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Monday, November 10, 2014
Issue No. 6465
Speaks for you
Fatah
cancels
Arafat
memorial
Transparency
in records
assured
8P 7
8P 10
CURRICULUM
CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSITY
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WhatsApp? 8P 5
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Low phase in
career was a
lesson for Deepika
GUM UP
TERROR
FINANCE
C
autioning global community on
the impending dangers, Foreign
Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin
Ahmed Al Khalifa said that world
leaders must do more to cut off funding
for terrorist groups and prevent them
from profiting from illegal businesses.
He was addressing a gathering
of international delegates yesterday
organised with an aim to bring together
financial experts to improve the fight
against extremist fundraising. It follows
a meeting in Paris in September in which
diplomats from around the world pledged
to fight Islamic State militants.
The meeting had representatives
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WEAPONS SEIZED, SUSPECTS NABBED
cyber
security
ALERT
cisbahrain
from several Arab nations, Western
countries including the United
States, Britain and France, as well
as China and Russia. International
bodies such as the World Bank and
the International Monetary Fund also
participated in the gathering.
Full report on Page 2
8P 3
Ebola
experts in
Bahrain
Manama
World Health Organisation
(WHO)
delegation
yesterday began its three-day
visit to Bahrain to assess the
precautionary measures aimed
at countering any potential
outbreak of the deadly Ebola
virus.
During the visit, the
WHO experts will evaluate
the facilities of the Health
Ministry so as to bolster its
preparedness to prevent the
epidemic from spreading to
Bahrain. The WHO team
includes Dr. Ershad Shaikh,
Dr. Hemayon Asghar, Dr. Ali
Ridha, Ines Hammam and Dr.
Hassan Al-Bishri.
Welcoming the delegation,
Health Minister Sadiq Al
Shehabi said, “Bahrain is
beefing up precautionary
measures amid alarming
Ebola outbreak in West
Africa.”
Citing
WHO
updated figures, he said that
over 5,000 patients died out
of more than 13,000 people
who contracted the deadly
Ebola virus.
He stressed the directives
of Prime Minister HRH
Prince Khalifa bin Salman
Al-Khalifa
to
ensure
the safety of citizens and
expatriates and visitors.
A
2
Monday, November 10, 2014
CORKING THE
HOLES
Combating terror finances
Injured in fall
Manama
A woman got severely injured
after she fell from the second
storey of Sacred Heart Church
last night. According to sources, the woman who has been
identified as a Filipino national was found lying in a pool
of blood at around 8: 25pm.
When contacted, church officials declined to comment.
The victim was immediately
rushed to Salmaniya Medical
Complex (SMC), the sources
added.
Spain dismisses Catalan
independence vote
Madrid
Spanish Justice Minister Rafael
Catala dismissed a symbolic
independence referendum
held yesterday in Catalonia in
which some two million people voted as “fruitless and useless”.
“It is not democratically valid,”
he added in the first reaction
by the central government
since Catalan officials gave
its latest turnout figures for
the ballot which went ahead
despite having been suspended by the Constitutional Court.
DT News Network
Manama
I
n efforts to tackle the
financing of global terrorism,
Bahrain hosted a meeting
yesterday to promote multilateral efforts to avert all forms
of transfer of illicit funds to
terrorist groups.
Titled
the
Manama
Meeting on Combating the
Financing of Terrorism, the
meeting reflected Bahrain’s
Manama meeting
reflects Bahrain’s
commitments.
commitments pledged at the
Paris International Conference
on Peace and Security in Iraq,
which was held a few months
ago.
The one-day gathering which
had several representatives
from the region and across the
world including diplomats,
experts, policy-makers and
minsters in attendance
discussed ways to investigate
and prosecute the financing
of terrorist organisations and Shaikh Khalid along with Shaikh Ahmed speaking to Media.
individual terrorists.
Speaking on the occasion,
Bahrain’s Foreign Affairs
Minister Shaikh Khalid bin
Ahmed Al Khalifa urged
world leaders to do more for
cutting off fundings to terrorist
groups and prevent them from
profiting from illegal businesses.
The minister urged all
delegates present to set a
path to ensure that financial
institutions and charities
cannot funnel funds to terrorist
groups, and “put an end to their The meeting in progress.
ability to smuggle goods and
extort funds from commercial in-charge of Oil and Gas bin Mohammed Al Khalifa
enterprises.”
Affairs
and
Chairman highlighted the pressing
Echoing a similar view, of National Oil and Gas need to prevent the illicit
Finance Minister, Minister Authority Shaikh Ahmed transfers of funds.
Cabinet praises
Bahrain’s efforts
DT News Network
Manama
T
he Cabinet held yesterday
welcomed
Bahrain’s
decision to hold a global
meeting for combating
the financing of terrorism,
according to a statement
issued by the Secretary
General of Cabinet Dr. Yaser
Al Nasser.
The session chaired by
Deputy Prime Minister
Shaikh Mohammed bin
Mubarak Al Khalifa noted
that the decision testified
the Kingdom’s pivotal role
in combating terrorism, the
statement highlighted.
It also condemned the
terrorist attack that took
place in Al Ahsa, Saudi
Arabia, praising the key role
of the neighbouring brotherly
nation in containing terrorist
The session chaired by Deputy Prime
Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin
Mubarak Al Khalifa noted that the
decision testified the Kingdom’s
pivotal role in combating terrorism.
factions, the statement added.
Earlier, the session began
with members lauding the
Kuwaiti Amir Shaikh Sabah
Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s
brotherly visit to Bahrain.
It welcomed the fruitful
outcomes of His Majesty King
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s
talks with the Kuwaiti Amir,
and praised the two leaders’
keenness on boosting the joint
GCC action in order to achieve
more progress and prosperity
for GCC citizens.
On the diplomatic front,
the Cabinet stressed the
importance of developing
friendly ties with China,
praising the recent visit of
the Chairman of the National
Committee of the Chinese
People’s Political Consultative
Conference to Bahrain.
Appreciating
the
constructive
cooperation
from all sides for ensuring
the success of Ashoora
commemoration, the session
thanked the Interior Ministry
for its efforts in organising and
securing the event.
WEAPONS
SEIZED,
SUSPECTS
NABBED
DT News Network
Manama
P
olice have confiscated
a number of guns,
ammunition, bomb-making
materials and knives at one
of the search locations, said
the General Director of
Criminal Investigation and
Forensic Science last night.
However, the General
Director didn’t specifically
mention the location as to
where the search took place.
He pointed out that many
suspects were as well arrested
yesterday after serving a
search warrant issued by the
Public Prosecution.
The General Director said
that the seized materials
were sent to the forensic lab
and legal procedures were in
place to refer the case to the
Public Prosecution.
“The investigation will
continue and search is on
to find more weapons and
suspects,” he added.
Meanwhile, the General
Directorate
of
Anticorruption and Economic
and Electronic Security
has started examining the
confiscated mobile phones
and other electronic devices. The bank accounts of
the suspects are also being
investigated, according to a
statement issued yesterday.
Interior Ministry has
urged individuals to call the
police hotline on 8008008, if
they have any information on
culprits who store weapons.
“All calls will be treated as
anonymous,” the ministry
promised.
Seized weapons.
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Scars on Fatima’s forearm after she injured herself using blade.
Family suffers
as maid resorts
to sorcery
DT News Network
Manama
A
Bahraini family alleges
that its members have
become victims of paranormal
activities after a former
housemaid practised black
magic with an intention to
harm them.
The trouble was brewed
by an African housemaid
who lived with the family for
almost four years, according
to a member.
Um Mohammed, a mother
of three kids, firmly believes
that ordeal had begun hitting
the family the very moment
the maid returned to Bahrain
after spending holidays in her
home country.
“On the day of her return,
I fell ill and was admitted to
Salmaniya Medical Complex.
Until that day, I was a healthy
woman but things started to
change suddenly,” said Ms.
Mohammed.
Subsequently,
Um
Mohammed’s 13-year-old
daughter Fatima also fell ill
and simultaneously lost her
ability of speech. “Nobody
could make out as to what
was happening to her. No
doctor in the town was able to
diagnose her condition,” Um
Mohammed recalled.
Things didn’t end there.
Fatima started showing some
terrific behaviours and among
them were hurting oneself
using knives and sharp blades
apart from speaking gibberish
fluently, elaborated the
mother.
“We didn’t understand
what was happening. But we
could recognise that she was
speaking the language of our
former housemaid.”
The seventh grader wasn’t
able to attend classes as she
showed strange behaviours.
“My
daughter
couldn’t
“I demand the
authorities to
take deterrent
actions against
people who
bring such
practices into
our country.”
tolerate listening to verses of
the Holy Quran and she would
often scream in a hysterical
way. Despite this, I took her
several times for spiritual and
Quranic treatment here and in
Dubai,” Um Mohammed said.
She said that her nineyear-old son Ali as well
went through same ordeal,
but a slightly less intense
one when compared to
Fatima. After launching
her own investigation, Ms.
Mohammed could make out
that the housemaid had taken
some of her children’s clothes
to Africa when she went
for vacation. “She used my
children’s clothes to practise
black magic. I also found
many talismans and pieces
of children’s clothes and hair
pieces across the house.
However, Um Mohammed
said that Fatima’s condition
has improved of late and the
family is following up with the
Education ministry to reenrol
her at the school. The girl has
already missed a complete
academic year.
Um Mohammed said that
events occurred in her family
was severely traumatic. “Such
things should never happen to
others. I demand the authorities
to take deterrent actions against
people who bring such practices
into our country.”
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Monday, November 10, 2014
New secretary-general election
JUSTICE MINISTRY DROPS
CASE AGAINST WA’AD
DT News Network
Manama
T
he Justice, Islamic
Affairs and Endowments
Ministry
announced
yesterday that it has
submitted a request to the
High Administrative Court
to
drop
its
lawsuit
against the National
Democratic Action Society
(Wa’ad) after the latter
elected a new secretary
general.
The main opposition
societies Wa’ad and the Al
Wefaq National Islamic
Society have faced legal
The Justice, Islamic Affairs and
Endowments Ministry requested
the High Administrative Court to
drop its lawsuit against the National Democratic Action Society
(Wa’ad) after the latter elected a
new secretary general.
actions on account of failing
to “redress infringements of
the local societies’ law”. Al Wefaq has allegedly
annulled four of its
general assemblies, due
to lack of a quorum,
while Wa’ad renewed the
term of its former secretary
general, Ibrahim Sharif,
who is languishing in
jail on charges related to
espionage. The ministry’s move to
drop the case came after
Wa’ad elected last month,
Radhi Al Mosawi, as a new
secretary general.
It’s
worth
mentioning
that the
Administrative Court last
month suspended Al Wafaq
for three months.
But the ministry said that
this verdict would not be
implemented until after it
holds a general assembly.
The Ministry of Justice building.
Man who set wife
on fire detained
DT News Network
Manama
The Bahraini suspect was ordered
to be detained for
15 days before a
remand judge at
the High Criminal
Court, pending
investigations
for allegedly
setting his wife
on fire because
of her alleged
‘extramarital affairs
with other men.’
A
Bahraini has set his wife on
fire because he suspected
her of having ‘extramarital
affairs with other men,’ court
files read.
The alleged culprit was
ordered to be detained for 15
days before a remand judge
at the High Criminal Court,
pending investigations.
The woman was reportedly
admitted to Salmaniya Medical
Centre (SMC) with severe
burns across her body and
doctors gave her a 40% chance
of survival.
“I received a call from her
husband and he said that my
sister is having affairs with
‘other men.’ He hung up, and
later I was informed that my
sister is at the hospital,” the
victim’s brother said in his
statement before the Public
Prosecution.
“We have been married for
13 years during which we had
three children. Our life was very
stable in the early years of our
marriage life. However, after five
years I found out that my wife
and her cousin are having affairs
with strangers,” the defendant
revealed to prosecutors during
questioning.
“I met with her family and I
told them I want to divorce her,
but they told me to be patient
and try to solve the issue. My
parents are divorced, therefore
I didn’t want my children to go
through the same experience
I have been going through.
But her affairs with other men
continued, and once I saw
her inside a car with another
man and one of our children
was inside with them too,” he
added. The defendant also alleged
that once he received a phone
call from another man who
claimed that his wife conned
him of BD4000. The court files, however,
didn’t indicate if the woman
has been discharged out of
the hospital, or she is still
recovering there. 5
Monday, November 10, 2014
WHAT’S UP WITH
WHATSAPP?
Cyber security
DT News Desk
[email protected]
C
itizens and residents
yesterday expressed their
anger after receiving a hoax
message containing a contact
attachment on the popular
smart phone application
WhatsApp.
The message has gone viral
across the social media during
the past two days, which
prompted information and
technology experts to issue a
warning to the public, not to
open the attachment, otherwise,
doing so would expose your
The hoax message which was received through
the popular smart phone application WhatsApp,
has gone viral across the social media during the
past two days, which prompted information and
technology experts to issue a warning to the public, not to open the attachment.
contacts and other confidential
information on your phone to
hackers.
“Opening the attachment will
leave your phone vulnerable to
attackers,” according to an IT
expert.
“I suspect the main aim of
creating such a malware is to
gather sensitive data stored on
smart phones, especially now
that many are storing their credit
and debit cards information on
their phones,” he explained.
“You can’t also rule out
stealing private images and other
data with which the attackers
can blackmail their victims,” he
A screengrab of the message users are getting.
added.
“Don’t expect that this
malware is the first or the last
of its kind. It is only a new
trend. I advise everyone not to
open unusual messages they
will receive even from trusted
sources,” he concluded. Court acquits driving instructor
DT News Desk
The 68-year-old defendant stood
trial over sexually molesting one of
his female clients during a driving
lesson. It was alleged that the
defendant groped the hand and
the thighs of his 32-year-old client
during the driving lesson.
[email protected]
T
he High Appeals Court
has acquitted a 68-year-old
Bahraini driving instructor of
molestation charges due to lack
of evidence. The defendant stood trial over
sexually molesting one of his
female clients during a driving
lesson. It was alleged that the
defendant groped the hand and
the thighs of his 32-year-old
client during the driving lesson.
The man then allegedly threw
lewd remarks at her. The
defendant’s lawyer had earlier
argued that his client is aging and
it was irrational that he would
commit such a crime given his
age and clean criminal record, as
well as his current health issues.
Man jailed for smuggling drug into prison
DT News Desk
[email protected]
A
19-year-old defendant,
who smuggled hashish
to his imprisoned brother
was sentenced to five years in
prison by the High Criminal
Court. The latter, 21, is already
serving a three year jail term
in Jaw Prison for robbery.
The judges added another
year to his current prison time
for accepting the illegal drug.
The incident reportedly
happened during a family visit
to the inmate who requested
his brother to bring him the
illegal drug, which was stashed
in his wardrobe at home. According to court files,
the 21-year-old was a
drug addict but he quit it
three years ago.
The defendant said during
questioning that he saw
hashish dumped on a road in
Hamad Town.
However,
the
inmate
revealed a different version of
events.
“I stashed the hashish in
my wardrobe and I told my
brother that when he visits me,
he should bring it with him,”
he said.
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BIC ALL SET FOR
UNLIMITED FUN
Absolute entertainment
Aidan Payne
[email protected]
T
wo days of non-stop family
entertainment can be enjoyed on
the sidelines of this weekend’s FIA
WEC Six Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain
International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir
during the seventh and penultimate
round of the FIA World Endurance
The Freaks Pyramid
Championship on Friday and Saturday.
But it’s not all about racing when
BIC hosts its major international
events, as there is always something
to look forward to off of the race track. Highlighting the weekend’s
entertainment programme will be a
post-race concert featuring popular
Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny live
on Saturday night and scheduled to
begin at 9pm, it will be held at the
Main Stage of the BIC vending area
located behind the Main Grandstand
and those only with tickets to the Six
Hours of Bahrain will be able to enjoy
the concert.
Also set to thrill fans on Race Day
will be a breath-taking stunt show
performed by world-renowned Red
Bull athletes Abdo Feghali and Jokke
Sommer. The drift and wingsuit
dual stunt is set to feature Feghali
showcasing his drifting skills and
Sommer skydiving from 5,000 feet
and will be performed at 2pm at the
start line. In addition, fans will be able to
interact the WEC’s star drivers before
they get into their cars for the Six
Hours of Bahrain on Saturday with
an autograph session scheduled to be
held from 12.50pm along the WEC Pit
Lane, where each of the participating
drivers will be lined up to meet with
spectators, sign memorabilia and
pose for photographs. The autograph session also offers
race-goers a chance to get close to the
cars and see first-hand the WEC teams
hard at work in their garages.
Entertainment in BIC’s vending
area will be non-stop throughout both
days which includes a novelty show
for kids, which will include singing
and dancing and lots of audience
participation. A group of performers
will be showcasing all-time favourites
such as Cinderella, Animal Crackers
Party Time and Dazzling Disney Show.
There will also be several roaming
acts engaging personally with fans,
such as the Freaks Acrobatic Show with
their breathtaking gymnastics stunts
and awe-inspiring acrobatic moves, Les
Dudes who will be putting on their
very own act of high energy circus
tricks coupled with funny comedy, and
the Voodoo Unicycles team who will
be putting on an extreme unicycling
display. There will also be the Joker Stilt
Walkers who are a unique, playful and
colourful bunch who have been BIC
regulars on major occasions in the past. Also an exclusive play area mainly
for children has been set up featuring
a wide variety of activities and rides,
including a whale carousel, miniature
train ride, bouncy castle, a soft play
area, a human gyro, face painting and
spray tattoos, and a toy station. All this plus so much more awaits
race-goers of all ages at the FIA WEC
Six Hours of Bahrain. Also all ticket-holders will be
automatically entered into a raffle for
Some of the activities.
a chance to win one of 36 prizes which
will be drawn at 3pm on Race Day at
the starting time of the Six Hours of
Bahrain. In order to win a prize, ticket holders
must be in their seats along BIC’s
Main Grandstand during the draw.
BIC officials will conduct the draw
on site and locate the prize winners at
the same time. Anyone whose ticket
number is drawn and called out but not
in their seat at the time will miss out on
winning a prize. The grand prize is an exclusive trip
to Le Mans in France to attend the 2015
24 Hours of Le Mans – the jewel of the
FIA WEC. Other prizes include top-ofthe-line electronic mobile devices such
as the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung
Galaxy Note.
Unending quest to serve mankind
Fatima Bastaki/ DTNN
Manama
T
hey came together with
a purpose of serving
the mankind. Now their
community
has
grown,
enabling them to widen their
service. That’s how the Bahrain
Medical Aid Society, launched
by a group of 10 Bahrain-based
medical doctors, has been
able to provide medical aid in
impoverished countries too.
It all started in 2011 when
the group of doctors visited
Somali refugees in Dadaab
camps to provide medical
relief.
After a series of initiatives, the group
has now expanded into a society
compromised of 10 committees
After a series of initiatives,
the group has now grown
into a society comprising
10 committees, welcoming
volunteers belonging to
medical and non-medical
backgrounds.
Head of the organisation,
Dr. Mohammed Ayed stated
that the team has successfully
completed a number of
ventures from a $20,000 clinic
construction endeavour in
Somalia to its participation in
building a $300,000 hospital
in Arsal, Lebanon. “We aim
at providing medical relief to
impoverished countries and
regions afflicted with wars,
crises, and natural disasters by
meeting their medical needs to
the fullest extent,” Dr. Ayed said.
Member of the Projects
Committee, Ahmed Al Khaja
added, “Not only is this solely
for the needy, but it also attracts
creative young minds and
teaches them the importance
of humanitarian values.”
Their latest initiative in
September was raising funds to
support Al Sheffa Hospital in
Gaza, in addition to organising
soccer tournaments and
artwork auctions to fuel the
cultural attachment between
two cultures.
Executive Director, Dalal
Ameen, said that they collect
donations from families that
willingly lend a hand, which
enables them to buy medical
equipment for hospitals. “We
believe that medical care is a
right and not a privilege,” the
Executive Director opined.
The volunteers in action.
Monday, November 10, 2014
7
TRANSPARENCY IN
RECORDS ASSURED
Candidates’ financial disclosure
DT News Desk
[email protected]
I
n the wake of the
upcoming parliamentary
and municipal elections, the
Supreme Judicial Council
(SJC) ensures that the
financial statement of every
elected representative will be
disclosed to the public, before
they could join the council.
In statement issued by the
Ministry of Interior (MoI), SJC
President, Salem Al Kuwari,
confirmed that the availability
of financial disclosure for the
representative before he enters
the council is ‘stamped and
documented in the treasury.’
This is a guarantee for
the citizen that what the
representative, or any officials
in the state, have signed shall
be considered a ‘true financial
disclosure.’
So, if he exceeds these limits
at the end of his parliamentary
session, something is wrong.
These statements can’t be
In statement issued by the
Ministry of Interior (MoI),
Supreme Judicial Council
President, Salem Al Kuwari,
confirmed that the availability
of financial disclosure for the
representative before he enters
the council is ‘stamped and
documented in the treasury.’
reviewed unless there are
complaints or evidence of
violations.
He also outlined plans for
the voting day and said that
there is complete judicial
supervision on the process.
Mr. Al Kuwari stated that
the MoI is making a lot of
efforts to successfully complete
the elections.
“The
elections
are
conducted under full judicial
supervision and we are on
the mission through setting
up sub-committees going
all the way up to supreme
committee which is headed
by Justice, Islamic Affairs
and Endowments Minister,
Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al
Khalifa. Consequently, the
whole process is working with
integrity, impartiality and
independently in all phases,”
said Mr. Al Kuwari.
Mr. Al Kuwari
The SJC deals with judges
who supervise the access of
genuine votes to the candidate. The
Supreme
Election
Committee and the SJC are
working hand-in-hand for the
same.
“We don’t look at anything
politically but we implement
law. This should be far from
any politics, sectarianism or
factionalism and should create
tranquility for the citizen
to enter the judicial arena
confidently to exercise his
rights,” he added.
A file photo of a woman casting her vote during the 2010
elections.
Curbing radioactive materials
Mohammed Zafran/ DTNN
[email protected]
I
n a bid to preserve the
environment and protect
lives, Bahrain is training its
workforce to control the
naturally occurring radioactive
materials by following a twoyear programme with the help
of an international organisation.
Following the path of Saudi
Arabia, Qatar and UAE, Supreme
Council for Environment
(SWE) in partnership with the
International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) will train
the workforce from various
industries in Bahrain to be better
able to control the hazardous
materials. The two-year project
will train the workforce as well
implement the latest strategies
to protect against radioactive
elements.
The project was launched
yesterday at SCE premises in
Seef. The project will mainly
focus on oil and gas industries in
Bahrain, which are responsible
The project will
mainly focus on oil
and gas industries
in Bahrain, which
are responsible
for most of the
radioactive
elements
for most of the radioactive
elements, said IAEA Radiation
Protection Specialist, P.P.
Haridasan. “Naturally occurring
radioactive materials (NORM)
are present in the earth’s crust.
However, during the extraction
of oil and gas, they come out to
the surface, posing a threat to
environment, animals as well as
human beings,” he explained.
Workshop
A five day workshop titled
Mr. Khalaf
“Strengthening
National
Capacities in NORM Assessment
in Oil & Gas Fields and Related
Industries” was also inaugurated
yesterday at SCE premises in
BCCI tower. Speaking to DT
News on the sidelines of the
workshop, SCE Director of
Environmental Monitoring
and Assessment, Mirza Salman
Khalaf said that oil and gas
industries deal with radioactive
components and therefore there
is a risk to the environment, its
workers as well as the general
public. Meanwhile, he added that,
since discovering oil in Bahrain
in 1932, no monitoring or
Delegates at the event.
control was performed on
the NORM produced from
oil and gas industries. “At
present, the need for such
assessment becomes necessary
to understand the situation
and find appropriate solutions
for controlling the NORM
and dispose these dangerous
elements. Uncontrolled activities
associated with enhanced levels
of NORM can contaminate the
environment and pose a risk to
human health. These risks can
be alleviated by the adoption
of controls to identify where
NORM is present and by the
control of NORM-contaminated
equipment and waste, while
protecting workers,” he added. The workshop will focus
on identifying the potential
NORM sources and developing
strategies for mitigating the
problem. Representatives from
various organisations such as
the Interior Ministry, Legislation
and Legal Opinion Commission,
Salmaniya Medical Complex,
Foreign Affairs Ministry, Foulath
Holding Company, ASRY,
Tatweer and BAPCO attended
the workshop.
8
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Readers’ VIEW
Emotional Crisis
Dear editor,
In human history many
individuals have lost the
awareness of their real or true
‘self identity.’
This happens very gradually,
as each individuals progress
in their life journey and have
kept on attaching themselves
to various things and as a
result, they lose the sense of
‘self identity’ in things that
it is not, i.e., identifying with
things that aren’t real and in
a way it can be said that this
took the self far away from
itself.
This internal identity crisis has
led to a universal, external
identity crisis, which has
resulted in an emotional crisis
resulting in lack of peace and
having sorrow in our inner
world as well as in the outer
world.
This inner identity crisis is the
root cause of the multitude of
deformed emotions that exist
inside us like anger, ego, fear,
dependencies and greed all
of which have brought us and
keep on bringing us pain.
Suppose you have just bought
a new expensive car. Once
you start driving it, you have
become excessively attached
to it, i.e., you have started
identifying with it, due to this
false identification.
The first emotion that gets
created inside you is ‘ego.’
If someone would criticize
your car even slightly, you
would react immediately with
‘anger.’ You constantly ‘fear’
any sort of harm to the car.
You even compare it with cars
that others own.
If something negative would
happen, it would affect your
mental state immediately, i.e.,
your happiness has become
dependent on the material
possession.
Your temporary success along
with the recognition that it
brings you from others leads
to the desire of more success
of a similar type, i.e., possess
some more things - bigger
gives a person a fresh and
younger look. Those who
always smile have fewer
or lesser wrinkles than
those people who frown
all the time. So the next
time you have the urge to
frown, remember, it takes 72
muscles to frown and only
14 muscles to smile!
2.You’ll become healthier—
Even the Holy Bible stresses
the value of smiling and
being happy and what it
does to one’s health: “Being
cheerful keeps you healthy.
It is slow death to be gloomy
all the time. (Proverbs 17:22) ;
“Happy people always enjoy
life.” (Proverbs 15:15). For a
person to remain healthy, he
or she must do his best to
be happy all the time and
smile despite his “pain and
sorrow.”
3.You’re doing something
nice to yourself—When you
smile, you are actually being
kind to yourself. According
to Charles Gordy: “A smile
is an inexpensive way to
improve your looks.”
4.You’ll feel good inside and
out—When you smile, good
things happen inside and
outside your body. Your heart
starts to function well and
therefore your blood circulation
improves. As a result, you’ll
feel lighter physically and
emotionally and your mood
improves as well.
5.You’ll look more attractive
and beautiful to others—
When you smile, other people
will find you more attractive
and charming. A smile is
the “best calling card” that
anyone can ever have.
6.You’ll influence others
to smile—According to
Canadian author and TV
Executive Brian Adams: “It
is important how you greet
others. Their first impression
of you is based on your
words, deeds and general
impression. Always smile
and greet people in a nice
and friendly way, regardless
of their attitude towards you.
Life is action and reaction:
Take the initiative. Smile and
-
and better, which is nothing
but ‘greed’, etc.
The seed of all these incorrect
emotions is the wrongIdentification with this newly
acquired ownership -- all of
these wouldn’t exist inside
you, if your relationship were
one of detachment from it.
In this way, we identify with
various objects and people in
the whole day, which leads to
the creation of such emotions
inside us.
Ali Al-Aradi
HRD Lecturer
Reasons why you should smile
Dear editor,
Smiling can do wonders to
a person but this truth is
often ignored by many of
us. Some people find it hard
to smile and it seems as if
they’re carrying the weight
of the whole world on their
shoulders.
What they don’t know is that
when you smile, you are doing
yourself and others a great
favour. I would like share with
your readers the top reasons
why one should always smile:
1.You’ll look younger than
your age—People who
always smile look younger
than their contemporaries.
Why? It is because smiling
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be pleasant and you’ll find
that others will react to your
friendly approach and smile
back at you.”
7.On top of it all, someone
might fall in love with
you—Did you know that
by smiling, there is a great
chance that you will meet
someone and fall in love
with him/her in the long
run? Consider this true story.
My friend Francine used to
work in a courier service
company. She has a smiling
face and she would greet
all customers with a warm
and sincere smile each time
they asked her for assistance
in sending their package to
their loved ones who live
far away. One of her clients
was a handsome Spanish
businessman and every
now and then, he would
drop by her office and visit
his favourite “smiling” lady
behind the package counter
and she would offer him
the best smile and service.
Finally one day, our hero
handed her a red velvet box
with a beautiful diamond
engagement ring inside. He
proposed to her right then
and there because she gave
him joy each time she would
smile at him. Remember, as
the old saying goes: Smile
and the world smiles at you,
weep and you weep alone!
Jacqueline
Monday, November 10, 2014
YouTube comedy
MIDDLE EAST
9
ALEPPO GIRL DEPICTS
HARSH REALITY OF SYRIA
Rana Moussaoui
Beirut
A
nine-year-old girl has
become the star of a
YouTube comedy that depicts
with bittersweet humour the
harsh reality of everyday life in
rebel-held areas of Syria’s Aleppo.
Rasha plays the role of “Umm
Abdo Al-Halabiya”, a housewife
who must make do in a city
devastated by more than three
years of violence, despite daily
bombings and severe shortages.
The 30-episode eponymous
show, shot on location in the city
which was once Syria’s economic
hub, stars only children playing
adult roles and has been viewed
by tens of thousands of Internet
users.
Umm Abdo rants against
President Bashar Al-Assad, takes
swipes at insurgents who have
been trying to oust him and also
mocks Syria’s often overbearing
social norms.
Despite her young age, little
Rasha oozes irony, the trademark
of Syrian comedy as she perfectly
imitates traditional Syrian women
who feed and thrive on gossip.
The chubby-faced, brownhaired actress is cast with other
children who play fighters,
housewives and neighbours
caught up in a conflict that has
changed their lives.
The script is resolutely antiregime and the show is the first of
its kind to give a bold insight into
life in rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
In one episode, Umm Abdo,
wearing her traditional dishdasha
(robe) is chatting on the telephone
with her sister, who lives in a
regime-held neighbourhood of
Aleppo where water cuts have
become a fact of life.
“Do you also wash your clothes
by hand?” she asks, before adding:
“And I thought you loyalists were
spoiled!”. (AFP)
‘Symbol of
resistance’
S
An image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube by
Lamba Media Production shows nine-year-old Rasha (R) in
the introductory scene of the YouTube show “Umm Abdo
al-Halabiya”.
eries
director
Bashar Hadi told
AFP he chose to make
a comic show about
the tragic everyday
life in Aleppo because
“humour goes straight
to the heart”.
The show, he said,
“aims at breaking our
people’s sadness, and
to make people smile”
despite a war that
has killed more than
180,000 people.
IBDAR BANK BSC(c)
THIRD QUARTER 2014
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
As at 30 September 2014
ASSETS
Cash and balances with banks
Placements with financial institutions
Financing receivables
Musharaka financing
Assets held-for-sale
Receivable from Ijarah investors
Investment in Ijarah asset
Ijarah muntahia bittamleek
Investment securities
Equity-accounted investees
Investment in real estate
Development properties
Other assets
Total assets
LIABILITIES
Due to financial institutions
Due to investors
Liabilities related to assets held-for-sale
Other liabilities
Total liabilities
Equity of investment account holders
USD 000’s
30 September
2014
(reviewed)
31 December
2013
(audited)
11,687
5,800
19,531
791
96,719
14,801
815
214,855
14,358
41,617
1,723
3,599
426,296
16,239
15,591
12,232
787
14,801
4,792
1,283
228,867
11,372
44,080
6,164
3,852
360,060
18,190
165
76,622
8,555
103,532
672
22,785
165
8,456
31,406
498
OWNERS’ EQUITY
Share capital
Share premium
Statutory reserve
Accumulated losses
Investment fair value reserve
Property fair value reserve
General reserve
Equity attributable to shareholders of Parent
Non-controlling interests
Total owners’ equity
300,000
16,385
676
(1,666)
(643)
1,879
4,618
321,249
843
322,092
300,000
16,385
676
(1,100)
3,348
2,089
4,618
326,016
2,140
328,156
Total liabilities, equity of investment account holders and owner’s equity
426,296
360,060
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT
for the nine months ended 30 September 2014
USD 000’s
Nine months ended
Three months ended
30 September 30 September 30 September 30 September
2014
2013
2014
2013
(reviewed)
(reviewed)
(reviewed)
(reviewed)
Continuing operations
INCOME
Finance income
Income from investment securities
Share of profit of equity-accounted investees
Income from investment banking services
Other income
Total income
983
6,394
483
338
3,895
12,093
2,693
5,855
94
447
2,750
11,839
453
1,686
361
(50)
2,302
4,752
869
914
94
143
597
2,617
EXPENSES
Staff cost
Finance expense
Depreciation and amortisation
Other expenses
Total expenses
4,068
98
155
3,637
7,958
4,839
386
85
3,441
8,751
1,301
25
49
1,205
2,580
1,244
85
32
1,038
2,399
Profit from continuing operations
before impairment allowances
4,135
3,088
2,172
218
(5,061)
(857)
(4,523)
-
(926)
943
2,231
-
(2,351)
943
218
-
17
2,231
(1,408)
218
(566)
583
17
2,111
120
2,231
(1,800)
392
(1,408)
167
51
218
Impairment allowances
(Loss) / profit from continuing operations
Income from assets held-for-sale
PROFIT / (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD
Attributable to:
Shareholders of Parent
Non-controlling interests
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN OWNERS’ EQUITY
for the nine months ended 30 September 2014
30 September 2014 (reviewed)
Balance at 1 January 2014
(Loss) / profit for the period
Cumulative changes in fair value
Total recognised income and expense for the period
Changes in non-controlling interests
Balance at 30 September 2014
30 September 2013 (reviewed)
Balance at 1 January 2013
Profit for the period
Cumulative changes in fair value
Total recognised income and expense for the period
Reclassification effect of non-current asset held-for-sale to a subsidiary
Balance at 30 September 2013
Share
capital
Share
premium
300,000
300,000
16,385
16,385
300,000
300,000
16,385
16,385
USD 000’s
Equity attributable to shareholders of Parent
(Accumlated
losses) Investment
Property
Statutory
Retained
fair value
fair value
reserve
earnings
reserve
reserve
676
676
676
37
713
(1,100)
(566)
(566)
(1,666)
2,111
2,111
2,111
3,348
(3,991)
(3,991)
(643)
796
813
813
1,609
2,089
(210)
(210)
1,879
-
General
reserve
Total
Noncontrolling
interests
Total
owners’
equity
4,618
4,618
326,016
(566)
(4,201)
(4,767)
321,249
2,140
583
583
(1,880)
843
328,156
17
(4,201)
(4,184)
(1,880)
322,092
4,618
4,618
322,475
2,111
813
2,924
37
325,436
3,914
120
120
4,034
326,389
2,231
813
3,044
37
329,470
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
for the nine months ended 30 September 2014
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Profit for the period
Adjustments for:
Depreciation and amortisation
Gain on sale of investment securities
Gain on sale of fixed assets
Gain on sale of investment in real estate
Gain on sale of development properties
Impairment allowances
Share of profit of equity accounted investees
Net amortization of premium / (discount) on sukuk
USD 000’s
Nine months ended
30 September 30 September
2014
2013
(reviewed)
(reviewed)
17
2,231
155
(1,799)
(400)
(2,471)
5,061
(483)
335
415
85
(1,317)
(18)
(857)
(976)
857
(94)
409
320
(7,298)
1,466
(4,595)
(25)
4,792
467
191
26
175
(5,852)
(13,663)
899
568
(7,069)
(581)
(18,384)
(23,863)
30,381
2,653
6,955
(22,600)
(137)
(6,611)
(37,085)
35,966
857
10,180
18
(2,194)
(225)
(4,572)
2,945
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Non-controlling interests
Due to financial institutions
Due to investors
Net cash generated from / (used in) financing activities
(1,880)
4,536
2,656
(6,003)
(1)
(6,004)
NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT 30 September
(9,807)
27,294
17,487
(21,119)
43,534
22,415
11,687
13,395
5,800
17,487
9,020
22,415
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Financing receivables
Placements with financial institutions (with original
maturity of more than 90 days)
Musharaka financing
Investment in Ijara assets
Ijarah muntahia bittamleek
Other assets
Other liabilities
Equity of investment accounts holders
Net cash used in operating activities
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of investment securities
Proceeds from sale of investment securities
Proceeds from sale of investment in real estate
Proceeds from sale of development properties
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets
Payments for assets held-for-sale, net
Purchase of investment in real estate
Payments for purchase of fixed assets
Payments for acquisition of associate
Net cash from (used in) / generated from investing activities
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS comprise:
Cash and bank balances
Placements with financial institutions (with original
maturity of 90 days or less)
The above has been extracted from 30 September 2014 condensed consolidated
interim financial statements reviewed by KPMG. The financials have been approved
by the Board of directors on 6 November 2014.The condensed consolidated interim
financial statements are available on Ibdar bank website at www.ibdarbank.com
10
MIDDLE EAST
NUGGETS
‘British killed Iraq police
general’
Bagdad
The Islamic State jihadist
group said yesterday that
a British national carried
out a suicide bombing that
killed a senior Iraqi police
officer.
IS said in a statement
posted online that “Abu
Sumayyah Al-Britani” detonated a truck carrying eight
tonnes of explosives on the
outskirts of the northern
town of Baiji, killing Major
General Faisal al-Zamili.
It identified two more
bombers
involved
in
attacks in the area as “Abu
Abdullah Al-Turkistani” and
“Abu Abdullah Al-Turki,”
indicating that they were
from Turkmenistan and
Turkey, respectively.
A podcast called “The
ISIS Show,” a reference
to the IS’s former name,
interviewed a British jihadi
identified as Abu Sumayyah
Al-Britani earlier this year,
but it was unclear if he was
the same person who carried out Friday’s suicide
bombing.
Syria strikes kill 21 civilians
Beirut
Regime air raids on a town
held by the jihadist Islamic
State group in northeastern
Syria have killed 21 civilians
and wounded another 100,
a monitoring group said
yesterday.
Aircraft dropped seven
barrel bombs and other
explosives on late Saturday
on the IS-held town
of Al-Bab northeast of the
city of Aleppo, the Syrian
Observatory for Human
Rights said.
Third Australian killed
Sydney
A third Australian has
died in the past two weeks
while fighting with Islamic
State (IS) militants in Syria, a
report said yesterday.
The man, who was not
named, was believed to be
from south-west Sydney
and married with children,
according to the Sun Herald.
Australia’s Department of
Foreign Affairs said it was
attempting to verify the
reports, but it was “very difficult to do so”.
“Due to the extremely
dangerous security situation consular assistance is no
longer available within Syria
or Iraq,” a foreign ministry
spokesman said in a statement.
The reports came two
weeks after Afghan-born
Mohammad Ali Baryalei,
Australia’s most senior
IS recruit, was reportedly
killed in Syria.
Monday, November 10, 2014
FATAH CANCELS
ARAFAT MEMORIAL
Security concerns
Gaza
P
alestinian
president
Mahmud Abbas’ Fatah
movement said yesterday it
is cancelling this week’s Gaza
ceremonies marking the 10th
anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s
death due to security concerns.
Gaza-based
Fatah
spokesman Fayez Abu Eita told
AFP that Hamas said it could
not guarantee security at the
memorial events scheduled for
tomorrow.
“We were informed by the
security and political wings of
Hamas that they were unable
to guarantee the safety of the
festival,” he said. “Faced with
the danger posed to the public,
we were obliged to announce its
cancellation.”
The Fatah announcement
comes after at least 10 explosions
hit houses and cars belonging to
Gaza-based Fatah
spokesman Fayez
Abu Eita told AFP
that Hamas said it
could not guarantee security at the
memorial events
scheduled for
tomorrow
senior Fatah members in Gaza
on Friday, reportedly without
causing any casualties.
Hamas security confirmed in
a statement that it had informed
Fatah that it was unable to
guarantee the event’s security.
Friday’s blasts brought a
furious response from Fatah,
which placed the blame squarely
on Hamas, the de facto rulers in
Gaza. Palestinian prime minister
Rami Hamdallah, who had been
due to visit Gaza on Saturday,
promptly cancelled his trip.
One of the explosions
targeted a stage in Gaza City set
up for a ceremony in honour
of veteran Palestinian leader
Arafat, who founded Fatah.
This year was the first time in
years a public commemoration
of Arafat’s death was to have
been held in Gaza, which has
been ruled by Hamas since 2007
when it ousted forces loyal to
Fatah, sparking a bitter and
sometimes bloody feud.
Iyad al-Buzum, a Hamas
spokesman in Gaza, said security
for the memorial could not be
guaranteed because of “intraPalestinians tensions”, as well
Y
The new 36-member cabinet was
formed as part of
a UN-brokered
peace deal under
which the Huthis,
also known as
Ansarullah, are supposed to withdraw
from Sanaa.
resign in early 2012 following
a year of Arab Spring-inspired
protests.
Saleh’s GPC had on
Saturday urged cabinet
nominees from the party to
turn down their ministries, as
it rejected newly imposed UN
Security Council sanctions
against him.
The GPC has also sacked
Hadi from its leadership,
apparently in retaliation after
accusations he had solicited
the sanctions announced
Friday against Saleh and
two Huthi commanders for
threatening peace.
Six ministers were absent
from Sunday’s swearing
in ceremony, with Prime
Minister Khaled Bahah saying
three of them were abroad
and three others turned down
their appointments.
The GPC on Saturday
called for members to turn
down the cabinet posts,
while the Huthis rejected the
government and demanded a
reshuffle to dismiss ministers
they consider unqualified or
corrupt.
The
new
36-member
cabinet was formed as part
of a UN-brokered peace deal
as “logistic and administrative
difficulties” which he blamed on
Hamdallah.
He specifically blamed the
unity government for failing
since its formation to pay
the salaries of Gaza security
personnel. Kuwaiti stateless to get
Comoros citizenship
Yemen cabinet
sworn in
Sanaa
emen’s new cabinet was
sworn in yesterday despite
calls by former president
Ali Abdullah Saleh and Shia
militias allied to him for it to
be boycotted.
Twenty-nine ministers
including
members
of
Saleh’s powerful General
People’s Congress (GPC)
and others seen as close to
the Shia Huthi insurgents
attended the inauguration
at the presidential palace,
participants said.
The line-up was sworn in
before President Abdrabuh
Mansur Hadi, who succeeded
Saleh after he was forced to
A Palestinian young woman uses a mobile phone bearing a
portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on November
5, in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Kuwait
ens of thousands of stateless
people in Kuwait will
be offered citizenship of the
impoverished African nation of
Comoros to end their decadesold problem, the government
said yesterday.
The stateless people -known as bidoons -- would be
granted “special applications
for
Comoros’
economic
citizenship,” Kuwait’s interior
ministry assistant undersecretary
Major-General Mazen Al-Jarrah
told Al-Jarida daily.
Those who accept the offer
would be given free residence
permits in Kuwait, in addition
to a series of incentives like free
education and healthcare and
the right to employment, Jarrah
was quoted as saying.
The process would start as
soon as an embassy for Comoros
is opened in Kuwait in the
coming months.
But a lawmaker Faisal
Al-Duwaisan, a member of
parliament’s human rights
committee, described the move
as “very grave” and vowed to file
a motion to question the prime
minister if the government
implements its decision.
He said the announcement
means the government has been
providing false information
T
Newly appointed Yemeni
Prime Minister Khalid Bahah
holds a press conference after
his cabinet was sworn in at the
Presidential Palace yesterday
in the capital Sanaa.
under which the Huthis, also
known as Ansarullah, are
supposed to withdraw from
Sanaa, which they seized on
September 21.
On November 1, the main
parties signed an agreement
brokered by the UN envoy
to Yemen, Jamal Benomar,
for the formation of a
government of technocrats.
Rebel
representatives
and their rivals, the Sunni
Al-Islah (Reform) Islamic
party, mandated Hadi to
form a government and
committed to support it.
Bahah yesterday called
for political factions to
“cooperate” with the new
government to help resolve
the “dangerous” crisis.
(AFP)
More than
110,000 stateless people were
born and raised
in Kuwait and
claim the right to
citizenship in the
Gulf emirate
to lawmakers suggesting that
stateless people hold nationalities
of other countries. “If this is true,
the government should deport
them to their home countries
and not to Comoros,” he said. More than 110,000 stateless
people were born and raised in
Kuwait and claim the right to
citizenship in the Gulf emirate.
The Kuwaiti government,
which describes them as illegal
residents, says only 34,000
qualify for consideration for
citizenship.
The rest are considered natives
of other countries who either
emigrated to Kuwait after the
discovery of oil five decades ago
or were born to these migrants.
Comoros is an archipelago
state located off eastern Africa
and is a member of the Arab
League. (AFP)
TOURISM
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
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BAHRAIN
MOST
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NET
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TAX
MONEY EXCHANGE
ECONOMY IN ARAB WORLD
ratio, after a drop in Q2-2014
attributable to the increase
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wait Insurance Company income as of end Q3 registered
(BKIC) Murad Ali Murad an impressive growth of 98pc,
with Bahrain after ranking
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decline in underwriting profit Premiums registered a growth of
by 1.4pc, from BD 2.6 million as 9pc, from BD 25.8 million as of
of end Q3-2013 to BD 2.56 mil- end Q3-2013 to BD 28.2 million
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Economic freedom is based
on the cornerstones of personal choice, voluntary exchange,
freedom to compete, and security of private property.
Research shows that individuals living in countries with
high levels of economic freedom enjoy higher levels of
prosperity, greater individual
freedoms, and longer life
spans.
The report is based on data
from 2010 (the most recent
year available) but also examines more recent data to mark
out trends for individual
nations. This is crucial since
the key question in future years
will be whether the changes
underway result in greater economic freedom or whether
economies in the region continue to stagnate.
The report measures available
data on economic freedom in 22
nations of the League of Arab
States, but due to data limitations, calculations of the overall
level of economic freedom are
only available for 16 jurisdic-
Mr. Murad
tions:
Algeria,
Bahrain,
Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt,
Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
Mauritania, Morocco, Oman,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria,
Tunisia, and UAE. The rankings
are entirely based on third-party
data. The full data sets are available at www.freetheworld.com.
The report, which has been
presented since 2005, is one of a
number of regional reports
based in part or in whole on the
Fraser
Institute's
annual
Economic Freedom of the
World Report, which ranks the
economic freedom levels of 144
countries.
Mr. Al Rayes
of the main challenges that
the company facing at present is the fierce competition
between the insurance com-
panies in both Bahrain and
Kuwait markets alike, especially in the motor and medical insurance, which put more
pressure on prices which consequently affects the profits of
these companies. Mr. Al Rayes
added that the company was
recently granted (A-) credit
rating by A.M. Best, which is
the best credit rating in the local market.
Trust Re paid up capital strong
Manama
rust International Insurance and Reinsurance
Company B.S.C. (c) (Trust
Re), yesterday announced an
increase in its paid up capital,
from US$ 140 million to US$
170 million.
This emanates from the doubling of its authorised capital to
US$ 200 million in June 2013.
The company’s Risk Committee recommended the timing of capital payments in line
with internal capital model
projections.
Fadi AbuNahl, CEO of Trust
Re said, “Capital increase will
reinforce the future growth of
Trust Re, allowing it to continue
excellent service and security
for customers”. He continued by
T
CrediMax, the credit card issuer and acquirer announced that five of its employees attended the Third Customer Service Excellence Conference
held at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel. “At CrediMax, we have always been committed to developing and training our employees. Having our
employees attend such conferences as well as in-house training will develop their soft skills which helps our business grow. The Customer Service
Excellence Conference is an excellent platform that focuses on the art of dealing with customers and partners,” said the Chief Executive of CrediMax,
AnAli
aerial
view
of thehas
Bahrain
Yousif
Mirza.
CrediMax
been inBay.
constant efforts to be in line with the latest methods of customer service training and acquire the skills needed
to reach customer satisfaction and enhance customer relationships.
MANAGEMENT
THOUGHTS
Training is does
expensive
to impart
asharness
well asoftocompromise.
receive. ”
“Leadership
not always
wear the
paying tribute to the Kingdom
of Bahrain, “We are proud to be
based in Bahrain. The support
received from its institutions
and talented workforce over the
last 25 years has been a strong,
contributing factor to our rising
prosperity”.
Trust Re’s workforce numbers over 230, the majority of
whom are located in its Bahrain
Head Office with the rest spread
out in offices in Cyprus, Labuan
and Morocco. Bahrainis make
up more than half of the total
staff and the entire Trust Re
team is represented by more
than 30 different nationalities.
Having a diverse workforce is
beneficial to understanding
today’s multi-cultural business
environment.
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BUSINESS
Monday, November 10, 2014
BIBF ORGANISES
TRAINING MEET
that will be launched in 2015
to meet the growing needs
of a highly skilled force.
BIBF Director Solveig Nicklos in her opening speech
stressed the importance of
these meetings to strengthen
the strategic partnerships
with the institute’s most valued stakeholders. Over forty
representatives attended the
meeting.
Manama
IBF held its semi-annual
consultation
meeting
with training managers from
the government and private
sector at their premises the
other day. The objective of
the meeting was to address
the requirements of the various industries, discuss improvement opportunities and
introduce new programmes
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Solveig Nicklos addressing the audience
Indian FM
pledges land,
tax reforms
New Delhi
ndia will push ahead with
tough land acquisition and
tax reforms aimed at boosting
investment and kickstarting
the economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said yesterday.
He added that changes were
needed to existing legislation to
speed up the process of buying
land for industrial use, a contentious issue in India which has
long delayed projects. “Some
changes may be necessary (to
the Land Acquisition Act),” Jaitley said at an economic forum
in New Delhi. “We will first
try to reach a consensus and if
that is not possible we will go
ahead and take the decision,” he
said. Although the right-wing
government has introduced
smaller initiatives since taking
power in May, critics say it has
lacked the boldness needed to
eliminate regulatory hurdles to
doing business as it seeks to attract crucial investment.(AFP)
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BCCI attends GCC Chambers MBRF launches
‘Knowledge Conference’
Leadership session
ference attended by Jamal
Dubai
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ahrain Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, represented by CEO Nabeel
Al Mahmood attended the 34th meeting
for the Committee of Executive Leadership of the Federation of GCC Chambers
in Dubai. The meeting was also attended
by Secretary Generals, Managers, and executives of chambers and federations of
chambers of commerce and industry in the
GCC.
Al Mahmood stressed on the impor-
tance of developing a strategic plan for the
Federation to keep abreast of the economic
developments, the slow growth of the global economy and political developments
in various states. He said that it negatively
affects exports and investments of the
private sector, especially with regard to
small and medium enterprises sector.
The meeting addressed topics of mutual interest and proposals for signing
MoU with the Customs Union Commission and establishing a unified network
among the training centers of the GCC
chambers and the Federation.
T
he first Knowledge Conference under the directive of Shaikh Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE
Vice President and Prime
Minister and Ruler of Dubai,
and under the guidance of
Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Foundation (MBRF), will be
held from December 7 to 9
at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in
Dubai. The event will also
see the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Knowledge Award, which will
honour a global figure who
has contributed to the dissemination of knowledge.
The conference was announced during a Press con-
Bin Huwaireb, Managing
Director of MBRF, and Dr.
Ghaith Hamdi Fariz, Director and Coordinator of the
Arab Knowledge Report in
the United Nations Development Programme.
Shaikh
Ahmed expressed happiness
on organising the first Knowledge Conference in the region. Shaikh Ahmed said that
Knowledge Conference will
lend momentum to the movement of knowledge in the region. First Knowledge Conference is the most important
international gathering in
dissemination of knowledge
said Jamal Bin Huwaireb.
Dr. Ghaith Hamdi Fariz said
“Conference aligned with intellectual efforts to develop
knowledge components.”
LMRA honours trainees
with-special-needs
Manama
he Labour Market Regulatory Authority “LMRA”
organised an honouring ceremony for six persons-with-special-needs who had completed
the the LMRA’s summertime
training programme in cooperation with the Ministry of
Social Development. As part
of its social responsibilities,
the LMRA received a number
of students who have completed the Bank of Bahrain and
Kuwait “BBK”’s Office Duties
Diploma at Social Development Ministry’s Qualification’s
centre’s aimed at training and
imparting them with relevant
workplace skills in the period
July-September 2014.
The
trainees said they have gained
useful practical skills during
the training programme which
has opened for them vaster
job opportunities, praising the
good treatment they received
from LMRA staff. The LMRA
pays special heed to the handicapped and provides them special services suitable to various
types of disability. The LMRA’s
website provides features for
usage of the blind.
“Tamkeen”. Mr. Mofeez said
that the diploma course comes
after 14 Bahraini youths have
successfully passed the examinations and completed the
requirements of the diploma
in its first edition and have become more qualified to enter
the labour market or to develop
themselves and obtain further
promotion on the job at their
current workplace.
T
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) conducted a one-day technical workshop at Maxion
Wheels, Turkey, thus reaffirming its commitment to provide superior support services
to its customers across global markets. Customer Technical Support (CTS) Department’s
team, comprising Sr. Manager, Abdulla Habib and Product Specialist, Anand Santhanam,
visited Maxion Wheels, Turkey to highlight the products and processes used by Alba for
the Foundry Alloy product supplied to the client. The workshop - attended by the core
team from Maxion (Operations, Quality, Engineering and Purchasing) - was followed
by detailed technical discussions of mutual interest and a tour of the facility of Maxion
Wheels.
Digital Marketing Diploma batch
admission begins
Manama
he Director of Professional Certification at the International Social
Media Club, Ziyad Mofeez, announced
the beginning of admission procedures
T
for another batch of aspirant Bahraini
chief executives interested to obtain
an online Professional Digital Marketing Diploma from the Irish Digital
Marketing Institute, fully supported by
BUSINESS
13
3D PRINTING
GAINS PACE
Monday, November 10, 2014
Advancement
John Biers
New York
M
any manufacturers are at
an early stage of discovering the benefits of 3D printing,
but one of the clearest strengths
is customisation.
At Normal, consumers can
use a mobile app to photograph their ear, transmit the
shots to the New York startup’s
3D printing facility and then
receive customised earphones
within 48 hours.
David Reis, chief executive at
Israeli-US 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys.
“There’s a lot of venture
capital money coming into the
market.”
But while enthusiasm for the
technology is widespread, some
companies see it as more of a
long-term prospect than a current game changer.
Boeing does not expect to
make major metal parts with
3D printing for at least 20
After three decades in relative
obscurity, 3D printing, which
employs lasers to “print” objects
from metals or plastics according
to a digital design, has suddenly
become one of the hottest areas of
technology.
The process marries today’s
click-and-go speed with a
made-to-order ethos that recalls the days of visiting the tailor or the cobbler.
The company’s motto: “Normal: one size fits none.”
After three decades in relative obscurity, 3D printing,
which employs lasers to “print”
objects from metals or plastics
according to a digital design,
has suddenly become one of the
hottest areas of technology.
Computer giant HewlettPackard is plunging into the
business, recently announcing
it would put its own ultra-fast
3D printer on the market by
2016, “empowering people to
create, interact and inspire like
never before”.
General Electric chief executive Jeff Immelt has said 3D
printing can help make manufacturing “sexy again”, and
President Barack Obama has
praised it for having “the potential to revolutionise the way we
make almost everything”.
“It’s a little bit confusing and
the excitement is very big,” said
years, though company officials
say that time frame could be
accelerated.
3D printing “is definitely on
the radar screen,” said Dave Dietrich, technical leader for additive metals at the aerospace
giant.
“The systems need to become larger, more repeatable,
that sort of thing,” he said. “We
want to make sure we have an
appropriate amount of testing
and confidence in that process”.
Weighing the hype
3D printing has its roots in
the 1980s when inventor Chuck
Hull began experimenting with
liquid plastics that would harden when they were exposed to
ultraviolet light.
Hull ultimately discovered
that thousands of these plastic sheets could be layered, or
“printed,” on top of each other
and shaped into a three-dimensional object.
He co-founded 3D Systems,
with the company developing software to do 3D printing
Visitors look at a 3D printer printing an object, during “Inside 3D Printing” conference and exhibition in New York, in this April 22, 2013, file photo.
from computer images and
building 3D printers.
Even so, Hull in May told
the Quartz website that some
of the talk about 3D printing
“is definitely hype and won’t
happen”.
The recent surge in interest follows the embrace of 3D
printing technology by the
“maker” community -- the
new technology do-it-yourself
creative movement -- said Pete
Basiliere, research vice president at Gartner.
People can now buy their
own 3D printers for less than
$1,000, and enterprise-sized
machines begin at an inexpensive $2,500.
Market researcher Gartner forecasts that worldwide
spending on 3D printing will
rise from $1.6 billion in 2015
to around $13.4 billion in 2018.
Basiliere is especially bullish on applications for medical
devices like hearing aids and
prosthetics, where the technol-
GE is testing
3D printing for
other engine
parts, with an
eye towards
reducing
material and
energy costs.
ogy “has life-altering potential”.
The impetus for Normal
came from founder Nikki
Kaufman’s frustration about
poorly fitting earphones and
learning that a custom-made
set through conventional manufacturing could cost $2,000
and take weeks to be made.
Kaufman raised $5 million
from investors and opened her
combined factory/store in New
York City in August. The space
has 10 3D printers but room for
as many as 30.
GE is among the large manufacturers active in 3D printing.
It has been using the technology to make fuel nozzles for its
LEAP jet engines, which will go
into service in 2015.
GE uses a 200-watt laser to
melt together ultra-thin layers
made from metal powders to
make the fuel nozzle. 3D printing allows it to add cooling
pathways to prevent the buildup of carbon deposits that mar
conventionally made nozzles,
making the 3D pieces up to five
times more durable.
3D printing works especially
well for “highly sophisticated
parts that are very difficult to
make in a conventional way,”
said GE Aviation spokesman
Rick Kennedy.
GE is testing 3D printing for
other engine parts, with an eye
toward reducing material and
energy costs. But Kennedy said
adding more components to
the engine will be “very gradual” after extensive testing.
“You tread very carefully because you’re dealing with parts
that absolutely have to work,”
he said.
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BUSINESS
WBF ORGANISES
Monday, November 10, 2014
BRANDING AWARDS
Manama
orld
Branding
Forum(WBF), a nonprofit organisation registered
in England and Wales organised the World Branding
Awards in London last month.
The award focussed to provide
benefit to all those involved in
the branding community, including those who work in the
branding, design, marketing,
advertising, public relations
and communication disciplines worldwide. The forum
aims to advance the standards,
skills and education of all
those involved in the branding
and related industries through
research, development, education, recognition, networking
and outreach.
The invitation was sent to
the Advisory Council members of the World Branding
Forum. Khamis Al Muqla,
Chairman of Gulf Marcom
Group and President of the
IAA Bahrain Chapter and
member of the Advisory
Council said that awards
were given to the best global
brands in recognition of their
work and achievements. The
awards were judged on the
W
Offshore Banking: Why, Where, for
Whom and What is It, Anyway..?
I
n financial services the term ‘offshore’ comes originally
from the Channel Islands, which are “off shore” from
mainland Britain. These Crown Dependencies have always
maintained certain fiscal and taxation autonomy to the
United Kingdom, and were among the first jurisdictions to
be referred to as offshore financial centers.
Today there are about 70 offshore financial centres in the
world, as defined by the likes of the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). However, if you choose to
bank in any jurisdiction other than the one in which you’re
living, you might be considered to have an offshore bank
account.
From right, Mr. Al Muqla with Mr. Pek and Mr. Rowles.
basis of brand valuation, consumer market research, public online voting as well as
the World Branding Forum’s
Advisory Council. Famous
commentator and presenter
for Sky Sports F1 Channel,
David Croft was the host of
the World Branding Awards.
Mr. Al Muqla said that
the World Branding Awards
the premier awards are of
the World Branding Forum
consisting of 2 categories.
The global award is presented to international brands
that have a presence in ten
or more countries, in 3 or
more continents. These are
global household names and
the award is limited to the
top 100 global brands in any
particular year. The national
award is presented to the very
top brands in each participating country at the awards.
Peter Pek from Malaysia is
the founder of the World
Branding Forum and Richard
Rowles is the Chairman.
“Planning for Agility” makes a splash
Dubai
M
indshare, global media
agency network, helping
clients to make collaborative
and adaptive decisions held a
media summit recently under
the theme “Planning for Agility,” It brought together the industry’s brightest minds to discuss harmonising Paid, Owned,
and Earned channels to maximise brand awareness and marketing effectiveness.
“Planning for Agility” drew
celebrity speakers from the
fields of tech, brain science and
sports. They included Daniel
Sieberg, Author of “The Digi-
The session in progress.
tal Diet” and Google’s Head of
Media Outreach, Dutch football superstar Ruud Gullit,
Renowned ethical hacker and
technologist Josh Klein and
Supermodel and CEO Caprice
Bourret, Brain science expert
Olivier Oullier. Three experts
from the global Mindshare
team Liam MacManus, Tim Elton and Sean Jefferson attended
the session. “Whether we are
talking about large brands or
small brands, maximising the
potential of today’s marketplace
requires agile planning,” said
Mindshare MENA CEO Samir
Ayoub.
Batelco employee wins CCNA Netriders competition
B
Manama
atelco announced that one
of its Networking Academy
representatives has won the top
prize in the Middle East, North
Africa, Turkey and Pakistan
division of the 2014 EMEA
(Europe, Middle East, Africa)
CCNA Netriders competition. This is the first time that
a representative from Bahrain
has won the top award at the
annual CCNA (Cisco Certified
Network Associate) regional
Netriders contest. A number of
Networking Academy employees participated in a National
competition held for all of Bahrain’s Networking Academies
in May, with three of Batelco’s
Interface with ASvW
entrants, Nawaf Zaghmout,
Eshan Fathi and Ahmed Alasfoor winning the first three top
spots in the Kingdom, giving
them automatic entry into the
regional competition. Nawaf
walked away with the top regional prize.
The regional final competition included the winners
from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt,
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Levant/
UNRWA, Morocco, Oman,
Pakistan, Palestinian Territory,
Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey
and United Arab Emirates. All
were vying for the top prize of
a study trip to Cisco Headquarters in the Silicon Valley in California, USA in January 2015.
Batelco General Manager HR
& Corporate Services Suhaila
Alnowakhda
congratulated
participants for winning the
top three slots and especially to
Nawaf for his tremendous hard
work that attained him the top
regional prize.Batelco’s Cisco
Networking Academy conducts
the CCNA Routing & Switching training course, which
takes 6 months to complete, for
between fifteen and thirty candidates every year.
The old “Money in a Jar” system may no longer work
Banking offshore has many potential benefits; particularly for certain parts of society such as expatriates who
work in The Gulf, for example. Others who may benefit include those seeking flexible company bank accounts, those
seeking privacy of their assets and transactions, and anyone
who requires an international account.
Offshore Financial Centers
As mentioned above, according to lists compiled by the
IMF, OECD and the Financial Secrecy Index/Tax Justice
Network, there are around 70 offshore financial centers active in the world today. However, if you scan your eyes over
such a list you will see real diversity when it comes to the
legitimacy image of those centers.
There are well-respected and known countries such
as Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Ireland, Jersey and
Guernsey on the one hand – and perhaps less economically
strong or stable countries and states such as Costa Rica,
Guatemala, the Philippines, Uruguay and even the Vatican
City on the other!
Therefore when it comes to choosing an offshore bank
account, one of the most important considerations is the
jurisdiction in which the bank is based. Some of the criteria
you can apply to your country search include how financial
services institutions in the jurisdiction in question are regulated, and what investor or consumer protection schemes
are in place for anyone who holds an offshore bank account
therein.
For example, the Isle of Man, which was considered a
reputable offshore haven in the past, has so far failed many
who were affected by the recent banking crisis and subsequent closure of several banks. Their depositor protection
scheme only covered the first £50,000 of saved wealth,
meaning anyone who lost over this sum was not covered
for the full extent of their loss.
As an individual considering opening an offshore bank
account you must ensure you choose a reputable offshore
financial centre, and one where your privacy as well as your
assets will be well protected.
Next week we’ll talk a bit more about who banks offshore,
why and with what banks.
...your ASvW
(The views and opinions expressed in this article are
those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy
or position of this newspaper)
Alex R. Suchy von Weissenfeld, PhD
Ms Alnowakhda with (from left to right) Nawaf Zaghmout, Ahmed
Alasfoor and Eshan Fathi.
send him an email with your questions:
[email protected]
Monday, November 10, 2014
BUSINESS
SHARED STANCE
Xi, Putin to ‘harvest the fruits’ of deepening ties
Beijing
hinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian
counterpart Vladimir Putin
promised ever-closer cooperation yesterday as they met for
the 10th time in less than two
years. The two men, who held
talks in Beijing, have increasingly stressed their shared
outlook which mirrors the
countries’ converging trade,
investment and geopolitical
interests. The two sides signed
a series of agreements to step
up their multi-billion-dollar
natural resources collaboration. “Together we have carefully taken care of the tree of
C
Russian-Chinese relations,”
Xi told Putin at the Diaoyutai
state guesthouse in Beijing.
“Now fall (autumn) has set in,
it’s harvest time, it’s time to
gather fruit,” he said.
“No matter the changes on
the global arena, we should
stick to the chosen path to
expand and strengthen our
comprehensive
mutually
fruitful cooperation.” Russia
and China have been brought
together by mutual geopolitical concerns, among them
wariness of the United States.
The two countries often vote
as a pair on the UN Security
Council, where both hold a
veto, sometimes in opposition
to Western powers on issues
such as Syria. Putin said Russian-Chinese cooperation was
“very important for keeping
the world within the framework of international law, to
make it more stable, more
predictable”.
“Me and you have done a lot
for this and I am sure we will
continue to work in this manner in the future,” he added.
Moscow faces harsh Western
criticism and sanctions over
its seizure of Crimea and the
conflict in eastern Ukraine,
which could see Europe reduce its consumption of Russian gas. China also has tense
relationships over territorial
disputes with neighbours such
as Japan, Vietnam and the
Philippines. Under Xi, Communist China has mounted
crackdowns on dissidents and
tightened limits on expression, while critics accuse Putin’s Russia of rights abuses.
China is constantly on the
lookout for resources to power its economic growth. After
a decade of negotiations, the
countries signed a huge 30year gas deal for the ChinaRussia East Route pipeline,
said to be worth $400 billion,
during a visit to China by
Putin in May. Yesterday they
stepped up the engagement,
signing a memorandum of
understanding to develop a
second route to supply China with Russian natural gas,
dubbed the “western” route.
The agreement could lead to
a deal which would see China
potentially becoming the biggest consumer of gas from
Russia, overtaking Europe.
Alexei Miller, head of gas giant Gazprom, told Russian
state television: “Gas deliveries along the western route
will be flowing from fields
in West Siberia, the resource
base that we use now for delivering gas to Europe. This project will help us diversify gas
supply from our traditional
gas producing regions.”
BIZ
15
BITES
Formosa to invest
$2.0 billion in US
Taipei
aiwan’s petrochemical
giant Formosa Plastics
Group plans to pour another
$2 billion into its US investment projects as part of efforts to profit from North
America’s shale energy revolution, local media said yesterday. The investment was
spurred by cheap supplies of
natural gas, Wang Wen-yuan,
director of the group, said at
the group’s annual sports day
event on Saturday, according
to the Economic Daily News
and Apple Daily. The ethylene produced from shale gas
costs only around $300 per
tonne, compared with $900
per tonne from oil, he was
cited as saying. Ethylene is
an organic compound widely
used in chemical industry.
T
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Monday, November 10, 2014
The Kingdom hosted a vocational development workshop for teachers and supervisors of Islamic education
curricula, in association with the Arab Education Office for Gulf countries. Education Minister Dr. Majid
Al-Nuaimi inaugurated the workshop, which was attended by 42 teachers and specialists of Islamic education
courses. Education Ministry’s Undersecretary for Education and Curricula, Dr. Abdulla Yousef Al-Muttawa and
the Director of Programmes at the Arab Education Office for Gulf countries, Abdulrahman Abdulaziz and
several officials were present on the occasion.
AMAISB has announced
that IB Diploma Programme
is part of its curriculum
offerings. The IB Diploma
Programme Authorisation
Certificate was awarded by
Siva Kumari, Director-General
of International Baccalaureate
Organisation
based
in
Geneva, Switzerland during
the IB Regional Conference
for Africa, Middle East and
Europe held at Marriot Hotel,
Rome, Italy, last month.
Ambassador Amable Aguiluz
V, the founder and owner
of AMA Education System
applauded the school under
the leadership of Marietta S.
Sicat, the School Director, for
accomplishing yet another
milestone in bringing quality
education in the Kingdom.
Somalia’s President Hassan Shaikh Mahmoud presented the Supreme Council for Youth a
Chairman, Bahrain Olympic Committee President and Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) C
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa with a State Certificate of Appreciation in recognit
support for the Somali people. RCO Secretary-General Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed received the c
on behalf of Shaikh Nasser in a ceremony marking the implementation of Bahrain’s p
Somalia.
BDF Chief of Staff Major General Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the meeting o
Security Committee, yesterday. The meeting focused on ways to strengthen coordinatio
the military and security bodies in the Kingdom. Public Security Chief Major-General Tariq
Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Operations, Major-General Dheyab Saqr Al-Nuaimi, National G
Director, Major-General Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa and a number of senior secur
and officials attended the meeting.
Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) Secretary-General Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed took part in Al-Hilal Hospital Breast Cancer Campaign 2014, themed “ Beat Breast Cancer”, in the presence of Al- Hilal’s Chief Execut
Dr. Sai Giridhar. The hospital offered free breast cancer check-up for 55 widows, with the provision of medical advice service by a specialist gynaecologist.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Interior Minister Lt. General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa received the Pakistani
Ambassador Muhammad Saeed Khan yesterday. They reviewed the friendly BahrainiPakistani relations as well as issues of mutual concern.
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His Majesty the King’s Advisor for Media Affairs, Nabeel bin Yaqoob Alhamer yesterday
received the Russian Ambassador, Victor Smirnov. Alhamer affirmed the deep-rooted
Bahraini-Russian relations, praising their advancement in all fields.
and Sport
Chairman,
tion of his
certificate
projects in
of the Joint
on among
Al Hassan,
Guard Staff
rity officers
tive Officer
Under the patronage of Minister
of State for Defence Affairs, Lt.
General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed
bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, RCSI
Bahrain has officially opened
its new state-of-the-art sports
facilities. The project worth
US$700,000 includes a new
artificial football pitch, basketball
court and the renovation of
existing sports facilities. Speaking
on the occasion, COO of RCSI
Bahrain, Stephen HarrisonMirfield said that the university
wants to see the new facilities
used to promote intercollegiate
events and to improve the
overall health of Bahrainis.
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Beyonce, Jay Z plan French pregnancy?
London
Beyonce and Jay Z are
reportedly planning to have
a second child in France
soon, which shuns the
couple’s split rumors.
Sources have revealed
that the duo was keen to
take a year out in Europe,
Spears posts
selfie with
new beau
Los Angeles
Singer Britney Spears has taken
to a social media platform to post
a selfie featuring herself with
producer and writer Charlie
Ebersol, whom she is reportedly
dating.
The 32-year-old singer has
posted the selfie with Ebersol
on her Instagram page,
reports eonline.com.
In the photograph,
Spears looks happy as
she flashes her pearly
whites, while Ebersol is
seen wearing a classy
collared shirt and knit
sweater.
The pop star’s romance
rumours surfaced just
over two months after her
break-up from former
boyfriend David
Lucado.
which will allow the ‘XO’
singer to have a quiet,
stress-free pregnancy, the
Mirror reported.
The 33-year-old artist
is keen to put down roots
there because her mum’s
side of the family is partFrench and they adore
a
the laid-back lifestyle and
culture, sources further
added.
The showbiz power
couple, who are already
parents to two-year-old
daughter Blue Ivy, are
thought to be planning to
buy a property in France.
LOW PHASE IN CAREER WAS
A LESSON FOR DEEPIKA
Mumbai
ighs and lows are part of everyone’s lives. For actress
Deepika Padukone, it was no different. She says
patience is the key to sail through the low phases.
“As an actress, you have to go through both the phases.
Today, I am doing well, but I have learnt a lot from my
low phase when my films were not doing well,” Deepika
said here.
H
How does she cope with failure?
“I have learned that no matter whatever you do,
you just have to keep some patience and things will
happen,” she added.
After entering Bollywood with a bang with a
double role in “Om Shanti Om”, the model-turnedactress was panned by critics for her choice of films,
for her expressionless face and for her
average dance skills. But she stunned all
naysayers with her performances in
films like “Cocktail”, “Yeh Jawaani
Hai Deewani”, “Chennai Express” and
“Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela”.
Her latest release is “Happy New
Year”, which has turned out to be
a gold spinner at the box office.
It’s her third hit with superstar
Shah Rukh Khan after “Om
Shanti Om” and “Chennai
Express.”
Padukone loved my bald
look: Ranveer Singh
A
ctor Ranveer Singh, who has
a clean-shaven pete for
“Bajirao Mastani”, says
his co-star Deepika
Padukone, also his
rumoured ladylove,
loved the look.
Asked
how
Deepika reacted to his
new look, Ranveer said:
“Deepika loved the look. I
had shown her my pictures in
costume. She is very happy and
excited about joining the shoot
of the film… it will happen
within a couple of months.”
Directed by Sanjay Leela
Bhansali, “Bajirao Mastani” also
featured Priyanka Chopra in a
key role.
Is Ranveer himself used to
seeing his hairless skull in the
mirror?
Lawrence won’t go to India to
promote ‘The Hunger Games’
Mumbai
umours were rife that Hollywood actress Jennifer
Lawrence will visit India to promote her film ‘The
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’. But the film’s
distributors in the country have shot down all
speculations.
“This claim of her travelling to India is untrue.
Jennifer Lawrence is not coming to India,
at least not for the promotions of ‘The
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’.
These are just rumours created created by
unreliable sources,” Deepak Sharma, chief
operating officer, PVR Pictures, said in a statement.
While the actress will be touring the world to promote the movie,
India is not on the radar for her as of now.
Meanwhile, her film is ready to enthrall fans worldwide. It releases
Nov 21 in the international market, and a week later in India.
R
“I felt nervous when I was
in the car and on the
way for my ‘mundan’
(head-shaving). But I
have chosen to play
Bajirao, who was
a bald guy. Eight
years ago, I had
gone bald too, so it’s
a welcome change. I
like to do different things
to keep myself amused and
excited,” he said.
But Ranveer is also keeping
a shendi — a tuft of hair left on
top or on the back of the head.
“It will hopefully grow long
by the end of the film! The shoot
will take a year and Mr. Bhansali
doesn’t want this look to become
public. He has asked me to wear
a hat whenever I go out,” said
Ranveer.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Celeb s
Rihanna
hosting ball
for charity
Los Angeles
R
ihanna is “proud” to be
hosting a special charity
ball to raise funds for her
foundation.
Rihanna is “proud” to be
hosting her inaugural Diamond
Ball in Beverly Hills next
month to raise funds for her
Clara Lionel Foundation that
promotes education and arts
globally.
Soul hitmaker Rihanna
has announced the inaugural
Diamond Ball will take
place at The Vineyard in
Beverly Hills, California on
December 11 to benefit her
Clara Lionel Foundation that
promotes education and arts
globally.
In a statement, the 25-yearold star said: “There is truly
nothing I’m more proud of and
we’ve just gotten started. I’m
excited to continue my work
and thrilled to
be able
to host the
Diamond
Ball - a
night that
promises
to
be
elegant and
inspirational.”
MCCONAUGHEY WON’T
RAISE HIS KIDS
IN HOLLYWOOD
Los Angeles
A
ctor Matthew McConaughey says
he won’t raise his children in
Hollywood because he prefers to be
close to his extended family in Texas.
The actor has always planned
to bring Levi, six, Vida, four, and
22-month-old Livingston up in his
home state of Texas, where they can
be closer to their extended family,
reports contactmusic.com.
“I never had anything against
the idea of bringing my kids up in
Hollywood, but on the other hand, I
do want to base them in Texas. My
mother lives about 25 minutes away
so I get to see her, and the grandkids
get to see her, every weekend instead
of twice a year,” the actor told Hello
magazine.
“I also have two brothers who live
there, so we see family much more
often than we used to and that’s
important to me, especially as
everyone is getting older. My
mother is 82,” he added.
The 44-year-old, who lost
a lot of weight for his role in
the Academy Award-winning
film “Dallas Buyers Club”
- admitted that he loved
indulging in Texan food at
home.
“Plus I like Texas, I like
the space, I like the latitude,
I like the people, I like the
food, I like the common
sense, I like the creativity. I
just like it,” he said.
And the devoted father
admitted he “always” wanted
to be a parent.
Sophia Loren was
under pressure to
fix her ‘long nose’
Los Angeles
R
enowned actress Sophia
Loren says she was under
pressure to have plastic surgery to fix
her ‘’long nose’’.
The 80-year-old “Two Women” actress
has revealed that movie executives would
tell her to fix certain parts of her face to
make her more attractive on film, reports
contactmusic.com.
‘’I always tried not to listen to
these people.They were saying that
my nose was too long and my mouth
was too big. It didn’t hurt me at all
because when I believe in something,
it’s like war. It’s a battle,” she said.
Loren even admitted that at the time
her film producer husband Carlo Ponti,
who passed away in January 2007, also
encouraged her to go under the knife.
“(Carlo said,) ‘You know the
cameramen, they say that your
nose is too long. Maybe you have
to touch it a little bit.’ And I
said: ‘Listen, I don’t want to
touch nothing on my face
because I like my face. If I
have to change my nose, I am
going back to Pozzuoli (her
home town in Italy).’
‘’At that time, they used
to do noses like a French
nose with a little tip at the
end - they liked that. Can you
imagine me with a nose like
that?” she said.
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Katie Price
still haunted
by husband’s
infidelity
Los Angeles
Singer Katie Price says
she is still haunted by
the cheating antics of her
husband Kieran Hayler
after he slept with two of
her friends, even though
she has subsequently
taken him back.
Price has reconciled with
the former male stripper
who she married last year
following revelations he
had affairs with her two
best friends, Jane Pountney
and Chrissy Thomas, the
pop star admits she is
haunted by his cheating
antics on a daily basis,
reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I never will get over it.
It paralyses me everyday.
But, you know, I try to be
positive in life. He`s getting
help,
Price he`s had rehab. It`s
like a sex addiction, it`s like
an adrenaline. The thing is,
people always believe that
someone is an alcoholic
or a drug addict. But they
need believe they`ve got
a sex addiction of some
sort,” she said on the show
“This Morning”.
“Lots of things happened
to him when he was a kid,
which I never knew until
all of this happened. I`m
not saying it`s an excuse or
anything ... but, you know,
I`m still gobsmacked he`s
done it, because I was in
shock myself.
“But my friends, I`ve now
realised they`re not my real
friends. But he does have a
problem and he`s getting
help for it,” she added.
Hayler is the father of
two of her five children,
Jett, 15 months and threemonth-old Bunny. Katie
also has kids, Harvey, 12,
from her past relationship
with Dwight Yorke and
Junior, nine, and Princess,
seven, from her marriage
to Peter Andre has stayed
loyal to Kieran because she
still loves her husband and
not because it`s best thing
for their kids.
She
doesn`t
think
couples should be together
just because of their kids.
“I want a happy home,” she
added.
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Ripley’s
Monday, November 10, 2014
by John Graziano
BETTER English
Meaning of steal someone’s thunder
W
hen you steal someone’s
thunder,
you
take
credit for something that
someone else has done, and
in the process prevent this
individual from getting the
public recognition that is due
to him/her. You achieve this
by doing or saying something
that the other person had
planned to. By doing this,
you become the centre of
attention, while the person
who did the actual work fades
into the background.
YOUR STARS TODAY
ARIES:
20th March 20th April
The amazing thing
about your nature is
that, like a good politician,
you have just the right tone of
voice and catch phrase for
every situation. You can
put on your smile and
charm.
LEO: 20th
July - 20th
Aug
Start the day with some
vigorous yoga and then
some meditation to help
clear your mind, Leo.
Stretch your body and
get the blood flowing
through all of your
limbs. Once your
blood is flowing,
your mind will
get moving.
TAURUS :
20th April - 20th May
You’re apt to get the feeling that
the grass is greener on the other side
of the fence today, Taurus. Try not to get too
hung up on this. Either make the effort to
go where the landscape looks richer and
more fruitful or stay where you
are.
VIRGO : 20th
Aug - 20th Sept
Do something
for the community
today, Virgo, and really
consider how your
talents and skills can best
be put to work. Consider
volunteering at a school
or library. Donate
blood or help the
elderly.
SAGITTARIUS :
20th Nov - 20th Dec
Imagination and fantasy play
a big part in your thinking today,
Sagittarius, and you shouldn’t hesitate
to embrace this frame of mind. There’s a great
deal of power to be drawn from your
sense of freedom to explore and
dream.
GEMINI :
20th May - 20th June
Your mind may wander to a
fantasyland full of castles, wizards, and
magic dragons today, Gemini. You could
find that you’re putting yourself in the robes
of a beautiful or handsome figure in a tall
tower who’s waiting for the perfect
mate to come along.
LIBRA :
20th Sep - 20th Oct
If you’re having trouble tackling
a giant problem, Libra, don’t get
discouraged or overwhelmed. They
key for you is to break things down into
smaller chunks, analyze them, and
figure out their role within
the greater whole.
CAPRICORN:
20th Dec - 20th Jan
Engage more of your
rational mind today,
Capricorn. If your mind
continues on its track into
a fantasy world, you might
consider enlisting the help of
people who can help you
bring some discipline to
your situation.
CANCER:
20th June - 20th
July
Get on the fast track
and use your powerful
words and creative mind to
make quick decisions that are
mindful yet spontaneous. If
you get in a pinch today,
Cancer, don’t worry
about it.
SCORPIO :
20th Oct - 20th
Nov
It may seem like
everyone around you
is happy and getting what
they want while you’re stuck in
the trenches, Scorpio. Don’t
compare yourself to other
people and make judgments
based on outside
appearances.
AQUARIUS:
20th Jan - 20th
Feb
Suppose you were someone
else for a day, Aquarius. How would it
feel to be treated the way you normally
treat other people? This is a good time
to put yourself in someone else’s
shoes and experience life
through their eyes.
PISCES :
20th Feb - 20th
Mar
Today your thoughts
may turn to fashion
and the different
ways in which you
can improve your
wardrobe. Don’t be
afraid to create a look
that reflects your
true inner spirit.
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Monday, November 10, 2014
CROSSWORD
Across
1- Weeps; 5- Unit of volume; 10- Salmon that has
spawned; 14- Director Ephron; 15- Missouri feeder; 16Revivalists; 17- Like a line, briefly; 18- Author of fables;
19- Actor Estrada; 20- Bawdry; 22- Ages; 23- Vane dir.; 24Mischievous fairy; 25- Food canning factory; 29- Pilot; 33Women’s wear; 34- Annapolis inst.; 36- Bird of peace; 37VCR button; 38- Descendant; 39- Barbie’s beau; 40- Peeling
potatoes, perhaps; 42- Approved; 43- Musical drama; 45Stonework; 47- Endless; 49- Perceive; 50- Half and half;
51- Singer Bonnie; 54- Madeup; 60- Jessica of “Dark Angel”;
61- Choir members; 62- Able was ___...; 63- For men only;
64- Muslim messiah; 65- Swindle; 66- Yorkshire river; 67Twixt’s partner; 68- This, in Tijuana;
Yesterday’s solution
Down
1- Highbrow; 2- Mrs. Chaplin; 3- Make beer; 4- Makes
sorrowful; 5- One that lends; 6- Words of understanding;
7- Soviet news agency; 8- Freudian topics; 9- Agent; 10Rollerblader’s protector; 11- Architect Saarinen; 12- Beef
cut; 13- Sounds of disapproval; 21- Supermodel Sastre; 22Parisian pal; 24- Lendl of tennis; 25- PC storage medium;
26- Sports area; 27- Head supporters; 28- Disgusting; 29Cathode’s contrary; 30- Memento; 31- ___ barrel; 32- Of the
kidneys; 35- Sprechen ___ Deutsch?; 38- Open infection,
painful; 41- Mail charge; 43- Vintner’s prefix; 44- Exact; 46Can be used to catch fish or surf!; 48- Alarm bell; 51- Tabula
___; 52- Prefix with meter; 53- Support beam; 54- Talon;
55- Will-___-wisp; 56- Lymph ___; 57- Gumshoes; 58- Part
of Q.E.D.; 59- Audition tape; 61- Qty.;
BEETLE BAILEY
IN HISTORY
S U D O KU
R
LAUGH @ LIFE
What a little marvel!
Hoy en la Historia
November 10, 1957
The Great Wall of China opened
to tourists for the first time. Lying
northwest of Beijing, this part of
the wall was built in the Ming
Dynasty, between 1368 and 1644
1914: During World War I the Australian
cruiser Sydney attacked and crippled
the German cruiser Emden off Sumatra
1969: Long-running American TV
series Sesame Street, featuring Jim
Henson’s Muppets, made its debut
1983: The working of a computer virus
was demonstrated for the first time
2009: A South Korean warship
exchanged fire with a North Korean
naval vessel, the first such incident
in seven years
Picture: Associated Press
© GRAPHIC NEWS
F
or the past four months
- his entire life - he has
been hooked up to dozens
of wires in hospital.
So
for
his
first
Halloween, this premature
newborn’s father decided
to do something special.
Eric Hart, a prop maker
from North Carolina,
filmed himself creating
a pint-sized Iron Man
costume for his son,
Collier, in a bid to ‘help
him feel brave’.
Using a paper pattern
he found online, which he
drastically scaled down,
he cut out various sections
of the bionic hero’s outfit,
before tracing the shapes
on to pieces of foam.
He
then
carefully
snipped the red and
yellow foam and secured
the shapes together to
form a helmet using hot
glue in a workshop at his
Burlington home.
The devoted father,
who works at Triad Stage,
later placed the finished
creation on Collier’s head
as he lay in his mother’s
arms in intensive care on
October 31.
Despite the youngster
only donning the outfit
for a minute, it seems to
have aided his recovery
- with Collier apparently
‘getting stronger every
day’.
Following the costume’s
completion, the video of
its step-by-step creation
was posted by Hart on
YouTube, where it has
been dubbed ‘adorable’
and ‘heartwarming’ by
users.
Speaking to Right This
Minute, Hart said he
was inspired to create
the Iron Man costume
because Tony Stark - like
his son - needs to be
attached to wires in order
to survive.
‘Collier’s hooked up to
the machines all the time
and Iron Man, he built the
suit because he needed a
machine to keep himself
alive,’ he said.
‘I just thought if he had
a little Iron Man suit he
could come home with us.’
How to play:
Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column
down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.
Yesterday’s solution
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PREPARE YOUR
SKIN FOR WINTER
Al Anood Al Khalifa
Manama
W
Looks matter
Monday, November 10, 2014
eather has a huge impact
on your skin. Whether
hot or cold, skin all over your
body can easily get affected,
causing everything from acne
breakouts or dry patches that
are always itchy!
The weather now is
getting colder, this means
lower humidity which will
make our skin dry. We all
know that the skin deserves
attention since it is one of
the most important organs!
It gives us our appearance,
sense of touch and even the
temperature control.
Prevent your skin from
drying out by using body
lotions that repair the skin
and are hydrating.
We all hate it when our skin
becomes dry and flaky. One
lotion my daughter told me
about is the Eucerin
Plus Intensive Repair
lotion. Eucerin is a huge
brand that offers a variety
of moisturisers and
amazing products.
My daughter swears
by it, and would
never go to bed
without
applying
the Eucerin repair
lotion.
What
it
does
is that it hydrates
and smoothes the
skin. The formula
is fragrance-free, it
looks like a lotion
Professional beautician and make-up artist Laila Bukanan highly
recommends Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair lotion to those who
want to have a healthy, non itchy and great skin during winter.
Read on to find out why she loves this product so much…
What it does is
that it hydrates
and smoothes the
skin. The formula
is fragrance-free, it
looks like a lotion
but feels like a
cream which is a
plus point.
Beauty tips:
Loofah madness!
When cheap loofah
sponges were suddenly
hard
to
find
in
supermarkets unless
combined with a body
wash that I probably
hate, I resorted to
trying out loofah pads
in supermarkets. And
for two times in a
row of buying them, I
regret it.
They just feel horrible
on your skin, they turn a
dirty colour quite fast and
the straws in the pad keep
falling off only proving how
much
of a cheap quality it is. If you
want to be
satisfied with a loofah every few months, invest on joyful baths
for Body Shop’s Bath Gloves. Not only does it dry up easily but
it is sure to scrub you squeaky clean.
Tara L.
Mud packed face
The thing about mud masks
is that they tighten and cool
your face with their very odd
feeling, but they also scare
your partner away and make
them think it reeks of actual
swamp mud.
It is probably an exaggeration
and your partner should just get
over
themselves but yet I still found out that
easy homemade face masks served the best outcomes for soft
skin.
With a mix of yogurt, orange zest and honey, you’ll be
happy that your face is as soft as it can ever be in addition to
the minimal protests from your partner!
Bea F.
Primer layers
but feels like a cream
which is a plus point.
It takes a while to sink
in, but once it does,
it leaves skin feeling
clean and not sticky
at all.
I have recently started using
this product. Something else
I love about it is that it lasts
all day. The exfoliating AHAs
dissolve the dull, ashy patches
of skin without stinging or
irritation.
I would recommend that
you apply sunscreen after using
this product, because AHAs
can make your skin more sun
sensitive.
Eucerin can be found in all
pharmacies.
I’ve never been quite the
expert when it comes to
primers, nor do I know of
how necessary it is. I had
an awful experience with
foundation when I took
the ghostly debut during
my graduation, and trying
the primer for the sake of my
blemishes only proves me right
when it comes to the heaviness of
its feeling
and creaminess on your face.
But primer Smashbox is a smooth application and a nice
base before make-up, which is just easy for me to use without
all the heavy creaminess.
Selina K.
Don’t trust your friends when it comes to lipstick!
THE BEAUTY
B loopers
I’ve learnt that I cant just pull of everything, I’m tired of
beauty products that are mostly aimed at light skinned
people, I have a dark complexion and I find it quite hard
to find products or styles that fit my skin, most of the
time I find myself importing products or even going
online to find the best way to mix products to produce
something that fits my skin color, -Kelly P.
Don’t
trust your friends
when it comes to lipsticks,
seriously, they keep telling that I
can pull off exotic colours like green
or purple but then I see my photos on
Facebook and frown, I’m no longer
experimenting, ill stick to the usual
colours, I don’t need to make statements anymore and i wont
listen to them again
-Ala’a A.
I don’t even know why women aren’t
going for matter foundation, I’ve
switched recently and wow, magic, I’ve
finally beat the weather. Matte foundation just stays longer, and it doesn’t even
break up fast like the regular foundation,
and best of all, it’s not greasy and doesn’t
create blotch effect. -Elle M.
Kenya police
probedivided
hate speech leaflets
Catalan
Monday, November 10, 2014
Democrats’ election rout
OBAMA TAKES
RESPONSIBILITY
Washington
S President Barack Obama
has taken responsibility for
his party’s crushing defeat in
last week’s midterm elections.
“We got beat,” Obama told CBS
News in an interview broadcast
yesterday. “The buck stops right
here at my desk. And so whenever, as the head of the party, it
doesn’t do well, I’ve got to take
responsibility for it,” he added.
The Republicans snatched con-
U
H
Lyon, France
nother unidentified drone was spotted this week flying
over a French nuclear plant, adding to a spate of mystery
drones over the past month, the nuclear plant at Bugey reported on its website. “The surveillance teams at the Bugey
plant detected the illegal presence of an aircraft similar to a
drone in the air perimeter of the plant,” a statement on the
website said, indicating it happened on Thursday. The Bugey
plant located in east-central France, which has seen four mystery drone flyovers, added that the drone had no affect on the
security or functioning of the facility. The latest flyover brings
to 19 the number of unidentified drones spotted over nuclear
plants since October 19 throughout France -- heavily dependent on nuclear energy with 58 reactors at 19 plants. Police
are clueless as to who is piloting these unmanned aircraft at
a time of heightened vigilance in the face of Islamist extremism. French law bans small, civilian drones from areas such
as nuclear facilities, which are protected by a no-fly zone that
spans a 2.5-kilometre (1.6-mile) radius and a height of 1,000
metres. State-run power company EDF was the first to ring
the alarm bells when it announced it had filed a complaint
with police after detecting the small unmanned aerial vehicles
zipping over seven nuclear plants last month.
A
San Francisco
new installment of blockbuster video game “Assassin’s
Creed” makes its worldwide debut tomorrow, allowing
players to wield deadly skills on the streets of Paris during the
French Revolution. “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” is the latest installment of the annual, history-based action franchise from
French gaming developer Ubisoft. “I was surprised how realistic it could be,” Ubisoft chief and co-founder Yves Guillemot
told AFP at a major E3 video game tade show earlier this year.
“From the street names to how it was before compared to how
it is now, you are really more into the details when it is your
own city,” he said. “From the street names to how it was before
compared to how it is now, you are really more into the details
when it is your own city,” he said. Billed as the most “dense
and immersive” version of the hit franchise ever created, “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” casts players in the role of a young man
who grows into a master assassin and helps shape the fate
of France. “We have been working with lots of people to try
to get the spirit of the French Revolution -- what happened
and why it happened,” Guillemot said. Initially launched in
2007, “Assassin’s Creed” has sold more than 78 million units
worldwide, making it one of the top-selling video game lines
worldwide.
A
Obama
tive powers to make changes to
the immigration system -- unless Republicans approve legislation by the end of the year.
“The minute they pass a bill that
addresses the problems with immigration reform, I will sign it,
and it supersedes whatever actions I take,” Obama said. John
Boehner, the top Republican
in Congress, and other party
leaders, have warned Obama
against taking unilateral action
on immigration.
Mean while Obama said a
“big gap” remains in international nuclear negotiations with
Iran and he questioned whether
talks would succeed. “Are we going to be able to close this final
gap so that (Iran) can reenter
the international community,
sanctions can be slowly reduced
and we have verifiable, lock tight
assurances that they can’t develop a nuclear weapon,” Obama
said. “There’s still a big gap. We
may not be able to get there.”
His remarks came as America’s
top envoy, Secretary of State
John Kerry and Iran’s Foreign
Minister Mohammad Javad
Zarif started talks Sunday in
Oman, the latest diplomatic effort ahead of a November 24 nuclear deal deadline. Iran and the
P5+1 powers -- Britain, China,
France, Russia, the United States
plus Germany -- are seeking an
agreement on reining in Iran’s
nuclear program, in exchange
for sanctions relief.(AFP)
HK farmers protest over tycoon land grab
Hong Kong
ong Kong farming villages bordering mainland China are locked in a bitter struggle against property
developers accused of “land
hoarding”, as resentment of
the city’s vast wealth gap fuels
democracy protests. Now in
their second month, the protests were sparked by Beijing’s
insistence on vetting candidates
in Hong Kong’s next leadership elections in 2017 -- but the
perceived cosy relationship between the government and the
city’s powerful business elite
is also a key source of anger.
While developers snap up valuable real estate across the city,
soaring house prices and rental
costs leave the majority of the
population struggling to afford
private housing.
Farmers in the outlying New
New flyover in French drone mystery
New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ dives into
French Revolution
Obama also
renewed his
vow to use his
executive powers
to make changes
to the immigration
system.
trol of the Senate, tightened its
grip on the House of Representatives and won key Democrat
governorships in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
“The message that I took from
this election, and we’ve seen this
in a number of elections, successive elections, is people want
to see this city (Washington)
work,” Obama said. “They feel
as if it’s not working,” the US
leader said, adding that there
had been a “failure of politics”
in America. Obama also renewed his vow to use his execu-
WORLD
23
Territories near the mainland
border are now joining the
push back against the government and developers as their
land comes under threat. A
multi-billion dollar government project will see scarce agricultural land developed, and
thousands uprooted to make
way for townships that officials
say will help to meet demand
for housing. But with only a
tiny sliver of the proposed 614
hectares area reserved for public housing -- and a bigger slice
for commercial complexes as
well as private flats beyond the
reach of most Hong Kongers -villagers argue that the project
is designed mainly to enrich
real estate giants.
“Ordinary people like me
can only dream of affording the
apartments that will be built
here,” said Yung King-yu, a
19-year-old resident of Ma Shi
Po, one of the affected villages.
“So how will this project meet
Hong Kong’s housing needs?”
asks Yung, who regularly camps
at one of the democracy protest
sites. Given the area’s proximity
to the border, the project has
also spawned concerns that it
will cater more to wealthy Chinese mainlanders, who are often blamed for driving up Hong
Kong property prices. Hemmed
in by skyscrapers towering
cramped apartments.
But there are also abandoned plots which developers
have bought up over the years
from local landlords, displacing scores of non-indigenous
farmers who moved there generations ago but have no land
rights, villagers say. “Hundreds
of farmers have had to leave
the village because of this land
hoarding,” said 29-year-old
Becky Au Hei-man, who manages a community farm in the
A fenced parcel of land is seen with a sign that reads “private property
do not enter”, in an area where farmers with larger parcels of land
cultivate organic food next to areas for gardening in Hong Kong.
above tree-lined boulevards,
Ma Shi Po is a patchwork of
vegetable farms, fish ponds
and sprawling pastel-coloured
houses –- a novelty in Hong
Kong, where millions live in
village. “This is a kind of land
hegemony,” she said, strolling
past a fenced plot now owned
by Henderson Land Development and overrun by wild undergrowth.(AFP)
Estonia aiming global e-commerce
superpower
Tallinn
he small Baltic country of Estonia hopes digital innovation
will turn it into a global superpower in e-commerce by offering foreigners e-residency IDs, and opening the door to doing business online throughout the European Union. Estonia
says it is the first country to offer e-residency identification
cards to people worldwide, and the novel venture dubbed “10
million Estonians” is set to take effect in December. “Estonia
has reached the limit of growth that can be achieved through
savings and efficiency, so in order to keep our country growing, we need to increase the client base with global companies
that are connected to the Estonian economy,” says Taavi Kotka,
a former IT entrepreneur now chief information officer for the
EU and eurozone member state. “We can offer them a hasslefree business and administrative environment and a foothold
in the EU,” he told AFP, explaining the opportunities outlined
on Estonia’s e-residency website. In theory, anyone could apply for e-residency, and for the equivalent of 50 euros ($62),
obtain an Estonian digital ID card providing access to a multitude of government and private sector e-services that slash the
cost of doing business -- without conferring citizenship rights.
Arne Ansper, a cyber-security expert with the Tallinn-based
Cybernetica IT company, describes the e-residency ID card as
“a tool for secure and legally binding online communication
with other parties”.
T
Hurricane Gonzalo
approaches bermuda
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WORLD
Merkel hails Berlin Wall’s Fall
Monday, November 10, 2014
Benefits of independence
CATALAN DIVIDED
Laure FILLON
Barcelona
W
hile Catalonia’s leaders
wrestle with Spain over
the right to independence, companies in the rich region are arguing among themselves about
whether a breakaway would be
good for business. Company
bosses kept largely quiet as the
recent independence drive intensified, but with Catalonia
defying Madrid by staging a
Many Catalans
say they get a
raw deal from
Madrid
symbolic independence vote on
Sunday, they are now speaking
out. Some say freeing the northeastern region from the fiscal
yoke of Madrid would mean
lower taxes for Catalans, but others warn it would drive multinational companies away and breed
financial instability. Catalonia
is by far the wealthiest of Spain’s
regions, accounting for nearly
a fifth of the country’s economy
and home to countless small and
medium-size businesses.
Many Catalans say they get
a raw deal from Madrid, paying more in national taxes than
they get back. That grievance
has sharpened over the past six
years of economic hardship.
“We are paying a lot,” said David Poudevida, spokesman for
the pro-independence business
President of Catalonia’s regional government, Artur Mas (right), greets people after casting his ballot.
lobby “We Believe in Catalonia”,
which represents some 600 companies. “If we could decide what
to do with that money, there are a
lot of areas of the economy here
that might be doing a lot better.”
Joaquim Gay de Montella, president of the powerful Catalan
business leaders’ federation Foment, admits the region would
run its finances better on its own
-- but says independence is still
not worth the risks. “Catalonia
gets more out of staying part of
Spain because of the stability of
its financial and banking system,”
he said.
Catalonia may be rich, but it
is also heavily indebted, and no
one knows how it would fare on
the international debt markets
if it became independent. EU
authorities have warned that by
breaking from Spain, Catalonia
would drop out of the European
Union. Winning back investors’
confidence would take at least
20 years, said Gay de Montella.
Albert Peters, spokesman for the
lobby No to a Catalonia Outside
Europe, says most companies in
Catalonia want to stay in Spain
but keep quiet about it for fear of
offending the regional authorities. He warned that breaking
away from the rest of Spain, a
major trading partner, would
make it cost more for them to
export there. “Exports to Spain
could be hit by duties and the
banks would lose access to
funding from the European
Central Bank,” said Peters, a
German tax adviser based in
Barcelona.
He added that secession
would drive some companies
to move their bases away from
Catalonia -- as the major publisher Planeta, which employs
10,000 people, has already
threatened to do. As for the
European Union, Catalonia
should remember it did well
out of Spain joining the bloc in
1986, Peters added. Nevertheless, he and Gay de Montella
agree that the Spanish government should forge a new fiscal
pact with Catalonia -- possibly
a special tax regime like those
of two other northern Spanish regions, Navarra and the
Basque Country. Supporters of
independence say that would
be too little, too late.(AFP)
Migrant workers rally
for HK murder victims
Hong Kong
round 200 migrant workers held a vigil yesterday
to mourn the two young Indonesian women brutally slain
in Hong Kong, allegedly by a
British banker. Messages from
relatives and friends of the two
victims -- Sumarti Ningsih and
Seneng Mujiahsih -- were read
out at the ceremony held at
Victoria Park in the heart of the
city. Participants also made donations for the girls’ families in
Indonesia, and performed songs
and prayers in their memory. “I
hope the killer will be punished
and feel what my cousin was
suffering,” one woman, who said
she was a relative of Ningsih,
told those gathered -- reducing
many in the crowd to tears.
The woman, who only gave
her name as Jumiati, later told
A
reporters: “I feel devastated.
Until now, I can hardly believe
that one of the murder victims
is my cousin.” British banker
Rurik Jutting has been charged
with the grisly murder of the
two Indonesian women whose
bodies were found in his upmarket apartment, one of them
decomposing in a suitcase. The
29-year-old securities trader
lived streets away from the neon-lit bars of Hong Kong’s famous red-light district. Both of
the victims formerly worked in
Hong Kong as domestic workers. Rights groups have said
domestic workers face tough
challenges when they work in
the southern Chinese city with
restrictive laws leaving them
vulnerable to abuse and with
little ability to change jobs or
move up the social ladder.(AFP)
Russian couple registers ‘first
same-sex marriage’
Saint Petersburg
lesbian couple tied the knot in Russia in a quiet ceremony
seen as the first such marriage in the country where gay
unions are illegal, activists told AFP yesterday. The marriage
on Friday went through because one of the women was born
male but is now transgender and undergoing hormone therapy, said Anna Anisimova, an activist working with Vykhod, an
LGBT rights group in Saint-Petersburg. “The official registration by two women happened because one of them is a man
according to the documents,” she said. “Formally it was a wedding between a man and a woman but de-facto it was between
two women.” “It was the first (LGBT wedding) in Russia. Both
brides wore white dresses.” Online pictures from the wedding
showed the smiling pair, one blonde, the other brunette, sporting lacy wedding gowns and holding bouquets as they signed
official paperwork at a Russian civil registry office. Officials at
the registry did not attempt to stop the wedding, but a local
lawmaker fumed that he will contest it. “It’s an insult against
thousands of Russian families. I intend to call for its annulment,” Vitaliy Milonov told AFP. Milonov, a local lawmaker in
the city, has been the most ardent lobbyist of Russia’s notorious
“gay propaganda” law before it went into effect. The 2013 antigay law, which makes it illegal to distribute information about
homosexuality to children, has been decried by the United Nations and seen by homosexuals as de-facto criminalisation of
their orientation.
A
Eight-year-old suspected of torching
four cars in France
Paris
rench police were yesterday investigating whether an eightyear-old boy who was caught red-handed about to torch a
parked car was also responsible for arson attacks on four other
vehicles. Authorities apprehended the boy on Saturday morning as he was in the process of setting fire to a stationary car
in the Mediterranean town of Herault near Montpellier. “We
are taking this matter very seriously. An investigation has been
launched and will continue next week to see if this eight-yearold child is also responsible for four burned cars in the same
area,” said the head of the town’s public safety body. Police said
that since the boy had been caught, there had been no further
attacks. “Was the boy the arsonist? Or was it a copycat attack
after he saw the other four cars burned? We don’t know; the
police will try and work that out,” said the town’s mayor, JeanPierre Rico. The boy was returned to his family as “prosecutors cannot take legal action” against an eight-year-old child, a
judicial source said. “However, given his profile and his family
environment, we must decide whether a judge needs to order a
psychiatric evaluation.”
F
US sticks to own free-trade vision
Beijing
W
Chelsea Pensioners parade during the Remembrance Sunday
ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London yesterday.
Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during
Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who
have fallen in the line of duty since World War I.
ashington will prioritise its own plans for an Asia-Pacific
free trade agreement, a top US official said yesterday,
even as China seeks to elevate a broader vision for the region.
The rival trading powers’ ideas on opening markets have injected an element of discord at the annual gathering of leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) bloc,
hosted this year by Beijing. US Trade Representative Michael
Froman said Washington would remain focused on plans it is
pursuing outside APEC for a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which excludes China. “TPP of course is the major
focus of our economic pillar of the rebalance to this region,” he
said, referring to the Obama administration’s stated intention to
give greater attention to the Asia-Pacific. China, however, wants
the 21-member APEC meeting to endorse a stronger commitment to the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) idea,
a longer-term concept for the entire region that would build on
the TPP and other free-trade initiatives. Some Chinese analysts
have framed TPP as an attempt to check Beijing’s growing economic clout -- allegations Washington dismisses. In the lead-up
to APEC, China’s official media have touted FTAAP as a solution to the current “spaghetti bowl” of free trade proposals, an
apparent swipe at TPP. A draft APEC summit communique
calls for steps to “translate the FTAAP from a vision to reality”,
and agrees to launch a “strategic study” on how to achieve that.
But Froman stressed that did not signify “the launch of a new
organisation, it’s not the launch of a new FTA (free trade area)”.
Hurricane Gonzalo
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Kenya police probe hate speech leaflets
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Germany cheers 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall
MERKEL HAILS
BERLIN WALL’S FALL
Frank Zeller
Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday
that the fall of the Berlin Wall
25 years ago was a message
to a conflict-torn world that
Thousands
of balloons
tethered along
a 15-kilometre
stretch of
its former
155-kilometre
path
“dreams can come true”. She
spoke as Germany celebrated
the milestone on November 9,
1989, that ended its Cold War
division by throwing a huge
open-air party at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate. More
than a million people were ex-
pected in the reunited capital,
many flocking to see rock stars
and anti-communist dissidents
on stage amid fireworks to recall the peaceful breach of the
despised barrier. Merkel, 60,
who grew up in the East, said:
“The Berlin Wall, this symbol
of state abuse cast in concrete,
took millions of people to the
limits of what is tolerable, and
all too many beyond it. It broke
them.” “Little wonder that after the border opened, people
took apart the hated structure
with hammers and chisels.” In
an unusually emotional speech
at a memorial for Wall victims,
Merkel said: “We can change
things for the better -- that is the
message of the fall of the Berlin
Wall.”
This is true for Germany
and “for the people in Ukraine,
Syria, Iraq and in many, many
other regions of the world
where liberty and human rights
are threatened or being trampled,” she said. Merkel said the
events inspired hope that the
world can tear down “walls of
dictatorship, violence, ideology
and hostility”. “Too good to be
true? A daydream that will burst
like a bubble? No, the fall of the
Wall has shown us that dreams
can come true.” The ugly scar
the Wall once cut through Berlin has been marked by an art
installation, a string of nearly
7,000 illuminated white balloons tethered along a 15-kilometre (nine-mile) stretch of its
former 155-kilometre path. To
symbolise the tumultuous day
the barrier first cracked open,
the balloons will float into the
sky in the evening to the stirring strains of Beethoven’s “Ode
to Joy”, the anthem of the European Union. Later the unofficial Wall anthem “Heroes”,
which David Bowie recorded
in a studio near the barrier
in then-West Berlin, will be
performed by British singersongwriter Peter Gabriel. The
celebrations started on a sombre note with a church service
and ceremonies for the at least
389 victims of the border, who
were shot, blown up by mines
or otherwise killed as they
tried to escape the East. (AFP)
Ukraine rebels bolster frontline
Nicolas Miletitch
Donetsk
French opposition in turmoil
Sabine Wibaux
Paris
F
A
rmoured convoys headed
to bolster rebel positions in
east Ukraine yesterday as shelling rocked separatist stronghold Donetsk and fears mounted of a return to full-scale
fighting. Reflecting growing
concerns, the European Union’s
foreign policy chief, Federica
Mogherini, said reports of
military reinforcements in
Ukraine’s separatist areas were
a “very worrying development”
and called on Russia to prevent
further movement of “troops,
weapons and equipment.” Shelling rumbled on throughout the
afternoon on the edge of Donetsk, where government forces
regularly exchange heavy fire
with insurgent fighters, but was
less intense than overnight when
mortar fire was heard close to the
centre for around two hours. It
was among the fiercest combat
in the city since the September 5
signing of a frequently-violated
ceasefire that halted all-out con-
People walk along the preserved segment of the Berlin Wall called East Side Gallery
A picture shows а burned apartment building after shelling in Kievsky
area in Donetsk yesterday.
frontations across most of the
conflict zone but failed to end
constant bombardments at strategic hotspots. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
(OSCE) voiced concern Saturday
after its monitors witnessed unmarked columns of tanks and
troop carriers moving through
east Ukraine in territory held
by pro-Russia separatists. The
sightings of armoured columns
came after Ukraine’s military
said Friday a large convoy of
tanks and other heavy weapons
entered the country from Russia
across a section of border that
has fallen under the control of
rebel fighters. (AFP)
rance’s former prime minister Francois Fillon yesterday
complained of a “plot” against
him, amid media revelations he
sought to interfere in legal procedures against Nicolas Sarkozy,
a rival in the right-wing opposition. Leading daily Le Monde
claimed that Fillon had in June
urged President Francois Hollande’s chief of staff to push
along the several legal complaints against Sarkozy. “Hit him
quickly, hit him quickly ... you
know if you don’t hit him quickly,
you’ll see him come back, so do
it,” Fillon is alleged to have told
Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Hollande’s
right-hand man at the Elysee
Palace. Fillon has denied this and
the former prime minister under Sarkozy’s presidency, who
hopes to run as the candidate
of the right-wing UMP in the
2017 presidential election, hit
out in the Journal du Dimanche
weekly. “I can only see in these
incredible attacks an attempt
at destabilisation and a plot,”
Francois Fillon (right) and Jean-Pierre Jouyet.
complained Fillon. He has
said he will sue for defamation
against two Le Monde reporters, who made the claims in a
book, as well as the daily itself.
Fillon, Sarkozy and former
PM Alain Juppe are the three
main UMP candidates likely to
run against the embattled Hollande and the high-flying farright candidate Marine Le Pen
in 2017. The three men used to
work closely together. During
Sarkozy’s presidency, Fillon was
prime minister and Juppe was
foreign minister. Jouyet, meanwhile, straddles the two camps.
Chief of staff to Socialist Hollande, he was a junior minister
in Fillon’s UMP government.
Hollande’s chief of staff had on
Thursday denied that Fillon
had mentioned Sarkozy’s legal
woes. (AFP)
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Monday, November 10, 2014
NOTICE
ANNOUNCEMENT
CHANGE OF NAME
I, Maria Sandra Deliciosa Fernandes e Ribeiro, D/O
James Fernandes, holding Indian Passport No. Z-2105863
issued on 04/04/2012 at the Embassy of India, Kingdom of
Bahrain, having permanent residence at Flat no. III / 6, Alta
Monte Housing Society, Ascanio Costa Road, Margao, Goa–
India, presently residing at Flat no. 22, Bldg. no. 1233, Road
no. 2421, Block no. 324 – Juffair Area, Kingdom of Bahrain
will henceforth be known as Maria Sandra Deliciosa
Fernandes. Objection(s), if any, may be forwarded to Embassy
of India, P.O. Box. 26016, Adliya, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Restaurant is urgently looking for
SECURITY OFFICERS, Valet
Parkers and Receptionist (Bahrainis only). Email us your CV at
[email protected]
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NUTRITIONIST Required with
Bachelors’ qualification and 5
years experience for a well reputed centre. Email CV: [email protected]
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PROJECT MANAGER, CIVIL
ENGINEER, QUANTITY SURVEYORS urgently required for
Grade ‘A’ Contracting Company. Email: [email protected]
com
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FLAT FOR RENT
RIFFA 2 bed room 2 bath
room flat for rent near lulu
hypermarket, family only. Rent:
BD 200. Contact: 6633 3304
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MUHARRAQ 1 room semi
furnished flat for rent, all inclusive
electricity
+
municipality.
Walking distance of Muharraq
central market, and Muhharraq
souq. Call : 39970707
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BUDAIYA HIGHWAY semi
furnished villa for rent, 3
bedroom 3 bath room, car
parking store house, maid’s
room, pool, washing machine,
air
conditioning,
garden,
exclusive
of
municipality,
electricity and water. For
viewing call: 33887055
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JUFFIR fully furnished flat for
rent. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom
open kitchen car parking
gym, swimming pool, 24
hours security. Rent BD600. 2
bedroom BD 550. Contact: 3559
0664
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TUBLI furnished studio flat for
rent, pool, gym, sauna, steam,
internet. Rent: BD 260/ month.
Contact: 36630266
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TENDER
Kingdom of Bahrain
The General Organization for Youth and Sports
Directorate of Human & Financial Resources
Tel: 1711 4035 / 17 114046
The General Organization for Youth & Sports
announces the following tenders:
Tender Title
Repair and replace waterproofing
system for existing GOYS Facilities
Refurbishment Works at Bahrain
Tennis Club
Tender No.
Tender
Fees
RFPGOYS/35/2014
BD. 15/-
RFPGOYS/35/2014
BD. 15/-
Initial
Bond
BD. 500/BD 500/-
Closing Date
Day
Date
Wednesday
Wednesday
Time
26th
Nov
2014
1:30pm
26th
Nov
2014
1:30pm
You have the choice to buy the tender documents online through Bahrain Tender Board e-Tendering System
(https://etendering.tenderboard.gov.bh) using Credit card or through cashier by cash or cheque at the Financial Resource Department (7th
Floor), GOYS main building at Seef district, No. 647, Road 3614, Block 2136 Seef Area (TEL 17 114035 / 17 114046) During our office working
time starting from Monday 10th October 2014.
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The tender documents can be downloaded after paying the non-refundable fees as set out above.
Interested Tenderers should be in compliance with the Legislative Decree No.36 and 37 of 2002 with respect to Regulating
Government Tenders and Purchases.
The Tenders should be deposited in the tender box provided on the Tender Board’s Offices at 7th Floor, Al-Moayyed Tower,
Seef district.
Tenderers should provide copies of the following:
1.
Company’s Commercial Registration that indicates tender’s associated field, and a receipt for current registration
fee. CR to be stamped with company stamp.
2.
Copy of valid Certificate of compliance with employment percentage for Bahrain Manpower issued by the Ministry
of Labor with authorized official company stamp.
3.
The total tender should be sum and the cost per unit,(as the case maybe) should be written and submitted in form
TB02.
4.
Any other items listed in the Instructions to Tenderers.
5.
All submitted document (original or copy) should have authorized official company stamp.
6.
All the bidder must submitted their entire technical and financial bids in the original paper version (only one copy)
with an additional copy of the submission along with tender form no. (002), Attached with 2(Two) copy of tender
electronic copies in )PDF) and (CD) and is identical to the paper version of the original copy, in which one will be
kept in the Tender Board and the other will be forwarded to the other organization, The text must be on the tender
documents within its terms.
Tenders shall remain valid for 90 days from the closing date.
Initial Bond should be enclosed for the above mentioned specified amount or at a rate of 1% of the tender value, whichever is
less, provided that no initial bond’s value shall be less than BD.100/. Ensure that the initial bond is in cash or in a form of certified
cheque or bank/ insurance company guarantee, valid for the duration specified in the tender documents and should be enclosed
with each tender.
Any tenders not in compliance with the above mentioned terms and conditions and requirements of the tender documents will be
rejected.
This advertisement forms a part of the Tender Documents.
Monday, November 10, 2014
27
DINE OUT
TURKEY
SINGAPORE
NOODLES
Outdoor Catering
Team Offers
Choice of high quality.
Tailor made menus for Non-Veg & Veg.
Professional Party Set-up & Supervision.
Catering for any number of guests.
Attractive rates.
INGREDIENTS:
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200gricenoodles
2tspsesameoil
2eggs,beaten
1tbspvegetableoil
2garliccloves,crushed
thumb-sized
piece
ginger,minced
1redchilli,chopped
2redpeppers,deseeded and sliced - plus
any vegetables you
have left over from
Christmas that work
in a stir-fry (shredded
carrots, peas, mushrooms,etc)
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200gbeansprouts
6springonions,finely
sliced
250g/9oz leftover turkeymeat,shredded
140g leftover ham,
diced
3 tbsp Madras curry
powderorpaste
1tspturmeric
2tbspsoysauce,plus
extratoserve
2tspdrysherry
sprinklingofsugar
coriander sprigs and
slicedchilli,toserve
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE,
2000 model for sale. KM 150000,
engine Size 4000+CC. Price BD
950. Contact: 34556227
...................................................
HONDA ACCORD, 2005 model
for sale. KM 137000, Engine
Size 2001-3000CC. Price BD
2,500. Contact: 33833390
...................................................
CITROEN C4, 2006 model for
sale. Engine Size 1000-2000
CC. Price BD 650. Contact:
39144218
...................................................
MITSUBISHI LANCER, 2009
model for sale. KM 127000, engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 2,500. Contact: 33055827
...................................................
NISSAN ARMADA, 2004 model
for sale. KM 173000, engine
Size 4000+CC. Price BD 4,500.
Contact: 39977886
...................................................
AUDI A1, 2011 model for sale.
KM 42000, engine Size 10002000CC. Price BD 6,500. Contact: 38383409
...................................................
TOYOTA COROLLA, 2010
model for sale. KM 94400, engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 3,700. Contact: 36605926
...................................................
MAZDA 3, 2008 model for sale.
KM 100000, engine Size 10002000CC. Price BD 2,500. Con-
Reservations: + 973 17728699
PREPARATION
1.
2.
Soakthenoodlesinboilingwateruntiltender,thendrain
andtossin1tspofthesesameoil.Beattheeggswiththe
restofthesesameoilandsomeseasoning.Heathalfthe
vegetableoilinawokandpourintheeggstomakeaflat
omelette. Cook on one side, then flip over, cook all the
waythroughandtransfertoaplate.
Place the wok back on the heat with the rest of the oil
and quickly fry the garlic, ginger and chilli. Add all the
vegetablestothewok,fryfor1minmore,thenaddthe
turkey and ham. Tip the noodles into the pan and stir
through the curry powder, turmeric, soy, Sherry and
sugar.Cookeverythingtogetherfor1-2mins,thenshred
the omelette and stir it through the noodles. Serve the
noodlesscatteredwithcoriandersprigs,slicedchilliand
extrasoysauce.
tact: 35104654
...................................................
CHEVROLET TAHOE, 2008
model for sale. KM 68400, engine Size 4000+CC. Price BD
7,400. Contact: 39912301
...................................................
FORD FOCUS, 2004 model for
sale. KM 173000, engine Size
1000-2000CC. Price BD 950.
Contact: 35392897
...................................................
MITSUBISHI LANCER, 2009
model for sale. KM 79000, engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 2,200. Contact: 35004377
...................................................
FORD FOCUS, 2004 model for
sale. KM 173000, engine Size
1000-2000CC. Price BD 1,150.
Contact: 35392897
...................................................
BMW 3-SERIES, 2008 model
for sale. KM 96000, engine Size
2001-3000CC. Price BD 7,200.
Contact: 39265885
...................................................
CHRYSLER 300M/300C, 2003
model for sale. Engine Size
3001-4000CC. Price BD 1,100.
Contact: 33558876
...................................................
NISSAN ALTIMA, 2008 model
for sale. Engine Size 20013000CC. Price BD 2,800. Contact: 36100026
...................................................
MAZDA CX-9, 2008 model for
sale. KM 177000, engine Size
3001-4000CC. Price BD 4,800.
Contact: 36991412
...................................................
TOYOTA SOLARA, 2006 model for sale. Engine Size 20013000CC. Price BD 4,200. Contact: 38333612
...................................................
LEXUS for sale, 1994 model
for sale, engine Size 30014000CC. Price: BD 900 Contact: 39787787
...................................................
NISSAN PATHFINDER, 2003
model for sale, engine Size
2001-3000 CC. Price BD 2,250.
Contact: 35392897
...................................................
HONDA ACCORD, 2007 model for sale. KM 112000, price
BD 3,400. Engine Size 20013000CC. Contact: 33936825
...................................................
MITSUBISHI LANCER, 2008
model for sale, engine Size
2001-3000CC. Price BD 1,900.
Contact: 32229226
...................................................
HONDA ACCORD, 2009 model
for sale. KM 92000, Engine Size
2001-3000CC. Price BD 4,500.
Contact: 36485501
...................................................
BMW 3-SERIES, 2007 model
for sale. Engine Size 30014000CC. Price BD 6,300. Contact: 39787898
...................................................
TOYOTA COROLLA, 2001
model for sale. KM 190000, Engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 1,750. Contact: 39754346
...................................................
TOYOTA ECHO, 2004 model
for sale. KM 150000, Engine
Size 1000-2000CC. Price BD
1,450. Contact: 39435292
...................................................
KIA SPORTAGE, 2006 model
for sale. Engine Size 10002000CC. Price BD 2,200. Contact: 39900609
...................................................
BMW 7-SERIES, 2005 model
for sale. KM 112000, Engine
Size 3001-4000CC. Price BD
4,800. Contact: 33467388
...................................................
BMW 3-SERIES, 2008 model
for sale. KM 95000, Engine Size
3001-4000CC. Price BD 4,200.
Contact: 39826557
...................................................
BMW 7-SERIES, 2007 model
for sale. KM 144000, Engine
Size 4000+CC. Price BD 5,800.
Contact: 33741525
...................................................
LEXUS IS-SERIES, 2006 model for sale. Engine Size 20013000CC. Price BD 5,300. Contact: 36611106
...................................................
FORD GT, 2006 model for sale.
Engine Size 3001-4000CC.
Price BD 4,300. Contact:
33056210
...................................................
HONDA CIVIC, 2002 model
for sale. Engine Size 10002000CC. Price BD 1,350. Contact: 33855420.
...................................................
TOYOTA COROLLA, 2007
model for sale. KM 114000, Engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 2,950. Contact: 39423886
...................................................
CADILLAC SRX, 2004 model
for sale. KM 10000, Engine Size
4000+CC. Price BD 3,500. Contact: 33114486
...................................................
NISSAN PATHFINDER, 2002
model for sale. Engine Size
3001-4000CC. Price BD 2,500.
Contact: 33878520
...................................................
HONDA ACCORD, 2006 model
for sale. Engine Size 20013000CC. Price BD 2,700. Contact: 33363243
...................................................
TOYOTA FORTUNER, 2013
model for sale. KM 28000, Engine Size 2001-3000CC. Price
BD 8,400. Contact: 34443543
...................................................
HONDA CIVIC, 2006 model for
sale. KM 99000, Engine Size
1000-2000CC. Price BD 2,400.
Contact: 33597896
...................................................
MITSUBISHI GALANT, 2004
model for sale. KM 174000, Engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 1,200. Contact: 39478699
...................................................
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 2012
model for sale. KM 46000, Engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 5,900. Contact: 39909915
...................................................
TOYOTA YARIS, 2010 model
for sale. KM 85300, Engine Size
1000-2000CC. Price BD 2,850.
Contact: 33515641
...................................................
TOYOTA COROLLA, 2008
model for sale. KM 142000, Engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 2,850. Contact: 39645418
...................................................
BMW 7-SERIES, 2005 model
for sale. KM 156000, Engine
Size 4000+CC. Price BD 4,800.
Contact: 39791119
...................................................
TOYOTA TUNDRA, 2007 model for sale. KM 120000, engine
Size 4000+CC. Price BD 1,000.
Contact: 33961611
...................................................
LEXUS RX-SERIES, 2004 model for sale. KM 139000, Engine
Size 3001-4000CC. Price BD
4,950. Contact: 33266886
...................................................
TOYOTA YARIS, 2006 model
for sale. KM 114000, engine
Size 1000-2000CC. Price BD
1,950. Contact: 33364055
...................................................
TOYOTA CAMRY, 2007 modelf or sale. Engine Size 20013000CC. Price BD 3,400. Contact: 39070755
...................................................
NISSAN ARMADA, 2007 model
for sale. KM 145000, engine
Size 4000+CC. Price BD 5,800.
Contact: 39216745
...................................................
TOYOTA COROLLA, 2006
model for sale. KM 200000, engine Size 1000-2000CC. Price
BD 2,800. Contact: 39172532
38444695
17579869
17256470
[email protected]
Reaching the right audience
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SPORTS
Monday, November 10, 2014
PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY
DT News Network
ahrain International Circuit
(BIC) was buzzing with activity yesterday as preparations
reached fever pitch ahead of
this weekend’s FIA WEC Six
Hours of Bahrain, which hosts
the seventh and penultimate
round of the 2014 FIA World
Endurance
Championship
(WEC) on Friday and Saturday
in Sakhir. Participating teams
and drivers have already be-
B
99 car competing
in Le Mans Grand
Touring Endurance
Pro category.
gun arriving and setting up at
the track with only four days
remaining ahead of the event. Among the high-profile drivers
who were first to touch down
on the island was Brazilian Fernando Rees, who will be sharing duties in the Aston Martin
no. 99 car competing in the Le
Mans Grand Touring Endur-
ance Pro (LMGTE Pro) category, while many other team
officials and WEC personnel
have already arrived. A total of 27 cars have been
confirmed for the Six Hours of
Bahrain, which promises to be
a tremendously exciting dayto-night race. Leading the field
will be the Le Mans Prototype
1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) teams,
including Toyota Racing, Audi
Sport Team Joest and Porsche
Team. Each squad will be fielding two of their eye-catching
Hybrid racing cars, which are
among the most technologically advanced in the world. The
LMP1-Lightweight (LMP1-L)
squads of Lotus and Rebellion
Racing (two cars) are also in
the field, while in the LMP2
class will be G-Drive Racing,
Oak Racing, KCMG and SMP
Racing (two cars). In the LMGTE Pro category, AF Corse,
Porsche Team Manthey and
Aston Martin Racing will be
fielding two challengers apiece;
while in the LMGTE Amateur
(LMGTE Am), Prospeed Com-
BIC gets all geared up for Six Hours Bahrain Weekend
petition, Proton Competition,
and 8 Star Motorsports will
be joined by the two cars each
from AF Corse and Aston Martin Racing. According to WEC information, five 747 aircraft carrying
all the teams’ equipment were
scheduled to be shipped to Bahrain for the Le Mans-inspired
race which contain the race
cars, garage and pit equipment,
spares and consumables, and
anything else needed by teams
while in the kingdom. Work
behind the scenes has already
been frantic, with only a twoweek break in between the sixth
round of the season in Shanghai and the Six Hours of Bahrain. A huge amount of time is
usually spent by team personnel arranging visas, shipping
documents, carnets, passes, order forms for team services and
much more for processing en
route to the various locations of
the championship.
A scene from the BIC.
Shaikh Salman meets DPR Korea FA vice-president
DT News Network
sian Football Confederation (AFC) President
Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim
Al Khalifa asserted the confederation’s plan to continue
implementing a variety of programmes, aimed to develop
football in Asia.
This came during his meeting with vice-president of the
DPR Korea Football Association and AFC Executive Committee member Ms Han Un
A
Shaikh Salman at his meeting with Ms Han.
Gyong at his office in Manama
on Saturday.
During the meeting, both
parties discussed a number
of issues related to football
on the continent, and also reviewed the prospects of joint
cooperation between the two
organisations. Shaikh Salman
was briefed in detail about the
future plans of the DPR Korea
FA, and expressed admiration
for the efforts by the Korean
side to develop football.
The AFC President also
praised the positive results
achieved by North Korea’s national teams at different age
groups football competitions
on the continent. Ms Han Un
Gyong extended her thanks
and appreciation to Shaikh
Salman for the warm reception,
and commended his keenness
on continuing his cooperation
with the football family in Asia
and leading the AFC towards
development and prosperity.
GCC women’s committee meeting set
DT News Network
packed programme has
been set for the 19th meeting of the GCC Women’s Sports
Organising Committee in the
Kingdom of Bahrain today. The
meeting will be held on the sidelines of the Fourth GCC Women’s Volleyball Championship,
which will take place in Bahrain
A
A Bahrain Tennis delegation headed by The King’s Adviser for
Youth Affairs and Sports, Saleh bin Isa bin Hindi and Bahrain Tennis
Club President Khamis Al Muqla have been received by Bahrain’s
Ambassador to Egypt Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa
in Cairo during a visit for a twinning tennis programme with Egypt
from November 4. This co-operation has contributed over the years
in consolidating the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding
in the area of tennis between the two countries. At the end of the
meeting Shaikh Rashid received a commemorative shield from Mr.
Al Muqla. During the visit the delegation also met with a number
of youth and sports heads and visited clubs in a view to exchanging
visits in the future. Above, the Bahrain tennis delegation.
from today. It will be chaired by
Shaikha Naima Al Ahmed Al Sabah of Kuwait and the meeting
will bring a number of significant
subjects on the committee agenda,
such as the report of the 18th meeting held in Kuwait, as well as determining the schedule of the First
GCC Women’s Junior Handball
Championships in 2015.
Today’s meeting will also discuss the timetable of the Third
GCC Junior Championship in
the UAE next year and the Fourth
Women’s GCC Games in Oman
also next year from March 8 to
18 and a proposal from Bahrain
to include the sustainability of
the previous edition games in the
coming edition of the Women’s
GCC Games. On this occasion,
Bahrain Olympic Committee
(BOC) member and Women’s
Sport Committee chairwoman
Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al
Khalifa said she is proud to have
this meeting in Bahrain, aimed
to promote joint GCC action
and boost the youth and sports
movement in the region.
World Congress organisers
receive research papers
DT News Network
rganisers of the 56th
ICHPER.SD
Anniversary World Congress and
Exposition is finalising its
preparations for the event,
which will be held in Bahrain
from December 18 to 20. The
Scientific Committee has received 132 research papers in
total, including 92 in Arabic
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and 40 in English. They will
be screened and studied by
the purpose-formed Judging Committee, featuring
standing committees for the
Arabic and English scientific
research.
The Arabic Scientific Committee is being headed by
University of Bahrain Physical
Education and Physiotherapy
Dean Dr Mona Al Ansari.
This committee includes High
Studies Dean Huda Al Khaja,
Dr Mosaad Ewies, Dr Farouk
Abdulwahab, Dr Ahmed Al
Emadi, Dr Majda Salah El Din,
Dr BahaaSalama, Dr Ekhlas
Abdelhafeez, Dr Nagy Esmail
of Egypt, DrAbdellatif Bokhari
of Saudi Arabia and Dr Faisal
Hameed of Bahrain.
Dr Mona Al Ansari
Monday, November 10, 2014
Fed Cup title
SPORTS
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KVITOVA LEADS CZECHS
Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic (centre) celebrates with the members of Czech Fed Cup team
Prague
etra Kvitova handed the
Czech Republic their third
Fed Cup title in four years after beating Angelique Kerber
in the final yesterday to give
her team an unbeatable lead
over Germany. Kvitova, the
Wimbledon champion and
world number four, beat 10thranked Kerber in a three-set
rollercoaster rubber pitting the
teams’ number one players 7-6
(7/5), 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and
P
57 minutes. The Czechs won
Petra Kvitova beat
Angelique Kerber
7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4
the tie 3-1 after Germany’s Julia Goerges and Sabine Lisicki
beat a reunited Czech pair of
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie
Hradecka 6-4, 6-3 in Sunday’s
dead doubles rubber. Spear-
headed by Kvitova, the Czechs
already won the cup in 2011
and 2012, following five titles
earned by the former Czechoslovakia in 1975-1988. Germany, with Steffi Graf in the
team, last won the Fed Cup
in 1992. “Angie played so well
and I’m just glad that I did it,
it was really about one point
and then she could take it,”
said a jubilant Kvitova, who
had beaten Germany’s number
two Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-4
Sao Paulo
ico Rosberg kept alive his
world title hopes when he
won yesterday’s Brazilian Grand
Prix ahead of his Mercedes teammate and championship leader
Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg’s triumph ended Hamilton’s run of
five straight wins and reduced
the Briton’s lead in the championship from 24 points to 17 with
one race remaining, the Abu
Dhabi Grand Prix on November
23. Hamilton knows that even
with double points to the win-
Mourinho happy about Costa rest
London
ose Mourinho believes striker Diego Costa will be back in
prime condition when the BPL
resumes after the international
break. The Spain international
has been plagued by hamstring
J
Jose Mourinho
and pelvic injuries since joining from Atletico Madrid for
£32million but that has not
stopped him scoring 10 goals
already, including the winner
in the 2-1 victory against Liverpool on Saturday. Costa has
been left out of the national
squad for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus next week
and a friendly against Germany
three days later. By the time
the league campaign resumes
at home to West Brom on November 22, Mourinho expects
his star man to be firing on all
cylinders. Mourinho also hopes
the international break will give
midfielders Cesc Fabregas and
Ramires time to recover from
hamstring and abductor problems respectively after risking them at Anfield. Unbeaten
Chelsea maintained their fourpoint lead at the top of the table
on Saturday. “It was really up
and down from the beginning
of the match and there was always a big fight for every single
point,” added the 24-year-old
who won Wimbledon in 2011
and 2014. “I had cramps at the
end of the second set, doctors
gave me a lot of magnesium. I
was lucky in the end maybe.”
Rosberg win in Brazil
N
Nico Rosberg celebrates on the podium.
Kvitova returns a ball.
with a ninth win in 11 matches
and stretched a remarkable 15
points ahead of Liverpool, runners-up last season.
The Reds were not realistically expected to contend this campaign but even
without them in the running, Mourinho knows there
is plenty to be done before
his team can even entertain
thoughts of the title. If Chelsea have a long way to go,
Liverpool’s task is even more
onerous as a fifth defeat of the
season - and third in a week
after reverses at Newcastle
and Real Madrid - leaves manager Brendan Rodgers with
some difficult questions to
ask himself and his players. The
decision to rest key players in
Madrid, making seven changes,
did not pay off in terms of a result against Chelsea.
ner on offer in Abu Dhabi he
will be champion if he can finish
second, no matter what Rosberg
achieves. The 29-year-old German, who had dominated every
practice session at Interlagos
and started from his 10th pole
of the season, came home 1.457
seconds ahead of Hamilton. The
result gave Rosberg his first win
and podium finish in Brazil, his
first in eight races since victory
on home soil in Germany in July,
the fifth of his season and the
eighth of his career. “I am happy
with the whole weekend,” said
Rosberg. “I was able to attack and
to control the gap to Lewis in the
race and it all worked out so that
is great for me and the support
for us all has been excellent.”
Hamilton said: “It was an
amazing race. I had a great time.
I made a big mistake in the middle of the race but otherwise the
car was superb and everyone did
a great job. “It was great to race
Nico and it is brilliant to see Felipe up here on the podium. There
is now everything to play for in
Kerber had to shake off Saturday’s 6-4, 6-4 defeat at the
hands of Czech number two
Lucie Safarova.
The first set turned into a
76-minute thriller with both
left-handers at their most aggressive on the superfast hardcourt of Prague’s O2 Arena
packed with 13,000 fans. Kvitova squandered four break
points while Kerber needed a
single one to break her in the
fifth game before doing it again
for a 5-2 lead. But Kvitova
showed why Czech fans and
media call her “Lioness” and
broke her rival back twice to
come level at 5-5. Kerber went
on an attacking spree to earn
another break and grab a 6-5
lead, before the drama peaked
in game 12. Kerber had five set
points in that game but Kvitova
managed to tame her before
converting her fifth break point
of the game to take the set to a
tie-break. The Czech star rallied
to a 4-1 lead, allowed Kerber to
come level but finally took the
tie-break 7-5 with a roaring
forehand down the line. (AFP)
the final race in Abu Dhabi.” For
Mercedes, it was their record
11th one-two finish this year,
beating the previous record held
by McLaren who had scored 10
one-twos in their triumphant
1988 season with Frenchman
Alain Prost and Brazilian Ayrton Senna. Local favourite Felipe
Massa came home third for Williams ahead of Jenson Button in
what may have been his penultimate race for McLaren and fourtime champion Sebastian Vettel
of Red Bull. Fernando Alonso
finished sixth for Ferrari after a
tense battle ahead of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen who was
seventh. (AFP)
Wolves trim Bayern’s lead
Berlin
fL Wolfsburg’s ex-Chelsea
winger Kevin de Bruyne
produced another top-class
performance in yesterday’s
V
2-0 win over strugglers Hamburg to trim Bayern Munich’s
lead to four points in the
Bundesliga. The 23-year-old
Belgium international pro-
Wolfsburg’s Vieirinha (left) vies with Hamburg’s Nicolai Mueller.
vided superb passes for veteran striker Ivica Olic and
attacking midfielder Aaron
Hunt to score either side of
half-time as Wolfsburg earned
their eighth straight win in all
competitions. Pep Guardiola’s
Bayern had opened a sevenpoint gap after Saturday’s 4-0
win at Eintracht Frankfurt,
but second-placed Wolfsburg kept up the pressure on
the Bavarian giants. This was
another impressive display
from De Bruyne, who also
created two goals in Thursday’s Europa League win at
home to Russsia’s Krasnodar
and last week’s 4-0 league win
at VfB Stuttgart. The Belgian
has provided assists for nine
league goals this season since
joining Wolves from Stamford
Bridge after a season on loan
at Werder Bremen. (AFP)
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SPORTS
NISHIKORI DOWNS
ANDY MURRAY
Monday, November 10, 2014
ATP Tour Finals
Londres
ei Nishikori made a dream
start to his ATP Tour Finals debut as the Japanese star
clinched a surprise 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray yesterday. Nishikori is the first Asian
singles player to qualify for
the prestigious season-ending
tournament at London’s O2
Arena and he rose to the occasion with his first ever victory over former Wimbledon
champion Murray at the fourth
attempt. The 24-year-old had
failed to win even a single set in
those losses to Murray, but the
last came over two years ago
K
Kei Nishikori
beat Andy
Murray 6-4, 6-4
and he has improved greatly
since then. He took the game to
Murray right from the start and
hit 20 winners in a 95-minute
triumph that gives him a good
chance of qualifying for the
semi-finals from a group that
also features Roger Federer and
Milos Raonic, who meet later
on Sunday. “Maybe in the beginning I was a little bit tight,
but I started feeling better and
the second set was almost perfect,” Nishikori said. “I knew I
had to be more aggressive than
usual and that’s how I won. It’s
my goal to go to the semi-final
and final.”
It was the latest memorable
moment in a breakthrough
year for Nishikori, who reached
his first Grand Slam final at the
US Open in September and became the first Asian man to finish in the world’s top 10 since
1973 thanks to a personal best
52 match wins this season. Although he lost the final in New
York to Marin Cilic, Nishikori
has continued to shine in the
closing weeks of the season,
winning tournaments in Kuala
Lumper and Tokyo to climb to
fifth in the world, making him
the highest ranked Asian male
ever. In contrast, Murray had
spent the last two months jetting across the globe on a
gruelling schedule of six
consecutive tournaments
in a successful bid to
qualify for the Finals after he fell out of the top
10 for the first time in six
years. The Scot chalked up
titles in Shenzhen, Vienna
and Valencia and claimed he
had played his way back into
form. (AFP)
O
his concentration.
Hafeez and Shehzad put on
Pakistan’s best stand of 178
against New Zealand in all
Tests, beating the 172-run part-
Tokyo
outh Korea’s Lee MiHyang won a nail-biting
playoff to triumph in the
Mizuno Classic yesterday,
birdying the fifth extra hole
to claim her first LPGA title.
The 21-year-old beat compatriot Lee Il-Hee and Japan’s
Kotona Kozuma after all
three women finished tied at
11-under 205 in Japan on the
final stop of the tour’s Asian
swing. The victorious Lee
and Kozuma both carded final rounds of 69 while Lee IlHee returned a 70 to set up a
marathon three-way playoff.
“It was my first playoff ever,
so before it began I was very
nervous,” the champion told
reporters after tapping in to
bring the drama to a close.
“I just kept playing and made
S
the pars and birdies. It was
really exciting when the last
putt fell.” Lee, who made her
LPGA debut in 2012, pocketed a top prize of $180,000
after becoming the seventh
South Korean to win on the
tour this season and following world number one Inbee
Park’s victory in Taiwan last
weekend.
Britain’s Laura Davies,
who held a share of the lead
after the second round and
was bidding to become the
oldest winner in LPGA history at 51, fired a 71 to finish one stroke behind the
leading trio. Australian Karrie Webb and Morgan Pressel of the United States were
also among the group of nine
players tied for fourth place.
(AFP)
Kangaroos too strong
for Samoa
Wollongong
ustralia’s
Kangaroos
eased into the Four Nations rugby league final with
a convincing 44-18 win over
Samoa in Wollongong yesterday. The Kangaroos, in
danger of missing their first
major tournament final in
60 years after losing 30-12 to
New Zealand in the opening
game, will have another crack
at the Kiwis in the decider in
Wellington next Saturday.
The Australians posted eight
tries to Samoa’s three and
were in control at halftime
with a 28-6 lead. Team mainstays Greg Inglis and Cooper Cronk both scored two
tries, while skipper Cameron
Smith landed four goals from
six attempts. The Samoans,
who pushed England and
New Zealand to the brink
A
Kei Nishikori celebrates victory.
Ton-up Shehzad flays New Zealand
Abou Dhabi
pener Ahmed Shehzad
hit a brilliant hundred to
steer Pakistan to 269-1 at close
on the opening day of the first
Test against New Zealand in
Abu Dhabi yesterday. Shehzad
was 126 not out for his third
Test hundred -- all made this
year -- but fellow opener Mohammad Hafeez missed his
by four runs as New Zealand’s
pace-cum spin attack toiled
hard on an unresponsive pitch
at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed
Stadium. Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 46, having added 91
for the unbroken second wicket
stand with Shehzad. It was another batting domination by
Pakistan after Brendon McCullum called wrongly at the toss
and his counterpart Misbah-ul
Haq took no time in opting to
bat, as he did in the 356-run
mauling of Australia in the
second Test at the same venue
last week. Shehzad ensured he
did not miss the three-figure
mark, taking a single off seamer
Jimmy Neesham to reach his
hundred off 221 balls with 12
boundaries. In all Shehzad hit
14 boundaries during his 290ball stay and even a second new
ball after 80 overs did not waver
Lee Mi-Hyang wins
Mizuno Classic
nership between Ramiz Raja
and Shoaib Mohammad in the
Karachi Test in 1990. Shehzad
hit five boundaries off legspinner Ish Sodhi in the second
session while Hafeez entered
his nineties with three fours.
Ali, who scored twin hundreds
against Australia last week,
has so far hit three boundaries
in his patient knock. Hafeez
though failed to reach his sixth
hundred when he gave a return
catch to Corey Anderson. He
hit ten boundaries during his
212-minute stay at the crease.
New Zealand were unlucky in
the first session as they missed
two good chances. Off-spinner
Mark Craig almost succeeded
but wicket-keeper B.J. Watling
missed a stumping chance with
Shehzad yards out of his crease
after his forward push failed to
connect. He was on 16 at the
time. (AFP)
PAKISTAN IST INNINGS
MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ C AND B ANDERSON 96
AHMED SHEHZAD NOT OUT 126
AZHAR ALI NOT OUT EXTRAS: (NB1) TOTAL: (FOR ONE WKT; 90 OVERS) 46
1
269
BOWLING: BOULT 16-4-38-0,
SOUTHEE 15-2-47-0 (1NB), CRAIG 17-1-59-0,
SODHI 23-5-68-0, ANDERSON 7-1-31-1,
NEESHAM 7-0-20-0, MCCULLUM 5-1-6-0
NEW ZEALAND: B. MCCULLUM, T. LATHAM,
K. WILLIAMSON, R. TAYLOR, C. ANDERSON,
Ahmed Shahzad celebrates.,
B.J. WATLING, J. NEESHAM, M. CRAIG, T. SOUTHEE,
T. BOULT, I. SODHI.
in their first two games, put
in their worst defensive effort of the tournament to
concede five tries in a sloppy
first half. Man--of-the-match
Inglis was in outstanding
form, scoring off a Corey
Parker pass and then slicing
through a weak Tim Lafai
tackle to score his second try
in the 26th minute. Inglis has
now scored 27 Test tries to be
just one behind the late great
Kangaroo centre Reg Gasnier. Daly Cherry-Evans burnt
off the Samoan defence in a
70-metre sprint to the line
and young Bulldogs prop David Klemmer scored his first
international try just minutes
before the break. Samoa outscored the Kangaroos for a
time in the second half, getting back to 32-18 with 11
minutes to go.
Caterham fans donate
£1million in 48 hours
Londres
he fans of cash-strapped
Caterham have stumped
up £1 million in 48 hours in
response to the team’s attempt
to secure funds to race in the
season-ending Abu Dhabi
Grand Prix. The backmarkers went into administration
last month and will miss Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix
having also sat out last Sunday’s race in Texas. On Friday
Caterham got out the begging
bowl, launching the #RefuelCaterhamF1 project where
they asked fans to pledge £5
or more in an effort to reach
a target of £2.35million to get
to the UAE grid on November 23. The campaign closes
T
next Friday, or sooner should
the target figure be reached.
The team’s adminstrator and
interim team principal Finbarr O’Connell said: “The
Caterham F1 Team is almost
half way to its funding target. O’Connell said the campaign
was gathering momentum,
and had generated interest
from potential buyers. He explained the reasoning behind
the novel scheme. Caterham
launched the crowd fundraiser on the same day that fellow
strugglers Marussia ceased
trading and made nearly 200
staff redundant. Caterham’s
initiative has been attacked
however by Red Bull team
principal Christian Horner.
MARQUEZ STARS
Monday, November 10, 2014
Marc Marquez breaks season record with 13th win in Valencia
Valence
otoGP world champion
Marc Marquez claimed
a record 13th win of the season at the Valencia Grand Prix
yesterday ahead of Valentino
Rossi and teammate Dani Pedrosa. Marquez’s victory lifted
him past the previous record
mark held by Australian rider
M
Alex Marquez
followed in his
brother’s footsteps
earlier in the day
Mick Doohan of 12 victories
in 17 races in 1997. Victory
for the 21-year-old in the 18th
and final race of the season also
ensured he and Pedrosa delivered back-to-back constructors
titles for Honda. Rossi’s second
laps remaining, back in third. It
was a special Sunday all round
for the Marquez family as Alex
Marquez followed in his older
brother’s footsteps earlier in the
day by becoming Moto3 world
champion to ensure a clean
sweep of world titles for Spanish riders in 2014. “The truth
is am very, very happy. During
the race at times I was thinking
of my brother and thought
I had to do well,” said
Marquez.
Marquez
started
fifth on the grid after a
crash in qualifying on
Saturday, but quickly
moved up to third behind Rossi and Andrea
Iannone. He then had
to bide his time before passing Rossi on
lap 10 and Iannone a
lap later. And in a fitting end to a sensational
SPORTS
Van Dijk fires Celtic top
Aberdeen
eltic moved top of the
Scottish Premiership after Virgil van Dijk grabbed
a last minute winner as the
ten-man Hoops came from
behind to seal a 2-1 win with
Aberdeen at Pittodrie yesterday. The Hoops knew a
win against the Dons would
see them top the table for
the first time this season but
found their hopes dented in
the 27th minute when Adam
Rooney fired the home side
in front. Stefan Johansen
took advantage of some dithering defending to sneak
home a 38th minute equaliser. Aberdeen had the best of
the second half chances with
Niall McGinn coming close
with a shot that smashed the
base of the post before Celtic
skipper Scott Brown was sent
off in the 82nd minute for a
second bookable offence.
However, the ten men of
C
place ensured he finished second overall in the championship standings with Yamaha
teammate Jorge Lorenzo, who
retired from the race with five
season he sped away from the
competition to seal a comfortable victory despite some intermittent spells of rain. Second
place in the overall standings
Marc Marquez rides.
was Rossi’s best finish since he
won the last of his seven premier class world titles in 2009,
but the 35-year-old admitted it
is going to be hard to get back
on top of the world with Mar-
quez around in the final years
of his career. Pedrosa, however,
wasn’t as satisfied with his end
to the season as the rain affected his pursuit of Rossi for
second place. (AFP)
Chowrasia win Panasonic Open
New Delhi
hiv Chowrasia of India
clinched his third Asian
Tour title when he defeated
compatriot Rahil Gangjee and
Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka
in the play-off to win the
Panasonic Open yesterday.
Chowrasia, who began the final
round five shots off the lead,
made a remarkable comeback
by rolling in a 15-foot birdie in
the play-off to win the $300,000
event at the Delhi Golf Club.
The 36-year-old, whose finalround score of six-under-par
66 included eight birdies, said
he was delighted to win a Tour
title after three years. “I worked
very hard for this win because
I wanted to boost my confidence,” Chowrasia said. “It
is three years since I last won
and I will take a lot of positives from the win. “I’ve lost
in two play-offs before but that
never crossed my mind. I was
S
S.S.P Chowrasia posing with the trophy.
Celtic conquered up a winner in the 90th minute as
van Dijk showed great skill
to convert a Johansen corner
past Aberdeen keeper Scott
Brown. The result moves
Celtic top on goal difference of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who defeated
Hamilton 4-2 on Saturday,
albeit the Hoops have a game
in hand. Celtic’s midweek
European exertions meant
manager Ronny Deila made
a host of changes. Strike
partners Anthony Stokes
and John Guidetti returned,
fit-again James Forrest came
in for his first start since August while Lukasz Zaluska
took the place of the injured
Craig Gordon in goal. Aberdeen had an early penalty
claim when Peter Pawlett
went down in the box after
tangling with Hoops skipper
Scott Brown but referee Alan
Muir ignored their pleas.
Stieglitz, Abraham to meet
for fourth time
Berlin
ermany’s Robert Stieglitz
will face world champion Arthur Abraham for the
fourth time next year for another crack at the WBO super
middleweight title after Stieglitz’s draw with Felix Sturm
this weekend. The fight had
been a decider to see whether
Stieglitz or Sturm will challenge Abraham for the world
title, but Stieglitz remains the
WBO’s mandatory challenger
after the result against compatriot Sturm in Stuttgart on
Saturday night. The judges
failed to separate the fighters
on the scorecards after 12 action-packed rounds as Sturm
stepped up a division, having
lost the IBF middleweight title
to Australia’s Sam Soliman on
points in May. “They both gave
absolutely everything, it was a
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Marquez celebrates winning the championship
31
focused on making the birdie
putt in the play-off. I always
had the belief that I could win
on the Asian Tour again and I
did.”
Gangjee, who finished with
a 71 in the final round, rued
his inability to win his second
Asian Tour title after leading
for the first three days. “I knew
the momentum would swing
through the final day and I told
myself to play normally and
not to worry too much about
the leaderboard,” Gangjee said.
“I missed out on a couple of
chances towards the end and
that just took the game away
from me. It was a tough contest
in the end but SSP (Chowrasia)
played the best golf to come
through.” Perera squandered
a chance to become the first
Sri Lankan to win on the Tour
when he narrowly missed a
10-foot birdie in the play-off.
(AFP)
war,” said Abraham, who was
ringside in Stuttgart for the
Stieglitz-Sturm bout. “For me,
Felix was the winner.” Stieglitz
is ready for a rematch, but first
he has the right to try and regain the WBO super middleweight title from Abraham he
first won in 2009 and has held
twice. Germany’s Abraham
will fight Stieglitz in the first
few months of 2015, while
a rematch between Stieglitz
and Sturm is unlikely to happen until late next year. The
33-year-old Stieglitz last lost
to Abraham in March in their
third meeting after originally losing on points to the
world champion in August
2012, then won the rematch
in March 2013 when swelling
forced Abraham’s left eye shut
and Stieglitz earned a fourthround technical knock-out.
Schmidt earns high praise
for ‘Boks win
Dublin
reland rugby coach Joe
Schmidt woke up to headlines singing his praises after
he masterminded a superb
29-15 victory over Southern
hemisphere
heavyweights
South Africa on Saturday. The
49-year-old New Zealander
-- who in his maiden Six Nations campaign guided the
Irish to the title earlier this
year -- has proved a master at
preparing the team for different challenges, wrote former
Ireland lock turned journalist Neil Francis in the Sunday
Independent. Francis said
the Springboks had played
like a team that thought the
game was already won as
I
they were coming off beating world champions New
Zealand three weeks ago
and ending their 22-match
winning run. However, he
added they and the public in
general had underestimated
Schmidt’s brilliant strategy
which condemned their opponents to their first defeat to
a northern hemisphere team
in four years. Former Ireland
prop Peter Clohessy writing
in ‘The Irish Mail on Sunday’
Clohessy praised the leadership shown by captain Paul
O’Connell and No8 Jamie
Heaslip as well as man of the
match Jonathan Sexton, who
contributed 16 points with
metronomical kicking.
P31 Marquez stars
SPORTS
NEWCASTLE UNITED,
STOKE CITY WIN
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32
Monday, November 10, 2014
Newcastle into top half as Baggies beaten
Londres
ewcastle United’s impressive revival continued
as they climbed into seventh
place in the English Premier
League table with a 2-0 win
away to West Bromwich Albion yesterday. Goals from
Ayoze Perez and Fabricio
Coloccini at The Hawthorns
saw north-east side New-
N
castle, who struggled at the
start of the season, extend
their unbeaten league run
to five straight games -- a
sequence that now includes
four successive victories.
Perez put Newcastle ahead
on the stroke of half-time
when, from 12 yards out, he
skilfully backheeled in Daryl
Janmaat’s cross. Janmaat was
again the provider as Newcastle doubled their lead in the
62nd minute. The full-back’s
cross was not properly cleared
and Newcastle captain Coloccini found space in the box to
head home as manager Alan
Pardew’s men tightened their
grip on the game.
Elsewhere, Stoke City also
moved up into the top half of
the table with a 2-1 victory
away to Tottenham Hotspur
that ended the north London
club’s run of three straight
wins in all competitions.
Former Barcelona star Bojan
Krkic scored his first Premier
League goal in fine style to
give Stoke a sixth-minute lead
at White Hart Lane when he
cut inside from the left wing
and ran at the retreating Spurs
back four before unleashing a
hard, low shot into the corner. Stoke were 2-0 up in the 33rd
minute when, after a poor
clearance by Spurs’s Danny
Rose, Mame Diouf burst into
the area and squared the ball
to Jonathan Walters, who finished with his left foot. Tottenham pulled a goal back in
the 77th minute when Nacer
Chadli met Rose’s cross wih
a powerful finish. But hopes
Mauricio Pochettino’s side
might manage a draw were
dented when they had to play
the final five minutes down
to 10 men after defender Kyle
Naughton was sent off for a
crude foul on Victor Moses.
(AFP)
Stoke City- 2 - Tottenham Hotspur- 1
Newcastle United- 2 - West Bromwich Albion- 0
Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Ryan Mason (left) vies with
Stoke City’s French midfielder Steven N’Zonzi (right).
Newcastle United’s Welsh defender Paul Dummett (left)
jumps with West Bromwich Albion’s Nigerian forward Victor
Anichebe (right).
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