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By | December 3, 2016

What is a Green Construction?

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Zack Verde

As people begin to realize the impact we make on the world around us, going green is becoming a phenomenon. So, just what is green construction?

There has been an increasing concern with environmental and pollution issues in recent years. This has not come about completely without some serious justification. All indications are that we are in a serious crisis. The green construction movement is a reaction to this crisis. Green construction is a home, building, or other structure that is built, maintained, repaired, or even demolished with thought to the environmental impact. This impact may take several forms.

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One of these forms is energy efficiency. The production of electricity from the burning of fossil fuels is one of the most harmful activities to the environment in existence today. Green structures incorporate renewable energy sources that might include the use of wind, solar, low impact hydropower, or biothermal energy. The source of power is not the only concern. Another concern is the reduction of power use in lighting and appliances.

Water pollution is another concern addressed in green construction. This is especially true in the case of urban runoff. Storm water runoff is a major source of pollution in rivers and lakes. Green structures take into consideration the reduction of all toxic materials. This includes mercury, asbestos, and lead. These three substances have been linked to major health problems.

Green Building also is involved in waste. Waste is a key word. Waste can be reduced. It can be reused and recycled. The reduction of waste in construction, or renovation, and even demolition involves such things as proper disposal of materials. Landscaping is also involved. Large scale landscaping projects involved with Green Building seek to protect and preserve natural resources as much as possible.

The above are just some of the factors that are part of the green construction movement. They have in common a concern for the environment. There are a wide range of issues that are nearing the real danger point. Global warming has become more than just a liberal hobby, and a recognized scientific fact. Pollution of the sea and the waterways is endemic and increasing. Asbestos and lead have poisoned and sickened thousands.

People are beginning to wake up and realize that we live on a fragile planet and we continue to abuse it at our risk. The green construction movement is a place to stop the slide, and return to sanity. It is a grassroots movement that offers hope not only to us, but also to the generations that will follow us upon this earth.

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Strong earthquake in Sumatra

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Two earthquakes, measuring 6.3 and 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra within the space of two hours, killing at-least 70 people. The death toll may rise as a large number of buildings were destroyed and the search for survivors continues.

No tsunami warning was issued, although some people in coastal areas moved inland. However, as the quake was under land there was no likelihood of a tsunami.

The tremors were felt in Singapore and Malaysia as well.

Wikinews interviews Christopher Beyette, prince of the Principality of Vikesland

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Wikinews interviews Christopher Beyette, prince of the Principality of Vikesland

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Over the past few months, Wikinews reporter Joseph Ford has held several interviews with Kevin Baugh, president of the Republic of Molossia, a micronation located near Dayton, Nevada. This week, Ford had the opportunity to interview another intermicronational leader, Christopher Beyette, prince of the Principality of Vikesland, another micronation located in Manitoba.

At only three years old, the Principality is a relative newcomer to the intermicronational community.

When asked if he considers Vikesland a serious micronation, Prince Christopher said that his country is “a new nation project. Our goal is to eventually become an internationally recognized state with hopefully some sort of small sovereign land base.”

He went on to tell much more about Vikesland, which can be read in the interview below.

Shimon Peres discusses the future of Israel

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Shimon Peres discusses the future of Israel

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

This year Israel turns sixty and it has embarked upon a campaign to celebrate its birthday. Along with technology writers for Slate, PC Magazine, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Aviation Weekly, Wikinews was invited by the America-Israel Friendship League and the Israeli Foreign Ministry to review Israel’s technology sector. It’s part of an effort to ‘re-brand the country’ to show America that there is more to Israel than the Palestinian conflict. On this trip we saw the people who gave us the Pentium processor and Instant Messaging. The schedule was hectic: 12-14 hours a day were spent doing everything from trips to the Weizmann Institute to dinner with Yossi Vardi.

On Thursday, the fifth day of the junket, David Saranga of the foreign ministry was able to arrange an exclusive interview for David Shankbone with the President of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shimon Peres. For over an hour they spoke about Iranian politics, whether Israel is in danger of being side-lined in Middle Eastern importance because of Arab oil wealth, and his thoughts against those who say Israeli culture is in a state of decay.

The only crime I committed was to be a little bit ahead of time. And if this is the reason for being controversial, maybe the reason is better than the result.

Shimon Peres spent his early days on kibbutz, a bygone socialist era of Israel. In 1953, at the age of 29, Peres became the youngest ever Director General of the Ministry of Defense. Forty years later it was Peres who secretly gave the green light for dialogue with Yassir Arafat, of the verboten Palestine Liberation Organization. It was still official Israeli policy to not speak with the PLO. Peres shares a Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzak Rabin and Arafat for orchestrating what eventually became the Oslo Accords. The “roadmap” that came out of Oslo remains the official Israeli (and American) policy for peace in the Palestinian conflict. Although the majority of Israeli people supported the plans, land for peace was met with a small but fiery resistance in Israel. For negotiating with Arafat, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shouted at Peres, “You are worse than Chamberlain!” a reference to Hitler’s British appeaser. It was during this time of heated exchanges in the 1990s that Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by Yigal Amir, a Jew who thought it against Halakhic law to give up land given by God (Hashem).

Peres is the elder statesman of Israeli politics, but he remembers that he has not always been as popular as he is today. “Popularity is like perfume: nice to smell, dangerous to drink,” said Peres. “You don’t drink it.” The search for popularity, he goes on to say, will kill a person who has an idea against the status quo.

Below is David Shankbone’s interview with Shimon Peres, the President of Israel.

Contents

  • 1 Israeli technology
  • 2 The future of the peace process in Israel
  • 3 The waning importance of history
  • 4 Is Israel a united society?
  • 5 Iran: will Israel strike first?
  • 6 The 2006 Lebanon War
  • 7 On American politics
  • 8 Peres on his Presidency and learning from the future, not the past
  • 9 Related news
  • 10 Sources

Vasculyse Effective Treatment For Spider Veins}

By | December 2, 2016

Vasculyse – Effective Treatment for Spider Veins

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Dr. Dina Eliopoulos

Spider veins can deter from the skins healthy look and appearance. The occurrence of these veins cannot be controlled but fortunately, they can be treated by a proven method of treatment known as Vasculyse. Vasculyse is very popular because it is safe and effective for not only spider veins, but also other skin conditions such as cherry spots and skin tags. This treatment can be done on the face, arms and the legs which are the areas more prone to spider veins.

What Are Spider Veins?

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Spider veins are red, blue or purple vein-like lines under the skin layer that many men and women suffer from. A series of small veins or capillaries break out from a center point and resemble a spider and often form a mesh-like appearance. Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, can occur due to increased pressure on these tiny blood vessels. They can be due to hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy and menstruation, or develop from skin trauma, sun damage and the natural aging process. Conditions such as rosacea can also contribute to their occurrence. Spider veins on the face are most common around the nose and cheeks. Spider veins on the legs can commonly develop over time, and can be exacerbated by sitting or standing for long periods of time or from weight gain.

Vasculyse Treatment

During a Vasculyse treatment, very low levels of electric current are applied with a micro needle to the tiny veins or capillaries on the skin surface. This causes the distended capillaries to coagulate. The collapsed capillaries no longer fill with blood and are then absorbed by the body. In time there is regeneration of new capillaries that are healthy. This greatly improves the appearance of the skin and the spider veins disappear. The process is quick and causes absolutely no pain. Treatment involves one to three sessions depending on the severity. Immediately after treatment, there is minimal skin reaction, which disappears within no time. There is no recovery time involved and the treatment can be done as a lunchtime procedure.

Vasculyse is a highly effective, safe, non-invasive treatment for spider veins with virtually no side effects. The spider veins are visibly reduced after treatment and the skin looks clear and healthy. The result of Vasculyse treatment is amazing and long lasting, leaving a healthy, clear skin.

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Find me all the red balloons; MIT wins DARPA challenge

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Find me all the red balloons; MIT wins DARPA challenge

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Monday, December 7, 2009

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the challenge to find ten 8-foot (2.4 metre) weather balloons spread across the continental United States, just nine hours after the event’s start. In a test of the nation’s social networking skills, the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) offered US$40,000 (26,900) to the first team to identify the location of all ten balloons. The event marks the 40th anniversary of ARPAnet, the precursor to today’s Internet, a project developed by DARPA.

In a statement announcing the winner, DARPA said “the Challenge explores basic research issues such as mobilization, collaboration, and trust in diverse social networking constructs and could serve to fuel innovation across a wide spectrum of applications.” They also stated that they intend to “meet with teams to review the approaches and strategies used to build networks, collect information, and participate in the Challenge.”

The MIT team offered a reward scheme of its own as an incentive to public cooperation, offering US$2,000 to anyone who gave them the coordinates of a balloon. They also gave US$500 to whomever invited the person who gave the correct coordinates to join the challenge. They then gave the person who invited that person US$250, and so on, giving any left over or unclaimed money to charity. The MIT team hoped to ” […] find out how information spreads on the internet, and how online social networks help this spread”.

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Study: Socialized Canadian surgery half the U.S. cost with same results

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Study: Socialized Canadian surgery half the U.S. cost with same results

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Americans pay twice as much for heart-bypass surgery as the socialized Canadian system, with no difference in outcome, according to today’s issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine in a study funded by American drug company, Pfizer Inc.. The research found that heart bypass surgery costs an average of $10,373 in Canada, compared with $20,673 in the United States. Even though the costs were double in the United States, the rate of complications and death following bypass surgery was similar.

High administrative costs and overtreatment are usually blamed for the higher cost in the profit-driven U.S. system. Americans spent $5,635 per capita on health care in 2003, while only $3,003 was spent by Canadians. Health spending accounts for almost 15 per cent of gross domestic product in the U.S. and just under 10 per cent in Canada; while at the same time, all Canadian residents are full covered. In addition, the average Canadian lives 2 years longer than the average American.

This is one of the first studies directly comparing the costs of surgery in Canada and the United States and it reinforces the view of Dr. Mark Eisenberg, head of cardiovascular epidemiology at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal; “The conventional wisdom is that health care is much more expensive in the U.S. and the conventional wisdom is right.” by finding that Canada’s socialized system is far more cost efficient than the U.S. model.

The cost of medications used to treat bypass patients were as much as 68 percent greater in the U.S. than in Canada and the cost of a surgical bed was 36 percent greater in the U.S.. In Canada, nursing accounted for 44 percent of the treatment costs, compared with 21 percent in the U.S. and patients stayed longer in hospital following surgery in Canada.

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Where To Spot RV Trade Shows

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Lucile Taylor

RV manufacturers, retailers, and dealers make up a large industry segment. Dealers and retailers are probably the people ultimately accountable for selling most RV products to customers and for conversing the features and advantages of a variety of RVs, services, components, and accessories. This is the major reason that drives participation in one of the best advertising and selling approaches – the RV trade shows.

There is always something for every visitor at RV trade shows, from the makes and models of RV displays, conversion vans, travel trailers, pop-ups, motorhomes, and truck capers, to RV accessories, publications, campground information, publications, and even an occasional RV lifestyle seminar in big RV trade shows.

One can find RV trade shows in just about each state, however, some of the biggest RV trade shows in the United States are that of Harrisburg, Tampa, and California.

Harrisburg RV Show

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The trade show is one of the largest RV trade shows and where one can find various makes and models of RV display, truck campers, travel trailers, and a lot more, plus fun with Dixieland bands, clowns, free seminars by Gaylord Maxwell, and hundreds of rigs without hookups for a free overnight RV parking.

Tampa RV Show

The shows features a four-night Super Rally of camping on the grounds of the trade show including nightly entertainment, electricity, and five days admittance to the RV show for a low price. The show also includes highlights on the latest RV products and accessories, a wide collection of fifth-wheel travel trailers, motorhomes, tent campers, bus conversions, van conversions, and travel trailers.

California RV Show

The show is one of the biggest annual RV trade shows, with more than two-hundred exhibitors showcasing the newest RVs such as nearly two-thousand motorhomes, folding campers, trailers, truck campers, accessories, and products. It gets bigger and better every year, with special highlights also on daily seminars for customers to learn more about ownership and lifestyle. The show also features on-site radio broadcasts, sweepstakes with RV as a grand prize, and live entertainment.

RV trade shows give consumers an opportunity to see various RV makes and models at one time and in one place, which is a better way for customers to make comparisons, and meet RV dealers and other experts that can help them find the right RV. This approach has been proven effective as a sales and marketing strategy that boosts sales for the industry.

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News briefs:January 04, 2008

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Contents

  • 1 Wikinews News Brief January 04, 2008 23:35 UTC
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Israeli troops kill 9 in Gaza
    • 1.3 Georgian President faces election challenge
    • 1.4 US unemployment hits two-year high
    • 1.5 Israel plans crackdown on West Bank settlement outposts
    • 1.6 Transaven Airlines plane carrying 14 people crashes off Venezuelan coast
    • 1.7 Sportswriter Milt Dunnell dies at 102
    • 1.8 2007 was particularly good year for aviation safety
    • 1.9 U.S. Senator Dodd bows out of presidential race
    • 1.10 Intel ends partnership with One Laptop Per Child program
    • 1.11 British Investigators arrive in Pakistan to join Bhutto investigation
    • 1.12 Disgorge bassist Ben Marlin dies from cancer
    • 1.13 Egypt lets 2000 pilgrims through Rafah
    • 1.14 Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis once again delayed
    • 1.15 Study suggests hospitals are not the best place for cardiac arrest treatment
    • 1.16 US dollar no longer accepted at Taj Mahal and other Indian historical sites
    • 1.17 Footer

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News briefs:January 04, 2008

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News briefs:January 04, 2008

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Contents

  • 1 Wikinews News Brief January 04, 2008 23:35 UTC
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Israeli troops kill 9 in Gaza
    • 1.3 Georgian President faces election challenge
    • 1.4 US unemployment hits two-year high
    • 1.5 Israel plans crackdown on West Bank settlement outposts
    • 1.6 Transaven Airlines plane carrying 14 people crashes off Venezuelan coast
    • 1.7 Sportswriter Milt Dunnell dies at 102
    • 1.8 2007 was particularly good year for aviation safety
    • 1.9 U.S. Senator Dodd bows out of presidential race
    • 1.10 Intel ends partnership with One Laptop Per Child program
    • 1.11 British Investigators arrive in Pakistan to join Bhutto investigation
    • 1.12 Disgorge bassist Ben Marlin dies from cancer
    • 1.13 Egypt lets 2000 pilgrims through Rafah
    • 1.14 Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis once again delayed
    • 1.15 Study suggests hospitals are not the best place for cardiac arrest treatment
    • 1.16 US dollar no longer accepted at Taj Mahal and other Indian historical sites
    • 1.17 Footer

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