Be yourself and ignore the rest
Like all princesses, Atheroma spent her life in her father’s charming castle waiting for her prince charming to come around. The castle was so adorable and was visited frequently by brave white blood soldiers and dedicated red blood servants who carried precious oxygen to her father. Atheroma was a spoiled girl who was never satisfied with little things. Thrombus felt in love with her at first sight, but she wouldn’t easily notice him.
Thrombus thought of ways to impress his beloved Atheroma so he started collecting red blood cells for her in form of a clot as a bouquet of mesmerizing roses. Atheroma’s attention was finally gotten so she asked the best lipids to create the most magnificent wedding dress for the wedding. Her father’s tough regime dismissed a lot of lipids and the wedding was going to be cancelled.
The seriousness of the situation struck Thrombus and he started consulting his friends for a solution of this dilemma. Nicotine, Thrombus’s dear friend and a constant companion of Atheroma’s father offered to help. All that Nicotine had to do is to push on Atheroma’s father by surrounding the castle and constricting its roads to bring an end for this story. Atheroma’s father couldn’t take this pressure and he sadly died making the whole kingdom die with him. Atheroma and thrombus lived happily NEVER after…
written by: Alaa Ahmed Usama
Use every opportunity
A statement published with Stephen Hawking’s approval said his withdrawal was based on advice from academic contacts in Palestine. Image: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA
Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline the fifth annual president’s conference, Facing Tomorrow, in June, which features major international personalities, attracts thousands of participants and this year will celebrate Peres’s 90th birthday.
Hawking is in very poor health, but last week he wrote a brief letter to the Israeli president to say he had changed his mind. He has not announced his decision publicly, but a statement published by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine with Hawking’s approval described it as “his independent decision to respect the boycott, based upon his knowledge of Palestine, and on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there”.
Hawking’s decision marks another victory in the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions targeting Israeli academic institutions.
In April the Teachers’ Union of Ireland became the first lecturers’ association in Europe to call for an academic boycott of Israel, and in the United States members of the Association for Asian American Studies voted to support a boycott, the first national academic group to do so.
In the four weeks since Hawking’s participation in the Jerusalem event was announced, he has been bombarded with messages from Britain and abroad as part of an intense campaign by boycott supporters trying to persuade him to change his mind. In the end, Hawking told friends, he decided to follow the advice of Palestinian colleagues who unanimously agreed that he should not attend.
Tony and food
Same Tony, same.
Episode 2 (10/4/2013)
A new day on the evoluting me is about to end and I just discovered there is no real word called “evoluting”. This day is phenomenal in many ways. It has been extremely long and almost like a dream. As soon as I reached school the CEO, Mr. Siraj told me and Noha, a math teacher, that we had to go to the stage with the children because it is going to be a big deal “el mawdoo3 kbeer”, he said :D. I had a lot of fun with the children and a couple of fights with them too. I had to keep them entertained because it was taking the theatre preparation forever to allow different groups of children in.
Apart from the sudden excitement I had to face, the only working part from developing with consistence is writing this kind of journal. I didn’t make any accountability and this is majorly because I have no real close friends. Shaza wouldn’t listen and I actually didn’t sit with Hadeer enough because of the stage practice thing. As for praying on time, I’m kind of on my way but I missed Duhr prayer today and I will try my best not to miss any other prayer ever. Ya Allah a3eeny 3ala zekrek w shokrek w 7osn 3ebadatek. For the walking, it didn’t work out today at all. Since writing seems fine for now, I’ll keep working on it. I apologize to myself and any readers if my writing on this particular day is a bit disorganized but I’m exhausted!
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