Halema`uma`u crater erupts in Hawaii, USA

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

What began as a new gas vent (fumarole) in Halema?uma?u crater sometime between March 10 and March 12 2008, has progressed to be the first explosive eruption in Halema?uma?u Crater since 1924, and the first lava erupted from the crater since 1982. The gases accompanying the eruption have prompted the Hawai?i Dept. of Health to announce no-burn days for the island sugar cane industries.

The March 19 explosion of the gas vent partially destroyed the Halema?uma?u Crater Overlook. On April 9 2008, thousands of people were evacuated from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the nearby villages because sulfur dioxide reached critical levels creating a very dangerous vog. The evacuation lasted two days. Two more explosions occurred on April 9 2008 and April 16 2008, the latter spreading a faintly pink ash on the Overlook parking lot. Scientists think molten lava may reside at a shallow depth within the new vent.

Halema?uma?u is a pit crater located in the summit caldera, of K?lauea, Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park. The roughly circular caldera measures 3×5 km (or 6×6 km, including the outermost ring faults). According to the traditions of the native people, Halema?uma?u is home to Pele, Goddess of Hawaiian volcanoes.

Bucharest to be ‘rebranded’ for 800 million euro

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Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Bucharest, Romania — The city centre of Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is set to get a major facelift due to a real estate project called Esplanada (The Esplanade), which will be constructed by TriGranit Development Corporation. The total investment in the project will be greater than 800 million euro and aims to build a modern commercial pedestrian area in downtown Bucharest, with several shopping malls, office buildings, hotels and dwellings. It will be the largest real estate program in Romania since the fall of Communism in 1989.

Bucharest is currently looking at possibilities to improve its appearance and rebrand itself as a lively, creative and vibrant city. Many initiatives have sprung up to improve the city, including the organisation of CowParade later this year. Additionally, the old town centre will be restored. Due to Romania’s current economic boom, several other major construction projects are taking place.

Bucharest City Hall has blocked traffic in the city center due both to the old town restoration and to the Esplanada project.

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CanadaVOTES: Christian Heritage Party leader Ron Gray running in Langley

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Friday, September 19, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Christian Heritage Party candidate Ron Gray is standing for election in the riding of Langley.

Wikinews contacted Ron Gray, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted.

Mr. Gray has been leader of the Christian Heritage Party since 1995. He first ran for office in 1988.

Causes And Cures Of Dental Phobia

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Causes and Cures of Dental Phobia

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John Moran

Going to a dentist even for a routine visit will sometimes be an everlasting journey. The individual will just be thinking about the time when he is going to be out of the dental office although he may not be given any complicated treatment. Still Dental phobia is something that can be attributed to the inherent fear that has its roots deep in the human psyche due to the instruments used in the dental office or the fear that is deep rooted in individuals since childhood that dental procedures are always painful.

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Since several pain management techniques are in place at dental clinics and offices still many people are wary to visit a dentist. If you are one of them don’t feel awkward as a major chink of the population is still in the grasp of this fear despite many measures being taken by the dental fraternity to deal with this issue. Thus many individuals will try to avoid going to a dentist despite being required to visit a dentist urgently. The various signs of a person\’s nervousness can be seen some days before the scheduled appointment or while taking the appointment itself. People tend to postpone the appointment to a latter date. They will feel trouble speaking the night before the dental exam. The feeling of nervousness escalates during the time they are waiting in the dental room for the examination. More chronic symptoms can be crying or feeling ill physically at the very thought of visiting a dentist. Breathless bouts can be observed in people while dental equipment is placed in their mouth by a dentist during the procedure of dental examination or any other process that is being carried out by the dentist while dealing with the patient. Several reasons can be attributed to this fear of fear and nervousness by dentists and psychologists who have been working closely with pain management and anxiety management in density. Fear of pain is ne of the foremost reason that makes individuals avoid dental offices. Its mere fear and nothing more than that as a matter of fact many of the dental procedures are carried out with local anesthesia which cuts down on the pain. This fear arises from an earlier unpleasant experience or some pain and horror stories that people have heard about the procedures dentist carry out. Fear of injections is yet another reason for people to get those nervous bouts along with that ill feeling. Almost all individuals don’t take the feeling of needles entering their mouth lying down they need to be coaxed into understanding that the needles are not going to harm them in any way once they enter their mouth. Fear of anesthesia is yet another reason that keeps people avoiding the visit to a dentist. Many individuals are scared about the non working of anesthesia whereas others don’t take the numb feeling or the dizziness that is accompanied with the introduction of anesthesia. Many individuals don’t feel comfortable about the physical closeness of the dentist or dental hygienist to their face, while some think it as loss of privacy. The sense of helplessness while lying on a dental chair and not having an idea of what is happening inside the mouth is a big deterrent for people visiting a dental office. These are small and easily controlled reasons that can be easily taken care of by dentists and patients alike. Next time you are dealing a patient or have to go to a dentist make sure that there are very less chances of any discomfort or pain while you are sitting in that dental chair. For more details on Pediatric Dentist in Michigan, Michigan free teeth whitening, Missing tooth, Michigan Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants Michigan and Sterling Heights teeth whitening from Sterling Heights Dentists and Michigan Dentist in Michigan visit – http://sterlingheightsdentist.wordpress.com Article Source : http://shelbydentalcare.blogspot.in/2012/03/causes-and-cures-of-dental-phobia.html

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Several injured at campground in Maine as storm topples trees

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A family of six were injured at Flat Rock Bridge Family Resort and campground in Lebanon, Maine after a severe thunderstorm caused trees to topple, with one landing on a tent. A 10-year-old girl was critically injured after a tree fell on the tent she was sleeping in. Witnesses say the girl was pinned under the tree for at least 10 minutes before they were able to remove it.

Witnesses also say the day was beautiful and sunny, but at around 6:00 p.m. (EDT) a storm rolled in, darkening the sky, followed by heavy winds and rain. Witnesses describe a “funnel-like wind” which lifted items off the ground and threw them around. The strong winds then brought down trees and limbs, with one landing on the family’s campsite and tent. Severe lightning was also reported.

“The female patient was loaded into Lebanon Ambulance One and transported to Frisbie Hospital in Rochester to be stabilized and then was transferred to the trauma center at Maine Medical Center. Her injuries were considered critical and life threatening when she left the scene,” said Jason Cole, the assistant rescue chief for the area. The victims names have not been released and the girl’s current condition is not yet known.

Rescuers responding to the scene noticed several other trees and limbs scattered around other campsites and searched all 350 sites, but no other injuries were reported. Other campers say they had several close calls with tree limbs and debris. At least 12 trees were reported to have toppled during the storm. The family’s car was also destroyed when a tree limb landed on it.

The National Weather Service in Maine says it will investigate whether or not the storm produced a tornado.

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Polaroid goes bankrupt

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Camera company Polaroid has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. The firm, famed for the introduction of instant photography, says alleged fraud by the founder of their parent group is to blame.

Owned since 2005 by Petters Group Worldwide, Polaroid says that the group’s founder Tom Petters is “under investigation for alleged acts of fraud that have compromised the financial condition of Polaroid.” Authorities believe Petter, currently in police custody, was running fraud worth £3 billion, something he denies.

Petters Group, itself, filed for bankruptcy in October. Both firms now face restructuring, which Polaroid is confident won’t affect daily operations — in fact, the company is “planning for new product launches in 2009,” and claims to have “entered bankruptcy with ample cash reserves sufficient to finance the company’s reorganization under Chapter 11.”

Polaroid has further said that employees will be paid without interruption, and that while members of Petters Group are under investigation for fraud, Polaroid’s management is not. The company, based in Minnesota, also has subsidiaries which will enter bankruptcy with it.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to move into Kensington Palace, London

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

British media has reported that Prince William and his recently wedded wife, Kate, are to move their London residence into Kensington Palace, close to Hyde Park.

Two units in the Palace, labeled Apartments 8 and 9, were previously occupied by Prince Charles and Diana, William’s parents, when they married in 1981. Prince William and his brother Prince Harry went to nursery and school nearby. Diana also lived in Kensington Palace after her separation and divorce from Prince Charles.

However, the newlyweds will not live in Apartments 8 and 9, as they are currently being used as office space. They will instead live in a small apartment that was previously occupied by staff. The palace has undergone some renovations, including asbestos removal.

The couple is also set to choose one “housekeeper-dresser”, who will provide valet service for the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate will continue to buy her own clothes, and the new servant is not to be seen as a “stylist”. The position has been advertised internally within Buckingham Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to move within a few weeks, before they leave on a trip to Canada and the United States. The London residence is expected to be used only as a starter home for about a year. The couple will keep their permanent residence without personal staff in Anglesey, Wales, where William serves on the Royal Air Force as a search-and-rescue pilot. They will continue to run their Household Office at St James’s Palace.

Chicago Transit Authority announces repairs to Blue and Red Line

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) riders on the subway portions of the Red and Blue lines may see relief of the slow zone in the coming months. So-called “slow zones” are locations where trains travel at restricted speeds because of track work or deteriorating conditions.

The CTA is putting nearly US$15 millions towards renovation of the O’Hare to Clark/Lake portion of the Blue Line and Chicago to Belmont portions of the Red Line. Work will happen during off peak and overnight hours. The CTA says that one track operations and delays may occur.

“We have heard our customers’ frustration with slow zones and today we are acting to address their concerns,” said Chicago Transit Board chairperson Carole Brown. “I am pleased that we are able to leverage existing contracts to begin this work and I look forward to working with state lawmakers to increase transit investment to bring our entire system to a state of good repair.”