WHEN the Occupy Wall Street
movement erupted on
September 17, 2011, I happened
to be reflecting on my
remarks for the upcoming
International Herbert Marcuse Society
conference. By the time the conference
YOU may have noticed that
Congress is unpopular.
Really, really unpopular,
actually. Only 9 percent of
Americans approve of the
way Congress has been doing its
job, according the latest New York
Times/CBS News poll. And you do
sort of wonder...
QATAR Foundation's second Annual
Research Forum (ARF), dedicated to globalisation
of research by promoting a scientific
culture in the region and across the world, is
scheduled to open on Sunday at the Qatar...
THE two day Qatar Malayali conference concluded on Friday. Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments & Islamic Affairs HE Dr Ghaith bin Mubarak bin Imran al Kuwari inaugurated the concluding session of the...
IN Martin Scorsese's hands,'' Emily Mortimer says, "a family film can be more serious and gut-wrenching than a horror movie.'' She should know. In Scorsese's Shutter Island (2010), she played a woman who murdered her children.
QATAR Olympic Committee (QOC), AKI and UGL Limited (UGL) signed a joint venture to provide integrated facilities management and property services in Qatar recently. The signing ceremony took place during the Aspire4Sport Congress and Exhibition. The joint venture , which will be named Mosanada UGL, will focus on providing integrated facilities management services and property services to government and private sector clients...
MES Indian School organised fun-filled literary and cultural activities to celebrate 112th birthday of India´s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru recently. As part of the celebration, the school held a special assembly to highlight the role played by Nehruji in India´s freedom struggle and his love for children and the red rose. The speakers at the assembly were Sohail Zubair from...
THE Arab Games Organising Committee (AGOC) has selected 4,000 volunteers who will work across a multitude of areas to support the committee. Volunteers have been recruited to support various functions of the games, including accommodation, cultural events, accreditation, workforce support, protocol, spectator services, transportation, media operations, sports, airport services...
FEAR over European banks´ exposure to risky government debt stalked markets and harried bank executives on Friday, as unsecured lending between banks evaporated and the cost of secured loans rose. Dwindling trust between the banks is forcing them to rely more and more heavily on the European Central Bank (ECB) to fund their activities, which in turn is spooking investors concerned about the health of the countries funding the ECB. Various indicators...
THE United States announced a massive order for Boeing jets from Indonesia´s largest domestic airline, Lion Air, to be showcased as US President Barack Obama winds up an Asia-Pacific tour. The sale of 230 short-haul 737 jets, worth $21.7 billion at list prices, is the largest commercial order in Boeing´s history, toppling a previous record set just days ago as the industry taps in to relentless...
EUROPEAN Central Bank chief Mario Draghi stood firm on Friday against heavy pressure to come to the rescue of the eurozone, standing by the bank´s independence and anti-inflation duty. Draghi, who took over at the ECB´s helm on November 1, hit back by telling governments they had a duty to get their finances in order and enact agreed measures to stabilise the crisis-wracked eurozone. Pressuring the ECB to act would undermine the bank´sy...
AUSTRALIA took a 30-run first innings lead despite a strong South African fightback on the second day of the second and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Thursday. Australia were bowled out for 296, losing all their wickets for 122 runs after an opening partnership of 174 between Shane Watson and Phil Hughes. Only four balls were bowled at the start of South Africa´s second innings, with no runs scored, before bad light ended play...
NASIR Iqbal of Pakistan held the spotlight as the knocked out third seed Elvinn Keo of Malaysia in the first round at the Ali Bin Ali PSA Challenger Squash Tournament on Friday. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Iqbal paraded an array of intelligent and skillful strokes to outclass the Malaysian rival with a 11-5 11-4 11-3 verdict. Landing in Doha just in the afternoon, Iqbal soon rushed to the court. And with controlled boasts...
CRISTIANO Ronaldo is hoping a combination of his and Real Madrid´s impressive form can help maintain their quest of bringing silverware back to the Santiago Bernabeu despite a challenging pre-Christmas fixtures list. Jose Mourinho´s Real side is on a ten-game winning streak in all competitions which, in the Primera Liga, has given them a three-point cushion over arch rivals Barcelona, the European champions who is bidding for a fourth consecutive.
LAURENCE Edelman is not a chef who looks often to Asia for culinary inspiration. "I´m not the kind of guy that´s out there looking for the exotic," said Edelman, who opened his new-American restaurant, Left Bank, this summer in the West Village. But while making his own mustard, he found an enticing ingredient from the East, mustard oil. Edelman now serves this pungent amber oil with lightly pickled mustard seeds on a frisee and cornichon salad.
AN attorney for a woman who claims Justin Bieber is the father of her baby boy said on Wednesday her lawsuit has been withdrawn as both camps wait for the singer to take a paternity test. Lawyer Jeffrey Leving told The Associated Press the suit filed in San Diego Superior Court by Mariah Yeater, 20, was recently removed without prejudice. However, the lawsuit could be refiled at a later date. A hearing set for December 15 has been canceled. "This case was never...
ANUSHKA Sharma is getting back in the media lights with the promotion of her upcoming film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl getting under way, However, that is not the only reason why the media is taking interest. Since filming started on Band Baaja Baaraat, Anushka and her co-star Ranveer Singh have been romantically linked together despite the two rejecting any claims, and again in an interview the actress looks to set the story straight. Let´s read what Anushka has...
Gloria Arroyo at
her hospital bed
on Friday on
charges of conspiring
with a feared warlord to rig
an election, an offence that could
lead to life in jail. The events
capped a tumultuous week in
Philippine politics that had seen
the government block Arroyo, 64,
from leaving the country after she
arrived at Manila airport wearing a
neck brace and saying she needed
medical care abroad.
THE rupee on Friday plunged to
32-month low of sub-51 level
against dollar on persisting
demand for the US currency from
banks and importers. At the interbank
foreign exchange market, the
domestic currency closed down
44 paise at 51.34/35 a dollar. It
had ended at 51.49/51 per dollar
on March 17, 2009. Sustained
dollar demand from banks and
importers in view of dollar firmness
in overseas markets.