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If you are planning to move to a new home or want to update your existing home, thinking about

Decorating your home and updating its interior design is one of the important things to consider. And when it comes in home interior designs and other treatments, you might ask yourself if you should or should you not hire a professional? Certainly, hiring or not hiring a professional home designer presents a series of advantages and disadvantages. For example, you decide to do the designing yourself, you can expect that you can save some money but will have to sacrifice your precious time to focus on designing and things to do. If you hire a professional interior designer to help you, you can save time and everything will be easier and youll even learn a thing or two. However, you have to spend to make this happen. In both options, we definitely agree that hiring a professional is the best option. Here are some reasons why:

Professional Services: When you hire a professional interior designer or a company specializing in design services, you will hire a professional who envisions, plans and outfits spaces in a way that makes them both functional and beautiful. This professional has the skills, education and experience to balance aesthetic considerations with structural planning to reflect the clients lifestyle. He or she can set the desired mood, complement your propertys architectural features, and ensure that less glamorous details fit into the scheme. Some of the design services these professionals provide include but not limited to wallpapers and coverings, custom drapery, bedding, reuphostery, design consultation and custom window treatments in Phoenix.

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Save Time & Energy: Even though you think you could do a good job at designing and decorating your Phoenix home, you might not have a lot of time and energy to do it. In this case, a professional designer or design company can help you have the best custom drapery in Phoenix or your wall covering in Phoenix and other design services without you focusing your time on this job.

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Budgeting And Planning

Professional home interior designers can keep you on budget, detailed planning, and save you time and effort. This professional knows where to go for resources for everything related to your property, which will save you endless amounts of time researching brands, products, and prices. They will have all this things readily on hand, and will spend the time researching for you.

Having A Unique Home Dco

When you decide to decorate your Phoenix home by yourself youll most like seek inspiration online and in magazines and youll buy furniture and accessories from stores. But if you hire a professional interior designer, hell be able to make your home a unique space with custom features and custom details.

Whether you are planning a small modification or a completely new look for your Phoenix home, hire a professional designer or specialized company to help you achieve the correct design and treatments for property.

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Sunday, February 4, 2007

Fourteen houses have been destroyed and another 3 damaged by a bush fire burning in Jarrah forests and farmland near the historical timber town of Dwellingup 70km south east of Perth, Western Australia.

The fire has also destroyed approximately 100 power poles, leading to a loss of telecommunication services to the town and affecting water supplies. Mobile generators have been installed for emergency power.

Steve Slavin, spokesman for Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC), said that 250 fire-fighters are containing the fire with crews concentrating on the southern front, which is now within 3 km of the town.

Mr Slavin said “Our concern is that winds this afternoon will be swinging around to the south and increasing in intensity.” “It’s making us nervous. The advice we’re giving to people in Dwellingup is if they’ve decided that they will leave, this would be a good time to do it”

In separate fires near North Yunderup, Greenfields and Parkland have affected transmission lines supplying power to approximately 56,000 properties.

Additional fires are burning near Toodyay 85km north east of Perth, Another fire is burning near Williams approximately 160 south east of Perth and 90Km east of Dwellingup. And in the southern rural suburb of Forrestdale. These fires are reported to be under control.

Western Australian Police Arson squad are investigating these fires as some appear to be deliberately lit. The Police are also investigating the death of a women in her mid 20’s who died on Saturday after her car rolled while fleeing the fire near Toodyay.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A man has abandoned his nine children at a hospital emergency room in Nebraska, but will not be prosecuted under Nebraska state law.

The children, whose ages range from 1 to 17 years old, were dropped off by their unnamed father at Saint Joseph Hospital at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha on Wednesday evening. Authorities are still trying to find the children’s mother.

According to Nebraska’s ‘safe haven law’, the parents or caretaker of any children aged 17 and under are allowed to abandon them at any facility that has a valid license with the state. As a result, the parents would not be prosecuted for doing so. Originally the law was to prevent infants from being abandoned, but was recently amended to include toddlers and teenagers.

Since the law was changed, at least 14 children have been abandoned at hospitals and police stations in Nebraska. State law says that all facilities must keep a monthly count of all abandoned children.

Centrifugal Fans – Blowers


Oleg Tchetchel

Tenderall Fan Co. offers a complete line of centrifugal fan equipment, from small Baby Vent Sets capable of moving a few cubic feet per minute (CFM), to large, heavy-duty industrial mechanical draft fans with capacities to 1,000,000 CFM and with static pressures from 0″ Water Gauge (WG) to 150″ WG.

Over the years Tenderall Fan supplied centrifugal fans to a wide range of industries and applications including: combustion air supply, material handling, process ventilation, ovens and dryers, iron and steel industry, mine and tunnel ventilation, petro-chemical, power generation, marine and off-shore structures, pulp and paper, HVAC, paint/spray booths, fertilizer and various emission control applications. For the commercial HVAC market, Buffalo Blower offers general ventilation fans for institutional and retail buildings, schools, restaurants and hospitals. Special materials, construction, explosion-proof and spark-resistant design, variety of coatings and accessories are available to meet practically any application needs.

Tenderall Fan can do fan repair, retrofit and service shop provides complete rebuilds, shaft repairs, blade liners, in-field balancing, vibration analyses, performance upgrade, increased fan capacity, all metallurgies, all type of fans repair, and emergency service on all sizes and designs.

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Tenderall Fan fans and blowers are sold and serviced by air moving experts that can evaluate your needs and provide best recommendations for your application.

Since July 1, 2003, equipment manufactured for operation in potentially explosive environments has been required to comply with the EUs ATEX Manufacturers Directive (94/9/EC). The ATEX Directive applies to all countries in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA).

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The ATEX Directive places the burden directly on the end-user. The end-user is responsible for the following:

Prevention of the formation of explosive atmospheres and possible ignition threats

Evaluating the risk of explosion for their specific atmosphere and process

Eliminating or reducing the level of risk for a specific atmosphere and/or process

Classifying the work and equipment environment into zones/categories for determining preparation of documentation for explosion protection

Identifying hazardous areas and utilizing warning signs to alert personnel and equipment suppliers of the potential hazard

Specifying suitably safe equipment for use in the zone to the engineer or equipment supplier

Since the introduction of the ATEX Directives in 2003, mechanical equipment manufacturers have been subject to similar certification requirements as electrical equipment manufacturers. Fan manufacturers have been allowed to subscribe to the manufacturing process as detailed in the European Standard EN 14986:2006, Design of fans working in potentially explosive atmospheres, which provides a guide for meeting the ATEX Directive (94/9/EC).

European Standard EN 14986 outlines manufacturing and design criteria for fan manufacturers to adhere to. Such design requirements include, but are not limited to, permissible material pairings, minimum clearances between rotating elements and the fan casing, casing design, bearing selection, impeller-to-shaft attachment and motor/electrical selection. As long as the fan manufacturer meets the requirements of the European Standard EN 14986:2006, they are in compliance with the ATEX directive (94/9/EC).

For additional information please refer to

Oleg Tchetchel

Industrial Ventilation Equipment Designer

Tenderall Fan Co.

Oleg TchetchelIndustrial Ventilation Equipment Designernisco@globalserve.netTenderall Fan Co.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Audio Wikinews News Brief for July 21, 2009

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  • 1 About
  • 2 News Brief Transcript for July 21, 2009
    • 2.1 Intro
    • 2.2 Black spot on Jupiter is impact site, says NASA
    • 2.3 Workers at England wind turbine plant stage occupation
    • 2.4 20 years on: Sioux City, Iowa remembers crash landing that killed 111
    • 2.5 Outro


Monday, April 11, 2005

Anna Ayala, the Las Vegas woman who claims to have found the notorious “chili finger” at a Wendy’s outlet in San Jose, California, has filed lawsuits against other businesses, according to researchers at the Associated Press. Her previous court battles included the national El Pollo Loco chicken-chain, a previous employer, and even General Motors.

Ayala successfully won her suit for medical expenses against El Pollo Loco, after her daughter Genesis contracted salmonella poisoning from eating at the restaurant. However, Ayala lost another suit in 2000 claiming that a wheel fell off her car.

Ayala’s original account of the incident spoke “emotionally and with disgust” to the San Jose Mercury News when she described it to the paper.

“Lies, lies, lies, that’s all I am hearing. They should look at Wendy’s. What are they hiding? Why are we being victimized again and again?” Ayala recently told The Associated Press. Ayala is now in her Las Vegas home, avoiding reporters.

“It doesn’t prove anything,” family spokesman Ken Bono told the San Francisco Chronicle. “My mom has 10 lawsuits. A lot of people have lawsuits. Why would she sue for money? She has plenty of money,” he said.

Nick Muyo, a spokesman for the San Jose Police department, said not to expect new information in the case for at least a week.

“We just want to step back and take a deep breath,” Muyo told Knight Ridder Newspapers. “From a law enforcement point of view, once you establish it is a human finger, you have to wonder is this a case of industrial accident or is this a case of unreported homicide,” he said.

Las Vegas police searched Anna Ayala’s home on Wednesday, retrieving a cooler and other effects from her home, such as a makeup case.

Despite the incident, which has dramatically reduced sales at Northern California Wendy’s outlets, die-hard Wendy’s fans are still turning up for lunch, even at the outlet where the finger was found, at 1405 Monterey Highway, just south of downtown San Jose.

“We’ve eaten here for years,” a police officer told the San Francisco Chronicle under the condition that he remain anonymous. “They’re very nice people. When we work Spartan Stadium, we always eat here,” he said.

San Jose City Council candidate Andrew Diaz still eats the chili. And he witnessed the finger discovery.

“I walked away real slow,” Diaz told the San Francisco Chronicle. “I didn’t want any commotion,” he said.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

London – A few hundred England fans weren’t watching the 2006 FIFA World Cup match against Sweden last night in a pub or at home, but instead had ventured out to their local cinema to see the game on the big screen. A number of Odeon cinemas nationwide have been using digital projection technology to screen the matches live with a high definition (HD) picture. HD broadcasts contain a greater level of detail than traditional TV broadcasts, meaning a sharper picture and better sound quality.

In the darkened auditorium of the cinema in Covent Garden, the audience (or should that be crowd?) were behaving almost as if they were at the stadium, singing along to the national anthem, cheering at the England goals and groaning at the Sweden chances. At times, chants being sung by the England crowd at the match were even picked up and sung along to by those watching the cinema screen like some kind of football karaoke contest.

Trailers before the match were replaced by a soundtrack of England anthems, both the successful and not-so-successful ones, and the traditional movie treat of popcorn was replaced by trays of beer (in plastic cups) being brought in by the punters. The cinema had cheekily listed the screening as being ‘directed by Sven-Göran Eriksson’ and as ‘starring Wayne Rooney (hopefully)’.

Despite a disappointing 2-2 draw, the audience seemed impressed with the experience. “I’m a bit short and so wanted to make sure I had good view without having to jostle around for position,” Amanda, from London, explained to me. “I also liked that it was non-smoking, and there was a fabulous atmosphere”. Sian, Caio and Laura, who lived locally, said they wanted to see the match on the big screen and commented on the excellent picture quality.

Other events that have been broadcast by the cinema chain include concerts by Robbie Williams and Elton John. Odeon Marketing Director Luke Vetere said “offering films is just one part of the cinema experience – our ambition is to offer guests the chance to watch other events they feel passionate about”. Watching football in the cinema is not a brand new event though, during previous World Cups such as in 1966, film footage from the matches was broadcast in cinemas after the event, providing a way for people to see the games in colour when TV broadcasts were in black and white.

Cinema screenings aren’t the only way that fans can watch the World Cup games in high-definition this year though, as both Sky TV and Telewest have been broadcasting the games in HD to viewers with a special set-top box. There have been trials with HD on the growing Freeview platform too, with a pilot group of a few hundred viewers in London. However, as any move to roll out HD on Freeview would use up extra space on the broadcast spectrum and would require viewers to buy a new set-top box, it seems unlikely that this will happen any time soon.

Submitted by: George Wellington

“Enter to Grown in Wisdom”

Carved into the front of the building, this phrase summarizes what the Rochester Public Library (RPL) is all about in Rochester MN. This can be seen in both the Mission Statement and Vision Statement of the library. The Mission Statement says that the RPL is dedicated to providing the community with access to information, literature, and ideas. In other words, access to wisdom. The Vision Statement is similar, pledging to be a model of excellence in library service as perceived by its customers and the library community. It will offer materials, hours, technology, staff and facilities that meet the needs of our changing world. In short, the RPL is a place where one can learn about practically anything, with a staff that will help to find the best way of learning for you.

The library has a huge variety of resources in its collection of print, audiovisual, and online information. Materials are able to be borrowed or remotely accessed using a Rochester Public Library, SELCO, or Minnesota library card. The card catalog is an easy and convenient way to locate materials by author, title, or subject.

More specific information can be found at the Library itself, but below is a list of the loan period for some of the items available for checkout:

– Books 28 days/14 days if in high demand

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– Childrens books 28 days

– Books on CD/Cassette 28 days/14 days if in high demand

– Music CDs/Cassettes 14 days/7 if in high demand

– Childrens Music 28 days

– Video Cassettes 28 days/14 days if in high demand

– TV/Movie/Childrens DVDs 14 days/14 days if in high demand

– Nonfiction DVDs 28 days/14 days if in high demand

– Magazines 28 days

The librarys website also offers a large amount of resources. Using dollars obtained from the state and local contributions, the Rochester Public Library has subscriptions valued at over $230,000 per year. These subscriptions give access to authoritative and reliable information in the forms of full-text newspapers, magazines/journals, encyclopedias, biographies, computer manuals, car repair manuals, practice tests, and downloadable video and books.

Detailed information regarding services and programs is also available on the website. Programs at the library are offered for a wide range of ages, covering a multitude of topics. Some examples of programs are free movie showings, Childrens programs with musicians, magicians, and bedtime stories, book groups, and visiting authors. The library also offers assistance with homework, funding services, and computer use.

The public library is a place where one can learn about or get help with almost anything. It is a place with an enormous amount of resources simply waiting for someone to access it, and the best part about it is that pretty much all of the services are free. A trip to the library, with a book in mind, can be a wasted trip. Enter the building with the intent of getting lost in the selves and in the knowledge that they contain. “Enter to grow in wisdom.”

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Monday, June 1, 2009

British singer Susan Boyle has agreed to be admitted to a local clinic for exhaustion, according to media reports. Boyle is said to have been taken by ambulance to the Priory clinic after she began to act strange in her hotel room, reportedly suffering an “emotional breakdown.”

Staff for Britain’s Got Talent allegedly called police after they noticed her acting strange while backstage after the finale of the popular talent contest. Boyle went to her hotel room and on the arrival of police she was ordered to be taken to a clinic under the Mental Health Act.

“Police were called to doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act. The woman was taken voluntarily by ambulance to a clinic. At the request of doctors, police accompanied the ambulance,” said Scotland Yard as quoted by The Sun.

Boyle, 47, from Blackburn, West Lothian, in Scotland, came in second place on Britain’s Got Talent. Boyle was beaten by the dance group Diversity on Saturday who got 24% of the public vote, with Boyle receiving 20%. She took the world by storm after her debut appearance on April 11 singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from the award-winning musical Les Misérables. Just a day after appearing on the show, Boyle became a YouTube sensation with her performance receiving nearly 9 million views. To date, the YouTube clip has been viewed by nearly 65 million people worldwide.

Britain’s Got Talent issued a statement supporting Boyle saying, “Following Saturday’s show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained. We offer her our ongoing support and wish her a speedy recovery.”

Simon Cowell, the show’s owner and panel judge of the contestants, also issued a statement saying, “We’re going to look after her. We’ve never had a runner-up like Susan before. She won over a lot of fans – not just with her voice, but with her graciousness.”

It is not known how long Boyle will be staying at the clinic, but according to reports, she agreed to take time off from singing on advice of her doctor not long before being admitted.

This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

On Monday, at 10.14 pm UTC, the Wikimedia server cluster experienced a total power failure, taking down Wikipedia, Wikinews, and all other Wikimedia websites.

The servers are housed in a colocation facility (colo) in Tampa, Florida, USA. They occupy two racks, with each rack receiving electricity from two independent supplies. However, both supplies have circuit-breakers in them, and both opened at the same time, leading to a total power failure. All computers immediately went down. It’s normal for fire safety regulations to prohibit uninterruptible power supplies in colos, with the colo providing its own UPS and generator instead. The circuit breakers were on the computer side of this emergency power system, so none of the computers continued to receive power to survive the breaker trip or shut down safely.

The actual reason why the circuit breakers tripped is currently unknown.

When power was restored, it was discovered that most of the MySQL databases that store the data which makes up Wikipedia et al had been corrupted. The main database and the four slaves had all damaged the data on their hard disk drives beyond the ability of the auto-correction to repair. Only one copy survived safely, on a machine that is used for report generation and maintenance tasks, which remained 31 hours backlogged while catching up after an unusually heavy update load during the previous week.

Volunteer Wikimedia engineers worked through the night rebuilding the databases from the sole good copy onto the other servers. The Wikipedia database is over 180Gb in size, making the copying process last 1.5 – 2 hours for every server it was performed upon.

Regular back-ups of the database of Wikipedia projects are maintained – the encyclopedia in its entirety was not at risk. The last database download was made on February 9; all edits since then could only have been laboriously rebuilt from logs and recovered from the damaged database requiring much more time and effort.

Limited read-only service was established late Tuesday afternoon, with editing becoming possible 24 hours after the power failure. Final repairs continue now, as well as upgrades to prevent similar issues in the future. Server-intensive features, such as categories and ‘watchlists’ that display recent changes to selected articles to registered users, remain disabled to ease the load on the recovering systems.

The process which led to the damage originated with the operating system, disk controllers, or hard drives failing to flush the data correctly.

If the power to a database server is cut mid-write, the database may be corrupted and unreadable, however the operating system, hardware, and software are designed to make this very unlikely. In a previous incident in 2004 power was also lost to a server but the database was undamaged.

To avoid such damage, each database server saves a copy of an edit to be applied to the database on a separate storage system before making the actual update to the database itself. This so-called ‘write-ahead logging’ should ensure that in the event of a system crash, the database can be rebuilt from a ‘last-good’ state by replaying the edits saved in the log.

Earlier this year popular blogging site LiveJournal suffered a similar power failure when another customer at their colocation facility pressed an Emergency Power Off button, intended for use only by firefighters. The company suffered database corruption similar to that seen at Wikimedia.

LiveJournal are now fitting UPS to their servers to ensure that they have time to shut down safely in the event of a power failure. Wikimedia was said to be investigating the possibility of fitting similar equipment at the time of this failure.

Several pundits have suggested that the use of another database, such as the proprietary database Oracle or the free PostgreSQL, would have avoided the database corruption seen at the server cluster. A post-mortem of the incident show the failure was in the operating system, or the hardware, or some combination of the two. LiveJournal, which also uses MySQL, reported similar database corruption after their power cut.

The Wikimedia foundation only allows the use of free software on its systems, and future versions of the Mediawiki software will support the PostgreSQL database.

Users are reminded that during times of system failure or excessive demand, they can still search Wikipedia using Google. The articles may be viewed using Google’s cache.