THE alarm bells sound regularly:
cybergeddon; the next
Pearl Harbor; one of the
greatest existential threats
facing the United States. With
increasing frequency, these are the
grave terms officials invoke about
the menace of cyber crime ...
MITT Romney certainly
has his weaknesses as a
candidate, but his
biggest challenge in
swing voters will be overcoming a
well-earned reputation for saying
whatever the Republican base
wants to hear. Having watched
THE Qatar Philharmonic
Orchestra recently held a
concert dedicated to the victims
of The Villaggio mall fire. The
conductor was Alastair Willis.
Born in the US and raised in
Russia and England, he is an
THE College of Law (LAWC) at Qatar University and Research and Development of Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost training cooperation...
RAFAEL Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the French Open semi-finals without dropping a single set. It was the 50th win for Nadal at the spiritual home of claycourt tennis since he...
IT was a little more than a year ago that the New York City socialite Amanda Brooks was appointed fashion director of Barneys New York, to some cluck-clucking in the industry. After all, Brooks, 38, had little experience in retail, other...
THE pilot phase for the Membrane Distillation (MD) project between ConocoPhillips and Qatar University´s Chemical Engineering Department was inaugurated on Wednesday. The project which seeks to evaluate ´Membrane Distillation of desalination through low grade waste heat´ is the first field testing project of its kind in the Middle East and arguably in the world for its unique application of MD technology. The Qatar Electricity and Water Company ...
THE embassy of Japan in Qatar, in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, donated 48 Japan-related books to Qatar National Library on Wednesday. Japan´s Ambassador to Qatar HE Kenjiro Monji presented the books to Director of the Department of Public Libraries Abdulla Nasser al Ansari. The Japanese embassy began handing over Japanrelated books donated by the Japan Foundation to Qatar .
QATAR Academy (QA) held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre on Tuesday. Eighty students received high school certificates after completing their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. A large number of people including teachers and students´ relatives were present on the occasion. Qatar Academy Director Dr Gregory Hedger said, "The academic year 2011–12 has been a major ...
THE private banking sector in the Middle East and Africa may grow 6.6 percent a year to reach $6.1 trillion in value in 2016 as the gross domestic product of oil-rich countries in the region continues to expand, a study from Boston Consulting Group, BCG, shows. The consultancy firm´s forecasts are higher than the region´s actual performance in 2011, when the Middle East´s market for the ...
ABU Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways denied it was in talks to take a stake in struggling Franco- Dutch airline Air France- KLM, a spokesman said on Wednesday. "Etihad Airways denies the rumours according to which it would be in talks to enter the capital of Air France-KLM," a spokesman said. Netherlands newspaper De Telegraf reported on Wednesday that "Etihad is still staking ...
GERMANY and European Union officials are urgently exploring ways to rescue Spain´s debt-stricken banks although Madrid has not yet requested assistance and is resisting political conditions, EU sources said on Wednesday. Spain, the eurozone´s fourth biggest economy, said on Tuesday it was effectively losing access to credit markets due to prohibitive borrowing costs and appealed to European ...
OMAN Sail unveiled its new Multi One Design 70 yacht named "Musandam-Oman Sail" at a traditional naming ceremony complete with rose water and the fragrance of frankincense in St Nazaire, France, on Tuesday. His Highness Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib al Said officially named Oman´s new yacht. The ceremony was attended by Ali al Qasmi, Oman´s deputy ambassador to France, David Graham Oman Sail´s CEO and several officials from Oman Sail.
FOLLOWING nomination by Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), the Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) has announced that it will be hosting two editions (2012 & 2013) of the FINA Swimming World Cup (25m). The QSA announcement came at a press conference on Wednesday. It was addressed by the President of Qatar Swimming Association Khaleel al Jabir and attended by ...
UEFA President Michel Platini on Wednesday warned that the career of any player convicted of match-fixing would be over, as Euro 2012 begins in the shadow of fresh illegal betting allegations in Italy. "They won´t play football again," the former France captain told a news conference in Warsaw, where co-hosts Poland takes on Greece in the Polish capital in the tournament´s first match on .
CONSERVATISM – it must be in the air. At this year´s Chelsea Flower Show, you could almost smell it. Was it a sign of the continuing recession? The result of a cold spring, making preparations difficult and discouraging risk? Or fatigue among designers who have been here one too many times without recharging their batteries? Our false summer in March, followed by prolonged cold and wet, certainly made for a dramatic run-up to Britain´s biggest flower show. One grower...
SEX and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker is borrowing a tactic from the George Clooney fundraising book, planning a campaign dinner for President Barack Obama and offering a chance to win two tickets with $3 online donations. Parker, who is married to actor Matthew Broderick, sent an email to supporters and appeared in an advertisement on Sunday´s MTV Movie Awards telling people of the online donations and tickets to the affair at her New York...
THE dream girl of Indian cinema, Hema Malini, feels there is no need for top notch actresses to endorse item songs. "It´s not my taste but people´s taste has changed. What to do? People love to see all that. But I would like to say one thing that big heroines who have earned a name for themselves don´t need to do item numbers. There are a lot of other people to do item numbers," she said at an event...
THE heads of Rasgas and Qatargas,
said they expect to produce at full
capacity this year. “We are exporting
all of our volume,” Qatargas CEO
Khalid bin Khalifa al Thani said on
Wednesday at a global gas conference
in Kuala Lumpur.
THE Qatar Swimming Association
has announced that it will host
two editions (2012 & 2013) of
the FINA Swimming World Cup
(25m). The event is considered
one of the most prestigious swimming
competitions in the world
which will position Doha amongst
the elite event organisers of this