Military Ceremony in Gaza

Hamas Designated As A Terrorist Group By Egyptian Court

Cairo, Egypt- A court in Egypt has recently ruled that Hamas is to be considered a terrorist organization. Hamas is an Islamic group that resides mostly in the Gaza strip. The group was already at a bad relationship with the Egyptian government when the former president of the country, Mohammed Morsy, was ousted from office in a coup last 2013. The change in leadership angered the group which made them launch several attacks and protests in Egypt.
The Egyptian former president was a devout member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist political organization and it has a deep bond with the Hamas organization. When Morsy was kicked out of office in the summer of 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood was labeled as a terrorist group several months later.

Egypt as a mediator between Israel and Pakistan

Hamas leaders and members condemned the decision made by the Egyptian court. The spokesperson for the terror organization said that the decision was not foreseen and one that is dangerous targeting the people of Palestine. He further stated that Egypt’s judgment will deeply hurt the reputation of Egypt.

Egypt has been a neutral nation to the bickering between Israel and Palestine. For years it has played a very important role in the peace negotiations between the warring parties. Egypt’s reputation was that one that is impartial. With the new high court ruling, this will surely create a new turn for the mediator role of Egypt.
The Egyptian court that made the ruling is the Urgent Matters Court. The court decision was based on evidences that Hamas supported insurgents and have series of attacks in the Sinai Peninsula. This region has been under hostility for recently.

On another note, the armed wing of the terror group, al Qassam Brigades, was also ruled as a terrorist group by Egypt’s Urgent Matters Court last month.


Hamas is an organization founded in Palestine. It is a Palestinian Islamic group but has been designated by several countries to be a terrorist group. Among the countries that expressed blatant comments that the group is terroristic as evidenced by their activities are the United States, Australia, Japan, Israel, United Kingdom and Canada. In Jordan, the government prohibits the entry of Hamas members. In other countries such as China, Iran, Qatar and Turkey, the organization is not perceived as a terrorist organization.

The Questions To Ask When Hiring A Tree Removal Service

The Questions To Ask When Hiring A Tree Removal Service

There are a lot of reasons why you need to remove a tree in your property. First, if a tree poses a risk to your safety such as when its branches are nearly touching your windows, when it is diseased or decayed and would be best to put down, or when the tree is planted near a power line. However, cutting down or removing a tree can be a very dangerous job. While you may want to work on the tree yourself, it is recommended that you hire professional tree surgeons to remove the tree for you because they are more capable of handling the job.

When you are hiring a tree removal service, you should know that there are numerous companies out there that offer tree removal services but not all of them are honest companies. Finding the right company will be a challenge. To help you a bit, here are questions that you should be asking when looking for a tree removal service.

  1. Do they have license and insurance? These are two important business aspects that every reputable business should and if they can’t provide you with a copy, then that is a clear sign that you should hang the phone. Licenses and insurance show that a business is certified by your county or state to practice a certain trade or profession.
  2. Do they have references to show? No matter where you find these companies, it is important that you ask them for references of their previous work. You are looking for a certified tree removal service with enough experience to conduct a clean work.
  3. Will they give you an estimate even on the phone? For some businesses, estimates are given only when the professional has inspected the job that needs to be done, with tree removal however, they should be able to give a clear estimate even if they only have your words as basis.
  4. How long will the task take? The length of the task is part of the estimate that is why it is important that you ask references and call former clients to ask them whether the company had stick to the length of time they had given.
  5. What kind of equipment will they be using? If they are lacking in equipment then that means they don’t have enough experience or skill to do an effective job.
  6. Are they asking for a down payment? Good and reputable companies like Ark Fencing and Tree Work will never ask for a down payment. Remember that.
US Federal Reserve Increases Interest Rates by 0.25 Percent

US Federal Reserve Increases Interest Rates by 0.25 Percent

It has been all over the news now that the US Federal Reserve has raised its interest rates by .25 percent points. This is the first increase that it did since 2006. The move takes the range of rates that banks offer in order to lend each other overnight. The Federal Funds rate is between .25% and .5%. This move is deemed to make ripples all around the world. This will also increase the pressure on UK to raise their rates.

This move by the Federal Reserve will mean higher borrowing costs for economies that are still developing wherein many of which are already seeing considerable slow growth in their respective economies. The rates in the US have been near zero since the year 2008. There are also certain concerns that a rise will compound the slowdown as higher rates in the United States will strengthen the dollar. The dollar is the currency in which many countries borrow. It will place US policy at odds with the policies set in Europe where even easier borrowing terms are now implemented. The European Central Bank this month announced that it will cut overnight deposit rates and will also be extending a 60 billion euro stimulus program. The Bank of England voted to keep rates at hold at .5 percent and its next move in the interest rates is not expected until the late 2016.

The rise in the US rate was unanimous. The US central bank also increased its projection for the economic growth next year from 2.3 percent to about 2.4 percent. This suggests that the bank will not think the increase in rate will damage growth. US share markets also jumped in response to the hike. The Dow Jones also went up from a 50 point rise to be at 70 points and it later added that it will close up 224 points which is a 1.3 percent gain.

After a decade of global economic effort and an experiment in order to save the world from financial disaster, the Federal Reserve has decided to try a touch of normalization. Businesses will be affected with this move even those who are selling Paper Mart boxes and other retail goods.


What To Consider Before Buying A New Bed Set

If you would think about all the items that are important in your life, your bed is probably one of the most important necessities you have. It is where you spend a majority of your time at home and it is also the place where your most intimate moments happen. Sleep is important for people and a good sleep can only be achieved with the help of a good bed. Ideally, it is recommended that a person get at least 8 hours of sleep and although this may not happen for most people, it is safe to say that people spend a lot of time in their beds. So when you do have to buy a new bed, know that you are not only buying something to sleep on, you are also making a big decision.

So before you buy a new bed, here are some things that you should be considering.

  1. The size of the bed. Size is one of the most important factors when buying a new bed. Take note of the size of your room. Make sure that the bed would be able to fit your room. If you have a small bedroom, it wouldn’t be ideal to fit in a king size bed. Also, you would need to consider the person who will use it. If it is for your kid, then you would have to go for kids beds that are ideal for his/her age. If it is you, make sure you are comfortable with the size. If you are going to share the bed, make sure you two would fit the bed and still remain comfortable.
  2. Set a budget. You shouldn’t be impressed by the price of a bed because it has nothing to do with the quality. You would need to set a good budget for the bed and make sure you stick to it.
  3. How the bed is made. Beds nowadays are made from various materials such as memory foam, innerspring mattress, air mattress, etc. It is important that you know what the bed is made of and make sure it suits you.
  4. There are people who would be able to sleep on a board while there are others who are comfortable with thick feather beds. Both are acceptable firmness as long as you get the right support that your body needs.
  5. Bed Frame. This is important with the foundation of the bed. It is important to have heavyweight casters so that the bed frame is able to last on several beds.

Continued Increase In Sailing Enthusiasts

In the field of sailing, the Sydney Harbour is known to be gathering a lot of attention lately from different parts of the world. With this, the Lake Burley Griffin is also proud to announce that they are also gaining a lot of interests from sailing enthusiasts. As proof, the number of young sailors who are enrolling continues to rise.

According to the data submitted by the sailing school in Canberra Yacht Club, there are more than a thousand students that are currently enrolled for their course in the coming season. The number comes as a surprise as there is more than five per cent increase. Steve Hart, the manager of the sailing school, revealed that the previous season there is also an increase of around 10 per cent which is composed of 600 tackers that are in between the age range of 7 to 11 years old. These tackers are starting as early as they can in the water.

Hart is also proud to say that, last year, their sailing school holds the title of the having the highest rate of tackers in Australia.He also mentioned how their school has a great location; the water is flat and the breezes around are gentle which makes the learning experience safer and the equipment used by the school are all modern and the latest there is.

Hart claimed that the increase in the number of their enrollees can be attributed to the amazing performances that were showcased by the team from Australia during the last Olympics which was held in London. During those time, the team was able to bring to the country three gold medals and one silver which is the best achievement compared to other countries.

The tackers program which is offered by the school holds the highest increase rate and it also helps sailing level with other sports when it comes to early participation. After the tackers program which is devoted for ages 7 to 11 is the toppers program designed for ages 12 to 17.

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Plumbing Safety: What You Need To Know

Know that home improvement projects do not always require the need for professional help. Sometimes, these projects are simple enough for you to be doing on your own. When this happens, you will be able to save money by cutting on professional fees. However, just because you are able to handle an improvement project doesn’t mean you can disregard your safety. You should remember that even DIY projects have their own risks to safety and it would be best if you are always on the high alert, if not a little cautious.

Plumbing projects for example, are best handled by professionals like those from Pro-Jett Plumbing & Drainage. But if you do opt to do the project on your own, such as simple repairs to replacements, you should know the basics of plumbing safety.


  • It would help if you are well-informed. Before you start working on a project, it would be best if you check for local building and plumbing codes, whether or not you would be requiring permits. Although simple projects may not require you anything, it would still do you good if you take some time to research.
  • Your eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of your body that is why you should always wear protective eye covering in order to ensure their safety. Wear protective goggles or safety glasses whenever you are doing a home improvement project.
  • Although you would be pretty much work with your hands, it is still important give priority to their safety. You can do this by wearing safety gloves. Remember, your hands are the most exposed part during the project and they can come into contact with anything that is why you should take extreme caution with their safety.
  • You should also avoid inhaling toxic chemicals or particles that can harm your lungs. Make sure that you always wear a face mask whenever necessary.
  • Getting a helper doesn’t mean you have to call on professionals. Know that you can ask your friends or your family to help you out with your project. Just make sure to treat them afterwards.

Safety Inside The Boiler Room

Safety procedures inside the boiler room should be exercised at all times by the workers. Accidents usually occur as a result of being negligent to the safety procedures or because of the failure of the boiler equipment. If ever an accident will occur, the boiler operator should be able to quickly act on his feet. There are established emergency procedures which will reduce the possibility of injuries or damage to equipments. All accidents in the boiler room should be reported regardless of what their nature is. The fuels used in the boiler room are flammable and will present a fire hazard. The boiler operator will be responsible in preventing fire in the boiler room.

Accidents in the boiler room

The accidents in the boiler room can happen any time and at the moment that you least expect it. Even though if there are safety procedures at place there is still the possibility of accidents. Injuries which result from accidents should be handled intelligently and quickly. The boiler operator who is very much engaged and familiar with the equipment and facility will know how to react every time there is an emergency. All injuries, no matter how small it might be should be treated immediately. Serious injuries will require one to notify qualified people. All accidents will be reported regardless of what the nature of the accident is. Serious problem will usually occur regarding insurance claims if ever complications arise which is a result of a previous accident that was not placed in file or was not reported to authorities at all. Accident reports will include the following information: time, date and place of accident, name of injured person, immediate supervisor, nature of the injury and the cause of the accident as well as what the injured person was doing during the time of the accident. The reports made during accidents are used in documenting the plant safety records.

Fire prevention in the boiler room

Fire prevention inside the boiler room is important because of the combustible nature of the substances used inside the boiler room. It is therefore important that boiler repairs be done when the boiler will malfunction.

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