Humane Angela has fans who aren’t just grateful refugees

By Suresh Pattali

The Sword of Damocles is a Greek mythological metaphor representing ever-present perils. But this is European, so forget it. Let’s go America First. Remember Skylab, the rogue American satellite that hurtled towards the Earth in 1979? The first manned space station had become a 77-tonne loose cannon with its orbit fast decaying. The world waited with baited breath, uncertain where the orbiter would fall and end its final journey to self-destruction. Continue reading Humane Angela has fans who aren’t just grateful refugees

Looking ahead to McGregor vs Mayweather: Is it a fight or a farce?

By Bernd Debusmann Jr.

For many fight fans, the upcoming battle between Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the most anticipated event of the year. But for others, the fight between two of the most foul-mouthed and controversial fighters in the game is little more than an ugly but lucrative spectacle. And, perhaps, an insult to the sport of boxing itself. Continue reading Looking ahead to McGregor vs Mayweather: Is it a fight or a farce?

You can study anything you like to become whatever you want

By Michael Petrillose

After decades of challenges, ‘vocational education’ is experiencing a global renaissance and surge in popularity. But many students, parents and teachers, especially in the UAE, remain unaware of this type of training, and the benefits and the corresponding career opportunities that it can bring. Continue reading You can study anything you like to become whatever you want