HOUSTON – Houston Community College is wrapping up its first semester in the country of Qatar. Earlier this year, HCC was selected among others to create a new college in the country of Qatar.
The relationship seems to be a natural one. Out of 1,200 community colleges nationwide, HCC ranks number one for international students. Ten percent of its 74,000 students are from other countries. Now HCC is going to them.
From Doha’s Gulf Times:
Celebrations erupted across Qatar yesterday after the country won the bid to host the 2022 football World Cup. Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup. In a historic conclusion to two years of frenzied lobbying, world football supremo Sepp Blatter revealed the winners following a secret ballot of 22 FIFA executive committee members in Zurich. Complete text of article.
From the BBC:
Russia has been chosen to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar has been selected to stage the 2022 tournament. The Russian bid was picked ahead of England, Spain-Portugal and Holland-Belgium to host the 2018 event. Qatar got the better of the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea to stage in 2022. Complete text of article.
From BBC’s web site:
The five countries jostling for the right to host the 2022 World Cup have made their final pitch to Fifa ahead of Thursday’s decisive vote in Zurich. With the 2018 contenders embarking on last-ditch lobbying, Australia, the United States, South Korea, Japan and Qatar all made formal presentations. Complete text of coverage.
Also see video: Qatar’s official 2022 World Cup promo