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Here’s Why A Border Wall Won’t Work: An Engineer’s Perspective

by Thingz 2 Do In
Howdy.  I’m Amy Patrick. I’m a licensed structural and civil engineer. I hold a BS in civil engineering from Rice University in Houston, with an MS in structural engineering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have over a decade of experience on high-performance projects, and particularly of cleaning up design disasters where the factors weren’t properly accounted for, and currently work as a Consultant at Apollo BBC, a forensic engineering firm based in Houston, Texas. I’m also an adjunct professor of structural analysis and design at the University of Houston – Downtown. I have previously been deposed as an […]

Push Block prevents damage when rescuing dump trucks with dozers, other machines

by Thingz 2 Do In
Philippi-Hagenbuch has developed the new Push Block to dislodge off-highway trucks when they get stuck, without damaging the truck. The device is custom designed to fit the rear chassis of rigid-frame or articulating trucks ranging from 20 to 400 tons. The company says the Push Block alternative protects the truck from damage, which can occur when using dozers or other equipment to push out a stuck truck. “This type of pushing on the truck can damage the tires, hinge and even the body since there’s no component of a truck designed to take this type of pin-point pressure,” says Josh Swank, […]

ICYMI: The BCC Drops its Final Regulations

by Thingz 2 Do In
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”)—the agency that licenses distributors, retailers, testing labs, and event organizers—dropped its final regulations. Until then, BCC licensed commercial cannabis operators or applicants for BCC licenses had been in no man’s land, complying with emergency regulations while trying to divine what the final regulations would look like, what they would need to change, and when they would need to change it. While the final regulations are by no means perfect, they are at least here (alongside the CDPH permanent regulations, which we covered on Monday). While these final regulations […]

Beartooth announce spring 2019 US tour with Of Mice & Men

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Beartooth unleashed their third studio album, Disease, this past fall, and spent much of 2018 touring behind the release. Now, the Ohio band has announced a 2019 US headlining tour that will kick off April 19th in Fargo, North Dakota. The trek, dubbed “Disease Tour, Part II” and scheduled to run though a May 18th date in Chicago, will feature support from Of Mice & Men, Hands Like Houses, and Dead American. Find the full list of dates below, and get tickets here. In addition to the headlining tour dates, Beartooth will perform at several music festivals in 2019, including […]

Google My Business and Legal Directory Tips for New Law Firms

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As with most industries, there are some peculiarities to be aware of when it comes to performing local marketing for law firms, some of which you can turn to your benefit when working with new clients in the legal industry. Law SEO veteran Dan Foland shares his top tips for anyone looking to get their clients ahead of the game in legal. There are few industries more competitive than the legal industry when it comes to local SEO. There are also few marketing efforts that will have the lasting impact of SEO. Pay Per Click (PPC), for example, stops working […]

Huge Being Observed in Wayne County, NY

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I recently found the following account:This happened a few years ago at my parents house, in a small town in Wayne County, NY. Anyone that knows the area, knows some parts are very rural. Well my parents live right in town, not far from the center of it, but in a weird spot. The town only has maybe 500 people in the town limits and it’s surrounded by farmland and forests.They live right near the railroad tracks and canal and their backyard is pitch black at night because the street lights don’t reach back there. The yard backs up to […]

How Content Marketing Can Fuel Your Email Marketing

by Thingz 2 Do In
You run into a lot of marketing purists these days. Each one swears their preferred channel is the ultimate solution for driving traffic, engaging audiences, and boosting ROI. With so many digital marketing channels to choose from, it sometimes feels easier to focus your efforts on one single strategy and brush aside other platforms. The truth is, your audience is probably spread out across multiple channels and platforms. Maybe they scroll through Facebook to catch up with friends before hopping over to Reddit. They might browse Instagram for a while when they need a palate cleanser between checking emails. The […]

WEIRD! BuzzFeed News, WH correspondent for Yahoo! News don’t credit @BigLeaguePol for the Northam scoop

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Major KUDOS to Patrick Howley and Big League Politics for their scoop on the Gov. Ralph Northam KKK/blackface yearbook photo: ***THIS STORY WAS BROKEN BY @howleyreports at @bigleaguepol*** Haters gonna hate. We're going to keep on breaking news. YEARBOOK: Ralph Northam In Blackface & KKK Photo https://t.co/qtrHShbnhC — Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) February 1, 2019 This is marvelous to see: "Patrick Howley takes down Virginia governor" is quite the season three twist. — Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 1, 2019 Patrick Howley your time is now — Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) February 1, 2019 But for White House correspondent Hunter Walker from […]

Caterpillar invests in electric car maker Fisker

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Caterpillar, through its investment arm Caterpillar Venture Capital, has made an investment in Fisker, a manufacturer of electric cars and developer of battery technology. In a press release, Fisker says the investment, the amount of which was not specified, is intended to spur the development of “solid-state battery technology with applications in construction, energy, storage, transportation and mining.” Fisker describes solid-state batteries as the automotive battery technology of the future. As the Verge explains, the batteries are different from the lithium-ion batteries powering cars today in that they “don’t use liquid electrolytes to move energy around,” and are instead “made […]

Montabert debuts SC 36 hydraulic rock breaker at World of Concrete 2019

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At its World of Concrete booth this week, Montabert showcased its new SC 36, one of the company’s nine SC-Series hydraulic rock breakers. Weighing in at 805 pounds, the SC 36 features “fully-enclosed, sound-proof cradles to minimize harmful vibrations, limit jobsite noise and protect working parts from dust and debris,” according to a press release. Like most of the SC-Series lineup, the SC 36 is available with blunt, pyramidal and chisel tools. The SC-Series of breakers are designed for use with skid steers, backhoes and mini excavators weighing between 2,200 and 30,850 pounds. Montabert says the design of the breakers […]