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Sunday, June 17, 2007 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the agency responsible for investigating transportation accidents in the United States, released updates on three major investigations on June 14.

The NTSB, well known publicly for its involvement in the investigation of aviation incidents which involve harm or loss of human life, is also an agency that oversees the transportation of refined petroleum and gas products, chemicals and minerals.

The agency determined the cause of a natural gas pipeline explosion that killed six. It also detailed the cause of an accidental release of 204,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia from a pipeline in an environmentally sensitive area, and released preliminary information involving two commercial aircraft coming within 30-50 feet of each other on a runway.

In the gas explosion disaster, the towing vessel Miss Megan, which was of specifications that did not require inspection by the United States Coast Guard, was being operated in the West Cote Blanche Bay oil field in Louisiana by Central Boat Rentals on behalf of Athena Construction on October 12, 2006. The Miss Megan was pushing barge IBR 234, which was tied along the starboard side of barge Athena 106, en route to a pile-driving location. Athena Construction did not require its crews to pin mooring spuds (vertical steel shafts extending through wells in the bottom of the boat and used for mooring) securely in place on its barges and consequently this had not been done. During the journey, the aft spud on the Athena 106 released from its fully raised position. The spud dropped into the water and struck a submerged, high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The resulting gas released ignited and created a fireball that engulfed the towing vessel and both barges. The master of the towing vessel and four barge workers were killed. The Miss Megan deckhand and one barge worker survived. One barge worker is officially listed as missing.

The NTSB blames Athena Construction for the disaster, citing in the final report that Athena Construction’s manual contained no procedures mandating the use of the safety devices on the spud winch except during electrical work. It was found that if the Athena 106 crew had used the steel pins to secure the retracted spuds during their transit, a pin would have prevented the aft spud from accidentally deploying. Furthermore, the spud would have remained locked in its lifted position regardless of whether the winch brake mechanism, the spud’s supporting cable, or a piece of connecting hardware had failed.

The NTSB also found that contributing to the accident was the failure of Central Boat Rentals to require, and the Miss Megan master to ensure, that the barge spuds were securely pinned before getting under way. The Board noted that investigators found no evidence that the Miss Megan master or deckhand checked whether the spuds had been properly secured before the tow began. While Central Boat Rentals had a health and safety manual and trained its crews, the written procedures did not specifically warn masters about the need to secure spuds or other barge equipment before navigating. The NTSB stated that the company’s crew should have been trained to identify potential safety hazards on vessels under their control.

NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker said of the investigation’s results, “Having more rigorous requirements in place could have prevented this accident from occurring. Not only do these regulations need to be put in place but it is imperative that they are enforced and adhered to.”

The NTSB has made a number of safety recommendations as a result of this accident and the subsequent investigation. Recommendations were made to Athena Construction and Central Boat Rentals to develop procedures and train the employees of its barges to use the securing pins to hold spuds safely in place before transiting from one site to another.

The most major of the other recommendations are:

To the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

To the U. S. Coast Guard

The NTSB also released the result of its investigation into an environmental disaster in Kansas on October 27, 2004 in which 204,000 gallons (4,858 barrels) of anhydrous ammonia was spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Kingman into an environmentally sensitive area. Chemicals from the pipeline entered a nearby stream and killed more than 25,000 fish, including some fish from threatened species.

The incident reached the scale that it did due to operator error after the initial rupture. The 8 5/8-inch diameter steel pipeline, which was operated by Enterprise Products Operating L.P., burst at 11:15 a.m. in an agricultural area about 6 miles east of Kingman, Kansas. A drop in pipeline pressure, indicating abnormal conditions or a possible compromise in pipeline integrity, set off alarms displayed on the computerized pipeline monitoring system. Shortly after the first alarm the pipeline controller, in an attempt to remedy the low pressure, increased the flow of anhydrous ammonia into the affected section of pipeline. A total of 33 minutes elapsed between the time when the first alarm indicated a problem with the pipeline and the initiation of a shutdown.

In its initial report to the National Response Center (NRC), the pipeline operator’s accident reporting contractor reported a release of at least 20 gallons of ammonia, telling the NRC that an updated estimate of material released would be reported at a later time. No such report was ever made. Because of the inaccurate report, the arrival of representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency was delayed by a full day, affecting the oversight of the environmental damage mitigation efforts.

The cause of the rupture itself was determined to be a pipe gouge created by heavy equipment damage to the pipeline during construction in 1973 or subsequent excavation activity at an unknown time that initiated metal fatigue cracking and led to the eventual rupture of the pipeline.

“We are very fortunate that such highly toxic chemicals of the size and scope involved in this accident were not released in a populated area,” commented Rosenker. “Had this same quantity of ammonia been released near a town or city, the results could have been catastrophic.”

As a result of this accident, the NTSB made the following safety recommendations:

To the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration:

To Enterprise Products Operating L.P.:

“The severity of this release of dangerous chemicals into the community could have been prevented,” said Rosenker. “The safety recommendations that we have made, if acted upon, will reduce the likelihood of this type of accident happening again.”

As well as concluding their investigation of the above accidents, the NTSB also released preliminary information regarding a serious runway incursion at San Francisco International Airport between two commercial aircraft on May 26, 2007.

At about 1:30 p.m. the tower air traffic controller cleared SkyWest Airlines flight 5741, an Embraer 120 arriving from Modesto, California, to land on runway 28R. Forgetting about the arrival airplane, the same controller then cleared Republic Airlines flight 4912, an Embraer 170 departing for Los Angeles, to take off from runway 1L, which intersects runway 28R.

After the SkyWest airliner touched down, the Airport Movement Area Safety System (AMASS) alerted and the air traffic controller transmitted “Hold, Hold, Hold” to the SkyWest flight crew in an attempt to stop the aircraft short of runway 1L. The SkyWest crew applied maximum braking that resulted in the airplane stopping in the middle of runway 1L. As this was occurring, the captain of Republic Airlines flight 4912 took control of the aircraft from the first officer, realized the aircraft was traveling too fast to stop, and initiated an immediate takeoff. According to the crew of SkyWest 5741, the Republic Airlines aircraft overflew theirs by 30 to 50 feet. The Federal Aviation Administration has categorized the incident as an operational error.

The NTSB sent an investigator to San Francisco, who collected radar data, recorded air traffic control communications, and flight crew statements, and interviewed air traffic control personnel prior to the NTSB making the preliminary release.

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Submitted by: Valerie Rosenbaum

You can have soft healthy skin naturally. In fact, the use of natural ingredients is actually more effective than the synthetic versions. Not to mention safer. Here s a look at some of the best ingredients for improving your skin s health and softness. Let s start with grape seed oil.

Grape seed oil is good for cooking. In the US, you will probably only find it in gourmet food stores. But, it is relatively popular in European countries.

One of the advantages for cooking has to do with the oil s unique filming ability. The film spreads evenly over the pan s surface. So, less oil is needed.

When used on the skin, the film helps to keep moisture in, while keeping makeup and dirt out of the pores. The oil contains essential fatty acids and is very similar in composition to the skin s own sebum.

A compound produced by glands beneath the skin s surface, sebum is a natural lubricant and protectant. Every time that we take a bath or shower, we wash away sebum and the protection it would provide.

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Using grape seed oil and other good moisturizers helps to replenish the lost oils and protect against damage. So, they help you have soft healthy skin naturally.

Many plant-based oils contain antioxidants, which help to prevent sun damage and counter one of the main causes of aging. By neutralizing free radicals, antioxidants prevent the reactive molecules from damaging the skin s cells and fibers.

One of the most effective antioxidants for that purpose is coenzyme Q10. Research has proven that it can reverse sun damage and wrinkles. It improves softness and the skin s moisture content when you use a cream containing it on a regular basis.

The use of a nourishing night cream can help you have soft healthy skin naturally. After washing away makeup and dirt from the day, you should apply a moisturizing night cream. Just be picky about the ingredients. Not all natural ingredients are safe.

You want to avoid essential oils, for example. The name causes a great deal of confusion, but it has been used for centuries. So, no one is going to change the name. A more accurate description would be concentrated plant fragrances.

Essential oils are created by combining flower petals or other plant parts with water. The plant and water concoction is boiled and a distillation device is used to extract the essence of the plant.

Essential oils will not help you have soft healthy skin naturally, because they do not contain fatty acids, antioxidants or other nutrients. Like other fragrance ingredients, they are common causes of allergic reactions.

A good night cream would contain Shea butter. It comes from a nut. It is loaded with fatty acids and other nutrients. After 4-6 weeks of use, it causes a dramatic improvement in softness and smoothness.

Because of all the nutrients it contains, it helps to heal blemishes and prevent new ones from forming. It s good for eczema, psoriasis and other inflammatory conditions.

There are other ingredients that help us have soft healthy skin naturally. Learn more about them and be a smart shopper.

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Friday, March 20, 2009 

New Jersey is considering a state-wide ban on Brazilian waxes, the removal of hair from the bikini area.

Although genital waxing has never really been allowed in the state, the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling plans to propose a ban with more specific legal wording, in response to two women who reported being injured during a wax. The board will consider the proposal at their next meeting on April 14.

If the measure passes, New Jersey may become the only US state to ban the practice outright.

Although millions of Americans engage in bikini waxes, which generally cost between $50 and $60 per session, the practice comes with risks. Skin care experts say the hot wax can irritate delicate skin in the bikini area, and result in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes.

Waxing on the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms would continue to be permitted in the state under the proposed ban. Although New Jersey statutes have always banned bikini waxing, the laws were unclear and seldom enforced.

As a result, many salons from around the state have offered bikini waxing for years. Many salon owners spoke out against the proposed ban, which they said would severely damage their business.

“I really don’t know if the state can stop it at this point,” said Valentia Chistova, owner of the Monmouth County salon Brazil. “I know a lot of women who are really hooked.”

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Friday, April 8, 2011 

Australian Health Minister Nicola Roxon has announced plans to introduce legislation requiring cigarette packaging to be plain, and unbranded. The opposition coalition may oppose this move, and will examine the detail of the legislation before deciding.

“We do support sensible measures that are proven to lead to reduced levels of smoking but we want to wait and see the full legislation, and what evidence they are relying on that plain packaging does reduce smoking rates,” stated a spokesman for opposition leader Tony Abbott.

Intended to decrease the number of Australians smoking, the new packaging is to be olive in colour with no logos or branding, and larger health warnings similar to those currently embossed on packaging.

“The new packs have been designed to have the lowest appeal to smokers and to make clear the terrible effects that smoking can have on your health,” said Roxon in an official statement.

Cigarette conglomerate British American Tobacco Australia insists the proposed legislation to require plain package cigarettes is an infringement of international trademark and intellectual property laws that could cost Australian taxpayers millions in legal fees alone.

If the legislation passes the new law would begin to be phased in from January next year. With the new measures Australia will lead the world on tobacco control; several other countries, including New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada, are reportedly watching the situation in Australia before implementing similar legislation.

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Friday, June 20, 2008 

The third annual Taste of Taiwan Cuisine opened on Wednesday of June 18, 2008 and runs until June 21. Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council to promote the culinary culture of Taiwan, the tradeshow featured three main shows for food and food packaging industries: “Food Taipei”, “Foodtech Taipei”, and “Taipei Pack”.

Twenty-seven countries including United States, South Korea, Canada, Japan, Sri Lanka, Austria, Philippines, Chile, Malaysia, Spain, Fiji, Poland, and six nations from Africa, grouped their own national pavilions for sourcing and procurement. In addition, the Taiwan Pavilion featured sections on culture, product image, brand design, and agriculture verification in Food Taipei.

Industrial solutions including medical applications, packaging machines, food CNCs, and bar-code printers are showcased in the “Foodtech Taipei” and “Taipei Pack”. Seminars and forums from security, global marketing, and policies for food, machinery, and packaging industries are also held during show hours.

After the 3-in-1 show in Taipei, the Kaohsiung International Food Show will be scheduled for November.

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how to make a nokia booklet 3g and other slow netbooks run faster

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Michael Jone

How to Make a Nokia Booklet 3G and Other Slow Netbooks Run Faster?

The Nokia Booklet 3G is an ultra-portable (1.25 kg) mini laptop: it has a 10-inch widescreen, built-in GPS receiver, supports 3G mobile connectivity, its huge battery provides approximately 6 hours of battery life and the aluminum housing lets you to dispense with the cooling fan, so it is extremely quiet. And last but not least, is far more beautiful than any other netbook. However, there are a couple of drawbacks, Booklet 3G is quite expensive (about EUR 600) and it is maddeningly slow. Probably because of its sluggish performance, working with this laptop can be very tedious. Fortunately, there is an effective remedy for slow laptops: change the operating systems.

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Booklet 3G comes pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium edition, the latest Microsoft operating system. Microsoft has certainly done an excellent job of correcting shortcomings found in its much maligned OS, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 is a good option for typical laptops, but too heavy for mini laptops such as 3G Booklet, especially when there is no possibility of expanding the memory. For example: watching an AVI format movie in Booklet 3G is like a torture, because images and sound are so choppy, which is especially frustrating as the computer also has an HDMI port for connecting to a HDTV.

However, 3G Booklet owners deserve a salvation, they should immediately abandon Windows and install a lighter operating system. Specifically, they may use Jolicloud, a Linux distro designed completely for netbooks and offers the chance of leaving the existing Windows installation. Once installed, when starting 3G Booklet you can choose between the two operating systems.

When choosing Jolicloud at startup, the performance improvement is evident. Everything works far more quickly, from the logon to the wireless network access to applications and file management. And of course, videos playback is much smoother, according to a benchmark, the Booklet 3G runs 22% faster in Jolicloud than with Windows 7. The difference is so substantial that you may not feel tempted to use the original Windows 7 again. Naturally, the feasibility of this decision depends on each case: to some people using Linux could be convenient if the 3G Booklet is not their main laptop, as when they are traveling they often spend most of the time using common applications, for which they only need a simple browser, and a few office programs which are readily available in Linux. Besides, you can keep the Windows 7 installed, just in case.

So, if you can spare a few gigabytes on the netbook storage, it is recommended that you try Jolicloud. Probably you can use your Booklet 3G for a year or so before changing to a more powerful computer.

You may also be curious about using other Linux distros, such as Ubuntu 10.10. Just like Jolicloud, Ubuntu can t run Windows application, but at least you can still retain the Windows 7 application. You can also run Ubuntu temporarily from a USB flash drive memory. Ubuntu 10.10 is not so easy to set up as Jolicloud, for example, you have to download an additional file to get support for the 10 screen resolution, and the webcam may not working. But one thing that is certain: it is even faster than Jolicloud, 31% more than Windows 7 on a Booklet 3G. Unfortunately, the increase in speed has a price: the video player does not recognize some common video formats, like AVI.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009 

United States President Barack Obama has signed a US$787 billion stimulus package, entitled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, into law on Tuesday at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado. He called the bill “the most sweeping recovery package in our history” at a signing ceremony.

“I don’t want to pretend that today marks the end of our economic problems, nor does it constitute all of what we’re going to have to do to turn our economy around,” Obama said at the ceremony, “but today does mark the beginning of the end — the beginning of what we need to do to create jobs for Americans scrambling in the wake of layoffs.

“The beginning of what we need to do to provide relief from families worried they won’t be able to pay next month’s bills. The beginning of the first steps to set our economy on a firmer foundation, paving the way to long-term growth and prosperity.”

Vice President Joe Biden praised the president on his work getting the bill passed. “Less than a month into his presidency, the president is about to sign into law what is, I believe, a landmark achievement,” he said. “Because of what he did America can take a first very strong step leading us out of this very difficult road to recovery we find ourselves with. So, on behalf of our country and its people, Mr President, let me presume to say: thank you, we owe you a great deal.”

According to Obama, the package is intended to save or create up to three and a half million jobs, and increase rebuilding infrastructure and consumer spending. 34% of the package is devoted to tax cuts equalling $286 billion, and a further $120 billion will be used to fund infrastructure projects, such as road-building and transportation. 64% of the package will be allocated for money for social programs and spending.

Most Republican lawmakers opposed the bill when it was voted upon in the Senate and the House last week. The House passed the bill without any Republican support, and only three Republicans voted for it in the Senate.

“Our nation is in recession, and responsible action is required to help our economy protect and create jobs, this isn’t it,” said John Boehner, the House Republican minority leader. “The flawed bill the President will sign today is a missed opportunity, one for which our children and grandchildren will pay a hefty price.”

Republican National Committee chairman Michael S. Steele said he was disappointed by what he thought was the president’s lack of a bipartisan approach in passing the bill: “In these difficult economic times, it is imperative that Republicans and Democrats work together to create new jobs and grow the economy. Instead, Congressional Democrats worked behind closed doors to write legislation that will fall short of creating the promised new jobs, but will guarantee a larger debt burden on our children and grandchildren.”

US stock markets were lower today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 3.29% or 258.62 points at the end of the day to a level of 7,591.79.

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Monday, January 3, 2005 

Topeka, Kansas –

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), known for its radical anti-homosexual statements, has founded a website following the Asian Tsunami disaster targeting Sweden. It is the most recent in a string of websites formed by his followers, including ones against Canada, United States, and their original website, godhatesfags.com, campaigning against homosexuals.

The anti-Swede website — godhatessweden.com — proclaims “thank God for 5,000 dead Swedes” and indicates that the church members “pray for all 20,000 Swedes missing in the Tsunami’s wake to be declared dead.” The website also links to a recording of a recent sermon by Reverend Phelps and a flyer containing the church’s official position. The flyer is a caricature of a devil with small signs declaring that Sweden is a “Homo-fascist state” and a “damned land of … Sodomites”.

The WBC’s outcries against Sweden seem to stem from the arrest of Pastor Ake Green by Swedish authorities for describing homosexuals as “a horrible cancerous tumour in the body of society”.

The Westboro Baptist Church, founded in 1955 by Fred Phelps, is known for its continuous series of protests and for picketing the funerals of homosexuals, w:AIDS victims, and gay rights activists. Other than the Asian Tsunami disaster, the group has, in the past, declared the September 11th attacks on the United States and the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster are messages from God warning of His wrath to come against homosexuals, whom he refers to as ‘fags’ on account of the fact that, like a faggot of wood, they “fuel God’s wrath”.

In the FAQ of their main website, GodHatesFags.com, Rev. Phelps expresses his followers’ opinions of the Tsunami disaster:

“The tsunami was an adumbration of the wrath of God, a harbinger of things to come: that Great Day of Judgment… those Asian countries weren’t the only ones affected by the tsunami. Do you realize that among the dead and missing are 3,500 Swedes and over 3,000 Americans? Sweden, who recently jailed a Gospel preacher for a month because he preached Bible verses and sentiments about the abomination that is the homosexual lifestyle from his own pulpit to his own congregation. America, who is awash in diseased fag feces & semen, and is an apostate land of the sodomite damned. And you wonder if this is the wrath of God?”

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Sunday, June 17, 2007 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the agency responsible for investigating transportation accidents in the United States, released updates on three major investigations on June 14.

The NTSB, well known publicly for its involvement in the investigation of aviation incidents which involve harm or loss of human life, is also an agency that oversees the transportation of refined petroleum and gas products, chemicals and minerals.

The agency determined the cause of a natural gas pipeline explosion that killed six. It also detailed the cause of an accidental release of 204,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia from a pipeline in an environmentally sensitive area, and released preliminary information involving two commercial aircraft coming within 30-50 feet of each other on a runway.

In the gas explosion disaster, the towing vessel Miss Megan, which was of specifications that did not require inspection by the United States Coast Guard, was being operated in the West Cote Blanche Bay oil field in Louisiana by Central Boat Rentals on behalf of Athena Construction on October 12, 2006. The Miss Megan was pushing barge IBR 234, which was tied along the starboard side of barge Athena 106, en route to a pile-driving location. Athena Construction did not require its crews to pin mooring spuds (vertical steel shafts extending through wells in the bottom of the boat and used for mooring) securely in place on its barges and consequently this had not been done. During the journey, the aft spud on the Athena 106 released from its fully raised position. The spud dropped into the water and struck a submerged, high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The resulting gas released ignited and created a fireball that engulfed the towing vessel and both barges. The master of the towing vessel and four barge workers were killed. The Miss Megan deckhand and one barge worker survived. One barge worker is officially listed as missing.

The NTSB blames Athena Construction for the disaster, citing in the final report that Athena Construction’s manual contained no procedures mandating the use of the safety devices on the spud winch except during electrical work. It was found that if the Athena 106 crew had used the steel pins to secure the retracted spuds during their transit, a pin would have prevented the aft spud from accidentally deploying. Furthermore, the spud would have remained locked in its lifted position regardless of whether the winch brake mechanism, the spud’s supporting cable, or a piece of connecting hardware had failed.

The NTSB also found that contributing to the accident was the failure of Central Boat Rentals to require, and the Miss Megan master to ensure, that the barge spuds were securely pinned before getting under way. The Board noted that investigators found no evidence that the Miss Megan master or deckhand checked whether the spuds had been properly secured before the tow began. While Central Boat Rentals had a health and safety manual and trained its crews, the written procedures did not specifically warn masters about the need to secure spuds or other barge equipment before navigating. The NTSB stated that the company’s crew should have been trained to identify potential safety hazards on vessels under their control.

NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker said of the investigation’s results, “Having more rigorous requirements in place could have prevented this accident from occurring. Not only do these regulations need to be put in place but it is imperative that they are enforced and adhered to.”

The NTSB has made a number of safety recommendations as a result of this accident and the subsequent investigation. Recommendations were made to Athena Construction and Central Boat Rentals to develop procedures and train the employees of its barges to use the securing pins to hold spuds safely in place before transiting from one site to another.

The most major of the other recommendations are:

To the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

To the U. S. Coast Guard

The NTSB also released the result of its investigation into an environmental disaster in Kansas on October 27, 2004 in which 204,000 gallons (4,858 barrels) of anhydrous ammonia was spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Kingman into an environmentally sensitive area. Chemicals from the pipeline entered a nearby stream and killed more than 25,000 fish, including some fish from threatened species.

The incident reached the scale that it did due to operator error after the initial rupture. The 8 5/8-inch diameter steel pipeline, which was operated by Enterprise Products Operating L.P., burst at 11:15 a.m. in an agricultural area about 6 miles east of Kingman, Kansas. A drop in pipeline pressure, indicating abnormal conditions or a possible compromise in pipeline integrity, set off alarms displayed on the computerized pipeline monitoring system. Shortly after the first alarm the pipeline controller, in an attempt to remedy the low pressure, increased the flow of anhydrous ammonia into the affected section of pipeline. A total of 33 minutes elapsed between the time when the first alarm indicated a problem with the pipeline and the initiation of a shutdown.

In its initial report to the National Response Center (NRC), the pipeline operator’s accident reporting contractor reported a release of at least 20 gallons of ammonia, telling the NRC that an updated estimate of material released would be reported at a later time. No such report was ever made. Because of the inaccurate report, the arrival of representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency was delayed by a full day, affecting the oversight of the environmental damage mitigation efforts.

The cause of the rupture itself was determined to be a pipe gouge created by heavy equipment damage to the pipeline during construction in 1973 or subsequent excavation activity at an unknown time that initiated metal fatigue cracking and led to the eventual rupture of the pipeline.

“We are very fortunate that such highly toxic chemicals of the size and scope involved in this accident were not released in a populated area,” commented Rosenker. “Had this same quantity of ammonia been released near a town or city, the results could have been catastrophic.”

As a result of this accident, the NTSB made the following safety recommendations:

To the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration:

To Enterprise Products Operating L.P.:

“The severity of this release of dangerous chemicals into the community could have been prevented,” said Rosenker. “The safety recommendations that we have made, if acted upon, will reduce the likelihood of this type of accident happening again.”

As well as concluding their investigation of the above accidents, the NTSB also released preliminary information regarding a serious runway incursion at San Francisco International Airport between two commercial aircraft on May 26, 2007.

At about 1:30 p.m. the tower air traffic controller cleared SkyWest Airlines flight 5741, an Embraer 120 arriving from Modesto, California, to land on runway 28R. Forgetting about the arrival airplane, the same controller then cleared Republic Airlines flight 4912, an Embraer 170 departing for Los Angeles, to take off from runway 1L, which intersects runway 28R.

After the SkyWest airliner touched down, the Airport Movement Area Safety System (AMASS) alerted and the air traffic controller transmitted “Hold, Hold, Hold” to the SkyWest flight crew in an attempt to stop the aircraft short of runway 1L. The SkyWest crew applied maximum braking that resulted in the airplane stopping in the middle of runway 1L. As this was occurring, the captain of Republic Airlines flight 4912 took control of the aircraft from the first officer, realized the aircraft was traveling too fast to stop, and initiated an immediate takeoff. According to the crew of SkyWest 5741, the Republic Airlines aircraft overflew theirs by 30 to 50 feet. The Federal Aviation Administration has categorized the incident as an operational error.

The NTSB sent an investigator to San Francisco, who collected radar data, recorded air traffic control communications, and flight crew statements, and interviewed air traffic control personnel prior to the NTSB making the preliminary release.

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By Alan K Kappauf

Sunglasses never go out of style. While fashions change and trends are constantly in flux, sunglasses have been around for decades and are not going to go anywhere anytime soon. This seasons styles for both men and women are a combination of statement accessories, fresh, new looks, and some examples of past fashions influencing current ones a trend that is showing up everywhere from jewelry to clothing lines to, you guessed it, sunglasses.

SUNGLASSES FOR MEN

Bright colors are not just for the ladies in summer 2011. Persol has launched a pair of strikingly dark red shades that are knocking socks off everywhere. Colored lenses are a huge deal in mens sunglasses this summer. From blue to brown, olive to burnt orange, dont be surprised when you find classic frames paired with tinted lenses to create some new looks. Crystal clear frames with bright lenses are coming out from multiple designers as well.

Monotone shades are another popular style this year. Matte metal frames with matching lenses are bringing a futuristic aura to the season. Even Tommy Hilfiger has come out with a set of stark black shades that are sleek and classy.

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Tortoise shell frames are going to be highly popular this summer. For example, a new partnership between Lacoste and Marchon recently introduced a set of brilliant, yellow tortoiseshell sunglasses. Tom Ford also has a tortoise style; specifically, shades in dark tortoiseshell with tinted lenses and gold accents for the spring and summer line.

The John Lennon trend is a part of mens fashion trends as well, offering a slick, iconic design for virtually anyone. Finally, Aviator sunglasses have become a widespread phenomenon in recent years, and now feature multiple lens colors, transitional lenses, and even camouflage frames!

SUNGLASSES FOR WOMEN

Bling is one of the hottest trends in sunglasses this year. From a few dazzling rhinestones here and there to completely blinged out shades with gems studding the entire frame, this glamorous look is emerging everywhere from sleek and sexy sunglasses to more playful, girly frames.

Oversized shades and bright colors are also hot right now. Reminiscent of Jackie O, larger-framed sunglasses come in a wide array of colors. They are great for adding to your fashionable beach attire or simply to conceal tired eyes on a day without makeup while also protecting them from the sun. Cats eye sunglasses are a huge trend this summer as well. With a little modern tinkering, these 50s fashion explosions have burst onto the scene again.

John Lennon-style shades are back as well. This minimalist design has caught the eye of many sunglass designers this summer. Lennon shades look great with anything from a swimsuit cover-up, to a breezy summer dress, without overpowering your face or concealing too much. These attributes help make this style one of the most versatile you will find.

For women who like to flirt with the borders of fashion and stand out from the crowd, there are some wonderfully edgy designs out this summer, too. Graduated color lenses and sharply angled frames will satisfy any girl who wants a more unique look this year.

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