THEdefining characteristic of modern
American politics is the growing
conservatism, even radicalisation,
of the Republican party.
Beginning in 2009 with the birth
of the Tea Party movement, a party that
was already fairly conservative began
moving to an even more isolated spot on
I’VE been known to say that I
was present at the creation of
"shareholder value." It’s an
exaggeration, of course. But in
1982 - literally half a lifetime
ago for me - I wrote an article
about the first big takeover
attempt by T Boone Pickens. One
of his central...
QATAR Railways Company
(Qatar Rail) on Sunday signed
contracts worth $406.4 million
for execution of the first
phase of its planned $36 billion
metro project in Doha as
part of the country's preparations
to host the ...
WITH a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun. The closing ceremony ...
WITH a new album, a boxedset retrospective and a memoir, Heart is beating particularly strong this year. Only a decade ago sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson were celebrating their return to touring after taking time off from the road to start and raise families ...
AN official of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has urged residents to go for diabetes screening, especially in the holy month of Ramadan. According to Dr Mahmoud Zirie, head of Endocrinology, Diabetes Division at Hamad Medical Corporation, it is crucial to detect diabetes at its early stages as the number of people suffering from it increases at an alarming rate in Qatar and ...
THE Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) in association with Ministry of Interior held 10 "Iftar and Brotherhood Meets" for about 12,000 members of 11 expat communities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Somalia, Philippines, Bangladesh and Djibouti. The biggest and the last iftar event was held on Friday at Al Arabi Sports Club with the participation of more than 3,000 members...
Jaidah Group organised a suhour to honour its longserving members of staff recently. The event was held at Oryx Rotana Hotel. The purpose of the gathering was for Jaidah Group to express its appreciation to a total of 104 of its employees. They were those that had completed between 15 and 20 years of service with Jaidah Group, those who have completed between 20 and 30 years, and those employees who have served for more than 30 years ...
TELECOMS carrier Reliance Communications on Saturday reported a smaller-thanexpected 3 percent rise in quarterly profit, weighed down by higher finance costs, in what was its second straight quarter of profit growth. India´s No 2 mobile phone operator by customers is battling a fiercely competitive market of more than a dozen players where a sharp fall in voice call prices and high payouts for 3G airwaves have pressured margins. The company...
DAI-ICHI Life, Japan´s largest listed life insurer, struck a deal to buy a stake of up to 20 percent in US asset manager Janus Capital Group, the latest move by a Japanese financial company to counter slowing growth at home by expanding overseas. Shares of Janus jumped more than 18 percent in premarket US trading. The deal could give a boost to Janus, a fabled stock fund manager of the 1990s that ...
KINGFISHER Airlines, which used to be India´s second biggest carrier but is now struggling with crushing debt, posted another quarterly loss on Saturday and shed no light on any potential funding lifeline. Kingfisher, controlled by flamboyant liquor baron Vijay Mallya, is the biggest victim of turbulence in the Indian aviation industry, which has struggled under high state taxes on jet fuel, high airport charges, belowcost fares and an uncertain regulatory environment.
FREESTYLE grappler Sushil Kumar capped the country´s most successful campaign at the Olympic Games with a historic silver medal as he became the first Indian to win back-to-back individual medals at the mega event, on Sunday. Sushil, a bronze medallist in 2008 at Beijing, fought bravely after vomiting and suffering dehydration following his semi-final victory, but ended up a 1-3 loser against a strong rival Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu, who ended ...
CROATIA won its first Olympic Games gold medal in the men´s water polo with an 8- 6 win over Italy in the final on Sunday. Croatia remained unbeaten in the tournament to go one better its their silver medal at Atlanta in 1996 when it beat Italy in the semi-final. The Italians were bidding for their fourth Olympic title but after scoring the opening two goals they were outplayed by Croatia, who led ...
SHEIKH Saoud bin Abdulrahman al Thani, Secretary-General of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC, will lead a large group of sports officials and fans on Monday to welcome home the Qatari contingent that took part in the 2012 London Games. The special reception will be held at the Doha International Airport in the evening. The Qatari sports delegation will include ace shooter Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah and promising athlete Mutaz Essa Barshim, the medal.
SONAKSHI Sinha feels its not right to call her latest song Go go Govinda an item number. It is a song with a difference, says the actress, who shares screen space with ace choreographer Prabhu Deva in the number. "The term ´item song´ is used very loosely today. Any solo number is termed as an item song. This is a good song with Prabhu, and is very different from other item numbers," Sonakshi said here on the sidelines of a promotional event ...
ACTOR Abhishek Bachchan, whose film Bol Bachchan has entered the Rs100 crore club, says the figure has become new age Bollywood´s ´silver jubilee´ landmark. The actor says there is no Rs100 crore "club". "I´ve just asked my team to find the address of where the Rs100 crore club is because I would like to have a cup of coffee there sometime. There is no such club," said Abhishek. "It´s ...
POPULAR Punjabi singer Mika says he is set to feature in a film titled Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaye, which will also star singer Shaan. "My friend Sunil Agnihotri (director) is making a film in which he had cast Shaan. Later, (production banner) Tseries said ´If you club Shaan and Mika, it would be great.´ So we are doing a movie," Mika said. "I am happy that someone thought that I can work in their film. The name of the film is very funny," he added ...
OVERCROWDED hospitals in
northwest Iran struggled to cope
with thousands of earthquake victims
on Sunday as rescuers raced
to reach remote villages after two
powerful quakes killed nearly 300
people. Thousands huddled in
makeshift camps or slept in the
street after Saturday’s quakes for
fear of more aftershocks, 60 of
which had already struck.
THE Arab League said it had postponed
a meeting of Arab foreign
ministers scheduled for Sunday to
discuss the Syria crisis and to
select a replacement for Kofi
Annan, the United Nations-Arab
League envoy, and would set a
new date. Deputy Arab League
chief Ahmed Ben Helli told
Reuters the meeting was delayed
because of the minor operation
undergone by Saudi Arabian foreign