News Archives from 2006 (August 01 - August 31, 2006)


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   Windows
 
    22 August 2006 - New Virus Signature Files For F-Prot Antivirus
   F-Prot Antivirus Alert Service says new virus signature files for F-Prot
   Antivirus(TM) created on August 22 were released. To update the virus
   signature files, connect to the Internet as usual and then open F-Prot
   Antivirus. Click the 'Updater' button on the Info menu, select 'Internet'
   in the following menu and click 'Update'.  F-Prot Antivirus will then
   update the virus signature files directly via the Internet.
   These updates files contain detection for new threats.
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for DOS on the Downloads page
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for Windows on the Downloads page

    22 August 2006 - Latest Macro.def for F-PROT Released
   Frisk Software International has a new Macro.def for F-PROT. This version
   of Macro.def was last modified/changed on: August 22, 2006
   Windows users: Connect to the Internet as usual and then open F-Prot Anti-
   virus. Click the 'Updater' button on the Info menu, select 'Internet' in
   the following menu and click 'Update'. F-Prot Antivirus will then update
   the virus signature files directly via the Internet.
   These updates files contain detection for new threats.
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for DOS on the Downloads page
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for Windows on the Downloads page

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   Linux
 
    22 August 2006 - New Virus Signature Files For F-Prot Antivirus
   F-Prot Antivirus Alert Service says new virus signature files for F-Prot
   Antivirus(TM) created on August 22, 2006, were released.
   Linux/BSD users: Use the check-updates.sh script (e.g, as cron job) to
   update the virus signature files.
   These updates files contain detection for new threats.
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for Linux on the Downloads page

    22 August 2006 - Latest Macro.def for F-PROT Released
   Frisk Software International has a new Macro.def for F-PROT. This version
   of Macro.def was last modified/changed on: August 22, 2006
   Linux/BSD users: Use the check-updates.sh script (e.g, as cron job) to
   update the virus signature files.
   These updates files contain detection for new threats.
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for Linux on the Downloads page

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   Miscellaneous
 
    22 August 2006 - Dell recalls 4 million laptop batteries
   Since August 15th, Dell is recalling 4.1 million laptop batteries after
   a series of public reports of systems catching fire. The batteries were
   originally manufactured by Sony and were used in laptops sold between
   1 April 2004 and 18 July 2006. Under rare conditions, it is possible for
   these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire.
   * Dell Battery Return Program

    10 August 2006 - Bridge Collapse 40-years ago today
   There was a memorial ceremony at the Huron Bridge, site of a horrific
   bridge collapse during construction, in the summer on August 10 1966.
   I was working at Mooney's Bay at the time with my friend Denise and
   others, when some of the life guards heard a loud sound down the river.
   They went to investigate, and found that several workers on the bridge
   had been traped when it collapsed. That day, there was a helicopter at
   the Ottawa International Airport that was brought in to help. We watched
   as the two-bladed helicopter zoomed by on its way to the site.

   Check out these other stories on the bridge construction colapse

   
Heron Road Bridge as it is today


   * 40 Years Since Heron Road Bridge Collapse [580 CFRA]
   Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of the Heron Road bridge disaster.
   It was on this date in 1966 when the bridge over the Rideau River
   collapsed, killing nine workers and injuring more than 60 others.
   remains the single largest construction workplace disaster in Ontario.
   A group gathered at a special plaque over the noon honour Thursday at
   the bridge to remember that fateful day. [more]

   * The day the bridge came tumbling down [News@UofT]
   One witness, who heard the bridge collapse but didn't see it,
   described the sound of tonnes of wet concrete, crumpling reinforcing
   rods and splintering wood as being like the sound of a jet plane
   passing very low. Bruno Caruso, who was there, would later say he
   thought he was back in Italy during the Second World War, and he had
   been ambushed.
   It has been almost 40 years since the Heron Road bridge, then under
   construction, collapsed as a huge portion tipped over, like a giant
   teeter-totter. George Davis, who survived the disaster, describes it
   differently.
   "It was like standing on a bucket and having it kicked out from under
   you," he says.
   The Aug 10, 1966, disaster was a landmark in Ottawa's growth. It took
   nine lives -- seven workers died that day, another died in hospital
   and a ninth worker died about a month later. More than 50 workers were
   injured.
   What happened afterward also demonstrates how much times have changed.
   About  three  months  after the accident, the general contractor, O.J.
   Gaffney Ltd. of Stratford, was fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under
   the Construction Safety Act. Some workers never heard a word from
   government or company officials after the collapse. Families of
   workers who were killed got monthly compensation cheques of a few
   hundred dollars a month...
   In  an unprecedented  move, Carson Morrison, head of the civil
   engineering department at the University of Toronto, demonstrated with
   two models that a properly-braced falsework could hold two times the
   weight of one with inadequate bracing. The model that was not properly
   braced crashed onto the floor, much as the real bridge has collapsed
   onto the ground.
   Construction safety standards were rewritten after the collapse. The
   $100,000 investigation put the blame on green lumber and lack of
   diagonal bracing. The Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
   suspended two members and reprimanded a third.
   The bridge was rebuilt. A plaque was erected in 1987 on a boulder
   along Heron Road, just west of the bridge. Many people who live in
   Ottawa today are not even aware that the bridge was the scene of one
   of Canada's worst construction accidents. But for many people, life
   took a drastic turn that day.
   "Anyone associated with the collapse has been marked," said Sean
   McKenny, president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council, which
   will be marking the 40th anniversary of the collapse on Thursday
   between 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. with a commemorative ceremony on the
   southwest side of the bridge.

   * Heron Road Bridge Disaster [Ottawa & District Labour Council]
   This is the html version of the file
   http://www.afpc-rcn.com/cttees/oac/heronroadbridgeadvisory-e.pdf
   MEDIA ADVISORY
   Ottawa & District Labour Council - 500-280 Metcalfe Street
   Friday July 28 th, 2006
   Heron Road Bridge Disaster 
   40th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony
   Come honour and remember with us

   OTTAWA, ON - The Ottawa and District Labour Council, in conjunction
   with other community organizations, is currently working with the
   Workers' Heritage Centre to host the 40th anniversary commemoration
   ceremony of the Heron Road Bridge Disaster which occurred on August 10th
   1966. The collapse of the Heron Road Bridge remains the single largest
   construction workplace disaster in Ontario and is one of the biggest in
   North America. Due to that fateful afternoon, nine workers were killed,
   more than sixty were injured, and numerous other lives were altered
   forever.
   Our community, united in that time of need, came together to lend aid
   in every possible way. We are inviting all those who assisted in the
   rescue and recovery, as well as all those who were affected by the
   tragedy. Others are more than welcome to join with us.
   Date:   Thursday August 10   th   , 2006
   Time:   12:15p.m. - 12:45p.m.
   Location: The southwest side of the Heron Road Bridge where the
   commemorative plaque stands.
   For further information please contact:
   Sean McKenny President
   Email:  smckenny@ottawalabour.org
   Kelly   Eyamie Historical Researcher
   Email:  heronrdbridge40th@yahoo.ca

  * Heron Road Bridge [Wikipedia]
   The Heron Road Bridge is a bridge in Ottawa Canada. It connects
   Baseline Road and Heron Road passing over both the Rideau River and
   the Rideau Canal just south of Carleton University. The bridge was
   built in 1966, and its construction saw one of the worst accidents in
   Ottawa history. On August 10, 1966 the partially completed bridge
   collapsed, killing nine workers and injuring another fifty-five. An
   investigation later found that the design had been faulty. Just to the
   east of the bridge, there is today a plaque honouring the nine workers
   killed.

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