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Today’s Buzz – 11 June, 2014

‘Green’ construction norms goal of new QGBC initiative
The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster a standardised building management services culture within Qatar’s construction industry.
Under this agreement, QGBC – a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development – will gain access to CIBSE’s global network of building service engineers.
[Source: Gulf Times]

Call for strategy to prevent spread of diseases in public hospitals’ reception areas
Public hospitals should devise a strategy to mitigate the undesired consequences of overcrowding in its patient reception areas to avoid any potential spread of contagious or seasonal diseases, members of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) urged yesterday.
“The design of public hospitals should be modified to allow a separation between the reception area for patients and the waiting areas of patients, who sometimes crowd the place for many hours, increasing the chances of spreading diseases among themselves as well as new clients of the hospital,” said Hamad Lahdan al-Muhannadi, CMC member.
[Source: Gulf Times]

Fourth report on human development in October
Preparations are being made to release Qatar’s fourth National Human Development Report in October, with a focus on Right to Development, the Minister of Development Planning and Statistics H E Dr Saleh Mohamed Salim Al Nabit said yesterday.
Eleven local and international experts will contribute to the report, he told a press conference on the sidelines of a seminar on the right to development.
[Source: The Peninsula]

Disney on Ice returns with new adventures
More than 40,000 people are expected to watch ‘Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After’ when the latest ice spectacular is held at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) on September 24-27.
The exhilarating new production features adventurous moments from Disney•Pixar’s Brave and Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Beauty and the Beast.
After last year’s sold-out success of Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic, Disney on Ice returns to Doha with this energetic new show, which uses the popular talent show trend as a vehicle to weave four stories together.
[Source: The Peninsula]

Expert praises Workers’ Welfare Standards at new Al Wakrah Stadium
THE first contractor to work with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy on the proposed host venue at Al Wakrah Stadium has been a ˜success story’ so far from workers’ welfare perspective, according to a leading expert who has been following developments in the country for seven years.
Silvia Pessoa is an associate teaching professor of English and Sociolinguistics at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He has tracked labour issues here since 2007 and is the co-author of the quantitative study on workers entitled, ˜A portrait of low-income migrants in contemporary Qatar’.
[Source: Qatar Tribune]

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