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 Issue #88 1st September 2005
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- 4-6 bell peppers
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For The Filling::
- 2 tbsp oil 
- 1 large onion
- 1 tsp. garlic paste
- 1\2 kg. lean minced beef
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire or soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. tomato ketchup
- 2\3 cup stock or water
- 1 tsp. red chilli
- salt and pepper according to taste

1, Select squat round pepper that will stand upright. Using a small sharp knife, cut round the stem of each pepper. Draw it out, together with the seeds from inside.
2. Place the pepper together in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Then drain the peppers upside down and set aside while preparing the filling.
3. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the chopped onions and fry for few minutes until soft but not brown.
4. Add mince meat and garlic to the onions. Continue to fry until the meat is well browned
5. Chopped the tomatoes and add to the meat. Sprinkle in the flour and stir thoroughly.
Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato ketchup, salt, chilli powder, pepper, and stock or water. Stir over low heat for about 5 minutes or until sauce is thick.
6. Spoon the meat mixture evenly into the peppers. Arrange the peppers in a well buttered oven proof dish. Sprinkle the top of each pepper with parmesan cheese.
7. Add about 3 tablespoons of water to the dish.
8. Place the dish in the centre of a oven at 350F and cook for 35-40 minutes. Serve hot.  


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Long working hours
'health risk'

Working long hours can greatly increase the risk of suffering injury or illness, a study says

 Workers who do overtime were 61% more likely to become hurt or ill, once factors such as age and gender were taken into account. And working more than 12 hours a day raised the risk by more than a third, the University of Massachusetts found. A 60-hour week carried a 23% greater risk, the study of US records from 110,236 employment periods found. The study looked at data from 1987 to 2000. An employment period relates to the time a person spent at one firm. Counting this way meant some individuals might have been covered by the research more than once.
Report co-author Allard Dembe said risk was not necessarily associated with how hazardous the job was. "The results of this study suggest that jobs with long working hours are not more risky merely because they are concentrated in inherently hazardous industries or occupations. "Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that long working hours indirectly precipitate workplace accidents through a causal process, for instance, by inducing fatigue or stress in affected workers." And he said the findings, published in the Occupational and Environmental Health journal, supported initiative such as the 48-hour European Working Time Directive to cut the number of working hours. From the records, researchers found 5,139 work-related injuries and illnesses, ranging from stress to cuts, burns and muscle injuries.
Overtime risk

More than half of these injuries and illnesses occurred in jobs with extended working hours or overtime. The researchers concluded that the more hours worked, the greater the risk of injury.
But they did not find that lengthy commutes to and from work had any impact on illness and injury.
In the UK 14% of the working population - 3.6m - work more than 48 hours a week.Paul Sellers, a policy adviser at the Trade Union Congress, said the findings were unsurprising.
"It is clear that working long hours is not good for you. And what is important to realise that it is not fair on other people.
"If you are involved in an accident whether at work or because you are tired from work it can involve other people."In the UK the situation is gradually getting better, but employers need to realise it is in their interests not to push people into working long hours.
"Often it is the case of a workplace not being organised properly that people work long hours."
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COMPUTER NEWS
By Usman Shahid

InnoPath Mobile Virus Solution
InnoPath Software announced an anti-virus solution to protect against virus threats to mobile handsets, developed in collaboration with Intel and McAfee. This technology will be demonstrated on an Intel XScale technology-based mobile platform utilizing... 

Microsoft Developing Its Own Paid-search Program

Looking to become a player in a lucrative market where rivals Google and Yahoo have been busy for years, Microsoft is developing its own paid-search advertising program 

New Yahoo Service To Feature Blogging Tool

Like similar offerings recently introduced by Microsoft and Lycos, Yahoo 360 provides blogging within a broader service whose main aim is to serve as a communications tool between users and acquaintances Microsoft Alters Visual Studio, SQL Server Shipment Plans Microsoft gave itself more wiggle room for shipping the Visual Studio 2005 development tools and SQL Server 2005 database lineup. 

Windows XP Without Media Player Gets An 'N'

Microsoft has agreed to tag an "N" to the name of the Windows XP versions without Windows Media Player that it has been ordered to offer by the European Commission as part of an antitrust decision. 

Symantec Acknowledges Two Holes In Antivirus Products

Symantec Corp. has acknowledged that flaws in some of its antivirus products could allow malicious hackers to use denial-of-service attacks to crash systems running the software, disrupting automatic protection features. 

Microsoft Gives Blaster Author A Break On Damages

Jeffrey Lee Parson, a 19-year-old convicted of creating a variant of the Blaster worm, will have to work 75 hours per year over a three-year period with less fortunate members of his community. 

PC Drive Reaches 500GB

Hitachi Data Systems Corp.'s new Deskstar 7K500 drive marks several milestones in the storage industry: It's the first desktop hard drive to reach 500GB and one of the first to use the speedy new SATA II interface. 

Toshiba Develops Fast-charging Battery Technology
Devices could feature new batteries -- which could be recharged about 60 times faster than conventional lithium ion -- in about three years.




 

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Dr. Sarosh Mahmood Quereshy MB, BS. (KEMC), M.D., (USA), PM&R (USA) Joine CP Medical Team, May Allah bless him for his good deeds. He will be part of our Orthopedic Clinic and will be gladly reply your questions related to bones.
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Questions regarding, back, neck, shoulder, elbow, knee, hip (basically any joint disease). Nerve pain that radiate like neck pain with numbness and tingling in the hands, or back pain travelling to the legs or feet (sciatica), Stroke, and paralysis, limb amputation, genetic muscular disorders, MS and ALS, spinal cord injuries will be answered by him.
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Dear Tahir bhai, Assalamualikum, trust you would be fine by the grace of Allah Almighty, I listened the above RCP Program on BP with Dr. Irfan and would undoubtedly mark this as the best, informative and useful program on this topic I have ever listened/watched from any radio/television. Additionally, your intention to get each and every point elaborated by the expert is very admirable.  
I thank you so much for your devotional efforts for the community and congratulate you for such a good and remarkable achievements/sessions with the experts. May Allah Almighty bless you for your efforts for the Pakistani community and reward you in this world and the world hereafter. Ameen. 
Kindly, also convey  my sincere thanks to Dr.Irfan for his time and professional advices to the community and now look forward for further episodes in this regard. Best regards. Tariq Mahmood, Riyadh
Dear Bhai, many thanks for your encouraging note and we are pleased that you liked the program. Emails such as yours are always fuel that energizes CP team to do more and more for the community. Please stay in touch. Thank you. RCP Team.

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Dear Sir Assalam O Allakum,
Hope to find you in the best of health and life. I will directly come to my question:
I am residing in Dammam (KSA) and I want to open a bank account in Pak and to deal with some property matters while still remaining here, because unfortunately due to my job reservations I am unable to go to Pakistan for some period of time. Before sometime I read in some edition of Contact Pakistan that such matters can be solved by issuing a General Power of Attorney in some one's name (who is in Pak and who can act in such matters on your behalf). Right now my question is, how can i have such Power of Attorney and which are the offices from where i have to  attest and then send to Pak.
Thanks for your precious time. Ilyas Ahmed Dammam - KSA+966-502-893-892
I advise that Power of attorney may be got attested by Pakistan embassy from Riyadh or Jeddah and that would  be adequate and legal. But you better seek legal assistance as each Power of attorney with different types of property have to be incorporated in the said Registered Power of attorney differently, depending on the circumstance of the case and choice of parties. You need not come and expenses of travel would be saved. If you authorize a Lawyer also, it would surely safeguard the interests of the parties. Such a lawyer would protect against the misuse of the Power of attorney by the attorney as you would be away from the place of transaction taking place in Pakistan.
Saeed Ghori,
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The Terrible Plague
Written By: Syeda Amna Zubia, 9, Y4, P.I.S.J. (E.S.)

The Great Plague arrives in London in 1665 and people are dying in vast numbers each day. Every night I hear, in bed, that the carts are taking bodies of for burial. But, thanks to God, my family is safe. I feel good and whenever I walk in the streets for groceries, I look around and thank God my family is safe.

I went to the shop for bread.  There I saw that were not shaking hands. Infact, they were not even going close to each other. When I try to pay for the bread, the shopkeeper didn’t take it. He tells me to put it in a bowl of vinegar. I heard lots of stories about the plague. Some said it is caused by bad air. Some said it is the side effect of living together. There were lots more.
         When I went home I found that one of my relative has got the plague. At first she has high temperature. Then she has a lot of headaches. We burn tar in the house to avoid the plague. I feel very sorry for her.
         When we called the doctor, he came immediately. He looked strange in his outfit. His outfit had a beak with herbs and spices inside it. It made me think of a bird. He advised us to give her medicines for headaches and temperature.
         My relative got better. He didn't get the spots all over the body. He recovered a lot and wasn't having any more temperatures and headaches. We aren't worried any more for him, but the people who have the plague, we are. Last week an old man's young son and daughter died, and even his wife! I thank God my relative is better and my family is safe.

Here are some interesting facts that might make your world spin!

Did you know?
  • Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees
  • The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a light bulb for four hours
  • Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.
  • One bus carries as many people as 40 cars!
  • More than 1/3 of all energy is used by people at home
  • Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year
  • We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year
  • 1/3 of all water is used to flush the toilet.
  • The 500 million automobiles on earth burn an average of 2 gallons of fuel a day.
  • Each gallon of fuel releases 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air.
  • Approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each ear ends up in the ocean.
  • By 1995 over 200 of the world landfills will be full.
  • The amount of wood and paper we throw away is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years
  • Earth is 2/3 water. but all the fresh water streams only represent one hundredth of one percent.
  • 14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year
  • It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones
  • 5 billion aluminum cans are used each year
  • 84 percent of all household waste can be recycled.
  • For every 2000 pounds of paper (1 ton) recycled, we save 7,000 gallons of water free from chemicals.
  • Approximately only 10 percent of every landfill can be cleaned up.
  • Ivory comes from dead elephants, its best not to buy it.
  • Fur coats often come from endangered animals, it's best not to buy them.
  • One gallon of motor oil can contaminate up to 2 million gallons of water. so dispose of properly!
  • Here is an example of the water we use everyday:

      3-7 gallons for toilet,
      25-30 gallons for tub,
      50-70 gallons for a 10 minute shower,
      1 washing machine load uses 25-40 gallons,
      1 dishwasher load uses 9-12 gallons

  • Here is an example of how long it takes some things take to break down:

      plastics take 500 years,
      aluminum cans take 500 years,
      organic materials, take 6 months,
      cotton, rags, paper take 6 months.

 For Whom We Do?
Hello Young fellows. Hope you are in pink of your health.
Getting along with our topic this time…We sometimes get hurt when we do no wrong to others but get ill treated by them. At such times, the feeling of despair prevails on us. Sometimes the friends we think we are so close to might turn down with show of insincerity. A school boy of forth grade returns home, heart broken and relates to his mother how his best friend had cheated on him. "Mom, I had helped Ali with the problems he was having in essay assignment. I went out of the way to make him grasp the tips. But today when we were asked to hand over our assignments, I did not my find mines in my bag when I had made sure I place it there last night. I had to face the teacher's wrath and when the homework was returned after being marked, I was shocked to see my work in Ali's hand."  Similar story …a ten year old girl tells her elder sister, "Baji, my friend Lina asked me to let her cheat in the test today and when I refused; she openly accused me of being selfish. I feel so sad, as I had been always so kind with her and helped her with the lessons". The above scenes are common. All of us get hurt when we wish good for others but are not paid the same way.

In anguish, we sometimes plan not to do good again and ill-feelings for others start to breed in our desolated hearts. But this is not the right course to take. The right way will be to change our view. We do good not to get good from others, though it is but human nature to expect good being returned for good. We shall do all for the sake of Allah. All our actions shall be to make Allah happy. Our fellow feelings, or kindness, our generosity, forbearance shall all be not be to merely  hear good comments from people or get same in return, but because Allah wants us to be good to His creations. This motivation will not only convince us to be good to all, irrespective of our relation with him/her, but it will also fetch us high reward from Allah as God Almighty sees our intentions.  If we do it for Him, we will get blessings from Him. If we do for others then we will be asked to go to that person or thing for which we did the act for.  

When we start doing "All for Allah" we will find ourselves not hurt by other's ill dealings. See for example, you help your needy friend financially or with her academic problem, not with the intention that she shall also do the same for you but you do it for Allah. If later, you need her help but she walks out on you, you will not be as hurt which other wise you might have thinking I helped her and she has turned me down. Rather you will console yourself that your good act was for Allah and it will be rewarded if no here then Hereafter.
Leaving you with worth remembering words from Mother Teresa,  
If you are kind,
People may accuse
You of selfish motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest and frantk,
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God;
It never was between you and them anyway.

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

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