Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jamaica's First Woman Leader

Portia Simpson Miller is becoming the first woman Prime Minister (head of the country) of Jamaica. The detailed report can be read here .

"She is seen as someone who has really risen through the ranks of the party, coming from a very, very poor section of Jamaica... to the top post," Radio Jamaica's Kathy Barrett told the BBC.

"She's a woman who's very determined, a firebrand type of politician who has really hit home when it comes to the majority of people - especially women, the poor and the unemployed." .

From South America to Carribeans, from Europe to Asia, women have occupied and is still occupying head of state positions. Even Canada had a woman Prime Minister, Kim Campbell. There are many countries in Europe where women hold defence or sports ministers positions; such positions are often occupied by men even when the head of the state is an woman.

When is the USA going to have a woman President or atleast a woman as the defence secretary?

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Sudoku Champion

Jana Tylova, a Czech accountant, has beaten players from 21 other countries to win the inaugural world Sudoku championships. The story is here. There is no difference between men and women and I tried to prove that even in logic, men and women are on the same level," she said.

Sudoku is a logic based placement puzzle, where a 9x9 grid is filled up with numbers from 1 to 9 in such a way that each column and row contains each of the number from 1 to 9. Each Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically without guessing.