Pakistani musician Salman Ahmad to join UNs fight against AIDS

Mr. Ahmad will be featured in a poster campaign entitled “I care… do you?” developed by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). At the global level, the campaign, which already features UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as well as Danny Glover, Ronaldo and Ricky Martin, aims to involve men more fully in the battle against AIDS.Salman Ahmad was selected to participate in the World AIDS Campaign in light of his popularity with young people and his forward thinking on social issues. “His background as a medical doctor uniquely equips him with the knowledge necessary to speak with authority on the subject,” the UN said in a statement released in Islamabad. “He is committed to talking publicly about the issue and imparting to young people the fact that HIV/AIDS represents a very real threat.”Mr. Ahmad will officially launch the World AIDS Campaign 2001 in Pakistan on Monday. As part of the launch, the UN Information Centre will release a brochure in Urdu and English explaining the upcoming General Assembly special session on HIV/AIDS, where 189 Member-States should agree on new measures to tackle this worldwide threat.While Pakistan reports infection rates much lower than Sub-Saharan Africa, concern for the country and the rest of South Asia is growing rapidly due to the many risks and vulnerabilities present in the region’s massive population, the UN said. read more

LG and Samsung unveil similar 105inch TVs on the same day

first_imgIT’S EITHER A coincidence or bad timing on someone’s part, but both Samsung and LG announced they will be releasing 105-inch HD TVs on the same day.Not only are both HD TVs the same size, both companies claim that it’s the largest curved TV ever made. Both have an 11 million pixel screen resolution, and a 21:9 ratio screen for enjoying TV, movies and gaming.Here’s how the two TVs will look.(Image: LG Newsroom)(Image: Samsung)LG’s TV allows for information to be displayed on the side without covering up what you’re watching. Samsung’s model includes what it calls the “Quadmatic Picture Engine,” which displays all content in ultra-high definition regardless of its source.Neither Samsung or LG has revealed how much their TVs will cost, but considering that LG’s 84-inch HD TV costs €20,000, chances are you’ll need some very deep pockets before you can afford either one.Both will be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas at the beginning of January.Read: The Amazon reviews for this €30,000 TV are absolutely brilliant >Read: LG admits to collecting data from smart TVs >last_img read more