Simple Anti Theft System –Drive A Stick Shift

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Huffington Post reported that three teens attempted to steal a car at gunpoint, only to discover none of them could drive a stick. Aside from the inherit security feature, stick shifts (or ‘manuals’ as they are known in the UK) have many other benefits:

  1. Cheaper to maintain – Replacing the transmission on an automatic tends to run in the neighborhood of $3,000. But on a manual it’s just $1,200.
  2. Cheaper fuel-According to Consumer Reports stick shifts can increase fuel efficiency by 5 mpg.
  3. Speed- You can speed up or down much easier in with a stick shift, braking is more responsive, and you have more control on gear changes when speeding up.

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So, next time you’re buying a car, consider a stick shift to improve your driving experience!

Shanghai Metal manufactures carbon gear steel for car transmission gears. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Sources: Huffington Post, Esurance, NY Daily News

Siobhan R.// SMC Editor

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Last Of The Great Train Robbers Dies

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British criminal Ronnie Biggs, best known for his part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, has died at the age of 84.He was part of the gang that escaped with £2.6m from the Glasgow to London mail train on 8 August 1963. The haul the 15 men secured is the equivalent of £40m in today’s money – and was a record at that time.

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Ronnie Biggs was jailed in 1964 for the robbery, but gained notoriety by escaping, having plastic surgery then moving abroad. During his moves to Australia and Brasil, Biggs evaded a number of arrests, extradition and even kidnap attempts that thwarted other members of his crew. For example, Charles Wilson the treasurer of the gang was assassinated by a hit-man on a bicycle in 1990. Biggs later returned to the UK due to ill health, was then arrested and later released on compassionate grounds.

The key to the crime was stopping the train – this was done by hacking into the train signals. Since the crime, railway signaling has been upgraded to avoid such hacks, and relies on high tech equipment.

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American Copper Theft Continues to Create Trouble for Cities Across the Nation

As the United States slowly creeps out of the recession caused by the 2008 housing crisis, construction of new buildings has still been lagging. Bloomberg reports that less construction along with reduced consumer spending and industry activity has led to less demolition, which means a shortage of scrap, or secondhand, building materials. With low levels of copper scrap in the global marketplace, thieves are taking it upon themselves as an opportunity to earn some extra cash. Little do they know that the amount of copper they are trying doesn’t even come close to the thousands of dollars in damages they are doing to communities coast to coast.

  • In Danville, Virginia, two thieves were trying to steal what would amount to $9 or $10 worth of copper by cutting a pipeline at a nearby oil distribution facility. The missing pipeline led to an estimated 2,000 gallon natural gas leak. In the same city a few years prior, four deaths occurred when people were trying to steal less than $20 worth of copper.

    The Bonneville Power Administration, an American federal agency responsible for the Pacific Northwest region, is using a new weapon against thieves after a dozen break in occurred in a six month span resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
    The Bonneville Power Administration, an American federal agency responsible for the Pacific Northwest region, is using a new weapon against thieves after a dozen break in occurred in a six month span resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
  • Last week in St. Louis, Missouri, tenants in a downtown apartment complex were without water for more than 48 hours after thieves stole copper pipes from the building. Residents complained about unbearable living conditions including mold growth, overflowing trash, and broken elevators. There is known to be handicapped residents living in the apartment unable to leave without operating elevators.
  • The biggest copper heist in Utah history occurred last year when thieves managed to steal more than six miles worth of wire off a Salt Lake City highway. The criminals disgusted themselves as construction workers. The missing copper led to a power outages along a mile of the highway and cost the city nearly $60,000 to replace the stolen materials.

Shanghai Metal Corporation does not take part in scrap trade because of the ethical dilemmas that could arise, such as dealing with stolen goods. We are committed to being fully transparent to our consumers and are here to help serve our clients in a socially responsible manner. For more information on SMC’s social responsibility, be sure to check out our website here. Be sure to join the conversation in our LinkedIn group, Twitter, and Facebook.

Sources: WSET-TV: The Heart of Virginia,  KSDK.com News Channel Five, The Associated Press, Electric Co-op Today

Kristie K.//SMC Editor