April 2023 – What Happening In Saudi Arabia

Author And His Three Sons Setting Off For Eid Al Fitr Prayers at 4:45 a

30th April 2023 – 10th Shawaaal 1444

#Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief provides health services in Yemen’s HajjahOpens in a new tab.

#Saudi film-makers off to a good start with opening of cinemas in KSA. Opens in a new tab.

#Iran Embassy in Riyadh to open within daysOpens in a new tab.

#New rules for Umrah pilgrims buying and carrying Zam Zam water on flights at King Abdul Aziz Airport Opens in a new tab.Jeddah that include purchasing the permitted five-liter container from the main selling points, and not placing it inside their shipped baggage.

#KSA to imprison anyone caught visiting a place facilitated for the use of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances.Opens in a new tab.

#Saudi student, Omar al-Bayoumi implicated in 9/11 lawsuitOpens in a new tab.

#Arizona state to revoke water drilling permits for Saudi Alfalfa farm farms (Fondamonte) closing two main wellsOpens in a new tab. pumping 1.5 trillion gallons of water in a year

#KSA Authorities made 8 drug arrests Riyadh, Jazan, Jeddah, Tabuk and Eastern Province on WednesdayOpens in a new tab.

#KSA To Cut the Price of Light Crude Oil To Asia Opens in a new tab.

Sudan -Ship Carrying Nearly 1,500 Sudan Evacuees Reaches Saudi Arabia

26th April 2023 – 6th Shawaal 1444

#India plans to link its power grid through undersea cables to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)Opens in a new tab..

#KSA seizes 12.7mln illegal amphetamine pills.Opens in a new tab. Four Arab expats arrested

#Saudi female soldier assists child evacuee in SudanOpens in a new tab.. Three day truce for evacuation purposes

#KSA patent application doubled in 2022 Opens in a new tab.and important for future growth. Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) was formed in 2018.

#KSA envoy to the European Union Haifa Al-Jedea presented her credentials to the president of the European Council Charles Michel Opens in a new tab.on Monday. Credentials?

#Egyptian embassy admin assistant Mohammed Al-Gharrawi killed in SudanOpens in a new tab. helping others to evacuate. KSA sends condolences.

#KSA does a great job getting Saudi and other friendly nationals out of war threatened Sudan.

#Hopes dashed of an extended holiday as KSA kids and college students crawl back to classes this Wednesday and Thursday.Opens in a new tab.

24th April 2023 – 4th Shawaal 1444

#World Book And Copyright Day Saudi Style

#Muslims go mad to visit historical sites in Madinah during Eid.Opens in a new tab.

#55,000 Ramadan pilgrims receive specialist medical care in and around Madinah.Opens in a new tab.

#Expats and Saudis wear their traditional clothes on Eid Al Fitr day in Mecca and MadinahOpens in a new tab..

Little Bayaan Dressed In Her Best On Eid Al Fitr Day

#‘Expelling the fan’s abuser’. Calls to oust Ronaldo and deport him. Opens in a new tab.

#All about Saudi Airlines, their planes, routes, ;eased craft, focus and future plansOpens in a new tab.
#Saudi Arabia’s Explosives and Fireworks Law says that attempts to smuggle fireworks into Saudi Arabia, Opens in a new tab.manufacture them, or trade in them lead to up t 6 months prison, and / or a SR100,000 fine.

#Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry states the “safe arrival” of 91 Saudi from Sudan Opens in a new tab.together with 59 nationals from Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, India, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Canada and Burkina Faso.

Tired American Moroccans Adam and Ziyadh On The Morning of Eid Al Fitr

21st April 2023 – 1st Shawaal 1444

#Effective pilgrim bus transportation system moves 1.26 million peopleOpens in a new tab. in Madinah to and from the Prophet’s mosque.

#The volume of Saudi Arabia’s imports of cocoa during the first quarter of 2023 has reached 37,080,007 kilograms.Opens in a new tab.

#Cold and hailstones in Ta’if. So much fell that 90 teams were needed to clear it up.

#Fireworks all over Saudi Arabia for Eid FestivitiesOpens in a new tab..

#In KSA and want to dump your old phone or device Opens in a new tab.to Recycle Your Device via MwanOpens in a new tab., (Click for English) the National Waste Management centre, and they will fix and recycle it before giving it to worthy causes.  So far, 100,000 devices have been collected with a market value of more than SR30 million ($8 million).

#Saudis increasingly using online platforms to pay Zakat Al FitrOpens in a new tab. via applications such as ZakatyOpens in a new tab.

#Families and kids in Najd revive and celebrate Al HawwaamahOpens in a new tab. by dressing up in new traditional clothes, going from door to door knocking with sweets and Eid money (Eidiyah). Local people comment on the custom.

#Exploring Opportunities in the Saudi Capital MarketsOpens in a new tab. To better understand the KSA capital markets and their opportunities, ASIFMA and Saudi Exchange are organizing a webinar on May 4th, 2023.

During the session, the panellists and contributors will provide an overview of the Saudi economy, its financial market infrastructures, landscape, product offering, and regulatory requirements to access the market.

#Eid Al Fitr in KSA – How Saudis celebrate it.

#Ronaldo crotch grabbing gesture leads to calls to terminate the player. Opens in a new tab.

#Indians stuck in Sudan amid fighting between government forces and rebel groups.Opens in a new tab.

#BBC discusses what is happening in Sudan concerning the fightingOpens in a new tab..

#Isreal’s Netanyahi interferes with KSA’s decision to reignite relations with Iran. May they rot!

#Two days ago, President Buhari returns to AbujaOpens in a new tab. having spent eight days making Umrah in Saudi Arabia.

#Saudi Alfalfa farms in drought ridden Arizona empty local wells.Opens in a new tab. The Saudi company leased land and took water out of the aquifer at the expense of the farms to produce cattle feed.

#Eid Pictures form Around The WorldOpens in a new tab.

#Eid Al Fitr Lands On Friday 21st April 2023Opens in a new tab.

19th April 2023 – 27th Ramadhan 1444

#20,700 mosques around Saudi Arabia ready for Eid Al-Fitr prayerOpens in a new tab.

#Mohamad Alobaida aged 17 handcrafted Islamic rosaries (misbaha or sibha). Opens in a new tab.

#Prophet’s Museum in Madinah adds new publications, films and interactive displays at the International Fair and Museum of the Prophet’s Biography and Islamic Civilization located right in front of Masjid Al Nabi.

#KSA to host 5th World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum with three online sessions between June / July 2023, and face to face event in Riyadh from Sept. 10-16, 2023.Opens in a new tab.

#Use only OFFICIAL government sites for booking Hajj via the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. Opens in a new tab.Online scammers are duping pilgrims in Pakistan.

#Saudi Arabia on Monday unilaterally released 104 Yemeni detainees. Opens in a new tab.

#KSA prince and Syrian president meet for the first time in Damascus since 2011.Opens in a new tab. They want a solution to the Syrian crisis.

#Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a Hamas delegation (Ismail Haniyeh) are in Riyadh to meet KSA royals.Opens in a new tab. They will meet Monday or Tuesday and discuss ongoing Israeli violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. Hamas detainees, Palestinian and Jordanian nationals, held in Saudi Arabia prisons will also be discussed. The last Hamas – Saudi meet up was in 2015.

#Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday asks Muslims in KSA to try to sight the crescent moonOpens in a new tab. on Thursday, April 20th 2023. However, Eid could be on Saturday next!

Click here To Learn Why Israel wants to normalize ties with Saudi ArabiaOpens in a new tab.
The Zionists should stop the apartheid and mass slaughter first.

17th April 2023 – 26th Ramadhan 1444

#Hijrah: In the Footsteps of the ProphetOpens in a new tab.” shows Prophet Muhammad’s 8-day journey from Makkah to Madinah examining its social, political, and cultural impact on the world through an immersive multimedia show that continued at the Ithra Center for nine months. The exhibition is going to The National Museum in Riyadh 

#KAUST launch of the 6U CubeSat nano satellite via the SpaceX Transporter-7 ride-share mission that launched from the Vandenberg Space Force Base. Opens in a new tab.Curious to see it!

#Saudi Chefs and cooks wow their followers on social mediaOpens in a new tab. with innovative Ramadhan recipes. Cook Hatoon Al-Toukhi teaches how to make a real Fettuccine Alfredo. 

#The Royal Commission for Al Ula (RCU) seeks to restore a number of old mud-brick buildings and turn it into a boutique hotel Opens in a new tab.using modern engineering and traditional building methods to expand accommodation around Al Ula.

#Saudi Airbus A330 bound for KSA caught up in military cross fireOpens in a new tab. went up in flames at Khartoum international airport.

#Sweet story of Catholic neighbours in Tennessee in the USA who reached out to a Saudi womanOpens in a new tab. and her family to wish her a Happy Ramadhan.

#Saudi religious authorities call for people to sight the crescent moon for Eid Al Fitr 2023, on Thursday, April 20.Opens in a new tab.

#KAUST new Discovery website and magazine showcases the latest cutting-edge research from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Opens in a new tab.and so promotes the university’s scientific achievements to wider audience.

#KSA government moves $80 billion Saudi Aramco stake to Sanibal the PIFS (sovereign wealth fund) investment armOpens in a new tab.. The $600bn PIF has $1tn in assets. Yasir al-Rumayyan is PIF’s governor, also chairs Aramco, and Newcastle United. Its first public offering to the wealth funds was in 2019 for $29 billion

16th April 2023 – 25th Ramadhan 1444

#Saudi Islamic University distributes more than 225,000 iftar and Suhoor mealsOpens in a new tab. during Ramadan and other cool foodie events.

#Let us celebrate World Heritage Day or The International Day for Monument and Sites in Saudi ArabiaOpens in a new tab.. Riyadh has special events lined up from 18th April for a few days. Other activities will be staged in Al-Ahsa, Hail, and Jeddah’s historic Al-Balad district.

#What is World Heritage Day?Opens in a new tab.

#Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority at Al-Wadiah Border Crossing Point has foiled an attempt of smuggling more than 860 kg of HashishOpens in a new tab. Opens in a new tab.iOpens in a new tab.nOpens in a new tab.tOpens in a new tab.oOpens in a new tab. Opens in a new tab.KOpens in a new tab.SOpens in a new tab.AOpens in a new tab..Opens in a new tab.

#16,747 violators of residency, labour laws and border security regulations were arrested in various regions of the Kingdom within a week.Opens in a new tab.

#Fatwa by the Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and IftaOpens in a new tab.. “Whoever attends the Eid prayer, he is granted permission not to attend the Friday prayer, and he can offer Dhuhr prayer at the time of Dhuhr. 

Saying that the Jumu’ah prayer and the Dhuhr prayer are not required to perform for those who offer the Eid prayer is incorrect and wrong, saying emphatically that it is contrary to the Tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and is in fact dropping one of the obligatory rituals ordained by God without any substantial evidence. 

#1.5 million Umrah pilgrims and worshippers thronged the Grand Mosque in Makkah on the night of Saturday, the 25th night of the blessed month of Ramadan. And incredible statistics.

#Ministers and top officials from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates met Friday 13th April to discuss Syria rejoining the council Opens in a new tab.together with Egypt, Iraq and Jordan. Qatar is VERY reluctant and so are some Western countries.

#Nearly 900 Yemeni and Saudi prisoners to be released in the first swapsOpens in a new tab. that will likely lead to another 600 more. The International Red Cross facilitated and flew the men to Sanaa and Riyadh.

14th April 2023 – 23rd Ramadhan 1444

#Foreign companies to get 100% ownership in KSA four new economic zones Opens in a new tab.in Riyadh, Jazan, Ras al-Khair and King Abdullah Economic City. Benefits will include low corporate tax, no import customs, good legal framework, production, machinery and raw materials. They can also hire staff from anywhere in the world.

Four New Economic Zones Courtesy Arab News

#Arab News details what the four new economic zones are and where they (above) will be.Opens in a new tab.

#Iranian Embassy in Riyadh opens its gates for the first time in 7 years. Opens in a new tab.

#Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah meets with Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal Mekdad in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, April 12, 2023Opens in a new tab. to discuss new relationship, drug trafficking, consular services and new flights to and from Syria to KSA.

#See Al Jazeera’s article about Faisal Mekdad’s (above) visit to the kingdom.

13th April 2023 – 22nd Ramadhan 1444

#Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari who leaves office as president will travel to Saudi Arabia on an official visit from Tuesday, 11 April to 19 April.

#Estithmar wins contract for Saudi’s Shura Island resortsOpens in a new tab. and its subsidiary Elegancia Arabia Trading Company, has been awarded the MEP package works for the Prestigious Central Hotel (430 Room Keys) on Shura island, and two hotels on the East side of the island (150 and 180 Room keys).

#Saudi Aramco will give full supply of oil to Asia in May despite 500,00 barrels per day cut in productionOpens in a new tab..

#Al-Baha, a major tourist destination in the Sarawat Mountain is also center for beekeeping and honey productionOpens in a new tab.. It makes around 800 tons of honey from 125,000 beehives per year. Nice article showing the value of bees in our world. The Saudi indigenous honey bee is the Apis mellifera dementia found in the south, Asir and Al Bahar.

Courtesy Arab News Spotlight

#Ehsan Platform or National Campaign for Charitable works launched and donated $18.66 million to needy causes.  In just two years, Ehsan collected over $880 million and assisted more than 4.8 million people.

#Rain, thunderstorms and hail forecast in all areas of Saudi ArabiaOpens in a new tab. during the last 10 days of Ramadhan. 950,00 pilgrims have visited Mecca since 1st April.

#Video of Snow and hailstorms in Hail, KSA in April Opens in a new tab.

#KSA officials host Senator Lindsey GrahamOpens in a new tab. to discuss healing Saudi – US relations/

Robot Serves Iftar Meals (Breaking Fast) In Riyadh

11th April 2023 – 20th Ramadhan 1441

#Saudi TV documentary shows KSA aimed to be master of oil sector in war with Russia. Opens in a new tab.

#Iranian contestant Younes Shahmoradi took first-spot in the Quran recitation competitionOpens in a new tab., scooping an $800,000 (three million SAR), prize and in second place is Saudi Abdulaziz al-Faqih got $500,000 (two million SAR).

#Airbus technologies rolled out to support Jeddah Grand Prix March 2023. Opens in a new tab.

#KSA Islamic ministry holds Iftar table for more than 1,000 peopleOpens in a new tab. at the headquarters of the All-India Central Ahl al-Hadith Association.

#Should expats leave Dubai and go to Saudi Arabia?Opens in a new tab.

#Saudi astronauts to go with The Axiom Mission (Ax-2) to the ISS Space station on May 8th 2023. Opens in a new tab.

#Saudi Development Funds to provide a soft $240 million loan to support a dam in PakistanOpens in a new tab. that will make clean energy, increase the production capacity of electricity to 800 megawatts, and store about 1.6 million cubic meters of water. So far, there are over 40 development projects and programs by the SFD with a value of $1.4 billion, in addition to oil derivatives with a value exceeding $5.4 billion in the past four years

#13 Houthis released in prisoner swap Opens in a new tab.after delegations from Oman and Saudi met in Yemeni capital Sanaa to have talks with the leader of Yemen’s Houthi Supreme Political Council.

#Easter in Saudi ArabiaOpens in a new tab.

8th April 2023 – 17th Ramadhan 1444

#Catch an electric bus between the airport in Madinah and the Prophet’s Mosque. a 38 km ride with 16 daily trips over 18 hours

#Male and female students from the Eastern Province claimed first place in Saudi Arabia’s Kangaroo Mawhiba Math Competition, Opens in a new tab.winning 559 gold, silver and bronze medals.

#Saudi astronaut and scientist Rayyanah Barnawi and mission specialist Ali Alqarni, will join Peggy Whitson and John P. ShoffneOpens in a new tab.r on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket aboard a Dragon spacecraft as part of the Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) to the ISS. They want to do ‘microgravity’ space missions.

#Another successful Fawaneese event in MecOpens in a new tab.ca – normal people, local entrepreneurs, craftspeople and family businesses to promote their products and services. There are also food trucks offering a range of tasty treats, as well as entertainment and awareness areas

#Story telling events and fancy Ramadhan activities in KSA. Opens in a new tab.

#The time-honoured Gargee’an (Gurgeean) or the kid’s sweet feast is celebrated at Ithra, Kuwait and across Saudi Arabia for three nights from 6th to 8th April 2023. Kids dress up and run about giving away sweets, crackers and crisps.

#KSA lifts trade and shipping import from Yemen and will allow cargo into their portsOpens in a new tab.. Melting tensions.

#Al Jazeera looks at how the KSA-Iran deal is affecting other countries, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen.Opens in a new tab.

#Gulf and KSA want better returns for their loans to EgyptOpens in a new tab. and to cut back military involvement in the economy to make way for the private sector and more effective leadership. Egypt’s currency tanked falling 40% and looks very shaky indeed and could fall again soon.

#US CIA director William Burns pops to Saudi Arabia to meet intelligence counterparts. Opens in a new tab.He likely took issue over their Iran deal.

#KSA and Omani delegates envoys will go to Sanaa, Yemen next week to negotiate a permanent ceasefire.Opens in a new tab.

KSA-Yemen Conflict – The Main Players – Courtesy Al Jazeera

6th April 2023 – 15th Ramadhan 1444

#KSA’s Northern Cultural District New 2,000 Car Park project, will be a part of the $63.2 billion Diriyah megaproject master planOpens in a new tab.. Opens in a new tab.

#Brazil’s ex-president testifies over gifts he received from KSA worth $3.26 million dollars causing uproar.

#King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Opens in a new tab. – You can apply for a scholarship now.

#What happened in the Al Aqsa mosque?Opens in a new tab. – Palestinians doing religious Itikaaf barricade themselves in the mosque and Israel smashes it down and beast them up- Unlikely story of events.

#KSA slams Israel for attacking, beating and leaving the wounded worshippers unattended in the Al- Aqsa MosqueOpens in a new tab.. The Dogs of War never rest and persist in their evil ways.

#The International Judo Federation IJF praises KSA on its progress in gender equality. Saudi women can whoop a __ __ too!

#KSA has disclosed investments in nearly 40 US venture capital firms,Opens in a new tab. including some deep in crypto, blockchain and Web3-related investments.

#All about ARAMCO’s new Jazan oil refinery with an output capacity of up to 400,000 barrels per day (BPD) and producing  gasoline and ultra-light sulfur diesel (ULSD), as well as benzene and paraxylene.

#Storms and dust hit Saudi Arabia Opens in a new tab.in all the regions from Wednesday to Sunday this week.

#Saudi PIF reveals its investments and buyouts but with giving any figures.Opens in a new tab.

4th April 2023 – 13th Ramadhan 1444

#New agreement signed on March 29th continues to allow Ugandans to work in Saudi Arabia.Opens in a new tab.

#In 2023, KSA is edging towards peace and reconciliation in the Middle East and beyondOpens in a new tab..

#NEOM’s Shushah Island Tabuk will have a marina, hotels, villas, a beach club, a museum, and the world’s biggest coral garden.

#KSA’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed food packagesOpens in a new tab. to needy in Indonesia and Nigeria = 11 tons and 780 kg food baskets in Kano state of Nigeria to support the food security needs of 1,200 individuals

#Princess Noura bint Faisal chosen to chair Forbes Middle East Women’s Summit Opens in a new tab.to bring together female movers and shakers.

 #King Abdulaziz Mosque in Tunis given SAR2 million for renovation by the Saudi Arabia’s Fund for Development (SFD)Opens in a new tab.. King Fahad (Allah forgive him) funded it through a donation.

#Free Quran given to 30,000 Muslim pilgrims at the Haram and Prophet’s mosque. God bless and protect workers at the Holy Quran Affairs Department and the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.

#Saudi man executed on 28th March (5th day Ramadhan) for stabbing, murdering and setting his victim on fireOpens in a new tab.. KSA executed 147 people in 2022 for murder and mass harm.

#KSA invests $38 billion to become a video gaming hub.Opens in a new tab. Freak!

#International oil benchmark Brent Crude was up 6.4 per cent to $84.99 a barrel Opens in a new tab. following KSA’s announcements to cut 500,000 barrels a day in production.

3rd April 2023 – 13th Ramadhan 1444

#Makkah Museums – Makkah’s an open museum.

#World Autism Day on April 2ndOpens in a new tab. celebrated and recognised in KSA to raise awareness about treatment and services available in the kingdom

#Article lists the number of Muslims who benefited from Grand Mosque services during Ramadhan. Opens in a new tab.

#The third Saudi expansion of the Haram mosque in Mecca Opens in a new tab.include 22 domes, of which 12 were movable glass domes, six fixed glass domes on the second floor, and four fixed domes on the middle halls on the second floor are ready to go.

#New Ramadhan TV soaps Tash Ma Tash, Selfie and Al-Asouf Opens in a new tab.and other listings of series and documentaries about Saudi Arabia.

#10 million or more Muslims visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah during first third of RamadanOpens in a new tab.

 #Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be invited to to an Arab League summit in RiyadhOpens in a new tab. in May ending years of isolation. 

#Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, April 03, 2023Opens in a new tab. seeking help to bolster the Egyptian economy and the crashing pound.

#KSA (500,000 barrels per day or 5%) and other countries cuts oil production by 1.15 million barrels per dayOpens in a new tab., May to December 2023, a move designed to raise oil prices worldwide to fund megaprojects in the kingdom.

#Report explores physicians’ perspectives, views, and behaviours in diagnosing and treating patients with Multiple Sclerosis in Saudi ArabiaOpens in a new tab.. A national MS guideline is needed to streamline diagnosis and treatment criteria, avoid any delay in treatment, and guide physicians to provide better care for patients.

#China embassy delighted about cooperation with Saudi ArabiaOpens in a new tab. following President Xi Jinping’s phone call with the crown royal and KSA Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

#France’s President Macron chats with KSA royals about deepening their relationship regarding defence and energy related issues.

2nd April 2023 – 11th Ramadhan 1444

#KSA recommend NOT to travel to Guinea and Tanzania due to the Marburg virusOpens in a new tab. that has already killed nine. It is related to Ebola and came formm the fruit bat!

#2023 Hajj registration closed on Saturday to Saudi and KSA resident first timersOpens in a new tab. and opens for those who did Hajj five years ago or before. Registration is via htts://localhajj.gov.sa or the app Nasuk

#KSA’s Freedom of Expression Art Prize to award 3,753,760 Saudi Riyal (about $1 million) to a named artist. Sad!

#Andreessen Horowitz openly courts capital from Saudi ArabiaOpens in a new tab. despite concerns about it being a repressive regime. The intrigues of PIF investments in the USA.

#Credit Suisse lured and burned Saudi’s banking ambition. Smash!

#The New York Times superb and easy to read overview of KSA’s push for nuclear enrichment, the USA’s reticence and China’s open long-standing cooperation to facilitate development on Saudi soil. LOVED it!

1st April 2023 – 10th Ramadhan 1444

#Muslims use Miswak in Ramadhan in Saudi ArabiaOpens in a new tab. Aisha narrated that the Prophet said, “The Siwak is a means of purifying the mouth and pleasing the Rabb.” (Nasai)

#MBC’s Otr Elkalam or Perfumed Speech contest Adhan and Quranic recitationOpens in a new tab. contest features Syria’s Mohammed Al-Jalab, an interior designer and Morocco’s Zakaria Al-Zirik.

Salam Allekum! Hi there! Thanks for reading. Contact the Editor Mohammed Francis directly at insidesaudia@gmail.com with any questions or queries.