Advantages Of Lcd Television

Submitted by: shelia sapara

LCD TV s or Liquid Crystal Display Televisions gained full popularity in 2007. This was due in part because of their lightweight and slim design. The LCD TV is still the most popular set on the market today with multiple sizes, brands, and uses. The reasonable cost and availability at a number of retailers and/or online locations has also aided in its higher number of sales.

There are a few different types of LCD TVs. They are available with built-in DVD players for anyone wanting a more streamline and clutter-free look. There are also some brands that come with the new four color technology. This gives an extra richness to the image quality. There are some models that have the speakers in the front and some have them on the side or the bottom.

For anyone wanting to fill a wall area for a media room there will be a variety of large screen choices, like sixty inches or even larger. In contrast, if the area is small, like an office or dorm the small screen sizes make a great fit as well. There are many sizes in between that will integrate into anyone s home or office.

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There are LCD televisions in all the premium name brand TV makers. Also, they come in economy and even basic brands. For those wanting to keep all electronics in the same brand family there will be no trouble in accomplishing this with the LCD TV. Therefore, if anyone trusts one brand over the others there will be no problem finding the right set and size to fit those needs.

Another perk with the LCD TV s are the several uses. Besides the obvious use to watch antenna, cable, or satellite broadcasting, they can be used with any of the video game systems. The sharp picture and rich colors give the gamer an enhanced playing experience. In addition, it can be used as a PC monitor or even a video recording monitor.

With the range in sizes and brands, the prices are just as varied. Their cost continues to drop the more they are mass produced to meet popularity demands. Therefore, those having the most budget-wise mentality will find a LCD TV to suit their needs. This makes it an easy decision for anyone needing to purchase one for home or office.

There are many accessories to enhance this television set. Most LCD TVs come with several wiring options like HDMI, optical, component, cable, and antenna. HDMI and optical are the best two choices in connecting items like DVD players and/or gaming systems. There are also many different surround sound and other external speaker options for optimal sound experience.

The LCD TVs popularity is continually growing even with competition. They are holding strong with the most reasonable pricing offering the chance for anyone to be able to purchase one. They are also very versatile and can help save money by being used as a monitor and a television with the proper set up. Also, with all the different wiring and accessory options the quality can be greatly enhanced.

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Looted, possibly contaminated body parts transplanted into USA, Canadian patients

Monday, March 20, 2006

Fears of contaminated bone and skin grafts are being felt by unsuspecting patients following the revelation that funeral homes may have been looting corpses.

Janet Evans of Marion Ohio was told by her surgeon, “The bone grafts you got might have been contaminated”. She reacted with shock, “I was flabbergasted because I didn’t even know what he was talking about. I didn’t know I got a bone graft until I got this call. I just thought they put in screws and rods.”

The body of Alistair Cooke, the former host of “Masterpiece Theatre,” was supposedly looted along with more than 1,000 others, according to two law enforcement officials close to the case. The tissue taken was typically skin, bone and tendon, which was then sold for use in procedures such as dental implants and hip replacements. According to authorities, millions of dollars were made by selling the body parts to companies for use in operations done at hospitals and clinics in the United States and Canada.

A New Jersey company, Biomedical Tissue Services, has reportedly been taking body parts from funeral homes across Brooklyn, New York. According to ABC News, they set up rooms like a “surgical suite.” After they took the bones, they replaced them with PVC pipe. This was purportedly done by stealth, without approval of the deceased person or the next of kin. 1,077 bodies were involved, say prosecuters.

Investagators say a former dentist, Michael Mastromarino, is behind the operation. Biomedical was considered one of the “hottest procurement companies in the country,” raking in close to $5 million. Eventually, people became worried: “Can the donors be trusted?” A tissue processing company called LifeCell answered no, and issued a recall on all their tissue.

Cooke’s daughter, Susan Cooke Kittredge, said, “To know his bones were sold was one thing, but to see him standing truncated before me is another entirely.” Now thousands of people around the country are receiving letters warning that they should be tested for infectious diseases like HIV or hepatitis. On February 23, the Brooklyn District Attorney indicted Mastromarino and three others. They are charged with 122 felony counts, including forgery and bodysnatching.

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Kenya government fires health worker strikers over failure to ‘report back to work’

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Kenyan government has dismissed 25,000 striking health workers, mostly nurses, citing failure to heed government orders to recommence work and concern for the welfare of hospital patients. Speaking on behalf of the government, Alfred Mutua stated the workers were dismissed “illegally striking” and “[defying] the directive … to report back to work”, which he called “unethical”. The government asks that “[a]ll qualified health professionals, who are unemployed and/or retired have been advised to report to their nearest health facility for interviews and deployment”, Mutua stated.

The workers, who had been on strike for four days, were wishing to have improvements made to their wages, working conditions, and allowances. The strikes have caused a significant number of Kenyan hospitals to cease operations. According to Kenya Health Professionals Society spokesperson Alex Orina, the average monthly wage plus allowances for health workers in Kenya is KSh25,000 (£193, US$302 or €230) approximately. With an increasing number of reports of patients neglected in hospitals emerging, two trade unions met with the Kenyan government yesterday and negotitated a return to work, although a significant proportion of demonstrators defied the agreement, The Guardian reported.

Orina told Reuters the dismissals were “cat-and-mouse games, you cannot sack an entire workforce. It is a ploy to get us to rush back to work, but our strike continues until our demands are met”. Frederick Omiah, a member of the same society, believed the government’s actions would “make an already delicate and volatile situation worse”, expressing concern that demonstrations may continue in the capital Nairobi, amongst other locations. Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union chairperson Dr. Victor Ng’ani described government actions as “reckless”.

Mutua said the health workers were “no longer employees of the government” and had been eliminated from the payroll. While Ng’ani told the BBC of difficulties with finding other workers as skilled and experienced, Mutua reportedly stated that this would not be an issue. “We have over 100,000 to 200,000 health professionals looking for work today,” Mutua commented. “There will be a lag of a day or two … but it is better than letting people die on the floor, at the gate, or suffer in pain”.

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Serial killer suspected loose in New York, more bodies found

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Police in Suffolk County, New York suspect that a serial killer may be on the loose in the area, following the discovery of eight bodies on beaches near the New York City area since December 2010. The latest discovery of three corpses was made by investigators on Gilgo Beach, which is a barrier island south of Long Island about 45 miles (70 kilometres) east of New York. The corpses were located in an area of “dense brush”.

Four of the eight bodies located so far along a highway near the beach have been identified as prostitutes who had arranged meetings with clients via the internet, over services such as Craigslist; victim number five, whose body was found last week, has not yet been formally identified. Police forensics officers took a month to discover who the first four victims were, using dental records and DNA sampling.

Police are remaining cautious over the latest batch of three, saying that they have yet to officially connect this find with the previous five corpses.

According to Suffolk County’s Police Commissioner, Richard Dormer, the latest three sets of remains were found by officers on foot and via an air search as they scoured tick-infested underbrush and evergreens. The remains of the new victims were found about 500 metres apart.

During the investigations, police have also been focusing on the disappearance of a prostitute from New Jersey, Shannan Gilbert. She was last seen in the Oak Beach, New York area in May 2010, where she had arranged to meet a client. A witness in a gated community claims that a woman he suspects to be Gilbert came to the door of his house around 4.45pm on May 1 last year, begging for help. She fled when he tried to call the police.

DNA testing however, has determined that the fifth body is not Gilbert’s.

A thorough search is continuing in the area, Commissioner Dormer said, using all available methods ranging from cadaver dogs, police academy cadets and detectives through to volunteer firefighters.

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Retirement Communities Of Different Lifestyles

Retirement Communities Of Different Lifestyles


Cara Larose

Retirement, according to most dictionaries is the period of life where a person completely stops from any type of employment. Many people may go with retirement if they are already eligible to have a pension and other benefits. When they are not physically able to fulfill their previous works, this is most particular in cases where the company itself is the one who would not allow a person to work due to illness or incapacity.

However, retirement would still mean different things to other people. When it comes to the topic of retiring, people have different priorities and ideas on how they see themselves living during this latter stage of their lives. There is no single retirement destination that would fit the personal specification and demands that will suit everybody. However, there are still common denominators and factors in terms of what is advantageous and attractive to retirees.

This list would all come down to the plentiful and varying types of recreational activities that the elderly can enroll themselves into, the affordability of the retirement home or facility, the living standards and costs, health care facilities, safety and security, good climates for ageing people, beautiful sceneries, low crime rate in the community accessible transportation and one-the-side work opportunities to help the senior citizens get preoccupied.

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One of the places to consider is the

retirement communities in Pennsylvania

. There are a lot of retirement homes to choose from. From the luxurious and over the top living standards that includes amenities such as golf clubs, heated pools and saunas in clubhouses, spa and salon; work out gym and spacious lots and houses that speak of volume and extravagance.

However, if you are on a budget, there are still good finds in terms of the

retirement communities in Pennsylvania

. Despite your limited budget, you are still entitled to a comfortable living with its interesting nature sceneries that could live you in awe, medical centers to assure health care and other recreation activities and sports.

If one would just browse the web and explore his or her options for the best

retirement communities in Pennsylvania

, then one could find the one suitable as per a person s choice.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progressive Conservative candidate Penny Lucas, Kenora—Rainy River

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Penny Lucas is running for the Progressive Conservative in the Ontario provincial election, in the Kenora-Rainy River riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Sir Edward Heath, former British PM, dies at 89

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Sir Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970-1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965-1975, has died at his home in Salisbury just a week after his 89th birthday.

Heath implemented the decimalization of the British coinage, led the United Kingdom into the European Economic Community, attempted to end industrial unrest with the Industrial Relations Act, initiated a failed power-sharing government in Northern Ireland, and, in order to cope with a coal strike on top of the 1973 fuel crisis, instituted a three-day work week in the UK.

Today he was eulogised by fellow politicians, including Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who succeeded Heath after he was ousted from the Conservative Party leadership in 1975. She said that with Heath’s death Britain had lost a ‘political giant’. There was also praise, from Heath’s former political secretary Sir Douglas Hurd, for his contribution to the EEC.

‘He got us into the European Union,’ Sir Hurd said. ‘I mean that is a huge step, a very difficult one, which I doubt would have happened without his particular kind of thoroughness and determination. That was an amazing achievement.’[1]

Prime Minister Tony Blair issued a statement describing Sir Heath as ‘a man of great integrity and beliefs’.

Heath was offered the post of Ambassador to the United States in 1979, but declined. He continued to represent the constituency of Old Bexley and Sidcup as a backbench MP until his retirement in 2001. He was created a Knight of the Garter in 1992.

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Short Sales, Foreclosures And Bank Owned Properties Part 1

By Ron Nedd

There are many properties in some stage of foreclosure or taken back by lenders at this time and a lot of buyers ask about these because they’ve heard about how this is where you can get an incredible deal. After more experience with these types of properties I’ve found that there is a lot of false information and hype out there and want to provide you with some more information that can help you understand this whole subject a little better.

During the boom years there were tons of seminars and books on how to make a fortune in real estate by buying and flipping houses. Though some people were able to make good money quickly that way during the period of about 2003 to mid-2005, many others are now part of the foreclosure statistics.

Similarly, there are now lots of websites, seminars, books, etc. on how to make your fortune buying foreclosure properties. They present stories of exceptionally good situations that make it sound like this is how every foreclosure situation goes even though it is really more of a rare occurrence for the average person. Maybe these are the same people who promoted the seminars and books on ‘flipping’ (and maybe they are also the ones who email you about winning the UK lottery or about the $50Million they want to send you from Nigeria:).

That’s not to say that there aren’t good deals available in properties that are in some stage of foreclosure, there are. For example, in March I saw a condo in Palm Harbor priced $25,000 less than the one a client of mine bought last year (which was already $50,000 below what they were priced for in 2005). But this current one also has a garage and upgraded kitchen countertops and cabinets (which my client’s condo didn’t have).

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Another example is a house in Dunedin that one of my clients is buying which is priced about $20,000 less than comparable properties in the same area and is in good condition. So it is true you can find some properties that are good deals.

BUT – there are some things you’ll need to understand because the process can be quite different from the normal.

First of all there are some different types of ‘foreclosure’ properties and I want to start off by clearing this up for you.

There is a ‘pre-foreclosure’. This is a property where the owner has fallen behind on their payments to a point where the bank has begun the foreclosure proceedings (usually by filing a notice of pending legal action).

There is a ‘short sale’. This generally means a pre-foreclosure property where the property is being listed at a price that is less than what is owed on the outstanding loans. You can recognize these in listings as it will either say “short sale” or “3rd party approval needed” or ‘list price may not be sufficient to cover all encumbrances’ (meaning that the bank will have to approve it in addition to the seller accepting the offer).

One word of caution though, some realtors will list a property as a short sale or “possible” short sale without even having their client complete a ‘short sale package’ (the paperwork that will have to be submitted to the bank with any contract) – avoid these as in most cases they end up going nowhere or take months to hear anything back.

There are also “bank-owned” properties. Bank-owned means the bank has completed the foreclosure proceedings and now owns the property fully. These are usually the easiest and quickest of the different types of foreclosure properties to deal with although they are sometimes (not always) in pretty bad condition.

That gives you a basic overview of the types of ‘foreclosure’ properties you may run into. In Part II, I’ll go over some information that will be important to know if you are considering purchasing a property in any stage of foreclosure.

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US stock markets fall amid credit fears

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 280 points, Friday, to 13181.91, just two weeks after soaring to a historic record of 14,000. Two other major indexes, the Nasdaq and the Standard and Poor 500, fell more than 2% in a widespread market sell-off.

Shares of Bear Stearns, the largest United States underwriter of mortgage bonds, fell 6.3% today, resulting from Standard and Poor’s altering its outlook toward the company to “negative” from “stable”. The investment banking firm recently saw two of its major hedge funds sink after exposure to the sub-prime mortgage decline. Standard and Poor’s report said the firm may have problems, including its hedge funds, that could hurt the firm “for an extended period.”

The company held a press conference at noon, but was unable to salvage its stock, leading to heavy losses in the rest of the financial sector. Chief Financial Officer Sam Molinaro remarked that the credit market was in the worst condition he had seen in 22 years.

American Express shares fell 5.6%, while homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises fell 9.4% in the sell-off which impacted all the indexes. American Home Mortgage Investment Corporation shares fell 52.07% in the session after announcing plans to close most operations and lay off over 6000 employees. The company has also lost its lending license in four states including New York.

“It is with great sadness that American Home has had to take this action,” Chief Executive Michael Strauss said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the market conditions in both the secondary mortgage market as well as the national real estate market have deteriorated to the point that we have no realistic alternative.”

Analysts say that the weakness in the stock markets and economy in general could prompt the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates, consequently allowing inflation to rise, but that it would also support stocks and ease borrowing. The Fed has not changed interest rates since June 2006.

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