Guest opinion: Natural gas ban is more about optics than sound policy | News

The Mountain View City Council’s ban on natural gas is heavy-handed and a distraction from the real climate change issues facing the planet. To take real action on climate change, we need to stop getting distracted by low-impact fads like banning plastic straws and natural gas in the home, as two recent examples of policies that address far less than 1% of emissions. I work in renewable energy, and as one who devotes his career to the cause, I suggest that we think and plan strategically to work toward making meaningful solutions realizable, rather than adopting a patchwork of unscientific, ineffectual and costly tactics. The meaningful steps that consumers can take to reduce emissions include flying less; driving less or in more efficient cars; eating less meat; using greener energy sources; and living in higher density areas (15% less energy use per capita results from each doubling of city size). The City Council has taken real steps along some of these vectors, for example delivering renewable energy through the Silicon Valley Clean Energy program. If the city wants to move more aggressively, I would suggest considering variants on these policies to incentivize greener...

5 Black Friday 2019 Car Seat Sales You Seriously *Have* To Check Out

A car seat is one of the most important big-ticket items you’ll buy for your child, and every parent wants the safest option available. Unfortunately, the most state-of-the-art models available tend to be on the pricier side. That’s why Black Friday car seat sales are worth checking out: Prices are often marked down by as much as $100 on some of the most in-demand car seats on the market, so you won’t have to compromise your standards to accommodate your budget. When you’re choosing a car seat, you want to make sure that it can withstand long trips and offer extensive protection when you’re on the go, but you also want it to meet your little one’s specific needs. Some are made for certain age ranges or weights while others can adapt to your child’s growth throughout the years. Thanks to modern technology, there’s even a car seat that provides alerts when an unsafe situation arises once your child is strapped in. Whether you’re looking for an advanced car seat like the one mentioned or a traditional one that will last you years and convert for every stage of your child’s life (so long as they need a car seat), there are so many discounted options ava...

New electric bicycle deals you won’t want to miss – Early Black Friday sales

We’re still more than a week away from Black Friday, but that hasn’t stopped many electric bicycle and scooter retailers from starting their big sales early.  Check out all the ways to save a heap of cash on your new e-bike or electric scooter today! I recently reviewed the Lectric XP folding fat tire electric bicycle and found it to be an incredible bang-for-your-buck deal. The e-bike can hit speeds of up to 28 mph, has a range of 25-50 miles and folds to fit in tight spaces. It even comes with higher-end parts than you’d expect, like disc brakes, full-metal fenders, built-in lights and a strong rear rack. Kent’s step through e-bike is a great option for city commuters. Its step-through design makes it easy to mount and its large 700c wheels are perfect for rolling over speed bumps, potholes, curbs or anything else the urban jungle can throw at you. This 20 mph e-bike can travel up to 20 miles on a charge and is already a deal at its normal price of $798. Eahora’s X3 cute little folding electric bike is a great option for anyone who wants a full-featured e-bike that takes up a small amount of space (and a small amount of space in your wallet). The bike has an MSRP of $899 and ...

Fibo UK has achieved a Class 1 fire rating on its Grey Concrete, White Tile Silk

Fibo UK has achieved a Class 1 fire rating on its Grey Concrete, White Tile Silk and Titan bathroom wall panels. The classification relates to BS 467 Part 7: 1987, which looks at the distance and time it takes for flames to spread across a surface. To achieve a Class 1 rating (with Class 4 the worst), the surface must prevent flames from spreading no more than 165mm in 10 minutes. Scott Beattie, Managing Director of Fibo UK, comments: “Our Class 1 fire rated panels are ideal for public sector projects that require a higher performance level, whether that’s hospitals, schools or high-rise flats. They’re an ideal option for Councils that want extra peace of mind. These options mean Councils can choose a durable, low-maintenance alternative to tiles that’s quicker and easier to fit, and provides a proven level of fire protection.” Grey Concrete and White Tile Silk from Fibo’s Marcato range are available with or without an authentic routed ‘grouting’ line, while Titan is a smooth grey panel from the Traditional range. The rest of Fibo’s range has a comfortable Class 2 rating, where the spread of flame is no more than 215mm in the first 1½ minutes, with an overall spread of no more ...

D&H Distributing installs video wall powered by Gefen

D&H Distributing, an IT and pro A/V distributor, recently installed a five-by-three panel video wall in its headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to showcase brands it carries. The company selected Gefen’s 4K AV over-IP transmitter and receiver solution to push HD content to the display, according to the release. For the actual video wall, D&H used 15 NEC 55-inch ultra-narrow bezel display panels along with four 4K digital signage players and content management from the Lenovo LDS platform. It also uses Gefen’s 4K EXT-UHD-LANS-TX transmitter and EXT-UHD-LANS-RX receiver as well as the EXT-CU-LAN Matrix Controller. The company can use this video wall in a number of different configurations, such as creating a three-by-three main display with flanking displays for supplemental content, according to the release. “We are working on a number of reseller events where we bring in clients to share our knowledge about new products and trends in the Pro AV sector,” Jason Fregede, pro A/V solutions architect, D&H, said in the release. “Outfitting our headquarters with solution-based labs, like the Gefen-powered video wall, puts our expertise fro...

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Market Size, Business Strategies, Trends, Key Manufacturers and SWOT Analysis 2024

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Market report covers the disease overview, definition, classification, symptoms, ethology, pathophysiology and diagnostic methods. The investigation depends on patient take-up by treatments, deals forecast of each medication by concentrate the explanations for the maximal utilization of new medicines. A relative investigation is likewise done based on part of the overall industry and size by evaluating the drugs take-up to extend the treatment situating in the market. It also covers the complete treatment methodologies and therapy areas under research and development The report gives an exhaustive record of the all patient pool, diagnosed cases and potential patient pool qualified for the treatment. It additionally incorporates the clarification of changing patterns of the study of disease transmission in the wake of assessing various examinations, review reports and perspectives. Look insights of Global Metastatic Prostate Cancer Market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/275437 The report offers a complete account of the total patient pool, diagnosed cases and potential patient pool eligible for the treatment. This segment emphas...

18 More Gift and Brand Suggestions For Hanukkah 2019

Hanukkah is this month with the first night of candle starting Dec. 22 and ending the 30th. But it is never too soon to start planning for your holiday season gift shopping. Aiming to give you gift suggestions for a variety of ages, backgrounds and price-points, as a follow-up to my recent “Black Friday” round-up, below are 18 more Holiday 2019 gift and/or brand suggestions. Art 4 All HatsArt 4 All offers adjustable, snapback hats that feature gorgeous, Western landscape-inspired original artwork. These hats are both fun and somewhat-mysterious while also keeping the sun out of your eyes. Abby Paffrath, a Breckenridge, Colorado native, is the artist behind these hats. As largely inspired by both her love of the Colorado mountains and her time spent in Bali. When not in her studio, Paffrath works as an art educator for a Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based nonprofit group called pARTners. Meat Handler & Shredder by The GrommetMeat-shredding claws – a.k.a. “bear paws” — are often imitated, but Meat Handler & Shredder are the real deal, durable and made in the U.S.A. Its 6 super-sharp prongs easily shred meat, and offer a great grip to lift large roasts or turkeys, holding them st...

It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.

A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant, it became the experience that defined us all. A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant, it became the experience that defined us all. The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its engine dampening into a murmur and then finally trailing off, it became unthinkably quiet on the beach, and the largeness and strangeness of our surroundings were suddenly apparent. It was a familiar phenomenon for Jon from the start of all his trips: a moment that people instinctually paused to soak in. To me, it felt like those scenes of astronauts who, having finally rattled free of the earth’s atmosphere, slip into the stillness of space. Except we weren’t in space. We were on earth — finally, really on earth. We were only starting to move ar...