Let the light pierce through the darkness Close all old accounts, turn a new leaf Re-learn that old lesson of friendship Kill nor be killed, settle for lessening Amidst us of this fossilized hatred


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Greg Biffle wins fifteenth career NASCAR Sprint Cup race

Monday, August 2, 2010

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle won his first race of the season after leading thirty laps on Sunday during the 2010 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The victory kept him in the top twelve points position, but he was still 428 points behind Kevin Harvick.

It was his fifteenth career victory in the US’s leading professional stock car series. His previous victory came sixty-four races ago in 2008 at Dover International Speedway.

Tony Stewart finished in the second position, ahead of Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick in third and fourth, respectively. Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Martin Truex, Jr., and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top ten positions. The race had a total of five cautions and twenty-three lead changes among nine different drivers. Jimmie Johnson led the most laps by leading ninety-six.

In the point standings, Harvick and Gordon remained in the first and second position, and Hamlin maintained the third position as Johnson kept fourth. Burton, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, and Stewart followed in the top eight points positions. Matt Kenseth fell to the ninth position, as Edwards remained in tenth. Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top twelve, and are currently in the Chase.

Unofficial Top-10 Race Results for the 2010 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500
Position Car Number Driver
1 16 Greg Biffle
2 14 Tony Stewart
3 99 Carl Edwards
4 29 Kevin Harvick
5 11 Denny Hamlin
6 24 Jeff Gordon
7 5 Mark Martin
8 31 Jeff Burton
9 56 Martin Truex, Jr.
10 48 Jimmie Johnson

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Supporters of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi mark detained leader’s 62nd birthday

Supporters of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi mark detained leader’s 62nd birthday

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar marked her 62nd birthday today, still under house arrest, where she has spent most of the past 17 years.

About 250 supporters met at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon, not far from Suu Kyi’s home, and held a rally calling for her release. Doves and balloons were released into the air, under the watchful eyes and video cameras of around 50 plainclothes police officers, who were stationed across the street.

The police force was augmented by a dozen truckloads of members of the Union Solidarity and Development Association, the political arm of the State Peace and Development, the junta that rules Myanmar.

“The doves symbolise peace. We also released colourful balloons, which rise like her prestige when they fill the sky,” NLD women’s wing leader Lai Lai was quoted as saying by Agence France Presse.

With the party marking marking Suu Kyi’s birthday as “Myanmar Women’s Day,” Lei Lei read out a statement at the ceremony, calling Suu Kyi “irreplaceable” and praising her “honesty, bravery and perseverance.”

Security was beefed up around Suu Kyi’s lakeside home on University Avenue, which is usually open to traffic during daytime, but is closed on significant anniversaries such as Suu Kyi’s birthday or the May 30 anniversary of her detention.

NLD supporters said police were also watching their homes.

“Plainclothes police circled around my house on their motorcycles last night until dawn,” Su Su Nway, 34, was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse. She was arrested on May 15 with 60 others during a prayer rally for Suu Kyi in Yangon, and was released for health reasons on June 7. She said around 52 NLD supporters were still in custody.

Suu Kyi is generally barred from receiving visitors, so she spent the day alone. Except for her maid, a personal physician, a dentist and an eye specialist, the only other person to visit with Suu Kyi in the past year was United Nations Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari, whom she met for one hour last November at a government guest house.

Winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 11 of the past 17 years, continuously since 2003. Her National League for Democracy won a landslide election in 1990, but the military, which has ruled Myanmar since 1962, refused to honor the results. The country is also known as Burma, but the military government renamed it Myanmar in 1989.

Calls for Suu Kyi’s release have been issued by the NLD, various world bodies and other countries, but the pleadings have been met by no response from the generals.

“In our view, until their constitution is ratified, she will not be released,” Sann Aung, a Bangkok-based leader of the Burmese government-in-exile was quoted as saying by Reuters.

“They are worried that she will be a threat to the National Convention and the referendum,” he told Reuters, referring to the planned national referendum on a new constitution that is being written by the generals.

The Nation newspaper in Bangkok marked Suu Kyi’s birthday with an editorial, saying that sanctions against the Myanmar regime have been ineffective.

“The junta has earned huge amounts of foreign revenue from oil and gas exports, with prices jacked up many times over. With rich mineral resources, energy hungry countries have been attracted to Burma despite the repressive nature of the junta,” the editorial said, also making note of a recent deal that Russia has made to build nuclear reactor in Myanmar.

The paper also said Myanmar bodes ill for the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations regional grouping.

“As long as Aung San Suu Kyi remains incarcerated, ASEAN’s reputation and the group’s international standing will be tarnished. Asean leaders have repeatedly appealed to the Burmese junta to free her, but to no avail … today, Burma is the black sheep of ASEAN. Without any current provisions for sanctions, Burma will remain as intransigent in the future as it is today.”

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How To Boot A Usb Flash Drive In Floppy Mode

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Submitted by: Derek Rogers

USB flash drive has become a commonly used device that acts as a “travel filing cabinet”. In replacing the bulky stacks of CDs, this compact device makes it easier for everyone to have their important files and documents on the go. And since this device has replaced whatever we used to place in our “once floppy disks”, perhaps it is the best time to transfer all files into this innovative data storage device. This usually calls for the need to boot USB flash drive in floppy mode.

When we say boot, it basically means manipulating the features and settings of computer hardware and software to serve our purpose. This is also applicable to external hard drives such as USB flash drives. In successfully booting the flash drive in floppy mode, you get to access a:drive and get the images from your floppy disc. In this manner, you can make use of the image to make a bootable CD. The other great thing that you get out of this is the use of “raw write”. This is a utility for windows that allows the computer to write the floppy image to the USB flash drive. Even without the hard disk utility, making the USB thumb drive bootable can do just the trick.

Here are some of the things that you need in doing this project:

o A PC that supports booting from USB flash drive. Check the BIOS for details. No problem for newly bought computers for recently manufactured units supports this functionality.

o A flash drive that supports booting applications in general; contains boot/system files and bootsector area.

o References to A: drive lines.

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o A formatted floppy disk in WinXP when using XP as bootdisk.

To actually boot a USB flash disk into Floppy mode, it needs to be made bootable first.

Here is how to manually make your USB flash disk bootable:

o Make the USB drive lead the drive sequence. The flash disk will not allow any of the partition to be active or bootable in any other way. To do this, simply plug the drive in, power the computer and go to the BIOS and initiate boot sequence. If this did not work, disable or unplug the other drives in the system.

o Boot your computer to a DOS shell from the bootable floppy disk or CD and make sure that the USB flash drive is already plugged in.

o Run the flash disk.

o Initiate setting of primary partition on the USB drive by click on the “set active partition” option in flash disk. If your USB flash disk does not have a primary partition, then use the flash disk to create one.

o Exit flash disk.

o Reboot the computer this time with a DOS shell from a bootable floppy disk or CD with the USB already plugged in.

o Verify the contents of the primary partition of the USB drive, you can use of the DOS command “dir c:”

o Format and copy the boot file to the primary partition of the USB flash drive, you can use the DOS “format /s c:” command.

o Write the master boot record to the USB drive by running “fdisk /mbr”, do this without altering the partition table.

o Restart the computer after booting the USB drive. If everything went well, the c:> command prompt will appear.

These tips may or may not be effective, even when done correctly. In any problem regarding your USB flash drive booting problems, you may consult a qualified technician.

About the Author: Derek Rogers is a freelance writer who writes for a number of UK businesses. For logo branded

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North American roads suffer from dramatic thaws and freezes

Monday, January 8, 2007

Major city roads across North America are suffering from an early surge in potholes due to the dramatic freezes and thaws this month, some several feet across and inches deep. The potholes are caused by water seeping into cracks during warm weather, and pushing concrete apart when it freezes. Traffic erodes chunks of concrete from the cracks to form holes that continuously grow larger.

While car repair shops are experiencing a boom in business, city budgets are being hit with the costs of patching potholes. Thierry Larivée, an infrastructure spokesman in Montréal, Canada, says about 20 pothole patrols are working throughout the city. They are expected to continue work until at least Friday.

Craig Bryson, spokesman for the Road Commission for Oakland County in Michigan, United States, reports problems on unpaved roads as well. “The warmer weather is also playing havoc with gravel roads; the top layer of dirt thaws, but remains frozen about 10 inches below the surface. Surface water has no place to go. This creates a rutted, soupy road, especially in low-lying areas.”

Environment Canada meteorologist René Héroux attributes the unseasonable thaw to warm winds from the southwest. Environment Canada predicts a new cold front on Thursday.

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How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach

Friday, September 9, 2005

New Orleans, Louisiana — After Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, on the night before August 29, 2005, several flood control constructions failed. Much of the city flooded through the openings. One of these was the flood wall forming one side of the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the primary agency for engineering support during such emergencies. A USACE team was assessing the situation in New Orleans on the 29th, water flow was stopped September 2nd, and the breach was closed on September 5th.


  • 1 Background
  • 2 August 27: Before the storm
  • 3 August 29: Day of the storm
  • 4 August 30: Flood
  • 5 August 31: Recovery begins
  • 6 September 1: Construction
  • 7 September 2: Water flow stopped
  • 8 September 3
  • 9 September 4: Almost done
  • 10 September 5: Breach closed
  • 11 September 6: Pumping and moving on
  • 12 See also
  • 13 Sources

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Detroit teachers stage sickout to protest working conditions as Obama visits

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A majority of Detroit public schools were closed yesterday due to a coordinated “sickout” of teachers. This work stoppage was the latest in a series of showdowns with state government and was timed with an arrival by the President to attend an auto show. Activists used the opportunity to hold rallies to air their grievances publicly.

Educators have staged several work stoppages to protest the dilapidated state of public schools as well as Governor Rick Snyder’s plan for the schools, which involves spliting the school district in two. Yesterday’s protest closed over 85 schools and followed last week’s efforts which shut down more than 60 and prompted visits to school sites by Mayor Mike Duggan and inspectors. Detroit Public Schools is several hundred million dollars in debt and has been under the administration of emergency manager Darnell Earley for a year.

The “sickout” strategy attempts to sidestep Michigan law which prohibits teacher strikes. Schools have been found with mold in walls, crumbling infrastructure, and infestations.

In response to the sickout, the school district has filed a lawsuit and sought an injunction against the union as well as individual activists and teachers.

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What Is Gemcoin?}

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What is Gemcoin?

GEMCOIN – a revolutionary, legal digital currency, backed by $15B in assets! Launched in September 2014

Remember BitCoin’s amazing rise to power? GEMCOIN has some things in common, but is far stronger…

GemCoin is a currency, whilst BitCoin is a payment instrument or network. Let’s take a look at the BitCoin:

Unlike currencies, BitCoin has no sovereign protection, and its value derives from market demand at any given point. The rules are defined around computer systems

Investment in BitCoin is entirely anonymous, and most of you will be aware about recent speculation as to who is the owner/founder and who the major holders are.Payment systems with no real foundation can be pretty dangerous!

GEMCOIN is a currency based on concrete reality, backed by actual capital assets, in the form of productive gem mines across the world…

The currency has been legally recognised, and thus should not suffer the yoyo effect illustrated above. At launch, one GemCoin was worth $0.05, and two months later the value is more than 95% higher. There is zero chance of devaluation.

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Gem Coin is the only virtual currency with an intrinsic value: a perfect guarantee!

Its value is backed by parent company AFG’s gem mines, and the currency can never devaluate, as it is backed by its equivalent in precious stones. Gemcoin members and investors are already trading and distributing the GemCoin. There are 20 million members and 3000 offices and financial centres for Gemcoin at end 2014.

GemCoin will be a huge success, probably more than BitCoin. THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!.

This might even become a sort of universal currency, that could lift all constraints, and market costs. What is more, at this point, it is tax-free, and far from checkable channels, while being fully legal. The possibilities are endless!

Gemcoin allow us to buy online to all the merchant that accept this virtual currency arroud the world.

How it works?


Transfer gemcoin to buy goods and services as easy as sending sms, all you have to do is login to your gemcoin account then put your recipient username and put amount of gemcoin unit you would like to transfer, done.

The value of gemcoin will increase overtime due to the market demand around the world. Its only take 6 month the value of gemcoin increase by 300%!

Why we should buy gemcoin?


Because its save us a lot of money from 3rd party money exchange when we travel over the world.

The value of Gemcoin increase everyday make the currency anti inflation.

Company Backgroud:

USFIA INC. is founded and owned by the US China Consultation Association, specialized in gem mining and processing, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Through e-commerce and franchising, we provide our global consumers and operators with genuine AMN amber products.

USFIA is a global company who owns several large mines in the world including amber mine, Blue Larimar mine and Rhodochrosite mine in Dominica and Argentina. We also have branch and jewelry processing center in Dominica.

Our Jewelry Design Center is located in Los Angeles; we will work with the world-class jewelry designers for our jewelry collection AMN to create stylish, upscale, classy jewelry products.

USFIA will always focus on meeting our customers needs. To our customers, AMN collections are not just high quality jewelries but also good investment.

How to start buy Gemcoin?

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