Bismillah Khan receiving Bharat Ratna  award from Indian President K.R. Narayanan.

Aggreko wins Gujarath project
Cybercrime Seminar in London
Stress Free Life: Special Seminar

Stress Relief: More than 500 individuals to benefit free-of-charge

Dubai: Stress-suffering individuals from the Emirates are being given a unique opportunity to tackle their problem in the first Fono / Nokia- sponsored Meditation Stress Management Workshop, to take place in Dubai on Friday, May 25.

Conducted by internationally acclaimed Villy Doctor, an ex-Mumbai University psychology professor, the workshop aims to increase self-awareness and reduce stress via a simple-to-learn process based on the awakening of the 'Kundalini' an ancient form of yoga. "Meditation relieves stress, stimulates the mind and improves an individual's performance whilst  making him or her feel better," said Villy Doctor. 

"This is a highly developed system of meditation and stress sufferers willing to experiment could actually find a solution to their problem," said Doctor, who has held numerous Stress Management workshops for multinationals and major corporations across the globe, most recent being the Katmandu event, where she taught self-realisation to over 1,000 children.

"It is all about self-improvement, personal growth and discovering your inner-self," she said. "Stress has become a buzzword, as prevalent as a common cold. We all have a variety of symptoms indicating excessive pressure from the environment. Today stress is an irrefutable reality, from which there is no escape. So one has to learn to manage it," said Doctor.

The three-hour event, starting at 14.00, will be hosted at Al Bustan Rotana hotel and includes a 90-minute introduction to the concept, the actual 80-minute-long contemplation process and a questions and answers session at the end. The first 500 people who will fax their details on 04 2995986 will be entitled to attend.  "Our sponsorship of this workshop is in line with Fono's commitment to the community," said Robert Bie, General Manager, Fono. Attendees will be encouraged to donate Dhs 20 with the proceeds going to  Medecins Sans Frontieres, which have endorsed the event.

Aggreko wins 5 MW contract in Gujarat, India

Dubai: Jebel Ali-based Aggreko International Power Projects (AIPP), a dedicated business unit of the global power solutions provider Aggreko plc, has signed a contract with Tata Chemicals Limited, to provide a 5 MW / 11 kV power package in Mithapur, in the northwestern state of Gujarat in India. This contract with Tata Chemicals, a division of India’s biggest business group Tata, is Aggreko’s first win in India.

The contract was signed on the 12th of April and will run for a period of 20 weeks. During this period, AIPP will provide temporary power to Tata Chemicals, whose power plant had a setback due to the fire that broke out at its Mithapur plant in early March. The fire spread through the company’s power plant, located on an area of about 200 feet by 100 feet, and normal operations are expected to be restored in a phased manner.

Aggreko’s temporary power will support the effort to enable Tata’s inorganic chemicals complex to continue with their production. The contract also includes the provision of providing three AIPP operators onsite during the entire duration of the project.

The power package, which comprises of 6 x 1250 kVA generators, one transformer and 2 fuel tanks, will be shipped from Jebel Ali to Kandla port, from where the equipment will be transported by road.

AIPP was specifically formed by Aggreko to handle multi-megawatt temporary power projects, and is the world leader in providing power solutions to satisfy the most demanding needs. AIPP power solutions include generators, load banks, transformers, fuel tanks, cables and switchgear. In addition, AIPP provides comprehensive project design planning, installation, commissioning and operating services and 24-hour onsite service and maintenance support.

Tata Chemicals, a Tata Group company, manufactures soda ash at Mithapur and urea at Babrala in Uttar Pradesh. The company has commissioned its new 100 tpd membrane cell caustic soda plant at Mithapur with technology from DeNora of Italy, to produce rayon grade caustic soda, liquid chlorine, hydrochloric acid, and sodium hydrochloride. 



Fraud expert will use CCS lecture to warn of new dangers

London, 11 May 2001 - One of the UK's leading fraud experts will warn of a steep increase in commercial crime when she delivers this year's ICC-Commercial Crime Services Lecture. Rosalind Wright, Director of the Serious Fraud Office, is expected to use her top billing at this annual ICC event to outline the kinds of sophisticated new techniques being employed by commercial criminals.

Speaking to the topic "Fraud in the 21st Century", she will tell an audience of several hundred lawyers, bankers and international traders how best to combat the growing threat of cybercrime.

"Rosalind Wright is a forthright speaker who made headlines earlier this year with her strong views on the need to abolish jury trials in cases of complex fraud," said Pottengal Mukandan, Director of Commercial Crime Services (CCS).

"We expect this will be a very illuminating evening, cutting down many long held perceptions about commercial crime. It will certainly be the most complete overview of the problems and solutions to 21st century fraud that you could hope to hear all year."

Mrs Wright will also use the opportunity to explain relevant issues of jurisdiction, including an update of new legislation and reference to the new EU Cybercrime Convention. She is also expected to offer her view on what government and law enforcement agencies need to do to ensure all victims of 21st century fraud have an efficient and inexpensive means of redress.

She will also review what SFO considers will be the new model frauds likely to cause most damage in the near future, including details on e-transfers, email registration, false digital signatures and online banking. The event will be chaired by His Honour, Judge Alan Wilkie, Law Commissioner for England & Wales.