ADVOCATING the adoption of
the new Constitution drafted
in Philadelphia, the authors of
The Federalist Papers
mocked the "imbecility" of the
weak central government created by
the Articles of Confederation ...s
TIME to fess up: With the
two-year anniversary of
the passage of the Dodd-
Frank financial reform
law approaching, I'm still
not sure what to think about the
Will the law prevent another
bank bailout if we have a repeat
of September 2008?
QATAR and the United Arab Emirates concluded a joint military exercise (Peace Shield 1) in the United Arab Emirates recently. Major-General Ghanim bin Shaheen al Ghanim, assistant chief of staff for operations and ...
US HOPES at the French Open were extinguished on Thursday as marathon man John Isner was once again involved in an epic duel, the fourth longest in Grand Slam history, which this time he lost. The giant Isner found himself as the last American.
PULL down your lap bars: Universal Studios, the theme park chain now controlled by Comcast, is rolling out new weapons in its battle against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - and Disney is fortifying its defenses. Universal's parks have always languished in ...
OVER 140 students from eight Indian schools took part in a two-day inter-school drawing and elocution contests organised by the Indian Friends´ Circle-Qatar (IFC) recently. The competitions, held under the topic ´Impact of Social Media Networking on Our Society´ were held at Shantiniketan Indian School and Ideal Indian School respectively. The IFC is an Islamic social ...
REACH Out To Asia (Rota) has announced that Qatar´s leading not-for-profit organisation will host its annual International Education & Resource Network (iEARN) open house on Saturday at the Qatar Foundation Student Centre. iEARN Open House 2012 will see 350 students and 50 teachers representing 19 schools showcasing 27 projects, including new projects Origami, Beauty...
SIXTY-ONE students, including 20 Qataris, in three disciplines of Class 2011-2012 graduated from the Stenden University Qatar at a colourful ceremony on Wednesday. The event was graced by the university´s chairman. Stenden Qatar, which was established in 2000, has already produced 250 graduates, excluding the present group of graduates. Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani; Dr Robert Coelen, senior vice-president of Stenden University; Wayne Johnson...
INDIA´S economy grew at a near-decade low of 5.3 percent in the January-March quarter, data showed on Thursday, as high interest rates and the global downturn hit the emerging market giant. The unexpectedly grim figure undershot analysts´ 6.1 percent growth forecasts and coincided with neighbouring China´s series of bleak data that have dashed hopes non-Western economies could help revive the global economy. HSBC chief India economist Leif Eskesen ...
IRAQ on Thursday closed a landmark auction of energy exploration blocks with just three contracts awarded out of a potential 12, dampening hopes the sale would cement its role as a key global supplier. The two-day sale, the first to invite international oil companies to explore Iraqi territory for energy deposits since the 2003 US-led invasion, concluded with eight blocks receiving no bids ...
THE US economy grew more slowly than thought in the first quarter and lackluster jobs numbers suggested a sluggish second quarter that will do little to help the troubled labour market. A series of indicators Thursday cast a cloud over the economy´s recovery just five months ahead of the November presidential election in a race dominated by high unemployment concerns. President Barack Obama is...
ENGLAND star Kevin Pietersen retired from all forms of international limited overs cricket on Thursday, a decision which took the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) by surprise. Pietersen, who will continue to be available for Test selection, said in a statement he wished to step aside in order to give the next generation of players a chance to bed in before the 2015 World Cup. "After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I am today.
RAJON Rondo played his heart out but the Miami Heat left him broken-hearted. LeBron James scored 34 points, Dwyane Wade added six of his 23 in the final minute of overtime as the Heat withstood Rondo's career-best night to beat the visiting Boston Celtics 115-111 on Wednesday for a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. "It was gruelling, we put a lot of effort into it and we did what we had to ...
FERNANDO Torres scored as Spain eased to a 4-1 victory over South Korea on Wednesday for a second straight friendly victory for the defending champions ahead of the European Championship. Torres showed his class in the 11th minute by heading home Benat Etxebarria´s perfect cross with his back to the goal at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, the Chelsea striker´s first goal for Spain in nearly one year. Spain was in command despite coach Vicente...
ACTOR Akshay Kumar is gearing up for the release of his new film Rowdy Rathore and says that the action sequences have a very raw quality to them, something which he hasn´t done for a long time. "(Director) Prabhu Deva has his own way of choreographing action sequences. His action sequences have a rhythm. It is a very raw kind of action, which I haven´t done since ages," Akshay said while promoting his film Rowdy Rathore that will be out today ...
AFAMILIAR face on TV since the 1980s, David Hasselhoff takes his act to movie screens on Friday in horror comedy Piranha 3-DD, which puts "the Hoff" back in familiar fashion - in a bathing suit with a bevy of bikini-clad friends. Channelling his Baywatch character Mitch Buchannon, Hasselhoff makes an opening day guest appearance at a water park in the movie just as flesh-eating piranha move in for the kill. The film is a sequel to 2010 surprise success Piranha 3D.
IT´S been a taxing month for South actress Haripriya, who found herself in the midst of a controversy recently. Her house was raided, thanks to her alleged closeness to B S Vijayendra, son of former Karnataka chief minister Yeddyurappa. However, the actress, feels it is a group of people from the Kannada film industry, who may have been responsible in framing her. "This is the work of a few people in the Kannada film industry, who are jealous of the kind .
ENGLAND star Kevin Pietersen
retired from all forms of international
limited overs cricket on
Thursday, a decision which took
the England and Wales Cricket
Board by surprise. Pietersen said
he wished to step aside to give
chance to next generation.
GUNMEN on a motorbike shot
and killed a Nepalese Supreme
Court judge on Thursday in the
capital Kathmandu, sparking fears
of lawlessness amid a political
vacuum in the Himalayan country.
Judge Rana Bahadur Bam was
being driven from a temple when
gunmen shot him six times and
injured two others.