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Take Underwater Video Of Humpback Whales With Your iPhone Using The Waterproof Catalyst Case

Not that you would use your iPhone to go snorkeling with humpback whales, but with a Catalyst Lifestyle waterproof case, you could.
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Dr Gregory Chernoff Indianapolis Review on Healthgrades

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Leak Detection Services added in Dayton, OH

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Hopefully, the compressed air system in your facility is a well engineered, properly sized system maximizing the benefits of using compressed air while minimizing the effects of the heat and water these systems produce. This will keep your maintenance costs low and assure that a clean, stable air supply is available and properly utilized. An industrial ultrasonic leak inspection helps maximize the efficiency.

The compressed air industry, like most other industries, has undergone dramatic changes through technology in the past few years. Modern energy saving technologies variable speed compressors, energy efficient motors, better air dryers, and up-to-date piping and air delivery methods are slowly replacing the older, less efficient means of making compressed air.

But industry experts estimate that only half of the compressed air in a plant makes it to the production application phase! The other half is wasted through leaks, artificial demand, and improper use.


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Industrial Compressed Air Leak Detection Louisville, KY

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Hopefully, the compressed air system in your facility is a well engineered, properly sized system maximizing the benefits of using compressed air while minimizing the effects of the heat and water these systems produce. This will keep your maintenance costs low and assure that a clean, stable air supply is available and properly utilized. An industrial ultrasonic leak inspection helps maximize the efficiency.

The compressed air industry, like most other industries, has undergone dramatic changes through technology in the past few years. Modern energy saving technologies variable speed compressors, energy efficient motors, better air dryers, and up-to-date piping and air delivery methods are slowly replacing the older, less efficient means of making compressed air.

But industry experts estimate that only half of the compressed air in a plant makes it to the production application phase! The other half is wasted through leaks, artificial demand, and improper use.

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Rudy Giuliani Clarifies Donald Trump's Clarification on Immigration

Donald Trump's plans for undocumented immigrants took another turn on Sunday, when one of his top advisers told CNN that Trump's recent aggressive talk may not be as draconic as it literally sounds.

Until last Wednesday, Trump seemed to have been softening his stance on undocumented immigrants and mass deportations over the previous few weeks. He began to make pitches to minority voters, and on August 20 he formed a National Hispanic Advisory Council with Latino leaders. On August 23, he even told Sean Hannity of Fox News that he was easing up: "There certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people," Trump said.

But then Mexican President Enrique Pe?a Nieto contradicted Trump after their meeting last Wednesday, saying he told Trump that Mexico would not pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border soon after Trump had said that the two hadn't discussed the issue.

See also: Mexican President Says He Told Trump 'Mexico Will Not Pay for the Wall'

Trump's apparent softening was short-lived: using an immigration policy speech in Arizona to clarify his views, he came out with a tough 10-point anti-illegal immigration plan. “In a Trump Administration, all immigration laws will be enforced,” he said, seeming to imply that all undocumented immigrants would be deported. “Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation--that is what it means to have laws and to have a country.”

And he added with the claim--penciled into the speech at the last minute, according to The Wall Street Journal--that, “On day one, we will begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border…and Mexico will pay for that wall.”

This tough stance angered many voters (and caused several members of his National Hispanic Advisory Council to reconsider their membership) and Geoff Colvin wrote here in Fortune that “The clarification will likely be clarified.”

See also: Donald Trump Pivots Back on Immigration in Arizona Speech

It appears that he was correct, as now that toughening seems to be softening again, after a Sunday appearance by Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor, on CNN's State of the Union.

Trump really doesn't want mass deportations, Giuliani explained to host Jake Tapper. Trump, he said, “would find it very, very difficult to throw out a family that has been here for 15 years and they have three children, two of whom are citizens. That is not the kind of America he wants.”

“These 10 policies are largely directed to criminal, illegal immigrants,” Giuliani said to a surprised-looking Tapper.

“So, Mr. Trump will not be trying to kick out the Dreamers?” Tapper asked in a reference to a 2012 Obama order that allowed illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children to remain in the U.S. and work without fear of deportation. “He will not be having a deportation force? And he no longer wants to get all 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the country?”

“What he said in the speech is after we secure the border, and after we remove the criminal illegal immigrants,” Giuliani said. “[T]hen and only then can we look at this is very rational way where we can look at all the options and be open to all the options.”

 

While Giuliani's claims may do more to confuse than clear up the issue of what exactly Trump believes, Giuliani did offer an explanation that explained why Trump claimed that he hadn't talked about the wall with Pe?a Nieto, while Pe?a Nieto claimed they indeed had: Both were right.

According to Giuliani, who was present at their meeting, Pe?a Nieto brought up the wall but Giuliani cut him off with 'That's not on the table,' because the candidates' teams had agreed not to discuss the issue so that the Mexican president and GOP candidate could have a friendly meeting free of unpleasant subjects.

"We had ground rules for this meeting. One of the ground rules was we were not going to discuss paying for the wall, because that's not something we're going to agree about," Giuliani said on State of the Union. “Maybe the president's staff didn't brief him on it, maybe the president forgot it, but, I mean, he brought it up.”

 

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Tencent Is Now the Most Valuable Company in Asia

The web firm Tencent tcehy has become the most valuable company in Asia, and one of the top 10 in the world by market capitalization.

It wasn't so long ago that Tencent was racing neck-and-neck with Samsung -- their share prices were both up by a third on the year -- to overtake state-owned China Mobile and steal the title of the most valuable company in Asia.

Samsung has flagged over the last few days, however, after it had to issue a recall for its flagship Note 7 handset because of reports about battery fires. But stock in Tencent has continued to surge, rising 3.8% in Hong Kong on Monday. That took it to a valuation of HK$1.976 trillion ($255 billion).

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That jump takes Tencent narrowly past the market cap of China Mobile, and into the same premier league of public corporations as U.S. tech giants Apple aapl , Alphabet goog , Microsoft msft , Amazon amzn and Facebook fb .

The Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba baba is not far behind, with a current valuation of around $250 billion.

Tencent is best known for its gaming operation, its QQ and WeChat social networks, and its online ad business, although it also offers services in the realms of payments (a likely growth area), cloud storage, and entertainment.

The company became China's most valuable tech company last month. So far this year its stock price has risen by more than 40%.

For more on China, watch our video.

Tencent's success can largely be attributed to China's current boom in consumer spending, and the firm has in the last couple years become a major investor in the venture capital scene.

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Indonesia Wants Alibaba Founder Jack Ma to Be Its Ecommerce Adviser

Indonesia has asked the chairman of China's Alibaba Group Holding, Jack Ma, to act as adviser in the development of the Southeast Asian country's nascent e-commerce industry, according to a video released by the government.

Indonesia has the world's fourth-largest population, boasting a young, internet-savvy demographic, and a thriving e-commerce market that is increasingly attracting global investors.

Earlier this year, Alibaba baba bought a controlling stake in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group for around $1 billion, while a group of investors led by private equity firms KKR & Co and Warburg Pincus poured more than $550 million into Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek.

 

To promote growth in the e-commerce industry, the government is setting up a “steering committee” consisting of 10 ministers for which it has asked Alibaba's Ma to be an adviser, Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara said.

“The thinking behind this is to make Indonesia's positioning in the international marketplace more prominent,” Rudiantara said in a video released by the state secretariat. The minister, like many Indonesians, only uses one name.

Rudiantara is part of President Joko Widodo's delegation attending the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.

An Alibaba spokeswoman confirmed that Ma was asked to be adviser to Indonesia's e-commerce steering committee, but declined to say whether he had accepted the offer.

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Sands China Gets 150 Gambling Tables in Macau's Closely Watched Decision

Macau casino operator Sands China schyf said on Monday the government has granted 150 gaming tables for its $3 billion casino resort, a figure analysts said will be sufficient to support its revenues in the world's biggest casino hub.

The allocation had been closely watched after Wynn Macau's wynmf $4 billion Wynn Palace property, which opened last month, was also awarded 150 tables. Some industry experts had questioned whether the government would allocate any tables at all to the new resort.

Sands' Parisian resort is set to open on Sept. 13, two weeks after the Chinese gambling territory posted its first positive monthly year-over-year growth in more than two years.

See also: Wynn Bets Big with a New $4 Billion Resort, Macau's Most Expensive Yet

Sands will open with 100 new table games and receive 25 new tables in 2017 and a further 25 in 2018, the company said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Owned by U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands lvs , the Macau unit has several properties including the Venetian resort.

Union Gaming analyst Grant Govertsen said any number of tables above zero was a positive for Sands.

“Given the current state of market-wide demand and the fact that the Parisian gets 150 tables, the Parisian won't miss a beat … ” he said.

For more on gambling, watch Fortune's video:

Sands shares rose 1.4% in morning trading, in line with the benchmark Hang Seng Index up 1.3%.

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Hermine Could Regain Hurricane Strength As It Lurks Off the East Coast

Atlantic storm Hermine lurked off the middle of the U.S. East Coast late on Sunday, threatening to regain hurricane strength but so far sparing the region the brunt of its wind, rain, and tidal surge.

Forecasters warned the storm could produce deadly surf and ordered swimmers and boaters to stay out of treacherous waters during the Labor Day holiday weekend, when many Americans celebrate the end of summer.

Hermine, which came ashore in Florida as a hurricane on Friday, had churned up the southeastern seaboard as a tropical storm before being reclassified on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone. Robbie Berg of the National Hurricane Center said it was not expected to make landfall again.

A tropical storm warning remained in effect Sunday night from the Delaware and New Jersey shores north to New York's Long Island and beyond to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island off Massachusetts.

See also: Hermine Churns North Into Carolinas After Pounding Florida

Berg said potential storm-surge inundation levels of no more than 1 to 3 feet (30 cm to 1 meter) were expected in coastal areas.

Reflecting the waning storm threat in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie ordered Island Beach Sate Park reopened for Monday, while warning that lingering rip currents and rough surf might still render the ocean unsafe for swimmers.

New York City appeared largely out of harm's way, with forecasters giving Manhattan just a 1-in-3 chance of being hit by tropical storm-force winds as Hermine creeps up the East Coast, Berg said.

Hermine's center was located about 370 miles east of Ocean City, Maryland, as of 8 p.m. EDT, according to the hurricane center. It was expected to “meander slowly” off the mid-Atlantic region, remaining at least 300 miles (480 km) from shore, before gradually beginning to weaken by Monday night, then drifting farther east and away from land around mid-week, the agency said.

See also: Hurricane Hermine Slams Florida, Leaving Thousands Without Power

WANING STORM THREAT BEYOND COAST

The storm, which claimed at least two lives, in Florida and North Carolina, was still packing maximum sustained surface winds of nearly 70 mph (113 kph) on Sunday night.

Forecasters said Hermine could intensify slightly, with winds reaching hurricane strength again before Hermine starts to diminish. But for now its strongest winds were extending outward by about 230 miles, failing to reach U.S. shores, the NHC said.

The widespread power outages and flooding that battered Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas had likewise yet to materialize farther north, where alarming news reports scared tourists away from the beach on Sunday.

Those who stayed awoke to sunshine but stronger-than-usual winds and choppy seas.

“It was a little overhyped by the media,” said Andrew Thulin, assistant general manager of Daddy O Hotel Restaurant in Long Beach Township, New Jersey. “It killed the weekend for everybody down here. I talk to all my other colleagues in our business and everybody was like, 'Are we going to send the Weather Channel a bill?'”

Farther south in Cape May, New Jersey, tourists fled during rainstorms on Saturday only to have the weather improve.

“The temperature is great. It's beautiful out, the birds are out,” said Kathleen Wilkinson, a Philadelphia lawyer with a vacation home in Cape May. “Knowing the storm is 100 miles out at sea is comforting.”

Officials who were mindful of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 took every precaution. In other parts of the state people reported coastal roads were flooded and beaches swallowed up by the surging sea.

Hermine became the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years when it swept ashore on Friday near the Gulf Coast town of St. Marks with winds of 80 mph (129 kph), knocking out power for 300,000 Florida homes and businesses. Within five hours, it was downgraded to a tropical storm but still packed a wallop.

See also: Here's How Baton Rouge Floods Rank Among Worst U.S. Natural Disasters

It left North Carolina with more power outages, flooding, downed trees and power lines, while rain and tides brought flooding along Virginia's coast.

The storm was reclassified on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone as it merged with a conventional weather front. Hermine produced relatively few showers on land Sunday but was forecast to bring up to 2 inches of rain to southern New England on Monday.

Commercial air travel was largely unaffected, with airlines reporting only a handful of flight cancellations.

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Asian Shares Rise As Jobs Report Lowers Chance of a September Rate Hike

Asian shares rose on Monday, getting a tailwind from gains on Wall Street after a weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report prompted markets to trim expectations that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates as early as this month.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.5% higher in early trade.

Japan's Nikkei stock index surged 1% to three-month highs.

U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs in August after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July. Economists polled by Reuters had expected payrolls to rise by 180,000.

“What matters is not whether the markets think that was a strong jobs number, but whether Fed policymakers do,” said Mitsuo Imaizumi, chief currency strategist at Daiwa Securities in Tokyo, who noted that Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said late last month that the U.S. job market was close to full strength.

Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker said on Friday that the U.S. economy appears strong enough to warrant significantly higher interest rates.

Markets priced in a 21% chance of a Fed interest rate increase this month on Friday, down from 24% the previous day, according to CME Group's FedWatch program. But the odds for a December hike edged up to 54.2% from 53.6% on Thursday.

BNY Mellon senior global markets strategist Marvin Loh expects the Fed to hold off on any rate hikes until December, when they can factor in three additional jobs reports as well as the U.S. third-quarter growth report.

“We will add that we have been fooled by the FOMC on September moves in prior years and vow not to fall into that same trap again,” Loh wrote.

Markets were also keeping a watch on the two-day summit of leaders from G20 nations, in Hangzhou, China. Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the open of the summit on Sunday that global economy is being threatened by rising protectionism and risks from highly leveraged financial markets.

The dollar edged down 0.2% to 103.77 yen after rising as high as 104.32 on Friday, its highest since July 29.

The euro rose 0.1% to $1.1162 ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank interest rate decision.

Most economists expect the central bank to hold policy steady, though some believe the ECB could extend its asset buying program.

Crude prices inched down, paring their robust gains in the previous session amid worries over a global oil glut.

Brent crude was down 0.6% at $46.53 a barrel while U.S. crude slipped 0.7% to $44.13. Both had gained 3% in the previous session as the dollar slipped after the employment data, making oil cheaper for investors holding other currencies.

But for the week, Brent fell 6%, its biggest drop in five weeks, while U.S. crude fell nearly 7% to mark its largest decline in eight weeks.

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The Bizarre Fallout of Ethereum's Epic Fail

We reported back in June when one of the most ambitious blockchain projects so far unceremoniously faceplanted on launch. The DAO--a crowdsourced venture capital platform based on the Ethereum blockchain and touting its ability to dispense with lawyers and financial institutions--fell victim to a $60 million dollar hack soon after opening.

As of this past Friday, according to Bitcoin Magazine, the still-anonymous attacker is able to sell some of the stolen cryptocurrency. But huge efforts by the Ethereum community to recover from the hack have left those takings much less valuable than they were in July--and stirred controversy among blockchain pioneers.

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Immediately following the hack, developers said they intended to shut down The DAO and return all funds to its original investors. But that proved much more difficult than advertised, because the very nature of a blockchain is to make any executed transaction irreversible--even if it's the result of an exploit. In the absence of any controlling authority who could simply return the money, a group of white hat hackers known as Robin Hood worked to, in essence, steal the money back.

That effort was partially successful, but in the end the only real fix was the nuclear option--a so-called "hard fork" of the entire Ethereum blockchain. In this case, a hard fork meant a full rollback of the malicious DAO transactions, essentially rewriting the Ethereum transaction ledger to remove about 12 million Ether tokens from the hackers' accounts. Ethereum developers lobbied for the hard fork, and completed it in late July with the consensus of most operators of Ethereum servers (a.k.a. miners).

But not everyone was happy with the solution. A portion of the Ethereum community, and of the blockchain community more broadly, felt that the hard fork involved both conflicts of interest and a compromise of the basic principles of The DAO, Ethereum, and blockchains as a whole.

The entire idea of blockchains is that, as it is often put, "code is law." Anti-fork contrarians, describing themselves as “radical crypto-decentralists,” argued that any forced change to the Ethereum blockchain--even to reverse a crime, even to correct an unintentional glitch in the code--would itself undermine that fundamental tenet. This was only more troubling, they said, because the hard fork was being lobbied for by influential players who had themselves contributed to The DAO, and therefore stood to personally benefit from an override of the blockchain.

For more on blockchain and cryptocurrency, watch our video.

A faction of the Ethereum community acted on this skepticism, continuing the old blockchain, which is now known as Ethereum Classic (ETC). Amazingly, that blockchain--with the DAO hacker's holdings substantially intact--today has a total market value of $119 million, making it the sixth-largest cryptocurrency in the world. Bitcoin Magazine reports that the thief still controls about 5% of all Ethereum Classic tokens, or somewhere around $7 million dollars' worth.

Meanwhile, the hard fork has stabilized Ethereum, but the attack's consequences haven't been rolled back. The market value of Ethereum proper is down roughly 15% from levels preceding the DAO's launch and subsequent hack. It is still the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world after Bitcoin.

But the protocol, long touted as a more sophisticated heir to Bitcoin's throne, has undeniably been battered. And its most ambitious promise--that code can completely supplant the role of institutions and laws in securing financial transactions--may be down for the count.

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Self-Driving Ubers Appear in San Francisco

SFist has spotted Uber's self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco, bearing their trademark menacing sensor array and the logo of Uber ATC, the ride-hailing behemoth's research arm. An SFist reporter captured video of one of the vehicles in motion-barely-through SF traffic.

A video posted by Eve Batey (@evelb) on Sep 3, 2016 at 10:17am PDT

 

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It's unclear whether the cars are actually operating autonomously as part of a live road test, or if they're just in transit and being driven by humans. Uber hasn't announced a test program in San Francisco as it did earlier this year for Pittsburgh, where they're now publicly testing the vehicles.

California also has some of the stricter autonomy regulations in the country, and the California DMV does not list Uber as having a testing permit in the state.

For more on Uber, watch our video.

On the other hand, the video shows the car's LIDAR imaging array spinning, indicating that at least part of the autonomy system is active.

So Uber may have acquired a California permit very recently-or they may be skirting the law, as they occasionally do. We've reached out to the company for clarification, and will update this post as information becomes available.

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Elon Musk Wants to Cut Tesla Spending, “At Least for the Next 4.5 Weeks”

Bloomberg has acquired an internal email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to employees, in which Musk encourages cost-cutting and a productivity push for the remainder of the current quarter.

Tesla needs to raise more capital soon to fund the spin-up of Model 3 production, construction of its Gigafactory battery facility, and a planned acquisition of SolarCity. In the email, sent on August 29th, Musk writes that showing "at least slightly positive cash flow" ahead of that raise would be "awesome."

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"The simple reality of it is that we will be in a far better position to convince potential investors to bet on us if the headline is not 'Tesla Loses Money Again,' but rather 'Tesla Defies All Expectations and Achieves Profitability.'"

Financial concerns have contributed to a sharp drop in Tesla's stock price in recent days. The destruction of a SpaceX rocket on September 1st arguably piled on the pressure by casting a shadow on Musk's other company. And as we recently reported, Tesla has become more aggressive about unconventional accounting to put a positive spin on its numbers.

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Musk does offer some comfort to Tesla employees fearing ongoing austerity, though, with an obvious focus on the shorter term. He says the company should be "trimming any cost that isn't critical, at least for the next 4.5 weeks."

Along with cost-cutting, Musk also wants to push to deliver "every car we possibly can," to help meet Tesla's goal of delivering 80,000 cars this year.

A Tesla spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the memo to Bloomberg.

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Airbnb's Chief Multitasker on Sharing the C-Suite

AGE: 49

FROM: Houston

CLOSE QUARTERS: When Airbnb's chief business affairs and legal officer Belinda Johnson joined the home-rental company in 2011 as general counsel, it was still small enough that everyone ate lunch together.

HAMMER HOME: As Airbnb has grown--it hit the 100-million-guest milestone this -summer--so have the forces that oppose it. Johnson oversees the strategy to push back and find resolutions. "Every challenge that comes up is just a problem that needs a solution," she says.

GIMME SHELTER: In the past year Johnson hired political strategist Chris Lehane to mobilize Airbnb's host community and laid the groundwork for its lawsuit against San Francisco (objecting to changes to the city's short-term-rental laws).

WAR ROOM: Johnson learned leadership lessons from her father-in-law, former Dallas Cowboys football coach Jimmy Johnson. "He wasn't afraid to take risks," she says, noting his controversial trade of star running back Herschel Walker for players and draft picks. "It ended up being an amazingly brilliant way to rebuild the team."

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A version of this article appears in the September 15, 2016 issue of Fortune with the headline “Tech--Person of Interest: Belinda Johnson, Airbnb.”

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Tompkins Offers Leak Detection Service Danville, IL

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Warehouses, service companies, office complexes and distributors all are major users of compressed air. It is difficult to realize how much money is lost by the extra demand put upon compressors and dryers due to the loss of air through leakage. The worst case situation is purchasing a second compressor to make up for more air when in fact, it is totally unnecessary. We can determine where the leaks are occurring, tag them, photograph them and estimate the amount of leakage in each instance. Owners and managers are amazed when they see the data that is costing them money.

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When you shut down the plant for the night or weekend, do you hear that hissing sound of compressed air draining from the lines? When you start up, are the tanks not as full as when you shut down? These common occurrences are the reasons to get your system inspected and brought up to 100% usage of your compressed air system, the most expensive utility in your facility. Most leaks occur on the floor level, at the disconnects, hoses, valves, couplings, and instrumentation. With our state of the art ultrasonic equipment, those leaks are easily found, tagged, and recorded. Your maintenance team or contractor can then work quickly through the system. Leaks can also be found in primary lines due to expansion/contraction, vibration, or sagging due to improper support.

Contact us today to arrange a visit to your facility.

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Ultrasonic Leak Detection available in Butler, IN

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Warehouses, service companies, office complexes and distributors all are major users of compressed air. It is difficult to realize how much money is lost by the extra demand put upon compressors and dryers due to the loss of air through leakage. The worst case situation is purchasing a second compressor to make up for more air when in fact, it is totally unnecessary. We can determine where the leaks are occurring, tag them, photograph them and estimate the amount of leakage in each instance. Owners and managers are amazed when they see the data that is costing them money.

Tompkins Indiana Ultrasonic Leak Detection will help you ensure your equipment is operating at its full potential.


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Cosmetic Surgery for better health- Dr Greg Chernoff in Indy

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A new article on Huffington post outlining how certain cosmetic surgeries can give you better health.There is a general idea that cosmetic surgery procedures are used just to improve ones looks. Cosmetic surgery also has a side that isnt frequently considered. While many people do actually use cosmetic surgery to look better, others do it to improve their health and to help their bodies feel better. A few examples would be the correction of physical defects with which a person was born. Some people want to have reconstructive surgeries after being healed of breast or skin cancer.
problems breathing but it is not due to a cold or allergies? Do you have to manage a stuffy nose although it is warm outside? Do your family members complain that you snore? Whether you have these problems or you know someone who does, it is worth knowing that plastic surgery can correct these issues and help you breathe better. All of these happen because your nose may not be straight as it should, making the air flow in and out of the nose with difficulty.
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Here's Another Sign That Snapchat Is Building a Physical Device

We already knew that Snapchat bought a Google Glass-esque startup called Vergence Labs and has recently been hiring a bunch of wearable technology and eyewear experts, but here's another sign that the messaging firm is about to get into the burgeoning augmented-reality space.

As noted by the Financial Times Monday, Snapchat has joined the Bluetooth special interest group (SIG), the organization that develops the ubiquitous wireless communications technology.

Snapchat has joined the group as an adopter, which means it gets to build products using Bluetooth technology.

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Of course, at the moment all Snapchat makes is a wildly popular app for ephemeral, in-the-moment communications. However, the app's goofy filters already dabble in the field of augmented reality (AR)-where elements of the real and virtual worlds are mixed together-and special AR glasses may make sense for the firm.

Bluetooth would likely be the technology that connects the headset or glasses with Snapchat's app on the user's mobile phone.

If it does dive into that business, Snapchat could yet again be going toe-to-toe with Facebook, a giant that has recently been desperate to keep up with its cooler, younger rival.

Facebook fb owns Oculus Rift, one of the big names in the admittedly still tiny virtual-reality headset market. Other players here include a panoply of smartphone makers such as Samsung and HTC, and of course Google goog , which kicked off the craze with Glass.

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Virtual reality differs from augmented reality in that it only uses computer-generated imagery, but AR probably makes more sense when dealing with interpersonal communications.

Microsoft msft is also a big potential player here, as its HoloLens “mixed-reality” headset is basically an AR device and the company is already integrating the technology with Skype.

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Singapore Says Its Zika Virus Likely Came From Southeast Asia

Scientists who studied the sequence of Singapore's Zika virus outbreak have determined that the strain likely did not come from Brazil, the country's Ministry of Health said this weekend.

The analysis of two patients in a local so-called "cluster" has "found that the virus belongs to the Asian lineage and likely evolved from the strain that was already circulating in Southeast Asia," officials said in a statement on Saturday.

As of Sunday night--one week after the country received its first alert of a local Zika transmission, triggering widespread panic and fumigations in affected neighborhoods--Singapore's total number of cases had surged to 242, according to local newspaper The Straits Times.

That included "a potential new cluster, involving one previously reported case and a new case," the health ministry said on Sunday. It said it had "detected and destroyed" 62 different breeding habitats for the Aedes mosquito in private homes and common areas located in the Aljunied Crescent and Sims Drive area, where the nation's first cluster of cases was identified.

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Across the border, a man who had contracted the first known local transmission of Zika virus in Malaysia died on Saturday, a health official said on Facebook, according to Bloomberg.

Experts say it's still too early to tell what the origin of Singapore's Zika would mean for its anxious residents. But the new findings could inject optimism into the small city-state, where volunteers have been scrambling to stamp out mosquito breeding and retailers are working to restock their aisles with insect repellent.

The trace of the virus back to an Asian lineage could potentially imply a lower chance of pregnant Singaporeans delivering children affected by microcephaly, the birth defect associated with Zika in other parts of the world, said one expert. That defect can hinder babies' brain development and result in abnormally small heads.

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"I need to look at the data more closely. But given that it's distanced from the Brazil virus, then certainly the likelihood of microcephaly here will be more distant,” Dr. Leong Hoe Nam, an infectious diseases specialist from Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, told The Straits Times.

Another infectious diseases specialist, Paul Tambyah, told the paper that Zika virus in Southeast Asia dates back to the 1960s. “This is good news because people in the region have higher chances of having built up immunity to a Southeast Asian strain,” the publication reported.

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Horror Flick 'Don't Breathe' Tops Quiet Labor Day Weekend Box Office

The second weekend of horror-thriller “Don't Breathe” is showing plenty of life at an otherwise quiet Labor Day box office with an estimated $19.4 million at 3,051 North American locations for the four days.

Warner Bros. fifth weekend of “Suicide Squad” showed impressive staying power in second place with about $13.6 million for the weekend -- enough for the supervillain tentpole to top the $300 million mark on Monday.

But the holiday proved tough for two new entries into the market. Disney's “The Light Between Oceans” was heading for a modest sixth-place finish with $6.1 million at 1,500 sites and Fox's sci-fi thriller “Morgan” was nearly invisible with $2.4 million at 2,020, leaving it in 18th place.

Monday will also mark the final day for summer box office with the last year's $4.48 billion, according to comScore. That would be about even with last summer's total but 5.5% behind the 2013 record of $4.75 billion. The Labor Day frame is performing better than last year's, when Sony's second weekend of “The War Room” won with $13.3 million over the four days.

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“Don't Breathe” will hit nearly $55 million in its first 11 days and is already in profit for Sony sne , thanks its price tag of less than $10 million. The tale of a home-invasion burglary gone bad is the latest in a long line of strong performers in the horror category this summer, including two New Line entries -- “The Conjuring 2” and “Lights Out” -- Universals' “The Purge: Election Year” and Sony's “The Shallows.”

“Suicide Squad” declined by only 18% during the Friday-Sunday period and has become the eighth title to top the $300 million mark this year.

 

Disney's fourth weekend of fantasy-adventure “Pete's Dragon” was leading the rest of the pack with an estimated $8.9 million for the four days, edging Focus Features' third frame of animated drama “Kubo and the Two Strings” with $8.7 million. Sony's fourth weekend of “Sausage Party” is following in fifth with $6.7 million for a total of nearly $90 million.

Disney's launch of period drama “Oceans” premiered Thursday in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz, the film is the final DreamWorks title being distributed by Disney dis through its Touchstone label with future DreamWorks movie going out through Universal.

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“The Light Between Oceans,” which carries a $20 million production budget, is directed by Derek Cianfrance from his own script based on the M.L. Stedman novel.

“Morgan,” directed by Luke Scott, centers on an intelligent robot -- played by Anya Taylor-Joy -- who attacks one of her creators. The ensemble cast includes Kate Mara, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti.

“Morgan” is a low-risk proposition for Fox with a skimpy $6 million budget. Scott is the son of Ridley Scott and has been a second-unit director on two of his father's recent movies -- “The Martian” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”

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Hanjin Shipping Is Trying to Stop Its Ships From Being Seized

South Korea's Hanjin Shipping plans to take legal action in jurisdictions worldwide to prevent its vessels being seized, as more of its ships were blocked from docking at ports in the wake of its collapse.

As of Monday, 79 Hanjin ships including 61 container ships and 18 bulk carriers have been denied port access, according to South Korea's maritime ministry. That figure includes one vessel seized in Singapore by a creditor, a company spokeswoman said. Hanjin has 141 ships, of which 128 are operating.

At least three U.S. firms have also launched legal action against Hanjin to seize vessels and other assets over unpaid bills.

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The collapse last week of the world's seventh-largest container shipper has caused much agonizing among its clients over the fate of stranded cargo. Whether Hanjin can fend off ship seizures will depend on the jurisdictions involved, lawyers said.

Hanjin vessels are currently carrying cargo worth 16 trillion won ($14.5 billion) belonging to some 8,300 cargo owners, the Korea International Trade Association said, adding that the carrier has unpaid bills amounting to 610 billion won.

As part of its efforts to gain legal protection for its ships, Hanjin has filed a Chapter 15 petition in a U.S. bankruptcy court in New Jersey. It plans to pursue legal action in roughly 10 countries this week and later expand that to 43 jurisdictions, South Korea's financial regulator said.

Many port authorities and port service providers are demanding cash to work on Hanjin ships, the Hanjin spokeswoman said.

Its lead creditor, the state-run Korea Development Bank, met with officials of parent firm Hanjin Group to discuss its commitment to paying fees so stranded ships can enter ports, but did not reach a conclusion, a bank official told Reuters.

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Hanjin is likely to have more recourse against its ships being seized in countries which, like South Korea, have signed the United Nations-backed UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency, which include the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, legal sources said.

“If Hanjin's vessels have been arrested in jurisdictions that have ratified the Model Law then there is a strong chance the arrest will not be successful, although with the caveat that this is always subject to the local practices and the factual situation,” said Steffen Pedersen, partner at law firm Thomas Cooper in Singapore.

Lawyers said it was more uncertain what would happen in jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, China, and Singapore that have not signed the Model law.

Shares in Hanjin Shipping plunged 30% on Monday after trade resumed although they later recouped most of their losses on what appeared to be buying by retail investors. The stock has lost 34% since creditors halted their support last week.

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The ship seized in Singapore, the Hanjin Rome, includes about 50 containers with components for a nuclear power plant under construction in the United Arab Emirates by a consortium led by Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO), according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

The person, who was not authorized to speak to the media about cargo data, declined to be identified.

Hanjin accounts for 7.8% of trans-Pacific trade volume for the U.S. market and a Hanjin bankruptcy would be the largest ever for a container shipper.

Rival Hyundai Merchant Marine is in talks with firms such as Samsung Electronics ssnlf and LG Electronics to carry their cargo, South Korea's Financial Services Commission said on Monday.

Ratings agency Fitch said in a research note that Hanjin Shipping risks should be manageable for South Korea's banks.

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Australian PM Pushes For a 'Strong' Post-Brexit Trade Deal with the UK

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday he wants to negotiate a “very strong” free trade agreement with Britain after it leaves the European Union.

Britain's June decision to leave the 28-country EU sent financial markets into shock in anticipation of a recession as Britain enters a years-long process of tearing itself away from its biggest trading partner and forging a new global economic role.

Britain's economy will suffer as a result of the decision despite signs in recent data that the impact has not been as severe as some predicted, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday on her way to the G20 summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

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Turnbull told reporters that May told the Australians she “remains very grateful for the assistance we are providing, both legislative and in terms of other resources.”

“And of course, from our point of view, getting in to deal with the British early and making sure we can negotiate a very strong, very open free trade agreement once they are actually out of the European Union.”

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Happy Birthday, Beyoncé!

Today is Queen Bey's b-day--she turns 35--and her impact on the music industry and business world this year is cause for celebration.

Her #1 debut album Lemonade is back in the Billboard Top 10 this week after dipping to 14th last week. Her August MTV Music Awards and precluding red carpet walk with adorable daughter Blue Ivy are still the talk of the town. And her legacy as one of the most influential pop stars and business women of our generation was cemented in April with Lemonade's visual album release on HBO and Tidal, the second of its kind to come from Mrs. Knowles-Carter.

Beyonc? long ago figured out how to turn tragedy into triumph.

When details of her self-titled 2013 album were originally leaked earlier that year under the moniker Mrs. Carter, it was panned by some critics for its foreshadowed embrace of the artist's still-new identity as hip-hop mogul Sean “Jay-Z” Carter's wife rather than the trailblazing feminist icon who coined powerful female anthems like Irreplaceable, and Single Ladies and Independent Women from her Destiny's Child days.

She released the same album in December of the same year using only her first name and the internet, little to no conventional marketing, to make it arguably the most successful LP of her career.

Lemonade was released with the same visual album motif--a feature film that amounted to a highly-stylized sequence of music videos for each track. But new was the artist's social justice embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement--several videos on Lemonade and her song Formation prominently feature black women whose loved ones were killed by police--and thinly-veiled, sordid details of the singer's apparent marital strife. Never before had the notoriously-private celebrity revealed so much in her music about her own personal life. It got fans' attention.

What's next for the Queen?

Her Knowles-Carter family recently watched Serena Williams win the U.S. Open, bought a new dog, and is set to celebrate her birthday and Labor Day with First Lady Michelle Obama, according to Us Weekly.

Tickets are still on sale for her Formation world tour, which ends in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 2.

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Burning Man Apparently Took American Class Warfare to a New Stage Last Week

A group of alleged vandals raided one of the Nevada desert's most popular annual Burning Man parties on Wednesday, apparently for reasons that have an elite group of festival goers burning mad.

The San Francisco Chronicle yesterday reported the suspected sabotage that occurred during a party at Burning Man's White Ocean camp on Wednesday may have been committed by a group of anti-rich partygoers upset about their upscale neighbors.

The alleged saboteurs reportedly pulled and cut electric lines, stole people's personal belongings, glued trailer doors shut, and flooded the camp with 200 gallons of water, according to a related Facebook page fb .

White Ocean organizers called it “something we thought would never be possible in OUR Burning Man utopia.”

“This year has been quite the challenge for our camp,” the organizers wrote on Facebook. “Last night's chain of events was an absolute and definitive confirmation that some feel we are not deserving of Burning Man.”

The Burning Man festival was founded in 1986 on a San Francisco beach. The party moved to the Nevada desert between 1989 and 1990.

The weeklong rave and resulting makeshift city known as “the playa” and Black Rock City is famous for drum circles, techno music, dancing, glow sticks, and of course the famous stick effigy set gloriously ablaze every year. It's also known for its bohemian, low-tech, communal culture of art, self-expression, and “radical inclusion.”

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White Ocean is one of many Burning Man “plug and play” parties that have spawned in recent years, founded in 2013 by DJ Paul Oakenfold. It's financed by Ocean Group entrepreneurs Timur Sardarov (whose father, Rashid, is a Russian billionaire) and fellow Ocean Group founder Oliver Ripley, according to the Chronicle.

Organizers expressed on Facebook that their group was targeted for catering to elites even though they help pay the bills that make Burning Man possible. They put out a call for unity with their fellow festival goers, letting them know all were apparently welcome to attend.

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“We provide one of the most state of the art stages on the playa and feed hundreds of non white ocean burners a day,” organizers wrote on Facebook. “Does this qualify as a non-welcoming camp with no contribution to Burning Man?”

It's not the first time class warfare has come to Burning Man. Burning Man 2015 saw similar discussions crop up around a billionaire-funded Camp Caravancicle that according to Bloomberg was meant to “feel something like staying at a pop-up W Hotel.” As the classic rave festival continues to attract the Silicon Valley set, it struggles to balance its original ethos of decommodification and gifting with the splendor associated with the festival's deep pocketed party-goers.

“We will absolutely not let this pathetic violation stop what we came here to do,” the White Ocean organizers said in their post. “We came here to unite people through music and love… Please join us at our White Ocean stage and help us celebrate life through music. In doing so together, we can make these foolish acts of hate as minuscule as a particle of dust on our beloved playa.”

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Ecclestone Could Stay On If Formula One Sale Proceeds

A takeover of Formula One by Liberty Media, rumoured to be imminent, could be good news for the sport but Bernie Ecclestone is likely to remain at the helm for some time yet, paddock insiders said on Sunday.

German magazine auto motor und sport reported at the Italian Grand Prix that the first of two tranches of payment in an $8.5 billion deal were expected to be paid on Tuesday. Liberty Media declined to comment.

The publication also quoted Ecclestone as saying his future role would be his decision.

Channel Four television pundit Eddie Jordan, a former team owner, said completion of the deal could force Ecclestone out but others doubted any departure would be rushed.

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“There is obviously a lot of speculation going on. I sincerely hope it is not Bernie's last race and I don't believe it will be,” Red Bull team principal Christian Horner told reporters.

“It could be a really exciting deal for Formula One if it happens…but for a new group to come in without him being there would be very difficult, so I'd assume he'll be around for some time.”

Horner, who is close to Ecclestone and has been tipped in the past as a possible successor, said it was clear discussions were going on but everything remained conjecture until something was signed.

Austrian Niki Lauda, the retired triple world champion who raced for Ecclestone in the 1970s and is non-executive chairman of dominant Mercedes, said the Briton would be at the next race.

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“This I can tell you. He will be in Singapore (on Sept. 18),” he told Reuters.

Ecclestone said before Sunday's race that “honestly, sincerely” he did not know whether Liberty were buying into the sport and had nothing more to say.

The 85-year-old met Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler head Sergio Marchionne along with Donald Mackenzie, co-chairman of rights holders CVC Capital Partners, at Monza.

Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche, whose Mercedes team have won 13 of 14 races this season, also spent time with Ecclestone in his paddock motorhome.

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“If there is an investor that wants to buy the shares it is good news for Formula One,” said Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolf.

“Maybe it is good news that an American media company buys Formula One. I don't know what happens in terms of management,” he added.

“There are things we can learn from the American way, particularly in digital areas.”

Formula One's biggest shareholders are CVC, with a 35.5% stake, and U.S. fund manager Waddell & Reed with 20.9%. Ecclestone holds 5.3% and the family Bambino Trust has another 8.5%.

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OpenOffice Contemplates Shutdown Amid Volunteer Drought

OpenOffice, the free, open-source Microsoft Office alternative, could be shut down if more developers can't be recruited to support the project and keep the software secure. Dennis E. Hamilton, a volunteer vice president of the project, outlined the situation, and the process of the hypothetical shutdown, in an email to OpenOffice developers on Thursday.

The immediate problem is that, according to Hamilton's email, that team now consists of only about six core members. The dearth of volunteers willing to give time to the project has made it impossible even to promptly fix known security vulnerabilities. Hamilton writes that there is little prospect of attracting more talent, and that a shutdown is "a serious possibility."

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According to Ars Technica, OpenOffice has lost volunteers in part to LibreOffice, a fork of OpenOffice that debuted in 2011, and has since seen a much more robust release schedule than OpenOffice. Hamilton also wrote that the available pool of developers is "aging" (Hamilton himself has been developing software since 1958) and that working on OpenOffice isn't "much of a resume builder" for developers.

OpenOffice has its roots in Sun Microsystems, which in August of 1999 acquired Star Division, makers of an office suite called Star Office, for a total of $73.5 million. Sun's plan at the time was to use Star Office to sell its server systems, offering the server-dependent client for free.

In October of 1999, Sun released the StarOffice source code, and launched OpenOffice.org to support community development, with Sun employees also making contributions. OpenOffice was a success with the public, though it didn't unseat Microsoft from its office-software throne, or halt the broader transition away from the client-server software model.

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When Sun was acquired by Oracle in 2011, the OpenOffice project was handed off to the Apache Software Foundation, but many developers left to launch and support the LibreOffice spinoff. One reason that LibreOffice has thrived is that while OpenOffice's license allows LibreOffice to incorporate its code, OpenOffice can't borrow in the other direction. In response to Hamilton's message, one longtime OpenOffice developer also argued that management of the project under Apache has been more restrictive, and that the project's public relations has been inadequate.

That certainly seems to be reflected in the current state of the OpenOffice website--the most recent blog post, announcing the release of OpenOffice version 4.1.2, is from October of 2015.

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