Homeopathy can prevent H1N1 infection

Pune, August 01: Can Homeopathy offer a preventive medicine for currently rampant H1N1 viral infection?

A senior Homeopath here say it can. The remedy which he has recommended is a bio-chemic preparation of Homeopathic drugs which is easily available in tablet forms at chemist shops.

Dr Srirang Oak, the homeopath, said if 3/4 tablets of ‘Ferrum Phosphoricum’ and ‘Kali Muriaticum” each are taken 3/4 times a day, it could bestow an immunity to the person, effectively enhancing his resistance against viral infection.

First Asian female president Corazon “Cory” Aquino dead

Philippines, August 01: Aquino Asia’s first female President, former Philippines first lady Corazon ‘Cory’ Aquino, has died aged 76 from colon cancer.

Aquino, who led the people power revolution that ended the 20-year rule of late Philippines strongman Ferdinand Marcos, was the 11th and first female president of the Philippines, serving from 1986 to 1992 and repelled seven coup attempts in her six years in office.

U.K. offers condolences to Aquino’s family

London, August 01: Britain has offered its condolences to the family of former Philippines President Corazon Aquino, who died on early Saturday. She was 76.

“We offer our condolences to the family of President Corazon. The embassy in Manila will put out a statement locally at some point,” a spokeswoman for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office told BNO News.

Aquino had been suffering from colon cancer for more than a year and recently said she would refuse any further treatment.

Firefox claims billion downloads

San Francisco, August 01: Internet surfers have downloaded the open source Firefox browser more than one billion times, the software’s distributor, the Mozilla Foundation, said Friday.

The browser is the strongest current rival to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which once controlled over 90 percent of the browser market but has seen its dominance steadily eroded by Firefox.

Firefox now accounts for some 22.5 percent of all active browsers, compared to Microsoft’s 65 per cent share, according to the tracking firm Net Applications.

US stocks mixed on better-than-expected GDP figures

New York, August 01: US stocks closed mixed Friday to end one of its best months in years, after government figures showed a smaller-than-expected contraction of the world’s largest economy in the second quarter of the year.

The economy shrank at a 1-percent annual rate April-June period, according to a preliminary estimate by the US Commerce Department. The figure signals that the longest US recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s has eased.

US court fines $22,500 per song for illegal music download

New York, August 01 : A federal jury in Boston Friday ordered a graduate student to pay $22,500 per song to four record labels, who sued him for illegally downloading and sharing music.

Joel Tenenbaum, 25, was found to have illegally downloaded 30 songs and ordered to pay a total of $675,000 to the plaintiffs.

He was only the second person in the US to have been sued for downloading music over the Internet.

In the previous case, a Minnesota jury ordered Jammie Thomas-Rasset to pay $80,000 for infringing 24 songs, totalling $1.92 million.

My loyalty to Karan can’t be bought

New Delhi, August 01: Director Tarun Mansukhani made his debut with the hit “Dostana” under Karan Johar’s banner and he has no plans to shift to any other production house despite being flooded by offers. He says his loyalty to Dharma Productions is “too strong” to be bought.

“I received several calls from several producers (post ‘Dostana’)… But everyone in the industry knows my loyalty to Karan is too strong. No amount of money or fame can buy that,” Mansukhani told IANS in an e-mail interview.

Young Indonesians go online to defy bombers

Jakarta, August 01: Young Indonesians are sending a defiant message to extremists behind the deadly July 17 bombings of two Jakarta hotels: “We are not afraid.”

An internet campaign against terrorism in response to the attacks on the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels has come into vogue among young, technology-savvy Indonesians with its slogans “Indonesia unite!” and “We are not afraid”.