SOMETHING surprising is beginning
to stir in the outlook of
young Russians. A pervasive
cynicism about communal
action that took hold after the
Soviet state and its professed collective
ethos collapsed may be making way for
a new sensibility - the idea that ...
SINCE at least World War II,
American business leaders
have been encouraged to
see the world as a garden of
opportunity. They've hired
foreign workers to lower their
labour costs. They've opened foreign
factories to be close to new
These moves abroad have cost a
lot of ...
THE Friends of the Syrian People
International Working Group on
Sanctions (the Group) strongly condemned
the continuing attacks by
the Syrian regime on the Syrian
people at its third meeting, held in
Doha, on Thursday...
BEIJING gold medalist Rafael Nadal has been forced to miss the London Olympics due to his chronic knee problems. The world number three has been trying to rehab his knees since losing in the Wimbledon second round, resting and taking ...
BACK in 2010, while he was on the road and enjoying the record-setting Billboard chart run of his single I'm Yours, singer and songwriter Jason Mraz spoke about having a plethora of material in the works and speculated about making two very different ...
A RENOWNED American healthcare expert Dr William F Owen Jr has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sidra Medical and Research Center. Sidra, a groundbreaking medical, research and education institution focusing on the health and wellbeing of women and children, will be fully operational soon. The new facility will be fully digital, incorporating advanced information.
UNITED Development Company (UDC) recently sponsored a consultancy project by Qatar Foundation students aiming to empower young minds in the fields of business and innovation. The participating students included Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar (VCUQ) design majors and engineering majors from Texas A&M University in Qatar. Each consultancy group was tasked to create a corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign for the Pearl- Qatar ...
THE annual summer activities organised by the Qatar Police Sports Federation (QPSF) for Ministry of Interior (MoI) officers´ children for the fifth year in a row started recently. The activities will feature many entertainment, sports and cultural activities. Visits to various security departments and state institutions would be held as part of the programme. Children aged between 6 and 12 years old ...
AFTER having received their custodian licences from the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), Qatar National Bank and Standard Chartered Bank have now signed separate depositary agreements with Qatar Exchange (QE) to start custody activities. With this the number of custodians operating in the Qatari market, including HSBC, has gone up to three. QE Chief Executive Officer Andre Went welcomed this development as a major step towards.
AILING mobile maker Nokia turned in another thumping loss on Thursday, as it tries to arrest a decline towards irrelevance in a smartphone market dominated by Apple´s iPhone and Samsung´s Galaxy models. The company, which has been burning through money at a rate that would clean it out in a couple of years, managed, however, to cling on to more of its cash reserves in the second quarter than the market had feared, giving its battered shares ...
SOUTHWEST Airlines topped Wall Street estimates with a 42 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by higher fares, and said demand was solid despite the fragile economy. US airlines have merged, raised ticket prices and shown discipline in cutting back flights to match demand to return to stability over the past two years. "Southwest and the rest of the airlines are really focusing in on the routes that are higher- yielding and more profitable, and as a ...
ADAM Scott had a chance at history. He gladly settled for tying a course record. Scott equaled the lowest British Open score at Royal Lytham & St Annes, taking advantage of prime scoring conditions to rip off eight birdies on the way to a 6-under 64 in the opening round on Thursday. The 31-year-old Australian bounced back from an early bogey with a dazzling display ó his drives accurate, his irons precise, his long putter reliable. When Scott arrived at the 17th...
INDIA will look to start the new season on a winning note when it clashes with in-form Sri Lanka in a one-day series starting in Hambantota on Saturday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni´s Indians have endured a horrid time over the last 12 months, trounced in both the Test and one-day series in England and Australia. The World Cup champions also failed to reach the Asia Cup final in Bangladesh in March. "It´s the start of a new season for us. It´s nice to start ...
TOBY Toon won the Flight A of the Air Miles Summer Golf League with his hot performance in scorching heat of 45 degrees at the Doha Golf Club. Toon posted a gross score of 71 (nett 65) to win the crown by five shots. His superb score also included five birdies. Hiram Diggines was victorious in Flight B, scoring 78 gross (nett 65) with two birdies. The Flight C title was quite bitterly-fought, with Arnav Jain and Gerry Mulvey scoring nett 69 each. Jain was adjudged the...
POPULAR actor Dileep on Thursday won the best actor award at the Kerala State Film Awards, his first, for his role in Velaripravinte Changathi, while Swetha Menon bagged best actress award for Salt N´ Pepper. Director Renjith´s Indian Rupee was declared the best film, and best director trophy went to Blessy for Pranayam. Dileep said he was not expecting the award and added: "In the past, I really ...
ACTOR Rahul Bose, who is an international rugby player, has a word of advice for Indian Olympians headed for London. He wants them to relax and get used to the climate as it would help them give their best. "It´s too late to say that practice. For an international athlete, these last days are to focus and relax. I have been an international sports person so I would say just one thing - the environment ...
ONE likes love stories and the other action but both complement each other and would like to make films of all kinds, says Dinesh Vijan of his partnership with Saif Ali Khan and their banner Illuminati Films, which has produced two hits and one miss. "We like all kinds of films. I like love stories a lot. Saif likes action and horror. So between the two of us, we would like to make all kinds of films. We complement...
STRIKES by train drivers and
passport officials threaten major
disruptions to the London
Olympics, prompting the government
to warn unions on Thursday
that they risked public anger if the
industrial action went ahead. The
Aslef rail union announced on
Thursday that 450 of its members
in central England would walk out
between August 6 and 8.
AFTER having received their custodian
licences from the Qatar
Financial Markets Authority
(QFMA), Qatar National Bank and
Standard Chartered Bank have now
signed separate depositary agreements
with Qatar Exchange (QE) to
start custody activities. With this the
number of custodians operating in
the Qatari market, including HSBC,
has gone up to three.