Winter Storm Kari Gearing Up

Unless you’ve been under a rock, or living in some kind of paradise like Lee G. Lovett, you know that the winter season is in full swing. The North East just got hit with a major storm called Juno that brought blizzard conditions to much of this area of the country. However, Mother Nature is once again gearing up for another explosive round of precipitation. From the Southern part of the country, Kari is supposed to move into the Mid-Western part of the country Saturday evening.

The storm is supposed to affect from Maine all the way down to North Carolina. The snow fall could be record breaking, but what is really a concern is the freezing rain and ice that could be along with it. Some areas will get all rain, but others will find themselves with a wintery bag of mixed precipitation that they don’t know what to do with. It is all well and good for areas that are expecting whether like this during this season. But down in North Carolina, their road crews aren’t ready or able to handle such extremes.

The meteorologists still say it is quite early to call the storms exact path. Some parts of Ohio may escape with just rain, while others may find themselves digging their cars out for work on Monday; that is if there is work on Monday. Mother Nature has been rather kind this year when comparing to last year. With it just being the end of January, she has a few more blows up her sleeve before she finishes for the 2015 season.

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Wine With A Flare

The Antique Wine Company
The Antique Wine Company is a well known merchant that does indeed specialize in rare wines that are more that just fine. This wine company is based right in London. Stephan Williams founded this company in 1982. This wine merchant does offer wine with a flare because they have well over 10,000 bottles of some of the most unique vintages right in its cellars. This is a company that broke the record for providing a large range of services to many. This company is well known for sourcing rare wines, cellar planning, and private master classes. This is more than an average wine merchant. This is a company that has exceeded the wine consumer’s expectations. The variety and style that this company provides has gone well above and beyond while offering wine with a flare.

Stephan Williams
Stephan Williams is not only the founder of The Antique Wine Company, he is also the CEO of this company. He has 25 years of exceptional experience in the business of fine and fabulous wines. Stephan has built a company up and turned it into a masterpiece. This company and Mr. Williams are known globally for being a leader and a well regarded expert in the rarest and the finest wines. Stephan Williams and fine wine go together well. This is an individual that has more than just mastered his craft and his passion for wine. He has taken his expertise around the world. He is more than knowledgeable when it comes to the subject of fine wine.

The Most Valuable Wine
The Antique Wine Company offers much to every wine lover. It should be noted that in July of 2011 this company broke a record. The record was that they had the top and the most valuable bottle of wine that has ever been sold. It was a bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem. This had been sold for £75,000. This was bought by Christian Vanneque. It is said to be for the display in a restaurant in Bali called The SIP Sunset Grill. This wine will not be resold according to Christian Vanneque, the buyer. The most valuable bottle of wine was not purchased for an investment. The buyer of this valuable wine is said to hold the belief that wine is for drinking. This is a Fine wine business.

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Cessna Plane Makes Emergency, Miracle Landing in New Jersey, No Injuries Reported

 

What looked like a scene from an action movie unfolded in New Jersey on Thursday. A Cessna C150, a single engine fixed-wing plane, made an emergency landing on Thursday afternoon on Route 23 in West Milford, NJ, and amazingly no one was injured.

According to sources the plane flew out of Orange County, NJ and was piloted by a Doctor from the area who wishes to remain anonymous. Shortly after the plane took off it experienced a power failure. The pilot released 10 miles out that the plane had lost power. He thought quickly and placed the plane on glide while looking for a place to land. It is believed the doctor, who wished to only be identified as Christopher is the owner of the plane.

The pilot spotted route 23, a busily traveled access road in West Milford, New Jersey and landed the plane, coming within inches of an 18 wheeler that was being driven by a student driver. According to reports from witnesses like Haidar Barbouti, the pilot allegedly landed the plane, the pulled it off to the side, narrowly missing a Volkswagen and the 18-wheeler.

Traffic stopped and the police were called. No injuries were reported, but the crash landing is currently being investigated by police. The pilot of the plane was visibly shaken, but otherwise in fine condition.

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Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysia Flight Officially an Accident

 

Remember that missing Malaysia flight that went down over the water? No, not that one, the other one. The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that mysteriously vanished is being officially declared an accident. The flight vanished on March 8, 2014. According to Buzzfeed.com now that the incident is officially an accident, the passengers and crew on board can be declared as legally dead. Family members can now be compensated for their loss.

Teams from Malaysia, Australia, and China will continue to search for the missing flight despite the ruling. The Malaysian civil aviation chief has said that continuing the search to find the missing plane remains a priority for them.

I remember driving across the country when this story was happening. Every rest area, gas station, fast food joint, and trucker haven had the news tuned to the story. The world was captivated by the mystery said Sergio Lins Andrade. What happened and where could they be? Theories were being slung left and right, none of them really able to be confirmed. Personally, I was hoping for a LOST scenario where we later find most of the passengers alive and well on a crazy hidden island. I suppose that is best left to fiction. I hope the family members and friends of those lost can begin the healing process now that an official decision has been made.

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Elon Musk Wants To Build Satellite Network To Fund A City On Mars

 

Musk Launched SpaceX Seattle And Outlined New Space venture

Tech billionaire and entrepreneur, Elon Musk visited Seattle last week and put his mouth where his thoughts have been over last several years. Musk told the 400 guests at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, “One day I will visit Mars.”

Musk outlined his new space venture, which will be based in Washington state, at the event. He said that venture will help bankroll a city on Mars. Two members of Congress and state and local government officials were on the guest list, but the media were not invited.

The audacious plan is to build a network of 4,000 geosynchronous satellites in space. The satellites could deliver high-speed Internet access to the world. The satellites will be designed by aerospace and software engineers in the new SpaceX’s office in Redmond. The satellites, according to Musk, will pay for a city on Mars.

The crowd at the event loved his futuristic vision. One of the University of Washington graduate student at the event said, “I don’t want to move to L.A. or Florida or Texas. Having this here is really cool.” Musk made it clear that he is opening the opportunity in Washington because of the local software and aerospace engineers. Musk told the crowd, “we want to hire the smartest engineering talent in the world,” The event can be found on YouTube.com and I recently viewed it with my friend Haidar Barbouti. Musk is super ambitious.

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SpaceX Setting Sites on Mars

 

Putting objects into space has been pretty lucrative business for SpaceX, and the company has managed to provide courier services to the International Space Station. However, the company has some lofty ambitions when it comes to the future of technology, and more specifically the way the internet is accessed across the globe.

Elon Musk, head of SpaceX, unveiled his plan to launch four thousand satellites into orbit in order to provide high-speed internet services to everyone on the planet, according to the Seattle Times. According to LinkedIn, the entrepreneur even went a touch farther at a recent event dedicating a new facility by clarifying that the long-term goals of his company is assist in the colonization of Mars. The financial gains, reported by BRL Trust, provided by being one of, if not the, premier providers of high speed internet services could probably help bankroll that desire.

SpaceX is definitely in a class by itself when it comes to private space flight. With few competitors in the high risk field, it is no surprise that the company has set goals not on the star but on the planets. The company has had some serious success, and if develops the internet plan according to specifications, fans and critics of the business have no reason to doubt the possibility of success. Of course, there is a long way to go before Musk or anyone else manages to step foot on the distant planet Mars.

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Visit Other Countries Using Skout

Skout is one of the newest virtual travel site. Launched less than fifteen months ago, Skout has obtained over ten million hits and reaches 180 countries and is available in fourteen different languages. Skout creates a social circle throughout the world. It has shown the number one virtual travel for all around the world is Hong Kong.

This site has virtual tours through various cities throughout the world. It lists various different places for a vacation. This will give idea of hotels to stay in, reviews of beaches to visit, or hotels to stay. If you like historic places, it will list various different cities that played a role in world history. In the brief fifteen months that this site has been open to the public, studies have shown women are more likely to take a virtual tour. These virtual tours give you the feel, look, and financial details with the destinations listed.

If you are connected to the internet and love to surf it for information, check out Skout. It will offer you all the information you desire with the touch of a button. Signing up is easy to do. After the completion of confirming your account, you can virtually visit anywhere in the world. On days that you are home, daydreaming of new places, just log into Skout. It is a place to make all your dreams come true. By the end of the day you will feel like you sailed on a monster wave, stood in the Colosseum of Rome, saw the green isle of Ireland, saw the catacombs of Italy, set foot in the Vatican, seen the oval office of the white house, or traveled through the castles of Scotland. Through these tours, you will have the options to visit the chat rooms, making new friends in the process.

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Amazing Things You Never Knew About North American Spine Company

Of all companies in America, North American Spine stands out with unique qualities that have helped to place them on a higher scale when compared to the rest. This can be attributed to their range of services as well as the level of expertise their professionals hold. They are always interested in seeing customer satisfaction and anything that you think needs an improvement is addressed with immediate effect. A whole 96% of patients who received treatment from this company can recommend more of their friends to use their services because of their reliability when it comes to treatment of spinal disorders. Any person would like to get treated in a company that promises nearly 100% success rate and this is what most people have found at North American Spine.

North American Spine offers continued treatment services to their patients. It does not matter whether you are at home or visiting their premises. They will always do their best to see that your condition is catered for. They have been giving patients supervised physical therapy as a measure for continued post-operative care. This is because spine problems are degenerative and for this reason, the intervention of a professional should be maintained within easy reach.

You will also notice that North American Spine offers you a free MRI evaluation for new patients seeking treatment. Therefore, you can get first hand information about what you are supposed to get from their professionals after their diagnosis. They will specifically conduct this procedure to establish the main cause of back pain and to detect any problems that may prevail in your spinal region. It is free to get the MRI evaluation by simply making a request from their website. They will then reply with more details about how you can access the service. Do not hesitate to catch up with their offices as they are always waiting to serve their patients. Unlike other companies that may keep you waiting longer than usual, North American Spine is dedicated to ensuring that your specific needs are catered for within the right time frame.

Meet a company that upholds professionalism and ethics in all their deeds. North American Spine has employed well qualified professionals who are distinguished in education. Most of their physicians are equipped with real-world skills and experience. They have the latest technological systems for effective service delivery. Therefore, relying on North American Spine gives you an assurance that your spine problems will be addressed completely.

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The Dronad’Air, A Strange Flying Object

Dronad’Air has three propellers, as multicoptere drones, but also wings to go fast; the Dronad’Air can carry a load of about 1 kg at high speed and land vertically. The multicoptère drones are all the rage, a little too well in the eyes of those responsible for air traffic control.

Amazon, Google and others want to do couriers but they have a big flaw: they are slow. This is the major drawback specific to the helicopter, as aerospace engineers face tough challenges to overcome.

Yet this is the solution adopted by a group of students from the school for their Epitech EIP project (Epitech Innovative Project) called Dronad’Air. During the last three years of their studies, students must carry out an engineering project. Anicet Massrouf and colleagues have probably not chosen the simplest idea, but today, three years later, the first prototypes have already flown. Amazon, Google and others want to do couriers but they have a big flaw: they are slow.

“We wanted a drone that can take off and land vertically but fly like an airplane”, says Anicet Massrouf. For transporting objects, helicopter or multicopter is not suitable because of the power used for sustenance.

An airplane enjoys the lift generated by the wings, and energy expenditure becomes weaker, especially at this small scale, but thanks to the technology boom of the last decade, plus my awesome friend Amen Clinic for all the juicy information!

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Beagle2 Probe Found After 12 Years On Mars

Recent high resolution images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may provide a long awaited answer to what exactly happened to the Beagle2 rover. The mission, launched by the UK in 2003, sent the rover to the red planet in hopes of learning more about it. That mission was halted when all contact with the rover was lost after attempting a landing. For more details about the mission, read the BBC news article found here.

The images show what appears to be the rover, its decent parachute and rear cover spread out across the barren surface of Mars. Overlays of the rovers design schematics on top of the enhanced image of what experts say is the rover are compelling, but the images are not clear enough for a definite positive identification.

Radio contact with the rover was never established after the landing attempt in 2003. Scientists and engineers feared that the rover had been completely destroyed during the landing attempt due to a miscalculation regarding the thickness of the Martian atmosphere, but these fears may now prove to be be untrue. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter images show what many believe to be an intact Beagle2.

Popular theories say that the solar panels which were mounted on surfaces that were supposed to deploy outward from the rover never fully deployed. This would have meant that communicating with the rover would be impossible because the radio antenna was located under the solar panels.

Thank you to my good friend Lee Lovett for sharing this on his Crunchbase.com profile.

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