Buy local timber to avoid trouble: it works best, looks great and lasts longer

Have you ever stood on a timber deck and been concerned for your safety? Following a spate of “deck disasters” a group of Queensland timber merchants are encouraging consumers to use locally grown and manufactured building materials instead of imported products of dubious quality and origin. The Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network says builders and DIYers often receive bad advice, being told a timber species is suitable for certain applications when it’s not and sometimes sold a dodgy product. Spokesperson for the Network Rod McInnes said Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network members sell fit for purpose and true to label timber products grown and processed in Queensland from legally sourced logs grown in well managed forests. “This timber meets our high Australian standards so you can be confident that it will deliver the best performance,” said Rod McInnes. “Using Queensland grown timber also removes any risk of not complying with the Federal Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation that started in 2014,” he said “Consumers can rest assured that they’ve bought the right product for the job when the Accredited Queensland Timber Product logo is featured on the packaging.” Responding to a market need for practical advice all Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network staff receive training on the latest building regulations and technical aspects of timber application and use from Australia’s leading timber experts. “So you get the right product, the right a...
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Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones. As the bones start loosing their usual density they become weaker & are more likely to break. Studies have shown that every one in two women & every one in four men above the age of 50 tend to break bones due to osteoporosis. It can cause serious complications & appropriate measures must be taken to avoid extreme consequences. There is no exact cure for osteoporosis. The idea of the osteoporosis treatment process is to strengthen the bones in order to protect them. The treatment primarily consists of a combination of drugs and suitable lifestyle changes that help in minimising the rate of bone resorption. Preventive measures include a modification in the general lifestyle factors, doing more muscle-strengthening exercises and ensuring adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D.The medications used for osteoporosis treatment are anti-resorptive agents. Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of resorption in the bones overtakes the rate of bone formation. The anti-resorptive agents intend to inhibit the rate of resorption to put things back to a balanced state. Drugs are the most aggressive way to hinder bone loss. Bisphosphonates are the most commonly seen osteoporosis curing drugs. They decrease the risk of hip, wrist and spine fracture for those who are affected with osteoporosis. The different types of bisphosphonates used are alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) & zoledronic acid (Rec...
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Getting Your Money’s Worth With Hair Removal in Brisbane

Hair removal treatments are no walk in the park. They are obviously slightly painful, but having them done by experts can turn your hair removal appointments into anticipated spa dates and well worth the money you pay for them. With the number of spas and hair removal clinics in Brisbane, it is difficult to choose a clinic and expect the best results, not unless the clinic has the best reputation around. If you are searching for a clinic randomly, you could end up going to a clinic who will give you subpar service and and results that are below what you expected. How Hair Removal is Done Hair removal treatments use laser pulses to kill the hair by focusing the light on the pigment which absorbs the light and causes the death of the hair follicle. This means that you get a permanent, hair-free, smooth skin, with no need to use temporary hair removal products and procedures such as depilatories and waxing just to get the same results. Hair removal is the removal of hair from various parts of the body, not just on the obvious places such as the legs and back. You can also have hair removal done on your face, your chest and other places where hair should not be. Hair removal clinics and spas offer related services such as chemical facial peels, treatments for various skin conditions such as psoriasis, sun damage and pigmentation. How to Choose Your Hair Removal Clinic Technology Use a clinic that uses the latest in hair removal technology if you want safe and clean procedures....
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Reflections on Life

Life – what is life! Life can be described in many ways and has many facets and interpretations. It presents us with an ongoing stream of experiences of situations, events and interactions of all kinds with other people and our environment. It is creation in its magnificent splendour - the original bringing into existence of the universe by God. For humans it is a journey encompassing all the seasons, colour and streams of life’s experiences. The miracle of new life in any form of creation brings wonder and amazement as we become aware of the intrinsic formation of such an unexplainable divine plan. For humans there are many rituals and traditions that help celebrate the different seasons and significant moments in life. A welcoming of a new child might entail a ritual of a Christening or Blessing in the Christian tradition or perhaps a Naming Ceremony for those less religious. In other cultures and belief systems children are welcomed in a variety of ways but none-the-less mostly it is found to be a joyful celebration of the miracle of new birth. Life can sometimes be brief - the miracle taken back from where it began just as life is beginning – the mystery of why these sad experiences happen not to be explained. Life changes for humans as the body grows and life is experienced in new ways. Learning takes place as the brain develops and intelligence is gained and used for the betterment of human kind. At times the human body suffers from physical limitations this being a cha...
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Forensic Analysis Developments

Mirroring the rapid evolution and ubiquity of technology over the last few decades, advances in technology has made sizeable contributions to the field of forensics. These manifest themselves not as entirely original technologies, but innovations in existing technologies in order to increase effectiveness and reduce costs. Some of these advances include: Automated Sniffer Dogs Police dogs such as bloodhounds are a legendary image of policework and forensics, and their ability to identify and track scents have made them invaluable police assets for decades. They are especially useful in the location and identification of cadavers. However they may soon become anachronistic, as Agile Technologies has developed a device that serves the same function with much more accurate readings. The Light-weight Analyzer for Buried Remains and Decomposition Odor Recognition, or LABRADOR for short, is an apparatus made up of 12 sensors that can identify 30 classes of chemicals that are emitted by decaying bodies. Using the visual display, the LABRADOR can identify bodies with a higher accuracy than dogs can, which can be misled by false readings by air and water movement. Operated like a metal detector, a LABRADOR can find a body buried in a 40 acre field to an accuracy of 15 metres. This drastically reduces the time and labour required to locate missing bodies, and removes the cost of raising and caring for specialized police dogs. Fluorescent Fingerprint Enhancement Forensic investigation o...
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