30 Oct 2014Makita Brings Brushless Motor Technology To Ope Category With New 18v Lxt® Stri
Makita created the first brushless motor impact driver for contractors in 2009, and the new 18V String Trimmer packs all the advantages of efficient brushless motor technology. The XRU04Z is part of Makitas expanding line of cordless tools for landscapers which includes string trimmers, hedge trimmers, chain saws, a grass shear, and blowers. No Cord, No Emissions Landscapers are demanding more cordless alternatives to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment, said Mario Lopez, Product Manager, Makita. With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, as well as category-leading battery charge time and unmatched breadth-of-line, this new 18 volt cordless trimmer is a welcome solution for landscapers. And with the efficient brushless motor, theyll get up to 50% longer run time, more power and speed, and longer tool life. Convenience and Performance The new XRU04Z gives landscapers instant start-up, up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting, and zero hassle with fuel, oil changes, or power cords. With the efficient brushless motor, the XRU04Z will run up to 90 minutes on a single charge of a Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 3.0 Ah battery (sold separately). It has a full 11-3/4 diameter of cutting capacity. For added versatility, the XRU04Z has an adjustable speed dial (0-3,500 to 0-6,000). Additional features include an easy-loading bump-and-feed trimmer head for increased user convenience, and a reverse rotation system that allows operators to quickly clear the trimmer head. The XRU04Z features Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions. The trimmer weighs only 8.6 lbs. (with battery), and includes an L.E.D. battery indicator that monitors the battery charge status.
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Benzinga Weekly Preview: Senate Elections Begin - Yahoo Finance
Downside risks include macroeconomic weakness negatively impact DIS, particularly the Parks segment, pay-TV cord-cutting remains a risk and ESPN programming rights costs grow quicker than expected. Upside risks include improving consumer sentiment driving strength in advertising, theme parks, and consumer products. Macquarie gave Disney an Overweight rating with a $93.00 price target on July 25, noting that Disneys newest movie, Planes, has been lagging at the box office. Foxs Dawn of the Planet of the Apes defended at top with $36m domestic against a $170m budget. This is a ~50% drop from its debut week, which is on par with its predecessors drop but better vs. other summer sequels this year that saw a +60% decline on their second weekends. Universals The Purge sequel enjoyed a solid debut at $30m against a $9m budget, while Disneys Planes sequel missed with $18m (vs. predecessors $22m), against a $50m budget. American International Group American International Group is expected to report second quarter EPS of $1.06 on revenue of $8.13 billion, compared to last years EPS of $1.12 on revenue of $8.35 billion. Sterne Agee gave AIG a Neutral rating with a $57.00 price target on July 17, noting that the industry has been lackluster recently. Despite a fairly benign operating environment and reasonably strong equity market performance, we find most of our 2Q estimates are modestly below consensus.
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Two Men Steal Surfboards from Paralyzed Marine Who Teaches Surfing to Disabled Children
Randy Abbott had served in the Marine Corps for 14 years as a recon scout sniper. At the end of his service, he needed back surgery, but when his spinal cord was accidentally severed, he was left paralyzed from the waist down. Thanks to specially-designed surfboards which allowed him to get back into the water, he was able to contradict doctors predictions that he would never surf again. In fact, in addition to surfing three to visit site four times a week, Abbott even opened a surf camp for kids with disabilities. However, last Monday night, two thugs assaulted Abbott and threw him out of his wheelchair, leaving him with cuts and scrapes. One guy was cutting the straps and I said, Hey, Im paralyzed, dont steal my surfboards! Abbott recalls. And then the other guy came at me and took a swing at me, and I took a swing at him. He missed, and I connected, Abbott continued. I caught him with a pretty good uppercut. The former Marine went on to explain that the assailant who had cut the straps then came around behind him and threw him out of his wheelchair. The man then kicked the wheelchair, which rolled some 50 feet down the parking lot. Then they threw my surfboards in the back of their (Toyota) 4Runner and took off, Abbott said. Abbott describes the two assailants as white males between 20 and 26 years old, one a shaggy blond and the other with a long brown ponytail.
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Management of Anticoagulant-Associated Intracerebral Hemorrhage
They offer a review of current oral anticoagulation therapies and describe various agents mechanisms of action. Beginning with warfarin, the most well known and widely used anticoagulation agent, the authors move through newer oral anticoagulants such as the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran etexilate and the direct factor Xa inhibitors rivaroxaban and apixaban. The authors review administration of vitamin K, fresh frozen plasma, prothrombin complex concentrates (both three-factor [used off label] and four-factor PCCs), and recombinant factor VIIa, as well as the use of dialysis, in reversing the effects of anticoagulants. Reversal of warfarins effects has been widely tested, and the supplement offers a sample protocol for this. There are far fewer studies of reversal of the targeted oral anticoagulants (dabigatran etexilate, rivaroxaban, and apixaban), for which no specific antidotes have been identified as yet. The authors describe current and potential treatments used in cases of AAICH involving these agents. The authors review the American Heart AssociationAmerican Stroke Association Guidelines for the management of spontaneous ICH. These AHA Guidelines include reversal strategies for AAICH but were written before the newer oral anticoagulants were approved for use. The authors point out that investigations of ICH treatment are ongoing and discuss a number of recent clinical trials. Also discussed are surgery for AAICH and the controversy over when to restart oral anticoagulation therapy following AAICH. Institutional protocols for the treatment of spontaneous ICH and AAICH, involving a multidisciplinary approach, are discussed and their development in individual institutions is strongly recommended. Learning Objectives As noted earlier, CME credits are offered to those interested.
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