ARAB TIMES, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
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
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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
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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