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Purchase An Efficient Hiking Shirt To Defeat The Moisture And Warmth This Summertime

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I found that this shirt is a good mix between casual and formal. Because the sleeves can be clipped up, this shirt is formal enough to be worn at the office but casual enough to be worn on a night out on the town. I like that it has two pockets; that makes it different than other hiking shirts. I will be wearing it with a suit and tie to business meetings . I like that it’s button down.

It’s just what you’re looking for in a hiking shirt; one that takes the sweat away so you don’t smell!. As hiking shirts go, this is an awesome shirt!. When you’re out in the sun fishing or hiking, you want to protect your skin but also wear something light weight. I like the rod holder . It’s designed for anglers, but other people can wear them too . I always wear sunscreen, but it’s good to know that if I forget to reapply this shirt protects me . You can feel the sun beating down, but you know you’re safe from the rays. This is UPF 40, which is higher than most sunscreens .

The shirt actually helps to regulate your temperature, which is good when you’re hiking . The shirt feels so nice and soft, my partner keeps stroking it when I wear it . I like that this shirt is light weight. The fabric breathes really well. This comes in a lot of sizes and colours, so you should check them out too!. Columbia PFG also has kids and women’s clothing, but you can just buy stuff for yourself if you want. I have seen their other range of shirt and pants and they look really good . GQ has noting on Columbia Performance Fishing Gear; the shirt has the logo on it so you can show everyone where you shop.

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I think that this was a good Amazon purchase; it came like it was advertised . My Pa thinks this shirt is ?cool?, so that’s good, I think. Unlike other hiking shirts, this shirt is good in hot weather. I got this on sale, but I would have bought it full price . The Columbia Men’s Tamiami II Long Sleeve Shirt is a great purchase .

I bought this as a hiking shirt, and it fitsreally well over my back and shoulders.

I found that this shirt is a good mix between casual and formal. Because the sleeves can be clipped up, this shirt is formal enough to be worn at the office but casual enough to be worn on a night out on the town. I like that it has two pockets; that makes it different than other hiking shirts. I will be wearing it with a suit and tie to business meetings . I like that it’s button down.

It’s just what you’re looking for in a hiking shirt; one that takes the sweat away so you don’t smell!. As hiking shirts go, this is an awesome shirt!. When you’re out in the sun fishing or hiking, you want to protect your skin but also wear something light weight. I like the rod holder . It’s designed for anglers, but other people can wear them too . I always wear sunscreen, but it’s good to know that if I forget to reapply this shirt protects me . You can feel the sun beating down, but you know you’re safe from the rays. This is UPF 40, which is higher than most sunscreens .

The shirt actually helps to regulate your temperature, which is good when you’re hiking . The shirt feels so nice and soft, my partner keeps stroking it when I wear it . I like that this shirt is light weight. The fabric breathes really well. This comes in a lot of sizes and colours, so you should check them out too!. Columbia PFG also has kids and women’s clothing, but you can just buy stuff for yourself if you want. I have seen their other range of shirt and pants and they look really good . GQ has noting on Columbia Performance Fishing Gear; the shirt has the logo on it so you can show everyone where you shop.

I think that this was a good Amazon purchase; it came like it was advertised . My Pa thinks this shirt is ?cool?, so that’s good, I think. Unlike other hiking shirts, this shirt is good in hot weather. I got this on sale, but I would have bought it full price . The Columbia Men’s Tamiami II Long Sleeve Shirt is a great purchase .

I bought this as a hiking shirt, and it fits really well over my back and shoulders.

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Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Last night HBO premiered I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. Since its inception, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has made headlines and raised eyebrows. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the movement against animal testing and their efforts have raised the suffering animals experience in a broad spectrum of consumer goods production and food processing into a cause célèbre.

PETA first made headlines in the Silver Spring monkeys case, when Alex Pacheco, then a student at George Washington University, volunteered at a lab run by Edward Taub, who was testing neuroplasticity on live monkeys. Taub had cut sensory ganglia that supplied nerves to the monkeys’ fingers, hands, arms, legs; with some of the monkeys, he had severed the entire spinal column. He then tried to force the monkeys to use their limbs by exposing them to persistent electric shock, prolonged physical restraint of an intact arm or leg, and by withholding food. With footage obtained by Pacheco, Taub was convicted of six counts of animal cruelty—largely as a result of the monkeys’ reported living conditions—making them “the most famous lab animals in history,” according to psychiatrist Norman Doidge. Taub’s conviction was later overturned on appeal and the monkeys were eventually euthanized.

PETA was born.

In the subsequent decades they ran the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty against Europe’s largest animal-testing facility (footage showed staff punching beagle puppies in the face, shouting at them, and simulating sex acts while taking blood samples); against Covance, the United State’s largest importer of primates for laboratory research (evidence was found that they were dissecting monkeys at its Vienna, Virginia laboratory while the animals were still alive); against General Motors for using live animals in crash tests; against L’Oreal for testing cosmetics on animals; against the use of fur for fashion and fur farms; against Smithfield Foods for torturing Butterball turkeys; and against fast food chains, most recently against KFC through the launch of their website kentuckyfriedcruelty.com.

They have launched campaigns and engaged in stunts that are designed for media attention. In 1996, PETA activists famously threw a dead raccoon onto the table of Anna Wintour, the fur supporting editor-in-chief of Vogue, while she was dining at the Four Seasons in New York, and left bloody paw prints and the words “Fur Hag” on the steps of her home. They ran a campaign entitled Holocaust on your Plate that consisted of eight 60-square-foot panels, each juxtaposing images of the Holocaust with images of factory farming. Photographs of concentration camp inmates in wooden bunks were shown next to photographs of caged chickens, and piled bodies of Holocaust victims next to a pile of pig carcasses. In 2003 in Jerusalem, after a donkey was loaded with explosives and blown up in a terrorist attack, Newkirk sent a letter to then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat to keep animals out of the conflict. As the film shows, they also took over Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s Paris boutique and smeared blood on the windows to protest his use of fur in his clothing.

The group’s tactics have been criticized. Co-founder Pacheco, who is no longer with PETA, called them “stupid human tricks.” Some feminists criticize their campaigns featuring the Lettuce Ladies and “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ads as objectifying women. Of their Holocaust on a Plate campaign, Anti-Defamation League Chairman Abraham Foxman said “The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent.” (Newkirk later issued an apology for any hurt it caused). Perhaps most controversial amongst politicians, the public and even other animal rights organizations is PETA’s refusal to condemn the actions of the Animal Liberation Front, which in January 2005 was named as a terrorist threat by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

David Shankbone attended the pre-release screening of I Am An Animal at HBO’s offices in New York City on November 12, and the following day he sat down with Ingrid Newkirk to discuss her perspectives on PETA, animal rights, her responses to criticism lodged against her and to discuss her on-going life’s work to raise human awareness of animal suffering. Below is her interview.

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

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  • 1 The HBO film about her life
  • 2 PETA, animal rights groups and the Animal Liberation Front
  • 3 Newkirk on humans and other animals
  • 4 Religion and animals
  • 5 Fashion and animals
  • 6 Newkirk on the worst corporate animal abusers
  • 7 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
  • 8 Ingrid Newkirk on Ingrid Newkirk
  • 9 External links
  • 10 Sources
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First face transplant performed on French woman

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Surgeons in France have performed a face transplant operation on a French woman who had lost her nose, lips and chin after being savaged by a dog. According to Iain Hutchison, an oral-facial surgeon at Barts and the London Hospital, the transplant is the first one to use skin from another person.

Doctors say the woman’s new face will be a “hybrid” between her donor’s face and her own face before the attack. In the five hour long operation, the donor’s tissues, muscles, arteries and veins were attached to the patient’s lower face. It is more favourable to use skin from another person’s face instead of skin from another part of the patient’s body, as the texture and colour of the skin are more likely to match.

A statement released by the hospital in Amiens said that the 38-year-old patient, who wishes to remain anonymous, has not been able to eat or speak properly since the attack in May this year. The woman was reportedly in “excellent general health” and her graft looked normal.

Ethical concerns, psychological impact, concerns 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 Hutchison 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.”

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Accident in Jacksonville, Florida, releases low-radioactive gas

Monday, January 30, 2006

WTLV news channel in Florida reports an explosion that released radioactive materials at Unison Industries, located at 7575 Baymeadows Way. One person was injured, according to the report.

Unison spokesperson Wayne Moles said “We believe one cylinder of gas may have exploded”. The cylinder was filled with krypton gas according to AP. Firefighters say at least 40 people became exposed to the low-level radiation. All are undergoing decontamination measures.

Unison manufactures aviation equipment and military applications like ignition generators for Tomahawk cruise missiles.

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Hotel Asia Offering Great Value Accommodation At Affordable Rates}

Hotel Asia Offering Great Value Accommodation at Affordable Rates

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James Brad Lee

When travelers look for budget accommodation that combines quality and value for money, Hotel Asia is a name that often comes to mind. Located in prominent Asian cities such as Cebu, Tokyo and Singapore, the prime downtown location of this hotel near major attractions and business facilities is a draw for many guests. Despite their central location, room rates are still affordable.

In addition, the array of amenities on offer including dining outlets, business centres and Internet connectivity makes this hotel truly value for money. Complemented by excellent service standards, this hotel is suitable for you if you are looking for affordable value, quality and convenience in one package.

Hotel Asia Singapore

Located a stones throw away from Singapores premier shopping and entertainment hub, Orchard Road, this hotel is the ideal sanctuary for both tourists and business travelers. You can also enjoy easy access to the other attractions of Singapore via the Newton MRT station nearby. On top of it, this hotel is well-known for its service and convenience which is on par with brand name hotels.

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The 146 guestrooms are comfortable and tastefully-furnished, with amenities such as safes, mini bars, tea and coffee makers and round-the-clock room service. You will also discover a wide range of on-site amenities and services such as the gym, babysitting services and business centre.

The Scotts Caf serves a delectable array of local, Asian and Western dishes. These different cuisines give you a taste of the variety of flavours that this melting pot of cultures is known for.

Hotel Asia Cebu

This hotel is situated in the heart of Philippines second biggest city, Cebu City within easy access of the bustling city life. Coupled with a high density of public transport links in the city, you can reach other parts of the city quickly and easily. This hotel prides itself in offering guests a taste of quality Japanese service and a unique atmosphere.

Ranging from the cozy Deluxe Rooms to the chic Junior Suites with kitchenette, the rooms offer guests the usual amenities such as refrigerators and satellite TVs with some cutting edge surprises such as high-tech Japanese toilets. You can also find a swimming pool and multi-purpose function rooms in the hotels premises.

The hotels two Japanese restaurants serve some of the most delicious Japanese cuisine, while the Roof Top Bar is the perfect place to soak in the panoramic city views while sipping a drink.

Hotel Asia Center of Japan

Centrally located in Akasaka, an upscale residential neighbourhood in Tokyo, this hotel is only a short distance from the vibrant nightlife of Roppongi and the business hub of Aoyama. Other parts of Tokyo can also be easily reached by the advanced subway system. This hotel combines the best of international and Japanese influences to provide great service and an atmosphere that is ideal for relaxation.

You can find in the 173 guestrooms a range of amenities that surpasses those of other budget hotels, including complimentary fast wired Internet connectivity, fridges, in-house movies and high-tech bathroom facilities. In addition, you can find a garden, conference rooms and facilities for laundry and ironing, among others.

Every morning, you can wake up to the aroma of freshly baked bread and complimentary Japanese and Western buffet breakfasts at the hotels caf. You can also sample sumptuous international cuisine at lunch and dinner.

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Massive floods in Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Heavy rainfalls have caused massive floods in Southern Bavaria, Western Austria and Central Switzerland.

In Southern Bavaria authorities have declared a state of emergency. The city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is cut off from the outside world. Near Augsburg a freeway had to be closed because a bridge was on the verge of collapsing after water had damaged the foundation.

In the Austrian states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg authorities are battling with floods that intensified during the night with record rainfall. In Vorarlberg a brook broke into a house and caused a gas explosion injuring six people. One person is missing after he and his car were swept away. In the capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck, all bridges over the Inn had to be closed. In Western Tyrol, landslides killed one man and injured another.

In Switzerland the cities of Bern and Lucerne were partially flooded. Mudslides killed two firefighters who were trying to evacuate a farm. In the canton of Zürich one man drowned, and a woman in Graubünden is missing after she too fell into a stream. The Swiss government estimates the floodings caused a damage of at least US$79 million.

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Major League Baseball roundup: September 7, 2007

Saturday, September 8, 2007

  • Braves 7, Nationals 1: Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz lost a no-hitter after seven innings, giving up a single to Ronnie Belliard in the first at-bat of the eighth inning; after allowing the hit, Smoltz left the game to cheers from the home crowd. Belliard later scored, so Smoltz (13-7) finished with one hit and one earned run for the win. Joel Hanrahan (4-3) pitched 4 1/3 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) for the loss. The Nationals committed five errors in the game, three of them by third-baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who also went 0-4, striking out all four times he batted. In the ninth inning of the game, a fan ran onto the field; he was immediately tackled by security officers, but one officer was injured after he landed on his head in the scuffle, and the game was halted while the officer was carted off the field for treatment. The Braves (72-69) are 7.5 games back of the Mets in the NL East, and 4.5 games back of the Padres in the NL Wild Card race.

  • White Sox 11, Twins 10, 13 inn: In a wild game that saw the Twins score six runs in the 9th inning to break a 4-4 tie, only to allow six runs to the White Sox in the bottom half of the inning, A.J. Pierzynski finally won the game in the 13th inning with a bases-loaded walkoff single. Heath Phillips (1-1) got the win, giving up one hit in the 13th. Juan Rincon (3-3) pitched 1 1/3 inning, allowing the winning run for the loss.
  • Red Sox 4, Orioles 0: Jon Lester (4-0) gave up four hits in seven scoreless innings for the win. The Red Sox (86-56) lead the Yankees in the AL East by 6.5 games.
  • Yankees 3, Royals 2: Bobby Abreu knocked in the winning run in the 7th on an RBI double. The Yankees (79-62) lead the AL Wild Card race by 3 games over the Tigers.
  • Angels 3, Indians 2, 10 inn: Ryan Garko tied the game at 2-2 for the Indians in the 9th inning, but Kendry Morales hit a walkoff single to score Chone Figgins in the bottom of the 10th. The Angels (84-57) lead the AL West by 9 games over the Mariners, while the Indians (81-60) lead the AL Central by 5 games over the Tigers.
  • Tigers 6, Mariners 1: Curtis Granderson went 2-4, hitting his 20th homer of the year and becoming only the 6th player in MLB history to hit 20 doubles, 20 triples and 20 home runs in the same season. The Tigers (76-65) trail the Indians in the AL Central by 5 games, and trail the Yankees in the AL Wild Card by 3 games.
  • Mets 11, Astros 3: Carlos Beltran hit the game-winning solo homer and an RBI single in the game. The Mets (79-61) lead the NL East by 6 games.
  • Marlins 6, Phillies 3: Miguel Olivo hit a solo homer and an RBI double, and scored two runs in the game; all three of the Phillies’ runs came off a Pat Burrell three-run homer in the 4th. The Phillies trail the Mets by 6 games in the NL East, and trail the Padres by 3 games in the NL Wild Card.
  • Pirates 6, Cubs 1: Jack Wilson finished a triple shy of the cycle, hitting a two-run homer and an RBI double to help the Pirates to a victory. The Cubs (71-69) are tied with the Brewers in the NL Central.
  • Reds 11, Brewers 4: A six-run first inning sealed the game for the Reds, led by Ken Griffey Jr., who hit his 30th homer of the year, a two-run shot in the 2nd, and drove in a run off a 1st inning single. The Brewers (71-69) are tied with the Cubs in the NL Central.
  • Diamondbacks 4, Cardinals 2: Eric Byrnes drove in the tying run off an RBI double, and scored the winning run off a fielder’s choice in the 6th inning. The Diamondbacks (79-63) lead the NL West by 2 games, while the Cardinals (69-69) trail the Cubs and Brewers by 1 game in the NL Central.
  • Rockies 10, Padres 4: The Padres lost their third straight game; Rockies starting pitcher Elmer Dessens left due to injury in the third inning. The Padres (76-64) trail the Diamondbacks by 2 games in the NL West, but lead the NL Wild Card by 2.5 games.
  • Rangers 5, Athletics 3: Rangers leadoff batter Frank Catalanotto went 3-4 with a solo homer, an RBI triple, and an RBI infield single.
  • Giants 5, Dodgers 4: After the Giants lost a one-run lead on a James Loney solo homer in the top of the 9th, the Giants’ Dan Ortmeier answered back with a walk-off homer to win the game.
  • Blue Jays 7, Devil Rays 2: Matt Stairs hit RBI singles to right field in the 5th and 6th innings; in the 5th inning, John McDonald and Vernon Wells scored; in the 6th inning, McDonald scored, but Wells was thrown out at home.

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Anthrocon 2007 draws thousands to Pittsburgh for furry weekend

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Local caterers get ready for big business, as almost three thousand fans converge on the David L. Lawrence Convention Center over the Independence Day weekend for the world’s largest ever furry convention, Anthrocon 2007.

Many hope to renew acquaintances, or meet new friends. Others look to buy from dealers and artists, or show off new artwork or costumes. Some attend to make money, or even learn a thing or two. But one thing unites them: They’re all there to have fun.

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  • 1 Costly expansion
  • 2 Programming and entertainment
  • 3 Audience
  • 4 Art show and dealers
  • 5 Charity and volunteers
  • 6 Local impact
  • 7 Related news
  • 8 Sources
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What Is So Great About Online Banking}

What Is So Great About Online Banking

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Craig Thornburrow

All of us, whether we like it or not, have to manage our finances. These days, many people opt for online banking as their preferred method of handling their bank accounts. But what makes online banking so attractive to so many people? Here are a few of the advantages that make online banking such a hit.

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Some people have a fear of online banking, wondering how the banks manage to keep Internet pirates from grabbing access codes and making off with the money. Financial institutions in particular have a number of checkpoints that make it virtually impossible for someone to grab your credentials. In fact, your bank accounts are probably safer today since the advent of online banking than they were just twenty years ago.

Perhaps the single most attractive feature of online banking is the fact that you can access your accounts any time of the day or night. This feature allows you to check on available balances any time you like. You can know if a check or some other sort of debit has cleared your account, see if any pending deposits have been posted, and verify your balance at a time that is convenient for you. As an added bonus, you can transfer funds from one account to another, with the greatest of ease.

Many online banking packages also have a package you may use to create and mail checks directly from your account, rather than you having to do the checks manually. Basically, you establish a profile on each of the vendors you wish to pay with an electronic check. When you are ready to do your monthly bills, you simply log into your account, pull up the information on the vendor, and authorize a payment in the amount you wish. The check is printed and mailed on your behalf. Many people find the process takes them a fraction of the time it takes to write out a check by hand, address an envelope, lick a stamp, and then mail the payment.

Online banking also encompasses the ability to set up recurring payments. It is possible to establish electronic transfers from your account directly to your vendors each month. This process allows you to not even have to worry about whether or not the phone bill has been received and paid. Of course, you can change the status of a recurring payment any time you wish, and online banking systems always allow you to see what recurring payments have been processed in your current billing cycle.

Online banking can be a great help to anyone who would rather spend time in ways other than standing in line at the bank, or arranging your schedule to accommodate the hours that a bank is open. If you do not currently utilize online banking, contact your financial institution today. You may be surprised in the many ways online banking will make your life easier.

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Four small explosions strike London’s transport system

Thursday, July 21, 2005

London Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair has confirmed that there have been three small explosions on tube trains at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd’s Bush stations, and another small explosion on a No. 26 bus on Hackney Road in Bethnal Green.

The London Ambulance Service has not found any injured people, but one person has reported themselves to a local hospital. It is not yet known if this is connected with the blasts.

All the devices were “conventional” but possibly faulty, and contained no chemical or biological agents. Not all the bombs exploded fully; Bomb Squad officers are working on making them safe. There are no reports of the deaths of suspects who attempted to set the explosives off.

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