Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fluoridation Fails Colorado

Canon city and 72.4% of Colorado's water supplies are fluoridated

Patients camp out to receive dental care in Canon City, Colorado

At least 200 people were lined up by 4 a.m. Some people had tents pitched, some slept in their cars overnight, a few were in sleeping bags on the ground and others simply were bundled up in chairs. People actually started lining up at about 1 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Elesa introduces control knobs and control elements from its catalogue

Elesa is a company specialized in the design and manufacture of standard components for the mechanical industry. We here-after focus the attention on a group of products of the ELESA General Catalogue: control elements. This group of products mainly presents control knobs and control levers. Designed with the utmost care, these components are the ideal solution for making fine adjustments. Now let's see in detail the company's proposals.

Cotrol Knobs ElesaMonza July 15, 2015 - Elesa, a leading designer and manufacturer of standard components for the mechanical industry, offers a wide range of control elements for application on precision instruments.

As always, all products by Elesa are characterized by the high quality of the materials used, by the care for surface finishing, by the great expertise in design and production and, finally, by the variety of solutions that can adapt to any need.

The control knobs are available in plastic or metal.The standard range includes knurled knobs, with or without flange, available with or without index or precision graduation. Both flanges and the central boss cap can be customized with indexes, marks, symbols or special writings.

In addition to the knurled knobs, with their unmistakable design, awarded by the prestigious jury for Industrial Design IF, the range also features knobs of different shapes and surface finishing with revolving handle too. The offer extends then to the control levers, which are also available in plastic or metal, for positioning operations.

Despite the fact that we're talking about industrial components, Elesa pays great care to the aesthetics of the product and to the possibility of getting them in special colours. However, aesthetics is always at the service of functionality. In fact, all products by Elesa are characterized by an ergonomic design that allows an easy and comfortable use.

You can browse the Elesa catalogue, constantly updated, at the web address Control elements are divided into families of products, so it is easier for users to find the searched component. The range includes: control knobs, control levers, control knobs with indexing mechanism also with stop and positioning device, plain flanges for application on control knobs, scale rings, graduated rings, flat springs. For all these components, technical descriptions, two-dimensional quoted drawings and dimension tables are available. Moreover, from the website you can download 2D and 3D CAD drawings for each code in different formats.

Elesa is confirmed as a reference point for the supply of adjusting elements, the application of which can make the difference in terms of reliability and accuracy. Users interested in components and control knobs by Elesa can get in touch with the company through the website This will make it possible to obtain additional product information, request quotes or simply to request a catalogue.

Elesa is a reference point for the supply of control elements which can affect significantly the performance of your machines in terms of reliability and accuracy. Elesa sales and technical department can be contacted through the website to obtain additional product information, request quotes or simply to request a catalog. If you want to focus on quality, ergonomy and high performance, control knobs by Elesa prove the right part in all those applications that require adjustments as precise as possible.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Expo Photo Tour plans, runs and promotes customized photography trips and workshops in EXPO’s host city: Milan

Milan – 23 June 2015 – This year Milan is playing host to EXPO, the universal exposition. Consequently, an unprecedented array of initiatives, shows and events are taking place throughout the city and the surrounding area. Milan is no longer seen solely as Italy’s biggest industrial city: it has taken this opportunity to highlight its flair for style, art, music, design and of course fashion. Inquisitive tourists can find endless photographic inspiration in the breathtaking views of the city.

Against this backdrop, Expo Photo Tour has been launched by Starring, which is one of the best-known and busiest names on the Italian photography scene. As part of the new project, activities such as photography trips and workshops will be organized in the Milan metropolitan area. The itineraries have been conceived, planned and overseen by professional photographers such as Guido Padoa and Sara Munari, in close cooperation with Starring.

Expo Photo Tour aims to attract photography enthusiasts from all over the world who want to enjoy their hobby while visiting Milan. The tours are usually coordinated and run in Italian or English, but on request the organizers can also provide support from interpreters in other languages.

It is possible to view the selection of packages and pay for them online at The prices range starting from €40 per person.

The Expo Photo Tour selection
You can choose to be accompanied by the Expo Photo Tour photographers on one of four different four-hour photography routes in Milan or spend a whole day travelling around the metropolitan area. The second option involves an extended photography trip that takes in the magnificent “vertical city” of Bergamo and Como, which is the Italian silk capital. You can also travel around the Lombard lakes and take pictures of stunning landscapes and monuments.

In addition, Expo Photo Tour organizes specific workshops for special occasions, such as historical re-enactments and traditional festivals in picturesque villages, as well as fashion, architecture and photojournalism workshops and much more besides., as the workshop for the historical review of Solferino Battle on June, 28th.

Thanks to the dedicated website, it is quick and easy to check out the varied weekly schedule that will appeal to all photography enthusiasts visiting EXPO between June and October 2015, as well as anyone else in Milan who wants to devote some time to their hobby with the support of teachers who can offer suggestions and tips about photography techniques to improve their shots.

Indelible memories with Expo Photo Tour
Special additional services are available on the website, such as a professional photo shoot for anyone who wants a customized photo book with their family or friends containing portraits in the most beautiful parts of the city. The service is provided by professional teachers and the shoot will last between two and four hours. Customers can choose two or three sites for the backdrops.

Furthermore, Expo Photo Tour can satisfy even the most demanding customers by organizing customized tours lasting up to three days, with photography trips and a wide range of specially created routes. A teacher will be on hand to provide technical support during a useful, instructive workshop. Every effort will be made to cater to the participants’ photographic tastes when selecting the routes, which will mainly be located in the North of Italy. The teachers will guide the participants, help them to document their experiences with photographs and take pictures of them with their families or friends throughout the holidays that they choose. an intuitive, user-friendly website
The Expo Photo Tour website lists all of the available services, including:
Lombardy Photo Tours
Single Date Tours and Workshops
Your Photo Book around the City
Customized Photo Tours

After choosing an activity, it is essential to check the calendar to see if there are any places available. To purchase Expo Photo Tour services, first you must follow the simple registration procedure at You will have to fill out a form with your personal details, telephone numbers and information about your photography equipment (reflex camera, compact/point & shoot camera, tablet or smartphone) and select your language. You can then complete the online transaction by paying with PayPal or a valid credit card.
The maximum number of people per group is 25. Children up to the age of 12 can take part for free.

Organizer: Starring – – Tel. +39 02 5390785 – Mob. +39 335 5326154

Press information: Carla Onofri - Comunicazione & Immagine

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Performance by Nam Hong in the context of the 56th Venice Biennale

Studio Abba presented a performance by Nam Hong, “La vie vécue” in the context of the 56th Venice Biennale. Nam Hong participates in Personal Structures - Crossing Borders at Palazzo Mora, premises of the European Cultural Centre. The exhibition will be open for the duration of the Biennale from 9 May to 22 November 2015. Among the artists who are also exhibiting in Personal Structures are Daniel Buren, Yoko Ono, Joseph Kosuth, Karl Stengel and Richard Long.

Nam Hong’s performance reveals the processes that generate a rotational motion. By abolishing the boundaries between art and life, when she is singing, dancing, throwing ink and acrylic, glue, and burned pieces of rice paper on the canvas, dressed in traditional Korean costume, Nam Hong exalts the act of painting. Her whole being, body and soul, is engaged in this act and in turn she invites the viewer to participate in the cycle with her and embrace life and death through the emblematic rose petals. Indeed, in the performance where she starts to add burnt rice paper to the canvas, she summons the distress of death or separation and thus looks back to her childhood but also beyond to new life: the debris and ash from the burnt paper become a new material, a promise of resurrection.

Nam Hong wears traditional Korean costumes that have been reinterpreted in a contemporary manner and that were created especially for her performances by well-known Korean designer André Kim, who has recently passed away.

Beyond the fire and ash, an inner voice has always guided Nam Hong, a voice that comes from a multi-thousand year old rich Korean Shamanic tradition. Nam Hong’s paintings, installations and performances create a bridge between the East and West.

The artist’s recurring themes do not represent the human being, however both her childhood is fundamental for her artistic thought processes (her youth was deeply rooted in a family mystery and the death of her beloved grandmother) as is her own body. In her paintings, she is much more interested in space and nature, in the repetitive cycle of life and death of the trees, the butterflies and birds that attempt to break free from the canvas limits or the physical enormity of space around the mountains, such as in La Montagne. She concentrates, for example, on the metamorphosis of a butterfly, the alternation of the seasons. The images of butterflies, candlelight and paper fragments reduced to ashes such as in Le papillon, reveal the mysterious cycle of life and death, the origins of existence that eventually lead to extinction.

The ancient sounds of the drums during her performances and the fire overlapping objects and destroying the collage, present a contemporary artistic language that also looks at aspects such as the ancient poetry of nature, the painful concern for natural resources and ecological sensitivity. The passion for life and the poetry in the ashes are the only true theatre of existence, while life seems just a dream.

Palazzo Mora, Strada Nuova, 3659, 30121 Venice, 9 May - 22 November, opening hours 10am-6pm, closed Tuesdays.
info: Studio Abba +39 055292082

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Elesa castors and wheels, suitable for moving trolleys and equipment

Elesa, world leader in the production of industrial components, presents the new industrial wheels featured in its catalog, suitable for moving trolleys and equipment for manual or mechanical handling.

Industrial wheelsMonza, May 26rd, 2015 - Elesa, worldwide leading company in the production of components for mechanical industry, presents the industrial wheels included in its product catalog.

Specifically, the range includes polyurethane, rubber and technopolymer wheels, ideal for mounting on trolleys or on equipment for manual (up to 4 km / h) or mechanical handling(up to 16 km / h).

Several features make these products a true flagship for italian industrial production: we will review some of them, the most significant and important ones.

The industrial wheels produced by Elesa are characterized primarily by their high ductility, since the differentiation of the materials which constitute the metal body enables different load capacities: factor, this, which makes them suitable for many different uses.

Another aspect that makes them a real world class excellence is the quality of the materials used in their manufacture; quality certified by the numerous laboratory tests that have been submitted, all conducted to the highest and strictest standards existing internationally.

The variety of use, which makes them unique in their kind, provides solutions for all types of applications, both indoors and outdoors, even in the presence of obstacles along the way or special chemicals. The wheel diameter varies from 40 to 300 mm, while the dynamic range can reach 25,000 N. The many possibilities of use depend on the fact that the types of support differ according to the load to be supported: from this point of view, Elesa wheels can perfectly match to light, heavy and extra heavy loads.

Finally, it's useful to remember that the trolley wheels by Elesa may have also brackets in stainless steel, which makes them even more resistant and suitable for applications which require a high resistance to corrosion.

The entire range of Elesa industrial wheels can be viewed on the web page here you can find the full range and filter products in the portfolio according to the type of material they are made of.