Get inspired with our huge list of local content and engagement projects

Current (https://current.org/2018/10/get-inspired-with-our-huge-list-of-local-content-and-engagement-projects/) Clockwise from top left: WWNO producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Louisiana resident Cathy Goutierrez; a WDAV Small Batch concert; Mohammed Bakr speaks with a participant at a KUOW “Ask A Muslim” event; Zanaria Banks and Warren Griffin-Yates rehearse for “Precious Lives: The Live Show.” 316l Stainless Steel Band 1/4 Our Local That Works contest highlights innovative and replicable content, engagement and revenue strategies at local public media stations. In the past two years, nonprofit and public media organizations have submitted more than 200 projects for consideration in our annual contest. Here, you can explore their projects and visit their websites to learn more. Alaska Public Media’s “Community in Unity” initiative aims to “get people who wouldn’t normally interact in the same room.” Current is an editorially independent, nonprofit service of the American University School of Communication. We’re funded by your subscriptions, your donations, advertising, and a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation. Steel Strapping Band, Steel Strapping To...

HempAmericana Adds High-Capacity Solvent Recovery System ahead of Company’s Commercial Distribution Other OTC:HMPQ

NEW YORK, July 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via OTC PR WIRE – HempAmericana, Inc. (OTC: HMPQ) (“HempAmericana” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in the CBD products market, is excited to announce the purchase and imminent delivery of a 100-liter solvent recovery system, the Ecochyll X7 High Speed Evaporator, that represents a 400% increase in evaporative capacity for the Company’s production line technology. The move comes as the Company kicks off its principal commercial distribution operations. “Proper Solvent Recovery is one of the most important keys to increasing margins in CBD production because it not only removes the ethanol from the process prior to distillation, but recovers it for future use,” noted HMPQ CEO, Salvador Rosillo. Management notes that chemical solvents (such as butane, hexane, ethanol, propane, and isopropyl alcohol, all used in cannabis extraction processes) can be prohibitively expensive, making solvent cost a major factor determining long-term viability in the CBD production space. The Company’s investment in a top-tier high-capacity solvent recovery system should pay for itself in the near term and then to positively impact HempAmericana’s m...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Replacing your old thermostat with something digital (that doesn’t look like an LED clock from the ’80s) shouldn’t be hard. But it is. Every manufacturer boasts about the same features—but which product is ultimately best for your household and lifestyle? If you’re looking for something that looks futuristic, the Glas Smart Thermostat is a great first choice. It looks like nothing else on the market and the transparent touchscreen practically disappears when the display is inactive, blending with your walls. It also does the digital thermostat things you’d expect, like keeping schedules and working with an app for programming. And it even has Microsoft Cortana built in, so you can speak to it for changing settings. Plus, Glas has an air quality sensor, something most other smart thermostats lack. Glas can even sense if you’re home or away, so don’t have to ...

Economical to produce, relatively easy to install and widely available, asphalt shingles are today’s most popular

Economical to produce, relatively easy to install and widely available, asphalt shingles are today’s most popular roofing material—not only because they’re less costly than wood, wood shakes, tile, metal or slate, but also because their guaranteed life span pits them favorably against competitors. At least a dozen major U.S. and Canadian building-product manufacturers market asphalt shingles, including GAF, CertainTeed and Owens Corning. Fiberglass shingles are made of a woven fiberglass base mat, covered with a waterproof asphalt coating, and topped with ceramic granules that shield the product from harmful UV rays. Because of the composition of the fiberglass mat, less asphalt is needed to give the shingles their durability and strength. The result is a lighter weight and thinner roofing material. Fiberglass shingles also have a higher fire rating than organic varieties and generally carry a longer warranty. Fiberglass shingles were developed in the 1980s, but have quickly become the roofing material of choice for most homeowners and contractors today. The traditional organic mat-based shingles are made from a recycled layer of felt paper, asphalt-saturated for waterproofing, ...

The first line spoken in Control isn’t a story introduction – it’s a mission statement. Remedy

The first line spoken in Control isn’t a story introduction – it’s a mission statement. Remedy Entertainment has always trodden a shivering line between ordinary and outlandish, taking contemporary settings and distinctly human characters, then throwing them through an unnatural, often supernatural, wringer. Control is a little more bold. Granted, it starts similarly – Jesse Faden visits the headquarters of the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control in search of answers about a childhood trauma. She meets a curious janitor, Ahti, who mistakes her for a job applicant and sends her into the bowels of the building. But then the director of the Bureau mysteriously dies, his magic gun binds itself to Jesse, we learn the building’s under lockdown because of the encroachment of a hostile resonance nicknamed The Hiss, and absolutely everything gets very strange indeed. Remember that short section of Max Payne when he was dosed with high-grade hallucinogens, got stuck in a world-warping nightmare and began realising he was in a video game? That’s the tone of Control, all the time. Sat amidst the nervous bustle of a company on the final stretch of development, I play around 8 h...

Industrial Flake Ice Machine Market 2019-2025: Growing at the CAGR XX% by Types, Applications and Manufactures

Industrial Flake Ice Machine Market share and competition analysis report – made available by Keeping global competition in mind. This report provides key vendor profiles, Industrial Flake Ice Machine market technological progress, development trends, emerging opportunities and growth prospects of Industrial Flake Ice Machine market for the period of 2019 to 2025. Click Here & Ask Quick Sample Industrial Flake Ice Machine Market Report: https://www.absolutereports.com/enquiry/request-sample/13710513 Flake ice is made of the mixture of brine and water (max 500 g [18 oz] salt per ton of water), in some cases can be directly made from brine water. Thickness between 1 and 15 mm (1?16 and 9?16 in), irregular shape with diameters from 12 to 45 mm (1?2 to 1 3?4 in).The evaporator of the flake ice machine is a vertically placed drum-shape stainless steel container, equipped with the rotating blade which spins and scratches the ice off the inner wall of the drum. When operating, the principal shaft and blade spins anti-clockwise pushed by the reducer. Water is sprayed down from the sprinkler; ice is formed from the water brine on the inner wall. The water tray at the bottom catches t...

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Nucor Corporation (NUE) today announced it will host an Investor

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Nucor Corporation (NUE) today announced it will host an Investor Day on Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York City. The event will begin at 8:15 a.m. EDT and end at approximately 12:00 p.m. EDT. “Nucor is on a clear path for significant value creation and we look forward to providing an update on our progress and strategy to grow and win in the near- and long-term,” said John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO and President of Nucor Corporation. Presenters will include:John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO & PresidentRick Blume, Vice President and General Manager, CommercialMaryEmily Slate, EVP Tubular ProductsJohn Bass, General Manager, Public AffairsJim Frias, EVP Chief Financial Officer A live webcast of the event and accompanying presentation materials will be available under Investor Events in the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at www.nucor.com; as well as at, Investors wishing to attend the event in person should contact Nucor Investor Relations at:  Investor@nucor.com. Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Prod...

Hellmann’s commits to 100% recycled plastic food packaging

Mayo brand company plans to spread the use of recycled plastic packaging to more than 200 million bottles and jars by 2020 with a goal of 100% recyclable, 100% PCR-content packaging. Major food and beverage brands continue an industry-wide movement into sustainable packaging usually with specific targets and within overarching corporate-wide sustainability goals. One of the latest is Hellmann’s, a Unilever brand based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, that announced in April that by 2020, all mayonnaise and mayonnaise dressing plastic PET containers sold in U.S. retail stores would be made from recycled plastic materials as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to advance sustainable packaging. The recycled plastic packaging is rolling out now, beginning with Hellmann’s mayonnaise and mayonnaise Dressing squeeze bottles, to be followed by Hellmann’s jars by the end of 2019. More than 200 million Hellmann’s bottles and jars will be impacted, and the new containers will feature How2Recycle label and artwork that highlights the brand’s commitment to using recycled plastic. “Switching to recycled plastic has a positive impact on the environment by r...

Smart kitchen appliances give home cooks an edge in a number of ways. First, when you

Smart kitchen appliances give home cooks an edge in a number of ways. First, when you connect a kitchen gadget to your smartphone, you can more easily schedule when something should start cooking and monitor its progress remotely. For example, if you have a smart coffee maker, you can set it to start brewing a cup when you say “Alexa, good morning.” Another advantage is that many smart kitchen gadgets, like the Anova sous vide, have recipes built into its app, which takes the guesswork out of knowing how long you need to cook a steak to make sure it’s perfectly medium rare.  From Instant Pots to coffee makers to home beer-brewing machines, here are our favorite smart kitchen gadgets. “Sous vide” is a process in which you vacuum-seal something — say, a steak — in a plastic bag, then immerse it in a hot water bath for a long time. This low-and-slow cooking method results in amazingly tender and juicy meat. Anova’s Nano Precision Cooker takes the guesswork out by connecting to your smartphone via an app, and alerting you when your food is ready. Plus, the app has recipes and tips from Serious Eats, one of the better cooking sites online. The Blue...

The Jewish Community Council of Montreal, which certifies kashrut under the MK heksher, will receive a

The Jewish Community Council of Montreal, which certifies kashrut under the MK heksher, will receive a $695,000 federal grant toward its initiative to enhance food safety. Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather announced on March 4 that the money will come from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriAssurance Program. The program provides aids to not-for-profit organizations, to help industry develop standards and systems to support verifiable health and safety claims about Canadian agricultural and agri-food products, Housefather explained. Specifically, the funding will allow the council to better assist small- and medium-sized businesses to meet international food safety standards, including expanding information about nutrition and possible allergens. “Health and wellness, food safety, social and environmental considerations are a priority for this government,” stated Housefather. “The funding ensures that the public will trust and have confidence in these products. I am proud that the council, which plays a vital role in our community, is a key player in building this trust and confidence.” Council executive director Rabbi Saul Emanuel thanked “the government for continuing to...

Industrial Knitting Equipment Market Outlook and Segments, 2018-2028

Automation is not new to the industrial knitting equipment market or the textile industry. However, it has its limitations. Garment manufacturers can produce thousands of identical-looking knitted apparel in a day with the current machinery. The current scenario overlooks the demand for custom-designed apparel which has been on a rise. Textile manufacturers, however, have been unable to capitalize on the trend owing to the lack of expertise and equipment required to produce custom-design apparel. A recent breakthrough in the knitting industry finally shows the potential to open up new prospects in the textile market. Researchers at Carnage Mellon University have written a sophisticated algorithm that can transform 3D designs into stitch-by-stitch instructions for industrial knitting equipment. The newfound discovery can aid textile manufacturers in producing custom sizes and designs at affordable costs. The algorithm breaks down 3D meshes into step by step instructions for V-bed knitting machines. With the algorithm, garment manufacturers with proficient designing knowledge would be able to input 3D designs or meshes as instruction for the machine to knit. The feature will, ther...

Centrica ramps up home EV charge point installation offering

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