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In the News (Sun 18 Aug 19)

  John O'Sullivan on Immigration & Borders on National Review Online
It would be much more consistent with the bill's intention to compel them to apply from abroad — where they would have to undergo a serious examination of their claims at a U.S. consulate.
And to allow such illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S., effectively jumping ahead of law-abiding would-be immigrants in the entry line, because they have acquired an employer or a spouse during their sojourn, is a form of amnesty.
But these doubts are surely reasons for cautious checking of potential fellow citizens and next-door neighbors rather than for welcoming them with open arms and porous borders, and then learning late in the day that they are not what they said on their application forms.
www.nationalreview.com /jos/jos040502.asp   (1520 words)

 serious accidents
The KSI trace follows the serious trace closely because the number of killed is less than 10% of the number seriously injured.
An injured casualty is recorded as seriously or slightly injured by the police on the basis of information available within a short time of the accident.
We made it 10% of serious injuries, and we are confident that the estimate is in the correct range.
www.safespeed.org.uk /serious.html   (1949 words)

 Region urged to get serious on oil spills
Get the Legislature or Congress to form a citizen-run group, funded by shipping interests, to keep an eye on the spill-prevention efforts of industry and government.
Get something just like the Regional Citizens' Advisory Council that has helped make Valdez one of the safest ports in the country.
But advocates for a citizens' council said allowing plain folks to get involved in those groups is not at all the same thing as having a professional, well-funded council accountable only to the public.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/200505_spill20.html   (1227 words)

 Croteam - Get Serious!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The crew has already waken up from hibernation and they are now busy running around the decks getting all the systems up and running, preparing the instruments to start scanning the system for possible traces of civilized life.
He joined the armies as soon as the first fights begun, and was reckless in the efforts to get himself killed in action.
He commanded a destroyer at the big space battle for Rigil Kentaurus, he was victorious in countless dogfights against alien roboships, he lead hundreds of diversions on Mental's bases and fought head to head with his minions for thousand times.
www.croteam.com /game_story   (5277 words)

 News in Science - Gamers get serious, face reality - 01/11/2006
"Serious games are games used for some other serious pursuit than entertainment," says Ben Sawyer, co-director of the Serious Games Initiative, which held its first summit two years ago.
In one episode, for example, two soldiers seeking information from local Iraqis sitting in a cafe are shown how to introduce themselves to make clear they are not a threat and are told to take off their sunglasses as eye contact is important in Iraqi culture.
Sawyer says he expects the next big success story to be a serious game being developed to enable students to design their own game on a certain topic.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/stories/2006/1778521.htm   (623 words)

 Get Serious About Afghanistan - Council on Foreign Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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President Bush needs to play hardball with Musharraf, telling him that American support for a free Afghanistan will never waver but that support for Musharraf’s regime will be jeopardized if he doesn’t do more to curb the Taliban.
Musharraf needs to get the message—as he did after 9/11—that it’s more important to placate Uncle Sam than the radical Islamic parties.
www.cfr.org /publication/11598/get_serious_about_afghanistan.html   (920 words)

 PTypes - Serious Personality Type
Seriousness, care, diligence, industriousness, honesty, integrity, perseverance, realism, endurance, sobriety, humility, modesty, responsibility, deliberateness, cautiousness, judiciousness, prudence, attentiveness, thoughtfulness, steadfastness, loyalty, trustworthiness, steadiness, reliability, frugality, thriftiness, forbearance, dutifulness, honorableness, sensibility, firmness, stoicism, fortitude, dependability, sincerity, providence, faithfulness, self-control.
"Serious, grave, solemn, somber, sedate, staid, sober, earnest may be applied to persons, their looks, or their acts with the meaning not light or frivolous but actually or seemingly weighed down by deep thought, heavy cares, or purposive or important work.
Although he was serious and conventional in his personal life, intellectually Dewey traveled far from his pietistic upbringing in the 1860s, traversing Hegelian idealism en route to his arrival to the view that the practical must trump the theoretical.
www.ptypes.com /serious.html   (2561 words)

 Australian Flexible Learning Framework -
'Serious games' were discussed at the Tokyo Game Show Forum in September and the concept was introduced with a great deal of industry support and enthusiasm to the world stage at the October 'Serious Games Summit' in Washington.
"Serious games have the same ability as any normal computer game to emotionally immerse people in game play using adventure or strategy, but the difference is the subtly disguised intention that players will learn as they play, with progress checkpoints acting as a platform for knowledge and content assessment," Mr Denyer said.
Serious games should not be confused with other interactive educational e-learning tools, says Adrian Denyer, 2004 Flexible Learning Leader.
flexiblelearning.net.au /newsandevents/Flexenews/38/serious_games.htm   (1132 words)

 Croteam - Get Serious!
Serious Editor 2 functions as a modeler, level editor, code editor, and more, and is capable of everything necessary to modify and create content for Serious Sam 2.
Serious Sam 2 is presented at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2005 in Los Angeles.
Serious Sam II will be released for PC and Xbox in fall 2005, and will be showcased at 2K Games’ booth at this year’s E3 Expo.
www.croteam.com   (1998 words)

 Get Serious About Drug-Law Reform
The way things are going in Quebec, nobody should be surprised to see the emergence of some kind of fall equivalent of the spring sugaring-off ritual, to mark this province's annual pot harvest.
At the very least, this weekend's two-part Gazette series on marijuana cultivation should give pause to legislators who have been slow to grasp the urgent need for clarification of the legal uncertainties surrounding this drug.
As much as police try to get a grip on the situation, they are also trying, quite rightly, to get across the message that this is a problem that can't be handled by law enforcement alone.
www.freedomtoexhale.com /serious.htm   (504 words)

 PC Hardware - Dell Inspiron XPS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
We have to hand it to Dell, when they get serious about entering a new market they pull no punches and do a great job of sending the competition scrambling.
The XPS series of gaming PCs embarks a new philosophy for Dell — no longer are they willing to sit on the sidelines and do nothing — moreover, they’re going after the market of gaming PCs so aggressively now that many of the boutique builders who had initially shrugged them off are taking notice.
Using the same basic design as the 8600 series, this new XPS does come in a slightly larger package and overall weight.
www.gamers-depot.com /hardware/notebooks/dell/inspironxps/001.htm   (496 words)

 Get serious, Democrats - The Boston Globe
This is mostly a good idea -- but unless Democrats get serious about repealing Bush's tax cuts for the rich, the result could be further cuts in social outlays for the regular people whom Democrats supposedly...
This is mostly a good idea -- but unless Democrats get serious about repealing Bush's tax cuts for the rich, the result could be further cuts in social outlays for the regular people whom Democrats supposedly champion.
Maybe, once we remember that much of what government does is highly valued, we can have a serious conversation on why government needs to be funded by fair taxes.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/01/06/get_serious_democrats   (809 words)

 The Quotations Home Page - Serious Sarcasm- Series 16
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
One of the simple but genuine pleasures in life is getting up in the morning and hurrying to a mousetrap you set the night before.
www.theotherpages.org /quote-16.html   (2569 words)

 Mark Elliot - GET SERIOUS! THERE IS NO EASY WAY TO GET RID OF COCAINE ADDICTION!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Normally, cocaine molecules are small enough to get through the blood-brain barrier which protects the brain from foreign substances.
Antibodies attach themselves to the cocaine molecules and make them too big to get through and thereby cannot trigger dopamine production in the brain, which is associated with the high people get.
As the saying goes, "What do you get when a drunken horse thief gets sober?" The answer, "A sober horse thief." Without effective all-round community treatment programs to address the underlying causes of the addiction, any medical therapy is likely doomed to a high degree of failure.
www.redflagsweekly.com /elliot/2002_april08.html   (568 words)

 3DActionPlanet - A Member of The GameSpy Network
But last week, Croteam released the test of their 3D first person shooter to the public, and what had been a relatively unknown title suddenly became an underground hit as developers spread the word through their.plans that this was a great game.
The test is a...well, serious contender with two main features: a beautiful engine and a deathmatch experience that hasn't been seen in a game since DOOM.
Serious Sam's storyline is very similar to movies or games that are set in ancient Egypt: alien technology and the Egyptian culture have become tightly intertwined.
www.3dactionplanet.com /features/demos/serious   (561 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Serious Play: How the World's Best Companies Simulate to Innovate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the last chapter, he lays out the 10 rules of serious play, including: Be willing to fail early and often; know when the costs outweigh the benefits; know who wins and who loses from an innovation; build a prototype that engages customers, vendors, and colleagues; create markets around prototypes; and simulate the customer experience.
Some "play" can be taken much too seriously as when overzealous parents scream at their children as they begin to compete in organized sports; other "play" is not treated seriously enough as when a corporation discourages (perhaps even punishes) innovative thinking unless it has an immediate and favorable impact on the bottom line.
Serious Play is one of those rare books that will change the paradigms that many companies and other organizations have, enable them to learn faster and more effectively, and then make better decisions.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0875848141?v=glance   (3681 words)

 Real Debt Help - Get out of debt with Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover Plan.
The reason that we do not use debt consolidation to get out of debt is because it doesn't work.
If you lie to get a loan because your bankruptcy is very old, technically you have committed criminal fraud.
When you use one of these companies and then try to get a conventional, FHA or VA loan, you will be treated the same as if you had filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
www.daveramsey.com   (1280 words)

 CBS 2 Chicago WBBM-TV: 2 Million a Year Get Serious Infections in Hospitals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"The patients who are most likely to get an infection while in the hospital are people without a normal immune system, or who have been in the hospital for a prolonged period of time,” Dr. Gary Noskin said.
I was able to get out of the hospital in a total of 9 weeks," Dr. Alverdy said.
All experts seem to agree the number one way to prevent hospital acquired infections is for health care workers to wash their hands.
cbs2chicago.com /health/local_story_098170104.html   (445 words)

Additionally, the health officials have to be influenced by the fact that Kentucky's tobacco excise tax at three cents a pack is the second lowest in the nation.
Tobacco must be seen as the serious threat it is and treated accordingly.
The state could start by levying a tax on cigarettes that's at least near the average among the states of nearly 39 cents a pack.
www.kypost.com /opinion/kedita050300.html   (498 words)

 Game Developers Conference 2004 - Serious Games Summit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Serious Games Summit will bring definition to this emerging field, and provide crucial information to developers who want to build serious games and organizations that wish to put serious games applications to use.
The Summit was developed by the Serious Games Initiative (www.seriousgames.org) and other leading advocates for the use of games for learning, training, and policy.
A "Serious Games" state of the union presentation designed to help those inside and outside of the serious games field gain knowledge and become introduced to the special aspects of this new gaming area.
www.gdconf.com /conference/seriousgames.htm   (866 words)

 How To Be "Morally Serious" Timothy Noah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
But note that what makes him morally serious is his willingness to fret over the issue of when life begins, a neocon favorite.
If debate about morality aspires to be serious, it needs to substitute reasoned argument for the lazy condescension implicit in declaring who's "morally serious" and who's not.
Kass is, in fact, a very serious individual, and one who tries to think deeply and yet practically about moral questions.
slate.msn.com /?id=1008127   (1589 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Dead Serious   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Brooklyn boys are never really serious, and they are talented in their speed and raps.
"Dead Serious" is a really fun album to listen to, and although it may not be the greatest masterpiece ever made, all ten songs are good, and you can sit down and listen to the whole thing.
This is the kind of Cd that you use to get together with your friends for a berr-and pizza session and just trip out and have a good time.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002JP2?v=glance   (1220 words)

 OTPP - Claude Lamoureux's speech at The Canadian Club March 4 2002
The higher the dollar value of equity owned by outside directors … the greater the likelihood that the CEO of a poorly performing company would be fired.
Approving the creation of a series of partnerships that moved debt off the balance sheet to enrich management at the expense of the shareholders.
We also think that it would be beneficial for the board of every major company to meet with its top ten or so shareholders at least once a year to get a frank reading on their concerns.
www.otpp.com /web/website.nsf/web/CLamoureuxMar4_02   (2616 words)

 SERIOUS - Definition
He is always serious, yet there is about his manner a graceful ease.
The holy Scriptures bring to our ears the most serious things in the world.
Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/serious   (210 words)

 Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life: Fiction Supplement
It seemed like that was what I was supposed to do, get serious and tackle fiction. If I had a page for every time someone asked, So, when you going to write a novel?
But oh the idea of sitting in a room with all these scattered notes, observations, word chunks, and trying to cram them into a story (what story?) gave me heart palpitations.
I'd have to have a beginning, a middle, and an end; I'd have to stitch it all together with segues; I'd need an arc. And then there's the real kicker, something I'm pretty sure is integral to fiction writing: the problem of making things up. I can't quite seem to get a handle on fabrication.
www.encyclopediaofanordinarylife.com /pages/fiction.php   (421 words)

 Game Developers Conference 2005 - Keynotes
Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, CA The number of non-entertainment games under development is rapidly increasing and demand for the ideas, skills and techniques used in commercial entertainment games is at an all time high.
The Serious Games Summit is a two day event that covers the intersection of games, learning, policy and management.
Today, major corporations, government and military institutions, foundations, educators, and non-profits are turning to games and commercial entertainment technologies as a new approach to simulations, training, education, and other practical applications.
www.gdconf.com /conference/seriousgamessummit.htm   (446 words)

 Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Review from GameZone.com
When I first played the original Serious Sam I was very impressed with several factors of the game, first it had incredibly beautiful settings for an FPS game, very colorful and bright, and was a blast to play.
OK, you get some awesome new weapons, a chainsaw (great for making hamburger out of anything that gets too close), a flame-thrower (can you say "Crispy Critters?"), and last but not least, a 16 mm sniper rifle (the ultimate way to reach out and touch someone).
Everything you here in the game is first class, from the weapons to the background music (which by the way will tell you when you are about to get into a no holds barred firefight, as the music will get louder and more tense, then quiet down as all the enemies are eliminated).
www.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r19404.htm   (1381 words)

 Techweb > Security & Privacy > Spam Fighters Get Serious > April 30, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The fight against spam is finally getting serious.
This month, a variety of major players and government agencies have taken a range of actions designed to curb the spread of bulk e-mail, or at least hold the senders accountable for the damage they cause.
Get free white papers and tools to make your job easier.
www.techweb.com /tech/security/20030430_security   (710 words)

 Video Games Get Serious - June 29, 2006 - The New York Sun
One way in which the genre is becoming more serious is with nonviolent strategy games, such as "A Force More Powerful," which was made with input from Serbian resistance leaders who helped overthrow Milosevic.
Then there's "Darfur is Dying," which simulates the experience of being among the 2.5 million refugees fighting to survive.
He spoke about getting past whether video games are good or bad during a discussion of best practices about games.
www.nysun.com /article/35275   (364 words)

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