HARD though it is now to credit
it, when the Queen came to the
throne 60 years ago, the UK
was the third-biggest economy
in the world after the US and
the Soviet Union. With Germany recovering
from the physical damage caused
by the second world war, Britain ...
DOES it bother you that an
online casino paid a Utah
woman, Kari Smith, who
needed money for her
son's education, $10,000
to tattoo its website on her forehead?
Or that Project Prevention, a
charity, pays women with...
QATAR on Monday formally signed
an agreement with the United
Nations Framework on Climate
Change (Unfcc) to host the United
Nations Climate Change Conference
2012 in Doha. Preparations for hosting
the meet are already on.
I'M not sure this counts as a spoiler of anything other than Universal's sleek and seductive marketing campaign - which has properly emphasised crows, swords and Charlize Theron's hair - but there are actually some ...
QATARGAS Chief Executive Officer Khalid bin Khalifa al Thani has urged young nationals working in the company to excel in their careers, expand their competence, build self-confidence and improve job performance by making the best use of the excellent learning and professional development opportunities available to them. He was speaking to young Qatari graduates and trainees at the 11th Annual Qatargas CEO Forum 2012 held recently. The event ...
STAR players of the South African Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball team (WBSA) visited three Doha schools to kick start the ´Definitely Able´ campaign launched on Sunday. A collaboration between the South African energy corporation Sasol, the Qatar Olympic Committee and Qatar Paralympic Committee, the campaign aims to create awareness about Qatar Paralympics Programs and Sasol´s commitment to being a partner in ...
THE University of Calgary – Qatar (UCQ) played host to a two-day interactive clinical simulation foundations workshop that explored simulation as an educational methodology. The participants witnessed the simulated, but realistic ´birth´ of a baby and also watched as a patient simulator experienced an anaphylactic reaction to a blood transfusion...
THE price of oil plunged to eight-month lows below $82 a barrel on Monday as a weak US jobs report sparked a global selloff in stocks and commodities. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for July delivery was down $1.08 to $82.15 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier in the session, the contract briefly traded at $81.21, the lowest since October ...
LUFTHANSA, the national carrier of Germany and the launch customer for the passenger version of the Boeing 747-8, made its maiden flight to Washington on Friday. Briefing newsmen at the airline´s hub in Frankfurt a day before the inaugural flight, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Passenger Carsten Spohr said the carrier has ordered 20 Boeing 747-8 ...
INVESTORS counting on China to repeat its huge 2008-09 stimulus to backstop global economic growth are failing to recognise Beijing´s limited scope to deliver another major spending surge. The 4 trillion yuan ($628 billion) stimulus package launched to counter the post- Lehman global crisis won worldwide applause but left a stellar bill - a 10.7 trillion yuan ($1.7 trillion) mountain of local.
14-MEMBER Qatar squad will fly on Wednesday to Slovenia where it will train for its next assignment, the Arab Cycling Championship to be held in Morocco in September. The squad includes (Moosa Khalfan, Khalil Abduljanan, Ahmed Elbourdiny, Diego Hossfeldt, Mohammed Afif, Abdulrehman Jarboua, Mohammed Joudat, Khalid Elbboudainy, Tareq Esmaeili ) riders. Team coach Branko Filip and other officials will accompany the squad for ...
WITH golf icon Jack Nicklaus watching in amazement, Tiger Woods added another epic shot and tension-packed victory to his own legendary career on Sunday by winning the Memorial for his 73rd pro title. Woods won for only the second time since his infamous sex scandal erupted in November 2009 after chipping in for birdie from dense rough 48 feet from the cup at the par- 3 16th hole at the Nicklausdesigned Muirfield Village course. That pulled ...
WORLD and European champions Spain rounded off its preparations for Euro 2012 with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over China on Sunday. Manchester City striker David Silva grabbed the winning goal with six minutes remaining as a well-organised Chinese side proved difficult to break down. With several Spanish players looking to press claims for a place in Vicente Del Bosque´s side for their Euro 2012 opener against Italy next Sunday, it was Santi ...
I AM a huge fan of Chinese food, but I´ve never had any real training in its preparation. My education, if you could call it that, has been gleaned mostly from travel, cookbooks, advice from friends and eating in restaurants. Raised on mostly Western fare – for me, the cooking is reliably intuitive – I find that when I want to veer eastward in the kitchen, it is necessary to get into a particular mind-set. Although I fear my approach is always burdened ...
ASOURCE confirmed to Us Weekly that Barrymore, 37, and Will Kopelman, 34 said "I do" on Saturday evening at the actress´ Montecito, California estate. The couple, currently expecting their first child together, had their family and closest friends in attendance, including Cameron Diaz, pregnant Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth, Busy Phillips, Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen. For the Jewish ceremony — complete with a ...
FARAH Khan, who makes her acting debut with Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, says she was completely shocked when she was offered the role of Shirin in Bela Bhansali Sehgal´s directorial debut. "It was not a conscious decision. I thought Bela and Sanjay (Bhansali) wanted me to choreograph a song. But when they gave me the script, I almost fainted," Farah, a choreographer- turned ...
PAKISTANI officials said a bus carrying
a wedding party plunged into
a ditch in the country’s north,
killing 25 people. Local official
Mohammad Zia said the bus was
carrying about 100 people back
from a wedding ceremony in
Kahuta, which is about 70 km
southeast of Islamabad, late on
A SUICIDE bomber detonated an
explosive-packed car outside a
Shi’ite Muslim office in central
Baghdad on Monday, killing at
least 26 people and wounding
more than 190 in an attack bearing
the hallmarks of Iraq’s Al
Qaeda affiliate. The attacker targeted
the Shi’ite Endowment leaving
many dead and wounded, and
then blasting part of its headquarters
to rubble, police said.