A manifesto is a 5 year vision for political parties and the road map for social and economic goals. When a vision suddenly misses its significant presence in the manifesto, after it was prominently inked in earlier case, it suggests that it loses its sheen to achieve the goal. In the 2014 BJP manifesto, FDI was heightened as the backbone for Make in India. A separate chapter on Foreign Investment was included. In 2019 manifesto, a feather touch was made on foreign investment. To this end, missing FDI significance in 2019 manifesto raised eyebrows of many. In 2014 manifesto, it chanted “FDI will be allowed wherever needed for job and asset creation…We should not remain a market for global industry. Rather, we should become a Global Manufacturing hub”. Also Read – A special kind of bondDuring BJP’s ruling, India received a gushing flow of cash from foreign investors. Not only this, there was a great leap in quality FDI flow. During 2017-18, more than one-fourth of FDI was flowed in computer software/ hardware and telecommunication, compared to one-sixth share in 2014-15. Given this paradigm shift in FDI, India made a dynamic shift in modern equipment manufacturing and development of services. Indeed, FDI contributed a lot in upgrading India’s manufacturing level to modern manufacturing. Today, more than 50 per cent of cellular mobile phones are manufactured in the country, against none in 2014 after Nokia shut down its shop in Chennai Also Read – Insider threat managementDuring the first four years of BJP government, its pro-foreign investment policy stoked FDI in the country. It spurred by over 45 per cent during the four years period – from US$ 31 billion in 2014-15 to US$45 billion in 2017-18. Besides gushing flow, FDI perked up India’s modern manufacturing level akin to Global Value Chain manufacturing. During 2016-17 and 2017-18, more than one-fourth of FDI flowed in computer software and hardware and telecommunications, such as manufacturing cellular mobile phones and communication equipment. One of the major roles of FDI for an emerging economy is balancing the trade deficit, particularly when the nation is swamped by heavy import of crude oil. India is hamstrung by widening trade deficit, mainly due to large dependence on crude oil. In addition to this, with Modi led BJP vowing for fast growth in digitisation, demand for electronics sky-rocketed. Eventually, it triggered imports of electronic items, given the lackluster development in the country. Electronic imports are the second biggest component in India’s total imports, after crude oil. China is the biggest supplier of electronic items to India, and hence, the major cause of widening trade deficit. In 2017-18, India’s trade deficit with China was highest. It accounted for 38 per cent of India’s total trade deficit. The main cause for this was oversupply of electronic items by China. Over 57 per cent of India’s total imports of electronic items came from China. Given this situation, the counter measure to reduce the trade deficit suggests that more and more Chinese investment should be lured in India, instead of anti-dumping measures. China is seen not a foe, but an opportunity after the US-China trade tiff. Trust deficit has diluted and both are vying each other hearts to increase bilateral investment and trade. Deceleration in Chinese GDP growth, with a rare hope in reverting to high growth paradise in the near term, caused a paranoia among the foreign investors, including the Chinese. Eventually, investment through M&A in China slumped. The steep downfall led China less attractive than India. In 2018, investment in India through M&A was US$ 93.7 billion, which was three times more than in China, amounting to US$ 32.8 billion. The volta-face of China towards India, affected by dilution in trust deficit during the ongoing trade war, was unveiled by its praise over India’s potential as an important destination for investment. According to Mr. Zjao Gancheng, Director of Centre for Asia Pacific Studies at Shanghai Institute of International Studies “India has a wealth of experiences in utilising international capital. There is no doubt it has become more attractive to foreign investors”. As of the end of 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce recorded Chinese investment in India more than US $ 8 billion. Start-ups, infrastructure, and electronic manufacturing have become the key areas for Chinese investment. Nearly US $2.5 billion was committed for investment in Start-up business in between 2015 and 2016. The major investments were Beijing Mitene Communication Technology investment of US $ 900 million in Media.net and Alibaba investment of US$680 million in Paytem and US$ 500 million in Snapdeal. Chinese brand cellular phones, manufactured in India, account for over 51 per cent of the smartphones sales in India. Large penetration of Chinese top brands of smartphones, like Xiaomi, Oppo, One-plus, Gionee, Vivo, Huawei are posing challenges to Koreans and Japanese brands. The Deloitte survey, Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI), 2016, forecasted India to outbid China in low-cost manufacturing competitiveness in the next five years. According to the survey, while China will lose the powerhouse of low-cost manufacturing competitiveness, the Mighty Five – the five Asia Pacific nations, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam – will emerge the choice for low-cost manufacturing in place of China. India will be the frontrunner with four countries chasing behind, the survey said. (The views expressed are strictly personal)
Sabrina Parrotta, student co-ordinator in Student and Community Outreach, shows off the T-shirt Brock students will be wearing for a day of community service this weekend.More than 150 Brock students will participate in community service projects this weekend for not-for-profit agencies across Niagara.This Saturday, Oct. 1, is the fourth annual fall Brock Cares Day of Service. The full-day event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13 project sites, gives students the opportunity to give back to the communities in which they live.The day of service helps students feel connected to Brock and Niagara, which is one of the most important goals to achieve as a student, said Sabrina Parrotta, student co-ordinator in Student and Community Outreach.“Brock is an amazing school because although academics are the primary concern, there is a bigger focus and an emphasis on community engagement that I feel other schools don’t offer,” she said. “Brock Cares Day of Service demonstrates Brock’s commitment to community involvement perfectly.”The Brock Cares Day of Service exposes students to various charitable and community agencies in Niagara and the important work they do locally. Service projects will take place in Welland, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, and Niagara Falls.“Although this is only a one day initiative,” said Kristen Smith, manager of Student and Community Outreach, “it is our hope that students will become interested in volunteering and that they will be compelled to give more of their time to help these and other local agencies in the future.”Projects include:Wellandpreparing and serving meals at the Hope Housesorting furniture and organizing household items at the Hope Furniture Bankassisting with the Niagara Food FestivalSt. Catharinespreparing and serving meals at Start Me Up Niagara’s weekend meal programassisting with Start Me Up Niagara’s Harvest Festival at Centennial Parkco-ordinating games for children at Big Brothers-Big Sisters programsarchiving artifacts with the Mayholme FoundationPort Colbornepainting a classroom at the newly-renovated Port Cares Reach Out Food CentreNiagara Fallsgeneral cleaning and maintenance at the YWCA Family Shelterassisting with collection of items during Environment Day hosted by the Region
inthinc Technology Solutions, developer of technologies to improve mine driving safety, has announced its new blastZoneTM technology. With this new feature, now available as part of the inthinc waySmartTM fleet safety system, mining companies can receive real-time tracking and instant alerts for vehicles operating in open-pit mine blast zones. When a detonation is planned, dispatch can easily create a blast zone map through the online inthinc portal. In one click, the manager can instantly see the location of every vehicle in the fleet and determine whether any of the trucks are in the blast zone. For drivers, if their vehicle is currently in-or at any time enters-the blast zone, the in-cab waySmart device will alert them. They can then communicate with dispatch for safe exit instructions.“It can be a complicated and time-consuming process to clear multiple mining vehicles away from a blast zone via radio,” said Todd Follmer, CEO of inthinc. “The blastZone technology raises the safety level at mining sites by giving companies real-time vehicle positioning and real-time warnings for drivers regarding the time and location of a planned detonation. This simplifies the process of clearing a blast zone and gives dispatchers 100% confidence that every vehicle and every driver is safe and accounted for.”inthinc waySmart is a comprehensive driving safety system that can change driuver behaviour in real time to improve safety and fleet efficiency. A unique combination of in-vehicle driver alerts, vehicle location and diagnostics, and fleet management provide detailed performance and trends for individual drivers or the entire fleet. This has been proven to deliver immediate results including fewer accidents, improved fuel efficiency, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and millions of dollars in reduced costs per year.
Total showcased its innovative range of high performance lubricants, coolants and added-value services to visitors at Hillhead 2018 in England recently; the world’s largest working quarry exhibition.Total highlighted the benefits of its products and services that are designed to increase productivity, reliability and economy, while meeting the latest specifications and manufacturer approvals.These include the Total Rubia Works range for engines, the Dynatrans and Fluide ranges for manual and automatic transmissions, the HYDROFLO, EQUIVIS ZS and Azolla ZS ranges for hydraulic systems, Coolelf and Glacelf ranges of anti-freezes and coolant fluids, as well as its biolubricant products including Biotraffic.Total also demonstrated its unique, in-depth oil analysis and diagnosis service, Total Anac (Analysis Compared), which reduces the likelihood of component failure and the risk of unplanned downtime, while increasing off-road equipment lifespan.Lorraine Adams, Area Business Manager at Total Lubricants, said: “Hillhead 2018 was a real success for Total, despite the heatwave! We generated some good quality leads, and visitors to our stand were impressed by our range of high quality, innovative products and added-value services designed to help them drive down their fleet operating costs.“Visitors to the stand also enjoyed our Citroen C3 WRC driving simulator, which provided welcome respite from the sun for all those rally driver wannabes!”
WhatsApp People Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of Fame Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Twitter The S&P 500 Just Had Its Best Month In 3 Years Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Scarlett Johansson would consider future political run Now Playing Up Next During RAW on Monday night, Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) were officially announced as the next inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame.As announced earlier today, the former 10-time WCW Tag Team Champions will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 35 weekend on April 6.D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Billy Gunn, “Road Dogg” Jesse James, X-Pac and Chyna), The Honky Tonk Man and Torrie Wilson were all announced as inductees prior.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipPeople Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of FameVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Destiny 3 May Launch 2020 Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Facebook Now Playing Up Next
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On August 5, Missouri voters will decide on a constitutional amendment protecting farmers’ ability to raise crops and livestock today and into the future. The Missouri Soybean Association is currently working to raise awareness of Amendment 1 in partnership with other agricultural organizations by connecting with elected officials through town halls and other community events to educate all sectors involved with agriculture – from producers to consumers. The Missouri Soybean Association is a founding member of Missouri Farmers Care. This coalition, Missouri Farmers Care, was formed in the aftermath of Proposition B to protect agriculture from outside special interests and to reconnect farmers and consumers through education and outreach efforts. “Out-of-state animal rights groups are trying to dictate how we farm,” said Gary Wheeler, Missouri Soybean Association CEO/Executive Director. “We must once again prove Missouri farm families know what’s best for Missouri agriculture.”Opposition is mounting and we are now taking our grassroots campaign to the next level. Plans are underway to expand our targeted advertising and raise the bar from direct mail and radio spots to television. Missouri farmers have invested in this fight steadily, with more than 1,000 farm families signing on as campaign partners at www.mofarmerscare.com.This is an ongoing battle across the country and these attacks affect all of agriculture, regardless of the states in which they are fought. Missouri Soybean Association is asking for farmers and Missouri citizens to help in protecting the long-term stability and success of our industry with a as a partner and with a contribution to Missouri Farmers Care. We are in the final six weeks before the vote and need your support.
o Neighbors describe growing tension: Dispute between Mounces, Kendall dates to late 2012o Mounce, husband of victim, describes shooting, aftermathA Vancouver man shot his neighbor at an intersection north of Vancouver on Friday morning, sending all available police on an hourslong search for the gunman that ended when he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.John B. Kendall, 59, was identified as the man who opened fired on his neighbor, Abigail Mounce, 33, at about 8:30 a.m. as she was driving near the intersection of Northeast 63rd Street and Andresen Road, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Mounce’s family. Kendall and Mounce had been in a protracted legal dispute, with Mounce and her husband alleging that Kendall violated subdivision restrictions by renting rooms in his six-bedroom home.The shots were reportedly fired from a vehicle to another vehicle, according to the emergency radio traffic. Police converged on the intersection near Vancouver Fire Department Station 5. Abigail Mounce was shot in the face and was immediately driven to the hospital by her husband, Erich Mounce. “I don’t know if John was in pursuit of us or not,” Erich Mounce said to the Columbian. Abigail Mounce is at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition. An online fundraiser was set up by her sister at www.gofundme.com/abigailmounce to help pay medical expenses. The page said Abigail Mounce was undergoing facial reconstructive surgery and would have a long recovery ahead.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded quickly identified Kendall as the suspected gunman and deployed all available units to the places he may have gone, broadcasting a description of his car, a silver 2002 Buick Regal.
An FAA cam at Lake Clark Pass West, at the northeast corner of Lake Clark, looking northeast. Ice fog conditions can develop quickly in this area, say local pilots, even when the weather is clear elsewhere. (Photo courtesy of FAA)A second day of search efforts continued for a plane that went missing between Port Alsworth and Anchorage on Wednesday. Four people from Port Alsworth were on board.Listen NowThe missing single engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee is owned by Lake Clark Air, but is used as a rental or training aircraft. The renting pilot, a passenger and his two children left Port Alsworth Wednesday morning. It was unclear early Thursday what their exact flight plan had been, but it was believed they were heading to Anchorage and were reported overdue early afternoon.“The plane took off approximately 10:30 from Port Alsworth, and was scheduled to get to Merrill Field in Anchorage at about noon,” Alaska Air National Guard spokesman Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton said. “The plane was supposed to be taking a route through Lake Clark Pass. The plane didn’t show up, so the gears of the rescue mission spooled up.”An extensive search and rescue effort was launched Wednesday afternoon, with two fixed wing aircraft flying the route with rescuers on-board. An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter joined the search later. Thick ice fog and the early sunset hampered search efforts.“There was a lot of fog in the pass, so their search area was pretty limited, between that and darkness,” Eagerton said. “They flew the area around Port Alsworth, the north and south shore, and then on the other end of the pass on the Peninsula, and hadn’t found them yet.”He pointed out that pilots could use night vision equipment to fly into the evening, but the fog was the limiting factor.There was no emergency locator beacon transmitting from the area. The Cherokee is equipped with an ELT that should go off in the event of a crash, or can be manually activated after an unexpected landing.The second day of the search started early Thursday, according to Eagerton.“Five planes from the Civil Air Patrol are going to assist in the search,” Eagerton said at around 8:00 a.m. “As well they’re going to be launching the HH-60 and one of the C-130’s a little before first light so they’re going to be on station as the light comes up, and resume the search.”By 1:00 p.m. Thursday, the search had produced no updates. Glen Alsworth, Sr., whose company owns the Cherokee, said the small, tight-knit community was prayerfully waiting for news.“We’re so thankful that the assets that are put on the search effort are so incredible,” Alsworth said. “The military side, numerous wonderful assets on the search. Civil Air Patrol is out searching, private aircraft are out searching, and I just heard a little bit ago that a number of boats have launched at Lake Clark and are searching the shoreline as well. We’re very fortunate that so many folks are putting so much effort, and we’re all praying for a very quick and good resolution to it. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”The weather through Lake Clark Pass was reported as less than ideal Wednesday, with some flights staying grounded on account of the thick ice fog. Lake Clark Pass is the main route for small aircraft traveling from Anchorage or Kenai in and out of southwest Alaska.A little over a month ago, David McRae, 55, was killed in a crash while flying solo from Anchorage to Lake Clark through Merrill Pass, an accident still under investigation.
What is more shocking about Kaabil is that its three-day collections are little more than the opening day collection of the recent Indian release – Mom in China. The late Sridevi starrer, which was released on May 10, collected $ 1.68 million at the Chinese box office on the first day. The film showed decent growth and grossed $2.22 million on the second day and $2.10 million on the third day.The above numbers show that Hrithik Roshan has long way to reach the popularity levels of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. However, one thing is clear that Hrithik has made an attempt to penetrate in to Chinese market with his flop movie. His intention is very clear that he does not want to score a big hit with it. But he wants to become a family name in the country and make a small fanbase with it.Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 is lined up for release in India on 12 and the actor will take it to the Chinese audience in the later days. It is a biographical drama film, based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30. This kind of inspirational subjects have worked wonders in China. One should not wonder, if it break the records of Aamir Khan’s Dangal, which is the highest grossing Indian movie in the Chinese box office. Hrithik Roshan, Aamir and Salman KhanCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookBollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan is far below in the popularity graph in China than his colleagues Aamir and Salman Khan. The poor collection of Kaabil at the Chinese box office is proof for it.It is Aamir Khan, who showed the Indian filmmakers that China is the potential foreign market for desi film. He is the most popular Indian actor in China and the success of Dangal, which collected over Rs 1,200 crore in the country is proof for his fame. Even his flop movies like Secret Superstar and Thugs of Hindostan have received better opening in China and made better collection than their business in India.Later, two other Khans followed his suit, but got mixed reception. Shah Rukh Khan tried his luck with Happy New Year, which failed to make it big at the Chinese box office. However, Salman Khan was successful in striking a chord with audience in China with his offerings like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan, which have become blockbuster success with their superb collections at the Chinese box office.Of late, many Indian filmmakers vying their hands to get a slot to release their films in China and Hrithik Roshan’s 2017 movie Kaabil is one of those attempts. The Sanjay Gupta-directed action thriller film was reportedly released in 15,000 screens across the country on June 5 and broke the records of Sultan (11000 screens), Dangal (9,000 screens), Bajrangi Bhaijan (8,000 screens) and Bahubali 2 (7,000 screens).Considering its huge screen count, the Hrithik Roshan starrer was expected to make bigger collection than above mentioned movies at the Chinese box office, but Kaabil had a shockingly very start. The movie showed growth in its collection on the following days, but it was way below the expectations.Kaabil has collected Rs 13.87 crore gross at the Chinese box office in three days. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Kaabil is having a terrible run in #China… Continues to underperform… No improvement or growth in biz… Wed $ 0.48 mn, Thu $ 0.66 mn, Fri $ 0.69 mn. Total: $ 2 million [₹ 13.87 cr]. Includes previews held earlier.”
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Prime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this morning concluding her eight-day official visit to the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.Bangladesh Biman flight from London carrying the PM and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:45am. Sheikh Hasina paid a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia from 15-16 April at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to join the concluding ceremony of a joint grand military exercise named “Gulf Shield-1”. In the second leg of her visit, the prime minister went London on 16 April to join the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Summit. On 19 April, Sheikh Hasina attended the opening ceremony of CHOGM and official welcome hosted by the British prime minister Theresa May. She also joined a dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in honour of Heads of Government and spouse/partners at the Buckingham Palace and receptions thrown by British PM Theresa May and Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland.During the visit, Sheikh Hasina attended the Commonwealth Women Forum as a presenter at the session on “Educate to empower: Making equitable and quality primary education and secondary education a reality for girls across the Commonwealth” at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster. Sheikh Hasina joined a high-level programme organised by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a prestigious think tank of the UK, as the keynote speaker on “Development Progress of Bangladesh: Policy, Progress and Prospect”. The PM also attended an event titled the “Asia leaders’ roundtable: Can Asia keep growing?” and held bilateral meeting with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.The UK chapter of Awami League accorded a reception to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina in London for Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country from a least developed one under her dynamic leadership.
People walk on debris from houses after a mudslide in Villa Santa Lucia, Chile, 16 December, 2017. Photo: ReutersA mudslide that buried much of a village in southern Chile has killed 11 people while another 15 are still missing, authorities said Sunday.The tragedy struck a picturesque village of Villa Santa Lucia in the southern Los Lagos (Lakes) region where heavy rain triggered mudslides that swallowed up most of the homes in the village of 300.Ten families have been evacuated, Onemi added.The town was unable to vote in Sunday’s presidential runoff won by conservative ex-president Sebastian Pinera.The toll surged from a previous count of eight dead and 12 injured.
Train accidentThree people were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a train at Bhennabari level crossing in the Sadar upazila early Wednesday.Two of the deceased were identified as Raju Shikdar, 25, son of Siddik Shikdar of Islambagh Elabagh, and Tanvir Chowdhury Rocky, 19, son of Quamrul Chowdhury of Mohammad Para. The identity of the third victim could not be known yet.”The Goplaganj-bound Tungipara Express from Rajshahi hit the motorbike at night, killing three people on the spot,” said Mohammad Manirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.Police recovered the bodies around 6:15am and sent them to Sadar Hospital for autopsy.Locals alleged that there was no gateman at the level crossing.
A vendor attends to her daughter while waiting for customers beside an electoral poster in Bangkok on March 18, 2019, ahead of the March 24 general election. AFPIt’s election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan “Vote Thaksin, Get Thaksin.”It’s a bit disconcerting, since the Thaksin everyone in Thailand knows is former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted by a 2006 military coup and living in self-imposed exile since 2008 to avoid serving a prison term for a conviction on a conflict of interest charge.This small-town Thaksin, distributing campaign handbills as he walks ahead of the truck, is a 46-year-old schoolteacher.He happily explains that sharing his name with the 69-year-old former prime minister is no coincidence, and that he changed his former name – Veerawit Chuajunud – to Thaksin Chuajunud as a vote-getting tactic.Phimai, in Nakhon Ratchasima province, is in Thailand’s poor rural region known as Isan, the heartland of the neglected farmers and villagers who represent the original and still largely loyal base of the former prime minister, a billionaire now living in Dubai.”I want to grab the attention of the people, making sure that my name is easy to remember. I only have one to two months to campaign, so I decided to change my name to be symbolic,” said the candidate in Sunday’s general election.The name-changing tactic may be tricky, but it’s not insincere. Phimai’s Thaksin is running as a candidate for Pheu Chart, one of several small parties established by allies and supporters of the former prime minister.There is an established flagship pro-Thaksin party, Pheu Thai, but election laws established by the anti-Thaksin military government targeting the former leader’s political machine are aimed at keeping any large party from obtaining a legislative majority. So the pro-Thaksin strategy is to splinter the machine into separate parties that could unite forces after the election.Name-changing is a tactic to help overcome confusion over political brands, especially for the new, lesser-known satellite parties. It also helps to stand out in a large field of candidates. More than 11,000 are registered for Sunday’s vote, compared to just over 2,800 in the last election.Thaksin Chuajunud is one of 15 candidates from his party who made opportunistic name changes. Most took on the name “Thaksin,” but four adopted the name of Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck, who became prime minister in 2011 and was forced from office by a controversial court decision just before the military ousted her government in another coup. She also has faced court cases that supporters charge amount to political persecution, and likewise fled into exile.Phimai’s Thaksin is on fairly friendly ground as he introduces himself at a local market. It’s been more than a decade since Isan’s political hero, the former prime minister, even set foot on Thai soil, but he is not forgotten.”I wish he would come back. I wish that every day and every minute. I don’t know how and I have never really said this. I do miss him. I am concerned about him, and I quietly give him my support,” says farmer Pajaree Changkodpanao, wiping away tears.Pro-Thaksin parties, despite serious roadblocks put in their way by Thailand’s traditional conservative political establishment, have won every national election since 2001.Thaksin, who made his fortune in telecommunications, used his money to subsume rural and regional political power brokers into his own party, then once in power implemented generous and generally unprecedented social programs benefiting the rural poor and urban working class, cementing his relationship with a majority of the country’s voters.”No matter what anyone said about him, I always loved him since many years ago,” says 59-year-old Nuwate Jiamwong from Nonrung village, another farmer. “It’s fixed in my mind.”Thaksin’s populist policies, such as a universal health care scheme and generous farming subsidies, account for a good deal of his popularity in poor rural areas. They also show the people in those areas the gains the political process could bring them aside from the cash handouts they traditionally receive from vote-buyers on election eve.Virot Ali, a political science lecturer at Bangkok’s Thammasat University, says he believes people in the countryside still think of Thaksin as the main person who guided the economy in the interests of the rural sector, as well as gave them confidence that democracy could work to their benefit.Thaksin’s populist policies assured him large electoral majorities, but also alienated the country’s traditional power-holders – royalists, the military and their Bangkok middle-class supporters. The 2006 coup that ousted him, after accusations of abuse of power and disrespect toward the monarchy, set off a battle for power between his supporters and opponents that sparked sporadic mass street violence and triggered the army’s second coup in 2014.The anti-democratic measures still being taken by Thaksin’s opponents to thwart his political comeback – changes to the constitution that offset the direct election of legislators and limit the power of elected lawmakers – are a measure of what Thaksin’s supporters are up against.Phimai candidate Thaksin says he’s up for the challenge.”I know that changing my name does not mean that I will automatically win,” he says. “I still have to work hard, visiting and working continuously for the community.”
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News | November 13, 2008 European Studies Say Agfa’s DX-S CR System Reduces X-Ray Dose November 14, 2008 – Agfa HealthCare said this week that two recent independent studies have confirmed that the company’s DX-S offline detector system delivers high quality diagnostic exposures with significantly reduced patient exposure dose. A study by the University Clinical Center of Giessen and Marburg in Germany evaluated the dose and quality performance of Agfa HealthCare’s DX-S system, compared to the performance of a 400 speed class screen/film system. The study involved 200 thoracic exposures from children. The second study, by the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, covered larger children and adolescents and exposures using a chest phantom. The results were evaluated by five investigators. 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