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July 11, 2011

Murder charges in double shooting

 Mohamed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed Ismail Mohamed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed Ismail were shot in an alleyway in Fishermead Three men have been charged with the murder of two Somali teenagers shot in an alleyway in Milton Keynes.


Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18, and Mohamed Abdi Farah, 19, were shot on the Fishermead estate on 26 May.


Yahya Harun, 20, Sharmake Abdulkadir, 20 and Fuad Awale, 23, all from Milton Keynes, will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court later.


Mr Abdulkadir has also been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.


A 17-year-old boy has been released without charge.

July 8, 2011

Murder charges in double shooting

 Mohamed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed Ismail Mohamed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed Ismail were shot in an alleyway in Fishermead Three men have been charged with the murder of two Somali teenagers shot in an alleyway in Milton Keynes.


Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18, and Mohamed Abdi Farah, 19, were shot on the Fishermead estate on 26 May.


Yahya Harun, 20, Sharmake Abdulkadir, 20 and Fuad Awale, 23, all from Milton Keynes, will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court later.


Mr Abdulkadir has also been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.


A 17-year-old boy has been released without charge.

July 2, 2011

UoE discontinues double degree programme

UoE discontinues double degree programme
Lahore: The University of Education (UoE) has announced that the double degree programme based on master’s and graduation level in science and arts is being discontinued from academic year 2011 beginning from September this year.


The decision has been taken on the instructions of the Higher Education Commission.


Announcing this decision, UoE Registrar Bashir Ahmad Chaudhry said the one-year B.Ed and M.Ed programme would continue as per HEC policy. He said the university would issue two degrees to students who would seek admission to double degree programme of spring session 2011 and fall 2010. He said the degrees of students of 2004-05 and 2005-06 sessions would be considered equivalent to the 14-year BSc degree. A list of graduates who had obtained these degrees was being sent to the HEC so that they do not face any problems in future. It may be mentioned that a meeting of HEC officials and UoE management was held in February to discuss the double degree issue. Former acting vice-chancellor Prof Dr Farhat Saleem, QEC director Dr Saeed Akhter, Division of Arts and Social Sciences director Dr Muzaffar Abbas and other senior faculty members informed HEC officials about degree programmes of the university as well as planned programmes.


HEC Executive Director Dr Sohail Naqvi and other commission officials had approved the commencement of four-year B.Ed (Honours) Programme and Associate Degree in Education (ADE).


Moreover, the HEC had suggested direct admission to M.Phil and PhD. The officials had ordered discontinuation of M.Phil leading to PhD programme. Dawn

July 2, 2011

Double glory for Djokovic

The 24-year-old Serb had lost five of his seven previous encounters against Tsonga and despite a spirited third-set fightback from the Frenchman, Djokovic maintained his composure to close out a well-deserved victory in three hours and seven minutes. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: 

Novak Djokovic powered into his first Wimbledon final with a four-set defeat of France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga which ensured he will take over the world number one ranking.

The Serbian second seed downed the 12th-seeded Tsonga 7-6, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 to clinch a final berth. The win also guarantees Djokovic will be named as the new world number one on Monday when the ATP Tour releases its latest rankings, the first time in seven years that either Nadal or Roger Federer has not occupied top spot.

“It’s difficult to put into words,” said Djokovic. “This is one of the best feelings I’ve had on a tennis court. My dreams are coming true – into my first final at Wimbledon.

“I’ve been working all my life for this. I’ve been dreaming about playing the final in Wimbledon since I started playing tennis when I was four, so to be there in the final [tomorrow] will be fantastic.”

The 24-year-old had lost five of his seven previous encounters against Tsonga but despite a spirited third-set fightback from the Frenchman, Djokovic maintained his composure to close out a deserved victory in three hours and seven minutes.

Sharapova ready for final showdown

Maria Sharapova will attempt to complete her long journey back from the wilderness at Wimbledon today when she takes on Czech eighth-seed Petra Kvitova for the women’s singles crown.

The 24-year-old Russian fifth seed is the overwhelming favourite to reclaim the title that she won for the first time in 2004.

Sharapova’s victory in seven years ago was followed by further Grand Slam titles at the Australian and US Opens by the time she turned 21, a period that also saw her rise to world number one.

Sharapova is bracing for a sterner challenge from Kvitova in today’s final however, the 21-year-old Czech challenger who is appearing in a Grand Slam final for the first time.

“I expect her to be a really tough opponent because she’s a really good grass court player,” said Sharapova.

“She’s also a lefty, which on grass is very tricky. It will be tough. She’s been playing really good tennis.”

Novak Djokovic

“It’s difficult to put into words. This is one of the best feelings I’ve had on a tennis court. My dreams are coming true – into my first final at Wimbledon. I’ve been working all my life for this.”

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

“I think he’s the best player in the world for the moment. I can beat everybody today, but not Djokovic, because he just played unbelievable. He was everywhere. It was so tough.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2011.

July 1, 2011

University of Education discontinues double degree programme


UoE discontinues double degree programme
Lahore: The University of Education (UoE) has announced that the double degree programme based on master’s and graduation level in science and arts is being discontinued from academic year 2011 beginning from September this year.


The decision has been taken on the instructions of the Higher Education Commission.


Announcing this decision, UoE Registrar Bashir Ahmad Chaudhry said the one-year B.Ed and M.Ed programme would continue as per HEC policy. He said the university would issue two degrees to students who would seek admission to double degree programme of spring session 2011 and fall 2010. He said the degrees of students of 2004-05 and 2005-06 sessions would be considered equivalent to the 14-year BSc degree. A list of graduates who had obtained these degrees was being sent to the HEC so that they do not face any problems in future. It may be mentioned that a meeting of HEC officials and UoE management was held in February to discuss the double degree issue. Former acting vice-chancellor Prof Dr Farhat Saleem, QEC director Dr Saeed Akhter, Division of Arts and Social Sciences director Dr Muzaffar Abbas and other senior faculty members informed HEC officials about degree programmes of the university as well as planned programmes.


HEC Executive Director Dr Sohail Naqvi and other commission officials had approved the commencement of four-year B.Ed (Honours) Programme and Associate Degree in Education (ADE).


Moreover, the HEC had suggested direct admission to M.Phil and PhD. The officials had ordered discontinuation of M.Phil leading to PhD programme. Dawn