Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Jamestown Landing Day? The first permanent English settlement was established in the Colony of Virginia on May 14, 1607, at Jamestown. It followed several earlier failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jamestown served as the capital of the colony for 83 years, from 1616 until 1699.

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MyLegacy – Series by Jay Parkhe

Both the past and the future are beyond our reach, it’s the present we must grasp.

Q. Live in the past, Dream of future or…

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

(Buddha)

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 Q.  It is said,  Questions are never stupid, Answers are..

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Wisdom lies not in the answers one gives, but in the questions, one asks.
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

(Eugene Ionesco)

Sometimes though, the. Questioners are stupid and just wish to hog the limelight by giving unformed ideas as bytes to willing media.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.”

— Germany Kent

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Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Surprise your parents with flowers
  2. Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you
  3. Make your voice count – sign a petition for a good cause
  4. Make someone’s day – tell a friend why you appreciate them
  5. Go the day without complaining
  6. Wardrobe overflowing? Donate clothes to a charity
  7. Remember that friend you haven’t seen for ages? Give them a call
  8. Life can get really busy – take some time out to spend with a family member
  9. Remember that family member you haven’t seen for a while? See how they are doing
  10. Know someone who is not coping very well? Give them a call

Vedas.courtesy a friend

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A young man in his mid-twenties knocks on the door of a renowned Guru. He says: “I’ve come to you because I wish to study Vedas.”

“Do you know Sanskrit?” the Guru asks.

“No,” replies the young man.

“Have you studied any Indian philosophy?”

“No. But don’t worry. I just finished my doctoral dissertation at Harvard on logic. So now, I would just like to round up my education with a little study of the Vedas.”

“I doubt,” the Guru says, “that you are ready to study Vedas. It is the deepest knowledge ever known. If you wish, however, I am willing to examine you in logic, and if you pass that test I will teach you Vedas.”

The young man agrees.

Guru holds up two fingers. “Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face; the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?”

The young man stares at the Guru. “Is that really a test in logic?”

The Guru nods.

”The one with the dirty face washes his face“- he answers confidently.

“Wrong. The one with the clean face washes his face. Examine the logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. So, the one with the clean face washes his face.”

“Very clever,” the young man says. “Give me another test.”

The Guru again holds up two fingers. “Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face, the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?”

“We have already established that. The one with the clean face washes his face.”

“Wrong. Each one washes his face. Examine the logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. So, the one with the clean face washes his face. When the one with the dirty face sees the one with the clean face wash his face, he also washes his face. So, each one washes his face.”

“I didn’t think of that,” says the young man. It’s shocking to me that I could make an error in logic. Test me again.”

The Guru holds up two fingers. “Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face; the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?”

“Each one washes his face.”

“Wrong. Neither one washes his face. Examine the logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. But when the one with the clean face sees the one with the dirty face doesn’t wash his face, he also doesn’t wash his face. So, neither one washes his face.”

The young man is desperate. “I am qualified to study Vedas. Please give me one more test.”

He groans, though, when the Guru lifts two fingers. “Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face; the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?”

“Neither one washes his face.”

“Wrong. Do you now see why logic is an insufficient basis for studying Vedas? Tell me, how is it possible for two men to come down the same chimney, and for one to come out with a clean face and the other with a dirty face? Don’t you see? The whole question is nonsense, foolishness, and if you spend your whole life trying to answer foolish questions, all your answers will be foolish, too.”

That’s why having wisdom is more important than having logic.

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You Can Now Hire Someone on Taobao to Fight Your Battles

via You Can Now Hire Someone on Taobao to Fight Your Battles

There’s a new “product” on Taobao, designed to help you settle your scores: professional arguers.

Recently, a Red Star News reporter went undercover as a customer, contacting individual sellers on the Chinese ecommerce platform to inquire about this peculiar service. Screenshots circulating the web this week show that for a fee ranging from 5 – 200 RMB (74 cents – 30 USD), you can hire a “professional” to verbally attack someone — to the point where that person begins to rethink their entire life (“骂到他怀疑人生”).

Random Input Phrases for the day

I love the Lateral Thinking “Random Input/Attribution” method of Dr. Edward DeBone and generate some power phrases daily and add a quote to provoke thoughts. 

 

  1. Flea Market Meaning: A type of bazaar where inexpensive goods are sold or bartered.(Pic :Courtesy: Unsplash.com)photo of people doing artworks2. Go For Broke Meaning: To risk it all, even if it means losing everything. To go all out. (Pic courtesy: Unsplash.com)vintage car on garage during daytime3.Love Birds Meaning: A pair of people who have a shared love for each other.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain 

 

 

 

 

To get my Triple crown is more difficult than earning them. Education award. I had to have some hot email exchanges and two valuable conversations before they . agreed to despatch it.   Look forward to getting it soon. 

Via: IACC . daily alert

An exclusive daily alert
Ø  China  yesterday increased tariffs on USD 60 billion worth of US goods in a tit-for-tat to America’s move to raise tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese imports, saying Beijing will not “succumb to foreign pressure”. China’s retaliation came hours after US President Donald Trump warned his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that Beijing “will be hurt very badly if you don’t make a deal. “Chinese officials say while China is willing to import more and provide access to US goods, Beijing is finding it hard to agree for Trump’s demand for intrusive inspections to enforce IPR which China failed to curb so far.

Ø  Twenty drug makers have been accused of collusion to inflate prices of drugs by up to 1,000 per cent in the lawsuit filed by 44 US states in a district court in Connecticut on Friday. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which is the world’s largest generic drug maker, is accused of orchestrating the scandal which includes seven Indian drug makers, including Aurobindo Pharma, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Lupin, Wockhardt, Cadila Healthcare (Zydus), and Taro Pharmaceutical Industries (a subsidiary of Sun Pharma). Executives of Lupin, Aurobindo, and Glenmark, too, have been named as accused in the case. The latest lawsuit is a result of a countrywide probe into unfair trade practices, which commenced in Connecticut in 2014.

Ø  Amid a flare-up of trade war between the US and China, India on Monday expressed concerns about “existential challenges to the multilateral rules-based trading system” represented by the World Trade Organization (WTO) due to unilateral tariff measures, imbalance in reforms agenda and an impasse in the appellate body of the WTO, which will potentially jeopardize interests of poor and developing countries. New Delhi’s observations came on the first day of a meeting of senior officials of 22 members of the WTO yesterday.

 

Ø  India’s main opposition Congress party will review how economic data is collected and interpreted if it wins the general election this month. Economists and investors are increasingly showing that they have little or no confidence in India’s official economic data.

Ø  India’s retail inflation touched a six-month high in April to 2.92 per cent on high food prices, compared with 2.86 per cent in March. As per the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, despite slight increase in inflation, consumer price index remains below the target of 4 (+/-2) per cent. Experts suggest there’s still quite a chance that the Monetary Policy Committee would further cut key rates to ease pressure. Retail inflation remains well within the RBI’s comfort level of 4 per cent for about eight months now, which has come down from 4.17 per cent in July 2018. Retail inflation was 3.31 per cent in October 2018, while it was the highest in June 2018 at 5 per cent.

Ø  Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty closed in the red for the ninth consecutive session today amid falling Asian markets after trade talks between the US and China concluded on Friday without an agreement. While Sensex closed 372 points or 0.99 per cent lower at 37,090, Nifty ended at 11,148 down 130.70 points or 1.16 per cent.

Ø  Since April 26, when the losing run started, the Sensex has declined nearly 2,000 points, or 5.1 per cent. On the other hand, the Nifty has shed over 600 points, or 5.2 per cent, in the past nine sessions — its longest losing streak since May 2011.India’s market cap loss during this period has been Rs.8.53 trillion.

 

Ø  Wall Street sank on Monday after China defied Washington by announcing retaliatory tariffs, the latest salvo in the two countries’ increasingly belligerent trade war, sending investors fleeing equities for less risky assets. All three major US indexes lost ground in a widespread sell-off, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq posting its biggest one-day percentage loss this year. The S&P 500 and the Dow both had their largest percentage drop since Jan 3.China said it would impose higher tariffs on $60 billion in US goods despite President Donald Trump’s warnings not to retaliate against additional tariffs on Chinese imports announced by the White House on Friday. The move stoked fears of a global economic downturn. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 617.38 points, or 2.38%, to 25,324.99, the S&P 500 lost 69.53 points, or 2.41%, to 2,811.87 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 269.92 points, or 3.41%, to 7,647.02.

Ø  Speaking at a White House event on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump offered a projection about how much longer Washington and Beijing could be locked in heated trade negotiations. That comes after last week’s trade talks in Washington concluded without a deal and, instead, featured Trump hiking American on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10% to 25%. China, for its part, retaliated with its own raft of tariff hikes on a wide ranging list of American goods.   And now, investors are closely watching to see if the trade war grows even more punitive:

Ø  President Donald Trump says he has not “made that decision yet” on whether to put tariffs on another US$325 billion in Chinese goods. Trump says China’s latest round of retaliatory tariffs represent “a very positive step.” Trump confirms he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Japan in late June.

 

 

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