SAARC Academia Marks 10th Anniversary of Tsunami 2004 Across Asia,–Decade Summit to Divulge KAKHTAH Post-doc Multiversity.

Colombo, Sri Lanka. (PRWEB) December 31, 2014

A ten day summit has been organized by academicians of SAARC region universities to mark the 10th anniversary of Tsunami. Led by Justice (R) S.S. Paru, the summit ascribes resolutions of institutional significance concerning the disaster risk reduction. The ‘Decade Summit of Asian Tsunami’ is intended to switch on and amplify the critical issues of the UN’s DRR-HFA, especially for the regions most prone to disasters, says the summit’s official note on the occasion.

Disasters can occur anywhere, anytime, at any location, to any society. Asian Tsunami of 2004, is considered to be the most devastating disaster of modern history.

Asian Tsunami of 2004, devastated almost 9 major oceanic sectors of Asia, leaving over 5 million people as homeless, hundreds of thousands as displaced, and a toll rate exceeding 237,000.

The Tsunami was triggered by an earthquake of 9.1 magnitude having one of the history’s biggest tremors, that caused the tsunami that rumbled along the Indian ocean and intensely hit more than a dozen countries around the Indian ocean rim. Being closest to the quake’s epicenter, Indonesia’s Aceh became the first-hit and the hardest-hit area. In the beginning, due to the intense quake, that crashed the buildings and collapsed the towns, the people became panicked and frighteningly rushed through the streets and roads. Almost 20 minutes later, a 7 to 10 meters high, giant wall of seawater carrying along trees, towers, coastal installations, electric poles, buses and trains, surged to the landside with an un-counterable strength to eradicate communities, leaving millions as homeless, displaced and over 237,000 casualties across the oceanic rim.

The horrific, massive waves roared across the oceanic rim, hitting Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Thailand, and reached the East African zones of Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania.

Still, there remain numerous areas where the Tsunami victim populations have not recovered their lives fully. And still there remain certain communities populated in the coastal areas, prone to high risks of natural calamities.

Eradicating the communities, devastating the towns and cities, ruining the lands, the Tsunami 2004 left billions of human eyes teared, hearts sorrowed and the nations mourned– marking one of the toughest moral tests for the rest of humanity- a hardest trial of human solidarity, for the whole world.

In order to mark the decade anniversary’s solemn inscriptive commemorations, people from different walks of life along with thousands of the survivors, government officials, academicians, diplomats, political leaders and the victims’ families gathered on the shorelines in the coastal zones of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Sumatra and Thailand.

Moments of silence were observed at several places to mark the moment, that made the entire world left mourning.

Besides the several memorials paid by victims, survivors and the general public, the academic commencements of Tsunami commemoration also became events of note. The enormous observance also divulged a Post-doc Multiversity KAKHTAH, to be established in Asia for higher research studies on disaster risk reduction.

Special featured reports and dedicatory contents have been published by the AP, BBC, CBC, ContentCo, Reuters and many other regional and local news dissemination services.

“Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than a quarter million people in one of the modern history’s worst natural disasters,” says AP.

Indonesia’s Aceh province–the hardest-hit-area, marked the Tsunami’s first decade anniversary with abundant disquiets and trepidations. Memorial services were regulated and led by the Vice President Jusuf Kalla, who with other officials, laid flowers on the Siron Mass Grave, where thousands of Tsunami victims were buried.

Mr. Kalla, the Vice President of Indonesia, paid thanks to the nations, organizations, donors and the individuals who helped Aceh people in their ‘need hour’- a moment that was unprecedented in their previous history of tragedies. Awards were given to the ambassadors of the nations, that donated during the hard-moments.

In Sri Lanka, the Tsunami’s first decade anniversary was marked in different coastal areas, which were among the hard-hit zones of Tsunami. An Ocean Queen Express train, which became derailed by the powerful devastating Tsunami waves on 26 Dec. 2004, was again beset on track lines as a ‘symbol of tragedy’. The train was symbolized to memorialize the moment, when this train was hit by the toppling waves. Over 1750 people died in a single blow, making the world history’s biggest rail disaster. Tsunami’s ‘Un-sung Heroes’ awards have been bestowed on the individuals M.S.S. Salawal Salah of Galle, Mr. Faisar N.M. Ms. from Matara, Ms. Razana, Nashika Unais and Dr. Bareera N. B. from Pakistan, who paid their consummate and proficient services in different projects during the catastrophe’s aftermaths.

In Thailand, where foreigners from 38 countries were died beside the local victims, memorial events were held at Khao Lak. People placed flowers on a memorial wall, where the name of the victims were inscribed.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha led a memorial event at Khao Lak. He joined the relatives of the victims and laid a wreath of remembrance at a beached police boat site, that has become the symbolized sign of Tsunami for the Thai nation. The police boat 813 was bounced nearly 2 km away near Phuket.

The victims’ close relatives, the survivors and other people from the affected communities expressed their feelings on the occasion.

“I cannot forget the smell of the air, the water at that time … even after 10 years,” says Mr. Teuku, a 51 year old resident of Indonesia.

“I cannot forget how I lost my wife, my kids, my house,” he said sobbing, recounting that he refused to believe for years that they had died but finally gave up looking for them, report the AP correspondents.

According to an institutional note from SAARC, a fortnight confluence summit under the aegis of UNISDR, titled ‘Decade Summit of Asian Tsunami’ has been organized in Sri Lanka, to mark the Tsunami’s first decade anniversary.

Following the record tweeting-i.e. over 4.3 million tweets, that were propelled up and sent to UTC on IDDR-2014, the Tsunami Decade Summit, also put high emphasis on age inclusive DRR frame-working.

The United Nations’ top official to deal with the natural disasters’ subject-matter, Margareta Wahlstrom says from Geneva,

“A decade since a tsunami killed 230,000 people in Southeast Asia, the world must do more to prepare for extreme weather,” reports the Fox News.

“Something odd is going on,” with wild weather noticeably increasing recently, bringing more risks, adds further the special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for disaster risk reduction, Margareta Wahlstrom, according to the source.

According to the source, Wahlstrom told The Associated Press that the world is better prepared for calamities of the scale of the massive earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004 that triggered a 100-foot-high tsunami which spread death across a dozen countries. However, she says much more needs to be done, reports Fox News.

Besides the utmost wreckage desolation, and unprecedented scale of destruction, Tsunami-2004 brought forth a way to measure the ‘real impact factor’ in terms of the actual ‘on-ground renderings’ conceded thereupon.

An opinion poll was commissioned in hard-hit areas, in order to have the refugees, the survivors and victims their own say for– ‘who did what for them’— that brought some meant-content for them in the aftermaths of the highest-observed devastating catastrophe of the last two millennia’s recorded history of natural cataclysms.

The outcome of ‘Tsunami Opinion Polls’, coupled with inter-institutional and academic consensus, evoked the unanimity in lieu of a historic resolution for instituting a multiversity and a scholarship named ‘KAKHTAH’ in the SAARC region, for DRR studies at post-doctoral level. The scholarship is named after those who became responsible for bringing forth the real ‘difference’ during the hard test of human solidarity, through their meritorious renderings. The revolutionary-edged medal has been named after the four stalwarts; Kofi Annan (Former Sec. Gen. UN), Hellen Keller Intl.( A US based NGO) , Tzu-chi (An international NGO from Taiwan), and Aurangzeb Hafi (A multi-disciplinary arch-researcher from Pakistan), for their meritorious renderings in the Asian Tsunami 2004 relief works.

The historic, new-fangled KAKHTAH multiversity medal escorted with a 2.7 Million GBP scholarship is proclaimed to be bestowed into 1900 global academic ivories, on a biennial basis, for estimable post-doctoral research works in the areas of disaster management, catastrophic policy lay-outs, cataclysmic forecasting and calamity prevention methodologies.

The seven members conferring jury for KAKHTAH medal, that includes national and regional academic celebrities, is chaired by Justice(R) S.S. Paru, L.L.D., D.Litt., from Indonesia. Sri Lanka’s ombudsman Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria, who had been Sri Lankan High Commissioner in New Zealand and Australia, has been designated for serving as the senior assessor of jury. Dr. Faisar N.M., Dr. E.M. Navaratne and Dr. Alex Jayawardene are also adherent-members.

A selection slate named ‘Tsunami Slate of Merit’ was made with the view to reckon-surmise the real ‘on-ground impact factor’ of different institutional entities, relief projects and individuals with reference to Tsunami.

The selection slate draped a summing-up of 17 out-scored projects and 21 organizations. Amongst them are, the Oxfam, Save the Children, SOS, Rotary International, MAVSO Intl, Peak Freans-English Biscuits Manufacturers Ltd., Shadow Intl., and some regional and local organizations.

A scroll of gratitude has been given to the ‘Tsunami’s Un-sung Hero Award’ bequethee, MSS Salawal Salah , who volunteered in the hardest hit areas of distts. Galle, Hambantota, Kalmonai. The scroll is escorted with a sum of 7,50,000 LKR, for the young Sri Lankan philanthropic-striper. Mr. Salah 33, an acupuncturist, who stepped up to the portico-facade of one of the toughest tests of human solidarity, is a licentiate complementary therapist, certified under WHO, by Colombo South Government General University and Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka.

Another laurel of distinction ‘Tsunami’s Dame of Merit’ has been bequeathed on Dr. Bareera B. N., a Pakistani anthropologist, who rendered her services for Tsunami affected women, and came forward to accomplish EBM’s mission of food-supplments provisions in Tsunami refugees’ camps to address the mal-nutrition in babies as well as women.

A resolution has been unanimously passed by academicians from all major universities across the Tsunami-hit costal belt of Asia, that acclaims to establish a KAKHTAH Post-doc Multiversity in SAARC region, along with a post doc scholarship for DRR studies under the UN-HFA perspectives.

Famous River Kawai’s bridge has been renamed as ‘KAKHTAH-Tsunami Bridge’ to mark the 10th anniversary of Tsunami.

In several universities within the SAARC region, a number of ‘KAKHTAH Disaster Forecasting Centers’ are agreed to be instituted with a vision of cross-boundary and cross-disciplinary integration for disaster preparedness. UNESCO chairs at Punjab University and COMSATS become the first to establish the KAKHTAH repository in Pakistan, for disaster forecasting and preparedness, affirm the VC Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran, Dr. Hassan, UNESCO chair holder at COMSATS and Dr. Khalida M. Khan, holder of the UNESCO chair at PU.

Principal investigators of SAIRI Research Initiative, Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Hafi and Professoe Emeritus Dr. Zaki urge the UN, international organizations, and the government of Pakistan to pay focused attention on the present pressing crisis of Tharparkar drought, that is causing a rapid increase in child mortality due to severe mal-nutrition. He also emphasized on ‘disability-inclusive and pregnancy-inclusive protocols’ in disasters management policy frameworks. Prof. Hafi is credited for pioneering the cutting-edge concepts of pre-birth multiple disabilities risk assessment, embryonic toxicity and teratogenic proneness factor analysis among pregnant women during Tsunami 2004, along with his fabled DESPO appraisals on disability+pregnancy inclusive special protocols in cataclysmic emergencies and DRR modus of pre-disastrous as well as post-disastrous phases.

The ‘Decade Summit of Asian Tsunami’ is scheduled to be concluded by the UNISDR-SAARC conjoint institutional stretch-term by 1/10/2015. The summit consists of 23 formal academic sessions, and 9 high-level round the table panel discussions. Recommendations are to be made to the governments and other quarters of relevance, on strategic as well as thematic issues like early warning system, emergency action plans, disaster preparedness and marginal groups inclusiveness schema-protocols.


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Ten years on, post-tsunami Sri Lanka charts a course for global crisis zones

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 26, 2014

Mangalika and her husband, K.G. Sirisena, recall the wall of water that swept over their home in coastal Sri Lanka ten years ago. “Eight feet of water came into the house,” she says. “The only things left were the clothes we were wearing. We were lucky to escape with our lives.”

Dec. 26 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. An estimated 230,000 people in 14 countries lost their lives in the disaster and immediate aftermath.

To mark the anniversary and highlight the possibilities for renewal in areas hit by wars, epidemics and natural disasters, BRAC, the development organization based in Bangladesh, has released a case study on its experience in Sri Lanka, “From Aid to Enterprise: BRAC’s Evolution from Relief to Sustainable Financial Services in Sri Lanka.”

Mangalika and her husband, featured in the report, were running a home-based business servicing Singer-branded and other electronic appliances, employing 12 part-time employees and making a profit of roughly $ 750 a month. The tsunami laid waste to their business along with countless others.

Mangalika rebuilt her business with microfinance loans from BRAC, using small loans to purchase spare parts such as motors, compressors and fans and power. “We were determined to re-build what we had, no matter what,” she says. “BRAC’s loans allowed us to do that.”

In “From Aid to Enterprise,” officials at BRAC discuss the challenges of transitioning an initially grant-funded nonprofit development organization into a sustainable microfinance institution, and in this case a for-profit microfinance provider eventually sold to the private sector in 2014.

“At BRAC, our objective is not to create a surplus for investors, or to perpetually use donor funds,” says S.N. Kairy, group CFO of BRAC and BRAC International. “It is to sustainably serve poor people. We prefer to start with subsidy and donor funds, and then gradually move to sustainability. That movement has to be driven by clients and their own ability to borrow greater amounts in their own time.”

A path forward

“From Aid to Enterprise” suggests a path for other countries in a post-conflict or post-disaster stage.

January marks the five-year anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed large parts of Haiti, for instance. BRAC entered Haiti shortly after the earthquake and now runs a center that provides artificial limbs and orthotic devices for those in need. Modeled on a similar BRAC center in Bangladesh, the BRAC Limb and Brace Center in Haiti is on a path toward full cost recovery.

The experience of BRAC in Sri Lanka also offers hope for recovery from the Ebola epidemic currently devastating parts of West Africa, according to Susan Davis, president and CEO of BRAC USA.

“Despite the situation we find ourselves in today with the rapidly unfolding crisis in West Africa due to the spread of the Ebola virus, it’s worth looking at trends from recent decades to understand how philanthropic capital can build models of sustainability,” Davis wrote in The Huffington Post recently. “Crises of historic magnitude can lead to equally historic gains if women have the tools they need to seize control of their lives and wellbeing.”

BRAC operates microfinance, agriculture, girls’ empowerment and education programs in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and is part of the Ebola Survival Fund, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations determined to crush Ebola.

“From Aid to Enterprise” documents the rare trajectory of BRAC’s operations in Sri Lanka, evolving from philanthropically funded relief operations to a commercial financial services company serving the poor.

Livelihoods lost and regained

More than 35,000 people lost their lives in Sri Lanka during the Indian Ocean tsunami. More than 800,000 were displaced, and according to official estimates, more than 150,000 people lost their livelihoods. About 90% of those affected lost productive assets, including their dwellings.

BRAC’s initial post-tsunami relief interventions in Sri Lanka were geared towards recovery and rehabilitation efforts, including the cleaning and disinfesting of contaminated water wells, constructing latrines to prevent health hazards, and replacing lost and damaged school materials. Beginning in 2006, as the need for immediate disaster relief and rehabilitation efforts subsided, BRAC moved towards providing micro-loans and facilitating economic development at the community level.

BRAC took a phased approach to entering the sustainable microfinance sector. Within a year of operations, it had reached more than 26,000 clients, making it a significant microfinance provider in Sri Lanka. Starting in 2007, selected clients – mostly women heads of households, widows, and those without other assistance – began receiving training on poultry and livestock rearing, agriculture, and enterprise development. Women were trained in basic business planning, assessing the market, locating wholesale options, handling day-to-day bookkeeping, and interacting with customers. A capacity development program also helped strengthen other local organizations.

Regulatory hurdles for microfinance

A local microfinance expert quoted in “From Aid to Enterprise” credited BRAC’s robust growth with “well established management practices, systems, and a ready methodology largely replicated from Bangladesh.”

By 2007, the company had evolved to a fully-fledged microfinance operation, and a near replication of BRAC’s microcredit model in Bangladesh BRAC scaled its operations to a portfolio of over USD 11.2 million, serving 74,000 borrowers at its peak in 2011.

After 2011, BRAC loan portfolio began to contract as a result of capital constraints that resulting partly from Sri Lanka’s lack of regulatory framework. There were ambiguities and restrictions on how microfinance organizations could fund their operations. BRAC’s legal structure effectively prohibited it from borrowing funds on a commercial basis from international sources, and its ability to finance operations through savings deposits was constrained by government directives, resulting on a squeeze on access to capital.

In June 2013, BRAC partnered with Lanka Orix Leasing Group (LOLC), a longstanding provider of leasing and insurance and other financial products in Sri Lanka with its own existing microfinance practice (LOLC Micro Investment Ltd), to acquire a majority stake in a regulated financial services company, the for-profit Nanda Investment and Finance PLC (NIFL). In 2014, in response to new changes to the Sir Lankan central bank’s capitalization requirements, the board of BRAC International sold its 59.33% stake in the jointly held company, BRAC Lanka Finance PLC, to Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC, a subsidiary of its partner, LOLC.

The sale was completed in September 2014, marking BRAC’s exit from Sri Lanka and ending a successful transition from aid to enterprise.

“Sri Lanka is successful because we started with grant funding,” says Kairy. “This is the best way to set up, as it allows you to really reach the poor, and then allows a path for sustainability to emerge. If there is no grant, then in effect, you are serving a higher income portion of the population, perhaps the moderate poor. But to eventually get to a place of sustainability while serving the poorest, an organization needs some level of subsidy at the start.”

Download the full Sri Lanka case study, “From Aid to Enterprise,” here.


BRAC, a development organization founded in Bangladesh in 1972, is a global leader in creating opportunities at scale as a means to end poverty. With more than 100,000 employees, it is the world’s largest non-governmental organization, touching the lives of an estimated 135 million people in 11 countries using a wide array of antipoverty tools such as microfinance, education, healthcare, legal rights training and more.

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Scytl Continues Leading Online Voting Security and Verifiability

Barcelona (PRWEB UK) 6 November 2014

Scytl, the worldwide leader in election modernization and online voting technology continues receiving electoral bodies and industry expert recognition for its end-to-end online voting security and verifiability. Recent publications from leading analyst firms such as IDC, government implementations such as those in Norway and Switzerland and industry panels and best practices workshops as those organized during reinforce Scytl´s leadership in secure and fully verifiable online voting.

With the uptake in online voting across the globe, the need to address end-to-end security and full verifiability is taking precedence over providing efficiencies and accessibility. Recent research from industry analysts and governments looking to implement online voting highlights the need to address various online voting security challenges.

The integrity, security and verifiability of the election process are Scytl´s highest priorities and fully address these challenges. 19 countries have already put their trust in Scytl Online Voting a solution that enables: voter authentication via digital certificates, end-to-end voter privacy by encrypting the votes on the voter’s device, voter privacy during vote decryption via cryptographic mixnets and secret sharing; vote integrity and authenticity via voter digital signatures; election monitoring with immutable logs and full election verifiability thanks to individual and universal verification.

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    IDC: In the recently published IDC white paper, sponsored by Scytl, “Implementing End-to-End Verifiable Online Voting for Secure, Transparent and Tamper-Proof Elections” IDC highlights the need for governments to implement the necessary information security controls to ensure the security and verifiability of online voting processes: strong voter authentication, voter privacy, verifiability, and election integrity.

    Governments: Forward thinking governments are already reaping the success of fully verifiable online voting: Norway which pioneered the first fully verifiable online voting process and most recently, the Canton of Neuchâtel which recently presented it´s roadmap for universal and individual verifiability.

    EVOTE2014: As a result of Scytl´s interactive workshop during EVOTE2014 “The 10 Pillars of End-to-End Online Voting Verifiability” experts from academia, governments and businesses from across the globe either already embarked in online voting or those looking for insight were able to share and discuss industry best practices on the best practices required by any organization looking to implement secure, transparent, auditable and verifiable online voting processes.

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Concept of Death Can Influence Mental Health – A Analysis Finding In Bangladesh


Concept of Death Can Influence Mental Health – A Analysis Finding In Bangladesh

Man is mortal. It is a universal truth. Death is that the event that ensures this mortality. Some of us, who believe in faith, outline death as an occasion that leads us to another life, others, who don’t believe such, take it as an absolute end to the life. This variation within the concept of death develops from our childhood. Such an vital concept in human life is rarely approached scientifically. But can the pattern of concept have important impact on mental health?

My research began with the search of different ideas of death. The foremost optimistic concept in Bangladesh was the one that is described in the religion of Islam and followed by most of the people here. It describes death as an incident before the ‘life once death’. Those who do not observe or believe in faith carried the most pessimistic concept. It describes death as absolutely the cessation of life, and zip once it.

a hundred and fifty Muslim subjects were selected for this research. They were divided in 5 groups according to their extent of religiosity. The primary cluster consisted of the foremost spiritual kind of Muslim and also the last cluster consisted of the least non secular or nonbeliever type of Muslim (nonbelievers are included during this cluster) in Bangladesh. The opposite 3 teams in between consisted of the sort of Muslim that have moderate to mild degree of religiosity. Every group was assessed for their adjustment capacity, particularly with the universal truth – death. They were additionally assessed for his or her mental health condition, especially for their adjustment condition on an average.

Result was analysed using ANOVA and Correlation coefficient. Statistically important differences were found in both the adjustment with the truth of death and adjustment capability overall among the different teams of Muslim. The simplest adjustment in both the sectors mentioned above was found among the most spiritual cluster of Muslim. The worst was found in the least religious cluster (that included nonbelievers too). The intermediate teams showed differences of results more or less in same manner.

As the extent of religiosity was the indicator of the pattern of the concept of death, that’s, when a Muslim is additional non secular – death is more a representative of afterlife for her and thus for the nonbeliever death is absolutely the cessation to life. The primary group of Muslim who were the foremost religious among the a hundred and fifty subjects, had the simplest adjustment with the reality of death and conjointly had least number of psychiatric symptoms connected to adjustment disorders. The last cluster of Muslim showed just the other condition, for each death and mental health.

Thus in inference it absolutely was concluded that idea of death can influence mental health. It absolutely was anticipated from the result that the influence on mental health might come through the quality of adjustment with the universal truth – Death, which is also a product of the pattern of the concept of death.

The analysis was supervised by and submitted to the Bircham International University of Spain, and after the analysis by the academic board it was graded as an excellent one. The internet site of the Bircham International University cites concerning this research in the list of researches conducted under the supervision of this university.





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Aesthetic Everything

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2014

Aesthetic Everything®, the only online social networking platform for the global aesthetic industry, presents the 2014 Top 10 Aesthetic doctors, companies, medical spas, estheticians, skin care companies and aesthetic executives in America. This honor recognizes the expertise of the finest professionals and companies in the aesthetic industry, as well as companies that made an outstanding contribution to the aesthetic community. The complete list is available at

The Top 10 Aesthetic doctors and their charitable contributions for 2014 are as follows:

1.    W. Grant Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.S.- Marina Del Rey, CA – Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS is the recipient of the Just Like My Child Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian Award. The Foundation’s mission is to empower vulnerable adolescent girls by enabling them to create healthy, self-sustaining families who prosper without further aid.

2.    Michelle A. Spring, M.D., F.A.C.S.- Marina Del Rey, CA – Prior to joining the team at Marina Plastic Surgery, Dr. Michelle Spring traveled for one year to Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Ecuador, India, Peru, Taiwan and Vietnam, where she used her surgical skills and compassion to provide humanitarian relief as an Interplast Webster Fellow. She provided free reconstructive plastic surgery for children and adults with cleft palates, cleft lips, disfiguring burns and hand deformities.

3.    Mark N. Berkowitz, M.D.- Sterling Heights, MI – Dr. Mark Berkowitz supports Athletes Adopting Families, Stephen Tulloch foundation (Detroit Lions), Kadima and Matthew Bittker Foundation.

4.    Malcolm A. Lesavoy M.D., F.A.C.S. – Encino, CA – Dr. Lesavoy’s involvement with charitable organizations includes Interplast and Operation Smile. Both organizations provide surgical reconstruction in third world countries for babies and children that are born with or have acquired birth defects (cleft lip or palate) or traumatic injuries due to burns and trauma.

5.    Michael C. Edwards, M.D., F.A.C.S.- Las Vegas, NV – Dr. Michael Edwards donates regularly to the Wounded Warriors and the local food bank 3 Square. His public service also includes being President of the Clark County Medical Society.

6.    Michael N. Desvigne, M.D., C.W.S., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.C.W.S. – Chandler, AZ – Dr. Desvigne’s charitable work includes working at Duncan Hospital, in Raxaul, India teaching and educating physicians on advanced wound care and surgical reconstruction. He traveled to Haiti post-earthquake to work in local field hospital where he performed traumatic reconstructive surgery as well as advanced wound care, complex hand surgery, tumor resection, and burn treatment.

7.     John A. Grossman, M.D.- Beverly Hills, CA

8.    Frank Agullo, M.D., F.A.C.S. – El Paso, TX – Dr. Agullo and Dr. Palladino feel honored and blessed to be able to participate on yearly pro-bono missions with Smile Network International. The reconstructive field of Plastic Surgery is immensely rewarding to them, especially in these cases, where they make an everlasting and life altering difference in a child’s life who otherwise would probably be unable to seek surgical correction for his/her cleft lip and palate. Dr. Agullo and Dr. Palladino dedicate their time and effort once a year to offer their surgical expertise to under-served communities all around the world, including Peru, Honduras Vietnam and Mexico. Both Dr. Agullo and Dr. Palladino look forward to offering their continued support to Smile Network International and transforming the lives of over 50 patients on each mission, and feel thankful for such an enriching opportunity.

9.    Humberto Palladino, M.D., F.A.C.S. – El Paso, TX

10.    Ben Childers, M.D., F.A.C.S. – Riverside, CA – Dr. Ben Childers donated over $ 10k to the Claremont Club Art of Giving event to raise funds for living beyond Cancer and hosted an event for BRA Day (National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day) and raised $ 3200 for BRA Day.

The top 10 Aesthetic companies for 2014 are as follows:

1.    Zeltiq, CoolSculpting

2.    MiraDry, Miramar

3.    NeoGraft

4.    Aesthetic BluePrint

5.    Sientra

6.    Allergan

7.    Merz

8.    Galderma

9.    NKP Medical

10.    ThermiRX

The top 10 Medical Spas of 2014 are as follows:

1.    The Institute at Marina Plastic Surgery

2.    Southwest Plastic Surgery Medical Spa

3.    Glo MedSpa

4.    Bellissimo Medical Aesthetics

5.    Facial Aesthetics

6.    SkinRx & Body Wellness

7.    Dermatique Laser and Skin

8.    FreshSkin

9.    Renewal Skin Spa

10.    Envy Skin Clinic

The top 10 Estheticians of 2014 are as follows:

1. Angela Bravo

OC Skin Secrets

2. Olga Lucero

3. Amanda Oliver

St. Louis Skin Solutions

4. Mindi Mills-Kimrey

Duke Aesthetic Center, Durham, NC

5. Collette Balbero

Museum Spa & Specialists in Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC

6. Laura Meacham

Goldsboro Skin Center in Goldsboro, NC

7. Alexa Jeppi

8. Karla Keene

ClarityRx Skin Wellness Boutique, Newport Beach, CA

The top 10 Skin Care lines of 2014 are as follows:

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2. Clarity Clinical Skincare

3. Renewable Beauty

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5. American Laser Skincare

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6. Dermaesthetics

7. Bonblissbeauty

8. Dominaskincare

9. Elorum, Doramax

10. Pocketderm

The top Aesthetic Executives of 2014 are as follows:

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     VP of International Affairs, ZO Skin Health Inc.

2. Curtis A. Cluff

     Chief Executive Officer, Envy Medical, Inc.

3. Stephanie Evans

     National Sales Director and Trainer, DemaPur Skincare, Biophora

4. Rodney C. Fetaya

     Founder & CEO, Dermarose Skin Revitalized

5. Lisa Champlain Day

     Vice President, Ocis Biotechnology

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     Practice Development Manager, ZELTIQ

     Los Angeles

7. Stacy Fleury

     Practice Development Manager, ZELTIQ


8. Robert Rullo

     Founder, CEO continuED Medical LLC

9. James Kone Jr.

     Vice President Strategic Business Development | US & International, mybody

10. Jennifer Denman

     Territory Manager, Surgical Specialties/QUILL

     Southern California

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International Fabrics & Accessories Sourcing Fair -Dhaka!!!

Annual event of fabrics and accessories will be holding in Dhaka for three days from 12th to 15th January, 2011. The fair is aimed at addressing the needs of exporters and manufacturers of fabrics in Bangladesh. If you take Dhaka flights and join this event you will be coming across a complete range of fabrics and accessories including; thread, fabric, buttons, studs, zippers, fasteners, laces, ribbons, embroidery and more. It comes to know the attendees as well as designers the latest trends in the manufacturing and designing of the fabric. Although it will be organized at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, in Dhaka, but will be attended by visitors from other parts of the country as well as from other countries.


It will be proving many opportunities for the extension of business of fabrics in the country. If you take your flights to Dhaka you will be getting an opportunity to meet people belonging to almost all the branches of textile manufacturing there including; knitting, printing & dyeing, finishing, industrial associations, washing/ cleaning processing, accessories manufacturing, chemical fibers, industrial textiles/ non-woven fabrics, interior decorations, finished garments, Spinning, weaving, trade marks, and textile machinery production. The gathering of all these people at one place will provide them many opportunities to combine their businesses and get benefited. Thus those getting into city taking flights to Dhaka are taking their first step towards the betterment of their textile business.


Dhaka is famous all over the globe for its Khadi fabric that is no doubt a specialty product of Bangladesh’s domestic industry. Foreigners coming to the region love to purchase and wear this fabric. At International Fabrics & Accessories Sourcing Fair one can get some of the finest khadi fabrics.



If you are interested in fabric and cloth designing you should take cheap Dhaka flights and join this event to get more ideas about fabric designing and getting knowledge of different ways of textile production as well as manufacturing. Most of the people in the country are related to agriculture either directly or indirectly and a significant number of those are employed in fabrics work. If you are foreign to Bangladesh and are taking flights to Dhaka from UK or somewhere else must purchase some of the finest Bangladeshi hand made or machine made fabrics either from locals or at International Fabrics & Accessories Sourcing Fair at Dhaka.

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