Malala was named after Malalai of Maiwand, a poet and a woman warrior. The name could not be more fitting.
Being only sixteen years old did not matter squat to Malala Yousafazi. In a short fourteen years, she has won fame for fighting for peace, womens rights, and humanity. Last year, she won the National Peace award in Pakistan for all her efforts. In 2009—at only the age of 11—she fought Taliban insurgency that tried to take over her village of Swat. She wanted to set up her own political party which would campaign the right of young Pakistani girls to education.
This girl—this heroine—was shot by a member of the Taliban, in the head and the neck, and is now in critical condition. The Taliban called her work “obscenity”. I call it heroism. They tried to silence this girl forever—they tried, and are still trying, to silence the ideas of freedom and rights and equality forever. But they will not win this war, not while human beings like Malala Yousafzai breathe and fight. An army chief called Malala “an icon of courage and hope”. She’s more than that, much more. She’s the dawn of a new generation, the leader of a revolution in which humanity and justice prevails over the whole world.
Malala, she stand as a role model for every girl in the world, to fight for what we believe in, no matter what the cost. she’ve brought a beautiful gift to the world, and to Pakistan, the gift of belief; belief that things can change. her message does not go unheard just as her own ideas have never gone unspoken. God-willing, we will see she gets back on her feet and go, to advocate for the rights shef deserve, with the power of the world behind her. We will see her reform her country and much more. we Thank her, for the inspiration she gave us all, by being a free-thinker, as much of a warrior as her namesake.
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...of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is known for her education andwomen's rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by South African activist Desmond Tutu.
On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom for intensive rehabilitation. On 12 October, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her, but the Taliban reiterated its intent to kill Yousafzai and her father.
The assassination attempt sparked a national and international...
...Malala inspires Millions of Girls Worldwide:
“I am Malala” is not just a catchphrase, it’s an initiative launched by United Nations to bequeath the girl child with the basic right of getting education. Malala Yousafzai is just a 14 year old teenager with no extra-ordinary background but today she is the global face of struggle for “Girl’s right to education”, not because she is taking out morcha’s and doing fast-unto-death to hog limelight but because of her naive valour to shun the fear of Talibani’s to get hold of what was her all the way- “right to education”.
For those who don’t remember, Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani girl from the Swat valley region who was shot in her neck and the head a month back in an assassination attempt by a talibani goon. Why? Simple, she just wanted to go to school and study. What many of us took as granted in our childhoods, is a per day crusade for the girls of that region. The talibani extremists of Swat valley considers girl’s education a “sin” and raid the houses in Malala’s town, Mingora, to find girl’s in possession of books. Malala decided not to live her life their way, and was shot.
The girl came into international limelight after she campaigned for girl’s right to education and wrote a diary having an account of talibani extremism for BBC urdu service in 2009 when her hometown was in utter control of the Talibani. Since the malicious attack on her, she has become “the global symbol of every girl’s right to education” in the...
...How Suspense is Created through Use of Setting and Camera Technique in North by Northwest
Alfred Hitchcock's film North by Northwest reflects an extraordinary use of setting combined with brilliant camera angles and techniques to evoke emotion and to create suspense. The film's exciting and suspenseful tone is established very quickly once Thornhill is shockingly kidnapped by two thugs while socializing with friends in a safe and public environment, the Plaza Hotel. Also the film displays scenes in which the viewer is placed in the point of view of the characters. Therefore immediate suspense and emotion captivates the audience because each viewer feels as though they are in the actual scene themselves. In addition, real-life suspense is created through the film's brilliant use of various camera angles and techniques. The film has the ability to create suspense through its unique use of setting, combined with its remarkable use of different camera angles.
In the beginning of the film, Thornhill is kidnapped while at a busy and sophisticated bar within the Plaza Hotel. This is a unique setting for a kidnapping scene because Thornhill is abducted while socializing with friends in a safe and familiar setting. Normally characters are kidnapped dark, scary, and secluded settings where there are no witnesses. Instead, Hitchcock does the opposite by having Thornhill kidnapped in a busy bar during the middle of the day. He is surprisingly...
The essay will discuss the Committees of the National Council of Provinces and the National Assembly in terms of its composition, functions as well as the current office bearers. The essay will start by defining the key terms that will be commonly used throughout the entire topic. The national assembly and NCOP is a place where decision considering the country are taken, although their function may differ but in most cases is to make or pass laws for the country in accordance with the Constitution. The essay will be discussing the roles and function given to the Committees of the National Council of Provinces, while looking at the influence of the legislature with its effect to promoting good governance. The essay will then move to discuss the current office bearers. Lastly the essay will make final remarks with a brief conclusion.
2 Definitions of terms
2.1 Delegation means the authorization of a delegated body by a delegating authority to act in his/her stead, and in relation to a power includes an instruction to exercise the power, and “delegate” has a corresponding meaning (Ismail & Mphaisha 1997).
2.2 Delegated bodying relation to the delegation of a power means the political structure, political office-bearer or employee to whom a power has been delegated in writing by the delegating authority (Ismail & Mphaisha, 1997).
2.3 Political office-bearer in relation to...
The NorthWest Company is a leading retailer of food and everyday needs to rural and urban neighborhoods across Canada. They are currently using a “push” strategy, which the category manager at NorthWest headquarters in Winnipeg analyzed trends, placed orders and allocated products to stores. Inspired by Giant Tiger’s example of a “pull” system in action, NorthWest management was considering giving store managers more control over their inventory ordering by moving to a “pull” merchandise replenishment strategy — also known as localization. Using this “pull” system NorthWest will need to invest $10 million in order to support the Open To Buy (OTB) for the retail stores managers. The issues NorthWest are currently facing are they are unable to reach their annual inventory turnover rate target of 3.0 and money tied up in unsold inventories.
In order to reduce the risk and capitalize the benefit of any changes NorthWest should implement to localize certain product category in the hands of retail managers. This strategic change will be beneficial for NorthWest instead of giving all the responsibility to local retail managers and avoid investing a large amount of dollars to support the technology for the pull system. The category manager will then produce...
...NorthWest Company B
The NorthWest Company is a leading retailer of food and everyday needs to rural and urban neighborhoods across Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. In early 2003, NorthWest had negotiated a master franchiser agreement with Giant Tiger Stores Limited (Giant Tiger) with the objective of opening stores west of Winnipeg. In contrast with North West's ""push"" system of product replenishment, Giant Tiger had developed a successful ""pull"" system that gave individual store managers tremendous leeway in ordering decisions. Inspired by Giant Tiger’s example of a “pull” system in action, NorthWest management was considering giving store managers more control over their inventory ordering by moving to a “pull” merchandise replenishment strategy — also known as localization.
Currently, NorthWest employed a “push” strategy in which category managers at North West’s Winnipeg headquarters analyzed trends, placed orders and allocated products to stores. Typically, category managers worked with store managers to review the previous year’s lineup, orders and actual sales. Using historical averages and the next year’s forecast growth rate, category managers estimated demand for products at a company level. Category managers met...
NorthWest Company will move towards a “pull strategy” within its supply chain. Pull production is based on actual or consumed demand and individual store managers will monitor this. The benefit of localization for NorthWest will be a higher inventory turnover rate. The benefit for customers will be a more customized shopping experience based on their community. The potential risks are there are high costs involved in implementing a new database system and procurement decisions will be divided between category managers and store managers. We will implement a new database system and train store managers to purchase inventory based on local and regional needs. This system will allow stores to be a part of their community and customer needs can be better met.
These are the following issues that must be addressed:
Forecasting and Procurement – Low Inventory Turnover Rate
Product Receiving and Shipping – Reducing Cycle Time
Merchandising and Selling – Interorganizational Information Systems
Store Managers – Preference Implications
Environment and Root Cause Analysis
NorthWest Company has a lower inventory turnover rate than most of its competitors and that is due to the use of a “push strategy” within the supply chain. Customer demands are not taken into consideration and they often have to shop at competitors...
WOMEN?S NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CLUB
ANNOUNCES 93RD ANNUAL DINNER
WNRC announces award receipients.
New York, NY, April 30, 2014 /PressReleasePing/ – The 93 Annual Women’s National
Republican Club Award Dinner Recipients were announced last night during their annual
gala. Since 1921, the Women’s National Republican Club has presented awards to leaders in
such fields as politics, government, journalism and the humanities. This year’s award winners
Congressman Trent Franks, Excellence is Homeland Security Award
Monica Crowley, Excellence in Journalism Award
John Catsimatidis, Citizenship Award
Lt. Col. Kim Campbell, Excellence in Military Service Award
“We are thrilled to honor such distinguished individuals who represent the best in their
respected fields,” said Mrs. Catherine H. Lenihan, president of the Women’s National
The Women's National Republican Club is the oldest national club for Republican women and
the only one to provide its members with a Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is owned by the Club's
members, and the Club is a separate entity not officially or legally associated with any other
organization, although its members work closely with the Republican...