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Termites are wood-eating pests that can do a lot of damage to your home if left to their own devices. Termidor is a termite treatment option. It can be used against drywood and subterranean termites, in order to control infestations. Termidor can even be used for treating ants and other pests, in addition to termites. However, it won’t harm plants, worms, or soil micro-organisms.

Termidor is an undetectable treatment option, that affects termites when they don’t even know they’ve encountered it. Since termites can’t taste, see, or smell Termidor, they have no way of avoiding it, which helps it be that much more effective than other termite treatments. It also has nearly no odor to annoy the human occupants of the home upon treatment.

Termidor application has to be done by a professional pest control worker. You won’t be able to have a do-it-yourself Termidor termite treatment, but you’ll be able to know that your pest control professional has completed a training program, and been officially certified to apply Termidor, after passing a certification exam.

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Termidor works differently than a lot of other termiticides. Most of them are just repellents, which is why it’s so important to make sure you get full perimeter coverage when treating with termiticide. Any gap in the treatment can leave openings for termites to take advantage of, and they may make their way back to your house. However, with Termidor, termites in higher concentration areas of the product will die quickly, while those in lower concentration areas of the product will be fine long enough to return to the colony with the chemical stuck to their body, and then die days later. This means that the Termidor can be successfully spread throughout the colony, without any awareness on the parts of the termites. Carrying away or cannibalizing of dead termites helps in the spread of the product throughout the colony.

Termidor is pricier than some of the other termite treatment options, but beware before choosing to go with a company that significantly shaves the costs while claiming to use Termidor. They may use less of the product or even dilute it, in order to save money. Termidor treatment should last in the range of 5 to ten years, but lesser application amounts will not provide the coverage necessary for the full protection of Termidor. Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish. Be sure your yard is being treated with the full amount of Termidor.

The pest control professional who comes to your house will treat the area surrounding your house with a liquid Termidor treatment. Some drilling into concrete or other materials may be necessary in order to reach the soil underneath it for the best coverage.

It may help you be successful in your termite treatment to discuss with your neighbors and see if they want to have Termidor treatment as well. More coverage with the Termidor product means more land that will be rid of termites, which makes it more likely your termite problems will stay resolved after treatment.

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Wikimania 2008: MediaWiki use in the U.S. Department of State

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

The last day of the Wikimania 2008 conference saw Saturday morning sessions on a variety of topics. Wikinews attended a presentation by Eric M. Johnson from the United States Department of State. Eric, a former NCO in the U.S. Marines, is the lead for the Knowledge Management Action team in the department’s Office of eDiplomacy, and involved in department’s use of Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management. This includes blogs, and the key focus of his talk, Wiki culture in the U.S. Department of State.

Eric opened his presentation with an introduction to the U.S. State Department, one of the oldest agencies of the American government, which today has around 57,000 employees worldwide. When formed in the 18th century their offices and diplomatic staff operated largely autonomously due to lack of ability to communicate rapidly. By the mid-20th century this had changed with the advent of telegraph lines, and changed again with the Cold War and security concerns bringing to the fore the well-known term, “need to know”.

Now, in the 21st century, the volume of internal communication generated by the department is a staggering 1,800,000 cables a year, 1.5 billion emails, production of around 500,000 print volumes, and maintenance of approximately one thousand websites. Both internal and externally facing.

A pilot project was set up, Diplopedia, a MediaWiki wiki running on the department’s internal network, which outside of the department of defence is one of the largest private networks operated by the U.S. government.

A grassroots effort, this project to promote knowledge sharing differs from the well-known Wikipedia in that it does not allow anonymous edits. There are around 1,000 registered users who have contributed over 4,400 pages. Integration with the Department of State’s internal search engine prioritises results from the wiki, increasing the popularity of the site such that it has received over 650,000 page views. Like Wikipedia, users are required to provide sources for entered information at the foot of the article, and users are warned that it is a starting point and not an authoritative source of information. Data on visa requirements and information from other static department sites has been incorporated into the wiki.

Eric described the project as just reaching critical mass and attracting increasing interest from other departments. Among the ingredients leading to the success of the project were the cultural change with increasing awareness of the technology from Wikipedia, the formation by the community of a welcoming committee, and the taking on of roles to carry out tasks such as drafting. A number of staff act as “gardeners” tending to the wiki content, keeping it fresh, and well cross-referenced. The continual updating is a novel concept to many of their employees.

Unlike Wikipedia, and many other projects using MediaWiki, none of the Diplopedia pages are locked or protected. This even includes their main page. To date there have been none of the content disputes that have been an issue on Wikipedia, and the use of the wiki to replace traditional websites which are far more time consuming to maintain is seen as a logical extension of the project.

Carried out with no outside help, and by learning from others’ mistakes, the department has adopted mechanisms for assuming that contributions are well-intentioned, and has a body for oversight in the event of a dispute.

With the success of the project, eDiplomacy plans to introduce a separate, classified wiki. They will also expand the effort to compile biographies of foreign leaders, which was pioneered by the U.S. missions in Italy and Germany. This effort has proven valuable when combined with a version of the site available on portable devices such as the Blackberry.

The future holds moves to seek more support from management and integration with their primary authentication system. Among the features on the main page to keep the project interesting to staff is a “Diploquiz” which poses a weekly trivia question which can be answered from somewhere within the wiki.

Canada women’s national wheelchair basketball team gets its first win of London Paralympics

Posted on September 30, 2017September 30, 2017Categories Uncategorized

Sunday, September 2, 2012

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London, England — Yesterday at London’s Basketball Arena, the Canada women’s national wheelchair basketball team earned their first victory of the London Paralympics when they defeated the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team 57–50.

Canada took a one point lead into the second half, when the scores were 33–32 because of a last minute foul that sent Canada to the free throw line where they capitalized by making one of their shots. 4.5 point player Janet McLachlan and 2 point player Katie Harnock dominated in minutes played for Canada during the first half, playing all 20 minutes and leading their team in scoring with 11 first half points for McLachlan and 12 for Harnock. The Canadian team was loudly supported by spectators, earning more cheering from the largely Great Britain supporting fans than the Australians.

The second half saw Canada slowly increase their lead, keeping tied with Australia 4–4 in the first half of third, 6–4 in the last half of the third, 6–4 in the first half of the fourth, and 8–6 in the last half of the fourth. McLachlan finished the game as Canada’s leading scorer with 28 total, 17 in the second half. Harnock had a quieter second half only scoring 2 points to finish with 14. Cindy Ouellett was the team’s third leading scorer, finishing the game with ten.

The Canadian team supported their team from the bench, chanting “Get it out! Get it out!” when on defense and “Let’s go Canada” when on the offense. Other times, one player led the team in chanting support for their players on the court. The team was consistently louder than the Australian bench.

Throughout the game, the Canadians tipped themselves over more in their chairs than the Australians. Ouellett tipped once, and bounced in her chair, with a wheel leaving the ground as she attempted to block shots and steal the ball. Ouellett and Australian Cobi Crispin locked wheels, and required a break in the game where Australia’s coach came on to the court and removed Ouellett’s wheel to detach the pair before putting it back on again.

Following the game, Australia’s Amber Merritt said of playing Canada, “I have the utmost respect for Canada. They’re a great team, but we’ll refocus on the game tomorrow [against the Netherlands] and go out and play like we know we can, the Australian way.”

Prior to the start of the game, McLachlan was the team’s dominating player in the competition. She was ranked eighth in the competition in field goal percentage, and was Canada’a highest ranked player in this category. She ranked second in the tournament in total field goals made per game, with 12. Teammate Katie Harnock ranked eighth. Tara Feser ranked fourth in the tournament for 2 point field goal percentage at 57.1%, while McLachlan ranked ninth with 50.0%. McLachlan was second in 2 point field goals made per game, at 12. Harnock was tied for first with Mexico’s Floralia Estrada Bernal in the competition for 3 point field goal percentage at 20%, and was ranked second in the tournament for most 3 point field goals made with one.

As a team coming into the game, Canada was ranked sixth in total field goal percentage, eighth in free throw percentage, sixth in average rebounds per game, second in fouls, and last in turnovers.

Coming into this game, Canada had lost their first game 70–59 to the Netherlands. They are scheduled to play Brazil today.

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Posted on September 30, 2017September 30, 2017Categories Bean Bags

The lucrative business of Construction Debris Removal Companies

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As long as congestive cities and small suffer from a lack of space the construction industry will always have work. But one of the extra benefits of new buildings going up is OLD buildings being torn down! Thanks to all the long-term debris of construction site work an entire new industry was started, construction debris removal and construction clean-up!

Operating a construction debris removal or construction clean-up company can be a very profitable business. And lest you think that contracted construction companies are liable for the removal of ruined buildings and debris, than think again! When a new building gets built, the company contracted to do the work is liable for its own mess so to speak. But when the work involves a change of some sort, other independent construction debris removal teams and construction clean-up crews are imported to eliminate a site clean.So what precisely are construction debris removal and construction clean-up crews responsible for?

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On big jobs the debris removal team will come in and dispose of everything from concrete to wood including the exterior and interior support structure. Typically, these companies bill by the amount of hauling space is used in a flatbed truck. Another method is how many trucks are needed for the job. Strangely enough, the refuse debris that construction debris removal teams and construction clean-up crews take away is minor.

Rather, the area of space, containers and trucks needed create the baseline for any disposal job. The cost is based on the space used in the disposal vehicles. Customers would only be responsible for the exact space used in a truck relative to how much debris is hauled away. Invoices include two crew members to move items from inside the home, office or business into the truck and proper disposal of the items.

The x factor of construction debris removal and construction clean up is TIME. These crews are not working by the hour per se. Their work is based on the quantity of debris to haul or area to clean. Thus, the crews that have the most success are the ones that work the quickest. The invoice for this kind of work can be about $100.00 to several hundred or for larger jobs from $1000.00 to several thousand dollars.

The like logic that is applied to big jobs can be applied to smaller jobs. In fact, investigation has shown that over majority of contracted by construction debris removal teams and construction cleanup crews take place from homes and apartments that need debris hauled away for one reason or another. Consider the following needs and you can see why the construction debris removal and construction cleanup business can lead to a lucrative career.

1. Rooms and office space: Apart from hauling debris, construction cleanup crews may additionally clean, dust and vacuum and do any other job that offers a organized work area.

2. Bathrooms: If it is an modern structure the cleanup team will not only clean the bathroom but will sanitize and deodorize. This can include washing mirrors, toilets, floors and walls.

3. Kitchens: Clean appliances, counters, cabinets, table & chairs.

Creativity is the key. In addition to removing debris and hauling away unwanted items. Cleanup can create its own rewards. So whatever your constructions disposal needs are whether it involves wood or concrete debris that is the result of a renovation or construction project, or just have old items or furniture you need to have hauled away, construction debris removal and construction cleanup crews are the way to go!

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Man charged with attempted murder in £40 million London jewel heist

Posted on September 30, 2017September 30, 2017Categories Uncategorized

Sunday, September 6, 2009

24-year-old Aman Kassaye, of no fixed abode, is to face a charge of attempted murder for his alleged role in an armed robbery that netted £40 million ($65 million) worth of jewelry from a London store.

Kassaye is the seventh man to be charged, and is also facing prosecution for conspiracy to rob the Graff store in New Bond Street, false imprisonment, and using a handgun to resist arrest. He will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday.

The other six men have already been remanded in custody until October 23, when they will appear at Kingston Crown Court. All are facing charges of conspiracy to rob, and two of them are also charged with a firearms offense.

43 diamond rings, watches, and bracelets were taken from the store. The theft occurred when two armed and suited men walked in and took an employee hostage. It has been reported they used prosthetic masks made from liquid latex but police have not confirmed this. Amateur footage also shows a shot was fired. No-one was injured.

The robbery is one of the biggest the United Kingdom has seen. After the crime a string of getaway vehicles was used, with police believing several more offenders assisted with this stage of the plan. Although The Telegraph claims no stolen property has yet been recovered, this is also unconfirmed by police.

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes 2005 Budget speech

Posted on September 30, 2017September 30, 2017Categories Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Gordon Brown PC MP, in a speech to the British House of Commons today presented his ninth Budget, what is very likely to be his last Budget before the next UK General Election. This opened the parliamentary debate on the 2005 Finance Bill, and was followed by responses from the opposition parties.

In a 48 minute long speech, the Chancellor presented a Budget of “tax cuts that are reasonable, spending that is affordable, and [economic] stability that is paramount”, that was “the prudent course for Britain”. There were few surprises that had not already been indicated in his 2004 pre-Budget report. The increase in the threshold on stamp duty was greater than that forecast by commentators, as was the amount of the Council Tax rebate to households with pensioners.

Contents

  • 1 The Budget in detail
    • 1.1 Duty
    • 1.2 Taxes
    • 1.3 Benefits
    • 1.4 Business
    • 1.5 Employment
    • 1.6 Savings
    • 1.7 Spending
    • 1.8 Memorials
  • 2 Responses from opposition parties
    • 2.1 Conservative
    • 2.2 Liberal Democrat
  • 3 Sources

The Onion: An interview with ‘America’s Finest News Source’

Posted on September 30, 2017September 30, 2017Categories Uncategorized

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Despite the hopes of many University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) students, The Onion was not named after their student center. “People always ask questions about where the name The Onion came from,” said President Sean Mills in an interview with David Shankbone, “and when I recently asked Tim Keck, who was one of the founders, he told me the name—I’ve never heard this story about ‘see you at the un-yun’—he said it was literally that his Uncle said he should call it The Onion when he saw him and Chris Johnson eating an onion sandwich. They had literally just cut up the onion and put it on bread.” According to Editorial Manager Chet Clem, their food budget was so low when they started the paper that they were down to white bread and onions.

Long before The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, Heck and Johnson envisioned a publication that would parody the news—and news reporting—when they were students at UW in 1988. Since its inception, The Onion has become a veritable news parody empire, with a print edition, a website that drew 5,000,000 unique visitors in the month of October, personal ads, a 24 hour news network, podcasts, and a recently launched world atlas called Our Dumb World. Al Gore and General Tommy Franks casually rattle off their favorite headlines (Gore’s was when The Onion reported he and Tipper were having the best sex of their lives after his 2000 Electoral College defeat). Many of their writers have gone on to wield great influence on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert‘s news parody shows.

And we are sorry to break the news to all you amateur headline writers: your submissions do not even get read.

Below is David Shankbone’s interview with Chet Clem and Sean Mills about the news empire that has become The Onion.

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  • 1 How The Onion writes an issue
  • 2 The headlines
  • 3 The features and the columnists
  • 4 The photojournalism
  • 5 What The Onion will not publish
  • 6 Reactions to Onion stories
  • 7 The Presidential Seal
  • 8 The Onion’s readership
  • 9 Future features
  • 10 Handling national tragedies
  • 11 The Onion movie and Onion News Network
  • 12 Relationship with other satirical news programs
  • 13 Unsolicited material
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Hotel Furniture Has Never Looked As Good Or So Sophisticated

Posted on September 29, 2017June 18, 2018Categories Furniture

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As a hotel owner or hotel stylist, it is a safe guess to assume that you will have experience some hotel furniture nightmares from hell in the past. Not in any hotels that you have completed work on of course but in places that you may have been to or looked around. It does beg the question as to whether the people in those hotels have any concept as to what constitutes stylish, classy or even matching. The level of design and interior coordination that is exhibited in some hotel rooms is borderline atrocious. The phrases ‘car boot sale’ and ‘junk shop clearance’ often spring to mind. What is most frustrating about these places is that, with a little investment and eye for detail, the right hotel furniture can transform a room from dowdy and messy to sophisticated and classy quite easily. You just need to grasp the nettle and do something about it. That can mean getting in touch with a boutique hotel furniture supplier.

Now, a lot depends on the type of hotel establishment that you run and the sort of guests that you want to attract and this is an area of course that you will know better than anyone. What you will also understand is that we live in an age of the web and this means that your hotel is under scrutiny by everyone who has stayed there plus everyone who is contemplating staying there. That means looking after the guests you have so that report good reviews. Why mention this? Because things like hotel furniture are just one of the things that people are likely to comment on, so it is important to make sure you get it right. Creating the right atmosphere by incorporating the appropriate furniture can really help make a great impression.

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You may be thinking that this is not your speciality. You own or manage a hotel; you are not an interior designer. That is a fair point but you don t need to be an interior designer to see where improvements can be made. The obvious place to start is by looking at the rooms in your hotel yourself. Sit on the bed or in the chairs and see what you think. Would you be impressed by the hotel furniture there? Would you expect something better? Maybe you think the hotel furniture looks a little tired? If so then it is probably time to take action and bring in the professionals.

This is an area where a boutique hotel furniture specialist can really help transform your hotel with the wonderful look that only quality handmade furniture can give you. Quality hotel furniture really can have a stupendously positive effect on a hotel and give it a whole new warmth and character. Furniture has a way of transforming a room into something quite special and when the furniture looks incredible and feels amazing, the effect is amazing. It will almost feel like you have had a complete revamp. But more importantly than anything else, your guests will love the new look that the new hotel furniture brings. If you have been making do with slightly incongruous sets of furniture then this is the perfect way to put things right and make a classy statement.

A good boutique hotel furniture supplier will be able to meet all your needs and much more. Whole room sets will enable you to have a coordinated hotel furniture theme that will really ‘wow’ your guests. How about a four poster bed for a special touch? Ask your boutique hotel furniture supplier for advice and you won t regret it.

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Columbia County Arrest Records Online

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Criminal history checks are a huge thing nowadays. It has become a standard practice in the recruitment process far and wide. Employers no longer rely on peoples word alone. They execute their own checks. Columbia County Arrest Records search is one of the things they can do. These are mandatory for sensitive positions such as those related to finance, security, children and enforcement, sick, handicapped, or elderly care.

Columbia County Florida arrest records are generally open to private investigators. They can be obtained from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Division of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). An arrest report search is one of the most commonly requested but there are conditions on their use. For instance, professional criminal history check services are restricted by law to report them in new employee screening exercise.

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Some information require signed release but Florida state laws consider these files as public information and thus can be requested by anybody as long as the required process is followed. The great thing about it is that every arrest is recorded even for those that did not lead to any criminal charges including those made by military enforcement personnel. All of these are state records even though they are collected by the various county agencies such as the sheriffs office, highway patrol and police departments throughout the state. All arrests are reported to the US Department of Justice and the Federal Investigation (FBI); and you may search them at the Florida State Repository.

To begin a Columbia County warrant search, you should contact the Records Division at the Sheriff Office and ask to go through their databases. You can issue a request via US Mail. Additionally, you can try to call them and ask for information over the phone. If you want to perform an online search, we advise using the Florida Crime Information Centers public access system. This provides Floridas most wanted persons. The data is obtained from all Florida law enforcement agencies.

The Sheriffs website is where you can find public arrest reports in the county by doing an inmate search. You may either find those who have been released or those who are currently incarcerated. To make a wider police arrest search, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement manages a criminal background information webpage. It will let you view the criminal background of Florida residents for $24 per search. Next step on your background search is to include court records. These are public records maintained by the countys clerk of courts. You can do a case search on their web page which will present a persons past convictions. You can also find other official data on the website too.

If you wish to carry out a background search and save time, make use of records providers services online as they are also a comprehensive source. They offer confidential online query that will provide all arrest warrants and records in Columbia County and also other counties within the state. The details are accumulated from highly trustworthy criminal databases.

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Man charged with attempted murder in £40 million London jewel heist

Posted on September 29, 2017September 29, 2017Categories Uncategorized

Sunday, September 6, 2009

24-year-old Aman Kassaye, of no fixed abode, is to face a charge of attempted murder for his alleged role in an armed robbery that netted £40 million ($65 million) worth of jewelry from a London store.

Kassaye is the seventh man to be charged, and is also facing prosecution for conspiracy to rob the Graff store in New Bond Street, false imprisonment, and using a handgun to resist arrest. He will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday.

The other six men have already been remanded in custody until October 23, when they will appear at Kingston Crown Court. All are facing charges of conspiracy to rob, and two of them are also charged with a firearms offense.

43 diamond rings, watches, and bracelets were taken from the store. The theft occurred when two armed and suited men walked in and took an employee hostage. It has been reported they used prosthetic masks made from liquid latex but police have not confirmed this. Amateur footage also shows a shot was fired. No-one was injured.

The robbery is one of the biggest the United Kingdom has seen. After the crime a string of getaway vehicles was used, with police believing several more offenders assisted with this stage of the plan. Although The Telegraph claims no stolen property has yet been recovered, this is also unconfirmed by police.