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27 june 2005 / Special search engines / Jobs in Saudi Arabia / new words??

Special search engines

Search services meant for specific tasks are becoming popular. The answer
search engine, BrainBoost (http://www.brainboost.com/), featured in this
column a few weeks ago, is one among them. Many netizens told this author
that BrainBoost is a very effective service.

The search service, eHow.com (http://www.ehow.com/) that hosts tens of
hundreds of `how to' instructions for solving a wide array of practical
problems, is another one of this kind. EHow gives clear instructions on how
to do a variety of things that fall under subjects such as Finance/Business,
Health, Sports and Computers.

For instance, if you want to get the procedure for removing spyware from
your computer, just type in the text `how to remove spyware' and view the
output.

Another special search service came to this author's notice recently is the
acronym search engine, Acronyma (http://www. acronyma.com/ ) that can be
used to get expansion for acronyms and abbreviations. The service allows you
to search for acronyms/words in several languages such as English and
Portuguese.

SubjectFinder (http://bb.1asphost.com/subjectfinder/default.asp) is yet
another special search service that lets you find subject specific research
materials, tutorials and other stuff from educational web sites.

J. Murali

Email the author at: jmurali@gmail.com

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From: MM Naeem [mailto:naeem_mm@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 9:12 PM
To: habib67k
Subject: Jobs in Saudi Arabia

A construction company requires: 1) Civil Engineers, 2) Surveyor, 3)
Electro-Mechanical Engineers, 4) AutoCAD Draftsmen. Qualification: Five
years experience and computer skills. Suitable candidates send CV to Fax:
02-6675524.

A first-class coffeeshop requires: Waiters, cashier and assistant
manager. Candidates with experience and fluency in English, send CV to Fax:
4860242 or contact Mobile: 0505230777.

Required a person who know English very well (write + speak) and good
knowledge of computers. Interested candidates send CV to Fax: 01-4478728 or
contact Mobile: 0506287895, Riyadh.

Required workers and drivers with transferable Iqama. Interested
candidates contact Tel: 4217758 or Mobile: 0508301399.

A reputable electro-mechanical company urgently needs: Electrical,
mechanical and HVAC draftsmen. Suitable candidates send CV to Fax:
01-4633152.

Job offered for experienced coffee services with transferable Iqamas.
Call at 0505820101.

A Saudi company based in Alkhobar is looking for an office assistant.
Applicant must have a university degree, should be fluent in English, should
have strong computer skills and experience in preparing bid packages, good
organizational skills, driving license and transferable Iqama. Will be
offered attractive package. Interested send CV to: mtmas@hotmail.com.

Required: Experienced trailer drivers with heavy vehicle Saudi driving
license and transferable Iqama. Interested candidates contact Mobile:
0551960080.

Job wanted: AutoCAD tutor (2D+3D) is looking for a suitable part-time
position in Jeddah. Contact Mr. Ahmed, Tel: 6749706, Mobile: 0503017392.

Job wanted: Highly qualified finance/accounts manager CA.CFC
(USA-Canada) having experience in finance, banking, insurance, private
equity portfolio management, hedge fund, venture capital, securities/stock
exchange, seeks job. Please call Alam, Mobile: 0508215778, E-mail:
zohur11@hotmail.com

A construction company requires: 1) Civil engineers, 2) surveyor, 3)
electro-mechanical engineers, 4) AutoCAD draftsmen. Qualification- five
years experience and computer skills. Suitable candidates send CV to Fax:
02-6675524.

Accountant/Secretary - Riyadh: English speaking/writing, Arabic -
Confirmed Experience in Accounting softwares and international standards-
Good presentation and strong relational/commercial abilities. Send CV with
photo to agriksa@yahoo.com

A factory located in industrial area, Jeddah, urgently requires:
Inventory controller- minimum five years experience in respected field,
having good knowledge in Arabic and English, computer skills and
transferable Iqama. Interested candidates send CV to Fax: 6080245.

A company specialized in medical and industrial maintenance, located
in Jeddah city requires: Electronic technician- minimum five years
experience in respected field. Should have good knowledge of Arabic, English
and computer. Interested candidates please contact Mobile: 0505600955.

A pest control company requires: Quality control officer or service
manager- five years experience in pest management and supervisor job, fluent
in English, Arabic knowledge is an advantage. Must have Saudi driving
license and PC knowledge. Send CV to Fax: 4602307.

Wanted graphic designer. Those with experience in jewels designing
will be preferred. Interested candidates contact Mobile: 0567282998.

Wanted: Filipino (female) specialized in nail polish, facial and skin
cleaning works and whole body hair removal (sweet wax); Filipino (female)
tailor to work in Jeddah. Contact Mobile: 0506887447, Tel: 6288333, 6285181.

A reputed AC maintenance shop in Dammam requires 1) Personnel with
knowledge of scheduling (knowledge of Arabic and English must), 2)
Electrician -cum - plumber, 3) AC mechanic. All with experience and
transferable Iqama. Contact Mobile: 0503827304 Fax: (03) 8292024.

Wanted: Electrician to work in a leading manufacturing company in
Riyadh. Applicant must have experience in industrial electricity. Contact
Mobile: 0506404981.

Wanted: Production and Chemical engineers or technicians with three
years minimum industrial experience to work in a construction chemical
factory in Riyadh. Also wanted civil engineers, salesmen, heavy truck or
Dyna driver and industrial electricians. Send CV to cv@rabiah.com or Fax:
01-4160667.

Wanted: Heavy truck driver to work in Riyadh area. Applicant must have
light truck license and transferable Iqama. Contact Mobile: 050640481, Fax:
01-4888601.

A reputable company in the field of general services requires:
Electrician for heavy works, lift technician and computer operator. Suitable
candidates send CV to Fax: 03-8944962.

A reputable company in the field of general services requires:
Carpenter, mason and lifeguard. Suitable candidates send CV to Fax:
03-8944962.

Urgently required executive secretary with at least five years of
experience. Should be perfect in reading, speaking and writing Arabic and
English. Should also be aware of computer and offsets and have experience in
the main secretarial jobs. Whoever deems himself fit for this position
should send his CV to Fax: 02-6748909.

Wanted marketing executives and sales co-ordinators for leading
freight forwarding company based at Jeddah to work in their Jeddah and
Dammam offices. Only experienced candidates having bachelor's degree or
above, valid driving license and transferable Iqama may apply to E-mail:
kofs@saudi.net.sa

Required computer data entry persons with transferable Iqama.
Interested candidates send CV to Fax: 4397969 or contact Mobile: 055325598.

Required air conditioning engineer. Interested candidates contact
Mobile: 0500623361.

Urgently required Philippine or Indian nationals experienced salesmen
(cloths and accessories) with transferable Iqama. Suitable candidates send
CV to Fax: 03-8936677.

Wanted: Cashiers, waiters, coffee maker, sandwich maker, sweet maker,
juice maker, bread maker. Well speaking Arabic and English. Contact Tel:
5280516, 5281655 ext 114, Mobile: 0551893877.

Looking for experienced Civil / Structural / Mechanical engineers to work
with a British consulting group for an upcoming prestigious and long term
project in Riyadh. Project to start in mid July.
Contact: Varghese Yohannan mobile - 050 296 84 34 or fax your CV to 01 419
1134

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Will you please include this vacancy in your list.

Electromechanical Foreman ( Super visor)

Qualification and experience

1- Degree or Diploma with good expedience in maintenance of
electromechanical work
2- Good command of English and knowledge of Arabic
3- Reading of Arabic is preferred.
4- Supervision capacity
5- Estimation and costing of electromechanical work
6- Self driving .
7- Transferable Iqama.

Those who are fulfill the above requirement may contact me or send the
resume by Fax..

Thanks and Regards
_____________________________
Ismail A. Jalal
Fax - 966-1- 4029000 Ext 4320
E mail - 4322@anb.com.sa
Mobile - 0504433796 or speed dial # 1901
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We urgently require drivers and labourers in our factory. The posting will
be in any of the units in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam or Buraidah. The package
includes salary (1000 for drivers and 800 for labourers), accomodation, paid
vacation for one month every two years, overtime or monthly commision,
annual bonus and monetory appreciation on renewal of contract based on work
performance. Interested parties, please contact me on 0507160466. Kindly
pass on this message to your contacts.
Thanks,
Biju Jose.
Small Things Makes Perfection... But Perfection Is Not A Small Thing!!!

Biju Jose Kannampilly
P O Box 41084, Riyadh - 11521, Saudi Arabia.
Tel: +966 1 4470145 (O) +966 1 4472483 (R) +966 50 7160466 (M) +966 1
4469352 (F)
Email: bijujose@excite.com / bijujosekannampilly@yahoo.com /
bijujose@india.com

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imbricate \IM-bruh-kayt\ verb
: overlap; especially : to overlap like roof tiles

Example sentence:
"Fine-spun and see-through, the cotton... acts as canvas and writing paper,
pierced and covered by the imbricated stitches that decorate it." (Frances
Richard, Artforum International, January 1, 2005)

Did you know?
The ancient Romans knew how to keep the interior of their villas dry when it
rained. They tiled their roofs with overlapping curved tiles so the "imber"
(Latin for "rain") couldn't seep in. The tiles were, in effect, "rain
tiles," so the Romans called them "imbrices" (singular "imbrex"). The verb
for installing the tiles was "imbricare." The "imbr-" root has never really
been put to use in English rain-related words (though scientists have made
use of the closely-related Greek "ombros"; for example, "ombriphilous"
describes a plant that loves heavy rainfall).

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

June 25, 2005

The world's longest-married: now a claim from Kerala
 
George Jacob
KOTTAYAM: It was no case of love at first sight, but a truly arranged Christian marriage in Kerala's Central Travancore region, where the family patriarchs called the shots.
 
And when 13-year-old Philipose Thomas tied the knot with Sosamma on a sunny February day he was a Class 7 student and the 12-year-old bride, one class his junior. "After marriage I went to school and completed Class 9 ," said Mr. Thomas. But Ms. Sosamma was less lucky on that count. "She went to school till the following [Malayalam month of] Meenom," he said, glancing at his wife sitting across him on another bed at their son Mathew's house at Pampady near here.
 
Today, having scored a century, Mr. Thomas is in the race for a world record, dutifully supported by Sosamma, as he has always been for the past 86 years. Mr. Thomas (100 years) and Ms. Sosamma (99 years and six months) have completed 86 years and four months together, a lot more years than the official chroniclers have recorded for longest married couples.
 
The two competitors they have in the race are in the United States, the official one being a couple married for 81 years and another one, still in the race, who have been married for 82 years (The Hindu, June 24).
 
As per the records of the St. Simon's Jacobite Syrian Church, the marriage was solemnised on February 17, 1918 (Medom 18, 1093 of the Malayalam era). It was on that day that Philipose Thomas, son of Peelikunju and Elizuba of Kadavumbhagom House, who belonged to the St. John's Church, Pamapdy wed Sosamma Thomas, daughter of Korah Chacko and Aleyamma of Kalimkoottil House, members of the St. Simon's Church, Velloor.
 
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A new Sappho poem
Martin West
21 June 2005

Since classical times, Sappho has been a source of fascination and romantic construction. The ancients, who had nine books of her poems at their disposal, were unstinting in their admiration. Some called her a tenth Muse. Strabo, writing in the time of Augustus, calls her a wonder, “for in this whole span of recorded time we know of no woman to challenge her as a poet even in the slightest degree”. In modern times, with only fragments of her poetry remaining, she has remained one of the most famous and evocative names from antiquity, a figure viewed by some with narrowed, by others with widened eyes; a socio-historical enigma, a littérateurs’ Lorelei, a feminist icon, a scholars’ maypole.
 
It is difficult to judge her for ourselves when so little of her work remains.
 
Here is the poem in my own restoration and translation. The words in square brackets are supplied by conjecture.
 
"[You for] the fragrant-blossomed Muses’ lovely gifts
[be zealous,] girls, [and the] clear melodious lyre:
 
 
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The Word of the Day for is:


Pyrrhic \PEER-ik\ adjective
: achieved at excessive cost; also : costly to the point of negating or
outweighing expected benefits
Example sentence:
Gretchen's unexpected win over the tournament's top player proved a Pyrrhic
victory; in the effort, she reinjured her shoulder.
Did you know?
In 306 B.C., at the age of twelve, a youth named Pyrrhus took the throne of
Epirus, a country in northwestern Greece. Pyrrhus grew to be an aggressive
and quarrelsome king, given to warring with his neighbors. In 280 B.C., he
brought 25,000 men (and a number of elephants) to southern Italy and
defeated the Romans, but only after losing many of his soldiers. A year
later, he again suffered heavy casualties at Roman hands in a battle at
Ausculum. According to Plutarch, when he was congratulated on those
victories Pyrrhus replied, "Another such victory over the Romans and we are
undone." The bloody battles of Pyrrhus didn't find their way into English in
the phrase "Pyrrhic victory" until the 1800s, but once it was established it
quickly found occupation as an adjective even independent of the phrase, in
such constructions as "the vindication was Pyrrhic" and "a Pyrrhic gesture."

cocooning \kuh-KOON-ing\ noun
: the practice of spending leisure time at home in preference to going out

Example sentence:
"The current trend toward cocooning has been very good for our business,"
noted the owner of Marvin's Hot Tubs at a recent home show.

Did you know?
It's safe to begin our history of "cocooning" with "cocoon," the case
protecting an insect pupa. We borrowed that noun from French over 300 years
ago; the French "cocon" in turn comes from an Occitan word meaning "shell."
The verb "cocoon," meaning "to wrap or envelop as if in a cocoon," entered
English in 1881 when Mark Twain wrote, "We ... cocooned ourselves in the
proper red blankets." Metaphorical extensions of the verb, to suggest either
the condition of being entrapped ("cocooned in restrictions") or of being in
a safe and protected place ("cocooned against outside forces"), began to
appear in the 20th century. The latter connotation led to "cocooning," a
1980s coinage generally attributed to marketing consultant and trend-spotter
Faith Popcorn.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Guruvayur Devaswom to file IT returns by July 15
T. Ramavarman

GURUVAYUR: Guruvayur Devaswom has assured the Income Tax (IT) authorities
that tax returns of the Devaswom for the last 10 years will be filed by July
15. Devaswom sources told The Hindu here that the chartered accountants firm
that had been appointed auditor of the Devaswom had communicated this to the
IT department. Income-Tax authorities have, in turn, agreed that they would
not proceed on the notices issued to the banks that have accepted deposits
from the Devaswom. The IT Department had earlier warned the banks of
punitive action for not deducting TDS on the deposits of the Guruvayur
Devaswom, as it did not have IT exemption.

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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Passport of Mr. Raghavan Rameshan Vadakkamalayil (No. A-2804930) has been found at the parking area of Dammam International Airport

From: "Das, Hari (Dammam)" <Hari.Das@sgs.com

To: Thomas Kattapuram <t_kattapuram@hotmail.com

CC: "Sankaran, Raman (Dammam)" <Raman.Sankaran@sgs.com, "Varghese, Daniel

(Dammam)" <Daniel.Varghese@sgs.com

Subject: FW: [sangamamdammam] Fw: Passport Found

Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 07:44:41 +0200

Passport of Mr. Raghavan Rameshan Vadakkamalayil (No. A-2804930) has

been found at the parking area of Dammam International Airport

yesterday. The records show that he came with a fresh visa of Heavy

Driver and traveled from Kochi to Dammam. The address given in the

passport is as follows: Kerala, Veelkunnathil, Pulikkunnu, Punchavayal,

Kottayam.

If any of you have idea about the above mentioned person, please advise

him to contact Mr. Mohammed Haneefa (Mobile: 050 132 9258).

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

daily

On The Pakistan-Iran-India Gas Pipeline

As reports come in of India, Iran and Pakistan setting up a joint working
group to take forward the pipeline project to bring Iranian gas to India,
the United States is stepping up its pressure to scuttle the project. The
US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, has conveyed to the Pakistani Foreign
Minister that the project could violate the Iran and Libya sanctions Act.
This blatant pressure by the United States should be rejected by both India
and Pakistan.

The Prime Minister, during his visit to Washington next month, must convey
India's stand that it will not give up this project due to American
pressure.

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Mohammad Ali Jinnah
JAMMU: "Aey sarzameen-i-pak Zarrey terey hein aaj sitaron sey tabnak Roshan
heh kehkashan sey kahin aaj teri khak."("Oh land of Pakistan, each particle
of yours is being illuminated by stars. Even your dust has been brightened
like a rainbow."')
These are lines from Pakistan's first national anthem - written by Jagannath
Azad, a Lahore-based Hindu, acceding to the wishes of Mohammad Ali Jinnah,
the country's founder and first Governor-General.
http://www.hindu.com/2005/06/19/stories/2005061907400100.htm

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Bar of soap sells for 10,000 pounds

Tuesday, 21 June , 2005, 00:51

Basel, Switzerland: Perhaps the oddest piece of work at Art Basel is a
bar of soap, displayed on a square of black velvet, purportedly made from
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's fat, removed during liposuction.

Gianni Monti's work called 'Clean Hands' -- the title is a play on the
name of an anti-Mafia group -- sold in less than an hour for 15,000 euros
(10,000 pounds) to a private Swiss collector, according to Monti's Galerie
Nicola von Senger of Zurich.

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Forwarded message ----------
From: from_tz@yahoo.com>
Date: Jun 22, 2005 12:55 PM
Subject: Pappu & Ravan

Once pappu started praying ravan and after 1 year Ravan was
very happy from the bhakti of Pappu.
Then Ravan decides to
give 3 vardan's to Pappu.
Ravan: "say vatsa what u want"
Pappu: "i want 100 vardan's "
Ravan: "but i can give u only 3 varas"
Pappu: "but i want 100 vardan's"
Ravan: "no child thats not possible "
Pappu: "no i wants 100 means 100"
Ravan: "no i can give u only 3 if u wants then take or else i m going ."
Pappu: "ok but what 3 i will ask u will give me definetly?"
Ravan: "sure its promise from rakshas raj
ravana"
Pappu: "1st vardan, convert urs GADA on shoulder to wodden
bamboo stick"
Ravan: "tathastu" and his gada turns into a stick.
Pappu: "second var, put that stick in ur as*hole"..deep inside..!!
Ravan: (confused but........)"tathastu" and in great pain
asks pappu to ask for the third vardan asap...
Pappu: "now are you giving me rest 97 varas or should i
convert that stick again to GADA ??"

Husband and wife are waiting at the bus stop with their nine children.
A blind man joins them after a few minutes. When the bus arrives,
they find it overloaded and only the wife and the nine kids
are able to fit onto the bus.
So the husband and the blind man decide to walk.
After a while, the husband gets irritated by the ticking of the stick
of the blind man as he taps it on the sidewalk, and says to him,
"Why don't you put a piece of rubber at the end of your stick?
That ticking sound is driving me crazy."
The blind man replies, "If you would've put a rubber
at the end of YOUR stick, we'd be riding the bus ... so shut the hell up."

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Monday, June 13, 2005

14 june 2005 / Anand floors Kasimdzhanov / NASA gives Indian names to rocks on Mars / One nation, uninsured / Budget airlines may fold-up soon

Anand floors Kasimdzhanov

NEW DELHI: Viswanathan Anand produced two brilliantly-crafted victories with
white pieces to overwhelm World champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov 2.5-1.5 and won
the Ciudad de Leon rapid chess title in Leon, Spain on Sunday.

After suffering a reverse in the opening game of the four-game title-match,
Anand bounced back to annihilate the Uzbek in just 33 moves of Sicilian
Najdorf. Anand dominated the proceedings, offered a piece on the kingside
and launched the decisive attack.

The third game in Sicilian Paulsen was drawn after 68 moves and it was left
to Anand to take the initiative with white pieces to claim the title ahead
of the five-minute blitz tie-break games. The Indian was again in his
element after a sedate opening phase in Ruy Lopez. Once the queens were off
the board on the 26th move, Anand came up with a stunning knight sacrifice
for three queenside pawns to give a dramatic twist to the proceedings.

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NASA gives Indian names to rocks on Mars

KOLKATA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given
Indian names to certain types of rocks on Mars, a senior geologist on the
American agency's Mars Mission said on Monday.

``We shall disclose the names soon after NASA gives clearance to make this
classified information public,'' planetary geologist Amitabha Ghosh, now on
a tour to India, told PTI.

The rocks were named in consultation with Indian geophysicists and
astrophysicists.

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One nation, uninsured

HARRY TRUMAN tried to create a national health insurance system. Public
opinion was initially on his side: Jill Quadagno's book, One Nation,
Uninsured, tells us that in 1945, 75 per cent of Americans favoured national
health insurance. If Truman had succeeded, universal coverage for everyone,
not just the elderly, would today be an accepted part of the social
contract.

But Truman failed. Special interests, especially the American Medical
Association and Southern politicians who feared that national insurance
would lead to racially integrated hospitals, triumphed.

Sixty years later, the patchwork system that evolved in the absence of
national health insurance is unravelling. The cost of health care is
exploding, the number of uninsured is growing, and corporations that still
provide employee coverage are groaning under the strain.

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Budget airlines may fold-up soon

KUALA LUMPUR: Stiff competition and rising fuel prices will force a
shake-out among Asia's budget airlines, and some are likely to be
permanently grounded, analysts say.

The success of Malaysia's AirAsia, Southeast Asia's biggest low-cost
carrier, has sparked a slew of other budget operators to take to the skies,
including spin-offs from major airlines which scrambled to cash in on the
phenomenon.

But after a tremendous start which revolutionised travel in the region, a
changing business environment may mean an end to the boom, as happened in
Europe where no-frills carriers suffered a bloodbath that only the strongest
survived. "Competition is tough. I foresee a drop-out soon," OSK Research
aviation analyst Chris Eng said.

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Sunday, June 12, 2005

12 June 2005

 
 
ON THIS DAY
 * 1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption *
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is barred from holding office for six years after she being found guilty of electoral corruption.

But Mrs Gandhi rejected calls to resign and announced plans to appeal to the Supreme Court.

The verdict was delivered by Mr Justice Sinha at Allahabad High Court. It came almost four years after the case was brought by Raj Narain, the premier's defeated opponent in the 1971 parliamentary election.

Mrs Gandhi, who gave evidence in her defence during the trial, was found guilty of dishonest election practices, excessive election expenditure, and of using government machinery and officials for party purposes.

The judge rejected more serious charges of bribery against her.

Mrs Gandhi began an appeal against her conviction for corrupt electoral practices.

When opponents threatened to start a campaign of civil disobedience in protest at her refusal to resign, she controversially declared a state of emergency, claiming there was a plot to disrupt democracy.

Thousands were arrested, including about 20 MPs, and the Indian media was censored.

In August 1975 the Lok Sabha passed legislation to clear Gandhi of her corruption convictions retroactively.

She continued to lead her country until 1977, and then again from 1980 until 1984, when she was assassinated by two of her bodyguards.


 


----- Original Message -----
From: Varghese Yohannan
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 7:42 PM
Subject: Technology

TECHNOLOGY

1. Home is where you hang your @
  2. The E-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.
  3. A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click
  4. You can't teach a new mouse old clicks
  5. Great groups from little icons grow.
  6. Speak softly and carry a cellular phone.
  7. C:\ is the root of all evils.
  8. Don't put all your hypes in one home page.
  9. Pentium wise; pen and paper foolish.
10. The modem is the message.
11. Too many clicks spoil the browse.
12. The geek shall inherit the earth.
13. A chat has nine lives.
14. Don't byte off more than you can view.
15. Fax is stranger than fiction.
16. What boots up must come down.
17. Windows will never cease.
18. In Gates we trust (and our tender is legal).
19. Virtual reality is its own reward.
20. Modulation in all things.
21. A user and his leisure time are soon parted.
22. There's no place like <
http://www.home.com>
23. Know what to expect before you connect.
24. Oh, what a tangled website we weave when first we practice.
25. Speed thrills.
26. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
   Teach him to use the Net and he won't bother you for months.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Narendran, Sailan Palliyil
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 2:29 PM
Subject: FW: "Generate" your own Computer Science papers.]


 
http://www.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/scigen/

This is amazingly funny. A program that randomly generates Computer Science
research papers. Just go thru one sample, you'll be rolling on the floor!
And
whats even more funny is that it actually got accepted to a Conference!!!!

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The Word of the Day is:

quincunx \KWIN-kunks\ noun

: an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each
corner and one in the middle


Example sentence:
The tables were arranged in a quincunx, with the hosting family at the
center table and guests at the four corner tables.

Did you know?
In ancient Rome a "quincunx" was a coin whose name comes from the Latin
roots "quinque," meaning "five," and "uncia," meaning "one twelfth." The
weight of the coin equaled five twelfths of a "libra," a unit of weight
similar to today's pound. The ancients used a pattern of five dots arranged
like the spots on dice as a symbol for the coin, and English speakers
applied the word to arrangements similar to that distinctive five-dot mark.
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1964: Nelson Mandela jailed for life
The leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has been jailed for life for sabotage.

Seven other defendants, including the former secretary-general of the banned African National Congress (ANC), Walter Sisulu, were also given life prison sentences.

Crowds gathered silently outside the court building in Pretoria's Church Square waiting for the verdict to be handed down. Hundreds of police patrolled the area.

The Rivonia trial - named after the suburb of Johannesburg where the defendants were arrested - began eight months ago, with Mandela, 46, and his co-defendants proudly confessing their guilt to plotting to destroy the South African state by sabotage.

As members of the ANC - the main African nationalist movement - they have campaigned for an end to the oppression of black South Africans.

But the movement was banned in 1960 following the Sharpeville massacre and campaigners decided they had no choice but to resort to violent means.

Struggle for equal rights

Mandela - a lawyer by training - told the court earlier: "I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites."

His co-accused included: Walter Sisulu, Dennis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Mosoaledi, Andrew Alangeni - all ANC officials and Ahmed Kathrada, the former leader of the Indian National Congress.

Lawyer for the defendants, Harold Hansen QC said: "These accused represent the struggle of their people for equal rights. Their views represent the struggle of the African people for the attainment of equal rights for all races in this country."

But the judge, President Quartus de Wet, said he was not convinced by their claim to have been motivated by a desire to alleviate the grievances of the African people in this country.

Judge de Wet said: "People who organise revolution usually plan to take over the government as well through personal ambition."

However, he stopped short of the imposing the supreme penalty of death.

The convicted men were cheered as they left court in a police lorry. The crowd was dispersed without any serious incident.

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Gmail Tip #5: The 'Plus' Side of Gmail

Like many Email providers, Gmail supports the standard "plus" addressing scheme. But just what is it, and how can it help me?

The "plus" method of addressing lets you add additional words to your account name (the "left side" of your email address.) For example, if your email address is "john.doe@gmail.com", you could add "+club" when you give your email address to members of a club to which you belong. So, your email address would now be "john.doe+club@gmail.com". But why would you want to do this? Think of the "plus" word as an extra "keyword" or "tag" that you can use to better manage your messages.

Using our example, say you email an invitation to your friends in a club asking them to rsvp to the invitaion. You ask them to reply to "john.doe+nope@gtmail.com" when sending you a responseif they don't want to come, and reply to "john.doe+ofcourse@gmail.com". Assuming they follow your directions, You can then set up a Gmail Filters to automatically route emails to specific Labels based on the addresses. It's a simple example, but the uses can be numerous.

Another use is when you are shopping online. When asked for an email address, use something like "john.doe+amazon@gmail.com". That way, whenever you get future emails addressed to that address, you'll know that it's either from Amazon directly or from someone to whom they sold your email address. This can be a somewhat effctive way to track spam. Just be aware that not all email systems recognize or accept "plus" addresses. In fact, some spammers even strip it out completely, but it's a cool tool, none the less. THe best way is to just try it and see if it works for your application!

complete tips at http://g04.com/misc/GmailTipsComplete.html

Thursday, June 09, 2005

09 June 05

We could have concrete evidence against Jet (India)' / Mad rush for Re-1 air
plan / Advani's statement about Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah / Nokia
Mobile Phone [Reserve Battery & Emergecy No.] / Civil Contracting Est
looking for an experienced Civil Engineer & Architect /

'We could have concrete evidence against Jet (India)'

Lalit K Jha (HindustanTimes.com)

The head of the Jet Airways Inc, which has made allegations against the Jet
Airways (India) before the US Department of Transportation that it had links
with global terrorist organizations, has said her company was now in
possession of concrete evidence against the private Indian airliner.

"We are in the process of completing our independent investigations against
Jet Airways (India). We would make these documents public, as soon as our
investigations are over," Nancy M Heckerman, the chief executive officer and
president Jet Airways Inc. told HindustanTimes.com.

The statement comes in the wake of the Jet Airways (India) announcing that
it would file a defamation case against the American airlines for levying,
what it claimed as baseless, unsupported, offensive and defamatory
allegations against it and chairman Naresh Goyal.

Stating that her company stood by what she said in the objection petition
before the US Department of Transportation against the Jet Airways India,
Heckerman said: "We have been doing our own independent investigation. Soon,
we intend to come out with very substantial documented things in support of
what we have been saying all along for quite some time now. It is only now
that the media has come to know about all this."

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Mad rush for Re-1 air plan

Deccan offer leads to closed counters, jammed phones, website

MUMBAI, JUNE 7: As a special Air Deccan scheme for tickets at Re 1 opened
today, the Mumbai airport was besieged by crowds that descended on the
domestic terminal, some reaching as early as 5 am. Others frantically
dialled the call centre number while many others logged on to the official
website.

However, customers were greeted with a 'Closed' sign at the airline's
counter. Others complained that the call centre number was constantly busy
and that the website displayed nothing but an advertisement. The lucky ones,
though, managed to skirt the rush to grab some of the 2,000 tickets on
offer.

Captain Gopinath, Air Deccan's MD, admitted: ''The system collapsed because
we did not anticipate so many hits.'' But he offered some consolation to
those who returned disappointed. ''There are still a few tickets available.
We are trying to revive the system and once that happens, these tickets will
be up for sale.''

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L.K. Advani's statement about Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's espousal of
secularism hangs precariously on a single quote, taken from Jinnah's
Presidential speech to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, delivered on
August 11, 1947.
In the speech, Jinnah said: "You are free; you are free to go to your
temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship
in the state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed -
that has nothing to do with the business of the state ... you will find that
in course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to
be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith
of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the state."

Jinnah's early discomfort with Islamic orthodoxy is a well-documented fact,
and so is his lack of acceptability among the Muslim masses.

But the spiralling demand for Pakistan between 1940 and 1947 had transformed
Jinnah as a staunch advocate of Pakistan and a communalist. It also changed
the fortunes of the Muslim League for the better.

While the ire of the sangh parivar against Mr. Advani is understandable, it
has more to do with Mr. Advani's apology for the demolition of the Babri
Masjid than his remarks on Jinnah.

also :- Unlike Jinnah, Nehru was not given to invective. His pet phrase was
"fantastic nonsense". Neither was Vallabhbhai Patel. His forte was the
cutting retort and heavy sarcasm. When a ruler of an Indian state threatened
to support the British if the Congress pushed him hard, Patel retorted:
"That does not surprise me. When the Moghuls were ruling you gave them your
daughters to preserve your thrones".
As Home Minister, he had no qualms about reading letters intercepted by the
Intelligence Bureau. Neither had Nehru, for that matter. On March 4, 1949,
Patel wrote to Nehru, while forwarding the copy of a letter from Ashutosh
Lahiri to V.D. Savarkar. It referred to the beautiful Sharaddha Mata's claim
that she was "in active contact with you for the purpose of changing your
mental outlook". Tongue firmly in cheek, Patel asked Nehru: "I should like
to know if you have experienced any influence of the ethereal inspiration
and whether the new contact has been responsible for any new development"
(Sardar Patel's Correspondence; ed. Durga Das; Vol. 8, page 116).
It must not be left unsaid. Decline in elegant invective reflects decline in
the calibre and literary equipment of politicians; in India as well as
elsewhere.

[Invective in politics , A.G. NOORANI , Frontline]

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Received from Firdos Khan

Nokia Mobile Phone.

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Call and you don't have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with reserve
Battery.

* To activate, key is *3370# your mobile will restart with this Reserve and
your instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This Reserve will get
charged when you charge your cell next time.

(2). The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112.

* If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there
is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to
establish the emergency number for you. And interestingly, this number 112
can be dialed even while the keypad is locked. Try it out!
[THIS WORKS ON ALL MOBILE PHONES]

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Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 03:41:46 -0700 (PDT)
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Dubai experiences major power outage

By Kelly Crane and Basam Zaza , Staff reporters

Dubai: Dubai was thrown into chaos following a major power cut which
brought the city to a standstill.
Air conditioning units stopped, traffic lights went dead and emergency
generators kicked into action as the effects took their toil.

The power went down at 9.50am from Jebel Ali to Deira and Bur Dubai.

Police officers were out in force at the major interchanges and
roundabouts as vehicles battled their way through un-signaled junctions.

One motorist said: "Trade Centre Roundabout was a complete nightmare.
"There were cars coming from all directions and it was very dangerous."




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Sunday, June 05, 2005

06 june 05 / Minor planet named after Indian student / Saddam to face only 12 charges /There's No Oil Deal With US, Says Kingdom

Minor planet named after Indian student

MUMBAI: In a rare honour, an Indian student will share the space in the galaxy with eminent scientists such as Einstein and Madam Curie, as the Linear Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S. has named a minor planet, 17095, after him.

The planet, discovered by MIT, has been named "Mahadik Planet" after Bhushan Mahadik, an alumni of Fr. Agnel Junior College at Navi Mumbai, Principal of the college Fr. S. Almeida told PTI here on Sunday.

Mahadik, now now pursuing undergraduate studies in Berkley, U.S. in recognition of his achievement as a finalist in 2003 in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held at Ohio, U.S., Fr. Almeida said.

Minor planets comprise material left over from formation of the solar system, most likely that never coalesced into a planet because of Jupiter's gravitational influence.

Ever since the first minor planet was discovered in 1801 and named "Ceres" after the Roman Goddess, about 20 per cent of the current minor planets have received a name.

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Saddam to face only 12 charges
 
Agencies
Baghdad: Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein is likely to face just 12 charges when he is tried for crimes against humanity later in the year.

A spokesman for the Iraqi government said there were more than 500 potential cases being brought against Saddam, but that there would be little point in pursuing them all.

"There is no reason to waste time in dealing with them all," said government spokesman Leith Kubba.

"We are completely confident that the 12 fully documented charges that have been brought against him are more than sufficient to ensure he receives the maximum sentence," Kubba told journalists.

Saddam is accused of committing a string of crimes against humanity during over two decades in power.

Charges include the 1988 chemical attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja, the forceful repression of the 1991 Shiite rebellion and the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

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There’s No Oil Deal With US, Says Kingdom
P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News
 

JEDDAH, 6 June 2005 — Saudi Arabia has not signed any long-term agreement with Washington for supplying the United States with oil at fixed prices, according to Majed Al-Muneef, adviser to the minister of petroleum and mineral resources.

Addressing a seminar organized by the Council of Saudi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh, he said the reports about oil deals with the US were baseless. “Oil prices are fixed by companies mediating between producers and consumers,” he explained.

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