Why The Most Coveted Democratic Endorser In Iowa Isn’t Picking Sides : NPR

Iowa state Auditor Rob Sand is seen in his office at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Multiple presidential campaigns have sought Sand’s endorsement in the final stretch before next month’s caucuses, which he has declined to give. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption Iowa state Auditor Rob Sand is seen in his office at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Multiple presidential campaigns have sought Sand’s endorsement in the final stretch before next month’s caucuses, which he has declined to give. A wide open competitive presidential primary should be a moment of opportunity and peak political leverage for ambitious and aspiring politicians in places like Iowa. But one of the most sought-after Democrats in the first-in-the-nation caucus state isn’t interested in endorsing a presidential candidate. As the youngest of a handful of Democrats in statewide office in Iowa, state Auditor Rob Sand, who was elected in 2018, is often mentioned as a potential future U.S. Senate or gubernatorial candidate. But despite getting courted by candidates ranging from Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Sand says endorsements “barely” matte...

As a Hackaday writer, you can never predict where the comments of your posts will go.

As a Hackaday writer, you can never predict where the comments of your posts will go. Some posts seem to be ignored, while others have a good steady stream of useful feedback. But sometimes the comment threads just explode, heading off into seemingly uncharted territory only tangentially related to the original post. Such was the case with [Steven Dufresne]’s recent post about decimal time, where the comments quickly became a heated debate about the relative merits of metric and imperial units. As I read the thread, I recalled any of the numerous and similarly tangential comments on various reddit threads bashing the imperial system, and decided that enough was enough. I find the hate for the imperial system largely unfounded, and so I want to rise to its defense. What is a system of units anyway? At its heart, is just a way to measure the world. I could very easily measure the length and width of a room using my feet, toe to heel. Most of us have probably done just that at some point, and despite the inconvenient and potentially painful problem of dealing with fractionalization of your lower appendage, it’s a totally valid if somewhat imprecise method. You could easily pace out...

Duke Energy offers tips to trim energy use in the new year

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — If saving money made your New Year’s resolution list, start by cutting your energy use, to save money year-round. With some simple lifestyle tweaks, you can trim your energy usage and help keep your 2020 budget in check. Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit. Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit’s regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, ...

Turning Tool Inserts Market – Latest Innovations, Drivers and Industry Key Events 2019– 2028

Turning Tool Inserts Market 2018: Global Industry Insights by Global Players, Regional Segmentation, Growth, Applications, Major Drivers, Value and Foreseen till 2024 The recent published research report sheds light on critical aspects of the global Turning Tool Inserts market such as vendor landscape, competitive strategies, market drivers and challenges along with the regional analysis. The report helps the readers to draw a suitable conclusion and clearly understand the current and future scenario and trends of global Turning Tool Inserts market. The research study comes out as a compilation of useful guidelines for players to understand and define their strategies more efficiently in order to keep themselves ahead of their competitors. The report profiles leading companies of the global Turning Tool Inserts market along with the emerging new ventures who are creating an impact on the global market with their latest innovations and technologies. The recent published study includes information on key segmentation of the global Turning Tool Inserts market on the basis of type/product, application and geography (country/region). Each of the segments included in the report is stu...

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) Stock Crosses Above 200-Day Moving Average of $10.78

Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) passed above its two hundred day moving average during trading on Monday . The stock has a two hundred day moving average of $10.78 and traded as high as $12.01. Mueller Water Products shares last traded at $12.00, with a volume of 33,615 shares trading hands. Several brokerages recently issued reports on MWA. ValuEngine cut Mueller Water Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, December 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Mueller Water Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 8th. Oppenheimer set a $13.00 target price on Mueller Water Products and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 26th. Finally, TheStreet raised Mueller Water Products from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, September 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 2.10 and a current ratio of 3.18. ...

British sports car manufacturer Caterham have announced that they’ll be branching into the world of motorcycles,

British sports car manufacturer Caterham have announced that they’ll be branching into the world of motorcycles, with two e-bikes being introduced for 2014. Best known for their lightweight Seven sports car model, Caterham have historically stuck to the same formula of providing accesible thrills to drivers and now aim to do the same for two wheeled road users. The first and most radical of the two electric bike models is the Carbon E-Bike. Apparently inspired by technology coming from Caterham’s F1 team, it’s an intriguing thing to look at. Both the wheels and huge 4.8in tyres hold Surly branding and look like parts taken straight from a fat bike. The frame itself is a combination of carbon fibre and aluminium components, there’s supposedly adjustment in the chassis. Caterham claim this allows the bike to be adapted to the size and shape of each rider – and that’s once you’ve chosen from one of three frame sizes. There’s a carbon girder fork up front, while the rear suspension looks like that of a motocross bike and is paired to a Marzocchi Roco Air rear shock. A 36-volt, 250-watt Panasonic motor will apply power to the rear wheel via Shimano’s Nexus eight-speed hub gear. Speed...

North America LED Lighting Market Expected to Grow with a CAGR of 9% During the Forecast Period, 2019-2024

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “North America LED Lighting Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Light-emitting diodes (LED) are semiconductor devices that produce non-coherent and narrow spectrum light when forward voltage is applied. As compared to conventional lights, LED lights are environment-friendly in nature and they save around 90% of the overall energy consumption. Some of the other advantages associated with LED lights include reliability, compact size, fast switching, longer lifespan, improved physical robustness, low heat output and minimum radiation emission. LED lights require a constant-current DC power source rather than a standard AC line voltage. Owing to this, LED lights find wide applications in industries such as automobiles, real estate, infrastructures, and consumer electronics. Bedside Led Table Lamp Supplier Best-Selling The North America LED lighting market is currently being driven by several factors. The booming lighting industry can be accredited to the rising demand for energy-efficient products and up-gradation of exis...

I. The inborn inequality of the various individuals of the human species poses the most intricate

I. The inborn inequality of the various individuals of the human species poses the most intricate problem for all interhuman relations. In any social system the main issue is how to promote peaceful co-operation among people markedly different from one another not only in bodily characteristics but also in mental capacity, will power, and moral strength. For thousands of years people knew only one method of dealing with inborn inequality: to make the superiority of the stronger over the weaker prevail throughout. The stronger beat the weaker into submission. A hierarchical order of hereditary castes was established under which the kings and aristocrats administered all affairs for their own benefit, while the lower strata of the population had no other function than that of toiling for their masters and of making life as agreeable as possible for them. The modern system of the market economy—capitalism—radically differs from the status system of the ancien régime. On the market the consumers, i.e., all of the people, are supreme. They determine by their buying or abstention from buying what should be produced, in what quantity, and of what quality. By the instrumentality of prof...

Velomacchi builds a functional, compact, and — dare we say — stylish way to stash tools

Velomacchi builds a functional, compact, and — dare we say — stylish way to stash tools on your motorcycle. Overlanding by motorcycle requires planning and packing for inevitable mechanical issues. Unlike four-wheeled vehicles, packing space is severely limited on a motorcycle. A tool roll is an amazingly space-efficient method of hauling the necessary tools for trailside repairs. The Velomacchi Speedway Tool Roll ($75) does it in a compact form factor that complies with the limited dimensions of bike luggage. I’ve been testing a unit for several months on adventure and dual sport rides in California, Colorado, and Baja Mexico. The Velomacchi Speedway Tool Roll stores, organizes, and keeps tools clean in a compact manner. It helps keep both tools and parts grit-free and contained when deployed for trailside repairs. I loaded a heap of tools into mine (see the list at bottom of this article). And I still had room to spare and refrained from packing other tools due to weight concerns. Full of tools, the Speedway Tool Roll formed a 10.5 x 4.5-inch cylinder that weighed almost 7 pounds. This dense and compact package easily fit in the bottom (to keep the center of gravity as low as...

5G networks offer excellent capabilities that make them the ideal choice to meet the wide variety

5G networks offer excellent capabilities that make them the ideal choice to meet the wide variety of needs in the construction industry. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way the construction industry does business, allowing companies to become faster, smarter, safer, and more efficient. The industry has entered a new phase of digitalization through IoT and other enabling technologies. IoT devices are no longer just primary sensors, but they are evolving into advanced computers, which are capable of new and demanding applications in construction projects such as remote operation, supply replenishment, construction tools, equipment tracking, equipment servicing, repair, remote usagemonitoring, augmented reality (AR), building information modelling (BIM), predictive maintenance, progress monitoring, construction safety, and quality monitoring. Clearly, there’s a growing need for bandwidth. Given that the adoption of IoT in the industry is projected to keep on rising, the future success of deployments will rely on innovations in connectivity, like 5G. Early adopters in the industry are already using IoT solutions, albeit in a fragmented approach.  There’s no develop...

This flexible wearable can help prevent back-pain by constantly correcting your posture

Little did Leo Ochoa know, the work from his summer job as a wildlife firefighter many years ago, would give his spine, of all things, back problems. The risk of backache exists practically with every profession… whether it involves long hours on foot, heavy lifting, or even sitting on an uncomfortable chair at work for half a day. For Leo, a short stint as a firefighter was enough for him to feel the fatigue on his spine. Once he realized that he wasn’t the only one, and that almost everyone past a certain age feels spinal fatigue (most people normalize it), Leo went on to develop the Dorsum Exospine. Think of the Dorsum Exospine as a corrective aid you wear whenever needed… like spectacles or a helmet, but for your back. The Dorsum Exospine is a molded plastic spine that you wear for the better part of your day, going about your work, with it comfortably strapped to your back. It sits flush against your lumbar spine (lower back), reminding you to correct your posture and keep your spine aligned to relieve back pain as well as prevent the likelihood of further injuries. Molded from a thermoplastic polymer, the Dorsum Exospine is a combination of lightweight, supportive, and fle...

High School Football | Edenton Aces score late to defeat rival Northeastern Eagles | w/Video | Local

John A. Holmes running back Mitjonta Stanley (with ball) scored three touchdowns with a two-point conversion against Northeastern, Friday, September 27, 2019. Northeastern’s Jerron Hinton during the football game against Edenton-John A. Holmes, Friday, September 27, 2019. John A. Holmes running back Mitjonta Stanley (with ball) scored three touchdowns with a two-point conversion against Northeastern, Friday, September 27, 2019. Northeastern’s Jerron Hinton during the football game against Edenton-John A. Holmes, Friday, September 27, 2019. It was another memorable high school football game between rivals John A. Holmes and Northeastern Friday night at the Northeastern Athletic Complex in Elizabeth City. Edenton made enough stops on defense as it secured a 34-28 win in a matchup of two teams that entered the game ranked in the Associated Press North Carolina high school football poll. The Aces (5-0), which entered the game ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, took a 34-28 lead with seven minutes, 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter on a Mitjonta Stanley 7-yard touchdown run. The Eagles (4-1), which entered the contest ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, had multiple chances to tie...