No. 10 : The Bear

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Forget gentle Ben – when a bear rears on its hind legs you know you’re in trouble. Although bears have a fearsome reputation, you are statistically more likely to survive a bear attack than to perish, but that’s small consolation to those who are faced with a bristling bear. With five attacks in Canada in 2005 alone, it seems that they’re on the increase due to human destruction of, and encroachment on, bears’ natural habitat.

Responsible for: An estimated 5-10 fatalities a year.

No 9: The shark

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Sharks have a terrible reputation thanks to films such as Jaws and Deep Blue Sea, but it’s one not entirely without cause. It seems that although great whites are often blamed for unprovoked attacks on humans, it is more likely to be down to those snappy bull sharks, who are very aggressive. Out of 360 species, only four are known killers: tiger, great white, oceanic whitetip and bull sharks. However, as we’ve seen with bears, although there are a high number of shark attacks, actual fatalities are fairly low.

Responsible for: An estimated 100 fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Florida, Australia, Hawaii and South Africa.

No 8: Jellyfish

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The sting-masters of the sea, Jellyfish are usually passive drifters who use their tentacles to dredge up small prey. However, anyone who becomes entangled with a jellyfish will experience degrees of pain from a nasty nip to excruciating pain, depending on the species. The box jellyfish is one of the most venomous marine creatures in the world; a sting can kill a man within minutes and most fatalities occur following a brush with a toxic jelly like this.

Responsible for: An estimated 100 fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

No 7: The hippopotamus

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At first glance, these wallowing river-horses appear to be bulky, lazy beasts and not the fearsome predators you would expect to have a habit of mauling humans. However, with gaping mouths that can open four feet wide and swinging sledgehammer heads, as well as the fact that they can outrun us on land, these highly aggressive animals have plenty of scope for destruction and are considered one of the most dangerous of African animals.

Responsible for: An estimated 100-150 fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Lakes, rivers, wallows – in fact any water – in Africa.

No 6: The elephant

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Despite their friendly and approachable image thanks to zoo feeding times, these herbivores kill an alarming amount of people every year. Elephants are unpredictable creatures, and have been known to kill zookeepers who have been with them for as long as 15 years. It is recorded that even the tamest of elephants can attack without warning, though it is thought that most elephants do not realise the harm they do with almost no effort.

Responsible for: An estimated 300-500 fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Africa and India.

No 5: The crocodile

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Crocodiles are dreaded prehistoric creatures capable of wreaking a terrible punishment on puny human flesh. North American, Estuarine and Nile crocodiles are the most dangerous and probably kill more people yearly than figures show due to the isolated areas where attacks are likely to take place and distance from help. One meal will keep a crocodile sated for a good while, so they like to wait in the water for the perfect time to strike.

Responsible for: An estimated 600-800 fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Africa and Australia.

No 4: Big cats

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These big cats certainly mean business. With destruction of their natural habitat and a decline in prey species, particularly concerning the tiger and North American mountain lion or cougar, attacks on humans are increasing. The African lion is the biggest and most feared of big cats, but holidaymakers on safari are 100 per cent safe viewing from a vehicle, unless they decide to take a closer look and step down. Mountain lions are found in many national parks and are responsible for six attacks a year in the US and Canada.

Responsible for: An estimated 800 fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Africa, North America and India.

No 3: The scorpion

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Highly deadly and twice as ugly, the scorpion is a nasty critter that is probably responsible for more deaths per year than recorded, due to the isolated places they hang out and probable lack of access to antivenin. However, out of an estimated 1,500 species of scorpion worldwide, only around 25 are regarded dangerous.

Responsible for: An estimated 800-2,000 fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Worldwide; particularly Africa, the Americas and Central Asia.

No 2: The venomous snake

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Though there are more than 2,000 species of snake, 450 of which are venomous, only 250 are capable of killing a man. That’s little consolation to the thousands who meet a nasty death due to snake bites each year – it’s usually members of local populations who bear the brunt as they live and work where snakes inhabit and usually wear no protective gear.

Responsible for: An estimated 50-125,000 fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Africa, Asia and North America.

Method of dispatch: Snakes are very fast and any part of the human body is a good place for a bite, seeing as the venom can flow into the bloodstream within minutes; although those near major veins and arteries will travel faster. Snakes use their venom to paralyse their prey. A fully grown king cobra can rear up so it looks a man in the eye; others can spit venom into the eye. Nasty.

Useful avoidance techniques: Unsurprisingly, most people come a cropper when they try to harass a snake or draw close to it. Snakes will usually only attack if they’re feeling threatened so the short answer is: stay away! Wear stout boots if hiking and check either side of paths. Don’t mess about looking under rocks or fallen vegetation as you’ll get more than you bargained for. If you come across a snake, back away very slowly, as it can strike to half its length and sudden movements are likely to alarm it.

No 1: The mosquito

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Yes, the humble mosquito. What we Brits regard as an annoying pest is actually the most dangerous creature on the planet, thanks to its ability to spread disease with alarming efficiency. Best known for spreading deadly malaria, mossies also spread elephantiasis, yellow fever, dengue fever and West Nile virus, which was recently introduced to the US and is now prevalent in all states.

Responsible for: An estimated 2-3 million fatalities a year.

Hangs out in: Worldwide; harmful in Africa, Asia and North America.

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Six members of the Sri Lankan cricket squad were wounded when a dozen gunmen attacked their bus as it drove under police escort the Gaddafi stadium in the Lahore, Pakistan. Lahore Police chief Habib-ur-Rehman said five people were killed in the attack by the unidentified gunmen, who fired AK 47s and rockets and hurled grenades as the team bus drove to the 60,000-seater Gaddafi stadium in the eastern city.

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The bus, which was carrying the Sri Lankan cricketers, is seen with bullet holes, outside the Gaffafi stadium after the shooting incident in Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday, March, 3, 2009. A dozen masked gunmen armed with rifles and rocket launchers attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team as it traveled to a match in Pakistan, wounding several players and killing five police officers, officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary).

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Bollywood star Preity Zinta wipes a tear from her eye after hearing that two of IPL Punjab Kings players Jaywardne and Sangakara were injured in a terrorist shooting in Pakistan while she was attending the New Zealand and India 1st one day international cricket match at McLean Park, Napier, New Zealand. A dozen masked gunmen armed with rifles and rocket launchers attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team as it traveled to a match in Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding several players and killing five police officers, officials said. (AP Photo/NZPA, Ross Setford)

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Pakistani police officers gather around the dead body of a police commando at the shooting site in Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday, March, 3, 2009. A dozen masked gunmen armed with rifles and rocket launchers attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team as it traveled to a match in Pakistan, wounding several players and killing five police officers, officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Source: Yahoo News

Can Web Hosting affect my website’s search engine performance?

I have seen this posted across many forums and I am sure many of you would be curious to know the answer to this question too. I believe that Web Hosting does not directly affect your websites search engine performance but indirectly it does.

See it does not really matter which company is hosting your website or the platform your website is hosted on. It can be Linux, Windows or whatever operating system you choose your website to be on, it does not matter. But there are a few obvious factors that will affect your search engine optimization efforts. I am listing a few as they come to my mind below:

  1. Server Speed: If you have a website hosted on a very slow and sluggish web server then you don’t need to be a genius to know that you website will server slower to your end users compared to a website hosted on a fast, high performance server. Search engines do keep a note of the time it takes for your site to open each time a browser makes a request for your website. It will register your site as a heavy site. Further, more customers will leave your site before it even opens. This is something which is also noted by search engines. They make a note of how long a customer stays on your site. If more people leave your site too frequently that means your site has nothing noteworthy to offer to your customers and it will be assumed that you do not have good content to keep your customers on your website. Definitely a negative point in terms of optimization.
  2. Black Listed Servers: If your site is hosted on an IP that sends out spam or hosts illegal or adult websites, your website too will be seen in the same light. Which is definitely not good.
  3. Servers that are frequently down: There are hosting providers around with servers that has less time and more downtime. Stay away from such service providers. A website not found or down is equally bad for search engines. Imagine Google trying to crawl / index your site and it finds that your site is not available at all.

These are a few points that can affect your website search engine visibility or popularity immensely.

Source: Web Hosting Article from Web hosting company in Delhi HostingITrust.com

Just like the terrain and landscape, there’s no dearth of india wildlife and travelling through the varied wildlife habitats located in various regions of India make any wildlife lover crave for more. The attention-grabbers from the Indian Animal Kingdom include the Bengal Tiger, the Asiatic Lion, the Great One-Horned Rhinoceros and the Indian Elephant.

Have you ever had a close encounter with any of them, till now, and that too on their land; then visit any of the numerous wildlife reserves in India and take a closer look of their wild world. Watching a Tiger just few inches away, may give some chill, but it will be the most thrilling experience of you life.

So plan a trip to visit the Indian wild regions and witness the varied natural heritage of India.

Source: visit Royal Holidays India

Creation Of Goddess Durga
Goddess Durga represents a united front of all Divine forces against the negative forces of evil and wickedness. The gods in heaven decided to create an all-powerful being to kill the demon king Mahishasur who was ready to attack them. At that very moment a stream of lightning dazzled forth from the mouths of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and it turned into a beautiful, magnificent woman with ten hands. Then all the gods furnished her with their special weapons. The image of Durga, the Eternal Mother destroying the demon, Mahishasur is symbolic of the final confrontation of the spiritual urge of man with his baser passions.

How do I effectively promote my website, is a million dollar question. And yes, it is no exaggeration. People all over the world are making millions by effectively promoting their websites and reaching out to thousands of potential businesses that they otherwise had never thought possible.

The advent of technology and its easy accessibility has changed the way people buy or do business online. All this has ushered in a new era of e-commerce where people’s perception towards online businesses has changed dramatically and they are ready to accept the concept of online businesses and feel comfortable buying from someone they have never met or probably will never meet in person.

Now this has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for businesses worldwide. Everybody is vying for a share of the million dollar online market. The first step of course involves getting an attractive website done highlighting the products you want to sell. A good professional web designer would be able to help you out your the design as well as web hosting. The next step involves promoting your website so that it reaches its target audience.

There is no sure shot way or magic pill that one can use to promote their website. And in fact, no one knows for sure what works and what does not. All major search engines have different criteria or algorithm to judge how relevant a website is to its audience. No one knows the exact factors that make one website feature over the other on certain keywords. However some factors that could increase your search engine visibility are back links and good content. Back links are links from other websites leading back to your own website. The quality of the website linking back to your site is also very important. Back links from negative websites could harm your websites image, so be careful about that. Now the question is how do you get back links? The simple answer is, ask them for it. Though, link exchange in my opinion is not a very good idea. Search engines will know that you have mutually exchanged the links and the link backs are artificial. Submit your website to Directories. There are thousands of them out there. It takes time and patience. Leave comments on blogs with a link to your website. This is one point that should never be over done. There is a fine line between promoting and spamming and crossing the line could be disastrous. No one likes spammers and neither do search engines. Too many back links in a short period of time can also arouse suspicion, so continue at a steady pace until you see your ranking improve. Another good way of getting back links is posting in forums as most of them allow you to use your website address in your signature.

Now when people start to find your website online it is important that your website has relevant and interesting content so that your visitors stay online longer. The longer they stay the more chances they will buy.

These are a few small steps one can take to promote ones website effectively.

Article by : Ray Creations

A good place for peace and natural beauty.

Derived from the word ‘doors’, the Dooars formsa gateway to the hill stations of North Bengal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam and the far East. The unending stretch of virgin forests interwoven with innumerable tea gardens is criss-crossed by Teesta, Jaldhaka, Torsha and Sankosh rivers.

The vast texture of massive trees, rarest orchids, green emerald-like plummage of peacocks dragging the forest floor, wild animals – the Dooars is a veritable paradise for lovers of Nature and Eco-tourism.

Teeming with wildlife, the Dooars is specially noted for sanctuaries – National Park of Gorumara, Mahananda Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve and Jaldapara Sanctuary. These sanctuaries are habitats of one-homed rhinoceros, bisons, barking deer, reptiles, wild tuskers and the rarest variety of animals and birds. Elephant riding through the Jaldapara forest has become a craze among the tourists.

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