Friday, August 31, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness

In the Pink -
October 19th

Ladies :)

What started out as an idea for a small gathering to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Awareness Organisation event 'In the Pink' has grown by huge proportions.

We already have around 30 ladies picking out something special to wear on the evening, be advised that we all have to wear a splash of pink. This is a great chance for us to raise awareness for a charity that works so hard to make a difference for those affected by breast cancer, I'm sure if we all think about it, we know at least one person who's life has been touched in some way by this.

Money raised by the nationwide (UK) day will help towards the funding of:

Online chat forums and a free helpline - a lifeline for many sufferers who often feel isolated by the disease

A service that matches people going through breast cancer with a trained volunteer who has already been through it

Courses such as the Younger Women's Forum or Living with Breast Cancer.

All of these services are free but are dependant on fund-raising campaigns such as 'In the Pink'

The cut off date for adding your name to the rapidly growing list is the 15th of September, so that we can be sure of numbers etc.

If you are interested, please contact myself on this email or mobile number 5905865 or Sam on - Mobile: 564-7374




See Also "Wear It Pink" link:

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Qatar Pets "New" Webpage

Webpage SiteMap:

Dear Dogs and Cats...:)
For Pet Owners in Qatar
Pet Forum
Adopt a Kitten or Cat
Adopt a Dog or Puppy
QL Pets and Animals Group
Qatar Living Website
Animal Quotes
Who am I?
To be placed VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - nose height

Dear Dogs and Cats,

The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in theslightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort.

Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years --canine or feline attendance is not required.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!
New Qatar Pets Webpage:
For Dog Photo Fun See Also:
(Note: borrowed the flying DoxieOne above from this groups pool of fun photo's - hope they don't mind!)
For Cat Photo Fun See Also:
(Note: borrowed the jamming cat with headphones in the record shop from this link where The Official Record Store Cats have been designed - maybe you'll see your cat breed there!)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Doha Debates

Qatar's unique forum for free speech
in the Arab world

September 5th, 2007 - Wednesday
(7:00 PM Seating & 7:30 PM Starts at Qatar Foundation, Education City)

Motion: 'This House believes it is time to talk to Al Qaeda.'

Torture Never Justified - May 28th , 2007
A majority of the audience at the last Doha Debate of the third series, held on May 28th, agreed that the use of torture is never acceptable, even under legal supervision.
58.4% of the audience rejected the motion 'This House believes that torture is only acceptable under legal supervision"...

President Bill Clinton
November 16th, 2005

Former US President Bill Clinton was the guest for the first Doha Debate Special, which was held in November 2005. The theme of the event was 'the demands of leadership' where President Clinton spoke with the students about his time in the White House.

Note: You can watch this event, see more information on this debate,
& others from past debates by going to the webpage (see below)
The Doha Debates are a public forum for dialogue and freedom of speech in Qatar. They are chaired by the internationally renowned broadcaster Tim Sebastian, formerly of the BBC's HARDTalk programme, and held in the headquarters of the Qatar Foundation in Doha each month during the academic year.

For the past three years, the Doha Debates have been providing a platform for serious discussion of the hottest issues in the Arab and Islamic worlds, striving to be both controversial and informative. They have gained a huge international following through their broadcast on BBC World - the BBC's international television channel.

The Doha Debates are modeled on the Oxford Union debates. A motion is presented to the 350-strong audience and two speakers argue on behalf of the motion and two speak against it. Tim Sebastian questions the speakers on their positions, then opens the debate to questions from the audience. Finally, the audience votes for or against the motion, based on the merit of the arguments they have heard. Our invited speakers are highly regarded academics, politicians, religious figures, government officials, policy experts and journalists from around the world.

The Doha Debates are hosted and funded by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development which is headed by Her Highness, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned, wife of the Emir of Qatar who is pioneering educational and social reform in Qatar.
Although a project of Qatar Foundation, the Doha Debates are independently run. The Doha Debates team retains full editorial control and is solely responsible for the content of the Debates and the speakers who are invited.

The audience of the Doha Debates is made up of people living or visiting Qatar who register for tickets via the Doha Debates website. About half the audience is comprised of university and senior high school students who study in Qatar but who come from a wide range of Arab countries and beyond.

To register for tickets, please go to, 'Attend The Debates'.

All info above from Webpage:

Note: Verified the Date/Time from the office manager of The Doha Debates via e-mail

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Doha Zoo


Tues - Ladies Only
Wed - Families Only
Fri - Gen Public Afternoon Only

Phone : +974 486 2610
Location : Salwa Road South, AL Furousiya Street

The Doha Zoo

The Doha Zoo lies just 15 minutes out of Doha city on the Salwa Road, in the industrial area near the Equestrian Club. Situated in 42 acres of lush gardens, the zoo houses over 1,500 animals covering some 150 species.

The zoo, divided into sections for each mammal species, with giraffes, lions, tigers, Oryx, elephants, baboons, zebra etc, is very well maintained and with the help of the trainers often have live shows. The collection of birds is quite impressive; they were brought in from all different parts of the world.

The zoological gardens, with plenty shade from the trees and children's playground, makes for an excellent family day out with a picnic. An information office, child care rooms and a restaurant are other facilities available. The entrance fees are QR2 for children below nine and QR5 for adults.

The New Zoo

The new zoo an extension of the current one, currently under progress, will cover an area of 72 hectares. Showcasing several rare and new animals, it has been designed to become an educational and entertainment centre for families. It will have special parks for children and families, a mosque, a craft village, Arab and African pre-historic exhibits, ecology exhibits, a tropical rain forest with special light and sound effects, an electronic museum for natural history, a centre for information and research and a marine world, among other facilities.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cinema Palace

Royal Plaza

3 Movie Halls/5 Movie Shows :


Hall 1 -

Shrek The Third (PG Comedy/Kids/Cartoon) 2:30 PM

Miss Potter (15 + Drama) 4:30 PM

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Emily Watson, Ewan McGregor

Matab Sinaee (PG 13 Arabic/Comedy) 6:30, 9:00 PM


Hall 2 -

Harry Potter 5 (PG 13 Adventure) 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 PM

Starring: Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Daniel Radclif


Hall 3 -

Shark Bait (G Cartoon) 12:00 Noon

Starring: Rachel Wood, Freddie Prinze Jr Im Chae-moo, Park Myeong

Spider-man (PG 13 Action/Adventure) 3:00 PM

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirssten Dunst, Thomas Haden, Topher Grace

Pirates of the Caribbean at World's End (15+ Action) 6:00 PM

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Geoffrey Rush

Live Free or Die Hard (15+ Action) 9:30 PM

Starring: Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Mary Elizabeth Winstead


Opening Ceremonies Thursday 08/02/07
Showed: Harry Potter
Return of the Oryx - Documentary
Matab Sinaee - Arabic
(man-made speed hump)

*Open to the General Public Friday 08/03/07

Phone Numbers: 413-0000, 413-1122
Mall Webpage:

Doha Movie Theaters - Movie Listings/Showtimes:
*Note: New Cinema Palace not listing on their webpage yet