Five Key Benefits Of In Floor Heating Cincinnati


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In Floor Heating, also known as underfloor heating, is a heating system that combines conduction, convection and radiation to enhance and control indoor thermal comfort. Apart from the general heating aspect of In Floor Heating, the system offers other important benefits to its users. Here are five key benefits of In Floor Heating in Cincinnati area.

1. Comfort – Floor-based heating systems offer greater comfort levels than other types of heating because of the way they deliver their heat. Unlike forced air heating systems, floor based heating gently warms the surfaces of everything and everyone in the room. These systems also tend to be less drying than air heating systems, which adds to their derived comfort levels.

2. Undetectable – The fact that floor-heating systems are completely undetectable to the naked eye is a huge benefit to its users. Typical units that emit heat are usually not aesthetically appealing and often limit furniture arrangement options. Eliminate aesthetic issues completely by installing the heating element under any type of flooring.

3. Quiet – Typical heating systems, such as those that use forced air, tend to be extremely noisy during operation. Floor heating systems are exceptionally quiet and are often even completely silent during operation, depending on its design. In homes or other spaces where maintaining a quiet space is important, this type of heating system proves invaluable.

4. Durable – Heating systems combined with concrete slab flooring are some of the most durable surfaces imaginable. Along with providing consistent and comfortable heat, this type of flooring easily withstands every day wear and tear in busy and high traffic work areas. This type of heating system is ideal for spaces such as garages, recreation rooms, basements and industrial buildings.

5. Clean – An important benefit of floor-based heating systems is how clean they remain during operation. Heating systems that depend on airflow tend to deliver and circulate dust, germs and odors during operation. Underfloor heating eliminates this issue, which helps to keep your space clean and free of harmful allergens.

These are five of the major benefits of utilizing In Floor Heating Cincinnati. Along with providing a more natural feeling heat, underfloor heating systems also reduce energy costs because it is easier to maintain room comfort at a lower temperature. When you are ready to enjoy the many benefits of in floor heating, employ highly qualified specialists who offer guaranteed satisfaction with your heating system for years to come.

2007 Baseball World Cup: Highlights from Day 4 to Day 6


Monday, November 12, 2007

Australia and Cuba have qualified for the Quarter Final of the 2007 Baseball World Cup. There was only one game taking place today between Chinese Taipei and Italy in Tianmu Baseball Stadium. After six days of play, the competition will most certainly heat up in next 48 hours with every team fiercely vying to qualify for the Quarter Final which takes place Friday, November 15.

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  • 1 Day 4: Australia set records in single game
    • 1.1 Other Results at Day 4
      • 1.1.1 Group A
      • 1.1.2 Group B
  • 2 Day 5: Australia and Cuba qualify for Quarter Final
    • 2.1 Cuba vs Venezuela
    • 2.2 Australia wins thriller against S Korea
    • 2.3 Other Results on Day 5
      • 2.3.1 Group A
      • 2.3.2 Group B
  • 3 Day 6: Host edges Italy in controversy
  • 4 Tomorrow’s fixtures
    • 4.1 Group A
    • 4.2 Group B
  • 5 Sources

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USPTO partially confirms validity of Amazon “1-click patent”


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an office action, which confirmed the patentability of claims 6 to 10 of the Amazon 1-Click patent, US 5,960,411. The patent examiner, however, rejected claims 1 to 5 and 11 to 15. Amazon now has up to six months to amend the rejected claims to overcome the examiner’s rejection, provide arguments to demonstrate that the examiner is in error and/or provide evidence to demonstrate the patentability of their claims. During this period, the entire patent is still considered valid under US patent law.

The USPTO is reconsidering the patentability of the claims due to a request for reexamination filed by New Zealander Peter Calveley. Mr. Calveley used internet archives to show that defunct company Digi Cash used a similar technique prior to Amazon. Despite costing a substantial sum of cash and requiring donations to prepare and file the request for reexamination, Calveley said he did it as a game and hopes that his success inspires others to play the same game.

“One Click” shopping is an ecommerce technique, which allows a customer to purchase products via the Internet without repeatedly entering personal information such as name and address. At the time it was introduced it eased the frustration of on-line shopping.

Amazon filed the patent application for 1-click shopping in early 1997 and was granted the patent in September 1999. 23 days later Amazon sued rival Barnes & Noble for alleged infringement by its “Express Lane” ordering which was introduced in 1998. In December 1999 Amazon won an interim injunction against Barnes & Noble but the USA Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit lifted this injunction in February 2001. The parties then settled their dispute for undisclosed terms. Amazon has since successfully licensed the technique to other e-sellers such as Apple.

Signs Your Car Needs Clutch Replacement In Salt Lake City


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New car technology has reached the point that a manual transmission’s clutch will likely wear out well before the end of a car’s lifespan, which can now last several hundred thousand miles. The question then becomes not if your clutch is going to wear out, but when is it going to wear out?Familiarizing yourself with the telltale signs that a clutch is starting to wear out will allow you to take your car in for a Clutch Replacement in Salt Lake City before too much damage is done to the transmission.

The most important factor in determining how long your clutch will last is your driving style. If you live in an area where have to do a lot of shifting, are an aggressive driver, or in any other way hard on the clutch, it miles or so. There are three easy to remember signs that you may need clutch repair: slipping, sticking and burning.

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Slipping

If the transmission is slipping in and out of gear its probable cause is a worn clutch plate that needs replacement. A worn clutch plate may also be the culprit if the car is jerking or lurching after shifts. Another cause of a slipping clutch would be an oil leak. An excess amount of oil from the leak causes gear slippage.

Sticking

If you notice that your clutch is sticking to the floor or is not releasing fully, then you almost certainly have a problem with the hydraulics of the transmission. At best, the hydraulic fluid needs changed. At worst, the master cylinder needs replaced.

Burning

A burning smell, sometimes accompanied with smoke, can indicate a transmission that is overheating. The causes may be that there isn’t enough transmission fluid in the reservoir or that the fluid is dirty and needs changed. Another cause may be a mechanical failure between the clutch’s flywheel and disk.

If you are noticing any of these issues with your clutch, then you may need Clutch Replacement in Salt Lake City. You should visit a transmission repair specialist like Tanner Transmissions Inc, where high-tech diagnostic equipment will be used to identify the exact problem and solve it quickly and affordably.

Wikinews Shorts: June 4, 2007


A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, June 4, 2007.

MediaCorp Radio in Singapore has been fined 15,000 Singaporean dollars (US$9,800) over an on-air stunt in March in which female guests on a radio show were asked to remove their brassieres, and pose for video that was to be posted on the station’s website and on YouTube.

The Media Development Authority said the radio show’s hosts made improper and sexually suggestive remarks about “how fast the bras were removed, as well as the color, design and cup size of the bras, and the size of the girls’ breasts.”

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Researchers at University of Malaya say they have developed an erectile dysfunction cure from walnut extract.

“It takes about an hour for the effects to set in and it will last for about four hours,” said Professor Dr. Kim Kah Hwi of the Faculty of Medicine Physiology.

So far, 40 volunteers have tried the Viagra alternative, called “N-Hanz”, with positive results, Kim said. To make one pill, it takes about 3.3 kilograms (about 7 pounds) of walnuts.

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An 8-year-old Indonesian boy died after being attacked on Saturday by a Komodo Dragon at Komodo National Park on Komodo.

The boy was attacked while making a toilet stop in a bush, a park official said. “The dragon bit his waist, tossed him and dragged him. His right leg was badly scratched,” park spokesman Heru Rudiharto said. The boy then bled to death.

Attacks by Dragons on humans are rare, though the reptiles, which can grow to a length of 3 meters (9 feet), regularly kill such prey as pigs and small deer. Komodo Dragons are an endangered and protected species, and about 2,000 of them live in the wild, mainly on Komodo and nearby Rinca island.

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Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds


Friday, May 16, 2008

Controversy has arisen over the reported presence of blue asbestos on the MV Freewinds, a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology. According to the Saint Martin newspaper The Daily Herald and the shipping news journal Lloyd’s List, the Freewinds was sealed in April and local public health officials on the Caribbean island of Curaçao where the ship is docked began an investigation into the presence of asbestos dust on the ship. Former Scientologist Lawrence Woodcraft supervised work on the ship in 1987, and attested to the presence of blue asbestos on the Freewinds in an affidavit posted to the Internet in 2001. Woodcraft, a licensed architect by profession, gave a statement to Wikinews and commented on the recent events.

According to The Daily Herald, the Freewinds was in the process of being renovated by the Curaçao Drydock Company. The article states that samples taken from paneling in the ship were sent to the Netherlands, where an analysis revealed that they “contained significant levels of blue asbestos”. An employee of the Curaçao Drydock Company told Radar Online in an April 30 article that the Freewinds has been docked and sealed, and confirmed that an article about asbestos ran in the local paper.

Lloyd’s List reported that work on the interior of the Freewinds was suspended on April 27 after health inspectors found traces of blue asbestos on the ship. According to Lloyd’s List, Frank Esser, Curaçao Drydock Company’s interim director, joined Curaçao’s head of the department of labor affairs Christiene van der Biezen along with the head of the local health department Tico Ras and two inspectors in an April 25 inspection of the ship. “We are sending someone so that they can tell us what happened, where it came from, since when it has been there,” said Panama Maritime Authority’s director of merchant marine Alfonso Castillero in a statement to Lloyd’s List.

The Church of Scientology purchased the ship, then known as the Bohème, in 1987, through an organization called Flag Ship Trust. After being renovated and refitted, it was put into service in June 1988. The ship is used by the Church of Scientology for advanced Scientology training in “Operating Thetan” levels, as well as for spiritual retreats for its members. Curaçao has been the ship’s homeport since it was purchased by the Church of Scientology.

According to his 2001 statement, Lawrence Woodcraft had been an architect in London, England since 1975, and joined Scientology’s elite “Sea Organization” (Sea Org) in 1986. He wrote that he was asked by the Sea Org to work on the Freewinds in 1987, and during his work on the ship “noticed a powdery blue fibrous substance approximately 1 ½” thick between the paint and the steel wall,” which he believed to be asbestos. He also discovered what he thought was blue asbestos in other parts of the ship, and reported his findings to Church of Scientology executives. Woodcraft discussed his experiences in a 2001 interview published online by the Lisa McPherson Trust, a now-defunct organization which was critical of the Church of Scientology.

The Freewinds regularly inspects the air quality on board and always meets or exceeds US standards.

Church of Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw responded to Radar Online about the asbestos reports, in an email published in an article in Radar on May 1. “The Freewinds regularly inspects the air quality on board and always meets or exceeds US standards,” said Pouw. She stated that two inspections performed in April “confirmed that the air quality is safe,” and asserted that the inspections revealed the Freewinds satisfies standards set by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Clean Air Act.

Pouw told Radar that “The Freewinds will be completing its refit on schedule.” The Church of Scientology-affiliated organization Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) had been planning a cruise aboard the Freewinds scheduled for May 8, but according to Radar an individual who called the booking number for the cruise received a message that the cruise had been delayed due to ongoing work on the ship. Citing an article in the Netherlands Antilles newspaper Amigoe, Radar reported on May 6 that a team from the United States and supervised by an independent bureau from the Netherlands traveled to Curaçao in order to remove asbestos from the Freewinds.

…if the Church of Scientology claims to have removed the blue asbestos, I just don’t see how, it’s everywhere. You would first have to remove all the pipes, plumbing, a/c ducts, electrical wiring etc. etc. just a maze of stuff.

“I stand by everything I wrote in my 2001 affidavit,” said Lawrence Woodcraft in an exclusive statement given to Wikinews. Woodcraft went on to state: “I would also comment that if the Church of Scientology claims to have removed the blue asbestos, I just don’t see how, it’s everywhere. You would first have to remove all the pipes, plumbing, a/c ducts, electrical wiring etc. etc. just a maze of stuff. Also panelling as well, basically strip the ship back to a steel hull. Also blue asbestos is sprayed onto the outer walls and then covered in paint. It’s in every nook and cranny.”

Many Scientologist celebrities have spent time aboard the Freewinds, including Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Chick Corea, Lisa Marie Presley, Catherine Bell, Kate Ceberano, and Juliette Lewis. Now magazine reported that Tom Cruise has been urged to seek medical attention regarding potential asbestos exposure, however a representative for Cruise stated he has “absolutely no knowledge” of the recent asbestos controversy. Cruise, Holmes, Travolta and Preston have celebrated birthdays and other events on the Freewinds.

There is not now and never has been a situation of asbestos exposure on the Freewinds.

In a May 15 statement to the United Kingdom daily newspaper Metro, a representative for the Church of Scientology said that “There is not now and never has been a situation of asbestos exposure on the Freewinds.” The Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center notes that agencies have recommended anyone who has spent time on the Freewinds consult with their physician to determine if possible asbestos exposure may have affected their health.

Raw blue asbestos is the most hazardous form of asbestos, and has been banned in the United Kingdom since 1970. Blue asbestos fibers are very narrow and thus easily inhaled, and are a major cause of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which can develop in the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, the lining of the abdominal cavity, or the pericardium sac surrounding the heart. The cancer is incurable, and can manifest over 40 years after the initial exposure to asbestos.

“This is the most dangerous type of asbestos because the fibres are smaller than the white asbestos and can penetrate the lung more easily,” said toxicologist Dr. Chris Coggins in a statement published in OK! Magazine. Dr. Coggins went on to note that “Once diagnosed with mesothelioma, the victim has six months to a year to live. It gradually reduces lung function until the victim is no longer able to breathe and dies.”

Cilla Black funeral held in Liverpool


Friday, August 21, 2015

Stars from the world of showbusiness joined fans and mourners yesterday at the funeral of the popular entertainer Cilla Black. Her coffin was transported in a cortege in Liverpool where she grew up, with hundreds of people paying their respects. Some were holding memorabilia related to Black’s 50-year long career in entertainment, which included singing and presenting television programmes such as Blind Date.

Tom Williams, auxiliary bishop of Liverpool, conducted the Roman Catholic mass in St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Liverpool’s Woolton area. This is the same church that Black got married in 1969 to Bobby Willis, who died in 1999 after 30 years of marriage. Eulogies were delivered by Cliff Richard and Paul O’Grady together with poems read by two of Black’s sons. Further tributes were paid by Tom Jones, who flew in specially for the funeral.

After the service, Black was to be interred in a private ceremony, next to the graves of her parents at the Allerton cemetery. She died early this month, aged 72, after she fell at her home in Spain and suffered a stroke.