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The Importance of Demolition and Demolition Services. Leave a Comment Posted on November 23, 2020.

The Importance of Demolition and Demolition Services

Why Subzero Appliances are Considered the Best to Have in your Home. Leave a Comment Posted on November 12, 2020 Overview It is one thing to acquire a home, and it is another thing to make your home unique.

Why Subzero Appliances are Considered the Best to Have in your Home

The things which make a home unique include décor, appliances, the garden, and art. What is Heat Treating? Leave a Comment Posted on November 2, 2020 Heat treating refers to thermal and metalworking processes that alter the chemical and physical properties of a material.

What is Heat Treating?

Generally, metal is heated and cooled under tight controls. The heating is done at extreme temperatures to achieve the desired results. Some of the common heat treatment techniques include case hardening, annealing, tempering, strengthening, quenching, and normalizing. The basics of heat treating While heat treating is commonly used where cooling and heating is done, it can also be used in manufacturing processes like welding or hot foaming. Why Every California Business Must Hire A Business Consultant. Leave a Comment Posted on October 23, 2020 Many people are not convinced about the benefits of hiring a business consulting service.

Why Every California Business Must Hire A Business Consultant

If you want to have a clear idea about the advantages, you must know the role of a business consultant. What does a consultant do? A business consultant is a professional who offers the right advice, support, guidance, and training to enhance the productivity of a business. What is Dielectric Testing and How is it Done? Leave a Comment Posted on October 24, 2020 Like any other material, electric components can deteriorate with time due to factors like aging or environmental changes.

What is Dielectric Testing and How is it Done?

This can result in problems like component failures, rusting, dust accumulation, condensation, among others. On top of that, there could be load changes or circuit alterations. This is where periodic dielectric testing comes in. What you Need to Know About Buying Restaurant Equipment. Leave a Comment Posted on October 9, 2020 Starting your own business is a fascinating adventure, and if this business is a new restaurant, it will be much more so.

What you Need to Know About Buying Restaurant Equipment

What are the Latest Trends in Food Service Design? Leave a Comment Posted on October 5, 2020 The food service industry has become extremely competitive nowadays.

What are the Latest Trends in Food Service Design?

No matter where your restaurant might be located, there will always be competition for the top position. In order to move past the competition and sit on the throne of the industry, you need to know and implement the latest trends in the food service design scene. You might be wondering, what are the latest trends in the industry that I can adapt to make my restaurant or company top of the line and better than the rest of them? What is Fire Protection Engineering and How is it Beneficial? Leave a Comment Posted on September 17, 2020 Overview The Society of Fire Protection Engineers defines fire protection engineering as the use of science as well as engineering principles in order to protect the environment and the people therein from fire.

What is Fire Protection Engineering and How is it Beneficial?

What is Project Quality Integration and how can it be used in Construction in New York City. Leave a Comment Posted on September 14, 2020 The construction industry faces some of the most complex projects on the planet.

What is Project Quality Integration and how can it be used in Construction in New York City

Yet they face the greatest pressure to stay within budget and schedule, though they’re juggling various contractors and subcontractors. Project quality integration seeks to maintain high quality standards throughout this process, and it can be applied to any industry – including construction in New York City. Beirut blast: Lebanese government resigns amid fury and mass protests. The Lebanese government has resigned over last week's deadly blast at Beirut's port.

Beirut blast: Lebanese government resigns amid fury and mass protests

Prime Minister Hassan Diab made the announcement in a television address on Monday evening, saying he and his cabinet were stepping down in the wake of the Beirut port explosion last week that triggered public fury and mass protests. In a brief speech on national TV, the leader said he is taking "a step back" so he can stand with the people "and fight the battle for change alongside them.

" "I declare today the resignation of this government. May God protect Lebanon," he added, repeating the last phrase three times. Study finds link between use of cannabis during pregnancy and risk of autism. Children of mothers who use cannabis during pregnancy appear to be at higher risk of being autistic, according to a study of half a million women. In the largest study of its kind, researchers found four in 1000 children whose mothers used cannabis during pregnancy showed incidence of autism, compared to 2.42 among those whose mothers didn’t use it.

The study, conducted at the University of Ottawa, reviewed data between 2007 and 2012, before recreational cannabis use was legalised in the area. There were 500,000 women in the study, around 3,000 of whom reported using cannabis during pregnancy. Trump abruptly escorted from White House briefing amid reports of 'shooting'

'Do I seem rattled?' asks Trump after security service escort him from press conference. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.” “There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said. The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement, saying he believed the individual who was shot was armed. Donald Trump press conference interrupted as man shot near White House.

A uniformed Secret Service officer shot and wounded a man during a confrontation near the White House that led to President Donald Trump being abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference Monday, authorities said. The White House complex was not breached and no one under Secret Service protection was in danger, said Tom Sullivan, chief of the Secret Service Uniformed Division.

The name of the man, 51, and his condition were not released by Sullivan. The District of Columbia fire department said the man suffered serious or possibly critical injuries. Sullivan said the man had claimed he was armed, moved aggressively toward the officer, and appeared ready to fire before the officer shot him once. Sullivan did not address whether the man had indeed been armed. Law enforcement officials were trying to determine a motive and authorities were investigating whether the man had a history of mental illness.

Hong Kong: China sanctions US politicians and pro-democracy groups in tit-for-tat move. China on Monday announced unspecified sanctions against 11 US politicians and heads of organisations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been singled out by Beijing. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Monday said the 11 had “performed badly” on issues concerning Hong Kong, where China has cracked down on opposition voices following its imposition of a national security law in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city last month. The number of Americans named by the ministry exactly equals the number of Hong Kong and Chinese officials placed on a sanctions list by the US last week over the crackdown.

Coronavirus: Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 20 million worldwide. The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million. That’s according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Health officials believe the actual number is much higher, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40 per cent of all those who are infected have no symptoms. The United States, India and Brazil have together accounted for nearly two-thirds of all cases since the world hit 15 million on July 22.

A senior doctor at the World Health Organisation said COVID-19 is not showing signs of seasonal patterns, and that lifting restrictions is what will cause it to "bounce back". Speaking from Geneva on Monday, Dr Michael Ryan, the Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, said "so far, what it has clearly demonstrated is you take the pressure off the virus, the virus bounces back. " Russia becomes first country to register a coronavirus vaccine, but testing reportedly incomplete. Russia has become the first country in the world to register a coronavirus vaccine for use. Vladimir Putin, the country's president, announced one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Slovakia expels three Russian diplomats over 'serious crime'

Migrant Channel crossings: UK and France in talks as more boats attempt dangerous journey. Britain and France have agreed to beef up efforts to stop migrants from crossing the English Channel in small boats, according to a UK government minister who took part in talks in Paris on Tuesday. Cannes: Dozens injured in chaos after false reports of shooting incident. COVID-19: New Zealand sees first outbreak after 102 days as Auckland is put into lockdown. Matches postponed and Scottish football season at risk after players flout coronavirus rules. A number of Scottish football matches have been postponed after the Scottish government threatened to suspend the national football season, which has just begun, following a number of breaches of regulations put in place to guard against the coronavirus pandemic.

UK reports highest number of quarterly job losses since 2009 recession. The number of people working in the UK fell by the highest amount since the global financial crisis more than a decade go, according to official figures released on Tuesday. Lebanese diaspora in France swings into action to help Beirut. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. Lebanon's government resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast. Lebanon’s beleaguered prime minister and the rest of his Cabinet resigned Monday, six days after a catastrophic explosion in Beirut’s port leveled large areas of the capital. Prime Minister Hassan Diab said he was stepping down as demonstrators squared off for a third consecutive day against security services in protests against the country’s ruling elite.

“We take a step back to stand with the people, so that we can wage the battle for change with them,” Diab, 61, said in a televised address from the government’s headquarters in downtown Beirut. “We wish to open the door before a national salvation, with the Lebanese participating in its making,” “Therefore, I declare today the resignation of this government,” he said. “May God protect Lebanon.” Governments try to kill Trump's pick for Inter-American bank. Diplomats from several Latin American and European countries are trying to delay next month’s vote on President Trump’s nominee to lead a key international development bank, hoping to push the decision into next year, when a new U.S. president could be in office.

Trump broke norms by nominating a U.S. citizen from his National Security Council staff to head the Inter-American Development Bank, a lending agency that finances roughly $12 billion a year in a wide range of projects for Latin America and the Caribbean. For its six decades, the bank’s presidency was held by a Latin American national. The head of its counterpart organization, the World Bank, is traditionally a U.S. citizen, while the International Monetary Fund is run by a European. GOP operatives want Kanye West on the ballot. Will it matter? Thailand protests demand curbs on king's powers. Coronavirus strikes indoor mushroom farms. Amid the pandemic, people with diabetes struggle to get insulin. TSA Finds 200% More Guns in Carry-On Luggage Amid Pandemic. Trump’s Executive Orders Laid a Dangerous Trap for Democrats.

Mauritius Moves to Contain Oil Spill Before Vessel Breaks. COVID-19 Transformed At-Home Hospital Care. Can It Last? At Least 380,000 U.S. Children Have Tested Positive for COVID-19. The Trade-off in Trump's Executive Order on Essential Drugs. World Hits 20 Million COVID-19 Cases. Trump Escorted From Briefing After Shooting Near White House. Lebanon Should Seize This Devastating Moment for Real Change.

Russia Registers Coronavirus Vaccine, Declares Ready for Use. China detains prominent law professor Xu Zhangrun. Singapore's ruling party holds on to power as opposition make minor gains. Belarus election: Protesters clash with police after disputed presidential vote. Residents and environmental workers in Mauritius race to contain oil spill and protect coastline. Seven killed in floods after torrential downpours on Greek island. Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law.

Beirut blast: Dutch ambassador's wife 'donated organs' after succumbing to injuries from explosion. Tensions grow between Greece and Turkey over exploratory drilling. France opens anti-terrorism probe into killing of six nationals in Niger. Angela Merkel's deputy Olaf Scholz to run for chancellor in 2021 vote. Coronavirus: pandemic scuppers first employment plans of graduates across the globe. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page.

NPR Choice page. Column: Coronavirus blues can strike when you least expect it. Police raid Hong Kong newspaper, arrest publisher Jimmy Lai. BBC Apologizes for Using Racist Slur in News Report. 1 Dead, at Least 20 Injured After Shooting at D.C. Party. 12 Protesters Arrested, Charged in Louisville: Police. Portland Medics Speak Out on Being Targeted by Police, Feds. Storm Floods Greek Island, Leaving a Baby and 6 Others Dead. Jimmy Lai Arrested Under National Security Law. Trump Order Would Leave States on the Hook for Billions. 8 Killed by Gunmen at Giraffe Park in Niger. Mukesh Ambani's Fortune Surpasses the Richest European. China Sanctions 11 Americans Over U.S. Action on Hong Kong. How the coronavirus is disrupting addiction treatment. Jack Charlton: England World Cup winner and ex-Ireland manager dies at 85. Former Soviet military base turned into wildlife sanctuary. Juventus replace Sarri with Pirlo after Champions League fiasco against underdog Lyon.

Thousands rally against Putin for fifth Saturday in a row. Eleven dead in Czech building fire. Belarus presidential election: Police storm opposition headquarters as vote begins. Nagasaki pleads nuclear ban on 75th anniversary of US atomic bombing. Ireland orders multiple local lockdowns to stem 'merciless and unrelentless' coronavirus. International donor conference kicks off to support Lebanon after Beirut blast. More than 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page. NPR Choice page.