Mayor wants better system than hand-operated tornado siren

With a tornado bearing down on the small Missouri town of Sparta, the lone warning siren stayed silent because a downed tree kept the mayor from getting downtown to flip the switch that activates it. Most tornado sirens are activated remotely by computer, but not Sparta’s. The old siren is hand-operated from a tiny building that once housed City Hall. Only the mayor is authorized to set it off. So when Mayor Jenni Davis got a cellphone alert just after 1 a.m. Monday that a twister was heading straight for Sparta, she was about to jump in her car. It was no use. A large tree blocked the street near her home. The category 1 tornado damaged several local homes and downed trees and power lines. Davis saw the twister’s power first-hand when her husband had to strain to pull her sister inside, out of the raging wind. Davis, 34, was elected mayor in April and is a lifelong resident of Sparta, a town of 1,900 residents about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Branson. She recalled that when she was a girl, a firetruck would drive around town sounding its siren when a tornado threatened. The hand-operated warning siren, which sits atop a telephone pole in the center of to...

Industrial femtosecond lasers and material processing

Over the last five years, material processing with femtosecond pulses in the range of 300 to 900 fs has gained in popularity. Over the last five years, material processing with femtosecond pulses in the range of 300 to 900 fs has gained in popularity due to the small heat-affected zone (HAZ) and increased energy penetration depth resulting from the high laser pulse intensity. Industrial ultrashort-pulse (USP) diode-pumped solid-state and fiber lasers are now being used to cut foils for flat panel displays, to cut stents, and to drill fuel injector nozzles, as well as for wafer scribing and surface microstructuring. The first industrial use of femtosecond laser pulses for microprocessing dates back to the late 1990s, where titanium sapphire (Ti:sapphire) amplifiers were used to repair lithography masks in integrated circuit fabrication. At that time, the only choice in commercial laser sources were Q-switched, neodymium (Nd)-doped solid-state lasers delivering pulse duration of tens of nanoseconds, and ultrafast Ti:sapphire amplifiers that exhibited pulse durations of 100 fs and provided output power at the 1 W level at 1 kHz (FIGURE 1). The small feature size of the chromium lay...

Underground obstacles lead to extra $10,500 added to Massena pipe replacement cost

MASSENA — The village has to spend an extra $10,500 on a project to replace waterlines because of problems underground. Department of Public Works Superintendent Hassan Fayad said the project involved a contractor using a device that is inserted into the “old and fatigued” pipes, bursts them, and drags the new pipe into place behind it. The railroad tracks was one of three areas where they had to do the pipe replacement, and the other two went off with no problems, he said. ©North Country This Week P.O. Box 975, 4 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, NY 13676 315-265-1000 [email protected] Steel Pipe, Steel Pipe Trader, Seamless Steel Pipe, Pipe Fittings, Weled Steel Pipe – Rise,http://www.risepipe.com/

UV Polarizers Market Segments, Opportunity, Growth and Forecast by End-use Industry 2019-2024

The Global report on UV Polarizers Market provides an analysis on market-size, shares supply-demand analysis, sales value and volume study of different industries combined with division study, with respect to important topographical regions. This report also consists of the current evolution in the global industry and crucial elements that affects the overall growth of the UV Polarizers market. The UV Polarizers market has also been categorized depending upon various sections. The important sections are also further divided into UV Polarizers sub-sections which provided the better understanding of the whole international market and assist to make a conclusive discernment on UV Polarizers business. Company provides detailed analysis of market and future aspects of UV Polarizers Market. It emphasizes on critical and significant data which makes the research a very important tool for experts, analysts and managers to get ready-to-access analysis. Report provides inclusive analysis of UV Polarizers market size development forecast from 2019-2024. The report Global UV Polarizers Market intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment ...

Global Convertible Roof System Market Insights Report 2019-2024: Webasto, Magna International, Valmet Automotive, Asiin Seiki

The market report, titled “Convertible Roof System Market” is a broad research dependent on Convertible Roof System market, which examines the escalated structure of the present market all around the world. Planned by the sufficient orderly system, for example, SWOT investigation, the Convertible Roof System market report demonstrates an aggregate appraisal of overall Convertible Roof System market alongside the noteworthy players Webasto, Magna International, Valmet Automotive, Asiin Seiki, Continental, Pininfarina, Standex International, Hoerbiger, Haartz, Gahh Automotive of the market. Apply here for the free sample copy of the report @: www.reportsbuzz.com/request-for-sample.html?repid=51211 The conjecture for CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) is expressed by the Convertible Roof System Market report in the terms of proportion for the particular time length. This will likewise assist the client with understanding and settle on an exact decision based on an expected diagram. Furthermore, The report presents a detailed segmentation By Rooftop Type, Hardtop, Soft Top, By Material Type, PVC, Carbon Fiber, Aluminum, Others, Market Trend by Application Sedan/Hatchback...

11 Summer Bag Trends for 2019 — Shop These Cute Summer Bag Trends

Can’t wait for summer? Yeah, me neither. If you’re ready for the beach no matter what time of year, then you’ll want to know about these fashion-forward handbags and shop them right now. From neon to wicker to actual fishnet purses, here are the 11 trends to sport during the season. The lightweight material and its natural tan hue make the perfect addition to your summer accessory collection. The fun circle shape also sets it apart from the boxier bags you own. The gold accents and tassels dress this one up a bit so you can take it from the beach to the bar.  Perfect for summer stadium concerts—and also just when you want to see all your sh*t—these transparent ones are cool but super practical. Sling this versatile design across you body body or wear it at your waist; plus, the polka dots add a playful touch.  This small cutie fits only the essentials, and the pink hue mixed with the sporty vibe keeps it fresh.  This one MULTITASKS. Use it with the strap for all your hands-free summer concert needs, and, if you’re going through TSA, remove the strap and to hold all your toiletries.  Wooden beads are not only for jewelry anymore. These natural beauties ar...

Prestressed Concrete Strand (PC Strand) Market Report: Global, Regional and Country Wise Data Break up and Analysis in a Latest Research

Market share of global Prestressed Concrete Strand (PC Strand) industry is dominate by companies like Insteel, Sumiden, Strand-tech Martin, Tata Iron and Steel, Siam Industrial Wire, Southern PC, Tycsa PSC, Kiswire, Usha Martin, Fapricela, Gulf Steel Strands, ASLAK, AL-FAISAL STEEL, Xinhua Metal, Tianjin Metallurgical, Hengli, Hengxing, Fasten, Huaxin, Hunan Xianghui, Silvery Dragon, Shengte, Longtai Rare Earth & New Materials, Fuxing Keji and others which are profiled in this report as well in terms of Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018). Access Report Details at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/global-prestressed-concrete-strand-pc-strand-market-by-manufacturers-regions-type-and-application-forecast With the help of 15 chapters spread over 100 pages this report describe Prestressed Concrete Strand (PC Strand) Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, and market driving force. Later it provide top manufacturers sales, revenue, and price of Prestressed Concrete Strand (PC Strand), in 2017 and 2018 followed by regional and country wise analysis of sales, revenue and market share. Added to above, the ...

Unveiled at the end of August, Canon’s long-awaited 80D replacement—the 90D—features a much higher-resolution 32.5-megapixel APS-C

Unveiled at the end of August, Canon’s long-awaited 80D replacement—the 90D—features a much higher-resolution 32.5-megapixel APS-C sensor, 10fps continuous shooting, and the ability to shoot 4K/30p video using the full width of the sensor. Along with the internal upgrades, there are some not insignificant external changes, so 80D underwater housings will also need a refresh. As usual, Ikelite is one of the first to market with their “200DL” series housing. Featuring the company’s signature ABS-PC blend body and see-through back, the housing boasts a large soft-touch zoom knob, ergonomically curved levers for shutter and AF, and hard-anodized aluminum push buttons. Electrical strobe triggering in manual mode is possible out of the box, while TTL exposure, with current Ikelite DS-series strobes, requires the addition of the CT3K TTL converter, which will be released soon. A vacuum valve is installed as standard and there’s an M16 port for attaching an accessory like an external monitor/recorder. When purchasing underwater photography equipment like the product mentioned in this article, please support DPG by supporting our retail partner—Backscatter.com. A full featured and durabl...

My mother-in-law wouldn’t tell us what our wedding gift would be — only that we’d have

My mother-in-law wouldn’t tell us what our wedding gift would be — only that we’d have to travel to a forest, on an island, in Sweden, to receive it. When my wife and I were married, my mother-in-law told us she had a special gift for us. I wasn’t sure what to expect. She didn’t tell us what the gift was, but she did tell us where it was. In Sweden, on an island, in the forest. As with all magical places, getting to the island in Sweden requires some effort (particularly as my wife, son and I live in Los Angeles). After the plane, the train and a car ride to the countryside, a boat ferries us across the lake from the mainland. There are only a handful of cottages — with no electricity or running water — on the island. It hasn’t been developed (and, I hope, never will be). The forest service long ago gave over the island’s forest management to nature, so the place is thick with trees: gangly evergreens and white birch, as well as wildflowers, blueberry plants and many others. The island is only about 50 acres, but it’s quite easy to get lost. Distances walking in the forest are hard to determine. You spend so much time walking over, under and around branches, brush and fallen tr...

MCKESSON TECHNOLOGIES INC.              Mar-05-2014      McKesson Anesthesia Care System – McKesson Anesthesia CareProduct Usage:  The McKesson Anesthesia

MCKESSON TECHNOLOGIES INC.              Mar-05-2014      McKesson Anesthesia Care System – McKesson Anesthesia CareProduct Usage:  The McKesson Anesthesia Care system is a computer based system which collects; processes;and records data both through manual entry and from monitors which themselves are attached to patients; such as in the operating room environment. The system provides clinical decision support by communicating potential Adverse Drug Event alerts proactively during the pre-anesthesia evaluation and at the point-of-care. The system is generally indicated in the anesthetizing environment when the anesthesia provider decides to perform a patient assessment; to generate a paper and/or electronic record of the administration of anesthesia to a patient; and to document care. There was an occurrence where the patient case data did not match the patient data when the case was recalled in the Anesthesia Care Record (ACR) in that it included data from another case. Phillips Respironics; Inc.                Mar-06-2014      Philips Respironics Trilogy 100; Trilogy 200; Trilogy 202 – Trilogy VentilatorsThe Respironics Trilogy 100 system provides continuous or intermittent ven...

Lilium releases new flight footage and details factory plans for 2025 launch

Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing an on-demand “air taxi” service, has released its latest flight video — this time demonstrating a successful transition from vertical flight (liftoff) to horizontal flight. The company is also announcing the completion of its first manufacturing facility and plans for a much larger second factory in preparation for a 2025 commercial launch. In the flight footage (embedded below), the five-seater all-electric Lilium Jet can be seen taking off and then transitioning to horizontal flight, where it functions along broadly similar lines to conventional airplane. Describing this type of transition as one of “aerospace’s greatest challenges,” Lilium claims it gives the Lilium Jet a range advantage over some other competitors, with its two sets of wings contributing to much higher levels of efficiency than in aircraft lifted solely by rotors. “Powered by 36 all-electric jet engines, the aircraft has zero operating emissions and requires less than 10% of its maximum 2000 horsepower during horizontal cruise flight thanks to the lift generated by having two sets of wings,” explains Lilium. The company — which we reported is currently raising a l...