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  • The $1,995 factory-installed panoramic glass-roof option that Ford announced last December is now available on its 2009 V-6 and GT models, the company announced Wednesday, according to a CNET report Aug. 7. Ford claims that the specially tinted glass actually "reduces energy used by the vehicle's air conditioning system by 20 percent."
  • A man suffered a suspected broken pelvis after he fell 30 feet through a skylight.Police said the 24-year-old crashed onto the basement floor of Hatters Hostel on Newton Street, Manchester city centre, around 11.45 p.m. yesterday, according to a Manchester Evening News report Aug. 6. 
  • The 600,000sq m TV station, designed by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, is expected to open late next year and will house China’s national broadcaster.The building’s looped design is intended to reflect the building’s function, combining the entire television process.
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, held the groundbreaking ceremony for its second float glass manufacturing facility at the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, marking yet another milestone in the company’s endeavor to become the largest float glass manufacturer in the region, according to an Al Bawaba report Aug. 6.
  • The Lagunitas School District will open a solar facility this August. Solar Power Partners, Inc., Mill Valley, Calif.-based renewable energy company, developed the facility that will provide an estimated 65 percent of the school's annual power needs, according to a Solar Power release Aug. 6.The 58.52 kilowatt system at the Lagunitas School District will generate 86,000 kilowatt hours...
  • As part of its recovery programme, Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing is restructuring its activities. A proposal for the ensuing co-operation negotiations has been issued, according to a July 30 company release.For productional and financial reasons, Tamglass Glass Processing will close its working machine and special automotive glass business.
  • Fringe organizers and festival-goers have insisted the show must go on after a 5-year-old girl was injured by a falling skylight at a children's venue.The girl had been watching The Little Mermaid at the C+3 venue on Chambers Street when the skylight fell in yesterday. 
  • A 14-year-old boy who was skateboarding on the gym roof at Trabuco Hills High School fell 40-feet when he stepped on a skylight Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The teen managed to move 40-yards across the gym floor where he landed to open a door and get help from his friends, said Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Sandberg, according to an Aug. 5 OCRegister report.
  • Beat the heat this summer with the new Solar Guard and Armorcoat UV protected Safety Window Films in your car. Introduced in India by Xenos Technologies, these high quality GSA approved Safety Films are manufactured by Bekaert Special Film of US and will now be available at all the 900 retail outlets of Xenos Technologies in India, according to an Aug. 4 report.
  • Two window washers working in a cherry picker at a downtown Manhattan building were killed after the contraption tipped over.NYPD spokesman Detective John Sweeney says the accident happened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at the World Financial Center, just across the street from ground zero.
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