First U.S. Smart High-School Campus Is NOW Accepting Applications for its First Freshman Class

Rendering of the ISSTA Private Smart High School Campus with In-School Residence

First US Smart High-School Campus-Private School with In-School Residence

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 25, 2019 / — While high schools around the U.S. search for innovative ways to educate their students, the International School of Science, Technology, and the Arts (ISSTA) is taking the next giant step in education; “fully” integrating technology into STEM education while students will enjoy living in a green university-style campus equipped to provide a myriad of student services to help them succeed.

ISSTA’s mission is simple: To foster a positive learning environment using cutting-edge technology, encouraging student curiosity and creativity while being encouraged to seek out new challenges, in a sustainable/green learning environment. ISSTA will prepare students to be responsible and contributing leaders in tomorrow’s international workforce.

“As the first U.S. Smart high-school campus, ISSTA will integrate state-of-the-art smart building technologies, security, energy, water, resources, transportation, waste collections, and services,” said Dr. Jorge Diaz, Founder and CEO of ISSTA. “The term ‘smart school campus’ connotes the creation of an infrastructure to conduct activities to protect and secure students, including shared situational awareness and enabling integrated operational actions against cyber incidents and other crimes. A smart school campus uses digital technologies for information and communication technologies to enhance quality and performance of school services, to reduce cost and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its students and staff.”

ISSTA is the first transformative high school bridging the gap between public and private, allowing everyone to experience the future by making a difference today.

ISSTA offers a residential, international, and multilingual university preparatory American high school program, providing a rich technological and excellent academic learning environment.

It is no secret to parents with Gen Z children that they learn differently. Born using technology and social media, they use social media and technology consistently throughout their day. At ISSTA, the entire campus will be designed using state-of-the-art technology. Classrooms will be configured for maximum use of the latest technology. Instead of carrying heavy backpacks with books, students will read them on tablets.

“It is time to have a school that allows students to learn the way they learn best,” Dr. Diaz said. “Generation Z is our future, and we must prepare them for a global marketplace “today”. As recently as 2018, American students ranked 38th in the world in math. In a knowledge-based, global economy, education is more important than ever, and we can’t afford for our students to continue losing ground. There was much thought on how to set ourselves apart from the traditional boarding school, and the general public or private high school. “The vision for the school is to truly immerse our youth in an extended university style environment,” he said, “where students would fulfill fundamental academic objectives, but also begin their future in the present.”

With an esteemed faculty, students at ISSTA will have the opportunity to select from three rigorous curricula: the Advanced Placement Diploma Program (AP), the Advanced International Certificate of Education Program (AICE), or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).

ISSTA’s technology plan is based on extensive research on how Generation Z students learn and how they spend their time. Imagine traveling to another country and experiencing their culture from the classroom using Virtual Reality. Students wearing Smart Glasses, the entire campus Wi-Fi connected, and teachers well-versed in this innovative teaching environment bring together all of the needed educational programs, outstanding teachers, and experiences to create the high school of tomorrow, today.

“ISSTA prides itself on the novel and unique competitive advantage it will provide to a global student population,” said Dr. Diaz. “The realization of the ISSTA project is to build a high school with all the elements of an academically rigorous institution, where a diverse student population will learn in a technologically advanced, green, university-campus environment.”

The International School of Science, Technology, and the Arts was created by Dr. Diaz to prepare students today for the global economy. Dr. Diaz is a former U.S. Department of Education Program Director, an International Educator, Edupreneur, and Futurist, who brings over 25 years of education experience including supervising, training, mentoring staff, and teaching. His vision of ISSTA as the school of tomorrow, today, was created to improve on today’s struggling education system.

Retired Ambassador Charles Ray, Chair of the Board, a 30-year veteran of the US diplomatic service, who is familiar with the challenges diplomats and international business people face in educating their children, said, “ISSTA is the kind of school I wish had been available to me when I had to send my children away to school. A curriculum that combines technology, science, and the arts, in an environment that fosters creativity and innovation, is essential to set students on the path, not just to future employment, but to make them better international citizens in an increasingly globalized world.” Ray is working to make the international diplomatic community in the United States aware of this outstanding new educational opportunity.

ISSTA’s first campus will be located in Orlando, Florida and provide on-campus living, community engagement, and amazing extracurricular opportunities close to Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and the Kennedy Space Center, among many others.

ISSTA is currently accepting applications for its first freshman class. Become a part of the inaugural class. For more information got to

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Liver Cancer explained by medical consultant Dr. Sohail Aman in a new article

Dr Sohail Aman, Medical Consultant in Maryland and Alabama

Dr Sohail Aman, Medical Consultant in Maryland and Alabama

Dr Sohail Aman, Medical Consultant in Maryland and Alabama

Dr Sohail Aman, Medical Consultant in Maryland and Alabama

Dr Sohail Aman, Medical Consultant in Maryland and Alabama

Dr Sohail Aman, Medical Consultant in Maryland and Alabama

Dr Sohail Aman, Medical Consultant in Maryland and Alabama

Dr Sohail Aman, Medical Consultant in Maryland and Alabama

Dr. Sohail Aman, Maryland and Alabama

Dr. Sohail Aman, Maryland and Alabama

A new article by Dr. Sohail Aman reviews the symptoms, causes, risk factors of liver cancer, as well as preventive measures.

if you are experiencing any of the above signs and symptoms or are suffering from either of the two hepatitis viruses, it is highly advised to seek immediate medical assistance”

— Sohail Aman, MD, medical consultant

MOBILE, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES, June 25, 2019 / — Liver cancer is a malignant disease where the liver cells proliferate uncontrollably. This results in an abnormal growth of malignant cells. These tumors are destructive in nature since they gradually start invading healthy cells, turning them into malignant ones as well.

Medical Consultant Sohail Aman, has published an article on this issue, which is available on his blog at

Liver cancer is not to be confused with cancers that originate is a different region or organ of the body and then spread to the liver, as such cancers are referred to as metastatic cancers. For instance, metastatic colon cancer originates in the colon and then later invades the cells of the liver, too, but this will not be classified as liver cancer. Liver cancer is of different types with the most common ones being:

* Hepatocellular carcinoma
* Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
* Hepato-blastoma


Most people diagnosed with liver cancer start displaying certain signs and symptoms prior to the diagnosis. These indicators make the diagnosis easier, and an early diagnosis can save lives. Some of the symptoms are:

* Unexplained, sudden weight loss
* Reduced appetite
* Pain in the upper abdominal region
* Nausea and vomiting
* General weakness, drowsiness, and fatigue
* Jaundice
* Abdominal swelling
* White, chalky stools


The exact cause of liver malignancy is the changes that develop in the liver cells; such changes, which are also known as mutations, take place in the DNA. These genetic mutations then lead to increased production of the malignant cells, causing the abnormal growth mass to increase in size and invade the healthy cells as well. Trigger factors that can bring about such changes in the DNA are often diseases like chronic hepatitis infections. However, at times, liver cancer can also develop with no pre-existing underlying diseases.

Risk Factors

Certain risk factors increase the chances of some individuals of developing liver tumors. These factors include:

* A chronic infection caused by Hepatitis B and C viruses is reported to increase the risk of developing liver cancer significantly.
* Conditions such as Cirrhosis, which is essentially irreversible liver scarring, damage the tissues in the liver and increase the chances of liver tumors. This, in turn, increases your chances of developing liver cancer.
* Certain inherited liver diseases.
* Diabetes
* Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
* Aflatoxin exposure
* Excessive alcohol consumption and substance abuse


Liver malignancy can be prevented to a certain extent. Preventive measures include reducing the risk of cirrhosis by avoiding or minimizing alcohol and substance consumption. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also very vital; this can be achieved by consuming a healthy and balanced diet, regularly exercising, being active, and avoiding alcohol consumption and smoking. Other measures include getting vaccinated against associated diseases such as hepatitis B. While for hepatitis C there is no vaccine, there are now antiviral treatments that have a very high success rate. Regular liver screenings and checkups allow doctors to assess the health of a patient’s liver and catch any early signs of liver cancer. As said earlier in this article, the earlier the diagnosis, the better the chances are for the patient to beat the cancer.

However, if you are experiencing any of the above signs and symptoms or are suffering from either of the two hepatitis viruses, it is highly advised to seek immediate medical assistance and get yourself screened for liver scarring or cancer.

NOTE: A prior published article on this subject contained inaccuracies inserted by the editor that have been corrected in this revised article. We apologize for any inconvenience.

About Dr. Sohail Aman

Dr. Sohail Aman is a Consultant in Internal Medicine in Cambridge, Maryland and Mobile, Alabama. He graduated from Medical School with honors in 1992, and has completed several post-graduate training programs in internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, and infectious diseases.

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Victoria LoConte reflects on lifesaving efforts as patient returns to thank ER staff

Emergency room staff nurse, Victoria LoConte, recalls cardiac patient's return to offer thanks to her and her colleagues.

LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, June 25, 2019 / — Massachusetts native, Victoria LoConte, is an emergency room staff nurse and former nurse manager, case manager, and visiting nurse serving the Greater Boston area. Today based at Everett Hospital, LoConte looks back on a recent return visit from a patient who, weeks earlier, had arrived at the Cambridge Health Alliance facility critically ill and experienced a massive heart attack.

"The Cambridge Health Alliance Everett Hospital emergency department was delighted to receive a return visit from a grateful former patient," explains LoConte.

Cambridge Health Alliance is a healthcare provider in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities within Massachusetts. Everett Hospital is one of two Cambridge Health Alliance hospitals north of Boston, is a teaching site for Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine, and serves the 200,000 residents of Everett, Chelsea, Malden, Saugus, Revere, and Winthrop.

The Cambridge Health Alliance Everett Hospital emergency department has some of the shortest wait times in Massachusetts, and is one of the state's highest-rated ERs for patient satisfaction.

The patient in question had previously walked into the hospital's emergency department several weeks prior, complaining of chest pains, LoConte reveals.

"They were driven to Everett Hospital, and after being brought straight to a bed and triaged, the patient went into cardiac arrest," says the experienced emergency room staff nurse.

Thankfully, the patient was successfully resuscitated by the hospital's emergency department team and, within minutes, arrangements had been put in place to transport them to a tertiary care center for cardiac catheterization.

A tertiary care center is a hospital which provides a level of care obtained from specialists after a referral from providers of primary care. Cardiac catheterization, meanwhile, is a procedure carried out to examine how well the heart is working. "A catheter is inserted into a large blood vessel," LoConte explains, "which leads to their heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes." “This story highlights the dangers associated with the elderly in the winter. As this patient was doing, shoveling in the cold will cause one’s heart rate and blood pressure to increase; now consider that the cold is also causing vasoconstriction and is decreasing the amount of oxygen supplied to the heart. This is a perfect storm for at-risk adults and is known to be a trigger for heart attacks,” LoConte explains. “The winter is also hazardous in that it can trigger respiratory problems and icy conditions can cause falls.” “The winter is a very busy time in the emergency room and I try to encourage my elderly patients to take the necessary precautions,” LoConte concludes.

Once fully recovered, the patient returned to Everett Hospital to personally thank the team members on duty during the morning on which they had first arrived, including Victoria LoConte.

The emergency room team was delighted to be visited by this patient again when he came back to thank the staff. The hospital's newsletter reported on the visit, taking pictures and publishing the story online.

"It's always wonderful to receive happy visits from patients who we've helped," adds LoConte, wrapping up, "and I'm immensely proud of the work that my colleagues and I do each and every day at Everett Hospital."

Victoria LoConte is an emergency room staff nurse at CHA Everett Hospital in Everett, Massachusetts. She holds an associate's degree in nursing, obtained from the Lawrence Memorial School of Nursing with Regis College and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to her current position, LoConte has also worked as an urgent care facility nurse manager, a case manager, and as a skilled visiting nurse serving the Greater Boston area. Her experience includes adult, geriatric, and pediatric care.

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MGH Institute of Health Professions Joins National Nursing-Led Climate Change Initiative

Faculty and staff of the MGH Institute's Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health

Faculty and staff of the MGH Institute’s Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health

The Boston grad school's Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health partners with 10 national nursing organizations to address the growing threat.

Health practitioners must learn more about the health effects of climate change and use that knowledge to educate patients, families, and communities.”

— Dr. Patrice Nicholas, Director, MGH Institute Climate Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 25, 2019 / — The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and Climate for Health has announced that the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health, a nurse-led initiative at MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school in Boston, has become the first academic partner of the Nursing Collaborative on Climate Change and Health.

The collaborative, which represents more than 150,000 nurses and nursing students nationwide, is an initiative that encourages and empowers nurses to act on climate as a health imperative.

“Because nurses have been rated for the past 20 years as among the most trusted professionals, they are uniquely positioned to lead in addressing climate change as a health emergency,” said Katie Huffling, the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environment’s executive director. “Nurses already are witnessing how climate change is impacting the health of millions of people so they must be adequately prepared to care for those affected by climate-related events. As the first academic institution partner of the Nursing Collaborative, the MGH Institute’s Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health brings leadership on how the important topic of climate and health can be taught to all nursing students as well as practicing nurses across settings in acute care, community, rehabilitation, and other population-based settings.”

The MGH Institute’s Climate Center is a nurse-led initiative focused on exposing and educating all health professionals on how they can respond to the impacts of climate change and address climate mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency through education, practice, research, and service. The Center’s mission, vision, and core values aim to galvanize support for climate action locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

“Most health professionals do not truly understand how climate change is affecting people,” said Professor of Nursing Patrice Nicholas, the Climate Center’s director. “We all must learn more about the health effects of climate change and use that knowledge to educate our patients, families, and communities so they understand how they are affected by climate-related illnesses caused by poor air quality, which include respiratory, cardiac, and renal health problems, vector-borne diseases, heat stress, and mental health sequelae related to extreme weather events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and flooding.”

“We will be adding climate change information to our curricula at the MGH Institute, first in nursing and then in our occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology programs,” noted Assistant Professor of Nursing Suellen Breakey. “As a graduate school with 1,600 students, we have the opportunity to educate a new generation of health care practitioners who can really make an impact on improving their patients’ lives.”

The Nursing Collaborative on Climate Change and Health is a partnership composed of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Climate for Health, and several national nursing organizations committed to elevating action and advocacy on climate change and health. Member organizations represent nurses from across the profession and nation, including:

• Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)
• American Academy of Nursing (AAN)
• American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
• Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN)
• Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health at MGH Institute of Health Professions
• National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
• National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
• National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
• Nurse Alliance of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare
• Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA)
• Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)

While climate change carries significant health risks, addressing this issue also presents an opportunity to improve health on a global scale. Through the Nursing Collaborative, nursing organizations are committed to climate action and working towards just and equitable climate solutions to protect public health.

To learn more about the Nursing Collaborative on Climate Change and Health and encourage your nursing association to join, visit


About the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is the only national nursing organization
focused solely on environmental health issues. The mission of the Alliance is to promote healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.

About ecoAmerica
ecoAmerica builds institutional leadership, public support, and political will for climate solutions in the United States. We help national mainstream organizations elevate their climate leadership, providing them strategy, tools and resources to: demonstrate visible climate leadership, empower climate literacy, engage all constituents, and build collective action and advocacy. We help our partners permanently transform into national climate leaders who inspire others on solutions. Climate for Health is a program of ecoAmerica.

About the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health at MGH Institute of Health Professions
The Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is the first-of-its-kind, nurse-led initiative that focuses on addressing ways all health care professionals can respond to the impact of climate change and help improve such things as ensuring access to safe drinking water, growing a sufficient amount of healthy food, and creating safe, clean environments that can improve ecosystems. The MGH Institute is the only academic affiliate of Partners HealthCare, New England’s largest health care provider.

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Reichen Kuhl Becomes Vanguard Society Member for PETA

Reichen Kuhl

PLAYA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 25, 2019 / — As a former captain of the United States Air Force, Reichen Kuhl spent years fighting for the safety and well-being of American citizens. Extending his same values to the protection of animals from cruelty and abuse, he has been inducted as a Vanguard Society Member for PETA.

Reichen Kuhl is an American lawyer and businessman who formerly took on work as a model and occasional actor. He served in the Air Force as a captain and today volunteers with nonprofit organizations and other ventures for good in his free time. One of his most notable contributions is to the PETA organization where he has been named a Vanguard Society Member.

“Animals suffer a lot of neglect and abuse at the hands of humans,” says Reichen Kuhl. “It’s a widespread issue with major cases around the world, and by serving as a Vanguard Society Member for PETA, I will be able to help raise more international awareness to prevent it.”

PETA, which stands for ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’, is often considered the largest and most empowered animal rights organization in the world. Today, support from PETA has grown to over 6.5 million members and volunteers like Reichen Kuhl.

Many times, the focus of PETA is on a few key areas where organizers feel the greatest number of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest. These include animals undergoing testing in laboratories, animals slaughtered for the food industry, those that are used for their coats and pelts, and those in the entertainment industry (such as circus animals). PETA members make it their duty to ensure humans are practicing reasonable care of animals no matter the purpose for their involvement.

PETA is able to make real change through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. They work on cases that improve living standards for domesticated animals as well as on those concerned with the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals that are often considered a form of pest.

“Many industries use animals as a means to an end without considering their individual experiences,” says Reichen Kuhl. “It’s our duty to bring their cruel practices to light so that we can end this behavior or else find more humane solutions.”

The Vanguard Society members of PETA are at the forefront of a lot of the organization’s successes and serve as leaders in their fight for animal rights. Members are frequently invited to special events (such as quarterly town hall meetings with PETA’s president and senior staff members) and work behind the scenes to improve animal handling around the globe.

Through efforts from Vanguard Society members like Reichen Kuhl, PETA makes strides in the fight for animals to live their lives free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by humans.

Reichen Kuhl is formerly known as Reichen Lehmkuhl, whereas he and other members of his family shortened their last name to “Kuhl” in 2014.

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July's Artist in Residence Alice Leese to offer workshop during her month at Hawai‘i Volcanoes NP

photo of artist Alice Leese

NPAF Artist in Residence Alice Leese

Painting by Alice Leese of texas wildfire

Painting by Alice Leese of wildfire

Many of my paintings have readily apparent animals and plants in the landscape and some have hidden animals that viewers like to discover…”

— Alice Leese, NPAF Artist in Residence at Hawai'i Volcanoes

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, HAWAI'I, US, June 25, 2019 / — West Texas rancher and painter Alice Leese, selected as July’s artist in residence, will unveil her evocative, colorful paintings inspired by the park’s volcanic landscapes at the After Dark in the Park program, Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. The program is free, but park entrance fees apply.

Leese will also offer artists of all abilities a rare opportunity to join her on the edge of Kīlauea in her “Postcards from the Edge” workshop, Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $75 and includes lunch at Volcano House. Limited to 12 people, participants will receive a blank postcard-sized canvas, but must bring their own paints and a travel-sized easel. Register at the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park website:

The artist is also a cattle rancher on her family’s 100-year-old ranch. She shares her western landscape in bold, moody oil paintings rich with dramatic strokes of color. Wildfire, a penetrating bovine stare, the night sky and other subjects convey what it is like to be fully present in an area. It’s a source of pride for Leese.

“Presenting the plants and animals accurately in paintings helps the viewer get an idea of what is possible to see on a visit to a region,” she said. “Many of my paintings have readily apparent animals and plants in the landscape and some have hidden animals that viewers like to discover, sort of like they discover animals in the wild by taking the time to stop, listen and look.” For instance, the flames in her painting “Frying Pan Fire” may appear to be tentacles of a large octopus, or perhaps lava, to some viewers.

Last year, Leese completed a residency at Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico, painting the grass prairie, the Santa Fe Trail, and the territorial-style adobe remnants of the largest 19th century military fort in the region. These paintings and her other artwork can be seen on her website,

The Artist in Residence program is sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation. The National Parks Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, art patrons and citizen supporters of the parks.

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“Shift Defence Budgets to fight Climate Crisis” – Planet Symphony

Planet Symphony Day Proclamation from City of Middleton

Planet Symphony Day Proclamation from City of Middleton

Planet Symphony's Macro Vision 2030

Planet Symphony’s Macro Vision 2030

City of Middleton declares 22 June as Planet Symphony Day

The climate crisis is bigger than every war mankind has seen so far, as we’re combating both climate and time.”

— Chitravina N Ravikiran, Founder Planet Symphony

MADISON, WI, US, June 25, 2019 / — “Shift Defence Budgets to fight Climate Crisis” – Planet Symphony
City of Middleton declares 22 June as Planet Symphony Day
Madison, 24 June 2019

Hundreds of award-winning artists and students of the Planet Symphony Orchestra were recognised for their collective efforts to highlight the environmental emergency by the City of Middleton, USA which declared 22 June every year as Planet Symphony Day. Their recording of the 8-minute, 12-part, 72-scale Climatrix Symphony, launched on World Environment Day (5 June, 2019) is the world’s largest multinational, multicultural artistic call for climate action.

The biggest war, ever: “The Planet Symphony is deeply appreciative of the City of Middleton’s gesture. But we are all acutely aware that plenty needs to be done all around and are keen to create a platform for the same, since the most extreme scientific estimates give us barely five years to save ourselves from an environmental meltdown”, said Chitravina N Ravikiran, initiator of the Planet Symphony movement, which has members from 65 countries. “The climate crisis is bigger than every war mankind has seen so far, as we’re combating both climate and time. The only solution is for Governments to agree to work as one and allocate huge chunks from the US$1.6 trillion that is their combined defence budgets now to defend the planet by eliminating the excess CO₂ by natural and technological means”.

The allocation would be sufficient at $150 per tonne to remove CO₂ provided that emissions do not go up post-2020 and reforestation enables trees to lock away at least 100/700 gigatonnes of CO₂ by 2100. If we reduce emissions by 6% every year from 2020, we will only need to remove about 150 gigatonnes of carbon, which can significantly bring down both cost and effort. But when scientists give only up to 2025 (or even 2030), everything has to be fast-forwarded exponentially.

KEY ISSUE: Too many micro-visions

Though every effort counts and there are broad (dis)agreements between nations on general issues, it is imperative to create and constantly monitor a real-time Common Central Data Monitoring System that tabulates quantified macro-targets and results accomplished, to enable Governments, corporates, academic & environmental institutions and concerned citizens to cohesively evolve solutions within required timelines.

“Even creating 10 square miles of forest, or recovering five water bodies – though phenomenal – need to be appreciated against the backdrop of how many more million square miles of forest the planet still needs and how many more water bodies need to be salvaged and how soon”, Ravikiran explains. The embedded table outlining PSO's Macro Vision 2030 will attempt to put some issues in perspective.

Reforestation: Planet Symphony estimates show that we need a total of 36-54 billion trees within the next 2-3 years to create 1.4 million square miles of healthy forests with 40-60 trees per acre, as recommended in a recent article by a leading publication by 2030. This can be achieved by blending manual and mechanical means like smart tree-planting drones and progressive moves like the Graduation Legacy for Environment Act of the Philippines. Provisions in countries like India to destroy a forest to ‘develop’ one region and plant another elsewhere are fatal to numerous endemic species.

Urban tree planting and projects like the Planet Symphony’s Greening the Roofs with both potted plants and solar panels have to happen in parallel. Reducing CO₂ through other means need to be explored too as the impact of planting billions of trees on agricultural land, food production, environmental cost of using fertilizers and water to sustain them have consequences.

Solar power: Assuming 3.4 acres of solar panels to generate one GWHour of electricity over a year, the entire world would need about 191,817 sq miles of solar panels by 2030 (even less area, with improving technology). But solar power percentage is a miniscule 3% of global consumption today. Therefore it is important and definitely not impossible to scale it up massively.

Water-body management: While reviving huge lakes would be possible only for large Governments, organisations like the Planet Symphony aim to recover smaller water bodies through Events for Environment (EfE). But information gathering regarding this is complex as the situation with respect to thousands of tiny water bodies are so fluid, given global warming and thoughtless development. Reputed academic institutions could make region-wise water-body data-creation mandatory assignments for students and also recommend the ideal number of new water bodies that need to be created. It is equally essential to scale-up innovations like air-to-water makers (for humid regions) and also ensure that recovered lakes are not lost again.

Pioneers like Israel have illustrated the impact of scientifically developed agricultural and water management solutions. Cities like Cape Town and Chennai are already without water, thanks to insensitive construction, flawed designs of rain water harvesting mechanisms and Storm Water Drains that push rainwater out into the sea.

Planet Symphony plans: “We are planning on fundraisers for solar power for educational, cultural and even religious institutions in collaboration with alumni, enthusiasts, and devotees and also pursuing high-school & college level CSR (redefined to Climate Solution & Resource) competitions, with prizes for economical, eco-friendly, scalable solutions and innovations for desalination, energy or plastic alternatives etc”, said an office-bearer of the Planet Symphony.

"We have to recover water bodies, re-cover forests and uncover green energy. Silencing or ignoring the voice of science would lead us back to the dark ages in quadruple quicktime”, Ravikiran concluded.

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Gumroad expands its platform with physical fulfillment

Gumroad fulfillment

Gumroad fulfillment

Gumroad’s super-simple eCommerce is now integrated with Acutrack to bring its customer base a technology driven fulfillment solution and publishing services

I am very excited about this integration. This is a major leap where our publishers can offer a physical fulfillment.”

— Sahil Lavingia, CEO Gumroad

LIVERMORE, CA, USA, June 25, 2019 / — Gumroad announced expansion of their platform to include physical fulfillment.
Gumroad is an e-commerce platform created to enable creators to share their works as easily as they share their ideas on social media.

While Gumroad's digital downloads address a growing and vibrant market, the addition of physical products such as printed books greatly enhance the sales opportunities for Gumroad's clients. Acutrack will seamlessly integrate its physical fulfillment capacities with Gumroad's popular eCommerce platform.

"I am very excited about this integration. This is a major leap where our publishers can offer a physical fulfillment," says Gumroad CEO, Sahil Lavingia.

Acutrack CEO, Raj Barman, adds, "If you are selling digital goods, this integration allows you to increase your revenue and enhance your brand by offering physical products. Gumroad makes it ridiculously easy for anyone to sell e-books, and now Acutrack brings technology & solutions to sell a physical book in conjunction with the e-book."

About Gumroad
Gumroad is a super-simple eCommerce platform for all sorts of creators – it has helped musicians, designers, writers, filmmakers, educators, and more earn over $200,000,000 by selling their work directly to their audiences. It's super-affordable too: taking just 3.5% + 30¢ per charge.

About Acutrack
Acutrack, based in Livermore, CA, is a privately-held and technology driven fulfillment company that specializes in publishing any product needed for your business. The company’s ability to produce books and media packages has created a true value to their customers for over 25 years. Acutrack maintains warehousing facilities strategically located on both U.S. coasts.

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Dr. Bikash Chowdhury, Specialist in Family Medicine, to Launch New Website in June

Dr. Bikash Chowdhury

Dr. Bikash Chowdhury

Dr. Bikash Chowdhury, a dedicated Family Physician, launches a new website this June that will include the latest articles surrounding his areas of expertise.

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 25, 2019 / — Dr. Bikash Chowdhury, a well-accomplished Family Physician, immigrant and role model for many, announced today the launch of a new website. One more way for local residents and newcomers to get to know the man who has touched many lives.

Dr. Bikash Chowdhury of Ontario, originally from Bangladesh, received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Chittagong Medical College Bangladesh. He moved to Canada in 2002 and completed a two-year residency at the University of Western Ontario to become a licensed family doctor in the country. He is a devoted husband and father of two, who truly understands the value and importance of a family.

This selfless Ontario resident has helped not only the patients but countless others in his community. From coworkers to patients’ family members to other immigrants, Dr. Chowdhury has assisted numerous people.

Bikash is most passionate about healing people from illness and improving their overall fitness and wellbeing. He is also an admirer of nature and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Chowdhury is an avid Bengali literary critic. He is an enthusiast of various Bengali literature works especially the works of the Noble Prize laureate Sir Rabindranath Tagore – who among his many works, also wrote the national anthem of Bangladesh and India.

Apart from socializing, Dr. Chowdhury volunteers in the village where he grew up in Bangladesh. He is also working relentlessly to establish a Bengali school in London, Ontario so that future generations don’t forget their roots and continue his legacy of great medical practice.

With this new website, Dr. Chowdhury’s goal is to connect with his audience. This website will feature articles about Bikash and his inspiring story about his life and struggles in Canada. The website will also contain news and articles about family medicine, an area of expertise for Dr. Bikash Chowdhury.

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Phantom Limb Pain, explained by Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee in a new article

Sanjoy Banerjee, MD, California, Pain Management

Sanjoy Banerjee, MD, California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

Sanjoy Banerjee, MD – California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, Wildomar, California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, Wildomar, California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

If you want to know more about phantom limb pain, its causes, and symptoms, Sanjoy Banerjee, MD of Pacific Pain Care published an explanatory article about it.

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Researchers suggest that patients with pre-existing limb pain are more likely to suffer from phantom limb pain after the surgical procedure.”

— Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, Corona, California

WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 25, 2019 / — Phantom limb pain is medically defined as the perception of experiencing pain in limbs that are not physically attached to the body anymore. Not having these limbs anymore can be due to a variety of reasons ranging from the amputation of a limb to some sort of degeneration of said appendage. At times, this kind of pain can be due to sensations occurring as a result of spinal cord injuries or nerve avulsions.

Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, who focuses on Pain Management, shares his thoughts in a new article, which is available on his blog at

These pain-inducing sensations are often reported to be irritating, whereas the pain itself ranges from mild to intense, depending on how badly the limb was severed. Mostly diagnosed in war veterans, stuntmen, and extreme sports players, phantom pain is also experienced by people who have been paralyzed. The pain either decreases over time or dies down completely; however, in some cases, it may also require medical attention.

People suffering from phantom limb pain often display signs and symptoms that are a clear give away of the medical condition, such as a sharp, throbbing, stabbing, or burning pain in the limb area. Patients may also complain about the uncomfortable positioning of the phantom limb or a tingling or itching sensation arousing.

Other than these symptoms, patients can also experience certain sensations. For instance, phantom limb pain patients frequently complain about sensations associated with the limb's posture, length, and weight. For example, people report sensations of the phantom limb feeling heavier. At times, people also complain about how the limb has shrunk. This feeling is called telescoping.

Other sensory features include movements where the patient feels his limb is moving or that he can control its movement, when in reality, the limb is absent. Similarly, they may report senses of touch, temperature, pressure, and itchiness because they feel the limbs are warm or cold or burning.

This post-amputation medical condition is preventable. Since the developmental risk of phantom limb pain is higher in patients who have suffered pain in that limb prior to surgery, surgeons and physicians encourage the use of anesthesia ahead of amputation surgery. The anesthesia can either be spinal or epidural and can be administered a few hours or even days before the surgery takes place. This prevention method has reportedly seen a significant decline in prevailing phantom limb pain together with the immediate pain reduction after surgery.

Although not every amputee develops a phantom limb ache, most people do because they are at a higher developmental risk of phantom pain. Certain factors increase the risk of phantom pain of the limbs, such as factors like pre-existing pain in the limbs that are later amputated.

Researchers suggest that patients with pre-existing limb pain are more likely to suffer from phantom limb pain after the surgical procedure. This is because of how their brains develop sensory memories of pain and continue to send this signal even once the limb is removed.

Residual limb pain is another risk factor of phantom pain. Individuals with constant pain in the residual part of the limbs generally do experience phantom pain. This is due to the abnormal growth of damaged nerve endings, called neuroma, which consequently lead to painful nerve activity.

If you have recurrent sensations of movement, pain, or touch in your phantom limbs, it is highly advised to seek medical assistance.

Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, M.D., QME (Corona & Wildomar, California)

Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee is the Founder and Medical Director of Pacific Pain Care in Corona and Wildomar, California. He graduated medical school from Imperial College, School of Medicine in London, England, and completed his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Rochester, New York. In addition, Dr. Banerjee completed the ACGME accredited Pain Management Fellowship Program at the University of California at Davis.


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