iPad Lines: Apple flagship store on Fifth Avenue is slowly growing

Apple iPad fans from all over the United States right now are slowly gathering to one place: Apple store on 5th Avenue.

A few hours before the official launch, a lot of people never slept outside the store. They are all patiently waiting for the store to open and officially launch the most awaited iPad.

We had a chance to interview some of the Apple fanatics during this great iPad pre-launch craze.

Twenty-seven year old Tyrone Solee came straight to the Apple store from work at a financial company.

“I just wanted to come by and witness this rare event,” Solee told the World Correspondents. “It’s something that I can really be proud of, to be part of another history in the world of technology.”

Another 27-year-old Apple enthusiast named Dean Vassallo from the Hamptons said “I am a big Apple fan, and now the iPad will be officially launch, I’m so excited to be the first few to own this great innovation. I did the same thing for the original first generation iPhone.”

Vassallo secured his place at number ten in line by arriving around noon Friday. Wow, that really proves that Apple is worth the wait. It’s like falling in line for Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but this is worst compared to being a sugar maniac.

More updates about iPad Lines on 5th Avenue will be posted here at WC.

For the meanwhile, we’ll take a short break and we’ll give you fresh new updates about the Apple iPad launch in the US.

More Jobs in the U.S. this April 2010

Employers in the U.S. added more nonfarm payroll jobs than expected in April, expanding payrolls by 290,000, as the jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent with more workers rejoining the market looking for work in the recovering labor market.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 9.7 percent in March, where the nation’s jobless rate has held since the beginning of the year. The U.S. Department of Labor said the hiring of 66,000 temporary employees for the 2010 Census helped boost the payroll count, but the gains also were widespread among the private sector, with increases of at least 40,000 jobs in manufacturing, leisure and hospitality, and professional and business services.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the increase Friday, which was the strongest in more than four years. Economists were looking for a more scant 190,000 jobs to be added last month.

The increase was bolstered by the government adding 66,000 temporary workers to handle the census process which is ongoing, but a positive signal for growth was the addition of 231,000 jobs up from the 162,000 first reported, while jobs grew by 39,000 positions in February, reversing the loss of 14,000 jobs previously reported added by private employers, the most since March 2006.

The data from the BLS was gathered before the stock market fluctuated amid the concerns over the European debt crisis spreading to the U.S. financial system. Economists fear that companies could move to a more cautious approach in the future.

Sectors that showed a jump in hiring for April included Manufacturers, construction companies, retailers, professional and business services, education and health services. The weak areas were transportation and warehousing, and information companies, which all trimmed jobs last month.

On the depressing side, 6.7 million Americans have been out of work for at least six month, according to the April data, which is a record high. These individuals make up 45.9 percent of all unemployed workers.

Obama Speech August 31: Video and Reaction

Obama Speech August 31: Video and Reaction – President Barack Obama delivered a historical Presidential Address at the end of the month. This also makes a fresh beginning for the US foreign policy was we begin a new month, September and starts the long Christian Christmas Season.

August is also the Muslim worldwide fasting month of Ramadan, and surely many Muslims welcomes the announcement that the United States combat operation in Iraq would be over. However, their happiness might not be complete since President Obama announced a surge in troops in Afghanistan in order to weaken resurgent Taliban forces.

The speech highlights a new foreign policy which perhaps sees allies and other countries as who they are and with mutual respect and cooperation with them. Although the speech still holds a strong self-serving attitude of the United States, it is a welcome development towards a more peaceful foreign policy.

It is also about time that the government gives more focus to the local economy and to the problems at home. Billions of dollars were spent in wars overseas to the detriment of millions of Americans who suffer from unemployment and economic recession.

1.4 million Americans are 99ers and without benefits, these people and their families are going hungry and desperate by the date. More than 9% of the total population of the working force are unemployed and some are continue to lose jobs. These problems is an even greater war in which the future of American families and the United States are at stake.

This is a timely decision for President Barack Obama and let us hope that life would be better in the United States and that Americans will indeed be enjoying a more stable life.

Here is the Obama Speech August 31 video…


You can view the Obama Iraq Speech FULL TEXT HERE.

Global Wind Power increased by 31 per cent

Wind power capacity all over the world was increased by 31 per cent. More than 38,343 MW of wind power was added totaling the tally to 158,505 MW in 2009.

The growth is despite, economic downturn that struck the market in the late 2008-2009, the growth is higher in the last eight years. Globally, the wind power contributed 340 trillion kilowatt-hours, which accounts for two per cent of electricity consumption.

Asian markets were the leaders for driving wind power growth with installing 15,422 MW, which is close to half of the installed capacity in 2009.

India, the fifth largest wind energy producer installed 2,459 MW of new capacity last year, whereas, China surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest wind turbine market, installing 13,803 MW in 2009 to reach a total of 25,805 MW. China accounted for more than one third of the world’s wind capacity installations in 2009, more than doubling its cumulative installed capacity for the fourth year in a row.

Both India and China contribute to 29 per cent of the wind power market in the world. They have a strong domestic wind turbine manufacturing industries with large market shares in Asia as 4 of the top 10 wind turbine manufacturers by market share in 2009 were Indian or Chinese companies.