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Gunman killed outside Colorado governor’s office

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A man identified as Aaron Richard Snyder showed up on Monday around 2:25 p.m. outside the Colorado Capitol offices of Governor Bill Ritter. He was carrying a 357-caliber 7 shot Smith and Wesson revolver with 20 extra rounds of ammunition and started screaming “I am the emperor” and “I am here to take over the state”.

When he was confronted by a Colorado State trooper, Snyder opened his jacket showing that he was carrying a gun. The trooper ordered Snyder to drop the gun, but instead he moved “menancingly” in the direction of the trooper who then shot him once in the head and twice in the chest.

Snyder died from the multiple gunshot wounds on the floor of the Capitol office building. The Capitol went on a full lockdown with employees, tour groups and visitors in the building at the time ordered to stay where they were.

Governor Ritter was interviewing a judge candidate in his office at the time of the shooting. He held a press conference on the Capitol step two hours later.

Mr. Snyder was under doctors care for delusional behavior. The Northglenn, Colorado police issued a BOL “Be On the Lookout” to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado for Snyder and his car, a 2004 black Kia, around 25 minutes before the shooting occurred.

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2008 COMPUTEX Taipei: Three awards, One target

Monday, June 23, 2008

2008 COMPUTEX Taipei, the largest trade fair since its inception in 1982, featured several seminars and forums, expansions on show spaces to TWTC Nangang, great transformations for theme pavilions, and WiMAX Taipei Expo, mainly promoted by Taipei Computer Association (TCA). Besides of ICT industry, “design” progressively became the critical factor for the future of the other industries. To promote innovative “Made In Taiwan” products, pavilions from “Best Choice of COMPUTEX”, “Taiwan Excellence Awards”, and newly-set “Design and Innovation (d & i) Award of COMPUTEX”, demonstrated the power of Taiwan’s designs in 2008 COMPUTEX Taipei.

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The industrial production in the actual order to speed up the mass transfer rate between the two phases would often they are decentralized This multi-bubble system, the dynamic characteristics of high-speed mechanical analysis is necessary to make it complex than the single bubble Much more complicated to find a suitable theory to explain the mechanism of the process of decentralization is very difficult. In the gas-liquid dispersion system Bubble kept campaigns and through deformation, rupture and coalescence and other changes .If so turbulent continuous phase fluid, acting on the dispersed particles to deform the surface of the force, including sticky Rapid oscillation of shear stress and dynamic pressure, dynamic pressure which turbulence plays a major role. As the turbulence High degree of randomness makes the flow of movement issues become very complex and distributed process of mechanism is also very sleepy Difficult. The current method has empirical distribution function method, stochastic process method, multiphase turbulent dynamics And Population Balance Model. 4 Bubble or droplet coalescence Usually only consider the two bubble or droplet coalescence process. Together and usually that is divided into three steps. First, bubbles or droplets from a large distance and the collision near the beginning of the second stage is the film thinning, at this stage from the distance between bubbles or droplets smaller than the radius of liquid begins.At this stage, the bubble or droplet greatly reduced the relative velocity between the bubble and droplet flow rotating in the same time, the liquid film between two fluid particles thinning. The flow of fluid from an external force to persuade the two fluid particles along the direction of its center of mass close to, but because the restoring force caused by surface tension so close to the separation of two fluid particles. The third stage is a liquid film thinning to a certain extent, the distance between fluid particles as small as non-hydrodynamic gravitational instability leading to membrane rupture caused liquid to occur coalescence.As the third phase of the time compared with the previous two stages are very short, usually assume that fluid particle collision and coalescence film thinning is the main stage, two stages of film thinning stage, especially as the focus of the study. 5 Coalescence efficiency Collision part of the bubble or droplet coalescence occurs, and the definition of aggregate at the number of collisions and the ratio of the total number of collisions for the bubble or droplet coalescence efficiency. As the coalescence process is very complex, the existing models are mainly semi-theoretical semi-empirical model.According to coalescence theory, when the collision of two fluid particles, the contact of time (from two fluid particles from the beginning until the time of exposure) is greater than coalescence time (the film thinning began to drain liquid film rupture at any time or less thin to a critical thickness of the time), then the occurrence of coalescence of two fluid particles. Therefore, contact time and the accumulation of fluid particles and the ratio is a measure of the time whether the accumulation of fluid particles and the key parameters, the ratio is larger, the coalescence efficiency is close to 0, and this ratio is small, the coalescence efficiency approaches 1. 6 Conclusions and Outlook Two-fluid particle coalescence and the process is usually that there are three steps: (1) two fluid particles near the contact, and hijacked a layer of liquid; (2) The further the two fluid particles close to, the hostage continuously drain liquid, thinning; (3) When a critical thickness of liquid film thinning to occur when the rupture occurred a coalescence. As the film rupture time is very short, usually assume that fluid particles near the contact and film thinning is the coalescence of the main stage, two stages of film thinning stage, especially as the focus of the study. Together and usually refers to the two fluid particles (bubbles or droplets) collide with each other and combined exposure process, rupture and coalescence is the opposite process. Fluid particle coalescence and rupture rate of only directly Jueding Fluid Particle size distribution and interfacial area, but also acts such as the interface is very important impact, affecting many industries DISSOCIATION AND RESPONSE equipment such as oil platforms evaporator, mixed Settler extraction tower, absorption tower, distillation tower, such as multiphase reactor performance and efficiency. Therefore, fluid particle coalescence and rupture rate of problems that have been widespread calls for an important issue.

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Late-night vote sets Obamacare up for filibuster-free repeal

Saturday, January 14, 2017

At 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning the United States Senate voted to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, as part of a budget blueprint. This procedural measure allows most of Obamacare to be repealed by a simple majority rather than the usual requirement of 60 out of the senate’s 100 votes and effectively prevents the use of filibuster.

“We’re working with legislative leaders at this very moment to begin to craft legislation that will repeal the most corrosive elements of Obamacare — the individual mandate, the taxes, the penalties — but at the same time, moving separate legislation that will allow us to introduce the kind of reforms in American health care that’ll lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government,” said Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington had a different view, going so far as to call this “stealing health care from Americans.”

The filibuster is a last-ditch tactic in which parties opposed to a certain motion refuse to relinquish the floor until their opponents give in or compromise.

Although the 51-48 vote was mostly along party lines, some Republicans have expressed uncertainty about repealing Obamacare before a replacement system is worked out. Although president-elect Donald Trump has called for a “repeal and replace” plan, saying that a new health care system would be enacted “almost simultaneously,” many in government and the press have expressed doubts about whether this would actually happen.

Senator Susan Collins of Maine said she would like to at least see a well-constructed plan before voting and Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia said repealing Obamacare without replacing it was “unacceptable.” These concerns were shared by members of the House of Representatives. “We need to be voting for a replacement plan at the same time that we vote for repeal,” added Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina. Representative Tom MacArthur of New Jersey agreed, saying, “We’re loading a gun here. I want to know where it’s pointed before we start the process.”

Anna Merlan of Jezebel and Anthony Taylor of the Associated Press dismiss Trump’s timeline as “impossible” given the complicated nature of U.S. congressional workings. Senator Collins agreed, saying “I don’t see any possibility of our being able to come up with a comprehensive reform bill that would replace Obamacare by the end of this month. I just don’t see that as being feasible.”

The Affordable Care Act, which is often cited as a key accomplishment of the Obama administration, has had a mixed reputation, and many conservatives believe a market-based health care system would be more flexible and efficient and less costly, and many believe that the Affordable Care Act only passed because of Obama’s later discredited pledge that no one who liked their current health plan would have to switch. Matt O’Brien of The Washington Post claims a large tax cut that would result for the wealthiest 1% of citizens if Obamacare funds were not converted to other purposes, estimated at about $32,820 annually per person by the Tax Policy Center, is also a significant motive.

Republican Senators set a date of January 27 to repeal Obamacare, according to NBC News. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California says legislation repealing Obamacare and replacing it could ready by late February. According to Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, as many as 30 million people could lose their health insurance if the ACA is repealed.

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Polar bears deliver environmental petition to Premier of British Columbia

Sunday, April 26, 2009

On Thursday in Canada, the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee delivered petitions with over 10,000 signatorys to the Premier of British Columbia’s office. The petitions ask that the government cancel the Gateway Program‘s highway expansions components and invest more in transit instead.

The Gateway Program is a transportation infrastructure project that includes over 260 km of new highway lanes.

Over a dozen activists rallied outside the office in downtown Vancouver including two dressed as polar bears. The premier’s office initially declined to accept the invitations. After the activists attempted to enter the nearby convention centre where the premier was speaking, staff working with the Premier agreed to accept the petitions.

“Translink is currently exhausting its capital reserves just to keep existing service going,” said Karen Wristen, Executive Director of SPEC. “At this rate, they will be broke in two years. We simply can’t afford both freeway expansion and transit development: we have to solve the transit crisis first.”

“It will be virtually impossible to reach BC’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) if Gateway is allowed to proceed. Gateway is not just an irresponsible plan, it’s immoral,” said Ben West, the Wilderness Committee’s Healthy Communities Campaigner.

The government calculates that greenhouse gas emissions will increase by over 170,000 tonnes per year from the Gateway program.

Premier Gordon Campbell has not yet responded directly to the petition. In recent interviews he has defended the Gateway Program.

“I understand that some people will disagree with it,” Premier Campbell said of Gateway on April 6 to The Georgia Straight. “But it’s many, many things that are happening at once to make the region more livable, to reduce our impact and our greenhouse-gas impact, and to invest in public transit. And I think that when you take all those things together—as we move to California tailpipe emissions and those other initiatives—I think you will see actually a reduction in greenhouse gases.”

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By Colleen Langenfeld

Printable chore lists are great for keeping track of the everyday tasks in a household. You can do a lot with them, including reducing the nag factor in your home, putting your organizational skills on steroids, and teaching your kids self-discipline.

With a little creative thinking, however, you can use the mighty chore list for much, much more.

— Can you say “repair work?”

Do you get tired of feeling like there’s a constant stream of fix-it jobs in your home? By putting some order into that task it won’t seem so overwhelming anymore.

Put a printable chore list in each main area of your home. For example, post one in the kitchen, the garage and each bathroom. When a family member notes something that needs to repaired, they simply jot it on the chore list. Just think of it.

* Leaky faucets.

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* Squeaky doors.

* Broken knobs.

* Peeling wallpaper.

* Stuck dispensers.

* Burned out light bulbs.

You name it. Then once a week (or whenever you like), you can gather the chore lists and take care of all the fix-it items all at once. Obviously this doesn’t work for emergency repairs and you may have to train your family on the difference between the two. However, this method is a much more efficient idea of keeping up with all those little honey-do projects than the normal hit-and-miss way of doing things.

Plus, you can run a repair training shop during your once a week fix-it time and train other family members on how to do those little repairs every home needs. (That way you don’t get treated like the handy-person, you’re simply the repair coordinator. Sounds good, doesn’t it?)

— Caring for our pets.

Everyone who loves a pet knows there is plenty to do to keep the furry (or feathered) ones happy and healthy. Why not use a chore list to keep on top of your pet’s needs?

Keep track of chores you need to accomplish in caring for your pet, such as grooming, walking, and cleaning living spaces. Keep track of food and medication schedules easily, too, as well as maintaining an up-to-date shopping list for your pet. Do all of that on one chore list, neatly divided into sections that work for you. Post in an area convenient to working with your pet and you’ll be far more likely to use the list consistently.

You can also use such a chore list to keep track of behavior issues concerning your pet. When your veterinarian asks you specifics about your pet and its health, you’ll have the information you need at your fingertips.

The trick in effectively using these ideas is to choose the blank printable chore lists you can find anywhere on the web. Print out plenty of copies and customize the chore lists to fit your exact needs. Saving several weeks or months of these types of chore lists will give you a history of house repairs, pet needs, or whatever you are keeping track of.

Printable chore lists have always been a handy tool for a family, but with a little imagination, you can use them in a variety of places in your home and streamline multiple household tasks in the process.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

On Tuesday, Catalonian football club FC Barcelona announced signing of Spanish striker Paco Alcácer from Valencia C.F. for €30 million. Barcelona is obliged to pay €2 million as add-ons for the 23-year-old striker. Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi was loaned to Valencia with an option to buy the player for €12 million.

Making hood professional debut in the 2010–2011 season, Paco Alcácer has played 146 domestic matches. He has scored 43 goals for Valencia in all competitions. Alcácer was loaned to Madrid based club Getafe CF for a season where he scored four goals.

Alcácer made his international debut under Vicente del Bosque in 2014 and has scored six goals. After passing hood medicals and signing a five-year contract, Alcácer said, “when I found out about the offer from FC Barcelona I asked the club to listen to it, as it was my decision to take a step forward in my career” ((es)) Spanish language: cuando conocí la oferta del FC Barcelona, le pedí al club que la escuchara, ya que era mi decisión dar un paso adelante en mi carrera .

Munir graduated from Barça ‘s youth academy La Masia and made his professional debut playing a La Liga match at the age of eighteen. He also made his international debut under del Bosque’s management. Munir has played 45 matches for the Catalonians scoring ten goals. Valencia said Munir’s signing was “an important reinforcement for the frontline” of their team.

Paco Alcácer’s presentaton was to be postponed while he completed duties with the international team.

Munir has been allocated the number 9 jersey at Valencia. Barcelona has set the buy-out clause of Paco Alcácer at €100 million; he is Luis Enrique’s sixth signing this season. Previously, Barcelona signed Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Amsterdam-based club AFC Ajax.

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Youths in the Norfolk town of Caister-on-Sea, near Great Yarmouth, England, have been banned from purchasing “squirty bottles” of ketchup, and eggs after a number of complaints from residents in the area. The move, which is backed by the Norfolk Police, is aimed at reducing the number of anti-social incidents occurring in the area. Sergeant Andy Brown, of the Norfolk Police, has said that no further complaints have been received since the ban came into force.

I know it sounds a bit daft, but it has made a difference because we’ve had no more reported incidents since the supermarkets came on board.

While squirting ketchup itself is not a criminal offence, the damage that it can cause, such as removing paint from cars or houses, is often enough to bring charges of criminal damage. Sgt Brown said that there were “about a dozen complaints from residents, some of them elderly, about people squirting ketchup over doors, windows and vehicles.” Martin Bailie, a spokesperson for Lidl supermarkets, has defended his staff’s actions, saying “the stores’ staff were [already] challenging youngsters who were trying to bulk buy these things. It wasn’t that we haven’t been selling eggs and ketchup to youths, but have been careful about who we have sold them to, and we are glad it has been making a difference.”

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How Used Diesel Generators Enable Telecom Companies To Keep The Telephones Ringing

How Used Diesel Generators Enable Telecom Companies to Keep The Telephones Ringing by Irvin SchneckThe very nature of telecommunications ensures that its systems and reliability will never be easy to provide. Anyone working within the telecom industry understands that one of their greatest challenges will be to keep the cell tower sites powered and ready for service.In some cases, the problem is getting power to the work site in order to actually build and power the cell tower. Getting work crews and equipment to the building site is generally a tough process, due mostly to the remoteness of cell phone tower locations. In some cases, the cell tower sites will be in the mountains or deep woods.With the very remoteness of most building sites, having the electric companies string new power lines to the locations might be a process that will take weeks or months. But, progress cannot wait on the power company to get their new lines strung to the work site. Instead, the cell phone tower construction crews must make assurances that they will have the full amount of electric power they need, when they need it. This is the very reason why the construction industry relies so heavily on diesel power generator sets (or gensets) at their work sites.As more cell towers are built, more consumers come to rely upon those new towers. This is the power of progress as we move forward. When the towers were originally erected, maybe only a few hundred people benefited from those towers coming online. But down the road one year, two years or five years, thousands or tens or thousands of consumers will notice when those towers break down.This is why telecom providers have found it necessary to foresee worst-case scenarios and prepare contingency plans to address those scenarios. Natural disasters are the most common reason why electric utility services break down, so they are the most frequent scenarios for contingency plans. * Oklahoma saw this kind of disaster on May 3rd, 1999, when a F5 tornado swept through Central Oklahoma and into the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. * At various times, utility and telecommunication companies in Canada and most of the United States, including those in the Deep South, have had to confront major system repairs in the aftermath of an ice storm. Under the weight of the frozen sleet on power lines, most power poles simple collapsed under the enormous weight of the ice. * In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, bringing devastation to homes, businesses and the entire infrastructure in the region. Although much of the infrastructure in the Gulf States has been returned to pre-Katrina status, the business and residential areas are still widely in a state of perpetual flux.In all of these natural disasters, the infrastructure took a heaving pounding. Electric, natural gas, and cable companies suffered heavy losses. The telecommunications industry also suffered heavy losses with the loss of power to nearly the entire infrastructure, and they also lost a few towers. Despite the loss of many cell towers to these disasters, the greatest loss to telecommunication revenues was the loss of electrical power to the cell phone towers.In many instances, the cell towers could have continued delivering essential communications support to rescue crews, had telecoms employed more power generators at their cell tower sites.Diesel power generators tend to be used most often in remote locations or mobile gensets. Natural gas gensets are better employed at factories and other stationary buildings within the current natural gas infrastructure.Facing the challenge of keeping essential power flowing does not need to be a daunting task. 2000 kW diesel generators are able to provide all of the power needed in most situations. Because diesel engine gensets are long lasting and reliable, the obvious choice for many experts in the telecom industry is to locate and invest in used diesel generators, to provide the backup power supplies they need for their cell phone towers.Some who are reading this are likely to wonder why they should purchase a used diesel generator when they could rent or lease one that is new. Others will recognize the following benefits immediately:1. Gensets built with a diesel engine are made to last. The engines run at a low RPM level, they are water-cooled and, as a result, they run tens of thousands of hours before requiring a significant amount of maintenance or repair work. When some companies inevitably go under, low-hour diesel generators become available at significantly reduced prices. By buying low-hour diesel generators, most purchases are able to gain all of the benefits of having a new genset, but at a lower price.2. Purchasing a used diesel generator is often more cost-effective than renting a new generator for a set amount of time. The benefit here is used low-hour generators are just as efficient as their new counterparts, but are less expensive and the savings add up quickly.3. Because large gensets, such as 2000 kW diesel generators are mounted on a trailer, they are tow ready and you can put them where you need them, when you need them. When one owns a used diesel generator, they will not have to ask permission or re-negotiate a contract with the supplier if they need to move the electric generator to a different work site.When buying cars and trucks, it frequently makes more sense to invest in brand-new vehicles, but when buying a diesel power generator, used is frequently the better choice. Low-hour diesel generators are much cheaper than new units; they permit their owners more flexibility in their use flexibility that they cannot rely on while leasing equipment; and used diesel generator sets will be as reliable as any of the new genset units.The best advantage of buying diesel power generators to supply the energy needs of a cell phone tower is that the telecom managers can put aside any concerns they may have about keeping power to their cell towers, enabling the telecom managers to focus their time and attention on those matters that will help them to improve their services and increase their profits.Irvin Schneck writes about customer retention. US Power and Environment is a leading provider of used diesel power generators worldwide. They provide delivery, setup and onsite equipment maintenance and repair. Through http://www.USPowerCo.com you can buy a used diesel generator or natural gas generator from an large inventory including Cat, Cummins, Generac and Baldor generators.Article Source: eArticlesOnline.com

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