Pippi power comes to Bangkok
Pippi power comes to Bangkokpublished : 26 Nov 2020 at 05:00newspaper section:[Life](http://search.bangkokpost.com/search/result_advanced?category=news&xNewsSection=Life)Pippi Longstocking is empowering Thai children during the “Pippi Longstocking Exhibition”, which is running at Ikea Bangna until Sunday and at Ikea Bang Yai until Dec 2.A collaboration with Nanmeebooks and the Embassy of Sweden, the exhibition is to mark the 75th birthday of the world-famous Swedish character who has encouraged countless girls and boys to believe in and stand up for themselves.The books were penned by Swedish ...
The Bangkok Post
Wrong decisions, disastrous outcomes
It only occurred to me that Typhoon “Ulysses” was a strong one when the electrical power in our area got cut off.It was 2 a.m., and while the winds were clashing in disastrous harmony with our roof at that time, I found myself heaving sighs of frustration because of our already-fluctuating internet connectivity. I still had activities due in the coming days, and I was hoping to finish a few of them before I went to sleep. It’s quite absurd—how in the middle of a raging storm, at the top of my head were my academic deliverables.I didn’t get to finish anything though. The room went pitch-black b...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
The beginning of a new era - Resisting the cabals’ quest for power
2020 has seen the rise of activism around the world, as Covid-19 levels the playing fields but, in South Africa, a new kind of activism is urgently needed to ensure there are playing fields left to level as capitalism and corruption join forces to entrench the economic divide, says Dr Iqbal Survé, Chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings and Executive Chairman of Independent Media.On December 5, 2013, the world woke up to the news that the father of our South African democracy, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba), had passed away. He left behind him a legacy that earned him adoration, praise a...
Female power leads consumption growth, boosts economy
By Wendy Liu | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-26 07:02According to the World Bank, among the world's top 20 economies, China has one of the highest female labor participation rates for women aged over 15, at 60 percent. Comparable ratios are 56 percent for the US, 55 percent for Germany, 53 percent for Japan, and only 21 percent for India.Better education, rising disposable income and aspirations for "good life" are making women, particularly those in the 20-40 age group, popularly known as xiao jie jie (little sisters), a major force driving consumption in China.Women boost duty-free salesOne...
Transcorp Risks Losing Afam Power Plants
There are indications that Transcorp Power Consortium, one of the leading power generating companies in Nigeria may lose its bid to acquire majority stake in the newest and biggest power generating plants recently built by the federal government.The company has been given up to tomorrow, Thursday, November 26, to pay 25% of the N105.3 billion winning price it offered to acquire the Afam power plants, failing which the reserve bidder in the transaction will be invited to make the same payment and take over the company.Transorp Power, led by renowned business mogul, Tony Elumelu, won the bid to ...
Feet of Clay
Oh, Messiah! God of nations!Come and help us with Thy grace;Thou hast power over countries –O’er the billion miles of space,For the prayers of Thy peopleFor the rescue of Thy raceOur Lord is marching on!Oh, aid us with Thy Power!We all lift this silent pray’r;Oh, the Savior who has powerOver distance, might and air,Deign to grant us but the powerAnd the will to do and dareOur faith is marching on!He shall come in all His glory;And shall help us win the world.“We shall crush thee!” – is the challengeWhich in answer we have hurled.See the Eagles of the nation’s Freedom flagNow flies unfurled;All...
The balance of power between Iran and Israel
When it comes to confronting the Iranian regime, without a doubt Israel has been fortunate in the past four years. The Trump administration’s Iranian policy has been in alignment with Israel’s objectives.The maximum pressure policy served Israel’s interests as it significantly weakened the theocratic establishment of Iran on several fronts. From the outset, the Israeli leaders were opposed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, and lobbied against it, partly due to the fact that it provided the ruling clerics of Iran with extra revenue. The ...
Germany's 'eternal chancellor' Angela Merkel marks 15 years in office
In power so long she has been dubbed Germany's "eternal chancellor", Angela Merkel marked 15 years at the helm of Europe's top economic power on Sunday with her popularity intact and public trust in her leadership reaching new heights.Merkel, 66, has said she will step down as chancellor when her current mandate runs out in 2021 with plans to leave politics altogether.As she finishes out her fourth term she will tie Helmut Kohl's record for longest-serving post-war leader, leaving an entire generation of young Germans with no recollection of another chancellor.Calls for her to stand for yet an...
Donald Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Joe Biden's presidential win
President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed.Trump summoned a delegation of the battleground state’s Republican leadership, including the state's Senate majority leader and House speaker, in an apparent extension of his efforts to persuade judges and election officials in the state to set aside Biden's 154,000-vote margin of victory and grant Trump the state's electors. It...
Is performance proportionate to power? | Daily FT
By M.H.M. Farook, FCMA (UK), CGMADemocracy is unfortunately slow but it is steady. Slow and steady wins. Power accumulated in one person and commanding others to produce quick results unfortunately does not percolate down as fast as it is intended. Eventually so many commands have been given and the giver himself is unable to cope, since human limitations apply, however efficient, intelligent and committed he may be. Power and responsibility go together. You cannot hold persons responsible to produce results without sufficient power.Human nature resists, taking responsibility to carry out work...
Daily Financial Times