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 (s) [sek´und]
the base SI unit of time, equal to ¹⁄₆₀ of a minute, and defined in terms of the periodicity of specific radiation of cesium 133.


verb To temporarily transfer a person to the employ of another, as typically used in the UK, to gain work experience.

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Q. second wind My cousin is an experienced aerobic for nearly 2 years. She does vigorous exercises. How a ''second wind'' affects her and what is it?

A. The term ‘second wind is mostly known to the people who are related to the fitness. No matter how fit you are, the first few minutes into vigorous exercise you'll feel out of breath, and your muscles may ache. Your body isn't able to transport oxygen to the active muscles quickly enough. As a result, your muscles burn carbohydrates an aerobically, causing an increase in lactic acid production. Gradually, your body makes the transition to aerobic metabolism and begins to burn nutrients (carbohydrates and fats) aerobically. This shift over to aerobic metabolism coincides with your getting ''back in stride'' (a.k.a. the ''second wind''). The more you train and the more fit you become, the sooner you will get your ''breath'' back and reach an aerobic steady state that you can maintain for a relatively extended duration.

Q. What is the second phase of alcohol rehab? I guess the first one is well known... admitting you are addicted, but then what?

A. anybody??? advises about the second phase of rehab??

Q. what to expect from second month of pregnancy? My wife is pregnant for the first time and I'm knowledgeless...what should I expect from her second month? pain? moods? anything else I should know??

A. Thanks zoe2008, you've helped a lot! The craving thing is indeed happening, I've never bought so many sweet potato in my life!!!

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"We don't want to be arrogant, but we are darn near getting cocky about it because as [NNA members and staff] go to Washington, we don't even see any proponents [of second-class reclassification] who think this thing will pass in any recognizable form," Max Heath told the recent NNA convention in St.
Administrators who treat dispatchers as second-class citizens do more than contribute to stress and burnout among a vital component of their agency's workforce.
The company said it intended to cut compensation for untracked first and second-class letters and parcels from PS46 to PS20 but will continue to pay compensation for delayed items.
Second-class letters are taking up to 11 days to reach their destination - eight days longer than the Royal Mail's target.
SECOND-CLASS letters are now taking up to ELEVEN days to reach their destination.
ROYAL Mail was yesterday accused of cheating clients after a memo showed first and second-class post sent on a Saturday is delivered at the same time.
In fact he's starting to treat me like a second-class citizen and says quite hurtful things.
THE price of a first-class stamp is to increase by 2p to 36p from next April, while second-class stamps will go up by 3p to 27p, the Royal Mail announced today.
More than nine out of 10 first-class letters arrived a day after being posted, while virtually every second-class letter was delivered on time.
Postal Service yields to outcry by community newspaper; says rates for second-class in-county mailers will remain the same instead of increasing by a proposed 34%
The postal service calculates the "optimal delivery date' for first- and second-class mail by taking the number of zones a piece of mail must pass through and then subtracting one.
First-class stamps will increase up by 2p to 62p and second-class by 3p to 53p on March 31.