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Professionals of interpretation industry have an opportunity to enhance their skill- set with advanced insightful workshop organised by Translation and Interpretation Institute (TII), a part of College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

The initiative is part of ongoing translation education and interpretation development workshops which aim to facilitate one-of-a-kind instruction for advanced learning in the field of interpretation and translation industry.

As per Nabeel Rashid, the acting director of TII, the initiative aims to equip interpreters and professionals by preparing them for meeting future demands of the growing industry and the emerging markets.

The workshop is to be segregated in two sessions in January. One would be dedicated to ‘Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling’ and the other on the ‘Approaches to Translating Sports Documents’. The workshop sessions will be held at Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) building in Education City and will be conducted in both English and Arabic as primary medium of communication.

The first session on ‘Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling’ will take place from January 21st to 24th. The session will introduce professionals to the technique of intralingual and interlingual subtitling. Further the session will focus on specific formal and discursive features of subtitling, such as temporal and spatial constraints, timing, condensation, verbal and non-verbal cues, appropriate punctuation, positioning and segmentation.

The second session on ‘Approaches to Translating Sports Documents’, will take place from January 28 to 31. The session will focus on teaching participants techniques that are considered best practice among translators and editors in the sports sector. Moreover, attendees will also learn how to draft a sports translation revision report to further practice quality control in this field.

To learn more about the workshops and registration interested professionals may visit

Bolywood week at Shop Qatar

The first week of Shop Qatar 2018 has increased the expectations of the visitors of second week and the list of events suggests that they will not be disappointed.

The organisers have jam packed the second week of Shop Qatar, themed on Bollywood with the following exciting events.

A sensational performance by one of the renowned and highest paid singers in India, by Sonu Nigam on Friday at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). Tickets to the concert are available ranging from QR 50 to 1000 available at

You will not like to miss the glamorous Bollywood Fashion Show scheduled on Wednesday to witness the trending designer wear such as sarees, shalwar suits and lehengas and other fusion traditional wear from Indian subcontinent. The planned event is to have display of 100 designs including work of celebrity designers such including Vikram Phandis, Archana Kochar and Manish Malhotra at the show to be held on Wednesday at 7pm at Mondrian Doha. Reserve your seat and register online via

Pop-up shops will be one of the major attractions in the participating malls. The shops will be themed on Bollywood and will offer variety of stuff including fabric embroidery pop-up shop, bangles pop-up shop, cushion embroidery pop-up shop, and footwear making Pop-up shop and so on.

People can also visit 30 other pop-up shops at Mall of Qatar where products by local entrepreneurs, SMEs supported and incubated by Qatar Development Bank, are on display.

People looking for outdoor activity can visit the three-month Fun Fair extravaganza opens on Monday at Mall of Qatar in front of AlRayyan Hotel Doha. It will feature over 15 different activities such as paintball, a wind-tunnel, and a trampoline park.

The ongoing Souq Waqif Spring Festival is also offering 60 activities and more than 20 food stalls. Doha’s Souq Waqif shopping tours will also start this week with women’s tour on Thursday, men’s tour on Friday and family tour on Saturday.

And last but not the least, the second raffle draw will be held on Thursday, 9pm at Hyatt Plaza Mall in which a total of QR500,000 prizes will be given away to 13 lucky shoppers in addition to two winners of BMW cars.




The sixth Ooredoo Doha Marathon was organised to encourage people to run for noble causes concluded yesterday with Kenyan Chebii Collins Kiptarus and Rokhsareh Ramezani of England won the Full Marathon at the Ooredoo Doha Marathon.

The exciting event was organised by Qatar Airways, Sports Tourism Partner and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). It saw participation of more than 2400 people from all walks of life at Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

The marathon was divided into various sections from half marathon, full marathon, 10k, 5K, 3K, and 1k depending upon the age and gender.

As reported by Qatar Tribune, the competition saw participation of as many as 20 elite men and women from US, UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Spain and Portugal with majorly local participants at the race which has lately become the signature of the event.

Some of the top participants that glittered at the event were Sir Mo Farah, winner of the Great Scottish Run in 2017 Chris Thompson, Germany’s marathon record holder Arne Gabius, Turkey’s two-time Olympian Bekir Karayel, Michael Shelley and the 2014 Commonwealth Games marathon champion, Gemma Steel.

The marathon resulted were though unexpected in relation to the number of top participants in the event. Farah, the top athlete has to draw back due the pressure from his management company PACE, hence the top competitor was out before the start of half marathon.

History repeated itself as the men’s winning title was again bagged by a Kenyan runner Chebii Collins Kiptarus. In contrast to women sections that saw winning titles from various countries with Rokhsareh Ramezani topping the list.