Bollywood, the only Recession-Proof Industry of the World

The Bollywood has been the part and parcel of the entertainment for the people not only in India but also across the globe. During last decade the Indian entertainment segment has been extremely sophisticated due to emerging Indian market. The professionals from different walks of life are more involved with the entertainment after an all day long pressure in the office. Bollywood has given excellent output during the last two years in spite of recession. Of late, the people are opting versatile tools to relieve stress in day to day life. The Bollywood movies, astrology, TV serials are some of the tools that make the people stressless.

There are many Bollywood movies that mushroomed in the year of 2009. The top rated movies like Love Aaj Kal, Kambakkht Ishq, 3idiots, Paa have been proved to be successful in the history of Bollywood. The Love Aaj Kal, a blockbuster movie that has compared the love of the people of different Era. Especially, it has explained the love of 1965 when mobile and internet was a distant dream for the people. It became the apple of eye of the Bollywood fans in spite of maiden venture of Saif ali Khan. Saif Ali and Deepika were in lead role. Rishi Kapoor was the part of this movie.

The current blockbuster movie Paa is a tremendous success for not only Abhisekh Bachcan but also for Amitabh after a big flop in Aladin. Aladin even did not offer its production cost. Perhaps it had been a success, had it been released during the light festival (Diwali) of India. The box office collection for the Bollywood movie Kambakkht Ishq was a history of Indian box office at the first week of its release. The 3idiots lead role by Amir Khan made a history in Bollywood due to the world wide acceptance of the people. It gave a huge business which attracts 30 crores income tax for the producer.

The Bollywood superhero Amir Khan has a history of making few films with startlingly huge business. After the Ghajni by Amir Khan the movie 3idiots brought the business to the Bollywood more than 300 crores. The business might be second highest in the history of Bollywood since the movie Slumdog Millionaire offered astronomical amount worldwide. So, the story of success of Bollywood is blowing now. The success of Bollywood is going to be hit all time high day by day. Besides these movies, the movie Ajab Prem ki Gajhab Kahani has also given a great success at the box office.

So to speak, the Indian Bollywood industry has been proved to be recession-proof. The business of Bollywood movie 3idiots, Paa, Kambakkht Ishq and Love Love Aaj Kal has given huge amount. Bollywood is going to enter a new era of emerging economical growth.  We will come to know more business of Bollywood after the release of Paathsaala, milenge milenge and Ishqiya etc. Meanwhile, Bollywood even has a look of Hollywood as the actors are being more advanced than before. Ultimately, the Bollywood actors and actress are being more active in regards to their attires, beauties etc. since the modern world is in search of newness in everything.

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3D Technology

Advancement in technology is always resulted in something amazing. Latest 3D tool is an example of it. Imaging using three dimension technologies is making you able to record 3D visual information simply. With the help of this implement illusion of depth creation becomes possible within an image. Operational views of stereoscopy method that are working behind it (3D technology), can be resulted in somewhat diverse visions of a single image to each eye. Anyway, different techniques are in practice for the generation of such 3D visual pictures. These are as:

  • First method of producing 3D visuals is performed by using color filter glasses. In this process, one image is imposed above the other figure using one red and other blue filter. These figures can be seemed 3D separate illusions with the use of red and green colored lenses.
  • But in the second eclipse method light blockage in each appropriate eye is done with a mechanical shutter. This is happened when image reflection is anticipated on the screen. There must be synchronization between opening and closing of shutter and images on the screen.
  • There is another third possible middle way of generating 3D image without using any kind of glasses. But this new technology uses the reflection of light concept at finely tuned angles. This technique is known as “Lenticular or barrier screen” method.

3D technology is now used in the making of different devices like:


3D presentation in TV device is making it possible for you to enjoy the stereoscopic and, multi-view captures. This technology works on the principle of separate images for both right and left eye, but the mind picture is made by combining both separate images which leads to a third dimension illusion creation. Branded TV manufacturers as Sony and Panasonic are introducing their crops for CNN   using “active glasses” coupled with high refresh rates. Swapping of two images for right and left eyes on the TV along with viewers vision swap at the speed of 120 hertz or 240 hertz can provide 3D images. TV connection with glasses is done with a sensor in these devices.

Web Cam

World famous 3D webcam brand “Minoru” is endowed with 3D image quality using messaging programs of Windows Live Messenger and Skype. With the help of this device, you can shoot 3D photos and videos for uploading them on YouTube.

Demo video of 3D webcam Minoru


Worldwide popular Fuji Films Company’s interest in 3D technology is shown from their announcement of introducing a 3D digital camera. Moreover, this camera will be comprised on image capture system, Fujinon lenses, and CCDs.


Electronic market is a place where you can buy 3D monitors easily nowadays. Though different companies are introduced such devices employing special technologies. But many brands now need no use of glasses in them. Sanyo new invention comes with prototype glasses less 3D monitor that is able to show you two poles apart programs simultaneously.

3D films

Use of this technology in movies can make them amazing shows. 3D’s world film “Avatar” that is produced by James Cameron is best example of animated movies with excellent effects.

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Video Streaming: Streaming Video Capture Ideas

There are a number of different genres that offer streaming videos.  There are adult websites, kid websites, superhero websites, sports websites and movie websites, all which hinge at least partly on the streaming video that they are able to offer the individuals that will view the websites.  Streaming video is very good at capturing peoples’ attention.  This is important to many people since they want to be entertained when they learn about things, or simply entertained in general.  Many people are much better at absorbing information visually then through reading, analyzing or interpreting.  In some ways, this is why watching television is so important to many different people.  They are able to entertain themselves.  Television is one way in which individuals are able to view streaming video.  Streaming videos are those images which are offered on a continuous basis.  Television channels are almost always sending out information for people to view and see and watch.  The internet is beginning to offer this as well.

When a person wants to examine streaming video capture ideas with the television they are often aware of what is available to them.  Most people know that they can use a VCR to tape television programs.  Most television programs are streaming videos.  If the individual is looking for a different format of streaming video capture ideas, they could consider burning the television program onto a disc.  There are some computer devices that will hook up to the television, find different programs and automatically go through the streaming video capture process, which many people appreciate, particularly if they are unable to see the show when it is on or if the show is on a channel they can’t turn on for whatever reason.

When it comes to streaming video capture ideas on the internet, there are other ideas.  Some people are able to download simple software programs and this is a great streaming video capture idea if it is a simple thing and there are no locks on the program or video.  Locks can make it more difficult.  Using the internet is a great way to look at different streaming video capture ideas in order for individuals to share information more easily and learn how others relate to streaming video capture ideas.  On the internet it is not possible to put the images on cassette tapes.  This is because the formats are not compatible.  They are different types of mediums and were created in the midst of different types of technology booms.  However, when it comes to the computer it is possible to consider the streaming video capture ideas that go along with the DVD or disc.  This is a great way to capture and transfer streaming video from one computer to another, without streaming again, or to transfer from computer to television through a device that will play burned discs.  The individual will need to decide what is best for them and what will work best for the things that they want to accomplish through capturing streaming video information either on a video cassette or on a disc.

Source: Nicholas Tan

Consumer Reports – DVD Recorders

At the highest-quality setting, the quality of most DVD video recordings is better than that of a VCR. DVD recorders also offer more ways to navigate recordings, with no need to rewind or fast-forward. With certain disc types, DVD recorders can perform functions that no VCR can match, such as letting you watch a program from the beginning while recording is already under way. They also offer a way to convert camcorder tapes or homemade VCR recordings to a digital format. The DVD recorder market is still in its early stages, so it’s likely there will be further changes involving disc types, and prices for machines and for blank storage media may drop further.

As of August 2005, there were no DVD recorders capable of recording high-definition (HD) content. HD DVD recorders are in development and could be on the market in 2006. (There are some digital video recorders capable of recording HDTV programs. They are mainly available from satellite and cable companies. However, these use hard discs, not removable DVDs.)


DVD recorders are available from many of the same manufacturers that make DVD players. Apex Digital, Panasonic, Philips, Sony, and Toshiba are among the biggest brands. Some DVD recorders store content only on DVDs. Others can also use VHS tapes, hard drives, or both. Price range: DVD-only recording, about $150 and up.


As with any other video recorder–including digital cameras–a recorder’s storage capacity varies in actual usage. DVD recorders store content at different compression settings and thus at different quality levels. For the best image quality, you have to record programming at the device’s lowest level of compression, yielding as little as one hour of recording time. To get the maximum capacity advertised–typically six or eight hours–you have to use the highest level of compression, which gives the lowest quality.

All rewriteable DVD formats let you edit, to varying extents, what you’ve recorded. DVD-RW (in VR mode) and DVD-RAM recorders let you edit more extensively than does DVD+RW. Besides letting you watch one program while recording another, recorders with DVD-RAM capability and some with DVD-RW in VR mode let you watch an earlier section of a program while you’re still recording it.

As with VCRs, DVD recorders may use VCR Plus to ease the setup of time-shift recordings. Some also come with Gemstar or TV Guide On-Screen, free interactive program guides that get three days of listings at a time from your TV signal. They offer point-and-click setup of recording events.

In addition to commercial DVD titles, DVD recorders often support playback or display of numerous other disc formats. They include CD-R/RW discs containing standard CD-audio information; the recordable DVD formats DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD-RAM; Video CD (VCD); and DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD). They can also play CD-R/RW discs containing MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) files and JPEG picture files. Make sure a model you’re considering plays the discs and formats you use now, or may want to use in the future.

DVD-based movies often come in various formats. Aspect-ratio control lets you choose between the 4:3 viewing format of conventional TVs (4 inches wide for every 3 inches high) and the 16:9 ratio of newer, wide-screen sets.

A DVD recorder gives you all sorts of control over the picture–control you may never have known you needed. Picture zoom lets you zoom in on a specific frame. Black-level adjustment brings out the detail in dark parts of the screen image. If you’ve ever wanted to see certain action scenes from different angles, multi-angle capability gives you that opportunity. Note that this feature and some others work only with certain discs.

A DVD recorder enables you to navigate the disc in a number of ways. Unlike a VHS tape, most DVDs are sectioned. Chapter preview lets you scan the opening seconds of each section or chapter until you find what you want; a related feature, chapter gallery, shows thumbnails of section or chapter opening scenes. Go-to by time lets you enter how many hours and minutes into the disc you’d like to skip to. Marker functions allow easy indexing of specific sections.

To get the best picture quality when playing DVDs, you need to hook up the recorder/player to the TV with the best available connection. A composite-video connection to the TV can produce a very good picture, but there will be some loss of detail and some color artifacts such as adjacent colors bleeding into each other. Using the S-video output can improve picture quality. It keeps the black-and-white and the color portions of the signal separated, producing more picture detail and fewer color defects than standard composite video.

Component-video, sometimes not provided on the lowest-end models, improves on S-video by splitting the color signal, resulting in a wider range of color. If you connect a DVD recorder via an S-video or component connection, don’t be surprised if you have to adjust the television-picture setup when you switch to a picture coming from a VCR or a cable box that uses a radio-frequency (RF, also called antenna/cable) connection or a composite connection.

Two newer outputs found on some models, Digital Video Interface (DVI) and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), are intended for use with digital TVs with DVI or HDMI inputs. They may be used to pass digital 480p and up-converted higher-resolution video signals. Those outputs potentially allow content providers to control your ability to record the content.

Another benefit of DVD recorders is the ability to enjoy movies with multichannel surround sound. To reap the full sound experience of the audio encoded into DVD titles, you’ll need a Dolby Digital receiver and six speakers, including a subwoofer. (For 6.1 and 7.1 soundtracks, you’ll need seven or eight speakers.) Dolby Digital decoding built-in refers to a DVD player that decodes the multichannel audio before the audio receiver; without the built-in circuitry, you’d need to have the decoder built into the receiver or, in rare instances, use a separate decoder box to take advantage of the audio. (A Dolby Digital receiver will decode an older format, Dolby Pro Logic, as well.) Most recorders also support Digital Theater System (DTS) decoding for titles using the six- or seven-channel encoding format. When you’re watching DVD-based movies, dynamic audio-range control helps keep explosions and other noisy sound effects from seeming too loud.

DVD recorders also provide features such as multilingual support, which lets you choose dialog or subtitles in different languages for a given movie. Parental control lets parents “lock out” commercial films by their rating code.


Decide whether you want to record on removable media. DVD recording is the best option for those who want to share video recordings with other users or to have unlimited storage, allowing recordings to be saved indefinitely. They’re also space-efficient, since they can play pre-recorded movies, replacing a separate DVD player. But if none of these attributes is important to you, consider a hard-drive-based DVR instead. If you’ve decided on DVD recording, here’s what to consider in selecting a unit:

Choose between a DVD-only recorder or a combo unit. DVD-only models can cost about half the price of units with a second recording platform such as a hard drive or VCR. The combos are pricier and bulkier but more versatile.

Look for “time slip” capability. It allows you to pause your viewing of a TV program you’re recording, while the unit continues to record. You can resume viewing where you left off. Time-slip models also let you view a previously recorded program while recording another. An inherent feature of all hard-drive-equipped recorders, time slip is also available on stand-alone DVD recorders that record to DVD-RAM discs, one of five disc types recorders use. (All models use at least one write-once and one rewriteable disc type; DVD-RAM discs are rewriteable.) But there’s a downside to DVD-RAM discs: They can be played on fewer other recorders or players than discs using formats that are more widely compatible. Some models that record to DVD-RW discs in VR mode also have time-slip capability.

Decide what kind of TV-programming capabilities you want. When it comes to programmed recording, a typical DVD recorder can do everything a VCR can. And as with VCRs, some DVD recorders can control a cable or satellite box, allowing you to program the unit to record from various channels without setting the box to the correct channel before each recording. DVD/hard-drive recorders designed to work with TiVo, the subscription programming service, also offer automatic recording of your favorite shows (or performers) whenever or wherever they’re on. But that added functionality has a cost: a monthly fee of about $13 or a one-time fee of about $300 (at time of publication). TV Guide On-Screen is a free interactive program guide that is available on some models. While not as versatile as the TiVo programming guide, it does offer point-and-click recording ability.

Decide the importance of video editing. A DVD-only model that records to DVD-RAM discs or to DVD-RW discs in VR mode allows scenes to be subdivided and rearranged onscreen. But the discs aren’t compatible with all players, and even if they do play, edits you make on those discs might not show up. DVD/hard-drive models, except for tested models allied with the TiVo service, give you the ability to edit video on the hard drive. You can then burn images to a range of disc types for maximum compatibility with other players.

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Indigestion Cure – Effective and Permanent Natural Treatment

There are many remedies to provide effective cure for indigestion but one has to find out the root cause of the problem to work out permanent treatment to it. Indigestion or dyspepsia is related to stomach and it occurs when digestive enzymes and juices are not secreted properly which slows down the digestive process to cause indigestion. This situation is not only uncomfortable but also causes uneasiness and promotes weakness as person suffering from it for a longer period loose appetite and desire to eat. It also gives rise to other health related issues like acid reflux, heartburn, uncontrolled burps, nausea, flatulence, ulcer, and constipation which can lead to other serious health issues.

Indigestion does not necessarily happen due to digestive issues, sometimes allergy to certain foods also causes severe indigestion, it is good to maintain a food diary to identify such elements which promote indigestion and avoid them. Medicines too can promote indigestion, with the advice of the doctor alternate medicines can be taken to resolve the problem. Some people eat in a hurry, in this they do not chew the food properly and digestive organs require more time to digest the food which gradually can promote indigestion, irregular eating patterns also casts similar effects on the digestive system, such habits shall be avoided to prevent episodes of indigestion.

There are many types of herbal remedies for indigestion and they are very effective too. The concoction made by mixing honey, ginger and lemon in a glass of lukewarm water and consumed once in a day can treat the problem very effectively. Another very effective remedy for improving digestion is consuming herbal tea instead of traditional tea, raspberry, blackberry, mint and chamomile are mixed together and boiled with water to be consumed as tea after straining the mixture. This tea soothes digestive system and improves its functioning to avoid indigestion.

Using ginger in cooking or in raw form in salad helps in digesting the food and regular use of it can keep the problem of indigestion at bay permanently, along with this, chewing 5-10 gm of ginger 3-4 hours before meals also treats the problem of indigestion effectively. Eating a diet that contains different types of foods also promote indigestion as a slow metabolism cannot effectively digest such a diet before the next meal. Drinking a glass full of buttermilk after such a diet can cure the problem or regularly consuming buttermilk can keep the digestion healthy and fit.

Avoiding too much sugar intake, alcohol consumption, tea and coffee helps the body in maintaining proper digestion. Increase fruits in the diet fruits like banana, papaya, figs, use of castor oil in cooking, avoiding spicy and fried food or food low in fiber, high protein diet also help in curing indigestion. Sufficient physical activity is a must for a good health and also for good digestion, walking or jogging can contribute in permanently keeping indigestion away along with the remedies to cure it. Lack of sleep, too much stress, sleeping immediately after meals or lack of water consumption can also promote indigestion.

Source: Ryan Mutt

Become an Irresistible Woman – What Women Should Know

Dating has become more challenging now and there are more and more single women who wants to succeed in the dating scene. Is it true that there are women who are born gorgeous and attractive that they attract men like magnets? Ever wonder why there are women who are simply irresistible? They do not possess an exceptionally beautiful face and body but men find them irresistible. Maybe you are thinking why she always have a date and you are spending weekend nights at home and killing time reading books or watching TV. Every woman has the potential to become an irresistible woman and the following tips can be very helpful to achieve success with men.

Men find lighthearted women irresistible. Women are usually too serious and worry too much over so many things. Women are too emotional that their emotions tend to control their actions especially during rough times. Being overly emotional or too serious freaks men out and drive them away. Men are drawn to women who can control their emotions and lighthearted. Of course you need to take life seriously but being too serious makes life really heavy and men find too serious women difficult to be with. To become an irresistible woman, do not lose that lightheartedness even though life is hard and full of challenges.

Keep your youthfulness. Keeping your youthfulness does not mean you have to look young every time but keeping your youthfulness is an attitude. Physical aging is a natural process of human beings and we cannot stop the hand of time but who says we cannot grow old gracefully? Do not lose that child in you and that innocence because men find those traits irresistible and by keeping those traits you are more likely to appear younger than your age. Women tend to look older than their age because in the society we live in, women are so burned out and stressed with everyday life. Despite of all the things around you, keep your youthfulness. Be young at heart to become an irresistible woman.

Maintain your outer beauty. While inner beauty is more important than outer beauty, it does not mean you do not have to appear physically beautiful. Being a female, it is your responsibility to always look pleasant. You do not have to look like a super model because most men are not looking for that kind of beauty, you just have to present yourself well and be feminine. Wear clothes that fit your personality, practice proper hygiene, keep your nails clean, maintain a good posture and watch your weight or maintain a good shape. Most men want women with long hair but some women can get away with a short hair so find out which hairstyle really fits you and looks good on you. You do not have to wear heavy make up, it is nicer to wear light natural make-up to make you appear sweet and easy to get along with. Inner beauty is important but you must keep a balance and to become an irresistible woman, you should know how to maintain your outer beauty.

Learn how to cook. It is an old saying that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. People get close to each other while sharing good meals together. I read about a wise father telling his son how he will know if she’s the one, and the father advised the son that he will know she’s the one if he feels comfortable cooking and sharing a meal with her. And how can you make this scenario happen if you do not know how to cook? It is easier to express how much you care for someone through your cooking and men find women who are caring irresistibly attractive. To become an irresistible woman, use your cooking skills.

Smile. Women who smile a lot are always attractive. Smile is a universal language and if a woman smiles a lot, it tells a lot about her personality. There is something attractive about a smile and people who smile a lot draw people towards them. Smiles give a hint that you are friendly and nice. Make it a habit to smile and think about happy thoughts to make you smile more. If you are a person who rarely smile, faking it at first can be a good practice and eventually it will become a habit and will come out naturally. To become an irresistible woman, smile.

The mind is the sexiest part of the body that men admire most. It is a fact that men crave for sexy women but being sexy does not always mean having an hourglass shape figure. The sexiest part of the human body is the mind. Men find smart and witty women irresistible. If you are physically sexy and beautiful but you cannot keep a good conversation with a guy, he will eventually lose interest on you. If you crave for a well garnished food that looks delicious and you found out later that it is not really delicious but you were just deceived by its beautiful appearance, will you crave for that food again? Looks is important to get noticed but the main attraction is what you are made of. Smart women are way more attractive than those who cannot hold a good conversation with a guy. Keep learning, reading and acquiring new skills to become an irresistible woman and to become a better version of you.

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Most common Diseases of Ages of 50+: Phytochemicals to prevent Osteoarthritis

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is medical condition mostly caused by work related occupations and working environment, affecting patients’ muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves and developing over time. A community sample of 73 females and 32 males aged 85 and over underwent a standardised examination at home. Musculoskeletal pain was reported by 57% of those interviewed. A major restriction of joint movement range was frequent in the shoulder but uncommon in other joints. A shoulder disorder was found in 27% of subjects, rheumatoid arthritis in 1% and osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand, hip, and knee in five, seven, and 18% of subjects, respectively. Disability was frequent: a walking distance of < 500 m was found in 60% and ADL dependency in 40% of the group. Factors related to one or both of these disability measures included female gender, hip and knee OA, impaired vision, cognitive impairment and neurological disease(1).

Types of Musculo-Skeletal disorders in elder(2)
1. Osteoarthritis
2. Gout
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
4. Polymalagia Arthritis
5. Cervical myleopathy and spinal canal stenosis
6. Osteoporosis
7. Low back pain
8. Fibromyalgia

I. Osteoarthritis (OA), a form of arthritis, is defined as a condition of
as a result of aging causes of wear and tear on a joint, affecting over 25 million people in the United States in alone.

IV. Preventions
D. Phytochemicals to prevent osteoarthritis 
1. Epigallocatechin, including catechins, is a phytochemical of Flavan-3-ols, in the group of Flavonoids (polyphenols), found abundantly in green tea, St John wort, black Tea, carob flour, Fuji apples, etc.
a.  Inflammatory effects
In the determination of the up-regulated expressions of IL-8 or PGE(2) in Streptococci or PAMP-stimulated HDPF were inhibited by catechins, (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). In TLR2 ligand-stimulated HDPF, found that catechins might be useful therapeutically as an anti-inflammatory modulator of dental pulpal inflammation, according to “Tea catechins reduce inflammatory reactions via mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways in toll-like receptor 2 ligand-stimulated dental pulp cells” by Hirao K, Yumoto H, Nakanishi T, Mukai K, Takahashi K, Takegawa D, Matsuo T.(47)

b.  Antiviral activities
In the observation of Catechin derivatives including (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC) and green tea extract (GTE) and theirs inhibition of the activities of cloned human immunodeficiency virus type 1 reverse transcriptase (HIV-1 RT), duck hepatitis B virus replication complexes reverse transcriptase (DHBV RCs RT), herpes simplex virus 1 DNA polymerase (HSV-1 DNAP) and cow thymus DNA polymerase alpha (CT DNAP alpha, found that GCG exerts a mixed inhibition with respect to external template inducer poly (rA).oligo (dT) 12-18 and a noncompetitive inhibition with respect to substrate dTTP for HIV-1 RT. Bovine serum albumin significantly reduced the inhibitory effects of catechin analogues and GTE on HIV-1 RT. In tissue culture GTE inhibited the cytopathic effect of coxsackie B3 virus, but did not inhibit the cytopathic effects of HSV-1, HSV-2, influenza A or influenza B viruses, according to “[The inhibitory effects of catechin derivatives on the activities of human immunodeficiency virus reverse transcriptase and DNA polymerases].[Article in Chinese]” by Tao P.(48)

c.  Antioxidants
In the evaluation of the effects of the main polyphenolic components extracted from green tea leaves, i.e. (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and gallic acid (GA), against free radical initiated peroxidation of human low density lipoprotein (LDL), found that The antioxidative action of the green tea polyphenols includes trapping the initiating and/or propagating peroxyl radicals with the activity sequence EC>EGCG>ECG>EGC>GA for the AAPH initiated peroxidation, and reducing the alpha-tocopheroxyl radical to regenerate alpha-tocopherol with the activity sequence of ECG>EC>EGCG>EGC>GA and ECG>EGCG>GA>EC>EGC for the AAPH-initiated and BP-photosensitized peroxidations respectively, according to “Antioxidative effects of green tea polyphenols on free radical initiated and photosensitized peroxidation of human low density lipoprotein” by Liu Z, Ma LP, Zhou B, Yang L, Liu ZL.(49)

2. Catechin is phytochemical of Flavan-3-ols, in the group of Flavonoids (polyphenols), found abundantly in white tea, green tea, black tea, grapes, wine, apple juice, cocoa, lentils, etc.
a. Body-weight regulation
Green tea has been proposed as a tool for obesity management as strategies for weight loss and weight maintenance, as researchers found that a green tea-caffeine mixture improves weight maintenance, through thermogenesis, fat oxidation, and sparing fat free mass. The sympathetic nervous system is involved in the regulation of lipolysis, and the sympathetic innervation of white adipose tissue may play an important role in the regulation of total body fat in general, according to “Green tea catechins, caffeine and body-weight regulation” byWesterterp-Plantenga MS.(50)

b. Antioxidant activity
In the research on polyphenolic compounds (included catechins) in the berries of edible honeysuckle and their biological effects, including recommended utilization, are reviewed found that These berries seem to be prospective sources of health-supporting phytochemicals that exhibit beneficial anti-adherence and chemo-protective activities, thus they may provide protection against a number of chronic conditions, e.g., cancer, diabetes mellitus, tumour growth or cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, according to “Phenolic profile of edible honeysuckle berries (genus lonicera) and their biological effects” by Jurikova T, Rop O, Mlcek J, Sochor J, Balla S, Szekeres L, Hegedusova A, Hubalek J, Adam V, Kizek R.(51)

c. Anti-inflammatory effect
In the preparation of the gel of Chinese medicine catechu, and to observe the release mechanism in vitro and anti-inflammatory activity in rats, found that the optimum condition of extraction from catechu was as follows, the concentration of ethanol, ratio of raw material to solvent, ultrasonic time, and extraction temperature were 50% , 1: 12, 35 min and 60 degrees C, respectively. The formulation of catechu gel was carbomer-9 400.5 g, glycerol 5.0 g, the extracts of catechu 50.0 mL, and triethanomine 0.5 mL The gel was semitransparent and stable. The drugs released quickly. The catechu gel reduced the paw edema considerably in dose-dependent manner compared to carrageenan-induced rat, according to “[Preparation and pharmacodynamics studies on anti-inflammatory effect of catechu gel].[Article in Chinese]” by Zheng X, Zheng C.(52)

3. Theaflavin-3,3′-digallate, a theaflavin derivative, is phytochemicals of Flavan-3-ols, in the group of Flavonoids (polyphenols) found abundantly in black tea.
a. Antioxidant capacities
In the comparison of TF derivatives (theaflavin (TF(1)), theaflavin-3-gallate (TF(2)A), theaflavin-3′-gallate (TF(2)B), and theaflavin-3,3′-digallate (TF(3))) in scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS) in vitro, indicated that positive antioxidant capacities of TF(2)B on singlet oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl radical, and the hydroxyl radical-induced DNA damage in vitro were found, according to “Evaluation of the antioxidant effects of four main theaflavin derivatives through chemiluminescence and DNA damage analyses” by Wu YY, Li W, Xu Y, Jin EH, Tu YY.(53)

b. Antimicrobial activities
In the evaluation of the antimicrobial activities of seven green tea catechins and four black tea theaflavins, found that (-)-gallocatechin-3-gallate, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, (-)-catechin-3-gallate, (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate, theaflavin-3, 3′-digallate, theaflavin-3′-gallate, and theaflavin-3-gallate showed antimicrobial activities at nanomolar levels; (ii) most compounds were more active than were medicinal antibiotics, such as tetracycline or vancomycin, at comparable concentrations; (iii) the bactericidal activities of the teas could be accounted for by the levels of catechins and theaflavins as determined by high-pressure liquid chromatography; (iv) freshly prepared tea infusions were more active than day-old teas; and (v) tea catechins without gallate side chains, gallic acid and the alkaloids caffeine and theobromine also present in teas, and herbal (chamomile and peppermint) teas that contain no flavonoids are all inactive, according to “Antimicrobial activities of tea catechins and theaflavins and tea extracts against Bacillus cereus” byFriedman M, Henika PR, Levin CE, Mandrell RE, Kozukue N.(54)

c. anti inflammation
found that a single topical application of equimolar of black tea constituents (TF, theaflavin-3-gallate, theaflavin-3′-gallate, and theaflavin-3,3′-digallate) strongly inhibited TPA-induced edema of mouse ears. Application of TFs mixture to mouse ears 20 min prior to each TPA application once a day for 4 days inhibited TPA-induced persistent inflammation, as well as TPA-induced increase in IL-1beta and IL-6 protein levels. TFs also inhibited arachidonic acid (AA) metabolism via both cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase pathways, according to “Inhibitory effects of black tea theaflavin derivatives on 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-induced inflammation and arachidonic acid metabolism in mouse ears” byHuang MT, Liu Y, Ramji D, Lo CY, Ghai G, Dushenkov S, Ho CT.(55)

4. Myricetin is a flavonol, belong to the flavonoid in Flavonoids (polyphenols), found in many grapes, berries, fruits, vegetables, herbs, as well as other plants. It has been used as antioxidant to lower cholesterol, treat certain types of cancer, etc.
a. Antioxidant and cytotoxic activity
In the evaluation of extracted from plants containing phenolic compound, including flavonoid-galloyl glycoside [myricetin 3-O-(2′,3’4′-tri-O-galloyl)-α-l-rhamnopyranoside] and theirs antioxidant and cytotoxic effect found that the methanol extract exhibited high antioxidant activity (SC(50) = 3.94 µg/ml), which is correlated with its phenolic content. The extract also showed cytotoxic activity against Hep G2 (IC(50) value 1.41 µg/ml) confirming its anticancer activity against hepatocellular carcinoma, according to the study of “Antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of polyphenolic compounds isolated from the leaves of Leucenia leucocephala” by Haggag EG, Kamal AM, Abdelhady MI, El-Sayed MM, El-Wakil EA, Abd-El-Hamed SS.(56)

b.  Antitumour and anti-inflammatory activities
In the observation of of flavonoids isolated from Byrsonima crass and its effect on mammary tumour cells LM2, found that almost all the samples showed inhibitory activity to the release of NO but not of TNF-alpha. Of all substances tested, flavonoids 2 (quercetin) and 6 (myricetin) may show promising activity in the treatment of murine breast cancer by immunomodulatory and antiproliferative activities, according to “Isolated flavonoids against mammary tumour cells LM2” by Carli CB, de Matos DC, Lopes FC, Maia DC, Dias MB, Sannomiya M, Rodrigues CM, Andreo MA, Vilegas W, Colombo LL, Carlos IZ.(57)

5. Cyanidin is an anthocyanins (flavonals), in the group of Flavonoids (polyphenols), found abundantly in red apple and pear, bilberry, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, cranberry, peach, plum, hawthorn, etc.
a.  Antioxidants
In the verification of the chemical properties included composition of anthocyanins and other polyphenols, antioxidant activity and profiles of antioxidants by HPLC post-column derivatization or TLC of Polish cultivars of blue-berried honeysuckles (Lonicera caerulea L.), wild and bog bilberr, found that The antioxidant activity of different blue-berried honeysuckle cultivars was similar to that of wild growing bilberries (range from 170 to 417 μmol TE/g dm in ABTS and from 93-166 μmol TE/g dm in DPPH and Folin-Ciocalteu tests). The major anthocyanin in the blue-berried honeysuckle was cyanidin-3-glucoside that constituted 84-92% of the total anthocyanins. The TLC and HPLC post-column antioxidant profiles indicated that anthocyanins are the major antioxidants in all berries studied, according to “Phenolic Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Polish Blue-Berried Honeysuckle Genotypes by HPLC-DAD-MS, HPLC Post-Column Derivatization with ABTS or FC, and TLC with DPPH Visualization” by Kusznierewicz B, Piekarska A, Mrugalska B, Konieczka P, Namiesnik J, Bartoszek A (58)

b. Anti-inflammatory Effects
In the investigation of the cartilage-protecting and anti-inflammatory effects of a polyphenolic-enriched red raspberry extract (RRE; standardized to total polyphenol, anthocyanin, and ellagitannin contents), found that On treatment with RRE (50 μg/mL), there was a decrease in the rate of degradation of both proteoglycan and type II collagen. In the in vivo antigen-induced arthritis rat model, animals were gavaged daily with RRE (at doses of 30 and 120 mg/kg, respectively) for 30 days after adjuvant injection (750 μg of Mycobacterium tuberculosis suspension in squalene). At the higher dose, animals treated with RRE had a lower incidence and severity of arthritis compared to control animals, according to “Anti-inflammatory Effects of Polyphenolic-Enriched Red Raspberry Extract in an Antigen-Induced Arthritis Rat Model” by Jean-Gilles D, Li L, Ma H, Yuan T, Chichester CO, Seeram NP.(59)

c. Obesity
In the demonstration of Cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside (Cy-3-g)-rich foods have been reported to inhibit the onset of obesity, found that Cy-3-g improves obesity and triglyceride metabolism in KK-Ay mice. The underlying mechanism is found to be partly related to the activation of LPL in plasma and skeletal muscle, and inhibition of LPL in adipose tissue following the activation of pAMPK, according to “Cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside improves obesity and triglyceride metabolism in KK-Ay mice by regulating lipoprotein lipase activity” by Wei X, Wang D, Yang Y, Xia M, Li D, Li G, Zhu Y, Xiao Y, Ling W.(60)

6. Etc. 

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A Humiliating Business in Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 7

November 5, 2010 is coming and this is another chance for us to take a glance on our awaited TV series Desperate Housewives. It is Sunday and it marks the airing of the new episode of our beloved series.

Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 7 – A Humiliating Business is another witty and funny episode that will surely make you to smile or either burst in laughter.

Desperate Housewives is an example of a timely, modern visualization that women should see on the lateral side. It deals with a familial, psychological, and emotional and relationship issues that women are facing on the forefront. Morals and lessons are on t he parallel and on the every end of each episode mark a new learning and realization.

Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 7 – A Humiliating Business is another contribution and addition to the getting longer series of this program. It had gone this far and it is to believe that this TV program is widely accepted. Ratings are soaring and a positive review over this show is a great manifestation of patronage and indulgence of many spectators.

You may watch Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 7 online on Sunday, November 7, 2010 or in any time of your convenience.  You can also watch it on ABC Network at 9:00/8:00 PM (ET/PT).  The “A Humiliating Business” episode is the 141st episode of the entire series.  This episode was directed by Larry Shaw and written by Marco Pennette.

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry.  It started way back in October 3, 2004. The show has been well received both by the critics as well as the viewers.  It has been nominated and won multiple awards on prestigious award winning bodies such as Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winner.  In 2007 it was reported that the Desperate Housewives was the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of approximately 120 million.

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Glee awarded for positive portrayal of gay Characters

Camp musical TV comedy Glee has won a gay award for its positive depiction of gay characters.

The 21st Glaad (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) media awards has honoured the show by naming it Outstanding Comedy Series 2010.

The comedy-drama, still airing its first season, has taken the entertainment industry by storm and has already won a Peabody gong and Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy with best actress, actor and supporting actress nominations.

Upon accepting the award, creator Ryan Murphy said that star gay character Kurt, played by actor Chris Colfer, would never be portrayed as “a victim” on the show. He also revealed that Kurt would have a boyfriend in the next series and the two would be celebrated as “prom kings”.

The GLAAD organisation’s annual awards ceremony recognizes and honours media that features fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBT people.

The critically acclaimed ‘A Single Man’ won Outstanding Film – Wide Release and RuPaul’s Drag Race scored Outstanding Reality Program.

Actress Drew Barrymore was presented with an award for her contribution in raising awareness and understanding of the gay community.

“The thing that means the most to me about an evening like this or why I want to fight and be outspoken about (gay rights) is there are so many people who are in desperate need of families,” she said. “That is the most important thing in the world: that we take care of each other because this is a family.”

Out gay pop star Adam Lambert performed two songs at the event. Upon being asked about Ricky Martin’s recent coming out he told Access Hollywood: “It’s great to see people like Ricky feeling liberated to come out and come forward, and hopefully it will open the door wide open for more and more people to be comfortable with who they are. “

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The future of Bluetooth Advertising (proximity marketing) in 2011

After the release of smartphone statistics reports of 2010 that showed that the smartphones that support Bluetooth Marketing was the most common smartphones in the world:



1 – Nokia, Finland 24.0 million for 39%

2 – RIM, Canada 11.2 million for 18%

3 – Apple, USA 8.4 million for 14%

4 – HTC, Taiwan 4.5 million for 7%

5 – Samsung, South Korea 3.0 million for 5%

6 – Motorola, USA 2.7 million for 4%

Rest of smartphone makers 7.9 million

TOTAL smartphones in 2010 Q2 61.7 million _ data is provided by “Tomi Ahonen Consulting”


1 – Symbian (Nokia) 27.0 million for 44%

2 – Android (Google) 11.4 million for 18%

3 – Blackberry (RIM) 11.2 million for 18%

4 – iOS/iPhone (Apple) 8.4 million for 14%

5 – Windows Mobile (Microsoft) 1.6 million for 3%

Rest of Operating systems 2.1 million

TOTAL smartphone OS devices in Q2 61.7 million _ data is provided by “Tomi Ahonen Consulting”


Almost all Symbian phones (near 44% of the global markets) supports/accepts receiving files sent by Proximity Advertising devices.

Nielson Company releases stats on smartphone usage in October 2010  showing that only 3.5% of smartphone users use Symbian Devices, this means that US markets is no more a good market for Bluetooth Advertising.

StatCounter Global Stats claims that near 75% of Africa’s smartphone users use Symbian OS smartphones, and near 57% of Asia’s smartphone users use Symbian OS smartphones and near 52% of South America’s smartphone users uses Symbian OS smartphones.

These smartphones that supports Bluetooth Marketing technology are mainly concentrated in Africa, South America and Asia.

Based on these data iBlue -the leading core Bluetooth advertising software provider for mini PCs and thin clients- iBlue board of directories announced its main target markets for 2011 will be advertising agencies companies in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Advertising agencies and mobile marketing companies will be targeted with iBlue’s latest Bluetooth Advertising core software, that converts mini PC and thin clients to a fully functioning Proximity Advertising system.

Dr.Khaled Awad the CEO of iBlue stated that “iBlue market share increased in Mexico, Middle East, Latin America and Africa due to the usage of compatible smartphones in these countries and our cost efficient custom Bluetooth Advertising Solutions that we offer for companies that would like to start their Bluetooth advertising Business.” Dr.Awad is expecting a very bright future for Bluetooth Advertising in 2011.

Source: Khaled Awad