RAPESEED plants in Sichuan
Province flowered a month late
in 2008. People did not think
much of it. In those days, people
still believed experts and
the experts said the delayed flowering
season was normal...
BEFORE I tell you about a
one-armed teenager who is
a star athlete at her high
school in Washington, DC,
let me take you back a
dozen years to Sierra Leone, in
A little girl there became an
unlikely global symbol of ...
A DAY after tragedy struck the Villaggio mall,
Minister of Justice HE Hasan bin Abdullah al
Ghanem assured that the administration
would get to the truth behind the accident and
see to it that the bereaved families get justice.
"You can be 100 percent ...
QATAR plans to boost government spending by 27 percent in the fiscal year that began in April, including wages, social services and infrastructure, but it expects to see a comfortable surplus, state news agency QNA ...
RAFAEL Nadal began his quest for a record seventh French Open title in style, wearing a pink shirt and pink shoelaces. And he won easily, too. The second-seeded Spaniard had little trouble Tuesday against Simone ...
QATAR Petroleum (QP) and Qatar University (QU) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the general framework and governing principle of their continuous cooperation in various areas. The pact was signed by Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of QP HE Dr Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada and QU President Prof Sheikha Abdulla al Misned. The signing ceremony at the QP headquarters was attended by senior.
QATARGAS honoured over 400 employees at a special ceremony held to mark continuous years of service with the company recently. Qatargas Chief Executive Officer HE Khalid bin Khalifa al Thani presented certificates and mementos as a sign of appreciation to staff members who have completed twentyfive, fifteen, ten or five years of service. Commenting on this year´s awards ceremony, Thani said: "The commitment and dedication of our people ...
THE Philippine embassy is exploring the possibility of compensation from the management of Villaggio mall and owner of the Gympanzee Nursery School for the three Filipino teachers who died in the fire tragedy at the upmarket shopping mall on Monday. Philippine Ambassador to Qatar HE Crescente Relacion said that this was among the top priorities in extending assistance to the families of the Filipino .
QATAR EXCHANGE CEO Andre Went on Tuesday called upon the listed companies to improve the standards of the information regarding their respective companies in the market. He was speaking at the third annual Investors Relation Interactive Workshop, in Doha, on Tuesday. Went said, "Conditions in global equity markets are challenging. Both retail and institutional investors become very careful while choosing the company ...
SPANISH oil giant Repsol said on Tuesday it plans to invest 19.1 billion euros ($24 billion) over the next four years, mostly to develop recently discovered wells and in new explorations. "Nearly 80 percent of the investments of the group are destined for upstream, which is the growth motor of the group," it said in a statement to outline its strategic plan for 2012-16. It is the first plan released...
TATA Motors capped a bumper fiscal year with a 139 percent rise in quarterly net profit, boosted by exceptional items and as emerging market demand for its Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) vehicles offset lacklustre performance at its core domestic business. JLR´s growth in overseas markets - it sells imports in India and recently began assembling some Land Rover models there - has helped insulate.
DEFENDING champion Al Sadd Club overcame a brief loss of concentration but went on to outclass Al Ahli in the final of the Qatar Junior Volleyball Cup at the Al Arabi Stadium hall on Tuesday. Al Sadd pulled off a 25- 17 25-17 17-25 25-14 victory, much to the joy of its small crowd of fans. This was the sixth Cup win for Al Sadd, who had also clinched the Junior League crown earlier in the season, beating Al Arabi to the second place. Al Sadd captain Naji al ...
AL SHAQAB, under the leadership of HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad al Thani, Chairperson, and HE Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad al Thani, Vice- Chairperson, signed a strategic memorandum of understanding with two of Germany´s leading Equestrian institutions. The two agreements, signed on Tuesday, are aimed at introducing international courses to develop Al Shaqab, a stud farm ...
EURO 2012 organisers on Tuesday hit back at claims that Poland and Ukraine were unsafe for travelling football fans, amid fears from competing nations, current and former players about far-right racism and violence. Both Poland and Ukraine said the claims, made in a BBC television documentary aired this week and in travel advice issued by foreign governments, did not give the true picture of the joint hosts of European football´s premier tournament...
AT the foot of a Union Square subway platform staircase, an artist focused on his delicate work, maneuvering a fold of black origami paper along half-open scissor blades. "Scissor doesn´t move, only paper moves," he said to the rider posing for him. "Nice young man," he bantered. "How old are you? Like your hair." The paper´s border flutters to the dirty, gum-tacked floor. He peeled open the fold to reveal an intricate, slightly caricatured portrait of the rider´s...
BEYONCE gave birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on January 7, and is now between albums and tours. From a distance, her four-night run of shows, through Monday at Revel, on the Boardwalk, seemed to be functioning like an advertisement for the grand opening of a $2.4 billion casino, hotel and luxury shopping cosmos. It was a little unclear what she was going to do for Friday night´s show, her first postnatal gig. She didn´t hit the stage until 10, after ...
MODEL-TURNED-ACTRESS Tena Desae, who featured in British comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, shared screen space with Dev Patel in the film but says it is not justified to compare her to Freida Pinto as their working styles are different. "I don´t compare myself with Freida Pinto. She has come a long way. She does only films in the West. I am open to do both - Indian films and films from the West," Tena said. The common link between ...
OIL-RICH Qatar has forecast a
budget surplus of 8 percent of
gross domestic product, or GDP,
for the 2012-2013 fiscal year,
compared with 7.6 percent in the
year earlier, the Qatar News
Agency said on Tuesday.
PRIME Minister of Bangladesh
Sheikh Hasina arrived in Doha on
Tuesday to attend the 9th USIslamic
World Forum. She was
welcomed at Doha International
Airport by Assistant Foreign
Minister for Services Affairs HE
Rashid bin Khalifa al Khalifa. The
meet has been convened by the
Brookings Institution in partnership