The kitchen may be home to the most everyday objects in the house, but that doesn’t

The kitchen may be home to the most everyday objects in the house, but that doesn’t mean they all have to be boring in design. Suuu has re-designed one of the most pedestrian of household items and turned it into an objet d’art: the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) kitchen sponge. PVA isn’t new. An ultra-absorbent material, it’s the same stuff used for synthetic chamois cloths and window wipers; and most kitchen sponges are the standard rectangular block. Suuu has not only made its version decorative, but also “irresistibly tactile” in texture. Suuu offers two types of sponges that are priced at ¥2,160. The Shizuku comes in various shades of blue and is shaped like a giant water drop, with a large base to mop up liquid and a tapered tip to make it easy to hold. Its sibling, Ishi, looks like a flat-yet-faceted rock and comes in the hues of semi-precious stones. Aesthetically pleasing when not in use, they can absorb up to 90 percent of their volume and are satisfyingly squishy, so they’re easy to squeeze out. Suuu has also released a lineup of nonslip saucer-like coasters (¥1,512) made from polyurethane that rock gently when not in use but flatten when a cup is placed on them. Dried mochi...

FORT BELVOIR — The National Museum of the United States Army is now accepting applications for

FORT BELVOIR — The National Museum of the United States Army is now accepting applications for volunteers to provide visitor support when the Museum is open. Ms. Zelpha Anderson, Chief of the Visitor Services Division, says she is looking for individuals who are passionate about the U.S. Army and sharing the stories of the men and women who have worn the Army uniform throughout our nation’s history. There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities, such as visitor services, special events, tours, education, outdoor activities, and administration. Through the application process, interested volunteers will have the opportunity to share their skills, interests, and abilities to help match them to a volunteer position. The Museum anticipates approximately 750,000 visitors annually and will be open every day of the year except Dec. 25. “The Museum will be a premier travel destination and will offer an assortment of programs and events in addition to touring the historic galleries, and we will need a robust volunteer force to ensure an outstanding visitor experience,” said Anderson. Anderson says her goal is to gather a group of 300 volunteers who are trained and ready for the Mus...

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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, a syringe loaded with a dose of CBD oil is shown in a research laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) Alabama health officials are warning about the dangers of untested, unregulated and potentially dangerous CBD oil. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said cannabidiol, a compound derived from marijuana but without psychoactive qualities, can be tainted and possibly have negative side effects. “Products labeled as CBD oil and/or other CBD-related products might contain any number of substances, and there is no assurance they are safe to consume as they have not been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,” Dr. Harris said. “Instead of helping relieve symptoms, using CBD products can have side effects that include harmful interactions with other medications. If you suspect a tainted CBD product has caused you to be ill, contact a poison control center and seek medical attention,” he advised. Case studies showed the most common adverse reactions were altered mental status, nausea or vomiting, and seizures or shaking, the ADPH said. In December, A...

Last fall, a sudden gas-pipeline accident destroyed dozens of homes near Boston: 141 fires, five explosions,

Last fall, a sudden gas-pipeline accident destroyed dozens of homes near Boston: 141 fires, five explosions, 21 serious injuries, and one death— in a single evening. This is the story of how such a thing happens— and the heroic response that day. A knock on the door wakes up Omayra Figueroa. It’s Leonel. On the front stoop. Of course. Leonel is an honorary Figueroa. His mother often jokes to Omayra about moving his bed there. Shakira, Omayra’s twenty-one-year-old daughter, throws on some clothes and joins him outside in the sun. It’s beautiful out, 70 degrees. The Figueroas—Omayra, her three children: Shakira; Christian, twenty; and Sergio, seventeen—moved to this working-class neighborhood of Cape-style single-family homes in 2013. It sits just around the corner from a strip mall and the Registry of Motor Vehicles, but Colonial Heights feels like its own little world, less than a square mile, green and still. Oak trees arc over hushed streets. Over eighty years, Colonial Heights has become increasingly diverse—Latin American and southeast Asian names showing up on mailboxes alongside the Irish and Italian ones. Thirty-five Chickering Road is the first property that Omayra has e...

Epstein-Barr Virus Blocks the Autophagic Flux and Appropriates the Autophagic Machinery To Enhance Viral Replication

Autophagy is a catabolic pathway that helps cells to survive under stressful conditions. Cells also use autophagy to clear microbiological infections, but microbes have learned how to manipulate the autophagic pathway for their own benefit. The experimental evidence obtained in this study suggests that the autophagic flux is blocked at the final steps during the reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) from latency. This is indicated by the level of the lipidated form of LC3 that does not increase in the presence of bafilomycin and by the lack of colocalization of autophagosomes with lysosomes, which correlates with reduced Rab7 expression. Since the inhibition of the early phases of autophagy impaired EBV replication and viral particles were observed in autophagic vesicles in the cytoplasm of producing cells, we suggest that EBV exploits the autophagic machinery for its transportation in order to enhance viral production. The autophagic block was not mediated by ZEBRA, an immediate-early EBV lytic gene, whose transfection in Ramos, Akata, and 293 cells promoted a complete autophagic flux. The block occurred only when the complete set of EBV lytic genes was expressed. We suggest...

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North Branch, Minn.-based Frandsen Corp. acquired the assets of Lakeland Tool & Engineering Inc. and will run it as a subsidiary and sister company to Plastech Corp. Lakeland is based in Anoka, Minn., and has a second facility in Wisconsin. Plastech Corp. is in Rush City, Minn. The deal between the two privately held companies brings together Lakeland, an injection molder since 1973 with sales of about $22 million, and Plastech, an injection molder since 1963 with sales of about $54 million, David Brentz, Frandsen’s vice president of sales, said in a phone interview. The two molding operations are located about an hour apart and both serve the appliances and outdoor power markets but with little overlap in customers and no overlap in terms of the radius for employee hiring, Brentz said. “The big synergy between the two is that they are 58 miles apart. That doesn’t sound like a lot but it means we’re essentially drawing from different labor pools,” Brentz said. “That’s significant with the unemployment rate being where it is and with the competition for everything from entry-level labor to operators.” “The economy is doing well and entry-level labor i...

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PrintWeek offers free online access to all of our users, but we can only do this thanks to the fantastic support of our advertisers. If you are seeing this message, it is most likely because your browser is using an ad blocker. Don’t worry though, to access our content all you need to do disable ad blockers for printweek.com. They process is very simple, you can find out how by following this link. https://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Your-Ad-Blocker If you still can’t access the site after whitelisting printweek.com, please email printweek.newsdesk@markallengroup.comand we’ll do our best to help. UK-based Admiral Tapes is launching Edge-Tex, a self-adheisve PVC strip that is used to lock printed fabric into the channel of aluminium (LED, back-lit and front-lit frames) to create a flat tensioned surface. The product is intended to remove the need to use an industrial sewing machine as it can be applied by hand, simplifying installation of printed graphics.  Admiral says the special adhesive system ingresses into the fabric to provide a strong long-term bond. Graphics can also be inserted and exchanged into different frames as required.  Edge-Tex is denser than the traditional silico...

15 Best travel toys: Baby, toddler and kid approved toys for travelling in 2019

If you’re planning a summer holiday with kids in tow, be it abroad or closer to home, the thought of journeying for any amount of time with little ones may feel daunting to say the least. A succession of trains, planes and automobiles can test the patience of most adults, so we can only imagine what it must be like for kids who haven’t yet learned how to handle boredom, especially in a confined space. Children have much shorter attention spans than adults; child development experts say around 3 – 5 minutes for each year – so in theory a nursery-age child should be able to focus on a task for around 10min before getting tetchy. That said, attention spans are elastic, and depend on a lot of factors, such as sleep deprivation, hunger levels and how interesting a task is, variants that are as applicable to grown-ups as they are to children. Sue Atkins, parenting expert on Disney Junior UK’s Parenting Hacks podcast (which you can download free from  iTunes and Spotify) offers some helpful tips on travelling with young children: “Children like to unwrap things; it keeps their fingers busy and their minds engaged. Take small wrapped up toys they haven’t seen for...

Further machine investment at Cifra in the new RDPJ 6/2 EL

Editorial: Clothing exports from Bangladesh continue to boom despite concerns over building safety – but for how long? ISPO roadmaps future for industryISPO Munich, the world’s largest trade fair for sporting goods, welcomed around 80,000 industry visitors fro Cesare Citterio, CEO of leading warp knit seamless specialist Cifra SpA, was in Japan last week to attend an Open Day at Nippon Mayer, the Japanese subsidiary of the Karl Mayer Group, to celebrate the German company’s 80th Anniversary. The company’s in-house show in Japan was the first event to kick off the year long global celebrations. With the investment in Nippon Mayer, Karl Mayer’s Japanese site in Fukui has become the Centre of Excellence for the development, construction and technical support of double-bar raschel machines, special machines and applications. Taking place from 1-3 March in Fukui, the event featured demonstrations of the company’s advanced machinery, including some newcomers, like the RSJ 4/2 EL raschel machine with double jacquard patterning. But there was another reason for Cesare Citterio’s trip to Japan. The dynamic Italian family run business is planning to invest in new Karl Mayer RDPJ 6/2 EL d...

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Toronto, Ontario — June 6, 2019 — Euro’s new EURO 5200 Series HVLP spray gun makes

Toronto, Ontario — June 6, 2019 — Euro’s new EURO 5200 Series HVLP spray gun makes sure there is a higher proportion of paint reaching your target surface with reduced overspray, materials consumption, and air pollution. This easy-to-use spray gun features interchangeable nozzles to perform the job on various material viscosities. The EURO 5200 Series HVLP spray gun is also ergonomic, lightweight and precision balanced for the comfort of the user.   According to Euro, the adjustable air pressure, fan pattern and consistent fluid output of this spray gun allows skilled users to produce top-quality results every time they use it. Euro also says the gun’s many advantages all come at an affordable price. Tweets by @CollisionMag // Mechanical Parts, Automated Assembly, Mould Parts – DSH,https://www.dshprecision.com/

Deals: get a refurbished iPhone X for XR money or a new iPad 9.7 (2018) for half that

In the UK, a new iPhone XR will run you £750, even the refurbished ones aren’t cheap. You might want to consider an iPhone X instead – there are refurbished, unlocked units on eBay for £630 (64GB). You’re getting an HDR-capable OLED display and a telephoto camera over the XR and almost the same phone as the iPhone XS. While we’re looking at Apple gadgets, Currys is selling new iPad 9.7 (2018) (32GB, Space Gray) for £305, though the price should drop down to £285 tomorrow. Argos has the same model at £320 too (but supply is running out). You can also have it in Gold. Please, enlighten us by giving some examples on those real-world, LEGAL , and useful things you can’t do with iOS, and are not available in any app in the store. All the essentials can be done. Yes can’t customise but I’m not bothered about themes and icons. Torrents neither China retort, vacuum packaging machine, Vegetable cleaning machine maker – Heying,http://www.heyingmachinery.com/

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