THE pervasive use of stop-andfrisk
tactics that have deeply
alienated racial and ethnic
minorities in New York City is
only one symptom of a broader
dysfunction in the Police
Department. The overwhelming
pressure on officers to write summonses...
EVER since Greece hit the
skids, we've heard a lot
about what's wrong with
everything Greek. Some of
the accusations are true,
some are false - but all of them are
beside the point. Yes, there are big
failings in Greece's economy, its
THE Qatar Science &
Technology Park (QSTP) has
won the bid to host the 31st
International Association of
Science Parks (IASP) World
Conference in 2014.
The victory with a 70 percent
majority came during
the general assembly vote
JO Nesbo, the Norwegian writer of crime thrillers, is already being called the next Stieg Larsson. The comparison is a little premature: Nesbo, who has sold some 14 million books worldwide, is a household name in Europe. But in a country, where even.
CHAIRMAN of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority HE Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah, who is also the president of the Climate Change Conference (COP18) and head of Qatar´s delegation to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), visited Qatar´s pavilion at the exhibition in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. The exhibition is being held on the sidelines of the conference, which is held in the Brazilian city of Rio de ...
QATAR Petroleum (QP) recently won the Geospatial World Excellence Award 2012 in recognition of its implementation of a geographic information system (GIS) project at the QP Refinery in Mesaieed. The corporation was honoured under the category ´Application of Geospatial Technology in Oil & Gas Production´. QP´s Technical Services Manager Ali Ahmed al Mohannadi received the award at a formal.
AROUND 153 Aspire Academy student-athletes from various sporting and science disciplines were honoured during a two-hour graduation ceremony at the Aspire Dome on Tuesday. The fifth Aspire Academy graduation ceremony was attended by Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al Thani, secretary- general of Qatar Olympic Committee, along with other distinguished guests. The students were accompanied by their families. The special event, to ...
JAPAN Airlines applied on Wednesday to re-list its shares in September after it has raised about $8 billion in an initial public offering, doubling the government´s investment in a rare successful case of state-led restructuring in Japan. The carrier, which rebounded sharply from bankruptcy and is booking record profits, submitted its application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange after an annual shareholder meeting, a person with knowledge of the matter said. JAL is looking to ...
BANK of England policymakers voted 5-4 against pumping Britain´s recession-hit economy with more new cash under its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme, minutes of a meeting showed on Wednesday. BoE Governor Mervyn King and three other central bank members voted earlier in June for more stimulus — up to a total of £50 billion (62 billion euros, $79 billion) — but they were out-numbered by those wishing to sit tight. All nine members of ...
ITALY risks being pulled back to the heart of the eurozone debt crisis as the fallout from a Spanish bank bailout makes market access more expensive even though Italian economic fundamentals are seen as stronger than Spain´s. The correlation between moves in Italian and Spanish bonds has risen sharply since March, showing the increased risk attached to holding Spanish debt is feeding through to Italy. Many in markets believe rising ...
RUSSELL Westbrook shone for the Oklahoma City Thunder for almost all of Game Four with a spectacular offensive display on Tuesday, but a rash blunder in the closing seconds left his team on the brink of an NBA Finals defeat. Westbrook scored a gamehigh 43 points, including all 13 of Oklahoma City´s points during a late fightback that tied the score at 90-90 midway through the fourth quarter. He sank 20-of-32 shots to keep the Thunder close but with 17.3 seconds ...
VISA, a worldwide Olympic Games sponsor for more than 25 years, announced Ettol Kandathila Khalid, Kolla Mohammed Kaleem Pasha, Dr Zafer Aziz Esmandar and Nader Saeed Hassan Mahmoud as the winners of a nationwide cardholder promotion "Go World". Michael O´ Neill, the British Ambassador to Qatar joined guests of Visa to congratulate the winners at a reception at the British Embassy on Tuesday night. By simply using their Visa card, ...
PORTUGAL has rallied around captain Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Thursday´s Euro 2012 quarter-final against the Czech Republic in Warsaw. It will be the third meeting between the two sides in the last five championships, with each side having won one apiece — the most important belonging to the Czechs in the 1996 quarter-finals on its way to losing to Germany in the final. Paulo Bento´s Portugal ...
I WAS trying to do two things at once — cook (in the kitchen) while deciphering some paperwork (in the next room). I´d been interrupted a thousand times with requests for snacks, shrieks over spilled paint water, questions about what squirrels like to eat, and arguments over whether clouds could be blue and flowers could be green. And did I mention that a ruptured disk in my back was throbbing even worse than my head? 1. Still, nothing can excuse my behaviour that ...
WHILE stars like Nicole Richie and V a n e s s a Hudgens kick off summer with adding candy-like colour to their hair, Rihanna has opted instead for another tattoo! The singer shared her latest body art — a falcon on her ankle — via Instagram and explained the meaning behind it. "Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep." The bird, whose wings are fashioned in an L shape, was done by Rihanna´s go-to tattoo artist, Bang Bang...
EVERYBODY is doing item song in Bollywood these days and the latest to join the list is Shriya Saran. The actress will groove to an item number in Sanjay Duttstarrer Zilla Ghaziabad. "I have done an item song in Zilla Ghaziabad. It is a fun song. Every time I used to see myself on the monitor, I used to think ´Is that me´? As an actor, it is fun to experiment with your image. I have done many item numbers.
HOSNI MUBARAK went into
coma and was put on life support
at a Cairo hospital after suffering a
stroke in prison, medical and military
sources said on Wednesday,
denying reports he was clinically
dead. Mubarak “is not clinically
dead,” a medical source said. “He
is in a coma and the doctors are
trying to revive him.”
PAKISTAN’s president summoned
parliament to meet on Friday to
elect a new PM, with the outgoing
textile minister Makhdoom
Shahabuddin emerging as the frontrunner.
In moving quickly to install a
new premier, the government may
reduce fears of major upheaval, at
least in the short term.