Security forces seize narcotic drugs and weapons in eastern Shan

The army and security forces seized ownerless narcotic drugs worth billions of kyats and weapons in eastern Shan State on June 14 and 15 respectively, said Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Secretary of Tatmadaw True News Information Team. “The drugs seized on June 14 is worth over Ks6 billion and we also seized more narcotic drugs next day. We found WY tablets, heroin and amphetamine powder worth over Ks7 billion. We seized them from villages located west of Techilek in eastern Shan State,” he said. The seized drugs and weapons are ownerless and the army and security forces will continue to carry out operations to seize more drugs, he said. 15mo3 Seamless Steel Petroleum Cracking Tube “We seized the drugs and weapons at Punarco, Mae Kyute and Yaypusan in west of Techilek. We cannot accuse whether ethnic armed forces are involved in it or not. The Special Intelligence Department, army and police force will cooperate to inquire about it,” he said. The security forces seized about five grams of ICE narcotic drugs, 40,000 WY tablets, a 9mm pistol and 1,800 plastic bags near Punarco Village, Monghsat Township on June 14 and found a Winchester gun, a M-22 gun, .22 long gun, two M-22 cartridges,...

35 of the Best Duvet Covers, According to Interior Designers Search Close Search Close

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. While the right mattress might make for a painless night’s sleep, and the best sheets will keep you comfortable, a duvet cover is the item tasked with both keeping you cozy and decorating your bed. For our update on the best ones to buy, we talked to some of the interior designers we previously invited to weigh in on the best sheets, best summer sheets, best pillows for side sleepers, and other sleep-related bests, plus a few new ones. These are the people who’ve touched and tested more duvets than we ever could. Let the experts help you decide. For a timeless, high-end hotel look, designers love the minimal designs and clean lines of Frette bedding. Sean Juneja, founder and CEO of Décor Aid, says, “We’ve outfitted bedrooms with duvet covers from just about every trusted brand around, [but] nothing beats the ultimate luxury of one from Frette.” Besides lending an air of elegance to your bed, Frette sheets are also famously comfortable. “The fabric is of the highest quality: durable yet soft as silk to the touch, which is important, because with a duvet...

Beijing declares dramatic success in fighting air pollution

China’s economy is not growing as fast as it used to. That’s partly due to government efforts to clean up air pollution, which officials say they have had dramatic success with. The country’s Ecology and Environment Minister Li Ganjie said at the annual political meeting in early March that in 338 major Chinese cities, the average density of PM 2.5 — a fine particulate that can seep deep into the lungs and cause health problems — had dropped 9.3 percent in 2018. In typically smoggy Beijing, the PM 2.5 density dropped 12.1 percent during that same period, following a 20.5 percent decline in 2017. Marketplace asked people in the Chinese capital if they felt a difference in their day-to-day lives. Their answers have been edited for brevity, grammar and style. How do you cope with air pollution? If the air quality is only in the “good” range, then I will not go out. I wait until the air quality is considered “excellent.”(Marketplace note: “Excellent” is where PM 2.5 density is lower than 35 micrograms per cubic meter, which is the least ambitious target set by the World Health Organization.) We also have air purifiers at home. One is portable, and I move it to any room I stay in. H...

2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order

The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming to Pasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. (Photos and artist’s renderings courtesy Tournament of Roses.) Music and surprises abound on the huge floral confection that celebrates American Honda’s 60th anniversary. The float pays tribute to the company’s origins with a recreation of  American Honda’s first Los Angeles storefront office. Surrounding the cake are five satellite units celebrating major themes and milestones: the Honda Super Cub, emblematic of the company’s origin; Honda’s commitment to the environment; safety; investment in America; and a look to future dreams on the wings of HondaJet. Details: Making their Rose Parade debut, the band is known for exciting, energetic halftime performances. If that weren’t enough, the band unveils a new halftime show for every home football game during the season. Notable appearances: Six times in the H...

Feel like your printer just doesn’t cut it in its current state? Wish it were a

Feel like your printer just doesn’t cut it in its current state? Wish it were a little easier to use? We’ve got a list of the best upgrades available to buy or print, perfect to improve both your machine and your user experience! There are hundreds of modifications for 3D printers floating about, many of them useful, and most of them printable. We’ve narrowed it down to a list of the best 19 that should work on just about any generic printer. In this article, we’ve split the mods into four categories: Print Quality, Experience, Peace of Mind, and Printer Rework. Print Quality mods are ones that will physically improve the quality of prints from a given printer. Such mods could be hot-end related, such as fan ducts, as well as belt tensioners. Experience mods will improve the overall experience of using your 3D printer. This type of upgrade would be something like new bed leveling knobs or a better spool holder. Peace of Mind mods do exactly what the name suggests: Make your printer safer and more reliable. Such mods include wire strain relief brackets and mounts for webcams to monitor your prints. Printer Rework mods involve completely replacing parts of the printer...

2019 125cc–200cc Two-Stroke Off-Road Dirt Bikes You Can Buy

Engines of 125cc to 200cc are considered small bore in the full-size dirt bike market. For 2019, there are 12 off-road bikes in this category with the 125cc segment having the most with six, followed by three 200cc machines, two 150cc bikes, and one 144cc motorcycle. Beta is an Italian manufacturer that produces two 125cc bikes with its 125 RR and 125 RR Race Edition. Another Italian-made motorcycle in this category is TM, which offers its EN125. The three other 125cc off-road two-strokes are made by Sherco including the 125 SE Racing, 125 SC, and 125 SE Factory. The one and only manufacturer offering a 144cc bike in its lineup is TM with its EN144. The two 150cc bikes are produced by KTM and Husqvarna. The KTM 150 XC-W features a WP Xplor PDS shock, which does not have linkage, while the Husqvarna TE 150 uses a WP shock with linkage. On the higher end of the displacement spectrum in this category are the Beta 200 RR, GasGas EC 200, and GasGas XC 200. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. Dirt Rider may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. Copyright © 2019 Dirt Rider. A Bonnier Corporation Company. All rights reserved. ...

Cosmetic Peptide Synthesis Market Size Register A Strong Growth Of Acceleration During 2018-2026

The ‘cosmetic peptide synthesis market’ report formulated recently by Persistence Market Research evaluates the industry in terms of market size, market share, revenue estimation, and geographical outlook. The study also delivers a precise summary that illustrates the competitive milieu, growth opportunities and application landscape of the cosmetic peptide synthesis market depending on the industry’s financial and non-financial impact. Customized cosmetic peptide synthesis necessitates stringent quality control in order to ensure high reproducibility, proficient peptide manufacturing along with large-scale peptide synthesis capacity. Key players in the cosmetic peptide synthesis market are focused on commercializing cosmetic peptide synthesis at a large scale at a very economical price across the globe. Cosmetic peptides are generally small molecule collagen that contains about 2 to 10 amino acid groups. The bioactive cosmetic peptides synthesized are capable of entering the dermis via interstitial spaces in order to function efficiently, thereby promoting the collagen proliferation and hyaluronic acid that leads to skin thickness and wrinkles reduction. A number of new entrant...

6 new lingerie brands to know — ThirdLove, True&Co, Everlane, Knix, Trusst, and Lively

The Insider Picksteam writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Luckily for you and me, we’ve come a long way from the corset, and at least public opinion seems to be shifting ever-further from the Miracle Bra and its cousins. The culture shift and consumer demand is — as it is wont to do — causing an accompanying revolution in the market itself, potentially retiring once-iconic brands. In their place rises a new breed of women’s lingerie, surprisingly almost exclusively spearheaded by fellow women — a break from an industry ironically known to be a bit of a boys’ club. These up-and-coming women’s lingerie companies have distinguishing aspects, but each seems to be moving resolutely in the direction of underwear that marries comfort with new or traditional lingerie styles, and at a relatively affordable price. Common incentives include more inclusive size ranges, transparency in production, and robustly using customer feedback as their production’s guiding light. And you can’t rush perfection. Companies like Everlane have tinkered with 40 pro...

Flame Retardant Masterbatch Market Gross sales Quantity, Standing, Progress, Alternatives and World Market Share Of 2019-2024

A complete evaluation of the Flame Retardant Masterbatch Market together with market sizing, market share by competitor, market share by distribution channel, drivers, restraints, product pricing developments, trade quotations, firm profiles and market forecasts to 2024 for world market. Look insights of World Flame Retardant Masterbatch trade market analysis report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/266519    World Flame Retardant Masterbatch market is projected to attain CAGR of XX% within the forecast interval 2019 to 2024. The brand new market report comprises information for historic years 2017, the bottom yr of calculation is 2018 and the forecast interval is 2019 to 2029. The overviews, SWOT evaluation and methods of every vendor within the Flame Retardant Masterbatch market present understanding concerning the market forces and the way these might be exploited to create future alternatives. Get pattern Copy of this Flame Retardant Masterbatch Market Report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/request-sample/266519  Manufacturing Evaluation: SWOT evaluation of main key gamers of Flame Retardant Masterbatch trade based mostly on a Strengths, Weaknesses, firm’s inner &a...

Your list of must-have equipment for photographing wildlife

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd”> Photographing wildlife is a great way to build an appreciation for the great outdoors whilst also getting some exercise. It can also be a great opportunity to join some clubs, make friends, or, if you have kids that are old enough, create a quality pastime that your family can enjoy. We’ve rounded up a list of some essential pieces of kit that can improve your wildlife photography experience. Naturally, to take photos you will need a camera, but more than just having a camera is knowing your camera. Know what all the buttons and dials do, how to increase the ISO, alter the white balance and change the shutter speed. These are all things you might need to do quickly when you’re waiting for wildlife and different settings work better for different animals. Plenty of spare memory cards are also essential if you are hoping to capture animals in motion and are using a fast burst. This is useful for birds, insects, and shots of larger game leaping. For more relaxed photography sessions, this isn’t so essential. Back at your computer, invest in extern...

2D titanium carbide (MXene) for wireless communication

With the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), the demand for thin and wearable electronic devices is growing quickly. The essential part of the IoT is communication between devices, which requires radio-frequency (RF) antennas. Metals are widely used for antennas; however, their bulkiness limits the fabrication of thin, lightweight, and flexible antennas. Recently, nanomaterials such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, and conductive polymers came into play. However, poor conductivity limits their use. We show RF devices for wireless communication based on metallic two-dimensional (2D) titanium carbide (MXene) prepared by a single-step spray coating. We fabricated a ~100-nm-thick translucent MXene antenna with a reflection coefficient of less than −10 dB. By increasing the antenna thickness to 8 μm, we achieved a reflection coefficient of −65 dB. We also fabricated a 1-μm-thick MXene RF identification device tag reaching a reading distance of 8 m at 860 MHz. Our finding shows that 2D titanium carbide MXene operates below the skin depth of copper or other metals as well as offers an opportunity to produce transparent antennas. Being the most conductive, as well as water-disper...

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