Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Fraudster Bernard L. Madoff was national treasurer of the American Jewish Congress and Yeshiva University. So where did the $50 billion go?
As the Wall Street Journal reported:
a University Board treasurer and Board chairman, Syms School; Sy Syms, vice chairman, Board of Trustees; and Josh S. Weston.
courtesy : wakeupfromyourslumber
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1. Do not tell me that there has a been a TOC, an acronym for Transfer of Culture from the Chinese to the Malays. For the Chinese 8.08 may has means a lot in terms of Fung Sui for Prosperity, ha ha!
For me, the reason was simple, my daughter, the bride to be then, is teaching at a Matriculation college and so is her fiancé. Both of them had a two week teaching leave / holiday. Their second week break, coincides with the one week school break where all her sisters and brothers at schools could joined, in the celebration. I nodded, without a voice of objection. So we did the holy matrimony celebration during that school holiday, on its first Saturday. The bride and groom to be, could sort out what ever is needed during the first week of their break. In terms of time-line and scheduling, it was just perfect.
There were only two Saturdays involved during that school holiday. Saturday was the choice to facilitate others in the working class to join the ceremony, more so for the friends of the bride and the groom to be included. Saturday is a common non working day in Malaysia – the west coast / Sabah/Sarawak and the East Coast / Northern States of the Peninsular. On the second Saturday, a wedding reception was hosted by the groom.
Well there were too many “walimah” clashes, we did receive many apologises for it was just impossible to travel from end of the state to another let alone across the country – to be in a feast of almost at the same time. Some of my maternal Unties and Uncles, went to Alor Setar, for Che Pah and Ayah Sin – Son in Law wedding reception. Congratulations to Che Pah & Ayah Sin, who married off their daughter Nurul Hanani a week before me to Mohd Habib. But unfortunately the reception at the groom’s place was unable to be attended by my sisters, though living in Alor Setar, they were back in Kelantan for my daughter’s wedding.
I like to express my deepest gratitude to those relatives and friends who had attended the function, especially to Long and Sue Zaq. To others - uncles, unties, other relatives and neighbours and friends – who came after the ceremony, too. Many thanks for their well and best wishes.
At the groom’s reception in Paloh 6 Gemas, I am thankful to those who had taken the trouble to be there, on my side, Abang Pin, Tik & Yee, Afrizal & Sue, Ruslina & Roslan, Syams & Ellis, Zana & Min (Yu Nah) and kak Ze’s side, Abang Mat & Kak Diah, Shahida and Eddie, Danny & Julie, Maizuni and Azlan. – all with their kids.
Kak Ze’s big immediate Family
Sitting : Nurhannan, Hessa Kawthar, Salsabila, Najya Syakira
Squatting : Sumayyah, Mus’ab, Muhammad, Mufaddal, Ruqayyah
Standing : Hidayah, Anuar (menantu), Madihah, Azizan (Kak Ze), Salehah
Last row : Manan (Abe Ma6), Mardhiyyah.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The latest decision was approved by a 9-1 vote with Richard Fisher, president of the Fed's regional bank in Dallas, calling for a rise in interest rates now to fight inflation.
It is a situation that the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, recently described as being caught between "fire and ice". . . more news
Friday, June 13, 2008
MUMBAI: As Crude Oil is setting the global economy on fire and fears of recession, there is a frequent question people ask. Who sets the oil prices?
The answer generally comes: oil price is set by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a permanent intergovernmental oil organization, created in 1960 by
But the fact is that it is not OPEC that sets the global oil price. One of the most common misconceptions about OPEC is that the Organization is responsible for setting crude oil prices.
Although OPEC did in fact set crude oil prices from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, this is no longer the case. It is true that OPEC's Member Countries do voluntary restrain their crude oil production in order to stabilize the oil market and avoid harmful and unnecessary price fluctuations, but this is not the same thing as setting prices.
In today's complex global markets, the price of crude oil is set by movements on the three major international petroleum exchanges, all of which have their own Web sites featuring information about oil prices.
They are the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX, http://www.nymex.com), the International Petroleum Exchange in
OPEC does not control the oil market. OPEC Member Countries produce about 45 per cent of the world's crude oil and 18 per cent of its natural gas.
However, OPEC's oil exports represent about 55 per cent of the crude oil traded internationally. Therefore, OPEC can have a strong influence on the oil market, especially if it decides to reduce or increase its level of production
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Friday May 23, 2008PETALING JAYA: Check your RM100 and RM50 notes, folks! Hold each note up to the light and if you can't see the first King's watermark portrait, it’s a fake.
Fruit vendor Loh Man, 53, discovered three days after a couple bought RM15 worth of fruits at his stall in
Loh Man realised something was amiss when the colour on the note started to fade and the watermark of the King was missing when the note was held up to the light.
He sought the help of MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong who said this was the first RM100 fake note he had come across. He said he had been previously alerted of RM50 fake notes.
“Just hold the notes up to the light and check,” he advised the public at a press conference.
“The watermark portrait can be seen easily. At the base of the watermark, the numeral 100 is clearly visible in a real note but absent in counterfeit ones,” he said, adding that fake notes were also deeper in colour.
To demonstrate how easy it was to pass off the RM100 fake note as the real thing, Chong and a few reporters tested them out on merchants, who thought the notes to be real.
“I am very surprised that I managed to get through five merchants without being detected,” Chong said, adding that one trader took a close look at the note but still did not suspect anything.
Chong said he had seen a number of fake RM50 notes but claimed that Loh's fake RM100 note was more sophisticated.
”I will bring the matter up to Bank Negara,” he said.Coutesy star
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Whether it’s tips on driving to diving with whale sharks, this 4th edition of the magazine is perfect for both first-time visitors to Okinawa or veterans. The guide costs 1,500 yen and is available at most bookstores.See the Guide
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Iran has completely switched away from US dollar in its oil trading.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Moscow confident of final success
For days, the British media has been filled with doom laden stories about what a disaster the UEFA Champions League final in Moscow on 21 May is going to be. Even the BBC has not been immune.
To believe the reports, thousands of British fans face a series of seemingly insurmountable hurdles to getting to the match.
Visas will not be issued in time, there will be no flights available, Moscow hotels are full, and prices are astronomic.. . . . read more
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
April 16 (Bloomberg) -- The dollar fell to a record low against the euro as European inflation accelerated last month, reducing chances the European Central Bank will follow the Federal Reserve in cutting interest rates.
The currency had its biggest decline versus the euro in three weeks, weakening to $1.5979 as U.S. housing starts dropped more than twice as much as forecast to a 17-year low. The Canadian and Australian dollars and the Norwegian krone increased after crude oil touched a record $115.07 a barrel. . . . . read more