AMID the ceaseless and cacophonous
debates about how to close
the achievement gap, we've
turned away from one tool that
has been shown to work: school
desegregation. That strategy, ushered in
by the landmark 1954 Supreme...
I'VE spent the last week traveling
to two of America's greatest
innovation hubs and the
trip left me feeling a combination
of exhilaration and dread.
The excitement comes from not
only seeing the stunning amount of
innovation emerging from the
THE International Olympic
Committee picks the official
candidates for the 2020
Olympics on Wednesday
against the backdrop of the
global economic crisis and
other issues. Tokyo, Istanbul
and Madrid are favoured...
A DATABASE which will integrate comprehensive reports and information about global gas markets, gas production and gas consumption is likely to be available to the public online by year-end. Called the Joint.
THE global oil markets are well supplied, Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada said on Tuesday, adding that 'all issues' would be discussed at the OPEC meeting in Vienna next month ...
JACQUES Kallis and Sunil Narine shared four wickets to bowl Kolkata Knight Riders into the Indian Premier League final with a comfortable 18-run victory over Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday. South African ...
PARTICIPANTS at the Doha Debates on Monday expressed opposition to state censorship of arts in the Middle East region. The rare display of frustration with the practice surfaced in a lively session as participants discussed a range of issues, including the frequent cuts made in foreign films shown in the region and the blacking out of images in Western magazines. However, around onethird of the mainly Arab audience still supported state censorship ...
BEST Buddies Qatar recently held series of ceremonies to honour members of its clubs. All Best Buddies Club members received certificates of appreciation for their contributions during 2011- 2012 academic year to enhancing quality of life of people with intellectual challenges. The members have the right to continue participation in organisation activities for the next year. One of the organisation´s programmes, the College Program, was held at Qatar University.
A WORKSHOP on enforcing the recommendations of the International Conference to protect journalists in dangerous situations was held on the third day of the Doha Forum for Enriching the Middle East´s Economic Future, on Tuesday. The workshop was chaired by President of the National Committee for Human Rights (QNCHR) Dr Ali bin Smaikh al Marri. Talking about the ...
THE price of oil slipped to near $92 a barrel on Tuesday, on concerns about global economic growth and news that that Iran will allow the UN nuclear agency to restart a probe into its nuclear programme. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for June delivery was down 44 cents to $92.13 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $1.09 to settle at $92.57 in New York on Monday. In London, Brent crude ...
QANTAS Airways is separating its loss-making international business from its profitable domestic operations, and assigning the boss of its frequent-flyer division, the airline´s No 2 money spinner, to turn around the ailing global segment. The restructuring is meant to show Qantas unions, the government and other stakeholders that Australia´s top airline needs to fix the bleeding international operations which have been hit by rising costs and weak travel...
THE United States and Japan are leading a fragile economic recovery among developed countries that could yet be blown off course if the eurozone fails to contain the damage from its problem debtor states, the OECD said on Tuesday. In its twice-yearly economic outlook, the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development forecast that global growth would ease to 3.4 percent this year from 3.6 percent in 2011, before accelerating.
QATAR National Bank (QNB) signed a major sponsorship agreement with the Qatar Volleyball Association, (QVA) for providing financial help to its all activities for two years. QNB also declared to be the sponsor of the World Clubs Volleyball Championships, which will be held in October this year. Salem al Naimi, AGM Corporate Relations, Group Communications at QNB, and QVA Secretary.
YOUNG guns Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and James Harden shot the Oklahoma City Thunder back into the Western Conference finals. Westbrook scored 28 points, Durant had 25 and Harden chipped in with 17 as the Thunder withstood 42 points from Kobe Bryant to be at the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 on Monday night and wrap up their Western Conference semifinal series 4-1.
IVORY COAST striker Didier Drogba confirmed on Tuesday he will leave newly-crowned European champions Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of June. Drogba has been at the Premier League club since 2004, joining from French side Marseille, and has scored 157 goals in 341 appearances helping the Blues win ten trophies. The 34-year-old leaves the London club on a high after scoring a late equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions.
TEENAGERS growing up in this part of Central New Jersey used to boast of how they had jumped the stone walls into Doris Duke´s 2,740-acre estate. How many actually made it past her private police force and how many merely bragged about doing so are lost to the haze of memory. But the legend speaks to the mystery of Doris Duke, "the richest girl in the world," who, if the newspapers of her day were to be believed, ate her baby porridge from a ...
BRITISH Grammy-winning singer Adele won 12 awards from 18 nominations for her juggernaut album 21, including top artist, top female artist and top album. Her awards were not presented during the live show and the singer was not present. But LMFAO, the uncle-nephew duo Redfoo and SkyBlu, showed up in their trademark outrageous fashion and picked up two awards, song of the year for Party Rock Anthem and the top duo/group, along with four more honours...
IN his almost a decadeold Bollywood career, Shahid Kapoor has gone through a lot of personal and professional ups and downs. But despite as many as six back-to-back box office disappointments behind him, he is undeterred because he feels success can do more harm than failure. "Success can be more dangerous than failure. When you are successful, you feel that you are d o i n g everything right. So, failure can teach you a lot. I just believe in hardwork," Shahid said.
THE Kuwaiti cabinet walked out of
parliamentary session on Tuesday
over a plan by opposition MPs to
quiz the finance minister on
alleged financial and administrative
irregularities. The move came
as the opposition-dominated parliament
was about to vote on a
proposal to merge two grillings, a
step strongly rejected by the government
on legal basis.
REBELS in northern Syria kidnapped
13 Lebanese Shiite
Muslims in Aleppo province on
Tuesday as they were headed back
home by bus from a pilgrimage in
Iran, Lebanese authorities said.
Reports of the kidnappings
prompted families of those abducted,
along with supporters, to gather
in Beirut’s mainly Shiite suburbs
to demand their release.