Hurricane Gert may bring summer weather back to the UK



Hurricane Gert may bring summer weather back to the UK in around 10 days. As Hurricane Gert moves NE this week, it is going to bump into the jet stream. This is going to cause the jet stream to ripple around more, which will bring a change in the weather pattern affecting the UK.

High pressure may build, which would bring a return to summer warmth and sunshine for the UK. Weatherman Liam Dutton has more in this weather explainer.

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Bagger Hyundai 290 Rüttelsieb als Aufsatz das geht auf die Lager

Bagger Hyundai 290 Rüttelsieb als Aufsatz das geht auf die Lager



Da werkeln den ganzen Tag zwei Bagger vor sich hin. Der einen hat so einen kleinen Backenbrecher als Aufsatz und der andere Siebt, Fachausdruck Klassieren, weil der das Material in 2 Größen trennt.

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Next steps for Deutz-Fahr in America

Next steps for Deutz-Fahr in America



Taylor Grout, Sales & Marketing Director for Deutz Fahr USA, explains the strong return to the US market and next steps.

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At that point where you have decided to upgrade from aspiration to expectation and have begun to visualize an outcome, something incredibly important has happened, you have committed to the process of change. – Lorii Myers

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First Cat 374F excavator in the Netherlands, Martens en Van Oord

First Cat 374F excavator in the Netherlands, Martens en Van Oord



First Cat 374F excavator in the Netherlands from Martens en Van Oord. A big earthmoving contractor in the Netherlands. Machine is working on a big earthmoving project in Brakel. Ground will be transported with there special 5-axle Ginaf HD 5380T kippers. http:www.mvogroep.nl The Cat 374F excavator is the first one in the Netherlands and painted in the beautiful white and green company colours.

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Next Gen Excavators Cat® Connect Technology

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http://bit.ly/2Cf1GBx. The Next Generation of Cat® Excavators bring premium performance with simple-to-use technologies like Cat GRADE with 2D, Grade Assist, and Payload – all standard equipment from the factory to boost your operator efficiencies up to 45 percent.

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Performance Cutting Edges on Cat® D8T Dozer Make the Job Faster, Easier and Cleaner

Performance Cutting Edges on Cat® D8T Dozer Make the Job Faster, Easier and Cleaner



http://bit.ly/2opnkcU ACME Brick talks about how Performance Cutting Edges on a Cat® D8T bulldozer make their job faster, easier and cleaner.

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Caterpillar's Latest Smartphone Proves Perfect for Jobsite Needs


Caterpillar recently announced its latest smartphone—yes, Caterpillar, maker of large-scale construction equipment, has been busy developing a smaller key worksite tool these past few years. The company's last smartphone model, the durable Cat S60 has a thermal camera built in, perfect for the job site….


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Kran Demag AC 335 Aufbau und Bagger Volvo EC 360 longfront

Kran Demag AC 335 Aufbau und Bagger Volvo EC 360 longfront



Der Abriss in der Tonhallenstraße in Düsseldorf hat begonnen. Der Bagger Volvo 360 longfront ist bereit. Das Gebäude von 1961 ist vom Architekten Hannes Derichs und stand 7 Jahre leer. Der Demag AC 335 ist so ca. 30 Jahre alt

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Preview: Before “Gold Rush” There Was “Rock Rush”

Preview: Before “Gold Rush” There Was “Rock Rush”



Long before the Yukon, Dave Turin traces his mining roots to Brightwood, Oregon and Mt. Hood Rock, the company founded by his father, Jim, and now operated by the Turin brothers. Hear how they went from coaching football and paving tennis courts to running a high production quarry. And learn the career path change Dave made to do what is in his blood.

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Trump administration may impose tariffs on rubber bands

U.S. trade moves could spark Chinese retaliation

U.S. trade moves could spark Chinese retaliation

The Trump administration wants to determine whether foreign-made rubber bands pose a risk to American workers.

The nation’s leading producer of rubber bands, a small company in Arkansas, is worried that imports from China, Thailand and Sri Lanka are putting its 150 workers in jeopardy. It petitioned the Commerce Department to start an investigation, which began Thursday.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sounded like he had already made up his mind.

“The department will act swiftly,” Ross said in a statement, promising a fair review. “The Trump administration is committed to the enforcement of America’s trade laws that ensure U.S. businesses and workers have a fair chance to compete.”

Related: A massive US farming industry fears US-China trade war

Commerce officials and the independent U.S. International Trade Commission must determine whether foreign rubber bands are being sold in the United States at prices so low that they box out the Arkansas business, Alliance Rubber Company.

Commerce acted quickly on the case: The company filed its petition just three weeks ago.

If both Commerce and the ITC agree that China, Sri Lanka and Thailand are dumping rubber bands in the United States at unfair prices, the Trump administration will impose tariffs from 27% to 133%, depending on the country and the type of rubber band.

Commerce reported that each country’s government provides its rubber producers with generous subsidies that allow them to sell rubber bands on the cheap.

Related: Why steel and aluminum tariffs matter to the U.S.

The United States imported nearly $20 million of rubber bands from those three countries combined last year. The case isn’t particularly big, and probably won’t matter much to trade relations. But it illustrates the Trump administration’s desire to get tougher on trading partners.

Since Trump took office, Commerce has launched nearly 100 investigations into various imports. That’s up 81% from the prior year, according to a recent Commerce report.

The ITC will make its preliminary decision by March 16.

The Alliance Rubber Company had no immediate comment. According to its website, it produces the vast majority of rubber bands made in the United States. In its January petition, it accused foreign producers of selling rubber bands at 60% less than the normal value.

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Is Uber selling its Southeast Asia business to Grab?

Is Uber selling its Southeast Asia business to Grab?


If you read the tech press, you might have seen reports that Uber is pursuing a sale in Southeast Asia that would see Grab, its Singapore-headquartered rival valued at $6 billion, acquire Uber’s business in the region.

Rumors of such a tie-in have been rife for a while. Uber sold its China business in exactly such an arrangement in 2016, and it made a similar exit from Russia last year. In both cases, the firm’s motivation was to purportedly shape up for a potential IPO by offloading loss-making units that had lost the local market.

Why not, then, extend that into Southeast Asia and sell to Grab?

There is competition.

Reliable data is hard to come by, but it is fairly widely accepted that Uber, once the leader in Southeast Asia, has dropped behind Grab across the region as a whole, while both companies trial local startup Go-Jek — a unicorn itself, too — in Indonesia, the only market Go-Jek operates in.

There are challenges.

Despite a cumulative population that exceeds six billion people, Southeast Asia’s ride-sharing business did just $5.1 billion last year, according to estimates from a report authored by Google and investment firm Temasek. Uber is not expected to be profitable in the region “in the near future,” CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said last year.

There is the motivation.

Uber and Grab share a common investor in SoftBank. The Japanese firm first backed Grab back in 2014, and it recently pumped in $2 billion in fresh capital alongside China’s Didi Chuxing — the company that bought Uber China and, by virtue of that deal, is also an Uber stockholder. SoftBank, of course, secured a much-publicized investment in Uber in January.

Pitting two of its portfolio together in a loss-making market probably doesn’t make sense to SoftBank at this point.

Someone, somewhere, seems very keen to make a deal happen, and so we have the reports.

Last week, CNBC cited two people “with knowledge of the matter” who said that Uber “is preparing to sell Southeast Asia unit to Grab.”

The news was widely re-reported by a number of other media. But if you skip down to the second line of the original CNBC article, the transaction seems less definitive that the title suggests.

“No deal has been reached yet, and the timing of any such deal is uncertain,” CNBC reporter Alex Sherman wrote.

Uber and Grab both declined to comment on the report when we asked.

The Grab office in Singapore

The deal can make sense in financial terms, as above, but in practice there are certainly some question marks.

Uber may have fallen behind Grab, but it still has the brand. Uber invented ride-hailing, and it can continue to maintain a sizable market share, if not close the gap with some investment.

The word Uber is already a verb to many people, such is the company’s profile, and that isn’t just limited to the English language. There’s a huge amount of consumer awareness that Uber trades on, even when its competitors push hard with discounts, marketing and other strategies, is very much alive in Southeast Asia.

The market in the region is tipped to grow massively.

The same Google-Temasek report noted that the ride-hailing market in Southeast Asia has grown four-fold since 2015 and it is tipped to reach $20.1 billion by 2025. More generally, Southeast Asia is now the world’s third-largest region for internet users — with more people online than the entire U.S. population — with upwards of 3.8 million people coming online for the first time each month.

It might be hasty for Uber to retreat at this time. Certainly, the chips are down and things have been better, but the game is far from won as it was in China, where Uber had little mainstream recognition and was spending over $1 billion just to try to keep up with Didi.

There hasn’t been much of a reaction to the reports from Uber, but this week Khosrowshahi — who was in India as part of his first Asia tour with Uber — made a series of bullish comments that seemed to reaffirm a commitment to Southeast Asia, according to Reuters.

“We expect to lose money in Southeast Asia and expect to invest aggressively in terms of marketing, subsidies etc,” Khosrowshahi told reporters in New Delhi, adding there is huge potential in the region thanks to a big population and fast internet user growth.

You could, of course, offer a counter argument that Khosrowshahi is playing hard to get or making negotiations with Grab tougher. But the Uber CEO also pointed out to press that Uber is just one shareholder and thus its aims and objective don’t represent the path that the company will take.

From Reuters again:

Khosrowshahi said SoftBank is an investor but Uber, which has a valuation of around $68 billion, will take any final decisions along with the board on mergers and partnerships.

There has certainly been some suspicion that the leaks may be coming from the investor side of Uber/Grab, given the benefits that consolidation might bring. The fact that these leaks have also intensified since SoftBank became interested in an Uber investment, certainly gives credence to that theory.

Indeed, SoftBank board member Rajeev Misra — who joined the Uber board following the investment — told the Financial Times that Uber should focus on Western markets and cut its losses in emerging regions.

Is SoftBank the source of these new leaks? You can draw your own conclusions.

So, while a deal might make some sense on paper, reports of an imminent acquisition seem wide of the mark. That said, this is the ride-hailing industry, and anything can happen.

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