Knowing Your Stainless Steel Sink Options}

Posted on 9th September 2017 by in Balustrades

Knowing Your Stainless Steel Sink Options


Eliza Maledevic Ayson

You might observe that you constantly use your kitchen sink. Most of your kitchen tasks start and end with a kitchen sink. This is the reason why you will have to ensure that you are going to get the most benefits from this fixture. Also, it can be done if you spend enough time searching for the piece that you like and know how to maintain it in shape.

First, you will have to know which types of sinks are right for your kitchen needs. There are various kinds of sinks and each sink may have an advantage over the other. If you want t ensure that you are going to get the kind that you can best enjoy then you will have to know the choices that you have.

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You can start knowing about stainless steel sink.

This type of sink is one of the favorites in todays market. There are many people who used the product and they are still using it because it is able to meet their needs. Before going to the market, you should learn about the benefits that you can get from a stainless steel sink so that you can assess if it is really the one that can meet all of your needs.

One of the reasons why more individuals buy a stainless steel sink over the other types would be because of its weight. It is lighter so you can easily mount it in your countertop. Added to this, one of the best qualities of this kind of sink is the material that is used for it. Since it is stainless, you can spend less time cleaning it. Stains do not easily get into the sink so you will be able to easily maintain the sink in good shape. Added to this, cleaning the sink is also done through the use of a bleaching material. This is easy to search for and you can easily find a safe ingredient that you can use for cleaning your sink.

Aside from its usefulness, you should also know that you can possible enjoy your stainless steel sink because it can look attractive. It can look modern or any appeal that you want can be achieved. This is because there are many kinds in the market. You can try searching for the piece that you like best. The appearance of the sink is important because you are going to match the design of your sink with the actual design of your kitchen.

There are many benefits offered by a stainless steel sink and you can possibly achieve all of them. The market can give you this option so you will easily pick the piece that you can enjoy best.

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Molten steel kills 32 workers in Liaoning,China

Posted on 9th September 2017 by in Uncategorized

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Molten steel spilled out and killed 32 workers at the Qinghe Special Steel Corporation mill in the city of Tieling in Liaoning province, China.

The ladle containing 1,500-degree-Celsius liquid steel poured into an open room, where employees take breaks in-between shift changes, at 7:45 a.m. local time. At least 6 others were injured, one of them critically.

“It is the most serious accident to hit China’s steel industry since 1949,” said China’s deputy head of the State Administration of Work Safety, Sun Huashan.

At least 4 workers have been arrested after the accident. The manager of mill, an operator, technician and a supervisor of a workshop were all arrested and are being questioned as an investigation in launched into what caused the accident to occur.

Apple unveils iPhone 4, iOS 4 at Worldwide Developers Conference 2010

Posted on 9th September 2017 by in Uncategorized

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Yesterday, at this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), company CEO Steve Jobs unveiled iPhone 4, along with the new iOS 4 operating system for Apple mobile devices.

The announcement was long-awaited but not a very big surprise. In April, the technology blog Gizmodo obtained a prototype of the new phone and published details of it online. While introducing iPhone 4, at the annual conference, Jobs started by hinting at the incident, saying, “Stop me if you’ve already seen this.”

The new iPhone was praised by Jobs as “the biggest leap we’ve taken since the original iPhone.” It is only 9.3 millimetres (0.37 inches) thick, making it “the thinnest smartphone on the planet”, a 24 percent reduction from Apple’s previous model, the iPhone 3GS. Structure-wise, iPhone 4 has a new stainless steel frame, which acts as an antenna, supposedly boosting its signal reception abilities and possibly reducing the amount of dropped calls. It also has a new screen, dubbed a “retina display,” which displays images at 326 pixels per inch. During the keynote, Jobs demoed the device’s new internal gyroscope as well. Even though it now uses Apple’s faster A4 processor (first used in its iPad tablet), iPhone 4 has a claimed seven hours of 3G talk time, up two hours from the 3GS.

In addition to its design features, Jobs showed off iPhone 4’s new video calling abilities. This feature is called FaceTime, and connects with other iPhone 4s via Wi-Fi. The phone has two cameras: one on the front for video chats, and one on the back for taking pictures and other videos. The rear camera has a resolution of five megapixels, is capable of recording high-definition video, and has an LED flash.

The iPhone 4 will use Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 4. Formerly “iPhone OS,” iOS 4 was first introduced by Apple in April, and includes multitasking capabilities. Jobs called the new software “the most advanced mobile operating system in the world.” iOS will support Apple’s new mobile advertising service, iAd, which goes live on July 1.

iPhone 4 will be available on June 24 in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan. It comes in two colors—black and white—and two storage capacities. The 16GB version is priced at US$199 and the 32GB version at US$299. The iPhone 3GS’s price will be reduced to US$99, and the iPhone 3G will be discontinued. iOS will be available as a free software update to users of compatible older Apple devices (including the 3GS) on June 21. In the U.S., iPhone 4 will only be available on AT&T‘s cellular network, despite calls for Apple to let the iPhone be used on other carriers, such as Verizon.

Competition-wise, the BlackBerry mobile device is still the most popular smartphone right now. Apple is also facing some serious competition from web giant Google’s Android operating system, as well as Palm‘s webOS. Earlier this year, Android phones managed to outsell iPhones. iPhone users, however, account for over half of those surfing the Internet on a mobile browser in the U.S. Jobs also noted that over five billion iOS applications, commonly called “apps,” have been purchased from Apple’s App Store. The App Store currently has around 225,000 different apps for sale.

Earthquake, tsunami combo caused devastation in Pichilemu, Chile

Posted on 9th September 2017 by in Uncategorized

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pichilemu, Chile – Last Saturday, Chile was hit by a 8.8 earthquake. Many coastal towns were also hit by a tsunami, and Pichilemu was one of them. Its inhabitants were surprised by the giant waves that destroyed the most of the costanera and that reached the city square.

Pichilemu, that means in Mapudungun language small forest, is one of the most famous Chilean resort towns in the central zone of Chile. It is recurrently visited by surfers from all the world, because the Punta de Lobos beach is considered one of the best for surf practice worldwide.

Central Pichilemu was not severely damaged by the earthquake, but the tsunami caused significant destruction. The Fishermen Creek, located in front of the beach, was completely destroyed, and its machines are now unusable. Most of the Agustín Ross architecture that characterized the city, three of them being National Monuments of Chile, were damaged. The Agustín Ross Mirador, a famous location in front of the beach, located less than 200 meters from the Fisherman Creek, was completely destroyed. Its famous balustrades were washed away or thrown asunder. Many restaurants, kiosks and a circus were affected by the tsunami.

The rural parts of Pichilemu, like Ciruelos, Rodeillo and Espinillo feature houses constructed from adobe. Many were more than 100-years old, and were destroyed or are now uninhabitable.

The most powerful aftershock was produced almost 40 kilometers in front of the coast of Pichilemu, at the 03:10 local time (07:10 UTC) in March 2, with an intensity of 5.5 in the Richter scale, according to the USGS.

The Intendant of the O’Higgins Region, Juan Núñez, had a meeting with the Governor of the Cardenal Caro Province, Loreto Puebla, the Mayor of Pichilemu, Roberto Córdova, and naval and military authorities, juntas de vecinos representatives. They decided to leave the Carabineros police force to maintain the security of the city.

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The Arturo Prat square was severely damaged by the earthquake and later by the tsunami. In the left picture, can be seen some kiosks, all of them were destroyed, as can be seen on the right picture.Image: Diego Grez.

A boat that was originally in front of the Fisherman Creek of Pichilemu, was thrown almost a block away by the powerful tsunami that hit Chile last Saturday.Image: Diego Grez.

A fair was located in front of the beach, called Feria Internacional Artesanal, where Peruvian and Chilean craftsman were selling their crafts. All of their premises were destroyed, and later looted by the people that were passing by the costanera.Image: Diego Grez.

This is how looked the Agustín Ross ‘Mirador’ (balcony) in the past. Image: Diego Grez.
The Famous Agustín Ross balcony (mirador), before and after the earthquake and tsunami.Image: Diego Grez.

A strong aftershock was originated around Pichilemu, in March 5, 2010, at 12:34:32 AM at epicenter (03:34:32 AM UTC).Image: USGS.

Skin Cancer Prevention And Sun Protection Swimwear

Posted on 31st August 2017 by in Health

Submitted by: Jay Edmond

You may feel that wearing normal clothing can protect you from the sun UV radiation; but this is not true. Only certified sun protection clothing and UV protection swimwear can provide real protection against the sun UV radiation.

Skin Cancer Prevention:

The best way to prevent skin cancer caused by UV radiation is to protect your skin from the sun. Also, it is very important to protect children from an early age, since research has found that most sun damage happens before age 15 (read sun protection messages for children as a special risk group at It is best to wear sun protective clothing when exposed to the sun, and specially when swimming, and use sunscreen on exposed skin whenever you can.

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Also, you should be aware of UV radiation which can be reflected by sand, water, snow, and ice. UV radiation can go through light clothing, windshields, windows, and clouds. Wear long sleeves and long pants, a hat with a wide brim, and sunglasses that absorb UV. Use sunscreen lotions at least SPF15 where possible.

UV Radiation:

The most common place where you can be over-exposed to the sun UV radiation is on the beach. Therefore a special type of sun clothing is required which can give you the right skin protection and the freedom you expect to feel when spending your day swimming, sailing, surfing or simply walking on the sands. The ozone protects Earth from harmful UV radiation. Ozone depletion and weather variations cause different amounts of UV radiation to reach the Earth. To check the UV index in your city or country visit the Environmental Protection Agency website.

About UV Protection Swimsuits:

Not all sunscreens provide the same sun protection (sunscreen UV protection is measured in SPF: Sun Protection Factor), and not all sunglasses provide the same eye protection (eye UV protection is measured in EPF: Eye Protection Factor); the same applies to swimwear and clothing which is measured in UPF: Ultraviolet Protection Factor. Therefore, it is very important to make sure the type of sun protection clothing or UV swimwear you use on the beach have been tested and certified to offer the highest UPF rating of UPF50+, which blocks over 97.5% of the sun UV radiation.

You can find sun protection swimwear products online from several suppliers; however only few have the right certification or the fabric they use have been tested for protection against UV radiation. Make sure when getting your UV protection swimsuits that garments and fabric have been certified by ARPANSA (Australan Radiation Protection And Nuclear Safety Agency) with ratings of UPF50+ UV cover; you can read more about ARPANSA certification at

Beware of companies claiming 100% sun protection, or using wrong terms for clothing, such SPF. Also, not all companies who claim the right sun protection term of UPF are necessary genuine and have had their garments or fabric tested by the correct government agency such as ARPANSA. There is no law to prevent someone claiming their products provide UPF50+ protection if they are using their own sun protection tags or UPF50+ in-house designed logo. So be careful how you pick the right sun protection clothing product. Ask about the certification or the government agency who tested the garment.

About the Author: J Edmond have been working in the unique concept sun protection clothing industry for years. The main aim is to raise awareness of the sun’s UV radiation and it’s effect on human skin. Find out more about

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Fred Thompson’s ‘exploration’ causes confusion on USA election rules

Posted on 31st August 2017 by in Uncategorized

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The day after Fred Thompson’s “exploratory committee” announced that it raised just over US$3 million dollars, the type of fundraising is causing “confusion” over Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules for the “exploratory” status.

CQ Politics reports, “Friends of Fred Thompson” also is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a “527” political organization, so named because it is regulated under Section 527 of the tax code.” Once Thompson decides to become a candidate, he must then meet FEC disclosure requirements. CQ Politics noted, “two issues — whether Thompson has raised more money than could be expected to be used for exploratory activities, and whether his months of ‘testing the waters’ have been a ‘protracted period of time’ as outlined by federal law as qualifying someone as a candidate — Thompson could have trouble.” According to Paul Ryan, FEC program director for the Campaign Legal Center, “Reasonable minds could disagree.”

The Washington Post noted, “Campaign finance experts said yesterday that if Thompson were to wait until Sept. 6 to launch a campaign, he would be legally permitted to delay filing a finance report with the Federal Election Commission until Jan. 31.” Nonetheless, “Thompson campaign officials stressed his commitment to disclosure.”

In addition to the personnel changes previously reported, today a top fundraising consultant, Kim Kaegi, resigned from the Thompson campaign. According to the AP, “Kaegi called it a ‘stretch’ to speculate that her departure was related to lower-than-expected totals.”

New Jersey to consider bikini waxing ban

Posted on 31st August 2017 by in Uncategorized

Friday, March 20, 2009

New Jersey is considering a state-wide ban on Brazilian waxes, the removal of hair from the bikini area.

Although genital waxing has never really been allowed in the state, the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling plans to propose a ban with more specific legal wording, in response to two women who reported being injured during a wax. The board will consider the proposal at their next meeting on April 14.

If the measure passes, New Jersey may become the only US state to ban the practice outright.

Although millions of Americans engage in bikini waxes, which generally cost between $50 and $60 per session, the practice comes with risks. Skin care experts say the hot wax can irritate delicate skin in the bikini area, and result in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes.

Waxing on the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms would continue to be permitted in the state under the proposed ban. Although New Jersey statutes have always banned bikini waxing, the laws were unclear and seldom enforced.

As a result, many salons from around the state have offered bikini waxing for years. Many salon owners spoke out against the proposed ban, which they said would severely damage their business.

“I really don’t know if the state can stop it at this point,” said Valentia Chistova, owner of the Monmouth County salon Brazil. “I know a lot of women who are really hooked.”

 This story has updates See New Jersey backpedals on proposed bikini waxing ban 

Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Posted on 31st August 2017 by in Uncategorized

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. Two weeks ago Dr. Siemionow, in a 23-hour marathon surgery, replaced 80 percent of her face, by transplanting or grafting bone, nerve, blood vessels, muscles and skin harvested from a female donor’s cadaver.

The Clinic surgeons, in Wednesday’s news conference, described the details of the transplant but upon request, the team did not publish her name, age and cause of injury nor the donor’s identity. The patient’s family desired the reason for her transplant to remain confidential. The Los Angeles Times reported that the patient “had no upper jaw, nose, cheeks or lower eyelids and was unable to eat, talk, smile, smell or breathe on her own.” The clinic’s dermatology and plastic surgery chair, Francis Papay, described the nine hours phase of the procedure: “We transferred the skin, all the facial muscles in the upper face and mid-face, the upper lip, all of the nose, most of the sinuses around the nose, the upper jaw including the teeth, the facial nerve.” Thereafter, another team spent three hours sewing the woman’s blood vessels to that of the donor’s face to restore blood circulation, making the graft a success.

The New York Times reported that “three partial face transplants have been performed since 2005, two in France and one in China, all using facial tissue from a dead donor with permission from their families.” “Only the forehead, upper eyelids, lower lip, lower teeth and jaw are hers, the rest of her face comes from a cadaver; she could not eat on her own or breathe without a hole in her windpipe. About 77 square inches of tissue were transplanted from the donor,” it further described the details of the medical marvel. The patient, however, must take lifetime immunosuppressive drugs, also called antirejection drugs, which do not guarantee success. The transplant team said that in case of failure, it would replace the part with a skin graft taken from her own body.

Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, a Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon praised the recent medical development. “There are patients who can benefit tremendously from this. It’s great that it happened,” he said.

Leading bioethicist Arthur Caplan of the University of Pennsylvania withheld judgment on the Cleveland transplant amid grave concerns on the post-operation results. “The biggest ethical problem is dealing with failure — if your face rejects. It would be a living hell. If your face is falling off and you can’t eat and you can’t breathe and you’re suffering in a terrible manner that can’t be reversed, you need to put on the table assistance in dying. There are patients who can benefit tremendously from this. It’s great that it happened,” he said.

Dr Alex Clarke, of the Royal Free Hospital had praised the Clinic for its contribution to medicine. “It is a real step forward for people who have severe disfigurement and this operation has been done by a team who have really prepared and worked towards this for a number of years. These transplants have proven that the technical difficulties can be overcome and psychologically the patients are doing well. They have all have reacted positively and have begun to do things they were not able to before. All the things people thought were barriers to this kind of operations have been overcome,” she said.

The first partial face transplant surgery on a living human was performed on Isabelle Dinoire on November 27 2005, when she was 38, by Professor Bernard Devauchelle, assisted by Professor Jean-Michel Dubernard in Amiens, France. Her Labrador dog mauled her in May 2005. A triangle of face tissue including the nose and mouth was taken from a brain-dead female donor and grafted onto the patient. Scientists elsewhere have performed scalp and ear transplants. However, the claim is the first for a mouth and nose transplant. Experts say the mouth and nose are the most difficult parts of the face to transplant.

In 2004, the same Cleveland Clinic, became the first institution to approve this surgery and test it on cadavers. In October 2006, surgeon Peter Butler at London‘s Royal Free Hospital in the UK was given permission by the NHS ethics board to carry out a full face transplant. His team will select four adult patients (children cannot be selected due to concerns over consent), with operations being carried out at six month intervals. In March 2008, the treatment of 30-year-old neurofibromatosis victim Pascal Coler of France ended after having received what his doctors call the worlds first successful full face transplant.

Ethical concerns, psychological impact, problems relating to immunosuppression and consequences of technical failure have prevented teams from performing face transplant operations in the past, even though it has been technically possible to carry out such procedures for years.

Mr Iain Hutchison, of Barts and the London Hospital, warned of several problems with face transplants, such as blood vessels in the donated tissue clotting and immunosuppressants failing or increasing the patient’s risk of cancer. He also pointed out ethical issues with the fact that the procedure requires a “beating heart donor”. The transplant is carried out while the donor is brain dead, but still alive by use of a ventilator.

According to Stephen Wigmore, chair of British Transplantation Society’s ethics committee, it is unknown to what extent facial expressions will function in the long term. He said that it is not certain whether a patient could be left worse off in the case of a face transplant failing.

Mr Michael Earley, a member of the Royal College of Surgeon‘s facial transplantation working party, commented that if successful, the transplant would be “a major breakthrough in facial reconstruction” and “a major step forward for the facially disfigured.”

In Wednesday’s conference, Siemionow said “we know that there are so many patients there in their homes where they are hiding from society because they are afraid to walk to the grocery stores, they are afraid to go the the street.” “Our patient was called names and was humiliated. We very much hope that for this very special group of patients there is a hope that someday they will be able to go comfortably from their houses and enjoy the things we take for granted,” she added.

In response to the medical breakthrough, a British medical group led by Royal Free Hospital’s lead surgeon Dr Peter Butler, said they will finish the world’s first full face transplant within a year. “We hope to make an announcement about a full-face operation in the next 12 months. This latest operation shows how facial transplantation can help a particular group of the most severely facially injured people. These are people who would otherwise live a terrible twilight life, shut away from public gaze,” he said.

Some Fun Facts About Spain

Posted on 29th August 2017 by in Accommodation

Submitted by: Albert Beetons

Spain is a country located in South Western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.

The capital (and largest city) is Madrid.

The official name of Spain is the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de Espana).

The Population of Spain is estimated to be just over 46 million.

At 504,782 km , Spain is the world’s 51st-largest country (comparatively slightly more than twice the size of the American state of Oregon).

Spain is made up of 17 autonomous regions.

The official language of Spain is Spanish (Catalan, Valencian, Gallego, Euskera are independent languages spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia and The Basque Country).

Spain has the lowest population density in Western Europe (excluding Scandinavia).

In the tourist areas of the Mediterranean coast and the islands, English and German are widely spoken by tourists, expat residents, and local workers.

Spain has over 8,000km of beaches.

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Spain has one of the most diverse landscapes and climates in Europe. The region of Almeria in the South East resembles a desert in places, while the North West in winter can expect rain around 20 days out of every month.

The Spanish National Day is 12 October.

Spain s territory includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.

The Spanish national anthem is called La Marcha Real (The Royal March).

Some Cities in Spain to visit are Alicante, Barcelona, Granada, Malaga, Murcia, Seville and Valencia.

Spain has a parliamentary monarchy government.

The pomegranate is the symbol of the Spanish city of Granada.

Spain is the 28th most populated country in the world and the sixth most populated country in Europe (after Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Ukraine).

Spain s Currency is the Euro.

If you are traveling to Spain and are a citizen of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein: all you need is your Identification Card, or a valid passport to gain entry.

The two main newspapers in Spain are El Pa s (The Country) and El Mundo (The World).

Don Quixote (full title: El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha “The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha”) is an novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish canon of literature.

King Henry VIII’s first wife was Spanish. She was called Catherine of Aragon.

Soccer (f tbol) is the most popular spectator sport in Spain.

The average life expectancy in Spain is 79.

Some well known Spanish artists include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Mir .

During the 16th century, Spain was one of the most powerful empires in the world.

Bullfighting is considered an art as well as a sport and popular attraction. It is also the biggest and most controversial sport in Spain and is an integral part of Spanish history, art and culture with bull rings in all major cities and beyond.

Accepting a second serving is one of the best ways to show appreciation to the cook in Spain.

The patron saint of Spain is Saint James (Santiago)

Madrid is in the physical centre of the country.

There are no tooth fairies in Spain. Instead, there is a tooth mouse named Ratoncito P rez.

Flamenco is a Spanish term that refers both to a musical genre, known for its intricate rapid passages, and a dance genre characterized by its audible footwork.

Spain is 5 times bigger than the UK with only two thirds of its population.

94% of the people in Spain are Roman Catholic.

Spain is the third biggest country in Europe (after France and the Ukraine).

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Chomsky book banned from Guantanamo Bay

Posted on 29th August 2017 by in Uncategorized
 Correction — Aug 23, 2010 According to the Miami Herald, the title of the book sent to a Guantanamo prisoner was Interventions (a book of newspaper essays about the September 11, 2001 attacks), not 9/11 as stated in the article. Wikinews apologizes for the error. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

U.S. military censors blocked a Pentagon lawyer’s donation of a book by U.S. dissident intellectual, Noam Chomsky, to an inmate at the U.S military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Arabic version of the book, 9/11, was donated to the Guantanamo Bay library’s collection of over 16,000 items, but rejected with a standard note of unacceptable material for the collection. Activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky responded by saying, “This happens sometimes in totalitarian regimes.” Adding, “[o]f some incidental interest, perhaps, is the nature of the book they banned. It consists of op-eds written for The New York Times syndicate and distributed by them. The subversive rot must run very deep.” The intended recipient of the Arabic version of 9/11 was Ali Hamza al Bahlul, former media secretary for Al Qaeda. Bahlul is serving life in prison for creating a video showing footage of Osama Bin Laden giving a speech followed by images of violent attacks by the U.S. military on Muslims and footage of the aftermath of the USS Cole bombing.

A Navy spokesman for Guantanamo Bay did not comment on the details of why this particular book was denied, but suggested the book was banned to avoid “impact on good order and discipline.” The spokesman also said that books that promote “Anti-American, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Western” material or contain themes relating to “military topics”, “excessive graphic violence”, or “sexual dysfunctions” would be banned from the prison library.