IT is tempting to wonder how much
of an appetite Barack Obama will
have for dinner on Thursday
evening (17May). That afternoon,
ahead of the two-day meeting of
the G8 at Camp David, which kicks off
on Friday, he will announce what is currently
being called "the new alliance to
increase food security and nutrition"...
PORING through Harvard
Sandel's new book, What
Money Can't Buy: The
Moral Limits of
Markets, I found myself over
and over again turning pages
and saying, "I had no idea."
I had no idea that in the year
2000, as Sandel notes, "a
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani will travel to Saudi Arabia to attend the 14th GCC Consultative Summit on Monday. HH the Emir will be accompanied by Prime Minister and Minister of ...
AL ARABI Club, which had already been assured of the Premier Volleyball League crown ahead of the last match, failed to round off the first major event of the season on a winning note, losing to Al Rayyan Club 2-3 on Sunday. At its own court.
JENNIFER Lopez is nothing if not busy, and that's been the case for more than a decade now. She's wrapping up her second season as a judge on American Idol and stars in the new ensemble comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting. She has a hit CD...
AL FAKHOORA, an initiative of Qatar Foundation for helping the cause of education and health in Gaza, has completed the first phase of reconstruction of the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG). This will enable the university´s faculty of medicine with two additional floors that include rooms for workshop, a medical library, clinical and nursing skill labs, telepathology and ...
MASHREQ Qatar, a leading financial institution in the region, engaged with students of the Commercial Independent Secondary School in a series of career development programmes recently. The programme was organised as part of Mashreq Qatar´s commitment towards the human development pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030. The programme, which was conducted over a period of three weeks.
LEADING transplant surgeon Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, who is widely considered to be one of the most experienced practitioners of the Ross procedure (pulmonary autograft) in the world, will for the first time perform the procedure in Qatar on Monday. He will join a team of paediatric cardiac surgeons from the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to operate on a 12-year-old ...
CHEVRON has signed a preliminary agreement to sell Japan´s Tohoku Electric one million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year for 20 years, the US oil major said on Sunday. The gas will come from its Wheatstone plant in Australia, Roy Krzywosinski, Chevron Austalia´s managing director told reporters in Adelaide, adding that with this sale more than 80 percent of the gas from the 8.9 million tonnes per year (mtpa) Wheatstone project had been...
ACKNOWLEDGING that the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines has not progressed as desired, India´s Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has said some things had gone ´seriously wrong´ in the process. "Obviously the merger didn´t go as planned, and there is something seriously gone wrong. My job is to see what is the current situation, learn from past mistakes and work to see that Air India succeeds," Singh told interviewer Karan Thapar in ...
CHINA, Japan and South Korea agreed at a summit on Sunday to launch negotiations for a three-way free trade pact they said could help fend off global economic chills, but the talks are expected to be long and difficult because of decades of rivalry. The three nations are major traders, and together accounted for 19.6 percent of global gross domestic product and 18.5 percent of exports in 2010, according to a feasibility study issued by their ...
UNHERALDED off-spinner Ajit Chandila recorded the first hat-trick of the Indian Premier League season as Rajasthan Royals defeated Pune Warriors by 45 runs on Sunday. Half centuries by Ajinkya Rahane (61) and Shane Watson (58) propelled the Royals to 170-4 before Chandila´s hat-trick polished off the Warriors´ top order in the space of his first seven deliveries, limiting the opposition to 125-9. Bowling with the new ball, Chandila took the wickets of Jesse...
SERENA Williams crushed world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Madrid Open and make a return to the number six ranking. The American has now won back-to-back WTA clay titles, after claiming Charleston in the US a month ago, and hammered home her credentials as a serious threat at the French Open which begins in two weeks. "I´m so happy to win this title," said Williams, who now owns five trophies on clay. "I really ...
JUVENTUS broke AC Milan´s record of 42 matches unbeaten and finished the entire league season undefeated with a 3-1 win over Atalanta on Sunday. It was also the perfect send-off after 19 years with the Old Lady for club captain Alessandro Del Piero, who took the armband for the final time in a Serie A game in Juve´s colours and netted his team´s second goal. Youngster Luca Marrone scored the opener and Andrea Barzagli netted a last-minute penalty as ...
NEIL Sinclair has spent six years in the commandos. He has survived winters in Arctic Norway, cleared minefields in Iraq and tracked drug traffickers in the jungles of Belize. He has guarded the British mission to the United Nations in New York. But he has never felt so panicstricken as when he was facing a howling two-month-old at 3am. "I guess that´s when the idea was born," says Sinclair of his sensible and accessible new guide to p a r e n t h o o d ...
WILLIAM Balfour, 31, was f o u n d guilty of breaking into the Hudson family home and fatally shooting Hudson´s mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her seven-year-old nephew Julian King. He faces the possibility of life in prison without parole. Jennifer Hudson, wearing a long blackand- white printed sweater, dabbed at her eyes after the verdict was read. She left ...
ACTRESS Prachi Desai, who began her acting career with a popular TV serial Kasamh Se, says she has bid adieu to the small screen for good. "I had bid farewell to television, so I am not going back. Since I started and became famous due to television, the connect will always remain," Prachi said. She acknowledges that the small screen was becoming bigger with the entry of Bollywood stars through reality shows. "Almost every film actor goes to TV nowadays, be it...
REGIME forces battled rebels and
carried out raids across Syria on
Sunday in a surge of violence that
killed 23 people, monitors and
activists said, as a tenuous UNbacked
truce entered its second
month. The fresh wave of bloodletting
came as the United
Nation’s mission in Syria said it
now has 189 military observers
on the ground, nearly two-thirds of
its planned strength of 300.
SHAREHOLDERS of the Energy
City Qatar Holding Company on
Saturday agreed on restructuring
the company through rights issue
with a total value of $202 million.
The rights issue will be offered to
180 Qatari investors, senior retail
investors from the GCC and a real
estate and financial institutions.
The shareholders at the annual
general meeting also elected a
new Board of Directors, chaired
by Rashid Nasser Sareyea al