Tuesday, June 25, 2013

If I were God











by F Guzzardi

Today strangely and without any of particular celebration (maybe for the sultry heat of New York), I is reminded of an old song by Giorgio Gaber. I just want to share it with the most young people, that you may not remember or were not born yet. I entrust it without any particular comment because `it is one of those texts that we reconcile with art and a glimpse of a glimmer of light in the middle of  these years almost completely devoid of any 
 subversive, intellectual activity.



Giorgio Gaber (from If I were God, 1980)

If I were God (And I might be so, otherwise I do not see who!)
If I were God,I would scrub the crafty ways of the people:
I would not be not an amateur!I would be ever present.
I would be really everywhere to spy , even better, to criticize, in fact ...what people do.
For example, the petty bourgeois how boring!Never commits major sins!It's never intensely sinful!
Moreover, poor fellow, is too miserable and petty and, knowing that God is more accurate than a Sweda,he thinks that the error is not the little one accounts or do not see it.
For this if I were God I would prefer the past century,if I were God I would regret the ancient fury,where you hated him, and then he loved,and killed the enemy!
But I'm not yet in the kingdom of heaven,are too caught up in your debacles.
If I were God,I would not be so fool to believe only to the beats of the heart or just the stills of reason.
If I were God,I would certainly be very full and very detached as you should be you!If I were God,I would not have to saving : 
I would have done a better man.Yes Oh well ', I admit I came so well,and that is why, to preach the right,I occasionally send someone down,but then people like to interpret and even more mess!If I were God,I would not have made mistakes of my son on love and charity
I would have explained a little 'better!In fact, it's not normal that a mere mortal for bullshit like compassion and hunger in India,which has so much love to reserves that even if the dream!
That is to say:"But how can he be so after carrion?
"If I were God I would not be reduced as you and if I was sure I would die for something important!
Unfortunately, the chance of dying nicely not always happen and even the most extreme adventurer dies where it can happen and not so convinced.If I were God I would do what I want,I would not be certain permissive
beating my son,I'd be stern and just,cursing  the British as I was asked,and if I could also Africa and Asia and then the Americans and the Russians;
I beating militancy as mescalin and could slap the Voltaire disciples  , thieves, fools and bigots:
because God is violent!
And the blows of God stick to the wall all!
But I'm not yet in the kingdom of heaven,are too caught up in your debacles ..
So far we joked,but it turns out that one sooner or later we seize taste and, under the guise of God,brings out everything that seems right.And you, girl, you tell me that is not true,that the middle class is just a little 'jerk,that man is just a thug, a scoundrel,a pig in every sense, a rogue and has also attempted to rape his daughter ...
I invented as God, as God fictitious,I take courage and I shoot my judgment and I say, "Let's hope your father get shot in the ass dear daughter! "so for newspapers becomes a good family man.If I were God,I cursing  really journalists and especially ... everyone.
They certainly are not good people and where seize, seize always good.Fellow journalists, you have too much thirst and do not know to take advantage of the freedoms that you have:you still have the freedom to think,but what you do not and in exchange you claim the freedom to write,and photograph images ingenious and interesting,Presidents of solidarity and weeping mothers.
And in this Italian full of  dismays you are brave, you who throw with out trembling a moment!
Cannibals, necrophiliacs, De Amicis and cunning,and one would just pleased!
You will throw the human disaster with the taste of the tear in the foreground!Yes Oh well ', I admit it:the disappearance of the paper and printing perhaps it would be a folly ...but 
if I were God the face of such deficiency I would not have the superstition of democracy!
But I am not yet the kingdom of heaven,are too caught up in your debacles ...
If I were God of course I would close my mouth to so many people:the kingdom of heaven do not want ministers and party people between the balls,because politics is lousy and is bad for your skin!And everyone who gets this game,then that is a play of forces, repulsive and contagious such as leprosy and typhoid ...
And everyone who gets this game Who have some faces that see them suck,they are greasy Democrats or gray companions of Picci. They were born just ugly or, at least, also end.
If I were God,from the top of my throne I would see that politics is a profession like any other and I would say, I think Plato,that the political philosopher is always less and increasingly jerk;is an all-round man that never slips look inside the world,that slides on the words even when it seems ... or does not want it.
Companion radical(The word "comrade" do not know who gave it to you,but basically you're okay,so now is disqualified)radical comrade,rider of each tiger, smart man  you move just fine in this mess and while on the one hand you shoot a bit 'random and on the other they fill the jails of people who do not do with a cock ...
Radical comrade,well you take care of civil rights and idiocy that makes democracy and prepare ourselves well another referendum this time to know here do the dogs have to pee!Socialist comrades,but yes you too, insinuating, smart and round!Socialist comrades,with your carefree alliances Right, left, center,updated with your men,new and old out of there! ...Socialist comrades, come forward that this is the year of the red carnation and only rising!Step forward with the myth of progress and with your crappy ambiguity!Give thanks to the rampant stupidity!
But I'm not yet in the kingdom of heaven,are too caught up in your debacles ...
If I were God,I would not own more patience,invent a new moral and would sound the trumpets for the Last Judgement!You will say: "Why is it so partial my personal Judgement?Why not play my trumpets for the bombings, kidnappings, young drug addicts and bombs? ".Why not appeared yet the other side of the coin.I like God, is not that I do not want.I like God, I do not say that they are certain non-judgment 
or even, as he says those who are afraid, the unmentionable!But as a man, as I am, and I was,I spoke to us, mere mortals:those others do not understand them, I fear,I do not look the same.Them I can only say that the masses were able to obtain pity the fool to the policeman.Them I can only say I have taken away the taste to be pissed off personally.I as a man I can only say what I feel,that is, only the image of the great loss.
But if I were God I would also be invulnerable and perfect,then you would not be afraid at all,so I could scream, shout and without restraint which is a piece of crap,that the "Brigate Rosse" militants have come straight to the madness!That's the difference between us and "the unspeakable"I can talk to us because they know who we are and perhaps do more crap that fear.But the face of terrorism or those who are killed there is only dismay.But if I were God,I would not be fooled by this shock and in relation to political I  would be as severe as in the beginning,because God the martyrs they did not ever change his judgment.And if my God that is still too passionate,makes him rage shooter,the anger is also that a politician whatever
if he shot a RB,becomes the only statesman!If I were God,the God whose I need like a mirage,
I still have the courage to keep on saying"Aldo Moro along with all the Christian  democracy is responsible for more than thirty years of Italian gangrene.
"If I were God,a God unconscious enormously wise,I would even dare to go straight to jail,but I would say that Aldo Moro remains that face that was!But in the end all this is stupid because, logically ...if I were God,I would rather see the earth from a distance and perhaps would not make it to get heated  in this battle daily.
If I were God,I do not interested of hatred or revenge, nor of forgiveness because the distance is the only revenge is the only forgiveness!And then it turns out that if I were God,I would withdraw in the country ideas I did ...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

FG 6/25/2013


Scallop, Oyster, Kombu and Milk Foam

Photo courtesy of: Skinny Bib


The 2013 Top Restaurants In Europe


NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opinionated About Dining (OAD) released today its annual Top 100 European Restaurants for 2013 list. The list is based upon the opinions of food bloggers and diners who travel regularly in an effort to visit the world's best restaurants. More than 3,500 people contributed over 110,000 reviews toward this year's results……reade more

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Robert Kennedy Criticizes Privatization of Water at World Environment Forum


SAO PAULO, June 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Privatization is currently the most troubling issue we face in relation to water. That is the opinion of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an activist and attorney specializing in environmental law who took part in the World Environmental Forum organized by LIDE – Grupo de Lideres Empresariais [Group of Business Leaders], in Foz do Iguacu.
"Water ought to be a right for all human beings," asserts Kennedy. He believes that free market capitalism is the best solution, but it must be managed with a social interest, otherwise future generations will have to pay for our mistakes and excesses. And he insists: "We should encourage a more rational use of water, but we cannot restrict the use of water by the poorest people through pricing."  ....reade  more

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 84th annual League of United Latin American Citizens convention,Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Las Vegas. Biden stressed the importance of maintaining efforts to pass immigration reform in Congress this summer. Statement by Federation for American Immigration  Reform (FAIR) on Corker-Hoeven Amendment to Gang of Eight Immigration Bill

"The amendment offered by Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) offers promises of future border enforcement, while guaranteeing amnesty for illegal aliens immediately. Illegal aliens would gain irrevocable Registered Provisional Immigrant status whether or not the border enforcement promises in the amendment are ever kept.... reade more







Statement by Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) on Corker-Hoeven Amendment to Gang of Eight Immigration Bill

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 84th annual League of United Latin American Citizens convention,Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Las Vegas. Biden stressed the importance of maintaining efforts to pass immigration reform in Congress this summer.



WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), issued the following statement about the Corker-Hoeven amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill, S.744:
"The amendment offered by Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) offers promises of future border enforcement, while guaranteeing amnesty for illegal aliens immediately. Illegal aliens would gain irrevocable Registered Provisional Immigrant status whether or not the border enforcement promises in the amendment are ever kept.
"The amendment does nothing to address the significant problem of people who overstay visas and, in fact, weakens existing laws requiring the collection of biometric data on all people departing the United States via air, sea and land ports. Moreover, by Sen. Corker's own admission, the amendment he is offering fails to address concerns about interior enforcement of immigration laws.
"The Corker-Hoeven amendment includes no metrics to measure if the taxpayers' money is being spent effectively and that our borders actually are secure.  Moreover, while Congress is making lofty promises about a fence and Border Patrol agents now, there is ample time for Congress to de-fund all of these promises, leaving Americans with only the amnesty.
"The Corker-Hoeven amendment is nothing more than a fig leaf designed to convince the American people that our immigration laws will be enforced in the future in exchange for granting amnesty to illegal aliens now. There is little in this amendment that should give the American people confidence that a new surge of illegal immigration will not occur over the next decade.
"The American people have been deceived too many times to believe the empty rhetoric of those who falsely claim that this legislation is tough on enforcement. It simply isn't, and there is little reason to believe that even the watered-down enforcement promised by the Corker-Hoeven amendment will be delivered.
"The Corker-Hoeven amendment simply puts some very expensive lipstick on a pig. S.744 will deliver amnesty to the people who broke our laws, it will deliver huge increases in foreign labor for business interests, but it will do nothing to protect the interests and security of the American people."
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a national, nonprofit, public-interest, membership organization of concerned citizens who share a common belief that our nation's immigration policies must be reformed to serve the national interest.
Visit FAIR's website at www.fairus.org.
SOURCE Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

The 2013 Top Restaurants In Europe


Scallop, Oyster, Kombu and Milk Foam

Photo courtesy of: Skinny Bib



NEW YORKJune 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opinionated About Dining (OAD) released today its annual Top 100 European Restaurants for 2013 list. The list is based upon the opinions of food bloggers and diners who travel regularly in an effort to visit the world's best restaurants. More than 3,500 people contributed over 110,000 reviews toward this year's results.
The OAD approach to rating restaurants relies on tapping into the experience and opinions from diners who are passionate about where they eat, and are able to describe how strongly they would recommend a restaurant and why. In describing what makes the list different, OAD founder, Steve Plotnicki, says "Other lists typically base results on the opinion of journalists and other food professionals. I started OAD to give a voice to bloggers and other avid dining hobbyists." Adding that, "It isn't unusual for our top reviewers to eat between 100-150 meals at restaurants around the world every year, for no other reason than to experience the vast pleasures that these dining experiences offer."
Shrimp from Dénia 
Photo courtesy of: Spanish Hipster

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Restaurant Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

2.
Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

3.
Troigros, Roanne, France

4.
L'Arpege, Paris, France

5.
In de Wulf, Dranouter, Belgium

6.
Fat Duck, Bray, United Kingdom

7.
Oud Sluis, Sluis, Netherlands

8.
Astrance, Paris, France

9.
Amador, Mannheim, Germany

10.
Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France
The list will be celebrated on June 17 at Saturne restaurant in Paris. Asked why he chose Paris, Plotnicki commented, "While almost every country in Europe can now boast about having a top restaurant within its borders, France remains the epicenter of the culinary world."
Restaurants from 11 different European countries are on the list including France with 37; Italy with 16; Spain with 13; Belgium,Germany and the United Kingdom, each with 8; Denmark with 4; Sweden with 3; The Netherlands with 2, and Austria andFinland, each with 1. 
New establishments to this year's list include: Faviken, Jarpen, Sweden (18); 41 Degrees Experience, Barcelona, Spain (19); Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy (25); La Marine, Noirmoutier-en-Ile, France (26); Le Grenouillere, Montreuil-sur-Mer, France (29), and Restaurant Franzen, Stockholm, Sweden (36).
A slideshow showcasing the full list, review, and photo is available at:
http://2013.opinionatedaboutdining.com/europe-850_en.html.

Robert Kennedy Criticizes Privatization of Water at World Environment Forum

 

SAO PAULO, June 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Privatization is currently the most troubling issue we face in relation to water. That is the opinion of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an activist and attorney specializing in environmental law who took part in the World Environmental Forum organized by LIDE – Grupo de Lideres Empresariais [Group of Business Leaders], in Foz do Iguacu.

"Water ought to be a right for all human beings," asserts Kennedy. He believes that free market capitalism is the best solution, but it must be managed with a social interest, otherwise future generations will have to pay for our mistakes and excesses. And he insists: "We should encourage a more rational use of water, but we cannot restrict the use of water by the poorest people through pricing."  
Kennedy cited the example of Cochabamba, Bolivia, a country where water was privatized in such a way that people were dying from lack of access to it.  The revolt was so great that the French and American companies managing the city's water supply were forced to leave the country.  Another example occurred during the Pinochet regime in Chile, when the dictator "sold" all of the rivers to the company Endesa. The company was sold to Spanish investors, and now, according to Kennedy, foreign speculators own all of the country's water.  The same thing happened with the forests.  He believes that there is no real democracy in Chile because it has no autonomous control over its natural resources.
He explains that coal is one of the worst polluters of the environment in the United States, and that it is necessary to replace this source of energy as fast as possible, but there are three obstacles: the existing subsidies for the oil industry, the lack of a system for new energy networks, and of effective mechanisms for penalizing those who waste resources.  
Kennedy has been called one of the "Heroes of the Planet" by Time magazine for his contributions in the fight to rescue the Hudson River in New York, and for taking part in demonstrations against an oil pipeline with a group of environmentalists in front of the White House. He is the son of the late U.S. SenatorRobert F. Kennedy and nephew of the late President, John F. Kennedy, and the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PAINTER ARTIST

SWMONIKA
  
THE OBSESSIONAL CLARITY IS  FIREWORKS OF HYPER-REAL GESTURE 



by F Guzzardi

After working on creating an advertising agencySWMonika retires for to live in the world of painting.
In his Paris studioit sharpens his brushes alone, without master or study  in the distinctive designs what the hyperrealism . When it begins to master this techniqueshe discovers that her powers of observation has led naturally in furrows by the MastersVan EyckJacques Louis David, Henri Cadiou, Jacques Poirier, etc..
His discovery leads him further to hyperrealism, when "is emerges from the background to give form," as she says.
She met at the time an organizer of exhibitions that will push to participate in an event that will be held in Versailles during the exhibition of contemporary artistsFollowed by a second exposure to La Baulein the same frame.

SWMonika leaves Paris for  the Switzerland, where she worked on several series: walls, fences, utility objects, stuffed animals, always treated close-up.

She says find an attraction to this expressionby approaching closer.

In this time, SWMonika working on a series she calls "The winner gestureto translate the enormous ability to concentrate high-level athletesShe returned to Paris for two years and presents the series in the Secretariat of State for Youth and Sport.
Now based in the Cevennes, SWMonika persevere in the treatment of the subject (living or inanimate),  the close-up.



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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Kazakhstan Host International Forum to Discuss "Future Energy"

by F Guzzardi

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, June 11, 2013   Oil-rich Kazakhstan is taking a lead in steering Central Asian region in becoming a pioneer in alternative energy resources. Kazakhstan government, led by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has committed itself to launch an unprecedented challenging campaign to go green to reap the benefits of renewable energy in the coming years.More than 800 delegates from over 35 countries are slated to descend in capital Astana on October 8-9, 2013 to take part in the VIIIth edition of KAZENERGY Forum that would discuss "Future Energy- Eurasian Prospects." Besides some heads of states and leading politicians, senior experts from the field of energy, gas, oil and renewable energy will take part in the two-day meeting. The vision, strategy and key approaches towards Future Energy would be discussed during the conclave.

Benefits, risks and prospects of the Future Energy will also be discussed at the Forum.

The international meeting would be hosted by KAZENERGY, an association of more than 50 major national and international energy companies including production, processing, transportation, and service companies as well as those of power and nuclear industry. The Association aspires to promote the sustainable development of the oil-gas and power industry in Kazakhstan.

The meeting will host deliberation between the participants on the future of hydrocarbon resources and how to meet the goals of attaining energy through non-conventional resources. Kazakhstan is leaving its imprint on the global issue of sustainable energy as the KAZENERGY Forum continues to grow out of its national format into an event that establishes its importance on the international scale.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has already unveiled a vision 2050 plan that aims at putting Kazakhstanin the top 30 competitive nations in the world. The nation has already launched an ambitious Green Bridge initiative under which it plans to produce 600 megawatts through non-conventional resources in the next couple of years to coincide with the hosting of EXPO-2017. The Green Bridge initiative has already received the support of the international community at the UN's Rio +20 Summit and the backing of countries making up three-quarters of the world's population. Major foreign investors including the European Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and partner governments have expressed an interest in taking part.

Prime Minister of Australia Johan Howard, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder, Prime Minister of SpainJose Maria Aznar and President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski are among the leading dignitaries that have participated in previous editions of the KAZENERGY Forum.

The Chairman of KAZENERGY, Timur Kulibayev said, "The Forum contributes more effective cooperation of industrialized and producing nations and it facilitates the development of mutual understanding and international partnership."

According to Kazakhstan Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, "KAZENERGY Forum is becoming a recognized international dialogue platform for discussing the most sensitive issues facing national and global energy issues."
On the sidelines of the two-day event, KAZENERGY Youth Forum will be held in which youth of the nation will hold constructive negotiations concerning the upcoming challenges in the Energy sector in the coming years.

For further details, please contact
KAZENERGY Press-Service
Bauyrzhan Altynbekov
+77172790181, 790199

Friday, June 14, 2013

First Baby Born in Scotland Using New Ground-Breaking IVF Technology

GLASGOW, Scotland, June 14, 2013 
Baby Eva named after the test that gave her life






by F Guzzardi



















The Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine (GCRM) one of the UK's most innovative IVF clinics, announces the birth of the first baby to be born in Scotland using a ground-breaking new approach to IVF, The 'Early Embryo Viability Assessment' (Eeva) test, that improves embryo selection.
Scotland is welcoming Baby Eva today, the world's first baby to be born and named by her parents after the new Eeva test. Eva was born on 11 June following Susan Walker-Dempster and David Dempster hardship of trying to build a family together. Susan and David chose to have the Eeva test at the GCRM to increase their chances of IVF success. The new mother, Susan said "we wanted every chance to be successful, so we chose Eeva"
The Eeva test uses unique predictive software in combination with a time-lapse analysis technique to automatically analyse embryo development against scientifically and clinically validated cell-division parameters. The test aids embryologists in selecting the most viable embryos for transfer, potentially increasing the chances of a successful IVF cycle.
Scientist Professor Richard Fleming at GCRM said: "We are very proud to be among the first clinics in the world to announce this news as it demonstrates how successful this new technology can be in enabling couples to have a higher chance of conceiving a baby with IVF. GCRM has always strived to be one of the leading IVF Centres in Europe, offering couples the latest innovations with the best possible outcomes.  The Eeva test is the practical end point of good quality research and is the start of a new chapter in the evolution of IVF."
"We are delighted to hear the news of this successful birth and wish the family the very best. " said Lissa Goldenstein, president and CEO of Auxogyn Inc "The Eeva test has been developed to give IVF clinicians objective information about the embryo and provide insight into its growth potential. With more couples choosing to use Eeva, we are looking forward to many more births like Baby Eva today."
About IVF
Infertility affects one out of every 7 couples in the United Kingdom. The demand for assisted reproduction tools and procedures is growing worldwide . This growth is occurring despite the significant cost per IVF cycle and the low success rate, with approximately one-third of cycles resulting in a live birth. This necessitates the transfer of multiple embryos and/or conducting multiple cycles, leading to greater physical, emotional, practical and financial costs, before determining if pregnancy can be achieved.
About GCRM
GCRM is a member of the 'Academic Reproductive Partnership' (ARP). ARP was formed by the merger of a number of the UK's leading fertility clinics. The partnership is currently the largest single provider of NHS and private IVF services in the UK.
GCRM provides patients with access to the very latest fertility treatment techniques. Patients also benefit from the sharing of best practice and scientific resources by teams across the UK who are at the pinnacle of the assisted reproduction sector. Please visit  http://www.gcrm.co.uk   for more information.
About the Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva) Test
The Eeva test provides IVF clinicians with predictive information about the embryo's development potential to help improve embryo selection. Eeva's proprietary software automatically analyzes embryo development against scientifically and clinically validated cell-division parameters conceived by researchers at Stanford University in the US. With results from the Eeva test, IVF teams now have predictive and objective information to combine morphological assessment to help improve the embryo selection decision. The Eeva Test was validated in a prospective, multi-centre, 54-patient clinical trial with 758 embryos. Embryologists using Eeva were significantly able to improve their ability to identify non-viable embryos relative to traditional methods alone. Additionally, Eeva was able to increase the consistency of embryo assessment across embryologists. Results of this study were presented in July 2012 at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Annual Meeting and published by Conaghan et al in Fertility and Sterility, May 2013.
Eeva is currently CE Marked and available for use in the EU and is pending FDA clearance in the  United States . For a full list of clinics offering the Eeva test please visit  http://www.eevaivf.com   or follow us on Twitter @EevaIVF.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Free Online Cancer Encyclopedia for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer


 

 by F Guzzardi

OSLO, Norway, June 13, 2013/ http://www.Oncolex.org is a non-profit, online cancer resource, providing updated and detailed information on cancer care for health care providers worldwide. As a web-site in continual progress, sourced directly from acclaimed medical specialists, Oncolex keeps track of novel procedures and technology transforming the field of cancer diagnostics and treatment. Diagnosis, treatment procedures and follow-up care for each cancer type is thoroughly explained by use of text, illustrations, animations, photos and video footage. Norwegians have used Oncolex since 2006, and this unique resource is now available in English.
Oliver Bogler, Professor Neurosurgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center states: "MD Anderson is thrilled to be collaborating with our partners at Oslo University Hospital on editing the content in Oncolex. We are proud to be a part of this leading contribution to the new generation of cancer resources, and excited about the possibilities it offers for educating cancer professionals around the world."

Oncolex contains theoretical and practical information for treatment of the various forms of cancer, including descriptions of procedures within diagnostics, prognostics, surgery, drugs and radiation therapies. All types of cancer are covered, explaining ways of diagnosing cancer, as well as determining the stage and possible spreading of the cancerous growth. Details such as surgical instruments used and cell level histological analyses are also described.
Oncolex presents its visitors with a complete tutorial to understand the intricacies of cancer care. Videos from operation theatres provide unique tutorials for surgeons treating cancer patients as well as medical students in training.
Customizable search options are available, so users may filter out information such as surgical procedures or radiation therapy.

Few hospitals and medical centers have cancer specialists on site. Oncolex acts as an accessible resource for health care providers in need of specialized information when treating and informing their cancer patients.
Many cancer patients or their loved ones seek information online. Unfortunately the internet provides both valid and invalid information. Oncolex is constantly revised and reviewed, ensuring up-to-date information.

More than 100 cancer specialists from the Norwegian Radium Hospital at Oslo University Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have contributed to the content of Oncolex. They are acclaimed and acknowledged clinicians with many years' experience in cancer treatment, surgery, patient follow-up and medical research.
http://www.oncolex.org
http://www3.mdanderson.org/streams/FullVideoPlayer.cfm?%78ml=cfg%2FOncolex
Contact:
Editor-in-chief
Havard Danielsen
h.e.danielsen@medisin.uio.no( mailto:h.e.danielsen@medisin.uio.no )
Tel +47-2293-5617
SOURCE Oslo Universitetssykehus


Au revoir Paris! Geneva has most expensive club sandwich

 




 by F Guzzardi

 
TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The City of Light is no longer the most expensive city in the world to order a club sandwich, having lost the top spot to Swiss city, Geneva. Travellers craving this classic menu staple of a chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich can now enjoy it for the average price of $31.34 according to the travel experts at  Used as a barometer of affordability, the  Club Sandwich Index (CSI) provides travellers with an indication of the cost of living that comes with travel in popular cities around the world.
The CSI average price is calculated from the real prices paid by guests for a Club Sandwich in 30 hotels in the capital or major tourist city of each country surveyed, across five, four and three-star categories.  In total, 840 hotels globally were part of the index.
This is the second year of the CSI and the current index reflects not only changes in the actual price of a Club Sandwich across the globe but also the effect of currency fluctuations.  The good news for travellers is that, on average, prices are dropping and the Genevan average of $31.34, although higher than any other city featured, is still lower than last year's most expensive, which was $32.64 in Paris.
The most affordable Club Sandwich can be purchased in New Delhi, India for an average price of $9.37, although several other cities also offer the popular sandwich for under $12, including Mexico City ($10.85), Taipei ($11.70) and Bogota ($11.74).
Canadian cities also saw a change in pricing in 2013, with Toronto and Vancouver experiencing price decreases, going from $15.86 to $15.70 and $15.71 to $15.67, on average respectively. Calgary, Montreal and Halifax had increases ranging from 12 cents to upwards of $1, coming in at $14.59, $16.51 and $12.65. East Coast city, Halifax, remained an affordable destination for travellers with prices sitting on the lower end of the scale compared to other popular global cities.
Alison Couper from Hotels.com said: "The Club Sandwich, available on hotel menus across the globe, is the perfect spending barometer, helping tourists factor into their travel plans the everyday cost of simple items such as food and drink.  The price changes when comparing 2013 to 2012 hide a complex story of factors from changes in the local price of basic food items through to currency fluctuations.  The beauty of the CSI is that we are able to offer travellers a simple price comparison to show how far their money may stretch in each country."
The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI) 2013:

Ranking
2013
Country/City Average
Club
Sandwich
Price ($) in
2013
Average
Club
Sandwich
Price ($) in
2012
Ranking 2012
1 Switzerland - Geneva $31.34 $32.12 2
2 France - Paris $28.24 $32.64 1
3 Norway - Oslo $27.49 $30.09 3
4 Sweden - Stockholm $23.79 $21.84 7
5 Denmark - Copenhagen $22.98 $18.61 9
6 Italy - Rome $22.91 $23.89 5
7 Japan - Tokyo $21.30 $27.27 4
8 UK - London $21.24 $18.45 10
9 Australia - Sydney $21.13 $19.49 8
10 Hong Kong $20.38 $18.10 11
11 Finland - Helsinki $20.32 $22.35 6
12 South Korea - Seoul $19.09 $17.82 12
13 USA - New York $18.02 $16.70 15
14 Russia - Moscow $17.36 $16.15 17
15 Netherlands - Amsterdam $17.14 $16.70 16
16 Germany - Berlin $16.39 $17.53 13
17 Singapore $15.87 $14.59 21
18 Canada - Toronto $15.70 $15.86 19
19 Ireland - Dublin $15.50 $15.35 20
20 Spain - Madrid $15.20 $15.83 18
21 Brazil - Rio De Janeiro $14.82 $17.53 14
22 China - Beijing $12.98 $14.28 22
23 Argentina - Buenos Aires $12.23 $10.56 24
24 Thailand - Bangkok $12.15 N/A N/A  
25 Colombia - Bogota $11.74 $13.90 23
26 Taiwan - Taipei $11.70 N/A N/A 
27 Mexico- Mexico City $10.85 $10.05 25
28 India - New Delhi $9.37 $9.44 26