WHEN Washington warned
Moscow this week that it was
putting Russia's self-proclaimed
vital interests in the
Middle East at risk if it didn't
act "more constructively right now" on
Syria, you couldn't fault Vladimir Putin
for probably thinking that ...
DEMOCRATS frequently ask
me why the Republicans
have become so extreme. As
they describe the situation,
they usually fall back on
some sort of illness metaphor.
Republicans have a mania. President
Barack Obama ...
EDUCATING young drivers about the dangers of reckless driving and tighter parental control on teenage children, at least when it comes to driving, are needed in order to reduce traffic accidents resulting ...
DEFENDING champions Spain on Monday beat Croatia 1-0, ending Balkan dreams of a Euro 2012 knockout berth, as Italy ran out 2-0 winners against the Republic of Ireland to qualify in second spot in Group C.
JUST how fast is Justin Bieber allowed to grow up? And how much? Bieber, the defining teen star of recent years, turned 18 in March and has been in the public eye for almost four years, long enough to begin chafing. His desire to move in the world as an adult.
THE Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Company as the main official sponsor of the Milipol Qatar 2012, which will take place between October 8 and 19. Chairman of Qatar Milipol Committee Brigadier General Nasser bin Fahad al Thani made the announcement at a press conference on Monday. The press conference was attended by Director of Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Interior and member of the Milipol Committee.
CITI highlighted its commitment to helping communities by marking its 200th anniversary with its seventh annual Global Community Day recently. Citi in Qatar volunteers got together at the Qatar Bowling Center for a game of bowling for the employees, families and friends. The activity was organised in conjunction with the Cancer Molecular Medicine Section of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Hamad Medical Corporation. On the sidelines of the event ...
QATAR University (QU) has announced that the 4th Annual Action Research Conference of College of Education (CED) will be held on June 23. The conference, which will be organised jointly with the Supreme Education Council (SEC), will address the "best practices for schools in Qatar". Representatives from 20 schools along with CED faculty and key experts from the SEC Education Institute will attend the programme. At the conference, teachers and school professionals.
AIR Canada won a long-running contract dispute with its mechanics and baggage handlers on Sunday, after an arbitrator opted to enforce the airline´s final offer over one put forward by the union. The dispute with the machinists union representing 8,600 mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents was handed to a government appointed arbitrator after the two sides were unable to reach a settlement...
THEprice of oil slipped to near $83 a barrel on Monday as optimism over the results of the Greek elections was overshadowed by lingering concerns about the eurozone´s continuing debt crisis, particularly in Spain. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for July delivery was down 75 cents to $83.28 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 12 cents to settle at $84.03 in New York on Friday. In London...
GREECE is set to receive 1 billion euros (1.26 billion dollars) from eurozone partners in June, helping to keep the cash-strapped country afloat as it prepares to form a new government, sources in Brussels said on Monday. The eurozone´s rescue fund, the European Financial Stability Facility, had in May approved a 5.2- billion-euro payment for Greece, but kept 1 billion euros on hold because it was "not needed before June." That money is now expected to be ...
WEBB Simpson of the United States came from four shots back to win the US Open at San Francisco´s Olympic Club on Sunday, overtaking a bunch of big names to win his first major title. The 26-year-old from North Carolina, in just his second US Open, battled back from two early bogeys to grab four birdies in five holes from the sixth and then parred his way down the rest of the back nine for a gripping win. Simpson closed with a 68 and a one-over total of ...
MIAMI´S big three moved the Heat halfway home towards winning the NBA crown. League MVP LeBron James had 29 points with 14 rebounds and the Heat held off the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals bestof- seven series. "It was great to see us able to close this game out tonight," said James, referring to fellow superstar teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and himself who combined to score the final...
ANDREI Shevchenko knows that when he walks onto the pitch to face England in Donetsk on Tuesday evening, he could be wearing the colours of the Ukrainin national team for the final time. The 35-year-old´s brace in the 2-1 victory over Sweden had sparked hope of a glorious finale to his international career but after Friday´s 2-0 loss to France in Euro 2012 Group D, Ukraine no longer have ...
TURN up the heat – and add a bit of tang while you´re at it – with these pickled peppers. Although pepperoncini are closely related to other sweet peppers such as banana pepper and yellow wax, they are slightly spicier than those varieties. Harvested when still green, or immature, they are most often pickled in a vinegary brine to be used as an antipasto or a topping for deli sandwiches and Greek salads. Pepperoncini are usually found in the condiment aisle...
GRAMMY WINNING R & B singer Mary J Blige has always sung from her heart, telling of personal struggles on albums such as No More Drama and Stronger with Each Tear. She also has dabbled in acting with guest roles on TV´s Ghost Whisperer and in the Tyler Perry film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Her acting and singing skills will both be on display in her most highprofile film role yet - Justice, owner of the Venus Gentlemen´s Club in the rock musical Rock of Ages.
BRITISH model Scarlett Mellish Wilson may have started her Bollywood journey with item song Imported Kamariya in political thriller Shanghai, but says she is a trained actor and that her dream has been to act in a period film. "Yes, I do see myself acting. My dream is that I should do a period film," said the new entrant in the Hindi films who has done various modelling assignments in Britain. Talking about her training, Scarlett said, "I have been performing all my life...
EGYPT’s two rival presidential candidates
on Monday claimed victory
with about 52 per cent of votes. The
Muslim Brotherhood announced the
victory of its candidate Mohamed
Morsi early on Monday. Hours later,
Ahmed Shafiq’s campaign said their
candidate had secured 52 per cent
of the vote.
FITCH Ratings downgraded India’s
credit outlook from stable to negative
on Monday, saying that the
country’s growth potential will
deteriorate without a quickening of
structural reforms. A statement
from Fitch called for measures to
create a more positive environment
for businesses and private