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Xpatriates: ایک وقت میں ایک ہزار خواتین کو بلیک میل کرنے واالا...: سعودی عرب میں مذہبی پولیس نے ایک شخص کو ایک ہزار تہتر خواتین سے روابط اور ان میں سے بعض کو بلیک میل کرنے کے الزام میں گرفتار کر لیا ہے۔اخب...
Xpatriates: سعودی عرب کے تمام تھانوں میں اردومترجم کی تعیناتیو...: خادم الحرمین الشریفین شاہ عبداللہ بن عبدالعزیز نے سعودی عرب میں خدمات سرانجام دینے والے پاکستانیوں کے لئے خصوصی سہولیات فراہم کرنے کا ف...
Attack on Malala Yousafzai daughter of the nation
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that cowardly attack on daughter of the nation, Malala Yousafzai, was highly reprehensible and condemnable and the whole nation was grieved over the sad incident and was praying for her early recovery.
Talking to media representatives on his return from his visit to Turkey, Britain and Germany at Allama Iqbal International Airport here, the chief minister said that the Punjab government was prepared to bear all expenditures on medical treatment of Malala Yousafzai, both inside and outside the country. He said those who had fired upon Malala could not even be called human beings, not to talking of being called Muslims.
The CM also telephoned Mahmood-ul-Hassan, the brother of the ambassador of peace and education, Malala Yousafzai, to inquire about the latter’s health. He prayed for the early recovery of Malala and said that the Punjab government was ready to bear all expenditure to ensure the best possible medical treatment for her. If needed, he added, the government was also prepared to send her abroad and bear the expenses as well.
Expressing his sympathy with the brother of Malala, Shahbaz Sharif said that the whole nation was praying for her early recovery.
Earlier, when the CM returned to Lahore from his foreign tour, he became emotional when he talked to the media representatives about cowardly attack on Malala at the airport. The face of the CM visibly reflected the extent of sadness and grief over the tragic incident.
The chief minister paid glowing tributes to the services of Malala Yousafzai for promotion of peace and eradication of extremism, despite her young age. He said that the cruel persons had tried to snatch from us the voice of the daughter of the nation. He said that Malala would soon recover from her injuries, with the blessings Allah Almighty and be again amongst us again.
HRCP: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned as ‘exceptionally cowardly’ a Taliban attack on the young rights activist Malala Yousafzai, hoped for her early recovery and appreciated the urgent attention the government has given to her medical treatment.
In a statement, the Commission said: “HRCP expresses solidarity with Malala Yousafzai and her family and hopes that she will come out of this trial soon. The HRCP also appreciates the urgency and attention Malala received from the government and the medical team treating her.
It defies the belief that anyone will be so brutal and so exceptionally cowardly to attack an unprotected child who is a symbol of innocence and is threatened that if she recovers they will target her again. Words cannot begin to express the condemnation that this merits. This is a new low even for the Taliban. Religious scholars and clerics, parading themselves in the garb of politicians, must reflect on what they have to say to this and indeed what they are prepared to do to prevent this madness that cannot be overly condemned. It is also a wakeup call, if another one was needed, for those pining to appease the extremists and going out of their way to advocate making peace with the Taliban.
The attack should only strengthen the resolve of Malala, civil society, all conscious citizens and the security forces, as it exposes again the barbarism and the utter absence of humanity in the ruthless demons that they are trying to expose and overcome. They should show through words and actions their contempt for the blind hate and the penchant for senseless killings that the Taliban stand for.”
Civil society: Members of the civil society, media and other walks of life met in Lahore on Tuesday and passed a resolution, condemning the attack on Malala Yousafzai.
According to the contents of the resolution, “We, members of the civil society, media and other walks of life strongly condemn and express our grief and anger on the murderous attack on Malala Yousafzai and consider it as an attack on the entire nation and humanity. Banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has accepted the responsibility for the attack. Through this attack, they have delivered a message that they will never accept democratic values, freedom of expression and rights of women, especially their right to education. Their spokesman has also said that they will attack Malala Yousafzai again if she survives. We, as citizens, protest that no clear stance has been taken against terrorism. This has not only affected our way of life but also the future of the entire nation and its people are no longer secure. This monster (terrorism) is destroying our society.
We demand the federal and provincial governments and state institutions to take some decisive action against terrorists.
Awami Party: Activists of the Awami Party along with other civil society organisations and people from different walks of life took to streets on Wednesday to condemn the barbaric assault on a14-year-old girl of Swat valley, Malala by Talibans.
The demonstration followed by a candlelit vigil was staged outside the Lahore Press Club in which a large number of people participated. The civil society activists, led by members including Syeda Deep, Farooq Tariq, Shazia Khan and Imtiaz Khan, prayed for the health, early recovery and long life of Malala Yousafzai.
Two anti-war US activists, including Joe Lombardo and Judy Bellow as well as a large number of students of Institute for Secular Studies, also participated in the demonstration and vigil.
Speakers in their respective addresses stated that things could not go on as usual in Pakistan where terrorism and violence had become the order of the day and 40,000 lives had been lost in the last 10 years alone. They demanded a change in the direction which required a change in the state policy at the highest level following by the strict implementation.
They argued that terrorism could not be defeated in the country till the State and Pakistan-Army ended its policy of differentiating between various Taliban, Jihadi and Sectarian groups. They also stated that there were no good vs bad Taliban, good vs bad Jihadis.
PTI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf senior leader Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri strongly condemned the incident of cowardly attack on Malala Yousafzai in which she along with other three girls were injured. In a statement on Wednesday, Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri paid glowing tribute to the services of Malala Yousafzai for the promotion of peace.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
iPad mini is almost here: What you need to know
Courtesy taken from: By Marc Saltzman | Digital Crave – Fri, Oct 5, 2012
If you're experiencing a bit of déjà vu from the hype over a new Apple product, it's completely understandable.
After all, we just got through another iPhonelaunch, with an incredible amount of online buzz, industry speculation, insider info and leaked photos leading up to it.
So here we go again.
The rabid tech community has now turned its sights to what seems to be an imminent announcement by Apple for a smaller version of its best-selling iPad tablet.
Dubbed by many as the iPad Mini, iPad Air or iPad mini (if Apple takes a page from its iPod touch, nano and shuffle line), this compact and less expensive ebook-reader-on-steroids would go up against the likes of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD, Google's Nexus 7, B&N Nook HD+ and the Kobo Vox.
While Apple hasn't commented on any of this, the following is a collection of the rumors swirling about the iPad's little brother, said to debut within a few weeks. And hey, if it's true, Samsung will need to quickly shoot a new TV commercial that pokes fun at all the hype.
What's the date?
According to a "major Apple investor" who was told the goods from multiple sources, the iPad mini (what we'll call it for now) will be unveiled on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with a launch day of Friday Nov. 2 — nearly two months ahead of the all-important holiday gift-giving season, says Fortune.
Journalists and analysts can expect email invitations on Oct. 10.
It should be noted back in August, All Things Digital predicted we'd be seeing a special press event in October to debut a smaller version of the iPad.
iPad mini specs
Rumors of a 7.85-inch LCD display have surfaced for some time now, including a recent report fromWall Street Journal that says Apple Inc.'s Asian component suppliers have already begun "mass production" of the tablet. Smaller than the 9.7-inch iPad (measured diagonally), the new iPad mini would have a liquid-crystal display with a 2,048-by-1,536 pixel resolution.
To keep costs down, the screen would not boast the same "Retina" display as seen with the new (third-generation) iPad; the word refers to the fact the human eye can't distinguish the millions of individual dots (pixels) that make up the text and images.
In its coverage of the Apple and Samsung court trial in early August, ClNet.com published info about an internal email in which high-level Apple executives discussed interest in a smaller version of the iPad (back in January 2011). An accompanying article talked further of a smaller iPad that would likely be around 7 or more inches.
Courtesy of UkrainianiPhone, photos of the iPad mini debuted in early October, shown in production in a Chinese factory, says the site. From what we can see in the four photos, the tablet will have Wi-Fi and a nano SIM tray for cellular connectivity (perhaps for a pricier model); an 8-pin "Lightning" connector found in the new iPhone 5 opposed to the older 30-pin connector; and a microphone jack in the same upperleft corner as current iPads. Interesting, the narrow bezel looks similar to other "leaked photos" of the iPad mini over the past couple of months, including images published by French site NWE (Nowhere Else).
Images of the white and black iPad mini also show an aluminum back like the iPhone 5, volume buttons on the right side of the tablet, a switch (to mute the volume or lock orientation, presumably), rear-facing camera (and perhaps a front-facing one, too, though it's hard to tell) and two speaker grilles at the bottom, also like iPhone 5.
Where is it being produced?
Leaked info and photos from Taiwan over the past two months, including ones that made the homepage of Chinese website BoLoPad, strongly hint at production at both Foxconn and Pegatron. According to an Engadget story, Taiwan's Economic Daily News says Pegatron is getting most of the business — up to 60 percent of the production orders.
But we're also hearing about production in South America, too.
Specifically, Japanese Apple blog Macotakara says the production of a smaller iPad is already underway in a "Brazilian factory," citing an anonymous source. It appears the factory is also part of China's Foxconn.
Some suggest the move to Brazil is Apple's way of addressing questionable working conditions in Taiwan that have sparked a spate of suicides over the years and a riot that left more than 40 injured. Due to worldwide pressure, Foxconn has increased wages, reduced the number of working hours and has made other concessions to improve its image.
Back on August 21, DigiTimes -- a publication that focuses on the supply side of the electronics, semiconductor, computer and communications industries -- reported Apple was about to ramp up production of a miniature iPad, as many as 4 million units per month, ahead of an early November launch.
Apple sees a smaller iPad ideal for those who don't want to tote around a near 10-inch tablet, but it's also to provide a less expensive alternative to a $499 new iPad or $399 iPad 2 — and with less horsepower under the hood.
The iPad mini is expected to retail for around $249, which is a little more than the $200-odd Android-based tabs, such as the Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7, but Apple at least brings iTunes and iCloud integration to the table.
IHS iSuppli analyst Rhoda Alexander tells C|Net.com how low Apple's price goes depends on how motivated the company is to "crush the competition." Alexander says a $249 entry-level iPad -- presumably with 8GB or 16GB of memory, and Wi-Fi only — should be enough to stave off competition, but a 4G LTE model for $299 or $349 might be too out of reach.
Yahoo! readers, would you buy an iPad mini? Or are you perfectly happy with your existing iPad or other tablet? Or have you passed on the entire tablet or ebook phenomenon altogether?
Check out more tech trends and news at Digital Crave
US man dies minutes after winning cockroach-eating contest
London, Oct 9 (ANI): A man from Florida, who won a cockroach-eating contest, died moments after he downed off more live bugs than around 30 other contestants.
Edward Archbold, 32, became unwell shortly after the contest ended and he collapsed in front of the venue, the Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, Florida, the Mirror reported.
According to the police, none of the other contestants became ill.
Archbold was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Currently, authorities are waiting for port-mortem results to determine the cause of death.
"We feel terribly awful," store owner Ben Siegel, who added that Archbold did not appear to be sick before the contest, said.
"He looked like he just wanted to show off and was very nice," he said, adding that Archbold was "the life of the party."
A statement from Siegel's lawyer said that all the contestants signed waivers "accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest." (ANI)
Courtesy : Story taken from Yahoo News.