Imagine waking up one morning to find out that you get to meet your favorite athlete. Imagine tossing a football with your NFL idol, or going up to bat with your favorite MLB team. Imagine how your whole life would change in that moment. Five wish kids not only imagined these things, they lived them, and now their stories are being shared on the eighth-annual ESPN “My Wish” series.From NASCAR to tennis from the NFL to Major League Baseball, the sports-themed wishes granted by Make-A-Wish will begin airing Saturday, Aug. 17, on ESPN and will run through the week. The summer series profiles wishes as they come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Each segment takes viewers on an in-depth and often emotional journey into the children’s lives, medical conditions, their wish-reveals and the transformative wish experiences they have with their favorite athletes or teams.Emmy Award-winning reporter Chris Connelly will again host with participation from the following wish granters: Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin, III, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne and tennis star Roger Federer.“All of our wish kids and their stories are inspirational,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “We are pleased to once again have ESPN tell the transformational stories of five of them in a way few others can. We continually learn that wish experiences can make kids feel better, sometimes get better, and certainly can help them become ambitious for the future again.”Each wish will be the subject of a SportsCenter feature segment beginning Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 p.m. ET with a new piece premiering each day through Wednesday, Aug. 21. Each feature will also be available at ESPN.com following its original airdate.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Longtime New Yorker magazine cartoonist and Vermont resident Edward Koren has released a new book of cartoons spanning about 40 years that poke fun at country and city dwellers and the interactions between the two.“Koren: In the Wild” (Button Street Press) feature his humanoid and hairy creatures in what the 82-year-old Koren says is “a mash of interactions and small pieces of theatre.”Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a friend of Koren’s, notes in the beginning of the book that his cartoons “beautifully capture the duality of rural and urban life.”Koren, of Brookfield, served as Vermont’s cartoonist laureate for three years. He has had more than 1,100 cartoons published in the New Yorker since the 1960s.Lisa Rathke, The Associated Press
Kolkata: A woman in Narendrapur in South 24-Parganas died of burn injuries after she allegedly set herself on fire. It is further alleged the woman took the extreme step as her husband and in-laws tortured her for dowry.According to sources, Santoshi Pramanik of Nepalgunge at Bishnupur in South 24-Parganas got married to Uttam Pramanik of Bonhooghly in Narendrapur approximately seven years ago. During their marriage Santoshi’s family reportedly gave the couple several furniture and other valuables as dowry. Approximately after a year, Santoshi gave birth to a baby. Till then, there were no problems between the couple or with the in-laws. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBut, after a few months, Uttam Pramanik and his family members allegedly started demanding money from Santoshi’s family. They use to allegedly taunt Santoshi regarding the things her father gave them during their marriage and claimed the items they received during the dowry were not good. After another a few months Uttam forced her to go to her father to get more money. When she refused, Uttam and his family members allegedly beat her many times. Altercation between them over money had become frequent. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayA few years ago, she had told her father about the torture and her father had arranged for some money as well. But, that money did not made Uttam happy. He continued torturing Santoshi to get more money. Santoshi’s sister alleged that on April 23 Uttam reportedly called Santoshi’s father and told that she had set herself on fire. Later, Santoshi was admitted at the M R Bangur Hospital in a critical condition. Sources informed that during her statement to the doctors, Santoshi reportedly told that she tried to commit suicide as she was not able to bear the torture by her husband and in-laws. Late on Saturday night, Santoshi succumbed to her burn injuries at the M R Bangur hospital. Later, Santoshi’s family lodged a complaint against her husband and his mother at the Narendrapur police station claiming that Uttam set her on fire. But as Santoshi’s statement before the doctors were different, a case has been initiated at the Narendrapur police station under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC against the accused persons named in the FIR. None could be traced till Sunday as the accused persons had absconded.
At the convention the JHU announced several new appointments in the party. The Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thero has resigned from his post as leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU).Omalpe Sobitha Theroannounced his resignation at the JHU convention held today.
In a letter dated 24 November, Albert Tévoédjrè, head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), resigned effective the end of next month, or until he could be replaced, spokesman Fred Eckhard said in New York.The 75-year-old official, a former senior minister from Benin, “felt he’s made a good effort, but it’s time for him to move on,” Mr. Eckhard added.UNOCI was established in April to help implement January 2003 peace accords between the Government and rebels.Early last month government forces bombed rebel positions in the UN-patrolled Zone of Confidence (ZOC) separating the combatants. Two days later government forces also bombed French Licorne peacekeepers there, killing nine.French troops retaliated by destroying the Government’s air force, leading to widespread rioting, looting and harassment of foreigners. Thousands of French expatriates and some Ivorian refugees fled the country.Mr. Eckhard said Mr. Tévoédjrè’s deputy, Allan Doss, yesterday accompanied South African President Thabo Mbeki to Bouaké, headquarters town of the dissident northern forces, and took part in the closed-door meeting between Mr. Mbeki and the head of the Mouvement Patriotique de Côte d’Ivoire (MPCI), Guillaume Soro, in a bid to restart the peace process.Last Wednesday, representatives of the rebel Forces Nouvelles in Bouaké assured Mr. Doss that there would be unimpeded access for UN peacekeepers, military observers and UN and other humanitarian agencies’ personnel. A UN plane had met shots fired in the air, threats and hostile slogans the previous week.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) suspended its humanitarian flights after the incident.
by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 3, 2014 7:35 am MDT Valeant Pharmaceuticals to buy PreCision Dermatology for up to $500 million LAVAL, Que. – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (TSX:VRX) has agreed to pay up to $500 million for a U.S. company that makes prescription and doctor-dispensed treatments for acne and other skin conditions.The company says it will pay $475 million in cash for PreCision Dermatology of Cumberland, Rhode Island, plus an additional $25 million when a sales-based milestone is passed.PreCision has about 175 employees and expects to have about $130 million in revenue this year.Valeant says the deal is expected to close by the end of June and will immediately bolster its profits.It’s the latest acquisition for Valeant.The company’s chief executive has said he wants the company to become one of the top five drug companies in the world by the end of 2016.“PreCision Dermatology has a wide range of medical dermatology products, treating a number of topical disease states such as acne and atopic dermatitis, and should bring tremendous value to Valeant’s medical dermatology portfolio,” Valeant chairman and chief executive Michael Pearson said in a statement Monday.PreCision Dermatology chief executive Bob Moccia said “the combined resources of both companies will create a strengthened competitor, poised to contend with the leading companies in the dermatology market.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Clashes of varying intensity have been ongoing for nearly a week now, and follow sweeping restrictions on entry into the compound that Israel applied beginning on 26 August. Since then, the Government has decreed an entry ban to the area to members of Muslim and Jewish groups considered to be extremist.In a press statement issued late Thursday, the 15-member Council “called for the exercise of restraint, refraining from provocative actions and rhetoric, and upholding unchanged the historic status quo at the Haram Al-Sharif – in word and in practice.”“Muslim worshippers at the Haram Al-Sharif must be allowed to worship in peace, free from violence, threats and provocations,” the statement said.The Council called for “full respect for international law, including international human rights law and international humanitarian law, as may be applicable in Jerusalem” and “urged all sides to work cooperatively together to lower tensions and discourage violence at holy sites in Jerusalem.”Furthermore, Council members “called for the immediate cessation of violence, and for all appropriate steps to be taken to ensure that violence ceases, that provocative actions are avoided, and that the situation returns to normality in a way which promotes the prospects for Middle East peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.”
Ohio State junior infielder Emily Clark makes a tag on a Wright State runner on Sep. 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternIndiana began Big Ten play with a bang, sweeping the No. 18 Ohio State softball team in all three games the two teams played this weekend, outscoring the Buckeyes 19-4 in the three games.Indiana (10-21, 3-0 Big Ten) took control of the series from the beginning, holding the Buckeyes (19-7, 0-3 Big Ten) to just two hits in the first game of the series.Indiana’s junior pitcher Tara Trainer, a player Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly described as “very competitive” and said would be one to watch for in this series, pitched all seven innings of the 6-0 shutout. The six unanswered runs for the Hoosiers came in pairs starting with two runs in the first inning, followed by two more in the second and another two in the fourth.The Buckeyes got on the board in the second game, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Hoosiers.Ohio State scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Junior catcher Emily Clark doubled and advanced to third on a throw while junior shortstop Lilli Piper made it to home. Clark later scored after senior first baseman Ashley Goodwin reached on a fielder’s choice.In the bottom of the fifth, however, Indiana put five runs on the board that inning alone. Freshman catcher Maddie Westmoreland’s home run contributed three of the five runs.Ohio State grabbed one run back after Clark scored in the top of the sixth, but the Hoosiers responded with four more runs in the bottom half to put the game out of reach. Ohio State was not able to get back in the game in the seventh, bringing Game Two to a close and giving the Hoosiers their second win of the weekend, ending the game at 9-3. The Buckeyes kicked off the third game with a home run by Piper in the top of the first.The Hoosiers tied the game in the bottom half of the first, however, with sophomore right fielder Gabbi Jenkins scoring on a wild pitch.The score remained at 1-1 until senior shortstop Rachel O’Malley stepped up with the bases loaded and hit a bases-clearing double to give Indiana the 4-1 lead. That base hit proved to be the game-winner for the Hoosiers.Ohio State will have its first home game at Buckeye Stadium at 6 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Kentucky.
We will be closing the nominations for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in August. Do you know of someone who has contributed an important innovation or invention, recent or historic, to comminution – crushing, grinding or screening, etc.? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about nominations.The chosen nominees will be inducted at the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center, Denver on February 25, 2019. The dinner is a key event in the SME Annual Conference week.The current shortlist has five nominations in this category. The first is for Samuel Calvin McLanahan (1842-1928), an inventive genius whose most important inventions were the Log Washer and the Single Roll Crusher (pictured). The second is Klas-Göran Eriksson and Tage Möller, for the Metso Megaliner – “the safest mill lining system of its kind that also maximises uptime.” The third current nomination is for Manfred Freissle, inventor of the first modular synthetic screen deck system. Fourth is Dr Steve Morrell for his contributions to SAG milling. Finally, there is Washington Samuel Tyler, founder of Haver & Boecker Canada, formerly W.S. Tyler.The last inductees were Joe Pease & Dr Bill Johnson, who were honoured for the ISAMill and the development of ultrafine grinding. http://www.im-halloffame.com/comminution-2/There is a total of 12 categories and nominations are welcomed for all of them: Bulk Handling, Concentration, Comminution, Exploration, Environmental Management and Stewardship, Metallurgy, Mining Software, Safety, Surface Mining, Underground Development, Underground Production and Outstanding Innovator.www.im-halloffame.com
Daniel Bryan Has Finally Been Cleared To Come Back To The Ring Brie Bella Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Chuck Carroll sent this in.Here’s an interesting fact: 90% of what producers shoot for Total Divas! never makes it to air.Also interesting, Daniel Bryan doesn’t watch the show even though his wife Brie Bella is featured.I had the opportunity to ask him about being part of reality television in the second part of my interview with him on the Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll.You can hear the interview on the Play.it Podcast Network and on CBS TV and Radio websites around the country: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/02/27/wwes-daniel-bryan-says-yes-to-chipotle/Perhaps most interesting, was his response when I asked about how he keeps up his healthy eating habits while on the road. He told me that he says ‘yes!’ to eating at Chipotle.“For the most part Chipotle tries to use as many local farms as possible to get their vegetables and meats,” he said. “I used to be vegan. I’m not anymore, but I don’t eat hardly any meat. But it’s nice for me to go to a place like Chipotle where I can get some fresh veggies, some brown rice, some black beans and all that kind of stuff.”He said he also takes as much food as possible with him.“I’ve prepared meals for an entire weekend and brought them with me,” he said. “There are some places in the south where there’s not a whole lot. Sometimes there’s cities where it’s just hard to find healthy food. You just have to be prepared.”Perhaps most interesting was the reason why he became a student of nutrition. We get into it in depth in the interview, but in short he used to be sick quite a bit.Please follow me on Twitter @TheChuckCarroll.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestler Brie Bella Wants Another BabyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:58/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 38.82%0:04Remaining Time -0:54 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Daniel Bryan Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Nikki Bella WWE star Ruby Riott reveals new tattoos, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s dog passes away WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby John Oliver Takes On The WWE Videos Articles Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Facebook Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals
Suncity completes Manila quartet with launch of new VIP Club at Resorts World Manila Although gaming revenues fell 3% to Php4.5 billion during the first six months of 2018, “the VIP segment has started to recover with drop and GGR already improving on a quarterly basis,” Alliance said.“The launch of a portion of the Grand Wing is expected to further buoy the premium gaming business at RWM.”RWM shut down its second-floor gaming area after last year’s attack but has since launched part of its new Phase 3 Grand Wing including some new gaming space with the addition of 35 gaming tables and 414 slot machines. That capacity will double once work are complete in the coming weeks. The makeover will include opening the Philippines’ first Ritz-Carlton and opening Okura Hotel in the space once earmarked for the expansion of Maxims.Travellers reported gross revenue of Php11.1 billion in 1H18 with attributable net income of Php1.7 billion compared to Php375 million a year earlier. Non‐gaming revenue rose 4% to Php2.0 billion. Travellers aiming to delist from Philippine Stock Exchange on 21 October RelatedPosts Load More Travellers International Hotel Group sets tender price for shares in privatization push VIP gaming volumes are back on the rise at Resorts World Manila (RWM), according to stakeholder Alliance Global Group.The Philippines conglomerate, which co-owns RWM operator Travellers International Hotel Group alongside Genting Hong Kong, said in a press release on Friday announcing its group-wide financial results that there were signs of improvement at its flagship IR following the deadly attack last June that saw 39 people lose their lives.
Global telecommunications equipment organisation Alcatel-Lucent has agreed a £300 million pensioner liabilities buy-in with Aviva for its UK defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.The transaction is part of the organisation’s long-term de-risking objective. Alcatel-Lucent’s pension scheme has liabilities of around £1 billion.The organisation’s pension trustees were advised by Aon Hewitt, which acted as actuary, investment adviser and consultant to the scheme.Martin Couzens, chairman of Alcatel-Lucent Pension Trustees Limited, said: “We were very satisfied with this increase in security for our scheme and its members. We have obtained full insurance backing for most of our pensioners and even made a saving against our funding reserve.“Overall this takes us substantially closer towards our goal of full buy-out.”
NHS frontline staff, ambulance professionals and support staff who are members of the trade union GMB are today (Friday 3 August 2018) participating in a lunchtime demonstration in a dispute over pay.GMB members, as well as employees across other NHS employers, are conducting the demonstration between 12.30pm and 2pm outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.The demonstration concerns a three-year pay deal that was agreed between NHS Employers and 14 NHS trade unions in June 2018. The deal, originally proposed in March 2018, was structured to provide an immediate £2,000 increase for lower-paid NHS staff, to take their earnings above the living wage, which is currently set at £8.75 an hour.In the first year of the deal, NHS staff currently at the top of their pay band are due to receive a 3% pay rise, which will accumulate over the three years to 6.5%. The pay deal also promises higher percentage increases for those lower down in their respective pay bands. These will be delivered through a combination of cost of living pay rises and faster incremental increases.The deal also offers higher starting salaries for NHS staff, meaningful pay rises on promotion, and faster progression through most pay bands.The demonstration is to support NHS employees who believe that this agreed pay proposal has not yet fully materialised, and who are fearful that the deal may not come to fruition.GMB members originally voted 87% in favour of rejected the NHS’ pay offer. With this in mind, GMB is currently running a consultative ballot to find out what industrial action its members wish to pursue.Gary Palmer, regional organiser at GMB, said: “NHS staff are underwhelmed and angry from a pay deal implementation different to what had been promised by the government. It is now intensifying the poor morale feeling over what was a pitiful deal for GMB members and NHS staff in the first place.“GMB have said all along that the devil was in the detail. The [Conservative] government has from the start made this the most convoluted and headline grabbing deal it could purposely use to trick people into voting for it.“The deal is now unravelling throughout NHS Hospitals and Ambulance Service. Not only will many NHS staff find themselves worse off at the end of the three-year period, with the forecasted [retail price index] outstripping their basic pay rise, but they are now equally facing potential short-term pay rise percentages detriments and lengthy waits for promised increases as new details emerge on what they are really to receive and when.“GMB’s #itsanofromus demo is about saying if you feel cheated, lied to, undervalued, or just plain angry, come along on Friday to tell the GMB about it. Let your protest be known along with many others and begin to organise and work with us to force a possible new pay review, which might see hardworking, over-stretched NHS professionals and support workers get a real fair pay deal for once.”Danny Mortimer, chief executive officer at NHS Employers, added: “The Agenda for Change deal is a positive one for the NHS, following seven years of pay restraint. It sees an additional 2% being invested [the] in NHS pay-bill over each of the next three years, benefiting more than a million health staff in England.“The investment improves pay for our lowest paid employees and improves starting salaries to ensure we remain attractive in a competitive jobs market, [while] also acknowledging our longest serving [employees].“The deal was agreed with and significantly endorsed by all but one trade union, and [while] the [Royal College of Nursing] is responding to some concerns regarding its own communications, the work with trade unions is now focused on moving forwards with the implementation of the agreed deal.”
Serilingampally: Roads in the town are turning from bad to worse, with every stretch full of potholes, causing severe hardships to residents. The continuous rainfall during the last week rendered the main pathways water-logged resulting in traffic jams to a distance of several km.Roads in Madhapur, Gachibowli, Kondapur, Miyapur, Lingampally are full of potholes. The Kondapur-Allwyn Crossroads, Gachibowli-Biodiversity Crossroads, Miyapur-Bollaram Road, besides the main road are no different, leading to traffic jams during the morning hours. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Consequently, road-users are a worried lot how to travel to their destinations. They are reportedly even afraid to come out of the safety of their houses. Speaking to The Hans India on the deplorable condition of roads, several residents urged GHMC officials to take remedial measures, while blaming lack of quality work for their current status.
Vijayawada: T Meghana from Andhra Loyola College stood first in the state-level competitions on ‘Experimental Skills Test in Physics’ held at R K Degree College, Vizianagaram on Monday. She will represent Andhra Pradesh in the national-level competitions to be held at IIT Kanpur on September 14, according to Dr G Sahaya Baskaran, Head of the Department of Physics here on Tuesday. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us He said that the competition on experimental skill test named ‘Anveshika’ is being organised by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), under the leadership of Prof HC Varma of IIT Kanpur. G Ganesh from Narayana Educational Institutions was also selected for nationals from the schools category. He said that the students from various regions of AP were to perform three innovative experiments in two and half hours of time and the assessment by the professors of IAPT was based on the experimental skills exhibited, observation, analysis of the results and proper interpretation. Mentioning of exact units, taking the readings without error, handling of instruments etc are the parameters for assessment. Rev Fr Victor Emmanuel, college principal, and faculty members conveyed their greetings to Meghana on her achievement.
BJP will hold a public meeting at Nampally exhibition grounds on August 18 where leaders from TRS and Congress will join BJP, said the party-state in-charge K Laxman. He also said that the meeting will be attended by BJP working president JP Nadda. “The motive of BJP is to win over TRS party in Telangana and the leaders who are willing to join in it are always welcome,” said Laxman. It is learned that TDP senior leaders of eight assembly constituencies of erstwhile Nalgonda district are set to join BJP.
Low fare airline SpiceJet has crossed Jet Airways in market share figures in July, to become the second largest domestic airline in the country, with only IndiGo ahead of them.This has also led SpiceJet being the only Indian airline to report a rise in market share last month, despite an increasing financial burden.SpiceJet stated it controlled 20.9 percent of the market in July, compared to the 19 percent a month earlier. Jet Airways and JetLite’s shares were at 19.6 percent in July.”Our increase in loads and share is the result of our new network, improved branding and product, and most importantly, our dynamic pricing and revenue management approach where we believe flying empty seats, which is the ultimate perishable commodity, is a waste especially for budget airlines,” Economic Times quoted Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer (COO), SpiceJet.”The increase in our loads this year has not been at the expense of yields. We are doing what is best for the airline, as well as customers. So, it is a win-win,” he added.The carrier also posted an industry-best load factor figure of 79.4 percent.SpiceJet’s achievements followed aggressive discounted rates. Analysts claim that the airline is offering fares lower than its cost. The airline had reported a net loss of Rs 124 crore in the April-June quarter of this year.The carrier had the industry’s highest seat occupancy levels at 81.4 percent in 2013. SpiceJet steadily gained the market share from 17.8 percent in March. Meanwhile, Jet Airways lost its market share rapidly this year from a 25.2 percent in January.In the tickets sale, SpiceJet’s 79.4 percent (against 67.9 percent in July last year) was at least 10 percentage points higher than those of GoAir and Indigo, reported Business Standard.”July is a low season for all airlines and it is not surprising to see occupancy levels dipping. Even IndiGo, which shows high occupancy levels, has reported a seat factor of 67 per cent. What is it that SpiceJet did to achieve a higher seat factor? It defies logic,” a senior official of a rival airline stated. JulyIndigoSpice JetJet AirwaysAir IndiaGo AirAir CostaAir AsiaAirlineIndigoSpice JetJet AirwaysAir IndiaGo AirAir CostaAir AsiaAir Asia
Chittagong University (CU) authorities on Thursday suspended six students on allegations of smoking cannabis in a campus dorm, reports UNB.CU vice-chancellor professor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury exercised his authority to this effect on Thursday afternoon, acting on the recommendation of the board of residence health and disciplinary committee of the university, confirmed assistant proctor of the university Niaz Morshed Ripan.A proctorial body team caught the six students red-handed, or maybe more appropriately in this case red-eyed and green-handed, while they were smoking up at Alaol Hall on Wednesday night.The detainees were handed over to the Hathazari police station, the assistant proctor said.
James Bond is many things: spy, detective, womanizer, assassin, and, according to a new study, an alcoholic.Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand this week revealed that the fictional British secret service agent has a “severe” alcohol use disorder.It doesn’t take a government operative to know that Bond has a tendency toward a tipple. But the team’s deep analysis of 24 films produced between 1962 and 2015 (i.e. endless movie night) certainly highlights the protagonist’s six-decade-long addiction.Despite his preference for martinis (shaken, not stirred), researchers confirmed that Bond will consume any available alcoholic beverage—from neat vodka to champagne, and even the occasional beer.“I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold, and very well-made,” the character tells friend Felix Leiter in “Casino Royale,” Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, published in 1953.No judgements here.Except for the fact that 007 regularly engages in hazardous activities while under the influence.“Chronic risks include frequently drinking prior to flights, driving vehicles (including in chases), high stakes gambling, operating complex machinery or devices, contact with dangerous animals [a snake, scorpion, and komodo dragon], extreme athletic performance, and sex with enemies, sometimes with guns or knives in the bed,” lead study author Nick Wilson said in a statement.In 1962’s Dr. No, Bond boozes it up before operating nuclear power plant machinery, destroying a space complex, killing Dr. No, rescuing Honey Ryder, and escaping Crab Key island.I’m not sure whether to be impressed or appalled.Even more troubling, though, are the character’s binges, in which he devours more alcohol than should be humanly possible.One bender involves six “Vespers,” Bond’s signature gin-and-vodka-based cocktail: This equates to 24 units of alcohol, which could produce a blood-alcohol level well into the known fatal range.That’s nothing, though, compared to the 50 units he drinks in one day—”a level of consumption which would kill nearly everyone,” Wilson said.An intervention is long overdue.The study won joint first prize in the Medical Journal of Australia‘s 2018 Christmas competition.Wilson and co-author Anne Tucker previously investigated Bond’s smoking habits.More on Geek.com:LEGO Reveals James Bond Aston Martin DB5Buy This Comic! James Bond: MoneypennyAll of James Bond’s Cars in One Awesome Infographic Stay on target Watch: ‘Bond 25’ Film First Look Teases New 007-Themed AdventureRami Malek Is Your Next James Bond Villain
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Mobile Heartbeat will supply MH-CURE (Clinical Urgent REsponse), its secure smartphone application enabling clinical communications, patient-specific workflow and a real-time clinical team directory connecting all members of a patient’s care team.Mobile Heartbeat MH-CURE provides patient care teams with secure, single smartphone access to all clinical communications, pertinent patient information and lab data. Care team members have the choice of using their own smartphone or sharing hospital-supplied devices. With MH-CURE, care team members know who else is on the team for each patient and can view the availability and status of other team members at all times. MH-CURE enables efficient delivery of clinical data and communications to users on-site, off-site and at multiple locations to ensure timely patient care decisions and response, plus save time and reduce costs.HealthTrust serves 1,400 acute care facilities and members in more than 22,600 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites.For more information: www.mobileheartbeat.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more