Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Op kebab trail in Turkije

IN de zoektocht naar een Amerikaanse reactie op de burgeroorlog in Syrië lijkt de favoriete gids ons noodlottige avontuur in Irak. We hebben een andere wrede Midden-Oosten autocraat macht namens een sektarische minderheid houden. We hebben een andere dubieuze cast van oppositie facties concurreren voor buitenlandse klandizie. We horen sommige van de dezelfde hawks - John McCain, Paul Wolfowitz - aanmanende te grijpen, tegengegaan door bekende waarschuwingen voor 'moeras'. We hebben zelfs duistere intelligentie beweert dat het regime massavernietigingswapens heeft gebruikt. Deze keer, echter hebben we een president...

A slice of Bombay Talkies with Dibakar Banerjee

IN de zoektocht naar een Amerikaanse reactie op de burgeroorlog in Syrië lijkt de favoriete gids ons noodlottige avontuur in Irak. We hebben een andere wrede Midden-Oosten autocraat macht namens een sektarische minderheid houden. We hebben een andere dubieuze cast van oppositie facties concurreren voor buitenlandse klandizie. We horen sommige van de dezelfde hawks - John McCain, Paul Wolfowitz - aanmanende te grijpen, tegengegaan door bekende waarschuwingen voor 'moeras'. We hebben zelfs duistere intelligentie beweert dat het regime massavernietigingswapens heeft gebruikt. Deze keer, echter hebben we een president...

Fans vlucht naar Pennsylvania voor The Office fete

IN de zoektocht naar een Amerikaanse reactie op de burgeroorlog in Syrië lijkt de favoriete gids ons noodlottige avontuur in Irak. We hebben een andere wrede Midden-Oosten autocraat macht namens een sektarische minderheid houden. We hebben een andere dubieuze cast van oppositie facties concurreren voor buitenlandse klandizie. We horen sommige van de dezelfde hawks - John McCain, Paul Wolfowitz - aanmanende te grijpen, tegengegaan door bekende waarschuwingen voor 'moeras'. We hebben zelfs duistere intelligentie beweert dat het regime massavernietigingswapens heeft gebruikt. Deze keer, echter hebben we een president...

Ferguson geïrriteerd door Chelsea David Luiz capriolen

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MANCHESTER MANCHESTER United manager Alex Ferguson beschuldigd Chelsea Braziliaanse verdediger David Luiz van gedraagt zich als een "stervende zwaan" in het incident dat tot Verenigde verdediger Rafael da Silva leidde uit in hun ontmoeting in oude Trafford wordt verzonden.

Verenigd verloren 1-0 tot hun rivalen Londen op zondag, een resultaat dat Chelsea betekent kunt effectief beveiligen een top-vier afwerking en de Champions League voetbal als zij slaan Tottenham Hotspur thuis op woensdag.

De veteraan Verenigd manager toegegeven dat zijn team niet iets uit een spel waarin zij verzuimde te scoren thuis in de competitie voor de eerste keer in 67 wedstrijden verdienen, maar hij was boos door Rafael's laat ontslag.

De Braziliaanse tussled met zijn landgenoot Luiz voordat duidelijk hacken op zijn enkels, maar de Chelsea man deed weinig om te helpen zijn zaak toen hij verscheen om te glimlachen als hij lag op de grond terwijl scheidsrechter Howard Webb de rode kaart zwaaide.

"Hij (Rafael) vergeldt, maar hij (David Luiz) duidelijk ellebogen hem tweemaal dan rolt over als een stervende zwaan en die overtuigt de scheidsrechter," zei Ferguson. "Hij was glimlachen.

Het is slecht. Wat voor soort professional is dat? "De ref heeft gekocht door het feit dat Luiz is rolling over.

Maar of de ref iets doen zullen, ik betwijfel het ten zeerste.

"Wanneer een speler vergeldt, hij krijgt gestraft het meest.

Luiz gerold over. U ziet dat met deze Europese en Zuid-Amerikaanse en buitenlandse spelers.

"Hij (Rafael) werd verdrongen, hij wraak. Dat is wat altijd gebeurt-de speler die altijd vergeldt krijgt de grotere boete en het was duidelijk dat Luiz hem tweemaal verdrongen.

"Het was huiduitslag wat hij deed, hij is een jonge jongen en zouden beter moet weten, maar vergelding nooit werkt.

"Ik zou niet zeggen dat het was gewelddadig gedrag. De scheidsrechter is nog niet eens gezien. Ik denk niet dat hij kon zien het op alle, maar hij is gegaan met het feit dat Luiz heeft rolde over op de vloer, en ik denk dat die heeft hem overtuigd was een rode kaart." Verenigd waren als gevolg daarvan na Rafael's verzenden, beweert dat Chelsea spelers had druk Webb in zijn besluit.

Ze had ook beweerd dat Juan Mata laat winnende doelpunt, afgebogen via Phil Jones momenten eerder, had gevolgd die een overtreding op Wayne Rooney, hoewel Ferguson, oppositiekandidaat, zei dat was niet het geval.

"De scheidsrechter besluiten ging tegen ons, dacht ik," zei Ferguson.

"Ze omgeven de scheidsrechter hele dag; vier en vijf spelers alle tijd, en ik denk dat die beïnvloed de scheidsrechter."

Real chief calls for unity between the coach, players

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Comments between Jose Mourinho and members of the team of Real Madrid President Florentino Perez MADRID have to make SNIPING a rare foray into the spotlight to call for unity in the club during the season run-in.

The nine-time European champion host Malaga in La Liga on Wednesday (1930 GMT), in a different order fixture as a result of their involvement in the May 17 King's Cup final against Atletico Madrid.

Second placed Real must win to leaders Barcelona waiting to be crowned champion, as they trail Tito Vilanova side by 11 points with four games left.

Anything less than a victory would Crown a fourth league gift Barca in five years without playing.

Speculation about the future of Mourinho has gone into overdrive since real were denied a place in the Champions League final by Borussia Dortmund last week, and the Portuguese has done little to destroy it.

Instead, stirred up simmering divisions at the club Mourinho last Friday by having a dig at popular club captain and keeper Iker Casillas he has dropped recently in favor of Diego Lopez.

The Bernabeu cheered Casillas the name when it was read out under the alternate members to the stadium before their league 4-3 win over Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Mourinho the name was whistled by a large part of the crowd.

Pepe, a player considered a favourite Mourinho, and Sergio Ramos have since made comments in support of Casillas in local media.

"We have two big challenges in front of us with the Euroleague (basketball) Final Four and the King's Cup final," Perez told reporters on Monday.

"We have to be United for the fans, and all of us. Our players will do that. " Real league challenge is effective, but they defend a 42-match unbeaten record in all competitions on the Bernabeu against a side suffering similar end-ofseason symptoms, Malaga.

Since their Champions League quarterfinals output, also to Dortmund, Manuel Pellegrini side have steadily slipped from contention for a top-four finish.

The Costa del Sol club are sixth with 53 points and go by rumors about the future of coach Pellegrini and maybe even the Qatari owners.

"We have at the end of the year good not to spoil the season that we have had," Brazil forward Julio Baptista's Malaga told reporters.

"It would be a shame not to get the points that would earn us a place in Europe.

"Although it is tough, we should about what happens off the field. There are many non-football related problems, but the most important ones are the football. " Third placed ATL. Visit relegation-threatened Celta Vigo on Wednesday (1730) looking for the last automatic qualifying berth for the Champions League mathematically safe.

Vernbloom believes that CSKA can win title

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Moscow Russian League leaders CSKA Moscow Swedish midfielder Pontus Vernbloom, who the only goal scored in the weekend clash with Terek Grozny, said Monday that he believed the Red Army team able to keep their lead through to end of the season.

CSKA are currently at the top of the Russian Premier League with 60 points from 27 matches, three points ahead of defending champion Zenit St. Petersburg. "The fight for the title is in full swing, but this was easy to predict," the 26-year-old was quoted as saying by his club press service.

"We are points dropped in recent games, but are still determined to the end of this season on the top of the table. The champions Zenit hunt us closely. They are a very strong outfit, but we are strong as well. " "For us (CSKA) each one of the remaining games is like a final. We have no right to slip up. "But I believe we have enough strength and spirit to win the title." Vernbloom this season, serving as a midfielder, has scored four goals, each one of them a match-winner for CSKA.

"I'm happy with every one of my goals as the players of my type usually do not too often, score," said Vernbloom.

"But each individual record is nothing compared to the team.

Bosman lawyer competitions UEFA ban on club overruns

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Brussels A lawyer involved in the landmark Bosman ruling 18 years ago a European Commission complaint on Monday against UEFA rules aimed at limiting spending by the top clubs.

European football UEFA financial Fair Play the pronunciation of pronunciation (FFP) in regulations will bring to clubs next season relocated to break even body or face exclusion of continental competition.

Jean-Louis Dupont, Belgian player agent Daniel Striani, which the "break even" rule is a challenge and is of the opinion that the competition is limited.

Dupont said "In fact a club owner is prohibited by overruns even if such overruns is aiming to grow from the club," in a statement.

He added the rule limited investment, ensures the continuing dominance of the leading clubs, reduces transfer activity and threatens to lead to a reduction in the wages of the player and the income of the agents.

UEFA suspended Turkish team Besiktas from European competition a year ago about unpaid bills and announced in December the same punishment for Spanish side Malaga.

The European Commission confirmed it had received a complaint but declined to comment further. UEFA did not make an immediate response.

Dupont said that even if the ban on high expenditure was justified, it would be illegal because UEFA its objectives with a less restrictive measure would be able to achieve. He added that UEFA could instead require all expenditure than expected revenues are fully guaranteed for the duration of a season.

Dupont was part of the legal team that secured the Bosman ruling at the European Court of Justice in 1995.

The ruling ended national league restrictions on foreign footballers of the European Union and players may to go to other clubs without a transfer fee at the end of their contract.

Valenciennes keeps PSG slow down party

AP

PARIS PARIS Saint-Germain celebrations were set up while they failed to pick up the win they need to all but the French title on Sunday had, scraping a home 1-1 draw against Valenciennes and giving Marseille a glimmer of hope with three games remaining seal.

A week after PSG had three players sent off in chaotic scenes after the 1-0 win in Evian, the club's image took another hit as sporting Director Leonardo deliberately shoulder-barged referee Alexandre Castro in the tunnel after the match. That was after Thiago Silva late in the first half for putting his hands on the chest of the referee as he disputed a decision was sent.

"Better Prepared ... This is not possible, "said one angry Leonardo as he is dragged before the road shouted on Castro, by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Moments after the final whistle, top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic also launched a verbal tirade on Castro for sending Silva.

"Referee in France is very, very hard. We are the most penalized team, "said PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti. "I don't know if my players are too nervous. Maybe sometimes they. I think the referees have also tired at the end of the season and may have more errors than usual. ..
It's often happened (this season) that referees have made mistakes. " A victory would have all but guaranteed PSG a first title since 1994, and a third overall, but Valenciennes midfielder Gael Danic played soccer and scored on attacks in the 17th minute.

Centre half Alex equalised in the 83rd when he powerful head of a corner.

"I know Thiago, he doesn't go with the intention of the referee, just to talk to push him as captain," PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi said.

"Unfortunately, there was a bit of a misunderstanding and you have to accept that. Now we will work hard and try and win the title in Lyon. With three games remaining, PSG are seven points ahead of Marseille but then face a difficult trip to third place Lyon, while Marseille host Toulouse.

"Lyon are playing for the Champions League and we're playing for the title, so it will be a difficult game for both parties," said Ancelotti.

Silva's sending off came after three PSG players Red Carded last weekend.

Midfielders David Beckham, Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti and ' keeper Salvatore Sirigu were suspended, and Silva is now set to miss crucial trip to Lyon next weekend after Castro showed him a straight red in the 42nd.

Silva appeared to push light Castro in the chest, and although there is not much aggression of Silva's side, both of his hands were on the referee.

PSG missed opportunities as Ibrahimovic tried an extravagent backheel that went wide and midfielder Javier Pastore drew a smart save from Nicolas Penneteau.

Then, with a quick break, caught cold and the ball quickly to PSG Valenciennes forward Vincent Amer, whose shot was way false by Douchez was moved.

Messi nets brace to push Barca on verge of Spanish league title

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BARCELONA LIONEL MESSI netted two goals in 15 minutes as a substitute for giving Barcelona a comeback win 4-2 Real Betis on Sunday and press his team on the edge of the Spanish League title.

After his teammates rallied went back to level at 2-2, Messi twice in the 56th and four minutes later curled in a free kick to extend his record scoring streak to 21 straight league performances.

The Argentina forward struck again in the 71st by polishing with a combination of excellent pass from Andres Iniesta and fellow goalscorer Alexis Sanchez to reach the 60-goal mark in all competitions for the second consecutive season.

"Weknow Messi is the best," Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said. "We know that every time he comes on he will give us something." Barcelona leads by 11 points with four laps to go and would clinch its 22nd domestic Crown as defending champion Real Madrid drops points against Malaga on Wednesday.

Messi has hampered for the past month by a right hamstring-injury.

Since hurting his leg on 2 April, the four-time world player of the year four gamesó including Wednesday stinging 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich that output of the Champions Leagueó sealed and come off the bench in two more before Sunday the match missed.

As last week game at Athletic de Bilbao, Messi looked fit enough again in Barcelona's favor as he moved the contest.

"Against Messi, you can't do anything," said Betis coach Pepe Mel, whose team remained in seventh place a 3-0 victory over Espanyol to move into eighth place and stay in the hunt for a Europa League berth.

Barcelona showed signs of still feeling the effects of the midweek defeat to Bayern who completed his 7-0, dismantling of the Catalan side over their two-leg semifinal.

Barcelona was slow at the beginning and in the second minute that his defense slow to react to an apparently routine high ball that bounced through to skilfully Dorlan Pabon, who was slotted it past the goalkeeper Jose Pinto, playing for the injured Victor Valdes.

Call of frustration immediately from the demanding Camp Nou crowd were heard, and they combined with the drizzle to further shock the hosts spirits just when they should have tried to take a step on the road to the League title.

Barcelona was quick to respond, and with Messi on the bench, it fell to playmaker Iniesta to unlock Betis defense in the ninth when he picked Alexis in the far post to nod in his crotch.

Barcelona pressed for a second goal with David Villa wasted two good chances before Cristian Tello hit the crossbar.

But it was Betis who went ahead this time against the run of playó with Ruben Perez unstoppable long strike from well outside the area that Pinto had no chance to hold off two minutes before halftime.

"Football was a little cruel with us in the first half," said Pique. "We have a lot of scoring opportunities while they scored on the two chances they had, but then it was kind to us in the second half.

"We are close to the title.

The sooner, the better. " Messi began to warm up at the beginning of the second half to the relief of the home fans who cheered his presence on the sideline.

Seconds before the coming off for Messi, Villa created for his earlier accidents by Dani Alves Cross under goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel with a header after beating Betis Defense has left him unmarked in the box.

Messi then took in his 20th multi-goal game of the season.

He had touched the ball just once when he scored an exquisite free kick, bending a leftfooted shot just inside the near corner of the goal frame that San Miguel did well to touch but could not turn away.

Qatar insurance market growing 5% this year

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Al Meera to offer discount on 650 items in Ramadan

ASIF IQBAL

DOHA

AL Meera plans to offer about 650 points to discounted and subsidised prices during the holy month of Ramadan, a top company official said.

"This year the company plans to more items at discounted prices compared to last year, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Nasser al-Qahtani told reporters during a visit to the new outlet Al Meera on Nuaijia Mall.

According to Qahtani, last year the company offered discounts on about 518 items during Ramadan which this year and 650 items be increased. "Some items will offer less than cost, and not not should be determined by the Ministry of industry and trade," he said.

"These offers are Ramadan gifts for citizens and Al Meera customers.

"And this year we plan to do some deals on meat products too," said the Al Meera Deputy CEO.

Qahtain added Al Meera now has about 33 branches and shops and offer premium services to customers.

He said that at present about 600 products are sold under brand Al Meera and efforts are on to the figure to reach 1000 by year end.

Talk about the new provision for Naujia Mall, Qahtani said that it is built on international specifications, and has come in Al Meera new interior design, creating a more convenient and unforgettable shopping experience.

"Our expansion plan will benefit everyone in the country: shareholders and customers alike," Qahtani add said Qatar has always been and will always be our primary market.

The Al Meera shop in Naujia follows the opening of two more convenience stores inaugurated in the first quarter of this year. Al Meera opened in Beverly Hills 3 compound in Al Waab, which despite being a convenience store, the prices and the quality of the products that customers in all find Meera hypermarkets.

Meera also convince All new store on Sealine is now is located at the entrance of sealine resort to the new permanent location, after three years of having a seasonal winter camp store at Sealine, this new shop will serve campers and visitors in the area all year around.

"Our expansion plans involve more than just increasing our retail space and also requires product offerings to our customers.

A number of deals with international and regional companies signed this year will see more products on our shelves for our customers, "said Qahtani.

In addition to opening new outlets, old Al Meera outlets also are converted to the new and innovative concept, a modern design tailored for the Qatari market by international design firms, he added.

Qatar Airways Airbus A330s can buy 15 more: CEO

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Qatar

Airways is looking to order another 10 to 15 Airbus A330s Paris air show in June before and maybe also options on Boeing 787, confirm the Gulf carrier Chief said on Monday.

"We're talking to Airbus for additional A330s," Akbar al Baker told reporters in Dubai, saying that he hoped to reach an agreement on the medium-sized, wide-body aircraft for the air show which opens on 17 June.

But he said the European manufacturer will have to "sharpen their pencils," adding that these planes the rift caused by the delay in Boeing 787 Dreamliners would fill. The carrier has already 32 A330 aircraft, including three versions of the load.

Baker said "there is a possibility to be more" Airbus A380 superjumbos, for which it has firm orders for 10 units.

He also said that his fast-growing carrier "Dreamliners will not cancel the" adding that Qatar Airways to order additional units. "On the contrary, we can order extra Dreamliners because we purchase rights for another 30." "I would not fly them if I am not happy," he said when asked about the resumption of flights after the grounding of all 787s by the American manufacturer due to electrical problems.

Qatar Airways resumed operations on one of the five Dreamliners on May 1, he said.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other regulatory authorities worldwide Dreamliners struck in mid-January after the failures of the lithium-ion batteries caused a fire on a parked plane in Boston and forced the emergency landing a plane ANAoperated in Japan.

After months of research, the FAA last month issued formal approval of Boeing 787 battery fix, pave the way for the troubled aircraft to fly again after the prolonged grounding.

Baker also said that Qatar Airways discussions on a partnership with India's IndiGo airline performs, short of buying a stake in the low-cost airline.

"IndiGo is an airline not for sale. We want to only do partnership with them, "he said.

"We want to code share with them do and we want to get in a situation where we work together, because they are the best airline in India," he said.

"There are already approaches between the boards of the two airlines," he added.

He denied talks with SpiceJet, one of India's nofrills carriers. Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad fastrising last month sealed the deal from a $ 380 million to buy a minority stake in Jet Airways India, in the first foreign investment in an Indian carrier since the Government eased restrictions on foreign buyers in Indian airlines.

Baker said the delayed opening of the new Doha Airport will take place in the last quarter of this year, say that his carrier expansion is secured by the limited capacity of the old airport.

"The delay cost us heavily, because we do not expand as we like," he said.

Hamad International Airport for putting into service last month was planned, but the opening was reportedly delayed after the facility does not meet the safety standards.

Qatar Airways prepares Meanwhile open business in Saudi Arabia as one of the two operators who won in December authorisations to place the Kingdom domestic market to operate.

He said Qatar Airways will work under another name, and start operations with 10 narrowbodies aircraft, with hubs in Riyadh and the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

Bahrain (Bahrain) of Gulf Air won the other license.

HMC launches telemetry service for heart patients

TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK

DOHA HAMAD Medical Corporation (HMC) Ambulance Service, in collaboration with the heart hospital, on Monday launched a new service, which will allow telemetry paramedic crew respond to an emergency in connection with a suspected heart attack vital information from the scene.

The telemetry service, currently at 60 ambulances in the fleet has been fitted, can paramedic crew to record and transmit the patient's electrocardiogram (ECG) of the scene the clinical team leader in the national control centre (NCC).

The clinical team leader then makes an informed decision on whether the patient to the Hospital of heart or Hamad General Hospital must be transported.

If the patient is transferred to the Hospital of heart, the ECG will be transferred from the ' life Pack ' 15 machines to the heart hospital for the cardiologist to watch before the patient arrives. This allows the employees of the Hospital of heart are prepared with the appropriate intervention for the patient for his arrival.

Addressing a press conference, Medical Director of the HMC Ambulance Service Dr. Loua al Shaikh said that the new system was introduced to prompt attention within the crucial time needed to treat heart attacks.

He said: "this new equipment will streamline the process of transferring information about the patient to the doctor that will be retrieved from the patient in the Hospital of heart and allow for more informed clinical decisions can be taken in advance. Treatment of the patient may therefore as quickly as possible ".

According to President of Cardiology on the heart hospital Dr Abdulrazak A Gehani was the possibility of wireless transmission of ECG the patient to the hospital a remarkable development in the process of treatment of the patient of a heart attack.

"It's not just speed up the diagnosis of the patient, but also allows us to set as we receive full information about the condition of the patient.

Apart from the ECG, transmitting the system also sends about other important data such as blood pressure and heart rhythm, rate amount of oxygen in the blood and other vital information about the patient, "he said.

Gehani also said that an improved version of the system whereby the ECG simultaneously will be forwarded to the smartphone from the cardiologist that service will be introduced soon.

Heart hospital Interim Chief Executive Officer Dr Lionel Jarvis and HMC Ambulance Service Manager Rashid Andaila were also present at the event.

KNIFE students win Vodafone brain Hunt

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DOHA RATHUL Jayaprakash and Mohamed Shaheen of MES Indian School recently won the Vodafone brain Hunt quiz contest.

The contest, which was led by vision group head tomorrow and quiz master Kannu Baker, was seen by more than 2,000 students and teachers from different schools in the country.

It was held with the support of Lulu hypermarket, Malabar gold and diamonds and Qatar UAE Exchange.

A total of 228 teams participated in the selection round and the grand final was carried out with the top six teams of Delhi Public School, MES Indian School, Indian School, Indian School Doha modern Shanthinikethan, Birla Public School and ideal Indian School.

The knife team won the Championship with a score of 60 while Aswin Aditya Birla Public School A and K in the 2nd position 36 points scored.

Mohamed Fahim and Nida's DPSMIS Mugundan was third with 33 brands. In the fourth place with 30 brands were Chanakya Vishal and maintenance inspections Abishek Madana Mohanan.

Ideal Indian School students, Anirudh and Kumar Aani were fifth with a score of 28 while Ashique S and Atul Sumeshan Shanthinikethan's Indian School in the sixth position with 25 characters were.

The grand finale had six segments, English language, Tip of the tongue, facts and figures, odd one out round challenge and fast runners, with the best questions to discover the new horizons of knowledge.

The two-hour program turned out to be a delightful and knowledgeable experience for quizzes lovers like the public also racked their brains as the master quiz roped sometimes ask them by throwing at them ".

The brain Hunt show is an excellent platform for the potential of the talented young people to nurture their talent in tapping and Qatar.

Vodafone supports such initiatives to promote the quest for knowledge among students, "said Wajeeha al Hussaini, head of brand and communications on Vodafone Qatar.

"We are really very happy with our presence in this prestigious Show as brain Hunt and we believe that this is the ideal platform to update the knowledge of young people," said Sanju, Philips commercial executive at Lulu hypermarket.

The winning team and other finalist were given Apple iphones, IPods, Blackberry phones, Lulu gift voucher, trophies, souvenirs and certificates.

The distribution of the prize-giving ceremony was attended by Wajeeha a Hussaini Cindi Thomes, head of trade activity to Vodafone, Murali, head of marketing at Qatar UAE Exchange, Santhosh, country head of Malabar gold and diamond, Sanju Philips, A P Sasidharan, knife key, Addul Azeez, Secretary-General of KNIFE governing body, head of different schools and other dignitaries.

British Council plans to launch Arab education in UK schools: Director

AILYN AGONIA

DOHA Qatar the British Council, in collaboration with partners, plans to launch an Arabic language program in selected schools in the United Kingdom this fall, British Council Qatar Director Martin Hope has said.

Talk to Qatar Tribune hope said that the program three years should be performed in British schools, where Arabic is not taught, in accordance with British Council program involvement between young people in the United Kingdom and other countries through the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

"As part of our mission as a cultural relations organisation, it is important that we do not only English but also abroad British encourage young people to learn the languages of the world. We have been successful in the past in promoting Mandarin in UK schools and this year during Qatar-UK 2013 we focus on the Arabic language, "said hope.

He added, "We hope Qatari partners in this program benefit from their expertise and experience.

In the coming months, we plan to more programs and as part of Qatar-UK 2013 celebrations related to science and to organize sports competitions. " British Council is also this year with Qatar Foundation innovation World Summit for education (WISE) for hosting a debate will be held in Manchester in June. The debate, which Qatari students studying in bringing together different parts of the United Kingdom will, will address the role of the teacher in modern technology-driven world.

At this time, British Council English teaching Center in Doha has over 1,500 students enrolled in General English and business English courses, are more than 50 percent of that Qataris.

Hope said one of their goals is to get more Qatari students, teachers and business professionals to reach and to benefit from their specialized courses, in which also soon a program academic writing and soft skill courses for business people.

Hope described the progress of the Qatar-UK year of culture 2013 under the leadership of the British Council in partnership with the Qatar museums authority (QMA) and other local agencies as ' successful ' by as much as 30 events so far have organized including the launch of the Qatar-UK Alumni network by HRH the Prince of Wales.

He also expressed his gratitude QMA, the Ministry of culture and Katara Cultural Village for their strong support during the year.

He added that more events-such as programs and competitions to science and sports-related in the country will take place in the coming months.

The British Council is the United Kingdom International Organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

HBKU honors six students with President's Award

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DOHA the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently honored six exceptional students with the President's Award in recognition of their academic excellence and dedication to making a difference on campus and within the broader community.

The awards were presented to the six winners of HBKU partner universities during a formal ceremony held at Qatar National Convention Center.

The President of HBKU and the Vice President of education at Qatar Foundation for education, science and community development Sheikh Dr. Abdulla bin Ali al Thani and Qatar Foundation's Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Khalid Mohammed al Khanji offered the six winners with certificates of achievement and a commemorative medallion recognize their excellent efforts.

The winners of the award are Al Jawhara Hassan al Thani and Eilin Liz Francis of the Georgetown University School of foreign service in Qatar, Dana Rozario (Northwestern University, Qatar), Mohammad Ali (Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar), Leila Natsheh (Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar) and Mohammed al Shammasi, (Texas A & M University, Qatar).

The President's Award was created to recognize the performance and quality of students graduated HBKU partner universities.

Outdoor show appreciation for the academic success of students, the award aims to recognize the students, who have a deep commitment to improving their communities by combining their academic skills with efforts in areas such as student leadership, community service, arts and research have created.

Dr. al Thani expressed are proud of the students and congratulated them for participation in community initiatives for development and to make use of all the possibilities available for them.

"This is an exciting day for us to celebrate the achievement of the winners of the 2013 President's Award.

Those students set a good example by their excellent academic achievements and are role models for other fellow students, which made us all proud, "said Dr. al Thani.

Dr. al Thani explained, "it was not only their academic achievement that we watched-we looked at many things, among them their participation on campus and community development initiatives, their research efforts and what they want to do in the future. We wanted all completed students find, and I look forward to them becoming productive members of our community. " Twenty exceptional students with a grade-point-average of 3.6 and later were nominated by their respective University Deans this year.

Each of the students completed an extensive application process that demonstrated how they made use of everything that their University, Qatar Foundation for education, HBKU and had science and community development. A diverse Committee reviewed and carefully reviewed each application.

In the presence of the Deans of the University, family members and donors, each of the six students was called on stage to collect their certificates as proud parents looked on.

The event was also an opportunity for HBKU to recognize and award of the organizations that have contributed to the students through scholarships.

"It's amazing to be in such a business. They are the people who inspire me to do better, so to be chosen among them a real honor, "said al Jawhara.

"When someone recognizes the hard work you put into something, it is heartening.

It's great that people really spend attention to hard work, "she added.

SUDANESE PAINTER AWAD RELIVES CHILDHOOD ON CANVAS

CATHERINE W GICHUKI

DOHA for most childhood memories are hard to forget, but for a few, they are sources of creative inspiration.

Sudanese artist who belongs to the second group nourelhadi Elkhidir Awad.

Awad who for 15 years has lived in Qatar says he now there back to his life as a child in Sudan for images and inspiration to support his work as a painter of both realistic and abstract topics, including everything from landscape and seascape to people and portraits, as well as caricatures and cartoons. "I'm inspired by my childhood. My paintings are based on memories of my early life, "he told Qatar Tribune recently.

He demonstrated his unique work on the third annual group exhibition of the Doha international artists who recently entered the Qatar Foundation Recreation Center closed. Are three beautiful pieces were among the works that stole the show at the event titled ' between cultures '.

One of the paintings shows a representation of life on the island where Awad was born. "My village inspired me to work on this painting.

I was born on Karni Island in North of Sudan. The surroundings were non-contaminated and the vegetation harbored animals in their natural habitat. That's the environment that this work has motivated, "he said referring to the 132 cm by 98 cm painting.

Another piece shows a five-eyed woman who a wingless bird sat on her head. "The painting is an illustration of a story I of my grandmother about a homesick wife waiting for her brother heard. The woman was in dire need to see of her brother, but she couldn't. The five eyes show a lack of balance in her life and the wingless bird illustrates her inability to travel, "he said.

A third painting features people who work together in a group. "In the early days, people worked together and they loved each other but not more," said Awad.

In still another piece, Awad nude street children begging, and a rich woman. "I wanted to show that if you have money you have power."But when you're bad, you're powerless, "he said pointing out that this was one of his first works he exhibited in Sudan, which was done way back in 1989.

Colors as a decisive element of his work regards Awad.

"Color is the signature of my work. Bright colors like red, yellow and green, in addition to others use I sometimes use of black. This is because there are different colors around. I also use squares and spaces, "he said.

Asked how he became a painter, he said that all in love with painting since childhood, he got into it full time after losing his job here about five years ago. "Even as a child in elementary school I drew pictures of my teachers. The best football team in my neighborhood called ' Mareg ' was also the subject of my sketching skills back then, "he said.

Awad also has his work in various other group and solo exhibitions including the held at the French Cultural Center in Doha Qatar and Sudan and Arts Society display. Awad keeps a marker pen handy wherever he goes. He is beginning to show signs when inactive and in an instant a sketch is made. "My painting is my life. I can't live without drawing, "he said.

However, if he is using acrylic, it may take him a day to complete a painting medium. But it's time well spent. Not only does it get him him satisfaction, but also well paid. His works sell for anything between QR4, 000 and QR12, 000.

"Be free in your feelings.

You should have a passion for art. " That's the advice, Awad former teacher with a Masters in educational technology and a Bachelor's degree in the fine and applied arts, has for aspiring painters.

Two new five-star hotels to come in Souq Waqif

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DOHA SOUQ Express Boutique Hotels has plans to launch two more beautiful, five-star hotels in the heart of Doha from historical Souq Waqif announced.

The announcement was made at this year's ongoing Arabian Travel Market at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Known as the Al Bidda and Al Jomrok, the hotels are part of a collection of properties that boutique known as Al Mirqab, Al Arumaila, Al Najmah, naiad and Jasra are popular at and dining destinations for visitors and residents of Qatar.

"Since we first introducing the concept of the boutique in Qatar, the success that we've experienced is remarkable.

We are therefore pleased to announce that we have two more exciting locations will add to our collection of boutique hotels. Al Bidda and Al Jomrok, will bring something new to the table and only further diversify our offer, "said Abdo Kayali, Group Director of sales and marketing, Souq Express Boutique Hotels.

"The Souq Express Boutique Hotels brand is built with distinctive character and the eccentricity is the core of each one of the properties. We strive to reflect these brand identity on all services to Al Bidda and Al Jomrok, ensuring that guests the exclusive, personal service and excellence in hospitality typical of Souq Express Boutique Hotels, experienced "he concluded.

In the first quarter of 2013 achieved a number of milestones in Souq Express Boutique Hotels that the Group had set up after the opening and official brand launch last year.

In addition to the inauguration of different creative dining concepts including all Matbakh-The Rooftop Grill, Argan – a traditional Moroccan restaurant and her latest fine dining offers the dining room has Souq Express Boutique Hotels supported and hosted highprofile events such as the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, UN climate change conference-COP 15 and the annual Souq Express Spring Festival, during which the hotels Arab celebrities.

With a brand new mix boutique hotels and more exciting dining options to be launched this year, Souq Express Boutique Hotels aims to grow as the ultimate, world class boutique destination in Qatar and in the whole region – cutting edge design and amenities with traditional local influences on all properties that fall under its brand.

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QF the convocation 2013 today

DOHA About 400 optimistic graduates look forward to the convocation 2013, which will be held in Qatar National Convention Centre on Tuesday. The class of 2013 has the highest number of graduates in Qatar Foundation history, with 437 students from over 60 countries participating in this year's convocation. The number of graduates this year is significantly higher compared to 2012 when 373 students received degrees. The gender gap also shifted in favour of women this year, with 229 women and 208 men in the class of 2013. In 2012, 188 women and 185 men consist of the class of 2012. (TNN)

EMIR WITH SWAR-AL-DAHAB
Bangladesh, Qatar agree on QR750
Assad probably behind chemical weapons use, says White House
Qatar slams attack in Mogadishu
Al Meera to subsidize 650 items in Ramadan
QA announces new destinations
HMC emergency ambulances go hi-tech

QA announces new destinations

DOHA Qatar Airways announced an extension route together with an increase in frequency to Pakistan on Monday. Starting on 18 September, will be the carrier's Addis Ababa 20th destination in Africa, followed by Clark International Airport in the Philippines by October 28.

From 1 March 2014 leaves the airline flying to Philadelphia. Also, starting from 1 June, QA will step up frequency to Pakistan with 60 percent to 28 flights a week. (TNN)

Al Meera to subsidize 650 items in Ramadan

Al Meera plans to offer discounted prices on about 650 items during the holy month of Ramadan, a top company official said.

"This year the company plans to offer more items at discounted prices compared to last year, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Nasser al Qahtani said during a visit to the new outlet Al Meera on Nuaijia Mall."Some items will be offered less than the cost, "said Qahtani. (TNN)

Qatar slams attack in Mogadishu

QNA

DOHA, QATAR has condemned Sunday car bombing attack in Mogadishu that killed nine people, calling it a "heinous crime." Offering deepest sympathies to the Somali Government and to the families of those killed in the attack, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, "the State of Qatar condemns all forms of violence and supports the Somali Government efforts for peace and reconciliation in Somalia".

It stresses that differences in opinions can not justify an attack. "The State of Qatar calls on the international community to provide the necessary assistance to the Somali Government in its goals," the statement added.

Sunday the blast was the latest in a series of bloody attacks in the capital by the sea, where Shebab insurgents have vowed to topple the Government and have set off bombs and launched guerrillastyle strikes.

The attack came for a Conference in London on Tuesday to draw up plans to boost security and development in conflict-torn Somalia.

More than 50 countries and organizations will take part in the negotiations, co-organized by the President of the Somali Hassan Sheikh Maganda and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Assad probably behind chemical weapons use, says White House

QNA

WASHINGTON the White House claimed on Monday that it is very likely that the Syrian President Bashar al Assad regime, not the rebel opposition, was behind any use of chemical weapons in Syria.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said there are certainly prove that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.

On Sunday said a member of a UN panel investigating the events in Syria, there were indications that the rebels had used the nerve agent sarin was.

But Carney questioned that requirement.

"We are very sceptical about suggestions that the opposition might have or used chemical weapons," he said. "We think it is very likely that any use of chemical weapon that has taken place in Syria was done by the regime of Assad. And that remains our position. AP adds from Geneva: A UN panel looking into war crimes in Syria wrote on Monday not conclusive evidence of chemical weapons use, support away from a Member claims that there are indications rebel forces used the nerve agent sarin has found.

Bangladesh, Qatar agree on QR750

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A senior official of the Bangladesh Embassy in Qatar is DOHA Qatar housemaids BANGLADESH has agreed to send for a minimum wage of QR750 per month, told Qatar Tribune.

"There is no question of salary with Qatar on the housemaids.

We have agreed to the terms and conditions put forth by the Qatari officials with regard to the recruitment of housemaids from Bangladesh. We have no requirements like QR 1000 per month as salary for housemaids, "said the official.

"The Qatari government is in the long discussions and negotiations with us to deliver domestic workers. Qatar stressed that the first priority was so much recruit housemaids from Bangladesh were involved.

The Government of Bangladesh will start sending housemaids to Qatar after this agreement, "said the official.

The new agreement will increase the availability of domestic workers, a necessity driven by the rapidly growing population and economy of Qatar.

Qatar wishes to recruit 30,000 housemaids from Bangladesh.

These girls would be sent to Qatar via both government channels and recruiting agencies in Bangladesh.

Qatar also has great interest in the recruitment of workers from Bangladesh for the construction, hospitality and other sectors for which the in large numbers.

Qatar's drive to meet the increased demand for domestic workers is not without hitches, largely due to some States require of higher wages and better terms and conditions for their nationals.

The Government In December last year, an unofficial ban on new work visas for Filipinas entering Qatar.

Local manpower agencies said that the move was a response to efforts by the Philippines to enhance a minimum wage of QR1460 per month, compared with average pay of around QR800 in Qatar.