International Women’s Day on 8th of March


International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on the 8th of March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.

History

The first IWD was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. Among other relevant historic events, it came to commemorate the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The idea of having an international women’s day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions.

In 1910 the first international women’s conference was held in Copenhagen (in the labour-movement building located at Jagtvej 69, which until recently housed Ungdomshuset) by the Second International and an ‘International Women’s Day’ was established, which was submitted by the important German Socialist Clara Zetkin, although no date was specified. The following year, 1911, IWD was marked by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, on March 19. However, soon thereafter, on March 25, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City killed over 140 garment workers.

More info: Wiki – International Women’s Day

2010 International Women’s Day

On occasion of 2010 International Women’s Day the International Committee of the Red Cross is drawing attention to the hardship displaced women endure. The displacement of populations is one of the gravest consequences of today’s armed conflicts. It affects women in a host of ways.

Nation observing 100th International Women’s Day

The nation is celebrating the 100th International Women’s Day today.

President Pratibha Patil will confer the Stree Shakti Awards at a function here. The ‘Stree Shakti Puraskars‘ are given to women for their outstanding and exceptional work in field of women empowerment.

The Rajasthan Government has decided to allow women to travel free in all categories of State Roadways buses today.

In her message, President Patil said:

“Every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day to recognize the dedication and achievements of women. This year is even more special, as this is the 100th year of its observation.”

“Indian women as part of this epoch making movement have played an exemplary role and will continue to be a major determinant of our future progress and inclusive growth,” she added.

More infoNation-observing-100th-International-Women-s-Day

Your conttributuion to IWD (International Women’s Day) 2010:

in the form of:-

“wishes or sms or quotes or messages or greetings”

Happy Women’s Day!!!

Always be the LIGHT and GUIDING Star to all your near and dear ones.
GOD BLESS!!
@@@All the best to all@@@
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FarmVille – New Enjoyment In Online Flash Gaming


FarmVille

facebook has done it again, being the leader in social networking it’s out done itself by launching on its own king of online flash gaming in the www (world wide web).

First when I heard about it from my friends and family, i thought its just another online game giving out trial games and then ask for money for playing the full game. But when i checked out the game i really liked it. And now  i am addicted to it.

In FarmVille you can plow, plant and harvest crops to earn money to further expand and improve your farmstead. You can also harvest trees and collect from animals.

It’s just a crazy world , farming your own land and it’s more fun when you see your own people interacting with by sending gifts, harvesting your crops or fertilizing your crops etc.

farmville

farmville

I AM TOTALLY ADDICTED TO IT NOW!!!!

and i know you are too, so what are yoiu waiting for…….. START FARMING NOW

More Info on Farville…..

Summary:

FarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga, available as an application on the social networking website Facebook. The game allows members of Facebook to manage a virtual farm by planting, growing and harvesting virtual crops, trees, and livestock. Since its launch in June 2009, FarmVille has become the most popular game application on Facebook with 63.7 million active users on November 9th, 2009. FarmVille started as a duplicate of the popular Farm Town on Facebook.

More Info,,,,,,,,

Requirements:

Its requires the latest version of Adobe Falsh- flashplayer

Best browsers are: Firefox 3+ , IE7+ and Google Chrome 2+

All the best…. Don’t forget to help me in my farm!!!

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Clever Google Tricks


If you are on the hunt for free desktop wallpaper, stock images, WordPress templates or the like, using Google to search your favorite social media sites is your best bet. The word “free” in any standard search query immediately attracts spam. Why wade through potential spam in standard search results when numerous social media sites have an active community of users who have already ranked and reviewed the specific free items that interest you. All you have to do is direct Google to search through each of these individual social media sites, and bingo… you find quality content ranked by hundreds of other people.
Examples:
site:digg.com free “desktop wallpaper”
site:reddit.com free “wordpress templates”
site:del.icio.us free “stock images”
site:netscape.com free “ringtones”
site:stumbleupon.com free icons

 Google for Music, Videos, and Ebooks – Google can be used to conduct a search for almost any file type, including Mp3s, PDFs, and videos. Open web directories are one of the easiest places to quickly find an endless quantity of freely downloadable files. This is an oldie, but it’s a goodie! Why thousands of webmasters incessantly fail to secure their web severs will continue to boggle our minds.
Examples:
Find Music: -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Counting Crows”
Find Videos: -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(mpg|wmv) “chapelle”
Find Ebooks: -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(pdf|doc) “george orwell 1984″

Bonus Material:
Here is a list of my favorite Google advanced search operators, operator combinations, and related uses:
link:URL = lists other pages that link to the URL.
related:URL = lists other pages that are related to the URL.
site:domain.com “search term = restricts search results to the given domain.
allinurl:WORDS = shows only pages with all search terms in the url.
inurl:WORD = like allinurl: but filters the URL based on the first term only.
allintitle:WORD = shows only results with terms in title.
intitle:WORD = similar to allintitle, but only for the next word.
cache:URL = will show the Google cached version of the URL.
info:URL = will show a page containing links to related searches, backlinks, and pages containing the url. This is the same as typing the url into the search box.
filetype:SOMEFILETYPE = will restrict searches to that filetype
-filetype:SOMEFILETYPE = will remove that file type from the search.
site:www.somesite.net “+www.somesite.net” = shows you how many pages of your site are indexed by google
allintext: = searches only within text of pages, but not in the links or page title
allinlinks: = searches only within links, not text or title
WordA OR WordB = search for either the word A or B
“Word” OR “Phrase” = search exact word or phrase
WordA -WordB = find word A but filter results that include word B
WordA +WordB = results much contain both Word A and Word B
~WORD = looks up the word and its synonyms
~WORD -WORD = looks up only the synonyms to the word

Compress Javascript and CSS Files Using PHP


Enhance your Javascript and CSS resources:

I have been doing some web applications lately, and wanted to compress my Javascript and CSS files so that page loads are quicker and also the files are cached at all times.

So i thought to myself, that we could truncate the JS and CSS files by removing the unwanted spaces and characters.

So i began writing a script that does the following:

  1. Reads JS or CSS files(s) from a particular folder called either js or css.
  2. Removes all the unwanted characters and blank spaces.
  3. Creates a new file in a new directory called js_cache or css_cache.
  4. Wallla!! we have done it, you have successfully reduced the file file size.

The script will allow you to manage easily your Javascript and CSS resources and to reduce the amount of data transferred between the server and the client.

Performances:

We can say that the performance is better but not the best, but it works.

You would see a slight reduce in time between the server and the client.

Restrictions:

In CSS files there are no problems, but in case of Javascript there may some problems where single line comments are used like ‘// comment ‘.

Therefore always use multi line comments like /* comment */ if you want to use this script

Requirements:

  1. Create a folder for you project
  2. Dump all the js files in js folder and css files in css folder
  3. Then create two more folders js_cache and css_cache
  4. Copy and paste this script in the project directory
  5. Edit the script by changing the constant FILE_TYPE as js or css only
  6. Run the script
  7. New files will be created in js_cache and css_cache
  8. Wow, its done now use these file instead of the original one

ALL THE BEST…

HAPPY SCRIPTING…..

Do keep sharing!!!

Download file:

Compress Javascript and CSS Files Using PHP

Bandra Fair 2009 – Mount Mary


mount mary church

mount mary church

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary, is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Mumbai, India.

The church is one of the most visited churches in the city located in the suburb of Bandra. Every September, the feast of St. Mary is celebrated on the Sunday following 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This is a week long celebration known as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.

The church stands on a hillock about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually. Many faithful attest to the miraculous powers of St. Mary.

During the Bandra Fair, tens of thousands visit the shrine. The shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to the statue for thanksgiving or requesting of favors.

In 1760, the church was rebuilt and the statue was substituted with a statue of Our Lady of Navigators in St. Andrew’s church nearby.

This statue has an interesting legend. It goes that a Koli fisherman dreamt that he would find a statue in the sea. The statue was found floating in the sea between 1700 and 1760. A Jesuit Annual Letter dated to 1669 and published in the book St. Andrew’s Church, Bandra (1616–1966) supports this claim.

The Bandra Fair 2009

This is the most awaited event of the year is come up. Popularly known as the Bandra Fair, the festival is celebrated on Mother Mary’s birth anniversary and people of all faiths throng to seek her blessing.

The streets take on a carnival-like atmosphere, with shops and mini-bazaars offering everything from food (yummy), shopping opportunities (@ good prices) and joyrides (super enjoyment).

Street plays, musical concerts, book readings and food festivals also become a part of the celebrations.

2009 : This year the fair starts from 13th Sunday 2009 to 20th Sunday 2009, Its basically for one week.

Also check my new post for: Bandra Fair 2010 Mount Mary.