IGREW up in Arvada, Colorado, in
the shadow of a nuclear bomb factory,
so I read the just-released
report on the Fukushima meltdown
in Japan with special interest.
Coinciding with the first anniversary
of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster ...
EVERY so often someone
asks me: "What’s your
favorite country, other than
your own?" I’ve always had
the same answer: Taiwan.
"Taiwan? Why Taiwan?" people
Very simple: Because Taiwan is a
barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea
with no natural resources .
THE Hamad Medical Corporation
(HMC) has laid out a five-year strategy
(2012-2016) to transform nursing
HMC Nursing Executive Director
Dr Nabila al Meer said that the plan
included developing a high quality
INDIA'S Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir both cracked their 10th one-day centuries to set up a comfortable 50-run victory over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Tuesday. Man-of-the-match Kohli (108) and left-handed ...
SHE may have made her fortune sucking in fat tummies and taming ample bosoms, but Spanx tycoon Sara Blakely has no hangups about her own body. The glamourous American entrepreneur has been the brand's pin-up since she started the company a ...
THE Japan embassy commemorated on Tuesday the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country last year. Japan Ambassador to Qatar HE Kenjiro Monji expressed gratitude to all the countries that supported his country during the disaster. Assistant Foreign Minister for International Co-operation Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Jabor al Thani was the special guest on the ...
STUDENTS of Georgetown University´s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) have returned from a 10-day Community Engagement Programme (CEP) initiative in Sri Lanka. Subsequent to a rigorous application process, the 25 students selected with academic expertise in international politics, culture & politics and international economics, combine their unique areas of focus ...
MSHEIREB Properties´ involvement in the 2012 edition of Marché International des Professionnels d´Immobilier (MIPIM), the world´s largest real estate exhibition, held annually in Cannes, has been described as a resounding success by organisers, exhibitors and visitors to the expo. For the first time in the event´s history, MIPIM staged a national pavilion for Qatar as well as a groundbreaking thought leadership event, the two-day Qatar Urban Forum. Only London.
THE European Union, United States and Japan formally asked the World Trade Organisation on Tuesday to settle a dispute with China over Beijing´s restriction on exports of raw materials, including rare earth elements critical to major industries. The EU´s trade chief, Karel De Gucht, said the three trading powers were making the dispute settlement request, the first step before filing a full ...
GERMAN investor confidence surged to the highest level for 21 months in March, amid growing optimism that Europe´s top economy can shrug off the worst of the debt crisis, data showed on Tuesday. The ZEW think tank´s economic expectations index rose by 16.9 points in March to stand at plus 22.3 points, the highest level since June 2010, the organisation said in a statement. Analysts had been ...
YAHOOInc sued Facebook Inc over 10 patents that include methods and systems for advertising on the Web, opening the first major legal battle among big technology companies in social media. The lawsuit, filed in a San Jose, California federal court on Monday, marks a major escalation of patent litigation that has already swept up the smartphone and tablet sectors and high-tech stalwarts such as Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.
THE Qatar Al Anabi Racing Top Fuel Team, owned by His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al Thani, advanced to the semi-finals on Sunday in Gainesville, Florida in the United States before the remainder of the race was postponed due to rain. According to reports from Gainesville, Florida ,The Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals is the third of 23 races that make up America´s 2012 National Hot Rod Association Drag Racing season. The Al Anabi Racing Team ...
SPIRIT of Qatar will test its strength against 11 times world title winner Victory Team of the UAE as the pole race of the Qatar Grand Prix takes place at The Pearl Qatar on Wednesday at 2.30 pm. This is the first time that The Pearl Qatar, the sponsor of the race, is holding a round of the UIM Class One Powerboat World Championship Series. Earlier, the Corniche waterfront used to be the venue ...
ARSENAL centre back Thomas Vermaelen scored in stoppage time in a 2-1 win over Newcastle on Monday, completing the team´s fourth straight come-from-behind victory in the Premier League to close within a point of third place. Vermaelen´s close-range goal in the fifth and final minute of added time sent the 60,000-strong crowd at Emirates stadium into a frenzy, with the Gunners ...
THE model currently in use ignores how metabolism slowdown affects weight loss. UK national guidelines that advise people how to lose weight are seriously flawed and grossly overstate how quickly they will reach their targets, scientists say. Researchers found people lost only half as much weight as expected in a year if they followed the advice given by the NHS (UK health service) and US health ...
IN her first interview since Whitney Houston´s death, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown said she´s "doing as good as I possibly can" and recalled the tender last moments she shared with her superstar mother before her sudden death last month. "She´s always with me," said the 19-yearold, Houston´s only child and sole heir. "Her spirit is strong, it´s a strong spirit. I feel her pass through me ...
AFTER being appreciated for her performance in female-centric Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture, actress Vidya Balan carries forwards the legacy of hits with Kahaani, which has reportedly collected Rs2.95 crore on its opening day. Released on Friday, the dramathriller made at a shoestring budget of Rs8 crore is receiving positive response from both the critics and audiences The film has opened very well. The collection in India on Friday .
SYRIAN President Bashar al Assad
on Tuesday announced a May 7
parliamentary election, even as 22
regime troops were killed in
ambushes by rebel fighters. The
announcement came as UN-Arab
League peace envoy Kofi Annan
said he was expecting a response
from Assad to “concrete proposals”
to halt Syria’s bloodshed.
MINISTER of Environment HE
Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Aaboud
al Midhadhi on Tuesday inaugurated
the third Qatar International
Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ12)
at Doha Exhibitions Center. The
four-day expo is being organised
by the ministry of environment in
association with Seqlia for conferences
and exhibitions. The expo
will run till March 16.