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Job opportunities exhibition opens,1,500 jobs offered by 50 firms.

Under the auspices of Cabinet Affairs Minister Rawdan Al-Rawdan Kuwait launched the opening of the sixth job opportunities exhibition at the Al-Raya ballroom, Kuwait City.

“This career fair is a national one that aims to actively help our dream of securing employment chances for those looking for them come true, and to help in arranging a direct meeting between Kuwaiti youth and business owners under one roof and to break the psychological barriers so that each side could be introduced to the other’s capabilities.”
“This exhibition also aims at educating graduates on the way of applying to a job and the steps they have to take to facilitate their applications to any job in the private sector. There will also be descriptions for students on how to write up a professional Curriculum Vitae (CV),”
“This kind of expo will allow students to directly market themselves and their qualifications directly with company representatives in the private sector.”
“There will also be daily workshops and seminars until Wednesday, Dec 30. These will include representatives from Parliament, the Ministry of Communication, the Banking sector, from Saudi Arabia on the teaching of ‘amazing training’, investment companies, New Horizon institute and speeches from TV and general media agents,” he added.
“The expo on the other hand will help companies understand the direction of young graduates, their perception of what an ideal job in the private sector and their future outlook. Thus, this will support the governmental program that is working on fighting all the symptoms of unemployment in Kuwait and to devote time, energy and money in social and economic progress.”
Fawzi Al-Magdali, Acting Secretary General to Kuwait’s Government and Manpower Restructuring Program spoke on the achievement that the Program has made in helping graduate and those looking for a job come together under one roof in an exhibition that brings Kuwait’s best private sector companies and institutions.
“Every year we invest in any job expo that we know will generate a greater and greater success. This year we have a larger number of companies who were willing to participate and to listen to the hopes and dreams of the youth and to try their best to make all dreams come true. Through this I would say, we have succeeded in restoring the manpower framework.”

Nail polish for your feet



For those with long feet give your feet a soft, yet sexy look, go for a soft French pedicure, the white part will visually shorten the foot, therefore create balance and give the illusion of a shorter, smaller foot. Whereas those with small pretty feet you can afford wearing glittery and bright or dark colors.
Those with deep complexions should choose semi-opaque lacquer in shades of peach or pink. For fair complexion bring some color to your feet by using deeper neutral shades.

Healthy Teeth and Gums



  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash each day to help prevent gum disease. In particular, for those who are unable to use a toothbrush, regular rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash will help to clean the teeth.

  • Clean your tongue after cleaning your teeth. You can do this with a toothbrush. You can also buy a special plastic tongue scraper from pharmacies.

  • If you smoke, you should aim to stop smoking. Smoking is a major risk factor for developing gum disease.

  • Eat a well balanced healthy diet. In particular, you should limit the amount of sugary foods and drinks that you have.

  • Chew sugar free gum after each meal. Chewing gum increases the flow of saliva. Saliva helps to ‘flush’ the mouth to help clear any debris remaining from the meal.

Make your eyes sparkle



Sparkling, beautiful eyes are an asset and can enhance one’s personality. A sparkle in the eye reflects a healthy look. Any person with a positive mental outlook will glow and his or her eyes will sparkle a lot. If the physical health is good, then your eyes will also sparkle. How can one have sparkling eyes? Soak 1 tsp. dry amla in one cup of water overnight. Next morning strain it through a muslin cloth and then add one extra cup of water. Splash your eyes with this solution each morning and watch your eyes sparkle

Dubai Metro to roll tonight




Dubai: With the launching of the first Metro in the Gulf region, Dubai has achieved a never before attempted milestone - the world's longest automated driverless train system built in just four years.
The Metro is set to provide transport coverage and reach all strategic areas of the city, and develop the network to branch out into the suburbs with future extensions including Al Sufouh Tram which will be ready in 2011. The future lines under study are the Purple and Blue Lines to extend the network.
The Metro will be a catalyst for the improvement of real estate values, economic development and urban regeneration along its main route and arteries. It will create an additional source of employment for both the local population as well as the region in addition to boosting the tourism sector.
Studies show that the Metro will reduce traffic congestion by 17 per cent out of a total of 30-35 per cent, which is aimed to be reduced by an integrated public transport network including buses and water transport.
As part of its modernity drive, vision and concerns for the environment due to rapid development, the Dubai government commissioned studies to determine the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to traffic congestion, which resulted in the birth of the Metro.

Honey Sales up in Kuwait amid Swine Flu Fears



The lack of pharmaceuticals for treating swine flu has prompted Kuwaitis to return to traditional medicine.
With children soon going back to school and the number of swine flu cases rising, Kuwaitis are turning to honey to help keep them healthy.
The sale of honey in Kuwait has risen by 20% as people are trying to finds ways to boost their immune system and avoid being infected with swine flu, also known as the N1H1 virus.
Proponents of honey, site its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Other health benefits also include a natural boost of energy.

Yakitori chicken



Ingredients:


  • 1kg chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2.5 cm cubes

  • 8 spring onions, cut into 2.5 cm lengths

  • Bamboo skewers

  • Yakitori sauce (makes 2 cups)

  • 6 table spoons saki,

  • 3/4 cup dark soy sauce

  • 2 table spoons sugar

Method: Combine the sauce ingredients in a saucepan andbring to the boil. Thread the chicken and spring onion alternatively on to to skewers and brush with the yakitori sauce. Grill, basting regularly, till cooked.

The right nail polish colors


Every women has difficulties in choosing the right nail polish colors, here are some tips for your help

Fair skin tones: you are able to wear some of the shades that others could never pass off. Some of the different nail polish colors that you are lucky enough to get away with wearing include red, light-medium shades of purple and bright pink.

Medium skin tones: you will want to look very bright, vibrant colors. Also try to look for nail polishes which look a bit on the metallic side.

Dark skin tones: Choosing a nail polish color for your skin tone does not need to be difficult. All that you need to do is see what looks best on you.

China-bound UAE plane detained

KOLKATA: Indian authorities have detained a UAE airforce plane that landed in Kolkata on its way to China after discovering arms and explosives on board, officials said yesterday.
The military transport plane was given permission to land in Kolkata on Sunday to refuel on its way to Hanyang, part of the city of Wuhan in China's Hubei province, from Abu Dhabi, but did not declare its cargo.
"We were shocked to discover arms and explosives in the plane during a routine check," said Jayanti Ghosh, from the Industrial Security Force command which is in charge of airport security.
He said the pilot and eight crew members were being interrogated about the arms

Mango chutney



Ingredients:
2 tbsp canola oil, 1 tsp. mustard seeds, 2 cups mango cubed ripe, 1/2 cup golden raisins, 6 dried red chiles stemmed, or to taste, 1/4 cup brown sugar, dark, 1 cup water, 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup cilantro freshly finely chopped
Method:
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mustard seeds, cover, and cook until the seeds have stopped popping, 20 to 30 seconds. Add mango, raisins and chiles to taste. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the raisins are plump and the fruit is lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Add sugar and cook, stirring, until it dissolves, about 2 minutes. Add water and salt. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is syrupy-thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro and serve warm.

Eye make-up



Eye-liner: If you have Asian eyes, apply light eye shadows on your eyelids. Use a pencil to make a thick smoky line along upper eyelashes (the line should be thick enough to be seen well when your eyes are open). Under the lower eyelashes draw a thinner line.
Eye-shadow: Don’t attempt to draw a line above your natural crease with a dark color. Instead, try to create the illusion of eyelids by applying bright shimmery eye shadow on and above the crease. It should occupy about one third of the space between your lashes and your eyebrows. In order to make your eyes visually wider apply brown eye shadow on your eyebrows.
Mascara: Cover your eyelashes with two or three layers of dense mascara.

Bread can be used as contraceptives


Some women believe bread, cling film and chicken skin can be used as contraceptive, a poll by a healthcare giant has revealed


The survey of 1,000 women aged 18 to 50 unearthed a number of misconceptions about family planning.
One in five detailed bizarre methods of contraception including eating garlic or using bread, plastic wrap or chicken skin as a barrier method.
The poll, carried out by Opinion Health for drug manufacturer Bayer Schering Pharma, also found a number of misunderstandings about the contraceptive pill.
Half of those surveyed wrongly thought that taking the pill long term could cause infertility, and 10% said that it would always take a number of years to regain fertility after coming off the medication.
More than a third thought that the greatest risk of getting pregnant while taking the combined contraceptive pill occurred in the middle of a pack, when in fact it is at the beginning and end.
The combined pill contains oestrogen and progestogen.
Dr Annie Evans, Women's Health Specialist at the Bristol Sexual Health Centre, said: "It is not surprising that this survey has uncovered how widespread contraceptive myths still are in this country, given that Britain continues to have the highest unintended pregnancy rate in Europe, with as many as 50% of births being unintended.
"It is vital that women are made aware of the facts, using the credible sources of information available to them."

FlyDubai knocks 40% off ticket prices



Low-cost airline FlyDubai has cut 40% off its ticket prices for all destinations for those booking flights from today for 10 days. Tickets will be valid for travel only between October 1 and November 15. This is the second time the recently launched airline has held such a sale, the first being in June. CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said on that occasion, it helped boost sales, with 2,000 tickets bought in the first seven hours of the offer.

Flydubai is operating flights to Beirut, Amman, Damascus, Alexandria, Aleppo and Djibouti.

Facial Massage



The frequency of massaging should be appropriate for the skin’s condition. Those who fear skin problems may continue a gentle, effective treatment on a daily basis, limiting the time to short
periods. For those who do not routinely massage their skin, massage every 3-4 days with a massage product.
1. Facial massage is a self-exercise for your skin.
2. Working deeply within the skin, it cleanses the embedded particles,
3. Improves blood circulation and relieves stress.
4. Improves the skin renewal.
5. It opens the pores and removing unwanted particles from the skin.
6. Facial massage results in fair and smooth skin. The skin’s elasticity also replenishes. It becomes more translucent and it has a healthy glow.

Waxing or Shaving



We are usually faced with the question – is it better to wax or shave?
For years we believed the myth that shaving makes his hair come back thicker and darker. When you are shaving you are only taking off the top of the hair but the hair growth is actually from the root, so I believe that there’s no way that actual hair grows back any quicker or faster by shaving it. Usually our normal hair is long and thus can move and feels smooth – it’s very flexible, but when it’s just coming out the follicle it’s much shorter, it’s not flexible at all, you can hardly move it and therefore if you put your hand across the hairs it does feel that much coarser. Shaving is the same as waxing – your hair won’t grow back thicker either way. But waxing does keep your skin feeling smoother longer, because you pull out the root, and it can take up to three months before the new hair comes through.

Orange Marmalade



Ingredients: 8 whole oranges, thinly sliced; 3 whole lemons, thinly sliced; 4 cups of orange juice; 4 cups of dry, granulated sugar and Pectin


Method: Using a peeler remove only the colored part of the peeland set it aside. Slice the oranges and lemons in half across the segments. The tough, white part in the center must be cut out and discarded. Slice the two halves into thin slices. Chop the slices up a bit!
Remove and discard any seeds or tough parts of the orange that you find in the process. Mix the dry pectin with about 1/4 cup of sugar. Stir the pectin into the chopped fruit. Put the mix in a big pot and set aside for a moment. Mix the peels in 2 cups of the original 4 cups of water or orange juice and 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda in a saucepan. Bring the mix to a boil. Cover it, turn down the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Add the chopped fruit, the remaining 2 cups of juice and simmer for 10 minutes more. Add the sugar and bring the mixture back to a full boil. Stir the mix and bring it to a full boil, hard, for one minute. And store in a jar.

Do’s don’ts of facial massage

  • Use your entire palm when massaging a wide area.
  • Use generous amounts of massage cream, especially for those who have dry skin.
  • In the direction of facial curves, massaging should be done in a rhythm of inner to outer otions

Don’ts

  • Don’t take small amount of cream. If too little massage cream is applied, the hands will not glide over the skin, creating excessive stimulation.
  • Don’t use just your finger. When using just your finger, the skin suffers too much stimulation.
  • Don’t massage in irregular directions. If you do not massage
    in the direction of facial curves, wrinkles can be formed.
  • Don’t go for excessive massage. Excessive massaging
    can over stimulate the skin

chicken lollipop



Ingredients:
5 chicken drumettes
1 tsp minced ginger
1 cube fermented red beancurd
mashed 1 egg white
1 egg yolk
Ground black pepper
Salt and sugar to taste
Corn flour
Breadcrumbs
Method:

With a knife, pull and scrape the meat off the top to the bottom of the chicken drumette. Marinate the chicken with minced ginger, mashed fermented red beancurd, egg white, black pepper,salt and sugar.
Set the chicken in the refrigerator and let it marinate for about 10 minutes.
Dip the chicken drumettes into the corn-flour, then dip them into the egg yolk wash, and continue the same with the breadcrumbs.
Deep fry the chicken drumettes on medium-high heat until golden brown.

Saving Scheme Exclusively for Ladies

There are certain Saving schemes in banking and insuarance sector exclusively for woman

1.LIC Jeevan Bharati
  • Age limit is between 18-55 yrs
  • 50,000-25 lakhs deposit
  • accidenatal insurance along with insurance for heart attack, stroke,blindness etc
  • Money will be provided for treatment of a particular disease until 60 yrs of age
  • You will be given around 50 lakhs if the death is due to accident or results in complete physical handicapped condition
  • Physically challenged kids of the policy holder will get around 5 lakhs for there treatment
  • kids with down syndrome and other disorders will be given inusrance
  • In this policy which will be completed by 15 yrs , after completion of first 5 yrs you will get 20% of total amount and next 20% after 10 yrs.afer 15 yrs u will get 60% along with the bonus
  • After the death of the policy holder the entire amount wil be given to the nominee

For further details visit: http://www.licindia.in/

2.South Indian Mahila

South Indian Bank has launched a Savings Bank account exclusively for women called , “SIB: MAHILA’.This packaged savings bank product is linked with recurring deposit with ‘house-to-house’ travel insurance and accident death insurance cover. The account should be opened in the name of a woman in the age group of 18 years and above.

The two variations of the scheme are:
1.Mahila Savings Bank : can be opened with a minimum balance of Rs. 1,000/- and an R.D. for a minimum monthly installment of Rs. 100/- for a minimum period of twelve months

  • Recurring depoist can be from 1-10 yrs
  • Available for residents as well as non-residents.
  • Nomination facility is available.
  • No Tax Deduction at Source on interest earned
  • for accidental death during the first year of policy will be given around 1 lakh

2.Mahila Plus Savings Bank :

can be opened with a minimum balance of Rs. 25,000/- and an R.D. for a minimum monthly installment of Rs. 1,000/- for a minimum period of twelve months.

for further deatils visit: http://www.southindianbank.com/

3. Federal bank's mahila mitra

  • 18 yrs of age should be completed
  • If there is no balance in your account also u can with draw upto 20,000 from ATM
  • everyday u can withdraw around 50,000
  • the policy holder can start an account for 2 kids(Minor) with zero balance
  • banking internet facility
  • loan processing 50% discount
  • mobil /internet alert available

For further details visit: http://www.federalbank.com/

4. SBT mahila vikas scheme:

  • This scheme is for woman to start a business of there own
  • Depending on the investement in the business u get from 50,000-25 lakhs loan.it should be remiited within 5 yrs
  • after taking loan u can pay after 6 months
  • first year only 8% intrest is taken later as per the other bank rates

Prathibha savings deposit:

  • Women aged 18 years and above
  • Single or joint account may be permitted.Principal account holder should be a female
  • Min balance 250 rs
  • One cheque book free per year
    Free ATM Card. Annual Maintenance Fee applicableInternet Banking with transaction facility
  • Standing Instruction facility may be used for monthly remittance towards Recurring Deposit scheme.
  • No. of transactions in the account may be restricted to 4 per month excluding ATM transactions to avoid misuse of the account.All other terms and conditions as per SB rules, Uni-Suraksha on payment

Sukanya:

Girls between 10 and 18 years(On attaining 18 years, account should be converted as a regular account

  • Rs. 100.00 (Penalty to be waived. However balance to be recouped to continue transaction)
  • A/c in Single Name Rs. 2.5 lakhs Jointly with parents Rs. 5 lakhs (as per SB rules)
  • Accident death/Permanent Total Disability Insurance cover of Rs. 5 lacs at a premium of Rs. 50 per year under UNI-Suraksha
  • Free ATM Card. Annual Maintenance Charge Rs.50/- to be waived upto 18 years only)Internet Banking Facility (Viewing only
  • Standing Instruction facility may be used for monthly remittance towards Recurring Deposit scheme. (Free for transfer to another account of the same party)

For further details visit: http://www.statebankoftravancore.com/

5.SBI -SREE sakhthi

  • This scheme is for woman who want to start there own business
  • For projects above 25,000-10 lakhs there is 5% reduction on the total sum

For further details visit: http://www.statebankofindia.com/

6.HDFC Bank

1.Easy shop woman's debit card

  • it is an replacement for ATm as well as u can get discounts too
  • You will get a rupee back for every 200rs purchase
  • when u buy gold from shops using this card u will get special discount present in that season
  • card holder Gets 50% discount for one year on locker
  • 2 lakhs accident insurance

Note: This card will be given to woman who has an account in this bank only

2.Woman's Gold credit card

  • Attractive rewards programme*Get 1 reward point for every Rs.150 spent and redeem them against airmiles across leading airlines
  • Wide choice of redemption- MyRewards gives you an array of redemption opportunities for your Points -F rom M icrowaves to refrigerators, from Barbie dolls to latest Fashion labels, we take pride in giving you one of the widest options for getting rewarded! You can also redeem your accumulated reward points for air miles on leading airlines like Jet Airways, Air India, Kingfisher Airlines .
  • Revolving credit facility Pay a minimum amount, which is 5% (subject to a minimum amount of Rs.200) of your total bill amount or any higher amount whichever is convenient and carry forward the balance to a better financial month. For this facility you pay a nominal charge of just 3.25% per month (39% annually).
  • Zero liability on lost cardIf you happen to lose your Card, report it immediately to
  • our 24-hour call centre. After reporting the loss, you carry zero liability on any fraudulent transactions on your card.
  • Interest free credit facility Avail of up to 50 days of interest free period from the date of purchase (subject to the submission of the charge by the Merchant).
    Worldwide acceptance Accepted at over 23 million merchant establishments around the world, including 110,000 merchant establishments in India.

for further details visit: http://www.hdfcbank.com/

Home remedies for zits(acnes)

Zits are mainly caused due to the excessive production of sebum, a type of oil generated by the sebaceous glands.The sebum blocks the hair follicles and the pores of the skin with oil,dead skin and bacteria.This creates a protrusion on the skin knowns as acne,zits,black headsor white heads.
  • A granular paste made of almonds is an effective treatment for acne with skin cleansing and enriching properties
  • A paste made of Lentils and curd with a few drops margosa juice can be effective remedyto treat pimples or zits.
  • Washing the skin with Green Gram flour helps clean the skin and also helps Bleach the Face.
  • Honey, sandalwood,olive oil mixture can help soothe dry skin

New policy: criminal record clearance on visit visas

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Interior’s immigration directorate and foreign affairs has announced that all expatriates of all nationalities who applied for a No Objection Certificate visa (NOC) must have a criminal record clearance from their country of origin or the country in which they are currently reside. This applies to both work and family NOC. Before approaching the Kuwaiti embassy in their respective countries, expatriates need the clearance to be issued after the date of the NOC visa.
All expatriate university degree holders of all nationalities who are visiting Kuwait on a commercial visa with the intention of transferring to Article 18 (work visa), must have a criminal record clearance from their country of origin or the country in which they currently reside. Before approaching the Kuwaiti embassy in their respective countries, expatriates need the clearance to be issued after the date of the visit visa.
Those who are visiting Kuwait on a family-visit visa who can and wish to be transferred to a dependent residency, they need to follow the same procedure before approaching the Kuwaiti embassy in their respective countries. Note this only can be done for close family members such as spouse and children, and it only applies to certain nationalities such as American, Canadian, European, Australian etc.

MoH kuwait urged to provide face masks to students,teachers

Ministry of Education (MoE) Undersecretary Tomadher Al-Sedarawi has asked the Ministry of Health (MoH) to distribute face masks to students and teachers at the start of the new academic year to prevent further spread of swine flu, reports Al-Anba daily. Indicating she expects MoH to equip 120 school clinics - 20 in each educational zone - with the necessary tools to combat swine flu, Al-Sedarawi asked the ministry to provide the required equipment and certain number of nurses by companies contracted to render such services. She also confirmed plans to use theaters and sports halls in schools located near the hospitals and clinics as shelters for infected persons, in coordination with MoH and Voluntary Work Center, which is currently headed by Sheikha Amthal Al-Ahmad. She said MoE has asked the Union of Private Schools to appoint a communications officer, who will coordinate with the team tasked to control swine flu in case of an outbreak in schools.Al-Sedarawi disclosed MoE has also reached an agreement with the Cooperative Societies Union to provide cleaning items to schools, as part of its plan to launch a cleanliness campaign at the beginning of the new school year. She said the ministry will ensure that the schools are cleaned frequently, especially the tables to prevent any contamination. Affirming an emergency hotline will be provided for schools to immediately report swine flu cases to the health centers, Al-Sedarawi ruled out the possibility of postponing the opening of the new academic year as the ministry is keen on taking the necessary precautionary measures, along with its health counterpart, to protect the health of students, teachers and administrative staff. Revealing the ministry has started taking steps to accommodate more than 185,000 students in the next academic year, Al- Sedarawi explained the campaign includes Arabic schools and talks have also started on the possibility of providing MoE with vaccines, although the expected quantity is very minimal.Asserting MoE will always consider the suggestions of its health counterpart to prevent the spread of swine flu, Al-Sedarawi admitted “we might consider closing down schools in case of a pandemic.” She also vowed to coordinate with other concerned officials to look into the possibility of reducing time allocated for the morning assembly to avoid crowds in schools. Commenting on Al-Sedarawi’s request to provide schools with face masks, Public Health Department Manager Dr Rashid Al-Owais pointed out this mechanism has been proven effective in other parts of the world. He clarified only doctors and nurses looking after infected patients are required to wear these masks. Confirming that MoH will provide school clinics with face masks and protective gear, stated Kuwait has ordered 45,000 vaccination injections, which will be delivered in October. Meanwhile, Chairman of Private Schools Union Omar Al-Ghareer asked MoE to coordinate closely with the cooperative societies for the supply of cleaning items at the beginning of the school year. He also urged owners of private schools to prepare quarantine rooms for suspected swine flu cases in schools prior to their transfer to the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

MoH ‘urged’ to provide face masks to students, teachers


Ministry of Education (MoE) Undersecretary Tomadher Al-Sedarawi has asked the Ministry of Health (MoH) to distribute face masks to students and teachers at the start of the new academic year to prevent further spread of swine flu, reports Al-Anba daily. Indicating she expects MoH to equip 120 school clinics - 20 in each educational zone - with the necessary tools to combat swine flu, Al-Sedarawi asked the ministry to provide the required equipment and certain number of nurses by companies contracted to render such services. She also confirmed plans to use theaters and sports halls in schools located near the hospitals and clinics as shelters for infected persons, in coordination with MoH and Voluntary Work Center, which is currently headed by Sheikha Amthal Al-Ahmad. She said MoE has asked the Union of Private Schools to appoint a communications officer, who will coordinate with the team tasked to control swine flu in case of an outbreak in schools.Al-Sedarawi disclosed MoE has also reached an agreement with the Cooperative Societies Union to provide cleaning items to schools, as part of its plan to launch a cleanliness campaign at the beginning of the new school year. She said the ministry will ensure that the schools are cleaned frequently, especially the tables to prevent any contamination. Affirming an emergency hotline will be provided for schools to immediately report swine flu cases to the health centers, Al-Sedarawi ruled out the possibility of postponing the opening of the new academic year as the ministry is keen on taking the necessary precautionary measures, along with its health counterpart, to protect the health of students, teachers and administrative staff. Revealing the ministry has started taking steps to accommodate more than 185,000 students in the next academic year, Al- Sedarawi explained the campaign includes Arabic schools and talks have also started on the possibility of providing MoE with vaccines, although the expected quantity is very minimal.Asserting MoE will always consider the suggestions of its health counterpart to prevent the spread of swine flu, Al-Sedarawi admitted “we might consider closing down schools in case of a pandemic.” She also vowed to coordinate with other concerned officials to look into the possibility of reducing time allocated for the morning assembly to avoid crowds in schools. Commenting on Al-Sedarawi’s request to provide schools with face masks, Public Health Department Manager Dr Rashid Al-Owais pointed out this mechanism has been proven effective in other parts of the world. He clarified only doctors and nurses looking after infected patients are required to wear these masks. Confirming that MoH will provide school clinics with face masks and protective gear, stated Kuwait has ordered 45,000 vaccination injections, which will be delivered in October. Meanwhile, Chairman of Private Schools Union Omar Al-Ghareer asked MoE to coordinate closely with the cooperative societies for the supply of cleaning items at the beginning of the school year. He also urged owners of private schools to prepare quarantine rooms for suspected swine flu cases in schools prior to their transfer to the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

Home remedies for swine flu

1. Have five duly washed leaves of Tulsi (known as Basil in English; medicinal name Ocimum sanctum) everyday in the morning. Tulsi has a large number of therapeutic properties. It keeps throat and lungs clear and helps in infections by way of strengthening your immunity.
2. Giloi (medicinal name Tinospora cordifolia) is a commonly available plant in many areas. Take a one-foot long branch of giloi, add five to six leaves of Tulsi and boil in water for 15-20 minutes or long enough to allow the water to extract its properties. Add black pepper and sendha (salt used during religious fasts), rock or black salt, or Misri (crystalised sugar like lumps to make it sweet) according to taste. Let it cool a bit and drink this kadha (concoction) while still warm. It will work wonders for your immunity. If giloi plant is not available, get processed giloi powder from Hamdard or others, and concoct a similar drink once a day.
3. A small piece of camphor (kapoor) approximately the size of a tablet should be taken once or twice a month. It can be swallowed with water by adults while children can take it along with mashed potatoes or banana because they will find it difficult to have it without any aides. Please remember camphor is not to be taken everyday, but only once each season, or once a month.
4. Those who can take garlic, must have two pods of raw garlic first thing in the morning. To be swallowed daily with lukewarm water. Garlic too strengthens immunity like the earlier measures mentioned.
5. Those not allergic to milk, must take a glass of hot or lukewarm milk every night with a small measure of haldi (turmeric).
6. Aloe vera (gwarpatha) too is a commonly available plant. Its thick and long, cactus-like leaves have an odourless gel. A teaspoon gel taken with water daily can work wonders for not only your skin and joint pains, but also boost immunity.
7. Take homeopathic medicines — Pyrogenium 200 and Inflenzium 200 in particular — five tablets three times a day, or two-three drops three times a day. While these are not specifically targeted at H1N1 either, these work well as preventive against common flu virus.
8. Do Pranayam daily (preferably under guidance if you are already not initiated into it) and go for morning jog/walk regularly to keep your throat and lungs in good condition and body in fine fettle. Even in small measures, it will work wonders for your body’s resistance against all such diseases which attack the nose, throat and lungs, besides keeping you fit.
9. Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich Amla (Indian gooseberry) juice. Since fresh Amla is not yet available in the market (not for another three to four months), it is not a bad idea to buy packaged Amla juice which is commonly available nowadays.
10. Last but not the least, wash your hands frequently every day with soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds; especially before meals, or each time after touching a surface that you suspect could be contaminated with flu virus such as a door handle or a knob/handle, especially if you have returned from a public place or used public transport. Alcohol-based hand cleaners should be kept handy at all times and used until you can get soap and warm water.

Expat filing could force clearance from sponsor; Get your passport, Kuwait Minister

KUWAIT , Expatriate employees should get their passports from their sponsors as the latter have no right to keep such documents, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Dr Mohammad Al-Afasi said Wednesday after his meeting with the Health, Social Affairs and Labor Committee in the Parliament. Clarifying that expatriate workers have to fulfill certain requirements before leaving their current sponsors, Al-Afasi stressed the need for expatriate employees to obtain a clearance certificate from their current sponsors before joining another company. “Sponsors should refrain from using this condition to put pressure on their employees as they will be forced to issue the clearance certificates in case the workers file a complaint at the ministry. Expatriate workers, on the other hand, should not leave their current sponsors without informing them about their plan to transfer their residence to another sponsor,” he explained.
Revealing the committee continued Wednesday discussions on the proposed amendments to the new private sector labor law, Al-Afasi pointed out the government and Parliament unanimously approved the law during the first reading, but its enactment was delayed due to the dissolution of the Parliament. “Institutions like Kuwait Workers Union, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), and Banks Union have a number of reservations on the law. All parties involved and meet international expectations as the whole nation has been waiting for its ratification for quite a long time,” he opined.Indicating the Aug 19 session might not be enough to discuss the 147-article law as well as the proposed amendments, Al-Afasi argued “the government has nothing against the law, considering it is one of the proponents. Our main concern is that MPs might be compelled to rush its ratification. If the committee can finalize the law, analyze the proposed amendments and submit a detailed report prior to the session, then we have nothing to worry about.” He also affirmed the committee’s dedication to complete its deliberations, which will be attended by representatives from the government and other concerned bodies, before the session.
On the other hand, Committee Chairman Saad Al-Khanfour disclosed the committee listened to Al-Afasi’s point of view on the need to give his ministry more time to study the comments and amendments presented by MPs and other concerned authorities before enacting the law. He said the committee has agreed to hold a series of meetings next week – from Sunday until Tuesday – to deliberate on the proposed amendments and finalize its report, which will be presented to the Parliament during the emergency session Wednesday.Meanwhile, committee member MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei looks forward to the completion of the report before the emergency session. He clarified the government and Parliament had earlier reached an agreement on the law, but other relevant authorities, such as the KCCI and Kuwait Workers Union, have presented viable amendments that require further discussions to come up with a satisfactory and comprehensive law.Al-Tabtabaei revealed the proposed amendments are related to salaries of workers and employment of women. He also quoted Al-Afasi as saying that Deputy Parliament Speaker Abdullah Al-Roumi’s proposal to establish a recruitment authority for private sector and domestic workers is a step towards the cancellation of the sponsorship system.
Another committee member, MP Dr Salwa Al-Jassar, has appealed to the government and Parliament not to politicize the laid-off Kuwaitis issue. She underscored the need to solve the problem immediately through the issuance of a temporary decision to guarantee a comfortable life for Kuwaitis who were laid off from work or forced to resign.Wondering why the issue is being discussed now while the global economic crisis started 10 months ago, Al-Jassar asked why the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee in the previous Parliament tackled the economic stimulus bill without taking into consideration the plight of laid-off Kuwaitis. She said this bill is aimed at helping investment and financial companies overcome losses incurred due to the crisis, even if some of these companies had dismissed Kuwaiti employees as part of their cost-cutting measures.
Al-Jassar asked the government to help laid-off Kuwaitis overcome their financial burdens through the following measures: * The Government Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) should study the situation of the laid-off employees and those who were forced to resign through the establishment of a competent committee, which will be tasked to look into their problems.* Provide them with jobs immediately through the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and GMRP, in accordance with their qualifications and experiences.* Impose penalties on private companies that retrenched Kuwaiti employees without any valid reason.* Use the financial and economic expertise of those who retired from the private sector through consultations with the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK).* Work towards enacting the new private sector labor law by revising the articles that provide financial guarantees and prevent the recurrence of the problems of Kuwaitis laid off from work or forced to resign.* GMRP should present a weekly report to the Health , Social Affairs and Labor committee on the latest developments on issues concerning the laid-off workers and those who were forced to resign* Identify names of the companies that terminated the services of Kuwaiti employees to specify the number of non-Kuwaiti employees who were laid off from work or are still working. * Check whether the companies that retrenched Kuwaitis have incurred losses due to the global economic crisis or they are still making profits.* Determine the number of non-Kuwaitis working in the private sector, as well as their qualifications and experiences to activate a decision on the replacement of expatriate workers with Kuwaitis. * Ministries of Social Affairs, Labor, Commerce and Industry should study the current situation of private companies that dismissed Kuwaiti employees to determine their financial, administrative and technical status.* GMRP should publish announcements in local news encouraging Kuwaitis who were dismissed from work or forced to resign to submit the required documents to give them jobs suitable to their professional and technical expertise.

Fennel seed treatment claimed effective to prevent swine flu


Drinking a decoction made of fennel seeds soaked in warm water first thing in the morning could prevent you from catching swine flu says a study published in a Chinese medical research magazine.
According to report published in Al Khaleej a local Arabic daily, the study has resulted in an increase of fennel seeds sales by 50 per cent in some Asian countries.
The report read that similar increase in sales was also visible in countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
The fennel seed warm drink is being distributed to people who are making pilgrimage to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.
http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/09/07/05/10328712.html

Ram charan Teja to follow Amir khan


Ram Charan Teja to follow Amir Khan Ram Charan Teja to follow Amir Khan style story selection. He has an open mind and inclination to experiment and change the genres. Like Amir Khan delivered the path breaking bug-budget period saga Lagaan, Ram Charan Teja did Magadheera. Just like Amir Khan did Dil Chahta Hain after Lagaan, Ram Charan Teja is going to do a trendy love story to be directed by Bhaskar who gave wonderful film like Bommarillu in the past. This film will have USA backdrop.

Dubai malls started trial period for paid parking system

Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre will begin a free trial period of their parking management system on Sunday to ensure that customers understand the new plan a month before the system actually starts from September 10.
The parking management system was announced last month to ensure that the malls' customers who use their own transport have adequate parking places once the Dubai Metro service begins on September 9.
The move is designed to deter park and ride Metro users who may use the malls' parking facilities as Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre Metro Stations are close by.
Starting on September 10, visitors to Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre will be provided with three hours' free parking on weekdays and fours hours at the weekends (Fridays and Saturdays). For customers wanting to watch a movie, an extra free hour will be provided on both weekdays and weekends.
Customers must collect a ticket at a parking entry station, use an automatic pay machine when leaving and swipe at the exit barrier.

First Saudi women work as maids



The first group of Saudi housemaids has begun work under a government scheme, say reports from Saudi Arabia. Until now, the job - which is regarded by many Saudis as demeaning - had been mostly restricted to Asian women.The Saudi Ministry of Labour permitted Saudi women to work as maids two years ago, but there has been strong resistance to the move.


Thirty Saudi women aged between 20 and 45 have started work in Jeddah, according to the al-Madina newspaper. Housemaids can face harsh conditions, including long hours, broken contracts and sexual abuse.

Hackers hit Twitter and Facebook



Micro-blogging service Twitter and social networking site Facebook have been severely disrupted by hackers.
Twitter was taken offline for more than two hours whilst Facebook's service was "degraded", according to the firms.
The popular sites were subject to so-called denial-of-service attacks on Thursday, the companies believe.
Denial-of-service (DOS) attacks take various forms but often involve a company's servers being flooded with data in an effort to disable them. "Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users," said Twitter co-founder Biz Stone on the company's blog.
The service was restored shortly after the blog post, but the companies have had to continue to fend off the attack.
Facebook said its service was reduced but not taken offline. "No user data was at risk and we have restored full access to the site for most users," spokeswoman Brandee Barker told the AFP news agency. "We're continuing to monitor the situation to ensure that users have the fast and reliable experience they've come to expect from Facebook."

Tandoori Chicken


Ingredients:

Marination: Mix 200 gms of yogurt; 1 tspn of kashmiri
red chilli powder; Salt to taste; 2 tblspns of ginger paste; 2 tblspns of garlic paste; 2 tblspns of lemon juice; 1/2 tspn of garam masala powder; 2 tblspns of mustard oil
Method:
Mix Kashmiri red chilli powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste,
lemon juice, garam masala powder and mustard oil to the
yogurt and keep it aside for half an hour. Apply this marinade
onto the chicken pieces and refrigerate for three to four hours.
Put the chicken onto the skewers and cook in a moderately
hot tandoor or a pre-heated oven (200 degrees Celsius) for
ten to twelve minutes or until almost done. Baste it with butter and cook for another four minutes

Coconut rice

Coconut rice
1. ¼ cup ghee2.
2 cups basmati rice, soaked in water for 15
3. 5 cups coconut milk
4. Salt to taste
5. ¼ cup coconut, grated
Method
Heat the ghee in a heavy-bottomed vessel.
Stir fry the rice in it till slightly brown.
Add coconut milk and bring to boil.
Lower the flame and cook till done.
Add salt and stand over a very slow fire till all the water is absorbed.
Roast grated coconut lightly and sprinkle over hot rice before serving.

vegetable kurma

Vegetable kurma
1. Mixed vegetables (comprising of carrot, beans, potatoes, cauliflower etc.)- 2 cups
2. Salt - to taste,
3. Green chillies (slit) - 6,
4. Big onions (sliced) - 2,
5. Cumin seeds ¼ tsp,
6. Poppy seeds-¼ tsp,
7. Ginger- 1" piece,
8. Pepper -¼ tsp,
9. Garlic - 4 cloves
10.Turmeric Powder- ¼ tsp,
11. Cardamom -3,
12. Cinnamon-1" piece,
13. Cloves-4,14.
Oil ¼ cup,
15. Coconut milk- ¾ cup from ½ a coconut,
16. Coconut grated- 3 dsp,
17. Curd- ¼ cup,
18. Lime juice-1 tsp

Method 1. Cook the vegetables with salt and keep aside.
2. Grind ingredients from 4 10 and keep aside.
3. Saute onions, green chillies and the spices in oil.
4. Add the ground ingredients and saute.
5. Add the vegetables and the coconut milk.
6. Grind the grated coconut and mix it with the curd and add it to the above.
7. Slimmer for a few minutes.
8. When done, add the lime juice.

IGNOU plans to set up foreign centres

The Indira Gandhi National Open university (Ignou) has plans to set up centres in foreign countries in the near future.
The university has already been running its courses in countries like the UK, Germany and other African countries for some time now its long offered in collaboration with institutes of respective countries. But now , Ignou has decided to set up its own centres in these countries. . The university, to this effect, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK-based Lincoln university . the basic modules will be same same, but the Indian case studies will be excluded.

Equations to prevent car crashes by INDIANS

A set of algorithms developed by Indian origin researchers will enable robotic cars to communicate with one another and avoid collisions.

Bhibhya Sharma of the University of South Pacific, headquartered in Fiji, who led the research, said that the series of equations would instruct robotic cars when and how to merge lanes, which could lead to fewer accidents and ease traffic congestion.

Flocking is a biologically inspired technique and a strategy commonly used in robotics. "One of the advantages of flocking is that robots can work together and achieve what would take individuals far longer," he said.

He further explained that each car will be controlled by a centralized brain guided by a series of algorithms to control the car. The brains will talk to each other and instruct the cars to merge lanes and move in formation together.

The team demonstrated the technique using computer simulation and is currently testing it in two wheel robots.

Fellow researcher Utesh Chand said that the cars have targets they move towards and maintain and when the cars find themselves in a merging situation, one of them will be given the position of leader, the rest will follow.

The team has written equations for attraction towards the target, enabling cars to stay inside their lanes and avoid crashing into each other. The challenge now is to allow the robot to automatically plan how to avoid crashing with the side of the road and cars travelling close by.

Sharma and Chand presented these findings at the first Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA) conference in Sydney, said a University of South Pacific release.

Air India likely to take action against more staffers by tomorrow

Air India, which derostered nine employees including two pilots for taking on board three passengers in excess of the aircraft capacity two months ago, is likely to take action against more staffers by Sunday."We will take action against those guilty by tomorrow," an airline official said.The incident occurred on May 5 when its Mumbai-Mangalore flight IC-179 took off with three extra passengers, with one of them seated in the cockpit.With the internal probe by its Executive Director of Western Region in progress, the airline has received some feedback as to who ordered carrying of the three passengers and who were the people involved in issuing of boarding passes manually, airline sources said.There were indications that the three passengers were the wife and two children of one of the pilots who is among the nine employees derostered, they said, adding that some employees were probably "pressurised" to put them on board the packed 172-seater Airbus A-321 aircraft.While one of the three extra passengers was seated inside the cockpit on the 'jump seat' (the third seat besides the two meant for pilot and co-pilot) in complete violation of security guidelines, the other two were accommodated on seats meant for the cabin crew.These additional passengers were issued manual boarding passes as the computerised ones cannot be generated once a flight is completely booked.The incident came to light when Directorate General of Civil Aviation was carrying out a probe into an incident involving the same flight at Mumbai airport in which the aircraft was towed back even before its doors were closed, damaging the aerobridge attached to it and its doors.The commander of the flight, the co-pilot, a ground engineer, a driver of the tow tractor and five commercial staff were derostered immediately after this accident.The DGCA, which submitted its report on the matter on June 26, pointed out that during its investigation it was found that extra passengers were carried by this flight.The regulatory body had also pointed out that some had "deliberately tampered" with the 'load and trim sheet' of the flight. It is a record of a flight detailing the number of passengers and crew members, the weight of cargo and baggage, being carried and technical information like aircraft balance and its centre of gravity.Industry sources said carrying of a passenger inside the cockpit was not only "gross negligence" but a clear violation of security and safety regulations.Prior to the 9/11 attacks in the US, off-duty cabin or cockpit crew were allowed to travel on the 'jump seat', which is the third seat other than the two meant for the pilot and co-pilot. This was, however, done with an authorisation by the Captain of a flight.

how to control blood sugar

Adopt a proper and healthy diet

New study has revealed that using lifestyle interventions on top of existing
drug treatments can help controlling high blood sugar levels.

A team at University of Otago has provided intensive dietary advice to improve blood sugar control in diabetics - even though they're on what is regarded as the best available medication. The study divided 87 high-risk diabetes patients into two groups.

Both received optimised medical care, but patients in one of the groups also received regular one-on-one dietary advice from a dietitian.
Lead investigator Dr Kirsten Coppell said that at the end of the study, measures of glycaemic control were found to have significantly improved in the group receiving the advice.
The group also recorded an average weight loss of 2 kg and a 3cm reduction in waistlines.

"Achieving good glycaemic control is a crucial goal in managing diabetes, as it can prevent long-term complications such as kidney failure, heart disease and blindness.

Before the widespread introduction of anti-diabetic drugs, the key focus in diabetes care was on diet and lifestyle.

"Our research indicates that while this earlier approach has tended to be forgotten in this modern age of a 'pill for every ill', it still very much has its place in diabetes management," Dr Coppell said.
Rather than focusing on a strict diet, nutritional advice in the study was tailored to match each individual's socio-economic and cultural circumstances.
It involved things like encouraging smaller meals, reducing unhealthy components in their diets while eating more fruit and vegetables.

360 mall opening today

With a unique vision, 360 MALL has been created to simply redefine the meaning of luxury shopping in Kuwait.
Inspired by renowned shopping destinations as well as the local culture of Kuwait, 360 MALL embodies the finest of luxury brands, all within a unique ambience.
The brands that are on offer in 360 MALL will position Kuwait amongst global luxury hubs like Milan, Paris, London and New York. Visitors to 360 MALL will find a great mix of high-end luxury icons that include YVES SAINT LAURENT, BURBERRY, COACH, BOTTEGA VENETA and DOLCE GABANNA, all well placed to meet customer shopping needs.
Along with its seven unique experiences that trigger shopping senses, 360 MALL's architectural aesthetics seamlessly blend with the mall’s overall space to enhance the pleasure of shopping. The options to enjoy your stay at 360 MALL are endless.

Visitors can start their shopping journey at the Sun Court, and stop for a relaxing snack at the Gardens, where they will enjoy the uniqueness of the world’s largest indoor vertical garden as well as the water pools that start inside the mall and move out towards the façade. Those interested in architecture can stand and admire the fantastic 16 ft. sculpture in the Star Court or walk through the night or day journeys. Whether it’s the Food Lounge, or the IMAX theatre, or the state-of-the-art entertainment facilities that include the Bowl Room,nfunity, and the Freeze Club, the choice is yours.

For the first time in Kuwait, 360 MALL will include a concierge service, which is set to accommodate visitors’ needs and introduce different hospitality initiatives

http://www.360mall.com/

Final touch to Railway budget

Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday gave final touches to the railway budget to be presented in parliament Friday.Mamata Banerjee would present a
"pro-people" budget.
High on her agenda would be completion of Kashmir rail link project and putting the dedicated freight corridor project on fast track. As she has gone on record saying that Railways should always have a humane side to it, she is expected to carry out some revision in passenger fares and waive off super-fast charges that has come in for flak. She might also announce changes in the Tatkal scheme to make it more passenger friendly. The sources said Mamata would be constrained to avoid a deficit budget especially when the burden of the Sixth Pay Commission has to be fulfilled for which Railways have to fork out Rs 14,000 crore for implementing it.

Protein that prevents spread of cancer

In a major breakthrough that might increase the survival rate of cancer patients, an American research team has identified a protein which inhibits spread of affected cells to other parts of the body from a carcinogenic tumour.

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have isolated a protein called prosaposin which stops metastasis or the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, by blocking the growth of blood vessels.
Assistant Professor Randoph S Watnick here found that metastatic tumours prepare landing places in distant organs for their migration, by secreting certain proteins that encourage tumour growth and attract feeder blood vessels.
Now, he and his colleagues show that non-metastatic tumours secrete a protein called prosaposin -- which inhibits metastasis by causing production of factors that block the growth of blood vessels. "Prosaposin, or derivatives that stimulate p53 activity in a similar manner in the tumour stroma, might be an effective way to inhibit the metastatic process in humans," says Watnick in his findings, which were published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of June 22.

salman says ,He is not single

Salman Khan is not single. The actor made the announcement loud and clear during his TV show Dus Ka Dum. Playing Dus Ka Dum with Salman was Mallika Sherawat. And while Salman is famous for throwing googlies at his guests on the show, it seems Mallika was a tad too much for him to handle. While Salman may have thought he will put Mallika in a tight spot by asking her personal questions, it was Salman who ended up being caught in the web. He had to admit he was not single anymore.

HTC magic(G2) smartphone that will run on google android



India's first smartphone that will run on Google's open source Android operating system was launched by Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC . HTC Magic, popularly called G2 or the second generation Google phone, has Bharti Airtel as its exclusive carrier.
The phone is priced at Rs 30,000 approximately.
The company has tied up with Bharti Airtel to sell the unlocked HTC Magic Android phone. The exclusive deal spans six months, which means a consumer will have to buy the phone from Airtel even if he wants to run it on a different network. Incidentally, HTC has tied up with Vodafone to sell G1 and G2 in most other regions, including the entire Europe.
G2 or HTC Magic is the successor to the first Google Phone, G1. The device is a sleeker version of G1 sans keyboard.
The HTC Magic also known as the Google G2 is sleek, very slim and light weight. HTC G2 is the latest entrant into the android touch screen smartphone line up of HTC. Its got a great 3.2 inch 320480 pixel touchscreen display.
It will feature the cupcake version of the Android software and will have an onscreen keyboard.
size: The vital statistics of the phone is 11.3 x 5.56 x 1.36 cm.
There is a trackball for scrolling screens with Enter button.
Features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mini USB and GPS. in addition ton accelerometer, HTC G2 has one G Sensor.
MP3 player that supports major audio formats like AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MP3, WAV and MIDI.
The phone offers Google apps, including search,
Gmail, GTalk and Google calendar.
The Android interface allows users to mark Gmail messages and assign them to a label or delete them.
Google Android is based on the open source platform for mobile devices.
Using these smartphones, a user can download a wide number of utilities and productivity applications from Android App Store, both priced and for free.
Camera: The HTC Magic sports a 3.2 megapixel with Auto Focus.
There's no Flash. HTC G2 supports only video formats like MP4 and 3GP which are slightly less when compared to the current standard of Android mobiles.
The phone's video recording capabilities allows users to post videos directly on You Tube or share videos with friends via email or MMS.
Battery:HTC Magic offers 512 MB ROM and 288 MB RAM. The phone has an expansion slot for microSD. The rechargeable Li-ion battery with 1340 mAh offers talk time of upto 240 minutes and standby time of up to 120 hours.
For Airtel customers, HTC Magic allows free data download of 100 MB per month for a period of 6 months. Airtel customers can also avail several utility-based applications such as Portfolio Manager, Hello Tune Manager, Weather Channel, Mobshare, In-mobile search and City Search on the Adroid phone.

Flying car on its way by 2011

The flying car is on its way.An American company Terrafugia Transition, based near Boston, is set to unveil the dual-purpose car-cum-plane vehicle called 'The Flying Car' as early as 2011. The two-seater vehicle can let you fly if you wish to avoid the congested city traffic. If you want to drive on the road, just touch the road. The vehicle will fold up its wings in 30 seconds and transform itself into a car. "The Flying Car" can travel up to 725 kilometres in the air at a speed of more than 115 kilometres per hour. Fuelled by gasoline, it has front wheel drive on the road and a propeller for flight. With its wings folded, it can be parked in your ordinary car garage. Its initial cost is expected to be around $200,000 (nearly Rs.1 crore), says the company which has already orders for 60 vehicles. The CEO of the company told Canadian TV (CTV) network here that they have successfully test-flown "The Flying Car" as many as 28 times. The tests have shown that the vehicle can drive, fly and switch from being a plane to a car in just 30 seconds. "It (testing) has been very successful," Carl Dietrich, co-founder and CEO of Terrafugia, told the television network. " We have got a very good handling vehicle and our test pilot said that the flights were just remarkably unremarkable - it just flies like a really nice, little airplane,” he said. He said this miracle vehicle will ease problems for pilots who currently face problems like weather which sometimes doesn't allow them to take off or land. "This vehicle allows a pilot any time, if the weather changes, to divert to the nearest airport, fold up their wings and drive safely under the weather." "The Transition (the name for "The Flying Car" is not designed to replace the automobile. However, it will solve transportation issues for a variety of circumstances,” company vice president Richard Gersh said. Asked whether the vehicle will be mass produced one day, he said: "That is certainly a possibility, but a number of years away." He said the vehicle will be able travel on ordinary roads. "Our depositors represent a wide-cross section in terms of age, interests, and intended use of the vehicle. We have deposits from both experienced pilots and non-pilots who intend to earn their Sport Pilot certificate," said the vice president of Terrafugia. Set up in 2006, Terrafugia is run by trained aeronautical engineers and MBAs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
credit: times of india

Don't loose weight quickly after pregnancy

most of them have started a new craze among new mums - shedding baby weight immediately after giving birth.

Don’t worry about post-partum flab! But according to a new study women should not put themselves under too much pressure straight away. Experts from German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) have revealed that overdoing early weight loss
attempts could have a negative impact on breastfeeding.
They said that weight gain during pregnancy is not only normal, it is necessary.
The mother's body has to nourish the growing baby.
Her body needs to take on more fluid to support the extra circulation the placenta and baby need. Some of this added weight will usually be lost as soon as the baby is born.
"Often, the extra effort women have to make to look after a new baby and breastfeed after giving birth means the kilos just melt away without effort," according to the Institute''s Director, Professor Peter Sawicki. "But for about half of all women, the weight will not go away as quickly," her added.

However, eating for two in pregnancy can cause problems if you are overweight.
Recent studies have revealed that women who have become overweight or more overweight during pregnancy have a higher chance of ongoing weight problems if they are not back to a normal weight within six months or a year after having a baby.
"Avoiding weight problems after birth means already being careful about balanced and healthy eating during pregnancy," said Professor Sawicki. "It is not a good idea to ''eat for two'' in pregnancy and forget about your weight until after the baby is born if you are at all overweight or prone to overweight already.Women need to eat well enough for themselves and their baby, but pregnancy is not a time to overeat," he added.
Exercise is important when people are overweight, but after pregnancy, a lot of exercise does not necessarily help a great deal. The evidence shows that a balanced diet helps "with or without extra exercise".

Joseph brooks oscar winner accused of rape

Joseph Brooks, who won an Oscar in 1978 for the song "You Light Up", was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually assaulting
Oscar winning songwriter and director Joseph Brooks is led by police in handcuffs 11 women. According to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, Brooks, 71, used Craigslist and a talent web site to lure his victims by promising private auditions at his Manhattan apartment. Brooks pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday and was freed on bail of $500,000. Morgenthau said that Brooks would pay for the women to travel to New York from the Seattle and Portland areas to audition for a role as a boozy prostitute trying to seduce a man. Once in his apartment Brooks forced them to drink a large glass of red wine, which may have been drugged. "He may very well have drugged them," Lisa Friel, chief of the District Attorney's sex crimes unit, told the New York Daily News. "But he certainly forced them to drink quantities of wine that left them incapacitated." Two of the women complained to rape counsellors, leading police to launch an investigation that led to the other women. Morgenthau said that prosecutors were looking at other possible sexual assaults as far back as 1970. Also charged was Shawni Lucier, Brooks' personal assistant, who prosecutors said helped recruit the 18- to 30-year-old women and who faces nine counts of criminal facilitation.

Fish Fry

Fried Fish
Credit: Mrs.K.M.Mathew
Ingredients
1. ½ kg fish
2. 1 ½ dsp chilli powder
3. ½ tsp pepper powder
. 1/8 tsp mustard seeds
5. 5 button onions
6. 6 garlic cloves
7. 1” ginger
8. Salt to taste
9. Refined vegetable oil, for frying
Method
1. Clean fish well in salted water and sliced.
2. Grind ingredients 2 to 7 to a fine paste. Add salt to taste.
3. Rub the fish well with the paste. Keep covered in a cool place for some time.
4. In a heavy skillet, add oil and deep fry the fish on both sides, turning
gently to ensure even cooking. Serve hot.
Note: The above marinade can be used for any kind of fish,
but make gashed on both sides if using a whole fish.

New turn in Sister Abhaya case

In Sister Abhaya case, the expert study of the CD of narco analysis of the three main accused in the case have been proved tampered and edited.
The narco analysis CD was examined by experts at the Centre for Imaging Technology (C-DIT) as per the direction of the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court .
The high court had earlier held CBI for not submitting the original CD on the narco analysis of the three main accused in the case. However, the CBI pleaded innocence and told the court that if the CD was tampered, the tampering should have taken place in the Narco analysis lab in Bangalore where the narco analysis was conducted.
The court decided to seek the service of forensic experts when the Bangalore
lab also refused to acknowledge any tampering in the CDs.
The verification of the CD was done in the presence of the Advocate Commissioner appointed by the court. According to experts who analysed the CD, both the audio and video tracks of the original CD were heavily edited. There were also indications that the copy of the CD on narco analysis presented in the High Court was not original. Earlier, the Bangalore lab had claimed that only minimum editing required as per the technology was done on the CD.As per the prime explanation, it was said that the accused have agreed to the crime. The case is now on a turning point with the findings that the tapes were tampered with even before handing over it to CBI.It was on the month of February 2009 that CBI presented the original CDs in the court after taking evidence from Forensic Laboratory director Mohan and assistant director Malini. The Narco test was conducted on the three accused Father Thomas Kottoor, Father Jose Puthrukkayil and Sister Sephi.

Ethakka Appam (Banana Fritters)



Ethakka Appam (Banana Fritters)
(kerala)
Ingredients:
1. 6 ripe bananas, peeled
2. ½ cup water
3. 1 cup refined flour
4. ½ cup rice flour
5. 1 tsp sugar
6. A pinch of bicarbonate of soda
7. Refined vegetable oilMethod
Preparation:
1. Cut each banana into 3 pieces, lengthwise.
2. Make a thick batter with both the flours and ½ cup water.
Add sugar and bicarbonate of soda.
3. Dip the banana slices in the batter and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.
4. Drain off the excess oil and serve hot.

Bahrain and india sign labour deal

India Wednesday signed a labour agreement with Bahrain that will facilitate better worker mobilisation between the two countries.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) on labour and manpower development was signed by Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi and Bahraini Labour Minister Majeed Bin Muhsin Al Alawi in Bahrain. The agreement will facilitate the employment of workers between the two countries. It will also help in the protection and welfare of workers under labour laws of the host country, an official statement issued here said. A joint committee will be formed to implement the agreement and it will review of employment opportunities and availability of corresponding skills in both countries. Vayalar Ravi is on a tour of Bahrain and Oman. There are about 150,000 Indian emigrants in Bahrain, accounting for nearly half of all foreigners in the Gulf state.

Five young men raped 19 year old college student, circulate MMS

A 19-year-old college student was allegedly raped by 5 youth and circulated a video clip of the assault in Maharashtra's Thane district.
Three of them have been arrested in the case, police said on Saturday.
On May 14 the girl accompanied one of the accused to a room in Hotel Sai Pooja in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai when she was allegedly raped by five men. However, a complaint was lodged by the girl June 19.
"We have nabbed three accused -- Parag and Pankaj Mhatre, both brothers, and their classmate Hiren Patil. We are on a lookout for the other accused and hope to nab them shortly," assistant superintendent of police Maithili Jha said.
There was beena delay lodging the complaint, as the victim was scared and did not file the complaint as all the accused were her neighbours. They were even blackmailing her and circulating the MMS widely among their friends. The girl gathered courage later and lodged the complaint as the incident was known to many people.
We have secured a copy of the video-clip as evidence of the crime," Jha said.

how to spot a liar

Spotting a liar may not be difficult for you any longer, these r the tips help you to catch such behaviour clues as can help determine whether or not someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

Liars, generally, can give themselves away by saying the wrong thing or having a particular tone or body language.
1.vocal tone :Liars can't help feeling a bit nervous when telling a lie, and to hide this nervousness, they will try to keep their vocal tone very stable and their voice can come out as a monotone.
when the pitch of a person's voice rises higher than usual while answering any questions, this signals that the vocal chords are constricting under the pressure of telling the lie, and that the liar has forgotten to keep the vocal tone stable.

2.A choking or catching sound in the voice is a sign of anxiety, and a signal that a person is literally choking on their words because they are uncomfortable saying them.
If they start using an angry tone and are being evasive, one can bet that they are getting fed up with being caught out on dangerous ground.

3.liars tend to tell a story that is overloaded with detail. skilled liar would know that giving too much detail in a story can be a giveaway, and thus give the least possible detail in an explanation.

4.Body language :it provide important clues about liars. A liar doesn't want to appear evasive so take note if they make eye contact for longer than is natural.
An inexperienced liar avoids eye contact so also watch for their eyes constantly flicking away.

5. The author people to take notice whether a person covers his/her mouth while speaking, as this is a defensive gesture typical of liars.

6.Other defensive body language could be crossing arms behind the neck and leaning away from someone.
A practised liar may not squirm in their chair but watch for other telltale signs of anxiety such as foot shaking, finger tapping or hand wringing as they answer your questions.

credit to: daily express

IMF wants India to eliminate mandatory investment norms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wants India to gradually eliminate the norms that make it mandatory for banks and other saving funds to park a portion of their funds in government securities. Making a case for strengthening of fiscal discipline, the IMF said in a report on India, "Strengthening financial market control mechanism involves gradually eliminating the availability of significant non-market based and captive sources of financing." According to the current guidelines, banks are required to park 24 per cent of their deposits in the government securities and government notified bonds. Similarly, National Small Savings Fund have to invest money in state governments' securities. It said that India needed a range of additional reforms which could help in strengthening fiscal discipline in the country. The report talks of eliminating such statutory liquidity requirement for banks to hold state issued paper, compulsory investment by the National Small Savings Fund in state debt and borrowings from public accounts. These suggestions appear in IMF's country report, which has been posted on the website of the Fund recently. Meanwhile, in terms of the reforms for state's finances, the multilateral lending agency also suggested cooperative arrangements between states and the Centre for a better framework. The reforms could work on transforming existing cooperation frameworks such as the bi-annual conferences of State Finance Secretaries into forums where both the Centre and the states could discuss subnational financial reforms and borrowing ceilings, the report said. The reforms could also aim at reducing states' dependence on central transfers, simplify the transfer system, and review the design of the transfer system on the basis of needs and fiscal capacity of the different states.

Father''s day today


Father's Day is a day honoring fathers, celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 52 of the world's countries and on other days elsewhere.
this year its on 21st june.The first observance of Father's Day is believed to have been held on July 5, 1908 in a church located in Fairmont, West Virginia, by Dr. Robert Webb of West Virginia at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South of Fairmont.The church still exists under the name of Central United Methodist Church.
Sonora Smart Dodd of Washington thought independently of the holiday one Sunday in 1909 while listening to a Mother's Day sermon at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church at Spokane,and she arranged a tribute for her father on June 19, 1910. She was the first to solicit the idea of having an official Father's Day observance to honor all fathers.
It took many years to make the holiday official.
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Amarnath yatra resumes

The Amarnath yatra resumed on Friday after remaining suspended for three days owing to inclement weather as a fresh batch of over 6,000 pilgrims left for the holy cave shrine, though the traditional Pahalgam route remained closed.
"The fourth batch of over 6000 pilgrims left the Baltal base camp, 100 kms from here, for the holy cave this morning," a spokesman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) told PTI.
A batch of 1,860 pilgrims left Jammu for the Baltal base camp, marking the resumption of yatra which was suspended for the past three days due to heavy snowfall and rains. The traditional Palahgam route is still closed and pilgrims are taking the shorter Baltal route.
He said as many as 4,958 yatris paid obeisance at the cave yesterday raising the number of pilgrims who had visited the naturally formed ice 'Shivlingam' to 17,436 during the first four days.
Governor N N Vohra, who is chairman of the SASB, paid obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the state.
This was his first to the cave shrine, situated at an altitude of 3,880 metres in south Kashmir Himalayas, since the yatra commenced on June 15.
The governor directed that rescue teams be deployed enroute various locations for safety of the pilgrims, particularly due to the adverse weather conditions.
Vohra interacted with the pilgrims at the cave and Baltal base camp and enquired about the facilities being made available to them.

Pilot dies midflight, jet lands safely

From the passenger cabin, nothing seemed amiss.
Food and drink service continued normally. The crew had requested help from any doctors on board, but nothing seemed to come of it, passengers said. The eight-hour flight from Brussels landed routinely in New York about noon Thursday.
Unbeknownst to the 247 passengers on Continental Flight 61, the captain, a 60-year-old veteran of the airline, had died over the Atlantic of a suspected heart attack. The co-pilot and a reserve pilot, who was in the cockpit to allow the regular pilots to rest, took over and finished the flight.
On Friday the captain was identified by his wife, Lynda Lenell, who said her husband, Craig Lenell, had no known heart condition and underwent twice-a-year physicals. Lynda Lenell told Houston's KHOU-TV that her husband was in "perfect health" and fellow crew members initially thought he had just fallen asleep.

India cricket team manager suspended in corruption probe

India's team manager during the Twenty20 World Cup has been suspended by his state association on allegations of corruption and favouritism in team selection, according to reports Friday.
Press Trust of India said the southern Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) had relieved its general secretary, V. Chamundeshwarnath from his duties, directing him to appear before the association's general assembly next month.
"The executive committee of the ACA has unanimously decided to exclude him from discharging his duties following allegations of corruption and favoritism in team selection," PTI quoted ACA president G. Gangaraju as saying.
Chamundeshwarnath, who was manager of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup in England, faces allegations of corruption associated with payment for some seats and for favouritism in selection of Andhra's under-19 squad and the women's team.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would not comment, because it was an internal state issue

Samsung Guru E1107 Solar Guru | Solar Mobile Phone Launched in India


Samsung India has launched their new mobile Guru E1107. It is known as Solar Guru, it is world’s first mobile which work throw solar powered. This mobile Lunched in India. Guru E1107 is allows double charging cellular phone in which solar powered charging is enable along with the typical electric charging. In this mobile, the main source of power will be come from the battery charged by electricity, and when battery become low that time the solar power can be used.One hour of solar charging is providing 5-10 minutes of talk time with another mobile.Before this Samsung has already Blue Earth, which uses solar energy for power in the worldwide marketplace.This phone is design for people in country areas, the phone can also offer to 5-10 minutes of talk-time with one-hour of solar charging. Samsung claims that the battery can reach full power with about 40 hours of solar charging.

Priced-Rs 2799

Features

FM radio

MP3 ring tones

Embedded games

1.52-inch display (screen)

1 MB memory

See more information about this mobile visit following website.http://samsungmobile.com/

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