An attempt to reveal the essences of excellence
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
“I don't think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.”
Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
In light of current global conflicts and the push for tightened borders, Netherlands-based photographer Valerio Vincenzo is shining a light on a more hopeful, inspiring aspect of society through a project titled Borderline, the Frontiers of Peace. The series explores the radical changes that have occurred in the last decade, following the signing of the Schengen Agreement in Europe. This contract has allowed the borders between participating countries to essentially be erased, and symbolizes a giant step towards the progressive unification of Europe through the perpetuation of open, peaceful borderlines.
The Schengen Area is an area comprised of 26 European countries, all of whom have agreed to abolish passports and border control at their shared borders. With this agreement, over 16,500 km of borders between neighboring nations have become free to explore. Armed with a GPS and detailed maps, Vincenzo travelled along these erased borderlines, creating images that showcase “the essence of these now-peaceful crossings” and dismantle the stereotypical idea of what a border looks like. Through his collection, he poses the fundamental question: What is a border anyway?
Valerio Vincenzo: Website
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Most of my career life was in public service, which was enriched by being in Dubai whereas collection of professionals and executive from various cultures and backgrounds were contributing to shape the tiny yet very effective and successful civil service. In addition, my engineering mindset, project management training, and contracts passion had combinedly shaped my understanding and awareness of how authorities plan, function and been audited. Procurement and sourcing of things had open my realization of the deep nature of enterprising and trade off characteristics.
Therefore, I was always, and will continue to be a wandering fan of the public investigation deliberations since the queries on Mr. Clinton, 9/11, Gulf war, 7/7, Robert Murdoch, Beni-Ghazi, and lately Trump’s. In short, it constitutes the reasons of Western Supremacy as functional states, which keep them resilient and standing despite the number of weird trends and politics on ground. This is what was meant by the term Civil Service, whereas nations will amazingly continue to function, evolve and prosper.
We all use the term of Law and Order, yet very few understand the true meaning and magnitude of it. Equally, talking about Office Integrity, Protocols, Ethics which draw the demise between sustainable states, struggling and failed ones. It is not about how much a Public Servant is paid to keep hands clean, but about how to stay trustworthy to hold an office. Despite the scholar understanding that justice is blind, Democracy gives it eyes, arms and consensus.
The basic dilemma is centered around building the right consensus among Public Servants; which generally conflicts with the inevitable patriarch, greed and ego aggregates within our set-up. This is what programs of public administration and good governances are structured to enforce and strengthen. It became a reality that without such consensus, it is hard for nations to sustain any progressive functionality. Therefore, the gap is increasingly growing between the worlds: who progress and who de-progress. In our 3rd world, we earn degrees not epistemia, celebrate events not matters, and chew social media not the media. This is why there is no 2nd world.
Comey’s Hearing had raised serious question about governance, following a decade of mocking politicians for monopolizing public trust or stupidity. Yet, following the deliberations can provide the depth of political career, where serious intelligent questions were raised compared with few dumb twists were also fired. Critically, the queries were about the extent of interpreting clue given by a Boss to direct actions. This is commonly known within all organizations and Senior Executives.
Comey had dropped a reference to Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was killed at the casual request of King Henry II in the year 1170. “It rings in my ears as kind of ‘Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?”, The line is a reference to King Henry II, who was often at odds with Becket and angrily floated the idea that someone should do away with the “meddlesome priest,” a line that basically operated as a death sentence and inspired his followers to kill Becket.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
في ظل الوعي المتصاعد بالهوية في العراق بعد سنة 2003، طفت على السطح مشاكل جمة ناتجة عن تهميش وإقصاء بعض فئات المجتمع العراقي، هذه الفئات التي لطالما أدت ما عليها من واجبات، لكنها لم تحظى في المقابل بحقوقها المشروعة، من هذه الفئات نتناول في المقال التالي السود العراقيين.
السود العراقيون سياسياً:
السود العراقيون ثقافياً:
Saturday, June 3, 2017
I'm interested in Japan for 3 qualities, which no other nation or culture has:
1. Genuine Respect is embedded in all activities and all levels, which keeps and sustain society and prosperity to evolve with unshakable commitment and devotion. It is an Islamic quality which most Muslims are not adhere to
2. Genuine Belief in community and shared roles and responsibilities which elevate the civic experience and enables proactive efforts to enhance life and honor basic social foundation. Yet the capitalist competitiveness had generates some unpleasant trends among working class and youth
3. Genuine Practice of democracy, which has stabilized the civil service despite the changed political appetite of the voting public. This had enabled drawing firm demise between politics and urbanity
Friday, June 2, 2017
بدون فلسفة هي كوليرا ، تقتات على المساكين والمعوذين
بدون فبركة ، غالب مستشفيات السودان مصدر الوباء وليس الشفاء
الله يستر على منتسبي الصحة والطب والوقاية ، فبدونهم لن يكون هناك خبر
بل أثر بعد عين ، وما الصومال واليمن ببعيد
ويستمر مسلسل الأحلام القومية بين الأوهام والحقائق
متى يستيقيظ أهل السودان من سبات الدهر والوعي والروح
أضحينا أمثولة رضينا أم أبينا
كثير من الأعجاب لمن يقتحمون الصعب والمستحيل
وأصدقاؤها Shayma Ahmed Adam
Because most of us are generally shallow and too busy earning living; person like Trump shall keep interrupting our world..
He is a successful Real Estate Developer, who cordially applies three main principles:
1- Pretty Picture that full of shocking lies,
2- Target the top tiers for higher returns, and
3- Work around or against regulations for more profits
Once you understand the magnitude of these real estate frauds, you will wander no more on what Trump does..!!