Houston Historic Skyscraper Razed

17 seconds! That’s exactly the time it took for Houston’s historic skyscraper to be reduced to a pile of dust and rubble.

High explosives set off at 11:15 am Sunday demolished the 20-story former Prudential Building in the Texas Medical Center, once considered a masterwork of modern architecture.

The implosion that had been planned at 7:52 a.m. was delayed for a few hours due to a dense fog.

Hundreds of spectators showed up early Sunday morning to watch the collapse of the massive structure. The foundation of the limestone tower was cracking and the building was plagued with asbestos and mold problems.

Warren Rawson, a high school English teacher, said, “I’m sad to see such a classic-looking building go. Houston seems to have a history of ignoring its history.”

“In its glory days, it was an impressive building, but it was time for it to come down.” — Sarah Watson, a spokeswoman for M.D. Anderson

60-year-old building:- The building, known as the Houston Main Building, was opened by Prudential Insurance Co. in 1952 as its southwest regional office.

The 500,000-square-foot high-rise office, designed by Kenneth Franzheim, was at one time Houston’s tallest building outside of downtown.

The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center acquired the property in 1974 for $18.5 million.

In its heyday, the building had lush landscaped grounds, tennis courts and a swimming pool.

“The building was a model for Prudential offices around the country and featured exceptional finishes including Loredo Chiaro marble from Italy, guanacaste wood from Central America and okoume wood from Africa,” according to the release by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance.

Costly renovation:- Extensive studies conducted by real estate and architecture firms found restoring the building would cost much more than just tearing it down.

The foundation of the limestone tower was cracking and the building was plagued with asbestos and mold problems.

The last employees moved out in March 2010 and the building was officially closed on April 1, 2010.

When cleared, the space will be used for development of a new park and advanced clinical building.

“In its glory days, it was an impressive building, but it was time for it to come down,” said Sarah Watson, a spokeswoman for M.D. Anderson.

The Worlds Greatest Self Help Book

Christianity is not just a religion; it is a way of life. A full-fledged Christian does not only live by the book, but is living it by heart. For Christians in high school, proper Christian Education is necessary for us to be molded into better people. Christian Education will help us to strive to be Christ-like in every way possible. This way, we can truly say we are Christ’s disciples. But the knowledge and wisdom we get does not exempt us from trials and problems; it does not immunize us from temptation.

Overcoming Problems and Trials

As human beings, it is normal to encounter problems and trials. These are necessary to test our faith and build strength. Sometimes, trials seem to be so hard and we tend to question God’s presence. It is written in Bible history that God allows and uses problems and trials to test his people. James said,

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” – James 1:2-4, 12

What to Do When No One Understands

As we encounter trials, we tend to seek comfort and guidance. As people, we want to talk to a physical being, someone who would listen to us. We often seek the presence of family and friends who we believe would truly understand us. But there are times when we feel that no one seems to understand and truly listen to us; times when we forget to call on to the Lord.

We cannot see God, but he is with us in many ways. We cannot audibly hear His words, but he speaks to us through the Bible. In times of trials, it is best to seek guidance and strength from the Bible and through prayer. The Bible is the handbook of life; God’s words are in this holy book. As Christians, it is important to remember and educate ourselves that the Bible in not just a book where the history of our Christian faith is written, but it is also a means of communication with God. Through the Bible, God also reassures us of His grace, His promises to help in times of need, and who we are in His eyes.

Answers to 5 Specific Problems in the Bible

God speaks to us through the Bible. Whatever trial it is that you are facing, the bible will guide you through it.

During moments of depression, the Bible says, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

When lost and in need of guidance, the Bible says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

In times of restlessness, the Bible says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of”(Philippians 4:6-7).

When temptation fills you, the Bible says, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way” (Psalm 139:23-24).

In trying times, seek guidance from the Bible, and remember, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

Christian education in private schools is a life-long process; not something we learn in a short span of time. It is a continuing journey to be the best we ought to be. The Bible is the world’s greatest guide to help through the journey.)

Factors of Hindi News in Our Culture

Media in our society is the fourth estate. It has an immense power to bring a positive change in our society against any odds and bad issues. They always fight for the right judgments towards the people of our society. In Hindi media industry, the Hindi news channels and newspapers are growing at a fastest rate. Regional news like Uttar Pradesh news and Lucknow news are also available in Hindi to create a great impact on your society and the people. Hindi is our national language with a major impact to our Indians. It achieves a remarkable position in the hearts of many people.

The local languages lose their uniformity in the process of increasing western trends. Young generations are mainly the target of western culture. Therefore, it is very important and it is our duty to make them about the Hindi culture of India. Both in rural and urban areas people love to see or read Hindi news on Hindi news channels and Hindi newspapers respectively. It is also an effective medium for the people and to the media persons of our society to communicate thoroughly and intensely with the incidents and issues that are taking place every day around us.

The hot and happenings of Lucknow news are available in Hindi. You can check online with the help of various websites about the latest news and updates. They are very much essential for the people those are really interest and have real nose for news. Uttar Pradesh news is very important during the time of election. During this time, Hindi media industry plays a major role to bring the exact news in front the people. So people are blessed with such an industry that is totally dedicated to the common people and society.

Lucknow news and Uttar Pradesh news on Hindi is gaining more and more popularity for the people of our society. Local Hindi news channels and newspapers as well as national Hindi daily and channels also acquire a strong position in the hearts of the people. With such positive approach, the Hindi media industry is doing a great job to strengthen the position of Hindi language both in India and to the people who stays outside India. This industry mainly focuses on our national language and culture to increase its importance among the people. So, that they become aware about the trends of their own language.

Psychiatry – a Common Sense Guide, Part One – What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a nineteenth century school of the mind, which believed that:

*Man is an animal.

*All Man’s thought, emotion, inspiration, hopes and dreams result from chemical and electrical activity in the brain.

*Man has no soul.

*The causes of Man’s woes cannot be rectified but they can be suppressed and their symptoms anesthetized by a direct attack on the body, brain and nervous system, through electric shocks and other methods of altering structure, removing or disabling sections of the brain or chemical poisons known as drugs.

When the lack of results achieved by such brutal interventions became a liabilty, psychiatry later added genetics, which asserted that nothing could be done about the mind because human difficulties were inherited: that is, pre-programmed into the person’s genes.

Psychiatry was able to establish itself as an authority on the mind because in the nineteenth century very little was known about the mind. The physical sciences were ascendant and psychiatry was able to make itself sound scientific.

Close examination of psychiatry reveals that its claims to science are bogus. I invite you to verify this for yourself by examining its methodology against the criteria for a true science. However, dressed up in pseudo-scientific trappings, and funded through the decades by governments and corporate/banking interests who have failed to make any such examination, psychiatry clung to its status as an authority on the mind until recent times. This was despite the fact that it was never able to produce workable methods with desirable results, a betterment of Man’s conditions or the resolution of his problems.

Through generous funding by governments and their money masters, the banking elite, and through a huge outpouring of literature and friendly media, psychiatry became woven into the fabric of society. It insinuated itself in various guises and with false claims of expertise into many areas, such as criminal reform, education, the justice system and mental health.

As it did so insanity, violence and crime increased. After nearly two centuries of psychiatric intervention, Man is more troubled and uncertain about himself than he has ever been and violence, crime, insanity and drug addiction are at epidemic levels. The world has become, in other words, catastrophically worse.

If psychiatry had truly provided answers, the opposite would have happened.

Yet despite all this, despite the swathe of carnage it has engineered, it continues to survive thanks to the continued willingness of governments to waste tax payers’ money on it.

In The Public Interest – Kieron McFadden’s Mental Health Desk. For more information about the harm done by psychiatry, contact the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). To find CCHR and more free information In The Public Interest, visit the HowDo Information Hub The next article in this series: What is a Psychiatrist?