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Workshop to overcome Health Challenges

workshopA health awareness workshop to upscale HIV/AIDS programmes in Tamil Nadu and 2022 Campaign” on 6th November 2014 at ICSA Centre, Jivana Jothi, Egmore, Chennai.The workshop is aim to initiate a discussion on 2022 campaign and identify strategies to overcome challenges in scaling up HIV/AIDS Prevention care & support program in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Mr.A.Bakthavachalam,Executive Director,Chairman –IHN, Association For Rural Mass India stated that the  2022 campaign aims to advocate implementing NACP V for the period of 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2022.In Tamil Nadu, the Prevention, Care and Support Projects are being implemented through NGOs CBO’s. (Non Governmental Organisation and Community Based Organisations) by Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society.

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Good in homemade instant food item products!!

Girija Natarajan, resident of, K. K. Nagar will exhibit her home made instant food item products from 10 am to 1 pm on Monday, 17th November 2014 at her residence located at S-26-B, Ponambalam Salai, K. K. Nagar,Chennai. There are more than 25 varieties of instant homemade food item products which are non-preservative it includes instant masala rich gravy, dhal powder, coconut powder and other items will be exhibited.

lady junctionShe also conduct classes on instant food items those who are interested and also sold in instant food item packets by orders. Girija provide chappathi and other. Girija who quit her job due to take care of her children 2 years back, she said that her family members are good in preparing food recipes in their households. It helps her to make good recipes, following demand from her friends and relatives she started making instant food items. Girija holds a B.Sc, B.Ed and MBA degrees. Girija also providing chappathi’s and other food items by order. She can be contacted on 2371 0627 and 76676 64250.

 

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World Last Week

Saturday 08th November

 Eleanor Cunningham of Howes Cave, New York, celebrated her 100th birthday with sky dive in Gansevoort. It was her third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

 An indigenous court has convicted seven FARC guerrillas of murdering two leaders of the Nasa tribe in western Colombia sentencing them to between 40 and 60 years in jail.

 US President Barack Obama arrived in Beijing for a regional summit, his first stop on a week-long Asian diplomatic tour

 New York’s biggest subway hub has opened in lower Manhattan a vital link between the new World Trade Center and the rest of the city.

Sunday 09th November

 Germany celebrated 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall by paying tributes and an open-air party with freedom icons and rock stars.

 US Secretary of State John Kerry sought a breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran, with domestic pressures in both countries now weighing heavily on hopes for a deal

 For the first time, NASA has successfully flight-tested a revolutionary shape-changing aircraft flap, which could pave the way for lighter and more fuel-efficient airliners.

 Asserting that there can be no justification for terror acts, India has said it is fully committed to the policy of zero tolerance against terrorism at United Nations meeting.

Monday 10th November

 Researchers, are working in the highly specialized field of ‘forensic anthropology’, are building a database of facial and skull characteristics that distinguish a person

 The world’s first ever supersonic car, presently in the making, has breached the 500mph (804km/h). It aims to run at 1000 miles per hour (1,609km/h)

 European research organization Fraunhofer is set to present a prototype device for quickly diagnosing prostate cancer.

 A couple in Texas, America with a mutual love for all things Batman celebrated their nuptials in the only way fitting – an elaborate comic book-themed wedding.

Tuesday 11th November

 EH.Shepard’s drawing of ‘Poohsticks’ game, one of English literature’s most familiar images, is expected to fetch more than 100,000 pounds at auction.

 World Health Organization has announced its first-ever guidelines for indoor air pollution related to cooking, heating and lighting

 The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said there were indications of war crimes being committed in Libya.

 A study done by the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation states that Indians living in the US are more prone to diabetes when compared to those living in India.

Wednesday 12th November

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has set the international media and internet abuzz by putting his coat on the shoulders of China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan.

 Monitoring your diet is about to get a whole lot easier, thanks to a new device that automatically tracks what you eat.

 Human exploration of space made history with the European Space Agency successfully making the first man-made object land on a comet,

 A novel method of altering a protein in cow’s milk with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Thursday 13th November

 Scientists are using satellite images to get a better view of the location and size of isolated Amazon tribes living in dense forests.

 The first “biological drone”, an autonomous vehicle stitched together largely with materials from living things, made its inaugural flight earlier.

 Japanese scientists have unveiled what they said was the world’s first news-reading android and possessing a sense to match a perfect language skill.

 Mozart and Schrödinger flew through the air over Vienna recently. Their digital images were encoded in twisted green light, marking an important step towards long-distance communication.

 120 countries across the world signed up to consider banning the capture of wild dolphins and whales for display in zoos and aquaria.

Friday 14th November

 A new study suggests there were less than 2,500 Polynesian settlers in New Zealand in the early 15th century. Archeological evidence indicates human settlements caused their decline.

 World’s oceans are the hottest they’ve ever been in the modern record. Research scientists have stated that Planet Earth is entering another period of rapid warming.

 New research on the neural basis of ‘spontaneous’ actions in rats could shed light on the philosophical mystery that is human ‘free will, say scientists

 Paleontologists at Ohio University studied CT scans of the skulls of ankylosaurs – huge armor-plated dinosaurs and found out that their nose cooled the body.

 U.S. President Barack Obama has asked for the “strongest possible rules” to protect net neutrality and ensure Internet Service Providers treat all Internet traffic equally.

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Task Force for improving Postal service

The Government of India has set up a Task Force on leveraging the Post office network recently, headed by Shri T S R Subramanian, retired Cabinet Sectretary.  As the India Post has a huge network of over 1.5 lakh Post Offices all over India,  the so called ‘Task Force’  has been has been asked to examine and suggest ways and means of improving accessibility and quality of services offered by India Post by involving the Stake Holders.  In this connections, the Task Force has has planned to visit various states some field areas including grater Chennai to elicit suggestions and feedback from Stake Holders of this Department.  Consequently a meeting was held involving the stake holders at the office of the Chief Post Most Master General Chennai. It was held on 29-10- 2014.A large number of stake holders attended the meeting all over the city and shared their views to improve the services including Chief Commercial Manager Southern Railway (Ms Priyamvadha) and Pass Port  Officer from Regional Pass Port Office Chennai.

On behalf of Ayanavaram Mr.K.Ramadoss along with K Rajendran and K Mohanarangan participated in the meeting. They requested the chairman of task force to implement the “PROJECT ARROW’ scheme  in various post offices including  ’Ayanavaram Post Office  which is located in a vast 11 ground site owned by India Post was declared as one among several several P Os  in the state. The Project Arrow status is to upgrade and facilitate better services including infrastructures announced by a former minister of communications and IT ( A Raja) who also inaugurated in one of the post office in Trichy dist during 2009.

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Health awareness meeting

TANSECA commemorated the World Elders Day at a function recently held for the purpose  at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar, Chennai.Dr. (Major) D. Raja, Former Vice Chancellor of Dr. MGR Medical University who was the Chief Guest, delivered an interesting talk on the subject of Welfare of Senior Citizens.After the age of 60, there are many health issues to face. The common diseases that afflict the old are hypertension, diabetes, cardiac and respiratory problems, memory loss, poor eye sight, arthritis, osteoporosis and dental problems. While simple food and a fair amount of exercise like walking will ensure good physical health, meditation and yoga will give the elderly peace of mind and add to their well being.

The doctor answered several queries from the audience regarding food, drinks and medicine. He deprecated the practice of self medication. This practice should be put an end to and patients must consult a doctor for their ailments and take only prescribed medicines, he said.Mr. V. Veerabadran, President, TANSECA welcomed the gathering and Mr. K. Aludiapillai, Patron and Past President, introduced Dr. Raja, highlighting his achievements and distinctions as a man of medicine and a capable hospital administrator.Dr. Raj Kanna, Othopeadic Surgeon made a power point presentation about computer aided knee surgery. He said that the computer technology employed for performing knee surgery was highly sophiscated and enabled solving knee problems easily and with the utmost accuracy. It was highly efficient and gave the patients the gift of use of their legs like normal persons for the rest of their lives. The doctor also talked about partial knee surgery and key-hole surgery which were resorted to as an option in certain cases.The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by the General Secretary, Mr. D. Rajasekaran.

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Spreading oral health and hygiene awareness

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, and the Indian Dental Association (IDA)have been organizing free dental check-ups as part of Oral Health Month(OHM) – an annual initiative dedicated to spreading oral health and hygiene awareness throughout the country. Catherine Tresa, a renowned actress, was present at the event in Chennai to spread the message of good oral hygiene habits among children. In Chennai, an OHM Mobile Dental Van provided free cavity check-ups to underprivileged children from Home for Poor Boys. Actress Catherine Tresa spoke to the children about their own oral care routine and the importance of good oral habits to prevent cavities.

Spreading oral health 2Furthermore, the children pledged to spread the message of good oral hygiene to their friends and family for them to avail a free cavity check-up.Catherine Tresa said, “Dental cavities is a health issue that needs to be taken seriously. I am delighted to be telling so many children why it is important to follow good oral hygiene habits, she added.Dr. V.Rangarajan, President, Indian Dental Association Chennai branch said, “2014 marks the eleventh year of continuous association with Colgate for Oral Health Month. Future, this year, the program will offer in-clinic free dental check-ups in more than 1,300 cities and towns in collaboration with over 35,000 dentists.

Like in Chennai, free cavity check-ups will also be conducted in mobile vans in 45 towns across India to encourage people to avail of the offer.Eric Jumbert, Director, Marketing, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited added, “Our commitment is to improve the Oral health of consumers, towards a cavity free future. To avail of a free in-clinic dental check-up, all one has to do is give a missed call between 1st October to 30th November 2014 on the toll free number 1800 4197 575. In response, the caller will receive a call back asking for their pincode. An SMS with contact details of the nearest dentist will be sent. To know more, visit www.oralhealthmonth.co.in

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Encouraging Women Entrepreneurs in skill development project

Canara Bank (Circle Office, Teyanampet) and Suga Welfare Association (Bharathidasan Colony, Ashok Nagar,Chennai had jointly conducted 15 days free jute jewellery making course for the 15 women entrepreneurs under the Canara Bank’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Development for Women Skill development project.

Encourageing  women entreprenursThe course completion certificate was given by Sudha Sha (Project Director, Canara Bank) in presence of Uma Raj (President, Sugha Welfare Association).Uma Raj said that free course helps to women entrepreneurs to develop their skill in making various hand made products which are very demand. She said that her organization working for the welfare of amateur women entrepreneurs to develop their skills and to promote their products. For more details contact Suga Welfare Association based at Ashok Nagar on 95001 48840.

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Traffic awareness programme by Rotary International

Traffic awareness by Rotary international and transgender (1)Rotary International (District 3230) and Transgender conducted traffic awareness at 50 busy junctions it includes T. Nagar, West Mambalam, Ashok Nagar, K. K. Nagar, Vadapalani, Kodambakkam and nearby areas to under their ‘RASTA-Road Safety Traffic Awareness’ on 10th October 2014.N. G. Sathish Kumar (President, Rotary Club of Guindy) said that members of Rotary Clubs and transgender holds traffic awareness placards, distributed pamphlets and with tharai thappattai music to attract the motorist at each selected busy junctions from 8 a.m to 10.30 a.m at the same time on the day. He said that transgender who were actively took part the awareness which is an unique concept to create more impact about traffic awareness.

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T.Nagar MLA inspected road restoration work

T.Nagar MLAV. P. Kalairajan (T. Nagar, MLA) inspected the repair road work on Dr. Nair Road, T. Nagar on 3rd October 2014 which was caved due to lose earth on Oct. 2. Kalairajan inspected the work along the Corporation officials on the day.He appeals to residents to inform about the bad conditional roads due to shower and other reasons to 94440 13892.

 

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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare moves to a new smart office

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare relocates to a new work space at One Horizon Center, the tallest corporate building on Gurgaon’s new corporate, residential and entertainment hub Golf Course Road. The design has been inspired by the GSK ‘heart’ which forms the core of the GSK logo and encapsulates the company’s dedication to improve the quality of lives by do more, feel better and live longer.  The smart office with its formal and informal spaces ensures that work continues uninterrupted from any corner.

GlaxoThe design comprises flexible seating and cabin less format that would encourage greater collaboration and strengthen engagement. Employees are empowered to select their own seats within their functional neighborhood and outside of that. In a complete shift from the past, the functional heads now share space with their respective teams to drive greater teamwork. This is the second smart office from the ground-up within GSK after the North American Headquarters at Navy Yard, Philadelphia. Aided by technology and cutting edge design, this smart office encourages collaboration, flexible and energetic work culture leading to increased productivity and performance.The design of the space is inspired by the human body: the heart, the vein, the brain and the skin. At the core of the office is the heart which drives the energy from the lift lobby and the open greeting area of the reception.

final area is the skin – the space where work breathes and gives rise to collaboration and co-creation.Commenting on the move to the new office, Mr. Zubair Ahmed, Managing Director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited, said, “We are excited and looking forward to an open, free and fun work environment, allowing employees to enjoy their work and be more productive. The idea of this smart office originated from an internal study which indicated that 85% of the assets in any office were dedicated to stationed cubicles. “This new office,  is a symbol of our collective efforts for continuous growth, collaboration beyond boundaries and reaching new heights.” Mr. Ahmed added.The building and the office has been designed keeping in mind the most viable sustainable features. The office design will ensure decreased use of paper and energy with energy saving devices installed.

While One Horizon Center is a LEED Gold certified building, our office has been built to a LEED Platinum certification. This contributes to a healthier, more productive and a positive place to work. The architectural design is backed with high end technological advancements and international quality safety system.