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Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area.


No one wants to think that they need dentures, no matter their age. If you take care of your teeth, you probably think they will last you throughout your life, but about 19 percent of women aged 40 and above wear partial or full dentures and those numbers are on the rise in Vestal NY and elsewhere. If you are experiencing certain signs, dentures may be in your near future. If not, consider revamping your dental routine and seeing a dentist soon to ward off the false teeth.

Six-Month Checkup

Most young, healthy adults don’t think they need their twice-yearly checkups with the dentist because they are in tip-top shape, and their mouths feel fine. However, many tooth and gum diseases can spring up silently and quickly without causing much pain. You may not think you have any tooth or gum problems, but they could still be lurking around the corner. Once you do experience symptoms, it is usually because the disease has advanced, which may lead to dentures or surgery as your only treatment options.

Gum Tenderness

If your gums are bleeding, swollen or tender, you could have gingivitis or a more severe periodontal disease. Gum disease is very common for Americans and can be the cause of 70 percent of your tooth loss. Just because you have gum disease, doesn’t mean your Vestal NY dentist is going to be fitting you for dentures any time soon, but it does mean that you must take extra precautions with your teeth to ensure they have a long and healthy life.

Loose Teeth

Just as you should check your body for abnormalities, you should also check your mouth. Tooth gaps aren’t necessarily a bad thing, though they can be caused by problems and look unsightly. If you find larger tooth gaps, shifting teeth or that your teeth are loose for no apparent reason, a dentist should check them out to find out what is going on and try to fix the damage. If you don’t see a dentist, you may require dentures in the near future.


Many people consider a denture because their natural teeth are stained, missing or broken. You don’t have to have a scary dental disease in Vestal NY just to decide dentures are a good choice for you.

If you have any of the warning signs, you should visit with your dentist to consider Dentures in Vestal NY. New York Dental Group can help you with cleanings, checkups and other needs. Click here to know more.

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Blob off Alaskan coast identified

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

A ‘giant black mystery blob‘ in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska has been identified as marine algae. Initially speculated to be an oil spill, the mass was discovered by a group of hunters earlier this month near Wainwright. The blob is reported to be stringy and hairy, and is tangled with jellyfish, among other debris.

The “thick, dark gunk” stretches for as much as 15 miles, and is moving at a slow drift. Upon being first sighted, the U.S. Coast Guard flew out to investigate the mass, and local officials collected samples for testing. Coast Guard Petty Officer Terry Hasenauer reported that “We responded as if it were an oil product. It was described to us as an oil-like substance, thick and lingering below the surface of the water. Those characteristics can indicate heavy, degraded oil, maybe crude oil, or possibly an intermediate fuel oil.”

Test results subsequently revealed that the blob is some sort of unusually extensive algae bloom. “It’s definitely, by the smell and the makeup of it […] some sort of naturally occurring organic or otherwise marine organism”, Hasenauer said. The substance has remained entirely offshore.

However, there is still great uncertainty among local residents and officials alike: “We’ve observed large blooms in the past off Barrow although none of them at all like this”, said Barry Sherr, an oceanography professor. “The fact that the locals say they’ve never seen anything like it suggests that it might represent some exotic species which has drifted into the region, perhaps as a result of global change. For the moment that’s just a guess.”

Friday, March 20, 2009

Following the Pilkhana massacre which occurred February 25 and 26 leaving 74 dead and the inferno at the Bashundhara City shopping mall complex March 13 leaving seven dead, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said security measures are being tightened countrywide across Bangladesh.

Fire drills will be enacted at all key-point installations (KPI). Fire fighting systems will be examined by the fire brigade and the public works department (PWD) to ensure functionality. Security measures will be enhanced supplementing areas under private security such as at the Bashundhara City Complex.

The Fire Service and Civil Defence Department requires modernization and needs new equipment to fight fires past the sixth floor of buildings. The Fire Brigade says it needs turntable ladders, snorkels, foam-tenders, lighting units, emergency tenders, fireproof uniforms, and rescue ropes for fire fighting and rescue operations. Transportation to fires is also an issue due to narrow roads, low electrical wires and congestion.

The Bangladesh National Building Code requires fire fighting equipment installed in buildings over seven floors. This code is to be monitored by authorities to ensure compliance with the new guidelines and to make sure buildings are being maintained.

The Bashundhara City Complex opened Monday for shoppers two days after Friday’s blaze. A probe is underway to determine the cause of the fire and to assess structural damage.

Loss of life was minimized as the blaze broke out on a Friday, the beginning of the weekend in Bangladesh, so offices in the upper floors were empty. The lower eight floors are used for shopping and the upper floors are all Bashundhara Group offices.

The mall is valued at Tk 7.0 billion (US$100 million). It is not known if the complex is covered by fire insurance.

It is estimated that it will take over two years to rebuild the area damaged by flames which were burned down to a skeleton. Bashundhara City’s technical advisor, Latifur Rahman, estimated damages at Tk 2.0 billion (US$29m).

Only one television cameraman has been allowed in to film the burnt area. None of the 2,500 shops, cinemas or cafes were burnt by the inferno. The seventh and eighth floors still experience smoke damage, and there was water damage to merchandise.

A three member committee is currently investigating the cause of the fire which will consist of Iqbal Khan Chowdhury, joint secretary of the ministry, representatives of the police, IGP Noor Muhammad, and fire brigade, Director General Abu Nayeem Md Shahidullah. The committee is required to report within the week with their findings. The forensics department is also sifting through the burnt remains.

The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries has also formed a committee which has begun interviewing witnesses and recording their testimony alongside the government committee.

It has been discovered that 150 closed circuit cameras were not being used when the fire started. Another mystery is why the mall fire fighting system has been found unused.

Why the fire burnt so fiercely is a matter to think….These matters seem to be mysterious

“In the shopping mall there is an ultra-technology elevator which runs even without electricity but we have found that locked,” Iqbal Khan Chowdhury, joint secretary (Police) of the home ministry, said. “Why the fire burnt so fiercely is a matter to think. We have to see if there was any incendiary substance there. These matters seem to be mysterious.”

Mall management has been asked to submit substances and items which would have been in the upper floors when the fire started. The fire erupted on the 17th floor and spread quickly to the two floors above and engulfed the three floors below. The aerial ladders belonging to the Fire Service and Civil Defence reached as high as the 13th floor of the 21-storey building.

Videos have been sent to the United States (US) for examination to assist in determining the cause of the fire and to help in the damage assessment. Experts from the US are expected to arrive soon.

Firefighters were brought to the rooftop of the 20-storey tower by helicopter. The only fatality in this operation was Baki Billa, a firefighter of Bashundhara City firefighting department, who fell when climbing down a rope from a helicopter to the roof of the building. Three other firefighters made the transition safely. At this same time, the chief security officer was safely rescued by the Bangladesh Air Force helicopter, a Bell 212. Six security officers of the complex also lost their lives.

Tips for SSI Disability Application


Matt Berry

The application process for SSI Disability benefits can be slightly overwhelming at first. Applicants often worry about what might happen if their application is denied, since receiving SSI or SSDI benefits is the only option they see for their future. While applying for benefits is a big deal and the results of the application will have a serious effect on the future, there’s still only one way to get through the process: step by step.

If you haven’t begun the application yet, here are two tips that can make a big difference.

Work Closely With a Social Security Attorney:

For those on a tight budget who are struggling to make ends meet because their disability doesn’t allow them to work, this might seem counter-intuitive. The first question most people will ask is “How much does it cost?” The answer: There are no out of pocket costs!


Reputable disability lawyers (also known as SSDI lawyer, SSI disability lawyers, or SSD lawyers) will work with applicants through the SSI Disability application process and any appeals there may be. Once the case has been approved, the Social Security attorney will accept a prearranged percentage of the back benefits awarded.

– Note: If, for any reason, the case is never approved, the disability attorney does not seek payment.

This payment arrangement makes it easy for anyone seeking SSI or SSDI payments to work with an attorney without worrying about the burden of additional payments. SSI Disability lawyers can be a huge asset to any disability benefits case. Their wealth of previous case experience allows them the opportunity to notice the best practices that help certain cases win approval.

Once hired, a SSD lawyer will be able to show applicants how those practices might relate to their own case, making it stronger and more complete. Because the application process is so lengthy, getting things right the first time is always best. Having a disability attorney on hand to help organize and present the application can only strengthen it, and might prevent a long, drawn-out appeals process. If you dont have an attorney and need to appeal Social Security Disability, contacting reputable SSD lawyers and attorneys is recommended.

Take Notes of Any and All Disability-Related Symptoms:

While it would be nice if everyone who requested them automatically received Social Security Disability benefits, a system that didn’t require evidence of a disability would quickly be overwhelmed with unethical requests. In order to provide benefits to those who truly deserve them, the Social Security Administration requires quite a bit of proof that the applicants for SSI or SSDI payments are actually disabled. Most of this proof comes in the form of medical records, test results and x-rays. The notes that doctors take on the patient also come into play, which is why it’s so important to regularly see doctors and describe all pain and symptoms to them.

What applicants often don’t realize, however, is that they can also take notes and make records of their symptoms. The more detailed the notes are, the more helpful they can possibly be. If shortness of breath is a symptom, the best notes would detail how many times a day shortness of breath is experienced, what activities were happening during when the shortness of breath became apparent, and how long the feeling lasted.

With the help of a skilled Social Security Disability benefits lawyer and extensive notes and records of the disability and symptoms, the applicant will be as well prepared as possible for the SSI or SSDI application process and any subsequent appeals.

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On the campaign trail, July 2012

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

The following is the ninth in a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2012 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after a brief mention of some of the month’s biggest stories.

In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: the rules of third party candidate polling are examined, a third party activist causes four other parties to lose their place on the Illinois presidential ballot, and the new vice presidential nominee of the Justice Party speaks with Wikinews.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The president of Egypt has suffered a “devastating blow” after the country’s army announced they would not use force against their own people, who continue to protest against the government tonight. The news came hours after six journalists who reported on the protests were released from custody.

Hosni Mubarak yesterday announced a new cabinet, which does not include several figures who protesters largely do not approve of. Analysts have, however, suggested little had changed within the government; many positions, they say, are filled with military figures.

To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people … have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people.

In a statement broadcast on state media in Egypt, the army said: “To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people … have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people.” A BBC correspondent in Cairo said the announcement meant it “now seems increasingly likely that the 30-year rule of Mr Mubarak is drawing to a close.”

“The presence of the army in the streets is for your sake and to ensure your safety and wellbeing. The armed forces will not resort to use of force against our great people,” the statement added. “Your armed forces, who are aware of the legitimacy of your demands and are keen to assume their responsibility in protecting the nation and the citizens, affirms that freedom of expression through peaceful means is guaranteed to everybody.”

Earlier today, six journalists from the independent news network Al-Jazeera were released from custody after being detained by police. The U.S. State Department criticized the arrests; equipment was reportedly confiscated from the journalists.

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Egyptian officials yesterday ordered the satellite channel to stop broadcasting in the country. Al-Jazeera said they were “appalled” by the government’s decision to close its Egyptian offices, which they described as the “latest attack by the Egyptian regime to strike at its freedom to report independently on the unprecedented events in Egypt.”

In a statement, the news agency added: “Al-Jazeera sees this as an act designed to stifle and repress the freedom of reporting by the network and its journalists. In this time of deep turmoil and unrest in Egyptian society it is imperative that voices from all sides be heard; the closing of our bureau by the Egyptian government is aimed at censoring and silencing the voices of the Egyptian people.”

On Friday, Wikinews reported the government had shut off practically all Internet traffic both out of and into the nation, as well as disrupting cellphone usage. A spokesperson for the social networking website Facebook said “limiting Internet access for millions of people is a matter of concern for the global community.”

A reported 50,000 campaigners, who are demanding the long-time leader step down and complaining of poverty, corruption, and oppression, filled Tahrir Square in Cairo today, chanting “We will stay until the coward leaves.” It is thought 100 people have so far died in the demonstrations. Today there have been protests in Suez, Mansoura, Damanhour, and Alexandria.

Speaking to news media in the area, many protesters said the new cabinet did little to quell their anger. “We want a complete change of government, with a civilian authority,” one said. Another added: “This is not a new government. This is the same regime—this is the same bluff. [Mubarak] has been bluffing us for 30 years.”

In Tahrir Square today, protesters played music as strings of barbed wire and army tanks stood nearby. Demonstrators scaled light poles, hanging Egyptian flags and calling for an end to Mubarak’s rule. “One poster featured Mubarak’s face plastered with a Hitler mustache, a sign of the deep resentment toward the 82-year-old leader they blame for widespread poverty, inflation and official indifference and brutality during his 30 years in power,” one journalist in the square reported this evening.

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