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  BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Q&A: What is the West Bank barrier?
Palestinian land is confiscated to build the barrier; hundreds of Palestinian farmers and traders are cut off from their land and means of economic survival.
In June 2004 the Court ruled that a 30-km section of barrier northwest of Jerusalem imposed undue hardship on Palestinians and must be rerouted.
In late September 2003, the UN issued a report which condemned the barrier as illegal and tantamount to "an unlawful act of annexation".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/3111159.stm   (0 words)

  Barrier, Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Barrier Volcanic Complex is made of four different volcanic centers.
Barrier is ~12.5 miles (20 km) long and ~9 miles (15 km) wide.
There are also many faults located on the Barrier Volcanic Complex.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/africa/barrier.html   (131 words)

  Barrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barrier Highway, a State highway in New South Wales, Australia
Thames Barrier, a flood control structure on the River Thames in England.
A Jersey barrier (K-rail), a common type of concrete barrier first used in New Jersey to divide highway lanes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barrier   (253 words)

 Israeli West Bank barrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Opposition to the barrier is focused on the route of the barrier and its impact on the Palestinians who live nearby, particularly on their ability to travel freely within the West Bank and to get access to work in Israel.
A similar barrier, the Israeli Gaza Strip barrier, was constructed parallel to the Gaza Strip portion of the 1949 armistice line in 1994.
Opponents of the term claim that the barrier is not intended to separate Jews from Arabs, as over 1 million Arabs on the Israeli side of the barrier are full citizens of Israel, and constitute 15% of Israel's population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Israeli_West_Bank_barrier   (7006 words)

 Deep Root Rhizome Barrier
The smooth surface of the rhizome barrier acts as a root stop, diverting the rhizome and preventing rampant growth.
Barrier an inch thick would not crack either, but why pay the cost when the results are the same.
Barrier can be up to 300 feet uncut, if less is purchased then it has to be in increments of 25 feet.
www.lewisbamboo.com /barrier.html   (1160 words)

Installing a solid barrier to interrupt the direct radiation of sound to the listener is a frequently used method for controlling many noise sources.
The most effective form of barrier, the full enclosure, is widely used on fixed noisemakers such as generator sets, compressors, heavy machinery, engines etc. In many cases, where ventilation is required, openings must be provided in the enclosure walls.
To be effective, an open barrier must be positioned close to the noise source and be as high as possible.
www.soundes.com /barrier.html   (736 words)

 Radiant Barriers: A Question and Answer Primer (FSEC-EN-15)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A radiant barrier is a layer of aluminum placed in an airspace to block radiant heat transfer between a heat-radiating surface (such as a hot roof) and a heat-absorbing surface (such as conventional attic insulation).
The most effective way to install a radiant barrier in an existing attic is simply to staple the foil material to the underside of the top chord of the roof trusses or to the underside of the roof decking.
Attach the radiant barrier to the roof deck or truss chords after the roof decking is installed, but prior to the installation of the ceiling drywall.
www.fsec.ucf.edu /pubs/energynotes/en-15.htm   (4256 words)

 SOFIA - Pleistocene Barrier Bar Seaward of Ooid Shoal Complex Near Miami, Florida
Although the barrier is composed of the same material as the ooid shoal and has identical porosity and permeability characteristics, it is separated from the shoal to form a separate sand body of reservoir dimensions.
The barrier bar—back-barrier channel—ooid shoal morphology continues north beyond the areas which are outlined by the 7-ft and 9-ft (2.1 and 2.7 m) contours, and is illustrated in profiles A, B, and C of the coastal ridge in Figure 4.
Although the barrier bar was analogous morphologically and physiographically to quartz sand barrier islands, it probably formed essentially in place and should retain sedimentary structures indicative of bar formation rather than of bar migration.
www.sofia.usgs.gov /publications/papers/ooid_shoal   (2593 words)

 Israel's "separation barrier" in the occupied West Bank: Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law ...
The complexity of the barrier's planned route in the Jerusalem area is perhaps the most obvious example of how the barrier is being constructed in a manner to incorporate and make territorially contiguous illegal government-sponsored civilian settlements in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem.
The separation barrier, in its present and planned construction, imposes long-term and severe restrictions on freedom of movement, causing extensive and disproportionate harm to Palestinians and worsening conditions of access to the essentials of civilian life.
The separation barrier constitutes a serious further encroachment on the land and resources of the occupied West Bank, causing extensive harm to the Palestinian inhabitants and threatening to impose permanent changes to the detriment of the local population.
hrw.org /english/docs/2004/02/20/isrlpa7581.htm   (2965 words)

 New Jersey Median Barrier History
This first generation of concrete barriers was developed to (a) minimize the number of out-of-control trucks penetrating the barrier, and (b) eliminate the need for costly and dangerous median barrier maintenance in high-accident locations with narrow medians -- concerns that are as valid today as they were 50 years ago".
The F-shape barrier is similar to the New Jersey barrier, but bottom section is lower and the slope a bit flatter.
The Constant-slope barrier is 42 inches high, and the sides have a single slope of 79 degrees.
www.roadstothefuture.com /Jersey_Barrier.html   (0 words)

 Galactic barrier - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
The barrier was found to have a negative density, negative radiation, and negative energy.
Shields could not block all the energies of the barrier; the leakage was sufficient to damage systems (warp drive was particularly vulnerable) and cause physiological changes in certain individuals, typically those with high esper ratings.
During an attack by the Calamarain, the Enterprise-E was forced to hide in the barrier, but Lieutenant Reginald Barclay managed to come up with the idea of using the bio-neural gel packs to absorb the psychic energy from the barrier to enhance their shields, providing some improved protection from the barrier's psychic influence.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Galactic_barrier   (776 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Israeli court hearing on barrier begins   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hamoked Centre for the Defence of the Individual and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel are challenging the principle of building the barrier on occupied land and restrictions it imposes on Palestinians in the West Bank.
The barrier - a razor wire-tipped electronic fence in some places and a towering cement wall in others - has limited Palestinians' access to fields, schools and neighbouring villages, violating their human rights, the groups said.
Israel claims the barrier, much of which is still under construction, has already stopped bombers from reaching its cities.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/0C1FDE16-D9AA-4473-9119-5D213DF6A448.htm   (534 words)

 BAY AREA / Rule change may allow suicide barrier on span / 'Total effectiveness' requirement likely to be tossed today
The change was seen as a victory for suicide barrier proponents, who have long maintained that it is impossible to design a "totally effective" deterrent.
At least 19 barrier designs have been studied over the past three decades, and have all been rejected because they were either too ugly or did not meet the district's 100 percent effectiveness criteria.
A wire barrier called the Z-clip was also proposed in the 1990s, and it, too, failed the effectiveness test.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/04/22/BAG1NCD42T1.DTL   (713 words)

 RedOrbit - Health - Barrier Therapeutics Acquires the Canadian Distribution Rights for Denavir(R)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Barrier Therapeutics, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products in the field of dermatology.
In the U.S., Barrier markets Vusion(TM) (0.25% miconazole nitrate, 15% zinc oxide and 81.35% white petrolatum) Ointment for the treatment of diaper dermatitis complicated by candidiasis which was recently approved by the FDA and Solage(R) (mequinol 2%, tretinoin 0.01%) Topical Solution for the treatment of solar lentigines, a common condition also known as "age spots".
Barrier's performance and financial results could differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements due to Barrier's ability to execute its commercial strategy, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries generally.
www.redorbit.com /news/health/429474/barrier_therapeutics_acquires_the_canadian_distribution_rights_for_denavirr/?source=r_health   (782 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » OPT: The humanitarian impact of the West Bank Barrier on Palestinian ...
It maintains that the Barrier is a temporary structure to physically separate the West Bank from Israel to prevent such attacks on Israeli citizens.
The reduction in population is due to an easing of the closures in Qalqiliya (population 45,800).
In areas where the Barrier has been constructed, the IDF issued military orders in September 2004, creating a strip averaging 150-200 metres on the West Bank sides of the Barrier where new construction is prohibited.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/VBOL-6CQBVH?OpenDocument   (1530 words)

Barrier offers a wide variety of Environmental Services in the form of Site Assessment, Consultation, Construction, Remediation and Representation.
Barrier will work with you, the customer, and the applicable environmental oversight agency to develop a plan to stop and remediate any contamination problem.
Barrier is familiar with the various agencies that can become involved in an environmental problem, from the local building department to the Coast Guard.
www.barrier.com /environ.html   (566 words)

Due to its popularity and location, the Great Barrier Reef is under attack by the tourist industry, miners, and oil companies who want to drill for oil there.
In an attempt to control the destruction to the Reef, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was created in 1980, as a result of the federal Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act of 1975.
The Great Barrier Reef alone is home to "10,000 species of sponge, 350 species of coral, 4,000 species of molluscs, 350 species of echinoderms and more than 1500 species of fish.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/barrier.htm   (0 words)

If the backfilled soil is not packed in tight, when the rhizomes contact with the barrier, they may be able to travel down through the loose soil and escape beneath the barrier, undetected.
Avoid digging too close to the barrier with a sharp tool or anything that could potentially damage the barrier, and never allow a mower or any other machinery to damage the protruding edges.
It is recommended that you annually prune any rhizomes that track along the edges of your barrier as, over a several year period, they can build up a tremendous amount of pressure which, in some cases, can eventually cause the barrier to fail.
www.bamboogarden.com /barrier.htm   (823 words)

 Pool Barrier Codes - Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: )
(d) The barrier must be placed sufficiently away from the water's edge to prevent a young child or medically frail elderly person who may have managed to penetrate the barrier from immediately falling into the water.
(2) The structure of an aboveground swimming pool may be used as its barrier or the barrier for such a pool may be mounted on top of its structure; however, such structure or separately mounted barrier must meet all barrier requirements of this section.
(5) A barrier may not be located in a way that allows any permanent structure, equipment, or similar object to be used for climbing the barrier.
www.sonarguard.com /code_fl.htm   (243 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Barrier Islands Work"
Barrier islands, sometimes called barrier spits, are found on coastlines all over the world, but are most noticeable along the eastern coast of North America, where they extend from New England down the Atlantic Coast, around the Gulf of Mexico and south to Mexico.
Barrier islands are long, narrow, offshore deposits of sand or sediments that parallel the coast line.
Barrier islands are often found in chains along the coast line and are separated from each other by narrow tidal inlets, such as the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
www.howstuffworks.com /barrier-island.htm   (445 words)

 Tunneling, Barrier Penetration
But the wavefunction associated with a free particle must be continuous at the barrier and will show an exponential decay inside the barrier.
The wavefunction must also be continuous on the far side of the barrier, so there is a finite probability that the particle will tunnel through the barrier.
As a particle approaches the barrier, it is described by a free particle wavefunction.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/quantum/barr.html   (132 words)

 Pool Barrier
Unlike permanent barriers, such as metal and wrought iron fences, Pool Safety Barrier® is 100% removable and easy to install.
Pool Barrier™ agrees to repair or replace, without charge to you for parts or labor, any part of your Pool Barrier fence which proves to be defective in materials or workmanship in normal use for as long as the original owner owns this barrier.
Pool Safety Barrier® is made of the strongest coated mesh available which provides a safe, transparent and climb proof environment for young children.
www.poolbarrier-nwfl.com /desc.htm   (718 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Barrier Islands Work"
Barrier islands, sometimes called barrier spits, are found on coastlines all over the world, but are most noticeable along the eastern coast of North America where they extend from New England down the Atlantic Coast, around the Gulf of Mexico and south to Mexico.
Barrier islands are popular vacation spots including resort communities from Atlantic City, NJ to Miami Beach, FL.
However, barrier islands are fragile, constantly changing ecosystems that are important for coastal geology and ecology.
science.howstuffworks.com /barrier-island.htm   (208 words)

 Fire Barrier
In fact, all of Fire Barrier's ingredients are presently used in the food processing industry and are totally non-hazardous to your family and the environment.
This means that when the Fire Barrier II is applied it can be dried with the aid of heat i.e., clothes dryer, hair dryer, oven baking, hot air gun, etc. and the polymer base will adhere to the fibers of the material be it wood or fabric.
Depending upon the application, Fire Barrier II works in concert with water saturation and dispersion to blend with the polymer ingredients and attaches itself around the wood, paper or fabric fibers and provides a retardant non or semi-durable protection of flame retardancy.
befreetech.com /fb.htm   (1446 words)

 Katrina-Damaged Islands Overlooked, Failure To Repair Barrier Islands Could Make Future Storms Worse - CBS News
The problem is not just the devastation of these barrier islands, but the weakening of our first line of defense against future Katrinas.
Restoring cities without restoring barrier islands, they say, is setting the table for another disaster.
Barrier islands — the coast's first line of defense against hurricanes — are washing away.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/09/20/eveningnews/main870475.shtml   (542 words)

 Barrier, Fire Rated Sheathing, Blazeguard, Fire Resistant Building Materials, Fire Retardant Wood
With over fifteen years of sales history and established brand identity, Barrier is leveraging its reputation and experience to pursue new applications, new regional US and international markets, and licensing opportunities.
Barrier’s award-winning product is the Blazeguard brand of fire rated wood panels.
Blazeguard fire-resistant sheathing is coated with Barrier's patented, non-hazardous, non-combustible Pyrotite material.
www.intlbarrier.com   (0 words)

 Great Barrier Reef Resorts
The Great Barrier Reef, off Australia's east coast, is one of the wonders of the natural world.
The combination of glorious weather, pristine rainforest, white sandy beaches, and an ocean varying in hue from blue to turquoise to green, ensures it's where the world wants to go to lie on the beach, swim, surf, snorkel, sail, bushwalk and birdwatch.
Exploring the reef is both exhilarating and easy, From the inspiring destination to the superbly comfortable vessels, the genuinely friendly crew and the professional organisation to the reef trips, your reef adventure will match and exceed your expectations.
www.greatbarrierreefresorts.net   (0 words)

Barriers serve as synchronization points for groups of threads that must occasionally wait for each other.
Barriers may support any of several methods that accomplish this synchronization.
Returns true if the barrier has been compromised by threads leaving the barrier before a synchronization point (normally due to interruption or timeout).
gee.cs.oswego.edu /dl/classes/EDU/oswego/cs/dl/util/concurrent/Barrier.html   (193 words)

 Israel's Wall in the West Bank
Israel's barrier, still under construction, is expected to reach at least 403 miles in length (650 kilometers).
Israel's barrier is therefore planned to be four times as long and in places twice as high as the Berlin Wall.
For the most part the barrier, which could eventually extend over 750km, consists of a series of 25 foot high concrete walls, trenches, barbed wire and electrified fencing with numerous watch towers, electronic sensors, thermal imaging and video cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles, sniper towers, and roads for patrol vehicles.
www.vtjp.org /background/Separation_Wall_Report.htm   (1380 words)

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