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World Last Week

Saturday 05th April
 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meets Pope Francis for the first time during a five hour visit to Rome, receiving a gift for Prince George. It was the Queen’s first visit to Rome in 14 years.

 British authorities warned people with heart or lung conditions to avoid exertion as a combination of European emissions and Sahara dust created a “perfect storm” of pollution that blanketed London in smog.

 An Amish community banned from using machinery decided that sheer manpower was the best solution when it came to transporting a home. Dozens of men got together for lifting up the property and literally moving it.

 A loyal, a seven-year-old German shepherd named Tommy, attends mass every day at church in Italy. The German shepherd belonged to Maria Margherita Lochi. She adopted him when she found him abandoned in fields close to her home.

Sunday 06th April

 Adrian Tan is a Lighting Designer who brings theatrical plays to life. He turned his business card into an interactive medium. When the card is held against a light source, the words are revealed once again.

 The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. Scientists have found the Moon was formed nearly 100 million years after the start of the solar system. Researchers are that the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old.

 A study by Northwestern University found that the timing, intensity and duration of your light exposure during the day are linked to your weight. People exposed to morning sunlight are leaner than those who get afternoon sun light.

 Scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered that Noah’s Ark could have carried 70,000 animals. Noah’s Ark would have floated even with two of every animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated.

Monday 07th April

 India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the House of Commons. Tagore has a range of extraordinary achievements is the field of literature, music and art.

 Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur gives inspiring quotes by some of the most brilliant minds in the form of artistic illustrations. McArthur says he looks for inspiring quotes and wanted to simplify things.

 An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt could be one of the world’s oldest weather reports. Researchers at the University of Chicago believe the unusual weather patterns depicted on the slab were the result of a massive volcano explosion.

 China has taken underwater aquarium experience to a whole new level by coming up with the world’s largest aquarium at Hengqin Island. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Chimelong Ocean Kingdom set five world records.

Tuesday 08th April

 A bison herd stampeding through Yellowstone National Park is not proof of an upcoming volcanic eruption, geologists and park officials have said, despite a recent viral video that implies the animals’ instincts tipped them off to an upcoming disaster.

 Enceladus, an icy moon in Saturn’s tow, is probably the amazing jets of water spurting off the satellite’s South Pole. A stunning image to support the fact comes from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

 U.S. researchers have launched a new atomic clock they say will neither gain nor lose a second in 300 million years. Researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Colorado said that the clock, called NIST-F2, will serve “new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard.

 A 12 feet long, 500 pound sharp clawed dinosaur has been found by scientists to have roamed the earth along with Tyrannosaurus Rex around 66 million years ago. The new species called Anzu Wyliei was a giant raptor.

Wednesday 09th April

 Photographer Michael Kelley, spent a day photographing every departure at Los Angeles International Airport to illustrate how many planes take off in a given day. He snapped 370 photos. His final photograph showed 100 planes.

 A new study by researchers indicates that there are 21 facial expressions used to convey emotions. Among these facial expressions were the six, long-recognized basic emotions.

 Young Israeli-Russian photographer Asher Svidensky recently went off to document traditional Kazakh eagle hunters in Mongolia. Once there, he encountered Ashol Pan, a 13-year-old girl who is the first female eagle hunter.

 Wildlife officials and volunteers of Arulagam, a Coimbatore-based NGO involved in vulture conservation, sighted five long-billed vultures in the north-eastern slopes of the Ooty Hills.

Thursday 10th April

 The Swedish band ABBA celebrated 40 years of breathtaking success with a party at Tate Modern Museum at London. The celebration was to highlight the great hit song titled Waterloo which had won the Eurovision contest back in April 1974.

 Crocodiles feed on vegetarian dishes inside a pen at a crocodile farm in Kariba, Zambabwe. The crocodiles are given a diet of proteins, minerals, vitamins, maize meals and water. This type of food will enhance the skin of the crocodiles.

 Ernesto, a Venezuelan daredevil has set a new Guinness world record by diving 14,000 feet with the smallest parachute. He jumped using a canopy the size of a bed sheet. During his decent, he used a parachute measuring only 35 square feet.

 Researchers have developed a new smart phone battery that can recharge in just 30 seconds. The devise could change the way of modern electronic usage and bring down charging time and power consumption.

Friday 11th April
 Medical experts have made many promising and life changing developments. Paralyzed man had a ray of hope when a medical team in America zapped his spinal cord with electricity, allowing him to stand and move his legs.

 US Navy has officially announced plans to deploy its first ever electromagnetic rail gun, a game changing device that fires projectiles without exploding over a distance of 160 kilometers at seven times the speed of sound. The devise is the future of naval combat.

 A London based architecture and Design Company has come up with a new solution to tackle smog. The bubble shaped domes, is aimed to tackle air pollution health hazards in China. The concept is based on the principals of Biomimetic architecture.

 An Australian has made himself a Gold plated Porshe sports car. He is delighted with the 24 gear speed machine saying it’s the quietest, impressive and a environmental friendly car having zero emission.

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Music and Dance Function

Charan Singh Sapra Sonu Sood With Rashmi Desai At Baisakhi Di RaatB-Town stars and dignitaries celebrated the colorful harvest festival of ‘Baisakhi’ in Mumbai with full enthusiasm, among foot tapping Punjabi music and folk dances. Standup Comedian Sunil Grover came in first and was seen in his popular avatar Gutthi making people breathless on his hilarious. Bollywood actors Sonu Sood was seen shaking his legs on Bhangra with Rashmi Desai and Congress leader Charan Singh Sapra., Punjabi actor and singer Gippy Garewal lured the audience with his thrilling performance. Singer and Anchor Satinder Satti gave an energetic performance and to make the function ‘Baisakhi Di Raat’ memorable.

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Honoured for her valuable work in Eye Care!!

Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham. She is the Medical Director of Radhatri Nethralaya, a super specialty eye hospital situated in T. Nagar, Chennai. Radhatri Nethralaya provides best medical and surgical eye care, with compassion and sensitivity to all patients. Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham was recently awarded the eleventh ophthalmology oration by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Tambaram Branch.

The award was in recognition of her work in the field of retina for the past fifteen years. The award was given by IMA state president Dr. Balasubramaniam and  Dr. Amutha K, President IMA Tambaram branch. Dr. Vasumathy gave an oration on “Retina: A window to our body” which focused on how examination of the retina shows what’s going wrong in the body.Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham is the consultant vitreoretinal surgeon. She has the distinction of being the alumnus of premier institutions such as Madras Medical College & RIO-GOH, Chennai where she completed her M.B.B.S & M.S Ophthalmology.

Lady Junction 1She did her vitreoretinal fellowship at L.V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad. She worked as a retina consultant for five years at Aravind Eye Hospital. At Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, she did her fellowship in pediatric retina and Electrophysiology. Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham is a member of All India Ophthalmologic Society (AIOS), Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association (TNOA), Andhra Pradesh State Ophthalmic Society (APSOS). She is a Governing council member of the vitreoretinal society of India. She has a distinguished academic record with fifteen gold medals including the best outgoing medical student for M.B.B.S and M.S Ophthalmology and the prestigious Rakesh Sharma memorial award conferred by All India Ophthalmologic Society (AIOS) for best work in ocular trauma in India in 2005 and 46 publications in peer reviewed national and international journals and several presentations in conferences and symposia.

Her area of expertise is endophthalmitis, electrophysiology, paediatric retinal disorders, especially Retinopathy of prematurity and ocular trauma. She has recently been conferred with the Hanumantha Reddy Award for the best work done in pediatric ophthalmology in India.  She is a member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, having topped the FRCS examination in 1999. Dr. Vasumathy has been acknowledged as one of the top twenty women ophthalmologists in India by the Ophthalmology World Report.

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59th Railway Week Celebrations

The 59th Railway Week Celebrations by Southern Railway were conducted on 11thApril, 2014, Friday at Rajah Annamalai Mandram, Esplanade, Chennai – 108. Dr. H. Srinivas, Chief Personnel Officer / IR, Southern Raillway welcomed the gathering. Shri. Rakesh Misra, General Manager, Southern Railway addressed the Staff and Officers of Southern Railway who had gathered. Major General R.G. Krishnan, VSM, Officiating GOC, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & Kerala Area graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and gave away the awards to the meritorious railway men. Every year, Indian Railways celebrate Railway Week between 10th April – 16thApril in commemoration of the running of the first train on Indian soil in 1853 from Boribunder to Thane, a distance of 34 kms. During this occasion, awards are given to the meritorious Officers / Staff for their extraordinary contributions in their work.

Passenger safety and security remaining the foremost focus area, Southern Railway brought awareness in the minds of the staff in this regard and also launched major safety campaigns to seek the co-operation of the public. To strengthen passenger security, Integrated Security Systems have already been commissioned at 11 major stations and are to be commissioned shortly at 3 stations. The Chief Guest, Major General R.G. Krishnan, VSM, during his address, drew many parallels between the Indian Railways and the Indian Army. The Chief Guest then extended his congratulations to all the award winners. Shri. A. Narayanan, Deputy Chief Personnel Officer, Southern Railway delivered the vote of thanks.

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Parking menace at Parry’s Corner

DSC01145Nowadays parking problems persists along NSC Bose Road stretch in Parry’s which connects High Court, Broadway and Beach road. Broadway also lacks adequate parking space. Motorists find it difficult to park the vehicles. Other than authorized parking zones, a row of parked cars and bikes at Parry’s and near Flower Bazaar Police station creates inconvenience to the road users, mainly the pedestrians.

An inadequate parking spot makes motorists to park their vehicles along the road side, hindering traffic movement. The area residents suggest that a traffic policeman is needed to regulate the parking of vehicles along NSC Bose Road. Transport authorities stated that multiple parking systems will bring relief to the parking woes in Chennai city. Let the concerned authorities come up with an effective and improved parking system so as to solve the parking woes in the city.

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Youth: Winds of Change and Waves of Unrest

Youth is not a time of life. It is perennial stage of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a matter of unconquerable will, a quality of the imagination. A vigour of the emotion; it is the freshness of the deep and eternal springs of life.Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite for ceaseless adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a body of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our cherished goals.

youth-summit-lgYouth may wrinkle the skin, but to give up undying enthusiasm wrinkles our soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to the dust. Whether Sixty or Sixteen, there is every being’s heart the passionate lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite of what’s next and the joy of game of living. In the centre of your heart and my heart there is a bewitching wireless station; so long as it receives Messages of beauty, hope, cheer courage and power from men and from the finite, so long you are young.

When the aerials are down, and spirit is covered with SNOWS OF CYNICISM AND THE ICE OF PESSIMISM, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up to catch up the reverberating waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young even at eighty. -by Dr.K.Thiagarajan

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Scientifically Designed MCP / MCR Footwear

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DSC01168All the healthcare footwear are made from high quality materials like MCP (Micro Cellular Polymer) & MCR (Micro Cellular Rubber) and Microsoft Genuine Leather. Our products exclusively limit stress at the areas of the foot most susceptible to pain, provides unsurpassed comfort and protection with unique features as hidden depth as well as soles that absorb shock. Light weight construction helps in providing maximum comfort, the soft microsoft leather upper is lined with a layer of MCP to prevent the skin from chafing. The MCP insole with arch support helps to accommodate different types of foot i.e., foot with medium, low and high arches.

Customized tailor made footwear manufactured in a workshop according to patient’s medical condition and measurements. Panlin Healthcare is situated at No-3, Srinivasa Street, West K.K.Nagar, Chennai – 600078 (Near Meenakshi Engineering College, off Vembuli Amman Koil Street, Virugambakkam). It is open on all 7 days a week including Sundays from 10.30am and 9pm. For your requirement of Scientifically Designed MCP / MCR Footwear for Diabetics & Orthopaedic Patients contact 9840092661 / 23644201 / 23644202 (or) visit the websitewww.panlinfootwear.in

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A source of inspiration for those who protect Earth’s creatures

On April 3, 2014, Dr. Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist (chimpanzee expert) conservationist and UN Messenger for Peace, turns 80.Dr. Jane Goodall has dedicated her entire life to learning and studying animals and motivating thousands in conservation programmes all over the world. She has become a source of inspiration to those who value conservation, peace and the protection of all of earth’s creatures.

Dr.Jane Goodall DBE and Dr Supraja,TREE FoundationFounded in 1981 by Dr. Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots is a volunteer network that provides young people with the knowledge, tools and inspiration to improve the environment and the quality of life for people and animals. In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is today Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars. But with her unyielding patience and characteristic optimism, she won the trust of these initially shy creatures.

Today, Jane’s work revolves around inspiring action on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment. Inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Supraja Dharini founded Tree Foundation in 2002 with the mission of Turtle Conservation and community development. Since its founding, Tree Foundation has rescued and treated 27 injured turtles. From its humble beginnings Tree Foundation has grown year by year to become a highly respected NGO in India.

Through its Community Based Sea Turtle Conservation Programme, to date they have successfully released over 421,000 hatchlings into the ocean. In January 2009, during Jane Goodall’s visit to Chennai, Tree Foundation had the an event where people of all ages, including children, got an opportunity to meet and interact with Dr. Goodall. The story of Dr. Jane Goodall, her life and mission, her passion and work, can be a source of inspiration to all. Tree Foundation and Roots & Shoots India conveys their best wishes Dr.Goodall. Tree Foundation can be contacted at 94443 06411.

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City Bee

Saliyar Monthly Meeting
The monthly meeting of Saliyar Mahajan Sangh Chennai Branch will be held at 11am on 27th April 2014 at Door No-4, Tamil Nadu Housing Board Complex, Luz Corner, behind Vinayagar Temple) Mylapore, Chennai-4. For details contact A.Palanichamy on 9884603087.

Humour Club Meeting
Anna Nagar Humour Club is holding its monthly meeting on Sunday, 13th April 2014 at 4.00 p.m at Shri Krishnaswami Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vaigai Colony (near Anna Nagar West Bus Depot), Anna Nagar West, Chennai. Mr. Lakshmi Avudai Nayagan, Humorist, will be the Chief Guests and speak on the topic “Good Humour for a Bright Future. All are welcome.

Grand Celebration
Sani Maha Pradhosham will be celebrated grandly on 12.4.2014 at the Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam, Selaiyur, Tambaram, Chennai-73. At 5.30 pm there will be an Abhishekam followed by alankaram and Deeparadanai. Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam, is atNo- 1 Kambar St, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Selaiyur, Tambaram, Chennai-73. For details contact 22290134/9444629570, 22293388.

Yellow Bus
Yellow Bus Play School in Besant Nagar is conducting its summer camp from April 15 to May 9 for children aged between three and 13 years. The activities include studio pottery, craft, science, chess, photography, storytelling, fireless cooking, dance, writing for animation and others. All the programmes will be held at E-35, Second Avenue, Besant Nagar. For details, contact Hema Chari at 98845 49688 /4551 1819.

Colourful Workshop
Forum Art Gallery presents a unique concocted arts oriented storytelling camp called Colorful Creations. The camp is held for kids between the age group of four to fourteen. Forum Art Gallery is at no-57, 5th Street Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar, Chennai.

Apparao Gallery
The art works of artist N.Ramachandran will be exhibited at Apparao Galleries, No. 7, Wallace Gardens 3rd Street, Nungambakkam.The exhibition will be on view from 7th April to 30th April.2014.The monthly Yarn club talk for the month of April 2014 by Annapurna Mamidipudi takes place on Saturday 12th of April at 5pm. For details contact 044- 28330726.

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Metro Water work to prevent sewage overflow

DSC00974Latest equipment are now been used by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) to undertake manhole cleaning in an effective way. In a bid to prevent frequent sewage blocks, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) used a jet rodding machine to clear a blockage drainage spot along Paddy Field Road in Perambur.Metro Water officials said that they would be desilting manholes using jet rodding machinery to remove blocks and silt in the sewer lines. Chennai Metro Water is carrying out desilting works in various parts of Chennai city.