Athletic, Muslim, Fashionable

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Athletic, Muslim, Fashionable - a Tale of the Sports Hijab Tala Hadavi | Montreal Olympic hopeful, 17-year-old Zeinab Hammoud Female Muslim athletes who observe a strict Islamic dress code sometimes face the question of whether they will be allowed to participate in major competitions -- with their heads and most of their bodies covered.  Now, one Iranian-Canadian woman is marketing a product to change that.  It complies with the requirements of many major sports, and it’s fashionable, safe and comfortable -- while still meeting Islamic requirements. An Olympic hopeful faces a small obstacle Seventeen-year-old Zeinab Hammoud has a brown belt in Taekwondo, and dreams of one day making it to the Olympics.  But unlike her sister, Rana, Zeinab chooses to wear the Islamic headscarf, or hijab.  This became a problem…
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Say No to Jan Lok Pal

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Jan Lok Pal is no solutionJune 22, 2011   12:00:00 AMTackling corruption requires economic reforms and a popular re-engagement with electoral politics. We should shun the politics of hunger strikes.The idea of a ‘Jan Lok Pal’ is flawed and profoundly misunderstands the causes and solutions of corruption in India. It seeks to create another chunk of Government, more processes and rules, to solve a problem that, in part, exists because of too many chunks of Government, too many processes and rules. If the ‘Jan Lok Pal’ presides over the same system that has corrupted civil servants, politicians, anti-corruption watchdogs, judges, media, civil society groups and ordinary citizens, why should we expect that the ombudsman will be incorruptible? Because the person is handpicked by unelected, unaccountable ‘civil society’ members? Those who…
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Top 12 reasons Why Anna Hazare is wrong and Lok Pal a bad idea

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FAQ: Why Anna Hazare is wrong and Lok Pal a bad idea 08.14.2011 · Posted in Public Policy Don’t fall for the miracle cure that is being offered. Corruption must be fought differently and it’s not easy.1. Is Lok Pal is necessary to fight corruption?No, not only is it unnecessary, it will make the problem worse. Corruption in India arises because of too much government, too many rules, too much complexity and too much ambiguity. Adding one more, huge, powerful layer to an already complex system will make the system even more complicated. Complexity creates the incentives for corruption–both on the part of the bribe giver and the bribe taker. 1A. Is the government’s version of the Lok Pal bill better?No. We don’t need a Lok Pal at all. Making…
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London riots

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August 8,2011 London riots Two nights of rioting in London's Tottenham neighborhood erupted following protests over the shooting death by police of a local man, Mark Duggan. Police were arresting him when the shooting occurred. Over 170 people were arrested over the two nights of rioting, and fires gutted several stores, buildings, and cars. The disorder spread to other neighborhoods as well, with shops being looted in the chaos. Collected here are images from the rioting and the aftermath. -- Lane Turner (26 photos total)Fire fighters and riot police survey the area as fire rages through a building in Tottenham, north London on Aug. 7, 2011. A demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze. (Lewis Whyld/PA/AP) 2A rioter throws a…
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Tata Aria 4×2

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Tata Aria 4x2 in LavasaThe Tata Aria 4x2 extends the range to new segments and redefines several benchmarks with its design and technologies.Photography: Clint Thomas, Yahoo! India NewsThe Aria’s stylish design is inlaid with theDNA of an SUV, manifested in its stance, power, driveability and safety.The Aria’s styling is a blend of boldproportions, uncluttered lines and uncompromising aesthetics. Its 2.2 litre Direct Injection Common Rail(DICOR) engine, with variable turbine technology and 32-bit ECU delivers 140 PSpower and 320 Nm torque.The Aria is equipped with disc brakes on allfour wheels resulting in superior braking effectiveness and better control. TheAntilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Breakforce Distribution (EBD)aids steerability and control in emergency braking situations and on slipperysurfaces. The Aria’s stylish design is inlaid with theDNA of an SUV, manifested in its stance,…
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Want to reduce your belly fat?

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Want to reduce your belly fat? Eat apples, green peas and beansTue, Jun 28, 2011 2:22 PM ISTWashington, June 28 (ANI): Are you tired of having belly fat? Now, eat two small apples, one cup of green peas and one-half cup of pinto beans and exercise vigorously for 30 minutes, two to four times a week. cording to the researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, vegetables, fruit and beans contain more soluble fiber and will help reduce visceral fat, or belly fat, around the midsection. They found that for every 10-gram increase in soluble fiber eaten per day, visceral fat was reduced by 3.7 percent over five years. In addition, increased moderate activity resulted in a 7.4 percent decrease in the rate of visceral fat accumulation over the same…
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