It took a year but Zhong kept her pledge. Das arrived in Toronto on Feb. 15, 2017. Ten months later, on Dec. 14, she gathered at Toronto General with her medical team and her mother, Ajanta, for an afternoon celebration to toast their many successes — and to say goodbye. Das will soon return to Bangladesh, healthy and happy and able — once again — to eat ice cream and cookies, her favourite foods.
Popi Rani Das came to Toronto because of a promise. It was made nearly two years ago in a cramped hospital room on a top floor of the Acid Survivors Foundation Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Das, then 27, had spent seven years in that room, in pain and often sick, after her husband gave her a glass of acid to drink. The clear, odourless liquid — Das had thought it was water — burned away her entire esophagus and most of her stomach.
But for those who are curious about the number of calories that lurk in these chocolaty treats, I sent a much-loved hot chocolate from Soma and an equally popular one from Cacao 70 to the lab for nutritional analysis. Clearly, these drinks are meant to be delicious and I realize some of you might not want to know the calorie counts (please, don’t label me a Grinch).
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".