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Math skills are good to have

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For instance, when someone tells you that Bahrain will receive a “flood of 100,000 fans” for the forthcoming F1 (people, not those devices which circulate the air), and you know that the maximum capacity of that venue is 45,000 that means that either someone seriously miscalculated the popularity of that sport and undervalued the capacity of the BIC, or a GDN reporter added a zero inadvertently to that figure quoted in that article, or it could …

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Bernie’s perfect opportunity

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The Middle Eastern state Qatar is the latest name that can be added to a list of prospective future venues for grands prix. Referring to his country’s existing race, and Abu Dhabi’s newly confirmed grand prix for 2009, Bahrain finance minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said: “Qatar is also planning to follow the (United Arab Emirates) in starting a similar project, which clearly shows that formula one is a good marketing strategy.” Auto123.com Sorry …

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New Islamically sanctified energy drink announced

عالم سعودي يجوّز شراب بول الإبل قال المستشار القضائي بوزارة العدل السعودية الشيخ عبد المحسن العبيكان في تصريحات نشرت أمس (الأحد)ØŒ إن شرب بول الإبل جائز ‘’وليس فيه أي محظور شرعي’’ إذا كان لعلاج التهاب الكبد الوبائي. ونقلت صحيفة ‘’المدينة’’ أمس عن العبيكان قوله إن ‘’شرب أبوال الإبل وألبانها مفيد جداً، وثبت في الطب الحديث أنه علاج لوباء الكبد’’، مضيفاً أن ‘’المعروف والمجرب أنه يخلط البول بالحليب’’Al-Waqt :: 5 March, ’07 and it’s called Camel …

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Libel case going ahead

Unfortunately the mediation between the minister of municipalities and agriculture and myself to resolve the dispute and perceived libel has not been successful. I have demonstrated my good will over the last few days by amending the original article, but that it seems is not enough for the right honourable gentleman. The minister wants to pursue his legal right and extract his pound of flesh. I re-iterate that I do not believe what I published was …

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Do what I preach, not what I do

Imagine how my jaw dropped when I read the following in this morning’s Al-Waqt: “كان من الأفضل للموظف المتضرر اللجوء إلى مكتب الوزير قبل القضاء” Which translates to “It would have been better for the wronged employee to have sought the minister’s office before going to the courts” Who said that! None but the effervescent minister of municipalities and agriculture, and for once, I actually agree with him! Yes I do!His reported position; however, lacks …

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