"Bake me a pie or go away," I've literally had my son say that to me a few times. So, what was I to do except fulfilling his demand? Baking (not only pies), is a cooking method where tools DO actually make the man, which means that it is very hard or nearly impossible to do it successfully without proper bakeware. With years of experience under my belt, I’ve learned about and discovered what truly matters when looking for bakeware to buy, and I am going to teach you later in the article. Also, I have reviewed what I believe to be the best five non-stick bakeware sets out there, so make sure to check them out if you are in search of one. The first and most obvious reason is – because food doesn’t stick to it! I do not want to sound overly simplistic, but any chef (or mom, as a matter of fact) knows that pans that stick will absolutely mess up the outcome. People normally solve this problem by oiling up, but I don’t like it since it makes the food greasy. Using non-stick bakeware is a healthier, more convenient, and more practical way of baking. The next thing that you might not have known is that non-stick bakeware is so much easier to clean than more conventional types. It is a no-brainer really – if nothing sticks to the surface then there won’t be anything to scrub, scrape or wash off. This trait right here will save you tons of time as well as frustration, and it might motivate you to bake more often because of the hassle-free cleaning process. Just make sure to maintain the bakeware. ​Lastly, even heat distribution is another thing that you should look for, and this type of bakeware enables it. Here's the deal: heat distribution most likely won't affect the quality of the result, but it will make the bakeware heat up more quickly which will ultimately decrease the cooking time. Investing a little bit of time into research can save you a lot of money and trouble in the long run, and that is why you need to read this section carefully. Bakeware sets differ regarding materials, abilities, cost, and maintenance, so learning about some general features of these products will help you decide which type will fulfill your demands. Bakeware can be made from different kinds of materials including iron, glass, copper, steel, etc. Today I will mention only the types that are related to products I reviewed in this article. It is important to know that each material yields different cooking properties so study these paragraphs to find out which one is right for you. Carbon steel – this material is light, durable, and reacts to temperature changes very quickly, meaning that it can heat up fast. Even though is lightweight, it is a bit heavier than copper and doesn't retain heat as well as iron. It's a good choice for baking meats, veggies, bread, and cakes. Copper – it is an excellent heat conductor and doesn’t need pre-heating since it gets hot very quickly. Very light, but also quite expensive compared to other bakeware materials. Also, it isn’t the best choice for recipes that require baking under very high heat. Silicon – good for foods where sticking is an issue, such as breads, cookies, and cakes. It is light, affordable and dishes will slide out of it easily. The one downside is that it can be frustrating to wash because it is so elastic, but luckily, most of the silicon bakeware is dishwasher safe. Since you’ll be buying an entire set of products, it would be a good idea to find one that is suitable for all kinds of baking jobs. Make sure that all the basic items such as pie pan, muffin pan, loaf pan, cookie sheet, cake pan, or whatever you need, is included in the package. This is a feature that most folks overlook, and it makes a world of difference when it comes to handling the pan. It's easy to move the dish around when it's cold but taking it out of a scorching hot oven is a different story (trust me, I know). You’ll try to be cautious not to burn your fingers so it is easy not to pay attention to the contents of the pan which can lead to spillage and a messy kitchen. Look for bakeware that has nice, ergonomic handles or handling areas. Some models have silicon added to these parts for extra protection and ease of use. Not all types of bakeware can withstand the same temperatures; as a matter of fact, this trait greatly differs from product to product. Certain pans are oven safe to up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, while others cannot take more than 350. This is a significant difference so pay close attention to this detail when buying a set. Now, let’s get into the meaty part of this article – the reviews. After trying out many sets, I’ve reached some conclusions and decided to put together a list of my favorite ones. Keep in mind that these are my personal choices, but they are also top rated products. Rachel Ray is a world-renowned chef and TV personality, and her famous Cucina line of products never fails to deliver. Here, we are dealing with an excellent, 10-piece set that I personally think very highly of. The material that this bakeware is made of is carbon steel, and the non-stick, latte-colored coating looks very pretty and does the job well. A thing that I didn’t like about the construction of this set is that everything is so bulky. It is not a huge issue, but folks who lack storage space will not be thrilled with these products. As far as items are concerned, the set includes two loaf pans, two cake pans, two cookie sheets, two pie plates, a muffin tin, and a plastic cake pan topper. In my opinion, this is more than enough, but I’m sure some folks are going to be disappointed because there’s no pizza pan included. The handles have silicon grips attached to them, and this is a big bonus when it comes to practicality and handling. Also, the rolled edges allow you to grab the pan more easily and move it around securely. The pan can withstand heat of up to 450 F, and I think that this should be sufficient for most baking jobs. Make sure not to go over this temperature because you could burn the pans. Copper has gained a lot of popularity in the cooking world over the last few years, and honestly, I can only say good things about it. Copper Chef is known for a plethora of cookware, and now we are taking a look at their baking set. As I've mentioned before, copper is a fantastic heat conductor, and the heat distribution in this material is as even as it gets. Personally, I find the latter feature very important because I like to have consistency in my cooking. This is a 12-piece set that consists of a 12-cup muffin pan, a cookie sheet, a loaf pan, a square pan, and eight pieces of silicon ramekin cups with lids. Ok, so I think it is a bit unfair for a company to advertise a set of twelve copper products while only four of them are actually made of this material. While the ramekin cups are lovely, they seem to be a cheap filler in this set. As far as handling is concerned, most of the products in this pack do not have handles, so you have to rely on the rolled edges for gripping. This is a big disadvantage in my opinion, and greatly handicaps the ease of use. These black, sturdy-looking baking dishes remind me of old-school bakeware sets that people used to bake with a few decades ago. However, this is a modern and versatile set that should fulfill most of your demands. The ChefLand set is made of carbon steel; it looks pretty plain but has a non-stick coating that's quite effective. One thing that this material is good at is even heat distribution, so you won’t need to worry about hotspots. The products are dishwasher safe, however, after several months of kind of cleaning, some items started to form rust on the outer edges, which is a big minus. I would recommend washing them by hand. When it comes to the items, ChefLand’s set includes a roasting pan, a round pizza pan, a large and medium cookie sheet, two round cake pans, a square cake pan, a loaf pan, an oven crisper pan, and a 12-cup muffin pan. As far as I’m concerned this set has everything covered! Most of the dishes have handles on them, and even those which don't, have a nice grip area that allows for good handling. Unfortunately, there is no silicon padding or protective surface so you will need to use gloves or cloth. This bakeware set comes to us from Sunbeam; it is a bit smaller set in terms of the number of items in it, but a worthy addition to today's list. Oh, I forgot to mention it’s cheap as chips! The material these pans are made of is carbon steel, and its non-stick features are achieved with a xylan coating interior and exterior. The black color gives it a pretty plain, non-exciting look, but I personally do not mind this. The Sunbeam set has only 5-pieces, which is significantly less than other sets we reviewed today. The dishes included are a loaf pan, a cookie sheet, a 6-cup muffin pan, and two round cake pans. One disadvantage of this set is that it cannot handle temperatures higher than 400 F, which is quite limiting because some recipes require more heat. All of the pans have handles or enough room to grab them properly and handle safely. Now as I was reading some online commentary, many people complained that pans arrived dented or bent when they ordered them, so this might be an issue. I haven’t experienced this myself, so I just want to put it out as a warning. This set differs from others I reviewed today because it is the only one that’s not made of metal. Boxiki Kitchen brings us this 3-piece silicone set that bread and cake lovers might find interesting. As I’ve said, these products are made of silicone which has its pros and cons. The good thing is that food will just slide out of it, but it might be irritating when trying to wash it by hand because it’s so bendy. A lot of people raise concerns about chemicals in this material, so you’ll be glad to know that this set is FDA approved and non-toxic. The set comes with three items – a round cake pan, a square brownie pan, and a banana bread/meatloaf pan. All of the dishes are equipped with metal handles which allows for a nice and solid grip, so you won’t have to worry about the pans slipping out of your hands. Silicone is generally oven safe up to 500 degrees F, which is fantastic and much better than some metal products, so you won’t need to worry about burning your bakeware. However, the metal handles don't seem to take high temperatures very well, and I've heard some reports of them flaking and bubbling at 400 F. I hope that the article was helpful and that it got you acquainted with the basics of bakeware. Now, the time has come for me to declare my top pick of the day, and the product that got most of my sympathies is Rachel Ray’s 10-piece Cucina Set. Its beautiful design is what attracted me to this bakeware set, but the excellent performance made an even stronger impression. Non-stick surface does its job flawlessly, and the carbon steel construction is sturdy and strong. This is a very good list, i have tested myself the Rachel Ray’s 10-Piece Cucina Bakeware Set and i’m satisfied with it, it fulfill most of my daily cooking.
UNStudio has joined forces with HPP Architects to create a consortium (UNS + HPP) to carry out the next phases of their winning project at the architectural design competition for FOUR Frankfurt. Take a look at the complete story after the jump. From the architects: The centrally located 16,000 square meter site was purchased by Groß & Partner real estate development company – who will be carrying out the development of the project – back in 2015. Situated in the very core of the city, the site has been completely inaccessible for the last 45 years. Now four new high-rise towers will change Frankfurt’s skyline from the air, while cultivating its liveliness on the ground. The development of these towers, reaching heights of 228 meters, will open up new streets to create a multi-use, vibrant inner-city quarter, bringing together a healthy mix of work, living, relaxation and recreation. The choice of programmes allows for a smooth transition from Frankfurt’s shopping district to the east of Roßmarkt, to the high-rise office towers clustered around Park Taunusanlage. With a development concept that is unique to Europe, the FOUR Frankfurt project brings together facilities that will establish a lively new neighbourhood for Frankfurt, its visitors, and its (future) residents. The new high-rise complex will be integrated into the expanding city structure by incorporating the heritage-listed facades of the Junghofstraße into the design and by making a multi-storey base building the connecting element of the entire site. According to the assessment by the competition jury, the unique quality of the quarter can be found in its public development and amenity value. The new development will therefore create connected spaces, accessible rooftops, pathways and passages. The existing block on the Junghofstraße will be opened up to strengthen the surrounding pathways and ensure a high level of accessibility. This will create a multi-use, diverse quarter comprising 50% office spaces, 30% living accommodation (including subsidized housing), in addition to retail spaces, restaurants and hotels. Four Frankfurt is expected to be completed in 2023.
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The blog deals with new theories and observations in relation to the composition and structure of the Cosmos. If you can find observations or experiments that confirms or rejects the theory, you may place them on the blog! Is anyone able to answer these questions! What is the length of the coordinates in the two inertial systems S and S' at the velocity v, according to relativity - if the length of the coordinates are identical at v = zero? 1) Is the physical length of the coordinates greatest in S? 2) Is the physical length of the coordinates greatest in S'? 3) Is the physical length of the coordinates in S equal to the physical length of the coordinates in S'? If the physical lengths are identical, will it then be possible to have any physical length contractions according to relativity? Or, in other words, have you ever experienced a length contraction because of the movement of another coordinate system? If it isn't possible to have any length contractions according to relativity, how can relativity then explain the relativistic experiments where a Lorentz contraction occurs? In the quantum field theory, the Casimir effect is a physical force arising from the zero-point field, where the zero-point field is the quantum state with the lowest possible energy. The existence of the zero-point field, at the same time both confirms the theory about the structure and composition of the Cosmos, and overturns Einstein's principle of relativity. This can bee seen from the fact, that you cannot - as Einstein postulate - have that "the same laws of electrodynamics and optics will be valid for all frames of reference for which the equations of mechanics hold good" and at the same time have a stationary zero-point field. For instance will the velocity relative to the zero-point field be different for different frames of reference.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Assembly for Children at the 99th International Assembly in July. Below are the dates, times, and volunteers needed for each session. If you will be attending the Assembly and are interested in helping with the Assembly for Children, register online by clicking here. A background check and pastoral referral must be completed and can be found on the website. “Hands-on” laborers needed for take down of Assembly for Children props and décor.
Farmington, CT, August 30, 2016 -- Many Americans realize they need long-term care insurance, but balk at the premiums. "Now there's an easy way to pay," says Larry Golfin, who represents ACSIA Partners LLC in CT. "Just use some of the money that's already in your Health Savings Account." "It's a shame so few people know about this," says Golfin. "We're spreading the word through our business partners and to the public directly." "In the years ahead, HSAs promise to be an increasingly important tool for the health and wellbeing of our longer-living population," says Golfin. ACSIA Partners has agents in all parts of the country who are glad to answer questions. "Depending on your circumstances, long-term care insurance may or may not be the best solution for you," says Golfin. "And the possible role of an HSA depends on your circumstances too. For example, some people may choose to pay some of their care costs directly from their HSA, and the balance from an LTC policy paid for with HSA dollars." For information, contact Golfin at larry.golfin@acsiapartners.com, http://www.larrygolfin.com or 860-677-4075.
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Irish crime thriller at its best, Stuart Neville is a fantastic writer. Careful, this will grab you and not let go. The Ghosts of Belfast is the first in the Jack Lennon series but this is one of those series that is loosley connected so reading out of order is not a problem. Highly recommend any of his books! Fegan has been a "hard man," an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. "Perfect for summer—especially if you want to be reminded of what a blessing it is to live in relatively peaceful times." "Stuart Neville is Ireland's answer to Henning Mankell."
I did a bit of work on andinfinity.de in regards to style and function. Also rss now works! There’s now an rss feed. I also did a lot of work on the stylesheet. I hope the readability has increased and most of the bugs are gone. There’s a bit more in the pipeline, but first I’d like to work on my habit on writing posts more regular. The work- in-progress folder is bursting, but nothing’s really finished.
Constant development in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technologies results in evolving aircraft, instrumentation, and control programs of these systems. An open source simulator was examined as a potential method of testing UAS platforms changes. The open source simulator was used to simulate flights flown by an actual platform. Existing flight data was used as a base line of comparison for the telemetry data of the simulated flight. Patterns in parameters such as vehicle attitude and throttle output were compared between the simulated and actual results to determine if the simulator produced an accurate representation of a physical flight. Analysis of the simulated vehicle exhibited similar behavior to that of the actual vehicle in most of the flight data collected. Simplification in the flight simulator model may be responsible for the deviations in magnitude observed between the two sets of data. Three points of interest in each of the three test cases were chosen as checks for the values in the data. These points in the flight were studied in the various graphs of the parameters graphed and the difference between the simulated and actual values was calculated. The values at these points stayed within an average of 0° and 30° for vehicle attitude and between 0% and 33.3% throttle difference over the three test cases. The average difference in attitude was 5.1° over 93 compared values and 8.1% in throttle over 18 compared values. On average the simulator showed good agreement to existing flight data and therefore will be a good tool to simulate flights prior to a mission. The accuracy of the results may be improved with further development of the simulation model. Ramirez Duarte, Jaime A. (2018) "Feasibility Study for the Application of Open Source UAS Autopilot Simulator," McNair Scholars Research Journal: Vol. 5 , Article 4.
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It’s kind of hard to tell from the picture, but Miss Fancy Nancy is sitting in a chair that is upholstered with children’s b ook covers (well, not literally I hope, but with fabric that has children’s book covers on it). From where I sit I can see The Giving Tree, The Story of Ferdinand, The Hobbit, and one of the Narnia books. It is much better if you go look at the real cover of Fancy Nancy and the Dazzling Book Report. So, when I live in my house in the English countryside, and I am sitting in my personal library, this is what I am going to be sitting on.
New research from the University of Illinois in Chicago suggests that fetal exposure to a commonly used chemical which is found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and paper receipts, can increase the risk of prostate cancer later in life. Exposure of the fetus to the chemical BPA in utero has been linked to several kinds of cancer, including prostate cancer, in rodent models in the past. The new findings show that human prostate tissue could also be susceptible. "The safety of BPA has long been a contentious topic of debate and this is not the first time that it has been linked to some types of cancer. However, research in this area is fraught with difficulties because it relies solely on testing the impact of the chemical in cell or animal models. It is therefore difficult to draw conclusions as to what might happen in real-life and as such we cannot make a definitive link between BPA exposure and prostate cancer in later life based on the results of this study. This study highlights that much more needs to be done to identify the lifestyle and environmental factors that put men more at risk of prostate cancer so that we can start to reduce the number of deaths from the disease."
This dog brooch pin is made with polymer clay, painted, and sealed with varnish for protection. It is made and painted by hand so each pin has some variation and is unique in its own way! The pin is 1.5" x 1.5" with rubber clutch backing and comes with a backing card.
October is breast cancer awareness month. What can you do to keep from needing to wear the pink ribbon? Dr. Patrick and Ross talk about changing your thinking from being treated at the bottom of the cliff or stopping before you fall off. You’ll have to watch to get it.
Considering last fall’s wet weather and the soggy fields this spring, farmers wonder about using inoculants on soybean seed in 2010. Should you use a rhizobium inoculant? Or, is there enough of the nitrogen-fixing bacteria, Bradyrhizobia japonicum, remaining in the soil? True, rhizobial bacteria don’t survive wet conditions very well. But whether it will pay to use an inoculant depends largely on whether soybeans were grown in the field sometime during the last five years or if the field has been flooded for more than a week, says Aaron Saeugling, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist in southwest Iowa. The presence of rhizobia in the soil is necessary for a legume such as soybeans to be able to convert nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form usable by the plant, he says. This process, nitrogen fixation, is critical for producing high soybean yields. For nitrogen fixation to occur, the nitrogen-fixing bacteria need to be readily available in the soil or must be applied to the seed. When soybean seed germinates, the rhizobia bacteria invade the root hairs of the seedling and begin to multiply. Nodules, the structures that house the bacteria, form on the roots. Under field conditions, nodule formation can be seen shortly after emergence, but active nodule fixation of N from the air doesn’t begin until about the V2 to V3 growth stage of beans. After that point, the number of nodules formed and amount of nitrogen fixed increase with time until about midway between the R5 and R6 growth stages; then N fixation decreases sharply. Applying nitrogen fertilizer for soybeans isn’t recommended because it typically doesn’t increase bean yields in Iowa production systems. The total number of nodules that form decreases with increasing amounts of applied N. Today, most fields in the Midwest have had soybeans grown on them in the crop rotation, likely increasing population density of Bradyrhizobia bacteria in the soil, notes Saeugling. Improved inoculant technology, coupled with higher commodity prices, ease of application and relatively low-cost inoculant products, have many growers reconsidering the use of inoculants. Since 2003, ISU agronomists have conducted trials each year to assess new inoculants on the market. Overall, the ISU studies haven’t shown a consistent yield response to use of soybean inoculants in fields in Iowa with a history of having soybeans grown on them. Current recommendations for Iowa are to inoculate the seed if a field has never been planted to soybeans, or if beans haven’t been grown in the field for the past three to five years. Other situations where it’s recommended to inoculate are if soil pH is below 6.0, or if a field has sandy soil, or if a field has been flooded for more than a week, creating anaerobic conditions. Rising cost of production and volatile commodity prices are driving the need for soybean growers to improve profits. But the use of inoculants to increase yield may not be the answer, especially if beans have been grown in the field recently. In fact, using inoculants on soybeans without an active on-farm testing program could be costing you money. But if a field hasn’t produced soybeans in the past three to five years or has never produced soybeans, an inoculant is needed for nitrogen fixation to occur.
As the co-founder of Lonely Planet, Tony Wheeler has inspired generations of intrepid travellers to explore the four corners of the planet. But in an age where travel is more accessible than ever, what does it really mean to have been ‘everywhere’? Join Tony as he reflects on the most accomplished adventurers he knows, the unticked destinations on his wish list, and the challenges and rewards of visiting some of the world’s more remote and difficult destinations.
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The design of the wine room was created utilizing a reclaimed door and wood from a barn located on the property. We were able to use the reclaimed door's existing hardware to provide rustic charm and appeal. In addition the wood was used to create the "X" pattern shelving with accent lighting to provide warm ambient light that enhances the overall look.
Work 1: “Sunspot”, Sun and Reflection project in the main atrium’s roof light. The atrium is the school’s central space,- a “maelstrom” of pupils that move around and up and down the various floors. The space is experienced as living and varied because of the changes in daylight and the seasons. “Sunspot” is a shape on the glass roof, inspired by gas explosions, and placed according to calculations of the sun’s movement. When the sun is shining, the spot will spiral down in the rotunda, all the way to the ground floor floor and then spiral back up again(in relation to the path of the sun). It contributes to visualising the movement in this space, but at a completely different pace to the other users. Each day it with be slightly different from the preceding one. The title of this project was originally its working title, but I decided to keep it. It is slightly humoristic and a bit pedagogical since what one sees through these objects is like being on the inside of a pair of eyes. One gets association of entering the mouth of a large fish or whale. The work is made up of a Fresnel lens on the outside(towards the outside) making the world turn upside-down or distort faces close-up. A mirrored tube runs through the wall and that distorts even more, and on the inner walls are large circular surfaces that have ‘running’ lights around the edge and a changing circle of colour like an iris. On the inside there are also lenticular films that diffuse the view depending on how one moves through the vestibule. LED-programming and technology delivered by Jarle Henriksen.
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” It may seem surreal, but as work continues to decommission damaged reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant–a project that involves 7,000 or so workers–tours of the complex by outsiders are becoming increasingly popular. By the end of last September, or four-and-a-half years since the nuclear accident triggered by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami disaster, some 16,000 people had visited. Initially, visitors to the stricken facility were mainly politicians and specialists. But more recently, ordinary citizens are taking part as radiation levels have fallen at the plant site. Nineteen university students took a tour last November. The bus they rode took them past large tanks holding contaminated water as well as a massive piece of equipment attached to a reactor building to extract nuclear fuel. Throughout the visit, workers wearing protective clothing and face masks could be seen. The tour was organized by a group called AFW, which stands for Appreciate Fukushima Workers. Led by Akihiro Yoshikawa, 35, a former employee of Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the stricken plant, the group began escorting tours by residents living along the Pacific coast of Fukushima Prefecture from 2015. A major objective of the tours is to show residents what decommissioning involves. “If ordinary citizens abandon interest, the plant site will be further shut off from the rest of the world,” Yoshikawa said. He said that 140 or so people had participated in the seven tours organized to date. Iwaki resident Kaori Suganami, 39, took part in a tour last June. Because of the core meltdowns at the No. 1 to No. 3 reactors, high levels of radiation continue to be emitted. This makes it very difficult to approach those three reactors. Elsewhere, though, rubble that was strewn throughout the plant grounds due to the tsunami generated by the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake has been removed, and radiation levels in many areas have dropped significantly. Ground surfaces have been paved and trees felled, which has also helped lower radiation levels. According to TEPCO, about 900 people visited in the first year after the nuclear accident. Since then, the annual number of visitors has continued to increase. Local residents joining the tours also grew in number. About 3,700 people visited the plant in the first half of fiscal 2015. Of that number, about 250 were from Fukushima Prefecture. Unlike workers at the plant site, visitors are not required to wear heavy protective gear. The basic getup is cotton gloves, disposable face masks and special footwear. Visitors are required to carry dosimeters. To reduce radiation exposure, visitors remain on the bus for large parts of the tour. Radiation exposure after an hour is in the range of 10 microsieverts, which is about 1 percent of the maximum additional radiation exposure of 1 millisievert established for the general population. In April 2014, TEPCO established a visitation center at the Fukushima plant and two to three groups consisting of individuals 18 or older are allowed in daily. But not just anyone is allowed on the tours. “An overall assessment is made after considering such factors as the objective of the visit,” said a TEPCO official. The decommissioning work is expected to take decades. ” FUKUSHIMA–Fukushima Prefecture’s population has declined by 5.7 percent since 2010, its largest recorded drop and the cause of a widening gender gap in some areas, according to national census figures announced on Dec. 25. The population drop is mainly due to ongoing evacuations following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to the preliminary figures released by the prefectural government. The prefecture lost 39,715 men and 75,743 women, a decrease of 4 percent and 7.3 percent from 2010, respectively. The difference is thought to have been caused partly by the majority male presence in reconstruction efforts. The national census figures are the first released by the prefectural government since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which triggered the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Fukushima prefecture’s population as of Oct. 1 stood at 1,913,606, down 115,458, or 5.7 percent, from the last census in 2010. Among the six towns and villages where the entire population has left under evacuation orders, four towns recorded zero inhabitants: Okuma and Futaba, which co-host the nuclear plant, and nearby Tomioka and Namie. The village of Katsurao had 18 people who have returned to their homes after being evacuated. They are recorded as temporary residents, but the central government is working to make their resettlement permanent. Katsurao’s evacuation order is scheduled to be lifted next spring. Naraha, where an evacuation order was lifted on Sept. 5, also experienced a massive decrease in its population, with 976 people living in the area, down 6,724 people, or 87.3 percent, from 2010. The figures illustrate the fact that few evacuees have opted to return home. The town of Hirono, where a large portion of the population is involved in nuclear reactor decommissioning work, tallied a male population of 2,746, up 2.3 percent from 2010. The female population, on the other hand, was about half that figure at 1,577, down 42.3 percent. The population figures are based on the number of people living in the prefecture as of Oct. 1, irrespective of whether they are registered as local citizens. ” Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility that runs the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, has opened a rest area and canteen for cleanup workers, more than four years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Tokyo Electric has been widely criticized for its treatment of workers and handling of the cleanup, which is expected to take decades. A Reuters investigation in 2013 found widespread labor abuses, including workers who said their pay was skimmed and spoke of scant scrutiny of working conditions at the plant. “We have taken various steps to cut accidents, including Tokyo Electric itself working more with contractors on the ground,” Akira Ono, Fukushima plant manager, told Reuters.
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You are buying one beautiful piece of Manzanita driftwood averaging 7 to 10 inches long by 2 " to 3" wide (as seen in the picture) with a full Anubias coffeefolia grown on it. The Anubias Coffeefolia will have 5 or more leaves. Anubias barteri var. coffeefolia is a low cultivar of Anubias barteri. Its characteristic is that the leaves arch considerably between the leaf ribs, and the new leaves are red-brown. The color combination and leaf shape make it an attractive variety in both large and small aquariums. It flowers frequently under water but does not produce seeds. Anubias barteri var. coffeefolia is not eaten by herbivorous fish. I have a few of these available so you are not buying the exact piece shown in the picture but all the pieces will look just as good if not better than the one pictured.
The Western Shoshone call themselves Newe, “The People,” and they refer to their ancestral lands as Newe Sogobia, “The People’s Land.” After living on these lands for thousands of years, the Newe have spent the last 400 defending them from invasion and environmental destruction. Today, the U.S. government occupies much of the Newe Sogobia, using it as a domestic nuclear war zone. The Nevada Test Site was illegally seized from the tribe in the 1940s to use for nuclear weapons testing and as a dump for highly radioactive nuclear waste. Releases of radiation from the detonation of over 1000 nuclear weapons above and below the ground have resulted in cancer clusters and contamination in the communities downwind of the site – and beyond. Newe homelands have been turned into a National Sacrifice Area, or permanently poisoned lands. The latest threat to the Newe is the planned nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain located within the Nevada Test Site. The repository will accept over 75,000 tons of fuel rods and other high-level waste across roads and rails from 39 states and place it in a giant hole in the earth found to be seismically unstable and in contact with ground water. Plutonium, the most deadly man-made substance on earth, has a radioactive half-life of 250,000 years, and its nearby storage portends an unparalleled toxic peril for the next 12,000 generations living in the region. Wherever Corbin Harney raises his voice, be it in song, in prayer, or in speech, be it at his homeland, at the UN, or in faraway Kazakhstan, his message is informed with the calm authority imbued him by the earth. In 1994, Corbin Harney founded the Shundahai Network (Shundahai is the Newe word for “peace and harmony with all creation”), a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the nuclear chain by building alliances with indigenous communities and environmental, peace and human rights movements. They seek to abolish all nuclear weapons and end all nuclear testing, advocate phasing out nuclear energy and ending the transportation and dumping of nuclear waste, and promote the principles of Environmental Justice. Their campaigns and events incorporate the values of community building, education, spiritual ceremonies and nonviolent direct action. I ask for moisture to fall upon us so the grass will start to grow. what we humans tramp down. we tramp it down so it’s flat on the ground. together we have to ask for the rain to come down, so the grass will continue to grow. Corbin Harney’s spiritual strength has become a fountainhead of inspiration for environmental activists around the world. His solution to end the Nuclear Age: we must live in vital, spiritual connection with the earth!
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Pancakes are usually believed to be one of the best variations of weekend breakfast. They associate with childhood, careless days, sweet childhood memories, and generally with tasty treat. However, far from everyone is able to make this treat on their own. Today, the idea of a healthy lifestyle becomes very popular. More and more people start thinking about healthier cooking and eating, discover different diets, and look for organic products. This is due to a certain fashion, of course, but such trend is very useful for society in general.
African/Lake Malawi cichlids have very specialised feeding habits that have been adapted so that they can survive in their natural habitat. However aquarists tend to make it easier for themselves by getting readily prepared flakes and pellets. But you will have to take into account whether your fish are herbivores or ‘piscivores’ (feed on other fish). Mbuna species are normally herbivore, so they will mainly feed on the algae that grows on rocks, so they must be fed on plant food. These fish cannot digest animal fat and will suffer from indigestion if fed on it. On the other hand most Lake Malawi cichlids will eat small crustaceans like Brine Shrimps. A lot of cichlid breeders make up their own homemade food, made from chopped up shrimp and peas. Thaw out the shrimps and peas and mince them finely in a food mixer, then add the vitamin drops. Finally pour in the dissolved gelatine. The gelatine will bind the mixture, producing a thick paste after it has cooled. Place the paste into a freezer bag, flatten and then freeze. Now this nutritious fish food can easily be cut up into convenient pieces, and given to your fish. A wide range of foods are commercially available, like flakes and pellets. It has been noticed that cichlids feed very enthusiastically on flakes, while pellets sink to the bottom, so any other inhabitants like catfish can get it. The choice is yours. A further important source of food for your African cichlids, are frozen foods like white and black mosquito larvae, brine shrimps and krill. Mixes including beef heart and frozen RED mosquito larvae are not suitable for Lake Malawi Cichlids. How often you feed your Lake Malawi cichlids depends on their age. Fry (Newly born fish) must be fed more frequently and in smaller portions than older fish. Fry should literally be swimming in food in order to grow quickly and develop properly. Herbivores are more used to feeding in small portions over the day, so feeding them once a day will not be enough. And you must take care to only put in the right amount of food. It should take about 1 minute for all of the food to be eaten. Adult cichlids should be fed 2-3 times a day while the fry should be fed 5-7 times a day. If the fish are fed regularly then their aggression should be reduced. Never feed your fish just after you have switched the light on as they will need reach their full levels of daytime activity. The African cichlids rest at night and it takes them about thirty minutes to become fully active. And for similar reasons, you should not give them their final feed just before turning the light out. If you don’t think that you will be able to feed your fish at the correct times each day, then you should consider installing an automatic feeding machine. It is important not to overfeed your fish as your cichlids will consume anything, and in huge quatities if they can, which can harm their health. Healthy African Cichlids will always await their food eagerly. If an adult cichlid is eating poorly or refusing food then don’t feed them at all for one full day afterwards as it may be overfed. If they still fail to eat after the day off, then they may have contracted a disease. They are. Were they cichlids or tropical fish? Thank you for your comment by the way. I love aquarium fish and used to keep quite a few of them. They are a lot of fun and beautiful to watch.
The location of the July 15, 2002 flare is shown at left. The other panels compare the scale of Earth to the eruptions. Red shows superheated gas held together by magnetic fields. The time sequence lasts only 80 seconds and yet reveals tremendous amounts of gas leaving the Sun. A detailed study of a huge solar eruption reveals that a series of smaller explosions combined in a domino effect to fuel the blast. The findings improve understanding of the Sun's most powerful events and could lead to better forecasting of the tempests, researchers said. Scientists studied data collected from a radiation flare on the Sun on July 15, 2002. The eruption, ranked as an X-7, was one of the most powerful in recent times. The flare was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection, which is a colossal discharge of electrified gas called plasma. The event was 5,000 million times more powerful than an atomic bomb. Scientists don't know exactly what triggers such eruptions. They are associated with strong magnetic fields, however, and emanate from sunspots, which are cooler regions of the Sun that correspond to bottled-up magnetic energy. "Sunspots are at the surface of the Sun, and are essentially the footprints of the magnetic field," explained Louise Harra of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at University College London. "The magnetic field reaches into the outer atmosphere in the same way as for example a bar magnet has a magnetic field around it." Researchers had thought the big eruptions are created when magnetic field lines from the core of a sunspot become tangled and reconnect high in solar atmosphere, or corona. The new study contradicts that assumption. X-7 flare started when plasma from below the Sun's surface broke suddenly through. "Below the surface of the Sun a dynamo process is working creating magnetic field," Harra explained in an email interview. "When this becomes buoyant it can rise to the surface of the Sun, and into the atmosphere." The plasma collided with a strong magnetic field at the surface, and the interaction triggered release of "phenomenal amounts of energy," the researchers concluded. There were three eruptions, each triggering the next. The gas was heated to 36 million degrees Fahrenheit (20 million Celsius) before being flung up into the solar atmosphere at 90,000 mph (40 kilometers per second). "We have observed the flows of hot gas for the first time, enabling us to see that several small flares combine to create a major explosion," Harra said. "This may eventually enable us to predict large flares before they erupt." Not all solar flares are accompanied by coronal mass ejections, and nobody knows for sure why. "It must be a combination of the magnetic field strength and the magnetic configuration that will allow field lines to be opened and hence the release of gas," Harra said. The observations were made with SOHO spacecraft, a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency. The results were presented last week at a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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Hey there! I'm Antonio and id love to find a new friend in your furry friends. I've grown up around animals all my life and they have always been a part of the family to me. Aside from the standard dogs and cats my mom has had a horse for almost half my life, and a few years ago we were lucky enough to move to a new place in boxford with a barn and plenty of room for new friends! so now we have 2 dogs, 2 indoor cats and 1 barn cat, 2 horses, 2 goats, 8 chickens and 8 more that belong to a friend and we just started fostering a donkey(i think he's staying!! i do landscaping durring the spring summer and fall but the winter is really slow for me and any extra income helps this time of year and its always great to meet new furry friends!
Was there recriticality at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant? Criticality is a state in which nuclear fission reaction is occurring continuously in nuclear fuel. Nuclear fission generates a large amount of radiation and thermal energy. By artificially generating and controlling critical condition, nuclear power plants create thermal energy to produce electric power. In the course of the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, nuclear fuels inside the reactors of Unit 1 to 3 melted down and the debris is scattered at the bottom or outside below the reactor pressure vessels. In the accident, intense heat of the molten fuel melted the vessels and the fuel fell through the holes. Molten fuel solidified as abundant water was poured in and has been cooled by flowing water ever since. Is there any possibility that this molten fuel (fuel debris) will become critical again? To judge this, measurement of “radioactive noble gas” such as Xenon plays a big role. Radioactive noble gas is an important indicator of the presence of criticality for it is created in fission reaction. Gas discharged from the containment vessel which covers the pressure vessel is closely monitored by the “gas management system.” The system analyses the kind and amount of each component in real time. Should there were any recriticality, radiation level of radioactive noble gases would increase indicating the presence of the state of criticality. The radioactivity level of radioactive noble gas at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant so far has been maintained at a very low level that is incomparable to what was observed in the critical state of the accident. It has never increased as to show critical signs up until now. This signifies the nuclear fuel once melted in the accident is kept in stable condition (maintained in subcritical state). Temperature of the now-defunct nuclear reactor in which molten nuclear fuel is cooled is also measured in real time. It is about the same as the outside temperature or a little colder (around 15 to 30 degrees). This means heat accompanying criticality is not only generated but also the amount of heat emitted by the decay of radioactive materials is very small. As a safety measure, equipments to inject boric acid water to halt the chain reaction of nuclear fission are installed in case re-criticality occurs.
Residential buildings account for a significant amount of the national energy consumption of all OECD countries and consequently the EU and the Netherlands. Therefore, the national targets for CO2 reduction should include provisions for a more energy efficient building stock for all EU member states. National and European level policies the past decades have improved the quality of the building stock by setting stricter standards on the external envelope of newly made buildings, the efficiency of the mechanical and heating components, the renovation practices and by establishing an energy labelling system. Energy related occupancy behavior is a significant part, and relatively unchartered, of buildings’ energy consumption. This thesis tried to contribute to the understanding of the role of the occupant related to the energy consumption of residential buildings by means of simulations and experimental data obtained by an extensive measurement campaign. The first part of this thesis was based on dynamic building simulations in combination with a Monte Carlo statistical analysis, which tried to shed light to the most influential parameters, including occupancy related ones, that affect the energy consumption and comfort (a factor that is believed to be integral to the energy related behavior of people in buildings). The reference building that was used for the simulations was the TU Delft Concept House that was built for the purposes of the European project SusLab NWE. The concept house was simulated as an A energy label (very efficient) and F label (very inefficient) dwelling and with three different heating systems. The analysis revealed that if behavioral parameters are not taken into account, the most critical parameters affecting heating consumption are the window U value, window g value, and wall conductivity. When the uncertainty of these parameters increases, the impact of the wall conductivity on heating consumption increases considerably. The most important finding was that when behavioral parameters like thermostat use and ventilation flow rate are added to the analysis, they dwarf the importance of the building parameters in relation to the energy consumption. For the thermal comfort (the PMV index was used as the established model for measuring indoor thermal comfort) the most influential parameters were found to be metabolic activity and clothing, while the thermostat had a secondary impact. The simulations were followed by an extensive measurement campaign where an in-situ, non-intrusive, wireless sensor system was installed in 32, social housing, residential dwellings in the area of Den Haag. This sensor system was transmitting quantitative data such as temperature, humidity, CO2 levels, and motion every five minutes for a period of six months (the heating period between November to April) and from every room of the 32 dwellings that participated in the campaign. Furthermore, subjective data were gathered during an initial inspection during the installation of the sensor system, concerning the building envelope, the heating and ventilation systems of the dwellings. More importantly though, subjective data were gathered related to the indoor comfort of the occupants with the use of an apparatus that was developed specifically for the SusLab project. This gimmick, named the comfort dial, allowed us to capture data such as the occupants’ comfort level in the PMV 7 point scale. In addition further comfort related data like the occupants’ clothing ensemble, actions related to thermal comfort, and their metabolic activity were captured with the use of a diary. The subjective data measurement session lasted for a week for each dwelling. These data were time coupled real time with the quantitative data that were gathered by the sensor system. The data analysis focused on the two available indoor thermal comfort models, Fanger’s PMV index and the adaptive model. Concerning the PMV model the analysis showed that while the neutral temperatures are well predicted by the PMV method, the cold and warm sensations are not. It appears that tenants reported (on a statistically significant way) comfortable sensations while the PMV method does not predict such comfort. This indicates a certain level of psychological adaptation to occupant’s expectations. Additionally it was found that although clothing and metabolic activities were similar among tenants of houses with different thermal quality, the neutral temperature was different. Specifically in houses with a good energy rating, the neutral temperature was higher than in houses with a poor rating. Concerning the adaptive model, which was developed as the answer to the discrepancies of Fanger’s model related to naturally ventilated buildings (the majority of the residential sector), data analysis showed that while indoor temperatures are within the adaptive model’s comfort bandwidth, occupants often reported comfort sensations other than neutral. In addition, when indoor temperatures were below the comfort bandwidth, tenants often reported that they felt ‘neutral’. The adaptive model could overestimate as well as underestimate the occupant’s adaptive capacity towards thermal comfort. Despite the significant outdoors temperature variation, the indoor temperature of the dwellings, as well as the clothing of the tenants, were largely constant. Certain actions towards thermal comfort such as ‘turning the thermostat up’ were taking place while tenants were reporting thermal sensation ‘neutral’ or ‘a bit warm’. This indicates that either there is an indiscrimination among the various thermal sensation levels or alliesthesia, a new concept introduced by the creators of the adaptive model, plays an increased role. Most importantly there was an uncertainty on whether the neutral sensation means at the same time comfortable sensation while many actions are happening out of habit and not in order to improve one’s thermal comfort. A chi² analysis showed that only six actions were correlated to thermal sensation in thermally poorly efficient dwellings, and six in thermally efficient dwellings. Finally, the abundance of data collected during the measurement campaign led the last piece of research of this thesis to data mining and pattern recognition analysis. Since the introduction of computers, the way research is performed has changed significantly. Huge amounts of data can be gathered and handled by evermore faster computers; the analysis of these data a couple of decades ago would take years. Sequential pattern mining reveals frequently occurring patterns from time-ordered input streams of data. A great deal of nature behaves in a periodic manner and these strong periodic elements of our environment have led people to adopt periodic behavior in many aspects of their lives such as the time they wake up in the morning, the daily working hours, the weekend days off, the weekly sports practice. These periodic interactions could extend in various aspects of our lives including the relationship of people with their home thermal environment. Repetitive behavioural actions in sensor rich environments, such as the dwellings of the measurement campaign, can be observed and categorized into patterns. These discoveries could form the basis of a model of tenant behaviour that could lead to a self-learning automation strategy or better occupancy data to be used for better predictions of building simulating software such as Energy+ or ESP-r and others. The analysis revealed various patterns of behaviour; indicatively 59% of the dwellings during the morning hours (7-9 a.m.) were increasing their indoor temperature from 20 oC< T< 22 oC to T> 22oC or that the tenants of 56% of the dwellings were finding the temperature 20 oC< T< 22 oC to be a bit cool and even for temperatures above 22 oC they were having a warm shower leading to the suspicion that a warm shower is a routine action not related to thermal comfort. Such pattern recognition algorithms can be more effective in the era of mobile internet, which allows the capturing of huge amounts of data. Increased computational power can analyse these data and define useful patterns of behaviour that could be tailor made for each dwelling, for each room of a dwelling, even for each individual of a dwelling. The occupants could then have an overview of their most common behavioural patterns, see which ones are energy consuming, which ones are related to comfort and which are redundant, and therefore, could be discarded leading to energy savings. In any case the balance between indoor comfort and energy consumption will be the final factor that would lead the occupant to decide on a customised model of his indoor environment. The general conclusion of this thesis is that the effect of energy related occupancy behaviour on the energy consumption of dwellings should not be statistically defined for large groups of population. There are so many different types of people inhabiting so many different types of dwellings that embarking in such a task would be a considerable waste of time and resources. The future in understanding the energy related occupancy behaviour, and therefore using it towards a more sustainable built environment, lies in the advances of sensor technology, big data gathering, and machine learning. Technology will enable us to move from big population models to tailor made solutions designed for each individual occupant.
Sugar And Our Kids: Are We Doing Enough? When my son eats a major sugar bomb, like a piece of cake at a birthday party, I can see his mood change. His generally sweet and cooperative disposition shifts to one of a fired up wild child, which is soon followed by a crash of energy and crankiness. His ability to follow directions, typically a positive trait for my son, wanes as a result as well. Watching this outwardly behavioral roller coaster is like tracing the steps of sugar’s overt and undeniable physiological impact on my son. The sugar is sending signals and triggering reactions in his young and developing mind and body.
I think this is one of the most interesting pieces of researching in epidemiology and profound effects on society I have ever seen. I wrote about Kevin Drum’s original work on the connection between lead in the environment and crime rates (I’m not linking to my piece, his piece is linked to in the Brookings piece). This is one of those things where the evidence is so clear, but the conclusion just seems too easy, that contingents in sociology believe it too good to be true. I think it’s fascinating, your mileage may vary.
According to Variety, one of the movies about the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is recasting one of its leads. No, not the serious one that HBO is doing with Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, and not the overtly comedic one that Will Ferrell is set to star in. It’s Battle Of The Sexes, the middle one that’s supposed to be a comedy with “dramatic and political overtones”—as we said in an earlier report. Battle Of The Sexes comes from Little Miss Sunshine’s Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and it was set to star Emma Stone and Steve Carell as the eponymous sexes. Now, Stone has backed out due to “a scheduling conflict,” and the studio is reportedly in talks with Brie Larson to replace her. Larson recently appeared in Room, a film that is not only making some waves in the film festival circuit but also has a name that’s very similar to a certain other movie, which could end up causing a reverse-Asylum by tricking people who want to see a bad movie into seeing a good movie. She’s also set to be in Kong: Skull Island and possibly the eventual Godzilla fight movie that it’s going to set up.
North Central Service Train No. 115 collided with the vehicle around 6:10 p.m. near Touhy Avenue and Mannheim Road, said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis. The train struck the back portion of the car, dragging it and pushing it into a tree. Two of the car's passengers were taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, while the other injured passenger was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Gillis said. Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening. No one on the train was hurt.
In China, the prevalence of tooth decay among 12-year-olds increased nearly 35 percent from 2005 to 2015. While most parents still believe that good dental hygiene means brushing teeth twice a day, dental professionals suggest that neglecting timely oral care after meals contributes to the problem. Wrigley’s Extra Sugar-Free Gum wanted to inspire Chinese parents to encourage their children to chew sugar-free gum after meals, which can help prevent tooth decay and improve oral health. We tapped into Chinese school children’s daily lunch routines and created the first interactive lunchbox that encourages children to practice oral hygiene after meals — Extra Care Box. The care box used artwork that playfully changes with heat and reveals cartoon characters who work together to clean their teeth. This fun activation captures children’s attention and encourages them to open a built-in compartment and chew the sugar-free gum inside it after meals, a simple reminder that helps improve their daily oral hygiene — without interrupting their playtime.
Hair updo styles. Pictures of updo hairstyles. Are you looking at a more sophisticated hair updo style for your wedding or prom? If so, we have a great collection of examples that will help you find the right look. Our examples focus on women who have somewhat longer hair that can be used in dramatic fashion. Here you will find a number of updo hairstyles from those close to casual to others that push the boundaries and make an unforgettable impression. The first row of examples is highlighted by the third photo which features a complicated pinned up style, yet has enough play to make it attractive. The second photo is a great example of how bangs can be used to really highlight the face while still having the rest of the hair updo pinned back. Naturally, augmenting your hair with natural decorations such as flowers can make for a great way to set your style apart. In the second row we see more classic examples of sophisticated wedding and prom updo styles. While the first example is perfect for those with very curly hair, the third and fourth are pure classic updo’s perfect for more formal occasions. If you have long, thick hair, then you might want to try the example in the second photo to highlight your face. The third row is a great combination of pulled back styles along with loose, more casual feel. The second example does require some work and spray, but the results are perfect for weddings. For younger women, especially those attending the prom the first and fourth photos provide excellent examples of what can be done. For the final row we have another combination of both casual and pinned up hair that you can choose from when attending the wedding or prom. In particular, the third photo shows a dramatic style indeed. Portfolio 3 showcases delicate up-dos mainly for long straight hair. Picture number 1 and 2 are beautiful examples of straightforward updo’s incorporating hair accessories that are fit for the most magnificent wedding. Picture number 10 is a gorgeous and sophisticated low chignon with the hair neatly pinned back away from the face.
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He’s a funny little thing from Amanda Palmer. Be sure to play the video; it’s quite cute. Amusingly, I tried to find it on YouTube and it wouldn’t let me access it without an account because it had been flagged as “mature” by users. Really, what is so mature about this. It’s just a naked women. I really wish people would just get over it. Some neurotic person somewhere has a problem with the human body that affects the rest of us. I want to start flagging as offensive all those beer ads, car ads, makeup ads, and a million and one things that give a far more damaging message to children than this cute, funny video.
Consider using a buying agent. Estate agents always act in the interest of the seller, because the more money they get for a property, the higher their commission payment. A buying agent can act on your behalf and make sure that you acquire your dream property for the cheapest possible price. If you are a first time home buyer, it is a good idea to not see more then six or seven homes at a time. It might be tempting to try to see more at once, however, if you do see to many then it will make it tough for you to take it all in. It will also make it to hard to remember everything.
Cesspool and sewer problems are dreaded by homeowners everywhere, but with the proper support and maintenance, things don't have to reach critical mass - Help! Cesspool & Sewer Service of Long Island are experts in ensuring that your cesspool worries are taken care of in a discreet and professional manner. Help! offers a variety of services including chemical treatments, aeration, cleaning services, plumbing services, and more - from basic upkeep to emergency servicing, Help! is here to make sure that the job gets done quickly and efficiently. For over 30 years, Help! Cesspool & Sewer Service has been providing homes and businesses in Nassau and Suffolk with high quality services and impeccable customer assistance, which is why after three decades, Long islanders still turn to them for all of their cesspool and sewer maintenance needs. Whether you're in need of emergency service, or you simply are looking to schedule regular maintenance for your Cesspool or Sewer System, give Help! a call today. Our cesspool was starting to have some issues and we were getting worried about our drinking water. This was the company we called in to have a look at things. They got it back into working order again, and we were very relieved. I gather that a lot of homes in the area have problems like ours. It was even in the headlines the other day for Suffolk county. Don't take risks with your drinking water. These people can help you too.
According to the study targeted on a group of 38 adult cats, which has lasted for four years, cats eat more food in the season of winter therefore, their owners should provide the pets with cat-food during this period of time. In order to find the new way to enhance milk production, seasonal food intake by dairy cows has been tested in the past. However, this study involved in domestic cats is the largest of its kind so far. The group of 38 cats coming from mixed breeds, ages and genders were kept at a center in France, where they were free to do whatever they preferred outdoors all year round. With a microchip on their collar, the cats were able to get as much food as they needed from a dispenser, which would be opened just the group of cats. Simultaneously, such microchip could make a record how much food the cat had taken and when it did. As Dr Alex German from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom, explained in the paper paper published in the latest edition of PLoS ONE, like many humans, cats are likely to have comfort eating in the cold weather outside. However, from their study, Dr Alex German and his team found the main reason for that is the extra energy cats needed to maintain warmness when they were outside for outdoor activities. In addition, Dr German’s team also confirmed that cats ate about 15 per cent less food during summer. In his conclusion, Dr Alex German stated that the swing in activity levels during the year might be closely linked with the extra effort to maintain warmness in winter and the temptation to rest during hot days in summer. So it is suggested that the amount of food the cats take at different times of year should carefully considered by their keepers, because it is important to allow cats to have a healthy weight. Hey Puppy, Please Get Along with That Kitty!
There is a huge potential for energy saving in the life support systems (LSS). For comparison, in industrial systems the potential savings range between 30% and 40%. In the aquarium world, dealing with a delicate organic process in which parameters can change, good results should also be expected. A large amount of the energy is consumed by pumps. Therefore a first logical step for energy saving lies in determining the pumps duty point(s). Pumps are the backbone of the aquarium, creating the needed water movement in the exhibits and feeding the LSS. The pumps’ delivery head must be enough to over-come all resistance losses caused by pipe work, appendages, protein skimmer, sand filters and so on. During pump selection safety margins are added in ensure that flow required in the design is realised. Nowadays, for getting flexibility in pump performance and to avoid throttling of the system, the use of variable frequency drive (VFD) is widely used. However, the use of VFD can have unexpected effects on the LSS system. When pumps deviates more to the right of their Best Efficiency Point (BEP), the grade of efficiency can decrease and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) will diminish, giving way to higher risks of vibration (including cavitation) and noise. Then, mechanical pump load will increase, speeding up the maintenance frequency, causing more down time of the LSS which will have an impact on the controllability of the LSS. In addition, pipe work and its components will face more mechanical impact, increasing the risk of cracking pipes, giving way to failures like super-saturation. There are a number of factors to consider when planning a new aquarium facility. One of the most important factors to consider is how will aquarium seawater will be supplied? Most inland facilities are obligated to make their own saltwater, but facilities located adjacent to natural seawater sources must evaluate collecting a continuous source of water. A source of good quality natural seawater can have a long term impact on operational cost as well as provide benefits to animal health. Important aspects to consider in the planning for a seawater intake for an aquarium facility are as follows: Where will the intake be located? The geographical location of the intake impacts the overall water quality that the intake will deliver. Things to consider include land based activities or industries, maritime traffic and freshwater intrusion sources such as natural stream beds or high capacity storm drains. Local and seasonal currents as well as tidal swings will also have an impact on the seawater intake location. What type of intake would be appropriate for the facility? There are number of different ways to intake seawater for use at an aquarium facility. This includes sea floor pipelines, pier based pump stations, land based pump stations, seawater wells and rainy collectors. Different methods and examples of facilities using similar methods will be discussed. Logistics, capital costs and long term operational costs all play a role in the method selected. What is the water quality of the source water? Is it suitable for use in the Aquarium facility? The seawater quality for any intake will vary by season and by day depending on a number of different things. Seasonal water quality samples can help the decision making process in regard to suitability and the treatment regime required. Water bodies that are high in pollutants may not be acceptable for use in the aquarium, forcing a seaside facility to manufacture seawater or obtain good quality seawater in other ways such as by truck or barge. Regulatory requirements will impact both the seawater intake and the discharge facilities. Local regulatory agency requirements vary from location to location and fall under the umbrella of national regulations as well. Discharge regulations focus on water quality parameters such as concentrations of oxidants, suspended solids, BOD and bacteria counts. At times discharge water quality parameters are lower than the water quality that you may see at the seawater intake itself. Chloride limits by local sewer agencies can also come into play in facility planning. During a recent renovation, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center (VAMSC) installed a District Energy System or DES for short. VAMSC is one of only a few institutions in British Columbia to integrate such an innovative system to manage energy use. VAMSC follows LEED and ISO 14001 construction practices and in 2015 was awarded the Green Award by AZA in part due to the implementation of the District Energy System. The DES is a site wide low grade energy loop that extracts or rejects energy through a variety of sources. Heat producing equipment such as chillers and food service refrigeration reject heat in to the loop through liquid cooled condensers. Isolated water and glycol systems are circulated using variable speed pumps to move energy around the system. Heat is extracted through heat exchangers to warm habitats, galleries and coils in local HVAC air handlers. Cooling is accomplished in the same way using the cold side of the system. Temperatures in the loop are maintained in a specified range using seawater heat exchangers, boilers, heat pumps and a cooling tower. Planning is underway to install a geothermal field to store excess heat produced in warmer months for use in the winter. The net effect is that heating and cooling costs can be reduced since it requires much less energy to redistribute the energy than it would to produce it at multiple points of use. Life support system instrumentation indicates equipment function, but it is water quality parameters that indicate equipment efficacy and resource allocation that indicates equipment efficiency. Equipment parameters—pressure, flow, water level, etc.—can be operating within “design specifications”, yet water quality parameters (e.g., nutrients, alkalinity, pH) can be unsuitable for aquatic life and/or excess resources (e.g., water, energy, labor) must be expended to normalize the environment. In the past, available technologies were not able to address the demands of a healthy closed aquarium habitat without eventual recourse to substantial water exchanges to normalize the environment. This situation no longer prevails. Dissolved contaminants can now be physically removed from solution by ozone-assisted foam fractionation, a widely accepted industry standard in the modern era. Nitrite accumulation can be managed with recently-developed and user-friendly denitrification technologies. Phosphates can be controlled with modern water treatment tools and pH decline can be addressed via well-designed gas exchangers to ameliorate CO2 accumulation from animal and bacterial respiration, and the degradation of wastes and uneaten food. Given these relatively recent advances, it is clear that water quality challenges in a modern aquarium have their root causes tied to incomplete life support system design and/or inappropriate system operation. By ensuring that life support systems are well designed and operated appropriately, optimal water quality can result and excess resource expenditure can be avoided, consistent with the conservation and fiscal priorities for the modern zoo and aquarium. Pressured by the rapid pace of climate change and ocean acidification, aquariums are feeling an increased urgency to provide a message of conservation and sustainability to their visitors. Research shows that people are more receptive to this message when presented with concrete evidence of how their actions can create positive change. As such, aquariums have a stronger incentive than ever to lead by example, reducing their demands for energy and freshwater. Traditional aquarium life support systems have been very energy and freshwater use intensive, primarily due to pump energy, heating and cooling demands and use of water for backwashing of filters. Such systems can easily account for more than 50% of the energy and water use of a facility. But opportunities to reduce energy and water use with such systems are minimal without unacceptable reductions in water quality. However, innovative system design alternatives are being included in new aquariums and renovations. These incorporate drum filtration, which can drastically reduce energy and water use over traditional pressurized filtration systems. Additional strategies, such as integration of life support heating and cooling into energy efficient building mechanical systems introduce the potential for further energy reductions. Such systems are most effective when system elements are arranged so that gravity flow replaces a significant amount of pumping. While capital costs of such systems may be somewhat higher than traditional systems, life cycle cost analysis can be used to demonstrate that substantial energy and water savings and reduced equipment maintenance and replacement costs can easily offset the initial cost premium of such a system. By pushing the design of our future facilities, aquariums can lead by example as they strive to increase the impact of conservation education on their visitors.
Here’s what I found over the past week that I thought was interesting. Enjoy! The Most Dangerous Traffic Circle in the World – I’ve spent the past three weeks in Saigon, and I’m staying just blocks away from this intersection. It’s insane to cross here! It’s right next to Bến Thành Market, and seven streets converge here to create s steady stream of traffic throughout the day. Andrew Huang Raps in 5 Languages – A rapper originally from China who grew up in Canada raps in English, French, Spanish, Swedish and Mandarin. You can read the lyrics in any of the above languages. It’s worth a listen. Jon Stewart with Bassem Yousef in Egypt – This is hilarious, but also has a good message about getting over stereotypes in the Middle East. And Stewart speaks in a bit of Arabic at the beginning. Pilot showcases stunning photos inside cockpit – A Dubai-based pilot gives us the perspective of what the view from the front of the airplane looks like. I particularly like the sunrise pictures. World Travel Resources – If you want to know how much you should budget for a trip, this could give you a good idea. The page breaks down budgets RTW and regional trips. You can also read how much I spent in Arizona, California and Nevada here and Central America here. Flight 447: We Can Not Penetrate This Weather – A first-hand account of what happened when a plane tried to land during a storm in India. I would never want to be in this situation. 11 Miles and Credit Card Updates You May Not Know About – Getting free flights is the best way to save money while traveling. Here are some of the best offers now. United Airlines Forgets Toilet Paper – This happens sometimes in Central America and Asia, but I didn’t expect to read about this on a plane. Read what the passengers had to use for toilet paper. Have you seen anything interesting in the past week? Share below.
In 1972, snow storm covered the Andes Mountains, the small plane of 40-seat was flying through it. The destination was in Chile, but the weather was not so bad even when the plane touched the sky from Uruguay. After that, the jet jumped heavily in the air, when it was calm to hit the hill and hit it in the other side, many of the 40 people had died in the death country and the rest of them were busy playing the last game with sure death. One of them was Petro Alguta. The crowd of dead bodies lay down all around. There are many human bodies in the same way that they are covered in rice. They did not even die, have survived. But nobody knows how long it can be possible to survive in the cold. Petro's the same condition. The next passenger was dead soon. Petro has gone out of the broken door by removing the dead bodies, along with a few others. In the question what would happen, a passenger suddenly lit torch of light, He said, "Do not worry, the news of the crash of the plane has reached Chile, from where the rescue team came. After several days have passed, no one is seen. Meanwhile, a few more people have died in the blaze. Then a few young people survived but then he fought with death, but again, how did this situation go away? Meanwhile, the coolness of the cold is rising, the cutting of the wind is blowing like a carrot but no one has left the cold, no one will survive, but death is sure. Meanwhile, the man's food and the last tension of the water quickly burnt down in the face. No one can survive the end of the meal. Without food, it is impossible to survive in this cold if there is no magic. Meanwhile, Petro looked at a glimpse of the clock and 13 days had passed but no one else was seen. They are forgetting the rest of the world, so no one is coming to save them. Then everyone decides to live if they have to eat and if there is no food then dead friends are the only hope. The first was vomited, most of the people then started eating meat of man like a madman, and then they started eating meat. Petro's fate was a friend's cut hand and thighs. Petro was biting his bite. On the day that the people became angry they became a monster. About 25 years after that terrible experience, Petro wrote a book named in to the Mountain. He gave a detailed account of that time. He wrote today and when I look at that day, if I did not do that work then maybe I could not see today's day. Think of what a terrible experience is that a group of civilized man eats their Fellow traveler to save lives. In fact, the people who were killed were not forced to eat meat in the day that they were killed, but see that many people are alive today because of the dead people. Petro Alguata is one of them. Petro said from her own experience that on the day nobody was thinking that they were eating meat but everyone thought that friends had saved them even after. Thus, after a whole 72 days, finally a rescue team comes; they come alive to 16 people. These 16 people, who were living under that mountain, ice, and humankind, were the miracles. All of the dead did not die in the crash; many were killed due to severe cold and lack of food. It is also said that there are murders in order to survive because all the people suspected that due to food, there was a condition in the absence of food that anyone could wait for the dead body. When there is a high level of food, it is also common to kill any living person and it has happened to food. Based on this incident, in 1993, a movie, named Alive, was built.
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To determine your torso length, measure the distance between the C7 vertebrae and the top of the hip bone. Use the sizing charts below to find the pack that will best fit your body. To determine your waist size, measure along the iliac crest on top of the hip bone. Use the sizing charts below to choose a pack that will best fit your body type. Women's Fit: Slightly shorter torso and more curved straps designed to fit the female body.
So, you suffer from Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis and are trying to decide which air purifier is most likely to help you, well you have come to the right place, we have great first hand experience of Hay fever in this office (unfortunately!) , and think we can definitely help to point you in the right direction, read on for our guide on choosing the best air purifier for relief from Hay Fever. What is the most important thing to consider? When it comes to removing tree , grass and shrub pollens the most important ingredient your air purifier must have is a good level of suction. Yup, that's right, the air purifier you choose will almost certainly have a filter capable of trapping those allergens, but if it doesn't have enough suction to actually draw them towards it quickly enough then it will not be of much use. How do you work out how quickly an air purifier will gobble up those offending allergens then? The first thing is to compare the CADR ( Clean Air Delivery Rate ) of the machines you are interested in. Generally speaking a higher CADR rating means quicker removal of the offending allergens in your room. In order to be truly effective in gobbling up pollens an air purifier needs to be powerful enough to recirculate all of the air in YOUR room size through its filter as frequently as possible. As a guide, try to choose a machine which has enough air volume to process all the air in your largest room at least 3 times an hour. If you can get one which provides around 4 or 5 times an hour that would be even better. The CADR rating on a box tells a consumer how efficient an air purifier is at actually removing the three main indoor pollutants, namely Pollen, Smoke and Dust. In this case, as a Hay Fever sufferer you should try to choose one where the pollen figure is highest. Clean Air Delivery Rate testing is carried out by an impartial and independent organisation called AHAM - a word of caution here though - not all manufacturers submit their units for certified testing to AHAM and may instead just list their own 'in house' test results on the box. If you want to be certain of what you are buying always choose a machine which has the genuine 'AHAM Certified' Seal on the box. BEWARE of the manufacturers over inflated 'recommended room sizes'. This is where we believe most consumers get misled into spending good money on something which is never going to be powerful enough to provide them with genuine relief from their Hayfever. Manufacturers usually state on the product box and specification list that the air purifier is 'For Rooms up to...' and then quote a room size usually given in square metres (m2). This information is completely worthless unless it is also followed by another figure telling you how long it will take to clean the air in that size of room. One blatant example of this currently available on the High Street is an air purifier range manufactured by VAX which on the face of it seems to be reasonable value for money. One of their units available for £199 in Argos has a Pollen CADR rating of 240. So we know it is capable of removing pollens and according to the manufacturers specification the unit is suitable for rooms up to 103m2. However, when you calculate the CADR rating and divide it into the claimed room size, it shows that the unit would take 65 minutes to clean the air once in a room that size, equating to a very poor 0.93 air changes an hour. Remember, we already know that an air purifier needs to provide at least 3-5 air changes an hour to be genuinely effective at removing allergens! Another VAX unit at £94.99 claims it will remove over 99% of allergens in rooms up to 87m2. Yet once again taking the CADR figure and working out the results clearly shows that this unit will take 69 minutes to purify the air once in that room size, equating to just 0.8 air changes an hour. These air purifiers may well still be effective in reducing Hay Fever symptoms, but realistically the room sizes in which they will be able to perform well are about 5 times smaller than those quoted. OK, enough of the technical stuff! To cut through the numbers and make life a little simpler for us all, we have put together a list of air purifiers which we know will provide up to 5 air changes per hour in their recommended room size, and all of which have genuine AHAM certified CADR ratings. Simply click the link below to view our Air Purifiers for Hay Fever section As always, we do love to talk to our customers so please do not be hesitant, pick up the phone and give us a call on the number at the top of the page - or use our live chat to ask anything you want to know and we will do our best to help!
Blush pink and ivory roses make a romantic wedding boutonniere for your groom. Ivory and blush roses are accented with white berries and lamb's ear, and are wrapped in ivory satin. This is an excellent wedding boutonniere choice for a garden wedding or spring wedding. The satin color on these boutonnieres can be customized to coordinate with your wedding colors.
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What is a Termite Bond? What are Bonds Good For? What is a Termite Bond? What are They Good For & are Bonds Worth the Cost? >> What is a Termite Bond? What are They Good For & are Bonds Worth the Cost? Wondering how much is your termite bond? You found termite damage to your house, went through the whole process of hiring an exterminator to inspect the damage, then had several treatments to take care of the problem. This shouldn’t be the end of your efforts to eradicate termites from your home, however, since a house with previous termite damage is likely to experience a recurrence of the infestation at some point in the future. People in places like Alabama are fond of saying, “There are two kinds of houses: those with termites and those that will have them.” How can you keep up with extermination costs that potentially recur every year? Look into the benefits of a termite bond. What is a termite bond? It is a contract or guarantee entered into between a homeowner/business owner and their exterminator. After a building is treated for termites, a bond ensures future inspection and treatment at no cost to the customer beyond the bond renewal fee. Will the cost of the bond amount to less than the expected expenses should reinfestation occur? Does the bond cover both inspection and full retreatment? Will the bond cover any damages related to termites causing future damage to the house? Are you in an area with different kinds of termites? If so, will a bond cover all types of termites returning in the future? If retreatment is needed and the new infestation is more extensive, will the company cover measures beyond the initial service (i.e. if only liquid is used the first time will they cover fumigation in the future)? In order to understand how a termite bond works, you should know the basics of the termite extermination process. The first step is a thorough inspection to determine the type of termite, location of the infestation, and the extent of the damage. All of these factors taken together will determine the method used. Serious infestations usually require fumigation. In fact, a lot of title companies require fumigation before a home with any kind of termite damage is sold to a new owner. Typically, termite fumigations take around three days to complete. The basic termite bond should cover a yearly inspection and, if termites return, future extermination costs. Initial extermination may be as low as $1,500 for a small area and basic treatment, and a large home with a significant problem can cost up to $5,000 to treat. In the first case, a bond fee of $200 per year may not be worth it, especially if you live in an area with infrequent infestations. Wise Geek features a concise article on termite bonds that recommends comparing the annual cost of a bond with the price of re-extermination for your house. You cannot assume a termite bond will cover any and all damages caused by future infestations. Some bonds are for extermination costs only while others promise to repair a limited amount of damages to your house if the termites return within a certain time frame. The kind of termite in your house can affect the bond as well, says Orkin; if the initial treatment was for one type of termite and another kind re-infests your house, the bond may not apply. This may also be the case if the first time you have an issue in your basement, for example, but the next time find termites on the outside of your foundation. If you have questions about termites bonds because you are buying or selling a house, look closely at the bond’s transfer limitations. For buyers purchasing a home with a previous termite problem, make sure the bond can and is transferred to you as the new homeowner. This way you are not on the hook for extermination costs that should have been covered by the previous owner. You will, however, need to take on the responsibility of the bond’s annual fees to continue the contract with the exterminator. As a home seller, you should invest in a bond to increase the chances you will sell a home with termite damages. Homeowners’ insurance does not cover termite damage– a reinfestation too soon after the sale of your house could leave you paying the new homeowners’ extermination bills. Savvy buyers may not even consider buying from you without a bond in place. With a transferable bond, you can hand off the agreement to the new homeowner, they take on the cost of the bond, and you don’t have to worry about the termites coming back to a home you no longer own. If you’ve recently had your home exterminated for termites and did not arrange for a bond with your pest control company, you may want to contact them and see if you can still sign an agreement. If you are buying or selling a home with previous termite problem and don’t know have never heard of a termite bond before, definitely educate yourself and make a termite bond part of your home buying or selling process. Just make sure the terms are agreeable to you and the needs of your house. In answer to the question, “What is a termite bond?” you could say simply it is a contract that guarantees future treatment if termites return. Another way to see it is an added form of insurance that protects the value and condition of your house and other buildings. You will need to decide for yourself if the continuing, nominal cost of a termite bond is worth it; many people who live in areas where termites are a constant problem and go through having to pay for termite extermination once see the value in it.
If you're a leaseholder of a property from us, you can find out more about what your leasehold includes and what to do if you want to make changes. Conditions may differ if you are a shared ownership leaseholder - please see our shared ownership agreements page for more information. have held the lease for at least two years. It may also be possible to negotiate a lease extension on an informal basis outside the terms of the 1993 Act. We will give you more information on this when you apply. You can usually choose to buy the freehold if you have a leasehold house. If you don’t have that right, you will be able to extend your lease by 50 years. You need to serve us with a notice if you want to apply for a lease extension. Before proceeding, please contact us to find out more about the full process. To extend your lease, we will need to agree a premium. You will make an offer stating how much you will pay for the new lease and this will normally be based on a professional valuation. You will need a solicitor to act for you in agreeing the new lease. You will have to pay our administration and legal costs (pdf, 353KB) from the date you give us official notice that you want to extend your lease. This is the case whether your application is successful or not. We may also require you to pay for our own valuation if we cannot agree a premium. More information can be found in the Government’s Guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities document, on the LEASE website or from your legal advisor. Can I change, add to or improve my home? You need our consent to carry out structural alterations and improvements to your home. We don't need to know about minor works such as redecoration or plumbing repairs. As a 100% leaseholder, you are normally entitled to sub-let your home without our permission. Any tenant that lives in your home must however, abide by the same terms and conditions laid out in your lease and you are responsible for ensuring that they do so. If you are going to sub-let, please contact us and make sure that we have a record of your permanent residence and current phone numbers and email addresses to reach you on. It is important that we are able to contact you in the case of an emergency. If you will be using a managing agent to look after the letting of your home, please provide us with their details as well. If all else fails we will apply to the courts or a tribunal for either forfeiture of the lease or repossession of the property. Failure to comply with the covenants of the lease could result in the loss of your home. Do I need to inform you if I'm selling my flat? There is an administration charge for the information supplied; please ask your solicitor to contact us to confirm the current fee. You will need to ensure that your service charge account is clear to the end of the month in which you are completing the sale. You will also need to clear any additional charges that may be outstanding in respect of major work costs. On completion of the sale, we will require confirmation of the sale from the purchaser’s solicitor, so we can recognise them as the new leaseholder. This is called a Notice of Transfer. Until we receive this documentation from the purchaser's solicitor we will be unable to close your account. Once the sale has completed, if you pay via standing order, please ensure you cancel your service charge payments. If this applies to you, it’ll apply for up to 21 years from the date the last shares were bought. Whether we buy back your home will depend on our plans within your area at the time you wish to sell.
This fall, Sue O’Malley brought her passion for healthy eating and gardening to Project Place. She is engaging clients in a series of workshops where she teaches nutrition and gardening. She also helps clients identify and access the fresh food resources available to them in Boston. In Sue’s last workshop, clients set up an herb garden on the 6th floor of the Project Place building. They planted chives, basil, lettuce, kale and Swiss chard from seedlings. The plants are currently growing on shelves of planting trays with growing lights. After the plants mature, the herbs will be used in Project Place’s kitchen, where lunch is served daily to clients and staff. Sue has been involved in urban gardening for a little over ten years now. She started off working on school garden projects, where she came to realize how little the students knew about nutrition. These gardening projects opened her eyes to the disparities that exist in terms of nutrition education and fresh food access. She has since made it her mission to find ways to connect low-income populations with fresh produce. After visiting Project Place, Sue saw a perfect opportunity to get involved and provide additional resources to clients. Sue has donated all the materials used in the herb garden project, and is currently preparing for her next workshop.
The results of the NOMAD crowd-sourced data analytics competition with Kaggle are out! The goal of this competition was for participants to develop or apply data analytics models for the prediction of two target properties: the formation energy (which is an indication of the stability of a new material) and the bandgap energy (which is an indication of the potential for transparency over the visible range) to facilitate the discovery of new transparent conductors and allow for advancements in (opto)electronic technologies. A total of 5,000.00 euros in prizes were awarded to the top-three participants with the best performing models. Congratulations to Tony Y. (Japan), Dr. Yury Lysogorskiy (Germany) and Lars Blumenthal (United Kingdom)!
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Fairbanks author and wilderness guide Michael Engelhardt will sign copies of his new book ‘American Wild: Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean’ and also introduce ‘Ice Bear’, his cultural history of the polar bear, on Friday, October 7th from 5-7pm at the Fairbanks Art Association’s Bear Gallery. Michael Engelhard is the editor of four anthologies of outdoors writing and the author of several essay collections, as well as of a book about polar bears. His articles have appeared in Sierra, Outside, National Wildlife, the San Francisco Chronicle, High Country News, and other publications. Trained as a cultural anthropologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he has participated in fieldwork north of the Arctic Circle. He guides wilderness trips in the Grand Canyon, Gates of the Arctic National Park, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, his favorite places in the world.
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If you are going to be at ISTE in Denver this year, come join coffeeEDU one morning. CoffeeEDU (coffeeEDU.org) is a ONE HOUR meet up of educators in the style of edcamp. While 6am may be early for some folks it is a great start to your day. This is a fun way to chat and connect with some awesome educators and have your morning coffee! Amazon Education is sponsoring the coffeeEDU this year by supplying donuts and coffee.
Over the past five years, I’ve analyzed data on a wide range of products from lip balm to dog food, from potato chips to kefir. And while categories of interest have changed, my general best practices for analyzing the data remain constant. Data can be complicated and challenging, but, if you know how to harness it, transform it, and understand its meaning, it can be a game-changer with immense value to your business. As a part of SPINS’ Brand Growth Solutions team, I work with clients every day to bring the data to life and make it actionable for their businesses. While I can’t reveal all of my team’s secrets in this post, I will lay out three insider tips that we use to transform data on a daily basis. Because there’s often so many factors that can drive business, it can be overwhelming to know where to start digging for answers. I find it helpful to generate a list of mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive (MECE) probable hypotheses to easily identify the top contenders and eliminate those that are less likely. This planning and forethought always saves me time because it provides a targeted list of analyses to consider, and every analysis assists in either proving or disproving the most likely hypothetical causes. By setting myself up for success on the front end, I find more time to generate insights and implications on the back end. It always helps to understand the whole picture. It’s not enough to say that a brand is growing 10%. I always make data points relevant to my audience by benchmarking it back to something. Is that 10% accelerated or decelerated from the prior year? Is that 10% higher or lower than the category? Is that 10% better or worse than projected estimates? The easiest way to make data mean something is by making a comparative “than” statement. Visuals are the KEY to bringing data to life and telling the story. As data analysts, it’s our job to make the numbers meaningful. We’re doing the data a disservice every time we copy and paste a raw data chart from Excel onto a slide. To mitigate this, I find it most helpful to ask myself, which hypothesis will I demonstrate here? (See Tip #1.) Then my follow-up question is, what kind of chart or visualization is going to best represent this data and make the point clear? The simplest rule to follow is to visualize one point per slide. Finally, when I make the point with a visually descriptive chart, I always highlight the insight for my audience, as well. In addition to the charts and visualizations, I know it’s important for me to narrate the story in the data to help my audience fully understand each insight and implication.
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Seoul is one of the global cities. It is also a popular tourist destination in the Republic of Korea. Indianapolis is a good source of air traffic from United States to Seoul. Indianapolis has good air connectivity with this city through direct and indirect flights to the Incheon International Airport (ICN). Many people from the United States fly to Seoul for vacation and other purposes. No matter if you have to make last minute travel to the Republic of Korea, do not worry about airfare. iEagle issues cheap last minute flight tickets to Seoul (ICN) from Indianapolis (IND). It’s never too late to book last minute travel, especially when iEagle offers cheap airfare deals for Seoul flights from Indianapolis. We issue last minute flight tickets with the airlines flying to the Incheon International Airport (ICN). No need to cancel or postpone your trip to Seoul for usually expensive last minute flights. We are committed to making your last minute travel cheaper with secret deals for Seoul flights from our airline partners. iEagle, one of the best online flight booking sites, strives to deliver on its promises to book cheap airline tickets for last minute flights from Indianapolis to Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Want to make whole wheat bread yourself? Just follow my step by step instructions to get a fresh loaf of homemade whole wheat bread from your own oven! 4 Tbs. Butter, room temp. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Also to stand for 5 minutes. Add the honey, salt, butter, and 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour. Mix at a low speed. Add 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour while the mixer is running. Mix until well combined. You may or may not need to add more flour at this point. You want the dough to come together in a sticky ball that mostly cleans the sides of the bowl, but still sticks to the bottom. Add more flour a little at a time if you need to. Lean more towards a stickier dough than a stiff dough. Knead in your mixer for 3 minutes. Then cover and let rise until doubled. This should take about an hour. Dump risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Shape it into a loaf sealing the seams well. Place the loaf in a bread pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled (about a half hour to 45 minutes). Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Bake risen bread for 45-50 minutes. About half way through baking you will need to tent the wheat bread with foil to avoid over browning. Run a cube of butter over the top of the hot bread. Cool 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
Decreasing biodiversity in an ecosystem can increase the spread of disease, research suggests. Researchers studying amphibian communities in natural wetland ecosystems as well as controlled experiments have shown that as diversity increased, infection rates dropped. The rate of extinction of species is increasing as ecosystems across the world come under pressure from habitat loss, pollution and climate change. Recently, changes in biodiversity have been linked to changes in disease risk for humans and wildlife. In the last ten years, a number of studies have reported a correlation between the species diversity within a community and the ability of diseases to spread among that community. This is because some pathogens, i.e. infectious viruses or bacteria, can infect many different species, which differ in their ability to pass on the disease. The authors of this study set out to test the underlying connection between biodiversity and disease prevalence. Over three years, they observed the spread of Ribeiroia ondatrae, a pathogen that causes severe deformities and death in amphibians, within 345 wetland ecosystems across a 758,100-hectare region of California, USA. A total of 24,215 amphibians were assessed for deformities. In wetlands with low species diversity, the proportion of amphibians carrying and passing on the pathogen was much higher than in those wetlands with a more diverse composition of species. The greater the diversity of species in the wetland ecosystems studied, the higher the number of species more resistant to the pathogen. Transmission of the pathogen was 78.4% lower in the in the most species-diverse wetland communities, compared with the least species-diverse. Under laboratory conditions, the researchers observed a 64% decrease in pathogen transmission and infection when the number of species in a controlled community was increased from one to three. In a further experiment using an outdoor, artificially assembled community, total infection rates decreased by 50% when the number of species present was increased from one to four. The study provides evidence of a link between biodiversity and the spread of disease. This is perhaps unsurprising, given that there is plenty of evidence to show that populations with little biodiversity, such as monocultures, facilitate the spread of disease. However, the authors also caution that many other environmental factors, including resource availability, climate and habitat variables will interact to affect the rate of spread of disease within a community. The authors conclude higher levels of biodiversity could help to increase the resilience of wildlife, domestic plants and animals and humans to disease. Conservation efforts should aim to protect and enhance genetic and species diversity as a novel and cost-effective tool in the management of the spread of disease.
Posted by: ashleyn002@gmail.com, on 1/26/2017, in category "General news & articles" Pipes carry many types of fluids including liquids and gases from one location to another. Piping systems are often designed for extreme high or low temperatures. However, both hot and cold applications will expand and contract with an increase or decrease in temperature. Installing expansion joints in a piping system prevents thermal expansion from creating high stresses that could cause cracking welds, bending pipes and failing anchors. Composition and Function: Expansion joints are constructed with metal bellows or Teflon, end fittings and accessories such as flow liners, tie rods, and protective shrouds. Most expansion joints are made up of several coils designed to withstand the internal pressure of the system. The common bellows assembly is positioned to flex under the thermal movement of the connected piping. Expansion joints are able to absorb any longitudinal loads as a result of extreme flexibility. To maintain the overall stability of the whole piping system while transferring longitudinal loads, it is necessary to install piping anchors and guides. Thermal Expansion and Placement: Pipes are not an exception when it comes to expansion and contraction with hot and cold temperatures. Piping engineers are able to determine the rate of expansion resulting from the materials and temperatures used for the specific application. After the amount of expansion is known, locations of expansion joints, anchors and guides can be determined and installed. If you are considering expansion joints for a piping system and need assistance with selection or ordering, contact our team at MKS. We can help you with your next project and have most items delivered in 24 hours or less.
chemical compound, H2SO4, colorless, odorless, extremely corrosive, oily liquid. It is sometimes called oil of vitriol. , electrical conductor in which current is carried by ions rather than by free electrons (as in a metal). Electrolytes include water solutions of acids, bases, or salts; certain pure liquids; and molten salts. ..... Click the link for more information. because relatively little of it is dissociated into ions at room temperature. When cold it does not react readily with such common metals as iron or copper. When hot it is an oxidizing agent, the sulfur in it being reduced; sulfur dioxide gas may be released. Hot concentrated sulfuric acid reacts with most metals and with several nonmetals, e.g., sulfur and carbon. Because the concentrated acid has a fairly high boiling point, it can be used to release more volatile acids from their salts, e.g., when sodium chloride (NaCl), or common salt, is heated with concentrated sulfuric acid, hydrogen chloride gas, HCl, is evolved. Concentrated sulfuric acid has a very strong affinity for water. It is sometimes used as a drying agent and can be used to dehydrate (chemically remove water from) many compounds, e.g., carbohydrates. It reacts with the sugar sucrose, C12H22O11, removing eleven molecules of water, H2O, from each molecule of sucrose and leaving a brittle spongy black mass of carbon and diluted sulfuric acid. The acid reacts similarly with skin, cellulose, and other plant and animal matter. When the concentrated acid mixes with water, large amounts of heat are released; enough heat can be released at once to boil the water and spatter the acid. To dilute the acid, the acid should be added slowly to cold water with constant stirring to limit the buildup of heat. Sulfuric acid reacts with water to form hydrates with distinct properties. A neutral atom or group of atoms becomes an ion by gaining or losing one or more electrons or protons. chemical compound containing the sulfate (SO4) radical. Sulfates are salts or esters of sulfuric acid, H2SO4, formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens with a metal (e.g., sodium) or a radical (e.g., ammonium or ethyl). ..... Click the link for more information. of the metal. It reacts with most hydroxides and oxides, with some carbonates and sulfides, and with some salts. Since it is dibasic (i.e., it has two replaceable hydrogen atoms in each molecule), it forms both normal sulfates (with both hydrogens replaced, e.g., sodium sulfate, Na2SO4) and acid sulfates, also called bisulfates or hydrogen sulfates (with only one hydrogen replaced, e.g., sodium bisulfate, NaHSO4). chemical compound, SO2, a colorless gas with a pungent, suffocating odor. It is readily soluble in cold water, sparingly soluble in hot water, and soluble in alcohol, acetic acid, and sulfuric acid. ..... Click the link for more information. is oxidized and dissolved in water. The sulfur dioxide is obtained by burning sulfur, by burning pyrites (iron sulfides), by roasting nonferrous sulfide ores preparatory to smelting, or by burning hydrogen sulfide gas. Some sulfuric acid is also made from ferrous sulfate waste solutions from pickling iron and steel and from waste acid sludge from oil refineries. In the lead chamber process hot sulfur dioxide gas enters the bottom of a reactor called a Glover tower where it is washed with nitrous vitriol (sulfuric acid with nitric oxide, NO, and nitrogen dioxide, NO2, dissolved in it) and mixed with nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide gases; some of the sulfur dioxide is oxidized to sulfur trioxide and dissolved in the acid wash to form tower acid or Glover acid (about 78% H2SO4). From the Glover tower a mixture of gases (including sulfur dioxide and trioxide, nitrogen oxides, nitrogen, oxygen, and steam) is transferred to a lead-lined chamber where it is reacted with more water. The chamber may be a large, boxlike room or an enclosure in the form of a truncated cone. Sulfuric acid is formed by a complex series of reactions; it condenses on the walls and collects on the floor of the chamber. There may be from three to twelve chambers in a series; the gases pass through each in succession. The acid produced in the chambers, often called chamber acid or fertilizer acid, contains 62% to 68% H2SO4. After the gases have passed through the chambers they are passed into a reactor called the Gay-Lussac tower where they are washed with cooled concentrated acid (from the Glover tower); the nitrogen oxides and unreacted sulfur dioxide dissolve in the acid to form the nitrous vitriol used in the Glover tower. Remaining waste gases are usually discharged into the atmosphere. In the contact process, purified sulfur dioxide and air are mixed, heated to about 450°C;, and passed over a catalyst; the sulfur dioxide is oxidized to sulfur trioxide. The catalyst is usually platinum on a silica or asbestos carrier or vanadium pentoxide on a silica carrier. The sulfur trioxide is cooled and passed through two towers. In the first tower it is washed with oleum (fuming sulfuric acid, 100% sulfuric acid with sulfur trioxide dissolved in it). In the second tower it is washed with 97% sulfuric acid; 98% sulfuric acid is usually produced in this tower. Waste gases are usually discharged into the atmosphere. Acid of any desired concentration may be produced by mixing or diluting the products of this process. Sulfuric acid is one of the most important industrial chemicals. More of it is made each year than is made of any other manufactured chemical; more than 40 million tons of it were produced in the United States in 1990. It has widely varied uses and plays some part in the production of nearly all manufactured goods. The major use of sulfuric acid is in the production of fertilizers, e.g., superphosphate of lime and ammonium sulfate. It is widely used in the manufacture of chemicals, e.g., in making hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfate salts, synthetic detergents, dyes and pigments, explosives, and drugs. It is used in petroleum refining to wash impurities out of gasoline and other refinery products. Sulfuric acid is used in processing metals, e.g., in pickling (cleaning) iron and steel before plating them with tin or zinc. Rayon is made with sulfuric acid. It serves as the electrolyte in the lead-acid storage battery commonly used in motor vehicles (acid for this use, containing about 33% H2SO4 and with specific gravity about 1.25, is often called battery acid). Although sulfuric acid is now one of the most widely used chemicals, it was probably little known before the 16th cent. It was prepared by Johann Van Helmont (c.1600) by destructive distillation of green vitriol (ferrous sulfate) and by burning sulfur. The first major industrial demand for sulfuric acid was the Leblanc process for making sodium carbonate (developed c.1790). Sulfuric acid was produced at Nordhausen from green vitriol but was expensive. A process for its synthesis by burning sulfur with saltpeter (potassium nitrate) was first used by Johann Glauber in the 17th cent. and developed commercially by Joshua Ward in England c.1740. It was soon superseded by the lead chamber process, invented by John Roebuck in 1746 and since improved by many others. The contact process was originally developed c.1830 by Peregrine Phillips in England; it was little used until a need for concentrated acid arose, particularly for the manufacture of synthetic organic dyes. H2 SO4, a strong dibasic acid corresponding to the highest oxidation state of sulfur (+ 6). Under usual conditions, sulfuric acid is a heavy, oily, colorless, and odorless liquid. In industry, mixtures of sulfuric acid both with water and sulfur trioxide are also called sulfuric acid. If the SO3: H2 O molecular ratio is less than 1, the mixture is an aqueous solution of sulfuric acid; if it is more than 1, the mixture is a solution of SO3 in sulfuric acid. The compounds H2 SO4·SO3 (H2 S2 O7, disulfuric, or pyrosulfuric acid, mp 35.15°C) and H2 SO4·2SO3 (H2 S3 O10, trisulfuric acid, mp 1.20°C) are also formed. Only water vapor is given off into the vapor phase upon heating and boiling aqueous solutions of sulfuric acid containing up to 70 percent H2 S04. Vapors of sulfuric acid are formed above more concentrated solutions. A solution of 98.3 percent H2 SO4 (azeotropic mixture) upon boiling (336.5°C) is completely distilled. Sulfuric acid containing more than 98.3 percent H2 SO4 releases vapors of SO3 upon heating. Sulfuric acid removes water that is chemically bound to organic compounds containing OH, or hydroxyl, groups. The dehydration of ethyl alcohol in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid results in the formation of ethylene or diethyl ether. The charring of sugar, cellulose, starch, and other carbohydrates upon contact with sulfuric acid also derives from the dehydration of these substances. As a dibasic acid, sulfuric acid forms two types of salts: sulfates and bisulfates. Production. The first descriptions of oil of vitriol, that is, concentrated sulfuric acid, were given by the Italian scientist V. Biringuccio in 1540 and the German alchemist whose works were published under the name of Basilius Valentinus in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. By 1690, the French chemists N. Lemery and N. Lefebvre had laid the basis for the first industrial method of obtaining sulfuric acid, a method applied in England in 1740. According to this method, a mixture of sulfur and saltpeter was burned in a ladle suspended in a glass jar containing a certain amount of water. The SO3 generated reacted with the water to form sulfuric acid. In 1746, J. Roebuck in Birmingham replaced the glass jars with chambers made of sheet lead, thus laying the basis for the chamber process for the production of sulfuric acid. Continuous improvement in the process for the production of sulfuric acid in Great Britain and France resulted in 1908 in the first tower system. In the USSR, the first tower installation went into operation in 1926 at the Po-levskoi Metallurgical Plant in the Urals. The raw material for the production of sulfuric acid can be sulfur, pyrite (FeS2), or exhaust gases containing SO2 from furnaces for the oxidative roasting of the sulfide ores of Cu, Pb, Zn, and other metals. In the USSR, most sulfuric acid is obtained from pyrite. Here, the FeS2 is burned in furnaces in the state of a fluidized bed, a state achieved by blowing a rapid stream of air through a layer of finely ground pyrite. The gaseous mixture obtained contains SO2, O2, N2, impurities of SO3, and vapors of H2 O, As2 O3, and SiO2 and holds considerable cinder dust, which is removed from the gas in electrostatic precipitators. The NO produced is converted into N2 O3, or, more precisely, a mixture of NO and NO2, in the oxidizing tower. The gases are then introduced into absorption towers, where they encounter sulfuric acid supplied from the top. It is here that nitrous vitriol is obtained; the mixture is then transferred to the production towers. Thus, there is continuous production and a circulation of nitrogen oxides. The inevitable losses of nitrogen oxides with the exhaust gases are balanced by the addition of HNO3. The sulfuric acid produced by the nitrous method is of insufficient concentration and contains harmful impurities, for example. As. Production is accompanied by the release of nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere (“foxtails,” named for the color of NO2). Depending on the amount of water introduced into the process, either oleum or a solution of sulfuric acid in water is obtained. In 1973 the production of sulfuric acid (in the monohydrate) was (in millions of tons): 14.9 in the USSR, 28.7 in the United States, 7.1 in Japan, 5.5 in the Federal Republic of Germany, 4.4 in France, 3.9 in Great Britain, 3.0 in Italy, 2.9 in Poland, 1.2 in Czechoslovakia, 1.1 in the German Democratic Republic, and 0.9 in Yugoslavia. USE. Sulfuric acid is one of the most important products of the heavy chemical industry. The available grades include chamber acid (not less than 75 percent H2 SO4), oil of vitriol (not less than 92.5 percent), and oleum, or fuming sulfuric acid (a solution of 18.5–20 percent SO3 in H2 SO4), as well as especially pure battery acid (92–94 percent; when diluted by water to 26–31 percent, it serves as the electrolyte in lead batteries). In addition, reagent-grade sulfuric acid (92–94 percent) is produced by the contact process in quartz or platinum apparatus. The strength of sulfuric acid is determined by the density, which is measured with a hydrometer. Most of the chamber acid is used in the production of mineral fertilizers. Sulfuric acid is used in the production of, for example, phosphoric, hydrochloric, boric, and hydrofluoric acids because of its ability to displace these acids from their salts. Concentrated sulfuric acid is used in separating organosulfur compounds and unsaturated organic compounds from petroleum products. Dilute sulfuric acid is used for the removal of scale from wire and sheets before plating with tin or zinc and for the pickling of metal surfaces before plating with chromium, nickel, or copper. It is used in metallurgy for the decomposition of complex ores, in particular, those of uranium. In organic synthesis, concentrated sulfuric acid is a necessary component of nitrating mixtures and a sulfonating agent in the production of many dyes and pharmaceuticals. Owing to its high hygroscopicity, sulfuric acid is used in drying gases and in concentrating nitric acid. Safety measures. Poisonous gases—SO2 and NO2—as well as vapors of SO3 and H2 SO4, present a danger in the production of sulfuric acid. Proper ventilation and hermetically sealed production apparatus are therefore mandatory. Since sulfuric acid causes serious burns of the skin, handling requires extreme care and protective devices (goggles, rubber gloves, aprons, boots). When diluting sulfuric acid, the acid must be poured into water in a thin stream while stirring. Pouring the water into the acid leads to spattering because of the evolution of a great amount of heat. Spravochnik sernokislotchika, 2nd ed. Edited by K. M. Malin. Moscow, 1971. Malin, K. M., N. L. Arkin, G. K. Boreskov, and M. G. Slin’ko. Tekhnologiia sernoi kisloty. Moscow, 1950. Boreskov, G. K. Kataliz v proizvodstve sernoi kisloty. Moscow-Leningrad, 1954. Amelin, A. G., and E. V. Iashke. Proizvodstvo sernoi kisloty. Moscow, 1974. Luk’ianov, P. M. Kratkaia istoriia khimicheskoi promyshlennosti SSSR. Moscow, 1959. H2SO4 A toxic, corrosive, strongly acid, colorless liquid that is miscible with water and dissolves most metals, and melts at 10°C; used in industry in the manufacture of chemicals, fertilizers, and explosives, and in petroleum refining. Also known as dipping acid; oil of vitriol, vitriolic acid.
In 1980, Deng Xiaoping started China’s first special-economic zone in a coastal village that was nothing to look at. Today, Shenzhen is a teeming collage of huge skyscrapers, thriving industrial parks, 10 million people, one of the world’s busiest ports, and some of the biggest manufacturing and outsourcing industries anywhere…It’s the center of Chinese experimentation. There, officials can test what works and what doesn’t: which corporate tax rates offer the best balance of attracting foreign investment while filling government coffers in Beijing, which labor standards make the most sense, which corporate-governance standards are most advantageous, which immigration procedures are optimal, which regulations stay or go. Outsourcing? See 2 above with the addendum that Dongmen continues to grow. One of the more recent examples was Foxcomm’s decision to move its manufacturing base out of Shenzhen and turn the Bantian campus into a research and development center. Leaving aside Pesek’s shaky grasp of fact, his larger point, that Japan needs strong government intervention to grow the economy is based on the idea that tall skyscrapers, industrial parks, corporate tax rates, and immigration laws that work for industry are signs of economic success. Has he completely missed the fact of growing inequality throughout China more generally, but Shenzhen in particular? The question of growing inequality is particularly relevant because preferential policies have predicated Shenzhen’s competitive advantage. The most famous of the quotations in this regard was Deng Xiaoping’s decision to “allow a few to get rich first”. More to the point, in Shenzhen wages for manual labor remain more or less what they were over 15 years ago, while white collar salaries continue to rise. Meanwhile, the price of housing has gone up even faster than white collar salaries creating a situation in which most young people are trying to figure out if they will be able to purchase a home. This entry was posted in noted, shenzhen elsewhere and tagged deng xiaoping, japan, neoliberalism, response, shenzhen, special economic zone, william pesek. Bookmark the permalink. ← what has shenzhen’s significance been in post mao china? The economic free zone concept isn’t unique to China – you can find them all over the developing world, in places such as the UAE, Egypt, etc. Thank you for joining the conversation. Yes, there are industrial processing zones and industrial parks and tax free zones all over the world. In fact, China learned from Singapore and Malaysia and Taiwan before establishing Shenzhen and the other four SEZs. And that’s part of my point: Today most of the world has heard of Shenzhen, but not the Zhuhai, Shantou, Xiamen, and Hainan SEZs; even in China, the rate of SEZ success (if we are judging by neoliberal economic indicators) is limited to Shenzhen, even though there are now special zones of various flavor all over the country. Chongqing and Chengdu’s contrasting styles to development–with a mention to income inequality. Curious as to your thoughts on the Chengdu v. Chongqing, and any tie-in to Shenzhen. Thanks for the English summary of Shenzhen’s top firsts. Hi Michael, thanks for the links to the nytimes view of Shenzhen. About Chongqing, all I know at the moment is how many Shenzhen based architectural firms are working there. I’m thinking a visit would be enlightening!
It’s been an exciting opening day at Scoop AW19. Hundreds of premium retail buyers met with Scoop’s exclusive line-up of UK and international designers, including modern contemporaries, label favourites and debutants making their mark on Scoop. Watch the highlights video below for a round-up of the first day’s action at Scoop AW19.
Pads allow you to transition nicely from floor to pole. Slide on the floor, dragging your knees without sticking to the floor. They cover just enough of your knee to protect it without preventing you from gripping the pole.
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Diana Henry's Chocolate & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cake Recipe. This cake has been following me for a long time, but this variation is a new addition. It's very easy to make, but as usual, make sure to use incredibly good chocolate, dark, dairy free. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (bain-marie). Stir occasionally to help the chocolate to melt and avoid lumps on the side. Once it's completely melted, whisk in the oil in a steady stream. Then add two-thirds of the sugar, keep whisking: this will help the sugar dissolve in the heat of the chocolate. Remove from the heat. Stir in the ground hazelnuts, check the temperature of the chocolate is lukewarm and add the egg yolks (you don't want to scramble the eggs!). Place the egg whites into a clean bowl with about one third of the remaining sugar. Beat with an electric whisk until the whites are no longer clear, then add another third of the sugar. Continue beating until the whites have really increased in volume, then add the rest of the sugar and beat until you have medium peaks (firm with tips that droop slightly). Using a really large metal spoon, loosen the chocolate mixture by folding in a big tablespoon of the egg whites, then fold in the rest carefully so that you don't lose air. Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes. Test by inserting a fine skewer into the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean, with no batter attached, the cake is ready. Leave it to cool in the tin: don't worry if it deflate and crack a lot, but that's the beauty of this cake. Crispy on the top, moisty and luscious on the inside. Put on to a plate and dust with icing sugar before serving. Enjoy!
If you enjoy hiking and spending days out in nature, then Washington is one of the best places on the planet to be. Also known as the “Evergreen State,” there are state parks, national parks, national forests, and wilderness areas in each and every corner of Washington that just beg to be explored. While some of your hikes here might be a bit rainy, Washington also gets lots of sunshine each year to help you get out among the trees. These are a few of our favorite Washington hikes to check out next time you’re in the Pacific Northwest! The North Cascades is a wonderful place to take a hike, especially between the months of July and October. One great hike here is Horseshoe Basin on the East Slope. The trail here is about 12 miles long and gains approximately 1,550 feet of elevation. This is a favorite hike among backpacking enthusiasts because you can extend this hike to be even longer and spend several days or even a week exploring the region. Mount Baker is known as the go-to ski destination for Seattle residents during the winter, but the forest in this region is perfect for hiking in the summer and fall too. For example, the Chain Lakes hike at Mount Baker can be between two and eight miles, depending on how long of a hiking day you’re looking for. The route gains about 1,700 feet in elevation and can be completed as an easy loop or a longer backpacking trip. Just be aware that there are several off-shoots of the trail, so bring a map so that you don’t get lost. The snow here often extends throughout the spring and early summer months, so delay your trip until August if you want to avoid the white stuff. Plan to spend about four or five hours on this loop hike. Mount Rainier is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Washington, and a famous hiking route here is Burroughs Mountain. This trail is about 4.7 miles long, has 900 feet of elevation gain, and takes about 2.5 hours to complete. You can find the trailhead from the Sunrise parking area, pass by Shadow Lake, and climb to the White River and Emmons Glacier overlook. Sunrise Camp is about a mile from the parking area if you want to obtain a camping permit and stay overnight. This is one of the most accessible tundra regions of the Cascades with superb mountain views with every step you take. Another great Mount Rainier hike is Tolmie Peak, which travels to a lookout point and along Eunice Lake. One trail option travels about 7.5 miles long and reaches a high point of 5,900 feet. This is another hike that’s best pursued in August, September, or October. You’ll get awesome views of the mountains, lake, and trees for all your hard work getting up the mountain on this Washington hike. This is a family-friendly hike that you can bring the kids along for. You’ll need a national park pass or to pay the daily fee to enter the park, and plan to spend about three hours on this hike. Snowy Views on the Snow Lake Trail, Snoqualmie Pass, Cascade Mountains, Washington. A wonderful moderate-difficulty hike in Washington is the popular Snow Lake Trail, which starts from the Alpental ski area and has lovely views and campsites along the way. The trail is about 6.5 miles long and takes approximately three to four hours to complete for most hikers. You may see wildflowers along the steep and rocky trekking route here, but save your adventure for summer or fall to avoid the potential of avalanches. Mount St. Helens is a Southern Washington volcano that erupted in 1980 but has been deemed safe to hike again today. You’ll need to get a permit to hike to the summit of Mount St. Helens, which is about five miles each way, and be prepared to hike through some volcanic ash. The top of the mountain stands at 8,365 feet tall and offers amazing views of the South Cascade mountains. Monitor Ridge is a highly recommended hiking route here that is hard but doesn’t require any technical climbing skills. Permits are required year-around, and only a limited number of permits are given out per day between April and October. Gloves are recommended for the ash pumice areas that are harsh on skin, a jacket is also recommended because it is often quite windy on the peak, and trekking poles make this hike a bit easier on the knees. Another unforgettable national park worth visiting in Washington is Olympic National Park, which is home to the strenuous Mount Ellinor hiking trail. Only attempt this trail if you’re an experience hiker because of the serious elevation gains involved. The hike lasts about three to four hours for most hikers and is about 5.5 miles long. Along the way, you’ll experience lush forests, snowy mountain peaks, and awesome views. This is a hike that is best done between the months of March and November. The Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, extends from Mexico to Canada, and some great portions of it extend through the state of Washington. In total, the PCT extends 2,650 miles long, but you don’t need to have that kind of endurance to experience this epic hiking route for yourself. One popular portion of the PCT that you can hike is from Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie Pass. This is a 75-mile portion of the PCT that passes through some very scenic parts of the Cascades. If you have even more time and energy than this, you can hike a 147-mile portion of the PCT in Southern Washington from Bridge of the Gods on the border of Oregon and Washington to White Pass. Just be prepared for some serious elevation gains and lots of climbing and descending to go with your epic views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, and the Columbia River.
Hand of Hope’s short-term medical and dental outreaches began with one trip to Cambodia in 2007. What started out small has now led to several yearly trips to countries around the world. Recently, our team was able to complete the 100th short-term medical and dental outreach in Zambia. Here are some of the lives you were able to impact in the span of just one day! Oscar came to our medical tent reporting that he was randomly falling down every month. Just the night before, he had fallen down and sustained a traumatic injury to his right arm. The doctor said that it was the type of fracture that could have very easily severed his main artery in his arm. After Oscar’s examination, it was determined that he had a seizure disorder. Unfortunately, he had no way of getting to the hospital for treatment, so we paid for his transport. By diagnosing his disorder, our team hoped he could avoid future injuries to his body. Sweet Grace came to our outreach hunched over and suffering for aches that most 89-year-olds would experience. However, she did not have the simple medicines available to help. Our team was able to give her aspirin, blood pressure medicine and pills for her muscles; such simple solutions to the pain she was feeling. Our team was also happy to pray with Grace before she left; “Now after prayer, I feel that my body has become normal. It doesn’t feel as badly as before.” She left standing much straighter! 67-year-old Alex had been having trouble with his eyes for at least two years. He was not able to see clearly, and which caused him difficulty when reading. After meeting with one of our volunteers, he received a pair of glasses and was so ecstatic to be able to read again. What was the first book he picked up? One of Joyce’s from the prayer tent! We’ve been able to treat 297,923 patients and see 106,056 salvations over the course of 100 trips, but there are so many more lives to reach! You can find out more about our upcoming trips at joycemeyer.org/MedicalMissions. So, whether you’ve been a volunteer in the past, or you’ve been financially supporting Joyce Meyer Ministries, you’re a part of this…thank you!
Wild space Adventures were recently received support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) BIG2 grant. This grant facilitated the development of a new project designed to grow our team. The focus of the project was on using outdoor and adventurous activities to support those suffering from emotional, physiological or psychological trauma. As part of this project the Wildspace team were able to work with young people from all over the UK, including some of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, to try and make a positive difference to their lives.
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On 19th and 20th of September 2018, a mini-concert was scheduled to be held in front of the futsal field as part of the Autumn Club Festival. Unfortunately, it was raining cats and dogs over the two days, so the performances were canceled. The rain had been predicted several days before, but the Club Association of DKU did not prepare a contingency plan that would prevent its cancellation. The concert was merely delayed and eventually canceled due to incessant rain. This public performance takes a long time to prepare and is held only once a year. Everyone involved made an all-out effort for this mini-concert, but they did not expect a bad ending like this. The Autumn Club Festival is not the only event to have faced last minute challenges that potentially derail the best laid plans. We wanted to know more about these problems and how they were handled, so The Dankook Herald (DKH) conducted interviews with a few members from different campus clubs. If you are a Dankookian (students of Dankook University), then you must know about the festival Danfesta, held every spring. During this period, there are often weather problems to overcome. Last year, with gloomy forecasts predicted, many Dankookians feared the festival would be canceled. While it wasn’t totally canceled, a lot of events were abandoned or altered for the safety of the students due to the inclement weather. ▲ Lightings and speakers were covered to prevent the rains from flowing in. During the Autumn Club Festival, many clubs have their own booths to self-advertise. Some clubs even have performances prepared to promote themselves. However, this year, The Club Association had not prepared a backup plan in case of rain. So many clubs had to close their booths, missing a great opportunity to recruit new members and supporters. This was a problem because preventing the festival from closing in case of rain was one of the main promises made by The Club Association when they took over. In addition, in the Kakao-Talk chatroom with the club presidents, the subject of weather conditions came up many times, but nobody offered any specific solutions. They just said they would solve the problem if they had to. This lack of preparedness angered many students. After the Autumn Club Festival ended, the DKH heard many comments from two club presidents in the Department of Performing Arts. They were disappointed they could not make their long-waited performances. Both clubs had been preparing for the Autumn Club Festival for more than 1 month. They saw it as a great opportunity to showcase the kind arts they do. However, they were disappointed when the events were canceled. The performers had to wait all day before they were given the final decision to cancel the event by the Club Association. President of club b pointed out that this was not the first time the association cancelled performances because of rain. Club members had to cancel their busking performances during the last school festival due to rain. With the cancellation of two performances in a row, understandably the morale of members rapidly declined and the overall mood of the club was depressed. They said, of course, it would be best if the Club Association scheduled performances on a day when it is not raining, but since they cannot control the weather, they need to develop a plan B. President A said that the Association could rent other venues, like indoor theaters in the Humanities Hall or the student theater in Hyedang Hall. Regardless of how many people attend the event, President A thinks the Association has a responsibility to provide the opportunity they promised, as the students prepared for it for numerous days. President B knows that all promoters of school events work hard for a successful result, but much more needs to be done. Students who do not belong to the school club don’t even know when the festival is supposed to take place. B thinks more promotions are needed to improve attendance and also that they need people who are knowledgeable about electronic devices. A person who is in charge of using electrical devices is critical for the success of the performance, too. The Dankook University Club Association was in charge of running the festival program. When the DKH asked whether they were aware of the forecast for the time of the outdoor performances they said, the plan was made and planned carefully a few weeks before the event. They realized that it could rain during the planning process and that the mid-term forecast at the time was not accurate for the event date, location, rental date, and promotional announcement date with various companies, so they went ahead with the plan. ▲ This is a picture of many people under umbrellas in the heavy rain at a festival. When asked if there was a plan B, in case it rained, the association answered, they were thinking of the student theater as the next best thing. They remember it rained on the last day of the festival in 1st semester and the groups preparing for the performance changed the venue to the indoor student theater for safety reasons. But most club members complained about the static atmosphere and the absence of classmates due to the layout of the student theater. As a result, they decided to stick to the outdoor plan, unless it rained too much. Lastly, when the DKH asked about what measures are taken to address prevailing weather conditions for upcoming events, the association said, when planning events, Dankookians can plan for weather conditions during the rainy season, but they also have many other things to consider. For the event, you need to prepare several contracts and begin planning a few months before and it is impossible to make double contracts to cover unexpected weather situations. So associations need to change the venue and choose a direction that works regardless of the conditions. Unfortunately, the gym and the student theater are places where it is harder to move around as compared to the outdoors, so changing places is not the best solution either. If you can be certain that it will rain, then you can start planning the event in that place from the ground up, but it is obviously unrealistic to know for certain what the weather will be that many months in advance. ▲ Singer PSY performing at DANFESTA 2018 and students wearing rain coats due to the rain. Through the interview, we learned that the organizers faced a lot of troubles when they were planning the event, how they solved problems, how they dealt with the school and how they understand and sympathize with their members. However, we also learned from club members that they feel the organizers were irresponsible for not being prepared for the rainy weather that was predicted. It is surely the role of the association to strive for the satisfaction of students, despite their organizational difficulties. As we stressed earlier, this has happened before, therefore many people were disappointed and students lost faith in the association. In order to better prepare for future events, the association needs to implement a thorough plan b and strive to restore the trust of the student body. Every association can see this as a lesson and be more vigilant and more aggressive in their actions when planning their events.
Finance Asia has a report on Asian tidal / ocean current power company Atlantis - Tidal power company moves to the next level. Power generation using tidal currents is the latest renewable energy source to emerge as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. The technology has yet to be deployed commercially, but the unparalleled predictability of the movement and intensity of tides suggests it has clear advantages for the power industry, versus some of the other renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power. According to an Atlantis press release, ocean power, which includes tidal current power, wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion, represents a vast source of energy estimated at between 2,000 and 4,000 terawatt hours per year. The US and the UK combined have sufficient ocean power potential to meet around 15% of their power needs. Having spent 10 years developing its turbines, Cornelius says Atlantis is now ready to become the first tidal power developer to establish mini-arrays (essentially farms or fields of multiple subsea turbines of 1 or 2 megawatts each). This will allow it to aggregate the necessary data about environmental and turbine performance before it moves on to apply for permits for projects of a much more significant scale. These commercial projects should see the company turn cash flow positive in 2011, he adds. The company has had a 150KW turbine installed and connected to the grid in Australia since 2006 and is hoping to build up its generation capacity there, but it is also actively looking for several other sites both in Asia and Europe where it can set up trail arrays. It is currently evaluating potential installation opportunities in the Pentland Firth off Northern Scotland, in the Bay of Fundy and in British Columbia off the east and west costs of North America and off the coast of South Korea. China also has the potential to become a “huge” market, according to Cornelius, since the company’s Nereus turbine that is suitable for shallow-water can be deployed not just in tidal oceans, but in rivers too – and that is a resource that China has a plenty of. Atlantis also has a second type of turbine, the Solon, which is a deep-water turbine that can be installed in some of the fastest flowing currents in the world.
Wages & salaries for Computer software engineers, applications in Salinas, CA ? The BLS estimates that in Salinas, CA there were around 100 employed in the field of Computer software engineers, applications. Computer software engineers, applications in Salinas, CA earned 17% more than average for Computer software engineers, applications in the United States. Computer software engineers, applications in Salinas, CA earned 153% more than the average worker in Salinas, CA. Computer software engineers, applications in Salinas, CA earned 119% more than the average worker in California. Computer software engineers, applications in Salinas, CA earned 145% more than the average worker in the United States.
Helesti Daye-Fourie never leaves her house after dark. The risk of being carjacked and shot standing in her own driveway is too high. Every day after picking up her eight-year-old son from school, the Johannesburg mum-of-two takes a different route home, eyes on the rear-view mirror. Her 20-month-old toddler sits in his car seat behind her, where he can easily be grabbed at a moment’s notice. That’s because Ms Day-Fourie doesn’t want her son, in the event of an attack, to be trapped by his seatbelt, dragged along outside of the car and killed — as happened to a four-year-old boy whose parents and sister were forced out of their car by three armed men in nearby Boksburg, just 30 minutes away. In Centurion, an hour’s drive away, a two-year-old was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking earlier this year.
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Just took a “Trophy of a Lifetime” What’s Next? You have just harvested a trophy of a lifetime maybe it will even make the Boone and Crocket or Pope and Young record books, now what? This experience may not be encountered again for many years for most hunters, so you need to be made aware of the questions a taxidermist will ask you and what you need to Mounted Whitetail Deerask them before contacting a taxidermist. You also know that you will have the animal mounted by a reputable taxidermist. Selecting a taxidermist can be almost as challenging as harvesting your new trophy. What Room will Display the Mounted Animal? Where are you going to hang your new trophy mount? The room in which the mount will hang is a contributing factor on the pose you will select for the mount. There are so many poses available! If your ceilings are around 8′ high or a basement den, the ceilings are not likely to be vaulted. How tall are the antlers? A full upright taxidermy pose might require the mount to hang low on the wall. There are three basic form poses – upright, semi-sneak, and full sneak. With an upright form, the neck is in a vertical position almost parallel to the wall. The semi sneak form has the neck and head down at approximate 40 degree angle off the wall. The full sneak pose has the neck at almost 85 degrees from the wall. For a low ceiling, a semi sneak or full sneak may be the better choice for your new trophy mount. Time to Interview The Taxidermist! Where can I see some of your work? You need to look at their work very close. Look at the eyes, is it a natural look or does it look like the animal is bug eyed? Feel the back of the head between the antlers and slide your hand down the back of the neck. Do you feel the Stitches they used to sew the hide together? Has the hide shrunk? You will not notice this with true tanned hides. Found your Taxidermist ”Enjoy” your Trophy! The return time of your trophy mount is not as important as the above questions if you feel you have found the right taxidermist to do the mount for you. It should still be around 1 year, but 1 1/2 years is not uncommon! The Last this is the cost of the mount. How much is it worth to you? If you think you have found the right person to mount the animal the actual cost should not impact your decision. After all you get what you pay for!! Be Prepared buy a Quality Knife! Your knife is your best friend when you are in the outdoors and trying to survive. The survival knife is a tool that can be used in so many ways; it is the most invaluable tool you may possess. There are literally hundreds of different knives to choose from but you should be choosing one before you leave for the outdoors. Buy a Survival Knife that fits YOU! Size: You want your knife to be small enough to carry but large enough to be used to cut branches from trees, butcher meat and even for digging. Sharpness: Your survival knife should be sharp at all times especially when you first purchase it, if it isn’t sharp then, then it never will be. Balance: Your knife should have a good balance to it, meaning the blade and handle will complement each other. When you swing the knife, the weight if the blade should be doing a lot of the work. Try a few knives and you will notice how they differ in balance and pick the one that best suits you. Good Handle: The handle of the outdoor knife should be comfortable to use and preferably made of wood as this means it won’t slip as much. If possible try and get a knife that is fixed blade. This means that the blade of the knife doesn’t fold in. A fixed blade knife is more reliable and safer to use as some folding knives don’t lock well or can slip and cause injury. Always make sure your knife has a good sheath, leather is the best kind, and that it is sheathed when not in use. A Good “Sharpening Stone” is a Must! The proper care and maintenance of your knife is extremely important and should be a daily ritual when it is in use. Sharpening the blade is essential and the best way to do this is to purchase a sharpening stone. Diamond sharpeners and other type of sharpeners are good but none of these do as good a job as a sharpening stone in the hands of someone who knows how to use one. Your knife’s blade should be sharpened to a point that is not too steep and is still thick enough not to chip. To properly use a sharpening stone, it is best to dampen it first and then move the blade over the stone in a circular motion on angled so that you are removing the burrs and chips from the cutting edge, you will feel it when you get that perfect angle. When Sharpening the blade it must be simultaneously flipped to get the best cutting edge possible. A sharpened blade should have no burrs and the angle of the cutting edge should be constant. Your knife is your best friend when in a survival situation. Choosing the right Survival knife and maintain it by keeping it very sharp knife sharpener are lessons that should be learned before heading to the great outdoors for some Outdoor Survival fun.
The purpose of this role is to provide individualized support to enable people to remain independent and continue to live within their own homes. We are looking for caring and compassionate people to become day makers ensuring our service users are happy and comfortable with the service they receive. As a home care assistant, you will spend your time out in the community visiting our service users and ensuring they are well looked after, safe and happy. The type of care and support that we offer varies depending on each service user’s individual needs.
Where you’re from: I live in a place called Regensburg, one of the most beautiful towns in Bavaria (if I do say so myself)! The city is both old and new: its history goes all the way back to the 9th century and it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006 for its uniquely well-preserved medieval Old Town. At the same time, the universities make it feel very young! It’s a great place to have grown up. Where and what you’re studying: I am in the final stages of gaining my Bachelor’s degree in political science and British Studies, having studied in Regensburg and Hong Kong. What is one project or activity you enjoyed at the Embassy? Being an intern in the economics department at the embassy, the tariffs on steel and aluminium introduced by the United States during my time in DC had a great impact on my work: it was fascinating watching the political process at such proximity! I also really appreciated the department itself because it covers such a wide range of topics. For example, I was able to gain insights into farming and agricultural exports, the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the US, but also the challenges of migration and developmental work by visiting various events around the city and aiding colleagues in their research. What do you think is one of Germany’s main foreign policy challenges and what should Germany do about it? I can only echo what my fellow interns have mentioned in this section: finding and preserving unity – both domestically and within the EU –, strengthening the transatlantic relationship and tackling the rise of populism around the world are issues that must be taken seriously. Likewise, making sure the art of diplomacy and skilled conversation is not lost in a world where a Tweet travels faster than actions. What are some cultural impressions you gained of the United States? I love how open and communicative people are in the US compared to Germany. Every conversation here starts with a “How are you?” – be it a random person on the street or your Uber driver. If you ask cashiers in Germany about their well-being I can guarantee all you will get are strange looks. What has been your biggest surprise with regard to living in Washington? I have never been to a place that is more political than DC! This city lives and breathes politics, be it all the government agencies and organizations that are based here, the think tanks and the events they host, or everyday life in general. When you meet somebody here, chances are they work on the Hill, for the World Bank or an NGO. As a student of political science, the atmosphere in this place is a dream! What do you miss about Germany? Apart from my family, friends and my dog I’d have to say living in a small country! It’s a weird thing to miss, I know. One of the joys of living in Europe is having so many different cultures, languages and traditions in such proximity. A four-hour drive is not considered a quick excursion as it is in the US! One thing I definitely don’t miss, however, is not being able to do your shopping on a Sunday or after 8 pm. That’s one convenience I have come to appreciate a lot and that will be sorely missed when it’s time for me to return home. What has been your biggest lesson learnt during your internship? Be prepared for lots and lots of small talk! DC is the capital of networking. I have lost count of the amount of business cards people have given me during the two short months I have been here. Having a few easy topics of conversation on-hand makes life a lot easier! What has been your biggest challenge living here? Dealing with all the single-use plastic. It is nearly impossible to avoid when doing the weekly shop and often it is utterly superfluous! It should not be possible to buy individually plastic-wrapped potatoes or pre-peeled eggs and oranges in plastic containers, yet these things are readily available at my local grocery store. I am glad, however, that DC has introduced a 5-cent plastic bag fee; it’s definitely a step in the right direction. Where do you plan to go or what do you plan to do after your internship? Sadly, even the most fun internships must end someday… I will be returning home to Regensburg and will be greeted by an exam and term papers before finally finishing by Bachelor’s thesis. After that, who knows where life will take me!
Meditation is one of the most powerful and meaningful practices we undertake in spiritual life. It is a means for self-development and transformation. The Buddhist tradition offers rich and subtle teachings for the practice of meditation leading to full realization of spiritual and human potential. Both strands of practice are part of a Buddhist path. A practitioner generally begins with establishing a foundation of calmness and concentration, making the mind pliable and the heart receptive to a further stage of investigation and reflection on the nature of existence. In the course of a consistent meditation practice, many realizations and changes in the psyche will occur naturally along the way. We begin by cultivating deep attention and kindness towards ourselves, then in turn, towards a good friend, someone we do not know well, someone with whom we have difficulty, and finally, all beings equally, without preference. No matter what one hopes to gain from starting a meditation practice, benefits will come. Each time we meditate is a new experience, a new opportunity for greater depth of awareness and positive growth.

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