Tuesday, June 22, 2010

[socialactionfoundationforequity:2934 White House Appoints 2010-2011 Class of White House Fellows

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White House Appoints 2010-2011 Class of White House Fellows
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Immediate Release June 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the White House announced the appointment of
13 outstanding men and women to serve as White House Fellows. The
White House Fellows come from diverse backgrounds, varied professions
and all of the 2010-2011 Fellows have shown a strong commitment to
public service and leadership. The 2010-2011 class of Fellows and
their biographies are included below.

"This year's White House Fellows are comprised of some of the best and
brightest leaders in our country," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "I
applaud their unyielding commitment to public service and dedication
to serving their community."

The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964 by President
Lyndon B. Johnson to give promising American leaders "first hand, high-
level experience with the workings of the Federal government, and to
increase their sense of participation in national affairs." This
unique position in our nation's government encourages active
citizenship and service to the nation. The Fellows also take part in
an education program designed to broaden their knowledge of
leadership, policy formulation, military operations, and current
affairs. Community service is another important component of the
program, and Fellows participate in service projects throughout the
year in the Washington, D.C. area.

Selection as a White House Fellow is highly competitive and based on a
record of remarkable early career professional achievement, evidence
of leadership potential, a proven commitment to public service, and
the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute successfully at the
highest levels of the Federal government. Throughout its history, the
program has fostered leaders in many fields including leaders in
government, business, media, medicine, diplomacy and the military.
Additional information about the White House Fellows program is
available at www.WhiteHouse.gov/fellows.

2010-2011 Class of White House Fellows

Samar Ali, Waverly, TN. Samar Ali is an Associate with the firm Hogan
Lovells US LLP. She is responsible for counseling clients on mergers
& acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari'a compliant
transactions, project finance, and international business matters.
During her time with Hogan Lovells, she has been a founding member of
the firm's Abu Dhabi office. Prior to that, she clerked for The
Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Sixth Circuit and for The Honorable Edwin Cameron, now of the
Constitutional Court of South Africa, where she also worked
extensively on editing his book Witness to AIDS. While in Nashville,
Samar led the YMCA Israeli-Palestinian Modern Voices for Progress
Program, and is currently the transatlantic liaison for the
development of the Palestine Diabetes Institute. She is a founding
member of the first U.S. Delegation to the World Islamic Economic
Forum, and has served as an Advisory Board Member of the Vanderbilt
Institute for Global Health. She is also a three-time Southeastern
Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Champion. Samar received a J.D. from
Vanderbilt Law School and a B.S. in Political Science with Honors from
Vanderbilt, where she served as the first Arab-Muslim student body
president.

Pat Basu, Naperville, IL. Pat Basu is a radiologist at Stanford
University and the Palo Alto VA. At Stanford, he is Course Director of
Health Policy, Finance and Economics, and lectures nationally and
internationally on these areas of expertise. Pat was named the
Consultant Physician of the Year at Stanford in 2009, where he served
as Chief Resident Physician in 2008. He received the AMA's National
Excellence in Medicine Award for Leadership in 2007. Pat co-founded
ExtendMD, a web portal designed to enhance outpatient care. He serves
as a business consultant to medical centers, Fortune 500 companies and
venture capital firms. Pat founded STARS Luncheon, a non-profit
designed to support lower socioeconomic children for future college
and career success. Pat graduated with Honors from the University of
Chicago, earning his M.D. and M.B.A degrees. In Chicago, he served in
the highest leadership roles on the Dean's Council in medical school,
as president of his business school cohort, and led the Adolescent
Substance Abuse Program. Pat attended the University of Illinois on a
National Merit Scholarship where he graduated with Honors in
Mechanical Engineering and served on the University Senate. Pat served
on admissions committees at the University of Chicago and Stanford
University.

R. Erich Caulfield, Baton Rouge, LA. R. Erich Caulfield is the Chief
Policy Advisor to the Mayor and Business Administrator of the City of
Newark. He is responsible for directing the City's federal economic
stimulus-related efforts, which involves reviewing, implementing and/
or tracking projects totaling $360 million. He also leads the
development of Newark's implementation plan for First Lady Michelle
Obama's "Let's Move" childhood obesity campaign. Prior to government
service, Erich worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Company, focusing
on public sector projects. There, he led the design and implementation
of an improved textbook delivery system for a 50,000-student urban
school district, and established and supervised a project management
office that coordinated 36 initiatives designed to improve customer
satisfaction for a multi-billion dollar company. He has served as an
elected member of the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), where, as an international award-
winning student researcher and Graduate Student Body President, he
became the only person in the University's history to receive all
three of its highest distinctions for leadership and student life
contributions. Erich received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. and a B.S., Phi Beta
Kappa, in Physics and Mathematics from Morehouse College.

Jason Dempsey, Jefferson City, MO. Jason Dempsey is a Lieutenant
Colonel in the US Army. He spent 2009 in Afghanistan as the
Operations Officer for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th
Mountain Division and was responsible for coordinating and planning
the actions of a 3,200-person task force conducting counterinsurgency
operations in two previously unoccupied provinces south of Kabul. In
2005, he deployed to Iraq to help draft and coordinate policy towards
Kirkuk and the reconciliation of conflict stemming from the
displacement of Kurdish and Shi'ite populations in northern Iraq. He
has also served with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 75th Ranger
Regiment, and the 3rd Infantry Division. Jason graduated with honors
from West Point and holds a PhD in political science from Columbia
University. His book, Our Army: Soldiers, Politics and American
Civil-Military Relations, was published by Princeton University Press
in 2010. He has also published articles on presidential approval
ratings during foreign policy crises, Army efforts toward gender
integration, and the experiences of Hispanics in the United States
Army. For his research Jason was awarded a Dwight Eisenhower/Clifford
Roberts Fellowship in 2005 and served as a working group member of the
Army's Commission on Officer Diversity and Advancement.

Harley Feldbaum, Glen Echo, MD. Harley Feldbaum is Director of the
Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative and a Professorial
Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International
Studies. He directs all daily operations of a $1.6 million Gates
Foundation grant to improve global health policymaking and train
future leaders at the nexus between international relations and global
health. Harley also serves as an author and senior consultant to the
CSIS Global Health Policy Center and is a Fellow with the Truman
National Security Project. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Harley consulted
for the Nuffield Trust on health and security issues, was a program
associate with the California Endowment, and worked as an interviewer
and analyst on the Baltimore City needle exchange vans. Harley was a
Luce Scholar in Chiang Mai Thailand, worked in the Nagatyad refugee
camp with refugees from the Bosnian War, and volunteered for 3 years
with the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team on Mount Snowdon in North
Wales. Harley received a Ph.D. in public health policy from the
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Masters in Public
Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and
graduated with Honors from Wesleyan University.

Thomas Fisher, Chicago, IL. Thomas Fisher is an Assistant Professor at
The University of Chicago. He practices Emergency Medicine in the
Department of Medicine and studies the roles of race, socio-cultural
structures and stereotyping in racial disparities in health and health
care. Currently he is developing a community-medical center
partnership called "Community Solutions in Action" to produce research
and interventions that transform emergency departments' approaches to
vulnerable communities. He also partners with the New Community
Program/Woodlawn in "Ask the Doctor," a monthly community discussion
on health. In the past he participated in founding Project
Brotherhood, a health care center specifically for African-American
men. He has mentored Chicago Public Schools students including co-
leading the University of Chicago-Kenwood Academy program for academic
exploration. His medical training included a year as Chief Resident
and a Fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars
Program. He is faculty affiliate of The University of Chicago's
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Recently, he was
a 2007 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and a 2009 Aspen Institute
Health Forum Fellow. Thomas holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an
M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health and an M.D. from The
University of Chicago.

Bill Gallagher, Springfield, VA. Bill Gallagher is a Lieutenant
Commander in the United States Navy and a U.S. Navy SEAL. His
thirteen-year career has included eight deployments, with three to
Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and two to Iraq
in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bill also had the distinct
honor to serve for several years within Naval Special Warfare
Development Group. In 2003, he served as the Deputy Tactical
Commander for the rescue of over 230 American citizens and 1100
foreign nationals from the U.S. Embassy and U.N. compound in Monrovia,
Liberia. In 2005, Bill led a U.S. special operations team assigned to
protect the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, Dr. Barham Salih.
Following that mission's successful completion, Bill was assigned to
protect the former Prime Minister of Iraq, Dr. Ayad Allawi, during the
drafting of the Iraqi Constitution. His military decorations include
the Combat Action Ribbon and four awards of the Bronze Star medal with
combat-distinguishing "V" device for valor in combat. Bill holds a
Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy where he was a
Division-I lacrosse player and varsity letterman, and he holds a
Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Holly Harrison, Vienna, VA. Holly Harrison is a Lieutenant Commander
in the United States Coast Guard. She is the first woman to command a
Coast Guard vessel during combat operations and became the first Coast
Guard woman to receive the Bronze Star medal for her service at the
outset of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her 15 years of military service
include over eight years of sea duty around the world, second in
command of the Coast Guard's Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, and
service on the Commandant's personal staff. In the Office of Budget
and Program Review, she reviews policy and builds, justifies, and
defends the Coast Guard's budget for programs representing $2.7
billion of operating base funding. A volunteer firefighter and
emergency medical technician for over 10 years, Holly currently works
with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Fairfax, Virginia, and has
received numerous awards for her service, including firefighter and
volunteer of the year. Her publications include articles in Naval
Institute's Proceedings and Navy League's Seapower magazines and an
opening chapter of the book "Women at War." Holly received a Master
of Public Policy degree from Princeton University and Master of
Educational Technology Leadership, Summa Cum Laude, from The George
Washington University.

Erica Jeffries, Alexandria, VA. Erica Jeffries is an Associate with
Booz Allen Hamilton where she specializes in the defense, strategic
policy, and national security arenas. Currently, Erica supports the
Office of the Secretary of Defense as a project manager in the Office
of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Office of Net
Assessment. Most recently, Erica has supported the J5 directorate,
Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), in Stuttgart, Germany.
Prior to working at Booz Allen, Erica served as an active duty Army
aviation officer. While in the Army, Erica was a platoon leader and
an Executive Officer in an Aviation battalion as a UH-60L Blackhawk
helicopter pilot. She also served as the Assistant Secretary of the
General Staff (ASGS) for all of III Corps and Fort Hood. Erica holds
a B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military
Academy at West Point and a Masters of Arts in National Security
Studies from Georgetown University.

Jeffrey Prescott, New Haven, CT. Jeffrey Prescott is Deputy Director
of the China Law Center, Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law
at Yale Law School. During a decade living and working in China, he
founded and led the Yale Center's Beijing office and was a visiting
scholar at Peking University. Jeff frequently speaks and writes on
Chinese policy and U.S.-China relations. He is fluent in Mandarin.
He also taught human rights as a visiting professor at Fudan
University in Shanghai, on a Henry Luce Foundation Scholarship.
Before that, Jeff was a Robert Bernstein Fellow and Staff Attorney at
the Lawyer's Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First),
where he helped launch the Rights Defenders Program, which provides
lifelines for lawyers and advocates at risk for their work around the
globe. Jeff is a graduate of Yale Law School. He was a senior editor
of the Yale Law Journal and served in the Lowenstein International
Human Rights Clinic, for which he was awarded the C. LaRue Munson
Prize. Jeff clerked for the Hon. Walter Stapleton of the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Wilmington, Delaware. He earned
his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University. Jeff grew up in
Wichita, Kansas.

Sunny Ramchandani, Rowland Heights, CA. Sunny Ramchandani is a
Lieutenant Commander and physician in the United States Navy. He is
currently the Integrated Chief of General Internal Medicine at the
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he co-founded an
innovative primary care delivery model that has enhanced quality,
reduced overall costs, and been adopted by the entire U.S. Military
Health System. In 2009, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Senior
Medical Mentor for the Afghan National Security Forces, guided the
execution of a new healthcare reconstruction strategy, and received
the Bronze Star Medal. As an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the
Uniformed Services University and prior Chair of the American Medical
Association's Resident/Fellow Section, Sunny teaches and mentors young
physicians on how to address today's healthcare challenges. He is also
the Vice-Chair of the Serve DC Commission and manages city-wide
community service programs in Washington DC. Sunny earned his M.P.H.
from the Harvard School of Public Health and his M.D. from the Yale
School of Medicine, where he received the Norman Herzig Award for his
dedication to humanitarian service in India. He earned his B.S. from
the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was a Truman Scholar and graduated
first in his class academically.

Kubby Rashid, Jessup, MD. Kubby Rashid has been a member of the
Gallaudet faculty since 1994, including a stint as Chair of the
Department of Business. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rashid was active
in faculty leadership and administration, and was co chair of a major
initiative to reconfigure all academic programs at the University.
Dr. Rashid served on the board of the World Deaf Leadership Program,
guiding development projects for the deaf communities in South Africa
and Thailand. She has also worked with individuals from many
developing countries, helping deaf people learned to develop
leadership skills and advocate for themselves. Dr. Rashid has
previously been involved with the National Deaf Business Institute and
taught several years for NDBI and Merrill Lynch's summer program for
Deaf Business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. She was the first
coordinator of the Bernstein Leadership Institute's Deaf Women's
Leadership Program, and implemented the program and curriculum that
form the core of the DWLP today. In 2008 she was appointed by
Governor Martin O'Malley to a six year term on the Board of the
Maryland School for the Deaf and also serves as a Board member of
Discovering Deaf Worlds, an NGO dedicated to helping deaf people in
developing countries.

Rachel Thornton, Pikesville, MD. Rachel Thornton is a pediatrician and
public health researcher. She most recently served as an Assistant
Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research addresses
racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care with an emphasis
on childhood obesity. She is passionate about using public health
research to inform policy-making and was the director of a health
impact assessment of Baltimore City's comprehensive zoning code
rewrite, a project among the first of its kind in the U.S. After
receiving a medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a
Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the Bloomberg School of
Public Health, Rachel completed residency training at the Johns
Hopkins Hospital Children's Center. She has published scientific
articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at
national meetings. As National President of the Student National
Medical Association, she lectured nationally and internationally on
racial/ethnic disparities in health and diversity in medical
education. She also participated in service and educational missions
to Ghana and Cuba. Rachel is committed to mentoring and serving as a
positive force in children's' lives. Rachel graduated summa cum
laude, Phi Beta Kappa from New York University, earning her B.A. with
honors in psychology.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2934 Child mortality rates up in 6 African nations despite UN Millennium Development Goals push

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Child mortality rates up in 6 African nations despite UN Millennium
Development Goals push
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Child mortality rates up in Africa despite UN push

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ten African countries have halved their poverty rates
over the last two decades, but child mortality rates have increased in
six sub-Saharan nations, a report on the U.N.'s Millennium Development
Goals released Tuesday found.

The countries that halved their poverty rates since 1990 include
relatively populous countries such as Ethiopia and Egypt and post-
conflict countries such as Angola, the report said. However, in
Nigeria and Zimbabwe, the proportion of the population living in
extreme poverty has risen.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world registering an
increase in the under age 5 mortality rate, which has risen in
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Kenya and Zambia.
Thirty-four of the world's 36 countries with child mortality rates
above 100 per 1,000 births are in sub-Saharan Africa. The others are
Afghanistan and Myanmar.

The Millennium Development Goals Report Card, which was sponsored in
part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was released Tuesday to
coincide with meetings of G-8 and G-20 countries in Canada beginning
Friday.

The report said that the key message concerning the millennium goals
is that progress is possible.

The conditions that help a country make progress include open trade
policies, an openness to technology, consistent leadership committed
to reducing poverty, and reform aimed at making the public sector
accountable, the report said.

The Millennium Development Goals, adopted by 189 world leaders in
2000, include cutting extreme poverty by half, ensuring universal
primary school education for all children, reducing child and maternal
deaths, halting and reversing the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and cutting in
half the proportion of people without access to safe water and basic
sanitation, all by 2015.

Tuesday's report said that progress was mixed on the goal of halving
the number of people who suffer from hunger. Just over half of
countries have made progress in reducing undernourishment. Progress
has varied greatly. In Ghana, hunger levels were cut 75 percent
between 1990 and 2004. But in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hunger
levels more than doubled to 76 percent during the same period.

Ahead of the World Cup earlier this month, the U.N. tried to
underscore some of the vast differences between countries by noting
that life expectancy in Nigeria is 48 years compared with 75 years in
Argentina, and that women in Ivory Coast are eight times more likely
to die in child birth than women in Brazil.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2934 Chief Executives Worldwide support Women’s Empowerment Principles

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Chief Executives Worldwide support Women's Empowerment Principles
http://press-releases.techwhack.com/55616-unifem

June 22nd, 2010

Making Equality a Corporate Priority

Bangalore, India – June 22, 2010: The United Nations Development Fund
for Women (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Global Compact today
announce the 39 lead signers of the CEO Statement of Support for the
Women's Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business, which were
launched at the UN on 8 March 2010. Chief executives expressing their
commitment to advancing equality between men and women, the
cornerstone of the seven Women's Empowerment Principles, come from all
regions of the world and represent diverse global and national
companies. Among them are: Symantec, US; Eskom Holdings Limited, South
Africa; Infosys Technologies Limited, India; Total, France; Levi
Strauss & Co., US; The Westpac Group, Australia; Sunjgoo Group/MCM,
South Korea; Copel-Companhia Paranaense de Energia, Brazil; and
Olympic Group, Egypt. CEOs from consulting and investment companies,
including Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst and Young, Calvert Group,
Ltd. and Pax World Management LLC added their support underlining the
business case that investment in women results in more sustainable and
profitable companies.

UNIFEM Executive Director Inés Alberdi said: "These initial signers of
the CEO Statement are practicing the very first Women's Empowerment
Principle that leadership promotes gender equality. These executives
are affirming the high-level support necessary for the Women's
Empowerment Principles to gain traction in individual companies and
their cultures." The CEO Statement of Support encourages business
leaders to use the seven Women's Empowerment Principles as guide posts
for actions that advance and empower women in the workplace,
marketplace and community, and communicate progress through the use of
sex-disaggregated data and other benchmarks. Signers underscore that
equal treatment of women and men is not just the right thing to do —
it is also good for business and needs to be a priority. The
Principles offer a practical approach to advance women and point the
way to a business and social environment that is both fairer and more
prosperous for everyone.

President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. John Anderson said: "As one of
the first companies to sign onto the CEO Statement of Support for the
Women's Empowerment Principles, we remain dedicated to the advancement
of women globally. Women comprise a significant portion of apparel
sector workers. By investing in access to proper health care, a safe,
non-discriminatory work environment and opportunities for asset
building targeted to women, we're not only investing in our workers,
we're investing in a healthy and sustainable workplace for all."

More than ten CEOs sent statements supporting their commitment to the
Women's Empowerment Principles, in addition to adding their signature
to the CEO Letter of Support. A partnership initiative of UNIFEM and
the UN Global Compact, the Women's Empowerment Principles – Equality
Means Business, offers the business community a new tool to work with
the United Nations to advance the Millennium Development Goals,
particularly Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women. A high-
level private sector forum will be held in New York to coincide with
the UN's 2010 September Summit on the Millennium Development Goals.

Today's leading signatories urge other leaders across the global
business community to join them, a call that will be broadly made at
the upcoming UN Global Compact Leaders Summit on 24–25 June, when more
than 1,000 CEOs, ministers, heads of civil society and the UN will
convene in New York to discuss how to build a new era of
sustainability — an era where environmental, social and governance
issues are deeply integrated into business based on both material and
ethical rationales.

Women continue to be vastly under-represented in top positions and on
boards — their numbers have been increasing only very slowly over the
last decade. To move the dial, Women's Empowerment Principle 1 urges
company leaders to make gender equality a top priority.

About the United Nations Development Fund for Women

UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides
financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and
strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality. Placing
the advancement of women's human rights at the centre of all its
efforts, UNIFEM focuses on reducing feminised poverty, ending violence
against women, reversing the spread of HIV and AIDS among women and
girls, and achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times
of peace as well as war. www.unifem.org

About the United Nations Global Compact

Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to
companies around the world to align their strategies and operations
with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour,
environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of
broader UN goals. Through the development, implementation, and
disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices, business
can help ensure that markets advance in ways that benefit economies
and societies everywhere. The Global Compact is not a regulatory body,
but a voluntary leadership platform for dialogue and learning. With
more than 8,200 signatories in more than 135 countries, it is the
world's largest corporate responsibility initiative. www.unglobalcompact.org

The Women's Empowerment Principles, the product of a collaboration
between UNIFEM and the UN Global Compact informed by an international
multi-stakeholder consultation, are adapted from the Calvert Women's
Principles®. The Calvert Women's Principles were originally developed
in partnership with UNIFEM and launched in 2004 as the first global
corporate code of conduct focused exclusively on empowering, advancing
and investing in women worldwide.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2934 Court raps BMC for ‘classist’ remarks on slum children in civic schools

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Sukanya Shetty, Wed Jun 23 2010, Mumbai:

A day after the Newsline reported that the Brihanmumbai Municipal
Corporation (BMC) had filed an affidavit in the Bombay HC stating that
many children in civic schools hailing from slums did not belong to
"good families", the court came down heavily on the civic body.

A division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and V K Tahilramani have
asked the BMC to file a reply for the "classist" remarks made by the
corporation against the children. "What makes the BMC to think that
the slum children are more difficult to handle than the students from
private schools. What are the basis for such classist remarks that the
authority has made in the affidavit?" said Justice Desai.

The BMC on Friday had filed an affidavit stating that many students in
civic schools are from slum areas. They often have bad habits, are
influenced by movies and fight in classrooms over petty issues, the
nine-page affidavit stated. This affidavit was filed in a reply to a
Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Sherbano Khan, mother of a
seven-year-old boy who lost his eyesight after a classmate jabbed a
pencil into his eye during a classroom scuffle .

The BMC on Tuesday offered to withdraw the affidavit and file a fresh
one on the next hearing. However, the court denied permission to
withdraw the reply and gave two-weeks time to make a fresh affidavit.
"Let the court not even get into the details of how the BMC spends its
allocated fund. If the teacher had more than one classroom to handle,
the BMC better makes arrangements for more teachers. A class can't be
left unattended. The court would also want to know what measures the
BMC is ready to take and what guidelines can be formed," said Justice
Desai in the court.

In her petition, Sherbano had sought proper guidelines to hold schools
responsible in such cases and make them provide a safe and secure
environment. Sherbano had also sought compensation for her son's
treatment. "The court will look only into the larger aspect of the
guidelines. Petitioner should seek compensation from right channel.
The High Court would not get into that," court further said. The case
will come up for next hearing on July 6.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2934 Fresh mercy petition by Sarabjit's lawyer before Pak Prez, based on Punjab Newsline report

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--- On Tue, 22/6/10, Satinder Bains <sjsbains@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Satinder Bains <sjsbains@gmail.com>
Subject: Fresh mercy petition by Sarabjit's lawyer before Pak Prez, based on Punjab Newsline report
To: aanand.bodh@gmail.com, amitshama.84@gmail.com,
Date: Tuesday, 22 June, 2010, 15:31

Fresh mercy petition by Sarabjit's lawyer before Pak Prez, based on Punjab Newsline report

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 22,2010: The fresh mercy petition filed before Pakistan President by lawyer of condemned Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh is based on an investigative report of PunjabNewsline.com revealing the real identity of Manjit Singh, the man named in FIR of 1990 serial bomb blasts in Lahore.

Awais Sheikh cousel of Sarabjit Singh has filed fresh mercy petition before President Asif Ali Zardari and Chief Justice of Supreme Court Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhary on the basis of "fresh evidence" surfaced about the identity of real Manjit Singh.

Awais Sheikh during a press conference at Lahore mentioned the name of PunjabNewsline.com and complimented its Editor Satinder Bains  (writer of this story) for producing evidence to prove innocence of Sarabjit Singh, now lodged in Kot Lakhpat jail.

Sarabjit Singh has been sentenced to death on the charges of spying and carrying out bomb blasts. The court has convicted him in the name of Manjit Singh. The story "Who is real Manjit Singh, responsible for Pak blasts? "
published in PunjabNewsline.com on July 4, 2006 went un-noticed at that time.

PunjabNewsline in its story has revealed that real Manjit Singh, the person named in the FIR was Manjit Singh Rattu an Indian scribe who was living in Paskistan under fake identity of Mohammed Sharif Rattu. He was in Pskistan at the time of bomb blasts. He had lived in India, Paskistan, UK and Canada under different names like Mumtaz Sharif alias Anmol Singh alais M.Singh alias Manjit Singh Genda alias Dr. A.S.Sandhu and Dr.Manjit Singh Rattu.

Awais Sheikh in an email  sent to Satinder Bains said, "Your report not only provided me a proof of real Manjit Singh but as well a moral and psychological support which I needed so  badly. Because you now I am singlehandedly dealing with the case and It was not an easy task for any one to take up the case  of Sarabjit. I faced so many hardship,mental strain,threat but I showed tolerance,patience and of course courage.
 
Now I am  gradually  receiving acceptance. Last week I addressed press conference and your report was provided to the media. I am sending you copies of fresh mercy petitions sent to the President,Chief Justic. You deserve appreciations."

The input about real identity of Manjit Singh was provided to Awais Sheikh by an officer of UK police Jesbir Uppal who was in touch with Punjabnewsline Editor. Jesbir Uppal  has also complimented PunjabNewsline Editor help extended in Sarabjit Singh case. Her email is provided below:

Dear Mr Bains,

Thank you for all your help.

We will all be relieved when Mr Sarabjit Singh is finally released and safely returned to his daughters, wife and sister in India.

Please continue to highlight the case and please interview Mr Sheikh who has written a book about the case which I hope that you can serialise in your publication.

Regards,
Jas


Facts about Manjit Singh

 He started his career as a journalist of Hind Samachar Group and Punjabi Tribune. His life style changed overnight and became suspicious by his conduct. He got married to Balbir Kaur in 1984 and had two children ,one daughter and a son. He had deserted his wife before leaving for Pakistan. She now lives in village Chak Desraj near Phagwara.

A resident of village Ramowal near Mehatpur in Nakodar sub division, Rattu shifted to Jalandhar in 1986 when militancy was at its peak. He went to England in 1993 and then went to Canada in 1997. He married anotrher woman Manjit Kaur Randhawa in Calgary. He was arrested in 1999 on charges of fraud and was released after he completed his sentence. He again went to England in 2000 but he was deported to India by England police in 2001. He again went to Pakistan and reached USA in 2004 at the time of visit of PM Manmohan Singh. He was spotted in Canada in January 2006 he introduced himself as Amrit Mann. He published Khalsa Samachar and Awaj-e-Punjab newspapers in Canada.

Rattu had applied for refugee status in Canada which was rejected. He had taken the plea that he faces threat from Punjab police but could not give any evidence. He was never arrested by Punjab police while operating in Punjab.

A double agent Mohammed alias Rattu , who allegedly worked for the intelligence agencies and the militants, attracted the Police's attention in the 1980's after which he had to flee to neighboring Pakistan. From there he fled to England and allegedly  maintained his ties with the Al-Qaeda militants.

By the time British agencies closed in on him, a Punjabi weekly newspaper's editor, Tarsem Singh Purewal, had already been shot dead and Mohammad Rattu had fled the country. After he was spotted in Vancouver Canada where Tara Singh Hair, the editor of a local newspaper Indo-Canadian Times, was shot dead. Rattu then entered another Canadian city, Calgary, and was finally nabbed, convicted and deported.

Canadian and British authorities are investigating his links with the above-mentioned killings in the U.K. and Canada. He was arrested by Canada Police while he was trying to enter through USA border. He was wanted in Canada in two criminal cases registered against him.He had fled from Canada on two occassions after getting bail from court.

His name also figured in Punjab CM Beant Singh's murder case. He went to Pakistan in 1991, stayed there for thre years, converted into Islam and married a muslim woman Sajda Sultana.



Satinder Bains may be contacted at mobile No.9814149534
email- sjsbains@gmail.com


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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2932 News Release from this morning / Communiqué de ce matin

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Subject: News Release from this morning / Communiqué de ce matin
To: "Community Systems Strengthening" <cssframeworkconsult@eforums.healthdev.org>
Date: Wednesday, 23 June, 2010, 2:32

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Media Release    Communiqué

For immediate release    Également disponible en français

CANADIAN AND AFRICAN ACTIVISTS CALL ON
G8/G20 LEADERS TO TAKE ACTION ON AIDS CRISIS
AT HOME AND ABROAD


Toronto, June 22, 2010 — AIDS activists called today on G8 and G20 leaders to take decisive action during their upcoming summits in Toronto to help overcome HIV/AIDS both in Canada and in developing countries.

This year is the target date set by G8 countries for achieving "universal access" to HIV prevention services and to HIV care, treatment and support.  Yet global action on AIDS is falling off the G8 agenda, despite repeated promises.

"There's been much talk about this being the 'accountability summit', yet many G8 countries are cynically using the financial crisis to flat-line or cut AIDS funding, despite the earlier commitments  to universal access at Gleneagles in 2005," said Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa.  "When billions can be found to bail out corporations, this plea of destitution when it comes to supporting countries bearing the crushing burden of AIDS is patently fraudulent."

Lewis' call for action by the G8 was echoed by Siphiwe Hlope, a grandmother, a founding member of Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL), and one of the first women in Swaziland to declare publicly her HIV-positive status.  "Why should it be that our families, our children, suffer and die, when we know what is needed to prevent new HIV infections and there are medicines that can save millions when they're made available and affordable?"

Denise Lambert of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and the Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation northwest of Edmonton, highlighted the parallels between the crises faced by many developing countries and the challenges facing Aboriginal communities in Canada.  "This disease is taking a terrible toll on Aboriginal peoples in Canada," she said. "In some areas, we are seeing HIV prevalence figures among Aboriginal people on par with many heavily-affected developing countries."

In the face of the ongoing global AIDS crisis, other Canadian activists outlined what Canada can do to address AIDS abroad and at home. 

"There has been tremendous progress in recent years in scaling up HIV prevention measures and getting people on treatment," said Nicci Stein, Executive Director of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD).  "But the response will stall if countries such as Canada and the other G8 nations don't keep their promises on development assistance, including by financing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Global Fund-supported programs to fight these three diseases are essential complements to a much-needed initiative on maternal and child health."

In the last six years, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has supported developing country programs that have saved an estimated 5 million lives and are preventing more than 3500 new HIV infections a day.

On behalf of the National Advocacy Committee for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Peggy Edwards echoed the call for Canada to confirm increased, multi-year support to the Global Fund.  "To turn the tide on the global HIV epidemic, the Global Fund needs an estimated US$20 billion over the next three years.  Given what we've been contributing in recent years, Canada should commit to funding 5 percent of this. This would be about $10 per Canadian per year, with a huge impact on preventing and treating HIV, TB and malaria," said Edwards.  More than 300 Canadian and African grandmothers are gathering in Toronto later this week on the eve of the summits.

Richard Elliott, Executive Director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, highlighted another, complementary way Canada can help respond to AIDS in the developing world, including reducing child mortality from AIDS.  "The resources that must be mobilized to scale up AIDS treatment will have all the more impact if countries can buy the medicines they need at lower prices.  Parliamentarians could help by passing Bill C-393 to fix the flaws in Canada's Access to Medicines Regime, which was created 6 years ago to help developing countries get access to lower-cost, generic versions of expensive, brand-name drugs, but has delivered little so far."

Ron Rosenes, a long-term activist living with HIV and a spokesperson for the Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC), noted that access to medicines and needed health services is still a barrier within Canada as well, particularly for marginalized populations and for some Aboriginal communities.  "Equal, timely access to medicines in Canada requires a national pharmacare plan," said Rosenes.  "Furthermore, we need to address developing world conditions in our own country to ensure that people have access to quality health care regardless of where they live."

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DES ACTIVISTES CANADIENS ET AFRICAINS DEMANDENT AUX DIRIGEANTS DU G8/G20 D'AGIR POUR CONTRER LA CRISE DE SIDA AU CANADA ET À L'ÉTRANGER


Toronto, 22 juin 2010 – Des activistes de la lutte contre le sida ont demandé aujourd'hui aux dirigeants du G8 et du G20 de prendre des mesures décisives lors de leurs prochains sommets à Toronto afin d'aider à vaincre le VIH/sida à la fois au Canada et dans les pays en développement.

En effet, les pays du G8 se sont fixé 2010 comme année cible pour atteindre l'« accès universel » aux services de prévention, de soins, de traitement et de soutien en matière de VIH. Cependant, malgré de nombreuses promesses, la lutte mondiale contre le sida fait de moins en moins partie du programme du G8.

« On a beaucoup entendu dire que cette rencontre serait le « sommet de la responsabilité », mais bon nombre de pays du G8 font preuve de cynisme et utilisent le prétexte de la crise financière pour réduire ou à peine maintenir le financement des programmes de lutte contre le sida, malgré les engagements qu'ils ont pris envers l'accès universel lors de la rencontre de Gleneagles en 2005 », affirme Stephen Lewis, ancien envoyé spécial des Nations Unies pour le VIH/sida en Afrique. « Quand on pense que nous arrivons à trouver des milliards pour sauver les sociétés, cet argument du manque de fonds lorsqu'il en vient à aider les pays qui portent le fardeau accablant du sida est carrément criminel. »

Siphiwe Hlope, une grand-mère et membre fondatrice du groupe Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL), et une des premières femmes au Swaziland à déclarer publiquement sa séropositivité, fait écho à l'appel à l'action de M. Lewis face au G8 : « Pourquoi nos familles et nos enfants devraient-ils souffrir et mourir, alors que nous savons ce qu'il faut faire pour prévenir les nouvelles infections au VIH et qu'il suffit de rendre les médicaments accessibles et abordables pour sauver des millions de personnes? »

Denise Lambert, du Réseau canadien autochtone du sida (RCAS), et la Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation, du nord-ouest d'Edmonton, ont souligné les parallèles entre les crises auxquelles font face de nombreux pays en développement et les défis des communautés autochtones au Canada. « Cette maladie est un véritable fléau pour les peuples autochtones du Canada, déclare t elle. Dans certaines régions, la prévalence du VIH parmi les Autochtones est aussi élevée que dans de nombreux pays en développement lourdement affectés par la maladie. »

Dans le contexte de la crise mondiale continue du sida, d'autres activistes canadiens ont expliqué ce que le Canada peut faire pour aborder l'épidémie de sida à l'étranger et au pays.

« Nous avons fait d'énormes progrès dans les dernières années en matière de prévention du VIH et d'accès aux traitements », déclare Nicci Stein, directrice générale de la Coalition interagence sida et développement (CISD). « Mais la réponse s'estompera si les pays comme le Canada et d'autres membres du G8 ne tiennent pas leurs promesses en matière d'assistance au développement, y compris pour ce qui est du financement du Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme. Partout au monde, les programmes financés par ce Fonds qui visent à lutter contre ces trois maladies sont d'une importance cruciale dans la lutte pour la santé maternelle et infantile, une entreprise absolument indispensable. »

Au cours des six dernières années, le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme a appuyé des programmes de pays en développement qui ont sauvé environ 5 millions de vies et qui préviennent chaque jour plus de 3500 nouveaux cas d'infection au VIH.

Au nom du Comité de plaidoyer national de la Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (Campagne des grands-mères pour les grands-mères) de la Fondation Stephen Lewis, Peggy Edwards s'est ralliée aux nombreuses voix qui demandent au gouvernement canadien de confirmer son engagement à augmenter le montant de son soutien pluriannuel envers le Fonds mondial. « Pour vaincre l'épidémie mondiale de VIH, le Fonds mondial a besoin d'environ 20 milliards de dollars américains au cours des trois prochaines années. Au vu de notre contribution ces dernières années, le Canada devrait s'engager à assurer 5 % de cette somme. Cela représente environ 10 dollars par Canadien par année, et les répercussions sur la prévention et le traitement du VIH, de la tuberculose et de la malaria seraient considérables », affirme Mme Edwards. Plus de 300 grands-mères canadiennes et africaines se réuniront à Toronto plus tard cette semaine à la veille des sommets.

Richard Elliott, directeur général du Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida, a illustré une autre façon dont le Canada peut aider à répondre au sida – et à la mortalité infantile due au sida – dans les pays en développement. « Les ressources que nous devons mobiliser pour renforcer le traitement du sida auront d'autant plus d'effet si les pays peuvent acheter les médicaments dont ils ont besoin à des prix abordables. Les membres du Parlement peuvent aider en adoptant le projet de loi C 393, qui vise à réparer le Régime canadien d'accès aux médicaments (RCAM). Ce dernier a été créé il y a six ans en vue d'aider les pays en développement à avoir accès à des versions génériques abordables de médicaments de marque coûteux, mais n'a produit presque aucun résultat à ce jour. »

Ron Rosenes, un activiste de longue date qui vit avec le VIH et un porte-parole du Conseil canadien de surveillance et d'accès aux traitements (CCSAT), a fait remarquer que l'accès aux médicaments et aux services de santé demeure un enjeu également au Canada, en particulier pour les populations marginalisées et pour certaines communautés autochtones. « L'accès égalitaire et opportun aux médicaments au Canada requiert un régime national d'assurance-médicaments, affirme M. Rosenes. De plus, les conditions dans certaines régions de notre pays ressemblent à celles de pays en développement; il s'agit là d'une réalité que nous devons aborder afin de faire en sorte que les gens aient accès à des services de santé de qualité, où qu'ils habitent. »

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Gilles Marchildon
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Cell. : 1-647-248-2400
Courriel : gmarchildon@aidslaw.ca



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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2932 Reforms in Indian Justice for Good Governance

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From: Herminia Da costa <ermindacosta@gmail.com>
Subject: Reforms in Indian Justice for Good Governance
To: "Avnish Jolly" <avnishjolly@yahoo.com>
Date: Wednesday, 23 June, 2010, 0:23

World's worst Industrial Disaster - Bhopal Tragedy
 
The issue dominating the headlines is the Bhopal tragedy, and how and why U.C. Chairman W. Anderson got away.  But the fact is that the health consequences of exposure to the poisonous MIC gas were - and continue to be - grossly underestimated.
 
It not only caused immediate fatalities, but has continued to do so over the years, often in the most excruciatingly painful manner, with consequences for future generations as well.  This new evidence should have been collated and used to revisit and reassess the compensation.
 
Instead, we have permitted the culprits to take refuge behind the fact that Union Carbide was taken over by Dow Chemical, which claims to have acquired only assets and not liabilities.  Does this have any legal basis? Has no one heard of 'vicarious corporate liability'?
 
We are now the laughing stock of the world because we let our people get trampled upon like this.  If our own laws were inadequate, as has been alleged in some quarters, why was no ammendment tabled and passed in the Lok Sabha, or an ordinance promulgated?  The shocking reality is that even today the site is contaminated.
 
At the same time we have the ridiculous spectacle of the country's Law Minister attacking his own judiciary for a verdict issued by the Supreme Court way back in 1996, If an attack was called for it should have come in 1996, for the sloppy manner in which CBI investigated the case after they took it over from Hanumanganj Police Station in 1984.  But was the CBI's sloppiness a result of inefficiency or was it politically 'appropriate' at that time?  What possessed the government to settle for such a paltry compensation for the world's worst industrial disaster?
 
The text of the supreme court order suggests that the case was presented such that the learned judges could do little else.  The assessment of the medical fallout of the leak - the crucial issue -was totally inadequate.  The justification for changing the charge from Section 304 -A (death by negligence) to Section 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was poorly presented, in spite of a clear evidence in UC's own internal assessments that there was a danger of a lack of a leak.
 
As for getting Anderson back, we have as much chance as a snowball in hell.  Apart from the age-related sympathy factor, the US government in its usual hypocritical manner will politely tell us to take a walk.  Or they might get truly imaginative and suggest we get the required funds from all those billions our politiciains and businessmen have stashed in Swiss banks1
 
B.S. Raghavan's article in 'Business Line' titled 'A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma' makes intriguing reading.  Anderson was given VIP treatment and permitted to leave the country on 7 December 1984.  A man named Adil Shahriyar was granted a US presidential pardon 'as a good-will gesture' for 'reasons of state' on 11 june 1985.  Shahriyar had been sentenced in  1982 to 35 years hard labour in the US for drug trafficking, illegal possession of fire arms, transporting arms across state borders and attempting to blow up a ship.  His appeal was turned down in the US Court of Appeals because " evidence presented supports the verdicts". Adil happens to be the son of Muhammad Yunus, who was very closely linked to the Indira Gandhi family, and a "mentor to both sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi"!
 
More recently there was an uproar in the UK because 340 million pounds of aid to India for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan had either been misused or 'disappeared'. Misuse include purchase of cars, television sets, luxury beds and even funding the production of a film! The news was not the result of an undercover operation; it simply quoted the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Why the deafening silence in India, both from the treasury benches and the opposition? This implies either total ignorance of the implications, or that everyone has a finger in the pie.
 
Good Governance is a cohesive effort between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary, with the press and media the fourth estate keeping a watchful eye. Let us hope that our SAFE succeed in collective reforms innitiative for achieving effective governance through  harmonious synergy with all the four estates.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2931 Time to pledge a lecture

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Subject: Time to pledge a lecture
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Date: Wednesday, 23 June, 2010, 1:43

Supercourse Newsletter

18 June 2010

www.pitt.edu/~super1/

 

Dear Friends,

 

Adapt an adorable lecture

 

Eugene Garfield, the father of citation analysis is giving us $5,000 from his organization.  We thank him very much.  This most certainly helps our meager budget and moves us forward for a few more months.  You too can contribute to the Supercourse by "adapting a lecture"  for a small amount of money each month you adapt an orphan lecture from India, Buffalo, or Peru.  All of our lectures are warm, brilliant, and cuddly (sort of like Ella).  Please feel free to examine and play with our lectures at www.pitt.edu/~super1/. You can contribute right through this page.  You can even take one of my lectures home, and us it to teach and play with your children.  What you pay for an X box, or I-Phone, you might consider supporting our orphan lectures that definitely need a home.

 

Library of Alexandria Supercourse and the Future

 

When I am asked to teach an hour talk on something I am not familiar, it takes me about 12-15 hours to prepare a lecture, and it typically is not very good. In the next few months the Library of Alexandria Supercourse will be up and running with the potential having millions of PowerPoint lectures.  What will this mean for higher education?  One major aspect is that he preparation times for teaching will be reduced by potentially 80%, thus instead of ~20 hours that many of us use for preparation, it might be only 4 hours but with much better lectures.  We thus reduce markedly the burden to produce high class lectures.  What will we do with our extra time? I would value your thoughts as to the future impact on higher education of the BA supercourse of science. It "takes my breath away" to think how we might help transform education.

 

In the end, its not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away. (shing xiong)

 

Call for lectures:  Friends, it is nearly July, many of you are getting bored. You have watched as many re-runs of Desperate Housewives as you can.  The Buzz of the World cup is in the air, but will soon end. Your children are at home, and driving you nuts.  What can you do to break out of the summer doldrums?   Wellll, you can send a Supercourse lecture to us. There are many areas still not explored in the Supercourse, and your lecture would fill the gap.  Eugene Shubnikov is now sitting at an Internet café at the Crimeria  waiting for your lecture.  Tell your friends that we are nearing harvest time for lectures, and would like to gather a whole bunch of new, modern, lectures, that are ripe for intellectual plucking.  If you want your students and children to learn from the best, then we need you to contribute lectures to share with the best.  Please send these to Super1@pitt.edu.

 

Indigenous Health:  A small group of us, lead by Shu-yu from Taiwan, Yang Ze, Grace Egeland, Dean Seneca, and Eugene Shubnikov are interesting in building a Supercourse for indigenous populations.  The reality is that minority populations world wide often have similar health problems, Obesity, Diabetes, Smoking etc.  We think by gather lectures on the health and risk factors of the Roma in Hungry, Aborigines in Australia , Inuit in Canada , native tribes in Peru , etc. that we can learn from each other as to how best improve the health of minority populations.  If you  are interested in joining, please drop me a note at ronaldlaporte@gmail.com.

 

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, bu the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great (Mark Twain)

 

Fishing:  It is very exciting as we are just about done fishing for deans.  Marwa Abdelrassoul and her team of "Agra-fishers" at the Library of Alexandria will complete the deans of the Agricultural schools by the end of June.  We will have over 2500 deans, and Ministers of Health representing well over 3 million faculty, students and MOH staff.  We would appreciate any advice that you might have as now that have caught the dean fish, we need start to feed them WHO, Library of Alexandria and Supercourse knowledge about global health and non-communicable diseases.   We plan to revamp the two lectures that Faina developed on Prevention and Global Health and ask all teachers and students to present at least one slide from the lectures next year.  To paraphrase the classic Chinese quote:

 

Give a dean a video lecture, and you will teach his class of 25.  Educate a dean to use Supercourse lectures, and you will teach 100s of faculty and students  (Ron Ze)

 

Bears:  Jan, Ella and I live in a suburban part of Pittsburgh , about 15 km away.  We heard on the news that a Black Bear was seen about km from our house. This is truly amazing.  Ella weighs 3 kilos, she would be a tasty little morsel for a bear. It is really rather cool. First turkeys, then deer, and now Smoky the bear.

 

Lecture of the week


Supercourse houses many lectures in many public health areas, but today we want to go back to the basics and highlight a very important lecture that answers a very basic question "What is Public Health" This lecture was created by Dr. Jesse Huang from China and can be accessed at
http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec37921/index.htm
In addition to various accomplishments in the field of public health and epidemiology, Dr. Huang created a Chinese Supercourse project where he mobilized a large number of medical students in China to translate the Supercourse into Chinese language. This lecture may be especially valuable to the newer members of our network, who are still struggling with an easy, but yet so complicated question of what is public health.

 

Best Regards

 

Ron, Ella, Faina, Eugene, Francois, Meredith, Raj, Eric, Ismail, Vint, Gil, Nicholas, Ali, Jesse, Kawkab, Najeeb

 

 

 

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Dear Roxana

sincere thanks

regards

parijat

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Roxana M. Brandt <rochymauricio@gmail.com> wrote:
Food Proteins and Their Applications (Food Science and Technology (Marcel Dekker, Inc.),80.)
by: Damodaran
en

 

Protein Functionality in Food Systems (I F T Basic Symposium Series)
by: Hettiarachchy
en

http://ifile.it/zsyjbgm/0824791975.zip


 
On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 4:20 AM, Parijat Kanetkar <parijatkanetkar@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Friends,

can anyone send the pdf version of the reference and links for downloading the ebooks mentioned below:-

Changes of Lemon Flavor Components in an Aqueous Solution during UV Irradiation

Yuko Iwanami, Hideki Tateba,* Nobuko Kodama, and Katsumi Kishino

Ogawa and Company, Ltd., 6-32-9 Akabanenishi, Kita-ku, Tokyo 115, Japan

J. Agric. Food Chem., 1997, 45 (2), pp 463–466 

DOI: 10.1021/jf960100h 

Publication Date (Web): February 17, 1997

E-BOOKS

1. Food proteins and their applications By Srinivasan Damodaran, Alain Paraf
Marcel Dekker Inc.      ISBN 0-8247-9820-1

2. Protein functionality in food systems By Navam S. Hettiarachchy,
Gregory R. Ziegler -  Basic Symposium Series

ISBN-13: 9780824791971


sincere thanks

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* Manipulating blood values - 5 messages, 4 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/3069afdc684ac370?hl=en
* Kirchen Possible Heart Attack - 12 messages, 6 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/0994eb0b86918592?hl=en
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* Lance Armstrong pulls out of the Tour de France !!! - 3 messages, 3 authors
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TOPIC: Manipulating blood values
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/3069afdc684ac370?hl=en
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== 1 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 11:05 am
From: Anton Berlin


On Jun 22, 11:22 am, Amit Ghosh <amit.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 21, 4:47 pm, "hargo...@yahoo.com" <hargo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > My understanding is that the riders required to report to the testing
> > after the finish. I believe that they have to report immediately. The
> > testing area is so close to the podium that it would be almost
> > impossible to cheat.
>
> dumbass,
>
> the athletes already know how to game the system, which is why out of
> competition testing and then the biological passport have been
> developed, to keep up with the ingenuity of the dopers.
>
> if the athletes know when/where they will be tested (ie. post race)
> the best dopers will be able to evade the controls easily.

http://article.wn.com/view/2010/06/10/Bordry_slams_UCIs_biological_passport_w/

== 2 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 12:52 pm
From: Betty

> In article
> <dbc8d14c-67e7-4d71-86f9-5ed087a031e7@c33g2000yqm.googlegroups.com>,
> "
>
>> On Jun 21, 2:00 pm, "Mark J." <MarkUse...@comcast.net> wrote:
>>> hargo...@yahoo.com wrote:
>>>> My understanding is that the riders required to report to the testing
>>>> after the finish. I believe that they have to report immediately. The
>>>> testing area is so close to the podium that it would be almost
>>>> impossible to cheat.
>>>> On Jun 21, 12:47 pm, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone have a clear idea what the testing protocol is?
>>>>> Are riders escorted and watched from finish to testing?
>>>>> Does the rider have enough time to manipulate their blood values by
>>>>> infusion of IV fluids?
>>>>> http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/4607/Bassos-biological-passport-num...
hargow20 wrote:
>> The cycling can to ensure confidence in clean cycling the
>> better.

Frederick the Great wrote:
> [chokes on morning coffee and Xanax]

Just take another 2 Xanaxes to calm you down. Anyway you're lucky the
mix works:
<http://www.springerlink.com/content/7106718r61458147/>

== 3 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 1:11 pm
From: Amit Ghosh


On Jun 22, 2:05 pm, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Jun 22, 11:22 am, Amit Ghosh <amit.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jun 21, 4:47 pm, "hargo...@yahoo.com" <hargo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > > My understanding is that the riders required to report to the testing
> > > after the finish. I believe that they have to report immediately. The
> > > testing area is so close to the podium that it would be almost
> > > impossible to cheat.
>
> > dumbass,
>
> > the athletes already know how to game the system, which is why out of
> > competition testing and then the biological passport have been
> > developed, to keep up with the ingenuity of the dopers.
>
> > if the athletes know when/where they will be tested (ie. post race)
> > the best dopers will be able to evade the controls easily.
>
> http://article.wn.com/view/2010/06/10/Bordry_slams_UCIs_biological_pa...

dumbass,

i've already mentioned here what the problems with the bio passport
are when it was proposed.

but the point is that the the post race tests are easily evaded and
the doping cops have had to use OOC testing and subsequently the bio-
passport to try to detect doping.


== 4 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 1:12 pm
From: Amit Ghosh


On Jun 22, 3:52 pm, Betty <n...@mailinator.com> wrote:

Anyway you're lucky the
> mix works:
> <http://www.springerlink.com/content/7106718r61458147/>

dumbass,

what about this mix ?

http://gawker.com/5569484/drug-cocktail-killed-parsons-grad-in-april


== 5 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 2:19 pm
From: Frederick the Great


In article <fsg7f7-c45.ln1@donaldm.homeip.net>,
Betty <none@mailinator.com> wrote:

> > In article
> > <dbc8d14c-67e7-4d71-86f9-5ed087a031e7@c33g2000yqm.googlegroups.com>,
> > "
> >
> >> On Jun 21, 2:00 pm, "Mark J." <MarkUse...@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>> hargo...@yahoo.com wrote:
> >>>> My understanding is that the riders required to report to the testing
> >>>> after the finish. I believe that they have to report immediately. The
> >>>> testing area is so close to the podium that it would be almost
> >>>> impossible to cheat.
> >>>> On Jun 21, 12:47 pm, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>>>> Does anyone have a clear idea what the testing protocol is?
> >>>>> Are riders escorted and watched from finish to testing?
> >>>>> Does the rider have enough time to manipulate their blood values by
> >>>>> infusion of IV fluids?
> >>>>> http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/4607/Bassos-biological-passport-num...
> hargow20 wrote:
> >> The cycling can to ensure confidence in clean cycling the
> >> better.
>
> Frederick the Great wrote:
> > [chokes on morning coffee and Xanax]
>
> Just take another 2 Xanaxes to calm you down. Anyway you're lucky the
> mix works:
> <http://www.springerlink.com/content/7106718r61458147/>

What does a rat know? Anyway, I'll be upgrading to Ritalin.

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TOPIC: Kirchen Possible Heart Attack
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/0994eb0b86918592?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 11:04 am
From: "B. Lafferty"


On 6/22/2010 1:06 PM, --D-y wrote:
> On Jun 21, 7:48 pm, "Mike Jacoubowsky"<Mi...@ChainReaction.com>
> wrote:
>> "Anton Berlin"<truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>
>> news:cf098367-f2ec-43c0-a6aa-6cd43938fb63@c10g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
>> On Jun 19, 8:36 am, "B. Lafferty"<b...@nowhere.com> wrote:
>>
>>> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kirchen-suffers-suspected-heart-attack
>>> More evidence that doping is a 'victimless crime'.
>>
>> You're privy to information the rest of us aren't? Besides, I thought it had
>> been pretty well established that "doping to the max" has been nearly
>> eliminated, as evidenced by more "normal" blood values seen during Grand
>> Tours.
>>
>> Some people just have bad tickers. Many athletes end up being told by
>> doctors that they shouldn't be competing, that they're risking an "event" by
>> doing so, and yet they continue. Not saying this was the case with Kirchen,
>> I don't know his history, nor do you. But locally I know of two strong
>> cyclists who had no prior history of heart issues, definitely weren't on
>> dope, and yet dropped dead during rides. Bad things sometimes happen to good
>> people.
>
> We're all (so far, anyhow!) going to die of something.
> In that light, and in consideration of some really "bad" alternatives,
> maybe dropping dead on a ride isn't such a bad thing at all.
> In fact, my cohort has been instructed to follow the Rockefeller
> Protocol should I suddenly appear to be taking a nap on a ride.
> --D-y
When I got into cycling in the 1970s there was really nice in the LIBC
guy named Tony Simonetti who was in his early sixties. He always said
he wanted to go having the major heart attack while on his bike. That
happened one day. Tony had married a woman half his age a couple of
year earlier and she agreed that's how he wanted to die. Of course we
kidded her that maybe she put too much stress on his ticker--all she did
was smile.


== 2 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 11:07 am
From: "B. Lafferty"


On 6/22/2010 2:01 PM, Anton Berlin wrote:
> It looks as though it might just be a bad reaction to antibiotics
> according to some of my friends in the LU.

Rather bad reaction, eh?


== 3 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 11:11 am
From: Brad Anders


On Jun 22, 11:01 am, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> It looks as though it might just be a bad reaction to antibiotics
> according to some of my friends in the LU.

More details on that in the article I cited earlier today. He had a
saddle sore, took antibiotics, had a bad reaction (no description of
what it was), ended up in the hospital. Was released, later found
unconscious by the side of the road, recovered but without any
explanation. Had another incident in Fleche Wallone, apparently
recovered. Collapsed after TdS stage, heart stopped, restarted by team
doc, put into medically-induced coma, emerged today.

Hard to say what's going on, need someone with cardiology or
electrophysiology experience to comment here.

Brad Anders


== 4 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 11:22 am
From: Fred on a stick


On 6/22/2010 11:07 AM, B. Lafferty wrote:
> On 6/22/2010 2:01 PM, Anton Berlin wrote:
>> It looks as though it might just be a bad reaction to antibiotics
>> according to some of my friends in the LU.
>
> Rather bad reaction, eh?

Yup. But it's not unknown -- when I read that he'd recently received
antibiotics I wondered about it.


== 5 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 11:27 am
From: Fred on a stick


On 6/22/2010 11:11 AM, Brad Anders wrote:

> Hard to say what's going on, need someone with cardiology or
> electrophysiology experience to comment here.

Coggan might comment.

Anyway, erythromycin has been linked to sudden cardiac arrest,
especially when used with CCBs. Lengthens QT interval and can manifest
as either VT or (in bad cases as appears to have happened here) VF.

Don't you have a pig valve in you or something?


== 6 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 11:39 am
From: Brad Anders


On Jun 22, 11:27 am, Fred on a stick
<anonymous.cow...@address.invalid> wrote:
> On 6/22/2010 11:11 AM, Brad Anders wrote:
>
> > Hard to say what's going on, need someone with cardiology or
> > electrophysiology experience to comment here.
>
> Coggan might comment.
>
> Anyway, erythromycin has been linked to sudden cardiac arrest,
> especially when used with CCBs. Lengthens QT interval and can manifest
> as either VT or (in bad cases as appears to have happened here) VF.
>
> Don't you have a pig valve in you or something?

Dacron ascending aorta. It's a great excuse any time I get shelled on
a ride, I blame it on the smaller diameter as compared to my
ballooned, free-flowing natural aorta. "I just haven't got the blood
flow I used to have".

I used to race with a guy who had a ball-and-cage mitral valve. You
could hear it clicking, very cool.

Brad Anders


== 7 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 12:05 pm
From: Fred on a stick


On 6/22/2010 11:39 AM, Brad Anders wrote:

> I used to race with a guy who had a ball-and-cage mitral valve. You
> could hear it clicking, very cool.

Could you listen to it and know when to attack?


== 8 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 12:15 pm
From: "B. Lafferty"


On 6/22/2010 2:22 PM, Fred on a stick wrote:
> On 6/22/2010 11:07 AM, B. Lafferty wrote:
>> On 6/22/2010 2:01 PM, Anton Berlin wrote:
>>> It looks as though it might just be a bad reaction to antibiotics
>>> according to some of my friends in the LU.
>>
>> Rather bad reaction, eh?
>
> Yup. But it's not unknown -- when I read that he'd recently received
> antibiotics I wondered about it.

It's possible, but he's supposedly had this or a similar problem before
with no cause found. Hope they get to the bottom of it sooner rather
than later.


== 9 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 12:40 pm
From: Betty


Brad Anders wrote:
>> I used to race with a guy who had a ball-and-cage mitral valve. You
>> could hear it clicking, very cool.

Fred on a stick wrote:
> Could you listen to it and know when to attack?

Or know when he was attacking.


== 10 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 2:43 pm
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


"B. Lafferty" <bl@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:vYadnQEAOKKQkbzRnZ2dnUVZ_hKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
> On 6/22/2010 2:22 PM, Fred on a stick wrote:
>> On 6/22/2010 11:07 AM, B. Lafferty wrote:
>>> On 6/22/2010 2:01 PM, Anton Berlin wrote:
>>>> It looks as though it might just be a bad reaction to antibiotics
>>>> according to some of my friends in the LU.
>>>
>>> Rather bad reaction, eh?
>>
>> Yup. But it's not unknown -- when I read that he'd recently received
>> antibiotics I wondered about it.
>
> It's possible, but he's supposedly had this or a similar problem before
> with no cause found. Hope they get to the bottom of it sooner rather than
> later.

Not too soon. Let's hope it takes a while because he comes through this in
one piece, and pray the problem is found in a heated operating room and not
on a cold piece of marble.

Bad stuff really *does* happen to good people sometimes. Even in rbr, I
don't think it's unreasonable for all to hope things turn out well for
Kirchen.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

== 11 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 2:45 pm
From: Anton Berlin


Brad - date a girl half your age with DD breasts like I do .... works
wonders on the blood flow.


== 12 of 12 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 2:57 pm
From: Brad Anders


On Jun 22, 2:45 pm, Anton Berlin <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Brad - date a girl half your age with DD breasts like I do .... works
> wonders on the blood flow.

Anton, that's not your aorta.

Brad Anders

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TOPIC: Radioshack 2010 tdf team
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/680ba8e18be2bee2?hl=en
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== 1 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 1:00 pm
From: Randall


Does anyone know much about Gregory Rast and Dmitriy Muravyev ..?


On Jun 22, 9:53 am, "hargo...@yahoo.com" <hargo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstrong-leads-radioshack-in-search-
> of-eighth-tour-victory )
>
> RadioShack for the Tour de France: Lance Armstrong, Andreas Klöden,
> Levi Leipheimer, Chris Horner, Janez Brajkovic, Sergio Paulinho,
> Yaroslav Popovych, Gregory Rast and Dmitriy Muravyev

== 2 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 1:23 pm
From: S Perryman


hargow20@yahoo.com wrote:
> (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstrong-leads-radioshack-in-search-
> of-eighth-tour-victory )

> RadioShack for the Tour de France: Lance Armstrong, Andreas Kl�den,
> Levi Leipheimer, Chris Horner, Janez Brajkovic, Sergio Paulinho,
> Yaroslav Popovych, Gregory Rast and Dmitriy Muravyev

Apparently Brajkovic said the following to Bruyneel regarding Armstrong
riding the TdF :

"He will make an excellent drone."


== 3 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 1:32 pm
From: "Fred on a stick"


Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:

>> No Spanish.
>
> Paulinho's close, no?

Dumbass,


== 4 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 1:52 pm
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


"z, fred" <Nope@not.ca> wrote in message
news:1N6Un.84452$HG1.13867@newsfe21.iad...
> Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
>> "Fred on a stick" <anonymous.coward@address.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:hvqqs6$28a$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>>> hargow20@yahoo.com wrote:
>>>> (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstrong-leads-radioshack-in-search-
>>>> of-eighth-tour-victory )
>>>>
>>>> RadioShack for the Tour de France: Lance Armstrong, Andreas Kl�den,
>>>> Levi Leipheimer, Chris Horner, Janez Brajkovic, Sergio Paulinho,
>>>> Yaroslav Popovych, Gregory Rast and Dmitriy Muravyev
>>>
>>> No Spanish.
>>
>> Paulinho's close, no?
>>
>> --Mike Jacoubowsky
>> Chain Reaction Bicycles
>> www.ChainReaction.com
>> Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA
>
> Geographically, yes. But I don't know about politically.
>
> Does this mean LANCE simply hired Zubeldia and Rubiera to keep them off
> Astana's team, or possibly fears of misplaced alliances?
>
> Will the Vuelta organizer look at their roster and feel some amount of
> vindication?

Because? Not quite getting that last comment about the Vuelta. You think
they're snubbing the Spanish in the TdF and that would annoy the Vuelta
organizers? Looking at the roster, I'm thinking they picked a team that can
deliver Lance or whomever into the best-possible position ahead of the big
climbs, tough experienced guys who won't be scared of the cobblestones, but
still some climbers (Popo, Horner, Levi, Paulinho) in there. Not the team
that's going to shred anybody on a climb though; if Contador stays healthy,
I can't see how he can be denied. But that's a big if. Things happen.

And in the "things happen" category, are we certain there's no way the team
will end up in the Vuelta? Perhaps making a case that they "saved" Zubeldia
and Rubiera?

Leaving Rubiera off is the most-interesting thing here. He's pretty much
gained entry to Lance's GTs by default.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

== 5 of 5 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 1:59 pm
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


"Randall" <randall.shimizu@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:bb8d1334-bd80-4bc3-880c-bd09e94e4b2e@c33g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
Does anyone know much about Gregory Rast and Dmitriy Muravyev ..?

Rast is a tough Swiss guy, probably good on the flats and rollers, but
Dmitriy... that's tougher to figure. No great results, always a domestique.
Curiously, the only Kazakh that moved over from Astana. Looks like another
guy for the flats & rollers.

This looks to be all about controlling the race, keeping it from getting
blown apart.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA


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TOPIC: Lance Armstrong pulls out of the Tour de France !!!
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/5d66ff7f333de45a?hl=en
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== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 2:42 pm
From: Anton Berlin


Wouldn't he have to ?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/cycling/wires/06/22/2080.ap.cyc.tour.de.france.wada.1st.ld.writethru.0292/

== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 2:46 pm
From: "Mike Jacoubowsky"


"Anton Berlin" <truth_88888@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:80e09107-be7f-4b89-9bcc-1a0424f7d9f0@k39g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
> Wouldn't he have to ?
>
> http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/cycling/wires/06/22/2080.ap.cyc.tour.de.france.wada.1st.ld.writethru.0292/

Care to share your reasoning with us?

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Jun 22 2010 2:56 pm
From: Brad Anders


On Jun 22, 2:46 pm, "Mike Jacoubowsky" <Mi...@ChainReaction.com>
wrote:
> "Anton Berlin" <truth_88...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> news:80e09107-be7f-4b89-9bcc-1a0424f7d9f0@k39g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Wouldn't he have to ?
>
> >http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/cycling/wires/06/22/2080.ap.cyc...
>
> Care to share your reasoning with us?

FWIW, I can't think of any other pro who has passed more WADA drug
tests than Lance. A couple of possible conclusions you can draw is
that either he's not taking drugs, or he knows how to take drugs in a
way that has proven foolproof over a very long period of time.
Regardless, seems like he has little to worry about on the dope
testing front.

Brad Anders

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