Sheffield’s Women Of Steel will be honoured with a classical music concert to launch the new Music In The Round season at the city’s Crucible theatre – boosting their £150,000 statue appeal.
The internationally renowned Ensemble 360 played classics Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E ﬂat and Schubert’s Octet of 1824, at Sheffield Crucible Studio, on Thursday, October 9.
The evening raised money towards a city centre statue to honour the women who kept the steel mills going, making munitions, to help win two world wars. Some of the surviving Women Of Steel from World War Two, now in their 90s, were invited to attend the concert.
They were also invited to meet Deborah Chadbourn, Music In The Round executive director, to show her a maquette of the statue.
Famous quotes from Steven Job (Apple Inc.)
- Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower [Steve Jobs]
- But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem [Steve Jobs]
- “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.” [Steve Jobs]
- “You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” [Steve Jobs]
Famous quotes from Gunter Pauli (The Blue Economy)
- Key in life is to be able to answer the question “How much is enough?” Modern society has a desire to accumulate stuff & do nothing with it [Gunter Pauli]
- Life is about flows not about stuff we have. Water in a tank turns bad. Water that flows gives life. Money in banks turn toxic, it must flow [Gunter Pauli]
- Our lives are full of stress. Some meditate, some walk, some sing and dance. Nature offers us garlic, maitake and hibiscus to relieve stress [Gunter Pauli]
Famous quotes from Albert Einstein
- If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. [Albert Einstein]
- We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. [A. Einstein]
- If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it. [A. Einstein]
- “If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.” [Albert Einstein]
- Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [A. Einstein]
- We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. [A. Einstein]
Famous quotes from Henry Ford (Ford)
- Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. [Henry Ford]
- “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” [Henry Ford]
- “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” [Henry Ford]
- “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” [Henry Ford]
Other Famous quotes
- It’s tough when markets change and your people within the company don’t. [Harvard Business Review]
- They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. [Andy Warhol]
- Necessity is the mother of invention. [Anonymous]
- Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. [T. Dewar]
- The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. [George Bernard Shaw]
- There are no old roads to new directions. [The Boston Consulting Group]
- You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. [Andre Gide]
- Innovation is anything, but business as usual. [Anonymous]
- The best way to predict the future is to invent it. [Alan Kay]
- The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. [Arthur Koestler]
- A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. [A. von Szent-Gyorgyi]
- Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices. [L. Duncan]
- Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. [Demosthenes]
- Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. [Robert Frost]
- The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. [A. Clarke]
- The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. [Vincent Van Gogh]
- The impossible is often the untried. [J. Goodwin]
- An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. [Oscar Wilde]
- Ideas are useless unless used. [T. Levitt]
- It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen. [Advertisement of Accenture]
- The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own. [N. Bushnell]
- Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. [Ted Levitt].
- “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. [Jim Rohn]
- Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land [movie – Karate kid]“What is the calculus of innovation?” “The calculus of innovation is really quite simple: knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives our economic growth.” [William Brody]
- In brainstorm, defer judgment without criticism. It requires four instances of praise for every instance of criticism to promote change. [Anonymous]
- Nothing is stronger than habit. [Ovid]
- Just do it.. [Nike]
- When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters, one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. [Saul David Alinsky]
- Innovation is creativity commercialised. [Dr Cherylene de Jager]
- “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” [Mark Twain]
- “The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. [Anonymous]
- You must do the things you think you cannot do. [Eleanor Roosevelt]
- Statistically speaking, 100% of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in. [Wayne Gretzk]
- “A life without risk is a life wasted” “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future” [Anonymous]
- “Change” is the only constant in life. So, learn to embrace amd enjoy change [Anonymous]
- yesterday is history, tomorrow is the future, today is a gift, thats why they call it Present [Anonymous]
- “It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” [Roger von Oech]
- The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. [Eleanor Roosevelt]
- Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. [William Pollard]
- “Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination.” [Gary Hamel]
- always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you’ll have to eat them, you can swallow it well. [Oprah Winfrey]
Steel: A key driver of the world’s economy
- The industry directly employs more than two million people worldwide, with a further two million contractors and four million people in supporting industries.
- Considering steel’s position as the key product supplier to industries such as automotive, construction, transport, power and machine goods, and using a multiplier of 25:1, the steel industry is at the source of employment for more than 50 million people.
- World crude steel production has increased from 851 megatonnes (Mt) in 2001 to 1,606 Mt for the year 2013. (It was 28.3 Mt in 1900).
- World average steel use per capita has steadily increased from 150kg in 2001 to 225 kg in 2013.
- India, Brazil, South Korea and Turkey have all entered the top ten steel producers list in the past 40 years.
Sustainable steel: At the core of the green economy
Steel is at the core of the green economy, in which economic growth and environmental responsibility work hand in hand.
- Steel is the main material used in delivering renewable energy – solar, tidal and wind.
- All steel created as long ago as 150 years can be recycled and used in new products and applications.
- By sector, global steel recovery rates for recycling are estimated at 85% for construction, 85% for automotive, 90% for machinery and 50% for electrical and domestic appliances. This leads to a global weighted average of more than 83%.
- The amount of energy required to produce a tonne of steel has been reduced by 50% in the past 30 years.
- 97% of steel by-products can be reused.
- Figures for water uptake and discharge are close to each other, with any small loss due to evaporation. Water recycled back into rivers and other sources is often cleaner than when extracted.
Steel: Everywhere in our lives
Steel touches every aspect of our lives. No other material has the same unique combination of strength, formability and versatility.
- Almost 200 billion cans of food are produced each year. Steel cans mean saving energy as refrigeration is not needed. Cans mean tamper-free and safe food, nutritional value and beneficial environmental impact from recycling.
- Steel used for double-hulled capesize vessels delivering raw materials, finished goods and energy must have the highest impact toughness (to withstand constant wave motion), corrosion resistance (from sea water) and weldability (for manufacturing reasons).
- Skyscrapers are made possible by steel. The housing and construction sector is the largest consumer of steel today, using around 50% of world steel production.
- Approximately 25% of an average computer is made of steel. More than 305 million PCs were sold in 2012.
- Steel looks after our health. Steel surfaces are hygienic and easy to clean. Surgical and safety equipment and commercial kitchens are all made with steel.
Safe, innovative and progressive steel
Steel is an innovative and progressive industry committed to the safety and health of its people.
- The industry is committed to the goal of an injury-free workplace.
- The lost-time injury frequency rate has decreased from 5.1 in 2004 to 1.41 in 2012.
- The number of worldsteel member organisations participating in the annual safety metrics survey has increased from 46 in 2005 to 89 in 2012.
- The steel industry globally spends more than €12 billion annually on improving the manufacturing process, new product development and future breakthrough technology.
- New lightweight steel is dramatically changing the market. In 1937, 83,000 tonnes of steel were needed to build the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Today, only half of that amount would be required.
- Vehicles structures using Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) weigh up to 35% less than those made with former conventional steel, substantially reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Life cycle thinking: New solutions for new times
- Life cycle assessment (LCA) is vital for the future. Environmental regulations that only regulate one phase (the use phase) of a product’s life cycle can create unintended consequences, such as increased CO2 emissions.
- One example of this is vehicle exhaust or tail pipe regulations, which encourage the use of low density materials that are more CO2 intensive to produce.
- LCA considers production, manufacture, the use phase and end-of-life recycling and disposal. Life-cycle thinking leads to immediate environmental benefit.
- In addition to CO2, LCA assesses other impacts such as resource consumption, energy demand and acidification.
- LCA is easy to implement, cost effective and produces affordable and beneficial solutions for material decision-making and product design.
- worldsteel developed one of the first global sector databases for life cycle inventory data, and invests on a regular basis to keep it up to date.
Source: World Steel Association
It seems we have discussed the use of steel in automobiles in a number of blogs over the last several months. First steel is going to be replaced by aluminum, then an article retracts that idea saying steel is around to stay. I suppose it will always depend on the vehicle but Ford recently announced the final steel-bodied F-150 rolled off the line at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant last month.
According to caranddriver.com, Ford’s Kansas City facility will continue to manufacture steel-bodied F-150s until the end of the year, the line in Dearborn is being dismantled to make room for the new tooling and equipment required to produce aluminum-bodied trucks for the 2015 model year.
The Dearborn plant will be closed until mid-September, putting about 3,000 workers on temporary layoff. Employees will be called back in tiers, with two crews returning on September 21 and a third on October 20. Starting initially with preproduction models, the plant is scheduled to return to full speed before January.
According to experts, the company’s decision to switch its venerated pickup truck to aluminum is not without risk. Ford sold 63,240 F-150s in the U.S. in July, the last full month of production before the $359-million switchover began. In order to keep the cash flowing, Ford needs to expedite the switch but without sacrificing quality.