Editorial

EDITORIAL

Traumatic incidents of enforced disappearances must stop Tears of the bereaved eloquently denote overwhelming grief of despair after normal death of a dear one. Memories of loved ones persist which is not easy to reconcile. Bodily pain can be allayed and toned down but not mental trauma of sadness following a near and dear one’s […]

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Corporal punishment was outlawed in 2011, but it still prevails Sir Frank Peters IT IS amazing how un-hinged society can become if you don’t pay attention to the smaller details and address them appropriately. Take for example violence in society. The majority of God-loving, God-fearing inhabitants of society (99.9 percent) detest and abhor violence. They’re […]

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Want to curb violent attacks? Curb civilizationalism

James M. Dorsey Decades of Saudi global funding of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism is perceived to have created breeding grounds for radicalism in Muslim communities even if it was largely not directly responsible for the rise of jihadism. The same is true for civilisationalism of which jihadism is just one expression as are intolerant, supremacist expressions […]

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Islamic state celluloid: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and witch doctors of terrorism

Binoy Kampmark Nothing turns on the charlatan class of terrorism expertise than a video from an elusive, unknown destination, adjusted, modified and giving all the speculative trimmings. In reading, E.B. White suggested the presence of two participants: the author as impregnator; the reader as respondent. In the terrorism video, the maker consciously penetrates the shallow […]

Infotech

Microsoft joins $1 trillion club

THE tech giant Microsoft has joined an exclusive club whose only membership requirement is a market capitalization value of $1 trillion or more, and in the process it’s nabbed the crown for the most-valuable company. The software giant broke the barrier last week in after-hours trading when shares jumped more than 4 percent on better-than-expected […]

Infotech

IT GETS POWER FROM HEART

Battery-free pacemaker developed A pacemaker that does not require a battery and harvests its energy from the user’s beating heart has been successfully tested on pigs. According to the Press Association, it uses an “energy harvester”, which is wrapped around the heart and generates electricity from the pulsating motion of the muscle. With each beat […]