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Agra (English pronunciation: /ˈɑːɡrə/; Hindi: आगरा, Urdu: آ گرہ) is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located at the banks of river Yamuna, 363 kilometres (226 mi) west of state capital, Lucknow and 200 kilometres (124 mi) south from national capital New Delhi. With a population of 1,686,976 (2010 est.), it is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 19th most populous in India. Because 80 percent of the city’s sewage flows into Yamuna River, it is 20th most polluted city in India. Agra can also refer to the administrative district that has its headquarters in Agra city.
The city finds mention in the epic Mahābhārata where it was called Agrevaṇa, or ‘the border of the forest’. Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Rājā Badal Singh a Sikarwar Rajput king (around 1475), whose fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present Fort. However, the 11th century Persian poet Mas’ūd Sa’d Salmān writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by the Shāhī King Jayapala, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni. Sultan Sikandar Lodī was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in the year 1506; he died in 1517 and his son Ibrāhīm Lodī remained in power there for nine more years, finally being defeated at the Battle of Panipat in 1526. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites
(source by:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agra)Agra (English pronunciation: /ˈɑːɡrə/; Hindi: आगरा, Urdu: آ گرہ) is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located at the banks of river Yamuna, 363 kilometres (226 mi) west of state capital, Lucknow and 200 kilometres (124 mi) south from national capital New Delhi. With ...
‘Raining money’: Belgians urged to return stolen cashThe local prosecutor says it was “self service” as passers-by pocketed the scattered cash
Police are urging people from a small town in Belgium to return tens of thousands of euros in cash that were thrown out of a speeding car by thieves attempting to make a getaway.
The incident occurred in the Flemish town of Zedelgem after the thieves stole a safe from a nearby house.
The thieves threw the safe out of the car to distract police officers. It broke open and passers-by grabbed 50, 100 and 200-euro notes that were scattered.
The thieves are still on the run.
One man said he had picked up two rolls of 5,000 euros only to have a police officer grab them back, reports the BBC’s Matthew Price.
Another said it was as if it was “raining money”.
The local prosecutor says it was “self service” as passers-by filled their pockets with the scattered cash.
While some have returned the money, a considerable sum is yet to be recovered.
Anyone keeping the cash could face up to two years in jail, officials say.
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How to Balance Public, Private, and Social Mediaby Azure_Collier on 01-19-2012 01:00 PM
A few weeks ago, I got a friend request on Facebook. I recognized the name and clicked on the person’s profile to check out his information. He was pretty well-connected in his career and we had a few friends in common. I had a problem though: I had spoken with him only once on the phone — for a project I was putting together at a place I haven’t worked at for three years. I’ve never met him in real life and really know nothing about him.
I declined the request. But that’s just me. Someone else might have accepted it. Our interpretations of what’s personal, what’s professional, what we share, and who we let into our worlds have gotten fuzzy because of social media. Millennial Branding found that Generation Y is happy to blur those lines — they use Facebook as an extension of their professional life. For some people, that can cause problems when you’re sharing information about your personal life and forget that the colleague in the next cubicle is watching every social move you make.
I present Constant Contact’s social media webinars and frequently get questions from attendees on how to separate the personal from the professional in this public space. One solution is to create a personal social media policy for each of your profiles. Look at your social networks and decide: What do you use this space for? Who do you want to let in? Think about the things you talk about on each social network — do you really want your potential new friends or followers to know those details? Do you want to know theirs? Here’s my personal social media policy:
- Facebook is for people I’ve met and have some sort of relationship with in real life. I share what’s going on in my life, and I’m interested in what’s going on in theirs. My Facebook policy isn’t much different from most people, according to a recent Nielsen study. They found that 82% of Facebook users add friends because they’re people they know in real life, and 41% of people unfriend people because they don’t know them very well.
- LinkedIn is for people I’ve worked with and personal friends who I haven’t worked with. I admire their skills and accomplishments, and I can go to them to brainstorm or discover new marketing tools and tips.
- Twitter is for anyone; my Twitter door is open to all who follow me. I use Twitter to discover what’s going on in social media marketing and I like to share the interesting things I find.
Another option is to clean up your social networks. It’s OK to create a Facebook Page or a LinkedIn group and send a message to your clients on your personal page: Ask them to join you there. Take advantage of the tools available on Facebook — change your privacy settings to reflect how public or private you want to be. Create friend lists and choose which lists can see which posts. Look at your LinkedIn settings and choose who has access to your activity feed, who can send you messages, and who can send you invitations. Do you want a public or private Twitter account? You canchange your settings to make your tweets private; Twitter calls these protected tweets.
Social media is as public or as private as you want it to be. You have control; find the privacy settings you’re comfortable with and surround yourself with friends and followers that you trust.
Oak Lawn, Illinois: Dante Autullo thought his doctors were joking. The suburban Chicago man was sure he’d merely cut himself with a nail gun while building a shed. But they assured him the X-ray was real: A nail was lodged in the middle of his brain.
Autullo was recovering Friday after undergoing surgery at advocate Christ Medical Centre in Oak Lawn, where doctors removed the 3 1/4-inch (7.62 centimetre) nail. It had come with in millimeters of the part of the brain that control motor function.
“When they brought in the picture, i said to the doctor ‘Is this the joke? Did you get that out of the doctors joke file?'” the 32-year-old recalled. “The doctor said “No man, that’s in your head.””
As he was rushed by ambulance to another hospital for surgery, he posted a picture of the x-ray on Facebook.
Autullo, who lives in Orland Park, said he was building a shed Tuesday and using the nail gun above his head when he fired it, With nothing to indicate that a nail hadn’t simply whizzed by his head, his long-time companion, Gail Glaenzer, cleaned the wound with peroxide.
“It really felt like i got punched on the side of the head,” he said, adding that he continued working. “I thought it went past my ear.”
While there are pain-sensitive nerves on the person’s skull, there aren’t any with in the brain itself. That’s why he would have felt the nail strike the skull, but he wouldn’t have felt it penetrate the brain.
Neither he nor Glaenzer thought much about it, and Autullo went on with his day, even ploughing a bit of snow. But the Next day when he awoke from a nap, feeling nauseated,
Glaenzer sensed something was wrong and suggested they go to the hospital.
At first Autullo refused, but he relented after the two picked up their son at school Wednesday evening.
An X-ray was taken a couple hours later. And there, seeming to float in the middle of his head, was a nail.
Atullo was rushed by ambulance to more specialized care.
“He feels good,. He moved all his limbs, he’s talking normal, he remembers everything,” Glaenzer said earlier Friday. “It’s amazing, a miracle.”
Neurosurgeon Leslie Schaffer acknowledged that Autullo’s case was unusual, but not extremely rare.
Schaffer said having a nail penetrate the skull is not like being shot in the head, noting that a bullet would break into multiple pieces.
“This (the nail) is thinner, with a small trajectory and pointed at the end,” he said. “The Bone doesn’t fracture much because the nail has a small tip.” Schaffer said the man’s skull stopped the nail from going father into his brain.Oak Lawn, Illinois: Dante Autullo thought his doctors were joking. The suburban Chicago man was sure he’d merely cut himself with a nail gun while building a shed. But they assured him the X-ray was real: A nail was lodged in the middle of his brain. Autullo was recovering Friday after undergoing surgery at advocate Christ ...