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Food Safety after power outage - tips from Montgomery County, Maryland

County Offers Tips on Keeping Food
Safe During Power Outage
According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food
Safety and Inspection Service, meat, poultry, fish and eggs should be
refrigerated at 40° F and frozen food at or below 0° F, which may be
difficult with a prolonged power outage.

• Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to
maintain the cold temperature.

Pope criticized for charging for mass

Hindus have criticized His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for charging for
mass on his upcoming Glasgow (United Kingdom) visit.

One should not be charged to listen to the “word of God”, Hindu
statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued
that it could be a real burden on a devotee who had a large family.

This is first Papal trip to Scotland in 28 years and there is
reportedly a cost involved for the faithful (including children) to go
see the Pope in Bellahouston Park on September 16, where he is

Hindus greet Muslims on upcoming Ramadan

Hindus have sent early greetings to Muslim communities world over for
the upcoming blessed ninth month of the Islamic year.

Hindu and Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada
(USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on holy month of  Ramadan
which ends with Id al-Fitr, wishing that it brought joy, happiness and
cheer to all the Muslims.

Rajan Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism,
stressed that all religions should work together for a just and
peaceful world.

Ambuja Cement declares Standalone Results for Quarter ended 30th. June 2010

Ambuja Cements Ltd (ACL) today announced that production of cement for
the quarter ended 30th.

June went up by 12.7%, to 5.5 million tonnes, compared to 4.9 million
tonnes for the same quarter last

Domestic sales volumes increased by 12.6%, from 4.6 million tonnes to
5.2 million tonnes. Exports
were 161 thousand tonnes compared to 219 thousand tonnes last year, a
decline of 26%. Net sales
increased by 10.8%, to reach Rs.

Lady Gaga spent time at a Cleveland yoga studio before her sold-out performance

July 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Lady Gaga spent time at a
Cleveland yoga studio before her sold-out performance

American cultural icon Lady Gaga reportedly had a private yoga session
in Cleveland (Ohio, USA) before she performed at a sold-out Quicken
Loans Arena recently.

She reportedly had this session barefoot in an area studio of “Om
Yoga”, which is described as a practice of flowing yoga asanas
informed by precise attention to alignment and supported by the
relaxed wakefulness.

Yoga teacher, who lead this session, reportedly remarked later about

Lutheran World Federation lauded for its call to other religions of developing ‘common vision’

Hindus have applauded Lutheran World Federation (LWF) for its call to
different religions to develop a common vision of solidarity, respect,
justice, and compassion.

According to reports, LWF President Rev. Mark S.

Orchid registers turnover of Rs 331 crore during Q1 FY11

Rapid Global Gambling Growth concerning

Hindus critical of rapid global gambling growth

Hindus have strongly criticized speedy growth of gambling worldwide,
which has now reportedly become about $335 billion industry, and is
still expanding.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today in USA, said that
gambling many times resulted in devastated families and broken homes.
With continually rising Internet online gambling, it had become highly
and universally accessible round-the-clock, which was quite scary.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said
that Rig-Veda, oldest existi

Sonata Software Consolidated Q1 FY11 Net Profit at Rs. 18.23 Cr

Mumbai, July 20, 2010 - Leading Indian software solutions company,
Sonata Software Ltd. today reported its audited financial results for
the quarter and the financial quarter ended 30th June, 2010.

Sonata Software Ltd. – Stand Alone
o Revenue for the quarter at US$ 13.62 Mn ( US$ 11.82 Mn ) up 15% YoY
o Revenue for the quarter at Rs. 63.00 Cr ( Rs. 56.86 Cr ) up 11% YoY
o EBIDTA for the quarter at Rs. 18.17 Cr ( Rs. 16.18 Cr ) up 12% YoY
o Net profit for the quarter at Rs. 14.86 Cr ( Rs. 13.39 Cr ) up 11% YoY
o Earnings per share for the quarter at Rs. 5.65 ( Rs.

Mindlance expands footprint in India, opens new facility in Mumbai

Mumbai, 19th July, 2010: Mindlance, a New Jersey, US-based IT infrastructure service
provider, with its India Headquarters at Bangalore, has announced the setting up of a
new facility at Mumbai, as a part of its ongoing expansion in India. The new Mumbai
facility would be a delivery & sales center for the Western Zone and would primarily
cater to customers in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa.

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