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i need Vol. 1021 Chapter 24, pp 421–467 please send to me
 
Thank you

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Dear friends and anand plase send full article thank you

John Shindano and , Chitundu Kasase , Moringa (Moringa oleifera): a Source of Food and Nutrition, Medicine and Industrial products African Natural Plant Products: New Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry and Quality ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1021 Chapter 24, pp 421–467

 


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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2265 Age frauds in sports to be monitored

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Age frauds in sports to be monitored
http://igovernment.in/site/age-frauds-sports-be-monitored-37180

Sports Authority of India will notify a panel of doctors and hospitals
region wise for carrying out the medical examination
Published on 03/22/2010 - 07:40:48 AM

New Delhi: A National Code against Age Fraud in Sports will be
implemented from April 2010. It aims at ensuring fair play in sports
and shall be binding upon all athletes and sports bodies.

As per the Code approved by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports,
all new and existing players participating in age restricted
tournaments will be required to once undergo a compulsory medical
examination for age determination after which they will be issued an
identity card by Sports Authority of India or concerned National
Sports Federation authorities.

Once an I-Card is issued, fresh medical examination will not be
required for subsequent participation. Any existing athlete found to
be overage, will have the option to appeal and in case he/she is found
to be overage even after going through the appeal process, he/she
shall not be allowed to participate in the competitions meant for
lower age groups.

Sports Authority of India will notify a panel of doctors and hospitals
region wise for carrying out the medical examination and also the list
of appellate panel of hospitals.
The cost for medical examination conducted by Sports Authority of
India and NSFs shall be reimbursed by the Government.

Compliance with the Code will become part of the eligibility criteria
for recognition of National Sports Federations by the Ministry of
Youth Affairs and Sports and hence non-compliance with the code will
attract suspension or de-recognition clause in respect of the
defaulting Federations.
—iGovernment Bureau

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2264 CHANGE Matters: March 2010 Newsletter

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From: Serra Sippel, Center for Health and Gender Equity <change@genderhealth.org>
Subject: CHANGE Matters: March 2010 Newsletter
To: avnishjolly@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, 22 March, 2010, 23:30

In this edition                                                                                                                                                   PDF


Dear Avnish,

Already, this has been an exciting year for CHANGE and for women's health and rights globally. CHANGE  launched our Facebook page and a Twitter account, and there has been a tremendous increase in support for female condoms around the world. 

Earlier this month, I joined thousands of women from around the world at the United Nations for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women. It was an incredible feeling of empowerment and humility to be among so many dedicated women who fight daily for women's human rights. From Edinah Masiyiwa of Zimbabwe, who is keeping women and men healthy and informed with female condoms, to Rathi Ramanathan, who is fighting for the health and human rights of sex workers in the Asia Pacific Region, to Dr. Mabel Bianco of Argentina, who is creating synergies and strategies with women from the Global South for advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. I was also proud to attend an event at the U.S. Mission with the fabulous women leaders of the Obama administration: Ambassador Susan Rice, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, and the White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director, Tina Tchen.

As we continue our work to bring the results of Beijing to bear on U.S. foreign policy, we are starting to see the fruits of our labor in Washington. The Obama administration is giving shape to the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a comprehensive approach to global health that specifically calls for a woman-centered approach to policy and programming. CHANGE is weighing in as the GHI develops, most recently with a policy paper defining key aspects of the woman-centered approach.

This month, we also turn attention to Capitol Hill, as legislators are set to introduce legislation that could advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally (stay tuned for advocacy opportunities).

We are buoyed by advances in female condom availability and programming. Two weeks ago, the FC2 female condom was launched in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, while at the United Nations, governments were urged to ensure accessibility of female condoms in their efforts to address HIV and AIDS and women. 

Overall, it's been a promising start to 2010. Thank you, as always, for your continued support for CHANGE. We expect for the rest of this year we will continue to grow on these successes.

In solidarity,

Serra Sippel, President
Center for Health and Gender Equity


"When women are given the opportunity of education and access to health care, their families and communities prosper. And when women have equal rights, nations are more stable, peaceful, and secure."

--Secretary Hillary Clinton, remarks at the UN Commission on the Status of Women
  March 12, 2010


Global Health Initiative

President Obama's Global Health Initiative (GHI) has the potential to save lives and improve the health and rights of women globally. It is the first comprehensive U.S. policy approach to global health that recognizes that our greatest plagues -- HIV/AIDS, maternal and infant mortality, and poor sexual and reproductive health -- are all interconnected, and they are all preventable.

In February, the administration released its consultation document on implementation of the Global Health Initiative. CHANGE worked with colleague organizations to submit comments to the document:

  • CHANGE, Advocates for Youth, Family Care International and International Women's Health Coalition submitted joint comments addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • The Global Health Initiative working group, of which CHANGE is a founding member, submitted comments on several key global health issues
Shortly after the release of the consultation document, CHANGE issued its policy paper on the Global Health Initiative's woman-centered approach. The brief serves as a background paper to define a "woman-centered approach" by identifying its key elements, providing examples of what it looks like, and demonstrating the importance for the success of the GHI.


Prevention Now: Advances for Female Condoms in the U.S. and Globally

Women and girls worldwide are marking a win in their corner -- the FC2, the second generation of the FDA-approved female condom, launched earlier this month in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, and is available free of charge in both cities. The female condom remains the only available woman-initiated and controlled HIV prevention and family planning method. Its increased accessibility gives women the freedom and basic right to protect themselves, instead of leaving their health in the hands of their partner.

The same day of the D.C. FC2 launch, at the High-Level Plenary of the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Kim Whipkey, CHANGE senior associate for outreach and advocacy, delivered an  NGO statement demanding increased funding and support for female and male condom programming. CHANGE also helped circulate a civil society statement signed by more than 200 international organizations demanding governments and donors to increase support for female condoms distribution and programming in developing countries. Prevention Now!, CHANGE's HIV prevention initiative, continues to mobilize female condom advocates through its sign-on letter for individual supporters.

More than 100 people attended a female condom advocacy event March 1st co-sponsored by CHANGE, the Brazilian and Danish governments, and the Universal Access to Female Condoms Joint Programme, which demanded that governments honor commitments made at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing to support and promote woman-centered HIV-prevention. Specifically, the event emphasized the need for increased investments for the procurement, distribution, and programming of female condoms. Members of more than 10 government delegations to the CSW attended the event, and at the conclusion of the CSW, governments agreed to a Resolution on Women and HIV/AIDS that urged governments to ensure availability of and access to female condoms. Visit the photo gallery for pictures from this event.

Kim Whipkey, senior associate for advocacy and outreach, and Kiki Kalkstein, program assistant, facilitated a female condom panel discussion at CSW for a packed audience of more than 70 people. Panelists provided examples of successful civil society advocacy for female and male condoms and strategized about the future of advocacy for prevention technologies. The event was co-sponsored by CHANGE, Support, AVAC, CEDPA, World YWCA, Population Council, The Condom Project, the Universal Access to Female Condoms Joint Programme, Global Campaign for Microbicides, the Durex Network and Prevention Now!.


Capitol Hill Update: Proposed Legislation Strengthens SRHR for Women and Girls Worldwide

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act: This bill has been in the works for many months with input from NGOs such as CHANGE, and will be introduced by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) at the end of April. It creates a comprehensive, integrated, and rights-based framework for the U.S. global health agenda. It promotes linkages among critical women's health issues -- maternal health, family planning, and HIV/AIDS -- with economic and social issues that impact women's health and human rights. We will keep you posted about when the bill is introduced and how to take action.

Global HEALTH Act of 2010: This bill will be introduced any day now by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA). The Global HEALTH Act will help transform the principles of the President's Global Health Initiative -- such as country ownership, a woman- and girl-centered approach, and strategic coordination and integration -- into a concrete, benchmarked strategy for  effective and sustainable U.S. global health programs. The bill brings together the wide range of global health issues--HIV and AIDS, maternal, newborn and child health, sexual and reproductive health, TB, Malaria, and neglected tropical diseases; seeks to ensure access to a comprehensive package of primary health services that includes reproductive health services; and strengthens health systems and workforce capacity through the establishment of the Global Health Workforce Initiative.

Global Democracy Promotion Act (H.R. 4879): Last week, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced the Global Democracy Promotion Act (H.R. 4879) to help end the political back and forth surrounding the Mexico City Policy ("Global Gag Rule"). If passed, this legislation would prevent a future administration hostile to reproductive rights from re-instating the Global Gag Rule by executive order. In other words, the bill would change the law governing U.S. foreign aid programs so that Congress would have to pass legislation reinstating the harmful policy. Advocates are pushing to include this language in the upcoming FY 2011 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill, thus increasing its likelihood of being passed.

Take action on the Global Democracy Promotion Act: International and U.S.-based organizations are encouraged to endorse a sign-on statement supporting the inclusion of this language in the appropriations bill. Please join your voice with others and sign the statement. The statement can be read here. To endorse, please complete a quick online form.


What's New

In February, CHANGE distributed its most recent policy brief, A Woman-Centered Approach to the US Global Health Initiative, to U.S. policymakers and colleague organizations.

CHANGE has launched its Facebook page and Twitter feed. Join us!

Call for Applications: Action Summit on Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Grassroots support is critical to achieving a U.S. foreign policy that advances sexual and reproductive health and rights. To build that support, CHANGE will be hosting its second annual Healthy Futures Action Summit May 2-4 in Washington, D.C. It will bring 20 highly motivated advocates from targeted districts in the U.S. to Washington, D.C. for an in-depth, three-day training on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, advocacy, and U.S. foreign policy. With colleagues from around the U.S., participants will discuss the elements and advantages of a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health care while building their understanding of key global issues and strengthening their advocacy knowledge and skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with women's health and rights organizations and leaders in Washington and will meet with key Congressional offices to educate them about the need for U.S. leadership on international sexual and reproductive health.

The summit is open to applicants from the following districts:

Arkansas (4th district)
Texas (12th, 18th and 29th districts)
Georgia (13th district)
Minnesota (5th district)
New York (5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, and 17th districts)

Please feel free to pass the application and information to anyone who may be interested.


CHANGE in the News

Serra Sippel in the Huffington Post: March 8 and February 1
Serra Sippel in Cincinnati Magazine, February


Support CHANGE

Please consider making a contribution today.  Any way you choose to contribute, your support strengthens our efforts to ensure U.S. international policies and programs promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls worldwide.


The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization whose mission is to ensure that U.S. international policies and programs promote sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls worldwide.

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Dear grp members i need following paper please help me


A miRacle in plant development: Role of microRNAs in cell
differentiation and patterning

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However, you may be able to access this article under your
organization's agreement with Elsevier.

Damien GarciaCorresponding Author Contact Information, a, E-mail The
Corresponding Author
aInstitut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes du CNRS, UPR2357, 12 rue
du Général Zimmer, 67084 Strasbourg Cedex, France

Available online 30 July 2008

Available at Science Direct


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A miRacle in plant development: Role of microRNAs in cell differentiation and patterning

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Medarticles 03 papers

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Can somebody help me with these 03 papers?
 
Thanks in advance, Rei
 
 
 
Pulmonary hypertensive medical therapy in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension before pulmonary thromboendarterectomy.

Jensen KW, Kerr KM, Fedullo PF, Kim NH, Test VJ, Ben-Yehuda O, Auger WR
Circulation 2009 Sep 29 120(13):1248-54
 
 
 

Recent Trends in Clinical Outcomes and Resource Utilization for Pulmonary Embolism in the United States

Findings From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample

CHEST October 2009 vol. 136 no. 4 983-990

 

Effect of pulmonary hypertension on clinical outcomes in advanced heart failure: analysis of the Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Effectiveness (ESCAPE) database.

Am Heart J. 2009 Jun;157(6):1026-34. Epub 2009 Apr 23.

Khush KK, Tasissa G, Butler J, McGlothlin D, De Marco T; ESCAPE Investigators.

rec.bicycles.racing - 25 new messages in 11 topics - digest

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rec.bicycles.racing
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing?hl=en

rec.bicycles.racing@googlegroups.com

Today's topics:

* http://video.gazzetta.it/ - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/9313a051eae23713?hl=en
* there's no problem here - 4 messages, 4 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/033402dbe7fed0a5?hl=en
* MSR 1. Freire 2 Boonen - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/3bfabf6f57e56e91?hl=en
* griping greipel - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/ebc9fab908c553e3?hl=en
* Valvoline's oil change - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/398a2fad6d7388b1?hl=en
* I hope it's canceled forever - 10 messages, 6 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/d1f20b3a8846bd78?hl=en
* trailer park look - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/646fb0290011a407?hl=en
* Pretty cool Major Taylor Zine - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/22d6a633425fc790?hl=en
* "Jobs in Finland" "Finland Jobs" "jobs in finland for americans" "jobs in
finland for foreigners" "finland job opportunities" "finland jobs in english"
on http://jobs-in-finland.blogspot.com/ "Jobs in European countries" - 1
messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/c1935ca62330521b?hl=en
* I'm rider 18! - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/226518cdee9cea8d?hl=en
* Asthma Truck - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/efc815d4a5e13640?hl=en

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TOPIC: http://video.gazzetta.it/
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/9313a051eae23713?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Sun, Mar 21 2010 11:25 pm
From: "Mexican Low Rider Mafia"


http://video.gazzetta.it/?vxChannel=&vxClipId=2570_e3c9bd66-3446-11df-b758-00144f02aabe

==============================================================================
TOPIC: there's no problem here
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/033402dbe7fed0a5?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 4 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 1:45 am
From: Magilla Gorilla


David Padgham wrote:

> who needs the shack ...
>
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/radioshack-not-invited-to-2010-giro-ditalia
>
> -d-

Dumbass,

Radio Shit already announced they were going to ride the Tour of California like
2 months ago, so why would they get an invite from the Giro?

Magilla

== 2 of 4 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 5:51 am
From: David Padgham


On Mar 22, 4:45 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> David Padgham wrote:
> > who needs the shack ...
>
> >  http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/radioshack-not-invited-to-2010-giro-d...
>
> > -d-
>
> Dumbass,
>
> Radio Shit already announced they were going to ride the Tour of California like
> 2 months ago, so why would they get an invite from the Giro?
>
> Magilla

thanks for the big D dumbass there, bro ...

*glares at all the haters in rbr*


== 3 of 4 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 2:35 pm
From: --D-y


On Mar 21, 9:25 pm, David Padgham <david.padg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> who needs the shack ...

Who needs the Giro?
--D-y


== 4 of 4 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 3:29 pm
From: Amit Ghosh


On Mar 22, 4:45 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:

> Dumbass,
>
> Radio Shit already announced they were going to ride the Tour of California like
> 2 months ago, so why would they get an invite from the Giro?
>

dumbass,

a protour team has 25 riders, what do the other 17 do while 8 ride the
tour of california ?

==============================================================================
TOPIC: MSR 1. Freire 2 Boonen
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/3bfabf6f57e56e91?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 3:03 am
From: Uncle Dave


On Mar 20, 4:02 pm, Betty Munro <n...@mailinator.com> wrote:
> EOF

What a sad twat you must be. Do you go around taking the air out of
people's tyres? Stealing candy from babies? Just enjoy being
generally annoying? So, what's it like being brainless *and*
friendless?

UD


== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 5:54 am
From: Betty Munro


Uncle Dave wrote:
> What a sad twat you must be. Do you go around taking the air out of
> people's tyres? Stealing candy from babies? Just enjoy being
> generally annoying?

Even better I became a facebook fan of Trafigura.

==============================================================================
TOPIC: griping greipel
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/ebc9fab908c553e3?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 5:53 am
From: David Padgham


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/greipel-not-happy-with-milan-san-remo-exclusion

pfft. as if he'd ever get his big ass over the Poggio with the front
group ... He should join the Shack -- they don't have a sprinter.

==============================================================================
TOPIC: Valvoline's oil change
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/398a2fad6d7388b1?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 6:35 am
From: Magilla Gorilla


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/valverde-denies-naming-teammate-in-cas-appeal

How could cyclingnews publish an article like this and fail to mention
that Valvoline's blood had a DNA match with that very same blood bag
found in Operacion Puerto?

What kind of fucked up reporting is this?
Thanks,

Magilla

== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 3:37 pm
From: Amit Ghosh


On Mar 22, 9:35 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/valverde-denies-naming-teammate-in-ca...
>
> How could cyclingnews publish an article like this and fail to mention
> that Valvoline's blood had a DNA match with that very same blood bag
> found in Operacion Puerto?

dumbass,

i don't have any doubt about who's blood is in that bag. but why is
this still an issue ? something like 80 riders were implicated in
puerto and at least two confessed fuentes clients (scarponi and basso)
rode the giro last year, not to mention repeat offenders like axelsson
or mr. winter vacation danilo diluca.

are they just mad that doped italians keep getting beaten by doped
foreign riders ?

==============================================================================
TOPIC: I hope it's canceled forever
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/d1f20b3a8846bd78?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 6:49 am
From: Mark


On Mar 21, 9:17 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/03/news/tour-of-missouri-supporte...
>
> Who the fuck thinks taxpayers should be supporting a bike race in this
> economic climate?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Magilla

Did you enjoy the 2010 Olympics?


== 2 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 7:30 am
From: Magilla Gorilla


Mark wrote:

> On Mar 21, 9:17 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> > http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/03/news/tour-of-missouri-supporte...
> >
> > Who the fuck thinks taxpayers should be supporting a bike race in this
> > economic climate?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Magilla
>
> Did you enjoy the 2010 Olympics?

Montreal has hotter chicks than Vancouver.

Magilla

== 3 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 8:20 am
From: Amit Ghosh


On Mar 21, 9:17 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/03/news/tour-of-missouri-supporte...
>
> Who the fuck thinks taxpayers should be supporting a bike race in this
> economic climate?
>

dumbass,

according to the promoters the race will bring more revenue to the
state than the sponsorship - that sounds like free money - so
spending the money sounds like a no-brainer.

once goldman sachs finds out about this states will not be able to
find races to sponsor anywhere.

-Amit


== 4 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 8:33 am
From: Scott


On Mar 22, 9:20 am, Amit Ghosh <amit.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 21, 9:17 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
>
> >http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/03/news/tour-of-missouri-supporte...
>
> > Who the fuck thinks taxpayers should be supporting a bike race in this
> > economic climate?
>
> dumbass,
>
> according to the promoters the race will bring more revenue to the
> state than the sponsorship - that sounds like free  money - so
> spending the money sounds like a no-brainer.
>
> once goldman sachs finds out about this states will not be able to
> find races to sponsor anywhere.
>
> -Amit

Every promoter says that, and people in sports marketing always say
that, too.

The general rule of thumb is that you can take any figure re: ROI for
sports marketing and it'll really generate about 10% of what you
started with.

While in grad school in the early 90's I stumbled onto a paper done by
one of the economics faculty re: the economic impact of MLB spring
training. It seems the city of Tucson and Pima County commissioners
were looking for proof that it was a good idea to spend a bunch of
money to lure the CO Rockies to Tucson. The paper was never released
because it concluded that a $10mil expenditure for a $1.7mil ROI
didn't make sense.

That same paper took a look at the impact of sports in general on a
city's economy. For this example, they looked at Indianapolis, which
at that time had the greatest possible exposure to collegiate and
professional sports relative to population of any city in the
country. Without going into great detail, they considered essentially
every possible $$ as directly related to sports activities, and it was
still determined that the impact on the economy was statistically
insignificant.

As much as I'd love to see the ToM continue, I can not believe for a
minute that it will be a net gain to the state, if the state fronts
the money.


== 5 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 12:33 pm
From: Magilla Gorilla


Scott wrote:

> On Mar 22, 9:20 am, Amit Ghosh <amit.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mar 21, 9:17 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> >
> > >http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/03/news/tour-of-missouri-supporte...
> >
> > > Who the fuck thinks taxpayers should be supporting a bike race in this
> > > economic climate?
> >
> > dumbass,
> >
> > according to the promoters the race will bring more revenue to the
> > state than the sponsorship - that sounds like free  money - so
> > spending the money sounds like a no-brainer.
> >
> > once goldman sachs finds out about this states will not be able to
> > find races to sponsor anywhere.
> >
> > -Amit
>
> Every promoter says that, and people in sports marketing always say
> that, too.
>
> The general rule of thumb is that you can take any figure re: ROI for
> sports marketing and it'll really generate about 10% of what you
> started with.
>
> While in grad school in the early 90's I stumbled onto a paper done by
> one of the economics faculty re: the economic impact of MLB spring
> training. It seems the city of Tucson and Pima County commissioners
> were looking for proof that it was a good idea to spend a bunch of
> money to lure the CO Rockies to Tucson. The paper was never released
> because it concluded that a $10mil expenditure for a $1.7mil ROI
> didn't make sense.
>
> That same paper took a look at the impact of sports in general on a
> city's economy. For this example, they looked at Indianapolis, which
> at that time had the greatest possible exposure to collegiate and
> professional sports relative to population of any city in the
> country. Without going into great detail, they considered essentially
> every possible $$ as directly related to sports activities, and it was
> still determined that the impact on the economy was statistically
> insignificant.
>
> As much as I'd love to see the ToM continue, I can not believe for a
> minute that it will be a net gain to the state, if the state fronts
> the money.

This is correct.

One of the things that these studies don't take into account is that when
people spend money on the bike race, you must subtract that money from some
other discretionary expenditure, since it's a zero sum game. So whatever a
family will spend on a bike race, they won't spend on a movie or dinner in
some other part of town.

Also, the number of people who travel from other states and spend money in the
state where the bike race is is completely exaggerated. I would venture to
say that 98% of all fans are from within Missouri. Yet if you look at the
studies, they will claim some ridiculous figure like 30%

Magilla

== 6 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 12:44 pm
From: Scott


On Mar 22, 1:33 pm, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> Scott wrote:
> > On Mar 22, 9:20 am, Amit Ghosh <amit.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Mar 21, 9:17 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
>
> > > >http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/03/news/tour-of-missouri-supporte...
>
> > > > Who the fuck thinks taxpayers should be supporting a bike race in this
> > > > economic climate?
>
> > > dumbass,
>
> > > according to the promoters the race will bring more revenue to the
> > > state than the sponsorship - that sounds like free  money - so
> > > spending the money sounds like a no-brainer.
>
> > > once goldman sachs finds out about this states will not be able to
> > > find races to sponsor anywhere.
>
> > > -Amit
>
> > Every promoter says that, and people in sports marketing always say
> > that, too.
>
> > The general rule of thumb is that you can take any figure re: ROI for
> > sports marketing and it'll really generate about 10% of what you
> > started with.
>
> > While in grad school in the early 90's I stumbled onto a paper done by
> > one of the economics faculty re: the economic impact of MLB spring
> > training.  It seems the city of Tucson and Pima County commissioners
> > were looking for proof that it was a good idea to spend a bunch of
> > money to lure the CO Rockies to Tucson.  The paper was never released
> > because it concluded that a $10mil expenditure for a $1.7mil ROI
> > didn't make sense.
>
> > That same paper took a look at the impact of sports in general on a
> > city's economy.  For this example, they looked at Indianapolis, which
> > at that time had the greatest possible exposure to collegiate and
> > professional sports relative to population of any city in the
> > country.  Without going into great detail, they considered essentially
> > every possible $$ as directly related to sports activities, and it was
> > still determined that the impact on the economy was statistically
> > insignificant.
>
> > As much as I'd love to see the ToM continue, I can not believe for a
> > minute that it will be a net gain to the state, if the state fronts
> > the money.
>
> This is correct.
>
> One of the things that these studies don't take into account is that when
> people spend money on the bike race, you must subtract that money from some
> other discretionary expenditure, since it's a zero sum game.  So whatever a
> family will spend on a bike race, they won't spend on a movie or dinner in
> some other part of town.
>
> Also, the number of people who travel from other states and spend money in the
> state where the bike race is is completely exaggerated.  I would venture to
> say that 98% of all fans are from within Missouri.   Yet if you look at the
> studies, they will claim some ridiculous figure like 30%
>
> Magilla

Why else would anyone vacation in Missouri?


== 7 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 1:22 pm
From: Amit Ghosh


On Mar 22, 3:33 pm, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
>
> One of the things that these studies don't take into account is that when
> people spend money on the bike race, you must subtract that money from some
> other discretionary expenditure, since it's a zero sum game.  So whatever a
> family will spend on a bike race, they won't spend on a movie or dinner in
> some other part of town.
>
> Also, the number of people who travel from other states and spend money in the
> state where the bike race is is completely exaggerated.  I would venture to
> say that 98% of all fans are from within Missouri.   Yet if you look at the
> studies, they will claim some ridiculous figure like 30%
>

dumbass,

according to their study the race will generate $40 million, so if the
state gets even 5% of that back in taxes or whatever they will double
their $1 million "investment".

what ? you don't think the missouri tifosi spend $40 million at the
race?


== 8 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 1:30 pm
From: Norman


On Mar 22, 3:44 pm, Scott <hendricks_sc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 22, 1:33 pm, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Scott wrote:
> > > On Mar 22, 9:20 am, Amit Ghosh <amit.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > On Mar 21, 9:17 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
>
> > > > >http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/03/news/tour-of-missouri-supporte...
>
> > > > > Who the fuck thinks taxpayers should be supporting a bike race in this
> > > > > economic climate?
>
> > > > dumbass,
>
> > > > according to the promoters the race will bring more revenue to the
> > > > state than the sponsorship - that sounds like free  money - so
> > > > spending the money sounds like a no-brainer.
>
> > > > once goldman sachs finds out about this states will not be able to
> > > > find races to sponsor anywhere.
>
> > > > -Amit
>
> > > Every promoter says that, and people in sports marketing always say
> > > that, too.
>
> > > The general rule of thumb is that you can take any figure re: ROI for
> > > sports marketing and it'll really generate about 10% of what you
> > > started with.
>
> > > While in grad school in the early 90's I stumbled onto a paper done by
> > > one of the economics faculty re: the economic impact of MLB spring
> > > training.  It seems the city of Tucson and Pima County commissioners
> > > were looking for proof that it was a good idea to spend a bunch of
> > > money to lure the CO Rockies to Tucson.  The paper was never released
> > > because it concluded that a $10mil expenditure for a $1.7mil ROI
> > > didn't make sense.
>
> > > That same paper took a look at the impact of sports in general on a
> > > city's economy.  For this example, they looked at Indianapolis, which
> > > at that time had the greatest possible exposure to collegiate and
> > > professional sports relative to population of any city in the
> > > country.  Without going into great detail, they considered essentially
> > > every possible $$ as directly related to sports activities, and it was
> > > still determined that the impact on the economy was statistically
> > > insignificant.
>
> > > As much as I'd love to see the ToM continue, I can not believe for a
> > > minute that it will be a net gain to the state, if the state fronts
> > > the money.
>
> > This is correct.
>
> > One of the things that these studies don't take into account is that when
> > people spend money on the bike race, you must subtract that money from some
> > other discretionary expenditure, since it's a zero sum game.  So whatever a
> > family will spend on a bike race, they won't spend on a movie or dinner in
> > some other part of town.
>
> > Also, the number of people who travel from other states and spend money in the
> > state where the bike race is is completely exaggerated.  I would venture to
> > say that 98% of all fans are from within Missouri.   Yet if you look at the
> > studies, they will claim some ridiculous figure like 30%
>
> > Magilla
>
> Why else would anyone vacation in Missouri?

Wayne Cunting Newton, you uncultured hick. And don't
get pinned under that Camaro while you working on it
in the yard. I ain't callin' the am-bu-lants again.


== 9 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 4:02 pm
From: curtis@the-md-russells.org


On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:44:48 -0700 (PDT), Scott
<hendricks_scott@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>Why else would anyone vacation in Missouri?

Based on my trip through there on the way to the Grand Canyon, porn
shops along I70.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...


== 10 of 10 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 4:08 pm
From: curtis@the-md-russells.org


On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:22:30 -0700 (PDT), Amit Ghosh
<amit.ghosh@gmail.com> wrote:

>dumbass,
>
>according to their study the race will generate $40 million, so if the
>state gets even 5% of that back in taxes or whatever they will double
>their $1 million "investment".
>
>what ? you don't think the missouri tifosi spend $40 million at the
>race?

I think some committe in the Missouri legislature has plans to wipe
out a bunch of skinny kids in lycra using a harrower in the right
place - you know, just drop the sides when they sprint past.

It isn't money, it's just doing what's right. What's a milion or so
when you are fighting God's war?

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...

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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 8:55 am
From: "GoneBeforeMyTime"


GoneBeforeMyTime wrote:
> Magilla Gorilla wrote:
>> http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/san-dimas-stage-race-ne/stage-2/photos/111264
>>
>> Yeah, those tramp stamps look really sexy.
>>
>> Magilla
>
> Read it..
> http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/interview-victoria-pendleton-25392

Oh, BTW, I agree with what you said last year about Caster and gene testing
by the UCI. In view of the direction of dirt riders and who are entering
these roles including roadies, I think its a good idea.

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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 9:09 am
From: Anton Berlin


Last issue sold out in less than a day.

http://chrispiascik.com/new-work/good-habits-clean-living-a-tribute-to-major-taylor-ed-2/


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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 9:34 am
From: saima81


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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 9:45 am
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


A la Spartacus-
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--Mike Jacoubowsky
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Date: Mon, Mar 22 2010 12:43 pm
From: Magilla Gorilla


http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-your-money-20100322,0,4300142.story

They should definitely re-paint that fucking truck and put some Pro Tour
cyclists on it and just park that thing at the start of all Pro Tour
races.

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* Women Entrepreneurs Face Unequal Rules, New Report Finds
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A comprehensive atlas of the damage caused in Haiti by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12 is now available to help plan recovery and reconstruction measures. The atlas, based on comparisons of pre-disaster satellite imagery and post-disaster aerial photos, provides an overview of building damage in the main affected cities in Haiti, showing that almost 60,000 buildings—ten times more than initially estimated—were either destroyed or very heavily damaged.  Read more.
 
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Despite the global recession, China's economy grew 8.7% in 2009, and the growth momentum continued in the first months of 2010, according to the Bank's latest China Quarterly Update, released on March 17. The Update, a regular assessment of China's economy, finds that the massive investment-led stimulus was the key factor driving the economy last year.  Read more.
 
"Quiet Corruption" Undermining Development in Africa
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Megastar Shakira, founder of the ALAS Foundation, an organization promoting early childhood development, met with Bank President Robert Zoellick in February to sign a $300 million agreement to help children in low-income countries. At the same time, the Bank launched a new report, The Promise of Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Georges Collinet talks to Emiliana Vegas, the report's main author, and Augusto de la Torre, and Francisco Ferreira about the problems of childhood development today. Listen to podcast.
 
 
Africa Development Indicators 2010
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Washington, D.C., March 29–April 9, 2010
"Jobs for a Globalizing World: Labor Market Policy" is a two-week course offering a unique learning experience on how employment is being transformed in today's rapidly changing, globalizing environment. The course identifies key labor market challenges within the context of overall poverty reduction and other economic and social development goals, and explores what policymakers and others can do about them.  Read more.
 
Online Media Accreditation for IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group opened online media accreditation on March 17, for the 2010 Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, which are scheduled for April 24-25, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The deadline for submitting a request for press credentials is Friday, April 23, 2010.  Read more.
 
 
Monthly Operational Summary of proposed projects in all regions
 
 
Africa
 
Moving Forward with Public-Private Partnerships in Francophone Africa
In a solid show of commitment to developing public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Francophone Africa, 200 leaders from 21 Central and West African countries recently met in Côte d'Ivoire to assess how PPPs can help bridge Africa's $34 billion infrastructure financing gap.  Read more.
 
Approved
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€19.3 million to enable Kenya's smallholder farmers to gain increased access to vital agricultural inputs and improved technologies to boost their output. The grant will fund agricultural inputs for 150,000 poor and vulnerable farmers across the country, as well as agricultural credit through commercial banks and other financial institutions.  Read more.
 
Approved
Rwanda:  Second Community Living Standards Grant
$6 million to support the government's social protection and health policy reforms in reducing extreme poverty and expanding access to high-impact health, nutrition, and population interventions at the community level.  Read more.
 
Approved
Angola:  Local Development Project
$81.7 million to support Angola's efforts to improve access to basic services and economic opportunities by poor households, and enhance local institutional capacities among Angola's municipalities.  Read more.
 
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East Asia and Pacific
 
Cambodia:  Basic Education Opens Doors for Teachers
Under the Bank-supported Cambodia Education Sector Support Project, 2,500 primary school teachers around Cambodia have been trained and upgraded to become basic education teachers. Basic education teachers were introduced in 2005 to relieve the shortage of quality teachers in lower secondary and primary education.  Read more.
 
Vietnam:  Women Lead Transformation of Urban Slums
Microcredit for home improvement is a powerful way of transforming slums and low income housing in fast growing Asian cities, with enormous health, social, and environmental benefits, particularly for women. The Bank-supported Housing Micro-Finance Revolving Fund has disbursed $10 million over ten years to 80,000 urban households in Vietnamese cities, improving the daily lives of residents in ways both practical and profound.  Read more.
 
Vietnam's Land Law Raises Status, Income and Security for Wives
Traditional male ownership of land and production assets across East Asia and the Pacific has kept women in poverty and limited their participation in society. In 2004, Vietnam introduced a land law making it mandatory for all Land Tenure Certificates to include the name of both husband and wife. The new law overturned years of patriarchal monopoly on land resources, with far reaching consequences for women.  Read more.
 
Vietnam: Peach Trees Bring 'Lucky Money' at Tet
Joining water user organizations (WUOs) has helped poor women farmers in Vietnam multiply crop yields and add high-value horticultural produce to their farms. With support from the Bank's Water Resource Assistance Project, the WUOs—whose members are 60-70% women—have helped build a 2,500 km canal system modernizing six of the country's largest irrigation systems.  Read more.
 
Approved
Thailand:  Highway Management Project [Additional Financing]
$79.3 million to support the government's efforts to improve the nation's highway system. The additional loan will mainly help finance the widening of five national highway sections from two lanes to four.  Read more.
 
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Europe and Central Asia
 
Europe and Central Asia Facing Energy Crunch
The outlook for primary energy supplies, heat, and electricity is questionable for the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, despite Russia and Central Asia's current role as a major energy supplier to both Eastern and Western Europe. In spite of the underlying resource base, the region as a whole will face an energy shortage unless investments of more than $3 trillion are made over the next 20 years, according to the new Bank report, Lights Out? The Energy Outlook in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaRead more.
 
FYR Macedonia and Bank Discuss New Country Partnership Strategy
At the conclusion of high-level meetings in Skopje this week, the government of FYR Macedonia and the Bank agreed on the basic direction of the new four-year Country Partnership Strategy, which will focus on 'green' and inclusive growth in support of EU accession and post-crisis recovery.  Read more.
 
Bulgaria: Ten Years of Pension Reform—Achievements and Challenges
Florian Fichtl, the Bank's representative in Bulgaria, said that additional reforms will be needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the country's pension system. He spoke at a conference organized by the Centre for Economic Development and the Balkan Institute for Labor and Social Policy in Sofia on March 16.  Read more.
 
Kazakhstan: Bank Holds Workshop for Potential Applicants to 2010 Grant Program
On March 12, the Bank's offices in Kazakhstan held a workshop for potential grant seekers under the Social Development Civil Society Fund (CSF). The workshop connected participants in six cities via videoconference, attracting a record number of attendees, to acquaint prospective applicants with the CSF grant program, its selection criteria, and lessons learned from previous rounds.  Read more.
 
Approved
Armenia: Second Public Sector Modernization Project
$9 million to enhance the government's ability to deliver public service delivery by strengthening capacity in policy formulation, maximizing the efficiency of human resources, and developing information systems for work flow and communication.  Read more.
 
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Latin America and the Caribbean
 
Approved
Argentina/Province of San Juan: San Juan Social Inclusion and Development Project—SWAp
$50 million to support the government's efforts to improve the quality, equity, and efficiency of health and primary education services, and to strengthen public sector management.  Read more.
 
Approved
Colombia:  Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant for Mainstreaming Sustainable Cattle Ranching Project
$7 million to promote the adoption of environment-friendly silvopastoral production systems for cattle ranching, improve natural resource management, enhance the provision of environmental services (biodiversity, land, carbon, and water), and raise productivity in participating farms.  Read more.
 
Approved
Haiti:  Infrastructure and Institution Emergency Recovery Project
$65 million to support Haiti's recovery from the earthquake through restoring key economic and financial functions of the government, carrying out emergency rehabilitation of selected public infrastructure, and providing institutional support, reconstruction planning, and project management.  Read more.
 
Approved
Brazil:  Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant for Biodiversity Conservation in the Cerrado Savanna
$7 million in support of the Sustainable Cerrado Initiative to Brazil to enhance biodiversity conservation in, and improve environmental and natural resource management of the Cerrado in the Brazil's territory through appropriate policies and practices.  Read more.
 
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Middle East and North Africa
 
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South Asia
 
Reaching Millions in India: Primary Education for All Children
India's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All) program was created with ambitious objectives—to increase enrollments, reduce out-of-school children, narrow gender and social gaps, and improve the quality of elementary education for all children. Since 2001, the program has enrolled some 20 million previously out-of-school children.  Read more.
 
Approved
India:  Second Elementary Education Project [Additional Financing]
$750 million to support the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) program, a nationwide effort to provide quality elementary education to all children. The additional financing will help expand activities related to increasing access at the upper primary level (grades 5-8), increasing elementary level completion rates, and improving learning outcomes for the full elementary cycle (grades 1-8).  Read more.
 
Approved
India: Second Technical/Engineering Education Quality Improvement Project
$300 million to support the government's efforts to strengthen selected institutions to produce more employable and higher quality engineers and prepare more post-graduate students to reduce faculty shortages.  Read moreFeature Story.
 
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Tunisia Grows Economy, Creates Jobs
Faced with persistently high unemployment, particularly among college graduates, Tunisia has improved its global competitiveness and accelerated domestic economic growth through a series of development policy loans from the Bank. Since the late 1990s, Tunisia has become one of the leading competitive economies in Africa. Between 1996 and 2007, Tunisia saw a doubling in exports of goods and services.  Read more.
 
Morocco's Civil Service Boosts Efficiency
Despite recent economic gains, Morocco's social indicators lag behind those of comparable countries, due to weak public service delivery. The Bank is working with the government to improve public administration, making it leaner, more focused, and more efficient in the delivery of social services. For example, in 2008, the government streamlined the civil service, and 89% of recruited civil servants joined the education or health sectors.  Read more.
 
Reforms Help Mexico's Development Finance Institutions Thrive
 A decade ago, Mexico's development financial institutions (DFIs) accounted for one-fifth of the total credit provided by the banking sector, yet their operations were often inefficient and blighted by high costs and undue risks. The Bank worked with the Mexican government to cut the number of DFIs by 50% through mergers and closure of poorly performing institutions; the remaining DFIs were made more effective and accountable, thereby ensuring public funds were being well-targeted and efficiently used.  Read more.
 
Mauritius Averts Worst Impacts of Financial Crisis
In 2006, Mauritius accelerated much-needed and difficult economic reforms with assistance from a $210 million development policy lending program with the Bank, enabling the country to boost growth and avert the worst impacts of the global economic downtown. Between 2006 and 2008, GDP growth averaged 5.3% annually (up from 3.3%), unemployment declined to 7.2% (down from 9.5%), and the budget deficit shrank from 5.4 of GDP to 3%.  Read more.
 
 
 
Director, Loan Department
The Controller's (CTR's) Vice Presidency, responsible for all aspects of the financial reporting and internal control framework, is seeking a Director of the Loan Department to manage approximately 90 staff, an administrative budget of approximately $12 million, and CTR's participation in all Network, Human Resources and operational activities supporting the disbursement of loans, including CTR's relationship with Financial Management, Procurement, and Operational Core Services.  Read more.
 
 
 
Transparency Revolution Reaches the Bank
Sina Odugbemi discusses the Bank's new Access to Information Policy and what it will mean for staff, stakeholders, and the public.  By providing greater access to the institution's own information, the new policy (which goes into effect on July 1, 2010) will help strengthen the norm of transparency in governance in the global system.  Read more.
 
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Search, Interact, Visualize, Share: The Data Finder
Data Finder allows you to find, search, share and interact with key development data, all in one place. Use world maps to visualize and compare 54 key development indicators country-by-country and year-by-year. Then, take your findings to-go using export and embed features.  Read more.
 
 
The World Bank Is on YouTube
The Bank joined YouTube in 2007 and now has a dynamic channel with new videos every week on subjects ranging from Aceh after the Tsunami to Fighting Malaria in the Zambia. The channel also carries video stories on World Bank events and publications as well as interviews with development experts on staff.  See videos.  See also Broadcast and Multimedia at worldbank.org
 
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