ON the subject of the Affordable
Care Act - Obamacare, to reclaim
the name critics have made into a
slur - a number of fallacies seem
to be congealing into accepted
wisdom. Much of this is the result of
unrelenting Republican propaganda and
right-wing punditry, but it ...
RORY Staunton was always
looking up. As soon as he
could walk, he wanted to
fly. The exuberant frecklefaced
Sunnyside, Queens, yearned to be
up in the romantic night sky where,
as the French pilot and poet
THE Heir Apparent His Highness
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani
held an official round of talks with
the Tunisian Premier Hamadi
Jebali and witnessed the signing of
several pacts on Monday.
HH the Heir Apparent and his
WISDOM is something of a specialty for Morgan Freeman. He's 75, and these days most of his movie roles cast him as a sage older man dispensing the insights of a long life. In real life, Freeman says, he has indeed learned a thing or two. "For one thing," he says ...
AL FAKHOORA has provided managerial training to 100 Gaza students through eight courses. The programme was conducted in collaboration with Islamic Relief Palestine (IRPAL) and University College of Applied Science (UCAS). Al Fakhoora Director Farooq Burney said: "Gaza´s youth are resourceful and eager. The programme has managed to positively impact the students and we are proud to have been a catalyst of change and tangible development." ...
VOLUNTEERS from Deloitte Middle East have trained over 2,000 students under the Deloitte Injaz Al Arab ´Be Entrepreneurial´ programme. The volunteers in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Palestine have been facilitating business and entrepreneurial training programmes to high school students across the Middle East since the beginning...
IN a quest to reach new frontiers of knowledge of social justice, six students of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ) recently visited the US as part of the university´s Community Engagement Programme (CEP). The theme of this year´s CEP was on international disaster management. The students spent hours in workshops, lectures and discussions to learn about issues affecting populations around the world, during visits to ...
THE World Trade Organisation will publish a ruling on Monday in a dispute launched by the United States in 2010 over market access for credit cards and debit cards in China, which Washington accuses of running a virtual monopoly. Either side can appeal and if they do so the case will be considered by the WTO´s Appellate Body, which would take up to 90 days to issue a final ruling. In its complaint .
ROYAL Dutch/Shell on Monday abandoned the battle for control of gas explorer Cove Energy, shocking investors and clearing the way for Thai rival PTT Exploration & Production to acquire it. Investors had anticipated a higher offer from one or both bidders, prompting hedge funds to buy in to Cove stock, and an auction process had been due to start this week. PTT is offering 240 pence per share or about $1.9 billion for Cove, which has made huge east African ...
INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India´s growth forecast by 0.7 per cent to 6.1 percent for 2012 — the steepest cut for any nation — in view of deteriorating global economic situation. The IMF, in its update of the World Economic Outlook, has also cut India´s growth projection for 2013 by a similar margin to 6.5 percent. "In the past three months, the global recovery, which was not strong...
TOP SEED Egypt and fourthseeded India will clash in the first semi-finals of the Doha WSF World Junior Men´s Team Squash Championship on Tuesday. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, defending champion Egypt put it across 10th seed Canada 3-0 with straight-game wins, while India, for its second entry into the last four stage, required to sweat a bit to make the grade with a 2-1...
U-1 SPIRIT of Qatar´s Dave Villwock claimed his second successive victory in a round of the 2012 Air National Guard H1 Hydroplane Series by winning the APBA Gold Cup on the Detroit River on Sunday. The most successful driver in the history of hydroplane racing clinched a 67th career win – his second in two weekends - by staying ahead of U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto in a thrilling final held in demanding weather...
SERENA Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for her second straight Bank of the West Classic title. Eight days after winning Wimbledon, Williams saved a set point and won the final four games of the opening set. It was the 43rd WTA Tour championship of Williams´ career, tying older sister Venus for the most among active players. The first all-American WTA final on home soil in eight years ...
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 ...
FORMER India captain Sunil
Gavaskar on Monday criticised the
BCCI’s decision to revive the Indo-
Pak bilateral cricket ties as he felt
Pakistan was not cooperating in the
Mumbai terror attacks probe.
The bilateral cricketing ties had
been snapped after the 2008
Mumbai terror attacks.
EGYPT’S prosecutor general on
Monday ordered convicted former
president Hosni Mubarak back to
prison nearly a month after he was
moved to a military hospital in Cairo
after reportedly suffering a stroke.
Abdel Meguid Mahmud “has issued
an order to transfer former president
Hosni Mubarak from the Maadi
Armed Forces Hospital to Tora prison
hospital,” his office said.