WITH abundant sunlight
available across GCC countries
for most of the day, they
must make efforts to make
maximum use of the potential
to generate power,
Siemens Renewable Energy
Division Regional Director
Adrian Wood has said.
Talking to Qatar Tribune
recently, Wood said that
global power consumption
will increase from the present
20,300 TWh to...
IN Cairo last week I found myself
buying a couple of "I love Egypt"
T-shirts. When a woman came up
to me and, with much the same
solemn pushiness as a squeegee
merchant, began to paint the colours of
the Egyptian flag on my hand, I did not
resist. Speakers in one corner were
working up a thin crowd, promising
retribution for the ancien regime, justice
to the masses. Indifferent to them...
Q: We´re writing this email
from a high school entrepreneurship
class in the
United States. We would
like to know what inspired
you to venture into commercial
space travel. At what point do you
expect to turn a profit on Virgin
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AA: In 1988, in the aftermath of the
HER HIGHNESS Sheikha Moza
attended the fourth meeting of
the Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs) Advocacy Group at
the Lutfi Kirdar Centre in
Istanbul on Sunday. The meeting
was also attended by UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
QATAR Petroleum (QP) on Sunday signed a new exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) for offshore Block-A (pre-Khuff) with Japan's, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Qatar) Ltd (NOEX). The 30-year EPSA.
MANCHESTER UNITED defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday to leave itself on the brink of a record 19th Premier League title. First-half goals from Javier Hernandez and captain Nemanja Vidic clinched a...
HUGH JACKMAN as Wolverine in X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine Now it seems like almost blasphemy for anyone except Hugh Jackman to play everybody's favourite anti...
A MEMORANDUM of understanding on strengthening cooperation in judicial matters between Qatar and China was signed on Sunday. Attorney General of Qatar Dr Ali bin Fetais al Marri and the Supreme Public Prosecutor of China CAO Jianming signed the agreement. The memorandum of understanding is aimed at forging close cooperation between Qatar and China in the field of public...
QATAR General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) recently hosted the 3rd meeting of GCC Electricity Regulators Forum, a release from the corporation said on Sunday. The forum comes within the GCC efforts for development of electricity sectors to ensure sustainability of services. In his opening speech, Kahramaa´s President Essa bin Hilal al Kuwari expressed his pleasure at hosting the important event that was expected to...
QATAR Academy hosted an extracurricular music programme for its students recently. The students displayed their talents at the Arts Month concert held at the school´s auditorium. Performing before an audience that included school administrators and parents, the school´s junior band, primary choir, primary orchestra and advanced band played music that ranged from...
THE Bank of Japan plans to bolster its capital to provision against potential losses from an asset-buying scheme, a source familiar with the central bank´s thinking said, in a move that would give it room to further ease monetary policy if needed to support the economy. The central bank now buys a range of assets including government bonds, corporate bonds and real estate investment trusts via a pool of funds that was doubled to 10 trillion yen ($124 billion).
SWISS Life said premium income fell 10 percent in local currencies in the first quarter, as sales of tax-efficient insurance policies to wealthy individuals plummeted. The products, known as insurance wrappers, are life insurance policies into which the very wealthy place stocks, private equity holdings and other bankable assets, allowing them to lower their tax rate. Thanks to last year´s Italian tax...
MIDDLE East airlines will need to purchase an additional 2,340 aircraft worth $390 billion by 2029 to keep up with rapidly rising growth in traffic, an executive of the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co said on Sunday. "We´re clearly today at the beginning of an aviation upside cycle," said Randy Tinseth, the vice president for marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "There is...
DEFENDING drivers world champion Sebastian Vettel consolidated his lead in this year´s title race with a nearflawless drive to victory for Red Bull in Sunday´s Turkish Grand Prix. The 23-year-old German led from his 19th career pole position to the chequered flag unchallenged, conceding the lead only once during his pitstops, as he claimed his third win in four races this year. It was the 13th win of his career and another day of celebration for the Red Bull...
CRISTIANO Ronaldo grabbed four goals to take his season´s tally to 33 as Real Madrid crushed Sevilla 6-2 on Saturday to keep its slim hopes of beating Barcelona to the La Liga title alive. The gap at the top of the table is now down to five points but after Barcelona play Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Sunday, there will only be three games to play. Real faced Sevilla on the back of tumultuous double header with Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final...
CHRIS Gayle blazed 44 off 16 balls in Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) thumping nine-wicket victory over Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday. RCB bowled well to restrict Kochi Tuskers to 125 for nine in 20 overs. Skipper Daniel Vettori and S. Aravind took two wickets each. Gayle, who is hot on form with two blistering centuries this season, entertained the crowd with five sixes and three fours. He and Tillakaratne...
IN an industrial and uninviting stretch of Brooklyn, near several strip clubs and a factory that makes electrical tubing, Thomas Bernich´s small plant recycles vinyl and preserves a fading piece of history. In fact, Bernich´s workplace in Sunset Park is one of the few of its kind in New York City and in the country. Inside the one-story, red-brick factory on 42nd Street, boxes of discarded albums from used-record stores are piled high on wooden pallets, awaiting...
Q. It´s been four years since the third Pirates. What happened? A. Had I had a little more control at the wheel early on, I would have spaced them out more. One of the reasons On Stranger Tides took this amount of time was to really focus on what we could do to make it interesting and new and fresh and not just rehash the same old jokes. Was it right to shoot the previous two back-toback? The second and third parts were tacked on, in a way. It wasn´t initially written as a...
AFTER riding what he calls the "beast bike" for Bbuddah - Hoga Tera Baap, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is eager to buy his own Harley Davidson. "What is it with men and the sound of a mean machine. The roar of a speed car, the rush of air and sound in a double exhaust bike, that kick of acceleration as you push the pedal flat, that jerk of change on the Concord, when it was functional, as it went from normal to Mach 3 at 55,000 feet in the air! Is it the same with...
THE Department of Meteorology has
said Doha and surrounding areas
would experience the first heat-wave
spell of the season on Monday with
the temperature touching 47 degree
Celsius, nine degrees higher than
normally recorded during this part of
MUSLIM mobs set two Cairo
churches on fire overnight during
sectarian clashes that left 12 dead
and more than 300 injured. The
deepening religious violence in
military-ruled Egypt exacerbated
an already chaotic and lawless
transition to democracy.