Wednesday, February 3, 2010

According to reports, at least eight people, including three United States military personnel and four schoolgirls, were killed earlier today by a roadside bomb near a girls’ school in north-western Pakistan. Another 62 were injured. The incident occurred in a village in the Lower Dir district, near Swat Valley.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the US troops were travelling to the area in a convoy to attend the opening ceremony of the school for girls when the explosion occurred.

In a statement, the US embassy in Pakistan commented that “three Americans were killed and two injured in a terrorist bomb explosion at about 11:20am today in the Lower Dir district of Pakistan’s federally-administered tribal areas.

“The Americans were US military personnel in Pakistan to conduct training at the invitation of the Pakistan Frontier Corps. They were in Lower Dir to attend the inauguration ceremony of a school for girls that had recently been renovated with US humanitarian assistance,” it added.

Mohammed Wakeel, the chief doctor at the local hospital, confirmed that some of the dead were schoolgirls, saying: “We have four dead bodies [in the hospital]. They are schoolgirls aged ten to fifteen. We have received 65 injured; most of them are girls.”

Rema Bibi, a sixth-grader, was in the school when the explosion happened. She recalled her experiences, stating that “We were all busy with classwork when the a part of the roof collapsed,” as quoted by the Los Angeles Times.

The Taliban, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for the attack. “We claim responsibility for the blast,” said a Taliban spokesman, Azam Tariq.

The US does not officially have stationed troops in Pakistan, although there a few personnel are there. Their duties are primarily to train and advise Pakistani security forces over tactics against local rebel groups.

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On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told troops training in the Golan Heights that Hezbollah and Syria are strengthening and that the delicate balance that Israel has had with the Lebanese militant group since the end of the Second Lebanon War is threatened.

“The other side is getting stronger. It is not a coincidence that we are holding a large-scale intensive exercise here in the Golan,” said Barak. “We’re following closely the violations of the [regional] equilibrium by Hezbollah and Syria, and the strengthening beyond the fence.”

Later, Barak told Israeli television that the Second Lebanon War “turned out into a major launching pad to upgrade Hezbollah’s power.” Barak also criticized the former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon and the Israeli government for not acting wisely “by not responding to Hezbollah’s growing capabilities/”

These statements follow a move by the Israeli Security Council, which last week decided to hold the Lebanese government responsible for any attacks that Hezbollah creates.

License Plates and License Plate Hot Stamping Machine: Quick Insights



License plate hot stamping machine is probably one of the finest inventions that are highly demanded in the present date. Nowadays, many companies involved in manufacturing automobiles have come into existence which has led to easy availability of cars. Cars that are equipped with sophisticated features are made available to the masses at budget friendly prices. The cheap availability of cars has eventually influenced many people to procure one and this has led to an increase in the number of license plates that are manufactured on a daily basis to match the rising number of cars.

License plate manufacturing companies make use of number plate manual press machine to produce different prints. When a customer buys a car, it becomes must for the customer to obtain valid registration of the car from the concerned authorities. A full-fledged body is put to function that provides car owners with a unique number that can be used to identify the car owner and the model of the car. The unique number provided to different car owners holds utmost significance that the issued number is printed in steel plates and put up over the prefrontal and rear side of the car.

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With the number over the license plate, it becomes convenient for the authorities to track a specific car under a situation of burglary or theft. At times, criminals may commit immoral crimes such as bank theft and robbery and use automobiles as a means of escaping the crime. Having a number plate on the car helps cops and the other concerned authorities to keep a track of the automobile and clues relating to the scenario that can prove to be extremely useful in solving a case. Tons of related information is circulated on popular social media platforms that helps the masses develop awareness relating to the different roles played by the license plate of the car.

The manufacturing process is where the Number plate embossing machine comes into play and contributes a lot to the entire license plate processing scene. These hi-tech machines are backed up with sophisticated features that make them print numerous codes all at once. With technology, it has also become easier for license plate manufacturing companies to handle orders in bulk. Considering the number of vehicles present in the street and ones that are about to hit the road, it is obvious that the pressure placed on number plate manufacturing companies is extremely high.

In addition to manufacturing bulk quantity of license plates, there is space allotted for custom-made orders placed by different individuals. Manufacturing custom-made plates involves slight complications, as manufacturers need to place emphasis over producing license plates that are in parallel to the demands placed by the customer. Custom-made plates provide car owners with a range of options to make the plates look as attractive as possible. Customers can choose to add logos and symbols of their choice in the background of the license plate to match their preferences. Many people put up symbols that represent the roots of religions and other cultural values.

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I love Mr. Mafioso on AskMen. Look, college boy, he writes, there are certain lessons that all the books in the world couldnt teach you.

Strikes a chord with me. I came out of college quite the college girl. It was a college in rural Minnesota, very academic, very intellectual. How academic? How intellectual? More students pass the MedCAT from this school than any in the nation, or did at last count. It produces doctors and lawyers, but not necessarily rich ones; more typically labor lawyers and inner-city clinic doctors, or med and law-school professors.

I think it attracts more than its share of NFs Idealists (only 8-10% of the population). Whatever job the Idealist has, its a means to an end: saving the world. This is the college boy Mr. M. is talking about, and the college girl who has to learn to put on her Big Girl Panties, because one can never save the world, but one can lose ones job.

When I left that ivory tower and landed my first job, they saw me coming. Determined to be honest, brave and true (and believing that others were), I got all the extra work, my job description expanding to match the infinite boundaries of my naivete; I got the worst equipment; I interviewed students in a closet (I was a career counselor); and of course I was ostracized just for good measure. Eating lunch alone, I read a copy of How to Survive in the Real World. j.k.

What I did was get street smart. You know how someone in the office is doing better than they ought to considering their education and skills, and you cant figure out why? Then you notice shes got street smarts. She always lands on her feet, she knows the score, she reads between the lines, she gets out when the gettings good, she can add two and two, she can smell a rat, she knows a good thing when she sees it, she knows it takes two to tango …

Its Emotional Intelligence — what Mr. Mafioso talks about in Street Lessons.

He begins with the litany that idealistic intellectuals cant accept: The world isnt fair. It isnt nice. Nobody cares if you get stiffed, if your feelings get bruised or how hungry you are. Were all in the same boat, he alerts us, and it can be a rough ride. Everybody’s trying to get a piece of the action, trying to survive. And the street is equally cruel to everyone.

I’ve seen clients have to experience this many times before they were willing to let go of how they thought the world should be, or wished it were and started dealing with it the way it is (reality-testing). Eventually, with coaching, they quit telling their co-workers nicely (for instance) that they really don’t know what they’re doing after getting shot enough times with a gun they had loaded and handed to someone.

Mr. Mafioso then tells us the thing we least want to hear that its out-of-control. You can be on top one day, wondering what the big deal is, then get bagged. By any of a number of things: family, work, health, divorce, tainted spinach

His rules reframed in Emotional Intelligence language?

1. Keep your guard up. This gels with EQs trust radius? A component of Emotional Intelligence is trust until proven otherwise. Its not seeing the otherwise that gets us in trouble.

2. Stay out of arguments. Wait, he says, until theyve worn each other out, and you can see who the winners going to be. As I put it in my How to Handle Difficult People Internet course, only “fools rush in where angels fear to tread”. That quote was from a book Id read in college. Once I got it aligned with reality, I was fine. Before that, typically I rushed in because I thought I could not BE a fool, I had a college degree.

3. Meet only when necessary. Mr. Mafioso thinks only girls enjoy meeting just to talk; that Real Men meet only to make a decision. Everyone knows that except your boss, right? The one with the M. B. A. from Harvard.

4. Know people. But, he adds, that doesnt mean they need to know YOU. Having friends means connections, opportunities, and information, all good things; but dont disclose anything superfluous (as in the loaded gun above).

5. Dont be too proud to retreat. The next sentence is one that hangs up the Idealists, and is often difficult to dispel. Sometimes its the single goal of my coaching, to get them to quit fighting on principle. If you cant win, he says, give up, back down, go into witness protection (ha ha). Having a strategy beats bravery he says. I think he means bravado. And discretion is the better part of valor. Sometimes a college education IS an advantage.

Mr. Mafioso ends that its back on the bricks for him, learning everything the hard way and hoping my kid doesn’t have to do the same. There’s no cure for this thing called life, so it’s best to learn certain things early on. Nothing can truly prepare you for it, but if you keep your head on a swivel, you’ll suffer fewer unfair surprises.

KEY POINTS here about the kid. When teaching your child (or people you’re coaching, mentoring or managing) emotional intelligence:

1. Youre teaching it whether you want to or not, so get conscious and teach GOOD Emotional Intelligence, not BAD Emotional Intelligence.

2. You are never through learning Emotional Intelligence. It also cannot be learned from a book. Therefore, get coaching.

3. Let them learn their lessons. Dont rescue them unless the house is on fire.

4. Better yet, be really (EQ) smart. Set up the lessons so they can learn them while theyre still under your protection.

5. Connect the dots for them about what youre teaching.

Dont forget to do this (connecting the dots for them). It’s the part most teachers leave out. Like most of us ask our kids, How would you feel if Bobby did that to you? and How do you think Bobby feels now that you spit on him? But we fail to tell them we are teaching Empathy understanding that you have feelings and so does everyone else. Labeling helps to de-mystify the things that mystify us most in life emotional things.

Tell them you are going to teach them stewardship, give them 3 months allowance at one time, tell them it has to last, and then be there when they spend it all at once and have nothing left. Connect the dots for them, giving it language. Its easier to learn this when you have a net.

Now, back to my NF client that Im coaching in Emotional Intelligence.

I cant do that, she says, its against my principles. She is preparing to self-sabotageagain. She says it is against her principles to essentially stand up for herself. To watch her own back, so to speak.

Look, college girl, I tell her. Just put on your Big Girl Panties, aka stress tolerance, creativity, flexibility, resilience, interpersonal skills and the other components of Emotional Intelligence.

It keeps your head on a swivel.

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ORLANDO, Florida – Alien Encounter and The Living Seas at the Walt Disney World Resort are to open today with a makeover.

The Alien Encounter attraction at Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom has been revised to include Experiment 626 from the movie Lilo & Stitch. Now called Stitch’s Great Escape!, the dog-like blue creature will lash out of its tube and terrorise the audience. The Galactic Federation’s Grand Councilwoman, Captain Gantu and Agent Pleakley appear in this show, essentially a prequel to the movie.

At the Living Seas, Crush the sea turtle from the Disney/Pixar movie Finding Nemo will host a new exhibit called Turtle Talk, joining smaller Nemo exhibits, a mainstay at the attraction for several months. Vegetarian shark Bruce will soon become part of a shark education exhibit.

According to publicity, the Turtle Talk show will run every 15 minutes, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. A sign language interpreted performance will run on Fridays at 10:30 am.

Disney is holding the Stitch’s Great Escape! Sweepstakes, with prizes including a five-day, four night trip for four to Walt Disney World Resort.

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To know the changing behaviour of the job market one needs the strong and knowledgeable advice of a professional. As the job market changes its manner very frequently a job-seeking-candidate must make him/her informed about these changes. A proficient job consultant can help a lot in this issue. They have all the needed information about the employment market and they can guide a candidate about how to proceed in the career field. If you are in search of a good job you must take a consultation with a reputed and experienced consultant.

A consultant guides to be smart, updated, and finely communicative. If you have grown these three features you are prepared a little bit for the purpose. You have the potential to face any situation when you are in an occupation. A smart and updated person can handle a situation with his presence of mind, patience, and intelligence. He or she should have a good communicative skill. You can handle even a worse situation or a tough client if you speak well. It is very necessary for today’s job scenario. If a male or a female can communicate perfectly it would help to grow a good customer relation. It also helps one to handle the interviewer. You can face a lot of distressing issues but, you should maintain the calm with a good communicative skill. The interviewer actually wants to puzzle you and to show that how deliberately you are capable to manage the situation. If he can be pleased with your words it will give you a positive feedback. Thus, be a smart, modern, and skilfully communicative for occupying a good job place.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Scott David Dover, 45, a father of two young boys in Cedar City, Utah, was arrested on Thursday and charges against the father could be filed today.

Police say he used electric dog collars to discipline his children. Conviction could result in up to 15 years in prison. Dover is being held in Iron County Jail; bail was set at ten thousand dollars.

Police Sgt. Jerry Womack said that the boys, both about six years old, did not have any burns or marks on them and that it was not known whether the collars had ever been placed around their necks. He also said, however, that Dover admitted to using the collars on his sons.

“It sounds bad, but it actually administers a mild shock. He just felt that was an option for discipline. We disagree vehemently,” said Womack.

Cedar City Police were contacted on Wednesday by the Department of Child and Family Services.

“The kids are OK. Try to always remember that this child needs guidance, protection and someone to show them the way. To us, discipline means guidance, working with children on their strengths or showing them that some things could be done differently,” said Carol Sisco, spokeswoman for the Utah Department of Human Services.

The “shock-collars” emit small electrical currents and are used for training dogs.

So far, the mother has not been charged. Latest reports said the boys were still living with her. Police are still deciding whether to file charges against her.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued proposed calorie labeling rules requiring most retail food vendors to display the calorie counts in items on their menus and menu boards. The proposed rules, issued Friday and expected to be finalized in 2012, would apply to most restaurants, snack bars, vending machines, coffee shops, drive-through restaurants, and convenience and grocery stores.

The US Congress required the rules in the health-care reform law passed in 2010. The rules proposed by the FDA must undergo a public comment period before they are finalized and take effect, said Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Director for Foods at the FDA.

The proposed regulations pertain to businesses devoting more than 50 percent of their floor space to the sale of food or that consider themselves restaurants, specifically food-selling chains with at least 20 stores nationally. Included are candy stores, bakeries, and ice-cream parlors.

The FDA’s proposed guidelines specify that chains post the calorie counts of foods and drinks on menus and menu boards or next to the food item, such as at a salad bar. The menu is to prominently exhibit the calorie content of each item in a way customers can see easily, giving them the same information packaged foods prepared at home currently provide. The information must be displayed in “clear and conspicuous” print and colors.

Giving consumers clear nutritional information makes it easier for them to choose healthier options that can help fight obesity and make us all healthier.

Many cities and states have passed laws requiring calorie labeling on menus, beginning with New York City in 2008. California implemented a similar law in January, although many counties are waiting for the release of the federal guidelines before they begin enforcement. Some fast-food chains there, such as McDonald’s and Starbucks, are displaying calorie counts on menus in some of their stores.

The rules are intended to curb the national obesity epidemic since, according to FDA estimates, one third of the calories people consume yearly come from food eaten out. In a statement issued yesterday, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services said, “Giving consumers clear nutritional information makes it easier for them to choose healthier options that can help fight obesity and make us all healthier.”

Excluded from the rules are businesses whose primary product is not food sales but that sell it, such as bowling alleys, airports and airplanes, amusement parks, hotels and movie theaters. Alcohol is also excluded.

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Submitted by: Rhegie Taylor

Herniated discs are the most common cause of severe back pain. Sometimes called slipped discs, they happen when the soft tissue between the vertebrae bulges or slips out from between the bone. This then puts pressure on nerves, causing pain in the lower back or hip.

Disk herniation is most often associated with disk degeneration, and thus is more common in older people. The direct cause is often lifting incorrectly – using your back to lift instead of your legs, or turning while lifting. Trauma can occasionally cause it. The primary risk factors are body weight, occupations that involve a lot of lifting, and genetics (If several of your relatives have repeated disc problems, you should consider talking to a chiropractor or doctor before a problem develops to get preventive advice to help compensate for potential hereditary risk).

In severe cases, surgery may be required to fix the problem, although most doctors try to avoid it as much as possible.

Which is where chiropractic treatment comes in. Chiropractic manipulation and physical therapy can be used together, along with some use of pain medication/muscle relaxers and a planned exercise regimen to relieve symptoms in 9 out of 10 patients.

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The treatment program may involve spinal decompression therapy (a gentle form of traction which can increase the space between the vertebrae and help the disc slip back into place, spinal adjustment to fix misalignments and interferential current therapy (electrical stimulation) or ultrasound therapy to help encourage soft tissue healing. The exact combination of treatments and exercises depends on the patient.

A chiropractic clinic that also offers physical therapy is a particularly good option, as it ensures coordination between the two professionals.

The chiropractor or physical therapist may also offer postural rehabilitation – exercises and ergonomics to improve your posture and reduce the risk of a recurrence of the problem, including teaching you to lift heavy weights more correctly. The goal is not just to resolve the specific injury but improve wellness and help you stay pain free in the future.

Many good chiropractors recommend stretching and exercises designed to strengthen the muscles around the spine. The latter helps by taking strain off of the spine itself and supporting it better, which can reduce all forms of spinal damage and degeneration.

Stretching is also considered particularly important, and most physical therapists and chiropractors recommend that everyone should do some daily stretches (if not a chiropractor, then a personal trainer can help you come up with a stretching program that is right for your health and lifestyle).

Ergonomic and lifestyle changes might also be recommended – such as wearing better shoes or switching to an office chair with a headrest when possible.

Our Foxboro MA Chiropractor can help you with herniated discs and other causes of back pain, and offers both chiropractic care and physical therapy under one roof, using proven techniques designed to offer fast pain relief without medication side effects and promote overall wellness. All services are properly tested and we coordinate with your doctor and other health professionals. All treatment programs are designed to fit the individual and their specific needs.

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