MURIYA, MUSCAT TRIATHLON CLUB TO HOST OFF-ROAD SPRINT RACES AT JEBEL SIFAH

MUSCAT: Muriya, Oman’s leading tourism development company has joined forces with the Muscat Triathlon Club to host the club’s last event of the winter season, the Off-Road Sprint and Super Sprint Triathlon at Jebel Sifah. The Muscat Triathlon Club designed the course to allow participants to take in all the sights and sounds of the Jebel Sifah as they push their limits in the three race events including swimming, cycling…

118 TONNES OF ROTTEN VEGETABLES, FRUITS DESTROYED IN MUSCAT

MUSCAT: Teams from Muscat Municipality’s Food Inspection and Control Departments disposed of 118 tonnes of rotten vegetables and fruits, shut down ten shops and issued 136 violation notices during 4,065 inspections carried out this month. A press release stated that inspections carried out at Mawaleh Central Market resulted in the disposal of 24.54 tonnes of grapes, 34.94 tonnes of oranges, 1.61 tonnes of apples, 700kg of bananas and 546kg of…

BARAKAT TURNS TO US COACH IN ASIAD GOLD MEDAL HUNT

By: Ashok Purohit Oman's fastest athlete Barakat al Harthy is confident that his forthcoming training programme with renowned American sprint coach John Smith will bolster his chances of clinching gold at the 2014 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Korea. The Games will be held from September 19-October 4. Barakat will train under Smith for the next 12 months, starting this Sunday, as part of the Oman Athletics Association's…

DHOFAR MUNICIPALITY CARRYING OUT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT WORKS

By: Muscat Daily staff writer MUSCAT: Dhofar Municipality is implementing several basic infrastructure projects in the governorate, its chairman, Sheikh Salem bin Aufeit al Shanfari has said. Some of the projects include road expansion, street lighting, landscaping, tree plantations and a water park. He said that once complete, these projects will go a long way in improving the basic infrastructure and beauty of Dhofar governorate. “The municipality is working to…

TOP IRISH INSTITUTIONS TO TAKE PART IN GHEDEX 2014

MUSCAT: Besides bringing in strong participation to GHEDEX 2014, leading universities and colleges coming in under Education in Ireland will highlight a wide variety of courses, programmes and opportunities for pursuing higher education. GHEDEX, which will take place from April 22 to 24 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre is organised by OITE Trade Fairs. “Irish qualifications are recognised for excellence worldwide. Students can choose from an extensive range of…

RO300,000 DRUGS BUST IN MUSANDAM

MUSCAT: ROP's Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Department has seized drugs worth over RO300,000 from near Dibba port in Musandam and has arrested a smuggler. The consignment was meant for delivery in a neighbouring country. The accused, who was under surveillance, was to pass on the drugs to an Asian smuggler mid-sea, a department source said. A search of his boat yielded over 147,000 psychotropic drug pills, 54kg opium and…

OMAN, UK RELATIONS STRONG: BRITISH NAVAL OFFICER

By: Muscat Daily staff writer MUSCAT: A senior British naval officer has said that UK and its Royal Navy have a strong historic relationship with Oman. Addressing the media on Wednesday, Commander Mike Smith, commanding officer of HMS Somerset, which is docked at Port Sultan Qaboos said, “It is an honour for the frigate to visit Muscat. We are very pleased to build upon this historic relationship.” HMS Somerset, the…

27 SPECIALISTS TRAINED IN SAFE MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

By: Muscat Daily staff writer MUSCAT: Twenty-seven health, safety and environmental specialists from across the country are taking part in a 12-day training programme on medical waste management. Organised by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the programme is seeing discussions on improper disposal of medical waste by public and private healthcare establishments and its impact on public health and the environment. “Proper disposal of medical waste is essential for the…