GE Partnering with Sapphire Electric Company Limited to Help Pakistan’s Power Capacity Keep Pace with Rapidly-Growing Demand

Dubai, UAE; GE (NYSE: GE) is partnering with Sapphire Electric Company Limited through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-create GE Predictivity™ solutions that will play an integral role in delivering more power to Pakistan, and help close a gap between the country’s power capacity and ongoing electricity demand.

GE Predictivity solutions combine the power of the company’s connected machines network, data analytics and people at work to help power generators manage their plant facilities more productively, and make well-informed operational decisions. The MoU is part of GE’s strategic partnership approach to co-create tailored solutions that will increase the power plant output.

Mr. Shahid Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire said, “This strategic agreement with GE underlines our vision to be the most efficient and to serve the needs of our customers and investor communities. GE brings extensive industry experience to our partnership, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in helping expand Pakistan’s power generation infrastructure as our communities continue to grow.”

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The World’s Most Powerful People 2015

By David M. Ewalt

Excerpt:

Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged as the world’s most powerful person for the third year running. Putin continues to prove he’s one of the few men in the world powerful enough to do what he wants –and get away with it. International sanctions set in place after he seized Crimea and waged war-by-proxy in Ukraine have kneecapped the Ruble and driven Russia into deepening recession, but haven’t hurt Putin one bit: In June his approval ratings reached an all-time high of 89%. In October, he bombed ISIS forces in Syria and then met face-to-face with President Assad, making the U.S and NATO look weak in the region, and helping rebuild Russian influence abroad.

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Fashion Pakistan week is back to tell you what’s hot this winter.

FPW Winter/Festive 2015 to be held on 28th-30th November

This Fashion Pakistan Week’s highlights include a grand finale by Nilofer Shahid

Attention, fashionistas: Before you pack your wardrobes with your winter haul, wait for the winter edition of the Fashion Pakistan Week to tell you what’s hot.

The Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive 2015, previously known as the FPW Autumn/Winter, will be held from November 28th to November 30th.

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Global Middle Class Shrinking, As Report Finds Richest 1% Owns Half Of All Wealth In The World

It is official, the richest one per cent now owns half of all the wealth in the world, and unfortunately it also looks as though the global middle class is shrinking as this happens, according to a new study.

Credit Suisse recently released its annual report on global wealth, and according to the CBC, this marks the first time that the world’s richest group has amassed enough wealth to cross that line.

The report also found that from 2008 on wealth gains have been shifting away from the middle class in favour of those at higher wealth levels. This has created a decline in the middle class wealth in ‘every region since 2001 and a decline in all regions except for China for the entire 2000 – 2015 period.’

Also troubling is that 3.4 billion adults – 71 per cent of the world’s population

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Fascism is coming in India — By Justice Markandey Katju

I believe that some kind of fascism is inevitably coming in India. in which democracy, freedom of speech and of the press, and civil liberties will all be totally suppressed.

Consider the facts :

1. The present Indian government came to power on high expectations with the slogan of ‘ vikaas ‘ or development. This meant, or at least was perceived as, millions of jobs for the youth, industrial growth benefiting businessmen and others, and general prosperity for the public.

2. We are now one and a half years since the new government came to power, but one can see no traces of vikaas ( see my articles ‘ The Shape of Things to come ‘, ‘ Vikas ‘, ‘Healthcare in India’, ‘ Malnutrition in India ‘, ‘Unemployment in India;, ‘ The Trickle Down Theory ‘, ‘ The Dream has evaporated ‘ etc on facebook and my blog justicekatju.blogspot.in ), but only stunts like Swatchata Abhiyaan, Ghar wapasi, Good Governance day, Yoga Day, etc. In these articles I have demonstrated that under the economic policies being pursued by this government there is bound to be further economic recession and further unemployment, malnutrition, lack of healthcare, farmers’ suicides and poverty, though a handful of big businessmen may benefit. Prices of essential foodstuffs like dal and onions have already gone through the roof, and will in all likelihood shoot up higher

3. Consequently this government will become increasingly unpopular day by day, as people, especially the youth, get disillusioned and realize that they were befooled and taken for a ride by our superman who promised a paradise and Shangri-La in India with his accession to power, but have left people in the lurch.

4. This disillusionment and disenchantment, coupled with the terrible economic hardships and distress the Indian people are facing, with rising prices, rising unemployment, widespread malnutrition, farmers suicides, etc, is bound to lead to widespread popular agitations, disturbances, and turbulence all over the country

5. To deal with these, attempts will first be made, as they have already been made, to divide the people on communal lines, and blame minorities for the problems, as Jews were blamed by the Nazis. One may recall that fascist regimes came to power in Germany and Italy in the 1920s and 1930s because of massive unemployment and soaring inflation in those countries and the consequent popular agitations.

6. These steps, however, will prove ineffective after a short time as food and jobs are more important to the people than religion. Then harsh measures will be employed by the Government, in other words, some kind of Emergency which we witnessed from 1975-1977, in which all civil liberties, freedom of speech and of the press, and all vestiges of democracy will be suppressed.

7. What form this fascism will take is difficult to predict, but to my mind fascism is inevitable in India in a year or so.

Courtesy: Siasat.com
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