THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Friday, 17 September, 2010 5
Gene therapy for blood
Health Tip: Travelling by air
disorder patient advances
during pregnancy BEIJING, 16 Sept— A A team, led by
Flying is safe for most healthy women who are 21-year-old anaemia Philippe Leboulch of
pregnant, the American Congress of Obstetricians patient, who needed Harvard Medical
and Gynecologists (ACOG) says, although some monthly transfusions to School, used a virus as a
airlines have restrictions during the last month of survive since 3, has “Trojan horse” to deliver
pregnancy. made “remarkable” a slice of DNA into cells
progress after receiving which were corrected for
The ACOG offers these general suggestions for
treatment to correct the flawed beta-LCR A mother and her young baby wait seen a doctor at a
pregnant women who travel by plane:
faulty DNA, media gene. clinic in Darfur in recently. Maternal mortality has
* Try to reserve an aisle seat, so you can get
reports said Thursday.
“At present, appro- declined by more than one-third in nearly two decades,
up and stretch your legs during a long trip.
The unnamed UN agencies said, although Africa and South Asia bear
* Don’t drink carbonated beverages or eat patient, suffering from ximately three years the overhwhelming burden of deaths in childbirth.
foods that cause gas before you fly. beta-thalassemia, was post-transplantation, the INTERNET
* Always wear your seatbelt on the flight,
with the belt beneath your belly.
treated in Paris in 2007
and didn’t need a
biological and clinical
evolution is remarkable
New York City to pursue
* Ask your doctor about anti-nausea transfusion in two years, and the patient’s quality smoking ban in parks, beaches
medication if you tend to feel sick during according to a study of life is good,” the study NEW YORK, 16 Sept— New York City Mayor
flights.—Internet published in the science of the team said. Michael Bloomberg announced plans on
Only a tiny fraction of Americans heed the advice to journal Nature.
take part in moderate or vigorous activity to keep
But researchers Wednesday to expand the smoking ban on New
Beta-thalassaemia is sounded a note of York City beaches and in city parks.
weight down and stay healthy, and when they do,
an inherited blood caution, saying there was The effort, which followed the City’s 2003 ban
they’re likely to do something a little self-defeating:
disorder that affects the a possibility that the on smoking in bars and restaurants, was also hailed
body’s ability to create patient could develop by health groups on Wednesday. Council members
red blood cells. The leukaemia in the future plan to introduce the anti-smoking bill Thursday. It
common treatment of the due to side effects from has to go through committee hearings before the
disease is bone marrow the gene therapy.
full 51-member council can vote.
transplant, but only a Gene therapy has
small number of patients “The science is clear: prolonged exposure to
been used since the late
have chances to receive 1990s, offering the hope secondhand smoke — whether you’re indoors or
this treatment because of of blocking or reversing out —hurts your health. Today, we’re doing
difficulties in finding the inherited disease. something about it,” said New York City Mayor
right type of donor. Xinhua Bloomberg.—Internet
EU claims victory in WTO 3 ultra-efficient cars win
case versus Boeing $10M innovation award
DETROIT, 16 Sept—An ultralight, gas-powered
car that can get 102 miles per gallon is among the
winners of the $10 million Automotive X Prize, a
contest to develop highly efficient, production-
While it’s not likely to go on sale in its current
form, Edison2’s “Very Light Car No 98” was cited This undated photo provided by Progressive
for its innovative use of lightweight materials, its Insurance, Edison2’s “Very Light Car #98” is
superior aerodynamics and its very low production shown during track testing at the Michigan
cost. Oliver Kuttner, the founder of Lynchburg, International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
Va.-based Edison2, said his target price is $20,000. INTERNET
An exhibitor stands near a scale model of Boeing
787 Dreamliner passenger jet at the Singapore The “Very Light Car No 98” seats four and is built
A Topshop store is seen in New York. The on a steel frame of mostly aluminum parts. That keeps
Airshow, on 2 February , 2010. leading British fast-fashion chain is set to
INTERNET the weight at 830 pounds, around a quarter of the
open its biggest Japan store in a major
weight of an average car. It has a space-age, race car
GENEVA , 16 Sept— in fact supports our view Tokyo shopping district on Thursday and
look and a tear drop shape, with the wheels set far out
The European Union in this dispute,” EU plans to further expand its sales network
said on Wednesday it Trade Commissioner there.—INTERNET from the car to help deflect crashes. Two other car
had won a victory Karel De Gucht told makers will split $2.5 million each: Mooresville, NC
against US subsidies for Reuters during a visit to -based Li-Ion Motors Corp, which made the Wave2, a
Boeing that it hoped Argentina. two-seat electric car that gets 187 miles on a charge,
would set the stage for a “I hope that and X-Tracer Team of Winterthur, Switzerland, whose
negotiated settlement everybody will be motorcycle-like electric mini-car, the E-Tracer 7009,
that would allow convinced that the right gets 205 miles on a charge. Both of those companies
European governments way out of this is to have are taking orders for their cars. X-Tracer Team says
to continue to help negotiations,” De Gucht the electric E-Tracer will be available to US consumers
Airbus develop new said after a World Trade next year. All of the winners are now eligible for a US.
aircraft. Organization panel Department of Energy programme that will help ready
“This was a very issued its confidential the vehicles for introduction to the US market.
thorough analysis which report.—Reuters Internet
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6 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Friday, 17 September, 2010
Fire in Philippine capital
region kills three, injures two
MANILA, 16 Sept— At least three people were
killed and two others injured in a fire that broke out
at a warehouse in Quezon City, in Philippines’ national
capital region, before dawn Thursday, local media
The fire reached the second alarm before
firefighters put it out at 1 am. The fatalities were
initially identified as a 36- year-old man and his 8-
A customer walks on a three-dimensional image year-old son. The two injured were soon rushed to a
at a shopping mall in Suzhou, east China’s nearby hospital. An initial investigation showed the
Jiangsu Province, on 15 Sept, 2010. Four three- fire started at the warehouse in San Francisco del The house made famous in the 1979 film ‘The
dimensional images created by US artist Kurt Monte in Quezon City, and spread to two nearby Amityville Horror’ is shown in this on 20 May,
Winner were displayed at the shopping mall houses. 2010 photo in Amityville.
recently.—XINHUA Arson investigators said they are looking into the INTERNET
possibility that a short circuit or a candle left
Eight die in shootout in unattended caused the fire. A witness said there was
a brownout in the area shortly before the fire broke
New Confucius Institute
northern Mexico out.—Xinhua opens in Strasbourg
M E X I C O C I T Y , 16 came across armed men PARIS, 16 Sept— The deepen their friendship
Sept—A shootout aboard three vehicles Education Department of and promote mutual
between Mexico’s close to the small town of China’s Jiangsu Province understanding between
military and unnamed Cerralvo. and France’s Alsace French and Chinese
gunmen killed eight in Staff from the State formally launched a new people.
northern Mexican state of Prosecutors office were Confucius Institute in Strengthening com-
Nuevo Leon, Mexican travelling to the scene. Strasbourg Wednesday. munication between
newspaper Reforma About two weeks After a one-year test different nations and
reported on its website. ago, five people died operation, the institute people is more important
Reforma said that the when soldiers and jointly sponsored by than ever before for the
clash took place close to gunmen clashed in A worker tests the tone of a huge bronze drum Nanjing Normal Uni- world, Chinese Consul in
the highway linking Juarez, a small town in which is 2.01 metres in diametre, 2.39 metres in versity, Suzhou Strasbourg Sun Jiwen said.
Miguel Aleman and the same state. That fight length and 6.3 tons in weight, in Nanjing, capital University and local The Confucius
Monterrey, the state began when soldiers were of east China’s Jiangsu Province, French institutes, will Institute in the region is of
capital, on Wednesday attacked while travelling on 15 Sept, 2010. —XINHUA continue to promote Sino- great significance as
afternoon. on the road linking Nuevo French culture exchange language learning is an
The newspaper cited Leon City Reynosa and One killed, two wounded in via Chinese-teaching efficient way to boost
courses, as well as mutual understanding, he
radio reports that violence
began when soldiers
South Chicago shooting performances and added.—Xinhua
CHICAGO, 16 Sept— was critically injured, exhibitions of Chinese
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the left ear and traditional culture.
killed on Tuesday in a right leg while the 19- Francois Loos, deputy
drive-by shooting on year-old was shot in the speaker of the Alsace’s
South Chicago’s right knee and treated and parliament, said at the
Woodlawn neighbour- released. unveiling ceremony that
hood street, and two The 19-year-old it was good for Alsace to
other young males were victim said Wednesday have a Confucius institute,
wounded, the local that he had “no idea why through which the region
newspaper Chicago they were shooting at and Jiangsu Province can
Tribune reported on anybody over here.”
Wednesday. But police and court Innovative green technologies
The three were records show he has been
standing on the street arrested more than two-
help China’s drive to save
when shots were fired dozen times since 2008 energy, cut emissions
from a vehicle, which and currently faces a BEIJING, 16 Sept— The Chinese government’s
then fled, Police News charge of violating investment in research and development of green
Affairs Officer Ron probation in a 2009 theft technologies has exceeded 10 billion yuan (1.47
Gaines said. case. billion US dollars) for the 2006-2010 period.
The 14-year-old boy One of the witnesses Zhang Laiwu, vice minister of science and
was shot in the head and McBride, 42, said that technology, made the remark Thursday at a press
declared dead at a local shootings have occurred conference in Beijing, also saying that China had
hospital an hour after the in the area before but developed key technologies that could cut greenhouse
shooting. there had never been one emissions. China has applied energy-saving
Japan’s robotics venture Cyberdyne employees The boy “wasn’t a so close to her home, technologies to traditional industries including steel,
wearing the robot-suit “HAL” (Hybrid Assistive bad kid,” but hung out adding that the police power, building materials, chemicals and agriculture,
with those who were, should do a better job of which have enhanced their competitiveness, he said.
Limb) are pictured walking in Tokyo. A Japanese
according to his mother. monitoring the China has also issued supportive policies for new-
paralympian and adventurer says he wants to The two wounded, a neighbour-hood. energy industries. For instance, the pilot programme
conquer a French medieval World Heritage site set 12-year-old boy and a 19- Police had no one in of energy-saving and new-energy vehicles has been
on a rocky island next year with the help of the year-old man, were also custody and Calumet implemented in 25 cities, and the government has
cutting-edge robotic suit. sent to the hospital after Area detectives were provided subsidies for the purchase of 5,000 vehicles,
shooting. investigating. he said.
The 12-year-old boy Xinhua Xinhua
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THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Friday, 17 September, 2010 7
Day in Sittway
NAY PYI TAW, 16 Sept—Chairman of Rakhine
State Peace and Development Council Commander
of Western Command Brig-Gen Soe Thein on 8
September addressed an opening speech at the
ceremony to mark the International Literacy Day,
held at the town hall in Sittway.
The commander and party enjoyed the
documentary photos for International Literacy
Maj-Gen Hla Min of Ministry of Defence looks into progress of
A&I Minister receives Indian guests Ayeyawady Bridge (Nyaungdon). (News on page 1)—MNA
Prize presentation for C-in-C Trophy
Taekwondo Tourney held
N AY P YI T AW , 16 presentation for matches of the contest,
Sept—Chairman of Commander-in-Chief of and presented trophy and
Ayeyawady Region Defence Services (Army, duplicate trophy to the
Peace and Development Navy and Air)’s Trophy winning teams and cash
Council Commander of Taekwondo Tournament assistance to Myanmar
South-West Command at the gymnasium in Taekwondo Federation
Brig-Gen Tin Maung Win Pathein on 12 September. and referee board.
attended prize He enjoyed final MNA
Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Htay Oo receives Indian
business delegation led by MP Mr Mani Shanker Aiyar.—A&I SWRR Minister on inspection tour of
N AY P YI T AW , 16
by Member of Indian
Parliament Mr Mani
September. At the call,
they cordially discussed
Mandalay Region, Shan State (North)
Agriculture and Irrigation Shanker Aiyar and Indian more cooperation in
U Htay Oo received Ambassador to Myanmar agricultural sector and
Indian Chamber of Dr VS Seshadri at the boosting agricultural
Commerce, Kolkata led ministry here on 14 production.—MNA
Mdy Mayor attends ICT Expo-2010
N AY P YI T AW , 16 The mayor and party winning townships.
Sept—Chairman of looked round the He later inspected
Mandalay City exhibition. beautifying of roads in
Development Committee On 11 September, he Maha Aungmyay
Mayor U Phone Zaw Han attended commemorative Township and Malun
attended opening of ICT ceremony for World First- water pumping station. He
Expo-2010 at the office Aid in Chanayethazan then left necessary
of MCDC on 10 Township at which he instructions.
September. presented prizes to the MNA
MFF and MFPPEA officials leave for China
Y ANGON , 16 Sept— (MFPPEA) and They were seen off
General Secretary U Executive Member U by the Vice President
Win Kyaing of Moe Myint Kyaw today U Kyi Ngwe of the
Minister U Maung Maung Swe donates one fire engine, photo copier,
Myanmar Fisheries left Yangon to attend the MFF and officials at computer and fax machine to Namhsam Township Fire Station.
Federation (MFF) First China-ASEAN Yangon International MNA
together with Chairman Industry Cooperation Airport. Secretary-1 U Y ANGO n, 16 Sept— Director U Tin Oo of into progress of the creek
U Nyo Min of Myanmar Conference to be held in Hnin Yu of the MFF Minister for Social Shan State (North) Fire bridge in Zayangyi
Fishery Products Kunming of the People’s has gone in advance to Welfare, Relief and Services Department in (north) Village.
Processors and Republic of China from the PRC. Resettlement U Maung Lashio. On 13 September,
Exporters Association 16 to 19 September. MNA Maung Swe on 10 The minister visited the minister handed over
September inspected No. 1 Pre-Primary one fire engine to
OK Myanmar introduces Sanyo Solar products construction of four-unit School and inspected Hispaw Fire Station.
N AY P YI T AW , 16 responsible persons of the representatives of the two-storey fire station construction of staff In PyinOoLwin, he
Sept—A ceremony to company explained company may contact OK and staff quarters at quarters. viewed progress of
introduce Sanyo Solar quality of the products. Myanmar Co Ltd at No. 9- Naunghkio and On 12 September, the PyinOoLwin Fire
products being Sanyo Solar panels G (MGW Tower) on Bo Kyaukme Fire Stations minister attended the Station, Yatanarpon
distributed by OK are made in Japan with Aung Kyaw Street in in Shan State (north). ceremony to donate one Myothit Fire Station and
Myanmar Co Ltd was 20 years grantee by Sanyo Yangon (Ph: 01- On 11September, he fire engine, photo copier, staff quarters and visited
held at brokerage house Electronic Corporation. 256501~06, 392986, heard reports on plans computer and fax Youth Training School
of Magway merchant Any interested 392987 and 377627). for fire prevention machine to Namhsam and School for the Girls.
association. The persons wishing to be sale MNA presented by Assistant Fire Station and looked MNA
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8 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Friday, 17 September, 2010
Union Election Commission... Union Election Commission issues
(from page 16)
Laungphamt village-tract Notification No. 101/2010
5. Tanai Aunglut village-tract NAY P YI T AW , 16 Sept — The Union Election Commission issued
6. Sumprabum 1. Htainan village-tract; 2. Kwamsan village- Notification No. 101/2010 today. The following is the translation of the
tract; 3. Indaindainsa village-tract; 4. notification—
Shakywam village-tract; 5. Wartphaung Union of Myanmar
village-tract; 6. Lontan village-tract; 7. Union Election Commission
Nainmar village-tract; 8. Indainkawtnan
village-tract; 9. Hsanhtu village-tract; 10. Nay Pyi Taw
Ingan Umar village-tract; 11. Notification No. 101/2010
Lahtunkahtaung village-tract; 12. Lonwam 8th Waxing of Tawthalin, 1372 ME
village-tract; 13. Jarton Umar village-tract; (16 September, 2010)
14. Inkhaing village-tract; 15. Khindaung
Areas where elections will not be held
7. Mansi 1. Jayswam village-tract; 2. Lagyang village- The Union Election Commission today announced according to the
tract; 3. Urabum village-tract; 4. Tamaw Article 8 (f) of the Union Election Commission Law that the elections will not
village-tract; 5. Lakhwamyama village-tract; be held in the following areas in Kayin State as they are in no position to host
6. Zeinyaung village-tract; 7. Dumbut village- free and fair elections in the Multiparty Democracy General Elections to be
tract; 8. Inbapa village-tract; 9. held on 7 November 2010.
Winedawmanban (Manbanbum) village- No. Township Ward/village-tract
tract; 10. Khanarpa village-tract; 11. Hsadon
village-tract; 12. Minebat village-tract; 13. 1. Hpa-an 1. Kyonmathwe village-tract; 2. Kawhe village-
Tonhong village-tract; 14. Dainsein tract; 3. Kyonhtaw village-tract; 4. Tagaungboe
(Dainseinpa) village-tract; 15. village-tract; 5. TadaU village-tract; 6.
Zawbonhtainnu village-tract; 16. Tagaylaung village-tract; 7. Pyinmapinseik
Banwawhtainnu village-tract; 17. Ulanpa village-tract; 8. Meezaing village-tract; 9.
village-tract Methana village-tract; 10. Hattalike village-
8. Momauk 1. Seinlonkagyi village-tract; 2. Kalechat tract; 11. Eihel village-tract
village-tract; 3. Manmawkaung village-tract; 2. Hlaingbwe 1. Nwepyinnyar village-tract; 2. Melawkhi
4. Balaungkaung village-tract; 5. village-tract; 3. Sawlaw village-tract; 4. Yingbai
Bumkahtaung village-tract; 6. Kwamshi village-tract; 5. Yaytagun village-tract; 6.
(Pwamshi) village-tract; 7. Paranngaw Melaraw village-tract; 7. Htathein Kyowaing
village-tract; 8. Bumtaung village-tract; 9. village-tract; 8. Takara village-tract; 9. Mepara
Lockwam village-tract village-tract; 10. Tale village-tract; 11. Winsaw
9. Shwegu 1. Pankhunyan village-tract; 2. Khartphauk village-tract; 12. Lawkaw village-tract; 13.
village-tract; 3. Khartbayang village-tract Mikyaung village-tract; 14. Thamo village-tract;
15. Pahtalapa village-tract; 16. Poepalay village-
Sd/Thein Soe tract; 17. Methamu village-tract
Chairman 3. Papun 1. Mahtaw village-tract; 2. Khawpote village-
Union Election Commission tract; 3. Panhike village-tract; 4. Bwardoe
village-tract; 5. Pyinma village-tract; 6.
Union Election Commission issues Taemudoe village-tract; 7. Kawtludoe village-
tract; 8. Besawlaw village-tract; 9. Htibawkhi
Notification No. 102/2010 village-tract; 10. Min Nann Nwe village-tract;
11. Nankhukhi village-tract; 12. Mewine village-
NAY PYI TAW, 16 Sept—The Union Election Commission issued Notification
No. 102/2010 today. The following is the translation of the notification— tract; 13. Kyauktaung village-tract; 14. Hsinswe
village-tract; 15. Daewah (Natkyauk) village-
Union of Myanmar
tract; 16. Shwephalakya village-tract; 17. Mepali
Union Election Commission village-tract; 18. Kwindala (Yaypu) village-
Nay Pyi Taw tract; 19. Pazunmyaung village-tract; 20.
Notification No. 102/2010 Dawmwe village-tract; 21. Myintapyay village-
8th Waxing of Tawthalin, 1372 ME tract; 22. Metukhi village-tract; 23. Lagunpyo
(16 September, 2010) village-tract; 24. Malaykyauk village-tract; 25.
Winmaung (Thayatpinseik) village-tract; 26.
Areas where elections will not be held Mechonwa village-tract; 27. Kuamphinwa
The Union Election Commission today announced according to Article 8 (f) village-tract
of Union Election Commission Law that elections will not be held in the 4. Thandaunggyi 1. Dawalawchi village-tract; 2. Leikpyargyi
following areas in Mon State as they are in no position to host free and fair village-tract; 3. Leikpyargalay village-tract; 4.
elections in the Multiparty Democracy General Elections to be held on 7 Maungnwegyi village-tract; 5. Khondaing
November 2010. village-tract; 6. Sipinkalay village-tract; 7.
No. Township Ward/Village-tract Kywephyutaung village-tract; 8. Shoekho
1. Bilin 1. Kyowaing village-tract, 2. Wintarpan village- village-tract; 9. Lekhodoekho village-tract; 10.
tract, 3. Tawnawkhi village-tract, 4. Menathan village- Lekhodoeka village-tract; 11. Zabarkyi village-
tract, 5. Kyakhatchaung village-tract, 6. Asuchaung tract; 12. Pyaungtho village-tract; 13. Kyaukpon
village-tract village-tract; 14. Yaythogyi village-tract; 15.
2. Kyaikto 1. Malaphu village-tract, 2. Piti village-tract, 3. Hothawpalo village-tract; 16. Metintain village-
Wabochaung village-tract tract; 17. Yaytagun village-tract; 18. Kyaukphyar
Sd/Thein Soe village-tract; 19. Chaungmange village-tract;
Chairman 20. Zintainggyi village-tract;
Union Election Commission
(See page 9)
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