Florence woman celebrates 100th birthday with 50-car parade

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Florence woman celebrates 100th birthday with 50-car parade


A special parade helped Maggie McKee celebrate her 100th birthday.Ms. Maggie’s family couldn’t visit her Tuesday at the Villa South assisted living in Florence because of COVID-19 restrictions, so they came up with a surprise for her.A 50-car parade, which included fire trucks, drove past the facility, where Ms. Maggie sat outside, surrounded by signs and wearing a big grin. Ms. Maggie is a retired Florence school teacher.

A special parade helped Maggie McKee celebrate her 100th birthday.

Ms. Maggie’s family couldn’t visit her Tuesday at the Villa South assisted living in Florence because of COVID-19 restrictions, so they came up with a surprise for her.

A 50-car parade, which included fire trucks, drove past the facility, where Ms. Maggie sat outside,

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Recon Technology Signed A $2.8M Contract for Provision of Detailed Design of Heavy Oil Transportation System in Garraf Oilfield

BEIJING, May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Recon Technology, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RCON) (“Recon” or the “Company”) today announced it signed a $2.8 million engineering and construction service subcontract with Grand Energy Development Limited on a heavy oil transportation system project (the “Project”) in Garraf oilfield in Iraq for the services that Recon has provided. Pursuant to the subcontract, Recon shall carry out all the engineering design services, provide the technical support to the procurement, construction, commissioning activities and provide the training services of the heavy oil transportation system project.

Garraf oilfield is located in the province of Thi Qar, Iraq, approximately 5km north-west of Al-Refaei city and 85km north of Nasiriya city. The oilfield is 17.5km long and 5.5km wide. It is estimated to hold 1.3 billion barrels of oil reserves. Based on the Final Development Plan approved by the Government of Iraq in 2018, the oilfield is undergoing

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Sales of Automotive Lead Acid Batteries to Soar, as Global Vehicle Production Ramps Up, Says Fact.MR

Automotive lead acid battery market is set to surpass a valuation of US$ 41.8 Bn and is poised to grow at a value CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2019-2029). The surge in production of automobiles globally has supplemented the growth of lead acid battery market. Lead acid batteries are soaring on popularity as they provide an additional source of power to the vehicle. However, in the current scenario, the global automobile market has been stagnant in terms of profitable growth. This is anticipated to change in the coming years as the automotive sector is set to capture growth opportunities owing to the increasing vehicle production, thus aiding the demand for automotive lead acid batteries. Moreover, the heightened uptake of passenger cars globally, is expected to accelerate the growth of automotive lead acid battery market. Further, a steady rise in the use of pure electric and hybrid vehicles is

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Vehicle strikes pedestrian, kills dog on Highway 246 in Buellton – KEYT

Santa Maria – North County

BUELLTON, Calif. – Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian at Highway 246 and Sycamore Drive in Buellton.

The incident occurred around 8:20 p.m. on Thursday.

Santa Barbara County Fire responded with two fire engines and a battalion chief. CALSTAR also responded with an aerial ambulance and AMR with a ground ambulance.

SB County Fire said the first arriving engine at the scene reported finding a victim who had been struck by a vehicle.

The victim was described as a woman who had been walking her dog across the street. Sadly, the dog died at the scene.

The woman is being airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for the treatment of traumatic injuries.

SBC Fire is staying on scene to help with cleanup.

CHP is also on scene. They closed Highway 246 at Riverview and Valley Dairy around 9:48

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xkcd: Car Problems

xkcd: Car Problems

Car Problems

Car Problems

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[[Person 1 stands in front of a projection of a car, with an audience of 3 people. One of the people is the Black Hat Man.]]
Person 1: Attention Please. This is a photo of my car as of two weeks ago.

[[Same person in front of a new projection of the same car engulfed in flames]]
Person 1: And *this* is my car as I found it this morning. Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this picture?

[[The audience ponders]]

Person 2: The white balance, for one.
Person 3: Focus is a bit too close.
Black Hat Man: The chromatic abberation suggests you bought your camera because it had “The most megapixels”.

Person 1: THE CAR IS ON FIRE!
comment from audience: Maybe you should use the insurance money to get a

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