International participants showcase different industry cultures at 2008 Taipei Game Show

Friday, January 25, 2008

B2B Trade Area of Taipei Game Show, criticized by trade buyers last year, but accompanied with 2008 Taiwan Digital Content Forum, moved to the second floor at Taipei World Trade Center for world-wide participants with a better exchange atmosphere this year.

Not only local OBMs (Softstar Entertainment, Soft-World International Corp., International Games System Corp., …, etc.) but also companies from New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea showcased different specialists with multiple styles. Especially on South Korea, participated members from G? Trade Show (Game Show & Trade, All-Round, aka Gstar) showcased gaming industry of South Korea and the G? upcoming at this November with brochures.

In the 2-days Digital Content Forum, world-class experts not only shared industry experiences, members from Taiwan Gaming Industry Association also discussed and forecasted marketing models for gaming industry. With participations from governmental, industrial, and academical executives world-wide, this forum helps them gained precious experiences of digital content industry from several countries.

According to the Taipei Computer Association, the show and forum organizer, the digital content industry in Taiwan was apparently grown up recent years as Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China Steve Ruey-long Chen said at Opening Ceremony yesterday. Without R&Ds from cyber-gaming, and basic conceptions from policies and copyright issues, this (digital content) industry will be fallen down in Taiwan. If this industry wanted to be grown up in sustainability, gaming OBMs in Taiwan should independently produce different and unique games and change market style to market brands and games to the world.

Cilla Black funeral held in Liverpool

Friday, August 21, 2015

Stars from the world of showbusiness joined fans and mourners yesterday at the funeral of the popular entertainer Cilla Black. Her coffin was transported in a cortege in Liverpool where she grew up, with hundreds of people paying their respects. Some were holding memorabilia related to Black’s 50-year long career in entertainment, which included singing and presenting television programmes such as Blind Date.

Tom Williams, auxiliary bishop of Liverpool, conducted the Roman Catholic mass in St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Liverpool’s Woolton area. This is the same church that Black got married in 1969 to Bobby Willis, who died in 1999 after 30 years of marriage. Eulogies were delivered by Cliff Richard and Paul O’Grady together with poems read by two of Black’s sons. Further tributes were paid by Tom Jones, who flew in specially for the funeral.

After the service, Black was to be interred in a private ceremony, next to the graves of her parents at the Allerton cemetery. She died early this month, aged 72, after she fell at her home in Spain and suffered a stroke.

Warehouse Sign Light A Fixture That Promotes Productivity

Warehouse Sign Light A Fixture That Promotes Productivity


Jeffrey Zaragosa

For many years, manufacturers develop different types of sign light shades to address the need of various establishments. They come up with a wide range of warehouse sign light to cater the varying needs of clients worldwide. It is design with sign light reflector to maximize the potential effect of light to the signage s and banners. It will let people see in a distance the signs that represents the establishment leading them to the right place wherever they are trying to access the establishment at night time. The light is usually mounted on numerous gooseneck arms, which are made available in a wide variety of designs and dimensions to meet the existing needs of the business. It is design to make everything suit to your expectations and with great consideration on the energy consumption.rnrnSign light shades are necessary in order to make any signage s visible especially during night. It is an advantage on the part of the business owner to have a better view of their signage to serve as a landmark during night. Most especially, people will see the warehouse even at night that would help guide people recognize the area where it is situated. It also serves as a guiding light to those that are in need to locate the said warehouse and gives a security to the owners since the light will be equally distributed making the area safe from any intruders because of its visibility.rnrnIt is no denying that light has been one of the significant elements of man s everyday existence. Without the light, life and everything around us will be meaningless; everything will be no use. The presence of light in our life only makes our task and jobs less complicated. Even in the early times of civilizations, people are doing their best to create a better light to help every people in their daily activities. From the creation of the first bulb that continually connects in today s modern life. Light represents the unending innovation that leads to various creations of products that support and enhance the importance of light to us. Thus, manufacturers are doing their best to make a better product that can give better utilization of light that will help business to stay in the market today. Like the sign light shades, it is develop to make the life of people easier by helping business owners and store operators operate with in any given area.rn

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Al Sharpton speaks out on race, rights and what bothers him about his critics

Monday, December 3, 2007

At Thanksgiving dinner David Shankbone told his white middle class family that he was to interview Reverend Al Sharpton that Saturday. The announcement caused an impassioned discussion about the civil rights leader’s work, the problems facing the black community and whether Sharpton helps or hurts his cause. Opinion was divided. “He’s an opportunist.” “He only stirs things up.” “Why do I always see his face when there’s a problem?”

Shankbone went to the National Action Network’s headquarters in Harlem with this Thanksgiving discussion to inform the conversation. Below is his interview with Al Sharpton on everything from Tawana Brawley, his purported feud with Barack Obama, criticism by influential African Americans such as Clarence Page, his experience running for President, to how he never expected he would see fifty (he is now 53). “People would say to me, ‘Now that I hear you, even if I disagree with you I don’t think you’re as bad as I thought,'” said Sharpton. “I would say, ‘Let me ask you a question: what was “bad as you thought”?’ And they couldn’t say. They don’t know why they think you’re bad, they just know you’re supposed to be bad because the right wing tells them you’re bad.”

Mississippi medical board allows embattled physician to keep license

Friday, April 17, 2015

On Wednesday, the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure chose to let Doctor Carroll Frazier Landrum keep his physician’s license, following an investigation sparked by an anonymous complaint. Media reported the Mississippi doctor has been working out of his Toyota Camry for about two years, making house calls to see patients.

The investigation, started earlier this year, reportedly centered around Dr. Landrum having no physical office thus possibly being unable to properly store patient records.

Volunteers are presently renovating the former post office in the town of Edwards, Mississippi, United States for the doctor to have an office. Estimations indicate the new office should be ready by early next month. Landrum, 89, closed his Edwards office two years ago. Landrum has routinely seen three or four patients per day since that time. Reportedly, illegal drug activity in the vicinity of his office placed him in danger. The doctor stated he was told his physical safety was in jeopardy.

Becoming tearful, Dr. Landrum told reporters he’s glad he’s been able to help so many people and “give them some hope and relief, and help them survive.” Landrum has assured the medical board he will refresh his training with a medical record-keeping course. According to Landrum’s attorneys, at first the board were unwilling to release their investigative records, although ultimately they did release some of the documents.

Home Window Replacement In Markham On A Smart Way To Update

byAlma Abell

Home window replacement in Markham ON is one of the best ways to update your home. Your home is one of your biggest investments, protecting it and caring for it have to take priority. Knowing where to spend your update budget is important to ensure that you get the best return on your investment. There are a lot of updates that people do to their home that are simply for their own pleasure. They do not necessarily increase the value of the home, but they make it more comfortable for you while you live there. Windows on the other hand, make the home more comfortable for you, and they improve the home which increases the property value.

Why Windows?

If you have windows that are a decade old or older, you should know that your windows are outdated, and you are not getting the energy efficiency that you could. New windows offer several benefits that help to get you a great return on your investment:

  • Aesthetics
  • Safety
  • Energy efficiency

Aesthetics is important. New windows will improve curb appeal of your home on the outside and of course help you to see the world outside in a whole new light. They can dress up any home and make it look well-cared for.


If you have ever had to try your best to wrench an old window open, you know how difficult and dangerous it can be. New windows operate safely.

Energy Efficiency

If you have older windows it is like leaving a window or two open in the dead of winter. Old windows were constructed under different standards using different materials, they were not considered for their energy efficiency. New windows can reduce your energy consumption greatly. Platinum Home Design and Renovations specializes in windows and doors.

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US Boy Scouts and hikers airlifted from wildfire in Utah

Friday, July 20, 2007

On Friday, a group of hikers and 18 boy scouts were airlifted by helicopters away from a wildfire in Nephi Canyon, Utah. The hikers and scouts escaped into a rough rocky area to keep a safe distance from the dangerous wildfire after it advanced on their campground.

The wildfire started in a campground in Salt Creek Canyon, 85 miles from Salt Lake City, and has burned 13,000 acres across 20 square miles as of Friday. The fire has burned a campground and motel, and forced the evacuation of all campgrounds and cabins in its path.

Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”

Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Buffalo, New York —A proposed hotel that was supposed to be built at the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo, New York is apparently off the table. The former proposal was going to be called The Elmwood Village Hotel and would have consisted of 72 rooms and cost between $7 to $10 million American dollars to build.

Today several unknown individuals were seen removing a sign that was dedicated to the “Elmwood Village Gateway,” which signifies the beginning of the Elmwood Village at the formerly proposed project’s location.

Nearly an hour later the men replaced the sign with a different and unexpected sign: “For Sale: 5 commercial parcels and 1 carriage house, By: Owner.” Those 5 “parcels” are 1109-1121 Elmwood and 999 Forest Avenue, which is located in an illegal alley, according to the City of Buffalo, behind the 5 other properties on Elmwood. Hans Mobius owns all properties named in the sale.

Sam Savarino, CEO of Savarino Companies never owned the properties and has repeatadly told Wikinews in exclusive interviews that he still had a “contract to buy the properties” and on October 2, 2006 told Wikinews in an exclusive interview that he “extended” the “agreement to purchase the property[s] and will have it under contract for what we hope is a sufficient period of time.”

“He [Mobius] is undoubtedly concerned because he has lost some tenants and is a bit impatient. I think he has properly portrayed the situation,” said Savarino in an exclusive interview with Wikinews.

Savarino also says that there may be “legal issues” to work out now, before anything else can move forward, regarding the proposal.

“There are some legal complexities that must be sorted out before anything can happen there,” added Savarino.

The welcome sign was; however, not removed entirely. The sign was placed, facing the same direction of north, on the side of the Forest Plaza Art Gallery, a new art gallery located on the corner of Forest and Elmwood.

Nancy Pollina, owner of Don Apparel which was located at 1109 Elmwood, but closed on October 14, 2006 considers this a possible “victory” in regards to the lawsuit filed against the hotel to stop it from being built, alleging that several laws were broken, including not performing an Environmental Impact Study before the proposal was approved by the city, during its approval and the proposal was “rushed.” Patricia Morris, who operates Don Apparel with Pollina, Angeline Genovese and Evelyn Bencinich, owners of residences on Granger Place which abut the rear of the proposed site, Nina Freudenheim, a resident of nearby Penhurst Park, and Sandra Girage, the owner of a two-family residence on Forest Avenue less than a hundred feet from the proposed hotel’s sole entrance and exit driveway, were also plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They filed the suit with a lawyer representing them, Arthur J. Giacalone, on April 25, 2006 in New York State Supreme Court, but the case has never gone to a courtroom.

Giacalone believes that a press release issued in July regarding the project was nothing but a statement to “save face,” but that the placement of the for sale sign might be a way of convincing Savarino to speed up the sale of the properties.

“I thought all along that Savarino’s July press release might be no more than an effort to save face. But we have no way of knowing. Similarly, Mobius might have put the for-sale sign up in an attempt to pressure Savarino into closing the deal. There’s no way to tell,” said Giacalone in an exclusive interview with Wikinews.

In regards to the lawsuit, Giacalone thinks it may now be in “limbo.”

“The lawsuit still sits in limbo,” added Giacalone.

Interview with Dalbir S. Kathuria, Regional Council candidate for Wards 9 & 10 in Brampton, Canada

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The upcoming 2006 Brampton municipal election, to be held November 13, features an array of candidates looking to represent their wards in city council or the council of the Peel Region.

Wikinews contributor Nick Moreau contacted many of the candidates, including Dalbir S. Kathuria, asking them to answer common questions sent in an email. This ward’s incumbent is John Sprovieri; also challenging Sprovieri is Derek Begley, Sherdaljit Dhillon, Mahen Gupta, Satpaul Johal, and Vahid Saadati-Khanshir.

Cosmetic Surgery: Answer To A Beautiful You

Cosmetic Surgery: Answer to a Beautiful You


Dr Sirisha

It is every woman s dream to look beautiful. And more than that, it is to feel beautiful. A genetic imperfection, law of nature, or ostentatious lifestyle can cease a woman\’s right to feel good about herself and her body. Let these shortcomings not leave you feel dejected. The deformities can be treated with Cosmetic and Plastic surgery to give you the perfect look.

American singer Mary J. Blige when asked about her beauty blurted, \’I know who I am. I am not perfect. I\’m not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I\’m one of them.\’ She might not have had the option of Surgery then.

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Cosmetic and plastic surgery has changed the definition of beauty among people. Now a deformed lip, dented nose, receding hairline, sagging breasts, excessive fat, unstructured face or body, unpleasant mark or scar, or just a feature gone wrong can be easily treated with the help of a surgery. Since ages, women\’s beauty has been the inspiration for poets, artists, lyricists and musicians. From Aphrodite, the goddess of Love and Beauty, Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, Monalisa, Grace Kelly, Lady Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Cindy Crawford, Julia Roberts to Aishwarya Rai, Waheeda Rehman, Rekha and many more, these women have redefined the definition of beauty in all perspectives. These women have or possess features which are widely admired, worshiped and even imitated by all.

A study published in 2008 suggested that \’symmetry\’ is one of the most important factor in elucidating beauty in absence of genetic defects or any other acquired flaws. A prerequisite factor of beauty, many are left abstained of having such uniformity in their features. Many women find a few features of their body and face are not appealing or defective. This leaves them low in self-esteem and it becomes hard for them to come across with confidence in public. But the technological advancement has ensured safe procedures for all those women to live a confident life through cosmetic and plastic surgery.

Surgery in India has grown in recent times due to change in lifestyle, increasing growth of glamour and fashion industry & economic status. A gamut of surgical options are available such as Rhinoplasty for deviated nose, Breast Augmentation for sagging or flat breasts, Liposuction for excessive body fat, Hair Transplant, Botox and Fillers for young look and other cosmetic and plastic surgeries for face, eyebrows, cheeks, and chin and for removal of marks & scars.

These treatments are safe to opt for, if carried out in an authentic clinic with proper diagnosis by qualified surgeons. Women undergoing treatment from one of these end up looking anything but beautiful. There are many clinics which are the members of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (A.P.S.I). They offer genuine treatments. You may


for a legitimate cosmetic treatment. Rationalize well before choosing the treatment clinic, because it is about beauty and it only lies in the eyes of the beholder bereft any contradictions.

The author of the article recommends Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Bangalore for safe and credible surgical treatments.

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