Private hospital doctors shut OPDs in solidarity

first_imgKolkata: Outpatient departments of private hospitals were paralysed on Wednesday as doctors did not attend to patients as a mark of protest against the attack on two junior doctors of NRS hospital. At some of the private hospitals there were patients but no doctors. At some, the OPDs wore a deserted look and there were neither patients nor doctors. The empty seats at the OPD of Woodlands hospital in Alipore outnumbered the occupied ones around 11am. “Most of the doctors are not attending to outdoor patients. The footfall is lower than usual,” a hospital official said. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga Dipak Ghosh, a Bandel resident, was among the few who had turned up at Woodlands. Ghosh was with his wife who suffers from high blood sugar and related ailments. She was at the hospital to consult an endocrinologist. The slot had been booked in the last week of May. But Ghosh who had read reports of the clash at NRS did not take any chance. “I had called up the hospital to check if the doctor would be available. I left home only after getting a confirmation,” he said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers A few blocks away, the CMRI hospital was no different. Most seats on the ground floor OPD were empty. “Usually, there are more than 30 doctors at the OPD on a weekday. Today, it is fewer than five. Not even 25 patients had registered till noon. On other days, a few hundred turn up by 11am,” an executive at the registration desk in the OPD said. Doctors said it was a spontaneous protest in solidarity with the injured doctors of NRS. “We saw only emergency patients and patients who came from far-off places,” Gautam Mukhopadhyay, surgical oncologist and secretary of Bengal Oncology Foundation, said. “We can’t tolerate violence inside hospitals. The state and central governments must think of ways to increase security at hospitals so that doctors are not attacked,” he said. At BM Birla Heart Research Centre, operated by the same group that runs CMRI, the OPD had more patients, but doctors were hard to find. “I had booked an appointment for a family member on Wednesday morning. But when we reached the hospital, the cardiologist was not there. His secretary said he would not attend the OPD and gave us another slot on Thursday,” a septuagenarian Alipore resident said. At private hospitals across the city, doctors attended to patients at various wards but kept off OPDs. Hundreds of patients with prior appointment hadn’t turned up, following reports of the shutdown call given by doctors’ bodies. The CPM-backed Service Doctors Forum had called for a shutdown of OPDs at all private and government hospitals on Wednesday to protest the attack on junior doctors at NRS on Monday. The BJP-backed doctors’ cell, along with some medical practitioner, too, had called for a shutdown of OPDs to protest the assault. The OPDs at private hospitals off the Bypass were more deserted. At Ruby General Hospital, around 1.30pm, most of the patients at the OPD were medical representatives. Mehnaz Hasan had arrived from Dhaka with her mother, a neurological patient. “A doctor saw her yesterday (Tuesday) and she underwent some tests. I have come to collect the reports and show them to the doctor,” Hasan, who works with a medical tourism company that has offices in Bangladesh and Calcutta, said. Hasan was told at the OPD reception to wait in front of the neurologist’s chamber when The Telegraph met her. She had no idea when the doctor would turn up. “There is no other option because I will leave for Dhaka on Thursday,” she said. At AMRI Mukundapur, there are 50-odd seats in the OPD on the first floor. Hardly five were occupied. “The OPD footfall on a weekday is between 350 and 400. But today, the number barely crossed 50. The number of doctors is above 20 at any given point of time. Only a couple of doctors were there today,” a hospital official said. The official responses of hospitals were similar. “We condemn any act of violence in a hospital. However, we would like to inform patients and public at large that all our departments are functioning normally. This includes surgeries, emergencies and daily consultancy. There is a possibility that some doctors may not be available,” a spokesperson for CK Birla Hospitals that runs CMRI and BM Birla Heart Research Centre said. “All our departments, including emergency services, are operational today (Wednesday). Hospital occupancy is very high. OPD footfall is less than other weekdays,” an official of Ruby General Hospital said. “All our doctors and the hospital authorities condemn the attack on doctors and hospital staff.”(With inputs from Telegraph India)last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement #ToAllTheBoys: P.S. I Still Love You premieres February 12!And a third film —To All The Boys: Always And Forever Lara Jean — is already in production!!!— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) August 15, 2019 THIRD ‘TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE’ MOVIE IS ALREADY IN PRODUCTIONThe threequel to the Netflix teenage rom-com “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is already in production, Netflix and the cast announced on Thursday.The movie series is based off Jenny Han’s bestselling trilogy following high schooler Lara Jean’s romantic entanglements. The 2018 first film of the series “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was a huge success for the streaming service, and it announced a sequel that December. The second installment, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” will hit Netflix on Feb. 12, 2020, while a release date for the third movie, titled “To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean,” has not yet been announced. READ MORE Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment To All the Boys Login/Register With: Advertisement ‘TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE’ SEQUEL GETS NETFLIX RELEASE DATE, WITH THIRD MOVIE CONFIRMEDThe sequel to Netflix’s 2018 hit original romantic comedy To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, which returns stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, now has a title and a release date. It also has a third film that’s officially a go.Netflix confirmed Thursday that the sequel, now called To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, will hit the streaming service February 12. She also confirmed that a third movie in the series, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean, is in production. No release date for that one yet. READ MORENETFLIX ANNOUNCES ‘TO ALL THE BOYS’ IS ALREADY FILMING A THIRD MOVIEGood news for fans of Netflix’s “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”– the film is getting a third installment.The hit movie that stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo and Jordan Fisher will first have the sequel “To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You” which will be released on Feb. 12. READ MORE Twitterlast_img read more

Doctor failed to keep notes on Sinclairs mother

first_imgAPTN National NewsWinnipeg – The psychiatrist hired to examine Phoenix Sinclair’s mother testified Monday he never kept notes of his meeting with her and simply provided a verbal update to Children and Family Services in Manitoba.Dr. Gary Altman testified Monday at the Sinclair inquiry that is looking into the events surrounding the five-year-old’s care while with CFS and afterwards. Sinclair was found dead in 2005.She was murdered by her mother and stepfather then buried in a shallow grave on the Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba.Altman testified he examined Sinclair’s mother Samantha Kematch before the young girl was turned back over to her mother in 2000. Sinclair was an infant at the time.He said he didn’t keep a written file of meeting with Kematch but provided a verbal update to CFS.That’s a major problem according to Arthur Schaefer, director of the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Applied Ethics.“It’s unprofessional,” said Schaefer. “It’s a violation of professional ethics not to have careful professional notes.”He said it’s extremely unusually to do a consultation without providing a written report.“I would say a written report would normally be expected and produced. Expected by the client and produced by the mental health professional,” said Schaefer. There may be lots of blame to spread around,” said Schaefer. “It means you are accountable. You could be asked to give an account of yourself…It protects you and also protects the client. I would say it’s not only unusually I would say it would be widely regarded as a violation of professional norms for physicians.”Altman testified he was only asked to assess whether Kematch was depressed, not if she was fit to be a mother.Since the inquiry began the public has had access to never before seen pictures of a thriving and happy little girl.The pictures contrast the cold reality of the little girl’s fate.Altman had to leave the inquiry early to catch a flight.last_img read more

PMKisan scheme 474 crore farmers to get second installment from April

first_imgNew Delhi: About 4.74 crore small and marginal farmers registered under the PM-Kisan scheme before the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for general election came into effect on March 10 will get the second installment of Rs 2,000 each in their bank accounts, a senior government official said Saturday. Of these 4.74 crore beneficiaries, 2.74 crore farmers have so far received the first installment and the rest will be covered by month-end, he said. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has allowed the Union Agriculture Ministry to transfer the first and second tranche of the payment to all those beneficiaries registered under the scheme before March 10, the official added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAhead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Centre announced the Rs 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme under which Rs 6,000 per year would be disbursed in three instalments to around 12 crore farmers who hold cultivable land up to 2 hectares. In the budget, the NDA government allocated a sum of Rs 20,000 crore, to transfer Rs 2,000 each to farmers in the first installment by March-end, for the ongoing fiscal under the scheme. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe scheme was formally launched at national level by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24 at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh by transferring the first instalment to 1.01 crore farmers, amounting Rs 2,021 crore. “We were hoping to have the data of 12 crore farmers from across the country. But the data of 4.74 crore farmers has come before the MCC was enforced,” the official told PTI. The government has already released the first installment of Rs 2,000 each to 2.74 crore beneficiaries and the remaining will be covered before this month-end, he said. With regard to the payment of second tranche to begin from April 1, the official said the ECI has allowed to make the payment to all those beneficiaries registered before the MCC kicked in. “We can go ahead and make the payment of first installment to the rest of the people whose names are on the portal. We can go ahead and make the payment for the second installment as well,” the official said. In Uttar Pradesh, the first installment has been released to around one crore farmers so far and the Centre has received data of additional 66 lakh farmers. The official further said that Punjab and Haryana are amongst the top beneficiary states as more than 80 per cent of the farmers registered under the scheme have received the first installment. While, some states including West Bengal, Delhi and Sikkim have yet not submitted the farmers’ data and therefore no money has been transferred. The official also mentioned that no fresh data has come from states after the MCC came into effect.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Inaugurates Rabat Education Center Amid Housing Protests

Rabat – During King’s Mohammed VI inauguration of a training center in the educational and social trades in Rabat, dozens of citizens residing in “Douar El Garâa” in Yaâcoub El Mansour neighborhood raised protest slogans, calling on the king to hold corrupt officials accountable.On Wednesday, the protesters chanted slogans decrying authorities’ attempts to deport them from their shantytown to an area outside of Rabat, and demanded housing in their neighborhood. They also called on the king to hold accountable the officials who are, according to the protesters, involved in two stagnant housing projects. When King Mohammed VI performed his customary handshakes with the population, a little girl handed him a letter describing the protesters’ issues and demands , which was signed on behalf of the area’s people.  Several Facebook pages specify that the housing demonstrations are not related to the ongoing boycott, but rather focus on the people’s right to appropriate housing. read more

Babies die needlessly due to lack of early diagnosis treatment of AIDS

Many infants are dying unnecessarily worldwide because they are not being tested early enough for HIV and not receiving treatment if they have the virus, a new United Nations-backed video is warning.Without treatment, half of all HIV-positive babies will not live to see their second birthday, while one-third of them will not even make it to one year of age.The video, entitled “Loud and Clear,” was launched by the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS, a campaign launched in 2005 by the UN and its partners.Research has demonstrated that testing newborns at six weeks of age and beginning treatment by 12 weeks will result in a 75 per cent drop in infant mortality due to AIDS.But a report published last year by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) found that in 2007, only 8 per cent of children born to HIV-positive mothers were tested before they were two months old.Despite progress made in recent years in scaling up access to care, treatment and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, far too few pregnant women in the developing world know their HIV status, with too few being tested and treated.“Mothers should be able to access the tests and drugs necessary to ensure they can protect their babies and themselves,” said Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF’s Senior Advisor on HIV and AIDS.Children suffer greatly from the virus, with UNAIDS and WHO estimates indicating that in 2007, 1,000 young people under the age of 15 were infected daily and 270,000 – most under five years of age – died. 27 May 2009Many infants are dying unnecessarily worldwide because they are not being tested early enough for HIV and not receiving treatment if they have the virus, a new United Nations-backed video is warning. read more

UN food agency promotes green thumb for schools

A green thumb, especially among the young, can be a powerful tool to improve nutrition, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today cast a spotlight on its TeleFood initiative supporting school garden projects in more than 40 countries.“School gardens can be a powerful tool to improve the quality of nutrition and education of children and their families in rural and urban areas in developing countries, if they are integrated with national agricultural, nutrition and education programmes,” FAO said in a news release.Since 1997, over 150 school garden microprojects have been supported by FAO’s TeleFood programme and larger technical cooperation projects are under way, including capacity-building for long-term national school garden programmes. School garden initiatives supported by FAO programmes range from emergency rehabilitation assistance in Mozambique and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), nutrition education in Rwanda and food security projects in Guatemala and Sierra Leone to a school garden project in Brazil in connection with that country’s Zero Hunger Programme.The main benefit of school gardens is that children learn how to grow healthy food and how to use it for better nutrition. This can best be done if the fresh garden produce – such as fruits and vegetables – supplements an existing school meal programme that provides the bulk of the diet. Beyond this, school gardens also serve environmental education and personal and social development by adding a practical dimension to these subjects. They may also reinforce basic academic skills like reading, writing, biology and arithmetic. FAO therefore encourages schools to create learning gardens of moderate size, which can be easily managed by students, teachers and parents, but which include a great variety of different nutritious vegetables and fruits, as well as occasionally some small-scale livestock like chickens, rabbits and fish. Production methods are deliberately kept simple so that they can be easily replicated by students and parents at their homes. read more

Beside The Points For Thursday April 5 2018

geoff:oofHow surprising is this?kyletotally contradicts what celtics had said about it; team doctors are all fired after this season; the same team doctors who let this whole isaiah mess happen See more NBA predictions Predictions NBA Things That Caught My EyeVillanova team one of the best everVillanova defeated Michigan to win the NCAA Men’s tournament Monday evening and in doing so cemented a legendary tournament run for the ages. On average their margin of victory was 17.7 above their opponents — we’d expect only a +7.9 points for that figure — which makes them the fifth-best tourney winners by margin of victory. [FiveThirtyEight]Sergio donates golf equipment to Georgia pondDefending Masters champion Sergio Garcia — who recently named his newborn daughter Azalea after the trademark flowers of Augusta National — did his best to erase any fond memories he has of the iconic golf course on Thursday. At a respectable 2-over par to start the 15th hole, the Spaniard hit his second shot into the water that protects the par-5 green. He took a drop and hit his next shot into the water. Then he did it again. And again. And again. He eventually carded a 13 on the hole — tied for the worst score on any hole in Masters history — on his way to finishing a gruesome 9-over par. [ESPN]Frozen Four coming upThe college men’s hockey championship starts tonight in Minnesota. If you’re looking for the future of the U.S. game, it’s there; while the NHL is 45 percent Canadian and 27 percent American, the Frozen Four teams are 81 percent U.S.-born. Namely, it’s Minnesotans; of the 88 Americans, 26 are from Minnesota. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?You can gamble on the draftThe lines are out for what goes down at the 2018 NFL Draft. The over/under for Alabama players selected in the first round of the NFL draft is set at 4, which is oddly higher than the over/under line for running backs (1.5) and wide receivers (2.5) in the first round. [ESPN]Chaos at UFC 223Conor McGregor is being stripped of his UFC title because he hasn’t bothered to compete at a UFC event since November 2016. He isn’t taking this well; McGregor and a group of about 20 others allegedly entered the UFC 223 arena area and attacked a bus, and several fighters were injured. [ESPN]In other ridiculous fighting newsWrestlemania is this Sunday, a seven hour time slot full of 13 scheduled fights (and purportedly an additional fight between the Undertaker and John Cena). If that last fight does occur, it’s interesting because despite being two of the top draws for the brand, Cena and the Undertaker have not in fact faced one another in a singles match in more than 11 years. [Deadspin]42 points over the second bananaTaylor Hall is a one-man offense, and in NHL history since 1951 ranks 30th when it comes to the gap between the number of points that the top scorer on the team racked up (93 for Hall) and the second-place scorer on the team (in the Devils’ case, 51 points), at +42. Hilariously, Wayne Gretzky is 10 of those 29 people. [FiveThirtyEight]Big Number(s)26 percentKyrie Irving is hurt and will miss the playoffs. This is devastating for the Celtics’ chances of a title. Their shot of beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in a seven-game series drop from 41 percent with Irving to 26 percent if Irving is replaced with a -1.0 Real Plus/Minus player. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slackkyle: All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetUgly helmets in vogue We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe read more

Funny book prize not awarded for the first time in its history

Credit:Reuters Everyman began publishing Wodehouse in 2000 on the 25th anniversary of his death Everyman began publishing Wodehouse in 2000 on the 25th anniversary of his deathCredit:Getty bollinger champagne But the contest isn’t the only competition which is withholding it’s prize this year. It was announced earlier this month that the Swedish Academy has postponed the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature in the wake of a scandal over sexual assault allegations.The crisis centred around the handling of allegations against Jean-Claude Aranaut, the husband of an academy member, and led to her quitting along with the institution’s head and four other members.Arnault has repeatedly denied all the allegations against him; his lawyer saying he has become “the victim of a witch hunt” and that the accusations “may have been made with the sole purpose of harming” him. Whilst it is not known who the 62 entrants were, some of the funniest books which came out last year were You Don’t Look Your Age by Sheila Nevins and Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan.Victoria Carfantan, director of Champagne Bollinger said: “The decision taken by the judges this year is akin to the way we produce Bollinger’s Prestige Champagnes. They are created when the harvest reaches a perfect balance, and only very high quality harvests become a vintage. “We are confident that 2019 will make for an exceptional crop of hilarious submissions and the winner will celebrate with the rollover prize of a methuselah of Bollinger Special Cuvée.” “Despite the submitted books producing many a wry smile amongst the panel during the judging process, we did not feel than any of the books we read this year incited the level of unanimous laughter we have come to expect. We look forward to awarding a larger rollover prize next year to a hilariously funny book.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A prize for the funniest book will not be announced for the first time in its 18 year history as none of the novels made the judges laugh. The prize for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2018 is being withheld after the judges decided that the 62 submissions for the coveted prize fell short of the the necessary funny-factor.Organisers announced the decision yesterday meaning that the prize is expected to roll over to next year. The judges admitted that whilst many of the entrants provided a chuckle here and there, none of the submissions really made the panel laugh out loud. There will therefore be no one joining the ranks of P G Wodehouse, or the prize’s previous winners, such as Helen Fielding, Michael Frayn, Howard Jacobson, Marina Lewycka, and Alexander McCall Smith.David Campbell, judge and publisher of Everyman’s Library, said: “My fellow judges and I have decided to withhold the prize this year to maintain the extremely high standards of comic fiction that the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize represents.  read more

Valdano Dispassionate Bale has failed to fill Ronaldos void at Real

first_imgFormer Real Madrid manager Jorge Valdano believes Gareth Bale is not passionate enough and has failed to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.The Welsh winger returned from a calf injury on Sunday evening at the RCDE Stadium to score just three minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute.Bale’s goal helped seal Real a 4-2 La Liga win over RCD Espanyol to allow them to climb up to third-place and the standings.However, the 29-year-old had been expected to stand up this season and fill Ronaldo’s boots at the Santiago Bernabeu after club’s record scorer left for Juventus in a €112m deal last July.Now Valdano has questioned both Bale’s mentality and injury record with the Argentine stating that teenager Vinicius Jnr has instead been the one that’s help fill Ronaldo’s void.“Bale has a tremendous class, but then he disappears, he shows less passion than other players,” Valdano told El Transistor de Onda Cero.“Bale is a player who fights against his body, he does not look like a passionate player,” he added.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He came to occupy the emptiness left by Cristiano and he has not, the one who has occupied that empty place is Vinicius.”Valdano also took the opportunity to praise the in-form Karim Benzema after he found the net twice against Espanyol.“Benzema is in a fantastic moment, he is a silky player, of an exquisite class and the confidence has made him dangerous,” added Valdano.“The whistles have turned into applause and right now he is the greatest value of the team with [Sergio] Ramos and [Luka] Modric.“Benzema is in the best moment of his career”.Los Blancos will next travel to the Estadi Montilivi in Catalonia for the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final against Girona, which they hold a 4-2 aggregate lead in.last_img read more

Brooke first black person elected US senator dies at 95

first_imgBOSTON — Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black person in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas, Brooke’s former chief counsel. Brooke was surrounded by his family. Brooke was elected to the Senate in 1966, becoming the first black to sit in that branch from any state since Reconstruction and one of nine blacks who have ever served there — including Barack Obama. After Obama’s presidential election in 2008, Brooke told The Associated Press he was “thankful to God” that he lived to see it. And with the president on hand in October 2009, Brooke received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award Congress has to honor civilians. “Senator Brooke led an extraordinary life of public service,” Obama said in a statement Saturday. “As the first African-American elected as a state’s Attorney General and first African-American U.S. Senator elected after reconstruction, Ed Brooke stood at the forefront of the battle for civil rights and economic fairness.”last_img read more

Holiday Helping Black Beans

first_img(WSVN) – 7News Holiday Helping is back! In this edition Alex de Armas is joined by Mima, her grandmother, and they show you how to make black bean soup!Your donation will help Feeding South Florida feed hungry families right here in Miami-Dade and Broward.Click above to donate!Did you try this recipe out? Tell us what you think.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

PBS signs MoU with NGO in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: PB Siddhartha Arts and Science College entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ‘Now End Foundation’, an NGO, said the college principal Dr M Ramesh here on Saturday. The principal said that MoU with ‘Now End Foundation’ was intended for a healthy and safe social media use in a constructive way. He said that communication on social media should be with a decent language with correct details of the individual and the details should be restricted to strangers. Also Read – Fit India rally in Vijayawada Advertise With Us However, these days’ social media is used with false details to create panic among the users. The MoU would restrict fake and false messages on the social media, he said. ‘Now End Foundation’ founder R Anil said that they are centrally operating from Hyderabad and their aim was to create awareness among the youth over cyber crimes and they are working in association with the state police department. He said that about ten students would be given training on cyber protection. College director V Babu Rao, dean Rajesh C Jampala, Now End Foundation representative Rajendra, computer science department head Dr Ch Ravikiran, training and placement cell head K Sridhar and students were present.last_img read more

15 Unanswered Questions We Still Have About Twin Peaks

first_imgStay on target Give Some Damn Fine Gifts With This Twin Peaks Gift GuideT-Shirt Tuesday: Best Twin Peaks Shirts We can’t think of a TV show that’s had a bigger gap between seasons than Twin Peaks. David Lynch’s breakthrough 1991 series brought his unique sensibility to the American airwaves and, it can be argued, changed the way dramatic television ran. While it certainly took inspiration from nighttime soaps and serial dramas, the way Twin Peaks flirted with horror, comedy, and melodrama while adopting unusual ways of establishing scenes and characters can be seen in some of today’s greatest shows.Part of the appeal of Twin Peaks was mystery, and Lynch and Frost left plenty of things up in the air throughout. We’re not expecting everything to get wrapped up in a neat little bundle like the idiotic end of Lost, but if we have a whole season to play with we’d like to see at least some of these things figured out.What Killer BOB’s Been Doing For 25 YearsThe third season is supposed to take place 25 years after the original went off the air, and the unforgettable last scene of the series – Dale Cooper returned from the Black Lodge with the spirit of BOB now riding his body like a bike – prophesied grim tidings to come. We’re going to assume that there wasn’t any kind of exorcism conducted in between and he’s been out there raising hell and murdering teenage girls this whole time. Throw in the part where Laura Palmer tells Cooper she’ll “see him in 25 years” and the stage is set for a confrontation.How Time Works In The Black LodgeIn exchange for BOB being allowed to wander the earth in Dale Cooper’s body, Coop’s essence was trapped in the Black Lodge, the mysterious extradimensional realm where spirits must pass through “on the way to perfection.” The show’s legends say that you encounter your “shadow self” there, and without courage, your soul is destroyed. It would be truly sadistic for the show to tell Cooper’s story without a hint of redemption, so we expect the man himself to bust out of the Lodge and back into his own body – or maybe somebody else’s?How It Connects To Lynch’s Other FilmsDavid Lynch has publicly stated that Twin Peaks takes place in the same fictional universe as his movies Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive. Both of those films deal with identity and transformation and share one of Lynch’s main obsessions: the externalization of emotions as physical forces and characters in the world. We’re not asking for a post-credits scene of BOB, Mr. Eddy and the goofed up burned creature behind Winkies all eating a shawarma together or anything, but it’d be neat to explore further into this idea.How Much Major Briggs KnowsOne of the most fascinating and nuanced characters in the show is Major Garland Briggs, the father of surly teen heartthrob Bobby. At first positioned as an uncaring authority figure who is clueless to the insanity going on around him, we soon learn that Briggs has some deep connections to the occult madness that has infected the town. In fact, the Secret History of Twin Peaks book reveals that he was assigned to the Air Force to be stationed there specifically to investigate the unusual goings-on in the place back in the 1970s. How much of Windom Earle’s plans and BOB’s mayhem was the Major privy to?What Happened To Audrey HorneAs played by Sherilyn Fenn, Audrey Horne was the raw libido of Twin Peaks, a predatory teenage seductress with a thing for Dale Cooper. After tying a cherry stem into a knot with her tongue, Audrey goes undercover at One-Eyed Jacks to investigate the murder of Laura Palmer and stand around in fancy lingerie. The show originally wanted to push a romance between her and Cooper, but Kyle MacLachlan shot the idea down. In the second season finale, Audrey chained herself to a bank vault to protest a forest being logged, only to presumably be killed when a bomb exploded. She’s scheduled to come back for the new season, so hopefully we’ll get closure here.How Nadine Got Superhuman StrengthI know, I know, “adrenaline,” but that doesn’t explain everything. When Nadine Hurley attempts suicide by overdosing on pills, she comes out of a coma believing that she’s eighteen again and eventually ends up going back to high school. She’s also nearly immune to pain and insanely strong. While adrenaline can certainly give you quick bursts of superhuman physical energy, it typically doesn’t last for weeks. And there was already something pretty off about Nadine even before the incident. Wendy Robie, who played Nadine, is back for the new season.Who The Father Of Lucy’s Baby IsThere was a lot going on in any given episode of Twin Peaks. One of the many subplots involved receptionist Lucy Moran’s pregnancy. While we first think Deputy Andy’s the man who made the little one, his low sperm count calls that into question and clothing salesman Dick Tremayne comes into the picture. Eventually, she makes the decision just to choose Andy as the father despite not knowing, but unanswered questions are heavy on the ground with this show, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the kid – who is now probably a grown up, terrifyingly – has some sort of role in the third season.Where James WentJames Hurley is one of the most polarizing characters on the show, a brooding bad boy second only to Bobby Briggs in obnoxiousness. And when he busts out a guitar and sings the bizarre “Just You And I” in a falsetto voice, it’s awkward as hell. But when James hopped on his motorcycle and rode out of town towards the end of the second season, the last we heard from him was a postcard from San Francisco. In that, he said he might head off to Mexico, but what kind of shenanigans could a young man with nothing to lose get up to in 25 years? And will his connection with Twin Peaks bring him back home?What Happened To Windom EarleAfter the murder of Laura Palmer was “solved,” the show had to introduce a new antagonist. It did so in the form of Windom Earle, a former FBI agent gone rogue who comes to Twin Peaks to bedevil Coop with a murderous game of chess. Earle’s endgame is to get entrance to the Black Lodge, where he thinks that he’ll be able to pierce the veil of reality and be rewarded with Agent Cooper’s soul in the bargain. BOB isn’t having any of that, though, and the last we see of Earle he’s having his head set afire by the killer. Actor Kenneth Welch isn’t on the list of people cast for the new season, but he hasn’t said he’s not on the show either, so Earle’s fate may still be up in the air.Where Josie Packard’s Spirit IsOne of the big themes of Twin Peaks is the transmigration of souls. Once you’re unmoored from your human body, you can wind up pretty much anywhere – like a log, for instance. When Josie Packard dies in the second season, a bunch of weird stuff happens – Cooper gets a vision of the Black Lodge and BOB, and when her body is found it weighs an impossible 65 pounds. Her face appears in a drawer pull at the Great Northern and then Pete says he sees her in the fireplace. One popular theory is that her spirit was pushed into the wood of the hotel. Joan Chen isn’t returning for the 2017 series, so we might not get closure on this one.What Garmonbozia Is ForIntroduced in Fire Walk With Me, the substance known as garmonbozia is one of the most perplexing elements of the show’s mythos. Manifesting visually as creamed corn, it’s a physical embodiment of pain and suffering that is consumed by BOB and other denizens of the Black Lodge. Much of their activity on this plane of existence is designed to make people produce it, and the town of Twin Peaks seems to be affected by it. We’re not looking for a midichlorians-like over-explanation of what the hell this stuff is, but it’s too tempting a plot device to be left hanging.How Many Spider Bites Leo GotTwin Peaks wasn’t much for feel-good moments, but when Leo Johnson gets tied up by Windom Earle with a cage full of tarantulas suspended over his head one of the show’s biggest dickheads finally got what was coming to him. Leo’s constant presence as a malevolent, perverted sociopath added some much-needed danger to the proceedings, and we’re sad to hear that actor Eric Da Re won’t be coming back for the third season. It’s probably fair to assume that the spiders fell sometime during those 25 years, but hopefully, we’ll get a little bit of closure so we can gloat about a bad dude coming to a bad end.How The Log Lady Talks To The DeadProbably the most iconic Twin Peaks character is Margaret Lanterman, better known as the Log Lady. The quirky widow is always toting around a chunk of wood, in which resides the spirit of her dead lumberjack husband. While the advice she gives Agent Cooper isn’t always pertinent, she’s responsible for the climax of the series when she gives him oil from Glastonbury Grove, allowing him to gain entrance to the Black Lodge. Although actress Catherine Coulson has passed away, she did film some scenes for the 2017 season, so hopefully we’ll learn more about her unusual bond.Who Diane IsAgent Cooper’s frequent tape-recorded narrations to “Diane” helped lead us through the show’s twisty plot, as he explained things for, presumably, review at FBI headquarters. But who is this Diane exactly and how much does she know. Frequent David Lynch collaborator Laura Dern is signed on for the new season of Twin Peaks, and some people are speculating that she’ll play Diane, who has come to town to hunt down Dale Cooper – or the man pretending to be him.How Annie IsThe introduction of Annie Blackburn towards the end of the series perplexed fans – a new female character comes out of nowhere and captivates Agent Cooper? To what ends? She was essentially an avatar of his lost love, Windom Earle’s wife Caroline, and when Earle kidnaps Annie to lure Cooper into the Black Lodge he trades his soul for her safety. We know she makes it out alive and is hospitalized, but the BOB-possessed Cooper’s last spoken words on the show – “How’s Annie?” – make us pretty afraid for her safety.last_img read more

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first_img Share Tweet Submit Logitech is offering massive discounts on some of its popular products including the MX Anywhere 2 and MX Master wireless mice. But that’s not all, keyboards and audio gear has been discounted too.Stock Up on Great Accessories from Logitech Such as the MX Master Mouse at Extremely Reasonable Discounts for a Limited Period of TimeWhen it comes to PC accessories, Logitech manages to creep into pretty much everyone’s list these days. But of course, some of the company’s top tier accessories cost a fortune. Thankfully though, Logitech hosts a sale from time to so that everyone can get a taste of the best there is in the business. Let’s dive in and see what’s on offer today.Starting things off is a discount on the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 wireless mobile mouse. Usually, it costs around $79.99, but it’s down to just $55.19, which means you end up saving 31% in the process, or $24.80. Moving on, there’s a discount on the legendary Logitech MX Master wireless mouse as well, which is down to just $58.40 from its original price of $99.99. That’s a massive 42% discount up front, or $41.59 off. Keep in mind that this discount is applicable to the Navy color variant.Logitech is also discounting its keyboard + mouse combos today as well. This includes the Logitech MK710, which is down to just $49.19 from its original price of $99.99. If you think that the price is a little too steep, then the Logitech Desktop MK120 is discounted from $15.91 to $12.72 as well. Of course, it’s nothing like the MK710, but it will get the job done admirably.Looking to boost the audio credentials of your insanely epic gaming setup? Logitech has your back in this department too. The Logitech Z906 5.1 surround sound speaker system is seeing a massive discount, bringing the price down to just $199.99 from $399. If that doesn’t fit your budget at all, then the Logitech Z333 2.1 speaker system will. It’s down to just $52.24 from $79.99, and packs a good amount of punch if the reviews are to be believed.Last but not the least, the Logitech H800 Bluetooth wireless headset with built-in mic has been discounted to $51.19 from $69.99. It packs a punch and is perfect for those times when you get way too intimate with the game that you are playing.last_img read more

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