Rail grapple launched

first_imgTOOL: Rototilt has launched a 5 000 kg capacity grapple designed for heavier tasks such as working with rails and sleepers.‘With the demand we’ve seen for a more powerful grapple module optimised for railway work, it feels good to be able to present the new grapple to our customers’, said Product Manager Sven-Roger Ekström at the launch in September. ‘The railway grapple is designed to be light and strong, and angled at 40° for maximum efficiency.’Optimised for use with Rototilt’s other tools, it is also detachable with quick coupler docking for flexibility when users are undertaking multiple tasks requiring different tools.last_img read more

Nigeria to probe ruling party’s chief over corruption allegation

first_imgNigeria widens corruption probe targeting army officers Nigeria Crackdown On Corruption Nigeria’s ruling party endorses Buhari for second termcenter_img Nigeria’s anti-graft body said Wednesday that it would probe the allegation of corruption leveled against the chairman of the country’s ruling party during the recently concluded party primaries.Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission (ICPC) told reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, that Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), would be investigated.The ICPC’s decision to investigate Oshiomhole came barely one week after he was quizzed by the country’s secret police over alleged anomalies in the APC primaries.He was quizzed by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) over a complaint from some aggrieved governors that he allegedly received bribes during the recently held primary elections of the party.Oshiomhole, during the DSS interrogation, was asked to resign from his position as national chairman, according to reports.The APC chairman has been engaged in a war of words with some state governors.At least two governors had openly criticized the party chairman for rejecting their preferred candidates for the 2019 general elections.The country’s next general elections are scheduled for February-March 2019.Relatedlast_img read more

Study shows dairy cows prefer LED lights

first_imgA study overseen by Oklahoma State University (OSU) found that cows at one of the dairy farms in that state produced 6 percent more milk when LED lights were used compared with cows under fluorescent lights.LED technology, which stands for light-emitting diode, uses semiconductor chips to convert electricity. LEDs are more energy efficient than either incandescent bulbs or fluorescent lights.advertisementadvertisementThe discovery was not the main focus of the OSU study. Funded in part by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the study investigated the lights’ energy savings and how they performed overall, including their durability on a working farm.The Kansas City Star reported that the study tracked milk production because of concerns that the LED lights could have a negative effect on the animals.A drop in milk production would signal a problem. Instead, the average cow delivered an extra half gallon of milk per day.The newspaper article also pointed out that LED lights are still expensive upfront.advertisementProving that LED lights can help increase milk production in dairy cows would transform the economics of LEDs. Recovering the cost of the lights through energy savings can take four or more years. But the payback for dairy farmers using LEDs could be slashed to just a few months. PD—From The Kansas City Starlast_img read more

The first season of HBO’s Barry ends Sunday night

first_img Related Jordin Althaus/HBO(NEW YORK) — On Sunday night, HBO’s new hit dark comedy Barry closes the book on its first season. The show stars co-creator and former SNL cast member Bill Hader as the title character, a hitman who catches the acting bug.The show, which also stars Henry Winkler, Sarah Goldberg, and Stephen Root, has already been renewed for a sophomore go ’round.Henry Winkler plays Barry’s drama teacher, who is oblivious to his client’s day job. In fact, he’s oblivious to most things — except money, Winkler tells us. “The teacher that I play really, really cares about his students — ability to pay cash and on time,” he jokes.Winkler says the teacher he plays is an amalgam of many acting coaches he’s known — or heard about — in all of his years in the business. He mentions one in particular — without naming him or her: “You know, there are teachers out there — your students…they are working so hard to try to audition to being a waiter or being a salesperson…And then this teacher forced them to buy his paintings, with money they didn’t have! You know? Then you take that to the nth degree and you just you know dribble it out, and all of a sudden you’ve got Jean Cousineau.” The Happy Days and Arrested Development veteran says of Hader, “He is funny before the camera rolls, while the camera’s rolling, after the camera rolls. He is innately funny and he is innately generous. I ad-lib and…sometimes he says, ‘Could I just hear it the way I wrote it once just to see if it works?’ I go: ‘Bill! You have no idea how hard I’m trying to get all those words out!’”Barry airs Sunday at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on HBO.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more