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Delicious and nourishing Dates are a treasure of vitamins, minerals and fibers. Dates are powerhouse of energy to keep you healthy and fit during the holy month of Ramazan. The nutritious fruit contains oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium. They contain health benefiting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to possess anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.

Impoverished communities across the globe are receiving lifesaving tips for dealing with disease, draught and depression from short, user-friendly videos that are free online. Agriculture animations, for example, show how to build raised planting beds using layers of animal manure, vegetation and soil, or how to install drip irrigation systems to help conserve water.
Less power hungry, economical with memory and a smarter Siri - these are all promised in the ninth version of Apple's iOS mobile-device operating system, due for all iPhones from the 4S up this autumn. Here's an overview of the new functions: - Power Saving Mode: Competitors have had this for some time, but now iPhones and iPads are also getting power-saving mode. Apple hasn't given details yet, but the rival devices achieve this by switching off functions like WiFi when not in use, dimming the screen and turning off background refresh.
A bird weighing just two teaspoons of sugar scares off a predator 40 times its size by imitating the "hawk alarm" of other species, scientists said Wednesday. The trick is used by the brown thornbill, one of Australia's tiniest birds, to scare off its much larger enemy, the pied currawong, they reported in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The eight-gram (0.28-ounce) tiddler artfully copies the warning cry used by other bird species against attack by the goshawk - a predator even bigger and scarier than the currawong.
Taylor Swift may be best known for bubble-gum pop anthems loved by teenage girls, but at 25 she has shown herself to be a formidable force in the business world, as Apple found out. Apple, a $750 billion tech leader that is rarely described as laid-back in its commercial strategies, quickly did an about-face Sunday after Swift threatened a partial boycott of its new streaming service unless the company improved compensation for artists.
Pixar's critically acclaimed "Inside Out" - an animated look at the mind of a pre-teen girl - could not defeat the dinosaurs of "Jurassic World" at the North American weekend box office. But Pixar, now part of the Disney empire, nevertheless set an impressive record - for the biggest opening of an original movie, animated or live-action, not based on sourced material, with $90.4 million in ticket sales.
There was a time when a new video game adaptation was enough to make film critics gag, but the big money involved is starting to attract a new level of talent. Video game movies have an ignoble history in Hollywood, dating back to the dark days of the early 1990s when clangers like "Super Mario Bros." starring Bob Hoskins and "Street Fighter" with Jean-Claude Van Damme were stinking up the screen. But the lure of tapping into the world's estimated 1.8 billion gamers has kept drawing film-makers back for more, and the new projects seem determined to up the quality and match the success of superhero franchises.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln