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Every business owner knows how important it is to properly dispose of documents containing proprietary information. When those hard copies are no longer needed, the most common approach is to shred them. While it is possible to invest money in shredding equipment, a better approach is to hire a professional to take care of this important task. Here are some of the benefits that come with hiring a Shredding Service.

Employees Are Free to Take Care of Other Tasks

On the surface, buying a shredder may seem like a good investment. After all, employees can take on the task of shredding documents if necessary. The thing to remember is that every minute an employee stands at the machine shredding printouts and other hard copies, that is a minute the employee could be working on something else. Rather than tying up employees with this type of task, have a Shredding Service destroy those unwanted documents. Doing so means all of the employees can devote themselves to tasks that help generate more business volume.

Secure Disposal

With a professional taking care of the shredding, there is no chance of the documents finding their way into the hands of competitors. This is because professional shredders typically use equipment that reduces the documents to extremely small pieces. Not all the shredders available at the local office supply house will produce the same results.

In addition, the team who arrives on the site are not likely to hold out a document and see who would be interested in purchasing it. Their goal is to maintain a good business relationship with the customer. That means making sure every document scheduled for shredding is completely destroyed.

Aiding the Recycling Effort

Not everyone realizes that shredding companies recycle those shredded documents. Once they are reduced to tiny bits, the paper can be turned in at a recycling center and used to create new paper products. As an alternative, the customer can keep the tiny shreds and use them as packing materials. With either approach, those old documents serve a purpose other than taking up space in a landfill.

Business owners who are interested in learning more about shredding should Call Us Today for a FREE Consultation & Estimate. After learning more about the benefits and the cost, the owner will want to get started with the plan right away.

Thailand bans YouTube over videos insulting king

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Thailand bans YouTube over videos insulting king

Friday, April 6, 2007

YouTube, a popular video hosting website, has been banned by the government of Thailand after at least 3 videos insulting Thailand’s King, Bhumibol Adulyadej were uploaded to the site.

The first video which was “removed by user,” has turned up again, uploaded from a different user than the first posting, claiming to be from Iceland. The second video was uploaded as recently as April 5 and the third has been on YouTube since March 12.

The government states that the ban on YouTube will continue. Google, who owns YouTube, refused to remove the video saying videos of the current United States president George W. Bush are worse than those of Thailand’s King.

“That’s [the removal of the video] not enough. We want the picture removed too before we unblock it,” said Thailand’s Minister of Information and Technology, Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom who also said that he sent a request to Google to have the image removed from the site, but Google has not yet responded.

“It’s hard to tell how they [Google] will respond. In some countries, it’s a norm to have their leaders mocked, but this is different. With the king, it is very offensive to the Thai public. YouTube said it thought there was not enough reason to remove the clip after viewing the video and making its judgement on the content,” added Pookaiyaudom.

Google later replied to the King stating that the video will not be removed, but that YouTube has a plan to only allow certain videos to be viewed without blocking the whole site.

“He said pulling out those clips would not be an effective way to stop the damage, since users could re-post them again. He said a more effective way would be to block certain pages not to be seen in Thailand. It will be a few days before we lift the ban on the entire site,” added Pookaiyaudom.

The text of the first video, scrolled across the screen, stated “This video would give up to 15 years prison in Thailand, because their leaders are evil (sic) and hate free speech. A Swiss man, Oliver Rudolf Jufer, 57, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for spray-painting graffiti over Thailand’s revered King. Fuck Thailand leaders and the ape king.”

The 44 second-long video, posted April 4, 2007 shows images of King Adulyadej drawn over and made to look like a monkey or an ape and a “juxtaposed” image with feet on top of King Adulyadej, pointing just under his nose. In Thailand, feet are seen as a dirty side of humans and people there think of feet as being offensive and rude. Playing in the background of the video was the music of the national anthem of Thailand.

In the second video, posted on March 12, 2007, shows still images of leaders from different nations around the world, King Adulyadej is seen with black painted over his face, imitating thick dark eyebrows and a mustache.

In the third video, the feet are again placed just under the King’s nose when halfway through the film, his image is vandalized by showing his eyed “bugged out of his head” and the Wat Kaow Roop Chang Temple in Songkhla in between his eyes.

The first video was viewed nearly 70,000 times before the original user removed it from YouTube.

Canada confirms fifth case of Mad Cow Disease

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Canada confirms fifth case of Mad Cow Disease

Monday, April 17, 2006

Canada‘s Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that a cow in British Columbia, Canada, tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or “mad cow disease”. Officials announced on Friday that initial tests done on the purebred six-year-old dairy Holstein had come back inconclusive. The cow was found in Fraser Valley, a farming community near Vancouver, British Columbia.

Officials also say that the beef supply is safe because none of the infected cows had made it to the human food chain. “This finding does not affect the safety of Canadian beef. Tissues in which BSE is known to concentrate in infected animals are removed from all cattle slaughtered in Canada for domestic and international human consumption. No part of this animal entered the human food or animal feed systems,” said agency officials in a statement on Sunday.

“This animal, a six-year-old dairy cow, developed BSE after the implementation of Canada’s feed ban. Investigators will pay particular attention to the feed to which the animal may have been exposed early in its life, when cattle are most susceptible to BSE. The CFIA is collecting records of feed purchased by and used on the animal’s birth farm,” the statement continued.

However, the United States does not believe a ban on Canadian beef will come immediately. “Information gathered through this investigation will help us to determine what, if any, impact this should have on our beef and live cattle trade with Canada. Based on the information currently available, I do not anticipate a change in the status of our trade,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.

This is Canada’s fifth confirmed case of the disease since May 2003, and officials have tested more than 100,000 cows since the first case of the disease turned up in Alberta. This is the second cow to test positive for the disease this year.

At least 150 people worldwide have died from eating beef contaminated with the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a nerve disease that is usually fatal. Most of the deaths occurred in the United Kingdom.

Missing dog’s severed head found by 17-year old girl

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Missing dog’s severed head found by 17-year old girl

Thursday, March 15, 2007

A $2,500 reward has been issued by the Humane Society of the United States for information on an “implied terroristic threat”, according to Sergeant Jim Gray of the St. Paul Police Department.

According to Crystal Brown, 17 year old owner of the dog, a gift-wrapped box with a note saying “Congratulations Crystal. This side up. Batteries included.”, was left on her doorstep along with the severed head of her dog, Chevy, and a Valentine’s Day candy.

The dog, an Australian shepherd mix called Chevy, went missing in February and Crystal, his owner, spent weeks searching for him, posting fliers, going door to door, and visiting the local animal shelter.

Dale Bartlett, Deputy Manager for the Humane Society said that “This case was extremely heinous. I deal with hundreds and hundreds of cruelty cases each year. When I read about this case, it just took my breath away.”

“This was so cruel,” Crystal said. “We’re dealing with one sick, twisted person.”

  • AP. Girl finds missing dog’s head in box on doorstep [archived version] — CNN, March 15, 2007
  • AP. “Girl horrified to find her dog’s head in box” — The Sydney Morning Herald,

Commercial Bathroom Fixtures

By Patricia Holland

Bradley commercial bathroom fixtures enable contractors to fully equip restrooms of any size and type. XPB Locker Supply carries a full selection of both Division 10 and Division 22 products. Multiple mounting configurations accommodate both remodeling projects and new constructions. Many products can also be customized to accommodate unique restroom interiors. ADA restroom floor plans can be accommodated with fixtures that are manufactured with accessibility foremost in mind.

Our selection of Division 22 products is carefully inventoried to ensure that contractors can pass value on to their clients on multiple levels. Bradley commercial lavatories are manufactured from new materials that are easy to clean, vandal resistant, and characterized by new aesthetics that make them appropriate for a broad range of restroom interiors. Commercial faucets feature new touch free mechanisms for water conservation that eliminate the need to handle surface areas that could pass on germs. Water metering prevents wastage by automatically shutting off the faucet after a predetermined period of time.

Wash fountains offer even more value for industrial, transportation, educational, and commercial facilities. These multi-user commercial bathroom fixtures are manufactured in a number of configurations that allow contractors to mount them in corners, along walls, or in the center of the restroom. This makes it possible to bid remodels, reconstructions, and new constructions with a product that is designed to save floor space, protect user hygiene with touch free operation, and conserve water by utilizing a single plumbing connection to service up to eight users at once, depending on the model.

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Our selection of Division 10 products is inventoried to fully accessorize any restroom, of any size, in any building type. Bradley partitions rank among some of the most important commercial bathroom fixtures we sell. Contractors can meet the needs of their clients with a wide range of material options that allow for cost-effectiveness to be balanced with long-term durability, vandal resistance, and a superior look. Four different mounting positions allow contractors to build stalls that are space efficient and easy to clean.

Grab bars can also be ordered in custom configurations by contractors in charge of building ADA compliant commercial bathrooms. Our selection of grab bars feature rear wall and side wall mounting for toilet stalls as well as grab bars for showers. Bars are available in all the length and weight capacity requirements stated by codes that regulate commercial bathroom fixture codes for handicapped restroom designs.

Other Division 10 products sold through XPB Locker Supply include a full assortment of commercial restroom equipment that are intended to provide users with full convenience on every level. These accessories include, but are not limited to, paper towel dispensers, waste receptacles, mirrors, shelves, medicine cabinets, restroom vending machines, and toilet paper dispensers.

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Owner wants $10 million for Flight 93 crash site land

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Owner wants $10 million for Flight 93 crash site land
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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mike Svonavec, the owner of the land in Somerset County, Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001 has set a US$10 million price tag for his property, which is sought by the group, Families of Flight 93 and the United States National Park Service for building a memorial dedicated to those on the plane.

Svonavec says that the price is fair market value for the 273 acre property and the organization would not be charged for the exact site of the crash. The organization has offered to buy the land for no more than $500,000 at least three times.

Currently, the U.S. National Park Service only owns approximately 60 acres of the land. PBS Coals Inc. owns 864 acres of the land and Svonavec owns 273 acres. The entire field is nearly 2,000 acres.

The permanent memorial is estimated to cost $58 million and is scheduled to be constructed starting in 2008 or 2009. On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, a ribbon will be cut at the site.

Svonavec has also placed a box on the crash site temporary memorial, where visitors can leave a “donation” to pay for his asking price for the land as well as the cost of providing security at the site. Funding was provided for the cost of security, but in February the funds were already used up and Svonavec says he can no longer afford to keep the land maintained and secure. Reports say that the security company that is currently in charge of security charges $10,000 per month.

“That land has been paid for with 40 lives…the donation box is an insult to that cost. I think Svonavec believes his land, because it has the blood of my cousin and 39 other people, it’s worth more,” said Patrick White, Vice President, Families of Flight 93.

Renault F1’s team boss, top engineer quit as team accepts cheating claim

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Renault F1’s team boss, top engineer quit as team accepts cheating claim
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Renault F1 team boss Flavio Briatore and engineering director Pat Symonds have both split ways with the team. The move comes as Renault announce they will not fight a charge of race-fixing.

Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) accused Renault of ordering Nelson Piquet, Jr. to crash during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. The wreck brought out the safety car and most other competitors made refueling stops while it was out. However, Renault’s Fernando Alonso had pitted unusually early and was able to move up to take one of just two victories that year.

The FIA interviewed Piquet after an investigation was triggered by claims published by Globo TV. Piquet’s interview was leaked, and he placed the blame squarely on Briatore and Symonds.

“The proposal to deliberately cause an accident was made to me shortly before the race took place, when I was summoned by Mr. Briatore and Mr. Symonds in Mr. Briatore’s office… When I was asked to crash my car I accepted because I hoped it could improve my position within the team at this critical time in the race season,” Piquet said in the interview.

Piquet further stated that he received no assurances he would still be racing for Renault in 2009. Although he continued to race for Renault in 2009, he was sacked midway through the current season.

Renault will discover their punishment at a hearing before the World Motor Sport Council in Paris, France. They face the possibility of being banned from Formula One. Piquet has received immunity from the FIA for his testimony. Data showed Piquet accelerating into the wall instead of braking as he approached it.

Briatore has a long history with Renault. He started off with Benetton Formula in 1988 and was team principal for Michael Schumacher‘s 1994 and 1995 world title wins. He left in 1997 but Renault made him head again after he helped the French firm buy the team in 2000. He was there for Alonso’s world championship wins in 2005 and 2006.

Uk Manufacturing Grows Despite A Slight Slowdown

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UK manufacturing grows despite a slight slowdown

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A small growth is seen by the manufacturers of Britain in the month of February. There was a steady recovery of the sector is reducing the need for more stimulus from the central bank because the economy is slowly moving out of the danger zone.

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Governor Mervyn King including some policymakers of Bank of England believes that this week played down the likelihood of another cash boost. The news that the sluggish housing market is gaining a touch of momentum bolstered views that injection of February\’s 50 billion pound cash may have been for the last time. The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers\’ Index in January ticked down to 51.2 from a slightly downwardly revised 52.0 which was the highest level since May. According to the analysts\’ forecasts the reading fell short for 51.8, but was still above the 50 marks which separate expansion from contraction. Manufacturers are now looking forward on course to help the economy to grow after a 0.8 percent drop in the sector\’s output led to a small overall contraction in the economy of UK. According to construction industry analyst Glenigan, there was also positive news from the smaller construction sector where the value of projects started between December and February rose by 17 percent as compared to a year ago. Glenigan said that he improved construction activity in February was even more decent given the snow and freezing weather early on in the month. British house builders have shown a more optimistic attitude recently after they reported big leaps in profit for 2011. Need some urgent cash in this economic slump then apply with 12 month loans no fees

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In recent years, many builders have grabbed up cheaper lands to push up their margins and have concentrated on selling more houses, rather than cheaper apartments, in areas where house prices have remained resilient. And house prices also rose more than expected in the month of February as per the data from mortgage lender Nationwide showed. House price surveys have also indicated that the sluggish housing market is gaining a touch of momentum. The Office for National Statistics data showed new orders for private housing grew 8.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 as compared to the previous three months. However, the slowdown in manufacturing highlights a bumpy journey ahead. The Bank of Britain views that the recovery is likely to be slow and at risk of setbacks this year.

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Media round-up: April Fools’ Day 2008

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Media round-up: April Fools’ Day 2008
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Many media outlets traditionally deliberately spread hoaxes on April Fools’ Day, including notable quality sources such as National Geographic and Science.

The popular British tabloid The Sun wrote that French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to undergo stretch surgery to make him taller than his wife, Italian artist and model Carla Bruni. The report claimed the 5 foot 5 inch leader would be made 5 inches taller in one year using a method by Israeli professor Ura Schmuck. The Sun noted that during his visit to Britain last week, Sarkozy had high-heel shoes while his wife wore a pair of flat pumps.

The Guardian on the other hand ran an article that suggested that Carla would head an initiative by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to bring more glamour, good taste and sophistication to the U.K. general population. This would involve collaboration with Marks & Spencer for high-street fashion and Jamie Oliver for meals and wine.

BBC News had real-looking footage of flying penguins fronted by documentary host Terry Jones, which were actually an advertisement for its new iPlayer.