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Sweet & Sour Chicken

- 450 g boneless chicken breast
- 2 tbsp.flour
- 2 tbsp. cornflour
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1\4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. vinegar
- 1\4 tsp. white pepper
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1\2 cup syrup from canned pineapple
- 1\3 cup vinegar
- 1\3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. corn flour
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
-1\4 cup ketch up
- 1\4 tsp. chines salt
- 4-5 pineapple rings
- 2 sprig onions
- 1 carrot
- half green bell pepper
- half yellow bell pepper
- half red bell pepper
- 1 small white onion
- oil for deep frying 

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces.Sift the flour corn flour and salt together in a mixing bowl. make a well in the center, add the egg and mix with a little of the flour,using a wooden spoon or hand. Add soy sauce and draw in the flour, beat until the better is smooth. beat in the pepper and vinegar. Marinate the chicken pieces in the batter for 2-3 hours.
2. In a small saucepan mix together, the chicken stock, pineapple syrup, vinegar, sugar, ketch up, corn flour, salt and soy sauce.
3. Bring to boil, stirring constantly,simmer for 3-4 minutes. Keep hot.
4. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the marinated chicken until crisp and golden. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
5. Cut pineapple, carrots, spring onions.white onions and bell pepper into wedges.
6. Heat 2-3 tbs. of oil and fry all of the vegetables for 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender but still crisp.
7. Put the fried chicken pieces into the vegetables and pour the sauce over it, stirring constantly cook for 1 minute.
8. Serve in a hot bowl with plain or fried rice.

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Potato peels can be made into tasty wafers. Immerse the peel in warm water to which a pinch of salt is added and then dry it. Deep fry till crisp and you have delicious potato wafers.

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The age of retirement should be raised to 85 by 2050 because of trends in life expectancy, a US biologist has said.
Shripad Tuljapurkar of Stanford University says anti-ageing advances could raise life expectancy by a year each year over the next two decades.
That will put a strain on economies around the world if current retirement ages are maintained, he warned.
He also told a science meeting in St Louis that 50-year or 75-year mortgages may not be unusual in the future. Dr Tuljapurkar was speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in the Missouri city. "People are going to do things they didn't get round to in their working lives. Current institutions are really not equipped at the moment to deal with such long lives," Dr Tuljapurkar said. "We are going to have to plan a lot more carefully, which people are not very good at."

Lifestyle trends

The Stanford researcher has been looking at relationships between historical trends in ageing, population growth and economic activity. Based on this, he came up with a scenario in which anti-ageing technologies will increase the most common age of death by one year per year between 2010 and 2030. Dr Tuljapurkar then applied this scenario to four countries: the US, China, Sweden and India. He found that his projected trends in life expectancy would have profound effects on the economy, lifestyle and population demographics. "It might be possible to go through two mortgages, for example, or even have 50-year or 75-year mortgages," Dr Tuljapurkar explained. In the US, the cost of social security and medical care would almost double if people retired at 65 under Tuljapurkar's scenario. But an increase in the retirement age to 85 would bring costs down to today's levels. However these trends would also create a "permanent underclass" of countries where opportunities for increased life expectancy were not the same as in the industrialised world. "We can't even get retrovirals to some countries now," he told journalists.
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1st March 2006

Dr. Usmani tells us all about various kinds of cancer and what is it we should be doing to know more about this deadly disease and what are the preventions for cancers such as breast cancer in females. One hour plus brings you information and Dr. Usmani's favorite songs.


What could be better breakfast than having Bong and Naan in winter mornings. Bj explains all steps to make this desi dish.
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Dear Iqbal Bhai, 
First, I thank you from the depth of my heart, for all you and CP Team is doing for the benefit and awareness of our community. May Allah pour His Blessings on you all. 
I do highly appreciate your interest and concern for the betterment of our community. With regards to your item in this fortnight's newsletter "Wish to Setup Business in KSA", I have some observations for the benefit of our Pakistani brothers and sisters and to avoid any misunderstanding that may arise after reading this item. 
Setting up business in Saudi Arabia, as mentioned in the abovementioned item is not that easy. For correct information of our community, I would like to mention that according to Article (6) Item (3) of the Executive Rules of the Foreign Investment Act, "An investor is a natural person who has come to the Kingdom for investment". In other words it means that "resident non-Saudis are not elegible for investment". 
You can view the Executive Rules of FIA at the following link:
I therefore request you to correct this information so that our community members do not waste their time and energy in applying for the license, and then being sorry for not having obtained it. And, yes; this is a real opportunity for people not residing in the Kingdom and wanting to setup their businesses in Saudi Arabia, because the minimum requirement has been reduced to just SR.100,000 for services projects. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact me any time. Best regards, Faiz H. Khilji
Thank you for your kind and positive input. For general information your email is published here.

Dear Sir.
I need your help regarding to family Visa issue. There is rumored that Govt. is getting  changes in their Visa policies. Could you please give us any proper information. Because in Saudi Arabia normally people don't know any thing ( especially Govt. related affairs). every body has different views. Could you please provide us proper information specially for the Family Visa. Thanks for your co-operation. Mohd. Naeem Qasim, Al Khobar.
Dear Bhai, soon inshaAllah we will publish information about visit visa. Zarori Baat last episode had few tips for obtaining the visit visa.

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 Maintain Your Grades 
And the exams season has again set in. I ca say the blue faces of some of you out there. Yes, exams do sound gloomy but they are an essential part. It is through these that students' caliber is tested. I hope you all are preparing well for the approaching exams. Best of luck!
Keeping in view this exam season. I have chosen a related topic for this fortnight's newsletter.
 "I want to stand first in my class" thatís what most students aim for. I would say "No". That is not the right goal. It means that you want to come first in your classmates by being the top scorer. But what if your lot of class fellows is not the brilliant ones. They are average or below average scorers and even though with little hard work you do come first, but your percentage is not good. In this manner, you won't be equipped to deal tougher competitions. So the right approach is to set a target in terms of what grade and percentage you want to get and keep them. You must rephrase your goal like "I want to maintain A1 grade or that I want to score above ninety percentage". In case, getting first position was your target, you will get lazy once you achieve it. But if your target was to get a defined grade, then you are likely to continue working hard to keep it.
Getting your target is not that tedious as much as maintaining it is. Once you stand first, the goal is over and as a result it is likely that soon the laziness takes over you and you lose. Once you are at the victory stand, you have to put in more to stay there. See it is an ongoing effort.
So you see it makes a difference in just the simple way that you state your goal. As you prepare for the upcoming assessments, set a goal for the score that you are going to achieve and maintain. Remember 'The secret of success is constancy to purpose'.  May Allah's blessings be with you. Till we meet next, take care and Allah Hafiz

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