PRERNA

Employees News Letter
DS Construction Libya | UAE | India

June 2010 Edition

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DS Construction overcoming business challenges….
By B.S. Narula, Director (Operations)

Contents 1. Director Operations Message 2. Editor’s addresses 3. New Employees in June 2010 4. Birthday Big Boys in June 2010 5. Orientation to Libya 6. R. O. Glimpses 7. Site News & Photos
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High construction costs and various checkpoints are among the Challenges facing by developers and contractors in Libya. The government here, which holds 40 per cent of Africa’s total known oil reserves, is trying to attract foreign investment with tax incentives as it diversifies its economy, while competitive builders are chasing opportunities in Libya to counteract a slowdown in India, and GCC. But gaining a foothold in here is challenging for construction companies, despite high local demand for new homes. Abu Dhabi’s Al Maabar is one of the first UAE developers to enter Libya and plans to partner the first construction contract on its US$750 million (Dh2.75 billion) Al Waha project. The development includes a commercial and hospitality tower with serviced apartments, as well as leisure and retail facilities. While local demand for good housing is high, investors are deterred by high prices to deliver. I am calculating the cost of construction here almost double to what are spending in UAE. This was because of high construction costs attributable to the country’s reliance on imported building materials . Construction costs are a nightmare, which is making it more difficult for Contractors complete projects within budgets. While there are numerous projects under consideration as the Libyan government develops its infrastructure and the property and tourism sectors, contracts are yet to be awarded. Developments have also been put on hold or have stopped mid-way over the past year because of budgets and execution plans. The contractors and consultants are available, many come from the UAE and other places, but it’s a matter of working out something which businessmen expect to earn in a reasonable time and patience to get earning – that is the main challenge. We have been consistent in attracting right persons to right job since 2001, I would give full marks to our team in HR in India, Libya for their 24/7 service, to bring recruited personnel to Libya. This enables us to execute and complete the awarded projects consistently since 2001, while our competitors struggle with severe shortages of right person deployment and skills to Manage diverse business culture. I Strongly believe that experience can’t be beaten. The cost of operating as a contractor in Libya is now being seen as far higher than in the GCC. If you want to accelerate your project, the skills to get for execution might not be a phone call away or for that matter the hiring the right person isn’t that easy. Contractors including Al Shafar General Contracting and Drake and Scull have already won contracts here, while Arabtec Construction and Al Habtoor Engineering are seeking opportunities there as they expand overseas. Authorities here have drafted a law that would give tax incentives to foreign companies, such as exempting them from duties on materials imports. Meanwhile, DS Construction is one of favored companies in the Infrastructure development as we have proven base with series of successful construction projects executed here. Building complex projects execution are currently in demand here. As Libya moved towards being a market-driven economy, there would be manageable challenges. I Congratulate Mr. GVS Rao and his team for their efforts to bring this June 2010 ‘Prerna’ DS Construction Employees Newsletter. Warm Regards.

Tips How To Earn The Respect of Your Team

9. Power Up Your Diet 10. Puzzles 1. Word Search 2. Lateral thinking 3. Cross Words

11. Handling Water scarcity: Swani RO

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EDITOR’s Message The opening up of Libya's stock exchange to foreign investors marks the beginning of an era which will bring rapid developments in the country's capital markets,
Editor addresses

I am sure these efforts will go Long way to liberalize Libya economy

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Since Decree no. 14 came into force in June, allowing non-resident investors to buy shares in the Libyan Stock Exchange (LSE), four sectors have been listed. . More IPOs are expected to take place, such as Libyana and Al Madar for the telecommunications sector, National Commercial Bank NCB for the financial sector and Libyan Steel for the industry sector, which should boost the capital markets developments. Introduction of mutual funds and related activities, which were anticipated for the coming year, would certainly help the LSE in its expansion bid . Together, the IPOs and additional activities will certainly contribute to the diversification of the LSE." Decree no. 14 has made it possible for non- resident investors to own up to 5% of a listed company. Non- resident investors are not permitted to take their money out of the country from a sale of shares. As the L S E diversify, Libya's stock market will earn a higher profile among institutional investors. This development will lead us towards better transparency procedures and governance practices that will elevate the LSE to international standards . Each issue of Employee News letter PRERNA will have columns such as DS Construction success stories, orient to Libya, motivational articles, brain teasers etc; These columns will to make more attractive, enhanced quality content to its earlier Inaugural Prerna Employee Monthly Newsletter. I would seek all family members of DS Construction to contribute to the PRERNA in the form of articles, smiles etc; or even experiences at office to gain knowledge. Happy Reading!!! Gubburu VS Rao Vice President –HR SWANI, TRIPOLI, LIBYA

MISSION OF HR

To create and nurture the right Environment and working conditions, so as to motivate and instill in our employees of all grades, a sense of respect, loyalty, dedication and professionalism in performing their duties

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Joined During June 2010

Sunil Braria DGM – Administration

NEW family members in DSC FZ
CO Libya in June 2010
Sanjeev Kumar U. Engineer -Site Vinod Sivagurunathan Engineer -Elecl Alamzeb Officer - Purchase Tayyab Technician - IT

Prakash Kumar Palai Supervisor - Civil

Dan Singh Mahar Supervisor (Road)

Sanjaya Pradhan Supervisor -Civil

Laxman Dhali Foreman (Reinforcement)

Deepak Kumar Supervisor - Civil

Sabeer Khan Supervisor - Security

Murad Khan Supervisor - Transport

Dilip Kumar Pradhan Jr. Supervisor (Finishing)

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Big Boys Birthday in June 2010. PRERNA heartily congratulates and wishes ahead 365 days full of health and family safe.

Packirisami R. th 05 June

Rajendra Srivastava th 06 June

Kevin Anthony S. th 19 June

Mohd. Riyaz th 30 June

Rajesh Kumar st 1 June

Chokkalingam B. th 06 June

Hemant Kumar st 21 June

Mujeeb Ur Rahman M. th 24 June

Divakara T P th 14 June

Vinod Sivagurunathan th 05 June

Narinder Singh Jhansal th 18 June

Kailash Saini th 15 June

Muralitharan S. st 1 June

Nasib Singh th 15 June

Pradhan Ganeswar th 15 June

Pradip Kumar M. th 9 June

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Shivkumar U. th 10 June

Laxman Dhali

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Shijo Podiyan th 28 June

Vikas Tambe th 19 June

Vikrant Kumar th 30 June

R. Raja Retnam th 27 June

Gursewak Singh th 25 June

Vinod Kumar rd 23 June

Laxmidhar Swain th 16 June

Harwinder S B th 28 June

Deepak Kumar

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Nabirasul Ansari th 05 June

Jyoti Ranjan S. rd 23 June

Bhakti Pada Jena rd 23 June

Jamvant S.Chauhan th 08 June

Naresh Chandra th 30 June

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Rasool Shaikh th 06 June

Gagan Kumar J. th 30 June

Sukanta Paikaray th 17 June

Pradeep Kumar Raut th 09 June

When you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to get it .
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SEBHA
Construction Project

Design & Execution of 3050 precast housing units and cast-in-situ Services building 75 units having covered area 160000 Sqm. It comprising of Educational Services Building, Health Services Buildings, Cultural Services Buildings, Administrative Services Buildings, Religious Services Buildings(Mosques) etc. DEVOLPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE340 Hectare a) Sewage Distribution Net-work b) Footpath & Road networks c) Water Supply & Fire Fighting Distribution Networks d) Gas Supply Distribution Systems e) Power Distribution & Street lighting Networks f) Telecommunication Systems g) Cable TV & Internet Distribution Networks h) Development of Green Areas.

These pictures describe the how the project has been successfully taken up by DS Construction FZCO.

Project Contract Awarded on: 15.07.07 Project Kick off: 01.08.07

First batch of Project Personnel Arrived in Sebha: 01.08.07 Project Man power as on 30 June2010: 94 staff, 1349 workers.

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No.of Employees in R.O Swani: 77 No. of Offices: 38 Guest House: 3 How far from Tripoli Airport: 18 Kms. No. of Malls nearby (within 10 Kms): 3. Distance to Beach: 11Km. Popular Tripoli Connection is GREEN SQUARE: Distance 16Km.

DS Construction FZ CO, (Regional Office) Swani, Libya

New Administration Block, Swani

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How’s Work Culture in RO SWANI: Office hours very strict Dress code. After Office hours: family culture, care & share

Your Arrival on Swani

Our Staff Works for your Comfort

SITE NEWS

Project updates PROJECT: Upgrading of AGOCO Airports at Sarir & Messala Fields. CLIENT : Arabian Gulf Oil Company VALUE : 14 million LYD  Construction of Bund walls, Asphlat works for runways, Taxi ways and Aprons, Concrete pavements, Pavement markings, Supply and Installation of Airfield lightings(Simple approaching lightings direction 17 & 35, Preciatyion approach path indicator PAPI 17 & 35, Runway and Taxi lightings, Thresh hold and RWY end lightings, Earthing systems, Power station equipments, NDB's, Mobile ground power units, etc.. Complete.. PROJECT: Oyia Investment Administrative Complex Project -Falla CLIENT : Company For Development And Tourism Investment VALUE : 166 million LYD  Construction of complete Sewerage Network, Power System Design, Street Lighting and Telecommunication works at Sirte. PROJECT: Gherian – Mazda Water Supply & Sewarage Project Phase II CLIENT : Gherian Shabiyat VALUE : 16 million LYD  Three additional BITUMEN Storage Tanks have been installed in May 2010 to enhance the stock capacity and expedite the progress of works. This project is intended to improve water supply facility in Gheriyan City by laying /replacing water supply pipelines with DI pipes to a length of 75.4 km with all necessary control valves, fire hydrants and washouts. Renovation of 2107 old house connections along with 3250 new house connections with seamless steel pipes including fixing of water meters. PROJECT: Gherian – Mazda Maintenance of Roads CLIENT : Roads & Bridges Dept.

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VALUE

: 18 million LYD damaged base course, binder course, wearing course & painting Also RCC work of culverts is included in DSC's scope State-of-art milling machine imported from Germany shall be used for milling existing surface or load.

 Maintenance of Road of length 66 KM involving milling, crack filling redoing

PROJECT: Execution of All Integrated Facilities Phase II at Al-Jufra City(HOUN) CLIENT : General Company for Construction of Administrative Centers VALUE : 23 million LYD network including preparation of detailed working drawings, procurements of materials from indigenous & imported sources, approvals of suppliers/venders. PROJECT: Design and Execution of 1000 Housing Units and Development of Infrastructure at Sirt CLIENT : Organization for Development of Administrative Centers VALUE : 233 million LYD  Construction of 1000 housing units (Ground + Three stories Building) with all Internal & External works. There are 125 Nos. 4 storied buildings resting on 13500 No's Pile foundations. Each building has 8 Nos. flats each of approximately. 225 m2 built up area. Total built up area for 1000 flats is approx. 225,000 m2. Piles shall be executed by using hydraulically operated state-of-art piling rig imported from Italy. PROJECT: Design & Execution of 3050 Housing Units and Development of Infrastructure at Sebha CLIENT : General Company for Construction of Administrative Centers VALUE : 719 million LYD  Design & Execution of 3050 precast housing units and cast-in-situ Services building 75 units having covered area 160000 Sqm. It comprising of Educational Services Building, Health Services Buildings, Cultural Services Buildings, Administrative Services Buildings, Religious Services Buildings(Mosques) etc. PROJECT: Execution of 1500 Housing Units at Al-Kufra CLIENT : Housing & Infrastructure Board VALUE : 233 million LYD  Design & Execution of Single and Double Storied Conventional Buildings with R.C.C. Framed Structure comprising of:-a) Thermal insulated double hollow block external wall. b) 20 cm thick Internal wall c) 10 cm Thick Partition wall d) Floor/Roof slabs with cement concrete hollow blocks with 5 cm RCC topping e) Roof treatment with thermal insulation as per local norms.

 Complete turnkey execution of road network, sewerage network, storm water

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BUNDLE OF JOY
Swapna & John T.O. were blessed with a baby girl Elise Ann John on 07th January 2010. Our heartiest congratulations to the proud parents.

is for earth in astronomy, experience in position, explore in scouting, and excessively eager your beautiful Babies

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Tips To Earn The Respect of Your Team
1. Show Respect To gain respect, you first must show it. People often mirror the behaviors that they see and experience around them - so you must 'walk the talk'. Treat your staff like adults, not inferiors. Be ready to listen to their questions and concerns about their job. Invite your team's input in making decisions which affect them, and then act on it. Let them know you value their contribution. 2. Demonstrate Leadership Strong leadership, that's firm but fair, is required to inspire your employees to trust and follow you. Executive Coach Mark Coulson said, "Leaders who are worthy of respect have the judgment to know the right thing to do; the integrity to do it; the character to stand up to those who don't; and the courage to stop those who won't"[4]. A word of caution: don't confuse strong leadership with fear. A dictatorial management style is a sure fire way to push your employees out the door. 12

3. Impart Vision Mark Willes, Former Chair and CEO of the US Times Mirror Company said, "People will work for money, but they will die for something they believe in deeply. They will give their all for a cause to which they are committed. If a leader is to lead, he or she must kindle the passion of the organization, give energy rather than take it away, and help people feel purpose." Employees respect leaders who give them more information than they need, rather than less.[5] Jim Collins, in his bestselling book 'Built to Last - Successful Habits of Visionary Companies' suggests one way that highly successful companies impart vision is through the establishment and communication of a BHAG (a 'Big Hairy Audacious Goal'). General Electric's BHAG, for example, was to "Become No. 1 or No. 2 in every market we serve and revolutionize this company to have the speed and agility of a small enterprise." Collins says: "A BHAG engages people - it reaches out and grabs them in the gut. It is tangible, energizing, highly focused. People "get it" right away; it takes little or no explanation". By giving employees a challenge to strive for, and focusing all efforts on the achievement of this goal, employees can gain greater respect for Management and become more engaged in the organization’s daily activities. 4. Be Professional Model the kind of professional behavior you expect from your staff. It's often the small things that leave the biggest impression. Be on time every day and don't make a habit of leaving early. Don't belittle employees. Don't lie to them or swear at them. Be fair and impartial at all times. Don't blur personal and professional boundaries - keep a healthy amount of distance between you and them so that you can remain objective and not be accused of bias or favoritism. Try and avoid making too many personal calls at work and don't ask subordinates to do anything that is not work-related.[6]Although often taken for granted, these behaviors form the basic 'rules of the game' that must be adhered to by any Manager serious about being perceived as a professional operator. 5. Invest in Your People An ongoing Gallup study reported recently that only 26% of the working population is fully engaged (loyal and productive), 55% are not engaged (just putting in time), and 19% are actively disengaged (unhappy and spreading their discontent).[7] These results help reinforce the obvious importance of investing in your people if you expect them to stay. Studies have conclusively shown that onthe-job training is a powerful motivator of staff. You can earn the trust and respect of your team by developing the individual interests and talents of each team member. Sitting down with each employee on a regular basis to talk about their career development can only improve your relationship. Build trust by gradually giving them extra responsibilities or extra latitude in decision-making. 6. Demand Accountability Nothing saps team morale faster than a leader who allows poor performers to get away with it without consequence. Managers who address performance issues head on are seen as strong leaders and command greater respect.

F – Few R – Relation I – In E – Earth N – Never D – Die

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Tips To Earn The Respect of Your Team

7. Be Direct According to a study conducted by the HR consulting firm Towers-Perrin, 94% of employees say there is a need for greater openness and candor in organizational communication from leaders.[8] The same report also found that employee's preferred mode of communication was face-to-face meetings with their manager. Use voicemail and email sparingly when sharing anything that could be perceived as change, ambiguous or hurtful. As often as possible, communicate directly and in person with team members around sensitive issues. 8. Be Human Remember that your employees have a life outside work and be prepared to be flexible when staff members go through personal hardship. The respected manager shows compassion, listens and makes allowances where possible. Studies show that workers produce more when they feel their bosses empathize with them as individuals.[9] 9. Give Recognition Don't take credit for something your employee has done or pass off their work or ideas as your own. Team members will respect you if they know they can trust you to recognize and reward them for doing their job well. Conversely, they will lose respect for you if they feel you are merely using them as a stepping stone in your own career. 10. Get Into The Trenches Once In A While A common complaint from employees, especially at performance review time, is that their manager does not know what they do. Work side by side with your staff and your perspective about their job may change, as will their perspective of you. Pitch in when you can. A little willingness to get your hands dirty will reinforce your understanding of your employee's daily challenges and help them see you in a more positive light.
Conclusion In essence, the key to earning the respect of your staff is to treat them the way you would like to be treated. Once you have their respect, you will benefit from their loyalty. They in turn will know you care about them and will be likely to be committed to the business and to produce high quality work. It's worth remembering that if you command respect, people will beat a path to your door; demand obedience, and sooner or later they'll head for the exits.

POWER UP YOUR DIET
IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH BY TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF

People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and behavior. They are able to handle life’s inevitable challenges, build strong relationships, and lead productive, fulfilling lives. When bad things happen, they are able to bounce back and move on. Unfortunately, too many people take their mental and emotional health for granted – focusing on it only when they develop problems. But just as it requires effort to build or

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maintain physical health, so it with mental and emotional health. The more time and energy you invest in your emotional health, the stronger it will be. In order to maintain and strengthen your mental and emotional health, it’s important to pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Don’t let stress and negative emotions build up. Try to maintain a balance between your daily responsibilities and the things you enjoy. If you take care of yourself, you will be better prepared to deal with challenges if and when they arise.
HOME SAFE TIPS June is Home Safety Month!

Start planning now by reviewing the below tips and learning about the key actions needed to protect against the leading causes of injury at home. The idea of home safety makeover can be overwhelming, but it does not have to be. Use the home safety councils top ten as starting point to review your home and make sure you have the basic safety measures in place. June is the perfect time to start working with your family to tackle one safety project a week. Making safety an activity for the entire family is a great way to teach your children important home safety lessons.

Top Ten Tips Is your home safe for your family? Follow these 10 tips from the HSE –Department to protect the people you love! Prevent Falls

Install grab bars in the tub and shower. Use non-slip mats.

Have bright lights over stairs and steps and on landings. Keep stairs clear of clutter.

Prevent Poisonings

Keep cleaners, medications and beauty products in a place where children can’t reach them. Use child safety locks.

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Use small stools to take dangerous materials, do not stretch body.

Prevent Fires & Burns

 Have working smoke alarms and hold fire drills. If you build a

new home, install fire sprinklers.

Stay by the stove when cooking, especially when you are frying food.

Keep your hot water at 120˚F degrees to prevent burns. Use back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of your stove. Use a travel mug when you drink something hot.

Prevent Choking & Suffocation

Things that can fit through a toilet paper tube can cause a young child to choke. Keep coins, latex balloons and hard round foods, such as peanuts and hard candy where children cannot see or touch them.

Place babies to sleep on their backs, alone in their crib. Don’t put pillows blankets, comforters or toys in cribs. These things can sometimes keep a baby from breathing.

When your children are in or near water, watch them very carefully. Stay close enough to reach out and touch them. This includes kitchen, toilets, – even buckets of water

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Orientation To Libya
In this series we will orienting you about LIBYA and its economic Power. In this month we are discussing on LIBYA Set up.

SET UP
Libya is currently enjoying the benefits of a growing economy, refreshed political and economic ties, and a new direction that stems from the government’s gradual moves to step out of its role as a distributor of wealth in favour of more limited responsibilities as a regulator and social policymaker. Domestically, Libya has long enjoyed stability and a high level of political participation, though not through traditional representative democratic processes. Rather, the country’s political institutions take the form of consultative bodies at the local, regional and national levels. The government has acted to successfully avoid the troubles of its neighbours, many of which have been battling extremism and social unrest for decades, by encouraging open discourse about social issues and allowing religious freedoms. 2008 saw significant commitments of foreign direct investment (FDI) by Italy and Russia and the resumption of political and economic ties with the US. Libya is now among its fastest-growing markets for importing – mostly energy sector equipment, cars, agricultural goods and aircraft. We will orient you on the following in our Employees News letter- Prerna.DS Employees New Letter in next 14 Issues. Libya Economy Libya Financial Services Insurance Mining Construction & Real Estate Libya Education & Health Telecom & IT Libya Energy Industries & Retail Libya Transport Tourism & Culture Media & Advertising Libya Agriculture Airports & Roads

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Just 4 Your Health Fitness!! ".....Took Good Info... very useful suggestions Very Important Tips Answer the phone by LEFT ear. Do not drink coffee TWICE a day. Do not take pills with COOL water. Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm. Reduce the amount of OILY food you consume. Drink more WATER in the morning, less at night. Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS. Do not use headphones/earphone for LONG period of time. Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning. Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping. When battery is down to the LAST grid/bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times. Prevention is better than cure.

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Clock is Ticking

How do you react to deadlines? How would you feel if someone said "Hurry
up, the clock is ticking and we've got to get this completed!"? How well do you cope with stress? Isn't it amazing to notice how radically your experience of passing time changes depending on the circumstances, with little correlation to the steady flow of time as shown on a clock. Have you ever sat in a waiting room with a clock on the wall that went "tick tock, tick tock" over and over and over again, until such time that you either wanted to run out of the room, or throw the clock out the window? This kind of experience is especially excruciating when you are waiting for something that you really are not looking forward to, like a treatment from your dentist. In particular, when you are feeling stressed out you experience time distortion. In some instances like when waiting for your dentist, one minute of clock time seems to take forever. At other times when you are working towards a deadline, time appears to slip away without your knowing where it went, and you are left wondering why you are accomplishing so little. Waiting for a flight that is twenty minutes late, when that flight is bringing your loved one back to you, is very different than getting to the Air Terminal early with your loved one and waiting twenty minutes for the same flight to take your loved one away from you. The flight is the same, the terminus is the same, your loved one is the same, and the time on the clock is the same, but somehow, your emotional experience of "twenty minutes" is quite different. It is important for each of us to understand how the fixed passage of time as measured by a clock, has little to do with our emotional experience of time. Rather than being under the illusion that time rules our life, we will do well to recognize that it is our emotional experience and our mindset that determines how we relate to the ticking of the clock. Restrict your breathing and tense your muscles and time invariably will appear to speed up. You relate to time according to your expectations of what will transpire. Expect that you will be successful and the clock on the wall appears to offer you a bit more time. Expect the worst and you will have difficulty keeping up. What can you do to have a healthier perspective in regard to time? The first thing you can do is breathe slowly and deeply. When you slow down your body clock, the clock on the wall appears to slow down along with you. The next thing you can do is check in with your body. If you create a feeling of expansion in your body, by aligning your posture and releasing your muscles, time will appear to expand somewhat as well. Furthermore, you can notice your surroundings and extend your awareness out into the space around you. When you extend your awareness to take in the wide range of sights and sounds taking place in your local environment you will also extend your concept of time. Lastly, realize that with any luck, you will have tomorrow to accomplish what you were not able to accomplish today. Every new day, brings new opportunities for appreciating your life and the people you care about. 19

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Lateral Thinking Puzzles, unlike most puzzles, are inexact. In a sense, they are a hybrid between puzzles and storytelling. In each puzzle, some clues to a scenario are given, but the clues don't tell the full story. Your job is to fill in the details and complete the story. Obviously, there is usually more than one answer to any given puzzle, but, in general, only one solution is truly satisfying. You can try solving these puzzles on your own -- that's certainly a legitimate way to go about this -- but usually you can have more fun if you involve other people. The way this works is, you look at the answer (maybe you want to try the puzzle on your own first!), then read just the clues to your friends. Your friends must determine the answer by asking questions about it, which you may answer only with yes, no, or doesn't matter. You can adjust the difficulty of the puzzle by varying the initial clues, throwing in red herrings, and so forth. The scenarios given on this page are realistic, if unlikely. The clues can all be taken at face value, although that's not to say their implications can't be misleading. #1 A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment. #2 In the middle of the ocean is a yacht. Several corpses are floating in the water nearby. #3 A man is lying dead in a room. There is a large pile of gold and jewels on the floor, a chandelier attached to the ceiling, and a large open window. #4 A man and his wife raced through the streets. They stopped, and the husband

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got out of the car. When he came back, his wife was dead, and there was a stranger in the car. #5 A body is discovered in a park in Chicago in the middle of summer. It has a fractured skull and many other broken bones, but the cause of death was hypothermia. #6 A woman has incontrovertible proof in court that her husband was murdered by her sister. The judge declares, "This is the strangest case I've ever seen. Though it's a cut-and-dried case, this woman cannot be punished." #7 A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, "Thank you," and walks out. #8 A hunter aimed his gun carefully and fired. Seconds later, he realized his mistake. Minutes later, he was dead. #9 A man is returning from Switzerland by train. If he had been in a non-smoking car he would have died. #10 A man goes into a restaurant, orders albatross, eats one bite, and kills himself. Note:- Answers for the above Lateral Thinking puzzles will be published in the July Prerna.

Give a lecture to a thousand people. One walks out and says, I'm going to change my life." Another one walks out with a yawn and says, "I've heard all this before. "Why is that? Why wouldn't both be affected the same way? Another mystery.
We welcome any constructive feedback or suggestions on how we at DS Construction FZ co Libya could serve better. Please email to hr at gaurav@dsclibya.com A mystery gift awaits those with excellent ideas for improvement

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The water crisis of DSC-Swani.
It has been a little over a month, and now we all seem to used to the random roar of the soldier who has silently but discretely joined the fraternity. Capt. Khanna, had joined as administration officer in DSC and had been rolling since then. On the 4th of July, there was this buzz that the water supply pump of our camp, broke down. I could read the faces of people calmly accepting that it is going to be a frustrating evening.

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I went to my room after having my dinner, and saw these drops of water dripping from the tap of the basin, which is a normal phenomenon, as the taps have served their age. Without realising that there is a crisis of water in the camp, i turned on the tap and everything seemed normal, i took a shower and was about to crash on my bed, it suddenly occur to me that there could be a shortage of water in the morning and owing to the above i filled my bucket to the brim and went to bed. i was watching this Israel Palestinian crisis debate on the press TV, and never realised at what time i dosed off. Since then it has been 5th evening when i am writing this from my room, and i can see my bucket, filled to the brim, which was never used since yesterday. This filled bucket inspires me to write this commendation for the administrative team of DSC, who served the crisis, as if it were never there. I salute the right planning, right attitude, and the hard work that goes into achieving success, however small or however big the scale is. "One percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration"—Edison's definition of genius has often been quoted to define success as well. Even before Edison, the rigors of success were described by painter Michelangelo thus: "If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all." Achieving success is almost like finding God the destination is the same, but the roads are as varied as the seekers. All you need to do is choose your path… "Success is basically about how you can turn adverse situations in your favor." So, focus your energies in a concentrated manner on your goal and then start perspiring for it. The choice of the goal and the effort taken in reaching it are complementary: if you want to achieve something for the love of it, and not because it is the done thing, no amount of hard work would tire you. As De Bono puts it: "Successful people do often enjoy their work that it does not seem like work." According to a recent survey, success earned through hard work was the foremost factor responsible for a contented life. "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Behind every human effort lies a hope for success. So keen is his desire for success that he fails to see any value in failures. But one must remember that failures are the pillars of success. They provide us an opportunity to realize our shortcomings so that we can constantly strive to improve ourselves. I congratulate the administration team on this effort of crisis management, and hope they will keep up the show. ankur Design Cell, Swani

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earthquakes in this crossword.

Across 1. A shaking or trembling of the earth that is volcanic or tectonic in origin 5. Outermost layer of the earth 6. Fracture where blocks of crust on either side move 8. An instrument that records the earth's vibrations 10. A sudden event bringing great destruction 11. Energy that travels through the earth

Down 2. Large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption 3. An earthquake that happens after the main earthquake 4. Location of 1994 earthquake that measured 6.7 on the Richter scale and killed 57 people 7. Harm resulting from injury to person or property 8. Concerning an earthquake or earth vibration 9. Scale used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake

Note;- Keys to the Cross Words will be published in the July 2010 Prerna

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