The vice-chancellor of the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad has reportedly issued a diktat that the university will observe "Sister’s Day" on the 14th of February instead of Valentine’s Day to promote cultural values and protect Islamic traditions among young people. : University of Agriculture in Faisalabad wants to rebrand Valentine’s Day as ‘Sister’s Day’https://t.co/8SHLJLRLCE — usman uttra (@musmanuttra786) January 15, 2019 To encourage students to celebrate Valentine's Day as Sister's Day, the university has also decided to distribute scarves, shawls, and gowns among female students on 14 February. "In our culture, women are more empowered and have earned their due respect as sisters, mothers, daughters and wives. We were forgetting our culture even as western culture has taken root in our society. The nations, which forgot their … [Read more...] about Pakistan University to Celebrate ‘Valentine’s Day’ as ‘Sister’s Day’
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A Pakistani university is rebranding Valentine's Day as "Sister's Day", and debating marking the holiday widely seen as a Western import by handing out headscarves and shawls to its female students. The University of Agriculture in Faisalabad (UAF), in central Punjab province, said the change was taken to promote "eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth". "In our culture, women are more empowered and earn their due respect as sisters, mothers, daughters and wives," UAF vice chancellor Zafar Iqbal is quoted as saying on the institution's website. "We were forgetting our culture, and Western culture was taking root in our society," he continued. "UAF was mulling a plan to distribute scarves, shawls and gowns printed with the UAF insignia among female students" on February 14, the statement on the website added. University spokesman Qamar Bukhari told AFP Monday that UAF is seeking donations as it aims to give headscarves to at least 1,000 of its 14,000 female students. … [Read more...] about Pakistan university rebrands Valentine’s Day as ‘Sister’s Day’
STARTING to think about what you want to do for Valentine’s Day? How about enjoying a romantic meal at Hogwarts? Muggles can now have the most magical meal of their life in the Great Hall, complete with “Love Potion” cocktails and plenty of Butterbeer. Lovebirds gutted they didn’t receive their letters to Hogwarts can now enjoy a three-course dining experience in the spectacular authentic set. On each night, from Thursday February 14 to Saturday February 16, the spellbinding hall will be throwing open their large doors from 7pm until midnight. Guests can select a starter, main and dessert from a menu, and even get a complimentary photo snapped at their table-for-two. This is the fourth year in a row that the doors have been flung open to us muggles, following on from the success of a similar event back in Christmas 2015. So how many galleons will you need to bag yourself a ticket? You might need to sell your Firebolt. Tickets for the event cost £495 per … [Read more...] about Muggles can have a Valentine’s Day dinner in Hogwarts’ Great Hall
Ashley May USA TODAY Published 6:57 p.m. UTC Jun 8, 2018 Outspoken host of Parts Unknown Anthony Bourdain has died, his employer announced Friday. Bourdain was known for his love of travel, food — and his colorful commentary. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller," his employer CNN said in a statement. "His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much." Bourdain described himself as merely an "enthusiast" on social media, but fans know he was so much more. He was a favorite TV personality and a commentator on the world. He also became a vocal advocate for the Me Too movement last fall after his girlfriend Asia Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. Here are some memorable quotes from Bourdain on life, travel and food: "I don’t really care about what people say about me when I’m gone, I … [Read more...] about Quotes from Anthony Bourdain on life and travel: I’m going to ‘die in the saddle’
YOU'VE probably seen it all over Twitter and Instagram, or overhead your co-workers say it – ‘Hump Day’ seems to be appreciated by everyone. Here's how and why Wednesdays got the name and what it's all about. Why is Wednesday ‘Hump Day’? This is hardly surprising – Wednesday is in the middle of the working week, so if you were climbing over a hill, it would be the tallest part. The mid-week day can be associated with a lack of ambition or motivation, but once getting past the ‘hump’ of Wednesday, you’re on the easy journey to the weekend, so it’s no wonder people get excited. Many social media users post motivation quotes, to try and spur others on for the rest of the week, sometimes using hashtag #WednesdayWisdom on Instagram and Twitter. What are the best hump day quotes and memes? If you're also wanting a bit of inspiration to make it to the weekend, here are some famous quotes of encouragement. “To some it’s … [Read more...] about Happy Hump Day! Why is it on a Wednesday and what are the best memes and quotes?