Submitted by: Chris Bryant

A Cisco home lab is an invaluable study tool when you’re preparing for CCNA and CCNP exam success. Once you’ve gotten a couple of routers and switches, you’ll quickly get tired of moving that blue console cable every time you want to configure a different device. The solution to this problem is purchasing and configuring an access server (AS).

For those of you new to access servers, note that these are not white boxes running Microsoft operating systems. These are Cisco routers that allow you to connect to all the routers and switches in your home lab without moving a cable. You can physically or logically connect to the access server and work with all your devices from there.

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When you’re pricing access servers, please remember that you do NOT need an expensive AS. Right now on ebay there are access servers costing up to $5000 – this is NOT what you want to buy. What you’re looking for is something like a 2509 or 2511, which is going to run you anywhere from $100 – $200. It’s money well spent, because once you get an AS, you’ll really wonder how you ever did without it.

The only additional hardware you need is the cable that will physically connect your AS to the other routers and switches in your home lab. The cable you need is called an octal cable, so named because one end of this cable is actually eight ends, all terminated with a numbered RJ-45 connector.

The large end of the cable is going to be connected to the AS itself. The cable will connect to a port on the AS that will have “async 1-8” directly above the physical port. It is this port that makes an AS different from other Cisco routers.

Once you’ve got your AS and this cable, you’re ready to configure your AS. Connect the cable to the AS as described above, and then you will connect one of the RJ-45 connectors to the console port of each one of your routers and switches. Make sure to note the number that’s on the cable itself right below the connector, because that’s very important. In the next part of this home lab tutorial, I’ll tell you exactly how to configure your access server for best results, along with a few troubleshooting tips.

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Dock worker killed by snapped cable
February 27, 2017

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

A dock worker on the Panamanian cargo vessel Ma Altair was killed when a cable snapped and threw him through the air. Witnesses say that the 54 year old worker was struck on his right side by a 1-1/2 inch cable being used to unload steel products.

Authorities were notified at 8:10 am CDT (1310 UTC). The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Snapped cables are a significant occupational hazard, capable of maiming and dismembering people nearby. Equipment struck by cables snapping under load is often destroyed.

Thai government reportedly planning Internet censorship
February 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2006

According to a report in the Bangkok Post, the Thai government’s Public Relations Department is considering blocking the website of Manager Online as a possible instigator of “social chaos”.

The report claims that a document was submitted to the Communications Authority of Thailand urging a block be issued against the site as the current calls for participation in anti-government rallies by outspoken government critic Sondhi Limthongkul may be a threat to social order.

Other reports claim that CAT Telecom cut off a live satellite broadcast by Sondi on the ASTV satellite network on Tuesday evening during a discussion related to a planned anti-government rally on February 4.

Thousands of trapped miners rescued in South Africa
February 27, 2017

Thursday, October 4, 2007

As many as 3,200 mine workers became trapped in the in Elandsrand mine, a gold mine in South Africa about 50 miles (80 km) west of Johannesburg in Carletonville, Gauteng, after an incident on October 3. All miners have been rescued, and none of them were injured. The mine is owned by Harmony Gold Mining Corporation.

The mining company says that a lift electrical cable broke on a basket that was carrying miners, trapping thousands at least 2,200 meters (1.3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Reports from MSNBC and the Guardian Unlimited say that the shaft may have collapsed when a water or air pipe burst. The rescue operation went well with no complications, with the rescue taking just under 24 hours to complete.

“They were underground when the accident happened and they were not able to surface because an electric feeder cable that is connected to the mine lift was severed,” said a spokeswoman for the mining company, Amelia Soares. The snap was caused by a “fatigued” air pipe which burst and fell down the shaft damaging the “steelwork and electrical feeder cords,” added Soares. “They are all in good condition.”

“They are all safe. There have been no injuries or deaths,” said CEO of Harmony mining, Graham Briggs who also said that the miners were previously contacted and were given “food and water.”

Earlier reports had stated that Lesiba Seshoka, a spokesman with the National Union of Mineworkers, said that the miners have not been heard from for hours and that they could have been enduring temperatures as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).

“This is a terrible situation. The only exit is blocked, probably by a fall of ground,” said Seshoka.

Rescue workers used a mine shaft that is next to the damaged one in an attempt to reach the trapped miners, and lifted them out, 75 at a time. There was no emergency exit in the shaft which is reported to have “not been maintained for ages,” added Seshoka.

“An escape route is the most important thing and they have failed miserably. They need to ensure that the shaft is maintained. This is why we have this disaster. Our main worry is for more than 3,000 people who are underground,” said National Union of Mineworkers for S. Africa chairman, Deon Boqwana.

Current reports say that “negligence” was the initial cause for the pipe burst and that there has been a history of negligence from the mine. “We suspect negligence. Because of continuous operations there is no time to make adequate checks,” said the President of the Miners union, Senzeni Zokwana to reporters during a news conference.

The Elsrand mine is currently under development and has been since February 2001 when Harmony bought the mine. Officials state that the mine will remain closed for a minimum of six weeks, while an investigation is performed, and the mine is deemed safe for miners to continue working in it.

The mine is located in the Witwatersrand Basin of South Africa, which is said to be the location of the largest area of raw gold on the planet.

Buy Fresh Leads – Helping Your Business Grow With Smooth Pace!



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Canada’s Etobicoke—Lakeshore (Ward 5) city council candidates speak
February 26, 2017
This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Monday, October 30, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Etobicoke—Lakeshore (Ward 5). Two candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include John Chiappetta, Joseph Mignone, Peter Milczyn (incumbent), Arthur Roszak, and Bojidar Tchernev.

Interviewed are newcomer Joseph Mignone, and incumbent Peter Milczyn. Click on either of their names to read their responses.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

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U.S. Conference Board says leading economic indicators rose 1.2% in May
February 26, 2017

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Conference Board, a non-profit global business organization, said on Thursday that its index of leading economic indicators in the United States rose by 1.2% last month, the second consecutive increase. The rise is the largest back-to-back increase since the last two months of 2001, the group said.

Seven of the ten indicators had seen an improvement: stock prices, money supply, building permits, capital-goods orders, consumer expectation and interest-rate spread. The three indicators that had contracted were initial jobless claims, consumer-goods orders, and work hours at factories.

“The recession is losing steam,” said an economist for the Board, Ken Goldstein. “Confidence is building and financial market volatility is abating. Even the housing market appears to be stabilizing.”

“If these trends continue, expect a slow recovery beginning before the end of the year. However, employment will take longer to turn around,” he added.

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AirAsia disaster: Bodies, wreckage found
February 26, 2017

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Search and rescue teams today began recovering bodies after debris from Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 was spotted in the sea near Borneo.

The flight from Surabaya to Singapore vanished from radar screens early on Sunday morning over the Java Sea. 155 passengers and seven crew were on board. Most were Indonesians, with three South Koreans, one Malaysian, one Brit and one French person on board.

An Indonesian naval ship today recovered at least three bodies. TvOne broadcast uncensored footage that was seen by distressed relatives at Juanda International Airport, where the plane departed. TvOne has apologised and switched to blurred-out footage.

Yesterday evening searchers stated they were using twelve helicopters, eleven planes, and 32 vessels. Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia sent assistance with the search. Local fishing boats have also joined. The US, UK, and France have been asked for help locating submerged remains. USS Sampson, a US Navy destroyer, is due to join search efforts today.

National Search and Rescue Agency head Bambang Soelistyo says a “shadow” on the seabed, spotted by the air force, is thought to be the wreck site. The nearest airstrip is in Pangkalan Bun, Borneo, about 160km away.

AirNav, the Indonesian national air traffic control (ATC) facility, yesterday said the aircraft was given permission to divert to avoid bad weather; the area was experiencing thunderstorms. That was at 6:12 local time. The flight crew next asked to climb from 32,000ft to 38,000ft.

Controllers conferred with Singapore and agreed the plane could climb as high as 34,000ft with another flight preventing a higher altitude. When they radioed permission at 6:14 they received no answer. The flight vanished from radar at 6:17. The transponder ceased to be received a minute later.

A leaked screenshot from an ATC radar screen shows the flight ascending without permission through 36,000ft with a ground speed of 353knts. The aircraft would normally be travelling faster, with an Emirates jet also on the screen showing a ground speed of 503knts at 36,000ft. An insufficient speed can cause an aircraft to stall.

Indonesian Pilot Iriyanto and French co-pilot Remi Emmanuel Plesel did not explain their request to climb. They have over 8,000 hours experience between them. They were flying Airbus A320-200 registration PK-AXC and serial number 3648, which was six years old. It last underwent maintenance in November. Management company Doric own and lease the aircraft. The plane had accumulated 23,000 flying hours on 13,600 flights. It went missing around 40 minutes into a flight to Changi International Airport.

Iriyanto’s previous employers include the Indonesian Air Force, Merpati Airlines, and Adam Air. The 53-year-old also has ten years experience as a pilot trainer. He has flown for AirAsia for three years.

Investigations are to be led by the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee. France-based airframer Airbus, the BEA, which investigates aviation mishaps in France, and the US National Transportation Safety Board have all offered assistance.

Reuters spoke to an anonymous source within the investigation. “Why did [Iriyanto] request to climb at that stage?” said the source. “Should he have climbed earlier? Other aircraft were flying at a higher altitude in that area. How did the two pilots react to the weather? We are asking those questions.” The source said radar, weather, and communications data was being analysed.

AirAsia owner Tony Fernandes said he has “full confidence in my[…] crew[…][Iriyanto] was extremely experienced”. He added Iriyanto “came from the air force, one of their best graduates. He came from Surabaya, so he knows the area very well.” Fernandes said it was “too early to speculate” about causes.

AirAsia is based in Malaysia. 2014 has been a year of air disasters for the country; Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been missing since March with 239 on board and in July Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine with 298 casualties. Both involved Boeing 777 aircraft.

AirAsia has a good record with no previous fatal accidents.

AirAsia Emergency Contact Number: +622129850801Juanda Airport: [031] 8690945

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Submitted by: Christine Dunbar

Sports have always been one of the effective means of building friendships amongst children. It is easy to become friends with other kids who have the same practice schedule and must learn to work as a team. With a coach to guide them they learn to trust each other and rely on the strengths of the group as a whole. This trust and time spent together often turns into long term friendships.

Children learn that others count on them and that if they continue to work together that the team gets better. This often leads to groups of children practicing on their own and becoming even closer. You can see teams who have a good chemistry and get along better. They often win more games, have lots of happy children, and lots of ice cream outings with the coach and teammates.

This is not always true and in some cases whole teams get along great and may still lose games. Friendships really get built when this happens.

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Children look to their friends even more when times are tough and who better to discuss your teams loss with than your team. It is a right of summer to see two best friends in the local park pitching a baseball back and forth. These practice sessions become a part of the kids lives. They might know more about the kid they are throwing too then they do about their family. Almost everything you could want to learn in being a friend can be learned in sports.

Sports teach some of the most basic ideas of friendship. Sharing, accountability, generosity, sacrifice, and communication are all learned playing sports. When you join a team for the first time you must learn to accept and define boundaries and still work together for a common goal. This working together helps mold us into good friends later in life. Children grow so much in just one season of athletics. As your child matures and maybe decides playing sports is not for him or her sports can still be a part of their lives.

Most high schools have a team assistant or two. For most schools they are students who don’t play sports but still enjoy the close knit sports outings. Cheerleaders and the school band often all show up to high school games bringing large groups of children together for a common cause. This can spawn friendships between different groups of children who might not see much of each other normally.

One more friendship that often develops from sports is the one between the coach and the kids. Kids learn so much of how to act from the coach that he becomes a mentor. In pro sports you always hear guys thanking that special childhood coach who taught them to be good teammates and good people in general. These are often the first times a child forms a bond with adult other then family members. And in the best cases the coach is a players father and this builds a close and lifelong friendship even more.

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Submitted by: David H. Urmann

Modern recliners do not only provide comfort and pleasure but also enhances a living room.

Purchasing a recliner is just like purchasing ordinary upholstered chairs. You consider where it will be exactly put in your house, the material used, design and comfort. In other words, choosing a furniture is not just about the functionality, but also about its overall blending with the rest of the home. It should make a room look more beautiful, matching the colors of the walls perfectly, and sitting well with the floor.

Here are some of the more popular models in the market:

Hawaiian Lomi Kona Royal Massage Recliner

The Kona Royal massage recliner manufactured by Hawaiian Lomi Group gives its user an excellent therapeutic massage. It uses the Elephant Microfiber Fabric of super soft quality in its upholstery. A new class of recliners has been developed with the series of Kona massage lounger.

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These superb recliners incorporate technology and design features that retroflex the deep-tissue.Its healing nature is attributed to the rhythmical motion design of the device for massaging. Hawaiian Lomi recliners provide genuine deep-tissue massage. The roller disc of three dimensional functions is responsible for the true therapeutic massage. This magnificent technology imitates the up-and-down, in-and-out, and side-to-side motion of human massage. The other models deliver only two-dimensional massage.

This type of recliner can help relieve symptoms of arthritis, high blood pressure, stress, sport injuries, chronic back pain, diabetic neuropathy, insomnia, bursitis, and many more.

Mario Black R-028 Series Leather Swivel Recliner

Mario Black Leather Swivel Recliner by Stanly Chair offers a fashionable modern base. This deluxe recliner turns on a 360 degree base. It was carefully made for maximum support and comfort when reclining or sitting. This chair can be fully reclined with unlimited positive locking positions. It is ergonomically designed which gives proper lumbar and head protection in all positions.

Stretching Human Touch Robotic Leather Massage Recliner

The Stretching Human Touch Robotic Leather Massage Recliner has a calf and foot massage, available in mocha or black color. This recliner can massage the back, neck, calves and feet in alleviating body tensions. It is incorporated with quad rollers in the system that can replicate hands, fingers, wrist, and arm movements. It has various controls that can adjust speed, the angle of recline and the combination of massages.

Deluxe Leather Massage Recliner

The Deluxe Leather Massage Recliner is made with black top-grain leather from cowhide. It provides massage functions with three speed selections that massage areas of the back starting from lower to the upper part. The features also include automatic timer as well as reclining backrests switch. The massage function cycle can be set to either manual or automatic. It has side pockets for books of newspaper.

Berkline Leather Power Recliner

The Berkline Leather Power Recliner is designed with top quality leather and high-quality vinyl. This recliner has a wedge-shaped right arm and straight left arm. It comes with integrated sub-woofer that offers a different movie experience. It also has push button power reclining and super-sized-pop-out cup holders for great relaxation.

Burgundy Leather 2-Seat Recliner Home Theater Seating

The Burgundy Leather 2-Seat Recliner Home Theater Seating is a set of two chairs connected together made of sturdy steel and wood frames. This recliner chair has foam cushions upholstered in artificial leather and burgundy shade leather. The Platt and Legett device is used as the reclining mechanism, and the chair has cup holders.

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