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Strathdee’s friends knew she was desperately searching for solutions, and one told her about an acquaintance with an intractable infection who had traveled to Eastern Europe to seek out a century-old cure. Strathdee spent days reading whatever she could find about it, and now she was composing a last-ditch email to the hospital’s head of infectious diseases, the person who would rule on whether they could use it to help her spouse.
So a second requirement is that a generous person’s motives in donating have to be primarily altruistic, or concerned with the wellbeing of those who would be helped, regardless of whether the donor will benefit in the process. If she does, that’s great! But if she doesn’t, that’s OK too. Her benefit is not the point. Note that I said ‘primarily’. Some self-interested reasons could be present, too. But the altruistic motives had better be stronger.
Senate supporters of the FCC rules put forward the legislation under the Congressional Review Act, a law that permits Congress to revisit — and reject — decisions by administrative agencies within a certain window of their approval. The resolution, or CRA for short, passed with the backing of all 49 Democratic senators and three Republicans: Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John N. Kennedy of Louisiana and Lisa A. Murkowski of Alaska.
"It should be a ray of hope for people in Ohio concerned with both political parties working together to get something done," said Rep. Kirk Schuring, a Canton Republican who worked on the proposal as part of a special bipartisan committee in the Ohio Legislature.
Five Ways to Save Serious Money on Car Repairs (from 2013, Thomas R.)
Now, the "good guys" aren't always your mom and pop mechanics. Sometimes you'll find them in a suburban dealership. Other times you'll find them in a gas station garage. If you hear someone tell you to avoid "X type of establishment" at all costs, reject their advice unless they have a specific place they suggest you go.
This may be the most difficult adjustment for anglers used to fishing from the bank, or the stable front deck of a boat. Even the most stable kayaks don’t have much room between the sitting surface and the water – making the standard two-handed windup cast a dicey proposition. Experienced kayak anglers cast one handed the majority of the time, with either baitcasting or spinning tackle, so it’s important to gear up accordingly. Instead of the super heavy flipping stick and 1 ounce jig, maybe opt to fish with lighter combos and more finesse tactics.
According to Lockheed Martin, the project will allow ComEd to take full advantage of work funded by two grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). One grant involves developing and testing a microgrid controller that will control the cluster of the Bronzeville microgrid and the microgrid at IIT. A second DOE grant is focused on studying how large amounts of solar PV and batteries can be integrated into a microgrid.
"When we reach 200 years of independent life we will take Costa Rica forward and celebrate … that we've removed gasoline and diesel from our transportation,” he promised during a victory speech.
The Ceres Community Project — its meals prepared for cancer patients by teenage sous-chefs — is at the forefront of the “food as medicine” approach increasingly embraced by physicians, health insurers, researchers and public health officials.
Gardening By The Moon 2018 (Thomas R.)
Old-time farmers swear that this practice results in a larger, tastier harvest. The editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Janice Stillman, explains more in our Gardening by the Moon video.
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