Danger in the dark – Bangalore

July 27, 2006

Here aresome of the accident occured in recent past, city is going to loose its charm!!

June 24: At 11.30pm, four men stopped a software engineer on Hosur Road, punched him in the face and made away with Rs 500, his gold ring, watch and mobile.

June 24 : At 9.30pm, Sunil Kumar, a businessman, was returning to New Byappanahalli, when three men snatched his bag containing Rs 1 lakh at knife point.

June 28: A man driving was stopped at HIG Colony by two men, who threatened him, and robbed him of cash and valuables amounting to Rs 35,000.

July 1 : Two men waylaid a motorcyclist, slapped him and robbed him of his gold chain and mobile worth Rs 24,000, near Hebbal.

July 6 : Pretending to ask for directions, three armed men threatened a man on Eagle Street near Richmond Road and stole his mobile phone.

July 6: Four men assaulted a man who had asked for a lift in their SUV on Old Madras Road, and robbed him of cash.

July 12 : At 9pm, a 17-yearold student had returned a DVD to a store on Church Street and walked to Museum Road to catch an auto. He was accosted by two young men who accused him of being a part of a rowdy gang. He handed over his phone to them to ‘make a call’ to verify their claims. They disappeared with his phone.

July 13 : An auto driver threatened his passenger at gun point near Magadi Road and robbed him of the gold he had just bought.

July 16 : Four men waiting for a bus to Kolar were assaulted and robbed by five men who came in a van near Krishnarajapuram.

July 19: A couple was attacked with chilli powder at a coffee house on 18th cross, Malleswaram, and robbed of their mobiles.

July 21 : A couple was attacked at an ice-cream parlour in Vyalikaval with chilli powder, and robbed of their mobiles worth Rs 35,000.
and the list continues….

Source:Indiatimes


14 tips to keep your laptops fit

July 27, 2006

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  1. Do not place the notebook on uneven or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing has been damaged.
  2. Do not place or drop objects on top of the notebook and do not shove any foreign objects into the notebook PC.
  3. Do not press or touch the display panel.
  4. Do not place together with small items that may scratch or enter the notebook PC.
  5. Do not expose to or use near liquids, rain or moisture.
  6. Do not use the modem during an electrical storm.
  7. Do not expose to strong magnetic or electrical fields.
  8. Do not throw batteries in any fire as they may explode. Check local codes for special battery disposal instructions.
  9. Do not leave the notebook PC on your lap or any part of the body while it is turned ON or is charging in order to prevent discomfort or injury from heat exposure.
  10. Do not expose to extreme temperatures below 0�C (32�F), otherwise the notebook PC may not boot.
  11. Do not expose to extreme temperatures above 50�C (122�F) or to direct sunlight.
  12. Do not block the fan vents!
  13. Input rating: Must only receive power input of 19VDC, 3.42A (65W).
  14. Safe temperature: This notebook PC should only be used in environments with ambient temperatures between 0�C (32�F) and 35�C (95�F).

Source:Rediff


Americans perfer Laptops during vacations…

July 25, 2006

The number of Americans who work during their vacations has nearly doubled in the last decade, with the laptop computer replacing the cellular phone as the most useful tool for working on holiday.

Some 43 percent of office workers said they work on vacation, compared with 23 percent in a survey taken in 1995, said the poll conducted for Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Steelcase Inc., a designer and maker of office furniture.

Overall, roughly one in four employees said they spent three or more hours working during vacation. Most said they were committed to the job or had a pressing assignment, while 10 percent cited an inability to relax until things were taken care of.


Live longer with an occasional drink: Study

July 25, 2006

Older adults who consume one to seven alcoholic beverages a week may live longer with reduced risk of cardiac ailments than those who do not drink, according to a latest study.

The study, by a team led by Cinzia Maraldi of the University of Florida, showed that when compared with teetotallers or occasional drinkers, those who drank lightly to moderately had a 26 percent lower risk of death over all and an almost 30 percent lower risk of cardiac events.

The findings of the study have been published in the latest issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

It has also found that light to moderate alcohol intake reduces levels of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6, compounds that circulate in the blood due to inflammation.


Top 10 Email Marketing Must-Dos

July 19, 2006

I found something quite interesting over the net, so thought of sharing it with you all about the Top 10 E-mail Marketing Mus Dos, I am writing down couple of them right over here but would recommend you all to go the Original source of this artice. I am sure you be able to get lot more topics related to the E-mail Marketing (Hope so you belong to same department i.e sales and marketing)

1. Get relevant– dive into personalization and segmentation.

2. Resolve or minimize deliverability and rendering issues.

3. Redesign email messages for the inbox and for users who view them in the preview pane and block images.

4. Optimize the beginning of the email relationship.

5. Get on the permission train.

Click here to read entire article.


Pre-departure briefing for studying in the UK

July 18, 2006

What: The British Council invites students who have received an offer of admission from UK institutions for a pre-departure briefing for all the information required to prepare for student life in the UK.

When: July 19

Time: 1.30 pm to 6 pm

Venue
The Regal Room
Hilton Towers (formerly Oberoi Towers)
Nariman Point
Mumbai

Details

Students get an opportunity to ask questions and clear doubts on student visa and immigration issues from the officers of the visa section of the British Deputy High Commission.

The briefing will cover advice on all that you need to do immediately after you receive the letter of admission from a UK institution and before you leave for the UK. This includes:

  • Student visa application and immigration
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Working part-time
  • Health
  • Finances

~ Select UK alumni will share their experience of studying in the UK.

How to register

For further information and registration, contact the British Council officials at:

Phone: (022) 22790172

A nominal registration fee will be charged.

Address
British Council
C Wing, II Floor
Nariman Point
Mumbai

Phones: (022) 22790111, 09820074195

e-mail: anasuya.kesavan@in.britishcouncil.org

Web site: http://www.britishcouncil.org/india.htm

Source:Rediff


Want to improve your self-confidence

July 18, 2006

What: The Indo-American Society, Mumbai, is conducting a Personality Development course and a Public Speaking course.

Where: Indo-American Society, Fort, Mumbai

When: July 24 to 29

Details

Personality Development Course

Course topics

  • What is Personality?
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Overcoming Shyness
  • Developing Good Communication Skills
  • Listening Skill
  • Motivation
  • Building a Strong Self-image
  • The Art of Solving Problems
  • Developing a Good Self Esteem
  • Goal Setting and Planning for the Future

Public Speaking Course

Course topics

  • Self Confidence � Avoid Nervousness
  • Joy/ Ease and Authority
  • Sincerity and Credibility
  • Enthusiasm and Energy
  • Enhancing leadership qualities
  • Fundamentals of clear expression
  • Text and subtext in Public Speaking
  • Stage Presence and Visual aspects of Public Speaking
  • Tone and Vocal aspects of Public Speaking
  • Language and Verbal aspects of Public Speaking

Fee: Rs 3,367

How to register?

~ Please contact Rashmi/ Geetanjali to register.

Phones:

Fort: (022) 22074882, 22074883

Mulund: (022) 32622258, 32622561

Address

Indo-American Society
Kitab Mahal
5-D Sukhadwala Marg
Fort
Mumbai — 400 001

Source: Rediff