Monthly Archives: November, 2013

UN: Asia Pacific AIDS Epidemic at Pivotal Stage

UN: Asia Pacific AIDS Epidemic at Pivotal Stage BANGKOK — A new UN report warns the HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a pivotal juncture with little progress in reducing new infections. AIDS researchers and activists are calling for more political will by governments to address related issues. The report, launched by the Joint United Nations […]

African Fruit Bats Could Spread Viruses Across Continent

African Fruit Bats Could Spread Viruses Across Continent Straw-colored fruit bats, found across much of Africa, carry two deadly viruses that could spread to people. While scientists knew the bats were carriers, a new study outlines the extent of the infection – a third of the bats are infected with a virus similar to the […]

Merck Brings Maternity Program from Poor Nations to US as Deaths Rise

Merck Brings Maternity Program from Poor Nations to US as Deaths Rise NEW YORK — Merck & Co. on Tuesday said it is expanding its “Merck for Mothers” program, which aims to reduce pregnancy-related deaths from impoverished countries such as Senegal and Zambia, to the United States — a stark reminder of how far the country […]

Proposed Pollution Rules Rattle US Power Industry (watch video report)

Proposed Pollution Rules Rattle US Power Industry (watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player WASHINGTON — In a march toward the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., a coalition of environment groups and citizen activists rallied for new safeguards on power plants. “We have to limit the causes of climate change,” said marcher […]

Rights Group Fears Waterborne Diseases Looming in Harare

Rights Group Fears Waterborne Diseases Looming in Harare HARARE — Human Rights Watch is expressing fears that Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, will be hit by another outbreak of waterborne diseases unless authorities improve access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.  A cholera epidemic in 2008 killed more than 4,000 people. The New York-based rights group said a looming […]

US Senate Votes to Extend Worldwide Anti-AIDS Program

US Senate Votes to Extend Worldwide Anti-AIDS Program WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Monday to extend for another five years a successful and popular program to combat AIDS worldwide started 10 years ago by former President George W. Bush. The 100-member Senate approved the measure by unanimous voice vote. It is expected to […]

Study: African Children’s Well-Being Improved, but Still Inadequate

Study: African Children’s Well-Being Improved, but Still Inadequate ADDIS ABABA — Africa has become a better place for children in recent years, but more investments are needed in health and education to further improve the lives of African children, according to a new study of the African Child Policy Forum. The African Report on Child Well-being 2013, […]

Egypt Fights Back Against Syria Polio Outbreak (Watch video report)

Egypt Fights Back Against Syria Polio Outbreak (Watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player CAIRO — Egypt this week joins other countries in the Middle East in ramping up vaccinations against polio.  The move comes as an outbreak in Syria threatens a comeback of the nearly-eradicated disease. As part of the endeavor, Egypt has […]

Malala book not banned in all schools of Pakistan

Malala book not banned in all schools of Pakistan Lahore: The fact that a leading Pakistani private school has been teaching its grade-3 students about life and struggle of Malala Yousafzai must be an eye opener for all those involved in propaganda that there was a ban on “I am Malala” in private schools across […]

University of Health Sciences (UHS) issues first list of candidates admitted to MBBS session 2013-14

University of Health Sciences (UHS) issues first list of candidates admitted to MBBS session 2013-14 Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Saturday issued the first selection list of candidates admitted to MBBS in public sector medical colleges of Punjab. There has been an increase of 1.82 points in the merit which has gone up […]

Punjab University lecturer moves court against VC

Punjab University lecturer moves court against VC Lahore: Punjab University Law College lecturer Khujista Rehan on Tuesday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court for the removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on charges of sexual harassment. She filed the petition through Advocate Aftab Bajwa and accused the vice chancellor of misusing powers […]

Why Is This So Great Talk On Reading Architecture – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Why Is This So Great Talk On Reading Architecture – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Department of Humanities & Social Sciences presents a Why Is This So Great Talk ‘Reading Architecture’  by Raza Ali Dada (Architect)  Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Venue: Auditorium A-16, Academic Block, LUMS About the speaker Raza Ali Dada practices as an […]

Information Session by Teach for Pakistan – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Information Session by Teach for Pakistan – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Date/ Day:      November 20, 2013 Wednesday Time:               6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Venue:             A-10, Academic Block Teach for Pakistan will be conducting an Information Session for graduating students at LUMS. An independent social enterprise; Teach For Pakistan is a partner in the […]

LUMS Annual Book Fair 2013 – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

LUMS Annual Book Fair 2013 – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS A Grand Book Fair will be held at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on 20 November 2013 in the corridors of the Academic Block. Around 25 book sellers and publishers from across Pakistan will display their latest titles for sale at special discounts. […]

ASP-LUMS Signs MoU with BUITEMS Quetta

ASP-LUMS Signs MoU with BUITEMS Quetta The Assessment and Strengthening Program (ASP) at Lahore University of Management (LUMS) Sciences has signed an MOU with Baluchistan University of Information Technology and Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) Quetta. Vice Chancellor, BUITEMS, Ahmed Farooq Bazai and Chief of Party, ASP-LUMS Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi signed the document. Vice […]