Thursday, June 29, 2006


A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. In the sense of "flowing water", the word is applied to the inflow of the tide, as opposed to the outflow or "ebb". The Flood, the great Universal Deluge of myth and perhaps of history is treated at Deluge in mythology.

Floods from the sea can cause overflow or overtopping of flood-defences like dikes as well as flattening of dunes or buffs. Land behind the coastal defence may be inundated or experience damage. Floods from sea may be caused by heavy storm (storm surge), high tide, a tsunami or a combination thereoff. As most urban communities are located near the coast, this is a major threat around the world.

Many rivers that flow over relatively flat land border on broad flood plains. When heavy rainfall or melting snow causes the river's depth to increase and the river to overflow its banks, a vast expanse of shallow water can rapidly cover the adjacent flood plain. Flooding deposits silt on the flood plain, improving its fertility. Throughout history, this has attracted agriculture and other human development. In order to preserve these farms and cities, some rivers prone to flooding have had extensive and elaborate systems of dikes constructed along their shores and surrounding nearby cities. Unfortunately, by restraining flood waters, these dikes can result in much greater flooding downstream and in locations where they break. Because of the dikes the difference between water-level during flood and the surface of the inland increases and the potential devastation of the flood increases. The control of annual flooding, by dikes and by dams, also prevents the deposition of silt on the rich farmlands and can result in their eventual depletion. The annual cycle of flood and farming was of great significance to many early farming cultures, most famously to the ancient Egyptians of the Nile river and to the Mesopotamians of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers .

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Mr. Mansur Barbari

Mr. Mansur Barbari “Manny Barbari has recently revised his own acquisition strategy in light of some very interesting classified information on his recent bid to buy Colgan Custom, the custom car bra company.In line with his plan of increasing his market holdings, his recent bid to buy out Colgan Custom was squashed by his own hand. Upon careful scrutinization of Colgan’s financial reports and being privy to classified Colgan information, Mr. Mansur Barbari “Manny Barbari”withdrew his bid to buy out owner Ms. Pamela Colgan.Mr. Barbari states that “upon closer review not only do I not agree to the terms of this agreement, upon further investigation, the financial reports illustrate the discrepancies in this company, making negotiations fruitless, as I have decided to withdraw my offer to buy Colgan Custom”. Ms. Colgan was not available for comment.Mr. Mansur Barbari has acquired stakes in various automotive part companies, all of which fall under the Barbari Group, the holding company that Mr. Barbari is the President of.