The clay courts of Roland Garros not only give the players the opportunity to show off

The clay courts of Roland Garros not only give the players the opportunity to show off their playmaking creativity, but that of their clothing sponsors as well. Bold colors and unique patterns are as part of the Paris fabric as Nadal forehand winners. After all, it is the fashion capital of the world. For 2019, the NikeCourt Paris Collection introduces a tennis-specific toile print which adopts an 18th-century art form to decorate the apparel. Admittedly, I had to look up what toile is—I thought it had something to do with all the laboring one must do to win on clay. But it clearly holds more artistic value. The design on the men’s polo and women’s long-sleeve top depicts pastoral scenes with skeletons engaged in tennis-related vignettes scattered over the black and white knit fabric. There are also nods to Nike-specific details such as a swoosh on a skeleton’s shoes and the trees and geese that populate the company’s headquarters in the Pacific Northwest. Players will also be wearing two more distinct looks: a floral print blending peonies and roses, which appears on the men’s jacket, pant and shorts; and bees, a mark of French heritage, on the women’s top. “We wan...

O’Connell in The Conversation: 60 Days in Iceberg Alley, Drilling for Marine Sediment to Decipher Earth’s Climate 3M Years Ago

Wesleyan faculty frequently publish articles based on their scholarship in The Conversation US, a nonprofit news organization with the tagline, “Academic rigor, journalistic flair.” In a new article, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Suzanne O’Connell writes about her work on board the JOIDES Resolution research vessel in the Scotia Sea, drilling for sediment core samples to study how much and how fast the Antarctic ice sheets melted between 2.5 to 4 million years ago, the last time atmospheric CO2 was at the same level as today.  60 days in Iceberg Alley, drilling for marine sediment to decipher Earth’s climate 3 million years ago Competition is stiff for one of the 30 scientist berths on the JOIDES Resolution research vessel. I’m one of the lucky ones, granted the opportunity to work 12-hour days, seven days a week for 60 days as part of Expedition 382 “Iceberg Alley” in the Scotia Sea, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. I’m a paleooceanographer. My research focuses on how Earth’s oceans and climate operated in the past; I’m especially interested in how much and how fast the Antarctic ice sheets melted between 2.5 to 4 million years ago, the last time atmosphe...

TASTE OF WHEATON: May 30 to June 2, downtown Wheaton. It fills several blocks with carnival

TASTE OF WHEATON: May 30 to June 2, downtown Wheaton. It fills several blocks with carnival rides, local food, live entertainment, family-friendly games and crafts, a beer garden, business expo, the Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K and half-mile Zippity Zoo Run (wheatonparkdistrict.com), art and craft vendors, and Art in the Park. Music lovers can enjoy acts such as Vital Signs, Libido Funk Circus, Hi Infidelity and Red Woody, plus 11 others. Cost: Free admission. Information: wheatonparkdistrict.com. “MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET” BY BUFFALO THEATRE ENSEMBLE: 8 p.m. May 30 to June 1 and 3 p.m. June 2, McAninch Arts Center’s Playhouse Theatre at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Ever since the miraculous night in 1942, when the Blessed Mother appeared to grandpa in his barbershop, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks’ 20-foot shrine as a beacon of hope and faith. The show is Jeff Awards recommended. Cost: $40. Information: atthemac.org, 630-942-4000. LIZZADRO MUSEUM MOVING: Closing May 31, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. The museum prepares to move to a larger space in Oak Brook and reopen in the fall. It opened in Elmhurst...

Knowledge, expertise and experience for quality medical aesthetics

Northborough – Twelve years ago, after more than 30 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Jean Casello realized her life’s passion: medical aesthetics. However, when she set out to travel across the country to learn about the field, there was little to no formal training available. She took it upon herself to identify plastic surgeons and other physicians who were performing the procedures she wanted to learn and shadowed them during one-on-one sessions. Upon her return home five years later, she established RenovoMD, a medical aesthetics practice in Shrewsbury. Dr. Casello relocated the practice to Northborough in 2011. So, what exactly is medical aesthetics? Think cosmetic medicine. According to the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, medical aesthetics “comprises all medical procedures that are aimed at improving the physical appearance and satisfaction of the patient, using non-invasive to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.” RenovoMD’s services range from injectables like Botox, Juvederm and other fillers; laser hair removal and skin resurfacing; chemical peels; medical grade facials; acne treatment; and more. CoolSculpting is one of the more popular services among Ren...

Global Compost Turning Machine Market Future Trends, Revenue Growth, Profitability and Leading Players 2018-2028

Researchmoz added Most up-to-date research on “Compost Turning Machine Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment, 2018-2028” to its huge collection of research reports. An insight on the important factors and trends influencing the market. Future Market Insights’ recently published research study on the Compost Turning Machine market, titled “Compost Turning Machine: Global Industry Analysis, 2013-2017, and Forecast, 2018-2028”, offers a detailed value-volume analysis of the Compost Turning Machine market along with insights via. BPS analysis in (US$ Mn), on the basis of product type, output capacity and end-use industry. The volume analysis, for the compost turning machine market, has been done in units (i.e. the number of Compost Turning Machines), covering data for the historical period ranging from 2013-2017 and forecasted up to 2028 with 2018 as the base year. In addition to the quantitative analyses provided by market size estimates and growth trends, the report on the global compost turning machine market also provides qualitative analysis in the form of market dynamics, such as drivers, restraints, trends and opportunities, forecast factors, ...

SilverStone ST1200-PTS PSU Review: Compact But Powerful

The SilverStone ST1200-PTS is the smallest power supply with 1200W max power available in the market today. So, if you really want so many watts out of such a small PSU, there is no alternative. The unit also manages to achieve low noise output under light and mid loads, something impressive given its overpopulated PCB and the fairly small, 120mm, fan. Nonetheless, performance-wise it doesn’t stack up so well against similarly priced and capacity PSUs, which have notably larger dimensions though. SilverStone-ST1200-PTS Pros Full power at 47°C Efficient High Power Factor readings Low inrush current Fully modular 8x PCIe & 2x EPS connectors Compact dimensions Cons Unable to deliver full power with 100V input Not high overall performance Inaccurate power ok signal Verdict The ST1200-PTS is the smallest 1200W PSU available, but to hit that tiny size, it compromises a bit on performance. 3.5/5 $236.39Amazon (function(){ var shopLinkJsData = { event: ’10′, evars: {“eVar43″:”$236.39″,”eVar23″:”ShoppingBlock_template_button_button”,”eVar34″:”Amazon”,”eVar18″:”thaus-B07N4QD7RM&...

The following are the latest and greatest in hydraulic excavators, for all your digging and lifting

The following are the latest and greatest in hydraulic excavators, for all your digging and lifting needs on pipeline jobsites. PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) introduces the Cat 336, the next generation of hydraulic excavators. The Cat 336 raises the bar for efficiency and fuel economy in this size class with a Cat C9.3 ACERT engine and 311 hp (232 kW). A precise combination of lower engine speed and large hydraulic pump pressure and flow delivers more work per unit of fuel, increasing fuel efficiency up to 15 percent. Extended maintenance intervals increase uptime and reduces cost. Pipeline jobsites where excavators would typically work can be rugged and challenging. The Cat 336 provides a solution to this with a cab that protects the operator as much as possible from the fatigue, stresses, sounds and temperatures of the job. All controls are in front of the operator which means no twisting around. The Cat 336 also offers the industry’s highest level of standard factory-equipped technology, including Cat GRADE with 2D, GRADE with Assist, and PAYLOAD. In addition, Cat Connect Technology gives operators of all experience levels the ability to dig, load, and grade with mo...

The global Fire-resistant Aluminum Composite Panel market is valued at million US$ in 2018 is expected

The global Fire-resistant Aluminum Composite Panel market is valued at million US$ in 2018 is expected to reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2019-2025. Access Report Details at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/global-fire-resistant-aluminum-composite-panel-market-research-report This report focuses on Fire-resistant Aluminum Composite Panel volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Fire-resistant Aluminum Composite Panel market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect. Regionally, this report focuses on several key regions: North America, Europe, China and Japan. Key companies profiled in Fire-resistant Aluminum Composite Panel Market report are Arconic, Yaret Industrial Group 3a Composites, Alubond U.S.A., Alumax Industrial, Shanghai Huayuan New Composite Materials, Changshu Kaidi Decoration Material, Guangzhou Xinghe Acp, Jyi Shyang Industrial, Mitsubishi Chemical and more in term of company basic information, Product Introduction, Application, Specification, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019), etc. Honeycomb Panel, Corru...

How the Hanseroth twins and Brandi Carlile became a Grammy-storming ‘misfit’ family

MAPLE VALLEY — Phil and Tim Hanseroth were milling around the lobby of the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Seattle last month. Guitars in tow, Brandi Carlile’s longtime bandmates — endeared to fans as simply “the twins” — were waiting on the folk star and Dave Grohl. The Seattle rock heroes were en route to an impromptu busking session at Pike Place Market that would be viewed by scores of lucky tourists and a couple of million fans on Carlile’s Facebook Live feed when the brothers got a call. Carlile was on the line with a last-minute request. Apparently, Grohl wanted to know if they’d learn AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock,” a staple in Grohl’s Foo Fighters cover-song arsenal, shortly before they’re about to post up beneath the farmers market sign. “It’s like the one AC/DC song that’s like eight minutes long — not really an intuitive AC/DC song,” Tim says. “So, we’re like ‘[Expletive].’” With the clock ticking, the twins pulled up the song (six minutes, for the record) on their iPhones and got to work in the hotel lobby. While video of the mini concert at the market instantly went viral and is bound to live on in Seattle music lore, it seems the hotel staff was less impressed with t...

France 3 a définitivement sauté le pas de la télévision numérique. Depuis samedi 27 juin, la chaîne diffuse

France 3 a définitivement sauté le pas de la télévision numérique. Depuis samedi 27 juin, la chaîne diffuse tous ses programmes au format 16/9, y compris pour ses décrochages régionaux. C’est précisément la spécificité régionale de France 3 qui a retardé sa conversion, effective depuis déjà un an chez France 2, France 4 et France 5. Comme pour les autres chaînes TV diffusées en 16/9, il ne suffit pas d’avoir un écran 16/9 pour profiter pleinement du nouveau format de France 3 : il faut aussi recevoir la télévision en numérique, par la TNT, le satellite, le câble ou l’ADSL, pour obtenir une image parfaitement calée à l’écran. Un paramétrage du décodeur TNT peut être nécessaire si la mise à jour ne se fait pas automatiquement. Si la réception télé est analogique, il faudra zoomer sur l’image pour combler tout l’écran 16/9, avec une perte de qualité à la clé. Sur les téléviseurs 4/3 traditionnels, la diffusion des programmes en 16/9 provoque l’apparition de bandes noires en haut et en bas de l’écran. C’est le cas en réception analogique hertzienne (TV classique) mais aussi en TNT. S’il s’agit d’une réception an...

10 holiday gift ideas for Colorado’s outdoorsy people

We know: Shopping for outdoorsy gifts at REI can be as intimidating as getting lost in the mountains. That’s why we’ve put together this list of specialized outdoors items to minimize your pain as you traverse the gauntlet of confusing gear that lies between you and the perfect gift. Just don’t unclip our carabiner if they already have what we told you to get them, OK? We can only help so much. Yeah, this is kind of a cop-out. But blame it on Denver’s Topo Design for having too much drool-worthy, outdoor-inspired gear to pick any one item. If pressed to pick favorites, the Klettersack ($170), which may be the brand’s flagship product, is a safe bet. Designed and produced in Colorado, the bag sports oversized zippers and corder stitching, mimicking the look and quality of high-end outdoors gear in a bag that can equally take on both the work week and a quick Saturday hike. If bags aren’t your bag, check out the Tech Trench ($230), the company’s first waterproof jacket. The jacket marks a trend toward technical gear (as the name suggests) for Topo and is the company’s first piece of gear with a 10K waterproof rating. Translation: It’ll hold up to most rain and snowstorms you’ll en...

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