IT may be an effect of belated spring
sunshine, but there are reasons to feel
optimistic about Europe again.
Whatever the short-term reactions of
the markets, there is a fact about the
European Union that some experts seem
to forget each...
IN the wake of a devastating
financial crisis, President Barack
Obama has enacted some modest
and obviously needed regulation;
he has proposed closing a
few outrageous tax loopholes; and he
has suggested that Mitt ...
Creative Commons Qatar
(CC Qatar) commemorated
its first anniversary on
Wednesday, at a ceremony held
at the CMUQ. ictQatar's
Executive Director of
CC Qatar's Community
A SEMINAR and training course on environmental pollutant emissions in the electricity sector in Arab countries, hosted by Kahramaa, began on Sunday. Declaring the event open, Kahramaa Chairman Eissa...
JO-WILFRIED Tsonga survived the weight of home expectations while dangerman Juan Martin Del Potro shrugged off an injury scare before triumphing on Sunday's sweltering first day at Roland Garros. French fifth seed Tsonga, the ...
IF the summer 2012 movie season were a film in its own right, there can be little doubt it would be a sequel - or a reboot - and in either case, it would likely feature a superhero. Hollywood's summer season kicked off ...
ROYAL Philips Electronics has announced a long-term partnership with Sidra Medical and Research Centre. Philips will provide comprehensive technology solutions for the new medical and research institution, which focuses on the health and wellbeing of women and children, with terms and conditions agreed for the next 10 years. Philips will provide its latest fully-integrated IntelliSpace...
MSHEIREB Properties, Qatar´s leading sustainable real estate developer, won an award for best ´Mixed-Use Project´ at the first Cityscape Qatar conference. Msheireb Properties won the award for its flagship development Msheireb Downtown Doha, a QR20 billion regeneration of Doha´s historical commercial centre. Receiving the award at a special gala dinner on the opening day of Cityscape Qatar, Msheireb Properties CEO Engineer Issa M al Mohannadi.
TWENTY-FIVE students took part in creative writing workshops at five Rota schools in Gaza. The workshops were organised by Reach Out To Asia (Rota), in collaboration with the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest). Six Palfest authors hosted workshops covering a variety of writing techniques including poetry, journalism, blogging, novels and translation. Each writer was assigned to a particular workshop session held over ...
AIRLINES are still in for financial turbulence despite a recent fall in oil prices, with many at risk of posting major losses as the cost of their top input remains historically high. "If fuel prices remain at a reasonably low and stable level, of course it´ll be favourable to operations of the company," Wang Jian, board secretary of China Eastern Airlines, told AFP. But "despite the recent reduction in oil price, it remains at historically high levels and a significant ...
EUROPE is set for a rebound to growth the latest forecasts show, but unemployment will keep on rising, a conundrum that highlights the difficult economic reforms that still need to be made. Policymakers have generally taken it as a given that growth produces jobs, but the relationship is not so simple given the complex interplay of business, people and regulations. In its latest Economic Outlook.
RELIANCE Communications, India´s second-biggest mobile phone carrier by subscribers, reported its fiscal fourth-quarter profit nearly doubled on sharply lower costs, in what is its first profit rise in 11 quarters. The company, controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, said consolidated net profit jumped about 98 percent for the three months ended March from a year earlier, smashing street estimates, even as revenue fell nearly a third. The market is ...
AUSTRALIAN Mark Webber won the showcase Monaco Grand Prix for champions Red Bull on Sunday as Formula One celebrated an unprecedented six different winners in six races so far this season. Webber led a processional but nail-bitingly close race, with the top three separated by less than a second at the finish, from pole position to chequered flag as the rain held off despite.
ALEXANDER Cudlin won the Qatar International Road Racing Championship again, finishing first in both the races in the final round at the Losail International Circuit. In the first race on Saturday, pole rider Cudlin gave no chance to other riders and completed a dominant start-to-finish victory. The QMMF rider, onboard Suzuki GXSR, had a good rhythm during the race and clocked 31 minutes and 09.669.
SEVILLA striker Alvaro Negredo edged Roberto Soldado for the final striker´s spot in defending champions Spain´s squad for Euro 2012 announced by coach Vicent del Bosque on Sunday. Negredo effectively fills the void of Spain´s record goalscorer David Villa — who failed to recover from a broken tibia in time — after scoring 14 goals in La Liga in the season just finished. Soldado misses out despite scoring 17 league goals as his form dipped dramatically in the latter ...
ONLY half an hour from the hustle and bustle of the millionaires´ coast is a remote landscape of clear rivers and water chutes, bubbling natural Jacuzzis and wonderful places for snorkelling and swimming. These are probably the most beautiful cascades in all of France, but as very few people venture into these wild hills near the Cote d´Azur, you´ll probably have them all to yourself. What better way to quench the heat of a Provence summer? The most dramatic of...
SHILOH Jolie- Pitt and Suri Cruise are both daughters of huge Hollywood stars — but the similarities stop there! A n g e l i n a Jolie and Brad Pitt´s daughter Shiloh, who turned six on Sunday, loves to be active and dress like her older brothers, Maddox, ten, and Pax, eight. The tomboy tot wears her hair short in a pixie-cut, rocks combat boots and plays with toy swords. "She wants to be a boy," Jolie explained simply. "So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear...
RIDHIMA Sud was trained under Larry Moss, who also mentored Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, and now the model-turned-actress is making her debut with the international movie The Owner. The film has 25 tales from different countries, and she says movies around the world talk about human emotions. "Cinema is all about human experience whether you´re in India or any other place, emotions of the human being is all same everywhere," Ridhima said ...
QATAR’S bourse halted a two-session
decline, with the gas
exporter’s bullish economy making
it a defensive play for some
regional investors amid global
market turmoil. The Qatar
Exchange benchmark index rose
27 points to 8,490 points.
THE Qatar Museums Authority has
unveiled three new sculptures by
Indian artist Subodh Gupta at
Katara, the Cultural Village.
Gandhi’s ‘Three Monkeys’, 2008,
made from bronze, steel, and old
utensils refer to India’s famous hero
of peace, Mahatma Gandhi.