Issue#125 15th June 2007
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CHICKEN MANCHURIAN

MARINATE
- 450 g boneless chicken breast
- 1  tbsp. soy sauce
- 1\4 tsp. Chinese salt
- 1\4 tsp. white pepper

- 1 tsp. vinegar
- SAUCE :
- 1\2 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp. corn flour
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1\4 tsp. chines salt
- 4 tbsp. clear honey

- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1\4 tsp. white pepper
- 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
1.
Wash and cut chicken into 2 inch strips. Marinate the chicken with salt, pepper, vinegar and soy sauce for about 20 minutes.

2. Heat oil in a wok and fry the marinated chicken until the chicken is tender. Drain. 
3. Place the chicken in a wok. Add soya sauce. brown sugar, honey and chicken stock, salt and pepper.
4. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, simmer for 3-4 minutes or until all the moisture has evaporated and thick coating of sauce has formed over the chicken. sprinkle with sesame seeds, stir once and transfer to a serving dish.
5. Serve with plain or fried rice.
 


Home made egg noodles
 Beat 6 eggs lightly. Add a pinch of salt and sift in
enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll the dough very thinly (much thinner than
pie pastry) sprinkle flour on the surface to prevent it from sticking. Let it remain
on the table to dry for 30 minutes, then slice it into very fine strips. You can use
these egg noodles soup (soup with a few noodles) or fried noodles.

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9 Essential Health Tips 
(The Basics to Practice Every Day)
 

"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." -Arabian Proverb

1. Move More
Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in small increments of time. It doesn't have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or tai chi or kickboxing. But that's great when you're up to it. Meanwhile, move more. Thought for the day: Cha, Cha, Cha…. Then do it!

2. Cut Fat
Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats. Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten in limited amounts. Most are available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter, fat free cheeses and mayonnaise. Thought for the day: Lean, mean, fat-burning machine…. Then be one!

3. Quit Smoking 
The jury is definitely in on this verdict. Ever since 1960 when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to your health, Americans have been reducing their use of tobacco products that kill. Just recently, we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescents and teens. Could it be the Hollywood influence? It seems the stars in every movie of late smoke cigarettes. Beware. Warn your children of the false romance or 'tough guy' stance of Hollywood smokers. Thought for the day: Give up just one cigarette…. the next one.

4. Reduce Stress 
Easier said than done, stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible. Thought for the day: When seeing red, think pink clouds….then float on them. 

5. Protect Yourself from Pollution 
If you can't live in a smog-free environment, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good. Plant lots of shrubbery in your yard. It's a good pollution and dirt from the street deterrent. Thought for the day: 'Smoke gets in your eyes'…and your mouth, and your nose and your lungs as do pollutants….hum the tune daily.

6. Wear Your Seat Belt
Statistics show that seat belts add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in car crashes. Thought for the day: Buckle down and buckle up.

7. Floss Your Teeth
Recent studies make a direct connection between longevity and teeth flossing. Nobody knows exactly why. Perhaps it's because people who floss tend to be more health conscious than people who don't? Thought for the day: Floss and be your body's boss.

8. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook 
There's a definitive connection between living well and healthfully and having a cheerful outlook on life. Thought for the day: You can't be unhappy when you're smiling or singing. 

9. Choose Your Parents Well 
The link between genetics and health is a powerful one. But just because one or both of your parents died young in ill health doesn't mean you cannot counteract the genetic pool handed you. Thought for the day: Follow these basic tips for healthy living and you can better control your own destiny.

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AAs per the recently published study in NEJM, a question is being raised with respect to the safety of  Avendia (Rosiglitazone) GlaxoSmithKline drug, in diabetic people.  We suggest our Community members to closely discuss with your treating physician prior to using this medication. 

Effect of Rosiglitazone on the Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Death from Cardiovascular Causes
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Riyadh region has so much to offer to its residents. If you are a person who loves to enjoy weekends by visiting new places that are unique and offer thrilling scenery then Asif and Narjis will bring you each week a new place to explore.

Online Exit Re-Entry Facility is Introduced in Saudi Arabia

It is the first e-service in the Kingdom to fully satisfy all the conditions of e-government services. It has been developed as feature in "Muqeem" service that is provided by Al-Elm Information Security in cooperation with the General Directorate of Passports.

 

More than three million exit-reentry visas are issued annually in various provinces in the Kingdom, which means that three million transactions are started with a paper form, a photo, a certified delegation letter, and a payment reseed. This transaction will be handled by service officers to go through the procedure in one of Passports branches to be submitted later on to the beneficiary unless it is interrupted due to a traffic violation or any other missing documents.

 

That all become a history now !!

The issuance of an exist-reentry visa through "Muqeem" service will take less than two minutes and without the need for anybody to leave his office. The new story goes as the following:

 

In The First Minute: The delegated employee will pay for the visa electronically through one of accredited banks websites.

In the Second Minute: The delegated employee will access "Muqeem" website on the Internet by entering his access credentials and he will issue an exit-reentry visa.

 

After that, he will print the visa at his office on regular printing paper and he will attach it to the employee's passport. The expatriate employee will receive his passport and head to the airport with no worries.

 

This story might seem unreal, but this is only for organizations that have not subscribed to "Muqeem" yet !!

 

 

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Top 10 Tips for Safe Computing
You can reduce your vulnerability to identity fraud by practicing safe computing - at home, at work, on the road, and at wi-fi hotspots. This Quick Start guide lists the most important safeguards, and links to complete information on identity theft threats and how to protect yourself.
  • On any computer that connects to the Internet: Install comprehensive Internet protection. Identity thieves are increasingly using malicious software, such as viruses and spyware, to steal private data. You need protection against viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, and worms, a firewall to prevent your PC from sending data without your knowledge, and some form of "live updating" to assure that your protection stays current against constantly evolving threats.
  • On any Windows computer: Make sure you have the latest security patches for your Windows operating system and for your web browser. For Windows XP, under the "Start" menu go to All programs > Accessories > System Tools > Security Center. In the "Resources" box, click "Check for the latest updates from Windows Update."
  • Don't use public computers - such as those found at a hotel or airport - for any kind of access where security is important - such as your online banking, brokerage, or credit card accounts. Public computers can easily be infected with keylogging programs and other vulnerabilities. Remember that even gaming passwords are a valuable and oft-stolen commodity.
  • For your laptop: Your laptop faces the added security challenge of connecting to the Internet from a variety of locations, and of potentially being lost or stolen. In addition to up-to-date security software, you should password-protect access to the machine, and encrypt any sensitive data.
  • Set up the firewall on your laptop to allow connections that you regularly use - for example, to your Internet service provider. But when you connect to a public network in less-secure places, such as a public wi-fi hotspot, disallow all exceptions except the ones you actually need to use.
  • Create hard-to-crack passwords for online banking or other financial services, gaming, auctions, and payment systems, and don't keep passwords accessible on your computer. If you work in an office, or if other people have access to your workspace, don't leave passwords written down anywhere nearby. Never give your password or other account information in response to a "phishing" email, instant message, Internet pop-up, or phone call.
  • On your wireless home network: Password-protect your router and individual machines. Don't settle for the default password that your router comes with; create a unique strong password.
  • Set your wireless network to encrypt. Older home wireless networks employ a technology known as Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) which offers limited protection for private data. The newer Wi-Fi Protected Access is a better choice.
  • When you buy a used/refurbished computer, if the original operating system disks are included it's a good idea to wipe the hard disk clean and start fresh by reinstalling the software. If the system is running an older operating system, consider upgrading to Windows XP, which offers greatly enhanced security features. If the system is running Windows XP, make sure you've installed the latest security patches.
  • Protect your physical data. Most identity fraud still results from physical theft of data. Secure your mailbox, and shred documents like bank statements and credit card bills before you throw them away. Report lost or stolen identity documents immediately. Carefully examine your monthly bank and credit card statements, check your credit report annually and report any suspect activity immediately. Prompt reporting minimizes the potential loss, reduces the amount of time you'll spend correcting the problem, and increases the chance that you'll be fully reimbursed for any loss incurred.

Indian teachers "purify" students with cow urine

Credit Reuters
MUMBAI: Indian teachers sprinkled cow urine on low-caste students to purify them and drive away evil, reports said, in a country where millions of people remain oppressed at the bottom of the ancient Hindu caste system.
Upper-caste headteacher Sharad Kaithade ordered the ritual after taking over from a lower-caste predecessor at a school in a remote village in the western state of Maharashtra earlier this month, the Times of India reported.
He told an upper-caste colleague to spray cow urine in a cleansing ceremony as the students were taking an examination, wetting their faces and their answer sheets, the newspaper said.
"She said you'll study well after getting purified," student Rajat Washnik was quoted as saying by the CNN-IBN news channel. Students said they felt humiliated.
Hinduism reveres the cow, and its dung is used in the countryside as both a disinfectant and as fuel. In 2001, Hindu nationalists promoted cow's urine as a cure for ailments ranging from liver disease to obesity and even cancer.
The newspaper said the two teachers were arrested after angry parents complained to police. They have been released on bail.
India's secular constitution bans caste discrimination, but Dalits – those at the bottom of the caste system – are still commonly beaten or killed for using a well or worshipping at a temple reserved for upper castes, especially in rural areas.
Dalits, once known as "untouchables", make up around 160 million of India's billion-plus population.
In February, the New York-based Human Rights Watch group said India is failing to protect its lower-caste citizens, who were condemned to a lifetime of abuse because of their social status.


Embassy has launched its website in Saudi Arabia. Following are forms that you can download and with a PDF reader load and then print. For further details visit embassy site.

Downloadable Public Forms

New Passport/Addition Copy
Report of Loss of Passport

National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistani’s
Visa Application Form

Passport Renewal
Affidavit of Loss of Passport
Pakistan Origin Card  
Life Certificate Letter of Authority


 

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 Loving What I have
Assalam-o-alikum,
Hello buddies. So finally the much awaited for summer vacations have come!... Enjoy your holidays using them wisely at the same time.
"Mommy, I want that new doll which my friend has", demanded Rahma who already has about half a dozen dolls stacked in her cupboard. When mother explains this to Rahma she retorts, "…but I am not happy with them anymore. None of them has the hair color that my friend's doll has." And then we hear a teenager boy insisting his father to get him the latest mobile just because the previous version does not have camera."
Hear children complaining about the things that they already posses and demanding new ones is a common sight. And such a habit persists as they grow into adults. That is why we have a society where we have more whiners and fewer admirers.
Dear friends, "Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have." 
Who forces men and children alike to whine about what they have and desire for things that other have? Perhaps, our society. It does not let us feel content with what we have. It is usually the people around who compel us to get what we don’t have or might not even need. Isn’t it why we buy the new and improved version? Are there better cars out there than mine?  Maybe. Even if there were and I had it, would there then be a better one than that one?  Probably. Because there is always something better, fancier, faster, more powerful, and more expensive.  If it is not there already, it will be coming soon. So does that mean I relentlessly keep changing my car? Often the new thing has its own cons. We get a program installed in our computer but it has bugs to remove which we wait for an upgrade. The upgrade fixes the older ones and brings in new ones.
While it is good and healthy to struggle for better, it is equally important that we stay happy with what we have and love them inspite of their bugs and faults. Also each of us shall be pleased with what he/she is. If we imitate others, we will lose our own identity and we cannot even become the one whom we imitate. 
|While our society has many who have many possessions, there are very few people who are happier with what they do have. Be happy and enjoy your yourself with what is yours and let others be happy with what they have.

Ms. Amna Tariq Holy City of Makkah-Ul-Mukarrama

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