Friday, July 30, 2010

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, operated by the United States Air Force, crashed on Wednesday near Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska at about 6:15 pm (0215 Thursday UTC), killing all four crew members. The plane was practicing for the 2010 Arctic Thunder air show.

These facts were confirmed by Air Force Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, Commander of Alaskan Command NORAD, in an impromptu press conference later in the evening. Col. John McMullen, commander of the 3rd Wing (under whose authority the plane belonged), announced the four deaths on Thursday. Three were members of the U.S. Air National Guard, one was active duty. Names are being withheld pending the notification of family members.

The Elmendorf base is near Anchorage, Alaska, and the fireball and plume were visible from that city’s downtown. “It was a big, gray plume of smoke and I saw a fireball go up in it,” said Anchorage Fire Dept. Captain Bryan Grella in an interview with the Associated Press.

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft is designed for rapid response strategic airlift, medical evacuation, and airdrop roles, carrying cargo and troops. The aircraft are used by the United States, the United Kingdom, NATO, Australia, Canada, and Qatar.

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Sealing Stainless Steel


Amy Nutt..

Many products are made of stainless steel. These products can be countertops, buildings, appliances, and so much more. It is hard to list them all because everyone encounters a stainless steel item or structure every single day, which defines steel as being a very important material used in the construction of many everyday goods. Depending on the type of product depends on whether or not stainless steel needs to be sealed. Items such as countertops do not have to be sealed because they are usually one large slab placed upon a base.

However, there are certain items or even components of items that must be sealed. Take the cook stove, for instance. The cook stove may actually be made up of two different types of materials such as aluminum and stainless steel. These two metals have to be fused together in some way. Even certain components such as screws need to be altered in order to work properly with both types of metals and keep the appliance intact. There are various methods in which stainless steel is sealed and there are times when it needs to be completely sealed, partially sealed, or not sealed at all.

Aluminum and stainless steel tend to be two metals that are commonly used together. Certain components may require sealing and these components can be sealed with a corrosion resistant primer.

Instances in which this sealing may occur between steel and aluminum are:

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Sealing stainless steel hinges to anodized aluminum parts Sealing a stainless steel bolt to inside an anodized aluminum part Sealing a stainless steel or aluminum rivet in a primed aluminum sheet Sealing a stainless steel insert into an aluminum part Sealing a stainless steel bearing into an aluminum part

Heat sealing

Heat sealing is another method used to seal stainless steel. This method uses heat to seal two pieces of a material together at the place in which the pieces connect. The temperature in which these materials are heat sealed reach the temperature at which fusion occurs, which also involves a certain degree of pressure.

Thermal sealing

In instances where temperature may remain constant because of a rotating wheel, the sealing is considered to be thermal sealing. The remainder of the process is the same of heat sealing because temperatures reach the point of fusion in which the two pieces of steel fuse to each other, making a very strong bond between the two.

Impulse sealing

Impulse sealing involves the heat being applied to the steel by resistance elements, which are applied to the project when the metal is relatively cool and then heated at a rapid rate. It is through this method that simultaneous cutting and sealing can be performed.

Dielectric sealing

Dielectric sealing uses radio frequency waves to induce heat within the steel. However, if ultrasonic vibrations are used in sealing, this is called ultrasonic sealing.

It is obvious to see that there are many methods of sealing. Some may even prefer to call it welding. Everyone has most likely seen someone with a welding torch and a face mask fusing together two pieces of metal. In this case, two pieces of stainless steel can be sealed together to form many types of objects and structures. Nevertheless, the next time you see two pieces of stainless steel

forming a 90 degree angle, you will know how it was probably done.


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News briefs:June 8, 2010

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

With the first day of racing completed earlier today in La Molina for the 2013 IPC World Championships, the Spanish team started the competition with a first and fifth place finish in the downhill event in the men’s visually impaired group. Jon Santacana and guide Miguel Galindo Garcés came in first; Gabriel Gorce and guide Arnau Ferrer finished fifth, three seconds behind Santacana and fourteen hundredths of a second behind fourth place Russian Ivan Frantsev and his guide German Agranoskii.

The rest of the Spanish team is scheduled to arrive tomorrow with women’s standing skier Úrsula Pueyo, men’s sit skier Óscar Espallargas, and women’s sit skier Nathalie Carpanedo scheduled to compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom competitions, with the Slalom scheduled to take place on Saturday and the Giant Slalom for next Tuesday.

Other countries also started the IPC World Championships off well with Germany in the medal lead with one gold, silver, and bronze. The United States was second with one gold and a silver. France was third with one gold and two bronze medals. Austria was fourth with one gold and a bronze. Slovakia and Spain were fifth with one gold each. Canada was seventh with one silver and one bronze. Switzerland, Russia, and Italy were eighth with one silver each. Great Britain finished out the medal earning nations with one bronze.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A permanent memorial for the victims of the July 7, 2005 London bombings has been unveiled in Hyde Park, London, England. Today is the fourth anniversary of the bombings, when 52 people were killed by suicide bombers on board three Underground trains and a bus.

52 stainless steel columns standing 3.5m (11.5ft) tall were inaugurated in the presence of Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Bowles, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Minister for London, Tessa Jowell.

Each column represented “a unique person and a unique grief” according to the Minister for London.

Jowell continued, “Each one casts a shadow just as they do – each one standing tall and proud just as they did, and each one will in an individual way absorb and reflect light just as they did.”

A 1.4 tonne stainless steel plaque with the names of the people killed was also unveiled.

Prince Charles laid a wreath on behalf of the nation. The Duchess of Cornwall left a floral tribute for the families of the victims.

The families themselves laid roses and then met the prince and the duchess.

Hotel Sagar Kinara is the best Budget Hotels in Malvan


Padhi Ranjan

If you are looking for a budget hotel in or around Malvan, you can easily find one near the Malvan beaches. The Malvan budget hotels are spread across the city as well as in the beach area. Malvan, near to Goa and Ratnagiri basically is a beach destination which hosts some of the finest beaches in the region.

On the way from Goa you can take a halt at Malvan, which treats you to variety of entertainment options for the tourists. Apart from the magnificent beaches like Malvan beach, Tarkarli beach, Chiwala beach and Tondavali beach. Sindhudurg fort and the creeks of Karli, Kolamb and Kalavali are another attracting the tourists to a greater extent. Other attractions of the region include delicious Malvani food, which has become popular in most parts of the country and the traditional art form Dashavatar providing total entertainment.

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In our last summer vacations while returning from Goa we took a halt at Malvan. The halt actually was not a pre planned visit. It was possible for us to take halt as we were travelling in our own vehicles. The visit being not previously planned we were supposed to make our own arrangements upon arrival. We made enquiry with the local people but were not satisfied from the feedback. So we adopted the best alternative of contacting the local travel agency office. The info we received was there were many budget and luxury hotels in Malvan city. Some of the hotels were also near Malvan beach. We dropped the idea of booking the hotel through the agency. Taking advantage of our Laptop with internet we searched hotels over various available sites to book hotels via. Online booking facilities. We were surprised to see a list of budget and luxury hotels and resorts at Malvan, because we imagined Malvan to be only a small town. When tried for booking a budget hotel in Malvan we came across Hotel Sagar Kinara as it was the only hotel which displayed some good images about their hotels. So without any further delay we booked two rooms in Hotel Sagar Kinara Malvan near Sindhudurga fort. After we checked in we decided to have some rest before venturing out. In the evening went to the Malvan city center purchased some required stuff and went straight away on a round trip of Tarkarli beach, Chiwala beach and Tondavali beach. The Tarkarli beach which is around six km from Malvan had crystal clear water and it was one of the hot spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. The convergence of Karli River with the Arabian Sea is the most spectacular scene. Next morning we went to the Sindhudurg fort for trekking.

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Sagar Kinara, Malvan and enjoyed its popular Malvani sea food. The hotel was very comfortable because of its proximity to the city as well as the beaches of Malvan. Upon request the hotel staff also arranged Dolphin Safari for us. The unexpected halt at Malvan and stay at Hotel Sagar Kinara was a unique experience, which was pleasure to remember. Exactly on the third day we were back on our journey back to Mumbai, but Malvan was still appeasing before our eyes.

You can also enjoy your visit to Malvan staying at any one of the budget or luxury hotels near Malvan beach. These hotels can be booked online too. If you ask us we would be suggest you to book Hotel Sagar Kinara, as we had one of the best experiences there in Malvan. is one of the

budget hotels in Malvan

providing online hotel booking facility. You can compare Hotel Sagar Kinara with other

luxury hotels near Malvan beach

to find the best and affordable deal.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

United States congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, representing Cleveland, Ohio died on August 20, 2008 following a brain aneurysm.

Jones was observed by police driving erratically on the evening of August 19, 2008. When police approached her car, they found her unresponsive. She was rushed to Huron Hospital in East Cleveland, where she remained overnight. She never regained consciousness. Jones died the following day, at 6:12pm EDT (UTC-4).

Stephanie Tubbs Jones leaves behind a son, Mervyn Leroy Jones II. Her husband of 27 years died in 2003.

Senator Barack Obama issued a statement: “Michelle and I are saddened to hear today’s news about Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones. She is a passionate and tireless advocate for the people of Cleveland and a devoted public servant for all Americans. We send our heartfelt prayers to Stephanie and her family at this very difficult time.”

The mayor of Cleveland released the following statement prior to Jones’ passing: “My thoughts and prayers are with Stephanie and her family. I have known the Congresswoman for my entire political career and for several years prior to taking public office. She has supported me professionally and has been a loyal friend. As a public servant, she has stood firm with, and for, so many of us and I am asking everyone to take a moment to pray that she makes a full recovery.”

From 1991 to 1999, she was the prosecutor in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She was both the first female and the first African American to hold this office.

Jones had served in the United States House of Representatives since 1999 and was currently the co-chair of the Democratic National Committee. She was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress from Ohio.

Paris hotel fire kills 22

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

A Paris fire in a hotel killed 22 people, 10 of whom were children, while injuring 53 — 11 seriously. The hotel was an overcrowded, budget accommodation type of housing. Most of the inhabitants were African, many housed by social services, according to an Associated Press report.

The 32 room, six-story Paris Opera hotel, was made to house 61 guests, but 90 were staying at the time of the fire, with 84 of them placed by city or state social services.

The fire is thought to have started in the breakfast room at 2:20 am Friday, local time.

Along with the Africans, who were mostly refugees, others wounded included French, Senegalese, Portuguese, Americans, Ukrainians, and Tunisians, according to a report from Turkish The hotel is situated near to La Galerie Lafayette, Printemps shopping center, and Paris Opera.

It took nearly 250 fire-fighters to control the fire, and the number of casualties was high because of the single exit.

“It’s hard in that kind of situation to tell people to calm down. They jumped. People on the first floor threw their children out the windows,” Alfred Millot, head of the fire service at the nearby upmarket Galeries Lafayette department store, told Agence France-Presse.

“With our own equipment, we started fighting the fire from the ground floor. I came running and people were already jumping through the windows,” said Millot.

His store warehouse was used as a temporary morgue. Families were counselled and assisted in re-uniting by the Red Cross.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Cypriot cargo ship “Server” went down in Norwegian territory of the North Sea near the Norwegian city Bergen around 6pm local time on January 12. The ship broke into two parts and the accident is described as a catastrophe for the environment in the area due to a significant fuel oil leak. The oil reached land a short time after the breakdown.

The entire 25-man crew was brought to land around 9pm by a Sea King-helicopter. At noon next day it was reported that 290 tons of heavy fuel oil had leaked out onto the sea. The spilt oil has covered ground along the coast and is reported to be still spreading. A nature reservation area for birds is in imminent danger of pollution.

Pain Pump Litigation ? News, Updates, Settlements Information


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Using a pain management pump following minor joint surgery has turned into a nightmare for many people across the country. After seemingly routine procedures, many people start to develop cartilage damage as a result of these pain pumps. This condition is called PAGCL or Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis. Evidence is mounting that the manufacturers of these pumps aggressively promoted the use for shoulder as well as knee and ankle surgeries, and litigation is pending. There has been a lot of research done regarding chrondrolysis.

One interesting study was titled: Bilateral Shoulder Chondrolysis Following Arthroscopy

A Report of Two Cases

Patrick E. Greis, MD, Alexander LeGrand, MD1 and Robert T. Burks, MD

University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

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Investigation performed at University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Here is an exerpt:

?Shoulder arthroscopy has become a common means of treating shoulder instability. Recent reports have documented the rare but devastating complication of chondrolysis following arthroscopic shoulder procedures. Although the cause of chondrolysis following these procedures remains unclear, an association with a number of variables has been suggested.

We present the cases of two individuals, each of whom presented to our institution for the evaluation and treatment of severe shoulder pain after having undergone bilateral arthroscopic shoulder procedures at separate operative times at another institution. Each patient subsequently developed severe chondrolysis of both shoulders. The demographic information, surgical records, and clinical course of the patients were reviewed in an attempt to identify factors associated with this problem. Our patients and the original treating physician were informed that data concerning the cases would be submitted for publication, and they consented.?

If you found this interesting, please read the full report.

Another interesting study is titled

Subacromial pain pump use with arthroscopic shoulder surgery: A short-term prospective study of complications in 583 patients

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Volume 17, Issue 6, Pages 860-862

B. Busfield, G. Lee, M. Carrillo, R. Ortega, F. Kharrazi

Here is an excerpt:


Pain pumps containing local anesthetics, with or without opioids, can be used for perioperative analgesia after arthroscopic shoulder surgery to reduce pain. Although several smaller studies have demonstrated the analgesic properties, no large series to date has reported the short-term complication rate of subacromial pain pumps. We prospectively studied (2005 to 2007) 583 patients who underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery at a single outpatient surgery center and had intraoperative placement of a pain pump catheter into the subacromial space. Patients had at least 1 month of follow-up. No patient received perioperative brachial plexus regional anesthesia. There were no cases of infection, internal catheter breakage, pump failure, or hospital admission for pain control. The only complication was external catheter breakage that occurred when a patient attempted to remove the pump without removing the tape fastening the catheter at the skin. Subacromial pain pumps used for arthroscopic shoulder procedures are safe in the short-term.?

A number of pain pump lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts across the country. If you have been harmed by one of these pumps, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights. This article should not be construed as medical or legal advice.

Montgomery Wrobleski is the author of this article on Pain Pump Lawsuit. Find more information about Shoulder Surgery Lawsuit here.

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