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Using Cable Zip Ties to Make Other Products

Using Cable Zip Ties to Make Other Products

Beaded Cable Ties are great products that can be used in a variety of different ways. You can use them to bundle computer wires, keep your tools organized or hold your satellite dish on your roof. However, what are you supposed to do with them once they have outlived their original purpose?

Releasable Zip Ties: Did you know that you can reopen a cable zip tie? All you need to do is run a needle through the square lock to release the tie. Once the tie is open, you can then use the item for whatever you need. It can be used in the garden to keep animals from digging out your flowers or to add a color code to your garden. It is the perfect way for home gardeners to keep their plants safe.

If you have already snipped the cable tie, there is nothing that you can do to make it work like it used to. Fortunately, you can still use a black tie or a tie of any other color to create a jewelry making or weaved masterpiece. You can create small baskets for Easter or perhaps use them to decorate a collar for your pets.

If you don’t have a use for old cable zip tie around the home, you can send them off to be recycled. While you may not want to put them in the recycling bin as they are, you can take them to a local recycling center or place them in a plastic bag before putting them in the recycling bin. They old ties will then be sent to a plant where they will be melted down for use in other products.

When you are done with a cable zip tie, do not just throw it out. You should look to open it to use on another product, use it to create something artistic or send it to a local recycling plant. Instead of having an indefinite shelf life in the ground, it can be reused quickly and cheaply.

Zip Ties for Electrical and Test Equipment

Zip Ties for Electrical and Test Equipment

Knot Cable Tie also known as cable ties, are one of the most useful tools an electrician can have. Easy to use, these simple devices can hold wires or cables in place, add organization to your project, or help you with shipping parts. The products come in a number of different colors and materials to help with any number of situations. A natural tool in any shop, zip ties are a small thing to add that can produce tremendous results.
Why Electricians Love Cable Ties

The biggest reason electricians appreciate zip ties is that they are a very portable tool. Electricians need tools that are easy to use and can be transported without a hassle. Zip ties are small and made from a durable plastic that makes them highly functional.

Zip ties are also great on the job because they are tools that have several uses. One of their biggest uses is with organization of parts or test equipment. The multiple colors can represent different lengths, styles, or power levels so that they can be grabbed in a hurry.

The easy-to-use zip ties are also great for holding down pieces or keeping tools in place during shipping. Because many of the parts involved in electrical work and test equipment are small and long, the zip ties serve as a very strong restraint.

The plastic grip is stronger than a Velcro tie, and it is harder to pull apart. Pressure needs to be placed on the lip of the cable tie in order to release. This helps to reduce the chances the tie will come undone on the job or during shipping.

Many people think that zip ties, other than the standard black pack, can only be found in a specialty store. Electricians looking to organize their extra cables or wires may need multiple lengths or colors to accomplish the task. Buying the tie online will give you access to more colors than most shops will offer. This also makes ordering the ties very easy and worry-free. Simply browse the online store catalog and see what is available that suits your needs.

Best selling books of 2017

Best selling books of 2017

Last year JK Rowling reclaimed the No 1 spot in the bestseller charts by returning from mundane reality to the Potterverse (with the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playscript); and before that EL James topped the 2015 charts by revisiting the Fifty Shades world from Christian’s perspective. In 2017 it was Jamie Oliver’s turn to play the comeback champion, after managing a best position of only 40th a year ago and being described in (ahem) the 2016 bestsellers analysis piece as “apparently fading”.Find the latest book reviews, photos, videos and featured stories on Shine News. SHINE provides trusted national and world news as well as local and regional perspectives.

Mysteriously revitalised (surely there’s more to it than Channel 4 restoring him to peak-time after marooning him in the afternoon?), Oliver leads a markedly blokey top 10 dominated by recurring figures, with two David Walliams titles joined by books from Dan Brown, Lee Child, Jeff Kinney and Guinness World Records.These near-perpetual kings of Christmas have been able to retain or regain their places in the chart’s elite without difficulty because in 2017 only Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage (10) exemplified the kind of windfalls publishers and booksellers have become accustomed to, when big names – such as Bill Bryson, Harper Lee and Alex Ferguson as well as Rowling and James – enter the pre-festive fray and take on the producers of annual instalments or iterations of a series.

It helps too that the challenges previously posed to this oligopoly by short-lived fads have receded, and were not replaced in 2017 by another vogue with the same commercial impact. Adult colouring books, for instance, still sell – Keep Calm and Colour Unicorns was among the most popular – but no longer well enough to make this list, let alone the top 10 as in their heyday. YouTube idols venturing into print have disappeared too, as have Minecraft manuals. Several more jokey updated versions of Ladybird or Enid Blyton books (which between them had three top 20 entries in 2016) were released, perhaps for the final year, but the best-selling were just outside the top 100.

Other trends also showed signs of being past their best, yet appeared relatively robust. While the diet/fitness titles of Joe Wicks (who claimed Nos 3 and 7 in 2016) may have peaked, slots at Nos 17, 31 and 40 are not to be sneezed at. Paula Hawkins’s second outing, Into the Water, was unable to match The Girl on the Train (itself continuing to flourish at 11 thanks to the film version) but nevertheless managed to grab 33rd place as a hardback; this and the strong performances of The Couple Next Door (3) by Canada’s Shari Lapena – the sole woman in the top 10 – and Clare Mackintosh’s I See You (14) suggest it’s too soon to write off the psychological thriller.

Chief to Join Elite Ranks

When Drew Houston played computer games like Starcraft in high school, he made some changes so the games ran more smoothly on his friends’ computers.To get more latest technology, you can visit shine news official website.

“He created this one little application, and it would basically display everybody’s shared files, and then if you clicked on a file, it would go ahead and ask everyone else on the network if they wanted to download it as well,” said Andrew Croswell, a friend of Mr. Houston’s from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Mass.

Mr. Houston, now 35, has since taken a version of that same concept and turned it into Dropbox, an online file storage and collaboration company that has grown rapidly since its founding in 2007.

Last month, Dropbox filed to go public, and when it does Mr. Houston will become the newest member of a small club of tech founders who steered a start-up all the way to Wall Street. (The company is expected to set a price range for its offering as soon as this coming week and trade on the stock market by the end of the month.)

In the process, Mr. Houston is also set to become the next bona fide tech billionaire. According to Dropbox’s initial public offering filing, he owns 25 percent of the company, making him its single largest shareholder. Dropbox was last privately valued at about $10 billion, meaning Mr. Houston’s stake was worth about $2.5 billion on paper.
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Whether Mr. Houston successfully takes Dropbox public will be closely watched, with other privately held tech companies like Uber and Airbnb also edging toward an I.P.O. Dropbox, which is based in San Francisco, is unprofitable, and Mr. Houston now has to navigate through a challenging time, both guiding his company around the tech giants that are squeezing into its space and adapting his frat guy persona to a changing culture.

“He’s maybe one of the last ones of a very un-C.E.O.-like C.E.O.,” said Jeffrey Mann, a vice president at research firm Gartner, who follows the file-sharing and collaboration industry. “He was technical. He started out by coding. Most start-ups now when they get to that size, founders like him get pushed aside for someone with a finance or management background. But he managed to stay there.”

Dropbox said Mr. Houston was unavailable for comment, citing the quiet period before an I.P.O. But according to interviews with more than a dozen people, Mr. Houston — a private man with a love of 1990s rock and business books — built his company with an easygoing management style and a dry sense of humor, which helped him deal with the bumps along the way.

Stocks Are Dangerously Melting Up

Stocks Are Dangerously Melting Up

At this rate, we will be talking about a stock market correction in early April that could be worse than February’s. Stock prices are melting up again, similar to their behavior in late January when the global economy seemed amazing and we firmly believed puppies would fly by year-end. Data suggests investors are up to their old tricks again, eschewing numbers-crunching and blindly trading the momentum. To get more stock market, you can visit shine news official website.

Eighteen sectors of the market are positive year to date, up from just three in early February, noted Yardeni Research. The best-performing sectors year to date are a whose who of speculation: small-cap healthcare (up 16.9% on prospects for more M&A); large-cap tech (up 11.2% on prospects for world domination from Facebook (FB – Get Report) , Amazon (AMZN – Get Report) , Apple (AAPL – Get Report) , Netflix (NFLX – Get Report) and Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL – Get Report) ); and large-cap consumer discretionary (up 7.5% on hopes for a U.S. consumer spending boom this spring). Meanwhile, TheStreet’s Martin Baccardax reported that the collective valuations of U.S. tech stocks, as well as online retailer and Action Alerts Plus holding Amazon, have now topped $7 trillion. That easily tops the $5.6 trillion for emerging market stocks. Do yourself a favor: Buy a few good dividend paying stocks this week to somewhat protect yourself from the next correction that could be lurking.
Amazon and Tesla (TSLA – Get Report) are two tech heavyweights fueled by the two guys at the top of each. Both Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are those big, forward-looking visionaries that drive their teams hard to achieve something that may happen 20 years down the line. Lose these two, whether due to old age, a freak accident, or a loss of focus, and each company will take a hit. So in that regard it should be mildly worrisome to shareholders in either company that their visionary leaders are so beyond obsessed with space travel. We aren’t talking about how they read books about it and discussed it at an event — no, they are betting with their dollars and time. Elon Musk said at SXSW over the weekend he could send a space vehicle to Mars as early as 2019. Reportedly Bezos said Saturday at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner (where he accepted the Buzz Aldrin Space Exploration Award), “The price of admission to space is very high — I’m in the process of converting my Amazon lottery winnings into a much lower price of admission so we can go explore the solar system.” In the case of Bezos, he is actually dumping Amazon stock on the market to fund his space travel obsession. About time each company adds “founder obsession with space travel” as a risk factor in their annual reports.

Oscars get lowest ratings in show’s history

The 90th Academy Awards on Sunday drew an average 26.5 million viewers. That’s a solid number, but it’s the smallest viewership number for the award show ever. It’s a nearly 20% drop from last year’s telecast, which brought in roughly 33 million viewers.To get more business news articles, you can visit shine news official website. The previous low was 2008, when Jon Stewart hosted and “No Country For Old Men” won Best Picture. That broadcast brought in roughly 32 million, according to Nielsen.

Sunday night’s low ratings can be blamed on myriad reasons, from the show’s nearly four-hour run time, to the fragmented TV landscape, to the nomination of smaller films like “Darkest Hour” and “Call Me By Your Name” for the biggest awards. For example, “The Shape of Water,” which won Best Picture, has made $57 million domestically. That’s roughly $163 million less than what “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” made in its opening weekend in the United States in December. Another blockbuster, “Wonder Woman,” received no nominations and Marvel’s “Black Panther,” currently the biggest hit at the box office, won’t be eligible for awards until next year.

The most watched Oscars in history were in 1998. “Titanic,” one of the highest grossing films of all time, won Best Picture that year. Viewership of other award shows, such as the Golden Globes and Grammys, has also taken a hit this year. As for the show itself, the Oscars received mostly positive reviews for its host Jimmy Kimmel and its approach to the #MeToo movement and issues of inclusion.  “The Oscars are a big, unwieldy beast, which invariably try to serve too many masters,” wrote CNN critic Brian Lowry. “Yet if the intent was ultimately to maintain a celebratory tone without ignoring either the outside world or the elephant in the room throughout this year’s awards, host Jimmy Kimmel and the show itself largely succeeded.”

Why Neymar’s absence against Real Madrid

For Paris Saint-Germain, this Champions League second leg against Real Madrid is not just about qualification and the club’s entire season, but also about their team’s entire identity.To get more sport news, you can visit shine news official website.

It’s also not just about the negative identity developed from yet again going out to one of the traditional powers they so want to usurp, and how a comeback of this size would erode so much of the fatalist stigma from last season’s shambolic defeat.

It’s largely about what happened after that – and now the absence of Neymar.

The Brazilian’s world-record transfer was rightfully seen as moving the club on to a new level in terms of the market, and that has happened, but it hasn’t quite had the same effect on their status; on their perception.Some of the leaked stories around Neymar, and even all the uncertainty surrounding his foot operation and manager Unai Emery initially insisting he wouldn’t need one, have painted a less serious picture than had been anticipated. Whether right or wrong, the image has grown of a side where the superstar has been indulged – both in terms of his role and even the ease of domestic wins – rather than a side that is putting in place a collective spirit with a deeper philosophy.

Now, without the playmaker that has been so central to everything they do, PSG must overturn a 3-1 deficit against the club that has won the last two Champions Leagues and 12 overall. That is ominous.It’s at points like this when the Ewing Theory is brought up and where that issue of identity comes in. Whatever about what defeat without Neymar would mean, what would qualification without him mean? What a moment of maturation for Emery’s side that would be.

It is possible that the absence of Neymar will allow Emery more space to put in place a specific gameplan; that it will rally other players; that it will allow Kylian Mbappe the stage to properly thrive himself and bring out the best in what remains a stellar squad.One of the members of that squad that was previously the prince is Marco Verratti, and he could be central to this in so many ways.

For a start, there is probably a pressure on him to step up and take command in such a game. Secondly, his exact type of game should be what imposes a tactical philosophy on PSG, in the same way that Luka Modric and Toni Kroos do for Real.

And this is where it might get very interesting. There is still the possibility that those two midfielders could miss out through injury.

Facebook May Open Office in Shanghai to Make Hardware: Report

Although Facebook has been blocked in China for over a decade, the social media giant is on a hunt for an office space in Shanghai that it would use to make hardware.To get more Breaking news, you can visit shine news official website.

Citing sources, The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the office could also help Facebook with its broader ambitions in China.

Facebook’s plans are tentative and would depend on approval from the Chinese government.

“We have long said that we are interested in China and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country in different ways,” a Facebook spokeswoman said.

Facebook’s new hardware initiatives would require plugging into China’s electronics supply chain, which helps build some of the world’s most popular gadgets like Apple’s iPhone.

The office would first be used by the employees of Facebook’s hardware effort called Building 8.

In 2015, Facebook obtained a license to open an office in Beijing but the permit lasted only three months and it could not establish a space in that time.

Oculus, the virtual reality company Facebook bought three years ago, already has an office in Shanghai.

At the moment, Facebook uses third parties and its own employees to sell ads in China.

Facebook employees run special security software on devices when they travel in China and do not have access to secretive or critical business information – all due to cyber-security concerns.

China is a large market for Facebook because it has the world’s largest population of online users.

Earlier this year, Facebook released a Chinese version of its Moments photo-managing app through a small local company.

Facebook has been selling advertisements to the Chinese companies hoping to reach the rest of the world. The Chinese ad sales, supported from its office in Hong Kong, are some of the largest in Asia, the report added.

A Little Girl Saw An Emotional-Support Dog On A Plane

A dog injured a child onboard a Southwest Airlines flight, the latest incident in the controversy over allowing emotional-support animals on planes.To get more World news, you can visit shine news official website.

It happened Wednesday night while passengers were boarding a Southwest flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon. A spokesman for the airline said the dog’s teeth scraped the girl’s forehead as she approached the animal, causing a minor injury.

Southwest said paramedics examined the girl, who was later cleared to continue on the flight. The dog and its owner remained in Phoenix while the plane left about 20 minutes behind schedule. Neither the girl nor the dog’s handler was named.

Passenger Todd Rice tweeted about the incident and said the girl tried to pet the dog, ABC 15 reported.

“@SouthwestAir flight 1904 allows a support dog on the plane, bites kid, paramedics now on plane. Why are dogs on the plane?! Never again will I fly SWA,” Rice said in his tweet, which appears to have been deleted.

In another tweet, which also appears to have been deleted, Rice urged Southwest to rewrite its safety policy, according to the Arizona Republic.

Responding to Rice’s tweet, Southwest said: “We appreciate your concern and sharing this information with us, Todd. We assure you that Safety is our top priority and are addressing the situation.”

Southwest allows trained emotional-support animals to travel on domestic and international flights as long as their handlers provide health certificates, permits and vaccinations required by the “country, state or territory from and/or to which the animal is being transported.”

The incident comes as two major airlines have changed their policies in response to an uptick in the number of reports involving animals on commercial flights.

Delta Air Lines said in January that it is requiring advance documentation, such as proof of health or vaccinations and signed paperwork confirming that the animals can behave. The new requirements are in response to an 84 percent increase in incidents since 2016, from urinating or defecating, to barking or growling, to mauling a passenger whose face needed 28 stitches. Delta said it carries nearly 250,000 service or support animals each year.

“The rise in serious incidents involving animals in flight leads us to believe that the lack of regulation in both health and training screening for these animals is creating unsafe conditions across U.S. air travel,” John Laughter, Delta’s senior vice president, said in a statement.

United Airlines announced similar changes earlier this month. The new policy also comes on the heels of dramatic increases in the number of passengers flying with comfort animals. About 76,000 flew last year, nearly double the 43,000 in 2016, United spokesman Charlie Hobart told USA Today.

Federal guidelines specify that airlines must allow passengers with disabilities to board with trained service or emotional-support animals of many stripes, regardless of the animal’s potential to “offend or annoy” others on the plane, The Washington Post reported. But airlines have latitude to deny boarding to certain “unusual” service animals, including snakes and other reptiles, ferrets, rodents and spiders, and can prevent them from boarding if the animal poses a threat to the safety of others.

European Union

The Eurpean Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market,enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture,fisheries, and regional development.Within the Schengen Area, passport controls have been abolished.[16] A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency.

The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community, established, respectively, by the 1951 Treaty of Paris and 1957 Treaty of Rome. The original members of what came to be known as the European Communities, were the Inner Six; Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany. The Communities and its successors have grown in size by the accession of new member states and in power by the addition of policy areas to its remit. While no member state has left the EU or its antecedent organisations, the United Kingdom enacted the result of a membership referendum in June 2016 and is currently negotiating its withdrawal. The Maastricht Treaty established the European Union in 1993 and introduced European citizenship.The latest major amendment to the constitutional basis of the EU, the Treaty of Lisbon, came into force in 2009.

The European Union provides more foreign aid than any other economic union.[18] Covering 7.3% of the world population,the EU in 2016 generated a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of 16.477 trillion US dollars, constituting approximately 22.2% of global nominal GDP and 16.9% when measured in terms of purchasing power parity.[citation needed] Additionally, 27 out of 28 EU countries have a very high Human Development Index, according to the United Nations Development Programme. In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.[20] Through the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the EU has developed a role in external relations and defence. The union maintains permanent diplomatic missions throughout the world and represents itself at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G7, and the G20. Because of its global influence, the European Union has been described as an emerging superpower.