WHERE'S Germany's Plan B?
The question came up during
the second half of the
European soccer cup semifinal
match last week between
Italy and Germany at a moment when
the Germans were losing 2-0 and looking
thwarted - but not changing tactics.
Bixente Lizarazu, a former French...
OVER the past few months
I've read a number of optimistic
assessments of the
prospects for Europe.
Oddly, however, none of
these assessments argue that
Europe's German-dictated formula
of redemption through suffering
has any chance of working.
Instead, the case for optimism is
that failure - in particular, a
breakup of ...
SCIENTISTS at Europe's CERN
research centre have found a new
subatomic particle, a basic building
block of the universe, which appears
to be the boson imagined and
named half a century ago by theoretical
QATAR National Bank (QNB), the country's largest lender by market value, reported a 16.7 percent jump in second-quarter profits on Wednesday on growth in loans and deposits. Second-quarter net profit rose to 2.1.
FOR one of his next roles Tom Cruise is planning to play a soldier who refights the same battle (with aliens) in an endless loop, getting better and better at it. More and more, it appears, that's the story of his life. In the latest shock to his personal and professional...
DOHA Film Institute (DFI) announced the launch of its new, nationwide Hezayah screenwriting development programme on Tuesday. This programme will give a big boost to local filmmaking. Mahdi Ali Ali, a seasoned Qatari filmmaker, said, "Qatar is catching up with its neighbours when it comes to grooming homegrown talent. This programme will enhance and improve the quality of Qatari.
THE 20-year-old ´Saltimbanco´, a signature production of Canada-based entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil, which kicked off at the Aspire Dome on Wednesday, is expected to attract about 3,000 audiences every day, an official said. Speaking to the mediapersons during a rehearsal session on Wednesday, Cirque Du Soleil´s Publicist Maxime Charbonneau said the four-day show, which ...
BOSCH Security Systems has launched its new range of security equipment named ´Advantage Line´ in Qatar. The products include CCTV, public address and fire alarm systems with advanced features, which will be distributed through Jumbo Electronics in Qatar. Speaking at the press conference to announce the launch on Monday, Executive Director of Jumbo Electronics Sajid Jassim Mohammed Suleiman said, "Bosch is a well-known company providing an array of ...
TURKEY´S open policy with Qatar, which gave the green light for Qatari citizens to acquire properties on Turkish soil two weeks ago, has seen 16 Qatari businessmen invest in the real estate sector in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul, said the Minister of Finance and Economy, His Excellency Yousef Hussain Kamal. He was speaking at the 7th Turkish-Arab Economic Forum, in Istanbul last week...
BRITAIN´S dominant services sector endured one of its worst months in the past three years in June despite cutting prices, a business survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the country stayed in recession in the quarter that ended last weekend. The latest bout of gloomy data solidified expectations the Bank of England will restart the printing presses and support the economy with another round of bond purchases when it meets on Thursday ...
RESEARCH In Motion´s freshman CEO insisted on Tuesday that nothing is wrong with the maker of BlackBerry smartphones and that it certainly isn´t in a "death spiral," even as the company´s already battered stock edged toward new lows. In what appeared to be a concerted effort to win over Canadians mourning the fall of a national icon, Thorsten Heins said Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM is facing very.
SPANISH Formula One driver Maria De Villota has lost her right eye as a result of an accident she suffered during testing in England on Tuesday, her Marussia team said on Wednesday. De Villota was rushed to Addenbrooke´s Hospital in Cambridge on Tuesday after a crash at Duxford Airfield circuit in Cambridgeshire, eastern England. And a statement issued Wednesday by Marussia confirmed the extent...
DAVE VILLWOCK, the defending National High Points champion, begins the defence of his crown at this weekend´s Lucas Oil Indiana Governor´s Cup, the opening round of the 2012 Air National Guard H1 Unlimited Series at Madison in the USA. The Washington State driver, who runs an Ellstrom Racing hydroplane in the H1 Unlimited series with the backing of Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani and the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF) ...
AL RAYYAN´S Spanish tactician Juan Antonio is adamant that his team needs an excellent all-round performance against Uzbekistan powerhouse Ardus on Thursday to get past the semi-final for the first time in the club´s history. Al Rayyan suffered a heartbreaking 6-5 extra-time semi-final loss at home in 2011 against Iran´s Shahid Mansouri. Lebanon´s Al Sadaka inflicted more misery by beating them in the penalty shootout after the third place playoff ...
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 Palestinians are ready to
accept a medical examination of
the body of former leader Yasser
Arafat if his family agrees, a
Palestinian official said on
Wednesday. The comments from
Tawfiq Tirawi, who led a
Palestinian probe into Arafat’s
death, came a day after an Al-
Jazeera investigation showed
the Palestinian leader might
have been poisoned with the
radioactive substance polonium.
TURKEY’S open policy which
gave the green light for Qatari
citizens to acquire properties on
Turkish soil two weeks ago, has
seen 16 Qatari businessmen
invest in the real estate sector in
Turkey, particularly in Istanbul,
said the Minister of Finance and
Economy, His Excellency Yousef
Hussain Kamal. He was speaking
at the 7th Turkish-Arab
Economic Forum, in Istanbul last
week. Kamal noted that the
upcoming phase will witness further
influx of Qatari investments