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Karen Elliott House

Karen Elliott House is an American journalist and former managing editor at The Wall Street Journal and its parent company Dow Jones. She served as President of Dow Jones International and publisher of the Wall Street Journal before her retirement in the spring of 2006, her awards include a Pulitzer Prize. A native of Matador, House received a bachelors in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was editor of the university's newspaper, The Daily Texan, she was a member of Orange Jackets, an honorary organization for women at UT. She joined the Journal as a reporter in 1974, she was named assistant foreign editor in 1983. In 1984, House was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for her coverage of the Middle East while a reporter with the Wall Street Journal; the prize was awarded for a series of interviews with Jordan's King Hussein, which anticipated the problems Ronald Reagan's Middle East peace plan would face. She is the recipient of the Overseas Press Club's Bob Considine Award for best daily newspaper interpretation of foreign affairs.

In 2002, she was appointed publisher by the board of Dow Jones. As publisher she was the architect of the Journal's Weekend Edition, among other ambitious and controversial projects. At the Journal, House worked under her husband, Peter R. Kann, Dow Jones CEO and chairman of the board from 1992 until 2006. In February 2007, House wrote a series of articles for the WSJ following a month-long tour of Saudi Arabia, she is a board member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and Boston University, where she befriended the university's late president and chancellor John Silber. At his memorial service on November 29, 2012, she recalled how he was fired as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Texas in 1970 while she was writing about him as a beginning reporter, she is the Chairman on the board of trustees for RAND Corporation since 2009. She is the mother of four children. On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future. Kingdom of Sand and Cement: The Shifting Cultural Landscape of Saudi Arabia by Peter Bogaczewicz, Edward Burtynsky, Rodrigo Orrantia, Karen Elliott House Karen Elliott House mentioned on her book "On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Religion, Fault Lines—and Future" believes that Saudi Arabia's internal problems are deeper than its external problems, that while finding a job for the new generation of unemployed youth has become a big problem in the absence of high oil revenues, the best thing that Saudi regime can do in this situation, magnify the chaos in the region, in the eyes of his people, to such an extent that Saudis consider Al-Saud's relative stability better than anything else.

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Non-lifting sign

The non-lifting sign is the suitability of large flat or sessile colorectal polyps for polypectomy by endoscopic mucosal resection. When fluid is injected under a polyp in preparation for endoscopic mucosal resection, some polyps do not "lift", indicating that the polyp is not separating from the submucosa; this makes polypectomy more technically difficult, increases the risk of intestinal perforation if polypectomy is attempted. It is thought to be indicative of an early colorectal cancer that has invaded the submucosa which would make surgical removal of the tumour preferable to allow complete removal of the cancer; the non-lifting sign is considered to be a contraindication to performing endoscopic mucosal resection. The non-lifting sign was first described in 1994 by Yoshiharu Uno and Akihiro Munakata of the Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan. In 1999 the same team showed that the presence of a non-lifting sign correlated with the depth of invasion of the submucosa by early colorectal cancers that were being considered for endoscopic resection.

The tumours which did lift when fluid was injected were found to be less invasive than those that did not. It is thought that the non-lifting sign is due to fibrosis around the tumour causing tethering of the tumour to the muscularis mucosae. Subsequent research suggested that the non-lifting sign is less accurate in determining depth of tumour invasion than the assessment of tumours by the endoscopist, but still suggests that the presence of the sign makes endoscopic resection technically difficult. However, more it has been found that fibrosis may be caused when a tumour is biopsied before endoscopic mucosal resection is attempted, which leads to a false positive non-lifting sign and therefore reduces the apparent accuracy of the sign; the authors therefore recommended avoidance of biopsy of the lesions if EMR is to be attempted, if biopsies have been taken the time before EMR is attempted should be minimised

David Namwandi

David R. Namwandi is a Namibian politician and academic, who served as the Minister of Education from 2013 to 2015. Namwandi served as Deputy Minister of Education from 2010 to 2013, he is a member of Namibia's ruling party. Namwandi was born at Okapya in Oshana Region, Namibia. Namwandi is a professor in the discipline of Management from The Cyprus Institute of Marketing, he holds various professional and academic qualifications from Africa and Asia, an MBA, a Doctoral Award as well as a PhD in Business Administration from Asia e University - Malaysia. He is the founder of the International University of Management, the first private university in Namibia; until 21 March 2010, when he was elected a member of National Assembly and appointed Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Namibia. He served as Member of Parliament and Minister of Education in the Republic of Namibia since 21 February 2013 until 21 March 2015, he served as a chairperson and a board member of more than 12 companies and Institutions such as Trustco Group International Holdings Ltd a listed company on Namibian stock Exchange and listed on Africa board of Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Namibia Qualifications Authority. National Council of Higher Education as a Chairperson of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee. Vice Chancellors and Rectors Forum as its first Vice Chairperson, he is the owner and current Group Chairman of Onambambi Holdings Ltd Namibia, which has subsidiary companies venturing into transport, investments, hospitality, security services and farming. He is the founder of the first owned university, The International University of Management, an accredited private university by Namibia Qualification Authority, he served as its chairman and vice chancellor until his appointment to Cabinet as Deputy Minister of Education by H. E. Hifikepunye Pohamba in 2010 under a SWAPO Party mandate, he is a recipient of an International Award for outstanding contribution to Education from Central Bank of India, 2012. Namwandi is a recipient of an International B-School Leadership i.e. Educational Excellence Award from Le Matinal, Mauritius, 2011 He was awarded the Education Leadership Award at the World Marketing Summit in 2013, Malaysia.

He is a recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants during the World Education Congress on 23 July 2015 in Mumbai, India. In 2017, Namwandi was inducted into the Namibian Hall of Fame. Http://www.ium.edu.na