"Dubai: It will be hot and sunny over the weekend with the temperature touching 40 degree Celsius during the day and pleasantly warm during the night, according to the Dubai Met Office."~ Gulf News, 30 April 2009
Enjoy the weather folks.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Won't you help to sing The songs of freedom?
The draft law consists of 45 articles in seven chapters binding audio-visual and print media as well as the related activities.Related Articles:
"there is no road access to the mountain and that the snow on top of the mountain can only be viewed from a helicopter.
He called on the public to refrain from going to the mountain by road on their own as the mountain is unreachable without a plane."
Lo, behold today morning Abu Dhabi's newspaper The National had a front page photo of three Emiratis making a snow man! Miracles do happen!
Yet, Gulf News reported that the snow had started to melt by Sunday. Only wish I had a helicopter or a plane to fly into the mountains!
Worry not for all you who missed the snow! Gulf News thoughtfully added a PR note to the end of the article!
"Ras Al Khaimah has plans to capitalise on the attractive climate and spectacular scenery of Jebel Jais by building a mountain resort and ski slope on top of the mountains."
I hope it comes up soon like all the other freehold properties! Can't wait to slide down the slopes of Jebel Jais!
What happens when journalists underestimate a story? What happens when they run out of words to describe an event? What happens when a simple thesaurus can offer only a number of synonyms to express what is already in print?
For instance when writing on an "Accident", they could alternate with the following words in the follow up articles:
"calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, tragedy, adversity, bale, blight, blow, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle, devastation, fatality, fiasco, holocaust, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, ruin, tragedy," ~ Thesaurus.com
Two weeks into the global financial crisis, and you can already see the cracks and strain on the vocabulary of Business reporters especially when they used up the big words early into the crisis like “destruction, debacle, slide, slump, crash, etc.”
Can you feel the pain of the reporter in that opening line? Perhaps, it is the overload of work since the 1930's great depression is taking a toll on reporters who have reported nothing but profits for the last decade.
Hammered! Side Swiped.... haemorrhaging - can't make out if the vocabulary is getting better or worse! But who cares, can't wait for my newspaper tomorrow to read the next set of words to describe the global financial scenario! Don't you wonder "How low can it go?"