AS the world economy teeters
again, pressure is mounting on
central banks to reopen their
spigots, make it even cheaper
for companies and households
to borrow money, and prop up commercial
banks to prevent another financial
crisis. On Wednesday, the Federal ...
LET'S talk privatisation. I
know this is not a thrilling
topic. I recently wrote a
book in which I tried to
juice up the subject by suggesting
that readers might want to
imagine a privatizer as a cross
between a pirate and a sanitizer -
EVEN though the one-week-old
notice stuck on the barricade on
way to the City Center says it will
remain closed till further notice, a
security official told Qatar
Tribune on Saturday that the mall
might reopen on Monday.
"It is being ...
SPAIN moved a step closer to an unprecedented treble of consecutive major international honours by beating France 2-0 in Donetsk on Saturday to reach the Euro 2012 semi-finals. Goals in each half from ...
FOUR years ago, Bristol Palin was a teenager living in Alaska, a state filled with reindeers and gorgeousyet- dangerous nature that gets 19 hours of sunlight in midsummer. She thrust onto the US national stage to symbolise hot-button ...
IN preparation for the new season of the Schools Olympic Program (SOP), the Organising Committee met recently to discuss the launching of the programme´s sixth year this September. The school year 2012-2013 will see the programme explore the theme ´Sports and Investment´. The SOP is held annually as a collaborative effort of the Olympic Committee, Supreme Education Council, Qatar School Sport Association and Qatar Paralympics Committee...
QTEL is looking for volunteers for an ambitious initiative to improve living conditions in underprivileged households with its new Refaq programme. The programme will bring together Qtel employees and volunteers to provide invaluable support for up to 50 households that have been identified through extensive field research. It will start in June and run until the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The project aims to assess homes that are ...
ABOUT 70 Qatari students from different universities in Qatar and abroad attended the Qatar Petroleum´s (QP) induction ceremony on Thursday for its summer internship programme, scheduled to begin on Sunday. All the participating students are under QP scholarships and they are pursuing various courses in their respective universities. The internship programme will end on July 19. The occasion was attended by senior officials from the corporate training ...
A US judge on Friday ruled that Apple Inc cannot pursue an injunction against Google´s Motorola Mobility unit, effectively ending a key case for the iPhone maker in the smartphone patent wars. The ruling came from Judge Richard Posner in Chicago federal court. He dismissed the litigation between Apple and Motorola Mobility with prejudice, meaning it can´t be refiled. The ruling is a blow for Apple, which had hoped a decisive ruling against Motorola ...
BRAZIL´S state-led oil company Petrobras said on Friday it will raise gasoline and diesel prices for the first time since 2006, a move aimed at ending refining losses and paying for the world´s largest corporate spending plan. Petrobras will raise the wholesale price of gasoline by 7.83 percent and diesel by 3.94 percent effective June 25, the Rio de Janeiro-based company said in a statement sent...
GREECE´S new coalition government will seek to stem layoffs and extend by two years the application period of a tough recovery plan imposed in return for EUIMF loans, an official document said on Saturday. The policy document released by the conservativeled coalition government said an upcoming effort to "revise" Greece´s EU-IMF bailout deal in talks with creditors includes "the extension of the fiscal adjustment by at least two years" to 2016. The aim would...
KUMAR Sangakkara was stranded on an unbeaten 199 even as Sri Lanka took charge of the first cricket Test against Pakistan in Galle on Saturday. The left-hander´s monumental nine-hour effort saw the hosts recover from 335-5 in the morning session to post 472 in their first innings on the second day. Pakistan were tottering at 48 for five in reply at stumps with seamer Nuwan Kulasekara and off-spinner Suraj Randiv both taking two wickets each off ...
ROGER Federer insists he is still hungry enough for grand slam glory and will do whatever it takes to break Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal´s grip on the top prizes. For years, Federer reigned supreme at Wimbledon, winning the grass-court grand slam six times, while also enjoying huge success at most of the other major events. The Swiss star amassed a record 16 grand slam crowns and occupied.
ENGLAND will attempt to reach the last four of a major tournament for the first time in 16 years on Sunday as they face Italy in a heavyweight Euro 2012 quarter-final collision. The burgeoning confidence within Roy Hodgson´s youthful squad is tempered by the knowledge that England have rarely progressed beyond the last eight of major tournaments, with three quarterfinal exits in ...
SLAMMING doors, shouting and stony silences between mom and dad can really scar kids emotionally, new research suggests. Kindergarteners whose parents fought with each other frequently and harshly were more likely to grow into emotionally insecure older children who struggled with depression, anxiety and behaviour issues by 7th grade, the study authors found. And yet, the researchers said, not all conflict was troublesome to children. If parents refrained ...
TOUGH times at sea b r o u g h t O l i v i a Wilde and Jason Sudeikis c l o s e r together. Wilde, 28, opened up about her disastrous first vacation with her love of six months, 36, during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on June 18. "We fancy ourselves athletic people, so we were in Jamaica and we thought, ´We don´t just sit on the beach all the time. We´ll go kayaking.´ I´d seen kayaking.
THE shooting of Vidya Balan- Emraan Hashmi starrer Ghanchakkar has been advanced by a month, and director Rajkumar Gupta´s excitement knows no bounds. He will finally be able to realise his wish of capturing the two actors romancing in the Mumbai monsoon. Initially, the shooting was supposed to begin in September, and Gupta´s desire to drench his star pair in the monsoon rains ...
SYRIAN President Bashar al Assad
issued a decree forming a new
government on Saturday, but it will
be headed by a key loyalist and
the foreign, defence and interior
ministers kept their jobs. Syria’s
new government is headed by Riad
Farid Hijab, a former agriculture
minister and a loyalist member of
the ruling Baath Party.
EGYPT will release official results
of the divisive presidential elections
on Sunday, the country’s top
poll official said. The poll panel
postponed announcing official
results that were scheduled to be
announced on Thursday, leading
to speculation that the military
was holding results hostage to bargain
deals with the Brotherhood
on the distribution of power.