THERE are millions of political
activists, volunteers, organizers
and would-be officeholders.
There are hundreds of thousands
of elected officials. Yet
somehow, out of all this multitude, the
Republican Party has been ...
IF you want to understand how
great teachers transform lives,
listen to the story of Olly Neal.A
recent study showed how a great
elementary school teacher can
raise the lifetime earnings of a single
class by $700,000. After I wrote
about the study, skeptics of school.
THE Prime Minister and Minister
of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al
Thani opened the second edition of
the 2012 Qatar Motor Show at the
Doha Exhibition Center on
Monday. He also visited the stalls of
different exhibitors and ....
A COMPREHENSIVE and inclusive disaster management strategy to meet the challenges faced by people with various types of disabilities during natural disasters is of utmost importance. This was the common refrain of experts during the discussions on the second day of the fifth Shafallah International Forum in Doha on Monday. During the session on ´Disability in Crisis: Ensuring Community Equality at a Local Level´, Rooshey Hasnain, project director.
PRIME Minister of East Timor (Timor-Leste) Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão visited the head office of Barwa Real Estate Group to meet its senior management during his visit to the country. Hitmi bin Ali al Hitmi, chairman, Abdulla Abdulaziz al Subaie, group chief executive officer, and Ahmad al Abdullah, deputy GCEO of Barwa Real Estate Group, along with senior officials were present at the meeting, which explored ways of future business opportunities and cooperation.
QATAR University (QU) Honours Programme organised a function to celebrate the success of its students who passed the Honors Freshman Seminar course conducted in Fall 2011 recently. Twenty-five out of a total of 31students of the programme received an ´A´ grade in the course. The students were honoured in the presence of Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) chairperson HE Sheikha ...
OIL prices rose to near $111 on Monday after EU foreign ministers agreed to ban imports of Iranian oil from the start of July, eliciting further threats from Iran to close the key shipping channel the Strait of Hormuz. Brent crude oil futures were up $1.11 at $110.97 a barrel by 1248 GMT. US crude was up $1.05 to $99.38 a barrel. Both contracts rose after threats from an Iranian member of parliament to close the Strait of Hormuz, a key shipping channel, if Iran´s exports.
BUSINESS morale in France´s manufacturing sector dropped unexpectedly in January as uncertainty over the state of the eurozone and world economy as well as upcoming elections weighed on sentiment, adding to hints that France started the year in a recession. The slump in industrial confidence, now in its seventh month, adds to the sense of economic gloom in France just three months before a two-round presidential election in April ...
THE new chief executive of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) said on Monday drastic change is not needed after he assumed his new job following the departure of Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, who stepped down as co-CEOs and co-chairmen of the once-iconic, but now struggling company. The RIM founders have been replaced by Thorsten Heins, a little known chief operating officer who joined RIM four years ago from Siemens AG. The Canadian ...
US tennis queen Serena Williams crashed to one of the worst defeats of her glittering grand slam career Monday, as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray moved safely into the Australian Open quarter-finals. Williams, winner of 13 major titles including five in Melbourne, fell to the lowliest of opponents on the sun-baked centre court in Russia´s Ekaterina Makarova, the world number 56 coming ...
AUSTRALIA captain Michael Clarke is ready for the biggest test of the summer to complete a 4-0 clean sweep in subcontinent-like conditions for the fourth and final Test against India starting on Tuesday. Offspinner Nathan Lyon has been included at the expense of left-arm swing bowler Mitch Starc in the only change to the Australian side that won in Perth by an innings and 23 runs ...
CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored two penalties as Real Madrid restored its five-point La Liga advantage with a 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday just as the club reeled from allegations of a player revolt. Ronaldo took his season´s league tally to 23, hours after Lionel Messi had hit a hattrick in Barcelona´s 4-1 triumph at Malaga. That put the Argentine star on 22 for the season as the champions temporarily cut the gap on its bitter rivals at the top.
THANKS to the Gagosian art empire, a ludicrous number of paintings by Damien Hirst are on display right now: 331 of Hirst´s implacably cheerful "spot" abstractions are spread among Gagosian´s 11 galleries in eight cities on three continents. The good news, of course, is that they´re not all in one place. And none involve dead animals, maggots, encrusted diamonds or vats of formaldehyde. They´re mostly just grids of repeating, neatly made circles ...
HOLLYWOOD comes to Sundance to discover new directors. Quentin Tarantino, Michael Moore, Bryan Singer and Darren Aronofsky all got noticed for the first time (more or less) at the festival. Who knows if Mark Webber, 31, has a directing career ahead of him or not. At the moment he has the most heat as an actor, appearing in studio films like Scott Pilgrim vs the World and three movies playing at this year´s Sundance. But one of those, The End of ...
MACAU was brightly lit up with all the Bollywood glitterati who had converged on the beautiful island over the weekend for the Zee Cine Awards night which was held on Saturday. Ranbir Kapoor´s performance in Rockstar managed to earn him the Best Actor (Popular) award. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan won the Best Actor (Jury) award for Don 2. Vidya´s universally applauded performance in this year´s The Dirty Picture, garnered her the Best Actress award in ...
ARE you obese? Stop worrying,
for help is at hand.
Hamad Medical Corporation
(HMC) has introduced a new
called ‘spider surgical
Introduced recently in view
of high prevalence of obesity
in Qatar, 10 patients have
already undergone the procedure
at HMC with the first
bariatric surgery being performed
less than 10 days ago.
QATAR Airways has announced
that it will resume flights to the
Libyan capital Tripoli from
February 2. The airline will reintroduce
scheduled services between
Doha and Tripoli after suspending
operations last year due to the
unrest in that country. The carrier
had been flying to Tripoli for nine
years. Initially, the re-launched
route will be served three-times-aweek,
via Alexandria, with plans
to increase capacity at a later