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2014-10-21 23:14:25

Cobra Torches Inc. has renamed itself Detroit Torch and Mfg. Co. as part of plans to expand into the medium-duty and heavy-duty industrial-grade torch markets Orion, Michigan (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Cobra Torches Inc., the manufacturer of the popular DHC2000 light-duty oxy-acetylene cutting and welding torch, has renamed itself Detroit Torch and Mfg. Co. as part of plans to expand into the medium-duty and heavy-duty industrial-grade torch markets. Detroit Torch and Mfg. Co. has unveiled...

2014-10-20 20:27:46

Various building codes require standpipes for fire safety; the supremely experienced team at FPG, Inc. can ensure they are properly installed and maintained LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Building Code, International Fire Code, and NFPA 101-Life Safety Code, require standpipe systems based on the use of the building or the height above or below fire department access. Yet, many building managers and property owners are only vaguely aware of what standpipes are...

2014-10-14 08:23:14

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Parks Canada reported on its seasonal assessment of fire management in national parks. Parks Canada's Fire Management Specialists conducted 12 prescribed fires as part of an on-going program to restore healthy forests, grasslands and wildlife habitat, and to help reduce the risk of wildfire in present-day overly old, dense vegetation. Parks Canada's fire teams also quickly suppressed 84 fires in 16 national parks that had the potential to threaten people...

2014-10-10 16:24:37

WHEELING, Ill., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of this week's news of the death of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan and his subsequent cremation, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is working with elected officials and ensuring crematory operators are prepared. Mark Matthews, environmental advisor to the CANA Board and funeral director at Wiefels Cremation & Funeral Service in California, believes that "Ebola in the U.S. will be limited and contained." However,...

2014-09-28 23:01:59

When it comes to cost-effective caskets, MillionaireCasket.com is a good choice. Recently, the company has added a new collection of infant caskets to its online catalogue. (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 When it comes to cost-effective caskets, MillionaireCasket.com is a good choice. Recently, the company has added a new collection of infant caskets to its online catalogue. Additionally, the company is now offering big discounts (from 10 to 35 percent off) on these items. The company’s...

2014-09-25 23:08:58

With the King Fire only 35% contained, people are turning to MoveYourMountain.org to raise money for those who have lost everything. Reno, NV (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 MoveYourMountain.org is the latest crowdfunding organization to respond to the devastation currently being caused by the California fires, especially the King Fire burning close to their main headquarters in Reno, NV. The fire has crossed into Placer County, CA and burned into the Tahoe National Forest north of the...

2014-09-23 23:00:44

Policyholders should check their limits for fire damage and remember to see if water damage is covered as well, says Darras, the nation's top insurance lawyer. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 According to the Weather Channel, California fire officials have responded to more than 4,800 wildfires so far in the year 2014, which is higher than average. Residents need to be wary of potential fire danger and protect themselves accordingly. Homeowner policies cover fire damage to the...

2014-09-19 23:01:01

Reduced demand for industry services has prompted many redundancies and fragmented the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 The growth of the Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services industry in Australia has been limited over the past five years, as it has contended with subdued commercial construction activity due to...

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2014-09-11 03:30:28

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA Fire is inanimate, yet anyone staring into a flame could be excused for thinking otherwise: Fire dances and swirls. It reproduces, consumes matter, and produces waste. It adapts to its environment. It needs oxygen to survive. In short, fire is uncannily lifelike. Nowhere is this more true than onboard a spaceship. [ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: Jellyfish Flame On The International Space Station ] Unlike flames on Earth, which have a tear-drop...

forest fires in the UK
2014-09-09 03:00:11

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Climate change is expected to contribute to a dramatic increase in forest fire damage in Europe, but better forest management could mitigate the problem, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Climate change is expected to bring increased temperatures and longer droughts—conditions that will make forests more susceptible to fires. By 2090, the area burned by forest fires...


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2010-09-27 17:09:09

A Bunsen burner produces a single open gas flame; it is commonly found in labs - used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. Robert Bunsen, in 1852, was hired at the University of Heidelberg and promised a new laboratory building. Heidelberg had just started installing coal-gas street lighting which provided light but not necessarily heat. Laboratory lamps, at the time, left much to be desired regarding economy and simplicity. The desire was to maximize the temperature and minimize...

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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