July 20th, 2017

Initial Gps, Where Do You Find Them}

Initial GPS, Where Do You Find Them


Does a GPS unit need a Garmin logo on its back to be considered an efficient device? The answer is of course not. In fact, when it comes to the retail industry, name can often just be an excuse to add hundreds maybe even thousands more to a products price tag. Many consumers get caught up in the hype simply because through the television, Internet and magazines theyve had a chance to become more familiar with the brand names. Well, there are plenty of GPS brands that are not as well-known that are still wonderful devices. This article will talk about one of them, the Initial GPS models.

Initial GPSes are some of the most hard-to-find GPS brands in the market. Perhaps this might be due to the fact that Initial Technology, the company making them, is actually a business geared towards making entertainment devices. This seems to show in a couple of Initial GPS devices, but in a good way. These models, the Initial GPS GD-72, (which costs $449.99), the Initial GPS GD-71, (which costs $469.99), and the Initial GPS GM-410, (which costs $229.99), are the only GPS units that actually offer built-in DVD players. The Initial GPS GD-72 and the Initial GPS GD-71 even look like portable DVD players. The Initial GPS GM-410, on the other hand, has an appearance typical to most GPS units.

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As far as navigational capabilities, Initial GPSes are no different than any other type of GPS. The above-mentioned Initial GPS GD-72 and Initial GPS GD-71 along with the other non-DVD Initial GPSes, (including the $199.99 GM-350 GPS Receiver and the $379.99 GM-501 GPS Receiver), are pretty much the same when it comes to navigation. Their interface consists of colorized touch screens and Bluetooth technology for hands-free telephone calls. The devices include preloaded U.S. maps and 2 million points of interest. As far as directions, they are voiced, a feature common in many famous brands available on the market.

Initial GPS models offer a unique choice for those looking for more affordable GPS options. Not only are they pretty much standard when it comes to GPS navigation, but many of them even have DVD players. Such a feature allows one to save even more money, since portable DVD players by themselves can be hundreds of dollars. Truly, these types of Initial GPS models can almost be considered an all-in-one device, since they provide both GPS capabilities as well as DVD capabilities. The only challenge one will face if they do want to purchase an Initial GPS is where to buy one. The Initial Technology site doesnt even offer the products for sale, and of the few sites that do, the more interesting Initial GPS GD-71 and Initial GPS GD-72 models tend to not be in stock. Even the average shopping comparison site seems barren when one tries to search for Initial GPSes. However, you will find that Target stores carry a full line of Initial GPS receivers. Another good source is the Internet and auction sites like ebay. No matter where you find them Initial GPS systems are easy to use and reliable.

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Jimmie Johnson wins 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR race in New Hampshire

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson won his second consecutive race of the season on Sunday during the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was his fifth victory in the 2010 season of the US’s leading professional stock car series, drawing him level with Denny Hamlin for the most wins. The victory earned Johnson 190 points (including a 5 point bonus), moving him closer to point leader Kevin Harvick, but he is still 105 points behind in second position.

With eight laps remaining, Kurt Busch, who was running second, bumped Johnson to become the leader, but Johnson returned the favor a couple laps later to the lead the final two laps. Johnson said, “Kurt knocked me out of the way. At that point, I thought, I don’t care if I win or finish. I’m going to run into him one way or the other … I tried once and moved him. (I thought) I’ve got to hit him harder. The second time I did and moved him out of the way.” Tony Stewart finished in the second position, ahead of Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon in third and fourth. Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Joey Logano and A. J. Allmendinger rounded out the top ten positions. The race had total of four cautions and sixteen lead changes among nine different drivers. Kasey Kahne led the most laps by leading 110.

“I’m not good at doing that stuff. Usually, I crash myself in the process. So I tried it once and moved him … The second time, I moved him out of the way and got by him.”

In the point standings, Harvick and Johnson remained in the first and second position. Kyle Busch, because of his accident with Jeff Burton maintained the third position while his team mate Hamlin is fourth. Gordon, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Burton followed in the top-eight points positions. Stewart move up one position after finishing second and is in the ninth position, as {{|Greg Biffle}} fell to tenth. Mark Martin and Carl Edwards rounded out the top-twelve, and is currently in the Chase.

Official Top-10 Race Results for the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301
Position Car Number Driver
1 48 Jimmie Johnson
2 14 Tony Stewart
3 2 Kurt Busch
4 24 Jeff Gordon
5 29 Kevin Harvick
6 39 Ryan Newman
7 33 Clint Bowyer
8 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
9 33 Joey Logano
10 43 A. J. Allmendinger
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Honda Civic tops Canada’s list of most stolen cars

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The 1999 and 2000 year model Honda Civic SiR tops the list of Canada’s most stolen cars.

Consumer popularity also assures the cars will be popular with thieves. Its the second year in a row the Honda SiR has topped the list.

Rick Dubin Vice President of Investigations for the Insurance Bureau of Canada said “The Civics are easy targets.”

Dubin said that once stolen, the cars are most often sold to “chop shops” where thieves completely dismantle the vehicles. The automobile’s individual parts are worth more than the entire car.

The sheer numbers of the cars and their lack of theft deterrent systems make them thieves’ preferred choices.

1999 and 2000 Honda Civics do not come with an electronic immobilizer, however all Hondas from 2001 and onward are equipped with an immobilizer. Immobilizers will be mandatory on all new cars sold beginning September 2007. The devices enable an engine computer to recognize an electronic code in the key. If the code in the key and the engine don’t match exactly, the vehicle can’t be started.

In third place was the 2004 Subaru Impreza, while the 1999 Acura Integra came in fourth, with the 1994 Honda Civic rounding out the top five.

In sixth place, the 1998 Acura Integra, and the 1993 Dodge Shadow completed seventh.

When asked why early model vehicles are selected, he said that, “auto thieves continue to find it easier to steal older vehicles lacking an IBC-approved immobilizer. We’ve seen this trend developing for several years, and these results confirm it.”

Another Honda automobile, the 1996 year model Civic filled eighth place, with the 2000 German Audi TT Quattro in ninth.

The American 1996 Chevrolet/GMC Blazer rounded out the top ten.

None of the above cars had an electronic immobilizer.

July 16th, 2017

Does Strong Mouthwash Really Help With Certain Manhood Pain?}

Submitted by: J Dugan

Every man worth his salt should be concerned about male organ care and all the things that go into ensuring good overall health and that includes knowing everything there is to know about socially shared infections. Though a man should always use barrier protection when he is with a new partner or even with a partner who is long-term but not monogamous, he should also be aware of the symptoms of certain infections such as manhood pain, red and itchy member skin, and discharge, among others.

One of the most nefarious infections is gonorrhea. Its sneaky because it often has no symptoms at all, but sometimes it does present with sack or manhood pain, as well as a frightening discharge and fever. The best way to avoid gonorrhea is to carefully choose partners and always use barrier protection; however, there might be another way to cut down on the chances of contracting gonorrhea. Its as simple as a strong mouthwash in the medicine cabinet.

Does mouthwash really inhibit gonorrhea?

Mouthwash is a great thing for a man to use on a regular basis. It keeps the breath fresh and helps fight the bacteria that like to build up in the mouth and cause off-putting odors. It might even keep the teeth whiter, which is always a nice plus. And of course, it works wonders for oral hygiene, helping ensure the mouth is as clean as it can be.

Scientists looked at the obvious and proven cleansing properties of mouthwash and wondered: Could it possibly help a man (or a woman) avoid socially shared infections that can be passed through the mouth?

Researchers in Australia began by testing gonorrhea cultures in two ways: Some cultures were covered in a saline solution, while others were covered in mouthwash. The bacteria in the mouthwash culture decreased significantly.

The next step was to test it out on humans. They tested it on men who had tested positive for gonorrhea, and the results were clear: Only 52 percent of those who used mouthwash tested positive afterward, compared to 84 percent of those who used saline.

Should a man use mouthwash to fight gonorrhea?

The answer to that question is two-fold. Yes, a man should use mouthwash on a regular basis, but he should never count on it to relieve him of an infection or prevent contracting one. Though the use of mouthwash might be a little bit of a safety net, nothing is better than barrier protection.

A man who worries he might have contracted gonorrhea through the mouth can certainly turn to mouthwash to help fight the bacteria, but in the meantime, he should also make an appointment with the doctor to ensure he hasnt contracted an infection. It is good for a man to see the doctor on a regular basis for testing anyway, as so many diseases present with no symptoms at all and some of them can lead to serious problems that go well beyond manhood pain.

In addition to using mouthwash for day-to-day cleanliness, a man should also pay attention to the everyday health of his male organ. To do that, use of a top-notch male organ health crme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is in order. Look for a crme that contains natural bacteria fighters, such as vitamin A and vitamin B5. The help of alpha lipoic acid, which fights against free radicals, is also a great option. Look for numerous vitamins and nutrients in a base of high-end emollients like Shea butter and vitamin E; these will help keep male organ skin smooth and supple.

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

Gunman attacks Munich shopping centre

Sunday, July 24, 2016

At least nine people were killed, 27 injured, by gunfire at the Olympia shopping centre in Munich, Germany, on Friday, according to Munich police.

The body of an 18-year-old Munich-born German-Iranian male, named in media reports as Ali David Sonboly or David Ali Sonboly, who was alleged to have been the attacker was found one kilometre from the shopping centre and, the police said, potentially had links with Norwegian serial killer Anders Behring Breivik. Police discovered a 9mm gun, 300 bullets, and “[d]ocuments on shooting sprees”. Al-Jazeera reported Munich was put under a state of emergency.

Per a Facebook statement by German police, gunfire was reported near Hanauer Street and Ries Street during local evening on Friday before moving to the shopping centre. Police said the attacker was treated for depression, and the gun did not belong to him.

Police said they suspected the attacker used a fake account to invite people to the McDonald’s restaurant where much of the incident occurred.

Peter Altmaier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, told German broadcaster ARD “All that we know and can say right now is that it was a cruel and inhumane attack”. Thomas de Maiziere, German Interior Minister, returned to Berlin from the United States to meet security officials. US president Barack Obama offered to help Germany with the investigation. Police said they believe the attacker was not linked to Islamic State. De Maiziere said reports suggested the attacker may have been bullied.

People of Turkey, Greece, and Kosovo were killed in the attack.

On July 14, Bastille Day, there was a mass killing by a truck in Nice, France.

Woman finds human finger in bowl of chili at Wendy’s restaurant

Thursday, March 24, 2005

San Jose, California — A woman eating a bowl of chili at a Wendy’s restaurant bit into a chewy bit that turned out to be a human finger. She immediately spat it out, warned other patrons to stop eating, and upon recognizing the object as a finger, vomited.

“I’m more of a Carl’s Jr. person,” the 39-year-old Las Vegas woman, Anna Ayala, told Knight Ridder. She said this incident was her first visit to a Wendy’s restaurant. Ayala described how she found the finger, “Suddenly something crunchy was in my mouth,” she continued, “and I spit it out.”

According to Devina Cordero, 20, after Ayala found the finger, she ran up to her and Cordero’s boyfriend and said, “Don’t eat it! Look, there’s a human finger in our chili.”

“We went up to the counter and they told us it was a vegetable,” Cordero continued. “The people from Wendy’s were poking it with a spoon.”

The restaurant is located at 1405 Monterey Highway, just south of downtown San Jose.

Wikinews reporter David Vasquez drove his car up to the drive-thru menu and found that chili was still on the menu, at a price of US$1.19 for a small serving. He also witnessed workers unloading supplies from a semi-trailer truck in the restaurant’s parking lot, and carting them into the back door of the establishment.

According to Ben Gale, director of environmental health for Santa Clara County, the finger did not come from any of the employees at the restaurant. “We asked everybody to show us they have 10 fingers and everything is OK there,” he said. The found portion of the finger likely belonged to a woman because of its long and manicured fingernail, also found in the food.

Officials seized the food supply at the restaurant and are tracing it back to the manufacturer, where they believe the finger may have gotten mixed in with the raw ingredients used to prepare the chili. The restaurant’s operators were later permitted to re-open after preparing new chili prepared from fresh ingredients.

As this story was filed, there was no mention of the incident on the Wendy’s corporate web site. Wendy’s issued a statement through a spokesman.

“Food safety is of utmost importance to us,” said Wendy’s spokesman Joe Desmond. He referred to the incident as an “unsubstantiated claim.”

“We are cooperating fully with the local police and health departments with their investigation. It’s important not to jump to conclusions. Here at Wendy’s we plan to do right by our customers,” Desmond said.

According to county health officials, the unfortunate woman who bit into the finger is doing fine, despite her initial reaction. Officials also noted that the finger would have been cooked at a high enough temperature to destroy any viruses.

The Santa Clara county medical examiner reported that the finger had a solid fingerprint, although investigators did not say if a search of fingerprint databases would be performed to find the owner of the finger.

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This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.

June 1st, 2017

Plastic Surgeons And Plastic Surgery}

Plastic Surgeons and Plastic Surgery


Dr. Ron Zimmer

Good looks are the norm these days. People are ready to go to any extent to get the perfect look so much so that getting under the knife is no longer an issue. Earlier plastic surgery was done to rectify the functional issues. A plastic surgeon was skilled enough to correct the person’s appearance in case of damage due to a mishap. Plastic and reconstructive surgery would help the patient get back to leading a normal life. Reconstructive surgery is an essential part of plastic surgery. Visiting a good plastic surgery clinic for your needs is absolutely imperative. California is known for its competent plastic surgeons and a plastic surgery clinic California would be a good place to find a good surgeon. From plastic surgery there came another branch known as cosmetic surgery. A cosmetic surgeon would correct minor problems only for aesthetic and cosmetic reasons. Almost anything is possible with cosmetic surgery today, from acne scar removal in which different methods including laser is used as acne scarring treatment methods to body contouring where various surgical procedures are used on different parts of the body to give the body a well formed look.

Plastic surgery can be done for various reasons. Brow lift plastic surgery actually smoothes the lines on the forehead and lifts the eyebrow to make the face better defined. Brow lift surgery lasts only for about 2 hours and is usually done on local anesthesia. Another surgical option for brow lift is the endoscopic brow lift surgery where the surgery is less invasive and is best suited for those who require very less skin removal. A brow lift surgery is at times combined with a blepharoplasty surgery which is an eyelid lift surgery where the upper or lower eyelid is reshaped. Also known as eyelid tuck, the surgery removes the fat or skin on the eyelids and makes your eyes looking younger. Although blepharoplasty is a part of ophthalmology, blepharoplasty is mainly for cosmetic purposes. Choosing a blepharoplasty surgeon carefully is essential since it is not just the appearance that is at stake here but a small mistake can cost you your vision which would be a very high price to pay.

Over the years our skin tends to sag. Some people look far older than their age due to the stress and pressures in life. Anti-ageing treatment would be best suited for such patients. Alma skin tightening laser treatment is another new option that is being adopted by many today. It uses radio frequency and is a non-surgical process. Laser treatment for acne along with other laser skin treatment has produced very encouraging results. Laser skin tightening methods have a loyal clientele. Botox injection which is a derivative of Clostridium Botulinum bacterium is also a popular method of treating age related facial lines. Bovine collagen is similar to Botox and is an injection meant to get rid of wrinkles and scars. It is basically a cow skin extract that is purified and sterilized before administering to the patient. The non-surgical injection is quite sought after by patients looking for alternative treatment options.

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Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. Two weeks ago Dr. Siemionow, in a 23-hour marathon surgery, replaced 80 percent of her face, by transplanting or grafting bone, nerve, blood vessels, muscles and skin harvested from a female donor’s cadaver.

The Clinic surgeons, in Wednesday’s news conference, described the details of the transplant but upon request, the team did not publish her name, age and cause of injury nor the donor’s identity. The patient’s family desired the reason for her transplant to remain confidential. The Los Angeles Times reported that the patient “had no upper jaw, nose, cheeks or lower eyelids and was unable to eat, talk, smile, smell or breathe on her own.” The clinic’s dermatology and plastic surgery chair, Francis Papay, described the nine hours phase of the procedure: “We transferred the skin, all the facial muscles in the upper face and mid-face, the upper lip, all of the nose, most of the sinuses around the nose, the upper jaw including the teeth, the facial nerve.” Thereafter, another team spent three hours sewing the woman’s blood vessels to that of the donor’s face to restore blood circulation, making the graft a success.

The New York Times reported that “three partial face transplants have been performed since 2005, two in France and one in China, all using facial tissue from a dead donor with permission from their families.” “Only the forehead, upper eyelids, lower lip, lower teeth and jaw are hers, the rest of her face comes from a cadaver; she could not eat on her own or breathe without a hole in her windpipe. About 77 square inches of tissue were transplanted from the donor,” it further described the details of the medical marvel. The patient, however, must take lifetime immunosuppressive drugs, also called antirejection drugs, which do not guarantee success. The transplant team said that in case of failure, it would replace the part with a skin graft taken from her own body.

Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, a Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon praised the recent medical development. “There are patients who can benefit tremendously from this. It’s great that it happened,” he said.

Leading bioethicist Arthur Caplan of the University of Pennsylvania withheld judgment on the Cleveland transplant amid grave concerns on the post-operation results. “The biggest ethical problem is dealing with failure — if your face rejects. It would be a living hell. If your face is falling off and you can’t eat and you can’t breathe and you’re suffering in a terrible manner that can’t be reversed, you need to put on the table assistance in dying. There are patients who can benefit tremendously from this. It’s great that it happened,” he said.

Dr Alex Clarke, of the Royal Free Hospital had praised the Clinic for its contribution to medicine. “It is a real step forward for people who have severe disfigurement and this operation has been done by a team who have really prepared and worked towards this for a number of years. These transplants have proven that the technical difficulties can be overcome and psychologically the patients are doing well. They have all have reacted positively and have begun to do things they were not able to before. All the things people thought were barriers to this kind of operations have been overcome,” she said.

The first partial face transplant surgery on a living human was performed on Isabelle Dinoire on November 27 2005, when she was 38, by Professor Bernard Devauchelle, assisted by Professor Jean-Michel Dubernard in Amiens, France. Her Labrador dog mauled her in May 2005. A triangle of face tissue including the nose and mouth was taken from a brain-dead female donor and grafted onto the patient. Scientists elsewhere have performed scalp and ear transplants. However, the claim is the first for a mouth and nose transplant. Experts say the mouth and nose are the most difficult parts of the face to transplant.

In 2004, the same Cleveland Clinic, became the first institution to approve this surgery and test it on cadavers. In October 2006, surgeon Peter Butler at London‘s Royal Free Hospital in the UK was given permission by the NHS ethics board to carry out a full face transplant. His team will select four adult patients (children cannot be selected due to concerns over consent), with operations being carried out at six month intervals. In March 2008, the treatment of 30-year-old neurofibromatosis victim Pascal Coler of France ended after having received what his doctors call the worlds first successful full face transplant.

Ethical concerns, psychological impact, problems relating to immunosuppression and consequences of technical failure have prevented teams from performing face transplant operations in the past, even though it has been technically possible to carry out such procedures for years.

Mr Iain Hutchison, of Barts and the London Hospital, warned of several problems with face transplants, such as blood vessels in the donated tissue clotting and immunosuppressants failing or increasing the patient’s risk of cancer. He also pointed out ethical issues with the fact that the procedure requires a “beating heart donor”. The transplant is carried out while the donor is brain dead, but still alive by use of a ventilator.

According to Stephen Wigmore, chair of British Transplantation Society’s ethics committee, it is unknown to what extent facial expressions will function in the long term. He said that it is not certain whether a patient could be left worse off in the case of a face transplant failing.

Mr Michael Earley, a member of the Royal College of Surgeon‘s facial transplantation working party, commented that if successful, the transplant would be “a major breakthrough in facial reconstruction” and “a major step forward for the facially disfigured.”

In Wednesday’s conference, Siemionow said “we know that there are so many patients there in their homes where they are hiding from society because they are afraid to walk to the grocery stores, they are afraid to go the the street.” “Our patient was called names and was humiliated. We very much hope that for this very special group of patients there is a hope that someday they will be able to go comfortably from their houses and enjoy the things we take for granted,” she added.

In response to the medical breakthrough, a British medical group led by Royal Free Hospital’s lead surgeon Dr Peter Butler, said they will finish the world’s first full face transplant within a year. “We hope to make an announcement about a full-face operation in the next 12 months. This latest operation shows how facial transplantation can help a particular group of the most severely facially injured people. These are people who would otherwise live a terrible twilight life, shut away from public gaze,” he said.

Triple limb-reattachment fails – boy loses foot

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 Terry Vo, the 10-year old Australian boy who had two hands and a foot reattached by surgeons after losing them in an accident, has had to have the foot re-amputated. He will be given a prosthetic foot in its place.

The operation to re-attach three limbs was thought to have been a first – but was ultimately unsuccessful, with the foot having died inside, and receiving insufficient blood supply following the surgery to reattach it.

“That would lead to the small muscles in the foot actually constricting, the toes bending over and a deformed …. foot that is sort of clawed over and doesn’t have good sensation,” said plastic surgeon, Mr Robert Love today, on Australia’s ABC Radio.

“Even if you can get all of that to survive, he [would be] worse off than having had an amputation.”

“What is very disappointing is that for the first two days after [the operation] the foot looked absolutely magnificent,” he said.

Terry’s hands were healing well, said the surgeon. The prosthetic foot would allow him to walk normally, since his knee was intact.