Everyday was a new “billions” number with a different explanation for its need or use: $11 billion to keep small parts supply chain companies in business, $21 billion to see GM through bankruptcy proceedings, $10 billion for this, $20 billion for that. Pretty soon we were inured to the numbers. A billion dollars used to be a bunch of money, period! But with these kind of numbers in the headlines weekly they seemed to become just more scoreboard entries than actual dollar amounts..
Artificial reefs try to be all things to all people. Officially, Dade County builds so many of them because it wants to replace a natural habitat all but destroyed by pollution, human population growth, and overfishing. “The Dade County Artificial Reef Program was established in 1981 with the primary goal of increasing the habitat available to marine organisms for the enhancement of Dade County’s fisheries resources,” a pamphlet published by the county’s Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) explains.
Although answering the crisis line is no longer part of my daily responsibilities, I never forget how important the interaction is with the person on the other end of the conversation. For many survivors of violence, the journey to safety and healing starts with a phone call. The sheer variety of people who called during the telethon, and after, proves to me that so many victims, and those who care about them, are isolated..
5 Spalding TF 250 Indoor/Outdoor All Surface BasketballWhen buying a ball, consider the age of players and their handspans (as a rough guide: age 11 and under size five ball; age 12 15 or people with smaller hands size six ball; age 16 plus size seven ball). Spalding, the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world, makes the official ball for the NBA in America and Basketball England has just switched to this brand as well. A composite leather ball such as the TF 250 is the best choice for mid to top range players training outside because of its durability leather balls are more expensive but better for playing indoors, while beginners will find rubber balls easier..
Today the Dow was only down about 6.6% at its worst point. If this were a true “Black Monday” like what happened in 1987, the Dow would have fallen 3,700 points.3. Stocks have gained 200% since financial crisis. SILBERNER: Environmental groups are saying the fly ash spill is an environmental catastrophe. The TVA reported yesterday that enough sludge spilled out of a 40 acre holding pond to cover more than 3,000 acres with a foot of water. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Laura Niles says it’s too early to say how bad it’s going to be..