Parts Rush: Young Dept. Manager Ends Up in Music Limelight

Confession: As much as I like to preach about focus and discipline, I’m as guilty as anyone in chasing the shiny object, sprinting down the rabbit hole or, as we say in my men’s group at church, falling prey to that swiveling head of a dog in the backyard: “SQUIRREL Alert!” A bit of a side hobby is noticing farm equipment references in history, news and culture. I’ve also been told I get overly enthused by even the tiniest of references (and occasionally, picking out the mistaken reality of how something is portrayed). A few examples of things that draw me in … the White Farm Equipment and Versatile dealer (and son-in-law/combine salesman Jake Gyllenhaal) in Brokeback Mountain, the Massey Ferguson dealership destroyed by a tornado in Twister and even the dark connection of implement manufacturer to the evil-doings of Dr. Josef Mengele as shared in The Killing of the SS. Last Friday (while the wife and kids were in the basement binge-watching The Office), I had a date with Netflix. A free documentary selection would deliver something of interest, as I’d known that progressive rock icon, Rush, had a tie to farm equipment. I tuned into the 2010 documentary: Rush: Beyond the L...

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. Path: All Categories >> Consumer Electronics >> A/V Accessories >> Electronic Products Industry Services >> Electronic products OEM & ODM services – Update me on new products View latest products We’ve sent a confirmation e-mail to XXX@gmail.com. Click on the link in the e-mail to activate and start receiving free alerts when new products are posted! Any third-party trademarks or images shown here are for reference purposes only. We are not authorized to sell any items bearing such trademarks. Note: Not all certifying agents offer online lookup, and some have a lag time for posting new certificates. If you are unable to find a certificate online, contact the certification agency or supplier for further verification. This Verified Supplier’s Business Registration profile has been independently verified with relevant government agencies Learn more Language Option: Españolbeta | Pусский | Français | Deutsch | Português | Italiano | Nederlands | 한국어 | polski | Türk | 日本語 | ...

Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming

Children working on tobacco farms in the United States are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers. Child tobacco workers often labor 50 or 60 hours a week in extreme heat, use dangerous tools and machinery, lift heavy loads, and climb into the rafters of barns several stories tall, risking serious injuries and falls. The tobacco grown on US farms is purchased by the largest tobacco companies in the world. Ninety percent of tobacco grown in the US is cultivated in four states: North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Between May and October 2013, Human Rights Watch interviewed 141 child tobacco workers, ages 7 to 17, who worked in these states in 2012 or 2013. Nearly three-quarters of the children interviewed by Human Rights Watch reported the sudden onset of serious symptoms—including nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness, skin rashes, difficulty breathing, and irritation to their eyes and mouths—while working in fields of tobacco plants and in barns with dried tobacco leaves and tobacco dust. Many of these symptoms are consistent with acute nicotine poisoning. Based on our findings set out in this report, Human Rights Watch believe...

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education,

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. IT’S a kitchen staple that most people use every day, so get the best pepper mill you can and your taste buds will thank you for it. Peugeot – they of car-making fame – made the first pepper mill with a built-in metal grinder way back in 1842, but since metal can corrode and wear, many of today’s pepper mills have ceramic mechanisms because they’re more durable. Manual crush designs are the most common and work by holding the body of the mill and twisting the top section and only have one coarseness setting. Battery-operated ones are essentially the same as manual crush models but grind pepper at the touch of a button, while precision grinders allow you to adjust how coarsely you want to grind the pepper. As a general rule, finely ground pepper gives a more even flavour and is best used in things such as sauces where a smooth texture is important; a coarse grind is best for steaks, marinades and general seasoning. After you’ve decided which type you’d like, the other thing to consider is whether you mind a little pepper residue left on your worktops or...

IITG signs MoU with PCBA to tackle air pollution in 5 cities

The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pollution Control Board Assam (PCBA) to tackle air pollution problems in five cities of the state. The MoU was signed under the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to tackle air pollution problems in Guwahati, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sibsagar and Silchar in the state of Assam, according to a release issued by IITG on Friday. The identified cities and towns have particle levels (PM10) exceeding the annual average (60 microgram per cubic meter) ambient air quality standards. The MoU was signed by Prof Sharad Gokhale of the Civil Engineering department of IITG and Dr D N Das PCBA Member secretary recently, it said. The main aim of the MoU signed would be to prepare city-specific interventions and action plans, targeting about 20 to 30 per cent reduction of PM 2.5 and PM10 concentrations by 2024 and will be implemented by PCBA, the release said. IITG will be the technical partner and will assist PCBA in carrying out air pollution studies like identifying critical sources, building state-of-the-art air quality ...

Optical splitter Modules Market 2025: Topmost manufacturers With Size, Regions, Types, Major Drivers, Profits

MarketReports has announced the addition of the global informative report on the Optical splitter Modules market for getting better insights into the global Optical splitter Modules market. The global analytical report has been made by using significant data research methodologies such as primary and secondary research. It classifies the global Optical splitter Modules in a precise manner to offer detailed insights about the different aspects responsible for augmenting as well as restraining the global market growth. Furthermore, it makes use of effective infographics while curating the global research report such as tables, charts, pictures, diagrams, and graphs. Moreover, an expert team of researchers throws light on various global market segments along with its sub-types for a better understanding of the global Optical splitter Modules market. Sample report can be viewed in a PDF form by visiting @ marketreports.co/global-optical-splitter-modules-market-research-report-2019-2025/173919/#Free-Sample-Report The global Optical splitter Modules market analysis is an expert compiled study which provides a holistic view of the global Optical splitter Modules market covering differe...

Appliance Science: HEPA filters and the physics of fresh air

HEPA air filters promise to take nasty things out of the air, removing cigarette smoke, pollen and other irritants. How do they do this? Appliance Science looks at how HEPA air filters work, and how to tell the real from the fake. Fresh air? More like stinky, germ-filled and particle-laden air. The air that you breathe is filled with all manner of things, from visible dust to invisible (but stinky) chemicals. Most of these things are harmless, but some can be harmful to your health, especially for those with conditions such as asthma. For these people, relief can come in the form of a HEPA (short for “High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance” or “Air,” depending on who you ask) filter that removes the ick, pumping out clean, stink and dust-free air. HEPA is a US government standard, first set in 1983. The standard says that to earn the name, a filter must capture at least 99.97 percent of particles larger than 0.3 µm (micrometers, or microns) in size, while only impeding the flow of air by a relatively small amount. The progression of modern of air filters design goes back much further, though: the technology behind them was developed to capture tiny radioa...

1 million farmers to benefit from fertilizer subsidies in 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture has targeted 1 million farmers to benefit from subsidized fertilizer in its Planting for Food and Jobs program in 2019. This target was raised from that of 700,000 following improved numbers of farmers who got covered in 2018. In all, 300,000 metric tons of inorganic fertilizers and 200,000 metric tons of organic fertilizer worth GHc400 million will be distributed. “The cereals and legume crops being promoted under the campaign have increased. We will raise the achievements up in 2019,” Agric Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto stated at the launch of the 2019 Planting for Food and Jobs program.Introduction of crop fertilizers For the past for decades, farmers in Ghana have been using the blanked fire recommendations. This has been one of the major contributory factors of low crop productivity among smallholder farmers. To address this challenge, Dr. Afriyie Akoto said the Soil Research Institute (SRI) in collaboration with his Ministry has been able to develop crop-specific fertilizer recommendations for maize, sorghum, rice, soybean, cassava and vegetables for the Guinea Savanna and Forest Transitional Agro-ecological zones of the country. Dr. Owusu Af...

Countless cups of coffee, twelve months of research, from coast to coast—for Food & Wine’s second

Countless cups of coffee, twelve months of research, from coast to coast—for Food & Wine’s second annual survey, we pulled out all the stops, and we couldn’t be more excited to share our findings The big, beautiful moment came from nowhere, on the worst possible day—a brittle, featureless January afternoon in one of those Southern cities you do not typically rush toward when looking to uncover trends. The morning had been filled with disappointment, and coffee that tasted like sadness, and I wasn’t the least bit optimistic, arriving at my final stop. But there was this brand new coffee bar that I apparently just had to see, and so I went, expecting nothing. The town was already full of coffee shops, and they were all pretty bad—new, old, didn’t matter. Should this one be any different? Well, it was. Inside, under the kind of careful lighting that makes everybody look better, behind the kind of bar you just want to run your fingers over, until somebody shouts at you to stop being weird, there was this group of very friendly people, studiously attentive to their work, turning out perfect cortados and lattes and the like, to the quiet delight of a standing roo...

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the value of putting tiny WIFi-enabled microcontrollers on a

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the value of putting tiny WIFi-enabled microcontrollers on a module that costs a dollar or two. Those smart light bulbs in your house probably have an ESP8266 in them, and you can build a WiFi-enabled anything with one of these chips for next to no money. Now there’s a new module that takes the design philosophy of, ‘a reasonably powerful microcontroller, on a module, that does WiFi’ to its logical conclusion. It’s the W600 module from Seeed Studios. It’s got an ARM Cortex-M3, it’s FCC and CE certified, it’s got WiFi, and it’s cheap. This is what the people want, so somebody’s got to give it to them. This product seems to be the followup and/or refinement of the Air602 WiFi Development board released by Seeed late last year. While the module itself grew a few more castellated pins and an RF can, the other specs look to be the same. Compared to the ESP-8266, which this module is obviously competing against, the Air600 is more than capable of pulling its own weight with five GPIO pins that do PWM, a decent amount of Flash, and all the WiFi support you could want. The W600 is part of an entire family of boards, with the module itself readily avai...

Bag full of reptiles stolen out of San Jose parking garage

Brian Gundy, who runs the Campbell-based educational snake business For Goodness Snakes, packed up at about 4:15 p.m. after a routine presentation at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown San Jose. It was Gundy’s 67th birthday, and his plans for the rest of the day involved a reptile-free dinner celebration with family. But first, the longtime snake aficionado filed a police report and posted Craigslist ads in the hope of finding snakes Piper, Shorty, Whitey, Bob and 12-year-old lizard Stretch, who he said were taken as he was loading his car. “It’s really disappointing. It’s really sad,” Gundy said in an interview. “And the concern too is for the animals’ safety — my guess is that they don’t have a clue on how to take care of reptiles.” The theft happened at about 4:30 p.m. as Gundy loaded his car at Fourth and San Fernando parking garage across from the library. Gundy said his arms had tired out carrying a 30-pound Plexiglass display case across the street, and he plopped the cloth duffel bag with the reptiles into a no-parking zone about 150 feet from his car. By the time he’d loaded the cage and driven back to the zone — about a minute and a half later, Gundy said ...

World Bank President: [Updated] Naomi Klein: The Ship Must Go Down with the Captain

[Updated] Naomi Klein: The Ship Must Go Down with the Captain This brilliant article by Naomi Klein of No Logo fame makes the audacious claim that the Wolfowitz scandals are an important opportunity to debunk the notion that the World Bank has ever been interested in development or poverty reduction. The example of Russia is telling and persuasive. (update: added pundita’s response calling for criminal investigation of the Bank for crimes in DRC and elsewhere.) Here’s the whole article for those too lazy to follow the link… and below a response piece from Pundita. Sacrificial Wolfie By Naomi Klein, The Nation Posted on April 28, 2007, Printed on April 30, 2007 http://www.alternet.org/story/51157/ It’s not the act itself, it’s the hypocrisy. That’s the line on Paul Wolfowitz, coming from editorial pages around the world. It’s neither: not the act (disregarding the rules to get his girlfriend a pay raise) nor the hypocrisy (the fact that Wolfowitz’s mission as World Bank president is fighting for “good governance”). First, let’s dispense with the supposed hypocrisy problem. “Who wants to be lectured on corrup...