See the Best of St. Charles: Your favorite food, business, services and community groups | BrandAveStudios

Brand Ave. Studios connects advertisers with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch audience through compelling content programs, from concept to production to distribution. The river city of St. Charles has a unique historical heritage and entrepreneurial spirit. The city is a quaint community full of charm and prides itself on its local businesses. For the past 20+ years, readers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals have voted on the best businesses, food and beverages, community groups and services that reflect St. Charles’ unique values. With over 100 categories, these readers’ choice winners found their place on the list of the Best of St. Charles County. (Scroll down to see the full list of winners.) Since 1991, Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant has been a staple of the St. Charles community. It is one of the few restaurants that serve a full menu 24 hours a day. Whether you crave pancakes at dinner time or the famous house salad in the middle of the night, Gingham’s is there to serve you. Visit ginghamsrestaurant.com for the menu and other information. Grandma’s Cookies started out as a small business in a small kitchen within a small community. Today it has b...

E.coli, staph among bacteria that could be living inside your makeup bag

Cosmetics aside, thousands of cultures can be found inside the little bag, including E.coli and staphylococcus. Researchers at Aston University found that the item that carries the most germs inside makeup bags is the beauty blender sponge. About 93% of those who use the tiny sponge said that they have never once washed their beauty blender, and 64% admitted to dropping theirs on the floor at some point and still not washing it. Ideally, those sponges should be washed every day and at the very least every week and thrown out every three months. You can wash them with just soap and water. Aside from not cleaning makeup application products like the beauty blender sponges, researchers say we’re also making another big mistake when it comes to makeup. They say people have a tendency to hold on to their makeup products for too long, which is mostly problematic in the U.S. given there are no laws mandating expiration dates be printed on makeup containers. Researchers say you should throw your makeup out about every six months when it comes to mascara. Foundation and concealer will last anywhere from a year to two and eyeshadow and blush can last for up to two years. If your ma...

Cup filler makes quick work of thick, sticky cream cheese

J&L Food Specialties invests in a rotary piston filling and sealing machine that easily packages its viscous cream cheese spreads with speed and accuracy, resulting in a savings of $75,000 plus/yr. Packaging cream cheese is no easy task. Just ask J&L Food Specialties. The Glassboro, NJ-based manufacturer of flavored cream cheese spreads spent several years grappling with how to deal with the product’s high viscosity, which proved troublesome for its original packaging equipment. But those operational headaches are a thing of the past now that J&L uses the Waldner DOSOMAT, an automated rotary piston filling and sealing machine that provides consistent and reliable packaging of its cream cheese products by significantly increasing throughput, ensuring filling accuracy, and reducing downtime. J&L produces about 750,000 lb of specialty cream cheese spreads annually as a co-packer and under its own brand. The family-owned company manufacturers 42 types of cream cheese spreads, including its popular Cajun Crab Dip, Cheddar with Horseradish, and Fire Roasted Red Pepper spreads, distributing them throughout the Midwest, East, and Southeast regions of the U.S. Over the la...

Personalized Gift Ideas for Holiday 2019 at Any Budget

Pick from one of Minted’s artist-created prints, stamp a name on it and watch them use it all year long. She’ll do a double-take – then pop the jellybeans two at a time – with this customizable candy tin. Put a personal spin on that most classic of classics, Levi’s denim. Distress jeans to your taste, or embroider a trucker jacket with a meaningful word or phrase. Everything this site offers can be completely customized, from metal type to stone, creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry with just a few clicks. Give the gift that (truly) keeps on giving by ordering a proud grandparent a monthly subscription to a book series about their favorite topic: their grandkids. For $5/month they’ll be delivered a tiny (and tiny hands-proof) book of photos incorporated right from your “favorites” album. Personalize these haute leather eye masks with initials, a name – or borrow an idea from Nina Dobrev, who had hers imprinted with “BYEEEE!” You’ve got 7 letters to express yourself on this cute keychain, which is well-priced enough to buy in bulk for a big group of friends. Pick your dream color combo for the bottle and cap, then slap a motivational phrase, inspiring photo or your whole te...

Is your makeup bag making you sick? The hidden dangers lurking in your cosmetics

We’ve become more conscious of what we’re putting on our face and into our bodies in recent years, but many of us still apply makeup products that are full of ingredients that can pose serious health risks.  Recent research from Aston University’s School of Life and Health Sciences found that there are deadly superbugs lurking in nine out of 10 makeup bags. After testing 467 products, they found that 77 per cent of eyeliners, 72 per cent of beauty blenders, 69 per cent of mascaras, 56 per cent of lipsticks and 55 per cent of lip glosses all contained staphylococcus bacteria, a type of germ that can cause deadly infections. Recent research from Aston University’s School of Life and Health Sciences found that there are deadly superbugs lurking in nine out of 10 makeup bags (stock image) The CEO and founder of natural skincare range Moogoo, Craig Jones, told FEMAIL that there are chemicals in all sorts of products we use. ‘Even products that are promoted to “protect” our skin often contain harsh chemicals which in their own right can be damaging,’ he told Daily Mail Australia. The CEO and founder of natural skincare range Moogoo, Crai...

Global Industrial Computed Radiography Market 2019 Size, Share, Demand Growth and Forecast to 2024

The Global Industrial Computed Radiography Market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period (2019 – 2024). The computed radiography technology offers enormous advantages for inspection tasks, and the use of consumables is virtually eliminated, further reducing the time to produce an image. These factors are expected to increase market adoption. – Also, due to a higher dynamic range as compared to a film in the traditional x-ray machines, minute details are visible and analyzable. Further, it provides a more simplified workflow, a safer working environment for operators, and a more environmentally-friendly chemical-free process. – Additionally, benefits like the imaging plates are reusable, no darkroom or chemicals needed, reduction in exposure and processing time, software-based evaluation and reporting, simple digital information exchange and archiving are further augmenting the market growth. – Also, a typical application for Computed Radiography (CR) is the quantification of corrosion effects in the pipe. The inspection for corrosion in pipes is one of the most important non-destructive testing precautions measures in industrial applications. – However...

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. With great tooling comes a great product. Tooling, which is a mold, tool, jig, pattern or part used to make different things, is important in manufacturing as its quality also dictates the quality of the end product. Sourcing the right tooling is easy even for a new buyer if he or she knows what to check or consider before buying in bulk. Here’s a quick guide, three key things importers should keep in mind, when purchasing the most common tooling, such as molds and parts: • Smaller size not a good compromise for price – Price is almost always a factor in choosing tooling and any other product. As many tooling like molds and parts are custom-made, price will depend on specifications. Some buyers tend to cut costs by making the mold or part smaller but this is not advisable, as some mold specialists such as Aco Mold say. A smaller mold base size has lesser mold strength and stability versus standard or bigger ones. • Materials equals performance – In sourcing tooling, importers usually encounter a broad range o...

Airbus harnesses automation to boost fuselage production | 2019-12-10

Automated assembly lines have been the backbone of the automotive industry for decades. Robots are widely used to rivet and weld car bodies. But, in the aerospace sector, automation is more elusive when it comes to building fuselages and wings for commercial aircraft. Traditionally, the process of producing airframes is a manual task that uses fixed gantries and other types of large monument machines. The intricate process of drilling, countersinking and riveting tubular structures has proven difficult to automate. That’s because there are several key differences between the auto industry and the commercial aerospace sector. Tolerances are much higher in aerospace applications, and the average subassembly is larger and heavier. Production volumes in aerospace are also much smaller than in the auto industry, while the life expectancy of the products being produced is much higher. Boeing engineers have struggled to adapt robots for fuselage assembly tasks. After investing millions of dollars to automate its 777X wide-body jetliner production line, the aerospace giant has just pulled the plug on the project. Boeing will use humans to manually insert and tighten fasteners (robots wi...

Baskin-Robbins Introduces Jolly Mint Flavor for December – Restaurant News

Baskin-Robbins is taking the holiday season by storm with December’s Flavor of the Month, Jolly Mint. Inspired by the season, the new pink and white butter mint ice cream is soft and creamy with a sweet mint flavor and includes festive white chocolate flakes. Ice cream and candy cane lovers can enjoy it on-the-go in a decadent milkshake or grab a pink spoon and enjoy it as a two-scoop sundae. Visitors will spot a friendly face in the cake case this month with the new Reindeer Cake straight from the North Pole featuring an adorable reindeer face, chocolate snout and antlers. Guests can customize their cake with their favorite cake and ice cream flavors. Cakes can be ordered online at order.baskinrobbins.com or through the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App. “December is a time for friends and family,” says Shannon Blakely, Vice President of Marketing, Baskin-Robbins U.S. and Canada. “Whether you are hosting a holiday party or need a sweet escape from the holiday hustle and bustle, Baskin-Robbins is here to help you end 2019 on a sweet note.” Fans can also celebrate the season with signature Baskin-Robbins flavors that are home for the holidays including: Wint...

Joby’s GorillaPod 5K Kit with Rig Upgrade set is down to $80 (Reg. $120)

Adorama is currently offering the Joby GorillaPod 5K Kit with Rig Upgrade set for $79.95 shipped. Also available at Adorama’s Amazon storefront. Usually selling for $120, this bundle amounts to $130 when buying the tripod and upgrade kit separately. This flexible tripod is an easy way to take your mobile photography setup to a new level. It boasts a sturdy construction that supports up to 11 pounds and can adjust to pretty much any terrain, ensuring you can always get the perfect shot. Also included alongside the tripod itself is JOBY’s BallHead 5K, which gives you precise control over the camera’s angle and also touts a quick release system. Throw in the upgrade kit and you’ll be able to equip the setup with extra microphones, lights, and other accessories. Rated 4.8/5 stars. If the more professional-oriented design of the GorillaPod 5K kit isn’t a must, score a similar smartphone-friendly design with the brand’s GripTight ONE GorillaPod Stand at $27. This option enhances your smartphone photography setup with a similar versatile tripod. It’s ideal for capturing perfect shots without taking up too much space in your bag. Built for the Pro. Machined aluminum GorillaPod plus pre...

Apple Watch Series 4 Labor Day sale brings back Prime Day’s low prices

If you’re an iPhone user and you want the best possible smartwatch experience to complement your iPhone, there’s obviously only one option out there. And it just so happens that Apple Watch Series 4 models are on sale at a deep discounts for Labor Day 2019! Prices start at just $349 for the Apple Watch Series 4 in aluminum, which is a solid $50 discount compared to the $399 you’ll pay at an Apple store. If you want the Apple Watch Series 4 with cellular, the discount jumps to $70 and prices start at $429 instead of $499. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though, because tons of different size, color, and band combinations are on sale for Labor Day. So head over to Amazon and click around until you find your favorite one! Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web. Prices subject to change without notice and any coupons mentioned above may be available in limited supply. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article. Trolley Case, Double Wheels Trolley Case, Carry-On Trolley Case – Hongyi,https://www.hongyibag.com/

NanoPi M4B Rockchip RK3399 SBC Drops the USB 3.0 Hub, Adds Bluetooth 5.0, an ADB Switch

News, Tutorials, Reviews, and How-Tos related to Embedded Linux and Android, Arduino, ESP8266, Development Boards, TV Boxes, Mini PCs, etc.. NanoPi M4 was launched last year (2018) as a Rockchip RK3399 SBC following Raspberry Pi 3B+ form factor with 2 or 4GB DDR3 RAM, and was followed by NanoPi M4V2 this September with 4GB LPDDR4 memory, and power & recovery buttons. FriendlyELEC has been working on yet another revision with NanoPi M4B mixing some of the features of M4 and M4V2 such as DDR3 memory and power & recovery buttons, but the biggest change is the removal of the USB 3.0 hub which allowed for four USB 3.0 port, and now the company is going native leveraging the two USB 2.0 interfaces and two USB 3.0 interfaces inside Rockchip RK3399 processor which should lower the BoM cost, and in some cases improve performance. The company also changed the wireless module to Ampak AP6256 which brings Bluetooth 5.0 (vs 4.1) to the board but at the cost of losing 2×2 MIMO for WiFi.  Finally, an ADB switch was added, I assume to ease Android development and firmware flashing. There were some issues in terms of bandwidth and software compatibility with the LPDDR4 found in NanoPi M...

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