PEI donates medical supplies for Shaukat Khanum patients
LAHORE (PR): Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) will donate medical supplies worth 40 million rupees for patients of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in four years.
In this regard, an MoU was signed between SKMCH&RC and PEI in a ceremony held in the hospital. SKMCH&RC’s CEO Dr Faisal Sultan and PEI’s Executive Director Shahid Yusaf were the signing authorities from their respective organizations.
Chairperson of the Advisory Council for Women Development of PEI Ms Fauzia Kasuri and personalities from different walk-of-life were also present on the occasion to show their solidarity in this great philanthropic endeavor. PEI is a local non-governmental organization operating in Pakistan and is engaged in the development and execution of various initiatives related to poverty reduction, population welfare, women empowerment, health and hygiene and reproductive health to the poor. This initiative will certainly benefit the poor patients of the hospital.

PSM issues pay slips for Jan and Feb
KARACHI (PR): Ministry of Finance, Islamabad released Rs.960 million for Pakistan Steel on Thursday. The received amount will be utilized for the disbursement of two-month salaries to the employees of Pakistan Steel for the month of January-2015 and February 2015, and the pay slips for the month Jan & Feb 2015 have been issued to the employees of Pakistan Steel. It is pertinent to mention that ECC (Economic Coordination Committee) during its session on 23rd April approved the subject amount.
    PSM management thanked the government, especially Ministry of Finance, Privatization, Ministry of Industries and Production and related organizations for their positive role in the revival of Steel Mills.
Major General (r) Zaheer Ahmed Khan, Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Steel, and management congratulated the employees with whose efforts and prayers the much awaited revival of PSM has begun.

Laraib Energy signs MoU with Mirpur University
KARACHI (PR): Laraib Energy Limited, a subsidiary of Hub Power Company (Hubco), has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST). The MoU will set out opportunities for collaboration and positive academic engagement between the Company and the University, to mutual benefit. The MoU was signed by Habib ur Rehman, Vice Chancellor MUST and Hasnain Haider, CEO Laraib Energy Limited.
Registrar MUST, Dean and Chairman Engineering Departments MUST, General Manager Mangla Dam, Chief Engineer Mangla Dam, Commissioner Mangla Dam Raising Affairs, Collector Mangla Dam Raising Affairs, Deputy Commissioner, DSP Mirpur on behalf of DIG and SSP, Deputy Director Environmental Protection Agency Azad Jammu and Kashmir and TNB Remaco (TNBRP) management were also present at the occasion.
As part of this internship training program, the students of Electrical, Electronics & Mechanical Engineering departments will be given opportunities of a one-month internship at Laraib Plant, in collaboration with TNBRP. The prime objective of this initiative is to harness the practical knowledge of hydro power plants among the students and to develop a pool of qualified local resources for the future endeavors.
Hasnain Haider, CEO Laraib Energy said, “Education is a key component of our CSR policy. It is a matter of immense pleasure for us to have entered into this MoU which will provide the students with exposure to best practices in power plant management, HSE and other related matters. Our team will strictly monitor the program and will go through continuous improvement to ensure that the envisioned objectives are achieved”.

Nayatel, ICANN joins hands

ISLAMABAD (PR): The first instance of L-Root has been installed in Pakistan. The launch of the server node is a joint operation between Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Pakistan’s first Fiber to the home (FTTH) operator Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd. Nayatel supplied the equipment necessary for the installation of the L-Root node, along with Data Center hosting and Internet transit.
This cooperation between both organizations is an effort to provide security, stability and resilience to Pakistan’s Internet users and reduce the response time they experience when making Domain Name System (DNS) queries.
“Nayatel, with its commitment towards highest standard of service quality and positive contribution towards society, has partnered with ICANN and has offered its Data Center, Internet Transit, and Server Hardware to host the first L-Root DNS server instance in Pakistan. This DNS Root server, being a critical part of the Internet infrastructure will contribute towards the stability and better speed for the growing Internet community of Pakistan,” said Wahaj-us-Siraj, CEO Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd.
There are 13 “root,” or fully authoritative, DNS servers, identified by alphabetic letters A through M — the “L” root being one. Computers locate one another on a network by using numeric addresses, while humans find it easier to use and remember names (for instance, users typically remember the domain name “www.nayatel.com” more easily than the Internet Protocol address, 203.82.48.5). DNS servers are a critical part of the Internet infrastructure because they are the first step in translating (resolving) human readable host names into IP addresses that are used in internet communication.
The Domain Name System (DNS) matches domain names with numeric addresses, in much the same way a phone book matches names to phone numbers.
Spreading root information out geographically by duplicating the root servers leads to a resilient, dispersed system that cannot be taken offline by a problem at any single instance of a given DNS root server.

Samsung at Lightfair International 2015
LAHORE (PR): Samsung Electronics has announced that it will demonstrate for the first time, the company’s new open, secure and connected platform for smart lighting at LIGHTFAIR International 2015, being held in New York, May 5-7.
Meanwhile, Samsung has collaborated with MARVEL to treat the fans, customers and prominent media personalities, with a thrilling premiere of the latest action packed movie with multiple super-heroes - “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. ?Samsung Electronics and Marvel Entertainment, who had previously announced a global partnership for co-promotions, have now created a multi-media, creative campaign that spanned across film, digital media and exciting product merchandise. Marvel and Samsung have successfully integrated their brands in a unique and creative way to bring their collective audiences together and showcase the best from both brands.