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This High-Yield Oil Giant Could Offer Retirees Sustainable Income

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 13:18

Check out this energy giant if you're looking for a dividend stock with a high yield and improving fundamentals.


Why delaying the retirement age could hurt some older Americans

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 13:00

As the average life expectancy for Americans increases, individuals are facing new challenges when it comes to saving for a longer retirement period.


GE's stock makes incredible comeback, closes 1% higher after earlier earnings disaster

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 12:56

GE shares turned positive in afternoon trading and closed 1 percent higher, after falling sharply in premarket trading on a huge earnings miss.


Global Land Outlook - working paper on energy and land

GFIS - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 12:44
Focali researcher Göran Berndes is one of the main authors of the Global Land Outlook working paper on energy and land use - one in a series focusing on the land-energy nexus. This paper identifies and compares the land impact of all terrestrial energy forms and provide recommendations on how to deliver a sustainable global energy system - hectare by hectare.

China Southern to buy 38 Boeing jets worth $5.65 bln

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 11:43

China Southern Airlines has signed a deal to buy 38 aircraft from U.S. planemaker Boeing Co with a combined price tag of $5.65 billion, the Chinese carrier said on Friday. China's largest airline by passenger numbers has agreed to buy 8 B777-300ER wide body jets and 30 B737-8 narrow bodies, the Chinese firm said in a stock exchange filing. The planes will be delivered between 2019 and 2020 and will be funded through China Southern's own funds and loans from commercial banks, the company said.


Colour marking of the wood is one part of many in the harvesting process | 20 Oct 2017

International Forest Industries - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 10:56

As colour marking is the foundation for delivering the right products to the sawmill and to minimise wastage, it is important that the paint is of the right quality. Komatsu CM has shown many advantages over competing brands in performance tests.

Colour marking facilitates the handling of the processed wood and is a prerequisite for the correct product being delivered to the sawmills. The quality of the paint is also an important prerequisite for this process to go smoothly and that no wood will go to waste.

An important factor is the colour intensity, where alcohol-based paints have a relatively low intensity while glycol-based paints have a medium intensity – both types, however, have problems with the colour spreading easily over the cut surface. Komatsu CM on the other hand, which is a water-based product, has a high intensity while the paint does not spread over the cut surface. This leads to clearer and more visible markings that help the operator while reducing colour consumption.

Something that can affect the final price of the product is if the paint has penetrated the wood and thus destroyed parts of it. Paint based on both alcohol and glycol have problems with the paint easily penetrating too deep into the wood, causing a lot of wastage for sawmills. Komatsu CM only adheres to the top layer of the wood, about 2-4 mm, resulting in a better end product. Another advantage is that Komatsu CM does not cause any corrosion, which is usually a problem with alcohol and glycol-based paints.

For both the environment at large and the operator’s work environment it is very important what the paint consists of. Glycol is hazardous to health while methanol belongs to the group of chemicals that are toxic alternatively can cause serious or long term health damage. Komatsu CM, on the other hand, is water-based with additives used in the food industry. It lacks warning signs all together and is completely harmless to humans and to the environment.

Overall, the tests show that Komatsu CM has great advantages in terms of quality and environment. The characteristics of the paint mean that consumption is lower compared to other brands, while improving the performance. In conclusion, Komatsu CM provides a good end product, something that both operators and machine owners as well as sawmills profit from.

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New Log Max dealer for Finland | 20 Oct 2017

International Forest Industries - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 10:41

Ove Ljungqvist (on the right in the photo) will assume the responsability for marketing, support and service of Log Max Harvesting heads and accessories in Finland

For sales and service, contacts are as follows;
Ove Ljungqvist
Solf Ängsväg 236
64 450 Solf Finland

For more information:
Lars Strömsund, +46 70 347 65 74
Ove Ljunqvist, +358 500 169 037

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Leadership transition to build on CIFOR’s success and impact

GFIS - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 09:59
Bogor (Indonesia), October 20, 2017 After five years as Director General for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Peter...

Calls for help: Bialowieza–the last wild forest in Europe

GFIS - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 07:33

By Jan Carl Matysiak* It is a rare outstanding forest with an innumerable number of over 100 year old trees. It is one of the last places where you can find free roaming wisent. And it is the very last primeval forest in Europe. Bialowieza is on the border of Poland and Belarus. So you can only be left speechless when you hear Jan Szyszko Poland’s environmental minister. He stated ”The Białowieża forest was granted UNESCO natural heritage status illegally. …

The post Calls for help: Bialowieza–the last wild forest in Europe appeared first on Global Forest Coalition.

Role of women in sustainable conservation and local economic development celebrated in Bac Kan, Viet Nam

GFIS - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 07:00
Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 20th October 2017—National Women’s Day is an important date on the Vietnamese calendar when the contributions of women to their families and the local community are celebrated.

African Americans in Palm Springs neighborhood want ‘racist’ row of trees gone

GFIS - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 06:45

In Palm Springs, a row of tamarisk trees separates the Crossley Tracts, a historically black neighborhood, from a city golf course.

Innovative Pre-Fabricated Engineered Bamboo Houses

GFIS - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 06:05

New solutions for pre-fabricated engineered bamboo house design in China hopes to set the tone for future green construction. The house design, which was managed by INBAR’s long-term partner the International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), uses lightweight steel frames as load-bearing components, with bamboo-based panels as building enclosures, such as walls and roofs. […]

The post Innovative Pre-Fabricated Engineered Bamboo Houses appeared first on INBAR.

3 Heirloom Stocks to Hold Forever

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 03:33

Want stocks for the very, very long term? Look no further.


There's a link between iPhone screen repairs and Apple's 2-year upgrade cycle

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 02:37

There's a mental calculation most people do upon shattering their iPhone screen: Should I fix it immediately, or wait and buy a whole new phone? In the past, Apple has used a two-year cycle when designing iPhones. It's that timeline — which Apple only recently moved away from with the release of the iPhone 7, and did again with the iPhone 8 — that has traditionally impacted when people opt to fix their screen.


Gold Star mom reacts to John Kelly’s emotional speech

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 01:02

Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn says White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly’s speech on the realities service members’ families go through after loss was very touching.


The Latest: Fla. senator blocks nominee over disaster aid

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/10/2017 - 00:08

The Latest on President Trump, Congress and $4.1 trillion budget plan (all times EDT): 6 p.m. A Florida senator is blocking one of President Donald Trump's nominees in frustration over the White House's ...


Why TransEnterix Stock Tanked Today

Forest Products IIII - Do, 19/10/2017 - 23:34

The harsh reality of launching a novel medical device is starting to weigh on TransEnterix's shares.


Event: 2017 Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF)

GFIS - Do, 19/10/2017 - 23:14
The 2017 SDTF will build on the 2016 SDTF outcomes and insights and help create a bridge between the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and the 2018 HLPF. The event will also consider the sub-set of Goals that will be reviewed at HLPF 2018: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The 2017 SDTF will include sessions focused on: Towards Sustainable Societies; Mainstreaming and Monitoring the SDGs; SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDGs and Finance Transformation Towards Resilient Societies; and Exploring the SDG Nexus.

Kobe Bryant: My Biggest Money Mistake

Forest Products IIII - Do, 19/10/2017 - 22:03

Former basketball star Kobe Bryant says don't give handouts to people you are close to.


U.S. auto reliability dented by new technology; electric cars fare better: report

Forest Products IIII - Do, 19/10/2017 - 21:49

New technology to stream music into dashboards or boost fuel efficiency is making cars less reliable, although electric cars such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt should fare better than many conventional models, Consumer Reports magazine said on Thursday. Electric cars do away with many of the mechanical systems that prompt consumer complaints about conventional cars, the magazine said.


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