The Nokia X6 Has Been Centred Around Entertainment!

The Nokia X6 has been centred around entertainment!


Lee Thornton

Recently Nokia have updated there handset roster to include the 16GB version of the powerful Nokia X6, this version is without the ComesWithMusic feature, but apart from that it functions as its 32GB brethren. The entertainments based device comes complete with FM Radio, a digital camera, full web browser with speedy web connectivity and if you opt for the 32GB version you get the awesome ComesWithMusic feature which delivers tons of music straight to your phone.

Firstly, the phones 3.5inch touch screen; it is very bright and very responsive, the capacitive technology enables multi touch and the phone can be used in wide-screen mode with the built-in accelerometer. The X6 is quite obviously Nokia born and bread by appearance alone, the slightly curved back casing makes it comfortable to handle and the shiny scratch resistant facia give it a stylish finish. The build quality is also made obvious when you handle the device; it s sturdily designed with its user s busy lifestyle in mind though it maintains a certain sense of quality.

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Nokia as expected have chosen to run the X6 on the ever present Symbian OS with the S60 5th Edition in place; the interface exhibits very large icons and on screen controls for you to use throughout the phones messaging, browsing and entertainment features. Nokia have provided its X6 users with a nice hub for messaging and e-mailing, both have been given plenty of attention with support for SMS, MMS and Instant Messaging, e-mail accounts from Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and loads more can be managed and the phone is compatible with Exchange for business users.

The OSS web browser offers up a pretty good browsing experience and is serviced nicely by reliable 3G and Wi Fi web connections, the phone has great support for social networking to with a dedicated Contacts Bar which lets you check out the latest events and friends status s from your home screen, sites like Twitter, Facebook and Bebo are all compatible, you can also manage all of your online accounts from the palm of your hand with full SNS compatibility. The Camera has a 5 mega pixel digital lens and some brilliant Carl Zeiss optics, it sports dual LED flash and auto focus, it is capable of very good video recordings and shoots at 30 frames per second, the flash doubles up as a scene light when shooting in low light conditions and the video player will manage nHD videos at 30 frames per second.

The Nokia X6 has been centred around entertainment so the music player is very good and can comfortably handle multiple file types aside from the obvious mp3 and wav, Nokia have also kitted out the X6 with ComesWithMusic which is a free music store which will supply you with all of your favourite tunes from the biggest artists from around the world. Nokia have also given the X6 access to the Ovi Music Store and Ovi Store for additional downloadable music, apps, themes and wallpapers.

The Nokia X6 is an entertainment focused device with SNS and web browsing support to rival any of its closest competitors, the screen is capacitive so it offers multi touch functionality and the camera will do as a camera of this quality should. Nokia have designed a very strong contender in the Smartphone market with the X6 and should fair well in unit sales come the end of the year.

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Unreported tainted milk incident publicised in China

Unreported tainted milk incident publicised in China

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The health department in Guizhou province, China has ordered three batches of milk products to be removed from sale after the discovery they contain melamine. In 2008 six children were killed by milk contaminated with the chemical and 300,000 fell ill.

The department has suspended all sales from the three companies involved. Last November, two men were executed for their roles in selling milk tainted with the chemical, which was largely distributed by Samlu Corp, a company that has since been liquidised. The executed convicts mixed up batches totalling hundreds of tonnes of melamine-tainted milk, and were among 21 people successfuly prosecuted over the contamination. Chinese dairy products were withdrawn around the world.

The latest finds have gone unreported for nearly a year before a provincial news service reported on the tainted products from Shandong Zibo Lusaier Dairy Co., Liaoning Tieling Wuzhou Food Co. and Laoting Kaida Refrigeration Plant. This was then picked up today by China Daily, meaning it has only now come to the world’s attention. No specifics are available other than that popsicles are involved.

Early 2009 would place the discoveries and recalls shortly after the government anounced a crackdown on malpractice in the dairy industry. Recently, two other reports have emerged of tainted milk being discovered elsewhere in China, including Shanghai.

It is uncertain why this is only now becoming public knowledge, althought the Shanghai case was said to be complicated by crossing provincial borders. There, reports emerged on New Year’s Eve although the actual news dated back to April.

After the 2008 milk scandal new food safety legislation was passed. These new laws made room for more vigourous testing and stronger recall arrangements. The government made it clear that coverups were intolerable. At the time, 22 companies were indentified as being involved in melamine-contamination in milk.

Two dairies recently named in state media as behind more recent incidents were on that original list, including Laoting Kaida and Shanghai Panda Dairy Co. Media reports suggest that the newer problem may have been that milk containing melimine that was never destroyed from the original discovery was then repackaged.

The companies involved have stated that they bought in raw milk without realising it contained the poisonous chemical. China Daily quoted an official as saying the same thing. It also stated an ex-dairy industry official had said that it was probable that further milk containing illegally high levels of the substance remained available to the Chinese consumer.

News organisations have tried contacting the companies involved and authorities in Guizhou province but with little success. This trend was bucked by the Agence France-Presse, who reached Guizhou’s health department, only to be told the reports were not correct.

Melamine has a high nitrogen content which can make watered-down milk seem to contain extra protein. It is intended for use in manufacturing industries, in products such as concrete, plastic and fertiliser. Large quantities can cause kidney stones and kidney failure.

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Civilians killed in U.S. raid near Balad

Civilians killed in U.S. raid near Balad

Friday, March 17, 2006

A U.S. raid near Balad on Wednesday resulted in the deaths of between nine and 13 civilians. An Associated Press photographer recorded pictures of the bodies of two men, five children, and four covered corpses reported to be women. The victims had bits of rubble tangled in their hair and were covered in dust. Police Capt. Hakim Azzawi said in an interview with the Washington Post that 13 in total were dead, two men, five children, and six women. The U.S. military confirmed the attack but said only four people died — two women, a man and a child.

Family of the victims said the 11 dead people were wrapped in blankets and driven in three pickup trucks to the Tikrit General Hospital.

The US military said that the raid resulted in a “foreign fighter facilitator” being taken into coalition custody for questioning.

Police Capt. Laith Mohammed stated that the attack 50 miles north of Baghdad involved U.S. warplanes and armored vehicles, which flattened a house in the village of Isahaqi.

Ahmed, the brother of the dead man, told the Associated Press, “The dead family was not part of the resistance. They were women and children. The Americans have promised us a better life, but we get only death.”

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Israeli ex-minister Yaakov Neeman dies aged 77

Israeli ex-minister Yaakov Neeman dies aged 77

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Yaakov Neeman, an Israeli politician who served as justice minister and finance minister under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died in his Jerusalem home on Sunday. He was 77.

Born in 1939 in Tel Aviv, Neeman, alongside future President Chaim Herzog, founded law firm Herzog, Fox and Neeman in 1972. He was appointed finance minister in 1979, a position he held until 1981. He was later appointed justice minister by Netanyahu, based on his legal training and loyalty.

Unusually for a senior minister, he had never served in the Knesset. He held the job for two months before resigning; he was being investigated for perjury. Michael Ben-Yair, Attorney General of the day, launched the probe after Neeman testified at a bribery trial. Neeman was cleared.

Neeman regained the Justice Ministry post in 1997, resigning again the next year. He blamed insufficient support from Netanyahu and resumed law. In 2009 Netanyahu was reelected, again appointing Neeman minister of justice. In 2013 this role passed to the Hatnua party’s Tzipi Livni.

Neeman’s last resignation, in 2013, came as he was under investigation by the Israel Tax Authority for evading tax via his law company. The Tel Aviv Magistrates Court ultimately acquitted him.

Outside law and politics Neeman was also an industrialist. He worked with Israel Aircraft Industries, airline El Al, and the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. In 1986 he was credited as key to convincing business partner Herzog, who was then president, with pardoning members of the Israel Security Agency; after a bus was hijacked, security forces shot dead two Palestinians once the hijack had concluded.

Neeman specialised in tax law. A fluent English speaker, he had degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and New York University. His wife and six children survive him.

Current President Reuven Rivlin spoke of a good lawyer and advisor whose wisdom he had sought as recently as last week. “The entire Justice Department bows his head”, said current Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. Herzog’s son Isaac Herzog, leader of the opposition Zionist Union, spoke of “a tender-hearted, broad-minded and generous man” who “was a mentor and close friend for tens of years.”

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said Neeman was “a unique figure in our public life, blessed with talent and pleasantness, who believed in his heritage and his people with his entire body.” Netanyahu called Neeman “one of the senior jurists in the country, of a sharp mind and a warm Jewish heart.”

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New Privacy Laws Affect How Spouses Can Protect Each Other In Emergencies

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By Deborah Dillon

New Privacy Laws Affect How Spouses Can Protect Each Other In Emergencies

When you pledge to be together ‘for better or for worse’ as part of your wedding ceremony, you assume that by taking those very vows that you will have the legal capability to take care of each no matter what happens throughout your married life. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. Did you know that new privacy laws no longer allow spouses to do any of the following for each other without prior written authorizations:

-pick up x-rays or other test results at hospitals, doctor’s offices,

imaging centers, etc.;

-get medical information from doctors or hospitals;

-get health information, ask questions or be each other’s health care


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-get information from Medicare, Social Security, or other government


-ask questions, resolve problems, make payments or any other activity

for any bank, investment, or other financial accounts that don’t have

both names on them;

-ask questions, resolve problems, make payments or any other activities

on any loans, credit card accounts, mortgages, etc. that isn’t in both


-ask questions, resolve problems, call for service or change services for

telephone, cable, utility, cell or any other accounts that isn’t in both


The list of things that spouses can no longer do for one another is long and getting longer. These laws are not just inconvenient, they can become huge obstacles when the unexpected happens and one of you has an accident or sudden illness and your spouse must undertake important financial, household, insurance, medical and other matters for you until you are on your feet again.

Before you get too comfortable believing that these types of things will never happen to you, you should know that the Centers for Disease Control statistics show that 90 percent of us will have some period of disability during our lifetime – whether for just a few days or longer. With ever increasing life expectancy in the U.S. and medical treatments that both save and prolong life, it makes sense that some period of disability is more a matter of ‘when’ then ‘if’ it happens.

When the unexpected happens, it’s too late to put into place the legal safeguards necessary to allow you to give each other the help you need when you need it the most. So, take the time now to prepare for the inevitable day when you or your spouse will need the kind of help that only you can give with the proper written authorizations in place. One comprehensive and affordable option that will allow you to do this is at

The list of authorizations is long and includes all areas such as household, small business, financial, medical, minor children, personal, pets, small business and estate matters. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to prepare for unforeseen events. You just have to know what needs to be done and how to get that information in the hands of the right people. We can help you do that.

About the Author: Deb Dillon is the founder and creator of She was diagnosed with a brain tumor and it changed her life completely and from this experience came LivingSmart, thorough legal guides to protect yourself and your family from life’s unexpected events by planning for them in advance. LivingSmart Guides address all important aspects of life – including medical, personal, household, financial, minor children, pets, small business, and estate matters.


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Pfizer and Microsoft team up against Viagra spam

Pfizer and Microsoft team up against Viagra spam

Sunday, February 13, 2005

New York –”Buy cheap Viagra through us – no prescription required!” Anyone with an active email account will recognize lines like this one. According to some reports, unsolicited advertisements (spam) for Viagra and similar drugs account for one in four spam messages.


Spamming remains one of the biggest problems facing email users today. While users and systems administrators have improved their defenses against unsolicited email, many spammers now insert random words or characters into their letters in order to bypass filters. The Wikipedia article Stopping email abuse provides an overview of the various strategies employed by companies, Internet users and systems administrators to deal with the issue.

Ever since pharmaceutical giant Pfizer promised to cure erectile dysfunction once and for all with its blue pills containing the drug sildenafil citrate, spammers have tried to tap into male anxiety by offering prescription-free sales of unapproved “generic” Viagra and clones such as Cialis soft tabs. Legislation like the U.S. CAN-SPAM act has done little to stem the tide of email advertising the products.

Now Pfizer has entered a pledge with Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest software company, to address the problem. The joint effort will focus on lawsuits against spammers as well as the companies they advertise. “Pfizer is joining with Microsoft on these actions as part of our shared pledge to reduce the sale of these products and to fight the senders of unsolicited e-mail that overwhelms people’s inboxes,” said Jeff Kindler, executive vice president at Pfizer.

Microsoft has filed civil actions against spammers advertising the websites CanadianPharmacy and E-Pharmacy Direct. Pfizer has filed lawsuits against the two companies, and has taken actions against websites which use the word “Viagra” in their domain names. Sales of controlled drugs from Canadian pharmacies to the United States are illegal, but most drugs sold in Canada have nevertheless undergone testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This is not the case for many of the Viagra clones sold by Internet companies and manufactured in countries like China and India. While it was not clear that CanadianPharmacy was actually shipping drugs from Canada, Pfizer’s general counsel, Beth Levine, claimed that the company filled orders using a call center in Montreal, reported the Toronto Star.

For Microsoft’s part, they allege that the joint effort with Pfizer is part of their “multi-pronged attack on the barrage of spam.” As the creator of the popular email program Outlook, Microsoft has been criticized in the past for the product’s spam filtering process. Recently, Microsoft added anti-spam measures to its popular Exchange server. Exchange 2003 now includes support for accessing so-called real-time block lists, or RTBLs. An RTBL is a list of the IP addresses maintained by a third party; the addresses on the list are those of mailservers thought to have sent spam recently. Exchange 2003 can query the list for each message it receives.

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Activists claim police harrassment as G20 summit nears

Activists claim police harrassment as G20 summit nears

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Two days before the beginning of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania activists are already claiming harassment from police officers.

The ACLU is filing charges against the Pittsburgh Police Department after claiming that “more than 30 Pittsburgh police officers with semi-automatic weapons” raided a Seeds for Peace food truck in the middle of the night and demanded to search it even though they lacked a warrant. After refusing to allow them to search the truck, the suit claims, the officers then arrested the activists for two hours on loitering charges. Officers claim they raided the food truck for “national security” reasons.

Activist groups Seeds of Peace Collective and Three Rivers Climate Convergence denounced “systematic attempts to harass and discourage lawful First Amendment activities,” after filing a complaint on Monday against the Pittsburgh Police Department. The suit focuses on three separate incidents that include the midnight raid on the truck, as well as several other citations given to owners of the vehicle at different points during the past two days.

The Seeds of Peace Collective drives a bus that runs on vegetable oil and was founded in 1986 to provide food and water to protesters.

“I’m not going to comment on [the ACLU lawsuit], nor will I, throughout this week, get into the back and forth of any organization that may decide to sue our police department or may decide to take us to court,” said Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

The collective was still able to provide food for 200 people yesterday at the Three Rivers Climate Convergence. “We got food out tonight. That brings my morale up,” said Katy Kelly, with Seeds of Peace.

Protesters are coming to Pittsburgh this week to advocate everything from universal health care to an end to capitalism.

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Roland R 05 WA V And Mp3 Handheld Recorder Review

Roland R-05 WAV and MP3 Handheld Recorder Review


Ryan Guerrero

Let’s admit it, we have not heard much from the world of hand held digital recorders for a very long time now. So when Roland announced their new baby, the Roland R-05 WAV/MP3 Handheld Recorder, it certainly came as a breath of fresh air. Roland just recently launched a quite impressive line of digital recorders that are portable but very functional at the same time.

The Roland R-05 WAV/MP3 Handheld Recorder will surely capture the hearts of the tiny gadget geeks because it is very user-friendly and at the same time has a crystal clear audio quality as well as enhanced editing features. This portable sound recorder’s features come with an extended battery life, making the deal even sweeter than it already is.

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Anyone can record straight onto SD cards with this Roland’s stable stereo recording that boasts of a resolution up to 24-bit/95kHz. This makes the Roland R-05 a perfect recording gizmo for almost everywhere – be it in school, in the boardroom, or at the streets. There is no need for an external recording device because the R-05 lets you record clearly using its built-in stereo microphone. But should you need an external mic for certain recording circumstance, the R-05 also has the needed port for an external mic. With its new Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphone and Earphones, this device will let you enjoy stereo field recording like never before.

Aside from all its amazing physical features and capabilities intended to satisfy the needs of musicians after pro recording at their hands, the Roland R-05 can withstand and record up to 16 hours worth of content. Anticipation is not a problem since you can manipulate its playback speed without ruining or changing the pitch.

Using the Roland R-05 handheld digital recorder, you can loop particular audio regions at optimum recording level because its Rehearsal mode automatically does the needed recording adjustments and compensations for you. Its integrated reverb provides a high gloss finish to the recordings as well. But the thing that really caught my interest in the R-05 is its unique feature of letting you record WAV and MP3 based files simultaneously, on the same performance. Now, if you do not find that interesting, I don’t know what will.

File transfers from device to computer is not a problem, thanks to the USB 2.0 that is included when you get the R-05. And since you can transfer your recorded audio files effortlessly to your computer, you will be dividing, trimming, editing, and merging your audio files in no time.

Anyone looking for a portable wav or mp3 recorder will end their search with the Roland R-05 WAV/ MP3 Handheld Recorder. No other hand held recording device will let give you these many applications all in one pocket-sized device. So fill in that void in your pocket and check the Roland R-05 Recorder now!

Buy the Roland R-05 Recorder and other Roland multitrack recorders from, your trusted music store and get special limited time offers on financing and no interest layaways.

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