Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wish U Happy Christmas

Christmas is thus about God and Love

Christmas gifts need to come from the bottom of your heart Your heart needs to be an ocean filled with love like the ocean is filled with water all year - your heart needs to be filled with love all year it's Christmas time all year - time to make Christmas gifts all year - each day!

wish you and your family a happy Christmas and make your all days full of success and happieness

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Why blocked nose distress food Taste

As anyone suffering during a head cold knows, food tastes wrong when the nose is congested, an experience that leads many to conclude that the sense of taste operates usually only when the olfactory system is also in excellent working order.

Evidence that the taste system influences olfactory perception, however, has been vanishingly rare—awaiting now. In a novel study this week in Nature Neuroscience, a Brandeis researcher details just such an influence.

Neuroscientist Don Katz and colleagues discovered that if the taste cortex in rats is inactivated when a rat first smells an odour, at least a food odour.

“We discovered that rats use their taste system to smell with, so when you knock out the taste cortex, yet for an hour, as we did, you alter their sense of smell".

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Andaman seafood is Amazing Food

One of favorite food is seafood. Here is news you will love! Many different fish, crabs, lobsters and prawns exclusive to the Andamans are right here in the city.

Brought to you by Andaman Seafood, Nungambakkam, the variety also includes snappers, groupers, sea tiger prawns, live mud crab and Andaman oil shark (dog shark). The products are said to be airlifted in a cooled environment and repacked in the city, without adding preservatives.

The outlet also conducts sessions every month to educate consumers on the preparation of lobsters, cutting, including cleaning, and storage. In this sea food is good for health.

Friday, December 18, 2009

India: Swine (H1N1) flu Death Count 759

There seems to be no respite from the swine (H1N1) flu pandemic as it continues to take a toll with eleven deaths reported 18th December Thursday, swelling the national count to 759, according to an official statement released today friday.

While 2 deaths each were reported from Gujarat and Delhi during the day, reports of seven deaths that had occurred earlier were also confirmed the same day. Of these seven deaths, three had occurred in Delhi and 2 each in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Record of fatalities nationwide

Among all the states, Maharashtra continues to be the worst hit state wide, accounting for 247 deaths so far. Next to it is Karnataka, which has lost over 123 lives.

The total swine flu fatalities are 104 in Rajasthan, 64 in Gujarat, 52 each in Delhi and Andhra Pradesh, 30 in Kerala, 24 in Haryana, 14 in Punjab, 10 in Uttarakhand, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 6 in Puducherry, 5 each in Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, 3 each in Uttar Pradesh and Orissa, and 2 in Chhattisgarh. One death each was also reported from Jammu, Madhya Pradesh & Kashmir and Mizoram.

Scientists find clues why H1N1 virus kills

To contain the deadly swine flu virus, scientists are carrying out studies to find out the exact reason why people infected with the lethal contagion develop an uncontrolled immune response resulting which they die.

Recently, they claim to have discovered high levels of a molecule called Interleukin 17 (IL-17) in the blood of those infected with H1N1.

They hypothesized that elevated levels of this molecule may be proving fatal for those who tested positive for swine flu.

Monday, December 14, 2009

India: Swine (H1N1) flu toll climbs to 92 in Pune

The Swine flu toll in the city rose to 92 after a 6 month pregnant woman succumbed to the H1N1 disease in a hospital here, health officials said today.

The woman died last night.

According to Dr Ashok Mehta, Joint Director, health, 10 more new fresh cases were detected in the city during the last 24 hours and the number of critical patients stood at 21 out of whom 8 needed ventilator support.

Various hospitals in the city admitted 33 new swine (H1N1) flu infected patients during this period, he said.

Meanwhile, the organizers of the winter Savai Gandharva music festival, a much awaited annual occasion held here attracting a galaxy of vocalists and lovers of classical music, have postponed the contest indefinitely in view of the Swine flu spread caused by overcrowding in public places.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Climate Change: Warmest decade on record in 2000-2009

The past ten years have been the warmest in recorded history, according to the UK Meteorological (Met) Office.

The UN climate talks in Copenhagen show despite 1998 being the warmest year on record, the noughties has been the warmest decade evidenced in 160 years.

In a split announcement, the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva said today that 2009 will be one of the ten warmest individual years recorded. The provisional figure for warming during the year is 0.44C above the long-term average of 14C.

According to the Vicky Pope, head of climate change suggestion at the Met Office, the figures “highlight that the world continues to see global temperatures rise, most of which is due to rising emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and clearly shows that the argument that global warming has stopped is flawed.”

The German research group Germanwatch, showed that Burma, Bangladesh and Honduras were the three countries the majority affected in the past 20 years by extremes of climate.

Also in the top ten were Vietnam, Haiti, Nicaragua, India, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines and China.

Frequency rises

We can not attribute all extremes of weather to climate change but we are already recording an increase in intensity and frequency.

A 2C rise in temperatures is safe for some, but not for the poorest. A 1.5C rise gives a safer world for everyone, but there is a vast difference between the two.

Only 4 developed countries were in the top 20 of countries most prone to weather disaster: U.S. at 18, Spain at 14, Portugal at 14 and the Italy at 12.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Climate change: India not acting under pressure

COPENHAGEN: As delegates of 193 nations ongoing tough negotiations on a climate change deal here, India said it was not acting under pressure to help work out a fresh agreement and that it would stick to the fundamental elements of its position.

As for its decision to cut carbon emissions by 20-25 per cent by 2020, Prime Minister’s individual Envoy on Climate Change Shyam Saran said on 8th December, Tuesday the government was not acting under pressure from the international community. “We should be aware that there are certain fundamental elements that should not change. In terms of those fundamental principles, the Indian situate has been quite consistent,” he told PTI.

According to him, the fundamental elements are the principle of general but differentiated responsibility; the legally binding quantitative emission reduction target resting on the urbanized nations, not on the developing nations; and mitigation action taken voluntarily by the developing nations should be backed by financial resources and technology.

The Climate Change effects Water level is rising

More than half of the world's population have made their home in coastal regions.

For many low-lying areas, scientists warn that the coming century is likely to see sea level rise that will change the shape of coastlines around the globe.

While industrialised nations are able to spend billions on flood protection schemes, many small island nations are at risk of disappearing beneath the waves.

But by how much will the waters rise in the coming century, and what are the factors driving the increase?

One of the latest assessments suggest that sea levels are likely to rise by about 1.4m (4ft 6in) globally by 2100 as polar ice melts.

A major review of climate change in Antarctica by an international team of researchers said that warming seas were accelerating melting in the west of the continent.

Indeed, the continent's largest portion, East Antarctica, appears to have cooled, bringing a 10% increase in the sea ice extent since 1980.

Other observers project a global average sea level increase of about one metre by 2100.

But there is a scientific consensus that the IPCC's 2007 projection of 43cm was too conservative.

for more info

The world map is heating slide show -

Sunday, December 6, 2009

India: Swine(H1N1) flu Claims Three more in Ahmedabad City

AHMEDABAD: 4 people died of H1N1 flu in the city on 5th December Saturday. Three of the victims were from Gujarat, which includes a young pregnant mother, while one case was from Rajasthan. The patients had come to Civil Hospital in the last 3 days. The official state death form stands at 48 till now and 333 people have been tested positive.

The 3 who died in Civil Hospital were Makshree Bhojraj, 21, a pregnant lady from Mundra in Kutch, Govind Raval, 27, from Palanpur and Virja Ramesh, 35, from Botad.

Three of the 4 new fresh patients who were tested positive in the last two days in the state had refused to stay in hospitals in Rajkot, Palanpur and Vadodara and come to Civil Hospital. What has surprised medical officials is that these H1N1 positive patients had come in contact with more people while coming to Ahmedabad.

Winters have been a worry for health authorities for a long time and it is the second onslaught of H1N1 virus that authorities are worried about. With marriage season and the influx of NRIs into the state, officials have previously pressed the alarm button.

In Ahmedabad a large number of swine flu victims -- 83% noticed since July 11 -- were between 13 and 45 years. As many as 112 people tested positive in various parts of the city while the city recorded its most cases in the posh new west zone.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Courtallam: Heavy rain forecast till Thursday

Kutrallam Main Falls

Since Tenkasi and Shencottai taluks registered good rainfall on December 2nd Wednesday and continue Thursday also.

All waterfalls at Courtallam were flowing dangerously for the second consecutive day, causing floods in the Chittaar River.

The people not allowed to path for kutrallam main falls and five falls.

Main falls water flowing heavily above the arch.

Aintharuvi (Five Falls)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Karthikai Deepam and Tiruvannamalai Kovil Festival

Today it is Kovil Thiru Karthigai and Thiru Annamalai Deepam. This festival is celebrated mainly in TamilNadu. The festival is celebrated on Poornima ( full moonday) of the tamil month Karthigai. This year Karthigai thepa thiruvila Oil lamps of all shapes and sizes are lit all over the house and the front yard in the evening. Karthikai Deepam is one of the oldest festivals celebrated by the Tamil people.

Karthigai festival in Tiruvannamalai hills is very famous. On Karthigai day, a huge fire lamp is lit up on the hill, visible for several kilometers around the hill. The fire (dheepam) is called Mahabharanidheepam, Hindu devotees visit here and pray to god Shiva.