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.
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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.
Doha, March 1:Developing Sealine into a world-class status and establishing facilities and parking lots Mr. Saleh Hassan Al Kuwari, Director of the Reserves sector at the Special Engineering Bureau, revealed a comprehensive plan for developing the families’ beach in Sealine , pointing out that coordination has already taken place with Al Wakra Municipality to start the development process, which includes the establishment of parking facilities, toilets and pedestrians sidewalks and Interlock, along with providing the beach with umbrellas and grills, as well as planting trees in order to prepare the beach to receive the public before summer.
Both the social media accounts for Qatar Foundation have been hacked, what do you think about the cyber war and cyber crimes and how can we be able to be safer on the internet??
IKEA Doha has told Doha News that it will open its doors to the general public on the morning of March 11th.
The news follows the invitation via email of hundreds of families in Qatar to a “family day” trial run at the store next week.
Invites for the event seem to have been sent to people who had registered to take part in an earlier trial day, which was cancelled at short notice last month, apparently due to issues with Civil Defence clearance.
Those inspection delays led to a postponement of the planned January 30th opening date, which was in itself a delay - IKEA Doha had originally hoped to open its doors in December last year.
IKEA is located on Al Shamal Road just north of Doha and is the anchor tenant of the upcoming Doha Festival City project.
An African Grey Parrot has been found in the West Bay area. He has an ID tag, so if this guy is yours, provide me with this tag numbers and some info.
I can be contacted on 55337713. He is a very well cared for pet and I am sure someone out there is missing him.
Doha: A 30-year-old woman was severely injured after being assaulted by four women over a car parking dispute in the Al Dafna area recently.
The woman received multiple injuries on her face, arms and other parts of the body, according to the Arabic daily Al Sharq.
Last Thursday, the woman had temporarily parked her car in front of a restaurant to place her order when four women in a Land Cruiser appeared on the scene.
They called out to her to move her car in order to create parking space for their vehicle. Since there was limited space, she could not move the car.
The 8th annual Model United Nations (MUN) conference hosted by Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ) held their final closing ceremonies at the Qatar National Convention Center, ending three days of intensive and transformative dialogue and debate for hundreds of participating international high school students. Qatar, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, China, Switzerland-over 25 countries in all-were represented at Georgetown's MUN, an academic platform for young people who take on the roles of UN delegates, and face the same challenges faced by world leaders in response to current global issues as reported by Qatar Chronicle.
Doha, February 26 – Four engineers from Es hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, have recently completed a two-year intensive satellite training program with Space Systems/Loral (SSL), the company manufacturing Es hail 1. Es hail 1, the country s first satellite, is scheduled for launch in the summer of 2013 and will share a spacecraft platform with the European satellite operator Eutelsat.
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