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Twitter Talks Football ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar

A new study brings insights into online perceptions surrounding the tournament 53M football-related Tweets recorded year-to-date 08, June 2022: With football fever already underway in the MENA region and around the world ahead of this year’s FIFA World Cup Qatar, Twitter conducted on-the-ground research to understand what people are thinking about in relation to the tournament. Working with GWI, Twitter talked to over 12,000 people across 12 markets including MENA.  With 53M football-related Tweets recorded so far this year, football proves to remain a hot topic on the platform in MENA, and will only continue to be as the World Cup draws closer. Over 261 Million people on Twitter follow at least one major football content contributor or speaker reflecting the potential value of brands engaging with audiences ......read more

Crazy Dunkers Wow Doha Audience at Mall of Qatar

DOHA, QATAR: June 2, 2022: As part of its entertainment shows, Mall of Qatar is hosting the Crazy Dunkers until the 4th of June to amaze Qatar's audience with never-seen-before acrobatic slam stunts. The Crazy Dunkers are known worldwide as the leading professional acrobatic basketball slam dunk team. They have been entertaining crowds through amazing performances at big events, from the NBA Europe games to the Olympic games in Athens, Beijing and London. Visitors to Mall of Qatar will have a fond memory of amazing performances of the Crazy Dunkers who will be entertaining them with 3 shows daily as of 5pm until the 4th of June.   The worldwide leaders of acrobatic dunk are always innovating and introducing new stunts to surprise their audience on each stage to make every show a unique experience for the ......read more

The World's Tallest Stack of M&M's® just got higher

20 April 2022 – Over the past couple of years, Guinness World Records™ witnessed an exceptional interest in the world record title of Tallest stack of M&M's®, which has just been topped up by an additional piece to become 7 in total, as achieved by Ibrahim Sadeq, a 29 years old from Iraq. In a video of unbelievable gravity-defying way, Sadeq was able to stack the 7 chocolate sweets on top of each other in no more than 2 minutes. An attempt that took so much more to be achieved by the previous record holders over the years. “I am using a mix of mind and body focus but people usually define it as a gravity defying act,” said the Iraqi national from his hometown in city of Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar Governorate in Iraq. Sadeq is the current record holder for the Most eggs balanced on the back of hand, an ......read more

Minnesota Family Reaches New Heights with Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records reveals the world’s tallest family is an average of 203.29 cm tall      April 14, 2022:  The Trapp family from Duluth, Minnesota has achieved the Guinness World Records title for tallest family. The family is an average of 203.29 cm (6 ft 8.03 in) tall.   The heights of each family member measure at:  • Kristine Trapp, mother: 191.2 • Scott Trapp, father: 202.7 • Savanna Trapp, daughter: 203.6 • Molly Steede, daughter: 197.26 • Adam Trapp, son: 221.71   “I love saying I’m the shortest person in the world’s tallest family at 191.2 cm!” joked Kristine.    They also joke that they are easy to find in a group of people; “just look up.”   Scott and Kristine ......read more

Mondrian Doha and Fire Station Collaborate to Accelerate Qatar's Budding Arts Scene'

The new partnership will offer local artists the platform to showcase their talent and creative artworks  Doha, Qatar – 13,  April 2022: Mondrian Doha, Doha’s leading luxury hotel that celebrates fashion, art, culture, and music, collaborated with Fire Station on their ‘Artists in Residence’ programme for a cultural initiative dedicated to supporting Qatar’s eclectic art scene. The collaboration was officially inaugurated through an art exhibition titled “Metaphoric growth” and aims to promote the artistic works of Qatar talents.  The launch of the first of a series of exhibition was held at Mondrian Doha’s Frozen Forest Lobby Lounge on Wednesday, 6th April in attendance by representatives from Fire Station and Mondrian Doha as well as members of local media and ......read more

Hisense debuts Laser TV L9G at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw; Offering a Glimpse of the Football Home Experience

Dubai, UAE – 12 April, 2022: Following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw, Hisense, the Official Sponsor of this quadrennial tournament, has outlined plans to provide regional football fans with hyper-realistic stadium-like at-home viewing experiences through the comfort of their home during the largest international sports event, which is taking place from November 21st until December 18th. During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw, Hisense unveiled the regional debut of its super smart 100L9G TriChroma Laser TV – the brand’s latest large-screen from the groundbreaking TriChroma Laser TV series. Significant figures that attended the substantial event included, H.H. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatar, Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Abdullah Al Farhan Al Saud, Fatma Samoura, ......read more

Mondrian Doha and Fire Station Collaborate to Accelerate Qatar's Budding Arts Scene

The new partnership will offer local artists the platform to showcase their talent and creative artworks  Doha, Qatar – 11  April 2022: Mondrian Doha, Doha’s leading luxury hotel that celebrates fashion, art, culture, and music, collaborated with Fire Station on their ‘Artists in Residence’ programme for a cultural initiative dedicated to supporting Qatar’s eclectic art scene. The collaboration was officially inaugurated through an art exhibition titled “Metaphoric growth” and aims to promote the artistic works of Qatar talents.  The launch of the first of a series of exhibition was held at Mondrian Doha’s Frozen Forest Lobby Lounge on Wednesday, 6th April in attendance by representatives from Fire Station and Mondrian Doha as well as members of local media and ......read more

2022 MotoGP World Championship to be Hosted in Qatar

The action-packed event will run from March 4 - 6, 2022, and will feature the only night race of the 2022 MotoGP™ World Championship The 2022 MotoGP™ World Championship is set to take place 30km outside of the capital city of Doha, Qatar, in the state-of-the-art Lusail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC). Fans will have the unique opportunity to experience the thrilling action at night, under the beaming floodlights of Lusail International Circuit. The community-friendly event offers complimentary access to children under the age of 12 to partake in the various activities planned for March 4. In addition, the Title Sponsor of the event, Qatar Tourism, has organised a number of live musical performances, as well as several family-oriented activities and games, that will take place alongside the races on Friday and Saturday, 4 and ......read more

QIC Sponsors Katara International Arabian Horse Festival 2022

Doha, 3 February 2021: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is once again the Platinum Sponsor of Katara’s International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF) organized by Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) in co-operation with Qatar Equestrian Federation, Qatar Racing, Equestrian Club and Qatar Foundation under the patronage of His Highness the Amir.  The sponsorship comes in continuation of the role QIC Group has been playing in supporting Qatar’s outstanding role in hosting local and international events across sports, tourism and culture.  Commenting on the festival sponsorship, Mr. Salem Khalaf Al Mannai, Group CEO of Qatar Insurance Group said: “QIC Group is delighted to be sponsoring the second edition of Katara International Arabian Horse Festival. We are committed ......read more

Aspire Academy Global Summit on Sports Performance Returns with Top Stars and Experts from Football and Other Sports

December 04, 2021: Doha, Qatar:   Aspire Academy is hosting the  7th Edition of its annual Aspire Academy Global Summit for football performance and Science virtually on Thursday (December 2), under the theme :‘Aspire Fellows Meet Other Sports’.  The aim of the summit is to explore the possibilities of exchanging ideas between football and other sports on trainings, competitions and athletes.  Leading football experts including former Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger and Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup-winner Andrea Pirlo will share their expertise, experiences and football philosophy during the live 30-minute interviews. Wenger, a world-renowned figure of authority on all football matters, is currently Chief of Global Development at FIFA. The Frenchman is best known as the most successful ......read more

Qatar Post Launches the Official Stamp for FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™

Doha, Qatar - 30, November 2021: Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has announced the launch of the official stamp for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™. This comes as part of the signed agreement between Qatar Post and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), under which Qatar Post is designated as the official licensee for commemorative stamps for the tournament. This edition was revealed at a special ceremony held at Arab Postal Stamp Museum hall in Katara on 29 November. The FIFA Arab Cup™ tournament will be hosted from 30th November to 18th December 2021 in some of the stadiums that will host the FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar in 2022, offering fans the chance to experience the football tournament ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The event is set to host 16 teams, ......read more

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Preparations are the Best-Ever, FIFA President tells QF's Education City Speaker Series

One-year countdown discussion explores social, cultural, and economic legacy of the tournament – as QF announces new inclusive sport partnership with FIFA Foundation Kuwait, November 24, 2021: Qatar is more ready to host a FIFA World Cup™ than any nation in history and will deliver the “best World Cup ever”, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has told Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series as the build-up to the global sporting showpiece enters its final year. A virtual event held to mark the one-year countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – which kicks off on Monday, November 21, 2022 – heard how the tournament will create a cultural, social, and economic legacy for Qatar and the region, including through cruise ships that will act as ‘floating hotels’ for ......read more

QF, FIFA and SC Count Down to the FIFA World Cup™ Through Education City Speaker Series

FIFA President Gianni Infantino among speakers for virtual discussion one year away from FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ kicking off Doha, Qatar, November 22, 2021: As the countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ reaches the one-year mark, Qatar Foundation, FIFA, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy are teaming up to look at what the final phase of preparations will involve, and what the tournament will mean for the nation and the region – both as the footballing action unfolds, and after the last ball is kicked. A World Cup-focused edition of Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Education City Speaker Series will next week welcome Gianni Infantino, FIFA President; His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy; and Machaille Hassan Al-Naimi, ......read more

Records to Bounce, Flip and Soar for Guinness World Records Day 2021

Records up for grabs globally include:   • Pan Arab: Most single leg backward somersaults in 30 seconds - 12   • UK: Farthest backflip between two horizontal bars - 6 metres    • USA: Most double 'around the world' ball control tricks in one minute – 24 & Most sit-down football crossovers in 30 seconds (female) – 62   • CHINA: Fastest time to pull a car 50 metres walking on hands - 1 minute 13.27 seconds   • JAPAN: Most BMX time machines in 30 seconds...45     18, November 2021 - Guinness World Records today celebrates the eighteenth annual GWR Day. Celebrating the theme of Super Skills, record-breaking hopefuls from across the globe have put on a jaw-dropping display of dedication, persistence and ......read more

New Ninjamas Nighttime Bedwetting Underwear Helps Kids To Conquer The Night

November 17, 2021:  1 in 6 children* experience bedwetting and don’t know that nighttime underwear can have an immediate impact on their confidence and comfort.   While bedwetting is not always a medical concern and children normally grow out of it, it can contribute to feelings of embarrassment and stress for older children and their parents. It has been a difficult period for many children with homeschooling, lockdowns, and added anxiety in every household driven by COVID 19. While many parents think that bedwetting could indicate a regression in their children’s development as a result of their external environment, the reality is that bedwetting is more common than they think, and it is perfectly normal.   The NEW Ninjamas absorbent nighttime underwear is designed to help children conquer the ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Qatar Collegiate Programming Competition

Teams from three universities advance to the Arab regional competition November 02, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, hosted the first in-person Qatar Collegiate Programming Competition (QCPC). More than 50 students competed on 18 teams, including students from CMU-Q, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), Qatar University (QU), and Bright Future International School. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “We are delighted to welcome students from all over Qatar for a competition that challenges and expands their programming skills. Carnegie Mellon has one of the best computer science programs in the world, and we hope this competition will inspire young programmers in Qatar.”   CMU-Q faculty members Giselle Reis and Eduardo Feo Flushing organized the ......read more

TURKEY'S Rumeysa Gelgi is warded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Tallest Woman Living with a Height of 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in)

13th October 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi, is the Tallest woman living standing at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in). Rumeysa first achieved a Guinness World Records title back in 2014, aged 17 when she was awarded the title for the Tallest teenager living (female). Her tall stature is down to a condition called Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare condition which causes accelerated growth amongst other abnormalities including skeletal maturation. Since achieving the Guinness World Records title back in 2014, Rumeysa has felt it was important to use her platform for advocacy reasons to educate others about rare medical conditions such as her own.   Fast forward to 2021, aged 24, Rumeysa has been re-measured and confirmed as the ......read more

Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI

Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI: The Musical' at the London Coliseum in collaboration with co-composer and West End and Broadway star Nadim Naaman featuring as well Broadway star, Ramin Karimloo. Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East Doha, Qatar – 22 September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021. ‘Rumi’, based on a story about the 13th century philosopher and poet Rumi by Evren Sharma, follows Al Fardan and ......read more

Guinness World Records Verifies Oldest Identical Twins Ever

JAPAN’S Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are awarded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE for “Oldest identical twins ever (female)” and “Oldest identical living twins (female)” at 107 years 300 days old   September 22, 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, are the world’s Oldest identical twins (living and ever/female) at 107 years, and 300 days, as of Sep. 1st 2021.   Umeno and Koume were born on Nov. 5th 1913 as the eldest and second daughters in a family that lived in Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture. Of the 11 siblings, Umeno is the third and Koume is the fourth child. Twins family says they have described their childhood was just like a Japanese TV drama ......read more

Snoonu Becomes an Official Partner of Qatar Stars League and Al Arabi Sports Club

In line with the company’s commitment to the sports industry in Qatar, Snoonu kicks off two ambitious partnerships with Qatar’s top-level football league and prominent football team. 19, September 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Doha-based e-commerce startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce two partner agreements concluded with Qatar Stars League and Al Arabi Sports Club. The partnerships will see Snoonu becoming the official delivery partner of the two top-level sports entities in Qatar. As Qatar’s Stars League official partner, the company will place its logos on the stadiums’ LED and background screens, and is also planning to sell its branded beverages in all games’ venues, amongst other collaborations. “We are incredibly honoured to become the official partner of Qatar Stars League, the ......read more

West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and co-composer Nadim Naaman will head the cast for the premiere of 'Rumi: The Musical' at the London Coliseum

West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and co-composer Nadim Naaman will head the cast for the premiere of ‘Rumi: The Musical’ at the London Coliseum Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East   Doha, Qatar – 16, September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021. ‘Rumi’, based on a story about the 13th century philosopher and poet Rumi by Evren Sharma, follows Al Fardan and Naaman’s 2018 debut ‘Broken Wings’, which ......read more

World Cup Qatar 2022: Dates, Schedule, and Qualifiers

August 31, 2021:  Unusually, the world cup is right around the corner despite the Euros having only just concluded. 32 teams are set to compete in Qatar for the world cup in 2022, though there will be some slight adjustments to the usual scheduling that fans are used to. With Euro 2020 being delayed to 2021, there’s now a gap year between the two tournaments. Though, it’s a little more than a year, as the world cup will take place in the winter months, starting on the 21st of November at the Al Bayt stadium. The opening fixture will feature Qatar - a nation that has never qualified for a world cup since its independence in 1971. This won’t just be a unique experience for the Qatar national team, but also for football fans across the world. No middle eastern country has ever hosted the world cup before, so ......read more

Fahad Badar Succeeds in Reaching the Top of "Broad Peak" Mountain

8,047 meters above sea level in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan Doha, Qatar - July 29, 2021: Fahad Abdulrahman Badar, a Qatari climber seeking adventure and thrill among the highest mountain peaks, and a pioneering bank executive, achieved yet another daunting sporting achievement as he succeeds in accomplishing the mean feat of climbing the peak of Broad Peak, which is 8,047 meters above sea level in the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan. Broad Peak is one of the most difficult peaks of the Pakistani "Karakoram" mountain range (whose name refers to the width of the summit), the 12th highest peak in the world, which is located on the border between China and Pakistan. Fahad Badar began preparing for this difficult expedition immediately after his winter trip in January 2021, during which he was able to ......read more

Skybox61 the Ultimate Destination for Sports Enthusiasts Gets Ready to Welcome the UEFA and Wimbledon Championship Season

The newest and highest upscale sports lounge and restaurant in town will be offering guests an enjoyable experience filled with irresistible offers June 26, 2021, Doha, Qatar – Skybox61, the newest state-of-the-art sports lounge and restaurant, located on the 61st floor of Kempinski Residences & Suites in West Bay, now boasts 3 large projectors and 20 TV screens, bringing guests the latest UEFA league and Wimbledon championship action, from all over Europe. Both games will be showing at Skybox61 starting until July 11th.  Bookmark this spot if you wish to catch the latest worlds of both football and tennis, nestled in one of the highest and most prestigious spots in Doha. A combination of sophistication and casual makes this place unique and the first in Doha to host a non-conventional space to catch a game night ......read more

Festival City Sheds Light on Local Talents with an Exclusive In-Mall Live Art Exhibition

From June to August, local artists create and exhibit their paintings at the mall on the first floor West-South hallway   The art display is hosted under the umbrella of Doha Festival City’s ‘Qatar Unites Us’ CSR initiative  Doha, Qatar – 16, June 2021:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to bring a unique interactive art exhibition to promote local talents within Qatar community.   Committed to supporting Qatar’s artists, Festival City will offer local painters their own canvas to unleash their artistic talent live during the mall’s working hours, on the first floor West - South hallway. Once finished, the paintings will be displayed across the mall, allowing guests to enjoy their ......read more

Qatar SportsTech, a QDB Accelerator, Opens Applications for Second Cohort of EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator program

The EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator program’s second edition will prepare entrepreneurs for Qatar SportsTech’s Accelerator program, helping them to build their idea and gain traction  Applications for the 12-week part-time program will be open between June 6th and August 6th 2021     Doha, 14 June 2021:   Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), has announced that applications are now open for the second edition of its highly anticipated Pre-Accelerator program, EntelaQ. EntelaQ will prepare entrepreneurs, or startup teams residing in Qatar for QST’s upcoming fifth cohort of its Accelerator program set to be held in November 2021. EntelaQ is aimed at local entrepreneurs, nationals, or residents, with an innovative ......read more

Ogilvy PR Names Matt Buchanan as Global Head of Consumer PR

10, June 2021:   Ogilvy PR has appointed Matt Buchanan as its new Global Head of Consumer PR.  In this new role for the agency, Buchanan will report to Ogilvy PR’s Global CEO Julianna Richter and will lead consumer brand communications globally – evolving the go-to-market strategy, driving innovation, enhancing capability and overseeing multi-market consumer brand business. A 25-year brand communications veteran, Buchanan has run Ogilvy’s PR business in the UK since early 2019. He has more than two decades experience leading agencies specialising in consumer brand communication, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Prior to Ogilvy, Buchanan was the Managing Director of Havas’ award-winning agency One Green Bean, launching the agency into the London market in 2015 having run ......read more

Lebanese Amputee Athlete Breaks the Guinness World Records™ Title to Mark the Launch of GWR's Impairment Records Initiative

The initiative aims to make GWR more relevant and accessible to people with physical, intellectual and visual impairments around the world MENA: Longest static wall sit (female) – LA1 UK: Fastest accumulative time crossing the United Kingdom by tandem bicycle (male) - IS1  USA: Fastest 100 miles on a treadmill (female) - LA2 (not happening until July) 05, June 2021:   Darine Barbar, an inspirational amputee athlete who just made history by breaking the Guinness World Records™ title for Longest Samson's chair/static wall sit (female) achieving a total of 2 minutes, and 8.24 seconds.  Darine has an above knee left leg amputation and lost her leg at the age of 15 to bone cancer. She had another accident in 2013 when she broke her left hip where her amputation is and had to have ......read more

Memac Ogilvy names Till Hohmann as Chief Creative Officer for MENA

 Globally recognized Hohmann will oversee the region’s creative offering across Memac Ogilvy’s five core capabilities.  Till returns to Memac Ogilvy having led the group to being recognized as the region’s number one creative agency by Dubai Lynx in 2010.  Hohmann brings experience from leading markets, including London, Munich, Singapore, and others.   June 03, 2021:  Memac Ogilvy has named globally recognized creative Till Hohmann as its new Chief Creative Officer for the MENA region. Hohmann rejoins the agency, having served as its UAE Executive Creative Director from 2007 to 2010.    Hohmann will be responsible for uniting the group’s five core capabilities under one modern creative offering. He will be dedicated to sustainable and innovative growth for ......read more

Qatar SportsTech, A QDB Accelerator, Concludes Fourth Cohort of its Accelerator Program

10 innovative sportstech startups from 8 countries were accelerated as part of QST’s award-winning Accelerator Program Doha, 3 June 2021:  Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), is pleased to announce the successful completion of the fourth cohort of its Accelerator Program. The 10 accelerated startups include Field of Vision, ComeTogether, Stable Innovations, BBox Sports, Navbuddy, Juego Football, StretchSkin, NSAtech, Ai Abacus, Sentio Sports.  In line with the QDB’s mission to develop and diversify the private sector in Qatar, QST’s intensive three-month Accelerator Program supported 10 innovative startups from across the globe in accelerating their growth. Startups will also further develop their solutions in the industry in line with ......read more

Qatar SportsTech – A QDB Accelerator – Hosts Angel Investor Bootcamp, Encouraging SportsTech Industry Investment in Qatar

Led by David Stern, top sportstech investor, the bootcamp will bring together aspiring angel investors interested in exploring the sportstech market The workshop will provide valuable insights, investment decision-making and the latest in sports technologies    Doha, 20 May 2021:  Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), has announced the opening of applications for an Angel Investor Bootcamp to be held virtually on May 24th and May 25th, 2021.  In line with QDB’s mission to develop, grow and diversify Qatar’s private sector, QST initiated this bootcamp to further enhance sportstech startups in the country by empowering investors and driving interest towards the rapidly growing industry. QDB is committed to strengthening the economy of ......read more

Qatar SportsTech Selects 10 Innovative SportsTech Startups for the Fourth Cohort of its Accelerator Program

10 innovative startups specializing in the sportstech industry from 8 countries will be accelerated as part of QST’s award-winning Accelerator Program Finalists include 2 startups selected from QST’s EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator Program, the hub’s newest program that aims to develop the sports and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Qatar and prepare entrepreneurs for the Accelerator Program, by helping them build their idea and gain traction Doha, 12 April 2021: Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator and hub for pioneering sportstech companies, has announced the launch of the fourth cohort of its highly acclaimed Accelerator Program. Qatar SportsTech is founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), powered by Startupbootcamp (SBC), and supported by Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), Qatar Stars ......read more

Long Fingernails Break Guinness World Records™ Title Before Cut

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! COLLABORATE TO UPDATE TITLE AND NEW DISPLAY FOR LONGEST FINGERNAILS    April 07, 2021: Guinness World Records (GWR), in collaboration with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, unveils new measurements for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) at 733.55 cm (24 ft 0.7 in), held by Ayanna Williams (USA).  After cultivating them for nearly 3 decades, the Texas- native and record-holder cut her iconic nails to embark on a new chapter in her life.  The global authority in record-breaking achievements partnered with Ripley’s Believe it or Not! on Ayanna’s final nail measurements before her nail cutting procedure in Fort Worth, TX, USA.  Her record-breaking nails are now ......read more

ACS Doha Nets BE Basketball Partnership and Scores with Qatar National Team

Doha, Qatar – March 23, 2021:  With a mission to empower students through sports, ACS International School Doha hosted Qatar’s national basketball team player in a friendly game followed by a motivational session on the power of sports.  The session was hosted at ACS Doha’s state-of-the-art sports facility where Qatar team captain Mizo Amin took on the school’s basketball team, the Doha Wolves. ACS Doha has been inspiring students to stay active and continue applying the lessons they learn through sport to achieve success in their daily lives. It was held in line with the ethos of the school’s sport’s mantra ‘Awaken Your Wolf’, which focuses on teamwork, resilience and mindfulness. Mizo Amin, Captain of Qatar’s national basketball team, stated: “It makes me ......read more

Virtuocity ‘The Gaming Capital' sponsors Qatar's eSports Gaming Master Ahmad Al Meghessib

Virtuocity; one of Leisure’s parks at Doha Festival City, continues to expand its support to the eSports industry in Qatar   Doha, Qatar – 27 January 2020:  Virtuocity is pleased to announce that it has signed a sponsorship agreement with Ahmad Al Meghessib. This deal comes as part of Virtuocity’s commitment to maintain and expand its support to eSports communities in Qatar & the region. Virtuocity is keen to provide the eSports sector in Qatar & the region with the world’s latest technology and a unique experience. “Virtuocity will be the training ground for Ahmad Al Meghessib providing him the complete infrastructure that an athlete like him needs. With this collaboration we want to show the local community that you can build a professional career in eSports. Video games are ......read more

Pampers Introduces the First Diaper Designed for Nighttime Wetness Protection and Un-interrupted Sleep

Pampers Night range includes the softest diapers with trusted leakage performance for overnight protection.   January 25, 2021:   Sleep is crucial for babies’ development and well-being. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers with superior overnight dryness to provide skin comfort with leak protection so your baby can enjoy uninterrupted sleep time. Pamper night is the first diaper in the region specially designed with enhanced sleeping layer for all around Nighttime Wetness Protection. It’s super-absorbent German technology pulls wetness and mess away from baby’s skin for maximum comfort and the “air-dry channels” ensure breathable dryness so your baby sleeps soundly throughout the night. Karim ......read more

Mondrian Doha to Host Exclusive Art Exhibition by Sara Al Thani

December 12, 2020:  Eight original paintings will be showcased as part of Sara Al Thani’s ‘Collide a Thought’ Solo Exhibition in EllaMia’s hallway until December 17th, inviting guests to draw inspiration and explore the complex ideas behind Sara Al Thani’s expressive art Mondrian Doha continues to support Qatar’s arts and culture scene reiterating its commitment to empowering local artists  10 December 2020, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Collide a Thought’ exhibition, by renowned Qatari painter and sculptor Sara Al Thani. The exhibition will officially open on December 9th and will run until December 17th.  Sara Al Thani is a Qatari artist with an ......read more

AFC Asian Cup 2027: Qatar Football Association delivers on the Government Guarantee Requirements

Doha – 28, November 2020:  The Qatar Football Association (QFA) handed over the third part of its bid to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027. This section of the file includes the delivery of a government guarantee that is compatible with the AFC’s requirements for a successful bid. The government guarantees pledged by the State of Qatar is a commitment to meeting all regulatory conditions for hosting the tournament to the high standards that the QFA aims to achieve. The pledge fulfils the approved schedule laid out by the Asian Football Confederation, the game's ruling body on the continent. This commitment is part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, which promotes the advancement of the country's capabilities in all fields, with the help of massive investment in the coming years – already evident from ......read more

Police Rockstone Wallet and Card Case

PA40141WLBK POLICE ROCKSTONE BLK/BLU WALLET PA40142WLBK POLICE ROCKSTONE BLK WALLET CARD CASE   October 27, 2020:    The POLICE DNA is all about freedom. A brand that has its finger on the fashion pulse, the accessories from POLICE are not just fleeting cursory fashion moments, they are the choices of a generation that is fearless when it comes to letting its voice be heard. To be subversive, bold and authentic in a world living vicariously through social media filters, zoom meeting and hashtags is a revelation in itself. Celebrating this unique and brazen spirit is the new collection of wallets and small leather goods from POLICE.    Debuting this November, POLICE ROCKSTONE is an exclusive and sophisticated wallet fashioned in the classic colours of black and blue. Utilitarianism is the mood ......read more

Qatar SportsTech Selects 10 SportsTech Startups for the Third Cohort of its Accelerator Program

10 startups from 6 countries were selected amongst 1640 scouted startups to join the three-month intensive Accelerator Program   Doha - 20, October 2020:  Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator and hub for innovative sportstech companies, has announced the selected sportstech startups who will join the third cohort of its highly anticipated Accelerator Program.  QST is initiated by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), powered by Startupbootcamp (SBC), and supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Qatar Stars League (QSL), beIN Media Group (beIN), Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), Aspire Zone Foundation (Aspire), MBK Holding and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI).  10 sportstech startups from 6 countries joined the Accelerator Program on the 27th of ......read more

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