Spelbound declared winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010

Posted on April 25, 2021April 26, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Monday, June 7, 2010

An acrobatic group known by the name of Spelbound has been declared as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010, a televised variety talent show competition broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. As the winning act of the show, Spelbound have won £100,000 (US$144,580, €120,313, A$175,079) and a place at The Royal Variety Performance, an annual gala evening that is attended by senior members of the British Royal Family.

In no particular order, the top three acts were revealed to be two dancers known by their stage name of Twist and Pulse, gymnastic group Spelbound and Kieran Gaffney, whose act involves playing on the drum kit. After Kieran Gaffney was revealed to be in third place, Anthony McPartlin, who hosts Britain’s Got Talent with Declan Donnelly, said to Kieran: “Well done Kieran. Kieran, you’re a star, you came back, you got all the way to the final. I know you’ve loved this. You’ve loved this, haven’t you?” In response to this, Kieran Gaffney stated: “Thank you very much. Thank you, everyone for supporting me. Thank you.”

Shortly afterwards, on the episode that was broadcast live on ITV1 on Saturday, Anthony announced: “After tens of thousands of auditons, five semi-finals and an amazing final, this…this is it. One of you is about to walk away with £100,000 and a place at this year’s Royal Variety Performance. The winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010 is…Spelbound!” Glen Murphy from Twist and Pulse commented about finishing in second place, stating: “Yeah, it’s amazing. I can’t even believe it. I can’t believe it at all.”

Alex Uttley, a 24-year-old member of Spelbound, commented on the gymnastic group’s victory, commenting: “Oh, my god. This is unbelieveable. We just want to say thank you to everyone out there. It just shows that all our hard work has paid off.” One of the coaches of Spelbound, named Neil Griffiths, stated about Spelbound: “Oh, they’ve worked so hard over the last few weeks. Um, since the semi-final, we…we really had to pull out the stops to try and up the game. They’ve not known they’ve worked in the gym from six in the morning till twelve…twelve o’clock of the night. I couldn’t have asked for more. Um, it’s a team of coaches. I don’t take all the credit myself. There’s, uh, two people up there that know who they are who’ve been fantastic.”

Spelbound consists of 24-year-old Alex Uttley, Nicholas Illingworth, aged 24, Adam Buckingham, aged 21, 20-year-old Adam McAssey, 19-year-old Douglas Fordyce, 18-year-old Edward Upcott, 18-year-old Leighanne Cowler, 17-year-old Katie Axten, 17-year-old Lauren Kemp, 15-year-old Jonathan Stranks, Abigail Ralph, aged 15, 13-year-old Hollianne Wood and Amy Mackenzie, aged 12. Bookmakers had previously predicted that Spelbound would be the most likely act to become the winner of the series.

The running order for the final started with Twist and Pulse. The second act to perform was Liam McNally, a 14-year-old singer. The running order subsequently continued with 40-year-old impressionist Paul Burling, singer Christopher Stone, aged 28, Tina & Chandi, a woman and dog dancing act, Connected, a five-piece singing group, Kieran Gaffney, aged 12, 22-year-old Tobias Mead, a dancer, 80-year-old singer Janey Cutler and Spelbound in that particular order.

Earlier on in the final, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has stated to Spelbound: “We are hosting the 2012 Olympics and I think ‘what a brilliant opening act’.” Fellow judge Piers Morgan also commented that “[t]he purpose of this show is to identify hidden great British talent. You are that act.” After Spelbound won in the final, another judge, named Simon Cowell, stated that “the right boys and girls won on the night” and that he could “only say on live TV that that was one of the most astonishing things I have ever seen. Seriously.”

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Significance Of Digital Transformation In Healthcare

Posted on April 24, 2021April 25, 2021Categories School

The outburst of COVID-19 is quickly moving, and some changes we notice even nowadays. Numerous health systems are converting to virtual care capacities for holding the outbreak of a deadly virus and survive somehow. Thinking about the current situation with the global health crisis, digital technologies will restructure the care delivery systems drastically in the long and short run. Digital transformation consulting servicesin healthcare ensure new trends in the sector. We might observe the rise of trends like IoT healthcare, mobile healthcare, robotics, VR healthcare, and so on.

Today, the healthcare sector, like any other one, is impacted by digital transformation. It denotes that diverse technological solutions and tools are utilized to optimize the patient experience, formulate new business models, service delivery, and make communication more proficient. Digital transformation consultingis not only about technology but how and for what reason it can be implicated to assist the healthcare field to grow and elevate.

Digital transformation in healthcare will become an exciting step for society as it automates processes, diagnosis, treatment, and better management. The main goal behind digital transformation strategy consulting is to formulate more customer-centred services, and it will be a great significance in healthcare as the treatment of each patient can become more personalized, thus crafting it improvised for the patients.

Core benefits of digital transformation in healthcare

Some people believe that it is the quality of life and not its quantity that matters. Possibly it is true because healthcare experts spot their light on providing accurate and timely care to their patients. Depending upon technology is the only way to do it faster. Technology can preserve lives- it has been proved so, time and again.

Improved services for patients-

Healthcare, like any other sector that makes its footsteps on the path to digital transformation advisory services, is patient-centred. The adoption of several technologies will provide an opportunity to design treatment more personalized. The individual approach is better than going after common suggestions that might not execute in some scenarios.

Better analysis-

The utilization of such technologies as AI furnishes with opportunities to efficiently scrutinize data and much faster than people can do. Also, these technologies reduce errors, thus improvising staff productivity.

Greater organization-

Thanks to cloud computing and other digital tools, all data could be digitalized. It permits fast access to medical records that provide the doctors with an opportunity to create decisions efficiently and furnish with more profound treatment. Besides, wearable devices could notify both doctors and patients in emergency cases automatically calling the ambulance.

Improvised time management-

The adoption of diverse business transformation consulting services into the healthcare field saves ample valuable time. This way, several lives could be saved when we endure, for example, a 24/7 connection with medical staff.

Better environment for doctors-

The technologies ensure access to a huge amount of data; they offer greater communication and could furnish with vital information for the research. More profound research that doctors could make outcomes in greater treatment and heads us to the first benefit in our record, improved services for the patients.

So, nowadays, digital healthcare technology endorses various changes in society and the healthcare field in specific. Some of the most famous technologies that are utilized for enhancing the medical facilities and the industry, in general, are artificial intelligence, cloud computing, augmented reality, IoT, Blockchain technology, and so on.

The eHealthcare field is only ensuring the first steps into the pathway of digital transformation. Some countries outrace others, but still, we cannot call this occurrence a global one. But thanks to obtainable digital transformation consultingfor healthcare that is continuously upgrading and enhancing, we might experience a new scenario in healthcare in the upcoming years, almost flawless and more efficient. Organizations and medical facilities should consider the right strategy to utilize obtainable software solutions to make this world a better place.

Healthcare organizations from around the globe are converting digital technologies into strategic benefits. A few of the ambitious ones are linking digital IT and legacy by indulging in difficult systems transformations. They are executing their experiments to craft the best of data and escalate the pace of R&D. At the rate digital transformation consulting servicesare moving now, we can assume rightly that the patient will be sitting in the driver’s seat soon enough, and they incline to acquire the best treatment at minimized costs, thereby improving life expectancy as well.

Wikinews interviews Democratic candidate for the Texas 6th congressional district special election Daryl Eddings, Sr’s campaign manager

Posted on April 23, 2021April 24, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Wikinews extended invitations by e-mail on March 23 to multiple candidates running in the Texas’ 6th congressional district special election of May 1 to fill a vacancy left upon the death of Republican congressman Ron Wright. Of them, the office of Democrat Daryl Eddings, Sr. agreed to answer some questions by phone March 30 about their campaigns and policies. The following is the interview with Ms Chatham on behalf of Mr Eddings, Sr.

Eddings is a federal law enforcement officer and senior non-commissioned officer in the US military. His experience as operations officer of an aviation unit in the California National Guard includes working in Los Angeles to control riots sparked by the O. J. Simpson murder case and the police handling of Rodney King, working with drug interdiction teams in Panama and Central America and fighting in the Middle East. He is the founder of Operation Battle Buddy, which has under his leadership kept in touch with over 20 thousand veterans and their families. He was born in California, but moved to Midlothian, Texas. He endeavours to bring “good government, not no government”. Campaign manager Faith Chatham spoke to Wikinews on matters ranging from healthcare to housing.

An Inside Elections poll published on March 18 shows Republican candidate Susan Wright, the widow of Ron Wright, is ahead by 21% followed by Democrat Jana Sanchez with 17% and Republican Jake Ellzey with 8% with a 4.6% margin of error among 450 likely voters. The district is considered “lean Republican” by Inside Elections and voted 51% in favour of Donald Trump in last year’s US presidential election. This is down from 54% for Trump in 2016’s presidential election, the same poll stated.

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Large increase in number of foreclosures across US

Posted on April 23, 2021April 24, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Recently released figures have revealed that the number of foreclosures in California, United States has more than quadrupled. The figures for the first quarter of 2008 show a significant increase on previous figures.

There were 47,171 foreclosures on California properties in the first quarter of 2008. The figure for the same period last year was just over 10,000.

The Attorney General of Arizona released a report that showed an increase. It said that “the collective efforts of servicers and government officials to date have not translated into meaningful improvement in foreclosure prevention outcomes.” The Attorney General also commented on the report:

We continue to see a rising number of foreclosures in Arizona, which is a significant drag on Arizona’s economy. This report confirms that efforts made by servicers to prevent unnecessary foreclosures are not enough. We need to explore additional approaches to prevent tens of thousands of unnecessary foreclosures in Arizona.
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Israel to webcast al-Aqsa mosque excavations

Posted on April 20, 2021April 21, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Israel’s administration press-service has said that webcams are being installed at the holy site of the Al Aqsa MosqueTemple Mount complex in Jerusalem, to enable people to watch excavations at the site over the Internet.

Users will be able to watch live the archaeological process and the following construction works from February 15.

Excavations at the site were halted on Sunday after protests by Muslims, who feared that the digging and the construction of a new pedestrian bridge in the area can have a negative impact on the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Qubbat as-Sakhra.

Last week Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas declared the construction and blockade as “hostile measures” against Muslims. Israeli authorities say that these worries are groundless. They also accuse “irresponsible elements” of manipulating Muslim sentiment in order to gain political mileage.

The Internet broadcast is to be set at the official website of the Israel Antiquities Authority, the department responsible for archaeological research within the country. Currently the site includes a three-minute video that explains in English the essence of the project in interpretation of the main archaeologist of Israel – Dr. Gideon Avni, the director of the Excavations and Surveys Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

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Native American Indian Art Wood Carvings Of The Pacific Northwest

Posted on April 19, 2021April 20, 2021Categories Shredding Service

By Clint Leung

Native American Indian art in the American southwest is dominated by the magnificent pottery and jewelry in the region. When it comes to the Pacific Northwest region which covers the states of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia (Canada) and the southern part of Alaska, the Native American art here is mostly wood carvings. This is not surprising since unlike the southwest desert, the Pacific Northwest is abundant with forests which have provided the wood as raw material for the region’s Native American Indian art.

The wood carvings of the Pacific Northwest Native American art come in many different forms. The huge totem poles which are carved on entire tree trunks are probably the most famous. Certainly the most common form of contemporary Pacific Northwest Native American art is the plaque wood carving. The entire range of Pacific Northwest Native American Indian art subjects including eagles, ravens, thunderbirds, bears, killer whales and salmons are carved as plaques to be hung on the wall. A more complex project and usually higher priced would be the masks which are also carved out of wood. The Pacific Northwest Native American artists make some of the most striking aboriginal masks in the world.

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Creative artists and carvers from this region have also used wood to carve out bowls, paddles, rattles and boxes which are all expertly decorated with Pacific Northwest Native American Indian designs. Some carvers have even carved more day to day objects such as letter openers out of wood again decorated with the region’s Native motifs. Although not restricting themselves to just wood, the Pacific Northwest Native American artists also do art prints, paintings and precious metal jewelry but overall wood is still the most common material used in their artwork.

The Pacific Northwest style of Native American Indian art is still unknown to many parts of North America and the rest of the world but this will definitely change as the 2010 winter Olympics in British Columbia approaches. The world will see British Columbia and as visitors to this Canadian province have already noticed, there are fine examples of Pacific Northwest Native American Indian art everywhere one goes in the west coast of Canada.

About the Author: Clint Leung is owner of Free Spirit Gallery FreeSpiritGallery.ca , an online gallery specializing in Inuit Eskimo and Northwest Native American art including carvings, sculpture and prints. Free Spirit Gallery has numerous information resource articles with photos of authentic Inuit and Native Indian art as well as free eCards.

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SBC teams with Scientific-Atlanta for cable TV rollout in 13 US states

Posted on April 19, 2021April 20, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Saturday, April 2, 2005

Regional U.S. telephone giant SBC Communications is one step closer to offering cable television to the 18 million households in its 13 state coverage area. The company announced a $195 million contract with Scientific-Atlanta Thursday to provide a video operations center and regional hubs for the new service. Under the brand name, U-verse, the SBC’s television rollout is set to launch in 2006 after field trials begin later this year.

The company is seeking the so-called “triple play,” where a telecommunications company offers voice, data and video in one bundled package. Local telephone companies like SBC have been losing business to cable TV companies, which have added telephone and Internet services in recent years.

In a slew of recent deals, SBC is looking to stop that trend. Within the past six months it has signed alliances with various technology firms to build out a fiber network to the home strategy. For instance, SBC has a $1.7 billion deal with Alcatel to build out its fiber optic network and a 10-year, $400 million, pact with Microsoft to license its IPTV technology to allow multi-channel television to stream over its Internet backbone.

In most of the U.S. only cable TV companies like Comcast have been able to offer the “triple play” of voice, video and data services. But traditional phone companies like SBC and Verizon have been upgrading their copper wire telephone networks to fiber optic. SBC says it plans to spend billions of dollars to overhaul its telecommunications network, saying the aging and brittle copper wires which were originally laid in the early 1900s do not have enough bandwidth to allow television capability.

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France votes no in EU referendum

Posted on April 17, 2021April 18, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Sunday, May 29, 2005

In a result predicted by polls, a 54.87% majority of French voters voted non in Sunday’s European Constitution referendum. Of France’s 42 million eligible voters, over 70% turned out at the 55 thousand polling stations across the country, which were open from 8:00 to 20:00 on Sunday (except in Paris and Lyon where voting finished at 22:00, and French oversea possessions and other polling centers in the Americas, which voted on Saturday in order not to have them vote when the results are already known). A 70% turnout is very large compared to Spain 42%.

The result comes as no surprise to European political commentators as opinion polls had consistently suggested that the “No” camp was on course for a strong victory. Indeed, the last opinion poll before the actual referendum suggested a 56% win for the “No” camp.

The treaty was supported by all 3 major political parties (center-left PS, center-right UMP, center-right UDF), though a significant minority of the PS, and some in the UMP, chose to oppose it.It was opposed by the French Communist Party, as well as Trotskyite movements such as the Revolutionary Communist League, other far-left movements such as the Party of the Workers, parts of the Socialist party, parts of The Greens some members of UMP, and the nationalist National Front.

According to polls, the vast majority of blue collar workers, farmers and other categories threatened by globalization and international concurrence voted against the treaty. The urban, better educated or richer population voted in favor.

Some supporters of the “No” camp have argued that the mainstream media was biased in favor of the “yes” cause, and this was supported by some analyses of times awarded by television to both camps. However, the “no” camp also waged an aggressive campaign, with the walls of major cities being plastered with posters linking the EU Constitution and the European Union to all kind of social ills, such as high unemployment.

You can read the entire proposed European Constitution at Wikisource

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Dell joins Microsoft-Nortel VoIP Team

Posted on April 16, 2021April 17, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dell Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will partner up with the Microsoft-Nortel Innovative communications alliance (ICA) team to sell Unified Communications and VoIP products.

The announcement on Tuesday the 16th of October 2007 includes Dell selling VoIP, data and wireless networking products from Nortel and the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and other unified communications products.

The partnership with both manufacturers should allow Dell to provide a pre-integrated solution.

In March 2007, competitors IBM and Cisco announced they would join in the competition for developing unified communications applications and the development of open technologies around the unified communications and collaboration (UC2) client platform an application programming interfaces (APIs) offered by IBM as a subset of Lotus Sametime.

“We want to make it simple for our customers to deploy unified communications so their end users can get access to all their messages in one place – whether its e-mail, phone or mobile device. This will pave the way for more business-ready productivity tools,” said vice president of solutions, Dell Product Group, Rick Becker.

  • Customers have four options:
    • Core Office Communication Server 2007 – provides instant messaging and on-premise Microsoft Live Meeting.
    • Office Communication Server: Telephony – enables call routing tracking and management, VoIP gateway and public branch exchange (PBX) integration.
    • Audio and Video Conferencing – allows point-to-point conference, video conference and VoIP audio conference.
    • Exchange Unified Messaging – provides voicemail, e-mail and fax in Microsoft Outlook, and anywhere access of Microsoft Outlook Inbox and Calendar.
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An Arthritis Drug Warning…

Posted on April 16, 2021April 17, 2021Categories Joint Treatment

By Margie Garrison

Before I overcame my arthritis naturally, without drugs, I spent 43 years dreading every day. Taking untold amounts of drugs and then fearing the dangerous side effects they would cause.

Please do your due diligence and research each and every drug you are taking or about to take.

The following is an ad, which I read in a health magazine for HUMIRA and I want to share it with you.


Shows a beautiful young woman, smiling

Youre doing all you can about your rheumatoid arthritis


Important safety information about HUMRA. It is approved for reducing the signs and symptoms, slowing the progression of joint damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded well to other RA medicines.

Called DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) suca as methotrexate, Humra can be used alone or with methotrexate or other DMARDs.

Do not start taking Humira if you have any type of infection.

An infection can be in one part of your body, such as an open sore, or it can be an illness such as the flu.

Tell your doctor if youve had any infection in the past that keeps coming back, or have any problems that increase the risk of infections. BEFORE YOU TAKE HUMIRA, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis (TB)

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Tell your doctor if youve ever had TB or been near someone that TB. If signs of TB (a dry cough that does not go away, weight loss, fever, night sweats, or any other infections appear after taking Humira. Tell your doctor immediately.

Tell your doctor if you feel any numbness or tingling or if you have ever had a disease that affects your nervous system such as multiple sclerosis.

Also tell your doctor if you have been treated for heart failure. Once you start taking Humira, tell your doctor right away or seek emergency care immediately if you have an allergic reaction (a bad rash, swollen face or trouble breathing).

Also tell your doctor right away if you have signs of a serious blood disorder (persistent fever, bruising, bleeding or paleness)

There have also been rare cases of serious and sometimes fatal infections. Lymphoma, rare cases of nervous system disorders and serious blood disorders have occurred in patients taking the TNF blockers, including HUMIRA.

There have also been rare cases of serious and sometimes fatal injections, Lymphoma, rare cases of nervous system disorders and serious blood disorders have occurred in patients taking TNF blockers, including HUMIRA.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking or considering.

The combination of HUMIRA and Kineret (anakinra) is not recommended.

Check with your doctor before you receive any vaccines. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or plan to be pregnant.

The most common side effects of HUMIRA are injection site reactions, upper respiratory and sinus infections, headaches, rash and injection site pain.


ALL of the above warnings were in tiny letters on a purple background which was very difficult to read.


This is what they had at the top of the ad in black letters on white background.


Many treatments may help stop the pain of RA, but not slow the progressive joint damage it causes. Thats why more and more hematologists are prescribing HUMIRA Its strong enough to slow the progression of moderate to sever RA and can be injected at home, usually every other week.

See if your treatment is doing enough. Request your free Personal RA Profile

Your profile will show you the severity of your condition, and its impact on your life, compared to other RA patients. You will also receive information on current treatment options and tips on talking with your doctor.

Call 1-800-351-8709 or go to http://www.HUMIRA.com


My Personal comment:

Do you seriously think you should ever try a drug like this?

Please do your due diligence and research each and every drug you are taking or about to take.

Ask yourself Is this for me? Would I be better off to make my immune system stronger or should I take all the chances spelled out above.

It is your body and you are the one who will benefit or pay the price of having other health issues when using drugs.

Doctors tell us to keep doing your exercises, continue dieting to keep our weight down and take our medications.

What else is a doctor going to say? The pressure to use more and more drugs is overwhelming. It is not their fault! It is ours!!

We go to them for a magic bullet and expect them to heal us… Is this fair to the doctors? Of course not!

There are alternative methods to treat arthritis without the use of drugs and the dangerous side effects.

I am here to help you, help yourself, enjoy a healthy life.

Best of Health,

Margie Garrison


About the Author: Margie Garrison is the author of “I Cured My Arthritis You Can Too” and the Free Weekly Newsletter, “Amazing Secrets To Fantastic Health”. She is dedicated to helping you, help yourself, enjoy a healthy life. Her Web Pages:






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