LAKELAND, Fla. — The City of Lakeland hopes to make red lights at a few specific intersections

LAKELAND, Fla. — The City of Lakeland hopes to make red lights at a few specific intersections so smart they will help prevent crashes. City officials will seek permission from the Florida Department of Transportation to implement new technology at four specific intersections in the hope of increasing traffic safety. The city’s traffic department has been studying red-light running at the intersection of Bartow Road and North Crystal Lake Drive. They determined that 48 drivers a day were running red lights at a point so long after the light change that crossing traffic already had a green light.  There is normally about a one-second delay between a light turning red and crossing traffic getting a green light.  The city’s proposal involves new radar-equipped sensors at the intersections that would be able to tell if a driver is about to run a red light. “So what it will do is continually, every millisecond, take data of moving traffic and it will compute the speed by radar and the distance from the intersection,” said traffic operations manager Angelo Rao. Using that data, the sensor would be able to tell if a driver is going too fast to stop in time for ...

Aloha Beef Chips: 14 Flavors Featured at New Food & Product Show

Honolulu (KHON2) – A local family business called Aloha Beef Chips will feature 14 delicious flavors at the New Food and Product Show October 11th-13th. “We both love beef jerky,” shares Rona, “but we wanted a product that was easier to eat, less stress on our jaws, with exciting flavors that we love and what started off as a hobby for Randy has developed into an amazing beef jerky chip business.” It took 4 years of trial & error, many breaks in between, & “a lot of not so great tasting batches” recalls Rona to finally develop our style of Aloha Beef Chips.  The result are thin, tasty popular Premium Beef Jerky chips. “Our beef chip is truly a chip style beef jerky,” says Rona. “They  are extra thin, extra crispy, exploding with flavor & crunches like a potato chip.” Their unique & locally inspired fun flavors are a hit, like Li Hing Crunch, Char Siu, & super spicy Teriyaki “False Crack”.   “Locals understand & have a good laugh at our “False Crack” & we have fun explaining that to the tourists,” chuckles Rona. “The flavor in our chips stay with you throughout your entire bite. We even made an all natural thin & crispy beef chip for dogs.” Randy i...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: MEDIFAST, NVR, Universal Forest Products, EMCOR and AllianceBernstein

Chicago, IL – September 5, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are MEDIFAST Inc. MED, NVR Inc. NVR, Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI, EMCOR Group Inc. EME and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. AB. Return on equity is an investor-favorite metric when it comes to cherry picking quality stocks. But ROE doesn’t always tell the complete story and an investor might get fooled by picking stocks based on this number. Thus, taking a step beyond the basic ROE and analyzing it at an advanced level or applying the DuPont technique seems to be an intriguing idea. The DuPont analysis allows investors to assess the elements that play a dominant role in any change in ROE. It can help investors to separate companies having higher margins from those having a high turnover. For example, high-end fashion brands generally survive on high margin as compared with retail goods, which rely on higher turnover. In fact, it also focuses on the company’s leverage status. A lofty ROE could be due to the overuse of debt. If this is the case, the strength of a company can be uncertain if it has a high debt load. So, an investor confined solely to a ROE perspective may be confused if he or she has to ju...