Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: MIR JAVED RAHMAN


Week in History


Issue Date 22 Oct - 28 Oct, 2016 at 2:00 PM


October 22, 1797: The first successful parachute descent was made by André-Jacques Garnerin, who jumped from a balloon at about 2,200 feet over Paris.

October 23, 1952: The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist, Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment for tuberculosis.

October 24, 1945: The United Nations came into existence with the ratification of its charter by the first 29 nations.

October 25, 1881: Artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain.

October 26, 1967: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned himself Shah (Emperor) of Iran.

October 27, 1904: World's first underground and underwater subway opened in New York. The New York City Subway is one of the world's oldest public transit systems, one of the world's most used metro systems, and one with the most stations and trackage.

October 28, 2007: Argentina elected its first woman president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.


Yeh Hai Karachi: A Film & Photo Exhibition Events
Yeh Hai Karachi: A Film & Photo Exhibition

The School of Writing presents ‘Yeh Hai Karachi’ exhibition which will feature works of 372 students from across the city, created over two intensive cycles of photography and film workshops. Covering 6 districts, the students have built narratives towards the central themes of Peace, Tolerance and Global Citizenship. The exhibit spanning these six districts will look at narratives featuring intercommunity harmonies, conflicts and the intermingling of myriad cultures; and an attempt to bridge and understand sociocultural fissures between several areas and also examines the emerging culture of public art, with the exhibit spanning several spatial temporalities in the city.
Date & time: October 22-23, 2016; 6pm to 10pm
Venue: Commune Artist Colony, Karachi.

Youth Intelligentsia Leadership Conference 2016Youth Intelligentsia Leadership Conference 2016
Youth Leadership Conference is a youth training program enabling participants to discover the concept of ‘Khudi’ (selfhood, self-realization, secrets of the self). The goal is to encourage participants to dream the impossible, to help them overcome their inner fear and to make learning meaningful and effective. Individuals between the age group 16-25 years, who aspire to become catalysts of positive change and future social leaders should participate.
For more details, contact: 03312469322, contact@youthintelligentsia.org
Facebook: Youth Intelligentsia
Date & time: October 28-29, 2016
Venue: Dream World Resort, Karachi.
Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For You

GUILTY PLEASURES
Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For You

Who doesn’t love chocolates? We have all been warned against eating too many chocolates by our mothers. While chocolate often gets a bad rep for its high sugar and calorie content, it is still the ultimate comfort food for people of all ages. However, many studies have recently proved that good chocolate, which is dark chocolate with a cocoa percentage of around seventy per cent or more, is good for health. Here’s why it is actually good for your health and why you should eat more chocolate:
• Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels.
• Consumption of cocoa has been shown to reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raise levels of “good” cholesterol, potentially lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.
• A Canadian study also found that people who regularly consumed chocolate were around 20 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke, and almost 50 per cent less likely to die if they did have a stroke.
• Cocoa contains a compound called pentameric procyanidin, or pentamer, which disrupts the ability of cancer cells to spread.
• Chocolate contains tryptophan, a chemical distributed in the brain that helps produce serotonin. Serotonin makes you happy.
• A study in the Journal Of Psychopharmacology found people who had a 42g dark chocolate drink a day, felt more content than people who did not. 
• Some chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, is packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins, microelements and flavonoids. These improve blood flow to the skin, increase density and hydration, and help protect skin against sun damage.
• The anti-oxidants in chocolate actually helps to slow the aging process, because they neutralise the free radicals that contribute to rapid ageing.
• Dark chocolates have been found beneficial in treating brain injuries such as concussion.
• Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. 
• Cocoa can actually help reduce stress hormone levels.
• A small study of 10 chronic fatigue patients carried out at Hull York Medical School, found that those given 45g of 85% cocoa chocolate daily reported less fatigue, anxiety and depression than those given placebo chocolate with low anti-oxidants.
• Chocolate can help you lose weight. According to neuroscientist Will Clower, one small square of chocolate before a meal triggers the hormones that tell the brain that you're full, helping to prevent overeating and snacking.
• Eating chocolate increases insulin sensitivity, which reduces the risk of diabetes.
• A study presented at the 2016 Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Atlanta, Georgia) showed that eating chocolate every day might benefit fetal growth and development.
Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For You

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is the most famous heroine of all times. No offense to Lara Crofts, Buffys, or all the Disney princesses, because none of them have been plastered on as many magazine covers, adorned as many T-shirts, or sold countless comics, dolls, and action figures that Wonder Woman has. The full package of beauty, brains, and brawn, she’s been a feminist icon since her star-spangled intro in 1941.
Wonder Woman is Princess Diana of the immortal Amazons from Greek mythology. When army pilot, Steve Trevor crashes on the warriors’ secluded island paradise, Diana wins the right to escort him home and make her people known to the world. Entering our cynical world for the first time, there’s a lot she must wrap her head around, especially our ways of war, hate, and, well… dating. Helping her are her superhuman strength and speed, as well as the trademark bulletproof bracelets, but it’s probably her Golden Lasso of Truth which most people really wish they had. Torn between a mission to promote peace and her own warrior upbringing, Wonder Woman fights evil while hoping to unlock the potential of a humanity she doesn’t always understand.

Real Name: Diana
Powers: Super strength, invulnerability, flight, combat skill, combat strategy, super human agility, healing factor, magic weaponry.
Occupation: Amazon Princess
First appearance: All-star comics #8 (1941)
First appearance New 52: Wonder Woman #1 (2011)
Source: DC comics


Republic of Bulgaria

FLAG
Republic of Bulgaria

The colours of the Bulgarian flag are both symbolic in themselves and representative of the Pan-Slav nationalist movement of the 19th century. As the Slav communities of Eastern Europe tried to pull away from the Hapsburg Empire in the middle years of the century, so they fell under the influence of imperial Russia, and Pan-Slav flags tended to use the Russian white, blue and red tricolor as a model. However, green was used in place of blue in the Bulgarian flag, designed in 1878, both to distinguish it from the Russian and Slovenian flags, which were identical, and to express the youthfulness of the emergent nation. White is said to represent a love for peace, and red symbolizes the valour of the people.

 

 

 

 

 


QUIZ

QUIZ
1. When was Johnny Depp born?
2. In 'Benny & Joon', what does he use to make grilled cheese?
3. Who got Depp his first acting gig?
4. Which 1980's TV show made him a star?
5. What magazine chose Depp as one of the '50 Most Beautiful People in the World'?
6. How many silver teeth does he have?
7. What is Depp's second language?
8. How many children does he have?
9. What was Depp allergic to as a child?
10. What was the first band he played guitar for?
11. How old was Depp when he dropped out of school to become a musician?
12. Where was he born?
13. How many tattoos does Depp have?
14. How old was he when he first married?
15. In which movie does Depp have a mentally challenged brother?

Last week’s answers:
1.Florencia
2.True
3.Kristen Bell
4.Has its price
5.Grand Central
6.Vanessa
7.The kids stay in the picture
8.Serena
9.Spectator
10.Brooklyn
11.Top Ten Most Forgotten Bands
12. Dan's best friend
13.Juliet
14.Nelly Yuki
15.Jenny


Stonehenge

Vantage Point
Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the modern-day city of Salisbury, England. It is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout. Archaeologists believe it was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period around 2500 BC. In the early Bronze Age, many burial mounds were built nearby.
The biggest of Stonehenge’s stones, known as sarsens, are up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall and weigh 25 tons (22.6 metric tons) on average. It is widely believed that they were brought from Marlborough Downs, a distance of 20 miles (32 kilometres) to the north. Smaller stones, referred to as “bluestones” (they have a bluish tinge when wet or freshly broken), weigh up to 4 tons and come from several different sites in western Wales, having been transported as far as 140 miles (225 km). Although the reason of construction of Stonehenge is still not clear, recent discoveries indicate that Stonehenge’s landscape was a sacred area, one that underwent constant change. While historians agree that it was a place of great importance for over 1,000 years, we may never know what drew early Britons to Salisbury Plain and inspired them to continue developing it. 
In 1986, Stonehenge was added to UNESCO’s register of World Heritage Sites in a co-listing with Avebury, a Neolithic henge located 17 miles away, that is older and larger than its more famous neighbour. Today, along with Avebury, it forms the heart of a World Heritage Site, with a unique concentration of prehistoric monuments.




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