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Submitted by: David Faulkner

If you are in the market for discount hardwood flooring, you can take more than one approach to finding it. If you are installing hardwood flooring in more than one room, or in a single exceptionally large room, you may be able to negotiate a lower price because many flooring vendors offer discount hardwood flooring if the square footage involved is large enough.

If, on the other hand, youre not going to have your flooring installed for a few months, you can ask to be placed on the mailing lists of the flooring suppliers in your area. Youll then have information all their sales or closeouts mailed directly to you.

If having hardwood flooring is whats important, and you are flexible as to the wood and finish you will get, you can simply call around to the local retailers and ask them for their rock-bottom discount hardwood flooring prices. If they have been sitting on a particular type of hardwood and need to shrink their inventory to make room for new flooring lines, you might be able to get a terrific deal.

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But dont commit yourself to anything unless you have actually seen the discount hardwood flooring for yourself. You may be flexible about appearance, but you should insist that your flooring is free of defects.

Discount Flooring On The Internet

If you have Internet access, you can do some comparison shopping to get an idea of what discount hardwood flooring should cost. And if you are an experienced DIYer, you might even choose to order your discount hardwood flooring online and eliminate the labor costs by doing your own installation. What time you lose in having a contractor find, deliver, and install the flooring you will make up for in the money you save, and in the pride you will take in doing the job yourself.

Buyer Beware

If you decide to buy your discount hardwood flooring online, be very careful to check the warranty and return policy. Also take the time to read customer reviews of the website from which you want to purchase your flooring; they will give you a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of customer service and the companys willingness to see that you are fully satisfied with your purchase.

The last thing you want is to watch the money you thought you were saving on your discount hardwood flooring be eaten up because what ended up on your floor was damaged or had a defective finish, and you have to either replace it or spend a huge money having the finish redone!

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Fans and Power Ventilators Fans


Oleg Chechel

With all fan systems, it is important to remember that only available air can be exhausted. Fans cannot operate in a vacuum. If the exhausted air cannot be replaced in the facility, fan performance will drop off and production will suffer. The production facility must have makeup air for every cubic foot that is exhausted from the facility. The makeup air can be provided through general ventilation systems or as part of a heating, ventilating and air conditioning system.

In many dryer applications, the static pressure requirement is between 0.5 and 3″ 0f water column. For these pressure requirements, a duct vaneaxial fan often is the best selection. The duct vaneaxial fan offers a broad performance range and good pressure capability at high static efficiency. It also offers the benefit of placing the bearings, shaft and drives on the negative pressure side of the propeller. This setup draws ambient air across those components during operation and discharges it into the hot moist air. This fan also can be provided with a shaft seal to further isolate the components or high temperature construction for operation up to 500 deg. F (260 deg C).

For higher pressure ranges, a backward curved centrifugal fan often is selected. This design offers pressures up to 20″ water gauge. They also offer the benefit of having the shaft and bearings outside the fan, and they can be mounted on the roof with a weather cover.

Divide density and moisture values by altitude correction factors to determine actual density and moisture.

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Selection of a a right fan one should consider such factors like cost optimization, power rating & noise levels govern the selection of a fan suitable for a given application. Various combinations are possible to meet any given duty or operating requirements for best performance, lesser noise, power and cost characteristics.

Fan performance tables are based on standard air. Selecting a fan using standard tables will provide a fan capable of moving the required flow and developing the required pressure. As the temperature increases and humidity decreases, system resistance and the pressure developed by the fan will decrease at the same rate, and a constant flow rate is maintained. Altitude reduces the air pressure and density along with the amount of moisture the air can carry. The density and moisture values in table 1 must be divided by the correction factors in table 4 to determine the actual density and mois-ture content per cubic foot.

With the exhaust requirements calculated and fan system sized to handle the required volume at the required pressure, the drying process will run smoothly. Production results are consistent and the production facility’s environment also is improved by removing contaminated air. A good understanding of exhaust requirements allows better control of the drying process.

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2007 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 18 – 20 France

2007 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 18 – 20 France

Saturday, October 6, 2007

October 6, 200721:00 (UTC+2)
New Zealand 18 – 20 France Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, WalesReferee: Wayne Barnes
Tries: L McAlister 17′ cR So’oialo 63′ mCon: D Carter (1/1)Pen: D Carter (2/2) 14′, 31′ Tries: T Dusautoir 54′ cY Jauzion 69′ cCon: L Beauxis (1/1)J-B Elissalde (1/1)Pen: L Beauxis (2/3) 40+’, 46′

France have defeated New Zealand 18-20 in the quarter-final of the 2007 Rugby World Cup at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.

New Zealand led 13-3 at half time, after Dan Carter kicked two penalties and Luke McAlister scored a try. France missed chances to score with Lionel Beauxis and Jean-Baptiste Élissalde both missing penalties and Damien Traille missing a drop goal attempt. Lionel Beauxis scored France’s first points with a penalty just before half time.

However, New Zealand centre Luke McAlister was harshly sin-binned early in the second half for illegally blocking a French player and preventing a try scoring opportunity. France took advantage of having the extra man, and levelled to 13-13 by the time the 10 minute suspension had elapsed with Lionel Beauxis adding a penalty and Thierry Dusautoir scoring a try. New Zealand then scored through Rodney So’oialo to regain the lead, but after Frédéric Michalak made a run, before passing to Yannick Jauzion who scored the try which was then converted, France led 20-18. The teams slogged it out for 15 minutes, but New Zealand could not make a breakthrough. Luke McAlister missed a last minute drop goal attempt as France held on to win.

Some New Zealand fans blamed the loss on English referee Wayne Barnes due to alleged bias towards the French team. Controversial decisions included Luke McAlister’s sin binning and an apparent forward pass that led to France’s second try, allowing them to take the lead. However, most neutrals also noted an apparent forward pass in the build up to an earlier New Zealand try and consider Barnes to have done a reasonable job in such a high profile game.

France advance to the semi-final stage of the tournament and will play England, who defeated Australia 12-10 earlier today, in a repeat of the 2003 semi-final.

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British singer George Michael, 53, dies

British singer George Michael, 53, dies

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

George Michael, a well-known British pop singer and songwriter, died on Christmas Day at the age of 53. Michael was found dead at his home in Oxfordshire, England, by boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.

I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend — the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist.

Michael’s publicist released the following statement to People and Entertainment Weekly: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time.” He also reported that Michael had died of heart failure and “passed away peacefully”.

Sir Elton John said via Instagram, “I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend — the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.”

George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in London. Over his multi-decade career, he sold more than 100 million records. Along with co-singer Andrew Ridgeley he became famous as part of the duo band Wham!. Together, Michael and Ridgeley produced several hit songs, such as Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Freedom, and Last Christmas. In 1985, Wham! was the first Western band to play in China since the beginning of the country’s opening up strategy. Wham! dissolved in 1986. In 1984, Michael recorded the successful single Careless Whisper. Michael was credited as the solo artist in the United Kingdom and as “Wham! featuring George Michael” in the United States. Michael released a hit solo album Faith in 1987, containing hits like I Want Your Sex.

Michael’s life was troubled by both substance abuse and issues with his sexuality. He initially hid his identity as a gay man from his fans, coming out only after a very public arrest for public lewdness in 1998. He would later be arrested for possession of drugs and driving under the influence of drugs. He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison in 2010 for crashing a Range Rover into a storefront while under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis.

Michael had a history of transforming his negative experiences into art. He wrote White Light about a serious case of pneumonia that led to his hospitalization in 2011, and the music video for Outside, which followed on the heels of his arrest and coming out, showed scenes of a men’s bathroom, a dance club, and men kissing while in police uniforms. He would perform White Light live at the 2012 London Olympics.

How To Choose The Right Function Hall Depending On Your Event}

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Every day brings with it happiness and joy. And this joy gives us reason to celebrate. Celebrations happen all the time, big and small. Celebrations can be because of small reasons, like doing well on a test or a big reason, like getting married. Whatever be the reason, celebrations are caused because of and cause happiness. One of the most important aspects of any celebration is of course its location. Though you can celebrate just about anywhere, many people do it in a function hall. A function hall is a convenient and great place to have big events. From birthdays to weddings, a function hall has the capacity to handle the number of guests and the related festivities of any event.

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Function halls differ depending on the event. One of the biggest industries in the world in which millions participate every year is the wedding industry. From deciding on a wedding banquet hall to choosing a wedding caterer, there are so many aspects to throwing the best wedding. Many people hire professional services which help plan and manage the entire event. There are many things to consider while choosing a wedding banquet hall. One of them is the space. It is very important that the venue you choose has enough space to fit all your guests. Always keep in mind that there is a possibility that more guests will come or some might not show up. So hire a venue that is flexible and can accommodate your needs in both the scenarios. The second thing is location. Make sure that your wedding banquet hall is easily accessible to your guests. If youre looking for something bigger, like an open space, it might be further away from the city. For example, if youre searching for banquet halls Mumbai, it might be a good idea to look for something in the city, so it is easier for people to find it. Whatever place you choose, make sure that you give clear directions so people are able to find it. The third to remember is the price. Make sure that your wedding banquet hall does not take a toll on your budget. Always find a place that fits your budget because a wedding has a lot more expenses apart from just your venue. Most banquet halls Mumbai which are in the city and are well-known will have higher costs especially during the wedding season. So make sure you do your research and look for places that are maybe not that popular but still have respect in the industry. Fourth, remember to choose a place that will be able to help you. If something goes wrong or you need any assistance, choose a place that has good and helpful service. Lastly, choose a place that fits your weddings vibe. Every couple is different and because of that every wedding is different. So choose a place that fits your personality.

So the next time youre looking for banquet halls Mumbai or in London, use these points to help you in the deciding process and youre sure to choose the perfect venue for your wedding!

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US Naval officer temporarily relieved for “possible supremacist activities”

US Naval officer temporarily relieved for “possible supremacist activities”

Saturday, March 31, 2007

On March 7, 2007, the US Navy has relieved Lieutenant Commander John F. Sharpe of his duties pending an investigation into allegations that he was involved in supremacist activities.

Sharpe served as public affairs officer for the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which is currently undergoing repairs in Newport News, Virginia.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says Sharpe runs the Legion of St. Louis and IHS Press, organizations that allegedly espouse anti-Semitic views.

British singer Susan Boyle admitted to hospital

British singer Susan Boyle admitted to hospital

Monday, June 1, 2009

British singer Susan Boyle has agreed to be admitted to a local clinic for exhaustion, according to media reports. Boyle is said to have been taken by ambulance to the Priory clinic after she began to act strange in her hotel room, reportedly suffering an “emotional breakdown.”

Staff for Britain’s Got Talent allegedly called police after they noticed her acting strange while backstage after the finale of the popular talent contest. Boyle went to her hotel room and on the arrival of police she was ordered to be taken to a clinic under the Mental Health Act.

“Police were called to doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act. The woman was taken voluntarily by ambulance to a clinic. At the request of doctors, police accompanied the ambulance,” said Scotland Yard as quoted by The Sun.

Boyle, 47, from Blackburn, West Lothian, in Scotland, came in second place on Britain’s Got Talent. Boyle was beaten by the dance group Diversity on Saturday who got 24% of the public vote, with Boyle receiving 20%. She took the world by storm after her debut appearance on April 11 singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from the award-winning musical Les Misérables. Just a day after appearing on the show, Boyle became a YouTube sensation with her performance receiving nearly 9 million views. To date, the YouTube clip has been viewed by nearly 65 million people worldwide.

Britain’s Got Talent issued a statement supporting Boyle saying, “Following Saturday’s show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained. We offer her our ongoing support and wish her a speedy recovery.”

Simon Cowell, the show’s owner and panel judge of the contestants, also issued a statement saying, “We’re going to look after her. We’ve never had a runner-up like Susan before. She won over a lot of fans – not just with her voice, but with her graciousness.”

It is not known how long Boyle will be staying at the clinic, but according to reports, she agreed to take time off from singing on advice of her doctor not long before being admitted.

Malaysian fans riot at delayed opening of Indian film

Malaysian fans riot at delayed opening of Indian film

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Angry fans of popular Indian film actor Rajinikanth rioted in 10 cinemas in Malaysia after the release of the actor’s latest movie was delayed by technical problems.

The release of Sivaji: The Boss was supposed to occur simultaneously across southern India and Tamil-speaking parts of Malaysia on Thursday. But not enough prints of the film were available, so cinemas in Malaysia had to resort to trying to screen digital versions of the movie on equipment they were unfamiliar with, which led to the delays and glitches. Fans found the situation unacceptable.

According to a report in today’s New Straits Times, the worst-hit in the mayhem was the Sri Intan Theatre in Klang, in Selangor state. Patrons had started lining up at 4 p.m. local time (0800 GMT), and waited five hours for the show to start.

Due to technical problems, it started late at 10:30 p.m., with tickets for both the 9 p.m. and midnight shows fully booked. Then, halfway through the film, at around 11:30 p.m., the screening was halted due to “technical problems”, according to the cinema manager, and could not be fixed.

The management announced that the show had to be cancelled and offered to refund the ticket money, but then the crowd became unhinged. Glass displays, lights and speakers were smashed. The screen and curtains were torn. Chairs were ripped apart, and wood panelling damaged. According to another local daily, The Star, angry fans even briefly set fire to the building, but it was quickly extinguished by cinema staff.

The Sri Intan has suspended screenings while repairs are made. Damage is been estimated at 70,000 Malaysian ringgit (about US$20,000).

In Ipoh, about 125 miles (200 kilometres) north of Kuala Lumpur, police were summoned to control unruly crowds at the Sri Kinta cinema. A cinema manager was beaten by irate fans, and he was taken to the hospital with head injuries that required stitches.

Police were also called in at a cinema Penang, where patrons banged on ticket counters, demanding refunds and that the movie be shown. The first showing finally got under way after a three-hour delay.

Fistfights broke out at a cinema in Rawang, where fans threw bottles and smashed glass cases.

In Kuala Lumpur, the venerable Coliseum Theatre also had an unruly crowd.

“People grew impatient and started pushing, resulting in a broken glass panel at the counter. We only got the movie at 4:30 p.m. and started selling the tickets at 4:45 p.m.,” theater owner Chua Seong Siew was quoted as saying in the New Straits Times.

The movie distributor said the delay was due to not enough prints of the film being sent from AVM, the Chennai-based production company.

“Rain and delay in getting the digital password from India for security reasons to beat piracy were the primary reasons for the delay and cancellations. Because of the rain, our delivery was affected and as a result, there was a delay in the screening of the movie,” S. Vel Paari, head of distributor Pyramid Saimira Theatre Chain, was quoted as saying by The Star.

Paari said he had ordered 53 copies of the film, but only got 42.

“The remaining 11 prints had to be downloaded through the Internet,” he explained to The Star.

The film, Sivaji: The Boss, is a 185-minute cavalcade of action, romance and song-and-dance numbers, starring Rajinikanth, one of the most popular stars of Tamil cinema, which is also known as “Kollywood“, the second-largest of the Indian film industry after the Hindi-languageBollywood“. Budgeted at US$15 million, which is huge by Indian-industry standards, the film is said to be the most expensive yet made in India.

The film’s flamboyant 57-year-old star, Rajnikanth, has a cult-like following in Tamil-speaking southern India, and tickets to the film have been sold out for weeks.

In Malaysia, about 10 percent of the population of 26 million are ethnic Indians, most of them Tamil.

Cleaning Uses Of Common Household Products For Your Kitchen}

Submitted by: Andrea J Johnson

Have you ever wanted to cut down on expensive cleaning supplies and substitute them for their eco-friendly alternatives? If that is so, then check out the most effective cleaning solutions available in every household. You will be surprised at their applications and the excellent results they ensure.

Restore the shine of your silverware – there is no need to soak silverware in specialised detergents and spend ages polishing and removing tarnish. All you need to do is scrub the silverware with the inside of a banana peel. It also does wonders with leather shoes and furniture. If you are afraid not to damage your expensive leather sofa, rub a small area first, wipe with a soft cloth and you will be able to tell the difference before and after the treatment.

Sink fixtures cleaning – lime buildup is the worst nightmare of everyone who does not have the patience to spend hours scrubbing the sink fixtures with a tiny brush. There is an easy to apply solution, however. Prepare a mixture of 2 tbsp of salt and 1 teaspoon of vinegar. Apply to the affected areas, allow a couple of minutes for the solution to take effect, scrub with a soft brush or cloth and rinse.

Drain cleaner – drain cleaning is one of the most commonly neglected house cleaning chores. You pay attention to the drain when you smell a distinctive odour or have to deal with a clog. To avoid such an unpleasant experience, you can take preventive measures. The best way to sanitise the drain for a few pennies is by sprinkling some baking soda in the drain and pouring 1 cup of vinegar. Let it sit for 15 minutes and flush with boiling water.

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Mirror cleaner – believe it or not, you can keep the mirrors fog-free all the time by applying some shaving cream. Just give it a try before you take a shower.

Lemon juice for a greasy oven – lemon juice has fantastic cleaning and grease lifting properties. Cut a lemon in half and scrub the stainless steel surfaces. They will become shinier than ever. It is also suitable for removing grease from your oven. For better results, make a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice. If the condition of your appliance is too bad, add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Mix well and apply on the surface. If you have neglected the maintenance of your oven lately, it is a good idea to arrange professional oven cleaners to bring it back to a presentable condition and use the mixture for future maintenance.

To sum up, make sure you never run out of baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice. These three are your irreplaceable assistants for emergency situations. All tricks mentioned above are effective and worth trying. You will not only save a lot of money on commercial detergents in the long term, but also spare yourself of the dangerous toxic particles they contain.

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