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     Nationline
  Emir talks with Kuwaiti
                                                 Georgetown graduates 2011 class QSA tos human
                                                                                 Qatar’
                                                                                         upgrade
                                                                                 development
  counterpart on phone                                   JOSEPH VARGHESE
                                                                 DOHA                                                                                                                                          indicators to
  THE Emir His Highness Sheikh
  Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani spoke               ALTOGETHER 46 students of                                                                                                                                     UN standards
  over phone with the Emir of                    Georgetown University School of
  Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al                Foreign Service in Qatar graduat-                                                                                                                                           QNA
  Jaber al Sabah on Saturday. They               ed at the commencement ceremo-                                                                                                                                              DOHA
  reviewed relations between the                 ny on Saturday. While 33 students
  two countries and developments in              received degrees in international                                                                                                                             THE Qatar Statistics Authority
  the region.                  (QNA)             politics, 13 got degrees in culture                                                                                                                           (QSA) has decided to upgrade
                                                 and politics. About 38 percent of                                                                                                                             the human development indi-
                                                 the new graduates were Qatari                                                                                                                                 cators being used in Qatar to
  Environment ministry                           nationals.                                                                                                                                                    match those developed by the
  honours 3 inspectors                              The members of the Class of                                                                                                                                UN Human Development
                                                 2011 belong to 13 nations like the                                                                                                                            Report Office last year.
  THE Ministry of Environment hon-               US, India, Lebanon, Egypt,                                                                                                                                       In a statement on Saturday,
  oured three of its inspectors from             Kuwait, Bangladesh, Saudi,                                                                                                                                    the QSA said it will add three
  the marine environment protection              Palestine, Canada, Somalia,                                                                                                                                   new indicators to measure
  department who managed to res-                 Bosnia, Sudan and Qatar.                                                                                                                                      human development index like
  cue the boat of three Asian fisher-                Georgetown            University                                                                                                                           Inequality-Adjusted Human
  men from sinking at Fisht Al                   President John J DeGioia con-                                                                                                                                 Development Index, Gender
  Hareef in Wakrah recently.                     ferred Bachelor of Science in                                                                                                                                 Inequality Index and Multi-
  Minister of Environment HE                     Foreign Service degrees in interna-                                                                                                                           Dimensional Poverty Index.
  Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Aboud                 tional politics as well as culture                                                                                                                            For this purpose, the authority
  al Midhadi praised the efforts of              and       politics.    Georgetown                                                                                                                             will organise on Monday a
  the inspectors to save the lives of            University Dean Carol Lancaster                                                                                                                               workshop on methodology
  three fishermen.                 (QNA)          of the School of Foreign Service                                                                                                                              and measurement of human
                                                 Washington DC, and senior Qatari                                                                                                                              development in the GCC coun-
                                                 delegates, family and friends of the    Students of Georgetown’s Class of 2011 at the graduation ceremony, in Doha, on Saturday. (MANEESH BAKSHI)             tries in collaboration with
  Arab League official lauds                      graduates were present at the                                                                                                                                 United Nations Development
  Qatar’s efforts on Darfur issue                graduation ceremony.                    media. Young people have more          mended not only for their out-          cation.                                Programme (UNDP).
                                                    Congratulating the students for      power than ever before to partici-     standing performance, but also for        Dean Carol Lancaster intro-             The workshop will be
  ARAB League’s envoy to Sudan                   their hard work and outstanding         pate directly in movements that        their service to Qatar and the glob-    duced the graduates at the cere-       attended by QSA President
  Dr Salah Halima has lauded the                 academic achievements, DeGioia          will change the world forever.”        al community. The SFS-Qatar             mony, while DeGioia conferred the      Sheikh Hamad bin Jabor bin
  efforts of the Qatari leadership to            said, “You move forward from here          He said that his hope for future    class of 2011 participated in service   degrees upon them. Secretary of        Jassim al Thani, a representa-
  resolve the Darfur problem.                    with the understanding that you         is rooted in the convergence of        trips around the world, volun-          the University Edward M Quinn          tive from the UN Human
  “Qatar’s decision to set up a                  are prepared to lead in an era of       youthful promise and the distinc-      teered at the Model United              read out the university charter.       Development Report Office,
  bank for the development of                    unprecedented change. While             tive character of Georgetown. “You     Nations conferences, and devoted          Georgetown’s Qatar campus            and participants from the GCC
  Darfur with a capital of $1 billion            doing so, you must work to culti-       must learn how to lead from the        their time in serving the communi-      graduated its first class of stu-       statistical agencies and human
  is an important step for the                   vate the values and knowledge that      front. For doing this, you must        ty through our Volunteer Qatar          dents in 2009. The university’s        development reports teams,
  reconstruction of Darfur. I think              will allow you to align your deci-      seek new knowledge, new ways of        activities,” he added.                  Bachelor of Science in Foreign         besides representatives from
  international envoys on Sudan                  sions and your actions with your        leading, and new ways of under-          Earlier, Dr Kamrava opened the        Service programme prepares its         the office of the UNDP in New
  will meet on the sidelines of the              most deeply held beliefs. The           standing others and yourselves,”       ceremony after the academic pro-        students for a variety of careers in   York and regional office in
  plenary conference on Darfur due               region is going through an extraor-     he added.                              cession of graduating students,         international service by requiring     Abu Dhabi.
  to be held in Doha on May 18-                  dinary phase in history. We are            Interim Dean of SFS-Qatar Dr        Georgetown faculty, deans and           them to study international gov-          The three-day workshop is
  23 to reach a final and compre-                 familiar with revolution, but have      Mehran Kamrava lauded the              members of the advisory boards          ernment, history and economics         aimed at discussing the new
  hensive settlement to Darfur                   not yet experienced it within the       efforts of the graduates for achiev-   and board of visitors. The national     as well as political geography, the-   standards for the prepara-
  issue,” he said.              (QNA)            new context of globalisation,           ing academic excellence. “This         anthems of Qatar and the United         ology, philosophy, literature and a    tion of human development
                                                 advanced technology and social          graduating class should be com-        States were sung before the convo-      foreign language.                      reports.




Qatar’s natural beauty on
show at painting expo
      CATHERINE W GICHUKI
                 DOHA


EXQUISITE paintings of oil on
canvas highlighting Qatar’s land-
scape and natural beauty are on
display at an exhibition titled
‘Traditions’ at the French Institute
of Qatar. The expo, which will
continue till May 12 featuring
works of Qatari female artist
Sheikha Athba al Thani, is being
held in association with the
French embassy. It was opened by
the French Ambassador to Qatar

  Sheikha Athba said
  that through her paint-
  ing she wants to recre-
  ate the country’s
  Bedouin’s culture so
  that the residents
  could know about
  their past.
HE Gilles Bonnaud on Thursday.            Qatari female artist Sheikha Athba al Thani (left) with French Ambassador to
  The paintings on show reflect            Qatar HE Gilles Bonnaud, at the painting expo, in Doha, on Thursday.
the rich cultural traditions of
Qatar. The colours used in the            nature, and my paintings reflect         trays a camel that has been paint-
paintings are primarily blue and          various facets of natural beauty.       ed with colours of brown, yellow,
brown, besides a clever mix of var-       Many of my works focus on how           green and blue
ious hues to paint images like            our forefathers lived. I think this       The artist, who has got Bachelor
female camel, desert, Corniche,           expo will help the French people        of Fine Arts degree from Qatar
orchid, among others.                     understand the Qatari culture bet-      University, said this event is her
  Talking to Qatar Tribune,               ter,” she added.                        first solo exhibition. She started
Sheikha Athba said that through             Sheikha Athba said that the cost      dabbling in the art world when
her painting she wants to recreate        of the paintings range from             she first participated in a national
the country’s Bedouin’s culture so        QR7,000 to QR25,000. The most           competition on oil painting in
that the residents could know             expensive one is entitled ‘The          1993. In 1996, she won the second
about their past. “We have been           Search in the Landscape’ that           place in a landscape oil painting
always closely attached with              measures 120X100 cm. It por-            contest.
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Over 900 workers attend medical camp
 TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK                       tributes much to the building                                                                                                                                                            related problems while the
                 DOHA                       of our nation and hence we                                                                                                                                                               Qatar Diabetic Association
                                            believe that it is our duty and                                                                                                                                                          conducted awareness on pre-
MORE than 900 workers                       responsibility to take care of                                                                                                                                                           vention of diabetes.
from different nationalities                their safety and health. This                                                                                                                                                              “It’s happy to see that the
have benefited from the free                 year, we are able to conduct                                                                                                                                                             authorities are taking care of
medical camp organised by                   the event much better com-                                                                                                                                                               the safety and health of the
the Supreme Council of                      pared to the previous year                                                                                                                                                               employees who are contribut-
Health (SCH) as part of the                 with the help of Focus Qatar                                                                                                                                                             ing to the development of
celebration of World Day for                and Qatar Readymix LLC. We                                                                                                                                                               Qatar. Those who take much
Safety and Health.                          are planning to conduct this                                                                                                                                                             risk in their work place
  The half day event, which                 type of event frequently in dif-
was aimed at raising the gen-               ferent parts of the country in
eral awareness of safety and                order to make the companies                                                                                                                                                                There were 40 doc-
health among the workers in                 and workers aware of the                                                                                                                                                                   tors from General
Qatar was held on Friday at                 importance of taking neces-                                                                                                                                                                Medicine, Ophthal-
the Medical Commission                      sary safety and health meas-                                                                                                                                                               mology and Dental.
complex, Abou Hamuor.                       ures in work place and                                                                                                                                                                     50 nurses, 10 phar-
  The event was organised by                accommodations. The med-                                                                                                                                                                   macists and other
the famous youth organisa-                  ical camp is very successful                                                                                                                                                               medical staffs
tion FOCUS Qatar while                      due to the voluntary work of                                                                                                                                                               were also present.
Readymix Qatar LLC was the                  Focus Qatar and Qatar
main sponsor.                               Readymix.”
  Director of Public Health at                 The Medical Commission                                                                                                                                                                should make the practice of
SCH Dr Muhammad al                          became a temporary hospital                                                                                                                                                              safety measures as a way of
Thani, inaugurated the func-                during Friday afternoon.                                                                                                                                                                 life,” said Indian Ambassador
tion. Ambassadors from                      There were 40 doctors from                                                                                                                                                               HE Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa
India, Nepal and Bangladesh,                General              Medicine,                                                                                                                                                           to the audience at the event.
representatives from Qatar                  Ophthalmology and Dental.                                                                                                                                                                   Ambassador of Nepal HE
Diabetic Association, Civil                 50 nurses, 10 pharmacists                                                                                                                                                                Dr Surya Nath Mishra, and
Defence, Hamad Medical                      and other medical staffs were      Director of Public Health at SCH Dr Muhammad al Thani (centre) with the Ambassadors of India, Nepal and Bangladesh and other offi-                     Ambassador of Bangladesh
Corporation and Labour                      also present in the camp for       cials at the event, in Doha, on Friday.                                                                                                               HE         Shahdat Hussain
Department were present at                  vital check up and pharmacy                                                                                                                                                              thanked the organisers for
the event.                                  services. There were 100 vol-      ing after the registration.         freely for all the patients. The        from SCH. The event con-             Readymix Qatar LLC.                  organising the event and they
  Speaking at the event, Dr                 unteers from Focus Qatar to        Based on the preliminary            workers then participated in            cluded with a fire drill by Civil       At the Counter of the              both spoke to the workers in
Muhammad         said,   “We                manage the event flow.              observation, they were sent to      the safety and health aware-            Defence and distribution of          Labour Department, workers           their mother tongue on safety
respect the workforce from                     The workers were taken for      the different clinical consult-     ness classes conducted in dif-          gifts and dinner to all the par-     had the chance to interact           measures practice at the work
different countries who con-                the vital check up and screen-     ants. Medicines were given          ferent languages by officials            ticipants sponsored by               with the authority for job           place.




                                                                               2 ASD Boy
                                                                               Scouts win
                                                                                                                   ROTA-VCUQ organises joint
                                                                               Eagle rank
                                                                                 TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
                                                                                                                   outreach trip to Indonesia
                                                                                                                     TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
                                                                                            DOHA                                  DOHA


                                                                               TWO members of Troop 970            UNDER the sponsorship of
                                                                               of the Boy Scouts of America in     Vodafone Qatar and in part-
                                                                               Qatar - Matt Merkley and Reed       nership with the Titian
                                                                               Richter were recently awarded       Foundation of Indonesia, a
                                                                               the rank of Eagle Scout, by the     joint Reach Out to Asia
                                                                               Boy Scouts of America, said a       (ROTA)           -     Virginia
Organisers of the concert at the press conference, in Doha, on                 release from the organisation.      Commonwealth University in
Saturday. (HANSON K JOSEPH)                                                       The rank of Eagle Scout is       Qatar initiative is taking stu-
                                                                               the highest of seven ranks in       dent and faculty volunteers on

2-day concert on                                                               the Boy Scout Program.
                                                                                  To earn the special award,
                                                                               the boys were required to earn
                                                                               at least 21 merit badges, such as
                                                                                                                   a trip to Indonesia to facilitate
                                                                                                                   skills development workshops
                                                                                                                   in a ROTA-supported school in
                                                                                                                   the village of Bayat in the

Tunisian revolt                                                                lifesaving and first aid, as well
                                                                               as carry out a significant service
                                                                               project, called an Eagle Project.
                                                                                                                   Klaten District in Java from 4
                                                                                                                   to 13 May, 2011, said a release
                                                                                                                   from ROTA.

to start today                                                                    Matt, an 8th grader at The
                                                                               American School of Doha
                                                                               (ASD), organised the collection
                                                                               of hundreds of football (soccer)
                                                                                                                      The trip was planned as a
                                                                                                                   follow-up to the construction
                                                                                                                   of a modern vocational school
                                                                                                                   in the village of Bayat which
       AISHA SIDAHMED                       proud to say that the educa-       uniforms and other football         ROTA supported in collabora-
                 DOHA                       tion of the people counted         equipment for youth in              tion      with     the   Titian
                                            much in the success of the         Ethiopia. His Eagle Project         Foundation after the May
A POETRY and music concert                  revolution.”                       included providing footballs,       2006 earthquake that hit the            Members of the ROTA-VCUQ with students in Indonesia, recently.
on the Tunisian revolutionary                  He said that under the          ball pumps, goalie shirts, goalie   Klaten District, of Indonesia.
will be held on Sunday, at the              regime of former president         gloves and matching uniforms            The intervention furthered          School has been involved in          far beyond the direct benefici-         Virginia Commonwealth
Qatar National Theatre. The                 Zine El Abidine bin Ali, the       for 18 youth teams, none of         the development of education            the programme development            aries. We hope that the work-        University faculty volunteers
concert is part of the second               ministry of culture was            which had any such supplies.        in Bayat and the surrounding            process from the very begin-         shops will benefit the wider          will facilitate two teacher train-
Revolutionary Poetry Festival               turned into an entertainment       Matt also chose to collect first     villages and benefited over              ning by identifying areas            Klaten Region, through the           ing workshops. Firstly, ten art
organised by the Ministry of                institution.                       aid kits for widows in Ethiopia,    1000 students, as well as edu-          where capacity-building is           increased skills of art teachers     teachers from the Bayat School
Culture, Arts and Heritage.                    “Now we are trying to get       including items for burns and       cators with on-going teacher            required for their students          and subsequent improvement           will attend an all-day work-
  Famous Tunisian poets                     the role of that ministry back.    infections. The supplies were       training initiatives.                   and teachers. Therefore, the         in quality of art education,”        shop covering pedagogy and
and freedom fighters includ-                 Also, after the revolution,        distributed to villages in and         This is the first time that           final programme, centred on           she added.                           enhancing creativity in student
ing     Khalid al Waglani,                  Tunisian poets and journal-        around Turge and Kersa Illala.      Reach Out to Asia has part-             art, was developed in                                                     work. Also, about thirty teach-
Gamal al Saliei, Abd al Nasir               ists who were repressed for           Matt travelled to Ethiopia in    nered with a single university          response to these immediate            This is the first                  ers from the surrounding
al Ouini, and Mohamed                       over 25 years are now strug-       July 2010 to deliver his sup-       for a volunteer trip and is also        and recognised needs.”                 time that Reach                    Klaten Region will attend a
Amin bin Ali are expected to                gling to overcome the self-        plies and spent a week doing        the longest volunteer trip yet            The trip programme                   Out to Asia has                    teacher training workshop
perform at the event along-                 censorship,” he added.             other volunteer projects, such      coordinated by ROTA and                 includes tailor-made work-             partnered with a                   covering the same areas.
side the popular Tunisian                      Tunisian poet and activist      as planting trees along a river     sponsored by Vodafone Qatar.            shops and sessions so that             single university                    Assistant Dean of Student
music band Ouyoun Al                        Mohamed Amin bin Ali, alias        and “mudding” or building a            Talking about the trip,              both the VCUQatar volun-               for a volunteer trip               Affairs at VCUQ Valerie
Kalam.                                      Givara, who was jailed and         house for a widow.                  ROTA                Community           teers and the local students                                              Jeremijenko said, “This trip
  Speaking at a press confer-               injured in the revolution             Reed Richter, also an 8th        Development            Manager          and teachers get the most out          VCUQatar student volun-            serves more than one purpose.
ence on Saturday, Director of               said, “Poetry played a big         grader at ASD chose as his          Mohamed Saleh said, “Many               of the trip.                         teers will conduct peer-to-peer      Mainly, it’s to enhance aca-
Tunisian Radio Khalid al                    role in the revolution. I was      Eagle Project to paint a large      of our volunteer trips in the             “We’re positive that this visit    workshops over five days cov-         demic learning and cultural
Waglani praised Qatar for                   targeted because of my             mural of the world on an            past have focused on manual             will have an extremely positive      ering topics related to the arts,    understanding for both the
supporting the Tunisian revo-               poems and my speeches. I           outside wall at the school.         labour or cultural transfer.            impact on the immediate com-         such as training in Photoshop,       VCUQ volunteers and local
lution. He also appreciated                 was attacked by the thugs          Upon moving to Doha three           This time, we have put the              munity,” said Luisa Gentile,         fashion design, pattern-mak-         students through the work-
the good relationship existing              two times - in 2003 and dur-       years ago, Reed has gained          emphasis on skills transfer,            head of corporate responsibili-      ing, sewing, and logo design.        shops. However, it is also
between the two countries.                  ing this revolution in 2011        an appreciation and respect         which will have longer term             ty at Vodafone Qatar. “We            Each session will have 30 stu-       hoped that by engaging with
  Stressing the role of the                 just because of my peaceful        for the cultural diversity in       benefits. This is the first time          know that forty teachers and         dents from the Bayat School,         members of the local commu-
Tunisian educated elite in                  opposition to bin Ali’s            the community.                      that a ROTA volunteer trip              276 students at the school will      with the subject content and         nity, the student volunteers’
the success of the revolution,              regime,” he said.                     Students can visually see and    has focused on increasing               directly benefit. However, the        lesson plans exclusively             interpersonal skills and levels
Waglani said, “We are a very                   The concert will be con-        take pride in their own nations     teacher capacity by way of              programme is made in such a          designed by the VCUQatar stu-        of empathy will also be
enlightened nation and I am                 cluded on Monday.                  with his painting.                  facilitating workshops. Bayat           way that the impact will be felt     dents themselves.                    increased.”
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                                                                                                          H2O Swim Club wins tourney
                                                                                                            TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK               The opening ceremony fea-         away top-end mobiles to the          like to thank Mr. Michele
                                                                                                                       DOHA                 tured a special performance by       winners of its competition.          Koborsi, CEO of Gondolania
                                                                                                                                            the     Qatar      Philharmonic        Speaking at the event,             Theme Park for his continuous
                                                                                                          QATAR-based H2O Swim              Orchestra percussion ensemble.       Managing Director of H2O             support of swimming events
                                                                                                          Club has won the H2O Cup for         The event is intended to          Swim Club Seema Pascoe said,         organised by our club and for
                                                                                                          the 2010/11 Season, said a        bring the best swimmers with-        “A great deal of effort goes into    becoming a Diamond Sponsor
                                                                                                          release from the club.            in the region to Qatar and to        planning and executing this          for the event. I would also like
                                                                                                            To win the cup, the club        showcase the local talent in         type of event. The success of        to thank Vodafone, Go Sport
                                                                                                          accumulated the most number       order to promote the sport.          this event was only possible         Bouygues Batiment, SM
                                                                                                          of points by a maximum of 15      The H2O events continue to           due to the dedication and com-       Media      Advertising     and
                                                                                                          selected swimmers per club in     attract top swimmers and have        mitment of officials, technical       Production and MTM Group
                                                                                                          both the H2O Short Course         placed Qatar as one of the key       staff, volunteers, assistants,       for assisting us with their
                                                                                                          Autumn Cup, which took place      destinations for swimming            event coordinators, parents,         sponsorships,” she said.
                                                                                                          in November of 2010, and the      competitions within the private                                              About winning the H2O
                                                                                                          H2O Long Course Spring Cup        swim club circuits.                    Over 270 swim-                     Cup, Seema said “The club has
                                                                                                          which took place at the Hamad        The competition was divided         mers participated                  come along way since we first
                                                                                                          Aquatic Centre, in Doha,          into several age categories and        in the two-day H2O                 opened our doors just over 2 ?
                                                                                                          recently.                         included 50m backstroke,               Long Course                        years ago. We are very proud
                                                                                                            Over 270 swimmers partici-      freestyle, breast stroke and but-      Spring Cup which                   to have competed against
                                                                                                          pated in the two-day H2O Long     terfly, 200m freestyle, 100m            ended the season.                  some of the best swimmers in
                                                                                                          Course Spring Cup which           breast stroke, back stroke,                                               the region with outstanding
                                                                                                          ended the season.                 freestyle and butterfly, 200m         coaches, and of course swim-         results. This was possible due
                                                                                                            Participating clubs includ-     individual medley, 200m but-         mers. We were very pleased           to the hard work of the swim-
                                                                                                          ed ABA Swim Team, and             terfly, breast stroke and back        with the event and were              mers and coaches and to the
                                                                                                          British School Marlins from       stroke, 400m freestyle and           delighted to have hosted the         support        of     parents.
                                                                                                          Oman,        Active     Sports,   4x50m and 4x100m team                Spring Cup at the Hamad              Commitment required to
                                                                                                          Hamilton Aquatics, Libra          relays. The event also includ-       Aquatic Centre.”                     maximise individual potential
                                                                                                          Swim Club, and Speedo Swim        ed two special challenges - the        She thanked the Qatar              include swimming six evening
                                                                                                          Club form the UAE, Elite          ‘Gondolania Challenge’, in           Swimming Association for it          sessions and five morning ses-
                                                                                                          Swim Team from Kuwait,            which swimmers had to swim           support and the numerous             sions every week, so it is very
                                                                                                          AYST Swim Club and New            300m freestyle with fins and          corporate sponsors for part-         rewarding for swimmers to
                                                                                                          Wave Swim Club from Saudi         the ‘Vodafone Challenge’ which       nering with the club to make         achieve their goals after so
                                                                                                          Arabia and Al Sadd Sports         is a special 200m individual         the event a success.                 much          work         and
                                                                                                          Club, Al Khor Torpedoes,          medley.                                “We are grateful to the Qatar      dedication.We are very proud
                                                                                                          Doha Dolphins, H2O Swim              Cash prizes were awarded to       Swim Association for their           of each one of them and are
                                                                                                          Club, Qatar Sports Club and       the winners of the Gondolia          support and for providing offi-       delighted to have won the
Winners at the competition with their prizes, in Doha, recently.                                          the Qatar National Team.          Challenge while Vodafone gave        cials for this event. I would        H2O Cup this season”




Microsoft Qatar
launches Internet
                                                                         Injaz business leaders to visit
Explorer 9
  TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
                                                                         20 schools to motivate youth
                                                                          TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
                                   with the ultimate browsing                                                                                                                                                         with their students.
             DOHA                  experience,” he added.                            DOHA                                                                                                                                The BLC will provide a
                                      Internet Explorer 9 is                                                                                                                                                          platform for senior level
MICROSOFT Qatar has                designed to bring sites front         AS PART of its commitment                                                                                                                    executives to pay a single
announced the launch of the        and centre through Windows            to motivate, inspire and                                                                                                                     one-hour visit to secondary
latest version of its web-brows-   7, enabling a more immersive,         develop Qatar’s youth, Injaz                                                                                                                 independent schools which
er - Windows Internet              more beautiful Web experi-            Qatar, a non-profit organisa-                                                                                                                 partner with the organisa-
Explorer 9 for consumers           ence. Features such as Pinned         tion and affiliate of Junior                                                                                                                  tion. The campaign provides
across the country.                Sites and Jump List enable            Achievement              (JA)                                                                                                                students from secondary
   According to a release from     people to put their websites          Worldwide, is launching its                                                                                                                  school grades with the
company, with the Internet         directly on the Windows 7             Business Leaders’ Campaign
Explorer 9, web users across       Taskbar, as though they were          (BLC) with visits to 20 local                                                                                                                   Injaz Qatar is
Qatar can further leverage the     native applications, and then to      independent schools in the                                                                                                                     about investing
power of the whole PC and get      quickly and easily perform            country from May until the                                                                                                                     time, imparting
the best browsing experience       tasks related to those websites,      end of the year.                                                                                                                               knowledge, shar-
on the Internet.                   such as check their inbox,              Following the Chairperson                                                                                                                    ing experience and
                                   change the music station,             Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser                                                                                                                     providing students
  Features such as                 accept a friend invitation or see     bin Khaled al Thani’s inspi-                                                                                                                   with a role model
  Pinned Sites and                 breaking news.                        rational visit to Amna Bint                                                                                                                    from beyond their
  Jump List enable                    “What people care about on         Wahab           Independent                                                                                                                    immediate environ-
  people to put their              the Web is their sites, not their     Secondary School for Girls                                                                                                                     ment
  websites directly                browser. That’s why Internet          school earlier in the year,                                                                                                                    SHEIKHA HANADI BINT NASSER BIN
  on the Windows 7                 Explorer 9 is about making            Injaz Qatar decided to roll                                                                                                                    KHALED AL THANI

                                   those sites shine. The browser        out a full campaign of
   “The best experience of the     is the theatre and the sites peo-     charismatic business leaders                                                                                                                 opportunity to meet senior
Web is on Windows with             ple visit are the play, and that is   visiting schools across the                                                                                                                  level executives and hear
Internet Explorer 9,” said the     what Internet Explorer 9              nation, said a release from                                                                                                                  about their professional
Country Manager at Microsoft       makes better — your favourite         the organisation.                                                                                                                            journeys, success stories
Qatar             Mohammad         sites,” said Kerim Ozbakirci,           Chairperson of Injaz Qatar                                                                                                                 and challenges, obtaining
Hammoudi.                          product marketing Manager,            Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser                                                                                                                   valuable life and career
   “Today, the Web can unlock      Internet Explorer, Microsoft          bin Khaled al Thani said, “To                                                                                                                advice.
the power and performance of       Middle East and Africa.               truly inspire Qatar’s youth,                                                                                                                    The BLC campaign will
the best PC hardware through          The new version of Internet        we must invest in them.                                                                                                                      run over two semesters, vis-
Windows       and      Internet    Explorer takes advantage of           Injaz Qatar is about invest-                                                                                                                 iting 10 schools over spring
Explorer 9(IE9). Websites also     the power of modern Windows           ing time, imparting knowl-                                                                                                                   2011     (May-June)      and
can act more like applications     PC hardware to improve all-           edge, sharing experience                                                                                                                     another 10 schools during
within Windows 7, with fea-        around Web browsing per-              and providing students with                                                                                                                  the       fall     semester
tures such as Pinned Sites. In     formance. The only browser            a role model from beyond         Chairperson of Injaz Qatar Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser bin Khaled al Thani, in Doha, recently.               (November – December)
less than a year, Internet         with fully hardware-accelerat-        their immediate environ-                                                                                                                     reaching 1000 students.
Explorer 9 went from early         ed HTML5, Internet Explorer           ment of family and school to     is necessary for securing this    vate businesses and schools          University.                             For more information,
preview to final release with       9 harnesses the power of the          look up to and learn from.”      country’s future - this cam-      allowing executives from               The curricula focus on             persons interested in par-
the help of hardware partners      Graphics Processing Unit                The recently appointed         paign is one of many              different partner companies          the soft skills needed for           ticipating in the campaign
and the Web community. We          (GPU), unlocking 90 percent of        Executive Director Aysha al      approaches we take to reach       to teach the Injaz curricula         succeeding in the work               are kindly requested to con-
are pleased to have launched       the PC’s power that went previ-       Mudehki said, “Our ultimate      out to Qatar’s youth.”            at various independent               place and allow business             tact Programme Manager,
Internet Explorer 9 locally here   ously untapped by Web                 goal is to plant that seed of       The organisation pro-          local middle and secondary           professionals to share their         Zeina       Hasbany        at
in Qatar to provide consumers      browsers.                             entrepreneurship we know         vides the link between pri-       schools and at Qatar                 real-life work experiences           zeina@injaz-arabia.org.




                                                                         W Hotels organises fashion shoot
                                                                          TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK            nature       Global     Glam      Global Glam AW 2011 season             W Events and Public               of design, fashion, enter-
                                                                                     DOHA                 Collection and the second to      inspired by the design of           Relations Manager, W                 tainment and food. W Doha
                                                                                                          be curated by W Hotels’           three new or soon-to-open W         Doha Hotel & Residences              is more than just a hotel, it
                                                                         A HOST of fashion aficiona-       Global Fashion Director,          Hotels: W Austin, W Taipei          Edgar Vaudeville said, “The          is a lifestyle destination.”
                                                                         dos in Doha recently took        Amanda Ross.                      and W Mexico City. The new          Global Glam collection is an            The Global Glam collection
                                                                         part in a glamourous ‘After        As an international fashion     season of Global Glam               exclusive ‘W Happenings’             consists of fabulous looks
                                                                         Party’ fashion shoot at the      authority, Ross has tapped        includes designs by: Contego        Fashion-Next event that              designed by emerging talents
                                                                         Pearl Qatar.                     some of the most sought-          Eyewear, Deepa Gurnani,             helps drive a unique                 in international fashion and
                                                                           The event which took place     after and emerging designers      Paola Hernandez, Mara               lifestyle of guests experi-          is inspired by upcoming W
                                                                         on luxury yatchs from            from around the world to cre-     Hoffman, iLuck, Eugenia             ences at W Doha and accen-           destinations. Global Glam
                                                                         Ronautica was hosted by W        ate a stunning wardrobe of        Kim, MYNE, Catherine                tuates our passion for fash-         can be exclusively found at
                                                                         Hotels and it features items     must-have fashion pieces and      Nicole, Noir, Posse, Shaesby,       ion, glamour and design. As          www.whotelsthestore.com
                                                                         from Global Gam – W Hotel’s      accessories produced exclu-       Sibilia, Twinkle By Wenlan,         a leading venue for events,          and in W Hotels’ ‘The Store’
                                                                         exclusive designer collection    sively for W Hotels’ The          Clare Vivier and Yarnz. W           meetings and special cele-           across the globe ensuring
                                                                         of accessories and apparel,      Store, the release added.         Hotels’ passion for fashion is      brations, W is internation-          that both guests and visitors
                                                                         said a release from the hotel.     Fifteen of the designers        expressed in the series of          ally recognised for its con-         are always in the know of
                                                                           The shoot marks the fourth     were selected by Ross to cre-     glamorous accessories from          cept and architecture, as            what is now and look glam-
  Models at the event, in Doha, recently.                                season of the W Hotels’ sig-     ate original pieces for the       all three W Hotels.                 well as for its combination          orous on special occasions.
24          Sunday, May 8, 2011
            www.qatar-tribune.com                                                                           CITY LIGHTS

Qatari national
wins Red Bull
                                                                          ASD students showcase
BreaKing event
 TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK               many skilled B-boys in Qatar,
                                                                          creativity at Café Oasis
                                                                           TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
             DOHA                   but it feels great to win,” said                   DOHA
                                    an elated al Doh.
QATARI national Faisal al             He said that he would               THE American School of
Doh won the Red Bull                spend the next few weeks              Doha (ASD) hosted Café Oasis
BreaKing event on Friday.           preparing for the finals. “I           recently. Café Oasis is an
Taking place at the Pearl           know it’s going to be really          annual tradition at ASD where
Qatar, Red Bull BreaKing            hard, so I am going to practice       students, faculty and mem-
Qatar constituted the first          more and will do my best to           bers of the ASD community
stop of the regional B-boy          represent Qatar,” he added.           showcase their artistic talents
championship, 16 partici-             Hong 10 shared his views            through drama and musical
pants (commonly known as            on break dancing in Qatar.            performance and visual art.
break dancers) faced off in         “The community is much
head-to-head battles to estab-      larger than I expected and the          For the second
lish a national champion.           level of talent among local B-          year in a row,
Qatar B-Boys wowed the              boys is very high. I think              selected pieces of
crowds with their stylish           Qatar is definitely in with a            work from ASD’s
dance moves and spectacular         chance at the regional cham-            International Bac-
aerial acrobatics, all per-         pionship final this year,” he            calaureate art stu-
formed to the rhythm of             added.                                  dents were show-
smashing hip-hop beats.               B-Boying which used to be             cased. There was
   The competition was held         referred to as ‘break dancing’          also an auction
in standard knock-out format        or ‘breaking,’ started during           featuring every-
and B-Boys were each given          the late 1970s in the Bronx,            thing from China to
two opportunities per heat to       NY and is a foundational ele-           Japan, a week at a
demonstrate their skills in         ment of Hip Hop culture                 luxury condomini-   Students of American School of Doha perform at the Cafe Oasis, in Doha, recently. (Right) Teacher and students play music.
front of Red Bull athlete and       along with DJing, MCing and             um in sunny Flori-
Red Bull BC One world cham-         Graffiti art. The term ‘B-Boy’           da, and home        Baccalaureate art students one of ASD’s perennial                     The ASD National Honour disaster relief in Japan, sup-
pion ‘Hong 10’, who was judg-       or ‘B-Boying’ which refers to           baked pies.         were showcased. There was favourites.                               Society (NHS) has long had the port to relief efforts in
ing the event.                      the dance, moves and lifestyle        For the first time, interpretive     also a silent auction featuring         Café Oasis is one part Rick’s   privilege of organising and        Pakistan, and to help pay for
   Al Doh battled his way           originated in New York was            dance was also organised.           everything from exotic China          from Casablanca and one part      running Café Oasis. This is the    the double-knee replacement
through three action-packed         coined by Kool Herc who was             For the second year in a          to Japan, a week at a luxury          Hemmingway’s El Floridita,        major fundraising event for the    of one of ASD’s long-time staff
rounds to the final where he         one of the pioneering Hip             row, selected pieces of work        condominium in sunny                  making for a very different       NHS and proceeds from this         who will be returning to India
faced last year’s champion          Hop DJs throwing jams in the          from ASD’s International            Florida, and home baked pies,         night out in Doha.                year’s event will be used for      for surgery this summer.
Mohammed al Manea. He               Bronx. Today, an evolving
provided stiff competition          and well connected B-Boy
with his crowd-pleasing             and B-Girl scene thrives
windmills and gravity defying
freezes. Ultimately, al Doh
was victorious, finishing his
heat with a spectacular
under-flip and winning the
                                    around the world. South
                                    Korea, France and the USA
                                    boast some of the most
                                    vibrant and talented dancers
                                    on the planet.
                                                                          Vodafone delivers lunch packs to retailers
right to represent Qatar in the       Over the last five years, the        TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK                                                                                                                           first to launch a ‘Best
regional final in Jordan.            B-boy scene in Middle East is                      DOHA                                                                                                                              Dressed Store Contest’ last
Hakim Omar secured third            growing fast. Many work-                                                                                                                                                             month and it is quick to find
place.                              shops are taking place every          VODAFONE Qatar’s dis-                                                                                                                          innovative ways to win the
   “I was surprised with my         year featuring some of the            tributor staff delivered over                                                                                                                  hearts of retailers in Qatar.
result because there are so         best B-boys in the world.             500 lunch packs to their                                                                                                                          “At Vodafone, we enjoy
                                                                          retailers at Souq Najada                                                                                                                       fantastic relationships with
                                                                          and Al Saad on Thursday as                                                                                                                     our retailer partners and we
                                                                          a way to thank them for                                                                                                                        are always looking for ways
                                                                          their continued support.                                                                                                                       to recognise these impor-
                                                                          Vodafone plans to deliver
                                                                          these packets to their retail-                                                                                                                   Vodafone plans to
                                                                          er partners across Qatar                                                                                                                         deliver these pack-
                                                                          this month to say ‘shukran’                                                                                                                      ets to their retail
                                                                          for being an important part                                                                                                                      partners across
                                                                          of the Vodafone team.                                                                                                                            Qatar this month
                                                                             “A big thank you to all our                                                                                                                   to say ‘shukran’ for
                                                                          retailers who are genuinely                                                                                                                      playing an impor-
                                                                          bringing competition into                                                                                                                        tant role in
                                                                          the retail area of Qatar,                                                                                                                        company's growth.
                                                                          which is great for their
                                                                          businesses      and     most                                                                                                                   tant relationships and bring
                                                                          importantly great for the                                                                                                                      some excitement to the
                                                                          customer,” said Mike                                                                                                                           retail environment. Thanks
                                                                          Button, head of mass mar-                                                                                                                      to all our retailer partners
                                                                          ket at Vodafone Qatar.                                                                                                                         and our two trusted distrib-
                                                                             Vodafone is introducing                                                                                                                     utors QNIE and DHI every-
                                                                          many initiatives and incen-                                                                                                                    one in Qatar has access to
                                                                          tives this year to thank its                                                                                                                   Vodafone’s amazing offers
                                                                          retailer partners for their                                                                                                                    and products,” said Daniel
                                                                          support as it continues to                                                                                                                     Horan, director of con-
Faisal al Doh of Qatar (left) with other participants at the Red Bull     expand its footprint in                                                                                                                        sumer       business      at
BreaKing event, in Doha, on Friday.                                       Qatar. Vodafone was the             Vodafone officials with the lunch packets, in Doha, on Thursday                                             Vodafone Qatar.




    Katara kite show: A colourful success story
    TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK              variety of colours, shapes and
                DOHA                  sizes. Traditional kites reflect-
                                      ing symbolic cultural themes
  THE sunny sky over the beach-       were an instant hit with the
  side at Katara was speckled         spectators,       while       the
  with colourful, high-flying          Singaporean team’s fish-
  kites on the concluding day of      shaped ‘Nemo kites,’ named
  the Qatar’s first multicultural      after popular Disney creation,
  kiting event on Saturday.           ‘Finding Nemo,’ gained quick
     A large number of people         approval from the children.
  witnessed the kite show,            The giant inflatable, sports and                                                                                                                                                   gathered at Katara to embrace
  besides trying their hand at        LED-equipped kites were also                                                                                                                                                      different cultures. We would
  kite flying. Many spectators         cheered for their striking visual                                                                                                                                                 like to thank the visiting kite-
  also huddled within Katara’s        appeal.                                                                                                                                                                           fliers who did a superb job of
  open amphitheatre to catch a           Visitors to the Katara                                                                                                                                                         entertaining the crowd and
  glimpse of the hundreds of          International Kites Family Day                                                                                                                                                    encouraging them to get
  kites floating in sky.               also benefitted from the oppor-                                                                                                                                                    involved in all the creative
     A family-oriented pro-           tunity to learn about various                                                                                                                                                     activities that took place this
  gramme, Katara International        aspects of Qatari arts and cul-                                                                                                                                                   weekend,”        said    Malika
  Kites Family Day was designed       ture, such as falconry and cal-                                                                                                                                                   Mohammed al Shraim, man-
  to bring together seven differ-     ligraphy, through a range of                                                                                                                                                      ager of public relations at
  ent cultures under one sky in a     activities hosted by the cultural                                                                                                                                                 Katara.
  dynamic performance featur-         societies based in Katara,                                                                                                                                                           “Katara holds the ideal infra-
  ing kite flying demonstrations       including Algannas Society,                                                                                                                                                       structure, environment and
  and workshops by some of the        Childhood Cultural Center,                                                                                                                                                        facilities for such multicultural
  world’s most active kite enthu-     Qatar Fine Arts Society, Qatar                                                                                                                                                    activities. Witnessing the suc-
  siasts.                             Photographic Society, Qatar                                                                                                                                                       cess of this event, Katara hopes
     The kite flying teams trav-       Society for Engineers, and                                                                                                                                                        to host more unique and cul-
  elled to Qatar from China,          Visual Art Center.                                                                                                                                                                turally inspired events reflect-
  India,      Japan,       Korea,        “This was a first-time event,                                                                                                                                                   ing different concepts but of
  Singapore, the Netherlands          and it was absolutely wonder-                                                                                                                                                     similar magnitude,” she
  and USA, featuring kites in a       ful to see the huge crowd that       Visitors at the kite-making stall at the Katara, in Doha, on Saturday.                                                                       added.

				
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