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   Volume XIX, Number 101                                                      1st Waxing of Wagaung 1373 ME                                                              Sunday, 31 July, 2011

           Four political objectives                                         Four economic objectives                                                  Four social objectives
     * Stability of the State, community peace and tran-    * Building of modern industrialized nation through the agricultural devel-    *   Uplift of the morale and morality of the entire nation
       quillity, prevalence of law and order                  opment, and all-round development of other sectors of the economy           *   Uplift of national prestige and integrity and preservation
     * Strengthening of national solidarity                 * Proper evolution of the market-oriented economic system                         and safeguarding of cultural heritage and national char-
     * Building and strengthening of discipline-flourish-   * Development of the economy inviting participation in terms of technical         acter
       ing democracy system                                   know-how and investment from sources inside the country and abroad          *   Flourishing of Union Spirit, the true patriotism
     * Building of a new modern developed nation in         * The initiative to shape the national economy must be kept in the hands of   *   Uplift of health, fitness and education standards of the
       accord with the Constitution                           the State and the national peoples                                              entire nation




       All are to cultivate Union Spirit and nationalistic spirit for
       peace and stability of the Union and national development
             Prevent aliens from intruding into region
             President meets officials of Rakhine State
        NAY PYI TAW, 30 July—President U             Education Dr Pe Thet Khin, Rakhine                    President
   Thein Sein delivered an address in                State Chief Minister U Hla Maung
   meeting with members of Rakhine State             Tin, Commander of Western                              U Thein
   government, state level departmental              Command Brig-Gen Tun Nay Lin,                            Sein
   officials and townselders at the hall of          Deputy Minister for Information U                    speaking to
   the state government in Sittway this              Soe Win, Deputy Minister for
   morning.                                          Construction U Soe Tint, Chief of                      Rakhine
        Also present at the meeting were             Staff (Air) Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint,                     State
   Deputy Commander-in-Chief of                      Speaker of Rakhine State Hluttaw U                   government
   Defence Services Lt-Gen Soe Win,                  Htein Lin, Deputy Speaker U Tha
   Union Minister for Agriculture and                Nyunt, members of Rakhine State                       members,
   Irrigation U Myint Hlaing, Union                  government, departmental officials                    state level
   Minister for Construction U Khin                  and townselders.                                    departmental
   Maung Myint, Union Minister for                       Chief Minister U Hla Maung Tin
   Labour and for Social Welfare, Relief             reported on damages of housings in                  officials and
   and Resettlement U Aung Kyi, Union                some townships due to heavy rains in                 townselders
   Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun                 Rakhine State from 20 to 22 July,                      at State
   Aung,       Union     Minister       for          providing of relief aids, reopening of
   Communications,          Posts      and           the suspended schools, health care                  Government
   Telegraphs U Thein Tun, Union                     services, floods at monsoon paddy                      Office in
   Minister for Electric Power No. 2 U               fields and regrowing, conditions of                    Sittway.
   Khin Maung Soe, Union Minister for                embankments, damages of bridges and
                                                                                                               MNA

                                                                                                                                                         road sections in bank erosion,
                                                                                                                                                         landslides and repairing of roads and
                                                                                                                                                         bridges.
                                                                                                                                                             Deputy Minister for Construction
                                                                                                                                                         U Soe Tint submitted the report on
                                                                                                                                                         landslides on Ngathainggyaung-Gwa
                                                                                                                                                         road, clearing of landslide areas,
                                                                                                                                                         construction of retaining walls,
                                                                                                                                                         repairing of bridge approach structure
                                                                                                                                                         damaged in bank erosion on Gwa-
                                                                                                                                                         Thandwe road, inundation on
                                                                                                                                                         Thandwe-Taungup road section in
                                                                                                                                                         Thandwe Township, repairing of
                                                                                                                                                         Hngetpyaw Creek and Sane Creek
                                                                                                                                                         bridges on Taungup-Maei-An road
                                                                                                                                                         section, maintenance of Minbu-An
                                                                                                                                                         section, repairing of wooden bridge
                                                                                                                                                         and approach road on An-Tattaung
                                                                                                                                                         section, installation of iron frames at
                                                                                                                                                         damaged pier-7 of 990 feet long bailey
                                                                                                                                                         Dalat Creek Bridge, repairing works
                                                                                                                                                         for floods on the road, maintenance of
                                                                                                                                                         wooden bridge and 40 feet long section
        The haves share their possessions with the have-nots. The Strong have mercy upon the                                                             on Minbya-Sittway section, and
    weak. And these are noble traditions of Myanmar as well as auspicious deeds. So, all are                                                             installation of iron bailey frames at
                                                                                                                                                         damaged bailey bridge in Buthidaung-
    to work together with the government for the success of rural development and poverty                                                                Maungtaw Road (Maungtaw District).
    alleviation tasks.                                                                                                                                                 (See page 8)




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         PERSPECTIVES                                                                     People’s Desire
                   Sunday, 31 July, 2011                   *   Oppose those relying on external elements, acting as stooges, holding negative views
                                                           *   Oppose those trying to jeopardize stability of the State and progress of the nation
       Hand down Myanmar’s                                 *   Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State
       good cultural traditions to                         *   Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy

       posterity                                               Union A&I Minister meets rice and
          Myanmar traditional cultural
    performing arts competitions have been held                 paddy dealers, farmers in Sittway
    17 times with a view to maintaining
    Myanmar’s good cultural traditions that have
    emerged with long history and handing them
    down to posterity. Now, preparations are
    being made for successful holding of the 18th
    competitions.
          The first coordination meeting of the
    Leading Committee for Organizing the 18th
    Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing
    Arts Competitions took place at the Ministry
    of Culture in Nay Pyi Taw on 29 July. Patron
    of the Leading Committee Vice-President of
    the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Dr
    Sai Mauk Kham addressed the meeting.
                                                                    Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing and Rakhine
          Myanmar’s national characters mean
                                                                State Chief Minister U Hla Maung Tin view thriving paddy plantation through good
    own style, own traditions and customs as well
                                                                                       agriculture practice in Sittway.—MNA
    as national characteristics of our own nation
    and people. The city states in Pyu Period                   NAY PYI TAW, 30 July—Union Minister for               and programme to send excursion group to Nay
    when Myanmar’s traditional cultural                   Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing,                  Pyi Taw for observation at model paddy farms.
    characteristics were recorded in history              accompanied by Rakhine State Chief Minister U                     The Union Minister pledged that the ministry
                                                          Hla Maung Tin, Director-General U Kyaw Myint                will provide necessary assistance for development
    became civilized and prosperous societies.
                                                          Hlaing of Irrigation Department and officials,              of rice and paddy production in Rakhine State as
    Artistic works handed down by the Pyu cities          inspected thriving paddy fields through systematic          much as possible and urged staff, rice and paddy
    were first recorded in Bagan Period as mural          cultivation method at Kandawgyi farmer educative            dealers and farmers to strive for progress of the
    paintings. It has been recorded that according        seed production farm in Sittway.                            state in harmonious.
    to the stone inscriptions of Bagan Period,                  He met rice and paddy dealers and farmers in                The meeting was attended by departmental
    today’s five musical instruments namely               Sittway.                                                    personnel, members of farming production
    metal, shall string, leather, horn and bamboo               The Chief Minister explained concerted efforts        societies, and farmers from Sittway, Kyauktaw and
    were developed in Bagan Era. Centuries-               of departmental personnel, rice and paddy dealers           Ponnagyun townhships.
    long Myanmar traditional culture reflects             and farmers for development of agriculture sector                                                        MNA
    the glory and dignity of the State and high
    nationalistic spirit. In comparison with the
                                                                Union Construction Minister inspects progress of
    world civilization, Myanmar’s civilization still           Anchaung Bridge, Metaungshaunggwin road section
    features such characteristics as Myanmar’s
    own style and national culture and character.
          As this year’s competitions will be first
    held in the time of the new government to
    ensure success in both form and essence,
    doyen musicians and artistes and the public
    are work together in order to hand down
    Myanmar’s good cultural traditions to
    posterity.

       Second round of Nay Pyi Taw
          Inter-Ministry Football                              Union Minister for Construction U Khin Maung Myint inspects maintenance of Thayu
           Tournament 1 August                                                               (Pepadon) Bridge.—MNA
        N AY P YI T AW , 30 July—A coordination                  NAY PYI TAW, 30 July—Union Minister for                     On 28 July, the Union Minister visited construction
   meeting to systematically organize the second round    Construction U Khin Maung Myint visited Thandwe             site of Anchaung Bridge on Yangon-Sittway Road in
   matches of the 5th Nay Pyi Taw Inter-Ministry          District Superintending Engineer’s Office in Rakhine        An Township and inspected progress of
   Football Tournament 2011 was held at the Ministry      State on 27 July and gave instructions on repair of roads   Metaungshaunggwin road section from mile post No. 9/
   of Sports, here, this morning.                         and bridges damaged in torrential rains.                    10 to 11/0 on An-Sittway Road.
        Director-General U Thaung Htaik of Sports                The second round matches will commence                      While meeting special construction groups for
   and Physical Education Department gave a speech.       on 1 August when Ministry of Construction will              buildings, airports and bridges and staff of Kyaukpyu
        Responsible persons of Myanmar Football           play against Ministry of Transport at No. 2 Nay Pyi         District Engineer Office and An Township Engineer
   Federation and officials of the organizing committee   Taw Sports Ground and Ministry of CPT with                  Office and personnel of private companies constructing
   explained laws, rules and regulations for the          Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries at Nay Pyi Taw          roads in An Township, he called for regular checks on
   competition.                                           Lewe Sports Ground.—MNA                                     roads and bridges.—MNA




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                                                                                           13 killed in firing incident in Quetta,
                                                                                                        SW Pakistan
                                                                                             QUETTA (Pakistan), 30 July—
                                                                                        At least 13 people were killed
                                                                                        and five others were injured in a
                                                                                        sectarian-motivated attack in
                                                                                        Pakistan’s southwest City of
                                                                                        Quetta on Saturday morning, said
                                                                                        hospital sources.
                                                                                             According to Xinhua sources
                                                                                        and local media reports, the attack
                                                                                        took place at about 08:00 am local      firing was reported and the area has been
                                                                                        time when two unknown gunmen            cordoned off for search operation. All the
   Photo taken on 28 July, 2011 shows the damage caused by explosions in                riding a motorcycle opened fired        injured people have been shifted to the
   Trinkot city, the capital of Uruzgan Province, 370 km south of capital city          indiscriminately at a passenger         Bolan Medical Complex in the city.
     Kabul, Afghanistan. Multiple explosions and gun battle left 25 people              pick-up carrying people from                 No group has taken credit for the attack
     including six attackers dead and injured 35 others here on Thursday,               Hazara Shia community on their          yet. Saturday morning’s incident is the second
     spokesman for provincial administration Ahmad Milad Mudasir said.                  way for work near a bus stop on the     of its kind in the city over the last 12 hours
                                      XINHUA                                            Spini road in a densely populated       or so. Late on Friday night, seven Shia
                                                                                        area of the city. The gunmen            devotees were reportedly shot dead in
        Guardsman sentenced to life in prison for                                       escaped after the firing. Police have   Quetta while they were heading to Iran to
                                                                                        arrived at the area shortly after the   visit religious places.—Xinhua
                shooting Afghan man
       NASHVILLE, 30 July—     Tennessee state line, the    months ago that, while
                                                                                        An Iraqi man inspects a
   The             National    soldier’s     attorney,      he wasn’t there at the
   Guardsman who shot an       Charles Gittins, argued      time, his understanding     destroyed store after a
   Afghan electrician in the   the shooting was in self-    is that his father was           bomb attack in
   head at close range was     defence and the sergeant     taken from his home by
   sentenced to life in        considered the victim a      US and Afghan soldiers,        Baghdad, Iraq, on
   prison       with     the   threat.                      beaten in a school                28 July, 2011.
   possibility of parole,          The slain man’s son      bathroom and then shot
   officials said on Friday.   told Reuters a few           in the head.—Reuters                 INTERNET
       Sergeant Derrick
   Miller was convicted of         US review finds Iraq deadlier now than a
   premeditated murder
   Wednesday by a 10-                              year ago
   member panel of officers        BAGHDAD, 30 July—        during what US Special      Congress and the Obama          Delta planes clip one another
   and enlisted personnel.     Frequent bombings,           Inspector General for       administration           on
       Miller was convicted    assassinations and a         Iraq Reconstruction         progress — and setbacks         on ground at Chicago airport
   of the 26 September,        resurgence in violence       Stuart W Bowen Jr called    — in Iraq. “It is less safe,       CHICAGO, 30 July—Two Delta passenger planes
   2010 shooting death of      by Shiite militias have      “a      summer         of   in my judgment, than 12        clipped one another on the ground at Chicago’s
   Atta Mohammed at or         made       Iraq     more     uncertainty” in Baghdad     months ago.”                   O’Hare International Airport on Friday, but no injuries
   near Masamute Bala,         dangerous now than it        over whether American            The report cited the      were reported, the airline said.
   Afghanistan.                was just a year ago, a US    forces will stay past a     deaths of 15 US soldiers           “We had a taxiway incident tonight at O’Hare,”
       During the three-day    government watchdog          year-end withdrawal         in June, the bloodiest         Delta spokeswoman Chris Kelly Singley said, adding
   court-martial at Fort       concludes in a report        deadline and continue       month for the US military      that two planes had “made contact” on the ground.
   Campbell, a military post   released Saturday.           military aid for the        in Iraq in two years.          She said that all passengers disembarked after the
   straddling the Kentucky-        The findings come        unstable nation.            Nearly all of them were        incident involving a flight bound for Minneapolis
                                                                “Iraq remains an        killed in attacks by Shiite    and another heading to Atlanta. An investigation
                                                            extraordinarily dangerous   militias bent on forcing       was underway into the cause of the collision and to
     Two NATO soldiers killed in                            place to work,” Bowen       out American troops on         assess the damage, she said.—Reuters
          E Afghanistan                                     concluded in his 172-       schedule.
                                                            page quarterly report to                       Internet
       KABUL, 30 July—Two soldiers with the NATO-                                                                           Death toll in northern
   led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
   were killed on Friday in a Improvised Explosive
                                                                                                                           Vietnam fire climbs to 17
   Device (IED) blast in eastern Afghanistan, the                                                                          HANOI, 30 July—Four of the 17 injured in a fire
   military alliance said.                                                                                             in Vietnam’s northern Haiphong city on Friday
       “Two International Security Assistance Force                                                                    afternoon succumbed to their heavy burns Saturday
   service members died following an improvised                                                                        morning, increasing the total death toll to 17.
   explosive device (IED) attack in eastern                                                                                According to Vietnam News Agency, the fire
   Afghanistan today,” said a statement issued by                                                                      broke out about 4:30 pm local time on Friday, at a
   ISAF here.                                                                                                          private shoe-making workshop in Haiphong city.
       However, the brief statement did not reveal the                                                                     Local witnesses said that welding slag dropped
   nationalities of the victims, saying it is ISAF policy                                                              on spongy materials and ignited them as a welder
   to defer casualty identification procedures to the                                                                  hired by owners was erecting an anti-lightening
   relevant national authorities.                                                                                      pole to brace for the Nock-ten storm.
       Troops mostly from the United States have                 This file illustration photo shows shoe                   As the incident happened, a total of 36
   been stationed in eastern Afghanistan within the         saleswomen sitting behind their stalls in Ho Chi           employees were working in the workshop and only
   framework of ISAF to curb Taleban- linked                  Minh. Seventeen factory workers were killed              six of them escaped. Thirteen were burnt to death
   militancy there.                                           and 21 seriously injured after they became               on the spot and 17 others injured. The eight workers
       A total of 328 NATO soldiers, most of them                trapped in a burning Vietnamese shoe                  in critical condition are transferred to Hanoi for
   Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan since            workshop that did not have a fire escape,               urgent treatment.
   beginning this year. —Xinhua                                    according to local police.—XINHUA                                                                Xinhua




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     Like its predecessor        Weird moon crater may be crash site of old                                                                         Geological history has
      ERS-1 (launched in                                                                                                                              periodically featured
     July 1991 by Ariane                    NASA spacecraft                                                                                           giant lava eruptions
    4), the ERS-2 satellite        W ASHINGTON ,         30   associate at Arizona State   became well-known in                                      that coat large swaths
    (launched on 21 April      July—A strange-look-           University (ASU), wrote      1967 when it returned a                                  of land or ocean floor
     1995 also by Ariane       ing scar on the moon has       in a blog post about the     now-famous image of the                                     with basaltic lava,
        4) monitored the       astronomers wondering          LROC image. Ashley           Copernicus crater, which                                    which hardens into
    ground day and night       whether the cause of this      suggests      that     the   was dubbed the “Picture                                  rock formations called
       under all weather       peculiar impact feature is     “butterfly-shaped” mass      of the Century” by news                                 flood basalt.—INTERNET
     conditions thanks to      a piece of space debris        of lunar rubble seen in      media at the time.
      its powerful sharp-      that smashed into the          the picture could be the          The coordinates of        South Pacific caves may give
     eyed, cloud-piercing      lunar surface or a             remnants of NASA’s           the Lunar Orbiter 2’s
      radars. ERS-2 also       spacecraft that made a         Lunar Orbiter 2, which       crash site is recorded as             climate clues
    carried an instrument      planned crash landing          made a planned crash         119.1 degrees east                TUSCALOOSA, 30 July—US scientists say caves
      to help monitor the      decades ago.                   landing on the moon in       longitude and 3.0 degrees     on a small island in the Pacific could provide a
          ozone layer.             NASA’s Lunar Re-           1967 at the end of its       north latitude. These         better understanding of weather patterns occurring
            INTERNET           connaissance Orbiter           mission.                     figures are estimates,        as far back as 10,000 years ago. Researchers from
                               Camera spotted the                  The unmanned Lu-        however, since the            the University of Alabama will descend into the
                               curious impact using its       nar Orbiter 2 was a          moon’s far side is beyond     caves of the small South Pacific island of Niue to
                               narrow-angle camera,           spacecraft used in 1966      the reaches of direct radio   study stalagmites they say contain a record of about
                               which has such a high          to help scope out possible   contact.      Yet,      the   10,000 years of El Nino-driven rainfall patterns, a
                               resolution that it can often   landing sites for the        estimated coordinates of      university release said Friday.
                               see small features from        Apollo and Surveyor          the Lunar Orbiter 2’s             Geologists led by Paul Aharon will remain on
                               Apollo-era space-craft         missions. “According to      impact site match those       the island until 5 Aug conducting research funded
                               that either landed or          the 2007 International       from the LROC image           by the National Science Foundation, the release
                               crashed. The contrasting       Atlas of Lunar Explo-        (measured at 11.9.149         said. The scientists say the centuries of rainfall
                               dark and light regions         ration, the Lunar Orbiter    degrees east longitude        records in the stalagmites that can be revealed
                               indicate differences in the    2 spacecraft was com-        and 3.020 degrees north       through laboratory analysis will provide insights
                               composition             and    manded to crash into the     latitude), Ashley said,       into how the El Nino/La Nina patterns have
                               maturity of the lunar          lunar far side surface on    indicating there could a      historically affected climate change and how global
                               surface features, James        11 October, 1967,”           link.                         weather patterns may change in the future.
                               Ashley, a postdoctoral         Ashley wrote. The probe                        Internet                                                Internet




     PlayStation Vita to use a                                                             Your intelligence may         BlackBerry BBM 6 update
                                                                                            be reflected by your
    45nm CPU from Samsung                                                                      browser choice.
                                                                                                                         makes apps more ‘Social’
        NEW YORK, 30 July—Here’s a small news blip                                                                           WASHINGTON, 30 July—Research in Motion has
   that’s probably more of interest to the hardcore                                                INTERNET
                                                                                                                         launched BlackBerry Messenger version 6 (BBM
   techies among you gathered gamers.                                                                                    6), which lets users share appspecific updates or
       Sony‘s upcoming PlayStation Vita portable                Internet Explorer users have                             chat with BBM contacts within apps like
   gaming device will come packing a 45nm CPU                            lower IQs                                       Foursquare and the Huffington Post.
   from Samsung.                                                                                                             “With BBM now integrated into many of your
                                                                    W ASHINGTON , 30 July—Using Microsoft’s
       The info comes from The Semiconductor                                                                             favorite apps, the apps you love just became
                                                              Internet Explorer (IE) to browse the web? Your IQ
   Industry News (via Andriasang), though no other                                                                       socially enabled,” RIM wrote in a blog post.
                                                              score is likely to be lower than someone using
   details are given. It is notable that Sony is opting to                                                               “News apps, games, sports apps, Productivity
                                                              Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera. A new study
   go with a third-party component manufacturer                                                                          apps and multimedia apps – are experiences you
                                                              published by online psychometric testing company
   rather than designing something in-house.                                                                             can now share with your BBM friends.”
                                                              AptiQuant Psychometric Consulting Co has found
       The PlayStation 3 used the Sony-developed                                                                             So far, BBM-integrated apps include the
                                                              that a user’s choice of web browser is related to
   Cell processor and was prohibitively expensive at          their cognitive ability. “There was a clear                Huffington Post, Foursquare, Jingu, Backgammon
   launch, even with each console being sold at a loss.       indication...that the subjects using any version of        King, and Forces of War.
       The Vita, with its HD touchscreen, rear touchpad       Internet Explorer ranked significantly lower on an             You can identify more by looking for a “BBM
   and ability to run an Uncharted game, carries a very       average than others,” said Aptiquant. Out of all the       Connected” icon next to the app in BlackBerry
   reasonable $250 price tag. You can thank the               IE versions, “subjects using IE 8 fared a little           App World.
   Samsung processor for that, at least in part.              better.”                                                       The update gives RIM’s numerous BBM fans
       That reasonable price is going to be critical too,         People using Opera, Camino and IE with                 a custom area within their BBM profile where
   now that Nintendo has cut $80 off the original $250        Chrome Frame scored slightly higher than their             integrated apps can insert status updates like high
   price of its 3DS handheld.                                 not-so-bright Internet Explorerusing friends,              scores, trophies, and achievements.
         With Nintendo offering a cheaper portable            suggesting that people with a lower IQ “tend to                 Some integrated apps will also let you begin
   that also plays Mario, the dual-screen device is a         resist a change/upgrade of their browsers.” “There         a BBM chat from within; scroll down to see a
   much dangerous competitor against the more                 was no significant difference in the IQ scores             demo of this in action with the ScoreMobile app.
   expensive, more powerful Vita.—Internet                    between individuals using Google Chrome, Mozilla               Beyond support for what RIM calls the “BBM
                                                              Firefox and Apple’s Safari; however, it was on an          Social Platform,” BBM 6 also adds enhanced
                                  PlayStation Vita to         average higher than IE users,” said Apitiquant.            location sending with customized search and
                                                              More than 100,000 people in USA, Canada, UK,               sharing, support for sending events and
                                   use a 45nm CPU
                                                              Australia and New Zealand took the online Wechsler         appointments to other BBM contacts, and
                                    from Samsung.             Adult Intelligence Scale (IV) test in the space of         enhanced support for sending links, podcasts, and
                                        INTERNET              four weeks and their IQ scores were correlated with        location through BBM Groups.
                                                              their browser choice for the study.—Internet                                                          Internet




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     Blood pressure drop during dialysis may raise clot risk
        NEW YORK, 30 July—Low blood pressure while            in the body that’s connected to the tubes that take
   undergoing dialysis puts patients at increased risk        and return blood to the dialysis machine. The
   for clots where their blood vessels are connected to       analysis revealed that patients who experienced
   the dialysis machine, a new study says. Previous           low blood pressure most often while undergoing
   research had found that a sudden drop in blood             dialysis were two times more likely to have a
   pressure during dialysis can lead to short-term            clotted fistula than those who had the fewest episodes
   gastrointestinal, muscular and neurologic                  of low blood pressure.
   symptoms, and long-term problems such as stroke,                 “Our analysis shows another adverse
   seizure, heart damage and death. This new study,           consequence associated with a fall in blood pressure
   led by researchers at Stanford University School of        during dialysis for patients,” lead author and             Stroke is a medical emergency and the third
   Medicine, examined data collected between 1995             nephrologist Dr. Tara Chang said in a Stanford           leading cause of death in the US. It occurs when
   and 2000 from 1,426 dialysis patients who took             news release. “Vascular access is their lifeline. It’s       a blood vessel in the brain bursts or, more
   part in a clinical trial sponsored by the US National      required for dialysis and without dialysis, they’ll       commonly, when a blockage develops. Without
   Institutes of Health.                                      die.”                                                    treatment, cells in the brain quickly begin to die.
        Dialysis is a treatment for kidney-failure patients       Because low blood pressure occurs in about           The result can be serious disability or death. If a
   that uses a machine to cleanse their blood. Many           one-quarter of dialysis sessions, “physicians already       loved one is having stroke symptoms, seek
   patients are attached to the dialysis machine through      try to avoid low blood pressure during dialysis             emergency medical attention without delay.
   a fistula, a surgically created vascular access point      through various means,” Chang said.—Internet                                   INTERNET

                                                               A woman smokes her             More muscle mass reduces diabetes risk?
                                                               cigarette outside. The         LOS ANGELES, 30 July—Increasing muscle mass may reduce the odds of
                                                                                          developing diabetes, a new US study suggests. While previous research has
                                                              Canadian government         focused on reducing body fat, a study by researchers at UCLA suggests a link
                                                                  does not share          between higher muscle mass and a lower risk of diabetes, USA Today reported
                                                               liability with tobacco     Thursday. “Our findings suggest that beyond focusing on losing weight to
                                                                                          improve metabolic health, there may be a role for maintaining fitness and
                                                                  companies for           building muscle mass,” Preethi Srikanthan, a professor of medicine at
                                                                 smoking-related          UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, said.
                                                                                              To see if there was a correlation between higher levels of muscle mass and
                                                                  health costs, the
                                                                                          lower levels of insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, the study analyzed
                                                               Supreme Court ruled        data from 13,644 adults taking part in a National Health and Nutrition
                                                                   unanimously.           Examination Survey. The researchers found each 10 percent increase in the
                                                                                          skeletal muscle index — the ratio of muscle mass to total body weight —
                                                                      INTERNET
                                                                                          corresponded to an 11 reduction in insulin resistance.—Internet




       Merck plans more job cuts; 2Q profit                                                   Apple sees falling iPod sales numbers
                     rises                                                                    CUPERTINO, 30 July—While Apple
                                                                                          is setting sales records with its iPad
                                                                                                                                     as their expectations with suppliers,”
                                                                                                                                     analyst Ben Bejarin, director of
        WASHINGTON, 30 July—Merck &           to 30,000 the positions eliminated since    and iPhone, sales and revenue from         Creative Strategies, said. “So until
   Co plans to cut as many as 13,000          Merck’s November 2009 megadeal to           the once popular iPod MP3 music            they really start losing money, I think
   more jobs under a new round of             buy Schering-Plough Corp, on top of         players are sinking fast, analysts say.    they will continue to support the iPod
   restructuring as the drugmaker             about 5,000 positions the companies             Sales fell 20 percent from a year      business to some degree.”—Internet
   prepares for generic competition for       cut before the deal closed.                 ago and revenue from those sales
   its top-selling drug and slower                Such cuts are part of ongoing           dropped 15 percent as Apple sold just
   revenue growth in the US and               streamlining by Merck and many              7.5 million iPods in its most recent
   Europe. The announcement came              competitors, whose payrolls and costs       quarter, the lowest number since the
   Friday as Merck reported a higher          ballooned in the 1990s as they added        fall of 2005, CNNMoney reported
   second-quarter profit than a year ago.     thousands of salespeople to promote a       Friday.
   Merck’s stock fell more than 2             surge of blockbuster drugs taken by             The iPhone, which can also store
   percent. The new cuts would bring          millions. With those drugs getting          and play music, has cannibalized sales
                                              generic competition, too few new drugs      of the iPod, and other smartphones
                                              coming on the market and payers             with similar capabilities, like Google’s
                                              pressing for relief from high prices, the   Android devices, may also be taking
                                              companies are slashing costs in             sales away from the iPod, industry
                                              developed countries.                        experts say.
                                                  Merck spokesman David Caouette              The situation could get worse this
   In this on 22 May, 2008 file photo,        told The Associated Press that 35           fall when Apple unveils its iCloud
                                              percent to 40 percent of the new job        service allowing customers to
     the company logo is seen on the
                                              cuts will be in the US. He couldn’t         wirelessly push songs to all of their
   doors of a building at Merck & Co
                                              provide details on those cuts or site       connected devices.
     Inc. headquarters in Whitehouse
                                              closures, but said Merck will “continue         The iPod shuffle, nano and classic
    Station, NJ. Drugmaker Merck &            to hire in high-growth areas like           models, which make up half of all
      Co says second-quarter profit           emerging markets.”                          iPod sales, don’t feature wireless
      nearly tripled from a year ago,             Merck’s top-selling drugs were          connectivity. Still, no one expects         San Francisco locals get the first
    when about $2 billion in charges          Singulair at $1.35 billion and Januvia      Apple to turn its back on the iPod         look at the iPod Touch at Moscone
   hurt results. Merck said on 29July         and combination diabetes pill Janumet,      anytime soon.                                 Centre in San Francisco on 5
    2011, it will cut more than 11,000        which together brought in $1.04 billion.        “Apple is gauging the market                    September, 2007.
              jobs.—INTERNET                                                  Internet    demand quite well for the iPod as well                   INTERNET




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                                                             File photo shows dying
                                                                corn plants stand in
                                                                                                    Japan floods claim first victim
                                                              flood waters near Fort              T OKYO , 30 July—         Shinano.           Local       water submerging roads
                                                                   Calhoun, Neb,             Heavy rains claimed their      governments in Niigata         and rice fields.
                                                                6 July, 2011. Huge           first victim in Japan and      and          Fuku-shima             Eiichi Murayama, 67,
                                                               amounts of snow melt          others were missing as         Prefectures have advised       was confirmed dead in
                                                             and rain water released         floods saw nearly half a       a total of 417,000 people      Tokamachi City, Niigata,
                                                            from reservoirs upstream         million people being           to eva-cuate, according        early Saturday.
                                                              is causing wide spread         urged to leave the central     to public broadcaster               “We found a car fallen
                                                                 flooding along the          Niigata region and             NHK.                           in River Nakazawa last
                                                                   Missouri River.           tsunami-hit Fukushima.             Helicopter footage on      night... and found the
                                                                      INTERNET                    River banks gave way      NHK showed that Kamo           driver’s body downstream
                                                                                             to swollen rivers at several   City in Niigata, 250           this morning,” an official
    Heavy rains cause Mississippi River rise                                                 points and the meteoro-        kilometres (155 miles)
                                                                                                                            north of Tokyo, were
                                                                                                                                                           at Niigata police said of
                                                                                                                                                           the drowned man.
                                                                                             logical agency warned that
                   in Iowa                                                                   the rains could continue to    extensively flooded, with                        Internet
        CHICAGO, 30 July—Torrential rains in     — before it started dissipating.            be torrential, reaching 50
   the Mississippi River town of Dubuque,            Storms Wednesday night dumped a         millimetres (2.0 inches) per
   Iowa earlier this week will cause the river   record amount of rain on parts of the       hour by midday.
   to go above flood stage as the water          Midwest, including more than 10.2 inches         The agency urged
   moves south, a federal official said on       on Dubuque, Iowa, causing evacuations       citizens to be on the
   Friday.                                       and at least one death in the area.         maximum alert against
        “The crest is working its way down           Meanwhile, on the swollen Missouri      more flooding and
   the river,” said Ron Fournier, a spokesman    River, federal officials announced Friday   mudslides as television
   for the US Army Corps of Engineers at         that they were planning to gradually        footage showed muddy
   Rock Island, Illinois.                        reduce the amount of water released         swollen rivers, broken
        “The communities down the river          from dams, easing flooding in the           dykes and flooded houses.
   are looking at an increase in river levels    Missouri River valley.                           Bridges over the
   down to Davenport, Iowa.”                         In East Dubuque, Illinois, across the   Shinano River in Niigata           Local residents
        Fournier said he expects the river to    Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa,       disappeared into muddy             watch a flooded            27 rifles stolen
                                                                                                                             river in Sanjo city in
   crest in the Davenport area at 16.2 feet by   Mayor George Young said about 300           water in the middle, while
                                                                                                                              Niigata Prefecture,
                                                                                                                                                                from
   Sunday, up from about 11 feet before          people who were evacuated by bus            trees and telephone polls
   Wednesday’s rains. He said this would         because of Wednesday night flooding         were seen fallen. Tens of       some 200 km north               California
   bring “moderate flooding” — possibly          can now return to their homes.              cars were seen stranded           of Tokyo, on 29
   causing water in some streets and parks                                        Reuters    on a road along the                July.—INTERNET              military base
                                                                                                                                                                 FORT IRWIN, 30 July—
                                                                  Ethiopia land lease risks displacement                                                   More than two dozen assault
                                                                                                                                                           rifles have been stolen from
                                                                    ADIS ABABA, 30 July—Ethiopia’s          population,” said Oakland’s policy
                                                                                                                                                           a Southern California
                                                               leasing of vast swathes of arable land to    director Frederic Mousseau.
                                                                                                                                                           military       base,      and
                                                               foreign and state-owned firms risks               An additional 90,000 hectares are
                                                                                                                                                           investigators sought the
                                                               adding to the millions of people already     marketed as “available” in the federal
                                                                                                                                                           public’s help as they looked
                                                               requiring food aid in the drought-struck     land bank, Mousseau said.
                                                                                                                                                           to arrest suspects and
                                                               region, a US based think-tank warned on           “They will be losing their livelihood,
                                                                                                                                                           recover the weapons,
                                                               Friday. Some 200,000 people are at risk      and just join the millions of people that
                                                                                                                                                           federal officials said Friday.
                                                               of being displaced from land-grabbing,       are relying on food aid in Ethiopia,” he
                                                                                                                                                                 Twenty-six AK-74
                                                               with at least 350,000 hectares of land       said. Driven by recent food, energy and
                                                                                                                                                           assault rifles and one
                                                               leased since 2008 in south-west Ethiopia     climate crises, investors from richer
                                                                                                                                                           Dragunov sniper rifle were
                                                               alone, according to the Oakland Institute.   nations have been acquiring rights to
    Herders walk their cows on a dry field near the                                                                                                        stolen from a supply
                                                                    “The impact is going to be terrible,    vast tracts of land in several African
    nothern Ethiopian town of Adwa in November                                                                                                             warehouse at Fort Irwin in
                                                               because we can’t expect this kind of         nations to meet demand for bio-fuels,
                   2005.—INTERNET                                                                                                                          San Bernardino County on
                                                               development to benefit the local             crops and mining resources.—Internet
                                                                                                                                                           15 July, the Bureau of
       Thai police say 71 freed in                                Vietnam to evacuate nearly 300,000 as                                                    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
                                                                                                                                                           and Explosives says in a
            trafficking raid                                                  storm nears                                                                  statement.
       BANGKOK, 30 July—Thai authorities freed 71                                                                                                                Some arrests have
                                                                   H ANOI , 30 July—         yen Xuan Hung of central       say the storm is expected      been made and one rifle
   women and girls who had been lured into selling             Vietnam is evacuating         Nghe An Province says          to hit northern Vietnam on
   sex in massage parlours and karaoke bars, police                                                                                                        has been recovered, but
                                                               nearly 300,000 people         provincial authorities have    Saturday evening packed        the agency is offering a
   said, after a crackdown on human trafficking on the         from northern coastal         begun evacuating 13,500        with sustained winds of
   Malaysian border.                                                                                                                                       reward of up to $10,000
                                                               areas as Tropical Storm       people from coastal            up to 63 miles (102 kilo-      for information leading to
       Thirteen of those discovered were girls under
                                                               Nock-ten approaches after     villages, while more than      metres) per hour. Nock-        further arrests, the state-
   the age of 18, said Lieutenant Colonel Noppadon
                                                               leaving a path of             30,000 are being moved         ten left 41 people dead        ment said. “Community
   Petsut, deputy commander of police in Sadao
                                                               destruction in the Philip-    in neighbouring Thanh          and 26 missing when it hit     participation is necessary
   District of Songkhla Province, where the operation
                                                               pines.                        Hoa Province.                  the Philippines earlier this   to improve the likelihood
   was carried out on Friday.
                                                                   Disaster official Ngu-         Weather forecasters       week.—Internet                 that ATF and our law
       “The operation followed complaints by the
   Laotian embassy in Bangkok,” he said.                            A villager worries at the field in                                                     enforcement partners will
       A Singaporean man, a Malaysian man and a                 Weizhai village of Linquan Township,                                                       track down the firearms as
                                                                   Qianxi County, southwest China’s                                                        well as the criminals who
   Thai woman were charged with human trafficking                Guizhou Province, 29 July, 2011. The
   and illegally procuring sex, Noppadon said.                     severe drought hit 9 counties and                                                       have sought to destabilize
       “Charges of human trafficking are very serious              cities in Guizhou Province in July,                                                     our community through
   and carry a maximum sentence of the death penalty,”            2011 due to hot and dry weather. A                                                       illegal activity,” ATF
   he said. Police freed 59 women from a karaoke bar            temporary shortage of drinkable water                                                      Special Agent in Charge
   and another 12 from a spa near a Thai-Malaysian                affected some 880,000 people in the                                                      John A Torres said in the
   border checkpoint.—Internet                                              province.—XINHUA                                                               statement.—Internet




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              20 killed in two mine accidents                                                                                                                  More than
                         in Ukraine                                                                                                                           100 death in
       KIEV (Ukraine), 30 July—A blast            for safety regulations.                                                                                      DR Congo
   at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine and               The pre-dawn blast at the
   an elevator collapse at another on             notoriously dangerous Suhodilska-                                                                           boat collision
   Friday killed at least 20 people, officials    Eastern mine in the Luhansk region
                                                                                                                                                                  KINSHASA, 30 July—
   said. Rescuers were still searching for        killed 17 workers and left nine missing.
                                                                                                                                                             More than 100 people
   17 miners missing at both mines.               Investigators suspect the accident was
                                                                                                                                                             were killed after two boats
       The twin accidents in eastern              caused by a powerful explosion of
                                                                                                                                                             collided on Tuesday night
   mining regions shocked the country             methane, the Luhansk regional
                                                                                                                                                             on a river in the Equateur
   and highlighted the persistent dangers         administration said in a statement.                Rescue workers speak with people near the               Province        of      the
   of the Ukrainian mining industry,                   The blast hit the mine shortly before      Suhodilska-Eastern mine, where a blast killed at           Democratic Republic of
   believed to be one of the world’s most         2 a.m. Friday at a depth of 3,000 feet            least 16 workers and injured three others, in            Congo, a survivor said on
   dangerous because of outdated                  (915 metres) when miners were                       Suhodilska, Luhansk region, Ukraine, on                Friday.
   equipment and widespread disregard             working the night shift.—Internet                           29 July, 2011.—INTERNET

                                                                  Indonesian Potter fans get some relief at last
                                                                      JAKARTA, 30 July—           Asia’s biggest country.       rushed to buy his tickets
                                                                 Long-suffering Indo-                  And for some the wait    on Wednesday as soon as
                                                                 nesian movie fans will           was almost too much to        they went on sale. “It was
                                                                 flock to cinemas Friday to       bear. “Oh my God, all these   an unbelievable feeling
                                                                 see Harry Potter’s last stand,   months of waiting is like     holding them in my
                                                                 following the lifting of a       going through childbirth,     hands!” he said. The
                                                                 boycott of the country by        it’s just so painful,” said   Potter movies have a
                                                                 US studios over a tax            Febry Lumbantoruan, a 30-     devoted following in           Map of the Democratic
                                                                 dispute. Three weeks after       year-old human resources      Indonesia,         where          Republic of Congo
                                                                 “Harry Potter and the            officer, who managed to       thousands of fans play the   showing the location of a
      Posters advertising “Harry Potter And The                  Deathly Hallows: Part 2”         secure two tickets for a      wizard sport of Quidditch    boat accident on a river in
       Deathly Hallows: Part 2”. Long-suffering                  debuted in London on 7           Friday show.                  on    Twitter,      enrol        the northwest of the
     Indonesian movie fans will flock to cinemas                 July, the concluding                  “The baby is finally     themselves in wizard          country in which at least
        Friday to see Harry Potter’s last stand,                 chapter of the wildly            born and I’m just elated.”    schools and cast charms        50 people drowned and
    following the lifting of a boycott of the country            popular series is finally             Ignatius Hellanda, an    and spells on one another       some 35 are reported
     by US studios over a tax dispute.—INTERNET                                                                                                                 missing, the Equateur
                                                                 coming to Southeast              18-year-old       student,    on Facebook.—Internet
                                                                                                                                                             Province government said
      Scientists look at drilling sea                              Correcting model of car a 1939
                                                                                                                                                                  Friday.—INTERNET

     floor to study “silent” quakes                                Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 grand prix                                                                 Alfred Lompaka said
        WELLINGTON, 30 July—Scientists from around                 car driven by Alexander Vonow                                                             the boats were carrying
   the world will gather on the east coast of New                     drives through a steep turn                                                            more than 200 people and
   Zealand next week to discuss proposals to study                 during a race demonstration at                                                            so far, about 83 survivors
   “silent” earthquakes by drilling into the seabed.                the Offene Rennbahn cycling                                                              have been counted.
        Silent quakes, also known as slow slip events,                track in Zurich’s Oerlikon                                                             Lompaka said one of the
   occur on the boundaries of the earth’s tectonic                               suburb                                                                      boats, a local construction
   plates, where one plate dives under another in areas                    on 26 July, 2011.                                                                 made by attaching three
   known as subduction zones, and are slower than                               INTERNET                                                                     large motorized canoes
   normal quakes, taking weeks or months to occur                                                                                                            together to transport more
   rather than seconds, and are rarely felt on the                           Honduras recovers 7.3 tons more                                                 passengers and produce,
   surface.                                                                                                                                                  was sailing in the dark
        About 70 scientists from 10 countries will                                 cocaine from sub                                                          without lights and collided
   convene in the city of Gisborne, which lies near the              TEGUCIGALPA, 30 July—Honduras              15 metres (50 feet) under the surface        with another boat, also
   site of a major fault line and where scientists first         authorities say they have recovered            because the crew tried to sink it.           without lights.
   identified silent earthquakes in 2002.                        7.3 tons (6.6 metric tons) of cocaine              A US Coast Guard patrol detected             Congolese authorities
        Slow-slip events were first discovered with the          from a semi-submersible craft seized           the vessel Wednesday off the coast of        have not confirmed the
   advent of new measurement technologies on the                 off the country’s Caribbean coast.             the sparsely populated Province of           number of victims, and
   west coast of Canada about 15 years ago and have                  Presidential guard chief Col Rene          Gracias a Dios, near the Nicaraguan          have told local media they
   since been recorded at about a dozen locations                Osorio says officials had earlier              border. Five crew members were               are waiting for a final
   around the world, including four sites around New             recovered 2.7 tons (2.5 metric tons).          detained. So far authorities in Honduras     report of the investigation
   Zealand, said a spokesperson for New Zealand’s                They have been unloading the drugs             have seized 13.8 tons (12.6 metric           in to the latest boat
   Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS             since Wednesday. The submarine-                tons) of cocaine totaling some $500          accident.
   Science).—Xinhua                                              like fiberglass craft is floating about        million.—Internet                                        MNA/Reuters

         US jobless claims fall below 400,000                                                                                                                 As the largest harbour
                                                                                                                                                               in China and one of
       WASHINGTON, 30 July—The number             the prior week’s revised figure.
                                                                                                                                                              Hong Kong’s greatest
   of Americans initially applying for                That’s the first time applications have
                                                                                                                                                               assets, Victoria Bay
   unemployment aid last week hit the             dropped below the threshold of 400,000
                                                                                                                                                             makes Hong Kong one
   lowest level in more than three months,        in 16 weeks. However, the fresh figure
                                                                                                                                                              of the world’s busiest.
   a fresh sign that the labor market is          does not necessarily signal a trend.
                                                                                                                                                              The harbor is a jewel
   improving slowly, the US Labour                    Fewer than 425,000 people applying
                                                                                                                                                               that people from all
   Department reported Thursday.                  for aid is consistent with modest job
                                                                                                                                                             over the world come to
       The Labour Department said that            growth, but the number of jobless claims
                                                                                                                                                                see. The harbour is
   the advance figure for seasonally              will have to fall to 375,000 or below to
   adjusted initial claims for jobless benefits   signal a sustained drop in the                                                                             famous for its stunning
   was 398,000 in the week ending 23              unemployment rate.                                                                                             panoramic views.
   July, a sharp decrease of 24,000 from                                              Xinhua                                                                          INTERNET




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                                                             weeks of July.                                          as auspicious deeds. So, all are to work together
   All are to cultivate Union                                     He added that there were some deaths in floods     with the government for the success of rural
   Spirit and nationalistic spirit                           and inundations. Although the regions faced             development and poverty alleviation tasks.
                                                             damages of some houses in floods, inundation of              With the global climate change, some nations
   for peace and stability…                                  paddy fields, suspension of schools and damages of      of the world have to be facing natural disasters such
                                                             some road sections and bridges, only least number       as violent earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic
                                              Rakhine        of loss and damages can be seen in the flooded areas    eruptions, forest fires, severe storms, heat waves
                                                             due to rescue and relief works carried out by local     and floods. Consequently, lots of lives and property
                                             State Chief     authorities and people in real time, he noted.          have to be lost.
                                             Minister U           The President said Union ministers led by               Myanmar also experienced cyclone Nargis in
                                                             himself rushed to the flooded regions suddenly so       2008 and Rakhine State was hit by cyclone Giri in
                                             Hla Maung       that immediate assistances for reconstruction of        the end of 2010 causing a great deal of loss and
                                                             some flood-ravaged houses, reopening of schools,        damage. Such natural disasters are beyond human
                                             Tin explains    driving students back to school, preventing             control, the only thing to do is to take preparedness
                                              measures       outbreak of diseases, providing sunk farms with         measures to overcome disasters. If such disasters
                                                             paddy strains and repairing roads and bridges have      befall, all are to work and help with together
                                             for rehabili-   been rendered and long-term recovery plans have         without fear. The government, the people and the
                                                tation.      been arranged.                                          Tatmadaw are to cooperate to overcome all
                                                                  Both the State and people need to help affected    difficulties.
                                                 MNA         farmers and poor odd-job men survive and thrive              Rakhine State is rich in natural resources. It
                                                             as most floods have impact on these populations.        has the sea and creeks teeming with fish species
                      (from page 1)                               The rural areas will actually be developed and     as well as fields, forests and mountains. By
       After hearing the reports, President U Thein Sein     poverty reduced if poor populace including input-       tapping such resources, the nationals living in
   delivered an address, saying that the Union Ministers,    needed farmers, odd-job men, vendors and hawkers        the state are to work hard to ensure their self-
   deputy ministers and departmental heads led by            who earn law-abided livings are disbursed loans         sufficiency in food and surpluses for exports. It
   himself arrived there to inspect flooded areas and to     and encouraged to save money by private micro-          is also necessary to prevent aliens from intruding
   provide necessary assistance.                             financial societies, a task in eight under rural        the region. All are therefore to cultivate Union
       He said that he and his party arrived in Sittway      development and poverty alleviation, and if some        Spirit and nationalistic spirit for peace and
   yesterday after inspection tour of Bago in Bago           of their interests are adapted to become adequate       stability of the Union and national development
   Region, Hinthada and Ngathainggyaung of                   sources for their education and health in cooperation   putting aside racism and localism.
   Ayeyawady Region, Gwa, Thandwe, Taungup,                  with NGOs.                                                   Then, the President greeted those present and
   An, Minbya, MraukU and Kyauktaw of Rakhine                     The haves share their possessions with the         left Sittway by special aircraft and arrived back
   State where some houses and paddy fields were             have-nots. The Strong have mercy upon the weak.         here this morning.
   flooded in heavy rains during second and third            And these are noble traditions of Myanmar as well                                                       MNA


    National workshop on improving quality
     of health care continues for second day
       N AY P YI T AW , 30     Kyaw Zin Thant of             by retired deputy
   July—The        national    Medical        Research       minister prof Dr Mya
   workshop on improving       Department (Upper             Oo.
   quality of health care      Myanmar) submitted the            Vice-President of
   continued for the second    papers on development         the academy Prof Dr
   day at the Ministry of      of medical research. The      Nay Win and Director-
   Health this morning.        participants discussed        General Than Zaw
       President         of    the papers and submitted      Myint of Medical
   Myanmar Academy of          the       points       of     Science Department
   Medical Science Prof Dr     discussions.                  submitted the papers on
   Myo Myint presided              The       workshop        development health
   over the workshop.          chairman reviewed the         human resources.
       Dr Soe Thein of the     discussions.                      The      workshop         Union Minister for Cooperatives U Ohn Myint holding cordial talks
   academy and Deputy              In the afternoon, the     continues tomorrow.
   Director-General Dr         workshop was chaired                            MNA           with staff at Mandalay GEC Hospital. The Union minister and
                                                                                                        officials inspected the hospital on 25 July.
                                                                                                                               NLM



                                                                                         Maintenance of road sections, bridges on
                                                                                         Buthidaung-Maungtaw Road inspected
                                                                                             N AY P YI T AW , 30     looked into construction   tion of bridge No. 1/15
                                                                                         July—Deputy Minister        of temporary retaining     at the entrance to
                                                                                         for Construction U Soe      walls, maintenance of      Maungtaw                 on
                                                                                         Tint on 26 July inspected   temporary bailey bridge    Buthidaung-Maungtaw
                                                                                         damage               and    and road section on        road. At the office of
                                                                                         maintenance of bailey       Buthidaung-Maungtaw        Maungtaw          District
                                                                                         bridges on Buthidaung-      road and construction of   Senior Officer, the
                                                                                         Maungtaw road and           the approach bridge at     deputy minister met staff
       Second day session of national workshop on improving quality of                   repairing of the damages    the bridge No. 1/1 on      and inspected Maungtaw
                                                                                         with the use of heavy       Maungtaw-Kyiganbyin-       District Yeiktha, the
                              health care in progress.                                   machinery.                  Kyeinchaung road.          district officer office and
                                         MNA                                                 The deputy minister         He viewed construc-    staff quarters.—MNA




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      Union Minister visits township level                                                Objectives of 18th Myanmar Traditional
     departments in Thandwe, An, Sittway                                                  Cultural Performing Arts Competitions
                                                                                          (1) To uplift the morale and morality of the entire nation
                                                                           Union          (2) To uplift national prestige and integrity and preserve and
                                                                          Minister
                                                                        for Labour            safeguard cultural heritage and national character
                                                                          and for         (3) To ensure flourishing of Union Spirit, the true patriotism
                                                                           Social         (4) To bring about new generations capable of preserving and
                                                                          Welfare,            promoting cultural heritage and national character through
                                                                         Relief and           innovations to meet international standards
                                                                          Resettle-
                                                                           ment           (5) To participate in the building of a peaceful, modern and developed
                                                                          U Aung              discipline-flourishing democratic nation through traditional
                                                                            Kyi               cultural performing arts
                                                                          presents
                                                                        cash assist-
                                                                          ance for
                                                                         Mittawady
                                                                                             Workshop on ACU system held
                                                                                               Y ANGON , 29 July — Jointly           U Maung Maung Win and RUMFCCI
                                                                         Home for
                                                                        the Aged in      organized by the Republic of the            Vice-President U Tun Aung.
                                                                         Thandwe.        Union of Myanmar Federation of                   Officials from the Central Bank
                                                                            MNA          Chambers of Commerce and Industry           of Myanmar, Myanma Foreign Trade
                                                                                         and Central Bank of Myanmar,                Bank, Myanma Investment and
        N AY P YI T AW , 30 July—Union        alleviation. He presented gifts to them.   workshop on use of ACU system               Commerce Bank, and Myanma
   Minister for Labour and for Social              After inspecting the Labour           took place at RUMFCCI Office here           Economic Bank discussed use of ACU
   Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U         Department in An, he viewed                this afternoon, with addresses by           system and answered queries raised
   Aung Kyi on 27 July afternoon inspected    maintenance of fire engines and rescue     Central Bank of Myanmar Governor            by those present.—MNA
   the township Fire Services Department      equipment at An Fire Station.
   in Thandwe and met departmental staff           On 29 July, the Union Minister met
   under the ministry.                        staff at Rakhine State FSD in Sittway
        At Mittawady Home for the Aged        and looked into readiness of staff for
   in Thandwe, he donated K 300,000 to        fire fighting and rescue equipment.
   the funds of the home.                          He visited the pre-primary school
        On 28 July, the Union Minister met    and Inland Freight-handling Committee
   staff of Labour Department and FSD in      in Sittway and donated K 250,000 to the
   An and called for participation in tasks   funds of Sittway Home for the Aged.
   of rural development and poverty                                               MNA




                                                                                         RUMFCCI Vice-President U Tun Aung addresses workshop on use of
                                                                                                              ACU system.—MNA
                                                                                             Coord meeting on rural development and
                                                                                                 poverty alleviation held in Pyay
                                                                                              N AY P YI T A W , 30      Dr Aung Than Win             cow farmers association
                                                                                         July—A coordination            discussed tasks of the       was held at the office of
                                                                                         meeting       on       rural   department for raising       District LBVD in Pyay,
                                                                                         development and poverty        production of livestock      attended by staff of the
                                                                                         alleviation was held in Pyay   breeding, meat and fish      district and township
        Tatlu Library in Tawa Village, Htawtho Village-tract, Twantay                    Township on 27 July            sectors for ensuring rural   LBVDs and milch cow
                                                                                         morning.                       development and poverty      farmers and dairy product
       Township, Yangon Region was opened on 26 July and Myanmar
                                                                                              Head of Region            alleviation.                 producers from Pyay and
        Library Foundation furnished 150 publications to the library.                    Livestock Breeding and              In the afternoon, the   Shwedaung townships.
                                          MNA                                            Veterinary Department          meeting to form the milch                        MNA

                                                            Gangaw Township and Shahtalai Village of Chin               and 6 furlongs long section from Gangaw to Rezwa,
     Gangaw-Zahaw-Rezwa…                                    State and 39 miles and six furlongs long section link-      67 miles and 5 furlongs long section from Rezwa
                      (from page 16)                        ing Shahtalai Village and Rezwa.                            to Matupi, 65 miles and 4 furlongs long section to
    west of Zahaw Village. I heard the noise of express            In the past, the road could be used in summer        Haka, 16 miles and four furlongs section to
    buses that run along Gangaw-Haka Road.                  only because Myittha River was a natural barrier            Kyaungtiya, 16 miles and 4 furlongs long section
           I saw chilli, onion, water melon aster planta-   crossing the road. If Zahaw Bridge crossing Zahaw           from Kyaungtiya to Thantlang and 24 miles long
    tions along the bank of Zahaw Creek.                    Creek or Myittha River Bridge is complete, the local        section to Haka.
           Construction of Gangaw-Zahaw-Rezwa road          people can get easy access to other regions all the               Gangaw-Zahaw-Rezwa new road lins Yaw
    started in 2009-2010. At present, the new road con-     season round.                                               region and Chin State as only one region. The new
    nects with Gangaw-Haka Road at the foot of Ohnton              On completion of a bridge crossing Myittha           road brings development to the urban and rural ar-
    Hill. The new road is of earthen facility.              River or Zahaw Creek, the people can smoothly travel        eas and unity and amity to the national people. In
           Gangaw-Zahaw-Rezwa Road is linking Rezwa         to Rezwa, Haka, Kyaungtiya and Thantlang of Chin            the near future, the local people can use the new
    in Chin State and Gangaw in Yaw region. It is 111       State through Gangaw, Zahaw and Shonshi villages.           road in development of their region.
    miles and six furlongs long with the sections—72               At present, local people can visit Chin State                         Translation: TTA
    miles long road section linking Shonshi Village of      through Gangaw-Zahaw-Rezwa Road with 111 miles                           Myanma Alin: 29-7-2011




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                                                                                                                                 Nearly 190,000 evacuated as tropical
                                                                                                                                  storm Nock-ten hits south China
                                                                                                                                    BEIJING, 30 July—A total of 189,033 people had been
                                                                                                                               evacuated to safe areas in the southern island Province of
                                                                                                                               Hainan as of early Saturday morning after tropical storm
                                                                                                                               Nock-ten landed on the island late Friday afternoon,
                                                                                                                               China’s flood control authorities said Saturday. The storm
                                                                                                                               brought strong winds and heavy rains, leaving one person
                                                                                                                               injured and 148 units of housing damaged along coastal
                                                                                                                               villages in Hainan’s Guangcun Town, the State Flood
                                                                                                                               Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Xinhua




                                                                   the federal government
    Mich budget director wary as                                   defaults.
                                                                                                    In this 13 Jan, 2011
                                                                                                    file photo, Michigan
        debt deadline nears                                             “I see us doing            Budget Director John
        LANSING, 30 July—           hopeful that Congress and      everything we can at the           Nixon is shown in
   Michigan draws about $400        the White House can reach      state level to keep things           Lansing, Mich.
   million a week from federal      an agreement to lift the       moving,” Nixon, who                     INTERNET
   funds that could suddenly        federal debt ceiling by        heads the National                                            Photo taken on July 29, 2011 shows falling
   dry up next week if the          Tuesday’s deadline, he’s       Association of State Budget                                   trees broke down by Nock-ten in Wenchang
   nation hits its debt limit and   unsure how Michigan will       Officers, told the Associated                                City, south China’s Hainan Province. Tropical
   cannot pay its bills.            make payments to food          Press in a Thursday                                            storm Nock-ten landed in coastal areas of
        So while state budget       stamp and welfare recipients   interview.                                                       Hainan Province on Friday afternoon.
   director John Nixon remains      and Medicaid providers if                           Internet                                                    XINHUA

                                                                        Vietnam, APEC coordinate in response to                                                Landslide in
                                                                                   natural disasters                                                             western
                                                                       HANOI, 30 July—A            of Agriculture and Rural    tries, APEC Secretariat
                                                                   seminar in the frame-           Development (MARD)          Executive Director,              Indonesia
                                                                   work of the Asia-Pacific
                                                                   Economic Cooperation
                                                                                                   and Ministry of Foreign
                                                                                                   Affairs (MOF), aimed at
                                                                                                                               representatives from
                                                                                                                               United Nations Deve-
                                                                                                                                                                 kills four
                                                                   (APEC) forum, themed            implementing Viet-          lopment Programme                 children
                                                                   “Unexpected floods in           nam’s initiative on en-     (UNDP), and Viet-                  PALEMBANG, 30 July—
                                                                   the region New vision to        hancing cooperation         namese officials.             A landslide triggered by
                                                                   APEC members”, was              among APEC member                Vietnam is one           torrential rain has killed
                                                                   held in Vietnam’s               countries in fighting and   among the most affected       four children who were
     A coach helps a boy learn swimming posture                    central Da Nang City on         preventing        natural   countries by climate          playing under a cliff in
     before a diving training session at a training                Thursday. According to          disasters and floods.       change, including regu-       western Indonesia.
     centre in Beijing, on 27 July, 2011. Some 15                  Vietnam News Agency,                Participants includ-    lar storms and floods              Sutopo Purwo Nug-
    children, aged 5 to 12 are training at the centre              the seminar was held by         ed senior officials from    with huge damages.            roho of the government’s
           of China’s State Physical Training                      the Vietnamese Ministry         APEC member coun-                           Xinhua        Disaster Management
     Administration as amateur divers during their                                                                                                           Agency says the children
              summer vacation.—INTERNET
                                                                   Australia set to restart Indonesia cattle exports                                         were buried when mud
                                                                        SYDNEY, 30 July—The first shipment      authorities after demonstrating it could     gushed down from
    Jailed Las Vegas man stabs                                     of Australian cattle to Indonesia            meet stringent animal health and welfare     surrounding hills Friday
    cellmate to death with pencil                                  following the lifting of a cruelty-linked
                                                                   ban will arrive in the second week of
                                                                                                                standards. “Due to the availability of
                                                                                                                shipping and other logistics, Elders now
                                                                                                                                                             in Kembahang Lama
                                                                                                                                                             village on Sumatra
       LAS VEGAS, 30 July—A Las Vegas man jailed on                August, major exporter Elders said           anticipates the shipment will be             island. The victims
   charges of murdering his nephew killed his cellmate             Friday. The 3,000-head consignment           completed in the second week of              ranged in age from 7 to
   on Friday, stabbing him with a pencil during a fight            was approved under a strict new              August,” the agribusiness giant said.        10.
   in their cell, police said.                                     licensing scheme implemented after a         Managing director Malcolm Jackman                 Nugroho says their
       Guards found the cellmate unconscious and                   graphic TV documentary of cruelty in         said Elders, which accounts for about        bodies were found late
   wounded during an early morning bed check at the                Indonesian abattoirs prompted a month-       60 percent of the live cattle trade with     Friday and early Saturday
   Clark County Detention Centre, and he was                       long ban on shipments to the Asian           Indonesia, was keenly awaiting the           beneath tons of mud and
   pronounced dead at the scene, police said. They                 nation.                                      resumption of shipments. “The granting       rocks. Two other children
   said he had been in a fight with his cellmate.                       Elders said it had received a third-    of these necessary approvals is another      were brought to a
       “The suspect physically battered the deceased               quarter import permit from Jakarta and       important step towards that goal,”           hospital with injuries.
   inmate and stabbed him with a pencil,” police said              got the green light from Australian          Jackman said.—Internet                                        Internet
   in a statement. Police spokesman Bill Cassell said
   pencils were among items allowed in the jail.                                                                                  A rice field is inundated by flood waters
       Carl Guilford, 18, was charged with murder in                                                                           brought by Typhoon Nock-Ten in Guinobatan,
   connection with the death, the first killing of an                                                                            Albay Province, central Philippines on 28
   inmate in the jail since 1979, when an inmate                                                                               July, 2011. Typhoon Nock-Ten, locally named
   strangled his cellmate. That inmate was sentenced                                                                            as Juaning, has killed at least 35 people, left
   to death for the crime and remains on death row.                                                                               dozens more missing and about 600,000
       A local television news station, 8NewsNow,                                                                              people displaced due to flooding after a three-
   reported on its website that Guilford had been in                                                                           day rampage across northeastern Philippines,
   custody over the suffocation death of his 6-year-                                                                                        disaster officials said.
   old nephew.—Reuters                                                                                                                             INTERNET




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      Cockpit chaos on doomed                                                                                                     Foxconn to replace
       2009 Air France flight                                                                                                    workers with 1 million
        LE BOURGET (France), 30 July—A confused
   cockpit crew without proper training to head off high-                                                                          robots in 3 years
   altitude disaster flew toward it, instead, with wrong-                                                                        SHENZHEN, 30 July—Taipei technology giant Foxconn
   headed maneuvers, no task-sharing and perhaps                                                                            will replace some of its workers with 1 million robots in three
   unaware their flight was about to end in the Atlantic                                                                    years to cut rising labour expenses and improve efficiency,
   Ocean.                                                                                                                   said Terry Gou, founder and chairman of the company, late
        Screeching stall alarms and incoherent speed                                                                        Friday.
   readings from faulty sensors, bad weather in a darkened                                                                       The robots will be used to do simple and routine work
   sky and growing stress make up the chaotic cockpit                                                                       such as spraying, welding and assembling which are now
   scenario in the final moments of the Air France flight          Director of the BEA, the French civil aviation           mainly conducted by workers, said Gou at a workers’ dance
   from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on 1 June, 2009. All 228           accidents agency, Jean-Paul Troadec, is seen             party Friday night. The company currently has 10,000
   people aboard the plane were killed.                           next to a model of an Airbus 320 during a press           robots and the number will be increased to 300,000 next
        Friday’s third report by France’s accident                    conference at the French investigators’               year and 1 million in three years, according to Gou.
   investigation agency, or BEA, lays out almost second-              headquarters in Le Bourget, near Paris,                    Foxconn, the world’s largest maker of computer
   by-second technical data on the flight’s deadly                            29 July,2011.—INTERNET                        components which assembles products for Apple, Sony
   trajectory but cannot answer the ultimate question —                                                                     and Nokia, is in the spotlight after a string of suicides of
   whether pilot error, equipment failure or other still          and their ability to fly the A330 manually as the         workers at its massive Chinese plants, which some blamed
   unknown factors caused the crash.                              autopilot disengaged. The report expressed broader        on tough working conditions.
        The BEA’s findings raised worrisome questions             concern about the state of training of today’s pilots          The company currently employs 1.2 million people,
   about the reactions of the cockpit crew — two co-              flying high-tech planes when confronted with a high-      with about 1 million of them based on the Chinese
   pilots — as the A330 went into an aerodynamic stall            altitude crisis.—Internet                                 mainland.—Xinhua

     Lottery ticket collectors eye                                                             Russia launches multi-billion-US dollar plan
       keepsakes, not money                                                                                 to boost tourism
        PHILADELPHIA, 30 July—    rich, or to get lucky, but to                                    Moscow, 30 July—         monuments and nature            promote            private
   Among the moun-tains of        get the tickets,” said club                                 Russia announced Friday       sites, tourism is developing    investment in tourism.
   losing lottery tickets piled   co-founder Bill Pasquino.                                   that it will allocate some    passively and slowly,”              With those efforts, the
   high in a hotel conference     “But if I happen to hit a                                   3.5 billion US dollars by     Putin said, citing such         Russian      government
   room, someone may yet          jackpot along the way, I’d                                  2018 to shore up the          problems as poor services       expected that during the
   hit a jackpot.                 be very happy.”                                             domestic tourism industry.    and exorbitant prices.          next seven years, the
        But it won’t be money          This weekend, Pa-                                           Russia has rich               When unveiling the         number of domestic
   that makes the winner. For     squino is joining about two                                 resources for recreation      grand tourism develop-          tourists would increase
   members of the Global          dozen other club members                                    throughout the country,       ment plan, Putin re-            from 29 million to 49
   Lottery Collector’s So-        at the group’s annual             Pierre Lasnier, from      but no more than a third of   quested that the funds be       million and the tourism
   ciety, the scratch-off cards   “Lotovention.” Held this            Le Plessis Dorin,       its tourism potential has     used to support the most        service market would
   themselves are worth           year       in     northeast      France, sorts through      been explored, the state-     attractive investment           grow from 3 billion dollars
   keeping because of their       Philadelphia, the gathering       lottery tickets during    run Itar-Tass news agency     projects,          improve      to 15 billion dollars.
   quirky themes and co-          is an opportunity to meet        the “Lottovention,” in     quoted Prime Minister         transport infrastructure and                       Xinhua
   lourful designs.               other       self-described              Northeast           Vladimir Putin as saying.
        From a $3 Montana         “lotologists,” trade tickets        Philadelphia, on             “In Russian towns,
   lottery ticket based on the    and take a gander at the              29 July, 2011.        which have world famous
   game Uno to a series of $2     never-ending multitude of                INTERNET           cultural and historical
   “Star Trek” stubs from         collectible material.
   Virginia, the game themes           Pasquino, 64, a retired     South Africa says to have UN
   run the gamut from movies      teacher from Lancaster,          climate talks mandate ready
   and TV shows to sports         Pennsylvania, said that
   teams and holiday cheer.       when the club started in                  by October
   The cards come in different    the late 1980s, only about          JOHANNESBURG, 30 July—South Africa, which will
   sizes, shapes and deno-        a dozen states had lotteries    host the next United Nations (UN) climate change
   minations.                     — and none would issue                                                                    Peruvian President Ollanta Humala (3th, L) and
                                                                  summit from 28 November to 9 December this year,
        “The whole purpose        more than six tickets per                                                                     his wife Nadine Heredia (3th, R) attend a
                                                                  will have a final negotiating mandate ready by
   of collecting is not to get    year.—Internet                                                                                military parade to commemorate Peru’s
                                                                  October, the country’s environmental affairs minister
                                                                                                                              Independence Day in Lima, Capital of Peru,
                                                                  Edna Molewa said on Friday. Addressing a United
                                                                                                                                         29 July, 2011.—XINHUA
                                                                  Nations Development Programme breakfast in
                                                                  Johannesburg, she said her department will submit a       US mired in debt limit deadlock
                                                                  mandate to the South African cabinet for approval.
                                                                      According to Business Day newspaper in                amid anemic economic growth
                                                                  Johannesburg, she said the “tight” negotiating climate        W ASHINGTON , 30 July—The US House of
                                                                  in which the talks are to take place meant a legally      Representatives passed a debt ceiling plan in a vote on
                                                                  binding agreement on future climate change                Friday evening, but the bill was quickly killed in the
                                                                  mitigation commitments was impossible.                    Senate, which further dampened hope for a bipartisan
                                                                      However, she said the UN Framework                    deal before the 2 Aug deadline.
                                                                  Convention on Climate Change talks in Durban need             The GOP managed to send the measure put forth
                                                                  to mark a decisive step towards a fair global climate     by House Speaker John Boehner to the Senate floor,
                                                                  change mitigation regime. “We are not shying away         despite earlier veto warning from the White House and
     A flameout taxi is seen on a road near the                   from negotiating a binding agreement, we are facing       strong opposition in the Senate. Under the newly
      Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, capital of                    reality,” she said. Molewa explained that factors         modified two-step plan outlined by Boehner, a
         China, 29 July, 2011. The Beijing                        affecting the negotiating climate include upcoming        Republican, the Congress would immediately raise the
   Meteorological Bureau issued a storm alert at 6                elections in some countries, especially the United        federal government’s borrowing capacity by 900 billion
    am, and forecast precipitation would exceed                   States, and the Eurozone financial crisis.                US dollars extending to early next year and cut spending
      50 mm over the next 12 hours.—XINHUA                                                                       Xinhua     by 917 billion dollars over a decade.—Xinhua




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     Doctors begin major stem cell                                  HIV patients
         trial for MS patients                                      ‘eat dung to
       LONDON, 30 July — A          said: "There is very strong
   major clinical trial will in-    pre-clinical evidence that      make drugs
   vestigate whether stem           stem cells might be an ef-         work’
   cells can be safely used to      fective treatment." Re-
                                                                       MBABANE, 30 July —
   treat multiple sclerosis         searchers will collect stem
                                                                   Some HIV-positive pa-
   (MS). It is hoped eventu-        cells from the bone mar-
                                                                   tients in Swaziland are so    In the summer of 2007, more than 1,000 sq km of Alaskan tundra burned
   ally to slow, stop or even       row of patients, grow them
                                                                   poor they have resorted                          near Anaktuvuk River.—INTERNET
   reverse the damage MS            in the laboratory and then
                                                                   to eating cow dung be-
   causes to the brain and          re-inject them into their
   spinal cord. The trial, in-      blood. The stem cells will
                                                                   fore taking anti-retroviral         Huge Arctic fire hints at new climate cue
                                                                   drugs, Aids activists say.        LONDON , 30 July — An      it could create a new cli-     ditions more conducive to
   volving up to 150 pa-            make their way to the brain
                                                                   The drugs do not work         exceptional wildfire in        mate feedback, they say.       fire, and when lightning
   tients across Europe, is         where it is hoped that they
                                                                   on an empty stomach, so       northern Alaska in 2007        Fires in the tundra are un-    struck the tundra in July,
   due to start later this year.    will repair the damage
                                                                   patients have to use the      put as much carbon into        common because the             the Anaktuvuk River fire
       Dr Paolo Muraro from         caused by MS.
                                                                   dung — mixed with             the air as the entire Arctic   ground is covered in snow      ignited. —Internet
   Imperial College London                             Internet
                                                                   water — instead of food,      tundra absorbs in a year,      and ice for large periods
                                                                   the activists say. Several    scientists say. The            of the year.Temperatures
                                                                   hundred people protested      Anaktuvuk River fire           are low even in summer,
                                                                   in the capital, Mbabane,      burned across more than        and the ground can also
                                                                   on Wednesday against          1,000 sq km (400 sq            remain wet after the ice
                                                                   the economic crisis in the    miles), doubling the ex-       has melted.
                                                                   kingdom. King Mswati          tent of Alaskan tundra vis-        But 2007 saw unusu-
                                                                   III's government has ad-                                                                     As robots proliferate we
                                                                                                 ited by fire since 1950.       ally warm and dry condi-
                                                                   mitted it is running out of                                                                  will need ways of telling
                                                                                                     With the Arctic warm-      tions across much of the
                                                                   cash. It has asked neigh-                                                                   one from the other, said Dr
    Bone marrow stem cells may be able to protect                                                ing fast, the team suggests    Arctic — resulting, among       Yampolskiy.—INTERNET
                                                                   bouring South Africa for      in the journal Nature that     other things, in spectacu-
              and repair.— INTERNET
                                                                   a bailout.                    fires could become more        larly fast melting of Arctic    Virtual people to
        Gout affects 8.3 million                                                      Internet   common. If that happens,       sea ice. This created con-
                                                                                                                                                                 get ID checks
             Americans                                                  National Museum of Scotland to reopen after £47m refit                                     WASHINGTON, 30 July
       BOSTON, 30 July —The         causes severe pain and                                                        The newly refurbished museum opens           — The faces and behav-
   prevalence of gout has in-       swelling. Medical evi-                                                    its doors in Edinburgh on Friday. The            iour of online avatars
   creased in the past 20 years,    dence suggests gout is                                                    three-year programme has seen the origi-         could help identify the
   and it now affects 8.3 mil-      strongly associated with                                                  nal interior restored and storage areas          people controlling them,
   lion Americans, or 4 per-        metabolic syndrome — a                                                    turned into public space, making it one of       scientists believe. Using
   cent of the population, re-      group of health conditions                                                the UK's largest museums. It means the           both characteristics, re-
   searchers say. The study,        characterized by central                                                  whole museum, situated in Chambers               searchers hope to develop
   published in the journal         obesity, insulin resistance,   Inner View of refurbished National
                                                                                                              Street in the Old Town, will have 20,000         techniques for checking
   Arthritis & Rheumatism,          high-blood pressure and            Museum of Scotland before its
                                                                                                              objects across 36 galleries.—Internet            whether the digital char-
   says the greater frequency       blood lipid issues — and         opening to the public.— INTERNET
                                                                                                                                                               acters are who they claim
   of obesity and hyperten-         may lead to heart attack,          EDINBURGH, 30 July—Crowds are                                                           to be. Such information
   sion in the past 20 years        diabetes and premature         expected to flock to the newly-refur-                                                       could be used in situa-
   may be associated with the       death, Choir says.             bished Victorian part of the National                                                       tions where login details
   increase in gout.                   The researchers com-        Museum of Scotland as it reopens fol-                                                       are not visible or for law
       Senior investigator Dr       pared data from the latest     lowing a £47.4m refit. Sixteen new gal-                                                     enforcement. Impersona-
   Hyon Choi of Boston Uni-         US National Health and         leries take visitors on a journey through                                                   tion of avatars is expected
   versity School of Medi-          Nutrition Examination          the wonders of nature, the cultures of the                                                  to become a growing
   cine says gout, an inflam-       Survey in 2007 and 2008,       world and through to science and dis-          Staff at the National Museum of              problem as real life and
   matory arthritis triggered       with those from previous       covery. More than 8,000 objects will be Scotland rebuild Tyrannosaurus rex                  cyberspace increasingly
   by crystallization of uric       surveys in 1988 to 1994.       on display in the new area, 80% for the following a three year refurbishment.               merge. Avatars are
   acid within the joints,                             Internet    first time in generations.                                  INTERNET                        typically used to represent
            Plant evolved a bat beckoning beacon                                                 Five dead, two seriously injured in road                      players in online games
                                                                                                                                                               such as World of Warcraft
       LONDON, 30 July — A rainforest vine
   has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract                                                           accident in northwest China                             and in virtual communities
   the bats that pollinate it, scientists have                                                       WUZHONG(Ningxia), 30 July— Five people died               like Second Life.
   found. Tests revealed that the leaves                                                         and another two were seriously injured in a traffic                              Internet
   were supremely efficient at bouncing                                                          accident on Friday morning on an expressway in                 Photo taken on 29 July,
   back the sound pulses the flying mam-                                                         Wuzhong City, northwest Ningxia Hui Autonomous                 2011 shows debris of a
   mals used to navigate. When the leaves                                                        Region, said an official with local public security              damaged vehicle in
   were present the bats located the plant                                                       department.                                                      Ningxia section of
   twice as quickly as when these echoing                                                            At 6 am a truck crashed into a minibus, which              Beijing-Tibet highway,
                                                                                                 was stopped on the roadside because of a traffic                  northwest China’s
   leaves were removed.A team of scien-
                                                                                                 problem ahead. Three passengers on the minibus                Ningxia Hui Autonomous
   tists in the UK and Germany reported its                                                                                                                       Region.—INTERNET
   findings in the journal Science.                                                              were killed instantly and another
       The study is the first to find a plant with                                               two died at the hospital. Four
   "specialised acoustic features" to help bat                                                   passengers were out of the bus and
   pollinators find them using sound. Most                                                       were unharmed, he added.
   bats send out pulses of sound to find their                                                       Another two, the driver and
   way around; the way they sense objects in                                                     another minibus passenger, were
   their environment by sensing how these             The dish-shaped leaves emit a              seriously injured and remained
   pulses bounce off them is known as                powerful echo that helps the bat            hospitalized.
   echolocation.—Internet                              locate the plant.—INTERNET                                          Internet




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        Hordes of bats delight Texas                                                                       Guinness World Record
                                                                                                         holder Jin Linlin spins 105
                                                                                                                                                   50-year-old
               city residents                                                                                hula hoops during a                   Australian
                                                                                                           performance in a local
         A drought in the state of Texas, where 1.5 million bats are
    living under a bridge in the City of Austin, has fuelled a bat
                                                                                                        shopping mall in Hong Kong,
                                                                                                         south China, 28 July, 2011.
                                                                                                                                                  woman gives
    frenzy with locals gathering each night to view the nocturnal
    creatures. The drought has destroyed crops in Texas and
                                                                                                         Jin Linlin set her “Geinness
                                                                                                              World Record” by
                                                                                                                                                  birth without
    killed delicious pests that the Mexican free-tailed bats eat.
         The lack of food means the bats leave home earlier than
                                                                                                       simultaneously spinning a jaw-
                                                                                                         dropping 105 hula hoops in
                                                                                                                                                       IVF
    usual each night to find nourishment — giving the locals                                                    October 2007.                       A 50-year-old Australian
    more time to watch the normally-nocturnal critters fly before                                                                               woman has become the
    the sun goes down.
         Each night they stream from under a bridge by the
                                                                        Hit UFO image was polystyrene,                                          country’s oldest woman to get
                                                                                                                                                pregnant naturally and give
    hundreds of thousands in a black cloud so large that it shows                says forger                                                    birth to a healthy first child,
                                                                                                                                                local media reported on
    up on local weather radar.
                                                                             A Belgian UFO photograph that became a worldwide hit
         “It’s wonderful for people to be able to see them, and                                                                                 Wednesday.
                                                                        was faked with a piece of polystyrene, one of the people behind
    they are really spectacular,” said James Eggers, director of                                                                                    Semi-retired Queensland
                                                                        the picture has revealed more than 20 years later in a TV
    education for the Austin-based Bat Conservation                                                                                             real estate agent Anthea
                                                                        interview. “You can do a lot with a little, we managed to trick
    International. “But it’s an indicator that things are a little                                                                              Nicholas had a “one-in-
                                                                        everyone with a piece of polystyrene,” said one of the forgers,
    tougher for the bats.”                                                                                                                      several-million” chance of
                                                                        identified only as Patrick, who says he pulled it off at the age of
         But naturalists do not see any negative long-term effects                                                                              conceiving without the aid of
                                                                        18 with some colleagues.
    if the drought ends soon.                                                                                                                   in vitro fertilization (IVF), the
                                                                             “We made the model with polystyrene, we painted it and then
         “If we just have one to two years of drought, it’s a natural                                                                           Australian Associated Press
                                                                        we started sticking things to it, then we suspended it in the air ...
    cycle and it’s not going to affect the species as a whole,”                                                                                 (AAP) reported.
                                                                        then we took the photo,” he said in an interview with French-
    Eggers said.                                                                                                                                    Nicholas has told the
                                                                        language broadcaster RTL, which was transmitted late on Tuesday.
                                                                                                                                                August edition of the
                                                          Spectators         The photograph, taken in 1990, became a sensation after it
                                                                                                                                                Australian Women’s Weekly
                                                            gather      was circulated around the world. It became known as Petit-
                                                                                                                                                that she firstly thought her
                                                            by the      Rechain picture, after the Belgian town where it was purported
                                                                                                                                                symptoms of nausea were the
                                                                        to have been taken.
                                                            water                                                                               early effects of menopause.
                                                                             It was closely associated with a period known as the
                                                           near the                                                                                 It was her husband Peter
                                                                        “Belgian UFO wave,” which involved a series of reports of UFO
                                                          Congress                                                                              Byrne suggested she might
                                                                        sighting between 1989 and 1990.
                                                            Street                                                                              be pregnant.
                                                                             In one sighting in November 1990, which was later explained
                                                          bridge in     as a soviet satellite breaking up, dozens of people in Belgium
                                                          downtown      reported a triangular object with three lights flying slowly and
                                                                        soundlessly, according to a Reuters report at the time.
                                                                                                                                                    News Album
                                                           Austin.

    Oscar statue from 1940s fetches $89,625                                                   Winfrey to host series
               in Dallas auction                                                              recycling her old show
       DALLAS , 30 July—If you can’t          including a recent auction of dinosaur          B EVERLY H ILLS , 30          Appearing at a
   win an Oscar, why not buy one?             bones and an upcoming John Wayne           July—Oprah Winfrey is          session of the Television
       That’s exactly what an avid            auction in Los Angeles.                    repackaging her now-           Critics Association to
   movie buff did when a golden statue            The Oscar statue was a rare item       ended daytime talk show        announce the revamped
   from the 1942 Academy Awards went          to turn up for sale, said Margaret         to make it a key part of       series and introduce
   up for auction on Friday.                  Barrett, director of music and             the lineup for OWN, her        Rosie O’Donnell and her
       A coveted collectible since            entertainment for Heritage Auctions.       struggling cable chan-         new     OWN        show,
   Oscars are rarely for sale, the statue         A rule adopted in 1950 by the          nel.                           Winfrey took the op-
   fetched $89,625, making it the star        Academy of Motion Picture Arts and              Winfrey said Friday       portunity to reinforce
   of bidding at Heritage Auction’s           Sciences prohibits Academy Award           she will host the new          her commitment to the
   movie and music auction in Dallas.         winners or their heirs from selling a      series that will recycle       channel. Friends ask,           In this 3 May, 2010
       Nearly 800 items were up for           statue without first offering it back to   episodes of “The Oprah         “Are you enjoying your           file photo, Oprah
   bid, including items owned or worn         the academy for a price of $1.             Winfrey Show” as a             time in the Medi-                Winfrey arrives at
   by celebrities such as Elton John,             This Oscar, presented before that      “classroom” intended to        terranean?” Winfrey               the Metropolitan
   Michael Jackson and Paul Newman,           rule was enacted, was won by Nathan        help viewers improve           said. But she’s not on             Museum of Art
   and guitars owned by Elvis Presley.        Levinson for best sound recording          their lives. The show,         holiday, she said, “I’m
                                                                                                                                                         Costume Institute
       Heritage declined to release the       for the 1942 film Yankee Doodle            titled “Own Your Life,”        here,” and working in
   identities of buyers. The company          Dandy.                                     will air weekdays at 8         the Los Angeles offices          gala in New York.
   hosts auctions throughout the year,                                         Reuters   pm ET starting 10 Oct.         of OWN.—Internet                      INTERNET
                                    In this file photo
                                     taken 14 June,              US taxidermist preserves Gaga’s meat dress
                                     2011, the dress            KETCHIKAN, 30 July—A California taxidermist             Lady Gaga wore at the September 2010 MTV
                                  made of meat worn         has earned a rare place in pop history.                     Video Music Awards.
                                  by Lady Gaga at the
                                                                Sergio Vigalato preserved Lady Gaga’s now-                   Vigalato was unaware of the dress or the artist
                                    2010 MTV Video
                                                            famous raw-meat dress for display in the Rock and           when reached two months after the show. But he
                                    Music Awards is
                                       shown in the         Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.                  agreed to the project anyway.
                                   museum’s vault. A            The project has prompted a swarm of media                    The ensemble, which Lady Gaga said was a
                                   former Ketchikan,        interest in the 66-year-old former Southeast Alaska         statement about equality, arrived at his shop frozen
                                    Alaska man now          charter boat skipper who’s originally from Brazil.          and decomposing. He restored it over the next
                                    has own place in            Vigalato operates American Taxidermy in                 three and a half months, and the dress went on
                                       pop history.         Burbank, California. That’s where he was contacted          display in June.
                                         INTERNET           by the museum about preserving the dress that                                                           Internet




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   14    THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Sunday, 31 July, 2011
          Sun Yang poised to be                                Henry tells critics to lay off                            US hires Klinsmann to coach
        China’s new swimming star                                       Wenger                                               men’s national team
       SHANGHAI, 30 July — When Sun Yang won the gold          LONDON, 30 July —          ing criticism from fans and       NEW YORK, 30 July—
   in the men's 800-meter freestyle at the world champi-   Arsenal legend Thierry         pundits, with the French-     Now that the US Soccer
   onships this week, he did something unusual for the     Henry has told Arsene          man's cautious approach       federation's perennial
   normally reserved Chinese swim team: he celebrated      Wenger's critics to lay off    in the transfer market also   coach-in-waiting finally
   with boyish delight. After the medal ceremony on        the Gunners manager.           a source of frustration.      has the job, Juergen
   Wednesday, the 19-year-old unexpectedly climbed         Henry is regarded as one       However, Henry -- who is      Klinsmann will be ex-
   into the stands to high-five Chinese fans and give      of Arsenal's all-time greats   due to face Arsenal on        pected to kick-start a stag-
   away the stuffed animal the medalists receive on the    after helping them win a       Sunday -- is adamant          nant men's national team.         Juergen Klinsmann
   podium. He then draped himself with a Chinese flag      host of trophies -- becom-     Wenger will get the Gun-      The USSF moved quickly         2006 World Cup and
   and flashed a giant grin for the photographers.         ing the club's record          ners back on track and he     on Friday in hiring            again last year before
       China's swimmers have had a surprisingly strong     goalscorer in the process -    believes his compatriot       Klinsmann a day after the      giving Bradley what
   meet thus far, winning four golds and 12 medals         - before joining Barcelona     should be able to rely on     firing of Bob Bradley.         turned out to be a short-
   overall through Saturday afternoon — putting them       in 2007. But the 33-year-      the support of Arsenal's          The former standout        lived contract extension.
   just behind the US on the swimming medal table. But     old returns to his former      board and fans.—Internet      player and coach for the          "I am proud and
   while the team has a number of gold-medal contenders    club with New York Red                                       German national team           honored to be named the
   for the London Olympics — 100-meter women's             Bulls in the Emirates Cup                                    will be a familiar name to     head coach of the US
   backstroke winner Zhao Jing, 200-meter women's IM       this weekend to find                                         American fans. The US          men's national team,"
   winner Ye Shiwen — it doesn't yet have a superstar,     Wenger under fire after six                                  almost hired Klinsmann         Klinsmann said.
   someone on par with Italy's Frederica Pellegrini or     years without silverware.                                    twice — first after the                         Xinhua
   Michael Phelps, whom the Chinese have dubbed "Fei           Wenger's failure to rep-
   Yu," or Flying Fish.—Internet                           licate the glory days of                                      Lochte wins 3rd and 4th golds
                                                           Henry, Patrick Vieira and          Arsenal legend
                                                           company has drawn sting-           Thierry Henry                     at swim worlds
                                                                                                                                                           SHANGHAI, 30 July —
                                                           Brazil says all construction on                                                             Ryan Lochte locked up
                                                                                                                                                       two more gold medals at
                                                             schedule for World Cup                                                                    the swimming world
                                                              RIO DE JANEIRO, 30 July — Brazil's organizing                                            championships Friday,
                                                           committee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup said on                                               raising his victory total to
                                                           Friday that all construction work will be completed                                         four with at least one more
                                                           on time. Ricardo Teixeira, president of the organizing                                      event to go. The Ameri-
                                                           committee, said that all 12 cities that will host                                           can led from start to finish
      China's Sun Yang competes on his way to              matches during the 2014 World Cup have already                                              in the 200-meter back-
      winning the gold medal in the men's 800m             started all the work and are complying with the                                             stroke, then rallied the US
     Freestyle final at the FINA Swimming World            deadlines established by the International Federation                                       past France in the anchor
    Championships in Shanghai, China.— INTERNET            of Association Football (FIFA).                              US Ryan Lochte shows
                                                                                                                                                       leg to win the 4x200 free-
                                                              "FIFA has already approved the financial guar-            the gold medal he won          style relay. "When Ryan
         S P O R T S                                       antees presented by these 12 cities," said Teixeira,
                                                           who is also the president of the Brazilian Football
                                                                                                                           in the men's 200m
                                                                                                                        Backstroke final at the
                                                                                                                                                       is hot right now you don't
                                                                                                                                                       want anyone else on the
                                                           Confederation (CBF). —Xinhua                                 FINA Swimming World            end of the relay," said
        CROSSWORDS PUZZLE                                                                                                  Championships in            Ricky Berens, who swam
                                                                Woods back to play PGA                                  Shanghai, China, on 29         the third leg for the Ameri-
                                                                   Championship                                          July, 2011.—INTERNET          cans. —Internet

                                                               WASHINGTON, 30 July —      Steinberg said as long as      England draw goalless with
                                                           Former world No. 1 Tiger       everything goes well at
                                                           Woods has been back to         Firestone and there are no    DPR Korea at U20 World Cup
                                                           the field and formally         complications to his left         BRASILA, 30 July —         19 Asian Champions, oc-
                                                           entered       the    PGA       leg, that Woods intends to    England and DPR Korea          casionally had sustained
                                                           Championship after miss-       play the PGA, slated for      drew 0-0 on Friday in the      possession and looking
                                                           ing two other majors ear-      Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Ath-    opening match of the Un-       threatening with their top
                                                           lier this year. The World      letic Club.                   der-20 World Cup at            scorer Jong Il Gwan came
                                                           Golf Championship at               Woods, who said to        Medellin, Colombia. Eng-       closest for his side in the
                                                           Firestone will mark his        have nursed his injured       land had better chances in     44th minute. England next
                                                           return next week.              left leg, has been out of     the first half as Berahino     face Argentina in Group F
                                                               PGA spokesman Julius       golf for nearly three         broke down the left side       while DPR Korea, which is
                                                           Mason said on Friday that      months, missing the US        in the 29th minute before      playing in this event for
                                                           Woods' agent Mark              and British Opens and         Knott missed two close-        only the second time, take
   ACROSS                     DOWN                                                        having failed to win the      range headers, one just        on Mexico. The tourna-
    7 Stature                  1 Goatlike antelope                                        last nine majors he has       wide of the post in first      ment is being staged at eight
    8 Motive                   2 Errand                                                   played.                       half injury time.              venues in Colombia and
   10 Large dog                3 Seat                                                                        Xinhua         DPR Korea, the under-      ends 20 August.— Xinhua
   11 Wide-awake              4 Traduced
   12 Press                    5 Remains                                                           Music, joy open U20 World Cup
   13 Lubricated               6 Join                                                        BARRANQUILLA, 30 July — Amid a steady rain and with a cheerful and colorful artistic
   17 Exclude                  9 Cape Dutch                                               presentation of 140 artists and musicians, the under-20 World Cup opened on Friday in
   18 Moslem judge            14 Treated with scorn                                       the city of Barranquilla. Around 50,000 attendees, most of whom wearing shirts of the
   22 Welsh dog               15 Nobleman                                                 Colombian national team, gathered at the Metropolitan Stadium to be part of the opening
   23 Disgusting              16 Different                                                ceremony which was broadcast live to 162 countries and regions with an estimated
   24 Crib                    19 Rascal                                                   number of viewers at 500 million. After giving a warm welcome to the participating
   25 Fondle                  20 Trade-mark                  Former world No 1            teams, it began the show named "Colombia, a new dawn" that offered a sample of the
                              21 Competitor                     Tiger Woods               country's cultural diversity, through the rhythms of each region . —Xinhua




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                                                                                                                                                                   THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Sunday, 31 July, 2011 15
                      Weather Map of Myanmar and Neighbouring Areas
                                                                                                                                                   Chelsea FC 2-0 Aston Villa
                                                                                                                                              Torres scores as Blues win Barclays Asia Trophy
                                                                                                                                                HONG KONG, 30 July—Fernando Torres was on target for
                                                                                                                                           Chelsea as the Blues beat Aston Villa 2-0 to lift the Barclays Asia
                                                                                                                                           Trophy at the Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday.
                                                                                                                                                Andre Villas-Boas’ side made the perfect start, taking the
                                                                                                                                           lead after just 35 seconds though youngster Josh McEachran
                                                                                                                                           after Shay Given had saved from Nicolas Anelka and Florent
                                                                                                                                           Malouda. £50million striker Torres came on early in the second
                                                                                                                                           half to a huge reception and made an instant impact, diverting
                                                                                                                                           Malouda’s long range shot past Given with his first touch of the
                                                                                                                                           game.
                                                                                                                                                ‘AVB’ once again made changes to his starting line-up, with
                                                                                                                                           Anelka starting up front and Torres on the bench along with
                                                                                                                                           Didier Drogba. Both came on for the final thirty minutes of the
                                                                                                                                           game in what was a comfortable win for the west London side.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Internet

                                                                                                                                             Policeman killed, 10 people wounded in Iraq’s Diyala
                                                                                                                                               BAQUBA, 30 July—A policeman was killed and ten others wounded in separate attacks in
                                                                                                                                           Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala on Saturday, the police said.
                                                                                                                                               Gunmen shot dead a policeman and wounded a local Awakening Council group member
                                                                                                                                           in western the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a source
                                                                                                                                           from Diyala’s operations command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
                                                                                                                                               In a separate incident, six people were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion at a
                                                                                                                                           marketplace in the town of Qara-Tapa, some 110 km north of Baquba, the source said.
                                                                                                                                               In addition, three people were wounded when gunmen opened fire on civilians in Sherwin
                                                                                                                                           area, some 50 km east of Baquba, the source added. Also in the province, Iraqi security forces
                   Weather forecast for 31st July, 2011                                                                                    carried out search operations across the province during the past 24 hours, and arrested seven
      Sr.                                                Temperature (°C/F)                               For Tomorrow                     suspects, including five wanted for charges of terrorism, he said.
                       Regions/States
      No.                                            Maximum          Minimum                          Forecast                 Percent                                                                                           Xinhua
      1                       Kachin                   30/86            25/75              Widespread rain or thundershower      80%

      2                        Kayah                   32/90            22/72        Fairly widespread rain or thundershower     80%

      3                        Kayin                   31/88            22/72              Widespread rain or thundershower      80%                                  7:25 am                    2:30 pm                   5:10 pm
      4                        Chin                    25/77            13/55        Fairly widespread rain or thundershower     80%                                   3. FIFA U-20 WORLD         8. Myanmar                7. Documentary
      5                Upper Sagaing                   27/81            23/73        Fairly widespread rain or thundershower     80%                                                                 Traditional           5:25 pm
                                                                                                                                                                          CUP 2011 (Live)
      6                Lower Sagaing                   36/97            27/81               Scattered rain or thundershower      80%                                                                 Cultural Performing    8. Sing & Enjoy
      7                      Taninthayi                28/82            24/75         Widespread rain or thundershower (IH)      80%
                                                                                                                                                                          (Colombia Vs               Arts Competition
                                                                                                                                                                          France)                                          6:00 pm
      8                        Bago                    31/88            23/73        Fairly widespread rain or thundershower     80%                                                             2:50 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. InternationalNews      9. Evening News
      9                      Magway                    36/97            27/81               Scattered rain or thundershower      80%                                  9:15 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                 4:00 pm                   6:15 pm
      10                     Mandalay                  32/90            27/81               Scattered rain or thundershower      80%                                   4. News                                             10. Weather Report
      11                       Mon                     31/88            25/77         Widespread rain or thundershower (IH)      80%                                                              1. Martial Song
                                                                                                                                                                      11:00 am                                             6:20 pm
      12                      Yangon                   32/90            24/75        Fairly widespread rain or thundershower     80%                                                             4:10 pm
      13                      Rakhine                  32/90            24/75               Scattered rain or thundershower      80%
                                                                                                                                                                       1. Martial Song            2. Musical Programme     11. Cartoon Series
      14                Southern Shan                  28/82            20/68              Widespread rain or thundershower      80%
                                                                                                                                              Sunday,                 11:10 am                   4:20 pm                   6:40 pm
      15                Northern Shan                  32/90            21/70              Widespread rain or thundershower      80%          31 July                  2. Musical Programme       3. Songs Of National     12. Tamyethnar
      16                Eastern Shan                   35/95            22/72              Widespread rain or thundershower      80%                                  11:20 am                       Races                     Takwetsar
      17                    Ayeyawady                  32/90            25/77        Fairly widespread rain or thundershower     80%
                                                                                                                                           View on today               3. Round Up of the        4:25 pm                   7:00 pm
      18         Neighbouring Nay Pyi Taw              36/97            26/79               Isolated rain or thundershower       80%
                                                                                                                                                10987654321
                                                                                                                                                10987654321               Week’s                  4. Teleplay (Health)     13. TV Drama Series
                                                                                                                                                                          InternationalNews      4:45 pm
      19            Neighbouring Yangon                32/90            24/75              One or two rain or thundershower      80%                                                                                       8:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                      11:30 am                    5. University of
                                                                                                                                           7:00 am                                                                         14. News
      20           Neighbouring Mandalay               32/90            27/81               Isolated rain or thundershower       80%
                                                                                                                                                                       4. TV Drama Series            Distance Education
                                  During the past (24) hours, weather has been partly cloudy in Magway, rain or thundershowers have been    1. Paritta By Hilly                                      (TV Lectures)-        15. International
        Summary of                isolated in Lower Sagaing and Mandalay Regions, Kayin State, scattered in Bago and Yangon Regions,                                  12:30 pm                                                  News
     observations at 09:30        Shan and Rakhine States, fairly widespread in Upper Sagaing and Ayeyawady Regions, Chin, Kayah and
                                                                                                                                               Region Missionary                                     First Year
     hr MST on today
                                  Mon State and widespread in the remaining Regions and States with regionally heavy falls in Taninthayi
                                  Region. The noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded were Dawei (5.12) inches, Myeik (4.76) inches,
                                                                                                                                                                       5. Golf Magazine (TV)         (Zoology)             16. Weather Report
                                  Kawthoung (2.12) inches, Launglon (2.05) inches and Putao (1.89) inches.                                     Sayadaw                12:50 pm                                             17. Monthly Weather
            Bay Inference         Monsoon is strong in the Andaman Sea and South Bay and weak elsewhere in the Bay of Bengal.                                                                    5:00 pm
          State of the Sea
                                  Squalls with moderate to rough seas are likely at times Deltaic, Gulf of Mottama, off and along Mon-
                                  Taninthayi Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (35 to 40) mph. Seas will be moderate
                                                                                                                                           7:15 am                     6. Myanmar Movies          6. Songs for                  Report
          Outlook for
                                  elsewhere in Myanmar waters.
                                                                                                                                            2. To Be Healthy          2:20 pm                        Upholding             18. Cartoon Series
                                  Likelihood of increase of rain in Lower Myanmar areas.
      subsequent two days
                                                                                                                                               Exercise                7. Music Series               National Spirit       19. TV Drama Series


                                  MYANMAR INTERNATIONAL
                                                                                                                               * Shwe Bo Township Bearing Five Names (Part -2)            *   News
                                                                                                                               * News                                                     *   Large Parasol “A Souvenir of Pathein”
                                       Programme Schedule
                                                                                                                               * Youth & Language (OBF English Language                   *   News
                                       (31-7-2011) (Sunday)
                                                                                                                                 Centre)                                                  *   Yathe Taung Township in a nut-shell
                                                                                                                               Overseas Transmission                                      *   News
      Transmissions                                                        Times
                                                                                                                               * Opening                                                  *   Myanmar Traditional Marionette Theatre (Part-1)
      Local                                                -         (09:00am ~
                                                                                                                               * News                                                     *   A Fever of Korean Excitement! World Tour (Part-I)
                                                                     11:00am)MST
      Overseas Transmission                                -         (31-7-11 09:30 am ~                                       * Shwe Bo Township Bearing Five Names (Part -1)            *   News
                                                                     1-8-11 09:30 am) MST                                      * News                                                     *   A Fever of Korean Excitement! World Tour (Part-II)
    Local Transmission                                                                                                         * Shwe Bo Township Bearing Five Names (Part -2)            *   News
    * Opening
                                                                                                                               * News                                                     *   Music Gallery
    * News
    * Shwe Bo Township Bearing Five Names (Part -1)                                                                            * Youth & Language (OBF English Language                   *   Maha Myatmuni Buddha Image in Rakhine
    * News                                                                                                                       Centre)                                                  *   Myanmar Movies “On Getting Six Lives”

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   1st Waxing of Wagaung 1373 ME                                                                                                         Sunday, 31 July, 2011


             Only with stability and peace will the nation develop
             Only with stability and peace will democratization process be successful

              Anarchy begets anarchy, not democracy
              Riots beget riots, not democracy
              Democracy can be introduced only through constitution

                     People’s Desire                                                       VOA, BBC-sowing hatred
                                                                                           among the people
              We favour peace and stability
                                                                                           RFA, DVB-generating public
              We favour development                                                        outrage
              We oppose unrest and violence                                                Do not allow ourselves to be
              Wipe out those inciting unrest                                               swayed by killer broadcasts
              and violence                                                                 designed to cause troubles

          Gangaw-Zahaw-Rezwa new road,                                                                                     Flood bulletin
                                                                                                                    NAY PYI TAW, 30 July—The Department of
      a shot in the arm for regional development                                                              Meteorology and Hydrology released news today
                                                                                                              that according to the 12.30 hr MST observation
                                                                                                              today, the water level of Ayeyawady River in
            In last April, I visited Zahaw Village of                                                         Hinthada 1346 cm has exceeded by 4 cm above its
     Gangaw Township on my way back from                  Article & Photo: Kalay Win Thu                      danger level. It may fall below its danger level 1342
     Gangaw-Htilin-Kyaukhtu-Mindat Road. On my                                                                cm during the next 48 hours commencing this noon.
     trip, I saw new Gangaw-Zahaw-Rezwa road.            Zahaw Village. After paying homage to the pa-                                                        MNA
            On arrival at Zahaw, I proceeded to Ohnton   goda on the hill, I looked at new Gangaw-Zahaw-
     Hill where a pagoda was built by King               Rezwa road in parallel with Zahaw Creek.
                                                              The new road is leading to the junction of                                                National
     Alaungsithu in Bagan period. The distance of the
                                                                                                                                                        workshop
     hill and the village was about three miles long.    Gangaw-Haka Road at the foot of the hill via the
                                                                                                                                                           on
     Zahaw Creek is flowing between Ohnton Hill and                           (See page 9)                                                             improving
                                                                                                                                                        quality of
                                                                                                                                                       health care
                                                                                                                                                        continues
                                                                                                                                                       for second
                                                                                                             PAGE 8                                        day

                                                                                                             20 killed in
                                                                                                              two mine
                                                                                                             accidents in
                                                                                                               Ukraine
                                                                                                             PAGE 7

                                                                                                                                                    Cockpit
                                                                                                                                                    chaoson
                                                                                                                                                    doomed
                                                                                                                                                    2009 Air
                                                                                                                                                     France
                                                                                                                                                      flight
                            Photo shows Gangaw-Zahaw-Rezwa earthen road.                                                                                    PAGE 11




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