November 5th, 2017

CBS to invest in Electric Sheep Company

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CBS to invest in Electric Sheep Company

Monday, February 26, 2007

The officials from CBS stated on Monday that the company is going to invest in virtual world content developer Electric Sheep Co., which develops 3D properties in several virtual worlds like the one called Second Life.

In recent months corporate investors are paying more attention to virtual worlds. This is mainly due to the fact that the audience is shifting from TV to Internet. Another advantage of virtual worlds is that they can help in marketing products and promoting brands.

The Interactive President of CBS, Quinsy Smith, sees the virtual worlds as platforms for the next generations. The Chief Executive of Electric Sheep, Sibley Verbeck, mentioned in an interview that the company has the goal of helping entertainment companies to gain their clients from virtual worlds like Second Life. Then Electric Sheep will provide more entertainment experiences for clientèle. With money invested by CBS, Electric Sheep plans to develop software that will create virtual worlds for mainstream consumption.

Electric Sheep developed several projects for CBS, including “The L-Word in Second Life”. CBS also filmed a commercial within Second Life in order to promote its show called “Two and a Half Men.”

Currently Electric Sheep is developing inside Second Life a Star Trek-themed area for CBS.

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November 4th, 2017

Discounted Men’s And Women’s Suits: Save Money, Look Great!

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Choosing the appropriate work wear for your needs is an easy task when you choose the affordable solutions with the functional quality you need. The type of discounted men’s and women’s suits you find on the market will depend a great deal on your exact need. The cheap prices you are looking for will also depend on exactly what you need. Finding cheaply priced Bulwark is not going to be as easy as discovering a hidden trough of cheaply priced raingear.

When searching for discounted men’s and women’s suits, you will discover a world of cheap prices with the functionality you need to get the job done right. There are so many choices on the market today, the choice you make will be just what you need fitting within your allotted allowance. Whether you need protection from the rain or simply a good-looking nursing medical uniforms for your needs, you will find you have the options necessary to make an educated purchase that will work as intended.

With so many options on the market today, lets take a look at what you can find for your needs. Perhaps you will be surprised by the quality of your discounted men’s and women’s suits!

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This is an appropriate jumpsuit perfect to include in this category of cheap prices and highly functioning. This is everything you would imagine for a 5 button down the front jumpsuit. Perfect for men and women, this comes in the roomy sizes you need ranging from extra small to extra large. While these may not be perfect for the full figured people needing plus sizes, these are great if you have a size you need.

The drawstring and the elastic back make this easy to wear and even easier to launder.

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When you need discounted men’s and women’s suits, this is going to be perfect for those needing protection from the rain while having a high visibility piece of work wear. You will love the look and the feel. If you are looking for cheap prices, this is definitely going to give you the cheap prices you need. These have raglan sleeves, a storm flap, and a PVC collar. Hard to believe that something that is so beneficial comes in prices these low.

The roomy and ample sizes range from medium to 2 extra large. With these sizes and cheap prices, you will definitely want one today.

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Nursing is an interesting and often complicated career choice, but on the other hand, nurses have a career they love and are filling a much needed service. Those looking for discounted men’s and women’s suits with a career in the medical or healthcare industry will find a copious number of choices available in the styles and sizes they need.

This is perfect for a woman, and the discounted price is going to definitely make this a favorite. There is an elastic waist skirt that is form fitting, and the extra wide seam along the side pockets make this a favorite. You will look professional and save money in the process!

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November 4th, 2017

Cialis blog controversy is major war of words

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Cialis blog controversy is major war of words

Friday, February 3, 2006

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company is currently engaged in a war of words with John Mack, editor of the monthly newsletter Pharma Marketing News. Mack and Eli Lilly are debating the origin of the Cialis Blog, a long-running Web site containing information about the popular anti-impotence medication Cialis. The Web site features information about Cialis’ clinical trials and commentary from Lilly ICOS executives.

Mack has suggested that Eli Lilly and Company sponsors the Cialis Blog. However, Lilly ICOS has asserted that it has nothing to do with the Web site.

Mack disputed Eli Lilly’s version of events calling the Cialis Blog “too far-fetched to be believed” and an example of Lilly’s “incredible incompetence.” Another blog, Envisioning 2.0, notes that the “Cialis blog is not endorsed by the powers that be at Lilly ICOS, according to Lilly spokesperson Kindra Strupp.”

Pharmaceutical Executive first mentioned the Cialis blog in an October 2004 article about pharmaceutical blogging. The author of the story assigned responsibility for the blog to Lilly ICOS without attribution.

Other bloggers have posted comments on Envisioning 2.0 and Mack’s Pharma Marketing Blog suggesting that the Cialis Web site may be unofficial. They cite evidence from a WHOIS search indicating that Mircea Piturca of Romania apparently registered the blog.

Mack and bloggers commenting on the debate have all urged Eli Lilly to take action against the site. They all believe it is in the company’s best interest to have the site shuttered.

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November 4th, 2017

New Jersey to consider bikini waxing ban

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New Jersey to consider bikini waxing ban

Friday, March 20, 2009

New Jersey is considering a state-wide ban on Brazilian waxes, the removal of hair from the bikini area.

Although genital waxing has never really been allowed in the state, the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling plans to propose a ban with more specific legal wording, in response to two women who reported being injured during a wax. The board will consider the proposal at their next meeting on April 14.

If the measure passes, New Jersey may become the only US state to ban the practice outright.

Although millions of Americans engage in bikini waxes, which generally cost between $50 and $60 per session, the practice comes with risks. Skin care experts say the hot wax can irritate delicate skin in the bikini area, and result in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes.

Waxing on the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms would continue to be permitted in the state under the proposed ban. Although New Jersey statutes have always banned bikini waxing, the laws were unclear and seldom enforced.

As a result, many salons from around the state have offered bikini waxing for years. Many salon owners spoke out against the proposed ban, which they said would severely damage their business.

“I really don’t know if the state can stop it at this point,” said Valentia Chistova, owner of the Monmouth County salon Brazil. “I know a lot of women who are really hooked.”

 This story has updates See New Jersey backpedals on proposed bikini waxing ban 

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November 2nd, 2017

Augusten Burroughs on addiction, writing, his family and his new book

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Augusten Burroughs on addiction, writing, his family and his new book

Friday, October 12, 2007

I had an unofficial phone call from Gay Talese last Tuesday. He had just flown back from Colombia and he was cranky. “I’m happy to do an interview with you,” he said, “but what the hell could you ask me that’s not already out there? Have you even bothered to look?!”

“Jeez, Mr. Talese, lots of things,” was my response. I lied. The truth is that when I call people to interview them, I do not have a set of preconceived questions. My agenda is to talk to them and gain a sense of who they are; to flesh them out as humans. To find out what they think about the world around them at that moment. With Gay Talese I had little interest in talking about Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and with Augusten Burroughs I had little interest in discussing Running with Scissors. I want to know what they think about things outside of the boxes people have placed them in.

With a memoirist like Burroughs, even this is a challenge. What parts of his life he has not written about himself, other interviewers have strip-mined. When we met for dinner at Lavagna in the East Village, I explained to Augusten this issue. I suggested we make the interview more of a conversation to see if that would be more interesting. “Instead of you in the catbird seat,” I said, “let’s just talk.”

We struck an instant rapport. What set out to be an hour and half interview over dinner had turned into four hours of discussion about our lives similarly lived. I removed half of the interview: the half that focused on me.

Below is Wikinews reporter David Shankbone’s conversation with writer Augusten Burroughs.


Contents

  • 1 On addiction and getting sober
  • 2 On the Turcottes and his mother
  • 3 On his work
  • 4 On the response to his work from addicts
  • 5 On belief in a higher power
  • 6 On the gay community
  • 7 On his new book, A Wolf at the Table, a memoir about his father
  • 8 On women’s breasts and tattoos
  • 9 On losing his hair
  • 10 Sources

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November 1st, 2017

Ford’s US auto sales spike, surpassing GM

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Ford’s US auto sales spike, surpassing GM

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ford Motor Company said on Tuesday that its sales in the United States rose 43% in February compared to the same period last year, as the automaker outsold rivals Toyota and General Motors.

The strength of our new products … are resonating with customers

Ford said that total sales improved to 142,285 units, compared to 141,951 units sold by GM. Additionally, Ford said that its share of the total US car market rose to 17%, up from 14% a year ago. The increase was better than analysts had predicted, and Ford’s stock rose to a five-year high in morning trading, before declining later in the day. Ford’s sales were significantly influenced by a 74% increase in fleet sales to businesses. Rental car agencies alone accounted for around 30,000 units sold. Sales to retail consumers increased only 28%.

The increases were led by sales of two sedans, the Fusion and Taurus, which rose 166.5 and 93.3% respectively, although sales of other models such as SUVs and pickup trucks also increased. Both models were significantly redesigned last year, and analysts said that improved quality from such cars were driving the increases.

Other companies also reported February sales today, nearly all reporting sales gains as well, although none as large as those of Ford. Toyota was the sole exception to the sales gains, as their sales declined 8.7%, as the company was faced with a global recall during the month that led to a temporary stoppage of production for some models.

“The strength of our new products … are resonating with customers,” said Ken Czubay, Ford’s vice president of sales and marketing. However, he believed that traditional Toyota customers were not buying rival autos, but rather awaiting the results from the recalls.

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November 1st, 2017

Wikipedia plans to introduce new editing restrictions on articles

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Wikipedia plans to introduce new editing restrictions on articles
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The English version of Wikipedia, the self-described free, online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has planned to install new restrictions on its editing system on articles regarding biographies of living people.

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Under the new plan, anyone can edit the affected articles, but the changes would have to be approved by a more experienced user before they could be registered. The move is part of an effort to prevent vandalism and unconstructive edits being made to high-profile pages and increase content quality. The system is called “flagged revisions”.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said that there would be a “very, very low threshold to entry” for those who desired editorial rights. “We’re looking at anybody who has been around a very short period of time and hasn’t been blocked [banned],” he said.

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November 1st, 2017

Leatherman Surge: Is It Better Than The Leatherman Wave?}

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The Leatherman Surge is one of the Leatherman Groups leading products in the market today but did it surpass its all time popular product the Leatherman Wave Pocket Multi Tool? So what make the Leatherman Surge different form the Leatherman Wave? For one thing, the Surge features the companys biggest pliers. The product also boasts of its longest blades. This tool, just like any product form Leatherman, is built to last but this one looks really tougher than its predecessors. The Surge proves to be a more serious work horse because of its size. It features 18 standard Leatherman tools and its interchangeable sharp blades.

The Leatherman Surge, with its large knives and pliers has a really solid feel to it. This model also has a thread-looped awl that cannot be found in the Wave. If you are need of a tool with tougher knives and pliers for heavier tasks, the Surge is a perfect candidate. But since it is far heavier than the Leatherman Wave Multi Tool, it is impossible to carry it on your belt. This multi tool is better carried inside a bag.

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For everyday, easier tasks the Leatherman Wave is still preferred by many people especially those who just need a handy tool for the purpose of emergencies and not used for a profession. Women also prefer the Leatherman Wave because, well, it is cuter, of course and can easily fit in their purse with its light weight feature. It can easily be carried on the belt or used as a keychain. The Wave gained more popularity after it was enhanced and released in 2004. The main feature that catapulted the sales of the multi tool is its all-locking blades that can be opened with just one hand, not to mention sporting tougher knives, tools and pliers. The Leatherman Wave could have become the perfect pocket multi-tool if it only has the interchangeable blades feature of the Leatherman Surge.

The Leatherman Surge has a small flaw though, your skin can get pinched while opening and closing some of the tools. Opening and closing the tools also require a little extra effort and it could injure your fingers if you are not careful enough. Well, as stated, it is just a small flaw it wont even affect the image of the product.

We cannot say that the Leatherman Surge is better than the Leatherman Wave because it is built for a special purpose- for heavier tasks ahead. If you think you need a multi tool for lighter tasks, the Wave is a good choice. Whatever you choose, you are rest assured that you are buying a quality and durable product that only the Leatherman Group can deliver. Besides, you can never go wrong with Leatherman as all products are guaranteed tough that will always satisfy you after every type of tweaking required in your home or occupation. If you need to see other wonderful products of the Leatherman Group, the internet is a good place to start.

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November 1st, 2017

Three scientists share 2015 Chemistry Nobel Prize for DNA repair research

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Three scientists share 2015 Chemistry Nobel Prize for DNA repair research

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Yesterday, Göran K. Hansson, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announced this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to three scientists for their work on DNA repair.

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar showed how damaged DNA is repaired and genetic information is safeguarded by the cells at the molecular level.

Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl found that DNA molecules decay too quickly for life, or evolution, to be sustainable. This led to the discovery of base excision repair, a cellular mechanism that repairs damaged DNA by removing erroneous sections and replacing them.

Turkish molecular biologist Aziz Sancar mapped nucleotide excision repair, a DNA repair mechanism that targets larger-scale damage caused by mutagens and ultraviolet radiation.

US professor of biochemistry Paul Modrich showed how errors caused during DNA replication are usually rectified. DNA mismatch repair increases the precision of DNA replication when cells divide.

The prize is shared 1/3rd to each scientist.

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November 1st, 2017

Fifteen killed in apartment fire in Osaka, Japan

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Fifteen killed in apartment fire in Osaka, Japan

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A seven story concrete apartment building in the Naniwanaka Naniwa Ward of Osaka, Japan was set ablaze, killing at least 15 people. The fire started early in the morning on October 1st in the Video DVD Cat sex shop on the first floor.

At least eight people were rescued from the building, four of whom were seriously injured in the fire. Most of the injuries and deaths were caused by smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. According to authorities, all of the fatalities were in private viewing rooms in a video shop that was located on the first floor of the building.

The sex shop had 32 cubicles for watching videos, all of which were equipped with a bed, television, and video deck. Due to the beds, and a shower, shops like this are often used as cheap hotels. A customer, who fled to safety when the fire started, said to the media that the inside of shop was dark, and that he had difficulty seeing where he was going as he escaped.

Witnesses said that they first noticed a burning smell at 2:30am local time, and that the fire was reported to Osaka Fire Department around 3am. 40 fire trucks and 120 firefighters took part in the efforts to bring the blaze under control. The fire was extinguished at around 4:30am, after burning for about one and a half hours. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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