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Where to Lay Concrete on Your Home Property

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Your home depends on easy movement of traffic to function properly. If you have ever been in a cluttered home that you cannot move through without twisting and turning around furniture and junk, or if you have attempted to walk down a crowded, thin hallway during a house party, then you know how frustrating it can be to not have the appropriate space for easy movement. The same rules apply to the yard space around a home; you need space to move about and get where you need to go.

At the same time, though, you have probably seen an unhealthy yard with trampled grass, ugly foot trails where people have walked over plants, and other unsightly features. You may have even seen the hideous habit of people parking cars on their grass or owners taking up all of the space in front of a house because there is not adequate parking on a driveway. All of these issues stress the importance of walking paths, driveways, and other paved areas for human and vehicle traffic. A property needs the space to allow for ease of movement, and it also needs designation of where it is acceptable for cars and people to walk. There is enough concrete in Schenectady to allow you to beautify your home with adequate paved space. Protect your yard and make people feel welcome.

Here is a step-by-step guide to how to create the proper amount of paths on your property, where to lay them out, and how they should all function. Whether you are building a new home or fixing up an existing one, these rules should be appropriate:

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Since your home likely has street access, you will need a sidewalk that runs along the street. This gives your home a welcoming feel. People will be invited to stroll along the front of your property, neighbors will feel welcome to walk by, and people out for a stroll will stay off your grass. If you have a front-fenced yard, then the same rule applies. This allows you and your guests to take a stroll around the circumference of your property, giving your fenced home an estate feel.

Next, create the path from the street to your garage or parking area. Pave wide enough that two-way traffic will be possible. If you have a small, one-car garage, then you should still try to pave enough space for two cars. If you have a large amount of space between your garage and street access, pave for three lanes of traffic. This may seem excessive, but in the event of a party, cars can park in one row, and cars can enter and exit in the other two rows. Create a lot in front of your garage, preferably with a rounded shape, so that parking, entering, and exiting will flow naturally, even for 1 or 2 cars.

Line a path from the street or your front gate to the house’s front door. This will center the appearance of your home and not draw focus to the garage, which is not the prettiest feature of any home.

Create a large, rectangular patio, covered or uncovered, anywhere in your back yard. This will be outdoor socializing space with multiple purposes. Create a path to your garage and/or driveway, and paths to the back doors of your house. If you created a path along the perimeter of your property, connect it to this gathering space.

With all of these paved areas, your home will have a pleasing flow of car and human traffic. When you are ready, you can find experts to lay concrete in Schenectady everywhere you see fit. Concrete may not be as pretty as grass, but remember that the right amount of concrete keeps your grass and other greenery safe.

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Two men fined over 2006 German train crash that killed 23

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Two men have been fined for their failure to prevent the 2006 Lathen maglev train accident in Germany, which caused 23 deaths and 11 injuries on September 22, 2006.

The maglev train involved slammed into a maintenance vehicle at high speed on a test track after what was described as a “chain of human error” Maglevs float above the rails, kept up and propelled by magnetism. This particular Transrapid sat 1 cm above the rails and featured a rail-hugging design that reduced the risk of derailments.

The state court in Osnabrück fined then track manager Guenter Steinmetz 24,000 euro and his successor Joerg Metzner 20,000 euro. Both men were convicted of 23 counts of manslaughter and 11 counts of causing negligent injury. Prosecutors had sought jail sentences but the men were spared this as the court ruled they had not acted with criminal intent. The men intend to appeal.

The men had failed to install automatic brakes that would have stopped the train while there was a maintenance vehicle on the tracks and of not adhering to the “two-people-on-duty” guideline.

The third defendant, traffic superintendent Guenther Mueller, was unable to face trial due to suicide fears. His prosecution will occur at a later date. He is said to be the most important person facing charges, as he cleared the train to proceed when, in fact, the line was blocked.

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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch wins 2011 spring race in Richmond, Virginia

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won his third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spring race at Richmond International Speedway on Saturday during the 2011 Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 in Virginia. Throughout the course of the race there were eight cautions and the lead changed among ten drivers.

Busch, who led 235 laps, was over one second ahead of his teammate Denny Hamlin at the conclusion of the race. Kasey Kahne finished third, ahead of David Ragan and Carl Edwards. Clint Bowyer, A. J. Allmendinger, Jimmie Johnson, and Tony Stewart followed in the next four positions. Brian Vickers could only manage a tenth place finish.

During the race, Ryan Newman collided into Juan Pablo Montoya, prompting Montoya to crash into the SAFER barrier. Following the accident, Newman told his crew, “I can’t believe they [NASCAR] aren’t going to black flag that 42 car. … I’m going to take care of it after the race.” On lap 236, Montoya collided back into Newman.

64 laps later, a nine car accident, involving Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and six other drivers occurred. Following the accident, Gordon commented, “I seem to find the worst angles for hitting walls. I wish there was a SAFER barrier there. I seem to be able to find the ones without the SAFER barrier.”

After the race, Busch said, “I learned from Denny last fall, and I’m not going to say what I learned. He might know, but we did a good job at doing what we needed to do.” Next, Hamlin told his crew chief Mike Ford that he “didn’t have anything” for Busch.

Following the race, Edwards remains Drivers’ Championship leader with 335 points. Nine points behind, Johnson is second with 326. In third, Busch is 30 points behind, but four ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are fifth and sixth respectively with 300 and 289 points. Bowyer, Newman, Kenseth, and Stewart round out the top-ten positions for the Drivers’ Championship.

The 2011 season continues on May 7 at Darlington Raceway for the 2011 Showtime Southern 500. The race will be televised in the U.S. on the FOX Network at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

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CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Michael McMahon running in Prince Edward—Hastings

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Friday, September 26, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. New Democratic Party candidate Michael McMahon is standing for election in the riding of Prince Edward—Hastings. McMahon moved to Windsor in 1951, getting a degree in education, teaching locally and in Papua New Guinea. He served as Branch President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), served on multiple of their major committees, and recently retired from the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

Wikinews contacted Michael McMahon, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted.

Since being redefined in 2003, the riding includes the County of Prince Edward and the County of Hastings (except the City of Quinte West). Conservative Party member Daryl Kramp currently represents the riding, after beating a Liberal in 2004. Ken Cole of the Liberals and Alan Coxwell of the Greens are also running in the riding.

For more information, visit the campaign’s official website, listed below.

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Help, I Want To Seduce My Best Friends Mom}

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Do you dab on a little extra cologne or aftershave before you head to your best friends house? Do you spend a little more time on your outfit than you should? Unless you have unrequited feelings for your best friend, your brain is focused on how can I seduce my best friends mom. Lucky for you the May-December romance is still in fashion and with a few helpful tips, you can stop stuttering and make your move.

I know, youre thinking theres no way I can seduce my best friends mom, but youre wrong. Older women dig younger guys, but not just any younger guy; you have to be mature and smooth to seduce your best friends mom. The first step you need to take is learning to relax. Next time you see your best friends mom, look her right in the eyes and say Hello, Lisa. Only call her Lisa if thats her actual name, but the point is to be confident. Calling her by her name rather than Mrs. Jakes Mom, will allow her to view you as a man, instead of her sons best friend.

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Seducing any mom takes some getting used to, but seducing your best friends mom will require some getting used to. To get comfortable with this, you may even have to convince yourself. Try this exercise before you see her again; look in the mirror and say, Im going to seduce my best friends mom. Repeating this will get you used to the idea, and the possibility that it can actually happen.

Once youre comfortable calling her by her first name, stop by when you know your best friend wont be around. Shell open up to the idea of getting involved with her sons best friend is if shes comfortable with it. The only way she will be comfortable is if she can get to know you, without her son around. Since seducing a mom is considered the big leagues, youll have to bring your A game. Bring flowers or a nice bottle of wine, and tell her you were just thinking about her when you saw the gift. This gesture and that line will show her how mature and attentive you are.

Once you have developed a relationship with her on a different level, and you have proven yourself to be a mature man, you can move on to the next step. This next step would be to up your game and actually try to make a move on her in a romantic way. Make sure that you respect her while you attempt this, because no matter where it goes, you dont want it to end up bad.

You could start with just simply trying to get her attention and flirt with her to see where it could all lead. If she does show signs of interest, then go ahead and try to kiss her. Remember though she is experienced and will expect a mature and appropriate kiss. Kissing can make it all happen, so be prepared, confident, and relaxed. Dont rush anything and above all else, respect her, her words, her wants, and her needs.

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New Zealand’s new small change

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Monday, July 31, 2006

Today New Zealand’s new coins have been released. The new coins replace the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins, while the 5-cent coin is being removed from circulation for good.

The new coins retain the same design as before but the 10-cent coin is now copper coloured. All coins except the 10-cent are now made from plated steel and nickel, making them lighter and cheaper to produce. The 10-cent coin is made from plated steel and copper.

Brian Lang, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Currency Manager, said: “The introduction of smaller, lighter coins is one of New Zealand’s biggest currency changes since the introduction of decimal currency on 10 July 1967.”

The Reserve Bank reports that they have issued 1,037 million coins since the introduction of decimal currency.

However, people can still use their old change between now and 1 November 2006, when the old coins will cease being legal tender.

A survey conducted by ACNielsen, on behalf of the Reserve Bank, in January 2004 shows that 51% liked the idea of the new coins initially.

The ANZ Bank are asking for people to donate their old 5-cent coins to Plunket in their ‘5s for under fives’ appeal.

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Potential Goldsmith leak worries Labour, excites opposition

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April 26, 2005

The UK Labour party are preparing for the worst as expectations of a new leak in the wake of the Iraq war continue to rise. The possibility that 13 pages of legal advice by the attorney general Lord Goldsmith will be made public has caused a stir as tensions in the race for the upcoming general election continue to build.

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  • 2 Defence
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Belgian prime minister offers resignation

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme has offered to resign amid a political dispute, the press office of the Belgian parliament reported on Thursday.

The Belgian king, King Albert II, has not yet accepted the prime minister’s offer. He and Leterme met on Thursday’s afternoon, the office said. The king said that the resulting political turbulence from the resignation “seriously threatens” the country’s standing in the European Union.

“[He] had no other choice than to inform us that he would go to the king immediately to tender the government’s resignation,” said Belgium’s health minister, Laurette Onkelinx.

The Belgian palace commented on the issue in a written statement. “The king and the prime minister jointly underlined that […] a political crisis would be inopportune and would seriously damage both the economic and social well-being of the citizens and the role of Belgium in Europe.”

Leterme also resigned as prime minister in late 2008 over a banking scandal. He returned to office last November when former PM Herman van Rompuy gave up the post to become the first, full-time head of the European Union.

This latest resignation is a fallout of Belgium’s long-term power struggle between the country’s French-speaking Walloons and Flemish-speaking majority.

The latest disagreement centers on special rights for Walloons living near Brussels; specifically, the location of electoral boundaries around the capital. A key coalition member, the Flemish liberal Open VLD Party, pulled out of the government, frustrated over the failure to resolve the dispute. Party chairman Alexander De Croo said that”[w]e have not agreed on a negotiated solution and therefore Open VLD no longer has confidence in the government.”

Without the VLD, the other four government parties have 76 of 150 lower house seats in the parliament, although governing with such a small majority would be hard, Al Jazeera says.

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Update Your Home Office Hardware With A New Monitor}

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Gone are the days of the traditional 15-inch monitors that people used to have to deal with. The new PC monitors are sleeker and they provide excellent images and color. Whether you need a new computer monitor for your home or office, a large screen will provide the best combination of brightness, contrast ratio, and resolution. Check out the following computer monitors if you want quality products that are reasonably priced. These computer monitors are excellent for people who use their computers for work, gaming, and watching television, and those who are interested in photography. It is also worth noting that flat screen monitors are sleek, slim, energy-efficient, and lighter than traditional monitors. These flat screen computer monitors are excellent for working, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, surfing the internet, and viewing pictures online.

AOC E2343F 1080p Widescreen 23-inch LCD Monito

The AOC E2343F 1080p Widescreen 23-inch LCD Monitor has many excellent features: Display: 23-inch TFT LCD, Display format: 1080p, Refresh rate: 60 Hz, Pixel response: 5 ms, # Aspect ratio: 16:9, Dynamic contrast ratio: 50000000:1, and Brightness: 250 cd/m2. The AOC is a prime example of a quality, modern computer monitor and it’s one of our favorites. This computer monitor offers smart technology and excellent image quality, and it has a stylish, tasteful design. This LCD computer monitor is famed for producing accurate colors and reproducing all the deep blacks. At 23 inches, the AOC strikes an excellent balance between a large size and relative affordability. It’s versatile enough to play graphic-intensive games, view HD movies, and tackle serious computing tasks without any problems. This PC monitor has excellent performance characteristics and it is also affordably priced.

Asus VH236H 23-inch High-Resolution LCD Monito

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The Asus VH236H 23-inch High-Resolution LCD Monitor has the following features: Actual Screen Size: 23 inches, widescreen, Screen Technology: Active Matrix TFT, Pixel Pitch: 0.266mm, 0.266 mm, Maximum Response Time: 2 ms, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Horizontal Viewing Angle: 160 degrees, Vertical Viewing Angle: 160 degrees, Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Brightness: 300 Nit, Built-in Devices: Speaker, and it is available in a black color. The ASUS is an excellent choice for teenagers, young adults, and people who are on a budget. This computer monitor offers excellent performance and it is sensibly priced. This widescreen LCD monitor can accommodate multiple windows on a screen and it will increase your productivity. It comes with a crystal clear display and it produces excellent black levels. It also produces brighter whites than most other computer monitors. Without a doubt it will look fantastic in your home or office!

SANYO PID-42AE1 42″ LCD Monito

The SANYO PID-42AE1 42″ LCD Monitor has the following features: 42-inch screen size, widescreen, Screen Mode: HD 1080, Maximum Response Time: 9 ms, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Horizontal Viewing Angle: 178, Vertical Viewing Angle: 178, Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Contrast Ratio: 1000:1, and Brightness: 500 Nit. The SANYO PID 42-inch computer monitor is one-of-a-kind. It has a faster response time than most PC monitors and it features technology that reduces glare and sharpens images. The large screen size is excellent for serious computing tasks and it facilitates mutitasking. It is very easy to display multiple web pages at one time with this lovely computer monitor. The size and high definition makes this computer moinitor a great choice for watching movies, gaming, and surfing the internet. If you’re looking for high definition for a great price, you can’t go wrong with the SANYO PID-42AE1 42″ LCD Monitor.

Elo 4600L 46″ LCD Touchscreen Monito

The Elo 4600L 46″ LCD Touchscreen Monitor has the following features: Screen Mode: HD 1080, Maximum Response Time: 16 ms, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Horizontal Viewing Angle: 178, Vertical Viewing Angle: 178, Mount Type: Wall-mountable, Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Maximum Refresh Rate: 60 Hz, Color Support: 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit), Contrast Ratio: 3500:1, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Brightness: 405 Nit, Speakers: Yes, Touchscreen: Yes. The Elo 4600L 46″ LCD Touchscreen Monitor is an excellent choice for businessowners and it will enhance your customer’s experience. This innovative computer monitor was built to last and it comes with a 46-inch screen, so it’s perfect for serious computing tasks. This luxurious computer monitor is also sleek and it has a beautiful design. It will not take up a lot of space in your office because it has a slim profile. It also has a fast response time, so it’s perfect for watching HD movies. The dynamic contrast ratio produces sharp images whether playing games or watching television and movies. This device has high quality components and very high ratings, so you should definitely check it out.

NEC Display MultiSync LCD3090WQXi-BK Widescreen 30-inch LCD Monito

This computer monitor has the following features: Actual Screen Size: 30″, Widescreen: Yes, Maximum Response Time: 6ms, Pixel Pitch: 0.251 mm, Aspect Ratio: 16:10, Horizontal Viewing Angle: 178, Vertical Viewing Angle: 178, Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600, Contrast Ratio: 1000:1, Brightness: 350 Nit, Brightness: 350 Nit, Color: Black. The NEC Display MultiSync LCD3090WQXi-BK Widescreen LCD Monitor offers fantastic screen performance and an industrial-strength design. It comes with a stunning 30-inch screen, so it’s perfect for large corporations, small businesses, and homeowners. Most people are impressed with this lovely computer monitor and it’s perfect in every way. This device produces superb images and vivid colors and it has an artful design. This monitor is also perfect for serious gamers and it produces excellent graphics. The performance of this compuiter monitor is fantastic, plus it’s a great choice for graphics work. Finally, the monitor is flawless and it easily outperforms other 40-inch models.

These computer monitors are stylish, sleek and eminently affordable. But aesthetics and price are only two aspects of importance. The monitors also have a fast response time and a dynamic contrast ratio, so they are optimized for both work and play. These monitors will produce vivid colors and excellent sharpness of images on screen. Not only that, but they meet the exacting standards of the industry, which makes them worth your time-and your money!

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President Bush defends NSA domestic intercepts

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Monday, December 19, 2005

In a radio speech from the White House on 17 December 2005, President Bush acknowledged that in the weeks following 9/11 he had “authorized the National Security Agency [NSA], consistent with U.S. law and the Constitution, to intercept international communications of people with known links to al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations.”

President Bush said that the government establishes a clear link to terrorist networks before intercepting these communications, adding that the purpose of the program is to “detect and prevent terrorist attacks against the United States and our allies.”

Stating that terrorists inside the United States were communicating with terrorists abroad before the 9/11 attacks, President Bush said that the authorization he gave the NSA “helped address that problem in a way that is fully consistent with my constitutional responsibilities and authorities.”

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that established procedures requiring court approval were simply not quick and flexible enough to respond to the urgency of the terrorist threat, and to allow the administration to eavesdrop on highly mobile targets in order to disrupt potential plots.

Before Bush’s secret order, such wiretaps were obtained through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978. It prescribes procedures for requesting judicial authorization for electronic surveillance and physical search of persons engaged in espionage or international terrorism against the United States on behalf of a foreign power. FISA also allows the Attorney General to grant permission for emergency wiretaps without a warrant, with retroactive application being made within 72 hours. Historically, the vast majority of applications are accepted without modifications by FISA. For example in the 2004 report of FISA to Congress it is noted that the number of approved warrants with substantive modifications was 94 out of a total of 1758 while 5 applications were rejected.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra defended Bush’s authorization of the surveillance program and to bypass the FISA. Chairwoman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Susan Collins announced a call on the NSA for a “full briefing” about the program, and said that the program’s authority needs to be clarified. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Bush’s radio address raised “serious questions as to what the activities were and whether the activities were lawful.”

The President noted that the NSA activities are reviewed “approximately every 45 days.” He added: “During each assessment, previous activities under the authorization are reviewed. The review includes approval by our nation’s top legal officials, including the attorney general and the counsel to the president.” All people involved in the periodic review are members of the executive branch.

Bush also said that NSA’s activities under this authorization are thoroughly reviewed by the Justice Department and NSA’s top legal officials, including NSA’s general counsel and inspector general, adding that “leaders in Congress have been briefed more than a dozen times on this authority and the activities conducted under it.” Members of Congress from both parties are now calling for congressional hearings to learn more.

The president concluded by saying that “this authorization is a vital tool in our war against the terrorists. It is critical to saving American lives. The American people expect me to do everything in my power under our laws and Constitution to protect them and their civil liberties.”

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