KAISER Bill would approve. A
hundred years after he tried
and failed, his heirs - a woman
on top - have achieved mastery
over Europe. And without firing
a single shot - what an irony. Those nice
pacifist Germans who refused to bomb
Libya and to join the war ...
OVER the past few days, The
New York Times has published
reports about New Jersey's
system of halfway houses - privately
run adjuncts to the regular system
The series is a model of investigative
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad
bin Khalifa al Thani on Sunday congratulated
Mohamed Morsi on winning the
presidential elections in Egypt. The
Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent His
Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad...
DISCOVERING Mimi Weddell, the gauntly stylish actress who, at 90, was the subject of a 2009 documentary, was a turning point for Ari Seth Cohen. Cohen, a 20-something photographer living in Seattle at the time, quickly decamped.
KARWA Transportation Training and Development Centre (KTTDC), a division of Mowasalat, the sole public transportation company in Qatar has announced a special offer for driving courses. As per the restructured feestructure the people who join in KTTDC for driver´s training courses will get special discount in fee from July. Talking to Qatar Tribune, a Mowasalat official said ...
HAMAD Medical Corporation (HMC) was honoured with an award at a recent international scientific meet for achieving the status of ´Best Recruitment Centre´ among more than 100 centres worldwide participating in a multi-centre international research project. The award was given at the Twin Birth Study International Collaborator´s meeting in Toronto, Canada recently. The meeting was attended by principal investigators and trial coordinators from the 20 ...
THE Middle East International School (MIS) graduated its senior class of 2012, consisting of 24 students from various nationalities, on Saturday. The graduates will join universities including the Georgetown University, Mississippi State University, Carnegie Mellon and Qatar University. Certificates were distributed by the school´s Principal Dr Theodore Josiha Haig and Vice-Principal Dee Morris. The school´s Chairman Salem Rashid al Mohanadi was also present...
WITH the arrival of an overnight flight from London this week, Las Vegas will mark the opening of a $2.4 billion airport terminal that officials say could help lift the southern Nevada economy from the depths of the Great Recession. Some are crediting McCarran International Airport planners with foresight for giving a go-ahead in 2008 for a project that airport chief Randall Walker now calls crucial to serving ...
VENEZUELAN state oil giant PDVSA has had to buy dozens of extra fuel cargoes from countries as far away as Estonia and Saudi Arabia to keep up its side of a 2008 oil supply deal with leftist ally Ecuador, according to traders and sales documents. In an examination of shipping data that highlights the practical risks of political trade deals, Reuters found that half the fuel Venezuela sent to Ecuador.
ARGENTINES are on edge since the government imposed draconian measures to control money changers. The measure has complicated their compulsive buying of dollars which, alongside football, is a national pass-time. So-called cellars, the few places where US dollars can still be illegally bought, have sprung up in the capital, but the greenback in these places is now sold at a premium — up to six pesos ...
SRI Lanka turned the screws on Pakistan in the first Test in Galle after battering the tourists with both bat and ball on the third day on Sunday. Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 100 in the first innings in reply to their own 472, with off-spinner Suraj Randiv grabbing 4-13 and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath taking 3-30. The hosts surprisingly declined to enforce a follow-on despite a substantial lead of 372 runs and made 137-5 in their second knock when skipper Mahela.
FOR almost a decade it seemed Roger Federer was guest of honour on finals day at nearly every grand slam event but over the past 12 months Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal have conspired to strike him off the guest list. Between winning his first major at Wimbledon in 2003 and a record 16th slam at the Australian Open in 2010, Federer failed to reach the showpiece match in one of the big four tournaments just five times and contested an astonishing 22 finals. So regular ...
DELIGHT and satisfaction was the order of the day throughout Spain on Sunday as a result of Saturday´s 2-0 defeat of dull France in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012. It was the first time ever that Spain had beaten its northern neighbours in a competitive match, at the seventh attempt, and sets them up for a semi-final clash against its other neighbours Portugal on Wednesday. "The End Of The French Curse" was one of the headlines in sports daily Marca, which ...
KIT Currie recently showed a visitor around the Manhattan apartment she has lived in since the late 1970s. There are lots of books, probably because Currie, who is 86 and was born in England, spent more than 40 years working for rare book dealers like Bertram Rota in London, Dawson´s in Los Angeles and HP Kraus in New York. She also has dozens of origami boxes on display – some of the pieces she has made over the years. It was at Dawson´s, where she ultimately ...
JOE Manganiello is single . . . and happily so! The Magic Mike stud, 35, was first linked to Demi Moore, 49, in early June after witnesses spotted them chatting and during the That´s My Boy after party in LA But in an interview on Ryan Seacrest´s KIIS-FM radio show Manganiello assured women everywhere that "there is 100 percent zero truth" to relationship rumours. Moore split with Ashton Kutcher, 34, in November 2011 after six years of marriage; he ...
DIRECTOR Abhishek Choubey is said to have asked actress Kangana Ranaut to brush up her dancing skills as they gear up to start shooting for Dedh Ishqiya with dancing diva Madhuri Dixit. Both the actresses will be seen matching steps in plenty of dance sequences in the film. Dedh Ishqiya is the sequel to 2010 film Ishqiya, which featured Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan. While ...
THE World Innovation Summit for
Education (WISE) has announced
a seven-member jury that will
select the final six projects for the
2012 WISE Awards. Besides
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
President and WISE Chairman
Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali al Thani,
the jury will comprise six other
NATO leaders will meet this week
to discuss how and whether to
respond to Syria’s downing of a
Turkish jet in what Turkey insists
was international airspace. The
jet’s wreckage was found in the
Mediterranean at a depth of
4,265 feet Turkey’s state-run
Anadolu Agency said on Sunday.