Why Hire Dui Defense Attorneys In Portsmouth, Va?


Driving under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense. Any substance that impairs your senses and turns you into a danger, not just to yourself but also to others, is banned while driving. That is one of the main reasons why most people who go out partying and drinking usually decide upon a designated driver beforehand. With the amount of experience that policemen have, it’s not difficult for them to spot a driver who’s under the influence. Due to the intoxication, it’s usually impossible for drivers to keep their cars in a straight lane. However, if you are caught and your alcohol levels are higher than the state regulations, you will need to contact DUI defense attorneys in Portsmouth, VA. Here are some reasons why that’s important.


In extreme cases, your license may be permanently revoked or, in most cases, suspended for a brief duration of time. However, if you hire DUI defense attorneys, they will offer protection and minimize the chances of your license getting permanently cancelled. Having reputable Portsmouth DUI defense attorneys by your side could make a huge difference to your case.

Legal Assistance

Having professional DUI defense attorneys represent you in the court of law is obviously better than doing it by yourself. An experienced attorney will know about the maximum punishment that you might receive and look for a workaround to minimize the chances of your suspension. You need someone who is well-versed in the different legal problems that you might encounter later on during the hearing, etc. Your attorney will guide you about basic things such as the questions you might be asked and the things you should say and do to help you prepare for the hearing in the best possible manner.

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SAHTECH, SEMI, and Semiconductor Industry to promote “SEMI Safety Guideline” in Taiwan

SAHTECH, SEMI, and Semiconductor Industry to promote “SEMI Safety Guideline” in Taiwan

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

“Localization of ‘SEMI Safety Guideline'”, executed by Safety and Health Technology Center of Taiwan (SAHTECH) and supervised by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), was announced today in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

This localization included several fields on health and safety of semiconductor manufacturing, certification testing on electrical devices, evaluations on fire or natural diseases, and environmental issues on semiconductor manufacturing devices, etc.. Companies and manufacturers from the semiconductor industry also paid more attentions on this guideline because issues on carbon-savings, earthquakes, fire diseases, and environment-efficiencies were included into this guideline.

This [safety] guideline was originally promoted by SEMI since 1975 and was set up according to industry infrastructures in Europe, America, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Currently, its standards from the S1 to S25 was completely ruled by several world-class executives in semiconductor industry, and the S26 standard for FPD industry, proposed in Taiwan, was also in several arrangements with the other countries.
The semiconductor industry is a high-value industry in every country. If a fabrication plant (fab) was vandalized with fire or earthquake, how will a company decrease its lossless after a disease? As of some examples from the other countries, several companies didn’t pay more attentions on devices’ safety and finally got a damn trouble on counting lossless after a disease. By the way, voltages on electric using will take effect on energy especially the wasting of CO2. We [the semiconductor industry in Taiwan] hope this announcement will drive on global safety standards.
Generally, the designs of a fab will take effect on possibilities when a disease take place in, and its scale will chain much wasting on manufacturing devices and materials. For example, when using fluorine in a fab, a company would consider using a gas tank car rather than a steel bottle. But due to environment and carbon-saving issues, some evaluations should be tested in a fab.

On the other side of the incoming trade show of 2008 SecuTech Expo, scheduled after 2 weeks at Taipei World Trade Center, not only main fields on security devices, information security, and fire & disease preventions, the digital monitoring will be a hot topic in security industry. For applications on fire & disease preventions, because its issues contained industrial applications and ESH (Environmental, Safety & Health) managements, if a company want to decrease the ratio of fire disease or earthquake, companies from safety and related industries should pay more attentions on disease preventions.

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FIA lays out cost cutting measures for Formula One

FIA lays out cost cutting measures for Formula One

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has revealed the details of the cost-cutting measures for Formula One that were agreed on Wednesday in talks with the teams. The new measures are expected to save the manufacturer teams at least 30 percent of their budgets next season, with the savings increasing as more of the measures are introduced in the future. The raft of agreements has saved the teams from the threat of standardised engines until at least 2013 and savings for independent teams are predicted by the FIA to be even higher.

For next season the engines will now have to last 3 races, rather than thee current 2 race requirement, and each driver is allowed up to 8 engines throughout the year and the team is allowed a further 4 for testing. Engines will now be rev limited to 18,000 rpm and Renault managed to obtain agreement from the other teams for modifications of its engine to bring it into line with the other engines in the sport. Testing will be affected, with in season testing banned and wind tunnels not to exceed 6:10 scale or 50 metres per second. Teams will be expected to share fuel and tyre data at grand prix in an effort to save on the manpower requirement at the race weekends. The teams will also have to close their factories for 6 weeks a year. The FIA will also be conducting research into the possibility of using a medal system for F1 next season, an idea championed by Bernie Ecclestone, the boss of Formula One Management.

Starting in 2010 more changes will come into force, with the introduction of the cheaper engines being made available to independent teams, costing less than €5 million per season. Any contracts for the cheaper 2010 engines will have to be signed by the 20th of December, 2008. Another engine freeze will occur at the start of the 2010 season, with the engines from 2010 continuing through to the end of 2012. The FIA also intends to try to introduce standardised transmission systems in 2010 and will look at chassis design to determine which aerodynamic parts will be standardised or allowed to be competitive differentiators. Races will see more changes in 2010 with the use of tyre warmers and refuelling banned, and the possibility of shorter race distances has been put forward pending market research. What work the teams can engage in at the factories will also be further limited this season to reduce the manpower and other running costs.

The FIA has raised the possibility of a new power train entirely to be developed for the 2013 season, in consultation with the Formula One Teams Association, and will also discuss making Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) compulsory from 2010. KERS, which is being introduced as a voluntary measure in 2009, has divided the teams with some embracing the technology while others, such as Ferrari, have criticised it.

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Safe Step Stool For Fast Lubes

Safe Step Stool for Fast Lubes by shurestepFast lubes have several choices when it comes to purchasing a safe step stool for their shops. Lets look at a couple of the step stools to see which will work best for your fast lube shop. It doesnt matter if your fast lube is a Jiffy Lube, Kwik Kar Lube or a Valvoline Instant Oil Change facility, the problem is the same, How can you get the safest step stool for your shop?Would you like legs with that? Look at the step stool that you have now, does it have legs? If it does you are looking at the weakest part of your fast lube step stool. The most popular step stool for fast lubes is an aluminum step stool with round rubber pads on the bottom of the legs. Ive seen one of these step stools when the welds crack. It pretty much renders the step stool useless and the owner wasnt happy because the aluminum step stool was less than one year old. Will your technicians be able to service 4×4 trucks? Do you ever have different size trucks come into your service bays? Do you have different employees servicing these trucks? There is one step stool built for fast lubes that addresses both of these problems. Its called the Shure-Step step stool. If a 4×4 truck shows up at your fast lube and your shortest employee is servicing it, no problemjust stack 2 Shure-Steps up and your working height just increased from 10 inches high to 16 inches high. Pretty cool, huh? Safety FirstBefore you purchase a safe step stool for your fast lube, ask yourself whats important. Do you want a lightweight easy to move step stool? Do you want a safe step stool that will last? Is having a warranty important? Do you want your safe step stool to have a load rating? These are qualities you will have to decide for yourself, but be sure to ask questions when purchasing your safe step stool for your fast lube.David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for 9 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find bathroom step stools, kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to Shure-Step.comIn 1995 David set out to get a patent on his idea and the original “L” shaped Shure-Step was born.In 1996 the Shure-Step won the Top 20 Tools Award.This was a big boost for David and his product. Because of his involvement in the community and the rapid sales increase David was nominated for and won the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Greater Houston Partnership.http://www.shure-step.comhttp://shurestep.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/safe-step-stool-for-fast-lubes/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GiiC4YKI9EArticle Source: eArticlesOnline.com

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Wikinews interviews meteorological experts on Cyclone Phalin

Wikinews interviews meteorological experts on Cyclone Phalin

Monday, October 14, 2013

Half-a-million people have fled their homes in and around the Indian state of Orissa after Cyclone Phailin made landfall.

Wikinews interviewed specialists in meteorology about the devastation the cyclone has caused.

Posted: May 24th, 2020 by Admin

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Wikinews interviews World Wide Web co-inventor Robert Cailliau

Wikinews interviews World Wide Web co-inventor Robert Cailliau

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The name Robert Cailliau may not ring a bell to the general public, but his invention is the reason why you are reading this: Dr. Cailliau together with his colleague Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, making the internet accessible so it could grow from an academic tool to a mass communication medium. Last January Dr. Cailliau retired from CERN, the European particle physics lab where the WWW emerged.

Wikinews offered the engineer a virtual beer from his native country Belgium, and conducted an e-mail interview with him (which started about three weeks ago) about the history and the future of the web and his life and work.

Wikinews: At the start of this interview, we would like to offer you a fresh pint on a terrace, but since this is an e-mail interview, we will limit ourselves to a virtual beer, which you can enjoy here.

Robert Cailliau: Yes, I myself once (at the 2nd international WWW Conference, Chicago) said that there is no such thing as a virtual beer: people will still want to sit together. Anyway, here we go.

Posted: May 23rd, 2020 by Admin

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Why You Need Home Fire Protection In Sedalia

byAlma Abell

You can buy home security systems today that offer a full line of features which are affordable. Therefore, you will realize a number of advantages when you choose to incorporate both home security and fire protection in your home.

That is why home fire protection in Sedalia is an amenity that no homeowner should be without. When you install this type of amenity, you can also save on what you spend for homeowner’s insurance. A house that is fully secured against fire or theft is one that is safer. Therefore, you often can enjoy discounts on what you pay for insurance.

Features of Security and Fire Systems

Home security systems that have home fire protection often include the following features:

  • Security cameras

  • Sirens

  • Motion sensors

  • Door contacts

  • Sound sensors for glass breakage

  • Wireless remotes

  • Contact for windows

  • Panic buttons that alert the fire department and police

  • Medical buttons

  • Security gate systems

  • Smoke and heat detectors

  • Carbon monoxide detectors

  • Driveway sensors

You Are in Total Control

Because of today’s innovative technologies, you can feel perfectly safe and make your home a comfortable and secure place. Besides the above-listed offerings, you can also use your smartphone to control a home security and home fire protection system in your home.

For example, with an advanced system in place, you can remotely view and control your home’s security. Some of the things you can do include the following:

  • Enable or disable the alarm

  • Open or shut the door to the garage

  • Lock or unlock doors

  • View the alarm history

  • Add or remove user codes

  • View recorded videos

Enjoy Added Peace of Mind

Installing a security and fire protection system today is a smart move – one that will allow you to enjoy added peace of mind. Make sure your family and home are fully secured. Check out nightwatch.net online for further details and information. The sooner you install a system, the sooner you can enjoy the technological advantages that are associated with home protection systems today.

Posted: May 23rd, 2020 by Admin

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Firefighters rescue nearly a dozen animals in Buffalo, New York house fire

Firefighters rescue nearly a dozen animals in Buffalo, New York house fire

Friday, June 22, 2007

Buffalo, New York —A three alarm fire at a house owned by John and Evelyn Bencinich, two of the initiators of a lawsuit filed against the Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, required firefighters to rescue eight cats and two dogs in Buffalo, New York today.

At about 8:30 (eastern time) firefighters were called to the home on 48 Granger Place to put out a fire that had started in the basement. It quickly spread to the first floor where the main bathroom was destroyed. The fire did not spread to the second floor or attic.

Initial calls said that many animals were inside the house and firefighters quickly worked to rescue all the cats and dogs. At least one cat and one dog had to receive CPR and oxygen, but both are reported to be in stable condition. At least 3 cats are unaccounted for, but after a search of the house, the cats were not believed to have been inside at the time the fire started.

One elderly woman, Anna Bencinich, the mother of Evelyn, was rescued by neighbors who helped her from the burning house.

“There was smoke all over the house. The fire started in the basement and spread to a small portion of the first floor. Two firefighters were injured while fighting the fire and were transported to Erie County Medical Center,” said Division Fire Chief Thomas Ashe who also said that sections of the kitchen wall at the back of the house had to be torn out to stop the fire from spreading through the walls.

One firefighter is being treated for bite injuries to his face that he received while attempting to rescue a dog. The other firefighter was treated for injuries he received to his hand, which was believed to have been caused by glass or a cat scratching him. The names of the injured firefighters are not known. The injuries are said to not be life threatening.

According to witness reports, the home owners had a new water heater installed just last week, but it is not known if the fire was caused by the heater.

“We believe the fire was caused by an electrical (malfunction). An investigation is being conducted,” said Battalion Chief Joe Fahey who also added that they did not believe arson was the cause.

Posted: May 20th, 2020 by Admin

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Thousands of trapped miners rescued in South Africa

Thousands of trapped miners rescued in South Africa

Thursday, October 4, 2007

As many as 3,200 mine workers became trapped in the in Elandsrand mine, a gold mine in South Africa about 50 miles (80 km) west of Johannesburg in Carletonville, Gauteng, after an incident on October 3. All miners have been rescued, and none of them were injured. The mine is owned by Harmony Gold Mining Corporation.

The mining company says that a lift electrical cable broke on a basket that was carrying miners, trapping thousands at least 2,200 meters (1.3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Reports from MSNBC and the Guardian Unlimited say that the shaft may have collapsed when a water or air pipe burst. The rescue operation went well with no complications, with the rescue taking just under 24 hours to complete.

“They were underground when the accident happened and they were not able to surface because an electric feeder cable that is connected to the mine lift was severed,” said a spokeswoman for the mining company, Amelia Soares. The snap was caused by a “fatigued” air pipe which burst and fell down the shaft damaging the “steelwork and electrical feeder cords,” added Soares. “They are all in good condition.”

“They are all safe. There have been no injuries or deaths,” said CEO of Harmony mining, Graham Briggs who also said that the miners were previously contacted and were given “food and water.”

Earlier reports had stated that Lesiba Seshoka, a spokesman with the National Union of Mineworkers, said that the miners have not been heard from for hours and that they could have been enduring temperatures as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).

“This is a terrible situation. The only exit is blocked, probably by a fall of ground,” said Seshoka.

Rescue workers used a mine shaft that is next to the damaged one in an attempt to reach the trapped miners, and lifted them out, 75 at a time. There was no emergency exit in the shaft which is reported to have “not been maintained for ages,” added Seshoka.

“An escape route is the most important thing and they have failed miserably. They need to ensure that the shaft is maintained. This is why we have this disaster. Our main worry is for more than 3,000 people who are underground,” said National Union of Mineworkers for S. Africa chairman, Deon Boqwana.

Current reports say that “negligence” was the initial cause for the pipe burst and that there has been a history of negligence from the mine. “We suspect negligence. Because of continuous operations there is no time to make adequate checks,” said the President of the Miners union, Senzeni Zokwana to reporters during a news conference.

The Elsrand mine is currently under development and has been since February 2001 when Harmony bought the mine. Officials state that the mine will remain closed for a minimum of six weeks, while an investigation is performed, and the mine is deemed safe for miners to continue working in it.

The mine is located in the Witwatersrand Basin of South Africa, which is said to be the location of the largest area of raw gold on the planet.

Posted: May 19th, 2020 by Admin

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Bluetongue disease appears in UK for the first time

Bluetongue disease appears in UK for the first time

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The first ever case of Bluetongue disease has been reported in the UK. The case involves a cow at a farm near Ipswich, Suffolk.

Bluetongue affects ruminants such as sheep and cows, but is not known to affect humans. It is sometimes fatal, depending on the animals affected, and presently has no treatment. The disease was prevalent in Africa for many years and had since migrated to European nations such as France and Germany, causing officials had feared a UK outbreak in the UK follows recent outbreaks of the disease on the European continent in nations such as France and Germany.

Experts such as microbiology professor Hugh Pennington of Aberdeen University had suspected the disease would eventually spread to the UK.

Posted: May 19th, 2020 by Admin

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