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1  DISCUSSION BOARDS / IT - in Sri Lanka / iPad 2 vs. Competitors - Galaxy Tab, HP TouchPad and LG G-Slate on: March 12, 2011, 02:34:48 AM
This helpful info graphic from Skattertech comes in. Here’s the Apple iPad 2 matched up against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10, the HP Touchpad and the LG G-Slate.

2  DISCUSSION BOARDS / OTHER TOPICS! / Layman's 10 Commandments on: March 5, 2011, 05:51:09 AM
Someone has written these beautiful words. Must read and try to understand the deep meaning of it.

They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time.

1]  Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in  trouble, but it is a "steering wheel"  that directs the right path throughout.

2]  So a Car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

3]  Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4] All things in life are temporary.  If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold! 

6]  Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

7]  When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8]  A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!" 

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.
3  DISCUSSION BOARDS / OTHER TOPICS! / Re: What will you do in the future? on: September 26, 2009, 08:20:42 PM
Today was the future of yesterday, so I will first think that if I am doing today what I wanted yesterday Smiley
4  DISCUSSION BOARDS / OTHER TOPICS! / Re: Is Sri Lanka safe anymore with more bombs in tourity places? on: September 26, 2009, 08:17:18 PM
Your trip beginning of the year could have been nasty but not now.

Hospitality industry is booming, many tourists are coming to the Island now.

The country seems to be much cool than before and time to come it will be one of the prime tourist spot.

I just returned from Colombo yesterday after a week holidays. I found Sri Lanka to be more safer than before, not much check points seen as I witnessed in the past. Airport was open for public - now visitors are allowed to come in now.

I did not fly by Sri Lankan, so I don't know anything about it.

Pick-picketers are common in almost all countries, but comparing to other places, I think Sri Lanka is in low scale.

Overall - Sri Lanka is still a good tourist destination!
5  DISCUSSION BOARDS / IT - in Sri Lanka / Re: You need Google Voice Invites? on: September 6, 2009, 11:55:58 PM
Invite sent to JAG and set30.

Enjoy Smiley
6  DISCUSSION BOARDS / IT - in Sri Lanka / Re: Goodbye, Microsoft! on: September 6, 2009, 11:49:07 PM
Cool but Outlook is missing Sad which is one of the most regularly tool used by many office workers.
7  DISCUSSION BOARDS / IT - in Sri Lanka / Re: You need Google Voice Invites? on: July 30, 2009, 03:53:44 PM
Since the demand is more, I would like to see that you live in US.
8  DISCUSSION BOARDS / IT - in Sri Lanka / You need Google Voice Invites? on: July 30, 2009, 12:39:36 AM
Google has come up with another innovative technology to which most of the telecom companies will lose their base, like how Hotmail and Yahoo lost to Gmail.

In a simple word Google Voice (GV) can be describes "One number for all your calls and SMS" and Google Voice is currently available by INVITE and only available to US, where they provide free US phone number for the subscribers.

Following are features of GV:

    * Call screening - Announce and screen callers
    * Listen in - Listen before taking a call
    * Block calls - Keep unwanted callers at bay
    * SMS - Send, receive, and store SMS
    * Place calls - Call US numbers for free
    * Taking calls - Answer on any of your phones
    * Phone routing - Phones ring based on who calls
    * Forwarding phones - Add phones and decide which ring
    * Voicemail transcripts - Read what your voicemail says
    * Listen to voicemail - Check online or from your phone
    * Notifications - Receive voicemails via email or SMS
    * Personalize greeting - Vary greetings by caller
    * Share voicemail - Forward or download voicemails

More cool things you can do with Google Voice

    * Conference calling - Join people into a single call
    * Call record - Record calls and store them online
    * Call switch - Switch phones during a call
    * Mobile site - View your inbox from your mobile
    * GOOG-411 - Check directory assistance
    * Manage groups - Set preferences by group

We have few invites in stock to be distributed free, and later expecting more to come. 
9  DISCUSSION BOARDS / JOKES & FUN / Management Course - Lesson 2 on: June 28, 2009, 09:57:22 PM
A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident.  After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129'. The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129'.
The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.'  Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, 'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.'

What did you learn from this story:
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.
10  DISCUSSION BOARDS / JOKES & FUN / Management Course - Lesson 1 on: June 28, 2009, 09:54:44 PM
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.
Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.  After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?'

'It was Bob the next door neighbor,' she replies.

'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'

What did you learn from this story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.
11  DISCUSSION BOARDS / OTHER TOPICS! / Re: Tips on how to keep safe during the Swine Flu epidemic on: May 2, 2009, 04:38:11 PM

As a the world edges closer to an H1N1 influenza pandemic, here are some things individuals, businesses and organizations can do to prepare:


* Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay at home when you are sick or have flu symptoms. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

* Talk over what your family would do in a pandemic. Who would care for children or people with special needs if everyone is sick? Keep basic health supplies on hand: soap or alcohol-based hand wash, fever reducers, fluid with electrolytes and tissues.

* Because schools may close, consider pooling child care resources with neighbors, and ask schools about their back-up plans.

* Talk to your employer about telecommuting or working from home. Public transportation may be disrupted, so consider car-pooling options for all transportation needs.


* Make sure pandemic plans address long-term absenteeism rates. Ask what are the company's essential functions -- accounting, payroll, and information technology -- and identify people who perform them. Cross-train employees on these functions.

* Plan for interruptions of essential government services like sanitation, water, power and transportation, or disruptions to the food supply.

* Update sick leave and family and medical leave policies and communicate with employees about the need to stay home from work. Expand tools that enable employees to work from home with appropriate security and network access to applications.

* Maintain a healthy work environment, with good air circulation. Post tips on how to stop the spread of germs at work. Ensure wide and easy access to hand sanitizers.

* Tell employees about the threat of pandemic flu and the steps the company is taking to prepare for it.


* Consider how an influenza pandemic would affect regular activities and services. Think about circumstances that may require you to increase, decrease or stop the services your organization delivers.

* Update sick leave and family and medical leave policies so staffers will not be penalized for personal illness or for caring for sick family members during a pandemic.

* Instruct volunteers and employees to remain home until they are well.

* See if volunteers and staff have cross-over skills like nursing or mental health counseling that could be used during a health crisis, and make that information known to local health authorities.

* Modify activities that involve person-to-person contact, such as religious rites that involve sharing drink from common glasses or holding hands.

Source: Reuters and Trust for America's Health

More ideas can be found at www.pandemicflu.gov/
12  DISCUSSION BOARDS / OTHER TOPICS! / Tips on how to keep safe during the Swine Flu epidemic on: April 30, 2009, 10:49:00 PM
Swine influenza (also swine flu) refers to influenza caused by any strain of the influenza virus endemic in pigs (swine). Strains endemic in swine are called swine influenza virus (SIV).

Of the three genera of human flu, two are endemic also in swine: Influenzavirus A is common and Influenzavirus C is rare. Influenzavirus B has not been reported in swine. Within Influenzavirus A and Influenzavirus C, the strains endemic to swine and humans are largely distinct.

Swine flu is common in swine and rare in humans. People who work with swine, especially people with intense exposures, are at risk of catching swine influenza if the swine carry a strain able to infect humans. However, these strains infrequently circulate between humans as SIV rarely mutates into a form able to pass easily from human to human. In humans, the symptoms of swine flu 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.

The 2009 flu outbreak in humans is due to a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 that derives in part from human influenza, avian influenza, and two separate strains of swine influenza. The origins of this new strain are unknown, and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reports that it has not been isolated in swine. It passes with apparent ease from human to human, an ability attributed to an as-yet unidentified mutation. The strain in most cases causes only mild symptoms and the infected person makes a full recovery without requiring medical attention and without the use of antiviral medicines.

Tips from on how to keep safe during the swine flu epidemic:

-   Wash your hands frequently, especially before meals.
-   Carry waterless hand sanitizer with you
-   Do not drink from the same cups or share utensils
-   If possible avoid crowded places including travel on trains and planes
-   A distance of at least 3 feet is suggested
-   Cough and sneeze into a tissue that you throw away
-   Clean surfaces with 70% Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) or 5% Lysol or 10% bleach
-   Children, the elderly, & immune compromised should take extra precautions
-   If you have flu symptoms, like a fever with a cough, sore throat, or vomiting, and you have traveled to Mexico in the past seven days, call your doctor. A physician can determine whether you need to see a doctor to treat your flu symptoms.

"Flu is spread by droplets from respiratory secretions, usually from coughing or sneezing. That's why there is so much emphasis on anyone with a cough wearing a mask. It is a preventative measure."

13  DISCUSSION BOARDS / COMPUTER Tips & Tricks / Which Intel Processor is good for my PC or Notebook? on: June 13, 2008, 03:09:43 AM
Choose the Intel processor that's right for what you want to do.
14  DISCUSSION BOARDS / EXPAT ZONE / Riyadh - Sri Lankan Maid Dies in Airport Lounge on: March 6, 2008, 11:13:58 PM
A Sri Lankan maid, who was going home on completion of her contract, died at the King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh on Tuesday, consular officials reported yesterday.

Mudiyansalage Wijemenike, 47, collapsed at the airport as she was boarding a Colombo-bound flight. Her sponsor, Ghazi Fahd Al-Ghazi, was present at the airport with his family to see off his maid who was going on final exit.

According to the sponsor, Wijemenike developed a chest pain at the airport as she was going to the airline counter to get her boarding pass. "When she complained of pain in her chest I took her in a wheelchair to the medical clinic at the airport where the physicians proclaimed her dead," Al-Ghazi said.

The body was taken to a morgue at the King Abdulaziz Medical Complex.

Al-Ghazi said that every member of his family loved Wijemenike, who came to work for him in 2005 on a three-year contract.

"We asked her to come back but she refused saying that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with her family in Sri Lanka," Al-Ghazi said.

A Sri Lankan Embassy official said the sponsor regularly paid her wages and gave her extra money when she decided to go home for good. He footed the bill for repatriating Wijemenike's body.
15  DISCUSSION BOARDS / EXPAT ZONE / You are invited - Kingdom of Peace by Dr. Zakir Naik on: March 1, 2008, 02:38:23 AM
You are cordially invited along with  your family and friends to a talk on “Kingdom of Peace” by Dr. Zakir Naik followed by an open Question & Answers session.

Date: 6th March 2008 Thursday
Time: 8.00pm to 11.00pm
Venue: King Fahd Cultural Centre, Riyadh

Map to the venue can be seen here:


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