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Taiwan's 2020 Tang Prize Laureate Wang Gungwu to Talk about the Many Faces of Sinology

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:00pm

The Tang Prize Foundation and National Chengchi University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Sinology, scheduled to take place from 2p.m.

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  • The Tang Prize Foundation and National Chengchi University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Sinology, scheduled to take place from 2p.m.
  • Prof. Wang Gungwu, 2020 Tang Prize winner in Sinology and world authority on the study of the Chinese overseas, will speak on the topic, "The High Road to Pluralist Sinology."
  • The Tang Prize in Sinology recognizes the study of Sinology in its broadest sense, which encompasses not only Chinese philology, linguistics, literature and art but also Chinese thought and history.
  • It is for all these achievements that he was awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Sinology.

SPS improve ID card security thanks to CMI+, increasing the support for additional government emblems on the micro module

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 5:00am

This is done by removing material in the micro module's center and also by adding symbols in previously unattainable locations.

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  • This is done by removing material in the micro module's center and also by adding symbols in previously unattainable locations.
  • CMI+ is already available for SPS Dual8, for dual interface cards, and Hybrid8, for hybrid cards, with a gold or silver finish.
  • The new CMI+ security feature builds upon the longstanding expertise of SPS in physical security for ID documents.
  • Dominique Charrie, SPS Marketing Director for government products, explains: "Fighting against counterfeiting has been the essence of SPS technology development for many years.

PG&E Reminds Our Customers to Have a Safe Fourth of July Holiday

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:00pm

Thats especially true this year, when the hot temperatures and dry weather combine with the cancellation of public fireworks shows and parades due to COVID-19.

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  • Thats especially true this year, when the hot temperatures and dry weather combine with the cancellation of public fireworks shows and parades due to COVID-19.
  • PG&E values the health and safety of our customers and the communities that we serve.
  • Many beaches and parks will be closed due to COVID-19, which means those that remain open could be crowded.
  • Customers with generators should make sure they are properly installed by a licensed electrician in a well-ventilated area.

Common Fireworks Release Toxic Metals Into the Air

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

These metals, which are used to give fireworks their vibrant color, also damage human cells and animal lungs.

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  • These metals, which are used to give fireworks their vibrant color, also damage human cells and animal lungs.
  • Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study showed harmful levels of lead in two of 12 types of commercially-available fireworks sampled.
  • They found that levels of toxic metals were higher in samples taken near Independence Day and New Year's Eve celebrations than at any other time of the year.
  • Gordon cautions that the current investigation is a first step, only addressing the potential effects of one-time exposure to the fireworks metals.

Fourth of July 2020: Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Alabama and South Carolina Top States for Firework use

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 1:05pm

With July 4th nearly upon us, here are the key findings:

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  • With July 4th nearly upon us, here are the key findings:
    Which States Spend the Most on Fireworks?
  • Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Alabama and South Carolina spent between $51.1 Million to $18.9 Million on fireworks.
  • On a per capita basis, Missouri, Alabama, Kansas, Wyoming and South Carolina topped the nation for firework use.
  • Most Fireworks Come from China: The United States imports most of its fireworks from China, which accounted for nearly 96% of all imports.

Group successfully launches world-record firework

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:36am

We had to work closely with these people to ensure that our firework posed absolutely no danger to people, wildlife or structures in the area, Borden said.

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  • We had to work closely with these people to ensure that our firework posed absolutely no danger to people, wildlife or structures in the area, Borden said.
  • I would also like to thank my wife, and the teams families, for their patience and constant support during this time-consuming project.
  • The shell was more than seven inches thick, and the mortar used to launch the shell was 26 feet long.
  • I really cant answer that question, other than to say, whatever it is, I hope to do it with this same bunch of guys.

Des-Case introduces the most complete varnish removal and prevention system on the market.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:00am

"This is the most complete varnish removal and prevention system on the market.

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  • "This is the most complete varnish removal and prevention system on the market.
  • It removes oxidation by-products and prevents varnish formation during the cool down," said Jon Haworth, Vice President of Research & Development at Des-Case.
  • "The long fiber cellulose / PP cartridges in this system are specially designed for the removal of varnish by-products which are dissolved in the fluid.
  • Due to its modular design, you can choose from a variety of housing lengths or combine multiple housings for a larger system.

Must Watch on New Year’s Eve: Iceland’s Incredible Fireworks Display!

Monday, December 30, 2019 - 9:00pm

Head to facebook.com/icelandnaturally at 6:45 p.m. EST on December 31 to watch more than 200,000 Icelanders ring in the new year with a world renowned fireworks display.

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  • Head to facebook.com/icelandnaturally at 6:45 p.m. EST on December 31 to watch more than 200,000 Icelanders ring in the new year with a world renowned fireworks display.
  • Since Iceland is several hours ahead of North America, you can watch the celebrations before yours even begin!
  • The majority of proceeds from fireworks sales in and around Reykjavk go to Icelands volunteer rescue group, Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR).
  • During the holiday, there are no fireworks restrictions in Iceland, which means thousands of Icelanders throughout Reykjavk are able to buy fireworks to support ICE-SAR.

Acclaimed Educators and Best-Selling Authors of "The Wild Card," Hope and Wade King, Launch Follow Up Book, "The Wild Card Kids: Journey to Magic"

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 12:59pm

In The Wild Card: 7 Steps for an Educator's Creative Breakthrough, Hope and Wade King helped educators draw on their authentic selves, their past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies and strengths to deliver their content creatively.

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  • In The Wild Card: 7 Steps for an Educator's Creative Breakthrough, Hope and Wade King helped educators draw on their authentic selves, their past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies and strengths to deliver their content creatively.
  • The Wild Card Kids: Journey to Magic teaches the soft skills needed to develop a successful mindset for students.
  • In The Wild Card Kids: Journey to Magic, five kids find a mysterious deck of cardsand are plunged into a strange new world.
  • They carry with them the deck's wild card, which provides both clues and challenges they must overcome on their journey.

MPs demand action against irresponsible fireworks use

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 12:04am

The Petitions Committee has today launched its landmark report calling on the Government to take action on irresponsible fireworks use and improve industry regulation.

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  • The Petitions Committee has today launched its landmark report calling on the Government to take action on irresponsible fireworks use and improve industry regulation.
  • One petition that received more than 307,000 signatories called for the Government to Ban the sale of fireworks to the public.
  • The inquiry also collected evidence from the RSPCA, the British Fireworks Association, the National Police Chiefs Council, and the National Fire Chiefs Council.
  • The Government should act quickly to close a loophole around the storage by retailers of up to 5kg of fireworks without a licence.