June 3, 2020

Rajitha to visit Qatar to strike deals with health sector

Sri Lanka is also looking forward to build on existing partnerships with Qatar in areas such as trade and investment and oil and gas sector. The country scores higher than average in healthcare with high life expectancy and a lower number of maternal and infant deaths compared to its neighbours.The island nation is known for having one of the world’s earliest known healthcare systems.Sri Lanka’s health indicators are comparable to more developed countries in the region. (Colombo Gazette) Qatar and Sri Lanka have signed several agreements including in the fields of sports, youth affairs and media. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strengthening cooperation in sports will focus on the development of sports for people with special needs and sports facilities.Sri Lanka offers free healthcare to its citizens, which has been a national priority. “The health sector is very advanced in Qatar from which Sri Lanka can benefit. The minister’s visit will mark a beginning in exploring opportunities for cooperation in this field,” Prof Karunadasa told The Peninsula. Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratne will visit Doha in October, The Peninsula reported.The two-day visit is aimed at seeking opportunities for collaboration with Qatar’s health sector, the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar, Prof (Dr) W M Karunadasa said. read more

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Prisoners tops box office with 208 million in final Monday numbers

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama “Prisoners” opened with a box-office-leading $20.8 million, a good start to Hollywood’s fall season.Final box office results were released Monday. Despite a lengthy running time and a dark story line, Warner Bros.’ “Prisoners” found a large audience for adult-oriented material.Also in new release, the dance film “Battle of the Year,” which stars R&B singer Chris Brown and was slammed by critics, opened poorly with $4.6 million.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com, are:1. “Prisoners,” Warner Bros., $20,817,053, 3,260 locations, $6,386 average, $20,817,053, one week.2. “Insidious: Chapter 2,” FilmDistrict, $13,801,818, 3,155 locations, $4,375 average, $60,157,078, two weeks.3. “The Family,” Relativity Media, $7,000,722, 3,091 locations, $2,265 average, $25,641,244, two weeks.4. “Instructions Not Included,” Lionsgate, $5,396,688, 978 locations, $5,518 average, $33,958,413, four weeks.5. “Battle of the Year,” Sony, $4,603,177, 2,008 locations, $2,292 average, $4,603,177, one week.6. “We’re the Millers,” Warner Bros., $4,558,271, 3,003 locations, $1,518 average, $138,064,568, seven weeks.7. “Lee Daniels’ the Butler,” Weinstein Co., $4,193,123, 2,931 locations, $1,431 average, $106,341,237, six weeks.8. “Riddick,” Universal, $3,656,620, 3,022 locations, $1,210 average, $37,164,910, three weeks.9. “The Wizard of Oz,” Warner Bros., $3,093,998, 318 locations, $9,730 average, $3,093,998, one week.10. “Planes,” Disney, $2,709,736, 2,446 locations, $1,108 average, $86,392,029, seven weeks.11. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” Fox, $1,776,271, 1,473 locations, $1,206 average, $64,248,082, seven weeks.12. “Elysium,” Sony, $1,466,321, 1,392 locations, $1,053 average, $90,790,030, seven weeks.13. “Despicable Me 2,” Universal, $1,360,420, 1,004 locations, $1,355 average, $360,730,820, 12 weeks.14. “Blue Jasmine,” Spc, $1,212,206, 847 locations, $1,431 average, $29,605,701, nine weeks.15. “One Direction: This Is Us,” Sony, $1,130,536, 1,706 locations, $663 average, $28,450,526, four weeks.16. “The World’s End,” Focus, $716,329, 833 locations, $860 average, $25,223,642, five weeks.17. “2 Guns,” Universal, $650,480, 752 locations, $865 average, $74,468,145, eight weeks.18. “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Sony/screen Gems, $650,370, 1,047 locations, $621 average, $30,654,901, five weeks.19. “Thanks For Sharing,” Roadside, $540,281, 269 locations, $2,008 average, $540,281, one week.20. “The Smurfs 2,” Sony, $533,021, 596 locations, $894 average, $69,583,692, eight weeks.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 23, 2013 5:05 pm MDT ‘Prisoners’ tops box office with $20.8 million in final Monday numbers read more

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