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Yet Another Hand Shake Day Just Passed by...

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Yet Another Hand Shake Day June 24th is just passed by. How many of you did shake hands with someone? It’s a great time to get out and shake hands with someone – I am sure that will make and impact on the other side LOL
Today is Also:
Celebration of the Senses
International Fairy Day
Also on this day:
In 1817 the first coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast
In 1901 the first exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opened in Paris
In 1949 “Hopalong Cassidy” becomes the first TV western (NBC)


Source: NBC



AUSTRALIA GETS ITS
FIRST WOMAN
PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister Julia Gillard
(Reuters) - June 24 Australia appointed its first woman Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who vowed on Thursday to end division over a controversial mining tax, resurrect a carbon trade scheme and call elections within months.



Former prime minister Kevin Rudd made an emotional and ignominious exit, quitting just before the center-left Labor Party was to dump him in an internal ballot and less than three years after a stunning election victory in 2007.

The Rudd government's dramatic slide in support this year sparked fears within the ruling party of an electoral defeat at a poll expected around October. Read More Here: Watch the live video (Julia Gillard is sworn in as Australia's first female prime minister, after Kevin Rudd was ousted as leader of the Labor party). here
Source: Reuters

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T V Watchers Beware!!!e
Every hour of Television watching increases your risk of heart disease..ware!!

Couch Potato
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Washington, DC:June 24 2010. Every hour you put in watching the World Cup on TV, your risk of dying from a heart disease increases by 7%, says a new study.

British researchers have found that if the average of four hours of television a day in the study were reduced to one hour, then 8% of deaths from heart disease could have been prevented.

The link between TV and heart disease was still strong even when lack of exercise, obesity, diet and smoking were taken into account.

This implies that watching TV was independently linked to heart disease and the effect is not simply due to be inactive while watching television.

Conducted by the Medical Research Council, the research, examined more than 13,000 healthy middle-aged men and women in Norfolk.

Over the 10-year study, 373 of the 13,197 participants or one in 35 died from heart disease.

Of these deaths, 30 could have been prevented if the average person watched one hour of television per day instead of four.

“Our bodies are not designed to sit for long periods and we should be aware that, as we put in the TV-hours watching the World Cup, our risk of heart disease is probably increasing,” the Telegraph quoted Dr Katrien Wijndaele, co-author of the study from the MRC, as saying. Read More Here.

Source: DNA India, ANI, Telegraph.uk

Posted by pva
Good News to Coffee Drinkers:
Drinking Coffee Offers Protection Against Head and Neck Cancer

Coffee with snacks
pic. credit. sxc.hu

Washington, DC June 23 2010: A new study has revealed that drinking coffee offers protection against head and neck cancers.

For the study, scientists used information from a pooled-analysis of nine studies collected by the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) consortium.

The participants who were regular coffee drinkers, that is, those who drank an estimated four or more cups a day, compared with those who were non-drinkers, had a 39 percent decreased risk of oral cavity and pharynx cancers combined.

Data on decaffeinated coffee was too sparse for detailed analysis, but indicated no increased risk. Tea intake was not associated with head and neck cancer risk.

The association is more reliable among those who are frequent, regular coffee drinkers, consuming more than four cups of coffee a day.

"Since coffee is so widely used and there is a relatively high incidence and low survival rate of these forms of cancers, our results have important public health implications that need to be further addressed," said lead researcher Mia Hashibe, assistant professor in the department of family and preventive medicine at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator. Read More at this link. Read More

Source: DNA India, ANI

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News Paper Online Readers Now Pay And Read

Rupert Murdoch
Media baron Rupert Murdoch's News International (NI) has announced that readers will have to pay to access the online content of its two flagship titles, The Times and The Sunday Times, from June.

Some papers in the US already charge for such content, but the move has created ripples in the news industry in the UK, where newspaper circulation has been declining for years. Currently, all major newspapers and the BBC News website offer free content.
Pic Credit. Wikiepedia.com
From June, readers of The Times and The Sunday Times will need to pay one pound for a day's access and two pounds for a week's subscription. Read More here


Source: http:business.rediff.com


Posted by ann p

Facebook to lure Advertisers


facebook's face page
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The world’s largest social network is aiming for 1bn users globally in the next few years, its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, told delegates at the Cannes Lions advertising festival on Wednesday. Russia, China, South Korea and Japan are next in its sights as it pushes its global reach.

But as Facebook aims to move further into Asia, it is still working on building a serious advertising business in the markets where it is more established. Mr Zuckerberg said it was “out of the experimentation phase” in advertising and was now growing revenues quickly, without having to “push a lot of the growth ourselves”. Read more here
Source: Tim Bradshaw in Cannes/Financial Times

Posted by ann p

INDIA TOPS WORLD BANK'S LOAN LIST

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New Delhi: June 23 India has become the largest recipient of the World Bank loans with over $9 billion worth assistance this fiscal ending June 2010, up fourfold over the previous fiscal.

The Washington-based multilateral lender had extended only $2.2 billion loan to the country for the year ended June 2009.

India's share among the various recipients of the bank is 15% in terms of loans, followed by Mexico with 11% and South Africa with 7% as of June 20, 2010.

Read More Here

News Source: http://dna.com and Press Trust of India
Posted by ann p

TODAY (21.06.2010) IS WORLD MUSIC DAY

HERE IS YET ANOTHER MUSIC ALBUM FROM THE MALAYALAM LANGUAGE FOR THE DAY. ENJOY THE MELODIOUS MUSIC FROM--GANAMRUTHAM : http://www.ganamrutham.com
Courtesy: Rejoy K P


World music playlist - قائمة موسيقية عالمية
A playlist of music from around the world -
An Egyptian Rock band (Instrumental Therapy) covering (Made of tears) for (Joe Satriani) in Sakia Culture Wheel - Cairo - Egypt
To watch and listen more via Youtube click HERE
And More through myspace click HERE

Courtesy: Ayman Moharram (Lead Guitar - Composer)
Omar Osama (Rhythm Guitar)
Tarek El-Sharkawy (Bass Guitar)
Mostafa Taha (Drums)

Here is another Great collection of Classical Music Click Here
Courtesy. Harry A


YouTube Video
great song by John Lennon best know for his role in the band the Beatles
Imagine is great song with reason and d...



Music is truly the international language. Music unites us as members of the world community. We may not always understand the language but we sense the message. We move with the beat. We are enticed by the melody. We feel with the artist. We experience their joy, their sorrow and their love of life.Four Knol authors from diverse cultures share with you their world music playlist.

Discover how people from different continents and countries are "feeling" by presenting their favorite music :-)
Knol Authors: Peter Bhaskerville, Moharram Kalifa, Gust MEES, & Jagdeesh M
To Read More Click HERE
Source: PB, MK, GM & JAG
Posted by pva

Free internet radio station, no commercials, just music

Orville Weale Jr
What a great idea to celebrate one of the most blessed things we can experience. Music is like a language that needs no translation, being understood by the soul. Cheers to the people responsible for creating this event. Below is a link to my free internet radio station, no commercials, just music. It's called "Eclectic Positive World Jams". Many genres included in this playlist that can go 2 1/2 days before it repeats a song. Genres include: Celtic, Latino, Raga, Bluegrass, Folk, Reggae, Blues, Jambands, Jazz.
http://shoutcast.com/directory/search_results.jsp?searchCrit=simple&s=morgantown Posted by Orville Weale

Orville pic. posted by pva
A MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE DAY (21.06.10)
YouTube Video It's Birds

It's Birds - "1" - at 123 Pleasant St. Morgantown WV 03-20-2010
http://www.youtube.com/user/ohweale
by. Orville Weale


Posted by pva
TODAY (20th JUNE) IS FATHERS DAY

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WE THE KNOL AUTHORS

WISH A HAPPY DAY TODAY


TO ALL THE FATHERS AROUND THE

WORLD


HERE IS A KNOL LINK TO READ, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNGSTERS
Honor Your Father and Mother
WORD MUSIC DAY IS ON 21 st JUNE

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Listen to music on any channel
A Knol: World Music Day - June 21
Knol authors have written good number of articles on understanding, learning and appreciating music. Also there are many knols through which you can access audio songs and videos. Enjoy music from classical to Pop.







We wish all our readers especially the music lovers a

Happy World Music Day



TODAY IS "WORLD READING DAY"

Today June 19 is the World Reading Day.

Children Reading in a Library
Pic, credit www.treesforlife.org
Though the internet world and the E-book culture continue to thrive, reading of books, newspapers, and weeklies etc are continue to hold an irreplaceable place among our children and even among adults. Yes no doubt reading is still alive, and today the world over celebrate “World Reading Day” Let this day be an encouraging day for our children as well as the reading community around the world. Let us encourage our children to read, read and read.



Here is an interesting and informative read for the DAY. “How to Select a Good Book” written by Ann P the co-author of this knol.

Read and encourage others to read more and more in the coming days

We wish all our readers a

Happy World Reading Day
posted by pva


12-year-old Indian-American attempts to

summon Anderson

Akash Mehta (right) and his
brother Gautama at
101 Park Avenue in New York
Photograph: Paresh Gandh
June 15, A 12-year-old Indian American activist tried to issue summons for Warren Anderson, former chief of Union Carbide over the deadliest 1984 gas disaster in Bhopal.

"Today we are here to appeal to Warren Anderson and summon him to the Indian court where he has been charged with culpable homicide, which is the equivalent of manslaughter in America," Akash Viswanath Mehta said, standing outside a skyscraper on Park Avenue, which houses the law firm that represents Union Carbide.

Akash along with his older brother, Gautama, 15, were asked to leave the premises by the building owners who said it was private property owned by H J Kalikow. The media was also not allowed to film on the property.
Report - Akash Viswanath Mehta for rediff news Read More here:

Source: www.news.rediff.com

Posted by ann p


Indian-origin scientist has solution for oil spill

June 15 As BP struggles to contain the oil spill in theGulf of Mexico, an Indian-origin scientist from Texas University has created a special cotton fabric that can clean up crude oil up to 40 times its weight and help in cleaning efforts. Seshadri Ramkumar, associate professor of the Texas Tech Institute of Environmental and Human Health, has created a non- oven environment-friendly cotton carbon absorbent wipes, Fibertect.

Read more HERE.

Source: In.news.yhaoo.com



Great achievement by an Indian Origin Scientist.

But Alas!!!

Here is an Alarming News About yet another Indian Origin.

What a Shame!!!


Indian-American physical therapist jailed for 57 months in US

June 15 An Indian-American physical therapist has been sentenced to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay USD 2.3 million as compensation for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme. Michigan resident Baskaran Thangarasan would also undergo three years of supervised release following his prison term.

Read more HERE.
Source: Yahoonews/PTI
pva
GERMANY BEATS AUSTRALIA WITH A THUMPING 4-0 VICTORY


Australian Fans Reaction after
a goal is scored against them
Pic. Credit William West AFP/Getty Images


DURBAN: June 14 (Reuters) -Germany opened their quest for a fourth World Cup with a thumping 4-0 victory over Australia in their opening Group D match on Sunday. Read more at







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TODAY IS WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY, BE READY TO SAVE A LIFE


Today (June 14) is the World Blood Donor Day.
Get ready to save a life in danger. Your few drops of blood can save a precious life. Let us donate and also encourage others to donate few drops of blood.
Best Wishes
pva
Final Logo of WBDD


Final Logo of World Blood Donar Day.
Barcelona 2010 www.wbdd.org

Posted by pv

India finally beat Zimbabwe, win 1st T20 by six wickets

Pic.Credit.Cricket.yahoo.com
Harare, June 12: India overcame a shaky start to register their first win over Zimbabwe on the current tour as they beat the hosts by six wickets in the first Twenty20 International cricket match here today. Chasing a modest 112 to win, India overhauled the target with five overs to spare with Yusuf Pathan (36) and Virat Kohli (27) finishing off the game for the visitors, who were shocked by the African minnows twice in the one-day tri-series. Read More HERE

Source: Yahoonews/Press Trust of India.
Posted by pv

THE SPECTACULAR SHOW ON EARTH FIFA KICKED OFF ON FRIDAY

A YouTube Video on World Cup Celebrations:

YouTube Video. Shakira - Waka Waka(Official Video) World Cup South Africa 2010(HD)
Shakira - Waka Waka(Official Video) World Cup South Africa 2010(HD


Posted by ann p


Rabid World Cup Fans Show National Pride, General Insanity
Pic credit: Gawker.com/AP
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While the World was watching the greatest spectacular show on earth the 19th edition of the FIFA World Cup kicked off at the Soccer City Stadium at Johannesburg on 11th Friday.

Though there was a gloom--Nelson Mandela the Former President and the universal ambassodor of the nation's absence at the ceremony due to his Great grand daughter Zenani Mandela's death in a car accident, the show went off well.


Artists perform during the World Cup opening ceremony
Pic credit: AP.



Here are some scenes from the show and a wonderful YouTube video to watch.
The Picture Courtesy:
Associated Press











Pupils from St Joseph's Primary School
show support for England's bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Pic. Credit. AP


The Titans
FIFA president Sepp Blatter, left, South African President Jacob Zuma,
center, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, top back right,
and Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu
of South Africa, front right, are seen before the World Cup
group A soccer match between South Africa
and Mexico at Soccer AP Photo/Matt Dunham













Some Scenes From the World Cup Opening Ceremony



YouTube Video FIFA Opening Ceremony
FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert 2010 Desmond Tutu


Knol Page Views Increasing - Increasing - Increasing

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Is May 2013 The End of the World?

A News Report from NASA Says: “Earth and space are coming together in a way that’s new to human history. A solar storm, which is essentially violent eruptions in the sun, can eject destructive radiation and charged particles into space.”

There are reports of a geomagnetic storm sparked by a huge solar flare that swept over the Earth in 1859. Telegraph wires shorted out and set houses on fire. A brilliant aurora was seen in Hawaii—so bright that “people could read newspapers by [its] red and green glow.”

Scientists predict that in May 2013, the sun’s solar cycle will peak at about the same level as

in 1859. (This content courtesy a post on These are closely connected to magnetic fields – which are hazardous for satellites and space stations. Scientists predict that in May 2013, the sun’s solar cycle will peak at about the same level asin 1859. (This content courtesy a post onGawker.com)

Posted by PVA




YouTube Video on massive solar system
An interesting and informative video on massive solar system A Youtube video. Naked Science: Massive Solar Storms

NationalGeographic














World’s Most Peaceful Nation


A breathtaking view of Auckland,
New Zealand Pic. Credit AP
New Zealand Continue to hold the World’s Most Peaceful Nation for the Second year running. The Kiwis were followed by Iceland and Japan in the poll, while Austria and Norway rounded out the top five nations.


According to the Daily Express, the Global Peace Index examines key areas of conflict, safety, security and military factors in 149 countries. Their latest index suggested that the world has become slightly less peaceful in the past 12 months.

According to Clyde McConaghy, board director of the IEP. "This year's top five countries, and more peaceful countries in general, have certain things in common: well functioning governments, stable business environments, respect for human rights, low levels of corruption, high rates of participation in education, and freedom of information,"

According to the Global Peace Index. India has slipped to the 128th position ranking along with Pakistan and Sri Lanks. In 2007 India was ranked at 109th position.

posted by pva





Smoking Baby Down to 15 Cigarettes a Day

Smoking Baby [The Sun]
Smoking Baby Down to 15 Cigarettes a Day. Everyone's favorite chain smoking two-year-old
Indonesian baby, Ardi Rizal, has cut his habit
down to 15 cigarettes a day. A child welfare
official said the cutback is due to "therapy
focused on playing."
This content is posted by Jeff Neumann at The Sun Daily.





pva



NASA Kicks Off New Summer of Innovation Initiative

PASADENA, Calif. – NASA Administrator Charles Bolden kicked off the agency’s new Summer
of Innovation initiative today while at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calf.

The Summer of Innovation program will engage thousands of middle school students in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during the summer months when many students
experience what’s known as the "summer slide," a loss of skills acquired during the school year. The
program is a cornerstone of the Educate to Innovate campaign announced by President Obama last
November.

The full version of this story with accompanying images is at:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-196&cid=release_2010-196


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New Smoking Baby Drinks Three Beers a Day, Too

Two-year-old smoking baby Ardi Rizal
After the Indonesian Kid's smoking phenomenon here comes another interesting news from China.

The latest report says This smoking baby not only wants cigars but she needs beers too. The report at gawker.com says: "New Smoking Baby Drinks Three Glasses Beers a Day, Too. After the world collectively shrieked with horror at two-year-old smoking baby Ardi Rizal, the parents of this three-year-old Chinese tot thought to themselves, "Hey, we've got a smoking baby. Ours is a boozehound, too." Self-destructing babies: Your ticket to fame."
The content reported at Daily Mail, by Maureen O'Connor. To read more Click Here

Shares of BP down
British Petroleum BP shares down to $393.25. Effect of OIl Spill. They had 52 week high of $658.20.
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=bp.l


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Oil covered brown pelicans found off the Louisiana coast and affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wait in a holding pen for cleaning at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana, June 9, 2010. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian Artist Syed Haider Raza's painting sold for a record price by London auctioneers
Raza's 1983 Masterpiece
Saurashtra"

A painting by top Indian artist Syed Haider Raza has set a record for a modern Indian work, officials at Christie's auctioneers say, Raza's painting Saurashtra sold for £2.4m ($3.5m) Rs. 16.42 Crore in London on Thursday.

Officials at Christie's told the BBC that the large-scale painting was produced during a key period of Raza's career The report says, "The 88-year-old artist has lived and worked in France since 1950, but maintains strong ties with India"' Read more HERE : :




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Smoking Baby Drinks Three Beers a Day
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10294472.stm
http://gawker.com/5561444//gallery/gallery/1AP
www.wbdd.org
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