Throughout the 20th century, headlights were secondary to the vehicle purchase with focus placed on performance

Throughout the 20th century, headlights were secondary to the vehicle purchase with focus placed on performance and other design attributes. Nowadays, an attention to detail towards headlights goes well beyond its circular, square, horizontally sleek, or even vertical shape. The switch from Halogen to Xenon to LEDs and even the rarer and expensive laser lighting has led to the illumination of the road being a large part of a vehicle’s design, personality and safety. In a recent workshop in Wolfsburg, Germany, Volkswagen showed off its current and future use of exterior lighting technology in the name of additional safety, but also as a pathway to communication with other cars, pedestrians, and cyclists, as well as a personalization tool. Many of these innovative and interactive systems haven’t been legalized yet in North America, but that doesn’t stop us from looking into the future. However, some of Volkswagen’s work is already on display in its all-new Touareg, no longer sold in North America. The Touareg features an optional iQ.Light LED Matrix that contains a minimum of 256 LEDs, 75 of those in the dipped and main beam, which should find its way short...

Voyage Warrior bounces back as Ricky Yiu targets feature sprints next season | HK Racing

Speed-machine Voyage Warrior bounced back into the winner’s circle and trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai hopes it will act as a springboard to bigger and better things next season. The boom three-year-old had his colours lowered by John Moore’s Thanks Forever last start, but there were no such issues on Sunday, easily putting his rivals away in the Class Three Ma On Shan Handicap (1,000m) at Sha Tin. With regular rider Karis Teetan suspended, champion jockey Zac Purton took the reins in what represented not much more than a track gallop with the Australian not required to even reach for the whip. Voyage Warrior and Purton withstood a mid-race challenge from lightweight Look Eras and then easily dashed clear to win by almost two lengths eased down. Zac Purton gets his way with star youngster Voyage Warrior – ‘he’s always been asking for the ride’ With a record boasting three wins from four starts over the straight 1,000m course, Yiu said he would race Voyage Warrior around the bend next season as he chases feature-race glory. “As I said to the jockey, we have to move on to 1,200m, it is time to run him around the bend so that is our plan,” he said. ⭐️This isn’t a barrier trial, t...

Un día en el mercado de chucherías más grande del mundo – 25/03/2018

De todo. El empleado de uno de los 75 mil locales del Mercado de Yiwu. El 90 por ciento de las baratijas que se venden en el mundo salen de acá./Fotos: Getty Images y Carzoglio-Marinaro. Un yuan, una cartuchera. Dos yuanes, una tijera. Un yuan con veinte, el set completo de regla, escuadra y transportador. Por menos de 10 yuanes (un dólar con cincuenta), el regreso a clases está asegurado. Claro que, para conseguir estos precios, hace falta encargar por lo menos 18.000 unidades de cada producto. Es que en la ciudad china de Yiwu, las cosas se compran de a contenedores. De a metros cuadrados. De a kilos. Todo a lo grande, aunque al momento de negociar cada centavito se discute. Juan David Mesa, un colombiano que trabaja como agente de compras para Latinoamérica, recorre uno de los distritos del Futian, “el mercado de pequeñas manufacturas más grande del mundo”, de acuerdo al Banco Mundial y las Naciones Unidas. Cada piso tiene una categoría, como “flores artificiales”, “adornos para el pelo” o “souvenirs”. Sin embargo, para ubicarse entre los 6,4 millones de metros cuadrados, él usa una página web que indica el bloque, el piso, la calle y el número del negocio que vende lo que es...

For the sixth annual Boating Industry Top Products list, we’ve selected 50 of the best new

For the sixth annual Boating Industry Top Products list, we’ve selected 50 of the best new or updated products and services for the marine industry, ranging from boats to engines to electronics and more.  To be eligible for consideration, products or services had to have been introduced or significantly updated since January 2018. With over 150 well-qualified submissions for consideration, selecting 50 products was no easy task. The following list of products stood out from the rest of the pack for their impact on the industry, innovations and how it advances its product category – or creates a new segment entirely.  The API5000 allows a technician to perform diagnostics on all major engine brands and more, by connecting to the ECM and transmitting the diagnostic information to the technician’s Android or Apple smartphone or tablet.  The SG200 is the first marine battery monitor that presents a state of health, showing how a battery has aged throughout its life. The SG200 learns and displays all critical battery parameters including: state of charge, state of health, charge/discharge current flow, time remaining and history, faults and alerts.  The 332CC features a wide array o...

Dear College Football: Stop Playing Playoff Games on New Year’s Eve

As near as I can remember the timeline, it took the NCAA about 60 million years to finally agree to host a four-team playoff in college football. And as soon as they finally got it going, it was the best thing ever. But after only one year of success, they managed to start screwing things up. In 2015, the NCAA held the national semifinals on New Year’s Eve, and cost themselves millions of viewers in the process. They did the same thing in 2016, although slightly improving things by having the games start at 3pm and 7pm eastern time to ensure they were both over before it was party time. I’m a family guy who has two kids under the age of five and a host of relatives from all over place plus far-flung friends who try and get together over the holidays. Plus, my wife and I try to get out of the house once every two or three months for an actual date night. So why, oh why, dear NCAA, must you continue to hold the best games of the year on New Year’s Eve? The TV ratings plummeted from 2014 to 2015 because of this scheduling glitch. Sure, people in bars across the country might have been watching the second game as they rang in the New Year, but the Nielsen numbers for home viewership...

ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) – Smile! You’re on camera. UCF is rolling out a new

ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) – Smile! You’re on camera. UCF is rolling out a new way to track who is coming and going, but does the eye in the sky violate your privacy?  “I don’t mind it and I like keeping the campus safe,” said Mariah Clinkscales, a junior at UCF. The campus is installing license plate readers at all campus entrances, exits, parking lots and garages, scanning plates and running them against databases that flag stolen, or wanted cars, and criminals.  “Every once in a while I’ll see something kind of scary come up on my UCF alerts,” said UCF senior Michael Jaramillo. “I don’t think criminals should be on college campuses, especially with a lot of young people around. I think it’s a great way to keep the students safe,” said UCF junior Aneesha Cahtri. In order for the license plate readers to work, you can’t just back into a spot. Drivers have to pull into the spots. The ACLU is calling for regulations against license plate readers, saying “it is a core principle that the government does not invade people’s privacy and collect information about citizens’ innocent activities just in case they do something wrong.” “I don’t know what they could do with the i...

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I’m looking for something special for my relationshipsignificant otherkidBFFrelativeco-workerpet. This person is best described as personality typeoh so stylishadventurous and outgoinga techno-savanta wellness junkiea #foodiea pop culture addicta proud introvertfurry/scaly/fluffy. I’d like to give them a gift that is themeInstagram click-baitcooking, baking or eatingentertainingthought-provokingan experience they won’t forgeta gift that will make a differencegood for the mind, body and soul. This person’s favorite part of the holiday season is holiday activitybaking holiday cookies and spiked egg nogenjoying the snowy outdoorsspending time away from the office (and in front of the TV)holiday partiescurling up and watching the snow outsidewaiting for summer. I’m on a budget of value$$$$$$. Charcoal is supposed to draw out impurities and toxins (problems that seem to crop up around the holidays) and is often used as an exfoliator. SkinOwl, a Los Angeles line founded by former makeup artist Annie Tevelin, uses charcoal — and lavender, eucalyptus, cedar wood, tea tree and peppermint essential oils — in this cleansing beauty bar. $24. skinowl.com Everyone needs to exfoliate, wh...

Global Gas Stove Burner Market 2019 – Sabaf, Defendi, Burner Systems International, SOMIPRESS, Chuangyi, Horisun

New study on Gas Stove Burner Market 2019-2024: Global Gas Stove Burner Market report provides information on types, applications and its regional markets including past and expected (2019-2024) Opportunities. Gas Stove Burner Market report delivers data on Manufacturers, Geographical Regions, Types, Applications, Key Drivers, Challenges, Opportunities, Annual Growth Rate, Market Share, Revenue and the actual process of whole Gas Stove Burner industry. Key Players Such as Sabaf, Defendi, Burner Systems International, SOMIPRESS, Chuangyi, Horisun, BITZER, KETE, Yongfa, Yiyuan, Renren, Hengcai, Huihuo, Tuoying, AEM, Huarui, Dongfanglong, YongKang HuaGang, Rongxing This report provides a deep insight into the global Gas Stove Burner market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the Gas Stove Burner ma...

Lucky to be here: Clinical trial tests new product to prevent strokes

Steven Legens, from Martin TN who has suffered two strokes despite good health, is the first patient to be treated locally with a new medical device called PHIL, a paste like substance that fills the stroke causing blood vessels. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian) A local neurosurgeon says having a stroke can be worse than death, and he’s on a mission to get Federal Food & Drug Administration approval for a new procedure that can prevent stroke-causing ruptures in the brain. When Axis snipers were outnumbered during World War II, they would shoot every third solider in the leg in an attempt to actually take out two, as another soldier would rush to aid their injured comrade. Dr. Adam Arthur, a neurosurgeon with Semmes-Murphey Clinic and Medical Director of Neurosurgery at Methodist University Hospital, uses the Axis snipers as a comparison for the effects stroke has on society. “Stroke disables far more people than it kills. It affects their family, job and community. They are left dependent on others for care. It’s so unfair,” Arthur said. “It’s one of the insidious, sneaky ways stroke hurts our community. And women more than men because women are often the ones who take care of th...

Rösler: In-line blast cleaning for a wide range of castings | foundry-planet.com

When a Russian manufacturer of mining equipment set up a new foundry, the company chose a continuous feed spinner hanger shot blast machine RHBD22/27-F from Rösler to finish their castings. Besides the heavy-duty foundry design ensuring high cost efficiency and uptimes, the customer was impressed by the operational adaptability of the blast cleaning system. It allows in-line core sand removal and blast cleaning of castings made from different metal types.  For more than 90 years the Tomsk Vakhrushev Electromechanical Plant, JSC (TEMZ) has manufactured mining equipment and machinery for other industries.  Their product portfolio includes fans, jackhammers, pneumatic and hydraulic tools, as well as electrical drill presses and saws. The company produces the required equipment components as steel, grey iron and aluminum castings at its location in Siberia. A major customer demand for the new TEMZ foundry operation was that the new shot blast machine must be able to cope with the wide variety of different castings. Other requirements were a high cost efficiency and high equipment uptime. Evgeny Laza, chief technologist at TEMZ, explains: “Very important for us was also that a suppli...

Casanova returns to pack a punch with the brazen “Forged In Steel” on Tuesday (May 28).

Casanova returns to pack a punch with the brazen “Forged In Steel” on Tuesday (May 28). The brash record is slated to provide the soundtrack to Dazn’s upcoming 40 Days: Joshua-Ruiz docuseries, which counts Meek Mill and Roc Nation as executive producers. “Boxing and music are very similar. They both give you a voice to express the anger you feel, without getting in trouble for it,” Casanova explains to Billboard of the record’s easy appeal to him. ”I hope that doesn’t go over y’all heads!” The inspirational sonic is laid down by Jingle Jared, who is no stranger to collaborating with hip-hop artists for projects landing in the sports realm. ”Professional sports is a big passion point when it comes to Jingle Punks,” says the Sports Emmy Award nominee. ”Casanova is one of the realest artists out there at the moment, so I was immediately excited to collaborate.” The “Forged In Steel” release date – May 28 — also marks the 37th anniversary since the release of Rocky III.  40 Days will feature an inside look at the upcoming heavyweight bout between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. It’s set...