In a bid to recapture lost ground in the smartphone market Nokia Corp. has unveiled its first Windows-based cell phones in London today. Lumia 800 and 710, based on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows software, will be accompanied by four other smartphones.
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R. Kavidas, a student of Jaffna University, has been attacked by thugs at Poonaryn Junction at Paranthan yesterday (25th). The student received serious injuries on his head and was admitted to Killinochchi Hospital. However, as his condition was serious he was transferred to Jaffna Base Hospital later.
A 20 feet wide road is being constructed in a reserve zone of Wilpattu National Park to facilitate supporters of a powerful minister to engage in cultivations. Already, trees have been cut and a kilo meter wide area of the reserve has been cleared.
The road is to be constructed on a 20 kilo meter stretch from the right side of the main gate of the National Park and another stretch of 75 kilo meters to its north.
Despite screening programmes for a range of cancers help doctors make a diagnosis sooner, they also run the risk of false positives; diagnosing someone with cancer when they are healthy states a study in the UK. The evidence for breast cancer screening in the UK is being reviewed amid controversy about the measure’s effectiveness.
The NHS says screening saves lives, but other researchers have argued that it may cause more harm than good.
The national cancer director for England, Prof Mike Richards, announced in the British Medical Journal that he will lead a review. He said he was taking the “current controversy very seriously”.
Col Muammar Gaddafi was buried in a secret desert grave at dawn yesterday (25th) report foreign media. Gaddafi was killed by a NATO attack and his body together with that of his son Mutassim and former defense minister, Abu Bakr Younis had been on public display in a meat locker in Misurata for four days before they were buried. [Read more…]