Air With Ventilation Systems Gives Fresh Air Flow

Air with Ventilation Systems Gives Fresh Air Flow

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Many people do not consider the importance of air conditioning maintenance, as according to them it s just a wasteful expense. If you owe an air conditioning system in your house or office, and if it is not maintained correctly, the system will discontinue working all of a sudden, may be due to several problems. Then, there is no other option rather than spending huge amounts on its major repairs. Nevertheless, if you undergo regular maintenance and spend smaller amounts, your system will run efficiently. Even if problems persist, they would be smaller ones that can be corrected easily. An air conditioning system if not maintained properly will add to your energy bills, notably. Normal air conditioning maintenance gives surety that your unit runs smoothly. The advantage of regular maintenance is that the unit can be used for many years consistently without any irritations. A well maintained unit can be used for even 15 or 18 years.

When looking an air conditioning installation provider, one should check some proven factors in order to assure that you get good quality service you deserve. If you are residing in an area that has higher temperatures always, then ample levels of air conditioning is required. The skilled and experienced air conditioning installers have experience since they have been working on several air conditioning units and installed almost every model. They know how to guide you on which units are most effective and cost efficient that will consequently save on your electricity bills, each month. This is the biggest benefit of hiring the services of an experienced air conditioning installer.

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A natural ventilation system draws on pressure differences to ventilate the buildings. If a natural ventilation system is being for your building, then bear in mind that the amount of ventilation is influenced by the design and size of the openings present in the home. Louvers, grills, windows, and open plans are some instances to freshen your house, naturally. Natural ventilation system is beneficial to cool your homes and it also decreases the electricity bills for air conditioning.

Keeping the air fresh in your homes by keeping the doors and windows open is not always the suitable way of airing the place. Ventilation systems are good, particularly with the change of seasons when it is too hot or too cold. So, instead of suffering in an airless house, you can have some good ventilation systems and enjoy fresh air in your house throughout the year. These ventilation systems are very useful as they filter the polluted air and substitute it with clean, fresh air coming from outdoors. This system can be installed in a single room or you can go for something larger that will circulate fresh air in the house. Ventilation systems assure that your house is a more pleasant and safer place to live in with a constant supply of fresh air without any need to keep your doors and windows open.

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“Avast ye scurvy file sharers!”: Interview with Swedish Pirate Party leader Rickard Falkvinge

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

MP3s for the people? The Pirate Party, a new Swedish political party first publicized in January, wants to legalize sharing music, movies, and other copyrighted content using the Internet. What may seem like a doomed effort by a small group of idealists is attracting significant media attention, in part due to a recent police raid on The Pirate Bay, an extremely popular BitTorrent tracker (see Wikinews coverage).

The Pirate Bay allows people to download content listed in its database using the BitTorrent protocol (including the latest Hollywood movies or computer games) and has gained something of an international cult status, in part for its public and irreverent responses to legal threats received from copyright lawyers of major corporations. The site was reopened days after the raid on Dutch servers (but is now back in Sweden again). Rickard Falkvinge, leader of the Pirate Party, argues that regardless of the legal outcome in the case, the web site demonstrates that copyright law in its current form is not sustainable.

Adopting the moniker of the maligned “Internet pirates”, the party argues for drastically limiting the scope and enforcement of copyright law, abolishing patent law, and protecting privacy in what it sees as a “control and surveillance society”. The party is hoping to garner enough votes in the September election to become a small but important faction in the next Swedish parliament. Rickard Falkvinge found some time in between interviews and party work to answer our questions.

There are rumours that the Swedish government was indirectly acting on behalf of the U.S. MPAA in shutting down the site. Do you feel that your government is beholden to U.S. interests?

Oh, the MPAA said so themselves in a press release, it’s more than a rumor. Check their press release “Swedish authorities sink Pirate Bay”. [Ed.: see below]

And yes, this particular fact has caused something of an uproar in Sweden. It’s widely believed that Swedish authorities were more or less ordered by a foreign power to act forcefully against an entity that was in, at worst, a legal gray area according to Swedish law.

The raid must have boosted your recognition. How many members do you currently have, and how successful has your fundraising effort been so far?

Our member count is at 6540, no, 6541, no wait, 6543… well, you get the picture. Our members register themselves on our website after paying the membership fee electronically, which helps reduce our admin load considerably.

Fundraising brought in 108,000 SEK [Ed.: approx. 14,700 USD or 11,600 EUR], enough to buy 3 million ballots, which is some kind of at-least-we’re-not-starving minimum. We’re not full, but we’re not starving, either. Following the raid on the Pirate Bay, we have received another 50K in donations. My sincere thanks to everybody who wants to help out; we are now looking into getting more ballots to make sure we don’t run out on election day. (10 million ballots was our initial full-score aim.)

Do you think you will be able to cover future expenses such as radio and television ads?

Following the raid on the Pirate Bay, and our tripling of the member roster, we don’t need advertising. We’ve been mentioned almost every news hour across all channels on national television in the last week.

Also, the established parties have now started to turn, following our success. Parties representing almost half of the elected parliament are now describing today’s copyright situation as not working. They still don’t understand why, though, they are just echoing what we say without understanding what the words mean. We’ll get around to teaching them — them and the voters alike.

This might be hard for people not following the Swedish media to grasp, but we have made a big splash. Today, our Minister of Justice was quoted as saying that he’s open to changes to copyright laws that would make file-sharing legal, with the headline “Bodström (his name) flip-flops about file sharing.” Immediately underneath were the Pirate Party’s comments to his suggestions. Let’s take that again: when a minister makes a statement about file sharing, media calls us for comments, and publishes them next to that statement. That’s how big we have become since the raid on the Pirate Bay.

The Minister of Justice later denied having made that statement to the press that reported it.

We will never be able to pay for television ads, the way I see it. Unless a very wealthy donor comes on stage. (If any such person is reading this, we have planned how to spend up to $375,000 in a cost-efficient way up until the elections, on the chance that donations appear. That spending does still not include any TV ads.)

Are you aware of similar initiatives in other countries?

Some are trying, but none have achieved the necessary momentum and critical mass that we have. We expect that momentum to happen once we get into Swedish Parliament and show that it can be done.

[Ed.: A United States variant of the party was recently launched. See also: Intellectual property activism category on Wikipedia]

The name “Pirate Party” seems to identify the party with what is currently defined as a crime: piracy of software, movies, music, and so on. Will a name like “Pirate Party” not antagonize voters, given that the label is so negatively used? How about potential allies abroad who argue for a more balanced copyright regime, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation or Creative Commons?

Oh, it is a crime. That’s the heart of the problem! The very problem is that something that 20% of the voters are doing is illegal by punishment of jail time. That’s what we want to change. Where the established parties are saying that the voters are broken, we are saying it’s the law that is broken.

Besides, it’s a way of reclaiming a word. The media conglomerates have been pointing at us and calling us pirates, trying to make us somehow feel shame. It doesn’t work. We wear clothes saying “PIRATE” in bright colors out on the streets. Yes, we are pirates, and we’re proud of it, too.

Also, the term is not that negative at all in Sweden, much thanks to the awesome footwork of the Pirate Bureau (Piratbyrån), who have been working since 2003 to educate the public.

If you are elected, and have the opportunity to become part of the next government of Sweden, do you intend to focus only on the issues in your platform (IP law and privacy)?

Our current plan is to support the government from the parliament, but not be part of it. If we’re part of it, that means we get a vested interest to not overthrow it, which puts us in a weaker position if they start going against our interests.

Overall, our strategy is to achieve the balance of power, where both the left and right blocks need our votes to achieve a majority, and then support the issues of whichever government that agrees to drive our issues the strongest. Basically, we sell our votes on other issues to the highest bidder in exchange for them driving ours.

Have you already made any contacts in Swedish politics?

Contacts… I’m not sure what you mean. Several of us have been shaking hands with some of the established politicians, particularly in the youth leagues, if that’s what you mean.

I was thinking along the lines of exploring possible modes of cooperation with established political parties — are you already taken seriously?

We are taken seriously by most of the youth leagues and by at least one of the represented parties. In particular, which is what counts, we are now taken seriously by national media. However, we can’t tie contacts that explore modes of cooperation quite yet — since our strategy depends on holding the balance of power, we need to not express a preference for whom we’d like to cooperate with, or we’d put ourselves in a weaker bargaining position.

What is your position on moral rights, as recognized by European Union copyright laws: the right of attribution, the right to have a work published anonymously or pseudonymously, and the right to the integrity of the work. Do you think these rights should be preserved?

We safeguard the right to attribution very strongly. After all, what we are fighting for is the intent of copyright as it is described in the US constitution: the promotion of culture. Many artists are using recognition as their primary driving force to create culture.

Publishing anonymously or pseudonymously happens every day on the Internet, so no big deal there either.

The right to integrity, however, is an interesting issue. We state that we are for free sampling, meaning you can take a sound that I made for my tune and use it in your own tunes, or for that matter, a whole phrase. That’s partially in line with today’s copyright law on derivative works; as long as you add your own creative touch to a work, you get your own protection for the derivation. We want to strengthen that right.

You might want to consider the alternative. In the 50s and 60s, a lot of rock and roll bands started doing covers of old classical music. This would almost certainly have been considered to violate the integrity of the original artist — and was considered to do so by many — but in the eyes of many others, it was instead great new culture of a previously unseen form and shape.

So I don’t have a definite answer on the integrity issue. While I am leaning towards the promotion of new culture taking precedence over a limitation right, there may be unconsidered cases.

Do you feel that trademark law is adequate as it is?

Yes. We have not seen any hidden costs to trademarks that outweigh the benefits of reducing transaction costs on a market where seller and buyer are not personally acquainted.

How do you intend to deal with EU treaties which define certain legal frameworks for the protection of intellectual works?

What can they do? Fine us? Send us an angry letter?

Come on, countries need to think more like corporations. If the fine is less than the cost to society, which it is in this case, then the right thing to do is to accept the fine with a polite “thank you”.

Actually, national media just called me about this very question; the Department of Justice has stated that we can’t allow file sharing, as it would break international treaties. My response was that it is more important to not have 1.2 million Swedes criminalized, than it is to avoid paying a penalty fee.

Do you think that weaker intellectual property laws would lessen the amount of products released in Sweden by foreign companies, such as Hollywood studios?

As long as they believe that they will have a revenue here that exceeds the cost of operations, they will keep coming here. Anything else would be wrong from a corporate standpoint.

Besides, you need to remember what we are doing is to change the map according to what reality looks like. We do not want to change people’s behavior. We want to change the law so it reflects what the world actually looks like.

So, as they apparently make a profit today, I expect that to continue.

Do you feel that the music industry in its current form will still be needed in a world where non-commercial copying is permitted?

It’s not so much if they are needed where non-commercial copying is permitted, rather if they are needed when they’re not necessary any more to be the middle man between consumer and artist.

The music industry will lose its current chokepoint, because they don’t add any value to the end product any longer. They will probably survive as a service bureau for artists, but they will not be able to control distribution.

It’s actually quite simple: if they get their act together and provide a service that people want to buy, they will remain. If not, they will vanish. Today, they have legislated that people must buy their service regardless of whether it adds value or not, and that’s not gonna hold in the long term.

Why fight against intellectual property laws, instead of focusing your energy on creating freely licensed content, such as Creative Commons films or open source software?

I want to raise the issue a level, to show that it’s not about payment models or what level of control the copyright holder chooses to exert over his or her work.

Let me put it this way: we have achieved the technical possibility of sending copyrighted works in digital, private communications. I can send a piece of music in e-mail to you, I can drop a video clip in a chat room. That technology is not going away, leaving us with two choices.

So — if copyright is to be enforced — if you are to tax, prohibit, fee, fine, or otherwise hinder the transmission of copyrighted works in private communications, the only way to achieve that is to have all private communications constantly monitored. It’s really that large.

Also, this is partly nothing new. We’ve been able to do this since the advent of the Xerox copier — you could photocopy a poem or a painting and put it in a letter in the mail. Again, the only way to discover or stop that would have been for the authorities to open all letters and check their content.

So we’re at a crossroads here. Either we, as a society, decide that copyright is the greater value to society, and take active steps to give up private communications as a concept. Either that, or we decide that the ability to communicate in private, without constant monitoring by authorities, has the greater value — in which case copyright will have to give way.

My choice is clear.

The Pirate Bay was shut down and re-opened days later on a Dutch server. According to a Swedish newspaper report, traffic has doubled since then. How long do you think the cat and mouse game will continue?

Until one of two things happen: The authorities realize they can’t enforce laws that require monitoring all private communications, especially given the large international level of grassroots support, or [they] actually start monitoring all private communications.

Conservative Canadian government sworn in

Monday, February 6, 2006

At 11:18 a.m., February 6 2006, Stephen Harper was sworn in as prime minister of Canada at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. That same day at approximately 11:22 a.m. with the Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada present, Stephen Harper signed in his new cabinet. Swearing in of each cabinet minister is currently happening (February 6th 2006, 11:25 a.m.) and being broadcast live on television stations such as Global Television and Rogers Telecommunication CPAC Channel.

At 12:27 p.m. the swearing in of cabinet ministers was complete and the Governor General officially signed in the cabinet. Canada now has a new government that will be directed by the Conservative Party. The Conservatives Party according to Global News “have not been sworn into government since Brian Mulroney in 1984.”

One member of the Liberal Party has crossed over to the Conservatives. David Emerson crossed the floor, even though he was elected two weeks earlier as a Liberal. For this he has been admitted into the cabinet by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Enhance Your Home With A New Driveway

byAlma Abell

We all love to keep the interior of our homes looking nice and inviting both for ourselves and for guests that may come around. However, often we neglect to do the same when it comes to the exterior of the home. The front exterior of your home is the first thing visitors see when they come to your house, and this is what can therefore leave a lasting impression.

There are a number of ways in which you can enhance the front exterior of your home to make it look more modern, more appealing, and more inviting. One of the ways in which you can do this is with a new driveway, which will not only add aesthetic appeal to your home but can also provide you with increased practicality. With the right Asphalt & Tarmacadam Contractors in Hertfordshire homeowners can bring out the best when it comes to the exterior of their homes.

Reasons to have a new driveway

There are many reasons why a new driveway could be just the thing you need for your home. Some of the key benefits you can look forward to with a new driveway include:

1. Improving the appearance of your home: A new, high quality driveway can really enhance the exterior of your home, giving it improved aesthetic appeal and making it look fresher and more appealing.

2. Improving practical features: If you have a car, a new driveway will ensure that you have somewhere safe to park it. Depending on the size of the drive, you can also make sure there is room for additional vehicles.

3. Improving saleability: If you decide to sell your home in the future, a new, quality driveway could be a big selling point. Many buyers will not only want to have a drive for their vehicles but will want one that is in good condition and of high quality.

4. Adding value to your home: Adding a driveway to your home could help to add value to the property too. So, this can increase your equity and could enable you to get more money for your home if you do decide to sell in the future.

These are some of the key reasons why a new driveway could be the perfect solution for improving the exterior of your home. Visit Bestco Surfacing Ltd for more information.

Iraqis say U.S. bombing killed 39 civilians

Monday, October 17, 2005

American helicopters and warplanes bombed 2 villages near Ramadi, Iraq on Sunday. The U.S. military said nearly 70 suspected insurgents were killed, while local witnesses said that at least 39 civilians, including 18 children, were also lost to the attack.

A Ramadi resident, Ahmed Fouad, said that just after 7 p.m. Sunday, U.S. warplanes killed 18 children, including Fouad’s son and 8-year-old daughter. “She was killed with her brother. Her mother had a stroke out of shock.” Fouad said.

Family members of victims gathered at a Ramadi General Hospital where refrigeration space for the dead bodies had been exhausted. In the garden the bodies of a woman and three children lay as relatives sifted through remains.

“[They] were not terrorists…they were only a bunch of civilians whose curiosity prompted them to gather around a destroyed Humvee,” said Dr. Dhiya Fahdawi in reference to the dead and wounded.

The U.S. military neither confirmed nor denied that civilians were killed and issued a statement saying; “All the attacks were timed and executed in a manner to reduce the possibility of collateral damage.”

India discontinues ?500, ?1000 denominations; releases ?2000 and new ?500 bills

Monday, November 14, 2016

On Wednesday, India demonetised ?500 (about US$7.50) and ?1000 notes, announced as a measure to fight corruption, fake notes, and black money. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian citizens late Tuesday, and said 500 and 1000 rupee notes would cease to be legal tender at midnight.

To minimise possible difficulties to citizens, transactions using old 500 and 1000 rupee notes were accepted at government hospitals, railway ticket bookings, government buses, and airports. The notes were also accepted at public-sector petrol-pumps, government-authorised consumer co-operative stores, milk booths authorised by State governments, and cremation grounds till Friday midnight. These shops were obliged to have a record of their stocks and sales.

In his announcement, Modi said, “For your immediate needs, you can go to any bank, head post office or sub post office, show your identity proof like Aadhar card, voter’s card, ration card, passport, income tax PAN card number or other approved proofs and exchange your old 500 or thousand rupee notes for new notes.” ((hi))Hindi language: ??????? ???????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ????? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ????? ?? ??? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ????, ???? ??, ???? ?????, ?????? ?????, ???? ?????, ????????, ???? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???? ?? ??? ??? ??? ???? ?? ??? ??? ???? ???

Modi also announced those who failed to change their currency till December 30 can exchange the notes at Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s office along with a declaration form till March 31. The notes can be exchanged till December 30 at any branch of any bank across India.

By Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said demonetised money equivalent to almost US$30 billion was deposited in banks across India. According to estimate, the old notes accounted for 85% of the total money in circulation. New 500 rupee and 2000 rupee notes are to be issued. Modi said RBI would exercise caution from past experience and limit the circulation of large-value notes.

International tourists could purchase up to 5000 rupees using the old notes at airport exchanges till Friday.

A limit was imposed on cash withdrawal; a maximum of 10000 rupees each day, and 20000 rupees each week, can be withdrawn. Moreover, from Thursday (November 10) till November 24, 4000 rupees can be exchanged in the banks and post offices. The amount is credited to the bank account.

Government workers were informed about demonetising when the announcement was made. Modi announced all banks would remain closed for public work on Wednesday.

In the United States, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election on Tuesday, immediately after which stock markets dropped globally. Following the US election and demonetising the money, the Indian stock market fell by 1700 points on Wednesday. Sensex lost 1,688.69 points and Nifty lost 111.55 points on the same day. Indian technology sector companies experienced loss. TCS suffered 4.93% loss and Infosys lost 2.74%.

The Indian rupee is also used in the neighbouring countries of Bhutan and Nepal. The border area uses Indian currency for day-to-day transactions. The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) has announced the exchange of old notes will be facilitated till December 15. RMA governor Dasho Penjore informed Indian news site The Wire, “We do not know exactly how much Indian currency of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 is in circulation in Bhutan. We will get a better idea after the deadline to deposit their amount”. RMA has 30% of its international exchange reserve in Indian rupees. Nepal Rastra Bank directed all Nepali banks to stop conducting transactions using the Indian rupee.

On Thursday, there were long queues in front of ATMs and banks to exchange the old notes and withdraw money. BBC reported some banks ran out of cash. Police were called to some banks to maintain discipline. Banks were open on Saturday and Sunday for money exchange.

Shops did not accept the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. Some emphasised cash-less transaction as well. BBC reported some traders and small business owners in Delhi threatened to call a strike as this move affected their business.

eRetail websites like Amazon and Flipkart announced they would not accept the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes on Cash on Delivery orders. Amazon also announced 15% discount on gift cards worth 500 or 1000 rupees.

The government ceased all transactions using the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes before Saturday. But a Wikinews correspondent noticed a jeweler shop accepting the demonetised notes on Saturday. When questioned, the jeweler said they were accepting the old notes only on purchase. When the correspondent, who did not identify as a reporter to the shop owners, said the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes were not legal money, they said they will exchange the notes in a bank since there were 50 days to exchange with a new and legal tender. They refused to exchange old 500 rupee notes with change, asserting the customer needs to buy merchandise from their shop.

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The Best Solution To Hair Fall, Weak And Dull Hair}

THE BEST SOLUTION TO HAIR FALL, WEAK AND DULL HAIR

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THE BEST SOLUTION TO HAIR FALL, WEAK AND DULL HAIR

Who does not like a beautiful, healthy mane to adorn their heads? Thick, lustrous hairy is always associated with a healthy, attractive person. The hairy care industry is churning billions of dollars trying to promise people healthier, better looking strands.

What happens when one suddenly starts experiencing hair loss? How would they feel if it keep falling all over their beds, chairs and bathrooms? It is a very difficult position to be in. Doctors assure that 50-100 strands fall everyday and these are replaced by newer once. If the numbers go beyond this, then it will definitely result in hairy loss.

What can be done?

Starting on Grocapix Gel is probably the easiest and quickest solution for hairy loss. Grocapix Gel is a product of Alembic Pharma. Alembic Pharmaceuticals is Asias very popular brand that serves people in more than 75 countries all over the world.

Grocapix Gel is a much researched and developed product from this brand. It is in fact patented for the usage of four Biochanin rich amino acids in its composition. Grocapix is considered a treatment formula for:

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Seasonal hairy loss

Post menopausal loss

Age related loss and

Generic hair breakage

It contains 2 major ingredients that work wonders in controlling and promoting faster growth of hair.

1.Biochanin A

This ingredient naturally inhibits Dihydro testosterone (DHT), which plays a large role in hair breakage, especially in male pattern baldness. It also modulates free radical damage to the scalp, protecting the hair and scalp.

2.Capixyl

Capixyl is a natural product and contains bio metric peptide and red clover. It helps stop the conversion of testosterone to 5 DHT. This process is the main cause for damage and by inhibiting this, the body is suppressed of the act of damaging and promotes regrowth instead.

How to use Grocapix Gel?

This product is a leave on serum. This means that it need not be washed off post application. On cleaned and dried hairy, the gel needs to be applied all over the scalp and gently massaged. The massaging helps the gel get absorbed deep into the scalp. The product stays on the surface all day long and works on inhibiting damage and promoting regrowth.

Where does one buy anti hair loss products?

Grocapix will cost INR 1190 for a 60 gram tube and INR 1790 for a 100 gram tube. www.clickoncare.com is an ecommerce website that right now is offering a discount on the same. Users can avail cash on delivery option and also get the product home delivered all over India.

Does hairy loss mean anything serious?

In most cases, eating healthy food, including a lot of proteins in diet, using good hair care products etc. should help control the same. In few cases, it can also be a result of an inlying medical condition. It is hence necessary to consult a doctor of the problem persists even after the above mentioned treatments.

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Iran bans Shirin Ebadi-led human rights group

Sunday, August 6, 2006

The government of Iran has banned the human rights group Defenders of Human Rights Center led by Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi.

On Saturday, the Iranian newspaper Shargh reported an Interior Ministry statement announcing the ban, “As the group calling itself ‘Defenders of Human Rights Center’ has not obtained a permit from the interior ministry, its activities are illegal and the violators of this decision will be prosecuted,”.

Ebadi told reporters that such a permit was not required, “Non-governmental organizations that observe the law and do not disrupt public safety do not need a permit. So the… Center does not need authorization”.

She said that the group had applied for the permit but the Interior Ministry denied the request without any explanation.

Saying that the “move is not in Iran’s national interest”, Ebadi said that the group will protest against the decision and explore legal options to “obtain our rights”.

The group was started by six prominent lawyers and has campaigned on human and minority rights issues for the past four years. It has criticized Iran’s judiciary for violations of human rights.

Abdolfattah Soltani, a member of the group was sentenced last month to five years in jail on charges of disclosing confidential information and opposing the regime. He had represented the imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji as well as the family of the Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi, who was killed in custody in 2003.

The group demanded an independent probe into the death of dissident student activist Akbar Mohammadi, who died in prison on Sunday following a hunger strike.

The ban comes on the 100th anniversary of Iran’s “constitutional revolution” of August 5, 1906, when the monarch of what was then Persia decreed the creation of a constitution and an elected parliament – the Majlis.

“The ban has a bad meaning for the country” on such a day, said Mohammad Dadkhah, a founder of the rights group.

Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, for “her efforts for democracy and human rights…especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children,”. She was the first Iranian and first Muslim woman to receive the honour.

National Rugby League Women in League Round celebrates sons

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) is to celebrate “Women in League” week, starting yesterday, with themes including sons, raising funds for breast cancer support, and club-related specials to encourage women to attend rugby league games. The week-long celebration of women was started in 2006 to highlight the importance of women to the sport and make the game female-friendlier.

The NRL is planning to celebrate the week in a number of ways, including having teams compete in pink uniforms, and having fans vote for the NRL player fans believe “acts as a role model for mothers and families; someone who continues to impress us on the field, however their off-field characteristics embody what it is we love about rugby league”. Additionally, funds are to be raised for the McGrath Foundation, a charity dedicated to breast cancer support and education, and the Women in League Achievement Award will be given out with the winner earning a AU$5,000 gift card to Harvey Norman, an Australian electronics store.

The NRL has been promoting the event on their Women in League Facebook page. In the past month, their Facebook updates have included posts featuring male players discussing support they received from women in their lives, sales of pink coloured NRL merchandise, plugs encouraging people to vote for their favourite son, pictures of men supporting Women in League, NRL club promotions for tickets and other events connected to Women in League, and information on a school visit promoting anti-bullying. The Facebook page has also promoted women’s participation and profiles of women’s players as recently as a month ago, when on April 9, it promoted the Girls ‘Come and Try’ Day in Canberra. Prior to that, women were last promoted as players on February 10 when pictures were shared of the Women’s All Stars team match with the Indigenous All Stars team.

140,000 women in Australia are involved with rugby league as players, sport administrators, coaches, employees, club members, or volunteers. Karen Hardy of The Canberra Times estimates this number could easily be quadrupled if wives, girlfriends, mothers, and other female family members who support male players were included. Participation is also increasing, with almost a thousand new female players taking up the sport between 2011 and 2012 for 5,801 total registered female players in 2012.

What Is An Online Paralegal Associates Degree Actually Worth?

By Mansi Aggarwal

Students who are considering getting an online Associates Degree as a paralegal may be wondering how much it is worth, or how much they will earn upon graduation. In this article I want to go over this, and other issues related to being a paralegal.

While attorneys assume the primary responsibility over their legal work, they often choose to hire paralegals to assist them. The paralegal field is growing at an astonishing rate, and more law firms are in need of paralegals in order to assist them. While paralegals perform many of the functions of lawyers, they are not allowed by law to perform certain duties such as setting fees or giving any legal advice.

This is very good news for students who are considering getting an online degree or certificate as a paralegal. One of the most important tasks a paralegal will learn is how to assist attorneys in preparing for trials and meetings. Paralegals investigate cases and make sure that all relevant facts have been considered.

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Paralegals prepare reports, and help prepare documents important to the lawyers they assist. Paralegals may also assist in planning estates and preparing tax forms and documents. The vast majority of paralegals work with law firms, while a smaller number work for government agencies and corporations. Most paralegals work long hours, and are rewarded by the firm with extra time off and bonuses.

An Associates Degree as a paralegal is worth it when you look at the demand for this type of work. Students who choose to become paralegals will find that there are many jobs available, in both large and small cities.

The amount paralegal students will earn upon graduation varies. The salary you can expect to earn will depend on your level of education and location. Paralegals working in large cities for big law firms will earn more than those who work in smaller cities for small firms.

Students can expect to earn between $25,000.00 to $59,000.00 a year as a paralegal. Most earn between these two amounts. Paralegals working for the federal government can expect to earn the most, while those who choose to work for the state government of law firms may earn the least.

Paralegals who work for law firms will receive bonuses, and this will increase their income. While most paralegals work forty hours per week, some only work temporarily. Law firms will hire paralegals during busy seasons, and release them once things have slowed down.

The paralegal field is expected to grow much faster than normal, and will continue to increase for the next eight years. This presents an excellent opportunity for those ready to take online classes. Students have plenty of time to gain the skills necessary to be employed in this field.

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