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With this module you can quickly build tailor-made data collection systems with
removable memory that can be read by a personal computer. It is an ideal way to save
time and money designing custom loggers.

The 2020F computer card carries a 2020CM2 PCMCIA piggyback adapter. Add
removable Flash-ATA, Compact Flash, RAM or hard disk memory cards as appropriate
to the application. The amount of data you can collect is limited only by card capacity.
Data collected can be simply copied as a Windows file to your laptop or office hard disk
(card drives for your personal computer are available, both internal and for connection
to the parallel port). Alternatively recover data by connecting the module to a parallel
printer, or send the information through a serial port, perhaps to a modem or over a
telephone or radio link.
Unlike PC solutions, the emphasis is on low power. The Flash or hard disk card is
electrically disconnected most of the time. It is not even in standby: it consumes
nothing. The software is written so that the storage card powers up as infrequently as
possible. Between data readings the system itself may be put into standby so the Data
Logger Module will consume less than 200µA most of the time.
A cache RAM on the 2020 ensures that the storage card does not have to power up
very often. Eventually it will fill and in only 5 seconds a hard disk will spin-up, the
computer will dump half a megabyte of data to disk, and the module will go back to
standby. This short and infrequent operation takes a current of about 170mA at 12V for
a hard disk but the long-term average remains in microamps. Solid-state Flash solutions
are even faster, have lower operational current, and are as rugged as possible.




                                       Automotive



Revised, refined, and expanded model range, now with four engine options, on sale
from September.

New 2.0 litre diesel is the first diesel designed by its producer. The four-cylinder engine
features double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, turbocharging and
intercooling and common-rail direct injection.
Tailored specifically for this model, the compact and lightweight 1,998cc, 404
turbodiesel produces 130ps (96kW) and 330Nm of torque. For short periods, an
„overboost‟ function allows up to 350Nm of torque, providing greater reserves of
overtaking performance.

With impressive „real world‟ flexibility, the model 2.0D delivers strong in-gear
performance and effortless cruising ability.
Steering and suspension tuning are optimised, with spring, damper and roll bar settings
tuned to minimise ride and handling differences between diesel and petrol models.
The traditional craftsmanship is combined with technological innovation and advanced
safety technologies.


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                                          Oil & Gas

       Testing of GSL containment seal during operation


Other manufacturers and users of dry-running containment seals use or have
recommended testing procedures to evaluate the condition of the containment seal in
field service. The GSL can be tested during field service as well, but it is not required
and we do not recommend it as a standard practice. The reasons are as follows:

      Whereas competitive designs may have high face wear and significant
       deterioration of sealing ability over relatively short operating periods, GSL face
       wear is very low and will far exceed any normal rotating equipment life.

      Competitive designs may have low hydraulic balances. Their low balance ratios
       reduce or eliminate their ability to overcome dynamic gasket hangup with
       increases in pressure after some time in operation. The GSL face designs
       incorporate high hydraulic balance which provides a strong closing force
       (pistoning) with increasing pressure. This enables the seal to overcome any
       possible dynamic gasket hangup if that should occur.

If testing is performed, the arrangement shown in Figure 1 and the following procedure
may be used. This will vary depending on individual piping, instrumentation, and
operating requirement. Care should be exercised at all times to observe all plant safety
procedures.




                                        PRESSURE GAGE
                                        0-25 psig [0-2 barg]
       ROTAMETER
       0-1000 ml/min              Check                        BLOCK VALVE
                                  valve                        FLARE CONNECTION
                                                               (IF USED)
       PRESSURE
       REGULATOR
                           RELIEF VALVE         BLEED              BACKUP SEAL
                           15 psig [1 barg]     VALVE              CAVITY



                       NITROGEN
                       SOURCE                                  BLOCK VALVE
                                                               DRAIN
                                                               CONNECTION




                                              Figure 1




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                                  Telecommunications



Although the integration of voice and data using only one network via PDXs seems a
natural step to take, it requires careful planning, and the management or corporate
structure often assigns communications needs and data needs to different groups within
in a company, so maintaining the separation between these services. Also, in an
environment where there may be much data traffic with a very dynamic and
unpredictable traffic profile, it may be unwise to switch voice traffic with data in case
voice suffers at the cost of high bursts of data.

Another reason is that many data LANs are bus based - Ethernet remains the most
widely used LAN environment - while the PDX based approach is naturally a star
topology. With a LAN such as Ethernet, there is inherently a CL mode of operation while
PDXs are circuit switches. It is likely that if PDXs are incorporated in to such a LAN
environment they will be used to interconnect LAN segments.
Circuit switching will continue in widespread use all over world -- the world's telephone
networks are circuit switched. Data requirements are often of a bursty nature and this is
often because the exchange of data, unlike most phone calls, can often have very
different data rates depending on direction. For instance, a user querying a database
will probably make, for instance, simple menu choices which will result in the database
providing much data in answer to his/her queries. This kind of data transfer is best
suited to packet data, and can be facilitated by a packet switching exchange (PSE).
PSEs switch data by considering the header data provided as part of each packet.


                                      Constructions



These wall panels provide 36” width coverage with a decorative shadow line and semi-
concealed fasteners. Rib height is 1 ¼” on 12” centers.
Basic Use: A wall panel system for new or retrofit construction.
Materials: Architectural III wall panels are 29, 26, 24 and 22 gage 80,000 psi, either G90
zinc-coated (galvanized) or AZ50 aluminium-zinc alloy-coated steel. An embossed finish
is available as an option.
Architectural III panels are attached to the secondary framing members by self-drilling
carbon steel screws, No. 12 x 1 1/4" hex washer head, cadmium or zinc plated.
Architectural III panel sidelaps are stitched with selfdrilling carbon steel screws, No. 14 x
7/8" cadmium or zinc plated. Fasteners are normally color coordinated with a premium
coating system that protects against corrosion and weathering. Maximum insulation
thickness allowed with these panels is 6”.

The Architectural III panel has been tested in accordance with Air Infiltration, ASTM E
283 and Water Penetration, ASTM E331. This panel has received a Class A fire rating
when tested in accordance with test procedure ASTM E108.

Installation should be performed in accordance with the Company's manuals and
building erection drawings, and should be by a qualified installer using proper tools and
equipment. Systems are installed only by the Company‟s Authorized Builders.

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                                       Electronics



A mode switch on the CCC-301R/L/M rear-panel is used to identify camera data format.
The CCC-301R/L/M receives parallel digital camera data on the 68-pin camera
connector per the AIA digital interface standard and maps the pixel data into the
corresponding Camera LinkTM “base” configuration format. The CCC supports single-
channel (monochrome) cameras with 8/10/12/14/16-bit pixels, dual-channel 8/10-bit
cameras, and 8-bit color cameras. Four mode switch positions are used to indicate
camera data format. Switch settings are defined in Section 1.3.1. Camera timing signal
characteristics are selected using the rear-panel mode switch. One switch position is
used to select the polarity of the line valid signal, and a second switch position is used
to select the polarity of the frame valid signal. In most cases, a “high” state on the line
enable and frame enable signals is used to envelope valid lines and frames of video
data, respectively. The settings enable the user to select either active-high or active-low
polarities for each timing signal. Note that the frame enable signal is not used in line
scan applications. Switch settings are defined in Section 1.3.1. Camera pixel clock
characteristics are selected using the rear-panel mode switch. One switch position is
used to select which pixel clock edge, rising or falling, is used to sample the data and
timing signals received from the camera. A second switch position is used to enable the
CCC301R/L/M clock multiplier circuit. The clock multiplier supports the use of camera
with pixel clock frequency below the Camera LinkTM 20MHz minimum. For cameras
with pixel clocks in the 10-19.99 MHz range, the clock multiplier is used to double the
clock frequency. The result is a 2x oversampling of camera data and timing signals sent
to the Camera LinkTM frame grabber.



                                          Travel

The West Central Coast of the United States - Highway 1

The Golden City, where Europe and the Americas have joined Asia and the Pacific
Basin to create a jewel of a city. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and watch the mist
roll in. Visit Alcatraz, take a cable car, hang out on the waterfront, eat Dim Sum in
Chinatown.

And that‟s what Jack Kerouac did in „On the Road‟, which he drafted at 29 Russell
Place, Russian Hill, San Francisco. Time to follow suit and explore the coastline. First
stop Santa Cruz, famous for its Boardwalk, the oldest beachfront amusement park on
the West Coast, its surfing museum and its attraction to new age healing (truly
Californian).

Up the road from Santa Cruz are the Ano Nuevo State Reserve, home to countless
elephant seals and the deserted Steele Ranch. Founded in 1861, the Steele brothers
developed a successful dairy operation that continued for 80 years and was the biggest
cheese producer on the West Coast.




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                                      Engineering



Quality 4-stroke engines

ALPHA uses both OHV and side valve engines in their water pump line-up.
Transistorized pointless ignition systems are virtually maintenance free. They offer easy
starting under all conditions.
Mufflers are the quiet type, with heat shields covering the entire muffler for added
safety.
Easy starting is accomplished by automatic decompression that reduces the pulling
force required when starting the engine.



Pump features
Aluminium pump housing reduces the overall weight of the unit.
The inlet flapper valve allows the pump case to be filled without the water flowing out of
the suction opening. This reduces the priming time. The flapper also prevents siphoning
after the engine is shut down. The pump case drain and fill plugs are a special plastic.
They don't corrode to the case and they don't swell. They are easily removed with your
fingers. O-rings back each plug for a better seal.
Most ALPHA pumps contain a heavy-duty cast iron impeller and volute to resist wear.
Additionally, the impeller is shimmed for easy impeller-volute clearance adjustment to
maintain maximum pump performance. BETA TT series trash pumps also feature a
replaceable stainless steel volute wear plate. Most general-purpose models contain a
durable and easy-to-service ceramic-carbon mechanical water seal. WD and WT
models offer silicone-carbide mechanical seals to better withstand mild abrasives.
Most models also include a full tubular frame to protect the pump from damage. The
frame also provides convenient lifting points.

All gasoline-powered pumps are equipped with ALPHA OHV commercial grade or OHC
premium residential engines. All meet EPA and CARB emission levels and most carry a
two-year limited warranty for non-commercial use.




                                         Legal

This ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT made this 5th day of April, by and between
X Ltd., hereinafter “Assignor”, having its principal office at, _______________
and Y Ltd., hereinafter “Assignee”, having its principal office at _____________,

in consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained and other good and valuable
consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, witnesseth:
WHEREAS, Assignor entered into a Contract with the State of …., hereinafter State,
identified as ______________, hereinafter “Contract”;
WHEREAS, the Contract has an expiration date of ___________, as may be extended
as permitted therein;


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WHEREAS, Assignor wishes to assign all of its rights and obligations under the
Contract to Assignee; and
WHEREAS, the Contract requires the prior written consent of the Director, Division of
Purchase and Property, Department of Treasury, State of ….., for the assignment
thereof, See Section 4.1 of the Standard Terms and Conditions.
NOW THEREFORE, Assignor and Assignee agree as follows:
1. Assignor and Assignee hereby agree that the Assignor shall assign all its right, title,
and interest, and delegate all its obligations responsibilities and duties, in and to the
Contract, to Assignee.
2. Assignee hereby accepts the assignment of all of Assignor‟s obligations
responsibilities and duties under the Contract and all of Assignor‟s right, title and
interest in and to the Contract.
3. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Assignor agrees to defend and indemnify the State
from any and all claims, actions, judgments, liabilities, proceedings and costs, including
reasonable attorneys‟ fees and other costs of defense and damages, resulting from
Assignor‟s performance prior to the assignment of the contract and resulting from
Assignee‟s performance after the assignment of the Contract, provided however, that
after the assignment of the Contract the State shall first look to Assignee to satisfy all
claims, actions, judgments, liabilities, proceedings and costs, including reasonable
attorneys‟ fees and other costs of defense and damages resulting from Assignee‟s
performance.
4. Assignee agrees to indemnify the State from any and all claims, actions, judgments,
liabilities, proceedings and costs, including reasonable attorneys‟ fees and other costs
of defense and damages, resulting from Assignee‟s performance after the assignment
of the Contract.
5. The State in executing its consent to this Assignment, does not release Assignor from
any claims or remedies it may have against Assignor under the Contract.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties set their hands and seals as of the date first
above written by their duly authorized representatives.




                                       Economics



After a buoyant start to the year, the dollar seems headed for a tumble

THERE was a time, not long ago, when economists and those who dabble in the
foreign-exchange market could find scarcely a good thing to say about the dollar. Last
year, John Snow, America's treasury secretary, even managed to transform his
country's long-standing strong-dollar policy into a weak-dollar one. All this greatly
irritated Europeans, especially; as the euro rose, international meetings of the great and
the good were dominated by cross discussions about the beleaguered buck.
Newspapers, including this one, were full of gloomy headlines suggesting that the
greenback would, indeed should, fall farther.
So it did, for a while: by early January, the dollar was worth a quarter less, in trade-
weighted terms, than it had been two years before. But when everyone is betting that a
market will go one way, it often goes the other. By mid-May, the dollar had risen by 8%,
bucked up, as it were, by the Bank of Japan, which bought ¥14.8 trillion ($138 billion) of
foreign exchange in the first quarter, almost all of it dollars, in comfortably the largest-

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ever act of intervention by a central bank. Then, quietly, the dollar started to drop. By
July 6th, it had fallen by 4.3% from its high. Not surprisingly, perhaps: the dollar's
prospects look even worse now than they did last year.
The dollar's recent decline may seem puzzling, for it began while expectations were
mounting that the Federal Reserve was about to put up interest rates. The decline has
continued since those expectations were confirmed on June 30th. Rising interest rates,
you might have thought, would halt any such decline.




                                        Medicine

Worldwide, more than a million women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year,
accounting for a tenth of all new cancers and 23% of all female cancer cases.
Incidence rates vary considerably, with the highest rates in the developed world and the
lowest rates in Africa and Asia. Around 361,000 cases occur each year in Europe and
210,000 in the USA. The lowest European rates are in Eastern and Southern Europe
and the highest are in Denmark, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands. The estimated
incidence of breast cancer in 2004 in the US was reported to be 217,440 with
40,580 deaths expected during that year.

Approximately 15% of the new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed at an advanced
stage, and depending on stage, grade and treatment modalities, 20-80% of all invasive
breast cancer patients eventually need treatment for a relapse. Combination
chemotherapies for patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease are generally
considered the standard of care, although the benefit of combination therapy as
compared to single agent therapy continues to be discussed. Combination therapies
show statistically significant advantage for tumor response and time to progression,
modest improvement in overall survival, but significantly higher toxicity, as compared to
single agent therapies. Combinations, including anthracyclines, doxorubicin, epirubicin
or an analogue, mitoxantrone, have produced response rates of 40%-60%, and are
considered the most efficacious first line chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer.
After the introduction of taxanes in the 1990s, due to their high efficacy, they rapidly
became an important part of breast cancer treatment. A meta-analysis of 21 trials
comparing taxane chemotherapy regimens to non-taxane combinations indeed
indicates that taxanes improve overall survival, time to progression, and overall
response rates in patients with metastatic breast cancer. However, initial responses in
general last between 8 and 14 months, and disease progression is inevitable. Among
patients treated with systemic chemotherapy at a single institution, 16.6% achieved
complete responses, but only 3.1% remained in complete remission for more than five
years.




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