INDIA LAUNCHES FIRST MARS-BOUND SPACECRAFT
India has successfully launched a spacecraft to the Red Planet - with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach Mars. India successfully launches its first rocket bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel. Mangalyaan, which means "Mars craft" in Hindi, must travel some 485m miles over 300 days to reach the Red Planet next September. The 1,350kg Mangalyaan orbiter was headed first into an elliptical orbit around Earth, after which a series of technical maneuvers and short burns will raise its orbit before it slingshots toward Mars.
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EXPENSIVE CANCER MEDICINES FORCE MYANMAR PATIENTS TO TURN TO INDIAN IMPORTS
As the majority of cancer-curing medications are expensive, most patients are relying on medicine imported from India, cancer specialist Dr. Soe Aung told a health forum on eliminating cancer through education. By using certain cancer medicines, patients can destroy some cancer cells. As more remedies for cancer treatment have emerged, many cancers can at least be managed if not completely cured. Myanmar imported more than US$150 million worth of medicine in the 2009-2010 financial year. For the 2012-13 financial year, that figure has increased to more than $244 million.
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WORLD TO SEE BOOM IN BIG FIRMS
An additional 7,000 companies globally are expected to become large enterprises with revenues of more than $1 billion by 2025, with 70 percent of them likely to be based in emerging regions, especially China, a report has said. The new report also said that many more large companies will develop in emerging cities and countries from the current 8,000 large companies worldwide, 75 percent of which are based in developed regions.China is without a doubt the most powerful growth engine for new global companies, and now is the time for forward-thinking cities to build their reputations among Chinese business leaders.
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TURKEY REOPENS BORDER GATE WITH SYRIA
Turkey reopened the Oncupinar border gate with Syria in the southern province of Kilis after seven weeks' closure due to security concerns. The border gate had been closed since Sept. 19, when clashes erupted in Syria's Azez, and only opened for convoys of humanitarian aids. The gate is now open to all and the Esseleme border gate has also been opened by Syria. Turkey, once an ally of Damascus but now a leading force against it, has purportedly provided Syrian rebel leaders with sanctuary.
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Professor Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to both the theory and practice of Intellectual Capital. As the world’s first director of IC in 1991 he initiated the creation of the world's first public corporate Intellectual Capital Annual Report 1994, and inspired the development ever since on IC metrics. He was parallel to that prototyping the Skandia Future Center as a Lab for Organisational design, one of the very first in the World in 1996, and inspired many to be followed.

During 1996 he was recognised with awards from the American Productivity and Quality Centre, USA and Business Intelligence, UK. In January 1998, Leif received the prestigious Brain Trust "Brain of the Year" award, UK. for his pioneering work on IC. In 1999 noted as Most Admired Knowledge Award on Knowledge Leadership. He was also awarded The KEN Practitioner of the Year 2004, from Entovation International, where he also is an E 100. In 2006 also listed in a book by London Business Press, as one of The 50 Most influential Thinkers in the World. He is listed in Who’s Who in the world. Also associate member of The Club of Rome. He is also Cofounder and Chairman of The New Club of Paris, focused on the Knowledge Economy Agenda setting initiatives

Professor Leif Edvinsson has his education from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Lund University, Sweden. He is the author of numerous articles on the service management and on Intellectual Capital. In March 1997, together with Michael S. Malone, he launched one of the very first books on Intellectual Capital. He is also special advisor on Societal Entrepreneurship to the Swedish Governmental Foundation for Competence and Knowledge Development, as well as on Service Science to the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation. In 1997 co founder of Intellectual Capital Sweden AB.

Leif is serving on the Board of Directors of several knowledge intensive enterprises among others earlier the Swedish Brain Research Foundation as well as for many years the Center for Molecular Medicine at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2000 he has been the Honorary Chairman of the UK based Henley College, KM Forum. Since 2000, he has been Professor, adjunct at Lund University on Intellectual Capital. He is also serving on the Jury of the Swedish Knowledge Award as well as the Globe Forum Jury for Sustainability City Award. In January 2006, he was also appointed professor adj. at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and later promoted to Chair Professor in 2007. In 2009 also appointed Guest Professor at Jiaotong University, Xian, China. In June 2010 awarded in Kuala Lumpur for Branding of Human Capital.

For contact use email: leif.edvinsson@unic.net