|Qatar Academy organises Language Counts Week |
|DOHA QATAR Academy held its Language Counts Week recently. It was all about words, books and reading with some elements of bookmark- making.
The event, held annually to promote literacy and further strengthen the students' reading skills, culminated with the 'Dress-as-a-Word' parade where students and teachers came to school dressed as the word of their choice. Students were given free rein to choose the words that would best represent them and, on top of the usual football player and princess getups, American Indians, witches and even SpongeBob Square Pants marched alongside race car drivers and divers. Flowers were also in bloom together with strawberry which walked beside the colourful garden.
"It's nice to see words written in another language and how the students decided to interpret these words," said Deena al Alami, a parent, whose kindergarten daughter Sarah participated in the parade dressed as a witch.
|averda turns TEDx Education City into a fully sustainable event |
|DOHA THE recycling service for the recently held TEDx Education City, in Doha was offered by averda, the region's largest environmental solutions provider.
According to a press release issued by the company on Wednesday, averda's services assisted the one-day event to be billed as fully sustainable.
Featured at the event were five Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs), five averdaProshred consoles and an averdaProshred truck, in addition to averda's stand, at which the RVM was demonstrated, the release said.
The RVM represents a revolutionary and exciting new initiative allowing consumers to participate in 'doing good' through recycling, by delivering a simple message: recycle redeem reward. Consumers deposit select recyclables into the RVM in return for a voucher, which can be redeemed at various outlets.
averdaProshred is an onsite, confidential document shredding business and recycling service, which saves companies money and time while contributing positively to the environment, said the release.
|ICAI organises seminar on 2012 budget for India |
|DOHA THE Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Doha Chapter recently held a seminar on the India 2012 budget.
According to a ICAI press release issued on Friday, the seminar titled 'Highlights of the Indian Union Budget 2012 – Emphasis on Paradigm Shift in Taxation of Services', was delivered by President of Indian Merchants Chamber Bhavna Gautam Doshi.
Explaining the backdrop against which the 2012 Finance Bill was formulated, Doshi, who is a chartered accountant and a Senior Advisor at KPMG as well as a member of ICAI Central Council, said that three key economic parameters: GDP, foreign direct investment (FDI) and fiscal deficit together had a major influence on the provisions of the bill.
She said that while growth in 2011-12 had slowed down to 6.9 percent from 8.4 percent, fiscal deficit soared to 5.9 percent of GDP against estimated 4.6 percent.