Whether A Gps Tracking Device For Trucks Is Necessary

You may be wondering when you might benefit from a GPS tracking device for trucks if your company uses vehicles often. You should remember that this service costs money, so it is not necessarily the best move for every business since it is possible to end up not benefiting from it despite spending funds. This is why you should make sure it is beneficial for you.

The first thing to consider is how often your company uses vehicles. A GPS tracking device for trucks is usually utilized within businesses that solely rely on vehicles operated by employees. If you own a trucking business, for example, then you can probably benefit from this service because you would use it each day, likely within several vehicles. If your business heavily relies on making deliveries, then you may also benefit from this offering since you need to constantly know where employees are, and when they will get to their destination. On the other hand, if you only occasionally send an employee on an errand or delivery, then it might not be worth it for you to pay for this service when you would hardly use it.

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In addition, some companies that rely on drivers may not need this kind of service because they do not always need to know where their employees are. If you are in no hurry when it comes to your drivers arriving, and have no worries about them getting lost or purposely taking a detour, then you may not really benefit from a GPS tracking device for trucks. This is mostly meant to make sure drivers do not become lost, take random trips when they are supposed to be doing their job, or fail to arrive on time. Of course, having this system in place can also reduce their chances of speeding since they will know they are being monitored. If you have never had a complaint about a driver speeding or ending up anywhere other than the destination, you may be fine without this system.

This technology is often great for large companies with lots of employees since they can be hard to keep track of without some help. If you only have a few employees, and generally keep in touch with them over the phone or a pager system, you might be fine saving your money. If you have a medium amount of workers, or are still unsure if you could benefit from this type of assistance, consider asking a local provider for more information to help you choose. You may find out that you can even test out the system before buying it.

In the end, whether or not you get a GPS tracking device for trucks will depend on your budget. If you cannot afford it but think you could benefit, find out if there is a payment plan available. You should also rest assured that most companies that use this technology tend to save money over time, so keep this in mind.

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BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Torture proliferates American headlines today: whether its use is defensible in certain contexts and the morality of the practice. Wikinews reporter David Shankbone was curious about torture in American popular culture. This is the first of a two part series examining the BDSM business. This interview focuses on the owners of a dungeon, what they charge, what the clients are like and how they handle their needs.

When Shankbone rings the bell of “HC & Co.” he has no idea what to expect. A BDSM (Bondage Discipline Sadism Masochism) dungeon is a legal enterprise in New York City, and there are more than a few businesses that cater to a clientèle that wants an enema, a spanking, to be dressed like a baby or to wear women’s clothing. Shankbone went to find out what these businesses are like, who runs them, who works at them, and who frequents them. He spent three hours one night in what is considered one of the more upscale establishments in Manhattan, Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber, where according to The Village Voice, “you can take your girlfriend or wife, and have them treated with respect—unless they hope to be treated with something other than respect!”

When Shankbone arrived on the sixth floor of a midtown office building, the elevator opened up to a hallway where a smiling Rebecca greeted him. She is a beautiful forty-ish Long Island mother of three who is dressed in smart black pants and a black turtleneck that reaches up to her blond-streaked hair pulled back in a bushy ponytail. “Are you David Shankbone? We’re so excited to meet you!” she says, and leads him down the hall to a living room area with a sofa, a television playing an action-thriller, an open supply cabinet stocked with enema kits, and her husband Bill sitting at the computer trying to find where the re-release of Blade Runner is playing at the local theater. “I don’t like that movie,” says Rebecca.

Perhaps the most poignant moment came at the end of the night when Shankbone was waiting to be escorted out (to avoid running into a client). Rebecca came into the room and sat on the sofa. “You know, a lot of people out there would like to see me burn for what I do,” she says. Rebecca is a woman who has faced challenges in her life, and dealt with them the best she could given her circumstances. She sees herself as providing a service to people who have needs, no matter how debauched the outside world deems them. They sat talking mutual challenges they have faced and politics (she’s supporting Hillary); Rebecca reflected upon the irony that many of the people who supported the torture at Abu Ghraib would want her closed down. It was in this conversation that Shankbone saw that humanity can be found anywhere, including in places that appear on the surface to cater to the inhumanity some people in our society feel towards themselves, or others.

“The best way to describe it,” says Bill, “is if you had a kink, and you had a wife and you had two kids, and every time you had sex with your wife it just didn’t hit the nail on the head. What would you do about it? How would you handle it? You might go through life feeling unfulfilled. Or you might say, ‘No, my kink is I really need to dress in women’s clothing.’ We’re that outlet. We’re not the evil devil out here, plucking people off the street, keeping them chained up for days on end.”

Below is David Shankbone’s interview with Bill & Rebecca, owners of Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber, a BDSM dungeon.

Contents

  • 1 Meet Bill & Rebecca, owners of a BDSM dungeon
    • 1.1 Their home life
  • 2 Operating the business
    • 2.1 The costs
    • 2.2 Hiring employees
    • 2.3 The prices
  • 3 The clients
    • 3.1 What happens when a client walks through the door
    • 3.2 Motivations of the clients
    • 3.3 Typical requests
    • 3.4 What is not typical
  • 4 The environment
    • 4.1 Is an S&M dungeon dangerous?
    • 4.2 On S&M burnout
  • 5 Criticism of BDSM
  • 6 Related news
  • 7 External links
  • 8 Sources
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Wikinews Shorts: December 4, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, December 4, 2008.

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On December 2, the Toronto city council voted in favor of banning the sales and distribution of bottled water on city property. The council also agreed to provide public drinking fountains on their properties, as well as on a measure that would make shoppers pay at least five Canadian cents for plastic grocery bags and force business owners to offer reusable bags and carry-out containers.

“Toronto’s decision to ban the bottle and turn on the tap sends a clear message that bottled water’s 15 minutes are up,” said Polaris Institute’s campaign coordinator, Joe Cressy.

All of the city’s facilities should be following the water ban by 2011, while businesses will have to implement their bag fees by 2010. Toronto has become the largest city in the world to ban bottled water on government property.

Related news

  • “Calls for bottled water bans grow in Canada” — Wikinews, August 23, 2008

Sources

  • “Toronto Bans Bottled Water” — CNW Group, December 3, 2008
  • “Toronto council approves plastic bag charge, bottle ban” — CBC News, December 3, 2008

On Tuesday, American actor, Patrick Swayze, who suffers from pancreatic cancer, denied reports that he was near death. American tabloid National Inquirer reported on November 28 that Swayze’s cancer had spread to his liver and that he was preparing for his death.

“The only thorn in my side being that many tabloids have been consistently reporting lies and false information about me and those close to me,” said Swayze in a statement to the press who also added that he knows he is in “the fight for his life,” but that it is a fight that he “is winning.”

“I’m one of the lucky few that responds well to treatment,” added Swayze.

Swayze has starred in over a dozen films, including the 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing.

Related news

  • “Wikinews Shorts: November 28, 2008” — Wikinews, November 28, 2008

Sources

  • “Swayze denies ‘deathbed’ rumours” — BBC News Online, December 3, 2008
  • “Patrick Swayze denies reports he is near death” — Reuters, December 2, 2008

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NTSB releases updates on status of 3 major US investigations

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:

  • Direct the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health to issue the following documents document to the maritime industry: (1) a fact sheet regarding the accident, and (2) a guidance document regarding the need to secure the gear on barges, including spud pins, before the barges are moved, and detailing any changes to your memorandum of understanding with the Coast Guard.

To the U. S. Coast Guard

  • Finalize and implement the new towing vessel inspection regulations and require the establishment of safety management systems appropriate for the characteristics, methods of operation, and nature of service of towing vessels.
  • Review and update your memorandum of understanding with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to specifically address your respective oversight roles on vessels that are not subject to Coast Guard inspection.

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:

  • Require that a pipeline operator must have a procedure to calculate and provide a reasonable initial estimate of released product in the telephonic report to the National Response Center.
  • Require that a pipeline operator must provide an additional telephonic report to the National Response Center if significant new information becomes available during the emergency response.
  • Require an operator to revise its pipeline risk assessment plan whenever it has failed to consider one of more risk factors that can affect pipeline integrity.

To Enterprise Products Operating L.P.:

  • Provide initial and recurrent training for all controllers that includes simulator or noncomputerized simulations of abnormal operating conditions that indicate pipeline leaks.

“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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How To Rely On Utah Mortgage Loan For Your Housing Needs

How To Rely On Utah Mortgage Loan For Your Housing Needs

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Shristy

When people want to have their own home but have no money, they can rely on Utah Mortgage Loan.A bad credit record is enough for one not to have heard about the Utah Mortgage Loan.Gone are days when people were worried about this complicated things.Nowadays there are many companies ready to offer their service for people having imperfect credit.With the help of ones social security number one has to just apply for the Utah Mortgage Loan.What’s next? The Utah Mortgage Loan planning company will pay attention to the review of yours to subsequently decide whether you are qualified or not.

People will bad credit always encounter problem. As a reslt of the uncertainty associated with you the Utah Mortgage Loan will not want to offer a loan to you.In such a situation there is nothing more better than improving ones credit score.How to make your score better?This can be got by simply making an apt pay to any of the credits that one has.Each pay increases the score to higher levels.Have you fulfilled the credit cards?It is another way to significantly raise the income ratio of debt.You will be seen as a latent client by the Utah Mortgage company.Your credit score betterment is the only way to get a lesser rate of interest for the loan.

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The decision to buy a home has to be one that is well considered.You should handle your credit card better.Lack of any credit cards can leave your stranded while buying things.So try and get the free credit reports that have no charge to obtain.A loan process will thus be made easier like this.You need Utah Home Loans to help you start off the Utah Mortgage.A dream home can thus be got with the assistance of some of the home loan companies that are very responsive.These companies job is to help you get an assured home loan apart from providing assurance to the lenders about the home loan agreement as well.

Utah mortgage can be easily obtained since Utah gets recovery act funds for Utah Mortgage Loan at $40 million.Futhermore the home loan amount can be used to get a new home or build one.The USDA Rural Development’s direct loan program offers 100% low interest rate and financing.By the way, the housing payment runs on household income basis.If only the person taking the loan is going to lose his job then they can get away from availing the loan.This feature is proffered to only the Rural Development Loan Applicants as they have so many difficulties to face.

In order to be eligible for getting an Utah Mortgage Loan the person must have a decent income level, earlier debts and also good credit score.There has to be repayment track record that is good to get a loan positively.Apart from these four necessasities.One of the main necessity is that the home that one wants to buy should be situated in a rural area which has a population of less than 20,000 people.Again the description is purely on the basis of the number of people put up in this place along with the Median Household Income.

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Family of five killed in Staten Island, NY house fire

Friday, July 23, 2010

Five people were killed early Thursday morning in a three-alarm fire in the New York City borough of Staten Island. The fire destroyed most of the home in the Port Richmond neighborhood. The five killed are 33-year-old Leisha Jones and her four children.

Neighbors said that the fire began at approximately 4 a.m. local time (0800 UTC). Two New York Police Department officers noticed the fire and radioed for assistance at 4:10 a.m. Rescue workers attempted to enter the building although they were deterred by heavy flames and smoke. Once flames were doused with water, Fire Lieutenant Robert Strafer entered the building and found the youngest child, two-year-old Jermaine Sinclair. Upon further inspection, officers found the other four victims.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud popping sound before the building burst into flames. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, although it is not considered suspicious. The apartment which Jones and her children were living in did not have a smoke detector, as required by city law.

Jones’s mother, Martha Anderson, told the New York Daily News, “She was such a nice person and she was a really good mother,” adding, “She loved her kids … and I loved her.”

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Winnipeg Drum Lessons Vocal Lessons Winnipeg Should Be Taken At Home Now!}

Winnipeg Drum Lessons Vocal Lessons Winnipeg should be Taken at Home Now!

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Swawn Coughlin

There are some major benefits of taking in home vocal lessons Winnipeg. These days, most of us use to live a busy life. This lifestyle is also not allowing us to travel distance to attend the music schools. The same sort of thing is also happening with the busy parents who have a strong desire to enroll their kids with the music lessons, but they are not really able to do so. But this time the in home Winnipeg drum lessons can make things very different for you. This type of music lessons can be taken at home and your kids can complete the course as per their own time and convenience. Though there are many students still going to the music schools or studios to learn music and different musical instruments, then also there is hardly anything wrong with the in home music lessons. The same thing your kids are going to learn at home. However, there is always a difference between taking in home vocal lessons Winnipeg and going for the studios to take such lessons. When you opt for the vocal lessons at a music school or studio, you may get distraction due to the presence of others. There are also some shy kids, who may not be able to grasp things properly at the music schools. But distraction like thing never occurs when you take the in home vocal lessons Winnipeg. There will be no one to disturb you or create distraction for the kids. At the comfort of your home, your kids will find a perfect and peaceful setting where they can learn the Winnipeg drum lessons and can practice properly. If your kid is quite shy, then this type of in home Winnipeg drum lessons are the best options for him. One of the biggest advantages that your kids can receive while going for the in home vocal lessons Winnipeg is the convenience. These days, everyone out there likes to make life more convenient. And your kids are not too far from this type of thought. Even when you are planning to take your family for a lunch or for an outing, you need to get prepared with so many things. And when it comes to carry those heavy instruments to the music school, this can easily make you feel annoyed. Driving the car while dealing with the traffic so that your kids can reach for the music studio in time after returning from the office can also make life more complicated. Due to this reason in home Winnipeg drum lessons appear as the best choice. Your kids may not be in the right frame of mind to attend the music school after coming back from their regular schools. So, to offer them maximum convenience, you should think about enrolling them with the in home vocal lessons Winnipeg. Taking in home Winnipeg drum lessons will also help the kids to work on these lessons as per their own schedules and they are no longer going to follow the tough schedules of the music studios.
Taking in home vocal lessons Winnipeg or the Winnipeg Drum lessons can make life very easy. Your kid will love to attend these lessons under a perfect setting of home.

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Opponents: New Zealand government sneaks bill into House to avoid public backlash

Thursday, December 7, 2006

The New Zealand Government has tabled the Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill, despite unprecedented political opposition.

In 2003 the Hon Annette King signed a Treaty with Australia agreeing to hand control of the natural health products sector over to an Australian regulatory body, however she needs to pass enabling legislation in New Zealand. “This will be a world-class joint scheme designed to regulate the safety, quality, effectiveness and promotion of therapeutic products in both New Zealand and Australia. That includes the regulation of complementary and alternative medicines, over-the-counter and prescription medicines, medical devices, blood and blood products and tissues and cellular therapies,” Ms King said.

Twice the Bill has been thrown out by select committees, but the Government is determined to ram it through Parliament, according to the New Zealand Health Trust.

“Late tonight the Bill was finally tabled, with no announcement from the Minister,” said Amy Adams, spokesperson for the Trust, “Clearly the Minister is keen to sneak it into Parliament under cover of the silly season, in the hope that she can keep it under the public’s radar.”

“I welcome the support of a majority of the House who want to see the Bill go to Select Committee where New Zealanders can have their say,” Ms King said.

The NZ Health Trust conducted research earlier this year which showed 62% of New Zealanders used natural health products. “This Bill represents a massive and irreparable change to the way we make rules for New Zealand dietary supplements,” Mrs Adams said.

“Under the proposed regime, well over a million New Zealand consumers would find the choice of products adversely affected, and experience cost increases. So you can see why the Government is trying to sneak this into the House without any fuss – they don’t want the public to know.”

All the political parties except Labour have pledged their opposition the proposal, despite some intense lobbying by Australian and New Zealand officials.

“It is a very serious thing to hand sovereignty over your country over to another nation,” Mrs Adams said. “And all the other political parties see the sense in making sure the sector is regulated from New Zealand – not as a minor state of Australia.”

Ms King said: “The Bill… ensures that New Zealand will have an equal say in the setting up and running of the new Authority and joint scheme.” The new authority will be like a crown-owned entity and will have to provide an anuual report and a statement of intent to parliament each year.

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Solar powered plane completes first leg of transcontinental trip

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Solar Impulse, the world’s most advanced solar powered plane has just completed the first of the five legs of its trans-continental journey, flying fuel-free from San Francisco to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, in just over 18 hours.

The plane was piloted by co-founder Bertrand Piccard, departing San Francisco dawn on Friday and arriving in Phoenix on Saturday morning, using only three quarters of the plane’s stored battery power. “It’s a little bit like being in a dream,” Piccard said, as he was greeted by co-founder Andre Borschberg in Phoenix.

Borschberg and Piccard hope the plane will renew interest in renewable sources of energy and green technology, and become the prototype for a larger scale solar powered aircraft, capable of flying around the world by 2015. “If an airplane can fly day or night with no fuel, just on the sun’s power, of course it means that everybody in daily life can use this technology for his house, for heating and cooling systems, for lighting, for cars, for trucks. There’s so much we can do now to have a cleaner future,” Piccard said.

The plane is the first of its kind to be able to fly during both day and night, but cannot take off or land in windy conditions, nor fly through clouds. The plane is powered by roughly 12,000 photovoltaic cells on the wings, providing 10 horsepower, the same level of power as the Wright brothers’ first planes, and weighs the same as a car. “One hundred years ago, the planes had to fly in good weather and there was only one person on board,” Piccard said. “Now we have completely new technology, we fly with no fuel at all. But, of course, we need to fly in good weather and we carry only one pilot on board.

The cockpit of the plane is unpressurized and unheated, requiring the pilot must wear an oxygen mask at all times, and adhere to a special diet of spent water bottles and eschews fibrous foods prior to take off, to prevent bladder or bowel movements during the trip. Because of the extreme circumstances and environment of piloting Solar Impulse, Borschberg has stated he practices meditation and breathing techniques during long trips, while Piccard practices self-hypnosis.

Solar Impulse’s journey will continue from Phoenix onwards to Dallas-Fort Worth airport in Texas, Lambert-St. Louis airport, Dulles airport in the Washington area and New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, with each trip taking approximately 19 to 25 hours with 10 day rests in each city.

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Preventing Hard Water With Water Softeners In Ocala Fl

byAlma Abell

Many homeowners often complain about hard water and what it does to their drains and bodies. In order to combat the effects of hard water a number of homeowners use Water Softeners in Ocala FL. Water softener beads are used to help soften water so that it’s much less harsh on plumbing systems and you.

How can water be labeled as “hard?” The term hard is simply referring to the minerals contained inside of the water. Before water enters your home it goes through an extensive filtration process to get rid of bacteria and other dangerous elements. Part of this filtration process calls for minerals like calcium and magnesium to be added into the water. The amount of minerals added into a water system varies from city to city; however, the more these minerals are present the ‘harder’ the water becomes.

Why is hard water a bad thing? Calcium and magnesium are made up of positively charged ions. Although hard water is absolutely healthy to drink the minerals that are added have an effect on other positively charged ions in the water. Calcium and magnesium can also build-up inside of your pipes and can make it difficult for soap to dissolve. This is why water softeners in Ocala FL are used by many homeowners.

Water softeners are units that can be installed in order to decrease the amount of calcium and magnesium inside of water. The units are equipped with ions that work to remove some of the positively charged ions throughout your water before it enters your home. The ions used essentially latch on to as many positive ions as possible, and these positive ions stay within the unit. Each unit has a limit on how many ions it can hold before becoming ineffective.

Contact EcoWater Systems if you’re dealing with hard water inside of your home. Again, hard water isn’t detrimental to your health but it’s not a good thing for your pipes. The minerals in hard water can clog your pipes and can be harsh on your skin. Use softener units in order to remove the excess minerals included in hard water. Softer water is better for your pipes and is gentler on your skin.