Ivory Nwokorie on Friday won the second gold medal for the country in the women’s 44kg Powerlifting at the ongoing London 2012 Paralympic Games. A statement on the Games website said Nwokorie lifted an incredible 109kg at the South Arena 3 at ExCel.
Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant and he got it. The pay was really good and so was the work condition. For those reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.
One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.
Often times, employees go through financial hurdles resulting from delay in the payment of salaries by their employers, which sometimes runs into days, weeks and months. This however throws many families especially low income earners financially off balance such that it becomes difficult to put food on the table.
In Nigeria today, scores of businesses are springing up. A large percentage of these businesses are relatively small and medium enterprises (SME). What every business requires to garner a huge success and profit is first, a good product, and then comes the customers. Customers do not fall from the sky. The easiest way to get […]
A man and two children, a boy about nine and a girl about seven, were walking ahead of me in silence. The boy looked up and said something to his father. Whatever he said set off his father who started yelling at the boy. I could see the boy’s pain as his father’s words hit […]
The world keeps getting weirder by the day. A man who appears to be in his early 40s has raped a three year old girl. The incident happened yesterday afternoon at Adeniji Adele, Dolphin Estate, Phase 2, Lagos. A little girl ran into a woman’s shop crying. The woman asked her why she was crying, […]
“Who can tell me what holiday is coming up next week?” Dorit* looked around the room at the circle of six year olds, almost all of whom raised, or rather waved, their hands eagerly. I was with my daughter in her first grade classroom at her Jewish day school and I was mesmerized. Dorit called […]
The good: Speed, good looks, and pretty pictures number among the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100′s strengths.
Some two days after Apple’s lopsided patent victory over Samsung, the Korean electronics giant’s pseudo silent partner is breaking its silence.