EUROPEAN leaders seemed to
understand, at least until recently,
that even a partial breakdown of
the eurozone would have a devastating
economic and political
impact on departing countries and on the
European Union as a whole. But while
they have repeatedly committed to ...
IN the 1970s, the gift shop at
the Kennedy Centre for the
Performing Arts was an informal
affair. It was staffed by
about 300 mostly elderly volunteers,
and there were cash drawers
instead of registers. The problem
was that of the shop's
$400,000 in annual revenue,
somebody was ...
THREE teams from Qatar will take
part in this year's Shell Ecomarathon
(SEM), one of the world's
most challenging competitions for
students, with their ultra energy
efficient vehicles. Two of the teams
are from Qatar University (QU) and
QATAR produced an impressive defensive effort to hold Iran to a goalless draw and snatched a point in its Group A match of Asian Zone World Cup qualifier in Tehran on Tuesday. The home side backed by a 100,000-strong crowd of ...
ON her 22nd birthday, Kimbra sashayed onto the stage at Webster Hall, in her first bona fide concert in New York, while her band vamped on a campy movie theme. She wore a short pink party dress with poofy sleeves and her hair in bangs.
QATAR topped the Middle East and North African (MENA) region in Global Peace Index (GPI) 2012 report released in London on Tuesday. The index is published by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) based in Sydney, Australia. Qatar took the first position among the Arab countries and 12th place on global level among 158 countries covered by the GPI. This year, the report covered five more countries to 153 countries listed last year. Qatar got 1.395 points.
THE Qatar National Theater recently hosted an open day for traffic awareness as part of the activities and events held during the 4th edition of the annual ´Schools without Accidents´ campaign. The open day was championed by the organising committee in partnership with IBQ and spearheaded by Corporal Abdulmuhsin al Asmar al Ruaili. Altogether 197 students representing 11 high schools participated in the programme. The organising committee highlighted ...
THREE Doha high school students will be jetting off to the US on Doctors of the Future summer scholarships as part of their prize for winning a prestigious medical essay writing competition organised by Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMCQ). Ali Mohsen Hajji, a student at Qatar Academy, Hamad Nasser al Naimi from the Omar Bin Al Khattab Education Complex for Boys and Hessa Khalid al Hail from the Al Bayan Education Complex for Girls ...
SHANGHAI steel futures slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by concerns demand in top steel consumer China will remain weak through next month, prompting major producer Baosteel to cut prices for the first time this year. Baosteel Group, the world´s third biggest steelmaker and parent of Shanghai-listed listed Baoshan Iron and Steel , said it will cut prices of its main products by around 4 percent in July. Baosteel´s pricing moves are seen as a bellwether.
LOWER oil prices this month have lessened the pain for struggling Chinese airlines, but a slowing domestic economy and a darkening outlook for consumers worried about Europe´s debt crisis pose risks outside their control, industry executives said this week. Company leaders attending the International Air Transport Association (IATA) meeting in Beijing said they have renewed concerns ...
INDIA´S industrial output grew just 0.1 percent in April year-on-year, official data showed on Tuesday, adding to concerns about the economy and raising the chances of an interest rate cut next week. The manufacturing sector, which accounts for three-quarters of the industrial production index, expanded a weakerthan- expected 0.1 percent, while production of capital goods, a key indicator of investment, shrank 16.3 percent. "Frankly speaking I am ...
THECzech Republic kept alive their hopes of reaching the Euro 2012 quarter-finals as they beat Greece 2-1 in their Group A clash here on Tuesday. Victory not only took the Czechs onto three points with a game to come against cohosts Poland but was also revenge for their defeat by the Greeks in the Euro 2004 semifinals. The Greeks - who went on to win the Euro 2004 title - are stuck on just a point with Russia, who beat the Czechs 4- 1 in their opener, to come...
ALCOHOL use has been ruled out as the cause of a one-vehicle accident from which global sprint star Usain Bolt walked away uninjured, Jamaican police have revealed. However officers say they are still waiting to hear from the triple Olympic sprint champion after he provided a "sketchy" statement following Sunday´s accident, which damaged the front of Bolt´s BMW sports car. Jamaica´s top traffic officer Senior Superintendent Radcliff Lewis was quoted in media.
THOUSANDS of ecstatic Ukrainians yelled, sobbed, danced and jumped for joy into the early hours of Tuesday in Kiev after the co-hosts beat Sweden in its opening football match of Euro 2012. Ukraine´s veteran striker Andrei Shevchenko was the hero of the hour and a half after scoring both their goals in the 2-1 victory. The win puts Ukraine top their table after the other group match between France and England ended in a 1-1 draw. "We won!" shouted ...
I DIDN´T actually decide to do the whole room at first," said Shantell Martin, contemplating the freestyle line drawings that cover all four walls and the ceiling of the room she rents in Brooklyn. Initially, she said, she planned to limit herself to part of one wall, a section under a chest-high, black-slate mantel, where there might once have been a fireplace. It was ideal, she decided, because it was self-contained, like a frame. "I thought maybe that would just be enough," ...
EMMA Stone will soon make her mark in the superhero film history, playing Gwen Stacy alongside Andrew Garfield´s Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Marc Webb´s upcoming, The Amazing Spider-Man. While many actresses would leap at the chance to play the mega role, Emma was initially hesitant to sign on, but found strength in the words of another blockbuster newcomer, Jennifer Lawrence. "I love Jennifer Lawrence and I watched a lot of her interviews for ...
ACTOR Omi Vaidya, popularly known as Chatur of 3 Idiots, is set to wield the megaphone for a psychological thriller and says he may act in it. "I am directing a p s y c h o l o g i c a l thriller and it´s very different from what I have done so far. It´s very exciting but I can´t tell you anything about it because I don´t want to give it (concept) away," Omi said. Omi refuses to reveal details, but says it will have some known names in the cast. "It is going to be an Indie film and ...
QATAR held fancied Iran to a goalless
draw to walk away with a
point in their Asian qualifier at the
Azadi Stadium on Tuesday.
After a 4-1 thrashing by South
Korea in Doha last week, Qatar
put a great deal of effort into their
defence to frustrate the hosts, who
have qualified for three World
Cups, in front of a packed crowd
at Iran’s famous stadium.
A JOINT venture between Jordan
Energy Resources Incorporated
and French nuclear giant Areva
said on Tuesday it has discovered
more than 20,000 tonnes of uranium
in the Middle East kingdom.
The Jordanian French Uranium
Mining Company said 12,300
tonnes of uranium had been found
in central Jordan last year, and
now “the overall uranium potential
on the licensed 70 square-kilometre
(27 square miles) area exceeds