28 August 2009
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20 August 2009
NEW YORK (AFP) - - German leader Angela Merkel and businesswomen dominate Forbes magazine's new list of powerful women, while First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't break the top 30.
Merkel headed the list, published Wednesday, for the fourth year running, with the magazine highlighting her role as leader of the huge German economy and her likely re-election in September.
Reflecting the world's focus on recession and the struggle to keep the financial markets afloat, Merkel was followed almost exclusively by businesswomen.
In second place came Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, which insures US banks.
Third was Indra Nooyi, chief executive at PepsiCo, then Cynthia Carroll, the chief executive of mining giant Anglo American, and Ho Ching, chief executive at Singapore's government investment company Temasek Holdings.
Hillary Clinton slipped from 28 last year, when she was close to winning the Democratic presidential nomination to 36, despite heading the powerful US State Department.
Michelle Obama came into the list for the first time. Although she has the ear of the US president around the clock, she ranked only 40.
Below her, at 42, came Britain' Queen Elizabeth II.
Herewith the full top 10 in the list on www.forbes.com/women:
1: Angela Merkel, chancellor. Germany
2: Sheila Bair, chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. US.
3: Indra Nooyi, chief executive, PepsiCo. US.
4: Cynthia Carroll, chief executive, Anglo American. UK.
5: Ho Ching, chief executive, Temasek Holdings. Singapore
6: Irene Rosenfeld, chief executive, Kraft Foods. US.
7: Ellen Kullman, chief executive, DuPont. US.
8: Angela Braly, chief executive, WellPoint. US.
9: Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive, Areva. France
10: Lynn Elsenhans, chief executive, Sunoco. US.
16 August 2009
Met sis for high tea at Marriot Hotel today (her belated birthday meal).
15 August 2009
14 August 2009
You may be one of those Facebook addicts out there, but just a word of advice, please know where to draw the line on what to post and what not to, because you never know, your boss might be browsing your profile!
This is self-explanatory, one word for her - DUMB!
And this call centre staff who was not genuinely sick, absent himself from work and updated his Facebook profile, reflecting the fact.
The full exchange:
HR: Please provide a medical certificate stating a valid reason for your sick leave on Thursday 21st2008.
Kyle: “1 day leave absences do not require a medical certificate as stated in my contract, provided I have stated that I am on leave for medical reasons.”
HR: Usually that is the case, as per your contract. However please note that leave during these occasions is only granted for genuine medical reasons. You line manager has determined that your leave was not due to medical reasons and as such we cannot grant leave on this occasion.
Kyle: My leave was due to medical reasons, so you cannot deny leave based on a line manager’s discretion, with no proof, please process leave as requested.
HR:I believe the proof that you are after is below (a screen grab of the Facebook page is attached to the email)
11 August 2009
05 August 2009
I took a video of us when we were taking a X3 shot.
This is one of the 9 videos which was recorded for the Charade Game.
To watch the other videos, pls go to