Author: Khalil Muhammad

Putin’s rating is collapsing as anger grows in Russia

Putin’s rating is collapsing as anger grows in Russia

Putin is losing popular support. Now Russians are going to take politics into their own hands. Polls indicate that trust in Russian President Vladimir Putin is at an all time low [File: Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky via Reuters] The corona virus pandemic and its economic fallout have been the top concern of people across the world and naturally this has affected ratings of governments and heads of state... »

Adel Kamel: Egyptian classic rediscovered in English

Adel Kamel: Egyptian classic rediscovered in English

The 1941 Malim the Great translated into English in April reignites the renowned writer’s work for a new generation. Kamel’s Malim the Great has been described as one of the most important works of fiction to come out of Egypt in the past century [Courtesy: Al-Karma Publishers] In the early 1940s, two young Egyptian writers – one born in 1911 and the other in 1916 – both en... »

Oil settles lower on fuel demand worries due to COVID19 uptick

Oil settles lower on fuel demand worries due to COVID19 uptick

New corona virus hotspots are emerging in China and the US as US crude inventory rises again threatening another crash. A private ranch where an active pump jack stands in Midland, Texas, United States, where crude production fell by 600,000 bpd last week, much of which is expected to be restored by the end of June [File: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg] Oil prices settled lower on Wednesday on fuel deman... »

Marcus Rashford forces UK government U-turn on free school meals

Marcus Rashford forces UK government U-turn on free school meals

Government will provide a summer food fund for struggling families, reversing original position on school meal vouchers. Rashford has also raised 20 million pounds ($25m) with a charity to supply meals to struggling families [File: Tony O’Brien/Reuters] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will provide a summer food fund for struggling families in the United Kingdom, following pressure from ... »

TikTok embraces political content for Black Lives Matter

TikTok embraces political content for Black Lives Matter

Long considered a fun and playful corner of the internet, TikTok has erupted with images of US protests against racism. When the nationwide protests originally broke out across the US last month after George Floyd’s death, some TikTok users accused the app of suppressing videos related to the Black Lives Matter movement [File: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg] In a massively popular clip on the vi... »

Pandemic’s promise: COVID-19 presents moment to build back better

Pandemic’s promise: COVID-19 presents moment to build back better

A global economy in trouble can be fertile ground for economic, environmental and social justice, UN panel stresses. A demonstrator lies on the ground to block a road after overnight protests against fall in Lebanese pound and mounting economic hardship, in Sidon, Lebanon [File: Ali Hashisho/Reuters] While the corona virus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world economy, exposing its many persiste... »

Complete pessimism’: Asian companies brace as virus resurfaces

Complete pessimism’: Asian companies brace as virus resurfaces

Business sentiment among Asian companies sank to 11-year low in second quarter over fears of second wave, survey shows. About 16 percent of the 93 companies surveyed in a new poll said a deepening recession was a key risk for the next six months [Paul Yeung/Bloomberg] Business sentiment among Asian companies sank to an 11-year low in the second quarter, according to the findings of a new survey, w... »

Venezuelan crude heads to Asia despite US sanctions, data shows

Venezuelan crude heads to Asia despite US sanctions, data shows

More than 3 million barrels of oil are waiting off China’s coast with another 5 million en route, according to new data. Some traders appear to be willing to run the risk of contravening US sanctions as Venezuelan oil has become so cheap [File: Stringer/third party via Reuters] Venezuela’s oil exports have collapsed since the U.S. placed sanctions on its state producer, but some crude ... »

Data fog: Why some countries’ coronavirus numbers do not add up

Data fog: Why some countries’ coronavirus numbers do not add up

Reported numbers of confirmed cases have become fodder for the political gristmill. Here is what non-politicians think. Students at a university in Germany evaluate data from COVID19 patients [Reuters] Have you heard the axiom “In war, truth is the first casualty?” As healthcare providers around the world wage war against the COVID19 pandemic, national governments have taken to brawlin... »

Remittances, a vital financial lifeline, are being squeezed

Remittances, a vital financial lifeline, are being squeezed

Each year, migrant workers send money to 800 million family members. But the pandemic is severely disrupting flows. Domestic helpers line up for remittance services inside World Wide Plaza at the financial Central district in Hong Kong [File: Bobby Yip/Reuters] Remittance flows – the funds migrant workers send to their families back home – are projected to make their sharpest decline i... »

Explainer: The piracy case against Saudi’s beoutQ channel

Explainer: The piracy case against Saudi’s beoutQ channel

WTO rules against Saudi Arabia following Qatar complaint about illegal streaming of sports events from beIN channel. Qatar-based sport network beIN Media Group has long claimed beoutQ was stealing its signal and broadcasting it as its own [File: Mohamed Abd el-Ghany/Reuters] Saudi Arabia has come under heavy criticism over its involvement in extensive piracy carried out through an illegal streamin... »

US Supreme Court LGBT worker ruling has a giant loophole

US Supreme Court LGBT worker ruling has a giant loophole

Exemption for small businesses with fewer than 15 employees leaves out one in six US workers. A 1960s-era ban on sex discrimination in the workplace was extended to millions of LGBT workers with the US Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision on Monday – the most significant LGBT ruling since same-sex marriage was legalised in 2015 [File: Bloomberg] The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision... »

Could Saudi Arabia’s mass scale IP theft sink Newcastle bid?

Could Saudi Arabia’s mass scale IP theft sink Newcastle bid?

The final whistle may blow on Saudi-led bid for Newcastle United takeover after WTO rules against kingdom. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organization concluded that Saudi Arabia had engaged in Intellectual Property theft- a ruling that could sink a takeover bid for Newcastle United backed by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund [File: Eddie Keogh/Reuters] Correction 16 June 2020: Some of the qu... »

Steroid drug: A ‘breakthrough’ in the fight against coronavirus?

Steroid drug: A ‘breakthrough’ in the fight against coronavirus?

UK has approved the drug use in the state-run health service and stockpiled 200,000 courses of the treatment. A pharmacist displays an ampoule of dexamethasone at the Erasme Hospital amid the corona virus disease (COVID19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium [File: Yves Herman/Reuters] A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among CO... »

Connecting clues, doctors treat COVID-linked illness in children

Connecting clues, doctors treat COVID-linked illness in children

Otherwise healthy young patients are falling seriously ill with largely unknown PMIS, which seems to follow COVID19. He lives in the Bronx, and uses public transport to visit parks in Brooklyn and Manhattan. He draws people on the subway, and gets lost in the details, like their shoes. New Yorkers who ride the subway wear so many different shoes, they hold their feet in so many different positions... »

Bumpy ride ahead for oil as China’s aviation sees patchy recovery

Bumpy ride ahead for oil as China’s aviation sees patchy recovery

With international borders still mostly closed, Chinese airlines face a long, slow recovery despite a domestic rebound. China’s aviation sector is a bellwether for other countries’ markets, say analysts. While its domestic flight capacity on main routes has already bounced back to within 7 percent of year-earlier levels, international capacity is still down by 95 percent, according to ... »

Toggle navigation      No ‘crystal ball’ for China’s robot startups amid virus fallout

Toggle navigation  No ‘crystal ball’ for China’s robot startups amid virus fallout

Chinese startups that make robots for hospitals or warehouses expected to fare better in current climate, say analysts. Effects from the coronavirus pandemic have hit demand for industrial robots and the Stieler Enterprise consultancy expects second-quarter sales to decline by 15 percent [File: Jason Lee/Reuters] With glowing blue eyes and trusting feline features, a new robot cat by Chinese start... »

The coronavirus is changing the way Londoners get to work

The coronavirus is changing the way Londoners get to work

With public transport capacity cut, bicycle sales have soared as London struggles to retain top financial centre crown. London authorities are adding new routes for cyclists and pedestrians, bicycle sales are soaring and boat operators are considering increasing their services on the River Thames [File: John Sibley/Reuters] The crowded daily commute in London has long been a source of misery for m... »

The second wave? Global markets slip on new coronavirus concerns

The second wave? Global markets slip on new coronavirus concerns

Equities and oil prices fall in Asia after new virus cases surge in China and many parts of the US. 4 Commuters crowding to go to work in Beijing on Monday despite a spike in new coronavirus cases originating in a food market in the city, contributing to a drop in share prices across Asia [Tingshu Wang/Reuters] Global markets started the week on the back foot on Monday while oil prices slipped as ... »

The oil and coronavirus crises may hasten US geopolitical decline

The oil and coronavirus crises may hasten US geopolitical decline

The economic and oil crises could usher in a period of higher tensions between the US and China. US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after signing ‘phase one’ of the US-China trade agreement in Washington, US on January 15, 2020 [File: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque] The continuing COVID-19 crisis has complicated geopolitics in many different ways. The geopo... »

Without safe migration, economic recovery will be limited

Without safe migration, economic recovery will be limited

We cannot recover from the corona virus economic crisis without relaunching migration safely and universally. Migrants who are stranded in Honduras after borders were closed due to the pandemic are seen as they board a bus going to a shelter, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on June 3, 2020 [Jorge Cabrera/Reuters] COVID19 has created an unprecedented global health crisis. But with more than 50,000 travel ... »

If Black Americans were to seek asylum, they would easily qualify

If Black Americans were to seek asylum, they would easily qualify

I have evaluated countless refugee cases. The oppression Black Americans face in the US would qualify as persecution. People hold signs on Brooklyn Bridge during a protest against police brutality and racism in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in New York, US, on June 13, 2020 [Caitlin Ochs/Reuters] Refugee protection is less about vulnerability and more about oppression. This is at leas... »

Fake Hafez: How a supreme Persian poet of love was erased

Fake Hafez: How a supreme Persian poet of love was erased

That so many of the poems attributed to Hafez are fake reveals a Western appropriation of Muslim spirituality. The ceiling decoration of the tomb of Hafez in Shiraz, Iran [Jasminam/Getty Images] This is the time of the year where every day I get a handful of requests to track down the original, authentic versions of some famed Muslim poet, usually Hafez or Rumi. The requests start off the same way... »

Record rise in corona virus cases in India: Live updates

Record rise in corona virus cases in India: Live updates

India reported nearly 12,000 new cases and 311 deaths in the last 24 hours, as authorities fight to contain the virus. India has announced 11,929 new confirmed cases of corona virus – the highest one-day infection total since the virus was first detected in the country in late January. China reported 57 new confirmed – and nine asymptomatic – COVID19 cases for June 13, the highes... »

For Arab women and girls, the crisis is just beginning

For Arab women and girls, the crisis is just beginning

The coronavirus presents an opportunity to help women overcome daily social injustices, but only if we take it. Women shop at a market wearing protective face masks amid concerns over COVID-19 in Cairo, Egypt on April 12, 2020 [Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters] The current pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact – we are all affected by this collective crisis. And yet, the virus and its ... »

Will we be able to flatten the climate curve?

Will we be able to flatten the climate curve?

As the world invests in post-COVID recovery, we need to make plans to manage the still dire effects of climate change. The curve has been all the rage of late, especially flattening it. Do a quick Google search and you will find no end to boldly named mathematical curves – from the flamboyantly coined Cissoid of Diocles to the more simply put but no less impenetrable Devil’s Curve. If ... »

Music to kill to’: Rwandan genocide survivors remember RTLM

Music to kill to’: Rwandan genocide survivors remember RTLM

Following the arrest of genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, survivors reflect on the role of the radio station he funded. The office from which RTLM was broadcast during the genocide against the Tutsi [Kigali Wire/Flickr] When Felicien Kabuga, an 84-year-old former businessman from Rwanda, was arrested in France on May 16, the world was reminded of one of the darkest chapters in recent history. Duri... »

UK economy shrinks 20 percent in April, back to 2002 level

UK economy shrinks 20 percent in April, back to 2002 level

The monthly decline means the UK economy is about 25 percent smaller than it was in February. Lockdown restrictions are slowly being eased, which should see the economy to start to pick up [Hannah McKay/Reuters] The United Kingdom’s economy has seen nearly 20 years worth of growth wiped out as a result of the coronavirus lockdown measures. The Office for National Statistics said on Friday th... »

Trump and Powell have very different outlooks on the US ECONOMY

Trump and Powell have very different outlooks on the US ECONOMY

Two most powerful officials in the world’s most powerful economy are at odds over how soon growth and jobs will rebound. ‘The Federal Reserve is wrong so often. I see the numbers also, and do MUCH better than they do’ President Donald Trump tweeted this week after the US central bank issued a grim forecast for the US economy [File: Kevin Lamar /Reuters] The relationship between U... »

Christo, the artist who wrapped the world, dies at 84

Christo, the artist who wrapped the world, dies at 84

Christo changed the way people look at the world’s most famous monuments and the way they engaged with the outdoors. People walking the ‘The Floating Piers’ by Christo and Jeanne-Claude on Lake Iseo in July 2016. Christo has died aged 84 [Filippo Venezia/EPA] Christo, the Bulgarian-born artist, best known for his monumental installations that wrapped some of the world’s mos... »

Hypocrites’: Bollywood actors slammed over George Floyd stand

Hypocrites’: Bollywood actors slammed over George Floyd stand

Same actors seen promoting products designed to make people’s skin lighter, or maintaining silence on domestic issues. People were quick to call Priyanka Chopra out on social media for previously promoting an ‘intense fairness moisturiser’ [File: Mustafa Yalçin/Anadolu] Several Bollywood stars have been labelled “hypocrites” after speaking out against racism to lend s... »

Report documents severe damage to Syrian heritage and museums

Report documents severe damage to Syrian heritage and museums

The report that monitors looted antiquities says former Syrian defence minister moved thousands of relics to the UAE. Damaged artefacts stand inside the museum in the historical city of Palmyra [File: EPA] A joint report by German and Syrian organisations has documented severe damage to Syria’s historical heritage and antiquities. The report by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Paris-based... »

Amazon faces escalating EU antitrust probe into sales data

Amazon faces escalating EU antitrust probe into sales data

EU regulators are concerned Amazon may be shortchanging smaller merchants who sell on its marketplace, say sources. The world’s biggest online retailer is one of several technology firms that have attracted the scrutiny of the EU’s powerful competition watchdog [File: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg] Amazon.com Inc. faces a formal antitrust complaint from the European Union, an important step in a long-ru... »

How coronavirus shutdown affected Qatar’s migrant workers

How coronavirus shutdown affected Qatar’s migrant workers

Despite the government’s stimulus package, migrant workers employed by private companies are struggling to survive. Doha, Qatar – Jobless and literally penniless, Ana, a migrant worker, fears for her and her family’s future while sitting in a tiny rented room in Qatar’s northeastern city of Al Khor. She has not been paid since February. Up until May, Ana was working in a re... »

Beauty brands moving away from talc as US cancer lawsuits mount

Beauty brands moving away from talc as US cancer lawsuits mount

Chanel, Revlon and L’Oreal are the biggest cosmetics manufacturers quietly moving away from using talc in some products. Chanel, its makeup section at New York’s Nordstrom flagship store, has said it has removed talc from its loose face powder, but did not specify what it had been replaced with [File: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters] Chanel, Revlon and L’Oreal, three of the biggest bra... »

Virgin Orbit fails on first attempt to launch rocket into space

Virgin Orbit fails on first attempt to launch rocket into space

Richard Branson’s company was founded to send small satellites into orbit and aims to compete in this emerging market. Virgin Orbit is targeting the market for launching satellites ranging in size from toasters to household refrigerators and would be used for commercial work and national security [Mike Blake/Reuters] British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has failed in its... »

CrossFit CEO steps down following outcry over Floyd tweet

CrossFit CEO steps down following outcry over Floyd tweet

Greg Glassman is the latest US senior corporate exec to fall as public calls rise for racial justice and police reinforcement The death of unarmed Black man George Floyd in police custody has sparked protests across the United States against racial injustice and seen several high-profile and senior executives get fired, step down or be placed on leave amid growing intolerance for expressions of ra... »

As US firms speak out against racism, critics say look inward

As US firms speak out against racism, critics say look inward

US companies are speaking out against social injustice, but critics point to lack of diversity within corporates ranks. Many social justice advocates, corporate diversity experts and investors say companies need to focus on equity in their ranks, especially by hiring and promoting minority workers [File: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters] In the past, United States corporations have largely remained silent as... »

Should images of coronavirus victims be sanitised?

Should images of coronavirus victims be sanitised?

Is publishing more graphic images of the dead in the interests of the general public? Dr Zafia Anklesaria attends to a COVID-19 patient at a hospital during the coronavirus outbreak, in Los Angeles, US on May 18, 2020 [Reuters/Lucy Nicholson] The New York Times chose a startling way to mark the catastrophe COVID-19 has wreaked in the US. With the country approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 d... »

The Obscure Indian Hackers for Hire who spied on Global Elites

The Obscure Indian Hackers for Hire who spied on Global Elites

Obscure Indian firm’s cyber spying targeted investors, government officials and activists worldwide. Delhi-based BellTroX InfoTech Services targeted government officials in Europe, gambling tycoons in the Bahamas, and well-known investors in the United States – including private equity giant KKR and short seller Muddy Waters, according to three former employees, outside researchers and... »

Rampant corruption scorches Iraq’s grain farmers

Rampant corruption scorches Iraq’s grain farmers

Entrenched corruption squeezes the very farmers the government’s preferential price programme is meant to support. Farmers’ struggles lay bare the obstacles Iraq’s new government faces to develop non-oil sectors of the economy [Safin Hamed/AFP] Madaen, Iraq – Dozens of trucks heaped with golden piles of wheat smouldered in the summer heat outside the government-run silo. A ... »

We were wrong’: NFL’s Goodell regrets stance on player protests

We were wrong’: NFL’s Goodell regrets stance on player protests

NFL commissioner’s comment comes after 18 players release video demanding the league condemn racism. Exavier Pope, a Chicago-based lawyer, described Goodell’s move as a “hollow” and “PR” move. Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the United States’s National Football League (NFL), has said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video deno... »

SpaceX: Astronauts, capsule arrive at space station

SpaceX: Astronauts, capsule arrive at space station

It is the first time a privately built and owned spacecraft has carried crew to the orbiting lab. SpaceX launched the Dragon from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday afternoon [Screengrab: NASA video] SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up an historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.... »

No time to take foot off pedal’ – WHO: Coronavirus live updates

No time to take foot off pedal’ – WHO: Coronavirus live updates

WHO urges countries to keep up with efforts to contain coronavirus as global situation worsens. Malls and temples reopened in several Indian cities on Monday despite the country reporting a record daily number of new coronavirus infections, with the pandemic expected to ravage the country for weeks to come New Zealand’s Ministry of Health says the country, which implemented one of the toughe... »

US firms weary about applying for the Fed’s lending programme

US firms weary about applying for the Fed’s lending programme

Unlike PPP loans, ‘Main Street facility’ loans are not forgivable and will have to be repaid. Some lobbyists, bankers and small business consultants say the US central bank’s so-called ‘Main Street loan’ programme may require borrows to take on too much debt to be useful to struggling businesses [File: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg] The United States Federal Reserve’s... »

Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

Many journalists were on a list to be probed in relation to the G20 and World Trade Organization summits, AFP reports. Some 100 academics, businesspeople and prominent figures from civil society also appeared on the list, according to the AFP [Getty] Argentina’s Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) has called for an investigation into former President Mauricio Macri for allegedly spying on more... »

Technology: Ushering In World Peace Or an Existential Crisis?

Technology: Ushering In World Peace Or an Existential Crisis?

Doha Debates teamed up with UNESCO-Qatar and the UN Department of Policy and Peacebuilding Affairs’ Innovation Cell to host the discussion [Courtesy of Doha Debates] Doha, Qatar – Can technology unlock world peace? A panel of leading global experts was asked the question at the Doha Debates forum held in Qatar last December. The three experts – Allison Puccioni, Subbu Vincent and Ariel... »

Brief History of Internet

Brief History of Internet

  The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities. The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information dissemination, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals a... »

History Of Wrestling & Uww

History Of Wrestling & Uww

Origins The first real traces of the development of wrestling date back to the times of the Sumerians, 5000 years ago. The Epic of Gilgamesh written in cuneiform, the sculptures and the low reliefs, are numerous sources that reveal the first refereed competitions, accompanied by music. There are also many historical and archaeological traces of wrestling in Ancient Egypt. Among them, it is worth m... »

A Brief History Of Basketball

A Brief History Of Basketball

Basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts. The year was 1891, and as the story goes, Naismith was asked to come up with an indoor game that offered fewer injuries than classic American gridiron football. He came up with a 9-on-9 game that involved shooting a ball into a peach basket. Under those first rules, a single point was scored for a made basket. The first game ... »

A Brief History of Computer Technology

A Brief History of Computer Technology

A complete history of computing would include a multitude of diverse devices such as the ancient Chinese abacus, the Jacquard loom (1805) and Charles Babbage’s “analytical engine” (1834). It would also include discussion of mechanical, analog and digital computing architectures. As late as the 1960s, mechanical devices, such as the Marchant calculator, still found widespread appl... »

The History Of Space Exploitation

The History Of Space Exploitation

During the time that has passed since the launching of the first artificial satellite in 1957, astronauts have traveled to the moon, probes have explored the solar system, and instruments in space have discovered thousands of planets around other stars. Apollo 11 Astronauts on Moon A less belligerent, but no less competitive, part of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States was ... »

Dragons: A Brief History of the Mythical, Fire-Breathing Beasts

Dragons: A Brief History of the Mythical, Fire-Breathing Beasts

Dragons are among the most popular and enduring of the world’s mythological creatures. Dragon tales are known in many cultures, from the Americas to Europe, and from India to China. They have a long and rich history in many forms and continue to populate our books, films and television shows. It’s not clear when or where stories of dragons first emerged, but the huge, flying serpents w... »

The Top 20 Economies in the World

The Top 20 Economies in the World

Countries by GDP 1. United States 2. China 3. Japan 4. Germany 5. India 6. United Kingdom 7. France 8. Italy 9. Brazil 10. Canada 11. Russia 12. South Korea 13. Spain 14. Australia 15. Mexico 16. Indonesia 17. Netherlands 18. Saudi Arabia 19. Turkey 20. Switzerland Countries by GDP The different phases of economic cycles toss economies around the world. However, it’s interesting to see that these ... »

A Brief History of Dinosaurs

A Brief History of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs first appeared between 247 and 240 million years ago. They ruled the Earth for about 175 million years until an extinction event 65.5 million years ago wiped out all of them, expect for the avian dinosaurs. Scientists don’t agree entirely on what happened, but the extinction likely was a double or triple whammy involving an asteroid impact, choking chemicals from erupting volcanoes... »

Elephants: Earth’s Largest Living Land-Animals

Elephants: Earth’s Largest Living Land-Animals

Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth, and they’re one of the most unique-looking animals, too. With their characteristic long noses, or trunks; large, floppy ears; and wide, thick legs, there is no other animal with a similar physique. Most experts recognize two species of elephant: the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) and the African elephant (Loxodonta africana), who live on sep... »

Background and History of the Whaling Industry and the Founding of the IWC

Background and History of the Whaling Industry and the Founding of the IWC

WHERE DID THE IDEA OF THE INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMISSION COME FROM AND WHY? Whaling as an industry began around the 11th Century when the Basques started hunting and trading the products from the northern right whale (now one of the most endangered of the great whales). They were followed first by the Dutch and the British, and later by the Americans, Norwegians and many other nations. Humpback a... »

Consequences Of Bad Leadership

Consequences Of Bad Leadership

Leaders nowadays are beneath a hand glass, with folks looking for their each weakness and mistake. Their selections and actions are perpetually scrutinized, criticized and admonished. within the era of social media and instant sharing, leaders within the glare face criticisms that a whole bunch, thousands, even countless folks see, while not the leaders having time to clarify or defend themselves.... »

The Complete Story of India’s Taj Mahal

The Complete Story of India’s Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a breathtaking white-marble mausoleum commissioned by Mughul emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River near Agra, India, the Taj Mahal took 22 years to build and finally reached completion in 1653. This exquisite monument, considered one of the New Wonders of the World, astounds visitors for its symmetry, structural bea... »

History Of Some Ancient Empires

History Of Some Ancient Empires

WHO ARE THE BULALA PEOPLE? The Bulala or bilala, are Muslim people that live around Lake Fittri in the batha prefecture, in central Chad. The last Chadian census in 1993 stated that they numbered 136,629 persons. Their language Naba is divided in four dialects and is in the Nilo-Saharan group; it is shared by two of their neighbors, the Kuka and the Medogo. These three peoples are collectively kno... »

ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERM	ANTHROPOLOGY

ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERM ANTHROPOLOGY

HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGY The abstract noun anthropology is first attested in reference to history.Its adjectival form appeared in the works of Aristotle.) It began to be used in English, possibly via French Anthropologie, by the early 18th century. Through the 19th century Edit In 1647, the Bartholin, founders of the University of Copenhagen, defined l’anthropologi as follows: Anthropology, t... »

10 Interesting Facts About Cancer

10 Interesting Facts About Cancer

  Cancer is the fourth astrological sign and comes in the period of 20 June to 22 July. The zodiac symbol is Crab as just like Crab; a cancer person hides under a defensive shell due to the fear of being hurt by others. Once out of the shell, possess strong potential to achieve success. They are unpredictable, temperamental, indecisive, and sensitive, easily hurt and are prone to emotional st... »

7 Characteristics Of A Successful Entrepreneur

7 Characteristics Of A Successful Entrepreneur

characteristics of a successful entrepreneur 1 When talking about Success in entrepreneurship it isn’t just about your idea or your money. Alot of people have interesting ideas or a lot of cash to throw around but they never quite manage to find success in their ventures or businesses. If you truly want to be an entrepreneur, you need to take a step back and evaluate whether or not you have the at... »

Health Benefits Of Neem Leaves And Medical Uses

Health Benefits Of Neem Leaves And Medical Uses

Neem tree popularly known as “dogon yaro” in Hausa language is an important tree which many value because the leaves of this tree are highly medicinal. Neem leaves are popular leaves in the naturopathic world; for centuries they have and are still being used to treat a wide range of sicknesses. They are highly loaded in powerful phytochemicals that are effective in treating diseases. Oil can be ex... »

AN OVERVIEW OF RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION

AN OVERVIEW OF RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION

For relationship education, we recommend that the attention on learning, commonality, and the enthusiastic bond between individuals are significant highlights of the sorts of connections that social instructors and casual teachers are associated with. There is and has been, a great deal of discussion about the relationship in network learning and improvement youth work and casual training. Two sub... »

Qualities Of A Good Leader

Qualities Of A Good Leader

Everybody defines leadership differently but I really like the way John C Maxwell defines leadership, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”. Irrespective of how you define a leader, he or she can prove to be a difference maker between success and failure. A good leader has a futuristic vision and knows how to turn his ideas into real world success stories. In th... »

Qualities Of A Good Wife

Qualities Of A Good Wife

PART 1 There is no one way solution to being a good wife. But there are certain things you can do and should not do in a relationship to be a great partner and wife Here, I’m going to  list down a few character traits that can make you a good wife.Marriage is team work.And it definitely requires both partners to put in their individual best and efforts to make things work out well. «  Show s... »

10 Health Facts That Might Shock You

10 Health Facts That Might Shock You

1 Drinking Coffee Can Prevent Depression We hear a lot about the negative effects of caffeine on our health, but it turns out that caffeine has its good points too. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drank a minimum of four cups of coffee per day could lower their risk of depression by 20 per cent. Earlier research also found that females who drank two or more c... »

Natural Ways to Brighten your Complexion, stop Bleaching

Natural Ways to Brighten your Complexion, stop Bleaching

A dark and dull skin complexion is not desired by anyone; no matter the color of your skin which is beautiful, there are certain factors that can make it darker and even create a dull or pale look on the skin. Some of these factors are overexposure to extreme sunlight, dry skin, pollution and other environmental toxins, exposure to harmful chemicals, stress, unhealthy lifestyles, poor nutrition, p... »

Some Interesting Facts about Blackholes

Some Interesting Facts about Blackholes

A Black hole is a massive object or region in space whose gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light can escape from its pull. The border of the black hole or the gravitational field of the black hole is called the ‘event horizon’. If anything touches the event horizon, then it has no way of escape from the pull of the black hole and gets sued into it. However, black hole emits radiations. ... »