FAMOUS Italian director and choreographer
Gino Landi is impressed with the quality of audience in Qatar
and would love to present his works again and again, if possible
on the occasion of the World Cup 2022 as well. Talking to newsmen
on Saturday, Landi, who is in Doha to present his captivating
ballet titled ´Secrets of the Sea´ at the ongoing
Qatar Marine Festival 2011, said, "I have noticed that
the audience here sits through the entire show, which is something
that a director...
fight is not over. Whether or not Col Moamar Qadhafi defeats
the rebels in eastern Libya, any legitimacy he once had has
been extinguished. He has weapons, tanks and planes, but he
has lost the allegiance of even those elements of Libyan society
that had once been willing to wait and hope for political reform.
His base of support is now only diehard allies and foreign mercenaries.
They might win on the...
MORE than three years after we entered
the worst economic slump since the 1930s, a strange and disturbing
thing has happened to our political discourse: Washington has
lost interest in the unemployed. Jobs do get mentioned now and
then - and a few political figures, notably Nancy Pelosi, the
Democratic leader in the House, are still trying to get some
kind of action. But no jobs bills have been introduced in Congress,
no jobcreation plans have been advanced...
Exchange (QE) showed a mixed performance
during the five-day week that
began on March 13. The official
QE Index fell 0.52 percent over
previous four-day week's closing
to finish the week at 8,185.72
CURTAINS were drawn on the five-day fashion extravaganza Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) in Mumbai in a grand way by Delhibased designers Gauri and Nainika Karan. The runway was transformed into the setting of a fairytale...
QATAR Marine Festival Organising Committee (QMFOC) released a new children´s fantasy book, Noojoom, at Villaggio Mall on Friday. The book, which is aimed at children between the ages of 10 and 12, reflects the historical local pursuits of pearling and sailing with a fantasy twist. Available in both Arabic and English, Noojoom is authored by Lebanese writer Nadine Touma and illustrated by Frenchman Eric Deniaud. The book has been published by...
AS part of the 27th Gulf Traffic Week activities, Traffic Department organised a traffic seminar in association with Qatar University recently. The theme of the seminar was ´Together to reduce traffic accidents´. Director of Traffic Department Brigadier Mohammed Saad al Kharji, Director of Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Khalifa al Mufatah, Secretary of National Committee for Traffic Safety (NCTS)...
QATAR University´s (QU) institutional website recently won the best visual design solution at the Education Web Awards 2010 Competition organised by the Pan Arab Web Awards Academy in Beirut. The institution received prize and certificate of excellence at the grand final ceremony and gala dinner. The announcement was made by the Academy which supports a series of awards honoring web creators in the Gulf and Middle East region. The website, which was...
A colossal construction project here could help determine whether the world can break China´s chokehold on the strategic metals crucial to products as diverse as Apple´s iPhone, Toyota´s Prius and Boeing´s smart bombs. As many as 2,500 construction workers will soon be racing to finish the world´s largest refinery for so-called rare earth metals – the first rare earth ore processing plant to...
THE Japanese government plans to dedicate up to 10 trillion yen ($127 billion) in crisis lending to businesses to help them finance day-to-day operations and repair damage from last week´s deadly earthquake and tsunami, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Saturday. The government can provide special financing in the form of low-interest loans or interest payment subsidies backed by public funds when a natural disaster or other event triggers major...
QATARGAS has recently participated in the 15th Condensate & Naphtha Forum which was held at Grand Hyatt Doha and was hosted by Tasweeq (Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Co Ltd). As a part of Qatargas´ strategy to share best practices, Head of Product Sales at the Commercial & Shipping Department of Qatargas, Saeed al Marri, presented a paper on "Condensate production from the world´s largest LNG production facility" which shed...
BRILLIANT batting by Shailesh earned M Pallonji Qatar a comfortable 32-run win against Qalco in the final of the Tulu Koota Qatar Cricket Tournament on Friday. At the Old Indian Ideal School Ground, big-hitter Shailesh reeled 56 runs off 29 balls to boost M Pallonji Qatar to a massive 151 for five in 15 overs proving the decision to bat first was the right choice. He was supported by Akhil, who struck 26 in 24 balls. Sarfaraz was the most successful bowler with two.
WEST HAM goalkeeper Robert Green made a series of fine saves to help West Ham earn a 0-0 draw against London rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Green was in unbeatable form and saved his best moment until the final minutes when he tipped Gareth Bale´s free-kick onto the crossbar. The England international´s man-of-the-match display ensured Avram Grant´s side overcame waves of Tottenham pressure and moved out of the relegation zone ahead.
ITS CHANCES of making the quarterfinals hardly at risk, India would look to make up for the rather unconvincing campaign so far with a dominating performance against the West Indies in its final group B match of the cricket World Cup on Sunday. Winning the final Group B encounter is important for India to not just be absolutely sure of a quarterfinal berth but also to regain...
A FUNNY book about Afghanistan and Pakistan? It sounds like an oxymoron. Where is the comedy in a terrible war that continues to claim American and Afghan lives? What is comic about suicide bombers and IED´s, or a nuclear-armed Pakistan, reeling from corruption, violence and chronic dysfunction? What´s remarkable about The Taliban Shuffle is that its author, Kim Barker — a reporter at ProPublica and the South Asia bureau chief for...
JODIE Foster premiered the quirky but dark movie The Beaver at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Wednesday night, saying she´s grateful for the performance by troubled actor and friend Mel Gibson. The film follows a depressed toy company executive who picks up a hand puppet beaver and uses it to separate himself from the negative aspects of his personality that are destroying his family and career. Foster directed the movie and plays...
SHAH Rukh Khan believes that the Indian movie industry is at its best times and says people should focus on globalising it instead of chasing crossover cinema. "The world is looking at India... But I have an aversion to one word - it disturbs me that all Indian filmmakers are chasing an elusive dream of crossover cinema," Shah Rukh said on Friday at the India Today Conclave. "It is nothing at all - there is nothing known as crossover film. If there would have...
AUSTRALIA’s Casey Stoner will
start on pole in Sunday’s seasonopening
Qatar MotoGP after posting
the quickest time on his
Honda in final qualifying in Doha
on Saturday. Stoner, the champion
for his former team Ducati in
2007, came in 0.205sec clear of
his Spanish teammate Dani
Pedrosa, with Yamaha’s defending
world champion Jorge Lorenzo in
PAKISTAN defeated defending
champions Australia by four wickets
on Saturday to take top spot in
World Cup Group A. The win
brought to an end Australia’s 34-
match unbeaten run at the World
Cup, a streak stretching back to
the 1999 tournament. Pakistan
overhauled the total with 54 balls