Kya deLongchamps turns the spotlight on countertop stars to look out for in the last throes

Kya deLongchamps turns the spotlight on countertop stars to look out for in the last throes of the January sales. The sales are drawing to a close, but there are still some searing bargains in seriously useful, durable machines and gadgetry. You can dispense up to €4,000 on top-of-the-line bean-to-cup coffee machines and the latest tricked-up models are now detailed to app operation from your phone or device. A slightly less terrifyingly priced countertop servant from market leader Miele, the C6350 balances practical detailing and superb fuzzy intelligence including a conical grinding mill, heated cup rack, ground coffee option and one-touch operation for two cups (no more bleating from the kitchen that the second espresso is on the way). When you’re in a real hurry, the C6350 dispenses up to eight cups, one after the other into a coffee or teapot placed under the spout. It also cleans the milk pipe-work automatically after every drink (yeah) and offers an AutoDescale descaling program; €1,349, Harvey Norman. For the price of 10 americanos, pick up a Morphy Richards (162740) Coffee and Go Filter Coffee Machine which uses an Earth-friendly permanent filter to drop a fresh coffee...

Microglia response following acute demyelination is heterogeneous and limits infiltrating macrophage dispersion

Microglia and infiltrating macrophages are thought to orchestrate the central nervous system (CNS) response to injury; however, the similarities between these cells make it challenging to distinguish their relative contributions. We genetically labeled microglia and CNS-associated macrophages to distinguish them from infiltrating macrophages. Using single-cell RNA sequencing, we describe multiple microglia activation states, one of which was enriched for interferon associated signaling. Although blood-derived macrophages acutely infiltrated the demyelinated lesion, microglia progressively monopolized the lesion environment where they surrounded infiltrating macrophages. In the microglia-devoid sciatic nerve, the infiltrating macrophage response was sustained. In the CNS, the preferential proliferation of microglia and sparse microglia death contributed to microglia dominating the lesion. Microglia ablation reversed the spatial restriction of macrophages with the demyelinated spinal cord, highlighting an unrealized macrophages-microglia interaction. The restriction of peripheral inflammation by microglia may be a previously unidentified mechanism by which the CNS maintains its “i...

Leather is a long-lasting material that is made by tanning animal rawhide and skins. This versatile

Leather is a long-lasting material that is made by tanning animal rawhide and skins. This versatile material is commonly used in fashionable pieces such as shoes, bags, wallets, and belts; however, leather is also found in furniture such as car seats and household couches. To meet the demand for leather’s wide scope of functionality and desirability, a process called laser cutting is put into practice. Laser cutting is an industrial technology that uses a light beam to cut materials. These commercial lasers are typically high powered and use a motion control system; they are led by a CNC or G-code that shapes the desired product pattern. The pattern begins to be cut out once the laser beam is positioned at the material – the cutouts tend to burn or vaporize away, and the edges left are smooth and clear-cut. A few laser cutting techniques include but are not limited to melt and blow, vaporization cutting, and flame cutting. Melt and blow laser cutting is regularly used on metals – a gas jet blows melted material out of the cutout. Vaporization cutting makes the beam heat the surface of the material and creates a keyhole. The hole is then deepened as the absorptivity i...

Inside the Aurora Multimedia Booth at ISE 2020: Uncompressed 4K60 Transceiver, Wireless Huddle Rooms, & More

The Aurora Multimedia ISE 2020 booth (#5-T65) features a slew of new products and updates, including wireless huddle room, IP Control Units & more. Aurora Multimedia, an IP video distribution solutions manufacturer, is set to debut a few new high-resolution-ready solutions during ISE 2020 at their booth (#5-T65). Here’s a preview of what visitors can expect. Aurora says it has eliminated the need for RX & TX as their new HT Pro Series HDBaseT transceiver wall plate can be set to the direction required for both wall plates and box units. According to Aurora, “this will end stock disproportions, make servicing easier, and add new capabilities as in seconds the units can reverse direction.” The TS-100 is a low-cost wireless huddle room solution. Aurora’s TeamStream Technology eliminates the “mouse trail” found on many wireless solutions, the company says. The TS-100 allows over 20 users to have access in a room. Control & automation is covered with the available RS-232, relays, and IO for integration with control solutions. The ReAX control units are a web-based IP control system. Custom programming and GUIs created with the free ReAX Core Studio software are loaded in ...

Many homeowners are investing in security systems and CCTV cameras to deter burglars from breaking-in. The

Many homeowners are investing in security systems and CCTV cameras to deter burglars from breaking-in. The system can also capture video evidence for police and insurance purposes. A home CCTV solution is a set of cameras placed all over your home. The cameras capture footage and record it, or send it to a recording device. Older CCTV cameras are analogue, meaning they don’t create digital video files. Analogue cameras are cheaper to install and work just fine. The video can be converted to digital using a digital video recorder (DVR). With the internet, wireless CCTV cameras just need a power cable to start working; these cloud cameras let you view your feed in real-time via your mobile phone. The most common areas to monitor are your front door, sliding door, front porch and side garden. These are the favourite points of break-in. If you install a camera outdoors, it must be weatherproof. The location will also determine the resolution of the camera. If you want to monitor your front porch and capture details such as car license plates, you will need a higher-resolution camera. Today’s industry-standard is 2.1 megapixels to capture 1080p video (full HD). All surveillance came...

The Thunder’s Rebuild Has Hit the NBA’s Sweet Spot

Oklahoma City is having its cake and eating it, too, experiencing stunning success in the present while its front office is focused on the future My friend Paul Flannery of SB Nation told me something last year that stuck with me: “The best time you can have in [the NBA] is right before you get good.” There’s a vibe, an electricity, and a warmth that seems to pulse through a team that’s figuring out what it can be while it’s still free from the weight of expectations and the need to have all the answers right this second. Tune in to an Oklahoma City game these days, and chances are you’ll find yourself feeling that kinetic energy. A mix-and-match Thunder roster stitched together in the aftermath of two foundation-rattling trades—a bunch of dudes with two or fewer years of NBA experience, a couple of journeyman vets, a giving tree, a pair of potent and underrated scorers, and a point god—has blown past underwhelming preseason projections and cemented itself as a bona fide playoff team rather than a resident of the shaky lower half of the Western Conference. While Russell Westbrook and Paul George continue to enmesh themselves in the fabric of their would-be title contenders—a pro...

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Excerpted from Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. Copyright ©2020. Available from Penguin Random House. I had a special, almost erotic, relationship with my stationery when I was young. I collected stationery items the way other kids collect dolls or action figures. “Really I must buy a pencil,” Virginia Woolf said, without warning, before rushing out the door to begin her peregrination throughout the wintry streets of London. I would have related to her urgency. I too felt passionately for the lead pencil, as long as it was a thin lavender mechanical pencil with a Hello Kitty bauble clasped to the tip with a delicate silver chain. And erasers too, scented raspberry or vanilla, molded into plump pastel wall-eyed Sanrio critters. I adored my erasers so much I had to repress the urge to bite their heads off. I was careful at first, gently brushing the bobbed feet against my notebook. But once my eraser was spoiled with graphite, I ruthlessly rubbed away my errors until all that remained was a gray dusty nub of face with one sad punctuation of an eye. For some reason, I was a target in church camp, where the Korean girls my age ostracized me out of thei...

Electric car corridor, underwater gravestone search: News from around our 50 states

Athens: The third Saturday in October will be more than just a football weekend this year, The News Courier reports. Inspired by a love for 1980s slasher films and college football, writer and director Jay Burleson is putting a new twist on the weekend in his latest project, “The Third Saturday in October Part V.” The weekend is typically known as the day of the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry game, and the movie is set in 1994. When it came time to bring Burleson’s script to life, producer Frank Crafts knew just where to look for filming locations: his hometown of Athens. “We kept looking at the neighborhoods,” Crafts said. “The feel of the neighborhoods was so much like ‘Halloween’ or ‘Nightmare on Elm Street.’ It was so attractive.” Crafts said several locations throughout Athens and Limestone County were used in the film, including Catfish Cabin, Athens-Limestone Hospital and 11 private homes. He thanked Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks and the multitude of business owners and homeowners who helped during the five-week film schedule. “It’s gonna be neat when it premieres because Athenians are going to recognize the streets, the businesses, and of course, lots of local extras are in the f...

Get Organized With Dry Storage Shelving | 2020-01-02

With footprints constantly shrinking, kitchens never seem to have enough storage. It’s hard enough to find space in the walk-in when deliveries of produce or fresh meats arrive. But it’s just as challenging when dry goods come through the door to find places to store things out of the way or keep them handy when and where they’re needed. Finding space for dry food ingredients, paper goods and supplies can be a lot easier with the right shelving. Manufacturers continue to design products and systems that add more usable storage to existing spaces, organize it more efficiently or put storage in spaces you never may have thought of. While shelving used in walk-in refrigeration equipment typically has some limitations—it must resist corrosion from humidity and spills, and should be slotted or gridded to allow ventilation— your options for dry storage applications are limited only by your imagination. Just make sure that you buy from a reputable manufacturer of commercial foodservice shelving for two reasons: it will be designed and made for the heavy-duty applications of a foodservice kitchen, and it should bear an NSF seal certifying it’s built to safety and sanitation standards. S...

Airline review: Philippine Airlines (PAL) premium economy, Manila to Sydney

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Mabuhay Miles (a Filipino greeting meaning Live) earns you points on future PAL flights or hotels at PAL destination, but isn’t linked to other airlines. Premium Economy. PAL has two seat configurations for Premium Economy on the A330-300. This one has 24 Premium economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. By submitting your email you are agreeing to Fairfax Media’s terms and conditions and privacy policy. Not a typical experience, since I’m coming from the island of Boracay and I’ve checked my luggage to Sydney in there. I still need to identify my bag at Manila before boarding the international flight, but it is painless. Manila Airport is second rate when it comes to many facilities we’ve come to expect — and lounge access is just one example. Economy and Premium Economy passengers can’t pay a fee to enter PAL’s Mabuhay Lounge, which is accessible only to departing passengers travelling Business Class or to certain Mabuhay Miles members. My allocated seat is 22G, central aisle. But I move...

Z Brick Oven Pizza is looking to expand its 1037 7th Ave. location. In an attempt

Z Brick Oven Pizza is looking to expand its 1037 7th Ave. location. In an attempt to draw more “late night” customers, the pizza restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Z Brick Oven Pizza is looking to expand its 1037 7th Ave. location. In an attempt to draw more “late night” customers, the pizza restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Z Brick Oven Pizza is looking to expand its 1037 7th Ave. location. In an attempt to draw more “late night” customers, the pizza restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. After the fire in June 2017 took Brick and Brews gourmet pizza restaurant, Z Brick Oven pizza was brought up from the ashes with the motto, “Serving good food, all night long.” Joshua Pineda and Zane Carter opened Z Brick Oven in 2007. The pair said Z Brick Oven offers a wide variety of menu items including appetizers, garden fresh salads, brick oven pizzas, low carb bowls, turnovers, calzones, subs, pastas and even desserts.   “Our menu is full of many different delicious items one can enjoy,” Pineda said. “The only problem we have is that our location is farther away from Marshall’s campus.” By changing the business hours to 4 p.m. to 4 a.m., Pineda said he still hopes to attr...

Three influential Australian women give their advice on managing work and health

When The Project host isn’t filming, recording her radio show, writing her magazine column or being an ambassador for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, she is running around looking after her three young children, Ollie, Evie and Adelaide. What does being healthy mean to you? “When I think of wellness, I think of doing things in my life that help me be content. Finding things to help keep my mind and body healthy so I can get through life in a more stress-free, content way.” As a mum, how do you fit in ‘me time’? “I think most mums put their own needs way down the to-do list. For me, going for a run or doing a Pilates class gives me a little window of time on my own to think about things or switch off for a little bit. I try to grab 20 minutes for a run when I can, but it really has to fit in around work, school, sport and family activities.” What do you always try to make time for? “It sounds so simple, but my nan and mum used to drink tea first thing in the morning, and now I’ve become like them and can’t function without my cuppa before the day begins. I am training Ollie to make me a good one!” What motivates you to be healthy? “I know how lucky I am to have a healthy ...

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