FOR the last two months, senior
government officials and private-
sector experts have paraded
before Congress and
described in alarming terms a
silent threat: cyberattacks carried out
by foreign governments. Robert S
Mueller III, the director of the FBI, said
cyberattacks would soon replace terrorism
as the agency's No 1 concern as ...
LAST fall I asked readers
over 70 to send me 'Life
Reports' essays evaluating
their own lives. Charles
Darwin Snelling responded
with a remarkable 5,000-word
Snelling was a successful entrepreneur
who spent decades serving
his community. He was
redeemed, he reported, six years
ago when his beloved wife,
HER HIGHNESS Sheikha Moza
on Thursday visited Qatar Career
Fair (QCF) 2012 being held at
Qatar National Convention Centre
(QNCC). At the outset of the visit,
she was briefed on the message
and goals of the Fair as also on the
activities and events.
DEFENDING champion Casey Stoner of Repsol Honda launched the new MotoGP season at the Losail International Circuit in his trademark style. The Australian finished on the top of the first free practice session of the premier class .
IT wasn't your traditional sample sale. On a recent lunch hour, a stream of well-coiffed professional women descended upon a salon in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. They weren't tearing through boxes of designer shoes or ripping through racks of clothing.
FOUNDING chairman of the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) Dr Yousef Mohammed al Horr discussed the importance of the Global Sustainability Assessment System (G-SAS) at the Green Building Forum which was hosted by the College of Technological Studies in Kuwait recently. G-SAS is the Middle East´s first integrated and performance- based building assessment system, in developing the concepts of sustainability .
IDEAL Indian School bid adieu to its retiring Principal Prof Mohammed Aejaz in an emotionally charged ceremony recently. Aejaz joined the school in 2009 and after the completion of three and half years of service, he is retiring according to the CBSE rule on retirement age. He will be moving to his native place Chennai, India. The management of the school hosted a banquet in honour of the other retiring veteran staff including Vice- Principal (Boys Section) ...
MINISTER of Energy and Industry, and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum HE Dr Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada visited the Qatar Career Fair (QCF) 2012 which concluded at the Qatar National Convention Center on Thursday. Qatar Petroleum is a coorganiser of the event along with Qatar Foundation, Amiri Diwan, Qatar University and Ministry of Labour. More than 60,000 students and residents visited the career fair during ...
MAJOR Chinese ship insurer will halt indemnity cover for tankers carrying Iranian oil from July, dealing a blow that narrows the insurance options for Tehran´s main export already constricted by payment barriers caused by Western sanctions. With Western sanctions on Tehran increasing, sources at the China P&I Club told Reuters on Thursday it did not want to stand alone in the market.
PETROCHINA Co Ltd is talking to Royal Dutch Shell and Hess Corp to explore shale oil in Santanghu Basin in China´s northwestern Xinjiang region, parent China National Petroleum Corp said in a company-owned newspaper. The talks mark the latest effort by Chinese oil firms to beef up their capability in shale oil and gas exploration by tapping foreign expertise, as well as the ongoing interest of overseas firms to enter the world´s top energy consuming market.
THE Bank of England held back from giving Britain´s fragile recovery an extra boost on Thursday, as the economy appears to have avoided falling into recession despite a shock drop in manufacturing output in the first months of 2012. The economy has not recovered fully from the 2007-2009 recession that left Britons poorer and vulnerable to the eurozone debt crisis, which fuelled a fall in ...
THE three-day Global Champions Tour got underway attracting large number of spectators keen to see the best riders in the world competing at the Racing & Equestrian Club in Rayyan on Thursday. French rider Roger-Yves Bost won the opening CSI 5* event with a prize money of 25,000 euros shared amongst the best twelve finishers. The 1.45m event one round directly against the clock, saw the 12 ...
THE Losail International Circuit is like a second home track for reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner. After the Philip Islands, where the Australian has been unbeaten for five successive years, his record in Qatar is quite formidable. Stoner has won four out of five MotoGP races at Losail. Two years ago, he was at the forefront of the race and looked like to be in firm control. But coming out of a corner, he crashed out, failing to control his Ducati with full tank petrol ...
CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored twice and Kaka added a firsthalf goal as Real Madrid completed its easy passage into the Champions League semi-finals with a 5-2 victory over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday. Madrid reached its second straight semi-final under coach Jose Mourinho after winning the quarter-final 8-2 on aggregate, with the record nine-time champion´s progression never in doubt at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. APOEL, which stunned Lyon in ...
A NEW breed of social shopping startups – basically online curators of fancy things to buy from all corners of the Web – has been popping up with head-spinning frequency. There are too many to count, as if all the venture capitalists had collectively responded to an email that promised that you, too, could make $25 an hour just by sitting at home and picking out things for other people to buy. Most follow a basic, lowoverhead business plan: A prominent...
ACTRESS Karisma Kapoor, who had taken a break from films after marriage, says it is good to work provided you set your priorities right. "I have taken a huge break in the middle, which I really enjoyed. Taking care of kids and family was very important to me. That will always be my first priority," said Karisma who is returning to movies after nine years. "Now my daughter is older and she has started going to school, so I get time. You work in moderation ...
VIEWERS got a first glimpse of Whitney Houston´s upcoming film on Monday when NBC´s Today show premiered a trailer for the much-awaited release. A remake of the 1976 original, Sparkle stars Houston as the mother of three girls who form a singing group and struggle with fame and drug addiction. The trailer displayed the daughters, including American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, in performance. Houston is prominent throughout, at one point singing the classic.
SYRIAN troops launched a fierce
assault on a Damascus suburb on
Thursday, days ahead of a deadline
for a UN-brokered ceasefire,
with activists describing it as one
of the most violent attacks around
the capital since the year-old
uprising began. In the suburb of
Douma, activists said snipers on
20 buildings were firing at “anything
that moved” and residents
had endured eight hours of
shelling. Soldiers marched into a
main square behind detainees
used as human shields.
THE fallen Franco-Belgian bank
Dexia said on Thursday it had
finalised the sale of a 90 percent
stake in its Luxembourg unit to a
Qatari investment fund. “Precision
Capital, a Qatari investment group,
will acquire 90 percent of Dexia’s
stake in Banque Internationale
Luxembourg,” Dexia said in a
statement, adding that the state of
Luxembourg will acquire the
remaining 10 percent as part of
the deal. “The transaction price for
the stake of Dexia in Banque
Internationale Luxembourg is 730
million euros” it said.