Day: September 1, 2011

8 back-to-school worries

Source/Credit: Washington Post By Jay Matthews Are you nervous about the new school year? I am. My grandson Ben Mathews, age 2 years and 9 months, is starting nursery school. Our worry is: Will we blow it? Will some flaw in our approach to school condemn our children and grandchildren […]

World leaders to discuss Libya’s future

A contact group comprising 60 countries, aka “Friends of Libya”, is meeting on Thursday in Paris to discuss the future of the country post-Gaddafi. Envoys from Russia and China – the critics of the NATO campaign – will also attend the conference. ­France and Britain, the hosts of the conference, […]

Island’s spirit of patriotism soars

GEORGE TOWN: The spirit of patriotism is deeply felt here with a sea of Jalur Gemilang flying high at public and private buildings in conjunction with the Merdeka Day celebrations. National flags flying outside the City Stadium and the Federal government agencies. Many locals are expressing their love of the […]

Coconut demand met

THE Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama) is importing three million coconuts from Indonesia this month and next month to meet the demand for the Hari Raya celebrations. This is almost a 100 per cent increase compared with the 700,000 to one million coconuts imported per month, for the first seven […]

People’s needs come first

PUTRAJAYA: A survey has suggested Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s approval rating has dipped, but the government remains unperturbed by it, stressing that it is more concerned about addressing the people’s needs. In brushing aside the latest report by polling centre Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri […]