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City Bee

Painting Exhibition

A painting exhibition of Mrs.Monika will be held at gallery “La Galerie D’Expression,” at Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Egmore,from 1st July to 15th July 2015.For details contact her on 9600331148.

Chess coaching classes

Pyramid Chess Academy is offering coaching in chess for children from June 21 to August 1. Classes will be conducted at No.6/8, Emerald Estate, Door No: 2, Second Cross Canal Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar. For details, contact Prakash at 9176195928
Nursing assistant course

RMD Academy (13, Raghaviah Road, T. Nagar) inviting application for 40 days certificate ‘Nursing assistant course’ with job opportunities for the person above 18 years. Those who are interested register before June 20 by calling 2815 7212,93810 16588 and 98408 20115.

Training in embroidery

The Vocational Training Centre of the Theosophical Society is conducting a one-year free tailoring and embroidery certificate course for women in the age group of 18 to 45 years. Contact S. Lakshmi Narasimhan, on 9940090594 / 9791042590.

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A consultation on child participation in Local Governance

A consultation on child participation in Local Goverance through Children Nagara Sabai was organised and conducted by Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children in association with Patrician College of Arts anad Science, Adyar in the college auditorium on 30th June 2015. Brother Arokiaraj,Director and Secretary  of Patrician College of Arts and Science inaugurated the event by cutting the ribbon.The College Principal Dr.Fatima Vasanth and Vice Principal Geetha Rufus had graced the occasion along with the special invited guests. It was a move to bridge the gap between government, NGOs and community.

IMG_3652Three children counsilors  Ms.Shruthi, Ms.Pratheepa  and Mohana Priya . V who are zone watchers with Arunodhaya shared their views based on their experience.  Dr.Mary Angeline , Head of the Department of Social work said that the department will work for advocacy of Children Nagara Sabai and the social work students will join hands with Arunodaya in sensitizing the community on the concept. The event was supported by actionaid.

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World Last Week

Saturday 27th June

 Health researchers have discovered therapeutics that have successfully protected and treated mice infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

 Doctors at AIIMS have transplanted the heart of a 26-year-old man into a 10-year-old girl suffering from end-stage heart failure.

 Scientists have found a link between heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes in the elderly.

 The LEGO Group is planning to replace its iconic plastic bricks with pieces made from sustainable and environment friendly materials.

Sunday 28th June

 The world’s first human trial of artificial blood grown in a lab from stem cells is set to take place in the UK by 2017.

 SpaceX president said that company expects the accident investigation will keep its Falcon 9 rockets grounded for ‘a number of months’.

 India will launch a dedicated satellite for the eight SAARC countries by December 2016 to provide a range of public services, space agency chief AS Kiran Kumar said.

 The small but influential Indian-American community provides an important bridge between India and the United States, American lawmakers have said.

Monday 29th June

 Monday was fun day, as the first service between Alandur and Koyambedu was flagged off by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.

 A new study has solved Saturn’s two billion-year age gap problem, supporting an 80-year-old prediction

 A research has highlighted about risk of heart attacks due to regular use of a an anti-diabetes drugs called gliptins.

 Pop-rock singer Avril Lavigne was bedridden due to Lyme disease. Now after treatment she is doing much better.

Tuesday 30th June

 Too much Vitamin A shuts down the body’s trained immunity, opening door to infections to which we would otherwise be immune, says a new study.

 Employers who add nap pods in the workplace or offer extended break time may find their employees more productive, researchers say.

 More than half a billion years ago, a peculiar little creature with rows of spikes had thrived in the primordial seas of what is now China.

 Sodas, fruit drinks and other sugary beverages may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide from diabetes, heart disease and cancers.

Wednesday 01st July

 New Jersey governor Chris Christie became officially the 14th Republican running for the White House.

 E-cigarettes have surpassed cigarettes as the most commonly used tobacco product among teenagers. Medical researchers are sounding the alarm.

 In ‘Thank You, Madagascar,’ primatologist Alison Jolly, who spent decades studying lemurs, provides an insider’s account of the struggles that conservationists face.

 A new study shows that signs of head and neck cancer can be detected in saliva and blood plasma even before tumors are clinically diagnosed.

Thursday 02nd July

 A convenience store named Lawson in Japan had a group of interesting shoppers. A mother duck and ducklings were found wandering inside the store.

 A Portuguese based art designer Filipa has created a touch based colour system showing different colours as different shapes for the benefit of the visually challenged.

 Street art always looks like spray painting. But Stefan had used discarded doors and furniture for creating attractive murals.

 There are few tea serving pubs across the world. Brew will be the first tea serving pub in England, as it is hard to get quality tea in London.

 A video footage of UFO coming towards Earth was captured in Washington DC, America. The 4 minute video is titled UFO Mysteries.

Friday 03rd July

 Pet owners in England recently observed Bring your dog to workplace day, which is an annual event followed after Fathers Day.

 Bread is always plain and ordinary. But Jimmys Bakery in Taiwan sells watermelon coloured shaped bread for children to enjoy eating.

 Matt and Jessica Johnson gave up all they owned and bought a boat during their trip to Lake Michigan to travel and visit different countries across the world.

 About 30 percent of the Great Wall of China has disappeared due to nature and man made causes.

 A life size wooden replica of Nova Ark called as the Ark Encounter is under construction in America near Disneyland.

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Global Wind Day 2015

National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) and WWF-India celebrated Global Wind Day 2015 at NIWE campus in Pallikaranai on 15.06.2015 where 75 teachers and 120 students from various schools participated for model; making competitions on Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Recyclable Energy Etc. Dr.Gomathy Nayagam, Director General, NIWE inaugurated the model making competitions in the presence of Ad.Director Mr.Kumaravel and NGC coordinator Mr.G.Thangaraj who guided and monitored the event.

Students created models in 2 hours duration with their own ideas and creativity and a teachers workshop was also held parallely on Wind Energy. Dr.Varsha Joshi IAS,Joint Secretary, MNRE, Govt of India gave away prizes to students of Daniel Thomas school, Koyambedu, Pon Vidyashram, Thiruvanmiyur and Anataram School, Vedaranyam who had created best models on the topic. Mr.S.Saravanan WWF who coordinated the event proposed the vote of thanks.

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Madipakkam Lake gets better

Sabari Green Foundation along with Corporation of Chennai Zone; 14, Ward Councillor Mrs. Uma Thyagarajan and Mr Thyagarajan, from NTT DATA a firm involved in CSR activities had jointly cleaned up the Madipakkam Lake on 21/6/2015.Local residents and ladies also participated in the cleanup campaign to give the Madipakkam lake a clean and neat look. During the cleaning operation three JCB and two lorry cleared the bushes. The lake bund strengthening work were carried out. The Iyyappam Temple administration provided food for those involved in the noble cause

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Metro mania hits Chennai City

metro train at Alandur station metro going over the Kathipara in guindyMetro mania griped the city with the opening of the much awaited Chennai Metro Rail service between Alandur and Koyambedu on 29th June 2015 by Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa. Chennai Metro rail has put Alandur in the spotlight by construction a multi level elevated metro station. Entering the Alandur metro station is just like going inside a subway in New York city, America. Right from purchasing a travel card till getting into the train, passengers experience state of the art facilities and high tech gadgets.

More over the view of the Kathipara flyover from the moving metro train is a visual treat. All the metro trains were well decorated during the first day inaugural operation. A spacious car park has also been developed behind the Alandur metro station. Last but not least, metro train service from Alandur will transform the area into an important busy transit hub in the city.At night all the metro stations are attractively illuminated with colourful decorative lights.

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World Blood Donor day observed

Sirpam Foundation, a registered NGO, in association with Big Bazaar, Vadapalani and Dhanvanthri Blood Bank, T Nagar organised a blood donation camp here recently to coincide with World Blood Donor Day (observed on 14 June).The camp was conducted under the supervision of Dr J Jayakumaresan, Medical Director, Dhanvanthri Blood Bank. On the occasion, large number of general public, students, staff of Big Bazaar donated blood. A total of 107 units of blood were collected. Sirpam Foundation thanked the Big Bazaar management, Dhanvanthri Blood Bank and the donors.

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Excellence in Chess

IMG-20150621-WA00104G.K.Monnisha, 12th Std. student of Velammal Matric.Hr.Sec. School , Chennai- 37 made an excellent show in recently concluded Voronesh Chess Festival, Russia achieved three norms of Women chess international master, Women chess grand master and international chess master in that single tournament. This achievement is real boost to women chess in India.
She extends her gratitude to Velammal School and especially correspondent who has been a pillar of strength and encouragement for her chess career in addition to school studies.
Monnisha is a five time national champion and two times Asian champion in age category. She is alone female member of gold medalist youth Olympiad team 2014. Monnisha’s father G.Kannaiyan is also a great chess enthusiast and wants to bring chess in India bigger way

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Practical English for Nurses

The importance of communication skills for nurses was underscored at the launch of a publication ‘Practical English for Nurses’ by Oxford University Press.The book has been written by Geethanjali Rajan, a language consultant and Usha Jesudasan, a broadcaster and value education textbook writer. Speaking on the occasion, Usha Jesudasan said, ‘India is turning out a vast number of nurses, most of them want to travel abroad to make money.

So it is essential that they break the language barrier’Dr Shanta, who was the guest of honour spoke about the how both the authors designed the book specifically for professional and student nurses to help them improve their English.This book is simple and also has a lot of practical exercises which will help nurses learn step by step. Indian nurses work around the world. This book will be easy for nurses to reach out more easily to their patients. The first copy of the book was received by Shanta and Selva Titus Chacko.

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Enhancing the managerial competence

Lady JunctionChennai, June 26th 2015: ITM Business School organized a workshop on “Management Development Programme” at their Siruseri campus in Chennai. The workshop was organized for senior professors of all colleges in Chennai. The program was aimed at enhancing the managerial competence of the individuals at education administration. This “Management Development Programme” brought together the senior professors of all colleges across Chennai.  The honorable guests for the conference included Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Principal M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai who was the Chief Guest, Ms. Sumitra Ghose, Head-Special Initiatives, TCS, Chennai, Prof. K. Bala Praveena, ITM Business School, Chennai, Prof. Parampil V. Jaikumar, Registrar, ITM Business School, Chennai & Dr. Prasanna Sivanandam, Centre Head, ITM Business School, Chennai.

Different sessions like Inter-personal Relationships for Personal and Professional Effectiveness, Team Building and Team Effectiveness, Leadership Skills for Effective Administration  & Transaction Analysis / Mood Analysis were conducted during the workshop. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Prasanna Sivanandam, Campus Head, ITM Business School, Chennai “The main aim of this conference was to bring together the senior professors of all the colleges and discuss the managerial competence of the individuals in education administration. Most of the academic administrators are inclined towards teaching and research.

But yet during the course of time they find themselves in senior administrative posts as Director, Principal, Heads of Department, Dean, Registrar, etc. There is little formal preparation for the job and very little opportunity of renewal. But, now territory is getting larger more complexes and more challenging day by day. So it is imperative to develop managerial competence in education administration”.