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
al Jufairi answered a number of...
violence in the streets and threats of state collapse are nothing
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.
WE have a new verb, "to Goldstone."
Its meaning: To make a finding, and then partially retract it
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...
Emir and Heir Apparent His Highness
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani
with Deputy Prime Minister and
Chairman of Emiri Diwan HE Abdullah
bin Hamad al Attiyah at the opening
ceremony of the Qatar Career Fair,
To Asia (ROTA) and the College
of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNAQ)
signed a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) on Sunday to explore partnerships
in the fields of education and
innovation. ROTA Director Essa...
Sebastian Vettel dominated the
Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday
with a brilliant drive which maintained
his perfect start to the season.
The 23-year-old German steered
his Red Bull car from pole...
a year after Titanic star Leonardo
DiCaprio made an incognito visit
to Nepal, guess who is here to
continue Hollywood's tryst with
the land of the Himalayas? It's
actress Demi Moore. The 48-year-old
star of movies like Ghost...
WITH over 135 exhibitors and 355 volunteers registered for the five-day event, this year´s edition of the Qatar Career Fair has surpassed previous such event in terms of interest and patronage, said Fair Steering Committee Co- Chairperson Khalid A al Sulaiteen. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Sulaiteen said the organisers expect around 50,000 to 60,000 people to visit...
PAKISTAN Engineers Forum (PEF) recently honoured Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for airlifting relief items for flood victims in Pakistan. At a brief ceremony held at the airline office, PEF President Nadeem Ahmad Bashir presented a shield of appreciation to PIA Country Manager Jan Mohammad Mehar. In attendance at the event were PIA´s Sales Executive Kabir Uddin Khan and Accounts Manager Rasool Iqbal. The PEF executives comprising of Vice...
With the results of the first round of voting in Nigeria trickling in, it seems the ruling party is set to see its parliamentary majority dwindle. The poll, which is being held in three rounds, has witnessed much violence with 11 people being killed in a bomb explosion on Saturday itself. Many poll pundits believe that the election is likely to be a close call, and that is the reason why parties are using all tactics to clinch the...
A COWBOY grasping the reins of a bucking bronco has long been the image of this farm and ranch town. It´s the emblem of the annual Pendleton Roundup, a celebration of the city´s colourful past, when pioneers on the Oregon Trail settled the prairie. Today, solar panels might just outnumber cowboys. Rural Pendleton is blazing an unlikely renewable energy trail, offering no-interest loans to spark interest in solar power and a group-buy...
ELECTRONICS and auto makers in China are facing a severe shortage of components after Japan´s twin disasters disrupted production, but the full impact will not be felt for weeks, analysts say. The earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan´s northeastern coast on March 11 shattered infrastructure, caused power outages and forced temporary factory shutdowns — meaning shipments...
EGYPT´S vital tourism industry, crippled by political turmoil, will suffer a 25 percent drop in revenue in 2011 and will need until September to get back on track, the tourism minister said in an interview on Thursday. An 18-day popular uprising that forced out president Hosni Mubarak saw much of Egypt´s economy grind to a halt and slashed tourism revenue for February by more than half...
ALEXANDER Cudlin was crowned the new champion of the Qatar International Road Racing Championship on Saturday. Winning both the sixth round races at the Losail International Circuit on Saturday, the Australian took his tally of points to 291. BMW rider Nasser al Malki clinched the second place. He, however, is 110 points behind the leader and this rules him out of catching up with Cudlin in the seventh and final round. However, Malki could have the satisfaction of...
AFTER having its unbeaten run squelched by a rookie pitcher, the Texas Rangers returned to form with a power-hitting display worthy of the team that owns the best record in the majors. Adrian Beltre homered to cap a six-run third inning, and the Rangers used a 13-1 rout on Saturday night to gain a satisfying doubleheader split. In the first game, Orioles rookie Zach Britton took a two-hitter into the eighth inning, and Baltimore got homers from Nick...
LASITH MALINGA bowled yorkers at will as his deadly five-wicket burst helped Mumbai Indians crush Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. Electing to bat, Daredevils was shot out for a meagre 95 in 17.4 overs. The collapse was a combination of hostile bowling from the Lankan speedster, helped by some poor shot selection by the home team batsmen at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground here. Mumbai Indians.
THE subject of overscheduled children has been on scientists´ radar for at least a decade, said Andrea Mata, a doctoral student at Kent State University whose recent study on highly involved children was scheduled for presentation at a symposium in Montreal run by the Society for Research in Child Development. "I think it´s a hot topic right now," Mata said. "There´s definitely a mix of viewpoints. So I think a lot more research is needed to find out...
STEP out of Hollywood´s bubble, urged Tony Gittens, who launched a film festival here 25 years ago as an antidote to commercial Tinseltown and watched it grow into the US capital´s signature screen celebration. While moviemakers strut down the Cannes red carpet as their media-hyped films become overnight sensations, and distributors swarm Sundance theatres to snag the next Precious, Filmfest DC, which opened Thursday, goes about its business of pleasuring...
INDIA has a huge market for animation films but the homegrown industry has to move beyond mythological themes, says talented actor Ranvir Shorey, who has just given the voiceover for the Hindi version of the 3D Hollywood film Rio. "India has a huge market for animation films, but is yet unexplored. Hollywood has a festival out of every release of the animation film that they do. It´s like a carnival...
THE QFC Regulatory Authority has
released two consultation papers
that describe changes to the regulatory
environment for captive insurers,
captive managers and insurance
intermediaries operating in and from