THE British Conservative Party's
best-known Muslim, Baroness
Sayeeda Warsi, projects herself
as a common sense "woman of
the people". As such, she
appealed to Conservative Party leader
David Cameron as he sought to make
his party appear "inclusive."
Warsi became ...
GOVERNMENT doesn't profit
from experience because of
the way it goes about testing
out its policy problems. It
should try learning the way businesses
In 2009, we had a big debate
about whether to pass a stimulus
package. Many esteemed and/or
Nobel Prize-winning economists
THE Shard tower in London
will be inaugurated on July 5
by Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs
HE Sheikh Hamad bin
Jassim bin Jabor al Thani
and Prince Andrew Albert
Edward, the Duke of York ...
HER Highness Sheikha Moza on Sunday assured the Qatar University students that the university would continue to strive and develop their English language skills so long as it was a prerequisite for graduation. During a visit ...
NEW Asian snooker champion Aditya Mehta is extremely pleased to have signed off the amateur circuit on a winning note. In the final at the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation hall on Saturday, the 26-year-old cut short a spirited surge
SINCE moving to New York City from Los Angeles last fall, Solange Knowles has kept up a dual life. Her public persona includes a DJ stint at a party at the Ferragamo store on Fifth Avenue and posing for V magazine. But her schedule also includes going to see...
THE third annual translation conference titled ´Translation in and of the world´ was launched with an impressive array of workshops and keynote addresses on Sunday. The conference began with opening remarks from renowned names such as Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP) author Ahdaf Soueif, Executive Director of the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) Amal al Malki, as well as representatives from the organising partners BQFP and the...
QATAR University´s Gas Processing Center (GPC) announced the projects that won in the Gasna Competition at the closing ceremony, recently. The annual competition aims at increasing the awareness of high school students about the importance of gas for the country´s development and to attract them towards studying science and engineering. This year´s competition was funded by Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Shell, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips ...
FOR Abdulrahman Qassim, Dr Hayat Khalil Hassan and Nasser al Sawafi, the word "impossible" do not exist. All three of them have learnt to become more optimistic in life after each surviving their own tragic accidents. Today, each one of them is a picture of a successful Qatari in the workplace. Qassim, who has been on a wheelchair for the last seven years, is now working as an accountant at Barwa...
BRITAIN´S wealthiest people saw their fortunes rise to record levels last year, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List, at a time when most Britons´ earnings and savings were squeezed by inflation and low interest rates. Lakshmi Mittal retained his crown as Britain´s richest man despite losing almost a quarter of his wealth over the past year following a fall in the share value of his ArcelorMittal...
CHINA has agreed to loan oil-rich South Sudan eight billion dollars for infrastructure development, Juba government spokesman Barnaba Mariel Benjamin said on Saturday. "It will fund roads, bridges, hydropower, agriculture and telecommunications projects within the next two years," he said, giving details of a visit this week to China by South Sudan´s President Salva Kiir. "Details of the ...
AS China´s economy cools, some big US and European companies are losing what had been one of their surest growth bets. Caterpillar, 3M, United Technologies and ABB are among the manufacturers that have reported weak performances in China in the first quarter, as economic growth slowed to a near three-year-low. That is making investors nervous, though some Western chief executives predict a return to rapid growth in China, fueled by the government´s easing ...
RAFAEL Nadal confirmed his status as king of clay on Sunday when the Spanish powerhouse won his seventh Barcelona Open title with a high-quality 7-6 (7/1), 7-5 defeat of David Ferrer. World number two Nadal went from one history-making weekend to another after claiming an unprecedented eighth straight title a week ago in Monte Carlo where he beat world number one Novak Djokovic. Seven days later, he took nearly three hours to add to his records.
NIKE Middle East selected three players during The Chance Middle East to go on to play at the FC Barcelona´s famed youth academy. The talent hunt came to a successful end at Al Ahli Club on Saturday and the three players picked were Omar Rahmani and Mounir Mourayou, both from the United Arab Emirates, and Alexis Khazzaka of Lebanon. The Change Middle East is a global ...
KARIM Benzema struck a brace in a 3-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday as Real Madrid edged closer to its first Spanish league title in four years. The win gave Real a 10- point lead on arch-rival Barcelona and will be enough to secure the championship if Barca lose to Rayo Vallecano later on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring at the Bernabeu for Jose Mourinho´s side and Benzema added a brace after the interval to put it within touching distance of a...
JANET W Foster, a Columbia University architectural historian, has done a little design work herself. Consider Foster´s Drape-Drawstring Roof, circa 1992. Its signature architectural feature involved tying the drawstring from her drapes to the corner of a blanket. Then she laid the blanket over the edges of walls made of pillows, creating the roof of a pillow fort designed for her two young sons. "When you pull the cord, the blanket door rises," Foster explained. "When it ...
UNIVERSAL brought Snow White, Bourne and a Battleship to CinemaCon recently in the hopes of astonishing theatre owners, but all it really needed to pack was a teddy bear. With a reported budget of $65 million, Seth MacFarlane´s Ted was made for a fraction of what it cost to blow up half the Navy in Battleship, but the resounding laughter that greeted the extended footage indicates the studio might have a huge R-rated hit on its hands. The film centres ...
CASHING in on the new trend of powerful women characters in films, two leading ladies from two different genres and vastly different bodies of work, have been signed on to play two special roles in two different projects. While Madhuri Dixit will be seen as the leader of a gang - a Godmother prototype in Gulab Gang, Bipasha Basu will be seen as the charming seductress in Rohit Roy´s remake of Basu Chatterjee´s 1982 blockbuster Shaukeen. Gulab Gang ...
THE new Asian snooker champion,
Aditya Mehta, 26, has bid adieu to
the amateur circuit on a winning
note. Contracted as full-time professional,
he will soon embark on the
world tour for two years in a row.
Talking to Qatar Tribune, Mehta
said his victory in Doha on
Saturday, meant much to him as it
was his first world title.
TEXAS A&M University at Qatar
(Tamuq) and Qatar Petrochemical
Company (Qapco) signed an agreement
on Sunday, in which a fund
was endowed for the university to
bring a Nobel Laureate to Qatar
each year. The fund, comprising
QR274,000 annually, is titled the
Qapco Chair of Polymer Science
and Engineering. It will provide for
bringing a Nobel laureate under the
auspices of Tamuq, where the laureate
will hold the position of adjunct
professor of chemistry.