Two reports have noted that there was a loose screw in the tail of the airplane and that turbulence from the airplane racing close by added to the collision. Federal regulators that are involved in the investigations have discovered some documents pointing to potential deficiencies in the safety inspection procedures. One National Transportation Safety Board document shows inspectors made notes estimated a month before the race that the screws were too short in one of the trim tabs that helped control the airplane that crashed. The crew supposedly and reportedly fixed the problem and the plane was cleared to race. However, the National Transportation Safety Board said there was "no written procedure or sign off to ensure" that the problem was fixed.
On December 4, 1970, Bruce and his father set off in their own plane from Andros to Palm Beach. After a few minutes flying, Bruce noticed a mysterious low cloud. After a while, the mysterious low cloud turned into a gigantic cumulus cloud. The radio reported that the weather was fine so they kept on going. They somehow managed to escape the cloud, when Bruce looked back he was amazed to see a 20 mile long cloud behind him.
According to an article in Maclean’s Magazine, the current consensus among experts is that 80 percent of individuals that suffer from concussions appear to be symptom free within 10 days (Gulli, 2011). The scary part about these MTBIs is that there is no certainty weather changes persist in the brain after physical symptoms have subsided. Moreover, there is uncertainty as to what exactly is happening in the 20 percent that don’t recover quickly. Take Sidney Crosby, one of hockey's most promising athletes, as an example. He made his return to the ice just this past Monday after taking almost a year off after suffering a MTBI.
Debbie Hayes Instructor: Molly Low English 101 Section 99 09 November 2011 The Bluebelle Yacht Mystery The year was 1961; the year John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as President of The United States, “Ham” the chimp was rocketed into space in a test to carry astronauts into space, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run breaking Babe Ruth’s record, and the beginning of the Vietnam War. It was also the year the Dupperault family went on the vacation of a lifetime and out of seven people only one survived (“The Bluebelle‘s Last” 17). It was cold and dreary in October and November (the average temperature for November being a mere forty-two degrees) in Green Bay, Wisconsin, when Dr. Arthur Dupperault and his family left for Florida for a family vacation. Dr. Dupperault, who was forty-one at the time, his thirty-eight year old wife Jean, and his three young children, fourteen year old Brian, eleven year old Terry Jo, and little Renee who was seven left Wisconsin on October 12 for a long awaited vacation (Brean 35). They wanted to buy a boat and sail around the southern waters but could not find what they were looking for.
Right before we got on the plane it started pouring down rain. So we had a three hour delay. It wasn't much fun. When we finally got on the plane, I got lucky and got a seat next to my best friend. so we had a ten hour flight and All I did is watch movies and sleep, which was kind of hard because it was a very small space to be in.
After only a couple of hours, it sank with losing nearly1490 lives, but fortunately, 711 people were saved. Despite being meant an unsinkable ship, it foundered in about two hours (Paul Louden-BBC). That collision had its own causes. First of all, though the wireless workers had received several ice notices from other vessels in the area, the Titanic persisted to rush through the darkness at nearly full steam. The lookouts detected a huge iceberg less than a quarter of a mile off the broadside of the ship.
Ra’Shan Stubbs ENG121 – Academic Writing I Essay 2 Island Getaway Last night, I had a dream in which I made my first voyage. We were traveled towards the north, along the coast. We had good weather all the way except sometime. After about ten days we crossed the equator. It was then that a fierce storm began, and after a while we had no idea where we were.
 Scientists believe that the winter of 2007-2008 played a dominant part in this piece of information. Since this season alone set back the entire global temperature rise of the last century, three quarters of a degree to be precisely. This has led to an old-fashioned winter: In Iran, eight people were frozen to death as they got trapped in their car, in Afghanistan almost five hundred people died due to the cold, China measured its coldest winter in fifty years and in Quebec, Canada, approximately five meters of snow came down from the sky- something which has never occurred before.  It is easy to just pick a couple of casualties and conclude that Al Gore was wrong. But it is more difficult to find a proper and scientifically correct cause for all of this.
It was the winter of 1984 the month of January when I was flown to Japan to start my tour of duty in the Marine Corps. We landed in Tokyo and stayed in a hotel named Bora Bora for the night, due to the long flight. This was my first trip outside of the United States. The next morning we boarded the bullet train called the Shinkansen, which was the fastest train in the world at that time, and headed to a city called Hiroshima. Approximately 39 years earlier, the USA dropped a nuclear weapon (“Little Boy”) on this city killing nearly 90,000 people.
UV0618 Rev. Feb. 8, 2011 ENRON CORPORATION’S WEATHER DERIVATIVES (A) Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.1 In October 2000, Mary Watts, the chief financial officer of Pacific Northwest Electric (PNW), a utility servicing the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, reviewed the financial plan for PNW’s 2000–01 forthcoming winter season. Winter temperatures affected the firm’s revenues: the colder the season, the greater the electricity usage. She recalled that the last few years had offered a warmer-than-average winter climate, resulting in adverse financial results for PNW. The weather, combined with rapid deregulation in PNW’s market area, meant that the firm reported substantially no EPS growth from 1995 to 1999, in an otherwise buoyant economic setting.