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2014-05-08 12:29:43

Ooredoo and Leo Messi Foundation Expand successful Mobile Health Clinics Initiative from Indonesia to Myanmar, Tunisia and Algeria BARCELONA, Spain and DOHA, Qatar, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooredoo and the Leo Messi Foundation today announced a series of new initiatives that will transform their ongoing mobile health clinic programme in Indonesia into a global force for better healthcare in the developing world. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140508/85857 The Ooredoo...

2014-04-01 16:21:31

DOHA, Qatar, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, formally laid the foundation stone for Laffan Refinery 2 (LR2) at a special ceremony held today at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha. LR2 will effectively double the condensate refining capacity of the Laffan Refinery to 300,000 barrels per day, solidifying the country's unique position as the largest condensate producer with the largest condensate...

2014-03-10 12:28:51

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani: "The communications industry must develop bold initiatives that ensure women everywhere can access mobile technology to enhance their job opportunities, education, and healthcare." DOHA, Qatar, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo, has been appointed to the World Bank Group Advisory Council on Gender and Development, a major global body dedicated to promoting gender...

2014-02-01 04:20:09

DOHA, Qatar, February 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) held a luncheon on January 19th welcoming the first admitted class for its Executive Master in Energy and Resources. The program is offered in partnership with Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, and HEC Paris. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140201/667260 ) The event, held at the HBKU Student Center, was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali...

2011-04-06 15:51:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Qatar Airways today announced orders for three 777 Freighters and two 777-300ERs. The orders are valued at $1.4 billion at list prices. The 777 Freighter order was previously accounted for on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website as unidentified in 2010. The 777-300ER order was previously accounted for on the Orders and Deliveries website in 2011. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Business & Investment in...

2011-03-15 06:19:00

KUWAIT CITY, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah praised the efforts of the Kuwaiti media last week, as a delegation of journalists he supported returned from a high-profile tour of the region earlier this year. "Often there is no greater way to communicate with Kuwaiti citizens than through a free and fair news media," Sheikh Jaber said. "The media connects us, brings us together...

2008-11-23 19:58:12

The Qatar Museums Authority has teamed with New York's Tribeca Film Festival to start a film festival in its capital, Doha, officials said Sunday. The first annual Tribeca Film Festival Doha is scheduled to take place Nov. 10-14, 2009, at the Museum of Islamic Art and in cinemas across Doha. Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani said in a statement the film festival will help build international awareness and understanding of Arab culture. I invite film enthusiasts...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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