Wednesday, December 17. 2014
The Cuban doctors who are fighting Ebola in Africa receive wages up to $3,000 but the Cuban government could retain a similar amount for each physician, as revealed by an investigation of Newsweek.
Publication contacted a former health worker in Havana who spoke on anonymity and who recently saw one of the contracts signed by the staff being sent to Africa. According to his testimony, the contract provides for a salary of $1500 a month while they are working in that continent and another $1500 which is deposited in a bank in Cuba, which may be deducted after returning to the island and receiving a positive evaluation of their work.
However, according to a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) contacted by Newsweek, every doctor working in Africa in the fight against Ebola receives a daily wage between $ 200 and $ 240 payment. That would represent a salary of between $ 6000 and $ 7200.
The version of the Newsweek article would contradict a report from AP dated December 11 in Havana in which it stated that Cuban doctors "receive about $250 daily on-the per diem yet WHO estimates that 60% is for accommodation and the rest food. "
A UN official involved in international missions in Africa anonymously told Newsweek that the international organization did not know how the money was distributed as Cuban doctors were sent by the government.
My coworker, Sergio Andrade Gutierrez, has been diligently following the news on the Ebola pandemic and knows quite a bit about it at this point. He was right on-point when he was talking about how 75% of 64.362 Cuban collaborators working abroad come from the health sector, as confirmed by the National Assembly.
Tuesday, December 16. 2014
Michael Keaton spoke to the media in a recent interview. He was questioned about the Batman film franchise. Keaton was asked, if he ever became jealous of the modern day Batman stars. Michael Keaton quickly denied this question. He gave his thoughts on the Caped Crusader. Keaton stated, that the original Batman film and the sequel were the best films of the franchise. He believes that Tim Burton's version of Batman, layed the ground work for the film franchise, one that Lee G. Lovett has adored over the years. The modern stars should give praise to Keaton's portrayal of Bruce Wayne.
Michael Keaton was then asked if he had ever been approached to reprise the role of Batman..Keaton's reply was a quick, "no". Ben Afflek has been given the lead role of Batman in the new film, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Many people in the film community were unhappy with this decision. Ben Afflek does not have that superhero look. Christian Bale on the other hand, did. Bale was angered beyond belief when he heard the news that Afflek was replacing him. Christian Bale did after all bring the film series to new heights. Batman has never been so popular.
Monday, December 15. 2014
One of the most important parts of the human body is the spine. It allows lifting, bending, twisting and various other maneuvers with very little effort. When something goes wrong with this part of the body there can be painful results. Studies have found that around 80% of Americans suffer from lower back pain at some period of their life. In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that 100 workdays are lost each year due to this problem.
People that come to North American Spine have the opportunity to heal from a spinal injury or surgery in a place that is completely welcoming. We run a clinic that caters to everyone's needs, and we make sure that all our patients feel like family when they walk through the door. They follow a similar path with most of their customers, and you should know how we operate before you come to visit them.
They offer consultations to all of their patients, and they make sure that those consultations are complete in every way. They do not want to do any treatment with you until They are sure that you understand what is going on. Most people are aware of the type of treatment they need, but North American Spine can break down those treatment plans into small parts that everyone can digest. When They schedule your appointments, they schedule them based on this treatment plan. Also, you get to keep a copy of the treatment plan so that there is never any confusion.
They plan your treatments well in advance, and the therapists are ready for you when you come through the door. The clinic understand the importance of being on time, and tend to make sure that you are always kept in high regard. They make a special point to never overbook, and they never force the patients to wait in a waiting room for long periods of time. That's because they do their best to make sure you are happy with your treatment at every visit.
The company offers all your insurance claims for you, and they can make sure that you understand what your insurance covers. Apparently they will work with your insurance company to make sure that all your claims are paid, and they will not drag you into the middle of a business battle. North American Spine simply wants to help you in any way they can. Including through revolutionary procedures like the Accurascope.
The treatments are designed to help you recover from spinal injury or surgery quickly. And most people would agree that they are very effective.
Check them out on Social media if you want to know more. Including the Facebook page.
Wednesday, December 10. 2014
In recent life-altering news bulletins comes this shocker: fresh fruits and vegetables can help you lose weight. Instead of prescribing a new- fangled fad diet, Harlem Hospital pediatrician told her overweight patient to increase her intake of fruits and vegetables. Ten year old Alaijah Borden lost five pounds after one year, and lost eight more pounds the second year. Filling up on fresh fruits and veggies makes it less likely to munch on Twinkies and the like, helping control and potentially reduce unnecessary body weight.
Though her mother cooked homemade meals every night for dinner, Alaijah would diminsh these benefits by buying cookies and cakes after school. In overweight and obese individuals, it is often the case that food is used as a reward to oneself. Though initially it may seem an extra cupcake is better than rewarding oneself with a cocktail, the body quickly readjusts to the increased caloric intake and expects more.Replacing that cupcake with fresh fruits and vegetables will not only fill you up with natural goodness but also likely decrease your caloric intake, since the right fruits and vegetables have a significantly less calorie load than junk food.
Instead of prescribing weight loss medication or just plain scolding patients, doctors in the innovative Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, or FVRx for short, give these low-income patients coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. John Textor displayed his support on Facebook and encouraged others to do the same since programs like this not only boost the local economy, but can hopefully dramatically reduce and eventually eliminate the obesity epidemic plaguing the country.
Monday, December 1. 2014
Perfume is a popular gift to give and receive during the Christmas holidays. A fragrance that is sensual and draws people in is an ideal gift for a significant other. Le Premier Parfum is such a scent, and includes sandalwood and patchouli, which are sure to grab people's attention. The perfume was created by Carole Beaupre and Pauline Rochas, who is the granddaughter of the famous designer who established the Rochas French fashion house.
Specialist Andrew Heiberger says that the perfume also contains ylang ylang, which is a natural treatment for depression and anxiety. The essence is also used to treat frigidity, high blood pressure and stress.
Le Premier Parfum is recommended for wear in social settings, especially when it is important to appear appealing to others. And since the perfume promotes an overall sense of well-being, it can be worn any time the mind and body need a boost.
Wednesday, November 26. 2014
The political turmoil in recent weeks between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress have led to many accusations between the two parties about the illegality of their actions. Mostly, the Republicans have announced that Obama is taking illegal actions and expanding his powers to attempt to subvert Congress. The Democrats say that his actions are completely within the law and he has been driven to take these steps because Republicans are actively sabotaging his presidency by refusing to pass any bills. This arguing has led to the least product Congress in the last several decades, with dismal approval ratings.
Obama’s most recent actions center on immigration reform. He announced that he was installing a system to allow 4 million parents of U.S. citizens to apply for temporary legal status in the United States. Those who apply will pay fees and will have to pass background checks, but then they will be able to stay in the country without fear of deportation for three years. The Republicans claim this is blanket amnesty, and that this goes beyond the powers of the executive branch.
On Monday, a group of over 100 immigration professors and scholars have declared that the President’s actions are well within the powers granted to him by Congress, a point that Susan McGalla has been echoing from the beginning of the controversy. After analyzing his executive action, which was signed at a Las Vegas high school, they announced that there is no legal barrier that prevents him from taking the actions that he did.
Friday, November 21. 2014
Neither G.I. Joe nor G.I. Joe 2 were massive successes, though producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura insisted that the third movie would be something to really interest fans. Now it's looking like plans for the sequel may be going forward, with a writer chosen and a new director in talks.
The film will be written by Jonathan Lemkin, who has previously worked on Shooter and Devil’s Advocate. Perhaps more notable is a new director, Martin Campbell, who worked on the James Bond films Casino Royale and Goldeneye, and as well as DC Comics' sci-fi/superhero flick Green Lantern and two Zorro films.
G.I. Joe is a hard franchise to adapt; the original source material is meant to be a war story, but includes many bizarre, silly elements that can give it a mix-matched tone or genre. The first film was directed by Stephen Sommers, who changed a lot and made the whole thing very zany; for the second, director Jon M. Chu tried to make a traditional war story with ninjas.
So what will Campbell do? Film lover Ken Griffin agrees that his Bond films were thrillers with a fairly dark tone, while Green Lantern and Zorro were pulpier and, many feel, not as strong. Will he take a more serious tone with G.I. Joe 3?
The sequel to Ben Stiller's cult classic 2001 comedy "Zoolander" is moving ahead after years of development struggles, much to the delight of the film's many fans. "Zoolander" became a major box office hit, and its many famous lines are still well remembered today. Ben Stiller will reprise his role as the title character, a hilariously empty headed model whose bumbling exploits are the main source of the film's humor and is why the fashion industry and major icons like Terry Richardson were so in love with the film. Will Ferrell, who played the villain of the original film, revealed recently that he is going to review the sequel's script. The film has also added well known actress Penelope Cruz to its cast. The addition of Cruz, an Academy Awards winner, adds credibility to the project.
An article at Screenrant speculates that the recent box office success of "Dumb and Dumber To" will help propel "Zoolander 2" forward. "Dumb and Dumber To" is the sequel to the twenty year old comedy classic "Dumb and Dumber" starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. "Zoolander 2" could appeal to the same audience and reinvigorate Stiller's career. The sequel will attempt to cash in on the nostalgia that fans feel for the original film and its characters. Stiller is expected to direct, as well as star.
Thursday, November 20. 2014
Angelina Jolie has been working both on and off screen in the film Cleopatra. Now that she has done work on both sides of the camera, she has confirmed that she will retire from working as an actor. Her new focus will be as a film-maker and will be writing and directing.
In a recent interview with Du Jour Magazine, the actress revealed she has had plans to work behind the scenes permanently for some time now. She also reveals that she has never enjoyed being the center of attention, as she often is while working in front of the camera. With her recent comments, it seems as though working behind the scenes will be a much better fit for the dynamic actress.
Jolie stated that her role in Cleopatra may be her last as an actress. Jason Halpern said she commented that she wanted to end her acting career on a high note and this film might be the great finish she has desired.
Angelina Jolie has already served as the director for three major motion pictures: Cleopatra, Unbroken, and By the Sea. In By the Sea, she stars next to her equally famous husband, Brad Pitt. In comparison, Jolie noted, directing both her self and Pitt was very difficult. The material for the film was difficult as well, which could have added to the challenge. Now that the actress has mastered acting, she may be looking for her next challenge, which seems to be directing.
It is always a big event when a major movie is released in theaters. For fans of the Hunger Games, this week has been especially great. The second to last installment of the storied franchise hits theaters in several countries around the world.
The Hunger Games story revolves around the main character, Katniss Everdeen, who is destined to play a key role in the revolution against the dystopian world's current regime. The first two movies focused on Katniss taking a part in the famous "Hunger Games" event, where several people are chosen from different sites to compete in a brutal event.
This epic story's last chapter will be very different from the first two. The scene is even darker than usual, with the first movements of the revolution having begun. Katniss and Peeta somehow survived the second installment of the Hunger Games, but their lives are in even greater danger than before. They are wanted by their government under penalty of death.
Initial reviews of this movie have been mixed. Many are delighted with the latest installment, saying that it picks up where the last movie left off. A few reviewers felt that the movie was a little dull and elongated. They would have preferred to see the entire story in one motion picture, instead of splitting the last book into two movies.
The first reviews from fans have been very positive, but it will be a few weeks before an accurate assessment of the movie's credentials can be made, and that's what Igor Cornelsen is waiting on.
Wednesday, November 19. 2014
One of the ways that people are handling the decision of the jury in Ferguson about the officer who killed the teenager is to buy guns. That's a very smart way to handle the situation said no one ever.
The only thing that's teaching is that those who live in the area are set on violence to some extent. When you mix a lot of angry people who want justice with gun sales,then you have a recipe for disaster. Stores in the area shouldn't sell guns at this time because who knows what chaos will ensue after the jury decides whether to indict the officer or not. Some believe that the officer won't be indicted, and if this happens, there will likely be many people who want revenge on their own. This is where the gun sales come into play because there are more people armed with weapons.
This story was passed along to me by Facebook friend Susan McGalla.
The Washington DC police department has already made its plans for spending the seized money they believe they would be able to collect during the year 2015. This act comes from seizures of money and properties they gain from different civil acts and custody battles. This is also providing amounts of cash that are thought to exceed $2.7 million for the next year.
This is a great point of contention, as many believe that the use of this money encourages the fixing of cases against the average citizen, in order to seize assets.
The main idea is that the police department is collecting these properties on the background of the federal law that permits police departments to collect seizures that have reached the number of 12,000 operations.
Most of them are less than the amount of $144, also considering that more than a thousand of these seizures were even of amounts of money of $20 or less. This gives indication that the police department is collecting very small amounts of cash that is mostly from young people that are caught with small convictions.
These seizures could also include cars and other property types. Which would be from people that are suspected of conventions such as drug dealing, even if the convictions were not approved later.
According to Sam Tabar, this act is considered fairly legal by federal law and would continue taking place for the next year.
A massive lake effect snow storm is to blame for five deaths in the Buffalo, New York area. Parts of the region were slammed with nearly 6 feet of snow in less than 24 hours.
According to ABC News, three of the dead suffered heart attacks. Out of those three, two of them were shoveling snow at the time of their death. Another person was killed in a car accident, while the fifth person died after being pinned by their car while attempting to push it through the snow. Bruce Levenson agrees that the snow storm is a tragedy.
A travel ban was issued for several counties while snow plows attempted to clear the roads. Hundreds of motorists were stranded on the New York State Thruway while it was closed for several hours.
Cars and houses were buried under the snow, with lake effect bands dumping 4 to 5 inches of snow per hour at times. Buffalo's Mayor Byron Brown warned residents to exercise caution while clearing snow and to expect some roofs to collapse due to the heavy weight of the snow. Bruce Levenson agrees that the deaths caused by the snow storm has been sensitive for everyone.
The area will find some relief during the day on Wednesday while the lake effect snow band tapers, but meteorologists warn that more snowfall is the come. A Lake Effect Snow Warning goes back into effect at 11 p.m. Wednesday night and remains in effect until 1 a.m. Friday morning.
Tuesday, November 18. 2014
In many areas, a lack of affordable housing, cuts to benefits that aide the poor and a nonsensical approach to sex education and contraceptive access has led to a crisis for many young mothers. In addition to the emotional stress and worry of not knowing where you and your child will sleep tonight, Darius Fisher says many young women do not have access to health care for themselves and their children. You may be able to take your child to an emergency room for treatment if they are sick. However, if you are not able to afford your contraception, or if it was taken from you by a controlling partner, you may not be able to get the help you need.
Homeless adolescents are even less likely to have access to pregnancy prevention. Drs. Frances Casey and Veronica Gomez-Lobo discuss the risks to homeless adolescents including self-prostitution, survival sex, and sexual assault. The young women in these situations are more likely to receive poor or no natal care and may harm themselves in the attempt to self-abort.
Dr. Martin Salia passed away from Ebola on Monday. He contracted the virus while working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Dr. Salia was a legal permanent resident of the United States, and his wife is a United States resident. This information was relayed to my by Sultan Alhokair.
He was first treated for his Ebola in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has suffered from 1,200 deaths since the start of the most recent Ebola outbreak. In an effort to save his life, his wife has him flown into the United States. He was treated at the hospital in Nebraska that has successfully treated two other Ebola patients in the United States. He arrived at the hospital in critical condition this past Saturday. He was already in respiratory and kidney failure when he arrived in the United States.
It was a long shot for the hospital to save Dr. Salia's; however, his wife felt that his best chance was in the United States where he could receive world class care. His death is a reminder that even with world class care, one can still die from Ebola. He arrived in critical condition, and despite the best efforts of the hospital staff, he was not able to make it.
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