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A New Life And A New Beginning

  • Posted on April 21, 2018 at 1:25 am

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Do you still a student studying in school, or a student graduating from school recently? Yes, I am in one of the two chooses. I am no longer a college student, because I have graduated from my college a few days ago.

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I have to say goodbye to my schoollife, and prepare to meet my new life. At the same time, my role change from a student into a company staff, from learning textbook knowledge into studying how to work best to earn more money for the company and should active appropriately. Do you have the feeling that when we come to a new place, we have to take a long time to be accustomed to the new environment. Among the days, I frequently remember the happy days I lived in the school with my roommates, classmates and good friends. I also can clearly remember the situation that we went out for shopping on weekends, visited to the botanical garden when weather is sunny ,we talked, laughed, but sometimes had a quarrel with someone. In school, all of us are just children without worries and trouble, had no things to be anxious, so we lived happily. Though sometimes, we may have a dislike of the examinations, be angry with the classmate or roommates, but we still can turn to our teachers, or even our parents for help, they can help us to solve difficulties and problems. But when we leaved school and begin to touch the new world, the new society, many things have changed, and it is more complex for us to get along with others. We can no longer business as usual, everything was different, and our actions and behaviors are bound by certain constraints, we must obey the company’s arrangements. To be a staff in a company, we have to give up some interests and hobbies, it is necessary and essential. we need to learn to make use of the time when we work or in our spare time. Because if we do like this, we can work easily and relaxly, and be more efficient. And we can do more things in our transient time . Coming to a new place means a new beginning, everything is unfamiliar with us, but it is common for all of us ,everybody should adjust our mentality to adapt to it. The start is not easy, what we should do is try our best to overcome it. Have you ever heard the proverb: where there is a will, there is a way. As long as we do not adjust to the new environment, we can make full use of the existing resources to enrich ourselves, to make more friends is also a good way. when we feel lonely or unhappy, we can call the people who you want to talk with to alleviate the feeling. Everything is becoming from unfamiliar to familiar, so we should believe that everything will go better.

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Thousands strike in UK over pensions

  • Posted on April 21, 2018 at 1:21 am

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

As many as 1.5 million government workers, members of 11 unions, went on strike on Tuesday in protest of a government decision to reduce their retirement benefits, a change which would take effect in October.

The strike closed thousands of schools, libraries and leisure centres, disrupted commuters, and reduced some facilities to emergency only staffing.

UNISON claimed that more than a million workers had joined the strike, with General Secretary Dave Prentis saying “this overwhelming show of strength from Lands End to John O’Groats has obviously taken the Local Government Association and some local councils by surprise”.

The benefits change, would effect the “85 year rule,” of the Local Government Pension scheme, which allows government employees to retire at 60 as long as the sum of their age and their years of employment sum to 85 or greater. According to union representatives, the new retirement plan is targeted at lower paid employees, leaving higher paid employees to enjoy the same benefits as before.

Ahead of the strike, the Local Government Association claimed that the changes proposed by unions “would add at least 2% a year to every council taxpayer’s bill”.

The participating unions point out this is likely to be the largest strike in Britain since 1926.

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Appalachia Mountains coal company plays State politics

  • Posted on April 21, 2018 at 1:17 am

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Massey Energy Co., the fourth largest coal producer in the U.S., filed a federal lawsuit against the Governor of West Virginia, Joe Manchin.

Massey’s CEO Don Blankenship alleged that Gov. Manchin acted in retaliation against the company’s coal mining operations because the company spent $650,000 in an advertising campaign to defeat the governor sponsored pension bond proposal. The $5.5 billion bond proposal, intended to shore up the state’s sagging pension plan, was defeated in a special election held in June.

The Massey lawsuit, filed last Tuesday on July 26 in the U.S. District Court in the W.V. southern district, was referred to by Gov. Manchin as having less to do with the bond proposal than with the newly increased state “severance tax” on coal. Nearly 40 million tons of coal production will be subject to the 56-cent tax.

According to Blankenship, that tax amounts to $22.4 million in additional costs for the company, but he denied the increase has anything to do with the lawsuit.

The company reported profits that almost tripled during the second quarter compared to a year ago. Of the company’s rosy earnings picture, Blankenship urged states to “show some frugality” by not placing tax burdens on coal to solve state budget shortfalls. He said his company is “playing a role” because there was no need for the bond sale and the state can afford to make payments into the pension system.

Blankenship acknowledged during a conference call the now-rescinded June 30 permit by the W.V. Department of Environment Protection (DEP). At issue was the department’s permit for mining operations near the Marsh Fork Elementary School, in Sundial, W.V. The school rests at the base of a mountain selected by Massey for “Mountain Top Removal” (MTR) mining techniques. Along with the mining equipment, a coal preparation plant and a sludge pond were established on the mountain. Protest groups, mainly the Coal River Mountain Watch and Mountain Justice Summer, presented a list of demands to Massey officials that included shutting down the preparation plant, ceasing all MTR mining above the Marsh Fork Elementary School, and abandoning plans for a second coal silo near the school. They also ask that the Marsh Fork school be cleaned up or relocated. The state permit for a second coal storage silo was rescinded by the DEP the same day Massey filed the Manchin lawsuit.

Gov. Manchin in June said that Blankenship could expect tougher state scrutiny of his business affairs since the Massey media campaign against the pension bond proposal. “I think that is justified now, since Don has jumped in there with his personal wealth trying to direct public policy,” he said at an appearance at an American Electric Power event in Putnam County.

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First face transplant performed on French woman

  • Posted on April 21, 2018 at 1:16 am

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Surgeons in France have performed a face transplant operation on a French woman who had lost her nose, lips and chin after being savaged by a dog. According to Iain Hutchison, an oral-facial surgeon at Barts and the London Hospital, the transplant is the first one to use skin from another person.

Doctors say the woman’s new face will be a “hybrid” between her donor’s face and her own face before the attack. In the five hour long operation, the donor’s tissues, muscles, arteries and veins were attached to the patient’s lower face. It is more favourable to use skin from another person’s face instead of skin from another part of the patient’s body, as the texture and colour of the skin are more likely to match.

A statement released by the hospital in Amiens said that the 38-year-old patient, who wishes to remain anonymous, has not been able to eat or speak properly since the attack in May this year. The woman was reportedly in “excellent general health” and her graft looked normal.

Ethical concerns, psychological impact, concerns relating to immunosuppression and consequences of technical failure have prevented teams from performing face transplant operations in the past, even though it has been technically possible to carry out such procedures for years.

Mr Hutchison warned of several problems with face transplants, such as blood vessels in the donated tissue clotting and immunosuppressants failing or increasing the patient’s risk of cancer. He also pointed out ethical issues with the fact that the procedure requires a “beating heart donor”. The transplant is carried out while the donor is brain dead, but still alive by use of a ventilator.

According to Stephen Wigmore, chair of British Transplantation Society’s ethics committee, it is unknown to what extent facial expressions will function in the long term. He said that it is not certain whether a patient could be left worse off in the case of a face transplant failing.

Mr Michael Earley, a member of the Royal College of Surgeon’s facial transplantation working party, commented that if successful, the transplant would be “a major breakthrough in facial reconstruction” and “a major step forward for the facially disfigured.”

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Explore The Island With Monthly Car Rental In Honolulu

  • Posted on April 20, 2018 at 1:37 am

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byAlma Abell

Honolulu, Hawaii is known for its gorgeous beaches, beautiful blue seas and remarkable sights and attractions that enthrall visitors and locals alike. While public transportation is available, one of the best ways to travel across the island is by renting a car. Monthly Car Rental in Honolulu allows visitors and locals to rent reasonably priced vehicles for their daily excursions or special events. Monthly car rentals are economical for long term needs and rarely require a contract renewal during the rental month. Monthly rates are competitive and customers are given the option of rental periods that would best suit their needs.

Monthly Car Rental Honolulu is a cost effective rental option for both personal and business needs. For many visitors, depending a bus to get to every sightseeing attraction they want to visit can cost them precious time during their vacation. Travel time is slightly slower with a bus, with multiple stops in between. What minute ride by car could take significantly longer by public transportation. Along with effectively using their vacation time by driving, visitors get to experience the true beauty of Honolulu by traversing the island and discovering what may lie off the beaten path. Rental services may even offer information on local attractions or provide maps to visitors interested in touring the island. Many car rental services offer emergency road side service and a large variety of automobiles to choose from.

Car rental services allow customers to regain their freedom by being able to travel where and when they need to. While it is not necessary to own a car in Honolulu, having the option to rent one is important. Locals and visitors benefit from being able to rent an economical vehicle daily, weekly or monthly. Rental rates are reasonable, and each vehicle is thoroughly inspected prior to being rented. Depending on the rental company, hotel and airport pick up services are also included. This service is often provided free of charge to customers. Rental services may offer unlimited mileage for all rental contracts or for specific packages. Cars available may range from small and mid sized sedans to sport utility vehicles and vans. Whether it is for business or pleasure, renting a car is a great way to experience Honolulu.

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  • Posted on April 20, 2018 at 1:24 am

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Different people have different opinions, experiences and goals. These are brought along by each individual member of the team. The challenge is how to build a successful team despite all the differences.

A team is a group of individuals who work together on a specific task or project. Team members unite to reach a common goal. Teams are created to encourage participation among individuals in terms of planning, problem solving and decision making. Increased participation increases employee engagement.

Belonging to a team means being part of something greater than yourself. Understanding the objectives of the organization is important. Being a member of the team means contributing to the overall achievement of the organization.

Heres a list of secret ingredients to having a successful team:

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Clear Expectations Team leaders communicating clearly the expectations or desired outcomes to each team member is a key to building a successful team. It is important that at the start of the project each team member understands the purpose of the team.

Commitment Each team member is committed to complete the project. Whatever has been started will be completed. What has been expected will be delivered.

Context Each team member understands the teams importance in the accomplishment of the overall organizational goals. A team members work contributes to the teams goals. A teams work contributes to the organizational goals.

Competence Each team member has the knowledge and skills to perform his task. If a team member does not have the appropriate knowledge and skills, he knows that he has access to the help and support needed.

Control Each team member is empowered to perform his task while understanding the boundaries. Scope and limitations are defined at the start of the project. Teams reporting relations, management and responsibility are understood by all team members.

Communication Each team member is open to giving and receiving feedback. Important business news and information are communicated promptly. Varied points of view are brought to the table. Necessary disputes are disclosed and managed.

Consequences Each team member is supplied with rewards and recognition when the team is successful. Both team and individual performance are recognized. Team members focus on issue resolution rather than blaming others.

Coordination Each team member coordinates with each other under the direction of the team leader. The concept of internal customer is being practiced. A customer and process-focused organization is being developed.

Culture Change Each team member embraces changes that enhance the organizational culture. Past failures are used for learning. Team support is important and can be taken as an investment to having an effective team that produces effective results.

Creative Innovation Each team member gives importance to creative thinking and new ideas. Tolerable risks are taken to make enhancements. Training is provided to motivate new ideas.

A teams work contributes effectively to the business success. Engaged team members take responsibility to deliver successful projects, products, services and relationships. They exert effort to make the business grow and succeed, taking the business as their own. Thus, creating a work environment that fosters and recognizes team work is important.

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Kenya government fires health worker strikers over failure to ‘report back to work’

  • Posted on April 20, 2018 at 1:10 am

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Kenyan government has dismissed 25,000 striking health workers, mostly nurses, citing failure to heed government orders to recommence work and concern for the welfare of hospital patients. Speaking on behalf of the government, Alfred Mutua stated the workers were dismissed “illegally striking” and “[defying] the directive … to report back to work”, which he called “unethical”. The government asks that “[a]ll qualified health professionals, who are unemployed and/or retired have been advised to report to their nearest health facility for interviews and deployment”, Mutua stated.

The workers, who had been on strike for four days, were wishing to have improvements made to their wages, working conditions, and allowances. The strikes have caused a significant number of Kenyan hospitals to cease operations. According to Kenya Health Professionals Society spokesperson Alex Orina, the average monthly wage plus allowances for health workers in Kenya is KSh25,000 (£193, US$302 or €230) approximately. With an increasing number of reports of patients neglected in hospitals emerging, two trade unions met with the Kenyan government yesterday and negotitated a return to work, although a significant proportion of demonstrators defied the agreement, The Guardian reported.

Orina told Reuters the dismissals were “cat-and-mouse games, you cannot sack an entire workforce. It is a ploy to get us to rush back to work, but our strike continues until our demands are met”. Frederick Omiah, a member of the same society, believed the government’s actions would “make an already delicate and volatile situation worse”, expressing concern that demonstrations may continue in the capital Nairobi, amongst other locations. Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union chairperson Dr. Victor Ng’ani described government actions as “reckless”.

Mutua said the health workers were “no longer employees of the government” and had been eliminated from the payroll. While Ng’ani told the BBC of difficulties with finding other workers as skilled and experienced, Mutua reportedly stated that this would not be an issue. “We have over 100,000 to 200,000 health professionals looking for work today,” Mutua commented. “There will be a lag of a day or two … but it is better than letting people die on the floor, at the gate, or suffer in pain”.

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Swiss reject single health insurance

  • Posted on April 20, 2018 at 1:08 am

Monday, March 12, 2007

24 of 26 Swiss Cantons rejected the proposal for a single health insurance system, in which premiums would be based on income and wealth. The vote on Sunday was the latest in a series of attempts to cut rising costs and ease the financial burden on citizens.

Around 71% of voters rejected the reform. Turnout was at about 46%, slightly above the Swiss average.

As expected, voters in the main German-speaking part of the country turned down the planned reform, which was supported by the centre-left but opposed by the centre-right as well as the business community, parliament and the government.

Opposition in the French and Italian speaking regions was less pronounced. The cantons Jura and Neuchâtel in the French speaking regions voted in favor of the proposed reforms.

Health insurance premiums are higher in southern and western Swiss cantons than in German-speaking areas.

The Swiss Interior Minister Pascal Couchepin said an important part of the Swiss Population appeared to be opposed to “a revolution” in health insurance but he said that he wanted current reforms currently under discussion in the Swiss Parliament to go ahead. He called on all sides, especially health insurers and the cantonal authorities, to make efforts to reduce spending on health insurance and aim for a greater cost efficiency. Currently Switzerland has 87 private insurers providing mandatory basic health care coverage for Swiss residents under a 1996 law. But costs have sky-rocketed. Over 100,000 people are not covered by health insurance due to non payment.

To win the battle of the cost of health care, everyone must place his or her private interests behind the interests of the general public. -Pascal Couchepin at a news conference

Opponents to the initiative argued that a single insurance system would lead to complacency and create a two-tier system, in which the wealthy would be the only ones available to afford to have additional private insurance coverage.

Supporters of the initiative said a single health insurer would increase the system’s efficiency and allow for annual savings of at least 300 million Swiss Francs (about $245 million) in administrative costs. Currently, the funding system is unbalanced, since many clients on low incomes use state subsidies to pay their premiums, according to the Green Party and the Social Democrats.

The initiative to unite all the insurance companies and introduce premiums based on wealth and income was the most recent in a series of attempts over the past ten years to reduce the public spending on health care. A proposal, similar to this recent proposal, to modify the funding system of the health insurance companies was rejected by 73% of voters in 2003.

Switzerland has the most expensive health system in Europe. Switzerland’s expenditure on health care was 11.6% in 2005, in front of Germany and France but behind the United States.

Learn more about Swiss Federal Council and Voting in Switzerland on Wikipedia.
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Parts of internet break as ‘512k day’ reached by routers

  • Posted on April 19, 2018 at 1:44 am

Thursday, August 14, 2014

On Tuesday many internet routers, used to find the pathways to different parts of the web, reached their memory limit of 512,000 entries in the tables they use to store the routes, causing problems for many users.

A router is used to direct a user towards the area of the internet where they will find the content they are looking for, e.g. a web page. The recent problem was caused by the arbitrary memory limit built into the design of many aging routers. A limit was needed to prevent the cost of hardware from becoming prohibitively expensive in the days when physical data storage was still comparatively expensive. This small amount of memory in turn limits the number of directions which can be stored on a single router leading to different parts of the internet. When this limit was reached, it caused outages of services among Internet Service Providers. Many routers, including older ones provided by Cisco Systems Inc., are limited to storing a total of 512,000 routes or paths.

This limit was reached on Tuesday, reported to have been triggered by Verizon publishing another 15,000 paths. Those affected included eBay, LastPass, and clients of the web hosting company Liquid Web, who lost much of their services until Verizon withdrew some of these new paths. Problems nevertheless continued throughout the day, even after the withdrawal.

A longer term fix is possible, but it would require manually replacing old routers with newer, more capable ones. It is hard to tell what issues would temporarily cascade though the internet by taking down routers from part of the internet for maintenance. Many experts have warned that problems could continue until these difficult fixes have been implemented, although the recent switch to a newer form of IP Addresses, IPv6, will temporarily help the issue. Wired News reported that Andre Toonk, a network engineer, had stated that the number of network outages on the internet, typically around 1,500, yesterday peaked at 2,587, enough to become clearly noticeable.

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