Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and the Freedom Caucus held a press conference

Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and the Freedom Caucus held a press conference on Wednesday in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building to discuss the top secret impeachment proceedings being carried out by Democrats. Democrats are currently holding secret testimonies and claim that Republicans would selectively leak testimony and identities of witnesses being interviewed. Matt Gaetz: “We’re going to try and go in there and we’re going to try and figure out what’s going on on behalf of the millions of Americans that we represent that want to see Congress working for them and not obsessed with attacking a president who we believe has not done anything to deserve impeachment.” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told Fox News Tuesday that not a single witness has given testimony that the Ukrainians were aware of the withholding of military aide by President Trump. During the press conference on Wednesday morning, the GOP House members attempted to enter the star chamber impeachment proceedings and the Democrats had them kicked out. COMING UP: Rep. Matt Gaetz will lead a delegation of Republican members of Congress to the House Intelligence Committee deposition, where th...

Details: This intricate, handcrafted village will be on display. Admission is free. The gifted artistry and

Details: This intricate, handcrafted village will be on display. Admission is free. The gifted artistry and spirit of the late artist is reflected in this Christmas village wonderland. All of the artifacts featured in the display are from the attic and tool shed of Greenwell’s in-laws, Frank and Violet Greenwell of Palani Ranch. Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo; ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo Details: Featuring live music by local artists, new plays created by a diverse ensemble of community members and students from Waiakea High School and University of Hawaii at Hilo, a short film festival, puppetry, visual arts and conversations that build community by celebrating the rich and complex identities of Hilo’s residents. All programs are free of charge. During the week leading up to the festival, LAAF artists will lead community workshops in songwriting, community-engaged theatre and puppetry. Some workshops will be on closed campuses, but the puppetry workshop offers a unique opportunity for any community member. The second annual #Puppets4Peace parade is planned for Jan. 10. For additional information, visit www.newalchemists.org or t...

Total sanctions seam-welded tubes for west of Shetland umbilical

Super duplex tubes are the main cost item in a steel tube umbilical, and optimizing the wall thickness to minimize the material required can provide significant cost savings. Vallourec Umbilicals’ newly developed super duplex seam-welded tube offers a guaranteed high material yield and tighter manufacturing tolerances, enabling more cost effective-tube designs without compromising safety. Super duplex tubes are the main cost item in a steel tube umbilical, and optimizing the wall thickness to minimize the material required can provide significant cost savings. Vallourec Umbilicals’ newly developed super duplex seam-welded tube offers a guaranteed high material yield and tighter manufacturing tolerances, enabling more cost-effective tube designs without compromising safety. The first successful installation was the 18-km (11.2-mi) umbilical that TechnipFMC supplied for Total’s Glenlivet gas/condensate field west of Shetland, which came onstream this August via a tie-in to the subsea production infrastructure serving the Laggan-Tormore fields. Glenlivet was co-developed with the Edradour field in water depths of 300-435 m (984-1,427 ft), but the benefits of seam-welded tubes are e...

‘Heart and soul:’ Petoskey News-Review presses fall silent | Featured-pnr

Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue. Thank you for Reading! On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribepurchase a subscription to continue reading. Thank you for Reading! On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribepurchase a subscription to continue reading. John Wolf, head pressman at the Petoskey News-Review, prepares the press Friday for the final scheduled day of production. John Wolf, who has been a member of the Petoskey News-Review pressroom crew for the past 40-plus years, watches over the running press earlier this month. Petoskey News-Review pressroom members Dave Hume, left, and Chris Schira during a press run Thursday. The Petoskey News-Review pressmen include (from left) Dylan Edwards, Chris Schira, John Wolf and Dave Hume. John Wolf, head pressman at the Petoskey News-Review, prepares the press Friday for the final scheduled day of production. John Wolf, who has been a member of the Petoskey News-Review pressroom crew for...

New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska

Members of the Killer Whale Clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) A Tlingit clan hat was welcomed back to Southeast Alaska with ceremony and dance after spending more than a century away. A ceremony Wednesday included both an original sculpin hat that was taken in 1884 from Sitka and became part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection, and a newer replacement hat, which was given to the Kiks.ádi clan. “It’s like seeing an old friend come around the corner when you thought you’d never see them again,” said clan leader Ray Wilson in an interview with the Empire. During part of the ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Wilson donned the new hat. The team-up and technology that led to the new hat and ceremony are unprecedented as far as the Smithsonian is aware. “As far as we know, it’s never been done b...

CT-technologies design, supply and install or delivering world-class solutions for insulation of Cold Stores & Food

CT-technologies design, supply and install or delivering world-class solutions for insulation of Cold Stores & Food Processing Plants around the world. Splenor Technology PLC is the representative of CT-Technologies in Ethiopia. CT-technologies was established to provide the market with a full service, independent company able to fulfill all your requirements within industrial refrigeration ranging from engineering and design, supply of components only to complete turnkey plants, spare parts, installation, service and training. Our company philosophy is that every project and client is unique, and should be treated as such. At CTtechnologies there are no standard proposals or solutions. Your requirements are the basis upon which our proposal will be prepared through an interactive process, where you are an important part. Our staff at CT-technologies has more than 25 years international experience within industrial refrigeration, experience also gained from on-site work in numerous countries. This experience is at your disposal, and your guarantee that the proposal elaborated is professional both from a technical, economic and environmental point of view, adapted to your req...

Review: Fridrikh Ermler’s Fragment of an Empire on Flicker Alley Blu-ray

This release should help to bolster the reputation of Ermler’s singular and surprisingly funny Soviet propaganda film in the West. Fridrikh Ermler’s 1929 silent propaganda film Fragment of an Empire bears the marks of a transitional work, employing as it does the Soviet montage editing style that was popularized in the mid-1920s while also embracing the grounded socialist realism that would take hold among Russian filmmakers in the 1930s. And the tension between its styles is apt, given that the core narrative conflict of the film brings into focus the opposing values and ideals of tsarist Russia and the Communist Russia that rose in its wake. At the center of Ermler’s fable-esque tale is Filimonov (Fyodor Nikitin), a soldier who was left shell-shocked by his service in the Russian imperial army. Stuck in a small countryside village in a PTSD-induced haze for a decade, the young man is unaware of who he is and of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution and the rise of communism. But a series of aural and visual cues stirs him from his reverie—a familiar face on a train, the ringing of a bell, the medallion bearing the image of Cross of St. George that hangs from his neck, and the rapid mo...

How To Make Alloy Wheels Out Of Your Steelies The Russian Way

Almost every new car these days comes equipped with alloy wheels as standard but there are still some entry-level offerings that could be shipped with steelies. If you buy a base 2020 Nissan Versa S, for example, it will come with 15-inch steel wheels and full wheel covers. And if you want 16-inch alloys, you’ll have to upgrade to the Versa SV, which is $2,910 more expensive. Is there a cheaper way? Of course. One of our favorite YouTube channels, Garage54, has significantly evolved in the last few weeks and its new video is here to offer is a more affordable alternative to OEM or aftermarket alloy wheels. The folks running the channel now have a dedicated studio where they work on their projects – everything seems one step more professional. But let’s get to the point – making your dream alloys. For this project, the Russian gurus use a standard steel wheel which goes through several modifications including adding five large spokes and welding them to the wheel’s main body. Then, the inner part of the original wheel is removed and the new rim is painted in black with contrasting silver for the spokes. Once the DIY Vossen-inspired wheel is finished, it needs to get ...

LED driver architectures meet demanding application requirements (MAGAZINE)

Advanced applications such as lighting for health and trends such as connected lighting result in even greater reliance on a robust driver architecture, reports MAURY WRIGHT. The LED driver is now typically the most expensive element in a solid-state lighting (SSL) product. Five or six years back, the LEDs often represented more than 50% of the bill of materials of a general illumination fixture, but now the driver is far more costly than the packaged LEDs in most luminaires. Meanwhile, the driver design must enable flicker-free output and long life at a minimum. Most products also support dimming of some type, often with the expectation of smooth dimming to extremely low levels. Indeed, driver developers face these challenges before even getting to specialty applications. For instance, drivers for outdoor, horticultural, or hazardous applications may need enhanced environmental protection. Increasingly popular tunable-white products for applications such as human-centric lighting need multiple channels. And of course connected lighting is coming to all applications and impacting the driver. Read on for a look at some of the latest innovations in driver design. Let’s start off w...

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) traditionally is defined as a company whose goods are used as components

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) traditionally is defined as a company whose goods are used as components in the products of another company, which then sells the finished item to users. The second firm is referred to as a value-added reseller (VAR) because by augmenting or incorporating features or services, it adds value to the original item. The VAR works closely with the OEM, which often customizes designs based on the VAR company’s needs and specifications. One of the basic examples is the relationship between an auto manufacturer and a maker of auto parts. Parts such as exhaust systems or brake cylinders are manufactured by a wide variety of OEMs. The OEM parts are then sold to an auto manufacturer, which then assembles them into a car. The completed car is then marketed to auto dealers to be sold to individual consumers. There is a second, newer definition of OEM, typically used in the computer industry. In this case, OEM may refer to the company that buys products and then incorporates or rebrands them into a new product under its own name. For example, Microsoft supplies its Windows software to Dell Technologies, which incorporates it into its personal co...

8 Trusted CBD Brands That Source Organically & Provide Third Party Testing

Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: When you make a purchase through the affiliate links in this article, you support Organic Authority in creating more awesome content. Rest assured our team spent hundreds of hours researching and selecting transparent CBD brands. It seems that everyone is tuned into the magic of CBD, from your neighbor using it for better sleep to your coworker using it for chronic pain relief to the folks at the dog park helping Rusty tone down his anxiety. But what is this magic substance, and more importantly, which CBD brands can you trust? We’ve already covered CBD health benefits and even did a roundup of FAQs about CBD oil. This guide identifies brands that are dedicated to sourcing organic ingredients, effective formulations, and implement best practices for quality control. CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoid compounds found naturally in marijuana and hemp. In the U.S. CBD products are made from industrial hemp (not Marijuana) and must contain less than 1% THC (the psychoactive compound found in Marijuana). The research into safety and potential therapeutic benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids, while promising, is still under ...

Coiled line pipe installations grow, fueled by demand for production turnaround

Cal-Dive’s semisubmersible construction vessel, Uncle John, is shown preparing to install coiled line pipe. Chart 1 – chemical properties of coiled line pipe [15,375 bytes] Chart 2 [35,366 bytes] Coiled line pipe or coiled tubing flowline as it is known in some circles, is in fact coiled tubing that is coated and generally laid flat on the sea bottom to serve as a flowline for oil, gas, chemical injection or other similar applications. The manufacturing process described elsewhere in this There are two companies who manufacture this well-known product using very similar processes and ship to their respective clientele worldwide. The unique feature is the continuous milling process resulting in a pipe string without butt-welds that is 4000 ft or longer depending on diameter and wall thickness and subsequently coiled onto reels. The idea of using continuous pipe spooled on a reel is not a new concept. The origin dates back to World War II when Operation Pluto was developed some 50 years ago. Prior to the Allied invasion of Normandy, several 3-in. pipelines were prefabricated in 4,000-ft sections by butt welding 30-ft joints and reeling it onto 40-ft diameter spools. Th...

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