On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) in Wageningen.
The day began with a meeting with the President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Ms. Marileen Dogterom, and with the Director of the NIOO, Mr. Geert de Snoo as well as with Aquatic Ecology researcher, Ms. Liesbeth Bakker, and Terrestrial Ecology Researcher, Mr. Wim van der Putten. During the meeting, discussions focused on the NIOO’s three major research themes: biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable use of land and water.
Thereafter, according to an NIOO press release, His Majesty was given a tour of the NIOO research facility:
“…starting with a ‘remote’ water quality measurement led by Mr. Dedmer van de Waal. Mr. Van de Waal has been keeping a ‘lake report’ about the quality of the bathing water for some time now. This is due to the increasing nuisance caused by blue-green algae.”
From there, His Majesty visited the new Calibration Center for Soil, which “…provides insight into what makes a soil good soil and provides advice for sustainable soil improvements.”
The day ended with another roundtable discussion on the interfaces between ecological research and public health, the associated challenges, and a happy group photo.
Photos courtesy of the Netherlands Institute for Ecology NIOO-KNAW
On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the launch of the Eye Fund’s, Knikker Myopie de Wereld Uit, at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam.
According to RVD, during today’s launch Her Majesty spoke with:
“…[Erasmus MC] eye specialists Dr. Caroline Klaver and Dr.Jan Roelof Polling about their research into Myopia, employees of the Eye Fund, and children with Myopia (nearsightedness). Discussions focused on the impact of visual impairment and developments in ophthalmology…”
Photos courtesy of RVD/Erasmus University MC website
On the morning of Wednesday, July 6, 2022, the Royal Hashemite Court announced the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Iman bint Abdullah II of Jordan to Mr. Jameel “Jimmy” Alexander Thermiotis.
On Tuesday, July 2, the couple announced their engagement to their families including Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan, His Royal Highness Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II of Jordan, and Her Royal Highness Princess Salma bint Abdullah II of Jordan, and members of Mr. Thermiotis’ family.
After the announcement was made, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan released a statement:
“Congratulations my dearest Iman; your smile has always been a gift of love that I’ve cherished since the day you were born. I wish you and Jameel a life filled with love and laughter!”
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan also made a statement regarding his sister’s engagement:
“Warmest congratulations to my dear sister Iman and to her fiancé Jameel on their engagement. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.”
Born on September 27, 1996, in Amman, Jordan, Her Royal Highness Princess Iman bint Abdullah II of Jordan is the eldest daughter of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah II of Jordan.
At this time, there is little information about Mr. Thermiotis. According to the newspapers, Al Arabiya and the Jordan Times, Mr. Thermiotis was born in 1994 in Caracas, Venezuela. He is of Greek and Hispanic descent.
With a huge thank you to royal historian and royal expert, Marlene Eilers Koenig:
Mr. Jameel (Jimmy) Alexander Thermiotis is the Partner/Co-Founder of Outbound Ventures LLC, a private equity and venture capital firm in New York City, New York.
Established in 2015, Outbound Ventures LLC is a finance company with “…an estimated 5 employees. Their management level is C-Level. With a revenue of $1.1 million.“
In 2016, Mr. Jameel “Jimmy” Alexander Thermiotis graduated from Florida International University in Miami, Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business.
After graduating from university, Mr. Thermiotis, worked at DPM, an asset management firm based in New York City, from 2016-2018.
From 2018-2020, Mr. Thermiotis was employed with the company, AMARLA, as the Head of Business Development with its headquarters in Athens, Greece. The company is one of the largest boutique retailers operating in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Thermiotis is the son of Ms. Corina Hernández Pérez Rendiles and Mr. George Alexander Thermiotis Filesari of Caracas, Venezuela. He has two siblings, Alejandro and Alexia.
Photos courtesy of the Hashemite royal court/HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan /Instagram
Credit must be given to Marlene Eilers Koenig regarding information about Mr. Jameel “Jimmy” Alexander Thermiotis.
On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, His Majesty King Philippe of the Belgians visited the Instroom Academy in Antwerp. The Instroom Academy is a project of chef Seppe Nobels and the non-profit organization, Gatam, which is active in the integration of newcomers into the labor market.
Asylum seekers will receive catering education, Dutch lessons and more. After graduation from the Instroom Academy over 95% of students are eligible to start working in the labor market.