AS I follow the modern Greek
tragedy unfolding in Europe, I
flash back to the 18 years I spent
in Athens, walking to school in
Plaka (the old part of the city),
on the same streets that have recently
been filled with protesters ...
THIS is a Mother's Day tribute
to a mighty woman and
to the doctor who gave her
back her life - and also a
celebration of a grand new
women's hospital that you as readers
helped to build.
The woman is Mahabouba
GULF leaders agreed on Monday
to allow more time for further discussions
over a Saudi proposal to
turn the six-nation council into a
union likely to start with the kingdom
and unrest-hit Bahrain.
The leaders who...
THE world's leading real estate exhibition, Cityscape will make its debut in Qatar from May 23 to 25 at the Doha Exhibition Centre. About 110 exhibitors will showcase their range and scope of property development opportunities...
JULIA Louis- Dreyfus spent much of her childhood in and around Washington, DC. She returned last September to shoot HBO's new comedy Veep, in which she plays Vice President Selina Meyer, decked out in a power bob...
QATAR Charity (QC) recently held a special ceremony to honour its sponsored orphans for their academic achievements. The event was organised in recognition of 98 orphans from primary, preparatory and secondary schools, as well as 58 of their mothers. It was sponsored by Gulf Warehousing Company. The orphans were awarded with certificate of excellence while their mothers were distinguished for their efforts in bringing up and educating ...
MSHEIREB Enrichment Centre, a floating educational and community facility in West Bay, hosted a highlevel delegation of Swedish government and business officials led by Swedish Vice- Minister for Trade HE Gunnar Oom, in Doha, on Monday. The CEO of Msheireb Properties Issa M al Mohannadi accompanied the delegates on the tour of the centre. HE Oom viewed a detailed model of the $5.5 billion Msheireb Downtown Doha project and was fully briefed.
ALTOGETHER 17 Qatari students of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMCQ) foundation programme successfully completed the first step towards a medical career as they received their certificates on the Education City campus recently. The programme is a oneyear bridging course aimed at Qatari nationals who are keen to pursue a career in medicine. School leavers who show interest...
QATAR Executive, the charter division of Doha-based Qatar Airways, has signed up to buy 10 Global 7000 and 8000 corporate jets from Canada´s Bombardier to strengthen its fleet, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar al Baker said on Monday. Al Baker also said at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition that Qatar Executive has reached a strategic alliance with Bombardier´s jet unit Flexjet. He told journalists that Qatar...
FRENCH oil firm Total is looking for oil and unconventional gas projects in Australia in which it could take a role as operator, the company´s chief executive said on Monday. Australia is on its way to becoming the world´s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, with around $170 billion in projects under construction. Total already has minority stakes in two of those projects, and is looking to expand, Christophe de Margerie said. "There are opportunities around.
JPMORGAN will move to limit the fallout from a shock trading loss that could reach $3 billion or more by parting company with three top executives involved in its costly failed hedging strategy, sources close to the matter said. The bank - the biggest in the United States by assets - is expected to accept the resignation this week of Ina Drew, its New York-based chief investment officer and ...
THE soccer season in Qatar ended on Sunday with Al Rayyan´s attacking midfielder Rodrigo Tabata capping an impressive 2011-12 season by winning the QFA best player award at the Aspire Dome. The 31-year-old Brazilian slammed 17 goals and essayed nine assists for Rayyan which finished the season in third spot in the league and lifted the Heir Apparent Cup. "I am very happy to be presented this award. I was anxious winning the award and ...
THE Qatar Golf Association (QGA), the host of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, will organise the Corporate League Qatar, a first of its kind golf tournament, at the Doha Golf Club in November. The tournament will provide an opportunity to the corporate sector in Qatar to promote healthy lifestyle as well as the game among the employees. Moreover, the corporates will also get an opportunity to promote their products in unique ´sporty´ ways at the ...
ENGLAND woke up to a new name on the Premier League trophy on Monday, while thousands of Manchester City fans rose with sore heads and smiles on their faces, after the most gripping title race for more than 20 years ended in almost surreal fashion. City´s remarkable comeback in stoppage time to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 amid scenes of delirium at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday meant it edged out Manchester United on goal difference to win its first title for...
KARMIN became famous by assaulting the songs of others, performing glib and highly stylised YouTube covers that inadvertently doubled as sketch comedy. Those that attracted the most attention were the hip-hop songs: Seeing the duo´s cheery white singer, Amy Heidemann, gnash her way through complex rhymes and keep up was a spectacle, no doubt, if an awkward one. Notionally, Karmin is a duo, but Nick Noonan mostly serves as a keyboard- playing...
COLOMBIAN pop star Shakira set a new record on a social netw o r k i n g site, Facebook, this week as the number of her fans zoomed to 50 million. The artist posted a photo recently on her Facebook profile in which she is seen wearing a party hat, holding a balloon in one hand and a poster in the other that reads "50 million!!!" "Wow 50 million on Facebook. That´s incredible. Thank you for all the love. A big kiss," she wrote. Shakira is one of the most active Latino.
RO W D Y R a t h o r e will be A k s h a y Kumar´s comeback film into the realm of action and he feels that this might be the perfect opportunity. "I think this the perfect comeback for me into action. Prabhu Deva has a lot of action scenes and he also choreographed an action song for the film," Akshay said. Both Akshay Kumar and his co-star Sonakshi Sinha said that they would love to ride auto-rickshaws.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovation has
contributed greatly in Qatar’s economic
growth and in the continued
development of the country’s
oil and gas industry, Minister for
Energy and Industry HE
Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada has
said. Speaking at the International
Production and Operations
Conference and Exhibition on