AMAL Hospital has become the first healthcare institution in
the world to have acquired the highlysophisticated Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI) system for targeted radiation therapy
with pinpoint accuracy in cancer cases. Installed recently at
the Radiation Oncology Department of Al Amal Hospital, it´s
an advanced medical imaging...
I had lunch with Samuel Huntington at the Harvard Faculty Club.
I was eager to talk to him because he had used my 1991 book,
La Revanche de Dieu ("The Revenge of God"), in his
famous article and subsequent volume, The Clash of Civilisations.
I had argued that the emergence of religious political movements
from the 1970s onward had comparable roots in Islam, Judaism...
defeat at the hands of South Africa in the Group B match on
Saturday clearly shows that the Indian team has failed to learn
lessons from its tiedmatch against England. To the detriment
of its prospects, Indian players repeated the mistakes they
had made during the match against England. Firstly, the middle-order
fiasco came to haunt India once again after openers Sachin...
death toll from Japan's disasters
climbed past 10,000 on Sunday
as authorities raced to combat
the threat of multiple nuclear
reactor meltdowns and hundreds
of thousands of people struggled
to find food and water...
MINISTER of Culture, Arts and Heritage HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al Kuwari launched a book titled, ´The Writer´s Craft: Teaching Creative Writing in Qatar´ at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) on Sunday. The book which contains the papers of 23 students from the university has been edited by Dr Amal al Malki, an Assistant Teaching Professor at CMUQ. All the student...
QATARI national Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah al Thani, co- founder of Musafir.com, reached a new personal record when he scaled 6,700 metres of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, standing at 6,962 metres (22,841 ft.). Al Thani climbed alongside Masoud Mohammed, a resident of Dubai; Raed Zidan, from Palestine, and Zed al Refai from Kuwait, who is the first Arab national to climb the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest.
MICHAEL E DeBakey High School for Health Professions- Qatar (DHSHP) has organised an ´open house´ recently. The dean of Texas A&M University, the dean of admissions of Weill Cornell University, teachers, parents and some students attended the event. Some professional colleges and universities, like Texas A&M University, Weill Cornell University and North Atlantic College University, also participated in the ´open house´. Talking to Qatar Tribune.
SOUTH Korea has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to cooperate in oil and gas developments that will give the Asian country the right to produce petroleum from an oil field with reserves of as much as 1 billion barrels, or more, the presidential office said in an emailed statement on Sunday. "Not only does the agreement allow South Korea to produce petroleum from an oil field with a reserve of at least 1 billion...
CHINA has declared victory in a precedent-setting case that limits the ability of its trading partners to set punitive duties on the world´s biggest exporter. China had brought the case before the World Trade Organisation in September 2008 to challenge US duties set on steel pipes, woven sacks and some off-road tires. Last October, a WTO panel rejected almost all of China´s claims...
BANK of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Monday the central bank will provide huge amounts of liquidity to the banking system, reinforcing the bank´s determination to keep markets stable in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck northeastern Japan. The BOJ is likely to provide 2 trillion to 3 trillion yen in funds through its market operations Monday morning, two to three times the normal amount, to soothe...
ANOTHER tournament has been added to the Qatar Squash Federation´s domestic calendar. The first Barwa Bank professional and amateur squash tournament will take place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from March 24. The event will conclude on March 28. QSF Technical Secretary Gamal Rasmi said the QSF was delighted to join hands with Barwa Bank in expanding the domestic squash activities. "We´ve just finished the...
IMPRESSING Serie A side Udinese won 4-0 at Cagliari on Sunday and leapfrogged Lazio to move level with Napoli into third place. Antonio Di Natale scored a second-half brace for a topscorer tally of 24 goals from 29 games, leaving Edinson Cavani four goals adrift before the Uruguayan leads Napoli into a late game at Parma. The Udine side have won nine and drawn three of their...
NEW ZEALAND´S in-form Ross Taylor and opener Brendon McCullum blitzed Canada on Sunday, helping to fire the Black Caps into the World Cup quarterfinals with a thumping 97-run win in Mumbai. New Zealand scored a mammoth 358 for 6 in its 50 overs and it proved too much for the minnows, who never looked remotely like challenging the target and ended on 261-9 after its 50 overs. Canada was in a perilous position at 4-2 before captain Ashish.
AVRIL LAVIGNE Goodbye Lullaby When you have the voice of a perpetual teenager, how do you grow up? That´s the question Avril Lavigne, 26, started grappling with soon after she made her 2002 debut album, Let Go, back when she actually was a teenager. Her chirpy, nasal voice was ideal for the adolescent whine and bratty revenge of songs like Complicated and Sk8ter Boi on Let Go, which has sold more than six million copies in the United States. She turned...
ORLANDO Bloom appeared in 450 theatres yesterday, but he wasn´t in a film. National CineMedia´ live one-night event division NCM Fathom — known for presenting UFC title fights, pop concerts, and Metropolitan Opera engagements — broadcast a Los Angeles Philharmonic performance that featured Bloom, Anika Noni Rose, Malcolm McDowell and Brothers & Sister´s Matthew Rhys. New father Bloom — who had a son with wife and model Miranda Kerr on...
ACTRESS Geeta Basra, who was recently in the news for her alleged relationship with Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, enjoyed walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) as the showstopper for designer duo Parvesh and Jai. "It was a fantastic experience walking the ramp for them. The garment was so nice and light that I really loved sporting it. You feel nervous when you are on the ramp and...
POLICE on rooftops fired live bullets
and tear gas at protesters on Sunday,
injuring more than 100 people
camping near Sanaa University, the
latest in weeks of demonstrations
calling for the Yemeni president to
CHINA has declared victory in a
precedent-setting case that limits
the ability of its trading partners to
set punitive duties on the world’s
biggest exporter. China had brought
the case before the WTO, which on
Friday, largely ruled in China’s