Tuesday , 20 March 2018

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McMindfulness: Buddhism as sold to you by neoliberals

Mindfulness is big business, worth in excess of US$1.0 billion in the US alone and linked – somewhat paradoxically – to an expanding range of must have products. These include downloadable apps (1300 at the last count), books to read or colour in, and online courses. Mindfulness practice and training is now part of a global wellness industry worth trillions ... Read More »

Muslim leaders visit Swedish synagogue in show of support following anti-Semitic events

‘We want to show sympathy and solidarity with Jews in Malmö and condemn all forms of racism and anti-Semitism in society,’ a local Muslim scholar said Muslim and Christian leaders have rallied around the Jewish community in Swedish cities following anti-Semitic events this weekend, condemning the action and visiting a synagogue in Malmo in a show of support. Around 200 ... Read More »

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans ‘pure illusion’

The UK’s approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on “pure illusion”, Donald Tusk says. The European Council president told a news conference in Brussels that the UK was still trying to “cherry pick” its future relationship with the EU. Mr Tusk said he could only go on media reports of Brexit talks at the ... Read More »

Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan wins Great Britain’s record fifth medal in Pyeongchang

Billy Morgan won bronze in the men’s snowboarding big air to secure Great Britain their highest medal tally in Winter Olympics history. The medal for Morgan, 28, is Team GB’s fifth in Pyeongchang, taking them past the four medals won in 1924 and 2014. It follows a skeleton gold for Lizzy Yarnold as well as bronze medals for Dom Parsons, ... Read More »

Punjab University launches user friendly new website

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran inaugurated a newly-designed official website of the varsity. He liked the new design and accessibility of the website. The convener, Website Re-designing Committee Professor Dr Kanwal Ameen briefed about the website’s new design and support of the other committee members. Briefing the meeting, Dr Kanwal said that the outlook of the website ... Read More »

81pc of all schools in Pakistan are primary

A staggering 81pc of all government schools in Pakistan are primary schools, which implies that after the primary level, most children have limited opportunities to continue their studies. This statistic was revealed in the District Education Rankings 2016, jointly launched by education campaigners Alif Ailaan and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Tuesday. This is a worrying statistic, and ... Read More »

Free entry to Zabeel Park for Dubai Frame visitors soon

Dubai Frame visitors will enjoy free entry to Zabeel Park soon, Gulf New has learnt. A senior official said that Dubai Municipality will soon exempt visitors to the recently opened Dubai Frame from buying separate entry tickets to the Zabeel Park. “This will happen soon,” said Khalid Sultan Hilal Al Suwaidi, director of Leisure Facilities Department at Dubai Municipality. The ... Read More »

Riyadh governor opens Saudi aviation show

Over 60 airplanes and aerobatic teams from Saudi Arabia and the UAE took part in air and ground shows, including skydiving and paragliding, at the fourth Saudi Aviation Forum which was opened by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar at Thumamah Airport on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Prince Faisal described the fourth round of the forum as effective in ... Read More »

Health Ministry: Regardless of nationality, vaccines free for all children in Saudi Arabia

An official refuted rumors that the Health Ministry would impose charges on expats for their children’s vaccinations at state medical centers. Speaking to Arab News, the spokesman for the Jeddah General Directorate of Health Affairs, Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, confirmed that the necessary vaccines are given to all expats and Saudis, alike, for free. “All children on Saudi soil are equal in ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets with US counterpart in Washington

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Washington on Friday in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s US Ambassador Prince Khaled bin Salman. The pair held bilateral talks on enhancing relations between the allied countries, and also discussed the situation in the region and the world. The meeting was attended by ... Read More »