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Fishing, Yesterday and Today

Fishing is among the longest running form of livelihood as long as the Paleolithic period that was some 400 centuries ago. It is physically proven by archaeologists who have dug up disposed fish bones and shell middens. Cave paintings also show consumption of large quantities of sea food and insinuate that it is part of their survival. It is one of the oldest forms of livelihood. Today it has become one of the most loved hobbies. It is a widely accepted recreation and sport for people who just love the water and its inhabitants. It is the sport that triggered the development of companies providing fishing tackle like the Shimano Company.

The Beginning

Shimano Company started to have business in the 1920s. To date, it continues to satisfy anglers who are into fishing as a recreation or a serious sport, and provides them with Shimano rods and reels that are engineered with precision. In the fishing industry, Shimano Company is one of the leading manufacturers of fishing equipment. When you say fishing, you easily associate it with Shimano and their continuous product development, such as the Shimano Compre.

The Rod in Shimano

Shimano Compre is among the many Shimano rods. It is basically a casting rod used in freshwater fishing. Having one of these Shimano rods is having good value that delivers superb performance. It is a lightweight rod and is packed with the IM8 graphite and the Fuji Hardloy Guides to supplement its sensitivity. With this, it enables the Shimano Compre to aim at more accurate casts even at a distance.

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The Shimano Compre is made up of the high quality components of the Fuji Guide that wraps this Shimano rod in dark cherry color or black finish. But beneath the Fuji coating is a finely wounded rod with gold inserts and complex Grade A cork butt caps. The cork allows for an easy grip in the forearm as compared to the conventional plastic wraps. It also contributes to the rods reduction in weight and comfort in its use. The complete Compre Series lets you choose from medium to extra fast action making them one of the best in both worlds in casting and pitting a prized catch. What is even more fabulous is that Shimano offers Limited Lifetime Warranty not just on Shimano Compre Casting Rods but on all of their product lines.

Basic Fishing Needs

To complete the list of fishing tackle and gears, the following are the basic requirements when going fishing for recreation or for sport.

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Lure or Bait


Bobber or Float

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

The President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf is in Kabul for a two-day visit during which he is scheduled to hold talks with his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai. The talks are expected to focus on the continuing militant activity on both sides of the border, with Taliban forces allegedly infiltrating into Afghanistan from across the border in Pakistan.

Economic cooperation and reconstruction in Afghanistan are also on the agenda. President Musharraf is scheduled to meet cabinet ministers and address parliamentarians tomorrow. His delegation includes ministers for foreign and religious affairs and the petroleum sector, and the head of Pakistan’s intelligence agency.

“Frank discussions on the war on terror and expanding bilateral cooperation on regional issues,” read a statement by President Karzai’s office.

Pakistan foreign office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam told AFP news agency that the Presidents “will exchange views on bilateral relations, economic cooperation, reconstruction activities in Afghanistan and cooperation in the fight against terrorism,”

“Afghanistan is expecting the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to take effective action against terrorism,” Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Sultan Ahmad Baheen said.

Pakistan signed a peace agreement with pro-Taliban militants in the North Waziristan region on the eve of the visit. The deal aims to end years of unrest in the border province. Under its terms the Pakistan military forces and militants will stop attacks on each other and the militants have agreed to disarm or expel foreign Al-Qaeda-linked fighters in the area. Pakistan has rejected criticism that the deal will allow pro-Taliban forces to operate freely in the area.

“Pakistan is committed to its policy on war on terror, and Osama caught anywhere in Pakistan would be brought to justice,” army spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan told the Associated Press.

On Wednesday, President Karzai met the NATO General Secretary Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in Kabul and signed an accord aimed at boosting security and development in the country. The NATO chief warned that “some of the terrorists, the spoilers, think they can win in the south,”, adding “They are wrong. Because they cannot win, they will not win, […] That is why we are engaged in combat as well at this very moment.”

The visit comes amidst an upsurge in violence in Afghanistan, with US forces saying that 60 militants were killed by artillery and air-strikes on Tuesday. Some 700 more are believed to be surrounded by soldiers in an operation in Khandahar province.

NATO and Afghan forces launched an operation in Khandahar’s Panjwayi district last weekend, and NATO reports 250 militants as killed in the operations, though a Taliban commander has disputed the figure and there is no independent confirmation of the toll. Hundreds have been killed in continuing fighting between government and international security forces and insurgents in the last four months.

An estimated 1500 families have been displaced by the fighting in Khandahar.

Suspected Taliban militants shot dead two muslim clerics in Lashkar Gah, capital of the Helmand province in the last two days and raided a district headquarters in the town of Arghandad in Zabul province.

Musharraf last visited Afghanistan in 2002. Afghanistan has previously complained that Pakistan is not doing enough to combat Taliban insurgency in its side of the 2,250km (1,400-mile) mountainous border between the two countries. Earlier in the year, allegations by Afghanistan that Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders were living in Pakistan were dismissed by Musharraf as “nonsense”. In February, Afghanistan issued a list of 150 Taliban suspects it said were living in Pakistan. President Musharraf dismissed the information as “old and outdated”, but President Karzai reiterated that the list was up-to-date.

Some Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders have been arrested in Pakistan, which has also stationed close to 80,000 troops along the Afghan borders. There is international pressure on Musharraf to deal with Islamist groups in Pakistan who are believed to assist Taliban forces.

“Pakistan has the potential to be the solution to the problems of Afghanistan,” Afghan foreign ministry advisor Ali Muradian said. “We hope that President Musharraf will open a new chapter in relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Pakistan was closely associated with the Taliban’s rise to power in the 90s one of only three nations that recognised the then Taliban government.

While state run dailies Kabul Times and Hewad expressed hope that two leaders will work together to improve security, The daily Cheragh said that while statements about restoring security can be expected from the meeting, “as experience has shown”, previous pledges by Pakistan “have not been fulfilled”.

Kabul Times also said Afghanistan was grateful for Pakistan’s help to thousands of Afghan refugees.

“The key concern is whether the agreement is going to lead to more insurgents going to and fro across the border or less,” A diplomat told AFP, while another questioned Pakistan’s peace deal with the militants.

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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.

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See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005

This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching easier for faculty, graduate, and professional students.

In addition to the list below, the Association of American Law Schools has compiled a list of law schools offering assistance to displaced students. [2] As conditions vary by college, interested parties should contact the Office of Admissions at the school in question for specific requirements and up-to-date details.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is coordinating alternatives for medical students and residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. [3] is acting as a central interactive hub for establishing research support in times of emergency. With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible. [4]

With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible.

Physics undergraduates, grad students, faculty and high school teachers can be matched up with housing and jobs at universities, schools and industry. [5] From the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

If you are seeking or providing assistance, please use this site to find information on research support, available lab space/supplies, resources, guidelines and most importantly to communicate with fellow researchers.

The following is a partial list, sorted by location.

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming | Canada

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You may be one of the in coming students to first step in college, and one of the things you cannot wait to do is furnish your dorm room. This would really excite any new comer especially when you have never left home in your entire life. By decorating your room on your own, you can practice your freedom of choice. However, some prefer to have their friends and roommates over to help them out.

1. Stepping in to the college or university you long dreamed of is such an achievement, and you want to show everyone your school pride. You may opt to have school spirit in your dorm room by putting up posters, memorabilia and other stuff related to your school, as well as using the school colors in painting your wall or curtains.

2. Though you have been waiting for this moment of independence, you still want to have the feel of your home. Use photos with family and friends and place them in frames for you to display them in your dorm room. You may also hang an old state flag or poster of a local landmark on your wall.

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3. The most important space that you need to make for your dorm room is a school work storage space, wherein you can store your books, notebooks, paper works, handouts, and other school related stuff. It is better if you label them so you will find it easy to grab the contents you need. This storage space will also be helpful in organizing your assignments and projects, where you can include a wall calendar to keep you tracked of the due dates.

4. For a dorm room with limited space, using boxes or baskets is more ideal than a usual cabinet with a hanger rack. These boxes and baskets will help minimize the use of unnecessary space, because you can just pile them up on top of each other. Segregate the clothes into the baskets according to their type, so it will be easier to look for the kind of clothing you need.

5. Your bed may probably the biggest piece in your dorm room that takes up so much of the space, so the wisest option to make use of that space is to store boxes, baskets or school organization under it. Choose a bed that has high legs to be able to put these storage boxes under it, and to make it look neat put a long bed skirt on the bed to hide the containers.

Each and every dorm is going to be different depending on what college you re going to want to go to. Before you head to your dorm, you re going to want to hop onto your college s official website. There, you re going to be able to find the rules on what you can bring, and what you can t. The last thing that you want to happen is find out that you can t bring something, and you have to either pitch it, or sell it.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

A man has abandoned his nine children at a hospital emergency room in Nebraska, but will not be prosecuted under Nebraska state law.

The children, whose ages range from 1 to 17 years old, were dropped off by their unnamed father at Saint Joseph Hospital at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha on Wednesday evening. Authorities are still trying to find the children’s mother.

According to Nebraska’s ‘safe haven law’, the parents or caretaker of any children aged 17 and under are allowed to abandon them at any facility that has a valid license with the state. As a result, the parents would not be prosecuted for doing so. Originally the law was to prevent infants from being abandoned, but was recently amended to include toddlers and teenagers.

Since the law was changed, at least 14 children have been abandoned at hospitals and police stations in Nebraska. State law says that all facilities must keep a monthly count of all abandoned children.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The final Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith premiered at the Cannes Festival on May 15, 2005, with George Lucas and the stars of the movie in attendance at the Grand Theatre Lumiere.

At the subsequent United Kingdom premiere on May 16, 2005, fans turned out in costume. Outside London’s Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, dozens of fans dressed as storm troopers, Jedi knights, and other characters for the film.

The movie is about the temptation of a Jedi knight to the Dark Side of the force, and his fiery transformation into the arch-villain Darth Vader.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is scheduled for general release in the United States on May 19, 2005, and is rated PG-13.

Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian described the climax of the film as following “what seems like seven hours of CGI action as dramatically weightless as the movement of tropical fish in an aquarium”. Bradshaw said the leading characters “gaze out over massive futuristic cityscapes resembling the photorealist artwork once used for 1970s sci-fi paperbacks: pointy buildings with swarms of pointy aircraft criss-crossing overhead, often bathed in crimson sunsets”.

He described Ewan McGregor‘s accent as “a simperingly lifeless Rada-English accent, a muddled and misconceived backdating of the Guinness original”, and said of Hayden Christensen that “If Princess Diana had gone to the Dark Side, she would have looked a lot like this”.

Describing Jimmy Smits, and Samuel L. Jackson as “acting as if on some kind of medication”, Natalie Portman as “incorrigibly clunky”, Bradshaw concluded that the film was “a product of George Lucas’s overweening production giant Industrial Light and Magic. No magic, little light, but an awful lot of heavy industry.”

Wendy Ide from The Times commented that “any spark of humour or irreverence that might have been present in the earlier films has been all but extinguished”, and accused the film of being carpeted by “a bombastic and overbearing” musical score.

Ide concluded that the film was “a textbook example of style over substance and, more importantly, soul”.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, yesterday announced the 2009 budget. The budget is an annual audit of the nation’s finances, and decides what should be done with taxpayers’ money.

The chancellor fell under scorn for his GDP growth forecasts, which are considered to be too optimistic in predicting that Britain will bounce back from its weakest economic performance since the end of the second world war. Darling forecast GDP growth of 3.5% in 2011, even after he was made to downgrade his predictions. He expects a record expansion of 1.25% next year, but chief UK economist Howard Archer disagrees, calling Darling’s predictions “mildly optimistic in the near term and much more optimistic in the long term.”

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His plans for savers and pensioners, however, were commended by many, though was also criticised by a large portion of the populace. In the budget, Darling increased the amount that savers can put into an Individual Savings Account (ISA) from £7,200 to £10,200, of which £5,100 can be saved in cash. These increased limits will be available only to people aged over 50 from 6 October this year, and will not be available to everyone until 6 April next year. A number of financial experts described the move as being “too little, too late”, and Rumina Hassam, of price comparison website, said: “The government’s decision to increase the cash ISA limit by £1,500 to £5,100 for the over 50’s is a just another kick in the teeth for the majority of savers as they will have to wait even longer to benefit. There is no doubt that savers have been sacrificed as a result of the plummeting base rate, bringing savings rates to an all time low.”

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How Dish Network Stops Signal Theft



Satellite TV hacks is definitely one emerging problem that the major service provider like Dish Network has been facing all through. Surprisingly, hacking of satellite TV has developed as a real buzz these days. The common reason sorted out is to save expenses in the long run. This is a fact that one can easily save more than hundreds of dollars annually. Moreover, the hacker can still get to watch a variety of programs without paying for it, which obviously stands illegal in the eye of law. The good news is that strict laws are catching up and the service providers are ensuring some crucial ways to stop signal theft.

Dish Network as one of the major network platforms has included some significant steps to stop signal thefts. Below you will come across some of the steps that have been initiated by the service provider to bring about uninterrupted quality service.

Access Cards Blacklisting

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This is one important step that dish network has ensured to stop theft. This network provider maintains a comprehensive list of the cancelled access cards. In case, if an access card including a blacklisted CAM ID is found to be utilized then you will be finding an error message.

Reducing Signal Theft with the help of ECM or Electronic Counter Measures

The dish network technicians also broadcast the hostile signals that are found to instruct the satellite receivers to create an illegal access cards to stop functioning. Such attacks are generally known as the ECM or the Electronic Counter Measures.

Some common ECM attacks include:


It is looping that utilizes the ROM program in every access card. The instructions that are sent down often cause the unsubscribed access cards to get into an infinite loop. When the card gets stuck in this infinite loop, it can no longer be written from nor can be read in the normal manner. It is looping that requires the usage of one piece of equipment termed as an unlooper to get it repaired.

Tier Wipes:

The tier wipes are described to be updates that are usually sent down so as to reconfigure the unsubscribed access cards. The tier wipes can only be repaired by the programming of the access cards once again.

Not only are the service providers worried of the signal thefts, the law enforcement officer are even taking things seriously. In spite of some stern steps taken by the law authorities, there are towns and states that stand as covered. Reports suggest that the FBI or Federal Bureau of Investigation has even been roped to resolve such problems.

There are people who stand out at reprogramming the decoders or in establishing the illegal satellite dishes in order to sell out their services to public for the installation. These kind of fake people never experience any shortage of customers. It is understandable that saving a hundred of dollars can be a bit alluring at times. However, if you have been thinking of doing the same thing, then think twice. Why will you run against the law?

If you wish to get one installed then why not select the right and legal way to try out the best features of the satellite TV. All you require to do is to make a one time investment that ensures the installation of the Satellite TV software that receives satellite signal feeds from the Free to air TV stations.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thailand’s People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) announced a planned rally this coming Monday at the national stadium and march to police headquarters in protest at action taken against demonstrators last Tuesday. Tuesday’s protest, where attempts were made to block MPs access to and from parliament, turned ugly when police employed tear gas and other measures to disperse the PAD crowd. Two protesters died, over four hundred were injured, and reports indicate that as many as ten may be missing. The ongoing protests and demonstrations are aimed at toppling the governing People’s Power Party (PPP) who are accused of being a proxy for deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s outlawed Thai Rak Thai party.

Friday saw the remaining seven PAD protest leaders surrender to police and be issued on bail. Leaders Chamlong Srimuang and Chaiwat Sinuwong were also bailed, having been arrested and detained earlier. This follows the charges of treason being thrown out by the country’s appeals court; lesser charges, including inciting unrest, still stand.

The activist political group, founded by media firebrand Sondhi Limthongkul has occupied Government house for some time now, their demands are for a revision of the Thai political landscape which would see professionals and those in the more prosperous parts of the country a bigger say in the government. Outstanding charges of corruption against Thaksin Shinawatra who the military removed from power in September 2007 are the result of Sondhi and the PAD’s long-standing battle against what they view as vote-buying populist policies. Questionable land deals and allegations of neoptism saw an increasing number of people becoming involved in protests prior to the 2007 coup.

The ongoing crisis has impacted the country both domestically and internationally. The deputy prime minister, Chavalit Yongchaiyudh resigned on Friday for his part in ordering the police into action against protesters blockading parliament. In an interview with the Bangkok Post, the former general implied the solution – once again – lies with the army, and suggested a second coup may be the only solution to the crisis. Army chief, Anupong Paochinda, faced scorn from the PAD following his dismissal of the call for a second coup; this despite his issuing harsh criticism of the current administration.

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On the international front, Thailand’s troubles saw the Prime Minister, Somchai Wongsawat, cancel a number of foreign visits. The beleaguered PM had planned to visit five ASEAN partner countries in a tour that would have started next week. Additional trips to Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) were cancelled. According to a member of the PPP this is due to the current unrest.

Adding to the woes of the ruling PPP, the Attorney General’s office has asked for a ruling from the country’s Constitutional Court outlawing the People’s Power Party. Office spokesman, Thanapit Mulpruek, outlined the content of the petition specifying that the key 37 leaders of the PPP should have their voting rights revoked for five years in light of the allegations of election fraud, or knowingly allowing such to continue. The party’s former deputy leader was disqualified during the December 2007 general election, being accused of graft. The party’s members of parliament are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss this issue and the ongoing political crisis.

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