Watching 7 Deadly Sins?

Well History Channel really redefines history, each episode is such a magnate you can't go away with it's attraction. Recently amongst others "Seven Deadly Sins" is airing with full charm.
About the Show in H's own words -
The SEVEN DEADLY SINS — lust, envy, gluttony, sloth, greed, anger and pride — have had an enormous impact on the moral compass of the modern world. These sins have had different interpretations in Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and some argue that they have even greater significance than the Ten Commandments. The series traces the history of the sins, how they became part of religious doctrine, and looks at historical figures who have been the worst perpetrators of each. Each of the seven sins is explored, from their origins and nature, their opposing virtue, and their corresponding punishment.

Like to watch? Here is scedule - Episode: Lust
Tuesday, December 30 01:00 AM

Tuesday, December 30 08:00 PM

Wednesday, December 31 12:00 AM

Full Guide Seven Deadly Sins

Trumotion 480Hz - First TV Panel Of World

If you know the importence of eye care watching TV and computer screen you must be aware of refresh rate. Good news now you have an amzingly high refresh rate TV panel to watch the world. LG Display, a leading innovator of TFT-LCD technology, has developed the world's first "Trumotion 480Hz" LCD TV panel which refreshes 480 frames per second and boasts a lower motion picture response time of 4ms. The Trumotion 480Hz LCD TV panel will be demonstrated at CES 2009 and is planned to hit the market in the second half of 2009.

Hyundai launches stylish i20

Following the phenomenal success of the i10, Hyundai Motor India, the largest exporter and the second largest car manufacturer today launched its latest model the i20, a premium compact car for its discerning Indian costumers. The premium i20 hatch is a significant addition to the new generation of Hyundai vehicles identified by the `i` prefix.

Commenting on the launch, HMIL Managing Director, H S Lheem said, �The Hyundai i20 that we launch today was first unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October this year. The overwhelming response to the Hyundai i20 from the automobile media in Europe continues to reaffirm the iconic place our products enjoy all across the world. Hyundai created a new era in the Indian compact segment by introducing the i10 in 2007 which significantly upped the benchmark for the compact cars. The i20 is developed to meet the increasing customer expectations in terms of styling, features and safety to global standards. It is refreshing with its distinctive styling and we are confident that it will revolutionise the Indian automobile space offering an experience of a lifetime to discerning customers in the country.


SCADA for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. It generally refers to an industrial control system: a computer system monitoring and controlling a process. The process can be industrial, infrastructure or facility based as described below:

Industrial processes include those of manufacturing, production, power generation, fabrication, and refining, and may run in continuous, batch, repetitive, or discrete modes.
Infrastructure processes may be public or private, and include water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, oil and gas pipelines, electrical power transmission and distribution, and large communication systems.
Facility processes occur both in public facilities and private ones, including buildings, airports, ships, and space stations. They monitor and control HVAC, access, and energy consumption.
A SCADA System usually consists of the following subsystems:

A Human-Machine Interface or HMI is the apparatus which presents process data to a human operator, and through this, the human operator, monitors and controls the process.
A supervisory (computer) system, gathering (acquiring) data on the process and sending commands (control) to the process.
Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) connecting to sensors in the process, converting sensor signals to digital data and sending digital data to the supervisory system.
Communication infrastructure connecting the supervisory system to the Remote Terminal Units
There is, in several industries, considerable confusion over the differences between SCADA systems and Distributed control systems (DCS). Generally speaking, a SCADA system usually refers to a system that coordinates, but does not control processes in real time. The discussion on real-time control is muddied somewhat by newer telecommunications technology, enabling reliable, low latency, high speed communications over wide areas. Most differences between SCADA and Distributed control system DCS are culturally determined and can usually be ignored. As communication infrastructures with higher capacity become available, the difference between SCADA and DCS will fade.
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What is NMAT-2008

A SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT EXAM NMAT-2008 which occured on SUNDAY 28th December 2008 (10.00 a.m.-12.00 noon. The real hue and cry is for NMAT 2008 expected cut-offs, NMAT 2008 question paper analysis,and above all answers the candidate has put on his/her eaxam and what will come out as result.
You can DOWNLOAD NMAT 2008 Analysis and some info here CareerForum needs an account to login.
Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal SVKM runs NMIMS Narsee Monjee Institute of Management & Higher Studies (NMIMS) (Deemed University) and the Entrance exam for MBA course is named NMAT-2008 for this year which was conducted yday,

Secret Window and Family Stone

Secret Window is 2004 movie, David Koepp, the director with Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello story is of a writer, some alien put on hin plagiarism and all that, blow is trailer of Secret Window -

A new world Dramedy, You know comedy, You know drama and It is Dramedy.
Hindi - एक नया शब्द ड्रामेडी, आपको कॉमेडी पता है, आपको ड्रामा पता है, और यह ड्रामेडी है.
Thomas Bezucha directed Family stone starring Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams and the movie 2005 movie Family Stone is a dramedy, trailer Family Stone below -

UFC 92 Live

Don't know UFC92? The terms "ufc 92, ufc, ufc 92 play by play, ufc 92 live results, ufc 92 live, UFC 92 results for all 10 fights, UFC 92 Ultimate 2008 card, UFC live blog and round-by-round updates" are high in Internet air.
Well the UFC widget UFC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship Widget below is enough to tell you all about the buzz.

Hindi - यू एफ सी 92 का बड़ा हल्‍ला है आखिर है क्‍या यूएफसी 92 ये बला ? उपर दिया विजेट सब कुछ बताने में पर्याप्‍त है।

150/7 Cessna 150 7 Rotation Spin

Well this short video clip by collinskr is straight way show you a Cessna 15 aircraft cabin view with fans in eyes, it is about 7 rotations and lost 2000 feet! Rest see for yourself 150/7

Linor Abargil

Linor Abargil in Delta Summer Games commercial with her hubby Sarunas Jasikevicius

About Linor Abargil -
Linor Abargil Jasikevičius (Hebrew: לינור אברג'יל יאסיקביצ'יוס‎; born February 17, 1980) is an Israeli model, who was the winner of the Miss World beauty pageant in 1998, after she had been crowned Miss Israel. She is 176 cm (5 ft 9 1/4 in) tall.

Two months before being crowned Miss World, Abargil was raped in Italy by an Israeli Uri Shlomo, who was working as a travel agent in Milan. She made her case public and Shlomo was arrested in Israel, charged with and found guilty of rape. Abargil called for other women to follow her example.

February 2006 newspapers announced that Lithuanian basketball superstar Šarūnas Jasikevičius proposed to Linor Abargil, and the two started planning their wedding. Soon after Ynetnews announced that Baruch Marzel, the Chairman of the Jewish National Front party, wrote a letter to Linor Abargil Jasikevičius, in which he called on her to turn down Šarūnas' marriage proposal unless he converts.

Abargil and Jasikevičius married in a ceremony near Barcelona, Spain, in July, 2006. In 2007-2008 Linor Abargil added Šarūnas' surname to her own name, now she is - Linor Abargil Jasikevičius. About Linor Abargil From Wiki Linor Abargil

Ravi Shukla Amul Star Voice Of India

Prajatantra made The latest Amul star voice of India, Ravi Shukla the Amul Star Voice of India 2008. Apert from singing what led him to this position? The people's vote the people's voice. Saptaparna Chakraborty is considered good in singing but vote factor decided game of Amul Star Voice Of India declaring him winer.

International Mathematical Olympiad

IMO 2007, International Mathematical Olympiad opening ceremony Video

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual six-problem, 42-point mathematical olympiad for pre-collegiate students and is the oldest of the international science olympiads. The first IMO was held in Romania in 1959. It has since been held annually, except in 1980. About 90 countries send teams of up to six students, plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers.

The content ranges from extremely difficult precalculus problems to problems on branches of mathematics not conventionally covered at school and often not at university level either, such as projective and complex geometry, functional equations and well-grounded number theory, of which extensive knowledge of theorems is required. Calculus, though allowed in solutions, is never required, as there is a principle at play that anyone with a basic understanding of mathematics should understand the problems, even if the solutions require a great deal more knowledge. Supporters of this principle claim that this allows more universality and creates an incentive to find elegant, deceptively simple-looking problems which nevertheless require a certain level of ingenuity.

The selection process differs by country, but it often consists of a series of tests which admit fewer students at each progressing test. Awards are given to a top percentage of the individual contestants. Teams are not officially recognized—all scores are given only to individual contestants, but team scoring is unofficially compared more so than individual scores. Contestants must be under the age of 20 and must not be registered at any tertiary institution. Subject to these conditions, an individual may participate any number of times in the IMO. Source International Mathematical Olympiad / - Is site down?

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Public Service Commission in India, Address and website
Chhattisgarh CGPSC - Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission
Shankar Nagar
Phone: 0771-2331204

Madhya Pradesh MPPSC - Madhva Pradesh Public Service Commission
Residency Area, Indore (MP) 452 001
EPABX Tel : (0731) 2701624, 2701983
(1) Krishna Mohan Gautam, IAS
M.P. Public Service Commission
Tel : (0731) 2701079 Fax : (0731) 2701079
E-mail :
(2) Shri Nirmal Kumar Upadhayaya
Deputy Secretary
M.P. Public Service Commission
Tel : (0731) 2702058
(3) Dr. (Mrs.) Urmi Sharma
Controller of Examination
M.P. Public Service Commission
Tel : (0731) 2700406 Fax : (0731) 2700406

Maharashtra MPSC - Maharashtra Public Service Commission
Bank Of India Building, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mumbai 400 001

Coffee Shop Buffalo NY or Music?

All Time Low - Coffee Shop Soundtrack At Buffalo, NY - A very nice ballroom item enjoy ! Well if you are interested in Coffee Shop Buffalo NY here is it at FRESH ROASTED COFFEE BUFFALO NY 2510 Hamburg Turnpike Lackawanna NY

Miss World 2008 Kseniya SUKHINOVA

Congratulate Miss World 2008 Kseniya SUKHINOVA From Russia at Miss World 2008 website

Kseniya SUKHINOVA Video Interview

Five finalists in Miss World 2008 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Miss World 2008 - Miss Russia Kseniya Sukhinova
  • First runner up - Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan
  • Second runner-up - Miss Trinidad and Tobago Gabrielle Walcott
  • Ms South Africa Tansey Coetzee
  • Ms Angola Brigite Santos.
    The exact words announced by Julia Morley, head of the Miss World committee was

  • "Miss World 2008 is Russia"

    Congratulate Parvathy Omanakuttan at Miss World 2008 website

    Parvathy Omanakuttan is First Runner Up of Miss World 2008.
    Congratulate Parvathy Omanakuttan Here at Miss World 2008 website

    This is the Parvathy Omanakuttan video of her appealing for vote prior to the contest Miss World 2008 Grand Finale at Johannesburg, South Africa .

    Parvathy Omanakuttan Who? Miss World Contest 2008 What?

    Not every one know Parvathy Omanakuttan, she is Miss India 2008 and believe me she will shoot in Internet arena and all type of media overnight because she is now First Runner Up of Miss World 2008 ! Yes after the annoncement from Johannesburg, South Africa every one and every media is talking of her.

    Prime Miniter Adderesses in International Conference

    PM of India Shri Manmohan Singh Adderesses in International Conference Of Jurists On Terrorism, Rule Of Law And Human Rights - Following is the text of the address delivered by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh while inaugurating International Conference of Jurists on Terrorism, Rule of Law and Human Rights in New Delhi today

    “The rule of law and regard for due process and respect for fundamental Human Rights are the very foundation of any modern civilized society. These are enshrined in our magnificent constitution. But all these values are today threatened by the forces of terrorism. It is in this context that the subject of your conference is both timely and relevant to our times. There is an integral link between our defence of human rights, our defence of the rule of law and our fight against the forces of terrorism, extremism and intolerance.I have often said that terrorism anywhere is a threat to peace and freedom everywhere. This is an inevitable consequence of the increasing integration of global economy, polity and society. The forces of terrorism, inspired by ideologies of hatred, intolerance and exclusion, pose today a fundamental challenge to liberal democracies, pursuit of secular ideals , pluralism and all that we associate with freedom, the rule of law and human rights. They pose a challenge to democracy at home, to democracy in our region, to democracy around the world.

    I believe therefore all peace-loving, democratic forces around the world have to join hands in the fight against all manifestations of extremism and intolerance. The threat of terrorism in this increasingly integrated world that we live in is not divisible. The fight against it is also not divisible. The defence of freedom and peace is also not divisible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the international community for expressing its solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the horrible terrorist attacks at Mumbai. I have received phone calls and letters from numerous Heads of State and Government from all over the world and from our neighbourhood, assuring us that they stand with us in our fight against terrorism.

    In our region, there is today growing awareness that terrorism and extremism pose a threat to democracy and development. Governments and authorities in our region and elsewhere have therefore a moral duty to act firmly and quickly. Our people expect us to stay united, stand united and act unitedly in the face of these grave challenges that we face. The greatest contribution of our freedom struggle and our national movement is the democratic inheritance we have got. Our freedom struggle was forged on the anvil of pluralism. Unity in diversity, was our defining motto. The Rule of Law and the Constitutional guarantee of fundamental human rights were the greatest gift we secured for ourselves as a free people.

    It is these fundamental and defining features of our nationhood that are today challenged by the forces of extremism, irrespective of the ideology that inspires them. The time has come for all of us to unite and speak as one in defence of our democratic inheritance. The people of India have shown tremendous unity and courage in this critical hour. It is heartening that major political parties have also risen above their narrower interests to speak and work in a spirit of cooperation. The recent dastardly attack in Mumbai follows a pattern that has become all too familiar. There is an organized attempt by forces inimical to freedom and peace in our region to destroy Indian democracy by striking at the very roots of our nationhood. These terrorists seek to pit one community against another. There is a systematic effort to spread communal disharmony and conflict.

    By weakening the fabric of our nationhood these terrorists seek to destroy our well-being and the foundation of our prosperity. There is a method to their madness. When cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Jaipur are targeted, the target is also India’s economic rise. When our economy is hurt, our people are hurt. Our democracy is hurt. When democracy is challenged in India it is a challenge to the human spirit the world over. Because there has been no greater social-political experiment in our time than India’s attempt to acquire economic strength and international stature within the framework of a plural and secular democracy.

    We need to be resolute, and yet careful in our fight against terrorism. We need to understand the relationship between human rights and the fight against terrorism. The two concepts are not mutually exclusive. They can and should go hand in hand. When in conflict, it is possible to resolve them. Systematic terrorists acts qualify as they must as crimes against humanity. They sometimes threaten national security. In certain circumstances, States are both entitled and obliged to take steps that seems to derogate from human rights principles. But we should not feel discouraged. Certain rights and freedoms can be derogated from, but only to the extent necessary to meet the security threat. The fight against terrorism should not result in brutalization of our society. We must also ensure that no group or section of society gets targeted in our commitment to fight terrorism. What is required is flexibility. It is a matter of national pride that in the midst of the tragedy of last month, our people across several States chose to exercise their franchise in state elections and demonstrate their faith in the Rule of Law and in our democratic system. Even in the State of Jammu & Kashmir we have seen record polling so far.

    No greater testimony is needed to popular commitment to the Rule of Law and democracy in our country. For this very reason it is incumbent upon all of us, who discharge our responsibilities through various institutions of our democratic Republic, that we do so with utmost dedication and commitment. Our legislature, our executive and our judiciary, and indeed our civil society institutions, including media, have a responsibility for the proper functioning of our democracy. Democracy does not mean the exercise of one’s franchise once in five years. The Rule of Law is a continual process. Every day, every moment, in every place, a free people expect to see the Rule of Law prevail through the transparent and proper functioning of democratic institutions. There is no better insurance against the forces of extremism, intolerance and terrorism than the efficient and fair functioning of the institutions of democratic governance.

    Each one of us has therefore a responsibility to discharge. There are attempts sometimes to justify violence in the name of the breakdown of the Rule of Law. Bad governance, non-transparency, corruption and the miscarriage of justice only give anti-social and anti-national forces greater opportunity to feign discontent and hatred. The answer to these inadequacies lies in the more efficient functioning of our institutions, not in their destruction. I therefore urge each one of us who values the ideas and ideals that define our nation and our Republic to ensure the proper functioning of our democratic institutions. This is imperative in our battle, I should say, in our war against terrorism and extremism.

    I hope your conference will discuss these and other relevant issues and thereby contribute to a further strengthening of the foundations of our free society.”

    The Prime Minister also gave away awards to eminent Jurists on this occasion. The Chief of Justices of India Dr K.G. Balakrishnan and the Minister of Law & Justice Shri H.R.Bhardwaj also spoke during the session.

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow Visits Conflict-Affected North Kivu

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visits the conflict-affected North Kivu region, on a three-day mission to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Her goal is to witness the devastating impact of the recent fighting, which has led to an estimated 300,000 displaced people in the last three months.
    Watch UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow Visits Conflict-Affected North Kivu Video Here

    Beautiful Violin Play From Canadian Artist

    LIVE FROM CD Launch Party for CRAZY - I FURIOSI - Trio Sonata XII La Folia-"LIVE" RV 63

    I FURIOSI's debut CD "Defiled is my (Middle) Name" launched in 2005 is now an International popular item.

    Well I would like here to tell you about Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, Toronto based Lutenist Lucas Harris and Mayumi Seiler. Via Salzburg was formed in 1999 when violinist Mayumi Seiler set out to fulfill her musical vision of a Toronto-based chamber music ensemble that would fuse the extraordinary talents of both Canadian and international musicians with string-oriented repertoire spanning from the Baroque to the contemporary. Well you can read about December 18 and 19, 2008 at 8:00 pm at Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto here or Here Via Salzburg Gets Plucked

    World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Peris

    A World Without Violence is everyone’s dream now in era of terror and other social violence mushrooming in every part of world. The Global Peace Workers are gathering for the theme “Human Rights: for a world without violence”.

    The Summit is being held in Paris for this year 2008. Rome used to be the venue of previous editions. The world summit of Nobel peace laureate is a plarform which reunite top personalities dedicated to fight for peace and many Nobel Peace Laureates. Rome has been choosen to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as new venue for World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates for human rights.

    Lancia is proud to be the main sponsor of the 9th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev and Walter Veltroni.
    Nobel Laureates attending include Frederik Willem De Klerk, Lech Walesa, John Hume, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, and Betty Williams, together with guests of honour Bono, Ingrid Bétancourt, Kerry Kennedy, and Sein Win.

    One Million Acts of Green Congratulates Canadians on Reaching Half-Way Mark of 500,000 Acts Registered

    TORONTO - December 10, 2008 - CBC and Cisco proudly announce that One Million Acts of Green (OMAoG) has reached a significant and impressive milestone. We have just surpassed 500,000 acts of green registered online at This represents a reduction of near 25,000,000 kg of greenhouse gas. This campaign milestone has been achieved far more quickly than we anticipated - in less than two months - thanks to the eager participation of Canadians, and, at last check, we have reached 520,000 acts in our goal to get to one million. It has been the dedicated work of communities, schools, businesses and green-minded individuals who have actively and creatively participated in the OMAoG challenge to get us to this point.

    For example:

  • Trent University is proving that it is taking the lead as green schools go - they have 443 members on the OMAOG site with 13,651 added acts and a green house gas reduction of 679,122.65 kg.
  • Manitoba-based MTS Allstream has been super active as a company group, committing over 6,000 acts.
  • Look out for some healthy competition in Alberta over the month of December as the town of Okotoks issues a formal challenge to the town of Airdrie on December 15. It will be the first city/town challenge issued on behalf of OMAoG and clearly "The Greenest Town" title is on the line.

  • Mike Holmes, Canada's favourite handyman has been actively involved with sustainable community builds near Okotoks, and he has discussed his own acts of green when he's been interviewed on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. We've had various, international celebrities pitching in along side Canadians to get the word out - Tim Robbins, Jason Priestley, Alanis Morissette, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and David Foster are among the list of celebrities who have shared their green tips and pledges for the campaign while on set of The Hour.
    It's easy to get involved, and it's not about overhauling your life; it's about one act from each individual amassing to a million. In the past month alone, we have launched our French language companion site - Un Million De Gestes Verts (UMGV) -, and introduced a new Facebook application so all acts of green can be shared in users Facebook status updates and encourage other Facebook friends to act. Based on helpful user feedback to the OMAoG site, we have added new acts and soon, we'll launch seasonal acts some of which include:

    * Recycle Your Christmas Tree
    * Reuse or Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
    * Send an e-Card Instead of a Paper Card
    * Avoid Using Disposable Plates, Glasses, and Cutlery
    * Avoid Excess Packaging, by Giving Gift Alternatives
    * Buy Carbon Offsets

    There will be continued updates and new material added to the OMAoG site as the campaign continues.
    Surpassing 500,000 acts is massive. Congratulations and appreciation goes all Canadians who have taken the time and interest to commit one act of "green" (or more), then register those acts. Here's to the next 500,000! &
    Cisco is changing the way people work, live, play and learn in new and more sustainable ways. Through our technology, we enable people to make powerful connections whether in business, education, philanthropy or creativity. Our technology forms the foundation of the Internet and the Internet isn't a network of computers, it's a network of people. We call this "The Human Network" - a network of people with the power to change the world we live and work in. We believe change is a good thing, and that technology can and should improve life. Because of Cisco's solutions, people can come together in ways never before imagined. It doesn't matter whether walls, borders, mountains, or oceans stand in the way, over the network, people can come together and transform business, communities, governments, schools, and lives. Together, we are more powerful than we ever could be apart. When the human network sets out to solve a problem, the result is a Human Network Effect.
    CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

    ImpediMed Named Finalist for 2009 Innovation Shootout

    Medical Technology Company ImpediMed Named Finalist for 2009 Innovation Shootout -
    Company will participate in two rounds of competition in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley
    - Dec 12, 2008 – SAN FRANCISCO – Leading innovator of medical devices, ImpediMed Ltd., has been named a finalist in the 2009 Innovation Shootout, taking place in January in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. ImpediMed Limited is a world leader in the development and distribution of medical devices using Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) technologies for use in the non-invasive clinical assessment and monitoring of human disorders and diseases. ImpediMed’s primary product range consists of a number of medical devices that aid surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists and therapists to clinically assess secondary unilateral lymphedema of the arm in female breast cancer survivors. Pre-operative assessment in combination with periodic surveillance can assist medical professionals to detect lymphedema before the onset of visible symptoms, and potentially before the condition progresses to irreversible forms. Irreversible lymphedema can become a lifelong management issue for patients and can significantly impair their quality of life.

    ImpediMed has the first and only US FDA cleared medical device for the clinical assessment, by health care providers, of secondary lymphedema of the arm in female breast cancer patients.

    ImpediMed's L-Dex technology utilizes the characteristics of frequency dependent current flow to quantify changes in extra-cellular fluid in the patient's limb. These changes can assist the surgeon and oncologist in clinically assessing patients for the early signs of lymphedema. L-Dex technology is specific for extra-cellular fluid. As fluid accumulates, L-Dex values increase on the L-Dex scale. The device provides an immediate result and is provided with software for tracking changes in patient's L-Dex values over time.

    Lymphedema is a condition that can cause significant swelling of the upper and lower extremities due to the build-up of excess lymph fluid. This can occur when the lymphatic system, which is responsible for draining excess fluid from the body, is damaged or altered. In breast cancer patients, this can occur after surgery, such as removal or biopsy of the lymph nodes, and/or radiation therapy. It is estimated that between six and 40 percent of patients with breast cancer develop lymphedema. For some cancer survivors and others at risk, lymphedema can occur years after initial primary treatment, and develop into a condition that can have a serious impact on the overall health and quality of life.

    "The increasing mantra from US experts in the area of managing breast cancer patients is the recognition that pre-operative assessment, early detection and treatment of lymphedema is the best way to prevent and manage this important medical condition," said Greg Brown, ImpediMed’s CEO. "ImpediMed’s L-Dex family of devices has the potential to aid in this critical role in the pre-operative assessment and management of lymphedema in female breast cancer patients".

    ImpediMed’s technology was developed by The Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland. The company was formed in late 1999 by The University of Queensland in order to commercialize this technology.

    The Innovation Shootout is sponsored by the six State Governments of Australia, each of which chooses a local company that has developed a cutting edge technological advancement as its state finalist. Finalists will give presentations about their companies on January 13th during the Innovation Fast Pitch, taking place at the Business Technology Center, run by the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles. They will then travel to the Bay Area to participate in the Innovation Shootout on January 15th at the Quadras Conference Center in Menlo Park. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges including technology experts, members of the media, and venture capitalists.

    "Queensland has always been a leader in the development of new biomedical technologies," said the Honorable Peter Beattie, Queensland's Commissioner for the Americas. "Impedimed is one company that is leading the way in making life better for people around the world who are suffering from harmful and debilitating illnesses." Members of the media wishing to secure tickets for this year’s Australian Innovation Fast Pitch on January 13th in Los Angeles, or the Australian Innovation Shoot Out on January 15th in Silicon Valley should contact Dan Brown of Mulberry Marketing at 415-439-8357 or All Innovation Shoot Out events are invitation only, members of the general public should contact Louis Matthews from Advance to express their interest in attending these events.

    ImpediMed Ltd. is the world leader in the development and distribution of medical devices employing Bioimpedence Spectroscopy (BIS) technologies to aid medical providers in the non-invasive clinical assessment and monitoring of fluid status. ImpediMed's primary product range consists of a number of medical devices that aid surgeons, oncologists, therapists and radiation oncologists to clinically assess patients for the potential onset of secondary lymphedema. Pre-operative clinical assessment in breast cancer survivors, before the onset of symptoms, may help prevent the condition from becoming a lifelong management issue and thus improve the quality of life of the cancer survivor. ImpediMed has the first medical device with an FDA clearance in the United States to aid health care professionals clinically assess secondary lymphedema of the arm in female breast cancer patients. For more information, visit

    Source By PRLog

    What House? Awards 2008 - Miller Homes Back On The Award Trail

    Multi award winning new housebuilder, Miller Homes, has scooped gold for 'Best Sustainable Development' at the annual What House? Awards, held at the Grosvenor, Park Lane and is yet another accolade for the company which published its corporate responsibility strategy last year. We won't stop there though - we are also helping customers to live a more eco friendly lifestyle in their homes. Our social networking site for customers,, enables people to track the impact that their lifestyle has on the planet and it encourages neighbours to set up car shares and the like. - London, UK (PRWEB) December 12, 2008 -- Multi award winning new housebuilder, Miller Homes, has scooped gold for 'Best Sustainable Development' at the annual What House? Awards, held at the Grosvenor, Park Lane and is yet another accolade for the company which published its corporate responsibility strategy last year. But this award wasn't the only gong the team collected on the night - Miller Homes also bagged bronze in this year's quest to uncover the major Housebuilder of the Year. It is the fourth time that the developer has been shortlisted in the category and the second year running that they have walked away with a trophy - in fact, last year the company won gold.

    The awards help show the public that there are great developers creating amazing new properties and together with great deals like Millers Homes' MiWay scheme (where buyers pay 75% now and 25% later) there is no better time to buy a new home.
    The award winning UK housebuilder was especially pleased with its 'Best Sustainable Development' top spot. The award was given in recognition of Miller Homes' Upton Green development in Northampton - but this development is just one of a string of eco friendly schemes that the company is working on including Birkacre Park in the North West and Millennium Village in Yorkshire
    This award also came hot on the heels of the Next Generation report which put Miller Homes in the top three housebuilders who are actively seeking to address climate change.

    Sue Warwick, national sales and marketing director for Miller Homes said; "We are building homes for people to enjoy for many, many years to come and protecting the future of our planet is part of that long term promise to customers."
    "Not only are our houses becoming ever more energy efficient but we are finding more and more ways to reduce waste in the build process too. And we have set some really ambitious targets for the future."
    "We won't stop there though - we are also helping customers to live a more eco friendly lifestyle in their homes. Our social networking site for customers,, enables people to track the impact that their lifestyle has on the planet and it encourages neighbours to set up car shares and the like."
    Miller Homes, the UK's largest privately owned housebuilder and three times Housebuilder of the Year.

    Walmart Takes Additional Steps to Help Families Cut the Cost of Christmas

    Operation Main Street savings surpass projection, Additional savings could reach $100 million - BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Walmart announced today another delivery of weekly savings to help families across America cut the cost of Christmas. Operation Main Street initiatives have saved shoppers an estimated $300 million thus far this holiday season. In the remaining days for holiday shopping, Walmart projects it will save its customers another $100 million over and above its every day low prices. Weekly savings beginning in stores this Sunday, Dec. 14 underscore Walmart's promise to provide shoppers with savings that matter when they are needed most. With Christmas two weeks away, Rollbacks and more new savings are focused on gifts and preparing for the holiday, from gifts for him at $10 and $20 to entertainment products and brands, including a 2GB Toshiba laptop and 32-inch Sharp LCD HDTV both priced at $398 starting Sunday.

    Shoppers who have signed up for Walmart's new "Savings Alerts" by cell phone at #WMT or will be receiving free text messages about savings and more across the store this week. In addition, Walmart's Ad Match policy assures customers that their Walmart will match any local competitor's advertised price on the exact same item, alleviating the need for shoppers to drive all over town to get the very best value. To help customers save even more, has also extended its free shipping Site to Store order cut-off date by seven days (through Dec. 17). The popular Site to Store service provides free shipping of online orders to local Walmart stores, and the retailer expects to save customers more than $40 million in shipping fees this Christmas season. Based on the success of Site to Store, recently added Site to Store Express, which ships eligible orders to a Walmart store twice as fast -- in just 3 to 5 business days. For only $29 a year, Site to Store Express customers receive a year of unlimited expedited shipping to their local Walmart store. The more frequently customers use the service, the more they'll save since the low annual fee allows customers to enjoy faster shipping throughout the year on all eligible Site to Store orders. The last day to order for Christmas using Site to Store Express is 12/20. More information is available at

    Operation Main Street ensures Walmart stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its community partners with a commitment to helping Americans hit hardest by tough economic times. Focused on immediate needs, the Wal-Mart Foundation has given more than $25 million combined to local community organizations over the holiday season, including grants to Feeding America, The Salvation Army, Meals On Wheels Association of America, Fisher House and Operation Homefront. Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam's Club locations across America or log on to its online store at The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $296 million to local communities in the United States. More information about Walmart can be found by visiting Online merchandise sales are available at

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and the Wal-Mart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. Through its philanthropic programs and partnerships, the Wal-Mart Foundation supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in education, job skills training, sustainability and health and wellness. In 2007, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and the Wal-Mart Foundation gave $296 million to communities across the United States. To learn more, visit

    Himani Sona Chandi Chyawanprash Launches Winter Special Offers

    Hyderabad: This winter, Emami Limited, the Rs 700 crore personal and healthcare major, is offering a slew of attractive schemes for the buyers of Sona Chandi Chyawanprash (SCCP). A 1 Kg pack of SCCP is now priced at Rs 195, having a discount of Rs 25 per piece, along with a Himani Fast Relief worth Rs 33 distributed free. A 500 gm pack of SCCP now comes at Rs 110 after a discount of Rs 10, with a Rs 20 free sample of Himani Fast Relief. For the people on the move, Emami has introduced SCCP Spoon. Available across the country, this spoon, priced at Rs. 3/-, will give an option to the people to have their favourite Chyawanprash anywhere and at any point of time. It’s convenient, hygienic and easily affordable too.

    “Though the Chyawanprash market showed a de-growth last year, only Himani Sona Chandi Chyawanprash had a positive growth. With the launch of the One-Time Use Chyawanprash Spoon, we will further consolidate our position in the Rs. 200 Crore Chyawanprash market”, said Mr. Aditya V Agarwal, Director, Emami Limited. A new attractive packaging has been done by UK based Evolve Creative. Now SCCP is coming in an innovative new packaging with a more modern and trendy look. This is giving the consumers a feel-good factor and ensures more involvement of the youth. Endorsed by SRK, SCCP is one of the fastest growing Chyawanprash in the category.

    The country’s first-ever Chyawanprash to be formulated using gold, silver and saffron, Himani Sona Chandi Chyawanprash, represents a major breakthrough in Research & Development in this product category. Gold and silver have traditionally been known to act wonders on the human system but rigorous laboratory tests have established their potency in enhancing the efficacy of Chyawanprash. Founded in 1974, Emami today is a Rs 2000 crore diversified business group. Emami occupies a pole position in sectors like newsprint, hospital, edible oil, bio-diesel, real estate, ball pen tips manufacturing, contemporary art and retail chain, with Frank Ross and Starmark in its fold. Emami Limited, Rs 700 crore FMCG business, the flagship company of Emami Group, manufactures and markets trusted power brands like Boroplus, Navratna, Fair and Handsome, Sona Chandi Chyawanprash, Mentho Plus, and Himani Fast Relief. Emami’s brands and their extensions are a market leader in most of the categories like antiseptic creams, cool oils and pain relief ointments and is a pioneer in introducing first fairness cream for men in the world. Maintaining a CAGR of 25%, Emami has footprints in 60 countries across the globe spanning over Middle East, Europe, Africa, CIS and the SAARC. The plants and production activities of the Group are currently in West Bengal, Pondicherry, Assam, Gujarat, Orissa, Uttaranchal, and Himachal Pradesh. Recently Emami Limited has acquired Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Pvt Ltd. -- Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, IND, 2008-12-11 IndiaPRwire--

    Fortis Finance bondholders can opt for early redemption

    Brussels / Utrecht, 8 December 2008 - Further to information provided in the context of the general shareholders meeting held in Brussels on 2 December, Fortis wishes to clarify the position of holders of bonds issued by Fortis Finance N.V. under its Euro Medium Term Note Program. Fortis confirms that, under the terms of the bonds and given the recent structural changes to the Fortis group, holders of Fortis Finance bonds have the opportunity to demand the early redemption of their claim in accordance with Conditions 7(a)(vii) and 7(a)(ix) of the Terms and Conditions. For all bonds other than credit-linked notes, such redemption will proceed at nominal amount increased with accrued interest until the date of effective payment. Investors in Fortis Finance bonds who wish to be redeemed are advised to proceed through their customary bank channel or financial intermediary from 16 December 2008. The total amount of bonds outstanding under the EUR 15.0 billion Euro Medium Term Note Program today stands at EUR 7.6 billion.

    Brussels / Utrecht, 9 December 2008 - As stated before, Fortis reconfirms that sufficient means are made available in the Group to service all debt. The financial situation as communicated in the press release of 14 November 2008, will not be materially impacted even in case of substantial reimbursements.

    Fortis Comments on Financial Market

    Fortis Comments on Financial Market [14-Nov-2008] Fortis analyst Philippe Gijsels gives his view on the financial market events of the week of November 10 and 17.

    Logitech ID Grip for G9 Laser Mouse

    Custom Printing Process Allows Gamers To Personalize Grip with Image of Their Choice - FREMONT, Calif. – Dec. 5, 2008 — The Logitech® G9 Laser Mouse has always offered gamers the ability to tune their mouse for the way they play – including features such as weight tuning, interchangeable grips and custom-color LEDs. Now, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) lets you make the G9 mouse even more personal with the introduction of the Logitech® G9 Laser Mouse ID Grip. With the ID Grip, you can have the image of your choice printed on the palm area of the grip. You can choose among game-specific artwork, a selection from a gallery of designs created by Logitech, or an image you provide.

    “In surveying gamers who own a Logitech mouse, we learned that more than 65 percent want to mod their hardware,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. “The Logitech G9 Laser Mouse ID Grip provides gamers with a new level of personalization. Whether it’s a guild logo or a personal photo, we’re delighted to give gamers the ability to make the G9 mouse even more a reflection of their unique personality.”

    To provide a durable image that won’t fade even after intense gaming, the rub- and fade-proof image is applied with a specially designed custom printing process that infuses it into the surface of the grip. The result is a high-quality, high-resolution color image. And adding an image to the grip is easy. You can choose from game-specific artwork, such as Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3 from Electronic Arts Inc., or upload a personal image of your own. (Certain restrictions apply; uploads subject to technical and image-content requirements.)

    In addition to helping you further personalize your G9 mouse, Logitech’s grip presents a new shape. Providing exceptional palm and wrist support, the broad-shaped grip is designed for extended gameplay, and can make even those gamers with large hands feel comfortable. In addition, a soft-touch side grip offers a comfortable texture that feels good during short gaming sessions and epic battles. Easy to snap on to the G9 Laser Mouse, the ID Grip can be attached or detached with the push of a button. Available only in the U.S., the Logitech G9 Laser Mouse ID Grip is available to order online at beginning today for a suggested retail price of $19.99 (U.S.).

    New Human Rights Instrument Closes Vital Protection Gap, Says Top Un Official

    New York, Dec 12 2008 - The United Nations human rights chief has welcomed the General Assembly’s adoption of an important new instrument to strengthen the protection of economic, social and cultural rights, stressing that it gives a voice to victims of violations. “The approval of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is of singular importance by closing a historic gap,” stated UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The Protocol, adopted during the Assembly’s 10 December meeting commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, will enable victims to complain about violations of the rights enshrined in the Covenant at the international level for the first time.

    Ms. Pillay stressed that the Protocol provides a voice to victims of human rights violations. It also “makes them better equipped to enlist the international community’s help to address their plight.” The High Commissioner noted that the Universal Declaration chose not to rank rights. “On the contrary, it recognized the equal status of political and civil rights with economic, social and cultural rights, and underlined that all rights are inextricably linked,” she said. “Violations of a set of rights reverberate on other rights and enfeeble them all.” The Optional Protocol will now be opened for signature during 2009 and enter into force once it has been ratified by ten States.

    Shri Arjun Singh Inaugurates ‘Nehru Bhawan’

    Shri Arjun Singh Inaugurates ‘Nehru Bhawan’, the New Premises of National Book Trust, India - NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE READERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AMONG THE YOUTH BEING DRAWN BY THE NBT

    Shri Arjun Singh, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, here today inaugurated ‘Nehru Bhawan’, the new office premises of the National Book Trust, India. The NBT had recently shifted to this new office situated at Vasant Kunj, Phase-II, New Delhi. He unveiled a ceremonial plaque to formally inaugurate the building. Shri Arjun Singh also unveiled a portrait of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of India and the founder of the Trust. On this occasion, nine titles brought out in different Indian languages under the special Golden Jubilee Anthology Series of the Trust, were also released by the Minister. Four books in Braille were also released on the occasion.

    Speaking about NBT’s National Action Plan for the Readership Development among the Youth (NAPRDY), Shri Arjun Singh said, “I am indeed happy to learn that the Trust is in the process of drawing up a National Action Plan for the Readership Development among Youth, that segment of population which forms the highest and most energetic group in our country. I hope that with the help of the educationists, academicians, intellectuals, publishing community, youth leaders, social activists and other stakeholders, a feasible and far reaching Action Plan for readership development among the youth can be devised.”

    NAPRDY will begin with a national survey among the urban and rural youth between the age of 10 and 30 to ascertain the Readership Status, Pattern, Trends, Attitudes etc among the youth. Shri Singh also touched upon the issue of FDI in Indian publishing and the technological changes. He also said that National Book Development Council has been set up by the HRD Ministry to look into the broad issues of Indian publishing industry.

    Omega Mission Hills World Cup

    Shenzhen (China) - Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson produced a decisive three-stroke victory for Sweden at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup after shooting a nine-under-par 63 in the final round foursomes on Sunday. Four shots off the lead at the start of the day, the Swedes charged up the leaderboard with a stunning front nine of 31 in the alternate shot format to draw level with Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and Pablo Larrazabal before racing home for Sweden’s second World Cup triumph, with four more birdies giving them a winning total of 27 under par 261. The Spaniards settled for second place after a 70 while joint overnight leaders Australia, represented by Brendan Jones and Richard Green, finished in a tie for third with Japan after slipping back with a 76.

    Ryuji Imada and Toru Taniguchi were Asia’s best finishers for Japan, with a final-round 68 putting them alongside Australia at the conclusion of the US$5.5 million Omega Mission Hills World Cup. Sweden’s only previous victory in the World Cup was recorded in 1991 by Per-Ulrik Johansson and Anders Forsbrand. Karlsson, ranked sixth in the world, and the 12th ranked Stenson were pre-tournament favourites and they lived up to their top billing at Mission Hills by saving their best for last. “It means a great deal to win for the country,” said Karlsson. “This has always been an event in Sweden that's been big. It’s quite a new country for golf, and to play for your country is great. I just hope this tournament can keep getting better over the years.

    “If you look at the trophy, there are many impressive pairings on there. I hope we can look back on it in the future and say the same about us playing here.” Stenson added: “It’s a great honour to play for your country, and obviously even better when you win. So we have had a fantastic week. Sweden only won it once before in 1991. So it was about time that we changed that and got our name up there again, and I hope we can continue.” The victory continues an incredible year for Swedish golf and for Karlsson in particular, who a few weeks ago became the first Swede to finish European Tour Number One. He said they knew that a low round in the more challenging foursomes format was both possible and necessary after Spain produced a 63 on Friday. “We thought it might be our turn today. We knew we needed to play better than yesterday. It was important for us to pick up a few shots early which we did,” said Karlsson, who was making his third World Cup appearance but partnering with Stenson for the first time.

    The Swedes split $1.7 million in prize money. The $5.5 million purse for this year’s OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup was 10% higher than last year’s. This year’s event was the second of a 12-year contract at Mission Hills, the expansive golf estate which is home to the world’s largest layout with 216 holes. Unlike Friday’s session where Spain produced the day’s best, Jimenez and Larrazabal failed to match their outstanding earlier efforts in the final round, turning in 35 before shooting two more birdies against a lone bogey at the closing hole. Jimenez said: “We didn't hole the putts today, and I missed the fairway on the par fives and we needed to make birdies on the par fives. That's the game. We just didn't make under par and didn't win.” Larrazabal, the 2008 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in Europe, said: “We didn't play like the first and second rounds, but still it was a good performance and a great tournament for us. But you know, I wanted so badly to go home with the trophy, and I'm a little bit sad now.”

    The Australians stayed in the title hunt after making the turn in even par with two birdies against as many bogeys but another dropped shot on the 12th hole left them with an uphill task. Three closing bogeys saw them drop into a share of third place with Japan. “Just didn't happen for us today,” said Green. “We went out there with all of the right intentions and gave it a good shot and tried our best and things didn't happen. We didn't have too many opportunities, unfortunately. It was just a bit of a struggle most of the day.” Imada, who won once on the US PGA Tour this year, holed out from the bunker for an eagle on the 15th hole as Japan enjoyed a strong finish. “He (Taniguchi) made a birdie putt on 14, and I got a little bit lucky and holed out a bunker shot on 15. We made a good save on 17 and a solid par on 18. It was a great finish. We played really well for foursomes, but I think we let a few get away in the four ball,” he said. The Chinese host team of Zhang Lian-wei and Liang Wen-chong shot a 72 for a 280 total and settled for a share of 17th place with India. By OMEGA - Sunday 30 November 2008

    water, sanitation and health education to Alaba Special Woreda

    Addis Abeba, Ethiopia - Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks announced their partnership with Save the Children Finland to help alleviate the existing water problem made worse by the current drought in Alaba Special Woreda through collaboration with the Woreda administration and its relevant offices. The collaboration between Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Save the Children Finland was initiated as a response to the urgent needs of children and their families in Alaba Special Woreda, an area which is severely dependent on rainfall and, where people are forced to travel every day over 20km to fetch water during dry seasons. Due to fluctuations in rainfall, the northern part of Alaba Woreda faces regular shortage of rain which affects the whole community in general but specifically children, who suffer from improper sanitation, water borne diseases and early school drop-out as incomes are reduced when cattle rearing becomes difficult. The impact of the drought has been made worse by the recent increases in food prices, which have further increased the hardships experienced by the community.

    'This partnership emanates from the belief that the solutions to emergency situations have to be driven by long-term sustainable efforts that centre on community uplifment', emphasized Micheline Ntiru, Head of Community Involvement, Nokia Middle East and Africa. 'Forging partnerships with the local government and community is paramount to bringing meaningful change in any community'. 'Children form the most vulnerable group that is worst affected by the current emergency, therefore our partnership strives to strengthen their right and access to water and sanitation, as well as enhance the livelihoods of the community, explains Dr. Tibebu Bogale, Save the Children Finland's Country Director in Ethiopia. 'The project aims to improve the lives of thousands of children and adults with sustainable results that will allow new community development initiatives to be undertaken in the future.'

    Through this project six community managed water points will be set up in Alaba Woreda thus leading to improved sanitation and health. Together with hygiene education as well as cash-for-work initiatives for parents, the project will ensure that children are able to stay in school through the drought. In total five basic education centers will be equipped not only with books but also with solar panels thus harnessing the natural resource to provide electricity. 'While we are focusing on alleviating the community from the prevailing drought and famine, we also believe that providing the youth with education will go a long way in opening up opportunities later in life that will enable them and the next generations to rise out of poverty' said Micke Maltusch, Ethiopia Country Director for Nokia Siemens Networks. Furthermore the local community will be trained and equipped with the knowledge and capacity to properly manage and ensure the sustainability of water points within the area. Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Save the Children Finland look forward to seeing the children in Alaba Woreda having access to clean water and health education. As a sign of wider partnership, project funding will also be supplemented with an upcoming grant from the Government of Finland and additional financial support from the Woreda.

    The project in Alaba Woreda is part of Save the Children's humanitarian programme in Ethiopia related to food insecurity and drought. International Save the Children Alliance members are currently working to help nearly 900 000 people in six of the worst-affected regions. Work includes setting up work schemes to provide parents with a way to earn food and money, providing clean water, emergency feeding and healthcare for malnourished children, delivering veterinary drugs and animal feed to help families keep their animals alive. In Africa, Nokia has worked with the Red Cross in Ghana and Kenya, responding to the devastating floods of 2007 as well as the civil unrest in early 2008 respectively. In these efforts, Nokia always emphasizes long-term rehabilitation of devastated communities.

    Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Save the Children Finland in Partnership to provide water, sanitation and health education to Alaba Special Woreda, December 04, 2008, Nokia Press

    Samsung Innov8 - A groundbreaking multimedia and internet experience

    Recognized as Samsung’s first ever 8-megapixel camera phone, the Samsung Innov8 is perfect for users for capturing and storing precious memories in style. Using the latest in imaging applications such as smile shot, blink shot and face recognition, the memorable moments can be stored in their best quality. Users can enjoy personalizing and editing their photos, videos and music with Movie Maker and Story Board applications. The handset also acts as a digital photo frame, allowing users to display their favorite images. Samsung Innov8‘s crystal clear 2.8” 16M color LCD, is perfectly designed to provide users with the best possible photography, video and gaming experience on-the-go. The 8G or 16GB Flash memory and external memory slot up to additional 16G provides sufficient contents storage. 1200mAh battery provides a long enough battery life to enjoy all the multimedia experience without worrying about limits on size and time.

    Supporting a wide range of video player formats including DivX, WMV, Real Player and MPEG4, users can enjoy an exciting pocket cinema experience. Its external dual speakers and 3D surround sound supported by DNSe 2.0, make every video clip and movie more realistic than ever. Samsung Innov8 is also ideal for enthusiastic gamers. It comes pre-embedded with two of the world’s most famous games, Asphalt and FIFA 08. The handset has been chosen as the official phone for the World Cyber Games 2008. Samsung Innov8 offers the best mobile web browsing experience. With an optical mouse and 4-way navigation key, users can enjoy PC-like browsing experience. Both HSDPA high speed Internet and Wi-Fi connection offer convenient and seamless internet experience wherever users are. The phone is equipped with A GPS technology, offering navigation and geo-tagging service. It also comes with the Symbian OS V9.3, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, which helps users to easily download various ready-made applications for Symbian mobiles.

    SAMSUNG INNOV8 WINS GSMA ASIA MOBILE AWARD - FOR BEST MOBILE BROADBAND HANDSET/DEVICE - The award recognized the excellence of Samsung Innov8, designed for powerful mobile photography and ultimate multimedia experience
    -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading provider of mobile phones and telecom systems, is proud to announce that it has won the ‘Asia Mobile Award’ for ‘Best Mobile Broadband handset/device’ with Samsung Innov8 by GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry. The award, announced at the Asia Mobile Award gala dinner on November 18th, praised Samsung Innov8’s almighty multimedia features and superb camera quality. Geesung Choi, President of Samsung Telecommunication Business, said: "I'm delighted and honored to receive 'Asia Mobile award' with Samsung Innov8, the ultimate mobile entertainer, from GSMA. I believe that Samsung Innov8 is the best fit for Asian consumers who have sophisticated taste and passion for advanced technology." “Mobile communication continues to enhance the lives of people everywhere on a daily basis and make people and businesses more productive and efficient. These awards are all about recognising the leaders, pioneers and change drivers in Asia that are making this happen. Our congratulations to all our finalists and winners tonight,” said GSMA Chairman Craig Ehrlich. The 2008 awards judges described Samsung’s Innov8 as a “multimedia power house - fun, cool, a great package providing all the newest multimedia features - an impressive offering.”
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of four main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, and Telecommunication Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

    African, Asian Seaports Benefit From New Un-Backed Training Programme

    New York, Dec 11 2008 African and Asian officials will receive training in the efficient operation of seaports as part of a United Nations programme to help developing countries acquire the skills needed to participate more effectively in the global economy under an agreement signed today. UN Conference on Trade and Development Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dublin Port Company (DPC) that will provide 150,000 Euros in direct financial support and 150,000 Euros’ worth of expenses assumed for training and expertise.

    The partnership will set the stage for financial contributions from the DPC to UNCTAD, and for practical assistance from the port firm as UNCTAD expands its activities for seaport communities in English-speaking developing countries. The agreement will complement UNCTAD’s work in this field, now supported by the Irish Development Agency (Irish Aid). Under the new memorandum, ‘train-the-trainers’ workshops will be held in Dublin, and joint technical assistance missions featuring UNCTAD and Dublin Port Company staff will travel to developing countries. Additional training materials also will be worked up for UNCTAD’s course on Modern Port Management.

    Fact-finding missions have already been carried out by UNCTAD and the DPC to selected ports in Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania to determine what is needed to improve operations. Set up in 1964 to promote the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy, UNCTAD has progressively sharpened its focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development. UN News

    Telecom Technology Researchers To Develop Low Cost User Equipment

    The government of India has asked telecom technology researchers to come out with low cost end user equipment to take telephone and broadband services to rural areas. Addressing a seminar on “How India can Become a Leader in Wireless Communications” in New Delhi today, Telecom secretary Mr. Siddhartha Behura said, the hurdles of infrastructure can be tackled through technological development. Mr. Behura informed that the target is to reach telecom services to another 350 million people in the next three years. He said, R&D should also be directed towards development of alternate reliable energy resources for the Telecom sector. Eminent persons from the academia, industry and technology institutions from India and abroad attended the seminar that is being held as part of the India Telecom 2008. The two-day event marks India’s leading international conference and exhibition for the entire telecom system and is jointly organized by Department of Telecommunications and FICCI. It was opened by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh yesterday.

    Mr. Behura urged the Telecom Centers of Excellence (TCOEs) to identify and develop some cost effective cutting edge technologies for India specific application. He called for integration of India’s efforts with the ITU, leading universities and other such institutions worldwide. Seven Telecom Centres of Excellence have so far been instituted by the Centre in public private partnership mode for bringing in innovations and entrepreneurship in Telecom R&D. They are at various IITs, IIM Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. The Telecom Secretary hoped that the telecom sector in developing countries like India, China and Brazil will contribute to the global economic recovery.

    The theme of India Telecom 2008 is “Connecting Rural India”. The conference covers topics like the Role of ICTs in Development, Connectivity for Rural India, e-Commerce for Rural India, Developing Market Initiatives, Innovative Technologies for Growth in Rural Area, Tele medicine/Tele education, Broadband: The Road Ahead, Mobile Entertainment etc. India telecom 2008 will have participation from policy makers, regulators, service providers, manufacturers, investors and content providers in the sector. Event highlights include - CEO's Forum and Open House on regulatory and policy Issues.

    Testing Safety of Biodiesel Production Waste

    Universal Detection Technology to Commence the Marketing of its Ricin Detection Equipment to the Agriculture Industry - Equipment Used for Testing Safety of Waste Products left over from Biodiesel Production - LOS ANGELES—Wednesday, October 22, 2008—Universal Detection Technology ( – OTCBB: UNDT – Frankfurt: PO8), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, announced today that it will begin marketing its Ricin detection equipment to the agriculture industry. The equipment can be used to test safety of waste products left over from biodiesel production in particular biodiesel synthesized from Castor Oil. Castor oil is the best substance for producing biodiesel because it is the only one that is soluble in alcohol, and does not require heat and the consequent energy requirement of other vegetable oils in transforming them into fuel. Biodiesel, chemically known as an esther, is the result of the reaction between any oily acid with ethyl (ethanol) or methyl (methanol) alcohol. In Europe and the United States, nearly two billion liters of biodiesel are consumed annually.

    European and U.S. farmers have created national and international associations to promote this alternative fuel, which reduces urban air pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases associated with the burning of fossil fuels. Ricin is a toxin that can be made from the waste left over from processing castor beans. It is one of the most toxic and easily produced plant toxins. If injected, as little as 500 micrograms of Ricin could be enough to kill an adult; some animal research indicates that similar amounts could be lethal, if inhaled. UNDT’s Ricin detection equipment has been designed to detect trace amounts of Ricin in as little as 3 minutes. “The marketing of our Ricin detection equipment to the agriculture industry marks another cross over opportunity for our detection equipment,” said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chief Executive Officer. “We plan to aggressively market the product to both the domestic and international biodiesel industry,” he added.

    Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The Company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and antimicrobial products. For more information, please visit

    National Youth Festival At Amritsar, Punjab, India

    The Fourteenth National Youth Festival will be held at Amritsar, Punjab from 12th -16th January, 2009. About 4000 young persons from all States and UTs are expected to participate in the Youth Festival. National Youth Festival is organized every year from January 12th to 16th. January 12th being the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is observed as National Youth Day. It would be for the first time that the National Youth Festival would be held in Punjab. A meeting of the National Steering Committee set up under the Chairmanship of Dr. M. S. Gill, Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, will be held here on 10th December to finalize the arrangements and the theme of the ensuing Festival. Ms. Ambika Soni, Minister for Tourism and Culture and Sardar Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab will be the co-chairpersons. Sh. P. K . Bansal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance & Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Minister of State for Industry at the Centre, Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu, M.P.Amritsar and Shri Ratan Singh Ajnala, MP, Taran Taran are other Members of the National Steering Committee. Other than these, Minister-in-Charge of Youth Services and Sports, Animal Husbandary and Social Welfare, Govt. of Punjab and senior officers of the Central and State Governments are also Members of the National Steering Committee.

    The Government of India has already released an amount of Rs 150 lakh to the Punjab Government for organizing the Youth Festival. The Department of Youth Affairs, Govt. of India has requested each State/UT Government to send a contingent of 100 participants in the festival for competing in designated events and also for participating in other activities. Youth delegates from the SAARC and neighboring countries have also been invited to participate in the festival. The Festival will be inaugurated on 12th January, 2009 in which the National Youth Awards, and Awards to the Outstanding Youth Clubs will be given. The closing ceremony of the Youth Festival is scheduled on 16th Jan.,2009.

    There will be competitive events in 16 individual items and two group items. In addition to this a young Artists Camp, Yuva Kriti and an Adventure Festival will be organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan that functions under the aegis of the Department of Youth Affairs, Govt. of India. The National Service Scheme will organize a National Youth Convention and a lecture series ‘Suvichar’ during the festival. The First National Youth Festival was successfully held at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in the year 1995. The venues where these Festivals were subsequently successfully held are Kolkata (West Bengal) in 1996, Ahmedabad(Gujrat) in 1997 ,Chennai(Tamil Nadu) in 1998 ,Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) in 1999, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) in 2000 ,Hissar (Haryana) in 2002 ,Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) in 2003 ,Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) in 2004 ,Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) in 2005 ,Patna(Bihar) in 2006 , Pune (Maharashtra) in 2007 and Chennai (Tamil Nadu)in 2008.

    Snow In New Orleans A Rare Happenning

    Yes Its a big news as yesterday it was 70 Degree and today on 11 Dec 2008 it is snow. Great. In the video 2 puppies are playing in blanket of snow.

    This is a home video showing outside and snow on table -

    Here you can see a nice snow photo of two girls saying "us it almost never happens". There are more pics showing snow in New Orleans.

    Dakota Kulkin Dies Tragically

    Who Dakota? Sister of Macaulay The Home Alone & Richie Rich Cute Boy. Her sister Dakota, 29, died in a car accident.

    They are Macaulay, Kieran, Rory, Christian, Shane, Quinn, and Dakota Culkin, Parents Patricia Brentrup and Kit Culkin. Very sad news May her soul rest in peace. I tried to find a photo but the latest photo of Dakota Culkin is here Dakota, Shane and Quinn.

    Golden Globe Nominations 2009 Full List

    Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2008 Golden Globe Awards Nominations For The Year Ended December 31, 2008 -
    1. Best Motion Picture – Drama

    A. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
    Warner Bros. Pictures And Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures And Paramount Pictures
    B. Frost/Nixon
    Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures
    C. The Reader
    Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company
    D. Revolutionary Road
    An Evamere Entertainment Bbc Films Neal Street Production; Dreamworks Pictures In Association With Bbc Films And Paramount Vantage
    E. Slumdog Millionaire
    Fox Searchlight Pictures And Warner Bros.; Fox Searchlight Pictures And Warner Bros.

    2. Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama

    A. Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
    B. Angelina Jolie – Changeling
    C. Meryl Streep – Doubt
    D. Kristin Scott Thomas – I've Loved You So Long (Il Y A Longtemps Que Je T’aime)
    E. Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

    3. Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama

    A. Leonardo Dicaprio – Revolutionary Road
    B. Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
    C. Sean Penn – Milk
    D. Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
    E. Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

    4. Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

    A. Burn After Reading
    Working Title/Releasing Company; Focus Features In Association With Studio Canal
    B. Happy-Go-Lucky
    Summit Entertainment, Film4, Ingenious Film Partners, Miramax Films; Miramax Films
    C. In Bruges
    Blueprint Pictures; Focus Features
    D. Mamma Mia!
    Relativity Media, Playtone, Littlestar; Universal Pictures
    E. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Mediapro; The Weinstein Company

    5.Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

    A. Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    B. Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
    C. Frances Mcdormand – Burn After Reading
    D. Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
    E. Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

    Full List Of All Categories

    The 66TH Annual Golden Globe Awards Time Table

    December 11, 2008------ Thursday 5:00 a.m. Nomination announcement of “The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards”
    December 12, 2008----- Friday Deadline for receipt of media credential applications
    December 22, 2008----- Monday Final ballots mailed by Ernst & Young to all HFPA members
    December 31, 2008----- Wednesday Deadline for receipt of publicist credential applications
    January 7, 2009-------- Wednesday Deadline for receipt by Ernst & Young of final ballots
    January 11, 2009------- Sunday Presentation of “The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards” Live telecast on NBC Television at 8 p.m. EST

    Below is the full news from start of the event -
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, April 22, 2008 – Jorge Camara, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, announced the timetable for "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" to be telecast Sunday, January 11, 2009 from 8-11 PM (EST) live from The Beverly Hilton on NBC.
    Key dates are as follows:
    October 31, 2008
    Friday Final date for press conferences for Television entries
    November 7, 2008
    Friday Deadline for submission of Golden Globe entry forms
    November 26, 2008
    Wednesday Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed by Ernst & Young to all HFPA members
    December 6, 2008
    Saturday Final screening date for Motion Pictures
    December 7, 2008
    Sunday Final date for Motion Picture press conferences
    December 8, 2008
    Monday Deadline for receipt by Ernst & Young of nomination ballots

    "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special will be produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association®.

    यूनेस्को प्रमुख ने पत्रकार विकास रंजन के हत्या की निंदा की

    प्रेस स्वतंत्रता की रक्षा के लिये कार्यरत संयुक्त राष्ट्र एजेंसी प्रमुख ने तीसरी मीडिया के भारतीय पत्रकार विकास रंजन के हत्या की निंदा की है, जो दक्षिण एशियाई देश में हाल के सप्ताहों में मारे गये प्रो‍फेशनल पत्रकारों में एक हैं. श्री रंजन, 32 वर्ष पर विगत 26 नवम्बर 2008 को तीन बंदूकधारियों ने उनके उत्तर पूर्वी राज्य बिहार स्थित दफ्तर के बाहर में गोली मार दी थी, जहां वे हिन्दी भाषा के दैनिक समाचार पत्र, हिन्दुस्तान के लिए लिखा करते थे.

    सीमाओं के परे जाकर काम करने वाले श्री रंजन, मारे जाने से पहले स्थानीय नशीले पदार्थों की तस्करी की जांच के सिलसिले में पिछला महीना रोसेरा शहर समस्तीपुर जिले में बिताया था.

    "श्री रंजन ने अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता के मौलिक मानव अधिकार के और हमारे सूचित किये जाने के अधिकार के लिए लिए अपने जीवन की कीमत चुकाई है" संयुक्त राष्ट्र शैक्षिक, वैज्ञानिक और सांस्कृतिक संगठन - यूनेस्को के महानिदेशक कोईचिरो मत्‍सुरा Koïchiro Matsuura ने यह कहते हुये हत्या की निंदा की.

    श्री मत्‍सुरा ने यह भी कहा कि "इतने सारे और पत्रकारों की तरह, उन्‍होने कर्तव्य से परे जाकर साहस और दृढ़ निश्चय दिखाया है. स्थानीय अधिकारियों से उनका आव्‍हान है कि "उन जिम्मेदार लोंगो को न्याय के समक्ष लाने के लिये कोई कोशिश न छोड़ें" और वो उन पर विश्वास करते हैं कि "उत्तर-पूर्वी भारत में पत्रकारों पर हमलों में हाल ही के इस खतरनाक वृद्धि में रोक लगायेगें."

    कुछ लिंक - पत्रकार की हत्या के विरोध में मार्च

    खबरी अड्डा

    Hindustan reporter shot dead in Bihar

    Head Of Unesco Deplores Killing Of Another Indian Journalist

    New York, Dec 11 2008 The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has condemned the killing of Indian journalist, Vikas Ranjan, the third media professional to be murdered in the South Asian country in recent weeks.

    Mr. Ranjan, 32, was shot dead by three gunmen on 26 November outside his office in the north-eastern state of Bihar, where he wrote for the Hindi-language daily newspaper, Hindustan. According to Reporters without Borders, Mr. Ranjan had spent the previous month investigating local drug trafficking before being gunned down in the town of Rosera, in the Samastipur district. “Mr. Ranjan has paid with his life for the fundamental human right to freedom of expression, and for our right to be informed,” said UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, in condemning the murder.

    “Like so many journalists, he has shown courage and determination beyond the call of duty,” added Mr. Matsuura. Calling on local authorities to “spare no effort to bring to justice those responsible,” he said that he trusted them to “stem the alarming recent increase in attacks on journalists in north-eastern India.” UN News

    Rs. 373 crore released under Ganga Action Plan-II

    The Ganga Action Plan (GAP) Phase I, the first attempt as a centrally funded scheme for river conservation was launched in the year 1985. The Plan was taken up to treat partial pollution load of the river. Under this Plan, 260 pollution abatement schemes spread over 25 towns in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal were completed at an expenditure of Rs.452 crore leading to the creation of additional sewage treatment capacity of 869 million litres per day (mld). GAP Phase-I was declared closed in March, 2000. Since GAP Phase-I did not cover the pollution load of Ganga fully, GAP Phase II which included Plans for Yamuna, Gomti, Damodar and Mahananda besides Ganga was approved in various stages from 1993 onwards. The present sanctioned cost of works for Ganga river (main stem) under GAP Phase-II is Rs.564 crore against which an amount of Rs.373.58 crore has been released to the State Implementing Agencies. Out of a total of 311 schemes sanctioned, 185 schemes have been completed so far and the balance schemes are in different stages of implementation.

    With the completion of the pollution abatement works under GAP Phase – I & II, notwithstanding the phenomenal increase in the urban population leading to substantial increase in the pollution load of the river Ganga over the past years, water quality of Ganga has shown improvement at major locations over its pre-GAP quality in terms of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). The BOD values in the year 2008 range between 1.2 to 4.8 mg./litre in major monitoring locations as compared to BOD values ranging between 1.7 to 15.5 mg./litre in 1986. This is as per the water quality monitoring undertaken by independent reputed institutions like the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Indian Toxicological Research Centre (ITRC), Lucknow. The Government has initiated an exercise for revamping the Ganga Action Plan with a view to promoting a holistic and integrated approach.

    Rolls-Royce Will Power Production Of 60,000 Tons PA Of Ferronickel Mine

    Rolls-Royce wins Trent 60 contract to power Nickel mine in New Caledonia - 11 December 2008 - Two Rolls-Royce Trent 60 electrical generating sets have been selected to provide power for a new nickel mine in the North Province of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. The $3.8 billion project at Koniambo, a new long-life, low-cost, open mine, will be capable of producing 60,000 tons of ferronickel a year after the first ore is processed, which is expected in the first half of 2011.

    Koniambo Nickel SAS, a joint venture owned by Xstrata Nickel and Société Minière du Sud Pacifique (“SMSP”), have selected two Trent Wet Low Emissions (WLE) dual fuel gas turbine units, which will each provide up to 46MW of electrical power to supplement two135MW steam turbine sets. The Trents are expected to provide power for the next 25 years. Charlie Athanasia, Vice-President of Power Generation for the Rolls-Royce Energy business said: "The Trent is the most powerful aero derivative gas turbine available for power generation. Its ability to meet wide load variations makes it the ideal choice for this mining application. This is our third contract for the Pacific region to provide power equipment for the mining industry".

    Previous orders have come from Babcock and Brown Power (previously Alinta Energy) for generating sets to be installed at a remote iron ore mine in Western Australia and at a power station site in Tasmania. The Trent 60 engines will be manufactured at the Rolls-Royce plant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and packaging of the generating sets will take place at the Company’s Mount Vernon, Ohio facility. Delivery of both units is scheduled for the third quarter of 2009, with the first electricity being produced during the third quarter of 2010.

    Holiday Season Invitation From UK - United Kingdom

    Amy Winehouse VisitBritain Calls Video

    Britain's pound fell to a record low against the Euro on Dec. 11. With two weeks to go before Christmas, British national tourism agency VisitBritain invites tourists to visit the United Kingdom during Holiday Season. With a holiday in Britain 14 per cent cheaper than the beginning of the year, visitors from the eurozone will find their budgets stretch a lot further. The rise of short breaks could also mean festive cheer for the British tourism industry.
    Do you know? The Tower of London is revealed as the most popular paid for attraction in 2007 with over 2 million visits. A tourist magnet calling.