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Peugeot – From Coffee to Cars

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Ronnie Tanner

The Peugeot Family has been in business in some form or another since the seventeen hundreds. From the production of coffee to bicycles in the early part of the twentieth century, automobiles would be the next big thing to come along.

The company produced its first automobile in 1889. The car was steam powered and had three wheels. However, steam proved to be unwieldy and cumbersome for use in any personal passenger vehicles. After meeting with Gottlieb Daimler, Armand Peugeot decided that the gasoline internal combustion engine was much more suited to what he had in mind. Peugeot acquired a license from Daimler to use their engines in Peugeot vehicles. Cars produced by the French company would remain powered by Daimler engines until the first Peugeot engines were developed in 1896.

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Just as it had always been, Peugeot continued to produce a variety of products up through the turn of the twentieth century when Armand Peugeot formed his own company to focus exclusively on automobile manufacturing.

Peugeot would become an early influence on car racing in Europe and would remain a power in this arena for years to come. Around the time of World War 1, Armand decided to try his handed at motorcycles. His family had longed produced some of the finest bicycles in Europe. Armand was just as successful at motorcycles as his family had been with bicycles and the Peugeot Auto Company has produced motorcycles every since.

Once Europe became embroiled in World War I, Peugeot, just as most other manufacturers of the time, turned their attention to the war efforts. They eventually became a major manufacturer of arms and military vehicles throughout the remainder of the war. Once the allies were victorious, the focus once again turned to car production.

The French car company entered the United States market in 1958 with the Peugeot 404. Peugeot was never able to find its niche in American society and for the most part consumers simply ignored the brand. After several attempts to pique the curiosity of the American car buyer, Peugeot decided to cut its losses and withdrew from the American market. This did not exclude the company from going after American car manufacturers in Europe, however. In 1978, the company took over Chrysler Europe. Chrysler Corporation was suffering from heavy financial losses both at home and abroad and accepted the offer to take the ailing division off its hands almost immediately. Earlier in 1974, Peugeot had also acquired Citroen and for a brief period had interest in Maserati as well. The acquisition of so much debt so quickly proved nearly to be the undoing of Peugeot in the early eighties. The introduction of the popular Peugeot 205 was credited with the companys recovery from the brink of financial ruin. While the 205 was able to save the company from complete collapse, Peugeot was still experiencing some financial stress.

For the future, Peugeot has announced a goal of selling 4 million units annually. In order to accomplish this, the French car manufacturer has plans of pursuing some of the more exotic markets in the world such as China, Russia and South America. Due to the weakening of the U.S. Dollar, there has been some talk of a return to the American market. At this point, that may well be speculation only.

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Solar car travels around the world

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Solar car travels around the world

Friday, December 5, 2008

On December 4, 2008, a solar car, developed by scientists at Swiss universities, ended its journey of traveling around the world at the United Nations climate talks in Pozna?, Poland. Yvo de Boer, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, rode into Pozna? in the vehicle, along with schoolteacher Louis Palmer.

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The two-seat car began its journey 17 months ago in Lucerne, Switzerland. Carrying solar cells on a trailer, the car sent the message that global warming can be stopped and there are better alternatives.

“This is the first time in history that a solar-powered car has travelled all the way around the world without using a single drop of petrol,” said Palmer. “These new technologies are ready. It’s ecological, it’s economical, it is absolutely reliable. We can stop global warming.”

It’s ecological, it’s economical, it is absolutely reliable. We can stop global warming.

Many people have been carried by the solar car, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The conference in Pozna? seeks to draft a new climate treaty that would replace the Kyoto protocol, which is set to expire in 2012. The delegates hope to finalize the treaty by December 2009, when the UN reconvenes on the climate in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Here at the conference, we are talking about reducing emissions by 10 or 20 percent,” Palmer said. “I want to show that we can reduce emissions by 100 percent — and that’s what we need for the future.”

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Car bomb in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico kills several, many injured

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Car bomb in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico kills several, many injured

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A car bomb that exploded at about 20:00 MDT Thursday (01:00 Friday UTC) in a violent area of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico killed several people and injured more.

Police spokesman Jacinto Seguro said Friday that Mexican federal police received a call that an officer was dead. Seguro went on to say, “When they went to check the car, there was a dead body in there, dressed up like a police officer, but it wasn’t one of ours. They put him in a civilian car but dressed him up in a municipal police uniform. That’s when the bomb went off. It’s like an act of terrorism.”

Federal police spokesman Ramon Salinas said the blast killed two officers, a paramedic, and one civilian, although Mayor Jose Reyes said that only three died. At least six others were injured, although reports have said the total injured may be as high as sixteen. Four remain in the hospital, including three paramedics and one civilian.

Mexican authorities say it was a car bomb, but counter-terrorism experts are still unsure as to what caused the vehicle to explode. Intelligence expert Fred Burton said, “For this to be an improvised grenade attack, in some capacity, it doesn’t surprise me.”

The Juarez cartel, one of the two drug-traffickers in the area, claimed responsibility for the bombing in a graffiti message. “We have more car bombs,” the graffiti said.

Ciudad Juárez has a history for trafficking drugs to the United States, especially into Texas.

Before the explosion, the police arrested a suspected leader of the Juarez cartel, Jesus Armando Acosta Guerrero.

This year more than 7,000 people have died as a result of drug-related violence in Mexico since this year began. Attorney General Arturo Chavez on Friday said nearly 25,000 people have died in the last three and a half year period.

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US drone strike kills at least fifteen in Pakistan

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US drone strike kills at least fifteen in Pakistan

Monday, January 18, 2010

According to local officials, a United States drone attack in Pakistan’s South Waziristan province has killed at least fifteen people, although some reports put the death toll as high as twenty. The incident occurred in the Shaktoi region of the province.

“Now the death toll is 15. It could rise further. People are still busy removing rubble,” said a senior security official to the Reuters news agency. He commented that most of the dead were foreign fighters.

“The drones are apparently tracking and targeting Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud, whose presence is frequently reported in the area,” said another official.

The United States has increased attacks using drones since a suicide bomber killed seven US intelligence agents in eastern Afghanistan in late December of last year.

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Easy Guide To Choosing The Right Wine

By Jack K Johnson

For all but the experienced sommelier, pairing the right wine with your meal can be daunting. This is further exacerbated by the rules we often hear: white wine with fish, red wine with meat. When selecting a wine with your meal, it is best to throw such restrictions out the window and follow your own tastes and preferences. Using these easy tips anyone can enjoy a great bottle of wine with their favourite meal.

1. Visit specialty wine shops. Specialised dealers know their wines. Letting them walk you through the selection, and listening to their advice will usually provide great results. There are several questions you must be prepared to answer while getting help from a merchant, these include: price range, personal preference, and the meal it will be consumed with. Often you can find wine shops that keep various open bottles for tasting purposes. Seek these out and let your palate decide.

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2. Learn the different wine types. Wines are classified by the grapes used in it. Grape species often grow best in very restricted climates. The Pinot Noir grape, for example, flourishes in Burgundy, Oregon, New Zealand and some parts of California. When looking to purchase a Pinot Noir wine, it is advised that you select one that is made in one of these regions. Learning the grapes will also let you branch out in to new types of wine. If you like Merlot, you might want to try a Red Bordeaux, which incorporates the Merlot grape.

3. Choose wine from the right region. Due to differing climates, wines produced in different areas of the world will not have the same taste. Chardonnay is a prime example of this. The chardonnay grape grows well all over the world. In warmer climates it produces a warmer, earthier tasting wine, while in cooler climates it produces a lighter, citrusy taste.

These simple steps will greatly enhance your ability to select the best wine for any occasion. Whether it is for a romantic dinner at home, or a gift brought to a dinner party, you will impress your friends with your exquisite taste in wine.

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Hundreds of SUNY New Paltz students demonstrate, storm administration building

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Hundreds of SUNY New Paltz students demonstrate, storm administration building

Saturday, October 22, 2005

New Paltz, New York — More than 350 U.S. students took part in a demonstration Friday outside the SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building where student leaders used a bullhorn from the rooftop to rally the gathering on the concourse below. University police dispersed student leaders from the roof which was followed by more than 100 students storming the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB).

During the 2004–2005 academic year, students lobbied for a $10 million renovation project for their Student Union Building, which has not been renovated since its construction more than 30 years ago.

HAB spokesman Eric Gullickson said that the supplemental appropriation for the project is the largest in the history of the college and that the six-member advisory committee includes three students but that; “the Student Association, which was offered the first seat on this committee, declined the opportunity,” Gullickson said.

Student leaders, including Student Body President R.J. Partington III and Student Senate ChairJustin Holmes, who played a role in organizing this demonstration, testified during the Spring 2005 semester before the New York State Assembly Committee on Higher Education, eventually winning the renovation project. Holmes says that Gullickson’s assertions are; “an out-and-out lie. The SA was never offered such a seat. We were offered 1 seat on a seven seat committee, with the administration selecting the other six members.”

The major arguments for a capital project on the Student Union Building were that it:

During the Fall 2005 semester the HAB claimed that it would oversee the renovation project, citing the need for a larger lobby and bookstore.

The Kingston Daily Freeman reported:

The crystallizing issue for the demonstration was the upcoming $10 million renovation of the Student Union building. The renovation, scheduled to begin in about two years, will be the first major change to the building since it was built 34 years ago, according to college spokesman Eric Gullickson, who said the supplemental appropriation for the project in the state budget is the largest in the college’s history.

Gullickson also said that a six-member committee had been formed to guide the design process, but student leaders, including Partington, were told that the proposed committee would be seven members, including four non-students and two students who were appointed by the HAB.

“No matter the size and makeup of the HAB’s so-called renovation committee, it has nothing to do with the actual renovation process, which will be administered by a student committee, with input from other parties of course considered,” responded Holmes.

During the Fall 2005 semester, Student Body President R.J. Partington III attempted to negotiate with Administrators, including HAB President Steven G. Poskanzer, over the project.

The HAB refused to concede to student demands.

At this point, the Student Senate passed legislation proclaiming that the project would be overseen by a committee where students constitute a majority, and Partington announced that he “did not recognize and would not sit on” any committee that did not meet the needs of students.

Vice President of Acacdemic Affairs & Governance, Stephanie Adika said, “If the HAB won’t even listen to us about our own building, how are they going to listen to us about all the other problems the students have with SUNY New Paltz.”

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Wood Furniture

Submitted by: Jessica Whittaker

Furniture designs of pure wood include chairs and tables. They even include items that are completely made from wood. In simple words, furniture designs of wood are those objects, which are movable and offer relaxation to the human body. Even though, furniture designs come in many materials such as metal and plastic, more and more people prefer wood to any design type. Wooden furniture is in great demand in recent times. For example, wooden tables of exquisite carvings are much popular.

A popular furniture type is the one that has finishes of real wood and that is personalized as per the specifications of the customer. Tables top the list among furniture designs of wood. They are pieces of furniture having a smooth and flat top. They ensure support by more than one (vertical) leg. Wood is the best quality material used in the furniture industry. Furniture makers mainly use wood in the manufacturing of tables, as it is well grained. In addition, it has good resistance capacity to decay.

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Furniture designs of wood display natural edges. They reflect the beauty and diversity of the traditions. Intricate designed furnishings exhibit carvings apart from floral motifs. An important reason why you need to consider wood for furniture designs is that wood is available in plenty and it is awe-inspiring.

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Sofa made of pure wood

Most of the people perceive wooden sofa, as it offers maximum comfort. It mostly includes long seat, which has cushioned back, bottom and ends. Wooden furniture designs such as the sofa reflects beauty and true artisanship. It conveys the feeling of a comfortable lifestyle. As many sofas made of wood help the economy to grow in terms of functional value and artistic making. Furniture designs of wood assure you lasting value. However, genuine wood is costly. Hence, wooden furniture designs mean much to a home.

Wooden furniture designs provide you luxury, while you rest your body comfortably on them. Wooden sofas come in attractive patterns. It is simply a matter of pride to own them at home, as they add to the beauty of interiors. You may have wooden sofa in casual, contemporary and classic style depending on your choice.

Furniture for the outdoors

Wooden furniture designs lend a new name to home furnishings. When you plan to decorate your household exteriors, wooden furniture of the best crafting is a best choice. Recently, as there is a growing demand for wooden furniture among furniture owners, artisans have introduced many designs that undergo beautiful crafting to suit the lifestyle of individuals. Wood has the natural quality to retain for years. It is indeed a wise alternative to prefer wood to metal or any such furniture type as furniture designs.

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The edges of Furniture designs of genuine wood have smoothness and perfect finish. It simply redefines the traditional style of furniture, when artisans handcraft furniture pieces according to customer preferences. Be it an indoors sofa or any piece to stay outdoors wooden furniture designs are the best and long lasting.

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Classic Old Cars For Sale

Vintage cars have become quite popular in the market and classic old cars for sale signs are ubiquitous all over US now. These cars have classic old looks and they remind you of the good old days. You will not find these themes in newer cars. If you are looking for classic old cars, the Porsche 944 is heavily recommended; it is one of those classic cars which still have those modern looks. The internet has tons of such old cars for sale but you have to dig deeper in your pocket since they are quite costly. You will find that most of these cars are privately owned and hence you will have to offer a really good price to the owners to convince them to let go of their prized possession. There are some people who buy classic cars just as a collection and don’t want to ride them. These cars might not be in working condition but people still collect it to show it off to their friends.

These classic cars will certainly take you back to those vintage years and the automobiles will attract a lot of stares when you are driving it on the streets. The unique design, working process and style is totally different from what we have today. There cannot be a better source than Internet for purchasing classic old cars for sale. The number of e-merchants on the Internet has grown over the years and now one can easily find almost any type of vehicle on the Internet. The best part is that a single vehicle is available at various places so you can check all of them out and choose the best deal amongst them. These cars can also be seen for free, you don’t have to pay any money for them.

There are plenty of classic old cars for sale in the market but it is recommended that you check out the features that it has to offer. A classic car usually lacks in features and you might get a shock of your life if you realize this post purchase. The basic features might not be there either; so don’t go looking for the seat belts if you don’t notice it on the seat at first glance. Also, these classic cars feature all old hardware and hence you will have to get used to the suspension and steering of the vehicle which is quite different as compared to what we have today. Also be wary of the brake of the car.

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If you are looking for classic old cars for sale the best ones right now in the market are 1967 Ford Mustang, 1967 Pontiac GTO, 1971 Chevrolet SS Camaro, 1965 Ford F100, 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, 1190 Mazda RX-7, 1949 Chevrolet pickup, 1966 Imperial Crown convertible, 1955 Oldsmobile 88, 1973 Chevrolet Nova, 1951 Ford F2, 1938 Ford Club coupe 454, 1940 Packard 110 sedan, 1966 Imperial Crown convertible, 1929 Ford Model A Station Wagon, 1957 Chevrolet Belair 2dr post, amongst other popular models. If you are buying these cars from the Internet, make sure that the source is reliable. You are putting a lot of money on the car and hence you have to make sure everything is genuine.

There plenty of classic old cars for sale in the online car classifieds. Transaction is as easy as click of a mouse button. The online representatives then help you find the best car according to your requirements. Buying a used classic car means better profits since you save on plenty of money. You can register on such automotive classifieds online and get easy recognition from dealers, owners, retailers and wholesalers online.

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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The Latest And Old Trends In Plastic Surgery}

The Latest and Old Trends in Plastic Surgery

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Devjeet Singh

With plastic surgery becoming more and more acceptable in middle class homes, the number of surgeries being performed year by year is steadily increasing. With this larger clientele, doctors are continually updating and improving and inventing new procedures. Below are the new trends and old surgeries that may be the most requested of the year.

Ear lobe Rejuvenation

As you get older your ear lobes tend to sag and stretch especially if you have been a lifelong earring wearer. Just like wrinkles can give away your age, so can your ears. There are surgeries to shorten the length of the expanded earlobe or make them plumper as they can thin out from the stretching. This has also become popular for those who have purposely stretched their ears for large gauged earrings, but no longer want the earrings or the holes left by purposely stretching the earlobes.

Permanent Lip Injections

Years ago, collagen lip injections were the most popular, but their very short life span have found them out of favor. Now people are looking toward more permanent results by using fat or synthetic implanted materials.

Though not guaranteed to be permanent, fat injections are done by removing fat from the abdomen and injecting into the lips. For a guaranteed permanent look, a synthetic material can be used. It is shaped like a small tube and is inserted through little slits made by a needle.

Adjustable breast implants

For many women getting breast implants what choice plagues them most is what size. It’s hard to know what a certain amount of cc’s will look on your body when looking at a plastic mound filled with liquid. With adjustable implants, if you don’t like the size, they can be non surgically adjusted for you.

Lipodissolve.It has a broad field and is sometimes confused over reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery is used to correct congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, or the effects of disease like breast reduction, cleft palate surgery and birthmark removal, whilst it isn’t much associated with necessary reconstruction. It’s more about improving looks for aesthetic purposes such as rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and liposuction.

This is typically due to errors in the surgical procedures. It could also result because of wrong choices by either the patient or surgeon before the procedure. It is very easy to identify bad facial surgery, as it is visible and obvious. In case of facelifts that have become tight, it is apparent in the form of asymmetrical and tight appearance of face muscles. As a result of bad plastic surgery of the face, patients at times lose the mobility of facial features and it also hampers the sensation due to damaged nerves.

It is possible to make amends in a bad surgery by re-working the problem with another corrective surgery. However, serious problems as the case of a bad rhinoplasty are almost impossible to amend. It is important to note that repair job can only be done if there is enough tissue left for it. It is easier to camouflage plastic surgery that has gone bad in other unexposed parts of the body rather than the face.

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