Hospital waiting lists in England hit record highs | The Citizen

The number of people waiting to receive treatment in England’s state-run health service has hit at an all-time high of 7.1 million people, official figures showed Thursday. Struggling to clear backlogs from the pandemic, the National Health Service (NHS) is recording long waits for tests — including for cancer — and routine and emergency care. … Read more

True North: Bruce Cockburn, Canada’s Forgotten Singer-Songwriter

When the singer-songwriter school took shape at the close of the 1960s, two expatriate Canadians, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, rose to the head of the class. Try to name another Canadian from the singer-songwriter movement. You may come up with Leonard Cohen or Gordon Lightfoot. If you are an actual Canadian, you may even … Read more

Cobra Kai’s Alicia Hannah-Kim Was “Horrified” After Elbowing Peyton List’s Face

While Silver and Da-Eun share the “No Mercy” philosophy of Cobra Kai, they differ in terms of their motivations. Whereas Terry wants to take over the Valley and settle old scores with Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), Da-Eun is hellbent on restoring her family’s honor on a much larger scale, which … Read more

‘Patients die while waiting’ – Lists for surgeries at Joburg hospitals continue to grow | The Citizen

While the cause of the fire that damaged Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and contributed to the current backlog is still unanswered, the waiting list to undergo surgery at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto continues to grow. Yesterday, Gauteng department of health spokesperson Motalatale Modiba said the department could not comment on … Read more

Universal Truths and Cycles: An Appreciation of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices

BMI, the music-publishing giant, names Robert E. Pollard Jr. as author of 2,485 songs, an alphabetic list that begins with “1 Years Old” and ends with “ZX35 Pow.” AllMusic lists 120 albums, singles, and EPs Pollard has released with Guided By Voices, and twenty-seven albums associated with his own name. And that’s not all of … Read more