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When you start planning a vacation on Alabama’s beautiful gulf shores, the first thing that you need to arrange is a nice accommodation where you can stay with your family. To get lucrative deals you need to plan the things. Most of the vacation planners offer discounts on booking hotels and vacation rentals, if you make the bookings a way ahead; however, for last minute deals, you may not get booking in a good hotel. In such a case, you can consider staying in gulf shore condos, which is a great alternative to hotel stay. Even tourists who have all the options prefer to stay at condominiums because of the number of benefits offered by the condominiums to hotels.
With the trend of condos becoming popular, more and more tourists prefer to stay at vacation rental while being on a holiday on stunning gulf shore beaches. Instead of spending huge money on booking hotel rooms, you can stay at beautifully designed gulf shore condos and have privacy and plenty of space. If you visit Alabama with family, then you would definitely like to stay together. In case of hotels, you will need to book separate rooms, which will not only be expensive, but also make you feel isolated and lonely.
Choose from a variety of condominium gulf shores and orange beach condos and gulf shores rentals. The Seachase gulf shores vacation rentals is where you want to be! Then look no further orange beach condo rentals, Alabama is your vacation paradise. Play in the sand by day and step back into your own gulf shores vacation rentals home by night.
Gulf shore condos make it possible for you to stay with your friends and family and enjoy sunsets together. A condo has a number of rooms, so you can choose a condominium according to your needs. Moreover, in hotels there is a lot of disturbance, whereas, in condominiums you can have your own time without bothering about any interruption. If you have kids, they would love to stay in a condo, as they will feel more freedom and enjoy to their heart’s content. Even you need not bother that your kids will be disturbing others. Most of the gulf shore condos have all the modern amenities. They are comfortable, spacious, and well equipped. While staying at a condominium, you can cook your own meals; as such, type of accommodations often has well equipped kitchens and personal baths. You will feel more like at home. Cooking your own meals will also help you save some money and enjoy a vacation within your budget.
It is often seen that the hotel food does not suit and you and your kids may have some health issues; therefore, you can prepare food at condominiums and prevent any food infections that may spoil your whole vacation. At gulf shore condos, you enjoy full freedom and flexibility. This further makes your holidays a memorable experience for your family. Staying at a condo that is centrally located and offers easy access to the city attractions can further help you save money, which you can spend on other activities.
About the Author: If you are thinking of where to find beautifully constructed, affordable, and conveniently located gulf shore condos, then you can choose SeaChase, a beautiful resort in Orange Beach, Alabama that offers stunningly attractive, beach facing, comfortable condominiums at amazingly reasonable prices. To check out the amenities offered by the vacation rentals, visit
Thursday, October 12, 2017
According to the United States Department of Homeland Security on Monday, Puerto Rico’s exemption from the Jones Act, which temporarily lifted the rule requiring that only U.S.-owned ships might carry goods between U.S. ports, was allowed to expire on Sunday rather than being renewed. The island commonwealth had been given a temporary exemption from this law to allow foreign ships to aid the delivery of relief supplies after Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico last month. Puerto Ricans and lawmakers had asked for an extension of the waiver in light of the island’s current difficulties.
“We believe that extending the waiver is unnecessary to support the humanitarian relief efforts on the island[…] There is an ample supply of Jones Act-qualified vessels to ensure that cargo is able to reach Puerto Rico,” reads a statement from Homeland Security Press Secretary David Lapan.
The Jones Act of 1920 requires that all ships carrying cargo directly from one U.S. port to another must be built, operated and owned by U.S. personnel. Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth, falls under its jurisdiction. President Donald Trump issued a temporary waiver of this requirement for Puerto Rico on September 28 to help the relief effort. However, there were also concerns about supplies sitting idle in ports for lack of organized distribution and truck drivers to take them where they were needed. Some foreign ships may take until October 18 to complete deliveries.
Republicans Marco Rubio and John McCain were among those in the U.S. Congress who had urged President Trump to issue the waiver, though McCain supported making the exemption permanent: “Now that the temporary Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico has expired, it is more important than ever for Congress to pass my bill to permanently exempt Puerto Rico from this archaic and burdensome law,” he told the Huffington Post. “Until we provide Puerto Rico with long-term relief, the Jones Act will continue to hinder much-needed efforts to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and rebuild from Hurricane Maria.”
In September, Puerto Rico was nicked by the same Hurricane Irma that left Florida in disarray but then pummeled head-on by Hurricane Maria. The crisis displaced thousands of people and led to extraordinary rainfall and flash flood scares after a large crack appeared in the Guajataca Dam. According to Governor Ricardo Rosselló, 85% of residents remain without electricity, and many also still lack access to running water.
Puerto Rico was colonized by Spain and came under U.S. control in the Spanish-American War in 1898, along with Guam and the Philippines. Every person born in Puerto Rico is a United States citizen by birth. Puerto Rican residents do not participate in national elections, hold no seats in the electoral college, and have a non-voting representative in the U.S. congress. Mostly, they are exempt from federal income tax but not other federal taxes.
Every few years, the Puerto Ricans hold a referendum to determine whether they wish to remain a commonwealth, seek U.S. statehood, or seek independence in some form. In June, 97% of voters selected the second option, though turnout was low, and Congress is not legally required to obey their wishes.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Grammy Award-winning rock band The White Stripes announced on Wednesday the Canadian leg of a tour in support of their soon-to-be-released album, Icky Thump. The tour, which would be the first cross-Canada excursion for The White Stripes, will see the band play dates in all provinces and territories.
The latest tour for The White Stripes will kick off June 1 in Nürburgring, Germany and will play several dates in Europe before starting off in Canada on June 24, in Burnaby, British Columbia. Canadian dates will include stops in northern locales such as Whitehorse, Yellowknife, and Iqaluit, on Baffin Island.
The White Stripes, made up of guitarist/singer Jack White and drummer Meg White, have developed a significant worldwide following with their blend of punk and blues, guitar-oriented rock. The band had expressed interest in playing cities they had not yet visited. “Having never done a full tour of Canada, Meg and I thought it was high time to go whole hog,” said Jack White on The White Stripes website. “We want to take this tour to the far reaches of the Canadian landscape. From the ocean to the permafrost.” The band’s website referred to Canada by its nickname, the ‘Great White North’.
The White Stripes have played to thousands in large outdoor festival settings, but will have to deal with different logistics while setting up in a northern location, such as Iqaluit.
Some 500 tickets for the Iqaluit show are to be sold, with an admission fee of approximately CA$40. Mike Bozzer, the city of Iqaluit’s economic development officer, told CBC News that talks have taken place with The White Stripes’ publicist regarding equipment, technicians, security and other such details. “It’s definitely going to have some economic impact, and they’ll come back home with positive stories of the city,” said Bozzer.
The band’s ten-year anniversary will be reached at a point during the Canadian leg of the tour, which will be commemorated. “Another special moment of this tour is the show which will occur in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on July 14th, The White Stripes’ Tenth Anniversary,” said Jack White.
Following the Canadian dates, The White Stripes will embark on a tour in the United States, which will reach some 16 states they have not yet visited during their career, among other repeat locations.
|2007 Canadian Tour Dates||Venue||City||Province/Territory|
|June 24||Deer Lake Park||Burnaby||British Columbia|
|June 25||Yukon Arts Centre||Whitehorse||Yukon|
|June 26||Shorty Brown Multiplex Arena||Yellowknife||Northwest Territories|
|June 27||Arctic Winter Games Arena||Iqaluit||Nunavut|
|June 29||Pengrowth Saddledome||Calgary||Alberta|
|June 30||Shaw Convention Centre||Edmonton||Alberta|
|July 1||TCU Place||Saskatoon||Saskatchewan|
|July 2||MTS Centre||Winnipeg||Manitoba|
|July 3||Community Auditorium||Thunder Bay||Ontario|
|July 5||Molson Amphitheatre||Toronto||Ontario|
|July 6||Bell Centre||Montreal||Quebec|
|July 7||John Labatt Centre||London||Ontario|
|July 10||Moncton Coliseum||Moncton||New Brunswick|
|July 11||Charlottetown Civic Centre||Charlottetown||PEI|
|July 13||Cunard Centre||Halifax||Nova Scotia|
|July 14||Savoy Theatre||Glace Bay||Nova Scotia|
|July 16||Mile One Centre||St. John’s||Newfoundland|
Sunday, August 21, 2005
A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not a statistically significant sample.
If this surgical procedure is as successful in large-scale studies, it may lead the way for the use of robotic surgery in even more delicate procedures, such as heart surgery. Note that this is not a fully automated system, as a human doctor controls the operation via remote control. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a treatment for obesity.
There were concerns that doctors, in the future, might only be trained in the remote control procedure. Ronald G. Latimer, M.D., of Santa Barbara, CA, warned “The fact that surgeons may have to open the patient or might actually need to revert to standard laparoscopic techniques demands that this basic training be a requirement before a robot is purchased. Robots do malfunction, so a backup system is imperative. We should not be seduced to buy this instrument to train surgeons if they are not able to do the primary operations themselves.”
There are precedents for just such a problem occurring. A previous “new technology”, the electrocardiogram (ECG), has lead to a lack of basic education on the older technology, the stethoscope. As a result, many heart conditions now go undiagnosed, especially in children and others who rarely undergo an ECG procedure.
Stylish, functional relocatable cabins for your holiday or retirement
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We offer a wide range of plan and design options for your new retirement or holiday home. Whether you\’re looking to develop a single relocatable cabin or a new site with multiple building, our motivated team of design and construction will guide you through every step of your project. Our team of designers are committed to working with you to assure that all your concerns and unique needs are addressed and will offer you with practical and insightful advice to create the perfect site layoutfunct and design.
We take a seven-step approach that we like to call the Uniplan Way to assure you a positive experience from concept to completion of your new cabin. Starting off with Analysis, we move on to working on an Initial Design + Specification. Once you\’re completely satisfied, we put together a Final Design + Proposal. Next, we work with you on Colour Choices before moving on to Construction. Once we have fulfilled your vision, we work on delivering, installing and finally, Final Detail and Completion.
Our broad selection of plans include bedroom, motel and bunkhouse plans for relocatable tourist accommodation as well as plans for amenities, ablutions and camp kitchens. Simply pick and choose which plans best fit your needs and goals, and our team will assist you in putting together an elegant and comfortable space for you. One of Uniplan\’s unique offerings, our creative services, have helped us gain the confidence of all our clients. Our creative services include park analysis, functional site concepts, practical footprint design, architectural flair and interior design all of which contribute to a relocatable cabin you can be proud to live in. Let\’s have a look at the third mission \”Prosperity\” by reviewing the compensation plan. Trivani\’s compensation plan offers a payout based on a unilevel plan divided into three components.
Uniplan Group also specialises in developing a diverse range of cabins suitable for vacations and retirement, including affordable and quaint granny flats in NSW. We have always worked and continue to work with utmost dedication to catering to your goals and commitment to providing expertise in developing elegant, modern spaces that are just right for you.
also specialises in developing a diverse range of cabins suitable for vacations and retirement, including affordable and quaint granny flats in NSW.
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Monday, May 9, 2005
After encountering initial difficulties when the temperature in the reactor grew too high, workers were able to adjust the speed of the device. 180 gallons of VX and water were turned into a caustic but far less lethal compound, that can be further reprocessed into an inert substance.
A residue of 14 parts VX per billion remained; the Army’s eventual goal is less than 20 parts. One drop of VX can kill a grown man.
The conversion of the VX stockpiled at the facility is projected to take two years. Then the drain cleaner-like waste product with its small residue of VX will need to be sent to another facility for reprocessing into a safer, biodegradable compound.
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