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Imagine for a moment that you are sitting in your home, listening to the rain while reading your favorite novel. Then suddenly you hear a roar of thunder and your home becomes dark. What just happened? You may have just experienced a power surge. Although lightning is not the most common cause of this phenomenon, it is excellent for illustrating what a power surge is and how it can affect your home. A power surge is a term used to describe a condition where the voltage and or current increases beyond its normal levels. Power surges, when due to the elevation of the voltage being supplied by the electrical utility company, have the potential to change data streams, interrupt electrical control circuits, burn out components, cause arcs, create shorts between conductors, overload systems, and cause system failures. The most common causes of power surges are indicated as follows:

Poole Fire Protection served as the qualified Fire Protection Engineer on the Human Resources Center of Excellence (HRCoE) at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Poole Fire Protection provided fire protection engineering and life safety. The $221,000,000 facility consists of six interconnected buildings that house 4,294 military, civilian, and contract employees. The 890,734 sq ft facility includes an integral 50,000 sq ft data center to support the facilities mission. Other facility types included conference and training rooms, storage areas, and an existing dining facility. During the 29 months of construction Poole Fire Protection provided design, construction management, and testing services.

2/24/2015
The risk for sudden death in athletes is 1 per 100,000 to 300,000 high school athletes per year. Athletes are required to have pre-participation physical examinations annual in order to participate in athletics. The detection of cardiovascular abnormalities remains difficult. Sports Medicine Physicians who provided clearance for athletes are dedicated to detecting signs and symptoms that may place young athletes at risk for sudden death.

2/24/2015
How do you determine what care and how much money a chronically or catastrophically disabled individual will need for the rest of his or her life? Some attorneys representing either the plaintiff or the defendant in such cases are now getting the expert help they need from specially trained rehabilitation consultants called "life care planners".

This is a sample of numerous accidents investigated by the author of this article. The assistant driller on a Jack-up Rig owned and/or operated by an Offshore company, was performing various tasks on the drilling floor, when, one of the floor hands (roustabout) had to leave the drilling floor and the assistant driller replaced him.

2/20/2015 · Medical
While I was growing up, for many years on the TV I would commonly see advertisements for "Bayer Aspirin - The Wonder Drug." Well, that is now more true than perhaps ever before!

2/18/2015 · Construction
The need to have increased security to public venues such as airports, schools, religious facilities, day care centers, shopping centers, and government buildings is nothing new. However, it has become apparent that many unexpected assaults and deadly attacks are coming from individuals that have gained a certain level of intimacy with the venues and organizations that they are invading. The attackers are not necessarily strangers, but people we know.

2/17/2015 · Construction
Roof collapses can be sudden, catastrophic events caused by a particular loading condition or combination of loads. Roof collapses often happen with little or no warning, making this a particularly dangerous event. When investigating a roof collapse, the obvious perpetrators are examined: how much snow was on the roof, were the drains plugged up, were the winds in excess of the design wind speed and many others. Occasionally, the roof can be doomed to collapse months or years before an event due to design or construction related deficiencies allowing for a subrogation opportunity to recover cost of repairs.

2/13/2015 · Finance
With the Federal Reserve's wide-ranging efforts to address the ongoing Credit Crisis through unprecedented money-creation activities, we are now likely witnessing the final phases of the U.S. Dollar's 64-year reign as the primary global reserve currency. Few Americans understand the implications of this dramatically unfolding global sea-change.

2/13/2015 · Patents
Royalty arrangements within patent licenses have long been constrained by an almost 50 year old Supreme Court decision in Brulotte v. Thys Co that prevents collection of royalties after a patent has expired. The Justices have now agreed to revisit the precedent set by that often-criticized ruling in a current case, Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc.

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