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18 Jul 19
Market Research

Water infrastructure refers to the system of pipes, reservoirs, treatment facilities, and drainage systems that make up the drinking water and wastewater systems. Water and wastewater systems are vital to the nation’s public health, protecting the environment, and supporting economic activities. However, much of the nation’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure is at or near […]

18 Jul 19
Market Research

Artificial Zeolite or Synthetic zeolites, a class of inorganic silicate materials, are widely employed as heterogeneous catalysts in a variety of traditional and emerging catalytic processes, are sold into a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer applications. Zeolites ability to selectively adsorb various molecules allows them to be used for water and contaminant removal […]

18 Jul 19
Market Research

Bicomponent fibers, also known as conjugate fibers, are composed of two different fiber-forming polymers or similar fiber-forming polymers of different properties. Since the two components contained in the fiber complement each other, the performance of the composite fiber is generally superior to that of the conventional synthetic fiber, and has various uses. Bicomponent Fiber Market […]

18 Jul 19
Market Research

1,4-Cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid (1,4-CHDA) has cyclohexane based structure. CHDA has better weatherability, higher impact strength, and faster stress relaxation. 1 4-Cyclohexanedicarboxylic Acid Market research report is the most comprehensive collection of market intelligence products and services on the Web. We provide the current industry scenario, technical data, manufacturing plants, qualitative and quantitative analysis, also regional study, […]

18 Jul 19

by Noah Brehmer | A few years back something like a rave–or what was anyways called one–unfolded under the Baltica-highway in Kaunas, Lithuania. Absent the electronic music, drugs and alcohol, the event was outfitted minimally: a drum set, bass, and an amplifier. It was set up simply, but enough to bring together a small crowd in […]

18 Jul 19
Market Research

Carbon nitrides are compounds of carbon and nitrogen. The carbon nitride is anticipated to be a new super hard crystalline material with hardness approaching that of the diamond. Carbon nitride has an atomic level smoothness and extreme wear-resistance. The worldwide market for Carbon Nitride is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 16.5% over […]

18 Jul 19
WFRV Local 5
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Area public safety departments will go head-to-head Saturday, July 20, during the Green Bay Packers’ “Battle of the Badges.” The flag football tournament will consist of six teams playing on the football field at Titletown, battling for the top prize of a $3,000 donation from the Packers. The runner-up will receive a $2,000 donation. Fans are invited to attend the tournament, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Round-robin pool play will begin with the following match-ups: Appleton Fire Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Department on the east side of the fieldDe Pere Fire Rescue Department and Green Bay Police Department on the west side of the fieldThe Milwaukee Police Department and Green Bay Metro Fire Department have a bye during the opening round Round-robin play will finish at 12:15 p.m. The single-elimination tournament will begin at 12:40 p.m. The Packers say bleachers will be available for fans as will Titletown tables and chairs.
18 Jul 19

One year at ELC, now my case might be a little more extreme then you or the people you know who have joined Crossfit. Not everyone owns 5 pairs gym shoes, gets their CFL1 Trainer Cert, or buys a barbell to use at home. In reality none of those things are all that necessary besides […]

18 Jul 19
Dozier Adventures

Dear Gov. Bryant, On July 30, 2017 my family was attending a gathering at a relatives house in Longbeach, Mississippi. My brother, David, was in the pool with his 4 year old daughter. Then, the fun ended. David had a seizure, in the pool, while holding his daughter, with the entire family present. Two of […]

18 Jul 19
mucuruzi.com

38 Job Positions available at Ministry of Education (23 July or 24 July 2019) Ministry of Education : Environmental Safegards Specialist (Deadline: 22 July 2019) Job Description Specific sponsibilities will include: ? Supervision of and reporting on the implementation progress of the Project Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) and related instruments such as the […]

18 Jul 19
Foreign Policy
As Venezuela’s Russia-backed leader Nicholás Maduro continues to cling to power, the U.S. military wants to prevent a crisis from spilling over into neighboring Colombia, an important ally, by beefing up its defenses. The U.S. Air Force is offering Bogotá the latest version of Lockheed Martin’s F-16 fighter jets, Maj. Gen. Andrew Croft, the commander of Air Forces Southern, told Foreign Policy in a recent phone interview. The addition of an estimated 15 F-16 to Colombia’s arsenal would “be a great advancement for not only their capability to defend their sovereign air space” but would also help enable interoperability with U.S. forces, Croft said during a visit to Colombia, where he attended a major air show and met with senior Colombian military officials. Venezuela’s economy has collapsed under Maduro’s far-left government, and nationwide electricity blackouts and food shortages have plagued the country’s population. But opposition leader Juan Guaidó has failed to take power despite repeated violent clashes between government forces and civilians. Now, U.S. officials are worried that the upheaval could threaten Colombia. Maduro, whose government is backed by U.S. rivals China, Russia, and Cuba, is an unpredictable neighbor armed with roughly 150,000 troops and both Russian and U.S. equipment, including advanced fighter jets. In addition, dangerous rebel groups—both Colombia’s National Liberation Army and factions of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)—are taking advantage of the crisis to expand their reach. These armed groups are targeting Venezuelans fleeing their home country, offering them food and pay in return for joining their ranks. “The conditions in Venezuela, the same chronic conditions that have just created abject suffering for the Venezuelan people, have created a lawless zone,” U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, the chief of U.S. Southern Command, told Foreign Policy in April. Buying new F-16s, a supersonic fighter jet with advanced radar and extended range, would not only deter threats from Venezuela and armed rebel groups but also provide a better capability to intercept narcotraffickers, who are beginning to use fast Learjets to smuggle drugs in and out of the country, Croft said. “All bets are off, right? You don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the Teal Group, explaining the renewed push to sell Colombia advanced fighter jets. “Is it a proxy fight? Is it Venezuela lashing out? Is it some other kind of conflict spillover because of the refugee situation? There are all kinds of scenarios.” The United States has a long and deep military relationship with Colombia, including frequent exercises, officer exchange programs, and visits by senior military leaders. Particularly since 2016, when the Colombian government signed a peace accord with the FARC, ending more than half a century of conflict, the U.S. military has made a concerted effort to support the country’s efforts at security, including arms sales. The U.S. government frequently uses foreign military sales as a diplomatic tool. The F-35, Lockheed’s most sophisticated fighter jet, is the most prominent example: In addition to the United States, 12 allied nations have plans to operate the plane, boosting not only Lockheed’s top line but also U.S. influence around the globe. These types of agreements typically come with U.S. training, maintenance support, and close security ties for decades after the ink dries. The United States also uses these types of deals to pressure allies and potential adversaries. The Pentagon this week booted Turkey out of the F-35 program over its purchase of a Russian-made missile defense system, a decision that will cost Turkish industry $9 billion in projected work and damage Ankara’s standing in NATO. In the Pacific, the administration is looking to sell Taiwan 66 new F-16s, a significant provocation of China as the world’s two largest economies agree to restart trade talks. “Anytime we do a foreign military sale program with a nation, especially an airframe, it gives us a 40- to 50-year relationship,” Croft said. If Colombia chooses to buy them, the F-16s would replace its fleet of 21 aging Israeli Kfir jets that are reaching the end of their usable lives. But the costly U.S. jet faces steep competition: The Swedish defense firm Saab is offering its Gripen fighters as a possible replacement, while Europe’s Eurofighter has proposed its Typhoon jets. Bogotá has also considered buying surplus older F-16s from the Israeli Air Force. The F-16 offering has been in the cards for a while but “could get new impetus because of Venezuela, because of what Venezuela has been up to,” said Byron Callan, an analyst with Capital Alpha Group. The United States has sold F-16s to Colombia’s neighbors, including Chile and, ironically, Venezuela. Venezuela also operates Russian Su-30 fighter jets, which Croft said are “a threat to the region.” Clinching an F-16 sale with Colombia would also come with an added bonus—taking a potential business opportunity away from Russia or China, both of which are quietly trying to grow their influence in Latin America through foreign military sales, disinformation campaigns, and economic investment. “Selling something like an F-16 to a nation like Colombia builds that long-term relationship and also prevents the Russians or the Chinese from selling them a system that then becomes very difficult or impossible to maintain,” Croft said, pointing to Peru’s experience buying Russian fighter jets that are no longer flyable. The United States is particularly worried about China’s practice of “debt diplomacy” throughout the region, including investing in infrastructure and providing hefty loans that impoverished nations will have difficulty paying back. China has also bought up key ports in the region and built a new deep-space ground station in Argentina, from which the Chinese military can monitor and potentially target U.S. and allied satellites. “The Chinese side is all about lending money to these nations so they can do projects that are then run by Chinese companies and Chinese labor, and then the debt becomes a lever … things like port access, control of railroads and roads, and the like,” Croft said. In order to counter China’s influence, the U.S. military is investing in key military-to-military partnerships, such as the one with Colombia. The strength of that partnership was on display during his visit, Croft stressed. “These guys are our best partner, one of our strongest partners that we have in the region,” Croft said. “I’m not sure the relationship has ever been stronger than it’s been right now.”
18 Jul 19
TrackSide Online

By Steve Wittich For the 13th time, the NTT IndyCar Series heads to central Iowa for some short-track action. This year, the event moves back to Saturday evening, after being held on Sunday the last six seasons. Last year, Josef Newgarden dominated the race, leading 229 of 300 laps, but was bested by a late-charging […]

18 Jul 19
NBC Sports Pressbox

Premier Lacrosse League All-Star Game Followed by Skills Competition at 10:30 p.m. ET, Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold Paul Rabil and Justin Guterding of Team Baptiste, and Opposing Team Captain Matt Rambo to be Mic’d Up for Under-the-Helmet Interviews for Sunday’s Game Host and Creator of Six-Time Emmy Award-Winning “Sport Science” John Brenkus to Serve […]