Quick Guide To Sound Isolation And Noise Control


By Thomas Heins

It starts with a simple question, “How can I stop noise from going through this wall?” We have the answer, and it usually involves patching noise leaks in the floor, ceiling joists, windows, and vibrating structures that carry sound waves through solid material.

Noise leaks are air borne or structure borne. And contrary to what most people think, structure borne leaks carry more noise, because sound travels faster through dense material than air. So the problem of reducing noise is solved two ways, by constructing interweaving layers of mass and space. Mass contains the air borne sound, and space stops structural sound from traveling very far. So the basic principle behind sound isolation booths is to create a high mass wall, air gaps, more walls inside the wall, thus reducing noise transmission.

This sounds simple enough, in theory; however the details add up to a considerable amount of time and effort spent pinpointing leaks and problem spots. This is especially difficult to achieve with existing walls and structures, which necessitates custom built sound proof rooms, windows, and walls. In the medical and educational fields the latter route is usually required to meet the high quality and noise reduction standards.

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If you plan on constructing a sound isolation booth or room, keep in mind any environmental problems. Don’t build near train tracks or heavy traffic areas. Sound vibrations from heavy equipment and cars can travel through walls, and a plan of action must be taken to avoid these pitfalls. Each scenario presents a unique solution, so discuss your options with a sound isolation specialist.

Also, remember windows and doors are equally important to the sound proof seal. They are a common source of sound leaks, so noise lock windows and doors are usually recommended. Laminated glass with multiple panes helps reduce noise, and they are safer and priced competitively to standard glass. Doors need to be sealed and cored, similarly to a bank vault door, with a sound lock.

Once you’ve covered all the details, like ceilings, walls, floor, windows and doors, make sure your lighting and electrical needs are evaluated as well. Make sure wiring doesn’t add any unwanted interference. By considering all potential problem areas, and discussing a plan of action, you’ll be well on your way to virtually sound proof room for residential or business use.

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The Best Way To Work With An Immigration Attorney


Submitted by: Calvin Washin

The immigration process is often tricky, complex, hectic and tiresome. It s not something that a layman can easily get over with. There are so many documents, forms and loopholes involved that an immigrant working independently is deemed to get a bad outcome. This is where an immigration attorney plays an important role and his sole purpose is to help an immigrant avoid deportation, fine or any sort of punishment. An immigration attorney is only effective, when he is able to keep his client s case going smoothly without any bumps.

Whenever a foreign resident is facing a problem with regard to his or her being an immigrant, it is important to hire an immigration attorney right away, so that he can help you to stay in the country. There is a proper way to work with an attorney to get the best work and hence, with this regard here are a few tips for those searching for an attorney.

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An immigrant will hire or contact an attorney when some sort of problem arises, such as the authorities threatening to deport him or her. When the case is first placed in front of the attorney, it is best to come equipped with all the required information. Such information will include details regarding the entire scenario and circumstances under which the immigrant is living in the country. Details regarding how the problem started and date of the court hearing must also be informed right away. The attorney will ask the basic information such as the client s name and country, where he was born and what sort of visa he has with him. In order to help the lawyer do his job effectively, the client must also inform him if there is any criminal record associated with him. All such details will help the attorney in imparting better guidance to the client and in handling the paperwork in a better fashion.

Related to the basic information listed above, the immigration attorney should also know the details about the history of the client. The history must be related to the documentation filed under the client s name, starting from the day he arrived in the country. Even if a few details seem mundane to the client, they must also be informed to the lawyer. A complete record of all sorts of visas received by the client and documents filed must be with the attorney, since he will need all this information in proceeding with the client s case.

A client should keep track of all such paperwork by making a list of all the required documents, along with the lead time consumed to get the necessary documents from the respective authorities. Translation of documents like birth certificates into local language takes more time. Planning out the work accordingly will smooth out the process for both client and attorney as well. This will also have the benefit of keeping the client calm and up to date, while gathering documents from various sources.

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Ten charged with plot to overthrow Laos government


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Ten people, including former Royal Lao Army general Vang Pao, 77, and a former United States Army officer Harrison Jack, 60, were arrested Monday in six different cities in California, USA after authorities with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), uncovered a plot to bring down the government of Laos.

Suspects were arrested in Chico, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Stockton and Woodland.

The plot, said prosecutors, involved obtaining C-4 explosives, AK-47 rifles, rockets, land mines and Stinger missiles, which were to be shipped to Thailand, and then used to take down the main branch of the Laotian government by blowing up the government’s main buildings in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.

The bombs would be deployed using “special operation mercenaries,” but undercover agents working with the ATF foiled the plot when the suspects were tricked into buying the weapons and supplies they needed from the undercover agents. The government’s investigation was dubbed “Operation Tarnished Eagle”.

“These defendants had developed an audacious plan to overthrow the government of Laos, and were seeking to arm themselves with automatic rifles, rockets and surface-to-air missiles,” said the assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, Kenneth Wainstein in a statement to the press.

“The individuals arrested today thought an arms dealer would provide the necessary weapons and personnel to assist them in the violent overthrow of another government. An undercover ATF agent led them to believe he could fulfill their needs,” said acting ATF director Michael Sullivan in a statement to the press.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, the plot was put together by a Lao liberation movement known as Neo Hom, led in the U.S. by Vang Pao, and had conducted extensive fund-raising activities, surveillance operations and an insurgent force within Laos.

Vang Pao led Hmong forces backed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency against the communist Pathet Lao in the “Secret War” in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s. He served in the Royal Army of Laos, holding the rank of major general. After the fall of Laos to the communists in 1975, Vang Pao immigrated to the U.S., where he is a folk hero among Laotian refugees. There were plans to name an elementary school after him in Wisconsin, which is home to many Hmong people.

Another man named in the charges, Jack, is a former California National Guard lieutenant colonel and a 1968 West Point graduate. He was involved in covert operations during the Vietnam War. Jack acted as an arms broker and organizer of the plot, according to the criminal complaint.

Most of the remaining suspects had fought in Laos with Vang Pao, the complaint said. Among those named in the complaint are seven prominent members of the Hmong community in California’s Central Valley. They are:

  • Lo Cha Thao, 34, of Clovis in Fresno County. Had worked as an aide to a former Wisconsin state senator.
  • Lo Thao, 53, of Sacramento County, president of United Hmong International (also known as the Supreme Council of the Hmong 18 Clans).
  • Youa True Vang, 60, of Fresno, founder of Fresno’s Hmong International New Year.
  • Hue Vang, 39, of Fresno, a former Clovis police officer. Director of United Lao Council for Peace, Freedom, and Reconstruction.
  • Chong Yang Thao, 53, a Fresno chiropractor.
  • Seng Vue, 68, of Fresno, member of United Hmong International.
  • Chue Lo, 59, of Stockton, member of United Hmong International.

A tenth person arrested, but not yet charged, was Nhia Kao Vang of Rancho Cordova, California.

The Laotian government welcomed the arrests. “We praise the U.S. government as the group committed wrong doing against the Laos government which has good relations with the US,” said Yong Chanthalangsy, Laotian Foreign Ministry spokesman.

Thailand, which was to be used as a transit country for the arms, said it would investigate the plot as well. “Thailand has a clear policy not to allow any party to use our territory as a lunching pad against our neighbors,” said Tharit Charungvat, Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman.

In the past year, Thailand has had to deal with a stream of Hmong refugees, and has been forcibly repatriating them to Laos. Many of the refugees said they were associates of Secret War veterans and were fleeing from persecution. They hoped to follow other Hmong refugees to the West.

Laos spokesman Yong said the Hmong in Thailand were not fighters but victims of human traffickers, and that dissident groups had been long ago been suppressed in Laos. “The arrest of Vang Pao and his group might not have direct impact to Laos as we have nothing to do with them, but it would be a good news for Hmong minorities since the traffickers would have no excuse to lure them to Thailand to seek resettlement in the U.S. with Vang Pao,” Yong said.

On Monday, Thai and Laotian officials met in Bangkok to discuss border security issues, and the two countries agreed to deport the Hmong in Thailand to Laos, Yong said.

Both Laos and Vietnam remain under communist governments. In 2005, the U.S. normalized trade agreements with Laos.

Seven caves found on Mars: NASA


Monday, September 24, 2007

New images from Mars, taken by NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft and the Mars Global Surveyor have shown what appears to be at least seven entrances to large caves on the slope of Arsia Mons, a Martian volcano. Scientists believe the caves are very large and they believe that they lead to the subsurface of Mars.

All of the cave entrances, which were named “The Seven Sisters“, are at least 100 to 250 meters (328 to 820 feet) in diameter. Infrared images show that the temperature variations from night and day show that they are likely caves. “They are cooler than the surrounding surface in the day and warmer at night. Their thermal behavior is not as steady as large caves on Earth that often maintain a fairly constant temperature, but it is consistent with these being deep holes in the ground,” said Glen Cushing of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Team and of Northern Arizona University located in Flagstaff, Arizona.

While some scientists say that “somewhere on Mars, caves might provide a protected niche for past or current life, or shelter for humans in the future” (Tim Titus of the U.S. Geological Survey), others disagree as to this possibility, since most of the caves “…are at such extreme altitude, they are poor candidates either for use as human habitation or for having microbial life. Even if life has ever existed on Mars, it may not have migrated to this height,” added Cushing.

The caves are believed to have been formed as underground stresses around the volcano caused spreading and faults that opened spaces beneath the surface. Some of the holes are in line with strings of bowl-shaped pits where surface material has apparently collapsed to fill the gap created by a linear fault.

NASA plans to use the Odyssey to find more possible caves at lower altitudes in the future.

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Body Sculpting With Liposuction


Body sculpting with liposuction

by

Aaron Rollison

Despite a healthy diet and exercise, men and women may still be troubled by fat deposits in various part of the body, resulting in loss of self-confidence and self-esteem. Body sculpting with liposuction or lypolysis is the ideal solution to this problem.

One of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures today, lypolysis can effectively treat sensitive areas such as the neck, chin, arms and ankles as well general areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and more. Expert plastic surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to suction off the excess fat, tighten the skin, and contour the body.

Advanced Liposculpture Techniques

In minimally invasive liposuction surgery, the excess fat is aspirated using a long, hollow needle or cannula. Established plastic surgeons are skilled in various innovative liposuction technologies such as the following:

SmartLipo Triplex laser lipolysis: This safe, FDA-approved lase-assisted device from Cynosure can effectively eliminate fat and provide superior skin tightening results. This hi-definition modality uses three separate wavelengths (1440, 1064 and 1320 nm) to liquefy stubborn fat and coagulate fat tissues. Intelligent delivery systems such as SmartSense and ThermaGuide ensure controlled delivery of energy.

BodyTite liposuction surgery: Manufactured by Invasix, this Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) device can provide safe, gentle and sophisticated body contouring solutions. The radio frequency energy coagulates the fat tissues and offers superior body-sculpting results.

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VASER bodysculpting: VASER 2.0 is an ultrasound-assisted device by Sound Surgical Technologies LLC. It delivers ultrasonic energy to efficiently separate fat from connective tissues and retains the viability of fat cells for use in fat transfer procedures.

Where to Get Safe and Effective Lipoplasty Treatment

You are the right candidate for this procedure if you have a normal body weight and skin with good elasticity. You should also have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Of course, the first step should be to find a reliable plastic surgeon who can confirm all of this.

Internet search engines, online directories and the Yellow Pages are the best way to find a reputable AAAASF-accredited established plastic surgery practice in your area. Make sure that your surgeon has relevant experience in performing the type of liposuction surgery you want.

Patient Benefits with a Reliable Plastic Surgery Practice

Liposuction treatment in an established surgical practice can provide you with the following benefits

Minimally invasive procedures using advanced technology

Reduced surgical trauma

Minimal complications

Less downtime

Outpatient procedures

Local anesthesia

Quick recovery

Short treatment session

Scheduling a initial consultation will help you get to know the plastic surgeon and gain information on what you need to know about body contouring with liposuction.

Liposuction surgery

is performed under local anesthesia. Liposuction surgery using BodyTite , SmartLipo Triplex, and

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Wikinews Shorts: April 9, 2007


A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, April 9, 2007.

Contents

  • 1 Three-year-old New Zealander chokes to death on candy
  • 2 Golf: Zach Johnson wins 71st Masters
  • 3 New York couple taking taxi to Arizona
  • 4 Vocational nurse charged with fatal Houston fire
  • 5 Iran starts industrial-scale production of nuclear fuel

The New Zealand Police has reported that a three-year-old boy choked to death on Saturday afternoon, due to what they believe was a piece of candy at his birthday party.

The parents did call New Zealand’s emergency number, 1-1-1, after their son alerted his parents to the fact that he was choking. The paramedics were unable to revive the Napier boy when they arrived at the scene.

The case has been referred to a coroner.

Sources


Relatively unknown golfer Zach Johnson won the 71st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Johnson shot 3-under-par 69 in Sunday’s fourth round, to win by 2 strokes over Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbattini.

Johnson won a purse worth US$1,305,000 and a lifetime qualification to the Masters Tournament, held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Sources


A couple living in New York City have decided to take a taxi all the way to Arizona. Betty and Bob Matas are retiring and leaving the city for good. What started as joke, has become reality, in part to spare their cats from traveling in a jetliner cargo-hold. They have negotiated a US$3,000 flat fee instead of the metered rate, which was estimated at US$5,000.

Sources


A vocational nurse working for Dr. John Capriotti, a plastic surgeon, was accused of setting the fire that wounded several and killed three people in Houston, Texas on March 28. She was allegedly trying to cover up the fact that she hadn’t completed the paperwork for an upcoming audit.

The fire began in Dr. Capriotti’s office on the fifth floor and quickly spread to the sixth. Arson investigators from the Houston Fire Department, the FBI and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had been working to determine the source of the fire.

Sources


Iran announced that it has started industrial scale production of nuclear fuel involving hundreds of centrifuges. The announcement comes as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reasserts his nation’s nuclear rights in the face of two rounds of sanctions by the UN Security Council, which is seeking a halt to such work.

The United States denounced the declaration, saying it showed Iran was defying the international community.

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Wikinews Shorts: April 9, 2007


A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, April 9, 2007.

Contents

  • 1 Three-year-old New Zealander chokes to death on candy
  • 2 Golf: Zach Johnson wins 71st Masters
  • 3 New York couple taking taxi to Arizona
  • 4 Vocational nurse charged with fatal Houston fire
  • 5 Iran starts industrial-scale production of nuclear fuel

The New Zealand Police has reported that a three-year-old boy choked to death on Saturday afternoon, due to what they believe was a piece of candy at his birthday party.

The parents did call New Zealand’s emergency number, 1-1-1, after their son alerted his parents to the fact that he was choking. The paramedics were unable to revive the Napier boy when they arrived at the scene.

The case has been referred to a coroner.

Sources


Relatively unknown golfer Zach Johnson won the 71st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Johnson shot 3-under-par 69 in Sunday’s fourth round, to win by 2 strokes over Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbattini.

Johnson won a purse worth US$1,305,000 and a lifetime qualification to the Masters Tournament, held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Sources


A couple living in New York City have decided to take a taxi all the way to Arizona. Betty and Bob Matas are retiring and leaving the city for good. What started as joke, has become reality, in part to spare their cats from traveling in a jetliner cargo-hold. They have negotiated a US$3,000 flat fee instead of the metered rate, which was estimated at US$5,000.

Sources


A vocational nurse working for Dr. John Capriotti, a plastic surgeon, was accused of setting the fire that wounded several and killed three people in Houston, Texas on March 28. She was allegedly trying to cover up the fact that she hadn’t completed the paperwork for an upcoming audit.

The fire began in Dr. Capriotti’s office on the fifth floor and quickly spread to the sixth. Arson investigators from the Houston Fire Department, the FBI and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had been working to determine the source of the fire.

Sources


Iran announced that it has started industrial scale production of nuclear fuel involving hundreds of centrifuges. The announcement comes as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reasserts his nation’s nuclear rights in the face of two rounds of sanctions by the UN Security Council, which is seeking a halt to such work.

The United States denounced the declaration, saying it showed Iran was defying the international community.

Sources



Wikinews Shorts: April 9, 2007


A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, April 9, 2007.

Contents

  • 1 Three-year-old New Zealander chokes to death on candy
  • 2 Golf: Zach Johnson wins 71st Masters
  • 3 New York couple taking taxi to Arizona
  • 4 Vocational nurse charged with fatal Houston fire
  • 5 Iran starts industrial-scale production of nuclear fuel

The New Zealand Police has reported that a three-year-old boy choked to death on Saturday afternoon, due to what they believe was a piece of candy at his birthday party.

The parents did call New Zealand’s emergency number, 1-1-1, after their son alerted his parents to the fact that he was choking. The paramedics were unable to revive the Napier boy when they arrived at the scene.

The case has been referred to a coroner.

Sources


Relatively unknown golfer Zach Johnson won the 71st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Johnson shot 3-under-par 69 in Sunday’s fourth round, to win by 2 strokes over Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbattini.

Johnson won a purse worth US$1,305,000 and a lifetime qualification to the Masters Tournament, held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Sources


A couple living in New York City have decided to take a taxi all the way to Arizona. Betty and Bob Matas are retiring and leaving the city for good. What started as joke, has become reality, in part to spare their cats from traveling in a jetliner cargo-hold. They have negotiated a US$3,000 flat fee instead of the metered rate, which was estimated at US$5,000.

Sources


A vocational nurse working for Dr. John Capriotti, a plastic surgeon, was accused of setting the fire that wounded several and killed three people in Houston, Texas on March 28. She was allegedly trying to cover up the fact that she hadn’t completed the paperwork for an upcoming audit.

The fire began in Dr. Capriotti’s office on the fifth floor and quickly spread to the sixth. Arson investigators from the Houston Fire Department, the FBI and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had been working to determine the source of the fire.

Sources


Iran announced that it has started industrial scale production of nuclear fuel involving hundreds of centrifuges. The announcement comes as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reasserts his nation’s nuclear rights in the face of two rounds of sanctions by the UN Security Council, which is seeking a halt to such work.

The United States denounced the declaration, saying it showed Iran was defying the international community.

Sources



Per Otte Provides The Facility To Order Nutrimental Supplements Online


Per Otte Provides The Facility To Order Nutrimental Supplements Online

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An acupuncture treatment is a natural therapy for the treatments of various eye disorders including macular degenerations, stargardt\’s disease, diabetic retinopathy, retinis Pigmentosa, glaucoma, migraine disease, etc. It is one of the ancient therapiesfor diagnosing and treating eye diseases. These days, this therapy is widely practiced in the United States. MicroAcupuncture therapy is a natural treatment in which various nutrients like vitamins, minerals in conjunction with MicroAcupuncture are used for the treatment of eye diseases. When a patient suffering from any type of eye disorder visits The MicroAcupuncture center, he/she undergoes visual field scan. Based on the results of visual field scan, the acupuncture doctor provides treatment to the patient.Dr. PerOtte is one of the popular names whoare known for providing MicroAcupuncture treatments for a wide range of eye disorders. An OMD degree holder, PerOtte is an Acupuncture Doctor based in USA, he completed his degree from Scandinavian School of Acupuncture in 1988. He also has an extensive knowledge about the ancient methods of acupuncture treatments like Oriental Zone Therapy etc.In 2006, he developed a homeopathy treatment which was highly efficient with success rate of treatment up to 95%.After shifting to USA, In 1994, Dr. PerOtte established MicroAcupuncture Center, where he provides MicroAcupunctue therapies for the treatment of eye disorders. This clinic is also known for its MicroAcupuncture Vision Support which is an online support for the patients from where they can order medicines and nutritional products provided by the clinic. In this clinic, patients are also provided with the services of Vacuum Boots, which are useful for maintaining the blood circulation of legs to save the feet of patients with diabetic neuropathy. This method of treatment is also helpful in increasing the success rate of MicroAcupuncture treatment. To know more about MicroAcupuncture treatments, please visit the site: www.microacupuncture.com or contact on 1-304-877-2303.

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