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  Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - Employment Standards Administration - U.S. Department of Labor
The Wage and Hour Division will host the Prevailing Wage Conference 2008 on January 8-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published a Report on the comments received in response to the Request for Information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
A separate provision of the bill brings about phased increases to the minimum wage in the CNMI and American Samoa, with the goal of bringing the minimum wage in those locations up to the general federal minimum wage over several years.
www.dol.gov /esa/whd   (359 words)

  
  Hour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The hour was originally defined in ancient civilisations (including those of Egypt, Sumeria, India and China) as either one twelfth of the time between sunrise and sunset or one twenty-fourth of a full day.
As a consequence, hours on summer days were longer than on winter days, their length varying with latitude and even, to a small extent, with the local weather (since it affects the atmosphere's index of refraction).
When, in post-classical times, a clock showed these hours its period had to be changed every morning and evening (for example by changing the length of its pendulum), or it had to keep to the position of the Sun on the ecliptic (see Prague Astronomical Clock).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hour   (841 words)

  
 Hour
In modern usage, an hour is defined as a unit of time 60 minutes, or 3600 seconds in length.
When a clock showed these hours, its speed had to be changed every morning and evening (for example by changing the length of its pendulum), or it had to keep position of the Sun on ecliptic (see Prague Astronomical Clock).
So, sunrise is always exactly at the beginning of the 1st hour, noon at the end of the 6th hour, and sunset exactly at the end of the 12th hour.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/h/ho/hour.html   (658 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - Hour - Calendar Encyclopedia
The hour was originally defined in Egypt as 1/24 of a day, based on their duo-decimal numbering system (which counted finger joints on each hand).
In modern usage, an hour was redefined as a unit of time 60 minutes, or 3600 seconds in length.
When a clock showed these hours, its period had to be changed every morning and evening (for example by changing the length of its pendulum), or it had to keep position of the Sun on the ecliptic (see Prague Astronomical Clock).
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /Hour.htm   (757 words)

  
 "One Hour" : Articles : HEARTLIGHT® Magazine
An hour later my favorite team comes from behind to win a game in the World Series (of course the other team came back to win the series in their last at bat in the last game).
An hour or so later I am handing a box of tissues to a lady as she tells her story of a very unhappy and tragic childhood.
“One hour” the followers of Jesus felt betrayed and bewildered by seeing Jesus dying on a cross, the next they were overjoyed and courageously sharing the story of their risen Lord.
www.heartlight.org /articles/200111/20011113_onehour.html   (594 words)

  
 hour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
[n] a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour".
[n] a special and memorable period; "it was their finest hour".
[n] distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away".
lookwayup.com /lwu.exe/lwu/d?s=f&w=hour   (60 words)

  
 The Witching Hour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Witching Hour is an academic symposium (combined with elements of a fan convention) dedicated to the study of the Harry Potter series and its surrounding cultural phenomenon.
The Witching Hour is an official event of HP Education Fanon, Inc., a United States tax-exempt organization that promotes educational exploration of the Harry Potter novels and reading in general.
The Witching Hour is an official HP Education Fanon, Inc. event and is the sequel to Nimbus — 2003.
www.witchinghour.org /info   (2361 words)

  
 24 hour analog clocks: history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
So a wheel that revolved once every 24 hours was the obvious solution for a device that not only kept the time, day and night, but echoed the religious view of the universe, where the heavens revolve in an God-given orderly procession around the earth.
A 24 hour dial increases the required precision for the hour hand, because the hour hand moves less during an hour: if it's not accurate, it will soon start to be slower or faster.
With more hours squeezed into a smaller arc, it was harder to read the exact time from a single hand on the 24 hour dial than on the 12 hour dial.
homepage.mac.com /pete.boardman/24hourclock/history.html   (4338 words)

  
 24 hour analog clocks: design   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On a 12 hour clock face, the hour and minute markers (if present) can share some of the same positions: this is because 60 is divisible by 12.
This is the Cyclos watch, whose hour hand moves in and out away from the centre, following a path from the inner 12 hour dial to the outer 12 hour dial and back again as it rotates, thus distinguishing between the two 12 hour cycles of a 24 hour day.
The day-time hours are displayed by the longer hand, decorated with a sun, and the night-time hours by the shorter section illustrated by the moon.
homepage.mac.com /pete.boardman/24hourclock/design.html   (2128 words)

  
 hour
The hour for the bombardment was between 1300 and 1400.
The doctor's hours were from 10 to 4.
What an employee does after hours is his or her own business.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/hour   (245 words)

  
 What Hour Was Jesus Crucified?
On the other hand, if the tenth hour was 4:00 PM, and the hour is late, the reader can understand why the remainder of the disciples' day would be spent with Jesus:  It was too late to do anything else before darkness.
When John says "about the sixth hour" he means that the time was closer to noon than to 11:00 AM or to 1:00 PM, which means the exact time would have been between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
Mark said that the crucifixion occurred at the third hour (not about) the third hour, so we may conclude that he meant that the time was not later than the end of the third hour, or 9:00 AM.
sol.sci.uop.edu /~jfalward/Crucifixion_Hour.htm   (1590 words)

  
 Hour.ca - Stage - Fringe-off!
The group crams their hour full of skits about boyfriend lattes, prostitutes who chase frogs instead of tricks and a series of morbid spoofs on the ubiquitous Just For Laughs' Gags television series.
This is one of their best lineup ever, and it's a pity that so few of the offerings managed to make it to Hour's pages (I remember times when *every single show* of the Toronto Fringe was reviewed in its cultural weeklies).
Hour is not responsible for the opinions expressed by the members.
www.hour.ca /stage/stage.aspx?iIDArticle=6363   (2606 words)

  
 Ithaca HOURs Online: Home Page
HOUR founder Paul Glover has started Ithaca's nonprofit, member-owned health security system, the Ithaca Health Alliance --in order to take control of health prices.
Ithaca HOURS were visited by a top official of China's central bank, sent from Beijing by the President of the People's Bank of China (their Alan Greenspan) to talk about adopting HOURS as money in China.
HOUR board member Kevin Cuddback (of Gimme Coffee!) was hosted in Hiroshima for ten days, explaining how to start local currency.
www.lightlink.com /ithacahours   (871 words)

  
 hour - a Whatis.com definition
The hour (symbolized hr) is a unit of time, equivalent to 3600 seconds (s), 60
The hour is also used by astronomers as one of two coordinates that define the positions of objects in the sky.
In this format, time is denoted in the form hhmm, where hh represents the hour from 00 to 23, and mm represents the minute from 00 to 59.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci778341,00.html   (319 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - hour definition
As he started falling, he thought his hour had surely come.
I have a couple of hours left to do in the yard.
The question of the hour is whether war is justified.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861618940   (357 words)

  
 hour. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
hours A set period of time for a specified activity: banking hours.
The work that can be accomplished in an hour.
The distance that can be traveled in an hour.
www.bartleby.com /61/55/H0295500.html   (203 words)

  
 Lotus Domino Designer 6.5 Help - @Hour
Returns the number of the hour in the specified time­date.
The value with the hour that you want to extract.
Hours are represented as 0 through 23 for 12 AM through 11 PM.
www-12.lotus.com /ldd/doc/domino_notes/6.5.1/help65_designer.nsf/f4b82fbb75e942a6852566ac0037f284/c57dfa72377a6c5a85256e000049bb75?OpenDocument   (62 words)

  
 D-Day and H-Hour
The terms D-day and H-hour are used for the day and hour on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated.
They designate the day and hour of the operation when the day and hour have not yet been determined, or where secrecy is essential.
The letters are derived from the words for which they stand, "D" for the day of the invasion and "H" for the hour operations actually begin.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/faq/ddaydef.htm   (264 words)

  
 Rush Hour® - Traffic Jam Puzzle - Introduction
A set of three new links to the interactive versions of the Rush Hour® puzzle family on the Web is added.
Rush Hour® is one of the most elegant and fun sliding block puzzles to come on the market in years.
Rush Hour® is a genuine puzzle phenomenon with legions of fans.
www.puzzles.com /products/rushhour.htm   (723 words)

  
 Lutheran Hour Ministries
That’s why we might be surprised to see John the Baptist so willing to take a second seat to the one who was to come after.
The Lutheran Hour message for today focuses on what was so unique about Jesus.
The Lutheran Hour message today reminds us that the Lord calls, but His call only lasts as long as we are alive to hear it.
www.lutheranhour.org /programguide.asp   (316 words)

  
 IGN: WWE Crush Hour Review
Some environments are plainly decorated, with blank gray walls bending angularly around a hallway interior or a flat, compressed, and poorly animated crowd of WWE spectators twitching in the bleachers.
WWE Crush Hour is a worthy title of such an honor.
Playing through the career mode is a piece of cake, but playing with a friend or the CPU in an exhibition match is enough fun to keep you playing for at least a month or two.
ps2.ign.com /articles/389/389850p2.html   (811 words)

  
 About Daylight Saving Time   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Then, the sun will appear to rise one hour later in the morning when people are usually asleep anyway, at the benefit of one hour longer evenings when awake: The sunset and sunrise are one hour later than during normal time.
To make DST work, the clocks have to be adjusted one hour ahead when DST begins (during spring), and adjusted back one hour to standard time every autumn.
Today it is almost always 1 hour ahead of normal time, but during history there has been several variants of this, such as half adjustment (30 minutes) or double adjustment (2 hours), but adjustments of 20, 40 minutes have also been used.
www.timeanddate.com /time/aboutdst.html   (767 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Hour.
The time of my death is not yet fully come.
The allusion is to the belief that the hour of our birth and death is appointed and fixed.
In astrology we have our lucky and unlucky hours.
www.bartleby.com /81/8532.html   (135 words)

  
 Lutheran Hour Ministries: From Radio To Internet
In 1929, volunteer members of the International Lutheran Laymen's League voted in favor of introducing a Lutheran program on the radio, titled "The Lutheran Hour." On Oct. 9, 1930, the program aired for the first time on 34 CBS affiliates throughout the United States, and Lutheran Hour Ministries was born.
Since its modest beginning, Lutheran Hour Ministries has grown to include Christian outreach programs spanning print, radio, television and the Internet.
In fact, 32 percent of all responses to Lutheran Hour Ministries' programs are derived from the Internet outreach programs.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/lutheranism/24698   (464 words)

  
 Daylight Saving Time - When do we change our clocks?
During DST, clocks are turned forward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.
The official answer is that the bars do not close at 2:00 a.m., but actually at 1:59 a.m.
In practice, however, many establishments stay open an extra hour in the fall.
webexhibits.org /daylightsaving/b.html   (693 words)

  
 Word Spy - arsenic hour
Our only pets are fish, who are usually very polite and well-behaved, particularly if you drop an occasional mention of "fillet" as you pass by the tank.
In neological circles, the presence of a large number of synonyms for something usually means not only that that something is an extremely common phenomenon, but also that it doesn't have an official name.
(Although see children's hour, below.) So in the end I decided that arsenic hour was post-worthy because it's a linguistic reflection of what appears to be a significant, or at least commonplace, cultural phenomenon.
www.wordspy.com /words/arsenichour.asp   (533 words)

  
 Hour Detroit Magazine - Metropolitan Detroit's Monthly Magazine
Hour Detroit Magazine - Metropolitan Detroit's Monthly Magazine
As an A-List member you'll be the first to learn about Hour Detroit events and special offers.
Subscribe to Hour Detroit: Get Metropolitan Detroit's only monthly magazine delivered to your mailbox.
www.hourdetroit.com   (55 words)

  
 Official Rush Hour 3 New Movie Trailers: Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan Upcoming New Movie Releases
Rush Hour 3 finds the unlikely duo headed to the City of Lights to stop a global criminal conspiracy and save the life of an old friend, Ambassador Han's now-grown daughter, Soo Yung.
They don't know the city, the language or even exactly what they're looking for, but their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day.
Also contributing to Rush Hour 3 are stunt coordinators Conrad E. Palmisano and Eddie Braun and visual effects designer/supervisor John Bruno.
www.rushhourmovie.com   (743 words)

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