Monthly Archive:: January 2011

Basically, System Restore is like a little hound that runs behind the scenes taking “snapshots” of various parts of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. So, if a part of Microsoft Windows XP stops working one day, the System Restore utility is able to reference one of the “snapshots” it took and restore your system from a previous day (a day when your computer worked). It’s kind of like going back in time to a day when your computer worked. All your current data (Microsoft Word files, etc.) are still retained, so you don’t have to worry about losing any present day files. In order to restore your computer just follow these simple steps: 1. Close any open programs. 2. Click on the Windows “Start”

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Shimla,  Severe cold continued to grip Himachal Pradesh Thursday as higher reaches experienced a fresh spell of snow.The weather office here forecast more snow Friday in the state, including in Shimla town. Shimla, which was cloudy throughout the day, recorded a minimum of 2.7 degrees Celsius. “The high hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba districts have been experiencing light to moderate snowfall since this (Thursday) afternoon,” Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office here, told IANS. Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with the minimum temperature going down to 16.6 degrees Celsius below freezing point, nine notches below what is average for this time of the season. Kalpa in Kinnaur district saw a low of

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The year 2010 is the warmest year on record, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, confirming a long-term trend of global warming.”We can indeed report that 2010 is now going to rank as the warmest year on record at the same level as 2005 and 1998,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud told a press conference Thursday. According to Xinhua, WMO findings show that in 2010, global average temperature was 0.53 degree Celsius above that of the 1961-1990 period, 0.01 Celsius above the nominal temperature in 2005, and 0.02 Celsius above that of 1998, other two of the top three warmest years on record. “This confirms the trend, the warming trend,” said the WMO Secretary-General, referring to the fact all the top ten warmest years

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BANGALORE (Reuters) – Wipro Ltd surprised markets with the resignations of the joint-CEOs of its information technology business, after reporting profit growth rates which lagged rivals Infosys Technologies LTd and Tata Consultancy Services. India’s third-ranked software services exporter said company veteran T.K. Kurien was taking over as the new chief executive of the unit. “The joint CEO structure was one of the key factors that successfully helped us navigate the worst economic crisis of our times. With the change in environment, there is a need for a simpler organization structure,” Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, said in a statement. Wipro, which counts Citi , Cisco and Credit Suisse among its clients, forecast IT services revenue of $1.38 billion to $1.41 billion for the fiscal fourth quarter,

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London, Jan 20 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears is set to give a chance to her fans to own the gown she wore in the billboards for her fragrance Radiance to raise funds for her friend’s sick son.Spears is auctioning off the silver backless dress she donned for the perfume’s promotional posters on ebay.com in a bid to boost donations for The Matthew Van Daff Special Needs Trust, reports contactmusic.com. “Such a great cause. Britney donated her dress from the Radiance ad to our friend David, who started a trust for his son with a brain injury. He put the dress up for auction and all proceeds will go to his son’s cause,” Spears assistant posted on the singers facebook account. The charity was set up

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Women may be risking a low intelligence quotient (IQ) for their unborn babies by dieting during pregnancy, a new research indicates.Cutting back on vital nutrients and calories in the first half of pregnancy stunts the development of an unborn child’s brain, says a new study. Although it was carried out on primates, researchers say the same findings are likely to be true for women, reports the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Thomas McDonald of the University of Texas Health Science Centre US, who conducted the study, said: “This study is a further demonstration of the importance of good maternal health and diet.” “It supports the view that poor diets in pregnancy can alter development of foetal organs, in this case the brain,

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Washington, Jan 21, The United States has designated Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Qari Hussain under its Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters. “This action will help stem the flow of finances to Hussain by blocking all property subject to US jurisdiction in which Hussain has an interest and prohibiting all transactions by US persons with Hussain,” the US Department of State said in a press release. The TTP has previously been designated by the United States under Executive Order 13224 and as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, it added. “Today’s designation of Qari Hussain is in response to the wanton acts of violence he has perpetrated against the people of Pakistan and United States. Hussain’s sponsored operations have had a destabilizing effect

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After the untimely death of Heath Ledger in 2008, it wasn’t necessarily a sure thing that a third movie in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” movie series would happen. When he confirmed that there would be another film, along with the general excitement, rumors immediately began swirling about both character and casting. Yesterday the last of the casting debate looked to be laid to rest, as it was announced that Anne Hathaway had won the coveted role of Catwoman Selena Kyle. Hathaway had been only one of a number of actresses said to be in the running to take over the role of one of Batman’s most famous opponents, last portrayed to scathing reviews and general disappointment by Halle Berry in the movie “Catwoman” in 2004. A

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Many people make mistakes when buying a laptop by just not paying enough attention. Most laptop buyers don’t take into consideration their personal needs and prefer to get information from friends or relatives without even thinking that most of the time these are subjective pieces of information. If you ever wanted to buy a laptop, you should know that there are many factors to consider before. Nowadays, there are more laptop choices than ever. Owning a laptop has many advantages. First, it is very handy, so you can take it with you anywhere. On the other hand, laptops could save you a lot of space because they are much more compact than a computer. Before buying a laptop make a personal opinion about a product

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Blogging has endless benefits, besides getting in contact with people you can also use it for advertising as well as the improvement of your career. However some might have problems when promoting their blog. This can be easily solved with the increase blog traffic tips presented below. Blogging Benefits Social networking is considered one of the modern and most efficient means of communication. People all around the world have the chance to meet other individuals with the same interest as well as working in similar fields of activities. Blogging also belongs to one of the favorite activities of people who are eager to express their opinions as well as worldviews. Whether they do it for fun or with a special purpose the point is to

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In one of my other articles, I revealed that plugged hair follicles are one of the main conditions that start hair thinning and baldness.  The other condition is insufficient blood circulation in the scalp. When you don’t have enough blood circulating in your scalp, then your hair roots don’t get enough nutrients to support the life and strength of your hair in the follicle. The hardest place to get good circulation is at the top of your scalp.  It is the furthest point away from your heart.  It is the area that is less stimulated.  The sides of your head are stimulated as you sleep and move your head around the pillow.  That is one reason why most people still have hair on the sides

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Washington, Jan 20 (PTI) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to India this spring, most likely in early April, for the next round of India-US Strategic Dialogue. She would be accompanied by a number of other Cabinet-level officials as part of the administration”s efforts to expand the scope of the Strategic Dialogue. “Secretary Clinton and other Cabinet officials will travel to India this spring for the US-India Strategic Dialogue, which oversees the entire spectrum of our cooperation,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake, said in his remarks at the Rice University in Houston Texas. While the exact date of the trip has not been announced, Clinton is likely to visit India in early April. This would be Clinton”s

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Actress Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has filed legal documents asking a judge to officially name him as the father of 2-year-old Nahla. Aubry, 34, filed a paternity petition on December 30, 2010, and sources say that he wanted to protect his rights to spend time with his daughter with Berry, 44, TMZ.com reported. The source also revealed that the former couple has not filed for child custody, visitation or support and they do not plan to do so either. The two have an arrangement they worked out between themselves and don’t feel the need to go to court

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London: Miranda Kerr has taken to cyberspace to show off her baby son Flynn and thanked hubby Orlando Bloom for being there with her. The 27-year-old Australian beauty gave birth to her first child Jan 6 and she posted a shot of herself posing with Flynn on her Kora Organics website, reports dailystar.co.uk. Calling the baby “our beautiful little son”, the model paid tribute to husband Orlando Bloom, who was with her throughout the birth, insisting, “I could not have done it without him”. “We are so happy and are enjoying our time together as a family. He is our little ray of sunshine. Thank you everyone for your beautiful well wishes and your lovely thoughts,” she posted on the blog

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The latest findings on heart disease are nothing unexpected: It’s the number one killer of American men, claiming a life about every 30 seconds. Most young, fit guys shuffle statistics like these into a mental file titled, “Doesn’t apply to me.” But no matter how old (or young) you are, the only way to stay on top of your game is to know your risk factors and take the right steps to avoid problems down the road. We talked with two heart experts to find out everything you need to know to guarantee your ticker stays stronger longer. In Your 20s “There’s a common problem among men in their twenties,” says Dr. Eric Topol, M.D., a practicing cardiologist at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California.

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Apple has gone ahead and removed the support of Windows XP and Vista from Mac OS X 10.6.6. The latest Boot Camp version in the Mac OS X 10.6.6 has made notable changes. When you create Windows partition using Boot Camp, it asks for an authentic installation disc of Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate. The last version of Boot Camp 3.2, released in November last year, supported the Vista and XP operating systems and was compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. However, the new version, apart from discontinuing Windows XP and Vista support, recommends internet connection for driver installation. The Mac OS X 10.6.6 introduces many updates, prominent among them is the opening of the Mac App Store

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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 shook southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, jolting residents of cities as far apart as New Delhi and Dubai, but doing little damage in the sparsely populated region. The quake was more than 80 km (50 miles) underground, close to the town of Dalbandin in Baluchistan province, near the Afghan and Iranian frontiers, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. Akbar Durrani, interior secretary of Baluchistan province, said there were no reports of casualties. “There has been partial damage to house in villages near Dalbandin but there were no casualties,” he told Reuters. Naeem Shah, head of Dalbandin police, said he had no reports of any injuries or deaths. “There were no human losses,” Shah said. “The walls of a few houses

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Ever since Eve took that first bite of the apple, the human race has been obessed with beauty. The truth is we begin the aging process just as soon as we pop out of the womb. Every day of our lives our bodies slough off and regenerate new cells. The speed at which that process takes place when we are children is vastly different as we get older. Every day you are bombarded daily with commercial messages and beauty tips that attempt to lure you into believing that the most recent miracle drug is just what you need to fight off the ravages of Mother Nature. We are living longer as a whole. Singularly, that can be a curse or a blessing, depending on your

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The word aerobic literally means “with oxygen” or “in the presence of oxygen.” Aerobic exercise is any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously for a long period of time and is rhythmic in nature. Aerobic exercises utilize oxygen as the major fuel for sustaining activity for relatively long periods. In general, aerobic exercises are those activities that require large muscle work, elevate the heart rate to between 60 percent and 80 percent of maximal heart rate, are continuous in nature and are of 15 to 60 minutes in duration. An aerobically fit individual can work longer, more vigorously and achieve a quicker recovery at the end of the aerobic session. Aerobic exercises fall in two categories: Low to Moderate Impact aerobics

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Elton John said he was awe-struck at becoming a father for the first time, but said he hoped not to spoil his new baby boy. In a cover story and photo spread with celebrity magazine Us Weekly, the British singer and his partner David Furnish said they had used false names initially with the surrogate mother in the United States, but that she quickly “figured out who we were.” Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on Christmas Day at a Los Angeles hospital to a surrogate mother who wishes to remain anonymous. John and Furnish said they did not know which of them was the biological father as they had both contributed their sperm. John, 63, said he was overwhelmed when he first held Zachary.

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