Myanmar Tests Procedures for Its 2014 Census - 22 April 2013
YANGON — The Myanmar Government with support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, undertook a pilot census exercise from 30 March to 10 April to prepare for a nationwide census in 2014, the country's first in 30 years. One hundred schoolteachers trained to be enumerators visited thousands of homes and questioned residents in selected villages in 20 townships across the country representing a cross-section of Myanmar's diverse geographic and ethnic mix. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

AIBS Submits Testimony in Support of 2014 Funding for USGS, EPA, USFS
In conclusion, we urge Congress to restore funding for the ORD to the FY 2010 enacted level. These appropriation levels would allow ORD to address a backlog of research needs. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this request. (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - May 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Myanmar Tests Procedures for Its 2014 Census - 22 April 2013
YANGON — The Myanmar Government with support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, undertook a pilot census exercise from 30 March to 10 April to prepare for a nationwide census in 2014, the country's first in 30 years. One hundred schoolteachers trained to be enumerators visited thousands of homes and questioned residents in selected villages in 20 townships across the country representing a cross-section of Myanmar's diverse geographic and ethnic mix. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

French countess is key advocate for AIDS patients in Myanmar
Albina du Boisrouvray's charity provides healthcare and other aid in 15 nations. But helping in Myanmar required connections, pressure and perseverance.SHWEPYITHA, Myanmar — After her heroin-addict husband died five years ago, Ei Ei Phyu discovered she was HIV-positive. She thought her life was over until friends directed her to the open-air clinic here where she receives antiretroviral medicine. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burma’s Leaders Should Take Steps to Investigate and Prevent Anti-Muslim Violence
PHR calls on Burma’s government to act urgently to halt anti-Muslim incitement and to invite international investigators to launch an immediate independent investigation into a reported massacre of more than two dozen Muslim students in Meiktila on March 21. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - April 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Update: January – March 2013
The Jefferson Digital Commons is off to a great start for 2013.  The first quarter of the year ended with 1,144 new assets added to the archive.  To date the total number of assets in the JDC is up to 7,698.  A link to the entire inventory is available at the bottom of this report and this report is not an April Fools’ Day joke. Downloads went from 1,209,115 at the end of December 2012 to 1,331,432 at the end of March 2013 122,317 new downloads over the past quarter Over the past quarter, the JDC averaged over approximately 40,772 downloads per month Approximately 1,360 download per day. The mos...
Source: What's New on JEFFLINE - April 2, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: lgm002 Tags: All News Clinicians Researchers Students Teaching Faculty Source Type: news

Burmese pythons prove elusive prey in Florida challenge
Even a professional in the business of wild-animal removal comes up short in the Everglades, where the pythons are threatening the ecosystem.BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, Fla. — Strapped to Billy Bullard's hip was a machete he'd bought at a yard sale. In his fist were 4-foot-long metal snake tongs. Attached to the tongs was a high-resolution waterproof camera he called a "snake-cam." (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 21, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Britain's arms trade making a killing?
Few prime ministers have been as tireless in promoting Britain's arms industry as David Cameron. He calls it a key part of the UK's economy, but do the figures really add up?In the town centre of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, between McDonald's and Carphone Warehouse, there is an unusual statue. Four firm-jawed figures in factory clothes stand back-to-back. One wears a flat cap, one wields a sledgehammer, one has a welder's visor. All of them are in purposeful poses, idealised workers cast in bronze. Around the statue base run the words "labour", "courage" and "progress". Its structure fe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Andy Beckett Tags: The Guardian David Cameron India World news Features Politics UK news Weapons technology Arms trade Ministry of Defence Manufacturing sector Source Type: news

Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers by national armed forces
The United Nations today welcomed the release of 24 children by Myanmar's armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and called for the acceleration of discharges in line with the commitment made last year by the Government to end child rights violations. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Violence and Intimidation Leave Tens of Thousands Without Medical Care
Myanmar 2013 © Kaung Htet Displaced people bathe at a water pump in a camp outside Sittwe in Rakhine state.   YANGON, MYANMAR/AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, February 7, 2013 — Eight months after deadly communal clashes broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state, tens of thousands of people are still unable to access urgently needed medical care, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. MSF calls on government authorities and community leaders to ensure that all people of Rakhine can live without fear of violence, abuse a...
Source: MSF News - February 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Myanmar: Violence and Intimidation Leave Tens of Thousands Without Medical Care
Myanmar 2013 © Kaung Htet Displaced people bathe at a water pump in a camp outside Sittwe in Rakhine state.   YANGON, MYANMAR/AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, February 7, 2013 — Eight months after deadly communal clashes broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state, tens of thousands of people are still unable to access urgently needed medical care, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. MSF calls on government authorities and community leaders to ensure that all people of Rakhine can live without fear of violence, abuse a...
Source: MSF News - February 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Myanmar: Humanitarian emergency in Rakhine state
PRESS RELEASE: Eight months since deadly communal clashes first broke out in Rakhine state, Myanmar, tens of thousands of people are still unable to access urgently needed medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Making it personal: historical over-identification
People identify with historical characters like Richard III or Robert Hooke that they feel have been unfairly treated, but historians remain aware that judgement can be clouded when we make it personalHistorians attempt to be objective in their reading of sources, even as we admit the hopelessness of the task. We may succeed in keeping our minds open in the search for answers, but we inevitably frame our questions in response to contemporary concerns. This is what makes our work meaningful and is, in any case, unavoidable in research of any kind. But what about when it becomes personal?At the end of my viva, I admitted to ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk History of science History and history of art Source Type: news

Making it personal: historical over-identification | Rebekah Higgitt
People identify with historical characters like Richard III or Robert Hooke that they feel have been unfairly treated, but historians remain aware that judgement can be clouded when we make it personalHistorians attempt to be objective in their reading of sources, even as we admit the hopelessness of the task. We may succeed in keeping our minds open in the search for answers, but we inevitably frame our questions in response to contemporary concerns. This is what makes our work meaningful and is, in any case, unavoidable in research of any kind. But what about when it becomes personal?At the end of my viva, I admitted to ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Rebekah Higgitt Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk History of science History and history of art Source Type: news

Violence against refugee women along the Thai-Burma border - Falb KL, McCormick MC, Hemenway D, Anfinson K, Silverman JG.
OBJECTIVE: To document the prevalence and characteristics of conflict victimization and its associations with past-year intimate partner violence (IPV) among refugee women affected by the protracted conflict in Burma (Myanmar). METHODS: A cross-sectional s... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

What do you dig for? | Open thread
From gold nuggests to elusive spitfires, there's romance – and riches – to be found underground. Tell us what you've unearthedThe allure of digging things up was amply demonstrated this week, with news that a metal detector enthusiast in Australia had happened upon an enormous nugget of gold, worth around £180,000. At the same time, news emerged from Burma that archaeologists had failed to turn up the remains of dozens of British fighter planes thought to be buried near Rangoon. Undeterred, Spitfire enthusiast David Cundall vowed to continue the search.The hunt for buried treasure can be addictive, then; ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Comment Asia Pacific World news Archaeology guardian.co.uk Burma South and Central Asia Australia Science Comment is free Source Type: news

No 'lost Spitfires' buried in Burma
After a 17-year campaign to uncover the truth, David Cundall was reluctant to accept the news. There is no lost squadron of Spitfires buried in Burma, it appears, after the hunt for the missing World War Two planes ended in disappointment. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - January 18, 2013 Category: Science Tags: News Source Type: news

Spitfire search in Burma draws a blank
Archaeologists cancel news conference after failing to find British fighter planes believed to be buried in BurmaIt's the confession that no excavation team ever wants to make – that its search has come up empty. But for Spitfire hunters in Burma, who have been on the prowl since early January for dozens of second-world-war-era British fighter planes, that seeming admission came on Friday, when archaeologists were forced to cancel a news conference after their search turned up not planes but cables and pipes instead.The British-led archaeology team, headed by the Lincolnshire farmer and Spitfire enthusiast David Cund...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Kate Hodal Tags: World news Archaeology guardian.co.uk Second world war Burma South and Central Asia Science Source Type: news

Florida's Python Problem: Snakes Reshape The Everglades
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched its first ever "Python Challenge." Nearly 800 hunters have registered for the month-long competition aimed at harvesting Burmese pythons. University of Florida professor Frank Mazzotti talks about the threat they present to the ecosystem of the Everglades.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reg Dean, Britain's oldest man, dies aged 110
Former church minister survived two world wars and saw 24 prime ministers come and goAfter dodging Japanese shells in Burma and witnessing the rise and fall of 24 prime ministers, Britain's oldest man has died aged 110 years and 63 days, thanks, perhaps, to a mysterious brown elixir administered decades ago by a Bombay doctor.Reg Dean, who was born in Tunstall, Staffordshire, on 4 November 1902, inherited the mantle from Stanley Lucas, who died in 2010 aged 110.The former United Reformed Church minister, who died on Saturday, attributed his longevity to a combination of laziness and the potion he was given by the physician...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones Tags: News guardian.co.uk Older people UK news Ageing Source Type: news

Our houseful of animals
Cockroaches, snakes and meerkats aren't everyone's ideal pets, but the Price family love themThere are African grey parrots talking among themselves in the hall, giant lizards and snakes lurking in the living room and hissing Madagascan cockroaches the size of dinnerplates in the dining room. The dogs weave around us with restless enthusiasm, while the cats have made themselves scarce.Mitch and Hazel Price and their 19-year-old daughter Kayleigh share their yellow-brick suburban semi in Cambridge with around 120 animals. The house and garden seem to be crawling with creatures of every sort. Sometimes parrots and sugar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 5, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Family Veterinary science Features Life and style Animal behaviour Source Type: news

Mission heads to Burma to unearth hidden Spitfires
Team to begin dig at Mingaladon airfield in Yangon where 36 fighter planes from second world war are thought to be buriedOne last Spitfire mission takes off from Britain on Saturday, flying over the English coastline soon after dawn. This time the crew will leave Heathrow on board a Qatari jet, bound for Burma where they believe treasure is buried – a cache of the warplanes, shining and perfect as the day they went into the ground almost 70 years ago.For mission leader David Cundall, a Lincolnshire farmer and aircraft hunter, what happens next is simple. By late January he is convinced he will have the fairytale endi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: The Guardian News Archaeology Heritage UK news Second world war Burma World news Source Type: news

'The Tutankhamun dig of aviation': Brits to begin digging up missing Spitfires buried in Burmese jungle
A Lincolnshire farmer who has spent 17 years investigating rumours that dozens of factory-fresh Spitfires could be lying buried under Burmese soil expects to find the aeroplanes “perfectly preserved”. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - January 4, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Asia Source Type: news

AIBS Submits Testimony to Congress in Support of FY 2013 Funding for USGS, EPA, USFS
In conclusion, we urge Congress to restore funding for the ORD to the FY 2010 enacted level. These appropriation levels would allow ORD to address a backlog of research needs. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this request. Related StoriesAIBS Report on the President's FY 2013 BudgetAIBS Comments on EPA's Draft Scientific Integrity PolicyAIBS Comments on NSF's Draft Scientific Integrity Policy (Source: ActionBioscience)
Source: ActionBioscience - March 27, 2012 Category: Biology Authors: Diane Bosnjak Source Type: news

Haiti
the  Major disasters in the last 10 years, 2000 – 2010: 2001 – Gujarat Earthquake, India                                20,000 Deaths 2003 – Bam Earthquake, Iran                                      30,000 Deaths 2004 – Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami    230,000 Deaths 2005 – Kashmir Earthquake, Pakistan ...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - February 5, 2010 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Disaster Medicine Emergency Medicine Environmental Emergencies wilderness emergency medicine Wilderness Medicine wilderness medicine newsletter Earthquake Haiti Earthquake response resuers in Haiti Source Type: news