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          The 2019 MotoGP Calendar: Will Mexico Really Be The 20th MotoGP Round?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The announcement of the MotoGP test dates in the middle of last week have given a hint of how the 2019 MotoGP calendar is to take shape. The official announcement is not expected for another month or so – Dorna are still waiting for the F1 calendar to be published, to try to avoid direct clashes with the premier car racing series. The F1 calendar will not have the same influence as it had in previous years, however: since new owners Liberty took over the series, they have moved the start time of F1 races to 3:10pm Central European Time, some 10 minutes after MotoGP has finished the podium ceremony.

The MotoGP test schedule sees three official tests taking place over the winter, though one of them is before the official winter break. The MotoGP field will be at Jerez on the 28th and 29th November for the first official test. This basically converts the previous private test, which most teams attended, into an official one, forcing all of the teams to take the track together, and to an extent, improving the coverage of the test.

Testing continues after the winter break, the teams picking up at Sepang on the 6th-8th of February. Two weeks later, the MotoGP teams assemble once again for the final test before the season begins, at Qatar from the 23rd to the 25th February. Moto2 and Moto3 test at the same Losail Circuit a week later, and the first race of the 2019 MotoGP season will almost certainly take place on 10th March.


          8/10/2018: World: Macau to replace Qatar as richest place in the world      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Macau, the world’s gambling hub, will overtake Qatar as the richest place in the world in 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund. GDP per capita in the Chinese territory is forecast to reach US$143,116 in two years, compared...
          La casa de Boca Juniors: los emblemas Xeneizes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Arranca un nuevo torneo de la Superliga y Boca Juniors buscará el tricampeonato teniendo su localía, en la mítica Bombonera, como pilar y luciendo nuevos sponsors en su camiseta: Qatar Airways y Axion.
          Qatari Investor Embroiled in Trump Scandal Holds Top Government Post, Court Filing Says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As former Qatari diplomat Ahmed Al-Rumaihi has repeatedly popped up lately in controversies involving associates of President Trump, his representatives and Qatar’s embassy have downplayed his connection to Qatar’s government, asserting that his work for the state ended in 2017. But a recent court filing by a law firm working for Al-Rumaihi contradicts those claims. […]
          "Kosovo referendum, early elections? Nonsense"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aleksandar Vucic has denied Vuk Jeremic's allegations that he plans to hold a referendum on Kosovo and early parliamentary elections on November 4. The president then asked journalists during his visit to the town of Sid on Thursday "whether this information was sent to Jeremic from the Qatari embassy in Berlin" and, "whether they sent him money once again or what - informed him about November 4?"
          Trump(ed) up deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The announcement of president Trump last week expressing his willingness to hold a summit with Iran with ‘no preconditions’, after a chain of threatening exchanges between him and president Rouhani, for a new model of US-Iran Nuclear deal indicates yet another flip flop in US policies. It is unlikely to be taken seriously so easily, after witnessing US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) of 2015 with Iran (Commonly known as Iran Nuclear Deal) even at the cost of differing with its allies and strategic partners, who have critical trade relations with Iran.

Can any future US – Iran nuclear deal succeed?

The intent of JCPoA in 2015 in which the United States and allies agreed to reduce sanctions on Iran, was that it will give up the means to make nuclear weapons. This remains unchanged, when president Trump says that Iran cannot be allowed to go nuclear. The Republicans were not too happy with its clauses at that time and made it an election issue, which president Trump delivered by walking out of it. I do not think that the intent of US has changed even now. President Trump duly supported by Israel has managed to raise the temperatures by rhetoric, provocative speeches, renewed sanctions on Iran, and tried to curtail their oil exports, but it has not worked. US knows that it cannot up the ante beyond economic, diplomatic and information warfare domain, because further pressure is likely to push Iran towards nuclear bomb even faster than what US expects. While US may be ready for summit, it will have to struggle very hard to find a workable replacement deal to the existing deal, which can be devoid of risks of failure, with no change of intention expressed in JCPoA, 2015, and may eventually find that the previous deal was not too bad to meet their strategic interests.

Additional complexities, but compromise is possible

The situation is much more complex in this case because none of its allies, who were part of JCPoA, 2015, have walked out of it so far. This has also raised doubts over the reliability, credibility and stability of policies of US to continue with a signed commitment, which can have repercussions on complete denuclearisation of North Korea, which may think twice before complete verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation. The emergence of a pro-Iran lobby to include Russia, Turkey, Qatar and China to oppose anti-Iran lobby including USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia and some other neighbours, is another major change in international environment, which can speed up nuclear ambition of Iran, if pushed to wall. It is not easy to pressurise Iran which has great strategic significance due to its location as well as oil export, which concerns US allies, strategic partners and China. If Iran sustains sanctions and goes nuclear, it will encourage others like Saudi Arabia also to go nuclear creating further instability in the region.  An ill-defined meeting with Iran is not likely to yield much, in such an environment. I sincerely feel that compromises are possible; because of some of US allies are still honouring JCPoA, 2015, so far, and the inclination of president Trump to talk to Iran. In case US tries to strike a US centric deal with Iran in isolation, its acceptability by others may be doubtful. Having two concurrent deals (JCPoA, 2015 with EU and new arrangement with US) will cause utter confusion, and may not be to lead to any workable solution.

Impact on India: is CAATSA waiver on Iran possible after S-400?

As a strategic partner of India, US is aware that India has historic, cultural, and oil centric relations with Iran, which are deep rooted. Iran has jumped one notch up by becoming the second largest crude oil supplier to India and energy security is core interest for India. Connectivity with CAR and Chabahar port is another strategic compulsion of India.  US has understood the need of S-400 missiles for India, based on Indian threat perception, and have agreed to give a waiver on CAATSA for its purchase from Russia. A similar waiver/understanding with US on the critical strategic issues of India with Iran including energy security is a fair expectation/ possibility. 

I visualise that US sanctions on Iran may continue, but US may have to rethink about CAATSA, or modify it to suit fast changing strategic and economic global dynamics to make it more flexible.  On the issue of Iran and Russia, it cannot afford to put EU, China, Russia and other strategic partners on sanctions together, and expect to make ‘America Great’. A rigid CAATSA may lead ‘America First’ to ‘America Alone’ hence it needs modifications to suit changing geopolitical environment.

 (The writer is chief instructor, USI of India)

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          Many extend helping hand for birds and animals in summer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In what can be rightly dubbed as an act of compassion, residents of Qatar nowadays place cold water and other liquids like milk outside their residences or offices to quench the thirst of pigeons and cats. Like human beings, birds and cats require extra intake of water during summer season. People showing affectionate sympathy towards birds, cats and dogs place water and pets food in shaded areas outside their homes.

Talking to The Peninsula, Eman, a Pakistani housewife said: “Doha experiences unbearable high temperature in summer season which also makes animals’ lives harder. In order to keep them hydrated, I place water in special clay bowls which keeps water cold for a longer period of time.” “Intense temperatures dehydrate us within minutes despite living in air-conditioned atmosphere. It compelled me thinking about other living beings like birds and stray cats so I keep feed for animals along water which helps them eat and drink at the same time,” Eman added.

Like adults, children are also showing their affection towards thirsty birds and cats. Some children keep pets indoors and a few place food and milk on their doorstep for birds. Aayaan, a student of Grade 2, said: “I love birds and when they are chirping outside my door I feel satisfied that they are eating and drinking from what I have kept for them on my doorstep. During summer break, placing cold water for birds and milk for cats outside my home is part of my morning routine.”

Another expatriate said that it was her habit to put water and food for birds outside her house not only summers but winters also. “Being a medical doctor by profession, I have to follow a busy schedule but still I manage to ensure keeping sufficient supply of water and feed for birds and cats,” said Dr Zubaria. “For us, it is easier to get a glass of cold water to quench our thirst, but it is not easy for animals and birds,” she said, adding that Islam had taught to us to be compassionate towards animals.

Like residents, many governmental and private organisations are also making arrangements during scorching summer season to provide birds and cats with cold water and feed. In May this year, Katara Cultural Village offered specially made wooden-boxes to the public free of cost, for providing drinking water to animals and birds. Katara had prepared more than 1,000 wooden boxes for this purpose. Krishna Awasthi, an Indian expatriate said that he used to clean water bowls regularly and change water daily for birds. “Animals are forced to wander here and there for drinking water therefore all people should keep fresh water outside their houses and offices,” he suggested.

source: The Peninsula

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          Stadium to resemble waves on dhows      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Construction cranes over the Al Wakrah Stadium being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar.

One of the stadiums to be built from scratch, the Al Wakrah Stadium is racing towards completion ahead of schedule. The unique look of the stadium is inspired by the waves on the dhows. The stadium will have a seating capacity of 40,000. The venue will host matches through the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

source: The Peninsula

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          Ministry official praises role of Teach for Qatar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

HE the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi has praised the efforts of the “Teach for Qatar” organisation in attracting teachers to work in public schools in the State.

This came during his visit to Aspire Academy’s “Summer Institute” where he met the fifth batch of “Teach for Qatar”, who will join the education system in public schools starting from the next academic year 2018-2019. Dr al-Nuaimi praised the teachers’ passion for the profession and their willingness to contribute to building the future generations.

During the meeting, Dr al-Naimi stressed the importance of the role of the teacher in the educational system as the basis for its success and excellence. During the visit, Dr al-Naimi also met the Chief Executive Officer of “Teach for Qatar” Nasser Yousuf al-Jaber, and a number of officials of the organisation. He praised the organisation’s efforts and its leading role in attracting teachers and enrolling them in the public schools in Qatar, adding that the organisation complemented the role of the State in attracting qualified teachers to contribute to the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Summer Institute is a seven-week intensive training programme organised by “Teach for Qatar”, which aims to train teachers to carry out their public school assignments and strengthen their leadership skills, thereby enabling them to positively influence students in Qatar. “Teach for Qatar” aims to introduce leaders with exceptional talent into the state school system by providing graduates and professionals, both citizens and residents, with the opportunity to inspire students through a two-year enrolment programme.

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          Cargo handling by Mwani Qatar jumps      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has released data on its performance in July 2018.

The infographic shows that 122,447 TEUs of containers were handled in July, an increase of 27,536 TEUs from June, when 94,911 TEUs were handled. General cargo handling, too, went up sharply in the same period - from 164,080 tonnes in June to 295,714 tonnes in July, a rise of 131,634 tonnes. Similarly, there was an increase in roll-on, roll-off units as well, going up from 4,845 units in June to 6,071 units last month - a difference of 1,226 units, the data showed. Meanwhile, a total of 405 vessels were also handled by Mwani Qatar ports in July.

source: Gulf TimesCargo handling by Mwani Qatar [qatarisbooming.com].jpg

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          QRCS launches Eid Al Adha campaign      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) on Wednesday launched the Adhahi campaign that involves slaughtering 'Udhiya' animals on behalf of the participating public and distributing them to those in need across the country and abroad on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Addressing a press conference at QRCS headquarters in Doha on Wednesday, QRCS Secretary-General Ali bin Hassan al Hammadi said that the project facilitates the observation of Islamic Udhiya sacrifice ritual as per Sharia requirements and specifications. Congratulating the Qatari people and the Muslim nations on the occasion of approaching Eid Al Adha festival, he added: "Today, we announce a new project that involves slaughtering 'Udhiya' animals on behalf of the participating public. All you have to do is to choose your animal, specify where it will be used, and pay the price. After that, we will undertake the entire process."

Hammadi explained that QRCS is collaborating with the local company Widam Food, which will provide and slaughter the animals within legal and health regulations in Qatar. QRCS has also entered into partnership with a Brazilian company, which will provide and slaughter the animals, then process and seal their meat in airtight containers for preservation. He noted that QRCS foreign offices will deliver the canned meat where it is much-needed especially for refugees who do not possess refrigerating tools. "This innovative product is useful as it provides a shelf-life of four years while still edible, and it is a perfect choice for refugees and displaced people, who typically have no cooking fuel or refrigerators," Hammadi explained. He added that the project was approved by QRCS' Sharia Committee as Sharia- compliant. 

Dr Mohamed Salah Ibrahim, executive director of Relief and International Development Division at QRCS, said that the project is estimated to serve up to 140,000 beneficiaries in 20 countries mostly situated in Africa, in addition to countries hosting refugees such as Syria, Turkey and Jordan. According to Ibrahim, QRCS' target budget is over QR8 million for this project. Mohamed Mubarak al Hajri, president of Public Resources Development, said that the prices of international Udhiya animals range from QR250 to QR750 while the price of local Udhiya animals has been fixed at QR550.

source: Qatar Tribune

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          ASEAN members seek increase in bilateral investments with Qatar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Malaysia's Ambassador to Qatar HE Dato' Ahmad Fadil Bin Shamsuddin expressed the interest of the embassies of the ASEAN member countries in increasing bilateral investments between Qatar and Southeast Asia through their business communities during the celebration of the 51st anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN held on Wednesday. 

The gathering hosted by the Malaysian Embassy as current chairman of the ASEAN Committee in Doha was attended by ambassadors and charge d'affaires of embassies of Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. It was graced by Deputy Director of Asian Department at Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rashid al Dehaimi and other diplomats of ASEAN embassies.

On the occasion, Ambassador Fadil underlined the impact of the state visits of the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore last year. He added that the proposed high-level visits to Vietnam and the Philippines this year will further enhance opportunities for the development of partnership between Qatar and the regional bloc. Similarly, the Malaysian Ambassador conveyed the interest of the ASEAN to deepen its cooperation with international partners, including the GCC. ASEAN's official partnership with Qatar is through the GCC. Ambassador Fadil said Qatar plays an important role in connecting these two regions through its engagement in fostering synergies between ASEAN and the GCC. 

"On the economic aspects, the ASEAN-GCC Free Trade Area will become an important part for other areas in the future. Both organisations agreed to promote greater understanding with a view to forge closer economic cooperation and integration, including exploring the possibility of developing a trade and investment framework agreement. I believe that ASEAN and the GCC, in particular Qatar, stand to gain from each other's prosperity. Both groupings should now start a dialogue aiming to find an adequate balance between our interests," the Ambassador said. 

Ambassador Fadil also brought to the fore the impressive growth and remarkable progress of ASEAN economically. Last year, the ASEAN economy was the third largest in Asia and the seventh largest market in the world with a combined GDP exceeding US$ 2.6 trillion. ASEAN has registered a strong pace of 5.1 percent in 2017. For 2018, GDP growth rate is projected at 5.3 percent with positive trends observed across all ASEAN member states. Its population is currently at 633 million. "ASEAN was established with the main aim to maintain peace, security, stability and prosperity in the region. Throughout the past five decades, ASEAN has maintained its principles of 'respect, non-intervention and consensus decision-making'. These principles are the key to ASEAN's success and continuous stability proving to the world that close consultations and dialogue are the key foundations of an enduring partnership," Ambassador Fadil said.

source: Qatar Tribune

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          MME staff reduce risks with first aid training      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Center for Environmental and Municipal Studies at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), in cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation (Ambulance Service), organised a first aid training course for the ministry staff at the General Hygiene Department headquarters.

The workshop comes in line with the recommendations of the occupational health and safety programme launched by the Center for Environmental and Municipal Studies in 2017, which aims to reduce risks, accidents and injuries at various work sites through training, rehabilitation and development of human cadres of employees and workers. Safety and emergency response have become pillars of the different areas of work at the MME, raising the level of readiness to deal with any exceptional circumstances. Capacity building is a national priority under the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to provide a stable life for the community and boost national preparedness through the services provided by the ministry to the Qatari community.

The Center for Environmental and Municipal Studies has prepared numerous training programmes in the field of prevention, management and response to risks, crises and disasters, and health and environmental security and safety. The Centre has prepared the programmes in accordance with the laws and regulations that stipulated the need to take precautionary measures to achieve occupational safety and health in the workplace, and to regulate the means of prevention of occupational diseases in order to protect employees from the dangers they face while performing their work. 

The programmes also focus on the commitment of the employee to implement the instructions of the governmental body on occupational safety and health and the use of protective devices and clothing prepared for them, and the performance of the duties of his job in a way to ensure his safety and safety of others.

source: Qatar Tribune

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          Qatar Airways is the Prestige Partner of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it is the Prestige Partner and Official Airline of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, taking place in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18 August until 2 September 2018. The highly-anticipated sporting event will bring athletes from 45 participating nations to Jakarta and Palembang to compete for the coveted prizes.

To mark this occasion, a high-level signing ceremony took place in Jakarta, Indonesia on 9 August 2018, in the presence of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr. Jusuf Kalla; the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Hamar and the President of the Indonesian Asian Games 2018 Organising Committee (INASGOC), Mr. Erick Thohir. Following the tremendous success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM, of which Qatar Airways was the Official Partner and Official Airline, the national carrier of the State of Qatar has now shifted its focus from Russia to Asia, to expand its global portfolio and celebrate its strong ties across the continent.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be the Prestige Partner and Official Airline of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, and to once more unite fans from around the world through a shared love of sport. This highly-anticipated event strengthens our extensive global sporting portfolio and asserts our continuous dedication to celebrating sports as a means of bringing people together. We are tremendously proud to be flying the Qatar team of more than 200 athletes to Jakarta for the event, and we look forward to welcoming all fans to Jakarta and Palembang.”

Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Hamar, said: “I am very proud that Qatar’s multiple award-winning national flag carrier, Qatar Airways is the Prestige Partner and Official Airline of the 18th Asian Games. This is a significant and historic moment for the State of Qatar and the Republic of Indonesia and will further strengthen the already strong bonds that exist between the two nations. This important partnership will further increase tourism and business links between Qatar and Indonesia as well as extending Qatar’s warm hospitality and welcoming culture to the people of Indonesia and fans from around the world. We look forward to continuing to deepen relations between the Qatari and Indonesian people and wish all teams the best of luck.”

President of the Indonesian Asian Games 2018 Organising Committee (INASGOC), Mr. Erick Thohir, said: “We greatly appreciate Qatar Airways’ support of the Asian Games 2018 and look forward to the success of this new and exciting partnership. This event is not an ordinary sports tournament, but an important occasion that promotes both peace and unity between countries in Asia. We wish all participating nations the best of luck in this memorable world-class event.” This is the second time that Qatar Airways has sponsored the Asian Games; the national carrier of the State of Qatar was also the Official Airline of the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006, where it proudly welcomed thousands of fans from around the world to watch the games unfold in what was the biggest sporting event in the history of Qatar. Qatar Airways wishes Qatar’s national team all the best in the competition.

The Asian Games is a pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years, and is the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The prestigious competition is organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and will include 61 sporting disciplines in more than 40 facilities throughout the two host cities. Qatar Airways will proudly fly the Qatar team, consisting of more than 200 athletes, to Jakarta for the event. The award-winning airline currently provides triple-daily services to Jakarta, served by a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, and triple-daily services to Denpasar, served by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring 24 seats in Business Class and 388 seats in Economy Class.

In May 2017, Qatar Airways announced a groundbreaking sponsorship deal with FIFA, which saw the award-winning airline become the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA until 2022. The partnership, one of the biggest sporting sponsorships in the world, will give Qatar Airways extensive marketing and branding rights at the  2022 World Cup Qatar™, with an expected audience reach of more than two billion people. The agreement sees Qatar Airways become the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup™, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, the FIFA Under-20 and Under 17 World Cups™, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup™, and the FIFA Interactive World Cup™.

In addition to its existing partnership with the German football club giants FC Bayern München AG, for which it is a Platinum Partner, Qatar Airways also recently revealed multi-year sponsorship agreements with Italian football club AS Roma, for which it will become the Official Jersey Sponsor; and with Argentinian football club Boca Juniors, for which it will become the Official Jersey Sponsor. Qatar Airways made headline news last month at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, with a number of high-profile announcements and award wins. The airline picked up four prestigious awards at this year’s 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards, being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the sixth time and third consecutive year; ‘Best Airline In The Middle East’, ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Earlier this year, Qatar Airways revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations in line with its expedited expansion plans, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam.

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          Turkish Airlines launches new inflight safety video      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, launches a new animated safety video, complete with familiar LEGO® minifigures in surprising new roles.

The custom-animated safety video for Turkish Airlines was created by the teams who assembled “The LEGO Movie”, “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie” and the highly anticipated sequel “The LEGO Movie 2” due in cinemas beginning February 2019, which reunites the heroes of the first film in an all new action-packed adventure. In partnership with Warner Bros. and featuring the popular characters from The LEGO Movie franchise, the safety video will be shown on all flights starting today and will also debut online.

The safety video, which is the first LEGO safety video ever made, demonstrates step-by-step safety procedures to passengers in a fun, unique style – complete with sensible airline-approved humor, celebrity cameos and an unforgettable song and dance number. Turkish Airlines is proud to have one of the youngest fleets in the world and strives to achieve the best in aviation safety standards. Whether frequent travellers or first-time fliers, the video aims to inform and entertain passengers, alongside an extensive selection of movies, TV shows, music and games available in different languages on the in-flight entertainment system. 

The safety video will kick off the “biggest partnership with the smallest cast ever assembled”, hinting there is much more to come from the Turkish Airlines and LEGO Movie franchise alliance. Leading up to the worldwide release of “The LEGO Movie 2”, Turkish Airlines will roll-out a global TV campaign, film themed wrapped airplanes, in-flight and in-airport activations and even a second safety video. A partnership sure to entertain and delight!

M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee commented; “As a leading global airline with an emphasis on safety, we are excited to partner with Warner Bros. and The LEGO Movie franchise for this video. We are both brands that are enjoyed around the world, bringing together generations and cultures everywhere. We hope that our passengers can enjoy this new video, which has something for everyone.” Blair Rich, President, Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment said; “We are thrilled to be working with Turkish Airlines again and “widening their world” to include that of our colorful LEGO Movie universe. The partnership showcases the best of two different brands converging in a clever and imaginative way, connecting to consumers and entertaining them.”

The LEGO Movie franchise-inspired safety video was brought to life by a 16-strong production team consisting of 2 concept artists, 3 layout artists, 7 animators and 4 lighting technicians. Lasting more than 950 days from beginning to end, the specialists used 2,938,840 LEGO bricks to animate the LEGO action. A total of 9,658,631 CPU hours (Central Processing Units) were used to generate 973 versions of animation. 30 different versions of the new safety video were created, both in English and Turkish, to cover the safety particulars of the 15 different airplane models in the Turkish Airlines fleet.

Turkish Airlines’ new In-flight Safety Video can be viewed on here; https://youtu.be/C2hCN6cVuqM

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          Qatar’s initiatives lead to 32% fall in waste      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Qatar has made big strides in the area of efficient use of natural resources. Due to various efforts taken by the government, the total waste generated in the country has fallen significantly. The total waste generated in the country has declined by around 32 per cent since 2011. According to the ‘Second Voluntary National Review, 2018’, the total waste declined from about 12.1 million tonnes in 2011 to about 8.2 million tonnes in 2017.

“The Government has encouraged the efficient use of natural resources, green initiatives and buildings by reducing waste production through reduction and recycling, and the development and implementation of programs and projects related to pollution and solid waste recycling (construction, building waste, and domestic waste) from about 9.6 million tonnes in 2011 to about 4.6 million tonnes in 2017,” said the report. “The total waste also decreased from about 12.1 million tonnes in 2011 to about 8.2 million tonnes in 2017,” noted the report.

Total solid waste in Qatar amounted to 7.7 million tonnes in 2015. The construction sector is a major contributor to generating solid waste. The government gives special attention to waste management and treatment, due to its keenness to reduce waste’s effects on health, maintain a civic view of the country, and promote waste reduction practices. Qatar has succeeded in keeping the level of domestic waste at 1.3kg per person per day. Qatar’s Second National Development Strategy (2018-2022) includes many goals that seek to ensure sustainable consumption and encourage efficient use of natural resources.

One of the goals is to preserve and develop water resources by reducing the total losses of potable water and reducing the per capita consumption of water by 15 per cent through the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) by 2020. It also aims to reduce the depletion of groundwater and the development of the aquifer and strengthen the integrated management of water and electricity and reduce the rate of consumption of electricity per capita by eight per cent through Tarsheed. It also targets to increase the proportion of recycled materials of construction projects in the country to 20 per cent of total materials used and keep the rate of domestic waste generation under 1.6 kg per person per day during the period 2018-2022.

The strategy aims to build a community that has environmental awareness and supports environmental sustainability. In 2011, the Solid Waste Treatment Plant was opened in Mesaieed. The tire recycling project was launched in 2012, where the recycling rate reached more than 60 per cent. Construction sector came at the top in terms of the amount of treated waste, with 55.7 per cent of total waste in 2015. Around 3,002 tons of domestic waste was generated on a daily basis in 2015, which meant that the average was 1.23 kg per capita on a daily basis.

source: The Peninsula

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          QIA станет стратегическим партнером “Роснефти” еще до конца года      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Переход 19,5% акций “Роснефти” в прямое владение Qatar Investment Autority (QIA) и Glencore завершится до конца 2018 года. Такой прогноз содержится в отчете швейцарского нефтетрейдера, который ссылается на официальные данные. Таким образом, катарский фонд станет владельцем 18,93% “Роснефти”, а Glencore сохранит 0,57% акций российской компании и получит около 3,7 млрд евро. Федеральная антимонопольная служба уже […]

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          Comment on Braun Repair & Service Center by Lyn Lyn Centeno      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
May I ask if you have a cervice Center here in the Philippines? We bought this thermoscan in Qatar 2yrs ago. The product just stop functioning. Please help. Thank you.
          OFFICIAL: Club Africain resign Tunisia’s Oussama Darragi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Former Tunisia international Oussama Darragi has rejoined Club Africain on a two-year deal after leaving the Tunisian club in January. Darragi had spent the first half of 2017-18 at Club Africain, scoring two goals and assisting one in 11 games. The 31-year-old then moved to Qatari side Umm Salal in January and managed to contribute […]

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          A Bold Foreign Policy Platform for the New Wave of Left Lawmakers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A NEW COHORT OF PROGRESSIVES IS RUNNING FOR—AND WINNING—ELECTIONS. The stunning victory of democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic congressional primary in New York is perhaps the most well-known, but she is far from alone. Most of these candidates are young, more than usual are people of color, many are women, several are Muslims, at least one is a refugee, at least one is transgender—and all are unabashedly left. Most come to electoral politics after years of activism around issues like immigration, climate and racism. They come out of a wide range of social movements and support policy demands that reflect the principles of those movements: labor rights, immigrant and refugee rights, women’s and gender rights, equal access to housing and education, environmental justice, and opposition to police violence and racial profiling. Some, though certainly not all, identify not just with the policies of socialism but with the fundamental core values and indeed the name itself, usually in the form of democratic socialism.

Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American woman in Detroit, just won the Democratic primary for the legendary Congressman John Conyers’ seat. Four women, two of them members of Democratic Socialists of America and all four endorsed by DSA, beat their male incumbent opponents in Pennsylvania state house primaries. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is running an insurgent campaign for Congress against a longstanding incumbent in western Massachusetts, keeping her focus on Medicare-for-All and civil rights. Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, a former Somali refugee, won endorsement from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and is running for Keith Ellison’s former congressional seat as an “intersectional feminist.” And there are more.

Many highlight their movement experience in their campaigns; they are champions of immigrant rights, healthcare, student debt organizing and the fight for $15. Intersectionality has grown stronger, as the extremism of Trump’s right-wing racist assault creates significant new gains in linking separate movements focused on racism, women’s rights, immigrant rights, climate, poverty, labor rights and more.

But mostly, we’re not seeing progressive and socialist candidates clearly link domestic issues with efforts to challenge war, militarism and the war economy. There are a few exceptions: Congressional candidate and Hawaii State Rep. Kaniela Ing speaks powerfully about U.S. colonialism in Hawaii, and Virginia State Rep. Lee J. Carter has spoken strongly against U.S. bombing of Syria, linking current attacks with the legacy of U.S. military interventions. There may be more. But those are exceptions; most of the new left candidates focus on crucial issues of justice at home.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war.

It’s not that progressive leaders don’t care about international issues, or that our movements are divided. Despite too many common assumptions, it is not political suicide for candidates or elected officials to stake out progressive anti-war, anti-militarism positions. Quite the contrary: Those positions actually have broad support within both our movements and public opinion. It’s just that it’s hard to figure out the strategies that work to connect internationally focused issues, anti-war efforts, or challenges to militarism, with the wide array of activists working on locally grounded issues. Some of those strategies seem like they should be easy—like talking about slashing the 53 cents of every discretionary federal dollar that now goes to the military as the easiest source to fund Medicare-for-all or free college education. It should be easy, but somehow it’s not: Too often, foreign policy feels remote from the urgency of domestic issues facing such crises. When our movements do figure out those strategies, candidates can easily follow suit.

Candidates coming out of our movements into elected office will need clear positions on foreign policy. Here are several core principles that should shape those positions.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war. That does not mean isolationism, but instead a strategy of diplomatic engagement rather than—not as political cover for—destructive U.S. military interventions that have so often defined the U.S. role in the world.

Looking at the political pretexts for what the U.S. empire is doing around the world today, a principled foreign policy might start by recognizing that there is no military solution to terrorism and that the global war on terror must be ended.

More broadly, the militarization of foreign policy must be reversed and diplomacy must replace military action in every venue, with professional diplomats rather than the White House’s political appointees in charge. Aspiring and elected progressive and socialist office-holders should keep in mind the distinction between the successes and failures of Obama’s foreign policy. The victories were all diplomatic: moving towards normalization with Cuba, the Paris climate accord and especially the Iran nuclear deal. Obama’s greatest failures—in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen—all occurred because the administration chose military action over robust diplomacy.

Certainly, diplomacy has been a tool in the arsenal of empires, including the United States. But when we are talking about official policies governing relations between countries, diplomacy—meaning talking, negotiating and engaging across a table—is always, always better than engaging across a battlefield.

A principled foreign policy must recognize how the war economy has distorted our society at home—and commit to reverse it. The $717 billion of the military budget is desperately needed for jobs, healthcare and education here at home—and for a diplomatic surge and humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to people of countries devastated by U.S. wars and sanctions.

A principled foreign policy must acknowledge how U.S. actions—military, economic and climate-related—have been a driving force in displacing people around the world. We therefore have an enormous moral as well as legal obligation to take the lead in providing humanitarian support and refuge for those displaced—so immigration and refugee rights are central to foreign policy.

For too long the power of the U.S. empire has dominated international relations, led to the privileging of war over diplomacy on a global scale, and created a vast—and invasive—network of 800-plus military bases around the world.

Now, overall U.S. global domination is actually shrinking, and not only because of Trump’s actions. China’s economy is rapidly catching up, and its economic clout in Africa and elsewhere eclipses that of the United States. It’s a measure of the United States’ waning power that Europe, Russia and China are resisting U.S. efforts to impose new global sanctions on Iran. But the United States is still the world’s strongest military and economic power: Its military spending vastly surpasses that of the eight next strongest countries, it is sponsoring a dangerous anti-Iran alliance between Israel and the wealthy Gulf Arab states, it remains central to NATO decision-making, and powerful forces in Washington threaten new wars in North Korea and Iran. The United States remains dangerous.

Progressives in Congress have to navigate the tricky task of rejecting American exceptionalism. That means recognizing that it is often a good thing when U.S. global military and economic efforts fail, because they are generally aimed at maintaining domination and control. Without that U.S. domination, the possibility arises of a new kind of internationalism: to prevent and solve crises that arise from current and potential wars, to promote nuclear disarmament, to come up with climate solutions and to protect refugees.

That effort is increasingly important because of the rapid rise of right-wing xenophobic authoritarians seeking and winning power. Trump is now leading and enabling an informal global grouping of such leaders, from Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Victor Orban in Hungary and others. Progressive elected officials in the United States can pose an important challenge to that authoritarian axis by building ties with their like-minded counterparts in parliaments and governments—possibilities include Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom and Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico, among others. And progressive and leftist members of Congress will need to be able to work together with social movements to build public pressure for diplomatic initiatives not grounded in the interests of U.S. empire.

In addition to these broad principles, candidates and elected officials need critical analyses of current U.S. engagement around the world, as well as nuanced prescriptions for how to de-escalate militarily, and ramp up a new commitment to serious diplomacy.

GEOPOLITICAL POWER PLAYS

RUSSIA: Relations with Russia will be a major challenge for the foreseeable future. With 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons in U.S. and Russian hands, and the two powers deploying military forces on opposite sides of active battlefronts in Syria, it is crucial that relations remain open—not least to derail potential escalations and ensure the ability to stand down from any accidental clash.

Progressives and leftists in Congress will need to promote a nuanced, careful approach to Russia policy. And they will face a daunting environment in which to do so. They will have to deal with loud cries from right-wing war-mongers, mainly Republicans, and from neo-con interventionists in both parties, demanding a one-sided anti-Russia policy focused on increased sanctions and potentially even military threats. But many moderate and liberal Democrats—and much of the media—are also joining the anti-Russia crusade. Some of those liberals and moderates have likely bought into the idea of American exceptionalism, accepting as legitimate or irrelevant the long history of U.S. election meddling around the world and viewing the Russian efforts as somehow reaching a whole different level of outrageousness. Others see the anti-Russia mobilization solely in the context of undermining Trump.

But at the same time, progressive Congress members should recognize that reports of Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 and 2018 elections cannot be dismissed out of hand. They should continue to demand that more of the evidence be made public, and condemn the Russian meddling that has occurred, even while recognizing that the most serious threats to our elections come from voter suppression campaignsat home more than from Moscow. And they have to make clear that Trump’s opponents cannot be allowed to turn the president’s infatuation with Vladimir Putin into the basis for a new Cold War, simply to oppose Trump.

CHINA: The broad frame of a progressive approach should be to end Washington’s provocative military and economic moves and encourage deeper levels of diplomatic engagement. This means replacing military threats with diplomacy in response to Chinese moves in the South China Sea, as well as significant cuts in the ramped-up military ties with U.S. allies in the region, such as Vietnam. Progressive and socialist members of Congress and other elected officials will no doubt be aware that the rise of China’s economic dominance across Africa, and its increasing influence in parts of Latin America, could endanger the independence of countries in those parts of the Global South. But they will also need to recognize that any U.S. response to what looks like Chinese exploitation must be grounded in humility, acknowledging the long history of U.S. colonial and neocolonial domination throughout those same regions. Efforts to compete with Chinese economic assistance by increasing Washington’s own humanitarian and development aid should mean directing all funds through the UN, rather than through USAID or the Pentagon. That will make U.S. assistance far less likely to be perceived as—and to be—an entry point for exploitation.

NATO: A progressive position on NATO flies straight into the face of the partisan component of the anti-Trump resistance—the idea that if Trump is for it, we should be against it. For a host of bad reasons that have to do with personal enrichment and personal power, Trump sometimes takes positions that large parts of the U.S. and global anti-war and solidarity movements have long supported. One of those is NATO. During the Cold War, NATO was the European military face of U.S.-dominated Western anti-Communism and anti-Sovietism. With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, peace activists from around the world called for the dissolution of NATO as an anachronistic relic whose raison d’etre was now gone.

Instead, NATO used its 50th anniversary in 1999 to rebrand itself as defending a set of amorphous, ostensibly “Western” values such as democracy, rather than having any identifiable enemy—something like a military version of the EU, with the United States on board for clout. Unable to win UN Security Council support for war in Kosovo, the United States and its allies used NATO to provide so-called authorization for a major bombing campaign—in complete violation of international law—and began a rapid expansion of the NATO alliance right up to the borders of Russia. Anti-war forces across the world continued to rally around the call “No to NATO”—a call to dissolve the alliance altogether.

But when Trump, however falsely, claims to call for an end to the alliance, or shows disdain for NATO, anti-Trump politicians and media lead the way in embracing the military alliance as if it really did represent some version of human rights and international law. It doesn’t—and progressives in elected positions need to be willing to call out NATO as a militarized Cold War relic that shouldn’t be reconfigured to maintain U.S. domination in Europe or to mobilize against Russia or China or anyone else. It should be ended.

In fact, Trump’s claims to oppose NATO are belied by his actions. In his 2019 budget request he almost doubled the 2017 budget for the Pentagon’s “European Deterrence Initiative,” designed explicitly as a response to “threats from Russia.” There is a huge gap between Trump’s partisan base-pleasing condemnation of NATO and his administration&rdqou;s actual support for strengthening the military alliance. That contradiction should make it easier for progressive candidates and officeholders to move to cut NATO funding and reduce its power—not because Trump is against NATO but because the military alliance serves as a dangerous provocation toward war.

THE WAR ON TERROR

What George W. Bush first called “the global war on terror” is still raging almost 17 years later, though with different forms of killing and different casualty counts. Today’s reliance on airstrikes, drone attacks and a few thousand special forces has replaced the hundreds of thousands of U.S. and allied ground troops. And today hardly any U.S. troops are being killed, while civilian casualties are skyrocketing across the Middle East and Afghanistan. Officials from the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations have repeated the mantra that “there is no military solution” in Afghanistan, Syria, or Iraq or against terrorism, but their actions have belied those words. Progressive elected officials need to consistently remind the public and their counterparts that it is not possible to bomb terrorism out of existence. Bombs don’t hit “terrorism”; they hit cities, houses, wedding parties. And on those rare occasions when they hit the people actually named on the White House&rdqou;s unaccountable kill list, or “terrorist” list, the impact often creates more terrorists.

The overall progressive policy on this question means campaigning for diplomatic solutions and strategies instead of military ones. That also means joining the ongoing congressional efforts led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and others  to challenge the continued reliance on the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

In general, privileging diplomatic over war strategies starts with withdrawing troops and halting the arms sales that flood the region with deadly weapons. Those weapons too often end up in the hands of killers on all sides, from bands of unaccountable militants to brutally repressive governments, with civilians paying the price. Congress members should demand an end of massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other U.S. allies carrying out brutal wars across the Middle East, and they should call for an end to the practice of arming non-state proxies who kill even more people. They should call for a U.S. arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan and Israel (which presents a whole other set of arms-related challenges), while urging Russia to stop its arms sales to Syria, Iran and Pakistan. Given the power of the arms industries in the United States, arms embargoes are the most difficult—but perhaps the most important—part of ending the expanding Middle East wars.

Progressives in Congress should demand real support for UN-sponsored and other international peace initiatives, staffing whole new diplomatic approaches whose goal is political solutions rather than military victories—and taking funds out of military budgets to cover the costs. The goal should be to end these endless wars—not try to “win&rdqou; them.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE: The most important thing for candidates to know is that there has been a massive shift in public opinion in recent years. It is no longer political suicide to criticize Israel. Yes, AIPAC and the rest of the right-wing Jewish, pro-Israel lobbies remain influential and have a lot of money to throw around. (The Christian Zionist lobbies are powerful too, but there is less political difficulty for progressives to challenge them.) But there are massive shifts underway in U.S. Jewish publicopinion on the conflict, and the lobbies cannot credibly claim to speak for the Jewish community as a whole.

Outside the Jewish community, the shift is even more dramatic, and has become far more partisan: Uncritical support for Israel is now overwhelmingly a Republican position. Among Democrats, particularly young Democrats, support for Israel has fallen dramatically; among Republicans, support for Israel’s far-right government is sky-high. The shift is particularly noticeable among Democrats of color, where recognition of the parallels between Israeli oppression of Palestinians and the legacies of Jim Crow segregation in the United States and apartheid in South Africa is rising rapidly.

U.S. policy, unfortunately, has not kept up with that changing discourse. But modest gains are evident even there. When nearly 60 members of the House and Senate openly skipped Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech when he came to lobby Congress to vote against President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the sky didn’t fall. The snub to the Israeli prime minister was unprecedented, but no one lost their seat because of it. Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill to protect Palestinian children from Israel’s vicious military juvenile detention system (the only one in the world) now has 29 co-sponsors, and the sky still isn’t falling. Members of Congress are responding more frequently to Israeli assaults on Gaza and the killing of protesters, often because of powerful movements among their constituents. When Trump moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz acknowledged the divide: “While members of the Republican Party overwhelmingly expressed support for the move, Democrats were split between those who congratulated Trump for it and those who called it a dangerous and irresponsible action.”

That creates space for candidates and newly elected officials to respond to the growing portion of their constituencies that supports Palestinian rights. Over time, they must establish a rights-based policy. That means acknowledging that the quarter-century-long U.S.-orchestrated “peace process” based on the never-serious pursuit of a solution, has failed. Instead, left and progressive political leaders can advocate for a policy that turns over real control of diplomacy to the UN, ends support for Israeli apartheid and occupation, and instead supports a policy based on international law, human rights and equality for all, without privileging Jews or discriminating against non-Jews.

To progress from cautiously urging that Israel abide by international law, to issuing a full-scale call to end or at least reduce the $3.8 billion per year that Congress sends straight to the Israeli military, might take some time. In the meantime, progressive candidates must prioritize powerful statements condemning the massacre of unarmed protesters in Gaza and massive Israeli settlement expansion, demands for real accountability for Israeli violations of human rights and international law (including reducing U.S. support in response), and calls for an end to the longstanding U.S. protection that keeps Israel from being held accountable in the UN.

The right consistently accuses supporters of Palestinian rights of holding Israel to a double standard. Progressives in Congress should turn that claim around on them and insist that U.S. policy towards Israel—Washington’s closest ally in the region and the recipient of billions of dollars in military aid every year—hold Israel to exactly the same standards that we want the United States to apply to every other country: human rights, adherence to international law and equality for all.

Many supporters of the new crop of progressive candidates, and many activists in the movements they come out of, are supporters of the increasingly powerful, Palestinian-led BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, that aims to bring non-violent economic pressure to bear on Israel until it ends its violations of international law. This movement deserves credit for helping to mainstream key demands—to end the siege of Gaza and the killing of protesters, to support investigations of Israeli violations by the International Criminal Court, to oppose Israel’s new “nation-state’ law—that should all be on lawmakers’ immediate agenda.

AFGHANISTAN: More than 100,000 Afghans and 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in a U.S. war that has raged for almost 17 years. Not-Yet-President Trump called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, but within just a few months after taking office he agreed instead to send additional troops, even though earlier deployments of more than 100,000 U.S. troops (and thousands more coalition soldiers) could not win a military victory over the Taliban. Corruption in the U.S.-backed and -funded Afghan government remains sky-high, and in just the past three years, the Pentagon has lost track of how $3.1 billion of its Afghanistan funds were spent. About 15,000 US troops are still deployed, with no hope of a military victory for the United States.

Progressive members of Congress should demand a safe withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, acting on the long-held recognition that military force simply won’t work to bring about the political solution all sides claim to want.

Several pending bills also would reclaim the centrality of Congress’ role in authorizing war in general and in Afghanistan in particular—including ending the 2001 AUMF. Funding for humanitarian aid, refugee support, and in the future compensation and reparations for the massive destruction the U.S.-led war has wrought across the country, should all be on Congress’ agenda, understanding that such funding will almost certainly fail while U.S. troops are deployed.

IRAN: With U.S. and Iranian military forces facing each other in Syria, the potential for an unintentional escalation is sky-high. Even a truly accidental clash between a few Iranian and U.S. troops, or an Iranian anti-aircraft system mistakenly locking on to a U.S. warplane plane even if it didn’t fire, could have catastrophic consequences without immediate military-to-military and quick political echelon discussions to defuse the crisis. And with tensions very high, those ties are not routinely available. Relations became very dangerous when Trump withdrew the United States from the multi-lateral nuclear deal in May. (At that time, a strong majority of people in the United States favored the deal, and less than one in three wanted to pull out of it.)

The United States continues to escalate threats against Iran. It is sponsoring a growing regional anti-Iran alliance, with Israel and Saudi Arabia now publicly allied and pushing strongly for military action. And Trump has surrounded himself with war-mongers for his top advisers, including John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, who have both supported regime change in Iran and urged military rather than diplomatic approaches to Iran.

Given all that, what progressive elected officials need to do is to keep fighting for diplomacy over war. That means challenging U.S. support for the anti-Iran alliance and opposing sanctions on Iran. It means developing direct ties with parliamentarians from the European and other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal, with the aim of collective opposition to new sanctions, re-legitimizing the nuclear deal in Washington and reestablishing diplomacy as the basis for U.S. relations with Iran.

It should also mean developing a congressional response to the weakening of international anti-nuclear norms caused by the pull-out from the Iran deal. That means not just supporting the nonproliferation goals of the Iran nuclear deal, but moving further towards real disarmament and ultimately the abolition of nuclear weapons. Progressives in and outside of Congress should make clear that nuclear nonproliferation (meaning no one else gets to have nukes) can’t work in the long run without nuclear disarmament (meaning that the existing nuclear weapons states have to give them up). That could start with a demand for full U.S. compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which calls for negotiations leading to “nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament.”

SYRIA: Progressive candidates and elected officials should support policies designed to end, not “win” the war. That means withdrawing troops, ceasing airstrikes and drone attacks, and calling for an arms embargo on all sides of the multiple proxy war. The civil war component of the multiple wars in Syria is winding down as the regime consolidates its control, but the sectarian, regional and global components of that war have not disappeared, so continuing a call for an arms embargo is still important. The first step is to permanently end the Pentagon’s and the CIA’s “arm and train” policies that have prolonged the war and empowered some of its most dangerous actors.

There will also need to be negotiations between the regional and global actors that have been waging their own wars in Syria, wars that have little to do with Syria itself, but with Syrians doing the bulk of the dying. That means support for the UN’s and other internationally-sponsored de-escalation efforts, and serious engagement with Russia towards a permanent ceasefire, as well as the arms embargo. U.S. policy should include absolute prohibitions on Washington’s regional allies—including Saudi Arabia and Turkey—sending U.S.-provided arms into Syria. And progressive supporters of diplomacy should also maintain pressure on the United States to back multi-lateral diplomatic processes organized by the UN and others—on humanitarian issues in Geneva, and political issues in Astana. Cutting the United States’ multi-billion dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Turkey and other U.S. allies involved in the Syrian wars would also lend legitimacy to U.S. efforts within those diplomatic processes to press Russia to stop providing arms to the Assad regime.

IRAQ: Congress has largely abrogated its responsibilities even as the 15-year war initiated by the United States continues. Progressive policymakers would do well to join the existing efforts to end—not replace, but cancel—the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq, and reopen congressional debate, with the goal of ending funding for war in Iraq once and for all. When President Obama withdrew the last troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, stating that “war in Iraq ends this month,” many assumed that the authorization ended as well. But it was never officially repealed and had no expiration date, and three years later Obama claimed that the then-12-year-old authorization justified the war against ISIS in Iraq. While Trump has relied primarily on the 2001 AUMF, the Iraq-specific authorization of 2002 remains in place and should be withdrawn. 

In the meantime, progressives in Congress should support many of the same policies for Iraq as for Syria: withdraw the troops and special forces, stop the assassination program that is the heart of Washington’s “counter-terrorism” campaign and cease sending arms. Congress should end funding to force the closure of the network of small “forward operating bases” and other U.S. military bases that may remain in U.S. hands in Iraq despite earlier agreements to turn them over to the Iraqi government. The U.S. must figure out new ways to provide financial compensation and support to the people whose country and society has been shredded by more than a dozen years of crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions bookended by two devastating wars (Desert Storm, starting in 1991, and the Iraq War, starting in 2003)—while somehow avoiding the further empowerment of corrupt and sectarian political and military leaders.

YEMEN AND SAUDI ARABIA: The ongoing Saudi-led war against Yemen reflects the most deadly front of Saudi Arabia’s competition with Iran for regional hegemony. The United States is providing indirect and direct support, including U.S. Air Force pilots providing in-air refueling so Saudi and UAE warplanes can bomb Yemen more efficiently, and Green Berets fighting alongside Saudi troops on the border, in what the New York Times called “a continuing escalation of America’s secret wars.”

The U.S.-backed Saudi war against Yemen has also created what the UN has declared the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Congress’ first action must be to immediately end all U.S. involvement in the war. Next, Congress must reject all approvals for arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE as long as they continue to bomb and blockade Yemen.

Ending these arms sales may be a serious challenge, given the power of the arms manufacturers’ lobby, Israel’s strong support of Saudi Arabia against Iran and the fact that Saudi Arabia remains the top U.S. arms customer. But recent efforts and relatively close votes in both the House and Senate, while not successful, indicate that challenging the longstanding process of providing the Saudis with whatever weapons they want may be closer to reality than anticipated. The House called the U.S. military involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen “unauthorized.” Reps. Ro Khanna, Marc Pocan and others have introduced numerous House bills in recent months aimed at reducing U.S. arms sales and involvement in the Saudi-led assault. In the Senate, a March resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Yemen war failed by only 11 votes, a much narrower margin than anticipated. Progressive candidates and new members of Congress should support all those efforts, and move further with a call for ending the longstanding U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, especially military sales and support for the Saudi-Israeli partnership against Iran.

A QUICK GLANCE AT SOME OTHER POLICY QUESTIONS

NORTH KOREA: Progressive elected officials will need to support Trump’s diplomatic initiatives, challenging mainstream Democrats willing to abandon diplomacy because Trump supports it (however tactically or temporarily). Progressives will also need to condemn U.S. military provocations that undermine that same diplomacy, and build public and congressional support for the inter-Korean diplomatic moves already underway. That should include pushing for exemptions in the U.S.-imposed sanctions that would allow inter-Korean economic and other initiatives to go forward. Progressives in Congress can also play a major role in supporting people-to-people diplomacy with North Korea, and they can lead the way in replacing the current armistice with a peace treaty finally ending the Korean War.

AFRICA: Across the continent, there is an urgent need to reverse the militarization of foreign policy, including reducing the size, breadth of responsibilities and theater of operations of AFRICOM.  The wide-ranging but unauthorized and largely secretive special operations and other military actions across the continent violate not only international law, but U.S. domestic law as well.

LATIN AMERICA: In Latin America, there is an urgent need for a new anti-interventionist policy, not least to stop the current attempts to take advantage of serious domestic crises in Venezuela, Nicaragua and elsewhere. Progressives will need to challenge the U.S. economic and foreign policies that create refugees from Central America in particular (including the consequences of the U.S. wars of the 1980s), even while fighting to protect those migrants seeking safety in the United States as a result of those earlier policies. Regarding Mexico, Congress needs to fight for a U.S. position in trade negotiations that is not based on economic nationalism, but rather on making sure that Mexican workers and U.S. workers are both equally lifted up. Left policymakers will also have the chance to play a leading role in forging a new relationship with Mexico’s just-elected progressive President Lopez-Obrador. 

All of the areas where U.S. wars are or were underway, as well as places where U.S. economic and climate policies have helped create crises threatening people’s lives, also become areas from which migrants are forced to flee their homes. U.S. policymakers must acknowledge that U.S. policies are direct causes of the refugee crises that exist in and around the war zones and climate crisis zones of the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere—and that the refugees seeking asylum in Europe, and the far fewer trying to come to the United States, are a consequence of those policies. So progressive candidates and policymakers should support massive expansion of funding for these victims of war, including humanitarian support in their home regions and acceptance of far greater numbers of refugees into the United States. They must directly challenge the xenophobic policies of the Trump administration that include the Muslim Ban, the separation of children from their families at the border and the vast reduction in refugees accepted into this country. In Congress, that might include introducing bills to cut funding for ICE or eliminate the institution altogether.

Finally, progressive candidates and elected officials will need to continue to craft policy proposals that recognize what happens when the U.S. wars come home. This requires more voices in Congress challenging the military budget because it’s used to kill people abroad and because the money is needed for jobs, health care and education at home. It means challenging Islamophobia rising across the United States because of how it threatens Muslims in the United States and because it is used to build support for wars against predominantly Muslim countries. It means exposing—on the floor of the House and beyond—the fact that the Muslim bans targeted primarily countries the United States was bombing, sanctioning or stationing soldiers in. And it means being clear that protecting refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants has to include ending the wars that create refugees in the first place.

Certainly, we shouldn’t expect every progressive or even every socialist running for national office to become an instant expert on every complicated piece of U.S. foreign policy. And for those running for state and local office, there may seem to be even less urgency. But we’ve seen how the Poor People’s Campaign, with its inclusion of militarism and the war economy as one of its four central targets (along with racism, poverty and environmental destruction), has demonstrated to all of our movements the importance of—and a model for—including an anti-war focus within multi-issue state and local mobilizations. The Movement for Black Lives has created one of the strongest internationalist and anti-war platforms we’ve seen in years—including calls for cutting the military budget, supporting Palestinian rights, stopping the Global War on Terror and the so-called War on Drugs, ending the militarized U.S. interventions across Africa, and linking U.S. military and economic policies with the rise in Haitian and other—predominantly Black—immigration.

Immigrant rights activists are linking movements for sanctuary (and against ICE) with opposition to the wars that create refugees. Campaignsare underway to reject the training of U.S. police by Israeli police and military forces. Battles are being waged to get local law enforcement agencies to refuse Pentagon offers of weapons and equipment left over from U.S. wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere. These campaigns all play out at the local and state level.

So especially for those running for Congress, but really for all candidates at every political level and venue in this country, there is a clear need for a strong, principled position on at least a few key foreign policy issues. And the key to making that happen still lies with our movements.


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Kwa upande wa Yanga, wao wameonekana ni vinara wa kutoa wachezaji kwa majaribio kama si kuondoka bure.

Edibily Lunyamila, Bakari Malima, Jery Tegete, Dan Mrwanda, Mrisho Ngassa na wengine wengi wote wameonja raha  ya kimataifa wakitokea Yanga lakini si kwa kuuzwa.

Ifuatayo ni orodha ya wachezaji waliotoboa kimataifa kwa  Yanga na Simba, ingawa baadhi thamani zao hazikuweza kupatikana kutokana na ujanjaujanja wa viongozi wa klabu hizo.

Upande wa Yanga ni:-

Shaban Nonda

Anatajwa kuwa mchezaji wa heshima kwa Yanga akiwa ni mchezaji pekee aliyepata mafanikio makubwa katika historia ya klabu hiyo.

Nonda ambaye ni raia wa DR Congo alijiunga na Yanga akitokea Atletico Olympic mwaka 1993, lakini mwaka 1994 Yanga ilimuuza kwa timu ya Vaal Professional ya Afrika Kusini kwa dola 10,000 (zaidi ya Sh milioni 20 kwa kiwango cha sasa).

Mbali na timu hizo, pia Nonda alizitumikia timu kubwa barani Ulaya zikiwemo Blackburn Rovers ya England na Monaco ya Ufaransa.



Said Maulid ‘SMG’

Mwaka 2008, Yanga ilimuuza nyota huyo kwa  Klabu ya Onze Bravos Dos Marquis ya Angola baada ya kuvutiwa na kiwango chake. Waangola hao waliipatia Yanga kitita cha dola 50,000 (zaidi ya milioni 100 kwa sasa)



Nadir Haroub ‘Cannavaro’ 

Mwaka 2009 alipata dili nje ya nchi, baada ya kutolewa kwa mkopo wa malipo ya dola 3,000 (zaidi ya Sh 6,000,000 kwa sasa) katika timu ya Vancouver White Caps ya Canada. Hata hivyo hakudumu sana, kwani baada ya muda mfupi alirejea Bongo.



Simoni Msuva

Huyu ndiye mchezaji wa mwisho wa Yanga kuuzwa nje ya nchi, aliuzwa kwa Klabu ya Difaa Al Jadida ya nchini Morocco kwa dola 150,000 ( zaidi ya Sh milioni 350).

Upande wa Simba idadi ya waliotoboa ni kubwa.



Nteze John ‘Rungu’

Straika huyu mzaliwa wa Kigoma baada ya kuonyesha makeke akiwa na kikosi hicho kwenye michuano ya kitaifa na kimataifa, alifanikiwa kupata dili na kujiunga na timu ya Qwaqwa ya Afrika Kusini ambayo ni Free States kwa sasa, dau lake lilikuwa siri.



Mohamed Mwameja

Katika miaka ya 1990, Simba walikubali kumwachia na kwenda kujiunga na timu ya Jomo Cosmos ya Afrika Kusini.



Hata hivyo akiwa Afrika Kusini, Mwameja alifanikiwa kuuzwa Reading iliyokuwa inashiriki Ligi Kuu England, lakini alikosa kibali cha kufanya kazi nchini humo baada ya uongozi wa Reading kuomba uthibitisho kama kweli ni Mtanzania, hakucheza.



Selemani Matola 

Matola ambaye kwa sasa ni Kocha Mkuu wa Lipuli FC, aliuzwa kwenda Klabu ya Super Sport ya Afrika Kusini kwa kitita cha dola 20,000 (zaidi ya Sh milioni 40 kiwango cha sasa).



Patrick Ochan

Kiungo huyu raia wa Uganda alikuwa mhimili mzuri katika kikosi cha Simba katika miaka nane iliyopita lakini uongozi wa klabu hiyo uliamua kumuuza kwa timu ya TP Mazembe ya DR Congo kwa kitita cha dola 50,000 (Sh Milioni 130 viwango vya sasa).



Haruna Moshi ‘Boban’

Nyota huyu anaichezea African Lyon kwa sasa, Simba iliwahi kumuuza barani Ulaya kwa timu ya Gifle IF ya Sweden kwa dau la dola 50,000 ( Sh milioni 130 kwa sasa).

Mbwana Samatta

Simba ilimuuza kwa TP Mazembe kwa kitita cha dola 100,000 (zaidi ya Sh milioni 260 kwa sasa).

Emmanuel Okwi

Simba pia iliwahi kuumuza Okwi kwa Klabu ya Etoile du Sahel ya Tunisia kwa dola laki tatu (300,000) (zaidi ya Sh milioni 680 kwa sasa).



Mwinyi Kazimoto

Aliuzwa Al Markhya ya Qatar kwa kitita cha dola 50,000 (zaidi ya Sh milioni 130 kwa sasa).



Shomari Kapombe

Aliuzwa AS Cannes ya Ufaransa kwa Euro 30,000,  zaidi ya Sh milioni 75 kwa sasa).

Moses Odhiambo

Alitua APR ya Rwanda kwa dola 50,000 (za Sh 130 kwa sasa),

Victor Costa

Alienda Meritzburg United ya Afrika Kusini. Dau halikutajwa

Henry Joseph

Alisajiliwa na Kongsvinger ya Norway. Naye dau halikutajwa.


Angalizo: Orodha hii haijumuishi wachezaji waliokwenda kwa ajili ya kufanya majaribio, bali waliofanikiwa kuingia mikataba ya timu za nje.






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          Qatar off to a winning start in Chinese Taipei      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Chinthana Wasala I The Peninsula Doha/Taipei: Qatar began their debut campaign in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Men in style with a...
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula DOHA: The Department of Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Sports will celebrate on Sunday the International Youth Day, which fal...
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula DOHA: The new crescent of Dhul Hijjah of 1439 H will appear on 29 Dhul Qa'da (August 11) at 12:59pm, Doha local time, which is the day of s...
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA DOHA: The Ministry of Economy and Commerce, in collaboration with Mannai Trading Company W.L.L, dealer of GMC vehicles in Qatar, has announced the re...
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Raynald C Rivera I The Peninsula DOHA: Embassies of Asean member countries in Qatar look forward to further strengthening partnership and increasing b...
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan, Dr Al Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, received a copy of the credentials of Abdulrahman bin Ali Al K...
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Macau, the world’s gambling hub, will overtake Qatar as the richest place in the world in 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund. GDP per capita in the Chinese territory is forecast to reach US$143,116 in two years, compared with US$139,151...
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El técnico argentino, Ricardo Gareca, anunció su continuidad al frente de la selección peruana con miras a repetir una clasificación al Mundial y llegar a Qatar 2022.


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Este 8 de agosto la Federación de Fútbol de Islandia presentó a su nuevo director técnico Erik Hamrén. El sueco de 61 años será la persona encargada de dirigir al equipo durante la competencia de la Eurocopa 2019 y las eliminatorias Qatar 2022.


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EN LIMA, PERÙ, 09 Agosto, 2018: La pugilista peruana, Linda Lecca, tendrá la oportunidad de alcanzar nuevamente la gloria en el deporte de los puños cuando el próximo 14 de setiembre dispute el título supermosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (WBO) ante la alemana Raja Amasheh.

La WBO decidió darle a Linda Lecca la posibilidad de retar a la campeona alemana, quien en marzo se alzó con la corona al imponerse por decisión unánime a la japonesa Tamao Ozawa.

Lecca volverá a pelear fuera de territorio peruano después de dos años, cuando enfrentó de visita a la venezolana Carolina Álvarez en La Guaira. 

Entonces el triunfo fue para la peruana, quien luego perdería la corona de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB), a manos de la mexicana Maribel Ramírez, en una discutida pelea celebrada el pasado 19 de mayo en el Mall del Sur de Lima.

El combate de Lecca frente a la flamante campeona supermosca de la WBO se celebrará en la ciudad de Karlsruche, provincia de Baden-Wurtemberg, Alemania. Será la primera vez que la peruana afronte una pelea en el continente europeo.

El combate se celebrará apenas cinco días después de que la selección peruana de fútbol enfrente a Alemania en la localidad de Sinsheim, como parte de su preparación para las eliminatorias sudamericanas rumbo la Copa del Mundo de Qatar 2022.

Los números de la alemana Raja Amasheh son buenos, pues a lo largo de su carrera subió 23 veces al cuadrilátero registrando 21 triunfos, cuatro de ellos por nocaut, un empate y una derrota.

Lecca actualmente viene trabajando en tiple horario con su entrenador Carlos Raymundo. En los primeros días de setiembre viajará a Alemania para ultimar su preparación previa a la pelea.

Nota enviada desde Perù por KVG Prensa Deportes

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          बेरोजगार नेपाली कामदार अब यसरी बैदेशिक रोजगारका लागि सित्तैमा जान पाउने      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

पूर्वप्रधानमन्त्री डा. बाबुराम भट्टराईले कतारमा निजी म्यानपावर कम्पनीहरुमार्फत कामदारहरु नपठाउन सुझाव दिएका छन् ।युरोपको भ्रमण सकेर नेपाल फर्केका बाबुरामले यस्तो बताएका हुन् । भट्टराईको स्वदेश फिर्तीपछि नयाँ शक्ति पार्टीले जारी गरेको प्रेस विज्ञप्तिमा भनिएको छ- ‘श्रमिकहरुलाई निजी कम्पनीहरु मार्फत् नपठाई सिधै दुई देशका सरकारबीच सम्झौता गरेर श्रमिकहरु पठाउनु उपयुक्त हुने निष्कर्षमा पुगेको संयोजक भट्टराईले बताए […]

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Neymar lâché par les Qataris alors que Zahavi passe à la caisse aussi longtemps qu'il reste au PSG, vous etes des comiques.
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Rex Tillerson really sucks, but he actually did a great thing here. In the months that followed his departure, press reports strongly suggested that the countries lobbying hardest for Tillerson's removal were Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both of which were frustrated by Tillerson's attempts to mediate and end their blockade of Qatar. One report in the New York Times even suggested that the UAE ambassador to Washington knew that Tillerson would be forced out three months before he was fired in March.
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Dear HR, currently i am in turkey and I would like to be considered to for an interview with your company. I have been living in Netherlands since 1994 and have the Dutch citizenship. Currently I am living living in Qatar since 2007. My experiences which are highlighted on the enclosed CV include work in design & technical civil engineering and Project Engineering and project management in the construction of the factory projects and oil &gas plants included infrastructures works like road works and Reclamation of the lands and pump station and river project and steel structure works. Currently I am working as technical office manager at al asas T & C company. I have work for woqod project in new industrial area for construction of LPG bottling plant I have been working at AL Zelal Al Qataria T & C company as projects manager for Qatar rail project by main contractor ALstom (Ware houses and work shops) Also I have been working in the other positions as a follows; Qatar Venesia storm & Bridge company (operation Manager) for kahrama project DI pipe CONSTRUCTION Manager for Sulaimaniyah-Iraq Steel plant projet with Tefirom construction company (Turkish Company) Head of civil department & project manager for project construction of main factory including civil, steel structure, MEP works in new industrial area with Dopet company. Construction Manager in project EPIC for Desalinated of water network in RasLaffan (Blackcat E & C). Construction Manager in project EPIC for replacement of V-2003 & INST. Air Cooler in Mesaieed (Blackcat E & C) Construction Manager for project LPG bottling plant new industrial area for WOQOD in Doha-Qatar (Dopet). ProjectEngineer in the pumpstation project in Libya (Sirt) for the project the grand industrial river by Metis construction company (Turkish). Designer and Resident engineer for road & infrastructure projects since 1996 within the Engineering Consultant office in The Netherlands where I gained experiences in different area such as Design, Project Management, Cost,Quantities surveying. In Iraq i was working as Project Engineer in the project reclamation of the agriculture lands and the river project . In addition to my work experience in The Netherlands, Libya and Qatar , I worked in Iraq during 8 years as a civil Engineer. I am believe that I possess a unique mix of experience and skills that can definitely help your company in the civil engineering area. Experience, skills, and abilities that I can offer your company include ; 27 years of experience in the civil engineering field in Europe and Middle-East; Responsible of big project (pumpstation, river project, bicycles ways,road-works and maintenance…pls. you find attached CV). Above average communication and issues resolution abilities; Ability to effectively supervise staff and manage an independent budget; Ability to choose the method of construction and the materials: Ability to communicate with staff, and motivate them, to increase productivity Experience working effectively in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment The enclosed resume provides more details on the above, as well as on other experiences, skills, and abilities that I possess. I am very interested in working for your firm. I think that I meet those qualifications and would like to have an opportunity to meet with you to discuss my background. I can be reached at and look forward to hearing from you. Also I can to speak arabic,english,turkish,dutch. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely Ibrahim Wafi Said Tel: 00974-66302567 IMO,Whatsap, Viber 0097450668709 IMO,Whatsap, Viber Turkey mob. 0090-5550171964
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There is too much hue and cry in Bangladesh centering the arrest of a photographer named Shahidul Alam, who also runs a photo gallery in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. This man has grabbed the news headlines in Bangladesh ever since his arrest on sedition and treason charges following his well-planned interview with Qatar-based pro-Islamist ...
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Broidy can't sue Qatar after all
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¿Cuál es la prioridad del Tri, Copa Oro o Qatar? ¿Courtois o Navas, quién debe ser titular? ¿Quién evitará el bicampeonato del Manchester City? Y más.
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EMAIL JOB SEND Email sent successfully. SHARE JOB QC Inspector (Welding/Piping) Full time Diploma in Mechanical / Metallurgical Engineering with AWS-CWI / CSWIP 3.1 Exp : 7 yrs Experience in inspectio...
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          Raging feud between key Gulf allies fans Middle East rumor mill      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Middle Eastern press outlets are buzzing over a rumor that former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stopped a major military operation planned by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against Qatar at the beginning of a regional crisis that erupted between key U.S. Gulf allies last year.

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          Civic ministry launches safe shopping initiative      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)’s Public Relations and Communications Department has launched an awareness campaign at Al Meera Consumer Goods Company - Geant Hypermarket, Hyatt Plaza, on safe shopping.

The initiative was launched on Monday in co-operation with Al Rayyan Municipality in the presence of a number of MME officials and staff.  Members of the Qatari Cultural and Social Centre for the Deaf are also participating in it. The campaign is aimed at enhancing social awareness about safe shopping practices and the rules that should be followed while going to the market. For instance, it is recommended to start a shopping trip by purchasing dry and canned food, and conclude with the purchase of frozen products when needed. 

In all cases, consumers should make sure that the products they are buying are valid and not expired. Meanwhile, the MME’s Public Gardens Department and Al Rayyan Municipality’s Gardens Section, in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Qatar Sports for All Federation have launched an initiative involving daily sports activities, to be held all year round, for women and children at the sports hall of Luqta Park. The timings are from 4pm until 6pm. The initiative will enable women and children visiting the park to gather and practise  sports activities under the supervision of specialised female coaches.

In another development, Al Khor and Al Thakhira Municipality’s Health Control Section conducted a number of inspection tours last month at various food establishments within the municipality to ensure that health and safety standards were strictly followed while dealing with food products. Besides, the section reviewed some other shops to renew their operational licences. The campaign resulted in the issuance of 13 violations of Law No 8 for 1990 on human food control. One cafeteria was closed for violating the law. 

In the meantime, the municipality inspected 1,366 slaughtered sheep and destroyed 18 carcasses for being unfit for human consumption. In addition, daily inspections at the fish market resulted in the destruction of 272kg of fish for not being suitable for human consumption.

source: Gulf Times

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www.Jobz.pk announced Male Security Guards, Male Security Guards Supervisors Want jobs. Male Security Guards, Male Security Guards Supervi... This Overseas job / jobs opportunity is announced in daily Express newspaper of dated 09 August 2018, Thursday for region Qatar Pakistan, located in Qatar Union Trade Test andamp; Technical Center. To see full details of this job and many more visit www.Jobz.pk now.

          Comment on The Unforeseen Consequences Of China’s Insatiable Oil Demand by The Rev Kev      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
No wonder China balked as US demands that they stop importing oil from Iran. That would undercut the entire economy. I guess that this accounts too for the Chinese electrifying their bus fleets and country adding a second oil pipeline from Russia as well as the one to Kazakhstan. I can't see it lasting as we are well past the point of peak-recoverable oil and China's demand is not supposed to peak for another two decades. Considering that the fracking boom in the US will collapse in the not too distant future, you will eventually have two major powers jockeying for the world's remaining oil fields and neither being in a position to back down. The US is already trying to cut Iranian oil exports to zip. What if a future US administration tries to cut Chinese oil <em>imports</em> to near zip? That could get real ugly real fast. The only question then would be whether the flash point would be the South China Sea or the sea lanes to Iran and Qatar.
          Israel and Hamas Reach Cease-fire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gaza/PNN/ Israel and Hamas reached a cease-fire according to a foreign diplomat who said that the cease-fire is not part of a wider agreement being negotiated between the two parties. Local sourcs in Gaza said that Palestinian factions have announced the ceasefire to the mediators in Qatar and Egypt. A senior official in the Gaza …
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Roberto Sensini se postuló para conducir al combinado "tico" de cara a las eliminatorias camino a Qatar 2022
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As Chinese demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) surges amid the coal-to-natural gas switch, companies are looking to secure supplies—and one of the biggest Chinese firms is turning to the world’s biggest LNG exporter, Qatar. PetroChina is in advanced talks with Qatar to buy short-term and long-term LNG supplies, Reuters reports, citing three sources briefed on the discussions. China wants to secure LNG supplies and avoid last winter’s natural gas shortages, when natural gas demand spiked in the coldest months amid the massive…
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Qatar Airways in recent schedule update filed operational aircraft changes for Doha – Lagos route, as the airline scheduled Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner operation from 28OCT18. This route is currently served by Airbus A330 on daily basis.

QR1407 DOH0200 – 1000LOS 788 x246
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          Palestina Jadi Rival Terberat Timnas Indonesia di Asian Games 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Mantan pemain Timnas Indonesia, Ponaryo Astaman, menyebut Palestina sebagai kekuatan utama pada Grup A Asian Games 2018.

"Pesaing terberat Indonesia di Grup A kemungkinan adalah Palestina. Mereka yang terkuat di grup itu," ujar Ponaryo di Jakarta, dilansir Antara.

Pendapat seperti itu bukan tanpa alasan. Palestina merupakan salah satu peserta Piala Asia U-23 2018. Di turnamen tersebut mereka melaju sampai perempat final sebelum ditaklukkan Qatar.

Selain itu, beberapa pemain timnas Palestina juga berlaga di Eropa, di antaranya Mohamed Darwis (Arminia Hannover, Jerman) dan Michel Termanini (AFC Eskilstuna, Swedia).

Palestina juga berpengalaman dan rutin mengikuti Asian Games sejak 2002. Torehan terbaik mereka adalah mencapai 8 besar edisi 2014.

Hadapi Taiwan

Palestina akan coba menunjukkan kualitasnya saat menghadapi Taiwan pada laga pembuka di Stadion Patriot, Jumat (10/8/2018). Peluang mereka berjaya sangat besar karena Taiwan kurang diperhitungkan.

Taiwan gagal lolos ke Piala Asia U-23 karena tidak pernah menang di kualifikasi. Meski pernah meraih medali emas cabor sepak bola Asian Games pada 1954 dan 1958, mereka tidak pernah tampil dengan tim U-23.

Kala pembatasan usia mulai diterapkan mulai Asian Games 2002, Taiwan tidak pernah mengikuti cabor sepak bola lagi sampai sekarang.

Pemain Senior

Minimnya pengalaman anak-anak asuh pelatih Peng Wu Song itu bisa menjadi titik lemah. Apalagi, mereka tidak membawa pemain yang merumput di Liga Inggris bersama Crystal Palace, William Donkin.

Demi meminimalkan kekurangan itu, Peng Wu Song membawa tiga pemain senior yakni penjaga gawang, Wen Chieh Pan, serta dua bek, Ruei Wang dan Ting Yang Chen.

Akan tetapi, Palestina juga memanggil tiga pemain senior. Tidak tanggung-tanggung, mereka memanggil bek sekaligus kapten timnas senior, Abdallatif Albahdari, gelandang Sameh Maraaba dan kiper Rami Hamada.

 

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Wie ist es mit transfer vom Flughafen zum Hotel und zurück?
          Live Streaming Sepak Bola Asian Games 2018: Palestina Vs Taiwan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Palestina akan berhadapan dengan Taiwan pada partai pertama babak penyisihan Grup A cabang olah raga (cabor) sepak bola Asian Games 2018 di Stadion Patriot Candrabhaga, Jumat (10/8/2018).

Pertandingan ini bakal disiarkan secara live streaming di Vidio.com pada pukul 19.00 WIB.

Kedua tim tidak memiliki rekor pertemuan. Sebab, Palestina dan Taiwan belum pernah bentrok di berbagai ajang, termasuk di perhelatan Asian Games.

Dalam lima partai terakhir, Palestina hanya mampu mengukir satu kemenangan. Sisanya, kalah tiga kali dan sekali seri.

Adapun Taiwan lebih parah lagi. Lima partai teraktual, Taiwan sekali memetik kemenangan, dan empat kali menelan kekalahan.

Link Live Streaming

Untuk link live streaming sepak bola Asian Games 2018 antara Palestina Vs Taiwan silakan di sini...

5 Pertandingan Terakhir

Lima pertandingan terakhir Palestina U-23:

10/01/18 Jepang U-23 1 - 0 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

13/01/18 Palestina U-23 1 - 1 Korea Utara U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

16/01/18 Thailand U-23 1 - 5 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

19/01/18 Qatar U-23 3 - 2 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

03/08/18 Vietnam U-23 2 - 1 Palestina U-23 (Laga Persahabatan)

Lima pertandingan terakhir China Taipei U-23:

29/03/15 China Taipei U-23 0 - 4 Australia U-23

31/03/15 China Taipei U-23 3 - 1 Hong Kong U-23

19/07/17 Laos U-23 3 - 1 China Taipei U-23

21/07/17 China Taipei U-23 1 - 7 Korea Utara U-23

23/07/17 China Taipei U-23 0 - 4 Hong Kong U-23

 


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#SabiasQue Singapore Airlines es la mejor aerolínea del 2018, derrocando así a Qatar Airways (ganadora del año 2017, 2015, 2012 y 2011). Esto fue determinado por los premios Skytrax 2018, por medio de una encuesta respondida por 20,3 millones de usuarios de 100 países distintos, y en ella los pasajeros evaluaron diferentes indicadores de acuerdo a su satisfacción con las aerolíneas. El sondeo se realizó entre agosto de 2017 y mayo de 2018 e incluyeron un total de 335 compañías. #Skytrax #SingaporeAirlines #QatarAirways #ranking #aerolinea
          8/10/2018: FRONT PAGE: Hamas: Efforts to achieve truce in ‘advanced stage’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hamas accused Israel on Thursday of seeking to thwart Egyptian and United Nations efforts to achieve a truce in the Gaza Strip. The accusation came as Egypt, the UN and Qatar were working toward ending the latest round of violence between Israel and...
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  Manila, Philippines – Binitbit ng ilang tauhan ng National Bureau of Investigation- International Airport Investigation Unit (NBI-IAIU) ang isang pinay na umano’y iligal na nagre-recruit ng mga Filipino papuntang Qatar. Kinilala ni NBI Director […]
          Live Streaming Sepak Bola Asian Games 2018: Palestina Vs Taiwan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Palestina akan berhadapan dengan Taiwan pada partai pertama babak penyisihan Grup A cabang olah raga (cabor) sepak bola Asian Games 2018 di Stadion Patriot Candrabhaga, Jumat (10/8/2018).

Pertandingan ini bakal disiarkan secara live streaming di Vidio.com pada pukul 19.00 WIB.

Kedua tim tidak memiliki rekor pertemuan. Sebab, Palestina dan Taiwan belum pernah bentrok di berbagai ajang, termasuk di perhelatan Asian Games.

Dalam lima partai terakhir, Palestina hanya mampu mengukir satu kemenangan. Sisanya, kalah tiga kali dan sekali seri.

Adapun Taiwan lebih parah lagi. Lima partai teraktual, Taiwan sekali memetik kemenangan, dan empat kali menelan kekalahan.

Link Live Streaming

Untuk link live streaming sepak bola Asian Games 2018 antara Palestina Vs Taiwan silakan di sini...

5 Pertandingan Terakhir

Lima pertandingan terakhir Palestina U-23:

10/01/18 Jepang U-23 1 - 0 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

13/01/18 Palestina U-23 1 - 1 Korea Utara U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

16/01/18 Thailand U-23 1 - 5 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

19/01/18 Qatar U-23 3 - 2 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

03/08/18 Vietnam U-23 2 - 1 Palestina U-23 (Laga Persahabatan)

Lima pertandingan terakhir China Taipei U-23:

29/03/15 China Taipei U-23 0 - 4 Australia U-23

31/03/15 China Taipei U-23 3 - 1 Hong Kong U-23

19/07/17 Laos U-23 3 - 1 China Taipei U-23

21/07/17 China Taipei U-23 1 - 7 Korea Utara U-23

23/07/17 China Taipei U-23 0 - 4 Hong Kong U-23

 


          8/10/2018: INDUSTRIE & SERVICES: Eutelsat vend un satellite pour 135 millions d’euros      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

L’opérateur de satellites Eutelsat a annoncé la cession de sa part dans le satellite Eutelsat 25B à son copropriétaire qatari, Es’hailSat, pour 135 millions d’euros. L’opérateur estime cette participation non stratégique. Le groupe qui fournit 6.900...
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          8/10/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Judge dismisses Trump supporter’s lawsuit accusing Qatar of hacking      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a prominent Republican fundraiser alleging the Qatari government orchestrated the hacking of his emails, saying the sovereign nation could not be sued for an overseas cyberattack. Elliott Broidy, a...
          8/10/2018: World: Macau to replace Qatar as richest place in the world      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Macau, the world’s gambling hub, will overtake Qatar as the richest place in the world in 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund. GDP per capita in the Chinese territory is forecast to reach US$143,116 in two years, compared with US$139,151...
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Following Monaco's sensational title triumph in 2016-17, normal service was resumed in Ligue 1 last season as Paris Saint-Germain regained their crown by a crushing 13-point margin on the way to another domestic treble Under the scrutiny of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, the 2017 excesses that brought in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to further skew the balance of power have not been possible for PSG this year. Their most significant acquisition for the campaign that gets underway when Marseille host Toulouse on Friday is Thomas Tuchel. The former Borussia Dortmund coach is the high-end tactician the capital club's Qatari owners have craved as they turn their attentions towards the final frontier of Champions League success. For all his undoubted talent, Tuchel has a reputation for falling out with players – something that will make the dynamic between Neymar and other stars fascinating. Could this and a focus on continental affairs see PSG falter? Perhaps. Whether the best of the rest in Ligue 1 will be anywhere nearby to capitalise if and when they do is another question entirely. #TDC2018 First match, first trophy of the season! #ICICESTPARIS  pic.twitter.com/aw3tBWY158 — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) 4 August 2018 Monaco Fabinho's May departure to Liverpool and Thomas Lemar's switch to Atletico Madrid means the remanence of the class of 2016-17 in Monaco are yet more sparse. The shrewd Leonardo Jardim remains at the helm and his club have again dealt in imaginative and intriguing fashion in the transfer market, with prime young talent still the order of the day. Aleksandr Golovin will have to wait for his debut after suffering an ankle injury and it must be hoped experienced marksman Radamel Falcao can enjoy a similarly fruitful understanding with the gifted Russian playmaker as he once did with Bernardo Silva and Lemar. Last weekend's 4-0 Trophee des Champions defeat to PSG made no secret of the gulf that exists between last season's top two. Aleksandr Golovin sustained a right ankle sprain during today's training session. pic.twitter.com/Ei3vv53eaW — AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) 8 August 2018 Lyon The collapse of captain Nabil Fekir's proposed move to Liverpool gave Lyon an unexpected pre-World Cup boost, although head coach Bruno Genesio did not sound overly confident this week when he discussed the prospects of the mercurial forward sticking around. Likewise, Memphis Depay touting himself around after the friendly against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was not entirely helpful. If Fekir and Depay can be retained in tandem, Lyon are likely to remain a formidable proposition on their day. Only PSG managed more than their 87 goals last season and a 78-point haul would have challenged for the title in the days before the present altered Parisian reality. Merci à tous pour vos messages ! pic.twitter.com/ujsCduyikd — Nabil Fekir (@NabilFekir) 18 July 2018 Marseille Marseille's stirring run to a Europa League final on enemy territory in Lyon last season showed how far France's most passionate and volatile club have come under Frank McCourt's ownership and the easy-on-the-eye style of head coach Rudi Garcia. Atletico Madrid's comprehensive 3-0 win in the showpiece demonstrated how far they have left to travel to be a credible challenger to PSG. Florian Thauvin was one of the most devastating wingers in Europe last season and Dimitri Payet can still leave the best beguiled on his day. Last weekend's 5-2 friendly loss at Bournemouth – Marseille were 5-0 down – was utterly abject but not an entirely fair representation of a side beaten only five times in the league last season. What introducing Mario Balotelli to such relative consistency might do is anyone's guess.    @olympiquedemarseille @equipedefrance @famillespoir #10 # #lelitecestnous #NMP-10 #teamboumbam # # A post shared by Dimitri Payet (@payetdimitri27) on Jun 28, 2018 at 12:28am PDT Nice A more yawning chasm than the one between PSG and their nearest rivals came between Marseille and Rennes as 19 points separated fourth and fifth in Ligue 1. Selecting another side primed to shout their way into the Champions League argument is therefore tricky. Nice did just that as they came third in 2016-17, having threatened to turn the title race into a Riviera affair with Monaco. They fell away last time around, finishing a relatively respectable eighth. Lucien Favre's superb work on the south coast secured a move to Borussia Dortmund and there is palpable anticipation surrounding how Patrick Vieira might fare in his first European coaching post. The inevitable early clash with Balotelli, whose long-mooted switch to Marseille is yet to fully materialise, duly arrived and Alassane Plea and Jean Micheal Seri's departure preceded. 
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For once it's not about trade wars... but the alternative is hardly better.

European stocks tumbled most in a month, following Asian shares lower following contagion fears that Turkey’s economic problems will spill over into the euro zone and beyond. The Euro sank, while the safe haven dollar advanced alongside Treasuries, with the 10Y back under 2.90%. The Turkish Lira initially plunged and fell 45 big figures, with the USDTRY hitting a record high of 6.3005, or up more than 11%, before holding below 6.0 for the bulk of the session.

As described earlier the collapse started around midnight EDT when the FT reported that the ECB Single Supervisory Mechanism warned that BBVA, UniCredit and BNP Paribas are particularly exposed to a TRY selloff, and even though it "does not see situation as critical yet", it warned that the risk is that Turkish borrowers may not be hedged against TRY weakness and begin to default on foreign- currency loans.

There is some hope that Turkish President Erdogan's speech at 12 p.m. London time will calm matters but his earlier ad hoc comments did not give much room for optimism. Speaking outside a mosque earlier today, Erdogan told followers “Don’t forget this: if they have got dollars, we have got our people, our right, our Allah."

Commenting on the statement, Bloomberg macro analyst Stephen Kirkland said that it signals he’s sticking to a nationalist message and is uninclined to deliver the hard measures Turkish assets need, which according to some analysts such as ADM's Marc Ostwald include a 500 bps rate hike and an IMF bailout. As a result, option markets are now pricing in a one-in-five chance of USD/TRY reaching 7 per dollar in a month, from about 1% probability yesterday.

For the Turkey watchers, here is today's key sequence of events, all times London:

  • 12.00BST: President Erdogan to speak
  • 12.30BST: Finance Minister Albayrak announces new economic model
  • 14.30BST: President Erdogan to speak again

And as fears of contagion mounted, the EURUSD tumbled to the lowest level in a year, running stops as it broke below the barrier level of 1.15...

... as the DXY spiked to YTD highs amid a broad flight to safety with the USD bid seen across all pairs. The scramble for safety meant that both USTs and bunds rallied however in a more contained manner and the 10Y bund yields were lower by ~3.5bps.

In equities, Europe's Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped with European equity markets selling off steadily as banks underperformed with BBVA, UniCredit and BNP Paribas - the three banks named by the ECB - in focus as all three fall 3.5-4.0%. Mining stocks also weaker as Russia considers a new mining tax of $7.5b, which also weighed on metals across the board.

U.S. equity futures declined alongside shares from Asia to Europe. Asian equity markets were also mostly negative with sentiment subdued. The ASX 200 (-0.1%) and Nikkei 225 (-0.7%) were lower with Australia weighed by weakness in energy stocks, while Tokyo trade failed to benefit from stronger than expected GDP amid a firmer currency. Elsewhere, Shanghai Comp. (-0.1%) and Hang Seng (-0.4%) traded choppy amid a lack of fresh drivers and after the PBoC refrained from operations again for a neutral position for the week.

“We’re going to have the uncertainty about Erdogan and him speaking later today that I think is going to keep the market volatile,” said Peter Chatwell, head of European rates strategy at Mizuho International, in a Bloomberg Television interview. “But probably some of the market reaction we had first thing this morning could start to retrace a bit.”

As has been the case for much of 2018, geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and other countries had set the tone for markets this week, with the latest leg of the lira’s downward spiral triggered by a diplomatic row with America. Earlier in the week, China responded to the Trump administration’s latest trade war volley with additional tariffs of its own.

Elsewhere in FX, via BBG:

  • The pound sank to the lowest since June 2017 against the dollar, and held the losses even after data showed the U.K. economy expanded 0.4% between April and June, in line with the median forecast in a Bloomberg survey
  • Norway’s krone enjoyed support from a better-than-forecast inflation report while Sweden’s krona weakened after price data matched estimates
  • China’s yuan extended its drop, heading for the biggest fall in three weeks
  • The ruble hit a two-year low after the U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia over the March 4 nerve-agent attack on a former double agent in the U.K.

Oil is still set for its 6th weekly loss as the crude complex is being hit by a rising USD, and risk aversion with both WTI and Brent down ~0.8% on the day, and Brent set for a near 2% and WTI looking at a near 3% fall for the week. In the metals complex, gold is down and straddling the USD 1210/oz level, as the rising dollar is hitting the gold market, which is looking at its 5th consecutive weekly fall. Copper has given up gains seen in early trade and is currently down 1.1% as an 11.3% fall in copper inventories seen by ShFE over the past week has not counteracted the USD hitting 13 month highs

Today's economic data include CPI and the monthly budget statement

Market Snapshot

  • S&P 500 futures down 0.4% to 2,842.25
  • STOXX Europe 600 down 0.7% to 387.50
  • German 10Y yield fell 3.7 bps to 0.338%
  • Euro down 0.6% to $1.1453
  • Brent Futures down 0.2% to $71.95/bbl
  • Italian 10Y yield fell 1.6 bps to 2.628%
  • Spanish 10Y yield fell 1.2 bps to 1.382%
  • MXAP down 1% to 165.29
  • MXAPJ down 1% to 536.41
  • Nikkei down 1.3% to 22,298.08
  • Topix down 1.2% to 1,720.16
  • Hang Seng Index down 0.8% to 28,366.62
  • Shanghai Composite up 0.03% to 2,795.31
  • Sensex down 0.3% to 37,921.73
  • Australia S&P/ASX 200 down 0.3% to 6,278.39
  • Kospi down 0.9% to 2,282.79
  • Brent Futures down 0.1% to $71.98/bbl
  • Gold spot down 0.4% to $1,207.93
  • U.S. Dollar Index up 0.6% to 96.09

Top Overnight News

  • European Central Bank’s Single Supervisory Mechanism sees BBVA, UniCredit and BNP Paribas as particularly exposed to the Turkish lira’s plunge, Financial Times reported, citing two people familiar with the matter who it didn’t identify
  • The Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America is among a number of pension and investment funds that hold hard-currency debt issued by Turkish banks, according to Bloomberg data. The lira’s 2018 loss exceeded 30 percent this week as investor confidence in the nation’s economic policies waned
  • The U.K. economy bounced back from its turgid start to the year in the second quarter but the dominant services sector lost momentum toward the end of the period. Gross domestic product increased 0.4 percent between April and June, in line with the median forecast in a Bloomberg survey
  • Fears about global oil supplies have receded after producers pumped more, according to the International Energy Agency, which a month ago warned of a potential shortage
  • Iran is slashing the relative cost of its exports versus OPEC’s No. 1 producer Saudi Arabia at a time when buyers in Asia -- the world’s biggest oil consuming region -- face mounting pressure from the U.S. to halt purchases from the Islamic Republic

Asian equity markets were mostly negative with sentiment subdued after a lacklustre lead from Wall St. where weakness in energy and financials dragged the DJIA and S&P 500, while the Nasdaq just about remained afloat to notch its 8th consecutive gain. ASX 200 (-0.3%) and Nikkei 225 (-1.3%) were lower with Australia weighed by weakness in energy stocks, while Tokyo trade failed to benefit from stronger than expected GDP amid a firmer currency. Elsewhere, Shanghai Comp. (flat) and Hang Seng (-0.8%) traded choppy amid a lack of fresh drivers and after the PBoC refrained from operations again for a neutral position for the week. Finally, 10yr JGBs were higher with demand spurred by losses in riskier assets and with the BoJ also present in the market for nearly JPY 800bln in JGBs. PBoC skipped open market operations and were net neutral for the week vs. last week's CNY 210bln net drain.

Top Asian News

  • Asia’s $184 Billion Debt Wall to Spark Buybacks, Bond Swaps
  • Hong Kong 2Q GDP Drops 0.2% Q/Q; Est. 0.2% Rise
  • HNA Gives Up Bid to Build a Hotel Empire With Radisson Sale
  • Qatar Set to Be Outstripped as World’s Richest Place by Macau

European equities have started the day negative (Euro Stoxx 50 -1.4%) as amid reports the ECB is expressing concerns of a weak TRY on European banks. This is pressuring European banks as a whole (STOXX® Europe 600 Banks (SX7P) -1.7%) as investors are repositioning into safe-haven assets and away from the financial sector, which is the current sector underperformer. BNP Paribas (-3.7%), BBVA (-3.3%) and UniCredit (-3.1%) are bringing up the rear of the Stoxx 600 on the back of high exposure to Turkish assets.

Top European News

  • ECB Concerned About European Banks’ Turkey Exposure, FT Reports
  • Core Inflation Shortfall Fuels Doubt on Riksbank Tightening Plan
  • Lira Plunge Boosts Odds of Turkey Credit Downgrade
  • European Banks Decline as Shares of Turkey-Exposed Lenders Slump

In FX, the highlight was the TRY with almost relentless selling early Friday, to the point of a full-on capital flight at one stage, saw the Lira collapse to new all time lows vs the Usd with vendors and price feeds quoting levels for the pair anywhere between 6.0000-50 in fast, if not frantic market conditions. However, some respite for the Try ahead of and after Turkish current account data that was slightly better than forecast in the event, but the focus now very much on speeches from President Erdogan (midday and 14.30BST), and more importantly the Finance Minister’s new economic model (12.30BST). Usd/Try back under 6.0000, but only just. DXY - The index is just off best levels, but riding high near fresh 2018 peaks around 96.182 and still over the big figure amidst widespread Dollar gains, bar vs the safest of safe-haven currencies, Jpy as the aforementioned Lira and EM meltdown spills over to majors. Technically, 96.512 is next on the radar, assuming no intervention to stop the rout and/or a major upset for the Greenback independently (weak CPI data?). JPY - As noted, the exception to the rule, as Usd/Jpy trades mostly below 111.00 on risk-off positioning and the Jpy is also boosted by stronger than forecast Japanese GDP data overnight. Chart-wise, 110.53 represents nearest support and bids/stops are likely situated around 110.50.

In commodities, oil is set for its 6th weekly loss as the crude complex is being hit by a rising USD, and risk aversion with both WTI and Brent down ~0.8% on the day, and Brent set for a near 2% and WTI looking at a near 3% fall for the week. In the metals complex, gold is down and straddling the USD 1210/oz level, as the rising dollar is hitting the gold market, which is looking at its 5th consecutive weekly fall. Copper has given up gains seen in early trade and is currently down 1.1% as an 11.3% fall in copper inventories seen by ShFE over the past week has not counteracted the USD hitting 13 month highs. Aluminium is also down 0.5% on the day. IEA raise their 2018 oil demand growth forecast by 110k BPD to 1.49mln BPD, and see risks to 2019 oil demand growth from trade disputes and rising prices if supply is constrained.

Looking at the day ahead, the highlight is likely to be the July CPI report in the US. Prior to that we get the preliminary Q2 GDP reports in the UK. June industrial production data is also due out in France and the UK as well as June trade data in the latter. In the evening we'll also get the July monthly budget statement in the US. Gazprom will report earnings.

US Event Calendar

  • 8:30am: US CPI MoM, est. 0.2%, prior 0.1%; CPI Ex Food and Energy MoM, est. 0.2%, prior 0.2%
  • 8:30am: US CPI YoY, est. 2.9%, prior 2.9%; CPI Ex Food and Energy YoY, est. 2.3%, prior 2.3%
  • 8:30am: Real Avg Weekly Earnings YoY, prior 0.2%; Real Avg Hourly Earning YoY, prior 0.0%
  • 2pm: Monthly Budget Statement, est. $76.0b deficit, prior $42.9b deficit

DB's Jim Reid concludes the overnight wrap

Markets are undoubtedly quiet at the moment but there are some big moves still in Turkey and Russia that are preventing everyone from enjoying the summer. Firstly the S&P 500 closed -0.14% after a dip in the last 15 minutes before the bell but the index again traded in a fairly narrow 0.37% range for the day - the 8th lowest this year. Meanwhile the Turkish Lira dropped -5.15% to a fresh record low (YTD -46.2%) and the 13th worst day since 2000. Ankara’s jailing of the America pastor and the associated diplomatic row continues to hurt the country’s assets. Not even the Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak’s office saying that the government would curb sovereign borrowing by reducing the GDP growth target to under 4% from 5.5% had an impact beyond a brief and small intra-daytick up in the Lira. President Erdogan speaks today at 2pm local time so it’ll be interesting to see if anything important comes from that. Meanwhile the Russian Ruble fell -1.72% (YTD -15.7%) to the lowest since April 2016 as the prior night’s US sanctions continued to dampen sentiment. Countries that are in a diplomatic battle with the US at the moment (e.g. China, Turkey and Russia) seems to be suffering in the markets.

The main highlight today is US CPI. DB expects core inflation (0.23% month-over-month) to rebound in July after a few softer monthly prints. According to our team, over the past three months, core CPI has risen at an annualized rate of only 1.74%, well below the year-over-year and 6-month annualized rates which are both near 2.3%. Their forecast is supported by recent firmer readings for alternative inflation gauges and expectations for a rebound in a few categories that have been unusually soft in recent months. A print in line with DB’s forecast would lift the YoY rate for core CPI inflation to 2.32%, which would support the long-standing house call for two more rate hikes this year.

Ahead of this, this morning in Asia, markets are retreating modestly with China’s CSI 300 broadly flat (+0.02%) while the Hang Seng (-0.45%), Nikkei (-0.72%) and Kospi (-0.66%) are all down as we type. Meanwhile futures on the S&P are pointing to a softer start while the Chinese Yuan is resuming its decline (-0.2%). Datawise, the rebound in Japan’s Q2 GDP was stronger than expected at 0.5% qoq (vs. 0.3% expected), leading to an annualised growth of 1.9%. Back to other markets performance from yesterday. In the US, the Nasdaq edged up for the 8th straight day (+0.04%), closing in on matching its prior winning streak of 9 days in late September 17. Meanwhile Tesla fell for the second day (-4.83%) and was down -9.0% from its intraday high a few days back, in part as investors scrutinised the potential to take the company back to private ownership.

Notably, Tesla rose c2% in after hour trading though after CNBC reported that its Board of Directors plans to meet with financial advisers next week to explore taking the company private, although Reuters cited unnamed sources which noted the board has not yet received a detailed financial plan from CEO Musk. So one to watch.

In Europe, the Stoxx 600 reversed earlier losses to close +0.09% as consumers stocks benefited from better than expected results from Adidas (+8.6%) and Cineworld (+10.7%). Across the region, the DAX (+0.34%) and CAC  (+0.01%) nudged higher while the FTSE (-0.45%) gave back some of its gains from the prior day. Over in government bonds, core 10y yields were around 2bp lower (Bunds -2.3bp; Gilts -1.9bp) while treasuries outperformed (-3.4bp), in part following a weaker than expected PPI print (more below). Turning to currencies, the US dollar index firmed 0.43% to a fresh 13 month high while the Euro and Sterling fell -0.71% and -0.45% respectively. In commodities, WTI oil softened further (-0.19%) while precious metals were little changed (Gold -0.12%; Silver +0.11%).

In other news, Business Insider reported that some member states in the EU are ready to allow UK to remain in the single market for goods while opting out of the free movement of people if UK agrees to replicate all environmental, social, and customs rules in addition to those set out in her so-called Chequers proposals. The potential trade-off will apparently be discussed at a special meeting of all 28 leaders in Salzburg next month. It doesn’t seem likely that the EU would be this generous at this stage and after a brief spike GBP largely ignored the story and closed -0.45% and -0.27% lower against the USD and EUR.

Finally turning to the latest central bankers speak. The Fed’s Evans, one of the more dovish Fed members seems to be shifting his tone as he noted that “it would not surprise me…if we make a judgement to move to a somewhat restrictive setting” on rates, which he believes could be roughly 50bp above his 2.75% estimate of neutral rates. Nearer term, he believes “it could be one or two more” rate hikes for the year. Meanwhile he pointed to the economy’s “extremely  strong” performance and he thinks “inflation expectations are going to catch up”. Back in the UK, the outgoing BoE policy maker McCafferty told the Guardian that wage growth might “creep up towards 4 percent-ish” in 2019, in part driven by a labour shortage and he sees “another couple” of rate hikes in the next 18 months to two years.

Before we take a look at today’s calendar, we wrap up with other data releases from yesterday. In the US, the July core PPI (ex food & energy) was 0.1ppt below expectations, coming in at 0.1% mom and 2.7% yoy. The weakness was in   part due to the decline in wholesale prices for apparel (-4.4% mom) and furnishings (-3.2% mom). Meanwhile, our US economists noted the healthcare component – used as an input in the core PCE deflator, was up just +0.03% in July leaving its annual growth rate steady at 1.7% yoy. Elsewhere the final reading for the June wholesale inventories was revised one-tenth higher to 0.1% mom. The weekly initial jobless (213k vs. 220k expected) and continuing claims (1,755k vs. 1,730k expected) remain near historic low levels and continue to reflect robust labour market conditions. Back in the UK, the June RICS housing survey reported that a net 4% of surveyors had seen house price increases over the past three months – up slightly from the June survey.

Looking at the day ahead, the highlight is likely to be the July CPI report in the US. Prior to that we get the preliminary Q2 GDP reports in the UK. June industrial production data is also due out in France and the UK as well as June trade data in the latter. In the evening we'll also get the July monthly budget statement in the US. Gazprom will report earnings.


          Richesse par habitant : le Qatar s'apprête à se faire détrôner par Macao      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
D'ici 2020, le Qatar ne sera plus le pays le plus riche de la planète. Le PIB par habitant le plus élevé du monde sera bientôt à chercher dans le territoire chinois de Macao. Macao et Singapour se ruent vers le haut 124 810 euros par habitant et par an : tel devrait être en 2020 le PIB par habitant dans le territoire chinois de Macao, surtout connu dans le monde entier comme " le paradis des jeux d'argent ", à en croire les prévisions du Fonds Monétaire International (FMI). Le Qatar, numéro 1 actuel, devrait quant à lui afficher une croissance moins rapide : son PIB par habitant devrait s'établir à 121 331 euros d'ici 2020. Globalement, le palmarès des " pays les plus riches d'ici 2020 ", élaboré par Bloomberg sur la base des dernières prévisions du FMI, se lit ainsi : Macao, Qatar, Luxembourg, Singapour, Brunei, Irlande, Norvège, Emirats Arabes Unis, Koweït et Hong Kong. Le PIB de Macao représentera le double de celui de Hong Kong Bien qu'il soit le territoire le plus densément peuplé du monde (650 000 habitants pour une superficie de seulement 30,5 kilomètres carrés), Macao affiche d'année en année un PIB par habitant record. Si celui-ci est si élevé, c'est grâce à ses casinos, Macao étant le seul territoire chinois où les jeux d'argent sont autorisés. Et qui dit casinos dit restaurants et hôtels haut de gamme. Parmi les pays de ce " Top 10 ", celui qui devrait afficher la croissance la plus rapide dans les cinq prochaines années est Singapour. D'ici 2023, son PIB par habitant devrait se compter en six chiffres : 102 486 euros par habitant très précisément. Hong Kong, le voisin le plus proche de Macao géographiquement, devrait quant à lui voir son PIB par habitant à 69 000 euros.
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Roberto Sensini se postuló para conducir al combinado "tico" de cara a las eliminatorias camino a Qatar 2022
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Como es sabido, el balance commercial negativo de Cuba ha existido por decadas y ha sido cubierto parcialmente con prestamos. Durante la epoca del CAME, se hicieron ajustes entre las importaciones y las exportaciones que implicitamente, subsidiaban nuestra economia, ademas de creditos “blandos” con terminos muy generosos, lo cual desaparecio en los 90’s. A partir de ese momento, la economia cubana se tuvo que inserter en los mercados globales, con todo lo que ello ha conllevado y en lo cual no me detendre, pues ha sido analizado por expertos hasta la saciedad. En el caso de Cuba, existe la “complicacion” de estar sujeta a sanciones por parte de Estados Unidos, lo cual restringe su acceso a creditos en condiciones favorables y el ensañamiento de la OFAC y la Reserva Federal contra bancos extranjeros que procesen transacciones con empresas cubanas. Tampoco se puede ignorar el historial previo de cesacion de pagos a un numero de paises, lo cual congelo el credito (y al elevado rating de riesgo-pais) por decadas hasta que recientemente se renegocio la deuda con paises como Mexico, Japon, España y varios paises del Club de Paris. Si bien es cierto que una economia “fuerte” generalmente tiene asociada una moneda “fuerte”, eso no significa necesariamente que esa moneda sea una “divisa” libremente convertible, que como el autor debe saber, son el referente aceptado para el intercambio de bienes y servicios. Me vienen a la mente los dolares de Singapur, Hong Kong o las monedas de los Estados petroleros del Golfo, por no mencionar el yuan entre otras. La inflacion no esta necesariamente asociada la devaluacion de una u otra moneda, tiene mas relacion con el aumento del costo de los productos y en muchos casos, asociado con el precio del petroleo. Aqui entra el costo de producir y transportar alimentos y otros bienes, el costo de la energia y la electricidad, etc. Por otra parte, los Bancos Centrales mantienen un constante monitoreo de la inflacion y en base a eso dictan sus politicas monetarias, manteniendo un control en la emission de papel moneda, pero tambien manipulando las tasas de interes, lo cual puede estimular el consumo y la inversion (si la economia se mueve en un entorno deflacionario) o el ahorro (si la economia esta moviendose en un entorno inflacionario). En realidad, es mucho mas complejo, pues tambien en la toma de estas decisiones se tiene en cuenta el % de desempleo, el balance commercial y la salud de la economia en general entre otros factores. Efectivamente, Cuba tiene una economia pequeña, pero en general todos los paises cuya moneda no es convertible utilizan en sus importaciones y exportaciones el referente contra una “divisa”, que generalmente, es el USD. En el caso que Ud menciona sobre GB, en el parrafo anterior menciono a grandes rasgos como el Banco Central mantiene el monitoreo sobre la inflacion. Aunque es bueno acotar que estas monedas participan en el Mercado internacional y estan sujetas, por ende a fluctuaciones diarias en su valor contra otras, fluctuaciones sobre las cuales estos Bancos Centrales no tienen mucho control y estan dictadas por los mercados cambiarios internacionales, la percepcion de riesgo en un momento determinado o la especulacion pura y dura. Tambien debe considerarse que no por casualidad, los BC emisores de estas monedas estan ubicados en algunas de los principales centros financieros internacionales (Nueva York, Londres, Frankfurt, Zurich, Tokyo, etc). Ciertamente la dependencia de la economia mundial con respecto al USD no es justa, pero podriamos entonces argumentar usar otra (s) divisas o volver (algo poco probable en estos dias) a volver a utilizar el oro o los metales preciosos como contraparte de la fortaleza de una u otra moneda u economia, pero entonces los paises que tienen minas y explotacion de oro o sustanciales reservas de oro en las bovedas de sus Bancos Centrales tendrian ventajas sobre los demas. Asumo que al hablar de un mercado interno fuerte, se refiera a una industria nacional solida, porque un Mercado de 11 millones de consumidores no es particularmente grande, que por demas, tiene un bajo poder adquisitivo. Soñar no cuesta nada, pero yo diria que es poco probable que las importaciones puedan pagarse en pesos cubanos, dada la premisa que el peso cubano no es divisa convertible y carece de convertibilidad mas alla de las fronteras nacionales. Recuerde que hasta principios de los 90’s, el BNC fijaba la tasa de cambio 1 USD = 1CUP, lo cual como es ampliamente conocido, ha distorsionado el funcionamiento de la economia cubana (esto ha sido abordado por muchos trabajos por economistas dentro y fuera de Cuba). Aunque hoy en dia existen varias tasas cambiarias (con lo que eso conlleva), el BC ha optado por seguir tomando el USD como referente (‘pegged”) tal y como han adpotado un numero importante de paises, aunque variando el referente segun la region y las relaciones comerciales (AUD, GBP, EU, etc). La otra opcion es “floating” la moneda, lo cual implicaria el abandono de una tasa cambiaria fija a favor de una libre comercializacion en los mercados cambiarios o bolsas de valores, que dudo mucho que Cuba vaya en esa direccion. Una experiencia con alcance limitada se vio nacionalmente con la apertura de las CADECAS, donde el Estado cubano introdujo algunas medidas para reducir el exceso de circulante de CUP y manipulo artificialmente progresivamente la tasa USD :CUP (reemplazando el USD mas tarde por el CUC). Aunque en cierto momento, la emission de CUC estaba balanceada con las reservas de divisa convertible (USD), esta practica se abandono hace algun tiempo, asi que estrictamente hablando, podria decirse que el el BC habria ademas “devaluado” el CUC. La polemica de importar vs producir local ha estado latente a lo largo de decadas. El gobierno cubano ha favorecido la produccion nacional y la sustitucion de importaciones, lo cual no siempre es factible en nuestras condiciones. En esto tienen que ver muchos factores, entre ellos el tamaño de nuestra industria, la productividad, la eficiencia y por supuesto, los costos de produccion, asignatura esta que como sabemos no siempre se ha mirado y se observa como se debe. Ademas, tengamos en cuenta que en el mundo de hoy, existe una gran industria manufacturera en China contra la cual, dado su economia de escala y el costo de su mano de obra, casi nadie puede competir. En este sentido, nosotros no somos la excepcion ni mucho menos. Y aqui me refiero a su ejemplo de la importacion de ropa que menciona. La masividad de la industria china ha causado un tremendo daño a paises como Colombia y Ecuador, por poner un par de ejemplos, cuyas industrias nacional de confeccion historicamente suministraba el Mercado interno y ademas exportaba. En el caso de Panama, dada su ventajosa politica arancelaria y su exclusiva posicion geografica, tiene una puerta abierta para importaciones baratas. Tenga en cuenta ademas, que a la hora de poner un negocio, ademas de los margenes de rentabilidad, etc, etc, hay tres componentes principales del costo : Mano de obra, materias primas y costo de los servicios. El Segundo es mas o menos el mismo en todo el mundo, pues el costo del algodon o el acero laminado es similar, y la diferencia puede estar dado en el costo del flete, lo tercero de cierta manera depende cuan costoso es el precio del agua, gas o electricidad y lo primero es, en muchos casos, lo mas importante, no solo por los salarios y otras prestaciones que se paguen, tambien entra la disponibilidad local de fuerza de trabajo calificada y con cierto nivel de educacion, etc. Seria deseable no tener que depender del inversionista foraneo para expandir y desarrollar nuestra industria, pero la realidad es que en nuestras condiciones, las opciones de financiamiento de nuestra economia son limitadas. Esto podria, parcialmente cambiarse si se ampliara la participacion de nacionales dentro y fuera de Cuba en inversiones directas en la industria, contando por supuesto con un marco regulatorio de acuerdo a las practicas internacionales y ajustado a leyes balanceadas, una politica fiscal sensible entre otras cosas. Yo pienso que existen muchas oportunidades para industrias donde la innovacion tecnologica y las tecnologias de punta que estan fuera de las ferias comerciales y la cartera de negocios del MINCEX o las prioridades estrategicas del gbierno cubanos sobre todo en industrias emergentes como el reciclaje, la nanotecnologia, entre otras. Ademas, el vicio de la industria cubana durante decadas fue cumplir los planes en valores pero la produccion fisica siempre fue inferior a la demanda y no tenian en cuenta el Mercado (inundaban las tiendas de algunos surtidos con calidad discutible pero no habia manera de encontrarse otros ; igual cumplian el plan en valores y esto era recurrente (y creo que aun lo es) en nuestra prensa nacional) Lo que plantea de dirigir los margenes de ganancia hacia el sector presupuestado, para mi es visto como una limitacion inherente del Sistema empresarial estatal. La empresa estatal tiene limitado poder de decision para reinvertir sus margenes de ganancia, ya sea en modernizar la planta, mejorar las condiciones de trabajo de sus trabajadores o pagarles incentivos y depende de la aprobacion, en ultima instancia, de las directivas y del presupuesto aprobado a nivel ministerial / centralizado. Esto tal vez se haga con la mira puesta en una vision mas integral de la macroconomia pero no pocas veces desconoce e impacta negativamente en el desarrollo de la empresa como unidad productiva y ultimamente, en alcanzar rentabilidad y aumentar su productividad. Si bien es cierto que se han tratado de introducir en diversas epocas ciertos esquemas de estimulacion, a juzgar por los resultados, su alcance ha sido limitado. Volviendo a los margenes de ganancia, al ser una parte de estos utlizados e sectores presupuestados o no productivos o a las arcas del Estado para pagar por envios de petroleo o alimentos, lo cual en no pocos casos, crea tensiones adicionales en el pago a proveedores de estas mismas empresas, deteriorando las relaciones comerciales y en algunos casos comprometiendo futuras producciones. En cuanto al papel del turismo y los servicios en general, en muchos paises desarrollados se ha dado el caso de moverse de un modelo industrial hacia una economia de servicios. No digo que vayan a vivir solamente del turismo sino que es complementario. Pienso en Gran Bretaña, Australia, etc. En las ultimas decadas, centros tradicionalmente industriales como Sheffield o Newcastle (GB) y sus fabricas de produccion de acero han desaparecido. Esto sin duda, significo un serio golpe para dichas comunidades, pero en el transcurso de algunos años mas tarde, estas ciudades se convirtieron en ciudades universitarias y en iman para industrias de tecnologias de punta y/o proveedoras de servicios. Volviendo a la industria en economias fuertes, esto no quiere decir que han cerrado todas sus fabricas, pero a lo largo de las ultima decadas, ha habido un declive en sus industrias manufactureras, entre otros factores, por la creciente presencia y fortaleza de la industria china, las cada vez mas estrictas regulaciones medioambientales que limitan las carga contaminante (en muchos casos las industrias tienen que cerrar porque tendrian que hacer una inversion excesiva para cumplir con los estandares medioambientales), obsolecencia tecnologia o simplemente, pobre competitividad en ciertas areas. Algunas economias se han movido hacia industrias muy especializadas, con alto valor agregado o con unos estandares de calidad que les permite ser lideres de Mercado. Estoy pensando en Airbus, Pfeifer, SKF o algunas marcas automotrices (aunque muchas firmas alemanas tienen plantas en Asia o Sudafrica, por ejemplo). Y contrariamente a lo que Ud plantea del turismo, en muchos paises son ingresos no despreciables. Pongamos los ejemplos de Francia, Italia y España en Europa, pero otros paises, como algunos Estados del Golfo persico (Qatar, Emiratos, etc) han invertido vertiginosamente en infraestructura (modernos aeropuertos, flotas de aviones, centros comerciales, etc) precisamente moviendose en esa direccion.
          Pasok Kuda, Sponsor Baru Asian Games Juga Promosi Piala Dunia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Maskapai Qatar Airways menjadi sponsor baru Asian Games 2018. Dalam kesempatan ini, mereka juga ingin mempromosikan Piala Dunia 2022.

Dalam kesepakatan, Qatar Airways mendapatkan hak sebagai sponsor penuh Asian Games, salah satunya menempatkan papan iklan di dalam stadion sepak bola.

Qatar akan menjadi tuan rumah Piala Dunia empat tahun mendatang. Mereka menjadi negara Timur Tengah pertama yang menyelenggarakan event tersebut.

Kehadiran Qatar Airways sebagai sponsor ditandai penandatanganan kontrak kerja sama dengan Panitia Pelaksana Asian Games 2018 (Inasgoc) di Kantor Wakil Presiden di Jakarta, Kamis (9/8/2018).

Penandatanganan tersebut dilakukan oleh Ketua Inasgoc Erick Thohir dan Duta Besar Qatar Ahmed bin Jassmin Al Hamar, yang disaksikan secara langsung Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla.

Nilai Kontrak

Erick menjelaskan, Qatar Airways mengucurkan dana dalam bentuk uang tunai sebesar enam juta dolar AS atau sekitar Rp 86,5 miliar. Selain itu, maskapai tersebut juga menyediakan armada pesawat dan 40 ekor kuda sebagai sarana transportasi pada pesta olahraga antarbangsa Asia nanti.

"Ini menunjukan masih adanya kepercayaan terhadap penyelenggaraan Asian Games di Indonesia," kata Erick.

Hubungan Erat

Duta Besar Qatar Ahmed bin Jassmin Al Hamar menyampaikan kesepakatan ini menunjukkan hubungan erat kedua negara.

Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla dalam sambutannya berharap dukungan Qatar Airways membantu penyelenggaraan Asian Games 2018, sekaligus semakin mengenalkan maskapai penerbangan tersebut di Kawasan Asia.

 

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          Sepak Bola Asian Games: Live Streaming Palestina Vs Taiwan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Palestina membuka perjalanan di Grup A cabang olah raga (cabor) sepak bola Asian Games 2018 dengan meladeni Taiwan di Stadion Patriot Candrabhaga, Jumat (10/8/2018).

Pertandingan ini bakal disiarkan secara live streaming di Vidio.com pada pukul 19.00 WIB.

Kedua tim tidak memiliki rekor pertemuan. Sebab, Palestina dan Taiwan belum pernah bentrok di berbagai ajang, termasuk di perhelatan Asian Games.

Dalam lima partai terakhir, Palestina hanya mampu mengukir satu kemenangan. Sisanya, kalah tiga kali dan sekali seri.

Adapun Taiwan lebih parah lagi. Lima partai teraktual, Taiwan sekali memetik kemenangan, dan empat kali menelan kekalahan.

Link Live Streaming

Untuk link live streaming sepak bola Asian Games 2018 antara Palestina Vs Taiwan silakan di sini...

5 Laga Terakhir

Lima pertandingan terakhir Palestina U-23:

10/01/18 Jepang U-23 1 - 0 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

13/01/18 Palestina U-23 1 - 1 Korea Utara U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

16/01/18 Thailand U-23 1 - 5 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

19/01/18 Qatar U-23 3 - 2 Palestina U-23 (Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2018)

03/08/18 Vietnam U-23 2 - 1 Palestina U-23 (Laga Persahabatan)

Lima pertandingan terakhir China Taipei U-23:

29/03/15 China Taipei U-23 0 - 4 Australia U-23

31/03/15 China Taipei U-23 3 - 1 Hong Kong U-23

19/07/17 Laos U-23 3 - 1 China Taipei U-23

21/07/17 China Taipei U-23 1 - 7 Korea Utara U-23

23/07/17 China Taipei U-23 0 - 4 Hong Kong U-23


          La strage di bambini nello Yemen: una guerra che si combatte anche con armi made in Italy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Almeno 39 persone, «per lo più bambini» sono state uccise e 51 ferite da un raid aereo saudita che ha colpito uno scuolabus vicino al mercato di Dahyan, a nord di Saada, in Yemen. Secondo la coalizione sunnita a guida saudita questa strage di bambini durante un attacco a un mercato è «Una normale azione militare legittima». E devono pensarla evidentemente così le potenze occidentali che appoggiano ed armano la sanguinosa guerra anti-sciita scatenata dalla monarchie assolute wahabite del Golfo, compresa l’Italia dalla quale nei mesi scorsi sono partiti carichi di bombe che, secondo gli houthi al potere a Sana’a e osservatori indipendenti,  i sauditi sganciano su obiettivi civili e militari

ll Comitato internazionale della Croce Rossa ha confermato che «Dopo un attacco saudita a un autobus che trasportava bambini al mercato di Dahyan, nel nord di Saada, un ospedale supportato dal Cicr ha ricevuto dozzine di morti e feriti». Le autorità sanitarie yemenite dicono che «Numerose persone sono state uccise e ferite, in maggioranza si tratta di bambini di età tra i 10 e  13 anni» che a quanto pare frequentavano un campo estivo.

Il segretario generale dell’Onu António Guterres – che solo qualche settimana fa si era complimentato con l’Arabia Saudita per lo stanziamento a favore di aiuti umanitari allo Yemen che poi i sauditi impediscono di distribuire bombardando porti e città – ha condannato l’attacco aereo della coalizione arabo-sunnita e a chiesto a tutte le parti in conflitto di «rispettare i loro obblighi in virtù del diritto internazionale umanitario, in particolare le regole fondamentali di distinzione, di proporzionalità e di precauzione da prendere durante un attacco».

Dopo aver fatto le condoglianze alle famiglie delle vittime, Guterres ha sottolineato che «Tutte le parti devono vigilare in ogni momento per risparmiare i civili e gli obiettivi civili mentre conducono delle operazioni militari». Poi ha chiesto «Un’inchiesta indipendente e rapida su questo incidente» che in realtà è l’ennesimo crimine di guerra commesso dai sauditi in un Paese che hanno invaso per eliminare con la forza un governo sgradito.

Il primo agosto l’Unicef aveva denunciato tra il disinteresse delle democrazie occidentali che  «Gli attacchi contro le strutture e i servizi civili nello Yemen sono inaccettabili, disumani e violano il diritto bellico fondamentale. Le violenze in corso e i ripetuti bombardamenti contro infrastrutture civili essenziali nella città di Hodeidah rappresentano una minaccia diretta alla sopravvivenza di centinaia di migliaia di bambini e le loro famiglie. Due giorni fa, abbiamo ricevuto notizie di due bombardamenti aerei contro un magazzino che conteneva aiuti umanitari dell'Unicef tra cui kit per l'igiene e sostanze per potabilizzare le scorte idriche. Il 28 luglio scorso, un centro sanitario sostenuto dall'Unicef nel distretto di Zabid era stato colpito con gravi danni alla riserva di carburante della struttura. Il giorno precedente era stata bombardata la stazione idrica del distretto di al-Mina, che fornisce la maggior parte dell'acqua potabile alla città portuale di Hodeidah. Lo Yemen sta già affrontando una grave carenza di acqua potabile, che è causa diretta delle  epidemie in corso di colera e diarrea acquosa acuta. Gli attacchi contro le infrastrutture idriche minacciano gli sforzi per prevenire altre epidemie di colera e diarrea acquosa acuta in Yemen. Continueremo a chiedere a tutte le parti coinvolte nel conflitto di proteggere i civili e le infrastrutture civili. La guerra in Yemen non ha vincitori, sta solamente derubando i bambini yemeniti del loro futuro».

A una settimana di distanza, la direttrice esecutiva dell’Unicef, Henrietta Fore, ha detto: «Sono orripilata par il raid aereo contro dei bambini innocenti, alcuni con addosso gli zainetti dell’Unicef, in un bus scolastico nello Yemen. , Meritxell Relaño, rappresentate dell’Unicef nello Yemen, ha aggiunto: «Quando è troppo è troppo. Gli attacchi contro I bambini sono assolutamente inaccettabili». Attaccare i bambini è la cosa più infima che ognuno di coloro che prende parte a questo conflitto possa fare. Non esiste nessuna giustificazione per attaccare dei bambini».

Secondo l’Unicef, dal 2015. Anno dell’intervento saudita che doveve essere una guerra lampo e che invece si è infranto contro la resistenza degli Houthi, l’insensata guerra settaria e per il petrolio dello Yemen è costata la vita a circa 2.500 bambini e 3,600 sono mutilati dalle bombe e dai proiettili che anche noi forniamo alle ricche monarchie del Golfo per attaccare uno dei Paesi più poveri del mondo.

Anche la Relaño ha fatto appello a tutte le parti belligeranti perché rispettino il diritto internazionale umanitario e risparmino i bambini, i civili e le infrastrutture pubbliche, «Per impedire che lo Yemen sprofondi negli abissi e nella catastrofe umanitaria».

Intanto, dopo l’espulsione dell’ambasciatore canadese da Riyadh, Dennis Horak è scontro diplomatico tra Arabia Saudita e Canada, l’unico Paese occidentale che ha avuto il coraggio di criticare la petro-monarchia saudita per gli arresti degli attivisti per i diritti umani. Infatti, il 3 agosto il ministero degli esteri canadese aveva espresso la sua preoccupazione per l’arresto di alcune attiviste per i diritti delle donne, compresa Samar Badawi, e ne aveva chiesto l’immediato rilascio. Il ministro degli esteri saudita, Adel al Jubeir, ha risposto che «Riyadh reagirà fermamente» a qualsiasi interferenza nei suoi affari interni» che detto da un Paese che sta conducendo una guerra di invasione/conquista nello Yemen e ha decretato un embargo contro il Qatar colpevole di non pensarla come i monarchi sauditi, suonerebbe ridicolo se non fosse tragico.

Ma per al Jubeir «La sorprendente posizione canadese si basa su informazioni fuorvianti». La compagnia aerea saudita ha annunciato che sospenderà i voli con il Canada dal 13 agosto  (costringendo così a tornare precipitosamente in patria i 7.000 giovani sauditi che studiano in Canada) e sono stati  congelati gli scambi commerciali tra i due Paesi.

La ministro degli esteri canadese, Chrystia Freeland, ha ribattuto: «Il Canada sarà sempre a difesa dei diritti umani, inclusi i diritti delle donne e della libertà di espressione in tutto il mondo».

Ma quel che preoccupa di più i canadesi è la foto minacciosa, pubblicato da alcuni social media sauditi e subito rimossa. Si tratta di un’infografica in arabo, inglese e francese che n mostrava un aereo a bassissima quota diretto verso la CN Tower di Toronto,il simbolo  della città cnadese come le torri gemelle lo erano di New York. Sotto due avvertimenti: «Chi semina vento raccoglie tempesta» e «Chi interferisce in affari che non sono suoi poi trova cose che non gli piacciono». Ai canadesi è venuto subito a mente l’11 settembre, gli attentati aerei perpetrati da terroristi islamisti di Al Qaeda che erano quasi tutti sauditi.

Ecco, questi sono i nostri alleati ai quali vendiamo armi per combattere il terrorismo islamico…

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          N.J.'s Bob Menendez is top foreign relations Democrat in Senate. His campaign chief is a lobbyist for Qatar.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Should Sen. Bob Menendez win reelection in November and Democrats take control of the Senate, the senator would be poised to chair the Foreign Relations Committee - potentially boosting Soliman's value as a lobbyist.
          Book Cheap Flights from Sharm el Sheikh to Doha      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Doha boasts of many historic and modern attractions such as Katara Mosque, the Golden Mosque, Kassem Darwish Fakhroo Islamic, Qatar National Museum, Desert Safari, the Corniche, the Museum of Islamic Art and State Grand Mosque.

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           FIFA bans African official Bwalya over payments from Qatari       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FIFA has banned African official Kalusha Bwalya for two years over a payment from disgraced former Asian soccer leader Mohammed bin Hammam
          ASIA/SIRIA - Riapre il monastero di Santa Tekla a Maalula      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Maalula - Il monastero ortodosso di Santa Tekla, nella cittadina siriana di Maalula, sarà presto di nuovo aperto anche alle visite di pellegrini e turisti. Sono infatti ormai quasi ultimati i lavori di ricostruzione e restauro che hanno provato a risanare per quanto possibile i gravi danni inferti al luogo di culto nel periodo in cui, tra il settembre 2013 e il marzo 2014, il villaggio rupestre di Maalula era stato conquistato dalle milizie della galassia islamista anti-Assad, in una delle fasi più intense del conflitto siriano.
Come riferito dall'Agenzia Fides un contributo importante alla ricostruzione di Santa Tekla è arrivato dall'Associazione dei veterani russi “Boevoe Bratstvo” . Media russi rigeriscono che le suore hanno già fatto ritorno monastero, ormai tornato agibile al 90%, e che i lavori di ricostruzione e restauro verranno completati nelle prossime settimane.
Maalula, 55 km a nord est di Damasco, nota in tutto il mondo per essere uno dei posti in cui si parla ancora l'aramaico, la lingua di Gesù, ospita sia il monastero di Santa Tekla che il santuario dedicato ai santi Sergio e Bacco, che fa capo alla Chiesa cattolica greco-melkita. Il 3 dicembre 2013, 13 suore greco-ortodosse di Santa Tekla erano state prelevate dal monastero, insieme a tre loro collaboratrici. Il sequestro si concluse felicemente domenica 9 marzo 2014, quando le suore e le tre dipendenti furono liberate in territorio libanese. La liberazione avvenne anche grazie alla mediazione degli apparati d'intelligence libanesi e del Qatar, e ebbe come contropartita il rilascio di 153 donne incarcerate nelle prigioni siriane. .
          UAE plans oil pipeline from Ethiopia to Eritrea in latest Horn of Africa move      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia, the latest sign of the Gulf states increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa.The pipeline will run from Eritreas port city of Assab to Ethiopias capital Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian official said.Landlocked Ethiopia began extracting crude oil on a test basis from reserves in the countrys southeast in June and will need access through Eritrea in order to export it.Ethiopian broadcaster Fana first reported the pipeline plan earlier on Friday following a meeting in Addis Ababa between Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Reem Al Hashimy, the UAEs minister of state for international cooperation.The UAE played a behind-the-scenes role in helping Ethiopia and Eritrea end a two-decade state of war last month, Reuters reported this week.Hashimy, who last month publicly referred to herself as the UAEs policy lead on sub-Saharan Africa, said after meeting Abiy that the UAE is keen to exploit investment opportunities in Ethiopia, a country of 100 million people with the fastest growing economy in Africa, Fana reported.Abiys chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, told Reuters that the talks were largely on investment in industries, agriculture, real estate, (the) oil pipeline, (and) resorts.Most are under study, Fitsum said in a text message.REGIONAL RIVALRYThe UAE is also driven by a fear that rivals such as Iran or Qatar could gain a foothold. Both Qatar and Turkey are strong supporters of Somalias government. Earlier this year ties frayed between Mogadishu and Abu Dhabi and the two countries ended a UAE military training programme in Somalia.Abu Dhabi has a military base in Assab which it uses in its military campaign in the war in Yemen, located just across the Red Sea.Saudi Arabias Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday and met with Abiy, although there were no detailed announcements from the meeting.Last month, Reuters reported that Ethiopia had asked Saudi Arabia for a years supply of fuel with payment delayed for 12 months to ease severe foreign currency shortages.Eritreas foreign minister and a close adviser to President Isaias Afkwerki arrived in Ethiopia on Friday to discuss progress on implementing the agreement they signed last month.The rapprochement ended Africas longest major military stalemate and holds great potential for both economies, which were held back by the no war, no peace status quo.Though the two countries have re-opened embassies in each others capital and resumed flights, details ranging from border demarcation to war reparations have not been worked out. REUTERS RHK PS 1645
          Ryad vs Ottawa : Presque tous les Etats arabes solidaires avec les Saoudiens sauf le Maroc      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Presque tous les pays de la Ligue arabe sont solidaires avec l’Arabie saoudite dans sa crise avec le Canada à l’exception du Qatar et du Maroc. Cette exception ne fait pas, pour autant, de Doha et de Rabat deux havres du respect des droits de l’Homme.
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          Shawcor Ltd. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  • Second quarter 2018 revenue was $358 million, an increase of 2% from the $351 million reported in the first quarter of 2018 and 7% lower than the $384 million reported in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 in the second quarter of 2018 was $37 million, an increase of 6% from the $35 million reported in the first quarter of 2018 and 30%
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  • Second quarter 2018 revenue was $358 million, an increase of 2% from the $351 million reported in the first quarter of 2018 and 7% lower than the $384 million reported in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 in the second quarter of 2018 was $37 million, an increase of 6% from the $35 million reported in the first quarter of 2018 and 30% lower compared to $53 million reported in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Net income (attributable to shareholders of the Company) in the second quarter of 2018 was $9.9 million (or earnings per share of $0.14 diluted) compared with net income of $5.2 million (or $0.07 per share diluted) in the first quarter of 2018 and a net income of $15.9 million (or $0.23 per share diluted) in the second quarter of 2017.
  • The Company’s order backlog was $447 million at June 30, 2018, down compared to the backlog at March 31, 2018 of $459 million.

TORONTO, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mr. Steve Orr, Chief Executive Officer of Shawcor Ltd. (TSX:SCL), remarked, “Second quarter revenue and Adjusted EBITDA1 were as expected and in line with what we delivered in the first quarter of 2018. The solid EBITDA1 performance was supported by our expanded portfolio that more than offset the negative impact of lower activity in late cycle international pipe coating projects.”

Mr. Orr added “We continue to gain confidence that 2018 will be a pivotal year where growth in future earnings will be enabled by both a growing diversified base business and strengthening in our project backlog. Underpinning this confidence is the current demand for the Company’s products and services in North America and the strong indication that the international and offshore markets are at an inflection point. This confidence in our market position, supported by long-term industry fundamentals, allows us to continue executing our growth strategy.”

1 EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are Non-GAAP measures and do not have standardized meanings under GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures provided by other companies. See Section 6.0 – Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures for further details and a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

     
Selected Financial Highlights    
     
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts and percentages) Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2018  2017(c)  2018  2017(c) 
         
Revenue$357,887 $383,571 $708,406 $743,631 
         
Gross profit  115,105  143,836  231,891  273,825 
Gross profit % 32.2% 37.5% 32.7% 36.8%
         
Adjusted EBITDA(a) 37,291  53,129  72,359  96,353 
         
 Income from Operations 15,682  28,023  27,119  54,161 
         
Net Income for the period(b)$9,914 $15,877 $15,124 $31,270 
         
Earnings per share:        
Basic$0.14 $0.23 $0.22 $0.45 
Fully diluted$0.14 $0.23 $0.22 $0.45 

(a) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure calculated by adding back to net income the sum of net finance costs, income taxes, amortization of property, plant, equipment and intangible assets, gains from sale of land, arbitration awards outside of the normal course of business, cost associated with repayment and modification of long-term debt and impairment of assets. Adjusted EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and is not necessarily comparable to similar measures provided by other companies. See Section 6.0 – Reconciliation of Non GAAP Measures.
(b) Attributable to shareholders of the Company.
(c) Restated due to the adoption of IFRS 15 that became effective as at January 1, 2018, but was implemented retrospectively to January 1, 2017.

1.0              KEY DEVELOPMENTS

Flexpipe Capacity Expansion in the Middle East

On May 2, 2018, the Company announced that its Flexpipe Systems division had entered into a majority ownership joint venture with a local pipe installation company with the intent to set up a manufacturing facility in the Middle East. The total value of the joint venture’s investment is expected to exceed USD$20 million and the facility is expected to primarily serve the Middle Eastern, North African and Asia-Pacific markets. This facility is expected to increase Flexpipe’s global production capacity of existing spoolable composite product by 30%, with flexibility to extend to a larger diameter range. First shipments from this new facility are expected by the end of 2019.

1.1              OUTLOOK

Shawcor’s financial performance is closely correlated with oil and gas infrastructure spending and the resultant demand for the Company’s products and services. The Company believes the positive momentum in oil and gas markets established toward the end of 2017 will continue throughout 2018 and allow it to deliver positive performance on its base business in 2018, particularly in North America. The second quarter of 2018 was another solid performance with Adjusted EBITDA1 in line with expectations. Although the current level is lower than the prior year second quarter due to the absence of large project activity, it does demonstrate that the actions taken to diversify the portfolio before the downturn are gaining traction and have resulted in the emergence of a base level of business which is heavily influenced by the strong activity in North America. Due to its expanded base business and improved asset utilization from increased capital spending, the Company continues to expect that the full year Adjusted EBITDA1 results will be at a similar level as the annualized results in the fourth quarter of 2016, although short term quarterly performance in the near term may be impacted by temporary factors. These factors include higher costs from logistics partners, the reactivations of manufacturing plants to secure work or enable technology capabilities, upfront investment in the pursuit of multiple large projects (greater than $100 million in revenue) and staffing challenges in the field services portion of the base business as it scales up to meet increased demand.

The level of capital spending in the industry continues to be forecasted higher as operators have begun to commit capital to projects that address reservoir depletion and maintain production supply. Similar to others in the industry, the Company is seeing resumed activity in the international and offshore markets which is reflected in the increased number of bids that it currently has outstanding. This is an important driver of demand for the Company’s products and services across all of the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment, which in turn will support better utilization of its assets. The Company remains well positioned to capitalize on this continuing positive trend in project activity through its global footprint, technology portfolio and execution history.

During the second quarter of 2018, the Company continued its strategic positioning efforts in pursuit of several large projects. These large projects (characterized as greater than $100 million revenue for the Company) are not directly linked to oil and gas commodity prices as they involve energy security or reservoir access considerations. Although there were no large project wins announced in the second quarter, advancements have been made in the quarter to position the Company as the partner of choice on the second phase of a large multi-phased project, if it is sanctioned. The Company continues to believe that there is a strong likelihood that several large projects will be sanctioned and secured in the current year for commencement beyond 2018.

With increasing confidence that the investment in international projects will be sanctioned along with continued strengthening of our base business and strong balance sheet, Shawcor is continuing its growth strategy which involves both organic and inorganic initiatives. Organically, the Company is continuing to expand its material science technology in composites to capitalize on the growth trend in conversion from steel in oilfield pipeline infrastructure. In addition, organic investments include the deployment of next generation radiography and ultrasonic inspection devices in our integrity management business and capacity additions in our Petrochemical and Industrial segment to strengthen its position in the global automotive market. Inorganically, Shawcor continues to evaluate opportunities to acquire businesses that have a stable earnings profile and/or can expand Shawcor’s existing reach in material science, digital enablement and sensors technology. 

Further detail on the outlook for the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment by region and in the Petrochemical and Industrial segment is set out below.

1 EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are Non-GAAP measures and do not have standardized meanings under GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures provided by other companies. See Section 6.0 – Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures for further details and a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

Pipeline and Pipe Services Segment - North America

Market demand in Shawcor’s North American Pipeline segment businesses is closely tied to well completion activity in North America which drives the demand for small diameter pipe coating and joint protection, composite pipe for gathering line applications, OCTG pipe inspection and refurbishment and gathering line girth weld inspection. It is expected that North American land activity will continue the current growth trend in rig counts and wells completed, particularly in the United States. In recent years, the Company has considerably expanded its addressable market through the multiple brands in our portfolio and this positive trend will support strong demand for the Company’s products and services throughout 2018. The Company is also experiencing increasing demand for its pipe coating capabilities from increased activity in the Gulf of Mexico as well as larger diameter onshore transmission line projects, which is improving the utilization of our U.S. based coating facilities. 

Pipeline and Pipe Services Segment - Latin America

The Company is expecting lower revenues in Latin America for the remainder of 2018 after the substantial completion of coating work in 2017 on the Sur de Texas – Tuxpan project and the related load out in the first half of 2018. On the positive side, the Company is experiencing increased activity on smaller projects throughout Latin America which will improve plant utilization throughout 2018. In addition, the Company is currently reactivating facilities in Mexico and Brazil for expected continued activity in the Gulf of Mexico and smaller offshore Brazilian projects already awarded.

Pipeline and Pipe Services Segment – Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia ("EMAR")

Shawcor’s EMAR Pipeline segment region continues to be negatively impacted by reduced capital spending by national and international companies. The Company expects to commence work in the second half of 2018 on a recently awarded contract to provide anti-corrosion and concrete weight coatings related to an offshore pipeline located in Qatar. In addition, the region is benefiting in 2018 from the increasing acceptance of its Composite products in the Middle East and the execution of secured work in 2018 on both the TurkStream and Nord Stream 2 pipeline projects related to girth weld inspection, pipeline joint protection and pipe end preservation.

Pipeline and Pipe Services Segment - Asia Pacific

The region’s project activity over the near term will continue to be depressed due to the lack of offshore project investments. The Company’s activity will be limited largely to the PTT 5th Transmission pipeline project which commenced in the fourth quarter of 2017 and remains on schedule for completion in early 2019. Beyond 2018, the region continues to show signs of recovery with strong bid and budgetary activity related to the development of gas reservoirs.

Petrochemical and Industrial Segment

Shawcor’s Petrochemical and Industrial segment businesses continue to deliver solid revenue and operating income based on stable demand in the Global automotive market and European and North American industrial markets. These markets generally follow GDP activity. The growth trend is expected to continue in 2018 with increased infrastructure spending and as new capacity for sealing and insulation products enters production and relieves capacity constraints. The Company also expects growth in the application equipment business with new orders procured from Tier I Automotive wire harness suppliers for the Company’s proprietary designs. In addition, demand for wire and cable products continues to be driven by projects related to nuclear refurbishment programs in Canada and several Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects.

Order Backlog

The Company’s order backlog consists of firm customer orders only and represents the revenue the Company expects to realize on booked orders over the succeeding twelve months. The Company reports the twelve month billable backlog because it provides a leading indicator of significant changes in consolidated revenue. The order backlog of $447 million as at June 30, 2018 was slightly below the $459 million order backlog as at March 31, 2018. The small decrease reflects revenue generated in the quarter from backlog orders which was almost entirely offset by new orders on the base business and other project wins moving from bid to backlog. 

In addition to the backlog, the Company closely monitors its bidding activity and the value of outstanding firm bids is currently still in excess of $1 billion, consistent with the first quarter of 2018, despite project wins moving to backlog in the quarter. The Company is also working with customers on a number of projects and has provided budgetary estimates in aggregate values of approximately $1.6 billion, higher than the budgetary estimates provided to customers by the end of the first quarter of 2018. Although the timing of these projects remains uncertain, the Company’s bid and budgetary figures represent a diverse portfolio of opportunities to sustain and build the backlog through 2018 and beyond.

2.0              CONSOLIDATED INFORMATION AND RESULTS FROM OPERATIONS

2.1  Revenue

The following table sets forth revenue by reportable operating segment for the following periods:

    
  Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
(in thousands of Canadian dollars) June 30,
2018
  March 31,
2018
  June 30,
2017(b)
  June 30,
2018
  June 30,
2017(b)
 
Pipeline and Pipe Services$303,659 $299,966 $334,702 $603,625 $644,064 
Petrochemical and Industrial 54,612  51,007  49,078  105,619  100,445 
Elimination(a) (384) (454) (209) (838) (878)
Consolidated revenue$357,887 $350,519 $383,571 $708,406 $743,631 

(a) Represents the elimination of the inter-segment sales between the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment and the Petrochemical and Industrial segment.
(b) Restated due to the adoption of IFRS 15 that became effective as at January 1, 2018, but was implemented retrospectively to January 1, 2017.

Second Quarter 2018 versus First Quarter 2018

Consolidated revenue increased 2%, or $7.4 million, from $350.5 million during the first quarter of 2018 to $357.9 million during the second quarter of 2018, due to increases of $3.7 million in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment and $3.6 million in the Petrochemical and Industrial segment.

Revenue increased by 1% in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment, or $3.7 million, from $300.0 million in the first quarter of 2018 to $303.7 million in the second quarter of 2018, due to higher activity levels in North America, partially offset by lower volumes in the EMAR, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions. See Section 3.1 – Pipeline and Pipe Services Segment for additional disclosure with respect to the change in revenue in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment.

In the Petrochemical and Industrial segment, revenue was higher by $3.6 million, or 7%, in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the first quarter of 2018, primarily due to higher activity levels in North America. See Section 3.2 – Petrochemical and Industrial Segment for additional disclosure with respect to the change in revenue in the Petrochemical and Industrial segment.

Second Quarter 2018 versus Second Quarter 2017

Consolidated revenue decreased by $25.7 million, or 7%, from $383.6 million during the second quarter of 2017, to $357.9 million during the second quarter of 2018, reflecting a $31.0 million revenue decrease in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment, primarily due to lower large project activity in Latin America, partially offset by a $5.5 million revenue increase in the Petrochemical and Industrial segment.

In the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment, revenue in the second quarter of 2018 was $303.7 million, or 9% lower than in the second quarter of 2017, due to decreased activity levels in Latin America, EMAR and Asia Pacific, partially offset by higher revenue levels in North America. See Section 3.1 – Pipeline and Pipe Services Segment for additional disclosure with respect to the change in revenue in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment.

In the Petrochemical and Industrial segment, revenue was $5.5 million higher during the second quarter of 2018, compared to $49.1 million in the second quarter of 2017, due to increased activity levels in North America and EMAR, partially offset by lower revenue in Asia Pacific. See Section 3.2 – Petrochemical and Industrial Segment for additional disclosure with respect to the change in revenue in the Petrochemical and Industrial segment.

Six Months ended June 30, 2018 versus Six Months ended June 30, 2017

Consolidated revenue decreased by $35.2 million, or 5%, from $743.6 million for the six month period ended June 30, 2017 to $708.4 million for the six month period ended June 30, 2018, reflecting a decrease of $40.4 million, or 6%, in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment, primarily due to lower large project activity in Latin America, partially offset by a $5.2 million, or 5%, increase in revenue in the Petrochemical and Industrial segment.

Revenue for the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment during the first half of 2018 was $603.6 million, or $40.4 million lower than in the comparable period in 2017, due to lower activity levels in Latin America, Asia Pacific and EMAR, partially offset by higher revenue in the North American region. See Section 3.1 – Pipeline and Pipe Services Segment for additional disclosure with respect to the change in revenue in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment.

Revenue for the Petrochemical and Industrial segment increased by $5.2 million in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, due to higher activity levels in EMAR and North America, partially offset by lower revenue in Asia Pacific. See Section 3.2 – Petrochemical and Industrial Segment for additional disclosure with respect to the change in revenue in the Petrochemical and Industrial segment.

2.2  Income from Operations ("Operating Income")

The following table sets forth operating income and operating margin for the following periods:

    
  Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except percentages) June 30,
2018
  March 31,
2018
  June 30,
2017(b)
  June 30,
2018
  June 30,
2017(b)
 
Operating income$15,682 $11,437 $28,023 $27,119 $54,161 
Operating margin(a) 4.4% 3.3% 7.3% 3.8% 7.3%

(a) Operating margin is defined as operating income divided by revenue and is a non-GAAP measure. Non-GAAP measures do not have standardized meanings under GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures provided by other companies. See Section 6.0 – Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures.
(b) Restated due to the adoption of IFRS 15 that became effective as at January 1, 2018, but was implemented retrospectively to January 1, 2017.

Second Quarter 2018 versus First Quarter 2018

Operating income increased by $4.2 million, from $11.4 million during the first quarter of 2018 to $15.7 million in the second quarter of 2018. Operating income was positively impacted by a $4.9 million increase in net foreign exchange gains and a $2.4 million decrease in amortization of property, plant, equipment and intangible assets. This was partially offset by a $1.7 million decrease in gross profit and a $1.2 million increase in selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses.

The decrease in gross profit resulted from a 1.2 percentage point decrease in the gross margin from the first quarter of 2018, partially offset by a $7.4 million increase in revenue, as explained above. The decrease in the gross margin percentage was primarily due to product and project mix, partially offset by higher facility utilization and increased absorption of manufacturing overheads.

SG&A expenses increased by $1.2 million, from $79.3 million in the first quarter of 2018 to $80.6 million in the second quarter of 2018, primarily due to increases of $1.8 million in bad debts expense and $0.4 million in compensation and other personnel related costs, partially offset by a decrease of $1.0 million in equipment, building and other costs.

Second Quarter 2018 versus Second Quarter 2017

Operating income decreased by $12.3 million, from $28.0 million in the second quarter of 2017 to $15.7 million during the second quarter of 2018. Operating income was negatively impacted by a decrease in gross profit of $28.7 million and a $1.1 million increase in research and development expenses. This was partially offset by decreases of $4.7 million in amortization of property, plant, equipment and intangible assets and $5.1 million in SG&A expenses and a $7.9 million increase in net foreign exchange gains.

The decrease in gross profit resulted from the lower revenue, as explained above, and a 5.3 percentage point decrease in the gross margin from the second quarter of 2017. The decrease in the gross margin percentage was primarily due to lower large project activity in Latin America, partially offset by higher facility utilization and increased absorption of manufacturing overheads, particularly in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment.

SG&A expenses in the second quarter of 2018 decreased by $5.1 million compared to the second quarter of 2017, primarily due to an $8.0 million decrease in compensation and other personnel related costs, where the prior year period included an increase in government mandated employee profit sharing on large project activity in Latin America, and a $0.7 million decrease in rental and building costs, partially offset by increases of $1.8 million in provision for bad debts and $1.8 million in equipment and other costs. 

Six Months ended June 30, 2018 versus Six Months ended June 30, 2017

Operating income decreased by $27.0 million, from $54.2 million in the six month period ended June 30, 2017, to $27.1 million in the six month period ended June 30, 2018. Operating income was negatively impacted by a year-over-year decrease in gross profit of $41.9 million and a $0.5 million increase in research and development expenses. This was partially offset by decreases of $4.8 million in SG&A expenses and $0.8 million in amortization of property, plant, equipment and intangible assets and a $10.2 million increase in net foreign exchange gains. 

The decrease in gross profit resulted from the lower revenue, as explained above, and a 4.1 percentage point decrease in the gross margin from the prior year. The decrease in the gross margin percentage was primarily due to lower large project activity in Latin America, partially offset by higher facility utilization and increased absorption of manufacturing overheads, particularly in the Pipeline and Pipe Services segment.

SG&A expenses decreased by $4.8 million in the first six months of 2018 compared to the comparable period in 2017, primarily due to a $11.2 million decrease in compensation and other personnel related costs, where the prior year period included an increase in government mandated employee profit sharing on large project activity in Latin America, partially offset by an $1.8 million increase in provision for bad debts and a $4.6 million increase in rental, building, equipment and other costs. 

2.3  Finance Costs, net

The following table sets forth the components of finance costs, net for the following periods:

    
  Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
(in thousands of Canadian dollars) June 30,
2018
  March 31,
2018
  June 30,
2017
  June 30,
2018
  June 30,
2017
 
Interest income$(789)$(841)$(733)$(1,630)$
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          ASIA/SIRIA - Reabre el monasterio de Santa Tecla en Maalula      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Maalula – Dentro de poco abrirá sus puertas de nuevo el monasterio ortodoxo de Santa Tecla, en la ciudad siria de Maalula. Prácticamente se han finalizado ya los trabajos de reconstrucción y restauración que han procurado limpiar lo más posible el grave daño provocado a este lugar de culto en el periodo comprendido entre septiembre de 2013 y marzo de 2014, cuando el pueblo Maalula estuvo ocupado por extremistas islámicos anti-Assad durante una de las fases más intensas del conflicto sirio.

Como recogió la Agencia Fides la Asociación de veteranos rusos “Boevoe Bratstvo” destinó una importante contribución a la reconstrucción de Santa Tecla. Los medios de comunicación rusos aseguran que las monjas ya hayan regresado al monasterio, reconstruido al 90%, y que las tareas de restauración se completarán en las próximas semanas.

Maalula, a 55 kilómetros al noreste de Damasco, es conocida en todo el mundo como uno de los lugares donde aún se habla arameo, el idioma de Jesús. Alberga el monasterio de Santa Tecla y el santuario dedicado a los santos Sergio y Baco. El 3 de diciembre de 2013, 13 monjas ortodoxas griegas de Santa Tecla fueron raptadas en el monasterio junto a tres de sus colaboradores. El secuestro terminó el domingo 9 de marzo de 2014, cuando las hermanas y los tres empleados fueron liberados en territorio libanés. Un final feliz que también se debió a la mediación del aparato de inteligencia libanés y qatarí y tuvo como contraparte la liberación de 153 mujeres encarceladas en las cárceles sirias.
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Qatar’s flagship media network Al Jazeera continues to be a major exporter of hateful content against the Jewish people, Israel, and the United States. For this reason, it is particularly urgent for U.S. officials to evaluate the separate legal...
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The Community Police Department, Juvenile Police Department and Al-Fazaa have been taking part in the summer activities of sports clubs. 

Through this participation, they provided children of different age groups (seven to 16 years) with information and knowledge that would benefit them in terms of security, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. In this connection, the Community Police Department and Al-Fazaa started the first stage of an awareness programme at Al Ahli Sports Club on August 5. 

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The regional workshop on the employment and training strategy for radiation regulatory authorities, organised by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), concluded yesterday.

The workshop included discussions on the exchange of experiences of the participating countries in the field of recruitment and training for radiation regulatory authorities, to identify the challenges and obstacles as well as ways to find practical solutions in line with the proper uses of radiant energy. A total of 40 trainees from Asian and Pacific member countries, as well as radiation protection department staff from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, participated in the workshop which was lectured by IAEA’s experts.

The workshop aimed at enhancing the understanding of the regulatory authorities of IAEA member states on how to organise their work and to provide them with competent qualified personnel to carry out their supervisory functions efficiently, in addition to provide guidance on ways to develop and implement an integrated management system for core processes that help the regulatory body to perform its core functions as well as the management and support operations required to operate the system and to develop the necessary training and qualification programs for the staff. It also targeted familiarizing the participants with the establishment of an integrated administrative system to enable the authorities to perform their responsibilities more efficiently and productively.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah met with Greece’s Defence Minister Panos Kammenos in Athens.

They discussed issues of common interest and ways of enhancing them in the fields of defence, exchange of training courses and experiences. They also discussed the latest developments in the region, particularly the Gulf crisis, the crisis in Syria and latest developments in Libya as well as the Palestinian cause. During the meeting, some regional and international issues of interest to both sides were also discussed.

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          A year after blockade Qatari artists more focused and inspired      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Qatari artists have become more focused and inspired a year after the blockade on the country, continuously honing their skills and pursuing their passion, Fire Station’s director Khalifa al-Obaidli (pictured) has said.

“I don’t feel it (blockade) anymore, we are focusing on our job here and the blockade has become a motivation not only for artists but for people from different sectors,” he told Gulf Times in an interview. Al-Obaidli said local artists even used art to mark the 100 days of the blockade which included creating graffitis around the Fire Station’s walls. Citing a previous exhibition, he noted that three artists portrayed the blockade as subjects in their art works, which received positive feedback from a large number of people.

The artists’ works also highlighted the people’s confidence in their government and His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, according to al-Obaidli. “We take this blockade as a motivation but we don’t attack our neighbours, we are investing in ourselves and developing what we are good at rather than attacking others,” he stressed. He reiterated that the unjust blockade also serves as a good reason for the Fire Station to further invest in its artists, especially now with Doha’s art scene becoming more vibrant day by day.

Al-Obaidli said that artists in Qatar now have access to countless opportunities both in Qatar and abroad, through QM’s international work. Major events and exhibitions in Qatar have also attracted many renowned artists from other countries, he added. “We are focusing on our projects and vision, on how to develop ourselves," al-Obaidli said. “The blockade is really a motivation for us to work harder.” He noted that their biggest achievement is the gathering of local artists in the country, “working and collaborating in one community, in one city.”

The Fire Station’s various programmes and initiatives have also encouraged many artists to showcase their works publicly and to interact with their peers and collaborate on several projects,” al-Obaidli said, adding that they discovered a lot of promising artists. “For example, Yasser al-Mulla, an amazing artist, he was creating incredible works privately but with our programmes, he is now one of Qatar’s most well-known artists,” he added. “Just this year he hosted three exhibitions in Doha.”

source: Gulf Times

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          Ban on catching kingfish may not have big impact on availability      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The upcoming two-month ban on catching kingfish with nets in the local waters is unlikely to have a significant impact on the availability of this popular variety of fish during that period, according to sources in the industry. The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) recently announced, through a notice on its Twitter page, that its fisheries department would enforce the ban from August 15 until October 15. 

The move is aimed at protecting the species and boosting the stock of kingfish in the country. During the two-month ban, fishermen can only use hooks and hand lines to catch kingfish, the MME has said. A fish supplier told Gulf Times that while the authorities have been putting in place such seasonal restrictions for the past few years, supply is not affected significantly in the country as a considerably large number of residents are away on vacation, especially during the first half of the ban period. "As many regular customers are away from the country, the impact will be minimal," he said. 

This, coupled with the fact that kingfish could still be caught with hooks and hand lines in the said period, will ensure that adequate stocks are available in the market and consumers would largely be unaffected, the supplier stressed. "Experienced fishermen will have no difficulty in getting kingfish using the line and hook," said another source. Replying to a query if there is any fall in the fish catch in general, at present, retailers said that since a large number of expatriates are away on vacation, whatever is arriving in the market from suppliers is more than enough to meet the local requirements.

This has ensured that there is no significant rise in retail prices, said one of them. The ban on catching kingfish with nets was first implemented in 2015, helping achieve positive results in preserving the strategic stock of this migratory fish and manage the stock properly, according to the MME.

source: Gulf Times

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          Kulluna creates widespread awareness about health and safety      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Kulluna, a nationwide health and safety campaign involving various activities, has created widespread awareness in the country by reaching different segments of the society, says a senior official.

During the last six years, Kulluna has launched a number of campaigns addressing health and safety issues in the community. The related activities have taken many forms and all of them have reached thousands of students and other segments of the community, Dr Khalid Al Abdulnoor, Senior Consultant Emergency Medicine and Chairman of Kulluna for Health and Safety Program at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) told The Peninsula.

Kulluna’s campaign’s ‘Keeping Children Safe’ creates awareness about keeping children safe from drowning, poisoning, falls, burns and scalds. ‘Child Passenger Safety Training’ promotes child safety, and other campaigns such as ‘Healthy Heart’ focus on promoting healthy lifestyle and Beat the Heat’ on the need of keeping safe in summer. Kulluna, is the health and safety initiative of Hamad HMC’s Hamad International Training Centre (HITC). “We have been active with child safety and other programs of Kulluna. The ‘Keeping the Children Safe’ campaign is active particular in schools. Our team goes to schools and spread knowledge to students, teachers and parents. We directly interact with tens and thousands of school students every year. When you go to schools, the neighbouring schools get invited and from that alone sometimes 3000- 4000 students participate,” said Dr Al Abdulnoor.

Kulluna activities take many forms as its messages need to reach as wide audience as possible. Its road shows and awareness programs are held at different venues including at shopping malls, recreational venues, exhibitions and conferences. “We make every effort to reach out and send the message across,” said Dr Al Abdulnoor.

While, ‘Child Passenger Safety Training’ of Kulluna teaches people how to become child passenger safety technicians so that they can teach parents and caregivers how to choose and correctly install a car seat for their children. Its being held with Safe Kids Qatar, an initiative between HITC and Safe Kids Worldwide. “Child Passenger Safety Training has been very successful, we have trained around 120 technicians to provide the resourses and expertise to educate the public and professions about how to use car seats safely,” said Dr Al Abdulnoor.

The word ‘Kulluna,’, in Arabic, means ‘all of us’ and it is being used for this campaign in the belief that everyone in Qatar can take action to improve health, well-being and safety for themselves, their families and the community in general. The campaign was launched in September 2012 and HMC has tied up with ConocoPhillips, Qatar and the US-based Safe Kids Worldwide in the drive, the first of its kind in the country.

source: The Peninsula

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          Qatari photographer's expo on African wildlife opens at Katara      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

An exhibition of wildlife photographs taken by up and coming Qatari photographer Ali al Shamsi during his safari trips in Africa opened at Building 18 of the Cultural Village Foundation Katara on Wednesday.

Running at Katara Youth Hobby Centre, the exhibition features 50 telling photographs of Africa's wildlife selected from the photographer's collection. General Manager of Katara Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti opened the exhibition in the presence of several dignitaries and officials at Katara. The event also saw remarkable turnout of visitors and art lovers. 

"It is such a beautiful exhibition. It speaks volumes about the photographer's passion for his art and his remarkable effort that made him capture some of the intimate moments in the lives of some of the most ferocious animals with such clarity despite the risk that the exercise involved", Sulaiti said. He added,"We always welcome and support such talented and ambitious youths", he added. Shamsi (26) said he was inspired to take up photography by famous Kuwaiti photographer Majed Sultan, who also taught him different techniques of using camera and how to choose the best photo frame.

The exhibition includes photographs of lions, cheetahs and deer with fabulous camera effects and techniques. "Taking these photos was a tricky task that needed a lot of patience. So, I waited for hours to take one good picture. But, at the end of the day I am so proud of this effort", Shamsi said. Shamsi, who took up photography only a few years ago, has contributed pictures to the National Geographic channel also and considers it an accomplishment.

source: Qatar Tribune

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          Battles will rage as Rally World Cup comes to Hungarian Baja      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The race for top honours in the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup continues this weekend at the Hungarian Baja. Two days of rally action in forests and over undulating ground will determine who walks away with maximum points.

Polish driver Kuba Przygonski goes into the ninth stop of the 11-race season leading the World Cup rankings. Alongside co-driver Tom Colsoul of Belgium, the duo have picked up 237 points so far this season. Helping the pair climb to the top of the leaderboard have been memorable wins this year in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Italy. Przygonski and Colsoul will be out to stretch their lead over World Cup rivals Vladimir Vasilyev of Russia (185 points) and Martin Prokop of the Czech Republic (174 points) in Hungary. “The battle for the 2018 FIA World Cup title is getting harder because the gaps between the leaders are small. I think it is great that not every round is won by the same driver – we have to fight hard for every win.” – Kuba Przygonski

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The action gets underway tonight with a short and sharp special stage of 12 kilometres. These results will determine the starting order for the first of Saturday’s timed stages, measuring 220 kilometres. The final stage will be also take place on Saturday, bringing the total distance raced in Hungary to 450 kilometres. From the start line in Veszprém’s Óváros Square on Friday until the chequered flag falls on Saturday we’re promised high-speed drama in Hungary all the way. Stay tuned to see how the Rally World Cup chips fall.

Find more clips, still images and stories related to the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup on Red Bull Content Pool here. Watch incredible action from every stage at the 2018 Silk Way Rally here. Watch great content on the new Red Bull Motorsports YouTube channel.

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          Weekly real estate transactions reach QR935m      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The momentum in Qatar’s real estate market remains strong as the transactions have increased driven by investors’ trust on the country’s growing economy. The trading volume of registered real estates between July 29 to August 2 at the Ministry of Justice’s real estate registration department stood at QR935m.

The department’s weekly report said that the trading included empty lands, residential units, residential buildings, residential complexes, commercial buildings and multipurpose building. Most of the trading took place in Doha, Al Daayen, Al Rayyan, Umm Salal, Al Wakra, Al Khor, Al Thakhira and Al Sheehaniya. The trading volume of registered real estates between June 24 to June 28 was at QR 470m. According wto the weekly report The trading volume of registered real estates between June 10 to June 12 was QR294m.

Several measures taken by government will also drive the growth of real estate sector. In December last year, the Cabinet had approved the draft law on regulating non-Qatari ownership and use of real estate.

source: The Peninsula

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          FIFA bans African official Bwalya over payments from Qatari      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned African official Kalusha Bwalya for two years over a payment from disgraced former Asian soccer leader Mohammed bin Hammam.

An investigation found Bin Hammam paid Bwalya $50,000 in 2009 and $30,000 in 2011 as the Qatari sought to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

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          معلمين عصائر جاهزين للعمل بدول الخليج      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
نتوفر من المغرب على معلمين عصير وبوفية خبرة طويلة في الميدان خلطات وتشكيلات بالعصيرات والسلطات الخاصة بالفواكه جديدة ومداق رائع للتواصل يهم شركتنا التواصل معكم ...
          FIFA bans African official Bwalya over payments from Qatari – Tampa Bay Times      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FIFA bans African official Bwalya over payments from QatariTampa Bay TimesZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned African official Kalusha Bwalya for two years over a payment from disgraced former Asian soccer leader Mohammed bin Hammam. An investigation found Bin Hammam paid Bwalya $50,000 in 2009 and $30,000 in 2011 as … and more …read more […]
          FIFA ban former African Player of Year Bwalya      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Zambia's former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya has been banned from the game for two years by world governing body FIFA after an investigation into his links to banned Qatari official Mohammed Bin Hammam.
          FIFA ban former African Player of Year Bwalya      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Zambia's former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya has been banned from the game for two years by world governing body FIFA after an investigation into his links to banned Qatari official Mohammed Bin Hammam.

           Kế hoạch tấn công Qatar của các nước láng giềng       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cựu Ngoại trưởng Mỹ Rex Tillerson được cho là đã đóng vai trò chính trong việc ngăn chặn kế hoạch chiến tranh ở vùng Vịnh.Tháng 6.2017, hàng loạt quốc gia Ả Rập bất ngờ cắt đứt quan hệ ngoại giao với Qatar. Không chỉ vậy, Ai Cập thông báo đóng cửa biên giới trên bộ, không phận và cảng biển đối với hoạt động vận tải của Qatar, còn Ả Rập Xê Út cùng Bahrain cắt đứt mọi liên hệ đường hàng không và đường biển với nước láng giềng. Khủng hoảng ngoại giao này được cho là tiền đề của kế hoạch xâm chiếm Qatar suýt triển khai trước khi bị hủy bỏ nhờ nỗ lực dàn xếp của...
          Top Foreign Relations Senate Democrat’s Campaign Chief Is A Lobbyist For Qatar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
'Lobbied Menendez and other members of Congress'
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Handball. Asian Games / Men.
          Thailand U-23 - Qatar U-23      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Football. Asian Games / Group Stage.
          Commenti su Air Italy, il Qatar in Sardegna è come il lupo di Cappuccetto Rosso. Ma Pigliaru non l’aveva ancora capito di Il Medievista      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Questo per ricordare che, nella storia, i poveri Sardi conquistati e colonizzati, lo sono stati per prima cosa per colpa della loro scarsa lungimiranza e l'assoluta miopia a livello di visione internazionale. Tutta la "narrativa" identitaria degli ultimi settant'anni, paradossalmente proprio da quando è nata la Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, non fa che continuare a ignorare il vero problema: la Sardegna deve operare un salto culturale epocale, altrimenti sarà sempre un inutile piangersi addosso.
          FIFA Skors Mantan Terbaik Afrika Dua Tahun      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mantan pemain terbaik Afrika asal Zambia, Kalusha Bwalya, diskors dari sepak bola selama dua tahun oleh badan sepak bola dunia FIFA, setelah dilakukan penyelidikan terhadap hubungan dirinya dengan ofisial asal Qatar yang telah dihukum Mohammed Bin Hammam.

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          Trump Antagonizing Turkey is a Really Bad Idea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Perhaps someone should tell Trump of US bases in Turkey prosecuting the War on Terror.
Here we go again: some months ago, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt embargoed Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism. Qatar, after all, has comparatively cordial relations with the likes of Hamas and Hezbollah. There's also the matter of state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera continuously blasting Qatar's neighbors over authoritarian rule when Qatar just happens to be an, er, absolute monarchy. What right did the network have to criticize the likes of Saudi and the Emirates?

Enter Trump. Ever so vainglorious, he suggested that the embargo against Qatar was a good idea, and that he encouraged leaders of some of these countries to isolate Qatar besides. Whether the ignoramus was aware that thousands of American troops "fighting terrorism" were stationed in Qatar or not, Trump had to backtrack on his Qatar-bashing a few days later:
But Qatar is also home to the Al Udeid Air Base, which hosts more than 10,000 American servicemen. The air base is the main regional center for air missions against ISIS.

Trump mentioned the base in a May 21 speech in Saudi Arabia, calling Qatar a "crucial strategic partner," but MSNBC reported Thursday that a source close to the President suggested that Trump was perhaps unaware that there were American troops stationed in the oil-rich nation.

"I think it is fair to say that if there is a crisis this would be the first time he was briefed on exactly where our bases are in the region," Nicole Wallace said.
At present, global financial markets for stocks, bonds and currencies are being roiled by Trump fighting Turkey over the release of some evangelical minister jailed over what appears to be a trumped-up charge. Adding fuel to the fire, he's just announced forthcoming additional tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum. What started the entire imbroglio were negotiations that broke off over the release of one Andrew Brunson, the pastor detained in Turkey. Likely to please his base of evangelical voters who overlook his enormous and ever-growing portfolio of seven deadly sins, Trump probably calculates that destroying the world's 19th most populous country is a small price to pay for a few more votes come election time Stateside. "Stick it to the "Mooslems"!" is probably the Trumpian rallying cry of them moment.

But, there's also the small, neglected detail that Turkey is a key part of the Western security equation in that part of the world:
It is unlikely that the United States and Turkey will resolve their differences anytime soon. But given Turkey’s geostrategic location—in the backyard of Russia, and bordering Iraq, Iran, and Syria—the United States has an interest in maintaining the relationship. Turkey, meanwhile, does not need to add to its economic woes. The hope, at this point, is that as both Erdogan and Trump play to their bases, they’ll refrain from actions that would be hard to walk back from without embarrassment to either leader’s large ego. Despite the shifts of recent decades, the United States and Turkey still need each other. And the temporary political benefits domestically probably don’t outweigh that.
While it is indeed true that Turkey under Erdogan is moving away from democracy and towards authoritarianism, so is the United States under Trump. Still, it's inadvisable that the American blowhard offend the Turkish blowhard enough as to blow up the postwar security arrangement underpinning NATO. That is, NATO has sought Turkey as a moderating force with regard to Muslims participating in regional security arrangements to counterbalance accusations of religious prejudice. Not that Erdogan is reserved in fanning such insinuations:
President Erdogan described the sanctions on his ministerial colleagues as a “Zionist Evangelist plot” and vowed to retaliate in kind by imposing sanctions on the American counterparts of the Turkish ministers.

Pro-government Turkish newspapers are baying for United States troops to be kicked out of Incirlik, a Turkish air base used in the fight against Islamic State militants and other critical missions, but the Turkish government has not moved in that direction yet.
Insofar as Trump's USA is really punishing Turkey without much enthusiasm from other NATO allies, this brouhaha may be another case of him blowing up long-established relations for the sake of (perceived domestic) electoral gains. But, who would NATO turn to if Turkey boots the US bases out of the country? Where would the Yanks go then? The answers aren't clear, and you do hope Trump is apprised of this potential complication should he continue to punish Turkey over perceived personal slights.

          Qatari duo quiet Moscow crowd en route to quarterfinals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Moscow, Russia, August 10, 2018 – Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tajin needed to ignore the cheers of the Moscow crowd to knock out Russia’s Konstantin Semenov and Ilya Leshukov, and reach the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow 4-Star quarterfinals on Friday.
          Macao amenaza el reinado de Qatar como el lugar más rico del mundo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BLOOMBERG.- Qatar va en camino de perder su estatus de lugar más rico del mundo ante Macao, el enclave de juegos chino. La economía del centro mundial de los casinos alcanzará el equivalente a unos US$143.116 per cápita para 2020, según las proyecciones del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI). Esta cifra situaría a Macao por delante de Qatar, actual número 1, que alcanzará los US$139.151 en el mismo período de tiempo. Macao, un antiguo enclave portugués en el extremo sur de China, se ha convertido en una meca del juego

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          Israel and Hamas pull back from the brink of war, but border violence continues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After an intense two-day flareup of violence, Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian militia that rules Gaza — appeared to back away from the brink of all-out war, but there was no official cease-fire.

Late Thursday night the Qatari Al Jazeera television network quoted Egyptian sources as saying a...


          Comment on Qatar’s beIN extends English Premier League contract by DiRT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What about beIN in the US? The Turkish Super League is no Serie A.
          Hajj 2018 : l'Arabie Saoudite affirme que les pèlerins du Qatar restent bienvenus      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hajj 2018 : l'Arabie Saoudite affirme que les pèlerins du Qatar restent bienvenus
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          FIFA Ban Former African Player Of Year, Bwalya      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Zambia’s former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, has been banned from the game for two years by world governing body FIFA after an investigation into his links to banned Qatari...
          Godolphin Purchases Group 2 Winner Dark Vision      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Impressive Qatar Vintage Stakes (G2) winner Dark Vision, who earned quotes of 16-1 for next year's QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) after extending his unbeaten record to three, has been purchased by Godolphin.
          Israel and Hamas pull back from the brink of war, but border violence continues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After an intense two-day flareup of violence, Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian militia that rules Gaza — appeared to back away from the brink of all-out war, but there was no official cease-fire.

Late Thursday night the Qatari Al Jazeera television network quoted Egyptian sources as saying a...


          Israel and Hamas pull back from the brink of war, but border violence continues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After an intense two-day flareup of violence, Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian militia that rules Gaza — appeared to back away from the brink of all-out war, but there was no official cease-fire.

Late Thursday night the Qatari Al Jazeera television network quoted Egyptian sources as saying a...


          Sami Kolamo: Urheilun mammuttitauti      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sami Kolamo: Urheilun mammuttitauti
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Liikunnan ilo, rehti kilpailu, terveet elämäntavat ja esikuvallisuus. Siinä on muutama seikka, joilla ei ole kerrassaan mitään tekemistä huippu-urheilun kanssa. Sen sijaan erityisesti olympiakisoihin liittyy sellaisia piirteitä kuin korruptio, orjatyö, laittomuudet, ihmisten pakkosiirrot, puhumattakaan varsinaiseen urheilukisaan liittyvistä vilpistä, tulosmanipulaatioista, dopingista ja ties mistä. Valkoiset elefantit - eli suorituspaikat, joilla ei ole minkäänlaista käyttöä kisojen jälkeen - ovat aivan oma lukunsa.

Tämän kirjan käsittelyssä ovat erityisesti KOK olympiakisoineen, FIFA jalkapallon MM-kisoineen ja IAAF suurine yleisurheilukisoineen. Olympialaiset ovat jo hyvän aikaa olleet järjettömän suuri tapahtuma. Missään ei ole sellaista paikkaa, missä olisi jo valmiina suorituspaikat eri lajeille, paitsi ehkä aiemmilla kisapaikoilla, mutta niille jääneet valkoiset elefantit eivät tietenkään ole sellaisessa kunnossa, että ne kelpaisivat enää toisiin kisoihin, sillä kaiken kuuluu olla uutuuttaan kiiltävää. Kisoihin halutaan glamouria, eikä stadion, joka on jo nähty aiemmin, tarjoa sellaista.

Silloin kun kisat ovat liian suuret, tulevat korruptio ja väärinkäytökset ikään kuin sisään rakennettuina. Jos olet kisapaikan rakentamisesta vastaava viskaali, ja tiedät, että paikan on kerta kaikkiaan pakko olla valmis tiettyyn päivämäärään mennessä, maksoi mitä maksoi, niin sinulle tarjoutuu erinomainen tilaisuus kiristää järjestävää kisakaupunkia tai organisaatiota sillä, että jos he eivät maksa sinulle sopivaa, mukavan paksua siivua, niin kisapaikka ei kenties valmistukaan aivan ajoissa. Sama kiristystilaisuus koskee tietysti kaikkia rakentamiseen liittyviä urakoitsijoitakin. Tämä seikka on omiaan nostamaan näiden mammuttikisojen hintaa huimiin sfääreihin. Vastikään päättyneissä jalkapallon MM-kisoissa Pietariin rakennettu jalkapalloareena oli juuri tämän kaltaisen toiminnan mestarinäyte.

Mikäpä siinä korruptiossakaan vielä olisi, mutta kun kisapaikkoja rakennetaan orjatyöllä. Tulevien Qatarin MM-kisojen kisapaikkoja ovat olleet rakentamassa mm. pohjoiskorealaiset orjat, joiden kuukausipalkka on viitisen euroa. Vastineeksi tästä rahallisesta korvauksesta saa menettää ihmisoikeutensa ja olla ihan oikeassa kuolemanvaarassa surkeiden työolojen vuoksi. Kun kisapäivä lähenee, eivätkä kisapaikat ole kunnossa, tarvitaan lisää voitelurahaa. Se raha tulee tyypillisesti julkisista varoista, mutta valuu yksityisiin taskuihin, jotka todennäköisesti ovat jo valmiiksi pullollaan.

Useat huippu-urheilijat eivät voisi vähempää välittää rehdistä kilpailusta, vaan ainoa asia, jolla on merkitystä, on voitto. Joku pikajuoksija, jonka nimeä en enää muista, on sanonut, että hän ei piittaa siitä, vaikka kaatuisi maaliviivan jälkeen kuolleena maahan, kunhan hän vain on ylittänyt sen ensimmäisenä. Rehdin pelin lisäksi siis myöskin terveys on joillekin osallistujille sivuseikka. Toisaalta, vaikka itse kilpailuun tai siihen valmistautumiseen ei liittyisikään vilppiä, niin tarkastellaanpa vaikkapa keihäänheittäjiä. Moniko huippuheittäjä selviää urastaan ilman olkapääleikkausta? Tietyllä tavalla sitäkin voi ajatella dopingina: urheilija ei selviä omillaan, vaan tarvitse lääkärin apua. Lääkäri ei vain aina auta kemiallisin keinoin, vaan myös kirurgisin.

Kaikki edellä mainittu huomioiden onkin kiinnostavaa, miten urheilun yleinen imago voi olla niin puhtoinen ja ylevä. Ilmeisesti kyse onkin siitä, että ainoastaan se julkisuus- ja erityisesti mielikuva on positiivinen. Kulissit ovat kunnossa, mutta niiden takana piilee jotain sellaista, jota yleisö ei halua nähdä. Jos kulissiin välillä ilmestyy halkeama jai muu tirkistysreikä joka paljastaa takana rehottavan karmeuden, niin yleisö rauhoittelee itseään tuudittautumalla siihen itsepetokseen, että "se nyt oli vain poikkeus, mutta kyllä meidän urheilijamme sentään ovat puhtoisia ja kaikin puolin kunnollisia." Käsi sydämelle: miten uskottavaa se on?

Varoituksen sana on paikallaan: minun kohdallani tämä kirja vei maun kaikenlaisista (liian)isoista urheilutapahtumista. Toki niistä olisi mahdollista edelleen nauttia, mutta se vaatisi silmien ummistamista niiltä kulissien takaisilta näkymiltä. Minun kohdallani se ei ainakaan vielä onnistu, mutta kaikkien kohdalla ei liene samoin.

Yritän jatkaa ilon saamista liikunnasta ja oikeasti rehdistä kilpailusta, vaikka se olisikin harrastelua eikä tasoltaan kovin korkeaa. En myöskään halua olla ilonpilaaja ja estää muita ihmisiä nauttimasta myös huippu-urheilusta, mutta siihen liittyvää innostusta minun on vaikea jakaa.


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After an intense two-day flareup of violence, Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian militia that rules Gaza — appeared to back away from the brink of all-out war, but there was no official cease-fire.

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          FIFA skors mantan pemain terbaik Afrika      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mantan pemain terbaik Afrika asal Zambia, Kalusha Bwalya, diskors dari sepak bola selama dua tahun oleh FIFA setelah dilakukan penyelidikan terhadap hubungan dirinya dengan ofisial asal Qatar yang telah dihukum,  Mohammed ...
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After an intense two-day flareup of violence, Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian militia that rules Gaza — appeared to back away from the brink of all-out war, but there was no official cease-fire.

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          Israel and Hamas pull back from the brink of war, but border violence continues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After an intense two-day flareup of violence, Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian militia that rules Gaza — appeared to back away from the brink of all-out war, but there was no official cease-fire.

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Aug. 6, Orange County Register on talking to the Taliban and ending the war in Afghanistan: The Trump administration has reportedly instructed its top diplomats to engage in direct talks with the Taliban. That’s a welcome and important step toward ending the wasteful war in Afghanistan. A preliminary discussion was held last month in Qatar, […]

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After an intense two-day flareup of violence, Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian militia that rules Gaza — appeared to back away from the brink of all-out war, but there was no official cease-fire.

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          Ex-speler Cercle Brugge voor twee jaar geschorst wegens corruptie      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bwalya Kalusha, de voorzitter van de Zambiaanse voetbalbond (FAZ), is door de Ethische Commissie van de FIFA voor twee jaar geschorst wegens corruptie. De voormalige Cercle Brugge-speler (1985-1989) zou een geldsom aanvaard hebben van een Qatarese zakenman.


          Zeebrugge books Qatari LNG cargo as activity picks up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Zeebrugge liquefied natural gas terminal operated by Fluxys is scheduled to receive a cargo from Qatar later in the month. 

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          Re: Turchia come l’Argentina      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Posto che Erdogan non è simpatico a nessuno e che il suo antico finanziatore Qatar è nelle peste, far esplodere l'economia turca potrebbe essere molto pericoloso.
Chi ci metterebbero al posto di Erdogan?
Non esiste un'alternativa politica immediata, inoltre l'economia turca è molto dipendente dal gas russo-iraniano e dagli investimenti cinesi, più o meno come l'Ucraina, appendice economica della Russia e destinazione degli investimenti cinesi.
Qui siamo allo scontro frontale tra l'economia speculativa anglosassone che atterra le economie per sottometterle alle lobbies finanziarie internazionali, e l'economia industriale cinese, che affiancata dalla potenza militare russa ormai stende i suoi corridoi economici ovunque.
Inoltre gli USA stanno minacciando apertamente la Russia richiedendo il ritiro delle sue truppe dalle repubbliche georgiane di Abkhasia e Ossetia, i cui cittadini sono anche cittadini russi.
Se gli USA cercano il casus belli lo avranno, Putin potrebbe annettersi dopo un referendum le due repubbliche.


          FIFA schorst oud-PSV'er en prijzenpakker Kalusha Bwalya       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
De ethische commissie van de FIFA heeft Kalusha Bwalya voor twee jaar geschorst. De wereldvoetbalbond legt de Zambiaan, die in een ver verleden voor PSV speelde, die straf op omdat hij ooit giften aannam van de beruchte Qatarees Mohamed Bin Hammam.
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FIFA bans African official Bwalya over payments from QatariTampa Bay TimesZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned African official Kalusha Bwalya for two years over a payment from disgraced former Asian soccer leader Mohammed bin Hammam. An investigation found Bin Hammam paid Bwalya $50,000 in 2009 and $30,000 in 2011 as … and more …read more […]
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Fifa imebaini gwiji la soka Zambia, Kalusha Bwalya alihusika na kuchukua rushwa kutoka kwa kiongozi wa Qatar, Mohammed Bin Hamman.

Hivyo imemfungia kujihusisha na masuala ya soka kwa kipindi cha miaka miwili.

Bwalya ni gwiji la soka nchini Zambia na alikuwa kati ya watu waliokuwa wakituhumiwa katika sakata hilo lililochukua muda mrefu.

Imeelezwa mwaka 2009, Bwalya alipewa kitita cha dola 50,000 kutoka kwa Bin Hamman na mwaka 2011 akaongezewa nyingine dola 30,000 ili amchague kiongozi huyo wakati akigombea uongozi, nafasi ya Rais wa Fifa dhidi ya Sepp Blatter.




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