Industrial lasers continue solid revenue growth in 2016

This report will again show strong growth, which runs counter to more modest gains reported in the global machine tool sector. Most of the world’s economies decreased in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, leading to unsettled times for the global manufacturing sector. Setting aside the normal up-and-down cycles of manufacturing, a number of factors occurred last year that affected the manufacturing economy. Globalization hit a wall, with foreign direct investment in rich economies dropping 40% from peak and international lending down 9% in the past two years. This concerned the International Monetary Fund and World Bank as nations turned inward, potentially worsening global malaise in manufacturing—specifically in the U.S., where the presidential election results sent a message of rising protectionism. The World Trade Organization slashed growth in global trade volumes to 1.7% and negative signs appeared, such as shipping containers falling 4% after four decades of double-digit expansion. Growth prospects for the global manufacturing economy continued to weaken, compounded by recent events such as the Brexit vote, terrorist attacks around the world, China’s delays...

Regulators boost yellow perch catch limit by 13 per cent

Lake Erie’s perch fishermen are getting ready to hit the deck and cast their nets wide after industry regulators handed down a hefty increase to this year’s catch quota. The Lake Erie Committee and Great Lakes Fishery Commission have given Canadian and U.S. commercial fishermen the green-light to catch 13 per cent more yellow perch than they did in 2016 – but not everyone along the Lake Erie coastline is cheering. The lake is divided into four management units, each with its own catch quota. Though the total amount of yellow perch fisherman are allowed to snag is up overall, certain areas are enjoying more of a boost than others. Elgin area’s quota is holding steady this year after decreases two years in a row. The management area next to it, the eastern basin, is facing a 22 per cent decrease in the amount of yellow perch fishermen can catch this season. “There’s not much quota down in that end of the lake to begin with. (Canadian fisherman) had 223,000 lbs. last year and this year they’ll have 174,000,” said Kevin Reid, assessment manager and biologist for the Ontario Commercial Fisheries’ Association. Many of the boats that call Lake Erie’s eastern basin home hold licenses fo...

FDA Continues Strong Support of Innovation in Development of Gene Therapy Products

The .gov means it’s official.Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site. The site is secure. The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely. This is a pivotal time in the field of gene therapy as the FDA continues its efforts to support innovators developing new medical products for Americans and others around the world. To date, the FDA has approved four gene therapy products, which insert new genetic material into a patient’s cells. The agency anticipates many more approvals in the coming years, as evidenced by the more than 900 investigational new drug (IND) applications for ongoing clinical studies in this area. The FDA believes this will provide patients and providers with increased therapeutic choices. In that spirit, today, the FDA is announcing the release of a number of important policies: six final guidances on gene therapy manufacturing and clinical development of products and a draft guidance, Interpreting Sameness of Gene Therapy Products Under the Orphan Drug Regulatio...

This Sporty NX 300 SUV Is What You Want To Be Seen Driving On Florida Streets

The NX 300’s raised driving position evokes a sporty driving experience with features to complement a busy lifestyle. This includes the Lexus Safety System+ as standard equipment, Lexus Enform Wi-Fi (with 4GB of space complimentary for the first year) and a power back door with kick sensor available as a standalone option. Additional options include: a Luxury Package with Electrochromic mirrors and reverse tilt and memory mirrors; Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert; and a Comfort Package with driver and passenger heated and ventilated seats. A driving experience that is never ordinary, the NX driver faces a sculptured metal-faced four-dial gauge cluster with 3D speedometer and tachometer displays. Gauges in the F SPORT feature full-length illuminated needles. A 4.2-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD in the center of the instrument cluster provides a full-color Multi Information Display (MID). A change in drive modes using the Drive Mode Select switch triggers a colored illumination in the MID – red for Sport mode, for example. The MID can also display phone and audio information. The 2019 Lexus NX’s straight-line performance remains unchanged, keeping the signific...

Global Automatic Slitter Market Forecast period 2020-2026 Kampf, Atlas Converting Equipment, Euromac

An exclusive research report on the Automatic Slitter Market 2020-2026 has been fabricated through the detailed analysis of the Automatic Slitter market dynamics along with some significant aspects of the industry. The world Automatic Slitter market report provides a close summary of the major segments within the Automatic Slitter industry. The quickest, as well as slowest Automatic Slitter market segments, are lined properly during this report. The segmentation of the Automatic Slitter market by end-users, regional countries, product types and key manufacturers has been carried out based on differentiable validation and industrial analysis through extensive primary inputs from stakeholders and secondary research. Furthermore, the Automatic Slitter market has been utilizing several technical methods and internal statistical techniques. Obtain sample copy of Automatic Slitter market report: https://marketsresearch.biz/report/global-automatic-slitter-market-367910#request-sample The Automatic Slitter market report also delivers an in-depth analysis of the emerging industry trends along with the restraints, drivers, and opportunities in the Automatic Slitter market to provide worth...

Trial of Uyghurs Resumes in 2015 Thailand Shrine Bombing Case

Two Uyghur men accused of carrying out a bombing that killed 20 people at a Hindu shrine in Bangkok in 2015 pleaded not guilty Monday, a defense lawyer said, as their trial resumed for the first time since 2017.Adem Karadag (alias Bilal Mohammed) and Yusufu Mieraili were arrested a few weeks after a bomb blast ripped through the Erawan Shrine, which is also considered sacred by Buddhists and is a major tourist attraction.The two defendants, who identified themselves as Uyghurs from Urumqi in the Xinjiang region of China, had earlier pled not guilty to charges under a military tribunal, but authorities referred their case to a civilian court late last year.“They came to the court, pleaded not guilty, and vowed to fight the case,” Chuchart Gunpai, the defense attorney for Karadag, told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service, by phone Monday.The case was transferred to the South Bangkok Court after the Thai parliament elected junta leader Prayuth Chan-o-cha as prime minister, completing his transition from coup leader to head of a civilian government following an election in March 2019 that critics claim was engineered to keep him in power.Also on Monday, officials schedu...

Hygienic drain design, sanitisers and drain management

Posted: 28 October 2015 | Brett Ira, Key Account Manager, ACO Group / James Marsden, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Food Safety and Security, Kansas State University | No comments yet The ACO Group is one of the world market leaders in drainage technology. With its integrated approach, ACO stands for professional drainage, economical cleaning, and the controlled release and reuse of water. In an interview for New Food, James Marsden from Kansas State University, put some questions to Brett Ira, Key Account Manager at ACO Group, to further explain hygienic drain design… In today’s food production environment, the installation of proper drainage is very important for numerous reasons; to keep the food safe from cross contamination, to keep employees safe by minimising the risk of slips and other accidents in the workplace, and to minimise operational costs for a facility by having a proper drainage system in place which enables easy maintenance. As such, James’ first question was: “How are drains engineered to allow for thorough cleaning and sanitation?” Generally the main features that ensure this are rounded inner corners, butt welding of the end caps and outlet, and a removabl...

How advancing technology can aid in making molding process super easy and efficient? 

In the last decade, numerous advanced technologies are invented which are actually helping several industries and making their business fast and profitable. Plastic molding process is one of such technology and in this particular blog we are going to discuss interesting facts about the plastic molding technologies which have numerous applications in the modern industrial world.  Since the invention of plastic, it became an integral part of our day to day life. From the living room to the kitchen there are numerous objects which are prepared from plastics. If we want to prepare a particular article from the plastic then we use a plastic mold of various kinds. Plastic molding is a process which is used to prepare different objects from plastic through highly complex design. At present we have numerous platforms like –https://www.plasticmold.net/ in the online markets that are actually providing the best options for world-class plastic molding techniques. Now, advanced technology based molding machines are available in the online market which are widely used for the making of automobile parts, different kinds of containers and other items of daily use.  It is based on a very simple...

Best New Music — December 6, 2019 Search Close Search Close

Each week, Vulture highlights the best new music. If a song is worthy of your ears and attention, you’ll find it here. Listen to them all. “Posthumous Forgiveness” is easily the highlight of the latest crop of singles from Tame Impala’s upcoming The Slow Rush, because it doubles down on what front man Kevin Parker does so well. Parker excels at creating music that exists out of time, using sonic signifiers of the moment (you’d be forgiven if you thought the Weeknd in some way contributed to the vocals here), but as he moves further and further away from the relatively straightforward psych rock of 2010’s Innerspeaker, he continues to find a home in zonked out, hypnotic self-reflection. Here, he burrows further and further into his own life and memories, exploring his complicated relationship with his father, and how he wishes he could tell him about what his life is like now (hence the song’s title). “Posthumous Forgiveness” is ultimately the most lyrically direct Tame Impala song that exists, which also makes it the most heartbreaking. Parker’s greatest trick, though, is you’ll get exactly as much as you put into this song: At a minimum, it’s gorgeous sonic wallpaper, but spend...

How to Make EFFECTIVE Political Art: 6 Rules of Thumb | Art for Sale

It’s one thing to move someone with a work of art. It’s another thing to mobilize them. For centuries, artists have used their canvases, sculptures, films, and other creative means to espouse deeply felt political opinion. But within the genre of political art, protest art (also commonly referred to as activist art, or in some cases, useful art) seeks not only to offer commentary, but to initiate real social or political change. The question is: how can political art best have an impact on the world outside of the white cube? After looking at some truly productive political art projects from recent history, we’ve reverse-engineered five rules of thumb for creating—and disseminating—art as a form of social and political activism. This election season, with the stakes higher than any time in a generation, artists may want to take note of these tactics. Exhibiting political art in galleries, museums, and other art-world venues can be like preaching to the choir. Though we’re generalizing broadly here, it’s usually safe to assume that most artists share similar liberal aspirations for justice and equality with their audiences (curators, dealers, collectors, critics, fellow artists.)...

Cut a small section of plaster onto the plastering trowel and apply to the repair with

Cut a small section of plaster onto the plastering trowel and apply to the repair with vertical and horizontal movements. Press firmly to work the plaster into the damaged area. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, leave the plaster to dry. Once the plaster is dry, use a spray gun or paint brush to dampen the surface with clean water. Using the edge of a clean trowel, work across the plaster repair to smooth the finish. Repeat this process if advised by the manufacturer. Check the area around the repair with a cable, pipe & stud detector to make sure it’s safe to cut through the old plasterboard. Add an extra 25mm at the top and bottom, then cut the offcut to size with a plasterboard saw or retractable knife. Using a pencil and straight edge, mark the original measurements (without the additional 25mm overhangs) onto the wall. Draw diagonal lines from the hole into each corner. Then, use a plasterboard saw to cut along the diagonal lines. Using a retractable knife and straight edge, score the plasterboard along the guide marks and remove the excess plasterboard. Drill a hole that is big enough to easily accommodate a nail into the centre of the plasterboard offc...

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