China Condom Market 2019-2023: In 2018, Import Value of Condoms Exceeded USD 100 Million, Representing a Trade Deficit

Dublin, May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Research Report on China’s Condom Industry, 2019-2023″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. China’s condom market has huge potential. By the end of 2018, China had a population of nearly 1.40 billion people, of which over 900 million are sexually active people aged between 16 and 59. Moreover, premarital sex and commercial sex have grown in the last 30 years, which stimulates the demand for condoms. Commercial sex is prohibited by Chinese law, but it cannot be eliminated. Therefore, the Chinese government encourages night clubs, hotels and other public places to provide condoms to prevent the spread of STDs such as AIDS. Since 2002 when the Chinese government liberalized the control over the condom industry, China’s condom industry has achieved fast development. The annual production volume of condoms in China was only about 1 billion units in 1995 while it exceeded 13 billion units in 2018. At the end of 2018, the annual production capacity of condoms in China exceeded 20 million units. In addition to satisfying domestic demand, China-made condoms are also exported in l...

Customizing the Porsche 911 into a work of art: Driven

“It’s crazy, isn’t it?” says Drew Coblitz with a laugh. The 31-year-old Philadelphia-based luxury expert and entrepreneur is the owner of Singer Vehicle Design’s latest work of art, a gloriously up-leveled and optimized 1990 Porsche 911. I’m laughing too, but mostly because of the visceral reactions his meticulously specced, inky-blue-black car is provoking in me. For a few high-speed moments I’m the lucky one in his driver’s seat, a work of woven-leather art in its own right. With the hand-carved ebony wood shifter knob in my right hand (pretty much every detail, from the car’s tuning down to literal nuts and bolts, is customized by Singer for each client) and my feet dancing across all three pedals in the footwell below, I’m in internal combustion heaven. Coblitz’s one-off is a formidable yet nimble sports car with a howling, high-revving soul, hellbent on devouring the curvaceous canyon road we’re on as though it might never see another. Singer Vehicle Design is a skunkworks hidden away in Sun Valley that optimizes Porsche 911s from 1989 to 1994, the era that purists consider the pinnacle of the German manufacturer’s air-cooled engineering. These are not merely restored sport...

Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells: Linking Innate and Adaptive Immunity

Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are one of two principal subsets of human dendritic cells (DCs). pDCs were initially identified in pathological specimens of reactive or neoplastic lymph nodes (LNs), in close association with high endothelial venules (HEVs) (44). Their plasma cell-like morphology and localization led to their designation as “plasmacytoid T cells,” or “plasmacytoid monocytes” (reviewed in reference 31). Subsequently, these cells were found to correspond to a subset of circulating blood DCs, an immature CD11c− population, now referred to as pre-pDCs (an immediate precursor of pDCs), and to be distinct from “conventional” myeloid CD11c+ DCs (mDCs) (60). Pre-pDCs express CD4 but lack T-cell receptor alpha (TCRα), TCRβ, TCRγ, TCRδ, or CD3 chains. Furthermore, they do not express B-cell lineage (CD19, CD21) or myeloid (CD13, CD14, CD33) markers. Pre-pDCs typically mature and produce large amounts of alpha/beta interferons (IFN-α/β) in response to viral and bacterial stimuli (76). This property further identified them as the enigmatic “natural type I IFN-producing cell” in blood (25, 51, 131), a rare CD4+, MHC class II+ cell with potential to...

STERLING, Ill., Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Now through Dec. 4, 2019, your vote will help

STERLING, Ill., Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Now through Dec. 4, 2019, your vote will help determine who has the finest facial hair in America. Over the last year men’s grooming leader, Wahl, traveled to the Top 10 Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America; along the way, a handful of bearded brethren ‘made the cut’ and were crowned champions of their respective cities. These whiskered specimens are now finalists in the annual Wahl Man of the Year Contest, but they need your votes to determine who will win the grand prize — the title of Wahl Man of the Year, $1,500 and ultimate beard bragging rights. “For more than a decade we’ve searched all corners of the country for real guys, with a real passion for facial hair,” said Steven Yde, division vice president for Wahl. “This year we found some great contenders, but we’re looking to the public to tell us who resonates the most with them. No matter the result, all these guys have whiskers worthy of the Wahl stamp of approval.” Wahl’s annual search for the Wahl Man of the Year kicked off this past June when the Facial Hair Friendly Cities Tour visited the No. 1 city,...

Dov Charney—American Apparel’s controversial founder—tells all in exclusive interview

Dov Charney has one hell of a story to tell. After losing American Apparel in a death spiral of debt, corporate intrigue and troubling sexual harassment allegations, Charney is starting over with a new venture that sounds a lot like his old one. But can he really build a new and improved American Apparel — and escape his past? In the months after American Apparel was sold out of bankruptcy and its stores were shuttered worldwide, Charney spoke at considerable length with Retail Dive about his complicated history, the road ahead — and everything in between. The reporter he’s talking to this morning has just a few follow-up questions, but Charney has something more exciting in mind. As the video call fires up, he shows off his Los Angeles living space — the walls filled with taped-up papers, his clothes folded onto an Ikea bookshelf. Charney’s signature mutton chops and 80s-style aviator eyewear are nowhere to be seen. His dark hair and scant beard are flecked with grey. He’s smiling — grinning, really. There’s a fervor. Then Charney gets to what he really wants to show… and for anyone thinking about the American Apparel founder’s checkered reputation, don’t worry: it’s more capti...

For anyone living and working in Brazil over the last four years, uncertainty concerning the years

For anyone living and working in Brazil over the last four years, uncertainty concerning the years ahead could be described as an understatement. The country has been battling a major financial crises, which first hit in 2014 and has put the construction industry on indefinite hold. This has been accompanied by massive corruption reaching to the heart of the country’s construction and political system. More than 100 people in the construction sector and close to government have been charged or convicted in connection with the well-documented Petrobras investigations, and more than 50 politicians have been investigated. The scandal has yet to settle ahead of fresh elections this year – the outcome of which can only be guessed at. One tumultuous experience after another has left many of the law-abiding companies in Brazil battling to stay afloat. One of them is Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia, the country’s largest rental company, particularly of aerial platforms, which make up some 65% of its current fleet. Its president Sérgio Kariya assumed leadership of the company in 2015, just as the turmoil was getting started. However, Kariya’s emotions over the ensuing cha...

Brett Martin has unveiled a new high-end variant of its renowned Foamalux product that delivers exceptional

Brett Martin has unveiled a new high-end variant of its renowned Foamalux product that delivers exceptional hardness and flatness, while still being light. The new Foamalux Calibre range is manufactured at the firm’s County Antrim headquarters using a new type of technology, derived from Brett Martin’s know-how in making polycarbonates used by the building trade. “The thickness is controlled by a calibration plate, rather than by rollers, and that really controls the flatness,” explained sales director Duncan Smith, who said the aim was to create a product that was as light and flat as possible, but still with a hard surface. “It prints and routs very well – because of the hard surface we’re getting really good definition when routing,” he said. Foamalux Calibre is available in four thicknesses: 10mm, 19mm, 24mm and 30mm. Sheets sizes are 1.22m by either 2.4m, 3.05mm or 4.05m. Smith said he expected Calibre to find favour in the sign and display market as an alternative to cellular foam substrates, high pressure laminates, and also aluminium composites. “The whole point is to make something as lightweight as possible, yet with hardness. Customers find 1,001 uses for our p...

A router is only as useful as the designs you feed it. Check out these cool

A router is only as useful as the designs you feed it. Check out these cool and unique CNC router projects to see what CNC is truly capable of! CNC routers have a simple task: Etch a surface, carve a design, or cut out a shape. These tools have changed the way we sculpt, carve signs, make jewelry, and produce parts in metal, plastic, wood, and stone. Modern CAD and CAM software make it relatively simple to draw an idea, work out the tool paths, and turn it into a finished object. Getting into CNC routing is easier than ever. Tools range from inexpensive kits to learn and grow on up to monster production routers big enough to mill an entire kitchen’s worth of cabinet doors in a single setup. For a good overview of CNC Routers, take a look at our CNC router review from earlier this year. Here’s an assortment of CNC router projects to keep you cutting happily for many more hours. Enjoy, and good luck with your own masterpiece! This CNC-milled paddleboard is the finished version of those ribs and struts pictured at the top of the article. The core parts were milled from a single sheet of marine grade 1/4″ plywood on a Maslow 4′ x 8′ CNC router, planked with cedar, and finished with...

Brit dad died after landing on sea urchin when kayak overturned in ocean on holiday

Chris Wilson, 54, was kayaking with his wife off the coast of Zanzibar when his boat overturned and landed on the poisonous sea creature, causing him to fall ill immediately A father died on on a dream family holiday to a tropical island after his kayak capsized and he landed on a sea urchin. Chris Wilson, 54, was kayaking with his wife off the coast of the idyllic east African island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, when their boat overturned. The pair, from Dover, Kent, struggled to right the boat, so after helping his wife inside, Chris paddled it back to shore through the lagoon. In a written statement to Maidstone Coroner’s Court, the wife of the Dover resident said: “The water wasn’t rough at all, it was almost like a lagoon. “When we righted ourselves and I climbed back in, Chris couldn’t get back into the kayak without turning the whole thing over again. “Because the water was still quite shallow, and we couldn’t even stand up in places, he said he’d paddle back next to me. “I asked him if he had swallowed any seawater, because I know doing that can make you sick, but he said he hadn’t.” The couple eventually made i...

Bluestar Alliance Completes Acquisition of Hurley from Nike

This confirms a report in WWD in late October. Terms of the deal between Bluestar Alliance and the $36.4 billion juggernaut Nike were not disclosed. Surfers were the first to embrace the Hurley brand which was started in Southern California in 1979 by the then-twentysomething Bob Hurley with partners Bob Rowland and Joe Knoernschild. Hurley had worked on surfboards for such companies as Lightning Bolt; Wind-an-Sea and Wave Tools. Nike acquired Hurley in 2002, when the then-Costa Mesa-based company generated annual sales of $70 million. Buying the brand started by surfing industry authority Bob Hurley gave Nike automatic credence into the surf, skateboard and snowboard category, which was new terrain for Nike at that time. With the mammoth support of Nike, Hurley broadened its reach beyond its SoCal roots to appeal to more international shoppers. Hurley stepped down as chief executive company from his namesake brand in 2015. Citing Bluestar’s momentum since its founding in 2007, the company’s chief executive officer Joseph Gabbay described Bluestar as “a premiere brand management and marketing company and Hurley is a pinnacle asset with a long runway of growth ahead. As surf cult...

Rentex is Now Offering Panasonic’s AK-UC4000GSJ 4K Video Camera for Rental Nationwide

Rentex, one of the largest, most respected providers of audio visual & computer rentals, is pleased to announce that it’s added the Panasonic AK-UC4000GSJ video camera to its nationwide inventory of production and audio-visual rental equipment. BOSTON, March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Rentex is pleased to announce that it’s now offering the new Panasonic AK-UC4000GSJ 4K studio camera for rent from its 10 locations nationwide. The AK-UC4000GSJ is the newest product in Panasonic’s line of high-end 4K broadcast cameras, offering a series of improvements and upgrades over Panasonic’s popular AK-UC3000 and AK-HC5000 models, as well as leading 4K video cameras from other brands. The most immediately noticeable improvement on the AK-UC4000GSJ is the outstanding image quality. The camera features what Panasonic is calling Large Single Sensor Internal Expansion Lens (LSSIEL) optics, allowing it to capture a full 35mm image with a standard B-4 lens. The 4.4k sensor in the AK-UC4000GSJ excels in low light conditions, provides a better dynamic range than virtually all competing 4K video cameras, and offers a very low signal to noise ratio of 62dB. Another func...

Best Knives and Kitchen Cutlery Items Everyone Should Have at Home

We independently source all of the awesome products and experiences that we feature on Thrillist. If you buy or book from the links on our site, we may receive an affiliate commission — which in turn supports our work. We’ve all walked into sprawling kitchens stocked floor-to-ceiling with pans, pots, and knives galore. Steamers, colanders, and cutting boards adorn the walls, a massive island for meal prep sits in the middle — it’s the sort of dream setup fit for the likes of Ina Garten or Thomas Keller. And sure, some culinary pros do require all those bells and whistles, but you don’t need to gut and renovate your space to elevate your cooking skills — you just need to invest in the right things. Knives can be expensive, but you don’t have to buy stock in Wusthof or sell a gold filling to get everything you need. All it takes is a few quality essentials, and you’ll be slicing, dicing, and chopping with the best of them. A couple different-sized chef knives, a paring knife, a bread knife, a carving knife and a decent pair of kitchen shears are really all you need to make a killer cutlery station. Zwilling J.A. Henckels 10” Professional S Chef’s KnifePrice: $179.95 An...

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