Dutch Students Build Electric Car from Recycled Plastic and Garbage

first_imgDutch students have created a fully functioning electric car made entirely out of waste, including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage.The bright yellow, sporty two-seater which the students named ‘Luca’, can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged, the Technical University of Eindhoven said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “This car is really special, because it’s made all out of waste”, project manager Lisa van Etten told Reuters.“Our chassis is made out of flax and recycled PET bottles. For the interior we also used unsorted household waste.”Hard plastics normally found in televisions, toys and kitchen appliances were used for the car’s body, while the seat cushions consist of coconut and horse hairs.- Advertisement – tu ecomotive interior reuters tuView of inside the car made of recycled waste in Eindhoven, NetherlandsThe car was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months, Van Etten said, as an effort to prove the potential of waste.- Advertisement – “We really hope that car companies will start using waste materials”, production team member Matthijs van Wijk said.“It’s possible in many applications. More and more companies use waste or bio-based materials in the interior, we want to show that it’s also possible to build a chassis out of it.”© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

Adriatic in the first eight months with an increase in operating revenues of 18%

first_imgThe largest hotel company in the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera, Jadran dd, which owns 8 hotels, 2 camps and 2 settlements, has concluded its business results for the first eight months of this year.The company, which went bankrupt three and a half years ago and is now majority state-owned, recorded an increase in operating revenues of 10% in the first eight months compared to the same period last year, and revenue from boarding services increased by as much as 18 % while at the same time 11% more overnight stays were realized. When the generated operating revenues are compared with previous years, in the first year after the bankruptcy Jadran dd generated HRK 50,9 million in revenues in the first eight months, HRK 2015 million in 54,3, HRK 2016 million in 60,8, while this year revenues amount to HRK 67 million.This is primarily the result of investments made by Jadran dd in the past three years, which resulted in an increase in the categorization of hotels Omorika and Katarina from two to four stars, hotel Slaven and camp Selce to three stars, and the newest hotel opened in August this year, hotel Esplanade, which carries four stars. “In the Adriatic, there has been a growing trend of all business indicators for the last three years, and the market has reacted positively to investments and newly formed products, and today our renovated hotels achieve far higher average overnight prices, higher occupancy and longer openness. additional facilities such as SPA centers, congress halls and wedding halls. Booking for October and November is also as good as the announcements for next year. We are especially pleased with the achieved result of the Selce camp, which we raised to three stars two years ago, and which this year achieved a record result with this capacity, achieving over 100 thousand overnight stays.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Jadran dd Dino Manestar.During the tourist season, over 500 employees were employed in the Adriatic in facilities that realized 340 overnight stays.last_img read more

Eight Feeders in the Making for CNCo

first_imgThe China Navigation Company Pte. Ltd (CNCo), a wholly-owned ship owning and operating arm of the Swire Group, is set to expand its feeder fleet with eight newbuilds in the next two years.The ships are being built at the China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Wenchong shipyard, starting delivery in 2019 and continuing into 2020.The initial four 2,400 TEU vessels were ordered from Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding in 2017 to replace tonnage that will be phased out between 2019 and 2020. The company subsequently declared options attached to this order for four more 2,750 TEU vessels which will be delivered in 2020.“China’s growth as a major player in the shipbuilding industry has truly been remarkable. The partnerships we have established with key Chinese shipbuilders is testimony of this growth,” James Woodrow, Managing Director of CNCo, said at the opening of the company headquarters in Shanghai, China, on November 5.“We will continue to assess modern and fuel-efficient designs to provide an industry-leading product to our customers in China far into the future.”“With our Shanghai office now being a full-fledged operating subsidiary as well as our other offices in Qingdao, Beijing and Guangzhou, we are even more confident of delivering innovative and sustainable shipping solutions that will meet the needs of our customers,” Randy Selvaratnam, country manager, added.Headquartered in Singapore, CNCo owns and manages more than 130 vessels through its three core divisions – Swire Shipping, Swire Bulk and Swire Bulk Logistics. Out of these, 37 ships have been built in China.The company offers four separate services from China covering the South Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and North Australia trades.last_img read more

By the numbers: Statistical comparisons between Syracuse and Johns Hopkins

first_imgSecond-seeded Syracuse (13-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) will take on Johns Hopkins (10-6, 4-1 Big Ten) in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals on Sunday at noon in Annapolis, Maryland. The two teams met once before this season, with Syracuse escaping at home in a 13-10 win over the Blue Jays on March 14. Here are several key statistics, explaining how the two teams stack up against each other heading into the do-or-die matchup this weekend. Faceoffs:JHU: 54 percentSyracuse: 66 percentJohns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala said there would be no way for his team to get into an offensive rhythm if SU’s Ben Williams does what everyone expects of him. The sophomore faceoff specialist won 16-of-27 faceoffs against the Blue Jays in the regular season matchup. It’s worth noting that Syracuse has been more effective at the X earlier in games, and as a result has taken 111 more shots than its opponents in the first half of games this year compared to just 43 in the second halves of games. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMan-up goals:JHU: 35 (47 percent)Syracuse: 29 (49 percent)Syracuse converted on two of its four man-up opportunities in its 20-8 win over Marist on Sunday. In the last three games, the Orange has converted on six man-up chances. As a team SU has drawn 16 more penalties than its opponents and 13 more minutes on the man-up. Johns Hopkins, on the other hand, has drawn 25 more penalties than its opponents with an extra 16 minutes within the advantage. Opponents shooting percentage:JHU: 30 percentSyracuse: 28 percentMuch like the Orange offense, the Syracuse defense is stocked with upperclassmen. Three of the four primary defenders are academic seniors while Jay McDermott is a junior. SU has dominated winning ground balls by a 519-363 clip this season, and that’s not all because of Williams. JHU only has a plus-23 margin on ground balls, but the defense has stepped it up at the right time, allowing fewer than 10 goals in the past three games. Goals per game: JHU: 13Syracuse: 15The Syracuse attack stacks up with anybody in the country, but Pietramala said it’s the Orange’s secondary options like Henry Schoonmaker, Nicky Galasso and Hakeem Lecky on the first-line midfield that make SU so dangerous. Those three have combined for 29 percent of the team’s scoring while the attacks are at 48 percent. John’s Hopkins’ scoring comes largely from Ryan Brown, who has 58 of the team’s 207 goals. No one else has more than 25 goals.Turnover margin: JHU: -8Syracuse: +11John Desko was asked what, if any, were his team’s weaknesses. He mentioned turnovers as something his group needs to work on, as the Orange has totaled 11 more turnovers than its opponents this season. More than 30 players on the roster have totaled at least one turnover. Johns Hopkins has actually turned the ball over eight more times than Syracuse, but has also collected 27 more turnovers from its opponents than SU.Goals against average:JHU: 10Syracuse: 9Bobby Wardwell has been a better goalie late in games than early on. He’s made 44 saves in the fourth quarters of games this year compared to just 27 in the first quarter. Eric Schneider for JHU has seen a marked difference later in the season. In the past five games he’s allowed 6.8 goals per game compared to 12.4 during a rough seven-game stretch early in the year. ESPN analyst Mark Dixon said neither goalkeeper is the best out there, but both do a good job giving their teams a shot to win. Comments Published on May 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rob Rice Homes Offers 15 Different Granite Countertops

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Rob Rice HomesGranite Counter Tops are one of the many interior features that can be customized in a Rob Rice Home.Yes, that’s right.  We offer 15 different kitchen counter tops to choose from, all standard selections for us, no additional cost for our buyers.  There are many options for kitchen counter tops such as tile, quartz, marble, and concrete but granite continues to be the favored choice of our buyers.  The benefits of granite are:Granite is Affordable. Because of its elegance, availability and durability, granite has become the counter top of choice. That popularity, in turn, has lowered the prices.Granite is Sanitary.  Granite, like any raw natural stone is porous. However, once granite has been polished and sealed, its hard mirror-like glaze makes germ and bacteria penetration impossible. A warm soapy water wash then a clear rinse is all that’s required to keep it gleaming and sanitary.Granite is Strong.  Granite’s diamond-like hardness makes it the strongest counter top material available. Granite is heat resistant and nearly scratch and stain proof. Hot dishes and pots can rest on it. Sharp knives won’t scratch it.Granite Will Remain Number One in Counter Tops.  Granite counter tops are not a trend. Because of its wide range of shades and colors, and capacity to match and complement any cabinet, sink, and appliance material, granite will remain at the top of the list well into the future.If you’d like to view our selections of granite, visit one of our fully furnished model homes or click here to view granite choices.  For additional information go to: www.robricehomes.comlast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly explains the thinking behind four-nation ODI tournament proposal

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/India TVAdvertisement rp2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6vxrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5czz6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3vofWould you ever consider trying this?😱eu4dCan your students do this? 🌚ruRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently proposed the much awaited four-nation One Day International tournament, that will include Team India competing in a super ODI series against England, Australia and one more team that is yet to be decided. While The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia have shown positive reactions to the proporsal, there have been some criticism from others. Now the BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly has made a response.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/India TVSoon after the announcement of the four nation super ODI series, Ganguly said: “It’s a proposal. Let’s see where it goes. The reason behind it is only to have a good, competitive tournament.”“People want to see a high class tournament and we are attempting to do it.” Dada added.Advertisement Previously, the ECB had confirmed that they were in talks with BCCI regarding the tournament.“A four-nation tournament was raised at a meeting with the BCCI in December and we are open to discussions with other ICC members to see if this concept can develop.” an ECB spokesperson had said earlier.Advertisement Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Cricket Australia had also praised Ganguly’s proposal of the super ODI series.“I think it’s an example of the innovative thinking coming out of the BCCI with Sourav Ganguly as president,” Roberts told ESPNcricinfo.However, some reprimanding reactions have been received by the BCCI. Rashid Latif, cricket coach and former Pakistani international believes the idea of a four nation tournament is not a good news.“By playing such a series, these four countries want to isolate the other member nations which is not a good news. But I think this will be a flop idea like the Big Three model, which was introduced few years back” the 51 year old told reporters, reminding the cricketing world about a similar endeavour named the ‘Big Three Model’.Back in 2014, the International Cricket Council endorsed the ‘Big Three Model’. The model proposed to give the major share of ICC’s revenue to India, England, and Australia. However, Latif believes the super ODI series will turn out to be a ‘flop’ similar to this.However, Ganguly has come up with a response to Latif, explaining that the series will be beneficial to the fourth undecided team as well as the previous Big Three members.“There will be a fourth team as well. We have to just fit this tournament in the gap, which is the biggest challenge. The agenda just is a high class tournament with very powerful teams put together.” The 47 year old added.Also read-A Study In Pink: What the Day/Night pink ball test at Eden Gardens means for Test cricket in IndiaBCCI fires back over PCB over ‘security’ jibe: Handle Security In Your Own Country First! Advertisementlast_img read more