BP held its annual meeting on last
week, and, all things considered,
the company's shareholders had
much to be happy about. Yes, a
small percentage voted against
the $6.8 million pay package that the
board awarded Bob Dudley.
THE United Nations flag was raised
at the Qatar National Convention
Center (QNCC) for the thirteenth
session of the United Nations
Conference on Trade and
Development (Unctad XIII) on
The Emir His Highness Sheikh
QATAR International Islamic Bank (QIIB) on Sunday announced that its net profit increased 10.4 percent to QR175.5 million in the first quarter of 2012. Net profit of the bank stood at QR158.9 million in the same period...
MERCEDES driver Nico Rosberg won the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday for his first career Formula One victory, gambling on a two-stop strategy and managing to hold off the rest of the field on worn tires. Rosberg, who also captured.
TO hear Christina Ricci tell it, she spent all of 2010 half-paralysed with stage fright. A professional film actor since she was 9, Ricci waited two decades to attempt her first stage role, replacing Alicia Silverstone in Donald Margulies' Time Stands ...
QATAR Airways CEO Akbar al Baker outlined the importance of the growing trade links between Canada and Qatar in a keynote address he delivered, in Montreal, Canada, recently. Addressing the over 230 executives from the Montreal business community at the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM) business series luncheon, al Baker spoke on the topic Gulf States: Rising Business Opportunities. In his speech, al Baker provided an informative.
BARWA held a prize distribution ceremony during the fourth week of its shopping festival at Barwa Village Al Wakrah recently. From March 22 to May 13, the shopping festival is offering chances to win 66 prizes to shoppers who spend QR50 or more at any of the 900 stores in Barwa Village. During the festival, there will be three raffle draws with a draw every fortnight. In a ceremony at Barwa Village, Director of Group Communications at Barwa Real Estate.
As part of its efforts to preserve the marine life in Qatari waters, RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is highlighting the recently undertaken ´Coral Relocation´ project at the QP Environment Fair, which is being held at the Doha Exhibition Centre. The RasGas stand at the environment fair runs a special video on the project, through which the company has successfully relocated the ...
BOMBARDIER´S train unit aims to supply the world´s highest capacity monorails for fast-growing cities in Brazil and India from a factory near Sao Paulo, bucking a trend of flagging industrial investment in Latin America´s biggest economy. Bombardier´s monorail factory in Hortolandia was built originally for a contract with the city´s public transit authority worth $816 million to the Montreal-based train maker. But Andre Navarri, the head of ...
EGYPT is mounting a diplomatic offensive to defuse tensions between Sudan and South Sudan that have raised fears the two former civil war foes could return to a fullblown conflict. Egypt´s Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr arrived at Khartoum airport on Sunday for talks after the two countries clashed during the past week for control of an oil field. "Egypt will make every possible effort to ...
US TREASURY Secretary Tim Geithner said on Sunday said that US unemployment numbers, which stalled earlier this month, could resume their decline ahead of November´s election in which the economy will top voters´ concerns. "If the economy keeps growing at a moderate pace, then, yes, more people will be back to work and you should see a gradual reduction in the unemployment...
QATARI rally ace Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah, who crashed a car during the testing on Sunday, is banking on a winning start at the wheel of Toyota Hilux in the Sealine Cross-Country Rally next week to have a longer association with the Belgian Overdrive Racing team. With Spanish co-driver Lucas Cruz Senra, 2011 Dakar Rally champion Attiyah is one of the three drivers that Overdrive Racing is fielding in a bid to continue its good results in the recent past.
QATAR´S predominantly young team will try to use the home conditions and turn in its best display in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group Four, beginning at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on Monday at 3.30 pm At a draw at the Al Dana Club on Sunday, supervised by ITF referee Nitin Kannamwar and Tournament Director Saad al Mohannadi, Qatar was grouped ...
LIONEL Messi went level with Cristiano Ronaldo´s record of 41 league goals for the season on Saturday when he scored twice in Barcelona´s comefrom- behind 2-1 win over Levante. The victory closed the gap on Real Madrid to four points with El Clasico to come next weekend. Earlier Real beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 with Ronaldo hitting his 41st league goal of the campaign, beating his own record set last year, but Argentine star Messi was quick to reply just hours later...
I´VE been so caught up in the locavore craze, I didn´t plant enough flowers last summer. (If you can´t eat it, why bother?) "You´re not cutting my sunflowers are you?" asked my partner, Rock, last August, when I took a few that had grown by themselves for a vase. "They´re not yours, they´re volunteers," I said. "See if they can start the mower!" he said. "Ha ha," I said. (Volunteer means self-seeded plant.) "I must have been dreaming," he said. "I could .
IT might have not been the best weather forecast for the festival but that didn´t stop plenty of stars from heading to Coachella. Kate Bosworth, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, and Emma Roberts all braved the rain on Saturday to party in and around the threeday Valley Music and Arts Festival in Palm Springs. Checking out her favourite band with her favourite man, Kate Bosworth and her director beau Michael Polish were looking very cozy as they listened to the ...
THE decision taken by the US Based Turner Broadcasting System, a Time Warner company, to shut its Hindi general entertainment channel Imagine TV in the subcontinent came as shock to most. Sources in the company say that not all employees were aware of it till the news was broken to them. Apart from the disgruntled viewers and distraught employees, the channel has also put Veena Malik´s marriage plans in jeopardy. The Pakistani firebrand who took...
THE Taliban launched a series of
coordinated attacks on Kabul and
three other cities on Sunday, targeting
NATO bases, the parliament
and Western embassies. The other
cities targeted in the near-simultaneous
assaults were Paktia,
Nangarhar and Logar
LAST year’s champions Al Rayyan
faces Al Jaish in the semi-finals
while Asian champions Al Sadd
has been drawn against reigning
Qatar Stars League champion
Lekhwiya in the 2012 Heir
Apparent Cup. The Qatar Football
Association released the pairings for
the tournament on Sunday