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                                                                                                                                                                WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009                                           musCat daIlY            05

New projects with Oman to focus on
renewable energy: Japanese envoy
                                                                                                                  sources, as well as energy saving   panies has contributed to the na-
                                                                                                                  technologies. Such development      tion building of Oman. Recognis-
                                                                                                                  increases energy efficiency and     ing the potential of oil and gas
                                                                                                                  thus preserves precious re-         sectors in Oman, Japanese com-
                                                                                                                  sources. It also leads to the es-   panies made a special contribu-
                                                                                                                  tablishment of                                       tion to the

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                                                                                                                  new industrial                                       development of
                                                                                                                  foundations in                                       the gas sector by
                                                                                                                  Oman,” he said.            “It is crucial            constructing
                                                                                                                     Oman exports            for Oman to               LNG processing
                                                                                                                  ten per cent of its                                  plants in Sur.”
                                                                                                                  oil to Japan and
                                                                                                                                                develop                   The ambassa-
                                                                                                                  trade between            alternative and             dor also said that
                                                                                                                  the     countries           new energy               the efficiency
                                                                                                                  reached approxi-            resources”               with        which
                                                                                                                  mately US$10bn,                                      Oman uses its            CINema
                                                                                                                  according        to                                  fossil fuels is a        City Cinema, Al Shatti Tel: 24692656 (after 2pm)
The amount of strong sunlight Oman receives should allow for a large scale integration of solar power             2008 figures.                                        key factor in in-        Main Aur Mrs Khanna (Hindi/Drama) 4.30, 7, 9.15pm
                                                                                                                  There are cur-                                       creasing the size        Broken (Art/Foreign) 2.30, 11.30pm
Our Correspondent                        During the speech, made in          tegration of solar power, enough     rently    around                                     of its industrial        Gamer (Action/Adventure) 3.30,11.30pm
                                      celebration of Japan's national        to provide a viable alternative      130 Japanese nationals living and   base and ensuring employment              Management (Comedy/Drama) 5.30, 7.30pm
                                      day, H E Morimoto explained            source of energy for the country.    11 Japanese companies in the        opportunities for Omani nation-           My Best Friend's Girl (Comedy) 9.30pm
Emerging projects between             that emerging projects with            “Oman will eventually face chal-     sultanate. Current developments     als, thereby diversifying the areas       The Surrogates (Science Fiction/Fantasy) 3.30, 11.30pm
Japan and Oman will focus on re-      Oman will focus more on renew-         lenges with its limited energy       are helping to cement economic      in which revenue can be raised.           My Sister's Keeper (Drama/Adaption) 7.30, 9.30pm
newable energy, the Japanese          able energy and the environ-           resources. For the long-term         relationships and providing the     The ambassador went on to con-            Youm Ma Tkabalna (Arabic) 5.30pm
ambassador, H E Seiji Morimoto,       ment. In particular, the amount        economic development of              building blocks for future coop-    gratulate Nizwa on achieving the
announced at the University of        of strong sunlight Oman receives       Oman, it is crucial to develop al-   eration, according to Morimoto.     honour of becoming the Capital            City Cinema, Sur Tel 25545544 (after 2pm)
Nizwa on Monday.                      should allow for a large scale in-     ternative and new energy re-         “The presence of Japanese com-      of Islamic Culture in 2015.               Wanted (Hindi/General) 3.30 & 7.30, 10.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                Unnoipole Oruvn (Tamil) 7, 9.15pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                Drag Me To Hell (Drama) 3.30, 11.30pm

Physiotherapy meet to provide learning opportunity                                                                                                                                              City Cinema, Ruwi Tel 24831809
                                                                                                                                                                                                All The Best (Hindi/General) 3.30, 6.30, 9.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                Do Knot Disturb (Hindi/General) 3.30, 6.30, 9.30pm
Specialists in the field of phys-                                                                                                                       perienced speakers and schol-           Wanted (Hindi/General) 3.30, 6.30, 9.30pm
iotherapy and rehabilitation will                                                                                                                       ars from institutions in Aus-
be attending a conference in                                                                                                                            tralia, UK, Turkey and India, in        City Cinema, Sohar Tel 26840312, 26843510
Muscat to further develop                                                                                                                               addition to local speakers, will        Sorority Row (Suspense/Horror) 3.30, 9.30, 11.30pm
these services in the country.                                                                                                                          present and share their experi-         Inglorious Basterds (Action/Adventure)
   The Department of Physio-                                                                                                                            ences in physiotherapy and re-          Wake Up Sid (Hindi) 3.30, 7.30,10.30pm
therapy and Rehabilitation at                                                                                                                           habilitation.                           Nocturna (Art/Foreign) 3.30, 5.30pm
Khoula Hospital will hold an                                                                                                                               There will be a series of            Omar Wa Salma (Arabic/Comedy) 7.30, 9.30, 11.30pm
international symposium along                                                                                                                           workshops on various topics by          Daddy Cool (Malayalam) 3.30, 7.30, 10.30pm
with a series of workshops on                                                                                                                           the lecturers and, it is hoped
October 28 and 29 at the                                                                                                                                through these, local profession-        Al Bahja Cinema Tel: 24540855/56
Crowne Plaza Hotel, which will                                                                                                                          als in the field will have a            Gamer (Action) 4, 8, 10, 11.55pm
include presentations from                                                                                                                              chance to observe the latest            The Broken (Horror) 2, 6, 10 and 11.55pm
professionals ranging from                                                                                                                              techniques. The delegates will          My Sister's Keeper (Drama) 2, 6pm
podiatrists, orthopaedics and                                                                                                                           also visit and view the rehabili-       My Best Friend's Girl (Romance/Comedy) 8pm
dieticians to prosthetics and or-                                                                                                                       tation services offered in              Yom Ma Tkabalna (Arabic/Comedy) 4pm
thotics               specialists,                                                                                                                      Oman.
practising both in and outside                                                                                                                             The event is a follow up to          Stars Cinema Tel: 24791641, 24792360
Oman.                                                                                                                                                   the Ministry of Health’s goal of        Blue (Hindi) 3.30, 6.30 & 9.30pm
   Khoula Hospital is planning                                                                                                                          supporting and encouraging              Aadhavan (Tamil) 3.30, 6.30 & 9.30pm
to build on established relation-     within, and across, Oman’s bor-        the sustainability of physiother-    There will be a scientific meet-      development in health staff             Aadhavan (Tamil) 3.30, 6.30 & 9.30pm
ships with some institutions          ders with the aim of improving         apy and rehabilitation services.     ing on the first day, where ex-       training.

Women traders seek investment
Pakistani women affected by 2005 quake hope to find stockists in Oman
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Businesswomen from Pakistan’s                                                                                                                                                         Kevin Abdulrahman
beleaguered North West Fron-
tier Province (NWFP) are urging
Omanis to invest in their busi-                                                                                                                              kevin abdulrahman is an in-demand leadership development and performance acceleration
nesses and help those whose                                                                                                                                  speaker and trainer
lives have been devastated by
earthquakes and conflict.
   The stricken region came into                                                                                                                           We see the results of some of these individuals’  are working hard at doing the right things.
the public eye after an earth-                                                                                                                             lives and automatically conclude that they have       you see it’s like saying, you want to put on
quake measuring 7.8 on the                                                                                                                                 had a lucky break. i know that as a young boy     weight and you are not taking in enough calo-
Richter Scale hit the province on                                                                                                                          growing up, i would feel rather unlucky. i would  ries, or a problem people are more familiar
October 8, 2005, leaving                                                                                                                                   see my parents work their guts off and we only    with, want to lose weight and are still on take-
80,000 people dead and 3.5mn                                                                                                                               made it week in week out.                         aways and doughnut diets. you have to do the
homeless. Recent infighting be-                                                                                                                               i would see others living a great life and not right things in line with what you want in your
tween militants has also seen                                                                                                                              knowing any better, i attributed it to luck.      life.
the region plunge further into                                                                                                                             fortunately, as i grew up i started to pay close      Here is another example i often mention in
crisis.                                                                                                                                                    attention to these so called lucky individuals.   my workshops. imagine you live in an area
   Following the earthquake,                                                                                                                                  for every instance where the majority would    close to a major arterial highway intersection.
many women in the region have                                                                                                                              perceive a success story as luck, i would realise from this arterial intersection, you have a
struggled after losing their                                                                                                                               the amount of hard work, sweat and tears that     choice of highways that can take you north,
homes, husbands and families,                                                                                                                              actually went into it behind the scenes. These    south, east or west. now here is what most
but businesses such as Annum                                                                                                                               individuals often found their                                       people do when they are sim-
Collections have been lending a       ment in their businesses as their      was an important step forward        prove that Pakistani business-           luck at the junction of ‘oppor-            SucceSSful               ply working hard.
helping hand by helping them          living costs have risen.               in changing people’s negative        women are serious about suc-             tunity’ and ‘preparation’.
                                                                                                                                                                                             individualS are OfTen They want to head north,
earn a living by selling their            “The people who make these         perception of the region.            cess in the GCC countries.                  The harder you work doing                                        and yet they choose to go on
goods.                                clothes were greatly affected by          “This is giving them the aid         She added, “We are opti-              the right things, the luckier you
                                                                                                                                                                                                  deemed aS lucky              the western highway. it doesn’t
   However, the women who             the earthquake. Many of the            and help they need, and they are     mistic and we feel that coming           get. you have to ask yourself,                                      matter how long you drive for
were widowed in the earthquake        women lost their homes and             looking forward to doing busi-       here would definitely be helpful         “Based on what i want, am i doing the right       and how fast you drive, you simply won’t make
need more money to send their         their families. It is very impor-      ness in Oman as well as doing        for us. We are looking for               things that will get me so called lucky?”         it to your northern destination.
children to school as well as         tant for us to be here to make         something to promote bilateral       investors who can stock our                 a wise person once told me that luck was an        if you want to go north, then you need to
clothe and feed their families.       people aware of their plight. We       economic activity and portray a      products in Oman.”                       interesting word. He said that he saw luck to     ensure that you are on the northern highway.
   Now they form a part of a          need big orders to get them            positive image of the region.”          Saifi also said that traditional      stand for labouring under correct knowledge.      Only then will your efforts be handsomely
Pakistani businesswomen’s del-        the help they need for a more             The NWFP businesswomen            crafts from the NWFP could die              my question to you is, are you labouring       rewarded.
egation exhibiting their products     stable life.”                          are part of a much larger dele-      out if they don’t receive funding.       under correct knowledge?                              So next time you start to say that some indi-
at this year’s Women Expo, cur-           Adil Qayyum, vice chairman,        gation put together with the         “These women produce goods                  There is no question that people are working   viduals seem to have all the luck; i hope that
rently being held at the Oman         Federation of Pakistan Cham-           help of the Trade Development        that are known across the                hard. in fact today, hard work is the minimum     you will rethink that. i would like to suggest that
International Exhibition Centre.      bers of Commerce and Indus-            Authority of Pakistan.               world. But it is almost a dying          requirement. However not all hard work is re-     in most instances, it is your choices that deter-
   Tehmina Faheem, a designer         try’s standing committee on               Ghazala Saifi, the manager of     art and it will fade out if they         warded equally. you need to ensure that you       mine your luck.
with Annum Collections in             small and medium enterprises,          Khaamta, a small Karachi-based       don’t make enough money.
NWFP, explained that many of          explained that the exhibitors’         fashion house, said that this        Skills are dependent on people           You can mail him on
the women are seeking invest-         presence at the Women Expo             delegation is also in Oman to        being paid well.”

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