Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Camel milk is the next big thing as VIAGRA!

Recently, the first camel milk chocolate was launched in the UAE. It was reported that Chocolate lovers could not get their hands off the trays filled with camel milk chocolates at the world launch. I have not tasted this product yet.

I have been drinking camel milk on and off for some time. Camel milk has a distinctive unusual taste. There are few camel milk products on the shelves and always sold out at the hypermatket near to my house.

Sometime in 2006, Sun reported that CAMEL milk could be the new Viagra if the claims of an Indian farmer who fathered a child at the age of 88 were to be believed.
Farmer Virmaram Jat, from the Indian state of Rajasthan, had put his virility down to drinking camel milk - causing a sales to shoot up.

However doctors and scientists in Rajasthan said it was unlikely the milk was responsible for his achievement. But a director of the National Research Centre on Camels said there was no scientific basis for the claim.

Camel milk is claimed by some as the best milk. It's like a magic elixir. It will cure anything. It can regrow your hair (one reason I drink camel milk..he he he). It can even make you smarter. It's a wonder more people aren't drinking camel milk. A shot of camel milk every day is like the Fountain of Youth and it gives all of those out of work lady camels in the world an honest way to make a living.

When men are out in the desert for weeks on end with their camels, they drink the milk. It is apparently thick and strong, so much so that you can survive on camel milk alone. The milk is highly nutritious, low in fat and lactose and has high levels of potassium, iron and Vitamin C.

But wait, there's more. A mixture of camel milk and camel urine can be used to treat cirrhosis of the liver. A drunk man who drank the vile sounding mixture for 30 days and was miraculously cured. He could return to drinking something a bit more appetizing than camel milk.

Please look it up on the Internet. The results are endless. Some people in India are on a big campaign on YouTube to spread the word of camel milk. They believe it could cure cancer and AIDS. Meanwhile, people in Ethiopia are touting camel milk as an aphrodisiac. Some guy in Australia is thinking about producing a line of camel milk chocolates (but Dubai has launched it!). Another woman is developing a cosmetic line with camel milk.

The next thing: camel milk
FAO sees bright prospects for camel milk

18 April 2006, Rome - In Tunisia, people will travel hundreds of kilometres to get hold of some. Herdswomen from Ethiopia and Somalia think nothing of riding a train for 12 hours to sell it in Djibouti, where prices are high. In N’Djamena, Chad, milk bars are mushrooming all over town. Half way round the globe people consider it a powerful tonic against many diseases. The Gulf Arabs believe it is an aphrodisiac.
From the Western Sahara to Mongolia demand is booming for camel milk. But there just isn’t enough to go round. State-of-the art camel rearing is rudimentary, and much of the 5.4 million tonnes of milk produced every year by the world population of some 20 million camels is guzzled by young camels themselves.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) thus sees bright prospects for camel dairy products, which could not only provide more food to people in arid and semi-arid areas, but also give nomadic herders a rich source of income.
FAO is hoping financing will come forward from donors and investors to develop the sector not only at local level but help camel milk move into lucrative markets in the Middle East and the West.
The potential is massive,” says FAO’s Dairy and Meat expert Anthony Bennett. “Camel Milk is money”.

Which City Has the Worst Drivers?

Depending on your experiences.....no one has exact and definite answer with universal agreement.

Is it Buenos Aires? Mexico City? Kuwait City? Rome? Los Angeles? Jakarta? Kuala Lumpur? Dubai? Mumbai? Paris? Ras Al Khaimah? Lagos? Cairo?
One of many things I have adopted and adapted from my days in New Zealand is driving skill, beside punctuality and work ethics. But over the years, I am no longer an examplary driver especially after living in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Environment can change us for the worse or better.
The question is, which city has worst drivers?
If I could answer without really answering the question directly, I will say Singaporean drivers driving on Malaysian roads in Malaysia cities are among the worst drivers. These Singaporean drivers feel so free from the 'fine' city and can break any laws as the RM is cheaper than SD!
There are good and bad drivers in every city. The number is however varied, either majority of them is bad or good. We cannot generalize and put every one in the same basket.
In Dubai, from my experience on the roads since 2000, we can categorize these drivers based on their nationalities but that could tantamount to racism. Dubai drivers are supposedly the best with the local stringent driving tests but unfortunately not so. It could be the stringent tests that make the drivers crazy on the roads since passing driving test for majority is like passing Phd!

There is absolutely no contest -- the worst drivers in the world are Nigerians. They even joke about it: "A Nigerian drives with one foot and one hand -- one foot on the accelerator and one hand on the horn!"
The roads in Nigeria are generally bad, built by corrupt contractors who have cut corners on materials and cheated on specs.

Nigerian "highways" are generally two-lane undivided roads where, at any moment, you can encounter the mother of all potholes, a herd of livestock, an intercity taxi coming at you in your lane at top speed in order to overtake a truck, or a swarm of people running all over the road because there is
1) an accident,
2) a small hamlet,
3) a roadside market and so forth.

Goats, dogs, chickens, and cows can dart into the road unexpectedly and if you hit one, you buy it -- for much more than it is worth. And the roads are used by pedestrians, bicyclists and riders of small motorcycles -- all of whom think they own the road.

Nigerians have no driving etiquette or training and anything goes -- especially cars that have not been properly maintained and are driven too fast with no anticipation of possible consequences of this speed and lack of safety.

Driving in a Nigerian city is particularly challenging. Never mind the crowds of people and the number of cars -- if you have more than ten cars, there is probably a traffic jam (in Nigerian it is called a "Go Slow" and it is part of a driver's life).
The problem is that a Nigerian driver does not feel responsible for cars to his side or behind him. With "blinders" on, the driver is only responsible for the space directly in front and if that space is not occupied one can go for it.
This leads to situations where cars get backed up in all directions because two cars from different directions have moved forward into the same space (like an intersection) and cannot proceed.

One of them has to back up for the other to get by, and even if willing, is now unable to do so because the driver behind -- seeing a free space in front -- has moved forward. Frustrated drivers don't like being blocked like this and will drive up on the sidewalks to get around; but in no time the sidewalks are also blocked. The Go Slow can be a driving nightmare and it once took me four hours to make a 7-mile round trip in the city of Port Harcourt.

I have traveled to 36 countries in the world and driven in most of them. Trust me, Nigeria has the worst drivers, by far.

London Times correspondent Chris Ayres devotes his opinion on the subject.

[T]his week I returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina, a city whose entire population seems to be trying to break the land speed record in a 1984 Renault 9 GLS,” he writes.

“And I concluded that the lapses of concentration demonstrated by motorists in Los Angeles is far preferable to the sociopathic stare of the average Porteno cab driver, who considers it his duty to accelerate towards stationary objects (including human beings) at double the speed limit, before averting multiple homicide by stomping on the brakes or swerving violently.”
A poll of British tourists placed French just ahead of Italians and motorists in India, as the world's worst. Spain came fourth and Turkey fifth for the dubious accolade, in a poll by social networking site WAYN.com.

Inconsiderate or aggressive driving, failure to signal, making rude hand gestures and shouting expletives were the reasons.

Driving in foreign countries can be a great experience but it's important to make sure you know the rules of the road.

Other countries to make the top ten worst included Greece, America, Portugal, Germany and China. Famous French attractions like the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées which have no road markings also made France the worst country to drive in, with Italy coming second again.

Spain was voted third worst, followed by India and Greece. The average Brit has driven on foreign soil more than 10 times according to the poll, which revealed three quarters of British people are apprehensive about driving abroad.

According to the Brits:
1. France
2. Italy
3. India
4. Spain
5. Turkey
6. Greece
7. America
8. Portugal
9. Germany
10. China
1. France
2. Italy
3. Spain
4. India
5. Greece
6. Turkey
7. America
8. Poland
9. Jamaica
10. Ireland
There shall be a survey, which Malaysia city has the worst drivers?

The top 10 Resume Mistakes!

In search of new jobs or careers, CV is always the first impression that could be your best weapon to attack and win the attention of the potential employers.

I have received a lot of CVs from those who ask for my assistance in securing a job in the UAE but unfortunately, I am not a recruiter nor an recruitment agency and I do not have that luxury time to rec-do your CVs.

Keep browsing the Internet for better CV writing or seeking advice from experts. Your next and better careers may depend on this piece of sheet.

There are some good tips in applying for new jobs in the UAE from an agent:-

The top 10 resume mistakes and how to avoid them

The best form of defence is attack, and that's what you need to do to make sure your CV is a targeted weapon. That means no mistakes. Here's a checklist to run through.

1. Typos, bad English

A recruiter is looking for an excuse not to consider your application, and bad grammar and typos gives him an excuse to put your application in the special file marked the bin. A badly written CV shows you are disinterested or that you just can't spell. Either way, it's fatal. Check it yourself, and get someone else to go over your CV - it is easy to miss mistakes in your own copy.

2. Just the facts

Have you provided relevant contact details - have you entered the right numbers?

3. Don't be passive

Can you shake things up, can you solve problems, will you walk into your job running? If you can - great - you're what your employee is looking for. The question is: have you communicated this with your CV?

To do so you need to drop the passive verbs, and use active ones.

For example,

Don't write:

Managed a team of sales professionals for 18 months

Do write:

Built a highly organised sales team. Led it to record sales in three straight quarters.

Use: built, won, drove, inspired, sold. Don't use I.

4. Don't be vague

Your employer wants to be impressed, and to see that you know your business. Details help. State what you have achieved, with action verbs, and use numbers where possible.

5. Customisation counts

One size does not fill all. A senior post in particular demands that you understand the position, and that you tailor your achievements to that job in your CV.

Read the job specification carefully. Look for key words in the text the reveal the kind of personality being looked for, and what the employer expects the right candidate to be able to deliver.
6. Don't be dull

No one wants to know your duties (I attended the weekly sales meetings); they want to hear your achievements (Used leads from the weekly board meetings to add ten active clients to my roster).
7. Don't be flabby

Tell your story - but don't make your CV too long, or cut it down so much it says nothing at all.

8. Mission statements

If you are going to write a mission statement avoid MBA style buzzwords, and generic meaningless phrases. Be clear and precise as to what you are looking for.

Who isn't a "Team player", who would claim not to have "Project management skills"; if you're not "Results orientated" - you have problems; "People management skills" is a pre-requisite, not a clincher.
9. Design

Make your CV pleasing to the eye. How your CV is presented tells a story about you. Are you visually aware, do you care enough about the job to present the information well? Your CV is sending signals to your employer. Make sure they are the right ones.
10. Don't put it off

If you see a job you're interested in, don't delay putting together the application - do it the same day and send it the same day. Thousands of jobs have been lost because the applicant never got round to sending in his CV.

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