Reading the Australian Financial Review’s annual Rich 200 list is always an education. First there’s the

Reading the Australian Financial Review’s annual Rich 200 list is always an education. First there’s the money. This time last year, the richest 200 people in the country had a combined wealth of $283 billion. Today, they hold $342 billion: an increase of $59 billion or 21 percent in one year – and up 93 percent since 2013.  Instead of using this colossal wealth to house the homeless, build new hospitals or transform the electricity grid, our social system means that the Rich 200 get to spend as they please. Rich List magazine shows us how they do so. A portion of the Rich 200’s wealth – more money than most of us can imagine, but actually a small portion relative to their fortunes – goes on luxury consumption. Normal people might catch a plane. Rich List readers choose between Gulfstream and Dassault private jets – each has a full page ad. Advertisements for pearls, diamonds, luxury travel and real estate jostle for advertising space with the latest Maserati. Anthony Pratt ($15.57 billion, no. 1), owner of the Visy packaging empire, poses with his private jet while holding an obviously empty cardboard box, as if in mockery of the work of 9,500 workers who create every cent of h...

Best Amazon deals: 5 great products to buy this weekend

This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. Yay, it’s the weekend! Now, you have time do so many more things like run errands or do some personal shopping. Personally, I still prefer to do my shopping online from the comfort of my couch. Not only do you not have to deal with hoards of people, but you can easily check the sale prices of online stores like Amazon. Here at Reviewed, we have a team of deal hunters looking for the best prices on the best products we’ve tested in our lab in Cambridge, MA. So not only do we know incredible products, but we make sure you’re getting your money’s worth by buying them at their lowest prices. Today on Amazon, we found great deals on smart bulbs, Instant Pots, a Vitamix, and more. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it does take a b...

The star turn of most hackspaces and other community workshops is usually a laser cutter. An

The star turn of most hackspaces and other community workshops is usually a laser cutter. An expensive and fiddly device that it makes much more sense to own collectively than to buy yourself. This isn’t to say that laser cutters are outside the budget of the experimenter though, we’re all familiar with the inexpensive table-top machines from China. Blue and white boxes that can be yours for a few hundred dollars, and hold the promise of a real laser cutter on your table. Owning one of these machines is not always smooth sailing though, because their construction and choice of components are often highly variable. A thorough check and often a session of fixing the non-functional parts is a must before first power-on. [Extreme Electronics] bought one, and in a series of posts documented the process from unboxing to cutting. Starting with a full description of the machine and what to watch for out of the box, then a look at the software. A plugin for Corel Draw was supplied, along with a dubious copy of Corel Draw itself. Finally we see the machine in operation, and the process of finding the proper height for beam focus by cutting an inclined plane of acrylic. The series rounds o...

String Inverter Market size in terms of volume and value 2019-2024

“arcognizance.com” has added latest research report on “String Inverter Market”, this report helps to analyze top manufacturers, regions, revenue, price, and also covers Industry sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, research findings, conclusion, appendix and data source. projects that the String Inverter market size will grow from USD XX Million in 2018 to USD XX Million by 2024, at an estimated CAGR of XX%. The base year considered for the study is 2017, and the market size is projected from 2018 to 2023. Download PDF Sample of String Inverter Market report @http://www.arcognizance.com/enquiry-sample/296187 By Market Players: SMA Solar Technology AG , Solaredge Technologies, Inc. , Schneider Electric Solar , ABB Limited , Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. , Fronius International GmbH , Solarmax Group , Yaskawa – Solectria Solar , Ginlong Technologies , Delta Energy System GmbH , Samil Power Co., Ltd. , KACO New Energy GmbH , Chint Power Systems Co., Ltd. , Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd , Growatt New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., The prime objective of this report is to help the user understand the market in terms of its definition, segmentation, market potential, influenti...

41 Brilliant Reusable Products On Amazon That’ll Last Forever

Sometimes I fantasize about dropping everything, tossing my cell phone in a lake, and living alone in a tiny log cabin that I’ve built in the woods. In today’s high-speed world, there’s something appealing about a simple, sustainable lifestyle. Honestly, though, I should probably work on my farming skills before I take off for the wilderness. In the meantime, I love simplifying my life by finding useful products on Amazon that are eco-friendly and cut back on unnecessary waste. It might seem counterintuitive to buy things when I’m trying to cut back on consumption and waste. However, like most of us, I have lots of everyday habits that create a ton of waste — and things I constantly purchase and replace without even thinking about it. In the long run, buying a longer-lasting, reusable version of those items is actually a better investment, both for my wallet and for the planet. For example, every time I wash my face, I throw away several cotton balls. Until I found these washable, reusable makeup remover pads, that is. Same goes for these reusable K-cups, or these wool dryer balls. Products like these quickly end up paying for themselves, since unlike their single-use counterpar...

One would assume that by skipping the heel, there’s really no way to go wrong in

One would assume that by skipping the heel, there’s really no way to go wrong in terms of comfort — but poorly-designed flats have given me blisters far more excruciating than any stilettos. When searching for the most comfortable flats, the decision isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. In order to marry fashion and relief, the three ruling factors will be style, material, and outsole. Typically when most people hear the word “flats,” they think of the traditional ballet flat — but in actuality, the term applies to virtually anything sans-heel that you can slip on and off without hassle. This includes sneakers, loafers, and sandals, so from athletic to professional, you can utilize a good flat to get just about any look you’re searching for. Now onto the construction: The specific fabric you choose will not only determine how breathable your flats are, but will also determine whether or not the shoe chafes against your skin during movement — especially in particularly sensitive areas, like the back of the heel and the top of the foot. Similarly, cushioned outsoles or orthopedic inserts are also a great way to ensure that your feet stay comfort...

House Speaker Robert DeLeo silent over nondisclosure agreements

House Speaker Robert DeLeo is refusing to talk publicly about the use of secret deals to settle sexual misconduct complaints, a practice roundly criticized by advocates and a state senator who says she was pressured to sign a nondisclosure agreement as a House aide. Questions remain about the pervasiveness of these confidential deals across Bay State taxpayer-funded agencies. “Public funds should never be used to protect perpetrators and silence victims through non-disclosure agreements — period,” state Sen. Diana DiZoglio said Thursday. “It’s a shameful practice and an outright abuse of taxpayer dollars. I want to know how much in taxpayer dollars have gone toward the abuse of NDAs (nondisclosure agreements) across our state. “The public has the right to know how much of their hard-earned tax dollars have been spent to hide abuse, harassment and assault of powerful perpetrators,” she added. The Methuen Democrat and state Rep. Alyson Sullivan — both self-identified survivors of sexual misconduct — are slamming DeLeo for keeping NDAs as an option in the House. The Senate unanimously banned the agreements in January. Under DiZoglio’s bill, a victim of sexual harassment cannot be ...

Effective fire pump installations require fire protection engineers to consider numerous components, and correctly apply a

Effective fire pump installations require fire protection engineers to consider numerous components, and correctly apply a range of design and installation standards. In addition to addressing the more obvious components that comprise a fire pump installation-such as the fire pump, driver, controller, and pump room-careful attention also needs to be given to the piping leading to, from, and around the pump and the equipment associated with that piping. While NFPA 20: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection serves as the principal standard addressing the sizing and installation of the associated piping, the next edition being the 2016, other codes and standards such as NFPA 13, NFPA 14, NFPA 22, NFPA 24, NFPA 25, and NFPA 291, as well as the applicable building and fire codes, also need to be reviewed and correctly applied depending on the type of fire protection systems served by the fire pump. The piping connecting the water supply to the fire pump is referred to as suction piping. It comprises all piping, valves, and fittings that feed water to the pump’s suction flange. The selection and installation of such suction pipe material is addressed by ...

Get a 25-inch monitor with almost no bezels on Amazon for $130

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Natural Ferulic Acid Market Value to Hit $55 Million by 2025: Global Market Insights, Inc.

European natural ferulic acid market led by Germany, UK and France exceeded USD 4.5 million in 2018 and is set to register a lucrative CAGR up to 2025, owing to innovative healthcare treatments and personalised medicines. SELBYVILLE, Del., June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Germany natural ferulic acid market size from functional food & dietary supplements applications is estimated to register over 5.5% gains by 2025 owing to significant preference for improving nutritional content of food products. This product offers the benefit of maintaining food color, flavor and healthy antioxidizing properties. It is routinely regarded as a food additive and is used for manufacture of vanillin, which is well-suited for pasta, chocolate and beverages. Growing demand for food products which prevent the onset of chronic diseases & enhance longevity and the presence of an aging population should boost domestic natural ferulic acid <98% market growth. China natural ferulic acid <98% market size from pharmaceutical applications may surpass USD 1 million by 2025 owing to growing demand for geriatric medication. This product offers various desirable features such as enhancing muscul...

Medical Applications of Stainless Steel 304 (UNS S30400)

By their very nature, devices designed for medical uses must meet extremely stringent design and fabrication criteria. In a world increasingly focused on  lawsuits and retribution claims for injury or damage caused by medical malpractice anything that comes into contact with or surgically implanted within the human body must perform exactly as designed, without fail. The design and fabrication process for medical devices poses some of the most challenging material science questions and engineering problems for the medical industry to overcome. With such broad applications, medical devices come in all shapes and sizes to perform a raft of different jobs and therefore a diverse range of materials are employed by scientists and engineers to help meet the most stringent of design specifications. Stainless steel is one of the most commonly used materials in the manufacture of medical devices, and in particular Stainless Steel 304. Stainless Steel 304 is regarded the world over as one of the most suitable materials for the manufacture of  medical devices for all sorts of applications. In fact, it is the most common stainless steel used in the world today. No other grade of stainless ...

Participation welcome at Lakeside 4th of July Parade | Community

Morning sunshine followed by isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. High 83F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.. Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low near 65F. Winds light and variable. The Lakeside Association will hold its annual mass participation Fourth of July parade at noon (Eastern Time) Thursday, July 4. All participants will line up at 11:45 a.m. on Pier Street at the intersection with Lake Shore Road. Walkers, bikers, and the Kazoo Band will gather on the lake side on Pier Street at the intersection with Lake Shore Road. Adult driven, cars and trucks will line up on Lake Shore Road northeast of the intersection with Pier Street, and will follow the parade marchers. Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white, and blue or patriotic costumes. Have the family decorate bicycles, strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs. Leashed pets festooned in red, white, and blue can also take part. Bring a kazoo and join the band — the more the merrier. Jan Tomecek will direct a community sing in the park following the parade.  Those who wish to watch the parade should stand along Pier Street. For safety reas...

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