IS 20th-century capitalism failing
21st-century society? Members of
the global elite debated that unusual
question at the annual World
There was a time, not long ago, when
such a debate would have been held
only among the protesters who annually
shelter in igloos
MITCH Daniels, the former
Bush budget director
who is now Indiana's
governor, made the
Republicans' reply to
President Obama's State of the
Union address. His performance
was, well, boring. But he did say
something thought-provoking and I
mean that in the worst .
A SPECIAL Committee of
Children of Poland, only
one of its kind in the world,
which rewards distinguished
their contributions to children's
welfare every year,
has nominated Her
Highness Sheikha Moza for its ...
THE Qatar Exchange (QE) showed a mixed performance during the five trading days of the week starting January 22. The official QE index decreased by 0.32 percent over previous week's closing and finished the week at ...
THERE is no combat in the early scenes of War Horse, Steven Spielberg's sweeping adaptation of the popular stage spectacle, but the film opens with a cinematic assault as audacious and unsparing as the Normandy landing in ...
A TEAM of eight ConocoPhillips Qatar female employees and their spouses participated in a plastics recycling workshop organised by Al Shaymaa Independent Secondary School for Girls recently. ConocoPhillips sponsored the programme. The delegation led by the company´s Communications & Public Affairs Specialist Sandra Harthoorn was received by Maha al Kuwari and members ...
AL WATAN newspaper has been announced the second prize winner in the Doha 2011 Pan Arab Games ´Best Media Coverage´ Competition organised by Al Dawri & Al Kass Sports Channels. Al Watan will get a cash prize of QR140,000. Al Sharq newspaper, which came first, will receive a sum of QR200,000. The Estad-Aldoha Qatari enewspaper took the third position with a QR100,000 cash award. Al Dawri & Al Kass Qatari Sports Channels Director ...
MEMBERS of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) community and guests recently attended a monthly dialogue series event conducted by visiting Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) scholar and Princeton professor Kwame Anthony Appiah, titled, ´Being a citizen of the world today.´ CIRS and SFS-Q hosted the event, which was well ...
AL MEERA Consumer Goods (Al Meera) and Hassad Foods, Qatar´s large agriculture and livestock development firm, announced a deal which will shortly see Al Meera´s outlets all over the country selling Hassad-branded rice. The agreement falls in line with Al Meera´s strategy to expand both its stores and product offerings to the general public. "We are proud to have inked this agreement with Hassad," said Al Meera Deputy Chief Executive Officer ...
PASSENGERS were stranded at Spanish airports on Saturday after airline Spanair abruptly went bust, cancelling all its future flights at half an hour´s notice. "Faced with the lack of financial visibility for the coming months, the company has decided to cease its operations as a measure of caution and safety," Spanair said in a statement just before 9.30 pm on Friday. Its last scheduled flight landed at ...
GERMANY is pushing for Greece to relinquish control over its budget policy to European institutions as part of discussions over a second rescue package, a European source told Reuters on Friday. "There are internal discussions within the Euro group and proposals, one of which comes from Germany, on how to constructively treat country aid programmes that are continuously off track, whether this can simply be ignored ...
A RESURGENT Australia wrapped up an emphatic 4-0 series humiliation of India on Saturday after sealing a 298- run win in the fourth and final Test at the Adelaide Oval. The end of another one-sided contest was swift with the Australians snapping up the final four wickets in an hour to skittle India for 201 and inflict an eighth away Test defeat on the trot for the demoralised tourists. Despite the series drubbing, which comes after they were similarly ...
AS the world golfing spotlight falls on the Middle East´s famed ´Desert Swing´, the line up for the 15th Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy has strengthened even further with the addition of 2010 champion Robert Karlsson, former Major winner John Daly and the ever popular Miguel Angel Jimenez. The $2.5 million tournament boasts a line-up bristling with talent and ...
A LAST-GASP goal from substitute Dirk Kuyt saw Liverpool snatch a 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Saturday as the Merseysiders booked its place in the last 16 of the FA Cup. Kuyt punished poor Manchester United defending in the 88th minute, lashing a low shot past David de Gea to send Anfield into raptures after United had failed to deal with a Pepe Reina goal kick. The Dutch forward´s late winner was the dramatic final act of a largely trouble-free first meeting ...
ELLSWORTH Kelly´s studio is a sprawling labyrinth of whitewalled rooms, some with skylights, some with large windows looking out onto the rolling landscape. Everything is simple, spare and modern with one exception: At the entrance is a small mustard-yellow ladder-back chair with a multicolored woven straw seat inspired by van Gogh´s paintings of his bedroom in Arles. "I did this ...
LATE pop star Michael Jackson was immortalised in cement on Thursday when his three children stamped the Thriller singer´s glove and shoe prints in the hallowed concrete courtyard of Grauman´s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Well over a hundred fans of the King of Pop and celebrities including Justin Bieber and Jackson family members watched the song and dance spectacle.
IF you want to look right, you have to learn to love your body, says modelturned- Bollywood item girl Yana Gupta who is also a budding non-fiction writer. "Love yourself unconditionally. If you look in the mirror and don´t like what you see, you don´t start it... It all starts with the love, energy and the relaxation that comes into your life with loving yourself," Yana told IANS recently at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Glowing after her battle to get the ...
THE Arab League has suspended its
observer mission in Syria because of
an upsurge in violence that has
killed 200 people in the past three
days. At least 50 people were killed
on Saturday alone.
The decision came after consultations
between the organization’s
chief, Nabil al Arabi, and the head of
the mission, Mohamed al Dabi, an
Arab League diplomat said on
QATAR’S Abdulaziz al
Kuwari steered his Mini to a
success, winning the Qatar
International Rally, the first
round of the 2012 FIA Middle
East Rally Championship
(MERC) in Doha on
Overnight leader Abdulaziz
with his brother Nasser in the
co-driver’s seat knew that the
title holder Attiyah bin Saleh
al Attiyah, looking for his 10th
straight victory in the home