Friday, March 25, 2005A Spotsylvania County woman, whose three dogs allegedly attacked and killed her elderly neighbor, was freed Wednesday by posting a $10,000 bond. Dianna Large, 36, received one felony charge of involuntary manslaughter and three misdemeanor charges in an indictment issued last week.

In her first appearance before a judge, she answered Circuit Court Judge William H. Ledbetter questions with simple “Yes sir.” and “No sir.” responses. The short hearing, held Thursday, formalized the charges against her. The involuntary manslaughter charge, a first in the severity of punishment being sought on a dog owner in the Virginan state of USA, carries a maximum penalty of 10 years.

State procecutor Wiliam Neely said that Large knowingly let her three Pit Bull dogs run free, and that an animal control agency person had warned her to keep them under better control. She also a violated a county ordinance requiring owners of dangerous dogs to post a warning sign to visitors. The prosecution also noted that none of the three male dogs were neutered.

The Animal Control Department of Virginia maintains a dangerous dog registry. It contains a list of owners whose dogs are deemed dangerous to society. The link to the registry was moved to a more prominent position on the county web page following the attack.

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In many places in hospitals running on medical equipment supplies. Their doctors work as hard as they will to provide the best care available, but often, it’s not enough.

Donating through the Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog to the medical equipment fund helps bring the mandatory supplies to hospitals that might otherwise never have access to life-saving devices.

Medical equipment plays a very important role in healthcare delivery. It ranges from small and simple devices such as sphygmomanometer to complex and large devices like magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. This ranking is the result of such new technologies and intended applications.

It is, therefore, of important importance that healthcare organizations manage their assets to keep their expenditures in check also

Medical Equipment Management (MEM) takes place within the context of human, material, structural, organizational, and financial resources. It is best to maintain the hospital and manage their equipment to promote the safe, effective, and economical use and maintenance of equipment. Responsible organizations should set up and regularly review MEM to ensure that a suitable medical device is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, maintained in a safe and reliable condition at the end of its useful life. it’s also play an very vital role in homecare treatment at home in this coroan pandemic time.

Advantages of medical equipment at home

Monitor high chronic diseases

Long term illness cause like asthma, arthritis, cancer, etc. need frequent check-ups and treatments. Medical equipment can give big support to chronic illness patients at home. So the patients always need checkup and daily doctor consultation needed. device notify the case and help to improve the situation so that you can contact doctors immediately.

Avoids bad situations in emergency

Few medical supplies are designed in such a way that they can be treated in emergency situations. You can take an example of a first-aid kit. Respiratory aids, nebulizers etc. can save people from emergency situations. First aid box and treat major injuries excess blood flow and prevent them from going unconscious.

Increase patient safety

Most of the time people are concerned about the patient’s safety when leaving them in hospitals. While having medical devices at home lets you take care of patients closely. By seeking expert advice like a good diet plan and on a patient’s diet and most important usage of equipment, you can serve patients with good care at their favorite place – said that positive surroundings helps patients to recover fast.

Cuts cost on expensive procedures

When the patient needs it long term, the costs become unbearable. So having medical equipment like monitors, icu ventilators , medical beds, bipap and cpap machines, oxygen cylinders etc. at home is cost-effective. Patients also feel better and recover quickly in the home environment. The hospitals charge for everything like food, rent, and other equipment charges, frequent check-ups by doctors etc. Hence taking the patient to the home and providing good medical devices will save money. Also, this allows patients for speedy supports for quick recovery.

Change to a healthy lifestyle

In the case of long term illnesses, sometimes patients need to adapt to using medical equipment in their life. Equipment like wheelchairs, nebulizers, glucometers etc. and also a healthy diet plan become a part of their life. The usage is painful because it differs the patients from normal people but they contribute to a fit lifestyle.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

United States political consultant and gay rights (LGBT) activist Fred Karger of California took some time to discuss his Republican Party presidential campaign with Wikinews reporter William Saturn. Karger holds the distinction as the first openly gay person to seek the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party.

Before entering electoral politics, Karger worked as an adviser for such prominent Republicans and former U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Since retiring as an adviser in 2004, he has been involved in LGBT issues: opposing California Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state; and leading investigations of such same-sex marriage opponents as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormon Church).

In 2010, Karger first announced his intentions to seek the Republican presidential nomination, but did not officially announce until March 2011. One of his early campaign goals was to participate in a GOP presidential debate, but was never invited due to polling thresholds. However, Karger argued that he did meet the requirement for an August debate, but was still excluded after the organizers deemed polls he cited as inadequate.

So far, Karger has appeared on four Republican primary ballots including Puerto Rico, where he was able to top Congressman Ron Paul, who, at the time was one of the four major candidates in the race. Karger will next appear on the ballots in California on June 5, and in Utah on June 26.

Karger brands himself as “a different kind of Republican” that wants to open the party to outsiders. He backs gay marriage, is pro-choice on abortion, and wants to lower the voting age. However, he also holds some traditional Republican views: he favors a strengthening of the private sector and believes the U.S. should be steadfast in its support for the nation of Israel.

In talking to Wikinews, Karger discusses his personal political background and activism, the 2012 presidential election and his GOP campaign, as well as his political views on both domestic and foreign affairs.

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Buffalo, New York — The Buffalo Fire Department is currently investigating how 12 “fire bombs” ended up inside an abandoned apartment house on 15 Allen Street in Allentown, a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York on Wednesday November 7.

In an exclusive report, Wikinews has learned from a witness who wishes to remain anonymous, that at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5) Heidi Garner called 9-1-1 to report that while walking her dog, it had been attacked by two other dogs when it sniffed under a gate of the house. When police arrived to investigate and retrieve the assaulting dogs, they entered the house and found the 12 fire bombs. It is not known what the devices were made of or what the explosive material was, but unconfirmed reports say the main explosive source was gasoline.

The Hazmat team, the bomb squad, and emergency services were then dispatched to the scene to dispose of the devices, according to witness reports. It is not known where they were taken.

Both dogs were immediately put to sleep because they were fighting over the body of the dead dog. It is not known who is the owner of the dogs, as the house was not rented, and no one was supposed to be living there.

Wikinews has also learned, while investigating the property history, the Erie County‘s Department of Finance says that the building, which also has a storefront, is allegedly owned by a Richard White who happens to live next door at 17 Allen. White bought the property from Edward G. Koch in 1996. The building was built in 1910.

It is not known what the devices were going to be used for and an investigation is ongoing. It is not known if there are any suspects.

Because of a severe amount of garbage and dog feces, the City of Buffalo has condemned the building.

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By David Thomson

With the unnatural extreme weather that the UK has seen during the last few months such as the flooding that hit some parts of the country and the tornadoes that hit some parts of the Midlands, buildings and contents insurance could soon go sky high so it is now more important than ever that you shop around for our cover with a specialist broker.

The specialist broker will be able to find you the best deal on the cover while at the same time helping you to decide that you do have adequate cover. While tornadoes are thankfully a very rare occurrence in the UK they do happen as those living in the Midlands found in September 2007. Buildings insurance would of course be essential in cases of damage made by such as floods and tornadoes and without it the repairs for the structure of the property could end up being very costly.

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Repairs such as from the likes of the tornadoes and floods can run into thousands of pounds for repairs to the shell and replacing damaged contents and it is important that you are fully covered because you would need buildings insurance to cover and damage made to your actual home and cover for the contents for damage done to your possessions. While of course tornado damage could mainly be to the outer shell of your home when it comes to flood damage rising water can severely destroy the possessions in your home along with damaging the outer.

While there could be an increase in premiums for buildings and contents insurance due to these natural disasters the cheapest and best deals can still be found by going with an online specialist broker. An specialist home insurance broker will be able to search the buildings and contents marketplace around on your behalf to find you the cheapest premiums for adequate cover. Although floods such as those recently seen are few and far between and tornadoes ever rarer it is essential that you do take out cover to guard against them otherwise it could end up costing thousands to replace the contents of your home not to mention any structural damage that can occur.

It is essential that you do look around for the best deals on buildings and contents insurance and if you want to scour the entire UK marketplace for the cover then going online with a specialist broker and letting them shop around on your behalf is the best way to go. The broker will be able to access the entire marketplace and will know where the best deals can be found but making savings on the cost of the cover is not the only reason why you should go with a specialist broker. The specialist’s website will offer a whole host of information regarding insurance, FAQs and articles about the various types of cover are all available and if you want to understand policies then it is essential that you take the time to digest this information.

About the Author: David Thomson is Chief Executive of BestDealInsurance an independent specialist broker dedicated to providing their clients with the best insurance deal on their home insurance, car and life insurance.


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

News reports on Monday indicated authorities in Palestine, Texas identified a sixth victim following flash flooding late last week. Giovani Olivas, 30, was reportedly swept away in the flood.

In under an hour late Friday evening, Palestine was deluged by seven inches of rain, causing residents of one neighborhood to flee to their rooftops. Over 30 buildings, included many homes, in the city suffered significant damage.

Lenda Asberry, 64, a retired school teacher, and her four great grandchildren also drowned during the flood. Onlookers reported the woman was attempting to get the children to safety when they were swept away. Asberry’s daughter told reporters water levels were up to the woman’s neck while attempting to save the children.

One resident of the area told reporters “[her] furniture was floating around” inside her home, forcing her to climb atop her couch to seek safety.

Dark skies blanketed the nearby city of Tyler hours before the storm struck. At least one government office located in the Palestine area was closed on Monday and was slated to remain closed on Tuesday due to water damage. A tornado also ravaged much of nearby Lindale, Texas, resulting in severe damage of at least one residence. The storm system moved up along the US eastern seaboard over the weekend.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005A team of Australian surgeons yesterday reattached both hands and one foot to 10-year-old Perth boy, Terry Vo, after a brick wall which collapsed during a game of basketball fell on him, severing the limbs. The wall gave way while Terry performed a slam-dunk, during a game at a friend’s birthday party.

The boy was today awake and smiling, still in some pain but in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery, according to plastic surgeon, Mr Robert Love.

“What we have is parts that are very much alive so the reattached limbs are certainly pink, well perfused and are indeed moving,” Mr Love told reporters today.

“The fact that he is moving his fingers, and of course when he wakes up he will move both fingers and toes, is not a surprise,” Mr Love had said yesterday.

“The question is more the sensory return that he will get in the hand itself and the fine movements he will have in the fingers and the toes, and that will come with time, hopefully. We will assess that over the next 18 months to two years.

“I’m sure that he’ll enjoy a game of basketball in the future.”

The weight and force of the collapse, and the sharp brick edges, resulted in the three limbs being cut through about 7cm above the wrists and ankle.

Terry’s father Tan said of his only child, the injuries were terrible, “I was scared to look at him, a horrible thing.”

The hands and foot were placed in an ice-filled Esky and rushed to hospital with the boy, where three teams of medical experts were assembled, and he was given a blood transfusion after experiencing massive blood loss. Eight hours of complex micro-surgery on Saturday night were followed by a further two hours of skin grafts yesterday.

“What he will lose because it was such a large zone of traumatised skin and muscle and so on, he will lose some of the skin so he’ll certainly require lots of further surgery regardless of whether the skin survives,” said Mr Love said today.

The boy was kept unconscious under anaesthetic between the two procedures. In an interview yesterday, Mr Love explained why:

“He could have actually been woken up the next day. Because we were intending to take him back to theatre for a second look, to look at the traumatised skin flaps, to close more of his wounds and to do split skin grafting, it was felt the best thing to do would be to keep him stable and to keep him anaesthetised.”

Professor Wayne Morrison, director of the respected Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery and head of plastic and hand surgery at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital, said he believed the operation to be a world first.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Jackson County, Oregon in the United States voted to reject measure 15-75, which would have provided funding to reopen county libraries, closed since April 6. The new levy, at US$0.66 per US$1000 of assessed property value, would have provided funding to open the 15 libraries left unfunded after the U.S. Congress did not renew the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Act. A similar levy was defeated in November, 2006.

County Commissioners Jack Walker and Dave Gilmour blamed the defeat not on a lack of support for libraries, but a reticence to pay additional taxes. Gilmour noted an oncoming recession and called libraries “just one more casualty of the Iraq War,” while Walker said voters reacted against tax-and-spend measures.

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Submitted by: Waqar Hassan

Having a software to convert your movies and clips in whatever format you want is great. But if you are bamboozled by the computer jargon and the seemingly meaningless acronyms, then finding a cheap video converter is going to be a slog. There are over 160 different video formats that are utilised across the globe, but you dont want to know them all, you just want find a cheap video convert to be able to convert your DVDs or YouTube clips easily. For under an annual subscription of $69 or 199 for unlimited, there is AVS Video Converter. That works out at $5.75 a month or $16.50 a month for the unlimited version. It is easy to use and covers most files types. AVS Video Converter has a good list of editing tools, and it can convert to and from a wide reaching range of file types. The interface is straightforward and uncomplicated to use, it has been designed with functionality in mind. AVS Video Converter comes top or given 5/5 by most internet review sites.

There are not just cheap video converters available online, but free ones. I found recommended Handbrake 0.9.4 for a versatile and powerful open-source application for ripping DVDs and recompressing video down to more useful sizes. Like anything, I would be careful what you download, especially if its free. But according to, Handbrake seems to tick all the boxes. They give it 4/5 stars, it is suitable for beginners and for more advanced computer users.

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There is a massive range of possible computer accessories to choose from nowadays. Here I have compiled a list of the most commonly used computer accessories to look at the latest products available.

A wireless mouse and keyboard are quickly becoming more widely available. The SANDSTROM SMMP90BKX Wireless Blue Trace Mouse is ergonomically designed and is sensitive to movement, making it comfortable to use. The LOGIK LK212P Wireless Keyboard is proving to be a popular choice, it is even available in hot pink! The connecting wirelessly is simple with this product and is highly rated. They advantages of having wireless technology is that you are no longer constrained by wires. Your desk is less cluttered, and less likely to attract dirt and dust. You dont even have to sit at your desk anymore, you are free to move to different areas. The cons are that you now have to power the mouse and keyboard with batteries, so make sure you build up a good supply of them. Imagine being in the middle of a crucial report and your keyboard battery dies, and you have no spares!

A good set of speakers is a must for any computer. Most people now use their computers to store and listen to music, and as such want good quality. Bose has always had a very high quality reputation for any type of music system, now you are able to purchase Bose computer speakers. The Bose Companion 2 MKII Multimedia is a very stylish PC Speaker System with all the technology that you expect for Bose. In my opinion it is worth investing in.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

The 2008 Taipei County Jin Shi International Marathon which was established in 1979 and suspended from 1986 to 2001 before being transformed from “Jin Shan” to “Jin Shi” with its racing scale expanded, crossed through three townships including Wanli, Jinshan, and Shihmen was held last Sunday (March 2 in Taipei Time). Not only professional runners from Asian and European countries participated in this race, but several enterprises, governmental and academic teams also supported this race by participating in 6K Fun Run classes.

Even though the Central Weather Bureau warned of an impending dust storm, good weather graced this race with rain-free conditions. Another challenge for the runners in the 21K and 42K classes was cold winds due to the race route partially including coast line.

Finally, Belgian marathon runner Rik Ceulemans, men’s record holder of this race, extended his record with 2H18m13s to win the men’s championship, and Yu-fang Hsu, women’s champion of 2007 ING Taipei Marathon, won her title at women’s class with 2H53m39s. Coincidently, Wen-chien Wu and Wan-ling Wu, former champions of this race, all won the second place in their own gender class.

As a recap for the race, not only runners gave their best performances in this race, but several foreign teams — especially from Okinawa, Japan — played a great role adding a cultural exchange aspect to the event. Bros Sports, the race organizer, supervised by Taipei County Government in this race, some senior managers from Bros Sports hoped organizations from the sports industry could arrange the best integration of several marathon races in Taiwan in the future even though Bros Sports promoted a special attempt this year with three marathon races including Jin Shi, Dajia Mazu, and UMC Hsinchu stages.

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