A 60-year reign: a span embracing
12 presidents, 6 popes, 12 British
prime ministers - starting with
Winston Churchill - the fall of
the Berlin Wall, the dissolution
of the Soviet Union, the formation of
the European ...
EVERY generation has an
incentive to borrow money
from the future to spend
on itself. But until ours, no
generation of Americans
has done it to the same extent.
A huge reason is that earlier generations
PRIME Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin
Jabor al Thani urged the international
community on Thursday to speed up its
search for a solution bringing a "peaceful
transfer of power" in Syria, as he met
THE long wait is almost over. True Blood will kick off its fifth season on June 10 with the episode Turn! Turn! Turn!, which picks up in the aftermath of the fourth-season finale's shocking events. Most shocking was the apparent death of Tara (Rutina Wesley).
MORE than 1,500 people availed healthcare services at a special medical camp organised by Aster, recently. The camp was a huge success. It witnessed a large number of participation from families. Aster is part of DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare conglomerate in the Middle East and India. The medical camp was held at the Qatar Shopping Complex, Al Markhiya, as part of its third anniversary .
Over 3,500 parents attended the MES Indian School´s first parent-teacher meeting for the 2012-13 academic year recently. It was an opportunity for the parents to update with the academic and general performance of their wards. The school´s reception area was decked up with creative art and craft works such as models, charts and class magazines. The setting contributed to easing the tense atmosphere, thereby promoting positive discussion among ...
BHAVAN´S Public School (BhPS) launched an Eco Club at Matar Qadeem campus on June 5 to mark the World Environment Day. KM Arunan, director board member of BhPS, was the chief guest on the occasion. Arunan spoke about the environment, citing adverse effects of nitrates, chemical pesticides and chemical manure in the agricultural green fields on farmlands and the ecology. The Eco Club hosted seed exhibition, along with other exhibitions related .
INDIAN refiners cut imports from Iran by 38 percent in May from a year ago, tanker discharge data showed, in a second month of steep reductions as they switch suppliers to cushion the impact of new US sanctions on Tehran. The cutbacks raise New Delhi´s chances of winning a waiver similar to that granted by the United States to Japan and some European countries after "substantial" reductions in their imports. India is discussing with Washington an ...
AIRLINES need government support to lower the cost of biofuels that could help to reduce pollution and carbon emissions, the head of the global aviation industry trade group said on Thursday. Airlines have flown some 1,500 commercial flights using fuel made from plants, but supplies are limited and costly, said Tony Tyler, chief executive of the International Air Transport Association ...
INDIA´S largest private company, Reliance Industries, said on Thursday will invest $18 billion over the next four to five years to expand in the country and more than double operating profit. Mukesh Ambani, India´s richest man, also told the firm´s annual general meeting in Mumbai that he had faith the nation´s economy, which is struggling with slow growth and high inflation, would beat its woes to "emerge stronger". "The current difficulties faced by ...
QATARhas an opportunity to consolidate its position in Group A when it hosts South Korea in Asia´s final qualifying round for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Al Sadd Stadium. Group A top seed South Korea arrived in Doha facing a confident and rejuvenated Qatar after its 1-0 opening victory against Lebanon. Qatar and South Korea´s played a World Cup qualifier match 23 years ago which resulted in a goalless draw. While the Qatari team will look to its home ...
QATAR Edurance team is ready for the second round of the Endurance World Championship 2012 to be held at the Lusail International circuit. Talking at a press conference, QMMF president Nasser Khalifa al Atiyyah thanked the FIM Women´s commission for their support and also praised the presence of Anthony West in the team. "QMMF is pleased to have women riders in the sport and ...
POLAND were on Thursday preparing to kick off Euro 2012 on home soil today with opponents Greece seeking a moraleboosting win to lift a beleaguered nation hit by political turmoil and crippling financial woes. Both teams were due at the National Stadium in Warsaw for training, a day ahead of the curtain-raiser for the 16-team showpiece, as excitement builds across the country — and in neighbouring co-hosts Ukraine — for the start of the tournament.
THE Lion City has rolled out the green carpet for Indian cinestars. From bigwigs like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Bipasha Basu as well as young guns like Sonakshi Sinha and Abhay Doel - Bollywood´s gliteratti is participating in the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend and awards that started on Thursday. There´s lots more - the evergreen Rekha, effervescent couple ...
SHERYL Crow was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year but she does not worry about it because it is benign, the singer-songwriter told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In a story posted on the newspaper´s website, Crow, whose hits include All I Wanna Do and Soak Up the Sun, said the tumour was discovered when she went to a hospital to be tested because she was experiencing memory loss. "I haven´t really talked about it," she said. "In November, I found out I ...
SO, it´s neither Richa Gangopadhay nor Charmee who´ll bring to life yesteryear actress Silk Smitha in Mollywood. Model-turned-actress Sana Khan, best known for her role as Janu opposite Simbu in Silambattam, will play Silk Smitha in Mollywood in the film Profile, a biopic of the yesteryear actress penned by Antony Eastman, who introduced Silk to the Malayalam film industry. The makers say that the film is in no way similar to The Dirty Picture; so ...
QIIB, the parent company of Islamic
Bank of Britain, is considering the
sale of the UK’s only sharia-compliant
retail lender. IBB confirmed it
had received an approach by QIIB,
which currently owns a controlling
88.41% stake, to take over the
remaining shares with a view to a
possible sale as it considers the
future of the UK bank.
VODAFONE Qatar reported a narrowing
fourth-quarter net loss on
Thursday as its revenue and subscriber
base rose. The telecoms
operator made a net loss of
QR126.6 million ($34.78 million)
in the three months to March 31.
This compares with a loss of
QR143.9 million in the year-earlier