The Caterpillar range of Next Generation mini hydraulic excavators has been expanded with the addition of

The Caterpillar range of Next Generation mini hydraulic excavators has been expanded with the addition of six new models in the 7-to-10-ton category.   The new-model lineup includes the 307.5, a standard tail swing model with a fixed boom; 308 CR, a compact radius model with a swing boom; 308 CR VAB, featuring a variable angle (two-piece) swing boom; 309 CR, a new model in the mini range featuring a compact radius, swing boom, and high flow auxiliary hydraulics; 309 CR VAB, which expands the 309 CR’s capability with a variable angle boom; and 310, also new to the range, featuring a fixed boom, standard tail swing, and twin blade cylinders for handling heavy-duty dozing chores. The new models range in maximum operating weight from 18,152 to 22,447 pounds (8 233 to 10 182 kg) and in standard dig depths from 13 feet 5 inches to 17 feet (4 107 to 5 174 mm). Three models—307.5, 308 CR, and 309 CR—are available with a long-stick option that increases dig depth by approximately 22 inches (560 mm). The variable angle boom, available with the 308 CR VAB and 309 CR VAB, enhances digging capability in congested work areas. Powering the 307.5 is the Cat C2.4 turbo diesel engine rated ...

Hong Kong shows me there is something wrong with humanity, Joan Cornellà, Spanish comic strip artist, says

Hong Kong shows me there is something wrong with humanity, Joan Cornellà, Spanish comic strip artist, says How can people in Hong Kong be so quiet and yet it’s so crowded, wonders artist ahead of new show of his darkly comic art, including pieces inspired by his recent visit to city such as one of a selfie taker in a cage home Prepared Microscope Slides, Prepared Slides, Microscope Slides, Box Set – Yuanhang,https://www.micropreparedslides.com/

Waitrose’s Unpacked Offers a Glimpse at Plastic-Free Future

Under pressure from environmental campaigners, British supermarkets are experimenting with ways to cut their plastic footprint. Under pressure from environmental campaigners, British supermarkets are experimenting with ways to cut their plastic footprint. At a Waitrose grocery store in Oxford, England, shoppers are scooping up frozen fruit from dispensers like pick and mix candy. They are filling old plastic takeaway containers with everything from muesli to risotto rice. Welcome to Unpacked, the new store concept from Waitrose, which has freed more than 200 items from their packaging. Environmental campaigners like Greenpeace have been demanding British supermarkets reduce their plastic footprint. But it’s trickier to strip wrappings from food than other products, such as toys, because it can go off. The packaging conundrum facing grocers only compounds another problem they’re grappling with: food waste. But they are making strides to be green, from eliminating hard-to-recycle materials, such as PVC, to enabling customers to remove and recycle wrappings before products leave the store. Some are even offering reverse vending machines to recycle plastic bottles. Tesco Plc said re...

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Digging up footpaths for cable laying may be enforced to reduce congestion

Whitehall consultation document says utility companies should avoid digging up roads ‘where possible and practical’ Utility companies will have to dig up footpaths instead of roads ‘where possible and practical’ when laying cables, as part of a proposal to cut roadworks and congestion. A consultation document from the Department for Transport states it wants to introduce a new condition to the National Joint Utilities Group’s guidelines on using underground equipment. Published in 2013, it advised that equipment should go under footpaths, footways or verges ‘where practical’ to cut any impact on traffic. A new condition has been added to reinforce and support it, saying that permits for works should state: “Unless the Permit Authority consents to the placing of apparatus under the carriageway including to assist with the roll-out of national infrastructure projects or to enable urban greening and street trees, it is a condition of this permit that activities placing new apparatus underground should, where possible and practical, be placed under the footway, footpath or verge.” Though proposed, no timeframe has been stated as to when this new condition would be enforced if approv...

OSHA details what led to blast that killed Clinton, Iowa firefighter

OSHA said Archer Daniels Midland officials delayed the rescue time of an injured firefighter by failing to share details that could help locate him. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. It’s been four months since Adam Cain was badly injured in a explosion while fighting a fire. He’s coming back to work though. Tyler J Davis, Des Moines Register A report from Iowa safety officials claims firefighters were told there was no explosion hazard at a grain silo just before a blast killed one and badly injured another. Officials at Archer Daniels Midland Co. also slowed the rescue time of the injured firefighter by failing to communicate basic details about the silo, according to a report from the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The blaze killed Clinton firefighter Lt. Eric Hosette, 33, and severely injured Clinton firefighter Adam Cain, 23, on the morning of Jan. 5. The two were fighting the fire “100 plus feet off the ground” when the blast occurred, Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke told reporters in the days after. ADM supervisors were unsure of the c...

Image Comics July 2019 solicitations, with new release analysis

Image Comics’ July 2019 solicitations have arrived. You can find them below, but first let’s delve into some quick analysis. SEA OF STARS #1 – GEM OF THE MONTHWRITER: JASON AARON & DENNIS HALLUMARTIST / COVER A: STEPHEN GREENCOVER B: MIKE MIGNOLAJULY 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99SERIES PREMIERE“LOST IN THE WILDS OF HEAVEN,” Part OneBeing a space trucker sounds like a cool job, but in reality, it can be boring as hell. So when recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride—that is, until their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Now separated from his son—with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate—Gil must defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But meanwhile, Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin… or maybe it’s the strange powers he’s suddenly manifesting?! From the writing duo of JASON AARON (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Thor) and DENNIS HALLUM (Cloak & Dagger, Vader: Dark Visions), with dazzling art by STEPHEN GREEN (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.) and cosmic colors by RIC...