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Nokia to offer free navigation in 74 countries

Nokia will follow Google, offering free maps on its cellphones, in a move to boost handset sales but one that will hit other satnav players, the 'San Francisco Chronicle' reported on Thursday, citing the Finnish company.

"Nokia used to charge for navigation packages that included turn-by-turn directions. That all goes away now. Now you can get turn-by-turn directions covering 74 countries in 46 languages," the report said.

A spokesman for Nokia declined to comment. The firm is scheduled to hold news conferences related to its services offering around the world from 0930 GMT onwards.

In 2008 Nokia bought for $8.1 billion digital mapping firm Navteq -- a rival to navigation specialist TomTom's Tele Atlas unit.

Analysts said free navigation could enable Nokia to support its flagging position in the global smartphone market. It still sells more smartphones than any of its rivals, but it has lost ground to Apple and RIM.
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Full-body scanners cleared, trials in Delhi soon

The government today decided to introduce full-body scanners at airports across the country in a phased manner to secure them against potential terrorist attacks. The US and Israel are already using full-body scanners at some of their airports, and more such scanners are on their way to airports in the US, England, Japan and the EU.

The proposal, cleared by a technical specification committee under the Ministry of Civil Aviation and comprising representatives from all security agencies, comes in the backdrop of a recent attempt by a Nigerian man to blow up a Detroit-bound aircraft using explosives attached to his body. Security checks at Lagos or Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, where the would-be bomber boarded planes, failed to detect the explosives.

The scanners have been at the centre of privacy and health concerns for several years across the world. The panel has debated all these issues at length, a government official told The Indian Express.
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Lumix Cameras Released by Panasonic

The DMC-FS15 is the most capable model release by Panasonic yesterday. The camera comes with a 12.1 Megapixel sensor and a wide-angle 29mm Leica DC lens with 5x optical zoom, being the equivalent of 29-145mm on a regular film camera).

Even though it is oriented to get users take photos easy, the FS15 model comes with several appealing features, even for the more experience individuals. As an example, the intelligent auto mode, or iA, analyses the image ready to be taken and automatically adjusts the most appropriate settings.

Basically, with the iA mode, the user only has to seize the moment and press the shutter, as anything ranging from autofocus, automatic red-eye reduction, face detection, image stabilizer and ISO control will do all the necessary work in order to get the most out of the picture.

Another feature of the camera is the new face detection technology, which is actually a new algorithm of the autofocus feature. This means that that the focus is maintained on the subject, even if he moves after the user presses the capture button. This feature will certainly be appreciated in sport scenarios.

Even though the camera is very compact, it still sports a generous 2.7-inch screen. Moreover, the big display features a light sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness level between eleven values. Another sought-after feature is the start-up time, which takes just over one second, much to the delight of the spontaneous user.

There is also the Intelligent Scene Selector, which chooses the best mode between Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, and Night Scenery. The lock feature of the auto focus also works in recording mode and, hence, the image will be automatically adjusted depending on the position of the subject of the video.

Along with the $200 FS15 model, Panasonic is also offering the FS7, which essentially shares most of the functionality of the former, but lacking the wide-angle lens and the full Intelligent Auto and the Intelligent Exposure modes. Still, the FS7 will be even more affordable, with a price tag of only $160.

Last, but not the least, the LS85 model off the Lumix line-up is a budget camera that runs on standard AA batteries and sports an 8 Megapixel sensor. The camera will have limited version of iA and Intelligent Exposure, in a similar manner as the FS7.
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Student-scientist hopes his cells may light up villages

Young Vishnu Jayaprakash's innovation in the Cowdung Microbial Fuel Cells won him the national prize at the IRIS 2008 National Science fair, the Indian chapter of the world's largest science talent discovery initiative, in Kolkata recently.
Vishnu, who is dreaming of lighting Indian villages using Cowdung Microbial Fuel cells, will now represent the country at the prestigeous ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) in the USA, Nevada in May 2009 and all the international science fairs next year.
The 10th standard student of the Chettinad Vidyashram used locally available graphite paper to replace the expensive Toray carbon paper in cells, which made the cells cheaper.
He fabricated Flexible Material for Chambers and indigenous material for electrodes, so that it can be adopted on the walls of the huts to light their lives. The innovation is villager-friendly as it requires no great technical assistance.
With just one innovation, the cost of the cell has come down from Rs 2625 to Rs 180! Vishnu is confident that he would be able to light up the villages with his Cowdung Microbial Fuel Cells. He is now aiming at implementing it in the villages. The cells use cow dung, which undergoes anaerobic respiration to get energy out of glucose, which in turn releases high energy electrons, that causes the electricity.
Vishnu was guided in his project by Dr T S Natarajan, Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Madras. Natarajan praised his ward for his scientific inquisitiveness and said the day is not far off that his youngest research student would make the country proud with more such discoveries. Vishnu, who thanked his parents, school teachers and Dr Natarajan, said he would continue his research work in future. The Chennai lad is the brother of up and coming swimmer Agnishwaran.
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Sprint Nextel Launches 3G/4G Wireless Modem For Laptops

Sprint Nextel has just announced that it will start selling dual-mode 3G/4G wireless broadband modems for laptops starting on Sunday. This new device will allow users to access both Sprint's 3G cellular data network and the new 4G WiMax wireless network the company is currently building. The modem is known as Sprint 3G/4G USB Modem U300 and it will use the new 4G Clearwire network with download speeds between 2 Mbps and 4Mbps where that network is available. However, if users can't access the 4G network, the will automatically be able to access the 3G one, which offers average downloads of between 600 Kbps and 1.4 Mbps.

The company launched the 4G WiMax network called Xohm in Baltimore in October, just months before it officially merged its WiMax network with Clearwire's network. The service will be launched in other markets across the country throughout 2009. However, it will take a while for the new 4G network to be built ubiquitously, as there's a large area to cover.

The new wireless modem connects via a standard USB port and costs $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a two year subscription to the wireless data service. Customers can find the wireless modem at Sprint's direct business sales force and at most Baltimore-area Sprint stores and select Baltimore-area retailers. It really looks like it's an excellent service, one which offers the best coverage at the best price. In addition, several notebook manufacturers, such as Acer or Toshiba, are including Intel's WiMax/Wi-Fi module in new laptops, so users can access the 4G WiMax network. Prior to FCC's approval of Sprint's merge with Clearwire, the second company told the media it hoped to introduce commercial WiMax services in several US cities during 2009, such as Portland or Las Vegas.
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Speed camera tech helps prevent cot deaths



The radar technology that enables speed cameras to save lives on the roads could soon be doing the same in nurseries.

Researchers at the University of Florida have built a prototype baby monitor that uses Doppler radar to detect a sleeping child's breathing and heartbeat.

If the infant's chest stops moving, the crib-mounted monitor detects the problem and sends an alarm to a portable wireless unit kept by the parents.

"It's the same Doppler radar that police use to catch speeders, but in our case, we don't measure constant speed, but rather back-and-forth motion -- sort of like vibration," said Professor Jenshan Lin.

Radiation reassurances

The crib monitor's signals are very low power and not harmful to the baby or parents, Lin added. While a standard mobile phone emits about one watt of power, the Doppler radar emits just one ten-thousandth of a watt of power, he said.

Lin is also pursuing other applications for his technology. He already has a small working prototype search-and-rescue robot equipped with the Doppler system to find living people in structures damaged by earthquakes or explosions.

"Or the military could use it to find enemy soldiers," Lin said, noting that the Doppler radar easily penetrates walls or other structural components.

Lin has also miniaturised the electronics to fit on a fruit fly-sized microchip, enabling the remote monitor to be used in mobile phones. This could turn the phones into portable life detectors useful, for example, for friends and family who wish to keep tabs on elderly relatives living alone, he said.

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Samsung Tobi Phone

Samsung announces the release of its latest mobile phone, called Samsung Tobi for pre-teens and young adults. Also known as S3030, the handset comes with safety functions such as SOS Call, SOS Message and Fake Call to directly get in touch with family members during an emergency.



Based on a friendly graphical user interface (GUI), it is said to be designed for people who are looking for fun and safety features. It sports affable animated characters in three themes that include Monster theme, Snowman theme and Ocean World theme. For personalization, the Samsung Tobi bundles a changeable backside cover and even allow users to insert their favorite photo or image under the see-through protective sleeve at the back.


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Engg student electrocuted; campus tense

Death of an engineering college student due to electrocution had left the campus tense on Tuesday.

Prasanth (18) of first year electrical and electronic engineering at Satyabhama Engineering College
, who stayed in the college hostel, had come in contact with a live wire in the campus and died in the hospital on Monday.

The college authorities asked other hostel students to vacate it for the time-being following the incident and asked them to return once the situation was back to normal, the police said. Around 12.00 pm in the night, the students called the fire service and said that their was fire in the 4th block in the inside the college premises. Though the fire engine rushed to the spot, the students didn't allow the vehicle inside the campus, said the police.
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Liberty Wire & Cable Introduces Revolutionary HDMI Over COAX Transmitter/Receiver System

Liberty Wire & Cable introduces a revolutionary new HDMI over COAX Transmitter/Receiver System at INFOCOMM International 2008, the annual convention of the International Communications Industries Association, beginning here later this month. Liberty's HDMI Over COAX System Connects Digital Signal Sources with Analog Displays The HDMI over COAX Transmitter/Receiver is the newest addition to Liberty's extensive DigitaLinx family of products, further enhancing Liberty's position as the industry leader in long-distance HDMI technology.

Devices like Liberty's compact new Transmitter/Receiver system transmit true HDMI signals, not an analog version of a digital signal, over already installed coaxial cable, eliminating the need to run all-new wires throughout a home or office. Liberty's device is easy to install and use, works perfectly with the RGBHV coax cables typically used for VGA or component signals, and provides A/V professionals with unparalleled flexibility. Also significant: Liberty's system is the only HDMI extender designed to function using the HDMI 1.3 standard at a high enough speed (10.2 Gbps) to future-proof new installations.

Tests indicate 1080p performance at distances over 300 feet with common cables. "Liberty's new HDMI over COAX device is ideal for retrofitting existing analog A/V systems," says Kirk Horlbeck, Senior Vice President of Marketing. "With the switch from analog to digital picking up speed, and Blu-Ray and 1080p being adopted as industry standards, it's quickly becoming essential to provide custom professionals with an HDMI 1.3 Category 2 solution utilizing existing cables."

Consisting of a transmitter module and a receiver module, the HDMI Over COAX system uses conventional HDMI cable to connect to sources and displays. Four or five conductor coax cables are used to connect the transmitter to the receiver, and the power plug can work at either end. There are LED status indicators for Display, Source and Power. With its small form-factor and ease of use, it significantly extends the reach of HDMI over existing coax cabling.

"Liberty's HDMI Over COAX will help build our customers businesses and their bottom lines," says John Dace, Vice President of Sales. "HDMI over COAX allows A/V professionals to move their current analog customer base to HDMI signal distribution by executing a Liberty HDMI upgrade.

With a simple on-site visit, they will be able to extend the life-spans of their customers' current analog installations while providing AV professionals with opportunities to upgrade displays, entertainment sources, cables, and switchers.
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Honda Fest to start during new Honda City deliveries

Honda outlets in India will get decked up for a new customer-centric concept called Honda Fest.


Honda Siel Cars has announced that  Honda Fest would open at its dealerships across India, to coincide with the start of deliveries of its recently launched all-new Honda City.

To be held between November 28 and 30, the Honda Fest has been planned as fun-filled weekend for the customers, their families and those who aspire for a Honda car, said a report. The deliveries of the all-new City will begin from this month. The company has already got bookings of nearly 4,000 cars since the launch of the new model.

The festival is part of the Honda fests organized by the company in various countries with the aim of involving customers in important occasions for the company and establish a bond with them. Those who arrive to be part of the Honda Fest will be offered a test drive of the all-new City and other Honda car. Besides, it will feature entertainment activities such as music, dance, painting competitions, puppet shows and quiz competitions.

After its stint in Germany and Japan, the new concept has been brought into India as the new City rolls out. The company plans to organise similar such events as part of other important launches in future.  Honda Siel Cars India has already sold 45,388 units during the January-October period this year. This is as against 52,599 units sold during the corresponding period of last year. The company said that it had sold as many as 24,952 units in April - October 2008 as against 34,578 units in the corresponding period last year. Meanwhile in October, HSCI sold 1,476 units as against 5,287 units sold last year.

With a slowdown affecting the industry in general, there have been factors like liquidity crunch, difficulty in getting finance, high rate of interest and negative sentiment. The company added that Honda Siel's sales performance had been lying low ever since the Honda City ZX was put on the run out phase. It may be recalled that the company had stopped production of the model last month.
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I Need a Job

I will be available in January 2009, and I am willing to relocate.

RESUME: GEORGE W. BUSH
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20520

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

* I was arrested in Kennebunkport , Maine , in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol. I plead guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has been 'lost' and is not available.

MILITARY:

* I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use. By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam .

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

* I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:

* I ran for U.S. Congress and lost.
* I began my career in the oil business in Midland , Texas , in 1975. I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas . The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.
* I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money.
* With the help of my father and our friends in the oil industry
(including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas .

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS :

* I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union . During my tenure, Houston  replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America .
* I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of
billions in borrowed money.
* I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.
* With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida , and my
father's appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President of the United States , after losing by over 500,000 votes.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT:

* I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.

* I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.
*I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S. Treasury.
* I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S. history.
* I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.
* I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
* I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the U.S. stock market.
* In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs and that trend continues.
* I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history. My 'poorest millionaire, 'Condoleezza
Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.
* I set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips by a U.S.
President. I am the all-time U.S. and world record -holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations. My largest lifetime campaign contributor, and one of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. history, Enron.
* My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.
* I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against investigation or prosecution.
* More time and money was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the biggest corporate rip-offs in history.
* I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed..
* I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.
* I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
* I appointed more convicted criminals to my administration than any President in U.S. history.
* I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States Government.
* I've broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.
* I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.
* I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law.
* I refused to allow inspector's access to U.S. 'prisoners of war' detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.
* I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 US election).
* I set the record for fewest numbers of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.
* I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period.
* After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.
* I garnered the most sympathy ever for the U.S. after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.
* I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.
* I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, preemptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. Citizens and the world community.
* I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families in wartime.
* In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for attacking Iraq and then blamed the lies on our British friends.
* I am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.
* I am supporting development of a nuclear 'Tactical Bunker Buster,' aWMD.
* I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.


RECORDS AND REFERENCES:

* All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed and unavailable for public view.
* All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
* All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice-President attended, regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.
* I specified that my sealed documents will not be available for 50 years.

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Suzuki Hayabusa and Intruder launched in India

Suzuki Motorcycle India launched two superbikes in new Delhi, India. The Suzuki Hayabusa is an iconic superbike, made famous in India by the improbable stunts in the movie Dhoom. The movie was a horror, the stunts were worse, but India came to know about that Hayabusa as the ultimate motorcycle to own.




The other motorcycle launched is the Suzuki Intruder M1800R, a cruiser motorcycle with a massive 1783 cc V-Twin engine.

The Suzuki Hayabusa (earlier called GSXR1300 in some markets) has a 1340 cc engine churning out 194 bhp that can propel it to 60 MPH in 2.6 seconds! Note that that's miles, not kilometers. That would be 96.5 kilometers per hour in 2.6 seconds! Top speed is an electronically restricted 299 kmph.



We really, really hope the few rich kids and motorcycle enthusiasts who can pony up the money for this motorcycle rides it responsibly.

Almost forgot - the price for both the Hayabusa and the Intruder M1800R motorcycles in India will be Rs 12.5 lakh. Definitely not cheap. That's a bit more than a normal petrol Civic's price in India, by the way. We had reported on the expected launch of the Suzuki Hayabusa in India earlier.



The Suzuki Intruder M1800R is a 1783cc V-twin cruiser, DOHC, 54 degree, liquid-cooled, fuel injected V-twin engine designed for strong throttle response and quick acceleration. Maximum power produced is 125bhp @6,200 rpm and maximum torque: 160Nm @3,200 rpm. The M1800R intruder features a final shaft drive instead of a chain.
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Chat Box / What's Next for Sun?
Nov 18, 2008, 10:58 AM
What's Next for Sun?

After several months of turmoil, things came to a head at Sun Microsystems with the unpleasant pre-holiday news that around 6,000 people, 15 to 18 percent of its workforce, would be cut in a restructuring plan that the firm hoped would save $700 million to $800 million annually.

The Santa Clara, California-based company declined to comment to InternetNews.com on the specifics of the cuts, such as where they will come and what divisions may be pared down or eliminated.

This has led to inevitable speculation of Sun being bought, either whole or in pieces. Southeastern Asset Management, one of Sun's largest shareholders, has been increasing its holdings and changed its ownership status to one more actively involved in the company's affairs.

Sun's primary problem has long been attributed to the fact it sells a proprietary RISC (define) chip when the market is moving rapidly to the x86 platform. It is probably all the more frustrating for Sun, as it has a very powerful offering in its UltraSPARC servers, which can outperform x86-based servers, but the last few quarter show fewer and fewer customers are buying.

Sun has offered both AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon-based servers for more than a few years, but the x86 business is only a fraction of its overall sales, and its growth is nowhere near enough to offset losses in SPARC sales.

But it's not just rejection of UltraSPARC, Sun has failed to execute when it needed to, such as the slow move to build on international markets. Sun is heavily dependent on the U.S. market, and the U.S. economy is under severe strain this year. Josh Farina, an analyst with Technology Business Research, said Sun has faltered in its global execution.

"They launched some teams to focus on emerging markets this year, but they are late to it," he told InternetNews.com. "HP and IBM have been in those markets for years and are well entrenched, and they're not going to give that up."
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Set up own power stations

The Chairman of St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Dr Jeppiar recently urged industrialists in the state to allocate 25 per cent of the cost of a project for establishing an exclusive in-house power generating facility to meet their energy requirements.

He was speaking at the Rs 1.39 crore Merit Scholarship Award function on the occasion of the XV anniversary celebrations of St Joseph's College for Engineering.
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Sonos Gives Away iPhone Remote Control, Adds Pandora and Last.FM


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Microsoft's results better than expected

Microsoft's profit climbed two per cent last quarter - cheerful news given the current state of the economy.

Profit for the quarter ending 30 September hit $4.37 billion (£2.81 billion). The software giant also posted record first quarter revenue up nine per cent from the same quarter last year, topping $15 billion and beating analysts expectations

"In a challenging economic environment, the first-quarter results exhibit the strength and diversity of our business model," claimed Chris Liddell, Microsoft's chief financial officer.

And while the firm did reduce its outlook, it was by less than many had feared. Liddell said: "We feel extremely good about our relative competitive position and our ability to continue outgrowing IT spend. We believe our exceptionally strong cash flow, product pipeline and financial strength will allow us to weather economic conditions well."
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Oracle and SAP Keep Hammering Each Other

Oracle on Wednesday filed the third amendment of its lawsuit against SAP over allegations of industrial espionage. However, it may have breached some provisions of the agreement between the two that allowed it to file the amendment.

SAP, which is scheduled to file its response to the amended complaint by October 15, declined to discuss the issue. An SAP spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement that the firm will not comment on Oracle's filing until after its own filing is delivered to the court and "court filings are the most appropriate place for SAP to respond to Oracle's allegations."

Oracle did not respond to requests for comment by press time

Last month, both parties filed a stipulation that would let Oracle file the third amended complaint (available here in PDF format). In return, Oracle agreed not to expand the scope of the case's evidence-gathering phase through its additional amendment and also pledged not to change the overall schedule of the case.

That would benefit SAP, which is being financially drained by the lawsuit. "Defendants continue to expend millions of dollars each month timely meeting its discovery obligations in this case," SAP said in a joint discovery conference statement.

Although it had pledged not to broaden the scope of evidence, Oracle, which has already deposed 12 executives of SAP and SAP America, including co-CEOs Leo Apotheker and Henning Kagermann, has served another 10 deposition notices and "anticipates 25 to 30 more, not counting third party depositions," according to a joint deposition statement filed with the court October 3.

Just slow going

And Oracle now wants documents related to additional software lines -- Siebel, eBusiness Suite, Hyperion and Retek, according to the joint discovery statement. Despite this, Oracle contends in the joint discovery statement that the delays in discovery might jeopardize the case schedule.
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Web Technology Cuts Mobile Calling Fees

The cost of talking on the go is coming down, thanks to an increasing number of options for using Internet calling services on mobile phones as an alternative to traditional cellular service plans.

Nokia is one of the biggest makers of mobile phones with Wi-Fi chips. Some high-profile devices are equipped with the short-range wireless technology, including Apple Inc's iPhone and some BlackBerry models from Research in Motion Ltd.

The soon-to-be-released G1 Google phone from HTC Corp and T-Mobile also sports a Wi-Fi chip.

For Mark Laris, a Dallas-based nuclear engineer who travels the world running his consulting business, the technology saves him thousands of dollars a year on international phone bills.

Wi-Fi chips and Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, let him do most of his business and personal calls over cut-rate phone services that work over the Web. His only mobile phone bill is a 1,400-minute-per-month family plan from AT&T that he shares with a business partner.

"I always make VoIP calls," he says, adding that the call quality is as good as a traditional mobile phone service.

He accesses the VoIP services using a Nokia phone loaded with a Wi-Fi chip similar to ones that that allow laptops to access the Web in smaller venues like coffee shops.

The new phones are capable of operating just on Wi-Fi -- they don't necessarily have to use a mobile phone carrier at all -- and when you're not in a Wi-Fi "hot spot" they ring through to your Wi-Fi carrier's voice mail.

TAKING ON SKYPE

One advantage that these new companies have in competing with established VoIP services such as eBay's Skype and Vonage is that old-style Internet calling required users to be sitting in front of a computer or hooked up to a laptop to make calls.

Mobile handsets with Wi-Fi chips free them from their PCs.

Ivan Domaniewicz, a commercial airline pilot with homes in Miami and Barcelona, recently switched to DeFi Mobile from eBay's Skype VoIP service. His $40-per-month DeFi plan gives him unlimited Internet calls, voice mail and phone numbers in Argentina and Spain that ring through to his Nokia handset.

"It's really helped me keep in touch with my family and friends in Argentina and Spain," said Domaniewicz, who shuttles between the United States, Japan, Europe and the South Pacific.

"What's nice is that I don't have to take my computer out and start Skype-ing to talk to them. I just turn on my phone," he said.

Jeb Brilliant, an event planner from Long Beach, California, cut his monthly AT&T plan down to 700 minutes from a more expensive unlimited access plan after he got comfortable using mobile VoIP.

He uses Truphone, which charges 6 cents per minute to call landlines in most countries and 30 cents a minute to call mobile numbers. It also sells bundles of minutes that are discounted over its a la carte rates.
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Apple to Spotlight New MacBooks

Apple will turn its attention to its notebooks after letting its product lineup languish for more than a year without an update.

As always, Apple gave only a teaser of what's to come: In this case, the press invites to an event at its Cupertino campus on Tuesday, Oct. 14, bore an image of a laptop with the words, "The spotlight turns to notebooks." And little else.

The rumor mill, though, is working overtime on what may be coming out.

A refresh of the line may be sorely needed. The last major revision of the MacBook Pro lineup, Apple's higher-end models, came out in 2006. There have been tweaks to the line, such as larger hard drives and newer-generation processors, but there have been more significant advances in mobility since then, such as Intel's Montevina platform.

However, one current rumor is that Apple, which uses nVidia  graphics, will use an nVidia chipset in its new notebooks, rather than Montevina.

The rumors are all over the place, and if history is any guide, at least some of them will be true. The Inquisitr blog reported that Apple will launch an $800 laptop, citing pricing sheets sent to the company's retail stores, describing models ranging from $800 up to $3,100.

Currently, Apple's cheapest notebook, the MacBook, sells for $1,099. If the rumor were true, it would make the new model Apple's first sub-$1,000 notebook, which will better position it to compete with the numerous laptops from Dell, HP and Acer, which all have laptops for as low as $599 in stores like Best Buy and Staples.

The new models, as the rumor goes, include a 13-inch MacBook and a MacBook Pro with 15- and 17-inch screens.

Source:internetnews
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Vimukti Technologies

Experience:0 - 1 Years

Location:Hyderabad / Secunderabad

(Written test timing: Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm)

Education:UG - B.Tech/B.E. - Computers, Electronics/Telecomunication PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Industry Type:IT-Software/ Software Services

Functional Area:Application Programming, Maintenance

Job Description

As a software developer, you will be involved into development (coding) of different projects on different platforms. You may need to work in any of Java/PHP/Ruby/Python etc
The platform on which you work is decided by Vimukti depending on your skill

Desired Candidate Profile

Have excellent programming skills
Be able to quickly understand new IT packages and technique
Have good communication skills
Enjoy problem-solving.

Company Profile

Vimukti (Vimukti Technologies Pvt Ltd) is a software development company founded in 2001.Company is mainly involved in product development and development services. Vimukti developed a collaboration product called Collaber.

Contact Details

Company Name:Vimukti Technologies

Executive Name:Kisor Biswal

Email Address: careers@vimukti.com
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ealNetworks To Halt DVD Ripping Software

San Francisco - RealNetworks said Monday that it had stopped distribution of a software program to rip off DVDs, in compliance with a temporary injunction issued Friday by a federal court in California.

The injunction was issued in response to a lawsuit by the Motion Pictures Association of America which alleged that the program, RealDVD, circumvented laws against illegal DVD copying. The organization of Hollywood studios fears that if the software becomes widely available it would harm sales of DVDs and online movie downloads in the same way that music-copying software hastened the demise of CD sales.

"Due to recent legal action taken by the Hollywood movie studios against us, RealDVD is temporarily unavailable," said RealNetworks on its website. "Rest assured, we will continue to work diligently to provide you with software that allows you to make a legal copy of your DVDs for your own use."

The RealDVD software claims to be a legal means of copying DVDs that a user already owns to a hard drive and includes strong encryption to prevent the files from being burned to a new DVD or traded over the internet.
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Software Professionals Death








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November will mark the debut of the second entry in Sony's e-book reader range, the PRS-700, which will come with more features than its predecessor the PRS-505, such as a touch panel and a reading light.

The PRS-505 has so far been the only e-book solution available from Sony, and it has been on par with other 6 inch display e-book readers from competitors, such as the Kindle or the iRex iLiad. It sports an e-ink display which allows it to be read in sunlight, and does not consume power except when turning the page. But it does not include what some would call essential features present on older readers. The Ebookwise 1150 comes to mind here, which had a backlight and a touch screen, and it was released in 2004.

Enter the PRS-700. The device, which weighs 10 ounces, or 280 grams - compared to the 260 grams weighed by the 505 - now brandishes a touch-screen and a stylus to use it. The 6 inch display uses e-ink technology like its predecessor, but now has an added backlight that automatically turns on in bright light (to improve readability in direct sunlight) or in darkness ( to allow one to read in, well, darkness). Its internal memory can store around 350 books reportedly; we were unable to obtain an estimate in megabytes. It can be extended, however, by as much as an SD card or USB memory stick can hold.



The device will be available for $400, which is $100 more than the PRS-505, which will remain on sale as an entry-level alternative to the new reader.
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UNITED STATES-INDIA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (USIEF)

UNITED STATES-INDIA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (USIEF)

United States - India Educational Foundation (USIEF) is happy to annouce the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) program for secondary-level school teachers (classes 9 to 12), teaching English and Social Science at Schools in South India (Andhrapradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu and Union Territories in South India).

Selected Teachers will participate in a six-week professional development program in fall 2009 (September to November) that will further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skils, and increase their knowledge about the United States

For more details and application material please contact ip@fulbright-india.org or usefichennai@fullbright-india.org.

Application material is also available on-line at www.usief.org.in APPLICATION DEADLINE : Friday, November 28, 2008
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M.Phil / Ph.D

(Inter-State UGC University formed by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh vide Legislative Act No: 17 of 1997)


Admission Notification for 2008-2009


SPOT ADMISSION

AT MARTHANDAM

ON 5th and 7th October 2008


M.Phil / Ph.D
{Telugu/TAmil/Kannada/Malayalam/English/History/Sociology/Economics/Political Science/ Public Administration/ Anthropology/ Education/ Philosophy/ Psychology /Commerce and Management/ Fine-Arts/Jyothisyam/Physical Education/Dance and Music/Journalis.}


Under Off-Campus External Part Time Mode

UG and PG Distance Courses are also available


DRAVIDIAN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY
Lan eseda Computer Centre, Amalankara Plaza
Main Road, Marthandam, KK Dist, TN
Tel: (04651) 270705 , Mob: 09845023360 , 09443449474
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Netcarnation Requires Customer Support Executive

Job Description     

Manage customer relationships and communications.
Should be able to handle customer escalations.
Should be able to support customers via email, chat and telephone.

Work timings: 9 am - 6 pm.

Job Function    Customer Support

Company Details

Company Name    Netcarnation

Company Profile    We are an IT product company. For more details, please visit http://www.netcarnation.com

Candidate Details

Desired profile    The ideal candidiate must be computer and internet savvy. The person must possess good communications skills and have a pleasing personality.

Experience    0-1yrs

Location    Bangalore

Contact Information

Apply Details    Email to jobsatnetcarnation.com with subject "Customer Support Executive"

Apply Email    jobs@netcarnation.com
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Jokes & Funny Images / Mother In LAW
Oct 03, 2008, 10:17 PM
A young man excitedly tells his mother he`s fallen in love and that he is going to get married. He says just for fun,
"Ma, I'm going to bring over 3 women and
you try and guess which one I'm going to marry."


The mother agrees.
The next day, he brings three beautiful women to the house and sits them down on the couch and they chat for a while.

He then says"Okay, Ma, guess which one I'm going to marry?"

She immediately replies: "The one on the right."
''That's amazing, Ma! You're right. How did you guess?'

The mother replies,
"Simple.
I didn't like her!
:agree


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:



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Experience: 0 - 3 Years

Location: Chennai

Education:

UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization

PG - Any PG Course - Any Specialization

Industry Type: IT-Software/ Software Services

Functional Area: E-Commerce, Internet Technologies

Job Description
Design web pages in Flash and Photoshop based upon the requirement.Should have good communication skills.Willing to adopt and learn new technologies.Required work experience in flash and Photoshop.Self motivated person with positive attitude.
Desired Candidate Profile
1.Should have good communication skill.
2.Should have sound knowledge in Flash and Photoshop.
3.Positive attitude
4.Willing to learn and adopt to new technologies.

5.Self-motivated.

6.Chennai candidate who can join immediatly is mostly prefered.
Company Profile
K Square India Technologies Pvt Ltd is a fast growing technology company. Which offers competitive services in consulting, technology , outsourcing and Call centre / BPO. Our mission is to provide value-added and differentiated solutions.
Contact Details

Company Name:
K Square India Technologies Private Limited

Website:
http://www.ksquaretechnologies.com

Executive Name:
Sunitha

Address:
K Square Management & Technical Consultants Pvt Ltd
No:13/5,Moosa Street,
T.Nagar,
Chennai - 600017
Chennai,tamilnadu,INDIA 600017

Email Address:
jobs@ksquareon.com

Telephone:
91-044-42071939,9962633962

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Cars and Bikes / 2011 Chevy Volt Unveiled
Oct 03, 2008, 08:41 PM
2011 Chevy Volt Unveiled

General Motors unveiled the final design for the car that it hopes will save the company: the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the world's first production plug-in hybrid. The Volt is designed to drive 40 miles on a single charge of its giant lithium-ion battery; after that, an onboard 1.4-liter four-cylinder flex-fuel engine kicks in to power the electric motors that drive the car.



GM will most likely make 10,000 of the cars in the first year of production; it's expected to go on sale in November 2010. It's unclear how much the car will cost, though the relatively unproven lithium-ion batteries could drive the cost close to $40,000. Government incentives could help drive that cost down closer to the $30,000 mark.

It's not an exaggeration to say that the Volt is probably the most important car in the company's history. At a time when GM is hemorrhaging billions of dollars each quarter, the Volt is an attempt to revive the company's reputation and steer it in a "greener" direction. For the past five years, GM has been best known in some circles as the giant corporation that killed the electric car; the Volt, GM hopes, will change that.

Today's reveal was widely expected. Last week someone at GM accidentally posted several photos of Volt execs posing with the production design, and the photos quickly spread across the Internet. Bloggers and online commenters pretty much panned the production design, which is a major departure from the "electric Camaro" look of the concept car that GM unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

But the design's dramatic lurch toward normalcy was probably inevitable. The Volt concept had terrible aerodynamics, and to get 40 miles of range off a battery pack small enough to allow for a backseat, GM designers had to do all kinds of aerodynamic tweaking and polishing on the way to the design you see today. Our take: While the production Volt doesn't look like the plasma-powered time-traveling car of the future, it's a fine looking compact car.

And did we mention that it goes 40 miles without using any gas at all? No telling what will happen to oil prices between now and November 2010, but we'd bet that they'll continue to rise, and that the Volt's detractors will soon get over their disappointment.
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Why Artificial Intelligence Threatens Actual Intelligence


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Microsoft to Announce 'Windows Cloud'

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced yesterday at a Software plus Services partner event in the British capital that the company will launch, as has been suspected in the past, a new cloud-based operating system, most likely a cloud variant of Windows Server. Ballmer gave it a temporary name of 'Windows Cloud', although this is not going to be its official designation.

"We need a new operating system designed for the cloud and we will introduce one in about four weeks, we'll even have a name to give you by then," Ballmer said. He hinted that the Cloud will even look a lot like Windows Server, essentially being to it what Windows Server was to the desktop version of windows.

Meanwhile Amazon is not idle, and has announced that their rival cloud computing service, the application development-oriented Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) would, starting this fall, be able to run on Windows Server and the SQL server database. It has already been upgraded since August with Elastic Block Storage (EBS), a system which allows stored data to persist after an EC2 virtual machine (called an Instance) is terminated. Amazon's EC2 as well as its Simple Storage Service (S3) have come to be considered essential cloud services. They have set a standard that Microsoft and any starting companies will have to meet and exceed.

Microsoft, who will launch the new Windows Cloud and reveal more about their ideas with software-as-services in late October at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC). Microsoft will have 33 sessions at PDC that deal with cloud computing. One of the most notable is Architecting Services for the Cloud. According to its description, "This session discusses the impact that designing for the cloud has on all stages of the service lifecycle, and how the Microsoft cloud platform works for you to meet the scaling and availability goals of your service." More information is available at http://www.microsoftpdc.com/

As noted before, the established big boys are not the only ones playing on the clouds, as the new expanding field is giving other stars a chance to shine. One of these is California-based 3tera, who announced on Wednesday the release of the test version of their distributed operating system, AppLogic's version 2.4. The system, which has been around since 2006 and is used by certain cloud service providers, only supported Linux and Solaris apps so far. With the release of 2.4, Windows applications are supported as well, which is an "important requirement for an open cloud computing environment robust enough to take on any Web or enterprise application," said Bert Armijo, senior vice president of sales and marketing for 3Tera, in a statement.

Source:efluxmedia
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V2soft Freshers Walkin

Experience: Freshers - 1 Yr

Location: Bangalore

Education: Graduates

Company: V2soft Pvt. Ltd

We are glad to inform you that currently we do have openings with our firm for Freshers.

Walk-in Welcome

Interview Date: 3rd October 2008 [ Friday ]

Interview Time: 12.00 PM to 5.00 PM

Key skills:

    * Lead generation (online) & supporting Business Development Managers.
    * Having a good knowledge about IT Sector (computers and upcoming technologies)
    * Preparation of introductory documents for online prospects
    * Excellent written & verbal communication skills
    * Expressive and ability to articulate
    * Ability to handle challenging assignments, multiple functions and assigned priorities
    * Proficiency in soft skills - MS Office tools
    * E-mail, and Internet usage and research savvy
    * Knowledge on Search engines will add an advantage
    * Self-starter who requires minimum supervision and adapts easily to changing work environments and priorities
    * Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Venue Details :

V2soft Pvt. Ltd
#16, 3rd Floor,80 Ft Road,
4th Block,Koramangala,
Bangalore - 560034
Karnataka, INDIA

Land Mark:
SonyWorld
Maharaja Hotel, HP Petrol,
Exactly opposite to Kerala Ayurvedic(Health Way)

Contact Person  : Subalakshmi

"Kindly bring the hard copy of your profile"
To know more about the company kindly logon to www.v2soft.com
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Online banking redefined with new service

BANGALORE: To add credit to its focus on innovative banking, YES Bank has launched a new online service called Money Monitor for its customers. The new online account aggregation service allows YES Bank customers to control and monitor multiple bank accounts from other financial institutions as well.

The platform, which can be accessed using a single sign on, was implemented by Yodlee Inc - a banking solutions company headquartered in Redwood City, California.   

For first time in India, through the online platform YES Bank customers will be able to manage their finances across multiple savings, loan, investment and credit card accounts, thus enabling them to assess their net worth regularly.  Customers can access, view, print and receive alerts of all their financial information including online banking, bill payments, brokerage, loans, credit cards, insurance, fixed deposits and reward points information from both YES Bank and other financial institutions though a single user interface.

In order to register for the services the user has to enter the account information of all his/her accounts while signing in.

Demonstrating the new service at a press conference in Bangalore, Ravi Shankar, EVP & country head, Direct Banking & Cash Management, YES Bank said, "It is very important how services will differentiate and help customers choose a bank."

With people banking from home, offices, mobile and ATM's, the new service is considered a major initiative to drive revenue thorough online banking.

According to research estimates, out of the 100 million Internet users 16 million are expected to be banking users.

Kapoor believes that at least 60 percent of banking users have multiple banking relationships which gives them more reason to use a tool such as the money monitor to control the family's finances. "With the transition technology is driving, customers want more flexibility, more real- time information and info on their finger tips," he said.

For the spendthrift, the platform lst the user keep track of spending and fix budgets for various kinds of expenses such as shopping, petrol etc, which the user can keep track of through graphs and pie charts.

According to YES Bank's research,  customers want  - better control of their banking accounts; control over how everybody's money is doing; bills due on various dates and keep a track of spending.

According to R Subramaniam, Vice President and Managing Director, Yodlee India, "Customers want an open finance model. Aggregation transforms the bank's online banking website into the consumer's primary financial portal."

Yodlee has around 11 million registered users on its platforms. The company also has a mobile version of the personal finance platform called Yodlee personal finance mobile for mobile banking and says it is in talks with other finance institutions and cellular service providers to implement the service.

Source:ciol
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Online banking redefined with new service

BANGALORE: To add credit to its focus on innovative banking, YES Bank has launched a new online service called Money Monitor for its customers. The new online account aggregation service allows YES Bank customers to control and monitor multiple bank accounts from other financial institutions as well.

The platform, which can be accessed using a single sign on, was implemented by Yodlee Inc - a banking solutions company headquartered in Redwood City, California.   

For first time in India, through the online platform YES Bank customers will be able to manage their finances across multiple savings, loan, investment and credit card accounts, thus enabling them to assess their net worth regularly.  Customers can access, view, print and receive alerts of all their financial information including online banking, bill payments, brokerage, loans, credit cards, insurance, fixed deposits and reward points information from both YES Bank and other financial institutions though a single user interface.

In order to register for the services the user has to enter the account information of all his/her accounts while signing in.

Demonstrating the new service at a press conference in Bangalore, Ravi Shankar, EVP & country head, Direct Banking & Cash Management, YES Bank said, "It is very important how services will differentiate and help customers choose a bank."

With people banking from home, offices, mobile and ATM's, the new service is considered a major initiative to drive revenue thorough online banking.

According to research estimates, out of the 100 million Internet users 16 million are expected to be banking users.

Kapoor believes that at least 60 percent of banking users have multiple banking relationships which gives them more reason to use a tool such as the money monitor to control the family's finances. "With the transition technology is driving, customers want more flexibility, more real- time information and info on their finger tips," he said.

For the spendthrift, the platform lst the user keep track of spending and fix budgets for various kinds of expenses such as shopping, petrol etc, which the user can keep track of through graphs and pie charts.

According to YES Bank's research,  customers want  - better control of their banking accounts; control over how everybody's money is doing; bills due on various dates and keep a track of spending.

According to R Subramaniam, Vice President and Managing Director, Yodlee India, "Customers want an open finance model. Aggregation transforms the bank's online banking website into the consumer's primary financial portal."

Yodlee has around 11 million registered users on its platforms. The company also has a mobile version of the personal finance platform called Yodlee personal finance mobile for mobile banking and says it is in talks with other finance institutions and cellular service providers to implement the service.

Source:ciol
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The man who calls himself the third co-founder of Google

A man, who calls himself Hubert Chang, has released a web video published on Vimeo, in which he has claimed that he is one of the co-founders of Google.

However, his authenticity is being questioned as to why he waited 11 years to make his declaration.

In the video, Chang has claimed that he helped Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page design the search giant in February 1997.

"The design includes the search engine algorithm, the business model (also called AdSense and AdWords), the name of the company, the outline of the system architecture, a corporation culture like a grad school, and Google's growing path," Sydney Morning Herald quoted Chang, as saying.

Google has already released a statement claiming that Chang''s claims are completely baseless, but it did not deny that Page and Brin had met him.

Chang claims that he abandoned Google 11 years back because of his father's desire for him to complete his PhD at New York University.

Today, though, Google has a market capitalisation of 138 billion US dollars. And Page and Brin are worth 16 billion US dollars each, according to Forbes.

Chang says that Page and Brin asked him in September 1997 whether he would like to put his name on the academic paper that first described the Google search system, but he declined the offer so he could focus on his studies.

He said that the decision was difficult, uncomfortable and, in hindsight, unwise, but it "made sense" at the time.

Chang says that it was Stanford computer science professor Rajeev Motwani, who first introduced him to Brin and Page.

However, Motwani told InformationWeek that though he may have passed on a few emails but Chang's claims were "completely unfounded in reality".

"After viewing this tape, some people might think I'm lying, some might think I'm crazy, some might be upset, while others will consider I'm honest. But the tape has to be made," said Chang.

Chang has also claimed that he did try to contact Page and Brin after finishing his PhD in 2002 but they ignored him. Chang claims that it may be because they were either busy, did not know how to position him or did not want to "fully acknowledge the past".

In the video he does not explain why he waited 11 years to come forward and neither did he respond to a request for an interview.

On the other hand Google said that Page and Brin had "no recollection" of meeting Chang, "however, given the number of people they've met in the last decade it's impossible to say categorically that they never have".

Google said: "Rajeev Motwani, the Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Stanford, believes he may have shared some emails from Mr Chang with Larry and Sergey in 1997 or 1998. But in any case PageRank had already been developed by that time and was a working prototype."
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What are optional packages?

Optional Packages are created by Java developers much like any other Java code. Optional Packages are then made available to the Java Virtual Machine.
Java classes stored within Optional Packages can be used by the JVM without the need to be explicitly included in the CLASSPATH.
Optional Packages are usually stored in JAR files.

In earlier versions of Java, Optional Packages were known as Standard Extensions.

Installed Optional Packages

Installed Optional Packages are optional packages which have been copied into the JRE or JVM.

JAR files containing Installed Optional Packages are copied into the lib/ext subdirectory.

Download Optional Packages

Download Optional Packages are optional packages which are loaded from outside the JRE/JVM file structure via a Class-Path header in a Manifest file.
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Uninstall and remove any software program forcefully from XP and Vista with tricks

If  you are unable to uninstall any softawre, you can remove it with this tricks. In your PC, there should be an msi file that you can use to uninstall the program properly if you are not able to delete it from control panel.

It's a bit tricky to find exactly which msi it is though so be VERY CAREFUL when doing it cause if you delete something by accident, you could cause yourself SERIOUS problems.

Please follow this CAREFULLY.

Go to C:\Windows\Installer  ( or D:\Windows\Installer ) (type in RUN or address bar of windows )

If you can't see the 'Installer' folder, go to the 'Tools' menu and choose 'Folder Options', click on the View tab and choose to 'Show hidden files and folders' and remove the ticks (if present) from 'Hide protected operating system files' and 'Hide extensions for known file types'. Click on 'Apply' and then 'OK'.
Go to the 'View' menu and choose 'Details'

Above the list of files and folders is a heading called 'Name', right click on this and choose to also show the 'Author' field. Right click on 'Name' again and choose to show the 'Subject' field if it's not already visible (You may have to select 'more' if it's not already in the list).
The column headings (e.g. Name, Size etc) can be moved by left clicking and dragging the heading. Arrange these headings so that you have, from left to right 'Name' then 'Subject' then 'Author', this will make life a little easier.

Left click on the 'Author' heading to sort them alphabetically by author.

Locate the files where the author is 'Your Program'. To the left in the Subject heading will be a description of this file and to the left again is the file name. Any files where the name is xxxxxxx.msi and the author is Your Program, right click  on it/them in turn and choose UNINSTALL (DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING FROM THIS FOLDER).

Once that's been done, go to the 'Tools' menu again and choose 'Folder Options', click on the View tab and choose NOT TO 'Show hidden files and folders' and REPLACE the ticks in 'Hide protected operating system files' and 'Hide extensions for known file types'. Click on 'Apply' and then 'OK'.
Once you've done that, restart your machine.Your unwanted program have gone!

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Free Airtel GPRS Access for Internet on mobile by using TeaShark Browser

Now you can surf unlimited Internet on your mobile phone  by FREE AIRTEL GPRS activation (access) if you use free TeaShark Browser for your mobile handset.
Teakshark is a free browser for mobile phone. you can download this Teakshark browser from here. Remember that this Teakshark browser is made for smart phones only. Few handsets may not be able to run this browser.

After installing Teakshark browser on you mobile hand set, just do
following to surf Internet on your mobile free of cost. This is  useful for all including  Airtel Blackberry users.

1. you need to have Airtel Sim card on your mobile phone.
2. After installing, open it on your mobile, it will ask for access point, choose Airtel Live as access point. you need not to activate GPRS through SMS for using it, just choose Airtel Live as access point.
3. After finishing settings, open any website. All website will open in it.
You will find that your money will not be debited from your Airtel account.

The exact mechanism of how it is working is  still not known, It may be due to some unseen programs. It is expected that in future this facility will not be available for free.

You need not to set any configuration of Airtel GPRS for this facility. Use it with cautious, you may be debited in future (no evidence found yet).
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Laptop owners face problems that desktop users don't have. Concerns, for example, over battery life and preservation, an insufficient number of USB ports, and how best to transfer files from one notebook to another are common. Read on for some answers.

Q: Can my notebook computer be operated without the battery?

A: Most likely, yes. In fact, using your notebook without its battery may serve to extend the life of the battery. The reason is that some notebook batteries last longer when they are allowed to fully discharge before being recharged. If you use your notebook with the battery in, you're allowing your notebook to charge the battery automatically, and it is probably doing so well before the battery is fully discharged.

Q: My notebook's battery only lasts about half an hour when the notebook is unplugged. It used to last a lot longer. How long are notebook batteries supposed to last before I need a new one?

A: The life span of a typical rechargeable notebook battery is usually measured in discharge cycles - or how many times the battery is run down and then recharged. Most batteries are expected to last between 500 and 800 discharge cycles. That translates into between 1.5 and three years for most notebook users.

A reduction in the effective running time provided by your battery is most surely a sign that the battery is getting old. Unfortunately, once the battery starts exhibiting signs of aging, there's not a lot you can do to revive it. You should probably consider replacing the battery if you intend to keep the notebook.

The good news is that by the time most notebook users need to replace their battery, the notebook model is no longer current, and prices for replacement batteries may have come down. While notebook batteries aren't cheap - often they cost as much as 100 dollars or more - you may find good deals on original batteries by comparison shopping online. Parts dealers selling on eBay, for instance, often offer original batteries at substantial discounts. Just be sure that the battery you're buying is new and that is was made for the specific notebook model that you own.

Q: My notebook only has two USB ports. Is there a way that I can add more?

A: Yes. You'll need to look at notebook USB hubs, which are small devices that contain additional USB ports. The USB hub itself receives power from a single USB port in your notebook. In effect, then, a USB hub converts one USB port into several. Most USB hubs themselves contain four USB ports.

USB hubs come in a wide variety of shapes and configurations. There are wireless USB hubs, ones that clamp to the side of a desk, and some that can be tilted and swiveled in several directions for easy of access. Most are freestanding. The prices of USB hubs range from 10 to 40 dollars. Things to look for include whether the hub supports USB 2.0 and whether the individual ports themselves provide enough power to run more demanding peripherals such as external hard drives.

Q: I just bought my daughter a new notebook computer that runs Vista. Her old notebook runs Windows XP. What's the easiest way to transfer all of her applications and files to the new machine?

A: One of the most underreported - but helpful - features of Vista is the Easy Transfer wizard, which performs exactly the type of operating you're asking about. Easy Transfer works like this: you connect the two computers, and then run the Easy Transfer wizard from the machine running Vista. Follow the prompts, and several hours later you're done.

Sounds easy, but there are some details you need to attend to for a completely seamless transfer. First, you have to determine whether you can hook the computers up in some fashion - either by putting them on the same network so that they can see each other or by using an easy transfer cable, which you can find at many computer stores. A third option is to have and use an external hard drive to accomplish the transfer. This will require the most manual labour from you, however, as you'll first have to allow Easy Transfer to copy the necessary files to the external disk and then take the disk to the new computer to restore the files. If you have a wireless network at home, the easiest way to perform the transfer might be to hook up both notebooks to the router with an Ethernet cable, ensure that they can see each other, and then run the wizard.

Q: I have an older laptop with a 1.4 GHz Pentium M processor and 512 megabytes of RAM. I'd like to install Vista on this machine, but I'm afraid it isn't fast enough. Can I upgrade just the processor?

A: Perhaps. You'll have to determine a couple of things, though. First, is the processor soldered to your motherboard? While central processing units (CPUs) are typically inserted into a socket on the motherboard, making them candidates for relatively easy replacement, some notebook manufacturers solder the processor to the motherboard in order to avoid the cost of the socket. If it's soldered, you can't upgrade it.

Second, you would have to be sure that a processor of equivalent voltage is available. You should be able to check the support Web site of the manufacturer of your notebook to find out exactly the type of CPU that's in your machine and then purchase a faster model with the same voltage characteristics. While you're at the Web site, look for instructions on upgrading the CPU for your model. Some Pentium M to upgrade the processor
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Restore Your Computers Performance

Remove Unused Programs : Now this is the most common tip that must be followed to make a good start. As soon as you decide that you wont be using that software anymore, go ahead and uninstall it from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs. These softwares when unused remains in your computer and lowers its performance. You might need to restart your computer in some cases, do restart and follow the same if you have any other unused programs.

Run Disk Cleanup : Removing unused files like Temporary Internet Files, Recycle Bin and other files with the help of Disk cleanup. You can access it by going into My computer -> Local Drive Properties -> Disk Cleanup.

Click this button and it will analyze your computer and show you that which all files can be deleted and how much space can be taken out from it. Click on OK and your files will be removed by the tool. You must run this cleanup at least once in a Month. Also If you are having multiple drives, do perform the same operation on others.
Defragment Your Drives : Lets first see that what is fragmented files and Defragmented files.
Fragmented files would be the one which we can say as scattered. As these files are saved and edited from time to time therefore they get saved onto different sectors of Hard Drive. This makes computer more time to search for it and show the correct page.
This image will make things more clear.

You can run this tool once in six months, also depending on your usage. You can access this tool by going onto Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter.

Remove Unused Network Connections : If you have ever made a network with one or more than one computers then you must have realized that it is really easy to share data. Now the problem is that when Windows boots, it patiently waits for the other computer to respond on the network, if not then it keeps on waiting, making you irate, untill it gets a proper answer from the other computer or till the time outs.

This makes the system really slow specially during Boot process. Now to disable that, Right click on "My network places" and click "Disconnect Network Drive", it will show you all the drive to disconnect and you can choose from there, which are of no use.

Remove Startup Items : When computer Boots, you would be able to see the some icons in the System Tray, these might look to you as shortcuts but they are like Burden on your computer as computer has to start each of these application and thus making it slower.

These Startup items can be removed by a called "msconfig". Go to Run -> type msconfig and click Startup tab. In that tab click "Disable all" and the Restart you computer. Now this will make the booting of your computer real fast.

These were some of the tips to restore your computers performance levels. Do try them at your computer and see the difference.

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Syncfusion, Inc requires Graphics Designer

Experience: 1 - 3 Years

Location:Chennai

Education:

UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization

PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Industry Type: IT-Software/ Software Services

Functional Area: Web, Graphic Design, Visualiser


Job Description

- Design original cutting edge user interfaces for Windows and Web applications.
- Produce Flash movies that highlight features of our products.

Desired Candidate Profile

* Excellent Photoshop skills required
* Excellent Flash skills required
* CSS experience is desired
* Work experience with vector images is a plus
* Only candidates who provide links to current portfolio will be considered.

Company Profile

Syncfusion produces .NET class libraries for the Microsoft Windows development market. Our products are used by several fortune 100 companies to power critical business applications. We are among the leading providers of enterprise grade components and have been consistently named to the SD Times 100 (The editors of SD Times identify the software industry's top leaders, innovators and influencers every year)

Contact Details

Company Name:
Syncfusion, Inc

Website:
http://www.syncfusion.com

Executive Name:
Syncfusion HR

Telephone:
91-44-26289632
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How 'Technical' Do You Need To Be?

Technology executives have to strike the right balance between being technically brilliant, and letting go of enough detail to have the time and energy to invest in leading. Of course, some level of technical competence is required to be in the game, but it becomes a problem if it comes at the expense of leadership effectiveness.

One of the first things to focus on is that each step up in management requires a step up and away from detail, and the addition of new necessary and important process, managerial, and organizational development work.

For example, as an individual in a technology organization your success depends on how well you know your stuff and do the technical work.

But as a manager, success depends on new set of skills that have more to do with how well you know the business and the people, and execute on communication, processes, business outcomes, and developing others. As you become a functional or general manager, you need to master skills around organizational alignment, program management, multi-function/multi-layer communications, planning frameworks, client service, partnerships, etc.



At each level, your competence and credibility needs to be built from excelling at the new higher level tasks that are required for that level role, and by being known for building a high performing team. Building a high performing team adds way more value to the company then adding one more expert (you) in the low level detail.

Why people have trouble with this transition:


▫       They enjoy the detail.

▫       They wouldn't know what else to do, if they don't do the detail.

▫       They have not built a team they trust to handle the detail without their involvement.

▫       They are afraid they will lose the respect of their subordinates if they can't keep up with them technically.

▫       They are afraid they will lose the respect of management and peers if they get caught out by a random technology question they can't answer.

Executives who get stuck thinking that they must maintain the same mastery of the details and content as the people who work for them do not build credibility or big success. Instead they typically:


▫       End up competing with their subordinates about who is smarter.

▫       Continue to torture their team for inappropriate amounts of detail.

▫       Waste everyone's time doing deep dives into content.

▫       Develop a culture around being a brilliant hero vs. building a high performing team.

▫       Miss the opportunity to set strategic direction, lead the organization, and develop future leaders. 


Letting Go

As an IT executive, certainly you need to maintain a working knowledge of the technology, but that is different than competing with your team to be as versed in the detail as they are. You still need to deliver the results. So you need to create processes and frameworks to measure and track technical progress that you will feel comfortable with.

You need to build a system to ensure that the right things are getting done, so you know what you need to know, even though you are not working in the details anymore. You need to put your people in charge of delivering the technology program, be clear about the desired outcomes, and with the right tracking mechanisms in place, trust them to deliver.

Source:internet.com
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What is a Mondex Smart Card?

Mondex is a specific smart card which was developed by England's National Westminster Bank in 1990. Its design was intended to serve as electronic cash or a virtual electronic wallet. Any amount of money can be transferred to the Mondex smart card. MasterCard international bought controlling interest in the resulting firm, Mondex International, in 1997 joining such companies as AT&T and Wells Fargo in the pursuit of this advanced technology.

The design of a Mondex smart card allows end users to transfer funds electronically onto the card and then utilize the Mondex smart card to make purchases up to the total cash value held on the card. Mondex smart cards provide an electronic payment system using all the capabilities associated with smart card technology. The Mondex smart card can be a convenient alternative to cash.
Although the design was five years old at the time, the Mondex smart card was actually launched in 1995 - two years before MasterCard assumed control of the technology.

The banks that currently support the Mondex smart card include National Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Canada Trust, Bank of Montreal, Le Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, and Toronto Dominion Bank. With so many respected lending institutions banking on the idea, the Mondex smart card is worth a closer look.
The Mondex smart card has the ability to make card-to-card transfers which is not possible with standard credit or debit cards. When you use a credit/debit card to make a purchase, communication is required between the bank and your card.

However, Mondex cards contain an embedded microprocessor, with sophisticated encryption methods and tamper-proof hardware designed to protect them from hackers. The ability of the Mondex smart card to do offline transactions means they are less dependent on expensive network infrastructure, reducing transaction costs. Offline transactions may seem anonymous, however they actually are recorded in the digital memory of the card's microprocessor and remain retrievable the next time the card is used at an ATM, or as soon as the retailer uploads transaction data to the bank computer.

A significant disadvantage with Mondex is that transactions aren't truly anonymous. Unlike pre-paid phone cards, which are also based on smart card technology, you can't purchase a Mondex card without revealing your identity. Each card has a unique identification number through which owners can easily be identified. Mondex smart cards have not been as successful as originally predicted. Customers have not been especially satisfied with the card and its services. Unlike a credit or debit card, your money may be lost forever if you should lose a Mondex smart card. Losing a Mondex card is just like losing a wallet full of cash. With a credit card you're protected against any loss exceeding $50 dollars. This protection is not currently available with a Mondex smart card.

According to the Mondex smart card system, it is fully auditable. There is a log of the time, date, amount, and participants of each transaction which hampers the privacy of users. Technically, however, Mondex can't claim to be a fully auditable system. After a number of transactions, overflow can occur as a result of limited memory in the Mondex smart-cards. This means that significant data may be lost before Mondex is able to retrieve it. Critics say this loss of data is a critical design flaw making it difficult for Mondex to reliably detect fraud.

While Mondex smart cards are not a hundred percent secure they do possess the ability to tolerate minor fraud loss.

Mondex believes their electronic payment system is secure. They are convinced that critics who have voice concern over security issues are mistaken and misinformed. Perhaps the use of a Mondex smart card depends on a personal level of trust.
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What is an ATM Skimmer?

An ATM skimmer is a portable card reader that thieves attach to the front of a legitimate ATM (Automatic Teller Machine).

The ATM skimmer is disguised as a normal ATM card reader. ATM customers are tricked into inserting their ATM cards into the skimmer and entering their PIN codes on the keypads.
The keypads are either replaced, or a hidden camera is placed to record the customers PIN as it is entered on the keypad.
The ATM skimmer either stores the card data, or uses a wireless transmitter to send it to a nearby receiver.
Once the thieves have the data from the ATM card and the PIN, they can create a duplicate card and use it to withdraw money from the customers accounts.
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How does a Smart Card Reader work?

Smart Card Readers are also known as card programmers (because they can write to a card), card terminals, card acceptance device (CAD) or an interface device (IFD). There is a slight difference between the card reader and the terminal. The term 'reader' is generally used to describe a unit that interfaces with a PC for the majority of its processing requirements. In contrast, a 'terminal' is a self-contained processing device.

Smart cards are portable data cards that must communicate with another device to gain access to a display device or a network. Cards can be plugged into a reader, commonly referred to as a card terminal, or they can operate using radio frequencies (RF).
When the smart card and the card reader come into contact, each identifies itself to the other by sending and receiving information. If the messages exchanged do not match, no further processing takes place. So, unlike ordinary bank cards, smart cards can defend themselves against unauthorized users and uses in innovative security measures.

Communicating with a Smart Card Reader

The reader provides a path for your application to send and receive commands from the card. There are many types of readers available, such as serial, PCCard, and standard keyboard models. Unfortunately, the ISO group was unable to provide a standard for communicating with the readers so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to smart card communication.
Each manufacturer provides a different protocol for communication with the reader.
First you have to communicate with the reader.

Second, the reader communicates with the card, acting as the intermediary before sending the data to the card.
Third, communication with a smart card is based on the APDU format. The card will process the data and return it to the reader, which will then return the data to its originating source.

The following classes are used for communicating with the reader:

ISO command classes for communicating with 7816 protocol
Classes for communicating with the reader
Classes for converting data to a manufacturer-specific format

An application for testing and using the cards for an intended and specific purpose

Readers come in many forms, factors and capabilities. The easiest way to describe a reader is by the method of its interface to a PC. Smart card readers are available that interface to RS232 serial ports, USB ports, PCMCIA slots, floppy disk slots, parallel ports, infrared IRDA ports and keyboards and keyboard wedge readers. Card readers are used to read data from - and write data to - the smart card. Readers can easily be integrated into a PC utilizing Windows 98/Me, 2000, or XP platforms. However, some computer systems already come equipped with a built-in smart card reader. Some card readers come with advanced security features such as secure PIN entry, secure display and an integrated fingerprint scanners for the next-generation of multi-layer security and three-factor authentication.

Another difference in reader types is on-board intelligence and capabilities. An extensive price and performance difference exists between an industrial strength reader that supports a wide variety of card protocols and the less expensive win-card reader that only works with microprocessor cards and performs all processing of the data in the PC.

The options in terminal choices are just as varied. Most units have their own operating systems and development tools. They typically support other functions such as magnetic-stripe reading, modem functions and transaction printing.

To process a smart card the computer has to be equipped with a smart card reader possessing the following mandatory features:
Smart Card Interface Standard - ISO 7816 is an international standard that describes the interface requirements for contact-type smart cards. These standards have multiple parts. For instance, part 1, 2 and 3 are applicable to card readers. Part 1 defines the physical characteristics of the card. Part 2 defines dimension and location of smart card chip contacts. Part 3 defines the electronic signals and transmission protocols of the card. Card readers may be referred to as conforming to ISO 7816 1/2/3, or in its simplified term, ISO 7816.

Driver - This refers to the software used by the operating system (OS) of a PC for managing a smart card and applicable card reader. To read a smart ID card, the driver of the card reader must be PC/SC compliant which is supported by most card reader products currently available. It should be noted that different OS would require different drivers. In acquiring card readers, the compatibility between the driver and the OS has to be determined and ensured.

Desirable Features in a Smart Card Reader

Card Contact Types refers to how the contact between a card reader and a smart card is physically made. There are two primary types of contact: landing contact and friction contact (also known as sliding or wiping). For card readers featuring friction contact, the contact part is fixed. The contact wipes on the card surface and the chip when a card is inserted. For card readers featuring the landing type, the contact part is movable. The contact "lands" on the chip after a card is wholly inserted. In general, card readers of the landing type provide better protection to the card than that of the friction type.
Smart card readers are also used as smart card programmers to configure and personalize integrated circuit cards. These programmers not only read data, but also put data into the card memory. This means that not only CPU based smart cards, but also simple memory cards can be programmed using a smart card reader. Of course the card reader must support the appropriate protocol such as the asynchronous T=0, T=1 or synchronous I2C protocols.
It won't take long before smart card readers become an integral part of every computer - and, subsequently, the lives of computer users. Computer systems with keyboards that have smart card reader/writer integration are also available.

Smart card readers are also accessible in the form of USB dongle. USB dongles are frequently used with GSM phones, which contain a SIM smart card. Additionally, phone numbers can be edited on a PC using the USB smart card dongle.
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GMAT Test Prep : Quantitative Data Sufficiency Test


Is the data given in the two statements, labeled (1) and (2), sufficient for answering the question?
All numbers used are real numbers.

1. Is −x < (1/x) ?
(1) x < −1
(2) |x| > 0

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Answer
Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Statement (1) specifies that x < −1, which implies −x > 1, −1 < (1/x) < 0 and −x > (1/x).
Thus, statement (1) ALONE is sufficient.
Statement (2) specifies that |x| > 0, which impliesx > 0 or x < 0.
If x > 0, then −x is negative, (1/x) is positive and −x < (1/x).
If x < 0, then −x is positive, (1/x) is negative and −x > (1/x).
Thus, statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.


3.
triangle
What is the area of Δ ABC?
(1) Δ ABC is isosceles.
(2) AB= 10 and BC = 12

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Answer
BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Statement (1) only tells us that Δ ABC is isosceles which is not enough to find the area of the triangle. Thus, statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Statement (2) specifies the length of the base, but does not specify the altitude (or height) of the triangle. Thus, statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
triangleIn an isosceles triangle, the altitude from the vertex angle bisects the base (as shown in the figure alongside). So, BD = ½ BC. Knowing ABand BD, the altitude AD can be found by the Pythagorean theorem. Since area of triangle = ½ base x altitude, the area can be determined as ½ BC x AD. Thus, BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient.


6.
square
What is the perimeter of square KLMN?
(1) KL = 4 inches
(2) Its diagonal is √32 inches.

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

Answer

EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
To find the perimeter of square, its side must be known because
Perimeter of square = 4 x Side.
Statement (1) specifies the side. Thus, statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Statement (2) specifies the diagonal. The side of the square may be found using the Pythagorean theorem and then the perimeter calculated as follows:
KL2 + LM2 = (√32)2
Since KL = LM, 2LM2 = 32 or LM = √16 = 4 inches.
Perimeter of square = 4 x 4 inches = 16 inches.
Thus, statement (2) ALONE is sufficient.


8. A company prepares a consignment by packing 20 compact discs in each small box. If the same consignment was to be packed in big boxes with 50 discs in each box, how many big boxes would be required ?
(1) The consignment is for a total of 6000 compact discs.
(2) The ratio of the number of big boxes to the number of small boxes is 2 : 5.

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

Answer

Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Let sand b be the number of small and big boxes, respectively.
Then, total number of discs t = 20s = 50b.
Statement (1) specifies t = 6000, which gives b = 6000/50.Thus, statement (1) ALONE is sufficient.
Statement (2) specifies b/s = 2/5; however, this information is already known from 20s = 50b. Thus, statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.


11.
semicircle
What is the length of side RS in the right-angled triangle PQR in the figure above ?
(1) x = 30
(2) Line segment PS has length 5.

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

Answer

Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
From the figure, ∠ PSQ measures (180 − 2x)o. Since the angles of the triangle PSQ must add to 180o, ∠ PQS must measure xo. Thus, PQS is an isosceles triangle with PS = QS.
In the figure, ∠ PQR measures 90o. Since ∠ PQS measures xo, ∠ RQS measures (90 − x)o. Now, the angles of the triangle RQS must add to 180o; so, ∠ QRS must measure (90 − x)o. Thus, RQS is an isosceles triangle with RS = QS.
It may be therefore concluded that RS = QS = PS.
Statement (1) specifies ∠ QPS; however, the above analysis shows that the actual numerical value of the angle is not required to determineRS. Thus, statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Statement (2) specifies PS, and RS = PS from the preceding analysis. Thus, statement (2) ALONE is sufficient.


13.
triangle
In the triangle ABC in the figure above, ∠ B measures 36o. How much does ∠ A measure ?
(1) ∠ B = ∠ C
(2) AB = AC

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

Answer

EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Since the angles of a triangle add to 180o, ∠ A + ∠ B + ∠ C = 180o.
Statement (1) states that ∠ B = ∠ C. Since∠ B = 36o, ∠ A may be calculated from∠ A = 180o − 2 ∠ B.Thus, statement (1) ALONE is sufficient.
Statement (2) states that two sides of the triangle are equal in length,which implies the triangle is isosceles with ∠ B = ∠ C.As before, given ∠ B = 36o, ∠ A may be calculated from ∠ A = 180o − 2 ∠ B.Thus, statement (2) ALONE is sufficient.
Therefore, EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
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GMAT Test Prep : Quantitative Data Sufficiency Test

Is the data given in the two statements, labeled (1) and (2), sufficient for answering the question?
All numbers used are real numbers.

1. A building has two types of apartments, big and small. 65 percent of the apartments are small. The number of occupied big apartments is twice the number of unoccupied small apartments. What percent of the apartments in the building are occupied ?
(1) The number of occupied big apartments is six times the number of unoccupied big apartments.
(2) The building has a total of 160 apartments.

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Answer
Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
If 65% of the apartments are small, then 35% are big.Statement (1) specifies the ratio of occupied to unoccupied in big apartments is 6:1. This implies that 30% of the building is occupied big apartments. Since it is given that the number of occupied big apartments is twice the number of unoccupied small apartments, 15% of the building is unoccupied small apartments. If 65% of the building is small apartments, then 50% is occupied small apartments. Adding 30% (for occupied big apartments) to 50% (for occupied small apartments) gives 80% for the occupied apartments in the building. Thus, statement (1) ALONE is sufficient.
Statement (2) ALONE is insufficient because the question pertains to percent occupancy, where the actual number of apartments is irrelevant as demonstrated through equations below.
Let S denote the number of small apartments, B the number of big apartments and T the total number of apartments. Further, let subscripts O and U denote occupied and unoccupied. Then, the following equations can be formulated.
SO + SU = 0.65 T (given)
BO + BU = 0.35 T (given)
BO = 2 SU (given)
BO = 6 BU (Statement 1)
The above four equations can be solved to obtain SO and BO in terms of T, and then calculate the required occupancy percent from (SO + BO)/T.
Clearly, the value of T = 160 as given in Statement (2) is not required.


3. A certain electronics store sold 60 percent of the computers in its inventory during the month. What was the total revenue from the sale of the computers?
(1) The computers were sold for an average price of $875 during the month.
(2) All but 34 computers in the store's inventory were sold during the month.

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Answer
BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Statement (1) specifies the average price, but not the number of computers sold. Thus, statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Statement (2) allows calculation of the number of computers sold, but not the price. Thus, statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Since 34 computers are left (which corresponds to 40% of the inventory), the inventory may be calculated (as 85). Then, 60% of this inventory may be multiplied by the average price to obtain the total revenue. Thus, BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient.


6.
square
What is the area of square KLMN?
(1) KL = 7 inches.
(2) Its diagonal is √98 inches.

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Answer
EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
To find the area of square, its side must be known because
Area of square = Side x Side.
Statement (1) specifies the side. Thus, statement (1) ALONE is sufficient.
Statement (2) specifies the diagonal. The side can be found using the Pythagorean theorem and then the area calculated as follows:
KL2 + LM2 = (√98)2
Since KL = LM, 2LM2 = 98 or LM = √49 = 7 inches.
Area of square = 7 x 7 square inches = 49 square inches.
Thus, statement (2) ALONE is sufficient.


8. Is the integer n divisible by 30 ?
(1) n is divisible by 18.
(2) n is divisible by 20.

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Answer
BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
If an integer is divisible by 18, it may or may not be divisible by 30. For example, 36 is divisible by 18 but not by 30, whereas 90 is divisible by 18 as well as 30. Thus, statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
If an integer is divisible by 20, it may or may not be divisible by 30. For example, 40 is divisible by 20 but not by 30, whereas 60 is divisible by 20 as well as 30. Thus, statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
If an integer is divisible by both 18 and 20, then it is necessarily divisible by 30. Since 18 = 2 x 3 x 3 and 20 = 2 x 2 x 5, their LCM (least common multiple) is 180 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 5. Multiples of 180 are divisible by 30.Thus, BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient.


11. A terminating decimal is defined as any decimal that has a finite number of nonzero digits. When the ratio of two positive integers m and n is
expressed as a decimal, is m/n a terminating decimal?
(1) 330 < m < 333
(2) n = 3

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Answer
BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Statement (1) states that m is either 331 or 332. Now, 332/2 (= 166) is a terminating decimal, but 332/3 (= 110.666...) is a recurring decimal (and not a terminating decimal). Thus, statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Statement (2) states that n is 3. If m is a multiple of 3, then m/n is a terminating decimal; otherwise, it is a recurring decimal (ending in .333... or .666...). Thus, statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
If m is either 331 or 332 and n is 3, then m/n is necessarily a recurring decimal. Since 331/3 = 110.333... and 332/3 = 110.666..., m/n is not a terminating decimal. Thus, BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient.


13. Is x negative ?
(1) x2 > 0
(2) x3 > 0

Ο Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Ο BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
Ο Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Answer
Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Statement (1) states that the square of the number x is positive, which implies that x may be positive or negative. Thus, statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
Statement (2) states that the cube of the number x is positive, which necessarily implies that x is necessarily positive (and not negative). Thus, statement (2) ALONE is sufficient.
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Apple Shows Commitment To Offering iTunes Assistance For Blind

Apple will be addressing the needs of blind consumers, under an agreement with the National Federation of the Blind and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. The Cupertino-based company will use a screen access software which will turn information on iTunes into speech or Braille, allowing blind consumers to conduct searches by using their keyboard.

Visually impaired consumers will benefit from the new technology starting December 31, 2008, and according to the agreement, Apple will make sure that by June 30, 2009, all the iTunes applications and the iTunes store will use the same technology.

In addition to that, Apple will also make a $250,000 donation to the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, in order to help the agency to purchase new software that can provide assistance for the blind and visually impaired.

On September 9, Apple released iTunes 8, offering an improved access for blind people, and according to Attorney General Martha Coakley, this agreement will enable blind consumers to obtain the same educational, cultural and other information available to sighted consumers on iTunes.

The National Federation for the Blind is already working on extending the availability of Internet services for the blind and visually impaired, and a proof of that is the lawsuit against Target.com, which they filed in 2006.

NFB is trying to make such services just as accessible for blind people as they are for people with no visual-related problems. The lawsuit between NFB and Target ended with a three year agreement to ensure access to the site for visually impaired users, through screen access software.
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POST GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, CHANDIGARH

JUNIOR RESIDENT COURSES/MASTER OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION/DM/M.Ch/Ph.D PROGRAMME/M.Sc/CERTIFICATE COURSES

LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION : 27.10.2008

Application on the prescribed form are invited for the following postdoctoral/postgraduate courses and Ph.D programme for the academic session starting from Ist January 2009. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE MADE IN THIS REGARD.

1. FIRST YEAR JUNIOR RESIDENT (FOR MD/MS COURSES)

2. FIRST YEAR JUNIOR RESIDENTS (HOUSE JOB) FOR ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES(GEN2)

3. MASTER OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION(MHA-GEN -1)

4. DM/M.Ch

5. Ph.D.PROGRAMME

6. M.Sc./CERTIFICATE COURSES


GENERAL INFORMATION:

* For all courses, where MBBS/BDS is an eligible requirment, the candidate who have made more than one attempt (ie. have more than one failure,compartment or reappear) during their MBBS/BDS career, are not eligible. For DM/M.Ch Courses, the candidate who have made more than one attempt in MBBS/MD/MS career are not eligible. However those belonging to Sch.caste/Tribes with upto two attempts in thir MBBS.BDS career will be eligible for MD/MS and House Job in Oral Health Sciences.
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New Honda City i-VTEC launched! Price: Rs 7.7 - 8.9

Honda has launched their third generation Honda City in India. The new model is a massive improvement over the earlier version of the City, though slightly pricier.



The new Honda City comes with a 1500 cc i-VTEC engine, with both automatic and manual transmissions and comes at a price of rs Rs 7.7 lakh and Rs 8.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Honda hopes that the new City would help the company arrest the ongoing sales decline in the Indian car market and improve sales. Diwali and the festive season is approaching, and this is the right time to launch cars in India as purchases go up - and Honda wants to cash in on whatever is possible at this time.

The earlier Hodna City was not to everyone's liking - some called it space-age, but any thought it was just odd. With the new Honda City, you would not have any such complaints. This truly is a space-age dsign from the front, and evokes images of the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell car as well as the new Accord or Acura, while from the side, it is quite like a Honda Civic.

The headlights are sharp and angular, there is a lot of steel on the grill, rear combination lights look sharp and snazzy. Flanks are neat and clean. Honda calls the design of the new City an 'arrow shot form'.

The new Honda City is longer, wider and sturdier, says Honda. It is 4420 mm long - 5 mm longer than the old City, it is wider  by 5 mm (1695 mm) and 15mm shorter while still giving you the same ground clearance and headspace. Wheelbase is now longer by 100 mm.



Interiors are much improved and smarter with a steering wheel that is borrowed from the Civic (but with added steeign wheel controls - aargh! - I don't have that even in my Civic!), 5 Speed Automatic Transmission with a Paddle Shift option like in the Civic (as I said earlier, a first in its class), dual tone interiors, integrated audio system, great looking meters and dials. The interior design matches or even beats the Honda Civic.

New Honda City - i-VTEC engine



The 1500 cc i-VTEC engine in the new Honda City produces 118 PS - I think that is somewhat close to 115 or so bhp. Everyone, stand up and bow to the new mid-size emperor.
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Honda Jazz India launch advanced

Honda's maiden small car, named Jazz, will be rolled out in India by mid-2009. Honda Siel Cars India has decided on the tentative date following the realization that the small car segment in the domestic automobile sector has been seeing an unprecedented boom. The company is expected to price the vehicle at around Rs 5.5 lakh.

Honda has already started displaying the Honda Jazz at select showrooms. It would be difficult to decide which class the car belongs to size-wise - Jazz is quite bigger than a Skoda Fabia externally, almost the same size as one would expect a Honda City hatchback to be. Now that the new third generation Honda City has been officially launched in India at the very top end of the mid-size class, the Jazz may take its place which the current Honda City would vacate in Honda's line-up in India.



The Honda Jazz is very snazzy to look at, especially in red. And it is much bigger than you can make out from the photos.

The Jazz, which was earlier planned to be rolled out of the proposed Honda plant in Tapukara , will now be made at its mother plant at Greater Noida. The enthusiasm in the market for small cars was evident when the Jazz was showcased at the Auto Expo in New Delhi early this year. The decision to advance the date of launch has come about following this. Jazz was scheduled for an exclusive launch from the Tapukara plant but the company  changed it to aid market conditions.

Available worldwide in three different variants, namely GLi, VTi and for those who demand the complete package, the Jazz VTi-S, the Jazz has been a widely acclaimed small car.  The company has further stated that Jazz does its part for a cleaner, greener world with Euro 4 compliant emissions, advanced technology for cleaner exhausts, and heaps of recyclable parts. The aerodynamic shape, innovative engine design and light, high-tensile steel make the Jazz an efficient machine, it claims.



Honda Siel produces the flagship City, Civic and Accord sedans from its Greater Noida plant whose capacity was recently increased to 1 lakh units per annum. It is expected that the plant would the Honda City mode and the Jazz in a 60-40 ratio from the plant. Meanwhile, the Tapukara plant will take a while before being commissioned. It is expected to boast of a capacity of 60,000 units per annum. In all probability it would go on stream by end of year 2009.

According to Honda top brass, the taxation structure in India today has spurred great demand for small cars. The company is looking to make full use of this potential with the Jazz. It expects to cash in on the festive season and if that is to happen it has to launch the car by mid next year.
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Job Description   Should be a graduate/diploma holder with the basic programming knowledge

Experience :  0- 1 yr

Skills :  .net,html,javascript,CSS

Interested candidates send your updated profile to :  berylpro.web@gmail.com

Job Function    Programmer

Education    Graduate/Diplamo

Company Details

Company Name    Berylpro

Company Profile   Berylpro :

The main aim of our company is to innovating new things and reducing the work load of a person. We are working in different fields and doing research in that then we developing the software what they need. So we decide to put the company name"neoclassicism" its meaning is "Creating new from old one"

Candidate Details

Desired profile    Graduate/ Diploma

Experience    Fresher - 1 Yr

Location    Chennai
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HP Talks Up Rewards of Data Center Revamp

The explosion of data and staggering energy costs most enterprises face are creating the need for modernized data centers, and Hewlett-Packard is concentrating on this market, Ann Livermore, HP's executive vice president, told a packed hall at Oracle OpenWorld 2008.

"By 2010, more than one-third of CEOs and CIOs say their current data center will be unable to meet growing demands, and 51 percent today say they have an urgent need to transform and modernize their data center," Livermore said.

HP is investing in cloud computing and virtualization to help transform the data center, and investing in green technologies to help customers cut the costs of running their infrastructure.

Many technologies come out of its own experience, Livermore said, making HP the latest major tech vendor to take a page from of its own playbook, following the steps of IBM, Oracle and a slew of others.

HP "has been on a journey the last three years transforming our own data centers because they needed it, and we're implementing and using our own products," Livermore said.

HP, which has teamed up with Intel and Yahoo to build cloud computing laboratories, has invested "significantly" in cloud computing technologies in particular, Livermore said. Although its blade and x86 technologies are "very popular," its recently unveiled Performance Optimized Datacenters, or PODs, are important as well, she added.

A POD is a 40-foot shipping container with up to 22 racks of servers inside, creating a "very scalable, flexible environment," Livermore said. They're being purchased by cloud service providers as part of their data centers, and HP has had interest from "a few financial institutions," according to Livermore.

POD-style data centers have become popularized by vendors like Sun Microsystems and Rackable Systems. HP joined the fray in July, hot on the heels of IBM, which had entered the market for mobile data centers earlier that month.

Source:serverwatch.com
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Google / NEXT INTERNET
Sep 27, 2008, 02:32 AM
The next Internet

Historically, the Internet has been all about connectivity between computers and among people. The World Wide Web opened enormous opportunities and motivations for the injection of content into the Internet, and search engines, such as Google's, provided a way for people to find the right content for their interests. Of course, the Internet continues to develop: new devices will find their way onto the net and new ways to access it will evolve.

In the next decade, around 70% of the human population will have fixed or mobile access to the Internet at increasingly high speeds, up to gigabits per second. We can reliably expect that mobile devices will become a major component of the Internet, as will appliances and sensors of all kinds. Many of the things on the Internet, whether mobile or fixed, will know where they are, both geographically and logically. As you enter a hotel room, your mobile will be told its precise location including room number. When you turn your laptop on, it will learn this information as well--either from the mobile or from the room itself. It will be normal for devices, when activated, to discover what other devices are in the neighborhood, so your mobile will discover that it has a high resolution display available in what was once called a television set. If you wish, your mobile will remember where you have been and will keep track of RFID-labeled objects such as your briefcase, car keys and glasses. "Where are my glasses?" you will ask. "You were last within RFID reach of them while in the living room," your mobile or laptop will say.

The Internet will transform the video medium as well. From its largely programmed, scheduled and streamed delivery today, video will become an interactive medium in which the choice of content and advertising will be under consumer control. Product placement will become an opportunity for viewers to click on items of interest in the field of view to learn more about them including but not limited to commercial information. Hyperlinks will associate the racing scene in Star Wars I with the chariot race in Ben Hur. Conventional videoconferencing will be augmented by remotely controlled robots with an ability to move around, focus cameras and microphones, and perhaps even directly interact with the local environment under user control.

The Internet will also become more closely integrated with other parts of our daily lives, and it will change them accordingly. Power distribution grids, for example, will become a part of the Internet's information universe. We will be able to track and manage electrical power demand and our automobiles will participate in the generation as well as the consumption of electricity. By sharing information through the Internet about energy-consuming and energy-producing devices and systems, we will be able to make them more efficient.

A box of washing machine soap will become part of a service as Internet-enabled washing machines are managed by Web-based services that can configure and activate your washing machine. Scientific measurements and experimental results will be blogged and automatically entered into common data archives to facilitate the distribution, sharing and reproduction of experimental results. One might even imagine that scientific instruments could generate their own data blogs.

These are but a few examples of the way in which the Internet will continue to surround and serve us in the future. The flexibility we have seen in the Internet is a consequence of one simple observation: the Internet is essentially a software artifact. As we have learned in the past several decades, software is an endless frontier. There is no limit to what can be programmed. If we can imagine it, there's a good chance it can be programmed. The Internet of the future will be suffused with software, information, data archives, and populated with devices, appliances, and people who are interacting with and through this rich fabric.

And Google will be there, helping to make sense of it all, helping to organize and make everything accessible and useful.
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Sony Ericsson has introduced the latest and unique Bluetooth watch for ladies, called the MBW-200, which comes in three sophisticated designs. This elegant collection of Bluetooth watch comes in Sparkling Allure, Contemporary Elegance and Evening Classic designs.



Promising to carry forward all the possible phone-features, the watch utilizes Bluetooth technology to display the caller ID, vibrate at the time of incoming call and SMS, and even allow you to reject or mute the call. As an option, you can use the Bluetooth headset for operations instead of a button on the watch.

"The MBW-200 series is the next step in the development of Bluetooth wireless technology. Now women can buy a Bluetooth watch that gives them both wireless functionality and an opportunity to express their personal taste. We're all looking for products that make our lives more convenient. With a glance at your watch you can see who is calling, what the time is and with a push of a button you can change your music or use it as a music remote control when your phone is on the other side of the room- all in one stylish device," commented Karmen Mandic, Product Business Manager, at Sony Ericsson.

The Sony Ericsson MBW-200 Bluetooth watches sport:
# Ability to operate within 10 m range
# Discreet yet clear caller ID - OLED display
# Play, pause, stop or skip a track on your phone's music player
# Quartz movements for exact time keeping - both digital and analogue
# Auto pairing - easier to connect the watch to your phone
# Water resistant up to 3 ATM
# Allergy safe stainless steel
# Mineral crystal scratch resistant face with antiglare coating

Apart from features, here are the stylish designs that Sony Ericsson offer:

The glamorous yet sporty Sparkling Allure Edition comes bundled with trendy white leather strap, Rose gold rim and a display with crystal décor stones. It is designed for funky youngsters.

Next is the dazzling Contemporary Elegance Edition, which is created for the young professionals. It helps the targeted audience to stay focused on the job and stay connected concurrently. It features the stainless steel body and crystal décor stone.

Lastly, the classic yet casual Evening Classic Edition comes packed with stylish leather strap, black dial with crystal décor, and black detail on crown.

Sony Ericsson will roll out the MBW-200 Bluetooth watches for ladies in selected markets by early Q4 2008. Price is not yet known.
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HCL Technologies Walkin Interview 27th Sept at Chennai

Exciting Opportunities beckon Software Engineers, Lead Engineers, and

Technical Lead with experience of 2-8yrs for our Chennai facility.

We require candidates with development expertise in VC++, MFC & Winforms
Technologies for our Offshore Development centre.

Candidates who cannot attend the walkin can send your resume to
n_sunil@hcl.in .

Skill:-

1) VC++, MFC, ATL, COM
2) Winforms

Experience: 2-8yrs

Job Location: Chennai

Walk-in Interview Details:

Date: 27-Sep-08 (Saturday)
Time: 10.00AM to 3.00PM
Venue:
HCL Technologies,
PM Towers, 6th floor,
37, Greams Road,
Chennai.

Contact: Sunil.N
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.Net Software Engineers - 0-10 yrs Exp

SunInfo Technologies

Experience:0 - 5 Years

Location:Bengaluru/Bangalore, Hyderabad / Secunderabad, Pune

Education:UG - B.Tech/B.E. - Any Specialization;BCA - Computers;Diploma - Any Specialization PG - Any PG Course - Any Specialization

Industry Type:IT-Software/ Software Services

Functional Area:Application Programming, Maintenance

Job Description

Identify the necessary design components within software proposals for successful delivery of the functionality, Business Requirements are translated into High Level designs that can be easily understood and meet the business requirements.

Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum 2 years of actual coding & designing experience, Experience in database applications programming, Experience in Analysis/Design role in client/server environment. Strong understanding of SQL queries, stored procedures.

Company Profile

We are a Software Development Company since 1993. We work for reputed MNC & large corporate clients in the area of Software.

Contact Details

Company Name:SunInfo Technologies

Executive Name:Adithi Jaju HR

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Accountant - Male - Chennai

Subrahmanyan Constructions Co (P) Ltd


Experience: [blink]5 - 8 Years[/blink]

Location: Chennai

Education: UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Industry Type :Construction/ Engineering/Cement/Metals

Functional Area:Accounts, Finance, Tax, CS, Audit

Job Description
Not less than 5 yrs of exp in a construction company. Knowledge of PWR (Piece Rate Workers) Bill and other accounting procedures.
Computer knowledge is a must

Desired Candidate Profile

Not less than 5 yrs of exp in a construction company. Knowledge of PWR (Piece Rate Workers) Bill and other accounting procedures.
Computer knowledge is a must

Company Profile

M/s.S.Subrahmanyan Construction Co. (P) Ltd., was established in the year 1947. It is managed by qualified Civil Engineers with wide experience in construction

Contact Details

Company Name:Subrahmanyan Constructions Co (P) Ltd


Website:http://www.sscopl.in

Executive Name:Mr.Damodran

Address:Subrahmanyan Constructions Co (P) Ltd
No.20, Sir.C.V. Raman Road, Alwarpet
Chennai
Chennai,Tamil Nadu,INDIA 600018

Email Address : hr@sscopl.in

Telephone:91-044-24991327
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Sales Engineer / Sales Executive

Rathi Industries


Experience:[blink]2 - 7 Years[/blink]

Location:Chennai

Education:UG - B.Sc - Any Specialization;B.Tech/B.E. - Any Specialization, Mechanical;Diploma - Any Specialization, Mechanical PG - Any PG Course - Any Specialization;Post Graduation Not Required

Industry Type:Construction/ Engineering/Cement/Metals


Functional Area:Sales, BD

Job Description

Product's coverage in specified areas and coordinating other techno commercial aspects involved.

Desired Candidate Profile

The candidate should be from a mechanical engineering background, with basic mathematical and scientific knowledge.
Company Profile
At RATHI INDUSTRIES, we are environmental engineering professionals designing, manufacturing, marketing and installing one of the best systems for Air Pollution Control, Ventilation and bulk material handling. Our products houses a wide range of variety of Fans, Fabric Dust Collectors, Scrubbers, Evaporative cooling systems, Pneumatic conveying systems, Filtered Air Supply for extreme health consciousness, and also accessories for the above like filter bags, cages, precision made Rotary valves, screw conveyors & other related ones.

For the past three decades, we have been helping our industrial customers in India and overseas combat the distressing challenges of pollution. At RATHI INDUSTRIES, we offer a wide gamut of products for air pollution. Hardly surprising then, that we are the largest producer of filter bags of all qualities and for any kind of industrial application.

Contact Details

Company Name:Rathi Industries

Website:http://www.rathigroups.com/

Executive Name:Gunja Gupta

Telephone:0120-4304641
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Senior Project Engineer

L & W Construction


Experience:5 - 10 Years

Location:Chennai

Education:UG - B.Tech/B.E. - Civil PG - Any PG Course - Any Specialization

Industry Type:Construction/ Engineering/Cement/Metals

Functional Area:Site Engg., Project Management

Job Description

Experience in Structural works, Civil construction

Desired Candidate Profile

experience in structural works, worked in multi storey building

Company Profile

Unit of ( Lee Kim Tah - Woh Hup ) Singapore
Contact Details

Company Name:L & W Construction

Website:https://www.landwindia.com

Executive Name:Subramanian

Address:L & W Construction

Pentaford Tower, 3rd Floor,
No. 8/3-1, Langford Road
Bangalore
Bangalore,Karnataka,INDIA 560025

Email Address:asailw@gmail.com

Telephone:91-080-41240628
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HR outsourcing: Balancing the value equation

Whether for specific processes, or across the full range of Human Resources (HR) activities, outsourcing is a proven and viable strategy to increase the performance of the H-R function. HRO is being used to address varying strategic objectives.

WHETHER FOR specific processes, or across the full range of Human Resources (HR) activities, outsourcing is a proven and viable strategy to increase the performance of the HR function. However, there is no single formula that applies to all organisations; HR Outsourcing (HRO) is being used to address varying strategic objectives and its scope will differ in terms of HR processes and geographies involved. Organisations need a framework to help them consider the value of HRO to their organisation and their specific circumstances.

The HRO Value Equation

Traditionally, business processing outsourcing is seen as a means of driving efficiency through cost reduction. Whilst the financial business case is important and should always be understood, forward thinking organisations will consider other factors, in addition to cost reduction, when evaluating and designing HRO solutions. HRO value can be considered to be a function of a number of interrelated factors. Different organisations will have different drivers and choices for each of these factors, resulting in different HRO value propositions. We can refer to this wider view as ’balancing the HRO value equation’, to provide the specific HRO value proposition that is right for your organisation.

Cost Reduction

Cost reduction will almost certainly be a key factor for HRO and is generally delivered via labour arbitrage when moving HR work to lower cost locations. HRO should also provide efficiency savings through the aggregation and consolidation of work into fewer locations using specialised delivery resources. Indeed, most HRO solutions have some elements of work that cannot be easily moved out of the home country and so aggregation becomes an important source of labour cost saving.

Though less often included as hard savings in a business case, HR costs opportunities can also go beyond the HR function and into the wider business when HRO provides an improved HR service model and a more effective retained HR organisation, eg, through more effective recruiting, reduced attrition and more efficient manager-employee interaction.

Organisations need to be realistic when estimating the degree of cost reduction that can be achieved; this requires a detailed understanding of the current HR baseline and the extent of the work that an outsourcing service provider will take on, and also that work which will be retained.

HR Service Model

The first consideration has to be what to outsource and to whom. For some it will be about outsourcing single or specific processes to specialised suppliers, eg, for payroll, HR data management, benefits administration, or recruitment. For others a full scope outsourcing to a single generalist supplier will be the right model. Part of this, consideration needs to take account of the extent of HR process standardisation and how technology can be used to transform HR services.


The quickest way to cost reduction might be a ‘lift and shift’ of the current HR delivery model, but, this is unlikely to maximise the long term cost reduction opportunity and will do little to address any fundamental HR service issues. Transformation of the service model provides an opportunity to gain additional efficiency savings and also improve the quality and timeliness of HR services.
Global and multinational organisations will also need to consider how to service the ‘long tail’ of countries where there are relatively few employees and hence insufficient scale of HR activity to drive a financial case for outsourcing. One approach is to outsource global, common HR processes that can be delivered from a centralised off-shore location and to retain local HR processes where there is less scale and more local content. A hybrid HR service model such as this might see that all countries served by centralised and outsourced HR Data Management and Performance Management Administration and International Assignment services, with other services such as Payroll and Benefits Administration being retained for countries with fewer employees and outsourced only for larger populations.

Business Flexibility

Moving to outsourced HR delivery can turn relatively fixed HR costs into variable costs that can scale with business changes such as acquisitions, divestitures, growth in new markets and contraction in times of economic downturn. In addition, the use of an outsourcing partner can provide access to a larger talent pool to enable faster and lower risk delivery of key HR initiatives such as the introduction of new benefits programmes, or compliance with changing legislative and regulatory requirements.

The degree of individual process flexibility is also influenced by the nature of the HRO service provider’s solution, a utility (one solution for many clients) payroll platform will suit most organisations, but plans to introduce a flexible benefits programme could be constrained if this is not offered by the HRO service provider.
Planning for the right degree of flexibility in an HRO arrangement is an important element of the overall value proposition and the need for such flexibility needs to be accounted for in contractual arrangements with the HRO service provider.

Retained HR

Establishing the right retained HR Organisation is a critical success factor for successful HRO, whilst responsibility for specific HR services may move to an outsourcer, the client organisation must remain accountable for the HR Function. The challenge is to put in place a retained organisation which can govern the outsourcing relationship using an arms length service management approach and which does not revert to previous practices and detailed involvement in HR service delivery as doing so will undermine the value of using an HRO service provider.

The retained HR organisation needs to recognise that HR services have transferred and then focus more on strategic support for the business, for example, planning the skill profiles required to support overall business strategy, managing and developing talent, supporting the business in deploying key HR initiatives etc.
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World’s First Color-background LightScribe DVDR Unveiled in India by Verbatim

Verbatim has rolled out the world’s first Color-background LightScribe 16x DVD-R and DVD+R media in the Indian market. Offering a storage space of 4.7 GB, these LightScribe DVDRs come in a wide range of vibrant shades such as red, orange, yellow, blue and green apart from the original gold color.

Utilizing LightScribe Media Version 1.2 coating technology on the label side, the richly colored DVDRs come with an enhanced image contrast and faster label printing. With the innovative technology that has been incorporated on the data side of the discs, Verbatim makes sure that the premium quality features are available.

Designed for multimedia presentations, the latest range of Verbatim DVDR is compatible with LightScribe-supported drives and the latest software licensed by Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). Users have the freedom to make use of the same optical disc drive laser to burn content and even create silkscreen-quality black text and graphics labels.

By using the LightScrive system software, users can easily optimize labeling on the label side of the DVD.

Verbatim has released the latest DVDR in 25-packs which include five discs of each color. You can either buy the colored DVD Pack of 25 for Rs 1400 or CD pack of 10 for Rs. 250.

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New Seagate FreeAgent external hard drives announced

Seagate announced its new wide range of FreeAgent external hard drives. The new generation of Seagate FreeAgent family offers attractive desktop and mobile options for Mac as well as Windows operated PCs.



Seagate FreeAgent hard drives come with Energy Star 5 rated AC adapters and packaged in 100% recyclable materials. Incase the drive has been idle for 15 minutes then it goes into the sleep mode. Seagate’s slimmest external drive FreeAgent Go portable storage offers a docking option, USB 2.0 and up to 500GB of capacity. This 12.5mm hard drive easily fits into your pockets and includes advanced shock and vibration protection. The FreeAgent Go desktop docking station is sold separately and comes with a black leatherette carrying case.
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Cy-Fi portable speaker

Cy-Fi portable speaker offers two versions one as an iPod accessory and the other one supports Bluetooth-A2DP enabled cell phones, PDAs and MP3 players. It claims to be the first wireless sports speaker for biking, boating and camping.



Cy-Fi speaker lets you change the track, volume and playlists settings from the speaker and it easily mounts on your bike, boat, backpack etc. with the provided attachment.

The Cy-Fi iPod version equips the Kleer technology which lets you listen to 100% lossless, CD-quality wireless audio with your iPod or iPod Nano. Its battery life offers over 6 hours of listening and works within a wireless range of 30 feet. This portable speaker weighs less than 4 ounces.

The Cy-Fi A2DP Bluetooth version is compatible with your cell phone, PDA or MP3 and you can use it to make hands-free calls. Its battery like is over 5.5 hours and can be used wirelessly up to 30 feet.
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MECHCICADD - ELECTRICAL DESIGNER - ENGINEERS AND GRADUATES

Experience:[blink]5 - 10 Years[/blink]

Location:Chennai

INDUSTRYEducation:UG - Diploma - Electrical PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Industry Type:Oil and Gas/ Power/Infrastructure/Energy

Functional Area:Engineering Design, R&D

Job Description

5 years of experience in electrical system design, preferably for oil and gas industry. Experience in â3 D Modelling (PDS/PDMS)â is a must

Desired Candidate Profile

Experience should include layout design for equipment, lighting, cabling and earthing.

Company Profile

It is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier, with a reputation for delivering high quality, technically-advanced, reliable facilities and equipment on time, on budget and with a world-class safety record.

Contact Details

Company Name:MECHCICADD

Website:http://www.mechci.com/

Executive Name:ARUN

Address:

Mech-Ci
3, Sai complex,
Station view Road,
Kodambakkam
Chennai,Tamilnadu,INDIA 600024

Email Address: hrd@mechci.com

Telephone:09380291818
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IT pushes demand for office space

CHENNAI: The demand for office space in Chennai is primarily driven by the IT, telecom and financial sectors, Colliers International India Research, a real estate consultancy company, has said.

In its market report released on Thursday, the company said the supply situation in the commercial segment showed improvement in the second quarter of the year.

The limited supply in the non- IT office space sector created sustained demand in the commercial segment.

Interestingly, the Grade A office space in prime locations, such as the MRC Nagar, commanded the highest average rental value in the range of Rs 80-85 per sq ft per month, showing a marginal increment.

The suburban areas such as Guindy, Adyar and Egmore fetched an average rental value of approx Rs 60 per sq ft per month, although the peripheral business locations such as Ambattur and Taramani commanded an average rental of approximately Rs 38 per sq ft per month.

Over the last decade, MRC Nagar emerged as the premier business district of Chennai.

The spurt in the growth of IT/ ITES companies in Chennai led to the commercialisation of MRC Nagar which was otherwise predominantly a residential locality.

Also, Ambattur, the western industrial suburb of Chennai, is rapidly emerging as the city's new IT hub. Approximately 1.0 million sq ft of fresh Grade A office space was added to Chennai's stock in the second quarter of this year. Sholinganallur, a new emerging IT hub, was the major supply generator due to perennial construction of IT parks.

The city's prime residential market is consistently witnessing the addition of fresh Grade A properties and the major share of the supply was contributed in areas such as Kilpauk, Mogappair, Valmikinagar and Pallavaram. So, Sholinganallur continued to be a part of the prime residential supply for some time now.
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DELL helps SOS India's Bihar Flood Relief Programme

Corporates as well as government has come out to support SOS India in its flood relief efforts for the catastrophe struck Bihar. DELL has committed to donate one day's salary from each of their 22,000 employees to SOS-India's Relief programme..

SOS CHILDREN’S Villages of India, a non-government voluntary organisation, committed to the care of children in need, has yet again stood up in the hour of need and initiated an endeavour to provide relief to the people struck by the catastrophe of floods in Bihar. Looking into the credibility of SOS India, the Bihar government has invited the organisation to work with them in long term partnership to carry out relief operations in the affected areas. DELL, the leading global systems and services company has also committed to donate one day’s salary from each of their 22,000 employees for SOS-India’s Bihar Flood Relief Programme.

SOS-India has started two Family and Child Relief Centre at Aadrash middle and high school, Belouri, Purnia, from where the basic necessities are being provided to 1600 affected families with about 3000 children.
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M.C.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2008.

COMPANY SECRETARIAL PRACTICE

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
PART A — (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions in about 200 words each.

1.Explain the functions of a company secretary.
2.From what date is a registered company incorported? What is the legal effect of the certificate of incorporation?
3.Distinguish between transfer and transmission of shares.
4.What are the legal provisions relating to disposal of unpaid and unclaimed dividends?
5.Discuss briefly the provisions of the companies act, 1956 as to the appointment of a manager.
6.Under what circumstances are auditors automatically re–appointed? Give the statutory provisions regarding qualifications of an auditor.
7.Set out briefly the methods by which the reconstruction of a company can be carried out.
8.When can a company be voluntarily wound up? What are the consequences of such a winding up?

PART B — (4 x 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions in about 400 words.

9.The secretary acts as ears, eyes, hands and mouth of the company while the directors are the brain of the company.–comment on this statement.
10.Describe briefly the procedure for the incorporation of a company. Also discuss the duties of secretary at this stage.
11.What is share warrent? Explain the procedure for issue of share warrent and the secretarial work involved in the issue of share warrent.
12.What are the conditions subject to which board of directors may appoint sole selling agents? In what cases is the appointment of sole selling agents prohibited ? When is a company not liable to pay any compensation to them for the loss of their office?
13.State the procedure and secretarial duties relating to amalgamation by purchase of shares under section 395.
14.Under what circumstances will the court order a compulsory winding up of a company? What is the effect of a winding–up order? Explain the duties of a company secretary in respect of the compulsory winding up of a company.
15.Explain the procedure for redemption of debentures and conversion of debentures.
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Workshop on Introduction to Nanotechnology and Its Emerging Role in Industries

One Day Workshop on Introduction to Nanotechnology and Its Emerging Role in Industries
October 24, 2008
at
IIT Delhi
Under the Aegis of
Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer, (FITT), IIT Delhi


DATES AND VENUE:

Date: October 24, 2008

Venue: Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi

FEES:

Participants from Industry : Rs. 6,000/-
Participants from Academic
R&D Institutes :Rs. 5,000/-
Research Students : Rs. 3,000/-
(Rupees Six Thousand Only) payable by DD/Cheque (Delhi A/c) in favour of “FITT, IIT Delhi”
Last Date for registration :
September 30, 2008

ACCOMMODATION

This is a non-residential programme. The participants are expected to make their own arrangements for stay. Subject to availability, the organizers will try to book accommodation on payment basis within the guest houses of IIT Delhi, if requested sufficiently in advance through the Registration Form.
For any further information, contact:

Coordinator
Prof. D.K. Sharma
Centre for Energy Studies
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110 016
Tel : 2659 1256, Mob: 9818227168
e-mail: sharmadk@ces.iitd.ernet.in
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B.Tech Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008

NUMERICAL METHODS

(Aeronautical Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks

1. (a) Find a real root of the equation f(x) = x + logx - 2 using Newton Raphson
method.
(b) Find a root of the equation x = cosx using Regula falsi method. [8+8]
2. (a) Find y(1.6) using Newton’s forward difference formula from the table
x 1 1.4 1.8 2.2
y 3.49 4.82 5.96 6.5
(b) Find y(6) if y(1)=4, y(2)=5, y(7)=5, y(8)=4 using Lagrange’s interpolation
formula. [8+8]
3. (a) Derive normal equations to fit the straight line y = a + bx
(b) Fit a straight line y = a + bx
x 1 2 3 4 5
y 5 7 9 10 11
[6+10]
4. (a) Find the Fourier cosine transform of 5-2x + 2e-5x.
(b) If F(s) is the complex Fourier transform of f(x), then prove that
i. F (f(x)cosax) = 1
2 [F(s+a) + F(s–a)]
ii. F[f(x - a)] = eisa F(s). [8+8]
5. (a) Find the maximum or minimum values of y
x 0 2 3 4 5
y 4 26 58 112 160
(b) Evaluate
3
R
0
dx
1+x using Weddle’s rule taking h=.5 compare with exact value.
[8+8]
6. (a) Find whether the following system of equations are consistent, if so solve them.
x1 – x2 – 2x3 = –2, 3x1 - x2 + x3 = 6, 3x1 + x2 + 4x3 = 10
(b) Solve the following tridiagonal system
x1 + 2x2 = 7, x1 – 3x2 – x3 = 4, 4x2 + 3x3 = 5 by LU decomposition. [8+8]
7. Use Runge-Kutta method to obtain an approximate solution to the differential
equation dy
dx = y -x+5 at the points x=2.1, 2.2, 2.3 with initial condition y(2)=1.
[16]
1 of 2
Code No: R05012101 Set No. 2
8. Solve the equation @2u
@x2 + @2u
@y2 = 0 in the domain of the figure 8 by Jacobi’s method
[16]
72
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES IN TAMIL NADU

Annamalai University

Annamalainagar
South Arcot
Tamil Nadu-608002
04144-4602, 38283, 38259
Fax: 04144-38080
Email : vc-pvvn@hotmail.com


Bharathiar University

Coimbatore Tamil Nadu-641046

0422-422222, 422272, 422321, 422439, 422387
Email : ilango@as250.bharathi.ernet.in


Bharathidasan University

Palkalaiperur
Tiruchy-620024 Tamil Nadu
0431-660271, 660272, 660248, 660392, 660245, 660320
Email : vc@bdu.ernet.in


Alagappa University

Karaikudi - 630 003,
Tamil Nadu
Ph : 91 - 4565 - 225205, 225206, 225207
Fax : 91 - 4565 - 225202
Email : registrar@alagappauniversity.ac.in,
Web : www.alagappauniversity.ac.in

Anna University
Chennai - 600025
Ph : 22203331, 22203332,
Fax : 2354450
Web : www.annauniv.edu,
Email : aulib@annauniv.edu


Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute
No. 1, Ramachandra Nagar,
Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 116
Ph : (044) 4768027-9, 4768031-3
Fax : -044) 476 7008
Email : srmc1@gias.md01.vsnl.net.in

Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha,
PB No 1419 Thyagaraya Nagar,
Chennai - 600 017
Ph : 91 (44) 243 32094


Indian Institute of Technology Madras, I.I.T Post Office, Chennai-600 036    Ph : 2257 8133
Fax : 91-044-2257 0509
Email : tppro@itm.ac.in,
Web : www.iitm.ac.in


University of Madras,
University Centenary Building,
Chepauk, Chennai - 600005
Ph : 91-044-25368778,
Fax : 91-44-25366693
Web : www.unom.ac.in,
Email : registrar@unom.ac.in


Madurai Kamraj University
Madurai Tamil Nadu - 625021
Phone 2459455
Fax 2459181
Email : registrar@mkuniversity.org,
Web : www.mkuniversity.org


Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal - 624102, Tamil Nadu    Ph :04542-241122(o)
Fax : 04542-241122
Web : www.motherteresauniv.org,
Email : atwunireg@yahoo.co.in


Periyar University, Salem - 636 011.    Ph : 0427 - 345766, 345833
Fax : 0427 - 345565
Web : www.tnuniv.ac.in,
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003    Ph : 0422-6611210
Fax : 91-422-6611410
Email : deanagri@tnau.ac.in,
Web : www.tnau.ac.in


Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University,
Poompozhil, Greenways Road,
Place Chennai Madras,
Tamil Nadu - 600028
Ph : 91-44-24641212, 24941919,
Fax : 91-44-24957414
Email : alu@tndalu.org,
Web : www.tndalu.org


The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University,
69, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai 600 032,
Ph : 91 44 22353574, 22353577
Fax : 91 44 22353698
Web : www.tnmmu.ac.in


Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,
Madhavaram Milk Colony,
Chennai-600 051
Ph : 0091-44-25551586, 25551587, 25554555
Fax : 0091-44-25551575, and 25551585
Web : www.tanuvas.tn.nic.in,
Email : tnvetreg@md3.vsnl.net.in

Tamil University, Trichy Road,
Thanjavur 613500 Tamil Nadu
Ph : 04362-73217,18,19,40740
74
Management / ONLINE MBA DEGREE COURSES
Sep 11, 2008, 06:53 PM
ONLINE MBA DEGREE COURSES

AccountingMBA

Agriculture MBA

Aviation MBA

Technology Management MBA

Marketing MBA

Organizational MBA

Operations MBA

Nonprofit Management MBA

Management MBA

Leadership MBA

Knowledge Management MBA

International Business MBA

Human Resource MBA

Hospitality & Tourism MBA

Health Care Management MBA

Global Management MBA

General MBA Programs

Finance MBA

Industrial Management MBA

Executive MBA

Entrepreneurship MBA

e-Business MBA

Criminal Justice MBA

Computer Systems MBA

Telecommunications MBA
75
SOME OF THE FAKE UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA

The University Grant Commission or UGC, as it is commonly known, is the statutory authority in India that is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining standards of higher education in the country. Therefore it also enjoys the power of giving grants to universities and colleges and also the power to recognize and de recognize institutes of higher education.

Thus UGC is the watchdog that recognizes the fake universities in India and has the power to take action against them. According to the University Grant Commission, the following Universities are fake Universities in India.

Name of Colleges & Address

Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar

Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.

United Nations University,

Vocational University,

ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi-110 008.

Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, Delhi

Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.

St. John's University, Kishanattam, Kerala.

Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra

D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.

Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri

Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women's University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Indian Education Council of U.P., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University, (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh
76
List of Top 10 Hotel Management Institutes in India - Top Hotel Management Institutes

Institute

Oberoi Centre, Delhi
7, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi-110 054, India.
Ph +91-11-2389 0505
Email: careers@eih-india.com
Web: www.oberoihotels.com/careers


IHM, Mumbai
Veer Sawarkar Marg, Dadar (WR), Mumbai- 400 028
Ph: 022-4457241/42,
Fax: 022-4449779

WGSHA. Manipal
Valley View, Manipal 576119
Ph: 08252-571101,
Fax: 08252-571327
Email: office.wgsh@manipal.edu


IHM, Delhi

National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology,
Pusa New Delhi
Ph: 5751756, 5782799, 5781060, 5717411

IHM, Aurangabad
Dr Rafiq Zakaria Campus, Rauza Bagh, Aurangabad 431 001, Maharashtra, India
Tel: 0240-238 1113, 0240-2381127
Fax: 0240-2381104,
Email: enquiry@ihmaurangabad.ac.in


IHM, Bangalore    S.J. Polytechnic Campus, Seshadri Road, Bangalore 560 001,India    Ph: 91-80-2226 2960, 91-80-2238 6763
Fax: 91-080-22268562,
E-mail: ihm@vsnl.com


IHM, Chennai    CIT Campus, TTTI - Taramani P.O., Chennai - 600 113,    Phone: 044-22542029,
Fax: 044-22541615
EMail: ihmchen@dataone.in


IHM, Calcutta    P-16, Taratola Road, Calcutta - 700 088    Ph: 033-4784218,
Fax: 033-4784281


IHM, Ahmedabad    Govt. Polytechnic Compound, Ahmedabad - 380 015    Ph: 079- 401339,
Fax: 079-6568017


Christ College, Bangalore    Hosur Road, Bangalore 560029    Ph: 080-25526169/164,
Email: princi@christcollege.edu

77
Mass Communication Institutes in India

Mass communication has emerged as a viable career option for a large number youngsters in the recent years and the competition to get a seat in the top 10 mass communication institutes in India is very high. But where are these best mass communication institutes that are attracting the talented ones?

In 2007, the Outlook (a weekly magazine) and Cfore (a market research firm) have conducted a survey to rank the top 10 mass communication institute in India.The survey results show that the best mass communication colleges are spread over various cities in India.

To rank the colleges the Outlook - Cfore researchers asked the faculty and professionals to rank the institutes in a ten point scale against four parameters.

These four parameters that they used were- faculty, pedagogic systems, infrastructure and placements. They then multiplied the average rating by the weightage in order to rank the top ten mass communication institutes in India.

IIMC, New Delhi
JNU new campus, Aruna Asif Ali Marg, New Delhi
Phone No - 91-011-26109268/60940/60
Email: pbapaiah@yahoo.com
Courses Offered: Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism (English and Hindi), Radio & Television Journalism and Advertising & Public Relations.

Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400 001
Phone No - (91-22) 262 1366/1639/2877
Website: www.xaviercomm.org
Courses Offered: Journalism & Mass Communication, Public Relations & Corporate Communications, Advertising & Marketing, Digital Animation and Television & Video Production.

Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411 004
Phone No - 020 - 25652303 / 25660972
Website: www.simc.edu
Courses Offered: MBA in Communication Management (Advertising, Public Relations. Masters in Mass Communication (Journalism and T.V and Radio Production)

Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
Kasturi Centre, 124, Wallajah Road, Chennai - 600002
Phone No - 91-44-28418254/55, 28526227/49
Email: asian_media@vsnl.com
Courses Offered: The Masters Degree course includes Reporting, Writing, and Editing, Modern Issues in Journalism, History of the Media, Law of Media.

Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
Shela, Ahmedabad (380058)
Phone No - 2717-237946-51
E-mail: admissions@mica.ac.in
Courses Offered: Executive Diploma Programme in Media Management.
Certificate Programme in Managing Integrated Media, Retail Communications, Crafting Creative Comm and Visual Merchandising. Post Graduate Programme in Communications Management and Entrepreneurship (PGP CME)

Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Law College Road, Pune
Phone No - 91 - 020- 25431817 / 25433016 / 25430017
Email: tutorial_sec@ftiindia.com
Courses Offered: Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Art Direction and Production Design, Audiography, Animation and Computer Graphics, Editing, Feature Film Screenplay Writing.

AJ Kidwai Mass Comm Research Centre, Jamia, New Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
Phone No - +91(11)26981717
Courses Offered: Ph.D and M.A. in Mass Communication. Post Graduate Diploma in Development Communication, Journalism and Broadcast System Maintenance.

Manorama School of Communication, Kottayam
PB No: 229, Kottayam, Kerala
Phone No - +91-481-2300851
Website: www.manoramajschool.com
Courses Offered: Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism.

Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore
HRBR Layout 3rd Block, Kalyananagar Post Bangalore 560 043
Pone No - 91-80-28437907 / 7903
E-mail: admin@iijnm.org
Courses Offered: The Post-graduate programmes offer courses on Reporting and Writing for Radio and Television, Ethical and Legal Issues in Journalism, Advanced Media Concentration and Business and Financial Reporting.

Times School of Journalism, New Delhi
Times Centre for Media Studies, Darya Ganj, New Delhi
Courses Offered: Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism
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SCIENCE

Paper 1 (Physics) - (One hour and a half)

SECTION I (40 Marks)

Attempt all questions from this Section.
Question 1
(a)   [4]


(i) Explain briefly why a balloon filled with helium gas rises in air. Why does the balloon rise to a particular height above the ground and does not rise further?

(ii) An ice-berg floats in fresh water with a part of it outside the water surface. Calculate the fraction of volume of ice-berg which is below the water surface. Given: Density of ice = 917 kg m−3. Density of fresh water = 1000 kg m−3
Question 1
(b)   [4]


(i) Relative density of silver is 10.8. What is the density of silver in S.I. Unit?

(ii) Diagram given alongside, shows refraction and emergence of a ray of light incident on a rectangular glass slab. Copy the diagram and mark the lateral displacement of the incident ray. Name the two factors on which the lateral displacement depends.




Question 1
(c) Two parallel rays of light enter the eye of a person suffering from myopia as shown in the diagram given alongside. Copy the diagram and


   [4]


(i) Complete the ray diagram to show where the image is formed;

(ii) Name the type of lens required to correct the defect; and

(iii) Draw the diagram again showing the position of the correcting lens, two parallel rays to the lens and the position of the final image.
Question 1   [4]


(d) An object AB is placed on the principal axis of a convex lens as shown alongside in diagram. Copy the diagram. Using three rays starting from B and the properties of the points marked F1, O and F2; obtain the image formed by the lens (F1 and F2 are the foci).




Question 1
(e)   [4]


(i) Define a pair of complementary colours. Name the colours in one such pair.

(ii) Fill in the blanks in the following:
1 . A red rose appears .......... when seen in green light.
2. Red + Blue = ........
Question 1
(f)   [4]


(i) Define 1 watt and] kWh.

(ii) Convert 1 kWh into joules.
Question 1
(g) An electric bulb is marked 220 V, 100 W. The bulb is connected to a 220 V supply.   [4]


(i) Calculate: 1. resistance of the filament; 2. current flowing through the filament.

(ii) Is the filament resistance of the glowing bulb greater, smaller or the same compared to its resistance when it is not glowing?
Question 1
(h) There are three pins in an electric plug, answer the following:   [4]


(i) How would you identify the earth pin?

(ii) In which of the three connecting wires should a switch be connected?

(iii) Explain why a switch should not be touched with wet hands.
Question 1
(i) A given liquid changes into the gaseous state at a fixed temperature as well as at all temperatures.   [4]


(i) Name the process that takes place in each of the above two cases.

(ii) Mention two points of difference between the two cases in (i) above.
Question 1
(j) State the energy changes which take place while using the following:   [4]


(i) A microphone;

(ii) An electric bulb; and

(iii) A steam engine.



SECTION II (40 Marks)
Attempt any four questions from this Section.
Question 2
(a)   [6]


(i) Define the S.I. unit of force. Obtain a relation between the S.I. unit and the C.G.S. unit of force.

(ii) A man of mass 60 kg runs up a flight of 30 steps in 15 seconds. If each step is of 20 cm high, calculate the power developed by the man. Take g = 10 ms−2.
Question 2
(b)   [4]


(i) Define work and its S.I. unit.

(ii) Write an expression for the work done by a constant force acting on a body that gets displaced from its initial position in a direction different from the direction of the force.

(iii) Give an example when work done by a force acting on a body is zero even through the body gets displaced from its initial position by the application of the force.
Question 3
(a) Diagram given alongside shows an arrangement of four pulleys A load L is attached to the movable lower block and effort E is applied at free end of the string. Copy the diagram. and:


   [4]


(i) Draw arrows to indicate tension in each part of the string; and

(ii) Calculate the mechanical advantage of the system.
Question 3
(b)   [6]


(i) Define specific heat capacity of a material.

(ii) A 30 g ice cube at 0°C is dropped into 200 g of water at 30°C. Calculate the jinal temperature of water when the entire ice cube has melted. Given: Latent heat of ice = 80 cal g−l; Specific heat capacity of water = 1 cal g−1 (°C)−1.
Question 4
(a)   [5]


(i) Define refractive index of a medium with respect to air.

(ii) Calculate the speed of light in water. Given: Speed of light in vacuum = 3 ×108 ms−1, and refractive index of
water = 4/3.

(iii) Calculate the power of a convex lens of focal length 25 cm.
Question 4
(b) In the diagram given along side, a source of light S is placed at the bottom of a beaker containing water.


   [5]


(i) Copy the diagram and show the path of rays marked with arrows, after they meet the water-air boundary.

(ii) Does the ray, marked with one arrow, undergo refraction?

(iii) Name the phenomenon exhibited by the ray marked with three arrows.

(iv) State the conditions necessary for the phenomenon in (iii) above.
Question 5
(a)   [6]


(i) Define the phenomenon of resonance.

(ii) A stretched wire 0.5 m long is made to vibrate in two different modes as shown in diagram (A) and (B) given below:
1. If the wavelength of the wave produced in mode (A) is 1 m, what is the wavelength of the wave produced in mode (B) of the following diagram?
2. In which case is the note produced louder? Give a reason for your answer.
3. In which case is the pitch of the note produced is higher? Give a reason for your answer.




Question 5
(b)   [4]


(i) A TV station transmits waves of frequency 200 MHz. Calculate the wavelength of the waves, if their speed in air is 3.0 × 108 ms-1.

(ii) Give the approximate range of wavelengths in vacuum associated with U-V rays and visible light.
Question 6
(a)   [6]


(i) Write an expression for the resistance of a conducting wire in terms of its length and area of cross-section.

(ii) Two resistors of resistances 3Ω and 2Ω in parallel are connected to a cell of end 1.5 V and internal resistance 0.3Ω. Draw a labelled circuit diagram showing the above arrangement and calculate the current drawn from the cell.
Question 6
(b)   [4]


(i) Name the principle on which functioning of a transformer depends.

(ii) What is the function of a step-up transformer?

(iii) Can a transformer work when it is connected to a d.c. source?

(iv) Diagram given alongside shows schematically part of a step-down transformer. Draw the complete diagram in your answer sheet.




Question 7
(a)   [4]


(i) State the mechanism of  production of X-rays. Give two importance of X-rays.

(ii) What is the photoelectric effect? Draw a neat labelled diagram of a photoelectric cell.
Question 7
(b)   [6]


(i) Define nuclear fusion and state the necessary conditions for the same.

(ii) Why is energy released in a nuclear fusion reaction?
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ICSE Board Solved Exam Question Papers : ICSE 1996 : MATHEMATICS

Question 1

A shopkeeper buys a box of 10 dozen apples for Rs. 180. He estimates that 20% of them would be rotten. He intends to sell each apple so as to make a profit of 60% on his cost, Assuming that 20% of the apples turn out to be rotten, find:
(i) The number of good apples in the box;
(ii) The sum of money for which he should sell the good apples so as to make a profit of 60% on his cost;
(iii) The selling price of each apple in each the said profit.   [6]

Question 2

A sum of Rs. 9,600 is invested for 3 years at 10% per annum at compound interest :
(i) What is the sum due at the end of the first year.
(ii) What is the sum due at the end of the second year.
(iii) Find the compound interest earned in 2 years.
(iv) Find the difference between the answers in (ii ) and (i) and find the interest on this sum for one year.
(v) Hence write down the compound interest for the third year.   [6]

Question 3

(a) The scale of a map is 1 : 200000. A plot of land of area 20 km2 is to be represented on the map, find:

(i) The number of kilometres on the ground which is represented by 1 centimetre on the map.
(ii) The area in km2 that can be represented by 1 cm2. (iii) The area on the map that represents the plot of land.   [4]

(b) In the figure alongside (not drawn to scale), LM is parallel to BC : AB = 6cm, AL = 2cm and AC = 9cm. Calculate:
(i) The length of CM;
(ii) The value of the ratio =  Area of triangle ALM/Area of the trapezium LBCM.


   [5]

Question 4

Use ruler and compass only for the following question:
Construct triangle BCP, where CB = 5 cm, BP = 4 cm, ∠PBC = 45°. Complete the rectangle ABCD such that:
(i) P is equidistant from AB and BC; and
(ii) P is equidistant from C and D.
Measure and write down the length of AB.   [6]

Question 5

The circumference of a circle is 123.2 cm. Taking π = 22/7 , calculate:
(i) The radius of the circle in cm;
(ii) The area of circle in cm2, correct to the nearest cm2;
(iii) The effect on the area of the circle if the radius is doubled.   [6]

Question 6

A trader gives two successive discounts of 15% and 10% on the marked price of an article.
(i) If the marked price was Rs. 100, what would be the selling price?
(ii) The actual selling price is Rs. 7,650. Calculate the actual marked price.
(iii) The actual marked price is 25% more than the cost price. Calculate:
(1) The cost price; (2) The profit or loss percent.   [7]

Question 7

Point (3, 0) and (−1, 0) are invariant points under reflection in the line Ll; points (0,−3) and (0, 1) are invariant points on reflection in line L2.
(i) Name or write equations for the lines L1 and L2.
(ii) Write down the images of points P(3, 4) and Q(−5, −2) on reflection in Ll. Name the images as P' and Q' respectively.
(iii) Write down the image of P and Q on reflection in L2. Name the images as P" and Q " respectively.
(iv) State or describe a single transformation that maps P' onto P".   [6]

Question 8

Use graph paper for this question. Use 2 cm = 1 unit on both axes. Plot the points A(−2, 4), B(2, 1) and C(−6, l).
(i) Draw the line of symmetry of triangle ABC.
(ii) Mark the point D if the line in (i) and the line BC are both lines of symmetry of the quadrilateral ABCD; write down the co-ordinate of point D.
(iii) What kind of quadrilateral is figure ABCD.
(iv) Write down the equations of BC and the line of symmetry named in (i).   [6]




SECTION - B (48 Marks)
Answer any four questions from this Section.
Question 9

(a) The domain and range of a function f(x) = 3/x + 1 are subsets of A and B respectively, where A =     {    −1
2    , 0,    2
3    ,     6
7    ,    1     }

B =     {    −5,    0,    4     1
2    , 5,    5    1 
2    }



List the elements of the function as ordered pairs.   [6]

(b) A man borrows Rs. 5,800 at 12% per annum compound interest. He repays Rs.1,800 at the end of every six months. Calculate the amount outstanding at the end of the third payment, Give your answer to the nearest Re.   [6]


(c) Match the equations A, B, C, D with the lines L1, L2, L3, L4 whose graphs are roughly drawn in the L2 above diagram.

A = y = 2x

B = y − 2x + 2 = 0

C = 3x + 2y = 6
D = y = 2. Graph in which lines L1, L2, L3 and L4 are shown.






   [4]

Question 10

(a) A man invests a sum of money in Rs. 100 shares, paying 15% dividend quoted at 20% premium. If his annual dividend is Rs. 540, calculate:
(i) His total investment;
(ii) The rate of return on his investment.   [5]

(b) The mid-point of the line segment AB shown in the diagram is (4, −3). Write down the coordinates of A, B.


   [3]

(c) In the figure; AC is the diameter of circle, centre O. Chord BD is perpendicular to AC. Write down the angles p, q, r in terms of x.


   [3]

Question 11
(a) Copy and write 'True' and 'False' against each of the following statements:   [4]


(i) The relation 'is greater than' in the set of integers is reflexive.

(ii) The relation 'is similar to' in the set of triangles in transitive.

(iii) The relation 'is perpendicular to' in the set of lines is transitive.

(iv) The relation 'is a factor of in the set of integers is symmetric.
Question 11

(b) P = {x : 5 < 2x − 1 ≤ 1l, x ∈ R}
Q = {x : −1 ≤ 3 + 4x < 23, x ∈ 1}
Where R = ( real numbers), I = (integers)
Represent P and Q on number lines. Write down the element P ∩ Q.   [4]

(c) Given f(x + 1) = 3x + 5, evaluate:
(i) f(−2); (ii) f(2x).   [4]

Question 12

(a) Write down the equation of the line whose gradient is 3/2 and which passes through P, where P divides the line segment joining A (−2, 6) and B (3, −4) in the ratio 2 : 3.   [4]

(b) Use ruler and compass only for this question. Construct the cyclic quadrilateral ABCD in which AB = 5 cm, BC = 8 crn, angle ABC = 67½ ° and D is equidistant from B and C. D is equidistant from B and C. Measure and write down the length of CD.   [4]

(c) Use logarithms to evaluate: 3    √0.8314
72.8

   [4]

Question 13

(a) The histogram represents the marks obtained by same candidates in an examination. Using the data in the diagram, calculate the mean mark.


   [4]

(b) In the above figure, alongside ABCD is a parallelogram, P is a point on BC such that BP : PC = 1 : 2. DP produced meets AB produced at Q. Given area of triangle CPQ = 20 cm2, calculate:
(i) Area of triangle CDP;
(ii) Area of parallelogram ABCD?   [4]

(c) In triangle ABC, AB = 12 cm, angle B = 58°, the perpendicular from A to BC meets it at D. The bisector of angle ABC meets AD at E. Calculate:
(i) The length of BD;
(ii) The length of ED.
Give your answers correct to one decimal place.


   [4]

Question 14

(a) Use graph paper for this question. Take 2 cm = 2 unit on x-axis and 2 cm = 1 unit on y-axis. Solve graphically the following equations:
3x + 5y = 12;
3x − 5y + 18 = 0
(Plot only three points per line)   [4]


(c) A train covers a distance of 600 km/hr. Had the speed been (x + 20) km/hr, the time taken to cover the distance would have been reduced by 5 hours. Write down an equation in x and Solve it to evaluate x.   [4]

Question 15

(a) Use graph paper for this question. The following table shows the weights in gm of a sample of 100 potatoes taken from a large consignment: Weight(gm)    Frequency

50—60
60—70
70—80
80—90
90—100
l00—110
110—120
120—130    
8
10
12
16
18
14
12
10 


(i) Calculate the cumulative frequencies.
(ii) Draw the cumulative frequency curve and from it determine the median weight of the potatoes.   [5]

(b) The figure below shows the cross section of an ice-cream cone consisting of a cone surmounted by a hemisphere. The radius of the hemisphere is 3-5 cm and the height of the cone is 10·5 cm. The outer shell ABCDEF is shaded and is not filled with ice-cream. AE = DC = 5 cm, AB//EF and BC//FD. Calculate:
(i) The volume of the ice-cream in the cone (the unshaded portion including the hemisphere) in cm3;
(ii) The volume of the outer shell (the shaded portion) in cm3.
Give your answer correct to the nearest cm3.
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Black Magic Toners Pvt. Ltd.


Experience : [blink]0 - 2 Years[/blink]

Location : Chennai, Hyderabad / Secunderabad

Education : UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization;Graduation Not Required PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Industry Type : Consumer Durables

Functional Area : Sales, BD

Job Description

1.Will be responsible for secondary sales
2.Needs to achieve the monthly target through existing customers
3.Calling customers for Payment collection
4.Preparing weekly and monthly reports

Send the cv to hr@blackmagictoners.com

Desired Candidate Profile

Good communication
Should be willing to work under pressure
Basic knowledge in MS-Office
Freshers can also apply

Company Profile

BMT was incorporated in September 1999.
BMT is in the Build and Operate business with Quality of its Product and Service at the core of its operations. BMT transform no-longer-usable toner cartridges that are tantamount to their original ancestors. It offers huge cost savings by its remanufactured toner cartridges without compromising on quality. The performance of our Toner a toner cartridge is tantamount to the OEM toner cartridges.

In addition to Toner Cartridge services, BMT offers other services like Manage Printing solutions and Spare parts of laser Printers.

BMT operates in more than 10 locations across India, having its head quarters in Chennai.

Contact Details

Company Name : Black Magic Toners Pvt. Ltd.

Website : http://www.blackmagictoners.com

Executive Name:Padmini Krishnamoorthy

Address:

1 Mohammadpur,
New Delhi,New Delhi,
India 110066

Telephone : 09313340472
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Infogrid Technologies Looking for Business Development Manager

Experience : [blink]1 - 2 Years[/blink]

Location : Bengaluru/Bangalore

Industry Type : IT-Software/ Software Services

Functional Area : Sales, BD

Job Description
Good exposure of Handling International / Corporate Sales,Strong Sales Management and Marketing skills ,Give demonstrations/presentations of our software products & services,Experience in Online business promotion and online lead generation.

Desired Candidate Profile

Good exposure of Handling International / Corporate Sales,Strong Sales and Sales Management Skills ,Marketing skills,Give demonstrations/presentations of our software products & services,Willing to travel,

Experience in Online business promotion

Company Profile

InfoGrid is an Offshore IT Solutions Company Headquartered in Bangalore, India. We offer corporate customers strategic service in the areas of Software Application Development and IT Consulting.

Contact Details

Company Name : Infogrid Technologies pvt ltd.

Website : http://www.infogridtechnologies.com

Executive Name : Manju Eradi

Address:

Info Grid Technologies Pvt Ltd
No.9,Ramaa Nilaya, 1st C cross, 5th Main
5th Block, BSK 3rd Stage
Bangalore,Karanataka,INDIA 560085

Email Address : careers@infogridtechnologies.com

Telephone : 080-26790537
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BlackBerry Pearl 8220 – RIM Flips To New Design Ideas

The new smartphone combines all the BlackBerry mobile solutions we are accustomed too, from messaging capabilities, to Internet and multimedia  features, “all in one powerful yet approachable smartphone,” as RIM described it.




BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 incorporates two-high resolution light-sensing color displays, with an external LCD that makes incoming emails, text messages and phone messages easy to preview, and a large 240 x 320 LCD that offers impressive detail and contrast, all in a sleek design.

As Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO RIM pointed out, the availability of the new flip phone will extend the reach of the BlackBerry platform even further, especially considering the growing popularity of BlackBerry smartphones around the world.

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone offers a wide variety of features, from Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), to support for mp3 ringtones, smart dialing, voicemail attachment playback, enhanced background noise cancellation.

In addition to that, it features a speakerphone and Bluetooth 2.0 for hands-free headsets, as well as a number of Bluetooth peripherals and a GPS receiver. The 900 mAhr battery offers up to four hours of talk time and 14 days of standby time.

The smartphone will become available from wireless carriers around the world starting this fall. T-Mobile will be the exclusive carrier for the United States, but pricing details are yet to be made public.
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Marketing in Transition  - Concepts & Practices

Since the beginning of the phenomenon of the marketing, there have been many changes in the business scenario, practically and academically. Over a long period of time, different concepts and conceptions have come into being and have been replaced by some other ones, yet the two aspects that have remained unchanged are marketing and customer. Marketer plans and directs all the efforts towards the customer, and they know it intrinsically that their survival and well being are in the hands of customer. This interrelationship shapes the structure of an organization, society and economy.

Marketing Concepts which states that ''Marketing is a process that begins with identification of customer needs, designing the marketing mix accordingly, delivering the product and service and with the objective of customer satisfaction''. From knowing the importance of the customer satisfaction the paradigm of ''Relationship Marketing'' has been existed.

The most important change in the present day market are the quality standards which were previously determined by the marketer but are now determined by the consumers. The customer wants trial, experience and delight, which require special attention through appropriate measures in advertising, communication, distribution and branding. Marketing begins with the assessment of customers and ends with evaluation.

Marketing is very dynamic and reflects the social and economical environment through various changes from time to time which signifies a paradigm shifts. The dominant marketing paradigm of the twentieth century, the accepted model of how marketing worked and should be practiced, was what has come to be called Transactional Marketing.

''The Customer is King '' once held true as the marketing mantra, the shift is now towards the ''Queen''.

Once confined to grocery, vegetables, apparel, cosmetics, home care, baby care, FMCG products buying decision has taken by women. On the top of all, the new age Indian women has made the purchasing decision on high end electronics, automobiles, homes, financial services, airline tickets, jewellery etc.,

The strategist believed that number two economy was in women's hand and the phenomenon was called as ''womenomics''.
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Hero Honda not for price hikes in 2008

Deciding against hiking prices, two wheeler giant Hero Honda Motors has lined up plans to cut costs and maintain profit margins. The joint venture between India’s Hero Group and Honda Motor Company of Japan is the world’s single largest two wheeler company.

The company after having faced increasing input costs, had a while ago been forced it to hike prices on its motorcycle models. However, hero Honda has now decided against another hike and has said that it will not increase the prices of the vehicles till the end of 2008.

A hugely successful joint venture, Hero Honda has been seeing double digit growth since inception. It has been pointed out that every 30 seconds a Hero Honda Splendor is being sold in India. Latest staistics show that this festive season had witnessed the company selling half a million two wheelers in a single month.
The company had consolidated its leadership in the domestic motorcycle market, with a robust 26.8 per cent growth in sales for August 2008, said a report. The company sold 305,516 units of two-wheelers in August 2008, compared to 240,875 units in the corresponding month last year.

This feat has helped Hero Hondas cumulative sales in this financial year so far (April-August 2008) with the figure touching 14,81,077 units as against 12,44,919 units in the corresponding period last year. This in fact is a 19 per cent growth in cumulative sales. Models such as CD Deluxe, Glamour, Splendor NXG, Splendor + and Passion Plus in deluxe segment, and Hunk, CBZ X-treme and Karizma are some of the models that have been taking the company on a successful ride. Besides, its scooter model called Pleasure has also been growing strongly, with more than 12,000 units being sold in August this year.

Hero Honda Motors has been banking on a well thought out strategy that banks on creating winning brands across segments, investing in brand building, exploring untapped markets in rural and upcountry areas while consolidating urban presence and rapidly expanding our network, said an official. With the industry reeling under high interest rates and credit squeeze, it would have been a tough year but the festival month of October is being expected to be rosy.
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KERALA INSTITUTE OF TOURISM AND TRAVEL STUDIES

(Established under Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of Kerala)

Looking for Lecturer

Lecturer in Management (Guest faculty)

Qualification: MBA with first Class (Regular stream) from a recognized university/equivalent Preference may be given to Candidates with Accountancy background

Maximum Age: 35 years as on 01/01/08

Salary as per AICTE norms (for guest faculty, temporary appointment, consolidated pay)

Apply before 10th September 2008 to the Director, Residency, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram-695014 with copies of testimonials

http://www.kittstour.org/
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Company Profile :
Aqua Designs is a leading Water & Waste Water Treatment and Effluent re-cycling solution provider. Aqua Designs is embarking on an ambitious growth plan to expand and strengthen the existing team. Aqua Designs requires the following experienced personnel in various disciplines.

MANAGER-HUMAN RESOURCES

Job Description :
Candidates should be a Postgraduate in Human Resource Management proficient with 3 to 6 years experience in Generalist role, Competency Mapping, Training, Performance Review, Good Employee relations, Administrative Skills and Handling the manpower.

Location : Chennai

Contact
Aqua Designs India Limited
Off 200 Feet Road, Kolathur,
Chennai - 600 099

Email : career@aquadesigns.in
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Disk Space Error While Installing RHEL5

Overview

   
    After going through the steps for installing the Linux operating system, the last step in the install wizard (About to Install) is to click the [Continue] button to start the installation. After a few seconds, the installation wizard will format the hard disk and then attempt to proceed in copying the boot image. This is where I ran into trouble.

    The error message I received was

        An error occurred transferring the install image to your hard drive. You are probably out of disk space.

    In a recent posting, I see where this may be related to an Intel D8xx (D845/D865/D875) motherboard or similar IDE controller.

    The next section describes some of the workarounds that can be used to fix this problem and allow you to successfully re-install the RHEL5 O/S.

Known Solutions

    The following known solutions require you to provide parameters to the Linux kernel at the boot: prompt before the RHEL installer starts.

    To provide the boot parameters, power up the machine and boot to CD #1 of RHEL. The boot parameter that worked for me was:

        boot: linux allowcddma

    If the above solution does not work, try either one of the following:

        boot: linux ide=nodma
        boot: linux nodma
        boot: linux pcmciaallowcddma

    Thanks to Neuberg Tor Erik, |Jef|, and StarHeart for the DMA tips.

    Another solution is to boot the kernel using a specified memory value. For example:

        boot: linux mem=128M

    If 128M doesn't work, try smaller and smaller numbers until it does work. A good rule of thumb is "YOUR RAM - 2M."

    Thanks to Alan Cox for this tip.

    Another user was able to get past this error by removing a stick of RAM and then running through the install (he indicated that he had 2 x 256 PC2700).

    If none of the solutions in this article provide a fix, check the media (CD) for corruption.

Source:idevelopment

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Database Connection Strings for Common Databases

Common Database Connection Strings

Access
Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=c:\temp\sample.mdb

dBASE III
Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};DBQ=c:\temp; DriverID=21


dBASE IV
Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};DBQ=c:\temp; DriverID=277


dBASE 5.0
Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};DBQ=c:\temp; DriverID=533


Excel 3.0/4.0
Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};DBQ=c:\temp; DriverID=278


Excel 5.0/7.0
Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};DBQ=c:\temp\sample.xls;DriverID=22


Excel 97
Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};DBQ=c:\temp\sample.xls;DriverID=790


Oracle
Driver={Microsoft ODBC Driver for
Oracle};Server=OracleServer.world;Uid=demo;Pwd=demo


Paradox 3.X
Driver={Microsoft Paradox Driver (*.db )};DBQ=c:\temp;DriverID=26


Paradox 4.X
Driver={Microsoft Paradox Driver (*.db )};DBQ=c:\temp;DriverID=282


Paradox 5.X
Driver={Microsoft Paradox Driver (*.db )};DBQ=c:\temp;DriverID=538


SQL Server
Driver={SQL Server};Server=myserver;Database=pubs;Uid=sa;Pwd=


Text/CSV
Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt;*.csv)};DefaultDir=c:\temp


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TV-GPS is a technology from Rosum Corporation of California. Basically, it is a GPS tracking technology that makes use of television broadcasting signals to intensify or strengthen GPS signals. It is slated for use in urban areas where most people own a television (so the TV broadcasting signals are extremely strong) and where the regular GPS monitoring or tracking is rendered ineffectual because of great interference from electromagnetic noise and obstruction from concrete skyscrapers.

Components of a TV-GPS System

TV-GPS Technology

A TV-GPS system needs a device with a Rosum TV Measurement Module or RTMM which gives the TV-GPS device the capability to intercept TV signals, process digital signals and store information. There is also a location server which is loaded with an application that can process enormous amounts of data so as to calculate the location of devices with an RTMM chipset. Furthermore, there are several monitor units that are scattered around and within the area where TV-GPS units will be used. Their main task is to monitor the strength, the frequencies, the timing, and all other information pertaining to TV broadcast signals in the area. Finally, there needs to be a way to communicate information to and from the location server to the TV-GPS components. The Internet, GPRS and SMS (Short Messaging Service) are used for this purpose.

In a TV-GPS Plus system, a Pseudo-TV Transmitter (PTT) phenomenally strengthens and localizes TV signals for 3-D rendering and precise positioning. This component also performs all functions the monitoring unit provides.
How the Basic TV-GPS System Works

First of all, the monitor unit collects all the information about TV signals within its range. The device gathers information on the channels that are being utilized in the area and the timing of the TV signals. The information is then sent to the location server via the Internet.

The location server then processes the information and sends area-specific TV and digital signal information to the RTMM capable TV-GPS enabled devices. The RTMM in the TV-GPS devices then use the returned data to find the optimal TV channel and signal in the area and performs range calculations. Once this is completed, the TV-GPS devices sends the resulting information back to the location server.

The location server uses RTMM-provided information and GPS satellite input to compute the actual location of the TV-GPS device. After its location has been established, it now sends processed information to the RTMM requesting address or location information to the network or service provider.
Advantages of a TV-GPS System

TV-GPS has a very large advantage over traditional GPS signaling by using TV broadcast signals.

    * These signals are generally more powerful than GPS signals, which means range is greatly increased.
    * They also have lower frequencies than GPS signals so they can penetrate concrete structures more easily, which provides the possibility of indoor coverage.
    *
    * The frequencies used greatly vary, as there are many broadcast channels.
    * The TV-GPS can choose to use the channel with the strongest signal, which means TV-GPS can work almost anywhere in the urban landscape.
    * Finally, TV signals have greater bandwidth than plain GPS signals, so more accurate positional data and other ancillary details can be returned.

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Refex Refrigerants Limited

Job Function : Sales/Business Development

Specialization : Other Sales/BusDev

Industry : Manufacturing/Industrial

Qualification : Post Graduation - Others -Graduate (Others -Relevant Stream)

Experience : 2 - 4 Years

Level : Junior - Executive, Assistant

Location : Others


JOB DESCRIPTION : Handling all type of sales work in accordance with industry.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION : Refex Refrigerants Ltd., is a specialist refiller of environmentally friendly refrigerant products. It has a state-of-the-art refilling and storage plant at Thiruporur, Kanvjipuram Dist, (Tamilnadu).

CONTACT INFORMATION :

Address :
No 67 Bazullah Road
T Nagar
Chennai 600017

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Accounts Executive

First Engineering Plastics India

Experience : 1 - 6 Years

Location : Chennai

Education : UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization;Graduation Not Required PG - Any PG Course - Any Specialization;Post Graduation Not Required

Industry Type : Chemicals/ PetroChemical/Plastic/Rubber

Functional Area : Accounts, Finance, Tax, CS, Audit

Job Description

1.You will be responsible for Overall Accounting, Payables and Receivables, MIS/ Costing/ Budgeting, - Banking/ Cash Flow/ Inventory Accounting, Sales Tax/ VAT, Excise/PF/ESI, Taxation/ Income Tax, Service Tax, FBT and other statutory compliance etc.
2.Liaise with banks officers and dealers and renew yearly Banker Guarantee.
3.Update Insurance Agent of changes to policy such as addition reduction or amendment when required.
4.Supporting the statutory audit, tax audit and internal audit of the company
5.Independently handle MIS of an entity, monthly preparation & analysis of Financial Statements.
6.Assist to liaise with suppliers when required.
7.Responsible of Monthly departmental Payroll figures. Monthly reports of employees saving and cheque to be paid to employees.
8.Monthly Financial reports (Profit & Loss, Balance sheet & Trial balance need to Update to the head of the department.
9.cash flow, variance analysis, review and consolidate accounts and financials on timely basis,
10.Responsible of preparing monthly Bank Reconciliation Report.
11.Managing the day to day bank related transactions.
12.To carry out other duties and assignments as and when required by your HOD and the Top Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Candidate must possess at least a (Graduate or Post graduate)
At least 3 years working experience in manufacturing environment
Knowledge of ERP system
Proficient in Microsoft Office Good communication skills and a team player
Good knowledge of custom procedures and tax deducted at source requirements
Able to handle full set of manufacturing accounts under tight deadline
Hardworking & hands-on preferred

Company Profile

First Engineering Plastics India Pvt Ltd is a leading manufacturer of ultra precision moulds, plastics components and modular manufacturing assembly for high technology engineering applications.
Headquartered in Singapore, First Engineering offers an integrated suite of solutions including product design, tooling, and production and assembly services predominantly for the hard disk drive (HDD), PC peripherals, optical related products, life science, health care, business machine and automotive industries.

Contact Details

Company Name : First Engineering Plastics India Pvt.Ltd

Website : http://www.first-engr.com.sg

Executive Name : Mr.Kalillulah.K

Address :

First Engineering Plastics India PvtLtd
B-72 SIPCOT INDUSTRIAL PARK IRRUNKATTUKOTTAI SRIPERUMBUDUR
KANCHEEPURAM DISTRICT
Chennai,Tamil nadu,INDIA 602105

Email Address : kalil-in@first-engr.com.sg

Telephone : 044-044-47100191

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Deachang India Seat Co. Pvt. Ltd - Manager/Asst Manager/ Sr Executive

Experience : [blink]4 - 9 Years[/blink]

Location : Chennai

Education : UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization PG - Any PG Course - Any Specialization

Industry Type : Auto/Auto Ancillary

Functional Area : Purchase, Logistics, Supply Chain

Job Description

Supply Chain Management
Import Procedures
Port clearance
Management of inventory comprising
Logistics Procedure
Rejection analysis and corrective action identification and follow-up.
Critical and unique inspection methods required for process control
Desired Candidate Profile
DMEs / BE - Mechs with 6-9yrs exp in hardcore purchase and materials functions. Exposure with autocomponents is essential.

Company Profile

New Korean MNC company supplier to Hyundai Motors india.

Contact Details

Company Name:Deachang India Seat Co. Pvt. Ltd

Website : http:// www.daechangindia.com

Email Address : prem@daechangindia.com
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EXPORT MARKETING - UNIVERSITY QUESTION PAPER


Time: 3 Hours
Marks: 100
NB:

   1. All questions are compulsaory.
   2. Figures to the right indicte maximum marks.

Section I

    * Q.1 a) Answer in brief. (any four) 8
    *   i) Export House. 
    *   ii) MMTC. 
    *   iii) Four features of foreign trade policy 2004-2009. 
    *   iv) Product. 
    *   v) Labelling. 
    *   vi) Suggest four measures to improve India's share in the World Trade. 
    *   vii) Four objectives of Trading Bloc. 
    *   viii) Target Market 
    *   b) State with reasons, whether the following statements are true of false (any three) 6
    *   i) Import substitution helps to earn foreign exchange. 
    *   ii) Dumping refers to selling in foreign market at a price above domestic market price. 
    *   iii) Trading blocs and free international trade move together. 
    *   vi) Indirect exporting needs limited financial investment. 
    *   v) Every exporter has to register his name with RBI and obtain code number. 
    *   vi) Exporters are not in favour of long term export policy. 
    * Q.2 Answer any three from the following 18
    *   a) Explain the main problems faced by exporter in export marketing. 
    *   b) "Export act as an engine of econimic growth" - Explain. 
    *   c) What are the advantages of tariff barriers ? 
    *   d) What is G.S.P. ? Explain the features of G.S.P. 
    *   e) Write note on "NAFTA" as a trade bloc. 
    *   f) Explain the qualities of a successful export manager. 
    * Q.3 Answer any three from the following 18
    *   a) What is indirect exporting? Explain its advantages. 
    *   b) What is licencing ? Explain its advantages and disadvantages. 
    *   c) Distinguish between merchant exporter and manufacturer exporter. 
    *   d) What are the implications of EXIM policy 2002-2007 ? 
    *   e) What is product planing ? Explain the need and importance of product planing. 
    *   f) Explain the importance of after-sales service in export market. 

Section II

    * Q.4 a) Answer in brief. (any four) 8
    *   i) ECGC. 
    *   ii) ARE-1 Form. 
    *   iii) Mate's receipt. 
    *   iv) Export worthy unit. 
    *   v) C & F Agent. 
    *   vi) DBK. 
    *   vii) Airway Bill. 
    *   viii) IRMAC Scheme. 
    *   b) Give full forms of the following abbrevations 6
    *   i) EPCG 
    *   ii) OPEC 
    *   iii) IIFT 
    *   iv) STP 
    *   v) IBRD 
    *   vi) EIC 
    * Q.5 Answer any three from the following 18
    *   a) Explain any two types of pricing strategies. 
    *   b) What is pre-shipment finance ? What are its features ? 
    *   c) Write a note on non-fund based assistance provided by commercial bank to exporter. 
    *   d) Explain the role played by SIDBI in export promotion. 
    *   e) What is letter of credit ? What are the advantages of letter of credit to the importer ? 
    *   f) What is ISO-9000 ? What are its advantages ? 
    * Q.6 Answer any three from the following 18
    *   a) What is commercial invioce ? What is the importance of commercial invoice ? 
    *   b) What is Shipping Bill ? Explain its importance and contents. 
    *   c) What are the different financial incentives available to the Indian exporter ? 
    *   d) Write a note on MPEDA and ICA. 
    *   e) What is SEZ ? Explain its features. 
    *   f) From the following data calculate minimum FOB price in US $:-


Cost of material     Rs. 2,25,000
Cost of Labour    Rs. 1,20,000
Local transport charges    Rs. 18,000
Packing charges    Rs. 12,000
Profit contribution    Rs. 65,000
Duty Drawback    10% of FOB Price
Conversion Rate    1 US $ = Rs. 45
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Manage Stress with Spirituality and Enjoy Work Life

"Stress "refers to an individual's reaction to a disturbing factor in the environment. It is defined as an adaptive response to an external situation that results in physical, psychological, and behavioral deviations for organizational participants. Stress is the feeling one experience when he perceives a gap between what one wants and what one gets or has; it becomes an excess of demands over the individual's ability to meet them. It is an internal reaction caused by our perception or interpretation of what is outside and it results in building up of commotion within us.

Stress is usually thought of a negative terms. Stress can manifest itself in both positive and negative ways. The positive stress is known as Eustress. It is viewed as a motivator since in its absence the individual lacks that 'edge' necessary for peak performance. Stress is considered negative when it is associated with heart diseases, absenteeism, breakdowns, physical and organizational and emotional problems.

Stress can either help or hinder one's effectiveness depending upon the stress level. When the level increases, personal effectiveness increases but, when the stress crosses the optimum level, the persons' effectiveness declines. Too much tension in the string also yields very poor result and may break the string. Only optimal amount of tension only produces pleasant music. There are several major sources of stress. The stressors generate from individual, group, organizational and extra organizational sources. Job stress is not limited just to things that happen inside the organization, during working hours. The other organizational stressors are family relocation, economic and financial conditions, race and class and community conditions etc.,

A group can also be a potential source of stress. These group stressors can be categorized into three areas. They are lack of group cohesiveness, lack of social support and intra individual, interpersonal and inter-group conflicts. Among individual factors contributing to stress are personality, life and career changes and lift trauma.

The following are the major stressors:

Procrastination: It affects most of us at sometime. Most often we procrastinate when faced with something we do not want to do. However most of the stress is self-induced and they are caused not by external events but by the way one looks at and interprets those events which occur in life.

Environmental and work stress:

This will affect from an inability to perform well in a particular role because of misunderstanding over what is required from the role of a boss or subordinate or because of lack of skills. It may come from overcrowding, pollution, untidiness and distractions.

Fatigue and Overwork: Here, stress builds up over a long period. This can occur where one tries to achieve too much in too little a time, or where one is not using effective time management strategies.

Frustration: It is a result of a motivation being blocked to prevent one from reaching a desired goal. Assume that you are trying to finish a report by quitting time, but one interference after another requires your attention and your time. When we are sure that our goal for the day many not be reached, you are likely to become frustrated and become irritable and develop an uneasy feeling in your stomach, or have some other reaction. These reactions to frustration are known as Defense Mechanisms.

EFFECTS OF STRESS;

Stress can have serious consequences on both our health and work performance. The problems due to high levels of stress can be exhibited physically, psychologically or behaviourally by the individual. High levels of stress are also associates with ulcers, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. Stress can cause depression; irritation, anxiety, and fatigue lowered self-esteem and reduced job satisfaction. Sustained over a long period, stress can lead to attempts to escape through the use of drugs or alcohol. The job related stress leads to lower productivity. Lower quality, high health care cost and increasing employee conflicts.

STRATEGIES:

There are few specific techniques that individuals can sue to eliminate or more effectively manage inevitable, prolonged stress conditions:

Yoga: Yoga is the most effective remedy for stress. It has been used in our country for centuries. Pranayaama, Manomaya Kosha, Anandamaya Kosha are useful to cope with stress.

Pace Yourself: Plan the day on a flexible basis. Do not try to do many things at a time. Slow down. Think before reacting to negative situations or people. Avoid the trap of trying to do too many things at a time and then failing to accomplish much.

Practice the relaxation response: Engage yourself in physical activity, such as swimming, walking, riding bicycles to get some exercise to combat stress. Freely discuss the problems, fears, frustrations and sources of uprightness with those who care about you.

Focus on situation and solution. Nothing will happen until we start concentrating on the solution. By deliberately managing the antecedents and the consequences of their own behaviour, people can achieve self-control and can avoid people or situations that they know will put them under stress. This strategy involves individuals controlling the situation instead of letting the situation control them.

MANAGE STRESS: The art of stress management is to keep our composure at a level that is healthy and enjoyable. The strategies that should be adopted to manage excessive stress depend on the source of that stress. Where stress and fatigue are long term, then life style and organizational changes may be appropriate. If the feeling of stress comes from adrenalin in the body, then it may be effective to relax the body and slow down the flow of adrenalin.

SPIRITUALITY; Due to stress, ambiguous, face paced, demanding, chaotic work life only value based working is the only solution. Inner wisdom is the only source that will sustain in the long run. Ethical and spiritual values have lost their place leading to employees with many mental problems and also dissatisfaction among them regarding their jobs. Spirituality is that which comes from within. Spirituality is beyond our programmed beliefs and values that is the source of wisdom. It is the source that influences to behave with passion, understanding, empathy and love.

Spirituality is the essence and religion is form. Spirituality is the source of an unlimited number of forms of human experience may take, like meditation, prayer and treating others with respect, dignity and as equals. The Managers in an organization are more concerned about their workers and subordinates and the impact of spirituality on their working habits. Workplace spirituality refers to the ways few express our spirituality at work, both for personal support and in making ethical and just decisions. The effects of spirituality are Planning, Organization, Directing, Coordinating and controlling.

First of all a Manager should establish a personal vision of their function in concert with the organization's vision use meditation and visualization to explore for creative consciousness for a vision that is consistent with the organization's higher purpose beyond self-interest. Now the manager will plan his work in concert with the vision of the Organization – create specific definable and measurable results that would ensure that his personal vision is achieved through the achievement of the organizational goals and objectives. Focus the employees; thoughts and actions on the things they can change or influence and leave the rest to the future.

Making unrealistic demand from employees will lead to stress and misunderstandings which worsens the position. Developing interpersonal communication skills such as listening to other's views and providing effective and timely feedback is a key to effective communication. When one's ideas and attitudes are effectively communicated to people around, they may land in a win win situation in every sphere of workplace or social gathering. This can save the manager and his subordinates from unnecessary misunderstandings and consequent tensions. Managers should value and integrate differences in all their business transactions – establish an accountability system that is performance, result oriented in terms of differences. After organizing the work and delegating it to others according to plans ascertained, the next step is to direct others during their functioning.

Manager must support their employees at every stage. Establish regular communication with personal source of guidance, wisdom and inspiration – take 5 to 10 minutes everyday to meditate, pray or introspect regarding a situation or opportunity that requires attention in the organization's life. Lot of importance is attached to including spirituality at all levels of managerial functions. Not only directing and motivating employees can lead to the successful achievement of organizational goals but it is also necessary to coordinate their activities, the next function of managers.

To avoid any conflict in the functioning of various departments in an organization, it is necessary for the managers to coordinate all their functions. Teamwork has the capacity to bring satisfaction to our efforts and learning to our minds and hearts. Challenge to strive to do one's best when others on the team simply want to get the task done well or not. The problem of most of the MNCs toeay is the cultural differences among employees, which can be dealt with effectively by including spirituality in manager's perception. Even one can develop a new level of appreciation.

The success of any plan made by the management depends upon the controlling function of the managers. Without effective control all managerial planning is futile. Nowadays, control function does not mean harsh control techniques adopted by managers which may include strict physical or monetary punishments rather a more understandable and realistic measure. The inclusion of spirituality at control level is important as it helps both, the managers as well as the employees to understand each other's problems and point of view in a more reasonable and sensible manner. The people are looking for leaders who are enlightened enough to provide a visionary leadership with an assertive communication, and inspiration to make a different. The main reason that today's work force predominantly behaves irresponsible and uncaring – according to many managers- is because they were expected to behave like machines, to do the job without thinking what was right or wrong.

A workplace where people have the feeling that they are an asset for the organization, the their family and their feelings are appreciated, that their thoughts on processes at work are heard and seriously considered, a workplace where there is z connection between top management and the operational level without many doors that need to be passed first, is a workplace where everyone will want to stay. This kind of work environment is possible only when spirituality is a part and parcel of management function and workers day to day activity.

ENJOYING THE WORKLIFE:

Work is meant to be a celebration or source of enjoyment. It is a fulfillment. Instead it has turned out to be a drudgery or a pastime for a majority of us. Modern technology, fast life style and materialistic attitude disempowering us and we feel dull, fatigued, dejected and tortured. So what to do? The only time for enjoy and celebrate is on weekends when they unwind themselves. However a closer examination would reveal that we have only a vague and very subjective idea of the policies of our organizations and about the competitor's ways of working. Carefully we have to go step by step to derive some logical conclusions.

Unlearn Egos: EGO means Edging God Out. Very important I in us creating a sense of separateness and we inflict our personalities with pride and selfishness. Ego keeps us away from reality and makes our perceptions distorted. We become rude, aggressive and indifferent at work. Instead of overpowering out ego and throwing away rotten mentalities, we keep on blowing our own horn about No Overwork without compensation resulting in frustration, fatigue, stress and reduced effectiveness.

As "Patanjali says " The mind is like a clear crystal. It has simply got covered with dust (EGO) If you want to see life clearly you have to wash all the dirt off. A person engulfed with such dirty attitudes will pollute everybody and everything around him. Ego widens the gap between people and destroys relationships. The only way to overcome ego is to be patient and sympathetic and doing work inspired by a higher spirit. The Vedas offer important lessons to all of us that in order to realize our full potential, we must get rid of egoism, which breeds from ignorance.

We must have faith in our capacity to unlearn wrong attitudes. Help, guidance, inspiration may come from a Guru, guide or teacher, or it may be you yourself. Start unlearning" conditioned responses". A way to strengthen ourselves and ward off negativities is to remember that, inspite of outward differences and appearances; we are pure, perfect and divine in origin and part of one God. Be patient and cultivate faith. We must explore honesty.

We talk about our problems in front of out colleagues, bosses or whosoever in a public forum; we proclaim we are very hard working, often working late hours. We are quite positive in attitudes se say, and somebody else is making our life miserable. Infact, we are very dishonest. To hide our inefficiencies, we blame our bosses, organization and its policies. If we honestly introspect the present scenario, we will find that a lot of our problems and frustrations are self created and can be safely dumped away.

The Sloka of Gita says that do your work and do not wish for results. Your duty is to work and the results are in God's hands. People term this a propagation of fatalistic attitude amongst masses. In fact, Krishna is not wrong, only the interpretation is wrong. Krishna is not wrong, only the interpretation is wrong. Krishna never meant to say Work without rewards what he meant was that you keep on doing your work with full efforts, energy and concentration. Rewards will automatically follow. But if, while working, you keep on thinking and worrying about rewards, your efforts, energy and concentration on work will get reduced. So herein lies the crux- work dispassionately and it will never bore you henceforth.
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Indian IT honchos shrug off Obama threat to outsourcing


Bangalore: The Indian IT industry remains unfazed by the threat to outsourcing sounded by US Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

"Companies that ship jobs overseas will not get tax breaks," he said in his nomination address at the Denver democratic national convention last week.

Having survived the campaign of former US Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry four years ago on jobs being "Bangalored" because of outsourcing, head honchos of leading IT firms here say: "Don't read much into what Obama said in a poll campaign. He didn't say either that firms creating jobs in America will get tax breaks.

"The reference may have more to do with the loss or lack of jobs in sectors like manufacturing than IT services," Som Mittal, chairman of Indian software services' trade body Nasscom, said.

Though the US market remains the best bet for the Indian IT services sector, contributing over 60 per cent of the total revenue for bellwethers such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro and Satyam, Obama's passing reference against outsourcing does not rattle them as it did in the past due to changing market/industry dynamics and advent of globalisation.

"Democratic governments in the past were in support of free trade as the US has been all along. We don't think that practice will go when a new administration takes over early next year. The stakeholders are well aware of the advantages of outsourcing, especially in the service industry," Mittal observed.

Echoing Mittal, Infosys director and human resources department head T V Mohandas Pai said outsourcing was inevitable in a globalised world, as there was no going back considering its benefits for companies, employees and the US economy at large.

"Globalisation and outsourcing go hand-in-hand. If the world is to be a single market for delivery of goods and services, outsourcing has to be part of it to compete and sustain. Increasingly, trans-nationals are driving global growth and outsourcing is inevitable," Pai said.

Admitting job losses was a sensitive issue and a worrying factor during recession, Pai said the remedy in such a bleak scenario was to outsource the work or service where talent and cost arbitrage would enable US firms to tighten belts and save as much to protect or create more jobs.

"On the contrary, by outsourcing IT services or back office operations from countries like India, US companies not only cut costs, but also improve efficiency, productivity and competitiveness by focusing on their core competencies," Pai asserted.

Without countering Obama's "off-the-cuff" remark, Mittal said in the IT services domains, American corporations across verticals were well aware that outsourcing enhanced their competitiveness, increased efficiency and created more jobs to sustain business and drive growth.
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What is VoIP conference software

VoIP conference software comes in two basic varieties: free and commercial.

The free VoIP conference software packages tend to be difficult to setup and use; the commercial VoIP conference software packages tend to be slick and easy to install and use.

Of course, the commercial VoIP conference software packages also come with setup fees and recurring costs for conference room access.

Which option you choose depends upon your budget of time and money.
Free VoIP Conference Software
Commercial VoIP Conference Software
Free VoIP Conference Software

GnomeMeeting

GnomeMeeting is an H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VOIP/IP-Telephony application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software (such as Microsoft Netmeeting). It supports all modern videoconferencing features, such as registering to an ILS directory, gatekeeper support, making multi-user conference calls using an external MCU, using modern Quicknet telephony cards, and making PC-To-Phone calls.

Gspeakfreely

Gspeakfreely is a VoIP system with a flexible component system. It implements a set of audio processing components which can be connected to each other or mixed together. The most important components are net in/output, which implement VoIP functionality and the OSS-DSP in/output component.

Additionally there is a ISDN in/output component that allows making actual phone connections, and a file input component that can also play Internet radio streams. Also included is a fading plug-in, that can for example fade incoming calls into your music. New components can be developed for specific purposes, and combined with existing ones.

The net in/output components also have conference support. The net input component can mix incoming audio data from different hosts.
Commercial VoIP Conference Software

cu-HearMe

cu-HearMe allows any two or more computers in the world to be linked in a live, interactive voice environment via the web.

cu-HearMe supports both Microsoft Windows and MacOS.

cu-HearMe charges a setup fee and a monthly fee for conference room access.

Voice Now

Scheduling private conversations and conference calls is now as easy as visiting a web page. Voice Now's VoiceTech Communicator is a ready-to-run software application that has been designed to enhance existing public Internet and Voice over IP (VoIP) networks to include scheduled and instant conferencing services.

VoiceTech Communicator users can schedule their own IP based discussions or conference calls and then call in using a personal computer. VoiceTech's software-only architecture provides business conferencing with an unparalleled degree of flexibility at a reasonable cost.

Voice Now charges an annual fee for their service.

Icon Communicator

Icon Communicator is a modular software program which supports voice, conferencing, text-chat, and desktop sharing.

Icon Communicator is a modular software program which supports voice, conferencing, text-chat, and desktop sharing.

Icon Communicator is priced with a small setup fee and a monthly recurring fee for access to the Conference Centers.

The Icon Communicator is sold with an odd MLM (Multi-Level-Marketing) sales model. Theoretically, you can earn money by using and recommending this service to others.
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Raj Abhyanker Legal Services Pvt. Ltd.

Experience:[blink]5 - 8 Years[/blink]

Location:Bengaluru/Bangalore

Education:UG - B.Tech/B.E. - Computers, Electronics/Telecomunication, Other Specialization PG - M.Tech - Computers, Electronics/Telecomunication, Other Engineering

Industry Type:Legal

Functional Area:Web, Graphic Design, Visualiser

Job Description

1. Possess advanced knowledge of object-oriented design and development (OOA/OOD) and the .NET framework / 2005, SQL 2005, data architectures, Active Directory Service and MSMQ.

2. Expertise with design patterns, specifically the Microsoft Patterns and Practices.

3. Extensive 4 years experience in C#, .Net development, ASP.Net, Web Services (WSDL, SOAP, XSD) Windows Forms applications, and MS SQL Server (T-SQL, DTS, triggers, stored procedures), XML, SQL. Microsoft DNA / COM / COM+,XML technologies such as XSLT, XPath and schemas Web Infrastructure - NT, IIS techniques and tools to improve quality, time or cost of delivery. Framework Knowledge, SQL Server 2005 .NET 2005, ASP.NET, VB.NET, .NET Remoting a plus. .NET Developer/lead and ready for the next move to .NET Architecture this is a perfect position.

4.Train / Mentoring people in the technology front. Able to clarify technical related queries to the clients (CTO / Chief Architect)
5. Should be able to create a Framework for Application Development.
knowledge should be excellent. Should be able to write complex stored procedures, functions and other SQL Server 2000/2005 Objects.

6. Expertise with design patterns, specifically the Microsoft Patterns and Practices.
- Extensive 4 years experience in C#, .Net development, ASP.Net, Web Services (WSDL, SOAP, XSD) Windows Forms applications, and MS SQL Server (T-SQL, DTS, triggers, stored procedures), XML, SQL. Microsoft DNA / COM / COM+,XML technologies such as XSLT, XPath and schemas Web Infrastructure - NT, IIS techniques and tools to improve quality, time or cost of delivery. Framework Knowledge, SQL Server 2005 .NET 2005, ASP.NET, VB.NET, .NET Remoting a plus. .NET Developer/lead and ready for the next move to .NET Architecture this is a perfect position.

7. Train / Mentoring people in the technology front. Able to clarify technical related queries to the clients (CTO / Chief Architect)

8. Should have excellent communication skills.

9. Be able to assist in setting application development standards and methodologies.

10. Be able to support existing business system applications as well as design and implement new technical solutions for business needs often integrating third-party solutions.

11. Be able to identify risks and issues related to software design, development and implementation and drive risk mitigation.

12. Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
Desired Candidate Profile
An Engineering degree with at least 5 years of experience in the same field.
- Willing to take up complete architecture roles & responsibilities. ready to handle customer queries/escalations.
- Will be in a position to build/train people working under him/her.
- Provide technical leadership and supervision to team members in broad technical areas from basic software development methodologies to guidance on complex technical issues.
- Stay abreast of technologies Visual Studio .NET with either ASP.NET/VB.NET or C#.NET Web Service with .NET *N-Tier Architecture.
- Work experience (development) of at least 8 years with complete knowledge of SDLC.
- Leading a team of developer's w.r.t technology and project delivery.
- Exposure to International clients and working with US clients will be a plus.
- Excellent communication to interact with International clients.
- Ready to Face new challenges, bridge between software engineers, clients.
- Very sound ability to anticipate issues and formulate remedial actions.
- Very sound ability to take on multiple assignments/problem solving skills. Excellent mentoring skills.
- Easily adaptable to company culture. (Extremely young and dynamic).

Ideal candidate will have superior knowledge of front end, middle tier, and back-end development, and have expert level skills in Visual Studio .Net. Also, skills with Fireworks, Dreamweaver and Flash are valuable but not necessary. Knowledge and experience with Web 2.0 design is a plus.

TOP Pay for the right candidate. Only the best of the best should apply. Face to face interviews with U.S. team visiting Bangalore the week of September 8. Submit a portfolio and programming sample.

Company Profile

Raj Abhyanker Legal Services Pvt. Ltd. (see: www.rajpatent.com, www.legalforce.com, www.patentexpress.com (coming soon), and www.edirectree.com), a company with a wide range of web properties and headquartered in Silicon Valley, U.S.A. is looking for a Lead Software Engineer who is an expert in C# and .Net to join its growing team in Bangalore. Ideal candidate will have exceptional programming skills in C#, ASP.NET, and N-tier application development

Contact Details

Company Name:Raj Abhyanker Legal Services Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.rajpatent.com

Executive Name:Jolly Mathew

Telephone:080-41472539
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Google / What is Googlebot?
Sep 02, 2008, 08:32 PM
Googlebot is the web crawler which Google uses to find web pages on the Internet.

Googlebot is known by it's referrer tag, which looks like this:

Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)

The Google AdSense Googlebot

The Google AdSense bot is confusingly named and therefore causes frequent confusion as webmasters mistake it for Googlebot.

The Google AdSense bot crawls web pages which contain Google AdSense advertisements, in order to determine what advertisements are most relevant for that page.

The Google AdSense bots referrer tag looks like this:
Mediapartners-Google/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)

Being visited by the Google AdSense bot will not get you into Google's search engine index.

Quoting The Google AdSense FAQ:

Adding the Google AdSense ad code or WebSearch code to your site will not queue your pages for crawling by our main index bots. While our bot (Mediapartners-Google/2.1+) does crawl content pages for the purpose of targeting ads, this crawl is not associated with our main index crawl.

The Google Automatic URL Removal Console Bot

If you have used the Google Automatic URL Removal System to remove a web page from the Google index, you will receive a visit from the UrlConsole Googlebot.

The Google UrlConsole bots referrer tag looks like this:

googlebot-urlconsole

The Googlebot FAQ

For more information on Googlebot, read the Googlebot FAQ.
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