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Winter Blast: A model convention, a great show

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If a city wants to be in the convention business, the one to host is the one in Lake Havasu City this weekend. It’s literally a blast. The fireworks have already begun at the Western Pyrotechnics Association’s 27th Winter Blast, attracting hundreds of fireworks professionals and hobbyists that show off their work in a way that sets thousands of eyes looking skyward. This convention isn’t about nametags and stale hotel air. The well-established setting is SARA Park on the southern part of the city. It’s hard to miss, not only because of the nightly fireworks shows but because of the…

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Omaha man, 50, loses fingers on both hands after setting off fireworks

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A 50-year-old Omaha man was listed in fair condition Monday after suffering critical injuries to his hands in a fireworks-related accident. Omaha police officers spoke to the injured man, Danny Marco, at Creighton University Medical Center after the accident, according to a police report. Marco was injured a little before 8 p.m. Saturday at a house near 23rd and Drexel Streets. Before he underwent surgery, Marco told the officers that he had found a box of fireworks and was lighting them.   Full Story: http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/omaha-man-injures-hands-setting-off-fireworks-after--year/article_15d86452-70fe-11e5-b67e-575422d5c429.html  

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CHINESE DISASTER SPELLS QUIET SEASON FOR NZ FIREWORKS RETAILERS

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The Chinese Tianjen disaster may have repercussions for Guy Fawkes in New Zealand this year. In August, two massive explosions at a warehouse at the port of Tianjin, Northern China, killed more than a hundred people and devastated large areas of the city. In the wake of the disaster, Chinese authorities rushed to regulate the distribution of all dangerous goods. Shipments carrying thousands of tonnes of fireworks destined for Europe, India and the Pacific were refused entry to Chinese ports, causing major headaches for importers. The majority of New Zealand fireworks importers have been seriously affected, and it is a…

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