AN April report by China's national
broadcaster CCTV detailed the
manufacturing process followed
by 16 companies that sell preserved
fruit. It made the meatpacking
methods described by Upton
Sinclair in The Jungle a century ago ...
TYING up loose ends before
vacation: - What was
THAT about? The Standard
Chartered scandal, I mean.
Nearly two weeks ago, we
were led to believe that the big
British bank had conducted some
$250 billion worth of illegal transactions
with Iranian institutions.
But, after the ...
FIREWORKS lit up the Doha
sky with colours and sparks
during a 15-minute show
staged at the Katara beachfront
The spectacular event, witnessed
by a large number of
residents of diverse nationalities
A JOYOUS mood permeated the Doha atmosphere on Sunday as a large number of Muslim faithful trooped out to attend Eid al Fitr prayers in celebration of the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Dressed in different attires...
ENGLAND lost early wickets to slump to 16 for two at close of play against South Africa at Lord's on Sunday, as its pursuit of 346 to win the third and final Test and square the series started badly. Jonathan Trott was six not out in 54 arduous ...
FIVE years after becoming the youngest female to win American Idol, Jordin Sparks has restarted her career in a new movie role that the 22-year-old sees as remarkably close to her own life singing her way to fame. Just like her.
MUSIC lovers enjoyed a range of Gulf melodies by a group of performers at the Al Rayyan theatre in Souq Waqif on Sunday, the first day of the Eid holidays. The over 500 persons in the audience were enthralled by the sounds of traditional Arabic musical instruments, including the tabla and oud which added rich flavour to the music. The group of over 30 artistes came from different Gulf countries.
TOASTMASTERS Club, a group aiming to enhance communication and leadership skills of its members, will set up two more clubs in Arabic language in the next two months in the Qatar Division ´E´ of the global nonprofit educational organisation. Arabic TM Club Coordinator and President of Filcom International TM Club Hamad al Nesf said, "Any person living in Qatar or outside who is interested in developing his or her public speaking and leadership.
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani offered Eid al Fitr prayers on Sunday morning at Al Wajbah praying ground. The Heir Apparent HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, HH the Emir´s Personal Representative HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani and HH the Emir´s Private Advisor HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al Thani also offered Eid al Fitr prayers. A number of their ...
AIR Berlin is to sell eight planes to improve its deteriorating finances and help cut debt by 300 million euros by the year-end, it said recently. "Cutting debt is our clear aim for 2012," Germany´s second- biggest airline after Lufthansa said, adding that it expected to improve its performance in 2012 with 230 million euros in savings from a cost-cutting programme. It also still aims to return to an operating profit in 2013, Chief Executive Hartmut Mehdorn confirmed ...
EXPECT a popular backlash if the government raises diesel prices to halt the subsidy drain on its finances - not only from the millions of poor who need cheap fuel but from increasing numbers of the well-off and businesses who don´t. Faced with the risk that its sovereign credit rating could be cut to junk if it fails to rein in its fiscal deficit, the government is under pressure to cut runaway spending on fuel subsidies. But, already on a backfoot over corruption, slowing ...
COMMON supervision of European banks, possibly by the European Central Bank, would help restore confidence and protect the financial system, ECB Governing Council member Panicos Demetriades was quoted on Sunday as saying. German business newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Friday, citing European Commission sources, that the Commission would next month propose giving.
NO medal involved this time. Little drama, either. Novak Djokovic simply ground his way to another tournament title match. And Roger Federer will be waiting for him. Djokovic reached the finals of the Western & Southern Open for the second straight year Saturday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-2 in a reprise of their Olympics match. Del Potro defeated Djokovic for the bronze medal on Wimbledon´s lush grass two weeks ago. The final will match...
REIGNING world champion Casey Stoner may not get a chance to defend his Indianapolis Grand Prix title after a crash-filled day on Saturday. And Nicky Hayden won´t get to race in front of his home fans. Stoner, last year´s pole winner crashed in qualifying, will be re-evaluated Sunday morning after doctors finally decided he had "small, marginal" fractures in his right ankle. American Nicky Hayden crashed and went flew into the air. Series officials said...
MANCHESTERCity picked up where it left off last season as the champions started its Premier League title defence by coming from behind to beat Southampton 3-2 on Sunday, while Eden Hazard stole the show on his debut in Chelsea´s 2-0 win at Wigan. City were back in action at Eastlands for the first time since they clinched the club´s first English title for 44 years with a sensational 3-2 victory over QPR on the final day of last season. Roberto Mancini´s...
THE much awaited Yash Raj Films´ romantic action thriller Ek Tha Tiger, which sees Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif coming together after four years, is a complete package and it has many USPs, says its director Kabir Khan. "There is not one USP of the film and I think that is the reason why people are liking the promo too. Ek Tha Tiger is a complete package film. It has the whole package of Salman-Katrina, action and Yash Raj productions," said Khan, who got...
AFTER featuring in some hit films, Katrina Kaif is awaiting the release of some more big ticket films. The actress believes life has been good so far but says she is looking forward to the best phase in her career. "I hope the best phase of my career is yet to come. As a person one faces different phases in life. You also face phases of unsettlement where you´re not sure about anything. Right now my life is only about going to the film sets and coming back home," Katrina...
BOLLYWOOD actor Sanjay Dutt adopted his father Sunil Dutt´s dacoit avatar from 1963 film Mujhe Jeene Do for upcoming movie Son Of Sardar (SOS). The actor had plans of remaking his father´s film Mujhe Jeene Do, but the plan has been incorporated in the Ajay Devgn-starrer SOS. If a reliable source is to be believed, Sanjay´s clothes and make-up have been modelled around his father´s look. However.
TWO car bombs exploded in the
Libyan capital, Tripoli, killing two
people and injuring several others
early on Sunday, a security official
said. The first bomb went off in a
main street near a military college
used as a base for former rebel
forces, killing two and wounding
four people, according to the
official who spoke on condition
of anonymity because he
wasn’t authorised to speak to
ANTI-JAPANESE protests rocked
Chinese cities on Sunday after
nationalists from Japan landed on
an East China Sea island at the
heart of a territorial dispute
between the two nations, the
largest flare-up of Chinese public
anger over Japan in years. In several
Chinese cities, thousands took
to the streets, including in
Shenzhen where small groups
overturned Japanese cars and