2019 Audi E-Tron second drive review: All-electric SUV tackles an uphill battle

We test the E-Tron’s 150-kilowatt rapid-charging feature and challenged the battery electric SUV to climb nearly 7,000 feet on a road trip from Napa to Tahoe. After announcing a 204-mile estimated range for its battery electric 2019 E-Tron, Audi had its work cut out to convince potential and often range anxious buyers that there’s more to a good EV than just boasting the most miles between charges. Audi’s answer is the E-Tron’s extra-quick, 150-kilowatt DC fast-charging system. The automaker reckons that its ability to add 54 miles of range in about 10 minutes and reach an 80 percent charge (about 160 miles) in 30 minutes should make up for any perceived slight in range. To both show off the EV’s still fairly impressive roaming ability and give me an opportunity to test its ace-in-the-hole fast charging capability, the automaker invited me on a 200-mile road trip in the 2019 Audi E-Tron. To make things a bit more challenging, the route chosen would take us from Napa County, California to Lake Tahoe on the Nevada border, a largely uphill journey culminating in a 7,000-foot climb to our final destination. Let’s get reacquainted with Audi’s...

TASTE TEST: The Ron Swanson at Buttermilk Pancake House brings the bacon | Food and Cooking

Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 73F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.. Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low around 55F. Winds light and variable. Every week, The Times of Northwest Indiana tries out a dish at one of the Region’s fine eating establishments. Here’s what they’ve dined on so far. The Viking is a pancake specialty from Eli’s Golden Apple & Pancake House in Crown Point. The dish comes with two Swedish pancakes, two eggs cooked your way, two Canadian bacon slices and a side of lingonberries. The dish costs $7.95. CROWN POINT — Pancakes abound at many of the Region’s breakfast joints, but some of the most adventurous selections are served up at Eli’s Golden Apple & Pancake House. The restaurant, located at 101 E. 107th Ave., hosts an extensive menu of breakfast options, from filling omelettes to waffles topped with fruit and other goodies. If you’re feeling a slight sweet tooth on your next breakfast expedition, the kitchen staff is prepared to cook up a splendid variety of pancakes. Some standouts include a large apple ...

Basic gym bros will tell you that trap or “old-school Eminem” is the best music to

Basic gym bros will tell you that trap or “old-school Eminem” is the best music to listen to you when you work out. That’s fine. A good beat can push you through a tough workout. But nothing seizes you like metal. Nothing digs its claws into the very squishy center of your reptilian brain and commandeers your FIGHT instincts like metal. And nothing captures the agony-the blood, the sweat, and the toil-of a grueling, punishing workout session like metal. Hip hop? Sure, if you want to bop your head along to a few bars between sets. But if you want to rage and pummel and conquer, then it is heavy metal and only heavy metal. Particularly these 100 of the best heavy metal songs of all time, presented with no order or ranking. Just pure chaos. As it should be. Off the 1982 album, Number of the Beast, Bruce Dickinson wails as his final hours approach. The desperation. The fear. The impending doom! It’s heavy metal workout motivation distilled: something looms; can you prevail? Roiling and churning this rendition of Moby Dick by way of guitar-pulverizing is the up-and-down of ambition and depletion all in one. Motivating lyric: Split your lungs with blood and thu...

Global Kids Casual Shoes Market 2019 – Clarks, Bobux, Start-rite, Step2wo, Crocs

We have recently published a detailed market research study focused on the “Kids Casual Shoes Market” across the global, regional and country level. Kids Casual Shoes Market Research Report identifies extensive market insights of the Kids Casual Shoes industry, which offers definitions and a diverse range of market structures and characteristics, historic and present market values along with the expected future growth of the Kids Casual Shoes market for the forecast period. The study shares “Kids Casual Shoes” performance both in terms of volume and revenue. For in-depth understanding of industry, Kids Casual Shoes market study delivers pioneering landscape of market with assorted data attributes based on tables, graphs, and pie-charts. The Global Kids Casual Shoes Market study further imparts essential frameworks of the industry along with key development strategies and policies. It examines historic and present industry situations from 2018 to 2025, market demands, business strategies employed by Kids Casual Shoes market players and their approaches. Get Free Sample Copy of Report Here : https://www.apexmarketreports.com/Consumer-Goods/global-kids-casual-shoes-market-by-produ...

Levissima installs Sidel equipment to enhance label application

We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Levissima installed EvoDECO Roll-Fed, from Sidel to enhance its label application as well as increasing the production capacity. Credit: Sidel. Italian bottled water brand Levissima has installed EvoDECO Roll-Fed from Sidel to enhance its label application and increase the output capacity. The partnership with Sidel has allowed the company to address the demand in the country for its re-designed 1.5l Alpine bottled water produced through a new complete line. The re-designed 1.5l bottle now features a shorter neck but continues the brand’s square shape. It is produced with an output speed of more than 46,000 bottles per hour (bph). Levissima Plant Manager Franco Simoncini said: “We were familiar with the high quality and hygienic standards provided by the Sidel equipment. “The competences and the customer-centric approach shown by their team during the commissioning and the installation phases, together with smooth project management were helping further to reconfirm our trust in the company.” According to Sidel, EvoDECO Ro...

Do you prefer small screen or large screen e-readers?

The e-reader industry has standardized the six inch screen and every company in the world has a few models that are this size. This includes the Kindle Paperwhite, Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Plus and the upcoming Clara HD. Over the course of the past six years there has been a movement to increase the size of the screen. The Kindle DX, Remarkable, Sony Digital Paper and others have taken great risk to release a device that costs more, but has extra real estate to devote towards reading books or engaging in productivity tasks, such as taking notes or editing PDF files. The six inch screen has the defacto standard of the e-reader industry. The company released the DX in 2009 and refreshed it a few years later. This device sold in great numbers, but it did not have a touchscreen, instead users had to navigate using the keyboard and D-Pad. Amazon had massive amount of success and last year when they unveiled the Kindle Oasis 2, their first modernized e-reader with a bigger touchscreen.  It was the first e-reader with true Audible integration and had the ability to listen to audiobooks via Bluetooth accessories. Barnes and Noble and Kobo both entered the e-reader space in 2010 a...

Global Acrylic Acid and its Derivatives Market Professional Survey Report 2018

In this report, the Global Acrylic Acid and its Derivatives market is valued at USD XX million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2017 and 2025. Global Acrylic Acid and its Derivatives market has been broken down by major regions, with complete market estimates on the basis of products/applications on a regional basis. Browse full research report at https://www.crystalmarketreport.com/global-acrylic-acid-and-its-derivatives-market-professional-survey-report-2018 This report studies the global Acrylic Acid and its Derivatives market status and forecast, categorizes the global Acrylic Acid and its Derivatives market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and other regions (Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa). Acrylic acid (IUPAC: propenoic acid) is an organic compound with the formula CH2=CHCOOH. It is the simplest unsaturated carboxylic acid, consisting of a vinyl group connected directly to a carboxylic acid terminus. This colorless liquid has a chara...

Hanergy is changing the ME solar landscape with thin film cells – NEWS, PEOPLE, POWER

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news and stories in the Utilities Sector in the Middle East and Africa straight to your inbox. In a region where new solar panels and breakthroughs in solar technology are emerging almost every month, today, end users have a lot of panel options to choose from. Among the many innovations in the panel manufacturing space, none may be more appealing and visually exciting than thin film solar panels, which has captured the imagination of renewable energy players and interested observers in the Middle East. Early this year, China headquartered Hanergy Thin Film Power Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Arabia’s Ajlan & Bros to launch the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East in a $1bn investment. At the time of the agreement signing, the two companies said that they would collaborate to develop renewable energy manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia and conjointly seek relevant investment opportunities. Thin film’s rise over the past two decades has been remarkable, fuelled by the greatest success stories in the PV industry. Over the past few years, Hanergy has represented the disruptive pot...

Old, Potent LSD Found on a Vintage Buchla Red Module

When comparing Don Buchla’s wilder take on modular synth design to Bob Moog’s early East Coast units, much has been said about the experimental nature of his West Coast synthesis. And one of the enduring tales about the Berkeley, California-based Buchla is just how much the countercultural movements of the late ’60s seeped into his work. For decades, some have claimed that Buchla’s red-panel modules were covered in LSD, allowing players to easily imbibe the psychedelic as they explored the instrument’s possibilities. Considering Buchla’s association with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, The Grateful Dead, and guerrilla acid chemist Owsley Stanley, it seemed a plausible story. In the popular 2014 synth documentary I Dream of Wires, the rumor was circulated again. Yesterday, San Francisco’s local CBS network, KPIX, ran a story that both sheds light on and obscures the truth of these tales. KPIX’s own broadcast operations manager, Eliot Curtis, took on some freelance work rehabilitating an old Buchla 100 system that had been stored away for years at Cal State University East Bay. In the process, he got dosed. KPIX writes: He spray...

I’ve never had a smear test because my surgery doesn’t have a hoist for disabled people – yet I keep getting letters saying I’m risking my life

Women with disabilities across the UK say they are being forced to miss life-saving cervical cancer screenings. Women who are physically disabled say they have had to go without a cervical screening for years because GP surgeries do not have hoists, which are essential for a safe transfer to an examination table for a screening. Women with disabilities are also reporting being denied screenings at home or in hospital and being told by medical professionals that other options including referrals and home visits, which are allowed under local NHS services’ guidance, cannot be accommodated. ‘They are not willing to refer me to a place that might have a hoist because I have no previous record of pre-cancerous cells, but that’s because I’ve never had a scan’ – Fiona Anderson A campaign for equal access to screenings was launched in January after an online petition gained the support of more than 100,000 people in just one month. The petition calls on the NHS to install hoists in all medical centres, and has prompted research into the experiences of cervical screenings for women with disabilities for the first time. The petition was started by 30-year-old Fiona Anderson, who has musc...

Black, blue & bamboo: Interior Design Trends for 2019

Do you bamboo?  Unlike in Asian homes, bamboo is something that we don’t use as frequently in Ireland even though it is very eco-friendly. It produces 35% more oxygen than hardwood trees as it’s growing. Even more than being a great greener option, bamboo’s tensile strength makes it stronger than steel. This means that it has amazing resistance to breaking under pressure, making it one of the most versatile natural materials around, and ideal for making furniture like chairs, stools, baskets and tables.  Bamboo has natural antibacterial properties too which means it’s perfect for bathroom storage or for keeping clothing fresh, or particularly if it’s used as a used linen basket. Bamboo basins are beautiful if you want to create a natural look and feel to your bathroom. Think of it as creating a home spa experience. Gardeners might consider putting a bee home into their garden, no planning permission required! This dewdrop-shaped bee home, (€23) is from madebyhandonline.com and will attract a wide variety of safe and friendly solitary bees which in turn for your accommodation will help to pollinate the plants in your garden. This house will provide enough nooks and crannies for ...

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