BANKS are eating up all the real
estate in my neighborhood. I
live on a basically residential
street, and within three and a
half short blocks of my house
are eight banks: two Chase, one Wells
Fargo, one Citi, one
QATAR National Human Rights
Committee (NHRC) and United
Nations High Commission for
Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday
signed an agreement to protect
human rights including rights of
people displaced by conflicts or natural
MICHEL Hazanavicius was hailed as outstanding director of the year for The Artist at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards, which were held on Saturday night at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland ...
DIRECTOR-GENERAL of Public Security Major General Saad bin Jassim al Khulaifi met heads of interior ministry delegations from some Arab countries on Sunday. The visit was part of the annual visits to police institutes and colleges in accordance with the decision of Arab Interior Ministers´ Council to enhance the cooperation and exchange of expertise between Arab police agencies. The Police Training Institute (PTI) received 31 delegates from Algeria ...
FAMILIES members of Nasser Bin Khaled´s employees gathered for a day at the office recently as part of a new concept for a family day where kids and family members join management and staff at the NBK headquarters for a tour of the premises and a close-up feel of the workplace culture. In line with NBK´s commitment to nurture affinities amongst colleagues and ensure an innovative workplace system, the initiative was received with cheers from the entire.
QATARI Businesswomen Association (QBWA) recently announced its decision to expand its membership to include companies and institutions operating in the country after it was limited only to individuals. The step was aimed at reaching out to more Qatari women and encourage them join the association as well as to develop interaction between the association and various companies. The association offers three different levels of corporate membership.
SAUDI Arabia can meet any future world oil shortages thanks to massive investment, and its rising gas output will mean crude exports will not be affected by booming domestic energy demand, Oil Minister Ali al Naimi said on Monday. Growing tension between Iran and the West over the Islamic Republic´s nuclear programme has led to fears of a disruption in oil supplies from the Middle East Gulf ...
SOUTHEAST Asian carriers are set to profit from the expected surge in the number of leisure and business travellers to Myanmar as it re-emerges from political isolation, but poor infrastructure is likely to slow development. The former Burma, one of the most isolated countries in Asia, is being welcomed back into the international fold after two decades of sanctions, thanks to democratic reforms including the release of political prisoners.
CHINA intends to establish Shanghai as the global centre for yuan trading, clearing and pricing over the next three years as part of broader plans to make the commercial hub an international financial centre by 2020. The plan for Shanghai´s financial innovations through 2015, published jointly by the country´s economic planning agency and the Shanghai government on Monday, set goals on a wide range of areas aimed at further developing Shanghai ...
SPANISH ´Desert King" Alvaro Quiros is keen to shake off his early season rustiness and regain the rhythm that won the big-hitter the Commercialbank Qatar Masters title three years ago. Talking after the launch of Saratoga and C2 watches in Doha, the Concord brand ambassador said he loved the course and would be trying to have a finish among the top players at the Doha Golf Club course at ...
EXXONMOBIL Qatar has underlined its ongoing commitment to the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, presented by Dolphin Energy, by signing a two-year sponsorship agreement with the Doha-staged European Tour golf event. This deal builds on many years of sponsorship between ExxonMobil and the event since first staged in 1998. This year´s tournament will again be hosted by the ...
INTER Milan´s run of seven successive Serie A wins came to an abrupt end on Sunday as it fell to a 1-0 defeat by relegation strugglers Lecce, a loss made all the more bitter by AC Milan´s 3-0 win over Cagliari which saw its rival tuck in just a point behind leaders Juventus. Uruguayan Guillermo Giaccomazzi struck for Lecce to give them their first home win of the season - they had previously taken ...
JUST look around," said Malcolm Lee, a 2 7 - y e a r - o l d Singaporean chef, as he gestured toward the dozen or so street food stands surrounding our table. "I doubt that one of these hawkers is under the age of 40. When this generation is gone, their recipes will probably go with them. Their children want to be bankers or lawyers. Who wants to slog it out six days a week, morning through night, in a hot, dirty environment?" We were at the Singapore Food Trail at the ...
BEASTS of the Southern Wild and The House I Live In won the top awards at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, making them l i k e l y favourites for independent movie audiences in 2012. Directed by Benh Zeitlin and set in impoverished Louisiana, Beasts of the Southern Wild picked up the jury prize for best drama as well as best cinematography with its poetic tale of the bond between.
ACTOR, sportsperson and social activist Rahul Bose is set to auction 29 iconic sports memorabilia from national and international world champions this year for the cause of spreading equality. The auction will be held on February 11 for Rahul´s NGO The Foundation, and will be called "Equation 2012 - An auction for charity". The event was first held in 2010, but this year it promises to be bigger and better. This year sports memorabilia like Sachin Tendulkar´s bat ...
SOUTH KOREAN President Lee
Myung-bak will be visiting Saudi
Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab
Emirates between February 7 and
10 to secure stable energy supplies
and for broader cooperation
in economic affairs, the presidential
office said on Monday.
AT least 21 civilians, six members
of the security forces, and two
deserters were killed in violence
across Syria on Monday, the
Syrian Observatory for Human
Rights said. Meanwhile, troops
penetrated Rankus, 40 kilometres
north of Damascus, after shelling
the town, the Observatory said.