Parents threw Costco-themed birthday party for their son and nailed it

For some, Costco is just a store. For Sebastian and Josie Gonzalez and their two kids, it’s a way of life. “Everywhere you look in our home you’ll find something from Costco,” Josie told Insider in an email. “Dog food, baby formula, diapers, cleaning products, furniture, decor, shampoo and conditioner, toys …  I could go on and on.” So when it came time to plan their son Mason’s first birthday party, they cycled through a few different themes before settling on the one that felt right — a tribute to their favorite store. They each make weekly trips to the store. Sebastian often takes their two children, Madison and Mason, shopping with him on Saturdays, and Josie stocks up on household essentials on Mondays. 2016 New Design Crystal Tiara “Everyone we know is aware of my husband’s obsession with Costco,” Josie Gonzalez told Insider. “He’s a financial planner, so he’s obviously all about making smart financial decisions. Our Costco membership is most certainly a smart financial decision.” “They ordered shirts, aprons, hairnets, etc,” she said. “They arrived with bottles of Kirklan...

Cake Ösa, a modular electric two-wheeler with more than 1,000 configurations

Cake, a Swedish company, dedicated to the manufacture of light electric motorcycles with off-road performance, has introduced the Ösa, a modular electric motorcycle that stands out especially for its versatility. The motorcycle has been designed to adapt to the specific needs of each customer, so it offers over 1,000 potential configurations. This very bare and metallic look was already found in the Kalk model, a 79 kg motocross for the city, racing and off-road capable of reaching 90 km/h. Depending on our work and our hobbies, each of us has different transportation needs, and with Ösa, Cake has wanted to offer the perfect solution for each person. The new two-wheeled multi-configuration Ösa looks like a “walking toolbox.” With its long gray crossbar, Ösa is modifiable thanks to the clips that can be hung on it. It is possible to attach baskets, bags, tools, bars, clamps, and other elements as per your need. According to the manufacturer, more than 1000 different configurations possible. While we agree that its design is not the most attractive that can be expected, the performance of this electric motorcycle is the most interesting. In addition to being a modular model, the v...

Bengaluru’s KRS railway station dotted with faulty metal detectors- The New Indian Express

According to a senior RPF oifficial, around 30 per cent of the metal detectors are not working with the problem plaguing these instruments for three months. Published: 18th November 2019 02:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2019 02:49 AM   |  A+A A- BENGALURU: Handheld metal detectors, used by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to frisk passengers and baggage at Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station, have not been working for some time, raising serious questions over security. The RPF is now in the process of replacing them. This reporter found neither a beep response nor lights working on the metal detectors. Brown tapes were put around specific points where lights glow to reveal working details. A top railway official told TNIE that the problem had been plaguing these detectors for three months. “On one hand, there is talk of tightening security at the station. On the other, they are using such equipment that endangers the safety of passengers,” he said. KSR station has an average of 1.5 lakh footfall per day. A senior RPF official conceded that around 30 per cent of the metal detectors are not working. “Many are too old and have been abandoned. Some need to be cali...

An outdoor plug socket or switch is a convenient addition to your garden, allowing you to

An outdoor plug socket or switch is a convenient addition to your garden, allowing you to safely run electricity to your outside areas. Our selection of power solutions ensures you can safely plug in your pressure washer or switch on your garden lights with a waterproof light switch. Available in a choice of one and two way configurations, an outside light switch is ideal for use with exterior lights such as wall-mounted floodlights. Made from a tough and robust polycarbonate casing for a fade and crack resistant life, our durable outdoor switches are fully weatherproof, so you can safely use your outdoor switches. An outdoor socket provides a handy power source in your garden, so you don’t have to run indoor extension cables outside. With secure and easy to open see-through covers, choose from a single or double socket to suit your needs. Whether you want to plug in your power tools for some garden landscaping, vacuum the inside of your car or jet wash the driveway, we have a choice of outdoor sockets to suit your needs. Our range of outdoor junction boxes provide reliable, weatherproof protection. With an array of models from Masterplug and options supplied with their terminal...

Highly selective polymer electrolyte membranes consisting of poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) and Cu(NO 3 ) 2 for SF 6 separation

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. Polymer electrolyte membranes consisting of Cu(NO3)2 and poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (POZ) were prepared for SF6/N2 separation. It was anticipated that repulsive forces would be operative between the negative charge of water and the F atoms of SF6 when Cu(NO3)2 in the composite was solvated by water and that the barrier effect of Cu2+ ions would be activated. In fact, Cu(NO3)2 solvated by water in the POZ membrane was observed to have more higher-order ionic aggregates than free ions or ion pairs, as confirmed by FT-Raman spectroscopy. Thus, when Cu(NO3)2 solvated by water was incorporated into the POZ matrix, the N2/SF6 selectivity increased to 28.0 with a N2 permeance of 11.2 GPU at a POZ/Cu(NO3)2 mole ratio of 1:0.7. The coordinative interaction of Cu(NO3)2 with the carbonyl group in POZ was confirmed by FT-IR spectroscopy and TGA and the film thickn...

VTT. Coupe de France à Ploeuc-L’Hermitage. Joshua Dubau impérial, Thomas Griot vainqueur final

Malgré son abandon ce dimanche à Ploeuc-L’Hermitage (Côtes-d’Armor), Thomas Griot remporte le classement général. Il devance Joshua Dubau, deuxième d’une finale enlevée par le Belge Martin Fanger. Beaucoup lui promettaient la victoire au sommet de la côte des Halles. Lui-même se montrait confiant avant le départ, au regard de ses derniers résultats (4e des championnats d’Europe, 16e en manche de Coupe du monde). Thomas Griot voulait croire qu’en ce dimanche ensoleillé, il allait enfin pouvoir grimper sur Hardcover Book, Softcover Book, Photo Album, Book Printing – Huayu,https://www.fshyprinting.com/

Gear we love right now: November 2019 | Hatch Magazine

Fly anglers are inundated with gear choices—rods, reels, boots, waders, lines, packs, bags, boxes, vests, apparel and more. Each year, it seems harder and harder to know what’s worth coveting and what’s worth ignoring. Sure, gear reviews are a great way to get a feel for what might be right for you, but not every piece of gear is suited to a full-length review and, even if it were, there’s simply too much of it to get to. With that in mind, we’re debuting a new, monthly feature showcasing gear that’s working for us on the water right now, to hopefully offer more helpful feedback on gear that’s worth a second look. And it’s worth noting that we won’t be restricting this column to only new gear. The goal here is to provide useful feedback on gear that works—not to help gin up marketing for new products. Sometimes, great gear has just hit the market, other times it’s been here doing good work all along. Last year, we ventured into a remote rainforest canyon in Chile, reachable only via a long horseback ride over some very rough terrain. Even on a typical ride in—one without the 5 inches of rain that pounded down upon us througho...

Bone marrow storage and delayed consumption at Middle Pleistocene Qesem Cave, Israel (420 to 200 ka)

Bone marrow and grease constitute an important source of nutrition and have attracted the attention of human groups since prehistoric times. Marrow consumption has been linked to immediate consumption following the procurement and removal of soft tissues. Here, we present the earliest evidence for storage and delayed consumption of bone marrow at Qesem Cave, Israel (~420 to 200 ka). By using experimental series controlling exposure time and environmental parameters, combined with chemical analyses, we evaluated bone marrow preservation. The combination of archaeological and experimental results allowed us to isolate specific marks linked to dry skin removal and determine a low rate of marrow fat degradation of up to 9 weeks of exposure. This is the earliest evidence of such previously unidentified behavior, and it offers insights into the socio-economy of the human groups who lived at Qesem and may mark a threshold to new modes of Palaeolithic human adaptation. Animal fat constitutes a significant source for human nutrition [e.g., (1, 2)]. Its calorific value is much higher than that of protein or carbohydrates; therefore, fat sources are of special significance to communities w...

Which pulse length and wavelength is right for your application?

Going back about 20 years, the only real ultraviolet (UV) laser used in production was the excimer laser, which with its typical pulse length of about 20ns was also the ultrafast-pulse (UFP; also known as ultrafast) laser of the time. In fact, Lumonics (Bedford, MA) had a 2ns laser, and there were some applications where there was clearly a difference in the quality of the processing by going to pulse lengths in the low nanosecond regime. On the other side of the visible spectrum, infrared (IR) processing (non-CO2) was done almost exclusively with Nd:YAG lasers or their derivatives. Infrared fiber lasers (and disk lasers) at this time did not exist in the industrial sense, even though today they are the industry workhorse. Working in the visible portion of the spectrum was just beginning to be investigated. FIGURE 1 shows a graph of pulse duration (from femtosecond to continuous-wave [CW]) and wavelength (IR to UV). Lasers with output characteristics near the origin (bottom left) are ideal for achieving the highest-quality features on target in that they have both short wavelength and short pulse length. The lasers at the top right have long pulse lengths and IR wavelengths, so ...

Scandal-plagued Mayor Pugh, amid “Healthy Holly” scandal takes a leave of absence for health reasons

Mayor Catherine Pugh, who has endured weeks of scandal surrounding the sales of “Healthy Holly” and a number of related—janky, equally bizarre, generally unreadable, and rather memeable—children’s books for hundreds of thousands of dollars is officially taking a leave of absence due to sickness. The “indefinite” leave of absence begins tomorrow. City Council president Jack Young will be the acting mayor and City Council vice president Sharon Green Middleton will be acting City Council president. Article XI, Section 5 of the Charter of Baltimore City has been cited as the reason for the leave: “In case of, and during, sickness, temporary disqualification or necessary absence of the Mayor, the President of the City Council shall be ex officio Mayor of the City.” Robert A. Chrencik of UMMS himself was asked to take a leave of absence related to the “Healthy Holly” scandal (The Baltimore Brew has detailed how the UMMS system was privatized under Chrencik’s leadership). Pugh was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital on March 25 for pneumonia and then held a March 27 press conference after she was released. At the press conference, Pugh referred to the dealings with UMMS as “an incredibl...

Three Questions To Ask When Buying A Hydraulic Jack

A good hydraulic jack will enable you to safely lift your vehicle or other heavy object more easily and safely than any other tool available for the job. If you’ve ever been caught needing a jack and not having one—or having one not up to the job—you know the results can be frustrating, even dangerous. A good hydraulic jack can be the best tool for safely lifting heavy objects while you work on them. Hydraulic jacks come in two basic types—bottle jacks and floor jacks. In a nutshell, hydraulic jacks use pump plungers to move oil through two cylinders. When the plunger is first drawn back with a lift of the handle, it opens the suction valve ball within and draws oil into the pump chamber. As the plunger is pushed forward with a downward press of the handle, the oil moves through an external discharge check valve into the cylinder chamber, and the suction valve closes, which results in pressure building within the cylinder and pushing the jack up. Bottle jacks take up less room to store and use, so excel when jacking up an object in small places. They typically lift smaller loads, up to about 6 tons. Floor jacks are bulkier, harder to store and require plenty of room around whate...

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