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  1. Club delighted with overseas turnover

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges could not hide his pleasure at the way the customers embraced the occasion of the Dubai World Cup. Despite the fact ... body been found, it seems assured, Meydan or no Meydan, and the Santana and Elton John concert notwithstanding, World Cup night would have been cancelled out of respect for Sheikh Ahmed. ...

  2. Sheikh's vision pays dividends

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the world and changed the way international racing is perceived. The Dubai World Cup is yet another of Sheikh Mohammed's 'babies'. The world's richest horse race had its birth ... breaking through this year with Pleasantly Perfect. The Dubai World Cup has emerged as one of the great days of racing in the world, and undoubtedly the richest. And every year, the World Cup ...

  3. Change from dirt to turf the way to go

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... to clear their airways from the track surface they have inhaled. There is also the reality of Dubai World Cup night to be evaluated. The World Cup on dirt may be the world's richest race ... 's equal-richest turf races, while the World Cup stood still at US$6 million. On reflection, the pattern of thought in the mind of Sheikh Mohammed was already being demonstrated. Once the Meydan complex ...

  4. Al-Thani is taking world by storm

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his global racing giant Godolphin still haven't won a Melbourne Cup and it took them more than a decade to finally capture ... with his brave and brilliant triumph. Al-Thani (pictured) has hit world racing like a whirlwind. He landed his first Group One success when filly Lightening Pearl won the Cheveley Park Stakes ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A pope who has failed to connect with the modern world

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of the rest of the world takes for granted. Years ago, I had personal experience of the charm yet steely uptight personality of Benedict. I was editor of The Universe, the British Catholic newspaper, ... to suggest that the church should consider married or- horror- women priests to cope with the rapidly ageing priesthood in the Western world were hounded out. American nuns, who have done valiant ...

  6. Untouchables find fresh hope as Hinduism meets modern world

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... schools are still forced to sit away from other children and to use different cups and plates. But as India's economy grows, different castes are being thrown together in offices, call ...

  7. Daily portions for teens

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan One cup of veggies is equivalent to one large tomato or two large peppers. One cup of fruit is equivalent to one small apple or one large banana Boys 3 cups of vegetables 2 cups of fruit Girls 2 1/2 cups of vegetables 1 1/2 cups of fruit ...

  8. News - World - BRIEFS

    World news extra in brief, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... AGENCIES Criminals lead '60pc' of Mexican prisons MEXICO CITY- Six out of 10 Mexican prisons are "self-governed" by prison gangs or drug cartels, according to a report issued by the country's human rights commission. Commission re ...

  9. A world of schools to choose from

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Britain British boarding schools remain the major choice for Hong Kong students. The normal age for starting at boarding school is 13, says Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart, the director of the Branson Learning Centre, but prep schools take children earlier. Parents ...

  10. Finance based on fair play

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... platform in Hong Kong. Since then, various seminars have been held and an agreement signed with the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority last month. What is Islamic finance? Islam is one of the main religions in the world. It defines religious and moral principles which apply to all aspects of Muslims' lives, including economics, trade and finance. Islam requires that financial ...




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