Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hamas captures Israeli soldier

Gaza militants led by Hamas have captured an Israeli soldier, turning a 12-day crisis into a crucial face-to-face battle that has seen IDF move back and forth around bordering areas in the last two days while trying to penetrate into Gaza Strip.

Hamas has posted picture of the abducted Israeli soldier, as Gaza militants claim they captured him during a Saturday raid inside Israeli territory

According to sources, the ground incursion led by IDF is not reaping results as Gaza militants have kept them at bay so far.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Hamas militants kill two Israeli soldiers in surprise attack

Written by Barry Dickerson
Hamas militants clad in Israeli army uniform killed two Israeli soldiers early Saturday during a surprise assault, repelling a major ground offensive by IDF (Israel Defence Forces) yet again.
Israeli soldiers take a wounded IDF member to medical aid after a Hamas sniper assault inside Israel territory

According to a Gaza-based news source, Hamas militants led by Qassam Brigade launched a sophisticated attack Saturday morning as they crawled through a tunnel, catching Israeli soldiers off guard. Militants, who wore army uniforms as a camouflage, used machine guns and sniper rifles in the assault and crawled their way back through the same tunnel safe and sound.
Fighting has picked up pace inside Gaza, and Hamas continued to shoot off rockets into southern Israel as the war stretched into its 12th day.
Israeli officials confirmed the death of at least two soldiers as they announced their name on the media. The dead include a 45-year-old reservist Amotz Greenberg and a 20-year-old Srg Adar Bersano.

The fresh attack and the death of two Israeli soldiers came as a big surprise to war experts as Hamas fighters managed to slip into Israeli territory and kill soldiers without getting caught in a serious confrontation. 

Maria Sharapova will never forget Sachin Tendulkar

Written by Rahul Jiwani

What do you do when you've been bitten by some of the most ambitious, craziest and wildest cricket fans? Crack open a bottle of endless crap and drown them all out, of course. 

Tennis star Maria Sharapova faced the toughest time of her career when she was bitten by former Indian cricket skipper Sachin Tendulkar fans (all of them Indian) because the poor girl admitted she does not “know who Tendulkar is.”
Maria came under fire instantly and Sachin's fans made her look like the most disgusting girl on the planet. 
Sachin himself, on the other hand, was in shock as he could not understand how come someone does not know him. Even he was afraid of his fans' outrage and the media hype back home.
As expected, Sachin Tendulkar, now living in a place far away from his angry fans (some claim), faced after he was grilled by a mindless news anchor of why Maria Sharapova doesn't know him and "why he is not as sexy as her."

After the deadly bite, Sachin Tendulkar had informed some sources that he had gone straight back home from the channel’s studio and called a local doctor. He then apparently grabbed a bottle of anti-venom syrup from the fridge and sat down to slurp it while he waited for the doctor and his team to arrive.

Sachin Tendulkar PA had told him to cool off his anger, warning that panicking would have made it worse.
"I said to myself, 'I’m going to [die], I’m not going to have a look at my face in the mirror because Maria does not know me. How come?'" a teary-eyed Sachin told a Mumbai-based newspaper from an undisclosed location.

Native to big and small cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, Sachin fans are highly poisonous and can deliver around five milligrams of venom in a single bite. Maria Saharapova’s Facebook page was submerged in wet venom (most of the sweet comments in praise of Maria are still there). Though some of the hosts and media dons are responsible for the demise of truth, integrity and good journalism in the country, Sachin fans’ poison can always be countered with an anti-venom, which Maria Sharapova terribly lacks.

Sachin’s case was no different. An anti-venom-syrup-drinking Sachin was picked up by emergency services and treated with an anti-venom at a local clinic. Although the great cricketer had an adverse reaction to the medication, Schin master-the-blaster survived the incident.

Moral: Never mess with Sachin fans ! 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Depression in women is more common now

* About twelve million women in the United States suffer from depression every year
* Depression is more common in developed countries than in under-developed and developing countries 

Depression affects women and men differently and the impact on both genders usually has varied implications. Not only are women more likely to falling into depression trap than men, but the causes and symptoms are often different from that of men. However, familiarizing yourself with what causes depression and spot the symptoms will heal and cure depression quicker.

Depression is an illness that can have negative effects on all aspects of your life. Depression, if not cured at the right time, can impact your social life, your family relationships, your career and even worse your self-esteem. If you feel sad, guilty, tired, you may suffer from depression. This is something that is not uncommon in women. Approximately 12 million women in the United States experience depression each year. Approximately one in eight women can expect to experience depression in their lifetime.

The number of women suffering from depression is twice as much when comparing male patients. Another thing that should be noted is that depression is common in most of the developed countries. Several theories attempt to explain this large discrepancy to find out why depression is so prevalent among females.

We will thoroughly discuss in our next posts why women are susceptible to depression more than men, though we have been told all along that women are better at handling emotions and they are good at dealing with their mental issues.

Why are women more prone to depression than men?

It is generally believed that women are more prone to depression than men. There are several theories on what factors cause depression in women while men usually get away with even the toughest times.  
Unlike men, women like to share their feelings with others. Another important factor is that women think too much, which causes them to experience a variety of emotions. While men like to deal with their feelings on their own, most of the times. This is of course only one side of the story.

Hormonal changes in women play a huge role. Hormonal changes cause huge mood swings. A woman during her menstrual feels different, more depressed, or irritable most of the times. While in men, hormonal changes make them more stable and strong mentally. In women, hormones continue to go through a change -- during menstrual cycle, after pregnancy and during menopause.

Admit it or not, women worry about their self-image more than men do. The position of women in society has seen a radical change in the 21st century. The expectations from them have increased a lot in recent years. Now women not only have to raise kids, they have to perform better at workplace too. Working among men and trying to compete others often leave women mentally confused and shaken. A renowned psychologists is quoted as saying “those successful women featured in magazines and on television can easily influence your behavior and mood. Whether you like them or not.”

Relationships are another factor that influence women’s mood and behaviour. Bad relationships are behind about fifty percent of women suffering from depression. Women are generally more concerned about how their relationship with partner is going than men and this is what puts them under radar.

An important impact of depression, which has been shared by psychologists, is that the affected person finds themselves worthless and expendable. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Depression: Factors and its impact on person

There has been a lot of research on causes of depression. Causes and effects of depression vary from person to person. Sometimes it is easy to find the actual cause, but sometimes it gets hard to assess what has caused depression in a person.

Facing depression can be a disturbing experience, but it should not be, if you take corrective measures at the right time. Depression may happen soon after an event (mostly a memorable one), but it can also be the outcome of past or grief. Genetic factors should be taken into account while treating a depression patient. Specialists find it rather a combination of factors: biological, social and psychological factors.

Biological factors
Your mood is determined by a variety of processes in your body and by substances such as hormones and neurotransmitters. The latter provides the electrical impulses between the brain cells. Serotonin and norepinephrine are two neurotransmitters associated with depression. Deficiency of one or both of these substances plays a big role in causing depression. Many diseases can alter your mood and cause depression.

Social factors
Dreadful or miserable events are the chief social factors. Moreover, negative response form others may also play a big role in causing depression in person. Isolation, bad treatment at home, bullying, unemployment can leave a devastating impact on any stable-minded person. Work load at workplace usually leaves a person in a tight spot, plus pressure from higher-ups stifles happiness, growth and willingness to work. 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Taliban kill 10 Afghan soldiers in Sarobi district

Kabul (July 7, 2014)

Afghan Taliban attacked a caravan of Afghan security forces in Sarobi district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, on Monday, as three vehicles transporting troops were hit by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). About ten soldiers were killed.

According to Taliban spokesman Zabih ullah Mujahid, insurgents trapped a caravan of three army vehicles in Hassan Norani, a small village, and detonated an IED. "The blast killed 10 soldiers and left dozens injured," Taliban spokesman claimed.