Here’s a little-known fact about the U.S. Postal Service: Since 2001 it has participated in what’s

Here’s a little-known fact about the U.S. Postal Service: Since 2001 it has participated in what’s called the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program,… Consumers paying attention to the price of crude oil this spring may have wondered why gasoline prices were slow to fall while oil prices were plunging. … Consumers paying attention to the price of crude oil this spring may have wondered why gasoline prices were slow to fall while oil prices were plunging. After regaining stability in May and June oil prices are falling again, with some analysts predicting they could touch $30 a barrel before the end of the year. But if they do, it doesn’t necessarily follow that gasoline prices will go below $2 a gallon as many consumers would like. For crude oil to become gasoline it has to pass through refineries, and that’s where bottlenecks tend to occur. When refineries don’t keep up with the demand for gasoline, for whatever reason, the price tends to go up. But dirt cheap oil, and gasoline that’s only relatively cheap, translates into fat profit margins for refineries. Major refiner Valero Energy reported a quarterly profit of $2.66 a sh...

Best Vape Pens of 2019 for E-Liquid, Dry Herb, Wax and Oils

The best vape pens of 2019 combine style, performance, and durability. They feature few adjustable settings, like temperature or voltage. They have only one-button controls and LCD displays. The advantages of a vape pen are its size and portability. Vape pen manufacturers streamline devices to be very user-friendly but also hard-hitting. The Morpheus Vape Kit produces up to 100 watts of power, and it is made to satisfy the needs of heavy duty vapers. It uses a massive 3 ml… Disclosure: Vapes which we review on this website are tested by our trained paid staff. Links to reviewed products allow purchases directly from the provider. We receive commissions, not affecting your price, to support this informational website. This site not for use by persons under age 18. If you are under age 18 you do not have permission to use this Site. We do not provide medical advice. To learn more read “Terms and Conditions”. Smokers and others who are looking for a vape with a kick are probably on the market for the best e-liquid vape pen. These devices are easy and convenient to use – perfect for beginner vapers. In this section, we will talk about the best 510 thread vaporizer pens (meanin...

If you’re serious about using macOS to its full potential, then you need to be serious

If you’re serious about using macOS to its full potential, then you need to be serious about making the most of the Dock—and that means tweaking and customizing it to suit your workflow, the apps you need, and the way you use your Mac. Here’s how to get the macOS Dock set up the right way for you. The macOS Dock sits down at the bottom of the screen by default, though you can change this: Open System Preferences from the Apple menu, then choose General and you can switch the Dock to the left or right of the screen using the check boxes. All sorts of other Dock settings can be customized from the same dialog box: You can change the size of the Dock, you can change the strength of the magnification effect that kicks in as you move the mouse pointer over the Dock (or turn it off altogether), you can set the animation effect for minimizing windows, and so on. The tick boxes at the bottom give you even more options to play with. Untick the Automatically hide and show the Dock box to have the Dock permanently on screen, for example, or untick the Show recent applications in Dock if you don’t want to take up space with links to apps you’ve just been using. You’ve got other options for...

Jaybird’s new $180 truly-wireless earbuds are fully sweatproof and waterproof

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider, Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a severely temperamental relationship with running. When conditions are exactly right, I’ll spend an afternoon happily zoned out in a half-marathon, but when they’re not, I can’t (or, more accurately, won’t) force myself to even get to the mailbox. And, for that tall order, I turn to Jaybird’s Run True Wireless Headphones. In March 2018 I called them my favorite workout upgrade. Over a year later, that’s still true. The company recently rolled out a second-generation version: the Jaybird Run XT True Wireless Sport Headphones ($179.99) which are fully IPX7 (read: waterproof). To see how they stacked up, I took them along on my workouts for the last few weeks. The major pro of the Jaybird Run True Wireless buds is that they’re entirely cordless. And for truly wireless in-ear buds, they feel remarkably secure – in the year that I&...

It’s time to again analyze what’s going on in the Indian industrial laser market and what

It’s time to again analyze what’s going on in the Indian industrial laser market and what is coming in the future. According to government import data, the laser market (except for laser diodes) has gone up from slightly more than 13 thousand units in 2017-2018 to almost 18 thousand units in 2018, which is reflected in the number of machines sold last year. However, an interesting fact is that overall business volume, revenue-wise, has reduced from 2017-2018 to 2018-2019. This clearly shows that in spite of increases in the number of lasers sold, the overall business volume has reduced, which suggests the selling price of lasers has dropped significantly—up to 25–30%. For laser machines or systems (it’s difficult to segregate specific laser-based systems), data indicates a growth of 25–30%. The laser market is driven by industries such as automotive, heavy industry, infrastructure, electronics, consumer durables, railways, and others. The automotive sector is growing at a pace of approximately 10% CAGR and the Indian automotive industry (including component manufacturing) is expected to reach Rs 16.16–18.18 trillion ($251.4–282.8 billion) by 2026. Thus, the automotive industry i...

China Metal resin plastic desk table souvenir figures sculptures decoration statues figurines crafts on Global Sources

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. Path: All Categories >> Gifts & Premiums >> Festival & Occasional Gifts >> Handicrafts >> Jade carvings – Update me on new products View latest products We’ve sent a confirmation e-mail to XXX@gmail.com. Click on the link in the e-mail to activate and start receiving free alerts when new products are posted! Take the next step in your sourcing journey with Global Sources. From now until December 31, 2019, for every US$100 worth of sample orders you make on GlobalSources.com, you’ll receive a US$20 Amazon.com Gift Card*, our way of helping you towards your next million-dollar product. Established in 2003, Sonier Pins Co. Ltd has 15 years’ OEM/ODM experience. Our factory covers 3,600 square meters and employs 68 workers, which can provide designing, molding and producing services for customers. We have 25 sales representatives and five designers in our team, who can handle your projects in a more professional and quicker way, ensuring the competitiveness and good services.  We pr...

Five companies vying for NH Tech Alliance’s Product of the Year award | Business

Subscribers, click below to login or register your subscription to continue receiving unlimited access to UnionLeader.com. Visitors, click to subscribe below today for immediate unlimited access to UnionLeader.com and our e-Edition, a page-for-page replica of the newspaper. Subscribers help us deliver trusted news, information and resources to connect the Granite State. Subscribers, click below to login or register your subscription to continue receiving unlimited access to UnionLeader.com. MAV3K, an autonomous mobile robot built by Waypoint Robotics in Merrimack, can carry up to 3,000 pounds of payload. MANCHESTER – A virtual dog fence, enviro-friendly wallpaper, an industrial robot, and two software systems that manage communications or track trouble spots make up this year’s crop of Granite State technology stars. The five companies who make these products have been named finalists for the 2019 New Hampshire Tech Alliance’s Product of the Year Award competition. OnPoint Systems, LDI Solutions, Waypoint, C Squared and Radianse were selected by a panel of judges and will compete for the 2019 POY honors 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road...

We are an externally managed specialty finance company that provides capital to lower middle market U.S.

We are an externally managed specialty finance company that provides capital to lower middle market U.S. businesses (which we generally define as companies with annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) of $3 million to $15 million). We operate as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company and have elected to be treated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). For federal income tax purposes, we have elected to be treated as a regulated investment company (“RIC”) under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). Our investment objectives are to: (1) achieve and grow current income by investing in debt securities of established businesses that we believe will provide stable earnings and cash flow to pay expenses, make principal and interest payments on our outstanding indebtedness and make distributions to stockholders that grow over time; and (2) provide our stockholders with long-term capital appreciation in the value of our assets by investing in equity securities of established businesses that we believe can grow over ...

Engineers are challenged daily to come up with economical product designs that reduce weight, size, raw

Engineers are challenged daily to come up with economical product designs that reduce weight, size, raw materials and labor. This competitive mandate affects every design facet, including the fasteners needed to hold components in place. One style of non-threaded fastener that has been widely used to accomplish these goals is the retaining ring. A circular fastener, this ring is installed in a groove to hold components on a shaft or inside a bore. It holds gears, cams, and pulleys on shafts, and it keeps bearings, valves, nozzles and locks inside housings. Knowing which retaining ring to use in a given fastening situation can greatly contribute to the overall effectiveness and economy of a design. Just as a screw needs a correctly tapped hole, a retaining ring needs properly cut grooves to ensure the best performance. Both groove walls should be parallel and perpendicular to the axis of the shaft or housing. Groove depth should be held to specifications because the depth and the groove bottom radii determine the amount of support the load-bearing groove wall will provide. The edge margin, which is the distance of the groove from the end of the shaft or housing, must be calculate...

What Is Microneedling? Cost, Results, Risks, Facts From Experts

While rolling a wheel of needles across your face may sound painful, it’s actually not that bad—and it comes with glowing skin benefits. “Microneedling is the creation of small microchannels and injuries to the skin using acupuncture-sized needles,” says Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, MD, dermatologist and founder of Entiere Dermatology in New York City. “These ‘injuries’ to the skin cause the body to respond by stimulating and producing collagen, which can treat fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, stretch marks, acne scars, and textural concerns.” Read on for everything you need to know about microneedling. “In-office microneedling procedures use sterile needles that puncture deep enough in order to cause bleeding for stronger results,” explains Dr. Levin. This treatment is done by a dermatologist using a dermapen—think a small stamp of needles—that’s pressed into the skin. Then, there’s at-home microneedling which you’ve probably seen on Instagram or Youtube. It involves using a dermaroller (a rolling wheel of short micro needles). It works similarly to a tool used for aerating soil and makes way for th...

Restored Vietnam ‘Huey’ helicopter visiting Hazleton Airport on Saturday

To Charles Bechtel and fellow Vietnam veterans, the UH-1H — fondly known as a Huey — was a lifeline in the battlefield. “You knew that no matter how difficult it was, they would be coming back to get you,” said Bechtel, a Hershey resident and member of the all-volunteer Liberty War Bird Association who served in the 1st Cavalry (Airmobile) Division as an infantry platoon leader during Vietnam. His group will bring one of the restored choppers to Hazleton Airport on Saturday to give veterans and members of the general public a chance to experience what it was like to fly in one. “It’s really kind of an emotional experience for all of us,” Bechtel said. “We spent a lot of time in Hueys.” “It’s almost like a visit to the black wall,” Bechtel added, referencing the The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Huey 823 spent two years in Vietnam and still has the repaired bullet holes as proof of service. It now looks just as it did in Vietnam when it supported the 170th Assault Helicopter Company, a release from the association said. It is based in Lancaster County. It required 500 sponsors — many of them veterans’ organizations — who donated $100 to $113,000 to get Huey 823 fl...

Shifting Training Focus from Calisthenics to Weight Lifting

In a recent article about making workouts as you transition from one cycle to another, the focus was on how to fit different workouts into a proven 20 Year Periodization System that is specially designed for tactical athletes. The pyramid allows for a building warm-up routine that mixes calisthenics and light weights into a short and fast running program. The autumn workout cycle is a special mix of the previous summer high rep calisthenics and cardio workouts and the heavier lift cycle of the winter. During the fall we reduce the mileage and repetitions of running and calisthenics, and add a progressive build-up of lifting and load bearing to prepare for the next few months of winter lifts. Here is a new mix of warm-ups, peaking lifts, and short fast running mixed together in the classic pyramid format: … keep going up to 10 push-ups and 10 squats to a total 1,000 meters running and 55 push-ups and squats). If you find this easy continue up to 15 or 20 though you may find this no longer is a warm-up and quickly turns into a workout after 10 sets. This is the standard PT pyramid just with different exercises for the first ten sets, then changes exercises to avoid repetiti...

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