Friday, April 26, 2013
Someone calls you at 2 am in the night and ask you "are you sleeping?"
Answer: No, I’m picking beans.
Someone see you coming out of the bathroom, wet; ''did you just have a bath?''
Answer: No, I fell into the toilet bowl
You standing right in front of the elevator on the ground floor going to your office, yet they ask; ''going up?''
Answer: No, I’m waiting for my office to come down and get me!
at 9:40 AM
South Korean company says smartphone sales boosted record $6.4bn net earnings, but firm halts access to users in Iran.
Samsung expects increased smartphone competition will slow its net profit down in next three months of 2013 [EPA]
Strong smartphone sales are thought to be the driving force for South Korea's Samsung Electronics, which posted a record net profit for the first three months of the year.
In results released on Friday, the company said its net profit soared 41.6 percent to a record $6.4bn in the first quarter.
Analysts estimate Samsung shipped approximately 70 million smartphones in the first quarter of the year. The company does not release details on the number of phones it sells in its earnings reports.
In a statement, Samsung said "sound sales" of the popular Galaxy S3 smartphone had aided profit margins, but explained that second quarter global demand was "forecast to dampen".
at 9:30 AM
Thousands of Sunnis renew protests against Shia-led government, as death toll passes 190 in four-day wave of violence.
A bombing in Najaf city, southern Iraq, that killed one person on Friday, was among a wave of violence in Iraq [EPA]
Sectarian tensions have escalated in Iraq, where the death toll from a four-day wave of violence has passed 190, officials have said.
Thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Iraq this week to voice their anger at the Shia-led government and called for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down and an end to the discrimination against Sunnis.
A United Nations envoy, Martin Kobler, warned on Friday Iraq was at "crossroads" and called for restraint as violence continues to raise fears of a wider sectarian war.
The comments came as bombings at four Sunni mosques in and around Baghdad killed four people and wounded 50 on Friday, according to an interior ministry official and medics.
The violence was the latest in a wave of violence that erupted on Tuesday when security forces moved in against anti-government protesters near the Sunni northern town of Hawijah. The ensuing clashes left 53 people dead.
at 9:09 AM
UK prime minister backs US spy agencies' assessment that Damascus likely to have used sarin gas against civilians.
US spy agencies have investigated reports from Syrian opposition groups that President Bashar al-Assad's forces have used sarin gas on at least two occasions during the two-year-old conflict.
"Our intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria," Caitlin Hayden, a US National Security Council spokesperson, said on Thursday.
Two Syrian officials denied the US accusations, backed by Britain, on Friday, with a senior official saying Damascus did not and would not use chemical weapons even if it had them.
at 8:54 AM