Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The Mommy Diaries

Iran On New Path?
HASSAN ROWHANI'S victory in the Iranian election is truly stunning. It opens a window of hope for an easing of tension between Iran and the west on the strained nuclear file but also on the more urgent issue - the self-destructive clash between Shia and Sunni Islam that is killing thousands in Syria and Iraq and threatens the entire Middle East region. Although Rowhani had been well ahead in the final pre-election polls, no one expected him or anyone else to receive enough votes to avoid a runoff. That he did so is astonishing, in a sixhorse race. The result confirms that ...
Fight The Future
LAST week the International Monetary Fund, whose normal role is that of stern disciplinarian to spendthrift governments, gave the United States some unusual advice. "Lighten up," urged the fund. "Enjoy life! Seize the day!" OK, fund officials didn't use quite those words, but they came close, with an article in IMF Survey magazine titled 'Ease Off Spending Cuts to Boost US Recovery'. In its more formal statement, the fund argued that the sequester and other forms of fiscal contraction will cut this year's US growth rate by almost half, undermining what might otherwise have been a fairly vigorous recovery. And these spending cuts are both unwise and unnecessary. Unfortunately, the fund apparently couldn't bring ...

From reel to real, Akshay plays don at India-Pak match

Iran On New Path?
HASSAN ROWHANI'S victory in the Iranian election is truly stunning. It opens a window of hope for an easing of tension between Iran and the west on the strained nuclear file but also on the more urgent issue - the self-destructive clash between Shia and Sunni Islam that is killing thousands in Syria and Iraq and threatens the entire Middle East region. Although Rowhani had been well ahead in the final pre-election polls, no one expected him or anyone else to receive enough votes to avoid a runoff. That he did so is astonishing, in a sixhorse race. The result confirms that ...
Fight The Future
LAST week the International Monetary Fund, whose normal role is that of stern disciplinarian to spendthrift governments, gave the United States some unusual advice. "Lighten up," urged the fund. "Enjoy life! Seize the day!" OK, fund officials didn't use quite those words, but they came close, with an article in IMF Survey magazine titled 'Ease Off Spending Cuts to Boost US Recovery'. In its more formal statement, the fund argued that the sequester and other forms of fiscal contraction will cut this year's US growth rate by almost half, undermining what might otherwise have been a fairly vigorous recovery. And these spending cuts are both unwise and unnecessary. Unfortunately, the fund apparently couldn't bring ...

With little fodder for tabloids

Iran op nieuw pad?
HASSAN ROWHANI overwinning in de Iraanse verkiezingen is werkelijk adembenemend. Het opent een venster van hoop voor een versoepeling van de spanningen tussen Iran en het westen op de gespannen nucleaire bestand maar ook op de meer dringende kwestie - de zelf-destructieve botsing tussen sjiitische en soennitische Islam die is het doden van duizenden in Syrië en Irak en vormt een bedreiging voor de hele regio van het Midden-Oosten. Hoewel Rowhani had goed vooruit in de laatste pre-electorale opiniepeilingen, verwacht niemand hem of iemand anders om te krijgen genoeg stemmen om te voorkomen dat een afvoer. Dat deed hij dat is verbazingwekkend, in een sixhorse race. Het resultaat bevestigt dat...
Fight The Future
VORIGE week gaf het Internationaal Monetair Fonds, waarvan de normale rol die van strenge tucht verkwister regeringen is, de Verenigde Staten een ongebruikelijke advies. "Lighten up," drong er bij het Fonds. "Geniet van het leven! Pluk de dag!" OK, Fonds ambtenaren vrij die woorden niet gebruiken, maar ze kwamen sluit, met een artikel in het tijdschrift IMF enquête met een adellijke titel 'Gemak uit uitgaven bezuinigingen op Boost ons Recovery'. In haar meer formele verklaring heeft het Fonds betoogd dat het sekwester en andere vormen van fiscale contractie dit jaar ons snijden zal groei door bijna de helft, ondermijnen wat anders een vrij krachtige herstel zijn geweest. En deze bezuinigingen zijn zowel onverstandig en onnodig. Helaas, het Fonds blijkbaar niet kon brengen...

Here comes soul-stirrer

Iran on new path?
HASSAN ROWHANI victory in the Iranian election is truly stunning. It opens a window of hope for an easing of tensions between Iran and the West on the tense nuclear file but also on the more pressing issue-the self-destructive clash between Shiite and Sunni Islam which is killing thousands in Syria and Iraq and is a threat to the entire region of the Middle East. Although Rowhani had well ahead in the latest pre-election polls, no one expected him or someone else to get enough votes to avoid a runoff. That he did so is amazing, in a sixhorse race. The result confirms that ...
Fight The Future
Last week gave the International Monetary Fund, whose normal role is that of the United States, strict disciplinary spendthrift Governments an unusual advice. "Lighten up," urged the Fund. "Enjoy life! Seize the day! " OK, Fund officials do not use those words, but they came pretty close, with an article in the magazine IMF survey titled ' ease off spending cuts to Boost our Recovery '. In its more formal statement, the Fund has argued that the receiver and other forms of fiscal contraction this year will cut us growth by nearly half, undermining what else a fairly robust recovery. And these cuts are both unwise and unnecessary. Unfortunately, the Fund apparently could not bring ...

Dominant Spain defeat Uruguay 2-1 in opener

AFP

RECIFE (Brazil) world champions who knew Spain a winning start their Confederations Cup campaign on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over South American champions Uruguay in the Northern Brazilian city of Recife.

The Spaniards dominated throughout but after Pedro Rodriguez deflected opener could have been grateful Roberto Soldado 32ndminute clincher as Luis Suarez netted a late free kick for the Uruguayans.

Although the Uruguayans moved closer to squeezing a point than they earned, then Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque was delighted as his side laid the Foundation for reaching the final four from a group also with minnows Uruguay and Tahiti.

"These are three wonderful points us in great place when it comes to reaching the semi-finals," said Del Bosque.

"It was a great contest played out in conditions that the players strength sapped," he added, referring to the warm, humid weather.

"We dominated almost the entire match but the margin was a slim one in the event log. At 2-0 we thought we had it already won and we got off the gas a little bit. " Uruguay counterpart Oscar Tabarez said: "Spain were superior and they deserved to win-we lacked a bit of discipline.

In the second half was a little more balanced as we dug deep to play for our pride. " Cesc Fabregas came within the width of a post from giving Spain the lead in the 10th minute with a low strike before the Favorites made the breakthrough after only 20 minutes — to bamboozle keeper Fernando Muslera Lady Luck smiling on them as Diego Lugano home Pedro deflected is shot.

As was their custom, Spain gave the Uruguayans almost no chance to get rid of the ball in the opening quarter and Xavi almost made it two when he sent a free kick whizzing near goal after 26 minutes.

Without the ball Uruguay grew frustrated and resort to some strong arm-tactics as first Edinson Cavani earned a booking for rattles in Sergio Ramos as they challenged for a header.

Ramos responded by Gaston Ramirez push before Uruguayan Cristian Rodriguez Jordi Alba with his elbow caught.

Suarez, in the news he would partly to a shift for expresses from Liverpool to Real Madrid, tried rally the Celeste, who qualified for this event by winning the 2011 Copa America in Argentina, Cavani find with a free kick, but the latter the headline was too close to Iker Casillas.

Del Bosque chose to keep faith with his veteran keeper despite Casillas is missing a piece of the second half of the season with a hand injury — after he had restored the then real coach Jose Mourinho left him on the bench.

English rose flowers after 17 year wait for large

Iran on new path?
HASSAN ROWHANI victory in the Iranian election is truly stunning. It opens a window of hope for an easing of tensions between Iran and the West on the tense nuclear file but also on the more pressing issue-the self-destructive clash between Shiite and Sunni Islam which is killing thousands in Syria and Iraq and is a threat to the entire region of the Middle East. Although Rowhani had well ahead in the latest pre-election polls, no one expected him or someone else to get enough votes to avoid a runoff. That he did so is amazing, in a sixhorse race. The result confirms that ...
Fight The Future
Last week gave the International Monetary Fund, whose normal role is that of the United States, strict disciplinary spendthrift Governments an unusual advice. "Lighten up," urged the Fund. "Enjoy life! Seize the day! " OK, Fund officials do not use those words, but they came pretty close, with an article in the magazine IMF survey titled ' ease off spending cuts to Boost our Recovery '. In its more formal statement, the Fund has argued that the receiver and other forms of fiscal contraction this year will cut us growth by nearly half, undermining what else a fairly robust recovery. And these cuts are both unwise and unnecessary. Unfortunately, the Fund apparently could not bring ...

Qatar to play for pride against Uzbekistan

Iran on new path?
HASSAN ROWHANI victory in the Iranian election is truly stunning. It opens a window of hope for an easing of tensions between Iran and the West on the tense nuclear file but also on the more pressing issue-the self-destructive clash between Shiite and Sunni Islam which is killing thousands in Syria and Iraq and is a threat to the entire region of the Middle East. Although Rowhani had well ahead in the latest pre-election polls, no one expected him or someone else to get enough votes to avoid a runoff. That he did so is amazing, in a sixhorse race. The result confirms that ...
Fight The Future
Last week gave the International Monetary Fund, whose normal role is that of the United States, strict disciplinary spendthrift Governments an unusual advice. "Lighten up," urged the Fund. "Enjoy life! Seize the day! " OK, Fund officials do not use those words, but they came pretty close, with an article in the magazine IMF survey titled ' ease off spending cuts to Boost our Recovery '. In its more formal statement, the Fund has argued that the receiver and other forms of fiscal contraction this year will cut us growth by nearly half, undermining what else a fairly robust recovery. And these cuts are both unwise and unnecessary. Unfortunately, the Fund apparently could not bring ...