12 November

Seven Signs Your Home May Need Replacement Windows In Topeka Kansas

byAlma Abell

The windows of a home are more important than many homeowners realize. They provide protection from the outside environment and allow for healthy air circulation. While vinyl windows can last up to forty years, older windows begin to break down much faster and often need to be replaced before other components of the home. It is important homeowners are able to recognize the warning signs they need Replacement Windows in Topeka Kansas.

  • If the windows of a home are crank style, it is likely time they are replaced since this style of window went out decades ago. It is especially important they are replaced if their components are no longer working properly.
  • When the windows of a home does not stay open or shut, it behooves an owner to seek the experts for Replacement Windows in Topeka Kansas.
  • Should a homeowner find their windows are drafty, this means there are openings that are allowing air in. These can cause increased energy costs for a homeowner.
  • If the windows are cold to the touch and have a film of moisture on them, this is a sign there are problems that need to be addressed. This shows the windows are not acting as a barrier against the outside temperatures.
  • When older windows are no longer able to lock, this presents a major safety concern. Not only does this allow for the possibility of a break-in, but it can also present a danger to smaller children who can open the window and fall out.
  • If older windows begin leaking during a major rainfall, it may be time for Replacement Windows in Topeka Kansas.
  • Older windows require extensive maintenance that can often be difficult to carry out. Replacing the windows with new vinyl models will make the maintenance tasks much easier.

If your older windows have become an eyesore or are a pain to deal with, now is the time to consider replacements. For more information on your replacement options, visit Arrowexteriors.net. They provide homeowners with the window replacement services they are in need of, along with exterior solutions. Call today for your appointment to get started.

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12 November

U.S. Congress reaches deal on payroll tax cut extension

Friday, December 23, 2011

Speaker of the U.S. House John Boehner announced yesterday that he would agree to a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut. In an effort to end the impasse between the House and Senate, Boehner told Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid that he would schedule a House vote on the Senate version of the bill that would extend the tax cut, which was due to expire at the end of the year.

Speaker Boehner announced the agreement in a brief statement: “Senator Reid and I have reached an agreement that will ensure taxes do not increase for working families on January 1”. Boehner informed other congressmen of the deal in a conference call yesterday evening.

The House may pass the bill via unanimous consent today, which would not require the presence of all members. Boehner and Reid also agreed to a bipartisan negotiation committee to sort out differences and extend the tax cut for an entire year, a goal recently sought by Republicans in the House.

The extension of the payroll tax cut, which would prevent approximately 160 million Americans from seeing a tax increase in 2012, had already been passed by the Senate last weekend. Earlier yesterday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell joined several other Republican Senators in encouraging the House to pass the extension.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said that once the House acts, he “will be happy to restart the negotiating process to forge a yearlong extension.” At a news conference, Speaker Boehner issued a statement: “We have fought the good fight. Why not do the right thing for the American people even though it’s not exactly what we want.” President Obama also responded to the development in a statement: “This is good news, just in time for the holidays. This is the right thing to do to strengthen our families, grow our economy, and create new jobs. This is real money that will make a real difference in people’s lives.”

The tax cut extension impasse began when the House effectively rejected the Senate-approved version of the bill on Tuesday after being faced with opposition from House Republicans, specifically those associated with the Tea Party movement, who advocated for spending cuts and the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

11 November

NBA 2K8 Asia Championship: Taiwan Stage Highlights

Monday, December 24, 2007

The “NBA 2K8 Asia Championship” Taiwan Qualifier, organized by NBA Asia Corp. and sponsored by Microsoft Taiwan, was held on December 22 & 23. According to the organizer, Taiwan was chosen as the first on-site stage tournament because of some of the market share factor on the gaming industry and the gaming population.

In Taiwan’s qualifier, the organizer successively invited models from Catwalk Production House and two Taiwanese bands (Yummy, 2moro) for friendship matches with the public. With the entertainers’ participation, it attracted media and press in the entertainment industry.

On the other hand, to conjunct with sports and gaming, the organizer set the experience area with not only the Xbox 360 gaming console but also a shooting machine.

In this 2-day qualifier, due to some issues on the arrangement of the schedule, some registered gamers offered to quit the championship, but it didn’t take effect on the results of the single day champion, the 2-day champion, and overall champion. Finally, Yu-cheng Lin won the overall champion to participate in the Grand Final of the championship in South Korea on January 12, 2008.

According to the organizer, the Hong Kong qualifier will start on January 5 & 6, 2008 at Plaza Hollywood in Diamond Hill, Hong Kong.

11 November

Australian refugee contractor accused of breaching its duty of care

Friday, December 30, 2005


  • 1 Richard Niyonsaba
  • 2 Denial of food
  • 3 Background and Criticisms
  • 4 Sources

The Australian Centre for Languages, a company which has a multi-million dollar contract with the Australian government to provide refugee services, has been accused of breaching its duty of care following the death of a chronically ill child and allegations of failing to provide three women in their care with food.

11 November

Night Club Runs Limousine Services

Submitted by: Rafi Michael

Nightclub runs in Toronto are common. Party lovers go to clubs to have a good time and some people opt to use limousine rental services. In areas such as Ontario, a person can contact limousine companies to transport them to or from the club. Nightclub runs are enjoyable because most of them have entertainers who make sure that the party does not end before dawn. Nightclubs offer a variety of entertainments such as live bands, parties with themes and DJ mixes. The most common characteristics of most nightclubs in Toronto include the availability of drinks and music. Most people take part in nightclub runs during the weekend when they have less official duties to attend to.

A person can make a nightclub run more interesting by classic limo services. One may ask for chauffer services, which include VIP treatment. Such services come for an extra fee. Going to such clubs with friends makes it even more interesting as opposed to going alone. One does not necessarily have to hire an expensive limo. A person can hire cheap party bus services if they cannot afford the expensive ones. Mississauga is ideal for holding night parties due to its exquisite nightclub features, which include car services.

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The locations of nightclubs in Toronto enable a person to access limousine services without the need to worry about distance costs. The limousine rentals charge their clients for the distance covered and transportation services offered. Nightclubs runs in Toronto take place far from institutions such as churches and hospitals; this is because the noise may affect the activities that take place in these institutions. Some nightclubs can offer to contact limousine companies for their customers.

Nightclub runs in Ontario may be costly depending on the means one uses to get to the club and the club a person visits. The services offered in most of these clubs are customer friendly and this is what makes a club to be popular. The services offered such as quick drink or food order deliveries also contribute to this. The organizing of nightclub runs should involve the adherence to Canada Laws. Nightclubs should offer quality foods and drinks to its customers to keep them coming back for more. Dancing in nightclubs is common with the youth who want to have a good time.

In a situation where a person is too drunk to go home alone, the nightclub may call car services to transport the person home for a fee. A person can ask a party limo chauffer to wait until the party is over in order to take them back home or to their hotel. Nightclub runs can however get an underage in trouble with the law, especially if one commits an offense. Underage partygoers are not allowed to participate in such activities unless accompanied by adult supervisors. People who have the attained the required age may take part in Nightclub runs. An adult should therefore take full responsibility of their child or teenager. Nightclub runs ensure that a party stays alive until the revelers get too tired to party any more.

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10 November

Rugby Union: Queensland’s Ballymore Cup quarter finals

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Ballymore Cup Quarter Finals were played Wednesday. The Ballymore Cup is a state wide Rugby Union competition in the Australian state of Queensland. Schools participating in the Greater Public Schools (GPS) competition do not compete in the Ballymore Cup.

The North Queensland quarter finals are played as a round robin competition between four teams in Makay while the three other quarter finals are played at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.

Below are reports off each match in division 1.

Siena Catholic College 11 – 5 Marsden State High School

Siena Catholic College from the Sunshine Coast managed to slip past Marsden State High School 11 points to 5. Both sides crossed the oppositions line but penalties committed by Marsden gifted Siena the victory.

Siena defeated reigning champions Mountain Creek State High School in the Sunshine Coast division 1 competition final. They will play the winner of this weekends North Queensland Carnival in the semis.

Corinda State High School 0 – 44 All Saints Anglican School

Brisbane West’s Corinda State High School never seemed to be in the match as All Saints Anglican School from the Gold Coast eased pass them 44 point to zero. All Saints ran rings around the Corinda defence.

All Saints will play John Paul College in the semi final.

North Side Christian College 0 – 47 John Paul College

John Paul college will meet All Saints Anglican School in the semis after they defeated North Side Christian College forty-seven points to zero.

Rockhampton Grammar School, Whitsundays Anglican School (Mackay), Townsville Grammar School and St Augustine’s College (Cairns) will play the North Queensland Carnival as part of the Ballymore Cup quarter finals this weekend.

10 November

Neola North wildfire in Utah blamed for three deaths

Monday, July 2, 2007

A wildfire in the Ashley National Forest has been blamed for three deaths and has led to the evacuation of about 500 residents of the communities of Whiterocks, Farm Creek, Paradise and Tridell in eastern Utah.

The fire broke out on Friday, June 29 at around 9:00 a.m. local time in Duschene county, north of Neola by state route 121, and proceeded to spread westward into Uintah county.

To date, the cause of the wildfire is unknown. An early report by public safety officials claimed it was caused by a faulty power line or transformer. However, a later announcement by Moon Lake Electric Association CEO Grant Earl disputed this.

By Saturday morning, the fire had spread across approximately 46 square miles of land and been blamed for three fatalities: George Houston, his son Tracy Houston, and Roger Roberson, all from Farm Creek. Eleven year old Duane Houston, George’s grandson, was able to escape the fire with only minor injuries.

The communities of Whiterocks, Farm Creek, Paradise and Tridell, consisting of approximately 500 local residents, were evacuated by Sunday, and at least five homes are known to have been destroyed. Those without family or friends to provide lodging have been relocated to the Ute Indian Tribe’s auditorium in Fort Duchesne and Union High School in Roosevelt.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency became involved in the management of fire fighting efforts on Sunday, and a specialized regional wildland fire team, the Rocky Mountain Type One Management Team, had begun to converge on the Uinta Basin to assist with the firefighting, along with about 100 members of the Utah National Guard.

Reports that same day claimed the fire was 5% contained, but that it had split into at least two separate smaller fires. Authorities declared their intention to prevent the fire from moving eastwards into Dry Fork Canyon and the town of Tridell.

10 November

2008 Google Developer Day starts from Yokohama, Japan

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2008 The 2nd-annual Google Developer Day started its tournament in Pasifico Yokohama, Japan as its first stage. According to Google, this programmer-based event is similar to Google I/O, the largest programming event which is only available in USA and held earlier on May 28 & 29 in San Francisco, California.

Takuya Oikawa, Software Engineer of Google Japan, analyzed the future trend on programming and redefined the “3C”. “There are three key features to drive on the next generation programming, that is, ‘Client’ [user-oriented], ‘Connectivity’, and ‘Cloud Computing‘,” stated Oikawa.

Fumitoshi Ukai, the Software Engineer of Google Japan, has pointed out the importance of Google App Engine, and performed a SWOT analysis using the Sichuan earthquake as an example, and said: “The failure or success of Cloud Computing will be determined by three critical factors – ability of offline computing, language support, and quotas of databases.”

After the Japan Stage, 2008 Google Developer Day will be held in China, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, and Brazil during the month of June. The Europe Tour of Google Developer Day will kick off from London, England on September 16.

9 November

Tiny Craft Room Uses Rv Storage Ideas

By Angela Glancy

A craft room is a great place to keep hobby items that would otherwise clutter up your family’s living space or home office. Craft rooms tend to be very small though, some no more than the size of a walk in closet, so storage becomes a key concern for those hobbies that require lot of accessories and components. The best solution for a tiny craft room is to use RV type of storage.

Like a small craft room, an RV (recreational vehicle) tends to house a lot of items in a very small space. These not only have to be housed, but secured so that everything does not get tossed about or broken when the RV is moving during travel. For that reason, RV storage is the ideal solution to tiny craft room storage.

Storage Ideas: Apothecary

The biggest thing that accumulates in a tiny craft room is paraphernalia. Whether you are a scrapbook fanatic, love to sew, create photo collages, or build model cars, it requires a host of items in order to make projects flow smoothly. The biggest challenge in the room is to find a home for the myriad of little parts and pieces that you need in order to have fun with your hobby.

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One great answer is an apothecary, which is very similar to a wall of drawers used in a medicine shop to store a lot of medicines and medicine equipment. They can be as shallow or deep as you need them to be, and floor-to-ceiling drawers are stylish and a handy means of storing everything. Labeling the drawers will help you find what you are looking for when you work your hobby, and everything stays neat and organized.

Storage Ideas: Cube Storage

Cube wall shelves are another simple and helpful idea for storing some types of craft materials, such as paper, felt, tape, paint, and similar items. Much like a picture frame, they are cubes that hang directly on the wall with room to insert a few accessories. Size and depth are based on the cube, and varying sizes can create depth in the room while still maintaining style and sophistication.

Similar to an apothecary, a cube storage system offers many different units to hold multiple items securely. However, many cube storage systems are customizable, whereas the apothecary’s cubes are all the same size. With a cube storage system, you can tailor the size of the cube to meet your needs, and some systems come with doors that can be closed on scissors, glue, and dangerous items that should be kept away from children or pets.

Making Every Inch Count

Finally, the best RV storage for a tiny craft room is to make every square inch of storage space count. Build storage drawers or cabinets under your desk. Take a cabinet with a door, such as a medicine cabinet, and appropriate it for craft room use. Hanging baskets are great, but they spill easily and aren’t always the best option for storing small items. Use them for yarn or other material that will not fall out easily and make a mess.

About the Author: Writer/Designer, Angela Glancy, writes for AmericanArtisanArt.com and has many ideas for bringing the beauty of metal wall panels and wooden wall sculptures to your interiors.

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9 November

All major American TV networks show charity concert for Katrina victims

Saturday, September 10, 2005

On Friday, all six major American television networks; ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, WB, and UPN, along with most PBS stations, united in a rare show of solidarity to air a one hour charity concert called Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast.

The concert aired live at 8pm in the Eastern time zone and 7pm in the Central time zone and on tape-delay in the Mountain and Pacific time zones. It was also shown on the Internet and many cable networks such as USA, Bravo and G4.

The show was produced by Joel Gallen, the same man behind the September 11th tribute concert America: A Tribute to Heroes. The show was not censored for political statements but was for obscenities. Gallen did not expect any political statements. Last week, rapper Kayne West made a remark on an NBC charity show A Concert for Hurricane Relief, in which West claimed that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”, which caused controversy.

The concert began with Randy Newman singing “Louisana 1927.” Throughout the concert there were notable acts, such U2 performing “One” with Mary. J Blige. Another moment was Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and the house band from The Late Show with David Letterman doing a cover of John Fogerty’s “Who’ll Stop The Rain”.

Donations were being solicited for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Telecom company AT&T provided toll-free calling and 10 call centers for the event and MCI provided volunteers from their call centers.

BET also held a charity concert called S.O.S (Saving OurSelves), a half-hour before cutting to the main one.

MTV, MTV Overdrive, VH1 and CMT will air a charity show Saturday called ReAct Now: Music & Relief.

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