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2010 had been an eventful year for America in politics. The Obama administration continues to face challenges; Democrats and Republicans made triumphs and compromises, and the Tea Party Movement grows stronger. Here’s a review of the top 10 news of 2010.

1. Health Care Reform is Signed into Law
Democrats spent a big part of 2009 attempting to pass a comprehensive health care reform. On March 22, 2010, they finally rallied together leading to the reform being passed (within a narrow margin). It was signed by the President four days later. Called the ObamaCare, it is undoubtedly the most significant health care reform in decades.

2. Sarah Palin Mania
The former Vice-President candidate has become the most visible Republican in the country. Since 2009, Sarah Palin has refined her ability to generate media attention and popularity and has become a considerable political clout. She made headlines both in a positive and negative light, and comes only second to Obama for being the most followed American politician today.

3. Afghanistan
In 2010, America lost the lives of 497 soldiers in the war in Afghanistan. However, the story failed to gather the appropriate public attention. This news is definitely important, but it seems the significance is lost to an American public thats already too tired of the conflict and the continuing loss it brings.

4. The Bush Tax Cuts
Amidst criticisms from the progressives, President Obama reached a compromise with Republicans to extend tax cuts for the wealthy for an additional two years. In return, the GOP grants Obama a 13 month extension of unemployment benefits plus a number of provisions.

5. SB1070 Controversy
After the Arizona Legislature passed the controversial illegal immigration enforcement bill SB1070 in April, the Obama administration sued the state before the new law could be enacted, contending that the legislation encroached upon the federal government’s jurisdiction to control the state’s pesky illegal immigration problem.

6. The Continued Decline of the U.S. Economy’s
Jobless recovery became a popular term around mid of 2010, but the so-called economic recovery didnt feel like a recovery at all. The federal government may infuse a lot of cash to the economy, but it hasnt done anything to convince Americans that the recession was over. A weak housing sector and continued high unemployment rate is more than enough evidence to the contrary.

7. The High Unemployment Rate
One of the biggest news of 2010 was the continued efforts by Democrats to make unemployment benefits last, which has forced Republicans to concede extending the federal benefits plan incrementally throughout the year. In exchange, Republicans get to extend the Bush Tax Cuts across the board.

8. Republicans Take Back the House
Republicans gained the majority in the House of Representatives. Their win in the 2010 midterm election will grant the GOP increasing power with which to barricade President Obama over the next two years.

9. The Tea Party Movements Influence Grows
Delaware Republican Christine ODonnells win in the states Senate primary election caused everyone to consider the Tea Party Movement as a considerable and growing force in American politics. As the Tea Party continues to gain power in 2011, most conservatives believe the mainstream GOP will be forced to embrace it. If not, party leaders may very well see a shakeup of revolutionary proportions.

10. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
The Gulf oil spill can’t miss being in the top 10 news of 2010. Dominating the news for well over four months, it easily caused great political and economic repercussions to the whole country. The tragedy caused President Obama to face claims of inadequate response and has similarly damaged Republicans who made a number of verbal gaffes during the crisis.

Gabriel Castle is a writer for GoodPorkBadPork.com and an account processor for PARS Media Group, LLC. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Foundation of agriculture remains weak, long-term constraints have not yet eradicated, and some will further increase, new conflicts and problems have appeared, some difficult to predict, 2010 will be a complex and difficult year.

In the just-concluded central conference on rural work, the central leadership pointed out that once in 2009, facing a major test of natural disasters, and unusual fluctuations in domestic and international markets for agricultural products adversely affected, “three rural” the difficulties, tenacious struggle to consolidate and develop the good situation of agriculture in rural areas, in order to expand domestic demand and promote economic recovery provides a basis to better support.

In response to continuing financial crisis in relations Key Time, agricultural and rural economic development still faces many new contradictions and problems, in particular, in industrialization and urbanization are accelerating under the influence of the external environment, agriculture and rural economy, complex, internal constraints highlighted. 6 years in a row to maintain a fruitful starting point to continue to increase production of food more difficult to achieve stable and rapid development of agriculture and rural economy compound the challenges. Therefore, efforts to increase urban and rural development and consolidate the “three rural” development based on expansion of domestic demand for growth in the entire country of great significance.

Five weak links to be solved Although the harvest of grain
2009, but cotton candy and other industrial raw materials feed crop production has declined, from one aspect that the current situation facing agriculture and rural development is still very severe, a heavier workload, the situation is not optimistic.

Agricultural production less efficient. Mainly because of the current production of a large number of rural households diversify agricultural production efficiency is low, the individual peasant economy against market risks and natural disasters is clearly insufficient. With the current industrialization and urbanization, the family dispersed organizational form of production operations by the challenges of market economy, individual peasant economy of resources, information and all aspects of agricultural market and price fluctuations in supply and demand severe asymmetry, leading to more efficiency in agricultural production declining trend. In this situation, part of the decline in agricultural production, decline in agricultural production, agricultural issues such as excessive price fluctuations may occur at any time. Imports of agricultural products and agricultural products in international market price fluctuations will also impact agricultural production.

Agricultural products are difficult not been effectively resolved. History of the world economy, with agricultural science and technology, including seed, fertilizer, Agricultural Machinery And other agricultural technology development and application of agricultural labor productivity reaches a certain level, agricultural production and agricultural surplus as the outstanding problems, which include the United States, France and other developed countries in the process of agricultural development occurred in recent years My problem is the variety of agricultural products are difficult to reflect this economic laws at work. Agriculture in the 90’s, after solving the food problem in the new century, the main problem facing the problem of excess agricultural products, if not properly solved, is bound to happen, “grain prices are low farmers.” The issue will directly affect the peasants producing, waste agricultural resources. Therefore, the development of modern agriculture in addition to ensuring the supply of agricultural products, the regulation of agricultural resources to increase the scientific and attach importance to agricultural products are difficult to solve the problem.

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2010 had been an eventful year for America in politics. The Obama administration continues to face challenges; Democrats and Republicans made triumphs and compromises, and the Tea Party Movement grows stronger. Here’s a review of the top 10 news of 2010.

1.  Health Care Reform is Signed into Law

Democrats spent a big part of 2009 attempting to pass a comprehensive health care reform. On March 22, 2010, they finally rallied together leading to the reform being passed (within a narrow margin). It was signed by the President four days later. Called the ObamaCare, it is undoubtedly the most significant health care reform in decades.

2.  Sarah Palin Mania

The former Vice-President  candidate has become the most visible Republican in the country. Since 2009, Sarah Palin has refined her ability to generate media attention and popularity and has become a considerable political clout. She made headlines both in a positive and negative light, and comes only second to Obama for being the most followed American politician today.

3.  Afghanistan

In 2010, America lost the lives of 497 soldiers in the war in Afghanistan. However, the story failed to gather the appropriate public attention. This news is definitely important, but it seems the significance is lost to an American public that’s already too tired of the conflict and the continuing loss it brings.

4.  The Bush Tax Cuts

Amidst criticisms from the progressives, President Obama reached a compromise with Republicans to extend tax cuts for the wealthy for an additional two years. In return, the GOP grants Obama a 13 month extension of unemployment benefits plus a number of provisions.

5.  SB1070 Controversy

After the Arizona Legislature passed the controversial illegal immigration enforcement bill SB1070 in April, the Obama administration sued the state before the new law could be enacted, contending that the legislation encroached upon the federal government’s jurisdiction to control the state’s pesky illegal immigration problem.

6.  The Continued Decline of the U.S. Economy’s

“Jobless recovery” became a popular term around mid of 2010, but the so-called economic recovery didn’t feel like a recovery at all. The federal government may infuse a lot of cash to the economy, but it hasn’t done anything to convince Americans that the recession was over. A weak housing sector and continued high unemployment rate is more than enough evidence to the contrary.

7.  The High Unemployment Rate

One of the biggest news of 2010 was the continued efforts by Democrats to make unemployment benefits last, which has forced Republicans to concede extending the federal benefits plan incrementally throughout the year. In exchange, Republicans get to extend the Bush Tax Cuts across the board.

8.  Republicans Take Back the House

Republicans gained the majority in the House of Representatives.  Their win in the 2010 midterm election will grant the GOP increasing power with which to barricade President Obama over the next two years.

9.  The Tea Party Movement’s Influence Grows

Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell’s win in the state’s Senate primary election caused everyone to consider the Tea Party Movement as a considerable and growing force in American politics. As the Tea Party continues to gain power in 2011, most conservatives believe the mainstream GOP will be forced to embrace it. If not, party leaders may very well see a shakeup of revolutionary proportions.

10.  Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Gulf oil spill can’t miss being in the top 10 news of 2010.  Dominating the news for well over four months, it easily caused great political and economic repercussions to the whole country. The tragedy caused President Obama to face claims of inadequate response and has similarly damaged Republicans who made a number of verbal gaffes during the crisis.

 

Gabriel Castle is a writer for GoodPorkBadPork.com and an account processor for PARS Media Group, LLC. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In the Building Code of Australia, BCA Section J sets the criteria for a building to satisfy the energy efficiency requirements of the BCA in order to satisfy the Local Government Area Council of a development for issuing a Construction Certificate. Since the introduction of the BCA 2010, Section J has seen the most significant changes compared to all other sections of the BCA and energy efficiency requirements of this section has become far more stringent compared to previous releases of the BCA. Not only the structure of this section is changed, there are many new technologies and elements in relation to the energy efficiency performance of a commercial building that now must be evaluated versus the BCA Section J requirements.
BCA Section J 2010 addresses the following elements of the building design with regard to energy efficiency requirements:

Building Fabric
Glazing
Sealing
Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems
Artificial Lighting and Power
Hot Water Supply, Swimming Pool and Spa Plants
Access for Maintenance and Facilities for Monitoring

For the first time, BCA 2010 renewable energy is considered a form of reduction in Green House Gas Emission of a development and its utilization in a building is now recognized. Also it is required that a development to obtain its energy from a source that has a Green House Gas Intensity of less than 100 g CO2-e/MJ of thermal energy load or from other renewable or reclaimed energy sources. This practically means that you must utilize the Natural Gas as the source of energy in your development wherever available and for any means of energy generation which it can be used adequately. The Verification Method using the reference building in the BCA Section J 2010 is now more detailed and use of renewable energy is recognized in the simulation. All Deemed to Satisfy Parts i.e. Parts J0 to J8 are more or less changed. Part J4 is now left Blank and its provisions are scattered in other parts in a more appropriate manner. Swimming Pools, Spa Plants and energy consumption monitoring devices are also totally new in 2010 version.

What these changes mean to building industry professionals is a very scenario specific matter. Some of the more advanced commercial buildings in Australia already surpassing the energy efficiency requirements of the new BCA by a considerable amount to satisfy requirements of other sustainability schemes like Green Star, NABERS or BEEC for promotional purposes but for some developers and building owners the new BCA Section J provisions might seem overwhelming and very taxing on the design and construction budgets. Eventually as the BCA regulations are being enforced there would be more technology and public awareness to satisfy the energy efficiency requirements of the BCA Section J but for the current transitional period of moving into a much higher level of energy efficiency in a short time period, there will be many situations when the building design is finished while a BCA Section J assessment has not been performed during the design stage. It is now more likely than before that a building does not satisfy the requirements of the BCA and drastic and major changes are required in the layout, insulation level, windows and appliance performance, lighting etc before a commercial building can achieve a Construction Certificate from Australian Local Government Authority Councils.

Talking from experience, the most confusing scenarios which unfortunately lead to the least educated solutions arise when councils want a BCA Section J report to be submitted for an alterations and additions project where only a number of walls or windows are being replaced following the energy efficiency provisions of the BCA and the buildings envelope integrity is not preserved. The results are more adequate for new developments when the whole buildings envelop and its services are being designed under a single unified energy efficiency approach. If you want to know more about BCA Section J in general please visit my BCA Section J page and its associated pages at Eco Certificates Website.

– Australian Building Code Board web site
– Building Code of Australia 2010 Volume 1
– Eco Certificates website BCA Section J