Author: Biz India

From the Manila US Embassy: US Visa Application Procedure

From the Manila US Embassy: (First of Two Parts)       US Visa Application Procedure By Kumar Balani NEW YORK, NY – With about four million Filipinos now living in the United States, visiting the United States with a nonimmigrant visa is one step you can take to determine if it is a country you want to live in for good, and then explore further what avenues are available for you to obtain lawful permanent residence. This article deals with obtaining a nonimmigrant US visa. This is what you need to do when you are seeking a nonimmigrant visa for...

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Book Review: Endoscopy of the GI Tract – A Training Manual

Editors: Berthold Block MD, Guido Schachschal MD, and Hartmut Schmidt MD Publisher: Thieme – 194 pages + 774 illustrations + 56 tables Book Review by: Nano Khilnani This book was published in 2004, and today 14 years later in 2018, perhaps there are endoscopes that have greater capabilities than the ones described in this book. Regardless, the examination of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has come a long way since more than two centuries ago in 1806 when the German scientist Philip Bozzini introduced the Lichtleiter which translated into English means ‘light conductor’. Bozzini’s scope was also used by urologists...

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Book Review: Minimally-Invasive Spine Fusion – Techniques and Operative Nuances

Editor: Mick J. Perez-Cruet MD Co-Editors: Rudolf W. Beisse MD, Luiz Pimenta MD, and Daniel H. Kim MD. Publisher: Thyme – 774 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani On spine surgery, the editor Dr. Mick J. Perez-Cruet begins this book by writing in the Preface: Much like the cables on a suspension bridge, the paraspinal muscles and ligaments play a key role in the long-term health of the spine. The complex interactive physiology and biomechanics of the vertebrae, discs, muscles and ligaments makes preserving these structures a vital part of treating spine pathology. Disrupting one of these elements can...

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Book Review: The Cambridge History of Ireland – 4 Volumes

Editors: Volume I (600-1550) – 648 pages – Brendan Smith Volume II (1550-1730) –787 pages – Jane Ohlmeyer Volume III (1730-1880) – 851 pages – James Kelly Volume IV (1880 – 2016) – 969 pages – Thomas Bartlett Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 3,255 total pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram This is truly a monumental undertaking by four accomplished editors named above and 107 authors (including the editors) who wrote the 97 chapters within 18 Parts of this four-volume book of extensive and intensive coverage of the more than 14 centuries (1,416 years) of the history of Ireland...

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Book Review: 5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology

Editors: Afif Osseiran, Jose F. Monserrat, and Patrick Marsch Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 406 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram In this book published (probably early) in 2016, the Foreword writers Mischa Dohler and Takehiro Nakamura state that information communications technology (ICT) has settled into the fourth round or 4G because of the success of 2G and 3G, and “are leading to the consensus on the fifth-generation (5G) mobile systems. These successes started off as a movement of telephony to the mobile environment, and have, by 2015, already brought the Internet into the end user’s hand.” Professor Dohler,...

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