Ladies Ski Jackets: Functional And Fashionable Winter Wear

By William Skipin

The winter basks the world with the glorious whiteness of snow that brings extreme coldness. It is during this season that ladies ski jackets become a matter of necessity not just of whim. They are very functional and fashionable wear that they have become favorites among:

– Women who are into skiing either as competitors, coaches, guides, trainers, and even simple aficionados

– Working women who have to go out of the comfort of their homes in spite of the biting cold because of tasks and responsibilities at work. This group of women also includes those who need the most the ladies ski jackets because their work requires exposure to weather such as female truck drivers, carpenter, and lumber cutters.

– Teenage ladies who have to attend school, work on part-time basis, or do any errand for the family.

– Women who are into outdoor sports like hiking, cycling, and mountain climbing.

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– Ladies who love to don fashionable winter clothing to work, school, or any casual social gathering.

– Elderly women who need maximum cold protection regardless of location because the cold could cause them so much pain in the form of arthritis and rheumatism.

Types of Ladies Ski Jackets

Manufacturers of ladies ski jackets offer a wide variety that women of any size, color, age, occupation, and fashion sense could choose from. There are types though that have become classic in design and style because most women find them useful and stylish. Some of these types are:

– Fera Dakota is a middle-length parka with a goggle pocket, ski pass pocket that could be retracted, and electronics pocket. It enhances the woman’s figure and hugs the body well thus eliminating extra space and volume.

– Confluence jacket is a parka with reinforcements of laminated membranes that seal out the moist and coldness. It has a powder skirt and drawstrings.

– Hip- and urban-styled jacket that has a fur-lined hood that will surely keep your ears and face well-covered

– Flash jacket is a lightweight in terms of bulk and weight but a heavyweight in terms of compactness and thermal insulation. It keeps well the body heat in and the external cold out. It is quite fit for extreme cold activities such as skiing.

– Tweed insulated jackets are appropriate for outdoor and indoor use. Its design compliments and complements any business attire.

– Insulated ski jackets that could be worn during skiing events and even during other outdoor activities. They will suit well the needs of sporty women who love to conquer the outdoor tennis courts during cold weather.

They are all built for cold weather from mild to extreme. Their durability is beyond expectation because they are made of materials that do not easily wear and tear. Their colors vary. There are ladies ski jackets that are black, white, pastel colored like pink and baby blue, and even bright-colored ones like red, orange, and green. They come in varying sizes too. There jackets designed to fit the built of big women as well.

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Wikinews 2020: An ‘Original reporting’ year in review

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Friday, January 1, 2021

After an active year of original content published on the English-language Wikinews, we take a look back at some of the two dozen-plus original reports from our contributors during 2020.

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Three die in Cornwall, UK caravan park of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Carbon monoxide poisoning is thought to have been the cause of the deaths of three people and one Jack Russell dog in a caravan park in Cornwall in South West England. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) were alerted to the incident in Tremarle Home Park in the town of Camborne at 12:56 UTC on Saturday.

We have seen a big increase in the number of carbon monoxide incidents in Cornwall over recent years

Inspector David Eldridge said Devon and Cornwall Police were alerted to the caravan park incident after “a helper had been unable to get a reply from an elderly couple who lived in the caravan”. He said that upon their arrival, “We were able to see that there was a figure sat in a chair but they were unresponsive to knocks at the door.” CFRS workers called to the area “forced entry into the property and found that the three occupants were all dead”, Inspector Eldridge said. A hazardous material advisor was also present at the scene in North Roskear. The Health and Safety Executive is now investigating the incident but the deaths are not considered as being of a suspicious nature.

The three fatalities have been identified as Audrey Cook, aged 86, her husband Alfred, aged 90, and Maureen, their 46-year-old daughter. David Biggs, a member of Camborne Town Council, said the incident came as “a shock” to him; Tremarle Home Park is “a well established facility and is very well run”, according to him. Biggs described the loss of three lives as an “appalling tragedy”.

The incident came five days after Cornwall Council announced its Family Placement Service would launch a joint venture with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service to place carbon monoxide detectors in the houses of foster carers. The programme, entitled ‘Be Gas Safe’, has seen 200 carbon monoxide detectors and 2000 leaflets to raise awareness about carbon monoxide being given to CFRS. Mark Blatchford, Group Manager of CFRS, said: “We have seen a big increase in the number of carbon monoxide incidents in Cornwall over recent years”. He described carbon monoxide detectors as being “as important as a smoke alarm as it provides a valuable early warning”.

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, colourless, tasteless and odourless gas which is created when such carbon-based fuels as oil, gas, coal and wood are not completely incinerated. The human body’s capacity to hold oxygen in the blood can be reduced by inhalation of the gas, which in turn may cause death. The Gas Safe Register has said dizziness, headaches, queasiness, lack of ability to breathe, fainting and losing consciousness are all symptoms of a person experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Expedition 27 crew successfully returns to Earth

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Expedition 27 crew returned to Earth safely from the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday. The crew landed in Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft, the same craft they launched on last December.

The crew, consisting of commander Dmitri Kondratyev and flight engineers Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli, spent approximately five months in space aboard the ISS.

After landing, recovery teams helped the crew exit their Soyuz capsule and adjust to surface gravity again. While Kondratyev returned to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Coleman and Nespoli returned to Houston, Texas.

While in space the crew worked on over 150 microgravity experiments and saw the arrival of several spacecraft: a Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle, two Russian Progress cargo ships, the European Johannes Kepler ATV and the space shuttles Discovery and Endeavour on their final flights.

This was Russian cosmonaut and commander Dimitri Kondratyev’s first spaceflight, the third for NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, and the second for European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

The crew of STS-134 and Expedition 28 remain aboard the ISS. Three new crew members are expected to launch on June 7 to join their colleagues aboard the orbital outpost.

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Replacing Your Auto Glass

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byAlma Abell

Colorado Springs, CO is no stranger to drivers with fun cars. In fact there are so many drivers that enjoy the road that there is a huge market for auto glass. Colorado Springs, CO, mechanics have shops with portfolios of custom glass and temper fiber shades for windshields and side windows for cars. Most people are not strangers to the possibilities of custom shades for their cars. Most states in the United States of America have set guidelines on how tinted the windows can be. These laws allow officers to feel more comfortable approaching a car after pulling it over. If a resident has a window that is too tinted then they might have to find more suitable windows for replacing.

Replacing the windows of a car

When it comes to auto glass, Colorado Springs, CO drivers know there are many reasons to replace a window. Sometimes it is important to replace a cloudy window or a scratched window, not just because it is hard to see through, but also for a cosmetic upgrade to the car. Drivers need to feel they are driving in a nice, functional and fun to drive car. They look for many ways to upgrade their car like seat lining, manual sticks, rims, and more. Although finding new windows is more expensive and harder to do, there is still a huge need for auto glass. Colorado Springs, CO drivers need a clear and reliable window to look in that will also keep in the heat and cool air in the car.

Finding a mechanic

The toughest thing in replacing a window is finding an expert in the area for auto glass. Colorado Springs, CO has many mechanics, oil changing places, and wheel repairs and replacement shops. There aren’t that many people that know about auto glass. Colorado Springs, CO drivers understand the huge market that is there however they lack the people that can truly offer the service.

Finding help with replacing or repairing windows is the only difficult part of auto glass. Colorado Springs, CO drivers must look on the Internet for clues to some of these experts in glass and detailing. When one of these people are found, it is even harder to find an affordable one.

Finding an affordable glass repair professional

To find someone that is an expert in auto glass, Colorado Springs, CO drivers need to understand the Internet. Looking online and calling people about their services is the only real way. Driving from place to place is something that is not done anymore because it is way too time consuming. Today it would only take about 3 min vs. the 3 to 4 hours it would take to drive from one place to another. Online people can read reviews, find out about services, and even speak to mechanics online or on the phone.

The Internet allows many people to find ways to get more information about auto glass. Colorado Springs, CO drivers use these tools to make sure they get the best help they can get.

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2006 U.S. Congressional Elections

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

As of 10:00 p.m EST November 8, 2006, the Democratic Party is projected to have gained control of both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate in the 2006 United States general elections. MSNBC projects that the Democrats now control 234 seats in the House of Representatives, 16 more seats than the 218 needed to control the House of Representatives as all 435 seats were up for election. In the Senate, where the balance of power is closer, one-third of all seats were up for grab. As of 10:00 p.m. EST, AP and Reuters were projecting that the Democrats had picked up all six seats they needed to retake the Senate, including the seats of incumbents Rick Santorum (Penn.), Lincoln Chafee (R.I.), Jim Talent (Missouri), Mike DeWine (Ohio), John Tester (Montana), and Jim Webb (VA). The Tester victory by less than 3,000 votes was projected at approximately 2 p.m. EST after the State of Montana announced the results of overnight recounts. Democrat Jim Webb has prevailed in that race by slightly more than 7,000 votes, though his opponent has not conceded and a recount may still occur.

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Plane crashes into office block in Austin, Texas

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

A small plane crashed into a building, which was one of the Echelon office complex, in north Austin, Texas this morning at 09:56 local time (1456 UTC).

Federal officials say the plane owner was Joseph Andrew Stack III; presumed to be the pilot who set his house on fire on the 1800 block of Dapplegrey Lane in north Austin an hour earlier. He then drove to Georgetown Municipal Airport, approximately 20 miles away, took off and then crashed his private plane into the Echelon complex.

The Federal Aviation Authority indicated the light aircraft was a Piper Cherokee PA-28, as did news reports and eye witnesses. The FAA said the plane had no flight plan and was under Visual Flight Rules.

Mr. Stack committed suicide, and a suicide note has been located. Mr. Stack’s suicide note mentions anti-government and anti-corporate ideals, as well as problems with the Internal Revenue Service and that he lost money in the Enron scandal. Although the incident was intentional, a Department of Homeland Security official said that terrorism is not suspected. The online host of the note, T35 Hosting, later removed it in its entirety after the FBI requested its censorship. However, Wikinews has preserved the full text of the letter.

Austin Fire Department reported around 1100 local time (1600 UTC) that two people were transported to local hospitals and one was unaccounted for. One man was admitted at a local hospital under serious condition for smoke inhalation. The other man suffered from second-degree burns on 25% of his back and has been transported by helicopter to Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio and is said to be in stable condition.

The seven-story Echelon Building One is located on 9430 Research Boulevard and contains Internal Revenue Service offices. The Echelon building complex houses a number of federal offices, including Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Research Boulevard is the service road of U.S. Route 183. The incident has caused severe backups on both Research Boulevard and Route 183.

A witness told The Austin Statesman that he saw the plane flying lower than usual, then it made a sharp turn and hit the building.

An Austin County EMS official, James Shamard, said that smoke is visible from at least a mile from the crash site. Another official for the Austin Fire Department said that two persons who were working in the building are still unaccounted for.

MSNBC reports that there was some form of domestic dispute between Mr. Stack and his wife before the incident. He then reportedly used gasoline to light his house on fire. When the fire department arrived, they rescued his wife and teenage daughter.

According to Jerry Cullen, a pilot and former flight instructor who witnessed the crash, the plane was traveling at high speed at time of impact.

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Cars big winner as 34th Annual Annie Awards handed out

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Cars drove home the big prize last night, from the 34th Annual Annie Awards. The animation industry’s highest honor, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annies recognise contributions to animation, writing, directing, storyboarding, voice acting, composing, and much more.

As mentioned, Pixar took home the big prize last night, after facing stiff competition from four other Happy Feet, Monster House, Open Season, and Over the Hedge.

But the biggest winner of the night didn’t get a “Best Animated Feature” nod at all. Flushed Away won five feature animation categories including Animated Effects (Scott Cegielski), Character Animation (Gabe Hordos), Production Design (Pierre-Olivier Vincent), Voice Acting (Sir Ian McKellan as Toad), Writing (Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Chris Lloyd, Joe Keenan, and Will Davies).

Over The Hedge won awards for Directing (Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick), Storyboarding (Gary Graham), and Character Design (Nicolas Marlet).

Of little surprise, Randy Newman won an Annie for Cars in the “Music in an Animated Feature Production” category. Newman has won many Oscars for his movie music, and has a nomination this year for the song “Our Town”. Newman didn’t attend the Annies, instead picking up a Grammy for “Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media”.

DisneyToon Studios’ Bambi II won “Best Home Entertainment Production”, while “Best Animated Short Subject” went to Blue Sky Studios’ No Time For Nuts, which is based on Ice Age.

“Best Animated Video Game” went to Flushed Away The Game, while a United Airlines ad named “Dragon” won a “Best Animated Television Commercial” Annie for DUCK Studios.

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MRTA is a New York based design and construction company operating since 2003. The company aims at providing the best services to the residential and commercial clients at the most competitive rates. Besides new construction projects, the company also provides a wide range of other services like apartment renovation, kitchen renovation New York, bathroom renovations NYC, duplex renovation, loft renovation, brownstone townhouse renovation, remodelling condo, high end interior, millwork, house additions and interior design New York etc. The renovation services offered by MRTA are simply amazing; you can change the entire look of your home or office by hiring their exclusive services.

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Whether it is installing new flooring, renovating a bath room or kitchen, painting a bedroom or renovating an entire home or office, MRTA can handle everything just perfectly. The company has actually revolutionized the nature of renovation services available to the homeowners of New York City they work with clients throughout the process of renovation in order to provide them with customized homes that are designed according to their needs. The highly skilled workmanship, careful project supervision and dedicated team efforts enable the company to provide the results that are beyond the clients’ expectations. The company guarantees the quality of their service resulting in a number of regular satisfied clients in the New York City. If you are having space issues at your home then renovation is the best option for you. MRTA can easily help you in resolving the space issues by renovating your homes and offices. Many people hire their services just to have some extra space in order to accommodate the expanding family. You can ask them to extend your existing room or build a new one so that you and your family member may enjoy plenty of space for living. MRTA is also capable of transforming the trivial areas of your home into livable spaces like you can easily transform the basement of your home into a home theatre, spare bedrooms, attic, recreational room or even office. MRTA also provides the option of adding extra levels like one, two or even more stories to your original roof. You can add a personalized flair to your home by hiring the renovation services of MRTA. The company specializes in providing the apartment renovation, duplex renovation, kitchen renovation New York, bathroom renovations NYC, brownstone townhouse renovation, loft renovation, remodelling condo, high end interior, millwork, interior design New York and house additions. You can check the details of these services at www.mrtadesign.com which is the official website of the company. If you want to enjoy the entirely new and enhanced look of your home or office then simply log on to the website: www.mrtadesign.com where you will get all the information regarding the products and services available at the company. Whether you want to have loft renovation, remodelling condo, apartment renovation, duplex renovation, kitchen renovation New York, bathroom renovations NYC, brownstone townhouse renovation, high end interior, millwork, interior design New York or any other renovation service, MRTA is definitely the perfect choice. the company guarantees the reliability of the services they provide so you can get access to all these services with full trust and satisfaction

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Pigs fed contaminated pet food; meat sold to consumers

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

The contaminated pet food that was recalled after it was found to contain a harmful industrial chemical called melamine, has been used as pig feed at a hog farm in Ceres, California, located in the United States.

At least seven urine samples taken from pigs at the American Hog Farm, were tested and the results came back positive for the chemical melamine. At least three samples from the feed used to feed the pigs were tested and those results also came back positive for melamine.

Reports say that at least 100 pigs from the farm were slaughtered and sold from the “custom slaughterhouse” that is operated on the farms site. The meat is then sold to different places as “individual orders” and is not sold commercially for supermarkets. The affected meat goes as far back as April 3 and the company is asking anyone who bought it to return the product or throw it out.

Despite the sale, California State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Breitmeyer says that no evidence has turned up to suggest that the meat that was sold entered the human consumption chain.

“There is no evidence that any products from this farm have entered the food supply. The risk to people right now is minimal,” said Breitmeyer who also said that pet food from bags or boxes that have been torn or ripped, is sometimes reused as feed for small farms.

California’s Department of Food and Agriculture investigated the company and found that it had received the contaminated pet food from Diamond Pet Foods, which supplies retailers with the pet food Natural Balance, one of the over 100 recalled brands of pet food. Authorities then quarantined the farm to further investigate the situation.

At least 1,500 pigs are on the farm.

As of the moment, no other farms are being investigated, but officials say that other farms may also be affected.

“In the course of our investigation, we may find similar situations in other parts of the country,” said head of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Stephen Sundlof.

The FDA is continuing to investigate and Sundlof says that there is a possibility that the contamination of the pet food may be intentional.

“It would certainly lend credibility to the theory that it may be intentional. That will be one of the theories we will pursue when we get into the plants in China,” said Sundlof.

Last month, Menu Foods was the first to recall all of its 60 million products of dry and wet dog and cat food after pets began to fall ill and in some cases died of kidney failure. The FDA found melamine in samples of Menu Foods pet food and in samples of wheat gluten, imported from China, which was used as an ingredient.

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