Gloucestershire farmer builds £2k weed-crushing combine add-on

Earlier this year, we featured the Harrington Seed Destructor – an Australian invention that fits to the tail end of the combine to grind down weed seeds harvested with cereal crops before flinging them out with the rest of the surplus material. However, the prospect of shelling out £93,000 on a product that is so far unproven in the heavier crops of western Europe will have most British arable farmers wincing. Step forward Kevin Buckland, who has been developing a similar system since 2012 for Grange Farm in Bredon, Gloucestershire, but for a fraction of the price. After seeing average yields tumble from more than 6t/ha to just 2.5t/ha across the 120ha arable portion of the organic farm, Mr Buckland and farm manager Carl Gray decided immediate action was required to stem the yield-sapping damage caused by three main culprits – wild oat, runch and charlock. The aim was to limit the spread of seeds from the back of the combine, in similar fashion to Ray Harrington’s weed crusher. So, armed with a princely £2,000 parts budget, Mr Buckland designed his own pin mill system that carries one spinning disc and a second static one sandwiched together with bolts to crack the grains in t...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: Hibbett Sports, Universal Forest, Citizens Financial, Westlake and Metlife

Chicago, IL – June 24, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are Hibbett Sports Inc. HIBB, Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI, Citizens Financial Group Inc. CFG, Westlake Chemical Partners LP WLKP and Metlife Inc. MET. A stock’s price-to-sales ratio reflects how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenues generated by the company. If the price-to-sales ratio is 1, it means that investors are paying $1 for every $1 of revenues generated by the company. So, it goes without saying that a stock with a price-to-sales below 1 is a good bargain, as investors need to pay less than a dollar for a dollar’s worth. Thus, a stock with a lower price-to-sales ratio is a more suitable investment than a stock with a high price-to-sales ratio. When considering valuation metrics, price-to-earnings ratio has always been the obvious choice. This is because calculations based on earnings are easy and come in handy. However, price-to-sales has emerged as a convenient tool to determine the value of stocks that are incurring losses or are in an early cycle of development, generating meager or no profits. While a loss-making company with a negative price-to-earnings ratio falls out of in...

Plasma machine helps pipe fabricator expand services

Every once in a while, a business starts as a success. Merging two complementary companies or buying a successful business unit and bringing it into an existing corporate structure are two ways to start out on top. However, most success stories are based on humble origins, and the story of Porter Pipe & Supply, Addison, Ill., is one of this sort. Founded in 1976 as Porter Supply Co., it was a Chicagoland supplier of heating equipment and components. The staff consisted of the founder, Ralph Porter, and a delivery driver, Ralph’s son Jim. The company leased 8,000 square feet of commercial space, and the only asset other than the inventory was a pickup truck. The sales volume in 1976 amounted to $310,000. The staff grew and the footprint grew. In 1983 Jim’s brother Bud joined the company, and by 1991 the company occupied 18,000 sq. ft. Renamed Porter Pipe & Supply Co. after the sons purchased the business in 1996, it took on pipe up to 36 inches outside diameter in a variety of alloys. It expanded to occupy 40,000 sq. ft. and started 24-hour operations, and in 1999 the brothers added an 8,000-sq.-ft. facility in downtown Chicago and expanded its market to include northwest...

China Hot sale 925 sterling silver ring with AAA Cubic Zirconia on Global Sources

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 >> Fashion Accessories & Footwear >> Jewelry & Watches >> Fashion Rings >> Sterling silver rings – 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! About Us :  Goodliness Jewellery Co. Ltd. is a professional silver&brass manufacturer in Guangzhou, China,  with 10 years’ experience in design, material sourcing, production management and export jewelry.  Our main products include ring, earring, necklace, pendant, set, bracelet, bangle and different kind of accessory. Any third-party trademarks or images shown here are for reference purposes only. We are not authorized to sell any items bearing such trademarks. This Verified Supplier’s Business Registration profile has been independently verified with relevant government agencies Learn more Language Option: Españolbeta | Pусский | Français | ...

Paratroopers of the Allied land on La Manche coast, on June 6, 1944 after Allied forces

Paratroopers of the Allied land on La Manche coast, on June 6, 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. 75 years ago today, 23,400 Allied paratroopers stepped out of aircraft into the skies over Normandy, France to join the nearly 133,000 Allied troops storming the beaches. The Allied invasion of Europe, Operation Overlord, had begun; within a year of D-Day, the Nazis would be defeated and the war in Europe would be over. But the airborne troops who parachuted into France on D-Day might not have been equipped for the task if a woman in Connecticut hadn’t made her own jump two years earlier. Adeline Gray, at just 24 years old, already had stories to tell. She had spent the years before World War Two as a barnstorming pilot and a a stunt parachutist — possibly the only woman in the U.S.who could claim that title in the 1930s. She also ran a parachuting school. In 1942, she worked for the Pioneer Parachute Company as a parachute rigger and tester, responsible for inspecting and packing parachutes. Lives were in Gray’s hands, and she understood that better than most. Gray’s employer had recently joined forces with a chemical company...

Global Roofing Underlying Materials Market 2019-2024 | Market Insights, Industry Analysis, Size, & Share

The Roofing Underlying Materials Market report firstly introduced the Roofing Underlying Materials industry basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region Roofing Underlying Materials market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis. Access Global Roofing Underlying Materials Market Research Report Details at: at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/372809    The residential segment is currently the biggest contributor to the global market for roofing underlying materials. The residential segment accounted for a market share of almost 56.61% in the international market in the year 2016. In terms of product type, the segment of Modified Asphalt Roofing Underlying accounted for a share of over 49.5% in terms of revenue in the global market in 2016. This segment is also expected to remain the dominant product segment fr...

NPE Wrap-Up: News in Primary Machinery, Part 1 : Plastics Technology

Rounding up details from the Big Show not previously reported in all our other coverage, here’s more news in injection and blow molding, extrusion and compounding. Next month, we’ll conclude with recycling/scrap reclaim, robots, tooling, auxiliary equipment, materials and additives. This 2250-ton press, part of Milacron’s new Cincinnati series, is an example of the dominance of servo-hydraulic two-platen presses among new machines at NPE. Lucky Goldstar (LG) is back, under the name LS Mtron. The One is its new premium line of servo-hydraulic two-platen presses. New M3 micromolding system from MHS Hotrunner Solutions is said to provide extreme shot size precision and maximum protection of sensitive resins from thermal degradation through a novel three-step injection process involving two plungers and a valve-gate nozzle. Brown Machine’s new Quad Series thermoformer is available with a dual servo-drive system that maintains coining force at higher speeds. New Compeo series compounder from Buss Corp. can run a gamut of materials and recipes without changing any hardware. Jomar’s newest servo-hydraulic injection-blow machines have controls designed with Industry 4.0 in mind—for exa...

Tel Aviv Studio Introduces Cocoon-Sprayed Stackable Lamps : DESIGN : Science Times

Providing lighting for interior space can be very technical and straightforward. It could start with a long computation, followed by a list of possible choices, finished off with the installation and operation of the lighting fixtures. Interior designers and utility manufactures work to provide the client or homeowner with space appropriate items that they require. Still, it does not have to stop at creating products or designing the space solely according to its purpose. It could also mean that these experts have taken it upon themselves to provide services or items that are of the highest quality. Aqua Creations, a studio based in Tel Aviv, has launched a series of sculptural lighting fixtures. Each unit can be used individually or even stacked on top of another unit. Aqua Creations has released three designs of the stackable lighting fixtures. These are the To, Te, and M, which, when put together spells ToTeM. The collection features three different rectangular forms with rounded edges having different proportions. The first one is almost square, the second one is tall and thin, and the third one is wide and short. The studio Aqua Creations has been known for designing diffe...

Summary: Latest Research Report on Heat Not Burn Cigarette Market2019 Added by Acquire Market Research which

Summary: Latest Research Report on Heat Not Burn Cigarette Market2019 Added by Acquire Market Research which covers Market Overview, Future Economic Impact, Competition by Manufacturers, Supply (Production), and Consumption Analysis. The Heat Not Burn Cigarette market research study relies upon a combination of primary as well as secondary research. It throws light on the key factors concerned with generating and limiting Heat Not Burn Cigarette market growth. In addition, the current mergers and acquisitions by key players in the market have been described at length. Additionally, the historical information and growth in the CAGR have been given in the research report. The latest trends, product portfolio, demographics, geographical segmentation, and regulatory framework of the Heat Not Burn Cigarette market have also been included in the study. The key manufacturers covered in this report: Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Altria, China tobacco, Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation, American electronic cigarette company, VMR Products The Latest Trends, Demographics, Product Portfolio, Geographical segmentation, and Regula...

Time doesn’t stand still in the cycling world. The 25th anniversary Ritchey Swiss Cross might be

Time doesn’t stand still in the cycling world. The 25th anniversary Ritchey Swiss Cross might be showing its age in appearance, but when it comes to riding the performance is first class, with a truly silky smooth quality and good handling. It’s still a cyclo-cross race bike at heart, but this updated version with improved clearance for 40mm tyres does open it up to more adventurous riding, though it doesn’t offer the versatility we’re rapidly coming to expect from modern gravel and adventure bikes. Smooth. Smooth. Smooth. That is the immediate and lasting takeaway from riding the Swiss Cross. It’s one of the nicest steel bikes I’ve ridden and is a good reminder that steel is still a valid choice in the face of more modern material choices. We all know steel offers a smooth ride quality, of course, it’s been drilled into us for decades, but there’s importance not just in the tube selection but in how the tubes are joined, and all the small details that clearly mark the Ritchey as being smoother than other steel bikes I’ve tested. The Swiss Cross was born for the highest level of cyclo-cross race 25 years ago, but it would nev...

There are more than 2,000 results for the motto “Live Laugh Love” on Amazon, including decorative

There are more than 2,000 results for the motto “Live Laugh Love” on Amazon, including decorative signs, throw pillow covers, wall sculptures, candles, decals, and area rugs, all bearing some formation of it. As of this publication, Etsy lists 9,347 things for sale that feature the dreaded credo; there are also 2.6 million results for the hashtag #livelaughlove on Instagram. You can scroll endlessly on Pinterest — past tattoos, rocks, cakes, even a sewing machine, all emblazoned with those three words — without reaching an end point. And if you step inside a Target or a Marshall’s, it’ll likely become apparent how exhaustively the trend has infiltrated affordable home décor. Maybe it seems like the slogan has been with us forever, which is nearly true: A short investigation by House Beautiful traces the saying to a 1904 Bessie Anderson Stanley poem called “Success,” often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Stanley’s relatives claim her poem won the $250 first prize in a contest for the best essay on “What constitutes success,” published in a 1905 issue of The Lincoln Sentinel. The words — “He achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much” — can now be fou...

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