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2016 Safest Year Ever for U.S. Railroads

2016 Safest Year Ever for U.S. Railroads"From an advanced system that uses multidimensional ultrasonic technology to locate defects in tracks before they create problems, to the use of drones for track and bridge inspections, freight railroads are increasingly technology focused," said AAR CEO and President Edward R. Hamberger.Mar 28, 2017Citing Federal Railroad Administration data, the Associate of American Railroads reported March 22 that U.S. railroads had the lowest train accident rate on record in 2016 -- 10 percent improvement from 2015, as track-caused accident rates were also at all-time lows. "The 2016 rail safety statistics continue a string of record-setting years, showing this period has been the safest ever for the rail sector," AAR reported.The association said the key statistics, calculated per million train miles using March 2017 FRA data, include these:The train accident rate is down 44 percent since 2000.The equipment-caused accident rate is down 34 percent since 2000.The track-caused accident rate is down 53 percent since 2000.The derailment rate is down 44 percent since 2000."Safety is a never-ending, constant pursuit for the freight rail industry," said AAR President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger. "Our goal remains zero incidents and zero injuries, but it is still noteworthy that railroads today are the safest they have ever been. We see clear benefits of our investments - made possible through an economic regulatory framework that allows railroads to earn the revenues needed to invest $635 billion since partial deregulation - and believe strongly in the application of new and transformative technologies."During 2016, the employee on duty injury rate dropped by 1.8 percent from the 2015 fate. However, incidents at grade crossings rose by almost 5 percent."From an advanced system that uses multidimensional ultrasonic technology to locate defects in tracks before they create problems, to the use of drones for track and bridge inspections, freight railroads are increasingly technology focused," said Hamberger. "Such a dynamic environment requires flexible oversight, less focused on decades' worth of mandates - inspections, tests, certifications - and more on the safety metrics the industry continues to meet. Operating a safe railroad is ultimately good business." Let's block ads! (Why?)

Έφαγε 50 ντόνατς σε 10 λεπτά

Ο νεαρός που θα δείτε στο βίντεο αποφάσισε να δοκιμάσει αν μπορεί να αντέξει να φάει 50 ντόνατς παίρνοντας ούτε λίγο ούτε πολύ 12.140 θερμίδες.Τελικά τα κατάφερε και κέρδισε λίγη από τη διασημότητα που ήθελε...[embedded content] <!-- -->Κάντε Like το newsbeast.grLet's block ads! (Why?)

Ρώσοι παίζουν κέρλινγκ με αυτοκίνητα

Το κέρλινγκ είναι ομαδικό άθλημα, που παίζεται από δύο ομάδες σε ένα ορθογώνιο στρώμα από πάγο. Οι ομάδες γυρίζουν σέρνοντας στον πάγο βαριές πέτρες με λεία επιφάνεια προς το στόχο τους που ονομάζεται σπίτι.Οι Ρώσοι, λοιπόν, αποφάσισαν να το περάσουν σε ένα άλλο επίπεδο και να παίξουν κέρλινγκ με αυτοκίνητα. Φυσικά, η προσπάθειά τους δεν θα μπορούσε να περάσει απαρατήρητη.Δείτε το βίντεο...[embedded content] <!-- -->Κάντε Like το newsbeast.grLet's block ads! (Why?)

EU Commission Publishes Annex VIII to CLP

by Ancuta Rusu, PhDThe European Commission has published the much-awaited Annex VIII of the CLP, harmonizing the information required to be submitted to Member States’ official advisory bodies. The Unique Formula Identifier (UFI), which we blogged about last April, and regulatory deadlines identified in the draft are part of the regulation as finalized.The format for the submission of the information will be in XML format maintained by ECHA and available free of charge. The European Product Categorization System, which will be part of the submission, must be developed by ECHA. Its purpose is to facilitate the transmission of information on the intended use of a mixture and to support a statistical analysis of related poisoning cases.Please keep an eye out for a webinar – coming soon!Reference: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/542 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32017R0542&from=EN&utmLet's block ads! (Why?)

Vietnam Publishes Decree on Management of Insecticidal and Germicidal Chemicals and Preparations for Household and Medical Use

by Thuy DangOn July 1st, 2016, Vietnam published a new decree, Decree No. 91/2016/ND-CP, regulating insecticidal and germicidal chemicals and preparations for household and medical use. This regulation excludes chemicals only used in the sterilization of medical equipment.This Decree defines the conditions for establishments producing insecticides and disinfectants and defines mandatory content for the labels of registered preparations as well as what ingredients cannot be used.Decree 91/2016/ND-CP also regulates the application and registration procedures for circulation and has provisions on trade name, labeling, packaging, preservation and destruction of chemicals and preparations.Additionally, this decree identifies conditions for import and export, conditions for sale and transportation of chemicals and preparations, and provides guidance for publication and online registration.Decree 91/2016/ND-CP took effect on July 1, 2016, but there are transitional provisions as follows:1. Manufacturers of chemicals and/or preparations which have operated before the effective date of this Decree may continue their operation provided the declaration of eligibility for production is made before July 1, 2017.2. Testing or experiment establishments for chemicals and/or preparations which have operated before the effective date of this Decree may continue their operation provided the declaration of eligibility to conduct testing or experiment activities is made before July 1, 2017.3. Applications for the registration of sale of preparations or issuance of import licenses which have been received before the effective date of this Decree shall be handled in compliance with the laws applicable at time of receipt.4. Chemicals or preparations which have been issued with registration numbers before the effective date of this Decree shall be sold until the issued registration numbers expire.5. Chemicals or preparations which have been issued with registration numbers before the effective date of this Decree shall be sold, provided the labeling of chemicals or preparations must be made as referred to in this Decree before July 1, 2018.6. Preparations-used insecticidal and germicidal service providers which have operated before the effective date of this Decree may continue their operation provided the declaration of eligibility to provide preparations-used insecticidal and germicidal service is made before July 1, 2018.Reference:The full text of Decree 91 can be found in the Vietnam Gazette (in Vietnamese): http://congbao.chinhphu.vn/noi-dung-van-ban-so-91_2016_N%C4%90-CP-(20331)Let's block ads! (Why?)

Ένας Ντόναλντ Τραμπ όλο… γλύκα

Ο Ντόναλντ Τραμπ μονοπώλησε ακόμα μια φορά το ενδιαφέρον. Αυτή τη φορά όχι για κάποια ομιλία του ή κάποιο αυστηρό νόμο που προωθεί αλλά για το πόσο γλυκός ήταν!Όχι, ο αμερικανός πρόεδρος δεν αποφάσισε να γίνει αρεστός στον περίγυρό του, παρά μόνο να ικανοποιήσει και τον πιο απαιτητικό ουρανίσκο. Και υπαίτια ήταν η ζαχαροπλάστρια Tuba Geckil από την Τουρκία που εδώ και καιρό φτιάχνει κέικ με γλάσο τα οποία αναπαριστούν διάσημες προσωπικότητες.Σε φεστιβάλ σοκολάτας στην Κωνσταντινούπολη η Geckil παρουσίασε ένα επιβλητικό μπούστο του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ με σακάκι που τρώγεται και ριγέ γραβάτα, το οποίο χρειάστηκε δύο μέρες για να ολοκληρωθεί. Άλλες προσωπικότητες που έχει φτιάξει είναι η Άνγκελα Μέρκελ, ο Τζον Λένο, ο Νέλσον Μαντέλα. <!-- -->Κάντε Like το newsbeast.grLet's block ads! (Why?)