IT is described by the US military as
a “defensive exercise” to preserve
freedom of navigation in the international
waterways of the Middle
The International Mine Counter
Measures Exercise 2012 is broad in
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IN spite of a recent breakthrough
decision by the EU to boost their
support for Spanish banks, the
planned measures may not be sufficient.
Clarity on the bailout terms
and a revival in the Spanish economy
US AND European stocks fell on Friday and the euro hit record lows after Spain's heavily indebted Valencia region asked for financial aid, increasing investor fears that the Spanish government will seek a full-blown bailout ...
INDIA survived some jittery moments at the fag end before snatching a thrilling 21-run win over Sri Lanka in the first onedayer of the five-match series on Saturday. Virat Kohli cracked a superb 106 and Virender Sehwag scored 96 runs ...
ONE of Jonah Hill's strengths as a movie star is that he doesn't look like a movie star. He doesn't get called for the same parts his friend Channing Tatum hears about. The people who call Hill are trying to cast everyman roles, looking for an actor who comes across not...
STUDENTS from 21 high schools in Qatar got a glimpse of life in the media at Northwestern University in Qatar´s Summer Media Institute recently. With a fortnight of samplers from the media and academic worlds, the high school students got a taste of what it would be like to work as a producer, entrepreneur, journalist, editor and filmmaker. Dr Everette Dennis, dean and CEO of NUQ, said ...
QATARGAS has made a financial contribution to the ´Audio Education Complex´, an institution in Doha that caters to the educational needs of children with impaired hearing. Qatargas´ support will help fund the institution´s endeavours to provide state-of-the-art hearing aids to its students. During a brief ceremony at Qatargas´ head office, Mansour Rashid al Naimi, Qatargas public relations manager, handed over a cheque to Salim al Marri ...
STUDENTS of Birla Public School (BPS) organised a fund raising programme, ´Eat for a Cause´, for charity as part of Social Empowerment through Work and Action (SEWA), an important requirement in the CBSE-I curriculum. It was a memorable day as everyone celebrated each other´s efforts and support. The students prepared lemonade, cookies, sandwiches, brownies, among other snacks. The student organisers were surprised when all the products ...
THE Qatar Exchange (QE) showed a mixed performance during the fiveday week that began on Sunday and ended on Thursday. The official QE Index increased by 0.05 percent over previous week´s closing and finished the week at 8,281.26 points on Thursday last. The cap weighted Alshall index closed at 1,172.76 points, rising 0.34 percent compared to previous week´s closing at 1,168.74 ...
AFTER a 16-year career at Morgan Stanley Lebanese-born banker May Nasrallah detected a gap in the Middle East market for advising small companies, quit her job to set up her own financial advisory firm in Dubai. Three years on, she has lured a number of her former Morgan Stanley colleagues to join her company, deNovo Corporate Advisors. Nasrallah, who grew up mostly in Kuwait ...
MORGAN Stanley is in advanced talks over selling a stake in its multibillion-dollar commodities trading division to Qatar´s sovereign wealth fund, CNBC reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Talks have recently focused on the Qatar Investment Authority buying a minority stake, according to one of the people, CNBC reported on its website. It said a deal might be imminent, but cautioned the exact terms could not be determined and ...
DON Henley Averia, a regular trainee at the Qatar Badminton Academy, will compete in the 2012 Pan American Junior Badminton Championship, to be held in Canada from July 25 to 29. Don qualified to play in the under-11 boys singles category after sweeping the trial event held in Boston, Massachusetts in April 2012. His impressive win-loss record of 7-0 at the trials made him a top favourite for the Pan-Am Championships. Don has been training at the Qatar...
AMERICAN superstar Michael Phelps warmed up for the Olympics on Saturday in France, laughing and cracking jokes with teammates and 2,000 spectators who watched him in training. "Everyone is smiling, everyone is making jokes," said Phelps at an open public session in the swimming centre at Vichy. "We are all very excited, we all laugh a lot in and around the pool." Phelps was the star ...
BRAZIL SHOWED Team GB the standard required to win gold at the Olympics as the tournament favourites warmed up for the London Games with a 2-0 win at Middlesbrough´s Riverside Stadium on Friday. First-half goals from Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro and Santos forward Neymar earned the South Americans a deserved friendly success and suggested that manager Stuart ...
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...
AT least 20 people were killed
across Syria on Saturday, as the
clock started ticking on a 30-day
deadline for violence to abate sufficiently
for a troubled UN observer
mission to remain in place.
At least 12 civilians were among
the dead as clashes rocked
AT least 26 people, including six
children and a polio eradication
worker with the World Health
Organisation, were killed in separate
attacks launched by militants
across Pakistan. Nine people,
including five children, died on
Saturday when a suicide
bomber rammed a vehicle into a
house in another incident.