Cummins: An engine maker bets on clean air—and wins
And when many automotive companies fought Washington on clean-air regulations, Cummins embraced them—and then used its mastery of clean-tech diesel to build a moat around itself. “We like . By 2010, Caterpillar CAT 0.68% and Detroit Diesel, its two ...
Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?
One of them is a circular metal gong, struck by small hammers that mark the time with two-tone melodies. The watch's He led me to a large microscope and placed one of the chip sets under it. Watch designers typically boast about their latest ...
June 3, 2015
This Sweet Retro-Futuristic Tech Is Gonna Set You Back
Other projects put a modern spin on designs rooted in the late 1940s and 1950s. Hultén's “Kosmos” computer echoes the design of early circular-screen television sets, with a planetarium motif in place of the picture tube. His two-player “700” MAME ...
May 31, 2015
Top local stories of the week
Now, if someone walks into Elko General Merchandise, one wall is entirely safety-toed footwear required at the mines and the other is regular footwear. The mines have For example, the Freeport McMoRan subdivision around Mountain View Elementary ...
June 6, 2015
In 1965, 750 volunteers to walk in 24-hour Run Against Cancer
Except for decorating graves at Sunset Memorial Park at 6 o'clock tonight, Hoquiam's program is complete for the annual Memorial Day observance Thursday, Walter Harris, Veterans of Foreign Wars general chairman said today. Units in the parade will form ...
June 1, 2015
The i List for June
Such was his commitment to quality and customer service that, when standard time was adopted in 1883, he offered weekly regulation for the 400-plus clocks that had come from his company. Time remains of . The adventure park, which opened last fall ...
June 3, 2015
Debut from Dublin: The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley
"I've gone beyond it, where all the madness, the chaos, the seemingly endless pain is beyond me," says Paddy Buckley, an undertaker living in modern-day Dublin. There's a Mickey Mouse clock hanging in my kitchen, probably still ticking. More ...
June 4, 2015
When they got to Jarbidge’s South Canyon Road, partially washed out by the Jarbidge River in 1995, they hauled out of the way a boulder with which the Forest Service had blocked the road. Fifteen years after the Jarbidge Shovel Brigade’s anti-federal protest, the state of Nevada and Elko County are still in court, battling with two environmental groups that want to nullify the county’s settlement with the federal government. To many of the Shovel Brigade’s supporters, though, the fight was about keeping roads on public lands open and pushing back against federal control of Western lands. “Just about anything you do out here, you’re impacted in one way or another by the federal government,” said Demar Dahl, one of the Shovel Brigade’s leaders and now an Elko County commissioner. To Trout Unlimited, the group that originally persuaded the U. S. Forest Service not to reopen South Canyon Road, the issue was simple: protect the Jarbidge River’s bull trout from being harmed by construction. Bull trout were listed as a threatened species in 1998, and the Jarbidge River population is unique because it is cut off from bull trout elsewhere in the Northwest, said Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited’s.
May 29, 1940. Except for decorating graves at Sunset Memorial Park at 6 o’clock tonight, Hoquiam’s program is complete for the annual Memorial Day observance Thursday, Walter Harris, Veterans of Foreign Wars general chairman said today. The parade will halt on the Eighth Street bridge while the Woman’s Relief corps conducts water services in memory of sailors who died in battle. Harris said the parade will march on Eighth Street to Simpson Avenue, to Fifth, then to Lincoln and to the cemetery. May 30, 1940. Sixty-five seniors of the Montesano high school, forming one of the largest classes ever to be graduated in Montesano, received their diplomas in impressive commencement exercises in the high school gymnasium Tuesday night. May 31, 1940. • Aberdeen’s bronze doughboy will get a new bayonet for his rifle, Art Ross, commander of Aberdeen Post No. 5, American Legion, said today. The bayonet disappeared several weeks ago and investigation by Hugo Larson, park superintendent, indicated that the steel had rusted through where the bayonet was fixed to the rifle. • With 2,700 WPA workmen clearing the valleys before it, the huge lake behind the Grand Coulee Dam has been rising steadily for the past two months, covering roads, bridges and sites of former towns and May 29 reached its maximum height for this...
Christchurch City Council's planning department has been doing a useless job for years. It failed early on after the earthquakes because Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee had to take over the council's draft central city plan and create his own recovery blueprint. Brownlee had to set in motion the fast-track Land Use Recovery Plan (Lurp), followed by an equally accelerated District Plan review, to impose certainty on a quivering landscape. Now it has failed even this test, judging by the rough words of the Government-appointed independent hearings panel charged with pushing through the District Plan before the Earthquake Minister's statutory powers disappear next year. Every resource management lawyer in town is talking about what the panel chair, former Christchurch High Court judge Sir John Hansen, said about the council's chief planning officer Mike Theelen, when ripping into the suggested draft version. After blasting the council's work on a new manual of planning regulations for the usual reasons – vague, wordy, ineffective – Hansen went much further in singling out Theelen personally, saying he seemed surprisingly ill-informed about the draft's... Edwards is already running a more general "Great for Christchurch" review of the council's structure to deal with criticisms that Christchurch City Council has grown.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali vs. Jon Stewart: Islam, liberals, and the media’s dangerous double standard
Hirsi Ali summed up her book’s theses in an Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal ... and who now has to live under round-the-clock armed guard, enduring slings and arrows of contumely and reproach from her former faith-fellows, including those safely ...
June 7, 2015
Cruising through Colchagua (Valley)
the revered illustrator behind the iconic cover of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. The carbon neutral winery also has an attached conservation area dedicated to preserving local flora and fauna, meanwhile the barrels receive the soft whisper of round-the-clock ...
June 5, 2015
Ronda Rousey: The World's Most Dangerous Woman
The alarm clock next to her is set ... are posters from her fights. On another wall, De Mars, who continues to give her daughter advice ("If she wants to take it, fine, and if she doesn't, she doesn't"), has in large letters scrawled some of her sayings ...
May 28, 2015