The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Tuesday celebrated the 2023 World Challenge Day at the Qatar Women’s Sport Committee arena, with the goal of improving women’s health and raising awareness on the importance of integrating sports as part of people's daily routines.This one-day event was organised by the QOC’s sport affairs department in collaboration with the Qatar Women’s Sport Committee and Center for Empowerment and Elderly Care (Ehsan).Around 50 elderly women participated in a group of sports activities, mental exercises and entertainment games, etc, from 9am to 11 am, supervised by elite female trainers from First Step Center.In a post-event statement, Amna al-Qasimi, the QWSC executive director, said: "We are truly happy to host this amazing event that brought together a big number of ladies. We believe in sports and its inspiring role to improve physical and mental health for all."Noora Abdullah al-Malki, executive and follow-up specialist from the Awareness and Community Connection Department at Ehsan, said the event received a positive reaction from this age group of women, and "we’re hopeful that these programmes and events will increase in the future."
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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev toured on Monday evening a number of museums and historical sites in the city of Samarkand.During the tour, His Highness and the Uzbek President listened to an explanation about the history of the Observatory of Ulugbek and its role in the development of astronomical sciences among Muslims.During their visit to the Afrasiyab Museum, they were briefed on the most prominent archaeological holdings and artifacts, which document the most important historical highlights of the city of Samarkand, and the various archaeological areas of Uzbekistan.Also, His Highness the Amir and President Mirziyoyev visited Registan Square and listened to a briefing on the history of civilisation and Islamic and experimental sciences in and around Samarkand, and concluded their tour with a visit to the Eternal City, where they were briefed on the most prominent customs and heritage traditions that the Uzbek people adhere to since ancient times.During the tour, His Highness the Amir was accompanied by a number of Their Excellencies members of the accompanying official delegation.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrived Monday evening in the city of Samarkand on a state visit to the friendly Republic of Uzbekistan, as part of a tour of a number of Central Asian countries including the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Tajikistan.His Highness the Amir was welcomed at Samarkand International Airport by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bakhtiyor Saidov, HE the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Uzbekistan Hassan bin Hamza Hashim, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Qatar Bahromjon Aloev, and members of the Qatari embassy were also present.His Highness the Amir is accompanied by an official delegation.
In a bid to revolutionise the transport sector in the country, EcoTranzit Company has unveiled Qatar’s first electric vehicle (EV) brand under its exclusive intellectual property rights in a ceremony in the presence and patronage of HE the Ministry of Transport Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti.The launch event was graced by HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al-Thani, HE the Minister of State and chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority Ahmad al-Sayed, Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari, and Ashghal president Dr Saad Ahmed al-Mohannadi, alongside other dignitaries, governmental representatives, automotive agencies, and relevant entities.The groundbreaking endeavour aligns seamlessly with Qatar National Vision 2030 to transform the transportation sector into an environmentally-conscious and sustainable industry. It exemplifies the prevailing global shift towards curbing carbon emissions emanating from conventional vehicles, which significantly contribute to environmental pollution.During the event, prototypes of EcoTranzit’s electric cars under the VIM brand were unveiled. This noteworthy achievement not only underscores Qatar’s steadfast commitment to curbing carbon emissions but also acknowledges the company’s endeavours in fostering national innovation, empowering the local workforce, and nurturing talent development. By laying the foundation for such industries, these collective efforts will play a pivotal role in driving future localisation.Being at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) and sustainable transportation solutions domain, EcoTranzit, a trailblazing Qatari enterprise, has made significant strides in securing intellectual property rights for an extensive array of electric cars and buses, in collaboration with its esteemed international partners.This pivotal move serves as the initial stride in the establishment of a comprehensive industry encompassing both lightweight and heavyweight electric vehicles, proudly bearing the VIM brand. In line with this vision, the company has already commenced investments in assembly plants and preliminary production lines, while laying out strategic plans to further cultivate a semi-integrated industry in the near term.EcoTranzit aims to forge ahead by establishing the inaugural regional centre in collaboration with pertinent authorities, dedicated to the certification of EVs. This esteemed certification centre will diligently verify that electric cars and buses conform to worldwide specifications while upholding Gulf standards, thereby bestowing them with the appropriate accreditation certificates.EcoTranzit’s foray into the realm of eco-conscious transportation solutions stands as a momentous leap forward within the Qatari and Gulf markets. The company presents state-of-the-art technologies and innovative designs tailored for public, private, and commercial transportation needs.EcoTranzit has made substantial investments in EV infrastructure and complementary technological systems to offer holistic solutions for the electric transportation ecosystem. Presently, the company engages in the production of diverse public buses, the assembly of electric cars, as well as the provision, installation, and operation of electric chargers and associated technological solutions.EcoTranzit chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani said: “We are thrilled to embark on this remarkable and vital venture within our beloved nation through the introduction of these innovative electric vehicles. Our paramount objective is to redefine the realm of intelligent mobility by offering environmentally conscious vehicles that seamlessly integrate contemporary design, top-notch specifications, and practical models suitable for diverse applications.”Every vehicle provided by EcoTranzit is equipped with cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art batteries boasting intelligent charging systems, and a diverse array of sophisticated information and communication systems.These cars encompass extensive safety measures and intelligent electronic connectivity systems, streamlining the charging process with compatible devices. All vehicles meticulously adhere to global and Gulf standard specifications, ensuring top-notch quality and performance.
Qatar Charity honors nurses at Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Center
To celebrate International Nurses Day, Qatar Charity (QC) honoured the nursing staff at Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Center by presenting them with roses in recognition of their efforts in the health sector.QC's Community Centers Department head Hind al-Riyashi said the step comes within the framework of activating social responsibility within the Qatari society to support workers in the health sector and all other sectors, in appreciation of what they provide to serve the local community.She also thanked the management of the Fahd Bin Jassim Kidney Center for their constant co-operation with Qatar Charity.For her part, the responsible nurse at Fahd Bin Jassim Center, Wafaa Ali Ahmed, said: "The event was wonderful, especially as it is a gesture of gratitude. We were pleased with this simple gesture, but it has a great meaning. Thank you to Qatar Charity for its constant interest in the local community, especially the medical staff."