Wednesday, April 30, 2008

DNA results prove Fritzl fathered all imprisoned daughter's children



DNA results prove Fritzl fathered all imprisoned daughter's children


Austrian police said yesterday DNA tests proved "without a doubt" that the 73-year-old man who imprisoned his daughter for almost a quarter of a century was the biological father of her six children.

As the family underwent intensive therapy at a psychiatric clinic, authorities said they were looking at the possibility of assisting 42-year-old Elisabeth Fritzl and her children, three of whom do not have birth certificates, to change their identities.

For more details, please visit the Guardian.....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/30/austria.ukcrime

News-clip courtesy : Kate Connolly in Amstetten The Guardian

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What Yahoo's board did wrong

Posted by Steve Tobak

I'm neither a Yahoo fan nor a Microsoft foe.

But I still mourn the loss of a unique business entity that, but for the lack of a few brave people, might have survived this ordeal. After all, survival is what life is all about, isn't it?

In my opinion, at a crucial moment in the company's history, Yahoo's board stuck its head in the sand and made believe things weren't as problematic as they were. If the members felt any concern or fear at all, they ignored it. Not only isn't that what boards are supposed to do, it isn't the brave thing to do, either.

For more details, please visit

http://www.cnet.com/8301-13555_1-9928578-34.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

PS...

This news-blog is written by Steve Tobak and it would just be considered sp*m if I put in my two bits now.

I have my reservations in the whole issue and shall write them out in a couple of weeks - until then I'm neither a Yahoo fan nor a Microsoft foe and neither is Fear an human emotion !

Mars Offers $23 Billion Cash for Wrigley

Against all odds, the chewing-gum aisle at the grocery store became a hotbed of creativity in recent years, as companies battled to find new ways to sell an immutable product, often by trying new combinations of coatings, fillings and packaging.

On Monday, Mars, the privately held maker of Snickers and M&Ms, said that it would buy Wrigley, the famous chewing-gum company, for $23 billion. Analysts expect the companies to become a potent new marketing force as they try to appeal to a rapidly growing consumer market in countries like China, India and Russia.

More details at - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/business/29wrigley.html?ref=business
News Clip By ANDREW MARTIN

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Save Akram Mahdavi - By reason of Insanity

Nazanin Boniadi, the stunning, raven haired co-star of the summer blockbuster film "Iron Man" wore a dress on the red carpet before auctioning it off.

The auction is going until April 30, 2008. Why? Because Akram Mahdavi needs donations to help save her life.

Now who in the world is Akram Mahdavi ?

Akram is a 24 year old woman married to a 74 year old man with multiple wives. She filed for a divorce twice and was denied both times. After an ordeal with another man, she killed the husband. Akram is now awaiting execution.

Now who is Nazanin Boniadi ?

Nazanin Boniadi (born May 22, 1980) is an Iranian-born American actress who got her start on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital and its SOAPnet spin-off series, General Hospital: Night Shift as Nurse Leyla Mir.

Akram's story unravels much earlier though; at 13 years old, she was married to her first husband. After the husband married with another woman, she filed for and got a separation but with a 5 year old child in tow. Her first husband was also an addict (not sure to what drug). After the divorce, her father married her off to this older man. By that time, with another child in tow, she had no idea that he had other wives.

In the end, she met a man she calls "Behnam" who after getting close to her encouraged her to do something about the older man. She resisted, but under threats by Behnam she committed the act. In the persian text it claims that Behnam threatened to kill her daughter if she didn’t kill the old man.

Now this scenario leads me to the recent novel by Randy Singer - "By Reason of Insanity" . It is by far the most complex and captivating legal thrillers.

Newspaper reported Catherine O'Rourke covers the compelling courtroom trial of Annie Newburg Hofstetter, accused of murdering her husband in premeditated and cold blood. Defending her is hotshot attorney Quinn Newberg, a lawyer who specializes in the insanity defense. Covering the trial raises some powerful emotion for Catherine, and it is reflected in her articles. When a series of seemingly connected kidnappings and murders take place in Virginia Beach, Catherine goes to jail to protect her anonymous source. While in jail, she begins to have disturbing visions of these crimes.

And that is when things begin to go horribly wrong for her. Suddenly she isn't reporting the news...she IS the news. After confiding in her confidential source, she finds herself accused of one of these heinous crimes.
Read on........

For more info on Akram Mahdavi....
http://greasy.com/bumpedoff/dress_save_akram_mahdawi.html
http://www.stophonourkillings.com/?name=Blogs&file=display&id=15
http://www.savedelara.com/Akram+Mahdavi.html

You’ve Got Mail



Unlisted: Oscar winner Matt Damon is known for his philanthropy work in Africa with Ocean's castmates George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Don Cheadle, but the Massachusetts native has another cause he’s passionate about; the environment. Damon sits on the board of GreenDimes, a company committed to reducing the amount of junk mail Americans receive each year and saving trees in the process.
More details..... http://www.hollywood.com/feature/Green_Hollywood/5222049
Photo: WENN

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Back into Blogging

Sometime back, I got into this blogging thingy, but unlike others, the difference was I had very little choice but get into it big time as my investor was sitting on my shoulder. All he needed was me and he was least interested in others…..he was just interested in me and my connections !

Phew… Little did others realize my situation…….. as I had very little, or infact no choice at all but get into it full heartedly.

I had some idea about blogging, blogs and knew who were the Patrick Gavins, Chris Garretts, Richard Jalichandra, Troy Irelands, Jarrod Hunt, Ted Murphy, Karen Allen etc…etc..

My problem was, that I was afraid they knew me or that they had the same if not better contacts I had.. However, I had an advantage……I could ask for anything and get away with it being a newbie !

My investor was sending me “aids” from all sides just to set up similar, if not identical sites and run it for him….. it was then I thought better stick with blogging rather than breaking up established companies. In other words, you get a fab piece of inside “aid” and breaking that company down systematically.

I decided to go against it and go into blogging and not into anything else and devote a week for each of these guys as the “aid” I received….and then go fulltime later [perhaps a year or so later] in to starting a paid review company

Okay, it was time to do some serous thinking……. Gimme a week and let’s see how the first scapegoat develops !

The question being asked at that time was why you getting into blogging and that too not to seriously, when you could start a paid review service at that time with ease. As not only I had access to all these companies, but there was very little competition.

But, then again I just couldn’t get myself to do it. ……I decided to play simple….NO I was not going against those in the same jig !

Aww….frigg it…. After all these guys are doing the same thing as you do, and it wouldn’t be fair to play dirty….. What is the use…… some new company…. Rewarding raves ……. My a*se !

Better to be recognized as a straight player…..

Cold feet, perhaps ?

No, cold feet wouldn’t be right….. It just was conscience…

Conscience ??

What does conscience have to do when you have guys by their b*lls [with due apologies]

Opportunity doesn’t come always and who cares about ethics when you have things going for you. In other words, when they don’t have things going for them, but neither they nor the market realizes that.


Funnily, now I regret of not taking that offer….would have had at least two Companies up and running with two execs looking after the day-to-day affairs……

What do I have now……basically nothing and even worse being criticized by the same lot whom you stuck up for!

Now that my blogging relationship are at a distance, I don’t know who these guys are, ie., the Patrick Gavins, Chris Garretts, Richard Jalichandra, Troy Irelands, Jarrod Hunt, Ted Murphy, Karen Allen……….

Worst, I now am being rejected by just about every blogging source……and for no bl**dy reason….. Tried to find out why….and it ended up that your guess is as good as mine.

My blogs are being labeled fake, with no traffic and lack of links [which to an extent is true, as I can’t juggle 10 blogs at one time !]

The worst is that most of the blog content is being labeled spam…….now that’s icing on the cake…..

My friend Pam laughs it off ……ofcourse she can afford it….. with an initial of S…..Pams’ name keeps appearing as S.Pam……wish I had that name…..that would solve me a lot of problems.

Hope something solves this issue so that I can have my regular blogging income returned or else this is driving me from a striving writer to a starving writer !

One thing I have learnt is that there is so many darn sources out there….. and nobody really cares…. Take up any opportunity as they come…….forget the source, ethics and scruples…..there is no such thing as playing dirty…….just only playing the right card at the right time !

If and when I start my paid review company, one thing I am gonna avoid for sure is these approvals…firstly, they are so stuck up….secondly you pay bloggers the desired amount, there are so many guys out there willing to write for ya…….Its a buyers market out there…so better keep quiet and pay up, otherwise, somebody else would do it for ya at a cheaper price!

That’s about it for now….. shall vent out any balance frustrations later…

Guys, gimme a break will ya !

Toodles

Monday, April 21, 2008

Wipro gets a duo to replace Paul

News Blog BANGALORE:

Wipro ended weeks of speculation by finally announcing it was appointing Suresh Vaswani and Girish Paranjpe as joint CEOs of the company’s $4.3-billion IT business. The company also appointed its CFO Suresh Senapaty along with Mr Vaswani and Mr Paranjpe to the board of Wipro Ltd. ET had first reported on 15th April that Wipro was planning a management rejig and would make important changes to its top tier of leadership.

'The timing is right. The previous structure was great in bringing us till here but we now need to think about what will take us forward. We are facing a US slowdown and we need to re-think how to grow the business,' Mr Paranjpe said in an exclusive chat with ET. 'Wipro is a large and complex business with many challenges and opportunities. We have to combine and strategise for the future,' added Mr Vaswani.

According to corporate VP, HR, Pratik Kumar, Wipro had been discussing these leadership changes for the last six months. He also said that there was nothing unusual in two people sharing the CEO’s position. 'We debated whether it would be one versus two. In Suresh and Girish we have two individuals who are very complementary in the way they work. We feel that two engines can pull faster than one,' said Mr Kumar. “We want to double the size of the IT business in 3 years and two people can do it much better” said Mr Paranjpe.

Wipro has not had a CEO and vice-chairman ever since Vivek Paul left the organisation in 2005. Mr Premji had hand-picked Mr Paul from GE to lead the IT business. Before that, the position belonged to Mr Arun Thiagarajan who was the MD and country manager of ABB prior to joining Wipro. This time Mr Premji has decided to choose the leaders from within the company.

After Mr Paul left Mr Premji assumed the CEO’s role, running the company with the help of independent business unit heads. Till last year he had 13 people reporting to him. With the new CEOs coming in the number of people reporting to Mr Premji will now go down to six. Apart from the two new CEOs, it includes Mr Kumar, Mr Senapaty, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting president Vineet Agarwal and Wipro Infrastructure MD Anurag Behar. The new structure leaves Mr Premji free to focus on “employees, key customer engagements and investors”, says Kumar.

How the business and responsibility will be split between the two CEOs will be communicated to employees early next week, said the company. Among the many options being discussed is for one CEO to relocate to US. Kumar also said that the unusual decision to have two CEOs was not done to accommodate senior managers.

'It wasn’t decided from the interest of any individual but what was best for the business' he says adding that 'Too many engines can derail a train'. When asked why Mr Sudip Banerjee had moved out, Mr Kumar said, “Sudip could have happily continued in the structure, but he wanted a change. But he continues to be close to Mr Premji in his new role'.

From the first quarter of this financial year, Wipro will merge the operations of Wipro Technologies—its global services business—and Wipro Infotech—its India, M East and Asia Pacific business—into one business unit. Instead of looking at the business in terms of different geographies, henceforth there will be just one single IT business unit with two different revenue streams—global services and global products.

One reason is that India and emerging markets are now growing very fast and several Indian customers have now become as sophisticated as the rest of the world. Plus many of its global customers like Cisco and Microsoft now have big plans for India and emerging markets.

Bottomline :

If Paul was the highest paid Indian executive during that time, drawing around Rs 1.9 crore in salaries and Rs 4.9 crore in commission and incentives [apart from stock options for his colleagues ], Wipro must have save helluvalot during these 2 years

Besides, Azim Premji also proved that they don't need a top man at the helm. On the other hand, Paul had done a good job, that he didn't need a successor for sometime as the company would run on itself for sometime

So the bottomline is that Azim saved Rs.14 crores apart from incentives [which must have been quite a bit, so much so that Azim has enough stored up to hire a new guy !

Good management !
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Boeing says unaware of Dreamliner delay after story

News Blog FRANKFURT:

Boeing said on Sunday the Federal Aviation Administration has not informed the company of a certification delay of its Dreamliner jet after a report in German magazine Focus that the project could be pushed back by another three to six months.

Focus, which said it obtained the information from within the regulatory body, reported that the first orders will now be delivered at the end of 2009 or the start of 2010.

The German magazine said the reason for the delay was a delay in certification by the FAA. In response, Boeing spokeswoman Yvonne Leach said, "The FAA has been overseeing our certification effort every step of the way and this is not our understanding."

Earlier this month, Boeing delayed its 787 Dreamliner for the third time, pushing the program about 15 months behind schedule, as it makes slow progress on assembling the revolutionary carbon-composite plane and continues to grapple with underperforming suppliers.

When it announced the delay earlier this month, Boeing said the first 787 delivery, to Japan's All Nippon Airways Co would now take place in the third quarter of 2009. Its previous target was early 2009. The first 787 delivery was originally planned for May 2008.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

My Technorati Profile

Technorati Profile

Recently started to use the services of technocrati as one of my friends suggested me to have a Technorati Profile.

Technorati Profile as its a good website for bloggers. It gives all information on blogging and lets you to publish content and get famous amongst millions of other technocrati users. So watch my Technorati Profile and help me be famous too.

Thanks

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Your First Time

It's your first time.

As you lie back your muscles tighten.

You put him off for a while searching for an excuse, but he refuses to be swayed as he approaches you.

He asks if you're afraid and you shake your head bravely.

He has had more experience, but it's the first time his finger has found the right place.

He probes deeply and you shiver; your body tenses; but he's gentle like he promised he'd be.

He looks deeply within your eyes and tells you to trust him - he's done this many times before.

His cool smile relaxes you and you open wider to give him more room for an easy entrance.

You begin to plead and beg him to hurry, but he slowly takes his time, wanting to cause you as little pain as possible.

As he presses closer, going deeper, you feel the tissue give way; pain surges throughout your body and you feel the slight trickle of blood as he continues.

He looks at you concerned and asks you if it's too painful.

Your eyes are filled with tears but you shake your head and nod for him to go on.

He begins going in and out with skill but you are now too numb to feel him within you.

After a few moments, you feel something bursting within you and he pulls it out of you, you lay panting, glad to have it over.

He looks at you and smiling warmly, tells you, with a chuckle; that you have been his most stubborn yet most rewarding experience.

You smile and thank your dentist.

After all, it was your first time to have a tooth pulled out .......

For those of you who had ''sex and orgasm'' in their minds - shame on you !!

Don't worry, your time will come !

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The two nuns

There were two nuns.

One of them is known as Sister Mathematical (SM) and the other one is known as Sister Logical (SL).

It was getting dark and they are still far away from the convent.

SM: Have you noticed that a man has been following us for the past thirty-eight and a half minutes? I wonder what he wants.

SL: It’s logical. He wants to rape us.

SM: Oh, no! At this rate he will reach us in 15 minutes at the most. What can we do?

SL: The only logical thing to do of course is to walk faster.

SM: It’s not working!

SL: Of course it’s not working. The man did the only logical thing. He started to walk faster too.

SM: So, what shall we do? At this rate he will reach us in one minute.

SL: The only logical thing we can do is split. You go that way and I’ll go this way. He cannot follow us both.

So the man decided to follow Sister Logical. Sister Mathematical arrives at the convent and is worried what has happened to Sister Logical. Then Sister Logical arrives.

SM: Sister Logical! Thank the lord you are here! Tell me what happened!

SL: The only logical thing happened. The man couldn’t follow us both, so he followed me.

SM: Yes, yes! But what happened then?

SL: The only logical thing happened. I started to run as fast as I could and he started to run as fast as he could.

SM: And?

SL: The only logical thing happened. He reached me....

SM: What did you do?

SL: The only logical thing to do. I lifted my dress up....

SM: Oh, Sister! What did the man do?

SL: The only logical thing to do. He pulled down his pants....

SM: Oh, no! What happened then?

SL: Isn’t it logical, Sister? A nun with her dress up can run faster than a man with his pants down........


And those of you who thought it would be dirty, Pray for forgiveness.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Sonimagfoto Camera Commercial





Sonimagfoto - rises to any occassion

Great Commercial. But apparently it appears to be banned.