Contentment and happiness austin psychotherapy

Contentment and Happiness Austin Psychotherapy

If you’re in search of peace and a restoration of the happiness you once had in your family, Lora Ferguson can provide you with the Austin psychotherapy you need for healing and return. Through counseling, a trusting and meaningful relationship is built between the client and the counselor which will, in turn, help strengthen the relationships that are in the family.

By getting to know your teen through Austin psychotherapy, Lora Ferguson can bridge the gap that divides parents from their teenage children. The teenager in your family will find a voice in Lora Ferguson, and his or her feelings can be expressed through healthy ways so understanding and communication can be fostered. With time, effort, motivation, and expectations that are realistically set, family members will find a deeper connection to each other and be on the road to contentment in family life.

It all begins with a free phone consultation before the first session that will take a total of 20 minutes. When specific goals are set for the counseling, your needs, as well as the needs of your teenager, will start to be met. A voicing out of the feelings and desires of your teenager will be aired out by Lora Ferguson; and with this communication, relationships are built and brought closer.

Austin psychotherapy in counseling will bring out the changes that your teenager is going through and it will be made clear if they cause them discomfort. If everything is laid out in the open and there is an understanding, a teenager’s relationship with his or her family and friends become healthier and stronger. If you’re ready to reach that level of contentment in your family relationship, contact Lora Ferguson by filling out the online contact form and signing up for the free 20 minute phone consultation.

How to choose the best aviation school

How To Choose The Best Aviation School

Anyone can achieve his/her dreams with the help of Sarah Aviation academy. They help students to achieve their dreams in all aspects. One can become a commercial pilot only after he has obtained a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). Commercial Pilot License authorizes the pilot to fly both passenger planes and cargo planes. A Commercial Pilot License may be obtained only after a Private Pilot License (PPL) has been acquired. To obtain a Commercial Pilots License, 250 hours of flying (including 60 hours for the PPL) is necessary. Besides that, one has to undergo a Medical Fitness Test and an examination.

Commercial pilot training is provided by many aviation academies all over India. However, only few of them provide quality training. Sarah Aviation Academy is one of them. It has first of its kind prelude pilot training course aimed at young aspirants who would want to understand nuances of being a pilot in a practical scenario. Aim of this course is to enable aspiring pilots to test their aptitude for being a pilot & become eligible to appear for Commercial Pilot License examination. The license is issued by the governing aviation authorities once the pilot has completed his training with a qualified instructor and has the necessary experience and knowledge. Most pilots get their basic training from private flying institutes; those who have started out with the armed forces get all the training and experience from there.

Aviators can be categorized as civilian pilots and military pilots. Civilian pilots also include airline pilots. Entry to this field has certain minimum criteria vis-?-vis physical health and a certain level of education, including includes English, math, and science. One has to be eighteen years of age to commence training and should be twenty-one years of age and should have completed 1,500 hours of actual flying at the time of he or she obtains a license.

Several aviation academies have emerged owing to the rising demand for skill and proficiency in aviation fields. Such academies chisel young minds and groom their careers. Most of them have specialized training programs for those aspiring to become Flight Attendants. Aviation careers can be divided into Flying Careers and Management Careers. Career options include Pilots, Flight Engineers, Flight Attendants, Cabin attendants, In-flight Supervisors, Technicians, Flight Coordinators, and Crew Schedulers. Other job options such as Airport Security, Line Service Personnel, Business Development, Cost Analysts, Aeronautical Engineers, Ground Instructors, Airport Managers, Technical Writers, and Air Traffic Controllers have also attracted a significant number of job seekers.

Biodiesel and the kyoto protocol

Biodiesel and the Kyoto Protocol

Copyright (c) 2008 Mervyn Rees

I thought I would talk about some aspects affecting the production of biodiesel.

The Kyoto Protocol goes by a number of aliases: The Kyoto Treaty, The Kyoto Accord, or The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

It does not stand alone but is actually an amendment to a larger body of work by the United Nations on climate change. The larger body of work is a treaty on managing environmental change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. It came into being in 1992 at a summit in Rio De Janeiro, but since it is a treaty and does not hold countries accountable to make any changes, an amendment was added to it, called a protocol, to help nations take action in response to the treaty. The goal is to stabilize the amount and concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Since then, the Kyoto Protocol has eclipsed the treaty itself in terms of assumed effectiveness and controversy. Countries who choose to ratify the Kyoto Protocol are committing to the reduction of six greenhouse gas emissions including carbon monoxide, or developing measures to deal with those commitments if they cannot fill them.

There were two conditions for the Kyoto Protocol to enter into force. The first condition was that no fewer than 55 participants in the convention needed to ratify the protocol. This was agreed on May 23, 2002 when Iceland ratified the protocol. The second condition was that countries who participated in producing a leased 55% of the total carbon dioxide emissions for 1990 needed to ratify the protocol as well. Russia’s ratification on November 18, 2004 met the second condition needed to put the Kyoto Protocol into force. Ninety days after the conditions were met, on February 16th 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force.

The United States and Australia have not ratified the Kyoto Protocol. In spite of that, 157 nations have ratified the protocol, which represents 61% of global greenhouse gas production.

The legally binding protocol calls for countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 5.2%, compared to the emissions produced in 1990. While the average is 5.2%, different countries have different targets to aim for: Japan needs to reduce its emissions by 6%, Australia by 8%, the US by 7%, and Iceland by 10%. The reduction needs to affect the following greenhouse gases:

* Carbon dioxide * Methane * Nitrous oxide * Sulphur hexafluoride * HFCs * PFCs

Countries who exceed these targets earn “credits” that they can sell to other countries that are not yet able to meet those targets. Credits are also earned by countries with large forested regions that turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. So countries who can quickly exceed emissions standards or who can create Kyoto Protocol forest areas have financial incentive to do so.

Cleaner, breathable air, a clearer sky, and a reduction in global warming are noble pursuits. So why has the Kyoto Protocol received so much controversy and attention and not been ratified by everyone?

Objections and criticisms

There are a number of objections and criticisms to the Kyoto Protocol. Here are some of them:

* By 2050, if the Kyoto Protocol is successful, the global warming trend will be reduced by one third to one half of a degree annually. Unless other modifications are made, Kyoto Protocol will be ineffective at reducing global warming in a largely measurable way.

* Both the United States and Australia have not ratified the protocol because of concerns over the economic ramifications resulting from sweeping changes that need to be made by industries. Other countries, like Canada, have ratified the protocol but with a lot of national controversy for the same reason.

* Credits earned from planting a ‘Kyoto Protocol Forest’ sound like a great idea, except that the first 10 years of a new forest tend to produce more carbon dioxide than it reduces, because new forests help to release carbon dioxide that is locked in the ground.

* China, who is the second-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, is exempt from ratifying the Kyoto protocol or being bound to it because it does not belong to a specific class of countries: those who were producing excessive greenhouse gases during the growth in industry that the UN feels contributed to current concentrations. In fact, China’s usage is on the rise, increasing 40% between 1990 and 2003.

* Because of the variety of credit-selling opportunities as well as responsibilities to share knowledge with non-industrialized countries, some people see the Kyoto Protocol as a global social movement to spread wealth from the “have” countries to the “have-not” countries instead of effectively addressing climate change.

* As well, the law of supply and demand suggests that a reduction in fossil fuel usage by industrialized nations will lead to a reduction in overall prices for fossil fuels, allowing non-industrialized nations, who are not bound by the Kyoto Protocol, to burn more fossil fuels at a cheaper price without any restrictions.

* Lastly, critics say that the Kyoto Protocol only addresses the problem with an immediate, short-term solution. Critics suggest that the Kyoto Protocol, or something like it, needs to address greater issues such as population explosion, which has a huge effect on global warming.

Who wins?

If the Kyoto Protocol is successful in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we will all win with a reduction in global warming. But there are others who will win in a different way:

* Kyoto Protocol measurements are based on emissions produced in 1990 and ratifying countries are measured against that number as a benchmark. Russia, however, because of its collapse, will easily meet its 1990 number, and its benchmark is set at 0%. This means that it should continuously generate credits which can be purchased by other countries. This means that reactionary spending by other countries will push millions of dollars to Russia.

* The Kyoto Protocol also requires industrialized nations to provide information and support to non-industrialized nations attempting to make leaps and bounds in technology and power generation. So countries like the United States will be expected to provide assistance and support to countries like India and China who both have a lot of people and are struggling to become industrialized nations. In both situations, by supporting the Kyoto Protocol, they receive financial assistance but have no parameters in which to operate once they do achieve industrialization.

End of summer fun means back to school fun

End Of Summer Fun Means Back To School Fun

Most children get very down when they see that the end of summer is quickly approaching. They have had a good time for several months and know that summer fun will soon be ending. Going back to school is hard for the younger children because they might be going to school for the first time. The friendly teachers and the number of games that they see in the classroom make them think that going back to school fun might not be different from end of summer fun.

Parents will try to coordinate vacations that the entire family can enjoy during the summer months. The children will have lots of fun swimming in pools in the neighborhood and those at various hotels along the travel route. As the end of summer approaches the family might turn the conversation to the fun that they will have at school next year.

The teenagers might look forward to fun times at school proms and parties after football games. The pre-teens might think that baseball practice after school is going to be fun because they did not get to have play time with these children during the summer. The fresh smiles and energetic bodies will bond once again on the field when the classes go outside for some recreation time.

Some teachers try to ease their students back into the grueling regimen of their studies by teaching classes outside. The end of summer might still linger in the air as the students find that they can raise their voices higher on the playground and shout the answers to the questions that the teacher is asking. The back to school fun is surprisingly refreshing and not as bad as some students thought it would be.

Many students find that they can make a game out of their study time and compete with their siblings to find answers to all of the homework questions that each of them have. The older students might know the answers because they are a year ahead and had to take the same tests the year before. The fun of getting back into the study routine does not seem so bad if there is someone there to help them understand the new level of homework that they must do.

The children begin to realize that summer fun never has to end. There is still plenty of time to play with friends after they get home from school. Some parents might require that the children get finished with the homework before they will be allowed outdoors. The parent might even notice that with these incentives, the kids are able to complete their homework quickly and still find time to have some back to school fun with their friends before they are called in to eat dinner.

Military scholarships for dependents for use in any school

Military Scholarships For Dependents For Use In Any School

There are scholarships and grants available for people that are married to a member of military personnel. Military personnel include a member of the navy, army, air force and marines. If you are married to a member of military personnel then you will be eligible for military spouse scholarships. It does not matter if the personnel are still service or if they have retired you will still be eligible to apply.


One of the most popular programs at the moment is the one that will award ten thousand American dollars. This scholarship is awarded to different people every month and it is awarded through a draw style process.

In order to stand a chance of getting this scholarship you will need to apply via the internet. This application process is actually very easy you just need to fill in a short application form. Once you submit the application form you will receive a confirmation email. If you are one of the lucky ones that gets the scholarship you will be able to use the money to pay for any expenses related to studying. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition fees, meals, transportation and required books and equipment.


One advantage of these scholarship programs is that they are not classed as a loan and therefore do not need to be paid back. This free money will allow you to study and get a qualification without getting into debt in the process. Its strongly recommended that you take the time to research exactly what is available as it can potentially save you a lot of money.