Submitted by: K Snow

All kids enjoy gifts. Receiving a gift is a positive reinforcement for them and boosts their self confidence. Rewarding a child for being good with a small token can go a long way in promoting good behavior. Most children have a penchant for information and knowledge and love to explore and therefore, one of the great gifts that you can give the child is the gift of knowledge and learning.

Today, there are many mesmerizing ways that toy companies have developed with the help of research in designing educational toys. They have figured out how a child can learn while having fun. The standard trampoline has been modified to a talking one with the aid of technology. These sing-along exercisers allow the child to learn while jumping. Songs include nursery rhymes and music that teaches the alphabet and numbers. Some even have animal sounds, memory games and sound recognition devices incorporated in them.

The Melissa and Doug learning tools help your young ones learn with colorful shapes and letters. When your child picks up a letter, the appropriate sound is emitted.

The reasonability charts are one of the most amazing toys that you will ever see in the market. They teach the art of helping out with the daily chores at home, being polite to elders, sharing and not being a bother. The young tyke can decide what tasks he/she wants to achieve in a particular week and set out to accomplish them. The parents can track the performance of the child by using magnets which come in various shapes like flowers, stars, bears, balls and faces. On a particularly good week, the child can be adorned with a magnet which says “you are a star” or with magnets that can be personalized using blanks.

The Sorting Clock aids in teaching the children to tell the time by placing the right colorful numbers in the right places.

Role-playing tools can be of great help in developing the emotional quotient. Kid vacuum cleaners can be an interesting gift, which will educate the child on completing chores while enjoying at the same time. These cleaners come with various hoses and they have real-life working tools which actually help clean up. So let your tyrant who normally flings things in all directions help you clean up for a change.

Though the Bosch tool kits are amazingly bewitching and minutely detailed, you should be careful while deciding to buy any of these. You dont want your young ones to mount a repairing session on your perfect car or kitchen sink only to find that it does not work after they have finished with it!

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Visitor Management System: Installation Operation Maintenance


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Gone are the days of primitive visitor management! Electronic devices for visitor management are the need of the day. Areas with a large number of visitors adopt visitor management system to keep a track of the people checking in and out of the building. Schools use the system to prevent crime against children. Highly secured government offices install this device to control unauthorized access to sensitive data. Prison authorities are also resorting to the utilization of biometric visitor management solution. Friends and relatives who come to visit the inmates can be easily monitored with this tool. Its demand is increasing day-by-day, as more and more institutions opt for a programmed visitor management system.

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Visitor management system, a computer based application, manages a large number of visitors in an arena. Modern systems are advanced and technology-driven mechanics. It functions in combination with a high resolution web camera. It offers the facility to check appointments, increase the pace of security screening at multiple access points and determine the time spent by the visitor inside the premises. Installation, operation and maintenance of a biometric visitor management solution may worry the user to some extent.

Merely purchasing a visitor management system does not serve your purpose. It needs to be properly installed. Minimum hardware and software requirements need to be met as specified by the provider. LAN connectivity is a must at the site of installation. Visitor management software can be downloaded. However, the user needs to have an average technical know-how in order to install it. Software needs to be installed in the unit and a web camera needs to be connected to it. People not having a hold on technical matters usually go for biometric visitor management solution providers. Providers study the site and the access points. They carry out the necessary task for installation, letting the end user relax!

Visitor management system is usually used in places where a large number of visitors come and go. It becomes difficult to keep a track of all the visitants by few employees. Biometric visitor management solutions generate a Photo ID of the first-time visitors in softcopy format. This is stored in the database to maintain records of all the people who visited the building. Some companies print the Photo ID for one-time or continuing use to speed the security screening process. Modern visitor management systems enable the operator to know the total visitors inside the premises. It also provides the facility of restricting troublesome visitors by sounding an alarm at the time of their visit. It can be combined with an access control for greater safety.

Biometric visitor management solution providers let the users buy an annual maintenance contract. They provide support at the time of any damage or malfunction. UPS for uninterrupted power supply is advisable to prevent any injure to the application. Visitor management systems require all the care and attention like other software! It should be protected from virus, worms and Trojan horses. Hacking of a visitor management system’s database may have serious consequences. Maintaining a visitor management system calls for extra attention.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

According to the Pew Research Center, a non-advocacy organization that evaluates issues, attitudes and trends shaping the political landscape of the United States, centrism is on the rise in America. According to Pew, the number of Americans identifying themselves as independents has reached the highest level in 70 years.

Recently 36% of Americans say they are independents, 35% identify as Democrats, while 23% see themselves as Republicans. Some people are abandoning the major parties, re-registering as independent or joining third parties.

One of these third parties are the Modern Whig Party (MWP), who have enjoyed phenomenal growth over the past year; from just 3,000 members last summer to 30,000 now. With the Party’s commitment to “fiscal responsibility” and “bold social progression”, several conservative Democrats and centrist Republicans have been attracted to it.

Wikinews reporter Joseph Ford recently spoke with the Modern Whig Party’s chairman, Mike Lebowitz, about the MWP’s history, present state and future prospects. “Our membership is comprised of people from all parts of the mainstream political spectrum,” Lebowitz explains. He says that the MWP has “pragmatic, realistic, and mainstream” approaches to the numerous issues facing America today.

“A number of print and broadcast media outlets have even gone so far as to proclaim that the Modern Whig Party is “potentially viable,” and “makes sense”,” Lebowitz points out. “We are building this organization realistically, methodically and gradually in an effort to get this right.”

He went on to say much more — including why he thinks you should consider leaving the GOP or the Dems for the MWP — in the interview below.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On Monday, Symbian Foundation discontinued Symbian OS, as a result of its lost popularity since Android came to market. The Finnish telecommunications company Nokia, being one of the few hardware manufacturers who use the system on some of the models, announced that it has taken over the operating system’s development.

Nokia had acquired Symbian Foundation in 2008. Now, the foundation refused to continue the project, because this smartphone operating system had lost its popularity when Android came to market. During the next several months, most Symbian Foundation employees, who were completely governing the project previously, will retire. By April 2011, only the licensing team will stay to oversee the project.

The executive director of the Symbian Foundation Tim Holbrow explained the change, saying that “There has since been a seismic change in the mobile market but also more generally in the economy, which has led to a change in focus for some of our funding board members. The result of this is that the current governance structure for the Symbian platform — the foundation — is no longer appropriate.”

Instead, Nokia takes over the development of the system. This is possible because the Symbian OS is currently open source and freely redistributable. In an interview with ZDNet, the head of Nokia smartphone business Jo Harlow said that the takeover was in significant part because Nokia hardware was the major one using the OS. The development environment would be switched to Qt framework for the system to support cross-platform applications use and development. It is unclear whether the licensing of the future releases of the system would remain open-source.

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

Monday, October 30, 2006

On November 13, Torontoians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Parkdale—High Park (Ward 13). Two candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Linda Coltman, David Garrick, Greg Hamara, Aleksander Oniszczak, Bill Saundercook (incumbent), and Frances Wdowczyk.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

Submitted by: Alan Roberts is one of, if not the best place to go online and shop. Whatever you might be looking for, you can almost guarantee that you will find it somewhere on the Amazon site. Most people wont even bother shopping anywhere else online. If its difficult for you to do your holiday shopping all at once, Amazon is always there so you can do your shopping a little bit at a time. So why is it, whenever you find something as great as is, there is always a catch?

Youve shopped around and finally found the perfect gift for your mother-in-law. You go to check out and up pops that lovely reminder box that tells you to Wait! Add another $2.47 to your order to qualify for (Amazons) free super saver shipping. You forgot that you needed to spend at least twenty-five dollars to get the free shipping and handling. Greatnow you get to spend another hour or two online, trying to find something else, some sort of filler item, you can buy for as close to that $2.47 you still need to get the free shipping and handling for your mother-in-laws gift. How many times before have you found yourself in the very same predicament while shopping on How many times have you (and probably every other shopper!) thought: There has to be a better way of doing this!

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At long last, there is finally a solution for amazon shoppers all over the world! Before you do anything else, go to and bookmark this website immediately! Accountants have their calculators and now amazon shoppers now have their very own amazon filler item checker tool!

From this day forward, you will no longer have to waste time trying to find that one little item you still need to purchase just so that you will qualify for free shipping and handling from amazon! When that lovely Wait! message pops up, just pull up another browser window and go to your newly found and absolutely favorite website, Just go to the filler item checker tool right there on the homepage and enter in that pesky $2.47 you still need to spend. Click on the Find it! button and prepare to be amazed! Unbelievable! There are over one hundred items to scroll through all priced no more than fifty cents over the original filler item amount you entered. Look at how much time youve just saved. Amazon shoppers all over the world owe the behind the scenes innovators of this site a huge thank you for not only enabling everyone to save timethey also helped you to find the perfect holiday gift for your father-in-law, The Best of Italian Opera!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

In the biggest ever narcotics haul in India’s capital, the New Delhi police have seized over 4,400 kg of Mandrax and Rs. 20 crore from a dealer in the city. The consignment, meant for a customer in the U.S, was seized from a godown in Badarpur, near the Delhi-Haryana border. The alleged trafficker, identified as Vinod Sharma, claimed that the contraband was not his and that he had nothing to do with the matter. Sharma started his career as a scrap-dealer in Delhi, and police suspect that with the help of some contacts he used container depots for drug-trafficking, whilst successfully dodging both the police and the Customs Department.

On Sunday the Delhi Police arrested him at his Kalkaji residence. The Deputy Commissioner of Police for South District, Delhi Police, Anil Shukla said, “Sharma befriended container drivers and once they had driven past customs, he and his men would meet them at a distance and pilfer the containers.”

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

A lorry spilt thirteen tonnes of raw fish on a road in the small British town of Shaftesbury, Dorset, earlier today.

Crates of iced fish, worth £80,000, apparently burst out the rear doors of the lorry as it climbed a hill.

The BBC reports Dorset Police as saying “It appears as the lorry started its ascent up the hill the load in the rear of the articulated container slipped backwards, probably on the wet floor, and the weight of the fish on the rear doors forced the doors open.”

The clean-up was hampered by poor weather conditions as Dorset County Council struggled to use a digger and a second lorry to clear the fish.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sulpicio Lines, a ferry company in the Philippines, have been ordered to pay PH?6.24 million over the death of a man on board MV Princess of the Orient, which sank in stormy weather off Batangas in 1998. Ernesto Unabia was one of seventy confirmed fatalities in the disaster, which left eighty more missing.

Unabia was a 37-year-old seaman who worked on international vessels, and earned a ?120,000 salary. According to widow Verna Unabia, who filed the case with her three children, he was going to work on for thirteen more years and then retire. Unabia’s case is the first to be concluded, although most victims settled with Sulpicio without claims being filed.

Although Sulpicio lost their appeal several weeks ago, reporters have only today received access to documentation concerning the case.

Under Philippines law, employers are responsible for their employees actions. However, in Pestaño vs. Sumayang the Supreme court ruled that if it could be proved an employer had taken appropriate diligence when selecting employers then they could not be held responsible.

It was viewed that Sulpicio was responsible as they failed to remove captain Esrum Mahilum from the vessel despite a number of incidents involving the ferry while he was in command of it. Princess of the Orient had struck the bottom of Manila‘s North Harbour, sideswiped a container ship and suffered a crippling engine fire while berthed at North Harbour, being towed first to Cebu and ultimately Singapore for repairs.

Despite these serious incidents while the ship was under Mahilum’s care, however, he was not removed from captaincy or even disciplined. A Board of Marine Inquiry (BMI) investigation into the ultimate sinking of the Princess of the Orient would later say that Sulpicio did not have enough initiative to take action against him. The court ruled this made them responsible for his actions.

On September 18, 1998, the day of the sinking, Captain Mahilum was warned before starting out that severe weather was approaching. He wrongly calculated that the storm was safely distanced and left port regardless, running into the storm two hours later. Princess of the Orient began listing to the left and a distress call was sent, but she sank before help arrived. The BMI’s report blamed the disaster on the captain making “erroneous maneuvers of the vessel before it sank.” He remains missing to this day.

After the court ruled that this made Sulpicio liable to pay civil damages an appeal was filed, in which Sulpicio said that the captain “valiantly tried to save his ship up to the bitter end. He heroically went down with his ship.” Although he failed to properly supervise the abandon ship order he gave, he was last seen helping passengers to board life rafts. Sulpicio further alleged that careful analysis of the BMI report showed he did not directly cause the disaster.

The court rejected the appeal, with judge Estella Alma Singco saying that while the failure to remove the captain wasn’t the direct cause, “such failure doubtless contributed materially to the loss of life.” Sulpicio were ordered to pay P6.240 million in lost earnings, P100,000 moral damages, P50,000 indemnity – which Sulpicio had already offered to all the families of the deceased – and P50,000 in pursuer’s litigation costs.

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Reconsider RVs for Sale By Owner Now theres a better way to save money


Michael Drover

If you love the freedom to travel where you want, when you want, and the ability to explore the country in the comfort of your own home, you can’t beat an RV. But buying a new motor home or trailer costs much more than many travelers can afford. And if you are looking for an RV for sale by owner, you might want to think again. There are downsides to buying an RV from a private owner. And there are better options for saving money.

Here are some points to consider when buying privately.

Why is the RV for Sale?

Sometimes the reasons are financial but often, the seller is getting rid of the vehicle because of mechanical issues. In any case, the buyer wants to find the lowest price while the seller hopes to make the most profit. So chances are, somebody will go home disappointed.

Can You Trust Your Seller?

Although many private owners are honest about their vehicle’s condition, some are not. Nobody wants to get home and find any unpleasant surprises.

Auctions can provide a selection comparable to RVs for sale by owner but at a fraction of the cost.

When you research places to buy an RV, make sure to include auctions on your list. You will be surprised at the quality of some vehicles and the low prices that are available.

Today, banks are repossessing many RV’s and government agencies like FEMA have surplus units. Due to the size of most of these vehicles, they are very expensive for a financial institution to hold onto. FEMA, for example, has 120,000 campers currently stored in a field in Hope, Kansas. So many are sold to convert them into cash to reinvest and defray costs.

The seller’s need means that buyers can take advantage of lower demand and lower prices. Most buyers aren’t aware of auctions (would you know where to find one?) leaving less competition to bid on your favorite vehicle. So it’s a good time to explore auctions and bid on exciting vehicles at much lower prices.

Here’s what you need to do

Join a website that will help you find these auctions. It’s inexpensive and you can often find dozens or even hundreds of auctions in your region. You can often save thousands, especially if you’re flexible on the model. Opening bids often start as low as $100.

So there’s ample reason to skip those RVs for sale by owner and buy your dream RV at auction at a much lower price.

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