Day: July 16, 2012

Vitamin C, Linus Pauling was right all along.

Increase in RDA for vitamin C could help reduce heart disease, stroke, cancer CORVALLIS, Ore. – The recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, of vitamin C is less than half what it should be, scientists argue in a recent report, because medical experts insist on evaluating this natural, but critical nutrient […]

Only very few Universities in Islamic countries are among the 400 best Universities of the world.

Here is a link to the world’s best universities: http://www.usnews.com/education/worlds-best-universities-rankings/top-400-universities-in-the-world?page=2 Glancing through the list I found only 7 Universities among the world’s best 400 that are located in Islamic countries, 3 of them in Malaysia, one each in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, UAE and Oman. I saw ‘King Saud University’ as […]

The Ecology of Disease

Source: NT Times.   By JIM ROBBINS Published: July 14, 2012 THERE’S a term biologists and economists use these days — ecosystem services — which refers to the many ways nature supports the human endeavor. Forests filter the water we drink, for example, and birds and bees pollinate crops, both […]

FIJI – Fair trial in Qarase case possible

Fair trial possible, is happening-Blanchflower Publish date/time: 16/07/2012 [17:14] Print this page Email this pageShare A fair trial is possible and is happening. Those were the words of FICAC Senior Counsel Michael Blanchflower while replying to former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase’s lawyer Tupou Draunidalo’s application for a permanent stay on proceedings in […]

Mount Carmel

Carmel lights By Francis Gonsalves Ever heard of “Carmel” school or college? My sisters studied at Carmel School in Bandra, Mumbai. In boyhood I’d often tease them: “Why do you […]

Ordinary Muslims Doing Extraordinary Things

Engy AbdelkaderHuman Rights Attorney HUFFPOST RELIGION Does a reference to Muslims trigger thoughts of folks organizing food pantries, park cleanups and low-cost health clinics? Do you think of global volunteerism and young adults creating — opportunity and hope — not destroying? Do you envision a helping hand? Allow me to […]