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QU wins third straight British Pharmacological Society Award

QU wins third straight British Pharmacological Society Award

Qatar University received the 2019 British Pharmacological Society award for the third time in a row, it was announced yesterday.
4/2/2020 2:44:49 AM
Ashghal project clocks up one million man-hours without loss time injury

Ashghal project clocks up one million man-hours without loss time injury

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has achieved over 1mn man-hours without loss time injury (LTI) since it started implementing the works of the Industrial Area Sewage Treatment Works Design and Build Project (Third Expansion).
4/2/2020 2:43:03 AM
Vodafone, Talabat tie up for home delivery of products

Vodafone, Talabat tie up for home delivery of products

Vodafone Qatar has partnered with Talabat to create an online shop for its services and products on Talabat’s App as part of its efforts to encourage people to stay in their homes and practice social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
4/2/2020 2:39:02 AM
Aspetar offers ways to deal with effects of self-isolation

Aspetar offers ways to deal with effects of self-isolation

Experts from Aspetar, Qatar’s world-level specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, and the first of its kind in the Middle East, have offered methods for how to deal with the psychological effects of self-isolation.
4/2/2020 2:17:58 AM
Iran hits out at US as death toll passes 3,000

Iran hits out at US as death toll passes 3,000

Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus has passed 3,000, the health ministry said yesterday, as President Hassan Rouhani accused Washington of missing a “historic opportunity” to lift sanctions.
4/2/2020 1:31:05 AM
SC takes all precautions to protect workers of 2022 WC

SC takes all precautions to protect workers of 2022 WC

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) said today that it is taking all necessary precautions for workers, in line with the Covid-19 preventative measures and interim guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
4/2/2020 1:28:15 AM
Hezbollah asserts role in Lebanon’s virus battle

Hezbollah asserts role in Lebanon’s virus battle

The Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah is marshalling its deep resources in the fight against coronavirus, using a corps of volunteers, doctors and facilities to carve out a prominent role in the crisis-riven state’s response.
4/2/2020 1:26:46 AM
13 held for flouting quarantine pledge

13 held for flouting quarantine pledge

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Wednesday that 13 Qatari citizens have been arrested violating the requirements of the home quarantine.
4/2/2020 1:25:02 AM
Nigerians stranded as regions close doors

Nigerians stranded as regions close doors

Thousands of Nigerians have been left cut off from homes and businesses as states across Africa’s most populous nation have shut their borders to halt the spread of coronavirus.
4/2/2020 1:22:42 AM
CBSE cancels Class 10, 12 exams for affiliated schools outside India

CBSE cancels Class 10, 12 exams for affiliated schools outside India

India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided not to hold any more examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 students of affiliated schools located outside India.
4/2/2020 1:18:00 AM
Closure of part of Industrial Area, suspension of flights to continue

Closure of part of Industrial Area, suspension of flights to continue

The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management has decided to extend the closure of a portion of the Industrial Area and suspension of inbound flights to Doha, except for cargo and transit ...
4/2/2020 1:12:39 AM
Retailers find ways to connect with customers and stay afloat amid crisis

Retailers find ways to connect with customers and stay afloat amid crisis

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has prompted several shops and food outlets at major malls in Doha to raise efforts in connecting with customers through online and other digital means to stay afloat.
4/2/2020 1:10:43 AM
Amir, Macron discuss efforts to combat virus

Amir, Macron discuss efforts to combat virus

* Amir, Macron discuss efforts to combat virus * Amir condoles with Somali president
4/2/2020 1:09:52 AM
Ashghal completes several road works

Ashghal completes several road works

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed maintenance and development works on a number of roads in Al Khor, Bin Omran, Al Hitmi Al Jadeed, Al Gharrafa and Ain Khalid areas, within the framework contract for roads maintenance in the country.
4/2/2020 1:06:57 AM
England could field two teams at same time, says Morgan

England could field two teams at same time, says Morgan

World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan says he is open to England fielding two teams on the same day at separate venues if the coronavirus outbreak leads to a compressed home international season.
4/2/2020 1:06:28 AM
India sends medical gear to Serbia despite shortages

India sends medical gear to Serbia despite shortages

Despite an acute shortfall in protective gear for its medical personnel to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak, India has exported 90 tonnes of medical equipment and safety gear to Serbia, prompting criticism.
4/2/2020 1:05:52 AM
WCM-Q students learning lessons of Covid-19 outbreak with MoPH

WCM-Q students learning lessons of Covid-19 outbreak with MoPH

Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q) has devised a new elective course in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) so students can learn about the management of public health emergencies like the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
4/2/2020 1:04:45 AM
Secrecy and suspense over Tour de France’s fate

Secrecy and suspense over Tour de France’s fate

Less than three months before the Tour de France’s scheduled start, the possibility of cycling’s greatest show taking place remains shrouded in doubt, while the organisers have thrown up a wall of silence.
4/2/2020 1:03:22 AM
Silverstone holding out until end of April on British GP

Silverstone holding out until end of April on British GP

British Grand Prix organisers have set an end of April deadline to decide whether the country’s Formula One race goes ahead as scheduled in July or becomes another casualty of the coronavirus.
4/2/2020 1:02:14 AM
Kerala actor, crew stranded in Jordan

Kerala actor, crew stranded in Jordan

Leading Malayalam actor Prithviraj, award-winning director Blessy and 56 others are stuck in Jordan after shooting of a movie was stopped there following restrictions in the wake of coronavirus crisis.
4/2/2020 1:01:45 AM
16 NBA players to take part in ‘NBA 2K’ tournament

16 NBA players to take part in ‘NBA 2K’ tournament

The NBA is the latest professional sports league to turn to e-sports in the absence of real events, as the league, the players association and 2K Sports announced Tuesday the formation of a players-only NBA 2K20 tournament to benefit charity.
4/2/2020 1:00:55 AM
Qatar Airways taking firm steps in response to virus

Qatar Airways taking firm steps in response to virus

Qatar Airways continues to take firm steps in response to Covid-19, the national airline has said, listing out measures that include amendments to its flight schedule, working with governments to take people home, policies to ensure the health and safety of staff and maintaining vital cargo operatio
4/2/2020 12:54:43 AM
Army of volunteers to deliver Covid-19 aid

Army of volunteers to deliver Covid-19 aid

Pakistan yesterday began signing up young volunteers to deliver aid to millions of day labourers who have lost livelihoods due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
4/2/2020 12:52:12 AM
Testing capacity in KP increased to 300 per day

Testing capacity in KP increased to 300 per day

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has increased its Covid-19 testing capacity from 100 to 300 per day and it will be further increased to 500 tests per day during the coming days.
4/2/2020 12:50:02 AM
Spain’s infections top 100,000 as masks, sanitiser flown in

Spain’s infections top 100,000 as masks, sanitiser flown in

Two planes packed with protective equipment arrived yesterday to restock Spain’s overloaded public health system as its confirmed coronavirus cases rose beyond 100,000 and it recorded its biggest one-day death toll from the outbreak.
4/2/2020 12:43:42 AM
Premier League accused of ‘moral vacuum’ as clubs cut staff wages

Premier League accused of ‘moral vacuum’ as clubs cut staff wages

Premier League clubs have been accused of living in a “moral vacuum”, with players urged to take their share of the financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic as non-playing staff begin to feel the pinch.
4/2/2020 12:29:12 AM
De Bruyne vows to play two extra years after lockdown

De Bruyne vows to play two extra years after lockdown

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has vowed to play for an extra two years at the end of his career to make up for the time lost due to the coronavirus. The Premier League is postponed until at least April 30 because of the pandemic and is likely to be delayed even longer when the English g
4/2/2020 12:27:28 AM
Aspetar offers remote exercises to athletes via its electronic platforms

Aspetar offers remote exercises to athletes via its electronic platforms

Aspetar; Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, has posted a detailed video featuring reliable home exercises for athletes while staying at home.
4/2/2020 12:21:50 AM
The politics of the pandemic

The politics of the pandemic

The asteroid has hit, and suddenly everything has changed. But the asteroid that has crashed into our planet is invisible. One needs a microscope, rather than a telescope, to see it.
4/2/2020 12:21:05 AM
The priority for the social-distancing period

The priority for the social-distancing period

The coronavirus has a chokehold on the global economy. Like many friends and colleagues in China, I, too, have been locked down, along with the rest of Italy. Many of my fellow citizens in the United States are now in the same situation; others around the world will follow suit soon enough.
4/2/2020 12:18:54 AM
Govt promises more virus tests as death toll jumps

Govt promises more virus tests as death toll jumps

Britain yesterday recorded its biggest day-on-day increase in coronavirus deaths, as the government came under renewed pressure to ramp up mass testing of frontline medical staff and the wider community.
4/2/2020 12:18:11 AM
The race to defeat Covid-19 pandemic

The race to defeat Covid-19 pandemic

No magic wand exists to end the coronavirus pandemic, but as of this week there is a portable diagnostic test from Abbott Laboratories to detect Covid-19 within minutes. One is impressed, not surprised. Nations will get through this crisis only in an intense national effort that combines commitment
4/2/2020 12:17:15 AM