KSrelief Distributes 370 Food Baskets in Pakistan’s Shangla District

Islamabad: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed 370 food baskets on Thursday in Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The aid benefited 2,590 individuals from the most vulnerable and needy groups in flood-affected areas, as part of the fourth phase of the Food Security Support Project in Pakistan 2024.

This initiative is part of a series of humanitarian and relief projects undertaken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through its humanitarian arm, KSrelief, aimed at assisting individuals in need and those affected by various crises.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Sadiq Khan Wins Third Term as Mayor of London

London, Labor party’s candidate Sadiq Khan has won a third successive term as mayor of London, helping to cement the Labor Party’s commanding lead over the governing Conservatives in local elections ahead of Britain’s national vote later this year.

Khan, who was first elected in May 2016, beat his Conservative rival Susan Hall after the results showed he had won 43.8% of the vote against 33% for the Conservatives’ candidate, Susan Hall.

The Labor Party came in first place with 1,140 seats, an increase of 185 seats over the previous elections, followed by the Liberal Democrats in second place with 521 seats, an increase of 104 seats, and the governing Conservative Party in third place with 513 seats, a decrease of 473.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Saudi, Pakistani Foreign Ministers Discuss Developments in Gaza

Banjul: Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah discussed today with Pakistani Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar developments in Gaza Strip and the efforts made in this regard.

During the meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the 15th session of the Islamic Summit Conference held in Banjul, The Gambia, the two ministers discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and explored avenues for further cooperation. They also addressed developments in the Middle East.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Winners of Qatar Social Responsibility Awards Announced

Doha: The organizing committee of Qatar Social Responsibility (CSR) Conference and Exhibition revealed the names of winners of Qatar CSR awards, highlighting that the awards included 24 diverse categories that covered most of economic sectors.

Public Works Authority (Ashghal) won the award of best initiative for social responsibility in the public sector for the program to support local manufacturers in infrastructure projects, with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry receiving an appreciation award in the same category in recognition of its efforts dedicated to lending impetus to social responsibility in Qatar, the organizing committee reported in a statement on Saturday.

The committee added that the award of best initiative in the non-governmental organizations sector went to the Innovation Cafe for the program of supporting the Qatari potential, noting that Qatar Cancer Society received an appreciation award for its total achievements in 2023.

Regarding the most innovative initiative, Weill Cornell Me
dicine won the award for Lifehub initiative that was launched during the Doha Expo, with the FMM – Facilities Management and Maintenance Company winning the award of the most comprehensive initiative pertaining to its diverse initiatives in sustainability, health, education, and workers well-being.

QNB Group won the award of best initiative in banking and financial sector, along with the environmental, social, and corporate governance enhancement program, the committee pointed out. It added that Ooredoo won the award for Doha Marathon in communications and information technology sector. Also, Aamal Services won the award devoted to the private sector regarding the summer program initiative for trainees, with Snoonu winning the award of best initiative in technology sector for “No Riders under the Sun” initiative.

Additionally, LuLu Group International won the award of the retail sector, with Al Baladi Holding receiving an appreciation award in this category, the committee said, highlighting that Bonocle won
the prestigious award for its initiative for first Braille-based education and entertainment platform for the visually impaired.

In health and transportation sectors, Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine (AMNM) won the award ahead of WELLKINS Medical Centre, which received an appreciation award, while Al Abdulghani Motors won the award after submitting the Rashfa initiative. Additionally, Sika Qatar won the Best Initiative in the construction sector award for the Green Building Initiatives, with Papercut Factory winning the best initiative in the industrial sector category.

Darwish Interserve Facility Management won the award for the facilities management sector, with the United Development Company (UDC Qatar) winning the award of best initiative in the real estate development sector for the environment and sustainability strategy on The Pearl Island.

The best initiative in the environmental sector went to Aqua Sports for the project to preserve and renew mangrove forests in Qatar, while Rayyan Wate
r won the award for the sustainable production program.

Regarding Tourism and hospitality, Heenat Salma Farm project ranked first, with Talabat winning the award of best initiative in food sector. The Cooking Academy (TCA) won an appreciation award for its steadfast efforts in promoting the traditional Qatari kitchen worldwide. Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality won the award for the “Seedlings to Your Home” initiative in the field of agricultural sector, the organizing committee stated, adding that Al Jazeera Media Institute was the owner of a groundbreaking initiative in the media sector, namely Al Jazeera Ambassadors” volunteer initiative and won the award for this initiative. The committee outlined that in the sporting events, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) won the competition for the Energy Conservation Initiative (ECI), with A101 Company winning the Education’s Tamreen initiative. President of Mubadara for Social Impact and CEO of the National CSR Program Dr. Saif Ali
Al Hajri said the ceremony of Qatar CSR awards came to spotlight these efforts to be a model for serving the society, environment and human, pointing out that the event came to strengthen the contributions of all entities to providing best life, a more just and sustainable economy for a variety of society segments, in addition to honoring those who contributed to developing social responsibility and sustainability agenda in Qatar. A partnership was unveiled on the margins on this ceremony between CSR and UNESCO Chair on Governance and Social Responsibility in sports to further support research and consultation in social responsibility (Corporate) in all sectors. The organizing committee received 114 initiatives nominated by entities in the public and private sectors and all were entirely reviewed to determine the winners by a special jury at the QU’s College of Business and Economics which included 20 members of the college’s professors and teachers. The 2nd edition of the Qatar CSR Summit brought together ov
er 65 local and international speakers with the attendance of over 4,000 professionals during the three-day conference sessions. The participants hailed the content presented through an array of panel discussions and workshops that dedicated a space for a substantial number of experts and speakers, as the edition drew a host of delegations from Jordan, Lebanon, the Sultanate of Oman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and others.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with French Minister of Armed Forces

Doha: HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani today met with HE French Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu, who is visiting the country.

The meeting discussed bilateral cooperation relations and ways to enhance and develop them further.

It also discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly regional and international efforts for an immediate cease-fire, the release of prisoners and hostages, and the sustainable entry of sufficient humanitarian aid across the strip.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Microsoft Unveils New Feature in Beta Version of Edge Browser

Washington: Microsoft has introduced a new feature in the beta version of its Edge browser that empowers users to manage RAM consumption. This functionality, previously available only in the Canary build (the most experimental testing channel), will reach the stable version of Edge soon.

The RAM limiter provides users with granular control over how much memory Edge utilizes. This can be particularly beneficial for those who multitask heavily or have limited system memory. Users can choose to activate the limiter during specific scenarios, such as while gaming, to free up resources for other demanding applications. Alternatively, the limiter can be set to continuously regulate Edge’s memory usage, potentially improving system performance overall, Microsoft said in a statement according to media resources.

The minimum RAM allocation for Edge is set at 1 GB, with increments of 1 GB allowing for fine-tuning. It’s important to note that setting a very low limit can negatively impact browser performance. Modern w
ebsites and web applications often require a certain amount of RAM to function smoothly. Striking a balance between resource management and a seamless browsing experience is key.

Source: Qatar News Agency