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    UK public sector workers strike over pension rights

    Wednesday, March 29, 2006Local Government workers in the UK withdrew their labour yesterday as part of a dispute over pension entitlements. The members of 11 different trades unions were involved in the 24hr strike. As the day began they declared that support for the strike was solid. Although the strikers work for local councils, their pay and conditions are agreed nationally. The Local Government Association which represents the local councils in England and Wales declared predictions that 1.5 million people would stay away from work as “wildly optimistic”. The Unions’ complaint is that local government workers are being treated unfavourably compared to other public sector employees. They say that agreements…

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    Save Money By Maintaining Your Energy Efficient Appliances Valparaiso In

    Click Here For More Specific Information On: High Pressure Cleaners byAlma Abell Thanks to the rising cost of energy production, people are truly becoming aware of the need for Energy Efficient Appliances Valparaiso IN. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know what is hype and what makes an appliance truly efficient. Part of the problem is the differences between types of appliance. For example, a refrigerator consumes energy to keep the interior cold while an oven consumes its energy in the effort to heat its internal space. Both can be made more efficient with the application of insulation, but each appliance requires specific materials for that function. In this case…

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    Mothers, teachers concerned about leukemia deaths at California elementary school

    Saturday, May 28, 2005 California State Senator Joseph Dunn, school officials, and environmental professionals met with Kennedy Elementary School parents in a town-hall style meeting in Santa Ana Thursday evening. The parents aired their concerns over health issues at schools and workplaces, including a rash of leukemia cases in the student population, and began a dialogue they have been working toward for years. Representatives of Markland Manufacturing and of AQMD also spoke at the meeting, explaining their positions. The outcome of the meeting was that Senator Dunn and members of the community will tour the Markland facility and meet with county officials, and another public meeting will be held in…

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    England: Multi-storey carpark in Liverpool gutted by fire, 1,300 vehicles destroyed

    Thursday, January 4, 2018 A fire on Sunday night in the seven-storey carpark for the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England destroyed almost all the vehicles parked inside and led to cancellation of the final evening of the Liverpool International Horse Show and evacuation of nearby blocks of flats. The blaze reportedly started with a parked Range Rover Discovery. Investigators with the fire brigade stated that they believe the fire began with an accidental engine fire in the Range Rover at about 4.30 pm. The first call was made at 4.42 and firefighters arrived eight minutes after that. Ultimately twelve engines and 85 firefighters were involved in combatting the blaze. Aerial…

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    Maker Faire 2009 wraps up in San Mateo, California

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 The fourth annual Maker Faire took place this past weekend at the San Mateo Fairground in San Mateo, California located in the United States. The first Maker Faire, which took place in 2006, had approximately 20,000 people in attendance. This year, more than 80,000 people were expected to attend; quadruple the attendance of just four years prior. On Saturday night, it was reported that attendance was up considerably over last year’s event. Maker Faire, the self-declared “World’s Largest DIY Festival”, offers a forum where hundreds of makers and crafters alike man booths where they display their work. In the main halls alone, there were hundreds of…

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    The Advantages Of Gps Fleet Management

    Click Here For More Specific Information On: Monarch Connected Site By Adrianna Noton If you are in the position of operating a large number of corporate vehicles, you might be interested in ways that you can make operating them more efficient. You will be happy to know that there are a number of ways to do so. One of them that you should consider would be the implementation of GPS fleet management. This technology will confer several advantages to anyone in your position. Consider if you will, the advantage you will find at the pump. When your drivers are able to have an accurate picture of where they are located,…

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    Sulpicio names companies hired for ‘Princess of the Stars’ salvage

    Monday, July 14, 2008 Sulpicio Lines has named the companies hired to conduct salvage operations for MV Princess of the Stars, the Philippines ferry that sank on June 21 during Typhoon Fengshen, leaving over 800 passengers dead. The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) had already set a deadline of this Tuesday to name the contractor who would recover the ship. Another important aspect is the separate recovery of chemicals on board, primarily the fuel and a 10-tonne shipment of the dangerous pesticide endosulfan by Del Monte. The ship had also been carrying a number of other chemicals in smaller quantities, including metamedopus, carbofuran, niclosemide, and proptineb. All of the…

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    Market Data

    Warning: The information on this page may be incorrect and/or outdated. Don’t trust it. Information about the world’s markets index, no longer maintained. Index Name Description Current Value Change Updated ^MERV MerVal (Argentina) 1479.650 25.720 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 ^AORD All Ordinaries (Australia) 4338.100 0 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 ^ATX ATX (Austria) 4.898,18 -0.1% Friday, June 22, 2007 ^BFX BEL-20 (Belgium) 3198.57 11.59 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 ^BVSP Bovespa (Brazil) 24868.471 337.682 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 ^GSPTSE S&P TSX Composite (Canada) 10367.89 5.34 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 ^SSEC Shanghai Composite (China) 1072.807 27.407 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 ^PX50 PX50 (Czech Republic) 0 0 Monday, January 01, 0001 ^KFX KFX (Denmark)…

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    Six aid groups suspend work in Chad after killing

    Saturday, November 14, 2009 Six aid groups have suspended work in Chad today after the killing of one aid worker, a rash of banditry, and a kidnapping, according to the United Nations. The UN says about 37,000 people will be affected in some way by the move. UN spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs noted that the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) are among those to halt operations. “To date, five NGOs [non-governmental organisations] and the ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross] have temporarily suspended their activities in the east,” Byrs said. “Serious acts of banditry in eastern Chad over the last two weeks jeopardise the continuity of…

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    Essiac Herbal Tea: Alternative Cancer Treatment

    Click Here For More Specific Information On: Spruce Cbd Best Cbd Oil For Dogs With Arthritis Submitted by: Sarah Thomas Essiac herbal tea for cancer was named after a Canadian nurse by the name of Rene Caisse, Essiac being her last name written backwards. She was credited for refining the original formula which contained eight herbs into a tea containing the four essential ingredients. The following is a brief account of them. Essiac Tea Formula: Herbs *Burdock root (Arctium lappa) In the past, this plant was used in folk medicine. It contains trace minerals such as potassium, phosphorous, chromium, iron, magnesium, zinc, silicon, sodium and cobalt. It also has vitamin…