VIDEO: Oman plans to distribute organ donor cards to save lives and other top news

by Times News Service
A round up of local and national news in around 60 seconds

Experts debate tar ball ‘mystery’ on Muscat beaches

by Rahul Das
The mystery surrounding the surfacing of tar balls on Muscat beaches can be blamed on the washing ashore of oil spills from tankers carrying crude oil in the Indian Ocean

Oman airport taxi drivers slam new tariff plan

by Fahad Al Ghadani
After the introduction of new tariffs, the airport taxi meter will start counting from OMR6 with a 50 baiza charge for every kilometre

Organ donor cards to help save patients in Oman

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
The consent of individuals will be printed on their ID cards and the information will pop up in the system while undergoing treatment at hospital

Oman women football league to start soon

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
Oman Football Association (OFA) has approved the women’s football league, which will commence in the beginning of 2015

Oman Electricity Transmission Company signs pacts worth more than OMR87 million

by Times News Service
The first tender was for the construction of a new grid station at Sohar Free Zone, which will be carried out by Galfar Engineering and Construction Company at a cost of over OMR18.4 million
Oman
Rescuing dogs in Oman a labour of puppy love
by SARAH MACDONALD

While most of the dogs Alfa has rescued are German Shepherds, she has also helped rescue some Huskies and local wadi dogs. But German Shepherds remain her first love

World
‘Modi a leader with a plan of action’
by PTI

Recalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to America, US Congress member Tulsi Gabbard on Sunday described him as “man on a mission” and as leader with “plan of action” for India.

Technology
Apple co-founder not a fan of smartwatches
by AFP

Apple has entered the smartwatch market much later than players such as Sony, Samsung, and LG and Wozniak cautioned industry watchers not to expect the company to always lead way

Thursday
Oman golf: Get into the swing at Almouj
by Scott Armstrong

Running alongside a two-kilometre stretch of ocean, the 7,342-yard course of lush green grass is peppered with bunkers, water hazards and natural dunes.

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US continues with its vile legacy of profiling
by James J. Zogby

The new guidance then expands the characteristics that law enforcement cannot use for profiling in 'traditional law enforcement' to include: race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion

Health
Where does the fat go when you lose it?
by Lenny Bernstein/The

Losing weight requires unlocking the carbon stored in fat cells, thus reinforcing that often heard refrain of ‘eat less, move more’

Entertainment
Movie review: Lingaa
by Siddharth Akhouri

Superstar Rajni marks his return to live action cinema after a long 4 years of absence and his fans are nothing but ecstatic