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via thepeninsulaqatar08/12/2020

Kahramaa launches pilot project to store electrical energy using batteries - The Peninsula Qatar

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) launched the first pilot project to store electrical energy using batteries in the State of Qatar, in cooperation with Al Attiyah Group and Tesla Incorporation, where the batteries were connected to a substation related to the local Nuaija station on a voltage of 11 kV, which is controlled by the control center of the electrical distribution network.

via menafn08/12/2020

Qatar- QRCS marks International Youth Day 2020 - MENAFN.COM

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has celebrated International Youth Day 2020, designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999.
The theme of this year is 'Youth Engagement for Global Action, which highlights the efforts and ideas that can be contributed by young people to enrich various national and international institutions and sectors.

via menafn08/12/2020

Qatar- Digital hiring beneficial for employers and job seekers - MENAFN.COM

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has further boosted efforts by many companies in the Arab world, particularly those in Qatar, to fully digitise their hiring process, an industry expert has said. 
Speaking at a live webinar themed ‘Sourcing and Hiring Talent Remotely' yesterday, Zein Al Abedin Fares, international business professi

via menafn08/11/2020

Qatar- Liquidity to solvency the changing dynamics - MENAFN.COM

In its July 2020 meeting, the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates at 0% and extended its emergency lending programmes till the end of 2020, a three-month addition that, while not surprising, signalled how lasting the economic damage from the coronavirus is proving.
In a liquidity crisis, otherwise healthy firms collapse because they can't access cr

via sfgate08/10/2020

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic - SFGate

AQUATICS Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. Diving World Series in Beijing from March 7-9 canceled. Men's Water Polo World League from March 12 postponed. Women's Water Polo World League from March 12 postponed. Women's Olympic water polo qualifying tournament in Trieste, Italy from March 8-15 postponed to May 17-24. Italy Olympic trials in Riccione from March 17-21 canceled. Diving World Series in Kazan, Russia on March 20-22 postponed. Men's Olympic water polo qualifying tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands from March 22-29 postponed to May 31-June 7 postponed. South America championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 25-29 canceled. Artistic World Series in Hurghada, Egypt on March 27 postponed. Diving World Series in London from March 27-29 canceled. Nordic Tour: Bergen Festival in Norway from March 28-30 canceled. China Olympic trials in Qingdao from March 28-April 4 postponed to May 10-16. Canada Olympic trials in Toronto from March 30-April 5 postponed to April 7-11, 2011. Ireland Olympic trials in Dublin from April 1-5 postponed. Japan Olympic trials in Tokyo from April 2-7, no spectators. Artistic World Series in Budapest, Hungary on April 9 postponed. European Swim Cup II in Eindhoven, Netherlands from April 9-12 canceled. British Olympic trials in London from April 14-19 canceled. Artistic World Series in Kazan, Russia on April 17 postponed. African championships in Durban, South Africa from April 17-22 postponed. Australia championships in Perth from April 17-21 canceled. Diving World Cup in Tokyo from April 21-26 postponed to...

via moodiedavittreport08/10/2020

On location: Qatar Duty Free invests for the future in retail improvements during crisis - The Moodie Davitt Report - The Moodie Davitt Report

In our first on-location report in months since the COVID-19 crisis escalated, Martin Moodie tours Hamad International Airport in Doha to find out how an ambitous makeover of the South Node’s retail and food & beverage offer is progressing. He finds plenty to admire.

via reuters08/09/2020

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 19.73 million, death toll at 726,414 - Reuters

More than 19.73 million people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 726,414​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open in an external browser. Eikon users can click for a case tracker. The following table lists the top 50 countries by the number of reported cases. A complete list is available with the above links. COUNTRIES AND TOTAL DEATHS CONFIRMED DEATHS PER TERRITORIES CASES 10,000 INHABITANTS United States 162,108 5,014,930 4.96 Brazil 100,477 3,012,412 4.8 India 43,379 2,153,010 0.32 Russia 14,854 882,347 1.03 South Africa 10,210 553,188 1.77 Mexico 52,006 475,902 4.12 Peru 20,844 471,012 6.52 Colombia 12,540 376,870 2.53 Chile 10,011 371,023 5.35 United Kingdom 46,566 340,399 7.01 Spain 28,503 332,216 6.09 Iran 18,264 324,692 2.23 Saudi Arabia 3,093 287,262 0.92 Pakistan 6,082 284,121 0.29 Bangladesh 3,399 257,600 0.21 Italy 35,203 250,103 5.83 Argentina 4,523 241,811 1.02 Turkey 5,829 239,622 0.71 France 30,324 232,678 4.53 Germany 9,167 215,324 1.11 Iraq 5,236 147,389 1.36 Philippines 2,209 126,885 0.21 Indonesia 5,723 125,396 0.21 Canada 8,976 119,222 2.42 Qatar 182 112,650 0.65 Kazakhstan 1,058 98,701 0.58 Egypt 4,992 95,314 0.51 Ecuador 5,916 93,572 3.46 Bolivia 3,587 89,055 3.16 Mainland China 4,634 84,619 0.03 Israel 593 82,342 0.67 Sweden 5,769 82,323 5.67 Oman 509 81,357 1.05 Ukraine 1,879 79,750 0.42 Dominican Republic 1,309 79,732 1.23 Panama 1,609 73,651 3.85 Belgium 9,866 72,784 8.63 Kuwait 474 71,199 1.15 Belarus 585 68,738 0.62 United Arab Emirates 356 62,300 0.37 Romania 2,659 60,623 1.37 Netherlands 6,153 57,987 3.57 Guatemala 2,197 56,189 1.27 Singapore 27 55,105 0.05 Portugal 1,750 52,537 1.7 Poland 1,800 51,167 0.47 Japan 1,061 49,621 0.08 Honduras 1,476 46,973 1.54 Nigeria 936 45,687 0.05 Bahrain 159 43,307 1.01 Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials Generated at 22:00 GMT

via menafn08/12/2020

Qatar Airways adds ICMR approved Covid-19 test centres for India - MENAFN.COM

Doha: Qatar Airways has added all Covid-19 test centres approved by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to the list of test centres approved by the airline in India.

Qatar Airways had recently announced that from August 13 people travelling from some specific airports in some countries will have to present a negative Covid-19 medical test resul

via traveldailynews08/12/2020

Qatar Airways' Privilege Club is redefining loyalty programme with a newly enhanced Qmiles policy - Travel Daily News International

DOHA, QATAR - Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme, Privilege Club, announced a change to its Qmiles policy in efforts to enhance the programme to further honour members loyalty. When a member earns or spends Qmiles, their balance is valid for 36 months. Members can now earn or spend their Qmiles for as long as they stay active with the programme. This enhancement is among the initial steps in Privilege Club’s journey of change in exceeding expectations from the airline passengers can always

via menafn08/11/2020

Qatar includes 315 new COVID-19 infections - MENAFN.COM

The overall figure of patients who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Qatar has risen to 113,262, as 315 more cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours as of Tuesday, the country's Ministry of Health announced.

The ministry was cited by the official Qatar News Agency as declaring amid a news briefing that Some 284 people recovered,

via menafn08/11/2020

Qatar- US Treasury to issue more debt to finance $3tn budget deficit - MENAFN.COM

The US Treasury is now issuing more longer-term debt to finance the $3tn budget deficit, raising the possibility that yields on those maturities will rise as investors demand greater compensation to swallow the additional supply. 
But the Federal Reserve is trying to suppress longer-term yields to support the economy. Which side will win out? Let

via menafn08/10/2020

Minister of Public Health praises role of National Command Center in Qatar's COVID-19 measures - MENAFN.COM

Doha  - HE the Minister of Public Health and Chair of the National COVID-19 Committee Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari visited the National Command Center (NCC) and met with its senior officials.

During the visit to the NCC, HE the Minister of Public Health met with each of the key teams involved in the Center's response and discus

via menafn08/10/2020

Qatar- QNTC virtual fashion show: embracing the new normal - MENAFN.COM

The fashion industry is reckoning itself at every level and the business's most visible touchpoint, the fashion show, is also undergoing an entire revamp of its own. Faced with the necessity of translating fashion to a digital format, the Qatar National Tourism Council, following the route and level set by London, Paris or Milan Fashion Week's digital editi

via menafn08/09/2020

Qatar- Sanjay Dutt hospitalised, tweets to say he is 'doing well' - MENAFN.COM

IANS Mumbai -  Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was hospitalised on Saturday evening after he complained of breathlessness and uneasiness in the chest.

The medical team attending to the actor at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital has informed that Dutt has tested Covid negative after a rapid antigen test, although he continues to be

via menafn08/12/2020

Qatar- Injury-hit PSG pin hopes on Neymar in Champions League - MENAFN.COM

Paris Saint-Germain have once again been hit by a flood of injuries going into a crunch Champions League knockout tie, but this time Neymar is fit and seemingly ready to live up to his status as the world's most expensive player.
PSG face Atalanta in Lisbon today in the first quarter-final of the ‘Final Eight', after UEFA turned the latter stage

via menafn08/11/2020

Qatar- Minister reminds importance of following precautionary measures to fight Covid-19 - MENAFN.COM

The Minister of Public Health, H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, has reminded people the importance of following recommended measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

She has emphasized that adhering safety measures are very important now more than ever since the risk of the spread of COVID 19 is still high, in a social media message posted by the Mi

via thepeninsulaqatar08/11/2020

Qatar Travel Mart qexhibition postponed by a year - The Peninsula Qatar

NeXTfairs, the multi-format events organiser, has announced that in view of global spread of COVID-19, the first edition of Qatar Travel Mart (QTM), which was scheduled to be held from November 17 to 19 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) will now be held from November 16 to 18 in 2021.

via menafn08/11/2020

Qatar- Huawei conducts 'Seeds for the Future' online learning programme with CRA - MENAFN.COM

Huawei Technologies is collaborating with Qatar's Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), along with Qatar University (QU), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and Community College of Qatar (CCQ), to hold the ‘Seeds for the Future' online learning programme.
Thirty-five students are participating in the initiative, which began yesterday and

via menafn08/10/2020

Afghanistan FM meets accredited ambassadors with Qatar's participation - MENAFN.COM

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan H E Mohammad Hanif Atmar held a meeting via video call with the ambassadors accredited to Kabul on strengthening consensus for peace in Afghanistan. The State of Qatar was represented in the meeting by Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H E Saeed bin Mubarak Al Khayarin.

via menafn08/10/2020

Qatar- QU e-Health research focuses on fighting Covid-19 - MENAFN.COM

The e-Health research at Qatar University (QU) has developed several initiatives to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
They include a Covid-19 webpage; a web-based prediction system; the first Covid-19 Arabic Twitter dataset; a simulator for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and dynamic ventilator circuitry divider among others.
Prof Tamer Khattab,