Interview with Melinda Hanson, Bird’s Sustainability Chief

Streetsblog recently met up with Melinda Hanson, the head of sustainability for Bird. The interview took place in Santa Monica last week, and has been edited for readability. Melinda Hanson: My background is all in climate policy, street design, and sustainable transportation. I started my career helping to launch the ClimateWorks Foundation, where I ran the sustainable transport portfolio, funding projects primarily in low- and middle-income countries – to expand BRT, bike infrastructure, and pedestrian infrastructure – in the name of decarbonizing urban transportation. Right before joining Bird, I was deputy director of NACTO’s Global Designing Cities Initiative, overseeing their international programs. I was overseeing our strategy and our communications, [and] also our design work in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It’s a city with 90% pedestrian mode share at this point. Only 4% car ownership. It already has extreme traffic congestion issues, so I was working with the city to develop a longer term plan for how they intend to build the type of transport infrastructure to encourage sustainable modes over the car-oriented travel that has dominated and ruined so many cities in the world...

Detroit print shop leading the revival in letterpress printing

DETROIT – Dipping her brush into a crude can of jet black ink, Karen Moeller begins making thick strokes across a worn metallic surface. Connected to a crank, a giant rolling pin distributes the substance evenly, while coating bold metal letters in ink. With a tabloid-size poster sheet aligned above the impression roller, the crank starts to turn and the paper catches. It wraps around and thick black letters get pressed into the paper, bordering the rainbow-shaded face of Mavis Staples belting into a microphone. Signal Return, a Detroit-based nonprofit, is helping cater to a returning form of publishing. Using traditional printing presses, they are guiding local artists in creating unique works of art from scratch, without any electricity. “This is not efficient, what we’re doing,” Moeller said. ”But it has its own beauty. I mean even the space – don’t you just feel it?” What Moeller, her husband, and Jim Cain who is spearheading plans for a benefit concert headlined by Staples, are ‘doing’ are printing posters, 1950′s style. For this trio, the tangible elements of the process, the tiny adjustments that stem from this 20th century game o...

Threaded Ball Valves Market Demand & Competitive Analysis by 2025

The “Threaded Ball Valves – Market Development Scenario ” Study has been added to HTF MI database. The study envisage qualitative as well as quantitative market data and follows Industry benchmark classification and NAICS standards to built strong players coverage for final study. Some of the major and emerging players identified are Powell Valves, Johnson Valves, Fortune Valve, CF Valves, Jomar Valve & Bueno Technology. Get Inside Scoop of the report, request for sample @: https://www.htfmarketreport.com/sample-report/2050366-global-united-states-european-union-and-china-threaded-ball-valves-market Each company profiled in the research document is studied considering various factors such as product and its application portfolios, market share, growth potential, future plans, and development activity. Readers will be able to gain complete understanding and knowledge of the competitive landscape. Most importantly, the report sheds light on important strategies that key and emerging players are taking to maintain their ranking in the Global (United States, European Union and China) Threaded Ball Valves Market. It shows how the market competition will change in the next few yea...

Arkansas authorities: Son killed mother, father helped cover it up

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old Arkansas man with killing his mother and have charged his father with trying to help him cover it up. Arrest reports show that Carson Gregory Glover is charged with capital murder for the death of his mother, Sonya Glover. She was found lying in her blood late Saturday in the family’s home in Sherwood, north of Little Rock. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 55-year-old William Gregory Glover has been charged with hindering apprehension. Authorities say he told officers that he didn’t know what happened to his wife, but that a voicemail shows otherwise.  (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 2018 Creative Desk Calendar Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station’s FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC’s online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or fccinfo@fcc.gov. Spiral Notebook, Calendar Book, Wr...

There were a lot of reasons to feel good after Saturday’s win, but still a few

There were a lot of reasons to feel good after Saturday’s win, but still a few areas for concern. We break down what happened and look ahead to next week. Hilinski was fantastic in his first start. The numbers were good: 24-30 for 282 yards and two touchdowns (plus a rushing touchdown), but he was even better than those numbers. Bryan McClendon called a bunch of short, easy passes to start the game, but Hilinski still had to execute, and he did. He completed his first 12 passes, making all the right reads and finding his checkdowns when the first read wasn’t there. He spread the ball around, connecting with nine different receivers. McClendon opened up the playbook after the first few drives, went up-tempo at Hilinski’s request, and Hilinski didn’t miss a beat. After he underthrew Bryan Edwards just a little for his first incompletion, he responded a few plays later with a 60-yard touchdown strike to Edwards. The other touchdown was almost as pretty: a strike to Edwards on a slant. It wasn’t the most difficult pass to make, but Hilinski still had to make it. “I’m not going to sit here and say that we’re spoon-feeding him,” Will Muschamp said. “The guy can handle what we’re doin...

Georgia’s Kemp submits bid to remake health insurance market

Georgia’s Republican governor on Monday submitted twin plans requesting that President Donald Trump’s administration allow changes to federal government subsidies for health insurance. Gov. Brian Kemp said proposed changes to former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act would give individuals and families less expensive coverage options, a particular benefit for those who don’t qualify for federal subsidies to cover premiums. “They’re going to work to reduce costs, make health care more accessible and have better quality in our state,” Kemp said in a statement. Kemp also wants to offer subsidized coverage to a fraction of Georgia’s uninsured poor if they worked or went to school for 80 or more hours a month. Kemp’s administration projects the expansion would cover 50,000 people, far less than the 400,000 uninsured Georgians who might be covered by the Medicaid expansion originally envisioned by the overhaul. This second proposal, aimed at people earning incomes of up to 100% of the federal poverty level, echoes those made by other states. Federal officials have rejected some similar partial expansions. But it’s the first plan, under which Georgia would take over the feder...

Arredamenti illuminazione Alba Lux | Alba Adriatica

Alba Lux è un azienda che nasce nel 1971 ad Alba Adriatica ed ha maturato oltre 40 anni di esperienza nel campo dell’illuminazione. Vi propone una vasta scelta di prodotti LED, decorativi, classici, moderni, per interni ed esterni dei migliori marchi del design italiano nel Mondo come Flos, Foscarini, Barovier&Toso, Vistosi, Marchetti, Axo Light, Light 4, Rotaliana, Gibas e moltissimi altri.. Proponiamo innovazioni all’avanguardia per quanto riguarda l’applicazione delle nuove tecnologie, come lampadari e lampadine LED gestibili tramite Smartphone e Tablet attraverso una semplice App. Inoltre annoveriamo tra i nostri prodotti pezzi d’arte dei ceramisti toscani Bitossi Ceramiche, prodotti anche in serie numerata e limitata, disegnate dall’inizio del ”900 ad oggi dai più grandi architetti nel campo del design come Ettore Sottsass, Karim Rashid, Piero Fornasetti, Aldo Londi ed altri. Vi invitiamo a contattarci anche per quando riguarda il Mondo delle Lampadine LED che abbiamo in tutti i formati disponibili attacco E27, E14, GU10, G9, 2G11, con sensore per appliacazioni esterne IP65, ed a filamento LED. Visita a Domicilio; Progettazione; Consulenza Tecnica; Lista Nozze; Fornitu...

Delta Air Lines Predicts That 2020 Will Be Another Great Year

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has been a consistent outperformer in the airline industry in recent years. The airline has won a loyal following due to its industry-leading reliability and a reputation for good service. It also has a dominant position in its three biggest hub markets: Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. As a result, Delta has reliably produced strong earnings and free cash flow over the past five years. At the company’s investor day on Thursday, management predicted that 2020 will be another year of profit growth and solid free cash flow. That makes Delta Air Lines stock look like a great bargain at its current valuation of just eight times earnings. Delta Air Lines has delivered strong earnings growth over the past decade. Most dramatically, adjusted pre-tax income more than doubled from less than $2 billion in 2011 to $4.5 billion by 2014 as Delta honed its revenue-generation capabilities. As a result, the stock surged from around $8 at the beginning of 2012 to nearly $50 by the end of 2014. EPS has continued to rise since then, driven by lower fuel prices, the reduction of the federal tax rate, share buybacks, and ...

Chainway unveils next generation handheld computers and RFID reader – VanillaPlus

As a professional global manufacturer of data capture devices, Chainway recently launched several new rugged mobile computers and RFID readers, including handheld computer C66 & C61, the improved version of RFID reader C72, and the fully upgraded industrial tablet P80. They are designed for different application scenarios, which can perfectly meet needs of users in various industries. C66 is a 5.5-inch large screen handheld computer with high extensibility; C61 is a handheld computer with keypad (numeric/QWERTY). They are both equipped with Android 9.0 OS, Qualcomm Octa-core speedy processor and large capacity combination storage, allowing faster system running and APP response. And these two devices come with large-capacity battery and support quick charge, and also offer optional handle with 5200mAh battery to greatly expand the power. Besides, both devices deliver robust and flexible data acquisition capability. They can be optionally equipped with best-in-class Zebra scan engine for high-speed and accurate barcode scanning. And C66 can also be slipped into R6 UHF Sled for a complete one-piece RFID solution that delivers long-distance reading and writing, and can easily i...

Ballard Locks large chamber to close for almost two months

Starting tomorrow (Oct 12.), the large chamber at the Ballard Locks will close for an extended project to replace the chamber’s filling culvert valves. The closure is expected to last 53 days — one month longer than the typical November annual maintenance closure. The small chamber will remain open during the work, and will be available for vessels up to 28-feet-wide by 123-feet-long. The U.S. Army Corps are aiming for a December 3rd reopening. This will be the first of four extended closures, part of the $10.5 million, multi-year contract to replace the large lock chamber’s 102-year-old filling culvert gates. The project will replace the original valves, called Stoney Gate Valves, designed and originally used during the Panama Canal construction. The valves, which are underwater during regular operations, seal off the 8-feet-6-inch wide by 14-feet tall filling culverts. “The contractor will be jack hammering out old components that extend up nearly 30 feet in a space that is only about 3-feet wide,” project manager Peter Gibson said. “It was constructed more than 102-years ago and we really don’t know what they will encounter during the demolition portion.” It’s a tricky operat...

Lawmakers making the green after getting green light from ethics panel

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Almost three years ago, the state House Ethics Committee quietly gave written approval to an unnamed House member who is an insurance agent to sell insurance policies to local disability boards and county hospitals. The Jan. 25, 2017, “advisory opinion” also said the lawmaker didn’t have to abstain on voting on any matters related to two state agencies that provided funding to the local disability boards or county hospitals. Last year, The Nerve revealed that state Rep. Brian White, R-Anderson, an insurance agent and the then-chairman of the budget-writing House Ways and Means Committee, reported receiving a total of nearly $39,000 in insurance commissions since 2015 from five disability service organizations that annually get millions in funding from the state Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) – one of the two state agencies cited in the 2017 advisory opinion. The story also revealed that White reported to the State Ethics Commission receiving a total of about $28,000 in insurance-related payments from 2008 thro...

How To Make An Electric Scooter Chain Sprocket With Nothing But Hand Tools

Sometimes, mechanical parts can be supremely expensive, or totally unavailable. In those cases, there’s just one option — make it yourself. It was this very situation in which I found myself. My electric scooter had been ever so slightly bested by a faster competitor, and I needed redemption. A gearing change would do the trick, but alas, the chain sprocket I needed simply did not exist from the usual online classifieds. Thus, I grabbed the only tools I had, busied myself with my task. This is a build that should be replicable by anyone comfortable using a printer, power drill, and rotary tool. Let’s get to work! Making a sprocket is easy — print a template, stick it to a metal blank, and cut it out. There’s some post-processing required, but the fundamental concept is little different from any basic woodworking or craft project. Making a template is easy, using a free piece of software called Sprocketeer 2.0. Sprockets actually have remarkably complex geometry, designed to make chain drives that run as quietly, smoothly, and efficiently as possible. All you need is the pitch and roller diameter of your chosen chain, and the number of teeth of your desired sprocket, and Sprocket...

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