Toronto: A team of doctors has conducted what they say is the first scar-free facial reconstruction in the history of plastic surgery in Canada.
Led by Daniel Borsuk from Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, a hospital in Montreal, the doctors accomplished the operation in an adult patient in about eight hours.
The doctors carried out the facial reconstruction using virtual surgery and 3D models, removing a vascularised piece of pelvic bone and reshaping it to adapt it to the rest of the face before transplanting it through the inside of the mouth, with no scars left at all.
In the past, this type of procedure would have necessitated multiple interventions and left one or more scars, the doctors said.
“The operation, during which the latest technologies were applied to reconstructive plastic surgery, sends a real message of hope to anyone who feels they must simply live with this type of disfigurement and who often feels so self-conscious that they isolate themselves,” Borsuk explained in a statement released by University of Montreal on Wednesday.
Sep 21, 2017: Hugely popular Indian family sitcoms “Hum Paanch” and “Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain” are set to get a British and Anglo-Spanish adaptation respectively, Indian entertainment conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) announced on Thursday.
ZEEL has set up ZEE Studios International in Canada to produce global content for audiences across the world.
A few of the initial productions that are in the pipeline include adaptations of “Hum Paanch”, which is being produced in its British version as “Lala’s Ladiez”, and an Anglo-Spanish sitcom adapted from “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain”. Its working title is “Love Thy Neighbour”, read a statement.
Based in Vancouver, the studio will create global content and formats for international markets in their local languages, many of which will be based on successful Indian ideas and concepts.
It will initially focus on developing content for television and digital platforms as well as original formats and homegrown remakes, with a plan to venture into film production at a later stage.
The content developed will have scripted and unscripted formats across an array of genres, ranging from reality, game and dance shows to shows in the fictional crime drama, sitcom, sci-fi, horror and paranormal space.
Commenting on the new initiative, Amit Goenka, CEO at International Broadcast Business, ZEEL, said: “ZEE has always been a cultural ambassador of India, taking its rich and engaging content across the world. In yet another major milestone, we are now set to launch our production company, ZEE Studios International, in Canada.
“Canada is known as a large production hub for various Hollywood companies, as the country offers the requisite infrastructure, talent pool, scenic locales as well as a favourable government incentive scheme. After a series of discussions with the government of British Columbia, Canada, we were invited to set up a production company in Vancouver. Our endeavour through this venture is to produce global content for mainstream audiences across various international markets as well as take care of our domestic requirements.”
An article published on a Muslim website based out of Calgary, Canada has defended the medical benefits of female circumcision
The article is authored by Asiff Hussein, a journalist who is also known for defending his pro stance on female genitalia mutilation
Calling female circumcision as part of Islamic culture, the author claims that is the contemporary feminists that have “denigrate” the practice
September 06, 2017: Female Genitilia Mutilation (FGM) is one of the biggest gender issues in the third world nations. It is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as, “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.”
The WHO has explicitely maintained that there are absolutely no medical benefits of FGM and circumcision.
Asiff Hussein, a journalist who is popular for his pro-FGM beliefs, partially accepts the WHO definition, but turns away from it claiming that there is a lack of knowledge in public domain regarding FGM. He blames the controlled media and propagandists for the lack of research in finding out the medical benefits of the practice.
Hussein’s recent article, published by Canadian based Muslim website in Calgary, defends these “medical benefits.” The author believes that the contemporary feminists are responsible for “denigerating” the practice.
The author claims that Islam justifies the practice of the removal of a layer on the skin of women’s genetilia called the prepuce. This practice, as the author claims, is circumcision rather than genetilia mutiliation!
FGM has come under fire for its cruelty against one gender. While many Islam scholars have clarified that there is no association between FGM and the religion of Islam, the article on the Muslim website says that the Hadith clearly talks about the practice.
The barbaric act of FMG is banned in Canada and other developed western nations, however, UNICEF has reported that 200 million girls are still suffering from forced circumcision all over the world.
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India and Canada have a long-standing close relationship based on shared values of democracy
The presence of a large Indian Diaspora in Canada provide a strong foundation for the relationship
The theme of Diwali was chosen considering the large presence of Indian Diaspora in Canada
New Delhi, August 31, 2017: India and Canada will jointly issue two sets of commemorative postage stamps on the theme of Diwali, the government announced on Wednesday.
The stamps will be released on September 21 as per a MoU signed between the postal departments of the two countries.
“India and Canada have a long-standing close relationship based on shared values of democracy, pluralism, equality for all and rule of law. Strong people-to-people contacts and the presence of a large Indian Diaspora in Canada provide a strong foundation for the relationship,” said a statement from the Indian government.
It said the theme of Diwali was chosen “considering the large presence of Indian Diaspora” in Canada. (IANS)