Focusing on energy s role in empowering women and reducing poverty, the Executive Director of the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) underscored energy as a huge accelerator to all development goals, from those related to health to those that focused on water. Expressing disappointment that energy poverty had not been counted among the Millennium Development Goals, he said modern energy must still be brought to those lacking it. In the developing world, solar energy stood as the least costly option for doing so, while also providing the opportunity for whole societies to leapfrog the carbon fuel economies..
Its Nike Pro Hijab made its store debut on Friday at Macy’s, and is now available at the chain with a $35 price tag. The garment will also be sold on Nike’s US website starting on Thursday.Support: Olympic medalistIbtihaj Muhammad, a New Jersey native, is one of three women who posed in the ad campaign for the new performance hijabNike first decided to start developing a performance hijab after hearing from Muslim athletes who explained how they sometimes had issues wearing a traditional hijab while competing.Female weightlifter Amna Al Haddad, from the United Arab Emirates, told the company during meetings at its headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, that her usual hijab lacked breathability and seemed unlikely to stay in place.The weightlifter also found it exceedingly difficult to find hijabs she could wear while competing and only had one headscarf adapted to her sessions, meaning she had to wash it by hand every night during competitions.Meanwhile, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, a New Jersey native, revealed that she sometimes had trouble hearing the referee while wearing a traditional hijab, which resulted in her being carded for false starting.Launch: The hijab made its store debut on Friday at Macy’s, and is now available at the chain with a $35 price tag. It will also be sold on Nike’s US website starting on Thursday’First, I’d get a warning and then a point against me I can’t tell you how many times that happened,’ she told theThe Rio bronze medalist used to compete wearing a headscarf made out of doubled georgette fabric, which, in addition to obstructing her hearing, was hard to pair with her fencing uniform.Now, Muhammad is one of three women, along with German boxer Zeina Nassar and Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari, to have posed for the advertising campaign dedicated to the new hijab.The garment is made out of opaque mesh to insure breathability, and currently comes in black and navy blue.