Several villages in the country have been submerged following heavy rains. The floodwater has got into houses and buildings, trapping families in their villages, damaging property and killing livestock. Roads have been swamped with water. Things have been washed away.
Recent news of a United Arab Emirates weight-loss challenge tied to a solid-gold incentive makes me envious of Emiratis _ the authorities there clearly care for their people's health. Dubai's municipal officials are offering their people a gramme of gold for each kilogramme shed in a 30-day challenge.
The world today is too fluid for smartphones. Nowadays people do almost everything with this little glowing handset. We spend many hours a day surfing the web with the device. We send and read emails from our smartphones for business and pleasure. We post information, photos and comments on Facebook to connect with friends.