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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Chile's Colbun says has no plans to sell stake in HidroAysen

SANTIAGO, June 5 (Reuters) - Chile's Colbun said on
Tuesday it has no plans to sell part or all of its 49 percent
stake in the HidroAysen mega hydropower joint venture project.

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Nintendo's black Wii U, first eyes-on

Nintendo's black Wii U, first eyeson

Here's a little treat while we wait for the Nintendo Keynote to kick in: the gaming giant carted out the black version of its upcoming console, placing it on a column at the front of the stage for all to see as we file in for the event. The black Wii U console made an extremely quick cameo on Sunday night's pre-pre-E3 press conference, and we expect to see a good deal more of it in the days to come. In the meantime, however, you can enjoy it in the gallery below.

Billy Steele contributed to this report.

Nintendo's black Wii U, first eyes-on originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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America's Got Talent: Meet Lulu the Plus-Size Pole Dancer

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT,  Howard Stern, Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel There's no question that America's Got Talent introduces us to very interesting people, and tonight was no exception in Austin. Aside from the adorable 10-year-old Sebastien and...

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X Factor's Demi Lovato "In a Good Place," Says Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas, Demi LovatoJoe Jonas wishes nothing but the best for ex-squeeze, Demi Lovato. When asked on Ryan Seacrest's syndicated radio show this morning how he thinks his former gal-pal's going to do...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Afternoon Mail! Rihanna Gets Naughty, What Else Is New?

RihannaDear Ted: I am a celebrity gossip fanatic, but we should be aware of global news too, right? So, in an attempt to balance the two: Did Rihanna earn a Blind Vice moniker before or after...

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Helping Our Heroes: Butler Mobility?s Inclined Platform Wheelchair Lifts Help Veterans

Butler Mobility is helping wheelchair-bound veterans access all floors of their home with the inclined platform wheelchair lift system.

Lewisberry, PA (PRWEB) June 03, 2012

Stan Howard of Howard Distribution Inc. in Valley Center Kansas knows firsthand what a major difference having a wheelchair lift system in the home makes for people with physical disabilities. An independent dealer, his most memorable recent installation was a Butler Mobility Incline Platform Wheelchair Lift for a wheelchair-bound veteran who was stuck on one floor of his home.

?We?re doing a lot of work with veterans,? Howard said. ?Some of our veterans are coming home with no legs.?

His client was a veteran who was confined to the third floor of his residence because he couldn?t get up and down stairs and move around on other floors without his wheelchair. The veteran had hired a carpenter to help make the house more accessible, but the contractor took the vet?s money before the project was fully complete, and left the house in ruins.

?It was a mess. It broke my heart to see that somebody would treat a veteran like that,? Howard said. Howard was called in to remedy this terrible situation. He and his team installed a Butler Mobility Inclined Platform Wheelchair Lift. The lift system allows the vet to take his wheelchair up and down the stairs, so he can use it on every floor of the home. ?We made it safe for him to ride up and down the stairs,? Howard said. Previously, the man had to be carried down the stairs by someone else, or he would crawl using his arms. ?After we got this lift installed, you could see the tears in his eyes, he was finally able to get up and down stairs and around the house with dignity.?

Howard?s company has been in business since 1987. Inspired by working for an ambulance service, he saw that there was a need for easier transportation methods for clients with disabilities.

Over the year, the business has evolved. Today, Howard Distribution provides many different kinds of accessibility products and services, including wheelchair lifts, chair lifts, lifts to get scooters into vehicles, roll-in showers, home modifications and much more.

?We are a complete, durable medical equipment facility geared toward accessibility and lifting systems,? he said.

Because Howard is an independent dealer for Butler Mobility, he has also had opportunities to test many different types of lift systems. He has found that Butler Mobility produces a dependable and reliable product. Discussing another brand he had installed, he found that ?it was such an inferior product compared to the Butler lift. It was a real hassle.?

Howard searched the Internet for an alternate product and found Butler Mobility by chance. He?s been pleased with the products ever since. ?It?s very solidly built. I don?t have to worry about plastic breaking or stripped screws.?

He inspects every lift that arrives to his business, prior to installation.?The unit comes to me, I uncrate it, inspect it, make arrangements and we get it installed,? Howard said, adding that ease of setup is another part of the process that makes the lift system unique. He reports that he has not received any service calls for repairs, which he says tells him that ?this is a well-built product.?

?They build a good quality product and we feel that it?s a very good fit for our industry, I pride myself on picking the best of the best.?

For more information, visit Butler Mobility Products:

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TEXT-Fitch affirms Florida's GO bonds at AAA, outlook neg

April 11 - Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the
following state of Florida Department of Transportation full
faith and credit bonds:

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