IN 1999 I was a student at
Chatfield High School, in
Littleton, Colo, where students
from nearby Columbine High
were diverted after 13 people were
killed in the April 20 massacre there.
After graduating I joined the Army...
FOR years, allegedly serious
people have been issuing
dire warnings about the consequences
of large budget
deficits - deficits that are
overwhelmingly the result of our
ongoing economic crisis.
In May 2009, Niall Ferguson of
Harvard declared that the ...
GOLD sale at Doha jewellery
shops has dropped
between 30 to 50 percent
during the last couple of
months as Indian expatriates
have gone panicky,
courtesy the Indian
Government's recent decision
to revoke a 50-yearold
BARCLAYS PLC's chief financial officer is under investigation by British authorities related to the bank's 2008 fundraising activities with Middle Eastern investors, dealing a fresh blow to a bank that already this ...
RYAN Lochte won the 400m medley gold on Saturday as Olympic superstar Michael Phelps was shut out of the medals in the first swimming final of the London Games. The race was expected to be a duel between 14-time Olympic gold medallist ...
JEREMY Renner is sitting only three feet from a sliding-glass door that leads to a balcony at a West Hollywood hotel, 14 floors up. He's wearing a designer suit and slick-bottomed dress shoes, and doesn't appear to have brought a rope with him. If he should.
SPEAKERS at the Qatar Friends of the Environment Center´s (FEC) ´Green Tent´ have warned against the dangers of unsecured Internet and the problems it causes for families. Speaking at the event, FEC Founder and Chair Saif Ali Al-Hajari said the menace of unsecured Internet was becoming a global concern. "Qatar has set up various organisations to deal with the matter in order to achieve the ...
VODAFONE Qatar´s Sandstormers team participated in the Global Biking Initiative (GBI), a 900-kilometre cycling journey from Oslo, Norway, to Dusseldorf, Germany, to raise funds for children´s education in Nepal. Led by Irishman Eamonn Condon, the Qatari team supported Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), which is Vodafone Qatar´s main charity partner, by raising funds to provide ...
THE Sheraton Doha Resort and Convention hotel has major plans for its two existing restaurants this September, according to the manager Ashraf Siessy. The hotel´s Al Shaheen restaurant located at the top floor as well as the Latino restaurant will undergo changes. Speaking at an iftar event at the hotel recently, Siessy said Al Shaheen, a 30-yearold restaurant, will change its cuisine from international delicacies to Lebanese dishes from September ...
BARWA Bank has reported a 278 percent rise in net income and 52 percent rise in profit in the first half of the year. Announcing the sharp increase in revenues and profits, the bank said in a statement on Saturday that net income increased to QR344 million, up 278 percent compared with the first half of 2011 (QR90.9 million) while net profits rose by 52 percent against the first half of 2011 to reach QR162 million (QR106.9 million in first half of 2011) ...
AIRBUS announced a fresh delay to Europe´s newest passenger jet on Friday, but the cost of the setback to the A350 barely dented a stronger-than-expected firsthalf performance that put rocket fuel under the shares of parent company EADS. Shares in Europe´s largest aerospace company rose 6 percent and topped 30 euros for the first time since May after it raised profit and revenue forecasts ...
GERMAN Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble threw cold water on Saturday on speculation that the eurozone´s bailout fund will buy Spanish public debt. Spanish and French news reports have suggested that the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) would start buying bonds issued by Italy and Spain in a coordinated action with the European Central Bank. "No, these speculations are ...
ALEXANDRE Vinokourov of Kazakhstan claimed an unexpected but deserved win in the men´s Olympic road race on Saturday, wrecking Mark Cavendish´s hopes of delivering a first gold of the Games for the hosts. Colombia´s Rigoberto Uran won the silver with Norway´s Alexander Kristoff taking the bronze after 249.5 km of racing which finished in the shadow of Buckingham Palace on The Mall. Race favourite Cavendish finished well off the podium as ...
THE BENNY Hill theme plays over the loudspeaker at Horse Guards Parade, the crowd cheers and the raking crew scurries out to smooth over the footprints in the sand. This is beach volleyball, British style. The Olympics´ sexiest sport opened with a raucous debut on Saturday, mixing in a little local flair with all of the more traditional trifles that have made the event one of the most sought-after tickets at the ...
QATARI athletes were excited after taking part in a fourhour spectacle of song, dance and laser shows which marked the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Friday. A 12-member Qatari contingent joined athletes and officials from more than 200 countries and territories at the Olympic Stadium which was graced by Queen Elizabeth, US First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Paul.
ALL superstars have massive fan following among the youth. However, there are some actors who are ladies´ favourite. India´s first superstar Rajesh Khanna was perhaps the first ladies´ favourite star. He was the first Indian film star whose mere glimpse had women swoon. His fleshy, resonant voice coupled with a quiet and mellow style of dialogue delivery could have any woman fall for him. His characteristic smile accompanied by winking, unique dance ...
BIPASHA BASU, who has posed in itsy-bitsy clothes for a bold poster of Raaz 3, says she had no reason to hire a body double for the shoot as she is comfortable with her toned body. "I have always been comfortable in my skin and never been conscious of my body," Bipasha said in a press statement. According to insiders, producers were reluctant to approach Bipasha for the shoot, given its controversial nature ...
BOLLYWOOD´S famed Bachchan family is under constant media scrutiny with rumours finding their way in print almost each day, but Abhishek Bachchan says its better to keep mum than issuing clarifications. "What is the use of clarifying things? The media will write what they want to. They write something and then I react... I don´t see any point in that," Abhishek said."I don´t think people even care what I think, that is why I don´t say much," he added ...
THE Syrian army launched a massive
assault on rebels in Aleppo on
Saturday amid growing world concern
about the risks of reprisals
against the civilian population of the
country’s second city. Troops backed
by tanks and helicopter gunships
moved on outhwestern districts of
the commercial hub.
BARWA Bank has reported a 278
percent rise in net income and 52
percent rise in profit. Announcing the
sharp increase in revenues and profits,
the bank said in a statement on
Saturday that net income increased
to QR344 million, up 278 percent
compared with the first half of 2011
(QR90.9 million) while net profits
rose by 52 percent.