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Life sentence for London hammer attacker

The British man who was found guilty of attempted murder during a hammer attack on three Emirati sisters at a London hotel in April this year has been sentenced to three life sentences, and will serve...

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Posted by: RealityCheck Nov 24, 2014 4:36 PM [UAE]

@factcheck, comparing countries with one tenth of the population is, how to put it, disingenuous. I think you will find very few people willing to compare absolute numbers with such different bases and they will compare rates.
And no, not all comparisons are equally valid, and some statistics are more relevant than others.

Back to the original point, there is ample evidence that swift justice, is much more effective as a deterrent than harsher penalties. The topic was quite fashionable a few years ago and there is plenty of papers published on it, just google for it. Even The Economist was commenting on some of them (2010 or 2011 I think)

@Lordlands, most (with one very notable exception) people awaiting execution tend to use all their appeals in the US. Do you have any source for your "Many serving life in prison actually volunteer for execute" ? Maybe you should share it

Again, I am using the US because it is the only country that has both death penalty and reliable statistics.

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The bravest thing Branson could do right now is hang up his space helmet

As anyone who follows Formula One will tell you, there is a great story from 1976 that really defines the career of the legendary driver Niki Lauda. Just six weeks after suffering horrific burns during...

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Posted by: John Johnson Nov 24, 2014 4:36 PM [United States]

I liked this - just one thing. When Mr. Bhoyrul says, "given the countless delays", I think he means, "given the many delays". I don't know exactly how many there have been, but even if there had been 10's or 100's of delays, that wouldn't be countless. If one were were privy to the information, one COULD count them. He makes it sound like there were 10,000's or 100,000's delays. I made the same mistake on a college paper once. My professor told me that if I focus on technicalities to make a point, I shouldn't use hyperbole along with it - it ends up making the argument weaker. Beside that, I liked it and the article gave me something to think about.

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The new space race: Beating Branson with balloons

The recent fatal crash of Abu Dhabi-backed Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo that many hoped would soon take tourists into space has reinvigorated questions about the viability of the mission and whether...

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Posted by: John Loon Nov 24, 2014 2:32 PM [USA]

People should ask for proofs of his technology. He is a good at selling vapor, but looking at the CV of his company's employees, it is just to laugh...

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Some Saudi restaurants to ban single women

Saudi Arabia’s National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has criticised the decision by some restaurants to impose a ban on women who are unaccompanied by their male guardians.Arabic daily Al Hayat reports...

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Posted by: SELWIN ILANGOVAN Nov 24, 2014 2:31 PM [DUBAI, U.A.E.]

Noted.. I think it will take a long time for Saudi Arabia to go with the flow of the International Culture..

Any way we can not force this.. This has to come Automatically from their end..Our good wishes. all in Saudi..

Regards and God Bless...

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UAE to train 2,500 labourers in their home countries before they come to the GCC

The Ministry of Labour has announced a pilot project to train 2,500 labourers in their own country before coming to work in the construction sector in the UAE.The workers will be recruited randomly from...

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Posted by: Billy Nov 24, 2014 2:31 PM [UAE]

Great idea. What a good initiative. Gets around all those horrible bogus recruitment agencies over there as well as offering a real opportunity of work. Nice one.

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Is this the end of F1?

The cause of the current financial crisis in Formula One is easy to identify — it is the unequal distribution of the $829m of TV and franchise income by Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One World Championship...

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Posted by: Vincent Nov 24, 2014 2:30 PM [Kuwait]

Compare this to WEC and you see a stark difference. The 'formula' for WEC is much more wider and more accomodating. They have been runnning hybrids for quite a few years now. And they aren't even restricted to fuel type. Becuase a diesel engined car won Le Mans. The cars run for a long period of time, The tyres last for longer than 2 hours (essentially longer than a grand prix race) and their pace is not too far off the mark. The team is not just about 1 driver and his tantrums. The stratification of classes means that there are more participants for each tier of financing and technology. Yes they have double points for Le Mans but that is a 24 hour race.

But most importantly for about $30-$40 an year I can watch all the races live from my tablet, mobile or computer. Essentially wherever I am. And don't have to spend $500 or more for SKY or BeIN and be subjected to the tyranny of Bernie's TV rights and deals, which is where he makes his money and why things won't change in F1. -Part 3

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Work on Dubai Pearl to restart in December - CEO

Work on the Dubai Pearl will restart in December, with the $6 billion megaproject set to be completed “by 2018”, the developer’s chief executive has said.The project has been beset by a series of delays...

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Posted by: AAA Nov 24, 2014 2:30 PM [UAE]

A clear copy of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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Expats need to count the hidden costs of living in UAE – report

The UAE’s rebounding economy and rising cost of education are helping to erode the benefits of zero income tax for professional expats, according a new report.A new Economist Intelligence Unit report entitled...

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Posted by: obrien d Nov 24, 2014 2:25 PM [india]

you forgot etisalat and du - highest rates on the planet

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Saudi's Mobily suspends CEO after earnings debacle

Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has suspended its chief executive Khalid al-Kaf, the kingdom's number two telecom operator by subscribers said on Sunday.The company's decision, effective from November...

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Posted by: Horatio Nov 24, 2014 2:26 PM [Algeria]

This is what happens when you lay off loyal and dedicated staff at the Head Office in Abu Dhabi.
I guess what goes around comes around!!
Without addressing the core issues at hand, the Head Office in Abu Dhabi decided to lay off staff at the whims and fancy of so called expert CXO's - guess this had to come out sooner than later.
I feel sorry for Mr. Khalid Al Kaf whom I respect very much for having to take the rap for mistakes/omissions of others employed to do their jobs.

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UAE's Etisalat stands by Saudi affiliate over accounting errors

Etisalat is confident Saudi Arabia's Mobily will return to growth soon after the affiliate restated 18 months of profits this week, the United Arab Emirates telecom operator said on Thursday.On Monday...

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Posted by: Klaus Nov 24, 2014 12:36 PM [Germany]

Where are the auditors when you need them? Terminated!!!

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    Life sentence for London hammer attacker

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    Is this the end of F1?

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    Monday, 24 November 2014 2:30 PM - Vincent