Responding is Lance Kraemer, SoundGear product manager, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN.

Responding is Lance Kraemer, SoundGear product manager, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN. Answer: For hunters, carpenters and industrial workers, cost-effective hearing protection solutions largely have been limited to foam earplugs and earmuffs. But, in the past few years, new digital hearing protection devices have emerged, providing better hearing protection, more comfort and increased flexibility in terms of style and cost. A major appeal for new digital hearing protection devices is their exceptionally small size. Instant-fit and custom-fit hearing protection products don’t physically interfere and often provide greater comfort for all-day use. This especially is true for people who opt for custom-fit options, because the product is molded uniquely to their ears. When it comes to technology, these devices surpass earmuffs in terms of protection, overall use and enjoyment. Hearing damage can occur with exposure to sounds 90 dB and higher in less than two hours. Gunshots average 140 dB and can cause instantaneous hearing loss when ears are left unprotected. Employees working in industrial environments, using a jackhammer or chainsaw, typically are exposed to sou...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: Universal Forest Products, Vipshop, AllianceBernstein and BG Staffing

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Chicago, IL – December 30, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI, Vipshop Holdings Ltd. VIPS, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. AB and BG Staffing Inc BGSF. Wall Street is at a record high on a stupendous Santa rally. U.S.-Sino trade deal hopes and solid U.S. economic activity have been fueling the momentum. But overvaluation worries and earnings weakness may emerge as key concerns in 2020. And investors can definitely look for some quality picks to allay such worries. Return on equity is an investor-favorite metric when it comes to cherry picking quality stocks. But ROE doesn’t always tell the complete story and an investor might get fooled by picking stocks based on this number.  Thus, taking a step beyond the basic ROE and analyzing it at an advanced level or applying the DuPont technique seems to be an intriguing idea. The DuPont analysis allows investors to assess the elements that play a dominant role in any change in ROE. It can help investors to separate companies having higher margins from those having a high turnover. For example, high-end fashion brands generally survive on high margin as com...

No Filament Needed In This Direct Extrusion 3D-Printer

Ground plastic bits go in one end, finished 3D-prints come out the other. That’s the idea behind [HomoFaciens]’ latest build: a direct-extrusion 3D-printer. And like all of his builds, it’s made from scraps and bits most of us would throw out. Take the extrusion screw. Like the homemade rotary encoders [HomoFaciens] is known for, it appears at first glance that there’s no way it could work. An early version was just copper wire wrapped around a threaded rod inside a Teflon tube; turned by a stepper motor, the screw did a decent job of forcing finely ground PLA from a hopper into the hot end, itself just a simple aluminum block with holes drilled into it. That worked, albeit only with basically powdered PLA. Later versions of the extruder used a plain galvanized woodscrew soldered to the end of a threaded rod, which worked with chunkier plastic bits. Paddles stir up the granules in the hopper for an even flow into the extruder, and the video below shows impressive results. We also picked up a few tips, like using engine gasket paper and exhaust sealant to insulate a hot end. And the slip coupling, intended to retract the extruder screw slightly to reduce stringing, seems brillian...

My boiler has broken: What you need to know about getting a new one

Every winter, thousands of households face a dreaded boiler death. It can be an expensive headache and a minefield as to what the next steps are to resolve it. Many boilers invariably breakdown in the period when we rely on it most – and when we are likely to have less funds thanks to Christmas spending.  Whilst some people will have boiler cover, those who don’t will be desperately looking for solutions. This is reinforced by Google Trends which shows a significant increase in searches for ‘boiler’ just before and during the winter season as well as a large spike in searches for ‘boiler fix’ in November of this year and December of last year. There is a number of important questions households want answered – from how much it should cost to which model is best.  To help those who have been struck by a faulty boiler, This is Money, with the help of Victoria Arrington from Energy Helpline and Andy Kerr from Boxt, have answered the most common questions about what to do if your boiler breaks down. But when it comes to boilers, many may panic to get the problem solved as quickly as possible and not do this, meaning they take the first quot...

BBTS Sponsor News: TF MP Lio Convoy, Predators, Harley Quinn, Iron Fist, The Shining and More

Seibertron.com is an unofficial Transformers fansite. It is not associated with nor endorsed by Hasbro or Takara Tomy. Transformers® is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. Visit Transformers.com to view Hasbro’s official Transformers website or visit Takara Tomy’s official Transformers website. In order to comply with the FTC’s endorsement guidelines, we hereby inform this site’s viewers that we occasionally receive sample products, content, or other forms of media from various companies in order for us to provide content of interest to our readers. Some of the content on this site are sponsored posts for which we have been compensated. Some of the links to external sites posted on this site may automatically be converted to an affiliate link for which we may be compensated. We are a participant in several affiliate programs with retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, eBay, and other affiliate programs. These affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to those affiliated sites. 6,001 pages were recently viewed by 662 unique visitors. This page was viewed 2 times on Sunday, December 29th 2019 10:52...

Elevator, Sheet Metal Unions Recruit Apprentices In The HV

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Two unions are about to launch apprentice recruiting drives. One is seeking 100 apprentices but offering a very short application time-frame. The other is seeking 3o apprentices and its application time-frame is almost a year long. The International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local Union #1, will conduct a recruitment from Jan. 11 – 24 for 100 Elevator-Escalator Constructor and Modernizer apprentices. The recruitment will be offered until 1,500 applicants have been submitted of Jan. 24, whichever comes first. Applicants must take and pass the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test with a score of at least 70 out of total of 100. Applicant must present a government issued Photo-Id at the time of aptitude test. A $25 testing fee is required on the testing day. Payment must be in the form of a postal money order or certified bank check (no cash, credit cards or personal checks will be accepted). Please note, you may request that this fee be waived. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need. The Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union #38, will conduct a recruitment from Jan. 2 through Dec. 30, 2020 for 30 sheet metal worker appren...

ABC 7.30 Report On Shonky Solar: Fair Comment Or Beat-up?

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Who saw the 7:30 report last night? Its lead story was questioning the safety and quality of the Australian solar power industry. Leigh Sales promised to reveal “the dark side of Australia’s solar obsession”. Bloody hell, that sounds bad. It certainly left the viewer wondering if buying solar was such a good idea. Especially if there’s a chance it will burn their house down! But we all know journalists like to sensationalise. So what’s the truth? The bad news: Yes – there is a problem with low quality installations. Too many substandard and unsafe solar systems are being installed on roofs around Australia. The good news: If you refuse to buy the cheapest system on the market, do your research into panel brands, inverter brands and solar installation companies you are highly unlikely to get a low quality install. The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) is responsible for administrating the Renewable Energy Target and performs a “statistically significant” number of solar power system inspections each year. The CER’s language is revealing. “...

Plain sailing with ship-shape beauty at Tanglewood in Currabinny

In world-class super-yacht terms, you generally get about one meter’s length of high-end, high-spec boat for every €1 million you spend. And, given the concentration of global wealth in new hands, it seems there are plenty out there still able to spend €50m and even €100m on floating palaces, to display of wealth, power and influence. Now, for a mere €1.2m (or about a 1.2 metre/4’ long section of super-yacht,) the slightly better heeled amongst us can pursue the water-aspected, and well-anchored Tanglewood. It’s an exceptional – and, yes, world-class home and gardens – safe and secure in Cork harbour’s wooded and wonderful Currabinny. Originally a 1920s summer home built for a Miss Kathleen Sutton and her sister, and designed by Harrington & Buchan architects, it’s had a series of caring owners, international and local. Now, its retired Cork owner – a businessmen and clearly a lover of the sea and sailing – is selling on, and trading down. After nearly 15 years in residence, it and its grounds are in better order, and – dare to say, more ship-shape – than ever in its almost 100 years of proud standing. It last changed hands about 15 years ago, and was then given a meticulous...

BMW R 1250 R and R 1250 RS Reviewed | Motorcycle Tests

In the almost 100-year lineage of BMW motorcycles, nothing underlines the brand as well as the Boxer engine. Right from the start, this somewhat ungainly flat-twin design, born from industrial roots as a portable power-plant, has been the foundation of almost every significant generation of BMW motorcycle. As engine design has moved with the times we have gone to four-valves in the ‘Oil-Head’ generation of the 90s, to the ‘Hex-Head’ counter-balanced iteration launched in 2004. Twin-cams came to the Boxer in 2009 and with it the pinnacle of the final oil-head generation in the delectable 128-horsepower HP2 Sport.  2012 saw the debut of the new 1170cc water-cooled generation and this year has seen the introduction of a relatively simple form of variable valve timing, ‘ShiftCam’.  Increases in both bore and stroke sees the Boxer now displacing 1254 cc. Of course more than a few of these changes have been effectively forced on BMW by ever tightening emissions regulations, this latest generation Boxer is ready for Euro5 and beyond. Some decry these restrictions, but effectively it has forced motorcycle manufacturers to increase the frequency of their engine development cycles and us ...

Nail Art Gets A Scientific Makeover On Instagram: @nailsciart : Goats and Soda : NPR

Of all the things I love about being a girl, I love doing nail art the most. But I’m also a scientist, and scientists aren’t usually associated with perfectly manicured nails. Nail art became my way of debunking some common stereotypes, including those that associate scientists with being cold or unapproachable. I got into nail art four years ago after a friend of mine bought a beginner nail art kit. It contained one metal plate with various nail-sized designs etched on the surface – animals, flowers, food – along with nail polish, a scraper and a silicone stamper. Luisa Torres, the creator of the Instagram account @nailsciart, shares facts about science illustrated with her nail art. Shuran Huang for NPR hide caption Here’s how it works: Cover a design on the plate with nail polish, then spread the polish into the etched-out spaces with the scraper. Press the stamper onto the plate and then onto your nail. I remember awkwardly pressing the stamper against my red-colored nails. When I looked at the end result — a flower pattern, albeit with some smudged edges — I was instantly hooked. I ordered a kit for myself that night, and I never paid for a salon manicure ...

Global Outdoor LED Billboard Lights Market 2019-2024 Growth Analysis, Advance Technology and Application Segmentation By Leading Global Vendor

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Nucor Corporation’s (NYSE: NUE) Board of Directors has approved an

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Nucor Corporation’s (NYSE: NUE) Board of Directors has approved an expansion project which will add a coil paint line at the company’s sheet mill in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The new coil paint line will have a capacity of 250,000 tons per year and is expected to start up in the first half of 2022. “The new coil paint line will diversify our product and market mix by adding additional processing capability and will allow us to expand the value-added products we offer. We will be able to compete in new markets, such as roofing and siding, light fixtures and appliances, as well as strengthen our existing market position in HVAC, garage doors and service centers,” said Jay Henderson, Vice President & General Manager of Nucor Steel Arkansas. “This new line will also improve the quality and service we can provide to our pre-paint customers.” Nucor Steel Arkansas opened in 1992 and produces approximately 2,600,000 tons of hot-rolled sheet steel for automotive, appliance, construction, pipe and tube and many other applications. This capital investment will allow the mill to build a high-qua...

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