Author Archives: Nadeem Saleh

Scope of Islamic Banking, Participant Banking by Nadeem Saleh

  Islamic banking, termed participant banking, is outgrowing conventional banking in many of the world’s predominantly Islamic countries. Today the total participant banking market is worth around $920 billion, which is projected to grow more than $1.6 trillion ( the total outlay of Pakistan budget 2016-17 is 4.9 trillion) by 2020, research by EY shows. Particularly the Gulf States are seeing rapid participant banking growth. Return on Equity within the sector remains relatively robust at 12.6% In a recent EY study, titled ‘World Islamic Banking Competitiveness Report  2016’, the professional services firm explores the Islamic Banking landscape. The report is ...

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Under attack: how to beat the hackers

The smarter technology gets the more opportunities there are for cyberattacks. As threat levels are elevated to unprecedented heights, companies, governments and security experts are frantically re-assessing how they manage the risks   On October 21, hackers unleashed a spectacular attack on the internet, bringing down websites including Twitter, PayPal, Spotify and Netflix for almost the entire day. The attack on internet services provider Dyn, which controls many of the world’s servers, has been described by experts as the largest of its kind in history — and one that many organisations would have been powerless to prevent. In a blog ...

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10 Weird Rules For Traveling In Antarctica

If you’re looking for a unique travel destination, Antarctica is pretty high on the list. Despite being one of the coldest places on earth, the resilient wildlife makes it a great place for nature-watching. However, Antarctica is considered one of the most pristine landscapes in the world and is used mainly as a center for scientific research. As such, when visiting the South Pole, there are some very strict rules No Walking On Lichen When people imagine Antarctica, it’s mostly endless snow with the occasional flash of the black underlying rock. But plants do grow in Antarctica – several types ...

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Revealed: these are the 10 happiest cities in the UK for students

Want to find happiness? Move to Belfast. The happiest students can be found in Northern Ireland, according to a survey which ranks the UK’s best university towns and cities. In particular, Belfast came top of the ranking, with an impressive 94% of students saying they’re ‘very happy’ with their education and city life. Brighton came second, with 93% of people studying at the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton claiming to be very satisfied, followed by Coventry with 92%. (Picture: Getty) The survey, carried out by accommodation provider Sodexo, asked thousands of students across the country to rate how they ...

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A guide for the ‘all about me’ generation

Revealing your quirks, preferences and traits formally to colleagues can help you when it comes to working together, but those adopting the practice warn against sharing too much. Ivar Kroghrud spent six years as an officer in the Norwegian navy during the 1990s and every August he found himself among strangers. Military service is compulsory in Norway, and each year Kroghrud would get an entirely new batch of recruits. By working long hours together on relatively small patrol boats, the crew would get to know each other quickly, learning each other’s traits and quirks and the best ways to work ...

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20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching

20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching by TeachThought Staff What makes an effective teacher? Or more specifically, what observable characteristics might you see and hear? The University of Minnesota offered some observable characteristics of effective teaching which, while focused on teacher actions rather than student learning, had some useful tips–not so much how to teach generally, but specific actions that you can use tomorrow. In “How A Good Teacher Becomes Great,” we theorized that good teachers “know which assessments are for “show,” and which are for “go”—that is, which look good from 10 feet, and which provide visibility for both the student ...

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8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning

by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. What’s the big deal about thinking about something that already happened? In our ’10 Characteristics Of A Highly-Effective Learning Environment‘, we suggested that learning habits–reflection, for example–were constantly present and modeled. 9. Learning habits are constantly modeled Cognitive, meta-cognitive, and behavioral “good stuff” is constantly modeled. Curiosity, persistence, flexibility, priority, creativity, collaboration, revision, and even the classic Habits of Mind are all great places to start. So often what students learn from those around them is ...

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Are You Working In Your Career or On Your Career?

As you may know, over the past four years Scott Young and I developed an online course about career mastery called Top Performer. It teaches you how to apply the rules of deliberate practice and depth to systematically get ahead in your professional life. We’re planning on opening the course to new students next week. In anticipation for this next launch, Scott and I wanted to share a series of articles on interesting lessons we’ve learned about career mastery from the previous sessions of the course. Below is the first such lesson. It was written by Scott. To avoid cluttering the blog, the subsequent ...

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Pakistan, Belarus move towards open banking channels

FAISALABAD:  In a bid to enhance the trade volume between Pakistan and Belarus up to $1 billion, central banks of both countries have already inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and now steps are being taken to open bank branches. This was said by Belarus Ambassador Andrei Ermolovich, while addressing members of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI). He said that as per their instructions various institutions are working towards achieving this objective, adding that different areas have been identified to boost bilateral cooperation. He said that the banking system is the prerequisite to undertaking major bargains and ...

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Pakistan triples representation in list of Asia’s best universities

LONDON: Pakistan has tripled its representation in the list of Asia’s best universities with seven Pakistani institutions in the top 300. The Times Higher Education list for the latest Asia University Rankings 2017 shows that Pakistan has seven institutions in the top 300, five of which are new entrants. Pakistan’s highest-ranking institution, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, is placed in the 121-130 cohort and is joined by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in the top 150. National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is ranked at 141-150. University of Agriculture Faisalabad is ranked 201-250. Both University of Lahore and University of Karachi ...

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