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via thepeninsulaqatar10/25/2020

Kamala Harris brings energy to Biden's restrained campaign - The Peninsula Qatar

As she speaks to cheering crowds, drops in to neighborhood coffee shops or pays "surprise" visits to college students, 56-year-old Kamala Harris has brought a jolt of youthful energy to the low-key presidential campaign of her 77-year-old running mate, Democrat Joe Biden.

via thepointsguy10/25/2020

The top 5 economy-class cabins in the sky today - The Points Guy

During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we are still publishing new flight, hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken just before the lockdown, and articles — like this one — based on flights taken before the pandemic. Please note that if you fly during the coronavirus pandemic, you will …

via menafn10/25/2020

'Qatar's prompt action to protect people with dementia from COVID-19 saved lives' - MENAFN.COM

Doha: Qatar was prompt to set a comprehensive plan to protect people with dementia during COVID-19 and it helped safeguard this vulnerable group of the society, according to experts at Qatar Foundation (QF). 

While the death rate of people with dementia accounted for a large  percentage of all COVID-19 related deaths in the US, UK and sever

via menafn10/25/2020

Qatar- Global plan needed for speedy recovery post-Covid: expert - MENAFN.COM

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, in partnership with Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), hosted Joe Cerrell, managing director of Global Policy and Advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a virtual seminar on 'Working Together During Covid-19: A Global Approach to Development'.
A part of the EAA/GU-Q Speaker Series, the event b

via menafn10/24/2020

Qatar- WCM-Q student researchers probe effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy - MENAFN.COM

Doha: Two medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have conducted a systematic review of the latest medical literature to provide a clearer understanding of how the novel coronavirus affects pregnant women, new mothers and newborn babies.

Second-year students Reem Chamseddine and Farah Wahbeh reviewed 245 pregnancies that were complic

via menafn10/24/2020

Qatar's art scene flourishing rapidly - MENAFN.COM

The increasing number of exhibitions and the opening of more galleries in Doha underline Qatar's vibrant art scene amid the various challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of artists have said. 'Art scene (in the country) is definitely growing, a lot of people are getting involved now, and it is going to change in the future, Serbian expatriate

via menafn10/23/2020

Qatar- Czech PM tells health minister to quit after lockdown violation - MENAFN.COM

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Friday he would dismiss the nation's health minister unless the minister resigned for holding a meeting in a restaurant closed under government measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The scandal comes as the Czech government struggles to slow Europe's fastest growth in coronavirus cases that has raised fe

via arabnews10/25/2020

British-Australian academic moved out of infamous Iranian jail - Arab News

LONDON: A British-Australian academic has been moved from Iran’s notorious Qarchak prison, though details of her new whereabouts have not been released. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was educated at the universities of Cambridge and Melbourne, was arrested in September 2018 and convicted of spying in a secret trial. She was given a 10-year sentence. Her friends and family have been

via menafn10/25/2020

75% of Qatar's gas exports go to NE Asian countries - MENAFN.COM

Sachin Kumar/ The Peninsula

Countries in Northeast Asian markets including Japan, South Korea, India, account for 75 percent of Qatar's liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, according to the data of the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA). The remainder of gas is exported to the rest of the world, mainly to Europe and Latin America.


via menafn10/24/2020

Qatar- Coronavirus thrives in Karabakh's bomb shelters - MENAFN.COM

Close quarters, poor ventilation and no masks: in the cellars of Stepanakert, the capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh province, residents who have not fled fierce fighting may be safe from shelling, but not coronavirus.
Adjoining basements beneath one unassuming three-storey building in the city have been repurposed as a bomb shelter, where resid

via menafn10/24/2020

Qatar provided medical aid to over 80 countries to combat COVID-19 - MENAFN.COM

Doha: Qatar has not only proved its resilience in facing COVID-19 pandemic but also provided emergency medical assistance to over 80 countries in their fight against global outbreak.

Qatar, during COVID-19 pandemic, provided urgent medical assistance to over 80 countries around the world, the Government Communications Office (GCO) said in a video sha

via menafn10/24/2020

Qatar Airways takes delivery of three more Airbus A350-1000 - MENAFN.COM

Doha: Qatar Airways has announced it has taken delivery of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, reaffirming its position as the largest operator of Airbus A350 aircraft with 52 in its fleet. 

All three A350-1000 are fitted with the airline's multi award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite and will operate on strategic long-haul routes to Africa

via menafn10/24/2020

Qatar- QMJ argues against Covid reinfection possibilities - MENAFN.COM

The reinfection or reactivation of Sars-Cov2 which causes Covid-19, as reported in some parts of the world, is actually a result of prolonged shedding of the virus complemented with occasional false positives or negatives and lab errors, argues an editorial published on Qatar Medical Journal.
The article, ‘Cases and etiologies of suspected Covid

via paddleyourownkanoo10/23/2020

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of Three Airbus A350 Aircraft on the Same Day - Paddle Your Own Kanoo

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus delivered three brand new A350-1000 widebody jets to Qatar Airways on Thursday despite chief executive Akbar Al Baker saying only weeks ago that the Doha-based airline had no intention of taking any new deliveries until 2022 at the earliest. The deliveries make Qatar Airways by far the largest operator of A350’s…

via arkansasonline10/25/2020

Oil-rich UAE turning to coal-fired power - Arkansas Online

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A new wonder is rising in the southern desert of Dubai against the backdrop of Persian Gulf beaches, but it's not another skyscraper to grace the futuristic sheikhdom. Instead, it's one of mankind's oldest power sources gaining its own space on the oil-rich Arabian Peninsula -- a coal-fired power plant.

via menafn10/25/2020

Qatar- HBKU Press reflects on publishing experience during pandemic at 2020 Open Access Week - MENAFN.COM

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) celebrates Open Access Week 2020 by reaffirming its commitment as a leader in information dissemination despite the economic challenges that publishers worldwide are facing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
'HBKU Press has and continues to adapt successfully to the changing publishing landscape to

via menafn10/24/2020

Qatar- HMC's Physiotherapy Department launches new website featuring innovative online exercise video portal for patients - MENAFN.COM

The Physiotherapy Department at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has marked World Physiotherapy Day 2020 with the launch of a new website that includes a dedicated online exercise video portal for patients. World Physiotherapy Day is celebrated globally each September and the theme for this year was the role of physiotherapy in rehabilitation and Covid-19.

via menafn10/24/2020

Qatar- Al-Emadi clinches Medium Tour victory with Zorro Z - MENAFN.COM

Salman Mohamed al-Emadi took the Medium Tour victory astride Zorro Z in the second round of the Qatar Equestrian Tour - Longines Hathab supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund yesterday.  
At the Qatar Equestrian Federation's Indoor Arena, al-Emadi and his trusted 19-year-old gelding Zorro Z were in fine form as the pair finished

via menafn10/23/2020

Qatar- EAA, partners call for urgent investment in education - MENAFN.COM

An unprecedented global coalition of organisations has called for urgent investment in education to prevent a generational catastrophe. Launching a joint white paper at the Global Education Meeting hosted by Unesco, the Save Our Future campaign a movement of the biggest education multilaterals in partnership with over 600 civil society organisations, resea