Director Andrew Kightlinger's \"Dust of War\" drums up more dust than war. This lackluster pursuit thriller contains few thrills. Gary Graham, Tony Todd, and Doug Jones must have needed pocket change. Indeed, Todd clocks less than 15 minutes in it before he is shot by the villain. The action takes place at some unspecified time in the future after an alien invasion and an apocalyptic war. Scattered remnants of society have survived in this vast wasteland. The aliens resemble knights in ancient armor the color of red. A sadistic bald headed man with a beard and three stars on his collars, General Chizum (Bates Wilder), chases three determined individuals on a seemingly never ending quest once they break out of his prison camp. Abel (Stephen Luke of \"War Pigs\"), Ellie (Jordan McFadden), and Tom Dixie (Gary Graham) spend most of their time on the lam from Chizum's grimy henchmen. The action starts out on foot and then after an uneventful hour it hits the road with a pathetic excuse of an automotive chase. The widescreen lensing doesn't add any majesty to the story. The action choreography is abysmal. Land mines seem to be the chief obstacle in this yarn. Makes you wonder if mines were the preferred weapon against the aliens. Nothing memorable happens here until the last few minutes when a giant spaceship appears momentarily. They should have called it \"Monotony of War.\" Rarely do I throw a DVD away, but \"Dust of War\" was so rotten that I refused to use it as a coaster!
I regard that sentence as true and beautiful and right. Because you can find that truth all over the Scriptures. Compared to God and his infinite value and preciousness, all the gold in the world is like dust. That is true. And therefore, in him, you can have more delight, more enjoyment, more pleasure than you can find in all the gold at Fort Knox or in all that it can buy.
High Octane Drift is a racing game where players pave the way to bigger and better cars by earning cash. Build and customize cars, from their engines to their gear ratios and leave opponents in the dust.
I love Asian movies quite a lot and for some reason \"Dust in the Wind\" (aka \"Liàn liàn fengchén\") from 1986 had managed to elude me all the way up to 2019. When I was given the chance to sit down and watch this movie, I of course jumped at the chance.Turns out that this Taiwanese movie was a major slow paced and prolonged movie with zero appeal to me. Still, I managed to sit through almost 72 minutes of the entire 109 minutes the movie runs for. I kept watching with the hope that the movie would pick up pace and that the storyline and/or characters would eventually start to have any appeal.It just never happened...The storyline in \"Dust in the Wind\" was simplistic to the point where it lost all of its appeal. It is about young people leaving their provincial home villages behind and head to industrious Tai Pei to work. And then there was some adolescence elements thrown into the formula as well. But it just wasn't enough to make a watchable, enjoyable or entertaining movie. I must admit that I have no idea what writers T'ien-wen Chu and Nien-Jen Wu were trying to accomplish with \"Dust in the Wind\".The characters in the movie were essentially as pointless as the storyline. They had no personalities and milled about like battery-operated drones with poor interactions and equally poor dialogue randomly thrown about.If you have problems falling asleep one evening and have \"Dust in the Wind\" within arms reach, put it on, because you might overcome your sleep problem and be soundly asleep within a short while. This was a massive swing and a miss of a movie. And I have zero interest in returning to watch the rest of the movie, because I imagine it is going to be every bit as pointless and trivial as the 72 minutes of prolonged torture I already watched was.
Allergies happen when your body reacts to a harmless substance, say pollen, animal dander, dust mites or foods. Your body mistakes the trigger for a dangerous intruder and mounts a defense. You release a chemical called histamine that causes symptoms of an allergic reaction.
The asbestos tragedy is so enormous that a national trust fund may indeed be part of a solution. The fund proposed by Senators Frist and Hatch, however, is grossly insufficient. It is capped at about $110 billion dollars but according to an independent analysis of a 2003 study commissioned by the insurance industry, the fund may need to be tripled to more than $300 billion to provide for all people injured by asbestos over the next 50 years (Peterson, 2003b).
Asbestos use and exposure crested in the United States in the mid 1970s when a number of factors converged: more than 3,000 consumer and industrial products on the market at that time contained asbestos; asbestos product factories were polluting nearby neighborhoods; asbestos workers were heavily exposed on the job and were bringing home substantial amounts of asbestos dust to their wives and children; and asbestos was commonly used in public buildings and workplaces for soundproofing, fireproofing, and insulation. Meaningful workplace safeguards were not in place until at least 1980, and for many industries, such as construction, levels in excess of the pre-1980 standard persist even today (NIOSH 2002).
The EWG Action Fund's projections, while specific to the United States, are consistent with the assessments of other experts who assert the industrialized world is in an epidemic of asbestos-induced cancer that has yet to reach its peak. In January, 2004, an article in the British Medical Journal characterized one form of asbestos-induced cancer, mesothelioma, as an epidemic that is not expected to peak in Britain until 2015 to 2020, when it will claim an estimated 2000 lives per year (Treasure 2004). The authors assert that 100,000 people alive now in the developed world will die of mesothelioma alone. Scientists in Australia expect mesothelioma deaths on that continent to peak in about 2010 and to claim 18,000 lives by 2020 (Leigh 2003). In the United States, mesothelioma accounts for about one quarter of all asbestos fatalities.
Instead of fair and respectful consideration for their workers and others, asbestos and insurance companies offered only cold, unrelenting resistance. The companies aggressively fought requests for financial or medical aid and support; they callously, and notoriously, hid unambiguous scientific evidence of asbestos exposure, injury and death. Indeed, no meaningful proposals for help of any kind were forthcoming from asbestos industries and their insurers until a handful of people, out of hundreds of thousands whose lives had been destroyed by asbestos illnesses and death, went to court seeking justice because they had no other choice -- and began to win.
Q. In Europe and many other countries, when a company is \"bankrupt,\" it means that it is going out of business. What is different here A. European bankruptcy laws, as in many countries, are very different from the laws in the U.S. Chapter 11 has been created so that a filing company can restructure its debt (or in our case resolve its asbestos and silica liability) and remain in business. It is not a liquidation; it is a reorganization. Halliburton and all of its subsidiaries, including DII Industries and KBR, will continue in business and will continue to provide all the excellent services our customers expect from us. The Chapter 11 petitions have been filed for the sole purpose of facilitating a settlement of Halliburton's personal injury asbestos and silica litigation claims. In other words, outside of the asbestos and silica settlement, it will be business as usual.
When most people hear that a company is going bankrupt, they think liquidation of assets, massive layoffs, and shutting down the business. With asbestos bankruptcies this is the very rare exception. Most \"bankrupt\" asbestos companies, especially the larger corporations typically offered as examples of asbestos-induced economic havoc, remain very competitive within their industries during bankruptcy, and often flourish afterwards.
The asbestos industry and its supporters use the popular image of bankruptcy to argue that aiding people hurt by asbestos is costing huge numbers of jobs, ravaging the pension plans of innocent workers, and bankrupting the economy.
The 1966 comments of the Director of Purchasing for Bendix Corporation, now a part of Honeywell, capture the complete disregard of an industry for its workforce that is expressed over and over again in company documents spanning the past 60 years.
It took more than just Johns Manville and W.R. Grace lying to their workers to produce the ten thousand Americans currently dying each year of asbestos diseases. It took similar behavior at Exxon, Dow (Union Carbide), DuPont, Bendix (now Honeywell), The Travelers, Metropolitan Life, Dresser Industries (now Halliburton), National Gypsum, Owens-Corning, General Electric, Ford, and General Motors, just to name a few. The list is a roll call of major American corporations. What they did to their workers, the public, and their communities, we can only hope will never be repeated.
In the United States, in 1917, Dr. Henry K. Pancoast, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, observed lung scarring in the X-rays of fifteen asbestos-factory workers. In 1918, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published a report by an insurance statistician noting the unusually early deaths of asbestos workers and revealing that it had become common practice for insurers to deny coverage for workers because of the \"assumed health-injurious conditions\" in the asbestos industry (Hoffman 1918). In 1927, the first workmen's compensation disability claim for asbestosis was upheld by the Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board; and in 1930 the first U.S. case of asbestosis was reported in the journal Minnesota Medicine (Brodeur, pg. 14). 1e1e36bf2d