Posts tagged ‘other’

July 7, 2011

Celebrating The David (No, The Other One)

Michelangelo’s David doesn’t have much competition in the perfectly-sculpted department, but one man who can challenge him on the ab front is David Gandy. The English-born model’s swarthy good looks and impossible physique have made him a favorite of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who have long cast him in their shows and campaigns. Gandy hit the catwalk for the Spring ‘12 Dolce show on Saturday, then was paraded through the streets before arriving at a private party in his honor at the label’s Milan store. The occasion? The publication of David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana, a coffee table—or, ahem, bedside—compendium of the best of DG in (and out of) D&G. Here, a few shots from the new book. Like his look? Gandyesque proportions may be beyond the reach of the common man, but the model is happy to provide a few style tips to guys in need, via his own dedicated iPhone app.





Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana


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July 4, 2011

Other tests await students passing exams

PESHAWAR,  Getting a domicile certificate has become a Herculean task for the students, who have qualified Secondary School Certificate examinations recently.
Submission of domicile along with other academic certificates is must for getting admission in any college of the province. A large number of students and their parents can be seen roaming around with domicile forms in their hands in the tehsil office.


“There are only four naib tehsildars in the tehsil office to handle thousands of applicants and sign domicile forms. It causes huge rush,” said a student. He said that suspension of electricity in tehsil office in the scorching heat and suffocation further added to the miseries of students, standing in long queues.


The irritated students often exchange hot words with each other as well as the officials. “Don`t break the queue,” one of the applicants shouted at others.


“We not only sign the domicile forms but also ask some queries to avoid bogus domicile certificates because these days touts get money from students of other districts to prove them residents of Peshawar,” a naib tehsildar told Dawn .


A white-bearded man, whose clothes were drenched in sweats, said that he was standing in the long queue for more than an hour to get domicile for his daughter.


“Thank God that my daughter herself has not come here because it is more difficult for a girl to wait for hours,” he said. As girl students themselves cannot come, their fathers are seen roaming in tehsil office, some of them using the domicile form as hand fan.


Another aged man from Chankani area said that he came early in the morning waiting for his turn till noon of Saturday to get domicile certificate for his son. “My son, who has obtained 600 marks in the SSC examination, is working at a shop of auto spare parts. He has asked me to make domicile for him because if he comes here he will miss one day wage,” he told Dawn .


One of the naib tehsildar, sitting on a chair in the veranda and surrounded by a group of students, was signing the forms and repeatedly asking the applicants to stay away from him as it was too hot. He was avoiding sitting in his office owing to suspension of electricity.


After some time he left his chair and went into a room, followed by the applicants. When the room became jam packed, an assistant of the naib tehsildar shouted at the students to get out, pushing some of them.


“Getting a domicile certificate is a lengthy process. First it has to be signed by a grade 17 officer and then checked and stamped by personal assistant to naib tehsildar after standing for hours in a queue.


After signing by naib tehsildar, the applicants have to move to the office of deputy district officer revenue for the final stage where officials keep one of domicile forms for record and hand over the other to the applicant,” said a student.


However, an official said that the domicile can be got in every month of the year.


The students and parents should not wait for announcement of SCC results for getting domiciles to avoid hours-long wait, he said.Dawn.

July 1, 2011

Celebrating The David (No, The Other One)

Michelangelo’s David doesn’t have much competition in the perfectly-sculpted department, but one man who can challenge him on the ab front is David Gandy. The English-born model’s swarthy good looks and impossible physique have made him a favorite of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who have long cast him in their shows and campaigns. Gandy hit the catwalk for the Spring ‘12 Dolce show on Saturday, then was paraded through the streets before arriving at a private party in his honor at the label’s Milan store. The occasion? The publication of David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana, a coffee table—or, ahem, bedside—compendium of the best of DG in (and out of) D&G. Here, a few shots from the new book. Like his look? Gandyesque proportions may be beyond the reach of the common man, but the model is happy to provide a few style tips to guys in need, via his own dedicated iPhone app.





Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana


June 30, 2011

US, Pakistan ‘need each other’: Gates

US Defense Secretary says it is critical for the US to maintain ties with Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US Defense Secretary Robert M Gates said on Thursday that it was critical for the United States to maintain ties with Pakistan despite growing anti-Americanism in the Pakistani military and the worst relationship between the two countries in years.

Gates was speaking during a news conference along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StafF Admiral Mike Mullen.

“The long history of the US-Pakistani relationship has had its ebbs and flows,” said Gates. “We need each other, and we need each other more than just in the context of Afghanistan.”

Gates declined to say that the was “winning” the war, despite US claims of recent military gains. “I have learned a few things in four and a half years, and one of them is to try to stay away from loaded words like ‘winning’ and ‘losing,’ ” he said. “Our military operations are being successful in denying the Taliban control of populated areas, degrading their capabilities and improving the capabilities of the Afghan national security forces.”

Both Gates and Mullen deflected a question on whether they were concerned that General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani might be in danger of losing his position.

Pakistan-US ties reached their lowest point in recent history after American Seals conducted a unilateral raid in Abbottabad to kill al Qaeda’s chief Osama Bin Laden.

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June 30, 2011

US, Pakistan ‘need each other’: Gates

US Defense Secretary says it is critical for the US to maintain ties with Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US Defense Secretary Robert M Gates said on Thursday that it was critical for the United States to maintain ties with Pakistan despite growing anti-Americanism in the Pakistani military and the worst relationship between the two countries in years.

Gates was speaking during a news conference along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StafF Admiral Mike Mullen.

“The long history of the US-Pakistani relationship has had its ebbs and flows,” said Gates. “We need each other, and we need each other more than just in the context of Afghanistan.”

Gates declined to say that the was “winning” the war, despite US claims of recent military gains. “I have learned a few things in four and a half years, and one of them is to try to stay away from loaded words like ‘winning’ and ‘losing,’ ” he said. “Our military operations are being successful in denying the Taliban control of populated areas, degrading their capabilities and improving the capabilities of the Afghan national security forces.”

Both Gates and Mullen deflected a question on whether they were concerned that General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani might be in danger of losing his position.

Pakistan-US ties reached their lowest point in recent history after American Seals conducted a unilateral raid in Abbottabad to kill al Qaeda’s chief Osama Bin Laden.

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