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Emir to grace GCC summit today Qatar, Albania sign
                               eco protection pact
                QNA                                                                                                                        tion to the GCC foreign minis-
                DOHA                                                                                                                       ters meeting at the GCC gen-                   QNA                   the two countries and convic-
                                                                                                                                           eral secretariat in Riyadh on                  DOHA                  tion that cooperation in the
THE Emir His Highness                                                                                                                      Sunday. The one-day meeting                                          field of environmental protec-
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al                                                                                                                was held to prepare for the       QATAR, represented by the          tion results in mutual benefit
Thani will travel to Saudi                                                                                                                 important consultative meet-      Ministry of Environment, and       and promotes the develop-
Arabia to attend the 14th GCC                                                                                                              ing of the GCC leaders due to     Albania, represented by the        ment of the relationship and
Consultative Summit on                                                                                                                     be held in the Saudi capital on   Ministry of Environment,           friendship between the two
Monday.                                                                                                                                    Monday.                           Forestry        and        Water   countries.
   HH the Emir will be accom-                                                                                                                 The prime minister was         Management, on Sunday                 It also stemmed from
panied by Prime Minister and                                                                                                               welcomed at the Riyadh Air        signed a memorandum of             awareness by Qatar and
Minister of Foreign Affairs                                                                                                                Base Airport by Saudi Deputy      understanding in the field of       Albania of the responsibility in
HE Sheikh Hamad bin                                                                                                                        Foreign Minister Prince           environment protection.            ensuring environment integri-
Jassim bin Jabor al Thani and                                                                                                              Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin          The memorandum was              ty of present and future gener-
a high-ranking delegation.                                                                                                                 Abdul Aziz, GCC Secretary-        signed by the Minister of          ations and the respect and
   HH the Emir also sent a                                                                                                                 General Dr Abdul Latif bin        Environment HE Abdullah            appreciation of international
message to the Custodian of                                                                                                                Rashid al Zayani and Qatar’s      bin Mubarak bin Aaboud al          environmental protocols and
the Two Holy Mosques                                                                                                                       Ambassador to Saudi Arabia        Ma’dhadi and Albanian              agreements signed by the two
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al                                                                                                                 HE Ali bin Abdullah al            Minister of Environment,           countries.
Saud relating to bilateral rela-                                                                                                           Mahmoud. The prime minis-         Forestry        and        Water      The MoU stated that the two
tions and the latest develop-                                                                                                              ter left the city for Doha on     Management Fatmir Mediu.           parties will cooperate with
ments in the region.                                                                                                                       Sunday evening.                      The MoU emanated from           each other in issues of environ-
   Minister of State HE Sheikh                                                                                                                The GCC foreign ministers’     the two countries’ awareness       ment on the basis of security,
Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim                                                                                                                meeting in Saudi Arabia was       of the global nature of environ-   equal rights and mutual benefit
al Thani delivered the mes-                                                                                                                chaired by Saudi Foreign          mental issues and the need to      within the framework of their
sage during a meeting with                                                                                                                 Minister Prince Saud al           find durable and cost-effective     related scope of practice and
Saudi Foreign Minister                                                                                                                     Faisal. A number of Gulf          solutions to address these         legislations. Both parties shall
Prince Saud al Faisal in                                                                                                                   issues as well as regional and    issues through international       work to create, promote and
Riyadh.                            Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al Thani with       international developments        cooperation, as well as the        develop ties of cooperation
   Meanwhile, the Prime            Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Abdul Azizon at the Riyadh Air         were discussed on the occa-       importance of the coordina-        between the various public and
Minister led Qatar’s delega-       Base, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.                                                                          sion.                             tion of joint activities between   private authorities.




Qatar’s adult literacy rate Minister inaugurates
stands at 94.72%: Survey Kahramaa’s call centre                                                                                                   RAMY SALAMA
      JOSEPH VARGHESE                                                                                    improved, with the global                     DOHA
                DOHA                                                                                     average ICT index value
                                                                                                         reflecting an increase in          MINISTER of Energy and
QATAR’S literacy rate is 94.72                                                                           mobile penetration with the       Industry HE Dr Mohammad
percent with the gross enrol-                                                                            global average number of          bin Saleh al Sada inaugurated
ment at 57.41, according to                                                                              mobile subscriptions per 100      Qatar General Electricity &
the 2012 UN e-government                                                                                 inhabitants at 88.5.              Water             Corporation
survey.                                                                                                     But broadband penetration      (Kahramaa’s) new call centre
   The data for Qatar in the                                                                             remained very low, with a         in the Musheireb area on
report indicated that Internet                                                                           global average of only 8.7        Sunday.
users in the country as on July                                                                          fixed broadband connections           Speaking on the impor-
2011 were 69 percent of the                                                                              per 100 inhabitants.              tance of the new facility, he
population, a jump from            Richard Kerby at a forum, in Doha, on Sunday. (MANEESH BAKSHI)           Many developing countries      said, “This affects everybody,
34.04 percent in 2010.                                                                                   have adopted citizen inclu-       be they citizens or residents.
According to the survey, in the    the survey during the opening       said.                             sion as key in providing cus-     It makes our feedback proce-      Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohammad bin Saleh al
Online Service Index, Qatar        session of the forum.                 He added that the present       tomer-oriented services with      dures much easier, as well as     Sada (left) with Kahramaa Chairman Eissa al Kuwari at a press
ranked 6th in West Asia, 11th        Kerby said that e-govern-         survey focused on quality and     South Korea and the               raising the service level of      conference, in Doha, on Sunday.
in Asia and 48th globally.         ment and e-governance have          quantity of the services and      Netherlands leading the chart     Kahramaa to a more
   The figures were discussed       transformed       government        paid more attention on the        and        Singapore       and    advanced, world-class level       facility with Kahramaa             Kahramaa’s endeavour to
at a forum organised by the        services.                           usage of services.                Kazakhstan coming closely         suitable to Qatar.”               Chairman Eissa al Kuwari,          provide high quality services
Supreme        Council       of      “e-strategies have made             The survey showed that          behind. Europe has the               “Previously, Kahramaa’s        and a number of senior offi-        taking into account the
Information                and     public services citizen centric.    many countries were moving        largest share of the top e-par-   customer service was divided      cials of the company.              noticeable increase of cus-
Communication Technology           This has resulted in integrat-      from a decentralised single-      ticipation countries.             into separate departments,          Sada said that the centre        tomers due to the compre-
(ictQatar) on Qatar’s profile in    ed interaction providing            purpose organisation model           During the event, represen-    including subscriber services,    was in line with the compre-       hensive development the
the 2012 UN e-government           room for e-consultation, e-         to an integrated unified           tatives of various government     complaints about electricity,     hensive renaissance being          country is witnessing.”
survey on Sunday.                  information and e-decision          whole-of-government model         organisations shared their        water, and so on. Now it has      experienced in the country.          Kuwari said that the provi-
   Richard Kerby, senior inter-    making. Similarly, e-service,       contributing to efficiency and     experiences, ideas and chal-      been consolidated into one,         “It is a part of the develop-    sion of excellent services was
regional adviser, e-govern-        e-literacy and e-infrastruc-        effectiveness.                    lenges in respect of online       so one dedicated employee         ment of Kahramaa’s business        one of Kahramaa’s strategic
ment and knowledge manage-         ture have enabled enhanced            It also indicated that global   services offered by the organ-    will be answering the calls.”     and projects in the electricity    objectives meant to increase
ment, discussed the details of     e-government activities,” he        infrastructure          access    isations.                            The minister toured the        and water sectors, and             overall customer satisfaction.




Grubbs named Qapco chair of polymer science & engineering
 TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK              Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada                                            plexes that catalyse basic        ble interactions with Qapco       ue     to be innovative and        the field of polymer science
                DOHA               as well as officials of TAMUQ                                          organic transformations. His      and the basic science at          focus on development of tech-      and engineering to Qatar.”
                                   and Qapco.                                                            recent focus has been on          TAMUQ will lead to interest-      nology so that the industry           Dr Hassan S Bazzi, associ-
TEXAS A&M University at              It followed the agreement                                           olefin metathesis reaction. To     ing new breakthroughs.”           remains sustainable and con-       ate professor of chemistry and
Qatar (TAMUQ) and Qatar            signed between TAMUQ and                                              optimise the utility of this        Dr Mohammed Yousef al           tinues to be competitive.”         science programme chair,
Petrochemical        Company       Qapco in April in which the                                           reaction, new catalysts have      Mulla, vice chairman and chief       TAMUQ Dean and CEQ Dr           said, “Dr. Grubbs is one of the
(Qapco) on Sunday announced        corporation endowed a fund                                            been developed that are           executive officer of Qapco,        Mark H Weichold said the           world’s most renowned scien-
that Dr Robert H Grubbs,           for the university to bring a                                         extremely tolerant of organic     said, “I am delighted that Prof   agreement enables both             tists and one of the pioneers in
Victor and Elizabeth Atkins        Nobel laureate to Qatar each                                          functional groups. He has         Grubbs will be taking up the      organisations to partner in        the field of designing new cat-
professor of chemistry at the      year. The fund is worth                                               over 500 publications and         Qapco chair of polymer sci-       contributing to Qatar’s devel-     alytic systems.
California     Institute    of     QR274,000 annually.                                                   over 115 patents based on his     ence and engineering at           opment. “This agreement is            “His Nobel prize in chem-
Technology and Nobel laureate        Speaking at the event, Sada                                         research.                         TAMUQ. I am confident that         an example of how TAMUQ            istry in 2005 is an indication
in chemistry, will hold the        said, “I consider this initiative                                       In his acceptance speech,       he will contribute to and         aims to work closely with          of the impact of his research
Qapco chair of polymer science     an important milestone for                                            Grubbs said, “I look forward      expand the scope of research      industry corporations towards      accomplishments in the field
and engineering. Grubbs will       research and development,                                             to interacting with the out-      and development in this           our mutual goal of benefiting       of metathesis chemistry.
hold the position of adjunct       not only for academic                                                 standing groups in Texas          important area. I believe the     and contributing to Qatar,” he     Having him spend time per-
professor of chemistry at          research but also for the           Dr Robert H Grubbs                A&M at Qatar to further           oil and gas industry in Qatar     said. “We are grateful to          forming research and teach-
TAMUQ under the agreement.         future of Qatar, especially its                                       develop the applications of the   has a bright future, but we       Qapco for their generous           ing in Qatar is a great mile-
  The announcement event           energy industry.”                   of chemistry. His research        olefin metathesis technology.      must continue to invest in it.    endowment of this fund and         stone in the superb evolution
was attended by Minister of          Grubbs is a world-                involves design, synthesis and    The combination of petrole-       Especially in research and        proud to partner with them in      of higher education that Qatar
Energy and Industry HE Dr          renowned scientist in the field      mechanistic studies of com-       um technology through possi-      development, we must contin-      bringing a Nobel laureate in       is witnessing.”
18            Monday, May 14, 2012
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Two top
  Marriott’s senior                                                                                                                                                                                                           surgeons to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              visit HMC
  sales mission                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DOHA


  comes to Doha                                                                                                                                                                                                               TWO top surgeons are visiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hamad Medical Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (HMC) as part of efforts to
         RAMY SALAMA                        where in the world. It’s a                                                                                                                                                        enable patients to benefit
                 DOHA                       1,600-room hotel, and will                                                                                                                                                        locally from the best special-
                                            open in the last quarter of                                                                                                                                                       ists, without travelling abroad.
  MARRIOTT Internation-                     this year. It’s going to be the                                                                                                                                                      The HMC said in a state-
  al’s annual Senior Manage-                tallest single-purpose hotel                                                                                                                                                      ment on Sunday that hosting
  ment Sales Mission held a                 building in the world, and                                                                                                                                                        visiting physicians and sur-
  reception at the newly-op-                we’re excited about that,”                                                                                                                                                        geons also promotes exc-
  ened Renaissance Doha Ci-                 Dabbah added, in discussing                                                                                                                                                       hange of expertise and con-
  ty Centre hotel, in the West              future developments by                                                                                                                                                            tinuing education for its med-
  Bay area, on Saturday.                    Marriott International with-                                                                                                                                                      ical residents.
     The event was a unique                 in the region.                                                                                                                                                                       Dr Thanos C Badekas, a
  platform intended to con-                    Dabbah also noted that                                                                                                                                                         foot and ankle surgeon from
  nect the company and its                  while there were no plans for                                                                                                                                                     Greece, will be at the Hamad
  hotels with key customers                 future hotels in Doha at the                                                                                                                                                      General Hospital until May
  and potential clients in                  time, the company was                                                                                                                                                             17. He will be consulting with
  Qatar and the wider GCC                   focused on growing cus-                                                                                                                                                           patients at the Outpatient
  region. The reception drew a              tomer relationships in the                                                                                                                                                        Clinic on Tuesday from 8am
  wide spectrum of visitors.                existing six properties man-                                                                                                                                                      to 3pm; and on Thursday
     Speaking       to    Qatar             aged by Marriott in the                                                                                                                                                           from 8am to 1pm.
  Tribune, Vladimir Dabbah,                 country. These are the                                                                                                                                                               Dr Badekas will also be
  Marriott’s vice-president of              Renaissance, Courtyard and                                                                                                                                                        involved in patient rounds,
  Global Sales for the Middle               Marriott Executive Apartm-        Al Fakhoora Director Farooq Burney opens the new facility of the Islamic University of Gaza, in Gaza, recently.                                 case discussion with residents
  East and Africa (MEA) area,               ents attached to City Centre                                                                                                                                                      and executive meetings, and
  highlighted the significance
  of the event. He said that
  “this is our opportunity to
  come into the market, on an
                                            mall in the West Bay, as well
                                            as the Ritz-Carlton hotel, the
                                            Doha Marriott hotel and the
                                            Sharq Village and Spa.
                                                                              Al Fakhoora completes first                                                                                                                     will be conducting surgery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prof Michel Onimus, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              scoliosis surgeon from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              France, will visit Hamad


                                                                              phase of IUG reconstruction
  annual basis. We bring                       Covering Doha as well as a                                                                                                                                                     General Hospital from June
  together a group of our sen-              number of other cities across                                                                                                                                                     13 to 25. He will be consult-
  ior leaders and general man-              the GCC — Abu Dhabi, Du-                                                                                                                                                          ing with patients at the
  agers, into every GCC mar-                bai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Al Kh-                                                                                                                                                       Outpatient Clinic June 14,
  ket. In Doha, we’re spending              obar and Kuwait City — the                                                                                                                                                        17, 19, 21 and 24 from 8am,
  three days on sales calls and             Senior Management Sales                JOSEPH VARGHESE              viding them with access to             Fakhoora for funding this          contributes to Al Fakhoora’s        and will also be conducting
  just gathering to thank our               Mission 2012 will involve                     DOHA                  labs and material instrumen-           vital project which has saved      scholarship fund which sup-         surgery and patient rounds
  customers for their business,             general managers and cor-                                           tal in shaping their medical           the career of hundreds of          ports 100 students annually         during his stay.
  and get them together so th-              porate executives from vari-      AL FAKHOORA, an initiative        proficiency,” Burney said,              medical      students,”    Dr      through their college educa-
  at they can learn about new               ous Marriott International        of Qatar Foundation for           adding that Al Fakhoora                Mokhallalati added.                tion. IDB and Al Fakhoora
  hotels we’ve opened in the                properties across the globe.      helping the cause of educa-       would continue to deliver on             In October 2010, Al              selected the Qatar Red
  market and some of the dev-
  elopments that we’ve got.”
                                               Marriott International’s
                                            Sales Mission is an event
                                                                              tion and health in Gaza, has
                                                                              completed the first phase of
                                                                                                                its pledge to promote and
                                                                                                                facilitate Palestinian stu-
                                                                                                                                                       Fakhoora signed an agree-
                                                                                                                                                       ment with the Islamic
                                                                                                                                                                                          Crescent as their imple-
                                                                                                                                                                                          menting partner for the $3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Traffic diverted
     “The exciting news we’ve
  got is we’re opening a new
                                            that brings senior Marriott
                                            International executives and
                                                                              reconstruction of the Islamic
                                                                              University of Gaza (IUG).
                                                                                                                dents’ unhindered right to
                                                                                                                education.
                                                                                                                                                       Development Bank (IDB)
                                                                                                                                                       that promised to contribute
                                                                                                                                                                                          million project.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Gaza hospitals and univer-       on Dukhan
  hotel in Dubai, the JW
  Marriott Marquis Dubai.
                                            hotels closer to high-value
                                            corporate houses and inter-
                                                                                 This will enable the univer-
                                                                              sity’s faculty of medicine
                                                                                                                   Dr Mofeed al Mokhallalati,
                                                                                                                dean of medicine at IUG said
                                                                                                                                                       to the education sector as a       sities suffered immeasurable
                                                                                                                                                                                          damage during the 22-day            highway
  This is the first time that this           mediary partners. The initia-     with two additional floors         that the university had made                                              war in the Palestinian terri-
  brand has come outside the                tive provides an all-impor-       that include rooms for work-      an appeal to several global              In October 2010,                 tory in 2008-09. The IUG’s           TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
  US, and this is the third JW              tant opportunity to network       shop, a medical library, clin-    charitable organisations to              Al Fakhoora signed               science labs were completely                      DOHA
  Marriott Marquis built any-               with prospective partners.        ical and nursing skill labs,      help re-establish medical                an agreement with                destroyed during the con-
                                                                              telepathology and histop-         labs so that students could              the IDB that prom-               flict. Hundreds of students of       THE Public Works Authority
                                                                              athology labs, a pathology        continue with their studies.             ised to contribute               medicine, nursing and hea-          (Ashghal) has announced a
                                                                              museum and optics labs.           “Al Fakhoora in Qatar has                to the education                 lth sciences were deprived of       traffic diversion on Dukhan
                                                                                 Farooq Burney, director of     responded positively to this             sector by venturing              using their science labs and        Highway near Barzan Camp,
                                                                              Al Fakhoora, who attended         appeal and agreed to start               into reconstruction              this severely disrupted the         for traffic coming towards
                                                                              the inauguration programme        building, furnishing and                 of institutions.                 teaching process.                   Doha, from Monday.
                                                                              in Gaza, met with staff mem-      equipping two floors in the                                                   Almost 1,000 students              The diversion, which will
                                                                              bers and students at IUG.         university for the benefit of                                              spread across the schools of        last for 15 months, is in order
                                                                                 “A few months ago, we          medical students. Now that             whole by venturing into            medicine and nursing, will          to facilitate the completion of
                                                                              awarded 11 students with the      the project has been com-              reconstruction of education-       benefit directly from the new        works on the Al Wajbah Int-
                                                                              Furkan Doughan scholarship        pleted, our students can con-          al institutions and universi-      lab equipment. IUG is Gaza’s        erchange along the highway.
                                                                              for medicine. I am glad that      tinue with their studies as            ties as well as providing          oldest university and home            Ashghal appealed to all
                                                                              we are able to provide stu-       per international standards.           mental health and wellness         to 30,000 students in               road users to abide by the 50
  Visitors at a Marriott’s Senior Management Sales Mission                    dents with the financial sup-      We, at the medical school’s            services and rehabilitation        10 departments including,           km speed limit and to obey
  reception, in Doha, on Saturday. (QT PHOTO)                                 port to study and enrich their    Islamic University of Gaza,            to students with disability.       engineering,       education,       traffic instructions and signs
                                                                              learning experience by pro-       are deeply grateful to Al              The joint venture also             Sharia and law.                     in order to ensure safety.




QU awards winners of high school science programme
   MOHAMED KHOULAIDI                        ation of science. It combines     contribute to the improve-                                                                                  the professionalism of the          and export knowledge to the
               DOHA                         scientific experimental and        ment of their society.                                                                                      winning team’s presentation.        rest of the world.”
                                            research skills with scientific       Many of the students’ proj-                                                                              Bouthaina Benkablia, a                MTU Head Dr Mariam al
QATAR University’s Mate-                    knowledge and critical think-     ects had an environmental                                                                                   member of the team, said:           Maadeed stressed that the
rials Technology Unit (MTU)                 ing to improve their overall      focus with the aim to con-                                                                                  “This is the first time any of       programme was open to all
awarded a team of four stu-                 understanding of science.         serve natural resources and                                                                                 us entered a science competi-       students, not just the bright-
dents from Um Hakim                            Participating schools were     using renewable energy                                                                                      tion and we can’t believe we        est or most interested in sci-
Secondary         Independent               Qatar Secondary Indepen-          where possible. Ideas includ-                                                                               won. It was a great experi-         ence. She said: “The idea
School for Girls the overall                dent School for Girls, Al Khor    ed natural dye solar cells for                                                                              ment and we learned a lot           behind Al Bairaq World is for
winner of its high school sci-              Independent Secondary Sch-        use as back-up generators or                                                                                about the importance of team        students to overcome their
ence programme in a prize-                  ool for Girls, Um Hakim In-       as portable energy sources for                                                                              work in science”.                   fear of university labs, pro-
giving ceremony recently.                   dependent Secondary School        camping, a water filtration                                                                                     QU VP for Research               fessors and researchers. We
   The students used natural                for Girls, Qatar Technical        system to reduce the amount                                                                                 Dr Hassan al Derham said:           want to change their minds
vegetable dyes on solar cells               Independent School for Boys,      of water used in car washes,                                                                                “This activity is improving         about science – that it can be
which could absorb solar                    Omar Bin El Khattab Scien-        and glow-in-the-dark con-                                                                                   the students’ scientific skills,     fun and easy.
energy and store it to be used              tific Complex School for           crete to minimise the use of                                                                                and helps build their team-           “We have had very positive
as an environmentally-                      Boys, Doha Independent            artificial lighting on streets                                                                               work, confidence and pres-           feedback, not only from stu-
friendly back-up generator,                 Secondary School for Boys         and in airports.                                                                                            entation skills.”                   dents but also teachers and
particularly for hospitals.                 and Ahmed Bin Hanbal                 In addition to their rese-                                                                                  Qatar     Gas       Venture      parents. One parent called to
   Some 300 Grade 10 and                    Independent        Secondary      arch, students were tasked to                                                                               Manager Salman Ashkanani            thank us, saying that now
Grade 11 students from seven                School for Boys.                  write and give oral presenta-     Qatar University students showcase their project at a high school         commended the high stan-            their child is studying not just
independent schools took                       MTU academic staff and         tions on their project, take      science programme, in Doha, recently.                                     dard of all the projects, and       to pass an exam but for the
part in the ‘I Am Discovering               researchers, along with           scientific photographs, des-                                                                                 told the students: “You are         real enjoyment of learning.
Materials’ workshop series                  Northwestern University vis-      ign posters and create a          over three days. A shortlist of        cluded representatives from        the future leaders of Qatar.        That is what this is all about.”
within MTU’s Al Bairaq Wo-                  iting professor Dr Matthew        Facebook page to help publi-      six teams – three male and             QNB, the Anti-Doping Lab,          For some time this country            She thanked Al Bairaq
rld programme, which aims                   Hsu, worked closely with the      cise their research and build     three female – were selected           RasGas, Msheireb Properties,       has been importing knowl-           World sponsors UNESCO,
to encourage high school stu-               student teams to help them        a model of their invention.       to present their final projects         Qatar Gas and Tasweeq.             edge – now it is time for the       Shell, Msheireb Properties
dents’ interest in and appreci-             research ideas which would           The projects were exhibited    in front of a panel which in-            Judges particularly praised      state to harness its own talent     and Qatar Petroleum.
Monday, May 14, 2012
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                                                                                                Contact: 55386814 / 55068931.                   age-160000 isthimara expiring on 26/06/2012
                                                                                                                                                with cd player family owned, lady driven car
                                                       Damascus Sword                                                                           price 17500 serious buyers only need to con-
                                                                                                 FAMILY ACCOMMODATION                           tact, no time wasters and no missed calls
                                                Islamic Doors and Windows                        New Salata and Madina Khalifa
                                                                                                                                                please. contact no. 66771220


                                                       Cases and Boxes                     kitchen, bathroom. Rent QR3500/- Nego.                       KAWASAKI 250KX 2000
                                                                                         Contact mob: 66443305, 66443304, 44310873.
                                                   Clocks and Many more.                                                                        UK owner, leaving Qatar For Sale Kawasaki

          VALUE
                                                                                                           FOR RENT                             250kx 2000 model. Excellent condition, very
                                                                                                                                                quick, price includes trailer, stand, helmet,
                                                      We are open from
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                                                                                           Salata Jadeed area (Near Al Arabi Stadium) w/        guards, gloves, goggles, maintenance man-
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         Business Managers
                                                 Close to Beirut Restaurant                                                                               NISSAN ALTIMA 2008
                                                                                                       ROOM FOR RENT
 Associate Value Specialist AVS? Value                                                                                                          CAR IN PERFECT CONDITION ( GEAR ,
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of INT’L SAVE VE services in Africa                                                                                                             . Estimara valid until December 2012 millage
has scheduled a Professional Workshop                                                                                                           124,000 km no any mechanical problems
                                                                                                 FAMILY ACCOMMODATION                           even servers price is slightly negotiable and
        Session in Qatar as below.
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                                                                                                                                                in Salwa road for more information contact af-
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          Value Engineering                                                              bathroom. Rent QR3500/- Contact: 66061103.
   (Module 1) Workshop with AVS                    Land for Rent                                                                                car not for trading its personal car

         Exam from 24/05/2012                                                                    FAMILY ACCOMMODATION
      to 28/05/2012 (3 pm-10 pm)                                                                available in Rowdha area near
                                                                                                                                                            NISSAN MURANO
     Early Registration Required,                                                        Grand mart. One bedroom, big hall, kitchen and         Lady owned, 2005 model, Orange colour, 3.5
     pls. contact Dr. Jacquelline                                                        bathroom. Rent QR3500/- Contact: 66061103.             Litre, V6, 68500kms mileage, New tires. Re-
                                                                                                                                                cently undergone major maintenance service
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   Workshop staff needed                        For further information,                  For viewing please call Ramzi on 33541441             Honda City 2006 Silver Brown colour, Au-
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                                                With driver room, with car park.          Price: 12,000 QR
   5580 5280 for more details or e-mail your                                                                                                    Honda CRV 2007 model, full option,
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                                                                                          Bathrooms: 3                                          grey colour, no accident, with leather
                                                                                          Living Rooms: 1                                       interior for sale.
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                                                                                         1.Wooden dressing table with mirror - 200 QAR                   Canon Powershot SX30 IS
            FOR RENT                                                                     2.Wooden cupboard (6 doors) - 400 QAR
                                                                                         3.Wooden dinning table with 3 chairs - 300 QAR
                                                                                                                                                 14.1 megapixels | 2.7” screen | 24 – 840 mm (35×)
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  International
  athletes praise
  Qatar’s SOP
  TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK            future champions. I will
              DOHA                retire soon and there
                                  should be somebody else
  ATHLETIC champions              to come onboard. The
  from around the world           SOP is a good idea
  praised Qatar for the suc-      because such initiative
  cess of School Olympic          will support future athlet-
  Program (SOP) recently.         ic champions and nurture
    The international athletes    them to develop their
  were in Doha for the first       career,” said Jelimo.
  leg of the prestigious 14-         Jelimo put behind her
  meet outdoor athletics          three years of pain and
  Diamond League on Friday.       injuries and finished her
                                  race in record time
                                     The 100m women’s
    The SOP is a                  champion           sprinter
    good idea                     American Allyson Felix
    because such                  said: “This school pro-
    initiative will               gramme is really impor-
    support future                tant because it provides
    athletic champi-              opportunities to teach
    ons and nurture               kids a healthy active             Officials of Mashreq Qatar with students of Commercial Independent Secondary School at an event, in Doha, recently.
    them to develop               lifestyle at a young age”.
    their career.
    PAMELA JELIMO
                                     The School Olympic
                                  Program had a pavilion at
                                  the opening meet of
                                  Samsung           Diamond
                                  League at Qatar Sports
                                                                    Mashreq Qatar updates students
     World 800m champion
  Kenyan runner David
  Rudisha said the School
  Olympic Program (SOP)
  was important for the
                                  Club, giving away gifts
                                  and introducing the pro-
                                  gramme to the public and
                                  athletes alike.
                                     A race of young athletes
                                                                    on banking sector, career growth
  sports development in           from         Al      Bayan         TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK                The programme, which           grammes to enable them to          the available career opportu-     work to ensure that students
  Qatar.                          Independent School and                         DOHA                  was conducted over a period      develop their understanding        nities in Mashreq Qatar.          gain a competitive edge and
     “I see youth as the          MES Indian School took                                               of three weeks, included ori-                                         Human            Resources      improve their confidence
  future of this world, we        place on the sidelines of         MASHREQ Qatar, a leading           entation     briefings    on       The programme                    Manager at Mashreq Qatar          and skill-sets.
  should allow them to ben-       Diamond League.                   financial institution in the        Mashreq Qatar’s depart-            included orienta-                Ayesha al Kuwari said,              Other Qatarisation pro-
  efit from such opportuni-           SOP Executive Director         region, engaged with stu-          ments, including human             tion briefings on                “Mashreq Qatar has been           grammes       by   Mashreq
  ties as the Qatar SOP to        Mohamed al Fadhala said:          dents of the Commercial            resources,          Mashreq        Mashreq Qatar’s                  very successful in its            include recruiting the best
  encourage      them    to       “I am glad to watch young         Independent       Secondary        Learning Systems, opera-           departments,                     Qatarisation efforts, which       talent and appointing them
  become better people,”          athletes interacting dur-         School in a series of career       tions, corporate & invest-         including human                  are driven by the compre-         at senior positions in the
  said Rudisha.                   ing an important interna-         development programmes             ment banking, retail bank-         resources, Mashreq               hensive approach that we          bank, training Qataris on
     Winner of the women’s        tional event like the             recently.                          ing and compliance, among          Learning Systems,                employ to develop Qatari          banking concepts at our state
  800m race Pamela Jelimo         Diamond League. It is a             The programme was                others.                            operations, corpo-               talent.                           of the art learning facility,
  was also impressed by the       great opportunity for             organised as part of Mashreq         The students also had            rate and invest-                   Working with local schools      providing Qatari students
  achievements of the SOP.        them to learn from older          Qatar’s         commitment         opportunities to study the         ment banking.                    and exposing Qatari students      university      sponsorship,
     “Such programmes are         athletes and aspire to be         towards the human develop-         day-to-day functioning of a                                         to the idea of working in a       internship programmes, job
  essential in preparing          future stars of Qatar”.           ment pillar of Qatar National      full-service bank through        of key banking concepts. The       bank is just one of many ini-     opportunities and many
                                                                    Vision 2030.                       job-observation         pro-     were also briefed about all        tiatives through which we         more.”




Qatari women professionals                                                                                                                                                 Filipino artistes to
                                                                                                                                                                           perform on May 18
get tips on skill development                                                                                                                                               TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
                                                                                                                                                                                         DOHA


                                                                                                                                                                           TRECEFAMILIA, a noted
                                                                                                                                                                           Filipino rap group in Qatar,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             among which are jingles
                                                                                                                                                                                                             composed for Beats and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bytes, an all-Filipino Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Crew, and Balitang Q, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Filipino community news
  TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK                                                                                                                                                     and other top artistes will       programme, both based in
             DOHA                                                                                                                                                          perform at a mini concert on      Qatar.
                                                                                                                                                                           May 18.                             TreceFamilia will be joined
QTEL, in collaboration with                                                                                                                                                  The mini concert will be        by other rap group like
the British Council, hosted a                                                                                                                                              held at the Pinoy Fiesta, one     Warwounds                  of
Springboard        Programme                                                                                                                                               of the largest Filipino restau-   Wreckedthugs, Big Bone and
workshop for professional                                                                                                                                                  rants in Doha.                    Mad Ace, DJ Fully Loaded,
Qatari women at Qtel Tower                                                                                                                                                   The event is being organ-       Lorkan,       87     Mobstaz,
recently.                                                                                                                                                                  ised by Events & Beyond in        Xcentrix Band and other
   The workshop was part of a                                                                                                                                              cooperation with Transfast        guest artistes.
special training programme to                                                                                                                                              World Wide Money Transfer.          The event was conceptu-
help professional women                                                                                                                                                      TreceFamilia will enthrall      alised as a way of showcasing
achieve their full working                                                                                                                                                 Doha music lovers with its        the unique talent of the
potential in Qatar.                                                                                                                                                        creative rap talent.              Filipinos in rap music.
   Altogether nine women                                                                                                                                                     The group will perform            Tickets are sold at QR40,
from Qtel participated in the                                                                                                                                              many of its original songs,       including food and drinks.
workshop, along with women
from other organisations,
including the Office of Her
Highness Sheikha Moza,
Qatar Foundation, Amiri
Diwan, independent schools,
Qatar TV, Shafallah Center
and ictQATAR.
   Springboard is a self-devel-
opment programme that helps
women to gain self-esteem
and a sense of direction, both
professionally and personally.
The programme has been suc-
cessfully launched in more        Participants at the Springboard Programme workshop, in Doha, recently.
than 22 countries and been
introduced to more than           of Her Highness Sheikha                                                                               women who represent Qatar’s
180,000 female members and        Moza, said: “We learned self-                                                                         business sectors in the fields of
participants through a net-       acceptance, growth and                                                                                human resources, training and
work of professional trainers.    improvement        techniques.                                                                        professional development.
   Springboard training con-      Springboard taught us how, in                                                                            Senior Director of Human
sists of four full days, spread   return, inner changes bring                                                                           Resources at Qtel Bothaina al
over a period of four weeks.      outer development, turning                                                                            Ansari spoke on the entrepre-
Hissa al Sowaidi, supervisor of   bad into better. Every single                                                                         neurial spirit and opportuni-
Professional Development at       session ended with a mutually                                                                         ties for women in Qatar.
Qtel and one of the first          agreed positive thinking exer-                                                                        Suhaila al Hareb, a business
women to become a certified        cise, which gave us the oppor-                                                                        woman and CEO of Soly
Springboard trainer in Qatar      tunity to implement what we                                                                           Advertising     and      Public
conducted the training. The       learned in the following week                                                                         Relations Company, spoke of
participants were certified by     and report back on our                                                                                her own achievements and
the Springboard Consultancy,      progress.”                                                                                            challenges     while      Asma
the British Council and Qtel.        A unique aspect of the pro-    Supervisor of Professional Development at Qtel Hissa al Sowaidi     Hashim from Ministry of
   One of the participants        gramme is the input of female     speaks at the event, in Doha, recently.                             Culture, Arts and Heritage
Khasiba al Sulaiti, acting        executives from a range of                                                                            highlighted the benefits of
Shared Services Director and      companies who share success       ing assertiveness and prioritis-     Qtel’s Springboard work-       training for Qatar’s profes-
Head of Finance at the Office      stories and ideas for maximis-    ing work life balance.             shop hosted prominent            sional women.                      A poster of the concert.
24       Monday, May 14, 2012
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                                                     ACADEMIC BRIDGE PROGRAMME GRADUATION CEREMONY




Students at the Academic Bridge Programme Eleventh Graduation Ceremony at the Qatar National Convention Center, in Doha, on Saturday.




HMC holds Top surgeon to perform ‘Ross’
courses for procedure in Doha today
Arab Board                                                      LEADING
                                                                         LANI ROSE R DIZON
                                                                                 DOHA


                                                                                 transplant    surgeon
                                                                Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, who is
                                                                                                                                                                                                  School of Medicine.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     On the latest treatments, Yacoub
                                                                                                                                                                                                  said that aortic valve disease was part
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of QCRC’s translational research pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  gramme in Qatar. He said one of the
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK           the Arab world by raising        widely considered to be one of the                                                                                                on-going studies at QCRC is a
           DOHA                the level of scientific and pr-   most experienced practitioners of the                                                                                             research on tissue engineer valve
                               actical knowledge in vari-       Ross procedure (pulmonary auto-                                                                                                   using stem cells made by nanotech-
HAMAD Medical Corpor-          ous disciplines, establishing    graft) in the world, will for the first                                                                                            nology to create a living valve. The
ation (HMC) recently held      a certification procedure for     time perform the procedure in Qatar                                                                                               study is being made in collaboration
the fifth Qatari Course for     each medical specialty, and      on Monday.                                                                                                                        with the Imperial College.
Arab Board trainees in oto-    organising teaching and             He will join a team of paediatric car-                                                                                            Dr Iacopo Olivotto, a member of
laryngology, head and neck     training sessions for the        diac surgeons from the Hamad                                                                                                      the scientific board at QCRC, also
surgery (ORL-HNS). The         resident physicians in co-       Medical Corporation (HMC) to oper-                                                                                                said, “Qatar is actually proposing
course was aimed at train-     njunction with teaching in-      ate on a 12-year-old Yemeni patient at                                                                                            itself as a hot spot for research for the
ing ORL-HNS professiona-       stitutions in the Arab world.    the HMC’s Heart Hospital.                   (From left) Dr Iacopo Olivotto, Professor Sir Magdy Yacoub, Dr Robert Bonow and       entire area. And one of the reasons
ls who are preparing for the      “In the last five years, a        The operation entails replacing a        Professor Franco Cecchi address the media on the sidelines of the Qatar Heart         people here are trying hard to put up
Arab Board examination.        majority of our examiners        person’s diseased aortic valve with         Science Series, in Doha, on Sunday.                                                   with research is to improve the status
   Besides candidates from     have passed,” said Dr            their own pulmonary valve, and in                                                                                                 of the Gulf region.”
Qatar, there were partici-     Shanmugam           Ganesan,     turn replacing that pulmonary valve         and rheumatic heart disease, which is         Currently, there is not enough sta-        Talking about the Ross operation,
pants from Bahrain, Iraq,      head of Rhinology and            with a homograft (a valve taken from        a big problem in some countries in         tistical data in Qatar to know the         Professor Franco Cecchi, member of
Sudan and other Gulf           associate        programme       a donor). It is considered the opera-       the region — particularly in Yemen         prevalence of aortic valve diseases.       the scientific board at QCRC, said that
countries.                     director, ORL-HNS (ENT)          tion of choice in treating children         and Egypt. It is important to under-       “That is why we are here, to help gen-     a long term follow-up of valves,
   “Since 1998, we have had    section. “Passing the exam-      with diseased aortic valves as the re-      stand its causes, its treatments and       erate that knowledge and understand        implanted with Ross operation have a
about 10 doctors who have      ination is also one of the       placed valve then grows along with          how to prevent it.”                        how some of these diseases occur in        better outcome than prosthetic valves
passed the Arab Board          criteria to become a spe-        them into adulthood.                          Yacoub, who is also a co-chairman        this country and the impact of that to     in young people. The valves also last
examination,” said Dr          cialist at HMC.”                    Speaking to the media on the side-       of the Qatar Cardiovascular Research       both the Qatari population and also        longer than 20 years.
Abdul Salam al Qahtani,           “We try to make the           lines of the second Qatar Heart             Center (QCRC), said that rheumatic         the expatriates. We’re trying to              The Qatar Heart Science Series,
head and programme             course beneficial for all the     Science Series which concluded in           heart disease is a disease of the devel-   understand exactly how these dis-          which is jointly organised by the
director, ORL-HNS (ENT)        candidates and help them         Doha on Sunday, Yacoub said,                oping countries which affects up to 15     eases differ, from place to place and      Qatar Cardiovascular Research
section at HMC.                gain both basic and              “Aortic valve diseases can produce          million people in the world. About         how they’re similar as well,” said Dr      Center and the Heart Hospital, host-
   Dr al Qahtani was also      advanced knowledge,” said        severe disability. The aortic valve can     250,000 people die from the disease        Robert      Bonow,      a    Goldberg      ed local and international experts in
one of the first to pass the    Dr al Qahtani. “During the       be affected by a variety of diseases        every year, out of which many of           Distinguished Professor at the             the field of cardiovascular medicine
Arab Board in the Middle       five years of offering this       including congenital malformations          whom are children.                         Northwestern University Feinberg           and research.
East. “This year we have       course, we have continu-
about 10 participants in the   ously developed it accord-
course. Each year we           ing to our residents’ train-
should graduate two or         ing needs, and have
three residents, who will      focused on certain subjects
then take the Arab Board.      to improve their knowledge
After they pass the exam       and surgical skills. We see
they will be certified by the   it as one of the best training
Arab Board and can work        courses because we are
as a specialist anywhere in    familiarising the partici-
the world.”                    pants with a real examina-
   “For the present course     tion situation. The type of
we invited three lecturers     lectures is also changing
who are also Arab Board        and the interactive session
examiners. This gives an       is improved.”
excellent opportunity for         The ENT section is one of
our residents to be able to    the biggest departments at
learn how to answer ques-      HMC. It examines between
tions in the examination,”     23,000-27,000 patients per
said Dr Aisha Larem, assis-    year and conducts 2,300-
tant programme director        2,500 surgical procedures
and consultant, ORL-HNS        per year. “This is a good nu-
(ENT) section. “The lectur-    mber to train residents as
ers include Prof Salah Ma-     they get exposed to a lot of     Mohamed with his parents and judges after receiving the title of
nsour who is the chairman      cases and have a good range      ‘Mr Dana Club 2012’ at the Dana Club, in Doha, recently.              Children in colourful costumes at the Dana Club fashion event, in Doha.
of the ORL-HNS Arab Boa-       of materials for education,”
rd, Lebanon; Prof Ismail
Zohdi, professor of ORL-
HNS and faculty of Med-
icine at Cairo University;
                               Dr al Qahtani said.
                                  “We are now in a transi-
                               tion period in regard to our
                               criteria for education as we
                                                                40 children dazzle at Dana Club fashion show
and Prof Jamal Ben Amer,       are aiming to be accredited               LN MALLICK                active skills in a diverse range   declared winners. Mahenour        Baha and Malou Ilagan.             skills and build-up confi-
professor of ORL and facul-    by the prestigious Accred-                    DOHA                  of fashion show organised by       and Mohamed were crowned            Parents lauded the Dana          dence so that they could be
ty of Medicine at Garyounis    itation Council for Grad-                                           the club for its members.          toppers in the teenagers’ cate-   Club management for pro-           prepared for future chal-
University in Libya.”          uate Medical Education In-       AROUND 40 children,                  The scintillating show           gory. They clinched titles of     viding such opportunities to       lenges, they noted.
   The Arab Board of Med-      ternational LLC (ACGME-          including 17 teenagers,            included catwalk in tradition-     Miss and Mr Dana Club 2012.       youngsters. They said that            The event was sponsored
ical Specialisations was fo-   I). We are implementing          belonging to different com-        al and custom-made evening           A panel of judges compris-      such activities are beneficial      by Dot Vision, Damas Jew-
unded by the Council of        certain strategies and gui-      munities in Qatar, took part       costumes, and showcased            ing Clara Samuelian, Firas        in various ways. Besides           ellers, Joyalukkas Jewellers,
Arab Health Ministers in       delines for medical educa-       in the Dana Club fashion pag-      singing skills on Arabic and       Said Yahya, Abdul Halim Ali       grooming children’s per-           Gondolania, Unique Cosm-
Kuwait in 1978. It aims to     tion to achieve this,” Dr al     eant, recently.                    Western music.                     Salwi and Kamel selected the      sonality, such contests pro-       etics, Todos for Events,
improve health services in     Qahtani added.                     The children dressed colou-        In the kids’ category,           winners. The event was con-       vide an opportunity to             Orange Advertising and
                                                                rfully showcased their inter-      Shaddy and Jude were               ducted by Rita Ebreo, Amal        develop     communication          Royal Plaza.

				
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