NOTHING better expresses
the profound and deeply sentimental
exists across large swathes of
Britain than the seven years
of moaning, pessimism and invective
that has preceded these Olympic
AFEW weeks ago, Peggy
Noonan wrote a column in
The Wall Street Journal
that perfectly captures my
attitude toward this presidential
campaign: It's incredibly
consequential and incredibly boring
all at the same time...
CHAIRPERSON of the Qatar
Foundation for Education, Science
and Community Development (QF)
Her Highness Sheikha Moza on
Monday called upon the global
healthcare community to build a
common front in tackling health
issues in ...
THE Qatar Organ Donor Center, which will be responsible for the management and distribution of the organs donated for patients in need of organ transplant in the country, is set to open this year, said...
THE Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) on Wednesday announced that its net profit in the first half of 2012 declined 11 percent at QR 302. 8 million, compared to the net profit of QR341.9 million in the same period...
AMERICAN Nathan Adrian edged James Magnussen by a fingertip to win the Olympic 100m freestyle swimming gold Wednesday, just one of the thrillers on a night that saw two world records fall. Adrian clocked 47.52sec, beating the Australian ...
WHAT does it take to be an actress? Kathleen Turner, a former Oscar nominee and two-time Tony nominee, ought to know. "Having stamina and being willing to make an ass of yourself," she says. "A sense of humour helps." ...
MOWASALAT, Qatar´s public transport company, has launched two single use tariff cards. The new smart cards called ´Smartcard 24 Hours Limited´ and ´Smartcard 24 Hours Unlimited´ are available at QR10 and QR20 respectively and are valid for 24 hours. The new cards will be available in all major shopping malls and 71 Mowasalat partner merchants across the country. Mowasalat is also offering commuters a QR10 bonus when they top up their existing ...
THE Aspire Zone Ramadan Sports Festival (RSF) Women´s Volleyball competition came to a close on Monday with Team Aktor clinching the top spot. The nail-biting final match took place between Team Aktor and ILoveQatar. The two teams were evenly matched and kept the spectators on the edge of their seats throughout the game. Team Aktor´s Ruby Jane Villareyes felt relieved with the first place result. "We are happy and it´s great to see how our hard work ...
MINISTER of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP) Dr Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada attended as the special guest at the Annual Iftar 2012 organised by QP´s Dukhan Operations, recently. The event, which was held at the Dukhan Recreation Club, was attended by many senior QP officials, including Saad Sherida al Kaabi, QP board member and director Oil & Gas Ventures; and Said Mubarak al Mohannadi, director operations.
DURING a demonstration flight of Boeing´s new 787 high above the United Arab Emirates this summer, one of the plane-maker´s representatives jokingly asked an Etihad Airways executive what was next on the airline´s shopping list. It wasn´t planes he was talking about, but chunks of other airlines. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has snapped up stakes in four different carriers just since December, prompting speculation in aviation circles of more deals to come. Etihad is ...
ITALIAN oil and gas group Eni said on Wednesday it had made a "new and important"natural gas discovery at its bumper Mamba field off Mozambique. State-controlled Eni, the world´s sixth-biggestinternational oil group, also said it expected output for the year to increase but only thanks to a recovery of production in Libya which is expected to return to pre-war levels by year end. Libya, which...
THE eurozone´s manufacturing sector stumbled deeper into recession in July with a plunge in both output and new orders resulting in the 11th consecutive monthly contraction in industry, a key survey released on Wednesday showed. The London-based Markit research group said the final reading of its Purchasing Managers´ Index (PMI) for the 17-member eurozone´s manufacturing sector fell to 44 ...
TOUR de France champion Bradley Wiggins of Britain bagged the fourth Olympic gold medal of his career on Wednesday after blitzing his rivals to win the men´s road race time trial. Germany´s reigning world champion Tony Martin finished second to take the silver with Britain´s Chris Froome in third taking the bronze. Wiggins, crowned Britain´s first yellow jersey champion 10 days ago, crossed in 50min 39sec for the 44 km race against the ...
BRAZIL´S 1-0 loss to host Britain on Tuesday left it with a tough Olympic quarterfinal match against world champion Japan, while France will face Sweden in the women´s football tournament in a rematch of the third-place match at the last World Cup. The United States beat North Korea 1-0 to finish top of Group G with nine points and will play New Zealand in its last-eight match after the Kiwis beat Cameroon 3-1 to advance. The US and ...
THE euphoria of winning an Olympic medal has not sunk in yet for shooter Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah. One day after winning the skeet bronze medal in the London Olympic Games via thrilling tie-breaker, the Qatari sports star said he hasn´t been able to soak the sense or joy of achievement fully as yet. "My phone has been ringing constantly ever since I got my dream medal on Monday. I´ve been getting the calls from my well-wishers and supporters from all over the world.
ALL superstars have massive fan following among the youth. However, there are some actors who are ladies´ favourite. India´s first superstar Rajesh Khanna was perhaps the first ladies´ favourite star. He was the first Indian film star whose mere glimpse had women swoon. His fleshy, resonant voice coupled with a quiet and mellow style of dialogue delivery could have any woman fall for him. His characteristic smile accompanied by winking, unique dance ...
BIPASHA BASU, who has posed in itsy-bitsy clothes for a bold poster of Raaz 3, says she had no reason to hire a body double for the shoot as she is comfortable with her toned body. "I have always been comfortable in my skin and never been conscious of my body," Bipasha said in a press statement. According to insiders, producers were reluctant to approach Bipasha for the shoot, given its controversial nature ...
BOLLYWOOD´S famed Bachchan family is under constant media scrutiny with rumours finding their way in print almost each day, but Abhishek Bachchan says its better to keep mum than issuing clarifications. "What is the use of clarifying things? The media will write what they want to. They write something and then I react... I don´t see any point in that," Abhishek said."I don´t think people even care what I think, that is why I don´t say much," he added ...
THE Qatar Insurance Company
(QIC) on Wednesday announced
that its net profit in the first half of
2012 declined 11 percent at
QR302. 8 million, compared to the
net profit of QR341.9 million in the
same period a year ago. The company’s
gross premium for the period
was QR1.469 billion.
THE Qatar Organ Donor Center,
which will be responsible for the
management and distribution of
the organs donated for patients in
need of organ transplant in the
country, is set to open this year,
said Dr Yousef al Maslamani,
head of Organ Transplant
Committee at the HMC. The centre
will also promote the culture of
organ donation among residents
through awareness campaigns and