Eurozone crisis: Greece gripped by general strike

ahead of crucial talks – as it happened

Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/REUTERS

Members of the Greek Communist Party held a rally in Athens yesterday. As this picture of Syntagma Square shows, they weren’t deterred by the rainy weather.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/feb/07/greece-bailout-talks-general-strike

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Top 10 Tips To Promote Your Business On Facebook
Navneet Kaushal July 18th, 2011
http://www.enterprisemarketingnews.com/2011/07/18/top-10-tips-to-promote-your-business-on-facebook/

With a user base of 750 million users, Facebook is like a huge-unexplored market for your business. There are millions of potential customers on Facebook that are waiting for you to reach them. So, in case you are wondering how to take your business to Facebook- the method is fairly simple. As, the social network allows you to put your business out there, and even provides multiple tools to aid you in spreading your business.

Here are the top 10 ways to use Facebook for business.

1. Create a Page- This goes without saying, that to have an impressive Facebook presence, you need to get there first, and create a ‘Page’ for your business. You have to choose the type of page you want to create. Your obvious choice here is the business page.

This has certain details to be ironed out-

Facebook vanity URL, which you have to claim for unique business identity. Initially when you create the page, Facebook offers each Page a “Vanity URL” once the page has 25 fans or more. When you set out to select one, be very careful as once you choose a name, you can’t change it. You will be guided step by step to sign up for the URL here- http://www.facebook.com/username
Static FBML- Make sure to like this page on Facebook. Then with HTML, you can create your own personalised tabs. For example, if you are a boutique- the tabs could be- Womes’ party Wear; Men’s Section, etc. This will make your page standout.

Source- Blog Design Studio

Landing page- With the Static FBML, you can design your own landing page- which will be first thing people will see, when they come to your page. Now making this page as attractive as possible must be your focus, only then can you be certain of getting a ‘LIKE’ from every visitor. Here are a few examples of exciting landing pages, that are in tune with products and their target audience too.
For any confusions about page creation, please go here: http://www.facebook.com/FacebookPages

2. Build Your Profile- Fill out the details about your business, location, contact details everything. Tell people what you are all about and what all services/products you offer. Fill the ‘About’ section completely. One thing that completes your profile information is a picture. The Profile Picture, has to be chosen smartly to fill in the more vertical space provided by Facebook. Here are some interesting examples.

For any confusions about page creation, please go here: http://www.facebook.com/FacebookPages

2. Build Your Profile- Fill out the details about your business, location, contact details everything. Tell people what you are all about and what all services/products you offer. Fill the ‘About’ section completely. One thing that completes your profile information is a picture. The Profile Picture, has to be chosen smartly to fill in the more vertical space provided by Facebook. Here are some interesting examples.

3. Linking Your Page- Explore the multiple Apps by Facebook to link your page to Twitter, blogs etc. Integrate your Business Website to Facebook too. Add a LIKE button, so that people can be directed to your FB page. This is essential so that initial traffic on your website is directed to your facebook page too.

4. Explore Similar-Related Businesses- To make your presence known, search for similar pages, and LIKE them. Comment on relative posts there. Like what other people have written. The concerned parties will get a notification, that you have arrived. They will no doubt come to your page.
For example, if you are a Book Publisher Page, then go and LIKE the pages of authors you publish, interact with their fans.

5. Status Updates- What do you put up on your Facebook Page is of utmost importance. The key here is to be interesting-interactive and innovative. Do not brag about your services all the time. Involve people. Ask them a question. Invite them to share. For example, if you are a Chocolate Manufacturer- you could put up a status update like: “When was the first time someone gifted you a box of chocolates?” People will surely respond to that. This section also includes ‘Polls’ and ‘Questions’ and ‘Notes’. Facebook has an excellent application for creating them.

6. Post interesting videos. They may be related to your business, or may be something interesting you came across. The idea here is again- to generate curiosity, encourage audience participation and involvement. This also involves creating albums of your top/latest products or staff. For example, if you are a Shoe Retailer- Create an album of the latest shoes that have come in. Ask people to share them.

. Keep Your Wall Open- Allow people to interact with you. Put out a status update, inviting them to clear all their queries. For example, if you are a Clothes Retailer, you can say, “Anything you wanted to know about our products and their warranty/exchange policies. Please feel free to ask. We will sort every query”. Allow people to interact with you, the admin, as well as each other.

8. Events- Organize events, and then promote them on Facebook with the ‘Events’ App. Put up pictures of these events. Spread the link as much as you can.

9. Facebook Ads- Facebook places your ads on relevant profiles. They promote it through various ways. For example, they show it as a page to someone as liked by a friend, in other ways recommending on basis of familiarity.

10. Incentives- Providing users with a reason to like your page by offering a free gift or a discount coupons works miracles. This will shoot up the LIKES on your page pretty steadily. A little investment can go a long way in creating a fan base.

Source: sincerelyfido.com

These are the basics that you must follow. However, you must base your strategy according to your target audience. Study their preferences on Facebook and work accordingly. Remember the mantra:

Interesting- Innovative-Interactive- is how your you Facebook business Page must be.

Check out Page Traffic Buzz for more articles by Navneet Kaushal

About The Author
Nav is the founder and CEO of Page Traffic, a premier search engine company known for its assured SEO service, web design and development, copywriting and full time SEO professionals. Navneet has wide experience in natural search engine optimization, internet marketing and PPC campaigns. He is a prolific writer and his articles can be found in the “Best Articles” section of many websites and article banks. As a search engine analyst , he has over 9 years of experience and his knowledge is in application here.

August 2011 Gatherings by Camelia
“Came” means Business Networking (referral business/business gathering)

welcome to Camelia gatherings

Came 368
7 August 2011 (sunday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Mc Donalds,SS2,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 369
8 August 2011 (monday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: A & W Restoran, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan,Malaysia.

Came 370
9 August 2011 (tuesday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Nyonya Colors,Midvalley Mega Mall,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 371
16 August 2011 (tuesday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Teh Chawan, Bangsar, Jalan Telawi,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 372
16 August 2011 (tuesday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,(entrance)Sg Wang Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Came 373
17 August 2011 (wednesday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Pappa Rich, Jalan Kelang Lama,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 374
17 August 2011 (wednesday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,1utama shopping mall, Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 375
19 August 2011 (friday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Leisure Mall, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 376
20 August 2011 (saturday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: A & W Restoran, Jalan Timur,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 377
25 August 2011 (thursday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Sri Melaka Restoran,Amcorp Mall, Jalan Timur,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 378
26 August 2011 (friday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,(entrance)Ampang Park Mall, Jalan Ampang,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 379
26 August 2011 (friday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee, Jalan Raja Laut,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.(near Sogo mall)

Came 380
31 August 2011 (wednesday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Starbuck,KLCC Suria Mall,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Pls Call /SMS to confirm the date/place/time.
Please give me time to reserve a seat for you.

Do not be LAST MINUTE.I will not entertain you.

You may bring your friends or bosses or spouse.

PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL, Thank you!!

Mobile : 6-016-9795515
Love Camelia
Malaysian Chinese lady

*Venue and time subject to change
*Please pay your drinks / meals
*No entrance fee and no membership

Dress Code in Bali

July 28, 2011

Business Etiquette: 10 Tips on How to Shake Hands With Confidence
How Women Can Communicate They Are Equal in Business
By Lahle Wolfe

A handshake is more than just a greeting. It is also a message about your personality and confidence level. In business, a handshake is an important tool in making the right first impression.

While the art of handshaking does vary within cultures, in the United States the “rules” are pretty universal.

1. Begin With an Oral Introduction of Yourself
Before extending your hand, introduce yourself. Extending your hand should be part of an introduction, not a replacement for using your voice. Extending your hand without a voice greeting may make you appear nervous or overly aggressive.

2. Pump Your Hand Only 2-3 Times
A business handshake should be brief and to the point. Consider a handshake a short “sound bite” greeting, not a lengthy engagement. Holding on for more than three or four seconds can make other people feel uncomfortable.

3. Shake From Your Elbow
If you shake from the shoulder, using your upper arm instead of just your forearm, you risk jolting your handshake partner. The idea is to connect, not be overbearing.

4. Do Not Use a Forceful Grip
A handshake should be a friendly or respectful gesture, not a show of physical strength. An uncomfortable handshake is never a pleasant experience for anyone. Imagine you are opening a door handle and use about the same level of grip in your handshake.

5. Avoid Offering a “Fish Hand”
A limp hand is never a good idea when it comes to a business handshake. Do return the grip, but do not get into a power struggle, even if the other person squeezes too hard.

6. Forget “Lady Fingers”
This is not a Southern Cotillion, this is business. Offering only your fingers to shake may be appropriate in some social settings, but in business settings you are an equal, not a “lady.” Extend your entire hand, and be sure to grasp using your entire hand as well.

7. One Hand is Better than Two
Avoid the urge to handshake with two hands. It is always better in business introductions to use only one hand – your right hand – for the shake. The use of two hands with strangers is seen as intrusive, and too personal. In fact, a two-handed shake is called the “politician’s shake,” because it appears artificially friendly when used on people you barely know.

8. Shaking a Sweaty Hand
If you shake hands with someone who has sweaty palms, do not immediately wipe your hands on your clothing, handkerchief, or tissue. This will further embarrass the other person, who is probably already aware they have sweaty hands. You can discretely wipe them on something after you are out of site, and wash them later.

9. Ending a Handshake
End the handshake after 3-4 seconds, or 2-3 pumps. In order to avoid creating an awkward moment, your shake should end before the oral introduction exchange does. Without conversation taking place during the entire handshake, it becomes too intimate, and can feel more like hand holding.

10. Covering Your Mistakes
Even if you make a mistake, do not panic. There are many ways to save the moment. If you are worried that your handshake did not convey the right message about yourself, simply change the focus of the moment by offering a quick compliment or asking the other person a question.

http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/businessetiquette/tp/10-Tips-on-How-to-Shake-Hands.htm

Internet v/s God

May 23, 2011

Internet v/s God
by Rahul
Mon May 09, 2011 12:53 pm

1. God knows everything. Internet knows everything.

2. God can’t be seen, only its effect can be. Internet can’t be seen, only its effect can be.

3. God is everywhere. Nowadays Internet is also everywhere.

4. Pursuit of God needs time/money/dedication. Same with Internet.

CONCLUSION: Internet is God!

Inspiring Ideas from Japan’s 3R Initiative

Inspiring Ideas from Japan’s 3R Initiative The precedence for 3R issues (reduce, reuse and recycle) is derived from three perspectives –
The Millennium Development Goals , where proper environmental management and control of pollution and degradation go a long way in helping us reach them. This is in particular reference to Goal 8 on ensuring environmental sustainability. Specifically, it calls for integrating the principles of sustainable development into country policies and program and reverse the loss of environmental resources, improve sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, and improve the lives of slum dwellers.
The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). The WSSD Plan of Implementation specifically calls for changing the patterns of consumption and production to ways that are more sustainable. For example, Para 22 focuses on waste: “Prevent and minimize waste and maximize reuse, recycling and use of environmentally friendly alternative materials, with the participation of government authorities and all stakeholders, in order to minimize adverse effects on the environment and improve resource efficiency, with financial, technical and other assistance for developing countries.”
the 10-Year Framework Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production which emerged from WSSD was further concretized by the 2004 ‘Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity Building’ – which clearly emphasizes the role of 3Rs.
There is a need therefore taken the lead to highlight and focus on the concept of 3R – reduce, reuse, and recycle – as a means of achieving environmental sustainability in the long run. We have to remember that 3Rs need to be looked at from within the broader issue of a life cycle economy and zero emissions.
The 3R approach provides opportunities for a very broad range of issues, actors and outcomes to be brought together into a working framework. In the case of Japan, for example, it aims to set up a “sound material cycle society”, which is a society where consumption of natural resources is minimized and the environmental load is reduced, as much as possible.

The reason why the Japanese 3R Initiative has been successful is because of the strong support that it has received at the national level, among all relevant ministries, due to cooperation among different stakeholders in the public and private sectors, promotion of science and technology for 3Rs, and cooperation with universities and research institutes to develop cutting edge solutions.

There is much we can learn from the Japanese experience, since a balanced approach has been taken to operationalize the initiative by focusing on (a) laws, legislation and governance, (b) education and awareness raising, and (c) technology development. This is backed by key subsidies and grants for project implementation and uptake.

As a result of this support and reinforcement, growth areas can be seen in a number of fields, including:

Waste disposal businesses
Air pollution control businesses
Soil and water purification businesses
Effluent treatment businesses
Energy saving and alternative energy businesses
Recycling technology development
Lessons learnt so far has demonstrated the importance of not only individual actions by individual factories, but also the interlinkages that needed for sustainability. Community level actions in waste sorting, greener purchasing, recycling, etc. are examples under this 3R initiative. Examples also include setting up of 3R ‘hubs’ for power generation and heat exchange plants, methane gas plants and refuse-derived fuel units, human resource development etc.
Particularly impressive are the laws and legislation that have been passed under the 3R umbrella, including, for example:

Fundamental Law for establishing a Sound Material Cycle Society
Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law
Law for the Promotion of Utilization of Recyclable Resources
Container and Packaging Recycling Law
Electric Household Appliance Recycling Law
Construction Material Recycling Law
Food Recycling Law
End-of-life Vehicle Recycling Law
Law on Promoting Green Purchasing.
The 3R initiative in Japan has been driven both by big consumers (public sector, business and industry) as well as a discerning and environmentally conscious consumer, demanding for greener products and services. Laws and legislation has continued to support this drive, forcing the private sector to change their approach and strategies.
What we can learn from Japan is the development of a package of measures that need to be put in place, not only directly focusing on 3Rs, but also a number of supportive initiatives (for example the more than 20 eco-towns set up around Japan, which become hotbeds of innovation, focusing on innovative and cutting edge technology development) with a distinct environmental flavour to its activities.

The emerging lessons form Japan need to be adopted and customized to countries in the developing world in order to develop workable strategies for demonstration projects, and for commitments from developing countries. Demonstration projects and institutional strengthening exercises by building on experiences in Japan and other countries, and catering to the needs and specific conditions of each country – will go a long way in demonstrating the viability of the 3R approach. The complex and exciting opportunities provided by emerging economies such as China and India, will further enhance the need and effectiveness of 3R policies. This includes sustainable production and supply-side issues, and sustainable consumption and demand-side issues.

Experience so far has demonstrated the need to build multi-stakeholder commitment to sustainability by strong 3R policies and strategies, which is supported by improved access to accurate and trustworthy information. On the other hand, creation of market opportunities and making a business case for the adoption of 3Rs will help in persuading the private sector to participate in 3R issues. Providing clear options in areas such as environmentally sound technologies and green products will help in the uptake of 3R policies.

A number of entities need to come together for this purpose: National and local governments, private sector entities (business, trade and industry), and civil society entities, (including other UN bodies, NGOs/NPOs, consumer groups, universities), including others such as SMEs and private companies, industry associations and institutes, chambers of commerce, consumer groups, universities and research institute, etc.

The key inputs provided by each set of partners are different. For governmental partners the inputs focus on policy instruments such as laws, rules, procedures, and market-based instruments. For private sector partners, the focus is on technology systems, including their transfer, management systems, research etc. For the civil society partners, the focus is on education – awareness raising, lessons learnt, sustainable consumption etc. The platform will be operationalized by a networking and data sharing mechanism for participating countries and initiatives.

http://www.gdrc.org/uem/waste/3r-insipiring-ideas.html

April 2011 Gatherings by Camelia

“Came” means Business Networking (referral business/business gathering)

welcome to Camelia gatherings

Came 339
1 April 2011 (friday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: pappa RICH,PJ Newtown, Jalan 8,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia. (near Menara MBPJ)

Came 340
3 April 2011 (sunday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Starbuck,Menara Weld, Jalan Raja Chulan,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 341
3 April 2011 (sunday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Station 1 cafe, Uptown damansara, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 342
8 April 2011 (Friday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Coffee Bean, The Midvalley Mega Mall,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia (near MPH/Secret Recipe)

Came 343
9 April 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Burger King,Masjid Jamek,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia (near LRT/STAR)

Came 344
9 April 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Jaya ONE,Jalan University,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia (near MPH/Secret Recipe)

Came 345
18 April 2011 (Monday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue:Old Town White Coffee, Pavilion Mall,Jalan Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Came 346
19 April 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Nyonya Colors,The Midvalley Mega Mall,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Came 347
19 April 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Mc Donald,One Utama Shopping Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia

Came 348
19 April 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Mc Donald,One Utama Shopping Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia

Came 349
20 April 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Teh Tarik Place, Empire Gallery Mall,SS16,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 350
20 April 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Uncle lim, Subang Parade Shopping Mall,SS16,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia. (next to CarreFour Subang)

Came 351
20 April 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Uncle lim, Subang Parade Shopping Mall,SS16,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia. (next to CarreFour Subang)

Came 352
23 April 2011 (Friday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee, Tmn Midah,Cheras,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia (opposite Taman Midah)

Came 353
24 April 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Aseana Kafe & Bar,Suria KLCC Mall,KLCC,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 354
24 April 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,ssTwo Mall, ss2,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 355
28 April 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Pappa Rich,Uptown Damansara,Damansara Utama,Jalan ss21,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 355
28 April 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Pappa Rich,Uptown Damansara,Damansara Utama,Jalan ss21,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 356
29 April 2011 (Friday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Station 1 cafe, Sunway Metro, PJS,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.(near Sunway Pryramid Mall/KFC outlet)

Came 356
29 April 2011 (Friday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Station 1 cafe, Sunway Metro, PJS,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.(near Sunway Pryramid Mall/KFC outlet)

Pls Call /SMS to confirm the date/place/time.

Please give me time to reserve a seat for you.

Do not be LAST MINUTE.I will not entertain you.

You may bring your friends or bosses or spouse.

PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL, Thank you!!

Mobile : 6-016-9795515
Love Camelia
Malaysian Chinese lady

*Venue and time subject to change
*Please pay your drinks / meals
*No entrance fee and no membership

My secret EYEs

March 16, 2011































Indian top most 50 powerful peoples
November 14, 2009 by The Editor

Lakshmi Mittal richest Indian; Gates tops Forbes list
Dharam Shourie , New York: Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal is the richest Indian and Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates with an estimated net worth of USD 50 billion retains his title as the richest man in the world for the twelfth consecutive year.

According to the Forbes magazine annual survey, Gates fortune increased 7.5 per cent from USD 46.6 billion last year.

The magazine said strong markets around the world contributed to the increase in wealth and the total net worth of the list jumped to USD 2.6 trillion.

Gates is followed by 75-year old investor Warren Buffett of the United States with net worth of USD 42 billion and Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu with USD 30 billion and Ingvar Kamprad of Sweden, founder of Ikea, the world’s biggest home furnishing retailer, with USD 28 billion.

Non-resident Indian steel tycoon Mittal finds fifth place among the world’s richest with a net worth of more than USD 20 billion. The 55-year-old dropped two places to fifth with USD 23.5 billion dollars, down USD 1.5 billion.

Azim Premji, who owns 82 per cent of the New York listed Information Technology giant Wipro is second richest Indian with an estimated net worth of 11 billion dollars.

Mukesh Ambani with net worth of 7 billion dollars, army officer turned property baron Kushal Pal Singh (5 billion dollars), Sunil Mittal, who built his Bharti Group into India’s largest mobile phone operator with 14 million customers (4.9 billion dollars) and Kumar Birla (4.4 billion dollars) are among those who find place among the top ten richest persons in India.

http://www.southdreamz.com/2009/11/indian-top-most-50-powerful-peoples.html