It was May this year when we got our first look at the updated Buick Verano

It was May this year when we got our first look at the updated Buick Verano through a set of spy photos. While there are no official signs that Buick will resurrect the nameplate in the United States yet, the attached video above shows yet another heavily camouflaged prototype, testing in the Death Valley. How do we know it’s a Verano? Let’s see. First, let us address something – the title of the video. It may say this is the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze but the model is basically dead in America. The last Cruze (at least for now) was assembled in March this year and Chevrolet has no plans to continue the series. Testing a vehicle that won’t be sold in the United States in Eastern California doesn’t make sense to us. FIAT Second and more importantly, this is clearly not a Chevy prototype. You may be fooled by the rear end but the front fascia clearly shows the distinctive Buick flying V grille treatment seen on other recent models from the brand. Plus, the trial car here looks virtually identical to the Buick Verano prototype spied in Michigan earlier this year (photos attached below). With more and more automakers abandoning the sedan segment and dumping resources into SUVs...

Tips for Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems, Part 2 | 2019-08-12

As noted in last month’s article, troubleshooting an air conditioning system often concerns refrigerant, airflow and mechanical problems, either individually or in combination. This installment in this series of articles will deal with an air conditioner’s liquid and suction line restrictions, overcharges and undercharges, and liquid subcooling in the condenser. A restricted liquid line will starve the evaporator of refrigerant, thus causing low pressures in the evaporator. If the evaporator is starved of refrigerant, the compressor and condenser will also be starved of refrigerant, so the evaporator will not absorb much heat for the condenser to reject. However, most of the refrigerant will be in the condenser and not necessarily cause high head pressures because of the reduced heat load on the evaporator. Because most of the refrigerant charge is in the condenser, liquid subcooling in the condenser will increase. This is a big difference from an undercharge of refrigerant, which will cause low condenser subcooling. If the system has a receiver, much of the refrigerant will be in the receiver, causing lower-than-normal head pressures. A restricted suction line will cause low su...

Sen. Bernie Sanders Envisions a Federal Takeover of U.S. Renewable Energy Production

(CNSNews.com) – “Climate change is a global emergency,” Sen. Bernie Sanders declared, and on Thursday, he unveiled a $16.3 TRILLION plan — that’s Trillion with a “T,” to fight climate change. According to Sanders’ campaign website, he aims to reach 100 percent renewable energy for electricity and transportation by no later than 2030 and complete decarbonization by 2050 at latest. He would do this by “expanding the existing federal Power Marketing Administrations to build new solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources.” The four existing federal Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) include the Bonneville Power Administration; Western Area Power Administration; Southeastern Power Administration; and Southwestern Power Administration. They, along with the Tennessee Valley Administration, operate electric systems and sell the electrical output of federally owned and operated hydroelectric dams in 34 states. Sanders said he will create one more PMA to cover the remaining states and territories — “and expand the existing PMAs to build more than enough wind, solar, energy storage and geothermal power plants.̶...

Edited Transcript of SPOK earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-19 2:00pm GMT

SPRINGFIELD Aug 29, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Spok Holdings Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:00:00pm GMT Good morning, and welcome to Spok’s second quarter investor call. Today’s call is being recorded. On line today, we have Vince Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Mike Wallace, Chief Financial Officer. At this time for opening comments, I will turn the call over to Mr. Wallace. Please go ahead, sir. Before we discuss our operating results, I want to remind everyone that today’s conference call may include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties relating to Spok’s future financial and business performance. Such statements may include estimates of revenue and expenses and income as well as other predictive statements or plans, which are dependent upon future events or conditions. These statements represent the company’s estimates only on the date of this conference call and are not intended to give any assurance as to actual future results. Spok’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-l...

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The story of a small town in China that you won’t even find on a standard political map of the country, but which reflects the nation’s transformation. In the annals of international trade, a wonderful chapter was written last winter by a train journey from a Chinese city to Madrid in Spain. Laden with 1,400 tonnes of Christmas goods in 30 containers, this longest ever train journey traversed a distance of 13,000 km in 20 days, reaching Madrid on December 9. Then, carrying olive oil, cured ham and wines, it returned to its origin in early February, just in time for the Chinese New Year.  A journey by ship would have taken roughly double the time either way. If this is fascinating, equally enchanting is the story of the Chinese town from which this train rolled out. Three hundred kilometres south west of Shanghai, Yiwu—population around 12 lakh—is a county-level town in the Zhejiang province of China and comes under the jurisdiction of a larger prefecture-level city Jinhua with a combined population of 52 lakh. While one will not be able to locate Yiwu on a standard political map of China and will have to make do with Jinhua as a reference point, it is far better known than the l...

FYF socks is made from material 15 times stronger than steel

Most people tend to use socks as a way of making their shoes more comfortable, but one company has designed a pair that can be worn as shoes. It is made from a super-strong fabric called Dyneema, which is typically used by rock climbers in their ropes and slings, and is 15 times stronger than steel. The Swiss Barefoot Company has developed FYF socks (pictured) which can be worn instead of shoes. They are woven from a material called Dyneema, which is 15 times stronger than steel. The socks are designed to protect the feet against rocks, sticks and other objects that can injure feet when barefoot The socks, which are being made by the Swiss Barefoot Company, are designed to fit the wearers feet like a glove, with individual digits for the toes. They have also been treated to make them resistant to water, while the soles are studded with rubber dots to provide grip on any surface. They have been designed to help protect athletes feet during a range of sports including running, surfing, diving and even slackline walking.  The socks are designed to have individual digits for the toes (pictured) so they can provide a better fit and will not move around on the foot when doing a sport...

74 Oddball Things Skyrocketing in Popularity On Amazon That Are Actually Genius

I wasn’t around when the Wright brothers flew the first airplane (it was in 1903, after all) — but I’m willing to bet that a lot of people thought they were real oddballs. I mean, imagine being the first people to think flying a winged contraption through the air was a reasonable idea? But guess what? It worked. And it changed the world forever. Now, these 75 oddball things on Amazon might not change the world the way airplanes have, but they’re pretty genius, and I’m confident they just might change your world. Want to know what kinds of products I’m talking about? There’s a selfie stick for your dog, which seems ridiculous at first glance. But trust me — getting your dog to actually look into the camera for every photo will vastly improve your Instagram game. There’s a lasagna pan that makes three different lasagnas at the same time, so you can satisfy not only your meat-eater friends — but your vegan and vegetarian friends as well. There’s a travel pillow that fits all the way around your head — so you get neck and chin support. (Read: no more head bobbing forward.) Longing for a puffed-up pout? Check out these lip plumping gel ...

Publisher – Motocross Action Magazine is the worlds leading publication about motocross and supercross.

Publisher – Motocross Action Magazine is the worlds leading publication about motocross and supercross. (1) Paper. Oiled foam and fabric filter elements are used in dirt bikes and other offroad applications, instead of paper filters commonly found in cars and household air filters, because they have the capacity to hold lots of dirt and continue to keep air flowing. Motorcycle foam filter oil and fabric filter oil starts out as basic petroleum, synthetic or plant/vegetable-based oil. Oils marketed as biodegradable or “bio” are plant-based, but still have some old-fashioned petroleum too. No-Toil claims to offer the only 100-percent plant-based filter oil on the market. (2) Plant-based. Synthetic oils are very pure and withstand high heats. Companies who use synthetic oils feel like they saturate the filter more evenly and completely. Plant-based oil has several advantages. It is biodegradable and nontoxic, which is compromised when blended with petroleum products. It is easier on your filter, and the foam won’t degrade as quickly. Plant-based oils make cleaning filters easier. (3) Motor oil. If you are in a real pinch, you could use regular motor oil on your air filter. It...

Nuclear Decommissioning Services Market Analysis, Forecast Of Business Revenue, Size, Leading Competitors and Growth Trends

The Nuclear Decommissioning Services market report considers the present scenario of the Nuclear Decommissioning Services market and its market dynamics for the period 2019−2024. It covers a detailed overview of various market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study includes both the demand and supply sides of the market. It also profiles and analyzes the leading companies and several other prominent companies operating in the Nuclear Decommissioning Services market. This new study examines Global economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2008, 2014 and 2018) and long-term forecasts through 2019 and 2024 are presented.  The Nuclear Decommissioning Services market size will grow from USD XX Million in 2018 to USD XX Million by 2024, at an estimated CAGR of XX%. The base year considered for the study is 2017, and the market size is projected from 2018 to 2023. Look insights of Global Nuclear Decommissioning Services industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/362516    The overviews, SWOT analysi...

Still think you don’t need an air purifier? Here are your best options starting from Rs 8,799

With the alarming level of pollution in the city, there isn’t any quick remedy to fix outdoor air quality. While you can put on masks when stepping out, you can use air purifiers indoors. But while buying one, consider a few things including the room size, the clean air delivery rate (CADR), air changes per hour (ACH) and the type of filter in the purifier, among other things. CADR is affected by room area and height. The CADR should ideally be two-thirds of the room size. So, for a room measuring 300-350 sq.ft., a CADR of 200-250 cubic metres an hour (m3/h) is preferable. Higher the CADR, better the air filtration capacity of the air purifier. he type of filter is yet another important factor – a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter can filter up to 99.9 per cent airborne particles of upto 0.3 microns in size; activated carbon in combination with a HEPA filter can remove odours, too. Also consider the operating cost, which is the cost of replacing the filter at the time of the purchase. The story lists some of the best air purifiers in the market with their current market operating price.Upto Rs 9,999 Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2: Rs 8,999It cleans 400 square f...