Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
He’s a bouncing baby boy who could break a knee — a mother in Jakarta, Indonesia, delivered a 19.2-pound, 2-foot-long child on Monday via Caesarean section.
The as-yet-unnamed baby’s arrival, chronicled on TODAY Thursday, was marked by a cry that sounded more like a roar and an appetite of epic proportions.
The big baby, a weight record for a newborn in Indonesia, although a bit short of the world record of 23 pounds set in 1879, was likely caused by his mother having gestational diabetes. And even though mom Ani was saved the grueling task of pushing the child out herself, the surgery to bring him into the world was still touch and go.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Are you looking at part time business ideas as a way to use your skills and make money? You are not alone.
People use part time jobs to test out business ideas, to earn extra money while staying at home, and to earn additional income beyond that of a full time job.
Business opportunities abound, but you need to research the opportunities thoroughly and make sure they are the right ones for you.
Before you leap into a new business, here are some questions to ponder.
For Love Or For Money?
Not all businesses are about making money - sometimes they're a labor of love. You may enjoy beading jewelry so much, for example, that you've run out of appendages to adorn.
In this circumstance you may start a beading business just as a reason to keep beading - making a profit may not be as important as the enjoyment you get from the creative process.
On other hand, you may love beading jewelry and you'd really like to quit your job to do it full time. But you know that you will still have to pay for little things like groceries and insurance.
In this case, making a profit is essential, so you will need to plan out your approach with much more care.
To achieve profitability, you will need to research your market, develop a business plan, get a loan if necessary, find suppliers, have potential sellers identified, and know exactly how to make money before you think about anything else.
Here are some of our more popular small business ideas that are great for those looking to start out part-time:
•Become a career counselor
•Start a coin dealer business
•Crime scene cleanup
•Start a disc jockey business
•Become a home gunsmith
•Become a comedian
•Start a property management business
•Write songs for a living
•Become a ventriloquist
•Start a window advertising business
•Offer bodyguard services
•Start a gift wrapping business
•Become a holiday decorator
How Will Your Part Time Business Ideas Fit Into Your Life?
Selecting a type of business to fit into your schedule is essential. As the business grows, you may need to make adjustments, but at least initially you'll need to make sure your business and your time fit together well.
For example, if you're a college student, your best time for running a business is during the summer and winter breaks. While a personal shopping business might sound like fun, it may be difficult juggling shopping for your client's Christmas gifts while trying to study for your finals.
Likewise, if you work the third shift and weekends, you may not be available for a tutoring business, as most people will want to be tutored during the evenings and weekends.
In order to help your business to become successful, you need to be realistic about your time and energy commitment.
What Can You Invest?
As a new entrepreneur, you'll need to invest both time and money in your enterprise. Many part time businesses can start on a shoestring budget, but will most likely need a greater investment of time.
Lawn mowing, cleaning, tutoring and babysitting businesses are examples of ventures that have minimal overhead but will need a high work-volume to remain viable full-time.
If you can invest more money you can utilize technology by purchasing a computer and using it to earn money online. Resume drafting, virtual assistants, and writing businesses can all be conducted from the comforts of your own home - and often on your own schedule.
It's possible for everyone to find a part time business that excites and challenges them. It's also possible for everyone to find part time business ideas which have enough potential in them to earn a full-time income.
I didn’t mean to scare you here, but I heard some heavy smokers collapsed and comma, due to the bad habit of smoking after meal!
For your information, you’re risking your life, especially when you smoke after a meal. Here are the problems that might happen, if you’re smoking after a meal:
1. It caused the gastritis,
2. It enhances and accelerates the happening of pancreatic cancer,
3. It might cause direct injury to the stomach and duodenum, the even worse it can turn into stomach and duodenum cancers.
4. pH imbalance,
5. Gastrointestinal function disorder might be occurred.
Let’s take a few minutes, sit down and think about the consequences of smoking. If you do care about your loved ones, you should quit smoking as soon as possible.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Over the last 25 years, Pakistan has risen to become a global hub of audio, video and software piracy. International piracy watchdogs currently rank the country in the world's top 10 pirate nations. Piracy in Pakistan causes a loss off 2.7 billion dollars to the international firms especially since the majority of CDs / DVDs worldwide are exported via Pakistan.
According to Business Software Alliance—a trade group representing world’s largest software makers—currently the piracy rate in Pakistan in software alone hovers around 86 per cent. This is an increase of two per cent from previous year and has resulted in a loss of 159 million US dollars to Pakistan’s economy. There are some caveats in this report, since it automatically assumes that everyone who buys a CD worth Rs25 will buy the original software at 100 times the pirated price. The report also doesn’t account for the fact that piracy generates around 27 million US dollars for the domestic markets including jobs. However, the findings cannot be taken lightly.
In an environment which is highly prone to counterfeit or pirated software and content, the local companies especially those which are software-based are unable to compete on a level playing field. This lack of opportunity prevents them from competing locally and also in the international arena, which can pull much required investments in the country. Content firms also refuse to invest money in productions, citing fear of piracy. Piracy also results in huge losses not only to legitimate businesses, but also to the national exchequer in terms of lost taxes and duties. IDC, an international research company, reports that the economic benefits of lowering piracy in Pakistan by 10 points will deliver 11,700 new jobs, 23 million US dollars in tax revenue, and 160 million US dollars in economic growth through software alone.
In the IT Competitiveness Study by Economist Intelligence Unit in 2008 (sponsored by the BSA), ‘How technology sectors grow; benchmarking IT industry competitiveness 2008’, Pakistan ranked 62nd in competitiveness. It scored lowest on critical growth areas such as IT infrastructure, the research and development environment and legal environment.
Fortunately, efforts have been made to fight piracy. The government sector has taken some steps over the years to legalise government use of software and software procurement rules are in place to ensure that legitimate software prices are quoted with tender offers to supply hardware. Yet, more needs to be done.
For starters, the chief optical disc piracy problem in Pakistan involves the burning of pirate content onto recordable CD-Rs and DVD-Rs. This is despite the near eradication of factory-produced discs in Pakistan after 2005’s enforcement activities.
Copyright cases are also marred by procedural hurdles such as excessive documentary requirements and delays. The minimum number of criminal prosecutions and the low level of fines when cases do proceed to conclusion results in non-deterrence in the Pakistani market. In fact, the cases against optical disc manufacturing pirates who were arrested years ago remain pending.
It is well known that acquiring licensed software in Pakistan is a headache. There are no official channels (especially in retail) through which people can acquire genuine software. There is no proper support by major international firms (beyond liaison firms) to help those users who do acquire them (activating a licensed key requires calling an international number). Increasingly, many shops in Karachi are selling original software; the retailers buy them from Dubai and Singapore in bulk and resell them here. This is illegal under the Eula. So going legitimate is almost impossible.
Resource problems also occur. Checking piracy by raiding DVD shops would take the battle to every nook and corner of the country. No government can be expected to provide the resources or have the will for such a crackdown, nor are firms providing impetus for this undertaking.
Another interesting aspect is the rise in popularity of second-hand PCs in Pakistan. A large majority people buy second-hand machines which have been disposed of in the West. Most of these machines come with a pre-installed OS (usually Windows), along with a sticker of the original product key. They sometimes even have the cubicle number and the company they were in.
So when the machine running a pirated version of an operating system already has a license, the piracy issue is no longer so clear cut. Microsoft Pakistan claims that such licenses are ‘expired’ and have offered original licenses for these ‘secondary PCs’ for around Rs1,200.
Cost to consumer, however, remains a dominant reason why piracy exists. Not that the OEMs haven’t tried giving alternatives. Trade discounts exist on virtually every licensed software in Pakistan; some are actually huge (Rs990 for a popular legitimate antivirus software retailing for Rs4,200 on the official site).
On the consumer side, a Starter Edition of Windows comes for Rs2,800, while a Students and Home Users version of Office (three installations) costs about Rs8000. This is still high compared to markets like Thailand where both Microsoft Windows and Office together are available for 40 US dollars. However, it is a step in the right direction. Bizspark is another Microsoft’s initiative that provides technology startups with free software through MSDN subscriptions. This programme is for companies that can’t afford paid software and want to use Microsoft technologies legally.
Subscription-based licenses (also called multi-user licensing), which can provide shared access as well as decrease the price to the consumer by a huge gap also exist. However, they have yet to be explored by commercial entities and education of the consumer.
Piracy is a growing threat to our nation and it is high time that people need to be educated that it is a crime and that it is threatening us on multiple levels. Unless we change our mindsets, this cheap alternative will prove to be very expensive in the long run.
Love is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you just let it fly, it will come to you when you least expect it. Love can make you happy but often it hurts, but love's only special when you give it to someone who is really worth it. So take your time and choose the best.
To My Friends Who Are NOT SINGLE:
Love isn't about becoming somebody else's "perfect person." It's about finding someone who helps you become the best person you can be.
To My Friends Who Are.. PLAYBOY/GIRL TYPE :
Never say "I love you" if you don't care. Never talk about feelings if they aren't there. Never touch a life if you mean to break a heart. Never look in the eye when all you do is lie. The cruelest thing a guy can do to a girl is to let her fall in love when he doesn't intend to catch her fall and it works both ways...
To My Friends Who Are............ Married:
Love is not about "it's your fault", but "I'm sorry. "Not "where are you", but "I'm right here." Not "how could you", but "I understand." Not "I wish you were", but "I'm thankful you are."
To My Friends Who Are............ Engaged:
The true measure of compatibility is not the years spent together but how good you are for each other.
To My Friends Who Are............ HEARTBROKEN:
Heartbreaks last as long as you want and cut as deep as you allow them to go. The challenge is not how to survive heartbreaks but to learn from them.
To My Friends Who Are............ NAIVE:
How to be in love: Fall but don't stumble, be consistent but not too persistent, share and never beunfair, understand and try not to demand, and get hurt but never keep the pain.
To My Friends Who Are............POSSESSIVE:
It breaks your heart to see the one you love happy with someone else but it's more painful to know that the one you love is unhappy with you.
To My Friends Who Are............ AFRAID TO CONFESS:
Love hurts when you break up with someone. It hurt seven more when someone breaks up with you. But love hurts the most when the person you love has no idea how you feel.
Lesson from This Beautiful Mail:
A sad thing about life is when you meet someone and fall in love, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and that you have wasted years on someone who wasn't worth it. If he isn't worth it now he's not going to be worth it a year or 10 years from now. Let go.....
TO ALL MY FRIENDS.......
My wish for you is a man/women whose love is honest, strong, mature, never-changing, uplifting, protective, encouraging, rewarding and unselfish that will be true Love. Try to understand Love and its feeling honestly you should value time when to express your feeling. because time only know how valuable Love is.
Some of the Inspiring Quotes which tell not to give up in life so you can learn something from these Quotes
1) Never expect things to happen..struggle and make them happen. never expect yourself to be given a good valuecreate a value of your own
2) If a drop of water falls in lake there is no identity.But if it falls on a leaf of lotus it shine like a pearl.so choose the best place where you would shine..
3) Falling down is not defeat...defeat is when your refuse to get up...
4) Sh ip is always safe at shore... but is is not built for it.
5) When your successful your well wishers know who you are when you are unsuccessful you know who your well wishers are.
6) It is great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him/her.
7) "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.
8) "Even the word 'IMPOSSIBLE' says 'I M POSSIBLE' "
9) Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.
"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."-St. Augustine."
"Love is never wanting to lose faith, never wanting to give up, and never truly moving on. Love is knowing and praying in the deepest part of what's left of your heart that they feel the same."CourtneyJo Wright
"LOVE: We think about it, Sing about it, Dream about it && Loose sleep worrying about it. When we don't know we have it, we search for it. When we discover it, we don't know what to do with it. When we have it, we fear loosing it. It is the constant source of pleasure and pain. But we don't know which it will be from one moment to the next. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define && IMPOSSIBLE to live without. "
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Why do I cry...who do I hide....
why do I still care.....
Why do I pretend you are there....?
Why do I love you?
why do I think you love me too...
why do I feel painwhy do I feel like I am insane......
Why do I want you so bad...?
why do I get madwhy do I miss youwhy do I need you...
I try to tell you how I feel.....
but you don't care
So I'm asking you these questions....
to realize if you know I am there!
Standing by the window
Wishing you were here....
Knowing that I feel complete
Whenever you are near......
Tears fall in my sadness...
I feel alone and blue
The road is always empty
Without the sight of you...........
But then I do remember
The times that we do share
My heart is so much lighter
Your love makes me aware..........
Why do I Still Love You...?
Why do I care...?
Why do I pretend you are still there....?
How to Succeed
A 15 point plan…
Don't talk negatively about people behind their backs.
If you gossip, people won't confide in you.
Mind your own business.
2: How to Succeed
Try to work for someone who'll challenge your powers.
You'll learn more in a year than 4 years of college.
3: How to Succeed
Successful bosses have good communication skills.
They learn from people, including their employees.
4: How to Succeed
Work in such a way that makes your boss look good.
It's not flattery.
5: How to Succeed
On downsizing, the first to go are those with few friends.
Bosses prefer competent people whom they respect.
6: How to Succeed
Dress for the job you want, not the one you have.
Let your dress reflect professionalism.
7: How to Succeed
Workout to get in good physical shape.
Unless exceptionally skilled, the unhealthy are at a comparative disadvantage.
8: How to Succeed
Personal integrity is crucial.
Tell nothing but the truth.
Bosses can forgive mistakes but if you lie, you're gone.
9: How to Succeed
Be on time.
Try to arrive few minutes early.
It saves you from stress.
You'll be much relaxed & work better.
10: How to Succeed
Strive your best to keep a deadline.
If you cannot meet it, then apologize & ask for an extension.
11: How to Succeed
Don't take things personally.
If some people are unhappy with you, it's their problem.
But always strive to give your best.
12: How to Succeed
If you must correct someone,don't get personal about it.
Do it never in front of others.
13: How to Succeed
Spend some time alone everyday.
What's the mission of my life?
What do I want to be?
And how to go about it.
14: How to Succeed
As you move along Plan A of your career,maintain a Plan B as well —an alternative course to rely.
15: How to Succeed
Always remember that the secret of success is passion.
Always think big. Spread love & joy.
You'll have blissful years ahead.
E.........Exciting to be Around
S.........Smiles a Lot
R.........Really Great Memories
R.........Remember our friendship
found in the wormth of a kiss,in a touc
hor a lingering embrace….
Love can be
found in a sweet,tender glance or a
smile that laughts up the face…
Love can be
found in words softly spoken,
incomfartable silence too….
Love can be
found in any number of ways…
And I FOUND LOVE
“I FOUND YOU” can you see it in my eyes??
you dont knw how i m feelin
i have yet to vocalize
desire deep inside me
canyou see it in my eyes??
i tremble when i m near you
heat travels up my thighs..and i want you with an urgency
that i just cant descirbe
dare i reachout to touch you ..do u think you'd realize
how much i want n need u
can you see it in my eyes
i long to say i luv u
but am scared of ur reply
terrified like a child
i have become paralaysed
the camaouflaged emotions lead to pain n slient cries
and yet i just cant tell u..
dont you see it in my eyes??
confessin through dis poem
my dilemma summarized
i never felt a love
Like this before
It's a love like no other
Something I have always hoped for
A love with friendship
Humour and heart
A bond so strong
It would never part
A love that makes you smile
From ear to ear
A love that is joyful
Without any fear
A love that is beautiful
From the inside out
A love with no tears,
Pain, or doubt
A love with soul
So tender and true
A love that I have found
Only in you...