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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005

A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not a statistically significant sample.

If this surgical procedure is as successful in large-scale studies, it may lead the way for the use of robotic surgery in even more delicate procedures, such as heart surgery. Note that this is not a fully automated system, as a human doctor controls the operation via remote control. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a treatment for obesity.

There were concerns that doctors, in the future, might only be trained in the remote control procedure. Ronald G. Latimer, M.D., of Santa Barbara, CA, warned “The fact that surgeons may have to open the patient or might actually need to revert to standard laparoscopic techniques demands that this basic training be a requirement before a robot is purchased. Robots do malfunction, so a backup system is imperative. We should not be seduced to buy this instrument to train surgeons if they are not able to do the primary operations themselves.”

There are precedents for just such a problem occurring. A previous “new technology”, the electrocardiogram (ECG), has lead to a lack of basic education on the older technology, the stethoscope. As a result, many heart conditions now go undiagnosed, especially in children and others who rarely undergo an ECG procedure.

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Choose Grand Canyon Helicopters For A Memorable Vacation}

Submitted by: Rhegie Taylor

There are many exiting ways to see the Grand Canyon, but none quite as amazing as the experience you get on a helicopter tour. When you choose a tour to the Grand Canyon helicopters give you the ability to see all of the wonderful sights and landscapes that this national park has to offer. Seeing some of the best views in the country, from such incredible heights, is one of the most memorable experiences that you can have.

Whether you are searching for an amazing adventure to experience on your family vacation, or you’re looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate a special occasion, this can provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. There is no experience quite like this. No matter what the occasion is, it is sure to be one that you will remember.

You can choose between a half day adventure, or a full day. This will depend entirely on the amount of time you want to spend in the park, and what you want to do when you’re there. Choosing the right option for your trip will be different for each group, and the different needs of the people involved.

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Some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world can be seen here. The colors and landscapes vary greatly from one side of this park to the next, and this is the fastest way to see them all. From the South Rim to Dragoon Corridor, you can see it all in the best way possible.

Seeing views that you would otherwise not be able too is one of the major advantages of seeing the canyon by helicopter. A large amount of this park is simply not accessible by land, meaning that you will only be able to see a small portion of it when you choose to drive rather than fly. The view you will see by air is a unique and memorable experience.

Tours are available leaving from Las Vegas, Nevada and Grand Canyon National Park. This gives you the flexibility to book your tour depending on where you are. You can take a detour from your Las Vegas vacation, or leave directly from the park itself, whichever fits into your schedule.

Costs will range from about 150 to 600 dollars, depending on a number of different factors. The things that you want to see and do while you’re there, and how long you want to spend in the park, will both contribute greatly to the amount you can expect to pay. Each trip is different, so it is best to book far enough in advance, to ensure you are getting the best price for the things that you want to do.

The greatest vacation you will ever experience could be right in front of you. For adults and children alike, there is no experience quite like the one you will have on a vacation like this. Once you have enjoyed your day in the park, you will have the wonderful memories to keep with you for a life time.

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Leaked cables cause Australian concern

Friday, December 10, 2010

Leaked diplomatic cables between Australia and the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, have raised controversy in the Australian community. The documents were released by the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks. The cables between the then prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, and the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, revealed that China may need to be forced to integrate into the international community. The secret documents also contained information of a conversation between Clinton and Rudd in Washington. In the interview, Rudd stated that China was “paranoid” about Taiwan and Tibet.

The sensitive documents may place a strain on diplomatic relations between Australia and China. Despite this, Kevin Rudd reassured the public that the “robust” relationship between Australia and China wouldn’t sustain any substantial damage to the relations between the two countries. At this stage, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has provided no further comment on the matter, other than to ensure that the relationship between China and Australia would allow opinions to be expressed without any threat to either side.

At the heart of the leaks is Australian founder, Julian Assange. Wikileaks have now released 821 of their promised 251,287 US diplomatic cables. The cables are being released on a stage-by-stage basis. Earlier this week, Assange was arrested on suspicion of rape in London under a Swedish arrest warrant placed on him from a court in Stockholm on November 18.

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New method of displaying time patented

Saturday, October 14, 2006

An American inventor has patented a pair of new time formats with a footprint less than 50% of that of conventional four-digit time. The more unusual of the two new formats, called “TWELV”, dispenses with numerals altogether. In place of clock hands or digits, the new clock uses color to convey the hour and a moon image to convey the minute, which moon slowly grows throughout the course of an hour from a narrow crescent to a full-fledged circle.

The second and more approachable of the new formats retains numerical digits to indicate the minute but uses colors to convey the hour.

Early critics question whether the aesthetic benefits of the moon-clock will be sufficient to encourage users to learn the color-based time-telling system. However, the size advantages of the new system may make it particularly suitable for mobile applications, particularly cell phones, wearable computers, and head-mounted displays.

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18
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Why You Should Hire The Best Dress Maker In Houston

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byAlma Abell

Are you looking for the best dress maker in Houston? Do you want to get the best quality dress make within your timeline? Then you need to consider certain things. A nice dress says a lot about you. It presents your personality in the way that you desire. Many people will remember you many years after meeting you by the dress that you wear in your first meeting. Regardless of the occasion that you are attending, it is important that you have a good dress on.

Maybe you have an upcoming wedding. Perhaps, it is your graduation or anniversary. In any special occasion in your life, a perfect dress can make your day the best and most memorable both for you and your peers. Even if it is your first day at your new workplace, a nice dress will say a lot about you. As such, it is crucial that you wear your best dress when attending any of your special events or occasions.

The person who makes a dress for you will greatly determine how it looks. Today, there are many dress makers in Houston. Although most of them claim to be the best among other dress makers, it is crucial that you look the best of them all. In every competition there is one person who beats the rest. Similarly, in Houston there is a dress maker who is the best among the rest. Look for that dress maker and then ask them to make your dress.

A good dress maker in Houston is determined to give you a perfect dress. They do everything possible to ensure that you get what you pay for. When paying a dress maker you have expectations on the kind of dress that they should deliver. Good dress makers will never disappoint you. They do everything possible to meet your needs in every way.

Perhaps, you saw a dress in a movie and you want yours to be designed just like that. Maybe you have a friend who has a dress in a particular design and you want yours to be designed that way. This is what you get when you find the best dress maker. Best dress makers are experts who pay close attention to specific needs of their customers or clients.

Thus, you are assured of getting a custom-made dress once you contact them and give them your specifications for the dress that you want them to make for you.

With services of the best dress maker in Houston, you are assured of getting the most stunning dress and best value of your money. Visit Agtailors.com for more information.

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California releases search warrant for Wells Fargo bank on identity theft

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The California Department of Justice on Wednesday released the warrant and affidavit of a criminal investigation of the Wells Fargo bank. The State of California served the warrant on October 5 to search the San Francisco headquarters of Wells Fargo for felonious activities related to identity theft.

The warrant said property to be seized at the bank’s San Francisco headquarters was related to the unauthorized creation of accounts by Wells Fargo employees including the names of individuals for the accounts; account information and fees; the names of employees and their managers who created accounts without the consent of the Wells Fargo customers in question; and all communications including emails referencing the unauthorised accounts.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s criminal probe is part of an increasing list of officials nationwide questioning the business practices of Wells Fargo such as California State Treasurer John Chiang who announced a one-year suspension of State investment with the bank on September 28; Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs followed suit with a year-long ban on October 3; and Democratic United States Senators Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who wrote to the U.S. Security Exchanges Commission (SEC) suggesting investigation on September 29.

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Facebook down for “upgrades”; multiple blogs suggest site was hacked

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Popular social networking website Facebook went down for unknown upgrades, possibly to circumvent multiple holes that were published in a white paper earlier. From roughly 1:00 to 4:15 pm ET, users reported the site was down.

Blogs have speculated it may be simply a server upgrade, or it may be new features. One web development blogger has even raised the theory that the site was hacked, with the login box showing multiple random email addresses, through “<input>” coding. Another user replied to this posting, saying that they were even able to read the other, random user’s inbox. Both a blogger who works at a computing company’s office in Johannesburg, South Africa and a Norwegian news outlet reported similar troubles. Many blogs received comments from people with similar circumstances, worldwide.

A white paper by Adrienne Felt, posted on July 27, 2007, explained step-by-step how to use an exploit to hijack a user’s account. The white paper was then partially censored by the author, until the vulnerability has been fixed by Facebook. Regardless of whether the change was prompted by this paper, both the XSS hole and problem with forms described by the author were fixed during the upgrade.

The site read “We’re upgrading. We’ll be back soon.” with no further explanation.

This is the first known global outage for the site.

This comes as a rival site, ConnectU, has filed a lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing the idea and the code. The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.

Also on Wednesday, the Black Hat Briefings computer security conference begins. The conference unites people from “government agencies and global corporations with the underground’s most respected hackers.”

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with independent candidate Charles de Kerckhove, St. Paul’s

Monday, October 1, 2007

Charles de Kerckhove is running as an independent in the Ontario provincial election, in the riding of St. Paul’s. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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UEFA Euro 2016, day 8: Italy-Sweden, Czech Republic-Croatia, Spain-Turkey

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Yesterday in UEFA Euro 2016, Italy defeated Sweden 1–0 and assured their advancement to the knock-out stage. Croatia vs Czech Republic resulted in a 2–2 draw and Spain defeated Turkey 3–0 as Álvaro Morata scored twice. Spectators from the Croatian end threw flares before the final whistle.

Italy faced Sweden in the first match of the day. Sweden led in terms of ball possession but, in the 88th minute, Éder scored for Italy. Italian captain Gianluigi Buffon was yellow carded in injury time as he delayed a goal-kick. Italy numerically assured their advancement to the knock-out stage by winning this game.

Croatia were 1–0 up at half time as Ivan Periši? scored in the 37th minute. FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakiti? scored a second goal for Croatia chipping the ball over Petr ?ech just before the one hour mark. Later, Milan Škoda scored from a header in the 76th minute for the Czechs. The match seemed to being inching towards a 2–1 victory for Croatia but Czech Republic won a penalty and Tomáš Necid equalised late in the match, having replaced Jaroslav Plašil.

In the 86th minute, spectators threw flares on the ground and delayed the game by five minutes. A hearing is scheduled to take place today.

Later, Davor Šuker, president of the Croatian Football Federation, said, “We will seek the help of the French police [to investigate] […] Something is rotten in our country, and this […] deserves zero tolerance.” ((hr))Croatian language: ?Tražit ?emo od francuske policije pomo? našem sudstvu, da se vidi tko baca baklje […] Nešto je trulo kod nas, a ovo ostalo zaslužuje nultu toleranciju.

Turkish captain Arda Turan faced his FC Barcelona teammate Andrés Iniesta as Turkey took on Spain. Spanish captain Sergio Ramos was booked in the opening moments of the game. Just after the half-hour mark, Nolito assisted Álvaro Morata, who scored a header. Three minutes later, Nolito scored the second goal of the match. Three minutes after half time, Morata scored from Jordi Alba’s pass.

Spain won the game 3–0 and qualified for the Last 16 knockout phase.

David de Gea maintained a clean sheet for his first five international appearances and set a new world record breaking the previous record of Gordon Banks.

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