One general rule of modern
politics is that the people
who talk most about future
generations, who go around
solemnly declaring that we're burdening
our children with debt are,
in practice, the people most eager to
sacrifice our ...
THE Heir Apparent and President
of Qatar Olympic Committee His
Highness Sheikh Tamim bin
Hamad al Thani led a high-level
delegation of the Doha 2020 Bid
Committee in presenting Doha's bid
to host the 2020.
ARTISTIC murals made from bottle caps were on display at the Corporate Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Department pavilion on Saturday at the ongoing Qatar Petroleum (QP) Environment Fair at the Doha ...
DE Von Hardin secured 18 points and 14 rebounds to guide Al Rayyan Club to a nailbiting 75-73 victory against holder Al Gharafa in the Emir Cup Basketball best of five semi-finals on Saturday. Leslie Chauncey, who finished with 15 points.
ONCE Krysten Ritter abandoned her career as a globe-trotting fashion model and started focusing on acting, she spent a lot of time playing beautiful tough chicks. And why not? With her saucer eyes, pale complexion, long black bangs and air of aloofness...
FILIPINO dance groups PKRU (group category) and Fusion 1900s (duo category) emerged as the champions at the ´Doha´s 1st Hip-Hop Challenge: The Ultimate Dance Showdown´ held at the Philippine School Doha gymnasium on Friday. The dance contest was organised by the ´Events and Beyond´ to raise funds that would benefit the World Vision Philippines, a nonprofit charity organisation which.
QATARGAS has achieved yet another significant milestone with the loading of the 1000th LNG cargo from the Common Lean LNG Storage and Loading Asset. The cargo, bound for Elba Island, Georgia, USA, was safely loaded from LNG Berth 4 on the Q-Flex LNG vessel Al Khattiya. The Common Lean LNG storage and loading facilities are built to store LNG produced by the six mega trains at Qatargas (Trains 4, 5, 6 and 7) and RasGas (Trains 6 and 7) and load ...
TEXAS A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) officially welcomed the ´Omega Chi Epsilon´ (OXE), the American National Honour Society for Chemical Engineering, at a dinner ceremony on Thursday. The society recognises top engineering students and graduates for their chemical engineering achievements while promoting their success in the field. Twenty-five TAMUQ ...
FRENCH oil firm Total SA said on Saturday that a natural gas leak at one of its plants in Nigeria´s crude-rich southern delta may have been going on for weeks. The leak at its Obite natural gas site has forced the company to evacuate those nearby and led to daily monitoring of air and water surrounding the plant in Nigeria´s Rivers state. However, Total´s Nigerian subsidiary hasn´t made any public statement about the leak since it likely began ...
CHINA took a milestone step in turning the yuan into a global currency on Saturday by doubling the size of its trading band against the dollar, pushing through a crucial reform that further liberalises its nascent financial markets. The People´s Bank of China said it would allow the yuan to rise or fall 1 percent from a mid-point every day, effective Monday, compared with its previous 0.5 percent limit. The timing of the move underlines Beijing´s belief that the yuan.
AFTER suffering their worst two weeks of the year, stocks will look to quarterly earnings to determine whether the recent pullback has been exhausted or more losses are justified. Alcoa opened the earnings season with a bang, reporting a first-quarter profit on Tuesday instead of the expected loss. That positive surprise foretold a trend. Of the 32 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings so far, Thomson Reuters data showed that 75 percent - or two dozen...
NICO Rosberg and Michael Schumacher gave Mercedes the front row for the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday as the German team showed it has enough speed to challenge for victories in Formula One this season. Rosberg secured the first pole position of his career with a blistering lap in the final qualifying session, while Schumacher will start from second after earning his first spot on the front row since his comeback in 2010. Rosberg was a full...
SERGEY Musikhin took the advantage of a penalty against compatriot Andrew Arbuzov and claimed the Qatar Match Racing Cup 2012 with a pulsating 3-2 victory at Doha Bay, on Saturday. Arbuzov, the world No 21 and last year´s runner-up, led his crew 2-1 ahead in the final. But in the third race, he had to undertake a penalty lap which allowed world 37th-ranked Musikhin to win the race. He equalised the scores, setting up a grand finale to the Grade 3 event, under...
CARLOS Tevez hits a hat-trick as Manchester City crushed Norwich 6-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday to pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester United. Roberto Mancini´s side moved within two points of title rivals United thanks to a treble from Argentina forward Tevez, two goals from Sergio Aguero and an Adam Johnson strike. United now needs to beat Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday to re-establish its fivepoint advantage at ...
IT doesn´t take long to realise the 2013 Scion FR-S is special—just an aggressive 4-second wide-open throttle jab, a short three-two downshift, and a clockwise rotation of the FR-S´ small 14.4-inchdiameter helm. It´s at this point in my drive, as I´m heading into Sodegaura Forest Raceway´s sharp, right-hand Turn 1, that the bright-orange Traction Control icon begins to flash incessantly...
SCARLETT Johansson was left embarrassed after nude photos of the star were leaked online last year. In an interview that accompanies a stunning photoshoot by Princess Diana´s favourite photographer Mario Testino, Scarlett Johansson admits that the scandal left her somewhat paranoid. The intimate photographs, intended for Reynolds, went viral on the Internet and the actress was forced to call in the authorities. She said, "When all those...
BOLLYWOOD bombshell Mallika Sherawat´s latest item number Laila in Priyadarshan´s forthcoming action thriller, Tezz has not apparently gone down well with the director as he says it was not required and was added just for promotions. "I never wanted the item song in the film but the producers (Ratan Jain of Venus) said we are a musical company and hence it came in the film ...
THE United Nations flag will be
raised on Sunday to mark the
beginning of activities for the prestigious
13th session of the United
Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (Unctad XIII) at the
Qatar National Convention Centre.
The Emir His Highness Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani is
scheduled to officially inaugurate
the meet, to be held in Doha from
April 21 to 26.
QNB Group has updated its forecasts
for the Qatari economy for
the period 2012-13, based on the
recent release of full year 2011
GDP data by Qatar Statistics
Authority. The update includes various
oil price scenarios. Nominal
GDP is forecast to surge by 19.8
percent in 2012 and rise by a further
5.4 percent in 2013 to