Malda student tops in state city shines in CBSE 2019 results

first_imgKolkata: Sumaita Laisa of Usha Martin School in Shimuldhabi under Gajole police station area in Malda has topped from the state in the CBSE Class X examination, the results of which were declared on Monday. Laisa scored 99.4 percent marks, bagging 497 out of 500.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated the students of the state. “Congratulations to all students who excelled and those who passed the CBSE exams. Good wishes to your parents and good luck for all your future endeavours,” she tweeted. “I had expected 95 to 96 percent marks but 99.4 percent came as a surprise for me. I want to be a doctor so I will take up Biology in my higher studies,” Laisa said. The schools in Kolkata affiliated to the CBSE board also fared well, with South Point High School emerging at the top with Suchana Haldar scoring 496 out of 500. However, Saumodip Das of Khalsa Model High School in Dunlop scored the same marks as Suchana. “I want to study Chemistry in my higher education. The support from my parents and my school has contributed to my success. I was confident of scoring high marks but 99.2 percent has come as a surprise,” Saumodip said. His father Amarnath Das, who works in an MNC, said that he studied six to seven hours daily and would never keep any school assignment pending. “He has been topping the school right from nursery,” Das added. Suchana wants to become a doctor like his father. “The credit goes to my parents who devoted calculative time despite their busy schedule. I had a single private tutor,” she said. Her father D K Halder, who is an ENT specialist at Panihati State General Hospital, said: “I have twins studying in South Point. My son Saswata also got 95 percent marks. He has also taken Bio-Science in higher secondary level like my daughter. They both are very good in table tennis and have represented their school team in other states and have bagged prizes.” A total of 725 students appeared from South Point High School, out of which 223 scored 95 percent and above. Rounak Roy and Sreyashi Holme Choudhury have both scored 495 out of 500. Abhirup Mistry of Birla Bharati School at Santoshpur located in the southern fringes of the city scored 495 out of 500. Interestingly, Abhirup did not have a single private tutor. “Our teachers have been so cooperative. I cleared doubts if any from them only,” Abhirup said. DPS Ruby Park also performed very well with four of the students bagging more than 98 percent marks. Lokesh Somani of Birla High School emerged as the topper in the school with 98.4 percent, in which 53 got more than 90 percent marks out of 163 students.last_img read more

Academic Ranking of World Universities Released Morocco Left Off List

Rabat – ShangaiRanking has released its 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), a list that compiles the world’s best universities from a selection of 4000. This year, no Moroccan universities made the cut of the top 1000.The top 10 universities are mostly American, with Harvard University in Boston taking the number spot. The UK also snagged spots in the global top 10, with the University of Cambridge placing at number 3 and the University of Oxford at number 8.Only 15 African universities placed in the top 1000, one less than last year. South African and Egyptian universities represent most of the African universities that ranked, accounting for 13 of out the 15. As for universities in the North African region specifically, only one university placed, Tunisia’s University of Tunis El Manar, ranking in the 801-900 global class. The university was also the only African francophone university to rank.The Shanghai list assesses academic and research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, as well as highly cited researchers, to make its selection. Papers published in the Nature and Science journal and papers indexed in major citation indices are also taken into account.This naturally means that English speaking universities are favored in the ranking.Read also: Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Inaugurates School of Collective Intelligence read more

Oceans Thirteen stars donate 1 million in support of UN food agency

27 June 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Darfur, Sudan has received $1 million from a humanitarian organization co-founded by the cast and filmmakers of the Hollywood blockbuster “Ocean’s Thirteen.” The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Darfur, Sudan has received $1 million from a humanitarian organization co-founded by the cast and filmmakers of the Hollywood blockbuster “Ocean’s Thirteen.” The humanitarian organization called Not On Our Watch donated the $1 million to the Friends of the World Food Programme, in support of the WFP’s humanitarian air service in Darfur.“Humanitarian air services are essential not only for WFP but also other UN agencies and humanitarian organizations working in Darfur,” said Karen Sendelback, President and CEO of Friends of WFP. WFP relies on helicopters to transport staff to food distributions sites primarily in Darfur.“This generous gift will allow WFP to expand the critical delivery of relief assistance to the millions affected by conflict in the region,” said Ms. Sendelback. The escalating insecurity in Darfur has led WFP to increase its fleet of helicopters from four to six, catering to the demands of the humanitarian community working in war-torn Darfur. Actor George Clooney, board member and co-founder of Not On Our Watch, added that “every aid organization working in Darfur relies on WFP planes and helicopters to access otherwise inaccessible villages in Darfur. “These people are the first to arrive and the last to leave. We are honoured to support their important work to save lives in Darfur.” The governing board of Not On Our Watch includes “Ocean’s Thirteen” stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle, producer Jerry Weintraub and David Pressman. In 2007, WFP plans to provide food assistance to 5.5 million vulnerable people in Sudan, where the UN and the African Union are working to deploy a peacekeeping operation to Darfur. More than 200,000 people have been killed there and at least 2 million others displaced since clashes erupted in 2003 between Government forces, allied Janjaweed militias and rebel groups. read more

UN finally owns certified copy of its 1945 Charter

For the first time in its history, the United Nations holds a certified copy of its own Charter, signed on 26 June 1945 by the Organization’s original 51 members, after it was presented to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by the head of the United States National Archives. Allan Weinstein made the trip to New York yesterday and gave the certified copy of the original document to Mr. Ban. The Secretary-General made the request to Dr. Weinstein last October when he saw the original document at the National Archives – designated by the Charter itself to be its custodian – during an official trip to Washington, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters. “Each of the 51 signatories has a certified copy,” she noted. “The Organization itself now has one.” 3 January 2008For the first time in its history, the United Nations holds a certified copy of its own Charter, signed on 26 June 1945 by the Organization’s original 51 members, after it was presented to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by the head of the United States National Archives. read more

UN chief urges restraint by Arab leaders as protests continue

“Stressing that utmost restraint must be exercised by all concerned, he wishes to reaffirm his conviction that this is the time for broad-based dialogue and for genuine social and political reform,” his spokesperson said in a statement issued Sunday night. Mr. Ban has been closely following what has been taking place in the region, including Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and other countries, and is in continuous contact with leaders there to discuss developments, according to the statement. “He has been encouraging them to listen to the aspirations of their people and respond to their legitimate aspirations. He has urged all parties to exercise restraint and especially to refrain from violence.”The Secretary-General had an extensive conversation today with Libyan leader Muammar Al-Qadhafi on the deteriorating situation in that country, according to his spokesperson. Human rights groups have reported that over 200 people have died since last Thursday amid the Government’s crackdown on protesters.Mr. Ban expressed deep concern at the escalating scale of violence in Libya and emphasized that it must stop immediately. He reiterated his call for respect for basic freedoms and human rights, including peaceful assembly and information. Yesterday the Secretary-General spoke to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain and urged the Government to exercise maximum restraint as well as to calm the volatile situation in the Gulf nation. He welcomed the King’s decision to initiate a dialogue, and reiterated the readiness of the United Nations to support such a process, if requested. In addition, he has agreed to dispatch senior UN officials to Egypt following conversations with the country’s top leadership. Last Friday, the UN human rights chief denounced the violence by security forces against protesters in Libya, Bahrain and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa as illegal and excessively heavy-handed. “The nature and scope of the human rights violations taking place in several countries in the region in response to those who are largely demonstrating peacefully for their fundamental human rights and freedoms is alarming,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. 21 February 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has once again called for the non-use of force and respect for basic freedoms, as he voiced concern about reports of escalating violence and bloodshed amid the protests in North Africa and the Middle East. read more

Slack Debuts New Enterprise Security Controls

privacy-policy.jpg User & Device ControlSecondary authentication controls — As of today, admins are able to configure Slack to require single sign-on, as is the case today, plus an added layer of security using facial recognition, touch, or generated passcodes. In addition, they can force re-authentication after a set time period, Slack wrote.Session management tools — Also available immediately, these provide admins a remote wipe capability to use in cases of lost or stolen devices. The admins will be able to remove mobile and desktop sessions associated with a user whose device has gone missing, Slack wrote. These session management capabilities are available today via API; later this year, these session management controls – and others – will be available via the admin dashboard.Jailbroken device detection — at an unspecified time later this year, admins will be able to detect if a device is jailbroken and, if so, block access to it. “This helps ensure employees are always accessing Slack from secure devices that meet company requirements,” Slack noted.Forced app upgrades — Admins will be able to enforce app upgrades, thus gaining assurance that employees are running the newest features and latest profiles on their devices. This capability is coming later this year. Log in or register to post comments Tags:News & ViewsSlackteam collaboration securityTeam Collaboration Tools & WorkspacesNews & ViewsProduct NewsReal-Time CommunicationsSecurity Articles You Might Like Looking to quell concerns — warranted or not — that its team collaboration application isn’t secure enough for enterprise use, Slack has taken the wraps off a suite of features that provide more control over how data is accessed and shared within Enterprise Grid, its platform for enterprise deployment. Moving to Teams: Upgrade Paths, Untangled Kevin Kieller and Dino Caputo July 01, 2019 Everything you wanted to know about Teams upgrade modes but were afraid to ask The greater control will become available through a variety of new capabilities, some of which will be available immediately and others between now and early next year, Slack wrote.Here’s a breakdown of what’s coming, and when. See All in Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces » Why Slack Should Be Concerned about Microsoft Teams Kevin Kieller July 25, 2019 Likable though he may be, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is missing the point about his company’s chief competition. Taming Teams: Microsoft Looks to Inspire Partners Kevin Kieller July 16, 2019 Pushes the multiplier effect of the cloud, and highlights embedded Teams capabilities Slack Modernizes Desktop Client Beth Schultz July 22, 2019 Touts greater efficiency, responsiveness, and reliability… all of which should help workers be more productive. Usage ControlDomain whitelisting tools — To prevent employees from signing into unapproved workspaces, admins can now define which ones are accessible from within a corporate network. The purpose is twofold, Slack wrote: to prevent the sharing of sensitive information in non-managed workspaces, and to help teams stay focused on their tasks at hand.File download and message copy restrictions — With these restrictions, now available, admins can restrict file downloads or copying of messages onto mobile devices that aren’t managed by an enterprise mobile management provider. Along this same line, early next year admins will be able to block file downloads from desktop computers accessing Slack from non-approved IP addresses, Slack added.Mobile browser control — When this feature becomes available later this year, admins will have the ability to require links shared in Slack to open in browsers managed within a mobile application management container.These enhancements signal the company’s commitment to making sure its team collaboration app is usable in a safe and secure way and to allow admins greater control, Slack wrote. Taming Teams: Where’s My Data? Kevin Kieller July 02, 2019 This simple storage question has a complex answer that any multinational organization considering Teams needs to explore. As delineated in a company blog post, the enhancements will allow Slack mobile app users to work from anywhere while maintaining compliance with corporate policy and industry regulations. In addition, they’ll provide administrators with greater control, enabling them to limit Slack access, by person and device, and its use, as well as to select which features to use and determine how to customize them for implementation. read more

Toronto stock market ends lower on concerns about European economy

Toronto stock market ends lower on concerns about European economy by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 25, 2012 4:36 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed the Monday session lower as weakness spread across key sectors amid growing concerns about the European financial crisis.The S&P/TSX was off 105.15 points at 11,330.39, in low volume trading, while the TSX Venture Exchange moved down 30.39 points to 1,175.64.The Canadian dollar was down 0.44 of a cent at 97.16 cents US.In Europe, Cyprus became the fifth eurozone country to request financial aid following an official request from Spain.On the TSX, the decline was spread across nearly every sector, led by information technology stocks, which dropped 3.3 per cent.Shares of Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) were down 7.5 per cent amid reports the BlackBerry maker was considering a plan to split itself into two. The company dismissed the suggestions and said it remains committed to turning itself around. RIM dropped 76 cents, at $9.36 — a level not seen since November 2003.TSX energy stocks dropped 2.1 per cent as the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ended down 55 cents to US$79.21 a barrel, continuing a slump that has brought the price down from $110 in late February.Energy prices have been falling as traders anticipate that slower growth in China and the lingering government debt crisis in Europe will drag down global economic growth and decrease demand for energy.The gold index was on the upside, rising 1.6 per cent, as August gold moved up $21.50 to end at US$1,588.40 an ounce, while July copper rose one cent to US$3.32 a pound.The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain have agreed to push for a growth package of up to €130 billion (US$163 billion) at a summit intended to kick-start the economy and safeguard the currency bloc.But investors, already worried about an economic slowdown in the U.S. and China, were preparing for the European leaders to disappoint at their gathering in Brussels that begins on Thursday.“You need leadership, which we’re not getting up to this point,” said Irwin Michael, portfolio manager ABC Funds.“It’s tougher, because you’ve got 17 countries that make up the euro, as opposed to one country when the Americans had to make that same difficult decision in September 2008 for that six month period leading to the bottom of the market.”On Monday, Spain formally asked for help for its ailing banking system but its request left many questions unanswered, including how much of the $125 billion loan package offered by other European nations it needed. The uncertainty upset markets, pushing borrowing costs higher for Spain’s government. Spain’s stock market plunged 3.7 per cent.Cyprus also asked for help, but declined to publicly state how much money is it seeking from the European bailout fund, with a spokesman saying its up for negotiations in the coming days. The island nation is struggling to shore up its banks, which took heavy losses on Greek debt.Uncertainty about debt levels in Europe also weighed on bank stocks in North America, with the TSX financials sector off 1.4 per cent, as Royal Bank (TSX:RY) dropped $1.01 to $50.95.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones average fell 138.12 points to 12,502.66, the Nasdaq lost 56.26 points to 2,836.16 and the S&P 500 slid 21.30 points to 1,313.72.Economists said the size of the growth package would be modest, about one per cent of the euro alliance’s gross domestic product. But they said it marked a recognition by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that more government spending would be needed.The discussions also come as leaders acknowledge that there hasn’t been enough done to combat developing problems in Europe. Italian Premier Mario Monti said that there could be severe consequences for the 17 countries that use the euro and the world economy if the summit fails.In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 declined by 1.1 per cent to 5,450.65 points. Germany’s DAX lost 2.1 per cent to 6,132.39 and France’s CAC-40 fell 2.2 per cent to 3,021.64.Earlier, in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.4 per cent at 8,765.54 and South Korea’s Kospi slid 1.4 per cent to 1,822.19. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.9 per cent. But Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.3 per cent.In U.S. economic news, the Commerce Department said Americans bought new homes in May at the fastest pace in more than two years, adding to evidence of a slow housing recovery. Sales of new homes increased 7.6 per cent in May from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000. That’s the best pace since April 2010, the last month that buyers could qualify for a federal home-buying tax credit.In corporate deals, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is paying US$1.2 billion to buy Yammer, an Internet startup that has built a social network similar to Facebook for the business world. Its shares fell 2.7 per cent or 84 cents to $29.86. read more

Bombardier CS300 plane to have 160passenger capacity

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2013 1:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MIRABEL, Que. – Bombardier Aerospace says its CS300 passenger jets will have a capacity of 160 seats, up from the previously announced 149, in an effort to improve the economics of operating the new planes.The company (TSX:BBD.B) announced the increased capacity during a briefing on Thursday at its facility in Mirabel, north of Montreal, where officials showed off the first completed CSeries plane.The first flight of the long-awaited CSeries jets — Bombardier’s new family of planes for commercial airlines — is expected by the end of June.The CSeries 100 jet will have 100 to 125 seats and the CSeries 300 jet will have 135 to 160 seats.The CSeries planes are larger than Bombardier’s older CRJ regional jets and Q400 turboprop planes, which have fewer than 100 seats.They are also partially made from advanced composite materials that promise to deliver a 15 per cent reduction in cash operating costs and a 20 per cent fuel burn reduction.”The CSeries aircraft is a game-changer in a changing economic environment, and following keen customer interest and market trends, we have enhanced the productivity of the CS300 aircraft further by offering the extra capacity seating option,” said Mike Arcamone, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.A Russian leasing company announced last month it has agreed to purchase up to 42 Bombardier CSeries aircraft in a potential $3.42-billion deal.Ilyushin Finance Co. is seeking to acquire 32 of the CS300 planes at a list price of about US$2.56 billion, and has options for 10 additional planes, making it one of the largest CSeries orders to date.As of last Dec. 31, Bombardier had booked orders and commitments for 382 CSeries aircraft that include firm orders for 148 CSeries airliners.Arcamone said Bombardier should achieve its goal of 300 firm orders by the time the jets are fully operational next year.”I am confident that with the number of clients we have at the moment — 14, and we want to have 20 or so — we will get these 300 firm orders,” he said.”The fact the plane will have its first flight by the end of June and we’ll have more momentum that will propel us forward in terms of customers and sales, (makes us) very confident.” Bombardier CS300 plane to have 160-passenger capacity read more

Bullets made of chocolate Americas VP says the world would be a

first_img(AP Photo/Jenny Aicher)“DEAR VICE PRESIDENT Biden, I have a great idea to help make our country safer, better and the best.”Myles, a second-grader in Milwaukee, wanted to have his say in the gun control debate that is dividing the US and did so by penning a letter to Joe Biden.“I think guns should shoot out chocolate bullets,” he wrote. “Then no one will get killed and no one will be sad.”A simple wish. But one that the VP took time to respond to with a rare hand-written note.“I really like your idea,” he told the seven-year-old. “If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate. You are a good boy.”It was signed Joe Biden.Five-year-old boy shoots his kid sister in tragic accidentMiracle escapes: The kidnapped children who returned homelast_img read more


Advisory Group to guide Financial Sector growth says Premier FIA

first_imgPremier Robinson said, “we will work with the private sector and other relevant stakeholders to provide the necessary legislative foundations, immigration policy and political support to enable this sector to thrive and compete on a regional and global level.   We’re keen for the international financial services community worldwide to know that the Turks and Caicos is open for new business in this sector, and we look forward to delivering real growth, new job opportunities and valuable government revenue.” Managing Director of Chartered Trust and President of the FIA, Peter Savory said he was heartened by the meeting and that he looks forward to delivering on the ambitious but achievable agenda of the Finance Minister.  Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Savory also commented that, “…the Premier, who clearly appreciates the potential that an expanded financial services industry has to help diversify our economy and to deliver real economic growth and new well-paid jobs for Turks & Caicos Islanders providing them, as it will, with tremendous scope for professional development and opportunities for new career paths…” #MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetingcenter_img Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 1, 2017 – Real diversification is what the Financial Services Industry has the potential to deliver agreed members of the sector and the Finance Minister and Premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson who agree that now is the time to form an Advisory Group to guide growth.  Among the PDM Administration’s many meetings and tours included a session with the FIA or Financial Industry Association.  The sector, the number two industry for the country, reportedly accounts for some 13% of GDP and can see more careers, and expansion.  The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more


11yearold avoids attempted abduction after asking for code word

first_imgThe suspect is described as a white male, possibly in his 40s, with a short beard. Police continue to investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (WSVN) – A man who tried luring an 11-year-old girl into his car in Arizona Wednesday drove off after she asked about a “code word.”Pinal County sheriffs responding to a home in the North Pecan Creek neighborhood around 3:45 p.m. learned that a man driving a white SUV pulled up to the young girl and told her that her brothers were in a serious accident and she needed to go with him, the sheriff’s office said.The child asked the man what the “code word’ was but he did not know it, so he drove off.“This one time, it saved my daughter’s life,” said the girl’s mother, Brenda James. “We actually just came up with it a few months ago. So it was something real recent from a story that I read.”Sheriff Mark Lamb hopes that this situation can serve as a warning and example of the dangers out there.“This just reminds us that it’s not just online, but you also need to be cognizant of when your children are out in public or in parks,” Lamb said.Children in the neighborhood told deputies that they have seen the same SUV circling the park several times a day. last_img read more


Reactions To The Death Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

first_imgDavid J. Phillip | APA balloon attached to flowers placed outside the Barbara Bush Branch of a Harris County Public Library is shown Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Spring, Texas. A family spokesman said Tuesday that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92.Here are some reactions to the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, whom died Tuesday: “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.” — Statement from her son, former President George W. Bush. ___ “Columba and I join every member of the Bush family in offering our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support for my Mom in recent days, and throughout her remarkable life. I’m exceptionally privileged to be the son of George Bush and the exceptionally gracious, gregarious, fun, funny, loving, tough, smart, graceful woman who was the force of nature known as Barbara Bush. Thank you for your prayers, and we look forward to celebrating and honoring her life and contributions to our family and great nation in the coming days.”— Statement from her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. ___ “President Donald J. Trump and first lady Melania Trump join the nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush. As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse and former first lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection. She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well. The president and first lady’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Bush.” — Statement from President Donald J. Trump and first lady Melania Trump. ___ “Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit and grace, brains and beauty. She was fierce and feisty in support of her family and friends, her country and her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory. We will never forget the courtesy and kindness she and President Bush showed us, starting when I was governor in 1983. I’ll always treasure my summer visits to Kennebunkport. Barbara joked that George and I spent so much time together I had become almost a member of the family, the “black sheep” that had gone astray. Our hearts and prayers go out to President Bush; to George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and to the entire Bush family she loved so much. We know that through them her remarkable strength, warmth and wit, and her devotion to our country will live on.” — Statement from former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ___ “Barbara Bush was the rock of a family dedicated to public service, and our thoughts and prayers are with both Presidents Bush and the entire Bush family tonight. We’ll always be grateful to Mrs. Bush for the generosity she showed to us throughout our time in the White House, but we’re even more grateful for the way she lived her life — as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling; as an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the American spirit. She’ll be remembered for passing those American values on to her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren — and to the countless citizens whom she and George inspired to become ‘points of light’ in service to others.” — Statement from former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. ___ “With the passing of Barbara Bush, our country has lost one of its most beloved and gracious citizens. I always enjoyed being with Barbara and hearing her opinions, which she was never reluctant to share. She was a wise and thoughtful woman, and Marilyn and I will miss her. Our hearts are full of sympathy and love for our dear friend President Bush in this sad hour.” — Statement from former Vice President Dan Quayle. ___ “Rosalynn and I are saddened by the death of Barbara Bush. She touched the hearts of millions with her warmth, generosity, and keen wit. The matriarch of a family dedicated to serving, she urged volunteerism as a way for all citizens to participate in our nation’s progress. Through her own work to promote literacy as a value in every American home, countless families now have the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in all aspects of their lives. She will be missed.” — Statement from former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter. ___ “Barbara Bush dedicated her life to helping others. As only the second woman in history to be both the wife and mother of U.S. presidents, Barbara had a unique and profound impact on our country. Spearheading the fight against illiteracy, she created the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, working to improve the lives of those less fortunate through education. Her selfless devotion to service defines the inspiring legacy Barbara has left behind. Her impact on Texas and our nation will forever be treasured. Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to President George H.W. Bush and the entire Bush family during this difficult time. We ask that all Texans join us in keeping them in their thoughts and prayers as they mourn the passing of a devoted wife, mother, and public servant.” — Statement from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.APPresident Barack Obama shares a laugh with former first lady Barbara Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ___ “Mrs. Bush was a ‘no nonsense’ devoted mother to her family, and our nation. She was wit, wisdom, honesty, and character on two feet. She inspired a ‘thousand points of light’ of service to our country and was a beacon to us all. We loved her for who she was and for what we became because of her example. Our hearts go out to her remarkable family and to all who loved her as we did. The world is a poorer placer without Barbara Bush.” — Statement from Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson. ___ “When I think of Barbara Bush, I smile. Her candor was always refreshing, her grace was endless, her love of family never wavered, and she was always a true patriot. My family has been fortunate to know her and we will always be grateful for her service to our country. I share her commitment to reading and literacy which will be a large part of her legacy.” — Statement from Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson. ___ “Susan and I are deeply saddened to lose a beloved friend who was a passionate voice for volunteerism and the view that everyone should believe in something larger than self. Barbara Bush challenged each of us to build a better world by empowering people through literacy. As only one of two women in American history who can be called First Lady and First Mother, she was matriarch of a family that remains as dedicated to public service as it was to politics. We Americans were fortunate to have had Barbara and George Bush as one of the best First Couples of all time. We send our deepest love and affection to President Bush and to his entire family.” — Statement from former Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff James Baker III. ___ “Barbara Pierce Bush was best known to the world as the wife of a president and the mother of another, but in Houston we also knew her as a local leading light, an achiever in her own right who spoke and acted from the heart and the gut. She was a focused advocate for literacy and volunteerism; she was the brightest light among the ‘Thousand Points of Light’ her husband charted; and frankly her kindness and counsel to me, away from the public gaze, will remain valuable as well as unforgettable. For these reasons and more, I join Houstonians and her many admirers around the globe in mourning her death and expressing heartfelt condolences to our treasured neighbor, Former President George H.W. Bush, and the rest of the Bush family.” — Statement from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. ___ “Today is a very sad day for our city and for our entire nation. As First Lady, Mrs. Bush epitomized grace, dignity and strength. As a humanitarian, she impacted the lives of so many young people through the work of her Foundation for literacy and more. As Houstonians and frequent visitors to Minute Maid Park to watch their beloved Astros, we had the great privilege of getting to know Mrs. Bush and President Bush personally. While at the ballpark, both always greeted everyone from the ticket-takers to the ushers with a warm, friendly smile. On behalf of the Houston Astros, I send my heartfelt condolences to the entire Bush family and to Mrs. Bush’s many friends and admirers.” — Statement from Houston Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. ___ “Karen and I send our deepest sympathies to President Bush and the entire Bush family with the passing of Barbara Bush. Barbara Bush was a woman of unique strength and grace whose devotion to her family was an inspiration to every American. Mrs. Bush’s example in public life and her encouragement made a lasting impact on our family, as it did on the families of millions of Americans, and she will be missed. We offer our deepest condolences to the entire Bush family during this difficult time and we will be praying for all who mourn the passing of this good and great woman. God bless Barbara Bush.” — Statement from Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence. ___ “Tonight is a sad night for America. Our nation mourns the passing of a fierce patriot and a bold advocate for family literacy, a generous volunteer and devoted wife, mother and grandmother: First Lady Barbara Bush. Mrs. Bush brought dignity, civility and spirit to everything she did. Her strength of character, the strength of her principles, and the strength of her faith were a great gift to our nation. She leaves a living legacy in the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the deep spirit of volunteerism she championed on behalf of children and families. All who knew Mrs. Bush saw her immense love for and pride in her family. We hope that it is a comfort to her husband of 73 years, Former President George H.W. Bush, her children, including President George W. 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