DURING the past 30 years, a
growing share of the global
economic pie has been taken
by the world's wealthiest people.
In the UK and the US, the
share of national income going to the
top 1 percent has doubled, setting workforces
adrift from economic progress.
AS a journalist, the best part
of covering the recent wave
of protests and uprisings
against autocrats is seeing
stuff you never imagined
you'd see - like, in Moscow last
week, when some opponents of
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's
plans to become president again ...
KATARA Cultural Village Foundation's Art Collection expo opened on Monday to treat visitors to an exquisite array of paintings on display at the Katara's gallery. The paintings were acquired from 18 Qatari artists who ...
GARMIN- BARRACUDA zoomed to victory in the Team Time Trial at the Tour of Qatar on Monday. The American team covered the 11.3-km course at the Losail International Circuit in the first place, edging Omega ...
"WHEN you grow up in abject poverty and dysfunction,"Viola Davis says, "it requires a lot of entities to throw you a rope. "The first person to throw me the rope was my older sister, Diane," says the actress, who grew up in Rhode Island in a family ...
QATAR University College of Pharmacy (CPH) recently held the 4th session of its continuing pharmacy professional development programme (CPPD) which was attended by 74 pharmacists from hospitals, clinics and community practice settings. The session titled ´Case 3: Asthma´ focused on optimal medication management for asthma patients. It was cofacilitated by Hamad Medical Corporation´s Dr Michael Fahey, Qatar Petroleum´s Dr Azza Abulrish, and CPPD.
DIRECTOR of Public Health Dr Mohammed bin Hamad bin J al Thani recently visited the University of Calgary – Qatar (UCQ) to discuss partnerships and possible collaboration. "I am very impressed with the progress UCQ has made in such a short time. Enrolment figures continue to climb and you´ve already graduated 28 nurses who are now working in the Qatar health care system. They will contribute greatly to the demand for nurses," he said. He was ...
QATAR Airways is engaging in talks with the government of Georgia on ways to help boost tourism to the South East European country. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar al Baker met with Georgian Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri in Tbilisi during the launch of the airline´s scheduled flights to the city recently. Baker said Georgia´s emerging tourism industry, along with infrastructure developments and highpotential business opportunities were ...
QATAR´S bourse has done all it needs to secure an upgrade to emerging market status from index compiler MSCI and the onus is now on individual companies to address the main foreign ownership limit issue, its top executive said. Qatar Exchange CEO Andre Went said that the exchange, home to the best-performing regional benchmark last year, aims to launch trade in bonds, introduce market makers and increase companies listed on the bourse. The biggest issue ...
EUROPE´S debt in late 2011 stood well above the EU´s limits for a healthy economy, with even powerhouse Germany bearing a debt load that could take decades to pay down, although borrowing as a proportion of output was smaller than for the United States. The 27-nation European Union´s total government debt rose slightly to 82.2 percent of economic output in the third quarter of 2011, statistics agency Eurostat said on Monday, while debt in the ...
THE European Commission said on Monday it will stand by a new law that imposes charges on airline carbon emissions after China banned its carriers from paying for such permits. "We are not backing down and this legislation will apply to companies operating in Europe," said Isaac Valero- Ladron, spokesman for EU climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard. Valero-Ladron warned that the law, which came into force January 1, carries fines for ...
ELI Manning is the undisputed star of the Super Bowl after outshining Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots. Just as he did four years ago when the Giants ruined New England´s perfect season, Manning guided New York 88 yards to the decisive touchdown Sunday, which the Patriots didn´t contest as Ahmad Bradshaw ran 6 yards with 57 seconds left. Patriots coach Bill Belichick reasoned the Giants .
PAKISTAN´S bowlers sealed an emphatic 71-run win in the third and final Test against England on Monday, wrapping up a humiliating 3-0 series whitewash in the process. Set a daunting 324-run target, England were bowled out for 252 with paceman Umar Gul taking 4-61 and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal 4-67 to help Pakistan achieve a first-ever Test cleansweep against their opponents. With the ball turning again it was always going to be a difficult task for ...
GHANA and Mali on Sunday clinched the two remaining spots in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Mali won a penalty shootout 5-4 against the co-hosts Gabon after the match ended 1-1 after extra-time, while Ghana secured a 2-1 extratime victory against a 10-man Tunisian side. In the later game in Franceville, a disappointingly small crowd saw Black Stars captain John Mensah give his side an early lead when he scored from close range in the 10th minute.
EVERY red carpet has its head-turners, dresses that captivate, spark style trends, and celebrate turning points in a star´s career. Much the same was on display during the Golden Globes on January 15. In past seasons, the looks on parade at the annual glam fest helped cement reputations and jump-start careers. When Reese Witherspoon stepped out in 2007, after her breakup with Ryan Phillippe ...
THE Arab Spring uprisings and political turmoil in the West will dominate the 62nd Berlin film festival starting Thursday, as Hollywood royalty sprinkles stardust in the frigid German capital. Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Antonio Banderas and Christian Bale are due in town to present new films at the first major European festival of the year, and arguably its most topical. Farewell My Queen, a drama starring .
THE much-awaited wax statue of Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit will be unveiled at London´s Madame Tussauds on March 7. "Madame Tussauds unveiling on March 7, 2012. See you then," tweeted Madhuri, who has moved to India from Denver to play a new innings in Bollywood. Known for her natural acting talent and graceful dancing, the 44-year-old is the latest Indian film star to join the A-list line up at the Madame Tussauds wax museum ...
QATAR’S bourse has done all it
needs to secure an upgrade to
emerging market status from index
compiler MSCI and the onus is now
on individual companies to address
the main foreign ownership limit
issue, CEO Andre Went said. He
said the exchange, home to the
best-performing regional benchmark
last year, aims to launch
trade in bonds and increase companies
listed on the bourse.
AT least 64 people died across
Syria on Monday, mostly in the
restive province around the city of
Homs, which was heavily shelled
by government troops targeting
residential buildings and makeshift
clinics, opposition activists
said. The US closed its embassy
in Damascus on Monday in a dramatic
escalation of pressure on
President Bashar al Assad to give
up power ...