Princeton plows out from 3.5-inch Halloween snowfall

Quint Quiram, Princeton’s superintendent of streets, said it’s a first for him to see snow on Halloween, but nonetheless, his department was ready for it. Quiram said he sent two drivers out around 5 a.m. today to plow and spread salt around the schools and on the hills and bridges around town. Then at 7 a.m., all crew members were sent out in the trucks to take care of main roadways in town. He planned to keep his drivers out until about 1 p.m. today. They were keeping busy plowing slush and snow and spreading light salt on the roadways. Quiram said this kind of weather reminds him of the fall of 1997 when crews were plowing snow in October. It didn’t snow on the actual Halloween holiday that year, but the colder-than-normal conditions created ice on branches, which kept the street department crew busy until Thanksgiving clearing broken trees branches around town. According to Bob Byrne, a member of the cooperative observer program with the National Weather Service — Quad Cities, Princeton received 3.5 inches of snow on Halloween, noting the snowfall seemed to be letting up as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Byrne said the Princeton area has had earlier snowfalls in t...

Iowa’s sales tax holiday is coming up. Here’s what you need to know | Business

Thank you for reading 10 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 712-328-1811. Thank you for reading 10 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 712-328-1811. Shoppers peruse the clothing section at Target, 3804 Metro Dr., during Iowa’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. The annual holiday is held the first Friday and Saturday in August, when everyday clothing and footwear items individually priced under $100 are exempt from sales tax. Delilah Pignotti of Malvern, 3, left, inspects a pair of shoes as she shops with her mom, Becky Pignotti, at Target, 3804 Metro Dr., during Iowa’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. The annual holiday is held the first Friday and Saturday in August, when everyday clothing and footwear items individually priced...

The global electric fuse market is projected to reach $4.3 billion by 2023 from an estimated

The global electric fuse market is projected to reach $4.3 billion by 2023 from an estimated $3.5 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 4.24%. This growth can be attributed to growing investments in renewable and energy storage, increasing investments in T&D infrastructure plans, and revival of investments in construction sector. The Asia Pacific region is estimated to be the largest and the fastest growing electric fuse market during the forecast period. The region has been segmented, by country, into China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Australia, Vietnam, South Korea, and Indonesia. The growth of this region is primarily driven by countries such as China, India and Japan which are among the top 5 economies in the world. The electric fuse market in the region is mainly driven by growing power demand and renewable energy generation targets. For instance, China and India are already among the top countries for renewable energy generation and China has plans to integrate at least 35 percent of electricity consumption by 2030 through renewable energy. On the other hand, India has plans to generate 100 GW of solar power by 2022 with an aim to reduce its dependency of fossil fuels and meet in...

Nauticam Shipping Housing for the Canon G7 X Mark III

Nauticam has announced the availability of its NA-G7XIII housing for the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III compact camera. The Mark III features a new 1-inch 20MP stacked CMOS sensor, improved 4K/30p video capture with no crop, and super-fast 30fps RAW burst mode. Milled from a solid block of aluminum and hard anodized, the housing is built around the company’s interchangeable N50 port system and ships with the “Standard Port”, allowing the full zoom range of the built-in lens to be used. With the 67mm thread on the front, you can attach wet attachments directly or via a flip adapter. The “Short Port” allows you to easily mount accessory lenses like the WWL-1 and CMC-1 via bayonet.  The housing also features integrated vacuum monitoring, a dual fiber-optic bulkhead for triggering strobes, and the option of adding HDMI output via the new M16 port. When purchasing underwater photography equipment like the products mentioned in this article, please support DPG by supporting our retail partner—Backscatter.com. The G7X Mark III camera continues to live up to the incredibly high standard set by its predecessor the G7X Mark II. Thanks to its overall image quality, snappy autofocus, excell...

Baux Acoustic Pulp panels are made from a plant-based material dezeen-logo dezeen-logo

Acoustic products brand Baux has worked with a team of scientists specialising in biomimicry to create a line of biodegradable acoustic panels, called Baux Acoustic Pulp. Made from a new paper-like, plant-based material, the series of nine panels was developed with Swedish industrial design studio Form Us With Love, in collaboration with scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The new chemical-free pulp material is based on over 25 years of research and formed of organically modified cellulosic fibres taken from sustainably harvested Swedish pine and fir trees. The wood is first broken down into a liquid cellulose form before this pulp is dried out, in a process similar to making paper. The wood fibres are then modified to mimic the natural protective properties of various plants such as the fire-retardancy properties of grass roots, the water-repellency of lotus flowers, or the strength of the catalytic combination of potatoes, plant wax and citrus fruits. Working with the manufacturer, the team initially experimented with mixing in shrimp shells, but these didn’t prove strong enough and they were unable to locate a sustainable supply chain for this ingre...

USB-C vs. USB-A: Definitions, Differences, and Features

Ports are more confusing than should need to be. With all the different USB standards out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of options. USB-A and USB-C are the two most common forms of USB, and knowing the difference between the two is important for knowing what all your devices and peripherals can really do. USB “Type A” connections refer to the physical design of the USB port. Every USB connection is made of a port in the host device, a connecting cable, and a receptor device. USB-A is a traditional USB host port design and one of the easiest to recognize on devices. It’s a horizontal port with the “bottom” portion dedicated to pin connectors. This creates the infamous one-sided USB connection that only works when the cable is inserted the correct way, no matter how many times you have to try. Interestingly, there is no USB-B host port. The USB-B design is the receptor port located on the devices you are connecting to the host computer. Type B connections are also easy to recognize because they are squarish designs, almost like the shape of a little house. If you look at a Type A cable, you’ll see the Type A connection at one end and the Type B connection at th...

LUDLOW, Vt. – It was a nice surprise to walk into Antiques in Vermont, formerly known

LUDLOW, Vt. – It was a nice surprise to walk into Antiques in Vermont, formerly known as the Vermont Picker’s Market and the last show to open during Vermont Antiques Week. The one-day October 6 show was set up at the Okemo lodge, the same venue and booth layout that housed the Okemo Antique Show two days prior. Visitors were presented with a special country show here, a genre that was included in the week’s offerings in dealer booths throughout other shows but never a focus. Here it was. We asked show manager Steve Sherhag, who also sets up at this show as a dealer, how this country show came to be. His reply was simple: these are the dealers he knows and this is what the show is known for. Indeed the roster of dealers from the Midwest increased for this show, with a handful from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Other dealers in the Northeast specializing in the country aesthetic were well-represented. “This show has always had a real heavy country flair to it,” Sherhag said. “A lot of it, almost 80 percent of the dealers were ex-Riley Rink dealers. The change of pace for that show is good. I had a lot of people come Sunday and say that this was their favorite show.” The show also c...

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. Whether you adopt a rescue dog or bring home an American Kennel Club–certified pup, providing that pet with proper care, a soft place to snooze, and good nutrition is, as the saying goes, a big responsibility. The question of what you feed your dog should take into account its age, size, breed, and any health issues your dog may have. But none of that will matter if he or she doesn’t like the way the food tastes. Veterinarian Stephanie Liff of Pure Paws Veterinary Care explains that palatability is a vital part of deciding what to feed your dog. “I want my patients to like eating it,” says Liff, who feeds her three-year-old Labradoodle a combination of human-grade and air-dried raw food as well as kibble. One way you know your dog is eating the right food, according to Liff, is if he produces “good, quality (easy to pick up) stool.” Other important things to look for are a brand’s recall history and an AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) statement on the bag, box, or can. The AAFCO statement is a sign that the food is nutritionally c...

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Emerson is now offering professionals four new models of Greenlee battery hydraulic crimpers and cutters: the In-Line Quad Point Indenter (EK6ATILX,EK6FTILX), the 6-Ton Underground Indenting Crimper (EK6IDCLX), the In-Line ACSR and Guy Wire Cutter (ESC25LX).  The new Next Generation Gator tools have a single trigger activation, an enclosed impact-resistant housing to protect the tool from debris and an over-molded grip for easy, comfortable handling and control. They are powered by an 18-V lithium-ion 4.0Ah Makita battery platform, which enables users to accomplish more cuts and crimps per charge, and are equipped with an OLED screen to show instantaneous tool performance when needed.  “The new line of Next Generation Gator tools include communication capabilities with the i-press app,” says Ryan Berg, director of product management – termination for Greenlee, Emerson. “Workers can view the battery charge, last service date, last five pressure ...

With more than 21,000 reviews and a 4.5- out of 5-star rating, this scale is worth the weight.

Yahoo Lifestyle is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Still using an old scale that hasn’t been accurate in over a decade? It’s time for an upgrade. And these days, a brand-new digital scale doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, we found one for under 20 bucks! The Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale is on sale for just $17 ($3 off — woohoo!). With a sleek profile — it’s almost as thin as a MacBook — the scale features a backlit screen for those late-night weigh-ins. No need to tap it with your foot and wait for it to calibrate: Simply step on it and get immediate results. It has an auto-off feature to extend battery life and comes with two AAA batteries pre-installed. Made of tempered glass with a roomy 12-by-12-inch platform, it’s a chic addition to the bathroom. Most importantly, reviewers say the scale delivers accurate results. “Lived up to the hype,” says a five-star reviewer. “I bought this scale after reading all the positive reviews. I was not disappointed. Right out of the box, I found it very accurate! I have always found scales unreliable at my size (240-ish). Th...

Acting on a need: Barrington Stage expands set-production capabilities | The Berkshire Eagle

PITTSFIELD — Barrington Stage Company has made another move to upgrade its facilities by purchasing a 22,100-square-foot facility on Laurel Street that it plans to turn into a production center. The performing arts company plans to set up such a facility at Petricca Construction Co.’s former metal fabrication plant at 34 Laurel St., which BSC recently bought for $1.1 million, according to documents filed at the Middle Berkshire Registry of Deeds. BSC helped finance the purchase by obtaining a $700,000 mortgage from Berkshire Bank. “We’ll be building and painting all of our sets” on Laurel Street, said Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. “Our other facility was absolutely not big enough for us.” Barrington Stage, marking its 25th anniversary in Pittsfield this year, has been using a former warehouse at Fenn and Fourth streets to build sets for its theatrical productions. But that site has several drawbacks. “Right now, the space that we have is a smaller space, so we don’t have the room to actually assemble a [full] set. We build it in pieces,” said Barrington Stage General Manager Margaret Lemee. “Once we have all the pie...

Chainway, a global provider of data collection devices and solutions, recently launched newly upgraded fixed RFID

Chainway, a global provider of data collection devices and solutions, recently launched newly upgraded fixed RFID reader URA8. URA8 is an 8-channel RFID reader with powerful system configuration and robust RFID performance. It can be widely used in warehousing, archives management, library management, banking, shoes and apparel, jewelry, watches, laundry, production line management, medical equipment cabinets, and vending machine, etc. Based on Android OS and Qualcomm Quad-core processor, URA8 delivers high-speed and smooth data processing capability. Configured with Impinj R2000 RFID chip, it enables high-level RFID reading and writing performance with fast read speed and high accuracy. Besides, it allows inventory bulk reading of UHF tags that enables read rate of more than 700 tags/s, which contributes to more efficient experience of tag reading for users. Chainway URA8 has eight output interfaces that are compatible with various types of antennas and can be simultaneously integrated with eight external antennas, thus can be deployed by users according to practical application scenarios. With excellent anti-interference performance and stability, the RFID reader can be perfec...

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