D.C. Firefighters To Protect The Youth

Firefighters of D.C. are being sent out for late night patrols and day troops in high-crime areas to offer protection to residents who are now enrolled in the city’s youth jobs programs. This will improve the safety of the city especially of the residents during the course of their respective jobs. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has issued the order to avoid similar problems that occurred in the last year’s summer youth employment program where muggings and other crimes had been reported. Spokesman of the D.C. Fire and Emergency medical Services, Lon Walls said that firefighters will not act as policemen but serves as a deterrent with their uniform presence. Still, the union officers question the order of Mayor Gray in sending these people to the worst corners of the city...

Washington D.C. Office Market Retains its Growth

The Washington, D.C. office market continues to have a flourishing track record with the total office space absorption in 2010 within the city limits was 4.3 million square feet, a record breaker.According to CB Richard Ellis, about 78% of the growth in the office market in 2010 came from the government sector. This occupies about 40% of the entire city’s office space. The said improvement in the market is enough to keep the local office market fit for the remaining months of 2011. For the first three months, the leasing activity is increasing. This is much higher as compared to the first three months in any year since 2006. In addition, this first three months, more than $1.5 billion of properties traded hands in comparison to the 2010 $2.6 billion in total....

MIT Demonstrates Solar Panels On Paper

Last year, news reports showed that MIT research had developed a solar panel that can be printed on paper. Recently, the journal Advanced Materials by Karen Gleason and colleagues provided the details about the technology. The researchers of MIT had printed solar cells on the layer of PET plastic. They folded it 1,000 times and still find it viable to work effectively. Ordinary uncoated paper or plastic can also be utilized in the project. The paper photovoltaic arrays are made via an oxidative chemical vapor disposition process with less than 120 degrees Celsius in temperature. The researchers of MIT claim that the overall procedure in making printed solar cells is cheap and easy, similar to inkjet printing. Multiple layers with a paper mask are utilized in...

Dalai Lama Dispenses Marriage Advice During the World Peace Goal

It was a glorious day for people crowding at the Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. as the Dalai Lama himself imparted excellent marriage advice to everyone present at this recent event. Thousands of people gathered at the Capitol grounds in the West Front of the Capitol building to hear the wonderful advice by the Dalai Lama for a successful married life. The Spiritual master said that many women are now spending a great deal of money on makeup and beauty but that this is not the secret to a happy married life. The Dalai Lama said, “Making your face beautiful is good, but in the meantime you must pay more attention about your inner beauty. With inner beauty you will find a good companion. Without paying much attention about inner beauty, only external beauty,...

Home Remodeling | Factors to Consider

There are certain factors to considering when you plan to remodel your house. Although one of the reasons why you intend for a house remodeling is to enhance the outlook of your house, for some people, this is to increase the house value when it is time to sell their houses. Some improvements such as landscaping, repainting and even replacing some old fixtures in the house will increase its appeal. This will be much easier in case you want your house to be sold in the future. Before you implement any plans in house remodeling, there are certain guidelines you must consider. One is the value of other homes in the neighborhood. Although you intend to remodel your house fully and fix a much higher price compared to other houses for sale in your neighborhood,...