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E-mail etiquette at work and home

E-mail etiquette at work and home

BURLINGTON – Businesses live and breathe by email. It’s no longer uncommon to work regularly with people you’ve never met, with the interactions carried out entirely through calls and email. Whether you think this is good or bad, it’s here to stay, and how you compose an email speaks to your professionalism, reliability, and image, and it represents, by extension, your company or place of work.
Formality used to be a given in business correspondence, but no longer. Follow the

Work on Gomal Zam Dam resumes

PESHAWAR – The stalled work on Gomal Zam Dam has resumed. The development comes as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has released first tranche of $20 million to WAPDA for completion of multipurpose water project in South Waziristan Agency.
Talking to Pakistan Today, Engineer Karimul Haq the acting project director of Gomal Zam Dam said that the work had been at halt awaiting financial agreement between USAID and WAPDA authorities. He said 94 per cent

Durrani stresses accelerated work on Jinnah Hydro Project

LAHORE – WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani has directed the Chinese contractor Messers Dongfang Electric Corporation to accelerate work on Jinnah Hydropower Project, so that it could start electricity generation by August this year. He expressed these views during his visit to Jinnah Hydropower Project.
The project is a part of the least-cost energy generation plan, being executed by WAPDA, to harness the indigenous hydropower resources of the country. Speaking on the occasion, the

Work on SIDC project accelerated

SIALKOT – The development work on the mega project of Sports Industries Development Centre (SIDC) and Sialkot Business and Commerce Centre has been accelerated. Official sources on Sunday said the SIDC project was initiated by the Ministry of Industries, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) and the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) to help sports industry to adopt new technology of mechanised thermo-laminated balls by providing training, facilities

Centennial celebration of ‘Work for toiling masses’

LAHORE – Saleema Hashmi, Imtiaz Alam and Hameed Akhtar cut a birthday cake in commemoration of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s hundredth birthday while speeches were delivered by Imtiaz Alam, IA Rehman and Hameed Akhtar at SAFMA on Monday.
In their speeches, the speakers said that the atmosphere in the country today is highly immoral. An aura of terrorism because of ideological issues develops only when people are insecure and their view points are different.
“This is opposite to what

‘Work on new pipelines in Defence to complete in 2 months’

KARACHI – The chief engineer of the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) assured the Cantonment Board president at a meeting held at the CBC office on Wednesday that the work on new pipelines in Defence would be completed in the next two months. Chief Engineer Niaz Hussain told the CBC President 5 Corps Brigadier Anis Ahmed that the work is being carried out in a professional manner.
CBC Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Hayat Mahar, Board Member Aziz Suharwardi, Lt Col Zafar Iqbal, Lt

‘No clash if all institutions work within parameters’

BADIN – The PPP will continue to abide by the constitution and there will be no clash if all institutions work within the parameters given in the constitution, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Monday.
Addressing a public gathering at the inauguration of Golarchi Grid Station project, Gilani said, “The constitution provides trichotomy, with all institutions including parliament, the executive and the judiciary enjoying their respective powers.” He said the 18th and the

Zardari orders quick work on new dams

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Zardari on Friday advised the Ministry of Water and Power and the provincial governments to speed up work on the construction of new dams to meet the growing requirements of irrigation and drinking water and empower women by free distribution of state lands among them in the proposed dams’ areas.
The president said this during a briefing given to him by WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani on the construction of small and medium dams. The meeting reviewed the

50 Cent at Sundance: A work in progess

NEW YORK – He’s not the first music star to try a crossover in entertainment to movies. Not even close. But at least Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is smart enough to know he can’t just jump into making films and be instantly an Oscar winner. So, on Saturday at a news conference at the Sundance Film Festival, the rapper whose albums include “Get rich or Die Tryin'” was quick to admit that as an actor and filmmaker, “I”m a work in progress.”
As a rapper, he’s known as 50 Cent, and

Dad’s death made me work hard: Li

MELBOURNE – Chinese tennis star Li Na said the early passing of her father taught her a significant lesson about the value of hard work that has held her in good stead in her playing career. Writing in The Age newspaper, she also said some young professionals aren’t reaching their potential because they are being spoilt by over-indulgent mentors. The world number 11 advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday, with a straight sets win over 21-year-old Belarusian

US, Pakistan agree to work closely on human rights issues

ISLAMABAD – The US and Pakistan on Saturday agreed to work more closely in multilateral human rights fora, especially in the UN Council of Human Rights, to promote shared values and objectives.
The two sides also agreed to have regular consultations on issues of human rights and International Humanitarian Law. Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir received US Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Michael H Posner, who is presently visiting Pakistan, and discussed issues

KESC’s ‘blackmail tactics’ work a treat

KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has restored the zero load shedding regime in industrial areas, after receiving around 80 MMCFD gas from the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) without making any payments to the latter.
The SSGC had curtailed gas supply to the KESC due to the non-payment of Rs 3 billion dues for December 2010, but in total, the KESC still owes almost Rs 23 billion to the gas utility, sources told Pakistan Today.
“The KESC was confident that

Clinton says sanctions are slowing Iran atom work

ABU DHABI – Sanctions have set back Iran’s nuclear programme, giving major powers more time to persuade Tehran to change tack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday.
“The most recent analysis is that the sanctions have been working. They have made it much more difficult for Iran to pursue its nuclear ambition,” Clinton said in Abu Dhabi, where she is on an official visit.
“Iran had technological problems that have made it slow down its timetable, so we do see

Aamir chooses work over play

Aamir Khan and his wife, Kiran Rao spent a quiet marriage anniversary on Tuesday night. They completed five years of eventful marriage that has seen highs and lows.
The two were spotted leaving home only late evening but the interesting thing that emerged on the occasion was the presence of Aamir’s brother, Faisal who joined the two in celebrations at Aamir’s residence.
The rivalry between the two brothers that had resulted in a bitter family blood bath with Faisal even

Work on 2 new plazas to begin in 20 days

LAHORE – Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is determined to establish a central business district (CBD) in the city comprising of Jail road, Main Boulevard, MM Alam Road, segment of Hali Road and Sharae Noor Jehan, Gulberg for inducing more investment, business and employment opportunities in the city.
According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the newly constructed Park and Ride Plaza at Main Boulevard Gulberg has become operational.
The construction of Park and

COAS visits Swat, opens work on bridge

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Swat on Tuesday, said a press release issued here. It said he attended the earth-breaking ceremony of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Bridge near Barikot.
The bridge is being constructed by Frontier Works Organisation with UAE funding as part of the Quick Impact Projects. A United Arab Emirates (UAE) delegation led by His Excellency Ali Saif Sultan Al Awani, Ambassador of UAE was also

A grand design in the offing or MQM’s insecurities at work?

The excessive movement of the MQM on the political front underlines two things: either it is feeling acutely insecure at the hands of its main ally, the PPP, heightened further with the exit of the JUI-F from the coalition or it has a grand design this time to fulfill.
Ever since Fazlur Rehman announced its decision to withdraw his party from the PPP-led government, the MQM is back in action making contacts with everybody from Ch Shujaat Hussain and Salim Saifullah to nonentities