THE Hideyo Noguchi Memorial, a
small brick building nestled by
the limpid waters of Inawashiro
Lake in central Fukushima prefecture,
is dedicated to the
extraordinary life and achievements of
the region's most revered son.
ONE of the characters in
the classic 1939 film
"Stagecoach" is a banker
named Gatewood who
lectures his captive audience
on the evils of big government,
especially bank regulation
- "As if we bankers don't know
how to run our own banks!" he
exclaims. As the film ...
QATAR eyed Bulgaria investment
opportunities on Thursday as the
two countries signed a framework
agreement at the start of a visit by
the Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad.
HOLDER Novak Djokovic staged a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 comeback over Argentine Juan Monaco to earn a place in the quarter-finals at a windy Rome Masters on Thursday. With gusts of wind making life a challenge on...
THE Supreme Council of Health (SCH) organised a workshop to create awareness on the Environmental Health Effects of projects recently. The workshop was in line with Qatar Vision 2030 and within the framework of Qatar National Health Strategy in providing preventive healthcare through evaluating the environmental impacts of projects on health. The event was attended by ...
THE British Council joined the Mother & Child exhibition held at the Qatar Exhibition Centre recently to introduce the audiences to its Women Development Programme, Springboard. As part of the exhibition activities, the British Council offered a Springboard taster to give the visitors a sense of the Springboard experience. The taster was given by Springboard certified trainer Ola Eid who presented indepth information about the programme followed by ...
UNIVERSITY of Calgary – Qatar students celebrated ´International Nurses Week´ recently with a series of events. "We wanted to do something different and meaningful with the annual celebration of nurses. So, we decided to stage a number of events with emphasis on giving something back to the community," stated Aisha al Khaireen, one of the student organisers. The first stop was Dhreima, a care centre for orphaned children. The students...
ENBRIDGE Inc kicked off one of the most sweeping expansions in its history on Wednesday, a C$3.2 billion ($3.2 billion) series of projects across its pipeline system aimed at moving western Canada and North Dakota oil to Eastern refineries and eliminating costly bottlenecks in the US Midwest. Enbridge, the largest transporter of Canadian oil exports, said C$2.6 billion worth of the new ...
OIL prices edged further below $93 a barrel on Thursday, extending a sharp two-week sell-off, as traders monitored Europe´s debt crisis and its potential impact on global growth. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for June delivery was down 4 cents to $92.77 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.17 to settle at $92.81 in New York on Wednesday. In London, Brent crude for July delivery was...
GREEK savers may be gripped by a "great fear that could develop into panic" in the words of President Karolos Papoulias, but many Greeks shifted their money to safer havens in Britain, Switzerland, Germany and Nordic countries long ago. Worries about a run on Greek banks has rattled Athens this week, after savers withdrew at least 700 million euros on Monday alone, according to minutes of Papoulias´s comments to political leaders posted on the...
CHRIS Gayle produced a blistering 128 not out as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils by 21 runs at Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium to remain in contention for the Indian Premier League playoffs on Thursday. Gayle bludgeoned 13 sixes and seven fours off only 62 balls and partnered in an unbroken double century stand with Virat Kohli (73) as Bangalore amassed 215-1. Delhi scored 194-9 in reply with Ross Taylor producing a valiant 26-ball 55. Gayle scored...
THE Qatar Basketball Federation (QBF), which aims to send its team to the Olympic Games one day, is committed to exploring ways and means, needed to raise the sport to newer heights. The QBF, headed by Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahan al Thani, secured certain measures of success this season and already the planning is on to beat the 2011-2012 ´bench marks´ in the next season. The 2012-2013 League will be bigger with more teams in the fray ...
DIDIER Drogba has vowed to make amends for his Moscow misery by ending Chelsea´s long wait to be crowned kings of Europe in Saturday´s Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Drogba has nothing but bad memories of his only previous appearance in the final of Europe´s elite club competition after being sent off in extra time as the Blues lost the 2008 showpiece to Manchester United in the rain-soaked Russian capital. Drogba´s dismissal came late...
INDIAN cinema has evolved over the years and its current reach is huge, says Bipasha Basu, adding that people abroad too love to see the actors perform and cheer for them. Starting her career with Ajnabee in 2001, the 33-yearold has spent over a decade in filmdom and says that the industry has evolved in the last 11 years. "The film industry has grown by leaps and bounds. When we travel abroad, people love to see us perform. They scream, cheering us on ...
WITH The Hunger Games in the rear-view mirror, the ensemble comedy What to Expect When You´re Expecting just ahead and a 14-month-old at home, Elizabeth Banks is tired. "I´ve signed on to being exhausted for the next 25 years," the 38-year-old actress says, kicking off her studded stilettos and settling into a sofa at the Four Seasons Hotel. That´s the price of being a working mom with a successful.
THE Malayalam film industry hasn´t been seeing much of actress Bhavana lately. But it looks like director VK Prakash may be able to bring her back, albeit for a special, small role. The director´s next, Trivandrum Lodge, will feature Bhavana too. Bhavana says, "Anoop Menon and Jayasurya (who are the lead actors of the film) are good friends of mine. I wouldn´t refuse to be cast alongside them. I will be playing Anoop´s wife in the film." Prakash tells...
SPAIN fell into recession in the
first quarter of 2012 with a
decline of 0.3 percent in gross
domestic product (GDP), the
same rate of contraction recorded
late last year, official data
showed on Thursday.
Final figures released by the the
National Statistics Institute (INE)
confirmed preliminary data issued
on April 30.
EGYPTIAN director Yousry
Nasrallah, in Cannes with an Arab
Spring drama, defiantly vowed on
Thursday that the Islamists jockeying
for power back home would
never succeed in stifling art.
“In a context where cinema is being
attacked as a sin in Egypt by socalled
Islamist parties, this film is
not so much a political commitment
as a commitment to cinema,”