December 2009 Blog Posts (4)

"It is better to be a failure to what you like than to be a success to what you hate"

 It is better to be a failure to what you like than to be a success to what you hate.

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 17, 2009 at 1:48am — No Comments

The plights of maids

The plights of maids



Al-Razi last stop for distressed maids





By Chidi Emmanuel, Staff writer







KUWAIT: Lying helplessly on her bed in the female ward of the Al-Razi Hospital, Sarah (last name withheld), a Sri Lankan maid, could not contain her tears as she narrated her ordeal. "I had no option other than to jump from the third floor of the building after I received the worst beating of my life from my madam. She locked me inside the bathroom and… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 13, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Valero Energy Drops $3.5 Billion On Biodiesel From Jatropha

Valero Energy, the largest American refiner, is placing more bets on renewable fuel, agreeing to a five-year deal with the Australian biofuel refiner Mission NewEnergyto obtain biodiesel made from jatropha.

From The New York Times Green Inc. blog: Mission will supply Valero with up to 60 million gallons of biodiesel per year, starting next year. Under the terms of the agreement, Valero can double that amount and extend the contract by an additional five years.

Added by CLIVE RICHARDSON on December 13, 2009 at 2:08am — No Comments

Sharjah Grand Prix 2009 kicks off

‘The mother of all races’





Sharjah Grand Prix 2009 kicks off





By Chidi Emmanuel





SHARJAH: The Sharjah Grand Prix 2009 Championship kicks off today (10th December 2009) at the Sharjah Khalid Lagoon. The two-day event branded as ‘the mother of the races’ was organized by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). Participants were drawn from across the globe including -American Jay Price, UAE Thani Al Qamzi, Finish Sami Seilo,… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 10, 2009 at 12:57pm — No Comments

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