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Today’s Buzz – 16 June, 2014

Citizens call for fresh licences to set up new car wash stations
A number of citizens and residents have urged the authorities concerned to grant fresh licences to establishments or individuals to set up new car wash facilities and end the “monopoly” witnessed in this business, local Arabic daily Arrayah has reported.
They said the existing car wash units attached to petrol stations were no longer sufficient to serve the growing number of vehicles in Qatar, the report states.
[Source: Gulf Times]

More Filipino maids to arrive in Qatar soon: embassy official
More Filipino housemaids will be deployed to Qatar in the coming months as the number of contracts being processed by the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Doha (POLO) has increased five times over the past few weeks, labour attache Leopoldo De Jesus has said.
From an average of 15 contracts per day, POLO now receives at least 70 to 75 contracts of housemaids for verification and processing. These workers have been recruited by Qatari families who are willing to pay the minimum $400 monthly salary set by the Philippine government for domestic workers.
[Source: Gulf Times]

Qatar seeks to unify prices of daily items
Qatar has suggested that the prices of several consumer items of daily use be made uniform across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
If accepted, the proposal could mean a reduction in the rates of many of these items since they are costlier in Qatar.
The list is to be soon posted on a GCC website that is being launched with the aim of raising consumer awareness in the region.
[Source: The Peninsula]

Plan to set up centre for personalised medicine
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), in partnership with the US-based Duke University, has announced the development of a Hamad-Duke Centre for Personalised and Precision Medicine.
The centre, part of Qatar’s Academic Health System (AHS), will provide evidence-based care grounded in world-class research.
As a precursor to the joint initiative, HMC and Duke University, with whom HMC has a research-focused relationship, hosted the first Personalised and Precision Medicine Symposium, attended by senior officials from HMC, local AHS partners, AHS International Advisory Board, and other stakeholders.
[Source: The Peninsula]

Tickets on sale for Disney on Ice show
DISNEY ON ICE’S ‘Rockin’ Ever After’ will bring an all-star line-up of iconic Disney characters to the ice in a sensational live production in Doha.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, presented by the Qatar Tourism Authority and its Events Diary, OnQatar and brought to Qatar by Sport & Entertainment Solutions, this brand new spectacular event featuring scenes from Disney Pixar’s Brave, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, will visit the city from September 24 to 27, 2014, for eight performances at the Qatar National Convention Centre.
Tickets go on sale on Monday (June 16).
[Source: Qatar Tribune]

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