Connecticut’s once state-of-the-art recycling system is in disarray, the victim of a worldwide collapse in markets

Connecticut’s once state-of-the-art recycling system is in disarray, the victim of a worldwide collapse in markets for material, compounded by a slow-footed General Assembly and some who are confused about what to throw into their curbside containers, experts say. Over the last two years, recyclables including glass, cans, cardboard, mixed paper and plastics have gone from moneymakers for towns and cities that collect them in separate containers in the single-stream program, to cost centers that are pushing into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Glass in particular is a problem when it gets crushed in recycling compacter trucks and contaminates clean cardboard, one of the few materials for which a solid resale market still exists. Recycling professionals say that state lawmakers missed a great opportunity this year when they allowed lobbyists in the State Capitol to kill legislation that would have doubled the nickel deposit on cans and bottles of carbonated beverages and expanded the 40-year-old program to include bottles of wine and spirits such as whiskey snd vodka. Now, after China’s refusal to accept the recyclables from the United States and other countries, it costs m...

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Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. Those who like to lean into lazy Sunday afternoons (or any time on the couch, lazy or otherwise) know that a good throw blanket is key to creating a comfortable cocoon — especially as the weather cools and the days shorten. “Curl up with one on the sofa in front of the fireplace, or use it to dress up a bare piece of furniture,” says Maggie Lydecker, a design expert at Wayfair. As Lydecker points out, when you’re not snuggled beneath it, a throw can instantly add texture or color to a room just by being draped across a chair. Plus, she adds that “a throw blanket is also the perfect gift, as you can never have too many, and they are so versatile.” To help you find the perfect throws for cozying up, zhuzhing up your space, or both, we asked Lydecker and 17 other cool people — from interior designers to artists — for their favorites. Read on for their picks, which suit practically every home-décor style and include cashmere, wool, and faux-fur options. Faux-fur blankets work well in many spaces, and make especially great picks in the colder fall and wint...

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SEOUL — Things looked bright for Samsung Electronics in 2016. The company had just announced South Korea’s biggest-ever corporate takeover. Halfway around the world the future U.S. president was also using a Galaxy smartphone to tweet scathing attacks against the company’s archrival Apple. Trump swapped his Galaxy for an iPhone. More significantly, he launched a trade war that radically altered the global tech landscape, and with that Samsung’s future. Today, the world’s biggest smartphone maker must grapple not only with the uncertainty of the trade war, but also a slump in its mainstay chip business, the rapid rise of Chinese tech rivals and a resurgent Apple. Worse still, the man who is expected to continue steering Samsung through these challenges may be on his way to jail. 2016 already seems like a distant memory to many at Samsung, a company that in many ways defines South Korea. Back then Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics but in reality the group’s de facto leader and heir apparent, had just spearheaded the $8 billion acquisition of Harman, the U.S. audio components maker. The news conference announcing the deal was wa...

China Wall razor spikes, steel razor spike anti climb spikes 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 >> Hardware >> Building Supplies >> Building Materials >> Razor wire – 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! Take the next step in your sourcing journey with Global Sources. From now until December 31, 2019, for every US$100 worth of sample orders you make on GlobalSources.com, you’ll receive a US$20 Amazon.com Gift Card*, our way of helping you towards your next million-dollar product. The Razor Spikes are similar to cactus in shape – having sharp spikes on their body. also called Wall spikes, it’s a simple yet effective anti climb method of enhancing the security of an existing wall or security fence and are a suitable alternative to Razor Wire. These Spikes have pre formed holes for fixing to the wall or fence.The length usually can be1.2m, 1.25m or 1.5m. Based on the shape of the sharp spike, there ...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Using electrical equipment on the job is always hazardous. According to a report prepared by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, there were 1,962 electrical-related workplace deaths during the 10-year period ending in 2013, almost 200 of which occurred in mines. Compared with other industries, mining is among the most dangerous when it comes to working with electrical power. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (as reported by the Centers for Disease Control), the mining industry has an electrical fatality rate approximately eight to 12 times that of other U.S. industries. In addition, mine-related electrical injuries are disproportionately deadly. Mine Safety and Health Administration data report one fatality for every 22 electrical-related injuries — compared with an average of one fatality for every 203 injuries for all other mining injury types. Almost three-quarters of mine-related electrical injuries and deaths involve...

The first Philips Hue Black Friday deal is finally here, and it’s a good one

Early Black Friday deals in 2019 have been shockingly good. Seriously, you can see for yourself. There’s one wildly popular brand that has been noticeably absent from all those early Black Friday sales though, and it’s Philips Hue. Thankfully, the drought is now over because a killer sale just popped up on Amazon. Philips Hue Single Premium A19 Smart Bulbs cost $50 each, and they’re still the best-selling LED smart bulbs out there. Head over to Amazon right now though, and you can snag them for $34.99 a piece! There’s also a good deal that slashes $40 off the price of a Philips Hue 2-Pack Premium Smart Light Starter Kit, which comes with a hub if you don’t already have one. Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web. Prices subject to change without notice. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article. LED Corn Bulb, LED Flood Light, UFO LED High Bay Light – Sansun,https://www.sansunlight.com/

Fingerprint Identification with STM32 MCU and Serial TFT LCD Module

News, Tutorials, Reviews, and How-Tos related to Embedded Linux and Android, Arduino, ESP8266, Development Boards, TV Boxes, Mini PCs, etc.. CNXSoft: This is a guest post by Amy working for STONE Technology, a company specializing in industrial liquid crystal display modules This month, I planned to develop a fingerprint door lock project. When I selected the fingerprint identification module, the project was suspended. However, I thought that since the fingerprint identification module had been purchased, I would simply test it. This fingerprint module can be easily purchased online, connected over UART to an MCU  board. It supports fingerprint scanning, fingerprint entry, fingerprint comparison, and fingerprint deletion. Since the fingerprint module manufacturer provides a demo program for STM32F103 series microcontrollers, I bought a small development board based on STM32F103C8T6. The demo program of the fingerprint module uses LED lights to prompt the user to enter the fingerprint and compare the status (success or failure). But I want to use an LCD display, so I chose a 480×272 resolution serial LCD display. The specific model of this display is STONE STVC050WT-01, which co...

L&L previews exhibitors and their products on show at the latest installment of the leading label

L&L previews exhibitors and their products on show at the latest installment of the leading label and package printing trade show, Labelexpo Europe 2017. Labelexpo Europe 2017 takes place September 25-28 in Brussels, Belgium, and is set to be the biggest edition in the show’s history. As well as the below exhibitor-by-exhibitor preview, read Andy Thomas’ opinion article on how Labelexpo Europe is broadening its horizons in 2017, and L&L editor James Qurk’s leader from issue 4 on how boundaries are shifting and the term ‘label’ is being redefined. There’s also a look at the new Automation Arena feature area debuting at Labelexpo Europe this year, and a lowdown on the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 finalists, also reported here, plus more on the new FoodSaveUV industry group that proposes food safe UV certification. And if you missed the pre-show webinar, catch up with it here. Further, see the image gallery below for visual highlights of what will be presented on the show floor at Labelexpo Europe 2017. AB Graphic | ACE | acpo | Actega | adphos Digital Printing | Ahlstrom-Munksjö | Shanghai Ako Printing Technology | Albertin | Alphas...

Literary calendar: Shannon Gibney, Kao Kalia Yang discuss ‘What God is Honored Here?’

BRIDGES READING: Bridges reading series, dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding, hosts an all-woman program with Jeanne Lutz, Lia Rivamonte, Sharon Chmielarz, Isadora Gruye and Isela Xitlali Gomez R. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14; Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. SUSANNAH CAHALAN: Bestselling author/journalist discusses “The Great Pretender,” about a watershed study of defining and diagnosing mental illness by Stanford University psychologist David Rosenhan, who organized a study in which he and seven other well-adjusted members of society had themselves committed to asylums, emerging with alarming diagnoses and troubling stories of their treatment. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13; Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. GIBNEY/YANG: Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang discuss the book they co-edited, “What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color.” With contributors Taiyon J. Coleman and Sarah Agaton Howes. 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, ModernWell, 2909 S. Wayzata Blvd., Mpls. ASH HARDELL: Discusses their...

3D-printed Titanium Wheels are Both Lightweight and Super Tough

If you’re looking for the latest, greatest wheels for your precious supercar to rest upon, it doesn’t get much better than the world’s first 3D-printed titanium wheel, which was debuted this month by HRE Performance Wheels and GE Additive. HRE3D+ wheels are made using a type of 3D printing called electron beam melting (EBM). EBM involves melting titanium powder one layer at a time with electron beams. This makes it possible to print shapes with far more complexity than with regular CNC machines. The finished wheels are not only impressively lightweight, but are also very durable, thanks to the use of titanium, one of the toughest metals known to mankind. “The goal behind the partnership between GE Additive and HRE Wheels was to show the capabilities of additive manufacturing in a practical application,” Patrick Moran, creative director at HRE Wheels, told Digital Trends. “The aerospace industry uses additive to manufacturer a wide array of components already, but this is the first time performance wheels have been created. Currently, all of HRE’s wheels are made out of forged aluminum, and the process is time-intensive and the designs limited by the capabilities of t...

MacBook Pro 16 Vs Dell XPS 15 7590: LCD Vs OLED, Keyboard, Speakers— The Winner Is…[Review Update]

This is a short review which focuses on changes to the new MacBook Pro such as the display and keyboard. The 16-inch MacBook Pro’s keyboard is a regression back to the old scissor-switch design. That said, it’s Apple’s way of saying that the newfangled Butterfly keyboard failed and the older keyboard design is, in fact, better. I spent some time doing comparison typing on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro (with the latest Butterfly keyboard) and the new MBP 16: the difference was stark. Stark enough that you might want to get the MBP 16 just for the keyboard if that matters a lot to you. In short, better travel and tactile feedback translate into a more pleasant typing experience. The XPS 15 has the same keyboard Dell has been using for a while. It’s nothing to rave about (so-so tactile feedback) but it gets the job done. The carbon fiber palm rest is a great touch, setting it apart from the pack. And for those who care about the size of the trackpad, you’ll notice in the photo at bottom that the MacBook Pro has a trackpad that is roughly twice the size of the XPS. To be honest, I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing. This is huge for both laptops. For Apple, obviously because...

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