DURING the dog days of last
summer's debt ceiling negotiations,
with Washington gridlocked
and the president's
approval ratings slumping, a
narrative coalesced among disappointed
liberals. President Barack Obama
was failing ...
WE are in the midst of a
natural gas revolution in
America that is a potential
game changer for
the economy, environment
and our national security - if
we do it right.
The enormous stores of natural
gas that have been locked away ...
WHILE the impending reopening
of Villaggio Mall is yet to be confirmed
by the management, the
news, reported in a section of the
media, has stirred mixed feelings
among the people.
Almost everyone said they...
VETERAN Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic was in a sea of tears after a second hurdles title while Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva danced and smiled even though she had to be content with bronze in her Olympic ...
"CHILDHOOD, it is often said, is a recent invention. Children used to be treated as small adults to be put to work as soon as possible. Education meant discipline and punishment. Then came the 20th century and the idea ...
QTEL Group companies across Asia and the Arab World are connecting with their respective communities with a range of social and charitable programmes to celebrate the holy month of Ranadan. The group´s activities provide a platform that enables customers to make positive contributions to their community. Qtel Group Chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud al Thani said, "Ramadan ...
CARNEGIE Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) recently guided 54 high school juniors and seniors through a crash course in the academic rigour that will be expected of them at a top university. Over three weeks, the Summer College Preview Programme (SCPP) prepared students for the college admissions process, strengthened their standardised testtaking abilities, exposed them to collegiate-level courses ...
MORE than 100 orphans were able to enjoy a special iftar organised for them by Qatar Airways, as part of the holy month of Ramadan celebrations. The event, organised by Qatar Airways´ Doha Sales Department, in conjunction with Qatar Charity, aimed to provide the children with an unforgettable evening of entertainment and loving hospitality. The children were accompanied by family members or friends who also enjoyed activities such as henna drawing ...
THE Indian rupee rose to near a one-week high on Monday, catching up to a global risk rally following improving US jobs data, while a promise from the finance minister to unveil fiscal consolidation steps sparked cautious hope. While the rupee will continue to take cues from global risk sentiment, investors will closely watch how the government tackles needed fiscal measures such as raising diesel prices or attracting foreign investment. Recently ...
Cnooc, China´s largest offshore oil producer, has signed a deal to spend 9.93 billion yuan ($1.56 billion) to explore for coalbed methane (CBM) in China over the next five years as part of a 30-year agreement. A deal on the project was signed between Cnooc and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation, which is half owned by Cnooc´s parent, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, and half owned by China National Coal Group Corp, Cnooc said in a filing with ...
BEST Buy Co Inc founder and former Chairman Richard Schulze offered to take the struggling electronics retailer private on Monday in a deal that values the company at between$8.16 billion to $8.84 billion. Schulze, who owns 20.1 percent of the company´s stock, said he would offer to buy the shares he does not already own for $24 to $26 each. Schulze said he has held talks with top private equity firms, but did not name them. The offer represents a premium...
MC Mary Kom punched her way into the women´s boxing semi-finals at the Olympic Games to ensure India of at least a bronze medal while Vikas Gowda joined a select group of the country´s track and field athletes by entering the finals of men´s discus throw on Monday. "Magnificent Mary", the epithet given to the Manipuri mother of twin boys, fought her way past a hapless Tunisian opponent Maroua Rahali to score an emphatic 15-6 verdict in the ...
ALGERIAN medal contender Taoufik Makhloufi was reinstated in the final of the 1,500 metres on Monday, hours after being thrown out of the London Olympics for not trying in his 800m heat. Makhloufi lined up at the start of heat five at the Olympic Stadium on Monday morning but stopped at the end of the backstraight and wandered across the infield past the pole vault area. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) referee subsequently.
Usain Bolt raced to a repeat in the Olympic 100m and told compatriot and training partner Yohan "The Beast" Blake to forget about an upset in the 200m. The 25-year-old Bolt - world record holder in both the 100m and 200m - wants to retain the 200 title he won in Beijing, believing a second Olympic sprint double will seal his status as a Games legend. Bolt´s confidence was shaken by defeats at the hands of 22-year-old Blake, who won the world 100m title last...
SONAKSHI Sinha feels its not right to call her latest song Go go Govinda an item number. It is a song with a difference, says the actress, who shares screen space with ace choreographer Prabhu Deva in the number. "The term ´item song´ is used very loosely today. Any solo number is termed as an item song. This is a good song with Prabhu, and is very different from other item numbers," Sonakshi said here on the sidelines of a promotional event ...
ACTOR Abhishek Bachchan, whose film Bol Bachchan has entered the Rs100 crore club, says the figure has become new age Bollywood´s ´silver jubilee´ landmark. The actor says there is no Rs100 crore "club". "I´ve just asked my team to find the address of where the Rs100 crore club is because I would like to have a cup of coffee there sometime. There is no such club," said Abhishek. "It´s ...
POPULAR Punjabi singer Mika says he is set to feature in a film titled Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaye, which will also star singer Shaan. "My friend Sunil Agnihotri (director) is making a film in which he had cast Shaan. Later, (production banner) Tseries said ´If you club Shaan and Mika, it would be great.´ So we are doing a movie," Mika said. "I am happy that someone thought that I can work in their film. The name of the film is very funny," he added ...
NASA opened a new chapter in the
history of interplanetary exploration
on Monday when its $2.5 billion
nuclear-powered robot Curiosity
beamed back pictures from the
surface of Mars. The lab is the
largest rover ever sent to Mars and
its high-speed landing was the
most daring to date.
MAWASHI, Qatar’s leading livestock
company, announced on
Monday that it posted a net profit
of QR41,000,004 in the first half
of 2012. Mawashi Managing
Director Ahmad Nasser Sraiya al
Kaabi said that the company witnessed
an increase of 125 percent
in profits over the same period in