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THE MOST RELIABLE NEWSPAPER AROUND YOU Volume XXI, Number 216

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Pagodas packed with devotees in Nay Pyi Taw on Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon

Monday, 18 November, 2013 Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov—The sky on the Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon is more pleasant than the fullmoon days of other months, and pagodas, stupas and monasteries across Nay Pyi Taw Council Area were crowded with Buddhist devotees doing meritorious deeds. A ceremony to mark the successful holding of the 46th Maha Parittas recitation ceremony took place at the cave of Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw today. Members of the Sangha were offered day meals and lights lit at the Pagoda. Likewise, Phayakoesu, Koekhamgyi, Yanaungmyin Shwe Latt Hla, Da-

tusaya and Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagodas and Maha Myat Muni Buddha Image in Nay Pyi Taw were also packed with devotees making good deeds. Flower and light-offering ceremonies were held at Datusaya Pagoda and Maha Myat Muni Buddha Image at night. Moreover, charity fairs were also organized at Nay Pyi Taw staff quarters wards. Tazaungmon is the eighth month of the twelve monthly festivals in Myanmar. The word “Tazaung” lights and the word “Mon” means convey. So, Tazaungmon means the month in which lights are lit.—MNA

Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw packed with merry-makers and devotees on Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon.—mna

Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends Profile of President H.E. Mr. Tsakhiagiin Kathina robe offering in Taunggyi Elbegdorj of Mongolia Mr. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj was born on 8th March 1963 in Zereg Sum, Khovd Aimag, Mongolia. He received a Bachelor degree in Journalism from Lviv University, Ukraine in 1988 and Master degree in Public administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MA, USA in 2002. He served as private and sergeant in the People’s Army of Mongolia, Head of branch, Union of Revolutionary Youth from 1982 to 1983. He was Journalist at the newspaper “Ulaan od” (Red Star) from 1988 to 1990. He became the leader of the Mongolian Democratic Union from 1989 to 1991. In 1990, he was an Editor-in-Chief of “Ardchilal” (Democracy) newspaper. He has been elected 4 times as a

member of the State Great Khural in 1990, 1992, 1996, 2008. He became a Vice Speaker of the State Great Khural in 1996. He became a Prime Minister of Mongolia in 1998 and also from 2004 to 2006. He became a President of Mongolia since June 18, 2009. He has elected again as President for the second time on 26th June 2013. Mr. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is married to Mrs. Bolormaa Khajidsuren, they have five children.

State of the Sea Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov—Occasional squalls with rough seas will be experienced Deltaic, Gulf of Mottama, off and along Mon-Taninthayi coasts.

Surface wind speed in squalls may reach 40 mph. Seas will be moderate elsewhere in Myanmar waters. NLM

Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham views footprint replica of Lord Buddha at Sulamuni Lawkachantha Pagoda in Taunggyi.—mna Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov —Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and party visited Sulamuni Lawkachantha Pagoda in Taunggyi and made cash donations this morning. Then, the Vice-President attended the 66th communal Maha Kathina robe offer-

ing held at Atula Marazein Sutaungpyae Pagoda and presented Kathina robes and offertories to members of the Sangha led by State Ovadacariya Agga Maha Pandita Maha Kamathanacariya Presiding Sayadaw of Soonloon Monastery Bhaddanta Agga Dhammabhivamsa.

On his arrival at Wailuwun Pariyati Sarthintaik in Kyaungyisu ward, the Vice-President donated cash and kind and offered day meals to the presiding Sayadaw and monks. The Vice-President, the Chief Minister and wellwishers donated K 48

million to build new Panglong building and Loilem Beikman building, for the funds of Shan Pitikat Monastery in Panglong and to interpret Shan Pitikat. In the evening, the Vice-President and party flew back in Nay Pyi Taw via Heho.—MNA


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100 boys novitiated in Yedashe Township

Yedashe, 17 Nov— The 40th Maha communal Kathina and 100 boys novitation was held at Shwezedi Monastery of Yeni in Yedashe Township on 16 and

17 November. It was attended by members of the Board of Trustees of Shwezedi Monastery, local people, Commander of Yedashe Station

Col Htay Win and wife Daw Myint Myint, servicemen, teachers and students. A total of 100 boys were novitiated to the novices. “We do not descriminate poor and rich persons. We novitiate all the boys in line with the Vinaya of the Lord Buddha. We collect 100 horses from Pyinmana, Lewe, Ela, Thawuthti and Yedashe townships for procession of novice-to-be. The parents charge K 15000 per horse,” said Shwezedi Monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Sobhana. Kyemon-Ko Lwin (Swa)

Deputy I & P Minister meets farmers in Nattalin Township Nattalin, 17 Nov— Chairman of Labour Affairs and Farmer Affairs Subcommittee Deputy Minister for Immigration and Population U Kyaw Kyaw Win held a meeting with the farmers at Shwelin Hall in Nattalin Township in Bago Region on 13 November. At the meeting, the deputy minister pointed

out that the State has been implementing public administration system to fufill the necessities of farmers and labours in collaboration with the subcommittees formed by the region/state governments. The deputy minister, Bago Region Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Minister U Tin Soe and

subcommittee members and departmental officials gave clarifications on the reports of the farmer representatives. After that, Sky Net Co donated 20 sets of Sky Net receiver, AIG Co, organic fertilizer and Deputy Minister U Kyaw Kyaw Win solar lamps to the farmers. Kyemon

Mawlamyine, 17 Nov—A ceremony to present farming right certificates to the farmers of Chaungzon Township took place at the hall of Kyunthaya Township on 11 November. At the ceremony, U

Kyaw Sein Lin, Head of Mon State Land Record Department and Secretary of State Land Management Committee explained the purposes of the ceremony. Then, U Ohn Myint, Mon State Chief Minister and Mon State Farmland

Management Committee Chairman and officials presented certificates to the respective administrators on behalf of the farmers from 44 wards/ village-tracts in Chaungzon Township. Kyemon-Pyit Tie Htaung

Regional development tasks gaining momentum in Kyunhla, Kalay

Monywa, 17 Nov— Sagaing Region Chief Minister U Tha Aye inspected thriving teak and padauk plantations on either side of Sabei-NantthaKanbalu-Kyunhla Road in Shwebo District and water supply task from Kyunhla Dam and site chosen for construction of basic education high school in Kyunhla Township on 12 November. Next, the chief minister looked into installation of 315 KVA transformer in the place of 100 KVA transformer in Pyinmamyaing Ward and completion of Nos 1 and 2 streets in Padaukmyaing. Then, he looked round construction of library in

Thanbo Village and water inflow into Thaphanseik Dam. He also inspected construction of new school building at basic education post primary school in Indine Village and met with the locals in Kywete Village and coordinated with the officials for running not only livestock breeding but also small scale industry. At the construction site of Mu river-crossing bridge (Thaphanseik-1), he heard reports by Superintending Engineer U Tun Naing of Bridge Project Group-2. On 13 November, the chief minister attended the opening of Cooperative Bank (Monywa Branch). At the ceremony, Region Planning and Economic

Minister U Sein Moung and Chairman (4) U Yan Aung of Inwa Bank Ltd formally opened the branch bank. The chief minister and party inspected paving of tar on Monywa-YargyiKalewa road section, thriving 150-acre commercial teak plantation in Kani Township, construction sites of Wahye and Yenan creeks in Kalewa Township and 200-acre Padauk plantation along Kalewa-Kalay motor road in Kalay Township on 14 November. In the evening, the chief minister met township authorities from Kalay, Mawlike and Tamu Districts at the Town Hall in Kalay. Kyemon-Region IPRD

Farmers of Chaungzon get farming right certificates

Anti-Narcotic Drives Opium seized in Waingmaw Tsp

Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov—Acting on a tip-off, members of No. 2 AntiDrug Squad (Myitkyina) together with the witnesses investigated a motorbike driven by Walsar, 41, of Ward-5 in Sadon SubTownship on WaingmawWarshaung Road in Waingmaw Township of Kachin State on 13 November.

They seized 2.144 kilo opium worth K 32.16 million, K 40000 and a handset during the operation. Waingmaw Police Station filed a lawsuit against Walsar in accord with Sections 15/19 (A)/ 20 (A) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Kyemon-Police IPRD

Security awareness talks shared in Mon State Mawlamyine, 17 Nov—Under the close supervision of Mon State government and with the management of the police commanders of Mon State, Mawlamyine and Thaton District, mine awareness courses were conducted in 10 townships in Mon State. The concluding of Mine Awareness Knowledge Dissemination Course No 1/2013 and opening of similar course No 2/2013 were held at the meeting hall of the region police station in Mawlamyine on 13 November, with an address by Township Police Commander Police Major Nyo Hla. A total of 140 trainees attended those concluding and opening ceremonies. Mine Awareness Talks were shared to the government staff, ward/village administrators, teachers, sup-

portive committees, pagoda board of trustees, private staff, bus line services persons, motorcycle taxi drivers and townselders from October to 13 November in Mon State. The township police commander and head of region police station replied to queries of those present. Kyaw Than (Mawlamyine)

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Facts about taking census disseminated in Myanaung Tsp Myanaung, 17 Nov— The talks on census taking process and population 2014 was held at the Dhammayon of Weluwun Pariyatti Monastery in Myanaung on 14 November afternoon. Chairman of the Township Census taking Committee Township Administrator U Min Min Tun explained meaning of census and implementation of work process.

Secretary of the committee Head of Township Immigration and National Registration Department U Nyunt Oo and Head of Township Information and Public Relations Department U Tin Aung Myint explained matters related to process of taking census. It was attended by the chairman of Township Development Affairs Supportive Committee, departmental officials, taking census process committee and local authorities. Officials replied to queries raised by the attendees. KyemonWin Bo (IPRD)


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‘Quite possible’ Iran, powers can reach nuclear deal next week Geneva, 17 Nov — Major powers and Iran are getting closer to an initial agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, a senior US official said on Friday, adding it is “quite possible” a deal could be reached when negotiators meet 20-22 November in Geneva. “For the first time in nearly a decade we are getting close to a first-step ... that would stop the Iranian nuclear programme from advancing and roll it back in key areas,” the official told reporters. “I don’t know if we will reach an agreement. I think it is quite possible that we can, but there are still

tough issues to negotiate,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif were to meet on 20 November in Geneva. They will be joined later the same day by a wider group known as the P5+1 comprising Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States. The talks are likely to last through 22 November, the official added. The talks will seek to finalize an interim deal to allow time to negotiate a comprehensive, permanent agreement with Iran that

Rome, 17 Nov — Silvio Berlusconi, facing expulsion from parliament over a tax conviction and a revolt which split his centre-right party, said on Saturday he may no longer back Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta but would not be able to bring down the government. The 77-year-old bil-

lionaire’ s comments came after Friday’s defection of a group led by Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, former secretary of his People of Freedom party, which defied Berlusconi and formed a group that has pledged to remain in Letta’s coalition government. Speaking at a congress

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L, gesturing), EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd R) meet during the third day of closed-door nuclear talks at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva on 9 Nov, 2013.—Reuters would end a 10-year deadlock and provide assurances to the six powers that its atomic programme would not produce bombs. Iran has denied that it is seeking the capability to produce atomic weapons and insists its nuclear ambitions are limited to

the peaceful generation of electricity and other civilian uses. Negotiations last week in Geneva ended without an agreement, although the sides appeared to be close to a deal that would defuse their standoff over the nuclear programme.—Reuters

to rebrand People of Freedom (PDL) as Forza Italia, the name of his original political movement, Berlusconi said his impending expulsion from parliament, with the support of Letta’s centreleft Democratic Party (PD), meant the left-right coalition created in the wake of February’s deadlocked election could not continue. “It’s very difficult to think you can remain allies in parliament and above all seated at the same table in cabinet with someone who wants to kill your leader politically,” Berlusconi said. Despite calls of “Traitors!” from some in the crowd, Berlusconi maintained a conciliatory tone towards Alfano and his group, saying the break had “caused him a lot of pain” and it was unclear what direct effect the announcement would

have on the stability of Letta’s government. Alfano’s group, which includes 30 senators and 27 lower house deputies, should ensure enough support in parliament for Letta, who survived a confidence vote last month with the help of the PDL rebels, as Berlusconi himself acknowledged.—Reuters

Berlusconi breaks away from Italian government after party splits

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a Forza Italia party national congress in Rome on 16 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

Japan, EU to agree to step up efforts for early FTA deal Tokyo, 17 Nov — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his EU counterparts, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, will hold talks in Tokyo on Tuesday to reaffirm efforts to accelerate the ongoing free trade negotiations between Japan and the European Union. During the meeting, Abe and the EU leaders are also likely to discuss ways to expand energy coopera-

tion, such as stable procurement of liquefied natural gas, Japanese officials said. The upcoming meeting is an annual summit between Japan and the European Union. The talks were initially slated for March but postponed as the European Union needed to focus on addressing the financial crisis in Cyprus. Abe and the two EU leaders are also expected to discuss security issues including the nuclear standoff with Iran, and Abe is likely

to explain his government’s policy dubbed “active pacifism,” according to the officials. As a free trade agreement between South Korea and the European Union has already gone into force, Japan is eager to clinch a similar deal. Through the envisioned free trade pact, Japan hopes to boost industrial exports to Europe while the European Union wants to increase exports of agricultural and dairy products, such as pork, wine and cheese.—Kyodo News

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Russia hands over refurbished aircraft carrier to India Moscow, 17 Nov — Russia has handed over a refurbished aircraft carrier to the Indian Navyin in a ceremony at the Arctic port of Severodvinsk on Saturday morning. INS Vikramaditya, converted from the Admiral Gorshkov heavy aircraftcarrying cruiser, was officially transferred at the ceremony. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Indian Defence Minister AK Antony attended the ceremony, local media reported, citing arms exporter Rosoboronexport. Originally built in the Soviet era, the 2.3-billionUS dollar worth Kiev-class warship was being reconditioned and was due to be

ready for delivery in 2012. However, following a glitch found in its power plant, Moscow delayed the handover last October, prompting an angry response from New Delhi. INS Vikramaditya completed its sea trails successfully this July and aviation trails in September. INS Vikramaditya will become India’s second aircraft carrier after INS Viraat. The South Asian country plans to acquire more aircraft carriers in the future to bolster its naval strength. The aircraft carrier will be escorted by other warships during its voyage back home. It is expected to arrive in India by February 2014, Russian officials said. Xinhua

One killed, three wounded at house party shooting in Houston Houston, 17 Nov — A house party in the US city of Houston ended in gunfire overnight, leaving one person dead and at least three others wounded, local media reported on Saturday. The trouble started around midnight during a large house party at a home in southwest Houston, local TV KTRK reported.

The gathering was mostly young adults and teenagers, according to the Houston Police Department. Police said at some point a couple of cars drove by the party and there was a “disagreement of some sort.” And then someone pulled out a gun and started shooting. Neighbours told police

Picture taken on 16 Nov, 2013. shows the rear view mirror broken by a bullet in the shooting incident in Houston, the US. A shooting incident took place at around 11 pm in Houston, the US, on 15 Nov, 2013. One was killed and three were injured. Xinhua

they heard 25 to 30 gunshots. When police arrived at the scene, they found one male teen dead from gunshot wounds, investigators said. They also found another teen a block over, who fled the scene after being wounded in the thigh. Two more teens with gunshot wounds were found later in another vehicle. All three are believed in stable condition at a hospital Saturday morning. Investigators are still talking to witnesses to find out how the shooting happened. There are no suspects in custody so far. This is the second house party shooting that happened in the city this month. On 9 November, gunfire erupted at a massive house party where more than 100 young people were celebrating a birthday, leaving two high school students dead and 19 others injured.—Xinhua


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FBI warns of US government breaches by Anonymous hackers Boston / San Fran17 Nov — Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed US government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc’s software to launch a rash of electronic break-ins that began last December, then left “back doors” to return to many of the machines as recently as last month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said cisco,

in a memo seen by Reuters. The memo, distributed on Thursday, described the attacks as “a widespread problem that should be addressed.” It said the breach affected the US Army, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and perhaps many more agencies. Investigators are still gathering information on the scope of the cyber campaign, which the authorities believe is continuing. The FBI document tells system administrators what to look for to determine if their systems are compromised. An FBI spokeswoman declined

to elaborate. According to an internal email from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’ chief of staff, Kevin Knobloch, the stolen data included personal information on at least 104,000 employees, contractors, family members and others associated with the Department of Energy, along with information on almost 2,0000 bank accounts. The email, dated 11 October, said officials were “very concerned” that loss of the banking information could lead to thieving attempts. Officials said the hacking was linked to the case of Lauri Love, a British

Australian scientists find black hole jets pack much power

Canberra, 17 Nov — Australian astronomers have found that high-speed ‘jets’ spat out by black holes pack a lot of power because they contain heavy atoms, according to a latest research statement from the CSIRO, Australia’s national science research body, on Thursday. The work, led by Dr Maria Diaz Trigo of the European Southern Observatory, is published in the

journal Nature on Thursday. Astronomers have known for decades that black-hole jets contain electrons, which are low-mass particles, the statement explained. But using the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton space telescope and CSIRO’s Compact Array radio telescope in northwest New South Wales (NSW), the research team found the first

evidence of heavy atoms — iron and nickel — in the jets from a ‘typical’ black hole known as 4U1630-47. According to the statement, black-hole jets recycle matter and energy into space and can affect when and where a galaxy forms stars. “Jets from supermassive black holes help determine a galaxy’s fate — how it evolves,” said CSIRO’s Dr Tasso Tzioumis, a member of the research team. “So we want to understand better the impact jets have on their environment.” Researchers said an iron atom is about 100,000 times more massive than an electron. When a massive particle is moving it carries more energy than a lighter particle moving at the same speed.—Xinhua

resident indicted on 28 October for allegedly hacking into computers at the Department of Energy, Army, Department of Health and Human Services, the US Sentencing Commission and elsewhere. Investigators believe the attacks began when Love and others took advantage of a security flaw in Adobe’s ColdFusion software, which is used to build websites. Adobe spokeswoman Heather Edell said she was not familiar with the FBI report. She added that the company has found that the majority of attacks in-

Nanoparticles could help sperm defects probe London, 17 Nov — A way of using nanoparticles to investigate the mechanisms underlying infertility has been developed by British scientists, according to a new report published in a scientific journal on Friday. The technique, published in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, could help researchers discover the causes behind cases of unexplained

Active but orderly debut for Twitter options Chicago, 16 Nov — Trading in options of Twitter Inc was dominated by put volume with a mixture of selling, hedging and speculative activity in an overall orderly debut on the US options market, a week after the social media company’s stock started trading. A total of 82,000 puts and 41,000 calls changed hands in Twitter on Friday for a put-to-call ratio of 2:02:1, according to options analytics firm Trade Alert. Option volume was on the low end of expectations, while the underlying shares had a relatively light day of 8 million shares traded The options market has been “rather well-behaved” from a price, volume and

implied volatility perspective, said Tim Biggam, chief market strategist at options firm TradingBlock in Chicago. Twitter’s turnover did not match the frenzied pace of Facebook Inc, which set a record with its first-day options launch in May 2012, when more than 365,000 contracts changed hands, Trade Alert figures

showed. One factor that may have worked against Twitter option volume is that its first day of trading fell on the monthly expiration of November options, said J J Kinahan, chief strategist TD Ameritrade. “Typically during expiration, options traders are focused on expiring open positions in puts and calls

An illustration picture shows the Twitter logo reflected in the eye of a woman in Berlin, on 7 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

The word ‘password’ is pictured on a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin on 21 May, 2013. — Reuters volving its software have some with a few particiexploited programmes that pants and some with hunwere not updated with the dreds. In the past, its memlatest security patches. The bers have disrupted eBay’s Anonymous group is an Inc PayPal after it stopped amorphous collective that processing donations to the conducts multiple hack- anti-secrecy site Wikileing campaigns at any time, aks.—Reuters

in single stocks and mitigating their risk there,” Kinahan said. “So starting next week, Twitter options may get more attention with expiration out of the way.” Furthermore, Kinahan said, many non-professionals are reluctant to trade as volatility levels and pricing can be volatile at first, although that was not necessarily true for Twitter options. Option order flow consisted of two-sided trading in the at-the-money Twitter options, Kinahan said. The most active option was the December $30 put, with volume of 30,746 contracts. There was a large seller of the December $30 strike puts at five cents apiece. Reuters

infertility, and develop treatments for affected couples. The method involves loading porous silica nanoparticle “envelopes” with compounds to identify, diagnose or treat the causes of infertility. Researchers demonstrated that the nanoparticles could be attached to boar sperm with no detrimental effects on their function. “An attractive feature of nanoparticles is that they are like an empty envelope that can be loaded with a variety of compounds and inserted into cells,” Natalia Barkalina, lead author of the study from Oxford University, said. “The nanoparticles we use don’t appear to interfere with the sperm, making them a perfect delivery vessel.” According to researchers, sperm are difficult to study due to their small size, unusual shape and short lifetime outside of the body, yet this is a vital part of infertility research. Previous methods involved complicated procedures in animals and introduced months of delays before the sperm could be used. Xinhua

BGI Tech, Carlsberg Laboratory join hands to study barley DNA Copenhagen, 17 Nov — Carlsberg Laboratory and BGI Tech Solutions on Friday announced their decision to jointly decode the DNA sequence of barley to aid the development of new barley cultivars. The knowledge of the DNA sequence of barley is expected to add value in the entire chain from farmers to consumers by helping discover fast, modern breeding strategies, said the two companies.In this collaborative study, researchers will sequence the DNA from chromosome number 6 of the seven barley chromosomes.

BGI Tech, a subsidiary of BGI — the world’s largest genomics research organization — will provide sequencing platforms and analysis, while the Carlsberg Laboratory, in association with the International Barley Sequencing Consortium, will be responsible for sample preparation and evaluation of results.”With Carlsberg Laboratory’s world-class team of researchers and BGI’s powerful genomic capacity, I believe we will succeed faster and gain more achievement than alone,” said Dr. Xu Yang, CEO of BGI Tech. Xinhua


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Obesity tied to trouble moving around for elderly women New York, 17 Nov — Maintaining a healthy weight after menopause may improve women’s chances of living into their mid-80s while keeping their health and mobility, a new study shows. Women tend to put on weight after menopause. But not much was known about how extra pounds affect their ability to get around in old age. “We chose to do this study because we wanted to learn more about the health status of older women, who represent a growing segment of the US population,” Eileen Rillamas-Sun told Reuters Health in an email. Rillamas-Sun led the study at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, Washington. “We recognized that the health status of older women varies widely and we focused on obesity because of the high rates of obesity in this country,” she

said. The researchers looked at 36,611 women who enrolled in a large, long-term health study between 1993 and 1998, when they were 66 to 81 years old. The researchers followed the women for nearly 19 years. They wanted to see how women’s body mass index (BMI) — a measure of weight in relation to height — and waist size were associated with their chances of dying or developing chronic diseases or mobility problems by age 85. As it turned out, women who were obese at the beginning of the study were more likely to have trouble getting around. Of women who lived to be 85 years old, 6,702 were disabled. About 12 percent of those who started the study at a healthy weight were disabled by age 85. That compared to 18 percent of overweight women and between 26 and 34 percent

Women sit on a bench in New York’s Times Square on 31 May, 2012. — Reuters of obese women who had mobility problems, the researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Similarly, 25 percent of women with a waist circumference greater than 88 centimeters (about 35 inches) were disabled at age 85 compared to 14 percent of women who had smaller waists. “This was an important finding because I believe that main-

J PMorgan Chase to pay $4.5 billion in mortgage security deal

People walk inside JP Morgan headquarters in New York, on 25 Oct, 2013. — Reuters New York, 17 Nov — JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Friday it agreed to pay $4.5 billion to settle claims by investors who lost money on mortgage-backed securities before the collapse of the US housing market. The bank reached the agreement with 21 institutional investors in 330 residential mortgage-backed securities trusts issued by JPMorgan and Bear Stearns, which it took over during the financial crisis, according to the bank and lawyers for the investors. The deal still has to be accepted by seven trustees overseeing the securities holdings, the parties said. The settlement does not include trusts issued by Washington Mutual, which JPMorgan also acquired. The deal is separate from the preliminary $13 billion

settlement JPMorgan has reached with the US government that would resolve a raft of actions over residential mortgage-backed securities. “This settlement is another important step in J P Morgan’s efforts to resolve legacy related RMBS matters,” the bank said in a statement. The bank said it believes reserves it has built will cover the expense of “this and any remaining” mortgage securities litigation. The 21 investors include BlackRock Inc, Metlife Inc, Allianz SE’s Pacific Investment Management Company, the TCW Group and Bayerische Landesbank. Under the agreement, the trustees have until 15 January to accept the offer, which may be extended for another 60 days, according to JPMor-

gan and Gibbs & Bruns, the Houston law firm that represented the institutional investors. Kathy Patrick of Gibbs & Bruns called the deal “an important milestone” in a three-year effort by the group of 21 bondholders. The seven trustees over the bonds include Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Kevin Heine, a spokesman for the Bank of New York Mellon, said the bank would “evaluate the proposed settlement along with the other trustees.” Reuters

taining the ability to walk is very important to older adults, especially because it is useful for retaining one’s independence,” Rillamas-Sun said. Compared to women of a healthy weight, overweight and obese women were also at a higher risk of dying or developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.—Reuters

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Merck invests $107 million in China drug plant Shanghai, 17 Nov — German drugmaker Merck KGaA has invested 80 million euros ($107.67 million) in a manufacturing plant in China, the company said on Friday, underlining the importance of the market for global drug firms. The Shanghai-based facility will come online in 2017, producing drugs to treat China’s fast growing number of diabetics as well as cardiovascular and thyroid disorders, Merck’s biopharmaceutical unit said. Spending in the country’s healthcare sector is forecast to nearly triple to $1 trillion by 2020 from $357 billion in 2011, according to McKinsey, which has prompted many firms to invest in Chinese facilities and set up jointventures with local companies. The investment comes as international drug companies have come under

pressure in China this year with authorities clamping down on the high price premiums many of them enjoy and a number of drugmakers have been caught up in corruption allegations. British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is under investigation over allegations it funneled up to 3 billion yuan ($492.43 million) to travel agencies to facilitate bribes to doctors and officials to boost its drug sales. Large international drugmakers Novartis AG, AstraZeneca Plc, Sanofi, Eli Lilly & Co and Bayer AG have also been questioned by Chinese officials this year. Drugmakers have seen their sales suffer in the wake of the probes, with many Chinese doctors refusing to see drug representatives for fear of being caught up in the widening scandal. Reuters

Fit firefighters less prone to injury New York, 17 Nov — For a physically demanding job like firefighting, fitness is a basic requirement and may protect against injury, US researchers say. After tracking men and women in the Tucson, Arizona, fire department for five years, the study team found firefighters with the highest aerobic capacity tended to have the fewest work-related sprains, strains and other injuries. Even though the least fit firefighters were in better shape than the general population, the study shows “those that are ‘less fit’ in

an otherwise fairly fit population of firefighters and medics are still susceptible to an increased risk of injury as compared to their ‘more fit’ counterparts,” according to lead author Dr Gerald S Poplin, of the University of Virginia. Poplin and his co-authors used aerobic capacity — the ability of the body to use oxygen — as a gauge of firefighters overall fitness levels. They got fitness information from records of the fire fighters’ annual physicals and tracked injuries in fire department reports covering 2005

through 2009. The Tucson fire department operates 21 fire stations and serves 520,000 city residents. Among 799 male and female fire service employees included in the study, 357 had at least one reported injury during the study period. There were a total of 773 injuries — not including strokes, heart attack, heat exhaustion and other conditions that suggest an underlying disease or problem. Two thirds of all work-related and exercise-related injuries were sprains and strains. Reuters

Apple marketing executive says Samsung hurt iPhone, iPad demand

San Francisco, 17 Nov — A top Apple Inc executive testified on Friday that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd undermined his company’s marketing efforts, reputation and business by selling devices that copied the iPhone and iPad. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller appeared as a witness during a damages retrial between the two companies in a San Jose, California, federal court. Schiller also denied that Apple launched the iPad mini as a response to competition in the tablet market, saying Apple was merely trying to make a

better product. “It’s much harder to create demand and people question our innovation and design skills like people never used to,” Schiller said, adding that Samsung “weakened the world view of Apple as this great designer and innovator.” Apple and Samsung are engaged in global litigation over each other’s patents. Last year, Apple was awarded over $1 billion after it convinced a jury that Samsung copied iPhone features, such as using fingers to pinch and zoom on the screen, along with design touches such as the phone’s flat, black glass screen. However,

Men are silhouetted against a video screen with an Apple Inc logo as they pose with a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, on 17 May, 2013.—Reuters in March US District Judge in its calculations. Samsung Lucy Koh ordered a retrial manufactures phones that on about $400 million in use the Android operating damages, ruling that the pre- system, which is developed vious jury made some errors by Google Inc.—Reuters


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Documentary on drawings by Hiroshima A-bombed kids screened in US Washington, 17 Nov — About 400 people viewed a documentary film on Friday about the 2010 return of pictures to Hiroshima drawn by elementary school pupils in the city after the US atomic bombing in appreciation of a donation from a church in Washington. “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard” was screened at the All Souls Church Unitarian, whose clerics knew of the devastation in Hiroshima caused by the atomic bomb on 6 Aug,

1945 and sent stationery and crayons to Honkawa elementary school in the western Japanese city in 1947. In the following year, children at the school, which is roughly 400 meters from the epicentre of the atomic bomb blast, gave the church drawings of an athletic festival and amusement park using the stationery they were given, according to the film. The film showed the atomic bombing to Hiro-

Syrian army fights for road needed to remove chemical weapons Damascus, 17 Nov — Syrian forces went on the offensive on Saturday against rebels positioned along a major highway linking the capital with the coast, rebels said, a strategic road that is likely to be used to extract chemical weapons from the country. The road passes through the mountainous area of Qalamoun, roughly 50 km (30 miles) north of Damascus, a region that stretches along the Lebanese border and is one of Syria’s most

shima and the process behind the drawings’ display in 2010 following their earlier discovery in the basement of the church. “The question that poses itself is how, after such a dehumanizing act, we as human beings can build a relationship again, how do you reestablish a relationship with people with whom you have been in such conflict? This is a simple story of how that happens,” said Robert Hardies, senior minister of the church.—Kyodo News

An audience gives a standing ovation after the screening of “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard” at the All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington on 15 Nov, 2013. The documentary film is about the 2010 return of pictures to Hiroshima drawn by elementary school pupils in the city after the US atomic bombing in appreciation of a donation from the church. Kyodo News

Obamas, Clintons to lay wreath at JFK’s grave in 50-year remembrance

parts of it go near rebelheld areas and convoys are prone to ambushes. The authorities have asked for equipment to help secure convoys. Observers expect the next big battle in Syria to center on the Qalamoun area, causing a huge exodus of refugees and stirring up anger in nearby Lebanon as Shi’ite Lebanese Hezbollah fighters take part in the fighting. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring Former United States President John F Kennedy (R) and first lady Jackie Kennedy (2NDR) attend a dinner in honour of Andre Malraux (2NDL), minister of state for cultural affairs of France, in Washington, in this handout image taken on 11 May, 1962.—Reuters

Forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad hold their weapon as they stand near a tank in Tel Hasel, Aleppo Province after capturing it from rebels on 15 Nov, 2013.—Reuters heavily militarized districts. group that uses a network Captain Islam Alloush, of pro- and anti-Assad spokesman for the Army of sources, said the fighting in Islam, the largest alliance Qara and the nearby town of rebel groups in the capi- of Nabek was “a sign that tal, said that fighting was the operation in Qalamoun intense in the small high- has started.” way town of Qara. “There Observatory head are a large number of our Rami Abdelrahman said fighters stationed along the that Hezbollah militants road,” he said. were mobilizing on SaturDiplomats say Syrian day to fight in Qalamoun. authorities have identified United Nations refugee the road north from Damas- agency spokeswoman Dana cus towards Homs and the Sleiman said there were coast as the preferred route reports from the Lebanese to transport chemical agents side of the border that 600under a US-Russian accord 800 refugee families had to eliminate them from the arrived from Qara at the country’s protracted civil Lebanese border village of war. Although the army and Al-Qaa, escaping the offencivilians use the highway, sive.—Reuters

Turkish president vows military response if PKK breaks ceasefire

Washington, 17 Nov — President Barack Obama will join former President Bill Clinton and former

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday in a wreath-laying ceremony at John F. Kennedy’s grave

Washington, 17 Nov — US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday phoned his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fatah al- Sisi to welcome the end of the emergency law and curfew imposed by the Egyptian military in August to crack down on protests. “Secretary Hagel welcomed the end of the emergency law and curfew in Egypt and reiterated that the United States values the rights of all people to express their views peacefully,” Pentagon’ s Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog said in a statement. The three-month emergency law and curfew in the capital city of Cairo and 13 other provinces, imposed

in August by the Egyptian military, expired on Thursday. Al-Sisi overthrew the rule of Egypt’s first elected president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in early July after the military intervened in the clashes between Morsi’s supporters and opponents on the first anniversary of Morsi’s election. But the end of the curfew was followed by protests by Morsi’s supporters Friday, when a teenager was killed in the city of Alexandria during clashes between Morsi’s supporters and opponents. More than 10,000 Morsi supporters demonstrated in Cairo after their weekly prayers.

to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his assassination. First lady Michelle Obama will also attend the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on 20 November, two days before the anniversary of the president’s death, a senior administration official said on Saturday. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was killed at the age of 46 during a trip to Texas on 22 November, 1963. He was buried at the military cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial. Also on Wednesday Obama will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom, established by Kennedy, to recipients at the White House. The award is considered the nation’s highest civilian honour. Reuters

Pentagon chief welcomes Egypt’s ending emergency law, curfew

Hagel and al-Sisi also discussed the importance of continuing progress on the roadmap towards inclusive democracy, Woog said. Xinhua

Ankara, 17 Nov — Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Saturday that the military would respond to breaches by the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) against the ceasefire it struck with the government, local Today’s Zaman reported. The president’s remarks came one day after a reported attack by the PKK militants on a Turkish military convoy in the south. “I hope this was a sudden and unconscious move. The Turkish armed forces and our security forces are always on alert.” Gul warned, adding that if the PKK takes up arms again, the army will respond immediately. The Turkish army said Friday that some PKK militants ambushed a four-vehicle army convoy and two units of gendarmerie special forces in the southeastern province of Mardin. Friday’s attack is the biggest carried out by PKK militants since March when Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the militant group, reached the ceasefire with the government, according to a statement issued by the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces. Turkish authorities started peace negotiations with the PKK in October 2012, which led to the ceasefire. In May, the PKK fighters started to return to their strongholds in northern Iraq.The PKK, listed as a terrorist group by Turkey and some other countries, took up arms in 1984 in an attempt to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. —Xinhua

McDonald’s Co (Japan) President Sarah Casanova, wearing the hamburger chain’s uniform, points to an updated menu at one of its restaurant in the Harajuku area of Tokyo on 15 Nov, 2013. —Kyodo News


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LOCAL NEWS Ceremony marks 503rd birthday of Ketumati (Toungoo) Toungoo, 17 Nov—A ceremony to mark the 503rd Founding Anniversary of Ketumati (Toungoo) is being held from 14 to 17 November. A plan is underway to hoist umbrellas atop 16 encircled zedis of Sikhon Pagoda, Kelazati Pagoda built by King Bayintnaung and Tharamyinzu Pagoda built by Ketumati founder King Mingyi Nyo in Toungoo. In addition, the 503 boys will be novitiated in commemoration of the founding anniversary of the town. Ketumati (Toungoo) was established by 29 th Toungoo King Mingyi Nyo on Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon, 872 ME. This year falls 503rd year. Toungoo is an origin for turning out King Tabinshwehti, Second Emperor King Bayintnaung, poet Nawade, poet King

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93rd Anniversary National Day 10th Waning of Tazaungmon, 1375 ME (27-11-2013)

Objectives of 93rd Anniversary National Day Nat Shin Naung and so on, said Dr Mya Thaung, Toungoo history researchercum-Medical Superintendent of Yangon General Hospital. In commemoration of the birthday of the Ketumati City, the umbrella hoisting ceremonies, novitiation ceremony, literay talks and

conveyance of 28 Buddha images were held on 17 November. “Royal ceremonial orders will be practised at the ceremony,” said Secretary of the Royal Ceremonial Orders Dr Mar Mar Wai, retired professor. The umbrella hoisting

ceremony was attended by Chief Minister of Bago Region U Nyan Win, Region Minister for Social Affairs Dr Kyaw Oo and officials of Bago Region Government Office, and tourists. In the evening, the 82nd 28-Buddha images conveyance was held around the town.—MNA

Tourism Industry

Helping hands landed to tourists

(1) Uplift of national prestige and integrity and dynamism of Union spirit (2) Promotion of national educational standard (3) Perpetuation of independence and sogereignty (4) Building of a new modern, developed nation

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Globetrotters seen at downtown Yangon to go sightseeing around the urban areas.

Yangon, 17 Nov—The tourism service branches were opened to provide assistance to globetrotters who entered the nation through border gates. The similar branches are kept open at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw International Airports.

A total of 19 information counters are opened at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw International Airports for the flocks of tourists who will arrive there by flight. The counters will give services for hotel reservation, sales of flight tickets, hiring of taxies, and

Inter-village earthern road repaired Lewe, 17 Nov— Under the leadership of member of Nay Pyi Taw Council U Myint Swe, Township Administrator U Hla Shaung and officials inspected repairing of the road linking Alekyun and Pinthaung Village-tracts of Lewe Township and Thawutti Villages.

The road is 10000 feet long and 24 feet wide. Thanks to the road, the local people from villages of Alekyun Village-tract and those of Pinthaung Villagetract will have easy and smooth access to YangonMandalay Expressway. MMAL-Ko Myo (Pyinmana)

tourist guides. Myanma Tourism Service opened its counters at border gates such as Myawady, Tachilek, Kawthoung, Muse, Myitkyina and Bhamo to disseminate information, sell flight tickets, tourism maps sales, distribution of pamphlets and compilations of tourists’ entry and exit. With the aim of promoting tourism industry of Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Myanamr Vietnam will jointly implement the four-nation tour packages. Investment promotion of Myanma Tourism Service will beef up the development of Myanmar’s tourism industry through four-country tourism service.—Myanma Alinn

Photo shows preparations of Theinbyu Turf Hockey Pitch in Mingala Taungnyunt to be able to host hockey matches in the XXVII SEA Games on 14 November.—Tin Soe (Myanma Alinn)

War-time bombs exploded safely A bomb believed to be the remaining one of World War II was found 20 yeards east of Pyu Creek in Pyu of Bago Region recent month. The 1000-lb war-time bomb was moved to the safe place.

On 14 November morning, officers of local Field Engineers Battalion and local battalion carried the bomb to the safe place, two miles upper area of mile post No 120 of YangonMandalay Expressway.

Military officers and other ranks of local battalion and local police officers and servicemen succesfully exploded the war-time bomb at 12.30 pm on 15 November. MMAL-Pyu Myint Oo


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Friends are coming! Recently, global personalities visited Myanmar. They included former US President Mr. Bill Clinton, Vice-President of European Commission Ms. Catherine Ashton, and former British Prime Minister Mr. Tony Blair. The good news is that they all came to Myanmar with packages of ideas and means and ways for the country’s progress and prosperity and serving the people’s interest. During his meeting with former US President Mr. Bill Clinton, President U Thein Sein discussed closer cooperation between Myanmar government and Clinton Foundation in Myanmar’s peace initiatives, procuring HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis drugs and working on drug resistance issues, maternal and child health, and agricultural development. A high level delegation led by Vice-President of European Commission Ms. Catherine Ashton came to attend the launch of EU-Myanmar Task Force that has facilitated the flow of financial aids and investments into Myanmar and improved job opportunities. In the coming years EU will grant yearly 75 million euros to 90 million euros for Myanmar’s development undertakings. Moreover EU will provide loans between 30 million euros and 100 million euros for SMEs annually. The Myanmar President and the British former PM had talks on generation of job opportunities, tourism sector development, rural electricity supply, and increased in power distribution industries. The visit of these personalities in our view opens ways for creating more job opportunities, development of leisure industry, rural electrification, and power supply industry development. Moreover, we also hope larger flow of investments together with financial and material aids for various fields including economy, health and education. Friends are visiting Myanmar bringing in together with them initiatives to help Myanmar in various fields. It is an encouraging sign for Myanmar people. The only thing we need is to use the international assistance and cooperation most effectively for progress and prosperity of our country.

A Faw truck driven by U Zin Waing of Htonbo Village of Pobbathiri Township headed a collision with a motorcycle by U Win Ko of Zeyathiri Township Hospital (300-bed) at junction of Yangon-Mandalay Highway and 300-bed hospital road in Zeyathiri Township on 16 November. Officials investigate the traffic accident. Ko Myo (Shwepaukkan)

Come back tomorrow Today I am an advocate. I have an appointment for a court case today on which the final verdict will be given. I need to be in court on time. My clients are looking forward to the appointment at court and they are ready to accept the verdict. I had been waiting for the whole day at court. When the office was almost over, I was informed that “come back the day after today” and “no verdict will be delivered today” as the court was busy dealing with other cases. Stamp I went to an office to buy a stamp for a civil case. There was a notice saying every one can buy stamps freely on the wall. I was said to wait for a moment! A seller has not appeared yet. The seller has come, but said come back tomorrow. I will get the stamp I want the day after today. Yes. Tailor shop A jacket I usually wear whenever I go to court is getting pretty old.

I ordered a tailor to make a new black jacket for me. The tailor shop is said to be famous for its punctuality and quality. So, I went there to have a jacket made for me. I was said I can pick up my jacket today. When I showed a receipt for my jacket, the tailor apologized to me, saying that come back tomorrow as the power was off. I have to accept his apology as it was due to power failure. Photo booth I had a photo taken together with my classmates, law students, at university. This photo is about forty years old. I want to make it a new copy. I went a photo booth to copy it. A receipt I got showed the date I can pick up the new copy. I went back the shop on that day. I was said to come back tomorrow. It is easy to say tomorrow. Aww… tomorrow… tomorrow. I considered myself unlucky. I think there should be something of the word “Tomorrow”. A word called tomorrow I don’t want to hear the word “Tomorrow” an-

U Han Nyunt (Law)

ymore. I found myself in front of my home library when I got home. I scanned a Myanmar Dictionary. I found the meaning of the word “Tomorrow” on page 132. The word means the day after today (it is also called tomorrow). Tomorrow Definition of Tomorrow (n) by English-Myanmar Dictionary on page 1469 is the day after today, for example Today is Tuesday, so tomorrow is Wednesday, Tomorrow is going to be fine and dry according to the weather forecast. The announcement will appear in tomorrow’s newspapers, etc. Oh hell. Tomorrow circled in red ink I don’t want to hear the word “Tomorrow”. It is not oaky to hear it. It is a breach of pledge. It is easy to change the date for one side, but it is not good for the other side. It is difficult to postpone the date which is negotiated and agreed by both sides. I drew a circle around the definition of Tomorrow by Myanmar Dictionary and that of by

English-Myanmar Dictionary. I will never forget the meaning of this word. It is a word that makes anyone difficult. At the moment The phone rang at the moment. “It is for you,” my wife said and handed it to me. “Hello, who is speaking? Aww—you! I had already made an appointment for your case. Yes… but I am very pretty busy today. Don’t come today. I will see you tomorrow.” Voices from the other side “What’s the matter? It is scheduled today. I put it in my diary. Unless I see you today, I will miss everything. It is a must for me to see you today,” my client humbly requested, worrying about the appointment. Come back tomorrow “Hey guy, I am not free today, anyway. I truly and really am not free. Come back tomorrow,” I shouted at him on the line. Aww… tomorrow, tomorrow! Kyemon: 8-11-2013 Trs: YM

Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker visits Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Natmauk Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov—Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Mya Nyein visited Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Natmauk in Magway Region and presented K 200,000 to the fund of the museum yesterday evening. He also provided K 300,000 to Zarni Myay Myoset free tuition and donated cash and kind to Sutaungpyae Phayagyi monastery. The Amyotha Hluttaw deputy speaker this morning attended Kathina robes offering ceremony and ordination at Tamarbin monastery and donated Kathina robes, MP3, one set of digital audio, three water coolers and

offertories to the Tamarbin monastery Sayadaw and monks. MNA

Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Mya Nyein donates K 300,000 to Zarni Myay Myoset free tuition through an official in Natmauk Township.—mna

Rector of National Culture and Fine Arts University (Yangon), Director of MRTV leave for Brunei Yangon, 17 Nov—To attend the 48th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (ASEAN-COCI) to be

held in Bandar Seri Begawan of Brunei Darussalam from 18 to 22 November, U Kyaw Oo, Rector of National Culture and Fine

Arts University (Yangon) under the Ministry of Culture and U Win Kyi, Director (TV/English) of Myanma Radio and Tel-

evision (MRTV) under the Ministry of Information left here by air this evening. They were seen off at Yangon International Airport by professor/deans of National Culture and Fine Arts University (Yangon) and officials.—MNA


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Local people urged to speak out...

Diamond orb-hoisting ceremony... (from page 16) Then, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker and party hoisted Seinbudaw and Hngetmyatnadaw atop at the Pagoda. Afterwards, members of the Sangha consecrated the Pagoda.

The Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker and party heard a sermon delivered by the Sayadaw and shared the merits gained. The Pagoda built by King Maha Thiha Thura in Inwa era was hit by earthquake in November, 2012.

Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint offers diamond orb to a Sayadaw. mna

So, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker and family donated golden umbrella onto the Pagoda. MNA

(from page 16) desire is Hluttaw’s desire and People’s requirements are to be fulfilled by the Hluttaw”. He called on the people and all organizations to adhere the laws promulgated by the parliament which is responsible to check whether laws are enforced. The parliament took care of the issues regarding confiscation of farmland and others and electricity bill rise by allowing urgent proposals to submit. The parliament is inviting and welcoming constructive reports serving the interest of the people. He urged local people to air their grievances frankly. Next, U Maung Htoo, chairman of Kalay District management committee,

and those present reported on regional matters. Then, the Speaker, the Sagaing Region chief minister and officials coordinated the reports. In his concluding remarks, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker said people are to speak out boldly and service personnel are to serve the interest of the people in accord with the people’s desires and laws. He called for participation of all in ensuring national unity, the rule of law, peace and stability, national reconciliation and peace for the sake of the country and its citizens. He continued that the parliament sought to enact the law to protect the rights and to improve the interest of farmers and to pass the law to protect

the rights of national races. He called on Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives and region/state representatives to cooperate with local authorities and people in regional development undertakings. After the meeting, the Speaker cordially greeted local people. It was also attended by Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw Committee Chairmen Thura U Aung Ko and Dr Khin Shwe, Sagaing Region Chief Minister U Tha Aye, Chin State Chief Minister U Hong Ngai, Commander of North-West Command Commander Maj-Gen Soe Lwin, parliamentarians, ministers, directors-general, townselders, responsible persons of political parties and social organizations and media persons.—MNA

Pagodas in Mandalay packed with devotees on Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon Mandalay, 17 Nov— A religious association led by the Yedaw Sayadaw donated robes, alms, flowers, water and fruits to Maha Muni Buddha Image in Chanmyathazi Township in Mandalay on Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon (Samaññaphala Day). Maha Muni Buddha Image Board of Trustees organized 24th Mathoe robe weaving ceremony at Mogaung Dhammayon this morning. Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Ye Myint and wife Daw Myat Ngwe, region ministers, departmental officials and members of religious associations donated Mathoe robes to the Buddha Image.

The chief minister and wife presented cash awards and certificates of honour to prize winners in robe weaving contest. The pagoda market was teemed with the pilgrims from four corners of the country. The chief minister then attended communal Maha Kathina donation ceremony of the region government office at Atumashi monastery.

In the evening, rice donation ceremony organized by the pagoda board of trustees of U Pwar Sutaungpyae Pagoda in Chanmyathazi Township followed. The famous pagodas, stupas and monasteries in Mandalay were crowded with the devotees and merry-makers on fullmoon day of Tazaungmon. (Tin Maung-Mandalay Sub-printing House)

OIC Secretary-General... (from page 16) In his press briefing, the OIC secretary-general said the OIC delegation held constructive talks

with officials during the three-day trip. The delegation welcomed the government’s statements and assurances to put an end to all

Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann being welcomed by local people at Kalay Airport of Sagaing Region.—mna acts of violence and protect the civilian population from violence and to ensure full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms across the country including Rakhine State, he added.

Drill of conveying SEA Games torch practised Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov—The SEA Games torch conveyance subcommittee practised drill of conveyance at 5 pm yesterday. The relay team of torch was flanked by policemen, health staff and sports officials conveyed the torch from Nay Pyi Taw City Hall to Wunna Theikdhi Stadium. Local people enjoyed their conveyance of torch. Kyaw Thura (Nay Pyi Taw)

Secretary-General of OIC Mr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu replies queries raised by media.—mna

During the field trip in Rakhine State, the delegation observed the government’s efforts for ensuring inter-communal reconciliation and listened to the voices of victims and exchanged information with local people. He vowed that provision of aid will continue to be able to relieve their sufferings. He stressed the need to bring the perpetrators to justice as the violence is due to an ordinary criminal case, not religious beliefs. The main problem is the use of violence. Mutual mistrust can lead to violence. OIC is an international intergovernmental organization, not a religious association. The onus is on all to strive to contain the racial conflicts not to spread from one region to another. The delegation assured not to

discriminate on basis of race, ethnicity and religion in provision of aid. Humanitarian assistance will be presented through the government. He expressed the OIC’s desire to encourage mutual trust and understanding for ensuring peaceful co-existence. He also acknowledged the government’s reform process. Next, the OIC Secretary-General answered the queries raised by media persons that the delegation sought ways and means during its fact-finding trip and provision of humanitarian assistance will be made; and that opening of liaison office in Myanmar remains questionable and they have to wait until the people understand them. Then, they were seen off at the airport by officials. MNA


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LOCAL NEWS Padethabin works of Kathina robe offering Electrification ceremony crowded with people Electrification for rural areas in Mohnyin ConveyTownship ance of Padethabin works in procession in Lewe in progress. Lewe, 17 Nov—Local people from various wards and organizations in Lewe Township made Padethabin works for offering Kathina robes to members of the

Sangha for the 32nd time. The Padethabin works were conveyed to Sasana Beikman of Lewe. Ko Thet Paing Soe of Doh Lewe Parahita Youth

Over 1900 stimulant tablets seized in Namhkam N a y P y i T a w , 17 Nov—A combined team comprising members of No 101 Anti-Drug Squad (Nay Pyi Taw) and No 22 Anti-Drug Squad (Muse), together with witnesses, found Ah Yan, 22 and a motorcycle in front of her house in Ward 14 of Namkham of Shan State on 13 November. The authorities seized

him and found 1980 stimulant tablets from the tool box of the motorcycle worth K 3.96 million. Namhkam Myoma police station opened a file of lawsuit against Ah Yan under Sections 15/19(a)/21 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. Min Min Latt (Mann Tekkatho)

Group said, “We have made three works of Padethabin for Kathina ceremony with the contributions of wellwishers. We carry out social and religious affairs by coordinating with the officials.” Ko Ko Yupa

Anti-Narcotic Drives

Opium speciosa seized in Kawthoung local battalion conducted search there. The boatmen escaped from the scene and left 940 packets of powder believed to be opium speciosa weighing 75.2 kilos in total from four polyethylene bags.

Concrete lamp-posts stockpiled roadside at Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary in Mohnyin Township. are being carried out for the villages which are home to over 50000 population residing around Indawgyi Lake. “A total of 925 concrete lamp-posts have been sent from Hopin to villages around Indawgyi Lake

Talks on anti-narcotic drugs given in Tangyan

Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov—According to Shweli project to combat narcotic drugs in Shan State, the talks on anti-narcotic drugs was held

Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov—According to the information that a suspected boat arrived at Jalankyun Village of Kawthoung Township of Taninthayi Region on 13 November, Tatmadawmen from the

M ohnyin , 17 Nov— Mohnyin, Mogaung, Hopin and Nanma of Kachin State have been supplied electricity through national grid as of September this year. Departments concerned are striving for electrification of rural regions on a self-reliant basis. Now, Nyaunggon Village with over 300 houses enjoys electricity beginning 6 October. Likewise, Bilu, Pinhe, Nantpok, Nyaungkaing, Thayagon, Hsemaing and Mawhan villages are striving for electrification for their villages round the clock. The local people have erected lamp-posts and installed power lines. Under the arrangements of the Union government, electrification tasks

The local authorities handed over the opium speciosa to officials of No 34 Anti-Drug Squad (Kawthoung). Kawthoung Myoma Police Station opened a file of lawsuit over seizure of opium speciosa under Section 19(a) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law and police is conducting investigation for arresting the drug traffickers. NLM-003

Packets of opium speciosa seized in Kawthong.

at the hall of Township General Administration Department on 11 November. Police Major Khin Maung Aye of No 23 An-

ti-Drug Squad (Tangyan) explained public-participated drug elimination project, disadvantages of narcotic drugs and side effects, penalties of drug laws and roles of township/ward committees for drug abuse control and anti-narcotics associations, attended by 57 people. Likewise, Police Captain Kyaw Htay of the same squad gave lectures on anti-narcotic drugs to the people at the Ward 6 administrative office in Tangyan. It was attended by 45 people.—NLM

namely Natmon, Lonton and Nantmeelaung for installation of thirty miles long 33 KV power line, and power supply tasks will be carried out for these villages in 2014, said the electrical engineer of Mohnyin Township.—NLM-001

Illegal lottery gamblers arrested Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov— Policemen from Magway District Police Force together with witnesses searched the house of Bo Htay (a) Bo Htway, 41 of Myintha Ward in Magway on 13 November and arrested Ma Aye Than, Ma Aye Aye Khaing, Soe Win Maung together with Bo Htay (a) Bo Htway along with documents of illegal two-digit lottery and K 85600. Magway Myoma Police Station opened files against them under the law. NLM-002

Vehicle overturns after hitting traffic island Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov— Policemen from Bawdigon Expressway Police Station, acting on tip-off, inspected the traffic accident between mile posts 147/1 and 147/1

on Yangon-Mandalay Expressway in Ottwin Township of Bago Region on 11 November. A light truck driven by Bo Phyo, 31 of Kyitaing

Village of Pyawbwe Township in Mandalay Region, hit the traffic island and then overturned there. U Hla Kyi, 45 of Khelankyin Village of Pyawbwe Township sustained injuries at head, arm and back. The injured person was sent to Toungoo People’s Hospital. The light truck was damaged at its parts worth K 1.5 million. Bawdigon Expressway Police station opened a file of lawsuit against reckless driver Bo Phyo under the law. NLM


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Japan, Laos agree to seek launch of security dialogue framework Vientiane, 17 Nov— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong agreed on Sunday during their summit to seek the launch of a security dialogue framework involving their countries’ foreign and defence officials. The Japanese and Laotian leaders also agreed on a set of measures that highlight their cooperation in the Southeast Asian country’s health and medical care systems, infrastructure development and poverty reduction efforts, according to the joint statement released after their summit meeting in Vientiane.

Abe traveled to Laos after visiting Cambodia the previous day for a summit with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Japan is seeking to strengthen ties with as many members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. “As a driving force of the global economy, (ASEAN) is a friend of Japan and vital in revitalizing the Japanese economy,” Abe said at a Press conference after the talks. Abe said helping boost the economic development of all 10 ASEAN member countries would be a boon for Japanese companies based in the region and for the broader Japanese economy.

Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit Laos for a bilateral summit since the late Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi in January 2000. Last November, Abe’s predecessor Yoshihiko Noda visited Laos for the AsiaEurope Meeting summit. With his trip to Cambodia and Laos over the weekend, Abe has now visited all of the ASEAN countries — Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam — since taking office last December. Abe also unveiled Tokyo’s decision to extend yen loans to help Laos expand an airport terminal to A member of Japan’s SelfDefence Forces on a medical relief mission treats a child in Tacloban city on the central Philippine island of Leyte on 16 Nov, 2013, after the area was hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Kyodo News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at an airport in Vientiane, Laos, on 17 Nov, 2013, on the second and final leg of a two-day trip to Southeast Asia that took him to Cambodia the previous day.—Kyodo News

back its efforts to improve its infrastructure. Japan has been the top provider of official development assistance to Laos since fiscal 1991. As of October, there were about 100 Japanese companies investing in the Southeast Asian country, Japanese government data shows. The Japanese leader also explained to Laos his country’s security policy of promoting what he calls “proactive pacifism” to contribute to global peace and stability. Abe quoted Thongsing as expressing Laos’ support for Japan’s efforts in explaining the policy. In the statement, the Japanese and Laotian lead-

ers urged parties to abide by international law to peacefully settle disputes. With the aim of boosting bilateral cultural exchanges, Abe and Thongsing agreed to relax Japan’s visa issuance to Laotians and consider sealing an aviation deal that will pave the way for launching direct flights between the countries, according to the statement. Beyond bilateral matters, Japan and Laos urged North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions and agreed to cooperate toward the resolution of Pyongyang’s past abductions of Japanese nationals, the statement said. Kyodo News

Five foreigners, including three Chinese, missing in furnace blast in E India New Delhi, 17 Nov — At least five foreign nationals, including three Chinese citizens, are missing after Wednesday’s furnace explosion at Bhushan steel plant in Dhenkanal District of the east Indian state of Odisha, said an official Saturday. The two others are

from Thailand, and all five of them were inside the plant at the time of the blast, the state’s Labor and Employees’ Insurance Department Minister Bijayshree Routray said. This news is yet to be verified with Chinese embassy or consulate officials yet.

At least one person died and more than 15 others were critically injured in the furnace explosion in Odisha, also known as Orissa, said an official on Wednesday. All the victims were said to be contract laborers, deputy director of factories and boilers HC Sahu said.—Xinhua

Australian gives Sri Lanka two patrol boats to fight people smuggling Canberra, 17 Nov— Australia will give two retired Australian Bay Class patrol boats to Sri Lanka to help its operations to combat people smuggling, Prime Minister Tony Abbott’ s office said in a Press release here on Sunday. The patrol boats are “agile and with a range, speed and boarding capa-

bility that mean they will be well-suited to enhancing the Sri Lankan Navy’s efforts to disrupt people smuggling ventures,” the Press release said. Australia is providing training with the patrol boats, which will operate alongside Sri Lankan Navy’s existing capability to intercept people smuggling

in Sri Lankan waters. Many of the asylum seeker boats were bound for Australian, which became major issue in the political debates before and after September’s federal election in Australia. Australian cooperation with Sri Lanka in the region is important as it is effective. Sri Lanka provides

strong support against people smuggling operations and Australian agencies work closely with their Sri Lankan counterparts, the press release said. “Only 14 boats have traveled directly from Sri Lanka to Australia in 2013 compared to 120 boats in 2012,” it said. Xinhua

College students take part in innovations activity for low-carbon living in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. —Xinhua

International community applauds China’s reform roadmap Beijing, 17 Nov — The decisions concerning comprehensively deepening reforms, approved last week at a plenum of the Communist Party of China (CPC), provide a roadmap for the country’s development, overseas media, officials and experts have said. Referred to as a “blueprint for reform,” plans such as the abolition of the controversial reeducation through labor system were widely covered by overseas media, with some describing the reforms as “ambitious” and key to the success of China’s modernization drive.

A report from the Reuters news agency said the detailed document released on Friday, following the concluded Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, shows China’s determination to carry out “the boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly three decades” to put the world’s second-largest economy on a more stable footing. “China would accelerate capital account convertibility, scrap residency restrictions in small cities and townships, integrate urban and rural social security systems and push forward

with an environmental tax, among many other measures,” said the report. In an article entitled “China Details Ambitious Reform Plan,” the Wall Street Journal said the new Chinese leadership has presented a sweeping plan to remake the economy. The newspaper went on to say that the document “amounted to a blueprint for reform and proposed a variety of experiments” in the face of a number of major challenges, including faltering economy, a widening wealth gap and deteriorating environment. Meanwhile, Sitaram

Yechury, a senior leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and a member of the Upper House of Parliament, said the decision will lead China into further development in the 21st century and push forward the country’s socialist construction. China will implement reforms in such areas as education, employment, social security, healthcare and people’s income to tackle the social conflicts that have emerged during the country’s rapid economic development, he said, describing the move as key to ensuring the success of China’s mod-

ernization drive. Britain’s Financial Times hailed the blueprint as the “most ambitious reform plan to come from the party in at least a decade,” while Keith Bowman, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, told Reuters that “whilst further assessment and detail is needed, the policy moves on the surface appear to be a sizeable step in the right direction.” Kazakh newspaper Kazakhstan Business believes that China has set for itself the path for the upcoming decade, saying the reformrelated decisions taken at the plenum will boost the

confidence of the world’s major financial markets. Such ideas as expanding investment, facilitating the development of free trade zones and further opening inland markets offer fresh opportunities for Kazakh enterprises, the newspaper wrote. German media also devoted coverage to China’s tone-setting meeting, with German News Television saying Beijing is preparing itself for the future, and that through comprehensive reforms, the Communist Party is seeking a turn in its development. Xinhua


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Rescuers search for trapped workers at the accident site where a landslide took place at the Wushan Mountain near Dafan’gezhuang Village of Changli County, north China’s Hebei Province, on 17 Nov, 2013. Six workers of a quarry were trapped by the landslide Saturday afternoon. One of them was rescued while the rest were still missing. Xinhua

Powerful Days of election silence blast rocks begins in Nepal Kabul, several Members from 122 poK , 17 Nov — Nepal imposed a twolitical parties, as well as inkilled, day election silence which dependent candidates, will ban all political campaign- vie for 601-member CA injured athmandu

Hot air balloons take off during the second day of the International Balloon Festival 2013, held in the Metropolitan Park, in the city of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, on 16 Nov, 2013. The festival, that runs from 15 to 18 Nov, counts with the participation of more than 200 hot air balloons and will receive more than 300,000 attendees, according to the local Press.—Xinhua

Kabul, 17 Nov — A powerful blast rocked Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, leaving several people killed and injured, a local security official said. “The blast apparently a suicide car bomb happened next to the police academy and the venue of the consultative Loya Jirga, leaving several people dead and injured,”the official told Xinhua but declined to be identified. Xinhua

Pakistan suspends cell phone service in capital over security concerns Islamabad, 17 Nov — Authorities in Pakistan on Sunday temporarily blocked cellular phone service in the capital Islamabad over security concerns after sectarian clashes in the nearby Rawalpindi city claimed nine lives, officials said. The mobile phone will remain suspended until 12 noon, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said. Phone service was shut down as officials fear backlash of the Friday’s violence. They say militants use mobile phones to pass on directives to their facilitators for attacks. Sunni groups have said they would offer funeral prayers for the slain men in Rawalpindi on Sunday despite curfew in the city. Curfew was clamped in the city hours after clashes

erupted during procession of Shiite Muslims as some of the participants attacked a Sunni mosque and shops. Troops have been deployed in Rawalpindi to restore order as Sunni leaders have announced a three-day mourning and protest rallies across Pakistan. The authorities extended curfew for another 24 hours in view of tension in the city. All roads to Rawalpindi have been blocked with containers. The Friday’s clashes have increased concerns of an angry reaction from banned sectarian groups who are blamed for attacks on Shiite Muslims. Troops were also deployed in Multan, a major city in eastern Punjab Province, on Saturday after one person died in a sectarianmotivated firing incident.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in Sri Lanka, telephoned Chief Minister of the Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and sought details and updates on the Rawalpindi incident, the PM office has said. The prime minister ordered that miscreants responsible for this incident

should not be spared and that they must be defeated in their nefarious designs of creating discord in the society, a statement said. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has presided over a highlevel meeting to review the security situation, officials said Sunday.—Xinhua

People carry their belongings during the eviction of the small favela of “Estaiadinha”, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 16 Nov, 2013.—Xinhua

ing to enable voters once again think over their choice on Sunday and Monday before the country holds the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election on Tuesday. A total of 12.4 million people are entitled to vote in Nov. 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. From Saturday midnight, parties’months-long election campaign came to an end and candidate’s supporters are engaged on personal contact with voters. “Once the silent hour comes into effect, the political parties, candidates and their representatives are strictly banned from campaigning,” Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav told a press conference.

that is expected to write a new constitution. The last day of election campaign was marked by several mass meetings in support of the candidates. During the days of election silence, borders with China and India would remain sealed and liquor sales would be banned. Media would be prohibited from openly supporting any political parties with their reporting. Nepal is holding second CA after the CA elected in 2008 election failed to promulgate a much-awaited constitution that will institutionalize the republic established in 2008 after the 240-year long monarchy was toppled. Xinhua

Malaysian police believe terrorists involed in attacking Taipei tourists Kuala Lumpur, 17 Nov — Malaysian police said Saturday the gunmen who shot dead a tourist from Taiwan and kidnapped his wife on Pom Pom Island, Semporna, on Friday had links to a terrorist group. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the group was notorious for kidnapping but no ransom demand had been made for the safe return of Chang An Wei, 58. “The initial information we have is that there

were eight of them. They were a band of opportunists that took advantage of the security void left by Filipino border authorities that had been moved to concentrate on the (Typhoon) Haiyan disaster up north,” he said. Khalid did not rule out the involvement of locals in the planning of the raid, but said police were investigating if these individuals were Sabahans or Filipinos who slipped through the border.—Xinhua


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Documentary “Tir” wins Rome film festival’s top prize Rome, 17 Nov — “Tir,” a documentary about the unlikely career path of a Bosnian truck driver directed by Albert Fasulo, became the first Italian film to win the Golden Marcus Aurelius award at the eightyear-old Rome Film Festival on Saturday. Meanwhile, two bigname Hollywood actors — Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey — won the main acting prizes and a total of three of the ten prizes from the in-competition selection went to Asian films, including “Blue Sky Bones” (Lanse gutou) from Cui Jian, which won a special mention from the jury. Separately, Tsui Hark was given the festival’s second Maverick Director Award, while his latest film, “Young Detective Dee:

Rise of the Sea Dragon 3D” had its international premiere immediately following the award ceremony. The awards — which also included a pair of honors for the Japanese thriller “Seventh Code” (best director to Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Koichi Takahashi for best technical contribution) and the best emerging actor or actress honor to the entire cast of “Acrid” (Gass) from Iranian director Kiarash Asadizadeh — were well received by the crowd in attendance and will surely shine a favorable light on the festival, under the artistic direction of Marco Muller for the second year. Johansson’s award was unusual, because it represented a rare acting honor in a non-animated film for someone who did not ap-

Italian-Croatian wins top prize at Rome film festival. pear on screen in the film Buyers Club,” which also that earned her the nomina- won the festival’s audience tion. award. In Spike Jonze’s “Her,” The award to “Tir” Johansson played the voice means the last two major of a seductive computer op- Italian film festivals honerating system that attracts ored Italian-made docuthe amorous desires of the mentaries with their top film’s protagonist, played awards, following the Venby Joaquin Phoenix. ice Film Festival, which McConaughey was in September gave its top honored for his work in prize to “Sacro GRA” from Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Dallas Gianfranco Rosi.—Xinhua

Super Bowl, Grammys still music’s top promotional venues

Actress Ni Hongjie poses on the red carpet after the awarding ceremony at the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Italy, on 16 Nov, 2013.—Xinhua

New York, 17 Nov— The Super Bowl halftime show and a performance during the music industry’s annual Grammy Awards are once again the top venues to maximize a musician’s exposure to consumers, the trade publication Billboard said on Friday. The National Football League’s February Super Bowl, which draws more than 100 million TV viewers, ranked first in the annual list followed by the Grammy show, music’s biggest night, which features several performances by top music acts. The magazine’s list of

Beyonce and Destiny’s Child perform during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans, Louisiana, in this 3 Feb, 2013, file photo.—Reuters the 75 most effective pro- stands on Monday. motional outlets for expoBillboard compiled the sure for singers and artists “Maximum Exposure” list will be available on news- by polling industry experts

on media, marketing and promotion, and which venues are able to produce the most sales and public exposure. Pop singer Beyonce used this year’s Super Bowl as part of her carefully crafted comeback after giving birth to her first child in January 2012. Singer Bruno Mars will headline this year’s halftime show. A performance on Comcast Corp’s NBC latenight comedy show “Saturday Night Live” ranked third on the list in part for its ability to help boost sales of emerging acts, Billboard editor Joe Levy said. Reuters

London, 17 Nov — Eclectic men’s fashion designer Paul Smith, suit maker to Prime Minister David Cameron and footballer David Beckham, kick-started the opening of an exhibition of his work by throwing a pair of his signature stripy socks to the world’s media. “I never miss a trick,” he joked at the opening news conference as he opened a black bag filled with his latest perfumes, stripy socks and patterned note pads and lobbed them at the audience with gusto. The quirky 67-yearold, dressed in a navy suit and green and floral patterned shirt, is famous for

Fashion designer Paul Smith poses after an interview with Reuters at the media launch of the exhibition “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’’, at the Design Museum in London on 14 Nov, 2013. Reuters

‘Daily Show’ comedian John Oliver gets Designer Smith throws socks, wins smiles HBO series at exhibition debut Washington , 17 Nov —John Oliver, a satirical news correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will be leaving the show to star in a weekly comedy news series on HBO beginning next year, the US premium cable network said on Thursday. HBO, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said the show will air on Sunday nights and be a satire of topical news and politics. The network did not announce a start date. The British comedian, best known for his wit on politics and current events, won over HBO with his performance as a fill-in host this summer for Jon Stewart

Comedians John Oliver (L) and Aasif Mandvi arrive on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington in this on 27 April, 2013, file photo.—Reuters on the Comedy Central programme, said Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming. “We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on ‘The

Daily Show,’ we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” Lombardo said in a statement. “We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home.”—Reuters

injecting wry humor into his brand, which spans suits, socks, shirts and ties. The exhibition, “Hello My Name is Paul Smith”, which runs until March, shows how Smith, one of Britain’s most successful designers, built up his brand and includes a mock-up of his first store in Nottingham, a replica of his office and a video following him through the process of a fashion show. It also dedicates a huge gallery to paintings, photographs and drawings he has collected over the years, as well as letters he has received from legions of fans around the world.—Reuters


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English and Karlsson lead the way in Mexico

New York, 17 Nov— American Harris English and Swede Robert Karlsson separated themselves from the pack on Saturday to share the lead midway through the third round of the weather interrupted OHL Classic at Mayakoba. The pair moved to 15-underpar, three shots clear of their nearest challengers, when play was suspended because of darkness at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. English and Karlsson still had 11 holes to play in the third round after the first two days were also interrupted by foul weather. English, who won the

FedEx St Jude Classic in June, finished off his second round on Saturday morning, adding three more birdies to his overnight score to finish with a nine-under-par 62, the lowest round of his career. Karlsson, an 11-time winner on the European Tour, was one of only a handful of players able to sleep in, having finished his second round on Friday. The former world number six continued his good form, also grabbing three early round birdies. With no status on the tour, Karlsson was only included in the field courtesy of his top 10 finish in last week’s McGladrey Classic,

where he was on a sponsor invite. The last of his wins in Europe came almost three years ago in the Dubai World Championship and he has slipped to 287th in the world but made 18 birdies in this tournament. South African Rory Sabbatini (eight holes) and American Kevin Stadler (six holes) were tied for third place at 12-under while Spain’s Alvaro Quiros (14 holes) and Americans Jason Bohn (nine holes) and Chris Stroud (eight holes) shared fifth at 11-under. Defending champion John Huh sat 10 shots adrift at five under through 15 holes in a tie for 32nd.—Reuters

Brazil turn on the style to hammer Honduras

Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Brazil forward Bernard (20) scores a goal against Honduras during the first half at Sun Life Stadium.—Reuters Miami, 17 Nov — Brazil national appearance in two turned on the style in the sec- years. ond half to score four goals “I was happy with the and hammer Honduras 5-0 in way we played, we were very a friendly in Miami on Satur- good, and it was great for me day. to come back and play like Bernard, Dante, Mai- this,” said Robinho, who hit con, Willian and Hulk scored the post with a lovely strike. for the Brazilians, who took “We thoroughly detheir time to settle but ran out served the win and I’m decomfortable winners. Substi- lighted.” Honduras took the tute Robinho stood out in the game to Brazil in the early second half in his first inter- stages and put in some ag-

Harris English of the US tees off on the second hole during the third round of the Players Championship PGA golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on 12 May, 2012 file photo.—Reuters

Del Potro not to play Davis Cup 2014

gressive tackling, particularly against Barcelona striker Neymar. But as the game went on Brazil gradually took control, with Paulinho particularly prominent in midfield and David Luiz leading from the back. Brazil opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Paulinho took possession on the right and delivered an inviting low cross for Bernard to strike home from eight yards. Brazil doubled their lead in the 54th minute when a Dante header hit two Honduran defenders, wrongfooted goalkeeper Valladares and rolled into the net. Brazil’s third was similarly scrappy, Valladares parrying a Paulinho shot only as far as Maicon, who had the easiest of tap ins in the 65th minute. Reuters

Buenos Aires, 17 Nov —Argentina’s tennis player Juan Martin del Potro, fifth place in the ATP world ranking, announced on Friday that he will not to play the first series of Davis Cup next January. The Argentine player said he is tired of the “double standard and hypocrite speech” of the tennis directives and of the team’s captain, Martin Jaite. Del Potro announced his decision in a letter sent to the president of the Argentine Tennis Association (ATA), Arturo Grimaldi, and to Jaite, where he criticized that he was “e-mail invited” to take part in the tournament. “I have not answered them, first because I am focusing on the tournaments that I will play until the end of the year and I did not want to make rash decisions,” he said.

“I think it is not the right mindset to go into a race thinking about a higher target than just the race. I’ve

done well with that kind of approach so far so I don’t see any reason to change.” Reuters

Vettel on pole for what could be a record win

New York, 17 Nov— Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel seized pole position on Saturday for a US Grand Prix that could see him celebrate a record eighth successive win of the Formula One season. The 26-year-old German made sure of his 44th career pole with the last lap of the session, with Australian team mate Mark Webber having to settle for second on an all-Red Bull front row at the Circuit of the Americas. Sunday’s race will be the eighth time this season that Vettel, who clinched his fourth successive driv-

er’s title in India last month, has started from pole and the second straight year in Texas. If he wins, the champion will become the first driver to win eight races in a single season. The alltime record of nine in a row was set by Italian Alberto Ascari over the course of two seasons in 1952/53. He will also stay on course to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 wins in a season, with only Brazil to come after Austin and 11 victories already under his belt. “I’m trying not to think much about these things,” Vettel told reporters.

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the qualifying session of the Austin F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on 16 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

“And second, because I am tired of being e-mail invited and at the same time they are pressuring me through some press, who have speculated on my participation on Davis Cup, trying to discredit me before public opinion,” added Del Potro, 2009 US Open champion. He also com-

plained for not being consulted for the election of the team’s captain, the courts and the seats, such as in the 2012 series against Czech Republic. The 25-year-old tennis player said he discussed his decision with his working group. Xinhua

Tennis player Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.

Italy draw 1-1 with Germany in friendly Milan, 17 Nov — Italy maintained their unbeaten streak against Germany since 1995 on Friday when they drew 1-1 with the Nationalmannschaft in an international friendly. Mats Hummels put Germany ahead first and Ignazio Abate equalized for the hosts before half an hour had been played in San Siro. It was Joachim Loew’s 100th game as Germany coach, and seeking their first win over Italy since 1995, Germany were soon under attack from the Azzurri, whose striker pulled a shot wide after

just 40 seconds. Despite the bright start for the hosts, they still found themselves behind from Germany’s first attack, Hummels heading in off the left-hand post from a corner in the eighth minute. Italy were then helped by fortune not to concede another goal in the 17th minute of an open and entertaining encounter, but the woodwork came to Italy’s rescue. It did again in the 32nd minute when Andre Schuerrle pounced on a poor clearance from Leonardo Bonucci to hit the crossbar with a dipping shot.—Xinhua


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An aigrette walks on a lawn in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 14 Nov, 2013. Animals and human beings live in harmony here due to the city’s unique natural environment and local residents’ love for nature and its creatures.—Xinhua

Bolt and Fraser-Pryce win 2013 World Athlete awards Monte Carlo, 17 Nov — Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2013 by the sport’s governing IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco on Saturday. Bolt won gold in the 100 meters, 200 and 4x100 relay at the Moscow worlds in August to take his alltime tally to eight golds and two silvers at the championships, making him the most successful athlete in their history. The 27-year-old, who also has six Olympic gold medals and holds the 100 and 200 metres world records, won the IAAF (International Association

of Athletics Federations) award for the third season in a row and the fifth time in six years. “This season will be the one to go for the (200m) world record,” said Bolt, hinting that a time below 19 seconds was the target. His current world record is 19.19 seconds. Compatriot FraserPryce claimed gold medals in the same three events in Moscow, having previously won two golds and two silvers, and is also the Olympic sprint champion. The 26-year-old Fraser-Pryce collected her first female World Athlete of the Year award, and it was also the first time since Britain’s successes in 1993 that two athletes from the same country have won the awards in the same year. “I’m shocked and excited. It’s something that has been a dream of mine,” said Fraser-Pryce, who becomes the second Jamaican woman to win the award after Merlene Ottey in 1990. Bolt and FraserPryce also receive a prize of $100,000. The other male nominees were Ukraine high jumper Bohan Bondarenko and British distance runner Mo Farah, while Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann New Zealand shot-putFraser-Pryce of Jamaica pose ter Valerie Adams and after receiving their World Athlete of the Year awards dur- Czech hurdler Zuzana ing the IAAF World Athletics Hejnova were shortlisted for the women’s Gala in Monte Carlo on 16 November, 2013.—Reuters prize.—Reuters

Air China to launch Beijing-Siem Reap direct flight Beijing, 17 Nov — Air China has said it will launch direct flight from Beijing to Cambodia’s Siem Reap next month, providing more convenience for tourists. Using Boeing 737-800 jets, Air China will operate the new route on Wednesdays and Sundays in December. Starting from January, Air China will add flights on Mondays and Fridays. Known for the world cultural heritage Angkor Wat, Siem Reap attracts global tourists and photographers every year.—Xinhua

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American pro motorcyclist Kurt Caselli dies in Mexico race New York, 17 Nov — American motorcycle racer Kurt Caselli has died from injuries he suffered in an off-road race in Mexico’s Baja California, a racing authority said on Saturday. Caselli, 30, was competing in the SCORE Baja 1000 on his KTM motorcycle on Friday when he apparently lost control on a “sandy, high-speed section” of the route, said a statement on the website of SCORE International OffRoad Racing. SCORE is a desert-racing sanctioning body based

Six killed in bus collision in east Philippines

in Reno, Nevada. Caselli, of Palmdale, California, suffered serious trauma in the accident, the organization said. “Our desert-racing family has lost a very special person in Kurt,” SCORE President Roger Norman said in a statement. “Kurt was a superb racer and this is a tragedy that effects us all. We extend our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Caselli family.” Caselli won numerous American and international racing events, including last

Kurt Caselli of the US rides his KTM during the 8th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Salta to San Miguel de Tucuman on 12 Jan, 2013 file photo.—Reuters year’s SCORE San Felipe 250. He finished second

and third in two SCORE races this year.—Reuters

Manila, 17 Nov — Six people were killed when a bus carrying suvivors from typhoon-hit central Philippine province of Leyte rammed into another passenger bus in northern Province of Camarines Sur Saturday morning, police said. Some 30 passengers were injured in the road mishap involving Bicol-bound Raymond Transport bus and Manila-bound JMC bus, said Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office. Five of those killed were on board Raymond bus, while one aboard JMC carrying residents from Tacloban, capital of Leyte province, who wanted to take shelter at their relatives’ house in Manila, police said. Investigation into the incident was underway. —Xinhua

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People enjoy Samaññaphala Day, Tazaungdine lighting festival on fullmoon day of Tazaungmon

Weaving of Mathoe robes, one of the significant ceremonies in the month

of Tazaungmon, was held across the nation. The 29th Mathoe robe offering ceremony took place at Shwedagon Pagoda this early morning. Members of the Pagoda Board of Trustees offered Mathoe robes to Padamyetshin Buddha image, encircled zedies and Buddha images. The 18th Buddha Pujaniya and consecration of sacred Buddha tooth relic pagoda (Yangon) was held at its platform in Mayangon Township this morning, attended by Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, the Speaker of Region Hluttaw, the commander and wife, the Chief Justice of the Region High Court and wife and officials. Today, Mathoe robes

were offered to Buddha images at Botahtaung, Sule, Kaba Aye, Shwephonepwint, Kyaikkasan and Kyaikkhauk pagodas. The ceremony to mark Samaññaphala Day was held at Kyaikwaing Pagoda. Members of Chaukhtetgyi Pagoda Board of Trustees offered Kathina robes to over 300 members of the Sangha from 54 monasteries around the pagoda. Yangonites performed meritorious deeds, took Sabbath, practiced meditation and visited religious edifices. Moreover, holiday-makers in groups and individuals took relaxation at parks and playgrounds. In the evening, the roads, residences and buildings were illuminated with multi-coloured lights. MNA

Kalay, 17 Nov — A meeting between Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann and local peo-

ple in Kalay took place at the town hall in Kalay, Sagaing Region this afternoon. In his address, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker

said parliamentary works are in progress in accord with the motto “People’s Voice is Hluttaw’s Voice, People’s (See page 9)

Shwedagon Pagoda teemed with pilgrims on full moon day Tazaungmon (Samaññaphala Day) mna

Yangon, 17 Nov—Samaññaphala Day falls on fullmoon day of Tazaungmon, today. Kathina robes

are to be offered to members of the Sangha on fullmoon day of Tazaungmon as last date for a year. Thus,

monasteries were crowded with devotees and wellwishers for donation ceremonies.

Diamond orb-hoisting ceremony of Yadana Myasikhon Pagoda in TadaU Township

Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov—A ceremony to hoist Seinbudaw (diamond orb) and Hngetmyatnadaw (pennant-shaped vane) atop the Pyinsamaleinda Yadana Myasikhon Pagoda was held in conjunction with a consecration ceremony at Thinpone village in TadaU

Township of Mandalay Region this morning, attended by Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint and wife Daw Khin Pyone and family. First, the congregation received the Nine Precepts from Presiding Sayadaw of Maygawun Pariyatti Sarthin-

taik Bhaddanta Kesara. Next, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker handed over Seinbudaw to Chairman of Mandalay Region Sangha Nayaka Committee Bhaddanta Viçittabhivamsa, presiding Sayadaw of Masoeyein monastery. (See page 9)

OIC Secretary-General and party conclude visit Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov — The delegation comprising Secretary-General of Organization of Islamic

Cooperation Mr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and members foreign affairs ministers this morning met with media

persons at Yangon International Airport before departing from Yangon by air. (See page 9)

Local people served with refreshments and snacks as Çatudisa donations at staff quarters in nine wards of Nay Pyi Taw on fullmoon day of Tazaungmon.—Tin Tun Aung

Local people urged to speak out matters serving interest of the country and people, air their grievances frankly

22 days to XXVII SEA Games

Myanmar U-23 team to play against Japan U-20 in tune-up match Myanmar U-23 football team resumed its training as of 14 November afternoon as part of preparations to take part in the XXVII SEA Games. After arriving back from tune-up matches trips from Republic of Korea and Japan, the Myanmar U-23 team took a three-day break and resumed its training session. The team with 26 tentatively selected players is undergoing training. They all were included in the foreign trips of tune-up matches. The players namely goalkeepers Pyae Phyo Aung, Kyaw Zin Phyo, Myo Min Latt, Yan Aung Linn, defenders: Yan Aung Win, Phyo Ko Ko Thein, Zaw Min Tun, Thet Naing, Thein Than Win, Aung Hein Kyaw, Zarni Httet, Aung Zaw, Zam Bo Tun,

midfielders Kyaw Min Oo, Thet Phyo Wai, Ye Lin Aung, Htoo Htoo Aung, Kyi Lin, David Dune, Aung Thu, Nay Lin Tun, Sithu Aung, forwards: Kyaw Ko Ko, Kyaw Zeyar Win, Kaung Sithu and Soe Kyaw Kyaw are under training of manager U Soe Moe Kyaw, Head Coach Pak Sawng Hua, Coach U Tin Myint Aung, assistant coach U

Zaw Win Tun, physical training coach and goalkeeping coach. Myanmar U-23 team will play a tune-up match with Japan U-20 team that is making preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games, at Youth Training Centre in Thuwunna in Yangon on 20 November. MMAL-Nyi Myat Thawda; Photo: Po Thaw Zin


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