Monday, May 22, 2017 6 Funnnn And Happiness Dear Squabs Send us your articles, stories, poetries, paintings, pictures etc on the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org Story Time The Fox and the Grapes One afternoon a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from over a lofty branch. "Just the thing to quench my thirst," quoted the fox. Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. Again the fox took a few paces back and tried to reach them but still failed. Finally, giving up, the fox turned up his nose and said, "They're probably sour anyway," and proceeded to walk away. MORAL: IT'S EASY TO DESPISE WHAT YOU CANNOT HA August has the highest percentage of births Rolling-Rolling the spider is rolling, Crawling-Crawling the baby is crawling, Rolling-Crawling with lots of fun, The naughty boy is eating a bun. Walking-Walking the man is walking, Rocking-Rocking I am rocking, Walking-Rocking our mood is happy, The small baby is wearing a nappy. Chirping-Chirping the birds are chirping, Blooming-Blooming the flowers are blooming, Chirping-Blooming with lots of tricks, The girl is eating chips with crisps. Serval Colour me • Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe (75%) • The moon is 27% the size of the Earth • Sun light can penetrate clean ocean water up to a depth of 73m (240 feet) • Cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h (43mp/h) in 3 seconds • An astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space (the cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity) • The oldest cockroach fossils are over 280 million years old • There are over 97,000 km (60,000 miles) of blood vessels in the average person • 11% of people are left handed • August has the highest percentage of births • unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it • the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes • a bear has 42 teeth • an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain • lemons contain more sugar than strawberries • 8% of people have an extra rib • 85% of plant life is found in the ocean • Ralph Lauren's original name was Ralph Lifshitz • rabbits like licorice • the Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters • 'Topolino' is the name for Mickey Mouse Italy • a lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue • armadillos have 4 babies at a time and are all the same sex • reindeer like bananas • the longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds • birds need gravity to swallow • the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E • the 3 most common languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English • dreamt is the only word that ends in mt • the first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON a cat has 32 muscles in each ear • Perth is Australia's windiest city Serval Classification and Evolution The Serval is a medium-sized species of cat that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, mainly in covered areas that are close to water. Thought to be most closely related to the African Golden Cat and the Caracal, the Serval is one of the most distinctive felines on the African continent with it's spotted fur and long limbs giving it the appearance of a small Cheetah. Fun Facts Kingdom............................Animalia Phylum..............................Chordata Class..................................Mammalia Order..................................Carnivora Family................................Felidae Genus.................................Leptailurus Common Name.................Serval Other Name(s)..................African Serval Group.................................Mammal Number Of Species...........10 Servals have excellent smell, sight and hearing which helps them to detect prey both in the long grass and even underground, with their large and rounded ears being able to rotate independently to pinpoint small animals close-by. Although the Serval is not considered to be at any great risk in the wild, they are being subjected to increasing levels of the loss of their wetland habitats which has led to population declines in certain areas along with having been extensively hunted for their fur. Serval Anatomy and Appearance The Serval has yellowish or orange coloured fur that is covered with both dark spots and stripes (the size and placement of which vary wildly between individuals), that helps to camouflage the Serval into the long grass. Markings start on the top of the head, running between the ears and down the neck and forming four distinct stripes which break into spots on reaching the shoulders. The Serval's relatively short tail is banded with black rings and ends in a black tip. Servals have quite long necks in comparison to their body size and when coupled with their long legs, enables their head to be up to 75cm off the ground which helps the animal to both see and hear clearly whilst hiding in long grass. Like all other felines (with the exception of the Cheetah) the Serval is able to pullback it's claws into protective pouches of skin in their feet which means that they are able to keep their claws sharp to hunt with as they are not being blunted when moving around. Serval Distribution and Habitat Historically, the Serval would have once been found throughout Africa but is today mainly confined to areas south of the Sahara. Although there are a few small populations in the north, they are thought to number around 250 mature individuals and are considered to be locally critically endangered.
Monday, May 22, 2017 Sportlight 7 Negotiations on Pakistan-India bilateral series expected in Birmingham Unfit Umar Akmal set to miss Champions Trophy LAHORE: Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has once again failed a fitness test and is expected to miss next month’s ICC) Champions Trophy, set to be jointly hosted by England and Wales. The team management, per sources close to the matter, has already sent Umar’s report to the cricket board and asked for left-handed batsman Haris Sohail to be included as his replacement. It is not the first time the 26-year-old Umar, who is currently in England for the preparation of the mega event, has failed a fitness test; similar issues had seen him dropped from the ODI and T20I squads for the recent West Indies series too. Final Match: Olympian Munawar uz Zaman Veterans Hockey League – 2017 Dr M Arif Hafeez Sports Reporter KARACHI: Olympian Munawar uz Zaman Veterans Hockey League – 2017 Pak Veterans wins the tournament . A.O. Clinic remains at runners up after a very suspenseful and adventurous match between them. The score was 2:1. The ball was nested by Olympian Qamar Ibrahim and National player Tasleem Usmani for the winning team. Olympian Haneef Khan played his wonderful part throughout the tournament as his brilliant passes and scheming the team was un match able, especially in the final match, therefore he was awarded by man of the tournament. A fair play trophy was lifted by Gulberg Hockey Club. The Team managers were Olympian Islahuddin for Pak Veterans Hockey Club and Olympian Samiullah for A.O. Clinic Hockey Club. So as captains were Safdar Abbas for Pak Veterans and Afroze Larifor A.O. KARACHI: Although the chances of Pakistan- India bilateral series in near future are not very high, but Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan is still trying to make it happen. Sources have revealed that negotiations between the officials of Pakistan and India are likely in Birmingham on June 4 during the ICC Champions Trophy match between these two archrivals. Shahryar Khan has said that he would discuss the matter once again with the officials of BCCI in Birmingham, otherwise PCB will raise the matter in ICC. Shahryar Khan also admitted that the chances of bilateral series with India are very less. It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had sent a legal notice to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for compensation of money that it lost by not having the series. BCCI rejected the notice of PCB by saying that no legal document was signed regarding the series, and once again gave the same excuse that it requires its government’s approval to play the series. BCCI had signed an MoU (Memorandum of understanding) with PCB to play six bilateral series against Pakistan, but it did not play even one. Amir Khan’s SBL ties up with Professional Organisation of India NEW DELHI: The backed Super League has entered into an agreement with the , which will provide officials for the event starting July 7. The SBL, featuring eight franchises with bouts conducted on weekends, will be supervised by PBOI as per the agreement. PBOI is recognised by the Asian Council and the World Council. The eight franchises in the SBL will comprise six players, five men and one woman with six back-up players per team. The competition will be in six different weight categories with bouts of four rounds of three minutes each. Former world champion and Olympic medallist will be the face of the league in India and would be significantly involved in its running. Dr M A Shah Ramadan T20 cricket tournament from May 27 Dr M Arif Hafeez Sports Reporter KARACHI: The 22nd Dr MA Shah Ramadan T20 Flood light cricket tournament organized by Asghar Ali Shah memorial sports foundation with the collaboration of AO Clinic will commence here at the Asghar Ali Shah stadium from May 27. The tournament will begin with the match between EMMZ Trading and Emerging Talent. This was revealed by Chairman Organising Committee Dr Junaid Ali Shah in a press briefing here at the Asghar Ali Shah stadium. Junaid Ali Shah said that 16 teams would be taking part in this mega event, including teams from Lahore, Kandhkot, DG Khan, Multan and Saudi Arabia. Each team will have to play three league matches. The final will be played on June 16. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final will be telecast live on Geo Super. Junaid said that more than Rs15 lac prize money is kept for the tournament. “The winners will receive Rs6 lacs with a motorbike, while the runners-up will get Rs3 lacs with a motorbike. Man of the Tournament will be awarded Rs20,000 and a 70cc motorbike,” he added. KARACHI: Participants of National Sea Games playing wali ball in last day competitions at sea view. Shuhada-e-Army Badminton Championship begins Sports Reporter KARACHI: The second edition of the Shuhada Army All Pakistan National Badminton Championship got under way here at Peshawar Services Club. The Championship is carrying a cash prize of Rs 0.7 million. In the qualifying round Zohaib Qamar of Pakistan Railways recorded victory against Abdullah of Balochistan in straight sets, the score was 21-19, 21-18 and 21-17. In the other matches Jalees Qunain of Punjab upset Adil Haseeb of Pakistan Wapda in a thrilling five sets battle, the score was 19-21, 21-18, 21-17, 16-21 and 23-21. Dar meets delegation of dairy association ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Pakistan Dairy Association called on the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at the Ministry of Finance on Sunday. The delegation briefed the Finance Minister on the current profile of the dairy sector in Pakistan. They also presented budget-related proposals and tax-related matters on behalf of the dairy sector to the Finance Minister, which were discussed in detail during the meeting. The Finance Minister appreciated the briefing and proposals of Pakistan Dairy Association, and said that their suggestions would be given due consideration during the finalization of the budget. He said that extensive consultations are being undertaken with I S L A M A B A D : Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Product growth in Fiscal Year 2017 is expected to climb to 5.2 percent—the highest in nine years—and the growth rate will continue to accelerate, reaching 5.5 percent in FY18 and 5.8 percent in FY19. Released twice a year, the Pakistan Development Update sets out recent developments across the economy and identifies risks and opportunities in the near-term future before focusing on a handful of key development challenges. ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Dairy Association at Ministry of Finance. all stakeholders as part of the budget preparations. The Finance Minister urged the dairy sector to ensure that the quality of milk being provided to the people of Pakistan is in accordance with international The report was launched in Lahore on Saturday in collaboration with Lahore School of Economics, according to a press release issued by the Bank here. Pakistan’s growth will continue to benefit from growing consumer and investor confidence in the first half of FY17, following the successful efforts to restore macroeconomic stability during the last 4 years. The report highlights that more recently, weakening trade and fiscal balances point toward the and local health standards. He urged the corporate firms in the dairy sector to ensure the well-being of dairy farmers, and to work together with them on measures to increase the yield of milk across the Pakistan to record highest growth rate in nine years: WB report need to continue with the reform efforts to consolidate the hard-won stability. “Pakistan’s accelerating growth is good news and reflects the country’s success in building confidence. But the pace of reforms has slowed and it is important for the structural reforms to accelerate,” said Illango Patchamuthu, World Bank Country Director for Pakistan. A moderate increase in investment is expected to supplement growth, driven primarily by public and private consumption. country. The Finance Minister said that the agriculture sector had received a major boost from the government’s agriculture package. He highlighted that the agriculture sector had KARACHI: On the directives of Provincial minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla, the E&T department has launched Geographical Information System for property professional tax survey first time in Sindh. In first phase it has been started in Sukkur. In this regard a awareness seminar was conducted in Sukkur. On this occasion, while addressing as a chief guest Secretary Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem grown by 3.46% in FY 2016-17 showing a marked improvement compared to FY 2015-16. He further stated that milk is one of the 19 commodities which will be subsidized, as part of the Ramzan Relief Package 2017, to provide relief to the general public during the upcoming holy month of Ramzan. The delegation of Pakistan Dairy Association included representatives of Nestle, Engro Foods, Shakarganj Mills, Fauji Foods, Packages Limited and Everfresh Farms. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue, Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan, Finance Secretary, Secretary EAD, Chairman FBR and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and FBR also participated in the meeting. E&T Dept introduces GIS for Property Professional Tax Survey Shaikh told that the aim of launching GIS for property professional tax survey was to provide better facilities to the people and it would eradicate corruption while through GIS we would be able to measure exact longitude and latitude of Sukkur. He assured the tax payers that no new tax was enforced and nor there would be any change in rate and valuation table. He was sure that through GIS the ownership of the property would be saved for good and no one would be able to temper it. I S L A M A B A D : Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders on Sunday said the Central bank should not hide economic realities from the masses to please authorities. It is not anticipated that such an institution will try to play with the facts and figures as knowing correct situation is right of the masses, it said. The State Bank of Pakistan while announcing monetary policy has kept interest rates unchanged at 5.75 percent but downplayed the performance of external sector, said Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt. He said that dwindling exports, increasing current account deficit, falling remittances could not grab the attention of bank officials while growth and uptick in some economic activities was overemphasized. Shahid Rasheed Butt said that falling exports are set to widen deficit and damage foreign exchange reserves Biz Falling exports have emerged as a threat to economy ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the theory of globalisation has failed as more and more countries are preferring protectionism over free market economy. Chinese economic model which is not based on exploitation will soon replace western model which is based on exploitation, it said. The One Belt One Road Project of which CPEC is an important component is the beginning of end of western dominance, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW. therefore it merit more attention. The details of current account deficit were also ignored by the bankers which is around 200 percent in the first ten months of the current fiscal as compare to the last financial year. He said that remittances are also declining which have shown a slide of three percent in the first nine months. Government should do something to boost exports otherwise only way to keep country afloat will be another foreign loan, he warned. Chinese economic model to replace western model soon He said that globalisation has failed to achieve objectives like eradicating poverty while it worsened the problem by throwing world into acute crisis, he added. Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that globalization failed to increase integration and interdependence of national, regional and local economies. He said that cited objectives like cross-border movement of goods, services, technologies and capital which was meant to lift billions out of poverty, minimise conflicts and ensure sustainable peace proved to be hollow slogans. ATTOCK: A vendor displaying chickens on his motorcycle to attract the customers in a local market.