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Ontario Tories’ point man on health care wants more innovation

Posted on 20 June 2018 by admin

The Progressive Conservatives point man on health care doesn’t buy that the appetite for health services and resources is insatiable.

“There is a concept that demand for health care is infinite. That’s not true. It’s not infinite. It’s just that we are so far behind it looks infinite,” Dr. Rueben Devlin said.

As a member of Premier-designate Doug Ford’s transition team and his top adviser on health policy, it’s Devlin’s job to not only help the system meet current demand, but also to transform it so it is prepared for a doubling of the senior population in two decades.

In an interview given just days before Ford won the election, Devlin, former president of the Ontario PC Party, described his vision for the future of health care in Ontario. He clarified that his opinions are only advice.

Meeting the needs of a growing and aging population — and one with an increasing number of dementia patients — starts with having a long-term vision, Devlin explained.

He said the Progressive Conservative vision places an emphasis on: making more health care available outside of hospitals; improving integration as patients move from hospital to home and throughout the rest of the health system; increasing innovation and making better use of technology; and improving access to patient records.

Told that sounds a lot like the vision of previous governments, Devlin said the Tories would do a much better job of implementing it.

What distinguishes the Progressive Conservatives from other parties, Devlin said, is that they have the “political will to modernize our system by creating real integrated care.”

As well, they have experience in developing “the hospital of tomorrow,” he added.

For 17 years, until the end of 2016, Devlin was president of Humber River Hospital. During that time, he oversaw a massive redevelopment, which transformed the hospital into what he describes as one of the most technologically advanced on the continent.

Devlin said Ford tapped him to be his health care adviser because of his track record at Humber. The former orthopedic surgeon said he focused on making Humber a leader in delivering “patient and family centred care” by having high standards in quality, safety, efficiency and customer service.

“That is what a Doug Ford government would like to make happen for the province,” Devlin said.

Devlin and Ford also share a strong personal connection. When Ford’s younger brother — the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford — became ill, it was to Humber he went. Devlin helped Doug stickhandle the media throughout the ordeal. It was Devlin who revealed to reporters that Rob had a tumour.

Key to long-term planning is ensuring that the many health care sectors have sufficient capacity and long-term stable funding, Devlin said, echoing a request of hospitals, long-term care homes and home-care agencies. Getting the capacity balance right between these different sectors is how scarce health dollars are used wisely, he noted.

Devlin acknowledged that the next government would have to hit the ground running in addressing the problem of “hallway medicine.” Overcrowded hospitals are a well-known symptom of an out-of-balance health system.

Too many elderly patients are stuck in hospitals, even though they no longer require acute care, because there is not enough home care, community care and long-term care.

Devlin said Ford’s election platform — which include more long-term care beds, mental health services and dental services for seniors — will help take pressure off hospitals.

He said he also liked solutions to hallway medicine, proposed by health-care leaders, in a recent Star feature. He repeatedly echoed a line from that story by Dr. Danielle Martin, vice-president of Women’s College Hospital, who said Ontario’s health system is built upon a “20th-century model” and requires “21st-century solutions” to work better.

Devlin said he likes “reactivation centres,” which are a new model of care the province began using last winter. These are facilities into which frail, elderly patients can move when they no longer need hospital care. They get rehab there and some do so well that they no longer need long-term care.

Devlin said supportive housing and earlier interventions for people with mental health and addictions problems can also help prevent trips to the emergency department.

“I hope that maybe I surprised you by how progressive we are with our health care policy,” he said.


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Happy Father’s Day: Alia Bhatt, Anushka, Sonam wish their dads

Posted on 20 June 2018 by admin

Celebrities took their social media handle to wish their respective dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’.

Here what they tweeted:-

Abhishek Bachchan shared a heart-warming picture of his father holding his hands and helping him walk when he was a baby. “For holding my hand and guiding my through it all….For teaching my by leading by example….For still holding my hand and for your unending love and support.Happy Father’s Day! Love you Pa,” Abhishek captioned the photo.

Amitabh Bachchan also shared a picture of his parents on Twitter, saying that every day is about his father and mother.

Ranveer Singh posted a sweet picture of him with his father. “Pappi to Pappa #happyfathersday #mainman,” he wrote in his tweet.

Alia Bhatt shared the cutest childhood picture with her dad Mahesh Bhatt. “Love you daddy-friend Happy Father’s Day,” she wrote.

Anushka shared a lovely picture from her wedding when her father kissed her forehead.

As Ranbir Kapoor is not on social media, Rishi Kapoor shared a wonderful childhood picture of his two children, Ranbir and Riddhima

Sonam Kapoor shared an adorable picture of her as a baby and her excited father Anil Kapoor. “Happy Father’s Day to my main man! To have you as a role model has been my greatest gift and I wish I had words to tell you how much I love you daddy,” she wrote in the tweet.

Farhan Akhtar shared a happy family photo with his daughters, Shakhya and Akira.

Soha Ali Khan also shared a picture of husband Kunal Kemmu with daughter Inaaya. “Like father like daughter happy father’s day !!,” she captioned the photo.

Akshay Kumar shared a picture of how his daughter Nitara decorated his face with some of her artworks. “Been reading and loving your innovative suggestions. Meanwhile found a quick-fix, keeping Nitara entertained being her unicorn pin-board. Happiness is in all these little moments,” he wrote in a tweet.

Director Karan Johar shared a photo of his father Yash Johar and a video of his twins Yash and Roohi. He tried to make them say ‘Happy Father’s Day’.


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Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor Khan look adorable in their latest ad shoot

Posted on 20 June 2018 by admin

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan have always been one of our favourite Bollywood couples. The two have always managed to give us major couple goals, ever since the time they started dating to their wedding and now being proud parents of li’l son Taimur. Despite their busy work schedules, Saif and Kareena make sure to spend some quality time together and often head out for those fun family vacations. Chilling in London currently, #Saifeena are there with munchkin Taimur Ali Khan. While most of us thought it was a just family outing for the Pataudis in London, soon we realised there’s work happening there too.

Saif and Kareena recently shot for an ad there. Their cute pictures from the same have already gone viral on the internet. One has Saif playing the guitar for Bebo. In the other one she’s seen laughing and blushing. Ah, such romantics these two are!


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Anand Ahuja’s perfect birthday gift to his lovely wife Sonam

Posted on 20 June 2018 by admin

Anand Ahuja knows how to make his lovely wife Sonam Kapoor happy. He has a perfect birthday gift for Sonam as well as for the entire Kapoor girls who are also in London to enjoy vacation.

Anand bought tickets for Beyonce’s concert and made Sonam and the Kapoor girls, Janhvi, Khushi and Anshula happy.

Sonam Kapoor shared on her social media handle about Anand best birthday gift ever. She also thanked Anand for his thoughtful gesture and wrote in an Instagram story, “Thanks so so much @anandahuja for the best night ever with my girls! @beyonce and #jayz were amazing! Best birthday gift ever!!”

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja got married on May 8 followed by a grand reception. On June 9, Sonam celebrated her first birthday post wedding with husband Anand Ahuja in London. Rhea Kapoor also joined the couple.


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Nick Jonas’ brother opens up about Priyanka Chopra

Posted on 20 June 2018 by admin

American pop star Nick Jonas (25) and Priyanka Chopra (35) have been painting New York city red with their back-to-back date nights and lunches. Priyanka and Nick’s romantic escapades reportedly started at the Met Gala last year, which the duo attended together. Priyanka and Nick have now been spotted spending quality time with each other several times. Nick also took Priyanka as his date to his cousin’s wedding recently, making their relationship public. The two celebrities often indulge in some social media PDA as well with mushy comments on each other’s posts and pictures. After sources, close to both Nick and Priyanka, claimed that Cupid has struck between the gorgeous artistes, the latest to comment on their relationship is Nick’s brother Kevin Jonas.

Kevin was asked what he felt about Priyanka and Nick by a leading portal recently, to which the pop star said, “We have met her in the past. She is super awesome. But, that’s Nick’s thing and he can say what he wants to say.”  Well, seems like the family already loves her!

An American musician, actor, and entrepreneur, Kevin rose to fame as a member of the pop rock band the Jonas Brothers, alongside his brothers Joe and Nick. The band appeared in the widely successful musical television film Camp Rock (2008) and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) as well as two of their own series, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream (2008–2010) and Jonas (2009–2010).


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Alia Bhatt dines with Ranbir’s family, walks hand-in-hand with Samara

Posted on 13 June 2018 by admin

Alia Bhatt is growing closer to Ranbir Kapoor as well as his family. On Saturday night, the ‘Highway’ actress was caught on a dinner date with beau Ranbir, Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Sahni and her daughter Samara. Alia was dressed in a white outfit, colour co-ordinated with Ranbir’s niece.

Holding samara’s hand, Alia is seen making exit from the restaurant while Ranbir and his family followed the two. Apart from exchanging gifts and sharing comments on social media, Alia has also started to spend time with the Kapoor family to know them more closely.

Alia is the choice of the Kapoor family and they have accepted to make Alia their bahu. Recently, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni gifted a special bracelet to Alia and the latter also has gifted the sweet niece of her lover, Samara an adorable hamper.

In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Ranbir admitted being in love with Alia.

“It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to over speak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space. As an actor, as a person, Alia is — what’s the right word — flowing right now. When I see her work, when I see her act, even in life, what she gives is something that I’m aspiring to for myself,” he said.

About falling in love again, Ranbir said, “It always comes with a lot of excitement. It’s a new person, it comes with new beats. Old tricks become new tricks again – you know, being charming and romantic, all of that. I think I’m more balanced today. I value relationships more. I can appreciate hurt and what it does to a person much more than I could a couple years back.”

Talking about the past affair of Alia and Ranbir, the ‘Raazi’ actress dated Sidharth Malhotra earlier while Ranbir Kapoor was romantically linked up with Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif.

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ABC issues apology statement after Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico receives flak from Indians

Posted on 13 June 2018 by admin

 Priyanka Chopra, who is currently seen in ABC Studios’ crime drama Quantico, recently, came under fire over an episode. The episode titled ‘The Blood of Romeo’ showed Indian nationalists framing against Pakistan in a terror plot. This episode invited wrath against the makers, the network and Priyanka Chopra over their episode. This offended many Indians and Priyanka Chopra received a lot of flak for the same. Now, ABC Network has offered an apology to the fans over the episode.

ABC issued the statement which read, “ABC Studios and the executive producers of ‘Quantico’ would like to extend an apology to our audience who were offended by the most recent episode, ‘The Blood of Romeo.’ The episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who didn’t create the show, nor does she write or direct it. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series.”

“Quantico is a work of fiction. The show has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case we inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone,” the statement read.

The Blood of Romeo synopsis read, “When a physics professor at a major U.S. university steals weaponized uranium, the team scrambles to find the professor and the missing uranium before it can be used against an important international summit meeting in New York City.”

Quantico returned with its third season on April 26 with an abbreviated season. The show picked up three years later from where it left off last season and has even taken Kerry Washington’s Scandal slot. But, it seems like the shift in the day from Sunday to Thursday and revamp of the show did not work. This season, a new showrunner came on board. While the show hasn’t been big on live + same day viewing, Quantico has done well in delayed viewing with a solid international seller for the ABC studios thanks to Priyanka Chopra’s massive following.

Now, in its third season and with low ratings, ABC decided to cancel Quantico. The third season will air the rest of episodes. The season finale, which is the 13th episode, will be the series finale. Quantico stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Russell Tovey as Harry Doyle, Alan Powell as Mike McQuigg, with Marlee Matlin as Jocelyn Turner and Blair Underwood as Owen Hall.

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“Entertainment is a very brutal business.” – Jacqueline Fernandez

Posted on 13 June 2018 by admin

Jacqueline Fernandez is currently gearing up for the release of her next Race 3 which is an action thriller. With this film, Jacqueline will once again be reuniting with Salman Khan in Race 3. It was almost a decade ago when the actress started her journey in Bollywood and ever since then, there has been no looking back for her. But due to her credit, Jacqueline sure has seen her share of struggle in the industry being an outsider to which she admits that it’s not easy considering the cut-throat competition in the business.

Talking about the same, Jacqueline said, “We are living in a cut-throat world and entertainment is a very brutal business where every Friday things change. There is no foolproof formula of success or failure here, but the result gives you the reality check every week,.”

She further added, “At times we get demotivated at so many different levels because everything changes on Friday — fans, idea and loyalty. When things go right consistently, we tend to forget that it is a very fickle world where we are just a moment away from the opposite side of success,”

Talking about her upcoming film, Jacqueline says that Race 3 is not the continuation of Race 2. On the plot of the film and her character, she told, “It is a different story of a family where the narration has elements of mystery, power struggle, betrayal and suspense. Jessica fights hard, her punch is real punch, her gun fight is raw! It is great to see that we are getting the opportunity to project ourselves like real fighters and are as strong as our male counterparts. My character fights the way a girl would fight in real life if she is attacked.”

Race 3 also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem. The film is slated for its release on June 15.

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Soon-to-be wedded Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone buy a house

Posted on 13 June 2018 by admin

As Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will take saat pheras on November 19th, the couple is busy looking for a suitable love nest where they can settle down after wedding. The couple have also checked an apartment at Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s building but finally he has zeroed upon a house in Bandra’s Shri Apartments.

It’s the same apartment complex where Ranveer Singh is currently residing with his parents and sister. While, the Singh owns the 6th, 7th & 8th floor of the building, Ranveer Singh has now purchased the 4th floor of the building.

It is now learnt that their love nest is being decorated as the choice of the soon-to-be wedding couple.

Deepika Padukone has already started wedding for their big day. The ‘Piku’ actress hits the shop for her wedding with her mom Ujjala Padukone. Yesterday, the actress was clicked coming out of a jewellery shop in Bandra. Deepika was dressed in an anarkali while her mom donned a white salwar kameez.

The actress also helped Ranveer’s parents to select jewellery for her. The wedding venue has not finalized but most probably the wedding will take place in Mumbai. The couple wanted a destination wedding but the actor’s parents wanted the wedding to be held in Mumbai as most of their friends and relatives are based in Mumbai.

A source informs “Ranveer and Deepika wanted a destination wedding, but, the actor’s parents are keen it takes place in Mumbai. Reason? Most of Singh family’s relatives live in Mumbai and Delhi and they do not want them to miss out on the celebrations.”

Adds the source, “The wedding will take place as per South Indian rituals and high profile venues such as Taj Lands End, Four Seasons and St Regis are being considered as the venue. The wedding ceremony will be followed by a grand reception.”

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Bipasha Basu admitted to Hinduja healthcare

Posted on 06 June 2018 by admin

Bipasha Basu was rushed to Hinduja Healthcare following acute respiratory problems. Since the past few days, the actress was facing problem in breathing and now she was undergoing treatment at Hinduja healthcare under the senior Pulmonologist Dr Kinjal Modi.

Since the past few days, Bipasha is making rounds of the hospital and finally she was admitted yesterday. Family members and friends are tight-lipped about it.

Here’s wishing the actress a speedy recovery!

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