Monday, April 9, 2018 6 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Dear Squabs Send us your articles, stories, poetries, paintings, pictures etc on the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org Story Time The Thirsty Crow One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, she could not find any. She felt very weak, almost giving up hope. Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her. She flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. Yes, she could see some water inside the jug! The crow tried to push her head into the jug. Sadly, she found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then she tried to push the jug down for the water to flow out. She found that the jug was too heavy. The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around her, she saw some pebbles. She suddenly had a good idea. She started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. Her plan had worked! If you try hard enough, you may soon find an answer to your problem. Colour me 56% of typing is completed by your left hand • The Earth is struck by lightning over 100 times every second • Over 2,500 left handed people are killed a year from using right handed products • Gorillas sleep 14 hours a day • The lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years • The stomach acids found in a snakes stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair • The word racecar can be spelled the same way backwards • A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel • You burn more calories sleeping than watching television • The word 'underground is the only word that begins and ends with the letters 'und' • 56% of typing is completed by your left hand • There are more chickens than people • For every human there are 200 million insects • The average bed contains over 6 billion dust mites • An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes • Emus can't walk backwards • The Eifel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets • Americas top selling ice cream flavour is vanilla • The doorbell was invented in 1831 • There are 7 points on the Statue of Liberty's crown • The oldest known vegetable is the pea • The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturdays • The average hen lays 228 eggs a year • The Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps • Iceland consumes more Coca Cola than any other country • Oak trees don't produce acorns until they are 50 years old • The word 'almost' is the longest word spelt alphabetically • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete • Earth is the only planet not named after a god • Months that start on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Giant Squid The giant squid remains largely a mystery to scientists despite being the biggest invertebrate on Earth. The largest of these elusive giants ever found measured 59 feet (18 meters) in length and weighed nearly a ton (900 kilograms). Fun Facts Type.......................Invertebrate Diet........................Carnivore Size........................33 ft Weight....................440 lbs Group name............School Relative...................Size relative to a bus However, their inhospitable deep-sea habitat has made them uniquely difficult to study, and almost everything scientists know about them is from carcasses that have washed up on beaches or been hauled in by fishermen. Lately, however, the fortunes of scientists studying these elusive creatures have begun to turn. In 2004 researchers in Japan took the first images ever of a live giant squid. And in late 2006, scientists with Japan's National Science Museum caught and brought to the surface a live 24-foot (7-meter) female giant squid. Giant squid, along with their cousin, the colossal squid, have the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, measuring some 10 inches (25 centimeters) in diameter. These massive organs allow them to detect objects in the lightless depths where most other animals would see nothing. Like other squid species, they have eight arms and two longer feeding tentacles that help them bring food to their beak-like mouths. Their diet likely consists of fish, shrimp, and other squid, and some suggest they might even attack and eat small whales. They maneuver their massive bodies with fins that seem diminutive for their size. They use their funnel as a propulsion system, drawing water into the mantle, or main part of the body, and forcing it out the back. Scientists don't know enough about these beasts to say for sure what their range is, but giant squid carcasses have been found in all of the world's oceans.
Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar creates world record in international cricket GOA: Islamabad, April 08 (Online):Pakistan's Aleem Dar has become the first umpire in cricketing history to supervise 350 international matches. He achieved this feat during the third T20 international between Pakistan and West Indies in Karachi. The three-time International Cricket Council umpire of the year (2009, 2010 and 2011), thanked his country for giving him a chance to reach this milestone. "I’m thankful to Dr M Arif Hafeez Sports Reporter KARACHI: It was a sort of a deja vu. As against India the day before, Pakistan were trailing 1-2 with little time left. A penalty corner arrived. And again it was Mubashar Ali. The Gojra boy’s strong push went in off the left postman’s stick. Thus, the 13th ranked Pakistan drew with the 7th ranked England after holding the 6th ranked India in the hockey competition of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), ICC & this country because whatever I am today is because of the XXI Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia. Now, they have drawn all the three matches here. Another full house enjoyed a good game of hockey. England had more of the exchanges in the first four Pakistan. I gained respect due to Pakistan", he said Pakistan drew England 2-2 after another fightback in Commonwealth Games minutes but Pakistan settled well and it was back and forth stuff for the remaining portion of the first quarter. A penalty corner came in the way of either side. Dilber made an attempt with a reverse hit from the top of the circle but it went wide. In the second quarter, Pakistan appeared the better of the two sides. They made more circle entries but couldn’t make any dangerous attempt. Half Time: 0-0 Third quarter was the most action packed. Imran Butt averted danger by brillaintly closing on a lonely Ansell. In the 33rd minute, a pin point long ball by Pakistan’s former captain M.Irfan Sr reached M.Irfan Jr at the top of the English circle. Monday, April 9, 2018 Sportlight "We are two sisters and have never wished that we had a brother. I have had with my uncles and aunts, who talk about it or come up and tell my parents 7 Sania Mirza: Shoaib Malik wants a daughter and we have decided her surname While speaking at a panel discussion on 'Gender Bias' in the ongoing Goa Fest 2018, Indian in a video message. tennis ace Sania Mirza “Pakistan has given me the Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz. I am announced that she will keep her child's surname as 'Mirza Malik'. thankful to the people of She expressed her wish this beautiful nation who have always prayed for me. I request them to continue praying for me so I can make Pakistan to take her family's name, Mirza forward. Mirza further said his cricketer husband and former Pakistan team skipper proud again", he added. Shoaib Malik"wants a Dar, whose career daughter". spans 18 years, joins Rudi Koertzen of South Africa "Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I (331), Steve Bucknor of have spoken about it and we West Indies (309) and have decided that whenever New Zealand’s Billy we have a child, the child Bowden (308) in crossing will have Mirza Malik as a the 300 mark in international surname and not just Malik. matches. "So that's where we stand as a family including my Vernon Philander husband. He actually wants a daughter," Sania added. The former World No.1 saddened over theft in Women's doubles also at his home ground dwelled on how she herself Sports Reporter experienced gender bias at KARACHI: South the hands of her extended African all-rounder Vernon family when her relatives Philander has expressed his used to advise her parents fights sadness over recent theft at to have a son so that their his home ground stadium. family "goes ahead". Speaking exclusively, the 32-year-old Philander, who very recently won the Man of the Match (MoM) award against Australia in the 4th Test at Johannesburg, said, "I am saddened by the news of a robbery at my home ground Sports Reporter 'the iconic Newlands'. Hope KARACHI: Fast bowler they catch the culprits and Zahid Ali captured seven make sure our stadiums are wickets to enable SCC to safe and looked after ". register their fourths successive Elaborating more about victory in K.C.C.AZone the robbery, Nabeal Dean, the VII Super League Cricket CEO atWPCAsaid, "the robbery tournament when they involved about 15 men crushed Islam Gymkhana by and a woman about 6 were eight wickets. armed marched security After decided to bat first guard to open president suite Islam gymkhana were folded where all TVs, liquor and 62 in 15.5 overs. M. Wajahat memorabilia were taken". 14 with three fours and Ayaz Babar 11 with two fours were the only two batsman who came in double figure. Zahid played a major role in that they should have had a son. For us, daughters are daughters and there was nothing like wanting a son to carry the family name forward," Sania said. Zahid strikes as Shalimar CC thrash Islam Gymkhana destroy the batting line of Islam gymkhana by picking 7-16, wicketkeeper Inamullah khan took three catches behind the wickets. In response to Shalimar CC, reached the small target 66 for loss of only two wickets in just 7 overs. Hamaz Mohsin scored unbeaten (40 off 20 with five fours and two sixes), Inamullah made(25* 16 balls with five fours. M. Wajahat took 2- 48. FPCCI terms tax amnesty scheme as govt’s revolutionary step ISLAMABAD: The tax amnesty scheme announced by the government is a revolutionary step which will reduce the burden on the masses and the business community by ninety billion rupees, an FPCCI official said Sunday. This is a major relief to the masses for which will offset the impact of the inflation for which we are thankful to the government, said Malik Sohail Hussain, Chairman Coordination FPCCI. The decision will KARACHI: A molasses spillage incident took place in a private terminal “Pakistan Molasses Company (PMC)” yard at Oil Installation Area (Shireen Jinnah Colony) yesterday. The terminal is a private entity, however, KPT has provided all rescue and medical support to the terminal and the Crisis Management Center of KPT immediately started rescue reduce the number of filers by almost five hundred thousand which will be a blow to the tax authorities but it should not be substituted through increasing the scope of withholding tax as it contributes to the operations. KPT Fire Brigades and KPT Hospital Ambulances along with Doctors and paramedical staff immediately reached the spot and started rescue operation. On scene investigation revealed that one of the molasses tank containing 6000 metric Tons of Cargo (Molasses) collapsed due to weak structure. The sudden break caused heavy spillage which resulted in two casualties and caused injuries to 07 staff members of the private terminal who were working in the nearby control station and weighing bridge within the premises. Casualty and injured personnel immediately rescued and shifted to KPT/Civil Hospital. Post incident, damage assessment revealed that the silo of Molasses collapsed due to weak structure and poor maintenance by the poverty, he added. Malik Sohail Hussain who has also served as Senior Vice President of ICCI said that taxable income was kept below Rs 400001 which was not matching the ground realities which has now been extended to 1200001 which is a laudable move. He said that less than half a percent of people are paying tax in Pakistan which is unsustainable while 4.7 percent Indians and eighty percent Canadians are paying taxes. The business leader said that government should reduce dependence on indirect taxes and try to expand tax net to finance expenditures and development. He said tax on those people who have their Molasses spillage at Pakistan Molasses Co CHINIOT: A farmer is ploughing the fileds with a pair of bullocks. PMC. The outburst of molasses along with the metal debris resulted in damaging the two empty adjacent tanks as well. An inquiry to investigate the actual cause has been initiated. The FIR of the incident has been lodged in Jackson Police Station by KPT. Crisis Management Center and Port Security Force is assisting the PMC in recovery operation. assets in foreign countries should be increased to ten percent while existing taxpayers should be given relief. He said authorities should also consider adding the total audit cases in the amnesty scheme which are in the courts for years and decades. Total audit is a tool which promotes corruption, therefore, it merits reconsideration so that business community can play its role in the national progress with peace of mind, he demanded. NAFA renames as NBP Funds KARACHI: NAFA has announced its name change to NBP Funds. National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is the prime sponsor of the company and the management believes that the name and logo change will enable it to further grow its retail outreach. There will be no change in the ownership and/or management structure of the company, and the funds will continue to use the "NAFA" brand name. NBP Funds is the largest asset management company in the country with assets under management (AUM) of Rs. 110 billion. It has been awarded an AM1 rating (Very High Quality) by PACRA, which is the highest rating offered to any Asset Management in Pakistan. ISLAMABAD: Minister for State and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch has said that solar power supply will be provided in Mashkel, Kharan and other areas under federal government projects. He said this while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Yakmach- Biz Solar power supply to be provided in Kharan, other areas: Abdul Qadir Kharan Road in Kharan. Abdul Qadir Baloch said Kharan Cadet College will be completed soon at a cost of Rs 1.32 billion. KARACHI: Dr. Murtaza Mughal, Senior Executive Director, United Insurance receiving Corporate Ambassador Award from Lt. Gen. Rtd . Faiz Ali Chishti at local hotel. SECP proposes tax exemption for overseas Pakistanis to boost investment KARACHI: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has put forward a series of tax-related recommendations to boost investment in the country. Sources privy to the matter said the SECP has proposed tax reductions for overseas Pakistanis to create a more investorfriendly environment for Company businesses and individuals. Among the proposed measures is a three-year tax exemption for individuals investing in Pakistan, according to sources. The commission has suggested reduced tax rates of up to 15% for three years on investment holdings and exemption from taxes on investment holdings for longer than three years. The SECP has also proposed relief in taxation on capital gains and exemption on bonus shares, the sources added.