TAU is Now Affiliated With World City Medical Center, Philippines

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Texila American University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the World City Medical Center, Philippines for different specializations in Masters in Medicine / Master of Surgery (MD/MS) programs. Now the students can pursue the Residential programs for different verticals in Philippines as well.

World City Medical Center is one of the leading healthcare providers in Philippines and is marked as a tertiary hospital with 276 bed capacity.  It encompasses the preventive, curative and rehabilitative facets of the maintenance of the physical and psychological welfare of the society.

With the well advanced tradition of an excellent healthcare provider and unmatched hospitality, the World City Medical Center dedicates itself in providing optimum and holistic healthcare and wellness to its patients all around the world.

The infrastructure of the hospital ranges from the grand-standing lobby to various comfy suites and private rooms. The hospital guarantees all its patients and customers a medical and wellness experience unparalleled by any medical centers in the country.

The specializations offered include the following:

  • Radiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • OBG
  • Internal Medicine
  • Chest Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine

The Post Graduate Degree will be awarded by the Texila American University and the Training will be provided by the World City Medical Center, Philippines.

 

India Became 3rd-Largest Economy in 2011 From 10th in 2005

img01WASHINGTON: In a matter of six years, India emerged as the world’s third-largest economy in 2011 from being the 10th largest in 2005, moving ahead of Japan, while the US remained the largest economy closely followed by China, latest figures have revealed.

“The economies of Japan and the UK became smaller compared to the US, while Germany increased slightly, France and Italy remained the same,” according to data released on Wednesday by the International Comparison Program (ICP), hosted by the Development Data Group at the World Bank Group.

“The relative rankings of the three Asian economies — China, India, and Indonesia — to the US doubled, while Brazil, Mexico and Russia increased by one-third or more,” the report said. The world produced goods and services worth over $90 trillion in 2011 and that almost half of the total output came from low and middle-income countries, it said.

According to the major findings of the ICP, six of the world’s 12 largest economies were in the middle-income category (based on the World Bank’s definition).

When combined, the 12 largest economies accounted for two-thirds of the world economy and 59 per cent of the population, it said.

The purchasing power parities (PPPs)-based world GDP amounted to $90,647 billion, compared with $70,294 billion measured by exchange rates, it said, adding that the share of middle-income economies in global GDP is 48 per cent when using PPPs and 32 per cent when using exchange rates.

The six largest middle-income economies — China, India, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico — account for 32.3 per cent of world GDP, whereas the six largest high-income economies — US, Japan, Germany, France, UK and Italy — account for 32.9 per cent, the report said.

Asia and the Pacific, including China and India, account for 30 per cent of world GDP, Eurostat-OECD 54 per cent, Latin America 5.5 per cent (excluding Mexico, which participates in the OECD and Argentina, which did not participate in the ICP 2011), Africa and Western Asia about 4.5 per cent each.

“China and India make up two-thirds of the Asia and the Pacific economy, excluding Japan and South Korea, which are part of the OECD comparison. Russia accounts for more than 70 per cent of the CIS, and Brazil for 56 per cent of Latin America. South Africa, Egypt, and Nigeria account for about half of the African economy,” said the report.

“At 27 per cent, China now has the largest share of the world’s expenditure for investment (gross fixed capital formation) followed by the US at 13 per cent.

India, Japan and Indonesia follow with 7 per cent, 4 per cent, and 3 per cent, respectively,” the report said.

China and India account for about 80 per cent of investment expenditure in the Asia and the Pacific region.

Russia accounts for 77 per cent of CIS, Brazil for 61 per cent of Latin America and Saudi Arabia 40 per cent of Western Asia, it said.

The report said low-income economies, as a share of world GDP, were more than two times larger based on PPPs than respective exchange rate shares in 2011.

Yet, these economies accounted for only 1.5 per cent of the global economy, but nearly 11 per cent of the world population.

Roughly 28 per cent of the world’s population lives in economies with GDP per capita expenditure above the $13,460 world average and 72 per cent are below that average.

The approximate median yearly per capita expenditure for the world — at $10,057 — means that half of the global population has per capita expenditure above that amount and half below, it said.

The five economies with the highest GDP per capita are Qatar, Macao, Luxembourg, Kuwait and Brunei.

The first two economies have more than $1,00,000 per capita, the ICP report said.

Eleven economies have more than $50,000 per capita, while they collectively account for less than 0.6 per cent of the world’s population. The US has the 12th-highest GDP per capita.

Eight economies – Malawi, Mozambique, Central African Republic, Niger, Burundi, Congo, Comoros and Liberia — have a GDP per capita of less than $1,000.

The five economies with highest actual individual consumption per capita are Bermuda, US, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Luxembourg.

The world average actual individual consumption per capita is approximately $8,647, it said.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Mashramani 2014 Celebration by Texila American University

Texila American University (TAU) for the first time since its operation in 2010 joined Guyana in celebrating its recent 44th Republic anniversary on the 23rd February, 2014. Mashramani is an Amerindian word which means “Celebration after Hard Work”. This year Mashramani was celebrated under the theme “Cultural Folklore; Celebrating 44″, it is most commonly known as “Mash”. This is one of the most anticipated festivals for Guyanese; since they are given the opportunity to mix, mingle and design costumes, art and music to depict their rich cultural heritage. It is usually followed by a hive of activities which includes calypso, steel band, soca and chutney competitions. We at TAU were most proud to part-take in the cultural celebrations.

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Texila American University recently hosted an Annual Cultural Evening on December 22nd, 2013 at the National Cultural Centre, Georgetown, Guyana. Students of Texila hailing from 35 countries celebrated and enjoyed their differences that the diversity has created for students, faculty, and staff.

The cultural evening showcased a wide range of cultural performances including classical and traditional dance, music, skit, mime, pageant show, etc. representing the traditions.

Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Dr. Prem Misir was the guest speaker and awarded the students who have proved their excellence in academics, sports and cultural events.

Executives from Concordia College – New York visits Texila American University

President of Concordia College, New York visited Texila American University in Georgetown, Guyana on 12th December to 15th December 2013.

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130 years old heritage Concordia College located in Bronxville, New York is one of the premier institutions in the United States of America. Today, Concordia College offers comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum combined with real-world experiential learning opportunities, encompassing dynamic programs in various disciplines including Health Studies, Nursing, Biology, Business, Education, English, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, and Social Work.

Texila American University is a rapidly growing institution located in Guyana, South America offering programs in Doctor of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, etc. Addressing the demands of medical education worldwide, Concordia College and Texila American University has come out with a collaboration, through which students can study their 2 years of Premedical Program at Concordia College in New York and do their 2 years of Pre-clinicals (also called as basic sciences) in Guyana and continue with their next 2 years Clinical Clerkship in various states in the United States.

During their visit, Dr. Viji George, the president of Concordia College – New York and Dr. Molinda Kearns, associate professor of Biology and Chemistry toured the campuses of Texila American University located in Goedverwagting and Woolford Avenue.  The officials also met with the students during their walk to the Classrooms, Laboratories, Library, Etc. and the lunch session with the students at Germans Restaurant.

Mr. Saju Bhaskar, the Chief Executive Officer of Texila American University highlighted that this joint-program can be of great advantage to the students who would want a mix of medical educational experience, where the students get the opportunity to study in the United States and Guyana. He also added that, medical students who would want to study MD-Doctor of Medicine outside USA can take this unique opportunity, where they only spend 2 years of time in Guyana and the rest in the USA.

Texila American University, which is known to be the one among the very few institutions in the Caribbean region to have both pre-clinical laboratories and affiliated clinical hospital with 600 + beds has now extended their program with a wider geo locations for its students through this program.

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World’s Greatest West Indies Cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul visit to Texila American University

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This 22nd day of January, 2014 will always be entrenched in the memory of students of the Texila American University, long after their campus career.

Paying a courtesy call on the campus was one of the world’s greatest cricketers, Mr. Shivnarine Chanderpaul. The famous cricketer strolled through the campus halls much to the amazement of students and staff members.

The visit of Mr. Chanderpaul was a pleasant surprise to all and he was treated with the respect due to a revered guest. Students gathered around to greet and take pictures of and with the famous cricketer.

Indeed, this was a momentous occasion for everyone who got the opportunity of meeting with the accomplished all-rounder.

Texila American University’s recent Annual Cultural Evening a success

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HAILING from 35 countries, the students of Texila American University recently celebrated their differences and the opportunities that the diversity has created for students, faculty, and staff.

Last month, on December 22nd, the University hosted an Annual Cultural Evening at the National Cultural Centre, which showcased a wide range of cultural performances including classical and traditional dance, music, skit, mime, pageant show, etc. representing the traditions.

The show turned out to be a cultural extravaganza, which received wide applause and positive responses from the audience consisting of guests, parents, students and the public.

Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Dr. Prem Misir was the guest speaker at the event. He was among other distinguished dignitaries who distributed prizes for the toppers in academics, sports and cultural events.

The event started with the National Anthem at 17:30 hrs and by the time the programme ended, more than 25 colourful shows had been presented; shows to do with everyday life in diverse nations and the dressing styles of people in all walks of life were tastefully shown not only through dance but also their ever important pageant shows.

Texila University has celebrated 50 years of African-American achievements at the university, honouring the vast accomplishments of African- Americans over the past half-century.

A statement from the university said: “Educating students to achieve excellence requires our consistent focus on recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, faculty and staff. ‘Welcoming to all and hostile to none’, it’s a phrase we aspire to live by on our campus.”

The university noted that creating a welcoming environment where people are open to learning from one another lays the foundation. “We grow through conversations and experiences with people who have different beliefs and come from other places, cultures, and backgrounds,” it said.

The university also indicated that “by showing respect and finding common ground, we set the stage for the free exchange of ideas and the pursuit of knowledge and intellectual curiosity.”

When you think you are hungry – read this before you eat!

EMOTIONAL VS. PHYSICAL HUNGER

Are you eating because you’re physically hungry or because you feel something is lacking inside of you? Have you lost conscious contact with yourself as well as what you feel? Do you use food as a means of stuffing, numbing or otherwise easing your emotional discomfort? Are you lost, afraid and unsure, longing to find what you feel is lacking? Perhaps these descriptions of the differences between physical and emotional hunger will help you decide.

Emotional Hunger

Comes on all of the sudden. One minute you aren’t even thinking about food and the next you are starving. Your desire to eat goes from zero to 100 within a very short period of time.
Makes you crave certain foods. It doesn’t matter that you eat, but that you eat very specific types of food such as pasta, pizza, chocolate or a cheeseburger. With emotional eating, you must have your favorite foods–substitutes simply will not do!

Is experienced “above the neck.” Emotional cravings begin in the mouth and mind. That’s right, it’s all “in your head.” The mouth wants to taste that special treat while your mind spins with thoughts of what it will be like when you put that first bite in your mouth.
Is urgent. You have to have what you want and you’ve got to have it right now. It’s all about the “quick fix” and instant gratification.

Is often connected to painful emotions and stress. You just had a fight with a friend; your boss just dumped more work on your desk; or you just opened your credit card bill and don’t know how you are going to pay.

Involves mindless or absent-minded eating. You don’t even realize you are doing it. At times it can even feel like someone else is putting the food on your tongue and moving it toward your mouth. Next thing you know the whole box of cookies or pizza is gone.

Doesn’t stop when your body signals it’s full. Emotional eating stems from the need to stuff, numb and cover-up painful feelings. You keep eating and eating to deaden the pain; consuming two, three, four or more helpings until you may even become physically ill from being overly full.

Creates feelings of guilt, shame, remorse and self-loathing that are constant companions to the food. The paradox of emotional eating involves eating to feel better, but only feeling worse and then eating more. Vows to “never do it again” or to go on a diet, skip the next meal or exercise to burn it all off are never ending.

Physical Hunger

Comes on gradually. First there’s a little rumble in your tummy; an hour later that rumble turns into a growl. Physical hunger involves a slow, steady progression of clues that it is time to eat.
Doesn’t care what you eat, as long as you eat. You may have certain preferences for food, but you are flexible and open to a variety of options.

Originates in the stomach and is felt in the body. You may even begin to feel the gnawing, emptiness in your stomach as pain.

Doesn’t need immediate gratification. Physical hunger is patient. It would prefer that you eat sooner than later, but doesn’t insist that you eat right away.

Is the direct result of a physical need. Physical hunger occurs because your body has used all the food you previously fed it, or it has been several hours since your last meal. You may even experience light-headedness, dizziness or low energy if it’s been a really long time since you last ate.

Involves a conscious choice to eat. You are aware you are hungry and have decided to eat in order to fulfill your physical need. You deliberately pick what and how much you want to eat.

Simply stops when you are full. Physical hunger revolves around a need to nourish and fuel the body. As soon as the need is fulfilled, the eating stops.

Understands eating is necessary. There is no guilt, shame, remorse or negative feelings involved. The person realizes they have to eat to live, and that’s all.

Understands eating is necessary.There is no guilt, shame, remorse or negative feelings involved. The person realizes they have to eat to live, and that’s all.

Read More here:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/14885-emotional-vs-physical-hunger/