TransCanada dismissed whistleblower. Then their pipeline blew up.
Canada's pipeline watchdog said that TransCanada Corp put “substandard materials” — made by Quebec manufacturing company, Ezeflow — in an Alberta natural gas pipeline that blew up in 2013.

TransCanada Corp put “substandard materials” — made by Quebec manufacturing company, Ezeflow — in an Alberta natural gas pipeline that blew up in 2013, Canada’s pipeline regulator said on Friday as it finally responded to a four-year old warning from a whistleblower with a new industry-wide safety order.

The order gives all Canadian pipeline companies under federal jurisdiction 60 days to identify whether any of their pipelines are using specific types of pipeline fittings, made by Ezeflow in Quebec as well as fittings by Canadoil Asia produced in Thailand, that were flagged for safety reasons. The order also requires the companies to submit mitigation plans to address potential weaknesses.

With the order, the regulator, the Calgary-based National Energy Board, confirmed that the whistleblower, former TransCanada engineer Evan Vokes, had correctly identified a safety issue that contributed to a rupture within a few hundred metres of a hunting cabin owned by a Cree family in northern Alberta.

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In human history it seems that the idea of using a pictograph in the new function of representing sound may have occurred only three times: once in Mesopotamia, perhaps by the Sumerians, once in China, apparently by the Chinese themselves, and once in Central America, by the Mayas. (Conceivably it was invented only once, but there is no evidence that the Chinese or the Mayas acquired the idea from elsewhere.) The idea that was independently conceived by these three peoples was taken over, as were at times even the symbols themselves, though often in a highly modified form, by others who made adaptations to fit a host of totally different languages. One of the major adaptations, generally attributed to the Greeks, was the narrowing of sound representation from syllabic representation to phonemic representation (Gelb 1963; Trager 1974), after an earlier stage of mixed pictographic and syllabic writing (Chadwick 1967).
—  John DeFrancis, The Ideographic Myth

Jeanette has been waiting very patiently for these little rose gold Paw Print pieces to come in from BVLA! They made for a great fit in her second earlobe piercings.

While in the studio today, she also fell in love with the beautiful Rosette and absolutely had to have it in the upper cartilage piercing that we did last year! So great.

🙃 throw back to some kitchen posing practice 4 days out of my first NPC bikini competition. Messy bun, chunky nerd glasses, pre-spray tan…peak week at its finest lol.
I did two shows 2 weeks apart. Not too shabby for a vegan cardio-junkie who never really lifted heavy in her life. (Oh, and a girl who once use to weigh 256 pounds!)
Took these last 3 months to build up my butt and overall muscle mass. Now I’m ready to begin the prep life again for my next round of shows.
My goal is beat this girl 💕 you vs. you