Submitted by: Patrick C Oconnor

The real estate market of Houston recorded declines for retail properties sales over the 12-month period. 46 properties were sold in June 2012 which shows a decrease of 9.8%, when compared to June 2011. Harris County recorded the largest sale of 38 properties in the Houston market. In terms of gross square-feet there was an increase of 42.2% when compared to June 2011. Below are some of the notable retail sales that were recorded in the Houston market.

In June 2012, Spring Surgical Hospital Partners LLC has purchased 20575 Kuykendahl Rd, a 83,000 square-foot neighborhood center located at 20575 Kuykendahl Road in Spring, Harris County, from Properties and Operations LLC. The three-year-old center was fully vacant with average rents at 1.50 per square foot at the time of sale. The multi tenant property is situated on 8.91 acres. The center is located along Kuykendahl Road and South-west of Gosling Road. The retail center has access to only to Kuykendahl Road. The rent type is triple net. According to the appraisal district records, the total assessed value of the property is $4.6 million.

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Another significant sale from the month is the sale of Blalock Center @ Westview. CH Realty V/Blalock LP, an entity of Crow Holdings has purchased Blalock Center @ Westview, a 69,000 square-foot neighborhood center located at 1320 Blalock Road in the near Northwest sector of Houston, Harris County, W Blalock LLC, an entity of AVG Partners. The 24-year-old center was fully occupied with average rents at $1.83 per square-foot at the time of sale. The multi-tenant property situated on 5.03 acres is located west of Adkins Road, South of Westview Drive, and East of Blalock Road. The retail center has access to Adkins Road and Blalock Road. The rent type is Triple net. According to the appraisal district records, the total assessed value is $3.5 million. The major tenants include Dream Mc Wireless, Eve Pink, K Video, Mystic Cosmetic Inc, Solomon Fine Jewelry, Super H Mart and Toreore.

Quality real estate market data provides decision makers the information to make informed decisions. OConnor & Associates has been providing market data since 1988. Timely, accurate real estate data also provides the information our real estate appraisers, consultants, and property tax consultants need. Our ability to research, analyze and interpret market trends is a major reason for why developers and acquisition experts rely on OConnor & Associates for market studies, feasibility studies, rent studies, tax credit studies, project design guidance, property performance valuation and lease audits. OConnor & Associates is an acknowledged source of trends in real estate investing and market activity. Lenders, appraisers, developers, investors, tenants and real estate brokers are just some of the real estate professionals who regularly need real estate market data. They seek timely raw data and summary statistics regarding the market and submarkets. OConnor & Associates has been providing this information since 1988.

Regularly updated primary market data is the basis for quality real estate market data. It provides the basis for market analysis including absorption, rental rate trends and occupancy rate trends. Developers and investors rely upon us for our ability to research, analyze and interpret market trends, and for market studies, feasibility studies, rent studies, tax credit studies, project design guidance, property performance valuation and lease audits.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

On Friday evening, an explosion in Chengdu, China caused partial shutdown of a facility operated by Foxconn, one of the world’s biggest electronics manufacturers and a major supplier to companies like Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony, Apple, Motorola and Nokia. Initial investigations now suggest the explosion was caused by poor ventilation, which lead to high concentrations of combustible dust.

The blast happened at 7:18PM, around the time workers change shifts. A fire followed. Emergency services had control by 7:30PM. At least three people were killed, at least fifteen injured. Foxconn halted production to investigate, saying “All operations at the affected workshop remain suspended and production at all other workshops that carry out similar processing functions have also been halted pending the results of the investigation. All other production operations in our facilities in China continue operating normally.”

On Monday, city officials gave the cause as combustible dust in the air at a polishing workshop. Hong Kong-based labor rights group Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior said they reported aluminium dust problems in March when they reviewed working conditions at Foxconn. After the explosion, they commented that workers were complaining “the ventilation of the department is poor. Workers polish the iPad cases to make them shiny. In the process, there is lots of aluminum (aluminium) dust floating in the air. Workers always breathe in aluminum dust even though they put on masks. When workers take off their cotton gloves, their hands are covered with aluminum dust.”

Foxconn responded by saying the group was trying to “capitalize on the tragic accident” and misrepresented “Foxconn’s commitment to the health and safety of our employees.”

Foxconn is responsible for making iPads and iPhones for Apple. Research group IHS iSuppli said the explosion may cause loss of production of 500,000 iPads during this quarter of the year. They said there is a larger facility in Shenzhen, but it cannot cope with re-compensating the possible loss.

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Tom Cruise this week took the delivery service to a whole new level. Celebrating his 43rd birthday with numerous guests at a party in the USA, Cruise decided to call up his three favorite chefs, all living in Italy, to prepare a meal.

Cruise decided to fly all three chefs out to the United States at a cost of €14,500. According to the Daily Mail the chefs cooked the celebrity tagliatelle ragu, veal, and chocolate tiramisu.

Four Great Binding Tables And Workstations

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If you’ve already purchased your binding machine or laminator, you’ve probably opened the box and faced a daunting question: Where to put your new machine? Making room for your new device on an existing surface might be difficult or even impossible depending on how crowded your office is and the size of the machine. In that case, you’ll need to order a new table or workstation for your new machine. Here are four you should consider….

1. The Binding System Workstation. This product is a good choice if you need a roomy surface on which to place your binding machine. It has a strong metal frame to withstand heavy use and there are two locking casters so you can move the table to anywhere you need it. This table has six drawers in which you can store your supplies as well as clear plastic compartments that are great for keeping smaller items handy. The surface has a white epoxy finish and the device as a whole has the following dimensions: 36″ (height) x 18″ (depth) x 30″ (width).

2. The Heavy-Duty Binding Utility Station. This station is heavy-duty and will provide you with years of use. It has a large 36-inch wide work surface and a lot of shelves for storage of all of your supplies. In fact, there are three shelves under the table and two above, so you’ll have a ton of room for your supplies. The legs all have casters at the ends of them and the legs are metal so they’ll easily support the weight of your binding system. You can also use this product with laminators, guillotine and rotary trimmers, and so on. Plus, you’ll be able to assemble it easily without tools.

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3. The Laminating Workstation. If you own a roll laminator such as the GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65 or the Tamerica TC2700 27″ Roll Laminator, this is the workstation you need. It has metal racks that can store laminating film that’s up to 27″ long and it’s perfect for machines that use that size of film. The work table has a strong finish and your finished documents will be stored under the table until you remove them. This device has locking casters for easy transport and it can even be used to store a binding machine and supplies if you prefer. Its dimensions are 42″ (height) x 26″ (depth) x 29-1/2″ (width).

4. Rhin-O-Tuff RTT42 Adjustable-Height Ergonomic Binding Table. This table is adjustable so you can work at a height that’s comfortable for you and reduce the risk of work-related injuries. The height can range from 25″ to 44″, allowing you to punch and bind while either sitting or standing. There’s an optional side table you can use if you need a larger work area. The table is large enough to house any Rhin-O-Tuff punch or binding machine, and you can use devices from different manufacturers as long as they’re under 200 pounds.

As you can see, a workstation can give you the extra room you need for your new binder or laminator, as well as your supplies. Order one of these great products today so you can get your new machine set up and ready to go!

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Ukraine opposition candidate Yushchenko is suffering from a Dioxin intoxication, doctors say

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Ukraine opposition candidate Yushchenko is suffering from a Dioxin intoxication, doctors say

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Saturday, December 11, 2004

VIENNA – Doctors from the Rudolfinerhaus clinic in Vienna say “there is no doubt” Ukrainian opposition leader Victor Yushchenko was poisoned with Dioxin.

Yushchenko’s body had about 1,000 times more than the normal concentration of the toxin. It is unknown if there were any other poisons in his system.

Although it has not yet been proven that the poisoning was deliberate, doctors suspect it was. “We suspect a cause triggered by a third party,” said Michael Zimpfer, head doctor at the Rudolfinerhaus clinic. He suggested the poison may have been administered orally, through food or drink.

Today’s announcements are a follow-up of an earlier press conference, where Dr. Korpan that there were three hypotheses under consideration, one of them involving dioxin. He did not reveal what the other two hypotheses were. Dr. Michael Zimpfer, director of the Rudolfinerhaus clinic emphasized that time there was no proof yet to specify the substance causing the illness.

Yushchenko left Kiev on Friday (2004-10-12) for further examination in Vienna. When Yushchenko fell ill on October 6th, Ukrainian doctors had initially diagnosed food poisoning, leading to speculation that he had been poisoned deliberately. The illness has disfigured Yushchenko’s body and face which doctors say could take up to two years to heal.

He fell seriously ill on the September 6th, during his presidential campaign. Yushchenko was taken to the Rudolfinerhaus clinic of Vienna, where he stayed for four days under Dr. Korpan’s care. He was diagnosed with “acute pancreatitis, accompanied by interstitial edematous changes.” These symptoms were said to be due to “a serious viral infection and chemical substances which are not normally found in food products” as his campaign officials put it. In laymans terms, he developed an infection in the pancreas and got a bad skin condition that disfigured his face with cysts and lesions. The skin condition has similarities with the chloracne associated with dioxin posioning according to a British toxicologist John Henry.

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Blanc extends contract with Paris Saint-Germain by two years

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Blanc extends contract with Paris Saint-Germain by two years

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football manager Laurent Blanc has signed a two-year contract extension with the French Ligue 1 winners.

Blanc joined the Paris side in 2013, and helped them win consecutive titles in Ligue 1 and one domestic treble last season. Blanc took control of the club when Italian Carlo Ancelotti joined Real Madrid and won the UEFA Champions League title with them.

Of course, it’s a strong show of faith, and I’m very happy, also for my staff. A coach is nothing without his staff.

The contract extension means 50-year-old Blanc would be at the capital club till June 2018. “Of course, it’s a strong show of faith,” PSG’s website quoted his remarks, “and I’m very happy, also for my staff. A coach is nothing without his staff.”

Blanc was in the French squad of 1998, when they won the World Cup. Under him, PSG reached the Champions League quarter-finals twice, and the French national team reached the Euro 2012 quarter-finals as well.

Currently, PSG are 24 points ahead of AS Monaco as league toppers, without a single defeat and is to face Chelsea F.C. in the UEFA Champions League round of Last 16.

Blanc previously managed Bordeaux and won the league with them.

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Non Surgical Nose Job

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Correcting cosmetic nasal defects with Radiesse results in a high level of patient

Satisfaction and gives surgeons an option for patients not ready for rhinoplasty.

Until recently the only option open to patients who wanted to improve the appearance of their nose was surgical rhinoplasty, a procedure that requires general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, up to two weeks of downtime, significant postoperative pain and substantial expense. The full results of the surgery might not be completely known for several months, and surgical risks include scaring, infection and anesthesia complications. For patients with cosmetic nasal defects such as bumps, bulges, dents and asymmetry, it isn’t surprising that making the decisions to have rhinoplasty can be difficult. Now surgeons have an option that offers patients immediate, if temporary, relief from many of these bothersome nasal imperfections for less than $1,000.Seeing the results of this temporary solution can help some patients make up their mind to invest in the long-term surgical solution and offers others the ongoing option of correcting the defect on their own schedule when it fits their needs.

Patient Selection and Preparation

The nonsurgical nose job produces an extremely high degree of patient satisfaction. Patients find it hard to believe that with just 15 minutes of virtually painless, side wall or tip, surgeons can recontour the nose to address many of their dislikes about its appearance. While nonsurgical correction cannot decrease the size of a large nose or change the shape of the nostrils, it is ideal for patients with bumps or dents, sideways deviations or a droopy tip in those who are not emotionally or physically ready for surgery. Fillers can even be used to refine problems that persist after rhinoplasty, although patients with multiple rhinoplasties may be at risk for skin necrosis due to changes in blood supply related to surgical manipulation.

Just prior to the procedure, surgeons apply a topical mix of 60% lidocane/6% tetracaine to minimize pain. Injection sites are marked and the area is thoroughly cleansed with alcohol pads.

Procedure

Preferred filler for nose jobs is Radiesse (BioForm Medical), FDA-approved dermal filler consisting of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) suspended in a carboxy-methylcellulose gel. It is ideal for this procedure for several reasons:

Correction with Radiesse lasts longer than correction with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers-6 to 10 months with CaHa compared to 3 to 6 months with HA.

It provides more volume compared to Ha fillers; small amounts of Radiesse can result in great differences.

DETAILS

Calcium hydroxylapatite , a mineral found in bones and teeth, matches the consistency of the better than other dermal fillers.

Radiesse is a paste-like substance, which molds easily and is less likely to migrate compared to HA fillers, especially in an area like the nose where the filler may be under pressure due to the limited capacity of the nasal skin to expand. The procedure typically takes 15 minutes or less. Using a 27-guage, half-inch needle, Surgeons inject the filler into the subcutaneous tissues or super-periosteal plane and then mold it into shape. The amount of filler used ranges from 0.1cc to 0.5cc, based on the type of deformity. Nasal bridge construction on Asian or African American noses can require up to 1.0cc of Radiesse.

Surgeons apply ice immediately following the injections. Patients report little or no discomfort during the procedure.

Expected Results

Although there is no downtime and patients can return to work and general activities immediately, the nose can be slightly red and swollen, and the injection sites may be slightly sore for a day or two. There is a risk for skin necrosis as there is with any type of injection. I ask patients not to touch the area for a week, not to wear glasses (including sunglasses) and to forgo contact sports for a week. Patients are instructed to return for follow-up in two weeks.

There are no lasting side effects with this procedure, and the level of patient satisfaction is extremely high. The nonsurgical nose job is a simple, minimally invasive technique for patients who are interested in improving the appearance of their nose without undergoing rhinoplasty.

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SESHA SKIN THERAPY utilizes PETTM a revolutionary and FDA accredited delivery system, to deliver pharmaceutical grade antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins where they are needed most-below the skin’s surface.

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Pop culture celebrated at Fan Expo Canada 2016 in Toronto

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Pop culture celebrated at Fan Expo Canada 2016 in Toronto

Posted at October 15, 2017 @ 2:37 am by in Uncategorized

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The 22nd Fan Expo Canada took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend, attracting thousands to the event, one of the most popular in North America. Crossing between the genres of science fiction, horror, anime, fantasy and comics, the event sprawled throughout all corners of the facility. Hundreds of vendors offered products new and old, joined by celebrity guests like Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, and Margaret Atwood. Various local fan organizations were there in a charitable capacity, and thousands of fans donned costumes, many of which they themselves created.

Atwood, a Booker Prize-winner, was there to launch her graphic novel Angel Catbird, with illustrator Johnnie Christmas. Lee was making his final Canadian convention appearance, part of a larger farewell tour. Hamill’s schedule included a panel with Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, in which the Star Wars lead played the Joker.

Ubisoft, Microsoft, and PlayStation VR all had large areas set up for attendees to try their latest games. In the 20-minute PlayStation VR demonstration of Batman: Arkham VR, players are dropped down a secret elevator in Bruce Wayne’s manor, to the Bat Cave, to suit up. From there, the demonstration took players to investigate the murder of Nightwing.

The Northern Arena Esports Championship ran throughout the weekend, facing off teams of video gamers in a packed hall. Even in early rounds, the event was well attended, with the stands full of gamers, watching the matches with live colour commentary. The finals saw US team Cloud9 and Immortals, from Brazil, face off in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Both unbeaten teams going in, the Brazillian team won the championship and $50,000.

Gameplay was delayed during the “third map” (third round) of the finals, when one Immortals player was caught with their headset off. After nearly half an hour, the team was deducted a point, leading to a sudden but temporary rush of success by the US team.

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The Canadian garrison of 501st Legion returned with their setup of photo-ops, with proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Volunteer organization Comic Corps of Canada collects donations of comics, to distribute to children and youth in the hospital. Along with collecting comics on-site, the group was fundraising through raffles and button sales.

Other charitable fan-based groups included The Ontario Ghostbusters, Doctor Who Society of Canada, and Klingon Assault Group.

The thousands of cosplay outfits on parade around the various halls offered a tremendous cross-section of genres and eras of pop culture. The majority of outfits involved at least some elements made from scratch, a fantastic display of craftsmanship. Of the thousands, Wikinews spoke with a cosplayer going by the name “The Katherinator”. She was outside the building in the gardens, waiting for a photographer she had arranged to shoot her new Epic Mickey costumed character-style outfit. With shoes as wide as a forearm, and a rigid torso of carved foam, she remained exuberant even when caught in the traffic between halls, many hours into wearing the outfit.

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Public disclosure made of final report on deaths of nine in Finnish school shooting

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Public disclosure made of final report on deaths of nine in Finnish school shooting

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Friday, April 18, 2008

The Finnish National Bureau of Investigation yesterday released 600 pages of the 2,000 page final report into the Jokela school shooting. 18-year-old Pekka-Eric Auvinen opened fire at Jokela High School, killing eight before turning his gun on himself, receiving fatal wounds.

The remaining 1,400 pages of the report are to remain confidential. The public section reveals a number of problems that may have impacted on Auvinen’s decision to conduct the attack, but says that police failed to find any conclusive motive. Also released was an animation depicting events at the school.

The report says Auvinen had been bullied since the age of ten and concludes the extent of this problem was greater than previously thought. Auvinen suffered from anxiety and blushing, especially in lessons, and had been diagnosed with a panic disorder, for which he had been prescribed medication. Auvinen also suffered from sleep disorders and loneliness, and had few friends, although one former bully did go on to become a good friend of Auvinen’s. His mother said inability to settle on a suitable ideology contributed to Auvinen’s depression.

His parents had noticed and reacted to the bullying problem, but their intervention only served to worsen the situation. According to entries in Auvinen’s diary, he first began planning the shooting – which he gave the English name “Operation Main Strike” – about eight months prior to actually conducting the shooting.

Auvinen had told his mother that under certain circumstances he could approve of violence. He had often viewed web sites promoting violence and had a number of online contacts whom he discussed his ideas with. One of these was a United States teen arrested for planning a similar attack, and two others discussed the Columbine High School Massacre with him and traded videos they found online. However, there is no evidence he informed anyone of his plans until immediately prior to the attack.

The report called Auvinen a moderately good student, but noted his mental problems had impacted his performance at school. He had been interested in politics from an early age, being involved with the Centre Party, the Social Democratic Party, the Left Alliance, and the Finnish Communist Party.

“In the best case, this (attack) would create massive destruction and chaos, or even a revolution,” read one diary entry. “In any case, I want this to be remembered forever. Maybe I’ll even have a follower; after all, I am a super-person, almost God.” Another revealed he intended to “kill as many of you bastards as possible”. His diary also reveals he was aware he would be dead by the end of the attack.

He obtained a .22 calliber handgun which he named Catherine, having been denied a license for a 9mm gun, and submitted his plans online – including to YouTube – just 14 minutes prior to firing his first shots, having cycled to school. It was determined that, given the time-frame, there was little that could have been done by anyone who saw the material to prevent the attack. He fired 75 shots, 50 of which struck his eight fatally wounded victims, who were apparently chosen at random. Thirteen others were injured in the event.

The deceased were six students, the school headmistress and the school nurse. Auvinen shot at each several times in the region of the head and upper torso. He ultimately shot himself in the school toilet, and died in hospital from head wounds ten hours later, having never regained consciousness.

Police could not determine why he chose the date he did, although it was noted his online relationship with a foreign girl had ended just days before. It was also determined little could be done to predict and prevent future incidents, although one measure being sought is to require medical checks for gun licences and parental consent for prospective owners under 18.

The confidential section of the report discusses causes of death and police operations.

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‘Piano Man’ speaks and is identified, returns home to Germany

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‘Piano Man’ speaks and is identified, returns home to Germany

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The man known as just the ‘Piano Man‘ has left the hospital where he was staying and has returned home to his native Germany. He has finally spoken after four months of silence.

It turns out, according to British tabloid The Daily Mirror, that the man, aged 20, was from Germany but after losing his job in Paris, traveled to the UK through the Channel Tunnel. He was going to commit suicide when he was found by police on a Kent beach.

He refused to talk to authorities due to his distressed state. It appears that he had formerly worked with mental patients and copied what he saw from them to fool the doctors. Also according to the Mirror, the man was only able to tap the same piano key repeatedly, but hospital officials refute this. However, all of this information came from a single, unidentified source.

The man was found soaking wet on a beach in Kent in an expensive-looking suit from which all the labels had been removed.

Some people believed he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or that he was an autistic savant. Some also believed he was a Canadian eccentric, a French busker, a student from Norway, or Czech concert pianist Tomáš Strnad.

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