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Why after 15 years of 1996 world cup semi final match, vinod kambli has been spreading rumors that 1996 world cup between India and Sri Lanka was fixxed.

Kambli said that team had already decided to bat first if we won the toss, but suddenly Azhar, Captain of Team, decided to field first.

According to kambli, because match was fixed, india lost the early wickets and lose the match.

what do you….? what happened to Vinod kambli, or Is there any reality what he is saying….?

The commonwealth games are a reminder of the glorious days of the British past , held every four years since 1954.It marks the relationship of the fellow British colonies with the mother state which is great Britain. As per the norms of the games next year in 2010 the commonwealth games are supposed to be heald in the historic city of delhi ,which is the capital city of India. 

This would mark the coming in of global atheletes into the great city of delhi, which itself has a glorious past and as one says , the seven cities of delhi would once again feature on the global scenario, and the world would look forward to the upcoming event as something which marks the break for india from its past. one would say the resurrection of the phoenix from the ashes of its past .

Delhi is also doing much for the games and its organisation as the worlds eye would be turned towards Delhi , better infrastructure and health care for the atheletes are being provided , and taken care of by the delhi government. For lodging purposes and food hotels are being approached to expand their facilities and even local homes are being asked to take care of guests on rental basis , therefore, the government wants to leave no stone unturned in the organisation of the commonwealth games .

There would be site seeing tours organised all over the city for the visitors ,who would have a brush with Delhi’s past and also learn about the future promises of the city of  delhi. Overall the success of the commonwealth games would reflect on the future of India’s bright vision for being an economic and social global power.

A month before the scheduled policy review by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Deputy Governor Shyamala Gopinath said that the focus of the central bank is on managing the recovery and on containment of inflation rather than fostering growth.

Speaking at Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce on Monday, Shyamala Gopinath said, “The near-term policy challenges are clearly conditioned by the evolving growth-inflation outcome that supports shifting the balance of policy focus on managing the recovery and on containment of inflation.”

Given the dominance of food price inflation in shaping overall course of inflation, the RBI policy would be towards addressing supply constraints. “Since supply shocks take time to taper off, there is a risk that high inflation in essential commodities could affect inflation expectations over time and give rise to generalised inflation.”

When prices go beyond a level and the government cannot control it, the RBI is expected to contain it by increasing interest rates. “Containing inflation is more important than ensuring higher rate of growth. It is a good thing that the RBI has hinted at containing food inflation,” said Shirin Bagga, Economist, Boston Analytics. “Food prices need to come down, which would translate into money flowing into the economy through investments and other channels.”

The comments follow those from fellow Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn on Thursday, who said the January policy review would focus both on growth and inflation, instead of only growth.

Curtesy to hindustantimes.com

Read full story here

http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/global-economy/RBI-focus-shifts-from-growth-to-inflation-worries/Article1-491836.aspx

Swine influenza (also called Pig influenza, swine flu, hog flu and pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or S-OIV (swine-origin influenza virus) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs.[2] As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.

Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human influenza, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human influenza, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection. The meat of an infected animal poses no risk of infection when properly cooked.

During the mid-20th century, identification of influenza subtypes became possible, allowing accurate diagnosis of transmission to humans. Since then, only 50 such transmissions have been confirmed. These strains of swine flu rarely pass from human to human. Symptoms of zoonotic swine flu in humans are similar to those of influenza and of influenza-like illness in general, namely chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort.

Classification
Of the three genera of influenza viruses that cause human flu, two also cause influenza in pigs, with influenza A being common in pigs and influenza C being rare. Influenza B has not been reported in pigs. Within influenza A and influenza C, the strains found in pigs and humans are largely distinct, although because of reassortment there have been transfers of genes among strains crossing swine, avian, and human species boundaries.

Influenza C
Influenza C viruses infect both humans and pigs, but do not infect birds. Transmission between pigs and humans have occurred in the past. For example, influenza C caused small outbreaks of a mild form of influenza amongst children in Japan and California. Because of its limited host range and the lack of genetic diversity in influenza C, this form of influenza does not cause pandemics in humans.

Influenza A
Swine influenza is known to be caused by influenza A subtypes H1N1, H1N2, H2N3, H3N1, and H3N2. In pigs, three influenza A virus subtypes (H1N1, H1N2, and H3N2) are the most common strains worldwide.[11 In the United States, the H1N1 subtype was exclusively prevalent among swine populations before 1998; however, since late August 1998, H3N2 subtypes have been isolated from pigs. As of 2004, H3N2 virus isolates in US swine and turkey stocks were triple reassortants, containing genes from human (HA, NA, and PB1), swine (NS, NP, and M), and avian (PB2 and PA) lineages.[12

Surveillance
Although there is no formal national surveillance system in the United States to determine what viruses are circulating in pigs,[13 there is an informal surveillance network in the United States that is part of a world surveillance network.

Veterinary medical pathologist, Tracey McNamara, set up a national disease surveillance system in zoos because the zoos do active disease surveillance and many of the exotic animals housed there have broad susceptibilities. Many species fall below the radar of any federal agencies (including dogs, cats, pet prairie dogs, zoo animals, and urban wildlife), even though they may be important in the early detection of human disease outbreaks.[14 [15

History
Swine influenza was first proposed to be a disease related to human influenza during the 1918 flu pandemic, when pigs became sick at the same time as humans.[16 The first identification of an influenza virus as a cause of disease in pigs occurred about ten years later, in 1930.[17 For the following 60 years, swine influenza strains were almost exclusively H1N1. Then, between 1997 and 2002, new strains of three different subtypes and five different genotypes emerged as causes of influenza among pigs in North America. In 1997–1998, H3N2 strains emerged. These strains, which include genes derived by reassortment from human, swine and avian viruses, have become a major cause of swine influenza in North America. Reassortment between H1N1 and H3N2 produced H1N2. In 1999 in Canada, a strain of H4N6 crossed the species barrier from birds to pigs, but was contained on a single farm.[17

The H1N1 form of swine flu is one of the descendants of the strain that caused the 1918 flu pandemic.[18[19 As well as persisting in pigs, the descendants of the 1918 virus have also circulated in humans through the 20th century, contributing to the normal seasonal epidemics of influenza.[19 However, direct transmission from pigs to humans is rare, with only 12 cases in the U.S. since 2005.[20 Nevertheless, the retention of influenza strains in pigs after these strains have disappeared from the human population might make pigs a reservoir where influenza viruses could persist, later emerging to reinfect humans once human immunity to these strains has waned.[21

Swine flu has been reported numerous times as a zoonosis in humans, usually with limited distribution, rarely with a widespread distribution. Outbreaks in swine are common and cause significant economic losses in industry, primarily by causing stunting and extended time to market. For example, this disease costs the British meat industry about £65 million every year.[22

Social distancing is another tactic. It means staying away from other people who might be infected and can include avoiding large gatherings, spreading out a little at work, or perhaps staying home and lying low if an infection is spreading in a community. Public health and other responsible authorities have action plans which may request or require social distancing actions depending on the severity of the outbreak.

Vaccination
Main article: 2009 flu pandemic vaccine
Vaccines are available for different kinds of swine flu. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new swine flu vaccine for use in the United States on September 15, 2009.[92 Studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), show that a single dose creates enough antibodies to protect against the virus within about 10 days.[92

Treatment
In swine
As swine influenza is rarely fatal to pigs, little treatment beyond rest and supportive care is required.[59 Instead veterinary efforts are focused on preventing the spread of the virus throughout the farm, or to other farms.[11 Vaccination and animal management techniques are most important in these efforts. Antibiotics are also used to treat this disease, which although they have no effect against the influenza virus, do help prevent bacterial pneumonia and other secondary infections in influenza-weakened herds.[59

In humans
If a person becomes sick with swine flu, antiviral drugs can make the illness milder and make the patient feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms). Beside antivirals, supportive care at home or in hospital, focuses on controlling fevers, relieving pain and maintaining fluid balance, as well as identifying and treating any secondary infections or other medical problems. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) or Relenza (zanamivir) for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with swine influenza viruses; however, the majority of people infected with the virus make a full recovery without requiring medical attention or antiviral drugs.[93 The virus isolates in the 2009 outbreak have been found resistant to amantadine and rimantadine.[94

In the U.S., on April 27, 2009, the FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations to make available Relenza and Tamiflu antiviral drugs to treat the swine influenza virus in cases for which they are currently unapproved. The agency issued these EUAs to allow treatment of patients younger than the current approval allows and to allow the widespread distribution of the drugs, including by non-licensed volunteers.[95

hello friends,

I would like to wish you all the very best for upcoming new year 2010.  I am sure it would be one of the another best year that brings you success and happiness to you. If you guys are planning for new year vacations.. here are some options based on your interest….

if you are recently married and looking for honeymoon holidays abroad, you may choose bahamas,  miami, cancun in mexico would also be the excelent option. here you will surely enjoy your beach holidays.

if you are looking for some excitment like casino and all, las vegas is always here to welcome you.

If you are looking for some family holiday, singapore, bangkok, malaysia travel option is also available. not very expensive and good to be there with the family.

Based on your interest, you can also explore some options on the web.. and for hotels booking you can go to the holiday booking site like

www.disholidays.com – an online holiday booking portal since 7 years….. This should help you in your trip planning…

Cheers to you guys.

IGIGI discontinued the affiliation without information to affiliates

If you really want to grow on the web, affiliates are one of the best options. IGIGI is a clothing merchant that also offers affiliation to the similar sites for women clothing.

We found that there are huge numbers of affiliates suffering due to the affiliation discontinued without prior information to affiliates to de-link the products or so. 

Affiliates are sending huge traffic to IGIGI on daily basis and thinking they will get the commission but seriously there is nothing like affiliation on the IGIGI.

I feel this is really not fair for a site to do this kind of joke with the affiliates.

Wish if the affiliates check their sites in time and protect their user from going on IGIGI in vain.

If you have a plan to discontinue the affiliates, there must be a rule and prior information email to affiliates so that they can plan their site business accordingly.

 Very bad..

Kaboodle.com – Demoting your business…Be aware of this site.. 

Kaboodle.com is treated as one of most popular social shopping site where people especially webmaster comes and add their client website and their product to their favorite list by adding the website url and title and small description and all.

This way webmaster tries to promote their websites through Kaboodle.com BUT did you really check the strategy of Kaboodle.com..?  Who did they use your website copyright content?

Yes you will be shocked if you check the site technology. If you are submitting your client site to promote to Kaboodle.com, I would like to warn you that you are not promoting your site but actually Kaboodle.com is using your entire content available of the submitted url and promoting their own website.

One day I checked my client websites and found that they are submitted in Kaboodle.com by their own users who are actually hired to submit the good sites in their own database so that they can copy the entire content of that website and earn by advertisement on the name of social shopping site.

I found my client multiple site in Kaboodle.com and when I checked them deeply, I found the all sites are totally copied to their site and they are not even willing to remove those content.

I am not sure how come a site can do this cheating with the web media. They are playing with the webmasters feeling that they are promoting their sites but actually Kaboodle.com is demoting your sites but creating your website duplicate pages..

I sent many emails them but they are sleeping and they are not willing to remove the stores..

If you guys are seriously willing to promote your client site.. don’t be a user of this site and check regularly if they have submitted your site themselves, ask them to remove your listings and go for legal penalties if they don’t remove it in time.

We have filled the legally DMCA to Google and waiting for the reply.

Kaboodle.com is a Big fraud…shameful…