THE past month has been a tumultuous
one for Libya. Successful
local elections in Benghazi, in
which voter turnout was impressive
and a female candidate
secured the largest number of votes,
showed that the country can move
towards becoming a state with viable
democratic processes and representative...
HOPE springs eternal. For a
few hours I was ready to
applaud Mitt Romney for
speaking honestly about
what his calls for smaller
government actually mean.
Never mind. Soon the candidate
was being his normal self, denying
having said what he said and serving...
THE City Center will remain
closed till Monday, according
to the mall administration.
Talking to Qatar
Tribune an employee of City
Center said on Sunday,
"Hopefully, the City Center
will open on Tuesday."
"But, please check again
tomorrow for ...
NAKILAT, Qatar's premier gas transporter, has assumed full responsibility for the management and operations of its four VLGCs (Very Large Gas Carriers), said a press release from the company on Sunday. Completed on June.
A FASCINATING thing has happened recently on the way to the cineplex. The romantic comedy - which has always revolved around the ages-old narrative for female fulfilment, the happily-surmounted challenges that give way ...
INa move that will further consolidate Qatar´s position as a global innovator in green technology, the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) has announced the launch of the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) as the standard for excellence in sustainability in the MENA region. Making the announcement at a press conference on Sunday, Founding Chairman of GORD Dr...
RASGAS Company Limited (RasGas) recently hosted a luncheon for 12 American teachers who are in Qatar for the fourth annual Teachers Educating Across Cultures in Harmony (TEACH) Fellowship programme. TEACH is a cultural exchange tour of Middle East organised by the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (BUSACC). The programme, offered to primary and secondary.
A WORKSHOP on fire safety was conducted by Hamad Medical Corporation´s (HMC) Occupational Health and Safety Department recently. The workshop focused on safety lessons which can be learnt from the tragic Villaggio fire. About 160 HMC staff and senior management took part in the workshop, which was held at Hamad Medical City´s Club Hotel. Dr Huda al Noaimi, executive director of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) during her ...
JET Airways, which has been in advanced talks to join the global airlines´ grouping Star Alliance, is also holding discussions with the competing alliance SkyTeam. "We are in talks both with Star Alliance and Sky Team. Let us see what materialises. That is all I can tell you at this point of time," Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal said. Jet Airways was earlier in an advanced stage of joining Star Alliance along with Air India, whose induction into the airlines´ grouping.
CHINESE President Hu Jintao´s three-day visit to Denmark may ostensibly have been about signing billions worth of business deals, but a stake in Greenland´s huge mineral wealth may have been the elephant in the room. Greenland, a self-governing dependency of Denmark, has some of the world´s biggest deposits of rare earth elements, strategically important metals in which...
FRENCH President Francois Hollande has forwarded proposals for a 120- billion-euro (151-billion-dollar) "Pact for Growth in Europe" to his European counterparts, France´s Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper reported Sunday. The 11-page document sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU leaders ahead of this month´s EU summit shows France making concessions to ...
QSPORTS, the country´s premier social sports organisation with more than 2000 members wrapped up its second season at the Al Wakrah stadium on Friday. The actionpacked day saw finals of four different events followed by a presentation ceremony. Over, 1,100 athletes took part in various sporting events in the 10- week season 2. The concluding day of the season saw emergence of four champions. Rawal County won the cricket league; Stenden ...
QUALIFYING for the Euro 2012 quarter-finals may have as sweet a flavour as winning the tournament eight years ago for Greek veteran Giorgos Karagounis, but the aftertaste is bitter as he faces having to sit out the game. The 35-year-old put his country ahead seconds before the end of the first half of their crunch match with hot favourites Russia on Saturday, sending their fans wild both in Warsaw´s National Stadium and back in their crisis-ravaged ...
BRITISH driver Anthony Davidson is being treated in hospital for a broken back on Sunday after a spectacular crash at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. Davidson´s Toyota collided with a Ferrari, the clash sending his car airborne before smashing into a tyre barrier at Mulsanne Corner in the fifth hour of the celebrated endurance race on Saturday. Initial reports from his team suggested he was suffering from shock and back pain, but he later tweeted from hospital: "Well that was a ...
DO you care for the environment and want to wear your green credentials on the sleeve? Do you want to kick your oiladdiction, but remain stuck to the gasoline- powered vehicle because you do not have a choice? The automobile industry does believe that the future is more likely to lie in hybrid gasoline-electric cars and not the all-electric cars, which still face issues like how far they can travel...
KATE Winslet has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for her titanic contribution to the arts. The actress, who won a best actress Academy Award in 2009 for The Reader and made her breakthrough as the feisty Rose in 1997 blockbuster Titanic, has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the queen´s Birthday. Winslet said the honour made her "very proud.
WHETHER it is rewinding back to the 1910s or fast forwarding into 2050, Bollywood filmmakers are going back and forth in time with films like Teri Meri Kahaani and Dangerous Ishq, whose stories span over decades And what´s their biggest challenge? It´s creating the right ambience and weaving a well-connected story. Kunal Kohli´s upcoming romantic offering Teri Meri Kahaani, starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, is set in three time periods — 1910.
EGYPTIANS were voting on
Sunday on the last day of a highly
divisive presidential run-off
between an Islamist and Hosni
Mubarak’s last prime minister,
amid moves by the army to consolidate
its power ahead of the
final results. Former air force chief
Ahmed Shafiq,who served as expresident
Mubarak’s prime minister,
is vying for the top job against
Muslim Brotherhood candidate
GREECE’S pro-bailout conservative
New Democracy party was slightly
leading in elections on Sunday,
according to exit polls. Private television
broadcaster Mega said New
Democracy had a slight lead, with
27.5 to 30.5 per cent of the vote,
while the radical leftist Syriza
party was at between 27 and 30
per cent. Fed up with austerity
Greeks voted on Sunday in elections
that could decide their future
in the eurozone.