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TAITRONICS Autumn 2007: A 3-in-1 combination and great innovations
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

2007 the 33rd Taipei International Electronics Autumn Show (TAITRONICS Autumn), organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufactorers’ Association (TEEMA), started on October 9 -13 at Exhibition Hall 1 and 3 of Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), and inconjunction with Taiwan International RFID Applications Show (RFID Taiwan) at TWTC Hall 3 and Taiwan International Photovoltaic Fourm & Exhibition (PV Taiwan) at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC). With the 3-in-1 combination, TAITRA and TEEMA hoped this show will integrate upper and lower companies of electronic manufacturers and companies in Taiwan.

This 3-in-1 show is mainly focused on electronics parts and components, RFID solutions, photovoltaic products, and medias on electrical industry. About 1000 exhibitors exhibited with 2100 booths at TWTC Hall 1 & 3 and TICC. In the theme pavilion section, iF Design Award in Hanover Fairs set “iF Design Pavilion” with lots of awarded 3C products in Taiwan first time, also, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) showed their solutions on home entertainment such as 3D LCD wide screen display and game projector.

Not only ITRI and iF Design, TAITRA and TEEMA also set “Taiwan Innovalue and Branding Taiwan”, “Product Certificates and Testing”, “Cross-Strait Electrical Products”, “Security Products”, and “Broadband Communications” pavilions at this exhibition.

With those pavilions, TEEMA also held lots of seminars and forums on Bluetooth technology, electrical industry, testings and certifications, and International Electrotechnical Commission Quality (IECQ) system. Furthermore, CARTS Asia 2007 is the most welcomed seminar by buyers and exhibitors.

According to TAITRA, this 3-in-1 exhibition opened daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at October 9 to 13, PV Taiwan forum and exhibition will be held only two days on October 11 and 12. For the quality and security issue, minors under 18 ages are not permitted to enter the showground.

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Lyneham air base in England given all clear after bomb scare
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The British Royal Air Force gave the all clear at the Lyneham air base in Wiltshire, England after an earlier bomb scare.

It had earlier been reported that an improvised explosive device (IED) was found inside a vehicle by a bomb sniffing dog. According to BBC News, the vehicle was parked outside the air base’s fence. Officials would not elaborate on what was inside the vehicle, but BBC reports that the vehicle was possibly military and that bomb residue was found on the vehicle.

A Royal Air Force spokesman said a bomb squad was called to the location to investigate the find. “An EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] team are on site and currently working to make the area safe. It is too early to speculate at this stage.” Officials say the reaction was routine and situations like this are treated as if a device had been found. Anytime a dog is alerted to possible explosives, the proper teams are called in to investigate.

RAF Lyneham is one of the UK’s largest air bases, and is home to the RAF’s fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft. Many bodies of the soldiers who have been killed in Afghanistan are brought to the base from the country.

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Bank of England governor warns housing market is biggest threat to UK economy
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has warned that the state of the housing market in the United Kingdom is the current biggest domestic threat to the country’s economy, due to lack of house building, and regulatory issues.

In an interview to be aired on Sky News today, he said the housing market is the “biggest risk” to the economy and has “deep, deep structural problems”. Of house building he said: “There are not sufficient houses built in the UK. To go back to Canada, there are half as many people in Canada as in the UK, twice as many houses are built every year in Canada as in the UK and we can’t influence that.”

“We’re not going to build a single house at the Bank of England. We can’t influence that. What we can influence […] is whether the banks are strong enough. Do they have enough capital against risk in the housing market?”

Carney also said the Bank of England would look into the procedures used to issue loans and mortgages to see if they were being granted appropriately: “We’d be concerned if there was a rapid increase in high loan-to-value mortgages across the banks. We’ve seen that creeping up and it’s something we’re watching closely.”

Kris Hopkins responded to Carney on behalf of the government, saying the government “inherited a broken housing market, but our efforts to fix it are working”. “We’ve scrapped the failed top-down planning system, built over 170,000 affordable homes and released more surplus brownfield sites for new housing. We’ve also helped homebuyers get on the housing ladder, because if people can buy homes builders will build them. Housebuilding is now at its highest level since 2007 and climbing. Last year councils gave permission for almost 200,000 new homes under the locally-led planning system and more than 1,000 communities have swiftly taken up neighbourhood planning. It’s clear evidence the government’s long-term economic plan is working.”

Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development called on the UK government to “tighten” access to the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme introduced by George Osborne and the coalition government in 2013. ‘Help to Buy’ has also recently been criticised by three former Chancellors of the Exchequer — the Conservatives Norman Lamont and Nigel Lawson, and former Labour Chancellor Alistair Darling. Darling said: “Unless supply can be increased substantially, we will exacerbate that situation with schemes like Help to Buy.”

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Ireland’s smoking ban a success after first year
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Monday, March 28, 2005

Tomorrow will be an historic day in the Republic of Ireland. It will be exactly one year since the initial introduction of the once controversial smoking ban. The ban, introduced on March 29 2004, made Ireland the first country in world to completely ban smoking in all workplaces.

The idea was initially met with much skepticism by the Irish who traditionally had a worldwide image as a land of drinkers and smokers. However despite this early uncertainty, the ban has been a huge success. Cigarettes sales have fallen by as much as 60% in Pubs, with the country’s biggest tobacco brand, Gallaher, reporting an overall drop in sales of 7.5%.

The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern announced earlier this month that over 7,000 had given up smoking in the past twelve months. A survey by the Irish Department of Health showed 82% supported the ban. Anti-smoking lobby groups such as ASH had been calling for a ban for many years prior to the Government’s initiative.

On 3 December 2003, New Zealand passed the Smokefree Environments Amendment Bill which lead it to become the second nation to impose a total ban. Its ban came into effect nine months after Ireland’s, on 10 December 2004. In January of this year Italy also introduced a ban. Sweden intends to go smoke free in June of this year and in Scotland, the Parliament hopes to have a ban in effect by early 2006.

Benefits Of Using Notre Dame Football Forums

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Benefits of using Notre Dame Football Forums by You can learn a lot about football and the team by reading the postings on Notre Dame football forums. If you are a fan of the team, you should join one of the forums so that you can post your own thoughts of the games and the players and have discussions with other fans. This is particularly advantageous if your friends are not fans of the Fighting Irish or if they are not really into football in the same way that you are. You won have to wait for the Sports News on the TV or radio to find out the latest changes in the player line up for the team or to find which players have been drafted.You do have to sign up for these forums if you want to be able to read all the posts. You can get a glimpse of what to expect, though, but signing in as a guest. This will give you limited access and you may not be able to read all posts. By joining a football forum for the Notre Dame team you can have live chats with other fans in other parts of the country. On the discussion boards you will get to meet many fans from all over who have an interest in and an opinion on the comings and goings of the team. There is no doubt there will be words of praise after a winning game and many fans will weigh in on the discussion after a loss with words of advice for the players and coaches. Your opinion does count because the players and coaches do read the postings.Are you interested in the future prospects of the Notre Dame team or the players that will form the team for the upcoming season? You can get all the information from the forums on the profiles for the teams up to the year 2010. You are also able to search the recruiting archives to read the profiles of former players and those recruited in previous years that are still with the team. In the posting for 2008 recruiting there are numerous sticky notes about the new players that the team has signed.Look at the list of members on the forums site. You may just find a long lost football buddy with whom you haven communicated in years. This is a chance to catch up on football news and to share your opinions on the coaches and players. Many of those that post to the forum don hold anything back when they are not pleased with the team or the coaches for any reason. In fact some of the posts may be quite funny and give you a good laugh to start off your day.It is free to register for such a forum and gives you insight into many aspects of the team of which you may not have been aware. The forums are intended to give information to the fans and to allow them to have their say.For more information on Notre Dame football and great Notre Dame football forums visit http://www.DomerDomain.com the best ND football site online.Article Source: eArticlesOnline.com

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Wikinews interviews Tom Millican, independent candidate for US President

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Wikinews interviews Tom Millican, independent candidate for US President
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

While nearly all cover of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms.

As a non-partisan news source, Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, throughout the campaign. The most recent of our interviews is North Carolina, Tom Millican, an independent corporate manager and Vietnam veteran.

Bodies found in trailer park in Brunswick, Georgia, US

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Bodies found in trailer park in Brunswick, Georgia, US
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Seven bodies have been discovered in a mobile home in New Hope Plantation trailer park in Brunswick, in the US state of Georgia.

Glynn County Police are now holding a murder investigation as to how the bodies got there. They were found shortly after 0800 local time by a family member of one of the victims who alerted the police.

The police mentioned that when they got to the scene there were two critically injured people there. They were immediately taken to hospital. Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said that in 25 years, this was the worst incident of its kind he had ever handled.

He commented: “We have never had an incident with so many victims. It is not a scene that I would want anybody to see.” He said that some of the victims had been tentatively identified, but declined to give out names or ages. He also declined to say how the victims had died when asked.

Jimmy Durben of Glynn County’s coroner office said: “It was the worst scene I have ever witnessed in my 17 year history at the coroner’s office.”

American football coach Lloyd Carr retires from Michigan

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American football coach Lloyd Carr retires from Michigan
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

University of Michigan Wolverines head coach Lloyd Carr, who had coached the college football program for thirteen years, announced his retirement from the coaching profession, effective after the Wolverines’ bowl game.

“Yesterday was one of the most emotional days of my life,” Carr said at his press conference, referring to when he informed his team of his retirement. “I’ve cried more tears than I knew I had. I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. There’s so many memories. It was a wonderful day.”

During his tenure at Michigan, Carr won five Big Ten Conference championships and a national championship in 1997. He had a disappointing 1-6 record vs. Jim Tressel’s Ohio State Buckeyes, though his overall record vs. Ohio State was 6-7. Carr’s last victory over Ohio State came in 2003. He amassed a 121-40 overall record while at Michigan and ranks seventh among active coaches with a 75.2 winning percentage.

There has been a lot of speculation, even before Carr’s retirement, regarding who would become the next Michigan head coach. Current Louisiana State University head coach Les Miles is viewed as the top candidate to replace Carr.

Observers see Les Miles as the front-runner despite his recent comments. “I want to stay just where I’m at,” Miles said. “I don’t want to think about it. Don’t want to envision it. I want to go forward and prepare.”

Flood Damage Cleanup: The Inevitable

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Flood Damage Cleanup: The Inevitable by Ramona WeislyFlood damage cleanup could probably be one of the worst nightmares of a homeowner. Just imagine all the furniture, appliances and fixtures you worked so hard to invest in, soaked through with dirty water and mud. Of course, you are not expected to glorify the flood water either; however you could try the following suggestions listed below on how to start the flood damage cleanup of your house once the dangers of the flood has diminished.Figure a way on how you could reduce or remove the water and mud from the house during a flood damage cleanup. As the house could be in a jumble floating mess, open all necessary exits that could help in making the water run out of the house. You could also try to find a water pump that will help you eliminate the water from the house.Before starting to move about the house once the water has been removed, make sure that the main electric switch and the gas valves are all turned off.It is more practical when doing a flood damage cleanup to remove all movable furniture outside, so cleaning and moving about will be faster and more convenient.Clean the house by portions; it is advisable to start from the farthest corner or part of the house, so that mud is not trekked on the portions that were already cleaned out, which will happen once you start to clean the rooms or parts nearest the exits or doors of the house.If mud is present when a flood damage cleanup is underway, get a shovel and a pail or a wheel barrow. It would make you work easier to shovel the mud up and put it in a container so it could be put outside the house where it belongs.If you have an indoor drainage, clean spray with a water hose directing the mud and dirt ahead of you towards the drainage.Clean all surfaces that require cleaning. Brush all required surfaces with soapy water mixed with bleaching agent, and then rinse them out by wiping them with wet clean rags rinsed in clean water.If the furniture is beyond repair, there is no use in keeping them. Instead, put them out of the house for the next garbage collection and try to replace them later on. Next, locate all wet beddings, curtains, blankets, or clothes that the water may have reached and carefully segregate them. If you are going to use the washing machine, use hot or warm water to launder the items. But if you intend to hand wash them it is advisable to pre-soak them in soapy water overnight and wash them out the next day. Segregate clothes from other household linens and fabrics that need to be washed.After having cleaned out the house, air dry by using a dehumidifier and opening the windows. If you have an air fan or air conditioner, turn them up as this will help circulate the air and reduce moisture from the house. Drying every affected property or item is one of the main purposes why a flood damage cleanup is necessary. Make sure that the house or an area is completely dry before putting back the furniture or fixture to avoid mildew build-up.Ramona Weisly is a water service advocate for Flood Damage Cleanup San Francisco, CA and Detroit Flood Damage CleanupArticle Source: eArticlesOnline.com

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13 die in two aircraft accidents in Russia
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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thirteen people have died in Russia after two accidents, one with an airplane and one with a helicopter.

An Antonov An-12 cargo airplane crashed early Sunday morning in the Moscow airport Domodedovo, leaving no survivors. According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Emergencies, the airplane “fell four kilometres (2.5 miles) from the runway and caught fire. There were eight people on board, including crew and passengers.” Five crewmembers and three passengers were on their way from Moscow to the cities Bratsk and Omsk, in Siberia.

On Saturday, 5 others died, among whom two were children, in the crash of a private helicopter in the Udmurtia Republic, near the Ural mountains. A spokesperson for the Russian aviation agency Rosaviation explained that the helicopter hit power cables and consequently fell into a local water reservoir, and sank.

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