I DON'T blame Mo Farah, Pele and
Haile Gebrselassie, who lined up,
all hugs and smiles, outside
Downing Street for a photocall at
David Cameron's hunger summit.
Perhaps they were unaware of the way
in which they were being used to promote
I'D been wondering how long it
would take Republicans to
realise that Paul Ryan is their
guy. He's the cutest package
that cruelty ever came in. He
has a winning air of sad cheerfulness.
He's affable, clean-cut and
really cut, with the Irish altar-boy....
PRESIDENT Bashar al Assad's
feared brother Maher lost a leg in
a bomb attack on the Syrian
leader's security cabinet a month
ago, sources said on Thursday, in a
severe blow to one of the main
military commanders ...
WITH a plan to deposit $2 billion in Egypt's central bank, Qatar is becoming one of the top financial backers of the struggling country as it signals an intention to play a big role in rebuilding North African economies after ...
A BATTLING half-century from JP Duminy and a Test best 46 not out from tailender Vernon Philander led South Africa's fightback as they closed on 262 for seven on the first day of the third and final test on Thursday. Play ended ...
IN both cases, they are dressed to match the hour: glowing whites and pastels for the twilight, and black tie for the thick of night. That's how we first and last see the would-be lovers of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's ...
PEOPLE living with diabetes should take part in regular physical exercises for better blood sugar control and reduction of the risk of cardiovascular diseases, advised Dr Sheikh Mohamed al Thani of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH). He said, "Exercise is very important in managing diabetes. Combination of good diet, exercise and prescribed medicine can help control weight and blood sugar ...
QATAR National Broadband Network (Q.NBN) recently supported Qatar Charity´s iftar banquets. The banquets aimed at offering free iftar meals for the less privileged during the holy month of Ramadan. Q.NBN CEO Mohammed al Mannai said, "The holy month of Ramadan entails the spirit of giving to the less fortunate. For this reason, we have joined hands with Qatar Charity in order to reach out to people from different walks of our community ...
THE Al Wakrah Sports Stadium hosted the finals of the QSports Ramadan competition with several men´s and women´s teams being rewarded for their success in a variety of tournaments that have been run by QSports during the holy month of Ramadan. Trophies and medals were presented to the champions, runners up and third place teams who participated in basketball, volleyball, cricket and soccer leagues. TNT Dynamite were declared women´s basketball ...
US AUTOMAKER General Motors´ German unit Opel is in talks with workers to cut their hours at its main Ruesselsheim plant in response to weakening demand for cars in Europe, and could seek government subsidies to compensate lost wages. GM lost $747 million on its European operations last year as a weak economy hit car sales in the region, forcing carmakers to confront high fixed costs and excess production capacity that GM has said equates...
THE BP-led Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) cut its oil output by 11.6 percent in the first six months of 2012 to a 5- year low reflecting work being done to help extend the lifespan of the oilfields. AIOC, a consortium of petroleum companies, operates the Azeri, Chirag and Guneshli (ACG) oilfields in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea as well as the country´s huge Shah Deniz gas field. "We are carrying out works on production optimisation.
US NATURAl gas futures rose about 1 percent in early trading on Thursday ahead of weekly government data expected to show another below-normal injection into storage. Most traders and analysts expect weekly data from the US Energy Information Administration to show a build of about 24 billion cubic feet when it is released today at about 10:30 am EDT, a Reuters poll showed. Stocks rose an adjusted 43 bcf in the same week last year, and on average over ...
THE 2022 World Cup should be played in winter instead of at the height of summer, FIFA Vice- President Prince Ali bin al Hussein said on Thursday. The Jordanian told the German newspaper Tagesspiegel that he thinks it is better to play in winter. "But that is something the hosts would have to decide." He does not believe it would be necessary to change the European footballing time-table. "Countries already have a winter break." That, however, is not the case everywhere...
VENUS Williams fought back from a set down to beat South Africa´s Chanelle Scheepers 2-6 6-3 6-2 as the top seeds advanced with little trouble at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. Williams will now meet Italian Sara Errani for a quarter- final berth following the seventh seed´s 6-4 6-4 win over Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova. For the second successive day Williams needed three sets but she was glad with the way she recovered from a rusty opening "I made so...
THE six-member team of Al Shaqab, member of Qatar Foundation, has been undergoing a rigorous preparatory camp in France for the upcoming prestigious World Endurance Championships. The world championship is due to take place at the Euston Park, in Suffolk, England from August 25. The Al Shaqab team, led by 2011 world number one Faleh Nasser Abughenaim, will aim to improve upon its silver medal finish, achieved in the last meet. This quadrennial event...
THE much awaited Yash Raj Films´ romantic action thriller Ek Tha Tiger, which sees Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif coming together after four years, is a complete package and it has many USPs, says its director Kabir Khan. "There is not one USP of the film and I think that is the reason why people are liking the promo too. Ek Tha Tiger is a complete package film. It has the whole package of Salman-Katrina, action and Yash Raj productions," said Khan, who got...
AFTER featuring in some hit films, Katrina Kaif is awaiting the release of some more big ticket films. The actress believes life has been good so far but says she is looking forward to the best phase in her career. "I hope the best phase of my career is yet to come. As a person one faces different phases in life. You also face phases of unsettlement where you´re not sure about anything. Right now my life is only about going to the film sets and coming back home," Katrina...
BOLLYWOOD actor Sanjay Dutt adopted his father Sunil Dutt´s dacoit avatar from 1963 film Mujhe Jeene Do for upcoming movie Son Of Sardar (SOS). The actor had plans of remaking his father´s film Mujhe Jeene Do, but the plan has been incorporated in the Ajay Devgn-starrer SOS. If a reliable source is to be believed, Sanjay´s clothes and make-up have been modelled around his father´s look. However.
THE 2022 World Cup in Qatar
should be played in winter
instead of at the height of summer,
FIFA Vice-President Prince
Ali bin al Hussein said on
Thursday. The Jordanian told the
German newspaper Tagesspiegel
that he thinks it is better to play
in winter. “But that is something
the hosts would have to decide,”
A FIGHTING half-century from JP
Duminy and a Test best 46 not out
from tailender Vernon Philander led
South Africa’s fightback as they
closed on 262 for seven on the first
day of the third and final test on
Thursday. Play ended early due to
bad light and a power cut. Three of
the four floodlights were functioning
when the players left the field with
14 balls left. Dale Steyn was also
unbeaten, on 21.