Michael Jackson, The King of POP is dead

The 50 year old musical superstar died last Thursday, just as he was preparing for what would be a series of 50 concerts starting july 13 at London. Jackson had been spending hours and hours toiling with a team of dancers for a performance he and his fans hoped would restore his tarnished legacy to its proper place in POP.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told The Times that paramedics responded to a 991 call from Jacksons home. When they arrived Jackson had no pulse and that he was not breathing.

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Why Hibernate instead of direct JDBC ?

Hibernate is a powerful, high performance Object/Relational persistance and query service for both Java and .Net. Hibernate provides the bridge between the database and the application by storing application objects in the database for the developer, rather than requiring the developer to write and maintain mountains of code to store and retrieve objects.

Using a JDBC connection you’ll be unable to store objects directly to the database-you must convert the objects to a relational format. If we consider a domain class called Event, and if you want to persist a new instance of the Event class to the database, you must first convert the Event object to a SQL statement that can be executed on the underlying database. Similarly, when rows are returned from the database, you must convert each result row into an instance of Event.

When working with objects, you are generally using a number of connected objects. This is called as an object graph. An object graph represent an internally consistent view of application data. Internally consistence means that a change made to one object is reflected throughout the graph. The objects within a graph are typically connected using one-to-one or one-to-many associations.

Using direct JDBC for persistence presents distinct problems for each of the persistence operations: creation, updating, retrieval, and deletion.

Hibernate addresses all the shortcomings of the persistence techniques using direct JDBC and offers a number of additional features. Using Hibernate doesn’t require that your domain objects implement specific interface or use an application server. It supports collections, inheritance, and custom data types, as well as a rich query language.

Papaya Juice – Cure for Dengue

Couple of days ago, I recieved a chain mail regarding Cure for Dengue. Can you belive that it is raw juice of the papaya leaves. For further reading, I’ll attach a part of that mail here.The originator of that mail is renowned medical professional Dr. (Mrs) Sriyani Basnayake, therefore we can trust the contents

You may have heard this elsewhere but if not, I am glad to inform you that papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is rampant now, I think it’s good to share this with all.

A friend of mine had dengue last year. It was a very serious situation for her as her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and water has started to fill up her lung. She had difficulty in breathing. She was only 32-year old. Doctor says there’s no cure for dengue. We just have to wait for her body immune system to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle. She ! already had 2 blood transfusion and all of us were praying very hard as her platelet continued to drop since the first day she was admitted.

Fortunately her mother-in-law heard that papaya juice would help to reduce the fever and got some papaya leaves, pounded them and squeeze the juice out for it. The next day, her platelet count started to increase, her fever subsided. We continued to feed her with papaya juice and she recovered after 3 days!!!

Amazing but it’s true. It’s believed one’s body would be overheated when one is down with dengue and that also caused the patient to have fever. Papaya juice has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the level of heat in one’s body, thus the fever will go away. I found that it’s also good when one is having sore throat or suffering from heat.

It’s great if such natural cure could help to ease the sufferings of dengue patients.
Furthermore it’s so easily available.Blend them, squeeze the juice, drink immediately! It’s simple and miraculously effective!!