Malala Yousafzai turned 18-years-old yesterday, and celebrated by getting people around the world to call for education for everyone.Malala #booksnotbulletsThe activist had her supporters post photos of themselves with their favorite books as part of the #booksnotbullets campaign, imploring world leaders to understand that education is the best investment for our future.Malala chose The Diary Of Anne Frank as her favorite book, as she says it reveals the courage and strength of a young girl living under conflict.“It inspires me to believe that every child deserves the right to dream, the right to learn and the right to live in peace.“I urge world leaders to prioritize education because education is the only way through which we can defeat terrorism, fight against poverty and bring peace and prosperity. The money that is spent on just a few guns, if given to a child’s education, can change that child’s life.“We cannot stop terrorism just by killing the terrorists and people. We need to fight against the ideology of terrorism and extremism, and that can be done successfully only through education. If a child, suffering from poverty and difficulties, is not given a book, he will pick up a gun.“I call on my sisters and brothers all around the world to join me in this mission – #booksnotbullets.”Find out more here.Copyright ©2015Look to the Stars
Rabat- Moroccan opposition and feminist groups will take to the streets on March 8th to protest what they describe as “the government’s lack of will to implement the provisions of the constitution on gender equality.” In response to a call launched by Le Collectif Parite et Democratie (the Parity and Democracy Collective), a group that brings together political figures and other figures from the Moroccan feminist movement, women activists, civil society and opposition groups will organize a national march next Sunday (March 8th) which coincides with the Women’s International Day, Aujourd’hui Le Maroc newspaper reported.Supported by political opposition groups, namely Al Istiqlal Party, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) and the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), the protestors are demanding equality between men and women in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres. They are also “pushing for the inclusion of gender equality in the agenda of political reforms with all the active players in the field,” the French-speaking newspaper added. The same source added that the organizing committee of the march took place in the headquarters of the Istiqlal party in the capital Rabat. The committee consisted of Faouzia Assoulli, President of the Federation of the Democratic League for Women’s Rights, Yasmina Baddou, politician and former Health Minister in the cabinet of Abbas El Fassi, Hanane Rihab (USFP), Khadija Rouissi (PAM) and secular activist Mohamed Assid.
21 September 2007The United Nations has no choice but to keep using the Secretary-General’s good offices to try to find solutions to the challenges facing Myanmar, the UN envoy to the country has told the Security Council in a briefing following the recent wave of peaceful protests in the Asian nation that led to numerous arrests by authorities. Ibrahim Gambari, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar, told Council members yesterday that UN chief Ban Ki-moon remains deeply concerned about the conditions of those people in detention, especially those who are reportedly on hunger strike.He said Mr. Ban hopes that the authorities in Myanmar will heed the calls worldwide for the release of these new detainees, as well as all other political prisoners.“Undoubtedly the developments over the last few weeks in Myanmar have raised serious concerns in the international community and once again underscore the urgency to step up our efforts to find solutions to the challenges facing the country,” Mr. Gambari said.The envoy, who has been consulting again with key capitals recently, said discussions are still under way with the Government of Myanmar about when he will make his next official visit to the country.Reiterating his comment earlier this month that the latest events are a clear setback for Myanmar, Mr. Gambari said “we have no choice but to persevere” through the Secretary-General’s good offices and with the support of the international community to build on the trust and confidence that has developed so far and work with all relevant parties to try to “move events in the right direction.”The demonstrations began last month in protest at a surge in fuel prices and the protesters have included many of the country’s monks.
“We have achieved quite a lot,” Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser told the press during his final news conference before his term ends next Tuesday. “The UN General Assembly has been working hard, to deal promptly and responsibly with these global demands in a strong, active and truly responsive fashion.”Presenting a list of achievements reached by the Assembly’s 66th session, Mr. Al-Nasser pointed out that the wave of democratic protests which engulfed the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring took place during his Presidency and that the Assembly had worked together in support of the Arab people’s aspirations.On that note, he also acknowledged the ongoing turmoil in Syria underlining the Assembly’s commitments to the Syrian people. “The Member States chose not to be silent but active and responsive over the deadly crisis in Syria,” he said, noting that the General Assembly had held “a number of timely meetings to support efforts to help the people of Syria resolve the appalling crisis.” In the most recent instance of Syria-related action, the General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the increasing use of heavy weapons by authorities and urging all sides to immediately cease armed violence.The resolution, presented by the Arab Group, was adopted by a vote of 133 in favour to 12 against with 31 abstentions, and comes two weeks after the Security Council failed to agree on collective action to help stop the bloodshed.On Security Council reform, Mr. Al-Nasser recalled that the Eighth round of Intergovernmental negotiations had taken place during his tenure and said that Member States had acknowledged that new momentum and engagement had been made on the issue. “Only Member States can drive and achieve success in these efforts, with the guiding principle of gaining the broadest possible acceptance,” he stated, while voicing the hope that the momentum for reform would continue during the next Assembly session. Turning to sustainable development and global prosperity, the President emphasized the Assembly’s “full support” for the recent Rio+20 Summit in Brazil as well as its continued work for the promotion of UN Women’s mandate and the fight to end violence against women. “I thank Member States for rallying to my support in addressing the topical issues that came our way,” Mr. Al-Nasser concluded, while also citing his close working relationship and collaboration with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Mr. Al-Nasser, from Qatar, will be succeeded later this month by Vuk Jeremić of Serbia as President of the 67th General Assembly.
Pourquoi la perception des odeurs varie t-elle d’une personne à l’autre ?Une nouvelle étude vient démontrer que les odeurs perçues varient drastiquement d’une personne à l’autre. Ainsi, certains sentiront parfois une odeur de bois de santal qui ressemblera plutôt à une odeur d’urine pour d’autres, ceci à cause de plus de 400 récepteurs nasaux.Pourquoi est-ce si difficile d’offrir un parfum à une personne proche ? Généralement, le cadeau reste bien sagement au fond d’un tiroir de la salle de bains, faute de sentir bon pour la personne qui l’a reçu. En effet, une odeur agréable pour certaines personnes peut devenir complètement déplaisante pour d’autres. Un phénomène étonnant dont l’explication se trouve au plus profond… de notre nez. En général, tout le monde connaît l’odeur de certaines choses. Mais pour de nombreuses personnes, une bouteille de parfum, un morceau de fromage ou encore un verre de vin possèdent une odeur complètement différente de celle que vous percevez. Une différence que des scientifiques américains ont confirmé grâce à des expériences de senteurs.Récepteurs nasauxPubliée dans la revue Nature Neuroscience, cette étude révèle que 30% des récepteurs situés dans le nez différent entre deux personnes. Or, chaque capteur d’odeur peut altérer la façon dont une fragrance est perçue. “Pour chaque chose, il y a une grande différence entre ce que je sens et ce que vous sentez. Et l’étendue de la variation est vraiment surprenante”, explique le Docteur Joel Mainland, biologiste moléculaire au Monell Chemical Senses Centre de Philadelphie.En effet, “environ 30% des récepteurs sont différents entre deux individus choisis au hasard. C’est assez élevé”,, ajoute t-il. Le nez humain contient 400 récepteurs olfactifs différents. Et selon Joel Mainland, changer un unique récepteur pourrait entraîner d’énormes changements dans la façon dont une personne perçoit une odeur. “Le schéma d’activation de ces 400 récepteurs encode l’intensité mais aussi la qualité des dizaines de milliers d’odeurs qui représentent chaque chose que l’on sent, par exemple la vanille ou la fumée”, détaille le docteur cité par le DailyMail. Résultat, en changeant un seul récepteur spécifique, un stéroïde particulier sent comme du bois de santal pour certains et comme de l’urine pour d’autres. “C’est très différent”, plaisante Joel Mainland.Des réponses olfactives différentesÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Une odeur peut sembler douce et plaisante. En changeant cet unique récepteur, elle peut devenir très forte et désagréable”, ajoute-t-il. Pour explorer cela, les chercheurs ont cloné 511 récepteurs qu’ils ont intégré dans des cellules-hôtes, dans leur laboratoire. Ils ont ensuite pu déterminer de quelle façon chaque capteur répondait face à une palette de 73 odeurs différentes. Ainsi, 27 de ces capteurs ont semblé réagir à au moins une des odeurs présentées. Grâce à ces données, l’équipe de chercheurs a finalement mis au point un modèle mathématique afin d’extrapoler leurs découvertes. Selon eux, 140 des 400 récepteurs sont différents d’une personne à l’autre menant à plus de 900.000 variations possibles. Sachant que dans chaque ensemble, 27 capteurs réagissaient à au moins l’une des odeurs, cela porte les possibilités à plusieurs milliers. D’après le Dr Mainland, ces résultats pourraient aider les scientifiques à créer des odeurs plus précises et personnalisées. “À long terme, l’objectif est de comprendre comment les récepteurs encodent les molécules des odeurs afin de pouvoir réellement créer les odeurs que l’on veut en manipulant directement les récepteurs nasaux”, conclut le scientifique. Le 16 décembre 2013 à 14:19 • Emmanuel Perrin
Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Last month, I had the chance to attend the annual Games for Change Festival. What I found at the festival was an interesting mix of games that didn’t adhere to conventional standards. Though some were mass-market titles, a great deal of the titles focused on things like education and raising awareness on social issues.During my time at the festival, I got to chat with Susanna Pollack, who is the president of Games for Change. We spoke about the organization’s origins, its mission statement, and some of this year’s festival highlights. We also spoke about the different non-gaming entities affiliated with Games for Change and what folks can look forward to seeing in the near future.How long has Games for Change been around?We’ve been around for 15 years. Barry Joseph, Benjamin Stokes, and Suzanne Seggerman founded Games for Change in 2004. It was originally organized to bring people together who were interested in this concept that games could actually have an intentional purpose to improve our community or society in some way. It started off with forty people at a meet up in a conference room. Year on year, they’ve just been growing this community. It has grown into a conference that brings together over 1000 people interested in exploring and developing amazing games. It’s also a really interesting cross-sector community. We’ve got game developers, people who work in research and academia, tech companies, people who work at not-for-profits, foundations, policymakers, the government, brands. People love games, right? So they come from all different verticals and are finding ways to actually use this medium beyond just entertainment.Can you talk about some games that really capture the spirit of what Games for Change is all about?We gave an award to Ubisoft for industry leadership. [Ubisoft] also won Best Learning Game for Assassin’s Creed: Discovery Tour. I’m so pleased it won that category. What was exciting about how that evolved is we invited Ubisoft to join us at our very first Games for Learning summit five years ago. We wanted to include some industry partners who work in AAA games to understand that there are communities out there, particularly in the education space. Kids played the games which informally taught them about the world. Assassin’s Creed wasn’t an educational game. It’s just the authenticity and the accuracy of the research that went into making it has inadvertently gotten a generation of kids falling in love with world history.When Ubisoft came to the conference five years ago we also, as part of our community, had educators and teachers that communicated how they’ve been trying to mod the game so it could be appropriate to bring into the classroom. They couldn’t bring it in the way it was because of the violence. We didn’t realize Ubisoft really heard them. [Ubisoft] allowed and empowered a team that created a version of the game that stripped out the violence. It provided educational opportunities that still had the fun of Assassin’s Creed as well as the gorgeous assets they created. Now they have a version that can go into the classroom.Part of what we try to do is encourage the bigger studios to realize they have an incredible audience. Their reach is unbelievable. This form of entertainment is super dynamic and people love it. We want to apply some of those principles to education, to raising awareness around social issues. What we’re learning more and more, even in healthcare, is that games can actually change the way our cognitive brain works. We want to bring people together that can [make that happen].How do you advertise or let people know about games that don’t necessarily have mass-market appeal?Honestly, that’s the challenge for any indie developer. It’s an added challenge if you have an impact game. Anyone interested in seeing an archive of some of the best social impact games we believe are out there can go to our website, gamesforchange.org. It has over 200 games (including past winners) and other games we think are exemplary.Otherwise, the App Store and Google Play have the educational front. It doesn’t necessarily mean educational games. It could be apps. It’s a little bit of a problem because, unfortunately, they’re not curated and vetted in the same way an academic institution would [vet them]. You’re not quite sure what you’re going to get. But what I think is encouraging is these distribution channels are recognizing the categories are more than just travel apps or First Person Shooters, or Multiplayer games. Now if you go into the Google Play Store, they actually have a Social Good category, which is really cool.We are making more of an effort to highlight these games. But at the end of the day, it comes down to savvy marketing, distribution, and user acquisition strategies. All the things an independent developer has (without going straight to businesses). There’s a whole industry of game designers and researchers who are making games and selling them to schools. They’re going straight to schools designing games with a core curriculum in mind. These games can work alongside an algebra lesson, which is great. That’s a great channel.Then there are games and VR experiences we’re seeing for the healthcare sector. Games are being made to treat ADHD. Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a neuroscientist from UCSF. He has a lab called Neuroscape. He’s partnering with game developers in his lab to create games that can treat different mental health issues and cognitive issues. He has a game called Project Evo, which is one of the first games submitted to the FDA to treat ADHD in young kids. For the past three years, he has conducted clinical trials with young people with ADHD. Playing Evo for a period of time has rewired the way their brains were thinking. This helped some overcome the challenges they had with ADHD. If the FDA passes it, then we can start seeing digital medicine; where doctors can prescribe a video game instead of traditional pharmaceuticals.FDA approved games. Digital medicine. Those aren’t terms one would expect to hear or even know exist.I think it’s taking a while to get there because they need to do the research. You can’t just claim this will make you smarter. To have evidence-based research, they have to spend the time doing those randomized clinical trials. But there are other things we’re seeing too.The University of Washington created this game called SnowWorld, and it’s a VR experience. Basically, you’re in a cold environment throwing snowballs at penguins while listening to Paul Simon. It sounds kind of silly and light-hearted, right? They found that if burn victims play this game while they’re having physical treatment in the hospital, they have a level of pain reduction that alleviates the need for more pain medication. I’m not a neuroscientist so I can’t quite describe what is happening in your brain. But through these trials, they’re showing that being in a VR headset playing a game — in this case in a cold environment — you’re distracted by throwing snowballs and listening to uplifting music. This actually redirects neurons in a way that registers pain. It’s incredible.How has the advent of VR changed things with Games for Change?We saw that a few years ago a lot of the game developers in our community were looking at this new platform and started exploring that space. At the same time, we saw the big foundations and not-for-profits who have been using games to reach people also looking at this new technology and ways to connect people.There are a lot of similarities between VR and AR that truly immerses you in an environment. It’s an alternative to achieving certain impact goals because that’s what we’re all about. It helps develop empathy and immersing yourself in role-playing. It also has a whole bunch of rehabilitation potential. We realized that — independent of us — our community was starting to explore this and that we [Games for Change] would be a good place to have that conversation.What non-gaming related organizations has Games for Change worked with in the past?Bringing new people into this world of gaming is probably the best part of my job. We had a keynote from UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Environmental Peace. They truly believe games can transform education. As such, they are launching a three-year program to help develop a community and portfolio of games that demonstrate games used effectively in learning. They would potentially distribute games all over the world to U.N. member countries. It’s mind-blowing what they might be able to achieve.We’ve got people like that on the global level, which is incredible. We also have St. Jude’s Hospital thinking about making games. There’s also The Wildlife Federation, the federal government, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the Department of Education. They’re all funding games. Not a lot of people know about it, but they’re all here.Another cool thing is social impact investing. There’s this trend now in the investment community about intentional investments or intentional capital. People are making investments into companies that can do good; that can deliver on the double bottom line. They can make money, return the revenue for the investors, but they can also deliver measurable impact. We recently developed a relationship with a social impact investment group called i(x) investments. Howard W. Buffett (Warren Buffett’s grandson) partly founded it. This organization believes in the potential of games and XR for Change to drive impact and be a worthwhile investment from a financial perspective. We’re launching the Games for Change Accelerator, which is going to give funding, support, and programs to startups that are making games and XR projects that could deliver impact, whether it’s healthcare, education, as well as being a solid investment and deliver on returns.During E3, we learned only 23% of games presented were non-violent. I wanted to get your take on that since most of the games I’ve seen at the festival were not violent at all.My take is everything is in moderation. I think entertainment — even just for the sake of escape and relaxing — is awesome. I think having a variety of options is really what we want to provide. If people want to play FPS games or world-building games, then that’s awesome. If they want to play a game where they’re also learning something, there should be commercial-level games that give them those options. It shouldn’t solely be the small independent mission or passion project by a creative community. That’s why I’m happy Ubisoft participates. Take-Two is also active in our community. Facebook gaming is with us. I’m encouraged we will eventually see more than 23%.What can people look forward to from Games for Change in the immediate future?This Accelerator program is awesome. We’re accepting teams. It’s two cycles per year. We’ll open it up again in the fall for more teams that want to apply. We’re excited to see what comes out of that. We have a project going on right now which is really cool.Sometimes we executive produce projects. We’re not a studio but if we find something we think could be groundbreaking or do something really unique, we’ll [support it]. We are executive producing a VR experience with Princeton University. It’s about nuclear weapons threats. It’s pretty intense, but that’s the challenge. How can we get a generation of people talking about nuclear weapons risk? How do we get them passionate about the subject so that they can feel empowered to do something? We want to use the power of VR to tell a story that [makes it] personal.When you think of a nuclear threat you think of an apocalypse, someone pressing a button and the world blowing up. There’s this incredible story that happened a year and a half ago in Hawaii where there was a false alarm. For 38 minutes people really thought a missile was coming. We decided to tell a story through the lens of people who lived through that. Imagine if you got that message. How do you react? We’re telling this immersive VR experience through that lens and hopefully frame the issue in a way that makes people understand we all have a responsibility.There’s one more thing. This is something we’re launching in January and we want to get the word out. We are doing a partnership with AARP, which serves an aging population. They were doing a lot of work within games and VR and they developed a platform called Alcove VR. It’s a platform for seniors to aggregate experiences that help enrich their lives. There’s a real interest to use this tool to help with isolation to bring people together. If you aren’t mobile enough to go visit Europe or go on a vacation, you can visit these places in VR or you can have conversations with your loved ones and play chess. They’re looking for new game concepts that could live on the Alcove platform. We’re helping them to submit projects that could feature in this platform as a way to engage with a very significant population of over 50. 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Ad pages across 21 categories of b-to-b magazines tracked by Business Information Network fell 3.1 percent in 2010, while revenue dropped 1.3 percent to $7.5 billion. In 2009, those 21 categories posted an aggregate loss of 28.6 percent. In December, b-to-b ad pages actually grew, up 1.9 percent, making it one of three months in 2010 (the others include October–up 0.55 percent and July–up 0.34 percent) that showed gains over 2009, according to BIN. Just four of the 21 categories showed improvement in 2010 including Automotive (up 9.3 percent), Agriculture (+1.6 percent), Healthcare (+0.3 percent) and Banking, Financial Insurance (+0.05 percent). Science, Research and Development had the largest drop (-17.4 percent). Meanwhile, full-year data for the 218 titles IMS/The Auditor tracks for FOLIO: sister publication min’s b-to-b shows that almost half (99) showed ad page gains for the January-December period compared to 2009. JB Scott’s Independent Contractor showed the greatest growth of any single title and led its trucking/transportation category with a 46.7 percent increase in pages for the Jan-Dec. 2010 period. The full min’s b-to-b story is available here.
PATNA: Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan was on Friday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar. He was declared elected and the certificate was handed over to him, Bateshwar Nath Pandey, the Returning Officer and secretary to Bihar Legislative Assembly. The certificate of election was given to him in presence of a host of senior NDA leaders including Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The Lok Janshakti Party chief has been elected to the Upper House in a by-poll necessitated by the resignation of his cabinet colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad, who got elected to the Lok Sabha from the Patna Sahib seat in the general elections. This is the second time that Paswan, who began his political career as a Sanyukt Socialist Party MLA in the 1960s, has been elected to the Rajya Sabha. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us His previous election to the Upper House was in 2010 when he entered the Parliament with support of his then ally the RJD a year after having lost his Hajipur Lok Sabha seat. He resigned from the Rajya Sabha in 2014, two years ahead of the expiry of his term, when he wrested back the Hajipur contesting as an NDA candidate. Paswan had announced his decision not to contest the Lok Sabha polls this time and to choose the Rajya Sabha route instead when the NDA in Bihar, comprising BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and LJP came out with its seat-sharing plan last year. The Hajipur seat, which he won a number of times, on a couple of occasions with a record margin, has been retained for his party by his younger brother and state LJP president Pashupati Kumar Paras.
A Rohingya refugee carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps in Palang Khali. ReutersSenior UN officials have urged the international community to come together at a global conference and send a strong message to Rohingyas and their “generous hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them in their greatest time of need”.The ministerial-level pledging conference will be held in Geneva on 23 October.It is being co-hosted by the European Union and the government of Kuwait, and co-organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and OCHA.The conference aims to raise the necessary resources to enable the humanitarian community to meet the most urgent needs of Rohingya refugees who sought shelter and safety in Bangladesh.Since late August, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya trying to escape discrimination and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, sparking the world’s fastest-growing humanitarian emergency, according to the United Nations.”We call on the international community to intensify efforts to bring a peaceful solution to the plight of the Rohingya, to end the desperate exodus, to support host communities and ensure the conditions that will allow for refugees’ eventual voluntary return in safety and dignity,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a joint statement Monday.”The origins and, thus, the solutions to this crisis lie in Myanmar,” UN High Commission for Refugees Filippo Grandi, UN aid Chief Mark Lowcock and Director General of IOM William Lacy Swing was quoted in their joint statement UNB received on Tuesday.They underscored that Bangladesh has kept its borders open, offering safety and shelter to fleeing families.”We’ve been moved by the welcome and generosity shown by the local communities towards the refugees,” the senior officials stated, while noting their respective agencies have been working in overdrive with the Government of Bangladesh, local charities, volunteers and non-governmental organisations to provide assistance. Still, much more is urgently needed.The ‘refugees’ are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance for food, water, health and other essential needs as basic services are under severe strain and some sites lack access to potable water and sanitation facilities, raising health risks for both the refugees and the hosting communities.”The efforts must be scaled up and expanded to receive and protect refugees and ensure they’re provided with basic shelter and acceptable living conditions. Every day more vulnerable people arrive with very little – if anything – and settle either in overcrowded existing camps or extremely congested makeshift sites,” the statement reads.The conference will provide governments an opportunity to show their solidarity and share the burden and responsibility.”Their further generous support for the Joint Response Plan, which was recently launched by the UN and partners, is urgently needed to sustain and scale up the large humanitarian effort already under way,” said the statement.It said the plan requires $434 million to meet the life-saving needs of all Rohingyas and their host communities – together an estimated 1.2 million people – for the difficult months to come.
Foreigners in Bangladesh formally remit $2b a yearForeigners working in Bangladesh repatriate $2 billion or Tk 165 billion a year through formal channels, according to Pew Research Center.However, unofficial estimate shows, Indian nationals working in the country alone take home Tk 320 billion annually.Around 85,000 foreigners legally work in Bangladesh, mostly in the export-oriented readymade garment (RMG) sector. But, industry insiders say, the number is much higher as many work without a valid work permit and they remit the money through illegal channels.In 2016, an aggregate amount of $2 billion was sent home by foreigners, said the US-based Pew Research Center, which carried out its study based on the World Bank data.The leading countries that receive remittances from Bangladesh include China, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, the USA, Vietnam, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Norway and the UK.Referring to finance minister AMA Muhith, at a recent roundtable organised by Policy Research Institute, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute president Farooq Sobhan said the Indian nationals working in Bangladesh send home Tk 320 billion.Asked why so many foreigners get jobs, former president of Bangladesh Employers Federation and apparel sector businessman Fazlul Haque said to Prothom Alo, “The main reason is lack of job-oriented education and skills. The educational institutions do not teach as per the demands of the industry.””The young generation run after general education. But in the private sector, technical education is more important. So, young people are not getting jobs despite obtaining degrees and certificates. As a result, there is a growing frustration,” he added.An official number of the foreigners who remit money came from home minister Asaduzzaman Khan when he told parliament in February that 85,486 foreign nationals work in Bangladesh.India leads the pack with 35,386 people while China comes next with 13,286, according to official figure.Japan has 4,093 of its citizens while there are 4,093 Koreans, 3,395 Malaysians and 3,777 Sri Lankans working in Bangladesh, the home minister then said.A significant number of people from Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Germany, Singapore and Turkey are also working in different sectors in Bangladesh.There are allegations that a large number of foreign citizens work in Bangladesh on tourist visas. These people remain excluded in the official data. According to the Bangladesh Tourism Board, as many as 750,000 foreigners came to Bangladesh in 2017.According to World Bank data, Sri Lanka has no significant remittances sent from Bangladesh. However, there are many Sri Lankans working in the garment sector.The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) and the NGO Affairs Bureau generally issue work permits to the foreign nationals.Most of these are issued by BIDA, which says that 3,171 foreigners were issued work permits in 2017 while another 4,113 had their permits renewed.BEPZA officials said there are 2,500 foreign citizens working in the country’s export processing zones and the foreigners get paid two or three times the Bangladeshis do.In the last one month, this correspondent spoke to a number of big organisations to know what roles the foreigners play. It was found that the foreigners mostly work in production management, machineries management, quality control and mid-level management of the organisation. Many foreigners work in the merchandising and buying houses.BEPZA officials said foreigners hold top positions in technical and product manufacturing departments at the factories in the export processing zones. Some also appoint foreign nationals as the managing director or a director.”There is a lack of English knowledge among our educated people.They do not have any practical knowledge either,” said ACI Group chairman M Anis Dowla.In reference to hiring a welding supervisor for one of his factories, he said, “An engineer applying for the position of welding supervisor did not know how to do welding. It’s because he had not learnt it practically. Even I learnt welding hands on.”Pran-RFL Group director (marketing) Kamruzzaman Kamal said, “Our students are more into general education. The country now needs people for the technical jobs, but we hardly get people with technical education.”Many entrepreneurs have expressed their views that higher education after the higher secondary level should be limited and more people should be made familiar with the technical education sector.Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) president Abul Kashem said, “A country like Germany gets its people ready for jobs as per the demand of the industry. We should also adopt such a policy here.”* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassan
French police secure a street after a man killed a passer-by in a knife attack in the heart of Paris and injured four others before being shot dead by police, according to French authorities in Paris, France, on 12 May 2018. ReutersA knifeman shouting “Allahu akbar” was shot dead by police in central Paris late Saturday after he killed one person and injured four others, sparking a terror probe and panic on the streets of France’s capital.The attack took place near the city’s main opera house in an area full of bars, restaurants and theatres which were brimming on a weekend night.Witnesses described scenes of panic as Parisians realised another potential terror attack was underway in a country already reeling from a string of jihadist assaults in the last three years that have killed more than 245 people.“I was taking orders and I saw a young woman trying to get into the restaurant in panic,” Jonathan, a waiter at a Korean restaurant, told AFP. The woman was bleeding and the attacker appeared behind her. He said a young man tried to fend off the assailant who then fled.“The attacker entered a shopping street, I saw him with a knife in his hand,” he said. “He looked crazy”.Milan, 19, said he saw “several people in distress” including a woman with wounds to her neck and leg.“Firemen were giving her first aid. I heard two, three shots and a policeman told me that the man had been overpowered.”In a tweet French president Emmanuel Macron said: “France once again pays the price of blood.”Prosecutors cited witnesses as saying the man shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) as he went on the rampage, and added that a terror investigation had been launched.Wounded out of dangerThe Islamic State group claimed responsibility, according to the SITE monitoring group, but provided no corroborating proof to back the claim.“The executor of the stabbing operation in the city of Paris is a soldier of the Islamic State and the operation was carried out in response to the calls to target the coalition states,” a “security source” told IS’s official Amaq news agency, according to SITE.Two of those wounded were rushed to hospital in a serious condition but interior minister Gerard Collomb later told reporters all the victims were out of danger and would survive their injuries.“I have just seen the person who was most seriously injured, she is better, she is saved,” he said.French prime minister Edouard Philippe said police were on the scene “within five minutes” of the attack and that some nine minutes later the assailant was dead, he added.“The speed of the response obviously avoided a heavier toll,” he said.A police source told AFP one officer tried to restrain the attacker with a taser but when that failed a colleague shot the man dead.Scenes of panicThe attack took place on Rue Monsigny in the second arrondissement, an area that lies between the main opera house and the Louvre museum, two major tourist attractions. A large area was cordoned off where police, fire and rescue vehicles converged.Shocked tourists and residents looked on from behind the security perimeter.“I was on the cafe terrace, I heard three, four shots, it happened very fast,” said 47-year-old Gloria.“The bartenders told us to come inside very quickly. Then I went out to see what was going on, and then I saw a man on the ground,” she added.One witness, who gave her first name Maxine, said panic spread as word got out that an attack was taking place.“We saw someone coming out of a building who said he saw the assailant slaughter someone, so people took refuge in the bar,” she said.France has suffered a series of major Islamist attacks including the massacre at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the November 2015 attacks that killed 130 in Paris, and the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that killed more than 80.There have also been a string of less deadly but frequent attacks by lone wolf jihadists wielding knives or guns. Most of the attacks have either been claimed by the Islamic State group or been carried out in their name.A state of emergency put in place just after the 2015 Paris attacks was lifted in October when Macron’s centrist government passed a new law boosting the powers of security forces.French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called for greater security measures after Saturday’s attack.“The French people will no longer be content with talk, they expect action,” she said.Thousands of French troops remain on the streets under an anti-terror operation known as Sentinelle, patrolling transport hubs, tourist hotspots and other sensitive sites.
Share Shelby Knowles for The Texas TribuneThe U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2017.Seven months after an undocumented teenager under federal custody in Texas got an abortion over the objections of the state of Texas and the Trump administration, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a lower court order that cleared the way for the procedure. But the high court did not address some legal questions at the heart of the case.The federal government complained that it had been misled about the timeline for “Jane Doe’s” abortion, which prevented them from appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court in time to block the procedure from happening. In a five-page order Monday, the Supreme Court vacated the lower court order allowing the abortion, but said it did so because the issue had become “moot” since the teenager’s pregnancy has already been terminated.In the early stages of the case last fall, the federal government had argued that it was not obligated to release an undocumented minor in its custody for an abortion. The high court’s order Monday did not address that question. Instead, the justices said it is their “established practice” to vacate orders when when the issues prompting them have become moot.Somewhat unusually, the government also asked that the high court sanction Doe’s lawyers for “what appear to be material misrepresentations and omissions to the government designed to thwart this Court’s review.” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton — who had weighed in on the case several times with friend-of-the-court briefs — called out Doe’s lawyers for “[misleading] the Department of Justice in order to carry out this heinous act against an innocent unborn life.”The justices did not sanction lawyers for the teenager in their Monday order.“On the one hand, all attorneys must remain aware of the principle that zealous advocacy does not displace their obligations as officers of the court. Especially in fast-paced, emergency proceedings like those at issue here, it is critical that lawyers and courts alike be able to rely on one another’s representations,” the court wrote. “On the other hand, lawyers also have ethical obligations to their clients and not all communication breakdowns constitute misconduct.”Doe’s case first emerged last fall when the teenager was blocked from leaving a federally-run Brownsville shelter to have an abortion, even though she had received legal authorization for the procedure at the end of September. The federally-run shelter refused to transport the 17-year-old for her abortion or to release her to her court-appointed guardians so that they could take her.Instead, she was forced to go to a crisis pregnancy center, where women are dissuaded from having abortions. The federal government argued through the ensuing month-long legal battle that it is not required to facilitate an abortion for a minor in its custody and that Doe could seek the procedure by returning to her home country.The American Civil Liberties Union took up Doe’s case, which eventually wound its way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. A three-judge panel on that court originally ruled Oct. 24 that she could not immediately have the abortion, but the full court reversed that decision four days later, clearing the way for the procedure. The next morning, Doe terminated her pregnancy.About a week later, the federal government asked the Supreme Court to invalidate that ruling so that it would no longer serve as legal precedent. Brigitte Amiri, lawyer for the ACLU, told The Texas Tribune in October that there are several hundred undocumented pregnant teenagers in federal custody, though it’s not clear how many of them are seeking abortions.In that petition, the Department of Justice argued that Doe’s attorneys had misled them about the timeline for her abortion, preventing them from appealing to the Supreme Court to prevent the procedure from happening.Throughout the legal battle, time was a critical factor. As of Oct. 24, Doe was 15 weeks pregnant; Texas law does not allow abortions after 20 weeks.ACLU Legal Director David Cole told The Texas Tribune last year that Doe attorneys were “authorized under the court order to obtain an abortion for her as soon as lawfully possible.”
News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | June 20, 2017 IUCT Oncopole Installs First Radixact Radiotherapy System in France Accuray Inc. announced that the University Cancer Institute of Toulouse Oncopole (IUCT Oncopole) in Toulouse, France,… read more Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017 Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Halcyon system,… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 03, 2017 First New York Metropolitan Hospital Treats Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System Accuray Inc. and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC), part of the Montefiore Health System (MHS),… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018 Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized prostate cancer with… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018 IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the Proteus One proton… read more News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018 Women Report Fewer Adverse Side Effects From Partial or Reduced Breast Radiotherapy March 26, 2018 — Radiotherapy treatment… read more Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 25, 2017 UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System Varian recently announced an 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer became the first patient in Europe to be… read more February 17, 2009 – Doctors in Hong Kong have carried out the first treatments in south-east Asia using RapidArc radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems, and treated a 74-year-old patient with localized prostate cancer. Clinicians at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) in Hong Kong said the first treatment took two to three minutes to deliver, much faster than conventional IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) treatments.“IMRT treatments are time-consuming because tumors are targeted by a complex sequence of fixed radiation beams from multiple angles but the RapidArc treatment is dramatically faster,” said Dr. T.K. Yau, consultant radiation oncologist. “The RapidArc treatment can produce comparable or even better dose conformity compared with IMRT treatments, but with shorter treatment times. It means that more of our patients can be treated with advanced IMRT-quality treatments.” Dr. Yau said the hospital now plans to expand the range of RapidArc treatments to include other pelvic tumors and head and neck cancers. PYNEH is one of six public cancer centers in Hong Kong. Doctors at PYNEH treat patients using three Varian linear accelerators including a Clinac 23Ex accelerator equipped with RapidArc radiotherapy technology, as acquired in 2008 thanks to a private donation. Dr. Yau says his department plans to equip a second accelerator with RapidArc in the coming months.For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | February 17, 2009 First South-East Asian Clinic Adopts RapidArc News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | September 29, 2016 Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects with IMRT Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience… read more Related Content
in Headlines, News ReverseVision Hires Director of Learning and Development August 5, 2016 501 Views Dan HultquistSan Diego-based ReverseVision, a provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, has announced that industry educator Dan Hultquist has been hired as director of learning and development.In his new role with ReverseVision, Hultquist will use his experience in loan origination to work with retirement advisors to help ReverseVision provide the industry with a range of products, financial tools, and educational techniques, thus ultimately driving volume growth.“Dan comes armed with unparalleled product knowledge and extensive field experience,” said John Button, CEO of ReverseVision. “This unique combination makes Dan the perfect resource to spearhead several upcoming ReverseVision initiatives that will provide assistance to reverse mortgage lenders and brokers nationwide.”Hultquist is a certified reverse mortgage professional (CRMP). His experience in the industry includes serving as co-chair for the education committee for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) and authoring a book, “Understanding Reverse,” which answers the top questions he received as a reverse mortgage trainer with a focus on the point of sale.His most recent position was with Austin, Texas-based lender Open Mortgage as a reverse mortgage training manager, where he developed reverse mortgage training materials and conducted monthly compliance training using a custom learning management platform. Hultquist also originated loans as a branch manager for Open Mortgage.“I’ve been blessed to work for outstanding reverse mortgage lenders, like Open Mortgage, who understood the value of reverse mortgage training and supported my commitment to industry-wide education,” said Hultquist. “Returning to loan origination gave me a renewed appreciation for the work done by field professionals every day. But after wearing two hats for the past couple of years, I’m ready to focus my energies on what I love best: education. This opportunity with ReverseVision gives me the perfect platform for pursuing this passion and positively impacting our industry.” Share Reverse Mortgages ReverseVision 2016-08-05 Seth Welborn
President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday called the arrival of Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa a historic moment for the relations of the two countries since it is the first ever visit of a Portuguese leader to Cyprus.Cyprus and Portugal have agreed to strengthen ties, announcing their intention to organise a business forum to further cooperation on maritime science and to share best practices in tourism.Costa is on the island on an official visit and to also participate in the fifth MED-7 Summit of the seven southern countries of the EU, taking place on Tuesday afternoon, in Nicosia. Anastasiades will also host French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell at the Filoxenia Conference Centre, in Nicosia.The Portuguese prime minister was welcomed on Tuesday morning at the Presidential Palace by Anastasiades. Costa laid a wreath at the statue of Archbishop Makarios III, the first president of Cyprus, in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace.Subsequently, the two heads of state held a private meeting which was followed by expanded talks between delegations of the two countries.Anastasiades later on said Costa’s visit constituted “a historic moment for the relations of our two countries, since it is the first ever visit of a Portuguese Prime Minister to the Republic of Cyprus.“Cyprus and Portugal share long-standing ties of friendship and have always enjoyed excellent relations, both at the level of government and of our peoples,” Anastasiades added.This, he said, is a relationship greatly valued by Cyprus and which the two countries jointly aspire to further reinforce and strengthen.“Today, we have held very constructive consultations where we reviewed the architecture of our cooperation and discussed a number of ways to further expand our relations, both bilaterally and within the context of the European Union,” he said.He added that Cyprus and Portugal converge in a vast field of areas and synergies such as trade and investment, shipping, energy, education and culture.“To this end, we endeavour to continue our high-level dialogue, so as to identify opportunities for closer cooperation between Cyprus and Portugal,” Anastasiades said.Costa said that he was very honoured to be the first Portuguese Prime Minister to officially visit Cyprus.“Geographically we are on opposite extremes of our continent but we are very close, sharing a common vision about the future of the European Union, the most important challenges we need to face at European level and in the wish to strengthen our bilateral relations,” he said.Portugal, he added, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Political Consultations in 2013 and upgraded its diplomatic representation to Ambassador level in 2014. “We are looking to increase political consultations. Our trade relations are slowly expanding but they are still modest. Considering the structures of both economies there is clear room for improvement, not only in traditional sectors but also in more technological areas.”He said that during their talks they identified three specific events they need to concentrate efforts on.“First of all, on the organising of a Business Forum to bring our entrepreneurial communities in contact and strengthen the people to people contact. Secondly to increase our cooperation in the scientific domain, especially maritime science. Finally, to share best practices in the tourism sector.”Anastasiades said that he also briefed Costa on the implementation of Cyprus’ hydrocarbon exploration programme and how the country can contribute substantially to the European Union’s energy security and diversification of sources and routes.He also briefed Costa on the latest developments on the Cyprus problem.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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Ralph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images A soldier of the Free French dashes to aid a French resistance fighter taking aim at a German sniper following the liber..VIEW MORERalph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images1 of 18Photographer SpotlightRalph Morse: Photographer SpotlightBen CosgroveDec 08 2014[Note: Ralph Morse died on Dec 7 2014 at his home in Florida He was 97 No photographer in the history of LIFE magazine had a more varied thrilling and productive career than Ralph Long after he retired he was unfailingly gracious whenever anyone from LIFEcom contacted him often out of the blue asking if he recalled this or that assignment or if he remembered taking a specific photo 40 or 50 or 60 years before He was a true original — one of those rare figures who seemed have been everywhere chronicling everything and everyone for so much of the 20th century He was also one hell of a storyteller Ralph Morse will be sorely missed Fortunately for all of us his work endures]RelatedLIFEPortrait From the Brutal Pacific: ‘Skull on a Tank’ Guadalcanal 1942LIFEPortrait From the Brutal Pacific: ‘Skull on a Tank’ Guadalcanal 1942A glimpse at the photographers on the masthead of pretty much any issue of LIFE magazine in the 1940s ’50s ’60s and even into the early ’70s is an eye-popping experience There in black and white are the names of many of the greatest photojournalists to ever pick up a camera — and without exception these are men and women who were on staff They were in short working stiffs — albeit some of the most talented tenacious innovative and gutsy working stiffs on the planetAnd yet as LIFE’s longtime managing editor George Hunt reportedly once said: "If LIFE could afford only one photographer it would have to be Ralph Morse"Such a claim while perhaps a surprise to photography buffs who might expect another name at the end 0f that sentence — Alfred Eisenstaedt Margaret Bourke-White Paul Schutzer W Eugene Smith or any number of other legends — such a claim makes sense when one considers the totality of Morse’s work through the decadesThe New York City native was LIFE’s youngest World War II correspondent when the magazine hired him when he was just 24 He went on to make several of the defining pictures from that conflict — and some of the most unsettling He covered Broadway and after the war the London stage He covered sports: his classic shot of Jackie Robinson dancing off of third base is one of the greatest baseball photographs ever made He covered science and technology making innovative pictures of modern marvels like the USS Nautilus America’s first nuclear-powered submarine and was the first civilian to fly on one of the Strategic Air Command’s B-47 Strotojet "globetrotter" missions in the mid-1950sHe made the first color photographs of the caves at Lascaux and was so closely identified with LIFE’s coverage of NASA and the Space Race — and spent so much time with John Glenn and the rest of the Mercury 7 — that Glenn dubbed him the "eighth astronaut" Morse covered the Liberation of Paris in 1944 Germany’s surrender at Reims in May 1945 Einstein’s funeral Babe Ruth’s farewell at Yankee Stadium the first Ali-Liston fight the Oscars and on and onHe was with the magazine up until its demise as a weekly in 1972 and shot for TIME for years afterward But it was with LIFE that he made his best work — the work for which he will forever be rememberedIn John Loengard’s classic 1998 book LIFE Photographers: What They Saw Morse discusses the end of LIFE as a weekly — and decades after the fact it’s clear that it still hurtI was down at Cocoa Beach [Florida] covering Apollo 17 We had made a very special picture of everything you need to go to the moon We shot it and went to bed I called the color lab the next morning and asked "How did the color come out"They said "Oh the color is fine but there’s no magazine to put it in"And that was the first I heard it It was a very bad shock First because I’d been there for 30 years and you sort of reach a point where it’s your home The shock was much worse than whether we could find jobs because we were all pretty well known That didn’t bother me I just went to work for TIME I didn’t retire until April 1988 Then I sold every camera I don’t own a camera I don’t take a pictureIf I had a camera everybody and his brother would say "Gee would you shoot my wedding Would you take my kid getting married" I don’t own a camera so I can’t do itDuring one of the last conversations this writer had with him Morse repeated a bit of wisdom he first shared with LIFEcom years ago — an insight into the man’s approach to his craft and (as so many men and women who worked with him through the years will attest) his seemingly boundless exuberance for meeting new people and learning new things"A good photojournalist goes into any situation prepared" he said in his inimitable sandpaper-raspy voice "You find out something at least one key thing about the topic you’re going to cover And as importantly you make friends — you make friends with everybody wherever you go Because you never know when you’ll need to go back there for one more picture or to follow up on a story"Be prepared Make friends When you get down to it that’s not only a smart way to approach one’s profession It’s not a bad way to go through lifeFarewell Ralph and thank you We won’t see your like againMumbai: The BJP-led NDA is comfortably placed for the 17 July presidential polls with a majority of votes on its side Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said File image of Devendra Fadnavis PTI No one can "blackmail" the ruling party ahead of the election Fadnavis told reporters during an interaction on Wednesday He said the NDA at present had 54 percent of the total votes in its favour and suggested more parties were "ready to cooperate" with the BJP taking the tally of votes to 65 percent However the chief minister did not name the parties The electoral college for the presidential polls is 1104546 votes Fadnavis made the remarks when asked about the Shiv Sena the BJP’s ally in the Centre and in the state government insisting on fielding RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as the NDA’s nominee for the election Bhagwat himself has rejected the proposal "The UPA had only 37 percent votes when Pranab Mukherjee became president whereas we already have more than 50 percent votes with us So there is no problem (for the NDA) and nobody can blackmail us" Fadnavis said without naming the Shiv Sena or any party In the previous presidential poll held in 2012 Mukherjee had secured 713763 votes as against 315987 polled by his rival P A Sangma President Pranab Mukherjee completes his five-year tenure on July 25 Fedorchak said the program could be in place by mid- to late 2015 if approved.being registered these days — a significant improvement over the last few years — the state’s overall safety mechanisms for children are far from being in place. and those operating with 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