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At the courts in this region:
Abu Dhabi man cleared of kidnapping fiancee so she can't marry anyone
Mar 5, 2013
ABU DHABI // An unemployed Emirati who kidnapped his fiancée after her mother decided to wed her to another man, was cleared by the Criminal Court yesterday.
The man in his early twenties spotted his 16-year-old beau alone in her mother's car in a mall car park with the engine running. So he jumped in the driver's seat and took off with her.
He did so after the girl's family accepted a proposal of marriage from a relative after giving the man two years to find a job, which he failed to do.
The girl's brother and father spotted the pair driving off and called police after they tried in vain to stop the car.
I am interested in hearing some new suggestions. My wife and I have recently decided Sharq Village is our favorite place. What about you?
Test proves 12-year-old Indian girl has higher IQ than Einstein
A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in UK has stunned everyone after she scored an incredible 162 on her IQ test - even higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Neha Ramu, daughter of an Indian doctor couple, achieved a score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test - the highest score possible for her age.
The score puts her in the top one per cent of brightest people in the UK and means she is more intelligent than physicist Hawking, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and scientist Albert Einstein, who are all thought to have an IQ of 160.
"Neha scored 162 on the Cattell IIIB test, putting her within the top one per cent of people in the country," a spokesman for British Mensa said.
Black smoke rising over West Bay this morning.
Anyone see what happened?
By Daniel Amen, M.D.
Our world needs a change in leadership.
I'm not talking about the divide between Republicans and Democrats. I'm not talking about the UN or the influence of U.S. foreign policy, or the power struggles in the Middle East. At the end of the day, all of these may end up being less important than a fundamental division of power that goes back to the beginning of the human race.
What I'm talking about here is the gender balance: the distribution of power and leadership between men and women.
For the first time in its fourth year under the Samsung Diamond League label, the Doha 2013 Athletics meeting will feature the reigning 100m World Champion and 4x100m Olympic Champion in the entry list of this year´s edition.
Yohan Blake, the man who won the 100m World title in Daegu (18 months ago) and became the youngest World Champion in the history of 100m, has agreed to open his 2013 Diamond League campaign at the first meeting of the season, in Doha on May 10.
IAAF Vice President and Qatar Association of Athletics Federation Chairman, Dahlan Jumaan Al Hamad expressed his excitement over Blake’s upcoming appearance:
“We are really looking forward to welcoming Yohan in Doha and to see the reigning 100m World Champion competing at the Hamad Bin Suhaim Stadium.
DOHA: The allegedly long and cumbersome procedures for obtaining a visit visa to the UK have angered several Qatari citizens, triggering calls for urgent action to address this issue.
They have called on the Qatari government to force the British authorities to simplify the procedures. “The British (visiting Qatar) are getting visas on arrival at the airport but they are making us go through complicated procedures and interviews and forcing us to pay too much money,” lamented a citizen.
“While British authorities are humiliating the Qataris with personal interviews and too many requirements and high fees their citizens are getting the Qatari visa on arrival at the airport.
From July until Summer 2014, the Sheraton hotel will be closed for renovation.
They also mention that when it does re-open, it will no longer be called the Sheraton.
What do you guys think of the Doha Pyramid?
People have been whining about lack of good news and bad publicity....... for all you folks this one real good news and a step forward.
a child born with HIV has been cured!!
Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented.
The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.
Though medical staff and scientists are unclear why the treatment was effective, the surprise success has raised hopes that the therapy might ultimately help doctors eradicate the virus among newborns.
DohaTweetups, the Youth Company and other community organisations are honored to support Al Amal Charity Fashion Show, organized within Al Amal Cancer Awareness Campaign, to take place on the 8th of March 2013 at Multipurpose Hall of Aspire Ladies Fitness Club.
The event is designed as an effort to raise awareness about cancer patients in Qatar and collect funds for National Center for Cancer Care & Research, former known as Al Amal Hospital. The idea of the event was initiated by FatmaGhanem, young local fashion designer, who decided to use her talent to help the community. The Charity Fashion Show became a part of Cancer Awareness Campaign developed with support of FN Advertising, boutique advertising agency, which took care of marketing materials and media.
From today's Photowalk
Grandparents being replaced not by maids but by Google
Grandparents are being replaced by the internet, as rising numbers of kids look up for answers online rather than seeking help from family, a new survey has found.
Researchers found that older generations are being replaced by Google, Wikipedia and YouTube, with their grandchildren not asking them basic questions that they can look up themselves.
According to the survey, fewer than one in four grandparents said that they have been asked for advice on basic domestic chores such as washing clothes, learning to cook a family recipe or sewing a button.
Doha ,March, 1:A new diabetes centre, which will provide all-round and one-spot comprehensive care will be opened by May at the Hamad General Hospital, a senior official said on Monday.
“The entire second floor of the Hamad General Hospital will be dedicated for the centre, which will provide comprehensive care for people with diabetes, including services such as consultations with physicians, dieticians, smoking cessation, physical fitness experts, foot care as well as podiatrists,” HMC Medicine Department chairman Prof Abdul Badi Abou Samra said.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the HMC Medical Research Centre’s second Annual Research Day 2013.
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