Officials warn of transient rail riders in Nebraska, say they communicate online

NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska — They are a common sight in North Platte. Often appearing haggard and worn, homeless travelers, can be seen walking down streets or sitting on corners — especially during the summer months.

Many times, they carry signs appealing for handouts. Other times, they are simply passing through, The North Platte Telegraph reported (http://bit.ly/1q8ZptL ).

Whatever their intentions, transients end up in the community for the same reason many other visitors do.

"We're centrally located," said Roland Kramer, chief deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. "Interstate 80, Highway 83 and Highway 30 bring them in."

Not all transients travel the roadways, however. Some hop a train.

"We do have security in and around Bailey Yard," said Mark Davis, director of corporate relations and media for Union Pacific Railroad. "On the main lines, away from the yard, we still have security, but it's not as concentrated. Railroad dispatch gets calls daily of people on trains, which is extremely dangerous."

Unlike the homeless people of days gone by, there's not much romance associated with today's illegal rail travelers. An internal communication system still exists among them, but it's more sophisticated than it used to be.

"They don't draw symbols on buildings and trees anymore," Kramer said. "Much communication is online."

One such group that uses the web to communicate is the Freight Train Riders of America, a dangerous gang that has been linked to everything from drug trafficking and thefts to brutal assaults and murders over the years.

According to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, the Freight Train Riders of America was established in 1984 by a group of Vietnam veterans in Montana.

The reference service describes the group's members as "predators who will do whatever it takes to survive and they do not mind killing people in the process."

According to the reference service, most of the members carry knives. Some also carry large sticks, ax handles or guns to threaten and bludgeon victims.

Because they travel by train, they can quickly leave the scene of a crime and be miles away by the time law enforcement obtains suspect information.

Kramer said the majority of transients who jump off trains around North Platte aren't dangerous. However, there's no way to immediately tell who is or isn't.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 46 percent of homeless adults live with a severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Data from the American Psychological Association indicates the homeless have higher rates of tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS than the general population. Sexually transmitted diseases are prevalent among some subgroups.

For safety reasons, Kramer recommends not making contact with transients or providing them with handouts.

Davis asks that people hitching a ride on trains be reported to the UPRR dispatch center at 888-877-7267.
Source..tri btown

Who Invented E-MAIL

Source: The Logical Indian

'Bihari' !!! Bihari is not a bad word as depicted by rest of Indians.

'Bihari'

Bihar is not about having Ras-bihari (criminals/ goonda) as portrayed by Indian movie industries (Bollywood, Telugu and Tamil). Bihari is not a bad word as depicted by rest of Indians

Few common Bihari are:-

Dr. Rajendra Prasad-your first president.
Tulsidas- writer of Ramchritramanas.
Kalidas-another great writer,
post service start here by Shershah Suri(only emperor who ruled Mughal)
It gave the world its first Republic.
Here Buddha(God for Chinese) gave his first thought.
It had the world’s most ancient(Nalanda)univ­ersity.
Chanakya (grandfather of economics)wrote here the first book on Economics.
Mahavir founded Jainism here.
Valmiki wrote Ramayan, the greatest Epic of World.
Rishi Shushrut, the father of surgery, lived on the soil of Bihar.
Vatsayana(again a bihari) wrote Kamasutra, the complete art of sex and love.
• Aryabhatt(discover decimal and zero), the great ancient mathematician was also from Bihar.
• Ashoka Chakra comes from Bihar which adorns India’s national flag.
and if you know Gandhi- Bihar is the place(champaran) where he start his freedom fight journey.
now lets dose your antagonist thought about bihar,
Did you Know ???
============
Bihar has more number of Literate %age than Kerala and Tamil Nadu combined?
Bihar has more number of Graduate than Andhra Pradesh and Kerala combined?
More Biharis are doctors than Punjab and Gujarat combined?
Bihar has produced more number of IAS officer than Kerala,Karnataka, Tamil Nadu , Andhra and Gujarat combined?
More Biharis are bank probationary office than any other state?
More Biharis are in IIT compare to Maharashtra and Gujarat?
Education hub run by Tamilnadu and Karnatka carry 37% of Bihari students.
we have 5 different language(maithili, bhojpuri, magahi, avadhi and urdu) then also we talk and respect national language of India.
58% of bihari are below 25yrs of age, which make it youngest state of India.
Ok lets see if bihari= criminals ( as of a normal Indian thought)
Murder rate in Bihar is half of murder rate in Mumbai?
Rape in Bihar is 1/10th of Delhi?
Number of people killed in Bihar in communal violence is 1/75 th of Gujarat?
Naxalites in Bihar have killed less people than in Andhra Pradesh?
Bihar produces more wheat than Punjab?
Bihar is only large state where no farmer committed suicide?
More Bihari Girls complete Graduation than Kerala
none of the Indian states has given prime minster on foreign soil( yes, prime minister of Mauritius. is of bihar origin)
Thats Bihar ..
spread the truth.. dont carried away with gossip.
and next time,Think twice before making a comment about Bihari.
feel proud to b a Bihari
Source..facebook

HOW TO FILE RTI


Golden Word


Little Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a big girl now



Remember adorable little Anjali from Karan Johar's super successful Bollywood debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai?

She's all grown up now and is back on the silver screen with a role in KJo's next film. Sana Saeed will be seen playing "a high school hottie" in Student Of The Year, which also stars three other debutants - Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidhharth Malhotra.

The young lady insists that she is not doing a cameo in the movie. Recently in an interview she said, "I have a full-fledged role in the film. It is not a cameo. I play a high school hottie - Tanya. It is a second lead role."

Surprisingly, KJo has kept Sana Saeed away from the limelight all this while. Looks like she'll be the surprise element of Student Of The Year. We are keeping our fingers crossed.


Source - NDTV photos

12 Tips To Fight Cancer


Cancer is a deadly disease. A silent assassin, it strikes in the dead of the night and a victim realizes it only when it’s too late. Here are some tips and precautionary measures will help in further combating against the evils of cancer.

1. Drink Ample of Water

Water is a vital element for our existence. Drinking water in adequate quantity will ensure perfect functioning of the digestive system, flawless bladder operation, hydration, and tonnes of other benefits.

2. Keep a Tab On Alcohol Consumption 

Alcohol is linked to numerous types of cancer, especially breast cancer in women, and hence it is advisable to consume less or no alcohol if possible. Breast cancer can also occur in obese males, and hence, precautionary measures need to be taken.

3. Drink Green Tea 
Green tea has always been a staple diet of Asians, and hence it is an observed trend that constant green tea drinkers are capable of eliminating the risk of a variety of cancer, especially prostate cancer. So grab that mug and pour yourself some healthy tea.

4. Keep Exercising Keeping your body fit and yourself active is the easiest and fail-safe method to stop your body from malfunctioning. This will ensure you’re keeping a tab on your weight and keeping away all the cancer for good.

5. Avoid Smoking 

Smoking is the main killer when it comes to lung cancer. A deadly and addictive element, tobacco’s fatality quotient is quite high on every scale. Don’t smoke, and if you are addicted to smoking, quit it, pronto!

6. Eat Garlic 

We Indians have it easy in this case. Garlic being a staple ingredient in every Indian dish, it provides a treasure chest of sulphur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defences against cancer, and may have the potential to reduce tumour growth!

7. Reduce Red Meat Consumption

Animal fat has an affinity of running higher risk in many types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Reducing red meat consumption will ensure lesser stress on your digestive system and lesser chances of cancer. Poultry or fish meat is preferred in such cases.

8. Eat Smart

Avoid food products that are loaded with high percentage of calories. Fat free and natural food should always be consumed. Avoiding food products with artificial sweetners also helps in cutting down the risk of cancer. Stick to high-fibre food loaded with all the necessary active ingredients.

9. Eat Green

Keeping a healthy vegetarian diet comprising of green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, etc. drastically cuts down the risk of running prostate cancer and even heart diseases. That’s not all; they’re known to pack a treasure chest of other vital elements that help you keep fit and strong!

10. Check Family History
Genetics and the works play a major role in cancer. A family with cancer history runs a greater risk of keeping the trend intact for the following generations. Have a thorough look at your family’s illness history and consult a doctor for a professional perspective.

11. Cut Down Supplements

Remember a golden rule, anything artificial that isn’t a part of your body and its functioning shouldn’t be consumed. Do you exercise? Stop taking those muscle enhancing supplements. Actively consume antibiotics and fairly unnecessary medicines? Search for safer natural alternative. Keeping your body clean and pure from within goes a long way!

12. Have Regular Check-ups

Cancer is a disease that isn’t usually visible in most of the cases, and neither can it be deciphered from its symptoms in the early stage. Hence, go for regular check-ups. A routine check-up will help you in keeping a tab over your body, detect early stage cancer if any, as well as ease the stress of any cancer-related apprehension in the older age!
Source - lifestyle.yahoo

VASTU TIPS FOR YOUR HOME



In an ideal world, a home should be a labour of love, a sanctuary you come back to after a hectic day of facing the world. Unfortunately, most of us live in structures of brick and mortar that really cannot be called homes. The love, warmth and joy that characterises a home has gone missing in our fast-paced life.

The reason for this is that in the hectic course of our lives, we have deviated from the ancient principles of Vaastu.
                               Window

Vaastu Shastra is based on the principle that a home is an abode of a living soul, the dwelling place of the entity called the Vaastu Purush.

The Vaastu Purush, according to the Matsya Purana , was born out of the sweat of Lord Shiva when he was dueling with a demon. The droplet fell on earth and turned into the prostrate figure of the cosmic man, or the Vaastu Purush.

The resting form of this cosmic man has been the basis of Hindu architecture.

The figure is lying down on earth with his head towards the north- east, feet towards south- west, and the hands pointing north- west and south- east. It is these magnetic directions that turn a house into a home.

Here are some other tips for building a house according to the principles of Vaastu Shastra and thereby ensuring a confluence of positive energies: The kitchen should be built in the south- east corner of the house with the cooking area facing east.

The bedroom should be located in the south- west with the headboard of the bed facing the south.

The bathroom should be in the east and if for some reason that’s not possible, then the geyser should be installed in the south-east corner.
Source - lifestyle.yahoo

How to explain rape to a 5-year-old

Murder is kosher. War needs no introduction. Even school shootings make the cut at the dinner table. But rape? No. Never. We never talk about it.

My daughter, nearly five, can read. She reads fairy-tales aloud, she reads shop-signs from a moving car (we’ve successfully deflected her attention from the ‘Piles and Fistula’ clinics in the proletarian parts of town), she spots hilarious if confounding legends on the backs of auto-rickshaws (yes, we’ve had engrossing family debates over ‘Mother is god, lover is danger’) and she catches typos in the fliers that the paperboy gets paid for tucking into our breakfast reading.

When she’s really bored, she reads the newspapers.

At home we get two dailies, three on weekends. Since December 17, the headlines have consistently screamed a certain four-letter word in our faces. It has latched onto our consciences and eaten into the comfortable fabric of our lives. Despite such bombardment, we cannot escape being startled to violent, impotent rage every time it is uttered. The images it evokes are unbearably terrifying, even dooming. Yet, as we attempt to shrug away the deluge of horror stories now pouring out of the prisons where they have long been locked away, we hear and read that this – this thing – is more commonplace than we imagined. That it could be only a single frightening degree of separation from our sheltered lives. 

It is rape we’re not talking about. Although we have all read enough to be informed that we must talk about it. But when we nod our heads in agreement in a social situation we’re talking detachedly about the lives of others – people we don’t know, over whose pains we shall never lose sleep.

And the headlines they continue to scream, telling of shocking tragedies that we pray we won’t ever have the misfortune to endure. If we’re careful, we whisper soothingly to ourselves, if we’re careful. 

It’s only a matter of time before my daughter, who has learned to argue with conviction about her “fundamental rights”, asks me what rape means. We’ve discussed everything from butterfly migration (“Where are the blue butterflies we saw last year?”) to retail supply chains (“Where do the toys in toy stores come from?”), all in answer to direct, sharply framed questions from which there is no weaseling out. To her, I’m the fount of encyclopedic wisdom, the Jedi master who unlocks the mysteries of the Force. I can’t afford to let her down. Or she might go and find out from somewhere – or someone – else.

When I’m not Superdad, I’m a cog in a media machine where news is chosen not for its salience but for its propensity to turn casual, accidental readers like you into patrons who will come back for more. We media-types place rape high among our priorities, right up there next to the Bollywood starlet’s wardrobe malfunction and anything cricket. It’s a hot-ticket item with great stamina and shelf-life, what with all the moralistic chest-thumping and TV debates and candle-light marches and water-cannon-baiting protestors. Oh yeah, we devote a lot of space to rape. But we don’t talk about it. Not at home. Murder is kosher. War needs no introduction. Even school shootings make the cut at the dinner table. But rape? No. Never. 

And not just because we fear or loathe it, but because somewhere in our heads we confuse it with carnal knowledge – an unwelcome, premature, irreversible initiation to life’s embarrassing truths. Talking about rape isn’t like clearing your throat, putting on a poker-face, and delivering a preamble on birds and bees and dogs and cats. Though it begins there. Sort of. Unlike consensual sex, which a person has a right to experience upon attaining legal age for it, rape is an act of violence where the perpetrator does not always care if his victim has attained sexual maturity. Minors, toddlers, even babies – of all genders – are raped more frequently than we want to know, most often by people known to them. People they trusted.

There’s the rub. So, whom can you trust?

My wife, for reasons she can justify, distrusts men in general. In her book, no one is a saint. Everyone – no exceptions here – starts at a zero-trust level and then works their way up, if at all. It’s an approach that is effort-intensive and stressful; it requires her to keep a sharp, paranoid eye on our little girl at all times. Often, when she deputes me to stand in, I can tell she’s not entirely confident of my level of alertness to danger. I’m comfortable with that for the most part, but there’s one thing of which I’m watchful: I don’t want our daughter growing up fearing the world she must at some point confront on her own. 

We both want her to understand danger, to be able to read the warning signs, and to act appropriately to save her skin. We want her to be able to cope positively in adversity. We want her to be confident about her body, not resentful of it. We want her to feel proud of her femininity, not threatened or vulnerable on account of it.

There’s no easy way. We started the conversation with an iPad app for kids that confirmed her suspicions that male and female bodies are indeed different and work differently. While bathing her and dressing her, we encourage her to talk about her body without shyness or reserve. We tell her about parts of her body that are “private”, which only she and her caregivers can examine or touch, and in what circumstances it is all right for them to do so. We tell her about “good touch” and “bad touch” – and debate endlessly over the social mechanics of it. We drill her on how to respond and react if she thinks a touch is “bad” and how, and whom, to call for help. From time to time, when we get lost, we turn to The Yellow Book: A Parent’s Guide to Sexuality Education and other online resources

None of this, we know, is going to erase rape from the world, or keep the headlines from screaming. At least not until fundamental systemic changes take effect in our society. Meanwhile, the questions, when they come, will fly at us thick and fast. I try to wrap my head around the answers I will give. I try to frame them mentally so that they sound neither unconvincing nor terrifying. Both are undesirable outcomes – the last thing we want is to have her believe that sexual abuse or rape isn’t serious enough to be talked about, or develop a fear of it so overblown and irrational that it cripples her for life. 

I have but one chance to get this right.

Looking up from a book she is reading, my daughter smiles. Maybe she can read my mind.

Bijoy Venugopal is Editor, Travel.


Source - Yahoo Lifestyle Entertainment

हेल्पलाइन नंबर ( HELP LINE NO.)


Delhi - हेल्पलाइन  नंबर  ( HELP LINE NO.)


जिंदगी में कई मौके ऐसे भी आ जाते हैं जब आपको ऐसे हेल्पलाइन नंबरों की इमरजेंसी में जरूरत पड़ जाती है। ऐसे में अगर आपको रोजमर्रा के कामों से जुड़ी हेल्पलाइनों की एक अपटुडेट लिस्ट मिल जाए तो आपका काम आसान हो सकता है। हेल्पलाइन की अपटुडेट लिस्ट में: 

मेडिकल 

एंबुलेंस- (सामान्य)- 102 
एंबुलेंस 011-2659-3689 (चौबीसों घंटे) 

एम्स एडमिशन 011-2659-4707 (चौबीसों घंटे) 

किस काम के लिए 
एम्स की एंबुलेंस के बारे में जानकारी हासिल करने के लिए। 
किसी को भर्ती करने के बारे में जानकारी के लिए। 

5 easy tips to reduce hairfall problem


Do you often face one of those mornings where your bathe drain is blocked because of all the hair you’re shedding? It is true that losing hair is really heart breaking and the sight of seeing yourself going bald during your heydays is really a nightmare.

Hair fall is a common problem that people face these days. Now, hair loss can be due to various reasons as in this hectic life we hardly get any time to maintain a beauty regime. Further, our unhealthy lifestyle and bad food habits add to the problem. 

Don’t worry much for we bring to you some easy ways and measures that you can implement daily and weekly to reduce hair fall.

Say no to junk food: Your first step towards healthy hair is to switch to a healthy diet and exercise regime. Include protein rich food like wheat, oats, barley, maize and brown rice in your palette. Kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas and green peas are another great source of protein. Also, drink a lot of water as it not just keeps your skin healthy but also makes hair roots strong. Another important tip is not to indulge in crash dieting or starving yourself to reduce weight as it has a very harmful effect on your hair.

Get a hair massage: A good hot oil massage is the best treat that you can give to your hair. Rub hot oil into your scalp for at least one or two hours to restore the moisture of your tresses as this will replenish the hair roots and provide them intense nourishment. You can use massage your scalp with coconut, almond, neem, amla or olive oil.

Beat stress: Yes, you heard it right. Stress is a major factor that leads to hair fall. So, try to control it with meditation, yoga and breathing exercises

General hair care: Avoid taking hot water baths as hot water opens the pores, making your hair follicles brittle leading to hair fall. Another thing to be kept in mind is to use a thick hair brush and not to comb your hair roughly if you are facing hair fall. It is also suggested that if you have long hair, then avoid tying your tresses in a bun all the time as this can also lead to hair fall as well. And finally, if you really love your hair then please avoid indulging in a lot of hair styling as it damages your tresses.

Choose a healthy lifestyle: A healthy lifestyle is the key to keep you fit overall. So, please get ample amount of sleep as insufficient sleep may aggravate the problem. Also, say no to smoking and alcohol as they aggravate the problem of hair loss.
Source - Zee News

ALERT - Women & Girls, Be Carefull with Hidden Camera At Hotel & Lodge

ALERT - Women & Girls, Be Care-full with Hidden Camera At  Hotel & Lodge


Source - Facebook General Knowledge for all

Follow by Email

Google+ Followers

Daily Horoscopes