a foray into the fashion and lifestyle world, three young Qatari
women have joined hands to launch an English magazine from Doha.
Named HauteMuse, the magazine will be published quarterly. Talking
to Qatar Tribune, Fatma Hamad al Thani and Noor Rashid al Thani,
both owners of the magazine, said that each issue would be theme-based
with an innovative layout. "We will...
the flag-waving and the street parties to celebrate the marriage
of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, bigger questions
about the relevance of the monarchy to modern Britain lurk like
uninvited guests. Extravagant living in a time of austerity
abrades public sensibilities; unearned privilege is resented,
while snobbery and elitism are seen as dangerously outmoded.
COL Moamar Qadhafi is a vain man. Like
the other Arab dinosaurs he has his dyed hair, his designer
shades, his spoiled children and his compound full of sycophants.
He doesn´t want, one day, to be dragged from a rat hole
like Saddam Hussein or hauled from a bunker like the Ivory Coast´s
Laurent Gbagbo. So what´s his calculation? Does he have
one at all? Here in liberated eastern Libya, where the tricolour
Qadhafi banished now flies...
Islamic University of Malaysia
won the first International Universities
Arabic Debating Championship (IUADC)
in a nail-biting final at the
Student Centre of the Education
City on Thursday...
Exchange (QE) showed a negative
performance during the five trading
days of the week starting April
24. The official QE Index decreased
by 1.15 percent over previous
week's closing and finished the..
American Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers) hosted
its 28th Annual Pop Music Awards
recently at the Renaissance Hollywood
Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
The star-studded event, which
THE Qatar Robotic Surgery Centre (QRSC) performed the first robotic ENT surgery in the Gulf region recently. QRSC Director and Chairman of Surgery at the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Dr Abdulla al Ansari said the procedure was successfully conducted on an obese patient suffering from snoring and sleep apnea. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the just-concluded Pumps and Pipes...
OVER 130 kites from seven countries will glide across the skies of Doha during the first Katara International Kites Family Day which will be held on May 6 and 7 The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 3 pm to 10 pm on each day at the Esplanade in Katara, the Cultural Village. During the event, kite flying teams from China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States will demonstrate their kite flying skills to entertain...
INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee President Dr Jacques Rogge visited the ´Green Technologies´ exhibition, which opened on the sidelines of the ninth World Conference on Sport and Environment at the Sheraton Hotel on Sunday. President of Hungary, IOC member and Chairman of IOC Commission for Sport and Environment Dr Pal Schmitt accompanied Dr Rogge during...
SAUDI Arabia will post a 95 billion riyal ($25 billion) surplus this year, despite its record spending plans, based on an average oil price of $95 per barrel, a state-owned bank said on Saturday. The biggest Arab economy rolled out its third consecutive record budget for 2011, planning to spend 580 billion riyals, and has also announced additional fiscal handouts of over $100 billion to be spent on infrastructure and other projects. "Our estimates for the surplus.
CATERPILLAR Inc recorded a fivefold profit surge and raised its 2011 profit forecast as customers bought new heavy equipment to replace old machines that aged during the economic downturn. The world´s biggest maker of earth-moving gear said on Friday that strong demand for equipment used in mining helped revenue rise, while demand for construction equipment has been slower to recover — a trend that it said allows it plenty of room to grow sales and profit...
ENTERPRISE Qatar (EQ) will act as the catalyst and principle driver of Qatar´s entrepreneurial spirit by assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs through various programmes and products tailored to meet their specific needs. Speaking to the press on Saturday, Noora al Mannai, deputy project director of Enterprise Qatar said, "Enterprise Qatar will help young entrepreneurs in getting funds from banks and equity funds...
DANISH ace Peter Gade and world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia on Saturday set up a thrilling final in the Indian Open Super Series badminton. Gade, the former All England champion and the third seed, swept aside Korea´s Park Sung-Hwan 21- 15, 21-19 in the first semi-final to keep himself on course in the $200,000 event. Lee made short work of Hu Yun, the eighth seed from Hong Kong, racing to a 21-11, 21-15 victory in less than half an hour...
WIGAN Athletic remain mired in the Premier League relegation zone after Leighton Baines´ late penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Everton against his former club on Saturday. Charles N´Zogbia gave Wigan the lead in the 21st minute at the DW Stadium and Everton´s Mikel Arteta then had a penalty saved by Ali Al Habsi. Wigan came close to extending its lead on several occasions but a handball by Hugo Rodallega enabled Baines to draw the Toffees level from the...
VIRENDER Sehwag hit a rollicking half-century as Delhi Daredevils scored a 38-run win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala to keep its play-offs hopes alive in the Indian Premier League in Kochi on Saturday. Sehwag blazed his way to a 47-ball 80 to lead his side to a competitive 157 for seven after electing to bat on a very difficult track, which had uneven bounce. Delhi was gasping 37 for three at one stage but Sehwag played sensibly as he first guarded his...
WITH another season of warm-weather sports under way, experts are cautioning that many parents don´t take sports injury prevention seriously enough — that they consider commonplace sprains, bruises and pulled muscles "just part of the game." About 10 percent of the 38 million American kids participating in sports each year are treated for a sports-related injury, but the US Centres for Disease...
GOSSIP GIRL beauty Blake Lively darkened her luscious blond locks for her role as Carol Ferris in this summer´s upcoming Green Lantern film, and now, the actress is rocking fiery red tresses for yet another movie. "It´s red," Blake told Access Hollywood of her new look at the Time 100 Gala in Manhattan on Tuesday, where she was honoured for being named one of the magazine´s 100 most influential people of 2011. "I did it for a film that I´m doing right now called, Hick."
BOLLYWOOD actors try to avoid doing the same kind of roles again and again, but Tusshar Kapoor is an exception. He says he has no qualms about being typecast. "I have no problem in getting typecast because it has it own pros. I want to do films that people like and if they are liking my role, I am comfortable in it," Tusshar told reporters on Thursday at DT Cinemas, Saket, New Delhi. The actor was in New Delhi to promote his film Shor In The City...
that its net profit
in the first quarter
percent to QR
269 million as compared to the
same period in 2010. “Due to
increasing capital base through
issuing 20 percent bonus shares in
2010, earning per share declined
to QR6.47 per share as compared
to QR7.86 for the same period of
2010,” the company said.
banker to take
charge of the
software exporter, as the firm
struggles to boost performance in
the face of slow global recovery.
Infosys Technologies appointed K
V Kamath as chairman to replace
founder N R Narayana Murthy,
who is slated to retire from the
post at the age of 65 in August as
part of a shake-up in its top management.