WHEN I was asked to direct
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
Nest, my friends warned me
not to go anywhere near it.
The story is so American,
they argued, that I, an immigrant fresh
off the boat, could not do it justice. They
THERE are few counties in
America in as rough shape as
San Bernardino County in
California. During the housing
bubble, the good times were
very good. But then came the bust.
Today, San Bernardino County
has one of the highest unemployment
rates in the...
QATAR on Friday condemned in the
strongest words the brutal massacre at Al
Tremsah in the rebellious Hama region,
which targeted innocent and unarmed
persons including dozens of children,
women, and elderly people on Thursday.
About 220 Syrians.
The US budget deficit grew by nearly $60 billion in June, remaining on track to exceed $1 trillion for the fourth straight year. Through the first nine months of the budget year, the federal deficit totaled $904.2 billion.
QATAR defended its Asian Junior Men's Handball crown, finishing unbeaten in the biennial championship. In the final at the Qatar Sports Club hall, the home team downed South Korea 25-22 in a replay of the last.
THE story of the recent British soul revival is the story of ghosts. Artistes like Adele and Amy Winehouse succeeded as much because of the memories they conjured with their reference points as because of their talent. They had the familiarity of yesteryear on...
AL JAZEERA Children´s Channel (JCC), a leading edutainment channel will air a variety of television shows during the holy month of Ramadan, for its young audience. Produced in-house with great attention to storytelling and animation, these shows will cover a wide range of subjects relevant to young Arabs. Every show is designed to be interactive and reflective of JCC´s strategy to provide high-quality edutainment, while ensuring it brings the audience closer to Arab.
A SUMMER camp was inaugurated by Suman Sharma, second secretary of the Indian embassy, at the Matar Qadeem complex of Bhavans Public School (BhPS) recently. The camp is being hosted by Bhavan´s Cultural Centre (BCC), an expatriate Indian organization, in coordination with BhPS. This is the second consecutive year the summer camp is being organised by the BCC. BhPS Principal Dr G Manulal in a welcome address on the occasion assured that ...
STUDENTS of Bright Future Pakistani International School Doha (BFPIS) achieved 100 percent result in the Secondary School Certificate Part I (SSC-I), examination. Thirty-four students appeared in the exam out of who 21 got A1 and A grades. Hamza Farooq 478 (A*), Huzaifa Akram 463 (A*), Mohammed Ahmed Sajid 447 (A*) and Shahzaib Shahid 441 (A*) were the toppers while Iqra Waheed 461 (A*), Shamaiam Atta 423 (A*) and Wajiha Haji ...
WELLS Fargo´s net income and revenue rose in the second quarter, driven by a pickup in lending and a decline in the amount of bad loans. The San Francisco-based bank reported an 18 percent increase in net income on Friday, to $4.4 billion, compared with $3.7 billion in the same period a year ago. On a per-share basis, the bank earned 82 cents, in line with estimates of analysts polled by FactSet. Revenue of $21.3 billion was also in line with analysts´.
HDFC Bank, India´s No.3 lender, beat forecasts with a 30.6 percent rise in quarterly profit, led by stronger loan growth, better fee income and higher net interest margins. Mumbai-based HDFC Bank said on Friday its net profit was 14.17 billion rupees ($253.62 million) in the fiscal first quarterended June, against 10.85 billion rupees a year earlier. According to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, analysts had expected a net profit of 13.7 billion rupees for the bank, which is.
AT its gleaming store, RadanMac offers the latest Apple gear - the new iPad, iPhones, iPods, laptops, allin- one desktop computers and more. But this is no ordinary Apple store. It´s in Tehran, where Apple and other UScomputer products are banned under US sanctions that have been in place for years. Despite the embargo, RadanMac is one of an estimated 100 stores in the Iranian capital that ...
BRITAIN´S David Millar claimed his fourth Tour de France stage, and first since 2003, after dominating a two-up sprint with Frenchman Jean- Christophe Peraud on Friday. Yellow jersey holder Bradley Wiggins finished nearly eight minutes behind a leading group of five to retain his race lead after the 226 km 12th stage between Saint-Jean-De-Maurienne and Annonay in the Ardeche. Wiggins´ Sky teammate Chris Froome stayed second overall at 2min 05sec ...
FORMER England captain John Terry was cleared Friday of allegations that he racially abused rival footballer Anton Ferdinand, the judge saying it was the "only verdict" he could reach. Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle found the 31-year-old Chelsea skipper not guilty at the end of a five-day trial at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Terry, wearing a white shirt with a grey suit, left court without speaking to media or supporters waiting outside ...
CHAMPIONSHIP leader Jorge Lorenzo of Spain dominated practice on his Yamaha despite windy conditions during the first two sessions on Friday ahead of this weekend´ Italian Grand Prix. Lorenzo, winner on the Mugello circuit last season, clocked a fastest lap of 1min 48.076sec, despite an early run-off into the travel. Spaniard Dani Pedrosa was second quickest on a Honda at 0.031sec behind Lorenzo with US Ducati rider Nicky Hayden third fastest at 0.081.
DEEPIKA Padukone is working with Rajinikath for the first time in Kochadaiyaan, but says she admires Tamil superstar´s child like enthusiasm and never felt any pressure while working with him. "I might have felt pressure before, but when I walk on the sets and the camera starts rolling, I switch off everything and play the character that I have to. That´s how I did Om Shanti Om as well.
"BIPASHA Basu is eager to work with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the toast of the season, in the supernatural thriller Aatma, says the film´s director Suparn Verma. N a w a z u d d i n plays a lead for the first time in the film. The actor, who had long been overlooked, has become a name to reckon with after his performances in the critically acclaimed Kahaani, Paan Singh Tomar and Gangs of Wasseypur. Verma, who called him a brilliant actor, said: "When we met...
BOLLYWOOD actress Kareena Kapoor is likely to walk the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter-festive 2012 runway at the grand finale to be jointly presented by designer Kallol Dutta and duo Pankaj-Nidhi. The forthcoming edition will be held on August 3-7. "Kareena walked for Manish Malhotra two seasons ago and we have shared the work with her. We are already working with her (for this season). Kareena is taking out time for that," Purnima Lamba, head ...
RECORD torrential rain on the
southern Japanese island of
Kyushu triggered mudslides and
flooding, leaving at least 19 people
dead and eight missing, news
reports said on Friday. In Aso,
where 17 people died, authorities
told its 28,000 residents to flee
the city, as more rain was expected
in the region.
JPMORGAN Chase & Co, the
biggest US bank, said it had lost
$5.8 billion in 2012 from disastrous
credit bets and that traders
might have tried to conceal the
extent of the losses earlier this
year. Of the trading losses, $4.4
billion came in the second quarter.
But the bank still generated nearly
$5 billion of overall profit for the