From a smart satire about race to a memoir of a Scottish girlhood, and the finale

From a smart satire about race to a memoir of a Scottish girlhood, and the finale of the Cromwell trilogy, BBC Culture picks some the must-read books to hunker down with. A series of episodic vignettes, the widely acclaimed novel Weather is narrated by librarian Lizzie, who speaks with frankness about her daily preoccupations and ordinary anxieties. These include worries about her troubled mother, her recovering-addict brother – and the climate emergency. “Weather achieves a rare triumph… it’s an uncannily realistic portrait of what it’s like to be alive right now,” says the Telegraph. In its musings, jokes, and snatches of memory, the book “zooms from the micro to the macro”, according to the New Statesman. “Weather captures the anxiety and absurdity of the 21st Century.” Real Life tells the coming-of-age story of Wallace, who is studying for a Biochemistry degree but is at odds with the midwestern university town he finds himself in. A shy young man from Alabama, he has left his family behind – but not his troubling childhood memories. Then come confrontations with colleagues and a surprise encounter with a classmate. “Brandon Taylor emerges as a powerhouse with this artful de...

Coinciding with the launch of its first stand-alone store in Asia, UK jewelry brand The Great

Coinciding with the launch of its first stand-alone store in Asia, UK jewelry brand The Great Frog is collaborating with NEIGHBORHOOD for a limited edition collection of rings and apparel. In the late ’80s, Shinsuke Takizawa, founder of NEIGHBORHOOD, visited The Great Frog’s London flagship and bought the infamous Eye Ring and Evil Skull Ring. Three decades later, both brands have joined together to celebrate the opening of TGF Tokyo. The highlight of the collection is a set of signet rings in both 925 sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold. “Fuck Em” covers the circular and rectangular surfaces in an elegant script, while “Tokyo” and “London” decorate the bands. Both “The Great Frog” and “NEIGHBORHOOD” brand the inside of the rings in distinctive fonts, surrounding a crossbones design. Along with the jewelry, black T-shirts and hoodies feature collaborative branding and a skull graphic in contrasting white. Located in Shibuya City, the two-story TGF store is designed by architectural firm Brinkworth, using colors and materials that reflect TGF’s British heritage. The interior is adorned with tiles — while handcrafted in Japan, the traditional bottle-green glazed tiles are reminisc...

IntroductionSpecification Comparison      Material      Manufacture      Dimensional Tolerances           Wall Thickness           Outside Diameter      Surface Finish      Weld Bead      Heat Treatment

IntroductionSpecification Comparison      Material      Manufacture      Dimensional Tolerances           Wall Thickness           Outside Diameter      Surface Finish      Weld Bead      Heat Treatment      Mechanical Properties      Non-Destructive InspectionWhich Specification This article provides the alternative specifications for the Australian food industry service. Such specifications include: ASTM A269 “Specification for seamless and welded austenitic stainless steel tubing for general service” ASTM A249 “Specification for welded austenitic steel boiler, super heater, heat exchanger, and condenser tubes” AS1528 was revised in 2001 by key stakeholders in the Australian food manufacturing and tube industries. AS 1528 is unique, in that it covers all the associated fittings in addition to the tube. All specifications pertain to common grades, such as grades 304, 304L, 316 and 316L. AS1528.1 covers all grades of duplex and austenitic stainless steel listed in ASTM A240. All specifications need fusion-welded products without filler metals. Specifications such as ASTM A270, ASTM A269 and AS 1528 also cover seamless products. AS 1528 specifies nominal thicknesses of 1.6mm for...

One of the last dumb things in your smart home might be your outdoor lighting. If you

One of the last dumb things in your smart home might be your outdoor lighting. If you want a smart outdoor lighting system for your garden, you could cobble together an array of smart home lighting products from various makers or use products from one brand, such as the Philips Hue outdoor line. But I recommend a different route: Upgrade the bulbs in your current outdoor fixtures to LED and use an outdoor plug adapter to make your garden lights part of your home control tech. You won’t get all the bells and whistles possible, but if you can live without nightclub color scenes or speakers built into lights, you’ll like the results of my cheap and straightforward upgrade. The first thing to determine is what kind of LED bulbs will fit the sockets in your fixtures. Remove your current bulbs and inspect the base: It will most likely be a bayonet, bipin or wedge. Bipin bulbs are particularly common and come in a wide variety of sizes that look almost identical. The key differentiator is the spacing between the pins. A G4 bipin has 4mm spacing, a G5.3 has 5.3mm spacing, and so on. You’ll encounter a lot of bipin bulbs. They are often known by their “G” nu...

Test Drive: All-new 2020 Infiniti QX50 AWD – Business – Monroe News – Monroe, Michigan

Entry price: $37,250Price as tested: $49,630This week, we’re driving the all-new 2020 Infiniti QX50 SUV, delivered in Essential trim with AWD and featuring an all new design and first ever variable compression (VC) 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. Before we get further into explaining the advantages of this new engine, it is important to note that Infiniti took a year off to make sure its new generation QX50 is truly “all new” and that everything works properly for competing in this very important luxury sport Crossover/SUV segment.The 2020 Infiniti QX50 offers consumers five front-drive trims, starting with Pure ($37,250), Luxe ($40,250), Essential ($44,100), and two new trims for ’20 Sensory ($48,900) and Autograph ($53,850). If you want AWD, add $2,000 to these prices.All ’20 QX50s now include Apple and Android compatibility as standard along with previously optional driver-assist features. The two new trim levels help branch out the lineup while every QX50 produced now features forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitor, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, rear cross traffic alert with braking and automatic high beams.I’ve always respected Infiniti w...

Why the US is leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases

From the first known patient in late January to now almost 100,000 infected, the United States has earned the unwanted distinction of leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases.  Close to 1,500 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 illness — though for now the death rate remains far lower than Italy and several European countries.  Public health experts say that while we’ve yet to hit the peak of the US epidemic, there are several reasons why the COVID-19 disease has exploded in America. Early on in the outbreak, President Donald Trump was accused of downplaying its severity, saying that sustained community spread was not “inevitable” even after a senior health official said it was, which could have led to a sense of complacency. As the illness took root, first in the West Coast states of Washington and California, the US was unable to perform meaningful levels of contact tracing because it was so slow off the mark with testing. The government initially refused to relax regulatory hurdles that would have allowed states and local health departments to develop their own test kits based on guidelines provided by the World Health Organization, and all ...

Get a jump on the crowds: More than 180 deals to catch this Black Friday

Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. Our biggest newspaper of the year, including all the Black Friday deals, will be available Thursday. Tallahassee Democrat Luckily for you, we’ve put in the hard hours, scoured circulars from major retailers and whittled some of the best deals downs to this handy list. The usual deals on linens, clothes, shoes and boots are still crowd-pleasers, along with  many other great finds. Don’t forget to look for the best coupon, too. For example, JCPenney is handing out coupons before the doors open at 2 p.m. Thursday and customers could receive one of three coupons while supplies last: $500 off, $100 off or $10 off.  Also, Macy...

Full list Gold and Tweed Coast Christmas church services

CHRISTMAS is not only a time for families to celebrate Santa and his reindeer, but a time to reconnect with your local church and remember the birth of Jesus. Here is a full list of all the church services happening on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day across the Gold and Tweed Coasts. Southland Christian Centre, 60 Gaven Arterial Road Maudsland, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, both 9am. Hillsong Church, 7 Kohl St, Upper Coomera: Christmas Eve 9am, 11am, 5.30pm Christmas Day 8.30am, 10.15am. Crosslife Baptist Helensvale, 23 Discovery Drv Helensvale: Christmas Eve 8am, 6pm. Christmas Day 8am. Guardian Angels Church, 99 Scarborough St, Southport: Christmas Eve 6pm; Christmas Day 12am, 7am, 10am, 4pm, 5pm. St Peter’s Anglican Church, 83 Nerang St, Southport: Christmas Eve 7pm; Christmas Day 7am, 9.30am, 5.45pm. Southport Uniting Church, cnr Short and Scarborough streets: Christmas Eve 8.20am, 4pm; Christmas Day 8.20am. Surfcity Church, 3046 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise: Christmas Eve 9.30am; Christmas Day 9am. Arundel Presbyterian Church, 132 Allied Dr, Arundel: Christmas Eve 8.45am, 10.45am, 6pm; Christmas Day 8am. St Brigid’s Catholic Parish, 39-49 McLaren Rd, Nerang: C...

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – BIG KAISER Precision Tooling is adding more than 30 pressed-geometry carbide inserts

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – BIG KAISER Precision Tooling is adding more than 30 pressed-geometry carbide inserts for its tools. The new insert design is the result of extensive research and testing. • Improved chip control from optimized chip breakers, even when boring gummy materials such as low-carbon or stainless steel • More positive cutting geometries to reduce cutting forces, chatter, vibration when used in deep-hole boring operations BIG KAISER offers a range of insert grades and geometries for rough and finish boring, grooving, and precision cutting, including indexable inserts. Tungsten Carbide Products, Rock Drilling Tools, Cnc Inserts & Tools – Jinxin,https://www.zhuzhoucarbide.com/

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Little Caesars eyes Town of Plattsburgh location | Local News

Planner Trevor Cole said the pizza chain was featured on the Town Planning Board’s January agenda. Cole said the request was in its early stages and would be seeking site plan review at the upcoming session.  “The plans themselves don’t say, ‘Little Caesars,’” he said, “but we’ve been told that’s what it is.”  The group, founded in 1959 and headquartered in Michigan, has stores in 50 U.S. states and 26 countries and territories, making it the third largest pizza chain in the world.  Per its website, the chain was named “Best Value in America” for the past 12 years via a national survey of quick-service restaurants conducted by Sandelman & Associates. “Little Caesars products are made with quality ingredients, like fresh, never frozen, mozzarella and Muenster cheese and sauce made from fresh-packed, vine-ripened California crushed tomatoes,” the website says.  The featured Town Board request seeks a special-use permit to add a pick-up window to an existing structure, at 71 to 75 Smithfield Blvd. in the Town of Plattsburgh, for a “proposed fast-food franchise.” The address would pl...

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