TARC to showcase R&D achievements in 2008 AutoTronics Taipei

Friday, April 11, 2008

In the Opening Day of 2008 AutoTronics Taipei (April 9), the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) invited Jamie C. Hsu (Consultant of Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of the China and Former Management Executive Director of General Motors Global Technology) for a speech in the “Pavilion of Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC)” to forecast the future of automobile industry in Taiwan, which echoed the “Taiwan Automotive International Forum & Exhibition”, held at TWTC Nangang in conjunction with 2008 Taipei AMPA.

Before the main show, Department of Industrial Technology of Ministry of Economic Affairs supervised the establishment of TARC by ITRI, Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Metal Industries Research & Development Center, and the other academical and industrial units to improve the level of research and development including applications on security, artificial intelligence, and energy-saving.

There were several crisis for the automobile industry in Taiwan because of the decrease of market scale, low self-independence, technology transition, and the rise up of oil prices. But after in conjunction with light-weighting, electronical, and energy-saving related industries, there were other chances and challenges for the automobile industry in Taiwan. Currently, the Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium should do a proper role on R&D, policy driving, and quality improving, even though urban and rural differences, and key issue of carbon dioxide wasting, if there is a new innovation, Taiwan will be a good example in the automobile industry in the world.


Wikinews interviews Frank Moore, independent candidate for US President

Saturday, March 1, 2008

While nearly all coverage of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms.

Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, throughout the campaign. We now interview independent Presidential candidate Frank Moore, a performance artist.


The Possible Side Effects Of Nose Job: A Post Surgical Experience}

Submitted by: Dr Ahnsup Kim

We all know that any surgical procedure can present us with a list of possible side effects. These are the things that you have to be prepared about when you submit to invasive procedures to improve the look of your nose. So let me take you through the certain side effects that you can expect from nose job surgery.

Nausea and vomiting is one side effect that one will most likely experience after a nose surgery. This can be a patients reaction to anesthesia or some medications that are needed for the procedure. The good news is that these side effects are becoming less common nowadays, either caused by the type medications used or the kind of techniques practiced.

Swelling is also a very common side effect that you can expect post surgically. This is an inflammatory response of the body to trauma, as your immune system produce fluid into the area. Bandages and cold compress can reduce the gravity of swelling, as well as with proper positioning.

Elevating your head when lying down can significantly reduce fluid build-up. Swelling is expected to last for three months to a year.

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Bruising occurs after the swelling has gone down. The extent of bruising depends on how much you have averted the swelling. You can lessen the discoloration by applying cold compress gently on the area after surgery. Bruising usually occurs around the eyes and it lasts around 7 days at most.

Hematoma is also a possible side effect, although it is not always common. This is when blood pools underneath the skin. This should not be a cause for alarm because this will just go away.

You might also experience sinusitis after a rhinoplasty because of the compromised area which can result to the swelling of the nasal membranes. This will cause you to have a change in your voice but it can be managed with an antibiotic treatment.

Although incredibly rare, some patients may also experience a temporary loss of smell along with excessive mucus production. It should improve as you heal because these are basically just minor side effects.

Pain is also an expected sensation with a nose job operation. First, you have your skin compromised with incisions, and then your bone structures are then shifted and reshaped. Pain can be easily managed right away with analgesics and cold compress. If it persists, and you observe redness and an increase in pain intensity, this can be a telling sign of an infection, which usually occurs in 2% of patients.

Scarring is also a nose job side effect that cannot be overlooked. But you dont have to worry about this with a closed rhinoplasty. But even if you have an open procedure, the scars would also be hardly noticeable. To increase your chances that it does you should look for a highly qualified surgeon.

In some cases, a patient could also experience some nosebleeds. This is due to the changes done within the internal structures of the nose. But it does not occur often and episodes are always not that serious.

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News briefs:April 28, 2005

Thursday, April 28, 2005


Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran.

Dorsa Derakhshani is currently 21 years old and holds the International Master (IM) as well as Woman Grand Master (WGM) titles. Her brother, Borna, plays for the English Federation and holds the FIDE Master title.

Dorsa Derakhshani was banned since she did not wear a hijab, an Islamic headscarf, while competing at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival in January 2017. Under the laws of Islamic Republic of Iran, hijab is a mandatory dress code. Her brother Borna Deraskhsani was banned for playing against Israeli Grand Master (GM) Alexander Huzman at the same tournament. Iran does not recognise the existence of Israel, and previously, Irani athletes have avoided playing against Israeli athletes.

Mehrdad Pahlavanzadeh, the president of the country’s chess federation, explained the decision to ban the players saying, “As a first step, these two will be denied entry to all tournaments taking place in Iran and in the name of Iran, they will no longer be allowed the opportunity to be present on the national team.” ((fa))Farsi language: ?????? ????? ?? ??? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ?? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ??????? ????? ??????? ? ???? ???? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?? ??????? ????. He further stated, “Unfortunately, something that should not have happened has happened and our national interest is paramount and we have reported this position to the Ministry of Sports.” ((fa))Farsi language: ????????? ?????? ?? ????? ????????? ?????? ??? ? ????? ??? ?? ?? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ? ?? ??? ???? ?? ?? ????? ???? ?? ????? ?????.

IM Dorsa Derakhshani, who currently studies at Saint Louis University in the United States and plays for the United States Chess Federation, discussed her chess career, time in Iran and the 2017 controversy, and her life in Saint Louis with a Wikinews correspondent.


Ways To Economize When Moving Home

byAlma Abell

Moving at the best of time is an expensive proposition, there are many things where scrimping is not possible but there are a few things that you can do that may help keep the moving costs reasonable. Many people are of the opinion that even affordable movers are more expensive than hiring a truck and making the move yourself. You may be surprised when you take into account the number of people you will have to find to help, the distance you have to move and the cost of fuel for the truck and it is even worse if the truck is not returned to the same depot it was rented from. Once you consider these issues, you probably will agree that hiring affordable movers in Lubbock is the way to go. Even if this is the case, here are a few things that you can do to keep the costs in line.

1. Shrink the load: get rid of everything that you do not need, start life in your new home unfettered with all the junk that has collected around your present home. Have a garage sale, give books to the local library and get in touch with charities that will be more than happy to take you useful but unwanted things. In the moving business it is a simple formula; less weight equals less cost.

2. Off season move: If it’s possible, arrange to move when nobody else is. Moving during the school summer holidays will cost more than other months because of the competition for trucks and people. Don’t move during the first and last weeks of any month either, pick the middle of the month to get a better deal.

3. Show flexibility: Ask the moving companies if they will offer a reduced rate if you agree to the move being made to their schedule rather than yours. If there is a time window in your move out and move in dates, try to take advantage of it.

4. Immediate move in: Make sure that you or a representative is at the new home when the movers arrive and make sure that you have the payment ready as well. If your movers have to wait for you to arrive they may charge in-transit storage fees if they have to put your possessions in storage, even over night.By disclosing everything that has to be moved to your choice of affordable movers in Lubbock and helping yourself by reducing the load your move will be less costly and very successful.

Affordable movers in Lubbock do everything equally as professionally as more costly national carriers. If you are moving across town or across the country you can expect the best service at the best price when you use Byron Cowling Moving & Self Storage.


New method of displaying time patented

Saturday, October 14, 2006

An American inventor has patented a pair of new time formats with a footprint less than 50% of that of conventional four-digit time. The more unusual of the two new formats, called “TWELV”, dispenses with numerals altogether. In place of clock hands or digits, the new clock uses color to convey the hour and a moon image to convey the minute, which moon slowly grows throughout the course of an hour from a narrow crescent to a full-fledged circle.

The second and more approachable of the new formats retains numerical digits to indicate the minute but uses colors to convey the hour.

Early critics question whether the aesthetic benefits of the moon-clock will be sufficient to encourage users to learn the color-based time-telling system. However, the size advantages of the new system may make it particularly suitable for mobile applications, particularly cell phones, wearable computers, and head-mounted displays.


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Eliminate The Invaders In Your Home With Pest Control In Glen Burnie

byAlma Abell

Your home or business can easily become infested with a variety of pests including several types of insects, furry little rodents and even birds, bees and bats. The difficulty with unexpected Pest Control in Glen Burnie isn’t the unusual pests that invade your property, but the unique methods that each pest requires to eliminate the problem. For example, eliminating insects such as the cockroach is usually handled by a series of chemical applications designed to remove successive generations as the young hatch. Rodents on the other hand require the application of baits and traps to properly remove the problem.

Pest problems in your buildings can vary based on several different variables including the location of moisture, a ready source of food and a secure place to build a nest. Consider the termite. This is a small, whitish, pale or lightly colored insect with a social structure similar to the ant. However, the termite is no longer considered as a member of the ant species. Instead, it is considered as the infraorder Isopertera of the cockroach order Blattodea. You rarely see this insect outside of the nest and an experienced Pest Control in Glen Burnie contractor will need to find the nest and apply the proper baits for the termites.

Termites come in literally thousands of species, many of which actually perform a useful function in the wild, the breakdown and removal of dead plant matter, scientifically labeled as cellulose. Unfortunately, much of the material we build our homes with uses wood fibers and the termites aren’t smart enough to know they should find a different food source.

Another home invader that can be difficult to eliminate are rodents such as mice and rats. These pests usually enter your home or business through cracks in the walls or doors or holes that they gnaw away with their sharp front teeth. Once they have entered the building they quickly begin to build their nest in the warmer walls where they will birth their young. Mice and rats breed a lot and those new generations will soon find even more places to nest in the walls of your home which is why you should consider hiring an experienced contractor like Accutech Pest Management for your next pest elimination project.