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Several Methods For Dealing With A Clogged Drain

byAlma Abell

Whether you own your own home or whether you rent a home, experiencing a clogged drain is nothing unusual. Clogged drains can happen for a number of different reasons. However, knowing when to contact a professional plumber and when to handle the situation yourself is something that many people who experience clogged drains grapple with. They’re are numerous occasions where a clogged drain may only require some over-the-counter products or drain cleaners to rectify. Bathrooms, especially the sinks where men shave will experience a great deal of buildup and occasionally a drain cleaner chemicals are needed to clear out this buildup.

In some cases, if the build up is significant enough, you may need to look for a drain snake which can help clear out those clogs that have excessively built-up over time. However, these drain issues are fairly common, as mentioned earlier and typically can be taken care of by you as the homeowner. There are those occasions where a clogged drain may be a bit more problematic and may require the experience of a professional rather than using a snake to drain the clogged or chemicals that you can buy the store.

For example, if your shower drain is clogged, it’s typically not a good idea to use chemicals in these types of drains. In addition, if the clogged is further into the drainage pipe, the average residential drain snake is not going to reach these areas with the type of force necessary to dislodge the clogged. This is where professional using a motorized and self-guided snake can get to clogs.

If you were to experience a clog in your kitchen sink drain, especially one that has a garbage disposal, the drain will need be access from elsewhere and often times, you will need a motorized self-guided snake to unclog the drain and these types of tools are typically used by a professional plumber.

Regardless of what drain happens to be clogged, if you have a clogged drain that you can’t seem to clear out, DRAIN RIGHT SERVICES might be the best option for you. With their experience at unclogging some of the most stubborn drain clogs and with every tool imaginable that can be used to clear out your drains, if you have a clogged drain, there are few services better suited to deal with your drain issues.

Artist who changed Hollywood sign to ‘Hollyweed’ surrenders to authorities
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Artist who changed Hollywood sign to ‘Hollyweed’ surrenders to authorities

Thursday, January 12, 2017

On Monday, the person responsible for changing the Hollywood sign in California to read “Hollyweed” as a new year’s prank turned himself in to local authorities. 30-year-old artist Zachary Cole Fernandez surrendered himself, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said.

According to LAPD, Fernandez went to the police station accompanied by his lawyer, where he confessed to have changed the sign and was bailed out shortly thereafter for US$1000. LAPD charged Fernandez with trespassing; earlier reports indicated vandalism charges were ruled out as he used black and white tarps to alter the letter “O” to read lowercase “e”. The sign was not physically damaged.

A court hearing is scheduled for February 15. Fernandez said this act was an art project, and claimed he faces up to six months in prison if convicted. It took Fernandez two hours to alter the sign. Regarding conviction, he said, “I’m a person of integrity. If I do something wrong, I will own up to it.”

Exactly 41 years ago, on the same date in 1976, then-university student Daniel Finegood modified the sign to read “Hollyweed” for an art class assignment. Finegood returned to change the sign again in 1990, spelling out “Oil War” to protest against the First Persian Gulf War. Fernandez, on Tuesday, said his act was to “bring light and positivity and happiness”. He said he was inspired by Finegood’s modification to the sign.

City Councilman David Ryu said in a statement. “Pranks of this nature deplete the resources of our valuable public safety personnel”.

The term “weed” is an English slang term for cannabis, a banned drug in many countries. On November 9, a ballot for legalising recreational use of cannabis in California for the age group of 21 and above was passed. The law legalising recreational cannabis is due to come into effect in 2018.

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Joe Hockey agrees to lobby states to ditch tampon tax

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Australian treasurer Joe Hockey has agreed to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tampons and other hygiene products after being confronted about the issue on Q&A Monday night. Mr Hockey was responding to a question from student activist Subeta Vimalarajah.

“I started a petition against taxing the sanitary products under the GST. It now has over 86,000 signees and 11,000 submissions to the Better Tax Review. Mr Hockey, do you think that sanitary products are an essential health good for half the population?” she asked.

“Do I think sanitary products are essential? I think so,” Mr Hockey responded “Should the GST be taken off them? It probably should, yes. The answer is yes.”

He said that he will raise the issue with the next meeting of the state treasurers in July.

“I understand there’s long been a push to take the GST off goods, which are one way or another regarded as health products,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. “It’s certainly not something that this Government has a plan to do.”

He said he interpreted Joe Hockey’s remarks as meaning it was a matter for the states.

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen said the matter deserved serious consideration.

“Why did it take till Mr Hockey was asked a question on live TV for him to acknowledge this was an issue?” he asked.

“I understand the concerns with taxing sanitary products — concerns that go back to the introduction of the GST by the Coalition.

“These are in effect health products and aren’t simply a matter of choice for women.”

The GST was introduced in Australia in 2000. The then Prime Minister John Howard said the tax on tampons was not a woman’s issue.

“I mean, of course if you look at tampons in isolation – just as you look at something else in isolation – you can mount an argument to take the tax off it,” Mr Howard said at the time.

“I could mount an argument to take the tax off children’s clothes. I could mount an argument to take the tax off old people’s clothes, I could mount an argument for a whole lot of things. But we’ve had that argument and if you start doing that, you will have no GST in the end, and the whole system will begin to unravel.”

Things To Consider When Getting Health Insurance In Austin Tx

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Staying in good health is a lot easier said than done. For most people, visiting the doctor on a regular basis is important to their overall level of well-being. Visiting the doctor can be a very expensive proposition for people who do not have health insurance. Finding the right Health Insurance in Austin TX is not easy due to the variety of options out there. The best way to get these options narrowed down is by taking the time to find the right professionals to help. A great insurance agency will be able to help a person find the right policies to suit their needs. Here are some of the things that a person will need to consider when trying to find the right insurance policy.

What are the Limitations?

Before going out to find an insurance policy, a person will need to think about the things they need the most. Having a list of needs is a great way for a person to narrow the options they have right away. The insurance agent will be able to find policies that match the needs of the customer. Getting a policy with that pays for wellness checks is a great way for a person to stay healthier over time.

Getting a Grasp on the Total Cost

When trying to find the right health insurance, a person will also have to think about how much it is going to cost them. The monthly cost of the policy is just a tip of the iceberg. A person will also need to think about what their major medical deductible cost is. An insurance agent will be able to breakdown the costs of a policy so that the buyer can make the right decision. Neglecting to find out this type of detailed information will put a person at a disadvantage when it comes time to choose the right policy.

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Chula Vista, California becomes model for blight control laws in the US

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The San Diego, California suburb of Chula Vista has responded to the recent housing crisis with an aggressive blight control ordinance that compels lenders to maintain the appearance of vacant homes. As foreclosures increase both locally and throughout the United States, the one year old ordinance has become a model for other cities overwhelmed by the problem of abandoned homes that decay into neighborhood eyesores.

Chula Vista city code enforcement manager Doug Leeper told the San Diego Union Tribune that over 300 jurisdictions have contacted his office during the past year with inquiries about the city’s tough local ordinance. Coral Springs, Florida, and California towns Stockton, Santee, Riverside County, and Murietta have all modeled recently enacted anti-blight measures after Chula Vista’s. On Wednesday, 8 October, the Escondido City Council also voted to tighten local measures making lenders more accountable for maintenance of empty homes.

Lenders will respond when it costs them less to maintain the property than to ignore local agency requirements.

Under the Chula Vista ordinance lenders become legally responsible for upkeep as soon as a notice of mortgage default gets filed on a vacant dwelling, before actual ownership of the dwelling returns to the lender. Leeper regards that as “the cutting-edge part of our ordinance”. Chula Vista also requires prompt registration of vacant homes and applies stiff fines as high as US$1000 per day for failure to maintain a property. Since foreclosed properties are subject to frequent resale between mortgage brokers, city officials enforce the fines by sending notices to every name on title documents and placing a lien on the property, which prevents further resale until outstanding fines have been paid. In the year since the ordinance went into effect the city has applied $850,000 in fines and penalties, of which it has collected $200,000 to date. The city has collected an additional $77,000 in registration fees on vacant homes.

Jolie Houston, an attorney in San Jose, believes “Lenders will respond when it costs them less to maintain the property than to ignore local agency requirements.” Traditionally, local governments have resorted to addressing blight problems on abandoned properties with public funds, mowing overgrown lawns and performing other vital functions, then seeking repayment afterward. Chula Vista has moved that responsibility to an upfront obligation upon lenders.

That kind of measure will add additional costs to banks that have been hit really hard already and ultimately the cost will be transferred down to consumers and investors.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States during recent years, Chula Vista saw 22.6% growth between 2000 and 2006, which brought the city’s population from 173,556 in the 2000 census to an estimated 212,756, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Chula Vista placed among the nation’s 20 fastest growing cities in 2004. A large proportion of local homes were purchased during the recent housing boom using creative financing options that purchasers did not understand were beyond their means. Average home prices in San Diego County declined by 25% in the last year, which is the steepest drop on record. Many homeowners in the region currently owe more than their homes are worth and confront rising balloon payment mortgages that they had expected to afford by refinancing new equity that either vanished or never materialized. In August 2008, Chula Vista’s eastern 91913 zip code had the highest home mortgage default rate in the county with 154 filings and 94 foreclosures, an increase of 154% over one year previously. Regionally, the county saw 1,979 foreclosures in August.

Professionals from the real estate and mortgage industries object to Chula Vista’s response to the crisis for the additional burdens it places on their struggling finances. Said San Diego real estate agent Marc Carpenter, “that kind of measure will add additional costs to banks that have been hit really hard already and ultimately the cost will be transferred down to consumers and investors.” Yet city councils in many communities have been under pressure to do something about increasing numbers of vacant properties. Concentrations of abandoned and neglected homes can attract vandals who hasten the decline of struggling neighborhoods. Jolie Houston explained that city officials “can’t fix the lending problem, but they can try to prevent neighborhoods from becoming blighted.”

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CEO Robert Klein of Safeguard, a property management firm, told the Union Tribune that his industry is having difficulty adapting to the rapidly changing local ordinances. “Every day we discover a new ordinance coming out of somewhere”, he complained. Dustin Hobbs, a spokesman from the California Association of Mortgage Bankers agreed that uneven local ordinances are likely to increase the costs of lending. Hobbs advised that local legislation is unnecessary due to California State Senate Bill 1137, which was recently approved to address blight. Yet according to Houston, the statewide measure falls short because it fails to address upkeep needs during the months between the time when foreclosure begins and when the lender takes title.

Sunday school teacher arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder
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Sunday school teacher arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby, of Tracy, California, was arrested just before midnight Friday night on suspicion of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old girl.

Tracy Police Chief Janet Thiessen said, “Ms. Huckaby has been arrested and will be booked at the San Joaquin County Jail for kidnapping and murder.” Tracy Police Police Sargent Tony Sheneman added, “She revealed enough information that we had probable cause to arrest her for both kidnapping and murder.”

Huckaby voluntarily submitted herself to questioning Friday night at the Tracy police station, and was arrested less than six hours later. She now resides in the San Joaquin County Jail without bond, awaiting an arraignment hearing on Tuesday.

On April 6, the body of Sandra Cantu was discovered stuffed inside the 28-year-old’s suitcase at the bottom of a pond a few miles away from her home. The two were neighbors in the Orchard Estates Mobile Home Park and Huckaby’s own 5-year-old daughter often played with Cantu. Autopsy results are still pending.

Huckaby admitted in a published interview that Cantu had visited her home on the day the girl went missing. She also said that her suitcase was stolen in her driveway before the April 6 discovery. However, police say Huckaby gave four different accounts of what happened the day before Cantu went missing to four different sources.

Huckaby was due in court on April 17 to check in with officials at a mental health program in the county. This treatment was ordered as a part of her 3-year probation sentence for a prior petty theft charge in November 2006.

No word on a possible motive in this case. Tracy Police Sargent Tony Sheneman said, “I couldn’t even begin to theorize what her motive is.”

There are no other suspects in the case and Sheneman does not expect any further arrests.

Upgrading Skills Through 70 649 Examination

Submitted by: Troy G Castleberry

The MCSE certification is a proof that an individual can work efficiently on different Windows server including the 2003. It also shows that you have the ability in designing, implementing and administering information system using the Windows 2003. This can be a great boost to your profile and CV. Although there are new Microsoft qualifications available, yet still many professionals are taking the 70-649 examination.The good thing about using the practice test is that you can take the test as frequent as you can until such time that you become familiar with all the questions and possible answers.

Facts about 70-649 exam

Taking the 70-649 examination will lead to a certification as a technology specialist. This is an upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to 2008. Any IT professionals can take the examination as long as he or she has the certification for MCSE Windows Server 2003. Likewise, the candidate should have working experience in a computing system both medium and large scale businesses. In the same manner, it is also required to have at least one year working experience in managing and installing network operating system.

Skills required

Before registering for the 70-649 examination it is important to know first the skills so that you will determine if you will qualify. Thus, the examination measures the skills of an individual in the following areas:

Configuring Additional Active Directory Server Roles

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Managing and Monitoring Network Infrastructure

Configuring IP Address and Services

Configuring Terminal Services

Deploying Servers

Configuring Web Services Infrastructure

Moreover, passing the 70-649 examination is a credit toward MCITP: Enterprise Administrator and MCITP: Server Administrator certifications. Likewise, it is also a requirement if you are planning to take other certifications including the following:

MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Application Platform Configuration

MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

How to prepare for the examination

Just like taking any other examinations, it is important to have adequate preparation before taking the 70-649 examination. This means that you should know the topics included in the examination so that you will find the right study materials. There are many online vendors offering study materials and other resources that can help in preparing for the examination. However, make sure to choose review materials that are updated and prepared by certified professionals.

There are different materials available including the exam simulators and practice tests. Taking time in answering the practice tests can help in determining if you are doing well in your review process. The good thing about using the practice test is that you can take the test as frequent as you can until such time that you become familiar with all the questions and possible answers.

As much as possible, you should use the review materials recommended by the providing company so that you can ensure that you are getting the right information. Moreover, it is also important to choose the preparation method that would guarantee passing the examination. In fact, you can invest in attending training courses. Though it is expensive but you can expect for the best results.

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