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Friday, September 29, 2006

Picture Of The Day

I came across this picture of a turkish shop in London at AngloLibyan blog. I thought it is worth posting here.Check for the error!

Mozart To Fight Against Poor Behavior

A new book from academics at the University of Derby suggests that teachers should play Mozart in the classroom to help calm unruly children and improve their work.

Source The Guardian

Thursday, September 28, 2006

لا أحد يملك الحق في التنازل عن حق الأمة

الرئيس الإيراني محمود أحمدي نجاد جدد تمسك إيران بالتخصيب, قائلا إنه "من غير المسموح لأي إيراني التنازل عن حق الأمة", وإنه "إذا أرادت الدول الغربية الاستمرار في هذا السبيل فإن إيران ستستعرض قدراتها في مجالات أخرى أيضا", دون تحديد طبيعتها.

واحسرتاه على الأمّة

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

2006 World's Best Banks

Global Finance Magazine (October 2006 edition) editorial team has identified the best banks in 109 countries. In selecting these top banks, the team
considered factors that range from the objective to the informed subjective. Objective criteria included growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and product innovation. Subjective criteria included the opinions of equity and credit-rating analysts, banking consultants and others in the industry. The winners may not be the largest or the oldest or the most diversified in a given country or sector but, rather, the best-the bank with which corporations, consumers and financial institutions around the world are most likely to want to do business. Within this listing of the World's Best Banks we have included our April 2006 list of the Best Developed Market Banks and our May 2006 list of the Best Emerging Market Banks.


Corporate Citigroup
Consumer HSBC
Private UBS
Asset Management State Street Global Advisors
Custody The Bank of New York
Investment Citigroup
Trade Finance Citigroup
Foreign Exchange Deutsche Bank
Sub-custody HSBC


Bermuda Butterfield Bank
Canada Scotiabank
United States Citigroup


Albania Raiffeisen Bank
Austria Erste Bank
Belarus Priorbank
Belgium KBC Bank
Bosnia & Herzegovina Raiffeisen Bank
Bulgaria Raiffeisenbank
Croatia Privredna Banka Zagreb
Cyprus Bank of Cyprus
Czech Republic Ceska Sporitelna
Denmark Danske Bank
Estonia Hansabank
Finland Nordea
France Societe Generale
Germany Deutsche Bank
Greece EFG Eurobank Ergasias
Hungary OTP Bank
Iceland Kaupthing Bank
Ireland Bank of Ireland
Italy Banca Intesa
Latvia Lateko Banka
Lithuania SEB Vilniaus Bankas
Luxembourg Fortis Banque Luxembourg
Macedonia Komercijalna Banka
Malta Bank of Valletta
Moldova Moldindconbank
Netherlands ABN AMRO
Norway DnB NOR
Poland Bank Pekao
Portugal Banco Comercial Portugues
Romania Banca Comerciala Romana
Russia Vneshtorgbank
Serbia & Montenegro Raiffeisen Bank
Slovakia VUB Banca
Slovenia Nova Ljubljanska Banka
Spain Banco Santander Central Hispano
Sweden Handelsbanken
Switzerland UBS
Turkey Akbank
Ukraine Ukreximbank
United Kingdom HSBC


Armenia Converse Bank
Australia Macquarie Bank
Azerbaijan International Bank of Azerbaijan
Bangladesh Janata Bank
China China Construction Bank
Georgia TBC Bank
Hong Kong HSBC
India ICICI Bank
Indonesia Bank Danamon
Israel Bank Hapoalim
Japan Mitsubishi UFJ
Kazakhstan Kazkommertsbank
Kyrgyzstan Demir Kyrgyz International Bank
Macau Seng Heng Bank
Malaysia Maybank
Mongolia Khan Bank
Pakistan National Bank of Pakistan
Philippines Bank of the Philippine Islands
Singapore United Overseas Bank
South Korea Shinhan Bank
Sri Lanka Commercial Bank of Ceylon
Taiwan Chinatrust Commercial Bank
Thailand Siam Commercial Bank
Uzbekistan Asaka Bank


Argentina Macro Bansud
Barbados FirstCaribbean International
Bolivia Banco de Credito
Brazil Bradesco
Chile Santander Santiago
Colombia Bancolombia
Costa Rica Banco Interfin
Ecuador Banco del Pichincha
El Salvador Banco Agricola
Guatemala Banco Agromercantil
Honduras Banco Atlantida
Mexico Banamex
Panama Banistmo
Peru Continental BBVA
Puerto Rico Banco Popular
Trinidad & Tobago Republic Bank
Uruguay ABN AMRO
Venezuela Banco Mercantil


Bahrain Ahli United Bank
Botswana Standard Chartered Bank Botswana
Egypt Commercial International Bank (CIB)
Ethiopia NIB International Bank
Gambia Trust Bank
Ghana Ghana Commercial Bank
Guinea International Commercial Bank
Jordan Arab Bank
Kenya Barclays Bank of Kenya
Kuwait National Bank of Kuwait
Lebanon BLOM Bank
Morocco Attijariwafa Bank
Namibia Standard Bank Namibia
Nigeria First Bank of Nigeria
Oman BankMuscat
Qatar Qatar National Bank
Rwanda Bank of Commerce,Development and Industry
Saudi Arabia Samba Financial Group
South Africa Standard Bank
Tunisia Banque de Tunisie
Uganda Stanbic Bank Uganda
United Arab Emirates National Bank of Dubai
Zambia Standard Chartered Bank Zambia
Zimbabwe Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe

Too Much Testosterone Can Be Dangerous

According to The Express*,

Researchers have found that too much testosterone can kill brain cells, which may explain why steroid abuse can trigger agression and suicide.

*The Express is a daily publication of The Washington Post.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Indigènes is the title of a new film by Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb.The movie which will open tomorrow in Paris, is a controversial new action film about the forgotten north African heroes of the second world war. According to the Guardian,
Bouchareb wanted to rescue an important part of his ancestors' history from "national amnesia", and make the interior minister and presidential hopeful, Nicolas Sarkozy, reconsider his draconian views on immigrants.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Pope Meets With Muslim Diplomats

Pope Benedict XVI met today with Muslim Diplomats in an attempt to put to rest anger over his recent remarks about Islam and violence.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Ramadhan Moubarek!

Happy and Blessed Ramadhan for all.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I Am Back!

After more than a month overseas, I am back to the States. Lots of stories to tell...;)

Saturday, September 09, 2006


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

“Crocodile Hunter” , Killed By A Stingray

Steve Irwin the famous australian TV personality known as the “Crocodile Hunter”was killed by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.

Via Bareknucklepolitics

Saturday, September 02, 2006

President Bush Assassinated

Well this is just the theme of a new TV docudrama that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival later this month (SEPT)before being shown on Channel 4's satellite channel More4 in October. In Death of A President, the director of this docudrama shows
the dramatic moment when President George Bush is gunned down by a sniper after a public address at a hotel, in a gripping new docudrama soon to be aired on TV.

Set around October 2007, President Bush is assassinated as he leaves the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago.

Death of a President, shot in the style of a retrospective documentary, looks at the effect the assassination of Bush has on America in light of its ‘War on Terror’.

The 90 minutes feature explores who could have planned the murder, with a Syrian-born man wrongly put in the frame.

Via Bareknucklepolitics