United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Newark Airport

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United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Newark Airport

Monday, January 11, 2010

United Airlines Flight 634 made an emergency landing yesterday morning when only two of the three landing wheels on the Airbus A319 deployed as the plane was making its final approach into Newark, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport. After multiple attempts to fix the problem failed, the pilot decided that an emergency landing was the only remaining choice.

Only the plane’s nose gear and left landing gear had descended. The right landing gear would not release. The airliner made a go-around as the crew attempted to fix the problem. Passenger Jim Falk knew something was wrong saying, “Normally a big plane like that doesn’t do a bypass, so we knew something was wrong.”

However, the pilot decided that nothing could be done to bring the gear down, and an emergency landing was declared. “We are going to have an unusual landing,” the pilot calmly announced to the 53 passengers seated on the plane, according to passenger Moritz Loew. Another passenger, Paul Lasiuk said he was more shocked than scared, telling himself, “You have no choice. You’re going to go through this.”

“Brace! Brace! Brace!”, the pilot announced over the plane’s public address system, calling for passengers to enter the brace position as the plane made a touchdown on the runway at Newark. The plane touched down on the nose wheel and left rear wheel before lurching to the right causing sparks to fly as the right engine skidded along the runway. Eventually, the plane came to stop at 9:27 A.M. EDT.

Afterward, passengers and crew evacuated the plane by sliding down the evacuation slides and moving quickly away from the plane. They were then taken by bus to the airline’s lounge where they told their stories to investigators and waited for their luggage. Three passengers reported minor injuries but refused treatment.

The emergency landing caused the airport to shut down for 20 minutes, but service quickly resumed on two of the airports three runways. The plane remained on the runway throughout the afternoon as investigators determined the cause of the landing gear failure.

This is in contrast to last week, when the airport was shutdown for six hours after a young man named Haisong Jiang breached security by passing through an exit to kiss his girlfriend goodbye.

According to passengers, the crew remained calm during the ordeal. Jim Falk said, “They did a great job. There was no yelling, screaming, panicking or anything.” Falk said he wanted to buy a bottle of champagne for the currently unnamed pilot. Falk added, “The pilot did a beautiful job. He didn’t put it in the water like the other pilot did, but he should be commended.”

What’s a great landing? One that you walk away from.

Martin Trebino, a spokesperson for United Airlines said they would not release the pilot’s name on Sunday, but did not indicate when his name would be made available either.

Paul Lasiuk said, “I’ve had a lot of worse landings at Newark before. It was unbelievably smooth.”

Moritz Loew joked with himself afterward saying, “What’s a great landing? One that you walk away from.”

The flight, which left Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport early Sunday morning around 6 A.M. reported no other problems during the flight up until the incident. According to United Airlines spokesperson Robin Urbanski, it remains unclear why the landing gear failed to deploy. Urbanski added that passengers’ tickets would be refunded and that they would receive vouchers and credit towards any future flight.

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    Driver dies after truck falls onto railway line in County Durham, England

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007

    The driver of a propane gas tanker has died after his vehicle fell 70 feet onto a railway line in Country Durham, northern England. The tanker left the road and smashed through a bridge near the small town of Wolsingham and landed on the Weardale Railway below with the driver being thrown from the cab.

    The driver, who was in his twenties, had been airlifted to a hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but later died from his injuries.

    The Calor Gas tanker was said to be carrying 13,000 litres of liquefied petroleum gas at the time of the accident and nearby homes were evacuated. The fire crews who responded to the incident did not detect any gas leaking from the tanker.

    Chris Hockaday, from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service described the problems they were facing, “There are a few options to consider – one is to see if we can decant the gas out into another vehicle. The problem is that it’s gone off next to a bridge so it will be difficult to get any heavy lifting gear into position. We may have to right the vehicle and move it along the tracks somehow, maybe even using a train.”

    The Weardale Railway operates over a five mile section of restored track between Stanhope and Wolsingham.

    In a statement the railway company said, “There will be no further services on Weardale Railway until further notice and we apologise to our passengers for any inconvenience this may cause. We have appointed an incident manager and have alerted the Rail Accident Investigation Board and Her Majesty’s Rail Inspectorate. We will not be able to assess the damage until the site of the accident has been declared safe by the fire brigade and the tanker removed from the track.”

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    Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark

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    Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark
    Posted in Real Estate | June 14th, 2017

    Friday, January 12, 2007

    The iPhone only made its appearance as a prototype and there have been controversies aroused.

    The dispute has come up between the manufacturer of the iPhone (which was resented on Wednesday for the first time) – Apple Inc. – and a leader in network and communication systems, based in San JoseCisco. The company claims to possess the trademark for iPhone, and moreover, that it sells devices under the same brand through one of its divisions.

    This became the reason for Cisco to file a lawsuit against Apple Inc. so that the latter would stop selling the device.

    Cisco states that it has received the trademark in 2000, when the company overtook Infogear Technology Corp., which took place in 1996.

    The Vice President and general counsel of the company, Mark Chandler, explained that there was no doubt about the excitement of the new device from Apple, but they should not use a trademark, which belongs to Cisco.

    The iPhone developed by Cisco is a device which allows users to make phone calls over the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

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    How To Make A Homemade Humidor

    Posted in Camping Gear | June 10th, 2017

    By Walter Gibbs

    The best way to maintain a cigar’s freshness is to place them in cigar humidors. In fact, if you are really are a cigar enthusiast, it is best that you invest in a good cigar humidor. They can be a bit expensive but they are worth every penny. However, if you really can’t afford a cigar humidor, you can opt to make a homemade humidor. You can either use a cooler as a humidor, or make your own homemade humidor using your own woodworking skills.

    You can substitute a cooler to use as a homemade cigar humidor, thus the coining of the term, coolidor. A cooler is an effective tool to replace a cigar humidor as it performs the role of a humidor; it traps in the moisture and regulates humidity.

    However, a cooler is not enough. You need elements that will help you add moisture in the cooler as well as regulate them. You can easily purchase a humidifier from the retail stores and you can even use a wet sponge. If you really want to maintain humidity in your homemade cigar humidor, then you should invest in a humidifier. If you like to use a sponge to maintain the humidity, you will need time to learn the right of amount of water you need. Keep in mind that you should only use distilled water, because other water may damage your cigars.

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    To make sure that you have a controlled level of humidity in your cooler, you might want to invest in a hygrometer. A hygrometer will tell you the exact percentage of humidity inside the cooler. Keep this level at around 65%-70%. If it falls below these levels you might want to increase the amount of distilled water inside your homemade cigar humidor.

    One you have ensured that the humidity level is regulated you can now start adding your cars. You can opt to place them as loose cigars or you can place entire boxes in the homemade cigar humidors. You can keep these boxes opened or closed, it doesn’t matter. This is because the moisture will move through the boxes even if they are closed. To make things more organized, you can add shelving to your homemade humidor. This is especially helpful when you are placing loose cigars. The best kind of shelving to use is made from Spanish cedar.

    If you are a bit more skilled in woodworking, you can opt to make your own homemade cigar humidor instead of using a cooler. This is especially important if you are concerned with the aesthetics of the homemade cigar humidor.

    Constructing your own wooden humidor gives you the freedom to choose the design of your homemade humidor. Whatever design you end up choosing, it is important that you keep the seals as tight as possible to keep most of the moisture in. although the humidor can be made with any kind of wood, you should always line the interior with Spanish cedar. Homemade humidors are the best option when you are looking for cheap alternatives to cigar humidors.

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    Camp Pendleton, California: helicopter crash kills two US marines

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    Camp Pendleton, California: helicopter crash kills two US marines
    Posted in Real Estate | June 10th, 2017

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Two U.S. Marines were killed at Camp Pendleton, California when their AH-1W Cobra Helicopter, belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, crashed on Monday at about 1 p.m. local time. The crash occurred in the southeast corner of the base, near the community of Fallbrook.

    The Marines were pronounced dead at the scene. They were named as Captain Jeffrey Bland and First Lieutenant Thomas Heitmann.

    The crash started a brush fire that reportedly spread to about 50 acres in three hours, later 120 acres, but was about 80% contained, within the base, by Monday evening. The Fallbrook Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service are assisting.

    The crash is the latest in a series of accidents in southern California involving U.S. Marine Corps flight training. An investigation is still underway to discover what caused this latest accident. The Marines have ordered an “operational pause” for all training flights for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. The pause also applies to aircraft training at the Yuma and Miramar bases as well as Camp Pendleton.

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    Apple unveils “Boot Camp” allowing Windows to work on Macs
    Posted in Real Estate | June 10th, 2017

    Wednesday, April 5, 2006

    Apple unveiled today a new program called “Boot Camp” which will allow Macintosh users to switch between running Mac OS X and Windows on start-up of their Intel-based Macintosh computer. Shares of the company rose roughly 7% in response to the news.

    After Apple switched to Intel processors, enthusiasts and hackers have been trying to install Windows XP on a Mac. Because Macs boot using a faster and more modern system that Windows does not support, booting Windows was a very complicated task.

    Mac enthusiasts reportedly achieved this task in mid-March when the website OnMac.net hosted a contest [1]. The winning solution found involved a lengthy process that took both operating systems off and put them both back on. In addition, individual files had to be downloaded and installed, and there were no drivers for many things, most notably games.

    Apple fixed both of these problems, with all major drivers included, and the process reportedly now takes less then an hour as compared to 3-9 hours.

    The program is available for download, in beta form, from the Apple website. [2] It will be included in the newest Mac OS, called Leopard, once that operating system is released.

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    Vehicle Graphic Wraps}

    Posted in Autographics | June 3rd, 2017

    Submitted by: Dominik Hussl

    If you want to build brand recognition and gain a competitive edge in the market today, vehicle graphic wraps are a tool you will definitely want to have in your advertising arsenal. With sleek designs, bright colors and an endless supply of options, this means that your vehicles can now become so much more than just transportation with these easily installed vehicle wraps.

    The marketplace has changed drastically over the last few years, so your strategy must change somewhat as well, and you need to find a way to increase your visibility that keeps up with the changing times. Sources for indoor advertisement was once limited to print in magazines, flyers and newspapers.

    Now many businesses have moved on to advertising online. The same can be said for outdoor advertisement. Once upon a time, sources were limited to billboards, signs or vinyl banners. However, many businesses have now found that creating vehicle graphic wraps for their company cars has increased their marketability and visibility beyond the normal mode of placing ads.

    If you are driving down the road, your eye is automatically drawn to a vehicle that has colorful artwork or graphics on it. Because you take the split second to look at the vehicle, the message it conveys is now in your mind. A recent study found that these mobile signs have a 97% recall rate, while another study indicated hat 80% of respondents actually recalled the specific advertising.

    This is the type of exposure you will get with vehicle wraps, eventually creating added revenue. Because they are mobile, your logo will be seen on the streets of your city, on the interstates, and even while it is parked. The possibilities to reach the consumer are as vast as the routes your vehicles already travel on a daily basis.

    It doesnt matter if your business has a single vehicle or an entire fleet, this is advertising space that you already own and use regularly. This is an opportunity to have your vehicle work for you doing more than just transporting people or goods. And best of all, vinyl fleet wraps are easily interchangeable among vehicles to keep them fresh.

    Lettering and magnetic sign banners have been used for years on vehicles to communicate phone numbers and business names. Vehicle graphic wraps take this idea to a whole new level. Now you can add logos, artwork, design, and graphics that also incorporate your business name, telephone number and website, yet it is displayed with a new and fresh approach. With the help of professionals like those at Kaiser International, all of your graphics and signage can be visually arresting with maximum impact.

    Once the graphics are designed and your vehicle graphic wraps are ready to install, you will want to contact a professional installer like Kaiser International who can help you with everything from design to installation services for your fleet wraps. They will likely set up and appointment time with you and will work quickly and efficiently to get your vehicle completed and back to you as soon as possible. Letting your advertising dollars work for you from the moment you roll out of the shop.

    Competition in the business world has never been more prevalent than it is today. Anything that you can do to set yourself apart in your particular field or business is a strategic move that will definitely return your investment. Branding your company with all of its marketing and signage, from interior to exterior architectural signs, including custom wayfinding and ADA signage, trade show exhibits with retractable banners.

    So why not invest in unused advertising space today that you already own? Turn your car, truck or van into a mobile billboard that tells the world why they should buy your product or service. Make advertising work for you every day using an asset that you already possess.

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    Preparations for inaugural Bathurst International Motor Festival begin

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    Preparations for inaugural Bathurst International Motor Festival begin
    Posted in Real Estate | June 3rd, 2017

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006

    The Bathurst Regional Council has begun preparing the Mount Panorama motor racing circuit for the inaugural Bathurst International Motorsport Festival (BIMF) to be held between April 13 and 16, 2006. The Mount Panorama motor racing circuit is considered to be the home of motorsport in Australia.

    Council’s staff have been busy cleaning the facilities, erecting signage, checking pedestrian bridges and inspecting the track surface for the past few days.

    The BIMF will be the first event to be held at the 6.2 kilometre circuit over Easter since 2000. In 2000, Event Management Specialists held the first motorcycle racing event since 1990, but due to EMS going bankrupt a short time after their 2000 event was ran and the inability of the then Bathurst City Council to find another promoter, the Easter event was canned.

    The BIMF is inspired by the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival in the United Kingdom. The Bathurst Regional Council and event promoter Global Entertainment Team promise that the event “will cater for all motoring enthusiasts, collectors and historians”.

    According to the BIMF website, the on-track program consists of:

    • Manufacturers showcasing their vehicles and track times
    • Historic touring car races
    • Aussie racing car races
    • Australian GT sports car
    • Parade laps by car clubs
    • Parade laps and races by “Legends of Motorsport”
    • Stunt car and bike events
    • Rally cars
    • Displays of cars from all eras of Mount Panorama’s history
    • The chance for patrons to purchase a ride around the circuit in a race car.

    Off the track, the organisers have promised manufacturer displays, merchandise stands, music, joyflights, Off-road demonstrations and joyrides, autograph sessions and interviews with influential people in the Australian motor industry.

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    Drone smartphone app to help heart attack victims in remote areas announced

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    Drone smartphone app to help heart attack victims in remote areas announced
    Posted in Real Estate | June 3rd, 2017

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    German non-profit organization Definetz announced on Friday the development of the ‘Defikopter’: a medical drone, launched by smartphone app, designed to be able to fly defibrillators to heart attack victims in remote areas quicker than an ambulance.

    The Defikopter is to be launched by an app that sends out the GPS coordinates of the victim. With the ability to fly at 70km per hour in all weather conditions, the eight-armed octocopter could reach any patient within a ten kilometre radius.

    The invention has received cautious praise from German medical services; the drone is still in the development and testing stage. Definetz and collaborating drone builder Height Tech have not issued any information about the release of the smartphone app or about when the drone will be available for medical services to purchase.

    “We’ll have to see how much these drones can help,” German emergency services union representative Marco König told The Local. German news site Mittelbayerische reports a price tag of €20,000 (US$26,000) apiece.

    One major problem Definetz faces is the law that requires all unmanned flying vehicles in Germany to be supervised. Another is that only members of the public who downloaded the app ‘just in case’ of an emergency, plus emergency workers with the app, could summon a drone.

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    Preparations for inaugural Bathurst International Motor Festival begin
    Posted in Real Estate | June 3rd, 2017

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006

    The Bathurst Regional Council has begun preparing the Mount Panorama motor racing circuit for the inaugural Bathurst International Motorsport Festival (BIMF) to be held between April 13 and 16, 2006. The Mount Panorama motor racing circuit is considered to be the home of motorsport in Australia.

    Council’s staff have been busy cleaning the facilities, erecting signage, checking pedestrian bridges and inspecting the track surface for the past few days.

    The BIMF will be the first event to be held at the 6.2 kilometre circuit over Easter since 2000. In 2000, Event Management Specialists held the first motorcycle racing event since 1990, but due to EMS going bankrupt a short time after their 2000 event was ran and the inability of the then Bathurst City Council to find another promoter, the Easter event was canned.

    The BIMF is inspired by the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival in the United Kingdom. The Bathurst Regional Council and event promoter Global Entertainment Team promise that the event “will cater for all motoring enthusiasts, collectors and historians”.

    According to the BIMF website, the on-track program consists of:

    • Manufacturers showcasing their vehicles and track times
    • Historic touring car races
    • Aussie racing car races
    • Australian GT sports car
    • Parade laps by car clubs
    • Parade laps and races by “Legends of Motorsport”
    • Stunt car and bike events
    • Rally cars
    • Displays of cars from all eras of Mount Panorama’s history
    • The chance for patrons to purchase a ride around the circuit in a race car.

    Off the track, the organisers have promised manufacturer displays, merchandise stands, music, joyflights, Off-road demonstrations and joyrides, autograph sessions and interviews with influential people in the Australian motor industry.

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