Daily Archives: May 12, 2008

Pakistan’s government …is pulling out!

One of the main parties in Pakistan has announced it is pulling out of the government, just three months after landmark general elections.

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif says his PML-N is quitting because of differences over the reinstatement of judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf. Mr. Sharif wants the judges, who became a focus of opposition to Mr. Musharraf, to get all their old powers back. But the biggest party, the PPP, wants limitations on their powers.

Musharraf’s democratic face didn’t really work and the dictator is again facing Pakistan’s reality!

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At least 7,000 people dead in China

A powerful earthquake is reported to have killed at least 7,000 people in China‘s south-western Sichuan province, up to 5,000 of them in just one county.

Many more are feared killed and injured in other parts of the country after the quake, which had a magnitude of 7.8, struck at 1428 local time. At least 50 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a school where an estimated 900 students were buried.

President Hu Jintao has urged “all-out” efforts to rescue victims. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 92km from Chengdu, Sichuan’s provincial capital. Because the earthquake struck in the middle of the day, it is feared that many schoolchildren may be among the victims.

There is no other comment here, only sorrow!

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Reformers claim victory in Serbia

Serbian President Boris Tadic has claimed victory in the general election with early results suggesting a big lead for his pro-Western alliance.

Mr. Tadic said Serbs had chosen the path of integration with Europe but he vowed his new government would not recognize Kosovo as an independent state. Despite its lead, his bloc will have to seek a coalition with other parties. Its ultra-nationalist rivals say they could still muster enough support for a nationalist coalition against him.

Let’s hope that the rest of the world will see that and saying world we mean the American administration!!!

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Ovi magazine today

Alfred North Whitehead’s Critique of Modern Materialism by Emanuel L. Paparella
Alfred North Whitehead is widely considered one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. He quipped once that “the whole of Western philosophy is a footnote to Plato.”

Works by photographer Cátia Cóias #2 by Cátia Cóias
Cátia Cóias has done multiple individual and collective exhibitions in galleries, museums, libraries, worked for magazines and collaborated with other artists developing innovative artistical and cultural projects.

A Guilty Pleasure by Asa Butcher
‘The Sound of Music’, a cinematic world packed full of singing nuns, clothes tailored from curtains, Nazis, catchy tunes, vomit-inducing children and a long list of favourite things – there’s even an intermission!

2nd Opinion #49 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad …really bad! Seriously, I think you’ll need a second opinion after this.

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