Chrysler files for bankruptcy, Fiat Group SpA to run company

Posted on 5th September 2015 by in Uncategorized

Friday, May 1, 2009 

The American auto company Chrysler filed for bankruptcy Thursday, however a deal with European auto maker Fiat went through. The emerging Chrysler will be owned 55 percent by the United Auto Workers, eight percent by the United States Government, two percent by the Canadian Government and Fiat would begin with a 20 percent share.

Chrysler Chief Executive Robert Nardelli will step down when the bankruptcy proceedings are finalized.

Initially, the Italian company, Fiat, will appoint three members on the emerging Chrysler’s new board, and the United States government will appoint six. Fiat can assume the majority of the ownership upon repayment of American loans.

Chrysler administrators expect that the bankruptcy should take a couple of months.

“We expect this to be a very short, 30-to-60-day bankruptcy process, during which the company will function normally,” a top administration official said, “People will be able to buy cars, they will have their warranties honored, and everything should go on normally.”

The bankruptcy filing indicated that Chrysler was in debt to 20 creditors to a tune of more than $10 million each.

Meanwhile, the deal with Fiat did go through, and Chrysler should have cars designed by Fiat out on the market by 2011.

“It’s a partnership that will give Chrysler a chance not only to survive, but to thrive in a global auto industry,” said American president Obama, “Fiat has demonstrated that it can build the clean, fuel-efficient cars that are the future of the industry.”

However, automotive analyst Erich Merkle has hesitations.

“History would show that alliances really don’t work that well,” Merkle said, “even though, no matter how good they may look on paper.”

The restructuring has been managed by Steve Rattner, a former investment banker, and the U.S. Government auto task force.

Obama has set three ultimatums before Fiat. Fiat should produce a 40 mile per gallon vehicle while managing the new Chrysler, transfer fuel efficient Fiat technology to Chrysler factories in the United States, and produce cars in Chrysler factories and distribute them in Europe.

Toothpaste fills cavities without drilling

Posted on 5th September 2015 by in Uncategorized

Thursday, February 24, 2005 

A paste containing synthetic tooth enamel can seal small cavities without drilling. Kazue Yamagishi and colleagues at the FAP Dental Institute in Tokyo say that the paste can repair small cavities in 15 minutes.

Currently, fillers don’t stick to such small cavities so dentists must drill bigger holes. Hydroxyapatite crystals, of which natural enamel is made, bond with teeth to repair tiny areas of damage.

Yamagishi and colleagues have tested their paste on a lower premolar tooth that showed early signs of decay. They found that the synthetic enamel merged with the natural enamel. The synthetic enamel also appears to make teeth stronger which will improve resistance to future decay. As with drilling, however, there is still the potential for pain: The paste is strongly acidic to encourage crystal growth and causes inflammation if it touches the gums.

The paste is reported in the journal Nature.

National Archaeological Museum At Naples

Posted on 5th September 2015 by in Car Rental

By Manuel

Italy is a land filled with many treasures of many kinds. There are the wonderful delectable cuisines, cars, the fashionable boutiques and brands, Home to the Vatican and also many museums which portray the wonders of world history. One of the most beautiful museums in the world is the National Archaeological museum which is one of the best archaeological beauties in the world. It has one of the most renowned collections of artifacts from Rome and Greece. It is world famous and people come from all over to see the collection it houses time and again.

The Italian National Archaeological Museum was first born in the late sixteenth century and served through history as a University and as stables. The region of Naples which has had Greek and Roman rulers has had a rich collection of antiquities from both these civilizations. It was in the year 1777 that the building acquired its present status with numerous classical antiquities from the Royal collection being housed here. It has seen many important additions being made since its State ownership was established in the 1860s. One of the foundations of the collection here are the classical sculptures which forms the Farnese collection. Excavations that were done in Herculaneum and Pompeii also added to this magnificent collection with numerous mosaics being transferred to Italy. It is also well known for being the first museum to have a collection based on Egyptology.

There are of course a number of ways to reach the museum, by metro, bus or the funicular. There is of course an entrance fee, but a good thing to do is to buy an Artecard which will provide access to multiple museums and also give concessions on transport. There are many collections to be seen here and the museum is often being reorganized so take care to enquire that all the exhibits are open when you visit. There is a unique adults only collection as well here and rooms full of heads and sculptures of Greco- Roman times. There is also an interesting coin collection for visitors to see. The museum has some of the best restorations portraying life in early Greece and Rome and one of the oldest collections in Egyptology. Make sure you enquire with the information office before your visit so you know to pick a day when all the exhibits are accessible and you can have a complete experience of the riches and wealth of Naples portrayed through the museum.

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Loss of integrity in underground city tunnel causes evacuation of Downtown Montreal

Posted on 5th September 2015 by in Uncategorized

Sunday, August 26, 2007 

A one-inch settlement of the roof of The Bay tunnel to the Montreal Metro caused authorities to evacuate 12 blocks of the Montreal downtown core.

Several people noticed water infiltration in the tunnel over the last few days. On Friday, August 24, at 1 p.m., while investigating another water infiltration incident, The Bay employees noticed that the ceiling of the tunnel portion of The Bay’s basement sales area had descended one inch over a 7 meter length. They subsequently called police. The police and firefighters evacuated the basement of the downtown Bay store. The police closed de Maisonneuve Boulevard from Aylmer Street to Union Street, over the area of the crack.

At 4 p.m., firefighters evacuated the Parkade Montreal Building and The Bay Department Store after finding pieces of concrete falling from the Parkade Montreal structure, a multi-story carpark with five levels of offices on top. They also evacuated the downtown portion of the Line 1 / Green Line of the Montreal Metro subway, from Lionel-Groulx to Berri-UQAM stations, and evacuated the McGill metro station, which is situated below The Bay tunnel. After consulting with city engineers, Centre 2001, the loading dock of the Bay and its Hertz car rental agency, Les Promenades Cathedrale underground shopping centre and office tower, and a neighbouring office tower to the Parkade were also evacuated. Police cordoned off an area from Bleury Street in the east to University Street in the west, and from Ste-Catherine Street in the south to President Kennedy Street to the north.

The closure of the Metro caused havoc to the Friday afternoon rush hour, as over 40,000 people regularly use the Green Line (Line 1) every day. Montreal Transit Corporation workers issued directions during the day, though some may not have been informed of a provisionary bus service to replace the lost subway service. Loudspeakers announced that commuters should use the unaffected Orange Line (Line 2), which has lines between 5 and 10 blocks south of Line 1 (Green Line), and also connects to Lionel-Groulx and Berri-UQAM stations.

The downtown area is intended to remain closed for at least the weekend, along with portions of the underground city, or RESO. The tunnel was built in 1966. For the last few days, city work crews have been working above the slab in question, digging a one meter trench to install a median and segregate a new bike path on de Maisonneuve Boulevard. The tunnel roof lies five meters below street level.

Residents of Montreal are frustrated with the crumbling infrastructure in and around the city, including the collapse of the de la Concorde Boulevard overpass over Autoroute 19 expressway last year, the shattering of a column holding up the Autoroute 720 Ville Marie elevated expressway last month, and other incidents.

Texas cold weather creates major highway closures

Posted on 4th September 2015 by in Uncategorized

Sunday, January 26, 2014 

On Friday, an uncommon cold weather system which dipped far into southern Texas created major transportation problems for sections of the state. The major cold weather system stretched from central Texas, eastward to Houston and southward to Galveston, a gulf region not accustomed to such cold snaps.

Nearly all sections of Interstate Highway-35 from San Antonio to Austin, a span of about 75 miles, were closed on Friday morning. Traffic was moving at approximately 5 miles per hour around mid-day on adjacent access roads. A Texas man told Wikinews it took him about three times longer-than-usual to drive from San Antonio to Austin due to weather condition and the closed highway.

Schools in Houston closed Thursday at 4:00pm and remained closed on Friday. Many businesses in Houston also closed on Friday. Huntsville, a city in the deep part of southeast Texas, received 2 inches of snow.

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How To Build A Cat Climbing Tower By Yourself

Posted on 4th September 2015 by in Tree Cutting

How to Build a Cat Climbing Tower By Yourself

by

Amelia Katterowski

So you need to know how to build a cat climbing tower to keep kitty off the drapes? Or has kitty been eying your sweater shelf as a nice snug hideaway? Either way, its time to offer her with her own cat climbing tower to give her a place to burn up that excess energy and calories too as a high, secluded spot for those vital cat naps!

Where to Start

You’ll be able to get some excellent ideas for cat climbing towers by looking at some of the pre-made trees in pet stores and on the net. You can see all kinds from a simple post with a platform to the Taj Mahal of kitty condos. Do a reality check of the space you have accessible for the cat climbing tower and your knowledge.

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Reality Check

Do you have a complete room accessible for the masterpiece? Kitty will likely be thrilled. Or a corner by a window? Kitty will still be pleased. How tall can you make your cat climbing tower? Floor to ceiling. Purrrrr. Or less. Mrrow?

What do-it-yourself capabilities do you have? And what tools? At the very least you are going to require to have the ability to use a power saw and a drill. You will need to have some simple carpentry abilities to construct a cat climbing tree, be able to measure and cut the lumber you need for platforms and base as well as assembly.

What resources do you have available or are prepared to purchase? You may require plywood for the base and platforms, hardware, one or a lot more posts, sisal rope, carpet and carpet adhesive for a standard tower. Are these materials you have on hand or will need to buy?

Plans

It truly is much easier the very first time if you have a plan that will take you step by step through the details, especially of assembly. Somebody else has already made all the errors and learned from them, no cause for you to reinvent the wheel while you determine how to build a cat climbing tower.

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Toothpaste fills cavities without drilling

Posted on 3rd September 2015 by in Uncategorized

Thursday, February 24, 2005 

A paste containing synthetic tooth enamel can seal small cavities without drilling. Kazue Yamagishi and colleagues at the FAP Dental Institute in Tokyo say that the paste can repair small cavities in 15 minutes.

Currently, fillers don’t stick to such small cavities so dentists must drill bigger holes. Hydroxyapatite crystals, of which natural enamel is made, bond with teeth to repair tiny areas of damage.

Yamagishi and colleagues have tested their paste on a lower premolar tooth that showed early signs of decay. They found that the synthetic enamel merged with the natural enamel. The synthetic enamel also appears to make teeth stronger which will improve resistance to future decay. As with drilling, however, there is still the potential for pain: The paste is strongly acidic to encourage crystal growth and causes inflammation if it touches the gums.

The paste is reported in the journal Nature.

Anne Frank tree saved from being chopped down

Posted on 3rd September 2015 by in Uncategorized

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 

A tree known as the Anne Frank Tree, a 150 year-old chestnut tree that was made famous in the writings of Anne Frank’s diary, has been saved from being chopped down by a Dutch court.

Frank was a Jewish girl who was hiding from the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II and often referred to the tree as being “comforting” as she looked out the hidden apartment skylight.

Officials for the city of Amsterdam and the Anne Frank Museum state that the tree is infected with a fungus and poses a public health hazard as they argue that it was in imminent danger of falling over. It had been scheduled to be cut down on Tuesday, but was saved after an emergency court ruling.

Judge Jurjen Bade said the tree did not pose an “acute danger” and ruled out what he called “extreme measures,” such as cutting it down immediately because conservationists claimed that it could be saved, and the city did not consider other alternatives to cutting it down.

According to the city the tree would have been replaced with an offspring of the original tree.

“We would rather have a young living tree that will be ten meters tall in ten years,” said the director of the museum, Hans Westra.

People have even begun to sell the tree’s chestnuts on auction websites like eBay where one of the nuts reportedly reached a bid of US$10,000.

Loss of integrity in underground city tunnel causes evacuation of Downtown Montreal

Posted on 2nd September 2015 by in Uncategorized

Sunday, August 26, 2007 

A one-inch settlement of the roof of The Bay tunnel to the Montreal Metro caused authorities to evacuate 12 blocks of the Montreal downtown core.

Several people noticed water infiltration in the tunnel over the last few days. On Friday, August 24, at 1 p.m., while investigating another water infiltration incident, The Bay employees noticed that the ceiling of the tunnel portion of The Bay’s basement sales area had descended one inch over a 7 meter length. They subsequently called police. The police and firefighters evacuated the basement of the downtown Bay store. The police closed de Maisonneuve Boulevard from Aylmer Street to Union Street, over the area of the crack.

At 4 p.m., firefighters evacuated the Parkade Montreal Building and The Bay Department Store after finding pieces of concrete falling from the Parkade Montreal structure, a multi-story carpark with five levels of offices on top. They also evacuated the downtown portion of the Line 1 / Green Line of the Montreal Metro subway, from Lionel-Groulx to Berri-UQAM stations, and evacuated the McGill metro station, which is situated below The Bay tunnel. After consulting with city engineers, Centre 2001, the loading dock of the Bay and its Hertz car rental agency, Les Promenades Cathedrale underground shopping centre and office tower, and a neighbouring office tower to the Parkade were also evacuated. Police cordoned off an area from Bleury Street in the east to University Street in the west, and from Ste-Catherine Street in the south to President Kennedy Street to the north.

The closure of the Metro caused havoc to the Friday afternoon rush hour, as over 40,000 people regularly use the Green Line (Line 1) every day. Montreal Transit Corporation workers issued directions during the day, though some may not have been informed of a provisionary bus service to replace the lost subway service. Loudspeakers announced that commuters should use the unaffected Orange Line (Line 2), which has lines between 5 and 10 blocks south of Line 1 (Green Line), and also connects to Lionel-Groulx and Berri-UQAM stations.

The downtown area is intended to remain closed for at least the weekend, along with portions of the underground city, or RESO. The tunnel was built in 1966. For the last few days, city work crews have been working above the slab in question, digging a one meter trench to install a median and segregate a new bike path on de Maisonneuve Boulevard. The tunnel roof lies five meters below street level.

Residents of Montreal are frustrated with the crumbling infrastructure in and around the city, including the collapse of the de la Concorde Boulevard overpass over Autoroute 19 expressway last year, the shattering of a column holding up the Autoroute 720 Ville Marie elevated expressway last month, and other incidents.