National Ergonomics Month on October, 2024: Exactly what were GW Bush's accomplishments the first 10 months in office as president?
October, 2024 is National Ergonomics Month 2024. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: National Ergonomics Month National Ergonomics Month
In his first year, GWB:
1. Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops.
2. Cut federal spending on libraries by $39 million.
3. Cut $35 million in funding for doctors to get advanced pediatric training.
4. Cut funding for research into renewable energy sources by 50%.
5. Revoked rules that reduced the acceptable levels of arsenic in drinking water.
6. Blocked rules that would require federal agencies to offer bilingual assistance to non-English speaking persons. This, from a candidate who would readily fire-up his Spanish-speaking skills in front of would-be Hispanic voters.
7. Proposed to eliminate new marine protections for the Channel Islands and the coral reefs of northwest Hawaii (please see San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2001).
8. Cut funding for research into cleaner, more efficient cars and trucks by 28%
9. Suspended rules that would have strengthened the government's ability to deny contracts to companies that violated workplace safety, environmental and other federal laws.
10. Approved the sending of letters by Interior Department appointee Gale Norton to state officials soliciting suggestions for opening up national monuments for oil and gas drilling, coal mining, and foresting.
11. Appointed John Negroponte -- an unindicted high-level Iran Contra figure to the post of United Nations Ambassador.
12. Abandoned a campaign pledge to invest $100 million for rainforest conservation.
13. Reduced by 86% the Community Access Program for public hospitals, clinics and providers of
care for people without insurance.
14. Rescinded a proposal to increase public access to information about the potential consequences resulting from chemical plant accidents.
15. Suspended rules that would require hardrock miners to clean up sites on public lands.
16. Cut $60 million from a Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America program for public housing.
17. Proposed to eliminate a federal program, designed and successfully used in Seattle, to help communities prepare for natural disasters.
18. Pulled out of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty global warming agreement.
19. Cut $200 million of work force training for dislocated workers.
20. Eliminated funding for the Wetlands Reserve Program, which encourages farmers to maintain wetlands habitat on their property.
21. Cut program to provide childcare to low-income families as they move from welfare to work.
22. Cut a program that provided prescription contraceptive coverage to federal employees (though it still pays for Viagra).
23. Cut $700 million in capital funds for repairs in public housing.
24. Appointed Otto Reich -- an un-indicted high-level Iran Contra figure -- to Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.
25. Cut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency by $500 million.
26. Proposed to curtail the ability of groups to sue in order to get an animal placed on the Endangered Species List.
27. Rescinded the rule that mandated increased energy-saving efficiency regulations for central air conditioners and heat pumps.
28. Repealed workplace ergonomic rules designed to improve worker health and safety.
29. Abandoned campaign pledge to regulate carbon dioxide, the waste gas that contributes to global warming.
30. Banned federal aid to international family planning programs that offer abortion counseling with other independent funds.
31. Closed the White House Office for Women's Health Initiatives and Outreach.
32. Nominated David Lauriski -- an ex-mining company executive --- to post of Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.
33. Approved a controversial plan by Interior Secretary Gale Norton to auction oil and gas development tracts off the coast of eastern Florida.
34. Announced intention to open up Montana's Lewis and Clark National Forest to oil and drilling.
35. Proposes to re-draw boundaries of nation's monuments, which would technically allow oil and gas drilling outside of national monuments.
36. Gutted the White House AIDS Office.
37. Renegotiated a free trade agreement with Jordan to eliminate workers' rights and safeguards for the environment.
38. Will no longer seek guidance from The American Bar Association in recommendations for the federal judiciary appointments.
39. Appointed recycling foe Lynn Scarlett as Undersecretary of the Interior..
40. Took steps to abolish the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
41. Cut the Community Oriented Policing Services program.
42. Allowed Interior Secretary Gale Norton to shelve citizen-led grizzly bear re-introduction plan scheduled for Idaho and Montana wilderness.
43. Continues to hold up federal funding for stem cell research projects.
44. Makes sure convicted misdemeanor drug users cannot get financial aid for college, though convicted murderers can.
45. Refused to fund continued cleanup of uranium-slag heap in Utah.
46. Refused to fund continued litigation of the government's tobacco company lawsuit.
What does it take to be an interior designer?
To be an interior designer, first you need a degree. You can get by with an associates degree in Interior Design, but bachelors is better in this economy. A lot of associates programs are 18 months, and bachelors are a few years. You will be taking classes in art, architecture, lighting, colors, drafting, AutoCad, etc. plus your basic english and physcology sort of thing.
Make sure this is something you really want to do, make sure you're passionate about it. Become accustomed with brands, stores, fabrics, paint, everything. A huge part of this industry is is knowing people and referrals, so try to internship at interior design companies, and get to know people. Let designers mentor you. You usually don't get paid for this sort of thing, but it is key. Experience is vital.
Also, you can visit databases, like "Plunkett Research Online", or a career guidance center, to research different industries and careers.
"Median annual earnings for wage and salary interior designers were $42,260 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $31,830 and $57,230. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,270, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $78,760. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of interior designers in May 2006 were:
Architectural, engineering, and related services $46,750
Architectural services 46,750
Specialized design services 43,250
Furniture stores 38,980
Building material and supplies dealers 36,650
Interior design salaries vary widely with the specialty, type of employer, number of years of experience, and reputation of the individuals. Among salaried interior designers, those in large specialized design and architectural firms tend to earn higher and more stable salaries. Interior designers working in retail stores usually earn a commission, which can be irregular."
Licensure. Twenty-three States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico register or license interior designers. The National Council for Interior Design Qualification administers the licensing exam for Interior Design Qualification. To be eligible to take the exam, applicants must have at least 6 years of combined education and experience in interior design, of which at least 2 years must be postsecondary education in design.
Once candidates have passed the qualifying exam, they are granted the title of Certified, Registered, or Licensed Interior Designer, depending on the State. Continuing education is required to maintain licensure.
Postsecondary education, especially a bachelor’s degree, is recommended for entry-level positions in interior design. Two-year and 3-year programs also are available. Some States license interior designers.
Education and training. Postsecondary education, especially a bachelor’s degree, is recommended for entry-level positions in interior design. Training programs are available from professional design schools or from colleges and universities and usually take 2 to 4 years to complete. Graduates of 2-year or 3-year programs are awarded certificates or associate degrees in interior design and normally qualify as assistants to interior designers upon graduation. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree usually qualify for a formal design apprenticeship program.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits approximately 250 postsecondary institutions with programs in art and design. Most of these schools award a degree in interior design. Applicants may be required to submit sketches and other examples of their artistic ability. Basic coursework includes computer-aided design (CAD), drawing, perspective, spatial planning, color and fabrics, furniture design, architecture, ergonomics, ethics, and psychology.
Hope this helps!
Why are MAC computers so much more money then regular ones? What makes them any different?
Macs are pretty reliable, but mechanically, they are NOT any more reliable than other top tier names like a good dell studio and XPS series, falcoln northwest, alienware or hp. However compared to off-branded PC's like acer, gateway or other no name brands, yes they are more reliable.
A REAL claim to greater reliability may only be made if you consider how many third party software aps and hardware drivers there are. MAC is a monopoly. You can only write a mac ap or make mac accessories if you PAY A LICENSING FEE, which most "off brands" aren't going to do. Subsequently, third party mac accessories DO tend to be a little better.
Part of what you're paying for is moving to the top shelf with the rest of the "good" brand names. Apple IS a top tier name. Apple tech support is a LITTLE better than MOST PC tech support, but it is still really bad.
The reason why macs are expensive is because youre paying for :
1. the name
2. the pretty logo
3. some of the best ergonomics and industrial design in the business
4. apple is a monopoly so there is NO competitive discounting.
You will also pay more to upgrade
pay more to repair
pay more for accessories
pay more for software although you can run just about anything with bootcamp.
"CC of oz" is completely wrong. macs can and do get viruses. It's just that fewer people write viruses for macs because the "target" is a smaller audience. Microsoft spends much more time and money being proactive and hiring "white hats". There are several mac exploits that have been known about for months now that have not been patched or updated. As of this writing, there is currently one HUGE hole that has been known for months, but little time and money is being spent to fix it
Macs did tend to be a little faster in the old days because they were using reduced instruction set (RISC motorola) hardware. Now days they are use intel chips and are about the same as PC. In the old days animation used to be rendered on macs, now animation and movies are now made on HP's and Dells. Most scientific work is done on mainframes, but there are alot of very powerful XPS, poweredge and precision workstations at our "national labs" and military bases because mainframe time scheduling is very premium.