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When it is proper to make a gift, it’s a sure way to win them by your part. I know very well the sensation of acquiring an sudden present. And boy how the relation changes. Not to long ago I got from my parents a watch. Just the perfect gift for me: Relic Watches with a white dial. All that excitement.. It was perfect for casual wear. Few years got by and I am now looking to buy a new gift from a family member.. maybe it will be a watch.
It’s easy to find what someone would like as a gift with the .NET at our disposal. Last year I made an experiment and posted on my twitter this question: “what to buy for my parent for Christmas?”. I still have a list of 20 awesome gifts I want to buy for them. What will be your next gift? A tablet, a watch, a new car?
In March, the state said five of Dr. Parvez Dara’s patients were found to have hepatitis B and that nearly 2,800 patients should get tested for it. There are now 29 positive cases, plus 68 others who tested positive for antibodies but cannot be definitely linked to the outbreak, according to the state Health Department.
The state is aware of nearly 1,400 patients who have been tested so far.
On Aug. 12, state epidemiologist Dr. Christina Tan sent a letter to 2,000 more patients and to patients in the first group who had yet to get tested urging them to do so.
In July, the department responded to an Associated Press open records request by declining to release any information about the test results, citing the ongoing investigation. The department quietly released the test results on its Web site Sept. 1, nearly three weeks after sending out the letter to. Occasionally journalists care to distribute their very own articles.. Some tabloids with particularly powerful resources syndicate their own coverage, such as information, to papers outside their own communities. Examples include the New York Times, with significant resources in every news department, and the defunct Chicago Daily News, which was known for its foreign coverage. A strategy to cover the best content can be seen on various news papers that make a team for article syndication purposes.To my own view, the key is the reader satisfaction.patients.
Health Department spokeswoman Donna Leusner said the investigation is ongoing, but a report was prepared at the request of the Board of Medical Examiners, which suspended Dara’s license in April.
A spokesman for Dara criticized the health department for releasing the test results while the investigation is still open, saying it was a “rush to judgment.”
"There are a number of possible medical reasons that explain why hepatitis B may have developed among patients - particularly those being treated for cancer with chemotherapy," said Dara spokesman Tim White.
Health inspectors visited Dara’s office in March and described conditions there as unsanitary. The inspectors said they found blood on the floor of a room where chemotherapy was administered, blood in a bin where blood vials were stored, unsterile saline and gauze, and open medication vials.
Inspectors also cited problems with cross-contamination of pens, refrigerators and countertops; use of contaminated gloves; and misuse of antiseptics, among other health code violations.
Following the inspection, county health officials sent a March 28 letter to Dara’s patients warning them of the risk and suggesting they be tested for the liver diseases hepatitis B and hepatitis C and for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
"Evidence gathered at this time suggests that since 2002, some clinic staff provided care in a manner that put patients at risk for infection caused by bloodborne viruses, including hepatitis B," the Aug. 12 letter told patients. "The investigation to date suggests that the hepatitis B infections identified may be associated with the method by which medications were administered and procedures performed at the practice."
Dara, originally from Pakistan, has been practicing at his Toms River office for 23 years and has been a licensed oncologist in New Jersey since 1980. He estimated that he saw 45 to 60 patients a day, with about a dozen receiving chemotherapy each day.
LOS ANGELES | Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:24pm EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp took the wraps off a new computing service that allows companies to use its data centers to run their Web applications in a bid to become a player in the “cloud computing” trend.
Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect, said on Monday it will start previewing “Windows Azure,” a platform that allows third-party developers to host, manage, calculate and store data for applications running on the Internet.
"It’s a transformation of our software. It’s a transformation of our strategy," Ozzie said at the Professional Developer’s Conference, Microsoft’s annual gathering of third-party engineers to detail the company’s future plans.
Ozzie, who replaced Bill Gates as Microsoft’s top software guru in 2006, is spearheading the company’s push into cloud computing, a trend that taps into computing power in distant data centers and delivers applications over the Internet.
Traditionally, software has run on a single computer’s hard drive, but as Internet connections became faster and more reliable, companies started to deliver software as an online service by using the computing power of the “cloud,” a network of powerful computer servers accessed over the Web.
The success of Web-based companies such as Google Inc and Salesforce.com Inc in creating online applications competitive with Microsoft has forced the company to embrace a new way of delivering and supporting software.
"We are in the early days of a transformation to services across the industry," said Ozzie at the conference.
Microsoft has worked to add online services elements to most of its traditional software, which required the company to invest billions in building massive data centers with thousands of computer servers and data storage systems.
In an interview, Ozzie said Azure will be profitable when it launches and will eventually generate “a lot” of revenue. He did not offer specifics and said the platform will help its online offerings built on Azure be more profitable.
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Now, Microsoft wants to let other companies rent out its computing power so third-party developers can run applications over the Internet without the need for hefty investments in data centers. It also allows companies the flexibility to increase or decrease computing needs according to demand.
Similar to how its Windows operating system became the main platform for programs on personal computers, Microsoft aims to be the platform of choice for Web applications.
"It’s one of these times that the battleship turns around for Microsoft," said Neil MacDonald, a vice president at research firm Gartner. "This is the direction that the industry is heading toward."
Amazon.com Inc and Salesforce are already in the market with computing services for Web developers, but Microsoft has a few advantages. It has deeper pockets, longer relationships with third-party developers and more expertise in building a software platform.
"I’d like to tip my hat to Jeff Bezos and Amazon," said Ozzie, referring to Amazon’s chief executive. "Across the industry, all of us will stand on their shoulders."
Microsoft said Windows Azure differs from rival cloud computing offerings because it balances the work load required to run an online service over multiple machines in various locations on its own without a need for developers to provision the program to do so.
It allows the developer to focus purely on writing an online application versus worrying about data center failures, power outages or other potential problems.
Research firm IDC expects spending on cloud computing services to grow nearly threefold to about $42 billion by 2012. Spending growth on cloud computing will also accelerate over the next few years, making up as much as 25 percent of the increase in 2012.
Developers can write applications on Windows Azure using the tools and programing languages necessary to write software to run on top of the current Windows operating system.
Microsoft did not announce any details on pricing, saying it would depend on the level of usage - usually, a per-hour rate - and the level of service required. Ozzie said Windows Azure will be priced competitively with “the marketplace.”
Dell Inc said Microsoft has picked its computer servers for the company’s data centers running Azure.
Shares of Microsoft closed down 78 cents, or 3.55 percent, to $21.18 on the Nasdaq.
(Editing by Brian Moss, Phil Berlowitz)
LONDON | Sat Aug 3, 2013 7:47am IST
LONDON (Reuters) - A year after athletics was at the heart of London 2012 the sport’s biennial world championships is in danger of losing its lustre after a series of doping and injury withdrawals have robbed the Moscow event of much of its stardust.
True, Usain Bolt is still on board flying the flag and will ensure massive interest but after Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell were ruled out through doping violations and reigning 100m champion Yohan Blake pulled out injured, it seems only a repeat of his false start in Daegu two years ago can prevent the Jamaican taking the title.
Should Bolt fail again, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) faces the nightmare scenario of twice-banned doper Justin Gatlin being crowned world champion to cap off an horrific summer doping deluge that has again dragged the sport into the gutter.
Olympic 1,500 metres champion Asli Cakir Alptekin is one of dozens of Turkish athletes to fail recent tests while host nation Russia has more than 40 currently serving bans - as well as several more back in action having served their time for positives.
Olympic champion and world 800 record holder David Rudisha will be watching from home as he nurses a knee injury but, according to Kenya’s former Olympic champion Kip Keino, several of the country’s other leading athletes are also opting to sit out the championships to stay fresh for potentially more lucrative appearances in the Diamond League and city road races.
Also missing will be Britain’s Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill who has failed to recover from an Achilles tendon injury, with Russian world champion Tatyana Chernova also out injured.
All of which focuses the spotlight even more brightly on Bolt and the likes of American sprinter Allyson Felix, 20-year-old 400 metres sensation Kirani James, Britain’s double Olympic distance gold medallist Mo Farah and Tirunesh Dibaba, also seeking the 5,000/10,000 double.
In 2009, Bolt matched his Beijing Olympic heroics and went even faster by winning the 100m and 200m in world records that still stand.
Two years later in South Korea it all went horribly wrong when he false-started and was disqualified from the 100, opening the door for Blake.
He roared back to take the 200 and relay golds and, providing he is fully fit, there seems little possibility of him missing out on another double and probable treble.
Bolt warmed up with a comfortable 9.85 win at the London Diamond League last weekend, despite a dire start.
"I think I was just race rusty," he said. "I think the rounds at the world championships should help out just to get my legs freer."
Gatlin, who handed Bolt a rare defeat over 100 in June, looks his closest rival and Jamaican Nesta Carter, whose 9.87 in Madrid on July 13 makes him the second-fastest man in the field, should also feature but realistically they are competing for silver.
Another Jamaican, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir, looks the only man capable of getting close to Bolt over 200 and he completed his competitive preparations with a London win in 19.89 but again the champion would have to have an off day to open the door.
While the United States is struggling to reclaim its hegemony in the flat sprints, it remains dominant over the hurdles where David Oliver, Aries Merritt and surprise national trials winner Ryan Wilson will attempt a first U.S. sweep of a global 110 hurdles final since the 1960 Olympics.
Australia’s Olympic sprint hurdles champion Sally Pearson has timed her return to form just right as she won her first Diamond League race of the season at London after a wretched injury-hit season.
Farah’s leap to dominance over the longer distances came after he worked relentlessly to develop his last-lap speed and the evidence was there for all to see when he broke Steve Cram’s 28-year-old British 1,500m record when recently finishing second to Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop, favourite to retain his world title.
Only Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj, the world record holder with 3:26.00, American Bernard Lagat and Algerian Noureddine Morceli have run faster than Kiprop’s 3:27.72 Monaco run and with Olympic champion Taoufik Makhloufi out injured, he starts a strong favourite.
It will be an emotional outing for Russian pole vaulter extraordinaire Yelena Isinbayeva, who will retire after the event.
The 31-year-old twice Olympic champion failed to medal in the last two world championships and has struggled for form this year but would love to go out on a high - something around five metres.
The championships run from August10-18. (Editing by Justin Palmer)
'The Hunger Games' is a movie that family's in the Oklahoma City area are already talking about and can't wait to take their kids to see! This is more for teenagers than young children, but it has everyone interested!
This movie is based on a series of books. Filming has already begun for the movie, but all that fans have been able to see is pictures and no actual videos have been shown of this movie. You are now going to get your chance to see more!
Tonight, August 28th, on the VMA Music Awards they will be showing actual footage from the movie. That is right get your first glimpse at ‘The Hunger Games’ tonight by. Keep reading about:watching the show!
Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss in the film and she will be the one letting us get an inside look at the movie tonight during the show. This is worth checking out for any fan of the books!
The ‘2011 VMA Awards’ will air on MTV on August 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm CST in the Oklahoma City area.
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