Why Consumer Reports wants the Rock ‘n Play recalled

When parents are shopping for baby gear we expect the products on store shelves to be as safe as possible. We expect that companies and manufacturers have done their due diligence and that government agencies are looking out for us. That’s why Consumer Reports is calling for a recall of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play, stating that the recent warning to parents by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price does not go for enough. The CPSC alert to parents stated that 10 babies have died in the inclined sleeper since 2015, but Consumer Reports says Fischer-Price is aware of 32 deaths since 2009 (although the company does not believe any deaths were caused by the product, but rather by medical conditions or improper use). The CPSC recommends “consumers stop use of the product by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities”, following previous warnings to always use the product restraints. The call for a recall echos previous concerns raised by parents and pediatricians who urged manufacturers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to do more to protect babies when it comes to inclined sleepers. As the W...

We are thinking about installing beadboard in our bathroom. How do I install it so that

We are thinking about installing beadboard in our bathroom. How do I install it so that it looks at home in the room? Should I butt the beadboard directly up to the door frame? And should I use trim to ease the visual transition between the beadboard and the ceiling? We’re all used to seeing beadboard in utility areas, such as the mudroom, but I’ve noticed this wall treatment appearing more and more in the important rooms of a house, the ones used every day by all members of the family—and, of course, that includes the bath. You can install beadboard in a number of ways. One option is to install it as wainscoting, where the beadboard panel covers only a portion of the wall. Another approach—the one you’re considering—is to use beadboard as floor-to-ceiling paneling. Your local home improvement retail chain store likely stocks beadboard made of solid wood, plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and maybe even vinyl. Prices vary by material as well as by dimensions. If you are installing beadboard over drywall, choose a panel with 3/8-inch or 1/4-inch thickness. That will ensure a reveal, albeit a narrow one, at the point where your beadboard meets the door molding. Apply a thi...

The Best Accessories for Maintaining Your Sunglasses

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. Croakies uses miniature nylon climbing rope for this burly retainer. PVC rings slide onto your sunglasses’ arms, and the whole thing weighs just nine grams, so you barely know it’s there, even as it’s keeping your shades from hitting the deck. It’s not fancy, but this polyester-cotton pouch will keep lenses from getting scratched and smudged when you drop them in a pocket in your backpack. And we don’t mind the flashy floral hibiscus print one bit. Is the Vault overbuilt? Maybe. But if you really want to protect your shades, this semirigid case pairs a crush-resistant exterior with a soft liner to ensure that both lenses and frames remain intact. The mesh pocket in the lid can hold a cloth or a retainer, but it also prevents glasses from bouncing around inside the case. The biodegradable spray in this kit is a simple combo of water and mild soap. Make a habit out of giving your lenses a spritz after a hard day on the trail, then wipe them clean with the included microfiber cloth. The ritual will go a l...

This incredible building is made from material as thin as a coin

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY’s giant alien-like structure is pushing the envelope for self-supporting architecture. Built of material as thin as a coin, Minima | Maxima is a 43-foot-tall organic building commissioned for the World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The self-supporting structure is an incredible achievement; as the studio puts it: “If an egg were scaled up to the same height as Minima | Maxima, it would be much thicker.” Like most of MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY’s projects, Minima | Maxima looks like something straight out of science fiction with its organic yet alien shape created using digital tools. The installation is as tall as a four-story building and is built from 2-millimeter-thick aluminum. The studio used their signature “Structural Stripes” material to build the self-supporting curvilinear structure, and reinforced it with multi-ply composite. Three flat strips of powder-coated aluminum—white and white sandwiching pink—are layered to create a 6-millimeter-thick anisotropic composite material comparable to fiber technology like carbon or glass fiber, yet does not need to be in tension or temporary scaffolding. Related: MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY’s ultralight info...

Form 6-K Timmins Gold Corp. For: Mar 31

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 570 Granville Street, Suite 1900, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1 (Address of principal executive offices) Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F: Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): [  ] Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): [  ] Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized. NI 43-101 F1 Technical Report Updated Resources and Reserves and Mine Plan for the San Francisco gold Project, Sonora, Mexico dated February 29, 2016 with an effective date of December 31, 2015 Originally prepared for Newstrike Capital Inc. (“Newstrike”) on October 29, 2014, the initial technical report was re-addressed to Timmins Gold Corp. (“Timmins”). Timmins acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares ...

Fireworks are about to go on sale in some cities — here’s how to get the most bang for your buck

The California fireworks industry’s equivalent of Fashion Week is almost here, bringing with it an exciting 2019 summer collection of fountains, novelties, smoke items and spinners. Starting as early as June 28, Southern California’s consumer fireworks distributors — TNT Fireworks, Phantom Fireworks and Discount Fireworks Superstore — will partner with fundraising nonprofits hoping to make green out of red, white and blue. Leading up to America’s 243rd birthday, volunteers will brave the summer heat to sell products of all shapes, sizes, colors and prices to the area’s philanthropic and patriotic — everything from Crazy Bug and Crickets to Iron Master and Laser Master. If you live in one of the many communities that allow the sale and use of state-approved fireworks and are wondering what will look good in your driveway or street this Fourth of July, let us be your personal shopper. Our annual fireworks buyers guide has reviews of the new items and the best of the returning rest. What’s cool? What’s loud? What’s different? How long does it last? What offers the most bang for the buck? We’ve got the unbiased answers. Fireworks stands open for business between June 28 and July 1,...

Fitting Campagnolo Ergo levers can be tricky but this guide should go some way towards demystifying

Fitting Campagnolo Ergo levers can be tricky but this guide should go some way towards demystifying the process. We covered indexing derailleur adjustments earlier this year, so have a look at that article too. Combined, these two guides should keep you out of trouble when tackling this project. The new Ergo levers present a few challenges that didn’t crop up on last year’s models, so we’ll focus primarily on the small details and idiosyncrasies. In addition, it’s useful to know that Campag levers are now in their third incarnation, so we’ll refer to the new ones as mark IIIs, last year’s models as mark IIs and the originals as mark Is. Remember to hand over the reins to a professional mechanic if you’re in any doubt about the end result, especially for the brakes or when joining the chain. We’ll assume that your derailleur and chain are correctly installed already. Before sliding the levers onto the bars, you’ll need to peel back the rubber hoods to gain access to the T25 Torx nut that tightens the clamp. Be careful – they’re easy to rip and expensive to replace. A number of rubber nibs hold everything in place, so make sure to prise them out carefully before peeling the hood b...

Council approves continued use of surveillance technology

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> The Davis Police Department will continue to use a variety of surveillance technologies, including body-worn cameras and automated license plate readers, following action by the City Council on Tuesday. Under a surveillance ordinance passed by the council last year, any city department that uses surveillance technology must provide the council with an annual written report on all uses of that technology. The council must then hold a public hearing and determine that continued use of the technology balances the need to investigate and prevent crimes with protecting civil rights and civil liberties, including privacy and free expression. In his report to the council during Tuesday’s meeting, Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel outlined all of the surveillance technologies used by the department and how they were used. “There was nothing out of the ordinary,” Pytel told the council. “And we’re not requesting any modifications to any departmental policies for any use.” Council members agreed — voting unanimously to continue use of ...

According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, financial sustainability of a business is measured by the ability to

According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, financial sustainability of a business is measured by the ability to maintain equity and to generate a net after tax positive income and cover withdrawals for owner operator labor and management. The reason withdrawals and distributions are important in evaluation of business sustainability is because frequently the ranch business must provide income for living withdrawals. Measuring the financial sustainability of a business does not require any new methodology since the business accrual adjusted financial statements clearly show historical financial sustainability. The Farm Financial Standards methodology provides the guidelines for measuring equity change and ROI using the balance sheet and accrual adjusted income statement. At least 3 years of history and projected financial statements can provide information to evaluate future sustainability. Projections are always limited by the ability to forecast future productivity and commodity prices. History is real but one can be misguided by past performance without realistic projections. Cash is king in the ranching business. In the short run cash income can be maintained by not repla...

It’s been two decades since male jewellery consumers showed genuine readiness to extend beyond functional watches

It’s been two decades since male jewellery consumers showed genuine readiness to extend beyond functional watches and neck chains and into decorative items that enhance the wearer’s image by providing a sense of identity and style. Twenty years ago, the market moved with trepidation to meet the demands of a new fashion-conscious consumer. Today, however, jewellers are capitalising on jewellery for men and are taking every opportunity to expand the market. According to Maiya Adams, head of global research at UK-based market research firm Adorn Insight, “The focus on appearance is key today. Jewellery is a part of image creation and therefore increasingly used as a means of accessorising and personalising a look.” The New York Times reported that sales of men’s accessories increased 9 per cent to $US13.6 billion ($AU18.9b) in the 12 months ending May 2014, making the point that the fashion industry is capitalising on men’s accessories. “As men become increasingly comfortable with adorning themselves, savvy brands seeking to add revenue streams to their portfolios will tap this sector for its growth potential,” Adams says. Industry heavyweights from seven of the country’s top men’s...

Glycolysis, Glutaminolysis, and Fatty Acid Synthesis Are Required for Distinct Stages of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Lytic Replication

Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiologic agent of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). KSHV infection induces and requires multiple metabolic pathways, including the glycolysis, glutaminolysis, and fatty acid synthesis (FAS) pathways, for the survival of latently infected endothelial cells. To determine the metabolic requirements for productive KSHV infection, we induced lytic replication in the presence of inhibitors of different metabolic pathways. We found that glycolysis, glutaminolysis, and FAS are all required for maximal KSHV virus production and that these pathways appear to participate in virus production at different stages of the viral life cycle. Glycolysis and glutaminolysis, but not FAS, inhibit viral genome replication and, interestingly, are required for different early steps of lytic gene expression. Glycolysis is necessary for early gene transcription, while glutaminolysis is necessary for early gene translation but not transcription. Inhibition of FAS resulted in decreased production of extracellular virions but did not reduce intracellular genome levels or block intracellular virion production. However, in the presence of FAS inhibitors, ...

How One Man Created a 1,000 Ton Coral Castle in 1923

Between 1923 and 1951, a diminutive Floridian single-handedly and without heavy machinery moved 1,000 tons of limestone, creating out of it a castle. This is his story. Very little is known of the mysterious creator of the Coral Castle, Ed Leeskalnin. Born in Riga, Latvia in 1887 to a family of stonemasons, Ed immigrated to the U.S. sometime around 1913 after his fiancée broke off their engagement (and a large piece of his heart). During a bout with tuberculosis around 1919, he moved to Florida, where magnets were apparently used to treat his condition. This experience seems to have had a life-changing effect, as you’ll see later. After he bought a parcel of land in Florida City, Florida, Ed began to work on the Castle. A loner, one hundred pound, five-feet tall Ed refused to let anyone even watch him work, and no one is known to have helped him move, carve or place the massive stones. When asked how he manipulated such large blocks alone, Ed would explain that he had “discovered the secrets of the pyramids.” Originally named Rock Gate Park, the Coral Castle was first erected at Ed’s remote Florida City home. Fearing the loss of privacy as development moved closer, Ed transport...