Thursday, May 31, 2012
During 2008 when Indian Cricket Board founded Indian Premier League, it had kept some positive objectives in view. Firstly, through the IPL, local players will get chance to play with world class cricket and get experience. Secondly, IPL matches would help find new potential cricketers. Thirdly, to attract the spectators back to stadiums who watched test or one day matches on TV at homes. Fourthly, to pay handsome money to the players to make them prosperous through Indian Premier League matches.
All the objectives of starting IPL were good but after 4 years it has been realized that IPL has given birth more evils than betterments. The probable reason may be that IPL was founded on the grave of ICL when the founding brick was wrongly laid then how the building could be stronger.
Today the situation is that IPL is the center of greediness, corruption, black money, gambling and destruction of Indian cricket. The basic reason of the fall of IPL is the greed of money that has encircled from owners of the teams to players. Therefore, the recent fifth tournament of IPL remain under the attacks of scandals.
Among these scandals the most destructive resulted in the suspension of 5 players. A reporter of an Indian TV Channel got exclusive information about the facts that not only in the IPL matches but match fixing and spot fixing is done in first class matches in India.
Less than 10 U.S. special operations soldiers have been sent to a training site near the border city of Peshawar, where they will instruct trainers from Pakistan's Frontier Corps in counter-insurgency warfare, a U.S. official said.
The number of American military instructors in Pakistan dropped to zero after U.S. aircraft killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in late November. NATO labeled the border incident an accident but it enraged Pakistanis and sent already tense ties with the United States into a tailspin.
"I wouldn't call this a watershed moment (but) it's not insignificant that this is happening," the U.S. official said on condition of anonymity.
The picture is less encouraging on cooperation between U.S. and Pakistani intelligence, which several American officials said remained dire as Pakistani officials resist easing restrictions on issuing visas to U.S. intelligence personnel.
In retaliation for the border deaths, Pakistan also shut down ground supply routes crucial for keeping U.S. and NATO soldiers equipped in neighboring Afghanistan, and clamped down on U.S. military personnel operating in Pakistan.
"At a strategic level, the relationship is still at a very rough place," the official said.
"There's a lot more we want to do to improve it, but (the trainers' return) is an important sign that at least in some areas we're getting a healthy sense of normalcy."
Normalcy is relative when it comes to relations between the United States and Pakistan, which are nominally allied against Islamist militants but have been frequently pitted against each other in a string of mutual recriminations.
Those include Pakistan's jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the United States hunt down Osama bin Laden last year, as well as the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden, which Islamabad was not informed of beforehand.
At a NATO summit in Chicago this month, President Barack Obama snubbed his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, by refusing to hold a meeting with him because Pakistan had not reopened the supply routes.
U.S. and Pakistani talks aimed at reopening those routes which becomes more important as NATO nations prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan - appear to be deadlocked over how much supply trucks must pay on their way through Pakistan.
Intelligence cooperation has been strained since the arrest last year of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, whose killing of two Pakistanis in Lahore fueled Pakistanis' suspicions about American spies roaming their cities.
Military cooperation may be easier to repair, as some of Pakistan's military leaders were trained in the United States and have more friendly ties with the Pentagon.
In the past, there had been some 200 to 300 U.S. military personnel stationed in Pakistan, many of them training Pakistan special forces to confront militants.
But Islamabad sharply reduced the size of the mission after the bin Laden raid.
The residents of flats can easily see through the whole in the main entrance that who is the guest out side. But, now it has become possible that guest would see who is coming to open the door and can decide to stay or go back.
The idea for the easiness of the guests has been presented by the Japanese designer and architecture Hideyuki Nakayama. The presenter of the unique idea Hideyuki has designed the handle with transparent crystal for the purpose. The inside scene is visible due to the specific formation of crystal handle and after knocking the guest can see who is coming from right or left side or from front to open the door. Consisting of transparent crystals the handle is fixed inside the door. Artificial diamond like crystals have been made inside the handle that reflecting light from each other show the internal view outside through a tennis ball size crystal handle.
The Japanese inventor has also provided the facility in the handle for the house owner to lock the shutter of the handle to avoid any peeping from outside when he goes out side. Crystal handle has another advantage for the house owner that he can see the inside view after unlocking the shutter whether some body may not have entered the home. Crystal handle has no camera or device fixed inside.
The crystal handle designed specially for the security of the residents of flats at present has been kept in life style store of Tokyo for introducing it to the people.
Though there are several apparatuses around our homes on domestic scale that have chemical filters to clean polluted air, but now such a filter has been developed that can control aerial pollution naturally. Under the supervision of a professor of Harvard University David Edward, French designer Mathieu Lahaneur, a filter has been invented that can control the particles of damaging gases in homes.The gases include, the smoke of cigarettes, smoke omitted from cooking, and smoke coming in homes from traffic on roads. The central role in this apparatus called "Andrea" is that of a plant. The plant is in the plastic jar having holes on the upper side of the jar.While moving plate is instaled below to water the plant. The smaller particles of poisonous gases present in the offices or homes enter in jar from the holes that are absorbed by the leaves of the plant. The poisonous gases called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) after undergoing the natural process of plants the "Phytoremediation" and passing through leaves, soil, wqter and roots of the plants come out in the jar that is pushed into the room by the smaller fan installed in the jar. Experts are of the view that every plant can clean the polluted air in the rooms but most suitable plants are Alvera, Dragon Tree and Spider Tree.
The apparatus specifically designed for closed rooms of offices and flats, has been appreciated by the experts of the Research Triangle Park Laboratory situated in North Carolina of the USA. According to the report its performance is 1000 times more quick than other traditional air filters and is four thousand four hundred times better in performance. Andrea Air Filter is is lighter in weight having 20 x 20 inche size and can easily be kept in bed rooms, kitchen, dining room and drawing room.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Terry and Linda are such a twin sisters whose bodies are though separate but their souls are linked. They claim that they had predicted for attacks on New York World Trade Center. These twin sisters were giving interview on radio in the morning program in 1999 when they forecasted for the the 9/11 to happen. They also claim that they had predict for major achievements in medical research that also include research study of 2011. They had also predicted for Wikileaks, Alzheimer's disease, and natural calamities disasters in the world that proved o be true.
Nostra Dams--- A Predictor:-
Nostra Dams who was a French Doctor and Pharmacist predicted about Napolean Bona Part, Hitler and 9/11 log time ago. Any article about predictions and spiritualism would not be without mentioning him. Notra had predicted for more than one thousand events and now historians have decided that more than half of his predictions became true. His those predictions were very important that affected the society to a greater extent.
About his first prediction It is thought that was about Napolean. Napolean was a terrible ruler who was usually called Butcher. Nostra wrote in this regard," An emperor will take birth near Italy who will be a cruel person and he will have to pay huge cost of his brutalities. His near inmates will also call him butcher". In his second prophecy he wrote," A man who would have blood spots of killings of innocent people. He would be worst than the first one. He will be most brutal, wild and inhuman." It is thought that this prediction was about Hitler. He further wrote He will be a child from a poor family of Western Europe. He also wrote about the burning of a great city and it is thought that it was about 9/11. He wrote that sky will burn on 45 degrees and this fire will reach to the great city. It is though the great city might be New York.
The renown American writer Mark Twin did not gain fame due to his astonishing predictions that proved to be true. First of all Mark Twin predicted about his own death. He was born in 1835 at the time when heley comet was observed. He forecasted that when the comet will be visible again, he will die. This happened exactly in 1910 when comet was visible on the sky.
Mark Twin also predicted the death of his brother that he saw in dream. He saw his brother's dead body, in his dream, wrapped in coffin and laid in the bed room of his sister between the folding chairs.
After a week of his dream, his brother died in a boat accident and when Mark entered in the bedroom of his sister he saw the schene that he had observed in his dream. His brother's dead body was lying in coffin with flowers on his chest.
Jean Dixon was an expert astrologist in the decade of 1960. She was a columnist at first and then suddenly she became a famous woman. It happened so that during the 1960 decade the first lady of America Nancy Regan in the era of Ronald Regan contacted Jean Dixon. The first lady consulted her about some matter and sought her guidance that made Jean Dixon famous overnight. The other event that took her to the heights of fame was that she predicted the assassination of John F Kennedy and the death of Martin Luther, correctly.
The mathematicians were highly impressed by these predictions of Jean Dixon and they started using the term "The Dixon Effect". It is said under this term that people remember the true predictions and forget about many predictions that prove wrong.
Edgar Kassi was an expert American futurologist and his followers called him "silent astrologist" due to respect. It is said that he could peep into the future successfully. He was also considered an expert predictor of twentieth century.
He is credited with correctly predicting the start and end of World War I and II. He had also forecasted about the end of "Great Depression". Great depression was the economic crisis starting in 1929 that had encircled the whole world. During the crisis stock market on world level crashed badly. The whole world was suffering from economic crisis and unemployment prevailed every where in the world.
He exactly predicted about this depression and all the events ocurred in the way he had forecasted. Moreover, he had predicted about the deaths of two American presidents during their presidential tenure. The presidents were Franklin Roosevelt and John F Kennedy.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
An Australian Spiritualist Jafferey Palmer has predicted about many events and some of them became true and some of them did not. He predicted about bursting of volcano in Indian ocean on December 29, 2004 and fore casted correctly about resulting tsunami in on the coastal area of Sumatra (Indonesia). A huge destruction was faced by Tsunami in 14 countries of the world and also 2, 30000 individuals lost their lives.
Jafferey Palmer also rightly predicted that Korea was trying to test atomic weapons. He got world fame when he correctly forecasted about the Sea Storm Katrina in 2005. This was the most sever storm of 5 ones in the American history that killed 1830 people.
“Mud”, a touching coming-of-age tale set on the Mississippi River and starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, brought the Cannes film festival competition to a close on Saturday, earning warm applause at a press screening.
The film, which echoes Mark Twain and his novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, centres on Ellis played by up-and-coming actor Tye Sheridan, who was 14 at the time.
Along with best friend Neckbone, he comes across the mysterious Mud (McConaughey) who is living alone on an island.
The boys discover he is on the run for a serious crime, but has come back to the area to find the love of his life Juniper, played by Witherspoon, whom he dreams of whisking away to Mexico by sea. They help him to rebuild a boat stuck up in a tree in the floods, and are drawn into an dangerous race against time as the family of Mud’s victim shows up to get revenge. Director and scriptwriter Jeff Nichols admitted he borrowed freely from the novels of Twain. “If you’re going to steal stuff from somebody you should steal stuff from somebody really intelligent and I stole things from Mark Twain,” he told reporters, ahead of the film’s world premiere later on Saturday.
“Mark Twain is one of my favourite authors and there’s a scene in Tom Sawyer where Tom swims into the middle of the Mississippi River and takes a nap on the sand bar.
“I think I read that in eighth grade in English class and I just never could get it out of my head.”
Jacob Lofland, the 15-year-old first-time actor who played Neckbone, said he and Sheridan noticed the similarities.
“Me and Tye got to read Huck Finn on the set ... and we found a lot of stuff that happened to wander on to the script, and we did question Jeff on that one.”
Nichols chose the young actors because they were from the south of the United States and so would appear more authentic than trained performers from, say, Los Angeles.
Sheridan’s first film role was in Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life”, which won the top prize the Palme d’Or in Cannes last year.
For Witherspoon, a best actress Oscar winner for “Walk the Line”, the story had immediate appeal.
“I grew up with my brother in a creek on a dirt bike riding around, doing motocross, down in the dirt, fishing in Tennessee, so when I read Jeff’s script it just felt like home.
“I never get to see home on the big movie screen and Jeff brought such an authentic, beautiful story to the place and it was just very appealing for me.
“There’s very few movies about the American South that are accurate, and I feel like this is one of them.”
The 12-day Cannes film festival closes on Sunday with a red carpet awards ceremony, where “Mud” and 21 other competition entries are eligible for prizes including the coveted Palme d’Or.
Critics’ favourites include Michael Haneke’s “Amour” (Love), Cristian Mungiu’s “Beyond the Hills” and Jacques Audiard’s “Rust & Bone”.
US President Barack Obama said Monday on Memorial Day that troops are coming home after a decade of war and must be respected, with no repeat of the "national shame" that greeted many Vietnam veterans.
In two speeches to mark the annual commemoration of fallen and missing soldiers, Obama said US troops were no longer fighting in Iraq and that he was "winding down" America's war in Afghanistan.
As a result, he said, the focus must now shift to ensuring a future for those returning from the battlefield.
"For the first time in nine years, Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq," Obama said after laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns, in Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington.
"We are winding down the war in Afghanistan and our troops will continue to come home," he added at the final resting place for US war dead and veterans, which features many fresh graves from Iraq and Afghanistan.
"After a decade under the dark clouds of war, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon."
After sweeping to power in 2008 partly owing to his promise to end the war in Iraq, Obama followed through by bringing the final US soldiers home last year.
Obama is highlighting that honored promise, and a plan to get US combat troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, to bolster his leadership credentials as he faces reelection in November.
But the president, who also serves as commander-in-chief of US forces, noted that for relatives of the fallen, the end of America's foreign wars may hold little consolation.
"Especially for those who have lost a loved one, this chapter will remain open long after the guns have fallen silent," Obama said.
A few hours later, in a speech at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, he reached out to veterans of that conflict, which spiraled out of control in the 1950s and claimed the lives of tens of thousands.
"One of the most painful chapters in our history was Vietnam -- most particularly, how we treated our troops who served there," Obama told a crowd at the Vietnam wall, where the names of 58,000 soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines are engraved.
"You were often blamed for a war you didn't start, when you should have been commended for serving your country with valor. You were sometimes blamed for misdeeds of a few, when the honorable service of the many should have been praised," he said.
"You came home and sometimes were denigrated, when you should have been celebrated. It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened. And that's why here today we resolve that it will not happen again."
Obama said the US Department of Veterans Affairs aimed to ensure that those who survive conflict return home and gain the support needed to lead successful civilian lives.
The US is "helping hundreds of thousands of today's veterans go to college and pursue their dreams" through the GI Bill, the president said as he praised Vietnam veterans for leading the effort.
"Because of you, across America, communities have welcomed home our forces from Iraq. And when our troops return from Afghanistan, America will give this entire 9/11 generation the welcome home they deserve," Obama added.
Obama's Republican opponent in November's presidential election, Mitt Romney, also issued a message, as he joined Vietnam war hero and defeated 2008 Republican candidate Senator John McCain to mark Memorial Day in San Diego.
"A lot of young Americans are risking their lives in distant battlefields today," Romney said in the statement.
"Memorial Day is a day to give thanks to them, and to remember all of America's soldiers who have laid down their lives to defend our country."
Monday, May 28, 2012
Medical expert have said that iron deficiency anemia was a leading cause of maternal mortality and perinatal mortality as well as complications to fetus including risk of premature delivery and low birth weights.
This was said by Associate Professor Gyenae Unit-1 of Civil Hospital Karachi, Dr. Lubna Ali speaking at a Continuing Medical Education Seminar held at Dr. Essa’s Laboratory, here on Monday.
She said World Health Organization defines anemia in pregnancy as when blood hemoglobin levels are below 11gm/dl in 1st trimester & 3rd trimester and below 10.5 gm/dl in 2nd trimester.
She defined that iron deficiency anemia is the commonest type of anemia and according to a study it is been reported to effect 50 to 60% of pregnant women in our population and about 340/100,000 women dies due to severe anemia.
"The most common reason for high prevalence being deficiency of essential elements for hemoglobin synthesis (Iron, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid), blood loss, poverty, bad socioeconomic conditions, repeated pregnancy in females".
The usual adult dose for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia is 100 to 200 mg elemental iron daily.
She suggested that the blood iron levels of women of childbearing age should be regularly monitored and proper nutritional care should be taken to overcome this problem and to save life of thousands of
women who die due to anemia during pregnancy in our country.
General Secretary Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) Fahim Siddiqui said they want KUJ's Health Committee’s health reporters trained about different health issue.
Dr Sabiha Essa, Dr. Farhan Essa Abdullah Abedin and other were present.
Professor of Pathology of Karachi Medical and Dental College and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Consultant Histopathologist & Cytopathologist at Dr. Essa’s Laboratory & Diagnostic Centre Dr. Naila Zaheer spoke
on “Laboratory Investigation In Skin Disorders”
The wave of protests by the Shiite majority in Bahrain against the ruling Sunni dynasty has intensified sectarian tensions in the small Gulf kingdom that is fast approaching complete political paralysis.
"At the moment there is no more trust between the communities," said prominent Sunni cleric Abdullatif Mahmud, accusing the main Shiite opposition formation Al-Wefaq of being behind the mutual suspicions.
"Wefaq works for the interest of its community and not for that of the country," said Mahmud, head of the National Unity Assembly (NUA) formed at the height of Shiite-led anti-regime protests last year, at a pro-government rally.
"The street is divided, but thanks to God we have not reached a sectarian confrontation," he said, adding: "There is no place for dialogue between the NUA and Wefaq which does not recognise us as a political force."
Shiite demonstrators are back on the street in Bahrain almost daily, calling for the fall of the regime of King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa, whose family has ruled the Gulf archipelago since 1783.
"Down with Hamad," chanted some 3,000 protesters who rallied last week in the Shiite village of Muqsha, shortly after a UN debate in Geneva on the human rights situation in Bahrain.
They dubbed their rally venue Liberty Square to avoid confrontation with police by trying to return to Manama's former Pearl Square, where protesters camped for a month last year before being driven out in a mid-March crackdown.
In stark contrast, large posters of King Hamad and his son, Crown Prince Sheikh Salman, have been put up at main squares in Manama.
There are also posters of Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, an uncle of King Hamad who has been in office for 40 years and is widely despised by the Shiites.
A tentative attempt early this year to reignite dialogue between the palace and the opposition was short-lived, with each side accusing the other of throwing a spanner in the works.
Octogenarian Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing mapped out a succession plan for one of Asia’s biggest family empires, ensuring a smoother transition for the Cheung Kong group than that of real estate rival Sun Hung Kai Properties.
Li told investors that while he had no plans to retire, elder son Victor would eventually take over at Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa, the real estate to telecoms empire founded by Asia’s richest man.
The 83-year-old, whose personal wealth of $25.5b ranked him ninth on the 2012 Forbes Billionaires List, also said he would bankroll younger son Richard’s acquisitions, helping him to expand a business centred on Hong Kong’s fixed line carrier PCCW Ltd.
“Victor will assume the stakes I hold in the listed firms, including the 40 percent stake in Cheung Kong and the 35 per cent stake in Canada-listed Husky Energy,” Li told reporters. “He will be responsible for Cheung Kong’s group business in the future.”
The current market value of Li’s 40 percent stake in Cheung Kong and his 35 percent stake in Canada-listed Husky Energy is around HK$140 billion ($18 billion).
Some of Asia’s largest listed companies are family run, and succession plans are tightly held secrets, often only revealed through wills at the death of their founders, leading to bitter internal feuds.
“It is a very good move as it is clear-cut who is having what, avoiding potential struggle for shareholding, and it is good for the long-term stability of the group,” said Conita Hung, head of equity research of Delta Asia Financial.
Sun Hung Kai Properties, Asia’s largest real estate developer, and India’s Reliance group of companies have both been embroiled in bitter family disputes over leadership.
Li, in establishing the future roles of 47-year-old Victor, the managing director of Cheung Kong and deputy chairman of Hutchison, and Richard, chairman of PCCW Limited, emphasised that the two will avoid direct competition.
Richard Li has no executive role in either Cheung Kong or Hutchison and has long pursued his own business interests.
“Richard already has the business he likes and has a couple of sizeable companies. He will have my full support,” Li said, adding that his financial support may be “a number of times” his son’s current assets.
Richard also controls Pacific Century Premium Developments Ltd and Pacific Century Regional Developments Ltd.
“Li’s succession plan is a little surprising to us as it is a bit earlier than we expected,” said Linus Yip, chief strategist at First Shanghai Securities.
“But it is a positive move for the group as a whole and can benefit its long-term development as it removes a time bomb,” Yip said. “The succession is set to be smooth and no major impact is expected on the management.”
Sun Hung Kai’s Kwok brothers, Raymond and Thomas, took control of the city’s largest property developer in 2008, leading to a continuing feud with their elder brother, Walter.
The family of Macau casino billionaire Stanley Ho, who has three surviving wives and 16 children, battled publicly over his assets, before a truce was declared.
"Love", the wrenching tale of an elderly man caring for his dying wife, scooped top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, handing a second Palme d'Or to Austria's Michael Haneke.
The jury headed by Italian director Nanni Moretti announced the winner among the 22 films in the awards race at a star-studded gala in the French Riviera city that wrapped up a 12-day world cinema marathon.
Haneke's duo of octogenarian French actors, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, bowled Cannes over in the tale of two retired music teachers whose adoring relationship is tested when she suffers a stroke.
Both actors climbed on stage to accept the award with Haneke, who dedicated it to the many people involved in the film -- and to his wife of 30 years.
"This film is an illustration of the promise we made to each other, if either one of us finds ourselves in the situation that is described in the film," the 70-year-old director told the audience.
Hands-down favourite to win, the French-language "Love" marked a journey into tender, intimate territory for a director better known for exposing the chilling secrets of the soul.
The Austrian took the Palme d'Or three years ago for a very different work, "The White Ribbon" a black-and-white study of malice in a German village on the eve of World War I, which some saw as a parable on the roots of Nazi savagery.
He joins a highly select club of two-time laureates, including US director Francis Ford Coppola, Denmark's Bille August, Serbia's Emir Kusturica, Japan's Shohei Imamura and the Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
Cannes' best actor award went to Danish heart-throb Mads Mikkelsen, searing as a man falsely accused of molesting a child in the psychological thriller "The Hunt".
Best known to international audiences as Le Chiffre in 2006's the James Bond sequel "Casino Royale", Mikkelsen dedicated his prize to director Thomas Vinterberg, back in Cannes 14 years after the incest drama "Festen."
Two Romanian actresses, Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, shared the best actress prize for their roles in Cristian Mungiu's "Beyond the Hills", about a young nun and her friend who falls victim to deadly "exorcism".
Mungiu, who also won this year's screenplay prize, captured the Palme d'Or in 2007 for the Communist-era abortion drama "4 Years, 3 Months and 2 Days".
Mexican Carlos Reygadas took best director prize for the baffling family drama "Post Tenebras Lux", whose Latin title means "after darkness, light" and derives from the biblical Book of Job.
The festival's runner-up prize went to "Reality", an Italian tragicomedy starring a jailed former mafia hitman as a man driven mad by a quest to become a reality TV star, directed by Matteo Garrone.
And Cannes veteran Ken Loach took the third place Jury Prize for his bittersweet comedy "The Angel's Share", about a young offender who discovers a talent for whisky-tasting.
The 75-year-old, who took the Palme in 2006 for "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" about Ireland's independence struggle, was back in Cannes this year with a film in competition for a record 11th time.
The Cannes race was wide open until the last moment of the festival, which saw A-listers from Nicole Kidman to "Twilight" heart-throb Robert Pattinson and his on- and off-screen partner Kristen Stewart stride its famed red carpet.
US director Jeff Nichols made a last-minute splash with his Mississippi-set coming-of-age drama "Mud", about two young boys and a fugitive searching for true love, which premiered to rapturous applause on Saturday.
French director Leos Carax got tongues wagging with the mind-bendingly experimental "Holy Motors" about a man who slips actor-like from one identity to another.
And Frenchman Jacques Audiard made a powerful impression with "Rust and Bone", starring Marion Cotillard as a killer-whale trainer who loses both legs to a tragic accident.
From Australian Andrew Dominik, "Killing Them Softly" told of a mob syndicate up against economic hard times, with a humane hitman played by Brad Pitt, star of last year's Palme winner "The Tree of Life" by Terrence Malick.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
To know about one's future is desired by every human being. He wants to know that which career would be beneficial for him or which profession will he be successful in life. So, in every age people have been seeking the help of astrologist or palmists. Astonishing is that celebrities, politicians, rulers, actors, sportsmen and highly educated people consult astrologists in this regard.Here are some of the predictors who predicted some events in future and their forecasting mostly come true.
*--- Tana Hue--- Oklahoma city will be attacked:--
Tana Hue is a spiritual person who tells about the events to be happened in future. He claims that he talks to souls and can hear them, guide them and see them with their materialistic body.This was during 1995 that Tana Hue was talking in a live radio program in a city of Carolina. During his program he predicted a terrorist attack in Oklahoma city. Ninety minutes after his prediction, an incident occurred in Alfred P Morey Federal Building. Timothy and his aides planned an organized attack on the building and Timothy was the master mind of the attack. It is said that it was a worst terrorist attack on the soil of the USA before 9/11.
Tana Hue had submitted his report to FBI four months before the attack but nobody took it serious.
( To Be Continued)
One of Vietnam's wealthiest people was ousted from the communist parliament Saturday, reports said, after she was accused of failing to disclose that her Vietnamese-American husband was wanted for fraud.
Dang Thi Hoang Yen, chairwoman of industrial park developer Tan Tao Group, lost her seat on the 500-member national assembly after a vote that saw 457 deputies in support of her sacking, according to the Thanh Nien newspaper.
Earlier reports in the state-sanctioned media claimed Yen who was ranked Vietnam's 37th-wealthiest individual in 2011, according to stock-market holdings, and was in the top 10 from 2008 to 2010 -- failed to alert authorities to the fact her husband was wanted by the police.
She is married to Vietnamese-American Jimmy Tran, who now lives in the US. In 2010, the 57-year-old Tran was accused of "abusing trust to appropriate assets" at a private company.
Yen, 53, also omitted to mention that she was a member of the ruling communist party in her first application to be a parliamentary candidate, reports said.
Under Vietnamese law, a parliamentarian can be removed for making false declarations on their application for the post.
Publicity surrounding the case could point to a political campaign against her, perhaps by those jealous of her wealth and success, analysts say.
In the meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council held in Saudi Arabia on May 15,it was proposed for greater cooperation to change Gulf Cooperation Council to "Gulf Union". This was proposed by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Under this proposal the GCC consisting of 6 countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirate Amman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will make proposed Union. In the first phase union consisting of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will be constituted. In the second phase gulf union composed of all the members will be made. A commission has also been constituted to consider the matters relating to making the union. The purpose of making union is to save the region from the affects of last year's Arab Spring and face the increasing influence of Iran in the region.
The proposal has created a conflict between Iran and Bahrain. The majority in Bahrain is of Shia community while the ruling class belongs to Sunni faith. Iran has strictly opposed the proposal and termed it an American plan to merge Bahrain with Saudi Arabia. The Shia people in Bahrain, Dubai and Iran have protested against the plan.
The Iranian newspaper Kihan that is under the influence of Iranian spiritual leader Ayatillah Khamnaei termed this plan of gulf union a conspiracy against Iran. It reiterated Iran's claim of Bahrain being part of it. Newspaper also said that Bahrain was the 14th province of Iran. Iran's desire to merge Bahrain with it is very old. Iran presents a strange logic of its claim that Bahrain was a part of Persia Sultanate till 17 th century and was snatched from it by Purtagese, so it should be returned to Iran. This claims exactly resembles to the ideology of Indian Hindu's Extremist organizations related to "United India". According to Hindus, Britishers had divided India India so Pakistan and Bangladesh be returned back to India.
There are 2 months left for the opening of Olympics 2012 games in London, but International Olympic Committee could not find the solution to the refusal of inclusion of women in the Olympics. Saudi Arabia has refused to include women in its national Olympics troupe. In the London Olympics this will be the only troop that would not have women. The religious scholars are against the inclusion of women in public games saying that this is against Islamic teachings. The chairman of the Saudi Olympics committee Prince Nawaf said in an interview with a local newspaper that he was not in favor of sending women athletes to Olympics.
In the past Qatar and Brunei did not send women in the Olympics troupe, however, this time they are setting new tradition by sending women to Olympics. Chairman of the International Olympic committee Jacks Rogue said that he was hopeful about the Saudi women to take part in London Olympics. He further said though it was not an easy hob but he was talking to Saudi authorities and hope to find suitable solution to this issue. Meanwhile, the media reports say that non participation of Saudi women in Olympics is against the charter of the Olympics. The violation of the Olympics law may oust Saudi Arabia from Olympics.The international human rights organizations are pressurizing the Olympic committee to ban Saudi Arabia from participating in Olympics if it does not allow women to be included in the troupe. But Rogue said it was before time to consider banning Saudi Arabia's participation in the Olympics.
Many of us struggle to go more than a few minutes without checking our email inboxes. But new research suggests ignoring messages altogether can reduce stress by having a positive effect on the heart.
Scientists who attached heart rate monitors to office workers found they remained in a state of ‘high alert’ throughout the day if they had constant access to email. But those told they had their manager’s permission to not check their messages for up to five days at a time had much healthier heart rates.
Now researchers who carried out the study, at the University of California Irvine, are calling for employers to consider implementing email ‘holidays’ to preserve workers’ health.
According to some estimates, more than 200 billion e-mails are sent across the internet every day. But while they may have improved communication speeds, there have been concerns that electronic messaging is detrimental to both physical and mental health.
To assess the effects, scientists recruited 13 men and women who used computers in the workplace, ranging from chemical engineers to psychologists. At the same time, software was added to their computers to measure how often they switched from what they were working on to their email inbox.
The results, presented at a recent computing conference in Austin, Texas, showed those who stayed logged on to email had ‘high alert’ heart rates.
This is where the heart remains at a steady, relatively fast beat because of constant underlying stress. In stress-free conditions, the heart rate is more variable, slowing down as the body becomes more relaxed.
You wouldn't think that Andie McDowell would have confidence problems. But the US actress and long-time face of cosmetic giant L'Oreal insists she is like any other woman getting older.
The 54-year-old star, whose latest film "Mighty Fine" is just out to mixed reviews also still recalls an early humiliation.
McDowell teams up with her daughter Rainey Qualley on the new comedy, and is clearly relishing the experience.
The blue-eyed 23-year-old also enjoyed making a film with her mother. "It was nice because on set it was just like we were working together, but we would go back to the hotel and she could be my mum," said Qualley, who also sings.
"Mighty Fine" tells the story of Joe Fine (played by Chazz Palminteri) who moves his Jewish family from Brooklyn to New Orleans. McDowell plays the 1970s housewife, and Qualley one of their two daughters, Maddie.
"She auditioned I was cast, but I hadn't said anything about my daughter, because I don't like to do that," explained McDowell, sitting beside her daughter in a Hollywood hotel.
"But definitely she just did a really good audition, she wouldn't have got the job because of me, I would never ask someone to hire my daughter," she told AFP.
Qualley has something of the beauty of her mother, who has been the face of L'Oreal for 25 years but still blushes when reminded that People magazine named her among the 50 most beautiful women in the world, twice.
"Oh gosh that People magazine thing," she said.
But she then launches into why she thinks she has more responsibility as she grows older, and promotes anti-wrinkle cream among other products, in reflecting older women's beauty.
"It means more to me to represent women at 54 and to continue to say 'Look, you're beautiful, you have value, you have worth," than it did when I was 30," she said.
"Because I think it's easy for our culture to accept young people as beautiful. I think it's harder for our culture to accept women as they get older as beautiful."
And she added: "Like anybody, you have moments when you question yourself and you're insecure.
"One of the things that I had to do is psychologically look at my mindset and look how my thoughts are about myself, because if I'm going to stand as the woman who says 'you're worth it', then I have to feel worth it too.
"But I'm human, so of course all of the struggle is something that you do day by day."
McDowell is quite open about challenges she faced starting out, as a model and actress: when she was 23 and starred opposite Christopher Lambert in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan," in 1984.
Her accent as Miss Jane Porter was deemed too strong, and had to be dubbed by Glenn Close as a result she had difficulty getting jobs, and took an enormous knock to her confidence.
"That was huge. Can you imagine? It's hard to make it in this business, period. But to overcome that is a miracle. It is, truly was. Because that should have killed me," she said.
How did she overcome it? "I started taking classes. It was really a mindset. I did not want that to be the end of my story, I didn't want that to be me saying to my kids 'Well, I try to act, and this is what happened'.
"I had to change it. It took a long time and it didn't happen easy," said McDowell whose accent in "Mighty Fine," it must be said, has raised eyebrows among some critics.
Her breakthrough came when Joel Schumacher gave her a job in "St. Elmo's Fire" in 1985. "I owe him everything, I owe him my life. He saved my live, he saved my career. Because I was untouchable," she said.
"It was a miracle that I got the job I had to audition many times to keep proving it to the producers, because they were sort of like 'What? You want who?' But Steven (Soderbergh) wanted me.
Then came "Green Card" in 1990 with Gerard Depardieu, "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray in 1993, and "Four Weddings" with Hugh Grant in 1994, which established her as a major Hollywood star.
"And then I didn't have to audition. It was amazing. Overnight," she said.
"Here's the thing with the business, is that when people like your work, and you make them money, you're set. When the critics like you and you make the studios money, doors opened," she said, sighing.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Supreme court of Pakistan has suspended the membership of National Assembly of Farah Naz Isphahani, the wife of former Ambassador to the USA, Hussain Haqqani. Farah Naz had replied to the court that having the citizenship of the USA she as loyal to the country as any Pakistani can be. The appellant Syed Mahmood Naqvi presented the documents in the court that show her citizenship as an American. He also presented to the court the affidavit that a person fills in for applying to the American citizenship. The chief justice had to say that membership of such persons would have to be suspended and Farah Naz herself had admitted her American citizenship. Under the constitution person having dual citizenship are not authorized to sit in the parliament.
Attorney general argued that the holders of dual citizenship were faithful to Pakistan too and Pakistan's law allowed dual citizenship. Justice Jawad read the affidavit of the applicant for the USA citizenship and said that this is quite different on record and the Farah Naz had taken oath while getting citizenship that if needed she will take gun in her hands for the USA to fight against its enemies. Chief justice said neither a foreigner can sit in the assemblies not can decide the fate of the country. Chief Justice said no compromise could be done on this issue and if she was an American citizen we will suspend her membership so that she may not be able to attend budget session.
Similarly, Rahman Malik will have to present the certificate of his quitting American citizenship on May 20 th hearing.
Astronomers are gearing for one the rarest events in the Solar System: an alignment of Earth, Venus and the Sun that will not be seen for another 105 years.
The celestial ballet known as the Transit of Venus is one of the most eagerly-awaited events in skywatching, an episode that has advanced the frontiers of knowledge, sometimes with dramatic consequences.
"For centuries, the Transit of Venus has been one of the great moments for astronomers," said Claude Catala, head of the Paris Observatory. "2012 will not be an exception to the rule. It is a one-off opportunity."
"It's now or never," the British magazine Physics World told its readers.
"It will be an event well worth watching, as the next Transit of Venus will not occur until December 2117, when most of us will be long gone."
In a transit, Venus passes between Earth and the Sun, appearing through the telescope as a tiny black spot that, for some six and a half hours, crawls in a line over the fiery face of the Sun.
On the evening of June 5, North America, Central America and the northern part of South America will get to see the start of the transit clear skies permitting until those regions go into sunset.
All of the transit will be visible in East Asia and the Western Pacific.
Europe, the Middle East and South Asia will get to see the end stages of the eclipse as they go into sunrise on June 6.
But West and Southwest Africa, and most of South America, will not get a view, although people there can catch the event on a webcast.
Only six Transits of Venus have ever been recorded -- quite simply because before the phenomenon was predicted by the 17th-century German mathematician Johannes Kepler, no-one knew where to look or had the lenses to do so.
Transits occur in truly weird combinations, either in a June or a December. When one happens, another one happens in the same month eight years later. Then there is a wait. A very long wait.
A pair of December transits follows a June pair after 105 years, while a June pair comes 121 and a half years after a December pair.
For example, there was a transit in December 1882; the next one was in June 2004, which will be followed this year on June 5-6, depending on the dateline; astronomers will then have to be patient until December 2117, which will be followed by another transit in December 2125.
In the 18th century, scientists realised that by timing the event from different locations, the transits of 1761 and 1769 could be triangulated and give the distance between Earth and the Sun "the noblest problem in astronomy," for it would at last place mankind in the cosmos.
Britain and France, the two superpowers at the time, jockeyed for the glory, dispatching missions to far-flung places.
Among them were British surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, who were attacked by French warships just after they left Plymouth and headed back to port.
Discouraged, they wanted to cancel the trip, but ventured back out to sea after a receiving a now-legendary letter from the Royal Society, the British scientific academy which was sponsoring them.
To give up would "bring an indelible Scandal upon their Character, and probably end in their utter Ruin," the letter said stonily.
Drama was also in store for the 1769 transit, when Britain sent James Cook to Tahiti to view the event from there.
After his mission, Cook opened the instructions for the secret -- and most important part of his expedition: to search for and map for the Crown a mysterious "southern continent," which turned out to be New Zealand and eastern Australia.
For astronomers today, the Transit of Venus offers a chance to gain insights into the planet's notoriously thick, cloudy atmosphere, and use the refraction of sunlight to finetune techniques for hunting planets orbiting distant stars.
One of the most useful exercises will be to compare observations of the transit made by Earth-based telescopes, orbitaltelescopes and robot probes, including Europe's Venus Express.
"This way we get different measurements with which to calibrate our methods for analysing exoplanets orbiting other stars," said Thomas Widemann, of the Laboration of Space Studies and Astrophysics Instrumentation, or LESIA, in Paris.
Singer Kylie Minogue is celebrating after setting a new record on Twitter.com when fans bombarded her with 25,000 messages in less than 45 minutes on Friday.
The Aussie pop star teased fans by promising to unveil her new single Timebomb on her official website if she could achieve the mammoth total of ‘tweets’, and her followers were happy to oblige. Just 43 minutes after launching her “tweet to unlock” project on Friday morning, Minogue had received 25,000 messages and made the promo for the song available to view.
A message on her website accompanying the clip reads, “Kylie’s new track, Timebomb, was released this morning after 25,000 tweets were received.
Pakistani student, Shayan Anique Akhtar, has set a world record in Microsoft Professional Certificate programme by achieving 998 marks out of a total of 1000, a private news channel reported.
His name has been entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for this accomplishment.
Shayan is also scheduled to meet Bill Gates in July this year on a special invitation of the Microsoft founder.
He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Professional Developer (MPD).
Friday, May 25, 2012
British actress Keira Knightley is to marry the singer with rock band the Klaxons, James Righton, the couple announced Friday.
The 27-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" star has been dating Righton, who also plays keyboards in the band, since early last year.
"I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton," Knightley's spokeswoman said, declining to give any further details.
Knightley, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for her performance in "Pride and Prejudice", had previously dated her co-star in the film Rupert Friend for several years.
She and Righton, who is currently working on a third album with the Klaxons, have kept a low profile during their 15-month romance, rarely attending celebrity events together.