Hands-On: The Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve

The first Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day watch was announced in March of 2016 (as reported by Ben Clymer) and it made a strong impression on the Grand Seiko fan community immediately, to put it mildly. This was a kind of maximalist watchmaking that heretofore hadn’t been seen from Grand Seiko – a mid-five figure timepiece, with an eight day power reserve, in a large, 43mm x 13.2mm case, in platinum, no less. It was and is an imposing watch no matter how you looked at it, and it was followed by an equally if not more striking, and disruptive, rose gold model, in 2017. These are statement watches on several counts – firstly, thanks their size and dramatic wrist presence, they’re going to be statement watches for anyone who wears one. Secondly, they were the clearest statement yet from Seiko, that it regards Spring Drive as not merely a niche curiosity technical hybrid appealing primarily to movement nerds, but as a powerful foundation for luxury watchmaking from Seiko, and as a mechanism capable of producing highly characteristic aesthetic effects in its own right (not that any Seiko-watcher needed to be reminded of that after the introduction of the Eichi watches). Si...

If the past few months have been any indication, cannabis prices are dropping fast, and they

If the past few months have been any indication, cannabis prices are dropping fast, and they don’t appear to be rising anytime soon. In Oregon, for example, the overwhelming influx of farmers into the recreational market has created an unprecedented supply surplus, bringing prices to an all-time low. This “price correction” is unsavory news for business owners and their investors who have created their business plans based upon bygone pricing models. To make matters worse, the decline in cannabis pricing has been accompanied by a simultaneous rise in production and administrative costs, including electricity, nutrients, testing, permitting and more. In order to remain competitive, producers are faced with the challenge of finding ways to decrease spending while increasing production. One possible approach to this challenge is the employment of effective canopy-management techniques. Executed correctly, these techniques will maximize the efficiency of your grow space without sacrificing the quality of your finished product. Proper implementation will lead to a reduction in labor and increased output, offering you a competitive advantage that will help you remain profitable in thi...

Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Low 51F. Winds

Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Low 51F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. What: The Ol’ 55s 4 p.m. Thursday; Tom Crowley 4 p.m. and Gravy Wave 8 p.m. Friday; Big Wheel & The Hubcaps 8 p.m. Saturday What: Chance & Circumstance 5 p.m. Thursday; Louie D. Project 6 p.m. Friday; Seitu Solomon Steelpan 11:30 a.m. and Robert Alvarez 4:30 p.m. Saturday; The Shakin’ Martinis 6 p.m. Wednesday What: Silver Tongue Devils and Obvious Liars 9 p.m. Nov. 21; Majic Dust and Faline 9 p.m. Nov. 22 ($7); Never Better, Mourning Dove and Scene Jesus 8 p.m. Nov. 23 ($7); Karaoke 9 p.m. Nov. 24 What: Karaoke 9:30 p.m. Thursdays; Dallas Baker 10 p.m. Friday; Thomas Champagne 9 p.m. Saturday; Crispy Fox 6 p.m. Sundays; Metal Mondays 10 p.m.; Open Mic w/ Mac & David 9 p.m. Tuesdays; Thomas Champagne & Friends 9 p.m. Wednesdays What: “Thirty Dancing, The Time of My Life” is this year’s benefit gala for Camp Happy Days, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Cabooty Party, and will feature live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit children with canc...

Waymo’s driverless car: ghost-riding in the back seat of a robot taxi

Encountering construction, a wrong turn, and a flock of pigeons in the world’s only fully driverless car I’m in the middle seat of a Chrysler Pacifica minivan, heading north on Dobson Road in Chandler, Arizona, when I notice we may have taken a wrong turn. Under normal circumstances, I would just lean forward and ask the driver for an explanation. But in this case, that’s not possible. There is, after all, no driver to ask. Last October, Alphabet’s self-driving subsidiary Waymo emailed its customers in the suburbs of Phoenix to let them know that “completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way.” For several years, Waymo has offered its autonomous taxi service to a small group of people, but the rides typically included a safety driver behind the steering wheel. Now, Waymo is saying more of those rides will take place sans safety driver, a sign that the company is growing confident in the accuracy of its technology. Weeks later, I’m in one of the company’s driverless minivans going the wrong way. But before I can ponder my new life as a victim of robot kidnapping, the vehicle realizes its mistake and reroutes. Rather than taking a left on West Baseline Road, we ended up going r...

The gales of November sent marina owners, dock managers and village crews scrambling more than usual

The gales of November sent marina owners, dock managers and village crews scrambling more than usual this year. With Lake Michigan water levels at historic highs and a weather system pushing it even higher, strong wind meant waves going over more docks and encroaching on roadways. The high-water event also had boat club members and government officials contemplating what to do if the lake rises more — as forecast in the months to come. Rather than preparing for Thanksgiving gatherings, members of Ephraim Yacht Club spent part of last Wednesday rescuing club property while wading in ankle-high water on top of their outermost dock. Just before noon, club members Steve Sauter and Bill Andersen along with helpers Kyle Ouradnik and Bonifacio Perez ventured out onto the water-covered concrete walkway in a large Lincoln SUV. After a bit of makeshift-engineering talk, they tied a yellow rope to two corners of the club’s swimming and sailor training raft. They placed the center of the rope over the trailer hitch and dragged the platform along the water-covered walk to the boat ramp. Sauter said they had to get the raft off of the dock Wednesday because of the water level. They did not wa...

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Infineon to Take Over Cypress Semiconductor in $10 Billion Deal

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Infineon Technologies said it would buy Cypress Semiconductor for $10.1 billion, transforming it into the world’s largest producer of chips used in automobiles and giving it more scale to succeed in the Internet of Things. The deal also highlights the seduction of scale in the global chip industry, which has been reshaped in recent years as companies consolidate to combat high costs and slow growth. Santa Clara, California-based Cypress sells computer chips and connectivity products that Infineon said will its sensors, security and power semiconductors. Once the deal closes, Infineon plans to start selling new combinations of chips aimed at billions of different devices, ranging from washing machines to autonomous cars. That means almost anything battery-powered or using an electric motor or power supply. Infineon’s chief executive, Reinhard Ploss, said the ”landmark” deal would advance its industrial and automotive ambitions. ̶...

Commentary: Food and beverage cartons should be included among priority recyclable materials

Derric Brown of the Carton Council of North America and Evergreen Packaging says cartons are in demand and have good end markets. As communities across the United States struggle to find new end markets for recyclables affected by China’s import restrictions, one commodity is bucking the trend: food and beverage cartons. Postconsumer cartons continue to be in demand and have good end markets, even at a time when markets for other commodities are decreasing. China has never been a market for bales of grade No. 52 cartons from the U.S., so communities can and should continue to recycle cartons. Cartons are made primarily of high-quality fiber that should not end up in landfills. One common misconception about cartons is that they can’t be recycled or are hard to recycle because they have multiple layers. Gable-top cartons, the kind that package milk, creamer, egg whites and other refrigerated products, are made mostly of paper with thin layers of polyethylene to hold in the liquid. Aseptic, or shelf-stable, cartons that package juice drinks, soups, wine and other nonrefrigerated products also contain a layer of aluminum to block out light and oxygen. Cartons are recyclable, and c...

The last seven days have seen an abrupt change in the weather as cooler temperatures arrive

The last seven days have seen an abrupt change in the weather as cooler temperatures arrive at last in the Costa Cálida, with maximums falling from 29 degrees last weekend to a forecast high of just 17 this Friday, and as heavy snow falls in the mountains of northern Spain there could even be a flurry or two in the north of Murcia over the weekend! October was so warm that fruit trees in Blanca and Cieza have been mistakenly beginning their spring blossom, threatening next year’s harvests, but the arrival of a cold front has brought heavy snowfalls to the mountains of northern Spain as ski resorts prepare for the 2019/20 season. Even in Murcia it is just possible that light dustings of snow could reach the north-west of the Region over the weekend, and most Murcianos will be digging out their duvets – however, this IS the Costa Cálida, after all, and by Saturday and Sunday maximums will be back up to 20 or so on the coast! Apart from the weather, the news in Spain this week has been absolutely dominated by the general election which takes place on Sunday, the fourth in four years, and on Thursday the issue of the Mar Menor was in the campaign spotlight as the leaders of both the...

Russell Investments Group Ltd. Invests $2.11 Million in Tredegar Co. (NYSE:TG)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Tredegar Co. (NYSE:TG) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 108,108 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,111,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 0.32% of Tredegar at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in TG. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Tredegar by 14.6% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 36,625 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $715,000 after acquiring an additional 4,679 shares during the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its holdings in Tredegar by 36.6% in the third quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 28,778 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $562,000 after purchasing an additional 7,714 shares during the period. Heritage Wealth Advisors raised its holdings in Tredegar by ...

Gear-obsessed editors choose every product we review. We may earn money if you buy from a

Gear-obsessed editors choose every product we review. We may earn money if you buy from a link. How we test gear. Outboard motors tend to evolve at the pace of the Nile crocodile, which dates to the early Pleistocene and has minimal updates for the 2019 model year. But lately, there’s been a lot of action from every major manufacturer—Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude and Suzuki. With reliability generally taken for granted by customers (warranties sometimes stretch six years, depending on promotions), the new engines push progress on two fronts: horsepower and efficiency. Since outboards are powering increasingly large boats, there are new options for buyers looking for 350 horsepower and more. And with range and fuel economy always an issue, new designs like the three-cylinder Evinrude E-TEC aim to hit their horsepower and torque numbers while squeezing every drop of fuel as far as it’ll go. And, particularly for low-horsepower outboards, electric power is becoming not only viable but preferable. If you don’t need to do 40 mph or push a 30-footer, a small electric model like the Torqueedo Travel 1103C can make a lot of sense—self-contained, quiet and portable. Here ...

The Way it Was: 1880′s ‘Bishop’s House’ still stands today in La Crosse | Local

An early photo of the “Bishop’s House” at 608 S. 11th St., taken from an 1880 stereoview by the Winona, Minn., photographic firm of Elmer & Tenney. Built in 1877 to serve as the residence of the local Catholic bishop, this brick structure has been called the best example of French Second Empire architecture in La Crosse. The building, now known as Siena Hall, remains standing today, with little change to its original exterior appearance. Anyone with more information about this photo or wishing to donate photos of the Coulee Region may contact the La Crosse Public Library Archives at 608-789-7136. In this 1972 photo, La Crescent Mayor Martin Miller, seated, was joined by Ace managers David Schroeder, left, and Curtis E. Bratager to demonstrate the telephone company’s new equipment that provided free “direct distance dialing” between La Crescent and La Crosse. Ace was later renamed AcenTek, and today is based in Houston, Minn. In this 1976 file photo, employees at A G Cooperative in Arcadia work on a production line. The company was acquired by Gold’n Plump in 1993 and continues to be one of Trempealeau County’s largest employers. Allen’s de...

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