The first edition of the Qatar Universities Handball League 2023 for men organised by the Qatar Collegiate Sports Federation (QCSF) from 12th to 22nd March was concluded at the Qatar University’s new sport Arena on Wednesday.In the event’s final day, Police Institute team claimed the first place and gold medals, University of Doha for Science and Technology won the runner-up place and sliver medals as the third place and bronze medals went to Qatar University.At the medal ceremony, the QCSF President, HE Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Naimi crowned the top three winners.The closing scene of Universities Handball League 2023 was also attended by senior officials and board members of the Qatar Collegiate Sports Federation (QCSF), along with representatives of Universities, participating teams and students.
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A four-storeyed structure in Mansoura, few metres behind the Lulu Express, B-Ring Road, collapsed today morning. The area has been cordoned off by Civil Defence, ambulances and police officials.A Mansoura resident from the area confirmed the incident to a local publication saying, "A part of the structure collapsed on to a three-storeyed structure right beside it. The whole area has been cordoned off and no one is allowed to enter the buildings."The Ministry of Interior tweeted that the Civil Defence teams and other relevant authorities were able to save the lives of 7 people as a result of the fall of a four-storey residential building in the Bin Derham area (central Doha), while one person who was inside the building died. Efforts are underway to ensure that no one is trapped inside the building. The relevant authorities are continuing their efforts to confirm the safety of those residing in the adjacent areas.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said investigation teams have begun working to ascertain the causes of the building collapse in the Bin Derham area of Central Doha yesterday, Qatar News Agency reported. One person was killed and seven others were injured in the collapsed that occurred around 8.30am yesterday.In an update late last night, the MoI said the search-and-rescue team was able to pull out two women alive. They were shifted to hospital for the necessary medical treatment.Also, preliminary investigations indicated that maintenance work was going on in the building at the time of its collapse. The relevant authorities have taken measures to ensure that the parties responsible for the maintenance work had the necessary permits and to determine whether their actions had any impact on the building’s collapse.Earlier yesterday, the Ministry of Interior announced that the Civil Defence and other relevant authorities rescued seven persons after the four-storied building in the Bin Derham area collapsed, while one person who was inside the building died. Efforts were under way to ensure that no one was trapped inside the building, an MoI statement said.Director of the MoI’s Public Relations Department Brigadier Abdullah Khalifa al-Muftah told QNA that the injuries were minor to medium in nature, and the survivors were receiving the necessary treatment. He also pointed to the continuation of search-and-rescue operations at the site.The official said specialised teams evacuated families from the adjacent buildings “as a precautionary measure” and transferred them to a hotel “where they were receiving appropriate psychological support from the Community Police”. Speaking to Qatar TV, Brigadier al-Muftah wished the victims a speedy recovery. He said the Civil Defence, Rescue Police (Al-Fazaa) and Traffic Police, along with ambulances, rushed to the spot soon after the incident was reported.Meanwhile, Commander of the Qatar International Search and Rescue Group Lt-Col Mubarak Sherida al-Kaabi told Qatar TV that the rescue operations were continuing and have already succeeded in saving seven survivors. “There is another group that the team is working on to secure their exit. The rescue team operating in the Bin Derham area is highly trained and was in Turkiye in February to help rescue those affected by the earthquake that struck southern Turkiye,” he noted.He added the search team sprung into action with the necessary equipment. The team uses an advanced set of equipment such as sensors and thermal cameras, in addition to trained dogs, to spot survivors.
Moments from the annual Qatar International Food Festival opened Saturday by Qatar Tourism at the newly-minted Al Sa’ad Plaza in Lusail Boulevard, in the presence of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Featuring delicacies from around the world, QIFF 2023 also has an area dedicated to Indonesian cuisine, in celebration of the Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture.
In celebration of the multiple motorsport events coming to Qatar in 2023, Qatar Airways held an event at Lusail Boulevard. Fans were entertained with special appearances from Qatari rally legend Nasser al-Attiyah, former Formula One driver David Coulthard, MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa and Red Bull drift car driver Abdo Feghali. The four stars raced down the strip with some daredevil acts on their speed machines.Shaji Kayamkulam
Giorgi hangs on to edge past Kanepi in Miami
Italy’s Camila Giorgi survived a near nightmare third-set collapse to edge Estonian Kaia Kanepi 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 7-6(4) in a marathon first-round match at the Miami Open on Tuesday.Giorgi appeared in complete control when she took a 5-0 third set lead but the veteran Kanepi refused to go away, erasing two match points to draw level at 5-5.Despite issuing 14 double faults and at one point throwing her racket in frustration, Giorgi stayed composed in the final set breaker, smacking a forehand winner on match point to end the three-hour, 32-minute slugfest.Giorgi will next face 14th-seeded Victoria Azarenka, who like the other 32 seeded players at the tournament received a first-round bye.Elsewhere, Belgian Elise Mertens brushed aside American Alycia Parks 6-1 6-4 to set up a second-round clash with eighth-seed Daria Kasatkina.Mertens, a three-time Grand Slam champion in doubles, put her net skills to good use to see off Parks and set up a meeting with the crafty Kasatkina.“She has a very good forehand and she can get a lot of balls back,” Mertens said of the Russian. “She’s number eight seed for a reason. I’m just going to try to focus on myself.” Canadians Rebecca Marino and Katherine Sebov, Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk and China’s Wang Xiyu were among the other first-round winners at the WTA 1000 event.Defending champion Swiatek pulls out of Miami OpenIga Swiatek has withdrawn from the Miami Open due to a rib injury, the world number one and defending champion said yesterday.Top seed Swiatek was due to begin her campaign against American Claire Liu in the second round today after being given a bye in the first round.“You know that in and after Doha I was struggling with a strong infection,” Swiatek said.“I was allowed to play, but a strong episode of tough cough led to a rib injury. We were trying to handle it and continue to play as long as it was safe for me. We were analysing the data in the last days and my doctor prepared my diagnosis.“Unfortunately, I’m still feeling a lot of discomfort and pain and I can’t compete.”Swiatek added that the injury would also keep her out of Poland’s Billie Jean King Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan in mid-April.“I will keep you updated about where I play next, because it depends on my process of recovering and the recommendation of my medical team,” Swiatek added.