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B. W. Aston and Donathan Taylor The University of Chicago Press ePub



Construction began on Fort McKavett during the summer of 1852, another in a line of new forts established to protect the westward advance of settlers and travelers through central Texas. The post received its name in honor of Captain Henry McKavett, an officer killed on September 21, 1846, during the Battle of Monterrey while serving with the Eighth Infantry during the Mexican War. (Sullivan 1969, 138) Five companies of this same regiment, under the command of Colonel Thomas Staniford, arrived on the banks of the San Saba River in March 1852. Orders issued by General Persifer Smith, military commander in Texas, specified the new post location at the headspring of the San Saba. This was initially adhered to, though by May a more suitable site was chosen approximately two miles downriver which afforded a natural spring and lagoon.

The post was constructed roughly three hundred yards from the lagoon and five hundred yards from the river, providing the fort with an unending supply of water. (Sullivan 1969; Crimmins 1950, 308)

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6. Maps and Navigation

Preston Gralla O'Reilly Media ePub

You’ll learn to:

Use Google Maps to map anything

Fly around the world with Google Earth

Get directions for walking, driving, biking and for public transportation

Use the GPS with turn-by-turn navigation

WHAT’S THE MOST-USED SMARTPHONE feature these days? Quite possibly maps and navigation. And they can do much more than show you where you are or how to drive to your next destination. They can help you find a great nearby restaurant, pull up the fastest route to your friend’s house via public transportation, show you which highways are clogged with traffic, and more.

Google Maps on the Galaxy S4 is the mobile version of the renowned Google Maps website ( In fact, the S4’s Maps app is even more powerful than the web version, since it can incorporate GPS information.

Type any address or point of interest in the U.S.—or in many places all over the world—and you see a map. You can choose a street map, an aerial satellite photo, or a combination of the two (more on that on Changing Your View).

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13. Depression and Schizophrenia

Braly M.D., James Basic Health Publications ePub

Chapter 13

Depression and Schizophrenia

According to the World Health Organization, mental health problems are fast becoming the number-one health issue this century. Ten percent of people worldwide are suffering mental problems at any one time, and 25 percent (1.5 billion people!) will suffer from them at some point in their lives.53 Schizophrenia and depression are increasing the world over. Depression is ten times more common today than it was in the 1950s, despite improvements in social and economic conditions. Depression is also the primary cause of suicide, claiming 30,000 lives in America and 3,000 in England each year, and is now the second most common cause of death in young people aged fifteen to twenty-four.

One of the greatest shortcomings of conventional psychiatry is the failure to check for basic biochemical, immunological, and nutritional imbalances, such as blood sugar problems, food allergies, gluten sensitivity, and vitamin, mineral, and essential fatty acid deficiencies, in people with mental health problems. More than any other organ in the body, the brain is totally dependent on a second-by-second supply of nutrients. It is constructed out of nutrients, communicates via nutrient-dependent neurotransmitters, is protected by nutrients, and is fueled by nutrients. When you consider that the brain is entirely made from molecules derived from food, air, and water, and that simple molecules like alcohol can fundamentally affect the brain, isn’t it exceedingly likely that changes in diet and the environment affect our mental health?

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(c)  Contractor Issues

Martin Wood Chartridge Books Oxford ePub

Chapter 6

What do you need to do to comply with the Act?

1.     Introduction

2.     Is your agreement covered by the Act?

3.     Payment and Notice Systems

(a)     Payment Systems

(b)     Notice Systems

4.     Adjudication Rules and Procedures

(a)     Construction Act Complaint Adjudication Agreements

(b)     Adjudication - Practical Steps

5.     Specific Concerns for Consultants/Clients/Contractors

(a)     Consultant Issues

(b)     Client Issues

(c)     Contractor Issues

6.     How and when notices are served

7.     How time limits are calculated

8.     Key Points Summary

1.   Introduction

To decide what is needed to comply with the Act, the first question is inevitably whether or not any specific agreement is covered by the Act. This can, in certain circumstances, be a complicated issue and there will often be circumstances where some of the parts of the agreement are covered by the Act and some are not. In those circumstances it is usually prudent to ensure the entire agreement is Construction Act compliant.

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5. Forms

Adrian Kosmaczewski O'Reilly Media ePub

Forms are a fundamental element to enable interactivity in data-driven business applications; Sencha Touch builds upon the latest features of HTML5 to provide advanced support for forms.

This chapter will describe in detail all the different types of fields that you can use in your forms, and how you can enable your mobile users to enter and modify data in your applications.

Forms in Sencha Touch have a very simple architecture: an instance of Ext.form.Panel holds one of many Ext.form.Fieldset instances, and each fieldset can contain one or more instances of any of the available subclasses of Ext.field.Field. (See Figure5-1 for an example of Sencha Touch form structure.)

The available types of fields in Sencha Touch are described in Table5-1, including their common class names and their xtypes.

Table5-1.Sencha Touch form classes and xtypes













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