Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

Prime Minister Congratulates Hungary’s President

Doha, August 20 (QNA) – HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Hungary on the occasion of his country’s National Day. (QNA)

HH the Deputy Emir Congratulates Hungary’s President

Doha, August 20 (QNA) – HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Hungary on the occasion of his country’s National Day. (QNA)

IHF Super Globe to Begin on 27 August

Doha, August 19 (QNA) – The Organising Committee of the 2012 International Handball Federation (IHF) Super Globe announced that the tournament will be held from 27 August to 01 September 2012 at Gharaffa Arena in Doha.
 The draw for the Preliminary Round of the 2012 Super Globe took place in the capital of Qatar on Saturday 23 June.
 Defending champion THW Kiel will face Mudhar (Saudi-Arabia, Asian representative), Al-Sadd (Qatar, host) and Sydney (Australia/Oceania representative) in the first stage. 2011 finalist and European representative Atletico Madrid will compete with Al-Zamalek (Egypt/Africa), Metodista Sao Bernardo (Brazil/Pan America) and Al Jeish (Qatar, wild card participant). (QNA)

HH the EMir Receives Eid Al Fitr Well-Wishers

Doha, August 19 (QNA) – HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani received on Sunday morning the well-wishers on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr at Al Wajbah Palace.
    Immediately after the Eid prayer , HH the Emir received Their Excellencies sheikhs, the ministers, the Speaker of the Advisory (Shura) Council, the Ministries’ undersecretaries, members of the Advisory Council and citizens.
    HH the Emir also received Their Excellencies the Heads of the diplomatic missions and international organisations accredited to the state.
    HH the Emir then received the Armed Forces and Police officers as well as directors of departments and the national institutions.
    The well-wishers expressed during the receptions their deep congratulations on such a happy occasion and asked Allah the Almighty to recur such a blessed occasion on the dear people of qatar and the peoples of the arab and islamic nation .
      These receptions were attended by HH Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani , HH the Emir’s Personal Representative HH Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani and HH the Emir’s Private Adviser Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani and a number of Their Excellencies the sons of HH the Emir.(QNA)

HH the Deputy Emir Receives More Well-wishers

Doha, August 19 (QNA) – HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani received today at Al-Wajbah Palace further well-wishers on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr including Their Excellencies Sheikhs and citizens.
 The well-wishers expressed their sincere congratulations praying the Almighty Allah to return the occasion to our dear people and the Arab and Islamic nation with good blessings.
 The audience was attended by Their Excellencies sons of HH the Emir.(QNA)

HH Heir Apparent Congratulates Afghan President on his Country’s National Day

Doha, August 19 (QNA) -HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the occasion of his country’s national day.(QNA)

Rulers receive Eid-al-Fitr greetings

Abu Dhabi: Supreme Council Members and Rulers of various emirates received Eid-al-Fitr greetings from well wishers who visited them at their respective palaces.

Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman HH Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, in the presence of Ajman Crown Prince HH Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, received at the Al-Zahir Palace a number of Sheikhs, ministers, senior state officials, citizens and members of Arab and Muslim communities, who had called on him to offer Eid greetings.

In Fujairah, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi received at his Palace in Rumailah, Sheikhs, senior state officials, citizens, residents and members of Arab and Muslim communities.

In Umm Al Qaiwain, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain HH Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mualla received at his Palace the well wishers who visited him to offer Eid greetings. Among them were Minister of Culture Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Sheikhs, and a number of other state officials, citizens and residents

UAEBBY to participate at 33rd IBBY conference in London

Sharjah: The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) is set to participate at the 33rd International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) conference to be held in London.

The four-day conference – to be held between the 23rd and 26th of August in which the UAEBBY will be participating under the sponsorship of Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy – is being organized to bring together IBBY’s 77 national chapters from across the globe so as to allow them to deliberate and discuss effective future strategies for increasing the quality of printing and translation, to enable greater access to children’s books, and device policies to encourage their authorship in their respective countries.

The UAEBBY’s seven-member delegation is headed by UAEBBY President, Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi. Commenting on UAEBBY’s participation at the conference, Sheikha Bodour said, “It is an extremely important event that will open up new avenues to advance our work and push ourselves to even higher heights. UAEBBY is committed to bringing books and children together, and our participation in this conference gives us the opportunity to expand our expertise and further build international relationships through which to develop and promote children’s literature and a culture of reading in the UAE.” The congress aims to explore how books and stories for children and young people can cross boundaries and migrate across different countries and cultures. The issues that are to be addressed include dual-language texts, cultural exchange, globalization, and the art of translation.

Other members of the delegation are; children’s book author and UAEBBY Ambassador Noura Al-Noman, Ahmad bin Rakkad Al-Amri, Director of the Sharjah International Book Fair, UAEBBY Ambassador and children’s book author Marwa Al-Aqroubi, Qais Sedki, UAEBBY Ambassador, acclaimed author and Founder and Managing Director of Page flip Publishing, Susanne Abou Ghaida, UAEBBY Planning and Development Manager, and Ahmed Al-Suwaidi, Corporate Communications Executive at Sheikha Bodour’s Executive Office.

The four-day event will be divided into plenary sessions and discussion panels with keynote speakers, as well as a variety of seminars and workshops that will explore various facets of the main congress theme. In addition, the congress will be hosting the IBBY General Assembly and the presentation of the IBBY Honour List, the IBBY Asahi Reading Promotion Award, and the Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Walking tours of Charles Dickens’ and Peter Pan’s London, as well as tours of the city’s museums with a historic significance, and the old city theatres will be arranged as well as numerous high level networking events.

As a non-profit, non-governmental organization, UAEBBY aims to help and develop institutions concerned with children’s literature, to promote children’s books and artistic works, facilitate access to children’s books, especially in remote areas of the country, promoting their authorship and production, and encouraging translation of children’s books from and into Arabic.

UAEBBY is one of the 77 regional organizations of the Switzerland-based parent company, IBBY. Established in 1953, IBBY represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to encourage the culture of reading and learning.