Sunday, November 29, 2009
● Weapon: Ubijca Assault Rifle [43,18] | [Ep5-Ch2-Vory]
● Armor: Shturmovik [45,28] | [Ep4-Ch2-Vory]
● Vehicle: Zoloto Sports Car [43,22] | [Ep6-Ch3-Both]
● Weapon: Zmeya carbon Blade [28,44] | [Ep6-Ch2-Mafiya]
● Armor: Executive Overcoat [22,45] | [Ep6-Ch1-Both]
● Vehicle: Konstantin Cargo Carrier [18,44] | [Ep6-Ch2-Vory]
So don't waste your godfather point to buy weapon below the best weapon that you can get by doin the job in Moscow.
43 Attack 18 Defense 100-20
Zmeya Carbon Blade
28 Attack & 44 Defense 100-20
Konstantin Cargo Carrier
18 Attack 44 Defense 100-20
Zoloto Sports Car
43 attack, 22 defense 100-15
22 attack, 45 defense 100-15
25 Attack 36 Defense 100-18
45 Attack 28 Defense 100-20
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Well its easier than you think. First right click on the taskbar go to > properties.
Now Check “Use Small icons” under “Taskbar” Tab, and choose “Combine when taskbar is full or Never Combine” Under Taskbar Buttons.
Click Apply when done making the change. And Now you should see something more familiar.
Note: the old quick launch will now out of place. Simply keep all the application pinto the taskbar will now become the quick launch, and remove those programs to rearrange them all to the right.
Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Dead Sea needs world help to stay alive AFP/File – Jordanians stand in a semi-deserted field near the Dead Sea south of Amman on November 9. The Dead Sea …
by Ahmad Khatib Ahmad Khatib – Wed Nov 25, 12:28 pm ET
GHOR HADITHA, Jordan (AFP) – The Dead Sea may soon shrink to a lifeless pond as Middle East political strife blocks vital measures needed to halt the decay of the world's lowest and saltiest body of water, experts say.
The surface level is plunging by a metre (three feet) a year and nothing has yet been done to reverse the decline because of a lack of political cooperation as a result of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The shoreline has receded by more than a kilometre (around a mile) in some places and the world-famous lake, a key tourism destination renowned for the beneficial effect of its minerals, could dry out by 2050, according to some calculations.
"It might be confined into a small pond. It is likely to happen and this is extremely serious. Nobody is doing anything now to save it," said water expert Dureid Mahasneh, a former Jordan Valley Authority chief.
"Saving the Dead Sea is a regional issue, and if you take the heritage, environmental and historical importance, or even the geographical importance, it is an international issue."
Landlocked between Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, the Dead Sea is rapidly vanishing because water which previously flowed into the lake is being diverted and also extracted to service industry and agriculture.
Jordan decided in September to go it alone and build a two-billion-dollar pipeline from the Red Sea to start refilling the Dead Sea without help from proposed partners Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
However, that project is controversial and Mahasneh stressed that Jordan alone is not capable of solving the Dead Sea's problems.
The degradation began in the 1960s when Israel, Jordan and Syria began to divert water from the Jordan River, the Dead Sea's main supplier.
For decades, the three neighbouring countries have taken around 95 percent of the river's flow for agricultural and industrial use. Israel alone diverts more than 60 percent of the river.
The impact on the Dead Sea has been compounded by a drop in groundwater levels as rain water from surrounding mountains dissolved salt deposits that had previously plugged access to underground caverns.
Industrial operations around the shores of the lake also contribute to its problems.
Both Israel and Jordan have set up massive evaporation pools to vaporise Dead Sea water for the production of phosphate, while five-star hotels have sprung up along its shores, where tourists flock for the curative powers of the sea mud and minerals.
The salty lake is currently 67 kilometres (42 miles) long and 18 kilometres (11 miles) wide.
The top of the water was already 395 metres (1,303 feet) under global sea level in the 1960s but the drying out has lowered the surface further to minus 422 metres (1,392 feet), according to Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME).
Mahasneh says climate change is aggravating the crisis. "Climate change affected everything," he said. "It's an umbrella for many problems, including short rainfall.
"Nothing is being seriously done to tackle climate change. Sustainable and integrated solutions are needed."
The World Bank has funded a two-year study of the plan for a pipeline from the Red Sea to replenish the Dead Sea.
The project, agreed in outline by Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan in 2005, aims to channel two billion cubic metres (70 billion cubic feet) of water a year via a 200-kilometre (120-mile) canal to produce fresh water and generate electricity as well as raise the Dead Sea.
But some environmentalists say the scheme could harm the Dead Sea further by changing its unique chemistry by introducing Red Sea water.
"We are dealing with at least two sensitive and different ecosystems: the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. We also need to keep an open mind about other possible alternatives," said Munqeth Mehyar, FoEME chair.
Mahasneh supports the plan, saying: "The Dead-Red project is like a salvage plan -- there is no other option. But it won't be an easy task for political and economic reasons."
Jordan's Environment Minister Khaled Irani said: "Let's wait and see the results of the study of the environmental impact."
"We might not go ahead with the project if it is going to create a major mess with the ecosystem, but if we can bring water to the Dead Sea and maintain the same ecological quality of the Dead Sea, why not?"
Friends of the Earth's Mehyar believes saving the Jordan River is key to the Dead Sea.
The waterway is under severe ecological strain because large amounts of raw sewage gush untreated at various locations into the relative trickle left after the diversion of most of the Jordan River.
During the past 50 years, the river's annual flow has dropped from more than 1.3 billion cubic metres (46 billion cubic feet) to around 70 million cubic metres (around 2.5 billion cubic feet), according to FoEME.
"We are working hard to push for rehabilitating the Jordan River by increasing and maintaining its flow in order to save it and save the Dead Sea," Mehyar said.
"The Dead Sea is in danger and that's for sure. I can't claim that we can prevent the level of the Dead Sea from dropping more, but I think we can control the problem and cooperation from all sides is a must."
Most of the springs in the Jordan Valley which flow directly into the Dead Sea are currently dammed, according to water experts.
Jordan, where the population of around six million is expanding by 3.5 percent a year, is a largely desert country that depends greatly on rainfall. It needs every drop of water to meet domestic, agricultural and industrial requirements.
The tiny kingdom, which forecasts it will need 1.6 billion cubic metres (56 billion cubic metres) of water a year by 2015, is one of the 10 driest countries in the world, with desert covering 92 percent of its territory.
"We need to make sure that there is always running water flowing into the Dead Sea," Irani said.
"The Dead Sea is unique in many aspects, not only for Jordan, but also for the Israelis and Palestinians."
One side effect of the lake's falling water volumes is the appearance of large sinkholes along its shores, creating serious problems for farmers and businesses.
"A sinkhole destroyed my farm 10 years ago and forced me to move and work for other farmers," said Izzat Khanazreh, 42, as he puffed on a cigarette, his face tanned by working long hours under a hot sun.
He used to grow vegetables in his farm in Ghor Haditha in the southern Jordan Valley, a bare and sun-baked area around the Dead Sea.
"Nobody compensated me for my loss. My land was full of cracks and it was impossible to do anything about it," said Khanazreh, standing beside a sinkhole about 20 metres (65 feet) wide and 40 metres (130 feet) deep.
There are an estimated 100 sinkholes in Ghor Haditha alone. They can open up at any time and swallow up everything above ground like a devastating earthquake.
"These sinkholes are time bombs. They can appear any time and eat everything up," said Fathi Huweimer, a field researcher with FoEME.
"Farmers do not feel secure and are anticipating more trouble. This problem is because of the degradation of the Dead Sea."
A factory for Dead Sea products in the area has had to relocate after a large sinkhole appeared beneath it, threatening the lives of more than 60 workers, Huweimer said.
Irani said Jordan will highlight the Dead Sea's problems at the Copenhagen summit on climate change next month.
"We will raise those issues in Copenhagen and say that Jordan is heavily affected and urge developed countries to allocate more resources to contribute to saving the Dead Sea," he said.
The Dead Sea may soon shrink to a lifeless pond as Middle East political strife blocks vital measures needed to halt the decay of the world's lowest and saltiest body of water. Environmentalists will plead for help at the Copenhagen summit on climate talks next month. Duration: 01:54
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
If you love sports, then you would cherish bodybuilding as it would give you the necessary strength and stamina to perform well in your sport. No wonder, body building has gained a widespread momentum especially among youth.
A trainer would properly guide you. Seek his assistance. Initially when you start body building, your muscles may require some rest. Give them the rest as it would repair itself and it would improve your strength considerably.
Never overwork your abdominal muscles.
You should give exercise to them only when you are not performing weight lifting exercises. Abdominal muscles are weak and do not strain them as it would lead to unnecessary complications later. If you want to reduce fat, go out and run for several miles. It is the best way.
Don't just eat ANYTHING:
Body building depends mostly on the food you consume. Prefer a low-fat diet with high protein content. Protein is vital for the muscle growth. If you love your body, quit smoking. Don't go for fat rich items as it would not only hamper your body building but also your overall health. Drink water in plenty and avoid alcohol at all costs.
When you require advice
Seek it from a trainer and not from other bodybuilders. They may guide you in the wrong way as they themselves may not be aware of what they are speaking. A professional trainer would help you to get the maximum benefit out of a single exercise and minimize the risk of any possible injuries. Allow him to guide you in the right track.
Never overwork your muscles.It is the primary rue in bodybuilding. After training allow it to recuperate for at least two days. You are not only giving rest to your muscles but also your internal organs like kidneys and liver. Sufficient rest coupled with effective training is the best way to start developing strong muscles.
You would like to join a fitness club but there are so many choices! And then you will just end up having a headache! Fitness clubs are effective motivators. They should motivate us and not frustrate us. Before you choose on a fitness club, make sure that it suits your needs and goals. And before you do that, you should first learn and decide on what is your priority. By then, you will know what you really
need in a fitness club. Here are some guidelines you can consider in choosing a fitness club that is best for you:
Where is it located?
The location is the first thing that you should consider when finding a fitness club. If the club is far from your home, you will just another excuse not to work out. It is best to find a facility that is near your home.
Are the employees friendly and nice? Will they be able to help you reach your goals?
Make sure that the instructor has the necessary experience to work with you. The instructor should be a certified professional that can work with you safely and effectively. Your instructor should also know if you have physical limitations or you may find an instructor that is well trained to work with you. You can also check the age of the instructor especially if it is one factor for your motivation and learning. The staff should also be helpful, friendly and professional. You can also ask the services they offer and find what is important for you. Some facilities have their own dietician and physical therapists that can offer services for you.
What kind of programs does it offer?
Find time to see what programs are there for you and check if they suit your interests. Do they offer group classes? Choose the facility that offers the classes you really like. You can do a trial class to check it out if you want.
Are the facilities and equipments good and will they be available anytime that is most convenient for you?
Check if the equipments are enough for all members. Otherwise, you will waste your time falling in line and waiting for your turn. Also make sure that the facility is open during the time you are most likely to do work outs and exercises.
Is the entire facility well maintained, clean and safe for you?
Machines and other training facilities should be in clean and in good order. If you see a lot of "out of order" signs, it could be something to think about. Modern equipments are safer and more comfortable to use, so you may also want to consider that. Are the floors cleaned regularly to avoid accidents? Is there enough room for everyone? Also check if the facility is located in a place away from danger, consider also if the location is well lit.
Are the members of the club friendly and can they be your friends?
The fitness club is also a venue for social interaction. Take time to drop by and meet the members of the club before you enroll. Other members can be your buddies in the near future and should be considered.
What is the schedule of classes and will they be convenient for you?
Find out what classes are offered at a specific time and consider if you will be available at the schedules given.
How much would it cost you?
It is important to know the monthly membership fee and what it covers. Some fitness clubs have hidden charges and you should be keen in checking that. Check if they have promotions or discounts and do they offer services at an extra fee. It is also important to know how long the club has been and how often they increase rates.
How is it different from other fitness clubs?
Don't just stick into one fitness club. Try to visit as many facilities as you can and make a comparison. Then you can just narrow down your choices to the facilities that met your needs and priorities.
What do people say about it?
Take your time to gather feedback from other members. Ask them what they can say about the club and let them tell you about the experiences with the facility.Choosing a fitness club is just like shopping on the best shirt for you. Do not be pressured and do not try to contact them right away. You can take your time to review and gather enough information if you are still not sure which one to choose. Once you have made your choice, enjoy and make the most out of it.