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Apollo scientist stresses value of S&T degree

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Dr. Farouk El-Baz, a geologist who played a leading role during NASA’s Apollo space program in the 1960s, assured graduates that their degrees from Missouri S&T have prepared them for whatever they will encounter in their professional lives.

El-Baz, director of the Center for Remote Sensing and research professor at Boston University, spoke during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Saturday, May 12. El-Baz earned master of science and Ph.D. degrees in geology and geophysics from Missouri S&T.

“I am happy to say that every single course I took had an effect on my career,” El-Baz said. As an example, he cited a project in a graduate-level tectonics course in geology that required him to study a photo of the moon and write a report about its tectonics. He got an A on the paper but learned after joining NASA’s Apollo program that his interpretations were wrong.

“However, Professor (Paul) Proctor had taught me how to gain information from a single photograph,” El-Baz said. “That experience helped me to become secretary of the lunar landing site selection committee and trainer of all Apollo astronauts in visual observations and photography.

“The lesson here is that the education you received at S&T has prepared you for whatever you encounter in your future professional life,” El-Baz said. “I can assure you that, from my experiences, the S&T education is second to none.”

El-Baz compared his studies at S&T with time spent at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he took a full course load, dated his future wife, was heavily involved in student organizations and hosted a weekly Arabic radio variety show – but still earned mostly A’s, something that El-Baz said rarely happened at S&T.

“Be conscious of the great education you received here,” he said. “You should realize that the degree you acquire today basically means only one thing, and that is: until today you required someone to take you by the hand and teach you. But from this day forward, you can begin to teach yourself.”

El-Baz, who also holds a bachelor’s degree from Ain Shams University, conducted graduate research at Asyut University in Egypt. He later taught at Germany’s Heidelberg University, then participated in oil exploration in the Gulf of Suez.

In 1967, El-Baz was appointed by NASA as secretary of lunar landing site selection and chairman of astronaut training in orbital observations and photography. His role was chronicled by Tom Hanks in the TV series From the Earth to the Moon, in a segment titled: “The Brain of Farouk El-Baz.” In addition, the name El-Baz was immortalized on a shuttlecraft in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

After the Apollo Program ended, he joined the Smithsonian Institution to establish and direct the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, and to plan exhibits of the National Air and Space Museum. He then joined Itek Optical Systems as vice president for science and technology.

In 1986, he joined Boston University to establish and direct the Center for Remote Sensing. He developed methodologies for applying space-born data to scientific research efforts in geology, geography and archaeology. His work resulted in the location of groundwater resources in the Western Desert of Egypt, the Rajasthan of India, in Darfur of northwestern Sudan, the Sultanate of Oman, the Northern United Arab Emirates and Republic of Chad.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), El-Baz serves on the editorial boards of several international professional journals. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Astronomical Society in London and the Explorers Club in New York.

Mahathir, 92, sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister on Thursday after a stunning election comeback, defeating the coalition that has ruled the nation for six decades since independence from Britain.

 

Malaysia’s constitutional monarch, Sultan Muhammad V, administered the oath of office just before 10 p.m. (1400 GMT), in a ceremony carried live on state television from the palace.

Mahathir, 92, dubbed the “Father of Modern Malaysia” during his previous 22 years in power until 2003, was dressed in a traditional black “baju melayu” tunic and sarong, with an Islamic cap on his head. His return from retirement makes him the oldest elected leader in the world.

Hundreds of Malaysians lined the road leading to the palace, waving party flags and cheering. The Election Commission announced the result long before dawn and there was some consternation in the capital Kuala Lumpur over the time taken to swear in the new prime minister.

At a press conference after being sworn in, Mahathir reassured the financial community and said he would prioritize stabilizing the economy and return billions of dollars lost in a graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

“We believe that we can get most of the 1MDB money back … we have to increase the confidence of investors in the administration,” he told reporters.

Malaysian markets were closed and will reopen only on Monday, but overseas investors were nervous about the ouster of Prime Minister Najib Razak after a decade in office and the ringgit lost four percent in offshore trading.

An overseas Malaysian equity fund initially showed a 6 percent drop in share values but partly rebounded on Thursday.

“There should be no cause for any devaluation of the ringgit,” Mahathir said.

“As you know, we cannot revalue the ringgit too much, or else we will not be competitive, but we will try to make the ringgit as steady as possible,” he added.

 Mahathir was known for his strongarm, sometimes pugnacious style of rule intolerant of dissent from 1981 to 2003, but also for transforming his Southeast Asian country from a sleepy backwater into a modern industrialized nation.

He came out of retirement to take on his ex-protege Najib.

Mahathir’s alliance of four parties trounced Najib’s Barisan Nasional (BN), the first time it had ever lost an election.

Earlier on Thursday, Najib appeared to raise doubts that Mahathir would immediately take office because no single party had won a simple majority of seats in the 222-member parliament, and it would be up to the monarch to decide.

Official results showed that Mahathir’s coalition won 121 seats, comfortably more than the 112 required to rule. But it has not been formally registered as an alliance.

In a jubilant mood, Mahathir joked about his age and about being labeled a dictator at the news conference.

Mahathir has repeated a promise to repeal a deeply unpopular goods and services tax (GST) introduced by Najib and review foreign investments, including major infrastructure projects that are part of China’s Belt and Road initiative.

Some economists raised concern his populist election promises could undermine economic prospects at an increasingly challenging time for emerging markets, despite hopes elsewhere he might revive his bold approach to economic management.

“This upset ranks up there with Brexit and the Trump election,” said Aninda Mitra, a senior sovereign analyst at BNY Mellon Investment Management. “I believe the ringgit will come under pressure as policy continuity will come under a cloud.”

Mahathir said some of Malaysia’s debt are “too big” and need to be renegotiated.

New Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gestures beside Wan Azizah, the wife of a jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Najib’s BN coalition won 79 seats, a collapse from the 133 taken in the 2013 election, which was itself the coalition’s worst performance at the polls ever at the time.

In a tweet, Najib congratulated Mahathir on his appointment as premier and said he would assist in a smooth transition of power.

Few had expected Mahathir to prevail against a coalition that has long relied on the support of the country’s ethnic-Malay majority.

However, he joined hands with jailed political leader Anwar Ibrahim, his one-time deputy with whom he famously fell out 20 years ago, and together their alliance exploited public disenchantment over the cost of living and the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal that had dogged Najib since 2015.

Mahathir said that one of his first actions would be to seek a royal pardon for Anwar. Before the election he had promised to step aside once Anwar was free and let him become premier.

Anwar’s wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, was sitting next to Mahathir at his news conference. Under an agreement with Mahathir, she is to be deputy prime minister.

Anwar was imprisoned, first under Mahathir’s rule on charges of corruption and sodomy. He was released in 2004 but jailed again under Najib in 2015. Anwar denied all charges against him.

Mahathir and Najib were once allies but they clashed over a scandal around 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a state fund from which billions of dollars were allegedly siphoned off.

The 1MDB affair is being investigated by at least six countries, although Najib has denied any wrongdoing and has been cleared by Malaysia’s attorney-general.

Mahathir had vowed to investigate the scandal if elected and bring missing funds back to Malaysia. On Thursday, he said that if Najib had done anything wrong he would “face the consequences”.

Najib conceded the election in a news conference but has not been seen in public since. He did not attend the swearing-in ceremony at the palace.

Additional reporting by A.Ananthalakshmi, Joseph Sipalan, Emily Chow, Praveen Menon, and Fathin Ungku; Writing by Praveen Menon; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan and Mark Heinrich

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-election/mahathir-92-sworn-in-as-malaysias-seventh-prime-minister-idUSKBN1IB03S

The late Prof. Mahmud Salakhitdinov FIAS (Uzbekistan )

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It is with a sense of sadness and sorrow that the President and the Director General of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) in Amman, Jordan, announce the passing away of the eminent academician of the Republic of Uzbekistan: Prof. Makhmud Salakhitdinov has been a fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences since 1993. He died at the age of 85.

Dr Salakhitdinov was born on November 23, 1933 in Namangan, Namangan region. In 1955, he graduated from Central Asian State University (now National University of Uzbekistan) and studied postgraduate study at this university. He defended his PhD in 1958 and defended his doctoral dissertation in 1967. In 1974, he was elected as a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

For more than 60 years of his scientific and pedagogical and organizational activities, he was the Director of the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences, vice president, president of the Academy of Sciences, Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education, Physics and Mathematics Department of the Academy of Sciences and worked as a professor at the National University of Uzbekistan and head of the Department of Mathematics at the Academy of Sciences.

Academician M. Salakhitdinov was awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Uzbekistan named after Abu Rayhon Beruniy, Honored Worker of Science of the Republic of Uzbekistan, “Buyuk xizmatlari uchun”, “Fidokorona xizmatlari uchun”, “Mehnat shuhrati”.

The memory of the famous scientist, a good teacher, humble man Mahmud Salakhitdinov will always remain in our hearts.

Prof. Salakhitdinov will be greatly missed by his colleagues and fellow scientists in Uzbekistan and the Islamic world. “Ina Lillah Wa Ina Ilaihi Raj’oon.”

IAS President, Fellows and staff offer their heartfelt condolences to his family and friends throughout the world.

 

45th Session of OIC-CFM begins, Rohingya issue in focus

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The two-day 45th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM) begins in Dhaka Saturday 5 May 2018 with a special attention on Rohingya crisis.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the high level meeting at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) where the chairmanship of the CFM passed from incumbent Cote d’Ivoire to Bangladesh for the next one year.

Over 600 representatives of 52 out of 56 member states of OIC and other five countries, including around 40 ministers and state ministers, have joined the two-day conference with the theme of ‘Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity and Development’. “Rohingya crisis will get special attention at the conference and there will be a special session on the issue,” Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said at a press briefing on Thursday.

The minister said the government wants to work together with the international community and the Muslim World to have a peaceful solution to the Rohigya crisis.

“We’ll discuss the possible ways to resolve the Rohingya crisis and intensify the efforts of the intentional community and the OIC member countries to face it,” he said. Echoing the foreign minister, OIC Assistant Secretary General Hashmi Yousuf said Rohingya issue will be one of the main agenda of discussion at the 45th Session of the OIC-CFM, while he visited Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Friday afternoon along with other ministers and representatives of the OIC countries.

The Canadian Prime Minister’s special envoy to Myanmar, Foreign Minister Bob Rae, will deliver a speech at the session at OIC-CFM, official sources said. The Foreign Minister said Bangladesh will get a scope to present its different initiatives, experiences and achievements before the international community, including the Muslim World, through the high level conference.

“We hope all the decisions to be taken at the conference and the Dhaka declaration will be considered as the outcome document…the successful holding of the conference will add a new dimension regarding the cooperation between the OIC and Bangladesh,” he said. Mahmood said the challenges facing by the Muslim Ummah–the conflicts, division, tension and instability of the Muslim world–will get the main focus at the CFM of the OIC.

He said the conference will discuss ways to overcome the humanitarian disasters the Muslims are facing across the globe, and the means to remove the Islam phobia. The issue of realising the justified rights of Palestinian people and Al-Quds will get due importance like in the past, the minister said.

http://en.sahos24.com/bangladesh/15572/45th-Session-of-OIC-CFM-begins-Rohingya-issue-in-focus

Bangladesh to host 45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in May 2018

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The decision was made during Meeting of 44th CFM of OIC in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Bangladesh will host 45th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Dhaka in 2018.

The decision was made during Meeting of 44th CFM of OIC in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the 44th CFM was inaugurated by Cote d’Ivoirian President Alassane Ouatara on July 10, 2017.

The meeting was chaired by the Cote d’Ivoirian Foreign Minister Marcel Amon Tanoh and Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali was leading the Bangladesh delegation.

With this opportunity of hosting CFM, Bangladesh has become a part of the OIC Troika and an influential member of the important 8 member OIC Executive Committee for the next three years.

The theme chosen for this year’s Council was ‘Youth, Peace and Development in a World of Solidarity’.

Mahmood Ali conducted a brainstorming session during the Abidjan CFM where referring to the theme Mahmood Ali suggested full participation of the Muslims especially the youth in human endeavours for transforming the world emphasising on a life of enlightenment, scientific enquiry, technology and innovation to bring positive change in our societies.

Centring the Palestine issue the member States also discussed challenges of internal conflicts, fratricidal civil wars, factional and sectarian feuds, instability and tension across a large part of the Muslim world, terrorism and violent extremism, Islamophobia, humanitarian crises, regressions and ills of Muslim societies including problems of poverty and underdevelopment.

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister also spoke for Rakhine Muslims by reminding CFM member to support Rakhine Muslims’ repatriation by restoring their rights.

He also suggested undertaking of bold collective initiatives and joint projects under the newly taken up OIC second ten year development plan called OIC 2025 Programme of Action.

Mahmood Ali’s delegation includes Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque and Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and permanent representative to OIC Golam Moshi as well as officers from the Foreign Ministry and Bangladesh Mission in Riyadh.

Foreign ministers of a large number of member states and Representatives of observer states, various OIC institutions and international organisations attended the Council.

Bangladesh to host 45th CFM in 2018

The Arab Thought Foundation launches its tenth cultural development report from Dubai

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The Arab Thought Foundation published the 10th Arab Cultural Development Report titled “Innovation or Exhaustion – Arab Scientific Research: Its Reality, Challenges and Perspectives” at a Special Ceremony in Dubai.

The ceremony was attended by HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development in the United Arab Emirates, Prince Khalid Al Faisal, President of the Arab Thought Foundation, Prince Bandar Bin Khaled Al Faisal, Professor Henry Al Await, Director General of the Arab Thought Foundation, part. Minister of Culture of Jordan, Mohamed Ali Al-Hakim, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCWA, Egyptian scientist Farouk El-Baz, members of the Board of Trustees and the Administration and personalities from culture, science, science and diplomacy.

Khalid Al Faisal thanked the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular for the hospitality and hospitality and for all that we have found and blessed in these blessed days of the greatness of culture and thought in the Arab world. This time is the harbinger of proverbs for the young state, which sets no limits to success and every day represents a new example of progress, prosperity and means of knowledge in every direction. He also thanked Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Noura Al Kaabi, for their presence and participation in the presentation of the 10th Arabic Report of the Arab Thought Foundation.

and stated: “The Arab Thought Foundation has for the tenth year in a row presented its Arab report on cultural development, while the Arab world is experiencing more wars, conflicts and political differences, and the resulting economic, social and cultural crises with environmental problems such as Desertification and decline of forest areas and water scarcity are associated And pollution. The tenth report addresses all these issues objectively and in numbers, focusing this year on the activities of scientific research, technological development and innovation, and its role in comprehensive and sustainable development, in our belief in the role of thought, science and culture in promoting the bitterness of reflecting this reality ». “The emphasis on scientific research, technological development and innovation and their relationship to comprehensive and sustainable development is a scientific need that is necessitated by the concepts and demands of the age, this knowledge-based age and the knowledge-based economy., And economic growth, and where In this third millennium and in its new developmental concepts, Al-Faisal believed that improving the quality of life and raising living standards was not just based on economic growth, but also on knowledge in general and its scientific and technological sources in particular. “A knowledge society is society that generates, publishes and invests knowledge for the well-being of nations and the well-being of its citizens. Thus, Arab countries are no longer able to spend more on education than many developing countries, while their economic growth rates are lower than in other countries. “The report makes a significant contribution to providing scientific foundations, accurate data and accurate statistics in various scientific areas, which is an indispensable first step in delivering recommendations and visions that enable planners and decision makers, depending on their role From our crises, which point out that “the report urges us to devote future research strategies and allocations to funding as if to alarm, warns us to miss the opportunity to gather knowledge of the fourth revolution Because the Possibilities Are Still Available and the Decision Is Back To Addressing the Key Challenges of Poverty and Unemployment, Migrations, Political Tensions and Societal Disruptions, a complete and integrated system will begin that will involve scientific research, technological development and innovation t lead to comprehensive and sustainable development, or we remain prisoners of the scientific culture in which we are victims of our failure. “

Al-Faisal thanked coordinators, consultants, thinkers, experts, academics and technicians inside and outside the Arab Thought Foundation, and expressed hope to all those who contributed to the completion of this report, to Arab readers, researchers and academics Contributing to the Arab Conflict and Contributing to the Renaissance and Achieving Comprehensive and Sustainable Development.

Minister Noura al-Kaabi gave a speech in which she outlined the central role of the Arab Thought Foundation in developing and promoting joint development The report draws on its importance from the various scientific themes and represents a holistic and groundbreaking dimension for the Arab library. He s relies on several methods for the most accurate diagnosis of the situation, presenting data, numbers and statistics and explaining the future with recommendations and suggestions.

and stressed that “scientific research in the Arab countries below the level of ambition and without the amount of resources that prevails in these countries, and the reality sees a big gap clarified the Arab scientific research and its global counterpart”. In her speech, she explored the role of knowledge that has become a strategic resource in business life: an inexhaustible wealth that grows every day. “Cultural and artistic innovation is an essential activity for the formation of the knowledge society and for the creation of cultural and intellectual industries based on cultural and intellectual production, which is part of the tenth Arab Cultural Development Report, which provides an accurate diagnosis of the activities of scientific research The United Arab Emirates has published its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world, by playing its role as the main driver of government development and as a key factor in economic development

In her speech, Al Kaabi called for this report to be an important step in promoting cultural development in our Arab countries by increasing understanding and understanding of the importance of international development deepening changes in research, development, innovation and the creation of new patterns of integration.

 She thanked the Arab Thought Foundation for the election of the UAE to launch the tenth Arab Cultural Development Report, which coincides with the UAE celebrations in Zayed, the leader who recognized the importance of culture and knowledge as fundamental components of the UAE And the potential to accelerate development makes the UAE today an oasis of thought, culture and art.

On the other hand, in his speech, Professor Henry Al-Await, Director-General of the Arab Thought Foundation, referred to three points related to the report, its characteristics and characteristics, and highlighted its conclusions and recommendations. He pointed out that the reasons for assigning this report to the scientific research, technology and innovation activities in the Arab countries focus primarily on the achievements of scientific research and innovation in recent years, with profound developments and spectacular discoveries global level. An integrated report presents the present reality in our Arab homeland, outlines its challenges and outlines its perspectives and mechanisms. He pointed out that the Foundation does not claim to monopolize the initiative to explore the reality of scientific research in the Arab world, has in the past developed a series of reports to the conditions of scientific research systems and technological development and innovation diagnose in the Arab countries. He stressed the need to periodically publish Arabic reports dealing with scientific research issues, the development of concepts of scientific research and their relationship to different sectors, and their ability to meet the challenges of states.

Al-Aweit focused on the features and characteristics of the report in order to meet the aspirations of our societies and to reflect the services that it most desires to deliver. The most important of these is its holistic character, which is reflected in the first five chapters: scientific research and higher education, the use of innovation and development, culture and available scientific directions, innovation and technological development, mechanisms to build a knowledge-based economy; The second topic is the twenty-five papers with more than 500 pages covering various aspects of scientific research, technology and innovation. Third, it is reflected in its geographical coverage, which has excluded no Arab country in Mashreq and the Maghreb. The fourth is reflected in the nationalities of the participants in the composition, representing different parts of the Arab world.

Al-Awaite referred to the abundance of topics in the report, including Arab scientific research in the axes of the social sciences and humanities, the ethical principles in scientific research and the credibility of its activities, the Arab scientific culture, the role of the Arabic language in the creation of an Arab knowledge society, creative thinking, development results of the research and innovation system, artificial intelligence and robotics, patterns of Arab and European cooperation, women, technology and knowledge production, scientific information and publication and other new topics not covered by the Arab departments or rarely have the status they deserve.

Al-Awaite emphasized that one of the key benefits of the report is the central position of the development goals that meet the needs of the Arab countries. He pointed out that the report points to the United Nations-led initiative to implement the Sustainable Development Plan in early 2016 and stresses that this sustainable development is comprehensive in all dimensions of this dimension and calls on the Arab countries to do so To introduce mechanisms Adequate and effective work to link scientific research and technological development with the priorities of such a development.

He explained that this report is an experiment to analyze the performance of Arab countries in developing national science, technology and innovation systems in terms of sustainable development goals.

and concluded the conclusions and recommendations of the report and identified the mechanisms for its implementation by returning to the experience of developed and developing countries, the comprehensive reviews of their existing science and technology systems, in particular, strengthening the contributions of the central government, higher and Closer cooperation with the private sector, scientific and technological capabilities and promotion of innovation at local level within specific disciplines and full consideration of education and training at all stages. And, on the basis of a solid political and legal foundation, to develop innovative methods of Arab cooperation in science, technology and innovation, and to develop creative initiatives that enable Arab institutions to benefit from Arab scientists and innovators in countries of proliferation.

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