Kohl’s recalling triple-wick candles deemed dangerous

first_img Kohl’s recalling triple-wick candles deemed dangerous Pinterest By Jon Zimney – November 16, 2020 0 215 WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ (Photo supplied/Consumer Product Safety Commission) Kohl’s is recalling more than a half-million candles because they can pose a fire hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.The recall is for SONOMA Goods For Life brand three-wick candles that come in glass containers with metal lids.The candle’s high flames can ignite the surface of the wax or cause the glass to break.The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received more than two-dozen reports, five of which resulted in minor burns or property damage.Anybody who has the candles is advised to stop using them and return them to Kohl’s. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebook Previous articleGrants give Michigan City businesses a fighting chanceNext articleNorth Judson-San Pierre Schools going virtual Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Simplify and accelerate digital transformation with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services from Dell

first_imgMany customers I speak to tell me they understand that digital transformation is becoming a critical path (in some cases a mandate) towards enabling new business outcomes/results, capitalizing on market trends, and gaining a competitive advantage. Hybrid cloud technologies are both a means and key tool in successfully taking that digital transformation journey.We’ve worked with our long time industry partner, Microsoft Corp. to provide flexible, differentiated on-ramps to hybrid cloud environments. Now Dell and Microsoft are working together to leverage IT services delivered from Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to simplify and accelerate the successful implementation of hybrid cloudenvironments and fuel the needed digital transformations our customers require.Announcing Azure Cloud Services from DellToday, we are expanding our Microsoft hybrid cloud solutions with the announcement of the availability of Azure Backup and Azure TestDev Labs from Dell. Acquiring and using these services from Dell streamlines and speeds your IT operations into the cloud with rapid provisioning, multiple integrated adoption choices, and asingle point of contact for administration, billing, and support.Data backup and recovery is by far the most common cloud use case we see. Azure Backup is an industry-leading solution in Microsoft’s hybrid management portfolio, providing data protection for servers, PCs, and Azure-hosted virtual machines. It is a flexible, secure, scalable cloud service with no requirement for capital investment and provides a compelling alternative to other traditional backup methods. Azure Backup delivers predicable costs, short recovery times, and up to 99 years of data retention.The next most popular cloud use case is for application development environments. Customers need quick, controlled ways to create early-stage (“sandbox”) and test development environments, and Azure DevTest Labs provides this as a highly efficient, responsive, and governed cloud service. Developers can create and provision popular Windows and Linux environments on demand using reusable templates, formulas and artifacts. At the same time, control is maintained and costs optimized with policy-based limits on access, the number of virtual machines (VMs) per user, and the number of VMs per lab, as well as automated shut-down of VMs.Why Azure Cloud Services from Dell?Azure Cloud Services from Dell feature the same pay-as-you-go pricing you would expect from public cloud. Customers are charged for services consumed and there is no requirement for long term contracts. In fact, our customers can start or stop an Azure Service subscription at any time. Transitioning from traditional CAPEX models for acquiring IT resources to OPEX provides a transformative new mechanism to align IT costs to organizational operations and growth.What Dell provides in this equation is what we always have—the lowering of barriers to free our customers and unlock greater value. Using Azure Cloud Services from Dell removes administrative burdens for customers adopting public cloud with rapid “white glove” provisioning and integrated billing and support, so they can focus more on driving business outcomes without worrying about processes and control. Typical provisioning times are measured in hours. Dell will even integrate ordering and provisioning where it simplifies things for customers: for example, Backup is an orderable option with every Dell PowerEdge server.Being able to coordinate and scale IT services closely to business needs is the hallmark of a future-ready enterprise and a primary outcome of digital transformation. At Dell, we believe that hybrid cloud is your best tool for enabling this. Azure Cloud Services from Dell can deliver these capabilities to your organization immediately. And there is much more to come.  We continue to listen to our customers, and will be adding new features and services in the weeks and months ahead. We can’t wait to share more with you.Learn more about Azure Cloud Services from Dell  or contact us directly via email.last_img read more

Administration pledges more support for minority businesses

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is promising Black business executives that it plans to make sure that the government’s economic support programs are able to reach minority-owned businesses. Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen say the new administration intends to address problems in delivering aid to minority businesses in the government’s Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans to small businesses that can be forgiven as long as the businesses retain their employees or hire them back. Harris and Yellen spoke Friday at a virtual meeting with officials representing some of the 140 chapters of the Black Chambers of Commerce around the country.last_img read more

Queen of the Night Will Extend Its Reign Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Diirected by Christine Jones and created by Randy Weiner, the new production is a fusion of performance, music, circus, cuisine, design and nightlife that welcomes the audience into a wholly collaborative event. The evening is a dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina. Drinks will flow, dinner is served and over the course of the gala, guests will be engaged, entertained and immersed in this genre-blurring initiation. Make way for the Queen! Off-Broadway’s interactive entertainment experience Queen of the Night will extend its run of performances indefinitely. Originally only scheduled to play through February 9, the show is now set to officially open on February 1 at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel.center_img The Queen of the Night creative team also features set design by Jones, costume design by Thom Browne, lighting design by Austin R. Smith, sound design by Darron L. West and additional design by Douglas Little.last_img read more

Estelle Parsons Out of Velocity With Flu, Hopes to Return Before It Closes

first_imgEstelle Parsons, who received a Tony nod for her role in the soon-to-shutter The Velocity of Autumn, has not appeared in the play since April 23 after falling ill with the flu. According to a spokesperson for the production, the Oscar winner “hopes to return to the show tomorrow.” At time of closing on May 4, the play will have run for 22 preview performances and 16 regular performances at the Booth Theatre. Parson’s understudy is Libby George. View Comments Related Shows Estelle Parsons Written by Eric Colbe, directed by Molly Smith and also starring Stephen Spinella, The Velocity of Autumn tells the story of Alexandra (Parsons), a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Alexandra has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn Brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block, but when her estranged son Chris (Spinella) crawls through her second-floor window, he becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. The Velocity of Autumn Star Files The Velocity of Autumn premiered at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Idaho in 2011 before having a sold-out run at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage this past September. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014last_img read more

Duke Energy’s $3.5 Edwardsport coal experiment: ‘A catastrophe’ for ratepayers

first_imgDuke Energy’s $3.5 Edwardsport coal experiment: ‘A catastrophe’ for ratepayers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Indianapolis Business Journal:A consumer group is calling on Indiana utility regulators to revoke or modify approval of Duke Energy Corp.’s massive Edwardsport power plant, saying it is costing Indiana ratepayers too much money and has fallen far short of the company’s promises for producing low-cost electricity since going into service in 2013.Citizen Action Coalition of Indiana, which has repeatedly called the plant a “boondoggle” and a “science project,” and unsuccessfully tried to stop the project in court, on Wednesday asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to give the plant’s performance another look.“Building and operating Edwardsport has been an economic catastrophe for Duke’s ratepayers,” said David A. Schlissel, a consultant for CAC and director of resource planning analysis for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a think tank in Cleveland. “And Edwardsport will continue to be a catastrophe for ratepayers unless the IURC takes strong and effective actions to protect them.”The $3.5 billion plant in southwestern Indiana is one of the most expensive projects in state history and was funded largely by ratepayers.Currently, the average Duke Energy customer is paying $14.81 per month for the plant in their monthly bill through a tracker. Duke Energy wants to raise that amount to $15.39.During its 55 months of operations, the plant has had repeated outages and costly repairs, due to logged and corroded pipes, leaky valves and faulty thermocouples. The plant’s huge gasifiers have been taken out service during repairs.The gasifiers are key systems of the 618-megawatt plant, which converts coal into combustible synthetic gas to drive turbines that produce electricity.As a result, the plant has operated at an average of 40 percent capacity on synthetic gas, CAC said—far below the company’s original promise of 79 percent. Last year, the plant improved and operated at 60 percent of capacity, still below the promised level.“This coal-to-synthetic gas part of the plant is a Rube Goldberg machine, funded by unwilling ratepayers forced to pay excessive and unreasonable utility rates,” said Kerwin Olson, CAC’s executive director. “When is enough enough?”Duke Energy had originally described the plant as a producer of low-cost electricity. But costs soared far above its $1.6 million original construction estimate, due to under-estimations on the amount of pipe, concrete and other materials needed. Several major accidents shut down work areas for days.More: Consumer group says Indiana power plant has failed customerslast_img read more

Itaipú Hydroelectric Power Plant Gambles on “Green” Vehicles

first_imgBy Dialogo August 04, 2009 The Itaipú hydroelectric power plant, the world’s largest generating plant currently in operation, is working on the development of an electric bus that it hopes to start testing this year and that will join other “green” vehicles produced by the same firm. The bus represents a new phase in Itaipú’s project, in association with car-manufacturing firm Fiat, to develop a family of electric vehicles with “zero emission” of greenhouse gases. As part of this project by Itaipú, a binational Brazilian-Paraguayan firm, twenty-five cars and the prototype of an electric truck have already been manufactured. “Since we were already producing four electric vehicles a month, we decided to open new fronts in our work and develop heavy and mid-weight electric vehicles,” said the Brazilian general coordinator of the Electric Vehicle Project, Celso Novais, speaking to EFE in Foz de Iguazú, where the hydroelectric plant is located. The bus is currently in a design phase, and “the expectation is that we’ll start to assemble the first prototype on 5 September in order to start test-driving it within Itaipú on 15 November,” he explained. According to Novais, the bus is a project by Itaipú in association with Iveco, Fiat’s subsidiary for cargo vehicles, and the Brazilian autobody manufacturer Mascarello. The Swiss firm KWO, which developed the electrical system, also participated in manufacturing the cars. Itaipú has already mastered the technology needed to manufacture electric cars, and after having developed and won approval for the Palio Weekend (Fiat), with a range of 120 kilometers, the firm is working on projects to improve its efficiency and reduce its price. “As far as the truck is concerned, we’ve already been successful in around 70% of our tests of the first prototype,” Novais affirmed. The truck, a double-cab model, has a five-ton capacity (2.5 tons of its own weight and 2.5 tons of cargo), a range of one hundred kilometers, and a top speed of one hundred kilometers per hour. According to the engineers, it uses three batteries, due to the fact that it has a forty-kilowatt motor, almost three times more powerful than the motor used in the cars, which run on fifteen kilowatts. “We designed it to meet the needs of cooperatives that produce energy from biomass and want to use their excess for transport, as a way of saving fuel,” the engineer explained. “In Paraná (the southern Brazilian state in which Itaipú is located) there are a number of agricultural producers and pig farmers who have a surplus of biomass and use it to run their own electrical generators. They asked us for help because they produce more energy than they can consume,” he added. According to Novais, the electric truck costs more than a vehicle that runs on conventional fuels, but for the farmers it is more economical, because they do not pay for fuel. The engineer admitted that even though they are ecological models that do not cause pollution and are about as efficient as conventional vehicles, the great problem for electric vehicles is their price, practically double that of comparable gasoline-powered vehicles. “Since they use a special battery and components that aren’t yet mass-produced, their cost goes up a lot,” he added, explaining that the sodium battery represents almost 50% of the vehicle’s price. Nevertheless, Novais indicated that electric vehicles compensate over the long run from the financial perspective, because the cost per kilometer traveled is four times less than for gasoline-powered vehicles. According to his explanation, with 3.6 dollars’ worth of charge in the battery, at Brazilian residential utility rates, it is possible to travel 120 kilometers. “To go the same distance with a conventional vehicle, you’d have to pay four times as much,” he said. In order to reduce production costs, Itaipú is working on two strategies, developing a less-expensive battery and reducing the vehicle’s weight in order to increase its range, Novais said. A lighter-weight prototype made with carbon fiber had twice the range (220 kilometers), but its cost also went up due to the price of the material.last_img read more

Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert

first_imgComert made 31 appearances for Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Everton were linked with a move for Comert back in January but a deal failed to materialise and Arsenal could look to capitalise by offering him a chance to play in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery is keen to add a central defender to his ranks and Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the capture of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in a deal worth €25m.However, the highly-rated 18-year-old may end up staying at Saint-Etienne next season on loan from the Gunners to further his development, meaning Emery could sign another defender.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are operating under tight financial restrictions this summer following their failure to finish in the top-four and Comert’s £7m price tag makes him a realistic transfer target.Although he is yet to be capped by Switzerland at senior level, Comert has captained the U21 side and scored twice in six matches.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Eray Comert established himself as a first-team regular at FC Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is weighing up a move for FC Basel defender Eray Comert as he bids to bolster Arsenal’s defensive options ahead of the new season.According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are preparing a £7m bid for the 21-year-old and will send representatives to Switzerland for talks with Basel over his availability on Saturday.Comert rose through the youth ranks at Basel before establishing himself as a first-team regular in the 2018-19 season, making 31 appearances for the club in all competitions.A Switzerland U21 international, Comert has also spent time on loan at Basel’s Swiss Super League rivals Lugano and FC Sion over the past few seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link338Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

This three-bedroom house for just $89,900 caught the attention of most would be buyers this week

first_img5 Imbros St, Nundah. Picture: realestate.com.auTHIS Nundah three-bedroom house listed for just $89,900 caught the attention of plenty of would-be buyers this week, but there’s a catch.The land is not included.But while you don’t get the land with the house at 5 Imbros Street, Nundah the price does include moving it and installing it onto your block of land, within about 100kms.The property was viewed more on realestate.com.au this week, than any other property in Queensland this week.According to its listing Drake Removal Homes will deliver, and install on new foundationsIt has a large central open plan lounge and dining room and polished timber floors throughout.The second most viewed home this week, comes with land. The four-bedroom house at 25 Enderley Ave, Clayfield is scheduled for auction on March 17.It is a Hamptons style home on a dual access block. Inside is an open plan living area with cathedral-style ceiling. 262A Sunrise Rd, Doonan. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoThere is a marble foyer entrance to the home and spotted gum floors. On the same block is a historic cottage which was once the Wahpunga State School. It has been renovated and has french doors and VJ walls.It is listed through Graham Smith and Kess Prior of Hinternoosa Real Estate — Cooroy.The fourth most viewed property this week is a five-bedroom property at 92 Enoggera Tce, Paddington. The home is listed for auction on March 17.The renovated double-storey Queenslander has city views. The 1890s home was restored through AAD Design. 25 Enderley Ave, Clayfield.There are wide timber sliders from the main living and dining room to the deck and there is a swimming pool.It is listed through Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm.The third most viewed Queensland property this week was at 262A Sunrise Rd, Doonan.The five-bedroom home is listed for offers of more than $3.3 million. The single level, palazzo-style home was on 30 acres in the Noosa hinterland.It has a 20 metre infinity pool with travertine pool deck. The home is known as Sanaa which is Swahili for ‘work of beauty’. 92 Enoggera Tce, Paddington.It has traditional features and is painted in a Hamptons style. There are polished timber floors, a wide rear veranda and open plan living and lounge areas.It is listed through Tyson Clarke and John Smith of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty Brisbane.The fifth most viewed property was a five-bedroom home at 129 Mount O’Reilly Rd, Samford Valley.The Brad McLachlan designed home has mountain views. 129 Mount O’Reilly Rd, Samford Valley. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are open plan living and dining areas and an entertainment space, plus a infinity pool.It is listed through Damon Dungey of Belle Property — Samford.last_img read more

MHI Group completes gas turbine testing

first_imgImage courtesy of MHIMitsubishi Heavy Industries Group has completed testing of MHPS’s 2-shaft 120 MW H-100 gas turbine. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation claim the turbine will be deployed in thermal power plants sector as well as in mechanical drive liquefied natural gas (LNG) applications.Following successful completion of testing, MHI president & CEO Shunichi Miyanaga said, “We are confident this can be a game-changer for the LNG industry, as well as thermal power plants, in terms of lower production costs.”In a joint statement, the three companies say the benefits of the two-shaft gas turbines for LNG mechanical drive application include reduced footprint, broad variable-speed operation, shortened start-up time and space savings.last_img read more