LAST spring, a flowering of
democracy in Myanmar mesmerised
the world. But now,
three months after the democracy
activist Daw Aung San Suu
Kyi won a parliamentary seat, and a
month after she travelled to Oslo to
belatedly receive ...
OUR subject for today is the
care and feeding of small
businesses. "I love you
guys," Mitt Romney told a
teleconference hosted by
the National Federation of
Independent Business. "I love the
fact that you're working hard to follow
your dreams ...
QATAR University's Team Gernas
2 recorded a mileage of 118.3 kilometre
per litre (kmpl) to come
second in the prototype alternative
diesel fuel category in Shell
Eco-marathon Asia held at the
Sepang International Circuit.
QATAR Charity (QC) will spend QR30 million on various projects and activities that will benefit over one million people during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Speaking at a function on Sunday, QC Executive President Youssef.
THE country's real estate market is bullish about future growth as it has no other choice than to move in step with the economic and social developments dictated by National Vision 2030, a top official of a realty firm has...
MOON Bloodgood was not looking to do more science fiction, and certainly not on a weekly television series. Anything but, actually. After all, in only the past few years she had appeared in Pathfinder (2007), Day Break (2006...
SOME Qtel employees have strengthened their leadership skills by graduating from an exclusive programme organised by HEC-Paris in Qatar recently. The three-module ´Value Leader Programme´, which was delivered to a group of Qtel staff training for highachievers identified as strong candidates for leadership positions is a testimony of the company´s comprehensive staff development strategy. Central...
A RECEPTION was held on Staurday to celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day, at the French embassy in Doha. The event was attended by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Assistant for Services Affairs Rashid bin Khalifa bin Mohamed al Khalifa, diplomats as well members of the French community. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of France HE Jean-Christophe Peaucelle said he was delighted to receive the guests. He noted that France has this ...
REACH Out To Asia (Rota´s) Ramadan Project this year is providing 200 families in need in Qatar with basic food items. "Rota´s Ramadan 2012 Project seeks to provide essential food items to less fortunate individuals, who suffer from their economic, social, and personal conditions," said Rota Executive Director Essa al Mannai at a press conference on Sunday. Rota volunteers recently came together...
GLAXOSMITHKLINE is holding talks this weekend with Human Genome Sciences to agree a deal to acquire it for some $2.6 billion, after pursuing the US biotech firm for three months, sources familiar with the situation said on Sunday. Human Genome, which rejected a $13-a-share offer in April from GlaxoSmithKline, its longtime partner, has come under pressure from investors to try and strike a deal with the British drugmaker in the absence of any alternative.
WITH the global economic picture worsening, earnings warnings piling up, and the dollar strengthening, the outlook for US manufacturing companies might appear to be unremittingly grim. Not the case say some investors and securities analysts. Shares of big US manufacturers, which have lagged the broader US market this year, could be set for a summer upswing if the earnings reports they issue over the next few weeks meet Wall Street´s expectations. If that happens.
SOARING food costs likely pushed Indian inflation to its highest level this year in June, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will remain hawkish on monetary policy. The survey of 30 economists showed wholesale prices rising by an annual 7.62 percent in June, slightly up from 7.55 in May. Forecasts were from 7.20 percent to 8.20 percent, narrower than the range in last month´s poll. Despite inflation falling below 7 percent between.
QATARI Hammer thrower Ashraf Amjad Ashraf set the first World Junior record at the Championships, the first one at the World Juniors since Ukraine´s Vira Rebryk sent her Javelin out to 63.01m in 2008, when he hurled his implement out to a massive 85.57m. It was an improvement of more than two metres on the previous World Junior record of 82.97m thrown by Spain´s Javier Cienfuegos in 2009. "I came here with the intention of throwing 83 metres ...
JAPAN, Hong Kong, the USA and Canada joined the four top seeds, which had a bye in the opening round, into the quarter-finals of the Doha WSF World Junior Men´s Team Squash Championship on Sunday. While Japan scripted a smooth 2-0 victory against Germany to earn a clash with second seed Pakistan for a place in the semi-finals, fifth seed Hong Kong, sixth seed the USA and 10th seed Canada all had variety of difficulties in their respective rubbers before ...
FELIX Hernandez struck out 12 in a three-hitter as the Seattle Mariners beat Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers 7-0 in the American League on Saturday. Hernandez (7-5) limited the powerful Rangers lineup to three singles while improving to 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA in his last six starts. John Jaso homered for Seattle, which scored four times in the first inning. Darvish (10-6) got off to a rough start ...
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 ...
THE United Arab Emirates (UAE)
on Sunday inaugurated a muchanticipated
overland oil pipeline
that bypasses the Strait of
Hormuz, giving the OPEC member
insurance against Iranian threats
to block the strategic waterway.
The 380-kilometre Abu Dhabi
Crude Oil Pipeline snakes across
the Emiate’s desert dunes.
CHINA’S economic woes that have
brought growth to a three-year low
will continue for some time, but
the slower expansion remains
within expectations, Premier Wen
Jiabao has said. Wen said Chinese
need to recognise the seriousness
and complexity of the challenges
the country faces. But he added
that China’s economic fundamentals