An Interesting Week in Bahrain
Published Wednesday, May 17, 2006 by Angelo Embuldeniya | E-mail this blog post
Does anyone remember way back in June last year how Kenyan athletes were defecting to Qatar and lotta' people weren't happy about it? Anyways, today, Kenya's former athletics coach, Mike Kosgei, signed a 2 year coaching contract with the Bahrain Athletics Federation. Interesting Eh! Considering that the article
also mentions that 10 Kenyan runners have settled down here in Bahrain. I guess this could mean some good traning for Bahrain & better chances at clinching lotta' Gold medals at the Olympics next time.
Bahrain get's mentioned or quoted rather in an immigration debate
published at UPenn
where the Director of the Center for uman Resources
in Wharton says that says he has witnessed the effects of immigrant workers on wages and working conditions in other parts of the world, including the Middle East.
"In Bahrain, for instance, where guest workers from Bangladesh are frequently used on construction sites, a visitor can see them using picks and shovels instead of machinery"
Why do illegal immigrants force down wages? "That's how markets work," responds Cappelli.
And Arcapita just bought
over a company that invented the integral geogrid, which is used primarily for soil stabilization and reinforcement in road construction. I didn't recall seeing that in the Business News
today although that deal happened today....
And while the whole Batelco saga
continues with a relaunch of BoycottBatelco.com
, the Bahrian News Agency reports
on an exciting meeting today -- The Internet Cafe Committee which held 4th meeting today. I never knew Bahrain had such a committee -- very interesting! Batelco placing thresholds must sound deligthful to the Internet Cafe Committee because according to the following, the underaged youth technically won't be able to download or view "sites"::
Moreover, the meeting advised that under aged youth be prevented from using internet cafe facilities during late hours. The committee affirmed to place important mechanisms to limit navigating websites that do not suit the culture and ethics of the country.
This has been an interesting week in Bahrain :) Tomorrow, I'll start wardriving about the place, checking out on hotspots and 802.11n accessibility. Any tips?