NZ man stabbed in the face with a 15-centimetre knife

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Friday, July 7, 2006

A 36-year-old man, who is yet to be named, is undergoing surgery after an attacker lodged a knife through one cheek and out the other. The handle broke off, leaving the 15-cm (about 6 inches) blade inside him. The man was rushed to hospital today, July 7, at about 2 a.m. NZST. The attack occurred last night after a domestic row in Albany on Auckland‘s North Shore.

New Zealand Police report that the knife just missed his optic nerve and his condition is stable and not life threatening.

John Chaplin, head and neck surgeon said, “the man could be treated relatively simply. The major blood vessels of the head were further back in the neck and the knife could be relatively easily removed in an operating theatre where bleeding could be controlled.”

The police have issued an arrest warrant for Vance Paraki Tuheke, 31-year-old, in relation to the attack.

The victim may suffer from some facial numbness.

5 Tips To Increase Your Adsense Revenue}

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5 Tips To Increase Your Adsense Revenue


Michelle Bery –

The brain trust over at Google has come up with a little wacky, off-the-wall idea about Internet ads. Make them less annoying.

No, thats it. Thats the whole plan. Seems like someone should have thought of that one a little earlier.

But bloggers can cash in with Googles AdSense network. Instead of posting blinking lights, cheap animation and a bobbing and bouncing monkey (or the paper football, although I totally rock at that one) Google matches vertical or horizontal blocks of text with the content of the web page. The ads dont blink or jump around. Instead, they match or relate to the topic at hand, so the reader isnt seized with the immediate need to get it off the screenright nowno matter what it costs.

Traffic goes up, income goes up. Making money on the Internet it may be the World Wide Webs Holy Grail. Still, despite the simplicity, there are several steps savvy bloggers can take to give AdSense added oomph.

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Here are some other almost obvious tips:

Dont make it boring. Boring equals bad. More importantly, boring drives readers away in two clicks. No one wants to read for three days straight why organizing your closet via season, not color, makes sense. Try to keep content fresh and continually updated. The more often people check in to see what else is going on in your world, the more often you hear cha-ching. Wash-rinse-repeat a few times, and you have created a loyal and happy reader.

Make it easy to read. People cannot read blue text on a black screen! Keeping the layout simple and clean is the easiest way not to screw anything up. A general rule calls for placing an advertisement above the fold, or in place on the first portion of the screen before any scrolling is required.

Think about ad placement. Dont try to squish a horizontal advertisement into a vertical one. Google provides plenty of ad options from including a link to placing an ad in the middle of some text so no need exists to use the wrong ad. If you dont know what size to make an idea, going too wide will look the best.

Listen to your readers. Most of them are not to hesitant to give an honest opinion of a new advertisement type or content or anything else for that matter. If moving all your ads to the bottom of a rambling ode to your dead parakeet causes income to crash, then, well, maybe you shouldnt do that. Consider making small, gradual changes and watching your traffic numbers.

Remember why you started blogging. Bloggers blog for fun, for release, for a creative jolt and any other number of reasons. But, usually, not because the idea of sitting at the computer makes them think of a dentists drill. If it stops being fun for you, your readers will likely realize it. And who wants to be around that guy? If you find your self in a slump, give yourself permission to take a day or two off. Then, think about why you do this and what you want out of it. Plus, its totally an addiction, so after a day or two you will be itching to get back.

Just because it took surfers years to almost literally rising up in arms against pop ad is no reason your blog cant start earning money now. Follow these tips and let Googles AdSense do most of the work.

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

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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.

Pennsylvania cop on trial for allegedly murdering girlfriend’s estranged husband

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The trial began today for a Pennsylvania state trooper accused of killing his girlfriend’s estranged husband.

Kevin Foley, 43, is accused of cutting the throat of John Yelenic, a dentist who was in the final stages of finalizing a divorce from his wife, Michele. According to prosecutors, Foley “loathed Dr. Yelenic” so much that he asked another fellow trooper to help him commit the alleged murder, which occurred in Yelenic’s Blairsville home.

Deputy Attorney General Anthony Krastek told an Indiana County jury that Foley also prayed Yelenic would die, and spread false rumors that Yelenic molested his adopted son.

“You will see Kevin Foley has the motive, the opportunity and the ability to commit this crime, almost to the exclusion of anybody else,” Krastek said.

Foley’s defense attorney, Jeffrey Monzo, said during opening statements that DNA evidence was not conclusive. Monzo admitted to the jury that Foley did not like Yelenic, but said that does not mean he murdered him.

“Kevin Foley is innocent,” he said.

Prosecutors said they could call as many as 70 witnesses to try and prove Foley wanted Yelenic to die. The trial, at the Indiana County Courthouse, is expected to last about three weeks.

Foley, who is on unpaid suspension from the Pennsylvania State Police, is charged with criminal homicide. The jury has the option of convicting him of first-degree murder, which could put Foley in prison for life without parole, or of a lesser degree charge, like manslaughter.

John Yelenic was found dead in his home on April 13, 2006, one day before he was planning on signing his divorce papers. Prosecutors said Foley killed Yelenic after going to the dentist’s house to confront him over the terms of the divorce. Prosecutors claim Foley slashed Yelenic several times with a knife and pushed his head through a small window, causing a further gash on his neck. Yelenic bled to death.

Foley had been living with Michele Yelenic for two years at the time of the alleged homicide. Krastek said Michele also helped perpetuate rumors that Dr. Yelenic molested their son. John and Michele Yelenic had been separated in 2002. Michele Yelenic stood to collect Dr. Yelenic’s estate and a $1 million life insurance policy, and could lose about $2,500 a month in support if the divorce was finalized, a Pennsylvania grand jury previously determined.

Michele Yelenic is expected to testify that Foley was home with her when the alleged murder occurred. Krastek told the jury DNA under Yelenic’s fingerprints will ultimately link him to the murder, as will bloody shoe prints found at the crime scene that match athletic shoes Foley is known to wear.

Monzo also said authorities have failed to investigate several other suspects, including Yelenic’s neighbor. Monzo said Yelenic was on very friendly terms with the neighbor’s wife, which could have given him a motive to commit the murder.

Prior to the trial, Foley’s defense attorneys unsuccessfully sought a change of venue because an overwhelming majority of the jury pool was familiar with the allegations. The change was denied when jurors insisted they had not formed an opinion about the charges.

Augusten Burroughs on addiction, writing, his family and his new book

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Friday, October 12, 2007

I had an unofficial phone call from Gay Talese last Tuesday. He had just flown back from Colombia and he was cranky. “I’m happy to do an interview with you,” he said, “but what the hell could you ask me that’s not already out there? Have you even bothered to look?!”

“Jeez, Mr. Talese, lots of things,” was my response. I lied. The truth is that when I call people to interview them, I do not have a set of preconceived questions. My agenda is to talk to them and gain a sense of who they are; to flesh them out as humans. To find out what they think about the world around them at that moment. With Gay Talese I had little interest in talking about Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and with Augusten Burroughs I had little interest in discussing Running with Scissors. I want to know what they think about things outside of the boxes people have placed them in.

With a memoirist like Burroughs, even this is a challenge. What parts of his life he has not written about himself, other interviewers have strip-mined. When we met for dinner at Lavagna in the East Village, I explained to Augusten this issue. I suggested we make the interview more of a conversation to see if that would be more interesting. “Instead of you in the catbird seat,” I said, “let’s just talk.”

We struck an instant rapport. What set out to be an hour and half interview over dinner had turned into four hours of discussion about our lives similarly lived. I removed half of the interview: the half that focused on me.

Below is Wikinews reporter David Shankbone’s conversation with writer Augusten Burroughs.


  • 1 On addiction and getting sober
  • 2 On the Turcottes and his mother
  • 3 On his work
  • 4 On the response to his work from addicts
  • 5 On belief in a higher power
  • 6 On the gay community
  • 7 On his new book, A Wolf at the Table, a memoir about his father
  • 8 On women’s breasts and tattoos
  • 9 On losing his hair
  • 10 Sources

The Quality Of Retired Life

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The Quality Of Retired Life



All your life you have worked hard and never had the time to do all the things you really wanted to. Now that you have retired, it s time to make up for all that. And Chateau Cupertino offers you the perfect way to do this. The service staff at the upscale retirement community takes care of your daily chores, so you have the free time to spend as you want. Make new friends, do all the things you never had time for while you enjoying all the amenities and features that are available.

The premium retirement apartments ensure that you live in comfort. The word economical may lead people to think that the retirement housing in question is a very basic senior housing facility with the minimum of comforts. In the case of Chateau Cupertino, this is not the case. This retirement community offers upscale retirement housing and for those who want to economize without losing out on the comforts that this leading provider of retirement housing in the Bay Area offers, shared occupancy with full services is available. All the comforts and amenities that Chateau Cupertino is famous for are yours to enjoy so that you are assured of a comfortable retired life at the most reasonable rates. One issue that often deters seniors from opting to live in a retirement community is the fear of being cut off from the world. This is one thing the residents of Chateau Cupertino do not have to worry about.

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This upscale retirement community is centrally located one-half block south of Stevens Creek Boulevard and one mile west of Cupertino Square shopping mall. Numerous banks, restaurants, stores, the library, and emergency and medical services are all within walking distance. Residents never feel cut off from the outside world. The recession has hit peoples finances hard, especially those of the retired. But a reduced budget does not mean that retirement housing that offers a chance to live in comfort and security is not available. Chateau Cupertino has long been known to be among the best retirement communities in the Bay Area. Understanding that the economic downturn has hit people hard, they have introduced a full service shared occupancy option that allows the retired to enjoy all the comforts that this upscale retirement community offers at more affordable rates.

They key words here are full service those opting for shared occupancy miss out on none of the excellent facilities, comforts and activities that this retirement community is known for. After a lifetime of living life on your own terms, retirement is not a time to start making compromises. Your independence is something you treasure but perhaps the high costs of retirement housing has put you off looking at this option. Chateau Cupertino offers upscale retirement housing that provides you comfort, care, respect and independence. And with the full service shared occupancy option that has recently been introduced, you don t have to pay assisted living prices to avail of all that one of the best retirement communities in Santa Clara County has to offer.

Visit to see the quality of life that residents enjoy here. Phone (408) 446-4300 or email to find out more.

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Petr ?ech retires from international football

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Monday, July 11, 2016

On Friday, Arsenal F.C. goalkeeper and Czech Republic football captain Petr ?ech announced retirement from international football.

Debuting fourteen years ago, ?ech made 124 international appearances and became his nation’s most capped player. The 34-year-old goalkeeper said, “This is a purely football-based decision. […] I’m now 34 and the next [international] tournament is in two years which, in football, is a very long time.”

?ech said his childhood dream was to play a match in the national jersey. He has conceded 115 goals. Debuting against Hungary, he played his last international match against Turkey in the UEFA Euro 2016 group stage.

?ech has played four Euro tournaments, winning the bronze medal in 2004. He was voted Czech Footballer of the Year eight times and won the golden ball ten times.

?ech plays for Arsenal in the Premier League. He has made 367 Premier League appearances for Chelsea F.C. and Arsenal.

UK Wikinews Shorts: July 8, 2013

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, July 8, 2013.

Crude Oil Vs Gold, Who’s Ready To Rally

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By Chris Vermeulen

While gold was extremely popular the past few years, I think its safe to say crude oil is unbeatable for popularity, as it’s a resource which almost everyone uses on a daily basis and it effects all of us in the wallet when oil prices rise as fuel, shipping costs and petroleum products start to cost more and more. This is the first time I have REALLY noticed everyone is following the price of oil. When kids start talking about it, then you know its being watched like a hawk from all types of individuals and traders.

When crude oil peaked at $147.90 back in July, people were starting to panic. The increase on fuel alone was really taking a toll on commuters and shipping costs went through the roof, which hurt almost every business in some way. That being said, oil is now back down at support and looking ready for a bounce. Let’s take a look at the charts.

Crude Oil Monthly Chart Explained

The monthly chart is by far the most over looked chart, because it seems so far out of most people’s trading time frame, that they just don’t check to see what things look like from further distance. I will admit that is a boring chart to watch, as it moves as slow as molasses but it still provides excellent support and resistance levels, which we do not see on the weekly or daily chart. Currently the monthly chart of crude oil has pulled back to the 200 day moving average, which is generally a good place where buyers step in. Also to take that same price level and see that it’s also a long-term support level, really starts making things look better for a possible bounce.

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Crude Oil (USO Fund) Weekly Chart Explained

The weekly chart is really exciting to look at because oil has sold off so hard and it’s become the talk of the world, everyone wants to catch the bounce in oil price when it does finally bounce. I can see oil bouncing back up to the $60 level but only time will tell. I don’t forecast or trade with a bias; I am strictly a technical trader. You can see how popular it has become simply by looking at the volume on the chart. Only 12 months ago it was trading an average of 30 million shares and now it’s blasted higher to over 200 million shares each week, indicating we should see some type of reversal soon. This prolonged steep sell-off is starting to show signs of a bottom. The downward trend line has been tested as prices are starting to slow the speed of decline. Also the MACD is getting close to crossing over as the downward momentum is slowing.

The Trading Time Frame – Crude Oil Daily Chart Explained

The daily chart of crude oil is what most traders use and it is also what I focus on for generating entry and exit points. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned we needed oil to break higher above our down trend line and then correct (sell back down) to lower our risk, as we will be able to draw a support trend line once oil reverses and generates a reversal candle.

This daily oil chart shows us that oil is starting to find more buyers, as we had a nice bounce in price 2 weeks ago and heavy volume also shows interest is climbing. The MACD (momentum) has been on an up-trend for a couple of months indicating that we should see a shift in trend soon. And to top that off, stochastic has bottomed and started to head higher, which is bullish for the short term. Oil can also be traded using the leveraged exchange traded funds (ETF) DXO and DTO, if you want more bang for your buck.

Crude Oil Conclusion:

Oil continues to be in a strong down trend and waiting for a low risk entry point is crucial. Picking bottoms or chasing rallies just doesn’t perform well over the long run. Following a basket of ETF’s like USO, DXO, DTO, XLE, GLD, DGP, GDX, XGD.TO and more, allows me to catch moves within the gold and oil sector. My strategy is conservative and I do miss a number of good trades, because I need risk to be under 3% before I jump. Generally within the basket of ETF’s I follow, I will get one or two signals when the market reverses or bounces off support. And that is the fund where I put my money. I prefer to trade GLD and USO, but if GDX gives a signal I trade it when the time is right. Quality trades are what I focus on finding/waiting for and I avoid a ton of high risk losing trades, which are the silent killers. One high-risk trade losing 7%+ will cripple your profits for the year quickly. I continue to wait for an entry point, which could be just around the corner if things work out.

About the Author: Chris Vermeulen, Gold, Silver and Oil Trading Specialist.


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