Binge drinking 'link to overeating'

24/04/14 8:46 AM

(BBC) Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, a report has said.

The extra calories could lead to gaining 2lb a week (900g), the survey of 2,042 people suggested.

About half of those surveyed said crossing the threshold had made them binge on chips, pizza and kebabs.

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QGBC Seminar Evaluates New Modern Methods of Design and Construction

24/04/14 8:10 AM

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) hosted a seminar this week highlighting new modern methods of design and construction applicable to Qatar and the wider region. Several pioneer architects, academics, engineers, construction professionals and manufacturers attended the event and learned about new approaches that could be applied to the green building industry across the region.

The seminar, held at Texas A&M University in Qatar within Qatar Foundation’s campus, examined the alignment and holistic pursuit of continuous improvement in all elements of the built and national environment.

The scope of so-called ‘Lean Construction’ includes the design, construction, activation, maintenance, salvaging and recycling of a single project. Ultimately, this approach seeks to manage and improve construction processes with minimum cost and maximum value.

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Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar Wins Debating Competition

24/04/14 8:00 AM

QatarDebate recently organized the Qatar Universities Debate League Nationals, which took place at Qatar Foundation’s Student Center.

This year’s competition had 24 teams participating from nine universities including Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, College of the North Atlantic Qatar, Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Qatar Aeronautical College, Qatar Community College, Qatar University, Texas A&M University at Qatar, University of Calgary – Qatar, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. The total number of debaters was 48 and the total number of judges was 22.

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Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split

24/04/14 7:50 AM

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.

The company also approved a roughly 8 percent increase in its quarterly dividend to $3.29 per share.

Activist investor Carl Icahn, who had famously called on the iPhone maker to boost its buyback program, tweeted his approval of the move on Wednesday.

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