Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ramadan, month of reflection, purification and abstinence, Poverty around the world 925million hungry people in 2010, Somalia droughts

month of reflection, purification
and abstinence
Facts on poverty in the world
925 million hungry people in 2010

31 July 2011, Sunday / TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH WIRES, ─░STANBUL
Muslims all over the world have embarked on a month of reflection, purification and abstinence from eating and drinking from dawn to sunset. 

The world's 1.2 billion Muslims, around one-fifth of humanity, will begin Monday this year's observance of the Ramadan fasting season, obligatory on all adult and physically fit believers and regarded as one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith.

This holy month is celebrated in the entire world with great enthusiasm and joy, as a great opportunity to remove all cultural and geographical obstacles that stand before the unification of the entire Muslim population around common sacred values.
Source here.


Latest update:

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 AUGUST, 2011: MERCY Malaysia has deployed a needs assessment team to Mogadishu, Somalia to ascertain medical aid and healthcare services needed, said its president, Datuk Dr Ahmad Faizal Ahmad Perdaus.

Dar Al- Shifa Hospital, 
Mogadishu (Medical supplies)

The team is led by MERCY Malaysia vice-president Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Ikram Mohamed Salleh while two others members are MERCY Malaysia head of relief operations Hew Cheong Yew and a Somali student, Yasir Mohamed Ahmed-Baffo, 27, who acts as a translator.

Medical Supplies arrived from 
Malaysia (29th Aug 2011)
The MERCY Malaysian team, which left for Bahrain will be succeeded by follow-up teams. Here (updates: photos & videos live coverage of Malaysian team in Somalia)


No one really knows how many people are malnourished. The statistic most frequently cited is that of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which measures 'undernutrition'. 

The most recent estimate, released in  October 2010 by FAO,  says that 925 million people are undernourished, or almost 1 in 7 people are hungry. 925 million people is 13.6 percent of the estimated world population of 6.8 billion. 

31 July 2011 

Somalia famine: 

Twelve million are at risk of starvation as the drought and 

famine intensifies across the Horn of Africa. 

The African Union has announced it is to hold a summit

meeting to pledge help for the victims of Somalia's drought.

 Source here, here and here.


"There was drought; We have been walking for 22 days drinking only water," Mrs Haji says. "Since I delivered, I haven't eaten a thing.

One woman said how she left her sick child on the road because he was too weak to make the journey to Kenya.
Burdened by other small children, she left him in the desert.

YEAR 2000

Saturday, July 30, 2011

63rd Primetime Emmy Awards September 18, 2011, Latest Update - WINNERS

Lynch63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Latest Update: 18 Sept 2011
Detailed lists of WINNERS here.

Award-winning actress and star of Glee will host the 2011 Primetime Emmys telecast. The 63rd Primetime Emmy
Awards airs Sunday, September 18, live on FOX Television.
Source here.

What a wonderful exciting 2010/2011 season and all six of my favourite television series are being nominated;

Boardwalk Empire, MadMen, The Good Wife,
Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones


Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Mireille Enos (The Killing)

Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Margo Martindale (Justified), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)

This beautiful lyrics is from the song
"Life's A Funny Proposition" 
of Boardwalk Empire Season 1 Finale, "A Return to Normalcy"


Did you ever sit and ponder,

Sit and wonder, sit and think,

Why we're here and what this life is all about?
It's a problem that has driven
Many brainy men to drink,

It's the weirdest thing they've tried to figure out.
About a thousand different theories
All the scientists can show,
But never yet have proved a reason why

With all we've thought
And all we're taught, 
Why all we seem to know
Is we're born and live a while and then we die.

Life's a very funny proposition after all
Imagination, jealousy, hypocrisy and all.
Three meals a day, a whole lot to say;
When you haven't got the coin you're always in the way.

Everybody's fighting as we wind our way along,
Every fellow claims the other fellow's in the wrong;
Hurried and worried until we're buried and
there's no curtain call.
Life's a very funny proposition after all.

When all things are coming easy,
and when luck is with a man,
Why then life to him is sunshine everywhere;
Then the fates blow rather breezy and
they quite upset a plan,
Then he'll cry that life's a burden hard to bear.

Though today may be a day of smiles,
tomorrow's still in doubt,
And what brings me joy,
may bring you care and woe;

We're born to die,
but don't know why,
or what it's all about,
And the more we try to learn the less we know.

Life's a very funny proposition,
you can bet,
And no one's ever solved the problem properly as yet.
Young for a day,
then old and gray;

Like the rose that buds and blooms and
fades and falls away,
Losing health to gain our wealth
as through this dream we tour.

Everything's a guess and nothing's absolutely sure;
Battles exciting and fates we're fighting until the curtain falls.
Life's a very funny proposition after all

All rights go to the Producers and Publishers of the show and HBO

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sexual Inadequacy in Marriages Erectile Dysfunction (ED) What Women Need to Know Treatment

What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED),

It is not a deadly disease,

but it can signal other deadly health problems


 Dubai woman sues ex-husband for $12 million for depriving her of conjugal rights


Latest update:  

05 Sep 2011
A Frenchman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife £8,500 in damages for failing to have enough sex with her during their marriage.  Here.

May 5, 2011 2:18 PM (CBS) - A Dubai woman is suing her ex-husband for 45 million Dirhams (about $12 million) because he wouldn't have sex with her during their marriage. 

The unidentified woman told the court her ex-husband suffers from sexual impotency which caused her mental and emotional anguish by failing to fulfill her needs, it was reported by Gulf News, an English language newspaper in the Arab emirate. Source here.

Sexual Inadequacy in Marriages
For a variety of reasons, most wives would not consider public discussion of the sexual inadequacy in their marriages even with their parents or closest friend. No one likes having to confront this very uncomfortable subject.

Since the issue is very sensitive, it is impossible to know how many men suffer from erectile dysfunction. It has been estimated that about 5 percent of 40-year-old men and 25 percent of 65-year-old men suffer from this dysfunction.  There's no doubt that erectile dysfunction puts a big strain on many relationships.

Either partner or both may start showing signs of stress and in some cases due to the strain emotionally, on their family as well. Below are just a few of the feelings a woman may experience:

  • Rejection
  • Sexual frustration
  • Display withdrawal symptoms -  depression, anxiety and insomnia.
  • Anger - Very frequently, she'll assume that her man has found another woman and is having an affair or that her husband has become gay.
  • Shame -   
  • Self-doubt - 
  • Felt cheated -
  • Unattractive -  She may think there is something repulsive about her body.
  • Abandoned - she decides that she wants a divorce.

The ED patient typically suffers from the following: denial about their condition,  guilt, depression, anxiety, frustration, low self esteem. These feelings are quite commonly reported as one of the many side effects of erectile dysfunction. Such feelings not only affect a man’s self-esteem, he may even begin to emotionally and physically withdraw from or reject his partner.

What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction is when a man can't get an erection to have sex or can't keep an erection long enough to finish having sex. (It used to be called impotence). Many times ED is not purely a psychological problem like many once believed, but a physical one that can be successfully treated.



Erectile dysfunction (ED) varies in severity. It can be of three types. They are; the total failure to achieve erection, inconsistency in the ability to get erection or a habit or tendency to sustain erection for the very shorter period of time. ED is not a deadly disease, but it can signal other deadly health problems;

  • Arteriosclerosis or hardening of arteries.
  • Hypertension.
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart disease.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Neurological diseases.
  • Diseases of the lower urogenital tract, e.g. cancer prostate, penile deformities.
  • After pelvic surgery.
  • Certain medications.
  • Others

ED is still a taboo subject but we should look at it in perspective as the subject of sexual disorder is not something men are open to talk about. As a result, they don't get the help that could resolve their problem with ED.

Warning Signs of Erectile Dysfunction

If you don't see your doctor, these problems will go untreated. Assessment and treatment for ED is an important avenue for improving men's health. For many, treating ED is just as important as treating underlying medical illness and adopting a healthy lifestyle. More here.

What Women Need to Know

The more you and your partner know about erectile dysfunction, the better you will be able to manage this sexual issue together. If successful and effective management is to be achieved, the evaluation and discussion of any intervention should include both partners.
More here, here and here.