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U.S. Steele and Aluminum Tariffs are Illegal

PARIS — A day after the United States announced that it would be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, European leaders took the position that the move was an illegal and unnecessary act of protectionist hostility. They warned that it would be met with retaliatory countermeasures. But E.U. officials emphasized that they are not in a trade war with the United States. French President Emmanuel Macron, who otherwise enjoys a strong personal rapport with President Trump and who had lobbied against the tariffs during an April state visit to the White House, was unusually unsparing in his criticism. Macron spoke with Trump on Thursday night and called the tariffs “illegal” and a “mistake,”...

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Pop-up emergency shelters fit into a shipping container; include power, water purification, & toilets

With tens of millions of refugees around the world being displaced by conflicts, persecution, and natural disasters, the need for robust and scalable emergency housing solutions is very real, and one startup believes it has the answer, in the form of foldable units that provide near-instant shelter and housing. Humanihut, a South Australian startup, developed its all-in-one emergency shelter solution over the course of about three years, and instead of just merely providing walls and a roof for refugees and disaster victims, the system also includes other basic necessities, such as toilets and showers, electricity, and laundry facilities. 16 of the Humanihut shelters fit into a standard shipping container, which allows them to be easily transported and deployed using existing...

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The Largest Cargo Ship Ever Made -1,306 Feet long - Benjamin Franklin

This maybe a late post, but the largest Cargo Ship ever build ported in Long Beach, California to unload about 18,000 containers! This is most remarkable ship building feat ever and will continue to inspire the industry for years. The link to Fortune Magazine is below for further reading.

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