Monday, December 31, 2007

Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah Openings

Al Zahra offers the ideal environment for a long and fulfilling career. Besides an attractive tax-free salary, our employment packages generally include accommodation, free medical coverage, annual leave and travel benefits.
The following positions are required
Bio Medical Engineer
Civil Engineer / Architect
Adminstrative Assistant
Reception / Front Office Assistant
Kitchen Supervisor
Domestic Assistant / Cleaner
If you feel that you can make a positive contribution to our range of services, please fax, e-mail or mail your CV to:
The Group Personnel & Admin. Manager
Al Zahra Private Hospital
PO Box 3499
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 6 561 9999
Fax: +971 6 561 6699

Sunday, December 23, 2007

CARS-ETA Ascon Group - Recruitment

CARS, a division of ETA Ascon Group is recruiting for following positions
Accounts Asst. and Data Entry Operator: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Accounts Manager: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Asst.Manager-Automobiles: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Audit Executive/Manager: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Drivers-Light/Heavy: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Floor Supervisor: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Marketing Executive: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Rental Agent/Sales Agent: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Sales Executive: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Security Officer: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
Stores Asst.: UAE/Qatar/Malaysia/Oman
For more details visit The Hindu Jobs

Saturday, December 22, 2007

SAIL - Trainees Recruitment

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) wants 400 Management Trainees (Technical) & 100 Management Trainees (Administration)
For Management Trainees (Tech):
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in any of the following disciplines:
(i) Mechanical/Production
ii) Electrical
iii) Metallurgy
iv) Chemical
v) Electronics & Telecommunications
vi) Instrumentation
vii) Civil
viii) Ceramics and
ix) Computer Science
from a recognized University/Institute with minimum 65% marks in aggregate of all years/semesters (50% in aggregate for SC/ST candidates). For Computer Science discipline, those having recognised Master’s Degree in Computer Applications (3-year course) with minimum 65% marks in the aggregate (50% in aggregate for SC/ST candidates)are also eligible.
For Management Trainees (Admn):
Graduate/Post-Graduate from a recognized University with 65% marks in aggregate(50% in aggregate for SC/ST candidates) and with one of the following qualifications:
For HR and Marketing-- MBA/PG Degree/ 2 Years Full Time Diploma with specialisation in Human Resource /Marketing Management /Materials Management from recognised and reputed University/Institutions.
For counseling work--PG Degree or 2 Years Full Time Diploma in Applied Psychology/Social Work from recognised and reputed University/Institution
For the posts in Law Department-- 5 years Full time Integrated Course in Law from National Law Colleges/Institute/University of equivalent repute with minimum 65% marks in aggregate (50% in aggregate for SC/ST candidates).
Candidates whose final results are awaited can also apply. However, their candidature will be subject to their passing the prescribed qualification with specified percentage of marks at the time of joining.
Age: Born not earlier than December 1, 1977 (Upper age limit of 30 years is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST, by 3 years for OBC candidates and by 10 years for Physically Handicapped candidates). Those domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir from 1/1/80 to 31/12/89 will be allowed 5 years relaxation in upper age limit.
Written Test: Eligible candidates will be required to appear for objective type written test in February, 2008 at any one of the centres at Agartala, Allahabad, Bangalore, Baroda, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Durgapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Trichy, Vijaywada and Visakhapatnam.
In the written test, there will be negative marking for wrong answers, i.e. 1/4th of the allotted marks for the question will be deducted for every wrong answer. Further details of the written test and the centre for test will be available at SAIL website
Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written test will be intimated to appear for Group Discussion/Interview, which may be held at short notice. Please visit the SAIL website for information on the same. SC/ST/OBC candidates will be given relaxation in prescribed qualifying level for written test, group discussion and interview.
Shortlisted candidates would also be required to take a psychometric test.
Training: Candidates selected as Management Trainees will be placed on training for one year and Management Trainees (Technical) will be registered as apprentices under the provisions of Apprentices Act, 1961.
Emoluments: Management Trainees will be offered a basic pay of
Rs.10,750/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.10750-4%-16750 (E-1) with total emoluments of around Rs.23,000/- p.m. Management Trainees, on successful completion of training, will be designated as Junior Managers in the same scale of pay. Other benefits offered presently by the Company include medical facilities for self and family, company accommodation or House Rent Allowance, Provident Fund, Gratuity, LTC/LLTC, Leave Encashment, Reimbursement of Local Travel/Entertainment Expenses, Production Incentive etc. as per rules. Salary revision is due w.e.f. 01.01.2007.
Eligible and interested candidates would be required to apply online only through SAIL’s website: No other means/mode of application shall be accepted.
Before registering their applications on the website the candidates should possess the following:
a) Valid e-mail ID.
b) Demand draft of Rs.500/- as examination fee for General and OBC Candidates.
c) Demand draft of Rs.150/- as processing fee for SC/ST& PH candidates. SC/ST & PH candidates are required to submit a self-attested copy of Caste/Disability certificate alongwith Demand Draft. Non-refundable Demand Draft should be made in favour of “STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LIMITED” payable at State Bank of India, Service Branch (Code No. 7687), New Delhi. No other financial instrument is acceptable. Candidate’s name, address and category must be written on the reverse side of DD.
d) Candidates applying for both MT (Technical) and MT (Administration), should send separate registration slips and separate DD for each of the posts. Such candidates should opt for the same centre for both the tests and appear in the tests in both the sessions.
SAIL Management Trainees Application Dates - The online registration site would be open from December 11 to December 31, 2007. Details
Courtesy : Entrance Exams India Portal

Monday, December 17, 2007

Three Hijri Years in 2008

The Gregorian year 2008 will see three Hijri years, Arabic daily Al Khaleej said quoting Jordanian Astronomical Society on Sunday.

The last nine days of Dhu Al Hijja 1428 will fall in the first days of January 2008, and then to be followed by the Hijri year of 1429, the society said in a statement.

The last days of December 2008 will see the start of the Hijri year 1430.

This means that year 2008 will see the end of 1428, the complete year of 1429 and the beginning of 1430, the society explained in its statement.

Having three Hijri years in a Gregorian year happens once every 33 years, which means 2041 will have three lunar years.

Source: Gulf News

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Saudi Oger - Recruitment

Saudi Oger Ltd.,  Saudi Arabia, is a leading construction, operation and maintenance company acclaimed worldwide for its superior  quality  of works, work culture and having  strength of around 20000 employees from 50 different countries, is looking for the under mentioned manpower positions for its Technical Supports Service Division
Electrical Design Engineer (High Current).
Electrical Design Engineer(Low Current/Electronics)
HVAC Design Engineer
Plumbing Design Engineer
Civil/Structural Design Engineer
Electrical Draftsman
HVAC Draftsman
Plumbing Draftsman
Civil/Structural Draftsman
Architectural Draftsman

The positions for design engineers require degree in respective fields with experience in design.  Client interviews will be held tentatively in 2nd week of January, 2008 
If you, your colleagues are interested in any of these jobs please forward your resume to
E-Mail id – Mentioning the post applied for in the subject matter.
Please note that this is a FREE RECRUITMENT
For details you may visit our website

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

துல் ஹஜ் மாதத்தின் முந்திய பத்து நாட்களின் சிறப்புகளும் உழ்ஹிய்யாவின் சட்டங்களும்

ஹஜ் மாதத்தின் முதல் பத்து நாட்களும் மிக சிறப்புக்குரிய நாட்களாகும் ஆகவே இந்த நாட்களில் செய்யும் நல் அமல்களை தெரிந்து நாமும் அமல் செய்து அல்லாஹ்வின் அருட்கொடைகளை பெற்றவர்களாகுவோமாக.
1-துல் ஹஜ் மாத முதல் பத்து நாட்களில் செய்யக்கூடிய நல் அமல்களுக்கு ஈடாக வேறு எந்த நாட்களில் செய்யும் நல் அமல்களும் அல்லாஹ்வுக்கு மிகப்பிரியமானவைகளாக இல்லை என நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் கூறியபோது அல்லாஹ்வின் தூதரே! அல்லாஹ்வின் பாதையில் ஜிஹாத் செய்வதை விடவுமா? என நபித்தோழர்கள் கேட்டார்கள். அல்லாஹ்வின் பாதையில் ஜிஹாத் செய்வதை விடவும்தான் ஆனால் அல்லாஹ்வின் பாதையில் பொருளையும் உயிரையும் அர்ப்பணித்து வீரமரணம் அடைந்தவரைத் தவிர என்று நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் கூறினார்கள். ஆதாரம் : புகாரி
2- நாட்களில் மிகச்சிறந்த நாள் அரஃபாவுடைய நாள் என நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் கூறினார்கள்.ஆதாரம் : ஸஹீஹ் இப்னு ஹிப்பான்
சிறப்பான இந்த நாட்களில் செய்யும் அமல்கள்
1- ஹஜ் உம்ரா:- ஒரு உம்ரா மற்ற உம்ராவுக்கு இடைப்பட்ட பாவங்களுக்கு பரிகாரமாகும் மேலும் ஏற்றுக்கொள்ப்பட்ட ஹஜ்ஜுக்குரிய கூலி சுவர்க்கத்தைத்தவிர வேறு எதுவும் இல்லை என நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் கூறினார்கள்.ஆதாரம் - புகாரி முஸ்லிம்
2-உபரியான தொழுகைகள் நோன்புகள் தர்மங்கள் உறவினர்களுக்கு உதவுவது குர்ஆன் ஓதுவது பாவமன்னிப்பு தேடுவது நன்மையை ஏவுவது தீமையை தடுப்பது போன்ற நல் அமல்களில் ஈடுபடுவது.குறிப்பு- துல் ஹஜ் மாதத்தின் பத்தாம் நாளாகிய பெருநாளன்று நோன்பு நோற்பது தடை செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. ஆதாரம் - புகாரிமுஸ்லிம்
3- அரஃபா நோன்பு :- அரஃபா நோன்பு (நோற்பவருக்காக) அந்த நாளுக்கு முந்திய வருடத்தின் பாவங்களையும் அதற்கு பின்னுள்ள வருடத்தின் பாவங்களையும் அல்லாஹ் மன்னிப்பான் என நான் நம்புகின்றேன் என்று நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் கூறினார்கள். ஆதாரம்-முஸ்லிம்
குறிப்பு:- அரஃபா நோன்பை ஹாஜிகள் நோற்க்கக்கூடாது ஹஜ் செய்யாதவர்கள் இந்த நோன்பை நோற்பது மிகவும் சிறந்தது.அரஃபா தினத்தன்று அரஃபாவில் தங்கியிருந்த நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் தன்னிடம் கொண்டுவந்த பாலை அருந்தி தான் நோன்பு நோற்கவில்லை என்பதை மக்களுக்கு அறிவித்திருக்கின்றார்கள். ஆதாரம் புகாரி முஸ்லிம்
4- தக்பீர் கூறுவது:- கடமையான தொழுகைகளுக்குப் பின்னரும் பள்ளிவாசல் வீடு கடைவீதி போன்ற எல்லா இடங்களிலும் தக்பீர் கூறுவதுதுல் ஹஜ் மாத முதல் பத்து நாட்களில் செய்யக்கூடிய நல் அமல்களுக்கு ஈடாக வேறு எந்த நாட்களில் செய்யும் நல் அமல்களும் அல்லாஹ்வுக்கு மிகப்பிரியமானவைகளாக இல்லை. ஆகவே லாஇலாஹா இல்லல்லாஹ் அல்லாஹ{ அக்பர் அல்ஹம்து லில்லாஹ் போன்ற திக்ருகளை அதிகமாக செய்யுங்கள் என நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் கூறினார்கள். ஆதாரம் : அஹ்மத்இப்னு உமர் (ரலி) அபூஹுரைரா (ரலி) ஆகிய இரு நபித்தோழர்களும் துல்ஹஜ் (மாதம் ஆரம்ப) பத்து தினங்களிலும் கடைவீதிகளுக்கு செல்லும் போதெல்லாம் தக்பீர் கூறுவார்கள் இவ்விருவரும் கூறுவதை கேட்கின்ற மற்ற மக்களும் தக்பீர் கூறுவார்கள். ஆதாரம் - புகாரிபெருநாளைக்காக கூறக்கூடிய தக்பீரை அரஃபா நாளின் ஸுப்ஹு தொழுகையிலிருந்து பிறை 13ம் நாள் அஸ்ர் தொழுகை வரைக்கும் கூறுவது.
5- ஹஜ் பெருநாள் தொழுகை இன்னும் குத்பா பிரசங்கத்தில் கலந்து கொள்வது. நோன்புப் பெருநாளிலும் ஹஜ்ஜுப்பெருநாளிலும் கன்னிப்பெண்கள் மாதவிடாய் ஏற்பட்டுள்ள பெண்கள் (உட்பட) முஸ்லிம்களின் பிரார்த்தனைகளிலும் நல்ல அமல்களிலும் கலந்து கொள்ள வேண்டும் என நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் எங்களுக்கு கட்டளையிட்டார்கள். மாதவிடாய் ஏற்பட்டுள்ள பெண்கள் தொழுகையில் கலந்து கொள்ளாமல் தொழுகை நடக்கும் பகுதிக்கு வெளியே இருந்து கொள்ள வேண்டும் என்றார்கள். ஆதாரம் :- புகாரி முஸ்லிம்
6- உழ்ஹிய்யா:- உழ்ஹிய்யா என்பது ஹஜ்ஜுப் பெருநாள் தொழுகைக்கு பின் இறை திருப்தியை நாடி அறுக்கப்படும் பிராணிக்கு சொல்லப்படும் இது நபியவர்கள் வலியுறுத்திய சுன்னத்தாகும்.கொம்புள்ள கறுப்பு நிறம் கலந்த இரண்டு வெள்ளை நிற ஆடுகளை நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் உழ்ஹிய்யாவாக கொடுத்தார்கள் அப்போது பிஸ்மில்லாஹி அல்லாஹு அக்பர் என்று கூறி அவ்விரண்டின் ஒரு பக்கத்தின் மீது தனது காலை வைத்து கையால் அறுத்தார்கள். ஆதாரம் - புகாரி
உழ்ஹிய்யா கொடுப்பதற்கு தகுதியான பிராணிகள்
~ ஆடு. மாடு ஒட்டகம் (புகாரி)
~ ஒரு குடும்பத்திற்கு ஒரு ஆடு போதுமாகும் - (திர்மிதி)
~ மாட்டிலும் ஒட்டகத்திலும் ஏழு பேர்கள் பங்கு கொள்ளலாம் - (திர்மிதி)
~ உழ்ஹிய்யாவிற்கான கால் நடைகளில் கீழ்க்கண்ட குறைகள் இருக்கக்கூடாது:
கண் குறுடு கடுமையான நோயானவை மிகவும் மெலிந்தவை நொண்டியானவை அங்கங்கள் குறையுள்ளவை.
ஹஜ்ஜுப்பெருநாள் தொழுகைக்கு பின் அறுக்க வேண்டும்யார் தொழுகைக்கு முன் அறுக்கின்றாரோ அது உழ்ஹிய்யாவாக ஆகாது அவர் தன் குடும்பத்தின் தேவைக்காக அறுத்ததாகவே கணக்கிடப்படும்.யார் தொழுகைக்கு முன் அறுக்கின்றாரோ அவர் இன்னும் ஒரு முறை குர்பாணி கொடுக்கட்டும் என நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் கூறினார்கள். ஆதாரம் - புகாரி, முஸ்லிம்
யார் (பெருநாள்) தொழுகைக்கு முன் அறுக்கின்றாரோ அது அவரின் குடும்பத்தேவைக்காக அறுத்ததாக கணக்கிட்டுக்கொள்ளட்டும் என நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் கூறினார்கள். (புகாரி, முஸ்லிம்)
அறுக்கும் முறை
~ ஆடு மாடுகளை படுக்கவைத்து ஒருக்கணித்து அறுக்க வேண்டும் (முஸ்லிம்)~ ஒட்டகத்தை நிற்கவைத்து அறுபடும் நரம்புகள் வெட்டப்படும் அளவுக்கு அறுக்கும் கருவியால் கீறிவிடவேண்டும். (முஸ்லிம்) ~ அறுக்கும் போது பிஸ்மில்லாஹி அல்லாஹு அக்பர் என்று கூற வேண்டும். (புகாரி)
உழ்ஹிய்யா கொடுக்கப்பட்ட பிராணிகளை பயன்படுத்தும் முறை
உழ்ஹிய்யா கொடுக்கப்பட்ட பிராணிகளின் முடிகளையோ தோல்களையோ மாமிசங்களையோ அறுத்தவருக்கு கூலியாக கொடுக்கக்கூடாது.குர்பானி கொடுப்பதற்கான ஒட்டகங்களை மேற்பார்வை செய்வதற்கு என்னை நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் நியமித்தார்கள் அவைகளின் மாமிசம் தோல் ஆகியவற்றை தர்மமாகவே கொடுக்க வேண்டும் என்றும் அவற்றில் எதையும் அறுப்பவருக்கு கூலியாக கொடுக்கக்கூடாது என்றும் கூறினார்கள் அறுப்பதற்குரிய கூலியை நாங்கள் தனியாகவே கொடுப்போம் என அலி (ரலி) அவர்கள் அறிவிக்கின்றார்கள். ஆதாரம்:- புகாரி, முஸ்லிம்
உழ்ஹிய்யா கொடுப்பவர் செய்யக் கூடாதவைகள்
துல் ஹஜ் மாதம் பிறந்ததும் உழ்ஹிய்யா கொடுக்க நாடியவர் தன்னுடைய முடி மற்றும் நகத்திலிருந்து எதையும் அகற்றக்கூடாது என நபி (ஸல்) அவர்கள் தடைசெய்தார்கள். ஆதாரம்:- முஸ்லிம்
குறிப்பு:- இத்தடை உழ்ஹிய்யா கொடுப்பவருக்கு மாத்திரம்தான் அவரின் குடும்பத்தினருக்கு அல்ல. /haj/month_of_haj_10_days.htm

Jotun Paints - Openings

Jotun Paints, Dubai looking professionals for the following positions.
International Trainee - Supply Chain Management
International Trainee - Advanced Project Group
R & D Chemist
For more visit

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Eid Al Adha on December 19

The first day of Eid Al Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice marking the end of annual Haj, will fall on December 19, Saudi Arabia's Supreme Judicial Council announced on Monday.

According to a statement issued by the council, on Monday, December 10 was the first day of Dhu Al Hijja, and hence December 18 (Tuesday) will be Arafat Waqfa Day, and December 19 (Wednesday) will be the first day of Eid Al Adha.

The council, in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, said it had established that Monday marked the start of the month of Dhu Al Hijja of the lunar calendar

Source : Gulf News


Sunday, December 09, 2007

Palm District Cooling - Recruitment

Palm District Cooling is a utility company in the business of producing and distributing chilled water for air-conditioning of residential and commercial developments and provides a cost effective alternative to cooling buildings by conventional methods. 
The following Vacancies are available.
Junior Quantity Surveyor
Project Co-ordinator
Account Manager
Finance Controller
Document Controller
Mechanical Technician
Automation Technician
Electrical Technician
To post your resume, Apply On Line

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Civil Aviation Dubai - Walk In

The Walk in interview for Engineering Services Positions will be on 10th December 2007

The Walk in interview for Information Technology Positions will be on 11th December 2007

The Walk in interview for Aviation Positions will be on 12th December 2007

Hessen Private School (previously Zayed University location)
AL Towar Area 3

Engineering Positions


Maintenance Assistant Civil
Maintenance Assistant AFL

Tradesman- ODL
Operator ODL (Airfield Civil Works)
Technician (AS&SS)
Tradesman (AS&SS)

Group Leader – Masonry
Plumber (FM OP)
Shift Engineer (FM OP)

Shift Engineer (FM OP)
Electrical Tradesman (FM OP)
A/c Tradesman (FM OP)
Estimator (FM OP– Civil)
Specialist UPS (FM OP)
Specialist VFD (FM OP)
Specialist – Fire Fighting (FM OP)
Specialist - Plumbing (FM OP)
Specialist – HVAC & R (FM OP)
Technical Coordinator (FM OP)
Systems Engineer – CPMS
Technician - ELV (FM OP)
Shift Engineer Internal Lighting
Shift Engineer LV Systems
Administrator (FM OP)
Tradesman – Plumber
HVAC Technician (FM OP)
Electrical Tradesman (PD, AU & AI)
Maintenance Assistance (PD, AU & AI)
Shift Engineer (PD, AU &AI)
Senior Diesel Mechanic (AU-SBP)
Technician-GT (AU-SBP)
Tradesman (AU-SBP)
Electrical Technician (AU-Chillers)
Fitter Tradesman (AU-Chillers)
A/C Tradesman (AU-Chillers)
A/C Assistant (AU-Chillers)
Supervisor (AU –Chillers)
A/C Technician (AU –Chillers)
Team Leader
Shift Cashier
Maintenance Engineer (AU Chillers)
Systems Engineer (AS&SS)
HSE Engineer (QHSE)
Officer (Cleaning Services)
Foreman (Cleaning Services)
PMS Management Administrator
Technician (Power Distribution)
Supervisor –(Power Distribution)

Engineer (Vehicles)
BHS Systems Engineer - Mechanical
BHS Systems Engineer –Instrumentation / Electronics
BHS Systems Engineer – Electrical
Coordinator –ALS

PHS Systems Engineer-Electronics / Instrumentation
PHS Systems Engineer Mechanical
PHS Systems Engineer Electrical

The Walk in interview for Engineering Services Positions will be on 10th December 2007

IT Positions

Senior Network Engineer
Network Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
System Engineer
Radio Technician
Senior Radio Technician

Shift Supervisor
Senior Business Analyst
Business Analyst
Release Officer

The Walk in interview for Information Technology Positions will be on 11th December 2007

Aviation Positions

HSE Supervisor
Apron Services Assistant
Operations Administrator
Supervisor – Airside Operations

The Walk in interview for Aviation Positions will be on 12th December 2007

Important Note : Acceptance to receive the applications / CV from the candidate will be from 8:00 – 10:00 only as per the scheduled date of interview.
For more detail on location please contact: 04-2648844 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm from Saturday 8/12/2007.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Petroleum Formation

4- He brings out the pasture
5- Then turns it into a blackish floodwater
87-The Most High, 4-5
Petroleum is primarily the outcome of a long process during which herbage like algae and fern in the interstices of rocks is exposed to the chemical effects of various bacteria. Today the origin of petroleum is believed to be organic material. Pastures created before man was created were destined to turn in time to petroleum within the framework of the ecological balance of the world. Oily organic residues decomposed beneath the floor of the seas for millions of years. The underlying oily substance eventually was transformed into petroleum. Petroleum presents the properties of “floodwater.” Petroleum, more often than not, moves away from where it was originally formed. It does not have a settling property. Petroleum behaves like flood liquid, traveling long distances and collecting at spots where it comes across hard rocks without pores. Petroleum beds have been discovered in places where they were found as deposits, hindered from continuing their course.
In brief, petroleum, as described in the verses, is
1. made of organic matter,
2. blackish and
3. moves like floodwater.

Until the mid-nineteenth century, crude petroleum was collected at places where it had leaked to the surface. Because it mixed with water where animals quenched their thirst and with wells drilled for drinking water, it was considered to be a nuisance. In the 1850s Ferris, and Kier who succeeded him, initiated studies that led to its use as fuel for lamps. Edwin L. Drake discovered petroleum beds at a depth of 21 meters, on August 27, 1859. As petroleum was more reliable than whale fishing and much cheaper to be consumed as lamp oil there was a ready market; and the petroleum era was thus ushered in.
God had devised the composition of this substance in such a way that it serves different purposes in many aspects of our life. Some of the best known derivatives of petroleum are fuel oil, petrol, and paraffin oil. Derivatives less known find their usage in the manufacture of candles and wax, perfumes and cosmetics, even in substances used in cheese production wherein it prevents the cheese’s decomposition. Still other petrol oils are used in the following products: insecticides, acetone used in nail polish, artificial rubber, plastic material, chemicals used in the production of detergents and certain drugs containing petroleum derivatives. Last but not least, many textile products also contain petroleum in their composition.
The story, whose beginnings go back to the decomposition of pasture, continues with the petroleum beds in the depths of the soil, with the production of detergents, t-shirts and nail polish. In verses 4 and 5 of the sura The Most High, there are allusions to petroleum. The three verses that precede it mention that God said that everything was given in due order and proportion. 1- Glorify the name of your Lord, The Most High 2- Who creates and proportions 3- Who determines in due order and guides. 87-The Most High, 1-3

Petro Gas, Oman - Opportunities

Due to the growth of our interests in Oman and India, Petrogas seeks technically able and enthusiastic staff in the following disciplines:


All positions will be based in Oman. If you like the idea of working for an Omani E&P company where the challenges are great and your contribution will be appreciated and well rewarded, we would very much like to hear from you.
CVs to be faxed or mailed to:
Fax: +968 2452 7979


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Significant Changes in Sleep Pattern Can Affect Mortality Risk

The study found that decreasing nightly sleep from 6, 7, or 8 hours doubles the risk for cardiovascular death, while increasing sleep from 7 or 8 hours doubles the risk for non cardiovascular death.
"If you have a regular pattern — 6, 7, or 8 hours — and you maintain that over time, that's protective against premature mortality," said Jane E. Ferrie, PhD, a senior research fellow in department of epidemiology and public health at University College, London, in the United Kingdom, and lead author of the study.
"If you move out of that to the 9-hours-or-more category, that seems to increase all-cause mortality and the group of deaths that increases is the non  cardiovascular deaths. If you go to the short end of the spectrum, you increase your risk for cardiovascular mortality."
Changing Sleep Patterns
While other studies have looked at associations of sleep and mortality, this is the first to look at the health effects of significant changes in sleep patterns over time, Dr. Ferrie told Medscape Psychiatry.
The Whitehall II study of London-based civil servants aged 35 to 55 years began enrolling participants in 1985 with baseline (phase 1) screening continuing until early 1988. Data collection for phase 3 took place in 1992–1993. Both phases involved a clinical evaluation, including measurement of cardiovascular risk factors (body-mass index, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol), and self-administered questionnaires that included questions about duration of sleep. Participants in phase 1 selected from these sleep categories; 5 hours or less; 6 hours; 7 hours; 8 hours; and 9 hours or more. For phase 3, the response categories of 1 to 12 hours of sleep were collapsed to form categories identical to the initial phase.
Researchers collected data on 9781 participants at phase 1 and on 7729 in phase 3. Mortality data were available from the National Health Services central registry until September 2004, a mean of 17.1 years from phase 1 and 11.8 years from phase 3.
Double Mortality Risk
The study found a U-shaped association in both phases between sleep and subsequent all-cause mortality. It also showed that decreasing sleep from 6, 7, or 8 hours doubled the cardiovascular mortality risk (fully adjusted hazard ratio for cardiovascular disease of 2.04) and that increasing sleep from 7 or 8 hours also doubled the risk for death, but for noncardiovascular mortality (fully adjusted hazard ratio for noncardiovascular deaths of 2.06).
("Normal" sleep categories of 6, 7, and 8 hours had to be pooled because researchers did not have enough data to look at the categories separately, they note.)
The link between decreased hours of sleep and higher cardiovascular mortality risk seems to make some sense: Short sleep duration is a risk factor for weight gain, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes, the authors write. Short sleep is also accompanied by increased cortisol levels and abnormal growth hormone secretion and has been associated with hypertension and some cardiovascular diseases, they said. "It's fairly obvious what's going on there," Dr. Ferrie added.
Link Between Deaths and Long Sleep Unclear
However, the link between deaths and longer sleep patterns is not as clear. "At the other end of the spectrum, until we have sufficient deaths where we can see what is making up that noncardiovascular group of deaths, we can't explore that any further," said Dr. Ferrie. "We really don't know what's driving that." She did say, though, that long sleep is associated with depression and that researchers may want to take a look at the role of increased cancer deaths or trauma deaths among patients changing to a long sleep pattern.
This new research is bound to generate a lot of interest among sleep researchers, she added. "I think lot of people will look at this . . . and hopefully they will be able to elucidate what's making up those noncardiovascular deaths," said Dr. Ferrie.
A significant change in sleep patterns may be a red flag for some underlying disease, she said. "If somebody comes to you and they're now reporting having moved from a normal sleep pattern either to the very short end of the sleep spectrum or the long end of the sleep spectrum and that appears to be a pattern that's continuing over time and is not their regular pattern, then that is probably a marker of something."
Sleep experts are even discussing the merits of restricting sleep of people who regularly sleep 9 or more hours per night, she said.
Coauthor Francesco P. Cappuccio, MD, holds the Cephalon Chair, an endowed post at Warwick Medical School, in Coventry, United Kingdom, the result of a donation from the company. The appointment to the chair was made entirely independently of the company and the postholder is free to devise his own program of research. Cephalon does not have any stake in IP associated with the postholder, and the chair has complete academic independence from the company. Other authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Source: Sleep, Dec 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

ETA ASCON- Trainees Recruitment

Diploma Engineer Trainees: UAE
Qty. Surveyor Trainees: UAE
  For More details

Saturday, December 01, 2007

KEO Consultant - Opportunities

Architect (Site)
Mechanical Eng - Public Health Engineer
Structural CAD Draughtsman
Project Design Architect
Senior Mechanical Engineer (Design)
Production Architect
Architect (Site)
Site Engineer – Civil (Ghobash Building)
Site Engineer - Civil
Site MEP Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Resident Engineers
Permitting Manager
Project Manager
Design Architect
Senior Architect
Senior Technical Manager
Mechanical Draughtsman
Electrical Design Engineer
Structural Civil Engineer
Architectural CAD Draughtsman
Junior Architect
Mechanical Design Engineer
Lead Mechanical Design Engineer
Structural CAD Draughtsman
Landscape CAD Draughtsman
Architect (Site)
Civil Engineer
CAD Drafter
Electrical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Safety Officer
Construction Manager
Resident Engineer
Senior Project Architect
Senior Architect
Senior Planning Engineer
Project Manager
Senior Architect
Urban Planner
Lead Urban Planner
Landscape Designer
Lead Landscape Designer
Senior Structural Design Engineer
CAD Coordinator/Manager
Electrical Design Engineer
Lead Electrical Design Engineer
Landscape Architect
Senior Structural Engineer
For more details visit

Tebodin Middle East - Opportunities

The current list of vacancies in our Middle East offices. Click on the links below for the specific job requirements:

Senior Electrical Engineer (Oil & Gas)

Senior HSE (Safety) Engineer (Oil & Gas)

Senior Piping Engineer (Oil & Gas / Infrastructure)

Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer (Oil & Gas)

Senior Pipeline Engineer (Oil & Gas)

Project Engineer (Oil & Gas / Infrastructure)

Senior Project Manager (Oil & Gas / Infrastructure)

Senior Process Designer (Oil & Gas) in Muscat, Oman

If you are interested in one of our vacancies or to find out more about other opportunities within TME, please send your resume and contact details by e-mail to our HR department: