EVER since their ice-breaking
meeting last year, President
Thein Sein and Daw Aung San
Suu Kyi have shown uncommon
courage and pragmatism as they
have moved cautiously, but in step, to
reorient public attitudes and transform
the political climate.
AS a young man, Peter Thiel
competed to get into
Stanford. Then he competed
to get into Stanford Law
School. Then he competed to
become a clerk for a federal judge.
Thiel won all those competitions.
But then he competed to get a
Supreme Court clerkship ...
FOOD security, sustainable development
and infrastructure, in that
order, are the top priorities of
Unctad, Secretary-General Dr
Supachai Panitchpakdi has said.
"I place food security as the highest
priority for Unctad. If we cannot
AL SADD and Al Rayyan will lock horns in the final of the Heir Apparent Cup at the Al Gharafa Stadium on Thursday. They qualified for the final after posting convincing wins over first and second placed Qatar ...
"SHE signed it for me - she is so cute! So sweet!" the designer Tadashi Shoji gushed as he lovingly clutched a piece of paper to his chest. On it was the original sketch he had made of the gown that the actress Octavia Spencer had worn to the Academy ...
REACH Out To Asia´s Adult English Literacy (RAEL) programme hosted a ´Reflection Event´ to recognise the outstanding achievements of Education City´s low-skilled workers and volunteer student tutors at the Education City Student Centre, on Wednesday. At the event, students and migrant workers received awards and certificates for participating in the 2011/2012 RAEL programme, the third and most successful ROTA Adult English Literacy ...
ASPETAR Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital will pay tribute to nurses worldwide by celebrating the annual International Nursing Day on May 10, said a press release from the hospital on Wednesday. According to the release, Aspetar will specifically focus on nursing within the sports medicine field at this year´s edition of the event in accordance with its vision to be a leader in sports medicine by 2015. International Nursing Day is celebrated ...
NORTHWESTERN University in Qatar (NUQ) will graduate its first student class in an inaugural ceremony at the Qatar National Convention Centre on May 9. Thirty-six students will receive Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism or communication, awarded by Northwestern´s renowned Medill School of Journalism and School of Communication, respectively. Commenting on the landmark occasion, Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al Thani, a member of ...
BRITAIN was back in recession Wednesday after its economy shrank in the first quarter while Prime Minister David Cameron said the country was being buffeted by the European downturn. Gross domestic product fell 0.2 percent between January and March, after a 0.3-percent drop in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement. That technically placed Britain in recession, which is defined as two successive...
ROSNEFT and Eni signed an agreement on Wednesday in the presence of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to jointly tap fields in Russia´s Barents and Black Sea zones, in Rosneft´s second Arctic deal in two weeks. The deal may not yield commercial oil production for years, but for Eni it secures a foothold in an untapped and strategically important new province, and for Russia, it brings in the capital...
STANDARD & Poor´s cut India´s credit rating outlook on Wednesday to negative from stable, reflecting the toll that hefty fiscal and current account deficits and political paralysis are exacting on Asia´s thirdlargest economy. The negative outlook jeopardises India´s long-term rating of BBB, the lowest investment grade rating, and sent Indian bonds, stocks and the rupee lower. India has no sovereign global bond issues, but a downgrade would increase borrowing costs ...
HEAVYWEIGHTS extended their victory sequence at the Asian Snooker Championship as the race to find 16 qualifiers gathered pace at the Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation hall on Wednesday. Till the afternoon session, reigning world champion Vafaei Ayouri Hossein from Iran and Indian troika of former world champion Pankaj Advani, twice Asian finalists Aditya Mehta and Kamal Chawla virtually moved into the knock-out stage. They were ...
CHELSEA chief executive Ron Gourlay said the London club was due a big financial boost as a result of its "phenomenal" Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona. The Blues is set for the biggest television cash pay-out for reaching the final of at least ¢45 million ($73 million, 55.5 million euros) after a dramatic 2-2 draw in Barcelona on Tuesday, where it played most of the match with 10 men after captain John Terry was sent off. That result...
QATAR Youth Team will take on Qatar National Team in the Qatar Women´s Basketball League at the Aspire Women´s Hall on Thursday at 6.15 pm. The second match of the day will feature Qatar Museums Authority and Al Gharafa Doha Sky at 7.15 pm. The first ever women´s league was launched on Saturday with representatives from the Qatar Women´s Sports Committee and organiser QSports Leagues attending the opening ceremony. Also present on the occasion...
IN the beginning Honda created the CRV and it sold well. There was no rest on the seventh day, as it existed in a world of dinosaur-size competition, and there was still no rest by day 5840, when Honda unveiled the 2012 CR-V–long after the dinosaurs fell prey to the meteorite-like impact of rising fuel prices. The fourth generation of the Honda´s smallest SUV hosts numerous updates that, when taken apart, might seem minor and inconsequential, but together they make...
WITH Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music´s new favourite colour is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, Lambert has four as a solo artist and as part of her trio Pistol Annies, and Swift led a contingent of stars earning three nominations apiece for the 11th annual video...
FILMMAKER and superstar Aamir Khan´s wife Kiran Rao says the actor´s new TV show Satyamev Jayate has made life tough for her as he has started bringing work home. "This show has made my life tough on many levels because Aamir has worked on the show night and day and has also brought work home," the 38-year-old said. "My house has been full of writers, people from Star and ...
BSKYB, which has built its business
on the back of soccer rights, could
face a costly challenge from Al-
Jazeera when English Premier
League (EPL) rights are renewed
this summer. Al-Jazeera has
expanded aggressively in French
soccer rights, prompting speculation
it wants to cross the Channel to
muscle in on the EPL.
THE final of the 18th edition of the
Heir Apparent Cup will be played
on Thursday between Al Sadd and
Al Rayyan at the Al Gharafa
Stadium. Both sides qualified for
the final, posting convincing wins
over first and second placed teams
in the Qatar Stars League.