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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ARAB TIMES, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011


                                                Legal Eagle

                                                                                            Atty John feels lawyer’s profession is noble

Kuwait’s new law reflects it cares for human rights
         By Valiya S. Sajjad                because they fear ending up on the            speak Hindi.’                                     Johnny advises his clients to be            He quoted the example of the new           against employees to deny them their
           Arab Times Staff                 wrong side of the law. Everyone                  Johnny luckily can handle nearly 5          respectful of the law. ‘Kuwait’s legal      labor law, designed to protect the            rights.
                                            should be aware of the law and also           Indian languages in addition to                system guarantees the best living con-      rights of the employees as much as the           ‘The new labor law aims at guaran-
J  ohn Joseph is a legal advisor with 7
   years’ experience in Kuwait. He is
called Johnny by his colleagues. He
                                            hold a degree of fear for it, he notes.
                                               Johnny is an Indian, and many of
                                                                                          English. This enables him to connect
                                                                                          with a wide range of Indian expatri-
                                                                                          ates. Malayalam is his mother tongue,
                                                                                                                                         dition for citizens and expatriates, and
                                                                                                                                         if you are a law abiding citizens then
                                                                                                                                         you have nothing to worry about.
                                                                                                                                                                                     employer. ‘This shows that Kuwait
                                                                                                                                                                                     cares for human rights, and is heedful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   teeing maximum protection for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   work force in Kuwait. However, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   shall ensure that the law is properly
                                            his clients are expatriates. ‘People                                                                                                     of the voices arising from various
works under Attorney Mohammed               think that if you are an Indian lawyer,       and he also speaks Telugu, Hindi,                 ‘Kuwait is an Islamic country and it     parts of the world about some issues          implemented.’
AbdulRazzak, and handles a variety of       the Indian expatriates naturally come         Kannada and Tamil. These are all lan-          guarantees every individual protection      with labor rights in the country.                Johnny feels he is blessed to be in
cases related to expatriates.               to you. But that’s not true.’                 guages he picked up from his stays in          and equality before law. It ensures the                                                   this profession because ‘contrary to
   The majority of Johnny’s clients are                                                   different parts of India, thanks to his        freedom to worship and to practice                        Protection                      the general perception about lawyers,
Indians with issues in labor, family,                      Connects                       father’s government postings.                  one’s own religion.’                          ‘The country’s leadership has set a         this is a noble profession. If you do
criminal, rent or commercial matters.         Johnny’s boss was pretty surprised             Johnny feels that a Hindi speaking             Johnny is of the opinion that like all   remarkable example, and has shown             your work scrupulously, then you can
John’s legal experience in Kuwait           when he told him that there is no one         Indian would rather go to a Pakistani          countries, Kuwait is also open to           the way ahead for to establish a just         save lives. Of course, it’s very differ-
over the years stands him in good           language that connects the whole of           lawyer who can communicate with                change and has shown the willingness        and fair society.’                            ent from how a doctor saves lives; but
stead in all these areas of law. Indians,   India. ‘Until then, my boss was under         him rather than a South Indian lawyer,         to amend laws according to rising             Johnny feels that it is no longer easy      nevertheless, we help in the delivery
in his estimate, are very law abiding       the impression that all Indians could         who can’t speak his language.                  needs.                                      for sponsors to cook up false cases           of justice and help humanity.’

                                    Pets                                                                                                                                                                   Alternative Medicine

                                                                                                                                                                                                              ‘Eat light, feel light’

                                                                                                                                                                                         Ramadan fast reaps
                                                                                                                                                                                         reward for body, soul
                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Mia Ponzo                   or three and a nice glass of water.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Special to the Arab Times                Having something soothing like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   porridge (oatmeal) in the morning
                                                                                                                                                                                         W      ell, Ramadan is fast coming
                                                                                                                                                                                                to an end. Some people will
                                                                                                                                                                                         be glad to see it go, not because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   first thing is also a good choice. If
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   you feel like having something
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   heavier, go ahead, but take it easy.
                                                                                                                                                                                         they didn’t enjoy or relate to a very     No need to rush it.
                                                                                                                                                                                         special month of religious                                Water
                                                                                                                                                                                         enhancement, but because they are
                                                                                                                                                                                         so tired after having fasted for an         Drinking plenty of water is an
                                                                                                                                                                                         entire month. I say, bravo to those       important rule for all times and
                                                                                                                                                                                         who have been fasting all along           places, particularly in Kuwait
                                                                                                                                                                                         and have completed it with every-         where the temperatures can often
                                                                                                                                                                                         one else.                                 soar up to over 50 degrees Celsius.
                                                                                                                                                                                           While fasting the entire month          Fasting or not fasting, people often
                                                                                                                                                                                         of Ramadan is required of every           don’t     get    enough      water.
                                                                                                                                                                                         capable Muslim, still, it is a very       Sometimes they forget, and mostly
                                                                                                                                                                                         commendable thing that they are           they don’t have excuses. Water is
                                                                                                                                                                                         doing. As we mentioned before,            imperative to everyone, and that is
                                                                                                                                                                                         fasting is a very personal act, for       simply the way it is.
                                                                                                                                                                                         which God gives a very special                         Digestive
                                                                                                                                                                                         and personal reward. We say it is            Eating light meals is another
                                                                                                                                                                                         personal because anyone who is            way to keep healthy even after
                                                                                                                                                                                         just doing it for show can go any-        Ramadan is over. There is no rea-
                                                                                                                                                                                         where and secretly eat whatever           son that you should feel that you
                                                                                                                                                                                         they like.                                must eat heavy meals at any time.
                                                                                                                                                                                           But, a person who is sincerely          Light meals are always better than
                                                                                                                                                                                         fasting for the One True God (The         heavy ones. Perhaps you will eat
                                                                                                                                                                                         Creator) will not even take the           more often, but lighter should be
                                                                                                                                                                                         smallest sip of water or eat the tini-    the rule. And, just as in Ramadan,
                                                                                                                                                                                         est morsel of food, no matter how         it is best not to fill your stomach
                                                                                                                                                                                         hidden away he or she might be.           until it is bursting. Just eat (as the
                                                                                                                                                                                         True fasting is for God… that is          prophetic saying goes) 1/3 food,
                                                                                                                                                                                         the bottom line. And it’s not that        1/3 water, and leave the last 1/3 for
                                                                                                                                                                                         easy to do sometimes.                     air (breathing room). Believe me,
This Aug 17, 2011 photo shows Lea Jaratz as she gently massages the leg of her dog Tahlula, a Rottweiler, near her home in Cleveland, Ohio. Tahlula, who
                           is 9 now, and Jaratz’s other dog, Lyger, an 11-year-old shepherd mix, both suffer from arthritis. (AP)                                                                       Habits                     if you eat with that very simple
                                                                                                                                                                                            Getting back to what we were           rule in mind, you will never ever
                                  Therapies, lifestyle changes help ease pain, inflammation                                                                                              talking about … fasting an entire         suffer from any type of stomach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   upset or other digestive problem
                                                                                                                                                                                         month is a tiring thing to do. Even
                                                                                                                                                                                         though it’s nice to fast with your        again!

Pet arthritis: No cure but meds can help                                                                                                                                                 family and friends around, still …
                                                                                                                                                                                         you can’t get away from the fact
                                                                                                                                                                                         that it is tiring.
                                                                                                                                                                                            So, what happens when the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Just because Ramadan is over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   doesn’t give you a free ticket to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   overeat and eat like a crazy person.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Even during the Eid festivities,
LOS ANGELES, Aug 24, (AP):                  narian said. “The more weight you                Most pets get osteoarthritis, the vet       often recommends glucosamine and                Holy Month of Ramadan is over?            people who tend to eat more in
Tahlula started life as a victim of bad     have, the more damage you do to the           said, a disease caused by the break-           chondroitin sulfate, and says some of           Tell me! What happens? Does               Ramadan, will definitely continue
breeding and will end it as a victim of     joint,” she said.                             down of articular cartilage over the           her patients have also benefitted from          everyone simply fall immediately          to do so during the holidays, but
arthritis.                                     Things young dogs do – leaping for         bones that form joints. Without the            omega-3 fatty acids and an extract              back into their old eating habits?        you should try to curb your eating
   The Rottweiler had hip dysplasia         balls, screeching to a stop after fetch-      cushion, bone rubs against bone, caus-         used in traditional Chinese medicine            Well, the fact is that there are some     habits a little for the sake of your
and ruptured knee ligaments when she        ing, trying to stop on slick floors, run-     ing inflammation, swelling and pain.           called elk velvet antler.                       who remain healthy and keep up            health. It is simply not a good idea
was adopted in 2006 at age 4.               ning on concrete – can take a toll, she          Arthritis can develop as a result of                        Option                          their good eating, by following           to eat large quantities of heavy
Ligament surgery followed, then a           said.                                         joint infection, trauma (including                                                             some very basic manners.                  foods no matter what the situation
diagnosis of a dislocated spinal disc          Grassy play areas and rugs on              being hit by a car or physical abuse),            Surgery is another option. Wrists                                                      is. Plus, there is an added benefit
                                                                                                                                         (front paws) and ankles (back paws)                And then, on the other hand,
and arthritis so bad that the dog would     wooden floors will ease pressure on           genetics and aging. Big dogs tend to                                                           there are those who will fall back        to eating light. When you eat light,
cry in pain and sometimes stumble           young joints. For arthritic dogs, soft        get it more than small ones but any            can be fused in a procedure called                                                        you can eat almost whatever you
                                                                                                                                         arthrodesis, Baltzer said. “I’ve had            into their old habits and worse,
and fall. Her owner, Lea Jaratz of          beds, raised feeders and car ramps will       dog or cat is susceptible, Baltzer said.                                                       because they have felt the hardship       like. But, when you eat heavily,
Cleveland, wondered at times if she         help.                                            Therapies – some of them still              dogs who have returned to competi-                                                        you will not feel good for a while,
                                                                                                                                         tion as sports dogs and done very well          when they were fasting for the
was putting her through unnecessary            If a flight of stairs becomes a prob-      experimental in terms of research                                                              month and feel like they want to          and maybe even for the rest of the
pain and should be putting her down         lem, a pet may have to learn to live on       results but said anecdotally by veteri-        with fused wrists,” she said.                                                             day.
                                                                                                                                            But range of motion is limited after         “make up for it”.
instead.                                    one level. Swimming is a good form            narians to provide some relief –                                                                  It is clear which person is going         Your motto throughout the year
   But after trying assorted therapies,     of exercise because it does not stress        include acupuncture, laser, massage,           the surgery, so it does not work well                                                     should be “Eat Light, Feel Right”.
                                                                                                                                         with elbows (front legs) and knees              to be the healthiest in the long run.
Jaratz hit on a combination of an over-     the joints, she added.                        ultrasound, water, pulse signal, shock-                                                        Obviously the healthiest person is                    ❑     ❑     ❑
the-counter supplement, glucosamine,           Tahlula’s owner, Jaratz, who also          wave and stem cell treatments. Baltzer         (back legs) and it is not an option for
                                                                                                                                         hips, Baltzer said.                             going to be the one who continues           Email me: miaponzo@-
and a prescription drug, Tramadol,          has another dog with arthritis, said if                                                                                                      to follow and practice those same
that seemed to help.                        she had it to do over, “I would have                                                            “If it’s severe arthritis, we encour-                                                  yahoo.com
                                                                                                                                         age them to have joint replacement,”            polite Islamic manners throughout           Don’t forget to visit us at:
   While arthritis in dogs and cats is      kept my pets’ weight down, managing                                                                                                          the year.
not curable, it is treatable, and pet       their diet and exercise earlier on. Both                                                     she said.                                                                                 www.kuwaitliving.com     (and
                                                                                                                                            The surgery is expensive. A joint               You, too, can be a healthy per-        check out all the discount
owners should experiment with medi-         of my dogs became overweight with                                                                                                            son by following some simple
cines, therapies and lifestyle changes      time, compounding their arthritis                                                            replacement at OSU is about $5,000,                                                       prices on things!
                                                                                                                                         Baltzer said, and that’s a bargain,             rules. First of all, you don’t have to      Also, check out my Squidoo
until they find an approach that eases      pain.”                                                                                                                                       eat the very second you wake up in
                                                                                                                                         because OSU is a teaching hospital.                                                       lenses on health and health
the pain and inflammation, said Dr                         Weakness                                                                                                                      the morning. Take your time, have         issues.         www.squidoo.-
Wendy Baltzer, a veterinarian, sur-                                                                                                         Jaratz had pet insurance (she works
                                               As bad as arthritis is in dogs, it                                                        for a pet insurance company) to help            something like maybe even a date          com/lensmasters/miaponzo
geon and director of the Small Animal
Rehabilitation Center at Oregon State       might be worse in cats, Baltzer said,                                                        cover Tahlula’s ligament surgery –
University.                                 because cats instinctively try to hide                                                       $3,295 for both knees – and disc treat-
                                            weakness.                                                                                    ment, nearly $1,500.
                Lifestyle                      Be wary if your cat slows down,                                                              But not all animals are good candi-      Kuwait. The Onam celebrations will also       meeting venue. The site can be accessed
   One in five dogs has severe arthritis    becomes irritable, doesn’t want to step                                                      dates for surgery. Baltzer cited 14-        include mega-cultural programmes              at www.kbfsa.co.uk.
and 75 to 80 percent of cats over age       in its litter box, doesn’t want to be pet-                                                   year-old Max, a dog with heart disease      including Orchestra by well-known                        ❑       ❑        ❑
15 have arthritis, Baltzer said.            ted near a joint, stops hopping on the                                                       and arthritis in both wrists, knees and     Malayalam Cine Playback singers, G.
   “I always tell owners: ‘Yes. Try.        couch or climbing its cat tree. Cats                                                         hips, as an example of a case where         Venugopal and Ms. Sangeetha Prabhu            BAS Air Rifle Target Shooting: The
                                                                                                                                                                                     and Vodafone Comedy Show by                   British Academy of Sport under the
Do.’ But if it doesn’t work, it’s OK,       may also stop eating if their food dish-                                                     ultrasound and laser therapies are a                                                      patronage of H.E. The British Ambassador
it’s just that it’s not going to work for   es are up high, she said.                                                                    better approach. Max also wears             Nariyapuram Venugopal and team, dance
                                                                                          This Aug 17, photo shows Lea Jaratz                                                        performances by professional artists and      is pleased to offer yet another new activity
your dog,” Baltzer said.                       “It is a very underdiagnosed disease       with her dogs Lyger, a shepherd mix            braces on his wrists so he can exer-                                                      in the 2011 community sports programme.
                                                                                                                                                                                     talented school going children in Kuwait.
   Baltzer also stressed that over-         in cats. People will say their cat is         (left), and Tahlula, a Rottweiler, on          cise, crucial for building muscle to        All residents of Pathanamthitta District      Air Rifle target shooting takes place in a
weight, sedentary pets are at higher        sleeping 12 hours a day because it’s          the rocks along the coast of Lake              protect joints, the vet said.               and persons of Pathanamthitta District ori-   safe, supervised environment at the
risk for severe arthritis. Lean should      getting older. But that’s not true. It’s      Erie near her home in Cleveland,                  “He will literally run into the room     gin are hereby invited to attend this func-   Hunting and Equestrian Centre target
be a lifestyle, exercise a habit and        just too painful to walk around,”             Ohio. Both Tahlula and Lyger suffer            and hold his wrist up to be lasered         tion friends and families.                    shooting range with specialist tuition from
moderation in play a must, the veteri-      Baltzer said.                                           from arthritis. (AP)                 because it feels so good,” she said.                                                      Coach Howard Banks. This course is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   offered to anyone aged 15 years and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sports                 above, from beginner to experienced par-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Kwt-Brits football supporters: A              ticipants. For further information contact
                                            student participants shall be from the        non-political & non-governmental organi-       97286800 / 25644301 or through                                                            Coach Howard on 65788817.
                                                                                                                                                                                     new football supporters website for
           click                            Indian Schools in Kuwait.
                                               For Interactive Debate, each school will
                                                                                          zation in Kuwait engaged in service of the
                                                                                          Indian community through many ways.
                                                                                                                                                                                     British expats living and working in                       ❑        ❑       ❑
                                            prepare two students — one to speak in        Proposed program will highlight to the           Oct 28                                    Kuwait has been set up by an Everton          Referees coaching classes:
                                            favor and other against. Rules applying on    students and audience about the impor-                                                     supporter, Trevor Powell. The Kuwait
                       Latest               the competition and debate will be            tance of non-violence and the values the       PDA’s Onam celebrations: The                Brits Football Supporters Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Football Referees’ coaching classes for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   new recruits and refresher classes for
        Continued from Page 28              informed in due course.                       father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi           Executive Committee of Pathanamthitta       (KBFSA) site aims to provide contact          active members will be conducted by the
                                               Regarding Fancy Dress Competition,         lived for.                                     District Association (PDA) has decided to   information for supporters of each others’    Indian Football Referees’ Association
at the auditorium of the Indian             the theme will remain ‘Gandhi and his            All Indians are kindly invited to attend.   hold 2011 Onam Festival celebrations on     whereabouts and also in the future hopes      (IFRA) Kuwait from 29th July 2011 at the
Community School, Salmiya. Program          various aspects of life’ such as father of    Prior confirmation of attendance will help     Friday Oct 28, 2011 with a grand public     to organise social events such as quizzes     Indian English Academy School, (Don
will comprise of an interactive debate on   nation, Gandhi as Barrister in South          us to make suitable arrangements accord-       function attended by Member of              and even five-a-side matches on a home        Bosco) Salmiya from 9:30 am onwards.
“Is Satyagrah (civil disobedience) the      Africa, Gandhi with Nehru, Gandhi with        ingly.                                         Parliament from Pathanamthitta Loksabha     international teams basis. We need expats     New candidates desiring to qualify as
right tool to fight corruption in modern    Kasturaba, Gandhi’s Dandi march etc. etc.        For further details contact General         Constituency, Shri Anto Antony and other    to register their support and hence we can
times” and fancy dress competition. All        As you are aware, AIP is a non-profit,     Secretary Mr. Umesh Sharma on                  prominent dignitaries from Kerala and       then start to cast around for a suitable                Continued on Page 30

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