International Examiner arts editor Alan Chong Lau’s March guide to Asian Pacific Islander arts events

International Examiner arts editor Alan Chong Lau’s March guide to Asian Pacific Islander arts events Seattle artist Tara Tamaribuchi presents two installations from her Camouflage Net Project. The work made of camouflage netting and kimono fabric was inspired by the history of Japanese Americans who made camouflage nets for the U.S. army as prison labor during WWII while they, themselves were imprisoned in concentration camps. One installation will be at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle  through August 28, 2019. It is part of a group exhibition with several Pratt Fine Arts Center scholarship recipients entitled “Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy” in honor of the life and spirit of the late Seattle-area civil rights leader, Edwin T. Pratt. The installation has a sound element featuring the oral histories of Japanese American internment camp survivors who made the nets and that of Dennis Baumbauer who was taken from an orphanage and imprisoned at Manzanar for being half-Japanese. 2300 S. Massachusetts St. 206-518-6000 or go to naamnw.org. The second installation is at the Pantages Theater in the storefront windows on 9th and Commerce in Tacoma through July 15,...

This simplifies workflow by making it possible to obtain VFDs, PLC + HMI controllers and related

This simplifies workflow by making it possible to obtain VFDs, PLC + HMI controllers and related components, as well as technical support, from a single supplier; to operate a VFD directly from the controller’s HMI panel; and to use the same programming software as the PLC control and HMI application to set up and configure multiple VFDs quickly, and monitor and debug a VFD. Both single- and three-phase VFDs are available from 0.4 kW to 110 kW. Features include built-in EMC filters; mounting options for wall, flange and rail; sensorless vector and torque control; safe torque off (STO); built-in braking units; and remote access, monitoring and debugging. VFDs are UL approved, TÜV SÜD Safety and CE Certified. Sign up to receive timely updates from the editors at Automation World and download this FREE Special Report on the transformative power of data in manufacturing. By integrating information and automation technologies, manufacturers are finally achieving major gains in productivity from their automated systems. Variable Frequency Drive, Variable Frequency Inverter, Frequency Inverter – Simphoenix,https://www.simphoenix.com/

Tailor-made plastics protect the heart of electric cars

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Trends such as climate and resource protection, but also increasing mobility, are spurring the development of alternative drive technologies, including electromobility. The core element of future mobility concepts is a powerful lithium-ion battery. It will be part of the powertrain but should also enable new forms of connectivity and autonomous driving. Resin supplier Covestro has many years of experience with encapsulating lithium-ion batteries for laptops and other electronic devices and has developed various polycarbonate blends for this purpose. Due to their favorable property profile, the materials are also well suited for manufacturing modules, housing parts, cell holders and crash absorbers for electric car batteries. They are lightweight yet robust and dimensionally stable and, depending on requirements, they also come equipped with a flame retardant. At booth number 369 at the Battery Show in Stuttgart, the company will present its current dev...

Councilwoman who was criticized for wearing LEGGINGS in city hall responds to haters

A councilwoman was shamed by her constituents for wearing leggings on a city hall tour — but she has since responded to the haters by standing up for her outfit choice.  Emily LaDouceur, a councilwoman from Berea, Kentucky, wore a pair of black leggings earlier this month when giving elementary school students a tour of the town’s city hall.  Seemingly-innocent photos from the tour were shared on City of Berea, KY Government Facebook page, however they quickly faced a barrage of criticism from people who thought LaDouceur’s outfit was inappropriate.  Facing critics: Emily LaDouceur, a councilwoman from Berea, Kentucky, was criticized for her outfit choice when giving a tour to elementary students Inappropriate? Pictures were shared on the city’s Facebook page and sparked outrage by critics who thought the leggings were not professional  Staying positive: People commented against both LaDouceur’s outfit and body size, and this forced the councilwoman to address the critics online  Commenters not only criticized the woman’s outfit for the day, but they also made cruel comments about her size.  One commenter wrote: ‘Leggings are NOT Professional...

Boy killed when fireplace mantel collapses on top of him

We have sent a confirmation email to {* data_emailAddress *}. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. We look forward to seeing you on [website] frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. Sorry we could not verify that email address. Enter your email below and we’ll send you another email. HENDERSON, N.C. – A 6-year-old boy from North Carolina was killed over the weekend when a brick fireplace mantel collapsed on top of him.  The family had just moved into the brick house three weeks ago, after a fire damaged their apartment a block away. On Sunday, right after an Easter egg hunt, Jay’den Baskerville was playing with his younger siblings in the home’s living room. When he reached for his remote control truck on the fireplace mantel, the whole thing collapsed, hitting Jay’den’s head and chest. His parents scooped him up and drove him to the hospital, but he died in the emergency room, according to his grandmother.  By using this website, you accept the terms of our Visitor Agreement and Privacy Policy, and understand your options regar...

Coating Solvent Market Inclinations & Development Status Highlighted for the Forecast Period between 2018-2027

The purpose of this rich study presented by FactMR is to elaborate the various market projections impacting the global coating solvent market during the period until 2027. This assessment delivers high-end statistics concerning market size, Y-o-Y growth in trends and revenue share (US& Mn) linked to different geographies and segmentation types. Readers can acquire precise insights about growth trends along with opportunities that are expected to reshape the overall structure of the coating solvent market during the forecast period. Coating solvents market continues to remain clustered among Tier 1 players, who currently account for nearly 50% share of global sales. Expanding their regional footprint is a key strategy of these players which has led to several collaborations, partnerships, and acquisition activities with emerging players with innovative products. Tier-1 players such as BASF SE and The Dow Chemical Company are strengthening their go-to market strategies for reaching target customers. The coating solvents market will remain moderately fragmented among Tier 2 and Tier 3 players, wherein strategic partnerships with leading players and product innovation for tappin...

Leading Industrial Distributor Chooses Stibo Systems Master Data Management as Foundation for Transformation Efforts

Stibo Systems, the only master data management (MDM) company focused on putting Your business first, today announced that Kaman Distribution Group has selected the Stibo Systems MDM solution to help enhance operational efficiencies and customer experiences as part of the company’s efforts to streamline information sharing across its vast products, parts and supplies distribution business. Kaman is a leading distributor of industrial products and operates approximately 220 service facilities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The company offers more than 6 million items including electromechanical products, bearings, power transmission, motion control and electrical and fluid power components, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. In order to get its products to market faster across multiple channels, while adhering to all applicable standards and regulations, Kaman elected to transform its data management practices across these channels by implementing an MDM solution. After a thorough evaluation, the company chose Stibo Systems MDM as the foundation for its transformation efforts. “Kaman Distribution Group is a one-source solutions provider of ind...

MARKET REPORT: Nurofen to Durex giant Reckitt Benckiser is at the front of the queue waiting for GlaxoSmithKline to split

Neurotic followers of heavyweight drug stocks reached for the Valium after 2015 profits from Swiss giant Roche fell way short of market expectations. A disappointing dividend payment also served to drag the entire sector lower before speculation about a possible multi-billion-pound deal put some of the colour back in dealers’ cheeks. Ace fund manager Neil Woodford recently said that GSK, 21.5p easier at 1414.5p, should be split into two separate companies, rather than run as a single £65billion giant.  He said that the pharmaceuticals giant does not ‘do a particularly good job of managing all of the constituent parts’ and his comments lifted the share price and sparked much debate within the Square Mile. Rumours yesterday suggested that chief executive Sir Andrew Witty is now considering selling its consumer healthcare products division, which is forecast to generate sales in 2016 of £6.8billion. Perfect prescription? Ace fund manager Neil Woodford recently said that GSK, 21 1|2p easier at 1414 1|2p, should be split into two separate companies, rather than run as a single £65bn giant The division contains such household names as Panadol, Beechams Day/Night Nurse, and toothpaste...

Gas and electric fires: How fake will you go to add warmth and style?

Electric fires have come a long way since my 1970s childhood, when our “hearth” consisted of a moulded grey impression of a pile of coals, underlit by two temperamental red bulbs, crudely animated by a whirling disc. Even as a six-year-old, I knew it was rubbish. Fast forward to 2015, and I’ve having a “here be dragons” moment watching a demonstration of the Opti-myst 1000 cassette, the latest in realistic electric fire technology. It’s a freestanding strip of what appears to be burning logs, but isn’t. LED lights provide the glow, water vapour rises up like smoke, and the sound of crackling wood is piped in by little speakers. You can fiddle around with the settings using a remote control.  This is the latest effort to entrance customers looking for the most realistic living flame effect possible, without the messy business of actually burning anything solid. Woodburning stoves are gaining popularity as gas and electric prices creep up, however many of us have no chimney or flue but still want that calming focal point to gaze into of an evening. In this situation, the options are electric, flueless gas fires, or eco-friendly bioethanol [see box].  Aesthetically, all three types...

Lily Harrington, a junior English and cognitive science major at University of Georgia, has her artwork

Lily Harrington, a junior English and cognitive science major at University of Georgia, has her artwork hung throughout Last Resort until May 6.  Lily Harrington, a junior English and cognitive science major at University of Georgia, has her artwork hung throughout Last Resort until May 6.  In the life of an artist, finding a venue to display one’s artwork is something constantly on the agenda. Luckily for Athens artists, this city has a fabulous art scene and many businesses are always on the search for local artwork to display.   Widely popular amongst Athenians, the upscale restaurant displays artwork done by local artists for four to six weeks at a time, with artists booked up to a year and a half ahead of time according to assistant manager of Last Resort, Julie Weiss. Lily Harrington, a junior English and cognitive science major at University of Georgia, has her artwork hung throughout Last Resort. Harrington’s pieces include beautifully colored abstract oil paintings which can be seen in the restaurant until May 6. Weiss discussed how she had chosen to display Harrington’s artwork because of her impressive portfolio of large canvas paintings and enough artwork to fill th...

Levi Strauss & Co. IPO: 5 things to know about the iconic jeans company

Levi Strauss & Co. faces challenges like climate change as it returns to the public markets for the first time since the 1980s Levi Strauss & Co. began as a dry goods business in San Francisco in 1853, invented blue jeans 20 years after that, and now, nearly 150 years later, has filed for its second initial public offering. Levi Strauss announced Wednesday afternoon that it will sell at least 36.7 million shares at $17 apiece, raising about $623.3 million at a valuation topping $6.5 billion. The price is higher than Levi’s expected leading up to the IPO, as it had stated a range of $14 to $16. The proceeds will be split between the company and selling shareholders, with the company selling about 9.5 million shares. Shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “LEVI” LEVI, +0.17% on Thursday morning. There are 12 underwriters on the deal led by Goldman Sachs & Co. GS, -0.13% , and they have access to another 5.5 million shares that would be sold by the company. Levi’s plans to use the proceeds for “general corporate purposes” including operating expenses, though it could also use some of the money for acquisitions and str...