All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war — Quartz

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.  Before the trade war starts in earnest, China bought about 17% of US agricultural exports and was a major market for other goods, from Maine lobster to Boeing aircraft. It has been the largest market for Apple iPhones since 2016. Since the escalation of tariffs, though, China has stopped buying soybeans and lobsters, and Apple warned it would miss its expected Christmas holiday sales figures because of trade tensions. In addition to the 25% tariffs below, Beijing also added 20% tariffs on 1,078 US products, 10% tariffs on 974 US products, and 5% tariffs on 595 US products (all links in Chinese). The list was translated from China’s ministry of finance press release using Google translate, and may be inexact in spots. Quartz also rearranged some items on the list to group them into categories, and they may not be in the order of their “harmonized tariff schedule” codes.  Rectangular Tube, Square Tube, C Channel, Steel Plate, Steel Coils – Minji...

Safety products: Push-in cable gland speeds installation times

Utility supplies: ABB introduces push-in cable gland to speed installation times. The NPG Quick-Connect saves time and offers high ingress protection. Safety products: ABB’s latest cable gland offering, the NPG Quick-Connect™, allows for the fast and effective installation of cable into a box or panel without access to the inside of the enclosure, greatly speeding the process. Thanks to its built-in nylon locking mechanism, the Quick-Connect offers an easy three-step process: Simply plug the gland into a properly sized box hole until it clicks, insert the cable and tighten. No nuts or separate parts are required. The speed and ease of installation makes the NPG Quick-Connect an ideal candidate for panel builders and volume installers, as the ease of installation comes with no reduction in performance. Quick-Connect is a single-piece, corrosion-resistant nylon cable gland suitable for non-armored, portable and tray cable types. When installed, Quick-Connect can achieve ingress protection of IP66 or IP68. Under normal use, NPG Quick-Connect glands are rated to perform from -20 degrees C to 100 degrees C ( -4 degrees F to 212 degrees F), but in shorter periods can withstand -30 deg...

Can We Innovate Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis? Natural, Biodegradable, & Sustainable Alternatives to Plastic

 I’m going to start by simply stating that biodegradable plastics, bioplastics, and other substitutes have a lot of flaws. They are certainly no silver bullet to the problem of plastic pollution worldwide, especially our oceans – however, they do represent significant advantages to traditional plastic in specific circumstances if we use them the right way. Furthermore, there are multiple start ups and new technology developing in this field that either make many substitutes to conventional plastics more effective, cheaper – or they can replace one or more substitutes outright. We will talk about some of these exciting new start ups and technologies in a separate blog post! For right now, we are going to talk about the substitutes and alternatives to conventional plastic that are available and being utilized TODAY. Although minimizing consumption dramatically, massive government/NGO/business cooperation and regulations/incentives etc. are likely to collectively be some of the best long-term solution for our planet – consumption trends aren’t going to drop overnight. Similarly, single use plastic bans or other legislation could take years to implement even if successful. Not to m...

Britain’s Matilda Tank Was One Weapon The Nazis Never Wanted To Fight

The origins of the Matilda Tank or “I” Tank date back to 1934, when Maj. Gen. Percy C.S. Hobart, then the Inspector, Royal Tank Corps (RTC), itemized the features of a new infantry support weapon that would be “moderately well-armoured and equipped with a machine gun, available in large numbers to swamp the enemy defences; or a larger type, mounting a cannon and armoured sufficiently to be proof against field artillery.” Due to finances, Britain’s interwar military leaders favored the smaller of Hobart’s prototypes, the A11, which was codenamed Matilda. This curious name was derived from a popular feathered cartoon character of the time, Matilda the Duck, because the tank’s 27 tons of metal moved about as elegantly as an overweight waddling duck. The initial A11 offering from Vickers-Armstrong, Ltd., in 1935 was an inexpensive, small, two-man tank that possessed a solitary machine gun, thus, hardly a mechanized weapon to “swamp the enemy defences,” but rather a mobile, armored machine gun. By January 1938, as the prospects for war in Europe heightened, the British Army now desired a cannon-armed infantry tank, which was labeled the A12, Matilda Mark I, and was to be produced by ...

Looking Glass Pro Workstation Offers Glasses-Free 3D Computing, but at Premium Price « Next Reality

With Microsoft taking direct aim at enterprises for its HoloLens 2 with a $3,500 price tag, one startup is betting that business will be willing to pony up for glasses-free 3D displays as well. After shipping its Looking Glass Standard (previously called the HoloPlayer One) 8.9 inch tabletop displays for glasses-free interaction with 3D content at a much lower price than the HoloLens, startup Looking Glass Factory is now digging into the other side of the market with the Looking Glass Pro Workstation, an all-in-one 3D desktop computer selling for $6,000. While HoloPlayer One gave customers a display to pair with compatible desktops, the Looking Glass Pro Workstation includes a 15.6-inch lightfield display, a fold-out 7-inch touchscreen display, a Leap Motion controller for interacting with 3D content, and an embedded Intel NUC 8 VR computer to run the whole show. “After shipping thousands of standard and large Looking Glass dev kit displays to 3D content creators earlier this year, we received numerous requests from companies for a self-contained holographic solution that they could start using instantly, without needing to connect separate peripherals or an external compu...

Bassari Resources Releases Half-Year Report; Registers Significant Progress at Makabingui Gold Project

Australia based gold company, Bassari Resources Limited (ASX: BSR) is currently focused on the development of the Makabingui Gold Project and exploration and resource definition within two permit areas located in Senegal – Moura and Makabingu. The company intends to commence production and delineate additional mineral (primarily gold) deposits that meet commercial parameters of grade and tonnage needed for profitable exploitation. The company recently published its half-year results report, in which it provided update related to the Makabingui Gold Project as well as on the Moura exploration. Currently, the Makabingui Gold Project is in the development phase. Bassari Resources is rapidly progressing to bring the Makabingui Gold Project into production. During the first half of 2019, the company made significant progress in the development of this project. This includes: With regards to the Moura exploration, the company has informed that a drilling program has been designed to follow up mid-2018 drilling results with the aim of defining preliminary resource estimates at both Konkouto and Konkouto Hill prospects. Programs designed include 1,000 metres of diamond drilling and 3,50...

Standing Out with Storytelling Signage | Ideation Orange

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Manufacturing may be exciting work, but it’s usually not very attractive – and that’s a problem for manufacturers working to recruit promising newcomers and train talented associates. Is it possible a better setting might improve their efforts? At Lansing Community College in Michigan, the new Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) is a state-of-the-art training cluster designed to prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s manufacturing technology. To create a visually appealing space that will attract and inspire students, Lansing Community College turned to Ideation Orange, a branded environment signage firm based in Royal Oak, Mich. Branded environments create the atmosphere of an organization through an intentional combination of architecture, graphics, interior design, and signage. Such an atmosphere expresses an organization’s values, story, and culture. It is designed to influence how people perceive a brand, and to differentiate an organization ...

Ampersand Distilling Co. Releases “Nocino!” – an Italian-Style Green Walnut Liqueur

Duncan, BC | The makers of award winning Ampersand Gin & Per Se Vodka have added a new limited-edition product to their line, just in time for the holidays. Nocino! is an Italian style green walnut liqueur made with walnuts hand picked in the Cowichan Valley & sweetened with local honey. “We collected green walnuts this summer from friends in the valley and steeped them in our pure spirit. It turns this amazing deep walnut colour and lends an amazing aroma. Then we’ve spiced it with cinnamon, allspice, and fresh lemon peel and aged it for at least eighty days. It’s great for sipping on in the winter, and we love making cocktails with it. It pairs nicely with rye cocktails, and it’s a great addition to eggnog,” says co-founder & head distiller Jeremy Schacht. Those looking for Nocino! can find it at bars and restaurants – Burdock & Co, Juniper, Agrius, Northern Quarter, Veneto, Wild Mountain, Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar, and Wolf in the Fog all carry the seasonal release. You can also make the trek to the Duncan Farmers’ Market to pick some up for yourself. Nocino! continues Ampersand’s fresh take on classic spirits. You can find them at Legacy Liquor st...