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A deputy engineer of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) Vasai Division, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB),Thane, for  accepting a bribe of more than a lakh from a consumer on Tuesday evening.

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November 25, 2007 Posted by | News and Views | , | 1 Comment

Good news for industries and businesses in the Vasai-Virar

There is some good news for industries and businesses in the Vasai-Virar area. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to set up a complex on the lines of the Bandra Kurla Complex there.

Proposed complex

MMRDA commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad who visited Vasai on Wednesday morning said that the complex would be located in Diwanman at Manickpur-Navghar.

Ratnakar Gaikwad

Fifty acres have already been identified for the project. More land will be looked at, depending on the requirement.
Gaikwad said the state would implement the project with help from the City Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO).

The complex would cater to requirements of business houses in Vasai, Virar, Nallasopara and Navghar-Manickpur areas.

He added that the state would provide loans to the municipal councils of the area for the project. He refused to divulge additional details, saying that the talks were at the initial stage. He also did not specify when the project would be completed.

Other plans in the area

• Skywalk proposed from Virar station (West) to Shivaji statue petrol pump on Agashi road

• Infrastructure for sewage, public toilets, fire stations etc

• Revival of an abandoned railway bridge between Naigaon and Bhayandar. According to Gaikwad, light vehicles would be able to ply on the repaired bridge. This will also help residents of Panju village who have been isolated due to the closure of the bridge.

• Dumping ground at Gokhiware

SourceMumbai Mirror

November 18, 2007 Posted by | News and Views | 9 Comments

Are You a Type D?

Are You a Type D?

The Dangers of Chronic Distress

Are you worried, irritable and socially inhibited?

A simple test may help predict the health effects.

BY MICHAEL CRAIG MILLER, M.D. YEARS AGO, WHEN THE psychologistJohan Denollet was first working with cardiac patients at a university hospital in Antwerp, Belgium, he noticed a paradox. Some heart-attack survivors remained cheerful and optimistic, even though they had suffered extensive cardiac damage. They joined eagerly in rehabilitation programs and adhered to them. Others, though, grew discouraged. They tended to resist rehab, even after milder heart arracks, and spent most of their energy complaining. Denollet, began to suspect that there was something fundamentally different about these two groups of patients. So he set out to find a way of measuring it. The tool he developeda simple, 14-question personality test known as the DS14is now opening a new frontier in cardiology.

The test, defines overall distress in terms of two emotional states:“negative affectivity”(worry, irritability, gloom) and“social inhibition” (reticence and a lack of self -assurance). High distress scores are strongly associated with both hypertension and coronary heart disease. And among people who already have heart conditions, those with the highest distress scores – the so-calledType D personalities– are less responsive to treatment and have a poorer quality of life. They are also more likely to die prematurely.

Denollet’s DS14 isn’t the first attempt to link personality to medical risk. During the 1960s and ‘70s, psychologists devised a short alphabet to describe the different tendencies.Type A’s – the perfectionists and strives who worked weekends– were deemed to be the most likely candidates for heart disease. Relaxed, non-competitiveType B’s were supposed to be the models of health. AndType Cs– outwardly pleasant people who avoid conflict by suppressing their feelings– were said to be cancer-prone.

How strongly could your distress score affect your health? The study found that Type D patients were more than four times as likely as others to experience heart attack or death within six to nine mouths of the procedure.

The DS14 is looking more and more like a parlor game worth playing. But don’t panic if you score at the high end of the scale.Type D personality itself is not a mental illness. It is a collection of normal human traits. And as Denollet is quick to point out, “there are many Type D individuals who are living healthy lives and functioning quite well.” A good marriage can be an antidote to social inhibition, especially if your partner’s ease with people compensates for your own discomfort. And even the most distress – prone person can learn through psychotherapy to cope with stress and beat back anxious thoughts. Many Type D people have trouble seeking help – by definition; they’re ill at ease and afraid to open up to others – but physicians. Family members and friends can help them over those hurdles. And the test itself can help Type D people own up to their fears and frustrations, since it doesn’t require any embarrassing social interaction.

EVEN IF YOU NEVER FULLYconquer your distress; you can take practical steps to make it less toxic to your health. Daily exercise and a wholesome diet will reduce almost anyone’s risk of a heart arrack. And lifestyle changes that protect your heart can improve your emotional state as well. In a 2001 study, Denollet found that comprehensive cardiac-rehab programs had the effect of boosting people’s moods as well as their survival rates, making their lives both richer and longer.

Test

The social and emotional problems associated with Type D personality can increase your chances of developing heart disease. Read each statement and circle the appropriate number to indicate your answer. There are no rights or wrong answers: your own impression is the only thing that matters.

Circle your answers:

 

False

Less False

Neutral

Less True

True

1. I make contact easily when I meet people 4 3 2 1 0
2. I often make a fuss about unimportant things 0 1 2 3 4
3. I often talk to strangers 4 3 2 1 0
4. I often feel unhappy 0 1 2 3 4
5. I am often irritated 0 1 2 3 4
6. I often feel inhibited in social interactions 0 1 2 3 4
7. I take a gloomy view of things 0 1 2 3 4
8. I find it hard to start a conversation 0 1 2 3 4
9. I am often in a bad mood 0 1 2 3 4
10. I am a closed kind of person 0 1 2 3 4
11- I would rather keep people at a distance 0 1 2 3 4
12. I often find myself worrying about something 0 1 2 3 4
13. I am often down in the dumps 0 1 2 3 4
14. When socializing, I don’t find the right things to talk about 0 1 2 3 4

ADD YOUR ANSWERS

Negative Affectivity:Add scores for questions 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 13

Social Inhibition:

Add scores for questions 1, 3, 6, 8, 19, 11 and 14

SCORE THE RESULTS

You qualify as a Type D personality if your Negative Affectivity is 10 or higher and your Social Inhibition is 10 or higher.

Source: Newsweek Magazine

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ZODIAC CALENDAR and Animal

ZODIAC CALENDAR

Rat

a

Aggressive, ambitious, generous, honest, persistence, imaginative, thrifty, to live well and enjoy it, easily makes friends.

Year of Rat : 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912, 1900

Ox

Powerful individual, successful, unyielding, stubborn, good leader, upright, inspirational, calm and easygoing, self assurance, quiet, good with hands, eloquent.

Year of Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925, 1913, 1901

Tiger

Powerful and strong, competent, charming, courageous, loving, carefree, deep thinkers, carries a grudge, highly respected.

Year of Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914, 1902

Rabbit

Affectionate, clever, ambitious, smooth talkers, talented, obliging, always pleasant, respected, trustful, tranquil, avoids risks.

Year of Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927, 1915, 1903

Dragon

Powerful, energetic, courageous, healthy, intelligent, gifted, honest.

Year of Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928, 1916, 1904

Snake

Clever, tremendous wisdom, profound thinkers, determined, romantic, beautiful as a woman, handsome as a man, usually rich, hates debts, helpful.

Year of Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917, 1905

Horse

Popular, cheerful, hardworking, intelligent, friendly, strong lover, likes music, good money managers.

Year of Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906

Ram

Creative, wise, gentle, artistic, passionate, elegant, warmhearted, honest, good problem solvers, religious, entrepreneur.

Year of Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907

Monkey

Intelligent, inventive, successful, skillful with hands, decisive, clever, magnetic personality, entertaining, well informed, famous.

Year of Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920, 1908

Rooster

Courageous, hardworking, deep thinkers, handles pressure well, perceptive, fast learner, skillful, enjoy cooking.

Year of Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921, 1909

Dog

Loyal, honest, work well with others, generous, hardworking, Affectionate, clever, ambitious,

Year of Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922, 1910

Pig

Honest, reliable, brave and well-mannered, sincere, kind, affectionate, thirst for knowledge, successful professionals, treat their loved ones with great kindness, enjoy material comfort.

Year of Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923, 1911

Year of each animal

Any year plus or minus 12 or 12 Multiple (For example: 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 96 and so on.) is the year with the Same animal sign.

November 18, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Computer time ups aches and pains for college kids

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Computer time ups aches and pains for college kids

The more time college students spend on the computer on a particular day, the more likely they are to suffer from musculoskeletal problems during that 24-hour period, a new study shows.

However, because of the small size of the study — just 27 students participated — it was not possible to determine whether particular patterns of usage or postures made musculoskeletal problems more likely.

Musculoskeletal symptoms of the upper parts of the body are common among college and university students, especially female undergrads, college seniors, and engineering grad students, Dr. Jack Tigh Dennerlein of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and colleagues report in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

Given that heavy computer use is a major risk factor for such symptoms, Dennerlein and his team measured undergraduate students’ computer time with usage-monitoring software to determine if daily time spent on a computer was related to musculoskeletal symptoms experienced on a particular day.

During the study, which was conducted during three one-week periods during the spring semester, 96% of the students reported some type of musculoskeletal problem at least once. About half the time, pain involved the neck, while the lower back, upper back and shoulders were the next most common pain sites.

Students who averaged three or more hours on the computer each day were 50% more likely to have musculoskeletal symptoms, the researchers found. Those with the highest daily computer use time were nearly twice as likely to have these problems as those with the lowest computer time, although this relationship wasn’t significant from a statistical standpoint.

The observed high musculoskeletal symptom prevalence and the potential relationship between computer usage and symptoms suggested that further research is needed to protect the student population the researchers conclude, calling for longer-term, larger studies that also examine students’ posture at the computer and other potential musculoskeletal pain risk factors.

November 18, 2007 Posted by | Teens Today | Leave a comment