Turkish Airlines launches 40 percent discount campaign for international flights

Turkish Airlines is launching a 40 percent discount campaign for its guests who wish to discover the world again in the coming good days. Passengers taking advantage of the exclusive prices will be able to discover the most beautiful cities around the globe with the flexible ticket options at advantageous prices of Turkish Airlines.

            Passengers who wish to take part of the campaign which is valid with all ticket types of the flag carrier’s international flights*, will be able to fly at a 40 percent discount for flights between April 1 – December 31, 2021 as long as they purchase their tickets between January 13 – 15.

            Turkish Airlines passengers will also be able to change the dates of their campaign tickets free of charge while refunds and cancellations will be subject to the rules of the fare classes.

You can find more detailed information at the www.turkishairlines.com website.

*Flights to/from Ercan Airport and Chinese Mainland (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xi’an) are not included in this campaign.

Three Cybersecurity Resolutions Every Business Needs in 2021

By: Edwin Weijdema, Global Technologist, Product Strategy at Veeam

Being able to retain customer trust has never been more important – or more difficult – following the events of 2020. With so much disarray and widespread changes to working patterns, such as the mass migration to remote working, the job of keeping businesses secure has never been more difficult.

Between more sophisticated cybercriminals and immense pressure to ensure governance on compliance, 2021 is already shaping up to be a minefield. And as such, cybersecurity has risen to the top of most organizations’ agendas.

So, as we have just entered what promises to a complicated year, here are three cybersecurity resolutions every business should consider in the new year.

  1. Watch out – Dark Clouds are on the horizon

Businesses haven’t been the only ones accelerating their digital transformation this year – cybercriminals have been hard at it too.

There has been a sharp rise in ‘Dark Clouds’ as cybercriminals have migrated to the cloud, often for the same reasons businesses have – cloud allows them to avoid big up-front capital expenses, pay monthly for their shady businesses and scale up only when they need to. Coupled with the ability to access information from anywhere, it’s no wonder we’re seeing cybercriminals innovate.

This ranges from cloud-based caches filled with stolen user data such as email addresses and authentication credentials, to personal identifiable information (PII) such as scans of passports, driver’s licenses and bank invoices.

Data exfiltration has become so valuable it’s now the backbone of all cyberattacks. And it may only take one breach to ruin your reputation and relationship with your customers.

That’s why not having an effective cybersecurity program in place puts your business continuity at risk. Because, come 2021, you’re either going to be one of those proactive organizations aggressively looking to strengthen your systems ahead of time, or the other type of business not doing that – and becoming more vulnerable with every passing day.

  • Team up – cybersecurity has turned personal

Between collaborating cybercriminals, the upwards trajectory of data growth and the distributed workforce, the risk factor for every business is accelerating.

This is one reason why we expect to see most businesses increase their general IT spending by around 5-10% in the new year, despite the economic impact of the pandemic. And we expect most of that allocation to go towards IT security.

But even with these investments, it won’t be enough to cover all the potential threat vectors. So, businesses will still be forced to place strategic bets across their people, processes and technology in the hope of covering their weakest points.      

For example, will you invest in the education of employees (after all, people are always going to be the biggest weakness), or put that money into optimizing and securing processes by investing in a Security Operations Center (SOC)? Or, will new technology be the most effective investment?

It’s impossible for every business to get this mix perfectly right, so business leaders need to also strategize how best to avoid cyberattacks. Too often, businesses expect their security team to handle this. But most of the time, this leads to an over-reliance on IT professionals who are already stretched thin by constantly putting out fires. They don’t also have the time to develop this strategy.

That’s why making sure every member of the company plays in the cybersecurity challenge is key. For example, while employees may be a business’ biggest weakness, they also form the ‘human firewall’ and need to be equipped to do just that – which takes education.

But don’t let the collaboration end there – your entire ecosystem of peer-like organizations, experts, suppliers, vendors and even the government should be aligned and geared towards combating this threat.

Cybercriminals are already working together on a large scale, sharing information about critical vulnerabilities, breached systems and targets extremely fast. So, don’t fight alone; work with contacts in your local law enforcement agency – for example NESA, The National Electronic Security Authority in the UAE, to figure out how to best utilize risk management models and resiliency plans.

By ensuring you follow government regulations, the increased alignment and information sharing between the government and private organizations will help speed up the identification of threats and lead to faster resolutions. 

  • Gear up – look to hybrid security and intelligent backup to stay ahead

Technology is always going to be the heart of your cybersecurity fight, but no one product is going to maximize your cybersecurity state – you need to invest in your desired outcome. To do that, organizations need to look for software-defined models integrated with external services – a hybrid security approach.

This includes cloud-based software such as PenTesting-as-a-Service (PtaaS), Scanning-as-a-Service (ScaaS), Network Defense-as-a-Service (NDaaS), Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS).

A hybrid security approach which has your internal security teams connected to external cybersecurity experts and law enforcement will keep you the most secure, while also helping raise the experience level of your security teams. 

Conversely, backup should play a bigger role within organizations. It not only gives organizations the ability to restore and forensically analyze data in the event of a breach, but in a world that’s becoming more critically reliant on ballooning data stores to improve customer experience, backup can help better utilize it.

We’re already seeing some organizations combine application owners, backup, analytics and security teams in a new (virtual) data management team. This way, they can tackle the challenges around exposed data, service level expectation and risk growth in the most beneficial and economical way.

Ultimately, for businesses to really keep up with their growing data and continue to derive useful insights from it, they will need to invest in tools powered by Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to speed up data extraction and analysis processes.

As these technologies are also significant weapons in cybersecurity as well aiding in data-driven decision-making, their adoption is expected to grow at a rapid pace and will add tremendous intelligence and power to the fight. 

At its crux, the takeaway here is that in getting prepared for the cyberthreats of 2021, you will also be putting your business ahead of competitors and boost your productivity.

So, don’t just choose a supplier or buy a new product – build an ecosystem that will stand by your side when the cybersecurity battle starts to heat up.

A warm summer rain in winter: The new head shower GROHE Tempesta 250

Gentle, delicate droplets of water caress the skin and cover it completely: GROHE’s new Tempesta 250 head shower now ensures a warm summer rain in your own shower – even in winter. Relax under its full face Rain spray and generous diameter of 250 mm, confident that your luxurious shower is also eco-friendly, thanks to the water-saving EcoJoy function. The technology limits the flow of water to a sustainable 9.5 litres per minute without compromising performance. Pure water enjoyment while doing your bit for the planet – a perfect combination for 66% of Germans who are searching for a shower which assists them in being sustainable in their day-to-day life.

In addition, the head shower GROHE Tempesta 250, which is manufactured at the own shower competence center in Lahr, Germany, impresses with its slim design and elegant chrome finish. This stunning design has already been awarded the renowned iF Design Award 2020 and the internationally renowned ICONIC AWARD 2020: Innovative Architecture.

GROHE Tempesta 250 is available in a round or a square design as a single head shower, in a set with shower arm, or as a complete shower system. Its minimalist design allows it to be integrated into any modern bathroom and its universal connection makes it easy to install on all standard shower arms – a simple upgrade for a relaxing, sustainable shower enjoyment.

explorare & GROHE, shower study, June 2020; Germany, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Egypt, total of 3,500 respondents. 40% of Germans even feel bad about the environment when taking a long shower.

Achieve Your Best Skin with iS Clinical’s New Year Skin Clear Kit

Optimize overall skin health and reveal a glowing complexion with iS-Clinical’s best-seller range

With all its resolutions and good intentions, the new year is an ideal time to show your skin some much needed TLC and introduce an updated skincare regime, especially if the festive season has left your skin feeling dull, dry or lackluster. Look no further as iS Clinical, the internationally-recognized brand of clinically validated skincare products unveils its New Year Skin Clear Kit, a limited-edition range consisting of products designed with the most advanced combination of pure botanicals, vitamins, bio-nutrients, and antioxidants to help skin appear healthy and glowing.

With long-term results that include visibly brighter and clear skin as well as a radiant complexion, this four-piece skincare set is ideal for all ages and genders. Featuring fan favorites – Cleansing Complex, Active Serum, Pro-Heal Serum Advance+, and Hydra-Cool Serum, this essential regimen helps revitalize the appearance of aging skin, diminishes the appearance of uneven skin tone and blemishes while its unique combination of ingredients leaves you with a refreshed glow.

Start your new skincare routine with the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex, the first step in the New Year Skin Clear Collection which also helps to remove make-up, gently deep cleanse pores and tone skin. Remember, cleansing is vital to remove dulling pollution and diminishing the appearance of blemishes. Use this as your new daily cleanser by incorporating it in both your AM & PM skincare routines.

Their most popular product, the iS Clinical Active Serum is the second step in your nighttime routine after cleansing. With its fast-acting results-oriented formula, this phenomenal product not only helps to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly evens skin tone, but is also excellent for anti-aging. Use a few drops of this powerful botanical serum in the evening for long-term results.

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iS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum is formulated with superior antioxidants, essential botanicals and bio-nutrients to rejuvenate, hydrate, and soothe compromised, dry, and blemish-prone skin. Use it by itself, or layer it with the other products during your morning and evening beauty routine.

iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ is a powerful Vitamin-C based formula that increases antioxidant protection while helping improve the appearance of dehydrated, acne-prone, and aging skin. Use it in your AM routine after cleansing. 

iS Clinical New Year Kit Price: 1,168.00 AED

Available at Her Skin Studio at Salon Ink, Facette Facial Bar in Business Bay, The Skin Network on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai;


The Master of Lights


To harness the light. Such was the ultimate quest which sparked Givenchy’s Prisme Libre.

“Prisme” for its ability to diffract the light in all different dimensions, and “Libre” for its ultra-natural finish and lightweight texture which lets the skin live and breathe. Featuring four loose powders, Prisme Libre enhances and perfects any complexion whilst blurring imperfections – a true Couture creation in its Givenchy signature case. Ever since its launch, this cult product has established itself as the ultimate light source, and along with it, Givenchy has proven itself as a pioneering brand in the art of mastering the light.

In the same spirit, Givenchy now presents Prisme Libre Skin- Caring Glow, a hybrid foundation which takes makeup to new heights thanks to its formula containing 90% skincare ingredients. Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow leaves a transparent and luminous dewy finish, while acting on the skin’s hydration, radiance and overall quality. This cutting-edge formula that combines the best of makeup and skincare is made up of 97% ingredients of natural origin* to boost radiance and let the skin breathe for maximum glow.

* Formula containing 97% ingredients of natural origin. In accordance with the ISO 16128 standard, Parts 1 and 2, the remaining 3% help preserve the formula over time and maximise its sensory texture.


Imagine this virtuous circle: a complexion-enhancing foundation that takes such good care of skin, it looks noticeably better every day. Enter Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow, which combines a natural makeup result with powerful skincare benefits. The ideal pair for an evenly transparent, glowing complexion. In a word? Perfected.

The foundation’s formula includes a record-breaking 90%* skincare base and contains no less than 97%** ingredients of natural origin. It’s also 89%*** biodegradable.

Made up of over half water, the exquisite and melting hybrid texture of Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow is easy to apply and build to your desired coverage. Super comfortable to wear, this foundation acts on three major skincare fronts all at once: it boosts the complexion’s radiance and improves skin hydration and overall quality over time, all while letting it breathe. The makeup’s ultra-sheer, modern dewy finish perfects and brightens the skin, adding a plump, aerated effect.

* Percentage of the moisturising base in the foundation excluding pigments and pearlescent particles
** Formula containing 97% ingredients of natural origin. In accordance with the ISO 16128 standard, Parts 1 and 2, the remaining 3% help preserve the formula over time and maximise its sensory texture.

*** Data measured over 28 days in accordance with the OECD 301B test


“We wanted to recreate natural light as closely as possible. A vibrant, complexion-enhancing light”, explains Givenchy’s Makeup and Colour Artistic Director Nicolas Degennes.

Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow contains 4 different shades of corrective pigments, light-reflecting particles and oils which help diffuse even the faintest beam of light that hits the face. Upon application it provides a glowy effect which lasts for 12 hours*. But that’s not all – enriched with active skincare ingredients, it reveals the skin’s natural radiance day after day. After four weeks of application, the skin’s glow is improved by 57%**.

* Clinical test on 20 women
** Clinical test on 33 women, makeup effect at 4 weeks


The formula’s core active ingredient, Advanced Glow ComplexTM, combines illuminating and moisturising agents like nasturtium extract and glycerine in a skincare base. The solution for intense, 24-hour* hydration from the time of application, and noticeable improvement in the skin’s hydration over time: +25%** in four weeks. The skin’s plump appearance is also increased by 10%**.

* Instrumental test on 10 women
** Clinical test on 33 women, makeup effect at 4 weeks


The “4 Colour” pigments in Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow help correct uneven pigmentation, while its blurring agents play a role in blending out minor imperfections, refine pores and give the skin a satin-soft texture.The foundation’s benefits on the quality of the skin are optimised with continuous application: after four weeks, the appearance of pores is reduced by 19%* and colour imperfections are minimised by 13%*.

Women agree*: Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow naturally embellishes the skin, lets it breathe, and helps improve its quality day after day. The natural radiance of their complexion is visibly enhanced.

These benefits have been confirmed by clinical studies*. After four weeks of use, the skin’s quality is improved by 28%, its moisturised appearance is increased by 25%, and its natural radiance is boosted by 27%.

* Clinical test carried out on 33 Caucasian female volunteers aged 21 to 54 over 4 weeks, makeup effect


Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow is available in a palette of 30 different shades. 30 shades designed not just for the tone of the skin, but also for its warm, cool or neutral undertones. A perfect fit for each and every complexion.

The product couldn’t be easier to use – it can be applied using your fingertips for a light and sheer dewy finish, or using a brush to conceal imperfections or achieve a higher coverage. Whichever way you choose, it was designed to match the shades of Prisme Libre and be used together. Once the foundation is applied, the four loose powders let you create a perfectly sculpted and highlighted effect, with the added benefit of mattifying the T-zone.


More than just a Couture object, the Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow foundation’s bottle has been designed to be ecologically responsible and reduce its environmental impact.

It adopts the same refined style codes as the other products in the Prisme Libre range: a square base, a large, black lacquered cap, sculptural lines and the essential 4G signature.

The materials and design were selected to improve the product’s ecological footprint. The pump can be unscrewed and easily separated from the bottle to make recycling easier*, while the cap is made in part of recycled materials. The box, also recyclable*, is made of cardboard from sustainably- managed forests, and the inks used are plant-based. The perfect illustration of luxury with a purpose.

* Depending on local instructions


To mark the launch of Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow, Givenchy unveils its new makeup face, Lithuanian model Giedre Dukauskaite. Her pure, natural beauty carved out a spot for her on the most prestigious catwalks.

Giedre appears in a brand new visual that says everything about the new foundation. Her feather dress speaks to the formula’s lightweight texture and Couture sophistication, while the sleek architecture of the setting expresses the modernity of a product that gets back to basics. Her radiance, intensified by the daylight, is a striking testimony to the skincare benefits and illuminating power of this super-foundation.