HOW is it possible for a competent
and fluent person such as
Mitt Romney, a man who
founded a successful private
equity business, saved the Salt
Lake Olympics, and was governor of a
state, Massachusetts - turning ...
ACTUALLY, that dateline
isn't quite right. It shouldn't
be "on" the Pacific
Crest Trail, because my
daughter and I drifted off
the trail. We ended up completely
lost in a wilderness of snow,
mountains and forests.
No phones. No email. No work.
ACE Qatari shooter Nasser bin
Saleh al Attiyah kept himself within
reach of an Olympic medal, finishing
in the leading group at the
end of the first day of the qualifying
round at the London Games
The 41-year-old Attiyah, figuring
in his fifth...
YANNICK Agnel shredded a starstudded field to win the men's 200m freestyle gold on Monday, one day after his sensational swim gave France the Olympic 4x100m freestyle title. Agnel won France's third swimming gold of the Games in 1min...
IF a part is meant for an actress, it seems, it will keep knocking on her door until she lets it in. Gina Gershon could have played Sharla, the waitress and conniving stepmother in Tracy Letts' play Killer Joe, a decade ago ...
QATAR Charity has launched its first three tents called Baraha Tents in Al Aziziya area. The tents will operate for 11 days and will offer a range of events in an atmosphere of fun and entertainment. The event was attended by Said Youssef bin Ahmed al Kuwari, chief executive officer of Qatar Charity, as well as other officials. The three large tents are well equipped. Every day, the events start at 9pm and continue until 11:30. The tents will remain in that area in front...
TO HIGHLIGHT the true spirit of Ramadan, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) continued the celebration of the Holy Month by hosting a special iftar event for two community-based organisations for adults and children with special needs. Residents of the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs (QSRSN) and the Dhreima Orphanage took part in the event at the Qatar Foundation ...
QATARGAS on Sunday announced its support for Al Daayen Municipality Garangao Night celebration, which will be held on August 2, the 14th night of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Garangao is a mid- Ramadan tradition widely celebrated by children across the Gulf region. On the night, children roam around their neighbourhoods singing traditional songs that mark the occasion and receive a ...
DOHA BANK has appointed Suresh Bajpai as its head of retail banking, the company said in a statement, on Monday. Suresh will be responsible for retail banking operations across the bank and will be overlooking 32conventional branches, nine e-branches, sales & marketing and customer service in Qatar; besides the retail functions of the bank´s overseas branches. Suresh Bajpai holds...
THE price of oil hovered near $90 a barrel on Monday, holding onto most of the previous week´s gains, as expectations remain elevated that the European Central Bank would act to prevent Spain´s financial woes from deepening. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for September delivery was down 18 cents at $89.95 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile.
THE Spanish economy remains stuck in its second recession in three years after contracting 0.4 percent in the second quarter of 2012 from the previous three months, according to official data. It was the third consecutive contraction following the previous two 0.3 percent quarterly declines, Spain´s National Statistics Institute said Monday. The institute said that compared to the second quarter...
CHINA bounced back to defend its Olympic men´s team gymnastics title on Monday as host Great Britain snatched a historic bronze medal — but missed out on silver to Japan after a judges´ inquiry. Having ranked sixth in qualifying, China appeared to have lost the lustre that saw it dominate on home soil in Beijing four years ago, but it rediscovered their poise to claim a third Olympic team crown in four attempts. A fall from superstar Kohei Uchimura on the ...
MARTA is feeling something different this time. She can tell by the way her teammates are acting. She can tell by how she is behaving. This time, she says, there is a sense that things won´t go wrong again for Brazil´s women´s football team ó the way they have so many times before. There is a feeling that this could finally be the time Marta and her teammates can be the ones celebrating a major title at ...
SHOOTER Gagan Narang provided a spark to India´s Olympic campaign by clinching the bronze medal in the men´s 10 metres air rifle event while his compatriot and defending champion Abhinav Bindra surprisingly failed to qualify for the finals at the Royal Artillery Barracks on Monday. Giving the country its first medal in the current Olympics, 29-year-old Narang lived up to expectations...
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 ...
A FIRE swept through a train car
packed with sleeping passengers
in southern India on Monday,
killing at least 32 people and
sending panicked survivors rushing
for the only clear exit once the
train stopped, officials said.
Investigators found charred
remains of victims still in their
sleeping berths and were struggling
to identify them. A railway
staff noticed the fire.
THE UN said 200,000 Syrians
have fled the embattled city of
Aleppo since intense clashes
between regime forces and rebels
began 10 days ago. The government
forces turned mortars, tank
and helicopter gunships against
rebel positions on Monday, pressing
ahead with a counter-offensive
to wrest back control of neighbourhoods
taken by rebels in Syria’s