Workshop on traditional arts
June 15 2014 12:34 AM
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Workshop on traditional arts

The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, Arts Studios is presenting the ‘Prince’s School of Traditional Arts’ workshop on June 16-29 at Katara building 19.
The workshop would focus on the different forms of Islamic Arts including geometric decorations, besides the manuscript decorations and biomorphic floral design.
Participants will also get an introduction to the different forms of decorative Arabic calligraphy.

Man convicted

The Criminal Court has sentenced an Asian expatriate worker to one month jail term and a fine of QR5,000 for stabbing a colleague and injuring him, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported .
The accused and his colleague were working at farm at Abu Nakhla area, where the accused used to ask the injured to do various tasks for him, including preparing his meals. One day, the accused became furious as his colleague did not prepare his meal at the required time, and stabbed him with a knife, causing the victim to injure his hand.

Call to set
up forensic
medicine centre at HMC


Dr Mohamed Salem, senior consultant of general surgery has called for setting up a specialised centre for forensic medicine with international standards at HMC, reports local Arabic daily Al-Sharq.
He noted that the centre must be part of the medical services of the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
Dr Salem also referred to the shortage of doctors specialising in forensic medicine.
He stressed that Qatar must increase the number of citizens engaged in this field as it is an important discipline of medicine for justice and public benefit.
Dr Ahmed al-Olfi, a pharmacist, said that the medical sector in HMC has improved  significantly in the last five years.
He remarked that this must be complemented by the expansion of the anatomy section considering the increase in the  population of Qatar.
There is an ongoing fruitful co-operation between the HMC, the forensic medicine  department of the MoI and the centre for legal and judicial studies in the Ministry of Justice where training and  workshops are organised for forensic medicine and the medical examiners, he added.

Network performance faces ‘streaming frenzy’ challenge

Network performance in Qatar and in other countries may be challenged because of the “FIFA World Cup 2014 streaming frenzy”, a new report has shown.
Viewing figures for the 2014 World Cup are expected to be very different from that of any other year due to the proliferation of mobile devices and the reliance on connected mobile devices seems certain to
increase, it said.
“Qatar will be no exception to this rule. This year Brazil will play host to a ‘mobile’ World Cup,” points out Steve McCaffrey, senior vice-president (EMEA), Arris. In fact, it is estimated that 63% will watch on computers, 23% using smartphones, and
25% with tablets.
The ongoing World Cup 2014, the report cited is a “fantastic example” of how our consumption of both data and content is changing. Major sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics are quickly becoming, first and foremost, digital events.
Yarob Sakhnini, regional director at Brocade Communications, said that while this was fantastic news for football fans, the rise in consuming media through portable devices did raise a challenge for those tasked with ensuring a high-level of network performance.
“IT teams will be all too familiar with the impact that large numbers of employees streaming video can have on the business, with 42% of IT professionals stating that popular events such as the Olympics or World Cup negatively impact their network’s performance, according to research done by GFI
software,” he said.
With millions of eyes watching every kick, every tackle, every goal and every minute of play and re-play, the World Cup looks set to become the ultimate network trial, reflecting the challenge businesses face. In seeking to deploy new and evolving technologies like cloud, Big Data, machine-to-machine communications, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and seamless mobility they must avoid scoring an “own goal”. Increasing pressure on networks which, all too often, are still reliant on outdated technology, is proving a significant road-block to success.
In many places, networks are fundamentally the same as those built 20 years ago, which were designed for a relatively small number of desktop PCs. The huge number of ‘connected things’ - from tablets and smartphones to wearable technology and self-driving cars - that make up today’s world, demand a
different approach.
“The network we have today was simply not designed for this brave new world. A smarter, more flexible approach will be needed as the data volumes associated with events such as the World Cup increasingly become the norm for everyday business,” it said.
To support this kind of demand sporting arenas and organisers are becoming leading examples of best practice in the development of IT infrastructures that are super-scalable but totally bullet-proof.
“By using the World Cup as an opportunity to learn about the strength of the networks, businesses in Qatar can use the next few weeks as a valuable opportunity and help make sure that, for future World Cups, the only cause of anxiety will be the penalty
shoot-outs,” the report said.

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