Jairus Lamwe collects eggs in his poultry housing unit where he keeps 1,200 chickens in two 13m by

Jairus Lamwe collects eggs in his poultry housing unit where he keeps 1,200 chickens in two 13m by 6m poultry structures under the battery cage system. PHOTO | ELIZABETH OJINA | NATION MEDIA GROUP  The 50 by 80 metres farm on the outskirts of Kakamega town is neatly arranged, with two chicken houses occupying a section, while the family house another. Jairus Lamwe, the owner of the farm named Jay, is arranging 20 90kg bags of layers mash he had just received when we arrive. He has 15 cages measuring 2m by 1.8m by 1.6m each. Each cage has a capacity to hold 120 birds but he keeps 90 birds in each, with a cubicle holding three birds. “I collect 18 trays daily and sell them across Kakamega County at Sh280 per tray,” says Lamwe, noting he will dispose the birds at Sh200 in December and bring in another batch of 600. He bought 500 day-old chicks and kept them in the brooder for about two months as he waited for the cages he had bought online at Sh300,000 from China to arrive. “I searched online and came across photos of the battery cage system. I realised it had immense benefits, thus, could serve my production needs,” says Lamwe, who is a pilot in the military and has invested close...

Wood burning banned in the Phoenix area on New Year’s Eve

PHOENIX — For those who enjoy the crackle of a warm fire on a cold day, Maricopa County says not so fast. A combination of still air and the expectations of fireworks around Phoenix on New Year’s Eve have put the kibosh on wood-burning fires on Tuesday. The county also projects Wednesday to be a no-burn day as well. “What we do is we ask residents, on no-burn days, not to burn wood for several reasons. The obvious reason is the health of our neighbors,” said Bob Huhn, communications director of the Maricopa County Air Quality Department. “We want people to be outside, to exercise, to go about their daily life without medical challenges,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. For those hoping to enjoy the hypnotic dance of the flame on these cold nights, the county has one alternative: “Gas, by far. That’s a cleaner – and that’s why we have our ‘Burn Cleaner, Burn Better’ campaign,” said Huhn. “We ask people not to burn wood whenever possible.” To help reduce the number of wood-burning fireplaces, the county has a program to help certain residents with vouchers to convert wood-burning fireplaces to gas-burning.   The program is called Maricopa County Fireplace Retrofitting Program. F...

Practically everybody in Washington is mad at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. David Cicilline might actually

Practically everybody in Washington is mad at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. David Cicilline might actually do something about it. “If we don’t fix this, we’re not going to have a democracy anymore,” David Cicilline gravel-voiced into the microphone, as go-go music thumped behind him. Just that morning, Cicilline’s Democratic colleagues in the House had started impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump, and spirits were high at this left-leaning gathering on a November night at the bar Baby Wale in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood. Yet the existential threat to the republic under consideration was not the occupant of the Oval Office but something Cicilline and his allies see as another dire menace: Silicon Valley. People all over the political map are angry at the American tech industry right now, from Democrats who want to break up the “big four” of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook to Republicans—including Trump himself—who think the industry and its products are biased against conservatives. Cicilline, however, is in a position to do something about it. He’s the chairman of the House subcommittee on antitrust, which makes him the only Democrat in Washington running ...

Think Middle East, and you think oil. But many other sectors in the region need lifting

Think Middle East, and you think oil. But many other sectors in the region need lifting gear, as Julian Champkin discovers. Oil may well be the driving force of most of the economies of the Middle East, but the wealth it provides is funding a multitude of construction projects. Some are routine, some are huge, some are downright astonishing; and those projects need lifting gear. So by no means all of the crane market of the region is devoted to oil. “Currently the Middle East is experiencing a boom in architecture and design of astonishing projects that are pushing the limits of engineering,” says Kieve Pinto, executive director of Al Faris, one of the biggest crane owners in the region. Its fleet currently consists of over 800 mobile cranes and almost 70 crawlers. “The demand is to go bigger and bigger, in shorter timeframes. This typically requires larger and heavier cranes,” he says. “We are continuing to invest and grow our fleet and capabilities and are beginning to tap into and experience a steady rise in heavy lift opportunities.” The region’s preference for mobile cranes is well known, says Pinto; “but the crawler crane’s strength and capacity makes it indispensible for ...

Cool coating allows hot electronics to let off some steam

Although nobody wants a hot smartphone, there’s no way that that things could ever incorporate tiny cooling fans. Some day, though, they may stay frosty through the use of a material that absorbs and releases water. We have already seen cooling systems that utilize what are known as phase change materials. Often taking the form of a wax, these turn into a liquid when the temperature rises, absorbing ambient heat as they do so – this helps keep their environment cool. Once the temperature drops, the materials revert to a solid form, releasing the stored heat. It’s a clever form of cooling, but according to scientists from China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the total amount of energy that’s exchanged through the solid-liquid transition isn’t very significant. Instead, the researchers looked to compounds called metal organic frameworks (MOFs). One in particular, by the name of MIL-101(Cr), excels at absorbing water vapor from the surrounding air while temperatures are low, storing it as a liquid, and then releasing it in vapor form at higher temperatures. As the vapor is released, it carries heat from the MOC with it, cooling the material down. Le...

Motocross Action Magazine – Motocross Action Magazine is the worlds leading publication about motocross and supercross.

Motocross Action Magazine – Motocross Action Magazine is the worlds leading publication about motocross and supercross. This is everything you need to know about the 1999 Honda CR250. Below are 43 tips, fixes and ailments that you don’t want to live without when riding the first generation aluminum frame CR250.      1. Has your clutch lever come loose yet? Switch the stock pivot bolt nut to a locking nut replacement and blue Loctite it in place. The rear fender bolts also come loose. Do not use thread lock on the rear bolts because this can spin the nut embedded flush inside the plastic fender.     2. Check the spokes often. They get loose more than in the past because the suspension is better and the bike is being pushed harder through the bumps.     3. The chain adjuster and ignition cover bolts should also be checked before each ride.     4. When the tires are off, remove the rim strip and lubricate the spoke nipples with a wet anti-seize compound. Since the spokes require frequent tightening, it makes the nipples easier to turn. Clean the excess lube and run a strip of duct tape around the wheels a few times.     5. The bracket that holds the seat at the front of the t...

Global $9.2B Technical Insulation Market by Product Type (Flexible, Rigid, MMF), Application, End-use and Region

DUBLIN, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Technical Insulation Market by Product Type (Flexible, Rigid, MMF), Application (Heating & Plumbing, HVAC, Refrigeration, Industrial Process, Acoustic), End-use (Industrial & OEM, Energy, Transportation, Commercial), and Region – Global Forecast to 2024″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global technical insulation market is projected to grow from USD 7.6 billion in 2019 to USD 9.2 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 4% between 2019 and 2024. The major driving factors in the technical insulation market are the presence of stringent regulations regarding the insulation of equipment and pipes and growing demand in the oil & gas sector. However, volatile raw material prices are expected to restrain the growth of the market. The growing opportunities from emerging economies will bring new growth opportunities for this market. Corrosion under insulation leading to health and safety-related incidents is a challenge expected to be faced by this market during the forecast period.The man-made mineral fibers segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period....

PREP FOOTBALL: Four Broncos earn All-SWLA honors | Sports

Sam Houston quarterback Kyle Bartley threw for 3,323 yards and 41 touchdowns in 2019 to lead the Broncos to their second consecutive 8-2 regular season. Sam Houston quarterback Kyle Bartley threw for 3,323 yards and 41 touchdowns in 2019 to lead the Broncos to their second consecutive 8-2 regular season. After its second consecutive 8-2 regular season, the Sam Houston Broncos landed four players on the 2019 American Press All-Southwest Big Schools team. Grice led all receivers in SWLA with 122 catches for 1,615 yards and 13 touchdowns. But that is now all he did for the Broncos in his final season. He ran for 439 yards and seven touchdowns on 60 carries, ran back a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown against Class 5A state champion Acadiana in Week 8 and threw a pair of touchdown passes. He scored 23 total touchdowns. Offensive lineman Jerren Gilbert, a 6-3, 264-pound senior who signed with Louisiana Tech, led the Broncos’ offense upfront as it averaged 434 yards and 41.5 points a game. Senior quarterback Kyle Bartley made the team at the athlete position after completing 247 of 383 passes for 3,323 yards and 41 touchdowns. Bartley rushed for three touchdowns and 321 yards on 56 ca...

If speciality fasteners were defined as any fastener manufactured of non-traditional materials, ceramic fasteners would be

If speciality fasteners were defined as any fastener manufactured of non-traditional materials, ceramic fasteners would be listed as one the most specialised. In the 1980s, Ceramco manufactured nuts, bolts and washers out of a common technical ceramic material called aluminium oxide, which ordinarily you would not want a bolt to be made from, because of the brittle failure mode of this material. However, today ceramic fasteners are a critical product line for aerospace, medical, green energy, and other markets. The general properties that ceramic fasteners have, which are attractive for aerospace environments include weight savings, durability (resistance to wear, corrosion, etc), rigidity, and operating temperature range. Furthermore, they are used widely in the scientific instrumentation that supports aerospace and space. Ceramic fibre reinforced composite fasteners for structural applications are highly specialised and reserved for extreme environments. There are however several ceramic materials (not fibre reinforced) that have application inside and outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. In one instance, for a commercial satellite launch, a tough, rigid fastener was needed, wit...

Global Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (Cas 9004-32-4) Market Trends, Segments and Forecast Upto 2026

ReportsCheck.biz analysts present the latest trends in Global Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (Cas 9004-32-4) Market which is set to reflect the rapid growth and reach a CAGR of xx.xx% over a forecast period 2026. The historic period considered in this report is from 2014-2019, the estimated year is 2020 and the forecast period is from 2021-2026. The present state of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (Cas 9004-32-4) Industry, competitive landscape view and innovative strategies as a catalyst to the market growth are stated in this study. The report segments the Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (Cas 9004-32-4) Market based on top regions, types, applications, and key market players. The end-users, distributors, traders, and manufacturers are profiled in this study. Request More Info Or Checkout Complete Report Scope Coverage Here:@ https://reportscheck.biz/report/31322/global-carboxymethylcellulose-sodium-cas-9004-32-4-industry-market-research-report/#sample-report The key data with regards to the specific business and financial terms, predictable developments, revenue and market share estimates are covered in this report. The CAGR value, present market status, enforcing regulations, poli...

Living in one of the hottest countries in the world, it’s crucial to find ways to

Living in one of the hottest countries in the world, it’s crucial to find ways to beat the heat during the summer months. Aside from air conditioners, portable ACs and fans, another option is evaporative cooling. So, what is evaporative cooling and how does it work? We bring you this guide on what you need to know, and review some of the most popular brands on the market. An evaporative cooler cools air through evaporating water. It consists of a fan and a water-soaked pad where the fan draws warm, stale air inside the unit and then passes it over water-moistened pads to be cooled. Since the cool air is continually circulating and creating a breeze, your ambient temperature can feel a few degrees lower than the actual temperature in the room. It’s like when you get out of a pool on a hot day and immediately feel a chill as the outside air cools the water on your body. Aside from cooling a room, evaporative coolers also add humidity and moisture to the air, making them ideal for areas that are dry and hot. According to air con manufacturers, evaporative coolers don’t suit high humidity environments, such as QLD, NT and northern WA, but may be more suitable for southern, less humi...

Different types of steel products, their properties and applications in the building and construction industry

38.1 cm (15) laptop with security and connectivity small business demands. Featuring the latest Intel processors, PC/sm… Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service Welded Wire Mesh, Galvanized Wire, Welded Mesh Fence, Gabion Mesh – JIN NUO,https://www.jinnuowiremesh.com/

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