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31 Jan 10

History and causes The market share of the “Big Three” U.S. declined from 70 in 1998 to 53 in 2008. The companies lost market share for imports and “transplants” (cars manufactured in U.S. factories owned by foreign producers). Must face constant financial losses, the Big Three have closed many factories and drastically reduced employment, especially in Michigan. General Motors transferred many of its employees in certain divisions into independent companies, including American Axle in 1994 and Delphi 1999. In 2000, Ford segregated division in the company Visteon. The subsidiaries and other parts makers have shared the decline of Detroit as well as plants in Canada owned by U.S. companies. Overall, auto parts fabricanets employ 416,000 people in the U.S. and Canada.It is estimated that General Motors alone has lost 51 billion in the three years preceding the financial crisis of 2008. The Big Three are distinguished not only by its size and location, but also for their business model. Most of its operations are unionized (United Auto Workers and Canadian Auto Workers), resulting in higher labor costs than other multinational car manufacturers, including those with North American plants, which have managed to keep unions at bay . The Harbor Report 2005 estimated that Toyota’s leadership in labor productivity amounted to a cost advantage of 350 to 500 per vehicle on U.S. manufacturers.The auto workers union agreed to a salary in two tiers in negotiations conducted in 2007, something that the Canadian union had refused before. Delphi, which was created from General Motors in 1999, requested bankruptcy after the union refused to cut their wages and it is expected that GM is responsible for a loss of 7 billion. To improve profits, the Detroit automakers made deals with unions to reduce wages while making commitments on issues of pension and social security.For example, GM took the total cost of funding health insurance premiums for their employees, relatives and retirees, as the U.S. does not have a universal health system. With most of these plans short of funds to late 1990s, companies have tried to provide retirement packages to older employees and have made agreements with the union to transfer pension obligations to an independent fund. However, the Japanese automakers do not unionized work forces with younger Americans (and many fewer American retirees) will continue to enjoy an advantage in cost. A Chevrolet TrailBlazer, SUV from General Motors. Despite the history of their brands, many cars have been discontinued or relegated, because the Big Three shifting resources from compact cars and midsize in support of the “trendy SUV.”Since the late 1990s, more than half of its profits have come from these SUVs. Ron Harbor said that many “econobox” of the past were aimed at attracting consumers to the brand with the hope that remain loyal and then acquire more expensive models. A 2008 report estimated that a car manufacturer to sell 10 small cars needed to achieve the same benefit as a large vehicle, and had to produce small and medium cars profitably to succeed, something the Detroit Three have not made yet. SUV sales peaked in 1999 but have not returned to that level since, due to high gasoline prices. The Big Three have suffered from a perception of inferior quality and reliability of their cars compared with their Japanese counterparts, which has been difficult to overcome.They have also been slow to introduce new vehicles on the market, while the Japanese are considered leaders in the production of smaller cars with better fuel efficiency in terms. The drop in sales and market share have resulted that the Big Three plants operate below their installed capacity (the GM plants were at 85 capacity in November2005, considerably less than the plants of its Asian competitors), which in turn led to production cuts, plant closings and layoffs. They have been heavily dependent on considerable incentives and subsidized loans to sell cars, which was crucial to keep the plants running, since they run a significant part of Michigan’s economy. These promotional strategies, including sales, prices employees and full financing, sales have risen, but have also cut benefits.


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31 Jan 10

Technicalities Because of the lack of security in the presence of wind, wind energy can not be used as the sole source of electricity. Therefore, to save the “valleys” in the production of wind energy is indispensable support of conventional energy (coal-fired or combined cycle, for example, and more recently of clean coal). However, when supporting the wind, coal plants can not operate at its optimum performance, which is close to 90 of its power. They have to stay well below this percentage, to significantly raise its production by the time they loosen the wind. Therefore, in the “backup” power plants consume more fuel per kWh produced. Also, by raising and lowering its output whenever the wind speed changes, wears more machinery.This problem goes back to Spain to try to resolve through an interconnection with France that enables use of the European system as a cushion of wind variability. Wind farm at Tehachapi Pass, California In addition, variability in wind energy production has 2 important consequences: To evacuate the electricity produced by each wind farm (which are usually located in natural areas also paragraphs) is necessary to build high voltage lines capable of driving the maximum power that is capable of producing the installation. However, the average drive voltage is much lower. This means putting 4 times thicker wires, and often taller towers to accommodate peak wind correctly. There needs the wind dips “instantly” (increasing the production of thermal power plants) because it is so produced, and in fact widespread blackouts occur by reduced blood pressure.This problem could be solved by storage devices power. But the electricity produced is stored: it is instantly consumed or lost. In addition, other problems include: Technically, one of the major drawbacks of wind turbines is called voltage dip. Faced with one of these phenomena, the protections of wind turbines with squirrel cage motors are disconnected from the network to avoid being damaged and therefore cause further disruptions in the network, in this case, lack of supply. This problem is solved either by modifying the switchgear of arogeneradores, which is rather costly, either by using synchronous motors. One of the major drawbacks of this type of generation, is inherently difficult to predict the generation in advance.Since power systems are operated by calculating the generation with a day in advance in view of expected consumption, the unpredictability of wind poses serious problems. Recent advances in wind forecasting has greatly improved the situation, but it remains a problem. Similarly, groups of wind generation can not be used as a knot swinging. Besides the obvious need for a minimum wind speed needed to move the vanes, there is also an upper limit: a machine can be generating at full power, but if the wind increases just enough to exceed the specifications of the mill, is required to disconnect the circuit from the network or change the tilt of the blades to stop turning because of high wind speeds the structure can be damaged by the efforts that appear on the shaft.The immediate consequence is a clear decline in electricity production, despite an abundance of wind, and another factor of uncertainty when it comes to having energy in the consumer electricity grid.


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28 Jan 10

The famous billionaire Donald Trump graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and many consider him a real estate genius, a philanthropist and humanitarian entrepreneur ( ). It is so respected by some part of U.S. society that even the same admires and Robert Kiyosaki is a political group that seeks to launch his presidential candidacy for the U.S. He is the creator and host of the popular program The Apprentice, which claims to be financial education. He is a writer of books, including several Best Sellers and educational board games. He owns the famous skyscraper Trump Tower located on Fifth Avenue in New York and has other important properties multimillion possessions and real estate amongst which are the club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and several golf courses. On 6 November 2005 at a convention of real estate held in Chicago, Robert Kiyosaki met the man legend, and this time Donald J.Trump asked Robert to write a book together, Kiyosaki felt unsure of the meeting, but finally scored the circumstances that this book would be published. At first doubted the project Kiyosaki because he felt intimidated and that the millions he has not compare anything to the billions that Donald Trump has, however, that convinced him that in view of Donald, he was a great financial self-help teacher and needed his help to the readers to put their concerns about the history of democracy, which, according to these two writers, is based on a middle class in danger of extinction, discussing the history of mankind and how finances have evolved according to the times we live.These men raised, although not intended to solve the global scene and the crisis of globalization is coming, where people like the famous Baby Boomers that despite their Medicare retirement plans and 401 (k) will have to face problems strong financial plans for retirement are originally designed for wealthy people and not for employees with a common lifestyle, but want to create awareness in people that become rich or at least out of the middle class accumulating good fortune that, according to the actual words of the Donald, “are part of the solution not the problem,” so his book titled Why we want you to be rich or do we want you to be rich.Among other concerns, this book addresses a very unorthodox topics such as conflict of globalization, as the rich are getting richer and the poor even poorer and more numerous, about the risks of retirement plans for the middle class will become lower class, on the gradual disappearance of the middle class and to how this can get to put the conflict to democracy itself created in republics we live today. Note: There are similar retirement plans to 401 (k) in different countries of Latin America, for example, in Mexico they are called Afore.


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27 Jan 10

Alessandro Volta announced his invention of the stack to the Royal Society London, 20 March 1800. Johann Wilhelm Ritter made his electric battery in 1803. Like many others who followed, was a theoretical and experimental prototype, with no possible practical application. In 1860, Gaston Plante built the first model of lead-acid battery with pretensions to be a usable device, which was only very relatively, so it was not successful. In the late nineteenth century, however, the electricity was rapidly becoming everyday items, and when I planted again publicly explaining the features of your battery, in 1879, had a much better reception, so they began to be manufactured and used almost immediately, beginning an intense and continuous development process to improve and avoid their weaknesses, a process that lasts until today.Thomas Alva Edison invented in 1900, another type of battery with electrodes of iron and nickel, whose electrolyte is potassium hydroxide (KOH). First commercialized in 1908, and are the basis of current models alkali, whether rechargeable or not. Also by 1900, in Sweden, Junger and Berg invented the Ni-Cd battery, which uses cadmium anodes instead of iron, being very similar to that of ferronickel in other characteristics.


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26 Jan 10

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25 Jan 10

In the meeting room of the Calvo Mackenna Hospital held a coordination meeting between the Technology Center Hospital (CTH CHILE) and the Directors of the Metropolitan Health Services associated with this project. On the occasion attended by the directors of the East Metropolitan Health Services, Dr. Hector Olguin, North Metropolitan Health Service, Dr. Mauricio Osorio Central Metropolitan, Dr. Jorge Lastra, Metropolitan South East, Dr. Pedro Ya ez, and South Metropolitan Dr.Angelica Verdugo. Cristian Diaz, executive director of CTH CHILE, explained to the directors on the progress of the project and raised the requirements for making progress in developing services that provide the center.


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25 Jan 10

Commercial zones One of the more intense commercial areas, C / Bunch of Roses The neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles has a large number of small shops, located both on the ground floors of residential buildings as various shopping malls scattered throughout the neighborhood. The Los Angeles Mall, located across from the Colony of La Caixa savings outside the administrative boundaries of the district, with shops and the only cinemas and fast food shops in the district of Villaverde. Within the district, the largest commercial density occurs in the south, especially in the streets of La Alegria de la Huerta and The Bunch of Roses. Of note is the appearance in this area since 2000, a large number of shops promoted by ethnic Chinese. Currently with a large Carrefour shopping center next to the Metro and many green areas for children and all citizens of this district.


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24 Jan 10

Costas The most inhospitable coast of Denmark is one that is oriented towards the North Sea, with the problem that the region is exposed to storms of this sea, which can produce devastating floods. The lower shelf has encouraged the concealment and the formation of large gaps in correspondence to bays and nooks as in Ringk bing Fjord, the fjord and in the Nissum Bredning. The northwest coast is characterized by towering dunes up to 20 meters and can be found along the river estuaries and coastal lakes, the southwest coast instead is characterized by low islands aligned and parallel to the coast formed by erosion from the sea. The eastern part of the coast and the Jutland peninsula has numerous deep bays, the largest are the Fjord Mariager Limfjorden and who go over 30 km on earth.


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24 Jan 10

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24 Jan 10

Biography Born in the coastal city of Arica, on 13 August 1755, her parents, Antonio Unanue Montalivert and Manuela Montalivert and Salgado Pavon, direct descendants of Spanish peninsular did not have great financial resources, for Instead, his father a few days before birth, had been on the edge of poverty by the loss of a boat that was his only source of income. For family ties with the clergy, Unanue prefers the priesthood as a result, traveling to Arequipa and entered the seminary of St. Jerome where she Humanities, Philosophy and Principles of Jurisprudence. Around 1777 he moved to Lima and highlights in a short time, her true inclination: Natural Sciences. He found the appropriate encouragement from his uncle, then engaging professor of anatomy, with zeal and enthusiasm to prepare for the race doctor, not very promising at the time and in the medium in which he would play live.But the need to survive at their own expense took him to register as a tutor at Don Agustin de Land buru, one of the richest landowners in the capital. Here, the young man was related Un nue are members of high society of Lima, which would extend its friendship to discover he had brilliant talents and cultivated with so much dedication and hard work, and they would later be his best customers in the practice of medicine. In 1783 he graduated from high school in medicine, taking an oath in December 1786 in the chapel of the University of San Marcos, in which teachers entering 2 years later with the chair of “Method of Medicine. Contributed to the formation of the Society of Friends of the Country (1790), whose publication, El Mercurio Peruano, start writing under the pseudonym “Aristo”. The Mercurio Peruano items are diverse and significant interest.Unanue contributes articles ideological importance as announced in the “General Idea of Peru” appeared in its first issue. Creator of Anatomical Amphitheater of the University of San Marcos and was inaugurated on 21 November 1792. This task accomplished eventually lifting him permanently in the intellectual climate of Lima. He was then one of the most respected figures among scholars of the time. The following year he was appointed Major of the United Cosmographer and publishes the “Guide to Politics, Military and Ecclesiastical of the Viceroyalty of Peru (1793 to 1797). As opposed to the theories of European naturalists about the conditions of nature in America, he published” Observations on Lima’s climate and their influence on organized beings, especially the Man “(1805), which itself was a test of intellectual maturity of Peruvians.Attentive to his poise, Viceroy Fernando de Abascal asked its board, appointed him court physician General on 29 November 1807, and provided with protection, it was realized the meaning Unanue desire to create and put into operation the School of Medicine . At first assignment was the old hospital of Santa Ana, while carrying out the construction of own building. At his own expense paid for by his party, the allocation of household goods and tools for new premises which was also the unselfish support from government, higher clergy and wealthy families and people of the capital and the country. Viceroy giving ceremony attended the ceremony, the first examinations of the course of Anatomy, Physiology and Elements of Zoology. To thank their cooperation decisive leader, was called the School of Medicine, School of San Fernando.Despite its proximity to the ruler, worked in newspapers described as “opposition” as the Peruvian and Peruvian Satellite and elected to the Cortes from Arequipa, traveled to Spain and visited the king to manage privileges required by the College of Medicine declined the title of Marquis, and he admits to only a painting of the Virgin of the Assumption that the king was in a room, and the appointment as Physician of the Royal House (1815). It achieved that by Royal Decree dated May 9, 1815 was approved the existence of the Medical College of San Fernando. Return to Lima next year to pursue their professional duties, teachers and care, but in search of rest, should be moved to Canete, where-as in 1820 – returns to the capital, called by the events that lie ahead for luck Country: next emancipation.At the request of the viceroy, served as secretary of the delegation that met in Miraflores emissaries of General Don Jos de San Mart n. Proclaimed the independence of Peru, Unanue served as minister of finance. For the new Congress is elected representative Unanue by Puno and as such Commissioner to exchange ideas with the Liberator Sim n Bol var who had just arrived.


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