Condo living is a fun and exciting take on a house. If you enjoy living in homes, you’ll probably find that condos for sale in the Las Vegas Strip are relatively similar. They both give privacy, and both will let you make small alterations to the walls. However, a condo offers even more options because they include more amenities, state-of-the-art appliances/equipment and much more.


While many people think of the area as prone to criminal activity, most people are friendly, relaxed and fun. They aren’t in a rush to get anywhere, for the most part, and have a more laid-back quality to them than you’ll find anywhere else. Other large cities have a hustle and bustle that can be overwhelming, but it is slightly different in the Nevada cities.

Casual Attire

Of course, when you’re heading to work you may have to wear suits, ties or dress up. However, you have the option of wearing casual attire, such as flip-flops and tank tops for most of the year. How awesome would it be to wear beach-style clothing for the whole year? Many people dislike snow and cold, bundling up and want to show off their tans, legs and everything else.


Almost every city offers a variety of food, based on culture, style and more. However, you won’t find nearly as many buffets and exciting options than in the Las Vegas Strip. Condos for sale will ensure that you get to dine wherever you want whenever you prefer. In most cases, you could eat at a different place each day and still have a month’s worth of variety!

Unique Scenery

You’re living in a desert, so you will notice a variety of scenery that you can’t experience anywhere else, such as animals and flora.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Google has launched an online spreadsheet site, in a private beta.

The site will allow spreadsheets to be shared between up to 10 users, which is aimed to be useful to teams and small businesses. “Many people already organise information into spreadsheets. Where they are struggling is to share it” said the product manager, Jonathan Rochelle.

Google recently bought the online word-processor Writely, launched a calendar product, as well as a desktop search tool. Many see this as them straying into Microsoft‘s markets.

Google Spreadsheets uses very advanced AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript And Xml) and Client Side Scripting to mimic very effectively it’s desktop counterparts’ functions.

It is surprisingly fast, has very good formatting and advanced formula support, but best of all it has complete support for Microsoft Excel .xls files, and very good collaboration: just enter the e-mail address and you can share easily.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Vestas Wind Systems, whose closing wind turbine blade manufacturing centre in Newport, Isle of Wight, England remains the site of a occupation now in its 11th day, has suddenly announced that the consultation period preceding the closure of the plant has been extended, and that the plant will remain open until mid-August.

The announcement, which was reported not by Vestas but by the RMT, was described by RMT General Secretary Bob Crow as “another significant milestone in the fight to save the factory and 625 skilled manufacturing jobs in green energy.” The plant had been due to close today.

News of the delay comes hours after confused reports that Vestas was withholding redundancy payment for at least 525 of the workers whose jobs were lost. According to a report by the local newspaper the Isle of Wight County Press, cheques which employees had been expecting today did not arrive; instead, workers who contacted Vestas management were told they would not receive payment until an interview process had been completed, and that if they began new jobs before the interview process was over they would not receive their money. However, according to Ventnorblog, a local Isle of Wight blog which has been following the Vestas closure closely, the layoff process was being delayed because a majority of the Vestas employees were refusing to agree to the management’s redundancy plan.

The delay of the closure allows more time for the negotiation of potential solutions for the Newport plant to remain open. The Vestas occupiers and labour groups continue to favour nationalisation of the plant, with Socialist Party spokesman Nick Chaffey saying:

The courageous stand of the Vestas occupation and the huge support that stands alongside it from Vestas workers and beyond has rocked management and the government. With the vital support of the RMT and wider support from the trade union movement including PCS, POA and FBU, the workers’ demand for nationalisation is the only way to resolve this crisis.

In addition to the Vestas occupiers’ proposal that the factory be nationalised, Caroline Lucas, the MEP for South East England and a member of the Green Party, has proposed that Vestas employees should form a workers’ co-operative with government aid in order to keep the plant running. The Tory-dominated Isle of Wight Council has unanimously endorsed a resolution saying that the plant should stay open, and has called for new investors to take the Vestas plant over, as was done at a smaller Vestas plant in Scotland recently.

The news of the delay comes as workers at the plant accused Vestas management of harassing the families of the 24 remaining occupiers of the plant. Families of some occupiers were served with legal papers at their homes. One of the occupiers, Luke Paxton, left the factory on Thursday night in order to be re-united with his family; Paxton was checked for malnutrition and low blood sugar by paramedics but was not hospitalized, instead opting to go home. Paxton complained that Vestas management, while now providing hot food to the occupiers, were still under-feeding them; the RMT, which is providing legal aid to the Vestas workers, has accused Vestas management of violating the Human Rights Act by attempting to “starve the workers at Vestas into submission”.

Protesters in fancy dress were successful in sending food into the plant yesterday. Protesters dressed as a fantasy wizard and can-can dancers distracted police and company security guarding the fence which has been erected around the site while other protesters flung a bag of food and an electric kettle onto the balcony outside the office which has served as the occupiers’ home base inside the factory. No arrests were made but the protesters were removed from the factory grounds.

Requests for comment from Vestas management received no reply.

Friday, June 5, 2009

General Motors Corporation (GM), an American automaker which has filed for bankruptcy protection, announced on Friday that the Penske Automotive Group (PAG) was selected to purchase Saturn Corporation. The transaction should be completed in October.

The purchase includes rights to the Saturn brand, its five current models and its dealership network. Two models would be discontinued, the Sky and Astra. GM would continue building the Aura sedan, the SUV’s, Vue and Outlook for at least two more years.

Saturn has 350 dealers across the United States. The dealers employ more than 13,000 jobs and sell only the Saturn autos. Canadian Saturn dealers are not included in the deal.

According to Penske future Saturn vehicles will be fuel economy focused. An expert indicated that this would move Saturn back to its roots of a entry level car company. PAG is in talks with several international automakers to replace GM after 2011. Automotive News reports that Renault Samsung Motors of Korea is the most likely candidate.

Penske wants Jill Lajdziak, Saturn’s general manager, and Tom LaSorda, former Chrysler President to head up the company when it is independent of GM.

Serra Automotive in Grand Blanc Township, Genesee County, Michigan, is in talks to take a partial ownership in a new Saturn lead by Penske.


If you own your own business, then you are probably already aware just how easy it can be to get lost in the paper work and legalities of ensuring your companies bookkeeping is kept up to date. If you don’t stay on top of this responsibility, then it can make doing your end of year tax preparations more complicated to complete. If you are tired of trying to do this on your own, then you should consider hiring a company to help you with your Bookkeeping in Mountain House, CA. Don’t let the process of finding a firm to help you with your accounting overwhelm you.Use the following three tips so you can make the process easy and worry free.

ReferencesAsk the company you are thinking about using to provide you with references. This should include a list of current clients that you can contact to ask questions about the service they receive. Don’t hire a company until you independently verify their ability to properly maintain your bookkeeping records. This will help ensure you get all the help you deserve.

Licenses and TrainingAsk the firm that you use what training and licenses the employees they hire have. If they don’t use individuals that have the proper training, then it could cause your books to become even more confusing and complicated to understand. After you are given the training infomrat6ion, make sure you research the certifications so you can have an understanding of the education they have.

FeesThe money you pay for the services you receive will vary depending on the size of your business and your current needs. The company you choose may charge a flat fee, or per form that they fill out on your behalf. Make sure you understand all of the fees you are expected to pay upfront, so you can properly budget for the Bookkeeping in Mountain House, CA that you need for your business.

With the right research you can find a bookkeeper who will be able to keep your companies financial information on point. In the Mountain House area, make sure you contact Tax Care Pro by calling them today, or Browse their website for more information. They have over 20 years of experience so you are sure to get the expert help and advice you need to keep your companies financial documents in order now, and in the future.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In a 7-2 decision handed down on Monday, the US Supreme Court struck down California’s violent video game law and ruled that video games are protected speech covered by the First Amendment. The California law banned the sale and rental of violent video games to minors.

The underlying question was whether the violence in video games has the ability to affect children more than violence in other media, such as books, movies, plays and other forms of entertainment.

Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays, and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium.

Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, said that depictions of violence have never been regulated by the US government. Thus violent videos are not to fall under government control as does pornography but is to be accorded the same First Amendment protections as other forms of entertainment. The sale of violent video games is not to be criminalized and California’s attempt to do so was “unprecedented and mistaken.” Scalia noted, referring to fairy tales, that “the books we give children to read—or read to them when they are younger—contain no shortage of gore.”

[T]he books we give children to read—or read to them when they are younger—contain no shortage of gore.

The beginning of the decision states, “Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays, and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium. And ‘the basic principles of freedom of speech…do not vary’ with a new and different communication medium.”

“The most basic principle—that government lacks the power to restrict expression because of its message, ideas, subject matter, or content, Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union, 535 U. S. 564, 573—is subject to a few limited exceptions for historically unprotected speech, such as obscenity, incitement, and fighting words. But a legislature cannot create new categories of unprotected speech simply by weighing the value of a particular category against its social costs and then punishing it if it fails the test.”

The justices were not convinced by the existing research that the interactive nature of video games pose a greater risk to society because of their interactive nature. None of the results of the existing research put before the court showed that violent games cause violent behavior. “Psychological studies purporting to show a connection between exposure to violent video games and harmful effects on children do not prove that such exposure causes minors to act aggressively. Any demonstrated effects are both small and indistinguishable from effects produced by other media. Since California has declined to restrict those other media, e.g., Saturday morning cartoons, its video-game regulation is wildly under-inclusive, raising serious doubts about whether the State is pursuing the interest it invokes or is instead disfavoring a particular speaker or viewpoint.”

According to Nadine Kaslow, professor and chief psychologist at Emory University Department of Psychology and Grady Hospital, the evidence regarding the effects of violent video games is mixed. While there is evidence to suggest that exposure of children to violence results in more aggressive and less pro-social behavior, some studies show there is no negative effect, she said. She point out that toy guns were popular and parents monitored whether toy guns were allowed in the home.

This ruling does not prevent private retailers from placing restrictions on their sale of video games. The video game industry currently has its own rating system, much like that used for movies, and educates retailers in using the rating system to prevent minors from buying mature-rated games. According to PC World the industry’s compliance is better than that of other entertainment industries. Further, parental controls have been added to game consoles.

The view of the Entertainment Software Association that a better strategy is the education of parents rather than court battles.

An automatic gate opener is such a relief for those who don’t like the idea of getting in and out the car just to open and close the gate.

Yes, driveway gates can really add security and a touch of class to your home, but it is really a hassle to open it and close it after a while. Gate openers are also important in agricultural facilities where Zebus and Brahman cattle are handled because these types of cattle are very difficult to block at fences and gates. However, it can be quite confusing to choose which one you should buy with the many brands available in the market. Aside from that, there are a lot of factors to consider before you purchase an automatic gate opener, from the materials used to make the gate to the mounting system to the right brand. 

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When you invest in an electronic gate opener, you want to make sure that its is worth the money you are spending. While it may initially seem like a gate constructed of plastic will be more affordable, and it also seems to provide the same benefits of other gate openers made of different materials, this isn’t always the case. Gate openers made of plastic tend to break easily because plastics tend to become brittle, thereby causing the breakage. And If you are in an area with a wet climate, gate openers made of untreated metal may not be ideal since this material can rust.

To determine whether or not the automatic gate opener you are purchasing is plastic or metal, you can get two different brands and weight them. Of course, metal is heavier than plastic and despite the extra pounds, metals can hold up and support more weight compared to plastics. It is also a good idea to evaluate how fast your gate opens. Stainless steel gate openers can move gates faster than those made of plastic. Zareba is one good brand to consider if you are interested in purchasing a metal gate opener.

It is also important to consider the type of operator package used in opening the gate. Swing operator gate opener packages open and close the gate through a hinge while slide systems use wheel and pulley system to carry out its function. A linear arm gate opener operator package swings the gate inward or outward depending on how the vehicle is approaching the gate. An underground operator package slides the gate out of your way and allows you to keep the operator system hidden. It is a good idea to check how each automatic gate opener operator system works to pick the one that best meets your needs. You may also consider the aesthetic appeal of the gate opener. If you are more interested in aesthetically pleasing gate opener, the Mighty Mule Gate Opener is one great option to consider.

Other operator packages for sale also come with load ratings to help determine the motor size you need to open or shut down the gate at your preferred speed. Some even require direct current to operate while some can run with a solar panel, which means that power supply options should also be considered.

The last thing to consider when purchasing an automatic gate opener is the mounting system. Some styles may work with any type of mounting system. Slide-system packages may require you to install tracks on the gates while digging and landscaping are required by underground systems.

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There are many companies looking for a digger derrick truck today. These vehicles are valuable pieces of machinery used for drilling soil and making jobs such as mining, construction, pole installation, and well-digging faster and easier to accomplish; however, like most mechanical equipment, operation has some risks. Working around a massive rotating bit can be dangerous, so workers should know all of the hazards involved in using this truck as well as the safety guidelines set forth to avoid any accidents on the work site.

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Regular Maintenance

In order to keep a digger derrick safe to use, the process begins by conducting regular maintenance. This vehicle is composed of a standard truck frame, a boom, and a large auger bit. Each of these components is made up of thousands of moving metal parts such as bearings and metal shafts that require regular oiling and replacement. Failure to follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedules and replacement intervals will eventually cause some parts to break down and fail. At this point, continued use of the vehicle can be very dangerous, as damaged parts can make the equipment highly unpredictable.

Maintenance on the truck should include regular engine tune-ups as well as oil and filter replacement. The digger derrick is hydraulically powered, which means hydraulic fluid is used to transmit the power coming from the engine to move the hydraulic rams that support the boom and rotate the massive auger bit. Maintenance on the digger derrick should include regular inspection and replacement of hydraulic fluid as recommended by the manufacturer. Although this fluid runs in a closed circuit, metal shavings from moving parts and pressure will eventually pollute the liquid which, if not replaced, can cause severe damage to the system’s delicate components.

Daily Inspection and Testing

Before taking the equipment on the road, it is important to conduct daily inspections and testing. Every component should be visually inspected for parts that may have been damaged during the previous operation. The tires should be checked for any cuts that could rupture; the undercarriage should be checked for any oil leaks that may be coming from the engine or the hydraulic system. Lights should be checked to ensure that they are in good working condition. The auger should also be checked for cracks as well as any bent or loose parts, as this component faces a lot of wear and any loose component could turn into shrapnel once the auger rotates.

Once the condition of the components is verified visually, the next step is to operate the vehicle and its components to verify for any unusual performance; these inspections should be done on a daily basis.

Site Inspection

The work site is another important factor to consider in the safe operation of this equipment. Before he vehicle is deployed, it is important to inspect the ground conditions of the site. The digger derrick requires its outriggers to be deployed first in order to gain stability before engaging its augers. The ground has to be solid enough to support the weight of the outriggers. Operators should see to it that there are no underground structures that could cave in under the weight of the equipment.

The Importance of Detoxification

In all holistic healing sciences on the planet, the NUMBER ONE key to good health is DIET. Combined with exercise and proper full breathing, a healthy, vital diet will keep us strong within our bodies and radiant without. These practices are also natural, everyday ways to detoxify.

Additionally, we must consider our hygiene practices and the products we use on our body, skin, and hair. Most of us may think that the skin and hair care products we use are primarily for cleansing and moisturizing. However, we have to remember that our hair and skin ingest nutrients. They eat also! Thus, if it is best for us to put high quality, natural, organic foods inside our body, we should apply the same logic to the outside of our body by using natural, wild-crafted, organic hair and skin care products.

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Although we specialize in natural, wild crafted, organic, vegan hair and skin care products, remember one of the Spokes in the Wheel of the Morrocco Method is a healthy, vibrant lifestyle fueled by the foods we ingest in our daily diet. These foods are of the utmost importance. In fact, what we eat is primarily responsible for the beauty of our Crowning Glory.

EatingMoreWater Foods

There are water foods and there are denser foods that contain little or no water at all. Our body is 70% water like our Planet Earth and our lymph system actually has a higher percentage of water than our blood: 80%. The food we eat should reflect similar percentages. That is, a healthy diet is one that is 70 to 80 percent water in its solid to liquid proportions. If we eat like this we will naturally detoxify. So, look at the proportion between water versus solid content to get a good barometer of how you are detoxing in your daily eating habits. If the percentages of water and water foods drop, and you eat more foods that are solid and dense with lower water content, the less detoxing action shall occur.

As our lymph system works to clean and detox our body of chemicals and toxins, it only makes sense that foods with higher water content are necessary to aid in detoxing wastes from the body. The key points to keep in mind are:

1. Eat a diet high in green vegetables and fruits. These have the most water and are definitely the healthiest choice to detox and live a healthy lifestyle.

2. Drink plenty of liquids, including quality spring or purified (rather than tap) water, natural fruit and vegetable juices, and herbal teas rich in antioxidants.

3. Never drink sodas or chemical-based drinks of any kind. They poison the system, making your body sluggish and more toxic. Even worse than sugar-based drinks, or the ones filled with artificial saccharin or nutriaand. Avoid ones that are sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup.

4. Fish and poultry are OK in moderation.

5. Red meats are meant to be eaten in very moderate amounts. If you look around the planet, you will notice that in areas where red meat is the dominant food, life expectancy is shorter.


For our lymph system to do its job of detoxing most effectively, we need to activate and cleanse it with exercise and movement. Unlike blood, which has our heart to pump blood throughout our system, our lymph system has no such device. Hence, it is through movement and exercise that we detox and eliminate toxins from the lymph system. Generally, just a half hour of leisurely walking in the morning, after lunch, and in the evening will do the job. If this is too much to start with, try once each day and gradually build up to twice and hopefully three times each day to see maximum benefits.

Running and jogging are not recommended here and are not necessary for a good detoxing program. Proper breath is our greatest source of strength and best ally for detoxing our system. Keeping the breath nice and even during your walks will do the trick. If you want to be more adventurous, try yoga, chi quong, martial arts, or any low- impact aerobics exercise that does not leave you winded are all excellent for health on a daily basis.

Throughout this book, I have shared with you some of the breathing exercises that we at Morrocco Method International practice and recommend to our clients. Here, we want to share with you the greatest breathing exercise you can do. It is quite basic and simple.

The Breathing Exercise:

The formula is a ratio of 1 count breathing in, 4 counts for holding, and 2 counts for breathing out. For example, you can breathe in for a count of 5, hold the breath for a count of 20, and then breathe out for a count of 10. If this is done three times per day, this exercise alone is scientifically proven to be the most beneficial and healthy detoxing method known to man. So, when you wake up in the morning, sit up straight and breathe in for a count that is comfortable for you to start?say 4 seconds. Then hold for 16 seconds, and breathe out for a count of 8 seconds. Mid-day or after work, repeat this process. Finally, just before going to bed, repeat this simple breathing technique. Do this three times a day in sessions of 3 to 10.

HairRevolution and Detoxing

With these factors in place, we return now to what we ingest through our skin and hair. To elaborate more fully, anything that we apply to our skin and scalp will be ingested through our pores, enter our blood stream, and travel throughout the entire body. Our body and hair care products can, therefore, also aid in detoxing by not only adding healthy nutrients for our body to ingest, but also by cleansing and keep our skin and hair health so that they can also aid in the overall detox process. We guarantee that ALL of our MorroccoMethod International products do just that!

On the other hand, when you use hair and skin care products like shampoos, styling gels, cosmetics, and deodorants that contain manufactured chemicals, or put your hair through damaging chemical processes like dying, bleaching, perming, or straightening, a huge amount of toxins settle into your glands over time. And when our bodies can no longer naturally detox these chemicals, toxins, and wastes from our glands, the build-up will lead to stagnation, putrification, and eventually life-threatening diseases, as carcinogens and other toxic waste compromise your immune system and causes collapses in health. Now that you know how important it is to detox and avoid toxic chemicals as much as you can, I invite you to take a look at how Morrocco Method International products work to keep your system cleansed and healthy.

Hair and Skin Products

In HairRevolution, the purpose of using Morrocco Method shampoos and conditioners based on the Five Elements is to aid the body in not ingesting the same ingredient day in and day out. If you use the same shampoo for years, your body will develop an immune reaction to it and compromise your ability to detox properly. This is why I recommend alternating shampoos that have botanicals associated with Fire, Earth, Air, Water and Chi or Ether elements. The constant change allows the body to ingest the healthy nutrients of the Five Elements while also being cleansed. The more we aid our detoxing system, instead of taxing it, the more we create natural, healthy ways to eliminate toxins.

Zen Detox A Deeper Way to Detoxify Your Crowning Glory

Detoxing as described above is a normal, healthy, every day way in which your body casts off what it cannot use or does not need. But depending how far down the road you have gone eating poorly and using toxic body and hair products, a switch over to healthier products might not be enough to do the job alone.You might need to go a litte bit deeper and amp up your detoxing efforts with a more rigorous and powerful detox plan. As one of my passions is Ayurveda, I would like to further explain these points from an Ayurvedic point of view.

Experts in the deep healing tradition of Tibetan Ayurveda, explains that there are four levels of healing in this powerful version of traditional Ayurveda. These levels have to do with greater and lesser levels of how to address any physical, mental, or emotional condition we face. Just like I have outlined above, The first and most important level of treatment has to do with lifestyle changes: proper diet, exercise, relaxation, and hygiene. If we make the effort to live a lifestyle based on the five elements, 95% of all of our problems would just go away. It is as simple as that.

So for our hair, the proper nutrition we ingest, the proper products we cleanse with and the various exercises we give it and our scalp by massaging and brushing can do quite a lot to return our Crowning Glory to its natural, vibrant, luxurious state. Conversely, if we eat processed and toxic foods, and lather all kinds of poisonous chemicals onto our heads, why wouldn`t we expect our hair to thin, frizz, develop split ends, and look dull and lifeless.

When these conditions occur, returning to proper diet and using all-natural, organic hair care products daily won`t work alone. Years of abuse have taken their toll. We cannot expect quick or overnight results. This is where a deeper level of detoxification, the second level Tibetan Ayurvedic healing comes in. And this more rigorous detoxification is the deeper work that is needed in our HairRevolution if we are to ever regain the vibrant, lustrous head of hair and scalp we all can achieve.

There are a number of books on nutrition that will convince you to change your diet in the direction I suggest at the start of this chapter. My suggestion is that you look on books that espouse a more vegan or vegetarian diet. Seek out books on raw food, Macrobiotic, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diets and Ayurveda. All of these systems have daily nourishment and detox programs when it comes to your eating habits.

Stay tuned for part 3 when you will learn about the importance of daily brushing and massagin of the scalp.

The time is 19:00 (UTC) on June 21st, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Northern Hemisphere celebrates summer solstice for 2006
    • 1.2 Australia’s Old Parliament House becomes heritage listed
    • 1.3 NZ law exempts working farm dogs from embedded ID tag rule
    • 1.4 England fans watch match in cinema
    • 1.5 Mexico lose 1-2 to Portugal but still qualify in Group D
    • 1.6 Angola draw 1-1 with Iran in Group D
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