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Man who lost penis to blood infection has new one built on his arm

Man who lost penis to blood infection has new one built on his arm

Man who lost his penis to horrific blood infection becomes first man in the world to have a new one built on his arm,while the arm appendage was to be transferred to where it belonged, it’s been left on the man’s arm for four years.

Malcolm MacDonald, 45, lost his manhood back in 2014 after a long-term perineum infection turned into sepsis – something which ultimately caused his penis to drop off.

In a bid to give Malcolm another penis, surgeons built him one on his arm for it to be later move to where a penis should be.

“I had struggled for years with an infection in my perineum but I had no idea what could happen,” the separated dad of two from Thetford, Norfolk, told the outlet.

“When I saw my penis go black I was beside myself. It was like a horror film. I was in a complete panic. I knew deep down it was gone and I was going to lose it,” he said.

He said he was “completely gutted” when his penis “just dropped off on to the floor” in 2014 – but his testicles remained intact, according to the outlet.

“Because I had been through the devastation of knowing I was going to lose it, I just picked it up and put it in the bin,” MacDonald continued.

“I went to the hospital and they said the best they could do for me was to roll the remaining stump up like a little sausage roll. It was heartbreaking.”

MacDonald said he became a recluse and began drinking heavily.

“For two years after losing my penis I felt a shadow of a man. My life really fell apart because I had no self-confidence. I drank too much. I didn’t see family and friends — I just didn’t want to have to face up to it,” he said.

But then he found out from his doctor about the so-called “penis master” — Professor David Ralph of London’s University College Hospital.

Professor Ralph explained the arm-graft procedure would take up to two years before it could be removed and put down below, something which Malcolm was happy with. Malcolm received £50,000 from the NHS so he could go ahead with it all.

When he received the funding, Malcolm said it was like ‘all his Christmases all at once’ and that he had confidence in Professor Ralph.

Apparently surgeons chose the arm for building the new penis due to its skin quality and sensation.

Right-handed Malcolm then had a skin flap taken from his left arm and rolled to form a ‘penis’, with its own blood vessels and nerves. They created a urethra and installed two tubes inflated with a hand-pump, allowing him to have a ‘mechanical’ erection.

The plan was to attach the penis to Mr MacDonald’s groin in 2018, two years after it had been grafted to his arm. However, he had to miss the scheduled operation due to illness, and the surgery kept being pushed back for other reasons.

A UCHL spokesperson told The Sun that MacDonald had missed or cancelled a number of appointments to complete the procedure pre-lockdown.

“We will try to rearrange his surgery as soon we are able, now that services are gradually returning closer to normal following lockdown,” they added.

“The delays have been hard to deal with,” MacDonald told The Sun, adding that he’s unable to run because the penis “waggles about”, and that he cannot go swimming or wear a short-sleeved shirt.

“Not having a penis felt awful. It’s most men’s worst fear,” he said. “For me, I was never worried about sex, because I already had two children. It was always more about my self-confidence and simple things like using the loo.”

“I can’t lie, having a penis on your arm for four years is a really strange thing to live with,” he added. “But I am determined this penis will be ultimately used for what it was built for.”

Musk says Demand for Tesla vehicles remained strong during pandemic

Musk says Demand for Tesla vehicles remained strong during pandemic

Tesla is seeing ‘strong’ demand through pandemic

Tesla CEO Elon Musk highlighted his company’s ability to keep demand high during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the efficiency of ordering a vehicle online.

In the first part of a three-part interview with Automotive News’ Jason Stein, Musk stated that Tesla’s online ordering process, which avoids visiting a dealership to purchase a car, might have helped the electric automaker maintain a healthy demand volume during the pandemic.

“We saw strong orders through the whole pandemic; we still had good order volume,” he said.

Tesla thrives on the idea that all of its cars are available to any customer at the same price and negotiating with demanding automotive sales reps is not something the company has ever been interested in.

To keep the stress and uncertainty of buying a new car at an all-time low, Tesla has used an online ordering process and a direct-to-consumer sales process.

This technique was used to eliminate any anxieties a car buyer may have about dealing with salespeople and negotiating the price of a new automobile.

“We make the buying experience very easy. You can buy a Tesla in just two minutes by going to our website. Go onto our website. You can literally order a Tesla in two minutes, maybe one minute if you’re really fast,” Musk added.

“I guess people are less inclined to want to go to a dealership, do the test drive, and hang out in the lobby and that kind of thing.”

The demand for the company’s vehicles has undoubtedly not slowed. In the second quarter, Tesla delivered 90,650 cars, led by the Model 3 sedan, which was the most popular vehicle in June across the world.

Tesla also confirmed that it would be opening a new Gigafactory production plant in Austin, Texas, that would produce the widely popular Cybertruck, along with the Model Y for the Eastern half of North America.

New 820bhp+ Lamborghini’s Essenza SCV12

New 820bhp+ Lamborghini’s Essenza SCV12

Lamborghini’s new supercar isn’t legal to drive on public roads

Lamborghini has unveiled a new supercar, known as the Essenza SCV12, that owners won’t be able to legally drive on public roads. That’s why, if you buy one, Lamborghini recommends you let the company keep it for you in a special garage at the company’s headquarters in Italy.

Lamborghini has even built a dedicated hangar in Sant’Agata Bolognese to house all the cars, each owner getting their own garage and 24/7 webcam access to their vehicle via an app.

There’s also the opportunity to join in on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab fitness program, which is kind of necessary when piloting a slick-tired racer capable of generating 2,646 pounds of downforce at 155 mph.

Owners will have access to a secure web cam feed so they can look at the car whenever they want. If they want to drive the car, Lamborghini will arrange for it to be transported to almost any racetrack in the world and the owner will be able to drive it there.

Lamborghini will also provide a professional racecar driver to provide coaching in how to get the most speed and enjoyment from their V12-powered supercar.

The company will host a few special events throughout the year to let Essenza SCV12 owners get together and enjoy their cars as a group.

The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 may not be short of eye-catching details – a V12 engine with 830 horsepower is worthy of attention – but inside it’s the race car inspired steering wheel that grabs you. Leagues away from the touchscreen-heavy dashboards of most modern cars, supercars included, the Essenza SCV12 instead focuses on giving you as little reason as possible to move your hands away from the most important control.

The “SC” in “SCV12” stands for Squadra Corse, or “racing team” in Italianwhich is also the name of Lamborghini’s motorsports department, founded in 2014.

Only 40 of the cars will be produced. Customers have already signed contracts for most of them but a few remain available, Lamborghini’s chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani said.

Lamborghini did not give a price for the Essenza SCV12 but Reggiani said it will be priced similarly to the company’s other limited-edition models such as the Lamborghini Centenario and Sián, which sold for $1.9 million and upwards of $2 million, respectively.

“This car is like a special passport to the most exclusive world of Lamborghini,” said Reggiani.

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine performs well in early tests

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine performs well in early tests

Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine Protects Monkeys, Study Finds

It’s the second study in a week to report promising results in monkeys for a vaccine candidate. 

An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson protected monkeys from infection in a new study. It is the second vaccine candidate to show promising results in monkeys this week.

The company recently began a clinical trial in Europe and the United States to test its vaccine in people. It is one of more than 30 human trials for coronavirus vaccines underway across the world.

But until these trials are complete — which will probably take several months — the monkey data offers the best clues to whether the vaccines will work.

“This week has been good — now we have two vaccines that work in monkeys,” said Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University who was not involved in the studies. “It’s nice to be upbeat for a change.”

But she cautioned that the new results shouldn’t be used to rush large-scale trials in humans. “We just can’t take shortcuts,” she said.

Unlike many other vaccines in development that might require two injections, the Johnson & Johnson candidate shielded the monkeys with just one dose, according to a study published on Thursday in Nature.

“It’s a very reassuring level of protection we saw,” said Dr. Dan Barouch, a virologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a co-author of the new study.

The study comes just two days after a similar one was published on a vaccine tested by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health.

Johnson & Johnson’s single shot coronavirus vaccine has begun human trials

Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine entered human trials this month after an early study showed it helped protect a group of primates with a single shot.

According to a study published in the medical journal Nature, all of the animals that had been exposed to the pandemic six weeks after the injection were immune except for one, which showed only low levels of the virus. The results prompted the health care firm to begin human trials last week in Belgium and earlier this week in the U.S.

“We are excited to see these preclinical data because they show our SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate generated a strong antibody response and provided protection with a single dose,” said Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson’s chief scientific officer. “The findings give us confidence as we progress our vaccine development and upscale manufacturing in parallel … .”

The company said it is looking to begin the last phase of tests in September and that 1,045 people will participate in the trial.

The company did not announce a predicted price for its shot but said it is ramping up manufacturing to try to provide over 1 billion doses to people around the wo

Ripple  Unveils P2P Payments Platform Based on XRP

Ripple Unveils P2P Payments Platform Based on XRP

Ripple Product Manager Craig DeWitt has revealed the launch of the beta version of Payburner, a P2P payment platform based on XRP.

The director of products at Ripple, Craig DeWitt, made the announcement of Payburner launch to the public on Twitter. The news comes after the streaming gun, YouTube dismissed the Ripple lawsuit of XRP scam.

The P2P platform, Payburner comes alongside browser plugins within Brave and Chrome browser. Most likely, the project will be available on Android/iOS applications and on other browsing entities as well.

With the Payburner, it is extremely easy to send and receive payments from a PayID address. The developers have added the PayID feature within the Payburner plugin. All users new to the platform get to sign-up and create their own PayID.

You do not need to worry about making payments outside the Payburner network as the PayID enables you to do so in a facile way.

At Payburner, you are the owner of your own bank, this means Payburner is a non-custodial platform just like its previous version. The world we live in today, privacy is a concern to all but on Payburner, data is fully confidential and your privacy is honored.

However, individuals must be careful with credentials and account details knowing that there is no safety measure in case you lose the data. This also implies that Payburner allows customers to decide whatever they want to do with their money.

At the same time, the e-commerce feature for 1-click payments is enabled for the xSongs.store and spud.store. The Product Manager for Ripple invited users to test it and enter one of the mentioned platforms after installing the plug-in.

In addition, users can enable the feature for any website using the Payburner Paybuttons. About this feature, DeWitt stated the following:

At Payburner, we wanted to make a real world website that sold physical goods from scratch with the new Payburner Paybutton check out experience. So we decided on selling Potatoes online!

For merchants who wish to integrate the function, the Product Manager for Ripple clarified that the process takes about 20 minutes to complete.

There is no registration process and the plug-in will not ask for any banking information. In that regard, DeWitt announced that the plug-in made its first integration to WordPress with WooCommerce and can now be integrated into any WordPress powered website.

DeWitt said Payburner is expected to make a profit by charging a 1% merchant fee on XRP e-commerce sales.