Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hopes fade for New Zealand quake missing

As the grim toll from the Christchurch earthquake carry on to rise, New Zealand's crushed southern city has been rattled by a sequence of aftershocks.

Buildings again shake under the power of unpredictable underground services and for a few seconds walls and windows shudder.

At first there is a rumble like remote thunder before the earth shifts underfoot, and then in a few seconds all is still.

Some of the jolts have deliberate up to magnitude 4.5, far less menacing than Tuesday's quake, which witnesses say made the streets of Christchurch roll and rise like a signal.

But more than 100 aftershocks have made a nervous city even more fearful.
"Even the little tremors bring back the terror of the big one," said Roger Marshall, 32, who had bring his young family to an migration centre set up at the Burnside High School in Christchurch.

Here on the streets have sought shelter as they swap horrible stories of the day Christchurch distorted forever.

"The house was totally shaken and when we did get outside, the three-storey house crossways the road was just one storey and there's hands and limbs attach out and (people) saying 'help, help, help!'. It was unreal," said Mr Marshall.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Breakfast way to Excellent Health

Good breakfast is the key to a healthy lifestyle determining the quality of your whole day's nutrition, according to investigation.

And the top way to start the morning is with a simple bowl of a fit cereal, as it makes people less likely to turn to fatty, sugary food during the rest of the day, reports express.

The study, by nutritionist Sigrid Gibson revealed the healthiest breakfast choice is cereal with milk because it is a good source of calcium and several other key nutrients, such as fiber, protein and carbohydrate.

The research team analyzed 12,068 food reports from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which interviewed Britons aged from 19 to 64.

The results proved that one in five adults ate no hard food for breakfast, one third chose cereals and 45 per cent enjoyed a non-cereal breakfast. The trendiest item was tea or coffee, taken on 84 per cent of breakfast time.

Milk was inspired with 82 per cent of breakfasts, followed by cereal (39 per cent), bread (33 per cent) and fruit (14 per cent).

The healthiest breakfast option is cereal with milk.

Women were less likely than men to decide bread, sausage, bacon or eggs and more likely to have fruit in its place.

The study establishes that eating breakfast was linked with a lower fat and higher carbohydrate intake over 24 hours balance with skipping breakfast.

But this was mainly attributable to cereal-based breakfasts as non-cereal meals were related with a higher intake of soaked fatty acid and lower protein intakes.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wright still miss Sachin & Group

CHENNAI - John Wright, the best serving foreign coach (2000-2005 ) of the Indian cricket team, still misses the group of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly , VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and the likes.

He took over as the coach past the match-fixing controversy and with Ganguly as the skipper, assists India come back strong. But when you ask Wright if "today's dreadful Indian team is his baby" , the former New Zealand opener sounds enormously humble.

"It was more of a team effort. Players like Sachin, VVS, Sourav, Sehwag wanted to do well for the team and I think that was the main force behind our success . I still miss them," Wright said.

Wright saw how the Indian team was affected when they express some strong negative reply at home after a bad start in the 2003 World Cup.

61year old US lady deliver her own grandson!

London, Feb 14 - A 61-year-old woman in the US made the past after she gave birth to her own grandson that was being replacement for her daughter.

Kristine Casey became the oldest women in living remembrance to give birth in Illinois and also broke numerous local records for being the replacement mother for her daughter, Sara Connell, who had been annoying for years to have a baby.

Connell and her husband, Bill, are the natural parents of the child Casey carried, which grew from an origin created from the Chicago couple's egg and sperm.

Connell told the Chicago Tribune that she and her mother held hands as Finnean Lee Connell was delivered by cesarean section at 9.47pm on Wednesday.

"When the baby let out a cry, I lost it. It's such a miracle," the Daily Mail extracted her as saying.

Susan Gerber, who delivered the baby at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said it would have wanted a heart of stone to not be moved by the wonderful event.

"The surgery itself was uncomplicated, and the exciting context of this delivery was so profound," Gerber said.

According to state health department records, the oldest woman to give birth in Illinois was 58 when she had her baby in 2006.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rupee at 3-week high increased by dollar inflows

The Indian rupee increase to three-week highs on Tuesday, holded by dollar inflows and strong Asian peers, but importer demand for dollars was seen cutting the local unit's rise.

At 9:57 a.m. (0427 GMT), the partly convertible rupee was at 45.3575/3650 per dollar, stronger than Monday's finishing of 45.475/4850. In early deals, it rose to 45.35 per dollar -- its peak since Jan. 19.

"There is a positive sentiment from Asian currency strength this morning and sense some inflows as well in the market," said Rohan Naik, head of foreign exchange dealing at Standard Chartered Bank in Mumbai.

He also said an extra upside to the rupee could be curbed by importer demand for the dollar at current levels and sees the rupee trading in the variety of 45.30-45.50 per dollar intra-day.

Most Asian currencies were stronger compared to the dollar on Tuesday. The dollar index, a gauge of the greenback's performance against six major currencies, was losing 0.13 percent at 77.930 points.

Foreign institutional investors buy Indian shares worth $49.17 million on Friday. This was the second directly session when foreigners bought shares after being net supplier in the earlier five sessions.

They have pulled out $1.3 billion this year until Feb. 4 on alarm over high inflation. Indian shares rose 0.3 percent in choppy early trade on Tuesday, with financials and outsourcers important the rise. [.BO]

One-month offshore non-deliverable onward contracts were quoted at 45.51, weaker than the onshore spot rate. In the currency futures market, the most traded near-month dollar-rupee contract on the National Stock Exchange and MCX-SX was at 45.50 and the United Stock Exchange was at 45.4975, with the sum traded amount at $572 million.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bing to contribute - World IPv6 Day

Bing logo
Microsoft's search engine will be one of the major Web sites offered in a synchronized effort to iron out troubles moving to a vastly more spacious Internet based on the next IPv6 standard.

"On June 8, we will allow world-wide IPv6 connectivity to, for the purposes of a one-day test," said Bing program manager Kevin Boske. "Consumers with IPv6 Internet capabilities will mechanically access this new method of connectivity. This require both a device that supports IPv6 (like a Windows 7 PC), and hold from your Internet provider."

IPv6, or Internet Protocol version 6, comes with 340 trillion Internet addresses, a lot more than the 4.3 billion permited by the current IPv4. Moving to IPv6 is a difficult, global event that ultimately involves any devices that connect to to the Internet.

Its urgency is hastened by the fact that the past, the Internet's central overseers handed out the last group of IPv4 addresses. It'll be months before that IPv4 exhaustion cascades down to the level of business that need to lease those addresses eternally, but the clock now is ticking.

Some companies such as Facebook and Google previously suggest IPv6 access to their services, but typically only with IPv6-specific domains such as On World IPv6 Day, the major domains will be offered over IPv6, too.