Monthly Archives: August 2012

El-Jaish Face Brazilians in 5/6 Match of IHF Super Globe

Doha , August 31 (QNA) -After missing the semifinals in the preliminary round, El-Jaish from Qatar are now aiming to finish fifth at the IHF Super Globe in Doha. After winning their first placement match expectedly clearly against Sydney 33:25 , the Qatar team now will face Metodista Sao Bernardo (BRA) in the 5/6 placement match on Saturday 1 September. El-Jaish had beaten their upcoming opponent already in the preliminary round 30:27. Sydney will play against Mudhar (KSA) in the opening match of the final day, fighting for the seventh and eighth place.
Placement round: El-Jaish (QAT)   University of Sydney (AUS) 33:25 (18:9)
El-Jaish coach Ivica Orbvan left out the European players completely in the first 20 minutes and gave the chance to prove their strength to the Qataris. And after a close start, El-Jaish extended the gap to pre-decisive nine goals at the break. But like in all previous matches, Sydney did not resign, but gave all they had. Intermediately the student’s team   winner of the Oceania continental club championship, had come closer to only 22:27 eight minutes before the end, before the individual skills of the El-Jaish players were the key to the later-on clear success.
Ivica Obrvan, coach El-Jaish: We are happy to win, as we gave a chance to play without the professional players, which meant to have a different quality, but they made a good job.
David Spiler, player El-Jaish: We are happy about this victory, but we are still disappointed that we missed the semifinal. Our final goal is now to win the fifth place.
Pascal Winkler, goalkeeper and assistant coach Sydney: We are very disappointed with the way we played in the first half, we appreciate that Qatar is a strong handball country with strong players. After the break we performed well and won the second half, but unfortunately it was our weakest performance by now. But again we fought until the end and came back in the second half.
Tomasz Szklarski, player Sydney: We came here to fight and we showed it only in the second half. But in general we are grateful to be invited by the IHF and the Qatar Handball Association. We showed that we can play handball and handball is alive in Australia.(QNA)

HH the Heir Apparent Congratulates Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Trinidad and Tobago on National Day

Doha, August 31 (QNA) – HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to the King of the Federation of Malaysia on the occasion of his country’s National Day.

HH the Heir Apparent Congratulates President of Kyrgyzstan on National Day

HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to the president of the Kyrgyz republic on the occasion of his country’s National Day.
HH the Heir Apparent Congratulates Trinidad and Tobago
HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of his country’s National Day.  (QNA)

HH the Emir Congratulates Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Trinidad and Tobago on National Day

Doha, August 31 (QNA) – HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to the King of the Federation of Malaysia on the occasion of his country’s National Day.

HH the Emir Congratulates President of Kyrgyzstan on National Day

HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to the president of the Kyrgyz republic on the occasion of his country’s National Day.

HH the Emir Congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on National Day

HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of his country’s National Day.  (QNA)

President, VP greet King of Malaysia, Presidents of Uzbekistan, Slovakia, Kyrgyzstan on National Day Anniversaries

Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated His Majesty King Abdul Halim Mu’adzam of Malaysia, President of Uzbekistan Islam Krimov, President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic and President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Sharshenovich, on the National Day Anniversaries of their countries.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also dispatched similar cables to the King of Malaysia, President of Uzbekistan, President of Slovakia and President of Kyrgyzstan.

NAM Summit kicks off in Tehran

Tehran: The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) commenced in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Thursday in the presence of H. H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council member and ruler of Umm al-Qaiwain.

More than 100 countries are taking part in the NAM summit, which kicked off at the expert level in Tehran on Sunday.

The summit opened with an inaugural speech by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Supreme leader Khamenei gave a speech opening the event in a heavily secured northern Tehran conference centre. “We have gathered here today to inject a new life and stimulus into the Non-Aligned Movement,” he said.

Khamenei slammed the United Nations Security Council, describing it as unfair and undemocratic. “Nuclear weapons do not guarantee security nor consolidate political power, but pose a threat to both things. The use of nuclear and chemical weapons is dangerous and unforgivable mistake.” He continued that “We had launched the logo of Middle East free from the Nuclear Weapons and still stick to it”, indicating that we are aspiring for the peaceful nuclear energy, which is a right for all countries in accordance with the international laws.

He was followed by Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi who was making a landmark visit to Iran — the first by an Egyptian leader since the diplomatic ties were broken off in the wake of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution to hand over the rotating NAM presidency to the Islamic republic.

DM launches Heritage Fingerprint Initiative

Dubai: The Architectural Heritage Department of Dubai Municipality has launched Heritage Fingerprint Initiative for the employees and public.

Eng. Rashid Bukhash, Director of Architectural Heritage Department said the initiative is aimed to disseminate and promote the values , concepts, customs and traditions of the country with the purpose of preserving the national identity, heritage and tradition as well as to spread awareness such as loyalty, pride, leadership, good manners and promote community values.

“It is also aimed at strengthening the Arabic language as well as introducing the areas of heritage and architecture, notably Shindagha area, which includes house of architecture camel and horse, House of Sheikh Saeed, and villages of the Heritage and Diving,” Rashad said.

“Bur Dubai includes Bastakiya Heritage Area, Dubai Museum, Bait Al Wakeel, Hatta Heritage Area and other areas of heritage,” he added.

In order to achieve the objectives of the initiative the department urged employees and public to submit their comments and suggestions through the DM website.

ADP receives Silver Medal in dealing with radiation accidents

Abu Dhabi: The First responder team of the Ports and Airports Security Department at the Security and Ports Affairs General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police was awarded the Silver and Bronze medals for dealing with radiation accidents from the Seibersdorf Academy in Vienna.

The team members successfully passed a number of tests as part of three courses in the areas of “Radiation Protection Emergency Response”; “Radiation Protection Basics Course” and “Radiation Protection and Emergency Response Training for Incident Commanders” at the academy.

Colonel Khamis Musbah Al Marar, General Director of Ports and Airports Security Department, stated that this achievement, solely granted to the United Arab Emirates, as the first country in the Middle East to be awarded this medal, is an indicator of its ability and human potential in dealing with radiation accidents with high efficiency.

Al Marar noted that the team included members from the Emergency and Public Safety Department in order to benefit from the course; given that everyone is a partner in maintaining security and stability. He added that the team passed the designated tests, in accordance with the Austrian Radiation Protection laws and standards.

Colonel Al Marar emphasized that Abu Dhabi Police members, as confirmed by the Academy, were an example of discipline, perseverance and diligence, in order to benefit from the course’s curricula, noting that the determination and resolve of the team members, made them eligible to pass the difficult and rigorous tests of the Austrian Academy.

It is noteworthy that the team members received training and lectures at the Academy, to get acquainted with radioactive materials; the risks associated with nuclear and radiological incidents, as well as the necessary training on the required procedures and means to respond to such incidents, and Emergency Response Training for Incident Commanders.

Police arrests 39 illegal residents in ‘Pre-Dawn’ Surprise Raid

Dubai: In a predawn surprise raid carried out by Residency inspectors, 39 illegal residents were nabbed in Dubai Thursday morning.

The operation codenamed ‘Before Daybreak’ was planned and executed by the Search and Investigation Department at the Dubai Residency and Foreigners Affairs Directorate.

The directorate had set up squads to investigate on places where illegal residents stay, and the informants led the police to a site where they were hiding, said the police.

Director General of Dubai Residency Department Major General Mohammed Al Marri praised the efforts of the inspectors and warned all those who break the residency law of the country and threaten its security.