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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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No Help for The 99ers

Written on December 08, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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As the definition of extending the unemployment benefit becomes vague, only one thing remains crystal clear. The Unemployment Insurance Extension does nothing to help the 99ers.

To clear things out, the unemployment benefits extension meant stretching the qualifying dates for various tiers. It is not about adding the number of weeks of benefits. Simply put, there is no additional help for The 99ers. For instance, if a worker receives Tier I benefits, he can move to Tier II with this proposed extension. But without this, workers cannot switch to the next tier.

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Unemployed Workers of America Unite

Written on November 26, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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The unemployed workers of America unite as they build awareness to the government about their plea. That is, to extend the jobless benefits beyond the 99-week mark.

The long-term jobless Americans – The 99ers – are uniting to raise the government’s awareness of their plight. Grassroots activist groups are springing up around the nation to petition lawmakers for jobless benefits’ extension. The jobless are conducting letter-writing campaigns and rallies to stretch the unemployment benefits beyond the 99-week limit. An estimated 14.8 million Americans are unemployed, with 6.2 million of them jobless for the last 27 weeks. Furthermore, there are 8.5 million Americans that are collecting jobless benefits. So far, the cost of jobless claims is a hefty $319 billion.

But with the tumultuous economic situation of the United States, a growing number of unemployed Americans are exhausting their benefits. An estimation shows that almost 3.5 million people have fallen of the rolls, though some of them already got a job. That is why advocates are pursuing the Congress to add another tier of jobless benefits. They argue that the additional weeks will cover the unemployed, while giving the economy ample time to recover and create job opportunities. However, the Congress has little appetite to extend the claims, since the measure to extend jobless benefits for three more months failed in the House of Representatives.

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