Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsChanging the hardware on cabinets is easier than you might think, as Doug Cornwell, the chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, demonstrates in the latest installment of “Alure’s 60 Second Fix: How To Replace Your Cabinet Hardware In 60 Seconds.”He’ll show you how simple the task can be, but have you ever thought of where these knobs and drawer pulls came from? We’ll get into that, too.First, let’s focus on replacing knobs and pulls.As Cornwell points out, common cabinet hardware basically comes in two types. Knobs have single screw holes and pulls have two holes.Replacing a knob on a cabinet door or a drawer just entails unscrewing the knob, and poking the screw back through the hole with your finger. Cornwell holds his other hand inside the drawer, ready to catch the screw in his open palm for convenience sake.Once the unwanted knob is gone, you just repeat the procedure in reverse. Be sure to tighten up the knob so it doesn’t come loose because this knob will get a lot of use if it’s on a kitchen cabinet or a kitchen drawer.Now, pulls are “a little more difficult” to replace, as Cornwell says. Because they come with two holes, you want to make sure that the replacement pull has its pair of holes the same distance apart as the ones on the original pull.“You want it to match up,” says Cornwell.So, he advises that you take the existing pull with you when you go to the hardware store, and make sure the new pull’s holes line up exactly before you make your purchase. It’s common sense. Why screw around when life is complicated enough!Once you’re satisfied with your new hardware, just hold the pull on the outside of the cabinet door or the drawer, insert the screws from the inside pointing out, and tighten them up accordingly. Then you can move on to the next one. Or make yourself a drink and relax because your job is done.In this example, Cornwell is talking about the fixtures most commonly found in kitchen cabinetry, but his advice could apply to cabinets and drawers anywhere in your house, such as bedroom dressers, bureaus or chiffoniers. Some homeowners have a profusion of cabinets with an array of interesting knobs and pulls on display. But people in some parts of the world, even today, have never had a cabinet in their lives.Historians say that knobs evolved as furniture became more available to broader classes of people beyond the nobility and the aristocracy. Rugged durability was their requirement, especially if the furniture owners were on the move. According to Whitechapel Ltd., the knob became a more acceptable exposed fitting on fine furniture in the 19th century after well-known English cabinet makers, Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton had introduced large decorated face brass knobs in the late 18th century. Then the technology had advanced to make them more ubiquitous and less expensive to produce. In keeping with their guiding principles of honesty, utility and simplicity in their craftsmanship, the Shakers used simple turned-wood knobs instead of imported brass drawer pulls as they constructed their own household furnishings at their experimental communes in America. As they put it, veneering and applied ornamentation were “deceitful” practices, according to a curator of American furniture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.So, as you find out by watching Doug Cornwell on “Alure’s 60 Second Fix,” replacing the knobs and pulls may be easy compared to deciding what new design you’ll want to replace the old ones with! Clearly, as interior decorators are quick to point out, these fixtures add style and flair to your cabinets, and that’s something to consider. Remember, these little things add up. Some kitchen designs today involve 50 or more cabinets and drawers! That’s enough to make your knees go wobbly and your hands weak.The product of generations of master woodworkers and skilled artisans, knobs and pulls can be mass-manufactured or hand-crafted. They are commonly made of metal, glass, plastic or wood. Pulls come thick or thin, smooth or pitted, twisted like a rope or knotted like a sash. Some knobs have a subtle art-deco ring within a ring style while others may be braided like a button made out of a wicker basket. There are vintage glass knobs, and modern ones with satin nickel finish. Some have a minimalist base, others are decorated with a flourish along with graceful curves and bright finishes. You could pick fancy medium-fluted glass knobs. Or consider sleek steel-plated pulls artfully curved for your fingers to curl around. We’ve seen knobs emblazoned with starfish and pinecones cast in metal. One enterprising hardware provider offers red and yellow poppy knobs!Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsThe décor decision is up to you. Doug Cornwell shows how easy it is to replace them. But you’ll have to decide how you want to handle them. Because remember, once they’re in place, they have to serve a function as well as provide an aesthetic touch.
Charlestown, Georgetown baker Colin Denny who was charged for having more than $1 million worth of cannabis in his possession will be spending more time in jail as he was further remanded to prison.On Thursday, Magistrate Leron Daly stated that no special reasons were given for her to grant the defendant his pre-trial liberty.However, Denny’s Attorney in an application for bail informed the court that his client maintained his innocence and also did not pose a flight risk if granted bail.Moreover, the Attorney stated that his client had no previous brushes with the law and was willing to lodge his travel documents and report to the Police on a frequent basis.Further, the court was reminded by the Attorney that the marijuana was not foundColin Dennyon his client’s person, but rather in the possession of a minibus driver, in whose company his client was at the time the bust was made.Meanwhile, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford maintained objections to bail. Sandiford told the court that if the defendant was granted bail, he was likely to commit the offence again, since he was previously cleared of a charge of similar nature.Sandiford, on his first appearance, had also informed the court that the State was in receipt of surveillance footage to prove that the transaction was conducted by the defendant.The court was also informed that Denny was a known character to Police and CANU.As a result, the prosecution’s submission was further upheld and the father of two was further remanded to prison.He will make his next court appearance on November 22, 2018 as the Preliminary Inquiry continues.Denny was accused of having over two kilos (five pounds) of marijuana at Howes Street, Charlestown.Prior to this charge, the baker and his wife were cleared of charges which stated that they allegedly trafficked over $25 million in ganja in gas cylinders and were freed owing to insufficient evidence by the prosecution. read more
Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Inson bested Jin Yancheng, the reigning WBO China welterweight champion, by unanimous decision while Cuarto knocked out Li Guangxiong in the third round.Astrolabio and Libranza both won by unanimous decision over Ayati Sailike and Zeng Yuzie, respectively. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC It was the seventh straight win in as many bouts for the 24-year-old Barriga, who handed the 32-year-old Thai his seventh loss against 33 victories.Unbeaten Ronnie Baldonado also put up a remarkable performance for the six boxers sent by MP Promotions, knocking out Indonesian Iwan Zoda in the sixth round with body shots to retain his WBO interim Oriental flyweight belt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOnly 21, Baldonado notched his 10th victory, seven via the short route.Other Filipino victors over Chinese foes were Jay-ar Inson, Rdene Mark Cuarto, Vincent Astrolabio and Genesis Libranza. MOST READ FILIPINO light flyweight Mark Barriga (blue). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAOlympian Mark Anthony Barriga thoroughly dominated Thai Wittawas Bassapean to clinch the WBO international minimumweight crown and lead a Filipino sweep of foreign opponents Friday night in Beijing, China.So imposing was Barriga, a Southeast Asian Games champion and Asian Games bronze medalist, that he earned a unanimous 100-90 decision from the three judges at Heyuan Royal Garden Hotel, according to a Philboxing report.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Ice on the prize Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments read more
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino admits Spurs may not buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits they may not buy in January.Tottenham may struggle to make new signings in January, according to Pochettino who did not bring in a single new player last summer which was a first in the Premier League.Pochettino said: “We are always open but its’ going to be difficult, maybe not impossible but difficult.“We talk nearly every day. But it depends if players are going to leave and have space to sign players. Then we see if we can add quality to help the team. Not going to be easy to add players in January.“For sure, will be tough. Until the market is open it’s difficult to talk and we have a lot of games to play.”When the market is open that is the moment we talk, with players, who maybe want to leave to play more. We need to be open and careful.” read more
COLLEGE STATION, TX – SEPTEMBER 12: Fans of the Texas A&M Aggies cheer in the stands before the start of their game against the Ball State Cardinals at Kyle Field on September 12, 2015 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M’s “Aggie War Hymn” is one of the coolest traditions in college sports, and it isn’t only sung before football games. At Friday night NCAA Baseball Regional game—a 4-2 Aggies win over Binghamton—fans broke out in an a cappella rendition of the War Hymn, which fans in attendance called the “best ever.” A&M blog Good Bull Hunting posted video via Twitter user @Statboy203.LIVE on #Periscope: Aggie War Hymn https://t.co/ymuuYxXbED— Statboy (@Statboy203) June 4, 2016 Even for us non-Aggies, that is a pretty cool sight to behold.[Good Bull Hunting]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:Predicting The Next 5 CFP Fields5 Reasons Jim Harbaugh Is Great For College FootballCollege Football’s 8 “Blue Bloods” read more
All content in the NF Data Portal is compatible with global scientific initiatives to establish common vocabularies and protocols for sharing data across all diseases. Furthermore, the NF Data Portal hosts analysis tools to integrate different modalities of data including drug efficacy across model systems, drug-target analysis, clinical trial data, and molecular adaptive responses in patients. The datasets coming from funded research are subject to a short embargo period (generally up to 18 months), during which the researchers will use the Data Portal for their own research before releasing the dataset to the research community under a Creative Commons (CC) license, or similar. The user-centered design approach employed by Sage Bionetworks for the NF Data Portal enables more users to easily find and access the data they need.As the portal evolves and grows, it will include data from other significant research programs, such as the CDMRP-NF program (Congressionally Directed Medial Research Programs in Neurofibromatosis), as well as other funders of NF research. All are welcome to participate.”We are very excited to have attracted the most important funders of NF research in order to enhance and expand use of the NF Data Portal, and to be working with Sage Bionetworks, which possesses the expertise to build what we consider to be the most promising model of data-sharing in the rare disease area,” said Salvatore La Rosa, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of the Children’s Tumor Foundation.Sara Gosline, PhD, Senior Scientist at Sage Bionetworks and lead of the NF Open Science Initiative, added, “Through our work with CTF and NTAP we have been able to capture an unprecedented amount of data across the NF community that will undoubtedly fuel further scientific discoveries in this field.”La Rosa concluded, “This is big news for researchers, but ultimately even bigger news for patients, who can be assured that critical information is being shared openly so that treatments can be developed as quickly as possible.”Source: https://www.ctf.org/news/open-science-and-data-initiative-announced-for-neurofibromatosis Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 17 2018The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), together with the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) and Sage Bionetworks (Sage), has announced the first-ever open data portal for scientific research results in the field of neurofibromatosis (NF). The NF Data Portal marks the major first milestone in all three organizations’ commitment to the development of the larger NF Open Science Initiative (NF-OSI), which draws experts from across research disciplines and disease areas in order to develop treatments for NF, a genetic disorder which affects 2.5 million people worldwide (1 in 3,000 births), and currently has no cure or effective treatment options.The unique challenge for researchers studying NF, and particularly for patients living with the disease, is that NF is extremely variable. It causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, and can cause deafness, blindness, disfigurement, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities, disabling pain and cancer. This makes diagnosis and treatment particularly difficult, and as a result, many patients are told to ‘watch and wait’ as their tumors grow. Researchers working on the disease have likewise faced the challenge of working in independent groups and relying primarily on data made public through published works.The Children’s Tumor Foundation looked to turn this ‘traditional research model’ on its head, and in 2014 launched the NF Open Science Initiative, in collaboration with Sage Bionetworks, in order to enable CTF sponsored project teams to share their data in real-time through Sage Bionetworks’ Synapse platform. This was started in connection with the Foundation’s Synodos research model, which brings together multidisciplinary experts from leading institutions and across basic, translational and clinical disciplines, in order to solve complex NF issues.This spirit of collaboration has attracted other significant partners, and in 2015, CTF committed to supporting data collection and integration from a large National Cancer Institute (NCI) project, called DHART SPORE (Developmental and HyperActive Ras Tumor Specialized Programs of Research Excellence). That same year, NTAP initiated a relationship with Sage requiring that data generated through NTAP funded initiatives be uploaded, harmonized and indexed within Synapse. Across all of these projects – from CTF to NTAP to the NCI – Sage Bionetworks interacts directly with the project scientists to coordinate data upload and organization, and applies expertise in computational biology, oncology, data harmonization, and community-building to expand and enhance the value of the data generated across all of these initiatives.Building on the success of these efforts, CTF, NTAP and Sage have formally aligned to launch the NF Data Portal and the NF Open Science Initiative to support:Related StoriesResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeHealthy lifestyle lowers dementia risk despite genetic predispositionBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancer computational biologists seeking to analyze NF data and run their analyses, bench scientists who are interested in seeing what models/studies have been carried out on NF-related models, clinicians interested in seeing if a compound of interest has been used in an in-vivo, in-vitro or an in-silico model, and the general public who are interested in reading about what symptoms of NF are currently being studied. read more
Citation: Airbus overtakes Boeing, says could halt A380 programme (Update) (2018, January 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-airbus-flies-boeing-aircraft.html © 2018 AFP Airbus and Boeing eye lucrative maintenance market Explore further European aerospace giant Airbus overtook arch-rival Boeing in terms of aircraft orders last year, but warned that it could cease making its A380 jet if it does not receive any more orders for the supersize plane. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Airbus said that without new orders from Dubai-based airline, Emirates, it will be forced to halt its A380 programme Airbus said it booked a total 1,109 aircraft orders and a record 718 deliveries in 2017.By comparison, US rival Boeing booked 912 orders and 763 deliveries. Chief operating officer Fabrice Bregier said that overall deliveries could rise to 800 this year, given the increased pace of production of its A320neo aircraft.The medium-haul A320neo and A321neo jets feature new generation engines that use 15 percent less fuel compared to their peers.”We are going to double the number of A320neos” delivered this year, Bregier told a news conference. “If we do that, we will be close to 800 deliveries in 2018.”He acknowledged that deliveries of the A320neo had been slowed last year by problems with the engines made by US firm Pratt & Withney and by CFM, the joint venture of General Electric and Safran. Nevertheless, the problems were gradually being resolved and around 30 aircraft were waiting for their engines, down from 60 at the beginning of the year, he said.Turning to the A380, sales director, John Leahy, warned that Airbus would have no choice but to halt the programme if Dubai’s Emirates airline—the main customer for the superjumbo launched in 2007—did not place another order.”We are still talking to Emirates, but honestly, they are probably the only one to have the ability right now on the market place to take a minimum of six per year on a period of eight to 10 years,” Leahy said.”Quite honestly, if we can’t work out a deal with Emirates there is no choice but to shut down the programme,” Leahy said.”But I’m hopeful that we work out a deal with Emirates,” he added.There have been a total of 317 orders for the A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, since its launch.Airbus had been hoping to secure another major order from Emirates, which took delivery of its 100th A380 in 2017, at the Dubai Air Show in November. But the airline finally picked 40 Boeing 787-10 jets instead.Lower trajectoryCOO Bregier said the “trajectory will be to go lower” in production of the A380.”We will deliver 12 aircraft as planned in 2018,” and the number could fall to six per year in subsequent years, Bregier said. “The challenge will be to maintain at least this level in the years to come” before customers start placing replacement orders for the A380s they currently have in service, and “potential new markets” start opening up, he said.Turning to Airbus’ overall performance last year, the planemaker insisted that commercial aircraft deliveries in 2017 “were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record.” At the end of 2017, Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 7,265 aircraft valued at $1.059 trillion (867 billion euros) at list prices, the company said.”A new Airbus delivery record coupled with our fourth best order intake wraps up a remarkable year for us,” Bregier insisted. read more