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Claressa Shields warms up with Team USA boxer Jajaira Gonzalez during a workout session at The Gym Boxing and Fitness in Pembroke Pines, Fla., earlier this year. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Toni L. Sandys Vehicle City, as Flint proclaims itself, was dying when Claressa Shields was born in 1995. The exodus of General Motors had begun in the 1980s, and the devastating blow followed when the automaker shuttered Buick City, the last of its assembly-line behemoths, in 1999. A spike in unemployment, poverty and crime followed, with Flint topping FBI statistics as the country’s most violent city from 2010 to 2012. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Toni L. Sandys Claressa Shields, right, prays with youth members of Joy Tabernacle Church in Flint, Mich. Shields wants to lift the children of Flint by proving they didn’t have to be defined by the city’s poverty and violence any more than she was. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Toni L. Sandys Claressa Shields takes a break from training at The Gym Boxing and Fitness in Pembroke Pines, Fla. “The first time I ever said to myself, ‘I’m black and I’m pretty’ was because I watched Will Smith play Muhammad Ali, an...

2020 Bentley Continental GT gets twin-turbo V8 unit

KUALA LUMPUR: For a while now, the 3rd-gen Bentley Continental GT is available with a twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 unit. This specific mill serves as the flagship unit for the grand tourer; however, there are a few customers that might prefer a smaller engine under the hood. For the model year 2020, the Continental GT gets a V8 unit, as the company has decided to expand its engine lineup for the flagship car. The car is scheduled to get the same 4.0-litre V8 engine unit as before; however, the company claims this one to be all-new, pooping out more horses. The powerplant offers a maximum power of 550 PS along with a peak torque of 770 Nm. Thus, making it develop 22 PS and 90 Nm more performance figure compared to the old 8-cylinder engine. The new powerplant is paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox with an all-wheel drive. On the performance front, the Coupe version hits the 100 kmph mark in 4 seconds. On the other hand, the Convertible model performs equally well with a run time of 4.1 seconds. Both the models share the same top speed of 318 kmph. For those who prefer to drive the Continental GT V8 more economically, it comes with a cylinder deactivation system that shuts down...

12 Fantastic Finds at International Home & Housewares Show 2018

Hot Topics: Browse the Web Anonymously | Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy | How to Block Spam Calls | Best Password Managers by Jonathan Takiff on March 14, 2018in Health and Home, News, Kitchen, Cleaning, Home Safety & Security, Blog :: 0 comments No other trade event is quite like the International Home and Housewares Show for discovering all of the cool new gadgets you must have in your home. Tasty noshes and yummy drinks are a constant lure that also demonstrate how the exhibitors’ neatest, smartest cooking appliances are worthy. And almost every product at this massive show is a decorative delight to see, touch and contemplate as a new addition to your abode. Here are my 12 favorite show discoveries that I’d gladly bring home. Festive, fanciful and super exclusive Dolce & Gabbana decorated small appliances coming this June from the Italian small appliance maker SMEG will really pop on some high-end kitchen counters.  Choose from a Dolce&Gabbana lithograph laminated citrus juicer, electric kettle, toaster and refrigerator. A slow juicer, stand mixer and Espresso maker will follow, all sturdily built though likewise lightened with bright colored geometric patter...

I’ve always felt that some of the smartest people in America call South Dakota home. Maybe

I’ve always felt that some of the smartest people in America call South Dakota home. Maybe all that time waiting for it to warm up is spent watching Jeopardy marathons. What got me to thinking about smart people was a letter I got from one, my friend Russell in South Dakota. Russell told me about an appraisal he did on a 20 degree below day that was 18 miles off the paved highway with six foot snow drifts on both sides of the road. In other words, it was your typical beautiful South Dakota day. When Russell finally reached civilization he noticed the requisite row of old trucks, tractors and other rusty antiques parked in a long line that you’d find on any South Dakota ranch. All except one vehicle, that is. A late model, black limousine. Russell was in the process of saying goodbye but there was something bothering him and he couldn’t leave without asking, “What’s with the limo?” It seems the ranch owner had a real dilemma about a wedding. (Don’t all men?) His was a problem known to all who live out beyond the boonies: a lack of services. His son was getting married and the bride had her heart set on riding in style. And a 1895 Studebaker Coach pulled by a pair of matched Perc...

Milacron, Negri Bossi deals took M&A spotlight in 2019 logo-pn-color logo-pn-color

For plastics mergers and acquisitions, the second half of 2019 was highlighted by two major machinery deals. In one blockbuster deal, Hillenbrand Inc. — the Batesville, Ind.-based parent company of compounding extruder maker Coperion and auxiliary equipment firms K-Tron and Rotex — acquired Milacron Holdings Corp. in a cash and stock deal valued at about $2 billion. In the second, Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. bought Italian machinery maker Negri Bossi SpA. That move added large-tonnage injection molding machines and a greater geographic reach to its product line. No purchase price was disclosed, and Negri Bossi has changed hands before. In 2014, another Italian plastics equipment major, Sacmi Group, sold the firm to Kingsbury Corp., a machinery firm based in Rush, N.Y. For the Milacron and Hillenbrand deal, executives of both companies said one key area will be in extruders, making a combined, stronger and more diversified company. Both companies also generate about one-third of their machinery-related sales from aftermarket spare parts and service that brings in steadier sales than capital machinery. In a recent interview with Plastics News, M&A veteran Phil Karig, ma...

France’s Sanofi to carve out active drug ingredients business

PARIS (Reuters) – Sanofi (SASY.PA) plans to create a standalone company dedicated to making active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), components that are biologically active in a drug, and will decide whether to list it on Euronext Paris by 2022. The French drugmaker on Monday said it would create the business on the back of the combination of its API commercial and development activities with six of its European API production sites in Italy, Germany, Britain, France and Hungary. Europe’s pharmaceutical sector is highly dependent on raw materials and active ingredients from Asia, buying products from companies mostly based in China and India. Sanofi said the new group will be headquartered in France, operate with at least 3,100 skilled employees and have sales estimated at about 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) by 2022. “Sanofi is fully committed to the new company’s success and intends to establish a long-term customer relationship with the new API supplier and to hold a minority stake of approximately 30% in the new company,” it said in a statement. Philippe Luscan, a Sanofi executive vice president in charge of global industrial affairs, said that carving out a new busine...

BBVA Makes Bullish Cross Above Critical Moving Average

In trading on Wednesday, shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (Symbol: BBVA) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $5.36, changing hands as high as $5.38 per share. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA shares are currently trading up about 2.9% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of BBVA shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, BBVA’s low point in its 52 week range is $4.62 per share, with $6.44 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.36. Click here to find out which 9 other dividend stocks recently crossed above their 200 day moving average » The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. 91pieces Set Slide Location*Please select…United StatesAfghanistanÅland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean Territ...

US Army Research Laboratory explores 3D printing from recycled plastic close

We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking at new environmentally friendly alternatives with 3D printing from recycled plastic waste. ARL research chemist Dr Nikki Zander believes that the new method could enhance the safety of the troop and lower supply chain dependence. Additionally, it could strengthen the operational readiness of soldiers. The new initiative to fabricate 3D items from recycled materials is being explored along with the US Marine Corps, reports Thomas Brading of Army.mil. The ARL notes that all plastics have different industrial strengths and this property makes some plastics too weak to fabricate. In order to form a stronger composite material, those plastics will have to be strengthened with other materials. Solid-state shear pulverisation procedure helps in producing more durable filaments for 3D printed parts. This process involves the milling of materials into a twin-screw extruder. The powder formed in the extruder is melted down into a 3D printing filament. Containers used for the process a...

BLM leadership expanded oil drilling in Colorado over local staff objections

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Washington office ignored the advice of its Colorado staff, deciding to expand oil and gas drilling in the southwest corner of the state because earlier plans were “not in line with the administration’s direction to decrease regulatory burden and increase access.” BLM documents, obtained by environment watchdog Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), show tension between the agency’s regional staff and those who work in headquarters amid a push by the Trump administration to relocate almost all of BLM’s Washington-based staff out West so they will be closer to the lands that they manage. Expanded oil and gas activity in Colorado was approved in July over objections from entities in the state, including from Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisDemocratic governors worried about drawn-out 2020 fight Overnight Energy: Trump officials finalize plans to shrink Bears Ears, Grand Staircase | Trump backs off support for Yucca Mountain nuke waste site | BLM leadership expanded Colorado oil drilling over staff objections BLM leadership expanded oil drilling in Colorado over local staff objections MORE (D), who argued the plan would inc...

A wonderful Isaac Clarke cosplay build by IMGURian @buu342 for this year’s Comic Con in Lisbon,

A wonderful Isaac Clarke cosplay build by IMGURian @buu342 for this year’s Comic Con in Lisbon, Portugal. “The entire build took about three months of work, and a few extra weeks for planning and material gathering.” They shared an incredible step-by-step gallery of images showing the many steps and tools and techniques required to pull it off. Materials used: 1cm thick EVA foam 0.5cm thick EVA foam 0.2cm thick EVA foam 1.2cm diameter acrylic tube 0.8cm diameter acrylic tube Plastic hose connection pieces Small Magnets Push button 3 12v batteries 3 blue LED’s 12V LED strips Furniture Cups Googly Eyes Electrical Cable 1cm wooden dowel Small nails Sewing needles and line artifical leather light gray fabric Velcro strips Foggy plastic (used to bind books) Aluminum Foil Paper 2cm thick styrofoam Paints used: Black Plasti Dip Spray paint Copper Spray paint Silver Spray paint Bronze Spray paint Gold Spray paint Dark Orange Spray paint Black acrylic paint Red acrylic paint Tools used: x-acto knife lots of x-acto knife blades Heat Gun Hot Glue Gun Wood Glue Dremel Handsaw Various paint brushes, from small to large Poly Max Electrical Tape Painters Tape Soldering Iron Pens R...

As the world’s first 3D printed bike frame hits the market Stuart Nathan investigates the advantages

As the world’s first 3D printed bike frame hits the market Stuart Nathan investigates the advantages of additive manufacturing for the bicycle industry  Since additive manufacturing (AM) has become more mainstream, the hallmarks of its use are increasingly familiar: radical curves, branching structures, shapes reminiscent of bone and coral. A cursory glance at the frame of the Emery e-bike reveals none of this: it’s quite a different shape from a traditional bike, but the geometry seems quite simple and it’s based around the familiar triangular structure that has formed the basis of frames for over a century. The viewer might think that perhaps the frame has some exotically-shaped reinforcing structure inside its tubes. But no, like any other bike frame they are hollow. Why then, you might ask, bother 3D-printing it at all? It looks like it could be made perfectly well using conventional manufacturing methods. The frame came about because of a desire by Silicon Valley additive manufacturing specialist Arevo to find a commercial product to demonstrate the advantages of the process it has pioneered for printing carbon fibre-reinforced composites, which it has until now employed f...

4Front’s Pure Ratios Business Showing Significant Growth; Product Featured at Super Bowl Event in Miami for The Dan Marino Foundation

Pure Ratios’ therapeutic transdermal patch and a strategic decision to focus on a direct-to-consumer online sales channel is driving sales acceleration VANCOUVER and PHOENIX, AZ, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – 4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF) (“4Front” or the “Company”) is pleased to highlight the rapidly improving performance of its Pure Ratios wellness brand, which gained valuable visibility over the weekend during Super Bowl Week in Miami. Led by Founder Chad Conner, San Diego-based Pure Ratios has a long history in wellness-oriented product development, including the integrated use of cannabinoids for therapeutic benefits. Since joining the 4Front Family as a result of the merger with Cannex in July 2019, Pure Ratios has seen its sales grow exponentially. “Joining the 4Front Family has allowed us to focus our attention on the most accessible and differentiated products within our portfolio and pipeline, and also enhance our manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities,” Conner said. “The recent acceleration in sales is a direct result of 4Front’s investment and strategic planning, layered on top of our pr...

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