THE finish line is in sight. After
two weeks of exertion, of triumph
and dejection, of glittering victory
and head-down defeat that have
been the focus not just of British
attention but of the gaze of the entire
world, the London Olympics of 2012
will soon be over - and the reflection ...
ABIG mismatch exists today
between how US CEOs look
at the world and how many
American politicians and
parents look at the world -
and it may be preventing us from
taking our education challenge as
seriously as we must.
For many politicians, "outsourcing"
TWIN devastating earthquakes
in northwest Iran on
Saturday killed around 180
people and injured hundreds,
according to varying tolls
given by government officials
to the Fars news agency.
A deputy interior minister ...
QATAR is keen to invest in Egypt in a number of projects and will send a business delegation there in September to explore the opportunities. Qatar would deposit $2 billion in the Central Bank of Egypt. This was announced in Cairo.
OLYMPIC sprint champion Usain Bolt ended his London Games in a blaze of glory on Saturday with a third gold and a world record as he anchored Jamaica to victory in a blistering men's 4x100 metres final in 36.84 seconds. It was the same ...
WHEN Mary McDonnell first appeared on The Closer three years ago, her character, Captain Sharon Raydor of Internal Affairs, had one simple job - and it wasn't a nice one. "My sole purpose was to be a thorn in Brenda Leigh...
DOHA Bank has launched its ´Go for Gold´ campaign which provides opportunity of buying gold bars from the bank for those looking to purchase the purest gold bars, in flexible denominations of five grammes up to one kilogramme at the most competitive price. The campaign is also an opportunity to preserve wealth against unsecured political and economic conditions and the prevailing inflation in the markets. Corporate customers and ...
MALL-GOERS of all ages and backgrounds lined up at Qtel´s Alkhair wall at Landmark on Friday. The event included writing words and drawing pictures on stickers which were placed on the wall in an "inspiring gesture". "The spirit of Ramadan was on full display tonight, as everyone came together to share positive actions and ideas for helping others," said Mustafa al Qatami, director of Branding and Corporate Communications for Qtel. Describing...
AFTER entertaining spectators and athletes for nearly two weeks, the highly-competitive Ramadan Sports Festival (RSF) by Aspire Zone Foundation drew curtains recently with its final sporting leg — the football tournament. The action-packed match was won by Al Andalus which beat Al Wadi 2-0, as teams Nojoum Samba and Al Rayan secured third and fourth places, respectively. The men´s.
CHESAPEAKE Energy´s planned sale of its oil and gas properties in Michigan likely will bring in less cash for operations or even be stymied completely because of probes into how it got the properties in the first place, some analysts say. And any fines that might result from the investigations could conceivably wipe out Chesapeake´s investment in the state. Chesapeake on Thursday said it is the subject of a Justice Department investigation into possible ...
A SLEW of gloomy economic reports from Asian nations show that Europe´s debt crisis and the broader global downturn are taking a growing toll on the region even as governments respond with extra spending and lower lending rates. Hong Kong and Singapore, both Asian financial centres that are highly exposed to global trade, reported weak second quarter GDP on Friday, the same day that figures ...
YAHOO Inc board member and activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb was supportive of the decision allowing Chief Executive Marissa Mayer to re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets for selling a portion of its Alibaba Group stake, according to a source familiar with the board´s thinking. Yahoo said on Thursday it might rethink its previously announced plans to return the multibillion dollar cash windfall to shareholders. Shares of Yahoo were down 5.8 percent.
AUSTRALIA´S men won the hockey bronze on Saturday, beating Britain 3-1 after dominating the second half to make it a sixth consecutive Olympics at which they have won a medal. Australia, touted before the tournament as favourites for gold, recovered from the disappointment of losing the lead and ultimately the semifinal against Germany in the last 15 minutes of their match on Thursday. That close loss contrasted with Britain, who suffered a 9-2 drubbing in their...
WHEN LENNOX Lewis tells a heavyweight British boxer to do something, that boxer usually listens. Anthony Joshua paid attention to Lewis´ instructions, and it earned him a place in a goldmedal match at the Olympic boxing tournament. Joshua rallied impressively in the third round to beat Kazakhstan´s 2.05-meter (6 foot 9) Ivan Dychko, closing the evening session of semifinal bouts with style in front of a frenzied home crowd. Joshua showed off a steady jab...
RUSSIA´S Sergey Kirdyapkin won the 50km race walk on Saturday in record time after one of the London Olympics´ most punishing events which left several athletes collapsed in exhaustion at the finish. Under hot sun in the British capital, the two-time world champion, 32, timed an Olympic record of 3hrs 35min 59sec to beat Australia´s Jared Tallent, who took a second successive silver, by 54sec...
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 ...
AT least 52 people, including 18
women and two children, were on
Saturday killed and 46 others
injured when an overcrowded private
bus veered off the road and
fell into a gorge in north Indian
state Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba
district. The mishap took place
near Rajera, near Chamba.
SYRIAN and Jordanian forces
clashed along the border overnight
on Saturday in an incident that
highlighted international concerns
that the civil war in Syria could
ignite a wider regional conflict.
US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton stepped up efforts to tackle
the worsening Syria crisis on
Saturday when she arrived in