HAVING secured a leading
position in the country in the
enterprise-level IT managed
services and IT skills outsourcing
fields, ABATS, the technology
subsidiary of Ali
Bin Ali group, has now set its
sight on doing the same as IT
services provider to the SME
sector, a senior official of the
company said on Wednesday.
Talking to Qatar Tribune
on the sidelines of the QITCOM.
THE birth of the Cairo reconciliation
agreement between Fatah
and Hamas was slow and
painful. But Palestinians welcomed
its arrival. The tragic division
which occurred in our national
movement constituted a chapter we
hope will never happen again. It never
occurred to us that a time would come
when we would...
PRIME Minister David
Cameron came into office
seeking relations with the
United States that were
"solid" but not "slavish."
That was a not-so-subtle allusion to
the perceived poodle complex of his
predecessor, Tony Blair. As
President Obama arrive in London
for a state visit, I´d say the Cameron
team can declare mission accomplished
- although preferably not
from the flight deck of a warship...
QATAR has already attracted
plenty of attention for
the futuristic and colourful
designs of its dozen proposed
World Cup stadiums,
including one shaped like a
traditional Arabic fishing
boat and another like a sea
AL SADD, on Wednesday, did Qatar proud by qualifying for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League. Playing its last-16 stage match against Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia at Al Sadd Stadium, the local...
ABOUT 70 percent of the 55,000 people who visited Qatar Career Fair 2011 were Qataris with 24 percent of them in the age group of 16-19. This was revealed by Executive Director of Qatar Career Fair Abdullah al Mansouri at the Second Educational Partnership Forum held at Texas A&M University in Qatar (TAMUQ) on Wednesday. He also said that 26 percent of the visitors were in the 20- 25 age group while 51 percent of them were males. Mansouri said that 130...
ORYX GTL and Qatar University have announced the founding of an academic chair for the mechanical engineering department, in the framework of a collaboration in the field of gas operations and production, through research, studies and consultancy. One of the goals which Oryx GTL strives to achieve through this agreement is to offer support to Qatar University to graduate...
CAFE Céramique hosted an auction ´Art of Giving project´ in the Mall recently. The event was well attended and drew a group of generous donors, who whole-heartedly supported the endeavour by participating in the auction. This year, Café Céramique supported the Al Noor Institute, holding The Art of Giving annual event in full support of children who are visually impaired. The auction was attended by over 50 guests, including the children and officials of Al Noor...
FRANCE´S economy is on track to grow by just over 2 percent in 2011 and 2012 despite a progressive reduction in the budget deficit, though unemployment will remain stubbornly high, the OECD said on Wednesday. In its twice-yearly Economic Outlook, the Paris-based organisation also said spare capacity in the euro zone´s second largest economy would limit second-round inflationary pressures, with headline inflation easing to 1.6 percent in 2012. Growth...
WORLD stocks fell while the euro headed toward a twomonth low on Wednesday on concerns about the euro zone´s spreading debt crisis and the potential for a further reduction of positions in risky assets. European equities followed Asian and Wall Street shares down as lingering worries over the economic outlook for the United States as well as euro zone woes weighed on sentiment. Europe´s policy options to avert a Greek debt default appear to be dwindling fast, casting...
QNB HAS announced the launch of eazycash, a new cardless cash withdrawal service, supported by the country´s largest network of ATMs. QNB´s eazycash service is the latest addition to the Bank´s highly successful range of electronic banking services to make cash payments easier than ever. With eazycash, registered QNB customers can pay cash to any person in the country via an SMS transaction. The recipient can then collect the funds at any of...
EZDAN Real Estate and the Arab Games Organising Committee signed a Diamond category sponsorship at the Qatar Olympic Committee headquarters on Wednesday. AGOC Chairman and Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary-General Sheikh Saoud Abdulrahman al Thani and Ezdan Real Estate Chairman Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah al Thani were the signatories on the documents pertaining to the agreement. Also present on the occasion were, Ezdan Real Estate.
AT the age of 23, Barcelona´s Lionel Messi has already come to define an era of European soccer in a way only a handful of players have managed since the days of Alfredo di Stefano. Right now, as he prepares for Saturday´s Champions League final against Manchester United, Messi is undisputedly the world´s best, though he may have to win a World Cup to secure a place alongside alltime greats Pele and Diego Maradona. In the Champions League, his 11 goals in 12...
A FIGHTING Afghanistan on Wednesday lost to Pakistan´s second side by five wickets in their first confrontation, with officials hoping a three-match series can foster more foreign tours. International cricket has been suspended in Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in March 2009, killing eight people and wounding seven visiting players and their assistant coach. Sri Lanka has refused to tour Pakistan in October and November this year, but officials...
CONCERT King Martin Nievera won´t upgrade his sound just so people can say he still grows as artist. For the singer-songwriter, retaining the musical style that has won him fans and accolades through the years is part of his integrity even if a few criticise him for sounding redundant. In an interview with select members of the press, Nievera acknowledged that that there is a formula to his singing style and the musical arrangement of his songs. He good...
PIRATES of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sailed to $90.2 million at the box office. The fourth film of the Walt Disney franchise topped the weekend box office with 2011´s best opening thus far. In the 3-D On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, but Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane introduce new characters following the exit of Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom. In its second week of release, the acclaimed comedy Bridesmaids...
OH how women used to scramble for the latest Bollywood clothes, be it that blue sari Madhuri Dixit wore in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun or the short kurti with patiala salwaar donned by Rani Mukerji in Bunty Aur Babli. But the influence of Hindi film industry fashion is waning, say designers. Some put the blame for it on the extensive exposure to international fashion, thanks to TV, fashion magazines, the internet, and others on the fading aura of Bollywood stars...
A SMALL civilian chartered aircraft
with seven persons, including two
pilots, on board crashed into a residential
area near Faridabad on
Wednesday night. Altogether 12
people, 7 on board and 5 on the
ground, were killed in the crash.
The Pilatus PC-12 is a singleengined