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  • What a waste: Britons dump tons of rubbish, clothes 'recycling' on the street in coronavirus lockdown clear-outs

    04/03/2020 12:17:48 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/3/2020 | Danny Gallagher
    The streets of Britain have become swamped with tons of rubbish and clothes to be recycled in coronavirus quarantine clear-outs. Councils have warned of a 'wave of waste' coming from homes across the country. As most of the nation is in quarantine, families are generating much more food leftovers. And many are using the spare time to carry out home and garden makeovers, creating even more rubbish and recycling. On top of that, people are even dumping items outside charity shops – building mountains of clothes and bric-a-brac despite the fact they are not open. Cases of fly-tipping across Britain...
  • Supersized showers, bathtubs made for two and digital control

    11/26/2017 2:07:20 PM PST · by mairdie · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 November 2017 | Cindy Tran
    Among the Australians upgrading their shower, 68 per cent increased its size, with 64 per cent switching over to rainfall showerheads or 62 per cent handheld showerheads. Around 22 per cent of homeowners included a bathtub large enough to fit a couple while 12 per cent upgraded their showers to accommodate two people. The study found white was the preferred colour for walls, cabinets and bench tops - and often accented by grey flooring. Up to 12 per cent of homeowners are getting high-tech upgrade to their bathrooms, including digital controls and built-in sound for showers and self-cleaning and overflow...
  • Triton Stone Group makes $40M deal, move to New Orleans area ($75,800, plus benefits)

    02/01/2017 4:06:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    New Orleans City Business ^ | February 1, 2017 | Staff
    Triton Stone Group, a wholesale distributor of granite and other natural stone products, is moving its headquarters to the New Orleans area from north Mississippi, officials said Wednesday. The company is expanding its existing administrative offices in Harahan to serve as the headquarters for the business. An additional auxiliary office is located in Mandeville. The move comes after Triton Stone Group of New Orleans acquired the Triton Stone brand in a $40 million deal. Triton Stone will create 12 new direct jobs with the project, with an average annual salary of $75,800, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project...
  • Trump Post from 7/23/2005 - by freeper Valin

    07/22/2016 6:44:38 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 15 replies ^ | 7/22/2005 |
    Donald Trump, regarding the United Nations' remodeling plan: Senator, congratulations. You've got a mess on your hands. The Senate International Security Subcommittee, chaired by Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn, was holding a hearing yesterday into the proposed $1.5 billion refurbish project of the United Nations building. One of the star witnesses was The Donald. Just on pure theater, it was fun to watch. In case you missed it, here's Trump's testimony. It's long, but I promise you it's worth it:
  • VANITY: DFW-area places to see model baths?

    05/31/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Badabing Badablonde · 45 replies
    Remodeling baths on a grand scale -- ripping out tubs and sinks, just Bath Crashers. Last time I was involved in something on this scale, I could go to Home Depot Expo to see baths and kitchens galore. The design experts helped us come up with a plan and assisted us in our choices. Apparently, they have since closed all of their Expo Centers. We visited a place called Home Decor, I think, and they had a few model bathrooms that gave us some basic ideas. We also visited some model homes in new neighborhhods, and the baths looked great...
  • Vanilla Ice: "I Made Millions" Flipping Houses

    10/12/2010 10:48:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/12/10
    The rapper, who gave the world the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" in the early '90s, is showcasing his little-known talent for flipping homes in his new DIY Network show "The Vanilla Ice Project." Robert Van Winkle, a.k.a Vanilla Ice, chats about remodeling houses for 15 years and his new album. Video at site.
  • Welcome to Bantanamo(pampered UN staffs exiled into warehouse?)

    02/11/2010 4:26:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 326+ views
    Foregin Policy ^ | 02/09/10 | Colum Lynch
    Welcome to Bantanamo Posted By Colum Lynch Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 5:29 PM Share For the next four years, the United Nations' nerve center, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's office, will be situated in a squat, three-story, corrugated steel building on the U.N.'s north lawn that looks like a cross between a suburban big-box store and a high-security lockup facility. Bantánamo, a nickname embraced by U.N. staffers, has taken much of the grandeur out of diplomacy at the United Nations. It's a serious comedown for U.N. civil servants and delegates who have been grinding away in the cause of peace...
  • New EPA Rules Could Stifle Remodeling Contractors

    12/23/2008 8:47:25 AM PST · by o_zarkman44 · 27 replies · 1,083+ views
    Most homeowners and remodeling contractors are probably unaware that the US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has new requirements for any remodeling contractor working in a pre-1978 structure. The link provided will send you to a copy of the new EPA brochure currently mandated by law, to be handed out by remodeling contractors to prospective clients including schools, daycare, rental property owners, and homeowners. A copy of the EPA Brochure is required BY LAW effective Dec22, 2008 (Yesterday) to be provided by the prospective contractor all prospective remodeling clients. (excerpt)You have the ultimate responsibility for the safety of your family, tenants,...
  • AP: David Chatham remodels bathroom!

    05/01/2003 2:20:30 PM PDT · by The Hon. Galahad Threepwood · 9 replies · 313+ views
    AP/Yahoo! News ^ | 5/1/03 | AP/Stan Gilliland
    Wed Apr 30, 3:23 PM ET David Chatham shows off his newly remodeled bathroom in Raleigh, NC Wednesday, April 30, 2003. Chatham believes he'll benefit from the work he's doing on his home in Raleigh, N.C. The bathroom decor, which dated to the mid-1980s, 'was really unattractive,' he said. So he and his fiancee recently removed the floral wall paper and had the pink tile replaced with tile in a neutral tone. (AP/Stan Gilliland)