AL JUFAIRI, who made history in 2003 when she won election to
the Central Municipal Council (CMC) from the Airport constituency,
the first woman in the GCC ever to win a municipal election,
is against reservation of seats for women in the CMC as demanded
by many. In an exclusive interview with Qatar Tribune, Sheikha
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new. Despite reports portraying the protests in Yemen as something
of a revolution, democratic change has little possibility of
success. President Ali Abdullah Saleh is essentially a figurehead;
whether he stays or goes, the regime of technocrats and thugs
he represents is unlikely.
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for uncertain motive. Etymology: the strange actions of a respected
South African Jewish jurist under intense pressure from Israel,
the US Congress and world Jewish groups. Richard Goldstone is
an author of the "Goldstone Report," an investigation
of Israel´s military campaign in Gaza...
Spurs beats reeling Jazz for fourth straight win
SAN ANTONIO RICHARD Jefferson said the San Antonio Spurs want to finish with the NBA’s best record.
Then someone told him how many more victories it could take to assure that.
“We got to win two more?” Jefferson said.
They’ll try, but the Spurs have other priorities.
Jefferson scored 20 points and the Spurs, mindful of the playoffs starting next weekend, won their fourth in a row while starting to rest some players in a 111-102 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
San Antonio (61-19) has already locked up the No.
1 seed in the Western Conference, and, with two games left, are 1 1/2 games ahead of Chicago for the NBA’s best record.
Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker all started and played more than 20 minutes while Antonio McDyess got the night off.
Coach Gregg Popovich said he’s “certainly not going to overplay anybody” with the playoffs starting next week but also doesn’t want to fall out of rhythm..
“We’ve played this well all season long we’d love to finish out atop the NBA,” said Duncan, who had 10 points.
“We’re going to try to do the best of managing minutes and winning games and doing that all at the same time.” Al Jefferson scored 23 points as the Jazz lost for the 10th time in 11 games, unable to pull a second upset this week after beating the Los Angeles Lakers.
That stunner on Wednesday is what clinched the fifth No 1 seed for the Spurs in the Tim Duncan era.
The Spurs visit the Lakers on Tuesday, but with little at stake, the game hardly figures to be a potential Western Conference finals preview.
The Jazz, who won’t be in the playoffs for the first time in five years, just want to get through their season finale Wednesday.
Coach Tyrone Corbin had only 10 healthy players and guessed it might stay that way in their final two games.
Derrick Favors scored 17 points and Paul Millsap added 16.
“We gotta finish this season with our head up high and have some pride for ourselves.
We just ain’t going out here and lay down,” Al Jefferson said.
“We’re going to play hard.
I really thought we had a chance to win the game tonight.
We just made too many mistakes.” Ginobili had 12 points in 27 minutes and Parker had 13 in 29 minutes.
Both played into the fourth when the Jazz crept within single digits.
Utah trailed by 11 at halftime but quickly fell behind in the third, when San Antonio stretched the lead to 17 while shooting 12 of 15 from the field.