New York is poised to legalize electric scooters and bikes

New York, a longtime holdout in the dockless electric scooter boom, appears poised to finally allow scooter-sharing companies like Bird and Lime to operate on its roads. Lawmakers in the state capital of Albany have reached a deal to lift the ban on throttle-based scooters and bikes, and if Governor Andrew Cuomo signs off, New Yorkers may soon see the electric-powered vehicles zipping down their streets in droves. The bill would change state law to legalize e-bikes and scooters, but would require cities to opt in and would give localities the opportunity to decide for themselves how to regulate the vehicles. Under the new law, e-bikes and scooters would be legal statewide, but a sharing service would need to be permitted by municipalities before launching. The only exception is that the borough of Manhattan won’t have a permitted e-scooter program for the time being. This would appear to satisfy some lawmakers who opposed legalizing scooters for reasons of safety and sidewalk obstruction. Legislative leaders reach 2-way agreement on e-bikes and e-scooters:-E-bikes legal Statewide, including City-E-scooter share in Manhattan subject to permitting program approved by CityThis app...

Development Team Announces Grand Opening of 203-Unit Ultra-Luxury Apartment Community

NOVI, MI - M. Shapiro Development and MJC Companies signaled the grand opening of their newest luxury apartment community with the start of a month long summer celebration.  “We want people to experience the true essence of luxury living during the height of the summer season,” said Mark Kassab, Senior VP at M. Shapiro Development. “We have taken a completely fresh approach to the design and development process in an effort to bring something unique to the luxury rental market.” Huntley Manor offers the ultimate privacy with an attended gatehouse entry. The entrance boulevard is marked by stately brick and wrought iron monument walls along Grand River Avenue, west of Meadowbrook Road. The new amenity rich community is located minutes from Twelve Oaks super regional mall with nearly 200 stores and restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Sedona Taphouse and more.  Huntley Manor will serve a diverse-base of upscale residence in its 203 ultra-luxury apartments. Eight unique floor plans are offered with 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 or 3 full baths. Each apartment has a private 2-car attached garage with direct access to the individual a...

Adaptive LED Current Ripple Suppressor from Diodes Incorporated Enables High Power Factor and Flicker-Free Professional LED Lighting

Diodes Incorporated (DIOD) today announced the availability of the AL5822 LED current ripple suppressor, which provides high levels of ripple suppression while maintaining high power factor for commercial and industrial lighting applications. It is now mandatory to meet regulatory requirements to suppress low frequency ripple (100Hz to 120Hz) in LED lighting applications in many markets, enforced through standards such as the California Energy Commission Title 24. The AL5822 delivers a high level of ripple current suppression in single-stage, high power LED installations, even when triac or PWM dimming techniques are being used to vary the light level. This ensures there is no sign of flicker or strobing across the entire dimming range, while still maintaining a high power factor. The AL5822 has been designed and tested to comply with the Title 24 building code requirement of less than 30% flicker. The results show that the AL5822 suppresses over 97% of ripple while still achieving a power factor of greater than 0.9. By monitoring the current flowing through the LEDs, the AL5822 compensates for ripple by adjusting the drive voltage for the external MOSFET. This control loop keep...

Best posture corrector rounded shoulders to buy in 2019 – posture corrector rounded shoulders buying guide

There are more than 12 new posture corrector rounded shoulders being introduced in the market every quarter, and many of them have some or the other unique and advanced features you’ve never heard before. That being said, if you choose any random posture corrector rounded shoulders, there are possibilities of facing some of the serious issues which can come from choosing the wrong product. You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to find the best posture corrector rounded shoulders for your purposes. There is a whole range of posture corrector rounded shoulders and prices that can deliver the features you need. If you are looking for the top posture corrector rounded shoulders, a lot of factors are going to be important considerations. You might think that all posture corrector rounded shoulders are the same but much like other products, there’s a lot of variety and the options can be a little overwhelming (especially if you’re new to the market). Whether you want to just get started with a posture corrector rounded shoulders, we have  affordable models or if you want to feel like you don’t miss out on any of the capabilities we have more expensive models. Read through this...

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...