Ft. Wayne, Indiana burn center treats Afghan child

Posted November 14th, 2018 by F4GKcb4Y

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Doctors at the regional burn center at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana are treating a patient flown in from war-torn Afghanistan.

U.S. Army’s 113th Battalion, which is made up of Indiana National Guardsman, discovered five-year-old Zia after a propane explosion in suburban Kabul earlier this year destroyed homes and killed six of the boy’s family members.

The blast left Zia with third degree burns on his arms, torso and legs. Guardsmen, familiar with the Fort Wayne burn center, worked with non-profit group, Northeast Indiana Burn Council to raised $18,500 to fly Zia, accompanied by his father Abdul Qahir, to Fort Wayne for treatment.

Upon arrival, he was rushed to the St. Joseph burn unit, where after a few days of recovery fromtravel, underwent his first surgery June 23. The second and final surgery was postponed ninedays from an original date of July 2 because the boy developed an infection in one of his wounds,which is common for burn patients.

The second surgery grafted skin onto burn wounds on Zia’s arm, chest and the second toe on hisright foot. Tuesday, doctors said Zia was recovering and appeared to be in good spirits. Inpreparation for their planned return trip to Afghanistan in September, doctors are teaching Zia’sfather physical therapy techniques needed for further recovery. “Without good therapy, he couldbe right back where we started,” Dr. John Mancoll, the lead surgeon on the case, said in aninterview with the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette newspaper.

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U.S. force-feeding Guantanamo hunger strikers

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Friday, October 7, 2005

Reports from Amnesty International and an attorney representing some detainees indicate that hunger strikes continue among those held at the United States detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 200 prisoners are participating in the hunger strike — of these, 21 are being force fed by military personnel.

According to human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, the prisoners have been shackled to their beds to prevent them removing the feeding tubes that have been inserted into their noses. “The notion that a qualified medical practitioner would be prepared to supervise such a procedure (as force-feeding through a tube), goes against all medical ethics, certainly in this country,” said Trevor Turner, a director of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital of London.

Military authorities maintain that only 36 detainees are currently strikers — they define a hunger striker as one who has refused at least nine meals. According to U.S. military personnel, a striker is only force-fed when his life is in danger.

Some detainees have been striking since August to protest the alleged inhumane conditions at the camp as well as their indefinite confinement without charge or normal legal rights, according to attorneys representing them.

Wikinews 2014: An ‘Original reporting’ year in review

Posted November 11th, 2018 by F4GKcb4Y

Wednesday, December 24, 2014With the English-language Wikinews continuing to increase the amount of original content published, we take a look back at some of the eighty-plus original reports from our contributors during 2014.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Well-known Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was found unconscious on Tuesday at her Los Angeles home, and immediately taken to hospital, according to reports. An update on her condition appeared yesterday on her website.

The update yesterday on her website said, “Joni remains under observation in the hospital and is resting comfortably. We are encouraged by her progress and she continues to improve and get stronger each day.” Webpage ‘We love you Joni’ was also created for fans on Facebook and Twitter to send Mitchell messages to get well soon.

A previous statement left on Mitchell’s website on Tuesday said, “Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital. She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits.” They added, “More updates to come when we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way.”

According to an early report by TMZ, the seventy-one year old musician’s condition was serious, and a 911 phone call was made from her home around 2:30 p.m. local time.

Rolling Stone, also claims that a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson explained to them that, though they could not reveal who was taken to the hospital at the time, paramedics were sent to Mitchell’s house.

On her twitter account, CBC news producer Leslie Stojsic gave a conflicting statement to other reports on Mitchell’s condition, saying, “Source tells me she’s in hospital recovering after ‘minor medical emergency,’ was *not* found unconscious.” She also added, “I’m told now she’s resting in hospital and is among friends. A good sign.”

It did not take long for her condition in hospital to spread through the social media. Many tweeted prayers and well wishes; one of them being rocker Billy Idol. He tweeted, “Sorry to hear todays news about Joni Mitchell. I sang on her ‘Dancing Clown’ single many moons ago, all the best 4 her recovery.”

Mitchell also reportedly suffers from Morgellons disease; a skin condition where people claim they have fibres coming out of their skin, along with tingling sensations. In her memoir, ‘Joni Mitchell: In her own words,’ released last year, the folk artist describes her experiences with the disease saying, “All the time it felt like I was being eaten alive by parasites living under my skin. I couldn’t leave my house for several years.”

Breezesta Adirondack Chairs Are Great For Decks And Patios

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Many people like to sit out on their deck or patio to enjoy nature or have a get together with their friends, and Breezesta Adirondack Chairs are one of the best choices for deck and patio chairs you can buy. They have been made for over a hundred years and today are available in several colors and configurations.

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Breezesta Adirondack Chairs are made from polywood, which is a combination of plastic and wood that is durable and maintenance free. Plus, if you are trying to live a greener life, these chairs are in part made from 1,000s of HDPE milk jugs and water bottles that have been recycled and turned into material to make these chairs at the Breezesta plant in Lancaster, PA.

Adirondack Chairs Have a Long History of Existence

Breezesta Adirondack Chairs are part of the long history of this type of chair, which was created in 1903 by Thomas Lee when he was on vacation in the Adirondack Mountains, which is where the chair gets its name. Since then, these outdoor chairs have become very popular.The original version of an Adirondack chair had eleven flat wooden boards, as well as a straight back and seat, and wide arm rests. Today’s versions have a more rounded back and a contoured seat, as they were modified in 1938. Now it comes in many different colors and is available usually in wood or plastic materials, or as with the Breezesta Adirondack Chairs, a combo of the two.

Breezesta Offers Lifetime Warranty

Breezesta Adirondack Chairs have a lifetime warranty protecting them from cracks, splinters, chips, peels, and infestation by pests. This shows how well they stand up to outdoor usage, and are some of the reasons this style of chair has become so popular since it was first created. You can visit Breezestafurniture.com or theirFacebook page to know more.

Study: Women susceptible to high dietary glycemic load

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Women who eat “high-glycemic” foods, which cause blood sugar levels to spike, are at risk for coronary disease, according to a large study of Italians published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association. In this study men were not affected the same way, but the researchers said that more studies were needed to verify that there is really no association between a high dietary glycemic load and cardiovascular disease in men.

Sabina Sieri of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan, Italy, who led the study, said that “high consumption of carbohydrate from high-glycemic foods, rather than overall quantity of carbohydrate consumed, appears to influence the risk of developing heart disease in women.” Sieri added, “It’s a good idea for people to choose foods with a lower glycemic index over higher ones.”

Sieri and her colleagues studied 47,749 Italian adults (15,171 men and 32,578 women), who were asked to complete dietary questionnaires. Women whose diet had the highest glycemic load had 2.24 times the risk of heart disease.


Deer and other animals found dead at Ball State University

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

The carcasses of two deer, a coyote, and a possum were dumped in the Delta Gamma Iota fraternity house on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on November 10. The dead animals were apparently placed in the house while members slept. A repairman discovered the prank while working in the house’s kitchen.

Members left the house for at least a day while the animals were removed and the house was disinfected by the Delaware County Health Department.

The fraternity house is located off-campus and is recognized by Ball State — the DGI house is unaffiliated with the intra-fraternity council, however.

The animals were apparently “roadkill” (struck and killed by automobiles on the road). The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident due to the use of deceased animals in vandalism.

 Correction — May 30, 2005 As noted below, there is no relationship between the “Piano Man” and Geoffrey Betts. While the speculative nature of this article was clearly pointed out from the beginning, Wikinews would nevertheless like to apologize to Mr. Betts for any inconvenience it may have caused. (See also Wikinews editor CGorman’s apology.) 

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Wikinews reported on May 17 that several weeks earlier British police had picked up an unidentified man wandering the streets of Sheerness, United Kingdom. The man who has thus far refused to talk, has demonstrated himself to be an excellent pianist—earning him the nickname Piano Man.

Since publication of our first article, we have been contacted by a fellow wiki contributor informing us that the Piano Man may be a British actor named Geoffrey Betts. Although our contact strongly believed he knew the identity of the man and contacted the relevant authorities in regard to his belief, this has turned out to be false. While Betts was not reachable by phone or e-mail, his website was recently updated to the effect that he is not the man in question. In the meantime, the search for the identity has been narrowed down to three leads by authorities.

The original interview between Wikinews editor CGorman and contributor Steve Magruder is reproduced below.

Mahabaleshwar Four Star Hotels Regal Living For A Price!

Posted November 10th, 2018 by F4GKcb4Y

Mahabaleshwar Four Star Hotels Regal Living For A Price!


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The tourist season in Mahabaleshwar is one of frantic activity. The season lasts from early April to late September. In between, when the monsoons hit the western coast of India, tourists refrain from going to hill stations as it certainly doesn t make sense travelling in pouring rain and then end up being cooped up in hotel rooms for a vacation. It s a different issue altogether if it involves honeymooners.


is a tourist destination and thousands of people from the plains of Maharashtra and other states enjoy taking a vacation here. Vacations are good periods to get away from daily routine and importantly from the concrete jungles that surrounds city people all the time. Here in Mahabaleshwar, there is only natural beauty with a few buildings thrown in, but that gets camouflaged by the vast expanse of greenery all around.

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There are few four star hotels in Mahabaleshwar to cater to people who are willing to pay for some extra luxuries. These are Hotel Ramsukh Resorts, Hotel Sherwood Resort and Hotel Bright land Holiday Village. The four star hotels are situated in vantage points across the town mainly on hill sides so they offer their guests excellent panoramic views of the whole hill station. People visiting the Shiva temple will find the Ramsukh Resort hotel convenient as it is right next to it. Its location makes it possible for tourists to view the sunrise across the mountain ranges in the mornings. The hotel has a spa that guests can enjoy. The beauty of this hotel is every room has a vantage view of the Western Ghats Krishna valley, and the sparkling blue waters of the Dhom Dam. The rooms are tastefully done up and guests have five choices. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest gadgets to make guests as comfortable as possible to help them take care of any business if required. Outdoor activities like horse riding, treks in nature trails, jungle walks and discotheque take care of the recreational activities to keep guests occupied.

Hotel Sherwood resorts lies enclosed in eight acres of lush green cover. This is a highly popular four star hotel that treats its guests like Gods and takes special interests in them. It s the personalized service provided to guests that brings them back again and again. The tastefully decorated rooms are categorized into a/c and non-a/c rooms. There are also chalets and suites at extra costs. Another of the

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