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Kerry delays Afghan departure for more talks on transition of power

World News - 07/12/14

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold additional talks in Afghanistan on Saturday, as he seeks to broker a deal leading to a peaceful transition of power following the country's contested presidential runoff election.

Iron Dome buys Israel time

World News - 07/12/14

Opinion: Israel's missile defense system is more than a military asset. It counters political risk.

Germany expels U.S. spy official

World News - 07/11/14

Germany's government has asked America's top spy chief stationed in the country to leave.

Earthquake rocks northern Japan

World News - 07/11/14

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

Gaza 'confronting medical crisis'

World News - 07/11/14

Israel's airstrikes on Gaza in response to Hamas militants' rocket attacks have left more than 100 dead and have pushed medical facilities there to the brink, Palestinian officials said.

Strong earthquake rocks Japan

World News - 07/11/14

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck in the area of Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

Controversial South African ad faces no action

World News - 07/11/14

A television commercial that prompted complaints for its portrayal of a white woman feeding a young black boy like a dog will not be formally investigated, South Africa's advertising watchdog has ruled.

Iraq's top diplomat replaced, sources say

World News - 07/11/14

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, a Kurdish member of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, has been replaced, according to two senior Iraqi government officials.

Biggest ever flying bird?

World News - 07/11/14

Imagine a bird that couldn't fit in your living room because its wings were too big.

Volunteering for feel-good vacation

World News - 07/11/14

How often have you been on vacation and barely left your resort? It's all too easy to stick to the tourist trail when you have little time available and are in unfamiliar surroundings.

19 Ukrainian troops killed in missile attack, military says

World News - 07/11/14

At least 19 Ukrainian troops were killed and 55 other people were injured in a missile attack by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday.

Space junk belly flops to Earth

World News - 07/11/14

A fireball seen in Australia's night sky was actually space debris from Russia's Soyuz rocket, astronomers say.

Soccer fans as an army for good

World News - 07/11/14

More than any single soccer player, the fans have taken center stage during the World Cup.

4 journalists get hard labor

World News - 07/11/14

Four journalists and an executive from a Myanmar magazine have been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor on charges of violating state secrets by claiming the military was making chemical weapons.

Inside secret Pakistani tunnels

World News - 07/11/14

In a tea shop in Miranshah, a dusty town in northeastern Pakistan, an empty kettle hangs on a hook waiting to be used, while flies hover over baskets piled high with sweetmeats drying out in the July sunshine.

A mom's trek to a better life in the U.S.

World News - 07/11/14

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on a Guatemalan mother who makes the journey to the U.S. to save her son's life.

Inside Baghdad hospital

World News - 07/11/14

Ali Hassan's body is broken, courtesy of a sniper who blew holes in the soldier's left leg and left hand.

4 journalists sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar

World News - 07/11/14

Four journalists and an executive from a Myanmar magazine have been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor on charges of violating state secrets by claiming the military was making chemical weapons.

MP apologizes for Hitler tweet

World News - 07/11/14

A Malaysian politician who drew gasps by evoking Hitler in a congratulatory tweet to the German World Cup team has apologized, in his own inimitable style.

The week in 26 photos

World News - 07/11/14

Tallest buildings will clean air

World News - 07/10/14

Architect Laurie Chetwood explains how the pink skyscrapers his company designed will also be environmentally friendly.

Interim report on ferry sinking

World News - 07/10/14

The operators of the sunken Sewol ferry prioritized profit over safety, and the vessel was licensed based on falsified documents, South Korean investigators said in an interim report.

Roussef: Defeat worse than nightmare

World News - 07/10/14

Never in her worst nightmares did Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff imagine such a crushing soccer defeat, she told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

North Korea fires missiles sea

World News - 07/10/14

North Korea fired two short-range missiles off the coast of the Korean Peninsula early Wednesday, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.

World's strangest lakes

World News - 07/10/14

Imagine walking through a far-flung island of forest and stumbling across a bright, pink lake. Or quietly rowing your boat through a sea of floating lotus flowers that expand as far as the eye can see. Dreamy? Yes, but also completely possible if you consider a visit to one of the world's strangest lakes.

Can you watch without ducking?

World News - 07/09/14

A Turkish F-16 jet took an unusually low landing approach over a small crowd of picnickers at the airfield.

Militants hit Somali presidential palace

World News - 07/09/14

Militants with the Islamist group al-Shabaab stormed Somalia's presidential palace in Mogadishu on Tuesday, firing their way onto the grounds after a car bomb blasted the gate, authorities said.

Lemonade stand raises $24K

World News - 07/09/14

A Canadian boy's lemonade stand and social media campaign raises $24,000 for friend's surgery in the U.S.

Pet lion attacks film crew

World News - 07/09/14

A pet lion in the Czech Republic attacks a member of a film crew and has to be pulled off the man by its owners.

Escaping poverty in Honduras

World News - 07/09/14

The extreme poverty faced by many in Honduras is motivation to make the journey to America. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.

90 dead in Uganda attacks

World News - 07/09/14

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says sectarian and chauvinistic cultural leaders are behind weekend attacks by people, armed mainly with machetes and spears, who killed security personnel and civilians in the western part of the country.

Look at me! 19 selfies of the week

World News - 07/09/14

Bahrain: U.S. diplomat unwelcome

World News - 07/08/14

Bahrain has ordered the expulsion of a U.S. diplomat for meddling in the country's internal matters, the kingdom's foreign affairs ministry said.

When Ferrari meets trains

World News - 07/08/14

This is what happens when you ask a super-car designer to create a super swanky train.

Pamplona's running of the bulls

World News - 07/08/14

Each year Pamplona's dangerous tradition, 'Running of the Bulls' attract thousands of participants from across the globe.

63 girls 'escape Boko Haram'

World News - 07/08/14

Nima Elbagir reports on new information that 63 women and girls were able to escape from the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Eduard Shevardnadze dies

World News - 07/08/14

Eduard Shevardnadze, whose political career seesawed between two extremes, has died, Georgia's GHN news agency reported Monday. He was 86.

Clashes teen's funeral

World News - 07/07/14

Clashes broke out Friday between Palestinians and Israeli security forces after the funeral of a Palestinian teenager abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week.

Bangkok mall full of...fish?

World News - 07/04/14

Neglected by humans for almost two decades, New World Mall in Bangkok has attracted a slightly different clientele. Happily swimming among dilapidated storefronts and waterlogged escalators, koi and tilapia feast on fish food sold by enterprising locals and thrown by tourists who continue to descend on the surreal scene.

A hidden side of Brazil

World News - 07/03/14

CNN's Chris Cuomo visits a favela in Brazil to show another side of the country during the World Cup.

Museum unveils toilet exhibit

World News - 07/03/14

Tokyo's science museum has opened an exhibit focusing on the commode, even offering visitors the chance to be flushed.

NASA tests World Cup ball

World News - 07/03/14

Adidas created the official ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup featuring an innovative six-panel design. NASA takes a look.

'Bionic eye' lets blind man 'see'

World News - 07/03/14

As a teenager, Roger Pontz's eyesight began to fail. Doctors told him there was nothing they could do to save his vision and over the years his sight deteriorated until, by the age of 40, he was completely blind.

Geisha hunting in Kyoto

World News - 07/01/14

Before you join the masses in the hopes of snapping a geisha on her way to work, it's worth learning a few unwritten rules.

Beating PTSD with 20-year run

World News - 06/30/14

A former soldier plans to trek every country in the world, having been diagnosed with PTSD.

Controversial philanthropist

World News - 06/26/14

Chen Guangbiao wants rich people in China to give more to charity and he'll do anything to get their attention.

'Forced labor' notes found in clothing

World News - 06/26/14

A shopper in Northern Ireland may have gotten more than she bargained for when she reportedly discovered a chilling note stuffed in a pair of pants she purchased from European retailer, Primark.

The 'bionic men' of World War I

World News - 06/26/14

Thomas Schlich says the mutilation -- and survival -- of soldiers in WWI led to major gains in the technology of prosthetic limbs, producing the forerunners of our modern prosthetic designs.

World's best projection mapping

World News - 06/24/14

Sydney has had a radical makeover this summer, with the famous Opera House dressed in snakeskin and the underpass dotted with flowers to mark the city's Vivid festival.

Amazing duck stampede

World News - 06/23/14

Thousands of ducks flood the streets in Thailand.

Rare albino whale 'parades'

World News - 06/20/14

A rare white whale named "Migaloo" was spotted Tuesday swimming off the coast of Australia.

Inside world's tallest building

World News - 06/20/14

An inside look at the technological innovations hidden within Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Brazilian uses art to protest

World News - 06/19/14

Paintings in Rio draw attention to Brazil's social hardships. Isa Soares meets one of the country's top mural painters.

The truth about tobacco

World News - 06/03/14

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Return of the 'White Plague'?

World News - 06/03/14

"Sometimes I ask myself, why me? Why did this have to happen again?" says 31-year-old Andile from the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, South Africa. "But the problem is I could have got it anywhere, on the bus, in a taxi, in my work. It's everywhere."

Inside rebel tunnels in Homs

World News - 05/15/14

A network of tunnels and sophisticated bomb making factories found in Homs. Fred Pleitgen reports.

Helping women escape 'the life'

World News - 05/14/14

As darkness falls, Joy Friedman hits the streets -- the same ones she used to troll for customers while working as a prostitute.

Water dries up ahead of World Cup

World News - 05/02/14

Could drought bring water and power rationing during Brazil World Cup? Shasta Darlington reports.

Voices from Ukraine

World News - 05/02/14

As militant forces take over government buildings in eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian and Pro-Ukrainian protesters are on conflicting sides.

Hunger in the land of plenty

World News - 04/14/14

In "the nation's salad bowl," as California's Central Valley is often called, fresh produce grows in abundance.

At fire scene, she rescues the pet

World News - 04/14/14

Hazel Donnelly was taking her husband to the doctor when they got a call that their apartment building was on fire.

In photos: History of the Cold War

World News - 04/04/14

Watch landmark Cold War series

World News - 04/04/14

The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war.

A tour of the sex underworld

World News - 03/19/14

A woman who escaped prostitution shows a hotspot in St. Paul, MN, as part of CNN Hero Vednita Carter's outreach efforts.

Who's your hero? Nominate them

World News - 03/19/14

They're your neighbors, your friends, your colleagues, your parents.

Anderson Cooper: Here's how

World News - 03/19/14

Anderson Cooper shows you how to nominate an "everyday person changing the world" as a 2014 CNN Hero. It's easy!

A Loss to the Industry

Industry News - 06/24/2014

It is with shock and great sadness to learn that the scale industry has so unexpectedly lost one of it's own. Enrico Danise contributed much to so many....

Straightpoint adds 3 New Distributors in Europe & North Africa

Industry News - 06/11/2014

Straightpoint, the world 'heavyweights' in the design and manufacture of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cells, is pleased to announce that it has selected Traction Levage in France, Cargo Flet Blasant in Spain and Atelier EMH in North Africa as its new distributors, joining its team of 40 global partners. They will be marketing, selling and distributing all products that are offered by Straightpoint in their respective countries....

 

NCWM Reports that Consumers Are Getting Short-Changed on Bagged Landscape Mulch

Industry News - 05/21/2014

The National Conference on Weights and Measures requested states to investigate concerns raised within the mulch manufacturing industry that consumers are not getting the full amount that they pay for when purchasing the bagged products. State and local weights and measures officials in multiple states validated those concerns by inspecting and issuing stop-sale orders on thousands of bags of mulch because they contained less than advertised on the label. 

Stop falsification of Cocoa Weighing Scales

Industry News - 05/19/2014


The Jomoro Cocoa Farmers Association (JCFA) has called on the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to clamp down on licensed buying-companies (LBCs) falsifying cocoa beans weighing scales to cheat farmers....

 

Accurate Weighing Scales in markets sought

Industry News - 05/19/2014

Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her son Camarines Sur Rep. Dato Arroyo have filed a measure which seeks accurate weighing scales in public markets in the country.
The Arroyos also referred their measure, House Bill No. 874, to the Committee on Trade and Industry......

DCL intensifies weigh scales monitoring

Industry News - 05/19/2014

Dubai: Standardised weighing scales across supermarkets, butcheries and other food retailers will come into place this year, the civic body confirmed....

It's a Weigh of Life

Industry News - 05/19/2014

MEET Andrew Wong, an energetic young man who knows literally everything about weighing scales.

Even at a tender age of 10 — when other children were busy with their hobbies — the boy was already learning about the functions of the machine from his father. Read more...

Pennsylvania Scale is on the Move!

Industry News - 05/19/2014

Pennsylvania is expanding and moving to a larger facility in Spring of 2014.

Scale Industry Complaints on the Rise over False Advertising and Counterfeit Imports

Industry News - 04/01/2014

NCWM reports that business owners shopping for commercial scales on the internet are increasingly at risk of being duped by false claims of NTEP certification for scales and scale components, a requirement for most states. Accusations by scale dealers of counterfeit imports are also on the rise....

Kenya WIM system cuts four days off journey times

Industry News - 04/01/2014

Shem Oirere looks at how weigh-in-motion is helping to streamline the trucking industry in Kenya.

Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy, is streamlining trucking operations on its section of the 8,800km Northern Corridor. It is both reducing the number of weighbridges and automating the remaining ones in an effort to improve efficiency and eliminate corruption.The Northern Corridor is a major gateway through Kenya to the landlocked countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan as well as Northern Tanzania. Efforts to streamline the trucking industry are a direct response to pressure exerted by transporters and the East African Community (EAC), a regional organisation of five countries that promote the region’s economic integration....

NCWM to Vote

Industry News - 03/19/2014

NCWM to Consider Gasoline and Diesel Gallon Equivalents for CNG and LNG
A special steering committee of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in terms of gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents as opposed to units of mass, either pounds or kilograms. The recommendation will be put to a vote this July at the 99th NCWM Annual Meeting in Detroit.

UL Certification for the USA and CANADA markets

Industry News - 03/11/2014

Laumas is pleased to announce the conclusion of the process that led to the obtaining of the UL certification for their weight indicators and transmitters. Achieving this milestone will allow Laumas to spread their products more easily on the North American market. UL is an independent leading organization in the field of safety certification of products for the North American market. The UL mark is the single most recognized and accepted safety mark in the United States and Canada. The set of weight indicators and transmitters: TLB, TLB4, TLB8, TLE, TLS, THFPROFI, TLU, TLL, TLM8, W100, W200, WDOS, WDESK, WINOX, have obtained the UL Recognised specific mark components in accordance with the Canadian and U.S. electrical safety requirements. UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition, 2011-12-19 (Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements) CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07, 2nd Edition, 2011-12 (Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements).

Weights & Measures Week

Industry News - 02/25/2014

Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2014 Consumers and businesses alike cannot possibly protect themselves from inaccuracies in weighing and measurement. Weights and Measures Week 2014 raises appreciation for the hard work of dedicated and highly trained regulatory officials who are laboring behind the scenes every day to maintain integrity in commerce.

Cotton Farmers Lose due to Scale Tampering in Southern Africa

Industry News - 01/23/2014

Dar es Salaam: Over 358,700 cotton farmers in Shinyanga region are cheated and loses10bn/- every season through unscrupulous agents, who tamper with weighing scales when buying their produce at village stations. This is slightly less than 1bn/- a day collection by the government and the practice affects the poorest whose poverty levels are hinged at 42 per cent.

Shortage of Weigh Scales

Industry News - 01/23/2014

Kilimanjaro region is currently faced with a shortage of weights and measures and those available are not properly used by operators, a report from the Regional Commissioner’s office has indicated.

Weighing in on weight-and-balance apps

Industry News - 01/20/2014

Weight-and-balance apps seem to be very popular with pilots.

Change for a Nickel ? U.S. Mint is weighing it...

Industry News - 01/20/2014

PHILADELPHIA—The loose change in American pockets could get a bit lighter and take on a new hue. The U.S. Mint is considering a change to the mix of metals it uses

The Way to Weigh

Industry News - 01/19/2014

Being able to calculate accurately an object’s weight is a necessary and potentially life saving task that accompanies many a lift. In this month’s equipment review Cranes Today looks at the products that assist in this task.

Michigan catfish record broken 2nd time in 2 years

Industry News - 01/19/2014

The new state record flathead catfish was caught on Jan. 12 by Dale Blakley of Niles on Barron Lake in Cass County. He was ice fishing for crappies when he landed the fish weighing 52 pounds and measuring 46.02 inches.

Weighing nanoparticles at the attogram scale

Industry News - 01/19/2014

MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram—one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Weighing these tiny particles, including both synthetic nanoparticles and biological components of cells, could help researchers better understand their composition and function.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry 07/27/14

Dates: 07/27/14 - 07/31/14
Location: Hyatt Regency - McCormack Place - Chicago, IL, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.aacc.org/events/2014_annual_meeting/pages/default.aspx# ]

International Industrial Automation & Instuments 08/01/14

Dates: 08/01/14 - 08/01/14
Location: Qindao International Convention Center - Qindao, China

Agro-Industrial Forum 09/02/14

Dates: 09/02/14 - 09/04/14
Location: IEC International Exhibitions Center - Yekaterinburg, Russia

POWX 09/03/14

Dates: 09/03/14 - 09/05/14
Location: Expocentre Fairgrounds - Moscow, Russia
[ Learn more at powx-russia.com ]

Instrumentation 2014 09/03/14

Dates: 09/03/14 - 09/04/14
Location: Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre - Aberdeen, Scotland
[ Learn more at instrumentation.co.uk ]

ProPak Myanmar 09/04/14

Dates: 09/04/14 - 09/06/14
Location: Myanmar Convention Centre - Yangon, Myanmar
[ Learn more at propakmyanmar.com ]

IMTS 2014 -International Manufacturing Technology Show 09/08/14

Dates: 09/08/14 - 09/13/14
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.imts.com ]

Industrial Automation North America at IMTS 09/08/14

Dates: 09/08/14 - 09/13/14
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.imts.com/iana/index.html ]

Motion, Drive & Automation North America 09/08/14

Dates: 09/08/14 - 09/13/14
Location: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
[ Learn more at http://www.imts.com/mda_na/index.html ]

World Seafood Moscow 2014 09/15/14

Dates: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Location: Expocentre Fairgrounds - Moscow, Russia

Confectionery & Bakery 2014 09/15/14

Dates: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Location: Expocentre Fairgrounds - Moscow, Russia

Fruit & Vegetables 2014 09/15/14

Dates: 09/15/14 - 09/18/14
Location: Expocentre Fairgrounds - Moscow, Russia

Istanbul Food-Tech 2014 09/18/14

Dates: 09/18/14 - 09/21/14
Location: Tuyap Fair Convention & Congress Center - Istanbul, Turkey

Expo DICLAB 2014 09/18/14

Dates: 09/18/14 - 09/19/14
Location: - Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
[ Learn more at http://www.diclab.com.mx/ ]

Intermopro 2014 09/21/14

Dates: 09/21/14 - 09/24/14
Location: Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre - Dusseldorf, Germany

Micronora 2014 09/23/14

Dates: 09/23/14 - 09/26/14
Location: Parc des expositions de Besancon Micropolis - Besancon, France

analytica China 09/24/14

Dates: 09/24/14 - 09/26/14
Location: Shanghai New International Expo Center - Shanghai, China
[ Learn more at http://www.analyticachina.com/ ]

Industrial Processing 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands

World of Technology & Science 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands

Industrial European Dairy Show 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands
[ Learn more at industrialeuropeandairyshow.com ]

Technopharm Expo 2014 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/02/14
Location: Nuremburg Exhibition Centre - Nuremburg, Germany

Macropak 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands

Het Instruments 2014 09/30/14

Dates: 09/30/14 - 10/03/14
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands

India CHEM 2014 10/09/14

Dates: 10/09/14 - 10/11/14
Location: Bombay Exhibition Centre - Mumbai, India

International Suppliers Fair 2014 10/14/14

Dates: 10/14/14 - 10/16/14
Location: Allerpark - Wolfsburg, Germany

Internal Sales Emgineer

Listed 06/11/14

At least 5 years sales experience with a record of achieving sales targets consistently, and preferably with a technical background. Experience working in the oil & gas, marine or heavy lifting industries would be ...

Business Development Manager

Listed 06/11/14

contributory pension, performance related bonusExperience: Educated to degree level with at least 5 years experience working in a business development role, with good technical abilities, preferably within the oil & gas, marine or heavy ...