Daily Archives: May 2, 2013

MTI committed to promote local economic activities and initiatives geared towards achieving job creation

ONDANGWA: The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is committed to promote local economic activities and initiatives geared towards achieving job creation, accelerating business development, growth and entrepreneurship in the country’s economy.

Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Tjekero Tweya said this whilst officially opening the 2013 Ondangwa Trade and Industrial Exhibition (OTIE) here on Tuesday.

Tweya described the OTIE as a very important exposition in the sense that it brings all the entrepreneurs of the Oshana Region and Namibia at large together to share ideas which will lead to the creation of new enterprises and job opportunities in the country.

Expos, Tweya said, are platforms where business networks and relationships are formed between customers, producers and suppliers that will sustain the survival of businesses.

Tweya told his audience he waspleased to note the commitment and dedication of the Ondangwa Town Council for the excellent organisation to continue to pursue initiatives geared towards entrepreneurial and innovative development amongst small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

According to Tweya, the MTI is supportive of the OTIE and other expos around the country, because they assist towards the development of the Namibian economy and the achievement of the national goals and objectives of Vision 2030, employment creation opportunity, industrialisation and poverty alleviation.

AJK: Govt. paying special attention on health sector: Majeed

Islamabad: The AJK Prime Minister Ch. Abdul Majeed has said that government is paying special attention on the health sector to provide modern health facilities to the people of Azad Kashmir.

Addressing a high level meeting regarding reforms in Health sector in at Kashmir House Islamabad on Friday he assured that all the resources would be pooled for improvement of healthcare system in the State. He directed the concerned officials that nursing and other department should be made more effective.

The AJK Prime Minister directed to increase the seats of medical students of Occupied Kashmir in all the three medical colleges in Azad Kashmir and they should be provided free scholarship. He urged for implementation of strict merit. He further urged that all the necessary facilities should be provided to teaching hospitals in Medical Colleges.

On this occasion the Principals of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College Mirpur‚ Mir Waiz Moulvi Umar Farooq Medical College Muzaffarabad and Ghazie Millat Medical College Poonch informed the Prime Minister about modern reforms in health department. He directed for enhancement of seats for overseas students and provision of additional seats for the students of Gilgit and Baltistan.

The Prime Minister said that 3000 kanals more land would be provided for Mirpur Medical College and instructed the Principal of the college to immediately take possession of health complex in new city. The Prime Minister was also briefed on projects set up by health department under public sector development programme.

Police and politicians across United States are pointing to surveillance video that was used to help identify Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more cameras on their streets

LOS ANGELES: Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more cameras on their streets.

From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, efforts include trying to gain police access to cameras used to monitor traffic, expanding surveillance networks in some major cities and enabling officers to get regular access to security footage at businesses.

Some in law enforcement, however, acknowledge that their plans may face an age-old obstacle: Americans’ traditional fear that more law enforcement powers will erode their privacy.

The proliferation of cameras – both on street corners and on millions of smartphones – have helped catch lawbreakers, but plans to expand surveillance networks could run up against the millions of dollars it can cost to install and run the networks, experts say.

However, experts say the use of cameras is likely to increase, whether they are part of an always-on, government-run network or a disparate, disorganised web of citizens’ smartphones and business security systems.

Sports Subh-e-Nau Tennis: Sara clinches Ladies Singles title

Top seed Sara Mansoor bagged the Ladies Singles title of Subh-e-Nau Clay Court Tennis Championship here at Islamabad Club on Friday. Sara Mansoor played beautiful strokes and won first set by 61.

Saba played comparatively better tennis in second set and scored 5 games, however, she could not convert her effort to victory. Sara’s victory score remained 61 and 75.

Lower numbered player in national ranking Ahmed Chaudhry outclassed 4th seed Usman Ijaz in a one sided semifinal of Men’s Singles. Top seed M. Abid defeated M. Mudassar in second semifinal. Final of Boys Men’s Singles will be played on Sunday at 4:30pm.

M. Mudassar win first semifinal of Boys U18 convincingly against his younger brother M. Muzammil. He will take on Arham Atique in final who got victory against Waqas Baig with easily. Finals of Boys U18, U14 and Men’s Doubles will be played on Saturday.

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Federal Minister for Informational Technology will be the Chief Guest on prize distribution ceremony on Sunday.

A tiny device implanted in brain of epilepsy sufferers has for the first time been able to predict onset of seizures, scientists’ reports

PARIS: A tiny device implanted in the brain of epilepsy sufferers has for the first time been able to predict the onset of seizures, scientists reported today.

The potentially life-saving device works with electrodes that monitor electrical activity on the brain surface, they wrote in The Lancet Neurology.

The electrodes were connected to a second device implanted under the skin of the chest, which transmitted the data wirelessly to a hand-held device that calculated the probability of a seizure.

The device lights up in red for a high risk, white for moderate, or blue for low seizure probability.

Lead author Mark Cook from Australia’s University of Melbourne said in a statement knowing when a seizure might happen could dramatically improve the quality of life and independence of people with epilepsy and potentially allow them to avoid dangerous situations such as driving or swimming.

It could also give epilepsy sufferers the freedom to take seizure-stopping drugs before the onset of an attack, rather than on a continuous basis.