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Want to be a Winner ? Just do it !

   Hello reader, I like to share this motivational article with you which  I’ve read somewhere. If you are the person having the aspiration to win and facing motivational problems in your way, this article may help you to get rid of your obstacle/s. 
   
 All the Best !!!!!!

Want to be a Winner ?

 Just do it !

Here’s a simple question to get you started. There are three monkeys sitting on a tree, above a pond. One of the monkeys decides to jump into the pond. How many monkeys are left on the tree?

Two?

Wrong.

The right answer is three.

You see, the monkey only made the decision to jump into the pond. He didn’t actually jump! If youthink about it, we are all like that.

We take decisions ! ! !   

 We make resolutions ! ! !


But somehow, we don’t  follow through with action ! ! !

And intent without action is quite useless, really. Getting started – taking that first step – is often the master key to success. As someone once said, you don’t have to be great to get started. But you sure have to get started to become great!
Do you find yourself struggling to take action on your plans and intentions? Well, here’s a five-point programme to help you move from intent to action.

Make a beginning ? right away. Whatever be your goal, take the first step – however small – right away. Until you take that first step, your mind does not believe you. You need to signal to yourself that you are serious, that you mean business. Commit to taking action, immediately.

 Today.

Now.

Break up the grand plan into smaller tasks. Remember, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Sometimes the task ahead looks so enormous that we feel overwhelmed – and we don’t do anything about it. Break that up into smaller sub-tasks, and suddenly you’ll find something that’s doable. Remember that old adage “something is better than nothing” It’s still true.

Think of the pleasure, not the pain. Visualise success. If you want to do an MBA at a premier school and plan to devote three hours a day to studying, don”t think about missing the football game on television, or about not being able to go out for that Saturday night bash. Think instead of the job that you could get post your MBA, the rewards that it would bring, the dreams that would get realised.

Create a support group. Surround yourself with people who share your objective, who are co- passengers on your journey to success. The excitement of being in it together will help you fight the inertia, and get you going with the rest of the gang.

Pay up ? in advance. For most of us, monetary commitments are a strong impetus for action. The fear of losing money or wasting it, can spur you into action. We follow up on our commitments, if only to ensure our money is well-spent. Plan to lose weight? Pay up for that three-month weight loss programme! Don’t wait.

Surround yourself with people who share your objective, who are

co-passengers on your journey to success.

Bestselling management author Tom Peters tells the story of a man who approached American financer and banker JP Morgan with an envelope, and said, “Sir, in my hand I hold a guaranteed formula for success, which I will gladly sell you for $25,000.” “Sir,” JP Morgan replied, “I do not know what is in the envelope. However, if you show me, and I like it, I give you my word as a gentleman that I will pay you what you ask.” The man agreed to the terms, and handed over the envelope. JP Morgan opened it, and pulled out a single sheet of paper. He gave it one look – a mere glance – then handed it back to the gentleman. And paid him the agreed-upon sum of $25,000!

On that sheet of paper, were two things:                                                                                                                                                       

•Every morning, write down a list of the things that need to be done that day.
•Do them.

JP Morgan benefited from this advice, and you can too. Knowing what to do is often easy. We all have our list of things to do. Our plans and our resolutions. Doing it – that’s the tough bit. But that”s the hallmark of successful people. The Nike guys are right.

Want to be a winner? Just do it!

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Power To You – KinPower Using KINECT

KINPOWER

KinPower lets users navigate through the slides in a power point presentation with hand movements

 

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KinPower is an application developed using Microsoft’s Kinect

Kinect is a motion sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game console and Windows PCs. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands.

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Allen Thomas Varghese of UST Global used the Microsoft’s Software Development Kit to develop KinPower to control PowerPoint presentations. Using Kinect’s ability to track users’ body movements, KinPower lets users navigate through the slides with hand movements. Constraints have been built into the application to ensure that the gestures that come naturally during a presentation are not mistaken for the hand movements that trigger the application.

Hands free control over Power Point Presentation

Controlling a PowerPoint presentation requires users to remain within the cone of focus, 3-11 feet from the device. Focus is continuously verified by an on-screen indicator. Tracking can also be done from a platform, placing the Kinect at the edge of the platform and tilting it vertically to 15 degrees to adjust the focus area. The direction of the next slide is controlled by the direction of hand movements at waist level. For even easier interaction, voice recognition allows vocal control to move to the next or previous slide, and to hide and show video.

No longer having to fiddle with hand-held devices or microphones next to their ears, or be concerned with anyone else controlling the PowerPoint, KinPower gives users complete control over their presentations.

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Agni 5

India has successfully tested its first ever intercontinental missile Agni V on 19th April 2012.

The Intercontinental missile is having a range of 5000 km by which many important regions of China can be targeted.

By this, INDIA has proved herself to be Strong among its neighbours Pakistan and China who are having similar intercontinental missiles earlier.

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Words of the day : 20 April, 2012

1 parables short moral story “Jesus Christ used many parables while speaking among the multitudes”
2 Transgress Violate a law or promise transgress all laws of humanity”
3 Domicile (nounn) : abode or dwelling place

(verb) : reside

“Where is his domicile

“My Parents domicile in Florida”

4 spearhead leader (spearheading – being the leader) “Anna Hazare spearheaded the campaign against corruption in India”
5 flamboyant elobarately or excessively ornamented flamboyant handwriting”
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Sina and Tencent Weibo: No Comment !

Chinese authorities closed 16 websites and detained six people responsible for “fabricating or disseminating online rumors,” the State Internet Information Office (SIIO) and Beijing police said.

”]Weibo : No CommentThe SIIO spokesman also said with regard to a number of rumors having appeared on weibo.com[Sina Weibo] and t.qq.com [Tencent Weibo], the two popular microblogging sites have been “Criticised and punished accordingly” by Internet information administration authorities in Beijing and Guangdong respectively.

Part of their punishment now appears to be a three day suspension of comments on both sina and Tencent Weibo.

The Economist recently described China’s current approach to online rumour management as a blend of two historical examples:

In the year 15AD, during the short-lived Xin dynasty, a rumour spread that a yellow dragon, a symbol of the emperor, had inauspiciously crashed into a temple in the mountains of central China and died. Ten thousand people rushed to the site. The emperor Wang Mang, aggrieved by such seditious gossip, ordered arrests and interrogations to quash the rumour, but never found the source. He was dethroned and killed eight years later, and Han-dynasty rule was restored.

The next ruler, Emperor Guangwu, took a different approach, studying rumours as a barometer of public sentiment, according to a recent book “Rumours in the Han Dynasty” by Lu Zongli, a historian. Guangwu’s government compiled a “Rumours Report”, cataloguing people’s complaints about local officials, and making assessments that were passed to the emperor. The early Eastern Han dynasty became known for officials who were less corrupt and more attuned to the people.

The recent spate of rumours has shifted the balance further towards the more draconian policies. But new China superblog Rectified.name argued that the crackdown may prove counter productive.

 

If there were any Weibo users who didn’t know about the coup rumors before, they surely do now. – Adam Minter, Journalist

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Democracy slowly coming into Focus in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma is holding a
 
landmark election that is 
 
expected to send 
 
democracy icon Aung San 
 
Suu Kyi into parliament
 
for her first public office
 
since launching her
 
decades long struggle
 
against the military-
 
dominated government.
 
 
‘I do not think that we can say that this election is going to be free and fair if we just look at the process that has been going on.’—Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi
 
‘There could be some flaws and some bumps in the process, but our leaders have publicly said that their policy is to hold a free, fair and impartial election.’—Burmese presidential adviser Nay Zin Latt
 
 
 
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Cure From the Sea : anti-malarial drug from marine organisms

CURE FROM THE SEA

[Courtesy : The Hindu]


An interdisciplinary research team comprising scientists drawn from four institutes across the country has zeroed in on two marine organisms that generate chemical compounds with potent anti-malarial activity.

Extracts of 200  organisms including different species were screened during the first two phases of the project which began in 2004.  About 25 organisms showed the presence of anti-malarials. The two most promising candidates are reported to be effective against drug sensitive and resistant strains of the malarial parasites.

One of the organisms was found to possess as many as 10 anti-malarial compounds.

COLLABORATION:

Centre for Marine Biodiversity under the University of Kerala

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad

Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur

FUND:

The Department of Bio Technology, Government of India

PATENT:

Efforts are on to patent the findings.

The University of Kerala has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ICGEB for collaboration and sharing of intellectual property rights.

COMPOUND IN MARINE ORGANISMS:

The potential anti-malarial compounds are often generated by sedentary marine organisms as a defensive mechanism to deter potential predators or pathogens, reduce the impact of environmental stress, prevent overgrowth or for protection from ultraviolet radiation.

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS PRESENT IN THE VACCINE USED TODAY:
Chloroquine was the first drug produced on a large scale for treatment and prevention of malaria infection.
Quinoline derivatives include chloroquine, amodiaquine, quinine, quinidine, mefloquine, primaquine, lumefantrine and halofantrine. These drugs have activity against the erythrocytic stage (infection in the mature blood cells carrying oxygen) of infection.
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