How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach
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How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach

Friday, September 9, 2005

New Orleans, Louisiana —After Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, on the night before August 29, 2005, several flood control constructions failed. Much of the city flooded through the openings. One of these was the flood wall forming one side of the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the primary agency for engineering support during such emergencies. A USACE team was assessing the situation in New Orleans on the 29th, water flow was stopped September 2nd, and the breach was closed on September 5th.

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Price Tag Of Credit Card Debt Consolidation Program

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To lessen your credit card debt and once a month repayment amount, you have to pay out the credit card debt consolidation corporation a tiny charge for their staff requirements. Some corporations just charge you a charge of just $25 a month for companies offered by them.

Another selection that consolidation corporations present is the single payment option. In this method, you have to spend a negotiated sum to the provider for consolidating your debts. You don’t incur monthly expenses when you select this selection. Underneath this alternative you will have to pay the creditors the loan sum and the curiosity on the quantity borrowed from them but you don’t have to shell out cash to debit consolidation organizations.

If you are hunting for easy alternative for your debt problems, you can choose to pay all your costs on a single day. This will preserve you from the difficulties of having to pay expenses and penalty on sum not repaid on time. Debt consolidation companies will work with your creditors to consolidate all your debts so you never encounter hard cash movement issues when repaying your credit card debt. When you opt for this method, you will have to spend a once a month fee to cover the expenditures incurred by consolidation businesses.

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A credit card debt consolidation program is the resolution to make your debts vanish away in time. Accumulating debts arrives not necessarily in time, but most of all due to necessity. Men and women need funds to manage day to day daily life. They also obtain it crucial to develop the quality of their lives, hence the volume of debts raises one a lot more time. It is highly crucial to locate the proper, suitable remedy to people’s requirements.

What is a financial debt consolidation plan?

A financial debt consolidation program is a system in accordance to which men and women with debts receive an individual big loan. This is to assist them shell out off other scaled-down loans. Beneath bankruptcy guidelines, the credit card debt you owe will be deemed wiped out as of the date your bankruptcy situation is filed. This implies that as your scenario moves by means of the court procedure, you are not taking month to month hits to your credit though you are waiting for the scenario to be authorized. Your credit score score will get the a single-time drop because of to the personal bankruptcy filing, not a lengthy downward spiral with no definite stop in sight. As quickly as your situation is over, you can quickly begin the procedure of rebuilding your credit score.

Bankruptcy Stops Lawsuits, Financial institution Account Levies, Garnishments and Foreclosures

The filing of a bankruptcy situation will without delay end collections lawsuits in opposition to you. It will also cease financial institution account levies, garnishments currently being taken from your wages, and foreclosures. The capability to end these legal actions against you comes immediately from a US Bankruptcy Court Buy giving you automatic relief from your creditors. If a creditor continues to pursue collections in opposition to you, then you can petition the Bankruptcy Court to assist you in obtaining relief from the harassment.

You Have a Court Purchase Protecting You From Creditors in the Potential

1 bankruptcy scenario will get treatment of all of the credit card debt you have.

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Date announced for by-election to replace former New Zealand PM Clark
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Date announced for by-election to replace former New Zealand PM Clark

Monday, April 20, 2009

The government has announced 13 June as the date for the upcoming Mount Albert by-election.

The by-election has been caused by former Prime Minister Helen Clark‘s departure to head the United Nations Development Program. While it is considered to be a safe Labour seat, the by-election is expected to be heavily contested.

Candidates must be nominated by 19 May.

Nominations for the Labour Party close on Wednesday. So far four candidates have put their names forward: Auckland city councillor Glenda Fryer, former candidate Hamish McCracken, University of Auckland political studies lecturer Meg Bates and employment lawyer Helen White. List MP Phil Twyford, widely expected to succeed Ms Clark, has not put his name forward.

The National Party has narrowed its possible candidates down to two: list MP Melissa Lee or unsuccessful 2008 candidate Ravi Musuku. The decision will be made at a party meeting on 4 May.

The Greens and ACT New Zealand will both contest the by-election, but have yet to select candidates.

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Businesses shy to adopt Windows XP SP2

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

A survey of 251 North American companies revealed that less than 10% of their computers have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed. The results of the study, conducted by AssetMetrix, were released this week after 136,000 PCs running Microsoft’s Windows operating system were examined. Although many of the companies in the poll are still using earlier releases of Windows, such as Windows 2000 and Windows 98, only 24% of businesses using Windows XP had successfully rolled out SP2.

Released in September 2004, SP2 includes security improvements for the Windows XP operating system, including an enhanced firewall and a pop-up ad blocker for Internet Explorer. [1] When it was first made available, businesses could opt to postpone installation of the service pack so that their respective IT departments could prepare for the update. However on April 12, Microsoft will force users to upgrade to SP2 via their automatic Windows Update system, which delivers software over the Internet. AssetMetrix believe this move will catch out unprepared companies.

“Microsoft allowed a significant period of time to accommodate companies’ demand to test and validate Windows XP SP2 within their IT infrastructure,” explained AssetMetrix Research Labs’ managing director Steve O’Halloran.

He added: “Based on our research, a substantial number of companies have yet to decide whether to accept or embargo Windows XP SP2. To date, we have observed that 40 percent of companies using Windows XP have actively avoided upgrading to SP2, and only 7 percent have actively accepted it. The other 52 percent of the companies showed no direction or policy towards SP2, and may find themselves having support issues by allowing multiple editions of Windows XP to exist in their infrastructure.”

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Tree Chipping In Belllingham, Wa By Rawls Tree Service

byAlma Abell

The fires that have devastated the country require that all precautions be taken in disposing of tree limbs and trunks. Burning is not an option. However, the easiest way and the cleanest method of disposing of trees is to use a wood chipper. These are mechanical devices with various sizes of wood grinding instruments built-in. The most popular models are:

* PTO, Gravity Feed Chippers

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* PTO, Hydraulic Feed Chippers

* Engine Driven, Gravity Feed Chippers

* Engine Driven Hydraulic Feed Chippers

The chippers can grind trees with diameters of 13? to 18? at a rate of up to 65? per minute. The chips can be hauled away and used for other purposes. Several chipper models have a sensor that recognizes when a log is not going through as fast as it should, and it will adjust the feeder to slow the log down until it can catch up.

Tree Chipping in Bellingham, WA is an environmentally friendly way to dispose of trees that have been destroyed and no longer have a useful life. The chipping process keeps the trees from rotting and posing a hazard to people walking. Homes are free of the tree threatening to fall onto their property.

After a storm has blown down the weak trees or the trees that are diseased, the chipper comes into use. It does not take long for an engine driven hydraulic feed chipper to clean up the property. Removing the chips and small limbs is a great service because the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about this part of the job.

Rawls Tree Service has been working in the timber business for 20 years and they know the rules of every city. They check with the arborist if they are in doubt. Their equipment is the finest in the area, and the size area they cover is a lot size or an acre. A professional is the person you want to see your trees through the Tree Chipping in Bellingham, WA machine that eats trees like paper. Rawls can spot a tree that is diseased and will soon need to come down or it will blow down. These are the trees you want to get out of the yard before they can do some real damage.

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Many infertile American women want sex selection
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Many infertile American women want sex selection

Friday, March 11, 2005Many infertile American women would choose the sex of their next child if given the option.

A survey of 561 women being treated for infertility has found that 41% would use sex selection if it were offered at no cost.

Contradicting fears that such sex selection would cause gender imbalance, the survey found that women with no children would choose baby girls and boys in approximately equal numbers.

Furthermore, women with only daughters wanted to select a male child while women with only sons wanted to select a female child.

“Sex selection is a topic that’s almost taboo for physicians to talk about,” says study lead author Tarun Jain of the University of Illinois at Chicago. “Prior to this study, there has been no data to indicate what the demand might be.”

Of 561 survey respondents, 229 would want to select the sex of their future child.

Among these, 45% had no children and 48% had children of all the same sex.

Half would choose to select the sex of their next child even if they had to bear the cost.

About 55% would choose sperm separation, 41% would choose preimplantation genetic diagnosis and 4% would choose neither.

Sex selection is controversial. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists opposes it for nonmedical reasons and so does the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine supports it for nonmedical reasons for family gender balancing provided methods used are safe and effective.

“As the techniques gain more popularity, physicians will have to decide if they will offer the procedure to patients with and without children,” says Jain.

The research is reported in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

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The Opportunities In Construction Jobs Abroad

By Duncan Freer

The Construction Industry operates on a global scale with many opportunities to work abroad. The developed world maintains many types of project, including continuation, decommissioning and environmental work, much of which is implemented by some of the industry’s leading companies, who are diversifying into new markets. Factors such as tourism and the continuing rise in the global population have increased the demand for housing, commercial buildings, high-rise constructions, industrial processing plants and new and improved transport infrastructures.

New markets are arising in countries with unused natural resources. Countries such as South Africa, South America and Russia are providing budding opportunities in this area, whilst countries in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia and Dubai are plowing billions of pounds worth of investment into housing, hospitals as well as residential and tourist developments. Other industries are having a positive effect on the construction industry; India has achieved an almost overnight success within its IT sector. As outsourcing and the off-shoring of international business have grown in conjunction with the development of this IT industry so, too, has the demand for commercial, residential and retail constructions. China is also offering substantial opportunities for jobs in construction as its changing infrastructure demands new housing and power developments.

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UK qualifications are well-respected worldwide by construction recruitment organizations, offering British workers considerable opportunities to work overseas. Whilst overseas project tend to favour more experienced graduates, many multinational companies will readily take on more-recently qualified graduates into their ranks. Contracts overseas can mean long periods of time away from the UK and, in some cases, working longer hours than UK contracts stipulate. However, in these circumstances, many companies offer employees additional pay allowances and extra money to assist the costs of intermittent flights back to Britain. Many consider this to be a career for single people, as the long periods away from home and the frequent lack of facilities to cope with dependants often take a toll on married couples or those in relationships.

Construction jobs overseas require a variety of employees with a variety of skills, such as site managers, site engineers, plant engineers, electricians, quantity surveyors, structural engineers, store managers, finance personnel, personnel managers, catering staff and procurement managers. Working abroad can also present language and cultural challenges, whilst trying to oversee a large build, but this leaves extra room for graduates to use their qualifications to their best advantage.

Of course, British engineers and specialists are not confined to finding construction jobs overseas; with the advent of the 2012 Olympics in the UK. Since 2006, the Olympic Committee has been sourcing the best candidates for the required builds and competition between companies is fierce for the relevant contracts. As the Games approach, there will be more and more opportunities for qualified candidates to consider making their mark on British soil, as well as taking into account the benefits offered by working overseas. The Olympics are being heralded as a showcase for the talents of UK construction companies, which is hoped to generate further work abroad.

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30 brightly coloured mummies discovered in Egyptian necropolis
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30 brightly coloured mummies discovered in Egyptian necropolis

Monday, April 13, 2009

Archaeologists have found approximately 30 beautifully preserved mummies in a 4,000 year old Egyptian necropolis which held 53 tombs.

Supervisor of Antiquities for Middle Egypt Dr. Abdel-Rahman El-Ayedi’s team established his archaeological site in the Faiyum Oasis near the El-Lahun Egyptian pyramid which is just south of Cairo.

Besides the mummies, the team found masks, amulets, clay pots and an offering table located in a funerary chapel. The chapel dates back to about 30 BC to 337 AD.

The amazing preservation of the linen wrapped mummies revealed bright decorations and writings in bright turquoise, terracotta and gold colours which had not faded over time.

“The mission found dozens of mummies in 53 rock-hewn tombs dating to the Middle Kingdom,” said Zahi Hawass. “Four of the mummies date back to the 22nd Dynasty (931 to 725 BC) and are considered some of the most beautiful mummies found.”

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