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News Article | May 11, 2017
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OTTAWA, ON, May 11, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Joseph Stephen Stanford has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Joseph Stephen Stanford was born in Montreal, Quebec, on May 7, 1934, to Walter Albert and Geraldine O'Loghlin Stanford. He was educated at St. Leo's Academy, Westmount, Quebec and St. Mary's High School, Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from Loyola College of the University of Montreal in 1953 with a B.A. and from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1956 with an LL.B. He articled and practiced law in Calgary from 1956 to 1960 with the firm of Greenan and Cooney. Mr. Stanford entered the Canadian Foreign Service, Department of External Affairs, in 1960. He served at Canadian diplomatic missions in France, Jamaica and the Federal Republic of Germany. From 1979 to 1982 he served as Canadian Ambassador to Israel and concurrently Canadian High Commissioner to Cyprus. He then returned to Ottawa and served in a series of senior positions in the Department of External Affairs. He was appointed Associate Under Secretary of State for External Affairs in 1987. In 1988 Mr. Stanford was appointed Deputy Minister in the federal ministry responsible for public security, the Ministry of the Solicitor General. He held that position until 1993, when he was appointed to the Canadian Centre for Management Development, the federal government's executive development agency, to establish a centre for training in negotiation and conflict management. He left the Canadian Public Service in 1994. From 1994 to 2004 Mr. Stanford served as a Senior Consultant with Conflict Management Group (CMG) of Cambridge, Mass., a non-profit organization connected with the Harvard Negotiation Project, providing training and consulting services in negotiation and conflict resolution. He provided these services primarily in the public sector for Canadian and foreign governments, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNITAR and other international organizations, in Canada, the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He served on the teaching staff of the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School and on the teaching staff of the negotiation program at the French Government's Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Strasbourg, France. Mr. Stanford was a member of the Board of Directors of CMG for six years and Chairman of the Board for two years. He continued providing conflict resolution services as a consultant to private sector organizations in Canada and the USA until 2009. Mr. Stanford married Agnes Mabelle Walker in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 16, 1957. The couple had three children: Kevin, Karen and Michael. Agnes Stanford died in Ottawa on December 2, 2011. Mr. Stanford was called to Queen's Counsel in 1984. He has contributed to learned journals in the fields of conflict resolution, treaty law and international law relating to foreign investment. Mr. Stanford's recreational activities have included wilderness canoe camping, skiing and tennis.

News Article | November 15, 2016
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Merka Corp., a Telecom and Media Consulting company announced today the integration of John Vasikaran to its team as Chief Executive Officer of African operations. Vasikaran assumed his new role in October 2016. Merka's founders Fabian Vega (CEO) and Patricio Molina (COO) are confident that John's local presence and extensive Executive experience in several Tier 1 mobile operators in the African markets will boost its presence and revenues. “It is an incredible honor for me to lead business in Africa for Merka,” said Vasikaran. “I stepped in as CEO for Africa to focus on expanding the business footprint and portfolio in the African continent, through cutting edge technology and new products to meet the current challenging conditions of existing and potential customers.” Vasikaran brings to the table over 20 years of experience in Strategic and Tactical Planning, Network Planning and Roll-out, Commercial Functions and General Administration. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Loyola College. He will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2011, Merka has enjoyed success in the telecommunications industry in over 35 countries by offering tier one mobile operations with Low & Zero Balance Services such as Collect Call, Balance Advance and Brand Sponsored SMS. Their clients and partners include Bharti Airtel, América Móvil, Telefónica, Movistar and Claro. With a highly experienced team in mobile and media markets in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the United States, Vasikaran is confident that Merka will pave the way for the future of the telecommunications industry. “I believe that in the next five years the Telecom and ICT industry will become more ubiquitous and intelligent, and we at Merka focus on products and provide solutions bearing this in mind.” Merka is the pioneer in the Low and Zero Balance Services market, awakening a new appetite for value added services. Since 2011, we have been designing, operating and monetizing high-volume/revenue generating value-added services for operators in the developing world, mainly Latin America and Africa. Merka is the leader and has the largest worldwide network of Low and Zero Balance Services with launched operations in 25 countries and more in the process of launching.

Janani J.,Loyola College | Estherlydia D.,Loyola College
International Journal of PharmTech Research | Year: 2013

Methanolic and aqueous extract of Pomegranate rind, seed and pith was evaluated for its antimicrobial activity against selected oral microorganisms like Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeuriginosa and Candida albicans. The oral pathogens were cultured in Mueller-hinton media and then paper disks containing the extracts at concentration of 4μg/ml, 8μg/ml, 12μg/ml and 100μg/ml were inserted on the media. The antimicrobial activity was evaluated using disk inhibition method. The effects of the four different concentrations of different parts of pomegranate against oral microorganisms were compared with the positive control using ANOVA. Methanolic Rind Extract (MRE) and Aqueous Rind Extract (ARE) at the concentration of 100mg/ml were found to be effective against the selected oral microorganisms compared to diluted extracts. The study suggests that pomegranate rind extract can be used as an effect treatment against oral diseases.

Sunil C.,Entomology Research Institute | Ignacimuthu S.,Entomology Research Institute | Agastian P.,Loyola College
Journal of Ethnopharmacology | Year: 2011

Aim: Symplocos cochinchinensis (Lour.) S. Moore. is used in Indian system of traditional medicine to treat diabetes mellitus. The present study aims to investigate the antidiabetic efficacy of the hexane extract of Symplocos cochinchinensis leaves in high fat diet-low streptozotocin (STZ) induced type 2 diabetic rats. Materials and methods: The doses for the study were fixed based on Irwin test. The hypoglycemic effect of the hexane extract of Symplocos cochinchinensis leaves were studied in normal rats. Oral glucose and insulin tolerance tests were carried out. The antihyperglycemic effect of the hexane extract at 250 and 500 mg/kg was studied in high fat diet-low STZ induced type 2 diabetic rats for 28 days. Results: The extracts showed no adverse effects up to 5 g/kg concentration. In hypoglycemic study, after treatment with hexane extract at 250 and 500 mg/kg the blood glucose was mildly reduced. In oral glucose tolerance test, the treatment with the hexane extract at 250 and 500 mg/kg showed a highly significant reduction of 12.07% and 23.58% in plasma glucose levels, respectively 30 min after glucose load. The insulin tolerance test also showed improved insulin sensitivity after 60 min of insulin treatment. In high fat diet-low STZ induced type 2 diabetic rats, after 28 days treatment with the hexane extract at 250 and 500 mg/kg reduced the plasma glucose level by 17.04% and 42.10%, respectively. A significant reduction in plasma insulin, plasma and hepatic total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG) and free fatty acids (FFA) and a significant increase in liver glycogen were observed in treated diabetic rats. Conclusion: This study demonstrated the potential antidiabetic property of hexane extract of Symplocos cochinchinensis leaves on type 2 diabetes mellitus, thus justifying its traditional usage. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

News Article | December 16, 2016
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After an extensive search,The Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) has selected Erin Stauder to be its next Executive Director. She will succeed Susan Glasgow, who served as director for 22 years. Ms. Stauder will take the lead of an organization with a strong history in the Baltimore community. Founded in 1926 as a meeting place for the hard of hearing, HASA has evolved to serve the interpreting, educational and therapeutic needs of children and adults through CIRS Interpreting, Gateway School and a clinical services program. Since 2006, Erin has been a member of the clinical faculty at Loyola University Maryland. There she managed the clinical internship program for speech-language graduate clinicians at multiple locations in Baltimore City. Prior positions include serving as an Advanced Therapist with the University of Maryland Medical Center and also managing and providing a variety of services to young children through Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Erin earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College Maryland and is pursuing her doctorate in public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her colleagues describe her as a gifted leader and manager, able to make difficult decisions, yet collaborative in her leadership style. She states: "Access to language and communication has been an integral part of my educational and professional career, so I already feel connected to HASA's mission. I'm excited to work with the board and staff to continue to move the organization forward." The board’s search committee was led by committee chair Peter Bosworth, board president Aaron Marshall and Dr. Jane R. Snider of Heads-Up Consultants. The inclusiveness of the search process and the outcome reflect the committee’s extraordinary dedication and service to HASA and its mission. ABOUT THE HEARING AND SPEECH AGENCY The Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) is a private, non-profit organization that provides hearing and speech services, offers an information resource center and advocates for people of all ages with communication challenges. Services include hearing tests, hearing aids, hearing-aid repair, speech-language evaluations and therapy, listening and spoken language services, pre- and post-cochlear implant services, occupational and physical therapy, special education, sign language interpreting, sign-language classes, Deaf awareness seminars, social work, and parent support groups.

Sivani S.,Loyola College | Sudarsanam D.,Loyola College
Biology and Medicine | Year: 2012

This paper summarizes the effect of radio-frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) from cell towers and wireless devices on the biosphere. Based on current available literature, it is justified to conclude that RF-EMF radiation exposure can change neurotransmitter functions, blood-brain barrier, morphology, electrophysiology, cellular metabolism, calcium efflux, and gene and protein expression in certain types of cells even at lower intensities. The biological consequences of such changes remain unclear. Short-term studies on the impacts of RF-EMF on frogs, honey bees, house sparrows, bats, and even humans are scare and long-term studies are non-existent in India. Identification of the frequency, intensity, and duration of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields causing damage to the biosystem and ecosystem would evolve strategies for mitigation and would enable the proper use of wireless technologies to enjoy its immense benefits, while ensuring one's health and that of the environment.

Baby Suganthi A.R.,Saveetha University | Sagayaraj P.,Loyola College
Materials Chemistry and Physics | Year: 2013

Core/shell CdS/ZnS nanorods were synthesized using a two-step solvothermal approach. The first step is the formation of CdS nanoparticles initiated using nucleation followed by growth through coalescence-exchange and particle coagulation. The second step leads to the formation of ZnS and further coalescence-exchange leading to deposition and growth of a ZnS shell around CdS nanoparticles. The structural, morphological and chemical studies were performed using X-ray diffraction, Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) Scanning electron Microscopy (SEM), UV-vis absorption spectra and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), provide direct evidence for shell growth. The present synthesis provides a rational approach to the design of novel core/shell nanomaterials with appealing applications in optoelectronic devices. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Gandhi G.R.,Loyola College | Sasikumar P.,Madurai Kamaraj University
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine | Year: 2012

Objective: To investigate the antidiabetic property of Merremia emarginata (M. emarginata) Burm. F. plant in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Methods: The dose dependent effects of 28 days oral treatment with methanol extract (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg) from the plant of M. emarginata on blood glucose level, body weight, insulin, total hemoglobin, glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1C), total protein, serum urea, serum creatinine and carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes were evaluated in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Histology of pancreas was also studied. Results: A significant decrease in blood glucose, serum urea and serum creatinine and significant increase in body weight, insulin and protein level were observed in diabetic rats treated with M. emarginata. Treatment with M. emarginata resulted in a significant reduction of HbA1C and an increase in total hemoglobin level. The activities of carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes such as hexokinase were significantly increased whereas glucose-6-phosphatase, fructose-1, 6-bisphosphatase were significantly decreased by the administration of M. emarginata in diabetic rats. Histology of diabetic rats treated with M. emarginata showed the pancreatic β-cells regeneration. Conclusions: These findings suggest that M. emarginata has potent antidiabetic activity in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.

Mary Linet J.,Loyola College | Jerome Das S.,Loyola College
Materials Chemistry and Physics | Year: 2011

Good optical quality bulk single crystal of l-tartaric acid has been grown by directional solidification crystal growth method from aqueous solution. Crystal of dimension 77 mm length and 12 mm diameter has been grown at a growth rate of 2.5 mm day-1 which is the maximum size and growth rate achieved so far. The grown crystal was confirmed by powder XRD analysis and the presence of the functional groups in the crystal lattice was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectral analysis. Transmission spectral analysis shows that the crystal has more than 90% of transmittance in visible and near infrared region which exhibits the good optical quality of the crystal. The optical band gap was estimated to be 4.8 eV and it shows indirect optical transition. Thermal analysis shows the crystal to be thermally stable up to 172 °C and the load variation of the hardness has been explained on the basis of normal indentation size effect from microhardness study. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

A series of new star-shaped trinuclear Ru(ii) complexes of imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline derivatives, [{Ru(bpy)2} 3{μ-mes(1,4-phO-Izphen)3}](ClO4) 6·4H2O (6), [{Ru(phen)2} 3{μ-mes(1,4-phO-Izphen)3}](ClO4) 6·3H2O (7), [{Ru(bpy)2} 3{μ-mes(1,2-phO-Izphen)3}](ClO4) 6·4H2O (8), and [{Ru(phen)2} 3{μ-mes(1,2-phO-Izphen)3}](ClO4) 6·3H2O (9) [mes(1,4-phO-Izphen)3 (4) = 2,4,6-tri methyl-1,3,5-tris(4-oxymethyl-1-yl(1H-imidazo-2-yl-[4,5-f][1,10] phenanthroline)phenyl)benzene and (mes(1,2-phO-Izphen)3 (5) = 2,4,6-trimethyl-1,3,5-tris(2-oxymethyl-1-yl(1H-imidazo-2-yl[4,5-f][1,10] phenanthroline)phenyl)benzene] have been synthesized and characterized. Their photophysical and electrochemical properties have also been studied. The core molecule, 1,3,5-tris(bromomethyl)-2,4,6-trimethylbenzene (1) and the trialdehyde intermediate, 2,4,6-trimethyl-1,3,5-tris(4-oxymethyl-1-formylphenyl)benzene (2) are characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction: triclinic, P1. The complexes 6-9 exhibit Ru(ii) metal centered emission at 618, 601, 615, and 605 nm, respectively, in fluid solution at room temperature. The emission profile and emission maxima are similar and independent of the excitation wavelength for each complex. The complexes 6-9 undergo metal centered oxidation and the E 1/2 values for the Ru(ii)/Ru(iii) redox couples are 1.33, 1.34, 1.35, and 1.35 V versus Ag/Ag+, respectively, which are cathodically shifted with respect to that of the mononuclear complex [Ru(bpy) 2(PIP)]2+ (PIP = 2-phenylimidazo[4,5-f][1,10] phenanthroline). The study demonstrates the versatility of the highly symmetric trinucleating imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline-based core ligands 4 and 5 in forming trinuclear Ru(ii) complexes. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.

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