THE facts have changed, now we
must change too. For the past 10
years an unlikely coalition of
geologists, oil drillers, bankers,
military strategists and environmentalists
has been warning that peak
oil - the decline of global supplies - is
just around the corner. We had some
strong reasons for doing.
MAYBE Sarah Palin was
right. In the HBO movie
Game Change, about
the 2008 campaign,
John McCain's strategist
Steve Schmidt was appaled
when he realised that their vice
presidential pick thought Queen
Elizabeth, rather than the prime
PRIME Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin
Jabor al Thani inaugurated the Shard
Tower in London on Thursday.
The opening ceremony was attended by
the Duke of York Prince Andrew and
Mayor of London Boris.
SERENA Williams had an ace up her sleeve on Centre Court, and she used it a Wimbledon-record 24 times. The 13-time Grand Slam champion reached her seventh Wimbledon final on Thursday, smacking 24 aces.
THAT'S Andrew Garfield's face plastered on billboards, on buses and on subway posters all around the world. That's his visage on action figures and in video games and cereal boxes. Really, the 28- year-old Brit, who plays the quintessential .
THE Pearl-Qatar has recently conducted training sessions for staff in the use of a hi-tech mobile water supply system as part of its commitment to safety and security on the island. High ranking officials from the Civil Defense authority took part in the training sessions with team members from Glitter and The Shield, both fully owned subsidiaries of United Development Company (UDC), developer of The Pearl. The island´s health, safety and environment (HSE)...
´FROM Katara with Love´, the three-day event aimed at promoting Qatari arts and crafts while contributing half of net earnings to local charity, ended on Saturday. Speaking with Qatar Tribune, Al Jazi Hassan, Katara marketing and international affairs coordinator, noted that "its a fundraising event by different Qatari talents, and that´s why its called ´From Katara With Love´". The word Katara was used to refer to Qatar hundreds of years ago. "Exhibitors here...
MAHINDRA Satyam, an Indian IT services providing company, opened its new premises in the West Bay area of Doha on Thursday. Rohit Gandhi, senior vice-president of Mahindra Satyam for Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa, S Sankara Raman, senior vice-president and head of India, Middle East and Africa, Bobby Gupta vice-president and head of Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, and Sudhir Yannawar, regional manager, cut the ribbon to ...
CREDIT rating agencies turned up the heat on Barclays Plc, threatening to lower its credit ratings on concerns over who will run the bank following the departure of Chief Executive Bob Diamond and an uncertain strategy. Barclays is in turmoil following an interest rate-rigging scandal that led to the departures of Diamond and Chief Operating Officer Jerry del Missier on Tuesday and is under pressure from politicians and regulators to change its culture, possibly ...
CHINA´S central bank cut interest rates for the second time in two months on Thursday to bolster an economy widely expected to record its sixth successive slide in growth in April-June. China announced the rate cut as the Bank of England launched a third round of monetary stimulus and the European Central Bank cuts its main interest rate. Policymakers globally are trying to combat the ...
SHARES in Volkswagen jumped on Thursday after its agreement to buy the remaining half of sports car maker Porsche, which will end a protracted takeover struggle that sparked high-profile family feuds and investor lawsuits. VW shares rose 5.3 percent and Porsche SE holding company stock was also up 1.3 percent as of 4.55 a.m. EDT, after the companies announced late on Wednesday that VW would pay 4.46 billon euros ($5.9 billion) in cash and...
USAIN Bolt withdrew from his final race before the Olympics on Thursday with what his coach called a "slight" injury problem following the Jamaican trials. Bolt was scheduled to run the 200 meters at the Monaco Diamond League meet on July 20, but pulled out to have treatment ahead of the London Games. Bolt said the withdrawal would not keep him from coming to London to defend his titles. The Olympic champion and world record-holder in the 100 and 200 meters...
BRAZILIAN club Corinthians finally won its first Copa Libertadores title on Wednesday, beating six-time champion Boca Juniors 2-0 to win the final 3-1 on aggregate. Emerson opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a shot from close range after a free kick cross into the Boca Juniors area, then sealed the victory in a breakaway in the 72nd, sending a low shot into the far corner. Corinthians won the title unbeaten over 14 matches of Latin America´s main club ...
DAVID Beckham´s shock absence from the Olympic football tournament has provoked a storm of controversy, but Stuart Pearce´s decision to axe the aging star means the young prodigies of Brazil, Spain and Britain will take their rightful place in the spotlight. Beckham was widely expected to make Great Britain´s final squad as one of three over-age players, but the former Manchester United and Real Madrid icon last week received an unwanted call from coach ...
IF one is inspired by a movie, its rights should be bought to make one´s own version, actor Ajay Devgn suggests, adding this is akin to paying a tribute to that work. Hrishikesh Mukherjee´s Gol Maal inspires his forthcoming film Bol Bachchan, which he has co-produced with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. "A lot of people told us that we didn´t need to buy the rights. But ideally, if a film ...
IF Vidya Balan gained 12 kg to play southern sex siren in The Dirty Picture, Pakistani actress Veena Malik claims she has put on 5 kg for the Kannada version of the film and that her dialogues have not been dubbed. "I had to put on five kg for the role because the script demanded so. Size zero does not exist´s in the south. I was 48 kgs, now I am 53 kg. Fourty per cent of the shooting has been completed,"...
PRACHI Desai is one of the few outsiders who have managed to make it big in filmdom. But the actress, who hopes to do 25 films in future, says it is not easy for outsiders to get a break in Bollywood. "I feel that the industry can be unfair sometimes. When you are an outsider, people don´t take you seriously. I personally think you need an extreme push for people to promote you and bring you to a certain level," the 23-year-old said. The young actress, who started ...
QATAR is planning to issue Islamic
bonds, or sukuk, for the first time in
nearly a decade, as it seeks to take
advantage of global demand for safe
havens and sharia-compliant assets
amid market uncertainty. Qatar has
mandated banks for investor meetings
in Kuala Lumpur and
Singapore starting on July 9, arranging
banks said on Thursday.
KUWAIT’S ruler reappointed the
nation’s former prime minister on
Thursday just days after his resignation,
a step toward formation of a
new government that could at least
temporary sideline opposition
Islamists. The Kuwait News Agency
said the decree by the Emir, Sheikh
Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah, also calls
for reinstated Prime Minister Sheikh
Jaber al Hamad al Sabah to designate
members of his Cabinet.