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  • Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight (reopened early in March)

    04/01/2017 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 9, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight Crossing was closed for seven weeks as fractured truss member was repaired. Officials from the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) today announced that they expect to reopen the jointly owned Delaware River Bridge sometime late tonight. The 1.25-mile-long bridge, which carries traffic between the two states, first closed Jan. 20 when a complete fracture was discovered in the superstructure beneath the westbound lanes on the Pennsylvania side in Bristol Township, Bucks County. “Many people were greatly inconvenienced by this closure over the last seven weeks, and...
  • Legendary 747 designer Sutter dies age 95

    08/31/2016 9:19:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies
    ATWOnline | Air Transport World ^ | August 30, 2016 | Guy Norris
    Joe Sutter, who was dubbed “Father of the 747” by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, has died at age 95. As the former chief engineer of Boeing’s 747, Sutter is credited with leading the birth of the first widebody airliner, which ushered in the globe-shrinking age of mass air travel.
  • California pension investment ticks off state engineers’ union

    05/15/2016 12:47:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jon Ortiz
    Add one more investment to the list of CalPERS’ controversial investments: a privately run state highway. The retirement fund recently purchased 10 percent of Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. The firm runs a 157-mile stretch of highway that runs across northern Indiana from Illinois to Ohio. California’s state engineers’ union says it’s a horrible investment that sinks government employees’ money into a project that, ironically, is hostile to government employees. The toll-road company is the first of what fund managers anticipate will be more investments in infrastructure and transportation projects as the $291 billion system broadens its reach into those...
  • Can Engineers Speak English? Technology is a blessing, but can we please avoid 'technobabble'?

    01/05/2016 9:03:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/05/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Engineers who design computerized products and services seem to have an almost fanatical determination to avoid using plain English. It is understandable when complicated processes require complicated operations. But when the very simplest things are designed with needless complications or murky instructions, that is something else. For example, like all sorts of other devices, computers and computerized products and services have to be turned on and off. And everybody knows what the words "on" and "off" mean. But how often have you seen a computer or a computerized product or service that used the words "on" or "off"? These simple...
  • Volkswagen Emissions Probe Zeroes In on Two Engineers

    10/05/2015 12:23:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | By William Boston
    WOLFSBURG, Germany—Two top Volkswagen engineers who found they couldn’t deliver as promised a clean diesel engine for the U.S. market are at the center of a company probe into the installation of engine software designed to fool regulators, according to people familiar with the matter. The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s winning Formula One engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal that sank the company’s market value by 43% since Sept. 18 and triggered a world-wide recall to refit the engines to meet clear-air...
  • Big Oil May Be Caught Off-Guard By Wave Of Retirement

    05/18/2015 11:12:48 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-05-2015 | Oil Jobs
    While we constantly analyze short-term data, the industry has a longer-term problem. And it is not related to what lies below the ground. There is a retirement tidal wave that could wash over the oil and gas industry over the next few years. The seeds of this crisis were planted in the late 1980’s after the last major oil bust. Oil prices crashed after Saudi Arabia became fed up with losing market share, and beginning around 1986, it pumped flat out in order to force out other producers. The price of oil crashed and a lot of US drillers cut...
  • Fort Bragg soldiers to help contain Ebola in Africa

    10/06/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    ABC News ABC Inc., WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham ^ | October 3, 2014 | Greg Barnes
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) -- More than 100 Fort Bragg soldiers will join the fight to keep the Ebola virus from spreading. Friday, the Pentagon announced that about 120 Fort Bragg troops will deploy to Africa on a humanitarian aid mission. The soldiers are engineers. They repair and replace roads and bridges, and build new structures. Military support personnel from the 44th Medical Brigade are also going, as well as a company of Military Police. A Pentagon spokesman says the troops will help support medical efforts and security in Africa. "We are not treating patients," said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear...
  • Don't Believe President Obama's Hype About An Engineer 'Shortage'

    09/15/2014 3:26:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/15/2014 | John Tamny
    [SNIP] All of which brings us to the latest popular lament among pundits, politicians, and even some in the business world: the perceived lack of engineers and/or ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates. President Obama has said “We need more engineers,” so has Hillary Clinton, and then Lockheed Martin executive Stephanie Hill recently stated that “we’ll lose” if we don’t produce at least 1 million more ‘STEM’ grads. About all the handwringing, readers can relax. Indeed, there’s nothing to this story or alleged shortage. Price signals work. They always do, and they do because one of the underlying purposes...
  • Indian Engineering needs Cleansing?

    01/24/2014 10:53:33 AM PST · by ND23 · 10 replies
    BrkDSilence ^ | BrkDSilence
    Indian engineering education is draped in a cloth that needs a proper wash! While scanning the list of alumni of IIT recently, I came across a few names that have peppered the leaves of successful men’s list but their contributions are far away in foreign lands. While combing through the facts I found that most of these elite men do not reside in their own land, and a major chunk is holding high profiles in the Unites States of America.
  • Are There Real Life People Who Look Like the Engineers from "Prometheus?"

    07/27/2013 7:57:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Self | July 27, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Years ago I spotted someone walking out of a store who looked just like a Metalunan from "This Island Earth" of which the best known one was Exeter. He had the same high bulging forehead with white hair and thick bushy white eyebrows. I really wanted to yell out, "Hey, how ya' doin', Exeter?" but I decided to spare him the embarrassment. Okay, so what I want to know is this: Is there anybody who looks like one of the Engineers from the movie "Prometheus?" They would have to have shaved heads and really pale skin. Out of over...
  • Seven Foreigners Arrested After Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir (Video)[Massachusetts terror?]

    05/15/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Seven foreigners from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. The Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest man-made water supplies. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CBS Local reported, via Free Republic: Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates....
  • When Engineers Have Dogs (Video)

    03/27/2013 9:09:39 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 17 replies
    Kids Prefer Cheese ^ | March 13, 2013
    Video at link.
  • OBAMA THE JOB ROBBER: Quietly Extending H-1B Visas of Foreign Workers, leaving US Engineers Jobless

    03/26/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 21 replies · 7+ views
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/26/2012 | webtoday.tv
    At a time of high unemployment and with a struggling economy, why on earth would Obama go out of his way to push to extend the H-1B Visas of foreign workers while millions of American engineers are without jobs? That is the question being asked by Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly...
  • OBAMA THE JOB ROBBER: Extending H-1B Foreign Worker Visas, leaving millions without jobs

    03/22/2012 12:12:03 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 2 replies
    SpecialGuests.com ^ | 3-22-12 | Phyllis Schlafly
    At a time of high unemployment and with a struggling economy, why on earth would Obama go out of his way to push to extend the H-1B Visas of foreign workers while millions of American engineers are without jobs? That is the question being asked by Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly. According to Schlafly, when pressed on this issue, Obama feigns shock that any American engineer was out of work, saying that there’s such a high demand for engineers. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that, counting only U.S.-born individuals, there are 101,000 with an engineering degree who are unemployed, another...
  • A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise

    11/30/2011 5:10:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 92 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11/30/11 | Sheera Frenkel
    AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack. Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran.
  • Libya: Gaddafi 'running out of commanders'

    07/18/2011 9:38:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/17/2011 | Ruth Sherlock in Yefren
    A Libyan colonel that defected to the rebel side last month has said that the regime has had to use soldiers from its elite special forces to command popular militias after suffering months of desertions. The officer escaped from a government town in the plains below the country's Western Mountains. Lying only 60 miles from Tripoli, the rebels have launched repeated offensives in the effort to reach the capital. Leaders of the elite fighting force belonging to Gaddafi's son Khamis had left their brigades to fight elsewhere and came to man this front line reported the Colonel. "The leaders are...
  • Legislation Will Protect Gun Rights on Army Corps of Engineers Land

    07/14/2011 5:02:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    GOA ^ | 13 July, 2011 | GOA
    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) plans to offer an amendment this week protecting gun rights on land controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Currently, guns are prohibited on Corps land, even when gun possession is otherwise allowed by state law. Rep. Gosar’s legislation would simply remove federal restrictions and allow for the law of the states (in which such land is located) to govern firearms possession. The Gosar amendment, modeled after the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act (H.R. 1865) introduced by pro-gun Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), is similar to a 2009 law repealing the gun ban on National Park Service...
  • Driven off the Road by M.B.A.s

    07/10/2011 10:22:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Time ^ | 7/10/11 | Rana Foroohar
    Bob Lutz, the former Vice Chairman of General Motors, is the most famous also-ran in the auto business. In the course of his 47-year rampage through the industry, he's been within swiping range of the brass ring at Ford, BMW, Chrysler and, most recently, GM, but he's never landed the top gig. It's because he "made the cars too well," he says. It might also have something to do with the fact that Maximum Bob, who could double as a character on Mad Men, is less an éminence grise than a pithy self-promoter who has a tendency to go off...
  • Obama pushes jobs plan in North Carolina [10,000 new American engineers every year]

    06/13/2011 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 13, 2011 | Jim Kuhnenn
    DURHAM, N.C. — President Barack Obama promoted job creation in politically important North Carolina Monday, trying to assure Americans he's focused on their No. 1 concern — and his greatest political weakness — as his potential GOP presidential opponents prepared to target his economic policies in their first major debate. [snip] "I am optimistic about our future," the president said, even while acknowledging that "we can't be complacent." Obama announced details of a program to train 10,000 new American engineers every year, saying private companies will join the government to promote education in science, technology, engineering and math. They'll offer...
  • Found Engineers For Fukushima!

    04/17/2011 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 14 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | April 17, 2011 1:35 PM | Niuhuru
    Well, having recruited a couple engineers I now need help in getting permission to go and help out, plus if anyone knows of any inexpensive inns in Japan, it would be a great help.