New Intermountain Health Layton Ambulatory Surgery Center Improves Access to Lower-Cost Procedures

Intermountain Health unveils new Ambulatory Surgery Center at Layton Hospital campus, improving Davis County residents access to lower-cost procedures

Intermountain Health is opening a new ambulatory surgery center in Layton, Utah to enhance access to lower cost outpatient procedures for residents.

The new state-of-the-art surgery center is located on the Intermountain Layton Hospital Campus. It has four operating rooms that can handle more patients daily and is better equipped to accommodate future changes in surgical technology.

Thanks to advancements in technique and equipment, many surgical procedures that typically have required patients to be in the hospital for several days to recover, can now have a patient home shortly after the procedure.

“We know that people heal better when they are close to home and having this resource in Davis County helps ensure patients can be at home faster where they heal best,” said Mike Clark, executive leader for surgery centers at Intermountain Health. “This location means people won’t have to travel far to get the care they need.”

Since the ambulatory surgery center procedures are done outside of a hospital setting and doesn’t require the overhead for long stays, it helps lower the cost associated with the surgery.

This is one of three ambulatory surgery centers Intermountain Health is opening across Utah this year. Surgeries at the new Layton campus are expected to begin in August.

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information or updates, see

Manel Msalmi: Championing Justice – The Journey of a Human Rights Defender

Manel Msalmi, president of the European Association for the Defense of Minorities, is a dedicated human rights defender advocating for gender equality and minority rights across MENA, South Asia, and Europe. Despite facing threats, her resilience and commitment to justice have inspired many, fostering collective action and amplifying marginalized voices to create a more inclusive world.

Championing Justice: The Journey of Manel Msalmi, A Human Rights Defender

“It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. Never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.” – Desmond Tutu

Adversity and injustice, unfortunately, overshadow the world we currently live in. Despite that, some individuals manage to rise to challenge the status quo. Over the last few years, Manel Msalmi has been standing tall as one of those individuals. Her work as the president of the European Association for the Defense of Minorities and a researcher in international relations has been path-breaking, to say the least. She has become a beacon of hope for many and a catalyst for change.

Commitment to Women’s Rights

One of Manel Msalmi’s most notable achievements has been her commitment as a women’s rights activist in MENA, South Asia, and Europe. She has advocated for gender equality in the European institutions, at the UN headquarters in Geneva and New York, as well as in Washington, DC. Manel Msalmi has created waves with her work as the president of the European Association for the Defense of Minorities. She rightly emphasized the ongoing destruction of Ukraine and human suffering. The issue of equal pay and job opportunities in Ukraine is raised by her. She asked all the right questions back then, all of which hold relevance even to this day.

Deep-Seated Belief in Equality

At the heart of Manel Msalmi’s work lies a deep-seated belief in the inherent worth and equality of all individuals, a concept that unfortunately a huge part of the world does not partake in. Whether advocating for the rights of refugees, championing gender equality, or standing up against discrimination, her efforts resonate with compassion and conviction. Every action she has taken has always been rooted in a desire to create a more just and inclusive world for all.

Spirit of Resilience

Realistically, Manel Msalmi’s impact extends far beyond her achievements on paper. She embodies the spirit of resilience in the face of adversity, often having to risk her safety to speak truth to power. Despite facing threats, intimidation, and personal sacrifices, she remains steadfast in her dedication to her cause. How many of us can honestly say we would make such sacrifices for the rights of the downtrodden?

Inspiration to Others

Having said all this, it can be safe to assume that Manel Msalmi’s work serves as an inspiration to others as well, igniting a spark of activism within and beyond her community. By engaging with diverse stakeholders and fostering dialogue, these people have cultivated a sense of solidarity and collective action, amplifying the voices of the marginalized. Truth be told, our society needs more such inspiring heroes to do what Ms. Manel Msalmi is doing.

An Ongoing Journey

As we celebrate the accomplishments of Manel Msalmi, it is crucial to recognize that her work is far from over. In this ever-evolving landscape of challenges and injustices, her role remains indispensable. It is incumbent upon us all to stand in solidarity with exceptional individuals like her, in order to amplify our voices and to be the upholders of a world where human beings are universally respected, regardless of their gender, race, color, or nationality.

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Mango AI Improves User Experience With the Launch of a “Background Remover”

Mango Animate Upgrades Mango AI with a “background remover” tool.

Recently, Mango Animate upgraded Mango AI with a background remover feature, making it easy for content creators to match their content by changing backgrounds. This is something that will make video creation more efficient and exciting. The tool is designed to make the editing of videos’ backgrounds fast and easy, even for beginners. It is an editing software suitable for professional and personal use.

This background remover tool will enable users to work on different digital media projects, not just videos. Photography is one of the digital media niches that will need this software. The platform will also come in handy for other digital areas such as social media, marketing, training, sales, entertainment, and education.

What is more appealing about this editing tool is its ease of use. Users can edit their photos to remove the background in just two steps – no technical skills needed, which makes it beginner-friendly. Just upload the picture and click “Remove Background,” and the old background is gone.

Mango AI’s background remover has exciting features, such as customized backgrounds, offering a vast range of backgrounds from which to select. Users can also work on the background independently and upload it onto this platform. The ability to download the modified photo is another notable attribute. After removing the background (and probably after adding a new one), users can download the image. This ensures that users are not limited to how and where to use their work media.

“With the option to upload their own background, we have enabled our platform users to be more flexible and to give a personal touch to their content. We also want content creators to have more control over their work,” said Winston Zhang, CEO of Mango Animate, when asked about the customized background editor.

Therefore, background remover is a feature geared towards improving user experience on Mango AI, which makes content creation easier and more fun.

To learn more about how to remove background, please visit Mango AI.

About Mango Animate

Mango Animate is a young and innovative animation video and gif maker, full of creativity and passion for fun and lively animated videos. Packed with a rich library of free media and templates, Mango Animate offers ready-to-go tools and elements to create stunning animated videos for any use, from education to marketing, appealing to all age groups. The software is dedicated to making video creation more accessible to everyone.

KCM Trade Thailand Seminar: Empowering Investors with Market Insights

Mr. Ken is not only rich in investment experience but is also one of Thailand’s most renowned investment mentors, possessing deep insights into the investment field. His outstanding and captivating presentation skills attracted numerous investors in Bangkok, bringing them together to learn and absorb valuable professional knowledge and skills.

Moreover, Mr. Ken’s teachings extend beyond theoretical knowledge; his guidance has been practically applied in the field of foreign currency trading. This seminar offered clients a rare opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of forex trading, using Mr. Ken’s extensive expertise and successful experience in the industry to guide them on their investment path towards success.

KCM Trade is a shining star in the international financial market and a pioneer in exceptional investment education. In recent years, it has shown remarkable achievements and contributions in the field of investment education. We have meticulously planned and hosted a series of highly practical seminars while delivering a range of high-quality investment education content designed to precisely meet the market needs of investors, helping them achieve significant leaps in investment knowledge and skills.

Particularly in Thailand, the core of the Southeast Asian market, KCM Trade spares no effort in introducing cutting-edge industry technology, continuously exploring and attempting innovative investment education models aimed at providing more professional and branded investment education services to a wide range of investors. These relentless efforts have not only earned widespread praise and recognition from users but have also gradually expanded KCM Trade’s market influence and business scope into broader areas.

KCM Trade remains committed to its original mission, dedicated to providing practical guidance and strategies to global clients through a series of meticulously planned seminars, helping them achieve outstanding investment results in the rapidly changing financial markets. The company steadfastly advances comprehensive financial education for traders, recognizing the core role of collaborative learning in enhancing individual capabilities. Looking ahead, KCM Trade will continue to pour effort into offering more comprehensive and professional trading skills training and in-depth industry analysis to meet the growing needs of clients and lead them towards a more brilliant investment journey.


Tata ClassEdge and Anjuman-I-Islam: Pioneering a New Era of Education Together

This collaboration aims to integrate ClassEdge Prime, an advanced digital education platform, into the school’s framework to significantly enhance both learning and teaching experiences.

The collaboration with Tata ClassEdge represents a major step towards digital transformation for Anjuman-I-Islam schools and ensures learners, irrespective of privilege, have access to the most advanced digital solutions and tools to improve future readiness. The industry-first, collaborative, and immersive digital classroom platform offers curriculum-mapped content, state-of-the-art hardware, teacher training and support services. CE Prime provides rich teaching-learning resources, analytics, and a comprehensive ecosystem for effective teaching, management, assessment, and learning.

Commenting on the partnership, Padma awardee Dr. Zahir Kazi, President of Anjuman-I-Islam Group, said, Our collaboration with Tata ClassEdge aligns with our mission to provide top-tier education to a diverse student body, including those from marginalised section of the society. Leveraging advanced technologies and digital resources, we aim to bridge educational divide and enhance the overall learning experience.

Anish Raghunandan, CEO of Tata ClassEdge, says, The implementation of CE Prime is designed to provide a best-in-class digital education platform for the classrooms in Anjuman-I-Islam schools. Our platform enhances the learning experience for students, transforms teachers into digital experts and collaborators and empowers them with rich teaching resources that engage multiple types of learners. Aligned with NEP 2020, Tata ClassEdge supports both teachers and students to adapt to digital advancements and more importantly, cultivate a joy of learning that is lasting.

This next-generation digital classroom platform brings immense benefits to both students and teachers. Content and multimedia mapped to the curriculum lighten the load on lesson planning and create engaging classroom journeys. Foundational and core educational concepts are reinforced in TCEs proprietary Multiple Learning Experiences model, accommodating diverse learning styles. Interactive quizzes, complex topics visualised in 3D and reinforcements in different formats ensure that all types of learners benefit from the teaching-learning process. The user-friendly interface aids school management with analytics, regular content updates, competency-based assessments and technical and academic support to ensure continuity in the classroom.

This platform is designed to evolve with Anjuman-I-Islam Group’s long-term educational goals. The deployment includes installation of full digital classroom infrastructure, access to over 2 lakh digital assets in English and vernacular content, Go-live training and orientation, and ongoing teacher training to ensure educators are fully equipped to utilise the platform.

About Anjuman I Islam
Anjuman-I-Islam, Mumbai (AIM) – a prestigious and venerable Educational and Social Trust was established in 1874. With an illustrious legacy spanning over 150 years, AIM stands as the oldest minority educational conglomerate in India, renowned for its unwavering commitment to empowering marginalised sections of society and advancing women’s education. AIM is deeply driven by the principles of inclusivity, equality, and secularism, ensuring that every individual, irrespective of their background or belief, and socio-economic background, has equal access to exceptional educational opportunities and resources.

About Tata ClassEdge
Tata ClassEdge (TCE), a subsidiary of Tata Industries Ltd., was the first EdTech organisation in India to provide textbook-mapped content to Indian schools that were affiliated to the national and state boards. TCE is currently in its 12th year of operations and its classroom solution is present in 2,000+ schools and used by 1,50,000 teachers and 1.7 million students across India.


Coming Soon: The Thriller-Crime Debut Novel, “The Ambition”

 Coming soon: the thriller-crime debut novel, The Ambition, by Yvonne Blackwood.

A compelling, vivid, and amazing tale of ambition that goes awry when a son tries to grow the business he inherited from his father too quickly, and big business conspires against him.

Quilloration Enterprise/Yvonne Blackwood is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of The Ambition.

In the hustle and bustle of 1990s Toronto, John Cippione and his older brother Carmine take over their hard-working Italian immigrant father’s small heating and air-conditioning company. John is determined to propel the business into the big leagues and finally have the lavish lifestyle he craves, so the brothers join forces with a powerful land development company.

But when an industry player sets out to bankrupt them, they risk tarnishing their father’s name and losing the legacy he entrusted to them. With everything crashing down around them, they must scramble to survive in a dangerous game of adultery, murder, and ruthless ambition.

“The Ambition is a riveting story of high-finance business deals, Italian family ties, an illicit romance, and murder. You won’t soon forget Connie, Lorenzo, and the other vivid characters who populate this unique tale.” -Marcia Trahan, author of Mercy: A Memoir of Medical Trauma and True Crime Obsession.

About the author:
Yvonne Blackwood is an award-winning short story writer and the author of four non-fiction books – Into Africa: A Personal Journey, Will That Be Cash or Cuffs? Into Africa: the Return, and College Life of a Retired Senior. She published three children’s picture books in the Nosey Charlie Adventure series. She has contributed stories to several anthologies, including Human Kindness and Canadian Voices. She has published articles in magazines, including More of Our Canada, Adelaide, and Green Prints. Blackwood enjoyed an illustrious banking career with the Royal Bank of Canada, where she held several managerial positions, including Bank Manager, Commercial Credit Advisor, and Community Banking Advisor. She retired after thirty-seven years.

The publisher, Friesen Press, is a Canadian publishing company that publishes fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.

The Ambition will be available in hardcover, softcover and eBook formats and will be sold at major booksellers.

Approximately 320 Pages

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