IF I were to write a book about the
almost perverse will of Nigerians
to find a way, I would call it 'What
to do when Nigeria Happens'. In
chapter 18 - 'What To Do When
There Is a Power Cut During an
Operation' - I would advise you to follow
the example of a surgeon who
asked his attendants to turn on their
IF there is one thought that
summarises the strength and
weakness of the Arab awakenings,
it's the one offered by
Daniel Brumberg, a co-director
of the democracy and governance
studies program at
Georgetown University, who
observed that the Arab awakenings
happened because the Arab peoples
ISLAMIST Mohamed Morsi praised
Egypt's Muslims and Christians alike on
Friday and symbolically swore himself
in as the country's first elected civilian
president, playing up people power
before a huge throng at Tahrir Square...
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UNDER pressure to prevent a catastrophic breakup of their single currency, eurozone leaders agreed on Friday to let their rescue fund inject aid directly into stricken banks from next year and intervene on bond markets to support.
THE only way to arrive at Semsi Pasha Mosque is by water,'' my guide said as our little boat dodged two tankers on the Bosporus. On every shore around us, the domes and minarets of some of Istanbul's nearly 3,000 ...
STUDENTS of Pakistan Education Centre (PEC) achieved 100 percent results in the Secondary School Certificate Part–II (SSC-II) annual examinations 2012 conducted by the Islamabadbased Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. A total of 160 students from the PEC appeared in the examination and all passed with 43 A1 Grades, 41 A Grades, 35 B Grades and the rest in C Grades. Nadia Khan topped from the institution securing 952...
THE Institute of Internal Auditors and KPMG in Qatar hosted a seminar on ´Effectively managing the audit committee agenda and expectations´ and ´Soft Controls´ recently. More than 120 participants representing various organisations and industries in Qatar attended the seminar. The seminar was opened by Jeyapriya Partiban, partner, risk consulting at KPMG in Qatar. It included.
IT´S FRIDAY — a time for bird lovers to flock to Souq Wafiq for the traditional auction. And like any other Friday, a large number of Doha residents, particularly children, visited the pigeon and birds auction at the popular Arab market to catch a glimpse of some rare species. The auction is held every Friday morning. Some of the bird lovers — both professionals and amateurs — defied the summer conditions and were seen at the birds´ corner to purchase or sell their ...
OIL jumped to above $80 a barrel on Friday, bouncing off an eight-month low after European leaders agreed to use the continent´s bailout fund to funnel money directly to struggling banks. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for August delivery was up $2.81 at $80.50 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $2.52 to settle at $77.69, the lowest close since October, in New York on Thursday. In London, Brent crude ...
GLOBAL miner Rio Tinto said it expected economic growth in China, the world´s top consumer of raw materials, to rise above 8 percent this year. A slowdown in Chinese growth this year has translated into weaker consumption of raw materials such as copper and oil, contributing to a slide in commodities prices. "We expect Chinese growth to be above 8 percent this year despite lower export ...
EUROZONE inflation held steady at a 16-month low in June, kept in check by a sharp fall in oil prices and supporting an already strong case for a near-term interest rate cut by the European Central Bank. Consumer prices in the 17 countries sharing the euro rose 2.4 percent year on year in June, EU statistics office Eurostat said on Friday, the same rate as in May and as expected by economists in a Reuters poll. The ECB left rates at a record low of 1 percent ...
EOIN Morgan´s rapid 89 not out laid the platform for England´s 15-run win over arch-rivals Australia in the first one-day international at Lord´s here on Friday. Victory kept alive England´s hopes of replacing their oldest foes as the world´s top-ranked one-day side and topping the standings in all three formats, although they need to sweep this campaign 5-0 to knock Australia off their 50-over perch. England were struggling when left-hander Morgan, on his Middlesex...
MARIA Sharapova cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 third round victory over Taiwain´s Hsieh Su-Wei on Friday as the world number one set up a Wimbledon rematch with Sabine Lisicki. Sharapova breezed past world number 63 Hsieh despite some serious issues with her serve in the windy conditions on Court One. The French Open champion´s reward for a typically gritty display is a last 16 meeting with German 15th seed Lisicki in a repeat of last year´s Wimbledon semifinal clash...
CHAMPIONS are made of many things, not least talent and quality but there are also other vital ingredients that can often be overlooked, such as self-belief and an insatiable will to win. If there is one thing that has stood out in Italy´s dazzling march to the Euro 2012 final it has been its confidence and ingrained self-assuredness. Cesare Prandelli´s team came into the tournament in disarray having lost three straight friendlies since qualifying for the tournament, the last...
THE Hindi film industry is devoid of a distinctive style of dance, says dancing queen Madhuri Dixit, who feels Bollywood has become a melting pot of all forms of the art. "I think Bollywood is an amalgam of all dance styles. Bollywood has no style of its own. The style is a cliche. There are so many dance styles all over the world and we get to see them all in one song itself. So this is Bollywood.
HE´S played an out-of-control rocker in Hollywood movie Get Him to the Greek and a drunken playboy in Arthur, but in his first US television show, Americans will see raucous British comedian Russell Brand as they haven´t before - doing stand-up. Brand returns to his roots in new show Brand X, a late-night, once-a-week programme debuting on the FX network. It shows off the comedian´s charged humour, as well as his more serious take on spirituality, consumerism ...
PHIL Younghusband has finally confirmed that he and actress Angel Locsin are "officially boyfriend and girlfriend." The popular Azkals striker made the announcement during a recent press conference revealing that they became a couple only on May 27 this year. "We´re happy. We fall more and more in love with each other," ABS-CBN News quoted him saying. "Love and happiness are really the words to describe our relationship." Locsin also...
THE United States plans to hold a
conference in September with
newly democratic Arab countries
to help them recover assets spirited
abroad by autocrats, a US official
said on Thursday. Robert
Hormats, the under secretary of
state handling economic affairs,
said that Arab Spring nations had
been seeking the assistance of the
United States and European
nations to locate money that was
THE rupee posted its biggest daily
gain in three years on Friday after
the government confirmed it will
not impose retroactive taxes on
foreign investors and as global risk
asset rallied. Eurozone leaders
agreed on Friday to take emergency
action to bring down Italy’s
and Spain’s spiralling borrowing
costs and to create a single supervisory
body for eurozone banks by
the end of this year, a first step
towards a European banking
union. The rupee settled at 55.60
as per State Bank of India.