Man fined QR 8,000 for causing traffic accident and running away from the scene

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07 Nov 2017 – 13:59

Man fined QR 8,000 for causing traffic accident and running away from the scene

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The Peninsula Online

Doha: A young man was punished by the court of first instance for committing a traffic accident, causing injury to a person, and running away from the scene.

He was fined separately for both, causing the injury and also for escaping from the scene, reported Al Sharq daily.

The prosecution brought the young man to trial on charges of violating the safety of the victim due to his mistake and running away from the accident scene. The prosecution said in the court that this was due to negligence, carelessness, lack of care and disregard of laws and regulations, causing injuries and driving a vehicle to endanger the lives of people and money.

The court sentenced him in absentia with a fine of QR 3,000 for causing wrongful injury and a fine of QR 5,000 for the charge of escaping from the scene. He was not present during the sentencing.

Later when the accused objected to the fine, the court dismissed the same as he was not present during the judgement. Code of Criminal Procedure states that the absence of accused, without an acceptable excuse, in any of the judicial sessions specified for the hearing of the case, is not allowed and any opposition thereafter is not allowed.


Source  :  The Peninsula

Qatar Airways celebrates launch of services to Turkey’s Adana

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07 Nov 2017 – 8:54

Qatar Airways celebrates launch of services to Turkey’s Adana

Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Turkey, Salem bin Mubarak Al Shafi, and Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ehab Amin, with other dignitaries at Adana Airport welcoming Qatar Airways flight.

The Peninsula

Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of scheduled services to Adana following the arrival of its inaugural flight from Doha to Turkey’s fifth-largest city. Flight QR438 touched down at Adana Airport at 11:25, where a welcome ceremony attended by airport and government officials, together with local dignitaries took place.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Ehab Amin, led a high-profile delegation on the inaugural direct flight from the airline’s five-star hub, Hamad International Airport, Doha, and was greeted by Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Turkey, Salem bin Mubarak Al Shafi; Governor of Adana, Mahmut Demirtaş; Assistant Governor of Adana, Mustafa Yavuz; State Airports Authority Adana Airport Chief Manager, Ahmet Bülbül as well as other VIPs and government officials.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to launch our first direct service to Adana, a much-anticipated addition to our expanding global network. Turkey remains one of our key target areas for growth and we have identified Adana as an important Turkish destination to include in our expedited expansion plans.”

Ehab Amin said: “With the launch of this new service, we look forward to strengthening our ties with Turkey even further, and are delighted to be able to connect even more Turkish citizens to more than 150 global destinations via our five-star hub in Doha.”

Adana Airport Chief Manager Ahmet Bülbül said: “We are thrilled to welcome Qatar Airways flights to Adana, connecting passengers to destinations all over the world and enabling us to welcome the world to Adana. The State Airports Authority and Adana Airport Chief Management give Qatar Airways our full support and together we look forward to a successful future.”

Adana, located at the crossroads of Anatolia and the Middle East, is one of the most populous cities in Turkey. Qatar Airways has successfully operated service to Turkey for 13 years. The airline began services to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport in 2004, marking Qatar Airways’ first destination in Turkey. Since then, due to tremendous passenger demand, the airline has been steadily increasing its number of flights to the country.

The airline operates three daily flights between Doha and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport, 10 weekly flights between Doha and Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and daily flights between Doha and Ankara. Qatar Airways will operate three times weekly to Adana, bringing the total number of flights operated by the airline to Turkey to 41 per week.

The Doha-Adana route is operated by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. The introduction of three weekly belly-hold flights to Adana will provide efficient connections for garment and textile businesses in the city to the Middle East, Asia and India via Qatar Airways Cargo’s state-of-the-art Doha hub. Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers twice weekly Airbus A330 freighters to Istanbul and 38 weekly belly-hold flights to airports in Istanbul and Ankara. With the new addition of Doha-Adana-Doha route, the cargo carrier aims to increase its market share in Turkey.


Source  :  The Peninsula

Qatar Airways to acquire 9.61% Cathay Pacific stake

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07 Nov 2017 – 9:00

Qatar Airways to acquire 9.61% Cathay Pacific stake

The Peninsula

Qatar Airways announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (Cathay Pacific), being approximately 9.61% of the total issued share capital. Completion of the transaction is to take place later today in Hong Kong.

Investment in Cathay Pacific further supports Qatar Airways investment strategy which already includes 20% investment in International Airlines Group (IAG), 10% investment in LATAM Airlines Group and 49% investment in Meridiana said the company in statement.

Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker praised this financial investment in Cathay Pacific which is a fellow Oneworld member and is one of the strongest airlines in the world, respected throughout the industry and with massive potential for the future.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including St. Petersburg, Russia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Canberra, Australia and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based airline offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 180 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of 140 wide-body aircraft. The airline offers exceptional service and world-beating products on the ground and in the air – including its multiple award-winning long-haul Business Class.

Source  :  The Peninsula

Russian integrator of communication equipment to hold technical seminar in Ferghana

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Russian integrator of communication equipment to hold technical seminar in Ferghana

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( — A technical seminar on operational and technological communication systems for the oil and gas, chemical and energy sectors of Uzbekistan will be held in Ferghana on 8 November 2017.

The organizers of the event will talk about importance of operational and technological communication and warning systems in the field of industrial safety, present an industry review with an analysis of current trends and prospects for market development, and share experience in implementing projects to introduce radio communication systems at Russian enterprises.

The participants of the seminar will get acquainted with the Viking radio communication line of the Russian manufacturer “Communications”, which is designed specifically for work at the plant, taking into account active telephone load and the ability to react quickly.

In addition, the audience will familiarize themselves the latest technical capabilities of industrial communication equipment, using the example of the DS-6 system manufactured by Neumann Elektronik.

Applications for participation in the seminar have already been submitted by representatives of the largest manufacturing enterprises of the Ferghana Valley, including Ferghana Refinery, Kuvasai Cement, Quartz, Farg’onaazot, Fargona Kimyo Zavodi and others.


Source  :  UzDaily

President approves measures to liberalize foreign trade activities

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President approves measures to liberalize foreign trade activities

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( — President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On measures for further liberalization of foreign trade activity and support to business entities”.

The document established procedure according to which, from 1 December 2017, legal entities and individuals freely choose at their discretion payment terms for foreign trade contracts, which they concluded.

Uzbek leader unified the terms for formation of overdue accounts receivable on foreign trade operations within 120 days from the date of export shipment for export and from the date of payment for import operations.

The exception will be the goods exported by the resident founders of Uzbekistan to enterprises abroad and members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan to trade and investment houses of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as imported under contracts concluded within the framework of projects implemented in accordance with the decisions of the President and the Cabinet of Ministers.

Legal entities and individuals are allowed to export goods, works and services for foreign currency without prepayment, opening a letter of credit, issuing a bank guarantee and having a policy on insurance of an export contract against political and commercial risks.

At the same time, customs clearance for export, with the exception of the commodities specified in the annex to the resolution, as well as goods exported on the basis of the invoice, is carried out without reference to settlements in the Single Electronic Information System for Foreign Trade Operations (SEISFTO).

In order to create favorable conditions for exporters, the document provides business entities with the right from 1 December 2017 to export goods (excluding specific goods), works and services without concluding an export contract, invoices with information in the SEISFTOafter 100% prepayment to accounts of exporters in banks of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

At the same time, separate rules of exports of fresh fruit and vegetables, grapes, melons, legumes, and dried vegetables and fruits, individual requirements are set in accordance with the law.

Exports of goods, works and services can be carried out only if the business entity does not have overdue accounts receivable on previously performed export operations.

At the same time, the exporter retains the right to export goods, works and services on the terms of advance payment, the opening of a letter of credit, and also with the guarantee of buyer’s banks or the policy of insurance of export contracts against political and commercial risks.


Source  :  UzDaily