Time saving Wiedenmann GXi8 HD makes valuable difference at Banchory GC

Three years ago, an Aberdeenshire golf club with a keen focus on ecological, environmental and sustainable best practice, chose a Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD deep aerator. It was the first purchase made by the then newly appointed course manager at Banchory GC, Richard Mullen. “Aeration needed to be done quickly without compromising standards. The GXi8 meant we could reduce operator time, reduce fuel and importantly use just one machine,” said Richard Mullen. Banchory GC sits on the banks of the River Dee, in the heart of Royal Deeside. In the last year the club has received huge plaudits for its biodiversity initiatives in creating both an excellent golfing surface and a welcoming habitat for nature. “We didn’t start off as a GEO certified golf course when the aerator arrived and we certainly weren’t sustainable. Now three years down the line we’re getting better. The fungicide usage has been reduced by half and we haven’t used any insecticides at all in that time,” he continued. “We’re like a links course inland. We share many characteristics of a links course. We’ve sandy soil and the terrain has been natur...

Unique, Flexible 3D Printing Filaments: SD3D Reviews PCTPE, FlexSolid, NinjaFlex & Cheetah

Bound Metal Additive Manufacturing Market Outlook – Metal Binder Jetting and Bound Metal Deposition In the area of 3D printing, where new products and materials are emerging continually, one must be very thankful for those taking the time to test items for us, saving us hours, effort, and many potentially wasted dollars. In a recent review from SD3D, in a blog by Sean Aranda called Meet the Flexibles: An Expansive Review of 3D Printing Flexible Materials, we are able to learn a great deal more about four flexible filaments: It’s important to note that there are of course many other flexible filaments on the market; however, it’s just as important to note that these happen to be materials that the SD3D team works with regularly. For these testing purposes, they used  LulzBot TAZ5 printers with e3D hotends. In the SD3D review, things are looking pretty good right off the bat for PCTPE, as they refer to it as ‘amazing material.’ Formally known as Plasticized Copolyamide Thermoplastic Elastomer, you should find that this material offers you all the benefits associated with elastomers, combined with the durability of nylon. Specifications are: strength: 5046 PSI, elongation: 497.6%, ...

Each year the TechCrunch staff gathers together to make a big ol’ list of our Favorite

Each year the TechCrunch staff gathers together to make a big ol’ list of our Favorite Things from that year. As always, we’re keeping the definition of “thing” very… open. Maybe it’s a physical thing. Maybe it’s a thing you listen to, or watch. Maybe it’s a thought, or a genre, or a mode. We didn’t worry too much about it. It’s a list of things that, in a sea of things, stood out to us at the end of the year. THIS MOVIE. Oh wow. It’s hard to write much without spoiling anything — and really, you want to go in knowing as little as possible, so skip the trailer if you can. Director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Snowpiercer) is really flexing here, showing his mastery of cinema by sneakily shapeshifting this film from genre to genre as the plot unfolds. Be aware that it gets pretty brutal at times — it’s hard to pin any one genre on this one, but a “Family” movie it is not. The Office is on a near constant loop in my house, and I thought I knew just about everything there is to know about this show. Then Office co-stars Jenna Fischer (Pam!) and Angela Kinsey (Angela!) decided to re-watch the whole thing a decade later and chat about one episode each week, and it’s just an endless fount...

Winter Break Wonders — Make memories over the school break as you create with artists, make

Winter Break Wonders — Make memories over the school break as you create with artists, make buttons in the gallery, and listen to fun music together as a family, 1-4 p.m. daily through Jan. 3, Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Free. 657-2335. “A Tuna Christmas” — The hilarious sequel to “Greater Tuna,” 2 p.m., Arkansas Public Theatre in Rogers. $30-$36. Final show. 631-8988; arkansaspublictheatre.org. “The Snowman: A Family Concert” — SoNA accompanies the award-winning animated film about a young boy who builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him on an adventure to the North Pole, 2 p.m., Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10. 443-5600. One Bethlehem Night — A display of more than 600 nativities, 2-4 p.m., Forest Hills Church, 1702 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. Free. Final day. 855-3555, foresthillschurch.info. The Rink at Lawrence Plaza — 5-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5-9 p.m. Friday; noon-9 p.m. Saturday; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 20, 214 N.E. A St. in Bentonville. The cost is $3 a session with a $2 skate rental fee. playbentonville.com or call the Parks and Recreation office at 464-7275. R...

TRAD Hire & Sales Release New ALTRIX Temporary Roof System User Guide

Following on from the introduction of the new User Guide and Component Capacity Manual for their revolutionary PLETTAC METRIX® System Scaffold, TRAD Hire & Sales are proud to announce the launch of the new User Guide for their ALTRIX® Temporary Roof System. ALTRIX® is an all-aluminium modular temporary roofing and weather protection system, which utilises the slide sheet keder model. Using the proven sliding button system to retain the sheet tracking, this allows the roof sheets to be installed in complete safety from the supporting structure below. Although ALTRIX® is designed to work particularly efficiently with PLETTAC METRIX® System Scaffold, it is not limited to this application. ALTRIX® can be used in conjunction with almost any scaffold type – systems or traditional tube & fittings. ALTRIX® uses a heavy-duty 790mm deep structural beam ideal for demanding applications. The chords and vertical posts of the beams are manufactured from 48.3mm diameter alloy tube and, as they do not require special fittings, the beams are suitable for use in many normal scaffold applications, such as bridge sections. ALTRIX® is more than just a roof, the 3.0m, 2.5m, 2.0m and 1.5m bay ...

Three Wastewater Challenges Peristaltic Pumps Can Overcome

By Sebastien Brosse It’s a simple fact of life: where water is used in industrial applications, wastewater will be created and need to be treated … It’s a simple fact of life: where water is used in industrial applications, wastewater will be created and need to be treated or sent out for disposal. With transfer pumps playing a pivotal role in the wastewater-treatment, disposal and reclamation processes, the main challenge for plant operators becomes identifying the best pump technology for the operation. Before that choice can be made, though, plant operators should be familiar with the characteristics of wastewater that make them challenging to handle. Only then will they have a better understanding of which types of pump technologies are a better choice than others. In general, there are three specific challenges that must be overcome by the pump when handling wastewater – all of which can be neutralized through the incorporation and use of peristaltic (hose) pumps: As mentioned, peristaltic (hose) pump technology offers the design characteristics and method of operation to successfully handle wastewater that may have a high concentration of hard-to-contain and transfer chemi...

New Product Development (NPD) in Sweets Market Emerging Niche Segments and Regional Markets 2019 – 2027

With space-age industrial and digitalization tools, Transparency Market Research (TMR) Research proffer accurate insights regarding market growth as well as ongoing industrial trends. Our analysts are available round the clock to deliver reports that stick to clientele requirements with no additional charges. We are in constant touch with research scientists to gather information about innovative manufacturing techniques. Global New Product Development (NPD) in Sweets market – A brief by Transparency Market Research (TMR) The business report on the global New Product Development (NPD) in Sweets market serves a compilation of market behavior and the manner in which the market has been performing and responding to various situations. With the help of DROT analysis and Porter’s Five Forces analysis, the authors of the report have presented the factors – positive and negative – that are influencing the market progress. As per the report, the global market of New Product Development (NPD) in Sweets is US$ xx Mn/Bn in 2018 with xx% CAGR from 2014 to 2018 and it is spectated to peg US$ xx Mn/Bn by the end of 2029 with a CAGR of xx% from 2019 to 2029. Request For Discount On This Report...

Flood of hemp harvest hitting the market could sink price, profits for farmers

ORLINDA, Tenn. — Standing between two rows of thigh-high hemp crops close to the Tennessee-Kentucky border, the retired owner of a New Hampshire convenience store cheerfully recalled why he chose to grow his first hemp crop this year. Barry Paterno, 67, is a gardener, not a farmer — he likes to grow tomatoes and corn. But he saw on the local TV news that an acre of hemp could bring in as much as $50,000 a year. Paterno, who now lives in Tennessee, was inspired to begin his farming career. Stories like his have been repeated across the country: Farmers are rushing to plant newly legalized hemp in hopes of striking it rich, or at least making a good chunk of change in a period of low commodity prices. Hemp is a nonpsychoactive form of cannabis. But as growers across 34 states start to harvest as much as half a million acres of hemp this fall, many newcomers have no idea who will buy their crop or even who will prepare it for sale. Paterno, speaking during a tour of a farm owned by an organic farmer with experience growing marijuana, said he doesn’t know what kind of return he’ll get on his $8,000 investment. So far, Paterno has lost money on seeds that didn’t sprout and flo...

Berks food safety inspections December 4 to 17, 2019: Lunch meats beyond the seven-day use or sell by date found | Food and Drink

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture keeps records of food safety inspections at restaurants and food vendors. Berks County is divided into three jurisdictions: Reading, Muhlenberg Township and the rest of the county. The results will be posted every other week. All food vendors are inspected at least once a year. View any vendor’s last inspection report online. If a food provider is labeled “out of compliance,” that means it has one or more violations that require a return visit by an inspector. The establishment is given time to fix the problem(s) and remains open for business. Below are the results of inspections conducted between Dec. 4 and Dec. 17, 2019, and include the inspector’s comments on violations. Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Lane, PO Box 4338, Reading, Dec. 13, three violations. Small scoop at the bar is stored in a dirty holder. Corrected.The deflector in the ice machine and the soda gun at the bar, food contact surfaces, were observed to have residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Corrected. Working containers of cleaner / sanitizer were stored on the same shelf with food items in the event kitchen. Corrected.  Stokesay Cas...

The 2019 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog

Oh, hello there! Welcome! Come on in! Come on in! Dust your boots off in the breezeway. I have a special mat you can use for it that’s woven from human hair sourced from the tribes of the South Pacific. Best snow-wiping hair ever designed, by God. Once you’ve cleaned up, I have a splendid repast of beggar’s purses and dolloped lobster turnovers awaiting you in the dining room. You may begin eating these haute goodies at 7:45 pm and no sooner. Please do not touch ANY of the decorations in the hallway as you proceed toward the food. My decorations are for admiring only. If you mar them in any way, I will grate off your genitals using a microplane. I am the Joneses. You cannot ever keep up with me. I got that microplane from the Williams-Sonoma catalog, by the way. True, I COULD have bought a microplane at your local Pathmark. They have a rack of them hanging above the Pop-Tart shelf for some reason. But why buy one there when I can support my local (international) mom-and-pop (publicly traded) store (merchandising oligarchy) instead? I’m no fool. I know what’s best for America, and what’s best for America is ignoring every horrible thing going on and, instead, assigning two entire...

From eyelash enhancer to epsom salts, here are seven bests in personal care that you can

From eyelash enhancer to epsom salts, here are seven bests in personal care that you can buy online today. We make recommendations independently, but participate in affiliate advertising programs that may pay us commission if you make purchases at Amazon.com and other linked retailer sites. If you struggle finding a comfortable position in bed because you suffer from chronic aches and pains, an orthopedic knee pillow is a worthwhile investment. They combine the best in support and comfort to help you get a better night’s sleep. When placed between your knees, these orthopedic pillows support your body to achieve better spine and joint alignment. Depending on their design, some styles can be placed between ankles and thighs, or behind the neck or back. Once properly situated, pain, tension, and pressure are minimized or alleviated. Get back to counting sheep with our buying guide on orthopedic knee pillows. Our favorite pick, ComfiLife’s Orthopedic Knee Pillow, is known for its impressive lumbar support. Side sleepers do well with hourglass-shaped pillows to separate the legs to align better with the hips and spine. Back sleepers benefit from placing dome-shaped pillo...

No matter how often or why you’re traveling, you’ll need a suitcase that suits your needs.

No matter how often or why you’re traveling, you’ll need a suitcase that suits your needs. It has to be spacious enough to hold all your stuff, light enough to carry around, and durable enough to last year after year. The Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textile Lab tests luggage of all kinds, from carry-ons, to checked bags, and more. We evaluate in them in the Lab by measuring things like abrasion and scratch resistance, water resistance, weight and size, ease of use, and durability in our drop tests. We also perform packing tests to compare compartments and see how much each can hold. Then we bring in consumer testers to use the luggage in an obstacle course and give feedback on aspects like handle comfort, wheel performance, and maneuverability. One thing we’re always asked: Is soft or hardside luggage better? The answer: It’s a personal preference. For hard shell luggage, we recommend going with polycarbonate because it’s both durable and lightweight. Aluminum is heavier and ABS plastic is less durable. For softer fabric luggage that’s more flexible to stuff into tight spaces (e.g. car trunks or overhead bins), nylon’s your best bet because it’s strong and wa...

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