At least three years ago, senior Navy leaders came to believe that the boots you’re wearing

At least three years ago, senior Navy leaders came to believe that the boots you’re wearing might cause you to fall off a ladder, and no one told you, according to internal files leaked to Navy Times. “We are working closely with the Naval Safety Center and we know there’s a potential issue and we’re working hard to fix it,” said Amy Brayshaw, the supervisory textile technologist at the Navy’s Organizational and Protective Clothing Group, in a telephone interview with Navy Times. Growing fears about how safe the Navy’s safety boots are when worn on ships can be traced to a series of internal messages exchanged in 2016 at the highest levels of the service. “The Naval Safety Center has witnessed a sharp increase in the number of mishaps and lost work days in the fleet as a result of sailors falling while on ladders. This trend began with the transition of footwear from the old boondocker-style footwear to the new NWU-style boot,” wrote Rear Adm. Christopher Murray, then the director of the Naval Safety Center, in an April 15, 2016 email to the office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Exchange Service Command and other Navy leaders across the globe. Murray and others at the No...

If you only use your conservatory occasionally because it’s often either too hot or too cold,

If you only use your conservatory occasionally because it’s often either too hot or too cold, here are some insulation ideas to convert it into a year-round living space. A conservatory can be a great addition to your home – if only it wasn’t too hot to use in the summer, and too cold in the winter. Research has shown the average south-facing conservatory reaches a comfortable temperature for just two hours a day if there’s no fan in the summer and heating in winter. The extreme variations in temperature are because glass or polycarbonate roofs and walls have very little insulation. But there are steps you can take to insulate your conservatory. There’s the more expensive options, such as having a lightweight metal roof professionally fitted before insulation and a new ceiling is added. Alternatively, some companies will put insulation between the conservatory roof rafters and conceal it behind a new ceiling, or install multilayer foil insulation to the underside of the roof. These measures can provide good insulation, although they prevent any light from entering through the roof. But condensation may form on the underside of the roof, and this can drip on to the insulation, c...

What should you get for someone who is 12 years old? They’ll be the first to

What should you get for someone who is 12 years old? They’ll be the first to remind you that they aren’t kids anymore. 12 year olds aren’t grownups, but they are growing faster than you think. At 12, they are almost teenagers so they are likely to have strong interests. Nerf toys and Legos are some of the best toys for 12 year olds. Still, while some children this age are between toys and more grownup gifts, most 12 years are probably “over” toys. So what are the best gifts for 12 year olds? We were surprised that even some 12 year olds don’t know what they want. For Christmas, even 12 year olds want a big pile of stuff under the tree, but they just don’t want toys. So put that My Little Pony toy back on the shelf. That means parents and relatives have to get creative when searching for the best gifts. Still, the tween years should be fun. Craft sets, art supplies, books, and sports equipment are easy to fall back on. Below we have chosen over gifts that are cool, trendy, and grownup but still fun enough to let them know you care. With over 500 gifts from the coolest electronics to beauty galore, it’s the ultimate gift guide for 12 year old boys and girls. There is nothing more...

Global Air Cooler Market historical analysis & forecast estimations 2014 – 2024

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The Strategist’s Celebrity White Elephant Gift Exchange | The Strategist

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. Fasten your cummerbund. Top off your eggnog. We cordially invite you to the first ever Strategist (Virtual) Holiday Party — a white elephant gift exchange with 25 guests from across the New York (and New York) universe. There’s Danny Meyer under the holly chatting it up with Barbara Corcoran. What are Brian Lehrer and Casey Wilson whispering about by the fire? And of course John Derian’s upstaged everyone with his gift-wrapping. All of our guests have brought a $25-or-under gift — something that surprises, delights, or otherwise changes lives — and you, our 26th guest, get to watch the game unfold right here. Here’s who’s coming: From the entertainment world, Katja Blichfeld, Kevin Kwan, W. Kamau Bell, Desus Nice, Barbara Corcoran, Casey Wilson, and Ramona Singer. Our chef and restaurant-owning guests are Tom Colicchio, Danny Meyer, Alison Roman, Samin Nosrat, and Angela Dimayuga. Our literary guests include Radhika Jones, Cheryl Strayed, Tracy K. Smith, and Leandra Medine; and the designers in attendance are Batsheva Hay, Isaac Mizrahi, John Derian, J...

Global PET Blow Moulder Market Growth, Demand & Forecast 2019-2024: Pet All Manufacturing, R&B, Amsler, SIPA, Nissei ASB, Milacron, Sidel, Jomar

Global “PET Blow Moulder Market” research report has all the necessary vital details asked by the clients or any audiences in terms of market advantages or disadvantages and future market scope all mentioned in a very crystal clear manner. The report eloquently mentioned all the information regarding market competitors, growth rate, revenue ups and downs, regional players, industrial players, and applications. Even the most measly information depicting market figures are comprehensively analyzed and before being presented to the clients. The industrial players Pet All Manufacturing, R&B, Amsler, SIPA, Nissei ASB, Milacron, Sidel, Jomar, Custom-Pak, Tech-Long are all provided so as to make it easier for the audiences to understand the market growth rate. The current PET Blow Moulder market research report has demonstrated all the vital market growth factors and economic fluctuations mentioned owing to the immense attention gained in recent years. Global Market portal aims to provide reports like these in order to draw the attention of many of the clients wanting to extrapolate some of the vital details of the PET Blow Moulder market on a global scale. The PET Blow...

On Christmas of last year, the singer Alicia Keys, wearing red bauble earrings, posted a video

On Christmas of last year, the singer Alicia Keys, wearing red bauble earrings, posted a video on Instagram, in which one of her sons instructed her not to scream when she saw her present. But Ms. Keys danced and shrieked anyway, so much was her joy upon seeing a sleek 52-inch rectangular Mirror mounted on her wall. When turned on, the otherwise unassuming-looking bit of home décor morphs — like “Through the Looking Glass” gone athleisure — into a gym portal, offering screenings of some 70 live fitness classes per week, including boxing, dance cardio, high intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) and yoga. Users are face-to-face with the instructor; you can see your entire body as well as a shrunken-down image of the instructor’s. The device is controlled by an app, so as to avoid fingerprints on the reflection. All the usual caveats about data collection apply. Ms. Keys is one of the most vocal in a wave of high-profile early adopters of the Mirror, which first came on the market in September. Reese Witherspoon also recently posted a video to Instagram: using the device, which retails for $1,495, to take a boxing class. Ellen DeGeneres referred to hers as the “Magic Mirror” on he...

Surfaces 2019 Review: Trends and highlights from the 30th annual national flooring expo

At this year’s Surfaces show, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 23 to 25, technical innovations and new design directions vied for space with the scores of products expressing the slow-moving trends of mass appeal. Energy was high at the show, and the booths were busy, while perhaps not as busy as last year’s show. There are no hard numbers for show traffic, since Surfaces no longer releases attendee data, though most of the veteran exhibitors indicated that numbers were down a bit. But energy was high, in part because the flooring industry is in the midst of a period of dynamism, with rigid LVT (SPC and WPC) surging through the market, carpet mills becoming hard surface providers, PET carpet still spreading its wings-creating ripple effects through the broadloom market-and manufacturers experimenting with material content. Flooring dealers had their hands full, sifting through the sea of opportunities. And that sea was about half a million square feet in total for The International Surface Event, which includes Surfaces, TileExpo and StonExpo/Marmomac, packed with over 800 exhibitors.TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS In the dynamic rigid LVT cate...