Who Survived at the End of Lost?


The final season of Lost was split up into two realities. One was a continuation of the main timeline from the first five seasons. This timeline is the “real world” and it’s this world that this article is focused on. The other reality is the “flash sideways” which is revealed to be a kind of “purgatory” (I don’t know if that’s the best word for it, but it’s some sort of “post life” world) at the end of the finale episode.

The “flash sideways” world occurs in a place outside of time. It happens after all of the characters die, even if they die at different times (which they obviously do.)

But this article is about who survived at the end of the “real world” timeline as the show ends? Who either escaped the island for good or was still alive on the island at the end?

Escaped The Island On The Plane

The first group of people who clearly survived were those who were on the plane flown by Frank Lapidus. Sawyer, Kate, Claire, Miles, & Richard were on the plane as passengers.

Survived On The Island

Hurley was the “new Jacob” at the end of the series (after Jack’s death) with Ben as his “#2.” Bernard and Rose were also still alive (avoiding drama!)

Desmond was also alive on the island at the end of the series but it is implied that he leaves to join his wife (Penny) and his son (Charlie) because Ben tells Hurley he doesn’t have to do things the way Jacob did (people can leave the island.)

And I don’t want to forget Vincent the dog (who so poignantly visits Jack as he’s dying at the end.)

Other Survivors

Walt, Aaron, Penny, Jin & Sun’s baby, and Eloise Hawking are some other characters from the show who are still alive at the end.


Radiology Employment – What You Need To Know

After earning your degree in radiology, it’s now time to seek radiology employment. There are a lot of subdivisions of this medical specialty, so that means that there are a vast potential of options that are open for you to gain employment at the health institution of your choice. We will discuss some of those opportunities in this article, as well as what you can do to better improve your chances of earning a high-quality position.

There are two technical classifications for radiology — diagnostic radiology and therapeutic radiology. Those who get radiology employment in diagnostic radiology generally spend most of their time interpreting images received from administering radiology to help diagnose the disease.

Some specialty options in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology include chest radiology, abdominal and pelvic radiology, body imaging, interventional radiology, vascular radiology, mammography, pediatric radiology, musculoskeletal radiology and nuclear medicine, just to name a few.

As a rule of thumb, radiologist will be trained in all of the important areas of diagnostic radiology. However, to better your chances of employment you can consider sub specialty radiology. For example, musculoskeletal radiology deals mostly with bones, joints and muscular imagery, whereas mammography deals mostly with breast tissue.

When we talk about therapeutic radiology, we mostly refer to radiation therapy. This is a therapy that is often used to treat tumors and cancer. By administering certain amounts of radiation, it can help to stop the reproduction of cancer cells in the body. This is generally referred to as radiotherapy, and a person is now required to be specially certified by the American Board of radiology to perform this medical process.

Naturally, your postgraduate training will influence your employment. Typically, radiologists will have to undergo five years of postgraduate training before their schooling is finished. This is in addition to the four years of medical school that most undergraduate programs require.

After you have completed your postgraduate training, your first position will usually be a residency for four years. During this residency, you will be required to pass various board exams that relate to radiology, such as the technologies of ultrasound, CTs, MRIs, and x-rays and so on.

After this is completed, you will most likely enter into a fellowship, where you will be trained in a sub specialty of radiology, such as some of the ones that we discussed above. Radiology employment is highly competitive, but one in which you will be very well compensated.

Top Review of Brig Hart


This whole system seems crazy to me.

“The MonaVie opportunity and the R3 Global Total Support System to achieving better health and wealth.” Sounds a little crazy don’t you think? I say it is. But again, don’t want to upset anyone, it’s just my opinion.

The MonaVie product is claiming to be number one as a supper food? Brig Hart said these words himself. Who, by the way is an excellent speaker. Humble though isn’t he? MonaVie is a wine like substance, in a wine like bottle that you are to sell to your friends and family.

You will be offering the business opportunity and product to others through the follow acronym: The ITS factor, (Invite, taste and share.) “Make a list of every one you know every where…” Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Let me tell you something, If you are anything like me your reputation with friends and family for testing crazy products and programs on them is pretty bad. The last thing I ever do at this point is try to push or sell stuff to them. They know where to find me if they see me working on something that interests them.

$39.00 to get involved. Then you have the “right” to be able to buy a case of the product again, bottles of some sort of wonder wine at a wholesale price. Then you get signed up on an “AS” (auto ship) so they can continually ship you cases of this stuff. Anything like AA? (Alcoholics anonymous) You buy the MonaVie wine-like product at $32.00 each and then unload it at like $45.00 a piece.

I don’t know, didn’t people catch on to this kind of thing with Am Way years and years ago? At least that was regular products you could use every day or that regular people bought like toilet paper and T.V.s and such.

This system brings back terrifying memories of a drinkable goopy green Aloe Vera gel that I sold with Nutrition for Life. My poor mom still has some of that stuff in a box in the basement along with some other pills and stuff. Sorry mom.

I just can not support Brig Hart or this MonaVie product and selling system. Imagine trying to get people to come over to your house, drink some mystery drink and then actually buy it! THE END.


Investing in the Czech Republic – Outside of Prague – Part 3: Ostrava Property

In the North American school system students seeking to be the best strive for an ‘A’ grade. However, the school system is not the end of the drive to be the best and earn an ‘A’ grade. Letter grades are used by rating agencies to rank communities in terms of investment risk.

Ostrava, in recent times, received an ‘A3’ grade from Moody’s Investors Service.

What does this mean to you as a potential investor? What are the other indicators which would point to the health and prospects of Ostrava’s property market?

What does this rating actually mean?

There are 25 rankings from Moodys in the investor services, an ‘A3’ is seventh from the top and is defined as an upper-medium grade. A similar grading company, Standard and Poors, also gave Ostrava an ‘A’ ranking based on their grading system.

What will that mean for the city?

Some investors will only look at cities with ‘A’ ratings. It is an indicator of the financial and fiscal health of the community.

Since the restructuring of the industry in the 1990s, the economic platform of the city has changed substantially. In fact, most of its incomes are no longer dependent on local economic conditions.

Ostrava, in receiving this rating, achieved the identical level of rating as other mid-sized cities in Central Europe. Brno, for example, also received an ‘A3’ rating (for a complete discussion of Brno property and economic developments visit our feature on Brno property.)

Let’s go through some other indicators as to the investment potential for this Northern Moravian city.

Area: 214 km2

Population (latest data April, 2004): 315 000

Road Distance from important European and Czech cities:

City / kms

Brno / 170

Olomouc / 93

Prague / 360

Vienna / 310

Bratislava / 300

Warsaw / 300

Budapest / 389

Berlin / 540

Paris / 1 500

With the completion of the D-47 highway the infrastructure capacity will greatly increase as well as the ease of travel. Travel time to the Czech capital, Prague, will be shortened to a little over three hours.

Air Transportation:

Ostrava – Mosnov International Airport is located 25 km from the city centre. It is the biggest regional airport in the Czech Republic with a capacity of more than one million passengers per year (current actual figures are just over 200 000 per year and expected to triple next year) and a runway 3500m in length and 63m wide, allowing it to accommodate the world’s largest airplanes. Currently it caters to both domestic and international flights.

Although there are currently not any well-known low cost carriers flying into Ostrava we expect it will only be a matter of time.

Average monthly salary for Ostrava region (2004): 18 966 CZK

Average monthly salary for Czech Republic (2004): 18 582 CZK

Average monthly salary for Czech Republic (2005 2nd Q): 18 763 CZK

Education: 16.3% of residents in Ostrava have University level education compared to 9.4% Czech wide.

Average temperature in January: – 2°C to -4°C

Average temperature in July: 15°C to 19°C

(hey, some investors want to know this….)


Industrial production has always had a strong factor in the economy of the Ostrava region. Mainly its been based on the excavation and processing of coal and on related branches – metallurgy, the coking industry, the chemical industry, electric power generation, civil engineering and heavy engineering. Metallurgy and heavy engineering remain the largest employers in the City.

Some of the Largest Employers in Ostrava

Employer / Business / Activity / Employees (Jan. 2004)

Mittal Steel Ostrava a.s. / Metallurgical production, manufacture of metallurgical and engineering final products / 10 968

Faculty Hospital / Healthcare / 3 180

Czech Railways / Transportation and communication / 3 075

Vitkovice Machining / Machining and Metallurgy / 2 697

Vitkovice Steel / Metal production, processing / 1 682

Ostrava Blast Furnace / Metals and coking-chemical production / 1 305

Foreign Investors in Ostrava

(by no means comprehensive, only a sampling)

Investor (Country) / Business Activity / Employees (Jan. 2004)

Mittal Steel Ostrava a.s. (UK) / Metallurgical production, manufacture of metallurgical and engineering final products / 10 968

Vitkovice Tube Mill, a.s. (Cypress) / Steel tube production / 932

Dalkia Ceska republika, a.s.(France) / Heating and Electrical Production / 697

BorsodChem MCHZ, s.r.o. (Hungary) / Chemical production / 623

Tesco Stores CR a.s. (UK) / Retail / 580

Ahold Czech Republic, a.s. (Holland) / Retail / 529

Hayes Lemmerz Autokola, a.s. (USA) / Production of car wheels and automobile parts / 410

Ostrava Water and Sewage, a.s. (France) / Production and delivery of drinking water, removal and cleaning of waste water / 382

Trefil a Schomberg, s.r.o. (Germany) / Plastics production / 339

Hayes Lemmerz Alukola, s.r.o. (Italy) / Automobile parts manufacturing / 310

Connex Morava a.s. (Czech Republic/France) / Road transportation / 212

Other Investment News

US based Roper Industries Inc. has decided to invest 24 mil. CZK over the next five years into a new technology centre in Ostrava where it will create 18 highly qualified jobs.

“In Ostrava we will be focusing on projects for the development and innovation of our laboratory instruments. The Ostrava centre will supplement the technology centres of our existing Instrumentation Segment operations located in the U.S., Denmark, Germany and France employing in total almost 1000 people,” commented Will Crocker, Roper’s Vice President and Group Executive for the Instrumentation Segment. “The laboratory instruments produced from the design work there will serve foremost our materialography and physical property testing markets. The results from the product development in Ostrava will be utilized by our segment’s production plants abroad where they will produce the final products.”

The new customer support centre of GE Money Multiservis for Czech and Slovak clients, a subsidiary of one of the largest and most renowned American companies will be located in Ostrava (Moravia-Silesia region) and will provide work for up to 500 qualified staff members. The total investment exceeds three million euro.

“Our primary reason for opening the new centre is the growth of GE Money in the Czech Republic,“ says Jiri Pathy, Chairman of the Board and General Director of GE Money Multiservis, the company in charge of developing the new centre within GE Money group. “In order to maintain a high standard of services, we will gradually increase the number of staff who are responsible for operating GE Money group and caring for its customers. The new customer service centre allows us to continue to fully meet our customers‘ needs,“ adds Jiri Pathy.

Taiwan-based ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. is in the process of constructing a new plant and repair center in Ostrava. Investment into the facilities will reach 20 million EUR and eventually at least 1300 employees will work be employed. The centre should produce up to 200 thousand personal computers per month and the capacity of the repair centre should reach 50 thousand computers per month.

“The important factors in deciding on the location of this plant were mainly the preparedness of the industrial park in Ostrava-Hrabová and the proximity to the Technical University of Ostrava with which we intend to closely cooperate. We are interested in their graduates and would like to take part in creating specific study programs for their electrical engineering departments. We are already considering moving part of our technology-driven activities to the Czech Republic,” said George Wu, Associate Vice President of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

The best quality and most beneficial industrial zones in the Czech Republic were handed awards by the Czech ministers. The fifth annual “Industrial Zone of the Year” awards were presented according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Industry & Trade and CzechInvest in cooperation with the Association for Foreign Investment (AFI) and partners in the “Partnership to Support Foreign Direct Investment in the Czech Republic”.

The award for Industrial Zone with the Most Economic Benefits was given to the “Cernovicka terasa” Industrial Zone in Brno, while the Zone with the Most Social Benefit in 2004 was the Ostrava Hrabova Industrial Zone – 1st Stage. The Industrial Zone with the Best Town Planning Solution is being prepared by a private developer in Ostrava -– CTPark Ostrava, and the “Brownfield of the Year” was won by the Skoda Plzen Industrial Zone.

American company CTS Corporation declared plans to invest nearly 22 million dollars into a new facility in the Ostrava region of the Czech Republic. CTS Corporation is a leading designer and producer of electronic components for the automotive and electronics industry. Their main customers are Siemens, Magneti Marelli, Pierburg, Toyota, Renault and Nissan.

The new facility is expected to employ over 160 people within three years. Production in the new plant is targeted for as early as June 2006.

“This investment in the Czech Republic will enable us to raise our production capacity and better serve the European market, which at present is supplied mainly from our plant in Great Britain,” commented Ron Bell, Director of CTS’s European Automotive Operations, and added: “In the Ostrava facility we will be producing electro – mechanical sub – systems and sensors for the auto industry.”

Ostrava Property Figures

Apartment and Flat Rentals in CZK per month (2005 1st Q):

(average range – exceptions can be found either way)

Size / CZK per month

1 + 1 (studio or bachelor) / 4 000 – 5 500

2 + 1 (1 bedroom) / 5 000 – 7 000

3 + 1 (2 bedroom) / 7 000 – 9 000

4 + 1 (3 bedroom) / 8 000 – 11 000

House Sales in thousands of CZK per flat (2005 1st Q):

(average range – exceptions can be found either way)

Size / New Build (ave. 17 000 CZK/m2) / Heritage Building

1 + 1 (studio or bachelor) / 650 – 950 / 350 – 700

2 + 1 (1 bedroom) / 800 – 1 200 / 500 – 800

3 + 1 (2 bedroom) / 1 300 – 2 500 / 700 – 1 200

4 + 1 (3 bedroom) / 1 800 – 3 000 / 1 200 – 2 100

Property Examples

(common closing prices are commonly 5 – 10% less than the asking price)

Property Description / Link

Studio (1 + 1) flat right in the center of Ostrava. 37 m2. Completely reconstructed. Floor 5 of 5 with an elevator. Asking price: 395 000 CZK / Ostrava Property Example 1

2 bedroom (3 + 1) completely reconstructed. Floor 1/3. 76 m2. The price includes a garage. Asking price: 1 260 000 CZK / Ostrava Property Example 2

More examples added regularly…

As we’ve emphasized before, at Czech Point 101 we are not going to over-inflate figures or try to sell you on hyped up facts. Our goal is to inform you to make the best investment decisions possible.

Recommended Reference Websites

Ostrava city website [http://www.ostrava-city.cz/sekce.php?id=2]

Ostrava Airport [http://www.airport-ostrava.cz/vystavba-noveho-terminalu.php]

Ostrava Hrabová Industrial Zone [http://www.mmo.cz/nabidka/epzony.html]

The sources for this newsletter include the Ostrava city and CzechInvest.

Forex Trading Review – Top 4 Forex Trading Strategies Revealed


Many trading investors especially beginners would like to learn the best trading strategy for them. There are four that are commonly used by experts. These are the swing, discretionary, scalping, and automated trading. First thing to consider before entering the Foreign Exchange Market is to identify which trading style suits you best. Several factors may affect your trading style like your time and capabilities. This article will give you and idea on how each of these trading strategies work:

Swing Trading:

It is almost similar with Day Trading where you could use many trading systems. Its chart time fame is longer than that of day trading. It includes three types of trades, the trend trading, counter trend trading and range trading.

Discretionary Trading:

It does both technical and fundamental analysis. This trading style use visuals like charts to see the pattern of the movement of the market condition. It analyzes the market on a regular basis therefore giving the trader a better understanding of the trading environment. It also applies quantitative analysis to forecast traders’ earnings.


It uses the fundamental analysis to predict the future exchange rates. Traders who use this style watch the economic condition as a whole. They base their analysis on news that would affect the economy like natural disasters, politics, price hikes etc. Before the market adjusts to the condition they make a quick buying decision then sell once the market has recovered.

Automated Trading:

This is the most commonly used by both new and old traders. Trading is possible with little or no human intervention through the use of automated software programs. These trading robots were designed by expert traders. Since Foreign Exchange trading entails a lot of time and effort they saw the need for system to do the work for them. They programmed these robots based on their trading strategies so they need not to be in front of their PCs all the time. If you are the type of person who doesn’t have enough time to monitor the market 24/7 this is a trading style that will best work for you. Having the right knowledgeable, discipline and a reliable tool should not only make your trading easier but will also increase your chances of getting profits in no time.


Carpal Tunnel Cure – Avoiding Surgery

Looking for a carpal tunnel cure? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a form of repetitive stress injury that’s been around for years. It’s close cousins are tennis elbow and writer’s cramp.

There are a lot of people who endure the pain and discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as CTS. These folks are troubled daily with symptoms that include aches, “pins and needles”, loss of strength and numbness that characterize this disorder. Sufferers frequently spend sizeable sums of money in their search to eliminate the painful sensations and discomfort in their wrists, arms and hands. Regrettably, many of these people are just squandering their resources on items that are altogether useless.

You don’t need to waste your money on the assorted appliances and ever-stronger drugs that promise, but seldom deliver, relief. In many cases you can easily alleviate the symptoms of CTS by performing some simple exercises on a daily basis. These daily workouts contribute to a substantial improvement in the aches, numbness and pins and needles or tingling associated with this disorder. Many people become symptom free using the exercises alone.

This CTS treatment method isn’t something your doctor will likely recommend. Why? In a word, money. Drug companies, which are the source of a great deal of your doctor’s information and education, aren’t about to leave money on the table. Which is why you are very much more likely to hear about the latest drug, appliance or surgical technique than these easy-to-do exercises.

Wrist injuries account for about 20% of claims paid, according to an insurance industry report. Business office workers, tradespeople, manufacturing plant workers and even medical personnel can be disposed toward carpal tunnel syndrome. In point of fact, the chance of developing CTS by engaging in repetitive motions is ever-present.

Bad posture is thought to be a contributing factor to the condition. While there are pharmaceutical, surgical and physical (splints, braces, etc.) remedies available, there is no need to resort to these measures in most cases. The syndrome can be alleviated or even cured on your own.

Doing specialized CTS-specific workouts will relieve the pain and often eventually cure the condition. Make an effort to perform these exercises for a couple of weeks before you decide they are not working. You didn’t develop CTS overnight, so don’t expect it to resolve overnight. Just by doing five to fifteen minutes of these exercises a few times a day you will be will on your way to relieving your symptoms.

Top Online Casino Payout Rates


Most all top online casinos voluntarily subject themselves to regular audits (usually monthly) by a qualified and reputable third party firm, such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). These audits generally focus on two aspects of the online casino’s operations: their random number generator and their payout rates. The latter — payout rates — is the subject of this article.

An online casino’s payout rates are displayed as a percentage — that being the percentage of incoming wagers that are paid out in winnings. As you can imagine, the higher the payout rates, the better. The top online casinos are often considered so, in part, precisely because they offer the highest payout rates.

A top online casino with the highest payout rate in video poker may not have the best payout rate for slots. Payout rates vary within top online casinos for each individual game. If you’re planning on joining a top online casino for a specific game — be it poker, craps, baccarat, video poker, roulette, blackjack, slots, keno, or any other top online casino game — check the top online casino’s payout percentages for that specific game.

Top Online Casino Payout Rates Overall: Grand Online Casino (98.42%), Golden Palace Online Casino (98.15%), Sands of the Caribbean (98.11%), USA Casino (98.09%), 32Red Casino (97.97%), Ladbrokes Casino (97.68%), Casino-on-Net (97.63%), InterCasino (97.13%).

Top Online Casino Payouts for Slots: Slotland (98.00%), Casino Las Vegas (97.50%), Golden Palace Online Casino (97.18%), Royal Vegas Online Casino (96.59%), Aztec Riches Casino (96.51%), Yukon Gold Casino (96.31%), Shark Casino (96.49%), Casino Kingdom (96.15%), Ladbrokes Casino (96.03%).

Top Online Casino Payouts for Video Poker: Jackpots in a Flash Casino (99.53%), Lucky Nugget Online Casino (99.11%), Crazy Vegas Casino (99.07%), Lucky Emperor Casino (99.03%), 7 Sultan Casino (99.00%), Royal Vegas Online Casino (98.77%), Swiss Casino (98.70%), Spin Palace (98.60%), RiverBelle Casino (98.59%), Roxy Palace Online Casino (98.58%).

Top Online Casino Payout at Table Games: Casino Kingdom (99.62%), Mummys Gold Casino (99.52%), Aztec Riches Casino (99.22%), 3 Diamond Casino (99.19%), 49er Casino (99.10%), Casino Domain (99.01%), Challenge Casino (98.98%), Crazy Vegas Casino (98.91%), Cherry Casino (98.69%), Captain Cooks (98.57%).

Top online casinos that get their payout rates audited will almost always publish the results of each audit on their website for anyone — member or non-member — to view. They’ll even keep archives of all their past audits, also open to public viewing.



Why Work With a Credentialed Hiring Consultant?

There are an endless array of reasons to choose a certified staffing firm over the average headhunter. To begin with, certification takes hard work and it takes dedication. Two ingredients that we should all seek from all of our business partners. It also shows that the hiring specialist in question has a deep devotion to their career as a staffing agent (no part-time “headhunters” here). These professionals have taken the time to be educated on numerous levels and to learn about all sides of the hiring equation – and we know that this includes far more than the obvious two: corporation and candidate.

Being a great staffing agent means considering much more than finding the round peg for the round hole. It means interviewing potential candidates with a different kind of ear – this neatly brings in the CEIC Certification (Certified Employment Interview Consultant), as well as the CPBA Training (Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst). The latter of these is vital, since a candidate’s resume and background might be a perfect fit, but their personality and their behavioral assets could find them a poor combination for certain teams or companies. Choosing to work with a staffing agent who is able to screen your candidates and potential hires time after time, with both an interviewer’s ear and a sixth sense, becomes a system you can trust and rely on.

This CPBA certification also becomes a great asset to the candidate as well. We are all a collection of assets and strengths, and having a trained objective eye to help us feature some aspects and downplay others, doesn’t just “land the job,” it mentors us in a way we can use in our real, day-to-day lives far into our future. For instance, by taking a brief behavioral assessment, such as the DiSC profile, the hiring mentor can then help an applicant to understand that they might be more suited to a service-oriented career (such as executive assistant) – or a more dynamic role as a salesperson, depending on their reactions to things (as demonstrated through the DiSC scores). Secret strengths are often brought to the surface through these exercises, and this can make a real difference in the direction a person’s career might go and even allow them to course correct if they’re far off base or unhappy.

It also helps if your hiring consultant is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). This means, that they have invested themselves in the education and hard work needed to mentor others on how to discover their right path, right now. And what can happen when you work with the right career coach is huge. You can literally learn to transform and create success all around you – in your job, your family, your relationships, everything. Let’s face it, we’re at work A LOT, and finding your real niche is very important. Likewise, getting caught in the wrong one is awful.

On the corporate client side, you will find that your staffing efforts go much more smoothly if the person you partner with at a staffing firm is a CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and/or a CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist). These certifications involve many tough hours of training in ethics, customer care and communication – something vital to this process and partnership. And being a Certified Search Specialist (CSS) doesn’t hurt either. So where on earth is one to find this alphabet soup of specialties?

The answer to that question varies, but taking the time to make sure that the staffing firm you choose HAS these expert credentials will not only make your hiring efforts easier, you will also have a teammate who brings more than an endless stream of applicants to the table — a credentialed team brings dedication, expertise, an understanding of hiring laws in your particular state AND the right candidate for the right job, right now!

Popular Designer Salwar Kameez Styles for Spring 2011


Salwar kameez still in trend

Fashion is never constant and for women it’s changing every day or rather every hour from clothing to hairstyles. For Indian women though the costumes vary as per the occasions but certainly salwar kameez is ageless piece of elegant clothing. With cool and pleasant atmosphere around surely this spring collections has lots to offer. Designer salwar kameez are great authentic pieces of a professional innovative works for every festive season. This outfit is exclusive and is for every occasion from a cocktail to reception. It’s preferred because of its easy to carry drape rather than other outfits. It’s a must buy for every women. Spring collections are made from fabrics like crepe which is apt for climate transition phase from winter to summer too.

Reasons to own designer salwar kamiz:

Many designers have presented this spring collections in many fashion weeks like Lakme, Wills lifestyle and several new collections are expected to arrive. To own a designer salwar kameez is a desire of every woman. The specialty in them is the intricate sequencing and patch work done in every piece without any two costumes of a kind. As designer work is not cheap so the clients are specific on their purchase. This adds a   unique  element to their personality and wardrobe too, making the person a trend setter in surrounding. The best part of designer product is the unmatched comfort fitting, the research they put in creating a single piece due to the label value. The differences are very evident from the local pieces and a designer work from prints, stitching; quality of fabric, sequences, delicate hand and machine work stands always apart. In kameez the low neck line are very trendy and hot this spring season. Above all the final look of attire which is because of the peculiar design and finishing from the choice of threads in the color of sequences makes the costume timeless and can be worn several times. Designer salwar kameez for spring is forever multi utility costume. Salwar kameez are categorized as per different events like exotic salwar kameez, trendsetter salwar kamiz, Patiala, chudidar salwar kameez to simplify choice.

Let’s have a look at the fabrics used by designers for salwar kamiz collections:

Chanderi jacquard, semi crepe, chanderi silk, cotton, pure crepe and rayon material! Many designers have their specific likes which are clearly visible in their collections. Like Manish Arora will always keep black color as base is filled with various bright colors. Another prominent designer is Neeta Lulla whose spring collections are inspired by the life around her and her fashion forecast is fusion wear making kurta’s give every girl and women the very classic Indo western look. Ritu Kumar too is very fashionable and leading designer whose clothes offer a range for fashioners from 18 years till 70 years.

The prices vary as per designer brand and fabrics used. Normally initial range is not very expensive and starts from 3000/- above. I know it’s hard to stop yourself after reading this. Gift yourself this Christmas a good designer salwar kameez and fall in love with the exclusive wear.


Repetitive Motion and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an epidemic of dynamic proportions. It’s to the point where nearly everyone you speak to either currently suffers from symptoms of CTS or knows someone that has it or has had it. Now that’s a lot of people! But it makes complete sense when you consider the underlying causes of this crippling disorder.

There is a general understanding among healthcare experts that repetitive movements are one of the most common factors for the development of CTS. In this day and time, many people are employed in occupations that require repetitive motion, such as computer techs, cashiers, secretaries and machine operators, to name just a few.

“There is evidence of a positive association between highly repetitive work alone and CTS. There is strong evidence of a positive association between highly repetitive work in combination with other job factors and CTS, based on currently available epidemiologic data.” (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Although not as prevalent as repetitive motion by any means, another agreed upon cause of CTS results from edema (fluid retention), resulting from pregnancy, obesity and certain medical conditions like Congestive Heart Failure and Cirrhosis. There are also hundreds of prescription drugs such as Celebrex and birth control, which are known to cause the development of edema as well. In the United States alone; nearly 31% of Americans are considered obese, about 5 million Americans suffer from congestive heart failure and almost one-half of the American populace take at least one prescription drug each day, all of which increase the chances of suffering from edema-related CTS. Now if you add repetitive motion to any one of the factors listed above, no wonder more than 300,000 surgeries for CTS are performed every year! But is surgery the best option for every case of CTS?

No, surgery is not always the best option for CTS. As a matter of fact, it should be used as a last resort treatment, and any reputable physician will recommend that their patients always try non-invasive options before ever considering surgery. Implementing non-invasive treatments prior to utilizing invasive methods is also very important due to the fact that, as was just discussed above, many of the known causes for CTS would not be resolved with surgery, so patients would be subjecting themselves to drastic measures that would not resolve or help their condition in the least, as a matter of fact, it may exacerbate the condition and make it worse!

In cases of CTS where the known cause is due to repetitive motion, Ergonomic and Healthcare experts agree that treating CTS is a very simple matter of adjusting work habits, posture and hand positions as well as correcting underlying muscle imbalances in the upper extremity. These experts are also suggesting that the reason repetitive motions cause symptoms of CTS and other RSI’s is because one muscle group is being overworked while the opposing muscle group is under-worked. Since muscles hold bones in place, overly weak or overly strong muscles can cause the bones to shift and mis-align, thus increasing space on one side of the joint while decreasing space on the other side of the joint, resulting in the impingement of surrounding nerves and blood vessels on the side of the joint where the space has decreased. So how can CTS related muscle imbalances be corrected or prevented altogether?

There are a variety of products now available to treat muscle imbalances in the upper extremity so it is important to be careful what you choose. The most important thing to note when searching for the right product is to be certain that you are only exercising the muscle group that is underdeveloped. If you accidently choose a device that strengthens the muscles that are already overused / overworked, you will only enhance the muscle imbalance and increase the symptoms of the disorder. (So for the treatment of CTS, you would want to strengthen the muscles that open the hand.) Products such as squeeze balls and putty, which require squeezing, gripping and pinching, are exactly the exercises that must be avoided as these are the actions that led to the development of the condition in the first place.

You can also inquire with your local Chiropractic Doctors (DC) and Physical Therapists (PT) and ask them if they are educated in treating muscle imbalance as it relates to CTS. A properly trained DC or PT can help you with corrective exercise and stretches…but remember, if they suggest gripping, squeezing, finger walking, hand bicycles or any exercise that involves finger and wrist flexion, seek another healthcare practitioner that implements the appropriate corrective stretches and exercises for the treatment of CTS.

Good luck! I wish you a fast and full recovery!