Professor Bates Gill joins Asia Society Australia as the Scholar-In-Residence under a new partnership with Macquarie University

1 October 2020

Asia Society Australia and Macquarie University have today announced the appointment of Dr Bates Gill, political analyst, scholar of China, and author and Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University as the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence.

The Scholar-in-Residence Program is a new initiative that will appoint leading thinkers to Asia Society Australia to provide analysis on the critical issues facing Australia in Asia, engage with Australian business and government and contribute to Asia Society programs and publications.

In partnership with Macquarie University, Professor Gill will take up his new appointment on 1 October. Bates is an expert on Chinese foreign policy with a long record of research and publications on international and regional security issues. He is the former CEO of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and a former Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Bates was also the co-editor of Asia

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Local husband-wife photography team helps lower the save rate for Forsyth Humane Society. | Twin City Talk

The love of dogs has taken on a new meaning for Lauren and Dave Clark, owners of DesiLu Photography.

Not only is the company named after the couple’s dogs, Desi and Lucy, but the pair have partnered with Forsyth Humane Society (FHS) to photograph dogs that are up for adoption after their experience fostering a senior pet.

“Our relationship with Forsyth Humane Society started with us becoming fosters about two years ago,” says Lauren. “We brought home this gorgeous dog that looked a lot like our dog, Desi. Knowing that black dogs are harder to photograph and get adopted, we decided to take her over to our studio to take some pictures of her and sent them over to FHS.”

From there the partnership was born.

Lauren and Dave photograph the pets once or twice a month, helping FHS work toward their goal of increasing the save rate in the

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Badnore to be president of Holiday Home Society’s governing council

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The Chandigarh administration has constituted the governing council and executive committee of the Holiday Home Society.

UT administrator VP Singh Badnore will be the president of the governing council, while its vice-president will be UT adviser Manoj Kumar Parida. Secretary, social welfare department, will be the secretary of the society, which will have 19 members, including four nominated members to be appointed by the UT administrator.

The executive committee will have the UT adviser as its chairperson, while UT finance secretary will be its vice-chairperson. It will have eight members, including four from the governing council who will be nominated to the committee by the UT administrator.

The administration had in February taken over the Indira Holiday Home in Sector 24 with plans to set up a high-end old age facility on payment basis.

The administration’s move comes at a time when the demand for

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‘Real Men Wear Pink’: Chattanooga-area men participate in American Cancer Society initiative

Every year, the American Cancer Society recruits men from the community to wear pink every day for a month as part of its Real Men Wear Pink campaign, an effort to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.

But this isn’t your typical year. Just about the only thing that will be normal for this October’s campaign is the wardrobe choice for the 10 local men committed to the cause.

With competing causes that have arisen through the coronavirus pandemic alongside the social measures being taken to mitigate the burgeoning disease’s spread, the men had to get creative this year with outreach and fundraising. Here, they share why they’re sticking it out and why they joined in the first place.

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Real Men Wear Pink


Curtis Ottinger

Real Men Wear Pink 2020 chair; managing partner, Heritage Funeral Home East Brainerd Chapel


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Uncharted Society Brings Socially Distanced Adventure To Public Lands

Powersports company partners with outfitters to take travelers to “hidden playgrounds.”

Sea-Doo wants you to rip through the water-bound canyons of Lake Powell. Can-Am hopes you’ll leave a trail of dust through the Mojave Desert. Ski-Doo wants to see you summiting the powdery slopes of the Rocky Mountains. And each of these power sport brands is hoping to lure Americans into the outdoors under the banner of their new, joint experience called Uncharted Society.

Uncharted Society launched in June, with around 40 curated experiences focused on adventuring in America’s public lands. “These vehicles are allowing people to discover hidden playgrounds and lands that are not always accessible otherwise, such as snowy mountain tops or sand dunes in the desert,” says BRP-X Innovation Lab Program Lead Véronique Lacroix.

Those hidden playgrounds include Yosemite, California; Bryce Canyon,

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16 exonerated in Rs284m housing society corruption case – Newspaper

KARACHI: An accountability court has exonerated 16 people charged with corruption of over Rs284 million allegedly commited through illegal surrender of over 18 acres of Pakistan Post Office Cooperative Housing Society (PPOCHS) land.

The Accountability Court-IV Judge Suresh Kumar pronounced his reserved judgement after recording evidence and hearing final arguments from both sides.

The judge noted that the prosecution failed to prove the charges against the accused, and ordered their acquittal.

The accused included Kamran Nabi Ahmed, the chairman of the society when a suit was filed, Mohammad Jaffar Khan and former honorary secretary along with the management committee members, government officials and private persons — Arif Hussain, Ms Rubina Nafees, Ms Saima Mashkoor, Ms Nagma Sultan, Ms Tahira Sultan, Ms Ishrat Jaffar, Aun Saeed Hashmi, Wali Bhai Momin, Mubarak Ali, Mubarak Ali Rahim, Barkat Ali, Imran Mehdi Memon, Muhammad Akhtar Pathan and Imdad Ali Mughal.

According to the prosecution,

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Windsor’s Canadian Cancer Society branch closes after more than 20 years

After being part of the community for two decades, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Windsor branch has permanently closed its doors. 

Donna Gerardi, whose 28-year-old son was recently diagnosed with cancer, says she was disappointed to hear the news. 

“People need to understand that this is a huge loss to Windsor,” said Gerardi, who lives in East Riverside. “They don’t understand what this association does for people in the community until you live it.” 

The society provides support services and information for people and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis including counselling, travel accommodations to appointments and wigs. 

The organization, located in downtown Windsor, has been closed since the start of the pandemic in March and has slowly moved out of the space over the last few months, executive vice president of finance and operations Sara Oates told CBC News Wednesday. 

Executive VP of finance and operations Sara Oates says the
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Social discrimination to girls must end to make enriched society

Staff Reporter, Rangpur :

Labiba experienced what it means to be the Deputy Commissioner of Rangpur when she symbolically took over the rolefor a day. #GirlsTakeover campaign is held every year by Plan International globally and in Bangladesh to celebrate the International Day of the Girl is a demand for urgent social and political change to tear down the barriers of discrimination that hold girls back.

Labiba participated as the chief guest in a discussion session and award-giving ceremony held on the occasion of National Girls Child Day 2020 organized by the Woman Affairs Department of Rangpur. Kawshar Parvin, Deputy Director of Woman Affairs Department of Rangpur presided over the meeting. Ashish Kumar Bakshi, Divisional Manager of Plan International Bangladesh was present as a special guest.

Labiba distributed award among the winners of the essay competition. Later on, Labiba addressed in the meeting, shared her views, feelings, explained her experience

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Post Crossing Society showcases Channapatna toys online- The New Indian Express

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BENGALURU:  In line with the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat speech a month ago urging entrepreneurs and start-ups to make the country a global toy hub, the Post Crossing Society of India has unveiled a set of postcards featuring the trademark toys of 12 states, including Channapatna toys from Karnataka. To commemorate the 151st World Post Card Day on October 1, they will be simultaneously released across the country virtually via ‘DebutPex 2020’, India’s first online postcard exhibition, said acting Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, S Rajendra Kumar. 

Colonel Akhil Kumar, founding member of the Society, told TNIE, “We have been regularly coming out with postcards to promote the country in different way by showcasing its birds, dances, tourist spots and so on. After hearing the PM’s talk, we decided that the toys manufactured in the country need to be promoted.”

One side of the postcard has

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Dannevirke Art Society diamond exhibition opens

Dannevirke’s Art Society is 60 years old this year and as such it just had to overcome the Covid restrictions and celebrate its diamond exhibition this month.

Opening night is October 9 between 5.30pm and 7pm in the A&P Produce Hall and it is set to be a glittering affair as female guests are invited to bring out their diamonds and sequins and men to wear vests and bow ties. Entry costs $5.

Tracy Pearson painting Happy Birthday To Me as an entry in the Rosebowl Competition with the theme Celebration.
Tracy Pearson painting Happy Birthday To Me as an entry in the Rosebowl Competition with the theme Celebration.

In this time the winners of the Heather Foote Trophy and Rosebowl will be announced and after that sales of paintings on display can proceed. Several life members will be present and some of their work will be on display.

The exhibition continues through to October 18 from 10am-4pm daily with a late night Wednesday, October 14 until 7pm

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