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Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG has converted two of its testing operations to help battle the pandemic. The global coronavirus outbreak has plastics machinery companies scrambling to meet demand for medical equipment even as the outbreak forced firms to close some plants. But COVID-19 has another way to hit companies, as KraussMaffei Group GmbH announced that its top executive had resigned and was leaving amid “further rationalization” to respond to the crisis and its economic aftermath. Munich-based KraussMaffei announced March 26 that Frank Stieler will resign as CEO of the big machinery maker at the end March and that Michael Ruf, who was the chief operating officer, will take the CEO spot. The next day, KraussMaffei announced the closing of its plants in Munich and three other factories in Germany: in Treuchtlingen, which makes components; Hanover, which builds extruders; and Schwaig, the company’s automation factory, as well as a machinery plant in Sucany, Slovakia. The temporary closings — for up to three weeks — were done to protect employees from the coronavirus, KM said. Company officials could not be immediately reached for further informatio...

The 25 Best Things to Cook with a Cast-Iron Skillet • Gear Patrol

Each issue of Gear Patrol Magazine is a deep dive into product culture. Inside, you’ll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design. The stunningly designed Gear Patrol Magazine is ready for your coffee table. Quarterly. $39 By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy and to receive email correspondence from us. Cast-iron skillets suffer from an image problem. Because they are so adept at one thing — like, say, cooking steak — the creativity and vision to do other things are clouded. Admittedly, this guide, which spans the best things to cook in your new (or old) cast-iron skillet, does include steak but not to the exclusion of all else. You’ll also find pies (maybe too many pies), Dutch babies, cornbread, tortillas and fancy-sounding French desserts. Like with any recipe, approach these as starting points, not scripture. Don’t like apple pies? Use pears. Think the ingredients on the pizza recipe are subpar? Cool, just don’t use them. Go wild, just know the cast-iron skillet hanging in your kitchen excels at far more than searing meat. Penned by the great J. Kenji López-Alt himself...

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During the podcast, Angela Kinsey gave a massive shoutout to Greg Daniels for being “a master” of beautiful callbacks like this one. Jenna explained, “We were wrapping up filming, we were wrapping up the series, and we were all so emotional at that time.” She said it was very similar to when she filmed her goodbye with Steve Carell in Season 7. It felt more like John and Jenna saying goodbye to each other than Jim and Pam. Electronic Components Company, Electronic Chip Purchase – Xi Da,http://www.xida-electronics.com/

Audi e-tron quattro: a voltage vault of tranquility

Audi took a big step into the EV market with its first battery-powered vehicle, the e-tron, a midsize all-wheel-drive crossover. It is in a size segment that so far has few competitors, mostly the Tesla Model X and Jaguar iPace. But others will be on the way, including the Rivian R1S later this year and the Mercedes-Benz EQC, BMW iX3 and other imports next year. And this summer, Audi will debut the e-tron Sportback, a sedan with a coupelike profile (and more range). The e-tron’s size makes it family functional with generous cargo capacity, a roomy back seat and Audi’s finesse for creating a luxurious interior. It’s also one of the few EVs that can tow a 4,000-pound trailer. Its advanced powertrain features an inductive (asynchronous) 355-horsepower dual-motor system (for all-wheel drive) and a large 95 kWh lithium-ion battery pack of 36 cells layered in the floor and under the back seat. Audi chose to use asynchronous motors, rather than permanent magnet, because they allow for no drag loss while idling an axle. This allows for a smooth and comfortable coasting experience when on highways. And the asynchronous motor does not use rare earth metals in its construction. In boost (s...

Montgomery: A new local bookshop coming to downtown is starting with a simple goal – to

Montgomery: A new local bookshop coming to downtown is starting with a simple goal – to help people get free. The idea was borne out of a monthly book club for local writers, readers, mothers and teachers of different races, ethnicities and gender identities. Organizers said that living room gathering turned into a healing space grounded in a commitment to resist oppression, a goal that’s now spreading to a community book shop called 1977 Books. Described as “an abolitionist libreria, library and community space,” the shop plans to open next month, featuring poetry, memoirs and children’s books with an emphasis on authors who are queer, transgender, indigenous or people of color. The nonfiction offerings will include books on movement and organizing, progressive education and black feminist books. A community library inside will feature free used books, magazines, art and more. Fairbanks: A group of advocates is petitioning for an end to wolf hunting in a national park boundary area. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the group is concerned about a decrease in the number of wolf sightings in part of Denali National Park. The group sent petitions about the Denali Park Road ar...

‘We feel relaxed for the first time’: Arcola bosses reflect on 20 years of building a theatre powerhouse

It’s hard to believe that the Arcola theatre is 20 years old. The Dalston powerhouse retains a youthful bravado in the work it stages, and still leads the way in defining what a modern London theatre should be. Under artistic director Mehmet Ergen, 53, and producer Leyla Nazli, 48, it was one of the first to operate a café that was a destination in itself; to attempt to make itself carbon neutral; and to aim for a 50-50 male-female split in key creative roles.  Since its early days in the defunct Arcola clothing factory in E8, the ­theatre has attracted high-­calibre actors such as Jack Shepherd and Greg Hicks. Since 2018 it has produced or co-produced almost everything seen on its two stages. It’s also acted as a launchpad for playwrights: Polly Stenham and Mike Bartlett worked there as a stagehand and a director respectively. Zawe Ashton, Aml Ameen and Wunmi Mosaku also trod its boards at the start of their careers. On Sunday, Ergen and Nazli received the Off West End Special Achievement Award at the Offies. The anniversary is marked with a year’s programming from artists closely associated with the venue, including new plays by Barney Norris, Nazli herself, and David Farr, no...

Forget the $80 Philips Hue LED strip light – get this one and a smart plug for just $23 total

LED strip lights are a dime a dozen, but the great thing about Philips Hue’s LightStrip Plus is the fact that it has Wi-Fi connectivity and smart features. It’s awesome indeed, but is it worth spending $80 on? No, it’s not, and that’s why there’s another option you should definitely check out. Pick up a Govee LED Strip Light on sale right now for under $18, and then get a 4-pack of Gosund Mini Smart Plugs for just $20.99 with coupon code E22PXEVO. That makes the per-plug price just $5.25, so you’ve built yourself a smart LED strip light for about $23! Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web. Prices subject to change without notice and any coupons mentioned above may be available in limited supply. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Pharmaceuticals Door, Biosafety Laboratories Door, X-ray Rooms Door – Golden Door,https://www.chinadortek.com/

3D-printed anti-bacterial smartphone cases could help to stop the spread of superbugs like MRSA

A new anti-bacterial material that can be used to make smartphone cases could hep to stop the spread of deadly superbugs. British scientists have created 3D-printed parts that kill bacteria which have become resistant to antibiotics, such as the dreaded MRSA.  The material could be used in general parts for hospitals, door handles, children’s toys, dentures and everyday consumer products. It promises to halt outbreaks of serious illnesses in wards and care homes – potentially saving the lives of vulnerable patients. Individual Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria on a Nylon-12 surface. The 3D-printed material was effective on both Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, which can cause disease in plants, animals and humans, and Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause serious infections, like blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome ‘Managing the spread of harmful bacteria, infection and the increasing resistance to antibiotics is a global concern,’ said Dr Candice Majewski, a mechanical engineering at the University of Sheffield.  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that is resistant to several widely-used antibiotics, which makes it par...

Founded by Jerry Ehrenwald, former CEO of the International Gemological Institute, the Lab-Grown Diamond Exchange (LGDEX)

Founded by Jerry Ehrenwald, former CEO of the International Gemological Institute, the Lab-Grown Diamond Exchange (LGDEX) and Price Index are designed to establish a reliable source of information on the value of synthetic diamonds to both the jewellery industry and consumers. Ehrenwald explained, “With the introduction of laboratory-grown diamonds into the industry, we have seen the cost come down over the past two to three years, and its growth pattern remains to be seen. My purpose in establishing the LGDEX is to have an accurate and reliable database of asking prices from all players involved in this emerging industry. “As a longstanding professional gem and jewellery appraiser, the need to factually substantiate the cash value of [lab-grown diamonds] is of the utmost importance. The LGDEX will not only provide valuable in-trade services, but will be an informative educational resource for all.” The LGDEX platform allows sellers to list product – both loose stones and jewellery – anonymously, free of charge. Once the product is sold, a 2.5 per cent transaction fee is charged to buyer and seller. The Exchange verifies seller-provided diamond-grading certificates and reports ...

Welcome to our guide to the best Instax camera cases. The Fujifilm Instax camera range is

Welcome to our guide to the best Instax camera cases. The Fujifilm Instax camera range is a charming bunch – and are some of the best instant cameras you can buy. The Polaroid-style prints they create hold a special place in many a photographer’s heart, with the fun one-press-and-it-appears instantly factor also having wide appeal. Instax cameras come in a variety of shapes – mini, wide and square – with a number of models attributed to each. This is an important factor to consider when choosing the best Instax camera case. In this guide, we’ve scoured the web to find the top cases for every Instax camera available. So whether you have the Instax mini 9, larger-format Instax Wide 300, the gorgeous Square SQ6 or any other in the Instax range, you’re sure to find an Instax camera case here to suit.  If you want a Instax camera case that doesn’t just protect your precious Instax SQ6 but looks beautiful too, look no further than this beautiful vintage-style design. The brown, soft PU leather bag comes complete with a removable/adjustable shoulder strap and ever-ready design which removes the need to take the camera out of the case when taking photos. A ...

Unlike 100 percent cotton pillowcases that tend to absorb moisture away from your skin, sleeping on

Unlike 100 percent cotton pillowcases that tend to absorb moisture away from your skin, sleeping on satin has the opposite effect. So the best satin pillowcases are not just great pieces of home decor, they’re a purchase that will help improve the health of your skin and hair, as well. But first, something important to keep in mind. Satin refers to how a fabric is weaved, not what the fabric consists of. So, you can find satin pillowcases in a wide variety of fabrics and prices, from soft silk to the less-expensive polyester pillowcases. To see the greatest benefits to your skin and hair, opt for silk over polyester. While both fabrics provide some benefits, silk is usually the option dermatologists recommend, and can even help you stay cooler at night. The cooler you are when you sleep, the less you’ll sweat, which will also help the overall health of your skin. As you shop, also consider if you have a preference for a certain fabric and how much you want to spend. Understandably, silk is more expensive than polyester, and a better buy if you’re shopping on a budget. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for single satin pillowcases and sets of two, so th...

ARUP and U of U increasing number of coronavirus tests

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories have announced they are now able to test 1,500 patients per day for COVID-19 and loosen the restrictions on who can be tested. Until now, patients needed to have symptoms and prove they were exposed to the novel coronavirus before they could be tested. “Our goal is, over the next couple of weeks, to scale up to 3,000 tests a day,” said Dr. Kim Hanson of ARUP Laboratories. “Patients do not need to have all symptoms at the moment they’re evaluated.” For weeks the Utah Department of Health has warned the number of documented COVID-19 cases could be misleading due to the lack of testing. Increased testing means the state now has a better shot of knowing exactly how much the virus has spread. “This doubles our capacity to test daily,” said Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist with the Utah Department of Health. “We’re pushing our limits every day in terms of the number of people we can test to ensure that those who need the test can get it quickly.” “The whole process is done while the patient is in the car,” said Dr. Richard Orlandi, a chief medical offic...

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