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									       Volume XX, Number 154                                                 6th Waxing of Tawthalin 1374 ME                                                    Friday, 21 September, 2012


       President U Thein Sein looks forward to stronger ties with Beijing
            NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept—President of the Republic of the
       Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein called for fostering
       bilateral ties as he met the general secretary of Yunnan
       Province Communist Party and party members during a
       stopover in Kunming on 18 September morning on the way
       to Nanning to attend the 9th ASEAN-China Expo.
            Present on the occasion were Union ministers U Wunna
       Maung Lwin, U Soe Thein, Thura U Myint Maung, U Nyan
       Tun Aung, U Win Shein and Dr Kan Zaw and Lt-Gen Aung
       Than Htut of Commander-in-Chief’s Office (Army).
            The Myanmar delegation then proceeded to Xian of
       Shaanxi Province from Kunming and stayed for the night
       at the Shangri-La Hotel.
            The Myanmar delegation visited Museum of Qin
       Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the world’s cultural
       heritage site listed by UNSECO in 1987, in Xian yesterday
       morning. The President signed the visitors’ book and
       posed for a documentary photo together with the museum
       personnel.—MNA
             President of the Republic of the Union of
             Myanmar U Thein Sein meets the general
             secretary of Yunnan Province Communist
                            Party.—MNA

                   Vice-President U Nyan Tun inspects                                                                                          NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept –
                                                                                                                                          Patron of the leading
                                                                                                                                                                        victory. The Vice-President
                                                                                                                                                                        urged those present to put
                                                                                                                                          committee for preparation     emphasis       on     timely
                  preparation tasks for 27th SEA Games                                                                                    of the 27th SEA Games Vice-
                                                                                                                                          President U Nyan Tun paid
                                                                                                                                                                        completion of construction
                                                                                                                                                                        of the sports grounds and
                                                                                                                                          an inspection tour of No. 2   holding        games        at
                                                                                                                                          Nay Pyi Taw Sports Training   international level.
                                                                                                                                          Camp of Lewe Township in           The Vice-President
                                                                                                                                          Nay Pyi Taw Council Area      viewed athletes training at
                                                                                                                                          and sports grounds and        No. 2 Nay Pyi Taw Sports
                                                                                                                                          gymnasiums, here, this        Training Camp, who are
                                                                  J                                                                       morning.                      going to take part in track
                                                                                                                                               At the meeting hall of   and field, billiards and
                                                                                                                                          the camp, the Vice-           snooker, Sepak Takraw,
                                                                                                                                          President heard reports       judo,      Pencak       Silat,
                                                                                                                                          presented by Chairman of      badminton, acrobatics, table
                                                                                                                                          the committee Union           tennis, karatedo, taekwondo,
                                                                                                                                          Minister for Sports U Tint    weight lifting, wushu and
                                                                                                                                          Hsan on undertakings for      shooting matches, and gave
                                                                                                                                          successfully holding the      encouragement to athletes
                                                                                                                                          SEA Games and preparation     doing body building
                                                                                                                                          tasks including progress of   exercise at Gym & Fitness
                                                                                                                                          intensive training of         Center.
       Vice-President U Nyan Tun views athletes training hard at Nay Pyi Taw Rowing Sports Camp.— MNA                                     Myanmar athletes to clinch             (See page 9)

        Arsenal’s Wilshere back in full                               long time for someone at            Obama, Karzai discuss                            Messi double gives Barca
                                                                      his age. It’s an eternity, but
          training after 14 months                                    it’s great news,” manager
                                                                                                           ‘insider’ attacks in                              comeback win over
            L ONDON , 20 Sept—       become a regular for the         Arsene Wenger told the                   Afghanistan                                         Spartak
       Arsenal midfielder Jack       London club and forced his       club website (www.
       Wilshere returned to full     way into the England side        arsenal.com).
       training on Thursday after    before being struck down.             “We have to give him a
       14 months out with a               “We are so pleased Jack     few training sessions to see
       persistent ankle problem.     is back in full training. It’s   how he copes and responds
            The 20-year-old had      been 14 months and that’s a      to it. That’s the delicate,
                                                                      sensitive stage - to choose
                                                                      when to bring him in and
                                                                      out. We’ll have to handle                                                                                          PAGE 14
                                                                      that day-by-day.”                                                       PAGE 3
                                                                           Fellow midfielder           Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa (C),
                                                                      Emmanuel Frimpong has                 First Lady Margarita Zavala (R) and the
                                                                      also resumed full training       Mexican Secretary of the Interior Alejandro Poire
                                                                      after injuring his cruciate        (L), participate in the ceremony of the national
                                                                      ligaments when on loan at        flag raising at half mast, in memory of the victims
                                                                      Wolverhampton                     of the earthquake of 1985, in the Zocalo Square
                                                                      Wanderers in February.             of Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on 19 Sept,
                                                                                                                               2012.
                                                                                           Reuters                                                     PAGE 7




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                                                                                            NATIONAL
        Social security board important for satisfactory health                                                                                MYANMAR RED CROSS
                         care service delivery            Labour                                                                                   SOCIETY
          YANGON, 20 Sept—Union Minister for Labour U Maung
      Myint underlined the important role of social security board
                                                                         good care of patients with goodwill and patience, putting
                                                                         heart and soul in their health care service delivery.                   70th Central Council
      in providing medical treatment to laborers as he visited               The Union minister then inspected round the patient
      Yangon Workers’ Hospital on 18 September morning.
          The Union minister called on the hospital staff to take
                                                                         wards and comforted the patients.
                                                                                                                               MNA
                                                                                                                                                       Meeting
                Myanmar Red Cross Society holds 70th meeting                                                                                           20-21 September, 2012
            NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept— To be able to effectively carry        Health Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay and departmental heads,
                                                                                                                                                          Assembly Hall
       out social welfare tasks, relevant region and state red cross     President of Myanmar Red Cross Society, members of the                      Myanmar Red Cross Society
       committees should form red cross societies not loosing            region/state red cross committees. The meeting will continue
       sights on their training, welfare, keeping their spirit up and                                                                                Headquarters, Nay Pyi Taw
                                                                         tomorrow.— MNA
       discipline, said Union Minister for Health Dr Pe Thet Khin.
            In his address at the 70th Meeting of the Central Council
       of the Myanmar Red Cross Society at the its headquarters                                                                                                                              The 70th
       here at today, the Union minister also stressed the importance                                                                                                                        Meeting
       of the cooperative efforts of Myanmar Red Cross Society in
       the interests of the country and the people to be in conformity                                                                                                                         of the
       with the framework laid down by the State and basic                                                                                                                                    Central
       principles of the red cross, he added.
            Myanmar Red Cross Society has made efforts for                                                                                                                                   Council
       educating the people on communicable diseases for many                                                                                                                                  of the
       years, and has also carried out rescue and rehabilitation
       tasks, disaster preparedness and disseminating knowledge                                                                                                                              Myanmar
       on first aids in cooperation with other red cross/red crescent                                                                                                                           Red
       societies, said the Union minister.
            The members of the MRCS and volunteers across the                                                                                                                                  Cross
       country have been carrying out the disaster preparedness                                                                                                                               Society
       tasks and made rescue efforts on the country.
            Eighty percent of the association’s Emergency                                                                                                                                        in
       Management Fund amounted US$ 500,000 has been saved                                                                                                                                   progress.
       at the bank and arrangements are being made to spend the
                                                                                                                                                                                                MNA
       interests of the saving on rescue works.
            The meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister for
                                                                            Prepaid top up card worth K 5000 come out                                                        Winners awarded
             Medical servicemen give                                          YANGON, 20 Sept—The Prepaid Top-up                                                             in Sepak Takraw
                                                                         Card worth K 5000 are available at telephone
             health care in Maungtaw                                     and accessories shops and some shops in
                                                                                                                                                                                  Contest
                                                                                                                                                                                 KATHA, 20 Sept—The
                                                                         wards through Myanma Posts and
                     Township                                            Telecommunications as of 19 September.
                                                                                                                                                                            Township Administrator’s
                                                                                                                                                                            Cup Inter-Ward/Village
            NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept—Members of local medical                     It is good news for those facing
                                                                                                                                                                            (Inter-Club) Sepak Takraw
       battalion of Maungtaw Township are giving health care             difficulties to install the pre-paid top up
                                                                                                                                                                            Contest concluded in Katha
       services to the people at the relief camps in Maungtaw.           cards by the end of every month.
                                                                                                                                                                            Township for 2012.
            They provided medical checkups to the local people,               Thus, Prepaid Top-up Card worth K
                                                                                                                                                                                 On 22 August morning,
       distributed pamphlets about health knowledge, talked              5000 are now high demand at the telephone
                                                                                                                                                                            the prize presentation
       about health care knowledge, fumigated relief camps               shops.
                                                                                                                                                                            ceremony took place at
       against dengue hemorrhagic fever and chlorinated the                   At present, mobile phone sales centres
                                                                                                                                                                            Ayeya Shweli Gymnasium.
       water of wells and tanks at relief camps in Shweyinaye            in various townships including Nay Pyi
                                                                                                                                                                            Hluttaw representative U
       village and Khayemyaine village on 18 September and               Taw, Yangon and Mandalay are selling the
                                                                                                                                                                            Sein Tun presented the first
       the camps in Thayekhonbaung village, Kainegyi village             top up cards in competitiveness.
                                                                                                                                                                            prize to Ywathit Village and
       and Mawyawady village in Maungtaw Township                             “K 5000-worth top up card is included in responsible person of the mobile phone
                                                                                                                                                                            Township Administrator U
       yesterday.                                                        the list of today’s best seller goods,” said a shop.—Myanma Alin
                                                                                                                                                                            Zaw Min Htaik, the second
            They provided health care services to 232 local                                                                                               District          prize to Dauntgyi Village.
       people of various relief camps in Maungtaw Township.                Damaged road repaired in Madauk                                                 News                           Myanma Alin
                                                           MNA
                                                                              MADAUK, 20 Sept—Continuous torrential rains hit                 (Rtd)-Daw Mu Mu and U Tin Aung Soe-Daw Khaing Wah
                                                                         Madauk of Nyaunglebin Township, Bago Region, in July.                Wah of Yangon, local people from Hleseik Ward,
                                                                              Due to heavy rains, Sittoung River was swollen. The             Thaunggyi Village administrator U Win Oo and local
                                                                         maintenance of Pan Ngwe Yon Tawyakyaung Road damaged                 people, Headmaster U Arnt Kyaw of Myoma (1) Basic
                                                                         in the overflow of the river was carried out on 16 September         Education Primary School, teachers and students and local
                                                                         morning.                                                             people participated in the maintenance of the road.
                                                                              Under the leadership of road donors Captain Khin Win                They upgraded the road to a 1500 feet long, 12 feet
                                                                                                                                              wide and one foot high facility.
                                                                              Two motorcycles head on                                                                                    Myanma Alin
                                                                                     collision                                                 Action taken against reckless
                                                                              BAGO, 20 Sept—According to the information that the
                                                                         injured persons arrived at the hospital due to collision of                      driver
                                                                         two motorcycles at 4 pm on 16 September in front of                      BAGO, 20 Sept—Daw Khin Cho Myint, daughter of U
                                                                         Kalyani Ward Administrator’s Office on Shwethalyaung                 Tin Myint on bicycle from Indagaw to Kawa was hit by a
                                                                         Pagoda Road in Bago, SIP Maung Maung Kyaw and party                  Trawlargyi driven by Han Zaw Tun, son of U Than Htay
       Dr Pyae Phyo Aung, son of U Hla Min and Daw                       inspected the incident.                                              between mile post No 4/1 and 4/2 on Indagaw-Kawa Road
          Aye Aye, of Dagon Myothit (East) Yangon                             Win Hsan, son of U Thein Lwin of 6th Street in Oktha            in Bago Township at 12.50 pm on 17 September.
          Region, donates K 500,000 to the fund of                       Myothit Ward 1 and Thein Kyaw, son of U Tin Aung of                      In the incident, Daw Khin Cho Myint fell on the pile
        Hninzigon Home for the Aged through Joint                        Maha Zedi Lake Road in Mazin Ward of Bago were injured               of gravels beside the road.
            Secretary of the executive committee                         and their motorcycles were destroyed in the incident.                    Indagaw Police Station opened a file of lawsuit against
                   U Nyi Nyi Lwin.—NLM                                                                                Myanma Alin             reckless driver Han Zaw Tun.—Myanma Alin




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                                                                                                     WORLD
                                                                               EU foreign policy chief                 Obama, Karzai discuss ‘insider’ attacks in
                                                                                Catherine Ashton (R)
                                                                                   and Iran’s chief                                 Afghanistan
                                                                               negotiator Saeed Jalili
                                                                                                                      WASHINGTON, 20 Sept—             on Tuesday there would be          Afghan security personnel
                                                                                (C) walk before their
                                                                                                                 President Barack Obama and            no change in Obama’s               have turned their weapons
                                                                              meeting in the garden of           Afghan President Hamid                timeline for gradually handing     on their Western mentors.
                                                                              the Iranian Consulate in           Karzai agreed on Wednesday            over security responsibility            NATO ordered a cutback
                                                                                      Istanbul                   to press forward with a US-           to Afghans and eventually          on Tuesday in operations with
                                                                                  on 18 Sept, 2012.              Afghan security pact, the             withdrawing US troops.             Afghan forces in response to
                                                                                      REUTERS                    White House said, despite             NATO has agreed to remove          a surge of insider attacks, but
                                                                                                                 the curtailment of NATO               most of its forces in 2014.        said the restriction was
             Iran says six powers to meet before more                                                            operations in response to a                At least 51 foreign troops    temporary and would not
                                                                                                                 surge in “insider” attacks on         have been killed in “insider”      derail the security handover.
               Iran         nuclear talks                                                                        foreign servicemen.                   attacks this year in which                                Reuters
            I STANBUL , 20 Sept—          Germany and Britain have            existence and that it may               “The two presidents
       Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator    sought to persuade Iran to          attack Iran if diplomacy and       discussed a range of issues,
       Saeed Jalili said on               scale back its nuclear work by      sanctions fail.                    including efforts to stem
       Wednesday he and European          intensifying        economic              In Vienna, the head of       insider attacks on US,
       Union foreign policy chief         sanctions and diplomatic            Israel’s atomic energy             coalition, and Afghan forces,”
       Catherine Ashton had agreed        pressure. They fear Iran is         commission said Iran carried       the White House said in a
       to defer more nuclear talks        developing an atomic bomb           out its nuclear activities “with   statement summarizing a
       until she has consulted the        capability, but Tehean says         impunity” as international         video conference call
       six world powers she               its nuclear programme has           measures had no effect on the      between the two leaders.
       represents next week.              only peaceful purposes.             programme. “Iran is utterly             They also agreed to
            Jalili said his talks with         Ashton is expected to          indifferent to decisions and       continue implementation of a
       Ashton          had       been     meet the six powers on the          wishes of the international        Strategic        Partnership
       constructive. “We evaluated        margins of the United Nations       community,” Shaul Chorev           agreement signed in May
       the common points and what         General Assembly in New             told the annual assembly of        during Obama’s visit to               US President Barack Obama (R) talks during a meeting
       we could do for further            York next week.                     the 155-nation International       Afghanistan, the White                  with Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai at the
       cooperation and future                  Though three rounds of         Atomic Energy Agency               House said.                           NATO Summit at McCormick Place in Chicago, on 20
       meetings,” Jalili told a news      talks with Iran since April have    (IAEA).—Reuters                         The White House said                            May , 2012.—REUTERS
       conference in Istanbul, after      made little progress, neither
       meeting Ashton late on             side wants to stop negotiating      Amid court challenges, early voting begins in US election US
       Tuesday.                           because of concerns that a
            He said they had agreed       breakdown of diplomacy                   WASHINGTON, 20 Sept— The 6 November election is still               September, 30 states will have begun either in-person or
       to renew contact after Ashton      could lead to war.                  seven weeks away, but early, in-person voting begins in two              absentee voting, and eventually all the states will join in.
       has met the six powers seeking          Israel, believed to be the     states on Friday, even as Democrats and Republicans battle                    Much of the focus of the early voting period will be on
       to rein in Iran’s nuclear          Middle East’s only nuclear-         in court over controversial plans to limit such voting before            the politically divided states of Ohio and Florida, which could
       programme. The United              armed state, says any Iranian       Election Day.                                                            be crucial in deciding the race between Democratic President
       States, Russia, China, France,     atom bomb would threaten its             Idaho and South Dakota are the first states to begin early          Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.
                                                                              voting on Friday, although North Carolina has been accepting                  The states have also been the venues for court battles
               World Bank, IMF see                                            absentee ballots by mail since 6 September. By the end of                in which Democrats have accused Republican-led legislatures
                                                                                                                                                       of trying to limit early voting periods in order to suppress
             worsening Palestinian fiscal                                                                                          A sign is           turnout of working-class and minority voters.
                                                                                                                                                            Such voters make up large percentages of those casting
                       crisis    Palestine                                                                                           seen
                                                                                                                                                       ballots before Election Day, and they tend to back Democrats.
                                                                                                                                   outside a
            RAMALLAH, 20 Sept—A           PA budget in 2012, with donor                                                             polling            Absentee ballots, popular among military voters, tend to
       gathering crisis in the            funds expected to cover just                                                             place in            favour Republicans.
       Palestinian economy will           $1.14 billion of this shortfall.                                                         Brooklyn,                The restrictions on early voting are among several
       worsen unless foreign                    “Donors do need to act                                                                                 election laws passed by Republican-led legislatures since
                                                                                                                                     New
       funding increases and Israel       urgently in the face of a serious                                                                            2010. Other new laws, also challenged by Democrats and
                                                                                                                                   York on             voting-rights groups, have been aimed at limiting voter
       eases long-standing curbs on       fiscal crisis facing the PA
       development, the World Bank        (Palestinian Authority) in the                                                           24 April,           registration and requiring voters to show photo IDs.
       and International Monetary         short term,” Mariam Sherman,                                                               2012.             Republicans say the laws are aimed at preventing voter fraud.
       Fund said on Wednesday.            the World Bank’s country                                                                 REUTERS                                                                    Reuters
            “Looking ahead, with          director for the West Bank and
       persisting        restrictions,
       financing difficulties with aid
                                          Gaza Strip, said in a statement.
                                                The PA, which exercises
                                                                                 Violent storm hits Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, killing seven
                                                                                   MEXICO CITY, 20 Sept—         killed five people and injured        of Asuncion.
       shortfalls, and stalemate in the   limited self-rule in the West
                                                                              A violent storm with winds         80, civil rescue units told                The severe storm began
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Disaster
       peace process, there is a high     Bank, receives most of its aid
       risk of a continued economic       from the United States, the         up to 150km per hour (kph)         local press.                          in Paraguay on Tuesday             suburbs of Mariano Roque
       slowdown, a rise in                European Union and Arab             ripped through west-central             Among the victims were           afternoon, pummeling its           Alonso, 15 km from Asuncion,
       unemployment, and social           nations. But over the past          South America early on             four Armed Forces cadets who          southern cities of Encarnacion     where the cadets were
       upheaval,” the IMF said.           several years there has been a      Wednesday, especially              died when the roof of their           and Pilar with hail, and ripping   stationed and many homes
            In a separate report issued   shortfall in aid coming from        Paraguay, Bolivia and              dormitory collapsed, and a            off roofs and uprooting trees      were destroyed.
       ahead of a conference on           Arab states resulting in the        Uruguay, killing at least seven    woman whose car was                   in the country’s central and            Medical and rescue units
       Palestinian aid in New York        PA being unable to pay salaries     people and injuring many           crushed by a falling water            southern regions.                  said the injured were being
       next week, the World Bank          to its 153,000 civil servants on    others, according to reports       tank in the Paraguayan capital             The worst hit area was the    treated at different facilities,
       forecast a $1.5 billion (924.3     time, on several occasions this     reaching here.                                                                                              including the Military
       million pounds) deficit in the     year.—Reuters                            In Paraguay, the storm                                                                                 Hospital and Police Hospital.
                                                                                                                                                                                               In Bolivia, at least two
             Three killed in explosion in Kandahar, Afghanistan                                                                                                                           people died after an eight-
                                                                                                                                                                                          hour torrential downpour that
                           Afghanistan                                                                                                                                                    began at 5 am local time (0900
            KANDAHAR, 20 Sept—At least three people             The dead included two policemen and a
                                                                                                                                                                                          GMT) sparked flash floods in
      were killed in a blast targeting a police vehicle    passer-by child and the wounded were five
                                                                                                                                                                                          the eastern city of Santa Cruz,
      in Kandahar, capital of the southern Afghan          policemen and a civilian, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                          where scores of homes were
      province of Kandahar, on Wednesday, a                     No group has claimed responsibility for
                                                                                                                                                                                          damaged.A local police report
      provincial government spokesman said.                the attack but Taleban militants have been
                                                                                                                                                                                          identified the two victims as
            “A bomb fixed in a motor tricycle was          behind most suicide and roadside bomb attacks
                                                                                                                                                                                          teacher Sara Rivera, 74, and
      detonated at around 7:45 pm local time when          across the war-ravaged country.
                                                                                                                                                                                          her son Marco Antonio, 47,
      a police vehicle was passing by in the 14 sub-            Kandahar, the birthplace of Taleban, has         A fire man retrieves a tree that fell over a vehicle killing             who died when their vehicle
      district of Kandahar city,”Jawid Faisal told         seen increasing violence despite constant               a young woman in front of a storm affected mall, in                    was swept up by floods.
      Xinhua.                                              military operations.—Xinhua                            Roque Alonso, Paraguay, on 19 Sept, 2012.—XINHUA                                               Xinhua




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                                       SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
       NASA rover snaps pictures of an eclipse from Mars Science                              Tech giants form new Internet
                                      600 images with its left and gravity.
                                      right cameras, about 100 of      The moons’ passages by
                                                                                                      lobby group Tech
                                                                           which captured some part of        the sun, captured by NASA’s                 SAN FRANCISCO, 20 Sept—          recently stepped down as a top
                                                                           the eclipse.                       rovers, help scientists nail           Google, Facebook, Amazon              aide to US House Energy and
                                                                                 Not all the pictures have    down their orbits and                  and 11 other technology               Commerce           Committee
                                                                           been radioed back to Earth.        determine how fast they are            heavyweights on Wednesday             Chairman Fred Upton. The
                                                                           Curiosity has a partner in the     changing.                              announced that they have              group is based in Washington.
                                                                           project. From the other side of         That information in turn          formed a lobby group, vowing               Tech giants have been
                                                                           the planet, the rover              is used to assess how much             to strengthen and protect a           more politically savvy these
                                                                           Opportunity was expected to        Mars is deformed as the                free and innovative Internet.         years as US lawmakers are
         The Curiosity rover observes the moon Phobos grazing              try to shoot the eclipse on        moons go by.                                The group, called “The           putting more attention to
        the sun’s disk on Martian day, or sol, 37 (13 Sept, 2012)          Wednesday.                              Curiosity        resumed          Internet Association,” is the         issues like on-line privacy and
                in this NASA handout image. —REUTERS                            Aside from pretty             skywatching on Tuesday,                first trade association               competition.
             CAPE C ANAVERAL , 20        Mars than our moon is to          pictures, the images should        when both moons passed                 representing the interests of              Google spent a record 5.03
       Sept— NASA’s Mars rover           Earth, so they shoot across       help scientists learn more         overhead.                              the Internet economy in the           million US dollars on lobbying
       Curiosity, dispatched to          the sky relatively quickly.       about Mars’ internal                    “This was a really hard           United States, it said in a Press     during the first quarter this
       determine if the planet most      Phobos takes less than eight      structure. Like Earth’s moon,      thing to do. The timing was            Release. The association now          year, a big increase from 1.48
       like Earth in the solar system    hours to circle Mars. Deimos      Mars’ moons have some              very precise,” Lemmon said.            has 14 members, namely                million dollars in the same
       could have supported              takes about 30 hours to make      gravitational pull that slightly        The next Martian                  Amazon.com, AOL, eBay,                period last year. Facebook also
       microbial life, has taken on a    the trip.                         change the planet’s shape.         eclipses will take place in            Expedia, Facebook, Google,
       second job — moonlighting              Last Thursday, the                “That in turn changes         about 11 months. By then,              IAC, LinkedIn, Monster,
       as an astronomer.                 moons started to cross paths.     the moons’ orbits — Phobos         Curiosity should be in a better        Rackspace, Salesforce.com,
             Last week, Curiosity             “Phobos grazed the edge      is slowing down, Deimos is         vantage point.                         TripAdvisor, Yahoo and
       outfitted its high-resolution     of the sun, as seen from          speeding up, like our moon,”            The rover’s eventual              Zynga. Although Apple and
       camera with protective filters    Curiosity. We had basically a     Lemmon said. “This is              science target is a three-mile-        Microsoft are absent from the
       and took pictures of the sun      partial eclipse,” astronomer      something that happens very        high mound of sediment                 list, the group said it                  Photo shows logos of
       as Phobos, one of Mars’ two       Mark Lemmon, with Texas           slowly over time.”                 rising from the floor of the           represents “the unified voice             Google, Facebook,
       small moons, sailed by. It was    A&M University, told                   In 10 million to 15 million   Gale Crater impact basin               of the Internet economy.”                 Amazon and eBay.
       a tricky shoot.                   reporters during a conference     years, Phobos is expected to       where Curiosity landed six                  “A free and innovative                    RETUERS
             Phobos and its sister       call on Wednesday.                be so close to Mars that it will   weeks ago.                             Internet is vital to our nation’s
       moon Deimos are closer to              The rover took more than     be torn apart by the planet’s                             Reuters         economic growth,” said                broke its lobbying record in
                                                                                                                                                     Michael Beckerman, President          the second quarter of 2012, the
               Bank group warns of                                                                                                                   and CEO of The Internet               quarter during which the
                                                                                                                                                     Association. He said those            company went public. It spent
              heightened risk of cyber                                                                                                               companies “understand the             960,000 dollars in wooing
                                                                                                                                                     future of the Internet is at stake”   politicians, tripling the money
                      attacks      Tech                                                                                                              and they “must work together          it spent in the same period of
            SAN FRANCISCO, 20 Sept—A financial services industry                                                                                     to protect it.” Beckerman             2011.—Reuters
       group warned US banks, brokerages and insurers on
       Wednesday to be on heightened alert for cyber attacks after
                                                                                                                                                     RIM shares rise on Microsoft file
       Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase experienced unexplained                                                                                    technology license deal   Tech
       outages on their public websites.
            The Financial Services Information Sharing and                                                                                                 TORONTO, 20 Sept— Research In Motion’s shares jumped
       Analysis Centre, which is widely known as FS-ISAC, raised                                                                                     on Tuesday after it signed a patent licensing deal with Microsoft
       the cyber threat level to “high” from “elevated” in an                                                                                        Corp to use one of the technology company’s file storage
       advisory to members, citing “recent credible intelligence           JPMorgan Chase & Co’s international headquarters are                      systems. Microsoft said the patent being licensed by RIM
       regarding the potential” for cyber attacks as its reason for          seen on Park Avenue in New York on 13 July, 2012.                       greatly expands the size of files that flash memory devices can
       the move.                                                                                 REUTERS                                             handle and increases the speed at which those files can be
            The problems with the websites at the two banks came           customers. The problems followed issues with the website of               accessed. The technology also provides the ability to seamlessly
       after an unidentified person posted a statement on the Internet     Bank of America Corp on Tuesday amid threats on the Internet              transfer data between a variety of different devices.
       threatening to attack Bank of America and the New York Stock        that a group was planning to launch cyber attacks on a US                       “This is potentially money out of RIM’s coffers for the
       Exchange as a “first step” in a campaign against US companies.      bank.                                                                     right to use the ex-FAT patent in its technology. But what it
       The posting said the attacks would continue until the film that          JPMorgan Chase spokesman Patrick Linehan said: “We’re                does for investors and others is provide a glimpse into what
       had stirred up anti-US protests across the Middle East was          experiencing intermittent issues with Chase.com. We apologize             the BlackBerry 10 devices can do,” said Kevin Restivo, a
       “erased” from the Internet.                                         for any inconvenience and are working to restore full                     mobile device analyst at global research firm IDC.
            It was not possible to identify the person who posted the      connectivity.”                                                                  RIM has seen its once dominant position in the
       statement. Nor was it clear if the threat had anything to do with        A Bank of America spokesman reported no continuing                   smartphone market slip away to Apple Inc, Samsung and
       the issues at either of the two banks.                              problems on Wednesday. “Our online banking services                       other competitors, and the company’s fate may depend on the
            Dan Holden, director of security research at Arbor             have been, and are, up and running,” Mark Pipitone said.                  success of its new line of devices, the BlackBerry 10, which
       Networks, said that several US banks were under assault by          “The vast majority of our customers have not experienced                  is set to hit the market early in 2013. RIM hopes the BlackBerry
       a distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign. He declined        any issues.”                                                              10 will help it regain market share that has been ceded to
       to identify them by name.                                                     ‘ENSURE CONSTANT DILIGENCE’                                     snazzier devices such as Apple’s iPhone and others that run
            An outside security contractor who was familiar with the            The short advisory from the industry group urged banks               on Google Inc’s Android operating system.
       attacks said that they were “massive” in scope.                     and other industry members to “ensure constant diligence in                     “I think there is some anticipation and speculation around
            Denial-of-service attacks seek to disrupt websites and         monitoring and quick response to any malicious events.”                   the devices that RIM will launch as a result of the announcement
       other computer systems at the targeted organization by                   The Reston, Virginia-based group is owned by dozens of               today,” Restivo said. RIM shares closed 21 Canadian cents
       overwhelming their networks with computer traffic.                  firms, including the two banks, as well as Citigroup Inc,                 higher at C$7.24 on Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
                              FRAUD ALERT                                  Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley. Insurers                      On Nasdaq, they closed 2.3 percent higher at $7.42.—Reuters
            The move by FS-ISAC came just two days the FBI                 including American International Group, Allstate Corp and
       published a “fraud alert” advising financial services firms that    State Farm Insurance also belong to the group, as do credit
       cyber criminals may be disrupting service to their websites in      card companies MasterCard Inc and Visa Inc.
       a bid to keep banks from noticing a recent surge in fraudulent           The advisory also cited a warning from Microsoft Corp
       large-sized wire transfers. (1.usa.gov/SUGCDZ)                      that hackers have attacked some of its customers by means
            “Often these DDoS attacks are part of a more sophisticated     of a security bug in its widely used Internet Explorer
       blended threat - One that utilizes DDoS as a diversion for more     browser.
       complex, difficult to detect techniques with the intention to            Microsoft has yet to release software to fix that security
       extract customer data or financial information,” said Holden        flaw. The German government advised the public to stop
       of Arbor Networks.                                                  using Internet Explorer until an update is released. The US
            An FBI spokeswoman declined to say if the tactics cited        Department of Homeland Security has advised users to follow
       in the fraud alert were related to the problems experienced by      steps recommended by Microsoft to reduce the risk of attacks
       the two banks.                                                      but noted that those measures may not fully secure the
            On Wednesday the consumer banking website of                   browser.                                                                  A sign of Research in Motion (RIM) is seen at its headquarters
       JPMorgan Chase & Co was intermittently unavailable to some                                                                 Reuters            in Waterloo, Ontario, on 22 Jan, 2012. —REUTERS




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                                              BUSINESS & HEALTH
               BofA cutting 16,000 jobs by year end in                                                                                                                                     Health
                    cost-plan acceleration: WSJ Business                                                                                                                           Boston Scientific
            C HARLOTTE , (North            a year ahead of schedule in       to top management, the                                                                                 to buy privately
       Carolina), 20 Sept— Bank            eliminating 30,000 jobs           Journal reported.
       of America Corp (BAC N) is          under a programme called                Since taking the helm in                                                                        held heart device
       planning to cut 16,000 jobs         Project New BAC.                  2010, Chief Executive Brian
       by year end as it speeds up a            The job cuts could           Moynihan has been working                                                                                   maker
       company-wide cost-cutting           shrink the bank’s workforce       to streamline and reduce risk                                                                      BOSTON , 20 Sept—
       initiative amid declining           below that of rivals              at a company that has lagged                                                                  Medical device maker Boston
       revenues, the Wall Street           JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM          rivals in recovering from the                                                                 Scientific Corp said it would
       Journal reported on                 N) and Wells Fargo & Co           financial crisis, largely due                                                                 buy privately held heart
       Wednesday.                          (WFC N).                          to mortgage-related losses.                                                                   device maker BridgePoint
            The job cuts would put              The reductions were                Bank of America                                                                         Medical Inc to gain access to
       the second-largest US bank          outlined in a document given      spokesman Larry Di Rita            A woman smiles as she walks past an electronic board its product that restores blood
                                                                             declined to comment. The               displaying graphs showing recent movements of          flow in blocked coronary
                                                                             bank had 275,460 employees        Japanese market indices, outside a brokerage in Tokyo arteries.
                                                                             at the end of the second                 on 15 Feb, 2012. Asian shares, oil and copper             Minneapolis, Minne-
                                                                             quarter.                           extended losses on 20 Sept, 2012 after data indicated sota-based BridgePoint’s
                                                                                   Under Project New BAC,        little respite for Chinese manufacturers, keeping the     catheter-based system is
                                                                             Bank of America has said it        outlook unclear whether policymakers in the world’s approved by the US Food and
                                                                             planned to eliminate $5            second-largest economy will feel compelled to follow Drug Administration and
                                                                             billion in annual expenses                the global rush of stimulus action.—REUTERS         European health regulators to
                                                                             and 30,000 jobs by the end of                                                                 treat chronically occluded
                                                                             2013, largely through cuts in
                                                                             consumer and technology
                                                                                                              Corporate investment in US                                   coronary arteries — which are
                                                                                                                                                                           blocked typically for 3 months
                                                                             areas.
                                                                                   A second phase is
                                                                                                              start-ups rises 16 percent in                                or longer — that prevent blood
                                                                                                                                                                           circulation to critical areas of
                                                                             expected to eliminate $3         second quarter                             Business          the heart. These devices are
                                                                             billion in annual expenses                                                                    designed        to      permit
                                                                             by mid-2015 by making                  SAN FRANCISCO, 20 Sept         Healthcare and the
                                                                                                              —         Corporate-backed automotive/transportation         endovascular treatment in
                                                                             undisclosed cuts in capital
                                                                             markets,         commercial      venture groups invested sectors each took 20 percent. cases that may otherwise
                                                                             banking       and      wealth    $2.1 billion in the quarter          Most deals involved co- require a patient to undergo
         Pedestrians are reflected in the window as customers                management areas.                ended 30 June, up 16 percent investors from traditional surgery.
         conduct transactions at a Bank of America ATM in                                                     from the same period in venture capital firms such                Financial terms of the
                                                                                   In the second quarter,
               Washington on 19 July, 2011.—REUTERS                                                           2011, underscoring the as First Round Capital,               deal, which is expected to
                                                                             cost savings from the first
                                                                             phase were running at an         continued allure start-ups Index Ventures, and close in the fourth quarter,
       Six million Americans likely to                                       annual pace of $970 million,     hold for their more Sequoia Capital.                         were not disclosed by Boston
                                                                                                              established competitors.             Big companies like to Scientific. The deal is not
       pay healthcare tax in 2016 Health                                     behind a goal of $1 billion,
                                                                             the Journal said, citing the           The corporate-backed invest in start-ups to keep expected to impact Boston
                                                                             document.                        funds invested in some 118 an eye on potential new Scientific’s earnings in 2012
             WASHINGTON, 20 Sept—          facing penalties to a bleaker
                                                                                   Bank of America is one     companies in the United technologies and players in and 2013, but will add to
       US budget experts raised their      economic picture that will
                                                                             of many financial companies      States, according to a report their fields. Financial gains earnings after that. Shares of
       forecast on Wednesday of how        mean higher unemployment
                                                                             slashing thousands of jobs       released on Thursday by are typically are less Natick, Massachusetts-based
       many Americans will                 and lower wages and salaries.
                                                                             amid new regulations and a       consultancy CB Insights, important than the strategic Boston Scientific were up
       probably have to pay a penalty           There are now 49 million
                                                                             tepid economy that are           with internet companies insights             the     bigger about 1 percent to $5.79 in
       in 2016 for not buying health       people without health                                                                                                           morning trade on the
                                                                             crimping revenue.                winning almost one-third of companies gain.
       insurance to 6 million from 4       insurance in the United States,
                                                                                                   Reuters    the cash.                                           Reuters Nasdaq.—Reuters
       million. The 50 percent             according to the US Census
       increase was likely to draw
       fire from Republicans on the
                                           Bureau. Under the Affordable
                                           Care Act, better known to the
                                                                             Smoking, drinking tied to earlier pancreatic cancer                                                              Health
       campaign trail who want to          public as “Obamacare,” more                                                                             former smokers or drinkers if they had quit 10 years or more
       repeal President Barack             than 30 million people would                                                                            before being diagnosed.
       Obama’s signature healthcare        become eligible to buy                                                                                        On average, the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in
       law and who reject the penalty      subsidized private insurance                                                                            your lifetime is about one in 71. And the average age at
       as a government intrusion into      or receive Medicaid coverage                                                                            diagnosis is 72, according to the American Cancer Society.
       the lives of individuals.           in 2014.                                                                                                      But in this study, current smokers and heavy drinkers
             But the nonpartisan                The law requires most                                                                              were diagnosed a decade earlier than that.
       Congressional Budget Office         Americans to have some form                                                                                   That could be an important motivator for people to quit
       said some of the increase           of health insurance — known                                                                             smoking or curb their drinking, according to Anderson.
       reflects state opposition to        as the individual mandate.                                                                              “That’s potentially an extra decade of life,” she said.
       an expansion under the              The law stipulates that those                                                                                 The findings, reported in the American Journal of
       healthcare law of the               who do not acquire health                                                                               Gastroenterology, are based on 811 patients in a pancreatic
       Medicaid programme for              coverage will face a penalty.                                                                           cancer registry. Those who were current smokers were
       the poor, which is most                  The       penalty       is                                                                         typically diagnosed around age 62, versus age 70 among
       unpopular in states with            scheduled to rise in 2016 to                                                                            non-smokers. Heavy drinkers, meanwhile, were typically
       Republican governors or             $695 or 2.5 percent of          Two shots of liquor and cigarette are seen at a bar in                  diagnosed at age 61 — almost a decade earlier than non-
       Republican-majority                 household            income,              Prague on 12 Sept, 2012.— REUTERS                             drinkers. Heavy drinking was defined as roughly three or
       legislatures. CBO, which            whichever is greater. That         NEW YORK, 20 Sept—People who smoke or drink heavily                  more standard drinks a day. A 12-ounce beer or five ounces
       issued its last forecast in April   year is when the law’s        may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than folks                of wine would equate to a standard drink.
       2010, also attributed the           provisions are expected to    who avoid those habits, a new study suggests.                                   The findings do not prove that smoking or drinking led
       larger number of people             operate fully.—Reuters             It’s long been known that smoking is a risk factor for               to the earlier cancers. But Anderson’s team did account for
                                                                         developing pancreatic cancer — a disease that is rarely                   a number of other factors, like body weight and family
                                                             Bottles of  caught early and has a grim prognosis. Only about five of                 history of pancreatic cancer. And smoking and heavy
                                                            Zocor, the   every 100 people diagnosed with the cancer are still alive                drinking were still linked to earlier diagnoses.
                                                           Merck & Co five years later. The evidence on heavy drinking has been                          What’s more, Anderson noted, there was a “dose”
                                                         Inc cholesterol more mixed, but some studies have suggested it’s also a risk              effect. Smokers who went through more than a pack a day
                                                          fighting drug, factor. Now, the new results show the disease may strike                  were diagnosed at a younger age than people who smoked
                                                         are shown in a smokers and drinkers earlier in life.                                      less than a pack per day. And once people had refrained from
                                                           pharmacy in        “If you do have these habits, and you’re going to                    smoking or heavy drinking for a decade, the excess risk of
                                                         Westfield, New develop pancreatic cancer, the age of presentation may be                  an early cancer seemed to disappear.
                                                          Jersey, on 28 younger,” said lead researcher Dr Michelle A Anderson, of                        According to Anderson, the findings could have
                                                            Nov, 2005.   the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.                    implications in the future, if widespread screening for
                                                              REUTERS         Her team also found that the effect disappeared for                  pancreatic cancer becomes a reality.—Reuters




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                                                                                                    WORLD
              US official says Benghazi consulate was                                                                                                                                   Israeli army
                          “terrorist attack”        US                                                                                                                                  holds major
            WASHINGTON, 20 Sept—         Olsen, director of the National        Whether or not the attack
       The assault on the US             Counterterrorism Centre,          was planned well in advance                                                                                  drill    Israel
       consulate in Benghazi last        said in response to a question    has become a point of dispute                                                                                     JERUSALEM, 20 Sept—
       week in which four Americans      at a Senate hearing.              between        the    Obama                                                                                  Israeli Air Force and army’s
       died was a “terrorist attack”          Olsen said whether the       administration            and                                                                                northern and central
       that may have had an al-          attack was planned for 11         Republican lawmakers who                                                                                     command ground units on
       Qaeda connection, a top US        September was under               say it bears the hallmarks of a                                                                              Wednesday held a major day-
       counterterrorism official told    investigation, but the            premeditated assault. Senior                                                                                 long drill on the Golan
       Congress on Wednesday.            information so far indicated      Libyan officials have said the                                                                               Heights. As a part of the drill,
            Rocket-propelled gren-       it was “an opportunistic          attack was planned in                                                                                        reserve troops residing in the
                                                                                                                The US Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a
       ades and mortars struck the       attack” that “began and           advance.                                                                                                     centre of the country received
                                                                                                                protest by an armed group said to have been protesting a
       consulate on 11 September,        evolved, and escalated over            At the same hearing,                                                                                    telephone        alerts      to
                                                                                                                         film being produced in the United States
       the anniversary of the 2001       several hours.”                   Republican Senator Susan                                                                                     immediately join their units
                                                                                                                               on 11 Sept, 2012.—REUTERS
       attacks on the United States.          There were well-armed        Collins said she agreed with                                                                                 in order to be flown north for
       US Ambassador Christopher         militants in the area, he said.   Libyan officials that the            consulate, where no Marines            attack, and it appeared that a   the drill, Army radio reported.
       Stevens and three other           “What we don’t have at this       attack was premeditated,             were present and security was          “number of different             Overnight, Israel Defence
       Americans died.                   point is specific intelligence    planned and associated with          handled by foreign nationals.          elements” were involved,         Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt-
            “They were killed in the     that there was a significant      the 11 September anniver-                Olsen told lawmakers US            including        individuals     Gen         Benny       Gantz
       course of a terrorist attack on   advance planning or               sary. She expressed concern          authorities are investigating          connected to militant groups.    announced the start of the
       our embassy,” Matthew             coordination for this attack.”    about the security at the            who was responsible for the                                  Reuters    comprehensive preparation
                                                                                                                                                            An Israeli Defence          and readiness drill, the army
                                             EU, China leaders meet amid growing                                                                          Forces’ (IDF) artillery       spokesman’s office told
                                                                                                                                                          soldier takes part in a       Xinhua in a statement.
                                                        trade disputes                                                                                   major day-long drill on             The maneuver, which
                                         one of few bright spots in        governments. China’s foreign         Exchanges, a Beijing                    the Golan Heights on 19         was to include airlifting and
                                         Europe and a critical source of   exchange reserves are the            government think-tank.                    Sept, 2012. Israeli Air       deploying large forces to the
         European Commission             growth for the region’s           world’s largest at $3.24 trillion,        “But the two issues                     Force and army’s           area and offensive fire, was
         President Jose Manuel           economy, which has slumped        and economists say roughly a         concern the bilateral relations            northern and central         planned ahead of time and
        Barroso addresses a news         under the weight of the debt      quarter of that consists of euro-    and cannot be separated.” An             command ground units           did not reflect current
       conference after meeting          and banking crises, with EU       denominated assets.                  EU official played down the               on Wednesday held a           tensions with Syria over its
       Egypt’s President Mohamed         gross domestic product falling          At the same time, trade        problems        ahead        of          major day-long drill on        bloody civil war, army
        Mursi (unseen) at the EU         and unemployment steadily         disputes are intensifying. In        Thursday’s summit, which he                 the Golan Heights.          sources told Israeli media.
       Commission headquarters in        rising.                           the latest spat, the European        said would not be a summit                        XINHUA                                       Xinhua
       Brussels on 13 September,              Trade between China and      Commission accused China             for big decisions but rather a
            2012.—REUTERS                the EU, the world’s biggest       of selling solar panels below        meeting       focused        on
                                         trading bloc with a market of     cost on the EU market,               “consolidation”. Chinese
            BRUSSELS , 20 Sept—          500 million people, rose to       angering Beijing and                 Premier Wen Jiabao will meet
       European Union and Chinese        428 billion euros in 2011,        threatening wider business           European       Commission
       leaders will try to bridge        having doubled in size since      ties. Beijing has not linked         President Jose Manuel
       growing differences over trade    2003. Chinese companies are       purchases of EU government           Barroso and Herman Van
       and find common ground on         increasingly investing in         bonds to trade disputes, said        Rompuy, president of the
       tackling Europe’s debt crisis     Europe, while the Chinese         Zhang Yongjun, an economist          European Council, which
       at a summit in Brussels on        government is an important        at the China Centre for              represents           national
       Thursday. Overseas trade is       buyer of the debt of euro zone    International Economic               governments. —Reuters

             Mexico’s Pena Nieto optimistic on labour                                                             Police begin enforcing controversial Arizona
                           reform bill                                                                                       immigration measure           US
            SAO PAULO, 20 Sept—          Action Party (PAN) to pass             “I am very optimistic. I              P HOENIX , 20 Sept—              was needed because of the        of a coalition of groups that
       Mexico’s incoming president       his own economic reforms.         think there’s a great chance         Arizona          police       on       federal government’s failure     challenged the law.
       Enrique Pena Nieto on                  The labour reform is         the debate on this plan will         Wednesday began enforcing              to secure the border with             “There is a hotline set up
       Wednesday raised pressure         also a test of whether the        allow common ground and              a controversial “show-your-            Mexico.        She       said    ... where folks can report any
       on his Institutional Revolu-      PRI, which has sought to          consensus to be found among          papers” provision of a state           enforcement would be free of     violations or questionings or
       tionary Party (PRI) to back a     reinvent itself behind the        different political forces,” he      law targeting illegal                  any racial profiling.            detentions that happen under
       labour reform proposed by         youthful Pena Nieto, is           said.                                immigration as civil rights                 “It’s definitely a new      the law,” she added.
       the outgoing administration,      prepared to break with the             “I support it and hope all      groups prepared to document            phase, and one where we’ll            The US Supreme Court,
       saying he was optimistic          past by risking the wrath of      political forces work towards        allegations of racial profiling.       be looking very carefully to     in upholding the measure
       Congress would pass it.           unions.                           constructing rather than                   Police in the border state       monitor for civil rights         even as it struck down three
            The draft bill put forward        Speaking at a news           obstructing.”                        with Mexico are now                    violations in the state,” said   other Arizona immigration
       this month is viewed as a         conference after a meeting             The bill aims, among            authorized          to    begin        Karen Tumlin, managing           provisions, has left open the
       litmus test of cooperation        with Brazilian business           other things, to make public         conducting immigration                 attorney with the National       door for legal challenges,
       between the centrist PRI and      leaders in Sao Paulo, Pena        the accounts of trade unions,        status checks of anyone they           Immigration Law Centre, one      saying constitutional or
       President Felipe Calderon’s       Nieto talked up the bill’s        which have long been viewed          stop for any reason and                                                 other challenges could
       conservatives. The lower          chances of success when he        as corrupt and prone to self-        suspect of being in the                                                 proceed once the measure
       house of Congress has 11          was asked about it.               enrichment.                          country illegally after a                                               took effect.
       more days to either approve                                              PRI union leaders in            federal judge on Tuesday                                                     Rights activists who
       or reject it.                                                       Congress have already said           lifted an injunction against                                            have fought a two-year legal
            The reform aims to soften                                      the bill contains elements           the provision requiring such                                            battle against the measure
       Mexico’s antiquated labour                                          they cannot accept. But              checks.                                                                 have said they are ready to go
       laws and force its trade unions                                     reformers within the PRI,                  The measure, upheld by                                            to court quickly if they learn
       to become more transparent,                                         which became a byword for            the US Supreme Court in                                                 of instances of racial profiling
       which has raised the hackles                                        corruption during the seven          June, is part of a broad Arizona                                        or illegal detention.
       of the PRI’s powerful union        Mexico’s President-elect         decades it ruled Mexico              clampdown on illegal                     Arizona Governor Jan                Opponents of the
       base.                                 Enrique Pena Nieto            between 1929 and 2000, say           immigration signed into law                Brewer listens to a          measure are also pinning
            However, Pena Nieto,         attends a media conference        failure to pass a bill would         in 2010 by Republican                    question from a media          hopes on a legal challenge
       who takes office on 1             after a business meeting at       send a message that the party        Governor Jan Brewer, an                    member about the             filed with the 9th US Circuit
       December, fell short of a            the FIESP (Sao Paulo           has not changed, and                 outspoken foe of President             Supreme Court’s decision         Court of Appeals that seeks
       majority in the new Congress        Industry Federation) in         complicate working with              Barack Obama’s admini-                  on SB1070 in Phoenix,           an injunction to halt the law’s
       and is likely to need support        Sao Paulo on 19 Sept,          Calderon’s PAN.                      stration on immigration.               Arizona, on 25 June, 2012.       enforcement.
       from Calderon’s National                2012.—REUTERS                                      Reuters             Brewer has said the law                   REUTERS                                         Reuters




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                                                                                                      WORLD
                                                                                Mexican President Felipe
                                                                              Calderon Hinojosa (C), First
                                                                                                                      Unemployment mounts as Iran’s economy
                                                                              Lady Margarita Zavala (R)                             falters             Iran
                                                                               and the Mexican Secretary                DUBAI , 20 Sept—A                 and many will end up on the       months ago and has struggled
                                                                                 of the Interior Alejandro        wealthy Iranian businessman             bread line,” said Mehrdad         to find work since.
                                                                               Poire (L), participate in the      sits in the lobby of one of             Emadi, an Iranian-born                 The company started to
                                                                                                                  Dubai’s most luxurious hotels,          economic adviser to the           trim its workforce of 6,000
                                                                                ceremony of the national          shaking his head as he laments          European Union, who is            three years ago but conditions
                                                                               flag raising at half mast, in      the state of Iran’s economy.            based in the UK.                  sharply deteriorated last year
                                                                              memory of the victims of the              “Business is drying up,                A series of conversations    and many staff didn’t receive
                                                                               earthquake of 1985, in the         industry is collapsing. There’s         conducted by Reuters with         their wages for months.
                                                                                                                  zero investment,” he said. “I           Iranians by telephone reveal           Mona says she lost her
                                                                                Zocalo Square of Mexico
                                                                                                                  know. I see it with my own              how widespread unemploy-          job after she and some of her
                                                                               City, capital of Mexico, on        eyes.”                                  ment is becoming. They            colleagues wrote a letter to
                                                                                 19 Sept, 2012. —XINHUA                 He is en route from               requested that their identities   their managers protesting
                                                                                                                  Europe, where he runs a                 or the names of their             about their withheld wages.
                                                                                                                  company that makes                      employers not be revealed              “At first I was only
         Colombia’s Santos faces tougher peace talks—                                                             electrical goods, to Iran, a trip       because of the sensitivity of     concerned about how to
                          Pastrana            Colombia                                                            he makes several times a year.          the issue.                        spend my time but soon the
                                                                                                                        Iranians are reeling under             Mona, 31, lost her job in    reality of the horrible
             BOGOTA, 20 Sept— The          with Reuters at his office.          for conservative Alvaro           tough economic sanctions                the human resources               economic situation kicked
       last Colombian president to              “During our negotiation,        Uribe to take over the            imposed by Western countries            department of a large private     in,” she said by telephone
       negotiate with Marxist rebels       one knew that when (FARC             presidency with a clear           since the start of the year over        contractor in the oil, gas and    from Teheran.
       says current leader Juan            founder Manuel) Marulanda            mandate to crack down on the      the Islamic Republic’s pursuit          construction industries six                             Reuters
       Manuel Santos will face an          was there and took a decision,       FARC.                             of its nuclear programme,
       even tougher time in new talks      it was monolithic. Today, are             A decade of Uribe’s US-      which Washington says is a
       because of opposition from          these decisions monolithic or        backed offensive more than        drive to develop a weapons
       the far right and doubts about      is there a front that wants to       halved the guerrilla army’s       capability.
       whether rebel leaders are           continue drug trafficking or         ranks and pushed it back to             Inflation is running at 25
       united.                             that doesn’t want to enter into      remote jungle and mountain        percent officially, and could
             Andres Pastrana led the       a peace process? That is the         hide-outs.                        in reality be double that,
       last attempt at peace more          doubt.”                                   Down but not out, the        economists say, and hundreds
       than a decade ago, but those             Pastrana’s negotiations         FARC increased its attacks in     of thousands have lost their
       talks collapsed and they were       from 1999 to 2002 gave rebels        the last two years of Uribe’s     jobs as trade embargoes have
       seen as having helped the           a demilitarized area the size of     government       and     has      curbed export prospects and
       Revolutionary Armed Forces          Switzerland, but further talks       continued      to     harass      made it difficult for many
       of Colombia, or FARC, build         collapsed after guerrillas           government forces since           Iranian companies to obtain
       up their fighting forces.           hijacked an airplane.                Santos took office.               vital raw materials.
             Half-way through his               The failure paved the way                             Reuters           Even when they do so, a
       four-year term, Santos is                                                                                  plunge in the rial currency—
       staking his reputation and                                                                                 which has halved in value
       political future on a new                                                                                  over the last 12 months—has
       round of peace talks set to                                                                                pushed up overheads, forcing               Robots work on a production line of carmaker Iran
       start in October with the drug-                                                                            employers to cut payrolls.              Khodro, west of Tehran, in this 19 June, 2011 file photo.
       funded FARC rebels, who                                                                                          “We’re close to seeing              Iranians are reeling under tough economic sanctions
       took up arms almost 50 years                                                                               mass unemployment in cities              imposed by Western countries since the start of the year
       ago in a conflict that has killed                                                                          and queues for social                       over the Islamic Republic’s pursuit of its nuclear
       tens of thousands.                                                                                         handouts. There are few                 programme, which Washington says is a drive to develop
             Pastrana is warning that                                                                             alternatives for those people                       a weapons capability.—REUTERS
       possible divisions inside the
       FARC could make it a lot
       more difficult to reach a peace                                                                                Hillsborough disaster policeman referred to
       deal.
             “Are the FARC united?                                                                                                     watchdog
       Are all the (FARC divisions)          Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos (R) and                           LONDON , 20 Sept—A                 force.                            negative       light.     The
       in the negotiation?,” Pastrana      Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto wave to the                senior police officer accused                A report published last      authorities sought to shift the
       asked rhetorically in an            media during Pena Nieto’s visit at the presidential palace             of helping orchestrate a cover-         week by the Hillsborough          blame to Liverpool fans,
       interview late on Tuesday                   in Bogota on 18 Sept, 2012. —REUTERS                           up to place blame for Britain’s         Independent Panel produced        portrayed       as     drunk,
                                                                                                                  worst football stadium                  evidence of a police cover-       aggressive and ticketless.
       Russia says USAID’s exit due to US warship                                                                 disaster on drunken, rowdy              up after the crush caused by           It also criticised the
                                                                                                                  fans could face an                      overcrowding at the 1989          emergency services for their
          intervention in domestic      visits Russia’s                                                           investigation leading to                FA Cup semi-final between         poor handling of the
                                                                                                                  possible        prosecution,            Liverpool and Nottingham          incident.
               political affairs Russia  Vladivostok                                                              officials said on Wednesday.            Forest.                                The first complaint
             MOSCOW, 20 Sept— Russia confirmed on Wednesday                          VLADIVOSTOK, 20 Sept—             The Independent Police                  The report said more         alleges that Bettison “was
       that the United States Agency for International Development              A US guided-missile frigate       Complaints Commission                   than 100 statements taken at      involved in the production
       (USAID) will leave the country from 1 Oct, accusing the                  called at the Russian Pacific     (IPCC), which investigates              the time had been doctored        and supply of misleading
       agency has tried to influence domestic political affairs.                Fleet base in Vladivostok on      complaints against the police           to remove evidence that           information” relating to
             “This decision (to shut down USAID) is made due to                 Thursday for an official visit.   in England and Wales, said              painted the police in a           Hillsborough.— Reuters
       attempts of the agency to influence political processes, civil           The USS Vandergrift was           West Yorkshire police had
       society institutions, and elections at various levels, through           hosted by the Varyag guided-      referred Chief Constable
       distribution of grants,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman              missile destroyer.                Norman Bettison’s case to it
       Alexander Lukashevich told reporters here. “Serious                           The programme of the         on Tuesday following
       questions arose from USAID activities in Russian regions,                three-day visit includes          complaints from members of
       especially in the North Caucasus,” he said. Moscow has                   meetings with fleet officers, a   the public.
       warned Washington several times that such activities did not             ceremony of laying wreaths             Bettison worked on the
       in line with aims of bilateral humanitarian cooperation, the             at the Memorial of Combat         flawed operation at the
       spokesman added. However, Lukashevich also noted that                    Glory of the Pacific Fleet and    Hillsborough Stadium in
       Russia would like to cooperate with USAID in the third                   sightseeing tours in the          1989 when 96 football fans
       country over humanitarian aid projects.“But such                         Russian Far-Eastern city.         died in a crush.
       cooperation should adhere to principles of equality, respects                 The US sailors will also          He used to serve in the
       of each other’s interests and non-interference in domestic               visit the children onco-          South Yorkshire police in
       affairs,” he stressed. USAID is America’s primary official               hematology center and the         northern England and is                    Tributes are seen on the gates at Anfield stadium in
       foreign aid agency.                                                      “Sail of Hope” rehabilitation     currently the most senior                    Liverpool, northern England on 12 Sept, 2012.
                                                              Xinhua            centre.—Xinhua                    officer on the West Yorkshire                                    REUTERS




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                                                                                                                                                                                             President
                   Friday, 21 September, 2012                                                                                                                                                 U Thein
                                                                                                                                                                                                Sein
         Knowledge promotion                                                                                                                                                                   being
                                                                                                                                                                                             welcomed
         for all                                                                                                                                                                                 by
             The scope of library services go far beyond                                                                                                                                      officials
         library science as there are restrictions                                                                                                                                               of
         concerning literary and artistic works and the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Yunnan
         rules of intellectual property rights staff of the
         profession should know well and observe. So                                                                                                                                         Province
         they must have the knowledge on protecting                                                                                                                                              at
         intellectual property rights and related rights                                                                                                                                     Kunming
         as well. Only then they can offer better services                                                                                                                                   Internat-
         for the public in connection with the intellectual                                                                                                                                    ional
         property.                                                                                                                                                                            Airport
             Intellectual property or IP refers to all
                                                                                                                                                                                             (News on
         kinds of the creations of the mind. IP is divided
         into two categories: Industrial property and                                                                                                                                         page 1)
         Copyright, which includes literary and artistic                                                                                                                                         MNA

         works. IP we are dealing with daily at the
         libraries concerns with Copyright, which                           Union Rail Transportation Minister calls
         includes novels, poems and plays, films, musical
         works, artistic works such as drawings,                                     for unity among staff
         paintings, photographs and sculptures, and                      NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept—Union Minister for Rail                       called on them to work cooperatively for accomplishment
         architectural designs and those of performing              Transportation U Zeyar Aung called for effective                        of the ministry’s objectives, demanding the quality of
         artists in their performances, producers of                management and employment of advancing technologies                     locomotives and coaches.
         phonograms in their recordings, and those of               as he met officials, staff, trainees, and officials of Transport             The Union Minister met officials of Myanma Railways
         broadcasters in their radio and television                 Planning Department, Directorate of Road Administration                 and Transport Planning Department and Directorate of
                                                                    Department and Road Transport at Central Institute of                   Road Administration Department at Mandalay Railway
         programs.
                                                                    Transport and Communications School in Meiktila                         Station yesterday morning, warning against corruption,
             Systematic establishment of a fair and                 Township, Mandalay Region on 18 September.                              bribery and misuse of power. He urged them to share
         effective copyright protection system will be                   The Union Minister then visited commodity                          responsibility and authority to subordinates, instilling a
         much valuable for socio-economic development               transportation division of Transport Planning Department                sense of accountability to them.
         of every country.                                          and Directorate of Road Transport in Meiktila.                               He viewed round the related facilities in Mandalay
             Now, Myanmar is in the process of drafting                  While visiting coach and wagon workshop (Myitnge),                 before inspecting the sections and stations from Ywahtaung
         a new copyright law that conforms to current               he stressed the need for service delivery out of goodwill. He           Station to Nay Pyi Taw Station by train.—MNA
         situation. The new law will help our libraries                                                                                                                      the head of State Health
         and archives provide better services for readers                  Kayin State chief minister, KNU                                                                   Department and the medical
         while observing the copyright rules like their                                                                                                                      superintendent of State
         counterparts in other countries.                             peace-making group say prayers for peace                                                               People’s Hospital gave
             Truly, libraries and library services can                   NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept—       in honour of the peace                 making group were present        medical treatment to the
         enhance public knowledge or in other words                 Kayin State Chief Minister U     process.                               on the occasion together with    citizenship scrutiny card
                                                                    Zaw Min and KNU peace-                 Kayin              State         station commanders of border     applicants for free, presenting
         intellectual development in one way or another.
                                                                    making group led by Brig-        Immigration and National               guard forces, and national       spectacles to patients with
         Leaders of world nations and academics of                                                                                                                           impaired vision.
                                                                    Gen Johnny said prayers for      Registration Department                race      leaders        from
         various fields unanimously herald the 21 st                peace at Kayin Baptist Church    issued citizenship scrutiny            Myainggyingu.                         The chief minister and
         century as “Knowledge Age”. In fact, all fields            in Paingkyon as they             cards to 440 local national                 The state chief minister    KNU peace-making group
         of knowledge are facing challenges of the                  elaborated on peace process      people, male or female, for            and KNU peace-making             donated a set of computer
         knowledge age itself. And the only way to                  to local people of Paingkyon     free in a day at Kapali Village        group members handed over        each to Paingkyone Basic
         overcome these challenges is the knowledge                 and surrounding villages at      in Hlinebwe Township the               citizenship scrutiny cards and   Education High School and
         promotion for all. Here, libraries and library             Kayin Baptist Church in          same day.                              donated cash assistance to       Myoma Parahita Minastic
         services are the core of knowledge promotion               Paingkyon on 16 September,             The Kayin state chief            elderly persons.                 School in Paingkyine.
         for all.                                                   donating two sets of computer    minister and the KNU peace-                 A medical team led by                                 MNA

                                                                       Sawn teak timber                             District
             Read such news stories silently                                seized                                   News
                      next time!                                          BAGO, 20 Sept—A team       near mile post 42/7 on
                                                                    led by Senior Forester U Win     Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw
                                                                    Hsan of Bago Township            Expressway         on     15
                                              It will be a danger   Forest Department together       September afternoon.
                           ia
                     -Ind                        if the driver      with members of Bawnatgyi             The authorities seized
                 AN ce in
              ASE r ra                           overhears it.      Police Station, acting on tip-   39 pieces of sawn teak timber
                  o
               mot 2 0 1 2                                          off, searched a Super Custom     weighing 1.2538 tons worth
                                    No...Bus Line                   driven by Win Lwin (a) Wai       K 313,450.
                                                                    Phyo Than, son of U Tun               Bawnatgyi        Police
                                                                    Win of Shwepyiaye Village        Station opened a file against
                                                                    in Tawkywein Village-tract,      him.—Myanma Alin
                                                                                                                                               In memory of U San Mya-Daw Saw Mya Phu
               !                                                                                                                                  and younger brother Sai Kham Hla of
           oo!!
         Wh                                                            The best time to plant a tree                                          Anawrahta Housing in Kamayut Township, the
                                                                            was 20 years ago.                                                family donated K 330,000 for medical fund and
                                                                                                                                               a day meal to Hninzigon Home for the Aged
                                                    Thein Tun          The second best time is now.                                         through Joint Secretary U Maung Maung Gyi on
                                                                                                                                                            24-9-2012.— NLM



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                                                                                                                            Vice-                              News in Brief
                                                                                                                          President
                                                                                                                           U Nyan                    Plans of Social Security Board
                                                                                                                         Tun giving                            explained
                                                                                                                         encourage-                      The chairman of Social Security Board explained
                                                                                                                           ment to              extended works for Yangon Region and implementation
                                                                                                                           athletes             for low-cost housing projects in line with Social Security
                                                                                                                            doing               Law in 2012 at the office of Yangon Region Government
                                                                                                                             body               on 18 September.
                                                                                                                          building              National races take part in Cultural
                                                                                                                         exercise at
                                                                                                                                                  Performing Arts Competitions
                                                                                                                           Nay Pyi
                                                                                                                                                         19 th Myanmar National Races Traditional
                                                                                                                             Taw                Performing Arts Competition was held in Myawady
                                                                                                                            Sports              District on 14 September. Participants took part in the
                                                                                                                          Training              competition, and members of Kayin literature and culture
                                                                                                                         Camp No.               association entertained the guests with don dances.
                                                                                                                          2 (Lewe).               Ecotourism course 22 Oct-16 Nov
                                                                                                                              MNA
                                                                                                                                                         Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will conduct the
                                                                                                                                                course on ecotouriam from 22 October to 16 November.
                                                                          Wunna Theikdi Advanced Sports Ground and Advanced                     The course will admit 60 trainees only. Those wishing to
       Vice-President U Nyan Tun…                                         Gym including progress of the construction of an advanced             attend the course may contact the training school at 458/
                                  (from page 1)                           swimming pool.                                                        460 on Maha Bandoola Street in Pabedan Township, Tel:
            On his arrival at the construction site of Wunna Theikdi          Afterwards, the Vice-President viewed athletes training           01-373972 and 01-385017.
       Advanced Sports Ground in Zabuthiri Township, Chairman             hard at Nay Pyi Taw rowing training camp.
       of the subcommittee for opening and concluding the SEA                 The Vice-President then arrived in the sports village
                                                                                                                                                   Computer science course opened
       Games Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu reported          where he inspected sportsmen/women’s hostels, Gold Camp                        Mon State Women’s Affairs Organization and
       to the Vice-President on the preparation tasks being carried       management hostel and mess halls.                                     Maternal and Child Welfare Supervisory Committee
       out. The Vice-President and his entourages looked around                                                                 MNA             jointly organized the computer science course at AITI
                                                                                                                                                Computer Training Centre in Mawlamyine on 18
         Versatile outstanding students to be honoured                                                     Training      Department,
                                                                                                           clarified the drafts of the
                                                                                                                                                September. Altogether 16 trainees are attending the course.
           NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept —        citizens.                        the meeting on selecting all-    programme for selecting the                Supply of electricity launched
       Students      who      are             A            student’s      round outstanding students       all-round     outstanding                      The supply of electricity was launched in
       outstanding in academic           participation in social          and on forming committees        students and for forming             Zeedaw, Mingan and Bok villages of Pathein Township
       learning and are healthy          welfare activities will also     for youth volunteers troops      youth volunteers troops              on 18 September. One each of 11/0.4 KV (315) KVA
       with high standard of             be used as a criteria for        and scouts troops at basic       and scout troops.                    transformer is installed at the three villages to supply
       morality will be honoured         assessing the abilities of an    education schools.                    Deputy Ministers U Aye          electricity to 69 households in Zeedaw, 73 in Mingan and
       as part of efforts for            all-round      outstanding            Afterwards, U Bo Win,       Kyu and Dr Myo Myint also            74 in Bok villages.
       promoting the education           student, said Union Minister     Director-General of the          attended the meeting.                 Farmers interested in cultivation of
       and producing good                for Education Dr Mya Aye at      Education Planning and                                  MNA
                                                                                                                                                             sugarcane
                   District News                                           Hinthada District secures champion in                                          As various kinds of crops are damaged in natural
                                                                          Region’s Inter-District Football Tourney                              disasters, farmers in Yedashe Township are more interested
        Surgical operation for hip conjoined                                                                                                    in cultivation of sugarcane. At present, sugar mills purchase
              twins for the first time                                                                                                          one ton of sugarcane per K 10,000 and provide fertilizers
                                                                                                                                                and agricultural loans to sugarcane growers.
                MANDALAY, 20 Sept—The hip conjoined twin
       brothers are now at Mandalay Children’s Hospital (550-                                                                                      University Council of ITBMU 25
       bed). The surgical operation for them will be for the first time                                                                                          Sept
       in Myanmar of hip conjoined twin.                                                                                                                 International Theravada Buddhist Missionary
                Aung Khant Kyaw and Aung Myat Kyaw of the                                                                                       University will hold its University Council meeting 1/
       twins were born through surgical operation in Mandalay on                                                                                2012 at the university in Mayangon Township at 1 pm on
       15 May 2011 and their parents reside in Htonbo Village of                                                                                25 September.
       Sagaing Township.
                The children are now in good health condition. The                                                                                   Golf tourney of YPGG 30 Sept
       hospital is providing medical checkup to them. Surgical                 HINTHADA, 20 Sept—          second prize winning Maubin                   Yudana Plaza Golfers Group (YPGG) holds 47th
       operation for hip conjoined twins will be more difficult than      The final match of               District, Deputy Director of         golf tourney at Thanlyin Golf Course at 6.30 pm on 30
       Siamese conjoined twins. In the third week of November             Ayeyawady Region Chief           Region Sports and Physical           October. Those wishing to take part in the tourney may
       2012, the surgical operation at them will be performed by          Minister’s Cup Inter-District    Education Department U Soe           dial 09-5105435 of U Chit, 09-5168178 of U Tin Shwe,
       child surgical specialist Prof Dr Aung Mya and other               U-25 Football was held at the    Nyunt best player awards to          09-5154418 of U Kyaw Win and 09-5016616 of U Tun
       specialists, anesthetic specialist and bone specialist at          people’s sports ground on        the winners in the respective        Tun Oo.
       Mandalay Children’s Hospital (550-bed), said Medical               14 September afternoon.          places.—Myanma Alin
       Superintendent Dr Aung Kyaw Myint.—Myanma Alin                          In the match, Hinthada         21st Century English-Myanmar
                                                                          District emerged champion
                                                                          with a 3-0 victory over              Pocket Dictionary comes out
                                                                          Maubin District.                       YANGON, 20 Sept—The second edition of
                                                                               Region Minister for          21 st Century English-Myanmar Pocket
                                                                          Forestry and Mines U Soe          Dictionary compiled by Writer Maung Maung
                                                                          Myint awarded cham-               Aye (MMA) has come out. The writer
                                                                          pionship trophy to first prize    recommeds the dictionary suitable for those
                                                                          winning Hinthada District         who study English, including students of
                                                                          team.                             middle school, especially for translators.
                                                                               Deputy Commissioner          Sharing his experiences in the capacities of
                                                                          U Mya Aye of the District         editor, deputy chief editor, chief editor and
                                                                          General Administration            adviser in translation of news and articles, the
                                                                          Department presented medal        writer gathered the useful vocabularies and
                                                                          and K 500,000 to Hinthada         usages in his book. The dictionary is available
         Photo shows hip conjoined twin brothers Aung                                                       at K 3000 per copy at Unity Publishing House
         Khant Kyaw and Aung Myat Kyaw to be given                        District team, Commander of
        sugical operation as the first time of Myanmar.                   District Police Force Police      at No. 5 on Yadana Theinga Road, Sangyoung
                                       MNA                                Lt-Col Min Lwin to the            Township, Yangon, Tel: 09-5130977.—NLM




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               Mexico                                                                                                  China, Mexico vow to enhance press
       Mexico detains                                                                                                             cooperation
       16 guards over                                                                                              BEIJING, 20 Sept—China          in Beijing.                       development of bilateral
                                                                                                             and Mexico on Wednesday                    China is ready to take       reciprocal cooperation.
        prison break                                                                                         vowed to establish a regular          this year, the 40th anniversary        Sota, who is on her first
            MEXICO CITY, 20 Sept—                                                                            exchange          mechanism           of bilateral ties, as an          China visit, said she hopes to
      A local judge on Wednesday                                                                             between the press of the two          opportunity to strengthen         learn more about China
      ordered the detention of 16                                                                            countries and strengthen their        exchanges between the press,      during the visit, promote press
      prison guards in connection                                                                            cooperation.                          especially new media, and         cooperation and establish a
      with Monday’s mass prison                                                                                    The pledge came out of          cooperate in various ways in      regular exchange mechan-
      break at a northern Mexican                                                                            a meeting between Liu                 order to contribute to the two    ism. She said enhancing
      jail along the border with the                                                                         Yunshan, publicity chief of           countries’ political mutual       dialogue and cooperation
      US state of Texas.                                                                                     the Communist Party of                trust       and       friendly    between Mexico and China,
            The prison’s director and      Liu Yunshan (R), publicity chief of the Communist                 China (CPC), and Alejandra            relationship, Liu said.           two influential developing
      15 guards are to be detained         Party of China (CPC), meets with Alejandra Sota                   Sota Mirafuentes, general                  He added that China will     countries, will benefit the two
      for 40 days while prosecutors        Mirafuentes (L), general coordinator of media and                 coordinator of media and              work with Mexico to further       countries and peoples and
      investigate their possible role    communications of the Mexican Presidential Office, at               communications of the                 develop their strategic           help maintain the overall
      in the escape, the Coahuila          the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of               Mexican Presidential Office,          partnership and promote the       interests of all developing
      state attorney general’s office             China, on 19 Sept, 2012.—XINHUA                            at the Great Hall of the People       long-term and stable              countries.—Xinhua
      said in a statement.
            After taking testimony        Spain to have 6 million unemployed in 2013:
      from the guards, Coahuila
      state prosecutor Homero                               CEOE            Spain
      Ramos said investigators                MADRID, 20 Sept—The              This report also revealed     and according to the report
      were looking into the              Spanish Confederation of         data on economic growth.           released on Wednesday it will
      possibility that several           Business Organizations           The CEOE said that the             reach 6.9 percent in 2012.
      inmates escaped through the        (CEOE)       reported       on   Spanish economy will                    In 2013 the Spanish
      prison’s gate with the help of     Wednesday that Spain will        contract by 1.6 percent in         deficit will be 4.9 percent,
      the guards. Coahuila’s Public      have almost 6 million people     2012 and in 2013.                  meanwhile the European
      Security Secretary Jorge Luis      unemployed in 2013.                   These data do not             Union asks for a 4.5 percent.
      Moran indicated at a Press         According to the data released   correspond to those provided            The CEOE worsens its
      conference that recaptured         by the business organization,    by the Spanish government,         forecast since last March
      inmates “confirm the               despite the labor reform         which forecasted that the          when it reported that the
      hypothesis that inmates                                                                                                                      A primary school student is instructed to examine her
                                         adopted by the Spanish           Spanish GDP would contract         Spanish GDP would contract
      escaped through the main                                                                                                                     classmate’s teeth in Xiangyang City, central China’s Hubei
                                         government, unemployment         by 1.5 percent in 2012 and         by 0.7 percent and the
      gate and that there was total                                                                                                                Province, on 19 Sept, 2012. The country’s “national day for
                                         will continue to grow and in     0.5 percent in 2013.               unemployment rate would be
      complicity, collusion and                                                                                                                        dental care” falls on 20 Sept every year.—XINHUA
                                         2012 will reach 5.8 million           Regarding the Spainsh         23.9 percent in 2013.
      betrayal on the part of prison     people. This means that the      government, the CEOE says               This is because domestic
      employees.”                        unemployment rate will be        it will not be able to meet the    demand has worsened along                 UK needs more ambitious
            Moran said the majority      25.2 percent in 2012 and will    deficit targets. Spain should      with the international context
      of the escaped inmates had         reach 26.5 percent in 2013.      reach 6.3 percent of deficit       perspectives.—Xinhua                         electric car grant
      connections with the Zetas
      drug cartel, and its leaders,         A resident uses a
                                           shovel to clear the
                                                                                                                                                           scheme — MPs UK
      with the help of the prison                                                                                                                       LONDON, 20 Sept—Britain needs a more ambitious
      staff, had arranged the              inside of his burnt
                                         house after a fire hit a                                                                                  programme to encourage the uptake of low-carbon vehicles,
      jailbreak. State police officers                                                                                                             as sales of the cars have disappointed, a committee made up
      were attacked by gunmen with        slum area in Quezon
                                         City, the Philippines,                                                                                    of MPs said on Thursday.
      high-caliber weapons and                                                                                                                          As part of its aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to
      grenades when they tried to         on 19 Sept, 2012. A
                                             fire razed 200                                                                                        80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, the government has
      reach the prison immediately                                                                                                                 offered 25 percent off the price of a plug-in electric car capped
      after the escape, raising             shanties here on
                                          Wednesday, leaving                                                                                       at 5,000 pounds.
      suspicions that the Zetas were                                                                                                                    Plug-in cars, such as the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf,
      involved, he added.—Xinhua         two dead and at least
                                              800 families                                                                                         Toyota Prius and Vauxhall Ampera, typically cost in excess
        A worker walks out of a            homeless.—XINHUA                                                                                        of 20,000 pounds. The government expects to see tens of
         collapsed tunnel on the                                                                                                                   thousands of plug-in vehicles, which have a longer driving
           Daqing-Guangzhou                                                                                                                        range than all-electric vehicles but which still need to be
        Expressway in Longnan
          County in the city of
                                             One inmate shot, 12 stabbed in California                                                             charged, on the roads by 2015, but demand has been weak,
                                                                                                                                                   said a report by the Transport Select Committee.
         Ganzhou, east China’s
        Jiangxi Province, on 19
                                                           prison riot         US                                                                       In 2011, 1,052 vehicles eligible for the plug-in car grant
                                                                                                                                                   were registered. The committee said consumer demand was
           Sept, 2012. The 16                SACRAMENTO, 20 Sept—         Sacramento in the city of          low-level offenders to county         lagging behind and that the subsidy was ineffective because
        workers were all rescued         A California prison inmate       Folsom, prison officials said.     jails that began last year.           the purchase price was still too high.
       after being trapped in the        was shot and wounded and               Rioting involving 60               The effort to shift the              “So far, Department for Transport expenditure on plug-
       collapsed tunnel for about        12 others were sent to the       inmates broke out in the late      prison population followed            in cars - some 11 million pounds —has benefited just a handful
        44 hours. A tunnel which         hospital with stab and slash     morning, prompting prison          a US Supreme Court directive          of motorists,” said Louise Ellman, chair of the committee.
              was still under            wounds and head trauma on        officers to fire six shots with    to cut the state inmate                    “Ministers should not sit back and hope that the
       construction collapsed on         Wednesday after a riot at the    a rifle, wounding one of the       population to 110,000 after           government’s policy on plug-in cars will reduce transport
        Monday night.—XINHUA             California State Prison-         inmates, officials said.           the nation’s top court ruled          carbon emissions. Far more work is required to ensure that
                                                                                The prisoner who was         that overcrowding in the 33-          this programme is a good use of public funds.”
                                                                          shot had undergone surgery,        prison system was causing                  Emissions from domestic transport account for around
                                                                          a spokeswoman for the              “needless suffering and               a quarter of the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions, with car
                                                                          California Department of           death.”                               emissions accounting for over half of that amount.
                                                                          Corrections and Rehabilitation           No prison staff were                 There is also uncertainty over the number of charging
                                                                          said, but his condition was        injured during the Folsom             points being installed across the country.
                                                                          unknown.                           brawl, authorities said. Four              “It is unclear whether the provision of public charging
                                                                                California’s state prisons   of the 12 wounded inmates             infrastructure encourages demand for plug-in cars. Indeed,
                                                                          have been plagued by hunger        sent to hospitals were treated        the government does not even have a register of all the charge
                                                                          strikes, occasional violence       and returned to the prison,           points installed at public expense,” Ellman said.
                                                                          and overcrowding and               officials said. The condition              The government should set milestones for the number
                                                                          remain at more than 50             of the other wounded inmates          of plug-ins it expects to see on the roads so the success of its
                                                                          percent above capacity,            was not provided.                     low-carbon vehicle strategy can be assessed, the report said.
                                                                          despite a massive shifting of                            Reuters                                                                  Reuters




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                                                 REGIONAL
       China’s top legislator pledges cooperation with                                                                                                                                       Radioactive
                Malaysia’s easternmost state Malaysia                                                                                                                                         shipment
           K OTA       K INABALU ,
      (Malaysia) 20 Sept—China
                                        visit to Kota Kinabalu,
                                        capital of the Sabah state,
                                                                                 As the Sabah state has
                                                                           rich tourist resources, the two
                                                                                                                                                                                             returned to
      will encourage its enterprises
      to step up cooperation with
                                        before heading for Fiji, the
                                        last stop of his four- nation
                                                                           sides should make joint efforts
                                                                           to make tourism a new growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                India
      Malaysia’s easternmost state      tour which also involves Iran,     point      for     pragmatic                                                                                          COLOMBO, 20 Sept—Sri
      of Sabah, said China’s top        Myanmar and Sri Lanka.             cooperation, Wu said.                                                                                           Lanka has returned a metal
      legislator Wu Bangguo on               China       encourages              On China-Malaysia                                                                                         shipment that arrived on an
      Wednesday.                        relevant provinces and cities      relations, Wu said China has                                                                                    Indian vessel after local tests
           The pledge was made          to conduct mutually-               always fostered bilateral ties                                                                                  showed         they       were
      during a meeting between          beneficial cooperation with        from a strategic and long-                                                                                      radioactive, the Power and
      Wu, chairman of the Standing      Sabah state in such areas as       term perspective, and will                                                                                      Energy Ministry said here on
      Committee of China’s              infrastructure, port construc-     work together with the                                                                                          Wednesday.
      National People’s Congress        tion and manufacturing, and        Malaysian side to deepen            Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee                                The      consignment,
      (NPC), and Musa Aman, chief       supports Chinese enterprises       political trust and win-win          of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), shakes                        contaminated with a
      minister of Sabah State of        to take positive attitudes to      cooperation so as to bring          hands with Musa Aman, chief minister of Sabah State of                      radioactive material, has been
      Malaysia.                         explore market in the state,       about benefits for the two          Malaysia, in Kota Kinabalu, capital of the Sabah state of                   discovered by the port
           Wu is paying a stopover      said Wu.                           peoples.—Xinhua                              Malaysia, on 19 Sept, 2012. —XINHUA                                authorities in a 40-foot
                                                                                                                                                                                           container and upon testing it
                                                                           Cambodia’s flash floods kill two, force evacuation                                                              has been found that 125 units
                                                                                                                                                                                           of stainless steel and
                                                                                     of nearly 4,000 families                                                                              aluminum products were all
                                                                                PHNOM PENH, 20 Sept—           were adults,” Keo Vy, chief                                                 contaminated.
                                                                           At least 2 people were              of the Cabinet of the NCDM,                       Cambodia                        The tests, which were
                                                                           drowned and nearly 4,000            told Xinhua by telephone.               provinces are Oddar Mean-           carried out by the Atomic
                                                                           families have been evacuated        “One was in Kampong Thom                chey, Preah Vihear, Banteay         Energy Authority (AEA), had
                                                                           to higher ground due to flash       and the other in Banteay                Meanchey, Battambang,               revealed significant traces of
                                                                           floods that have been hitting       Meanchey.”                              Pursat, Kampong Chhnang,            Cobalt 60, which is a highly
                                                                           the provinces of Banteay                 He said that all the               Siem Reap, Kampong Thom,            radioactive element used in
                                                                           Meanchey, Preah Vihear,             evacuees are in Banteay                 Kampong Speu, Takeo,                the treatment of cancer, Power
                                                                           Siem Reap, and Kampong              Meanchey only because                   Kandal, Prey Veng and               and Energy Ministry
        Soldiers and students release peace doves to commemorate           Thom, according to the latest       other affected provinces are            Kampot.                             spokesman D. Ramanayake
        the upcoming International Day of Peace on the Pearl               report of the National              not in serious conditions.                   Floods usually hit             told Xinhua. “The container
        River estuary Zhongshan, south China’s Guangdong                   Committee for Disaster                   According to Keo Vy,               Cambodia between August             has been returned to India
        Province, on 19 Sept, 2012. The International Day of               Management (NCDM) on                the floods also submerge                and October. Last year, the         and the AEA will inform the
        Peace, observed annually on 21 Sept, is dedicated to peace         Wednesday evening.                  8,033 hectares of rice paddy            floods killed at least 250          Indian authorities of the
        and was first celebrated in 1982. —XINHUA                               “The two dead persons          and 1,530 hectares of                   Cambodian people and                radiation contamination. Sri
                                                                                                               cassava crops in Banteay                affected some 1.4 million           Lanka’s AEA will continue to
          Pakistani military says kills 29 Taleban near                                                        Meanchey.                               people in the country,              test materials shipped to Sri
                                                                                                                    Cambodia’s Ministry of             according to the NCDM.              Lanka,” he said.
                         Afghan border           Pakistan                                                      Water Resources and                          Moreover, nearly 3,000               The AEA also kept the
                                                                                                               Meteorology on Monday                   kilometers of gravel roads          container secluded for about
            PESHAWAR, 20 Sept—The       fighting.                          Pakistan deliberately lets          warned of heavy rains                   and some 180 kilometres of          a week after it arrived at the
      Pakistani military said it             “The militants escaped        some insurgents through, a          throughout this week and said           national roads had been             Colombo port.
      killed 29 Taleban fighters on     to their sanctuaries in            suggestion Pakistan strongly        some 13 provinces out of the            damaged.                                  Sri Lankan authorities
      Wednesday in the final stage      Afghanistan and even left the      rejects.                            country’s 24 cities and                      Last year’s floods cost        have not decided whether
      of an operation aimed at          bodies of their slain fighters,”         Joint efforts to secure       provinces could suffer from             the country about 521               they would take legal action
      forcing        hundreds      of   said the Peshawar-based            the long and mountainous            flash floods.                           million US dollars.                 against the owners of the
      insurgents back across the        official.                          border were hampered by a                Possible       flood-hit                                Xinhua         shipment.—Xinhua
      border into Afghanistan.               He said the armed forces      NATO strike against a
            Soldiers used artillery,
      helicopter gunships and
                                        were now establishing posts
                                        along that section of the
                                                                           Pakistani base last November
                                                                           that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers
                                                                                                                 Israeli air strike kills three Hamas officers in
      fighter jets against the
      insurgents, accused of
                                        Afghan border to thwart
                                        future incursions.
                                                                           and severely damaged
                                                                           relations between Pakistan
                                                                                                                                        Gaza          Middle East
      beheading 17 Pakistani                 A spokesman for the           and the United States for                 G AZA , 20 Sept—An
      soldiers in June.                 militants confirmed the            several months.                     Israeli air strike on a vehicle
            The battle was the          attacks were staged by                   A bomb in Peshawar            killed three Palestinian
      culmination of weeks of           fighters from several regions.     killed at least 10 people and       security officials in the
      operations in the remote               Pakistan and the United       wounded more than 30 on             Hamas-Islamist ruled Gaza
      valleys of the Batwar area of     States, which has by far the       Wednesday, police said. The         Strip on Wednesday,
      Bajaur tribal agency near the     largest foreign contingent in      bomb seemed to be targeting         Palestinian medics and
      border.                           Afghanistan, have accused          a van carrying officials from       Hamas said.
            It highlighted once again   each other of failing to secure    the Pakistan Air Force, said              The Israeli military
      the difficulty of preventing      the border.                        local police official, Imtiaz       confirmed it had launched an
      insurgents from crossing the           Some US officials say         Ahmad.—Reuters                      air strike in Gaza but had no
      border to launch attacks or                                                                              further comment.
      flee from Pakistani or NATO                                                                                    Hamas and Palestinian
      forces bolstering the Afghan                                                                             hospital officials said a raid
      government.                                                                                              after darkness fell in the town              Palestinians inspect a destroyed car following an
            Around 400 militants had                                                                           of Rafah on Gaza’s border                    Israeli aerial bombing in the southern Gaza Strip
      crossed from Afghanistan                                                                                 with Egypt killed three officials            city of Rafah on 19 Sept, 2012. Three Palestinian
      into Pakistan on 23 August                                                                               responsible for overseeing                    militants were killed on Wednesday night in an
      and attacked villages, said a                                                                            tunnels used to import goods               Israeli airstrike on a car that drove in Rafah, medics
      senior security official based                                                                           from Egypt.
      in Khar, the main town of                                                                                                                                              and witnesses said.
                                                                                                                     In a statement, Hamas
      Bajaur.                                                                                                  said “Israel has assassinated                                       XINHUA
            The army launched                                                                                  three of our officers as they           conduits to smuggle in              southern towns. Last week
      operations that killed around                                                                            were doing their duty in                weapons used to attack the          Israel killed three gunmen
      120 militants, another security                                                                          protecting the security of our          Jewish state.                       suspected of firing short-
      official said from the border      A resident walks past a damaged vehicle at the site of a              people.”                                     Israel has often targeted      range missiles at an Israeli
      town of Peshawar. Twenty-           bomb attack on the outskirts of Peshawar on 19 Sept,                       Israel accuses Hamas of           Gaza militants by aerial attack     town.
      five soldiers also died in the                        2012.— REUTERS                                     using the subterranean                  in response to rocket fire at its                       Reuters




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                                                                                                                                                                                            WASHINGTON, 20 Sept —
                                                                          British bankers see average                                                                                  Mexico, China and Brazil,
                                                                                                                                                                                       along with other countries,
                                                                         bonus shrink to 12,000 pounds                                                                                 are contributing more to the
                                                                                                                                                                                       US tourism industry thanks
                                                                               L ONDON , 20 Sept—                 Banks are also trying to                                             to a streamlined visa process
                                                                         Britain’s financial workers         cut costs to lift profitability as                                        and reduced wait time, the
                                                                         watched their bonuses fall to       tougher regulations and a                                                 White House said on
                                                                         12,000 pounds on average last       slowdown in investment                                                    Wednesday.
                                                                         year, down about 11 percent         banking bite.                                                                  The White House
                                                                         from a year earlier, as                  Up to 15 percent of the                                              released a progress report
                                                                         regulation and tough                500,000 jobs in investment                                                saying the Departments of
                                                                         economic            conditions      banking globally could                                                    State and Homeland Security
                                                                         squeezed the sector, official       disappear in the next five                                                were surpassing the goals set
        Workers harvest crude salt in Lianyungang, east China’s
                                                                         data showed.                        years as the euro zone crisis                                             by President Barack Obama
        Jiangsu Province, on 9 Sept, 2012. Covering an area of
                                                                               The handouts were still                                                                                 in January in terms of visa
         about 3,3000 hectares, the salt fields in Lianyungang
                                                                         more than eight times the                                                                                     interview time and visa
            witnessed the harvest season recently.—XINHUA
                                                                         national average, according                                                                                   processing capacity to boost
                                                                         to the figures released by the                                                                                the tourism industry in the
        Nike approves $8 billion share                                   Office for National Statistics                                                                                country.
                                                                         (ONS) on Wednesday.                                                                                                The report said 88
           repurchase programme                                                British banks like                                                                                      percent of non-immigrant visa
           NEW YORK, 20 Sept—Nike Inc is beefing up its capacity         Barclays and Royal Bank of                                                                                    applicants worldwide are
      to use its cash to purchase its own shares, with the board of      Scotland have been under                                                                                      interviewed within three
      the world’s largest sportswear maker approving an $8 billion       pressure to stop a high-                                                                                      weeks of submitting their
      buyback programme. The new $8 billion four-year repurchase         reward, high-risk culture that                                                                                applications, as against the
      programme for Nike’s class B stock will follow the company’s       was blamed for the financial                                                                                  goal of 80 percent envisioned
      current $5 billion buyback plan once that programme is             crisis. Pay structures have                                                                                   by Obama.
      completed during the second quarter of fiscal 2013, Nike said      also been changed, with many                                                                                       “In key markets such as
      on Wednesday.                                                      firms lifting base salaries while                                                                             China, consular officers are
           “Over the past 10 years, Nike has returned $10 billion to     cutting bonuses.                       People walk through the the Canary Wharf business                      keeping interview wait times
      shareholders through the repurchase of more than 167 million             The total amount of               district in London on 3 February, 2012.—REUTERS                       to an average of five days in
      shares,” Chief Executive Mark Parker said in a statement,          bonuses paid out to British         and stiffer regulation                  than a third of the 37 billion    2012 while managing a year-
      adding that share buybacks are a prudent use of Nike’s cash.       financial service staff fell to     hammers             revenue,            pounds paid in bonuses            on-year 37 percent increase
           Nike has a market value of $44 billion based on its closing   13 billion pounds in the latest     profitability and risk-taking,          across Britain in the year to     in visa demand,” the report
      share price Wednesday of $97.66 and its 453.87 million shares      financial year, down almost a       Roland Berger Strategy                  the end of March, even            said. Like Mexico and Brazil,
      outstanding. Another US company, CVS Caremark, also                third from the peak of 19 billion   Consultants       said     on           though the industry accounts      China has passed the 1-
      announced a big $6 billion share buyback programme on              pounds four years ago, the          Wednesday. The financial                for just 4 percent of workers,    million-visa milestone, the
      Wednesday.—Reuters                                                 ONS said.                           sector accounted for more               the ONS said.—Reuters             report noted.—Xinhua




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                                                                                   ENTERTAINMENT
              Lindsay Lohan arrested in NY for hitting                                                                                           Singer Shakira pregnant with
                           pedestrian                                                                                                                     first child
           NEW YORK, 20 Sept—           for leaving the scene of an      proven untrue,” spokesman                                                    LOS ANGELES, 20 Sept— Colombian singer Shakira said
      Lindsay Lohan was arrested        accident. Police arrested her    Steve Honig said in a                                                   on Wednesday she is expecting her first child, with her
      on Wednesday after a              as she left the Dream hotel in   statement.                                                              Spanish soccer player boyfriend Gerard Pique.
      pedestrian told police that       lower Manhattan.                      Celebrity        website                                                “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy
      her car struck him as the              She was charged with a      TMZ.com, quoting sources                                                awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have
      “Mean Girls” actress was          misdemeanor and released,        at the hotel, said surveillance     Actress Lindsay Lohan.
                                                                                                                     REUTERS                     decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives
      driving into a hotel in New       the New York police              video of the incident made it                                           and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the
      York, New York City police        department’s Office of Public    hard to tell whether Lohan’s      laws until 2014. A conviction         next few days,” Shakira, 35, wrote on her website.
      said.                             Information said.                car made contact with the         in the New York case could                 The singer, who did not specify a due date, is bowing out
           Lohan’s vehicle clipped           Lohan’s spokesman in        pedestrian or, if it did, how     trigger a violation of those          of a music festival in Las Vegas this weekend.
      a 34-year-old man in an alley,    Los Angeles said he believed     hard.                             conditions.                                In the near future she will be juggling both motherhood
      around 2:30 am, police told       the claims would not be               The New York Daily                Lohan, who rose to fame          and work. Earlier this week the singer, along with R&B star
      Reuters, and the man later        proved.                          News identified the man as        as a child star in the 1990s,         Usher, were confirmed to replace Christina Aguilera and Cee
      went to a nearby hospital              “While some of the facts    Jose Rodriguez, a cook who        has been trying to make a             Lo Green for the fourth season next year of NBC’s hit singing
      saying he had an injured          are still being gathered, it     was leaving his workplace,        comeback after her once               contest “The Voice.”
      knee.                             appears that this is much ado    the adjacent Maritime hotel,      promising movie career was
           The 26-year-old actress,     about nothing. We are            when the incident occurred.       derailed. She stars as screen
      who has been in and out of        confident this matter will be         A Los Angeles judge          legend Elizabeth Taylor in a
      court, rehab and prison since     cleared up in the coming         released Lohan from formal        Lifetime TV movie, “Liz &
      a 2007 drunk driving arrest       weeks and the claims being       probation in March, but she       Dick,” due to air in November.
      in Los Angeles, was arrested      made against Lindsay will be     was instructed to obey all                               Reuters


        Dave Matthews of The
                                             Dave Matthews Band’s “Away From the
      Dave Matthews Band sings
      during a special pre-game
                                                    World” debuts at No 1
      show honouring the Super               LOS ANGELES, 20 Sept—       album.                            110,000 copies. In fourth
         Bowl champion New              US rock group Dave                    But the album’s              position, The Avett Brothers’
       Orleans Saints who are           Matthews Band’s new album,       266,000 sales figure was the      “The Carpenter” sold 98,000
        hosting the Minnesota           “Away From the World,”           band’s smallest album launch      copies.
      Vikings in the NFL’s 91st         landed in the top spot on the    since 1996’s “Crash,” which             Rock act the xx’s second        Colombian pop star and the United Nations Children’s
        season opener in New            Billboard        200       on    sold 254,000 copies in its        album, “Coexist,” landed in           Fund (UNICEF) ambassador, Shakira, and her boyfriend,
      Orleans, on 19 Sept, 2010.        Wednesday - the band’s sixth     first week, according to          the No 5 spot, while ZZ Top’s             Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique.—REUTERS
               REUTERS                  straight No 1-debuting studio    Nielsen SoundScan figures.        “La Futura” came in at No 6                Shakira burst onto the international pop scene with her
                                                                              For only the second time     — the legendary rock band’s           2006 single, “Hips Don’t Lie.”
                                                                         in history, the top six albums    highest debuting album ever.               Pique, 25, plays for FC Barcelona. The couple first met
                                                                         on the Billboard 200 chart              On the digital songs            in 2010. This will be their first child.—Reuters
                                                                         are debuts, the music             chart, country-pop crossover
                                                                         publication said.
                                                                              Country music quartet
                                                                                                           artist Taylor Swift held on to
                                                                                                           the top spot for the fifth
                                                                                                                                                     Disney film to show how
                                                                         Little Big Town’s new arrival,
                                                                         “Tornado,” took the second
                                                                                                           straight week with her single
                                                                                                           “We Are Never Ever Getting
                                                                                                                                                    “Mary Poppins” flew from
                                                                         place slot after selling
                                                                         113,000 copies. It was the
                                                                                                           Back Together.”
                                                                                                                 US album sales so far in
                                                                                                                                                         book to screen
                                                                         group’s best ever sales week.     2012 stand at 207.29 million               LOS ANGELES, 20 Sept—             The story of the magical
                                                                              Bob Dylan’s latest           units, down 5 percent from            The tale of how the world’s       English nanny who flies with
                                                                         studio album, “Tempest,”          the same time last year.              most beloved nanny, Mary          her umbrella has also been
                                                                         landed in the N 3 spot. It sold                         Reuters         Poppins, flew from the pages      made into a hit stage musical,
                                                                                                                                                 of a popular book onto the        playing on Broadway. The
                                                                                                                                                 big screen is the subject of a    Cameron          Mackintosh
               Basquiat poised to set record at New York art auction                                                                             new film starring Tom Hanks       production was also a hit in
           NEW YORK, 20 Sept— An        art at Christie’s, said in a     Kooning, Warhol and               fashion photographer Patrick          and Emma Thompson,                London’s West End.
      early work by Jean-Michel         statement. “The market has       Pollock,” Gouzer said.            Demarchelier.                         Disney said on Wednesday.              John Lee Hancock,
      Basquiat could set an artist’s    been waiting a long time for          “We expect it to set a            Basquiat burst onto                   The film called “Saving      whose best-known films
      record in November when it        a work of this caliber and       new record.”                      New York’s burgeoning art             Mr Banks” began production        include “The Rookie” and
      is expected to sell for some      freshness.                            The auction house did        scene more than 30 years              on Wednesday. It tells of Walt    “The Blind Side,” will direct
      $20 million, auction house             “Basquiat             is    not identify the seller but       ago and quickly drew                  Disney’s 20-year pursuit of       “Saving Mr Banks.” The film
      Christie’s said on Tuesday.       increasingly           being     catalogs from recent              attention and respect for his         the film rights to author PL      also stars Colin Farrell as
           The untitled 1981 work,      recognized as a grand master     exhibitions of the work           powerful, jarring and                 Travers’ novel “Mary              Travers’ father and Rachel
      which has been in a private       of post-war art alongside de     identified him as French          sometimes controversial               Poppins,” Walt Disney Co’s        Griffiths as her aunt.
      collection for two decades                                                                           canvases that drew heavily            movie studio said in a                 “Saving Mr Banks” will
      and has been featured in                                                                             on his Haitian and Puerto             statement.                        be released sometime in
      virtually every major                                                                                Rican heritage. Basquiat,                  Hanks will play Walt         2013, Disney said.
      Basquiat retrospective,                                                                              whose career was the subject          Disney, marking the first time                          Reuters
      depicts      a     fisherman                                                                         of a feature film and a               the legendary animator and
      displaying his catch hanging                                                                         documentary, died in 1988             film producer has ever been
      at the end of a line.                                                                                at the age of 27.                     depicted in a dramatic film.
           Christie’s estimates the                                                                             Gouzer said that unlike          Thompson will play Travers,
      painting will sell for about                                                                         most artists who win acclaim,         who reluctantly granted
      $20 million, which along                                                                             “Basquiat created his best            Disney the film rights while
      with its commission would                                                                            paintings at the beginning of         demanding script and
      bring the price to well above                                                                        his career. ‘Untitled 1981’           character control that clashed
      Basquiat’s auction record of                                                                         unites all the elements of            with Disney’s vision for the
      $20.1 million, set in June in                                                                        energy, freedom and                   movie musical.
      London.                                                                                              boldness that one looks for in             “Mary Poppins” was
           “Great works by               A visitor looks at ‘’Orange Sports Figure’’ by Jean-              Basquiat,” he said.                   released in 1964 and won
      Basquiat have become close             Michel Basquiat during a contemporary arts                         The painting will be sold        five Oscars, including a best
      to impossible to find in recent    exhibition in Doha on 25 Jan, 2012. The painting is               on 14 Nov following public            actress award for Julie           Dame Julie Andrews, star
      years,” said Loic Gouzer,         estimated to fetch between $4,680,000 and $4,240,000               exhibitions scheduled for             Andrews in the title role, best   of Mary Poppins and the
      international specialist of          when it is auctioned off in London on 15- 16 Feb.               London, Paris and New York.           original score and best song          Sound of Music.
      post-war and contemporary                                 REUTERS                                                         Reuters          for “Chim Chim Cher-ee.”                 REUTERS




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                                                  SPORTS
          Tiger happy with 2012 season, despite major    Golf                                                                                             Floyd Mayweather must pay
                           drought                                                                                                                        Manny Pacquiao over $113,000
             ATLANTA, 20 Sept—Tiger      this year. I went from probably                                                                                  for legal fees      Boxing
       Woods has not won a major         most of my career not being a                                                                                         NEW YORK, 20 Sept—Manny Pacquiao is still waiting to
       title in more than four years     very good driver of the ball to                                                                                  fight Floyd Mayweather Jr, but he claimed a victory of sorts
       but he is delighted with his      now being one of the better                                                                                      on Wednesday when a federal judge ruled Mayweather must
       progress this season,             ones out here on tour.                                                                                           pay Pacquiao more than $113,000 for failing to give a deposition
       highlighted by three victories          “That is exciting for me.                                                                                  in a defamation suit, according to several media reports.
       on the PGA Tour, after a          That is one of the reasons why                                                                                        The majority of the money will likely go to Pacquiao’s
       frustrating 2011 campaign cut     my scoring average is where                                                                                      attorneys, who had filed suit on behalf of their boxer client for
       short by injury.                  it’s at right now. I’ve been                                                                                     defamation after Mayweather told reporters and others that
             The American former         very consistent.”                                                                                                Pacquiao uses performance—enhancing drugs.
       world number one missed                 Helped by his three wins                                                                                        “Calling a professional athlete a cheater is the most
       three months, and two of the      on the 2012 PGA Tour, Woods                                                                                      serious charge one can make,” Pacquiao’s original lawsuit
       four majors, last year after      lies second behind Rory                                                                                          said. “Accusing an athlete of using performance-enhancing
       injuring his Achilles during      McIlroy in the FedExCup                                                                                          drugs—however baseless and lacking in evidence - is toxic.”
       the Masters in April.                                                 Tiger Woods of the US hits his tee shot on the second tee
                                         points standings coming into                                                                                          Mayweather was scheduled to sit for a deposition
             “This has been a really                                          during the final round of the PGA Championship golf
                                         this week for the fourth and                                                                                     sometime between June and October last year, but never
       good season to come back                                                  tournament in Carmel, Indiana on 9 Sept, 2012.
                                         final playoff event of the                                                                                       showed up. One of his arguments was that he was too busy
       from last year, not being able                                                                REUTERS
                                         season.                                                                                                          training, but investigators obtained photos of Mayweather at
       to play at all, and then being          He also occupies second       summer, and they’re finally                                                  various nightclubs across the country showing him dancing,
       able to train properly and                                                                                not the major championships.”
                                         place in the scoring average        starting to click in.”                    “I just need to have those         drinking and spending significant amounts of money.
       practice properly,” Woods         charts, his 68.892 being                   Asked what he still needed                                                 “Mayweather decided that he, not the court, would
       told reporters on Wednesday                                                                               weeks where I put it together
                                         trumped only by McIlroy’s           to do to clinch a 15th major        and coincide with a major.               determine if and when his deposition would take place,”
       ahead of this week’s Tour         68.836.                             title, Woods replied: “I think                                               according to the motion. —Reuters
       Championship.                                                                                             They’re not easy to do. I
                                               “My short game is finally     just putting it all together at     haven’t really done it that
             “Hence I’m producing the    starting to come around too,        the right time. I’ve put it                                                   Floyd Mayweather Jr
       results I know I can produce.                                                                             often. I’ve done it 14 times ... so       of the US celebrates his
                                         which is nice,” said Woods. “I      together at three events this       they’re a little harder to do.”
       I’ve made some great strides      made some good changes this         year. They just happen to be                                                  victory over WBA super
                                                                                                                                          Reuters
                                                                                                                                                           welterweight champion
                   Soccer                Bayern banish final demons with Valencia win                                                                      Miguel Cotto of Puerto
                                                                                                                                                           Rico following their title
            M UNICH , 20 Sept—                Schweinsteiger, whose          out crowd in Munich.                start.                                    fight at the MGM Grand
       Bastian Schweinsteiger and        spot-kick miss in the final              Midfielder Toni Kroos                 The hosts enjoyed the              Garden Arena in Las
       Bayern Munich cast aside the      shootout on home turf               added a second when he              majority of possession but                Vegas, Nevada on 5
       bitter memories of their          allowed Chelsea to score and        scored with a 20-metre drive        were made to work hard as                 May, 2012. —REUTERS
                                                                             in the 76th minute.                 cautious Valencia defended
                                                                                  Defensive-minded Val-          deeply.
                                                                             encia, in their first encounter
                                                                             with Bayern since losing to
                                                                                                                        Kroos tried his luck from
                                                                                                                 20 meters with a powerful
                                                                                                                                                          Messi double gives Barca comeback
                                                                             the Germans in the 2001             drive but Alves was well-                win over Spartak           Soocer
                                                                             Champions League final, cut         placed to save. Bayern, who
                                                                             the deficit with a header from      are top in the Bundesliga, kept               BARCELONA, 20 Sept—          from a center by substitute
                                                                             Nelson Valdez in stoppage           at it and Schweinsteiger broke           Lionel Messi started his and      Alexis Sanchez.
                                                                             time.                               the deadlock after a well-timed          Barcelona’s Champions                  It was an impressive
                                                                                  Bayern should then have        pass by Arjen Robben.                    League campaign with a bang       comeback from the La Liga
                                                                             made it 3-1 but substitute                 Valencia, with only one           when he struck twice to secure    side, bidding for a third
                                                                             Mario Mandzukic saw his             win in four league games in              a 3-2 comeback win for the        European crown in five years,
                                                                             penalty saved by keeper             Spain so far, posed no real              favorites at home to Spartak      and ensured a winning debut
                                                                             Diego Alves after Adil Rami         threat, waiting for a chance to          Moscow in their Group G           in the competition for new
               Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos (R) celebrates with                was sent off.                       break and mainly relying on              opener on Wednesday.              coach Tito Vilanova.
              teammates after scoring their second goal against                   Bayern coach Jupp              Algerian Sofiane Feghouli’s                   Barca were flirting with a        Spartak were level 15
              Valencia during their Champions League Group F                 Heynckes sprang a surprise          speed for any offensive spark.           first home defeat in 17           minutes after Tello’s opener
                  soccer match in Munich, on 19 Sept, 2012.                  with his starting lineup,                  Kroos forced another              European games when               without even having to shoot
                                   REUTERS                                   leaving top scorer Mandzukic        good Alves save with a 20-               Spartak took a shock 2-1 lead     on goal when fullback Daniel
       Champions League final            be crowned European                 on the bench and bringing in        metre missile on the hour                in the 59th minute at the Nou     Alves turned the ball into his
       defeat in May to begin the        champions, fired Bayern into        the experienced Claudio             before finally beating the               Camp before Messi, top scorer     own net.
       new campaign with a 2-1           the lead with a deflected shot      Pizarro. He also gave 40-           Brazilian after he was left              in the competition the past            The visitors’ ultra-
       Group F victory over Valencia     in the 38th minute, much to         million euro-signing Javi           unmarked outside the box.                four seasons, leveled 19          defensive tactics frustrated
       on Wednesday.                     the delight of the 68,000 sold-     Martinez his first competitive                               Reuters         minutes from time.                Barca and they snatched a
                                                                                                                                                               The Argentine World          shock breakaway goal in the
                Alonso seeks to tighten grip in Singapore                                                        Motor Racing                             Player of the Year was set up
                                                                                                                                                          by Cristian Tello, scorer of
                                                                                                                                                                                            59th minute when Brazilian
                                                                                                                                                                                            midfielder Romulo shrugged
            SINGAPORE, 20 Sept—          his race pace has been                                                  and fourth places in the other           the home side’s 14th-minute       off Adriano’s challenge and
       Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso         competitive and he arrives in                                           races here.                              opener, and then nodded in        finished low past Victor
       will aim to consolidate his       southeast Asia buoyed up                                                      Even if he fails to finish in      the winner in the 80th minute     Valdes.—Reuters
       Formula One championship          by another rousing drive at                                             Singapore, Alonso (179 points)
       lead around the streets of        his team’s home track in                                                will retain his title lead heading
       Singapore on Sunday,              Monza, where he finished                                                to Japan on October 7 but the
       seeking a third win in the        third after starting 10th on the                                        Spaniard will be keen to keep
       night race to extend his 37-      grid.                                                                   a cushion between himself and
       point advantage in the                  “In all the simulations and   Ferrari Formula One driver          the three former champions
       standings. The twice world        all the predictions we had, it      Fernando Alonso of Spain            behind him in the standings.
       champion has been a master        was never a podium finish, so       smiles after cycling on the               McLaren’s             Lewis
       of consistency this season,       basically it’s much better than     Marina Bay Street Circuit           Hamilton (142 points) is the
       winning three races and           expected,” the Spaniard said        ahead of the Singapore F1           form driver on the grid after
       claiming a top-five spot in       after the Monza race.               Grand Prix on 19 Sept,              two wins in the last three races,
       seven others, and goes into             “The race went like a              2012.—REUTERS                  the Briton one point ahead of
       the final seven races of the      movie for us, like a dream.”                                            2007 champion Kimi                        Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (C) scores his second goal
       season in prime position to             More encouraging for          ground since he won the             Raikkonen with defending                  against Spartak Moscow’s Dmitri Kombarov (R) and
       win his first title since 2006.   Alonso is that the 23-turn          scandal-tainted inaugural race      double champion Sebastian                  goalkeeper Andriy Dykan during their Champions
            While his Ferrari has        Marina Bay Street Circuit has       in 2008, notching up another        Vettel a further point back in           League Group G soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in
       often struggled in qualifying,    proved a happy hunting              win two years later and third       fourth.—Reuters                                 Barcelona, on 19 Sept, 2012.—REUTERS




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                                                                                                 GENERAL
              Focus Myanmar TV Programme                                                          Real back on track after rousing
            MYANMAR                        MYANMAR TV                                                     night in Europe
                                                                                                                                                      that led to shock domestic         were committed to play
         INTERNATIONAL                      (21-9-2012) (Friday)                                                                                      defeats at Getafe and Sevilla.     aggressively.
          (21-9-12 09:30 am ~            7:00 am                                                                                                           The victory against the            “Real Madrid wants that
        22-9-12 09:30 am) MST             1. Paritta By Venerable                                                                                     English champions has              historic tenth title and we will
         * News                              Mingun Sayadaw                                                                                           transformed a club on the          fight for it.”
         * International Day for the     7:25 am                                                                                                      verge of crisis into a team full        Concern in the Spanish
                                          2. To Be Healthy Exercise                                                                                   of belief they can secure the      capital about Real’s early-
            Preservation of the
                                         7:50 am                                                                                                      10th European title that has       season         wobble      was
            Ozone Layer 2012              3. Nice & Sweet Song                                                                                        eluded them since 2002.            exacerbated by Ronaldo’s
         * News                          8:15 am                                                                                                           Mourinho launched a           revelation at the start of this
         * Wild Eye X                     4. The Mirror Images Of                                                                                     series of stinging attack on       month that he was “sad” for
            Contemporary Art                 The Musical Oldies                                                                                       his players after the La Liga      professional reasons.
            Exhibition                   8:20 am                                                                                                      setbacks but after wildly               The Portugal forward’s
         * Stylish Own Creation           5. Teleplay (Traffic)                                                                                       celebrating Ronaldo’s goal         bombshell             prompted
            Contest Mr. & Miss           8:30 am                                                                                                      the Portuguese told reporters      speculation he was seeking
                                          6. Selected Songs For 19th                                                                                  Real could scarcely have           an improved contract and
            Taw Win Selection
                                             Myanmar Traditional           Real Madrid’s coach Jose Mourinho takes his seat before                    played better.                     could even leave the club that
         * News                              Cultural Performing Arts          the start of their Champions League Group D soccer                          “In Seville (on Saturday)     made him the world’s most
         * Myanmar Movies Impact             Competitions (2012)           match against Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu                     we had players who did not         expensive player when they
            “Over       Population           (Modern Music)                      stadium in Madrid, on 18 Sept, 2012.— REUTERS                        win a ball in 90 minutes,” he      bought him from Manchester
            Among Ladies”                    (Higher Education) (Level           MADRID, 20 Sept— Jose          The fight the Real                    said.                              United for 94 million euros
         * News                              Women)                                                                                                        “Today        was      the    ($122.72 million)three years
                                                                           Mourinho got the response players showed to turn the
         * Up & Coming Art Show          4:00 pm                                                                                                      opposite. The team was solid,      ago.
                                                                           he wanted from his players game around was in stark
                                          7. Martial Song                                                                                             compact, recovered balls and
            2012                                                           and Cristiano Ronaldo is contrast to the limp displays                                                                                Reuters
                                         4:05 pm
         * News                                                            celebrating his goals again
         * Monywa Blanket
                                          8. Musical Programme
                                         4:10 pm
                                                                           after Real Madrid’s rousing                 FSA warned Barclays on Diamond
         * INDIA SHOW                     9. Dance of National Races
                                                                           fightback to snatch a 3-2
         * News                          4:20 pm
                                                                           Champions League win at
                                                                           home to Manchester City on
                                                                                                                                 approval
         * Great       Shwedagon         10. Songs Of Yester Years                                              L ONDON , 20 Sept—                    the evidence in the                taking too many risks.
                                         4:30 pm                           Tuesday.                        Britain’s financial regulator              documents was “at variance”              Lawmakers at the inquiry
            (Historic & Mysterious                                               Needing a convincing warned Barclays Plc two years
            Places)                      11. University of Distance                                                                                   with the impression it received    also accused Diamond, who
                                             Education (TV Lectures)       performance in Europe after a ago that its approval of Bob                 from Barclays Chairman             had long been one of the most
         * Myanmar Business Plan                                           dreadful start in La Liga, Real Diamond as chief executive
                                             -Third Year (Law)                                                                                        Marcus Agius when it quizzed       high profile and highest paid
            Contest 2012 Prizes          4:50 pm                           twice came from a goal down could change if there was an                   him in July.                       bankers and who became
            Awarding Ceremony            12. Sports Highlight              in the Group D opener at the adverse outcome from the                           The Financial Services        Barclays CEO at the start of
         * News                          5:30 pm                           Bernabeu before Ronaldo Libor interest rate rigging                        Authority (FSA) released           2011, of misleading them.
         * Advanced Technology           13. India Drama Series            struck a 90th-minute winner investigation, documents                       documents to Tyrie after a               The file note, released by
            for Quility Transport        7:00 pm                           to send the home fans into showed. Andrew Tyrie, the                       report by his committee            Tyrie’s Treasury Select
                                         14. TV Drama Series               raptures and silence the chairman              heading        a            indicated the regulator had        Committee, also said Sants
         * News
                                         8:00 pm                           boisterous City supporters parliamentary inquiry into the                  not raised Libor as a concern      told Agius that the regulator’s
         * Welcome to Ngwe                                                 high up in the giant arena.
                                         15. News                                                          Libor scandal at Barclays, said            at the time it approved            relationship with Diamond
            Hsaung Beach Resort          16. Just For Laughs                                                                                          Diamond’s promotion to             had to improve.
         * Myanmar Movie
            “Dancer and Drummer”
                                         17. TV Drama Series
                                         18. Song Lover
                                                                               Louisiana man arrested in                                              CEO. The regulator said on               “HS (Sants) explained
                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday that a September         that the relationship with BD
                                                                              university bomb threat case                                             2010 file note of a meeting        (Diamond) had not reached
         Cambodia launches telecoms                                             NEW ORLEANS, 20 Sept—A man has been arrested in
                                                                                                                                                      between its CEO Hector Sants       the level of openness,
                                                                                                                                                      and Agius, at which the            transparency and willingness
             regulatory body                                               connection with a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of
                                                                           Louisiana State University, but he does not appear to be linked
                                                                                                                                                      approval of Diamond was            to air issues with the FSA as
                                                                                                                                                      discussed, said Sants              is the case with John Varley,”
             PHNOM PENH, 20 Sept—             At the event, Mao            to recent threats against other universities, school police said
                                                                                                                                                      “stressed that this is an          it said, referring to Diamond’s
       Cambodia officially launched      Chakrya, TRC’s newly-             on Wednesday. William Bouvay, 42, of Baton Rouge, was
                                                                                                                                                      ongoing (Libor) investigation      predecessor as CEO.
       the Telecommunications            appointed director general,       arrested late on Tuesday on charges of communicating false
                                                                                                                                                      and the FSA’s position could             It said Agius agreed and
       Regulator of Cambodia (TRC)       vowed to strengthen existing      information of a planned bombing, the university police said.
                                                                                                                                                      change so the board should         would make sure Diamond
       on Thursday in a bid to           laws and regulations, to          LSU’s Baton Rouge campus was evacuated after receiving a
                                                                                                                                                      be aware.”                         “steps up” to improve and
       supervise the country’s fast-     formulate new rules and           phone call on Monday warning of multiple bombs.
                                                                                                                                                           Diamond resigned in           that Varley would “coach”
       growing telecoms sector,          regulations to keep up with            Students were later allowed to return to their dormitories
                                                                                                                                                      July after Barclays was fined      him to help the relationship.
       officials said.                   the     development          of   after police swept buildings at the university, which has 29,000
                                                                                                                                                      over$450million(277.4million             The note said Agius said
             Speaking at the launching   sophisticated technologies        students and 4,700 faculty and staff. No explosives were found.
                                                                                                                                                      pounds) for rigging Libor          “whilst BD (Diamond) is very
       ceremony, So Khun, Minister       and to ensure a fair and          Police said the bomb threat was made from a deactivated cell
                                                                                                                                                      benchmark interest rates. The      competitive ... he suspects he
       of Posts and Telecoms, said       transparent atmosphere for        phone that was only able to make emergency calls. Investigators
                                                                                                                                                      Libor inquiry unearthed long-      will now see him mature and
       the TRC will govern rules and     telecommunications                pinpointed a GPS location from which the call was placed, then
                                                                                                                                                      standing criticism by the FSA      relax given he has now
       regulations in the sector with    operators.                        searched the area and identified Bouvay as a suspect. When
                                                                                                                                                      of Barclays for having an          achieved his goal” of
       authority over spectrum and            Telecommunications           questioned, he admitted making the threat, police said. The
                                                                                                                                                      aggressive culture and for         becoming CEO.—Reuters
       fair price setting for telecoms   witness a significant progress    Louisiana case was similar to several other recent cases. On
       operators.                        in recent years.                  Friday, threats were phoned in to the University of Texas at
             “This is a new                   According to the             Austin and North Dakota State University, prompting
       achievement for the country       ministry’s report, by June this   evacuations of both campuses. No bombs were found.
       in reforming telecoms sector,”    year, the country’s eight              Also on Friday, Hiram College in Ohio was evacuated
       he said. “The regulatory body     mobile phone operators have       following an e-mailed bomb threat, and Indiana’s Valparaiso
       will help to build more           sold out 19.64 million SIM        University, issued a security warning, saying that an unspecific
       confidence among investors.”      cards, exceeding the              threat was made via a graffiti message. Captain Cory Lalonde of
             The TRC is authorized to    country’s population of           the LSU Police Department said authorities “have found nothing
       inspect and supervise on          about 14.5 million.               whatsoever that would link this incident” with others. “Quite the
       techniques and administration          In terms of internet use,    opposite, we have every indication that this is strictly an isolated
       on      the     construction,     the kingdom has about 30          incident to LSU and the Baton Rouge area,” Lalonde said.
       operation, distribution and       internet service providers             University of Texas police have determined that “some                  Bob Diamond, Chief Executive of Barclays PLC, stands
       use of networks and               serving 1.86 million              of these threats nationally are related, but our investigation             next to the eighteenth green during the final round of the
       telecommunications as well as     customers.                        is still open,” said spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon, who                           Scottish Open golf tournament at Castle Stuart golf
       information technologies.                                Xinhua     declined to elaborate.—Reuters                                             course near Inverness, Scotland 10 July, 2011.—REUTERS
        R/489 Printed and published by the New Light of Myanmar press in Nay Pyi Taw, the News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information.




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           Nation-building task of                                           Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw receives
         Myanmar made possible by
       the reform measures instituted
                                                                                       Director of IRI of US
                                                                            NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept—
         by President U Thein Sein                                     Deputy Speaker of Pyithu
                                                                       Hluttaw U Nanda Kyaw Swa
           Daw Aung San Suu Kyi                                        received Director Ms
                                                                       Johanna Kao and party of
            delivers an address at                                     International Republican
                                                                       Institute (IRI) of the US at the
             ceremony to accept                                        Hluttaw committee meeting
         Congressional Gold Medal                                      hall No.1 of Hluttaw Complex,
                                                                       here, at 9 am today.
           NAY PYI TAW, 20 Sept—      the presence of Union                 During the meeting,
      Chairperson of Pyithu           Minister U Aung Min from         they discussed experiences
      Hluttaw Rule of Law and         Myanmar in the audience.         of      parliaments           in
      Tranquility Committee Daw       She expressed her belief         international community,
      Aung San Suu Kyi received       over future processes of         exchange of experiences for
      the Congressional Gold          reform and national              raising capacity in the
      Medal which is the highest      reconsolidation            of    Hluttaw, and cooperation in
      award for civilians presented   Myanmar. She showed off          conducting workshops and
      by the US Congress,             her belief that she would        trainings.                         Hluttaw Bill Committee,                    Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Nanda
      yesterday (Wednesday).          successfully overcome all             Also present at the call      secretaries and members of                  Kyaw Swa receives Director Ms Johanna
           US Secretary of State      difficulties along the future    were the Chairman of Pyithu        commission.—MNA                            Kao and party of International Republican
      Hillary Clinton and former
      first lady Laura Bush                                                                                                                                  Institute (IRI) of US.—MNA
      together with US House and
      Senate leaders attended the                                                                                                                     Truck rolls on vehicle
      congressional
      ceremony at the United
                             medal
                                                                                                                                                            repairer
      States Capitol and praised                                                                                                                       YEKYI, 20 Sept—A GMC truck carrying gravels for the
      her.                                                                                                                                        road in Aingthabu driven by Zaw Min Khaing suddenly
           Also present on the                                                                                                                    stopped due to break error between mile posts 61/6 and 61/
      occasion were Union                                                                                                                         7 on Pathein-Monywa Road in Yekyi Township on 27
      Minister at the President                                                                                                                   August.
      Office U Aung Min and                                                                                                                            Sithu Tun, Zaw Min Khaing and Zaw Lin Aung from the
      Myanmar Ambassador to the                                                                                                                   truck repaired the vehicle. Meanwhile, Sithu Tun started
      US U Than Swe.                                                                                                                              engine to fill air compressor, the truck rolled on. So, the truck
           Nation-building task of                                                                                                                rolled on Zaw Lin Aung (a) Shwe Ah, 21, son of U San Hlaing
      Myanmar was made                                                                                                                            of Thaung Village-Yenatha Village-tract in Yekyi, who
      possible by the reform                                                                                                                      repaired the parts of the truck under it. In the incident, Zaw
      measures instituted by                                                                                                                      Lin Aung (a) Shwe Ah was injured at forehead, pelvic and
      President U Thein Sein, said                                                                                                                fracture of neck bones and he died on the spot.
      Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in                                                                                                                          Konbyin Police Station took action against Sithu Tun
      her acceptance speech.                                                                                                                      for his reckless act.—Myanma Alin
      Under the leadership of the
                                       Chairperson of Pyithu Hluttaw Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee                                              Fertilizer collectively
      President, she said that the
      legislative body which is        Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives the Congressional Gold Medal which is
                                         the highest award for civilians presented by the US Congress.—MNA
                                                                                                                                                        broadcast in Maubin
      young but rapidly maturing                                                                                                                       MAUBIN, 20 Sept—A collective fertilizer broadcasting
      and the entire Myanmar          path with the help of friends    the people can live together       at the US Institute of Peace            was held at the one-acre farmland of Palethwe paddy strain
      people who adore the            of the world. She said that as   in peace, all the people can       in Washington, during                   of farmer Daw Mar Mar in Aingwaing Village in Maubin
      democracy values will join      she goes forward together        go forward in unity and            which she said she supported            Township on 17 September.
      hands in full swing to march    with countrymen and              peace to achieve success.          the further easing of US                     It was participated by Chief Executive Officer of Central
      towards the deserved            women along the difficult             After accepting the           economic sanctions on                   Cooperative Union U Kyaw Thein, General Manager U Soe
      position in the modern          path of building a truly         medal, Daw Aung San Suu            Myanmar. Moreover, she                  Myint, officials, Staff Officer of Township Cooperative
      world. She acknowledged         democratic society where all     Kyi held private talks with        said that Myanmar should                Department U Thet Naing, Staff Officer U Nyi Lay Maung
                                                                       President Obama for about          not depend on US sanctions              of Township Agriculture Department and staff, members of
         China,                                                        half an hour.                      to keep up the momentum of              Township Agricultural Development Committee, village
                                                                            At the start of her visit     its     movement         for            administrators and local people.
         Mexico                                                        Tuesday, she met with              democracy, and all the                       Maubin Township has put 123 acres of land under
         vow to                                                        Secretary of State Hillary         people have got to work at              Palethwe hybrid paddy in rainy season of 2012-2013.
                                                                       Clinton and made an address        its themselves.—MNA
        enhance                                                                                                                                                                                  Myanma Alin

          press                                                           Chelsea face reality check as                                           teams escape as Juventus did.
       cooperation                                                       quest begins to emulate Milan
                                                                                                                                                        Coach Roberto di Matteo
                                                                                                                                                  said before the game they
              PAGE 10                                                         LONDON, 20 Sept—If          Franco Baresi’s AC Milan side           would not underestimate
                                                      Tiger             Chelsea are to become the         that boasted the Dutch trio of          Juve, back in the competition
                                                                        first club in the Champions       Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten           after a two-year absence and
                                                     happy              League era to win back-to-        and Frank Rijkaard and were             coming to London after going
                                                      with              back titles, they are going to    the last to lift successive             unbeaten for 42 games in             coming from Brazilian
                                                      2012              have to eliminate the mistakes    European Cups in 1989 and               Serie A.                             debutant Oscar, di Matteo
                                                                        that cost them victory in their   1990.                                         “So far, it’s been             watched on helplessly as
                                                    season,             2-2 draw with Juventus on               That trophy was paraded           impossible for anyone to win         Juve fought back to draw
                                                     despite            Wednesday.                        around Stamford Bridge                  it twice, so we will try to do the   with Arturo Vidal scoring
                                                                              The Italian champions       before the opening Group E              impossible,” di Matteo said          before halftime and substitute
                                                     major              handed them a reality check       match against Juve, but if              on Tuesday.                          Fabio Quagliarella grabbing
                                                    drought             at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea     Chelsea are to retain their                   After his side established     the equaliser in the 80th
                                  PAGE 14                               began their quest to emulate      glittering prize, they cannot let       a 2-0 lead with both goals           minute.—Reuters




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