Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hindu Zionism, Book by Zaid Hamid of Brass Tack

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Zaid Hamid the Defence Analyst, who recently disclosed the facts related to Mumbai Drama (inside job by Hindu Fundamentalists) has just released book titled Hindu Zionism. The book is published by Brass Tacks, Zaid Hamids own Defence think tank. It would be a great chance for People of Pakistan , the west and India to look closely at the increasing new force under Hindustan banner. Starting with the Killing of their own leader Gandhi at the hands of Hindu Mahasabah to the present Mumbai Crisis, the book is expected to unveil new face of terrorim and fundamentalists, threatning the world.

A book named Hindu Zionism written by prominent defence and political analyst Zaid Hamid has published under the auspices of Brass Tacks, a Think Tank, says a press release.

Zaid Hamid besides giving his acute analysis of the world geo politics also sheds light on the invigorating forces in the second season which have influenced Hindu Zionism. Its conclusions are sure to amaze the readers.

Besides this Brass Tacks have also published booklets being written by Zaid Hamid on war on terror, religious and sectarian terrorism, Jewish and Christian Zionism, Pakistan Aik Ishq, Aik Janoon and Pakistan, Afghan relations - a historical debacle.

Prose writer Yousaf Alamgirian who has written the flap of the book has declared the effort as splendid and a great service to the nation and Ummah.

Books and booklets are available on strategic bookshops in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Source: http://geotauaisay.com/2009/01/hindu-zionism-book-by-zaid-hamid-of-brass-tack/

From: izlamabad@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Adeel Ayub


Openings in Nestle Pakistan Ltd and Four Brothers Group Pakistan

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Openings in Nestle Pakistan Ltd

http://careermidway.com/jobs/Nestle-Pakistan-Ltd/556.php

Openings in Four Brothers Group Pakistan

http://careermidway.com/jobs/Four-Brothers-Group-Pakistan/402.php

From: izlamabad@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Developer5336


Pakistan’s Space Agency

Pakistan will launch its first indigenously developed communications satellite on August 14, 2011, from a facility in China.Speaking to Dawn, Dr Mohammad Riaz Suddle, the director of the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission’s (Suparco) satellite research and development centre in Lahore, said the satellite’s life span will be 15 years.Responding to a question, Dr Suddle said the satellite would be launched at a longitude of 38 degrees in geostationary orbit on the equatorial plane at an altitude of 36,000km above the Earth’s surface.

Space Agency Pakistan

Paksat-1R will carry a communications payload to facilitate the introduction of a range of new services, including broadband internet, digital TV distribution/broadcasting, remote/rural telephony, emergency communications, tele-education and tele-medicine.

The contract for Pakis- tan Communication Satellite (Paksat-1R) was signed between Suparco and China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a Chinese firm, on October 15, 2008, in Beijing, during President Asif Zardari’s visit to China.

Work on the execution of the contract began soon after, and is progressing as scheduled, according to Dr Suddle. He did not reveal the cost of the project, but said the contract involves various other projects, including infrastructure, and therefore it is difficult to put an exact cost on the satellite itself. Continue Reading...

From: izlamabad@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Adeel Ayub

Helping hands are better than Praying Lips

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Not liking the food you have daily???? .......................................................................................How about some pizza?
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No??? Ok....... Pasta?

No?? .. How about Taco?

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Not in taco mood today? ... ok.. Trying this Mexican Food?
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No again? No probs.. we have more choice..
Hmmmmmmm.. chinise??????? J
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Burgersssssss????????
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Ok.. lets try Indian.. J
South Indian Food?
Naaaaa??? North Indian?
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Junk food mood?
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Or some diet food today?
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The choice we have is endless.......
Tiffin?
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Non-Veg?
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Large Quantity?
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Or just some bites of chicken?
You can have any of these... or try out little from all...

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They just need some food to survive..

Think of them next time you throw the cafeteria food saying, its not tasty!!

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Think of them next time you say .. Roti here is too hard to eat...

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Please DO NOT WASTE food

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REMEMBER SAWAT IDPs

If you have a function/party at your home in Pakistan and food gets wasted , don't hesitate to call Edhi . They will come and collect the food.

From: Wajeeha Erum

Importance of having Breakfast...

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From: Maheen Aali
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Breakfast can help prevent strokes, heart attack and sudden death. Advice on not to skip breakfast!
Healthy living.. For those who always skip breakfast, you should stop that habit now! You've heard many times that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Now, recent research confirms that one of the worst practices you can develop may be avoiding breakfast. Why?
Because the frequency of heart attack, sudden death, and stroke peaks between 6: 00a.m. and noon, with the highest incidence being between 8: 00a.m. and 10:00a.m.What mechanism within the body could account for this significant jump in sudden death in the early
morning hours? We may have an Answer. Platelet, tiny elements in the blood that keep us from bleeding to Death if we get a cut, can clump together inside our arteries due to Cholesterol or plaque buildup in the artery lining. It is in the morning hours that platelets become the most activated and tend to form these internal blood clots at the greatest frequency.

However, eating even a very light breakfast prevents the morning platelet activation that is associated with heart attacks and strokes. Studies performed at Memorial University in St.Johns,  Newfoundland found that eating a light, very low-fat breakfast was critical in modifying the morning platelet activation. Subjects in the study consumed either low-fat or fat-free yogurt, orange juice, fruit, and a source of protein coming from yogurt or fat-free milk. So if you skip breakfast, it's important that you change this practice immediately in light of this research.
Develop a simple plan to eat cereal, such as oatmeal or Bran Flakes, along with six ounces of grape juice or orange juice, and perhaps a piece of fruit. This simple plan will keep your platelets from sticking together, keep blood clots from forming, and perhaps head off a potential Heart Attack or stroke. So never ever skip breakfast 

Recent openings in different companies

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Recent openings in different companies around Pakistan

http://careermidway.com/jobs/recent-vacancy-posting/page/1

From: Javed


Pakistanis Posted More Google Map Data than Any Other Country Counterparts

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Pakistan netizens are posting more localized information and data to the Google’s ‘map maker’ than the web users of any of the 160 countries, said Mr. Lalit Katragadda, the founder of Google Map Maker.

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From: Pro Pakistani


18 Beautiful Places To Visit In Your Lifetime!

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Today I would like to share the best 18 Beautiful Places I love to Visit,I am not giving any rating to all of it because nature don’t need any rating :)

Here I am gone share with you:

Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon is the steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in Arizona State of United States. The powerful sources that cause an impact on the Grand Canyon is erosion, first is by water and second is by wind. Nearly 5 million people visit the 1 mile deep Grand Canyon every year. Planning a vacation to the Grand Canyon national park provides a great relief for you and your family. The best time to visit Grand Canyon is during the summer, fall and mild spring, but most locals agree that winter is the great time to visit. There are various camp grounds both on the top and floor of the Grand Canyon. Camping at the floor of the Grand Canyon needs a permit from the country office.

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From: izlamabad@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Adeel Ayub


Join The Quest For Pakistan's Best Employers

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Flight of the Falcon - Story of a Fighter Pilot

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When the mainstream biographies by civil and military bureaucrats in Pakistan tend to be tedious rationalizations of their stay in the corridors of power, including military dictatorships, Air Commodore Sajad Haider’s book, “Flight of the Falcon” breaks this mode. Newly launched by Vanguard Books, it is a most fascinating study of not only Haider’s interesting and adventurous life but also of the Pakistan Air Force itself. Sajad Haider has always been outspoken with a “no-holds barred” approach to life and his life story reflects this most vividly, with his near-death encounters while flying as well as his turbulent times fighting against an unjust court martial which eventually exonerated him. Interesting anecdotes abound in the book reflecting different facets of Haider’s life in the PAF – including his run-in with the Shah of Iran in Washington, his unfulfilled true love and other amusing flirtatious encounters.
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From: From: izlamabad@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Adeel Ayub

PTV Corporation is looking for Professionals

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Find openings of different sectors in PTV

http://careermidway.com/jobs/Pakistan/job/Positions-Available/2441.php

From: From: izlamabad@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Javed


Friday, May 29, 2009

Technical Support Executive Required

Job Description:

•Fresh graduates and Entry level applicants are encouraged to apply.

•Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science.

•Candidates should have an strong command of the English language - oral and written.

•Computer literate with above average typing skills.

•Must have computer troubleshooting knowledge (hardware, software, ISPs, Networking)

Skills Required:

Good Communication Skills

Ability to handle customers

careers@pk.link.net

Regards,

Faisal Ali

Deputy Manager Recruitment

LINKdotNET

P: +92 42 111600222 ext: 312 | C: +92 300 8421198 | F: +92 42 5940152

E: faisal.ali@pk.link.net W: www.link.net.pk 6-Awami Complex, Usman Block, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan


Tracking on Trail 3 in Margala Hills

Host: Nauman Khan

Type: Trips - Group Trip

Network: Global

Date: Friday, May 29, 2009

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Parking of Trail 3, opposite to F6

Street: Margala Road

City/Town: Islamabad, Pakistan

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Phone: 923005019028

Email: nauman.khan@bigfoot.com

Description

Tracking will start from parking of Trail 3, destination will be view point which is at 2km. Wear Caps and bring ur own bottle of water and some kind of backpack bag to carry it. Wear proper boots/joggers as the way is quite rocky.


Job Opportunity in Finance

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Title                            Business Controller

Location                     Lahore

Field                             Finance / Audit

Salary Range            50k to 60k

Experience                 5-7years relevant experience required

Qualification              CA (Inter / ACMA / ACCA

Responsibilities

·      Preparation of Project Budget.

·      Cost follow up for the budget.

·      Maintain the site bookkeeping records in recommended formats.

·      Prepare the financial reports for the management.

·      Handling of tax related issues.

·      Reconciliations with accounts & finance department on fortnightly basis.

·      Invoicing to customers and follow up.

·      Prepare the master vendor data for future references.

·      Follow up with vendors for invoices.

·      Make arrangements for the payments to vendors on time.

·      Create and maintain good relations with customers and vendors.

·      Create and maintain good relations with customers and vendors.

·      Preparation of monthly cash flows- actual and budgeted.

·      Responsible to arrange petty cash for site office expenses and their settlement.

·      Maintenance of record for the entire project.

·      Coordination of project accounting between head office and regional office.

·      To assist Project Manager in achieving the goals and objectives of management and set for Project installations.

Interested candidates, meeting requirements can mail resumes at sfahadali@gmail.com , mentioning position applied in subject line.

From: Syed Fahad Ali

Job Opportunities in Power Projects (Wärtsilä)

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Title Section Manager (Civil)

Location Lahore / Faisalabad

Field Project Management - IPP

Salary Range Open for Negotiation

Experience 7-10years relevant experience required

Qualification BE (Civil).

Responsibilities

· To plan and follow actions in his sector through the project for contractual requirements, time schedule, budget, design, progress, quality, commissioning and the handing over.

· To establish procedures in his sector with coordination among the client, consultants and subcontractors.

· To coordinate and provide general direction of the work and progress of the contractors.

· To follow the main schedule and prepare detailed time schedules, make updating, in connection with the other section managers, contractors and the client.

· To highlight the economical constructing and cost saving working procedures.

· To create and maintain good human relations at site.

· To arrange inspection of received material and goods at site.

· To review all invoices from subcontractors and suppliers.

· To make recommendations for changes in his sector if found necessary and maintain records of change orders, make notes and claims.

· To participate in weekly site meetings.

· To assure that materials and installations will be in accordance with the design, drawings, specifications and the contract, and to inspect the works for the final completion and acceptance by the client.

· To highlight and observe the quality control at site.

· To advise and support the client in planning, organizing and execution of tests.

· To highlight the environmental protection and spill prevention plan at site, make sure that oil, paints and chemicals, etc. are properly transported, protected and handled.

· To plan and organize safe inspections and test procedures, instruct and advise the supervisors and subcontractor to use accepted test and inspection methods and proper test equipment.

· To ensure and coordinate that all preparations and safety precautions are made for safe tests.

· To make sure that items in the punch list are minimized.

· Carry out any other job assigned to him form time to time.

Title Logistics Engineer

Location Lahore / Faisalabad

Field Project Management - IPP

Salary Range Open for Negotiation

Experience 4-7years relevant experience required

Qualification Graduation

Responsibilities

  • To plan and organize the logistics issues at the sites as well as be the contact person towards the custom broker, clients’ logistics representatives, Wärtsilä Finland logistics representatives etc.
  • Ensure that all the materials and transports are complete upon arrival at the site and thereafter safely stored taking also into account safety, environmental and occupational health issues.
  • Ensure that all handing over of the materials or parts to any party are properly recorded and mutually signed.
  • Keep record of storage list
  • Take part in local material logistics and transportation as well as customs clearance.
  • Take care of the materials at site and prepare a storage plan, arrange inspections of deliveries, storekeeping at site and handle the related documentation.
  • Investigate local forwarding agencies and inform the local network company about their applicability in future projects.
  • Develop cost-saving and safe storekeeping procedures for the site.
  • Approve any transport of materials from and to the site.

Title Commissioning Engineer

Location Lahore / Faisalabad

Field Project Management - IPP

Salary Range Open for Negotiation

Experience 4-7years relevant experience required

Qualification BE (Electrical / Mechanical)

Responsibilities

  • To instruct and observe for safe test and commissioning methods/ procedures.
  • To ensure that requested safety precautions are taken into use and that warning signs and instructions are installed.
  • To ensure that clients responsible person(s) will witness all tests and commissioning procedures.
  • To ensure that all tests, measuring and commissioning results will be documented according to Wärtsilä instructions and practice and that responsible person of the client will sign these documents.
  • To supervise the start-up and performance of the equipment during the various tests and commissioning procedures and give his assistance in solving the problems during the test period.
  • To instruct and teach the client in understanding the mechanical equipment/electrical drawings and diagrams for effect measuring and commissioning procedures.
  • To assist the client and subcontractor in planning, organizing and execution of all planned test and commissioning procedures and to ensure under his observation, smooth and reliable commissioning.
  • To highlight the environmental protection, make sure that oil, paints and chemicals and, etc. are properly stored, transported and handled to avoid any spillage or danger to personnel and property.
  • To assist the Site Manager in communicating with authorities involved with the commissioning.
  • To report to the Commissioning Manager/ Site Manager.
  • To perform start-up and tests of all equipment within the scope of the contract according to accepted test and commissioning methods and procedures.
  • To ensure that proper and calibrated measuring equipment having valid certificates will be used.
  • To check all units with their associated equipment according to Wärtsilä mechanical/ electrical test procedures prior to the first start-up.
  • To ensure that tests procedures meet requirements of technical specification and are carried out safely for personnel and property.
  • To give his advise and assist to site personnel of Wärtsilä and the client for start-up, test and commissioning procedures and time scheduling.
  • To highlight the economical constructing, commissioning and cost saving working procedures.
  • To create and maintain good human relations at site.

Title Section Manager (Electrical)

Location Lahore / Faisalabad

Field Project Management - IPP

Salary Range Open for Negotiation

Experience 7-10years relevant experience required

Qualification BE (Electrical).

Responsibilities

· To plan and follow actions in his sector through the project for contractual requirements, time schedule, budget, design, progress, quality, commissioning and the handing over.

· To establish procedures in his sector with coordination among the client, consultants and subcontractors.

· To coordinate and provide general direction of the work and progress of the contractors.

· To follow the main schedule and prepare detailed time schedules, make updating, in connection with the other section managers, contractors and the client.

· To highlight the economical constructing and cost saving working procedures.

· To create and maintain good human relations at site.

· To arrange inspection of received material and goods at site.

· To review all invoices from subcontractors and suppliers.

· To make recommendations for changes in his sector if found necessary and maintain records of change orders, make notes and claims.

· To participate in weekly site meetings.

· To assure that materials and installations will be in accordance with the design, drawings, specifications and the contract, and to inspect the works for the final completion and acceptance by the client.

· To highlight and observe the quality control at site.

· To advise and support the client in planning, organizing and execution of tests.

· To highlight the environmental protection and spill prevention plan at site, make sure that oil, paints and chemicals, etc. are properly transported, protected and handled.

· To plan and organize safe inspections and test procedures, instruct and advise the supervisors and subcontractor to use accepted test and inspection methods and proper test equipment.

· To ensure and coordinate that all preparations and safety precautions are made for safe tests.

· To make sure that items in the punch list are minimized.

· Carry out any other job assigned to him form time to time.

Title Project Engineer (Mechanical)

Location Lahore / Faisalabad

Field Project Management - IPP

Salary Range 40k to 50k

Experience 3-4years relevant experience required

Qualification BE (Mechanical).

Responsibilities

· Participate in customer / stakeholder negotiations when needed and maintain good customer / stakeholder relationships.

· Manages works under own responsibility area according to contract requirements.

· Plan the works with the total costs, schedule and customer needs in focus.

· Manage project activities according to contract / requirements together with external vendors and internal team members.

· To follow-up and report quality, use of resources, costs, schedule and scope of the responsibility area.

· Identify, mitigate, monitor and report risks in own responsibility area.

· Provide lessons learned initiatives for developing issues in own responsibility area.

· Participate in developing and maintaining of tools and methods in own responsibility area.

Title Section Manager (Mechanical)

Location Lahore / Faisalabad

Field Project Management - IPP

Salary Range Open for Negotiation

Experience 7-10years relevant experience required

Qualification BE (Mechanical).

Responsibilities

· To plan and follow actions in his sector through the project for contractual requirements, time schedule, budget, design, progress, quality, commissioning and the handing over.

· To establish procedures in his sector with coordination among the client, consultants and subcontractors.

· To coordinate and provide general direction of the work and progress of the contractors.

· To follow the main schedule and prepare detailed time schedules, make updating, in connection with the other section managers, contractors and the client.

· To highlight the economical constructing and cost saving working procedures.

· To create and maintain good human relations at site.

· To arrange inspection of received material and goods at site.

· To review all invoices from subcontractors and suppliers.

· To make recommendations for changes in his sector if found necessary and maintain records of change orders, make notes and claims.

· To participate in weekly site meetings.

· To assure that materials and installations will be in accordance with the design, drawings, specifications and the contract, and to inspect the works for the final completion and acceptance by the client.

· To highlight and observe the quality control at site.

· To advise and support the client in planning, organizing and execution of tests.

· To highlight the environmental protection and spill prevention plan at site, make sure that oil, paints and chemicals, etc. are properly transported, protected and handled.

· To plan and organize safe inspections and test procedures, instruct and advise the supervisors and subcontractor to use accepted test and inspection methods and proper test equipment.

· To ensure and coordinate that all preparations and safety precautions are made for safe tests.

· To make sure that items in the punch list are minimized.

· Carry out any other job assigned to him form time to time.

Interested candidates can apply at fahad.ali@wartsila.com, cc at sfahadali@gmail.com, mentioning position applied in subject line.

From: Syed Fahad Ali


Talk @ RCCI: Google Business Solutions & Internet Marketing.

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From: Badar Khushnood


Try this mathematical riddle

2+3=10  

7+2=63

6+5=66

8+4=96

then,

                           9+7=???????????

 

Highlight this line to c the answer - Ans: 144

From: Akbar Ali Syed


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Orascom Telecom Q1 Down on Currency Devaluations

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Egypt's Orascom Telecom has reported a 66 percent drop in its first-quarter profits to US$72 million - largely due to local currency devaluations against the US Dollar. Revenues dropped by 4 percent to US$1.2 billion.
In US$, revenues for Mobilink decreased by 1% in local currency vs. a decrease of 23% in US$, revenues for Tunisiana increased by 24% in local currency vs an increase of 3% in US$.
Total subscribers exceeded 80 million, an increase of 9% over March 2008, driven by an impressive growth performance in Egypt, up 31%, Bangladesh, up 30%, and Tunisia, which grew 13%. Subscriber growth in Algeria was weak as a result of a lengthy approval process for our promotion by the regulator.
Naguib Sawiris, Chairman and CEO of OTH, commented on the results: “The first quarter of 2009 confirmed our expectation that economic growth would slow further leading to a more challenging operating environment. OTH’s US$ revenue performance in Q1 was negatively impacted by currency devaluations in Algeria, Pakistan and Tunisia, which respectively lost 9%, 22% and 17% of their value over Q1 2008."
"We have started to implement our OPEX reduction program across all our main subsidiaries and we are on track to reduce OPEX in local currency by 7-9% vs the 2009 budget. The aim of these processes is to ensure OTH maintains a solid liquidity position that will allow it to weather the difficult credit market conditions without specific funding requirements."
The company is also looking at other measures, including the possible stock market listings of its operations in Algeria and Tunisia, along with already rumored merger with another operator in Bangladesh. The firm is also looking at tower sharing opportunities in Pakistan.
For its operations in the secretive North Korea, the company recorded revenues of US$4.46 million in the first quarter with 19,208 subscribers. The North Korean ARPU was a surprisingly high US$24.7, which is the second highest in the group, behind Lebanon.
Posted to the site on 27th May 2009
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/37683.php?s=h
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From: Khurram Naveed


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Latest Jobs in Islamabad

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Find latest jobs in Islamabad

http://careermidway.com/jobs/Pakistan/vacancies-in-Islamabad/page/1

From: izlamabad@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Developer5336


Mobile Phone History till 2002


Pakistani family makes room for 93 relatives in Swat refugee crisis

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By Saeed Shah in Malakand

Dr Mohammad Ayaz and his huge extended family were respectable professionals back in Swat but they were forced to flee with hundreds of thousands of others when the Pakistan army operation began earlier this month against the Taliban who had taken over the area. On Sunday the Pakistani interior ministry claimed that over 1,000 militants had been killed in the offensive so far.

Over 1 million from Swat and two adjoining districts, Dir and Buner, also subject to anti-Taliban operations, have run from their homes to become "internally displaced people". But over 90 per cent of them are staying with friends, family and in some cases strangers, not in the camps that have hurriedly sprouted to accommodate them.

"We are all poor now," said Dr Ayaz, surrounded by dozens of children of his siblings and cousins. "We are human beings, not animals. Give us back our self-respect, we are Pashtuns, we are Muslims, we cannot shed our self-respect."

The 93 family members are packed into five rooms, spread between two modest houses that belong to cousins in Malakand Top, a village just south of Swat. They said that have received no aid. Those living outside of camps have been largely ignored by aid agencies, the government and the media. But the plight of Dr Ayaz, whose family used in live in seven houses within a single compound in Saidu Sharif, Swat, is not unusual.

Huge families are now dependent on the charity of friends and family, who are often poor themselves. Aid workers warn that the situation is unsustainable and many of these refugees could be driven into the camps, as their hosts would not be able to cope with the financial burden for months on end. Across the North West Frontier Province, families are squeezing into one room, in order to cater for the deluge of desperate relatives who have descended on them.

In Jalala village, outside Mardan, the nearest major city to Swat, Alamgir Khan has come with 25 family members. They are being put up by an uncle in four rooms. He said that he had also been forced to borrow around R45,000 (£400), a considerable sum in Pakistan, from his uncle, to buy bedding, clothes and eating utensils.

"We came with nothing," said Mr Khan, 26. "They (our hosts) will get fed up with us eventually. Then I don't know what we'll do but I have faith in God that something will turn up for us."

The Pashtun people of Swat and the NWFP province, the same ethnic group that dominates Afghanistan, have proud traditions of hospitality. Without their generosity, the refugee influx from Swat would have been overwhelming. Aid agencies and the government are now trying to figure out a system to help those – the vast majority – who are being accommodated by friends and family.

There are distribution points where registered refugees who are not in camps can pick up non-food items, though most don't seem to know about this service.

Ariane Rummery, a spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), which is at the forefront of the aid effort, said: "We recognise that we're certainly not reaching everyone."

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/5340852/Pakistani-family-makes-room-for-93-relatives-in-Swat-refugee-crisis.html

From: Khurram Naveed


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Daily Tips and Tricks Special Delivery - Microsoft

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For Microsoft Office Visio 2007

Microsoft Office Visio 2007

Create Custom ScreenTips for Shapes
Shape ScreenTips in Microsoft Office Visio are the boxed text that appears when you point to a shape. Some Visio shapes have built-in ScreenTips—usually the name of the shape (such as the name of a workflow step). However, you can edit existing ScreenTip text or create new ScreenTip text for shapes that don’t have a built-in ScreenTip.
To create or edit a ScreenTip:
1. Select the shape.
2. On the Insert menu, click either Shape ScreenTip or Edit Shape ScreenTip, as applicable.
3. In the Shape ScreenTip dialog box, type or edit the ScreenTip text.
4. Click OK.

For Microsoft Office Word 2007

Microsoft Office Word 2007

Save and Reuse Tables
Do you frequently create the same type of complex table, such as a financial table or tables to use for custom page layouts? If so, you can save that table for easy insertion into any document by storing it in the Quick Tables gallery. Here’s how:
Select the table, and then press ALT+F3 to open the Create New Building Block dialog box. Type a name for your table, click the Gallery drop-down arrow, and then choose Tables from the list. You can set other options as well, such as choosing or creating a category for your table, which affects where in the Quick Tables gallery it is stored. By clicking the Save in drop-down arrow, you can indicate the template in which you want to store the table. However, if you leave the default Building Blocks.dotx as the Save in location, your table will be available to you for use in any document.
To access your saved table, on the Insert tab, click Table, and then point to Quick Tables.


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For Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Format Chart Elements Just Like Shapes
In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, charts have as much data-crunching power as ever. They’re also part of the new Microsoft Office graphics engine, so you can format charts with the same flexibility as other Microsoft Office drawing objects, such as shapes. To apply a style of formatting to the entire chart, on the Chart Tools Design tab, select an entry from the Chart Styles gallery. Or to apply custom formatting, select a chart element (such as a data series), and then click the Chart Tools Format tab for the option to apply shape styles, fill, outline, or effect formatting. From the Chart Tools Format tab, you can also apply WordArt formatting to the text of selected chart elements, such as the legend, axis labels, and data labels.

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

For Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

Use Outlook to View the Web
You can view the Web from Microsoft Office Outlook. Here’s how:
1. On the View menu, click Toolbars, and then click Web to display the Web address bar.
2. Enter a URL, and the view pane will become a browser while still retaining the Outlook Navigation Bar.
3. Click any navigation item or the Back button to return to your Outlook view.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

For Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Share Custom Chart Types
To save your active Microsoft Office Excel chart as a template that you can reuse or share, on the Chart Tools Design tab, in the Type section, click Save as Template. In the Save Chart Template dialog box, type a name for your new chart type, and then click Save.
To create a chart based on a chart template, on the Insert tab, in the lower-right corner of the Charts section, click the dialog box launch icon to open the Insert Chart dialog box. Then click Templates to access your saved custom chart types. Each chart template is saved as an individual file that you can copy and share.
Saved chart templates are located in your Microsoft Office user templates folder, inside a subfolder named Charts. To locate your user templates folder, click the Office button, and then click Excel Options. Click the Trust Center tab, and then click Trust Center Settings. In the Trust Center dialog box, on the Trusted Locations tab, double-click the entry Excel 2007 default location: User Templates to view the full file path.

For Microsoft Office Access 2007

Microsoft Office Access 2007

Modifying the Report
Here’s how you can modify a report in Microsoft Office Access 2007.
1. Ensure you are in Layout view, which is the default view if you have just created a new report.
2. Select the fields (columns) that you want to delete (press SHIFT to select multiple fields), and then press DELETE.
3. Resize columns by dragging the column edge to the width you want.
4. To reorder columns, select the column that you want to move, and then drag it to another location.
5. Double-click the report title to modify it.
6. To add banded rows, select a row. Then on the Formatting contextual tab, in the Font section, choose a color from Alternate Fill/Back Color.
7. To add a group, in the Grouping pane, click Add a group. If the pane is not open, on the Ribbon, on the Formatting tab, click Grouping. Select the fields that you want to group.
8. To change to Landscape mode or adjust margins, go to the contextual Page Setup tab.

For Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Turn Any 2-D Shape into a 3-D Object
Want to convert a flat shape in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 into a 3-D object? Here’s how:
1. With a slide open, click the Insert tab, and then select any shape from the Shapes ribbon. Alternately, select a shape you have created yourself.
2. Click the slide's surface to add the shape to the slide.
3. Right-click the shape, and then click Format Shape.
4. Select a solid or gradient fill. This step is not required but will enhance the 3-D look of your object.
5. Transform your shape into a 3-D object. You can add depth, bevel, contour, and surface type via the 3-D Format tab.
6. Give perspective to your 3-D shape. Rotate the object via the 3-D Rotation tab.


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For Microsoft Office Word 2007

Upgrade Old Documents to 2007 Versions
If you receive a document from a colleague who is not yet running the 2007 Microsoft Office system, the 2007 Office system will automatically open it in Compatibility Mode. However, not all the new features will be available to you. When you close the document, it will be saved in its original format, not in the format of the 2007 release.
If you want to upgrade the file to the 2007 Office system:
1. Click the Office button, and then click Convert.
2. In the Microsoft Office Word dialog box, click OK, and then click Save.
Note: You may want to make a backup copy of the file before you upgrade it. Also, to see when you are working in Compatibility Mode, look at the top of the screen. The phrase Compatibility Mode will appear in brackets to the right of the file name.

Microsoft Office Word 2007

For Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

Allocate Time for Tasks in Your Outlook Calendar
Outlook 2007 now provides a view of your current tasks in the bottom pane of your Calendar view. To allocate time in your calendar to perform these tasks, drag each task to a specific time slot on the calendar. These time slots will then appear as "busy" in your Outlook calendar.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007


Monday, May 25, 2009

UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, some facts about Pakistan

  • Largest producer of Ghee
  • 2nd largest producer of Chickpeas
  • 4th largest producer of Apricot, Cotton and Sugarcane
  • 5th largest producer of Milk and Onion
  • 6th largest producer of Date Palm
  • 7th largest producer of Mango
  • 8th largest producer of Tangerines, mandarin orange and Rice
  • 9th largest producer of Wheat, and
  • 10th largest producer of Oranges
  • From: Wajeeha Erum


    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    Pakistani Group Strikes U.S. Military Web Site - GForce Pakistan

    Newsbytes News NetworkOct 21, 2001  by Brian McWilliams

    Delivering on earlier threats, a Pakistani hacking group defaced a Web site operated by the U.S. Department of Defense on Saturday.

    A crew known as GForce Pakistan replaced the home page of the Defense Test & Evaluation Processional Institute (DTEPI) site with a text message about terrorism and Islam. The defaced page also included several photographs described by the attackers as depicting Muslim children killed by Israeli soldiers.

    The vandalized site, located at http://www.dtepi.mil , was still viewable Saturday evening. Two other addresses affiliated with the site, including http://enduringfreedom.dtepi.mil and http://nasa.dtepi.mil , were also vandalized with the same message.

    Operation Enduring Freedom is the name given by the Department of Defense to its campaign against terrorists in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

    The attackers' message said Arabs and Muslims fear "retaliation due to unjustified stereotyping and accusations" in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks on America. The group also criticized the U.S. for historically failing to stop worldwide violence against Muslims.

    Traffic requests to the DTEPI site appear to be handled by KCnet, an Internet service provider in Kansas City.

    According to Brian Martin of the Attrition.org hacking information site, the attackers may have used a technique called "DNS poisoning" to cause the defacement. Rather than attack the DTEPI Web server directly, GForce may have penetrated the site's name server and redirected visitors attempting to reach the DTEPI site to a compromised server at KCnet, according to Martin.

    GForce's message included a threat to deface 1,500 U.S., British, and Indian Web sites in the next month, and claimed to have already obtained sensitive data from Indian government officials. The group also threatened to launch a one terrabyte-per-second denial of service attack against a site that had apparently published information critical of the defacers.

    "We have suffered throughout the ages and will suffer no more. This is the era of cyberwarfare, where once again the Muslims have prevailed. We will not rest till every node, every line, every bit of information contained in our suppressors has not been wiped out, returning them to the dark ages," said the message.

    On Wednesday, GForce vandalized a Web server operated by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In a message at the defaced site, the attackers said they were part of a group called the Al-Qaeda Alliance Online that planned to target "major US military and major British Web sites" in coming days and jeopardize their internal security.

    The Defense Test & Evaluation Processional Institute provides online and CD-ROM training courses in modern defense testing, according to a copy of the site's original homepage cached by the Google search engine.

    The defaced page also contained a link to an animated presentation about Islam located at a site operated by the Muslim Student Association at Oregon State University.

    Alldas' mirror of the defaced site is at http://defaced.alldas.de/mirror/2001/10/20/www.dtepi.mil/  .

    Reported by Newsbytes, http://www.newsbytes.com  .

    13:01 CST

    (20011021/WIRES ONLINE, LEGAL, BUSINESS/HACKERGEN/PHOTO)

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    Nukes

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    Remembering Manhattan

    The nuclear age began in a small laboratory underneath the football field at the University of Chicago in 1942. There, physicist Enrico Fermi conducted the world's first controlled nuclear reaction. Just three years later, World War II ended with the detonation of nuclear bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. The scientists of the top-secret Manhattan Project did their job terrifyingly well.

    Even before the Manhattan Project, scientists knew that certain elements were unstable, slowly emitting energy as their atomic state changed over time. Some of these radioactive elements, uranium and plutonium in particular, could undergo nuclear fission. That is, the nucleus of their atoms could be split into two equal fragments, releasing large amounts of energy and a few stray neutrons, too. If these stray neutrons could strike and split other atoms, physicists figured, you could create a sustained nuclear reaction.

    The problem is that it's very difficult to create just the right conditions for a sustained reaction. The solution, scientists found, is to concentrate a sufficient mass of radioactive material together, so that when one atom splits, stray neutrons stand a good chance of striking and splitting some neighbors, which then release more neutrons to continue the chaos. The mass necessary to achieve this chain reaction is known as "critical mass."

    Yet it's not enough to have a critical mass of uranium or plutonium. You need the right kind of uranium or plutonium, as each exists in several different isotopes. Isotopes of an element may have the same chemical properties, but because they have different numbers of neutrons in their nucleus, they have different radioactive properties.

    Only uranium-235 and plutonium-239 have the right nuclear stuff for sustainable fission. You can mine uranium ore out of the earth, but almost all of the ore is uranium-238, and you'll need to mine huge amounts to extract even a little U-235. The right plutonium is even harder to get, because it doesn't exist in the earth at all. It has to be produced in sophisticated nuclear reactors. Only after these difficult and expensive processes will you have the purified "weapons-grade" material needed for a nuclear weapon.

    The thermonuclear weapons in modern arsenals are even more complex--not to mention a thousand times more powerful than the bomb exploded over Hiroshima. First detonated in 1952, thermonuclear, or hydrogen, bombs use the intense heat of a fission reaction to start a second, fusion reaction, in which hydrogen isotopes combine to form helium. To fit together, the hydrogen atoms must lose mass. The mass becomes energy, and kilotons of destructive force become megatons.

    Nightmare Scenario

    A 10-megaton nuclear weapon (current U.S. warhead strength) creates an explosion equivalent to the detonation of 10 million tons of TNT. That's 10 million tons versus less than 200 pounds of nuclear fuel. Half of the energy released by a nuclear explosion is in the blast itself. Pressure waves emanating from a 10-megaton blast would exceed 30 pounds per square inch and generate winds in excess of 700 miles per hour. Such winds could knock down steel-and-concrete buildings with ease. Even 20 miles away, the blast would shatter windows and uproot trees.

    Temperatures around ground zero would rise to more than 20 million degrees Fahrenheit--hotter than the sun. Everything in a 2-mile radius would be vaporized. Ten miles out, materials like glass and steel would melt. At 15 miles, temperatures would reach 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit, igniting all combustible materials and producing innumerable fires. Even at distances greater than 20 miles, humans would suffer serious burns in the intense heat.

    Still, despite the massive damage it can cause, the explosion itself is for many the least worrisome aspect of nuclear weapons. When the smoke clears and the fires are out, the bomb's most insidious effect remains: radiation.

    Radiation is all around you. It bombards you every moment of your life, everywhere you go. Don't panic, though--radiation is simply traveling energy, and most of it is harmless. Only some forms, like ultraviolet light and X-rays, are harmful if you're exposed too long. Radiation like this, called ionizing radiation, contains enough energy to break down chemical bonds in substances that absorb it.

    Radioactive elements like uranium and plutonium emit, among other things, gamma rays, packing 10,000 times more energy than visible light. Gamma rays can pass right through humans. Only dense materials like lead can block them. Because gamma radiation can penetrate human tissue, even external exposure is harmful, causing the ionization of atoms in your body. This leads to massive cellular damage, resulting in system-wide "radiation sickness" and, with enough exposure, death.

    Although damage from the blast, heat, and even external radiation burns may heal over time, the ionizing damage done to the DNA in human cells will remain. Sooner or later, the body's own replication of damaged DNA leads to the final danger of a nuclear blast: cancer, mutation, and genetic abnormalities. The final fatalities can take years--even decades--to occur.

    Christopher Call
    February 14, 2005

    From: KnowledgeNews

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    News from Mesopotamia

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    Mesopotamian headlines?

    Today's Iraq never fails to make headlines. There was a time when Iraq made history, not news--when Mesopotamia actually helped get civilization on its feet. Today, let's take the long view and look at the "old news."

    Toddling through Mesopotamia

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    Some people say Iraq is democracy's greatest test. Others say it's a violent mess. But a historian will say Iraq's the cradle of civilization.

    It's true. Ancient Iraq--Mesopotamia--was likely home to the first agriculture, the first cities, the first laws. It was home to the first wheel and the first writing, too. It was where humans grew out of cultural diapers and into toddler training pants. Here's the story, step by toddler step.

    Solid Food --
    Agriculture

    The days of "cavemen" hunting mammoths in the snow really weren't that long ago. The last Ice Age didn't end until around 10,000 BC, and mammoth meatloaf stayed on man's menu for centuries after that. Lunch came largely where you found it--find a berry, eat a berry. Archaeological evidence suggests that a few crafty cowboys (or bad hunters) domesticated cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats and started tending to their food. But nobody grew crops.

    People gathered wild grains where they could, of course. Eventually, someone was bound to notice that a few scattered grains of wheat or barley had sprouted beside the grinding place. Archaeologists think this "a-ha!"--perhaps the most important "a-ha!" in human history--happened around 8000 BC, with the first farmers donning seed-corn caps in the fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. They've identified other contenders for the "first farmer" title, too, in Asia and the Americas. One thing is for sure. With a surplus of food like never before, the people of Mesopotamia (Greek for "land between the rivers") flourished.

    Getting Wet and Keeping Dry --
    Villages & Cities

    As long as lunch was on the hoof, nobody had much incentive to stay in one place. Farming, for the first time, gave people roots, and semi-permanent villages sprang up with the crops. Still, successive plantings sucked the life out of the soil, and people eventually had to pick up and move to a new garden spot. The farmers of Mesopotamia had an advantage here: river water, and plenty of it, fed the alluvial land. The trick was controlling it, both to water the crops and to keep it from flooding the village. So people learned the art of irrigation, dikes, and dams. Add in crop rotation, and you've got villages built to last throughout Mesopotamia.

    You've got one more thing, too: government. Maintaining complex irrigation and flood control systems took organization and specialization. You grow the food, and I'll dig the ditches. And Uncle Gilgamesh will collect the taxes to pay my salary and maintain the public works. By 3500 BC, the world's first city-dwellers lived in Mesopotamian burgs where thousands of people did dozens of different jobs--and where anyone would have recognized the old joke about death and taxes.

    Circle Time --
    The Wheel

    Fred Flintstone aside, the wheel was not a Stone Age tool. As Mesopotamian villages gradually morphed into cities between 5000 and 3500 BC, the people closest to the Persian Gulf, called the Sumerians, achieved particular prominence. By 3500 BC, some Sumerian Sam (or Samantha) had figured out how to make a wheel. A Sumerian pictograph from around 3500 BC actually features the wheel in an infomercial-style before-and-after shot, showing a wooden sled side-by-side with a virtually identical wheeled "sled."

    Inspiration seems to have come from the potter's wheel, which appeared in Mesopotamia around the same time. All early models of the wheel consisted of three planks of wood clamped together with two crosspieces and carved to roundness. By 2000 BC, deluxe models had spokes. Oxen were sold separately.

    One-Two-Three, ABC --
    Cuneiform

    Around the time the wheel became something to write home about, Sumerians learned how to write home. Thank the accountants, not the English majors. City life had gotten complicated, and merchants and tax collectors could no longer just remember who paid how much for what. So they started keeping simple accounts--tallies and tokens designed more to jog the memory than anything else. Soon, would-be writers started using pictographs to represent objects, and the pictographs, in turn, evolved into linear marks denoting not only objects but the sounds of spoken syllables as well.

    Scholars today call the Sumerian symbols cuneiform--from the Latin cuneus, or wedge--because scribes made wedge-shaped characters by pressing the slanted end of a reed stylus into wet clay. When finished, they fired the clay to harden it. Thousands of these clay tablets survive today. The earliest tablets simply list commodities in various amounts next to people's names.

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    The Law

    By 2100 BC, people were writing more than receipts. They were recording the law, allowing legal precedent to pass more easily from one generation to the next. Tribal rules surely existed for thousands of years. But the communal complexity of city life expanded both the need for rules and the number of situations calling for a rule in the first place. The law simply outgrew oral pronouncements.

    The first known legal code comes from the Sumerian king Ur-Nammu, who founded a dynasty at the city of Ur in 2112 BC. The most famous comes from Hammurabi, who started his rule in Babylon in 1792 BC, after the Sumerians gave way to the Akkadians upriver. Hammurabi didn't look kindly on criminals. Bad guys were as likely to die as face a fine. But he did apparently try hard for social justice. Those captured in the king's wars were guaranteed ransom, farmers hurt by drought or flood could ignore their debts, and wives abandoned by husbands got alimony and child support. True to writing's original purpose, many of the laws regulated commerce. Rule #105: Always get a receipt!

    Michael Himick
    June 8, 2005

    From: KnowledgeNews
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