VCUarts Qatar to display Iraqi artists’ works
November 08 2017 12:10 AM

An exhibition titled ‘City Limits’ by emerging Iraqi artists Sajjad Abbas and Laith K Daer will take place at the Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) from today until December 9.
The opening reception will take place at 6pm today in the presence of the artists. ‘City Limits’ presents the works of Sajjad and Laith, artists and sometime collaborators who have developed their work in Baghdad, using the physical space and interactions within the city as a living organiser of how, and why, they work, according to a press statement.
“Choreography, graffiti and documented public installation experiments comprise the exhibition. There are small moments, filmed inside throwaway cars, and large questions, hung boldly on the façcade of buildings. In between pleas of not to shoot, accusations and confessions, is the sincerity of defiance, close close-ups and composed shots working not against, but in urgent, sustained opposition to silence,” the statement explained.
The opening hours are as follows: Saturday to Thursday – from 9am to 5pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Honda model recalled over safety fears
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Doha Marketing Services Company (Domasco), has announced the recall of Honda CBR 300R models of 2015-2016 over a fault in the connecting rod bearing.
The MEC said the recall campaign comes within the framework of its ongoing efforts to protect consumers and ensure that car dealers follow up on vehicles’ defects and repair them.
The MEC said that it will co-ordinate with the dealer to follow up on the maintenance and repair works and will communicate with customers to ensure that the necessary repairs are carried out.
The MEC has urged all customers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud Department through the following channels: Call centre: 16001, e-mail: [email protected], Twitter: @MEC_Qatar, Instagram: MEC_Qatar, MEC mobile app for Android and IOS: MEC_Qatar

Qatar chairs WTO committee meeting
Sheikh Ali bin Alwaleed al-Thani, director of Qatar’s office at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), chaired the meeting of the Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) committee and received wide support from WTO member-states, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce has announced.
In a statement, the ministry said that Sheikh Ali bin Alwaleed al-Thani chaired the WTO’s TRIMs meeting on Monday at the organisation’s headquarters in Geneva.
The meeting discussed remarks on the policies of some member-states in terms of imposing local components in the fields of investment, particularly energy and communications. The meeting also reviewed remarks on the new or amended legislation of member-states in line with the WTO regulations.
TRIMs supervises the implementation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures, which was negotiated during the Uruguay Round. The agreement stipulates that no member shall implement a prohibited measure in line with the provisions of Article 3 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

514 licences issued for sales and promos in October
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has issued 514 licences for sales and promotions for the month of October, according to the ministry’s monthly report.
The ministry said yesterday in the report that 105 licences were issued for sales, while for promotions 409 licences were granted.
Of those issued for promotional offers, 63 licences were granted for goods at shopping centres and stores, while 336 were granted for special offers.
The report noted that 10 licences were given to prize draws in October.

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