Turkish Airlines golf tournament in Dubai

The winners of the qualifiers progress to the grand finals in Antalya, Turkey, in November.
Updated 11 April 2018
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Turkish Airlines golf tournament in Dubai

Turkish Airlines, a global leader in civil aviation, brought its ever-growing World Golf Cup to the Dubai Creek & Yacht Club on March 27.
The airline, first in terms of country and international destinations, prides itself on its award-winning business class service and its commitment to the World Golf Cup, which has more than 8,000 invited guests competing in more than 100 tournaments worldwide.
Turkish Airlines is firmly committed to the aspirational vision of sporting competition, and trusts in its ability to unite people from different nations. The sports in question include football, basketball, rugby and golf at all levels.
This year’s tournament is backed by the Financial Times, The National, Titanic Hotels and clothing partner Ruck & Maul.
The winners of the qualifiers progress to the grand finals in Antalya, Turkey, in November. They will have the chance to secure a place in the Turkish Airlines Open pro-am, and will fly business class and stay at the five-star Titanic Golf Deluxe Hotel.
Abdul Moiz Khan will represent Dubai there after winning the competition with 43 points, while Marghoob Ali Khan was runner up and Baris Saysel was third.
The Nearest the Pin competition on the eighth hole for gentlemen and the 16th hole for ladies was won by Pankaj Kundra for the former and Satnam Kaur for the latter. Ashok Sindhu won the lowest gross score with 74. “We would like to thank all of our guests who made the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup here in Dubai a huge success,” said Emre Ismailoglu, general manager of Turkish Airlines Dubai. “Once again, it was a fantastic tournament… and congratulations to our winner, Abdul Moiz Khan. We wish him the best of luck in Antalya.”


New J-Clinic to harness machine learning tech

Updated 25 September 2018
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New J-Clinic to harness machine learning tech

MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization founded and chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ‘78, launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic) on Tuesday. This is the fourth major collaborative effort between MIT and Community Jameel.
J-Clinic, a key part of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, will focus on developing machine learning technologies to revolutionize the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease. It will concentrate on creating and commercializing high-precision, affordable, and scalable machine learning technologies in areas of health care ranging from diagnostics to pharmaceuticals, with three main areas of focus:
l Preventative medicine methods and technologies with the potential to change the course of non-infectious disease by stopping it in its tracks.
l Cost-effective diagnostic tests that may be able to both detect and alleviate health problems.
l Drug discovery and development to enable faster and cheaper discovery, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceuticals, particularly those targeted for individually customized therapies.
J-Clinic’s holistic approach will utilize MIT’s expertise in cellular and medical biology, computer science, engineering, and the social sciences, among other areas.
“The health care system has no shortage of data,” said MIT President L. Rafael Reif. “But it has far too little access to the kinds of tools and experts who can translate population-level data into clinical insights that could make it possible to tune care precisely for individuals. Building on MIT’s deep expertise in fields from cancer to neuroscience, and our longstanding connections to Boston’s world-class medical community, J-Clinic offers an accelerated path to creating new technologies that could help make health care more effective everywhere — from villages in developing nations to major teaching hospitals.”
“The J-Clinic will positively impact the world by accelerating the creation of machine learning technologies and algorithms that will make preventing, detecting, and treating disease more precise, affordable, and personalized,” said Anantha P. Chandrakasan, dean of the MIT School of Engineering, and Vannevar Bush, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, who will serve as J-Clinic’s chair. “It will be a truly multifaceted effort that amplifies synergies between the life sciences and the latest research in human and machine intelligence. J-Clinic will inspire innovation for the betterment of humanity.”
“Channeling MIT’s machine learning expertise into health care will transform medical outcomes for people around the world,” said Fady Jameel, president of Community Jameel International. “Health care has been an important sphere of activity for Community Jameel since our earliest days, from founding the first nonprofit hospital for physical rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia, to partnering with the King Salman Center for Disability Research. J-Clinic continues our journey of supporting cutting-edge research and driving innovation in health care, in Saudi Arabia and around the whole world.”