Mini Splits Put Wind in Restivo’s Sales | 2020-02-10

UP AND COMING: Jack Restivo’s grandfather founded Restivo’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Not only has Jack successfully grown the business, but with three sons working toward their own trade educations and certifications, a fourth generation is shaping up nicely. “Over a three-year period, our gross dollar volume has doubled. Not just the mini splits — the gross business has doubled. But the mini split is a major portion of that.” As the president/owner of Restivo’s Heating & Air Conditioning in Johnston, Rhode Island, Jack Restivo has the family business enjoying a fairly rare position these days: It is succeeding in its third generation, a time when many tend to deteriorate or sell off. On top of that, three next-generation Restivo men are pursuing their own trade educations and certification. Mini splits may play a significant role in the company’s recent growth, but this chapter reflects a longer-term commitment to providing good service regardless of the particular technologies or fuel sources of the day. When Restivo’s grandfather founded the company in 1936, kerosene was king in the region. Business was good, but the large-scale move to fuel oil — which persists in ...

In Wildfire’s Wake, Another Threat: Drinking Water Contamination

A Pulitzer Prize-winning, non-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering climate change, energy and the environment. Wildfires that have devastated Australia in the last few weeks pose a risk to drinking water for millions of people. Credit: Orbital Horizon/Copernicus Sentinel Data/Gallo Images via Getty Images Even as bushfires push into new swaths of Australia, the communities close to and within the nearly 30 million acres that have already burned are starting to reckon with a complex, expensive aftermath: fire’s threat to their drinking water.  It’s a vexing problem that a growing number of people around the world have had to cope with over the last two decades, as climate change fuels hotter, bigger fires that destroy forested catchments and consume towns and their water systems, engineers and scientists said.  More than a year after a 2016 wildfire turned into the costliest disaster in Canadian history, Fort McMurray, Alberta allocated hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional funding to remove ash from drinking water sources. In 2017, the Tubbs Fire damaged the water distribution system in part of Santa Rosa, California. A year later, th...

Last week, Edge got his ass handed to him by Orton to kick start their feud

Last week, Edge got his ass handed to him by Orton to kick start their feud and garner more interest in RAW than we’ve seen in quite some time. Let’s see if they could carry that over to continuous entertaining tv! If y’all missed church this past Sunday, worry not, because Crossfit Jesus is here to start RAW with his disciples. He’s added a leather jacket with a fur trim to his gear, and has stunted his delivery just slightly, so I gotta give him some credit for that. He talks about making difficult decisions. He is here to speak our truths and make our tough decisions for us. He is here to lead us into the future. Seth says forgiveness is a virtue, but his patience is growing thin. Can something grow thin? They are hear to preach a message of oneness, unity, and progression, and they are not leaving this ring until that message is heard. Our Lord and Savior Kevin Christ comes out to the top of the ramp. Seth tells him to consider this warning to not get in over his head. Owens tells Seth that he sounds stupid, and now he looks stupid, and owens says he doesn’t talk, he keeps fighting. Seth is wrong, because Owens is not alone. Owens chops his team to assure that they can stand...

Sayonara, Sardines: Tiny Fish Are Just As Vulnerable To Collapse As La

An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company’s distinctive lens More than 70% of the world’s fisheries are currently being harvested at capacity or are in decline, but fish are also delicious and quite good for you. What’s a conscientious diner to do? The conventional wisdom has always been to avoid big fish at the top of the food chain–marlins, sharks, and tuna, for example–and focus on little fish, like sardines and anchovies, which have shorter lives and can reproduce more quickly. Not so anymore. Your fish choices just got even more complicated. 25 Tons Of Punch Factory OEM/ODM Products After analyzing over 200 scientific fisheries assessments, Stanford researchers found that small fish populations were just as likely to have collapsed in the past 50 years as larger fish, mainly due to overfishing. We’re literally killing all the fish. Small fish often die and reproduce faster than larger fish and, in general, population drops in small fish last five years on average, compared to 15 years for larger fish. But this isn’t always the case, according to the researchers. For example, one collapsed sardine fi...

Global Manual Directional Control Valves Market is Growing with Leading Players| GMS Hydraulic Components, BONDIOLI & PAVESI, Muncie Power Products

The Global Manual Directional Control Valves Market Research Report is the latest business intelligence study released by Market Research Explore that explores pivotal elements of the industry and provides a thorough comprehension of market structure. The report immensely emphasizes precise evaluations and estimations based on market size, share, production, demand, sales, and revenue to offer a profound depiction of ongoing and forthcoming market development pace. Global Manual Directional Control Valves market scope, establishment, history, potential, maturity, and development prospects are also surveyed in the report. The global Manual Directional Control Valves market is projected to reach a robust CAGR by 2025 as factors such as increasing product demand, rising disposable incomes, technological advancement are likely to boost the market growth in the near future. The market has been thriving with steadily growing revenue since last decade owing to product awareness, raw material affluence, and stable market structure. Manual Directional Control Valves parent and peer markets are also likely to be influenced by the global Manual Directional Control Valves market growth mome...

53 Weird Products On Amazon That Make Random Tasks So Much Easier

There’s something to be said about taking your time and completing each task that comes along — but, your life is probably hectic and there might not be enough time in the day for everything. Thankfully, these weird products on Amazon that make random tasks so much easier are here to lessen the burden, lighten the load, and give you time for other tasks that are more fulfilling. What exactly does that mean in terms of products? Well, you might love cooking and baking, but do you honestly find it enjoyable to spend time stripping herbs or separating eggs? If not, there are two brilliant, yet odd kitchen products on this list that get both of those jobs done in a fraction of the time. And the same can be said for all of the many cleaning projects you might be avoiding. But that’s where unexpected cleaning supplies come to save the day; think heavy-duty keyboard cleaners, hangers that keep dirty socks together in the wash so they don’t get lost, and cleaning brushes that attach to power drills. If you’d love nothing more than to outsource some of the more random tasks in life, look no further than this list of incredible, time-saving products. Don’t be...

Subprime Auto Loans Blow Up, 60-Day Delinquencies Shoot Past Financial Crisis Peak

WOLF STREET REPORTWOLF STREET STOREBeer, Wine, & FoodBrick and MortarCalifornia Daydreamin’CanadaCars, Trucks & CrashesCentral BanksChinaCommercial PropertyCompanies & MarketsConsumersCredit BubbleCryptosDebtor NationEnergyEurope’s DilemmasGold & SilverFederal ReserveHousing Bubble 2Inflation & DevaluationInformation AgeJobsTradeTransportationWall St. Shenanigans Santander Consumer USA, one of the largest subprime auto lenders and the largest securitizer of subprime auto loans, is not alone. But it’s on the forefront. It had $26.3 billion of subprime auto loans as of June 30 that it either owned and carried on its books or that it had packaged into subprime-auto-loan backed securities and sold to investors; in terms of the loans that it collects payments on, 14.5% of the borrowers were delinquent, according to S&P Global Ratings, cited by Bloomberg. In the industry overall, subprime auto loans that have been packaged into asset-backed securities (ABS) are experiencing the highest delinquency rates in two decades, according to Fitch, which rates these securities. The 60-day delinquency rate surged to 5.93% in August, substantially higher than during the pe...

DENSO Exhibits New Low-Cost High-Speed Robot at ATX West 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – DENSO Robotics, a global supplier of advanced robotic technology, is now selling its new LPH series of low-cost, high-performance robots. DENSO is showcasing the new line at ATX West 2020, Feb. 11-13, in Anaheim, California, at Booth 4601. DENSO developed the entry-level LPH to meet the demand for precision robots needed for light-duty manufacturing applications. Equipment manufacturers who are new to automation, companies reinventing their product lines every three to five years, and entrepreneurs launching new devices are among those who make up the growing market for high-quality robots that don’t break the bank. “You don’t buy a big rig when all you need is a van to deliver your product,” said David Robers, sales manager of DENSO Robotics, a division of DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. “The LPH is the ideal solution for manufacturers looking for a best-in-class robot to handle lighter-duty production that doesn’t justify a huge capital investment.” Compact and lightweight, the LPH is a 4-axis selective compliance assembly robot arm (SCARA) built to handle a maximum payloa...

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. If you haven’t noticed, there’s been a groovy, Technicolor theme among many of the things we’ve put on our Don’t Dillydally lists over the last few months. That’s because it seems like everyone — from blue-chip luxury brands like Prada to fast-fashion retailers like Forever 21 — has been pushing its own take on tie-dye this year. Whether due to microdosing’s tiny steps toward the mainstream, or (more likely) strategic marketing to capitalize on Woodstock’s 50th anniversary this summer, the psychedelic prints are now seemingly everywhere. And although tie-dye may be approaching ubiquity, we think there’s still a good few months before peak saturation. So if you’re still looking for a tie-die fix, here are 23 ways to get it (on Amazon) — none of which costs more than $75. And if none of the above speaks to you, here’s a kit you can use to tie-dye pretty much anything of your choosing (for starters, might we suggest those ratty, old white socks you haven’t got around to tossing). The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendation...

Top retail businesses could have tourist customer problems and a supply chain issue because a hell

Top retail businesses could have tourist customer problems and a supply chain issue because a hell of a lot of products come from China. The battle over super might rob you of a pay rise and make it harder for you to buy or pay off a home. The RBA Governor wants the ScoMo Government to spend so we can prosper but Government Ministers are saying they’re tired of being lectured to! Australia’s central bank has to deal with an economic drama of Shakespearean proportions: to cut or not to cut? Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will be waiting with bated breath for the swag of economic data to be revealed this week. If it’s bad, he will have to spend, big time. Have the destructive NINJA loans of the GFC mutated into this killer coronavirus that could seriously blacken world markets? Telstra telling its small business suppliers that it will pay later than usual unless they’re given a discount is nothing more than bullying! In a surprise, Wall Street has gone up with US confidence irrepressible. However, local business confidence isn’t so lucky. What I’m going to share with you could and should make you rich but you’ll have to save, wait and invest. With enormous trepidation I say, when it c...

DJI’s new FPV goggles and camera are for high-definition drone racing and filming

DJI is making a fairly bold move into the world of first-person view (FPV) and racing drones with a new equipment kit announced today. The kit is mainly comprised of new FPV goggles and a small, high-definition camera and “air unit” (or transmitter) that can be attached to pretty much whatever you like. DJI’s promise for the new kit is the ability to basically “FPV anything,” from racing drones to remote-controlled cars or boats. The focus is obviously on the drones, though, and what DJI is selling here could offer big benefits in resolution, frame rate, and flexibility. The company will sell two different versions of the kit starting today. The $819 “FPV Experience” combo doesn’t include a controller, but it comes with the goggles and two air units and cameras. DJI will sell a $929 “Fly More” version that includes a Phantom-style controller with new internals built to handle the low-latency transmission, the goggles, and just one air unit and camera. Both kits include all the “necessary wires and antennas.” The big difference-maker here is that DJI’s using digital transmission technology, not the analog tech that a lot of other FPV cameras and goggles rely on. This means pilots...

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