Gear Review: North Face ThermoBall Eco Hoodie (Recycled)

The North Face ups its eco-friendly game with the ThermoBall Eco, a puffy jacket that’s made from 100% post-consumer plastic. It’s a trend that’s gaining traction in the outdoor clothing industry as more retailers expand their environmentally friendly footprint, from recycling materials in clothing to selling worn clothing. The ThermoBall, The North Face says, “comes with the little extra-warm-feeling you get from doing your part for the planet.” The ThermoBall fits comfortably under a pack, in this case the paint-splattered pack that I use for day hikes and painting blazes on the trail I maintain. Weight: 15.9 ounces (men’s, claimed); 13.8 ounces (women’s, claimed)MSRP: $220 to $240Outer matte fabric: 30 denier made from 100% recycled polyester with durable water repellent (DWR) finishMatte lining: 30 denier made from recycled polyester with DWR finishWind resistant: YesWater resistant: YesInsulation: ThermoBall Eco 100% post-consumer recycled polyester, developed in partnership with PrimaLoft. The North Face says the ThermoBall insulation is equivalent to 600 fill down.Hood: Yes, but no drawstringLength: Hip lengthPockets: Two zip outer hand pockets; one zip internal chest po...

O.T. Genasis Plans to Get More Personal With Alarm Album

If You Know You KnowAfter half a decade of making hits, O.T. Genasis is finally ready to tell his story.Words: Eric DuckerEditor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now. The bright lights turn off and the black lights turn on and under that low purple glow, O.T. Genasis gets ready to bowl his first frame of the day. It’s just past 3 p.m. and Pinz in the San Fernando Valley is empty except for O.T. holding down lane No. 1. He lines himself up and then lets the ocean-blue ball loose. For a brief moment, it veers towards the gutter before spinning back to the center, knocking down nine pins. On his next roll, he picks up the spare with nonchalance. Over the course of this warm-up game, as disco cheese from the Village People and pop punk from All-American Rejects blares from the speakers, O.T. calculates how much wax is still on the lane’s wooden slats and which direction the ball is leaning as it speeds down them. He picks up four more spares and two strikes, ending with a respectable score of 144. O.T.’s Hugo Boss slides rest under the lane’s hard plastic seats, as he wears a pair of the alley’s standard Cobra rental shoes—brow...

Pandemie? N-am auzit! Cum arată centrul orașului Glodeni, unde este înregistrat un focar de infecție // FOTO

În ciuda riscurilor la care se supun, oamenii nu se lasă de obiceiuri și ignoră apelul de a sta acasă. Centrul orașului Glodeni, considerat un focar de infecție, arăta astăzi dimineața exact ca în timpurile bune. Raionul Glodeni se află în topul unităților administrative din Republica Moldova cu cel mai mare număr de persoane infectate. Până în prezent aici au fost înregistrate 36 de cazuri confirmate cu COVID-19 și un deces. SAE Doar în orașul Glodeni sunt înregistrate 15 cazuri. Iată cum este repartizat numărul de cazuri confirmate pe localități, potrivit președintelui raionului Glodeni: Orașul Glodeni – 15, Petrunea – 2, Hâjdieni – 5, Cobani – 2, Camenca – 2, Iabloana – 3, Ustia – 2, Cajba – 1, Danu – 2, Sturzova – 2. În Republica Moldova sunt înregistrate la moment 965 de cazuri de infecție cu noul tip de coronavirus. Din numărul total de cazuri, 854 cazuri sunt cu transmitere locală și 111 cazuri sunt de import. Rubber Hoses, Hose Fitting, Hydrulic Hose, Rubber Pipe, Sprial Hose – Tianma,https://www.tmhoseltd.com/

2020 Audi A1 CityCarver brings offroad looks to the city car segment

This page is for personal, non-commercial use. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http://www.autobloglicensing.com Audi expanded the A1 lineup with a rugged-looking, Allroad-like variant called CityCarver. Developed largely for the European market, the CityCarver is aimed at urban motorists who are feeling symptoms of SUV fever, but who aren’t able to step outside of the city car segment for price or size reasons. The CityCarver is based on the second-generation A1 Sportback, a pocket-sized hatchback positioned as Audi’s entry-level model in Europe and other global markets. It stands out with an offroad-esque design characterized by a model-specific front end with a new-look grille, gloss black cladding over the wheel arches and the rocker panels, plus aluminum-style accents on both ends. Alloy wheels bigger than the standard A1′s help raise the CityCarver’s ground clearance. Speaking of, suspension modifications finish making the CityCarver a full two inches taller than the regular Sportback, but its off-road prowess is greatly limited by its front-wheel-drive powertrain. While te...

Woodworking machinery specialist Felder UK is partnering with Alphacam software and cutting tool specialists to give customers

Woodworking machinery specialist Felder UK is partnering with Alphacam software and cutting tool specialists to give customers a preferred one-stop solution for all CNC machining needs. Chief executive Matthew Applegarth says its Format 4 branded CNC machines are supplied with proprietary Woodflash software which is an ideal introduction to CNC machining, for creating simple programs and basic cabinet panels.  “But as we’ve expanded our CNC range, we’ve seen the need for more advanced software to provide our customers’ complex programming and nesting solutions. And this is done through Alphacam. We consider ourselves to be an industry leader for CNC machining centres, and as Alphacam is part of the world’s number one CAM vendor, Vero Software, we know it’s a proven CAD-CAM solution used extensively in the UK woodworking market, so the partnership works very well.” Felder also collaborates with cutting tool suppliers Leitz UK and Cruing. “As Leitz tools are of the highest quality they’re ideal for our machines. And Cruing’s Aerotech tool is perfect for nesting, providing a good solution for panel production. Overall, this three-way combination of machine tool, cutting tool and so...

Tesla increases its U.S. Supercharging price to $0.31 per kWh. Assuming a $0.26 baseline last week,

Tesla increases its U.S. Supercharging price to $0.31 per kWh. Assuming a $0.26 baseline last week, that’s a 19% increase. In contrast, a Toyota Prius, which yields 52 MPG, will cost only $0.04 at the current U.S. average gasoline price. A Toyota Prius is of approximately similar size, interior space and utility as a Tesla Model 3.  For 2019, it even comes with all-wheel drive. Eight cents per mile for the Tesla Model 3, vs. 4 cents per mile for the Toyota Prius, cannot help Tesla’s case with the average consumer. Wow, that didn’t take long. It was only a week ago that I published an article showing that Volkswagen’s (OTCPK:VLKAF) new Electrify America fast-charging electric car network was undercutting Tesla’s (TSLA) 3 4 Bsp Socket Ball Valve, Check Valve, Flange Valve, 150lbs Threaded Fittings – Co-win,https://www.cowinvalves.com/

The solidity of concrete, the taste of chocolate, or the solubility of drugs – these are

The solidity of concrete, the taste of chocolate, or the solubility of drugs – these are just a few examples of chemical or physical material properties which are affected by particle size. Thus, the knowledge and determination of the particle size distribution plays a major role in the quality control process for industrial products. From research and development to incoming and production control, sieve analyses are used to simply determine the particle size or several parameters. High accuracy, low investment cost, and ease of handling make sieve analysis a commonly used procedure for determining the particle size. This article gives an overview of the various sieving techniques and explains the necessary steps needed to ensure reliable results. Sieving is performed to separate a sample based on its particle sizes by submitting it to mechanical force. The chosen sieving method determines the intensity, direction, and type of force. The sample is moved either in vertical or horizontal direction. Both movements are superimposed in tap sieve shakers. Air jet sieving is a unique case, where the sample is dispersed by an air jet blown out of a rotating nozzle. Classical dry sievin...

파라다이스그룹 회장 전필립의 네트워크

제2의 라스베이거스를 꿈꾼다. 전 회장은 국내 카지노 매출 1위 기업인 파라다이스 그룹의 회장이다.  전 회장은 카지노와 호텔 등 화려한 이미지와 그리 가깝지 않을 것 같은 기독교 신자다. 한국 기독교 초기의 유명한 목회자인 조부 전주부 목사의 둘째 아들이 바로 전 회장의 아버지이며 파라다이스 그룹 창업주인 전낙원이다. 전 회장은 예술적 감성이 뛰어난 것으로 알려졌다. 대학 시절에는 그룹 봄여름가을겨울의 전태관이나 김종진과 같은 음악인들과 밴드를 같이했다. 전 회장은 중앙대 경영학과를 중퇴한 뒤 미국으로 유학해 미국 버클리대에서 음악학을 전공한 이력을 갖고 있다. 그가 본격적으로 경영수업에 첫발을 디딘 것은 아버지의 부름을 받은 1992년, 서른두살 때다.  전 회장은 그해 옛 파라다이스산업이자 현재 파라텍인 극동스프링크라(2014년 11월 매각)에 입사한 뒤 이듬해인 1993년에 (주)파라다이스로 자리를 옮겼다. 1997년 37세에 파라다이스 대표이사 부사장에 올라섰다. 2002년 1월 파라다이스 대표이사 사장으로 승진하고, 2004년 부회장을 거쳐 마침내 2005년 11월 회장으로 공식 취임했다. 그룹 회장 자리에 취임하면서 ‘은둔 경영자’로 불리며 좀체 세간에 모습을 드러내지 않았다. 이후 전 회장이 언론의 조명을 받게 된 것은 파라다이스시티 구상 계획을 밝히면서다. 동북아 최초의 복합리조트 파라다이스시티가 바로 전 회장의 머리에...