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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.
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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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Besides Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, several union ministers as also leaders of UPA allies are expected to be the proposers and seconders of Mukherjee's candidature.
And let us not forget that many of the Cabinet are Seconders (or Thirders, or even unto Fivers, in certain cases).
Only members of parliament and provincial assemblies can be proposer and seconder for candidates for the office of president who should be Muslim by faith, not be less than 45 years of age and should fulfill qualifications laid down in Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
The proposers and seconders of the Presidential candidates must bring their identity cards issued by National Assembly or Senate during the scrutiny process, said a press release.
The National Assembly speaker in the presence of proposers and seconders of the candidates scrutinized the nomination papers of both the leaders.
Several candidates had filed the petitions against the rejection of their nomination papers by returning officers on the basis of having proposers and seconders outside their respective constituencies.
A full bench headed by Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh was hearing several petitions moved by candidates against rejection of their nomination papers by returning officers on the basis of having proposers and seconders from other constituencies.
The law of the land doesnt require a candidate to have done anything for a constituency and Pakistani citizens can contest elections from anywhere in the country only their Proposers and Seconders have to be from the constituency in question.
MCA Disciplinary Board chairman Tan Sri Chor Chee Heung said seven of them were sacked for standing as candidates for rival parties and as independents in the 14th general election (GE14), while the remaining five for becoming proposers and seconders to the candidates.
This he said while talking to media at Election Commission of Pakistan, Karachi where he led PPP candidates, their proposers and seconders for filing nomination papers for Senate election.
The nomination of a candidate for election to the office of the President must be subscribed by at least 50 electors as proposers and 50 electors as seconders. The election is held in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote method.
It is not clear how many proposers and seconders are needed for sponsoring a nomination and who shall be such proposers and seconders.