Tag Archives: fire

fire hydrant flow test

Fire hydrants are of course in place so that they can be used to put out a fire, but how does the city know that they will be in good working order when they are needed? After all, the last thing anybody wants is for a hydrant to essentially fail due to a lack of water pressure. Fortunately, it is ... Read More »

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means that for the first time since ... Read More »

Philippines Casino Attack: 34 Bodies Found After Man Opens Fire, Steals Chips, Kills Self

HIGHLIGHTS Suspect was described as “white, with a mustache” and about 6-feet tall An ISIS operative claimed ‘lone wolf soldiers’ attacked the casino: SITE Martial law was declared on Mindanao island last week by Rodrigo Duterte A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with ... Read More »

IRS Reporting Rules on Sales of Tractors, Trailers, Trucks Draw Fire

The Internal Revenue Service has proposed rules that would update a more than 30-year-old definition of “highway vehicle” as it relates to excise taxes imposed on the sale of highway tractors, trailers, trucks and tires and the use of heavy vehicles on the highway. Small business advocates, not happy with the new rules, are firing back. They say the new ... Read More »

Universities under fire for gagging former employees

London Metropolitan University has signed settlement agreements with 894 staff since 2011/12. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Rowena Mason Deputy political editor Friday 30 December 2016 00.01 GMTLast modified on Friday 30 December 2016 00.15 GMT View more sharing options Shares 73 Universities have been accused by the Lib Dems of stifling free speech through the use of “gagging clauses”, after the party’s ... Read More »