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     President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win enjoy
     Myanmar Traditional Cultural Maha Thingyan Festival
           NAY PYI TAW, 14 April—President of the Republic of
   the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin
   Win (on Maha Thingyan Akyat Day) this morning enjoyed
   Myanmar Traditional Cultural Maha Thingyan Festival for
   1373 ME on the lawns of the Presidential Palace.
           On arrival at the Maha Thingyan water throwing
   pandal on the lawns of the Presidential Palace at 9.15 am, the
   President and wife were garlanded by Union Minister at the
   President Office U Thein Nyunt and staff families of the
   President Office in line with the fine Myanmar traditions.
           Next, the President and wife cordially greeted film
   artistes and vocalists.
           Together with Vice-Presidents Thiha Thura U Tin
   Aung Myint Oo and wife Daw Khin Saw Hnin, and Dr Sai
   Mauk Kham and wife Daw Nan Shwe Hmon, Chief Justice of
   the Union U Tun Tun Oo, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of
   Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) General Soe
   Win, Deputy Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw U Mya Nyein,
   Union ministers, the Attorney-General of the Union, deputy
   ministers and families, President U Thein Sein and wife Daw
   Khin Khin Win enjoyed singing and dancing entertainments.
           At the water throwing pandal, choral dancers of Fine
   Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture and the Camp
   Commandant’s Office of the Ministry of Defence, vocalists
   and renowned film stars presented Thingyan songs and
   dances to the accompaniment of the Myanma Athan modern
   music band.
           After that, the President and wife together with the
   vice-presidents, members and families joyfully participated
   in water throwing festival of Myanmar Traditional Cultural       President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein pours Thingyan water on
   Maha Thingyan.                                                    attendees at Myanmar Traditional Cultural Maha Thingyan Festival on the lawns of the
                            (See page 8)                                                             Presidential Palace.—MNA
                                                                                                                                            Real Madrid’s Cristiano
                                                                                                                                         Ronaldo (R), seen here during
                                                                                                                                         their Spanish La Liga match
                                                                                                                                          against Atletico Madrid on
                                                                                                                                            11 April. He scored his
                                                                                                                                            seventh hat-trick of the
                                                                                                                                                    season. PAGE 14

                                                                                                                 Eric Morel has adopted a
                                                                                                                   now or never attitude in
                                                                                                                 his bid to become a world
                                                                                                                 champion for the first time
                                                                                                                  in more than eight years.
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                                                                                                                                          Brittany Spears appears back
                                                                                                                                          stage at the 2011 MTV Video
                                                                                                                                           Music Awards at the Nokia
                                                                                                                                            Theatre in Los Angeles on
                                                                                                                                                 28 August 2011.

                                                                                                                  Singer and actress
                                                                                                                  Jennifer Lopez and
                                                                                                                  her husband, singer
     Choral troupes, singers and film stars entertaining audience with Thingyan songs on the lawns of               Marc Anthony.
                                       the Presidential Palace.—MNA                                                        PAGE 13                         PAGE 13

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                                                                                                                                                                 Union Minister for
         PERSPECTIVES                                                                                                                                              Foreign Affairs
                  Sunday, 15 April, 2012                                                                                                                          U Wunna Maung
                                                                                                                                                                 Lwin and wife and
       Towards a new great year                                                                                                                                  Dean of Diplomatic
           Thingyan, Myanmar Traditional New                                                                                                                     Corps Singaporean
    Year Festival, reaches its tail end. The last year                                                                                                              Ambassador
    went by in flash and a new year begins. The
                                                                                                                                                                Mr Robert Chua and
    preceding year was a momentous one which
    witnessed plenty of noticeable changes in various                                                                                                            wife and diplomats
    fields.                                                                                                                                                      happily take part in
           During the previous year, the elected                                                                                                                 Golden Guest Hotel
    civillian government instituted a series of                                                                                                                 and Shwe Than Lwin
    dramatic reforms and won domestic support
                                                                                                                                                                  Company's Maha
    and international recognition which was made
    tangible by a number of high-profile visits from                                                                                                             Thingyan Festival.
    the western countries once hostile to Myanmar.                                                                                                               (News on page 16)
    The government, marking its first anniversary                                                                                                                         MNA
    of taking office, presented the people the free
    and fair by-elections as a gift. Some sanctions
    against her were lifted with some to be ended
                                                                      Union A & I Minister visits Palethwe hybrid
           MPs debated public affairs and passed
    new legislations in three parliamentary sessions,
                                                                                  paddy plantations
    thoroughly acting as a check and balance on                        N AY P YI T AW , 14      Council Area, 45-day            Township.                       Township.
    the cabinet.                                                 April—Union Minister for       thriving Palethwe paddy                After that, he also             Afterwards, the
           Peace talks with national race armed                  Agriculture and Irrigation U   plantation (50 acres) in        visited thriving paddy          Union Minister called for
    groups during the last year were said to be                  Myint Hlaing yesterday         Chaing               village,   plantation in Alyinlo village   conducting research in all
    successful, entering into agreements at each                 morning visited Palethwe       Dekkhinathiri Township          in Pyinmana Township and        aspects, ensuring from-lab-
    level.                                                       hybrid paddy plantation        and China-Myanmar hybrid        17-day Palethwe hybrid          to-farm by experts after
           Signs indicated Myanmar’s economy                     and six-acre quality paddy     paddy seed production at        paddy at model agricultural     reviewing research findings
    would soon boom, inviting more foreign direct                plantation in Taegyigon        agricultural mechanized         mechanized farming (200         and choosing most suitable
    investment. Lawmakers are also working to                    village in Zabuthiri           farming (100 acres) in Kyarku   acres) in Yanaungmyin           strains for the region.
    pass new legislations to lure more foreign                   Township in Nay Pyi Taw        village in Dekkhinathiri        village in Dekkhinathiri                                MNA
    investors. Fixed for decades, foreign currency
    became float in Myanmar as well.
           Various restrictions on taxation, media
                                                                   Yangon Region Chief Minister inspects Pyidawtha
    and many other sectors were relaxed. Myanmar
    has had more and more transparency since the
                                                                               rural housing project
    previous year, boosting chances for realization
    of “good governance and clean government”.
           To look back on the very recent year, it
    was a banner year. As we take a step towards a
    new year, we have to review our wish lists for the
    past year—how many yeses we could tip—and
    renew new ones, leaving out the things what we
    learned from the past year went against us.
           We, the editorial board of the New Light
    of Myanmar, wish you all our subscribers and
    the people of the Republic of the Union of
    Myanmar could tick yeses to each and every
    line on their wish lists for the coming year.

     Taninthayi Region Myanma
     Traditional Maha Thingyan
                                                                 Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe inspects road section of Kungyangon-Tawkayan-West
    Festival Central Pandal opens                                                                    Bodin road.—MNA
          N AY P YI T AW , 14     pandal. The Region Chief              YANGON, 14 April—       monastery          Sayadaw      project in Pyidawtha village    Shwetaung Development Co
   April—Opening             of   Minister and party also        Yangon Region Chief            Bhaddanta Çandanasiri and       of Khalauktaya village-tract    Ltd reported on construction
   Taninthayi Region Myanma       attended openings of           Minister U Myint Swe,          offered alms to the Sayadaw.    and heard reports submitted     of Kungyangon-Dalla-
   Traditional Maha Thingyan      Myanma Traditional Maha        accompanied by Region                 The region chief         by officials. The Region        Thakhut-Lekkhokkon Road.
   Festival Central Pandal, was   Thingyan pandals in            Hluttaw Speaker U Sein Tin     minister also inspected         chief minister gave                    The project is being
   held, in the front of Dawei    Thayetchaung Township,         Win and Region ministers,      progress in construction of     necessary instructions and      implemented with the help
   Town Hall on 12 April.         Dawei District and in Dawei    met local people and           Kungyangon-Tawkayan-            then inspected the project.     of UNHABITAT, ADRA
   Region Chief Minister U        Station. The following day,    coordinated access to          West Bodin road.                       Region Minister for      Myanmar and System
   Myat Ko extended the           the Region Chief Minister      potable water and extended            He also attended         Electric and Industry U Nyan    Engineering Co Ltd.
   greetings. Region Social       and the region ministers       construction of new school     briefing for rural housing      Tun Oo and U Win Swe of                                MNA
   Affairs Minister U Win Swe     enjoyed the performance of     building at Basic Education
   and Region Development         choral dancers at pandals of   High School (Branch) in
   Affairs Minister U Aung        Myanma Traditional Maha        Thaminchan village in
                                                                                                  Insein Township observes World TB Day 2012
   Kyaw Kyaw Oo cut the           Thingyan Central Pandal in     Kawhmu township this               YANGON, 14 April—In line with the motto Region on 28 March morning.
   ribbon to open the pandal.     Dawei, and at Ministry of      morning.                       “Stop TB, In My Life Time”, the World TB Day    Deputy Commissioner of Yangon North
   After that, they throw the     Home Affairs and Ministry             The region chief        2012 was observed at Ayeyawady Hall of District General Administration Department
   scented water on and choral    of Finance and Revenue         minister paid homage to        Basic Education High School No 1 in Insein made an opening address on the occasion.
   dances were performed at the   Pandals.—MNA                   Thaminchan         Village     Township of Yangon North District in Yangon                                Kyemon

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                                                                                                               China, Russia, India look to positive roles
                                                                                                                         abroad at meeting
                                                                                                               MOSCOW,14 April— The         third party, Yang said.            Council, were responsible for
                                                                                                         foreign ministers of China,             China        advocated        safeguarding peace, deve-
                                                                                                         Russia and India agreed to         pragmatic cooperation and          lopment and stability in the
                                                                                                         play constructive roles in         political dialogue in an equal,    world, the three said.
                                                                                                         international and regional         mutually beneficial way, in a           Meanwhile, they also
                                                                                                         affairs, during their 11th         bid to promote the trilateral      agreed to enhance their
                                                                                                         trilateral talks here Friday.      and multilateral cooperation       cooperation in the UN, the
                                                                                                         Chinese Foreign Minister           among the emerging                 G20 group, BRICS and other
                                                                                                         Yang Jiechi said the               countries, he said. During the     multilateral mechanisms, in
                                                                                                         cooperative mechanism of           meeting, the three countries       order to facilitate regional
                                                                                                         China, Russia and India had        agreed the world was               prosperity and stability and
                                                                                                         strong vitality.                   undergoing complicated and         global economic recovery and
                                                                                                               The mechanism served         profound changes and               development.
                                                                                                         as an important platform for       becoming irreversibly multi-            The countries would
                                                                                                         the emerging countries to          polar, with emerging and           also promote multilateralism,
                                                                                                         seek peace, cooperation and        developing countries playing       democratization of inter-
                                                                                                         development and demon-             bigger roles than ever before.     national relations and
    Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and                     strated their will to promote      China, Russia and India, all       peaceful and common
    India’s Foreign Minister S M Krishna (From L to R) attend a joint Press conference                   mutually beneficial coope-         emerging countries and             prosperity in the world, they
            after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on 13 April, 2012. —XINHUA                            ration that did not target any     members of the UN Security         said.—Xinhua

     First Confucius Institute in N Ireland opens                                                         Chinese State Councilor
                                                                                                            Liu Yandong (3rd R),
                                                                                                                                               Tornado hits Oklahoma,
                      its doors                                                                           Northern Ireland’s First
                                                                                                          Minister Peter Robinson
                                                                                                                                              more expected this weekend
         BELFAST, 14 April — A       mechanism would help the          international vision, she said.    (3rd L) and Deputy First                CHICAGO, 14 April —          Oklahoma Department of
   new chapter in China-             two countries further             She hoped Chinese and                   Minister Martin              Forecasters are warning of a       Emergency Management An
   Northern Ireland ties has been    understand and learn from         British universities would            McGuinness (2nd L)             major tornado outbreak in          operator at the University of
   opened with the launching of      each other, and deepen            deepen cooperation in the          jointly unveil the plaque         Kansas and Oklahoma this           Oklahoma said people had
   Northern Ireland’s first          friendship between the two        exchange of teachers and                                             weekend, and Oklahoma got          been warned to get to a
                                                                                                              for the Confucius
   Confucius Institute on Friday.    peoples. Along with mutual        students,      establishing                                          a first taste of it on Friday as   basement or low floor. “I was
                                                                                                          Institute at the University
   The Confucius Institute at the    political trust and economic      research and development                                             a twister touched down near        watching this tornado on TV,
                                                                                                            of Ulster in Northern
   University of Ulster (CIUU)       and trade cooperation, the        platforms, and sharing                                               the National Weather Service       which was neat until I realized
   opened its doors Friday with      high-level people-to-people       teaching ideas and other            Ireland, Britain, on 13
                                                                                                                                            office in Norman. A tornado        it was right here in Norman,”
   an opening ceremony in            exchange mechanism forms          resources.— Xinhua                   April , 2012.—XINHUA            was seen near the University       said the operator, who did not
   Jordanstown, near Belfast.        one of the three pillars of the                                                                        of Oklahoma campus in              give a name.
   China’s State Councilor Liu       China-Britain relationship,                                                                            Norman just after 4 pm local             Atmospheric conditions
   Yandong, Northern Ireland’s       she said. Speaking to teachers                                                                         time - the same town that holds    for the weekend will be similar
   First Minister Peter Robinson,    and students of the                                                                                    the National Storm Prediction      to those that caused severe
   Deputy First Minister Martin      University of Ulster, Liu said                                                                         Centre, according to a Twitter     storms in parts of the Midwest
   McGuinness and Vice               educational exchange plays                                                                             post from Rick Smith, a            and Southeast in early March
   Chancellor of the University      an important role in people-                                                                           National Weather Service           that killed more than 50 people,
   of Ulster Richard Barnett         to-people exchanges.                                                                                   meteorologist.                     said Steve Weiss, science
   attended the ceremony.                 China has made                                                                                          The Norman tornado           support branch chief for the
         Liu said the high-level     opening-up and cooperation                                                                             ripped roofs from buildings,       National Storm Prediction
   people-to-people exchange         parts of its national education                                                                        downed power lines and             Center. “We see potentially
   mechanism between China           plan, and is ready to work                                                                             uprooted trees across              some ... very damaging
   and Britain is the first of its   with high-level foreign                                                                                Norman, a town of 110,000          tornadoes,” Weiss said.
   kind between China and a          universities to cultivate                                                                              people 20 miles south of           Oklahoma is already having
   European Union country. The       talents who have an                                                                                    Oklahoma City, television          severe weather Friday, and a
                                                                                                                                            images showed. City Hall was       twister was also reported in
      Slogan of                              Powers seek to ease nuclear deadlock                                                           among the structures               Copperton in the state’s
                                                                                                                                            damaged, said Keli Cain, a         southwest corner.
       London                                             with Iran                                                                         spokeswoman for the                                       Reuters

      Olympic                              ISTANBUL, 14 April — Iran and world         start a process rather than to force a quick fix,”
                                     powers have a rare chance on Saturday to halt     said analyst Michael Adler at the Woodrow
     Games to be                     a downward diplomatic spiral over Teheran’s       Wilson International Centre for Scholars. Iran
                                     nuclear programme and ease fears of a new         must show in Istanbul that it is willing to enter
     announced                       Middle East war when they resume stalled          “serious engagement,” one senior diplomat
                                     talks, but diplomats warn against expecting       said, suggesting Saturday’s discussions were
      next week                      quick results. The negotiations in Istanbul,      unlikely to go into detailed issues. “My tip is
                                     the first between Iran and the six powers in 15   to set your sights low,” the diplomat said. “It
        LONDON, 14 April — The       months, are unlikely to yield any major           is not part of our game plan for tomorrow to lay
   long-awaited slogan of the        breakthrough but Western diplomats hope at        out a long list of specific demands and
   London Olympics will be           last to see readiness from Teheran to start       conditions. They know what we think about                A lightning strike is seen near the water tower of
   announced next week when          discuss issues of substance.                      all these things.”—Reuters                             Benkelman, Nebraska on 12 April, 2012. — INTERNET
   it’s 100 days to go until the           That, they say, would mark a big change
   opening of the Games,             in Iran’s attitude from the last meeting when       Mexican drug cartel leader sent to prison in Colorado
   LOCOG said here on Friday.        it refused even to talk about its nuclear              DENVER, 14 April — The leader of a Mexican drug cartel was sentenced on Friday to more than 22 years
        A source from the            programme and could be enough for                 in prison by a federal judge in Colorado, who said the kingpin’s criminal enterprise sold $1 billion worth of
   LOCOG told Xinhua, “I can         scheduling a second round of talks next month,    cocaine in eight US states. Oscar Arriola, 43, was “a clear and present danger to this country and its citizens,”
   confirm to you that the slogan    perhaps in Baghdad. Such an outcome could,        US District Judge Robert Blackburn said.
   will be announced at a press      at least for the time being, dampen persistent         The cartel distributed cocaine in 2002 and 2003 in New York, Illinois, Georgia and five other states from
   conference next week.”            speculation that Israel might launch military     a storage centre at a Colorado ranch, before an anonymous tip led to an investigation, the US Drug Enforcement
        She refused to disclose      strikes on Iranian nuclear sites to prevent its   Administration said. Arriola and his brother, Miguel, were among 29 people indicted in 2003 in federal court
   the reason why LOCOG              enemy from obtaining atomic arms. Both sides      in Denver. Oscar Arriola was arrested in Mexico in 2006 and extradited to the United States in 2010. In 2010,
   reveals the slogan so late.       say they are ready at the meeting, which is due   Miguel Arriola was sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking charges involving the Arriola cartel’s
   The slogan of the 2008 Beijing    to start at around 10 am (0700 GMT), to work      smuggling of tons of cocaine from Mexico to the United States.
   Olympics — ‘One world, One        towards resolving the deepening dispute over           Oscar Arriola pleaded guilty last year to drug trafficking and money laundering crimes. He was one of the
   dream’, was unveiled in June      the nuclear programme which Iran says has         top 35 drug traffickers in the world in 2002, Drug Enforcement agent and lead investigator Paul Roach said.
   2005, over three years before     purely peaceful purposes.                         A prison term of 22 1/2 years was justified, the judge said, because help Arriola provided to authorities while
   the opening of the Games.               “For their own reasons, each side wants     in US custody was “more than offset by the lives ruined.”Arriola apologized to the judge for the harm his cartel
                         Xinhua      to give diplomacy a chance at this point, to      inflicted on US residents.— Reuters

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       Experts sleuth out what
       killed Puget Sound orca                                                                                                                    What would happen If you
        SEATTLE, 14 April—Two months after a 3-year-old
   endangered orca washed ashore bloodied and bruised in                                                                                           fell into a Black Hole?
   Washington state the cause of her death remains a mystery.                                                                                        WASHINGTON, 14 April — Black holes are without question
   Marine experts believe the female killer whale, known as L-112,                                                                             some of the strangest places in the universe. So massive that
   died of massive blunt force trauma, but they’re still examining                                                                             they hideously deform space and time, so dense that their
   evidence and waiting for tests of tissue samples to determine                                                                               centres are called “points at infinity,” and pitch- black because
   what caused that trauma. Some orca experts, however, suspect                                                                                not even light can escape them, it isn’t surprising that so many
   the injuries are linked to an underwater explosion or military                                                                              people wonder what it would be like to visit one. It’s not exactly
   training activity at sea.                                               In this 11 Feb, 2012 file photo provided by the Seaside             a restive vacation spot, as it turns out. If you were to take a step
        Law enforcement officers with the National Oceanic and             Aquarium, a team works on a dead killer whale after it              into a black hole, your body would most closely resemble
   Atmospheric Administration last week began looking into the               washed ashore near Long Beach, Wash.—INTERNET                     “toothpaste being extruded out of the tube,” said Charles Liu,
   orca’s death and are seeking information from the US Navy                                                                                   an astrophysicist who works at the American Museum of
   and other sources about their activities as part of its                of three groups of federally-protected killer whales that frequent   Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium.
   investigation, said NOAA spokesman Brian Gorman. “So far,              Puget Sound, whose population now stands at 86.                            Liu said that when an object crosses a black hole’s “event
   there haven’t been any red flags,” he said. The Navy says it           Conservations groups say her death represents a major                horizon” — its outer boundary, or point of no return — the same
   wasn’t conducting activity off the coast in the weeks before           reproductive loss for the marine mammals and, combined with          physics that causes Earth’s ocean tides begins to take effect.
   11 Feb, when the orca’s 12-foot long carcass was discovered            recent naval sonar use in the region by the US and Canada,           Gravity’s strength decreases with distance, so the moon pulls
   on Long Beach on Washington’s southern coast.                          underscores the need for stricter protections for the marine         on the side of the Earth closer to it a bit more vigorously than
        The young female orca was a member of the “L’’ pod, one           mammals.—Internet                                                    the side farther from it, and as a result, Earth elongates ever so
                                                                                                                                               slightly in the direction of the moon. The land is sturdy, so it
                                                                               ‘Living fossil’ fish is even                                    doesn’t move much, but the water on Earth’s surface is fluid,
                                                                                                                                               so it flows along the elongated axis.—Internet
                                                                                  older than thought
                                                                                NEW YORK , 14 April — The coelacanth, a “living fossil” fish
                                                                          that predates the dinosaurs, is some 17 million years older than
                                                                          previously thought, scientists have found. The earliest known
                                                                          skull of a coelacanth, unearthed in Yunnan, China dates the fish
                                                                          in its current shape to about 400 million years ago, according
                                                                          to research by the Chinese Academy of Sciences published on
                                                                          Tuesday in Nature Communications.
                                                                                Coelacanths peaked in abundance about 240 million years
                                                                          ago. They were thought to have died out around 65 million years
                                                                          ago until one was caught off South Africa in 1938. Closely             Georgia Aquarium’s resident pregnant beluga whale
                                                                          related to the lungfish, coelacanths usually live at depths of         Maris swims in the aquarium’s tank in Atlanta on 11
    The coelacanth, a “living fossil” fish that predates the              between 200 and 1,000 metres (650 and 3,250 feet). Greyish-          April, 2012. Maris, is expected to give birth by June. She
   dinosaurs, is some 17 million years older than previously              brown with spots, they can grow up to two metres (6.5 feet) in        the first mammal to conceive at the downtown Atlanta
          thought, scientists have found.— INTERNET                       length and weigh as much as 91 kilos (200 pounds).— Internet               attraction since it opened in 2005.— INTERNET

             Scientist beams up a real “Star Trek”                                                                Samsung to showcase flagship OLED HDTV
                           tricorder                                                                                           at IFA in August
                                                                          measurements of distance,               S EOUL , 14 April —          scarce. Both television sets       the latter part of 2012. Using a
         LOS ANGELES, 14 April —       recording, have been a part of
                                                                          location, or motion.              Samsung confirmed on Friday        will reportedly support the        single account login, the
   Starships, warp speed,              “Star Trek” ever since. But if
                                                                          Fascinating, as Spock might       that its 55-inch OLED HDTV         newest iteration of Samsung        feature will allow users to
   transporters, phasers. Think        Jansen, a self-confessed
                                                                          say. Jansen thinks of his         will be shown at Berlin’s IFA      AllShare, which will add a 5GB     remotely access any of their
   “Star Trek” technology is only      “addicted maker” of things, is
                                                                          tricorder as a “general tool” —   trade show in late August,         cloud account to its local         Samsung devices located
   the stuff of fiction? Think         successful at developing,
                                                                          a kind of “Swiss Army Knife”      according to a report from         DLNA-based service, along          anywhere in the world.
   again. Dr Peter Jansen, a PhD       testing and bringing his
                                                                          — with practical uses in          SlashGear. At the event, the       with a remote login system, in                            Internet
   graduate of the Cognitive           instrument into the public, the
                                       tricorder may not be just the      building inspection, for          manufacturer will announce
   Science Laboratory at
                                       stuff of “Star Trek” prop rooms.   instance, where it might help     the TV’s official launch details
   McMaster University in
                                       It may be used for real.           taking temperature and            alongside a new, premium
   Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,
                                             Jansen said his tricorder    humidity readings or be a         range of HDTVs. Samsung
   has developed a scientific
                                       can take atmospheric               distance sensor to measure        describes the new televisions
   measurement device based on
                                       measurements, or ambient           rooms. It resembles the device    as even “more premium” than
   the tricorders used by Captain
                                       temperature, pressure or           carried by countless “Away        its OLED models, although
   Kirk, Spock, Dr McCoy and
                                       humidity. It can take              Team” members in “Star Trek       that may be in terms of
   other space adventurers on
                                       electromagnetic measure-           - The Next Generation” - his      functionality rather than
   the classic TV series that has
                                       ments to test magnetic fields,     favorite of the “Star Trek”       design or display technology.
   spawned numerous spin-offs
                                       and it can make spatial            shows, he notes.— Reuters               Samsung unveiled its
   in more than 45 years. “Star
                                                                                                            OLED TV at the Consumer
   Trek inspired me to be a
                                                                                                            Electronics Show in January,        Samsung to showcase flagship OLED HDTV at IFA in
   scientist” said Jansen, who
                                                                                                            however details remain                             August.— INTERNET
   has been formally working on
   his tricorder prototypes since
   2007, but toying with the idea                                                                           These contact lenses give you superhuman vision
   of making a functioning device                                                                                WASHINGTON, 14 April —        goes through the retina            lenses, the company also
   since he was “a kid in high                                                                              Contact lens wearers can get       display, while the background      makes glasses with projection
   school.”                                                                                                 a new perspective on their         image is still visible.And,        images in the lenses, which it
         The 29-year-old Jansen’s                                                                           environment with the latest        while most of the world is         showed off at CES 2012. With
   school days spanned the late                                                                             vision technology — contact        fascinated with Google             this technology, the company
   1990s when “Star Trek:                                                                                   lenses that let the wearer focus   Glasses, the Pentagon is           said, glasses and lens wearers
   Voyager” was on the air. It          A scientific measurement device developed by Dr Peter               on two fields of view at once.     focused on getting a supply        could view content from their
   featured his favourite tricorder,       Jansen, a PhD graduate of the Cognitive Science                  Wearers can keep an eye on a       of these contacts, called          mobile devices while still
   a model with screens on top             Laboratory at McMaster University in Hamilton,                   projected image while their        iOptik. It recently ordered a      looking at the scenery around
   and bottom. The first tricorder         Ontario, Canada, based on the tricorders used by                 surrounding scenery can also       supply from Innovega, the          them.
   appeared on the original                Captain Kirk, Spock, Dr McCoy and other space                    be looked at — resulting in        company that makes them.                  The technology will be
   show’s initial episode in 1966,       adventurers on the classic TV series that has spawned              superhuman vision.                 The Pentagon will reportedly       available to the public in
   when Capt. Kirk swaggered            numerous spin-offs in more than 45 year, is pictured in                  The human eye on its          use the technology to              2014.Futurist tech has been
   toward audiences with his            this undated publicity photograph provided to Reuters               own can only focus on one          develop display screens akin       used to address a number of
   phaser weapon holstered to                        on 13 April, 2012.— INTERNET                           distance at a time. The contact    to what Arnold Schwarzene-         health concerns, as well as
   his side but a tricorder in his                                                                          lenses, however, will let two      gger’s character wore in the       expand on the human body’s
   hand. The hand-held devices                                                                              images be viewed at the same       movie Terminator.                  natural capabilities.
   for data sensing, analysis and                                                                           time. The projected image               In addition to contact                              Internet

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   Nicotine patch may help prevent smoking relapses
         NEW YORK, 14 April —            said. His team’s study,            smoking-related diseases each
   Nicotine patches may help             published in the journal           year. Cigarette smoke contains
   smokers recover from any              Addiction, suggests that           thousands of chemicals,
   initial setbacks in their attempt     along with helping people stop     including tar, carbon mono-
   to kick the habit, a new US           smoking in the first place,        xide, formaldehyde and toxins
   study suggests. “The clear            nicotine patches could also        known to cause cancer.
   implication is that you               boost their chances of recover-         Nicotine patches, usually
   shouldn’t give up, you should         ing from occasional lapses         applied on the arm, reduce
   stay on the treatment with            while trying to quit. Experts      withdrawal symptoms such as
   patch,” said Saul Shiffman, one       say most people trying to break    headache and nausea in those
   of the study’s authors from           the habit manage to do so at       who give up smoking. They                                                                                A man holds a cigarette.
   the University of Pittsburgh.         first, but are unable to sustain   supply lower doses of nicotine                                                                                 INTERNET
   People who “lapse,” or give in        their quit attempt over the long   than found in most cigarettes
   to nicotine cravings when             run. “Patch can help overcome      — without all the other extra
   trying to quit, are at high risk of   these lapses. We’re ignoring       chemicals. Other nicotine          Turmeric extract may protect heart after surgery
   giving up and returning to            what could be a very important     replacement therapies (NRTs)            NEW YORK, 14 April— A        patients rush out to get the       surgery at their hospital
   smoking. But contrary to com-         benefit of treatment,” Shiffman    include over-the-counter gum       new study from Thailand           extracts, researchers said.        between 2009 and 2011. Half of
   mon perception, they haven’t          told Reuters Health.               and lozenges, prescription         suggests that extracts from       “It’s very, very encouraging,”     those patients were given one-
   failed at quitting and may get        According to the American          nasal sprays and inhalers and      turmeric spice, known for their   said Bharat Aggarwal, who          gram curcumin capsules to take
   over initial lapses by continu-       Lung Association, more than        non-nicotine prescription          antioxidant and anti-             studies the use of curcumins       four times a day, starting three
   ing to use the patch, Shiffman        443,000 Americans die from         drugs.— Reuters                    inflammatory properties, may      in cancer therapy at the MD        days before their surgery and
                                                                                                               help ward off heart attacks in    Anderson Cancer Centre in          continuing for five days
   Argentina’s “Miracle Baby” takes turn for the worse                                                         people who’ve had recent          Houston, Texas. Aggarwal,          afterward. The other half took
         BUENOS AIRES, 14 April          wooden coffin inside the           an extremely premature baby,       bypass surgery. During            who wasn’t involved in the         the same number of drug-free
   — A baby declared stillborn           refrigerated morgue to see her     13 days old and weighing 708       bypass surgery the heart          new study, said research has       placebo capsules. Neither
   and then later found alive by         one last time, they found the      grams (1 pound, 5 ounces).         muscle can be damaged from        suggested inflammation             study participants nor their
   her parents at a morgue in            baby not only breathing but        She’s in a critical state, quite   prolonged lack of blood flow,     plays an important role in the     doctors knew which heart
   Argentina was in critical             yawning and stretching her         a bit worse than yesterday         increasing patients’ risk of      development of a range of          patients were getting which
   condition on Friday after             arms.                              and at risk of dying,” said        heart attack. The new findings    diseases, including heart          pills, and surgeons decided
   taking a turn for the worse                The couple named her          Diana Vesco, the head of           suggest that curcumins —          disease—and curcumins              on their own what technique
   overnight, a hospital official        Luz Milagros - her middle          infant care at the Perrando        the yellow pigment in turmeric    could have an effect on those      they would use for each
   said. Doctors told Analia             name meaning miracles in           Hospital, where the baby was       — may be able to ease those       pathways. But this is the first    bypass procedure. The
   Bouter that her baby was              Spanish - because of her           born.                              risks when added to tradi-        rigorous, controlled study to      researchers found that during
   stillborn when she gave birth         unlikely start to life. But the         “Yesterday she had an         tional drug treatment.            support that idea. Researchers     their post-bypass hospital
   in Argentina’s northern               newborn gave her parents           episode with a hemorrhage in            But that conclusion is       led by Dr Wanwarang Wong-          stay, 13 percent of patients
   Chaco Province at the start of        another scare late on              the lungs, which required us       based on a relatively small       charoen from Chiang Mai            who’d been taking curcumins
   the month. But 12 hours after         Thursday when she stopped          to increase artificial respira-    group of subjects and needs       University studied 121             had a heart attack, compared
   her birth, when Bouter and            breathing and had to be            tion. Her heart and breathing      to be confirmed in larger         consecutive patients who had       to 30 percent in the placebo
   her husband pried open the            revived by doctors. “She’s         stopped.—Reuters                   studies before all bypass         non-emergency bypass               group.—Internet
      Traders work on the
     floor of the New York
                                                 Wall Street ends worst two weeks since
    Stock Exchange, on 11
    April, 2012. — INTERNET
                                                                            in China and the rising yields in Europe are creating questions      China announces slight easing
                                                                            about how strong we might expect it to be,” said Brad
                                                                            Sorensen, director of market and sector analysis at Charles              of currency controls
                                                                            Schwab in Denver. “That’s leading to a correction here, with               BEIJING , 14 April —         country’s top economic
                                                                            financials especially taking a hit.” The S&P financial sector        China’s central bank               official, said in March the
                                                                            index <.GSPF> fell 2.5 percent in Friday’s session and lost 2.8      announced Saturday a slight        currency might already have
                                                                            percent for the week. Bank of America Corp dropped 5.3               easing of its controversial        reached an “equilibrium
                                                                            percent to $8.68. Morgan Stanley slumped 5.2 percent to              currency controls. It says it      exchange rate,” suggesting
                                                                            $17.28.                                                              will allow the country’s yuan      more gains would be limited.
                                                                                  The cost of insuring Spanish debt against default hit 500      to rise and fall by a slightly          Wen said the yuan
                                                                            basis points for the first time on fears about the high exposure     wider margin against the dollar    already has gained 30 percent
                                                                            of the country’s banking sector to sovereign debt. Data              in daily trading. The change       in value in real terms since
                                                                            showed that China’s economy expanded 8.1 percent in the              could allow a faster rise for      2005. That increase has failed
                                                                            first quarter, a rate that was slower than expected and the          the yuan, which Washington         to satisfy critics.
                                                                            country’s weakest pace in nearly three years. The Dow Jones          and other trading partners                              Internet
                                                                            industrial average <.DJI> tumbled 136.99 points, or 1.05 percent,    complain is undervalued. But
                                                                            to 12,849.59 at the close. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index           any increase will likely be too
        NEW YORK, 14 April — US stocks closed their worst two-              <.SPX> slid 17.31 points, or 1.25 percent, to 1,370.26. The          small to satisfy many critics
   week slide since November with a selloff on Friday as                    Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dropped 44.22 points, or              and Beijing already has
   disappointing China growth data sparked worries the global               1.45 percent, to 3,011.33.                                           warned that future gains will
   recovery was flagging. Concerns that Europe’s debt crisis                      The S&P 500 is still up 9 percent so far in 2012, but fell 2   be limited.
   was flaring up again added to selling pressure. Sectors taking           percent over the week. The Dow lost 1.6 percent for the week               The central bank said it
   the hardest hit were those most closely linked to growth,                and the Nasdaq dropped 2.2 percent. This week’s losses came          will allow the yuan to fluctuate
   including materials, energy and financials. The S&P 500 is               on top of the slide in the previous week, which was cut short        by up to 1 percent in value
   now down 3.4 percent from this year’s closing high, after                a day for the Good Friday holiday. In that week, the Dow             against the dollar each day
   falling 2.7 percent over the past two weeks.                             dropped 1.1 percent, while the S&P 500 slipped 0.7 percent and       beginning Monday, up from
        “Everyone is looking for global growth, but the slowing             the Nasdaq shed 0.4 percent.— Reuters                                0.5 percent previously. The
                                                                                                                                                 bank took the unusual step of
          Lockheed wins $259 million deal for two more US F-35s                                                                                  issuing a statement in English
        WASHINGTON, 14 April—Lockheed Martin Corp on Friday                 to a late start. It adds one conventional takeoff aircraft to the    as well as in Chinese, clearly
   won a $259 million contract adding two more F-35 fighter jets            21 already planned for the Air Force as part of the fifth            intending it for foreign               A bank clerk counts
   to a fifth batch of jets being purchased by the US military,             production contract, and one carrier variant to the six planned      audiences. The United States       Chinese 100 Yuan notes in
   boosting the size of that order to 32 jets, the Pentagon and             for the Navy. The Marine Corps’ total remains at three for this      and other governments say          Shanghai. China’s central
   Lockheed officials said. Lockheed and the Pentagon are still             order.                                                               an undervalued yuan gives            bank announced on 14
   negotiating the final terms of a fixed-price fifth production                  Lockheed is developing and building three variants of          China’s exporters an unfair        April, 2012, a slight easing
   contract for the new radar-evading supersonic fighter jet, after         the new Joint Strike Fighter for the US military and eight           price advantage, swelling its           of its controversial
   reaching agreement in December on a $4 billion “undefinitized            countries that are helping to fund its development. The              trade surplus and hurting          currency controls. It says it
   contract action” for 30 fighter jets.                                    Pentagon told Congress last month that the projected cost to         foreign competitors at a time        will allow the country’s
        Friday’s deal, announced in the Pentagon’s daily digest             develop, build and operate and maintain 2,447 jets for 55 years      when other governments are          yuan to rise and fall by a
   of major contracts, brings the size of the fifth order in line with      would be $1.51 trillion, up 8.6 percent from the previous            struggling       to      lower        slightly wider margin
   the number funded in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2011 budget. That             estimate.                                                            unemployment. Chinese              against the dollar in daily
   fiscal year ended last September, but the negotiations got off                                                                   Reuters      Premier Wen Jiabao, the                trading. — INTERNET

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         Kaba Aye Pagoda Road crammed full with
             revellers on Thingyan Akyat Day.
                          TIN SOE                 Photos capturing
                                                  scenes on Maha
                                                  Thingyan Akyat                                       Block between Merchant Street and Maha

                                                        Day                                             Bandoola Street filled up with revellers.
                                                                                                                       TIN SOE

                                                    Pandals along Maha Bandoola Street in
                                                  Kyauktada Township packed with revellers on
                                                        Thingyan Akyat Day.—TIN SOE
          Anawrahta Street
        teeming with merry-
             makers on
          Thingyan Akyat
           Day.—TIN SOE

            Yangon City
         Electricity Supply
           Board Pandal
            packed with
                                                                   Choral dancers perform
                                                                  Thingyan dances beside a
                                                                      decorated float.
                                                                          TIN SOE
                                                                                                                               “We” of Child Star
                                                                                                                                decorated float at
                                                                                                                                Yangon Mayor’s
                                                                                                                                     TIN SOE

                                                                                                                                Revellers in
                                                                                                                            Botahtaung Township
                                                                                                                             on Thingyan Akyat
                                                                                                                               Day.—TIN SOE

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                 What we call it Thingyan: The big screen
         “Jaunty tune....drifting in the wind of      must in each work. Among films portraying
    summer’s Tagu”                                    Thingyan, Thingyan Moe (Thingyan Rain) is
         Yes. Thingyan melodies are everywhere.       a blockbuster. No Thingyan movie can equal
    Plenty of lively Thingyan songs offer us a        the success of the award-winning musical till
    wide range of options. Rock or pop or rap?        now. The film revolves around Mandalay
    Any type of Thingyan song is at your              Thingyan and Myoma. It follows a young
    fingertips. And there are also plenty of golden   man who plays keyboard for a band of a float
    oldies still stealing our hearts. They survives   with the love of music inherited from his
    not a year or two, but for decades.               farther, a pianist.
         The catchy songs were once played by              Maung Tin Oo, who is well known for a
    bands of decorated floats in Mandalay             couple of blockbusters and award-winning
    Thingyan. We cannot separate Thingyan             works and succeeded in bringing Myanmar
    and Mandalay as it is the cultural city and the   lifestyles to the silver screen, directed the
    capital of the last monarchy with fragrance of    film. It stars Nay Aung, Khin Than Nu, Zin
    the ancient times still fresh. Also Mandalay      Waing, May Than Nu, Zaw One and Thida
    Thingyan and the decorated floats are             Theint. Thingyan Moe won three Myanmar
    inseparable. As Thingyan festival was             Motion Picture Academy Awards for 1985,
    drawing nearer, traditional rivalry grew again    including the best picture prize.
    among Mandalarians over whose decorated                It tells the romantic love story of a young
    float would be the most beautiful one and         musician and a girl of the-cream-of-the-crop
    which float’s band would win rapturous            family. Despite the clichéd plot, audience               DVD cover of award-winning musical Thingyan Moe.—INTERNET
    applause of audience. Young men’s bands           found themselves sticking to each and every
    composed new songs competitively to lure          scene of the movie. They are attracted by          in the footsteps of Thingyan Moe while some     emulate what actors and actresses say, dress
    attention of the audience. Myoma was then         breathtaking scenes of Mandalay, upbeat            even destroy the essence of the festival.       and behave in movies. And do films again
    a leading float and band. Myoma Nyein is          Thingyan music and stately traditional choral           They show girls running on a beach with    show how these young people do?
    doubtless the top songsmith. Myoma and            dances. The film itself explores neglected         swimming suits and playing water in skintight        Whatsoever, I am still hoping to see a
    its mascot Silver Swan passed into history.       beauties around us, its scores tell how            dresses. They follow boys tailing a girl with   new Thingyan film alike depicting how
    Fortunately, it is still alive and kicking as     brotherly or sisterly love prevails in the         one among them begging for her love. They       Myanmar Traditional Thingyan is lovely
    well.                                             celebrations and the traditional dances            use schoolboy humours. And they call it         and elegant and conveys the pure essence
         There are many books, fiction or non-        portray elegance.                                  Thingyan movie.                                 on the big screen. Even if my wish is not to
    fiction, about Mandalay Thingyan. There                A number of movies showing the                     The filmmakers may possibly argue,         be fulfilled, Thingyan Moe will still make my
    area also many films depicting Mandalay           Myanmar’s significant festival hit the big         “That is what the age is.” Movies have a        Thingyan days in a series of years to come
    Thingyan. Needless to say that Myoma is a         screen these years. Almost all could not follow    strong impact on young watchers who later       complete.

      Kyaukdaga Township Association                                                                                                                                                  TAXATION
           (Yangon) opens office                                                                                                                                                          The
                                                                                                                                                                                   clarification on
                                                                                YANGON, 14 April—                                                                                    taxation was
                                                                           To be able to open the                                                                                  held at Rakhine
                                                                           office of Kyaukdaga                                                                                       State Internal
                                                                           Township Association                                                                                         Revenue
                                                                           (Yangon), an apartment                                                                                  Department on 6
                                                                           worth K 18 million was                                                                                   April. Director
                                                                           donated by Col Tin Shein                                                                                  U Tun Nwe of
                                                                           (Rtd)-Daw Aye Mon
                                                                                                                                                                                    Inspection and
                                                                           Shein and family at 140
                                                                                                                                                                                     Legal Service
                                                                           2A on the first floor on
                                                                                                                                                                                   Branch clarifies
                                                                           Padamya Road in Ward 3
                                                                           of Kamayut Township in
                                                                           Yangon Region on 8
                                                                           April morning.                    Loans disbursed to agriculture and livestock
                                                                                The         opening
                                                                           ceremony of the office
                                                                                                                       breeding entrepreneurs
                                                                           was held at the apartment        M USE , 14 April—            Development and Poverty         (North), the private micro-
                                                                           at 10 am.—Myanma Alin         Organized   by Muse             Alleviation Committee of        credit            institution
                                                                                                         Township       Rural            Muse District in Shan State     development committee of
          Changes of taxation system                                   reformed as of 2012-2013                                                                          Muse Township disbursed
                                                                       fiscal year was held at the          PHYSICALCULTURE                                              loans to the microfinance
          clarified in Sagaing Region                                  hall of Sagaing Region               CONTESTS: Under the                                          institutions of the township
        SAGAING, 14 April—A          related to law, rules,            Internal            Revenue        supervision of Sports and                                      at the city hall in Muse of
    ceremony to clarify matters      regulations and tax rate to be    Department at 2 pm on 4 April.         Physical Education                                         Shan State (North) on 23
                                                                            Sagaing Region Chief            Department under the                                         March afternoon.
                                                                       Minister U Tha Aye delivered           Ministry of Sports,                                             Deputy Commissioner U
              DISTRICT NEWS                                            an address.
                                                                                                          Myanmar Body-building
                                                                                                                                                                         Moe Hein of Muse District
                                                                            Head of Sagaing Region                                                                       General Administration
                                                                                                             and Physical Culture
                                                                       Internal            Revenue                                                                       Department and Head of
      MLF invites donations of                                         Department U Nyi Nyi Htin
                                                                                                          Federation organized the
                                                                                                               concluding of the
                                                                                                                                                                         District Internal Revenue
                                                                       Paw explained tax reform to                                                                       Department U Than Win gave
           cash, books                                                 be undertaken in 2012-2013           summer body-building
                                                                                                             and physical culture
                                                                                                                                                                         introductory speeches.
        Myanmar Libraries Foundation is giving encouragement           fiscal year in detail.                                                                                 The district level
                                                                            A total of 31 Heads of         course on 8 April. Photo                                      officials then presented K 8.5
   to broadening the horizon of the people and developing self-
   reliant libraries across the nation.                                district and township Internal     shows Nay Yi Win Le who                                        million to 35 entrepreneurs
        Those wishing to donate cash and books to the libraries        Revenue Departments in              secured the first prize in                                    who are engaging in
   may contact Myanmar Libraries Foundation at No. 228 on              Sagaing Region attended the           senior Miss Summer                                          agriculture and livestock
   Theinbyu Street in Botahtaung Township, Yangon, Tel: 01-            clarification ceremony.                     Contest.                                              breeding farms in the
   371342, 01-201936 and 01-398756.                                                              IRD               MBPCF                                                 township.—Township IRD

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    President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win present cash awards                            President U Thein Sein’s wife Daw Khin Khin Win dousing those present
                to film stars who performed entertainments.—MNA                                         with water at Maha Thingyan Pandal at Presidential Palace.—MNA

   President U Thein Sein, wife                                                         (from page 1)
                                                                         Later, President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin
                                                                                                                                   Myint Oo and wife Daw Khin Saw Hnin presented cash
                                                                                                                                   awards to the choral dancers and artistes who participated
   Daw Khin Khin Win…                                               Khin Win, and Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung            in performing the entertainments.—MNA

       Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo and wife Daw Khin                                 Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and wife Daw Nan Shwe Hmon
        Saw Hnin present cash awards to choral dance troupes who present                                  dousing those present with water at Maha Thingyan Pandal at
                              entertainments.—MNA                                                                           Presidential Palace.—MNA
                                                                         NAY PYI TAW, 14 April—
      Chin State Chief Minister                                     Whilst Traditional Maha           Mandalay Maha Thingyan continues
    opens new earth roads, hostels                                  Thingyan Festival (Water
        NAY PYI TAW, 14 April — As part of a programme for rural
                                                                    Festival) continued to
                                                                    celebrate around the country
                                                                                                              on a grand scale
   area development, poverty reduction and socio-economic                                           Montloneyepaw (rice balls      and singers in each and       Thingyan music. At night,
                                                                    overwhelmingly, Mandalay
   development in Chin State, an earth road linking Mindat and                                      floating over water) and       every Thingyan Pandal         Mandalay Mayor’s Maha
   Aukchaing was commissioned into service and two hostels in       took part on the occasion on
                                                                                                    Satudisa.                      around moat entertained       Thingyan Pandal hosted
   Aukchaing Village were opened on 8 April.                        a grand scale.
                                                                                                        In    the    evening,      those Thingyan lovers with    Thingyan decorated floats.
        The road was formally opened by Chief Minister of Chin           In    the     morning,
                                                                                                    Thingyan dancers, film stars   modern      music     and                         MNA
   State U Hong Ngai and responsible personnel.                     Mandaly Region Chief
        Afterwards, two hostels constructed with the contribution   Minister U Ye Myint and wife
   of Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry    Daw Myat Ngwe and the
   U Win Tun for Basic Education High School in Aukchaing           region ministers visited
   Village was opened by Chin State Social Affairs Minister Dr Ba   Thingyan water throwing
   Maung and Head of Mindat Township Education Officer              pandals around the moats and
   U Aung Kyaing.                                                   then they participated on the
        At the meeting with local people at the sports ground in    occasion.
   Aukchaing Village, State Chief Minister U Hong Ngai                   U Pein Bridge and
   presented K500,000 to responsible personnel to be spend on       Maezalpintan               of
   regional development tasks.                                      Taungthaman Lake in
        The State Chief Minister also formally opened a road        Amarapura were packed with
   linking Ro, Lonkha and Tiddim on 10 April and presented          Thingyan revelers. People
   K200,000 for regional development and K500,000 for the           who kept Sabbath (keeping
   village of Ro to responsible personnel.                          eight or nine precepts) were
        He held a meeting with departmental officials at Mindat     seen at religous edifices.
   District General Administration Department on 11 April and            Thingyan          water
   inspected No 1 BEHS and staff quarter of Mindat Township         throwing pandals in
   People’s Hospital.                                               Amarapura were full of
        The State Chief Minister formally opened the two hostels    Thingyan goers singing
   donated by Union Minister U Win Tun for BEHS (branch) at         songs and playing dances
   Ranpan Village. He also donated K500,000 for the development     and treated with Myanmar            Padonma Soap Family Thingyan Pandal in Mandalay packed with
   of Ranpan Village to responsible personnel.—MNA                  traditional          snacks:                         Thingyan revellers.—MNA

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             Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister                                                                  NyaungU District Maha Thingyan
               partakes in Maha Thingyan                                                                       Festival Central Pandal opened
       NAY PYI TAW, 14 April— Ayeyawady                   University Thingyan water throwing Padal
   Region Chief Minister U Thein Aung                     yesterday morning.                               NAY PYI TAW, 14 April—Opening of          Township Development Affairs Committee
   together with the Deputy Speaker of                         Afterwards, the Region Chief Minister   NyaungU District Myanma Traditional           Executive Officer U Myo Aung opened the
   Ayeyawady Region Hluttaw, region                       presented prizes to the performers who did   Maha Thingyan Festival Central Pandal, took   pandal.
   ministers, region advocate-general, region             their best in entertaining at Public Works   place at pandal on 12 April.                      After that, music troupe and choral
   auditor-general, secretary of the region               Pandal and Myanma Electric Power Supply          NyaungU          District     Deputy      dancers entertained with Mantaungyeikkho
   government and officials concerned enjoyed             Enterprise Thingyan Pandal in Ayeyawady      Commissioner U Tun Tun Win, Township          song.
   entertainment of performers at Pathein                 Region.—MNA                                  Administrator U Thura Tun Lin and                                                 MNA

     Diplomats of foreign
      embassies enjoying
         performance of
        choral dances of
         artistes at Hotel
         Golden Land in
     Myanmar Traditional
        Maha Thingyan
       Festival 1373 ME.
      (News on page 16).

   Kandawgyi ringroad being packed with revellers
     on Akyat Day of Myanma Traditional Maha                                Thingyan festive spirits influence Maha Thingyan Akyat Day
        Thingyan Festival for 1373 ME.—MNA
                                                                                                                                          YANGON, 14 April— Thingyan fan-seekers are still
                                                                                                                                     partaking today, the Akyat Day of 1373 ME Myanma
                                                                                                                                     Traditional Cultural Thingyan Festival.
                                                                                                                                          Yangon Mayor’s Maha Thingyan Pandal offered
                                                                                                                                     entertainments of choral dance troupes in the morning and
                                                                                                                                     afternoon, and at night, Anupyinnya Lwinpyin Anyeint
                                                                                                                                     performed entertainment to those present who were active
                                                                                                                                     with their partaking in the festival, including diplomats in
                                                                                                                                     foreign missions in Yangon.
                                                                                                                                          In Ahlon Township, Ministry of Electric Power No 2
                                                                                                                                     and Yangon City Electricity Supply Board performed the
                                                                                                                                     entertainment to the audiences at their pandals. Film stars
                                                                                                                                     and vocalists participated in the entertainments.
                                                                                                                                          Similarly, Thingyan Pandals of Air Bagan, Alpine and
                                                                                                                                     Channel V on Pyay Road near Inya Lake bund in Yangon
                                                                                                                                     Region were full of Thingyan enthusiasts to whom
                                                                                                                                     entertainments of pop stars, film stars and choral dance
                                                                                                                                     troupes performed.
                                                                                                                                          Likewise, city dwellers enjoyed Maha Thingyan
                                                                                                                                     Festival at water throwing pandals in respective townships.
                                                                                                                                     Merry-makers took relaxation at Yangon Zoological
                                                                                                                                     Gardens and various parks. In addition, people kept Sabbath
                                                                                                                                     and practised meditation at religious edifices.—MNA

       Sabagyi Library put into
     service in Momauk Township
        MOMAUK, 14 April—With the aim of broadening horizon
   of the local people and developing human resources, a
   ceremony to open Sabagyi Library was held in conjunction
   with the publications and cash donation at the pavilion near
   the library in Myohaung Village of Momauk Township of
   Bhamo District in Kachin State on 28 March.
        The library was built at a cost of K 1 million contributed by
   the State and K 2,194,400 by the rural people. At the ceremony,
   Township Administrator U Nyan Hlaing made a speech. Head
   of Township Information and Public Relations Department
   Daw Lun Nan Htwe explained the purpose of opening the
   library and important role for durability of the facility. After that,
   departmental personnel, members of social organizations and
   wellwishers donated books and furniture to the library through
   officials. Chairman of the library committee U San Haung spoke
   words of thanks.Later, Township Administrator U Nyan Hlaing,
   Head of Township Information and Public Relations Department
   Daw Nun Nan Htwe, Minkyan Village-tract administrator U Soe
   Maung and Library Committee Chairman U San Haung cut the
   ribbon to open the library. It is 24 feet long, 16 feet wide and 15      Kabaaye Pagoda Road being packed with revellers on Akyat Day of Myanma Traditional Maha
   feet high building.—Township IPRD                                                                 Thingyan Festival for 1373 ME.—MNA

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     Outstanding bus workers awarded in Yangon                                                       Citizenship cards issued in                                      DISTRICT
                    East District                                                                        Taikkyi Township                                              NEWS
                                                                Transportation Yangon
                                                                Region Minister for                  YANGON, 14 April—Head        cards and household            citizenship scrutiny cards to
                                                                Transport delivered an           of Township Immigration          registration in Gyobyu         174 eligible people as part of
                                                                address. Next, the chairman      and National Registration        Village-tract in Taikkyi       efforts in implementing Moe
                                                                of All Private Bus-line          Department U Myint Shwe          Township of Yangon Region.     Pwint-1 Plan.
                                                                Control Committee made a         made citizenship scrutiny            The official team issued        Township Immigration
                                                                     The chairman of              Women’s vocational training courses conclude
                                                                Yangon East District All
                                                                Private Bus-line Control                         in Yinmabin
                                                                Committee reported on                 YINMABIN, 14 April—
                                                                provision of cash assistance     The advanced tailoring
                                                                for 2011-2012 fiscal year and    course No 15 and the basic
                                                                awarding work performance.       domestic science course No
                                                                     After that, the Region      19 concluded at Women’s
        YANGON, 14 April—         competition at the hall of    Minister presented cash          Vocational Training School
   Yangon East District All       Thingangyun Township          assistance to workers of         in Yinmabin on 23 March
   Private Bus-line Control       General Administration        respective branches. Officials   morning.
   Committee held the             Department on 7 April         also gave K 15850000 to               Sagaing         Region
   ceremony to present cash       morning.                      prize winning vehicle            Minister for Security and
   assistance for workers in         The Chairman of the        owners, drivers and bus          Border Affairs Col Kyi Naing
   2011-2012 fiscal year and      Yangon Region supervisory     conductors from 15 bus lines     made a concluding remark.
   award outstanding bus line     Committee for Ensuring        of the district.                      The region minister then
   for work performance           Secure     and    Smooth                       Myanma Alin     presented a set of sewing
                                                                                                 machine each to outstanding
      CASH DONATED: In                                                                           trainees.                        certificates to the trainees   and Border Affairs viewed
      commemoration of the                                                                            Principal of the training   through a female trainee.      the graduation works of the
         10th anniversary of                                                                     school Daw Mya Mya Aye                After the ceremony, the   trainees.
      graduation ceremony,                                                                       presented       completion       Region Minister for Security             Vocational School
      officers of 4th Intake of
          Defence Services                                                                        PRIZES AWARDED: The
     Technological Academy                                                                          9th Rakhine traditional
    donated K 1 million to the                                                                      Thingyan festival and
     fund for patients at No 1                                                                        fragrance grinding
     Military Hospital (700-                                                                         contest, organized by
        bed) in PyinOoLwin                                                                         Rakhine Literature and
    recently. Commandant of                                                                           Culture Association
      the hospital Brig-Gen                                                                          (Yangon), was held at
       Soe Win accepts cash                                                                       Theinbyu Sports Ground in
          donation.—MNA                                                                               Yangon on 11 April.
                                                                                                   Officials award first prize
                                                                                                  winning Rakhine women’s
               Communal ordination, novitiation held                                               team (Myatpan Thazin).
        MAWLAMYINEGYUN, 14 April—Organized        Women’s Yogi Association Thiri                         MYANMA ALIN
   by Phayagyi Monastery Mahasi Meditation        Thudhamma Theingi Daw Shwe Sein
   Centre of Mawlamyinegyun, the 35th Maha        formally opened the ceremony.                  Reforms of tax collection system clarified
   Satipathana 7-day medication camp was held         Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kavinansa
   in conjunction with the communal               (Dhammaçariya, Kammathanaçariya) will                   in Mawlamyinegyun
   ordination and novitiation ceremony at the     administere the Yogies in line with Maha           MAWLAMYINEGYUN, 14           hall of Township General            At first, Township
   center in Mawlamyinegyun on 12 April           Saripathana Sutta.                             April—Organized            by    Administration Department      Administrator U Htay Maung
   afternoon.                                         Altogether 250 Yogies joined the           Mawlamyinegyun Town-             on 8 April morning.            made a speech. Head of
        At first, Township Administrator U Htay   meditation centre. A total of 65 men were      ship Internal Revenue                 It was attended by 33     Township Internal Revenue
   Maung, Chairman of the Monastery Board of      ordained and 17 boys novitiated at the         Department, the clarification    departments and tax payer      Department Daw Aye Aye
   Trustees Dr Hla Han and Chairman of Hitakari   ceremony.—Myanma Alin                          on taxation was held at the      people.                        Maw explained issuance of
                                                                                                                                                                 notification on reforms of
       UNIFORMS PROVIDED: A ceremony to present
   uniforms worth K 3 million to members of Auxiliary Fire
                                                                        New library building put into service in                                                 taxation for township level
                                                                                                                                                                 departments and tax payer
        Brigade and Red Cross Society of Kyimyindine                                Kangyidaunt                                                                  people.
   Township was held at the hall of Basic Education High                                                                                                              Later, the head of
      School No 1 in Kyimyindine Township on 6 April.                KANGYIDAUNT, 14 April—      publications      donation       Public Relations Department
                                                                                                                                                                 Township Internal Revenue
    Township Administrator U Kyaw Ye Thway presents a           A ceremony to open Village-      ceremony followed at the         explained durability of the
                                                                                                                                                                 Department replied to queries
     set of uniform to member of Auxiliary Fire Brigade.        tract Administrative Office      library. The deputy head of      library. Later, the chairman
                                                                                                                                                                 raised by those present.
                        MYANMA ALIN                             and Lin Yaung Chi Library        Township           General       of the library committee
                                                                                                                                                                                Myanma Alin
                                                                was held in front of the         Administration Department        accepted      books      and
                                                                building in Nanwin Gayat         made a speech. The head of       publications.                  50 feet long and 20 feet
                                                                Village-tract in Kangyidaunt     Township Information and              The library building is   wide.—Myanma Alin
                                                                Township of Pathein District
                                                                on 8 April.
                                                                     At first, Deputy Head of
                                                                Township            General
                                                                Administration Department
                                                                U Myo Hsaung, Head of
                                                                Township Information and
                                                                Public Relations Department
                                                                U Aung Kyaing and
                                                                townselder U Nyein Aye cut
                                                                the ribbon to open the
                                                                     The       books     and

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Local residents view an
      Indonesia finds missing asylum seeker boat                                                                                                                                abandoned boat, believed
        JAKARTA, 14 April —          alerted Australian authorities,     ran off,” Nanang Sigit, a                                                                                   to have been used by
   Indonesian authorities said       who passed on the                   search and rescue official in                                                                          Afghan asylum seekers, on
   they had found a boat             information to Indonesian           West Nusa Tenggara                                                                                         the shores of Lombok
   reported missing en route to      officials.                          province told AFP. “We were                                                                             island, located in eastern
   Australia and that the dozens          Indonesian authorities         not alerted immediately, so                                                                                Indonesia early on 14
   of asylum seekers it was          said they had located the           we only found the boat Friday                                                                                 April. Indonesian
   carrying were believed to have    missing vessel late on Friday       night. We’re now working                                                                                  authorities located the
   fled. Authorities had been        on Lombok island, which lies        with police and are conducting                                                                            missing boat enroute to
   searching for the boat since      just east of the popular resort     a search on the island.”                                                                               Australia and said that the
   the mostly Afghan asylum          island of Bali, although                  Ian Rintoul of Brisbane-                                                                         dozens of asylum seekers it
   seekers on board made a           residents said they spotted         based Refugee Action                                                                                   was carrying were believed
   distress call to Australia on     the asylum seekers on               Network told AFP he believed                                                                             to have fled. — INTERNET
   Wednesday, saying they were       Wednesday. “People in               the vessel was still out at sea
   in rough seas and their boat      Lombok informed us that they        as late as Friday, when he last    Wednesday, then it’s not the      background. They said the         the vessel, apparently
   was sinking. Refugee              saw the boat arrive on the          spoke to the asylum seekers        right boat,” he said. “When I     boat had taken a lot of water.”   satisfied they had found the
   advocates who said 60             shore on Wednesday, and             via mobile phone. “If they         spoke to them last, I could       Indonesian officials said they    right boat.
   asylum seekers were on board      that people came ashore and         found a boat on the island         hear the wind and water in the    were calling off the search for                        Internet
       A logo of Japan’s                 Japan market watchdog recommends $2.5                                                                Health ministry releases regulation
        Olympus Corp is
    pictured at the company                     million fine for Olympus                                                                         on serious mental illnesses
     headquarters in Tokyo                                                                                                                         BEIJING, 14 April—China’s Ministry of Health on
        on 3 April, 2012.            <7733.T>about200millionyen          Exchange and Surveillance                “We take the SESC’s
                                     ($2.5 million) for false            Commission (SESC), was             recommendation seriously,”        Thursday released a modified regulation on the management
            REUTERS                                                                                                                           of serious mental illnesses. Serious mental illnesses mainly
                                                                         expected as part of legal          Olympus said in a statement.
                                                                                                                                              include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar
                                                                         procedures and comes after               Olympus restated its
                                                                                                                                              disorder and mental retardation, which may hamper patients’
                                                                         prosecutors last month             balance sheet in December
                                                                                                                                              power to control their behaviors and could pose threats to
                                                                         charged the company and six        after an external investigation
                                                                                                                                              individuals and public security, according to the regulation.
                                                                         key figures in the $1.7 billion    panel revealed that the firm
                                                                                                                                                   The regulation requires community managers and
                                                                         accounting fraud.                  had hidden investment losses      healthcare organs to immediately report those suspected of
                                                                               The SESC said that the       off its books for 13 years.       having a mental illness to public security departments. Public
                                                                         medical equipment and camera             Olympus itself is suing     security personnel should send patients suspected of having
                                                                         maker made false regulatory        for mismanagement five of its     a mental illness to designated local mental health institutions
                                                                         filings from the financial year    eight internal directors,         for diagnosis and inform the patients’ families within 24 hours.
                                                                         ended in March 2007 through        including the current                  Those diagnosed with serious mental illnesses will be
                                                                         the first quarter ended in June    president, and shareholders       registered and receive regular, but random visits from qualified
                                                                         2011 by booking bigger             are set to vote on a new board    psychiatrists to check their mental condition and assess their
       T OKYO , 14 April—            accounting in one of the            investment securities and          of directors proposed by the      recovery, said the regulation. According to statistics from the
   Japan’s market watchdog on        country’s biggest corporate         goodwill assets than the actual    firmatan 20 Aprilextraordinary    China Disease Prevention and Control Centre, China had more
   Friday recommended the            scandals.                           amounts. The FSA will make         shareholders’ meeting. ($1 =      than 16 million patients with serious mental disorders by 2009.
   Financial Services Agency             The recommendation,             the final decision on imposing     80.9000 Japanese yen).            Mental and neurologic diseases consume 20 percent of the
   (FSA) fine Olympus Corp           made by the Securities              the fine.                                                 Reuters    nation’s expenditure on diseases.— Xinhua

   Rhino death toll rises to 170 this year in South Africa Apple rejects e-book pricing collusion charge
        JOHANNESBURG, 14 April       destinations for illegal rhino      crisis in decades. There is             NEW YORK, 14 April—          breaking          Amazon’s        parallel to Apple’s mobile
   —The toll of the killed rhino     poachers, with a total of 58        increased concern at the           Apple Inc has rejected the US     monopolistic grip on the          software store.
   has increased to 171 in South     rhinos killed. The Kruger           escalation of rhino poaching       Justice Department’s allega-      publishing industry,” Apple            “Just as we have allowed
   Africa in 2012, a government      National Park was the main          in South Africa, and the           tions that it colluded with       spokeswoman Natalie Kerris        developers to set prices on
   department said on Friday. In     target for the poachers,            government is taking               publishers over electronic        told the Journal.                 the App Store, publishers set
   the midst of the increased        resulting at a staggering total     measures to protect the            book pricing, calling the              Kerris defended the          prices on the iBookstore,” she
   anti-poaching effort, the         of 103 rhinos being killed,         endangered rhino.                  charges “simply not true.”        current pricing structure as      told newspaper.—Reuters
   rhinos killed in the country so   while the remaining 10 were              A joint force of the               The US government had
   far this year have reached an     poached elsewhere in the            country’s law enforcement          sued Apple and five
   alarming figure, said Environ-    country, said the spokesman.        agencies has been built in an      publishers, saying they
   mental Affairs department         In 2011, 448 rhinos were killed     effort to tackle the rising        conspired to fix the prices of
   spokesman Albi Modise in a        in South Africa, compared to        killings of the rhinos. Since      electronic books. It has
   statement.                        333 in 2010. If this trend of the   January, more than 100             reached a settlement with
        According to the new         rhino killing continues, the        suspected poachers have            three of the publishers that
   statistics, the northern          total number of the killed          been arrested. South Africa is     could lead to cheaper e-books
   province of Limpopo, the          animals this year will be higher    home to the largest rhino          for consumers.
   eastern province of KwaZulu-      than last year, an expert said.     population in the world with            In an email to Reuters,
   Natal and the central province         Conservationists warned        about 20,000, nearly 80            Apple spokesman Tom
   of North West among nine          the rhino in South Africa is        percent of the global figure.      Neumayr confirmed the
   provinces were prime              facing their worst poaching                               Xinhua       company’s position, which
                                                                                                            earlier appeared in a Wall
           German court rules Apple’s email push                                                            Street Journal article.
                                                                                                                 “The launch of the
               breaches Motorola patents                                                                    iBookstore in 2010 fostered         Customers visit the Apple Store in New York City’s
                                                                                                            innovation and competition,        Grand Central Station on 25 January, 2012.—REUTERS
        BERLIN , 14 April—A          Motorola Mobility, and              push services in Germany.
   German court upheld on            Apple was responsible for           Apple and Motorola have
   Friday an earlier ruling that     damages, although the exact         been embroiled in a series of              Russia to modernize its space industry
   Apple’s MobileMe and              amount has not been                 patent battles across Europe.           MOSCOW , 14 April—           Planetarium. “Only the            oxygen and hydrogen
   iCloud, with email push           specified.                               While Motorola accused        Russia will give priority to      existence of several              generation plants. “Building
   notification feature, violated          The      judge     also       Apple of infringement on the       modernizing its space industry    cosmodromes guarantees            Vostochny cosmodrome will
   two Motorola patents,             determined that Apple was           3G-related patents for its best-   to protect its independence in    Russia’s full independence in     boost development of the
   leading to an injunction          still not allowed to offer the      selling iPhone and 3G-based        space exploration, Prime          space activities and enables      entire Far East region and
   banning Apple from offering       email push services to iCloud       iPad, Apple, together with         Minister Vladimir Putin said      us to use space technology        attract highly skilled human
   such services in Germany.         and MobileMe users in               Microsoft, asked for an            on Thursday. Russia would         efficiently,” he said.            resources there,” Putin said.
   The Mannheim regional court       Germany. The ruling marked          investigation on whether           outline a long-term strategy of        A new cosmodrome is          The government allocated 30
   ruled that Apple’s iCloud and     another victory of Motorola         Motorola is abusing its market     cosmodrome          building,     being built at Vostochny in       billion rubles (1 billion US
   MobileMe services, which          in its patent row with Apple.       position on patents to block       including modernizing the         Amur region as the main launch    dollars) for the Vostochny
   can automatically informs         In February, the Mannheim           competitions and charging          northern Plesetsk and             center for commercial and         construction out of 150 billion
   users about new emails on         regional court granted              excessive licensing prices for     Kazakhstan-located Baikonur       international flights. It will    rubles (5 billion dollars) for the
   devices like iPhone and iPad,     Motorola an injunction that         its patents.                       cosmodromes, Putin told a         eventually include two launch     entire space sector in 2012,
   breached the patents held by      forced Apple to halt iCloud                               Internet     conference in Moscow’s            pads, a training centre and       Putin said.—Xinhua

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         CLAIMS DAY NOTICE                                                      CLAIMS DAY NOTICE                                                CLAIMS DAY NOTICE
    MV DONG JIANG VOY NO ( )                                                  MV MOROTAI VOY NO ( )                                           MV DANU BHUM VOY NO (301)
        Consignees of cargo carried on MV DONG JIANG                          Consignees of cargo carried on MV MOROTAI                        Consignees of cargo carried on MV DANU BHUM
   VOY NO ( ) are hereby notified that the vessel will be                 VOY NO ( ) are hereby notified that the vessel will be           VOY NO (301) are hereby notified that the vessel will
   arriving on 20.4.2012 and cargo will be discharged into                arriving on 20.4.2012 and cargo will be discharged into          be arriving on 20.4.2012 and cargo will be discharged
   the premises of A.W.P.T where it will lie at the consign-              the premises of M.I.P where it will lie at the consign-          into the premises of M.I.P where it will lie at the
   ee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and                  ee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and            consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws
   conditions of the Port of Yangon.                                      conditions of the Port of Yangon.                                and conditions of the Port of Yangon.
        Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am                        Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am                   Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
   to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now                      to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now                to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now
   declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo               declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo         declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
   from the Vessel.                                                       from the Vessel.                                                 from the Vessel.
        No claims against this vessel will be admitted after                  No claims against this vessel will be admitted after             No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
                                                                                                                                           the Claims Day.
   the Claims Day.                                                        the Claims Day.
                                                                                         SHIPPING AGENCY DEPARTMENT
          AGENT FOR: M/S INTERASIA LINES                 AGENT FOR: M/S CMA CGM                                LINES
   Phone No: 256908/378316/376797        Phone No: 256908/378316/376797         Phone No: 256908/378316/376797
                                                                                                                                                                                 A Korean Air Boeing 777
           Brazil alarmed over rising obesity rate                                                                                                                                rests on the runway of a
         SAO PAULO , 14 April —      in 2006 to 48.5% in 2011 while            He said a third of                                                                                Canadian Forces base in
   In Brazil, a country known for    the obesity rate increased           Brazilians consume either high                                                                      Comox, British Columbia on
   girls in mini-bikinis and where   from 11.4% to 15.8% in the           fat foods or sugared soft                                                                           10 April, 2012. The plane, en
   body-consciousness borders        same period. The highest rates       drinks at least five times a                                                                             route from Vancouver,
   on obsession, nearly half the     for overweight were found            week. The study showed                                                                                British Columbia to Seoul,
   population is overweight, a       among men 35 years old to 45         nearly 40% of men and 22% of                                                                             diverted to Comox on
   study by the Ministry of          years old (63%) and women            women exercise regularly. The                                                                           Vancouver Island under
   Health released on Tuesday        45 years old to 54 years old         study was based on 54,000                                                                            escort by two US fighter jets
   found. “There is a tendency       (55.9%). The youngest group          interviews of adults across                                                                            after the airline’s US call
   toward increased weight and       in the study were 18-to-24-          Brazil from January to                                                                              centre received a call about a
   obesity in the country. It’s      year olds, where 30% of the          December 2011. The highest                                                                            threat on board.—INTERNET
   time to reverse the trend to      men and 25% of the women             obesity rate was reported in
   avoid becoming a country like
   the United States,” said Health
                                     were overweight. “Adopting
                                     public policies for children
                                                                          Macapa at 21.4%, followed
                                                                          by Porto Alegre at 19.6%. Sao
                                                                                                           Swiss drug maker Roche sees Q1 sales stutter
   Minister Alexandre Padilha.       and adolescents is essential         Paulo reported a 15.5%               GENEVA, 14 April — Swiss    achieve our targets for the full     earnings only every six
         According to the study,     to prevent people from               obesity rate while Rio de       drug maker Roche Holding AG      year,” Roche chief executive         months, said group sales are
   the percentage of overweight      becoming obese,” the health          Janeiro came in at 16.5%.       reported Thursday that group     Severin Schwan said in a             expected to grow at low to mid-
   people increased from 42.7%       minister said.                                             Internet  sales dipped one percent to      statement citing forthcoming         single-digit rates for the full
                                                                                                          11.03 billion Swiss francs       new drugs to combat skin             year 2012. Addressing the
                                                                            A family enjoys Ipanema ($12.05 billion) in the first          cancer and other diseases.           monthslong effort to take over
                                                                            beach at sunset in Rio de     quarter, while hinting that it        Sales in the United States      California-based Illumina,
                                                                          Janeiro, Brazil, in 2011. In might be prepared to raise its      grew six percent in the first        which specializes in gene
                                                                          Brazil, a country known for offer for US diagnostics firm        quarter, led by hepatitis C          sequencing to analyze
                                                                            girls in mini-bikinis and     Illumina Inc. Excluding the      medicine Pegasys and cancer          patients’ DNA, the Roche CEO
                                                                           where body-consciousness effect of the strong Swiss             drug Rituxan — known as              indicated that a higher bid
                                                                              borders on obsession,       currency, group sales rose two   MabThera outside the US and          might still be possible. Last
                                                                           nearly half the population percent compared to the same         Canada. Sales in Western             month, Roche raised its offer
                                                                            is overweight, a study by     period last year. Analysts had   Europe fell four percent partly      to $51 cash per share from
                                                                             the Ministry of Health       expected slightly higher sales   due to cutbacks in govern-           $44.50 per share, said by
                                                                          released on Tuesday found. of around 11.58 billion francs.       ment-funded health progra-           Illumina to be too low.
                                                                                     INTERNET                  “We remain on track to      mmes. Roche, which reports                                 Internet
                                                                                                          took to Twitter to say they
   India to drop ‘Terry’ pic from cigarette warnings                                                      instantly recognized Terry.
        LONDON, 14 April—An               “Some people raised             is also not very happy with          Each packet, which
   Indian health warning on          objections to the picture. We        the quality of this image as a normally costs about 100
   cigarette packets that uses an    have asked the directorate of        warning,” one official told the rupees ($2) in India, shows
   apparent picture of England       advertisement and visual             Indian Express newspaper.       the man’s blackened lungs
   footballer John Terry with a      publicity to provide new                   “The picture could be of emphasized by a red circle
   set of blackened lungs is to be   pictures, which they have            any man. It is only the fertile above a slogan in English
   withdrawn, officials said on      done,” a health ministry             imagination of some who see reading “Smoking Kills”.
   Wednesday.                        official told AFP.                   Terry in it. However, the            After the picture first
        Terry’s London-based              The ministry has                controversy has been an appeared on cigarette packets
   lawyers had threatened to sue     continued to deny the picture        unseemly one and so we are in December, Terry’s
   over the blurry photograph        was of Terry, but it is distinctly   looking at a fresh set of management told AFP that               A wounded Afghan man is carried inside a vehicle at the
   featuring the head and            similar to an image of him           warnings.” The image of a his lawyers were considering             site of a suicide bombing in Herat Province, west of
   shoulders of a man closely        available on the Internet.           shirtless man appeared on legal action. They also                 Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on 10 April, 2012. At
   resembling the former Eng-             “Though the contro-             many brands of cigarettes in stressed that Terry, who has         least 12 people, including two suicide bombers, were
   land captain and current          versy is a part of the reason        India and became a talking hit the headlines in the past          killed and 30 others injured Tuesday morning when a
   skipper of Premier League side    for withdrawing it, the present      point among football fans and over drinking binges, was a         suicide car bomb went off in Guzara District of Herat
   Chelsea.                          tobacco control dispensation         tourists from England who non-smoker.—Internet                        Province, provincial police chief said.—XINHUA
                                                                                         Three drilled
                                                                                          eggshells by
                                                                                         Franc Grom
                                                                                                           Man on Honolulu-bound flight from Japan dies
                                                                                        are seen at his
                                                                                            home in            HONOLULU, 14 April —        experiencing some kind of            pronounced dead.
                                                                                        Vrhnika, some Delta Air Lines Inc says a           medical emergency. She says               Laughlin says passen-
                                                                                        23 kilometers passenger on one of its              flight attendants and nurses         ger privacy prevents the
                                                                                              from        Honolulu-bound flights from      performed CPR but the                airline from revealing details
                                                                                           Ljubljana,     Japan has died. Delta            passenger was unresponsive.          about the man.She says given
                                                                                         Slovenia, on     spokeswoman Gina Laughlin             Paramedics met the flight       the plane’s location, going
                                                                                           12 April ,     says Flight 612 from Nagoya      when it landed Monday                on to Hawaii was the shortest
                                                                                              2011.       was about two hours from         morning and took the man to          and only available option.
                                                                                            INTERNET      Honolulu when the man began      a hospital where he was                                   Internet

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                                                        Evil 6
                                                                             Ohio man charged after six puppies found                                                            Girl, 4, has IQ
                                                      premium                              in suitcase                                                                               of 159
                                                                            An Ohio man has been           Toledo Area Humane                 to be four weeks old, too young          International high-IQ
                                                     comes with
                                                                       charged with animal                 Society’s executive director.      to be separated from their         society Mensa said it has
                                                      a leather
                                                                       abandonment after a litter of six         Davis told investigators     mother, so they will spend at      accepted a 4-year-old British
                                                      jacket in
                                                                       English bulldog puppies was         that he had given the dogs to      least another four weeks in        girl whose IQ is only 1 point
                                                                       found in a suitcase with a tag      a friend in Michigan and that      foster care before they are        less than that of physicist
                                                                       bearing his name, according to      the suitcase had in fact been      eligible for adoption.             Stephen Hawking. John
     This video game will cost you                                     Humane Society authorities.         stolen earlier. There was no             Dinon said the shelter has   Stevenage, chief executive of
                                                                            Cyndi Condit, spokes-          explanation as to how the          received an overwhelming           British Mensa, said the
                $1,300                                                 woman for the Toledo Area           adopted dogs got back from         number of calls about adopting     organization was proud to
        Special editions of video   one worn by series                 Humane Society told Reuters         Michigan in the stolen suitcase.   the puppies but that for now       welcome Heidi Hankins of
   games have been serious          protagonist and snazzy             Wednesday that the man,                   The puppies, three male      they are “evidence” in the case    Winchester, England, into its
   business in Japan for decades,   dresser Leon S Kennedy.            identified as Howard Davis of       and three female, are estimated    against Davis.                     ranks after she scored a 159 on
   often coming with sound-         Also included are tablet covers    Toledo, lived only two blocks                                                                             an IQ test, putting her just 1
   tracks, art books, models, and   featuring artwork of the           from where the suitcase was                                                                               point behind fellow Mensa
   other unique collectibles, and   game’s three male leads —          found. The mother of the                                                                                  memberHawking’s160IQ,The
   sometimes selling for            Leon, Chris, and Jake — plus       puppies was found pacing                                                                                  Sun reported Thursday.
   hundreds of dollars. For its     a fourth “secret” design. The      around the suitcase, which                                                                                      Matthew Hankins, 46, the
   latest Resident Evil game,       premium edition also includes      attracted the attention of a                                                                              girl’s father, said he and his
   Capcom has put together a        the game, of course, which         passerby.                                                                                                 wife knew early on that their
   “premium edition” costing a      can be purchased separately             “Howard’s name was on                                                                                daughter was special.
   whopping $1,300. For that        along with a single tablet cover   the tag of the suitcase and the                                                                                 “We always thought
   price, you’d expect it to come   for a more reasonable $99.         mother was licensed to him,”                                                                              Heidi was bright because she
   with a game console to play it        Meanwhile, stores in the      Condit said.                                                                                              was reading early,” Hankins
   on, but instead you’ll get… a    US will be offering                     After the dogs were found                                                                            said. “I was curious about her
   jacket.                          downloadable multiplayer           4 April in a Toledo alley, Davis      English Bulldog puppies play at the Toledo Area                     IQ and the results were off the
        Releasing in Japan on 4     levels for those who pre-order     was charged with a second           Humane Society in Maumee, Ohio in this 11 April, 2012                 scale. I got her the complete
   October, the Resident Evil 6     the game. It’s scheduled for       degree misdemeanor, which                           handout photograph.                                   set of the Oxford Reading Tree
   (called Biohazard 6 there)       North American release on 2        carries with it a maximum $750                                                                            books when she was 2 and she
   premium edition includes a
   leather jacket based on the
                                    October for PlayStation 3
                                    and Xbox 360.
                                                                       fine and 90 days in jail,
                                                                       according to John Dinon, the
                                                                                                                            News Album                                           read through the whole set of
                                                                                                                                                                                 30 in about an hour.

       War Horse’ tops DVD sales                                                                                Spears could get $15M as ‘X Factor’ judge
                chart                                                                                           LOS ANGELES, 14 April
                                                                                                           —Pop star Britney Spears is
                                                                                                                                              deal. “That was the big sticking
                                                                                                                                              point and now, thankfully, it’s
                                                                                                                                                                                 there every day Britney is on
                                                                                                                                                                                 set. He is her rock and will help
         LOS ANGELES, 14 April—     “Hop” at No 3, “We Bought a                                            close to signing a $15 million     been sorted. All they need to      guide her through the process.
   Steven Spielberg’s World         Zoo” at No 4 and “The                                                  deal to be a judge on the US       do now is work out the smaller     He is the person she trusts the
   War I epic “War Horse” is the    Muppets” at No 5.                                                      version of “The X Factor,”         points. The fact the money is      most,” the second source told
   top-selling DVD and Blu-ray           Rounding out the top tier      Brittany Spears appears            multiple sources told E! News.     now set, means that there is       E! News. The deal would make
   in the United States, Rentrak    are “The Girl with the Dragon        back stage at the 2011            Spears’ representatives have       nothing stopping this from         Spears the highest paid judge
   reported Thursday.               Tattoo” at No 6, “Game of              MTV Video Music                 been negotiating with Fox for      becoming a reality.”               on reality television, eclipsing
         Coming in at No 2 on the   Thrones: The Complete First           Awards at the Nokia              weeks, a report said                    Spears’ fiance, Jason         singer-actress Jennifer
   DVD and Blu-ray sales roster     Season” at No 7, “The              Theatre in Los Angeles on           Wednesday.                         Trawick, who is also               Lopez’s $12 million deal with
   for the week ending 8 April is   Adventures of Tintin” at No        28 August, 2011. She was                 “Both camps were back         petitioning to become co-          “American Idol.” Spears, 30, is
   “Alvin and the Chipmunks:        8, “Happy Feet Two” at No 9           awarded the Michael              and forth on the money but         conservator of her estate with     expected to start her new role
   Chipwrecked,” followed by        and “Puss in Boots” at No 10.      Jackson Video Vanguard              now they have finally come to      her father, will become a          on the “X Factor” judges’
                                         The No 1 DVD rental for           award.—INTERNET                 agreement on the fee,” said        producer on the show, a            panel, alongside LA. Reid and
                                    the week ended 7 April is                                              one insider with intimate          second source said.                Simon Cowell, in the middle of
                                    “We Bought a Zoo.”                 Denise Richards                     knowledge of the pending                “Jason is expected to be      May, E! News said.–Internet
                                         “War Horse” is No 2,
                                    “The Girl with the Dragon            to appear                           Gilbert returns for ‘Dancing’                                       Peppers, Black
                                    Tattoo” is No 3, “The Sitter”
                                    is No 4, “Hop” is No 5, “The         on Charlie                                    rehearsal                                                  Keys set for
                                    Descendants” is No 6, “Alvin
                                    and the Chipmunks:                  Sheen’s show                                                          head while competing
                                                                                                                                              Monday night. She was
                                    Chipwrecked” is No 7,                   LOS ANGELES, 14 April—                                            briefly hospitalized and                CHICAGO, 14 April—The
     Steven Spielberg arrives       “Immortals” is No 8, “Jack         Following Charlie Sheen’s                                              missed Tuesday’s results           Red Hot Chili Peppers, The
    for the French premiere of      and Jill” is No 9 and              announcement that his real-                                            show. Going to attempt a           Black Keys, Black Sabbath
     the film “War Horse” in        “Extremely Loud and                life dad, Martin Sheen, will                                           gentle rehearsal in a bit,” she    and Jack White have been
    Paris on 9 January , 2012.      Incredibly Close” is No 10.        play his dad on “Anger                                                 said via Twitter Wednesday.        booked for this summer’s
             INTERNET                                     Internet     Management,” the actor is                                                   She later reported she        Lollapalooza festival in
                                                                       making his new FX comedy                                               was “very happy” to be back        Chicago.
    Anthony files for divorce from                                     even more of a family affair:                                          to work with her professional           Also on the bill for the 3-
                                                                       Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise                                                dance partner Maksim               5 Aug event in Grant Park are
                Lopez                                                  Richards, will guest star in an                                        Chmerkovskiy.                      Florence + the Machine, The
       LOS ANGELES, 14 April—       “American Idol” judge              episode of the show. FX                                                     “Now back home to bed,”       Shins, Wale, Kaskade, Fun,
   Singer Marc Anthony has          Jennifer Lopez in Los Angeles      confirms to TheWrap that                                               she tweeted.                       Of Monsters and Men, and
   filed for divorce from           Superior Court, documents          Richards will guest star on                                                 Chmerkovskiy told             dozens of other music acts,
                                    show.                              the series, which is set to          Bruce Boxleitner, a cast he is “pretty sure”     the festival’s Web site said.
                                          The couple wed in 2004       premiere on the network on            member in the motion             Gilbert will compete again on           Tickets are on sale now.
                                    and are the parents of 4-year-     28 June. Richards will play            picture sci-fi thriller         the show. “I think we are                                Internet
                                    old twins, a son and daughter.     Lori, a new business partner        “TRON: Legacy”, attends            coming back,” Chmerkovskiy
                                          Anthony and Lopez            for Sheen’s on-screen ex,           the world premiere of the          said. “I’m pretty sure. It’s not
                                    announced their separation         played by Shawnee Smith,            film with his wife, actress        up to me, it’s up to her, [but]
                                    last July and each has moved reports.                 Melissa Gilbert.—INTERNET          I haven’t heard talks of not
                                    on since with a new                     “Anger,” loosely based                                            coming back. Although, if she
                                    relationship.                      on the movie comedy of the               LOS ANGELES, 14 April—        wakes up tomorrow and
                                          TMZ said Wednesday           same title, will star Sheen as      “Dancing with the Stars”           continues to have a headache,
                                    Anthony is asking for joint        Charlie Goodson, a former pro       contestant Melissa Gilbert         I won’t let her in the studio.”      Flea performs with the
                                    legal and physical custody of      baseball player who deals           says she has had her first              Gilbert is best known for      Red Hot Chili Peppers in
      Singer and actress            their children and requesting      with his own anger issues by        “gentle rehearsal” since           her work on the 19th century-            concert, at the
    Jennifer Lopez and her          each party pay his or her own      becoming an anger man-              suffering a concussion and         set drama series “Little House      BankAtlantic Centre in
       husband, singer              legal fees.                        agement therapist once his          whiplash in Los Angeles.           on the Prairie.”                      Sunrise, Florida on 2
   Marc Anthony.—INTERNET                                 Internet     sports career ends.—Reuters              Gilbert, 47, banged her                             Internet       April, 2012.—INTERNET

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   14 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Sunday, 15 April, 2012

    Ronaldo eyes finishing line in La Liga title chase                                                         Wozniacki reaches Copenhagen WTA semi-finals
                                                                          to go but the league is near            C OPENHAGEN ,         14         match, held at the Farum           number six in the world in
                                                                          now. We were anxious going          April—Denmark’s Caroline             Arena, in Copenhagen,              several well played duels but
                                                                          into the game as we knew that       Wozniacki advanced to the            capital of Denmark.                could not prevent Wozniacki
                                                                          Barca had won but now we            semifinals of the Copenhagen              The first set was over in     winning 6-3.
                                                                          are relaxed,” said Ronaldo,         WTA tournament after                 26 minutes and things did not           It was a little more difficult
                                                                          who has already equalled his        beating Alice Cornet of              change much in the second          for No 3 seed Jelana Jancovic
                                                                          record-breaking tally of 40         France 6-0, 6-3 in the               set. However, Cornet               of Serbia in her fight against
                                                                          league goals, set last season.      quarterfinals here on Friday.        challenged the current             Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.
                                                                                That figure leaves him                                                                                Jankovic lost the first set 4-6
                                                                          one ahead of Barcelona’s                                                                                    but came back and won the
                                                                          Lionel Messi, although the                                                                                  next two sets 6-1, 6-3. No 2
                                                                          Argentine has the most in all                                                                               seed Angelique Kerber of
                                                                          competitions with 61.                                                                                       Germany had even greater
                                                                                “Losing is not a word in                                                                              difficulties in the fight against
                                                                          my vocabulary. We knew it                                                                                   her compatriot Mona Barthel.
                                                                          would be a difficult game                                                                                        After winning the first
    Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (R), seen here during                                                                                                                             set 6-2, Kerber lost the second
                                                                          against Atletico and they
   their Spanish La Liga match against Atletico Madrid at                                                                                                                             set 6-0, but fought her way
                                                                          played very well so I am happy
    the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, on 11 April.                                                                                                                              back in the third set 7-5.
                                                                          with the result. I am not
     Ronaldo scored his seventh hat-trick of the season as                                                                                                                                                     Xinhua
                                                                          looking for personal records
   Real beat their neighbours 4-1, to restore their four-point
                                                                          but titles for Real Madrid and        Caroline Wozniacki of
             lead at the top of the table.—INTERNET
                                                                          I have to thank my teammates         Denmark controls a ball              Bayern can shock Real, insists
        M ADRID ,14 April—                 The pressure had been          because without them I would            during play against
   Cristiano Ronaldo feels that       growing on Jose Mourinho’s          not have scored,” added                Pauline Parmentier of
   Liga leaders Real Madrid are       team as their lead - which sat      Ronaldo. April is a crunch              France in their WTA                   M UNICH , 14 April—           penalty saved, and the defeat
   now closing in on the title as     at 10 points in mid-March -         month for Madrid and will go           Danish Open women’s               German football legend Franz       leaves      second-placed
   they prepare to face               was whittled down to one in         a long way to deciding their          tennis match in Farum,             Beckenbauer says Bayern            Munich six points behind with
   struggling Sporting Gijon at       the wake of Barcelona’s 4-0         destiny in the title race.           north of Copenhagen, on             Munich can beat Real Madrid        four games left in the
   the Santiago Bernabeu this         victory over Getafe on                    Having taken four points       12 April, 2012.—XINHUA              in Tuesday’s Champions             Bundesliga.
   weekend.                           Tuesday.                            from two league games                                                    League semi-final first leg, if
        The Portuguese star                But, after some tense          against Valencia and Atletico,          Top-seed Wozniacki               they learn from their mid-week
   scored his seventh hat-trick       moments with the score tied         they still have a tough             showed her strength and              German league defeat at
   of the season as Real beat         at 1-1 at the Vicente Calderon,     Champions League semi-final         forced her opponent in the           Borussia Dortmund.
   neighbours Atletico 4-1 on         Ronaldo made the difference         tie with Bayern Munich to           defensive without ever                    Bayern lost 1-0 at the
   Wednesday to restore their         before substitute Jose              come either side of their trip to   leaving Cornet any real              league        leaders       on
   four-point lead at the top of      Callejon got the other goal.        the Camp Nou to face Barca in       chance to get into the fight         Wednesday, with Dutch star
   the table.                              “Still there is a little way                                       from the beginning of the            Arjen Robben seeing a late            German football legend
                                                                          El Clasico.—Internet
                                                                                                                                                                                          Franz Beckenbauer,
                      Unbeaten Mares hopes to end                                                                 Forlan determined to prove                                          pictured in February 2012,
                                                                                                                                                                                       says Bayern Munich can
                         Morel comeback bid                                                                          he fits at Inter Milan                                               beat Real Madrid in
                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuesday’s Champions
                                                                          any different because he’s               M ILAN , 14 April—              the semi-finals, Forlan missed     League semi-final first leg,
                                                                          36. I’m not looking at numbers.     Uruguayan striker Diego              four months through injury           if they learn from their
                                                                          It’s another opponent,              Forlan wants to stay at Inter        and has often been jeered by        mid-week German league
                                                                          another fight, and I have to        Milan and prove he belongs           the Inter fans when he has              defeat at Borussia
                                                                          train my best. “I expect a          at San Siro despite a                played.                               Dortmund.—INTERNET
                                                                          tough fight. I know what I’m        frustrating first season.                 “I have had difficult
                                                                                                                                                                                            Real Madrid now stand
                                                                          getting myself into. It’s a big          “I want to stay at Inter.       moments like this in my career,”
                                                                                                                                                                                      between Bayern and a place
                                                                          step-up fight for him. He’s         You haven’t seen the real            he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                      in the Champions League
                                                                          basically trying to make a          Forlan yet,” the 32-year-old              “I need to work hard to
                                                                                                                                                                                      final at Munich’s Allianz
                                                                          comeback. He’s going to             told Sky Sports.                     change things.”—Internet
                                                                                                                                                                                      Arena on 19 May and
                                                                          fight hard. But I train hard too         “I wouldn’t want to leave                                          Beckenbauer says the hosts
                                                                          and I’m ready for him.”             Inter like this. I like challenges                                      should aim for victory at home
                                                                          Panama’s Anselmo Moreno,            and I wouldn’t want to leave                                            in Tuesday’s first leg.
                                                                          32-2 with one drawn and 11          when the team are not in a                                                    “If they produce the
     Eric Morel has adopted a now or never attitude in his                knockouts, will defend his          good position.”
                                                                                                                                                                                      same performance they
      bid to become a world champion for the first time in                WBA bantamweight crown                   Inter are currently six
                                                                                                                                                                                      showed in the second half (at
    more than eight years. Unbeaten Abner Mares, pictured                 against Mexico’s David de la        points off third place in Serie                                         Dortmund), then they
    here in 2009, wants to make sure it’s never.—INTERNET                 Mora, 24-1 with 17 knockouts,       A, the final qualifying spot for      Uruguayan striker Diego           certainly have a chance to
                                                                          on the same card. Southpaw          the Champions League, after           Forlan, pictured in 2011,
         EL PASO (Texas), 14          Association super flyweight                                                                                                                     turn over Madrid,” said ex-
                                                                          Moreno, who has won 26              a disappointing campaign in             wants to stay at Inter
   April—Eric Morel has               title in 2005 after losing the                                                                                                                  Bayern president Beck-
                                                                          fights in a row over the past 9     which Forlan has struggled.             Milan and prove he
   adopted a now or never             same title in 2003. At 36, Morel                                                                                                                enbauer, who captained and
                                                                          1/2 years, will make his 10th            The player of the                  belongs at San Siro
   attitude in his bid to become      knows he cannot afford                                                                                                                          coached West Germany to
                                                                          defence of the crown he won         tournament at the 2010 World          despite a frustrating first
   a world champion for the first     another setback in his bid to                                                                                                                   World Cup titles.
                                                                          in 2008.—Internet                   Cup, where Uruguay reached               season.—INTERNET
   time in more than eight years.     return to the world throne.                                                                                                                           History favours the
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bavarians as Madrid have lost
   Unbeaten Abner Mares
   wants to make sure it’s never.
                                      “My preparation for this fight
                                      has been the best. Basically
                                                                           Knost seizes PGA Heritage lead                                          holes. “It has been a really
                                                                                                                                                   solid two days for me,” Knost      10 of their 18 matches against
   The two former world               this is it,” he said. “It’s do or      HILTON HEAD ISLAND, 14           finish just seven weeks ago, is      said. “Very pleased with how       Bayern and in four previous
   champions meet on 21 April         die for me.                         April—Colt Knost, an                the unlikely leader of the           I’m playing right now, striking    ties between the teams at this
   at El Paso, Texas, for the World         “I guarantee you age is       American who began his US           Heritage Classic.                    it well, and making a few putts.   stage, the Germans have gone
   Boxing Council super               not catching up with me —           PGA career in 2007 yet                   The 26-year-old Texan           I’m looking forward to the         on to reach the final on three
   bantamweight crown vacated         36 is nothing but a number.         managed his first top-10            fired a bogey-free five-under        weekend.”                          occasions. Defeat in mid-
                                      I’m in great shape. My feet                                             par 66 on Friday to stand on               Knost began off the 10th     week has left Bayern facing
   by Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka
                                      are still there. My speed is                                            nine-under 133 after two             tee at Harbour Town and            an uphill task in the league,
   after he could not get a fight
                                      just tremendous. I still have                                           rounds, two strokes ahead of         birdied the par-4 13th and         but they remain in contention
   with Filipino star Nonito
                                                                                                              Sweden’s Carl Pettersson at          par-3 17th, then began his         for two other titles, with a
   Donaire. “If he wants to come      great power. I feel like nothing
                                                                                                              the $5.7 million event. Knost,       second nine with birdies at        German Cup final against
   back and try to win back the       is going to stop me.”
                                                                                                              who shared third at the              the par-4 first and par-5 second   Dortmund coming up on 19
   title, I’m ready to fight him,”    Mexico’s Mares, 26, has yet
                                                                                                              Mayakoba Classic in Mexico           and added another at the par-      May .—Internet
   Mares said.                        to be stopped himself at 23-0       Colt Knost putts for birdie         in February for the best             5 fifth hole. Knost jumped
         Puerto Rico’s Morel, 46-     with one drawn and 13                on the 11th hole during            showing of his PGA career,           into the PGA crucible after
   2 with 23 knockouts, has won
   11 fights in a row since losing
                                      knockouts. “I can’t wait to
                                      become a world champion in
                                                                           the second round of the
                                                                          Heritage Classic in Hilton
                                                                                                              ranks 93rd on the money list         two quick wins on the              International
                                                                                                              with just over $300,000 but          developmental tour but
   to Martin Castillo of Mexico
   for the World Boxing
                                      my second weight class,”
                                      Mares said. “I’m not training
                                                                             Head Island, South
                                                                                                              would win $1.026 million if
                                                                                                              he holds the lead for 36 more
                                                                                                                                                   struggled to take the next step.

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        Focus Myanmar TV Programme                                 Weather Map of Myanmar and Neighbouring Areas                        Weather forecast for 15th April, 2012
                                                                                                                                  Sr.                                               Temperature (°C/°F)                            For Tomorrow
        MYANMAR                    MYANMAR TV                                                                                     No.                                            Maximum        Minimum                         Forecast                       Percent

                                                                                                                                   1                     Kachin                                   20/68                                                        (60%)
     INTERNATIONAL                                                                                                                                                                 34/93                      Likelihood of scattered rain or thundershowers

                                   (15-4-2012) (Sunday)                                                                            2                     Kayah                     35/95          19/66       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
                                                                                                                                   3                        Kayin                  38/100         24/75       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
     (15-4-12 09:30 am ~           7:00 am                                                                                         4                        Chin                   20/68         12/54        Likelihood of scattered rain or thundershowers   (60%)

    16-4-12 09:30 am) MST           1. Metta Bhavana By                                                                            5                 Upper Sagaing                 27/81          19/66       Likelihood of scattered rain or thundershowers   (60%)
                                                                                                                                   6                Lower Sagaing                  36/97          21/70       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)

       News                            Mingun Sayadaw                                                                             7                   Taninthayi                   38/100         25/77       Likelihood of scattered rain or thundershowers   (60%)

       Mon Traditional             7:40 am                                                                                         8                        Bago                   38/100         24/75       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
                                                                                                                                   9                    Magway                     40/104         24/75       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
       Thingyan Rice                2. Nice and Sweet Song                                                                        10                    Mandalay                   38/100         25/77       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)

       Thingyan Songs &            8:20 am                                                                                        11                        Mon                    38/100         26/79       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
                                                                                                                                  12                    Yangon                     40/104         25/77       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
       Dances                       3. Thin Gyan Decades                                                                          13                    Rakhine                    34/93          24/75       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)

       News                            Ago                                                                                        14                 Southern Shan                 31/88          17/63       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)

       From “ Putao ” to           11:00 am                                                                                       15                 Northern Shan                 34/93          15/59       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
                                                                                                                                  16                 Eastern Shan                  37/99          19/66       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
       “ Machan Baw ”               4. Martial Song                                                                               17                  Ayeyawady                    37/99          25/77       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)

       News                        11:30 am                                                                                       18         Neighbouring Nay Pyi Taw             41/106          22/72       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)

       Thingyan Songs and           5. How It’s Works                                                                             19           Neighbouring Yangon                 40/104         25/77       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
                                                                                                                                  20          Neighbouring Mandalay                38/100         25/77       Likelihood of isolated rain or thundershowers    (60%)
       Dances                      11:50 am                                                                                                                    During the past (24) hours, rain or thundershowers have been fairly widespread in Taninthayi Region,

       News                         6. Myanmar Movies                                                                                   Summary of             scattered in Upper Sagaing Region and Rakhine State and isolated in Magway Region, Kachin, Shan and
                                                                                                                                                               Chin States and weather has been partly cloudy in remaining Region and stage. Day temperature were
                                                                                                                                  observations at 09:30        (3°C) above April average temperatures in Southern Shan State, (4°C) below April average temperatures in
       Current Trends in           2:25 pm                                                                                        hr MST on         today      Sagaing Region and about April average temperatures in the remaining Regions and States. The significant
                                                                                                                                                               day temperatures were Bawlakhe (42°C) and Minbu (41°C). The noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded
       Cardiology Skill in          7. Dance Of Thin Gyan                                                                                                      were Kyaukaw (1.38) inches and Kawthong (0.78) inch.
                                                                                                                                                               Weather is partly cloudy in the Andaman Sea and the South Bay and partly cloudy elsewhere in the Bay of
       Cardiac Practice                Festival                                                                                         Bay Inference

       News                        4:05 pm                                                                                       State of the Sea              Seas will be moderate in Myanmar waters.
                                                                                                                                 Outlook for sub-
       MI People's Celebrities      7. Song Of National Races                                                                    sequent two days
                                                                                                                                                               Likelihood of continuation of rain or thundershowers in the Northern Myanmar areas.

       (ajywDOD; )                 4:05 pm
       News                         8. Dance Of National
       Mrauk U, Treasure
       Trove of Rakhine
                                   4:50 pm
                                                                       Tevez hat-trick & Aguero double fires visitors to within
                                   9. Dance Of Thin Gyan
                                                                                  two points of United in title race
       Ponnya Rama Mogok           8:00 pm                                                                                       Tevez’s swerving effort beat                                             course in his home country.
       Vipassana Meditation        10. News                                                                                      John Ruddy before he set up                                                   But after a fractious
       Monastery                   11. Dance Of Thin Gyan                                                                        Sergio Aguero.                                                           period in his Manchester City
       News                            Festival                                                                                       Norwich replied when                                                career, his performance and
       Myanmar Alternative         12. Myanma Traditional                                                                        Andrew Surman blasted in                                                 the result showed that his
       Medicine ( Aloe vera )          Thin Gyan Festival
                                                                                                                                 after Joe Hart’s punch.                                                  team’s title ambitions were
       Myanmar Movie               13. Myanmar Video
                                                                                                                                      But Tevez boosted the                                               back on track.
       “Kyar Phu”                      Feature
                                                                                                                                 lead with a header and                                                        Despite boss Roberto
                                                                                                                                 Aguero’s solo effort added                                               Mancini’s claims that his team
                                                                                                                                 the gloss before Tevez                                                   had no chance of overtaking
        Measles vaccination given                               Carlos Tevez scores his third and Manchester City’s fifth        rounded Ruddy and Adam                                                   Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, his
         in Nagmon Township                                         L ONDON , 14 April—         Manchester United’s lead to      Johnson tapped in.                                                       once again fluent side showed
                                                                Carlos Tevez’s hat-trick        two points at the Premier                                                                                                                  Sergio
       NAGMON, 14 April—The age-wise measles vaccination        helped Manchester City beat     League summit. United play
   was launched at the meeting hall of Township General                                                                                                                                                                                   Aguero
                                                                Norwich      to    reduce       Aston Villa on Sunday, but
   Administration Department in Nagmon of Putao District in                                                                                                                                                                             scored two
   Kachin State on 22 March morning.                                                                                                                                                                                                     goals for
       At first, Township Administrator U Myo Min Aung
                                                                                 NLM-ner Joke
   made a speech.
       Township Medical Officer Dr U Kan Kyaw Soe explained       There are no dogs allowed here                                                                                                                                        City in their
   matters related to measles vaccination.                            A man goes to a bar with his dog. He goes up to the bar                                                                                                              win at
       The plan of age-wise measles vaccination was             and asks for a drink. The bartender says “You can’t bring                                                                                                                Norwich
   implemented in Nagmon Township and Pannandin Sub-            that dog in here!” The guy, without missing a beat, says
                                                                                                                                       The         Argentine                                              they have not given up.
   Township simultaneously.—Health                              “This is my seeing-eye dog.” “Oh man, “ the bartender says,
                                                                                                                                 celebrated his trio of goals                                                 Aguero, who was also a
                                                                “I’m sorry, here, the first one’s on me.” The man takes his
                                                                                                                                 with a golf swing, perhaps                                               menace, and scored two fine
                                                                drink and goes to a table near the door.
                                                                                                                                 mocking        those    who                                              goals, came inches away from
                                                                      Another guy walks in the bar with a Chihuahua. The
                                                                                                                                 questioned his desire during                                             matching his countryman
                                                                first guys sees him, stops him and says “You can’t bring that
                                                                                                                                 his leave of absence where he                                            when he hit the post late on.
                                                                dog in here unless you tell him it’s a seeing-eye dog.” The
                                                                                                                                 was pictured on the golf                                                                      Internet
                                                                second man graciously thanks the first man and continues
                                                                to the bar. He asks for a drink. The bartender says “Hey, you
                                                                can’t bring that dog in here!”                                                Swansea 3 - 0 Blackburn
                                                                      The second man replies “This is my seeing-eye dog.”
                                                                The bartender says, “No, I don’t think so. They do not have           LONDON, 14 April—Blackburn’s survival hopes took a
                                                                Chiwauas as seeing-eye dogs.” The man pauses for a half-         massive nosedive with a comprehensive defeat at the hands
                                                                second and replies “What?!?! They gave me a                      of classy Swansea.
                                                                Chihuahua?!?”                                                         Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring for the home side,
                                                                                                                                 curling in a delightful left-footed effort.
                                                                          He has two girlfriends                                      Scott Sinclair pounced on a Scott Dann error to supply
                                                                     There was this guy and he had a girlfriend called           Danny Graham who teed up Nathan Dyer for the second.
    THINGYAN PANDAL OPENED: The Maha Thingyan                   Lorraine who was very pretty and he liked her a lot.                  David Dunn spurned chances for Rovers but their fate
     Pandal of Yangon East District in Yangon Region was             One day he went to work to find that a new girl had         was sealed when Dann knocked it into his own net after
    opened at the water throwing and entertainment pandal       started. Her name was Clearly and she was absolutely             Sigurdsson had struck the post.—Internet
    at Monument Junction on Ayeyawun Road in Thakayta           gorgeous. He became quite besotted with her and after a
     Township on 12 April. An official present gifts to film    while it became obvious that she was interested in him too.
    actress Sithu Daw Nwe Nwe San, on behalf of film mom             But this guy was a loyal man and he wouldn’t get
       group that performed entertainment at the pandal.        involved with Clearly while he was still going out with
                         MYANMA ALIN                            Lorraine.
                                                                     He decided that there was nothing for it but to break up
         Saturday’s EPL Results                                 with her and get it on with the new girl.
                                                                     He planned several times to tell Lorraine but he couldn’t
              Norwich        1-6     Man City                   bring himself to do it. One day they went for a walk along the
              Sunderland     0-0     Wolves                     river bank when Lorraine slipped and fell in to the river. The
              Swansea        3-0     Blackburn                  current carried her off and she drowned. The guy stopped
                                                                for a moment by the river and then ran off smiling and
              West Brom      1-0     QPR                        singing: “I can see Clearly now Lorraine has gone”

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   9th Waning of Tagu 1373 ME                                                                                                                                          Sunday, 15 April, 2012

              Diplomats participate in Myanmar Traditional
                 Maha Thingyan Festival in Nay Pyi Taw
        NAY PYI TAW, 14 April—Myanmar Traditional Maha
   Thingyan Festival held for third time in Nay Pyi Taw was                                                                                                                           Diplomats
   packed with revellers on Thingyan Akyat Day today.
        Diplomatic corps led by Director-General U Aye Thaw of                                                                                                                        participate
   Protocol Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
   visited Hotel Golden Land Pandal this morning where they                                                                                                                            in Maha
   enjoyed traditional foods and Thingyan songs and dances.
        The diplomats, officials of the pandal and artistes played                                                                                                                     Thingyan
   water happily.
        They then proceeded to Nay Pyi Taw FC Pandal where                                                                                                                               water
   they enjoyed choral dances and songs.
        Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung                                                                                                                              festival at
   Lwin and wife and party welcomed the diplomatic corps led
   by Dean of the Corps Singaporean Ambassador to Myanmar                                                                                                                               Nay Pyi
   Mr Robert Chua and wife with scented water at Max Myanmar
   Group of Companies Pandal where they played water happily.                                                                                                                          Taw FC
        They enjoyed Thingyan songs and dances at Golden
   Guest Hotel and Shwe Than Lwin Co Pandal and Nay Pyi                                                                                                                                 pandal
   Taw Mayor’s Pandal.
        Union Ministers at the President Office Nay Pyi Taw                                                                                                                           along with
   Council Chairman U Thein Nyunt and U Soe Maung, deputy
   ministers and members of Nay Pyi Taw Council played water                                                                                                                            artistes.
   with the diplomatic corps headed by Union Minister
   U Wunna Maung Lwin. The diplomatic corps enjoyed choral                                                                                                                                MNA
   dances of artistes from the Ministry of Culture.—MNA

    in Hotel
                                                                                                                                        Nay Pyi Taw Maha
     zone on
     Nay Pyi
                                                                                                                                     Thingyan filled with lively
        Taw                                                                                                                               entertainment
                                                                                                                                          NAY PYI TAW, 14 April— Nay Pyi Taw Maha Thingyan
                                                                                                                                     Pandals have been still active since Maha Thingyan Akyo
       Road                                                                                                                          Day. Also today Maha Thingyan Akyat Day, revellers packed
       being                                                                                                                         the Hotel Zone pandals on Nay Pyi Taw Raza Thingaha
     packed                                                                                                                          Road, enjoying lively performances of Myanmar famous
        with                                                                                                                         pop stars and film stars and free snacks offered by merit-
    revellers                                                                                                                        makers.
                                                                                                                                          National Landmark Garden (Nay Pyi Taw), Nay Pyi Taw
      on the                                                                                                                         Water Fountain Garden, Nay Pyi Taw Zoological Garden,
       Akyat                                                                                                                         Safari Park were full of Thingyan fans getting relaxation in
      Day of                                                                                                                         the afternoon.
       Maha                                                                                                                               Nay Pyi Taw Mayor’s Maha Thingyan Pandal was alive
    Thingyan                                                                                                                         with performances of choral dance troupes, pop stars, film
                                                                                                                                     stars and revellers.
      in Nay
                                                                                                                                          Likewise, Ottarathiri, Dekkhinathiri, Pobbathiri,
    Pyi Taw.                                                                                                                         Pyinmana, Tatkon, Lewe Townships in Nay Pyi Taw Council
        MNA                                                                                                                          Area saw the pandals packed with Thingyan fans.—MNA

    Under climate change, winners Late Carroll header completes                                                                          Andy
     and losers on the coral reef  turnaround as Reds secure                                                                            Carroll
                                                    Coral on the                FA Cup final spot                                         with
                                                    Great Barrier         LONDON, 14 April—        record signing — glanced in            mate
                                                                     Andy Carroll scored a         a Craig Bellamy free-kick in           Luis
                                                        Reef,        dramatic late winner as       the 87th minute to keep              Suarez.
                                                                     Liverpool came from behind    Liverpool on course for a
                                                     Australia.      to defeat Merseyside rivals   domestic cup double.              over Blackburn in midweek.             The pony-tailed striker
                                                                     Everton 2-1 to reach the FA       It was the second time in          More importantly the         cut back deftly to Jay
                                                      INTERNET                                                                       goal ensured Liverpool have       Spearing but the young
                                                                                                                                     the opportunity to finish a       midfielder should have done
        SCIENCE DAILY, 14 April—As ocean temperatures rise,                                                                          disappointing season on a         better than a shot which flew
   some species of corals are likely to succeed at the expense of                                                                    high in next month’s final        harmlessly over. Liverpool
   others, according to a report published online on April 12 in                                                                     where they will face the winner   chances thereafter were few
   the Cell Press journal Current Biology that details the first                                                                     of Sunday’s last-four clash       and far between, and while
   large-scale investigation of climate effects on corals.                                                                           between Tottenham and             Kenny Dalglish’s side often
        “The good news is that, rather than experiencing                                                                             Chelsea. Carroll’s decisive       advanced into good
   wholesale destruction, many coral reefs will survive climate                                                                      strike came after Liverpool       attacking positions their
   change by changing the mix of coral species as the ocean                                                                          had fought back to level          forays invariably fizzled out
   warms and becomes more acidic,” said Terry Hughes of                                                                              through Luis Suarez on 62         because of poor play in the
                                                                     Andy Carroll’s late header sent Liverpool through to the        minutes following Nikica          final third. Everton mean-
   James Cook University in Australia. “That’s important for         FA Cup final as they came from behind to beat Everton
   people who rely on the rich and beautiful coral reefs of today                                                                    Jelavic’s opener for Everton.     while looked com-fortable
                                                                                     at Wembley.—INTERNET                                 Liverpool had started        throughout the first period,
   for food, tourism, and other livelihoods.”
        In an attempt to understand the sorts of changes that may    Cup final at Wembley here     five days that Carroll had come   well, with Glen Johnson           mopping up Liverpool’s
   take place as the world’s oceans warm, the researchers            on Saturday.                  to Liverpool’s rescue after       surging forward menacingly        attacks with ease and
   examined the coral composition of reefs along the entire              Carroll — the club’s      scoring an injury-time winner     after only three minutes to       probing for openings.
   length of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.—Internet                much-maligned £35 million     in the Premier League victory     release Carroll.                                       Internet

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