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first_imgShareTweet Derry’s Tower Museum is asking to borrow any items salvaged from the ship.The SS Laurentic was carrying more than 3,000 gold bars when it was sunk.The majority have been recovered but 22 remain on the bed of the Swilly.Photographs and artefacts from the ship, and oral histories of its sinking, will form part of an exhibition opening next year. CO DONEGALEXHIBITION IN DERRY TO MARK SINK OF WHITE STAR LINER SS LAURENTICLOUGH SWILLYRONAN MCCONNELLSS LAURENTICTower Museum Ronan McConnell from the Tower Museum said numerous salvage attempts meant there were a number of items recovered over the years.He said: “We know there’s a lot of material from the Laurentic out there, large pieces of brass, driftwood tables, items like vanity mirrors and tobacco tins – this was a luxury liner so there were quite a lot of luxury items on the ship.”The Tower Museum Exhibition opens on January 25, 2017.EXHIBITION IN DERRY TO MARK SINK OF WHITE STAR LINER SS LAURENTIC was last modified: November 30th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: Part of the SS Laurentic lying at the bottom of the sea.THE tragic tale of the SS Laurentic is to be told in a new exhibition to mark the centenary of its sinking.The Laurentic was a passenger ship but during World War One it was used by the government to transport gold.The White Star Liner struck a German mine at the mouth of Lough Swilly, in Co Donegal in 1917 and more than 350 men lost their lives.last_img read more

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In This Issue   Chuck uses dictation   Curr

first_imgIn This Issue. *  Chuck uses dictation! *  Currencies fight back! *  Putin threatens to cut off gas. *  U.S. IP surprises on the upside!. And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Bullard’s Comments Are Interesting, eh?. Good Day!.. And a happy Friday to one and all! Well this day is not starting out very good for me. I got to work, tried to login to my computer decided that it didn’t like my login any longer so now I sit here waiting for our IT guru Jeremy to fix this problem. I’m actually dictating this into my phone right now which I hope to then carry over to the to the computer when it’s ready to go. I’ve never tried this before but I think well maybe this could work, my friend, and writer/ marketing guru,  David Galland always tells me that these dictation programs work.  Well I’m giving it a try! Speaking of giving it a try the currencies are giving it a try to fight back against the dollar. Yesterday, I told you how the dollar was so strong and that it held the con against all currencies against except for the renminbi, well as the day wore on the euro rallied back and the Aussie dollar (A$)  gained back some ground. The currencies were mixed as I left to go home for the day. The thing that got the currencies moving yesterday was just a simple statement that Fed St. Louis Pres. James Bullard made. Colleague, Ty Keough, was so excited when he saw he comment, he came rushing to my office where I was working on something and I happened to be on the phone so he stood out there waving his hands trying to let me know that there was something big happening,  so I hung up the phone came out and saw what James Bullard had said. And I quote: “the Fed’s quantitative easing program could be extended” Now let me take you back a few years after the first round of quantitative easing ended. Everything was heading down again and at the Jackson hole Fed boondoggle Bullard announced that there could be another round of quantitative easing and sure thing it happened! Well we all know that there were two more rounds one was called twist and shout, I mean operation twist and the other is QE3. So we’ve had four rounds of Fed interference into the bond market, interest rates, building the Bernanke Asset Bubble, as my guitar playing and investment guru friend, Steve Sjuggerud, originally called it.   So if Bullard was the one who announced the next round of QE back then, why wouldn’t  he be  the guy who is announcing an extension of QE now? Remember I told you all earlier in the week about how the Fed members had discussed how they were very, very concerned about the strengthening dollar.  Well let’s also go back to some words from James Bullard in the past when he was asked at the end of QE1 if the if the quantitative easing had been successful, he responded “yes,  and he gave a number of items that were that had increased, like stocks,  and then one of the items that he talked about as being successful result of QE was a depreciating dollar so. If that was his view then it’s still his view now and what better way to depreciate the dollar then to extend quantitative easing? Well I don’t think he just said these words flippantly or just out of out of school or you know,  off the record,  he put them out there so that the markets could see exactly what the Fed is thinking. So, the euro rallied back to 1.28 and remained above that figure overnight, which is always a good sign that the rebound is strong.  I have to laugh sometimes when I come in and see what the Chinese have done with the renminbi / yuan overnight. For they always seem to be trying to “fit in” with the rest of the currencies, and yesterday, the renminbi has appreciated, but the rest of the currencies dropped in value, so overnight the renminbi is weakened to “fit in” with the rest of the currencies. But then the rest of the currencies rally, and the renminbi / yuan sticks out like a sore thumb, having been weakened overnight. I have a suggestion for the Chinese that I’m sure they’ve heard a lot of times, and will eventually get around to doing this, but, haven’t yet. My suggestion would be to allow the renminbi / yuan to float and you wouldn’t be attempting to “fit in”, the markets will dictate if you “fit in” or not! Well, looky there! U.S. Industrial Production rebounded in Sept, from the negative print in August, to show a full 1% growth in the month! (remember, it’s an election year)  I can hear the powers to be coming down on the people that printed that negative number last month, and it would sound something like this. “What were you thinking? Now, you’ll have to go back and write on the board 100 times, “it’s an election year”!” HA!  But really, it certainly appears to be the case, doesn’t it? I mean you go from a negative month, to a month with a full 1% gain, and no one questions this, except me?  I know, I know, I hear some of you saying, Oh, come on Chuck, can’t you ever just roll over and accept numbers as presented? Well, if I did that, I might as well, go ride off into the sunset, never to be heard from again, for that’s not me. The Petrol currencies are feeling a little bit better this morning, as the price of Oil jumped $3 higher in the past 24 hours. The one Petrol Currency that isn’t feeling better, is the Russian ruble. Overnight, Russian President, Putin, announced that he could cut the gas flowing through Ukraine to Europe, and that renews of the tensions in the region, of which the ruble has been whacked again and again for this year. When the ruble was 39 I didn’t think it could get much weaker, then it fell to 40, and now is nearing 41.  This is going to make for a very cheap origination price for the ruble component of the BRICS MarketSafe CD. The Norwegian krone made a strong comeback yesterday, and is basically flat to stronger this morning. Both the krone and the Swedish krona, continue to get tarred with the same brush used on the euro, which really bugs the you know what out of me! The main reason I get bugged is that these two countries are not members of the euro club, and they have completely different fundamentals than the Eurozone has. But, this is the company these two currencies keep (the euro) and the markets pair them up for the country hoedown, like three peas in a pod. One of these days, Alice! One of these days, traders will do the V-8 head slap and realize that the krone and krona is not the euro. But until then, we are left to feed on the scraps left for these two currencies. I saw some slowdown in export growth from Singapore in September from a year ago, and one component continues to be a drag on Singapore exports, and that is electronics. The Pharmaceuticals remain a strong export for Singapore, but electronics is pulling the data down. I think this is something that we can pull ideas from. Like, consumers don’t have to buy electronics, but they do have to buy drugs to keep them healthy. And consumers backing out of buying electronics is not a good sign for global growth.  The Singapore dollar (S$) gets its cue from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the direction of the Chinese renminbi. Remember what I always tell you, these two currencies can’t get too far out of whack with each other, for they are in competition for exports. U.S. stocks didn’t get whacked again yesterday, and I think the Bullard comments about extending QE are responsible for that.  No worries, I’m not going to talk about stocks. I’m not a stock jockey, and don’t think I’ll ever be one either! Although I did start EverTrade Direct Brokerage in my basement. And I got my start in a brokerage house, here in ST. Louis, Stifel Nicolaus, that has become quite the big regional player. But that was back in 1973. Ahhh, 1973. Crocodile Rock was the number 1 song. The Vietnam War was coming to an end. Nixon accepted responsibility, not blame for Watergate. The National Debt was a whopping $466.3 Billion. A dozen eggs cost 25-cents. and a Ford Galaxie 500 cost $3,883. Do you recall how big a car a Ford Galaxie 500 was? That was a lot of car for the dollar, eh?  The U.S. Data Cupboard has some Housing Starts and Building Permits data to print today, but that’s about it. We’ll end the week, with the Bullard comment on our minds. Gold is down this morning, just a buck or two (it keeps flip flopping back and forth) But Gold certainly has moved slowly, and steadily above $1,200, which if you recall, I told you was near its production costs, and the last time it reached that low (Dec 2013), the shiny metal had bounced all the way to $1,350 before the manipulators put an end to that run. I didn’t say that Gold “would” rally from the production costs, just that it “should” rally, and that it had rallied earlier this year when the same scenario presented itself to the markets. For What It’s Worth. I was searching and searching for something to put in this section of the letter this morning, and spent a good amount of time doing that. But then I saw an email from a dear readers, (Thanks Blair) who sent me a story about Rupert Murdoch, blasting Central Banks for QE, and thought, what the heck are you looking at Chuck? This is it!  So, here are some snippets of a story that you can read in full here: : http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/rupert-murdoch-lambasts-central-bank-stimulus-20141017-117eyu.html#ixzz3GLq611Gr “Sources at the dinner told the Australian Financial Review that Mr. ¬Murdoch gave a punchy speech covering a number of topics and repeated calls from his media and entertainment company for the European Commission to take a tougher line against Google. News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson described the US technology giant as a “platform for piracy” whose power “increases with each passing day” in a letter sent to the commission in September. But attendees said Mr. Murdoch’s most provocative comments were on the subject of unconventional ¬monetary policy known as quantitative easing (QE) adopted by central banks in the US, Britain and Japan since the global financial crisis in 2008. Mr. Murdoch told the ministers that QE – a policy where central banks attempt to stimulate the economy by buying assets such as bonds with newly created money – could increase ¬inequality around the world. He argued low interest rates and a policy where governments printed money pushed up the price of assets. This disproportionately rewards wealthier households because they own most of the assets, he added. The 83-year-old was seated between German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. It is not known what Dr Yellen thought of the speech. However, one attendee said Mr. Murdoch’s contribution was broadly appreciated by the ministers and central bankers, which included US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, British Chancellor of the ¬Exchequer George Osborne and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.” Chuck again. Yeah, nothing like being in the bear’s den and telling the bear he eats too much! HA! Good for Mr. Murdoch! To recap. The dollar’s all-out assault on the currencies and metals yesterday, began to unwind, after Fed St. Louis, president, James Bullard, said that the “Fed’s QE could be extended”. What? Already? I at least thought the Fed would wait a couple of months!  So, the currencies, stocks and metals climbed back, and Treasuries lost about 20 basis points in yield, back above 2%… U.S. IP was up a full1% in September, making the markets forget that August was a negative print, and Gold keeps flip flopping this morning, as there’s no clear direction to move. Currencies today 10/17/14.American Style: A$ .8785, kiwi .7950, C$ .8895, euro 1.2820, sterling 1.6115, Swiss $1.0615, . European Style: rand 11.0740, krone 6.5395, SEK 7.1430, forint 245.65, zloty 3.2995, koruna 21.4365, RUB 40.80, yen 106.40, sing 1.2730, HKD 7.7580, INR 61.43, China 6.1407, pesos 13.50, BRL 2.4555, Dollar Index 84.77, Oil $83.76, 10-year 2.19%, Silver $17.37, Platinum $1,260.73, Palladium $756.75, and Gold. $1,239.43 That’s it for today. Well, did you have a nice Boss’s Day? I noticed all the bosses around the office received something from employees, but did I? NO. I guess I was wrong, all this time. You see, all this time I thought everyone liked me as their boss. But I guess I was wrong. Oh well, no skin off my back, if they don’t like me, then we’ll see what’s in their paycheck next pay period! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Just having fun. As The Beaver used to say, “Quit giving me the business, Eddie”. Sad news yesterday, as our colleague, Mike Harrell informed us that his mother had died. Sorry for your loss Mike. I had to stop before to sing along with the Beatles, “And She Loves You”.  They don’t write songs like that anymore! Thanks to IT guru Jeremy, who got me started this morning, he did it from home, and probably from bed, as he sounded quite groggy! And the dictation kind-of worked, so that was fun and new.  Well, turn out the lights the party’s over. It’s over for the Cardinals, as they once again couldn’t hold a lead they had built. So, go Royals! The other team from Missouri that will be in the World Series.  And my beloved Missouri Tigers attempt to figure out what happened last week against Georgia, and travel to Florida to play the Gators.  Alex visited the University of Florida, and like it, but said he just couldn’t see himself in blue and orange (he was brought up on Black and Gold of Mizzou!).  Speaking of Alex, he might come home this weekend. I’m there by myself for the next 8 days, so maybe his mother asked him to check on me! HA!  And with that, it’s time to get off this bus, and get started on a Fantastico Friday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Marketslast_img read more

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Abortion is still legal in all 50 states But with

first_imgAbortion is still legal in all 50 states. But with the passage of a highly restrictive new law in Alabama, and with a bill in Missouri close behind, some are wondering about the future of the procedure.Alabama’s Republican governor Kay Ivey signed a bill last week that “essentially made abortion in her state illegal in all circumstances, with zero exceptions for rape or incest. Doctors who perform the procedure face a penalty of up to 99 years in prison,” according to The Washington Post..Hundreds of people are protesting the law at the Alabama State Capitol.One of the protest’s organizers, Megan Skipper, spoke to AL.com, saying protesters “never planned for it to be this big.” She added, “but I think this size shows us that people are mad. And we are the majority. And that abortion rights are human rights and that’s what we want for the state of Alabama.”That’s not the only issue on the minds of Alabamians. A Department of Justice report revealed devastating conditions inside Alabama’s prisons for men, and alleged that they represented a violation of the Constitution.The New York Times reported:Prisoners in the Alabama system endured some of the highest rates of homicide and rape in the country, the Justice Department found, and officials showed a “flagrant disregard” for their right to be free from excessive and cruel punishment. The investigation began in the waning days of the Obama administration and continued for more than two years after Mr. Trump took office.Legislators from both parties want to convene a special session this summer to address these issues, although only the governor can make the official call.We talk to a reporter from WBHM in Birmingham about all that and more.WBHM is one of our Across America partner stations.GUESTSAndrew Yeager, Morning Edition host and reporter, WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama; @andsygrFor more, visit https://the1a.org.© 2019 WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio. Copyright 2019 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.last_img read more

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People with mental health conditions are being for

first_imgPeople with mental health conditions are being forced too soon into work that they are not ready to do, according to a disabled Labour councillor employed by one of the government’s Work Programme providers.Jenny Nedwell (pictured) a Labour councillor with Hyndburn council in east Lancashire, told a fringe meeting organised by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) that she was concerned about the number of people with mental health conditions who were being referred to her by Jobcentre Plus.After the fringe meeting, she told Disability News Service that people claiming employment and support allowance (ESA) were referred to her organisation, Bootstrap Enterprises, in Blackburn, the moment they had spent 12 months in the ESA work-related activity group (WRAG).She said: “Jobcentre Plus will say they have got to refer them because they have hit that point, whether that person has a diagnosis of terminal cancer or is to have quite a serious operation in the not-too-distant future.“Personally*, as a disabled person, I think there needs to be an element of common sense.”She said she was particularly concerned about people with mental health conditions who had been referred to Bootstrap to help push them into work, even though they had “slipped through the net” and were not receiving any impairment-related support.Nedwell, her council’s disabled persons’ champion, said that about 85 to 90 per cent of the people she worked with had anxiety or mild to moderate depression.She added: “I am concerned that we are forcing people into work who are not ready, who will go into work and will fall straight back out of work.”And she said she was concerned at government plans to cut support for new WRAG claimants by about £30 a week from April 2017, rather than pledging to support the most disadvantaged people.At a fringe event organised by the disability charity United Response, a former commissioner with the Disability Rights Commission said she was “quite devastated” that there had been so little progress in finding employment for more disabled people since speaking about the issue at a Labour conference 20 years ago.Kay Allen, who has worked at senior levels on diversity and inclusion for B&Q, Royal Mail and BSkyB, said she blamed employer attitudes and lack of knowledge, as well as a failure to provide the necessary support.At Labour’s 1995 annual conference, she had told delegates that only 49 per cent of working-age disabled people were in employment, while 74 per cent of employers had never heard of the government’s Access to Work (AtW) scheme, and just seven per cent of people with learning difficulties were in paid work.She said the numbers today were almost identical.Allen said: “I am quite devastated that I am still here in 2015 having the same conversation. I am still saying employers do not know about AtW.“We need to lobby government a lot harder to stop cutting down on the benefits that people can claim.“Many of the disabled people I have helped cannot use public transport… why is that funding being cut when we know it helps people move into the world of work?”*She made clear she was not speaking on behalf of Bootstrap and that these were her personal viewslast_img read more

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Pegasystems Acquires Leading Digital Messaging Platform Provider In The Chat

first_img crmdigital messaging platformdigital process automationIn The ChatMarketing TechnologyNewsPegasystemsPegaWorld 2019 Previous ArticleSocial Media vs. Messaging Apps: What Brand Marketers Need to KnowNext ArticleCIMB Partner with AdsDax to Successfully Run Live Advertising Campaigns on Blockchain Pegasystems Acquires Leading Digital Messaging Platform Provider In The Chat MTS Staff WriterMay 14, 2019, 4:12 pmMay 14, 2019 New Engagement Solution Will Debut on the Main Stage at PegaWorld 2019 Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world’s leading enterprises, announced its acquisition of In The Chat (ITC), an enterprise-grade digital customer service platform provider that unifies text messaging, social media, live chat, email, messengers, and chatbots into a seamless conversation with customers. ITC’s platform, which enables communications via virtually any digital channel, will be integrated with Pega’s AI-powered customer engagement solutions, providing clients a seamless, future-proof way to connect with customers. These capabilities will debut as part of a new customer engagement solution at PegaWorld 2019, Pega’s annual conference from June 2-5 in Las Vegas. Marketing Technology News: Mareana Named a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor in Artificial Intelligence Across the Supply Chain“In The Chat’s technology and the talented employees behind it will bring valuable new capabilities to our customer engagement solutions,” said Kerim Akgonul, SVP of products, Pegasystems. “We look forward to debuting the new solution at PegaWorld this year.”Marketing Technology News: HUBX, The World’s First Anonymous B2B Marketplace Platform, Surpasses $200 Million in Revenue in First Year, Hires Industry Veteran as Chief Revenue OfficerPegasystems Inc. is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software – built on its unified Pega Platform– empowers people to rapidly deploy and easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 35-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and digital process automation (DPA), powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results.Marketing Technology News: RevJet Announces Results of Second Ad Experience Sentiment Report Revealing Change in Sentiment, Behavior of Online Consumerslast_img read more

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Researchers discover two proteins essential for development of skeletal muscle

first_img Source:http://www.umontreal.ca/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 12 2018All vertebrates need muscles to function; they are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement.In a recent article published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers discovered two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle. This research, led by Jean-François Côté, a professor at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal, could lead to a better understanding of rare muscular diseases and the development of new treatments.From nuclear fusion to cell fusionSkeletal muscles are attached to our bones and enable our bodies to move. Whether in a developing embryo or a professional athlete, the same sequence leads to their formation.Related StoriesImplanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patientsAbcam Acquire Off-The-Shelf Diploid Library of Over 2,800 Knockout Cell LinesNanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell”In vertebrates, cells derived from stem cells, called myoblasts, first align with each other and come so close as to eventually touch and compress their cell membranes,” explained the study’s lead author Jean-François Côté, Director of the IRCM’s Cytoskeleton Organization and Cell Migration Research Unit.Ultimately, myoblasts merge to create one large cell. This phenomenon, called “cell fusion”, is very particular. “Cell fusion involves just a few tissues, including the development of the placenta and the remodeling of our bones,” Côté said.The ‘dance’ of the muscle cellsTo develop and also repair muscle, myoblasts have to perform their movements very carefully. No false move is permissible, otherwise there will be defects. In their study, Côté and his team describe their discovery of two proteins – ClqL4 and Stabilin-2 – that regulate this singular choreography.Indeed, ClqL4 and Stabilin-2 ensure successful completion of this delicate sequence. They slow down and trigger cell fusion respectively at key moments. Their role is crucial: if the “metronome” of myoblasts is interrupted, the muscles will not be the right size, and their function will be affected. This is what happens in muscle diseases characterized by a weakness that makes certain movements difficult.The discovery of the proteins is the culmination of an international collaboration between teams from Montreal, Japan, the United States and South Korea. “Our second author, Viviane Tran, one of my doctoral students, spent time in Tokyo to conduct important experiments in the lab of Michisuke Yuzaki, one of our collaborators,” Côté noted.The IRCM researchers have already embarked on the follow-up study. They want to determine whether the results of their research could become a therapeutic target for rare muscle diseases such as myopathies and muscular dystrophies.last_img read more

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Carbon components from a 3D printer

first_img CFRP recycling—into the battery instead of the garbage Three ETH alumni have developed a 3-D printer capable of manufacturing components from carbon fiber composites. Their ETH spin-off, 9T Labs, could bring a breakthrough for the manufacturing and utilization of extremely lightweight and strong parts. Provided by ETH Zurich Citation: Carbon components from a 3-D printer (2018, July 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-carbon-components-d-printer.html “There are many different potential applications for our printed carbon fiber components, and there is a huge amount of interest from industry. We basically expand the scope of what can be manufactured using such performance materials,” says Eichenhofer, who is currently in the process of finishing his doctoral thesis. Cavolina adds: “We believe it is important for the business to be geared towards the market. We therefore want to get a product onto the market as quickly as possible, so we can generate useful feedback.”Printing system should be ready next yearA complete printing system comprising both hardware and software should be ready for beta testing at the start of next year. After that, the challenge will be to serve the right sectors in the right order. 9T Labs wants to start with customers engaged in research and development, mainly universities and technical institutes. “We hope to get good technical feedback from these customers, which will help us to continuously improve the product,” Cavolina says.The engineers are currently fine-tuning the prototype 3-D printer. The start-up is still housed in ETH premises, in the Technopark in the Zurich-West quarter. But that could change very soon, as the young company is rapidly expanding and constantly recruiting new people. Eight staff, including interns, are currently working for 9T Labs, with another four set to join over the course of the year.Cavolina sees one of the biggest challenges as putting the right team together. “It’s not easy to find good software and hardware engineers,” he says. Much time and effort is therefore being invested in recruiting new personnel. For as Cavolina says, “We need really good people to ensure that the product satisfies market requirements.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Part of 9T Labs team (left to right): Giovanni Cavolina, Filippo Kusch, Selçuk Ercan, Martin Eichenhofer, Chester Houwink next to the prototype 3-D printer. Credit: Courtesy of 9T Labs Explore further Stronger than steel, but up to five times lighter: carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), often simply referred to as carbon, is ideal for making anything that needs to be incredibly strong, but still very lightweight: aircraft, Formula 1 racing cars and mountain bikes, as well as robots, medical protheses and implants. No wonder carbon is at high demand in the global market.But there’s a problem: Carbon fiber composite is expensive compared with aluminium or steel, as the manufacturing process is very costly and time-consuming. Composites consist of carbon fibers and plastic to be combined and processed to make the highly durable material. A separate mould or negative form is usually required for every single component, adding to the high production costs.Producing carbon components without mouldsThe ETH spin-off 9T Labs now offers an alternative: It has developed a 3-D printer capable of printing carbon fiber composite parts. These are no longer made using cumbersome moulds, but are designed on the computer using dedicated software and then manufactured by the printer. Plastic and carbon fibres are combined directly in the printer, by forcing the materials through a heated nozzle.”We combine the advantages of 3-D printing technology with the valuable properties of carbon fiber composites,” says Giovanni Cavolina, one of the founders of 9T Labs. On the one hand, the new procedure eliminates what is currently the biggest drawback of using this performance material – the high costs. The whole manufacturing process therefore takes less time and money. On top of this, the new technology allows components with highly complex geometric shapes to be produced, such as used in the construction of satellite antennae or a hand prosthesis. Last but not least, using a 3-D printer means less material waste.The three founders of 9T Labs are all ETH alumni: Martin Eichenhofer (30), Giovanni Cavolina (26) and Chester Houwink (25). Eichenhofer first had the idea of a start-up four years ago while conducting research in the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures under Professor Paolo Ermanni. The idea really got off the ground at the start of 2018: a joint-stock company was founded in January that attracted a total of CHF 300,000 from investors. The European Space Agency also invited the young company to join an incubation centre (ESA BIC Switzerland), which not only provided access to another CHF 200,000 but to a good industry network.last_img read more

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Philippine hit over secret talks with fishermen

first_img World 03 May 2019 Top Philippine court orders government to protect South China Sea Philippines Nation 08 Jul 2019 13 fishermen and four trawlers held by Marine cops Related News Philippines 11 Jul 2019 Panelo excited to debate Amal Related News Fishing for a living: Fishing boats sitting along the shore at San Agustin village in Iba town. — Bloomberg The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) filed the petition for a writ of kalikasan, a special court order for environmental protection covering three Philippine reefs in the West Philippine Sea, waters within the country’s EEZ.The petition claims the marine environment in and around these reefs has been destroyed by China’s reclamation and poaching activities.Diokno maintained on Wednesday that the fishermen petitioned for a writ of kalikasan “with full knowledge and consent, because all they want is to fish in our own seas and to earn enough to support their families.”He complained that after a Philippine Navy lawyer talked to the fishermen, they withdrew the petition and denied any hand in it.“As one of the lawyers in this case, I am more concerned about the safety of our fishermen. The Duterte administration showed that nothing could get in its way. I hope they use that power to protect their fellow Filipinos,” he said. —Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network Tags / Keywords: MANILA: Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, a lawyer for a group of fishermen who had asked for an environmental protection order from the Supreme Court, has accused the government of underhanded tactics for talking to his clients behind his back to get them to withdraw the case.“It is not only suspicious that the government secretly talked to our clients, that also violates legal ethics,” said Diokno, a human rights lawyer who ran for senator in May.“It seems Filipinos had another Recto-22,” he added, referring to the 22 fishermen from Occidental Mindoro who nearly drowned after a Chinese vessel sank their boat near Recto (Reed) Bank off Palawan province on June 9. After government officials met with them, the fishermen said they were no longer sure what happened.Filed in the Supreme Court on April 16, the petition sought to compel the government to enforce the July 2016 UN arbitral court ruling against China’s claim to almost the entire South China Sea, including parts of the Philippines’ 370km exclusive economic zone (EEZ), whose resources are exclusively reserved for Filipinos by the Constitution. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

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TRS leader kidnapped by Maoists 3 days ago found dead in Chhattisgarh

first_img Next TRS leader kidnapped by Maoists 3 days ago found dead in ChhattisgarhThe body of the TRS leader was found in Puttapadu village of Sukma District in Chhattisgarh. Nalluri Srinivas Rao was kidnapped on Monday.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 19:40 IST Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Nalluri Srinivas Rao was kidnapped on Monday. (Photo: ANI)Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Nalluri Srinivas Rao who was kidnapped by the Maoists was found dead on Friday. The body of the TRS leader was found in Puttapadu village of Sukma District in Chhattisgarh. Nalluri Srinivas Rao was kidnapped on Monday.According to the reports, 45-year-old Nalluri Srinivas Rao was abducted from Kothur village in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district in Telangana around midnight.The cause of the TRS leader’s death is yet to be ascertained by the police.”His body was found in Errampadu, a small hamlet in Chhattisgarh. There was an injury on his head. We have to ascertain how he died. Only after an inquest can we exactly say how he died and whether it is a bullet injury or head injury,” Rajesh Chandra, Additional Superintendent of Police Bhadrachalam, said.He said a team was on its way to the neighbouring state to complete the formalities and bring the body back.Rao’s wife, Durga, had earlier told news channels that around 10-15 unidentified people, some of them carrying weapons and sticks, had dragged her husband out of their house even as she and her son pleaded with them.She said they beat up all of them. “When we tried to stop them, they also pointed a gun at me. We were not allowed to step out of our house,” PTI quoted Durga as saying.Also Read | Samajwadi Party leader shot dead in Greater NoidaAlso Read | Shivpal Yadav-led Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party leader found dead in AmethiAlso Watch | Smriti Irani lends shoulder to mortal remains of close aide who was shot dead in AmethiFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhanlast_img read more

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