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The Game Of Lacrosse

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Jerald Shin Shapiro

Lacrosse is a party sport which is extremely accepted in countries Of USA and Canada. This is played with a hard globe made of rubber and a racket that has a long manage. There are four positions that the players acquire in Lacrosse. They are Goalkeepers, Midfielder, Defensemen and Attackmen.

This spirited originated in America and it worn be played for countless reasons. Sometimes the idea was to prepare brood warriors and soldiers and sometimes as a devout sacrament. They were played in expansive pitches and the used to remain for some existence.

This was a standard contest among the prominent tribes and seized a lot of importance in their public as well as holy lives. Nevertheless the rules and procedures of this resolute underwent a lot of changes since 14th century.

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Gradually the students of Universities and high schools also ongoing live this sport and the brave of Lacrosse was considered as an incident in the Olympics of the days 1928 and 1932. The box Lacrosse is another admired form of this fixture.

Rules of Lacrosse

The resolute of Lacrosse desires two teams of ten players and both of them contest to hit a sphere made of pure rubber and send it to the goal of the contrary party. A goalkeeper is forever there to stay the goals to happen. This is divided into quarters.

Each of the quarters starts with the “Face-off.” The face-off means that the sphere is positioned on the playground and the players lay their Lacrosse twig horizontally to hit the sphere hard. There is a restraining line for the attackers as well as the defenders which they are not allowable to angry.

The players try to chafe the Lacrosse globe from the ground and run with it in their sticks and they try to surpass it to the other player of their group. The other team does the same and regularly tries to steal the ball from the opponent. This matched can resume at a steady tempo and can have about 20 balls.

Lacrosse Equipment

The universal equipments of Lacrosse ball, sticks and gloves etc. The Lacrosse balls can be white, or orange in tint. The heaviness of the balls is around 5 ounces. The Lacrosse joined can be about 72 inches long. The control of this plunk can be made of coated timber or synthetic.

The bore of this fuse can be manufactured with materials like aluminum and timber. The players fringe to use helmets along with gloves and shoes in which they can feel comfortable and play the sport easily. The goal keeper is poverty to attrition a chest-watch and a throat guardian.

The most important detail is that if any of the players wobbly the equipments the diversion gets perched immediately.

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Cutty Sark blaze treated as ‘suspicious’
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Cutty Sark blaze treated as ‘suspicious’



Monday, May 21, 2007

The Cutty Sark, one of the most famous historic sailing ships in the world, was seriously damaged by fire in the early hours of Monday morning, May 21, 2007. The 19th century ship, which is in dry dock in Greenwich, London, England, set a speed record during its working days, and has been a popular tourist attraction for many years.

The fire brigade was first called to the blaze on the tea clipper at 4:45 a.m. BST and reported that the flames had been extinguished by 7:00 a.m., but firefighters were still on the scene damping down at 8.30 a.m. The blaze was so intense that eight fire engines and 40 firefighters were sent to put out the fire. No injuries have been reported.

Cutty Sark Trust chief executive Richard Doughty said he was told the blaze was being treated as suspicious. “We’re losing history,” he lamented. “It’s unbelievable.” He went on: “When you lose the original fabric, you lose the touch of the craftsmen; you lose history itself. What is special about Cutty Sark is the timber, the iron frames, that went to the South China Sea. To think that is threatened in any way is unbelievable. It is an unimaginable shock.”

However, Doughty also confirmed that half of the ship’s planking, and all of the masts and rigging had been removed for renovations prior to the fire. The iron framework of the hull has been twisted and buckled.

The Chairman of Cutty Sark Enterprises, Chris Levitt, speaking later at the scene, said: “We had removed 50% of the planking, so 50% of the planking wasn’t on site and that’s safe and secure, and from where I stand there is not a huge amount of damage to the planking that was left on. There are pockets of charred planking and some have gone, but it doesn’t look as bad as first envisaged.”

Cutty Sark Trust curatorial consultant, Dr Eric Kentley was optimistic that the Ship is not completely devastated and can be saved. Speaking about the Cutty Sark, he said: “We will put her back together – but it’s going to take much much longer and a lot more money than we originally thought.”

The historic ship, one of London’s best known tourist attractions, has been in dry-dock in Greenwich since 1954. It is currently undergoing a £25 million renovation scheduled to last until 2009. It was feared that gas canisters used in the reconstruction work might explode in the blaze but the London Fire Brigade later confirmed that none were present, although concerns about the risk of explosion had caused some delay in tackling the fire. It is a Grade I listed monument and is on the Buildings At Risk Register in the UK.

Police believe the fire on board the ship may have begun in suspicious circumstances. They are studying CCTV footage which showed some movement around the ship in the early hours of the morning. They are appealing for witnesses who might have seen anyone near the ship or a silver car that was reported driving away from the scene.

The Cutty Sark was built in 1869 by Scott & Linton, Dumbarton in Scotland and completed by Dennys. It is the world’s last surviving tea clipper. Because the clippers were build of wood, but with a framework made of iron, they marked the transition from wood to iron. The windjammers that emerged some 30 years later were build completely of iron or steel.

The clippers were used in long-distance races between China and England, with large profits for the first ship back with the first tea of the year. The Cutty Sark sailed in the China trade between 1870 and 1877/78. She sailed in the Australian wool trade between 1883 and 1895, during which period she achieved the record breaking voyage under wind power between Australia and England via Cape Horn of 72 days in 1885.

The ship takes its name from a character in Burns‘ poem ‘Tam o’ Shanter.


Front Sight’s Gun Training Enhances Your Skills


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You have been shooting for years. Possibly since you were a kid decades ago. When did your dad give you your first gun? Do you remember the way it made you feel? Do you love to go hunting or shooting out in the fields or at a shooting range? Maybe you’re good. Maybe you’re really good. How would you like to enhance your skills even more and become a better marksman than you ever dreamed? Would it make your dad proud to see that you have become one of the top shooters in the country? That you shoot better than ninety nine percent of the gun owning population?

Attend one of Dr. Ignatius Piazza’s Self Defense Gun Training Courses at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada, and you will see how it feels to be a better shooter than ninety nine percent of the gun owning population. In just those few short days, you will learn how to shoot better than some professional shooters. No matter how good you currently are at shooting, Ignatius Piazza can make you better. He can hone your shooting skills into what you really want them to be like, so the next time you go out shooting you can stand proud in your skill.

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Front Sight is noted as the best gun training school in the world, offering better gun training than all of the other gun training schools available, in a short amount of time and at a reduced, affordable price. Front Sight’s gun training schedule is convenient for most anyone, with a variety of gun training courses during the week and on weekends all throughout the year. The instructors at Front Sight are among the best shooters in the world and want to train you to be just like them. One of the things you will likely hear them say during your Front Sight gun training courses is, We don’t want to train you to be good shooters. We want to train you to be PERFECT shooters. And at Front Sight, that is just what you will get.

You will get just what you need from Ignatius Piazza and his team of highly professional gun training instructors in order to gain the skills to become that perfect shooter. You will learn little known skills, tips and techniques that will take your shooting from okay or pretty good to down right amazing. You will know the feeling of being able to out shoot anyone you know. You will know the feeling of true confidence with a gun. You will know the feeling of perfect shooting.

If you have been shooting for as long as you can remember but want to get better, there is one solution that is perfect for you. Come to Front Sight and check out one of the many gun training courses offered here by Ignatius Piazza. You will learn things you didn’t know that you didn’t know and you will leave Front Sight wondering why you didn’t come sooner.

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Eleven days later, a survivor pulled from rubble after Chinese earthquake
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Eleven days later, a survivor pulled from rubble after Chinese earthquake



Sunday, May 25, 2008

Eleven days, or 266 hours after an earthquake in Sichuan Province in China which killed over 60,000 people, a survivor has been rescued from the rubble of his own house in the city of Mianzhu.

Xiao Zhihu, 80, who is said to be in stable condition at a local hospital, was paralyzed prior to the earthquake and was found underneath a pillar that once held up his house. Officials said that the only reason he survived so long was because he was being fed by his wife.

At least 30,000 people are missing as a result of the magnitude 7.9 quake on May 12. Officials fear the death toll could go above 80,000. The quake’s epicenter was located in the Aba prefecture, 90 kilometers (55 miles) west, northwest of Chengdu, Sichuan, China and was recorded at a depth of 10 k.m. (6.2 miles).

This was the largest earthquake to strike the region in almost 60 years. The deadliest quake in China’s history was of magnitude 7.8, striking Tangshan in 1976. Approximately 250,000 people were killed. On May 23, a man who survived that quake after being buried for 10 days, was found alive in the rubble of an office building in Beichuan. He was the only survivor.


Israeli army reoccupies Tulkarem in West Bank
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Israeli army reoccupies Tulkarem in West Bank



Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Reacting to the suicide bombing yesterday in a Netanya mall, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) entered the city of Tulkarem. The city has been governed by the Palestinian Authority (PA), since March 22nd this year.

In addition, a general closure was ordered on the occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The closure will hold until the assessment of the situation changes, according to the IDF.

The IDF ordered a curfew on Tulkarem at the beginning of the operation, at 2:30 a.m. (+3 UTC), Palestinians reported. Soldiers announced in loudspeakers that the city was under curfew and that all local residents were to remain inside their homes.

One Palestinian policeman was killed and one was injured, as well as two Israeli soldiers, when the Israeli forces came under fire while entering the city, according to the IDF spokesperson.

The IDF arrested five wanted Islamic Jihad members in the city. According to IDF officers, the operation is aimed at the Islamic Jihad organization, which staged the suicide attack in Netanya yesterday, as well as another suicide bombing attempt in a Jewish settlement in Samaria.

The Israeli government asked the PA to arrest the wanted terrorists numerous times, according to high-ranking officers in the IDF.

The main objective is to locate Islamic Jihad members that operate under the shelter of the PA military responsibility“, said Colonel Erez Weiner of the IDF. “We arrested five wanted members, some of whom were involved in the bombing of the Stage nightclub in Tel-Aviv. The forces are also trying to locate the explosives lab that is behind yesterday’s car-bomb in Shavey Shomron. Apart from a few minor incidents we did not meet any opposition from the Palestinian side“, Colonel Weiner said.

The suicide bombings in Netanya and Shavey Shomron and the reoccupation of Tulkarem follow five months of relative calm in the Israel-PA relations.


Elizabeth II annuls Fred Goodwin knighthood
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Elizabeth II annuls Fred Goodwin knighthood



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II, the British monarch, has today withdrawn and annulled a knighthood given to Fred Goodwin in 2004, heeding the advice given to her by a forfeiture committee. Goodwin is the former chief executive at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) and was awarded his knighthood by the British government of the time for services to banking. The committee concluded “that widespread concerns about Fred Goodwin’s decision meant that the retention of a knighthood for services to banking could not be sustained.”

Goodwin was chief executive of RBS when they purchased ABN AMRO, a Netherlands bank, in 2007. The British government subsequently bailed out RBS for £45 billion, amidst the late-2000s financial crisis.

British prime minister David Cameron stated about the annulment: “The proper process has been followed and I think we’ve ended up with the right decision.” Cameron and Ed Miliband, UK Leader of the Opposition, both believed Goodwin’s knighthood should be removed. Miliband called it “the start of the change we need in our boardrooms.”

Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy PM Nick Clegg considered it to be the “right decision”. “[A]ppropriate” was the word George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer used to describe it. “RBS came to symbolise everything that went wrong in the British economy in the last decade,” Osborne stated. Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland stated the title was given “for services to banking which could not therefore be sustained”, calling the decision “correct”.

Goodwin does not have the right to appeal against the decision, nor had the right to provide the forfeiture committee with any representations. The monarch holds sole responsibility for withdrawing all knighthoods; on this occasion Elizabeth II followed the advice of the committee, who decided to recommend the withdrawal to her. The Cabinet Office announced the advice had been given to the queen on the understanding that “Goodwin had brought the honours system in to disrepute”.

Speaking of the “exceptional case”, the committee explained: “In 2008, the government had to provide £20 billion of new equity to recapitalise RBS and ensure its survival and prevent the collapse of confidence in the British banking system. Subsequent increases in government capital have brought the total necessary injection of taxpayers’ money in RBS to £45.5 billion.” The committee understood that “Fred Goodwin was the dominant decision maker at RBS at the time.”

Until this announcement, criminal conviction and professional expulsion were the only causes for which individuals had their knighthoods revoked.


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Airtight Sealed Blowers and Fans

by

Oleg Chechel

Industrial Blower Co. has been developing gas-tight and zero leakage fans and blowers for containment of hazardous organic and inorganic compounds in industrial process plants and other critical applications. Special construction and shaft sealing devices are available for blower service requiring zero or minimal gas leakage into and out of casing.

Industrial Blower Company has a lot of experince with gas-tight and zero-leakage construction on fans and blowers, including: multistage lip shaft seals; Buna-N, Viton and Teflon seals; mechanical shaft seals; special fan housing gasketings; single and double carbon ring seals; hermetically sealed blowers; magnetofluidic and ferrofluidic seals; and packed stuffing boxes with barrier liquids and purgeable seals.

Specific code welding processes and special fan design features are used too – to ensure complete gas tight integrity.

Zero leakage and gas tight fans and blowers could be used in the following industries:

* Pollution Control

* Pulp and Paper Industry

* Printing and Converting

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* Chemical Plants

* Power Generation

* Research and Development

* Petroleum

* Food Processing

* Paint and Ink Industries

Some special materials and alloys frequently used in gas tight fans, especially for service in hazardous, abrasive, corrosive and high temperature environments, include:

Corten, ASTM A36 Carbon Steel, Hastelloy, Inconel, Stainless Steels of different kinds, Titanium, Monel, Aluminum, Teflon, Rubber LIning. These materials are typical for industrial applications requiring high strength alloys and super alloys too.

As an intermediate step between standrard fan design and air-tight design, CB Blower offers a few stages of low leakage construction on fans and blowers – for industrial cusomers calling to minimize leakage fans due to the presence of toxic or corrosive gases in the airstream. As some system requirements are more stringent than others, and since some of the necessary modifications can be rather expensive, a few levels of Low Leakage Fan Construction are offered to choose from:

1) Heavy gauge housing construction with solid housing drive side, Neoprene Gasketing, and Viton, or Buna-N Rubber lip type shaft seal.

2) Full face sheet gasketing, Red Silicone or White Nitrile.

3) Contiunuosly welded fan housings;

4) Gas-purged mechanical shaft seals in lieu of lip seals – for greater sealing capability at the shaft hole opening.

I order to achieve a proper sealing, the mechanical shaft seal should be purged. The recommended purge pressure is 2 to 5 PSI above the process gas pressure.

Lip seals are furnished with two seal elements, each with a stainless steel spring for maintaining surface contact. The seal assembly is lubricated with” never-seeze”. Mechanical seals are double or triple carbon ring seals mounted in a carbon steel housing. The seal housing is furnished with two purge ports.

To ensure proper fan sealing, Soap Bubble or Chalk / Kerosene tesing of the blower assembly is performed. This ensures that continuous weld has completely sealed the housing seams (liquid tight).

Industrial Blower Co. is a world wide distributor of industrial process ans OEM fans and blowers, as well as fan components; including high pressure blowers, high temperature fans, spark resistant and explosion proof ventilators, tubeaxial and vaneaxial high pressure ventilators. NISCO also does existing fans and blowers repairs, re-build, as well as dynamical wheels balancing.

For additional information please refer to http://industrialblower.net

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Google’s YouTube to present its best video awards



Monday, March 19, 2007

This week Google’s on-line video sharing website YouTube launches its own awards ceremony. The site will present the best user-generated videos posted during 2006 in seven categories. The starting point is Monday and users will end voting on Friday. Winners will get their trophies on March 26.

The categories that YouTube is going to present include: most creative or inspirational video, best series, as well as music video or commentary and best comedy. The last category, number seven, is called “most adorable video ever” and it is to continue the tradition of videos starring cats and dogs while asleep.

Those that are nominated are able to promote themselves on YouTube during the following five days. These users are also able to plead for votes.

The $1.65 billion Google’s acquisition gathered a huge number of fans. According to Jamie Byrne, head of YouTube product marketing, 2006 was a pioneering year for sites that rely on user’s content.

However, companies like Viacom, believe one category is missing – “Best Professionally Produced Copyrighted Video.” Last week Viacom sued Google together with YouTube for more than $1 billion. The lawsuit states that the ever increasing popularity of YouTube is due to a massive uploads of copyrighted videos including “The Colbert Report” and “South Park“.


Partizan Belgrade kicked out of 2007/08 UEFA Cup
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Partizan Belgrade kicked out of 2007/08 UEFA Cup



Thursday, July 26, 2007

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FK Partizan of Serbia have been kicked out of this season’s UEFA Cup after crowd trouble during their first qualifying round match against Zrinjski Mostar. They were also fined 50,000 Swiss francs. Partizan Belgrade won the 1st Leg 6-1.

Trouble started early in the first half when play was stopped for ten minutes after fans from both teams clashed with riot police and stadium security while throwing rocks and flares at each other. Fans also ripped-up stadium seats. 36 people were injured and six people were arrested.

UEFA‘s reasoning is that Partizan Belgrade have been fined 25 times in 36 matches over the last five years. UEFA have taken a tougher stance on fan violence having kicked out Feyenoord in last season’s UEFA Cup and Legia Warsaw in this season’s Intertoto Cup. Partizan Belgrade have within three days of receiving official notice of this decision to appeal.


AEK Athens fans damage ferry-boat in Greece
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AEK Athens fans damage ferry-boat in Greece



Thursday, May 11, 2006

Angry fans of the AEK Athens football team damaged the ferry “Ierapetra” during the route from Heraklio, Crete, to the port of Rafina in Attica. About 700 AEK supporters boarded the ferry after the end of the Greek football cup final between Olympiacos and AEK which took place in Crete. The victory of Olympiacos over AEK, 3-0, angered the supporters of AEK, which is believed to be the catalyst for damage in both the stadium and the ship.

The Prosecutor ordered a preliminary inquiry into the incidents that took place onboard the Ierapetra. During the trip, a group of youths started breaking everything for no apparent reason. They caused extensive damage to the passenger lounges and the bars, while they responded to the crew’s pleas with cursing. A Greek police officer was injured in the leg by a flare, and a crewmember was also injured.

The owner of the ship, Dane Sea Line of Piraeus, estimates the cost of damage to the ship at €150,000.

The Greek media has accused the administration of Greek police and the Ministers of Public Order and Shipping of negligence in not doing more to prevent the events.


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