Arrived earlier then expected. They are a bit pointy and not exactly like the picture advertised but close enough. Great quality for such a a cheap price and very durable as they managed to survive 3 days at glastonbury festival. They do make your ears a little sore at first but that’s just my issue with hair bands. I was very pleased with these. I was very pleased with these, wore them all day and most of the night. Didn’t have any problems with them 🙂 arrived pretty quick too. One of the diamonds was missing when it arrived and. One of the diamonds was missing when it arrived and the ear was slightly damaged. Not complaining it can be fixed and it’s cheap and cute. Kute Kitty Kat EarsGold with diamantéPerfect for costumes but not every dayTook time and not enough babble wrapNice fit and very cuteExcellent delivery time!niceeshop(TM) Party Crystal Pearl Shot-in Cat Ears Child Adult Hair Band Fancy Dress Costume Cosplay-SilverCondition:Brand new; Material:Alloy+faux pearl; Diameter:4.7inch/12 cmCat ear headband for women and girlPerfect for evening events, dance recital,proms and costume cosplayShining boutique style hair styling tool For the price, these were pretty durable. They didn’t break or anything and the gems were stuck solid. My only complaint is that they were quite heavy and hurt my head after a while. For such a low price i did not expect such high quality. Delivery arrived on the day specified and intact despite flying halfway across the world. A tad on the small side but my head is rather large so as expected, every faith they would fit someone with an average sized head haha. Excellent product, thinking of ordering again for my friends. Looks cute and fun for an outing with excellent delivery time. However it arrived with 2 pearls fallen off and packaging was not protective enough. The ears are a little large but it’s still a lovely hair piece and fits well. Arrived early and in one piece unlike other peoples experiences. Took time and not enough babble wrap. It took some time to get here ans when i did the eay had broken off so had to super glue it on as i had no time to send back. But from that it fit well and looks great. I quite liked these ears because they are cute and really pretty. Only bad thing is, that the headband was quite small so, after wearing them for a little while, they start to dig in and give you a headache. I wanted to wear them to a birthday party but i knew i would get a headache and have to take them off again, and i wouldn’t enjoy it as much as i would without the headband. Overall, i am kind of happy with the product, they were cheap so i wasn’t expecting ‘perfect’ and they will probably stretch over time so that they are more comfortable. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a cute accessory to wear on a night out. Perfect for costumes but not every day. They are quite cute and a good size but questionable quality, however i expected this for the price. Perfectly good for the odd wear or for a fancy dress costume accessory, but press in a little bit. This eat ears headband is amazing .59 it’s a bargain and they are just ariana grande car ears . So if u a ariana grande fan these are for you x. I love these ears, super duper cute, although the metal headband kinda hurts but still doesn’t effect how cute they look, love them. Very slow to arrive – but they were coming from turkey. Very nice – fits my 10yr old daughter ‘s head perfectly. When i bought these ears for such a low price i did not expect them to be such a high standard of quality . When i wear them everyone asks where i got them from and where they can get them, they are gold and have small crystal-like gems on the ears. Lovely size and delivery was very quick. It may just be me but i found that after an hour or two the years dug into my head but i do have quite a big head do i don’t think it would be an issue for the majority. I will be keeping these ears for many occasion. I have bought cat ears several times from many different sellers and the ears always arrive broken but these arrived in perfect condition.
CertainTeed’s vinyl siding plant in Westlake, Louisiana, will pay civil penalties of $365,500 for violating the Safe Drinking Water Act and failing to provide employees with a safe source of drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Dallas said the settlement is the largest civil penalty of its kind in state history. The EPA charged that the company failed to correct “significant deficiencies” uncovered in an inspection by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) of CertainTeed’s public water system at the Westlake plant. The EPA charged in a Pennsylvania federal district court that the company took years to correct the problem, according to an EPA news release.RELATED ARTICLESEPA Steps Up Enforcement of Lead Paint RuleTesting the Effect of Plastic Pipes on Potable WaterIs Your Drinking Water Safe?Is Water Consumption a Class Issue?How Safe is PEX Tubing? “Despite numerous enforcement efforts by both EPA and the state of Louisiana, including letters from LDH a joint inspection by LDH and EPA, and an EPA administrative order, CertainTeed took over four years to address the significant deficiencies identified in the survey,” the agency said. Plastic News reported that the problems involved the supply of drinking water for the plant’s 43 employees. Three wells served the site, but the one earmarked as the source of potable water for five buildings and emergency wash stations was damaged by Hurricane Rita in 2005. The other two wells were not considered potable and were used instead to fill fire suppression tanks and cooling towers. After the hurricane, the plant took water from the fire suppression system and disinfected it with chlorine for use by employees. But the water system had no filtration and no means or preventing the flow of water back to the fire suppression system. The EPA said that violations included failure to provide approved drinking water and failure to monitor and test the water for contaminants that could cause health problems. In a statement, CertainTeed said it had drilled a new well for drinking water and taken steps to ensure compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act, Plastic News said. “The safety of its employees, the environment and the communities it serves is a top priority for CertainTeed,” the statement said. The Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, company produces a variety of building products. It is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, a French conglomerate. CertainTeed announced in 2011 that the plant had earned the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification recognizing its “ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility.” The plant was diverting material from waste streams by recycling cardboard, metal, electronic scrap, oil and other products, while reporting a 70% reduction in water use. In order to win certification, CertainTeed developed an environmental management system that “underwent rigorous evaluations through a third party review,” the company said at the time.
Kolkata Knight Riders lost their final qualifying round match against Somerset by 11 runs but still managed to qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 main tournament in Hyderabad on Wednesday.Chasing a victory target of 167, KKR could score 155 for eight but made it to the 10-team main tournament as the third highest ranked side in the six-team qualifying round on better net run rate.They collected two points from one win – against Auckland Aces – the same as Ruhunu Eleven but qualified for the main tournament on better net run rate.KKR have a net run rate of minus 0.225 while Ruhunu ended at minus 0.275. The Kolkata side qualified for the main round after reaching 153 in their run chase.The Jacques Kallis-led side joined three other Indian teams – reigning champions Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians – in the main round, to be held from September 23 to October 9.Somerset and Trinidad and Tobago are the two other teams to have qualified to the main round from the qualifiers. Both secured two wins each.Riding on opener Peter Trego’s fluent half-century, Somerset first produced a solid batting display to post a challenging 166 for six after electing to bat and then restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 155 for eight at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.Ryan ten Doeschate waged a lone battle for KKR, hitting one four and three sixes on his way to 46 from 31 deliveries, but eventually ran short of partners.
Norris Cole5.0-1.8-1.4 WINSLOSSES Kyle Singler10.0-2.5-0.3 Nick Collison4.0-3.10.7 Enes Kanter25.00.5-1.2 Paul George35.02.40.4 Terrance Ferguson5.0-1.6-0.1 Alex Abrines15.00.0-1.8 The top-5 of Westbrook, George, Enes Kanter, Steven Adams and Andre Roberson are worth 53 wins all on their own. But CARMELO thinks so little of the Thunder bench that the rest of the roster is worth -2 wins. That bench was bad this past season, but young players like Alex Abrines and Doug McDermott may improve with an additional season with the team, and this season’s first-round draft pick Terrance Ferguson has potential as a spot-up shooter on the wing, which the team desperately needed last season. Still, with Taj Gibson likely leaving in free agency, the Thunder will be thin. But while their projection doesn’t put the team nearly at the level of the Golden State Warriors, or even the newly minted Chris Paul Houston Rockets, acquiring George should have an outsize effect on the Thunder.It’s hard to overstate how perfect a fit this is for Oklahoma City. George isn’t Kevin Durant — he doesn’t rebound as well, and isn’t quite the playmaker that Durant can be when called upon — but he replaces a lot of what the former MVP took with him when he departed for Golden State. The most obvious way he helps is by giving Westbrook a legitimate partner in the offense. George is a very good shooter: He shot 39.3 percent from 3 last season, and has floated between 36 and 40 percent the past several years despite taking some of the most difficult shots in the league. George shouldn’t have to take on the world quite the same way in Oklahoma City.George may actually end up fitting slightly better with Westbrook than Durant did — in practice if not in terms of absolute skill. Durant dominated the ball late in games for the Thunder; Westbrook would defer, often to a fault. This left Westbrook, an average at best shooter, on the perimeter, largely wasted. With George new to OKC, where Westbrook is the reigning MVP and undisputed team leader, the Thunder should be able to default to more sensible sets in crucial moments, with the ball in Westbrook’s hands but George actively involved.That said, George’s ability to get his own shot should also be key for the Thunder. In the team’s first-round loss to the Houston Rockets, the bench units led by Oladipo were overwhelmed, often unable even to get a shot without their star. In Game 5 of that series, Westbrook played 42 minutes, scored 47 points and had a plus-minus of +12. The Thunder lost by six. George can be streaky, but his ability to carry an offense means the Thunder can survive spells without Westbrook.But it’s George’s defensive ability and versatility that may unlock the Thunder’s potential. Oklahoma City had been constructed with a lopsided allotment of talents. They had more than enough rebounders and interior defenders, but few perimeter scorers or players who could perform the basic three-and-D role so crucial to successful teams. George is one of the best three-and-D players in the league, good enough to compensate for limited defensive players around him when the Thunder need offense.Lineups featuring both George and Andre Roberson — a converted power forward who plays shooting guard for the Thunder despite being one of the worst shooters in the league — would seem to not only cover Westbrook’s defensive shortcomings, but possibly those of other players, such as Abrines or Kanter. Roberson is restricted free agent and reportedly declined a four-year, $48 million extension last fall, so he may be too expensive to re-sign, but given the Thunder’s lack of depth they may not have much choice. (And in a twist, George actually earns less than Oladipo this season, giving the Thunder a little extra breathing room under the luxury tax.) Giving Roberson’s projected minutes to Abrines results in the team’s CARMELO rating dropping from 51 wins to 47.The Thunder were a deeply but narrowly flawed team last season. That happens when a Kevin Durant-sized hole is left in the depth chart. Paul George may not fill the whole thing, and he may not do it for very long, but for as long as he and Westbrook are in town, the Thunder are back. Team total3.70.6 PLAYERMIN. PER GAMEOFF. PLUS/MINUSDEF. PLUS/MINUS Thunder’s projected record50.831.2 Jerami Grant20.0-2.00.1 Andre Roberson25.0-1.21.8 Paul George is headed to Oklahoma City, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, and the Thunder may be back to being title contenders — or at least in the mix to be the West’s second-best team behind Golden State.Just hours before the NBA’s free agency period begins, the Indiana Pacers have traded George to the Thunder for former No. 2 overall pick Victor Oladipo and rising sophomore Domantas Sabonis. Oklahoma City had acquired Oladipo and the draft pick that became Sabonis from Orlando in a trade for Serge Ibaka last offseason.George is a free agent after this coming season, and it’s believed that he has not agreed to sign a contract extension. The assumption around the league has been that the Lakers are his preferred long-term destination, which is a large part of why the Pacers couldn’t even secure a draft pick for their outgoing star. So this is certainly a calculated risk for OKC, but MVP Russell Westbrook can also become a free agent after the 2017-18 season thanks to a player-option. And while he hasn’t been as forthright as George, his hometown Lakers have long been a rumored destination for him as well. So the Thunder are on the clock to sell themselves as a place where Westbrook can contend, or alternatively, to take their last, best shot at winning a title while they still have him. The George trade should accomplish both.According to FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection system, adding George to the Thunder and subtracting Oladipo and Sabonis should put the team at 51 wins: Russell Westbrook35.07.60.7 Replacement level player11-1.7-0.3 Semaj Christon5.0-3.0-1.5 Steven Adams30.0-0.62.0 Doug McDermott15.0-0.6-2.7 The Thunder are backCARMELO projections for the 2017-18 Oklahoma City Thunder
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 28, 2017 – Montego Bay – Residents of Montego Bay, St. James, whose houses and other belongings were destroyed by the flood that swept through sections of the city on November 22, have received assistance from the Government.Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, presented cheques to the first set of 80 recipients on December 22, at the temporary Montego Bay regional offices of the Ministry on Cottage Road.“Over 150 persons were affected. We had to send back some of them to get their Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) as they were incorrect, or we never got a TRN for them,” Mrs. Robinson explained. “We know that the money can’t buy back everything that you lost, but we are making an effort,” she told the gathering.The flooding resulted from excessively heavy rains, estimated at 3.5 inches, which lashed the city for about four hours. Several roadways were blocked for hours and extensive damage was done to private and public properties. Many residents living on William Street, King Street, Norwood, Dome Street and other areas were impacted.During a tour of the affected sections of the city on November 23, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, promised that in addition to a $20-million emergency allocation from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, he would convene a meeting with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to come up with further support in order to ensure that persons, particularly homeowners, were given assistance.In an interview with JIS News following the presentation, Mrs. Robinson said representatives of the Ministry are continuing their fieldwork to collect the relevant TRNs, so that the remaining 70 persons will get assistance.“The Ministry of Labour and Social Security stands ready to do its part in times of emergencies like this,” she said.Release: JIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
While an exact figure could not be disclosed, a program of this magnitude costs the advertiser between $1 and $3 million. Hearst kicks off its “New Century Craftmanship Idea Series” ad campaign with Lincoln in select July and August issues of Hearst titles, as well as with a video series, that features “artisans” who carry through Lincoln’s branded message of craftsmanship and design through their own work.Debuting in print ads in O, The Oprah Magazine, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, Veranda and Esquire and in videos on these titles’ websites, Jeff Hamill, SVP of sales with Hearst Integrated Media, says, “These are the titles on which we agreed with Lincoln that provided the right kind of audience for the company and for this message.”The print portion of this campaign features chef Richard Blais, jewelry designer Karen Erickson and men’s fashion designer Kevin Stewart. The online video series includes these personalities as well as Max Wolff, director of design with Lincoln. Blais (along with a Lincoln MKX) will be spotlighted in O, The Oprah Magazine and House Beautiful; Erickson is featured with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in Harper’s Bazaar and Veranda; and Kevin Stewart will be seen along with the Lincoln MKX in Esquire.The video series is featured only on the titles’ websites, and are not available through Hearst’s apps. Hamill sees this ad campaign, “As a chance for the consumer to get deeper into the ideas behind Lincoln craftsmanship and Lincoln philosophy, which was really the brand driver for Lincoln in terms of this program.” Consumers can enter to win “goods” through featured videos, which Hamill defines as an opportunity to share an “experience” with the selected personality. For example, the individual that wins Stewart’s experience will receive clothing and an invitation to attend an upcoming fashion show. “It’s a perfect example of what we do with corporate sales, provide custom advertising solutions for our best advertisers. In a company of our size, we firmly believe we can bundle our appropriate assets in a very strategic way for any of our large advertisers’ needs,” says Hamill. “The key to good integration is to use each medium to its strength, and not have a one-size fits all approach.”
More about Uscooter Electric Scooter Audi E-Tron Scooter will help you zip from train to office and back 17 Photos 1:27 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better This scooter will drive itself. It’s weird. Ninebot Companies have started to look past automobiles in an effort to decongest major cities and look for new ways to get humans from point A to point B in a more efficient fashion. One industry that’s received quite a bit of attention is scooters. While it’s easy to recall days of manually powered scooters that may or may not have whacked the back of your ankle, Ninebot has a different idea.China-based Ninebot revealed its latest smart scooter at Innovation in AI-powered Mobility in Beijing this past Friday called the KickScooter T60 and it will actually drive itself to charging station. See? No more whacked ankles. Not only can the scooter pilot itself back to a charging station when it’s time to rejuice, but its cloud-based mechanics can drive it to a user on its own.For example, say a large social event just let out. The company can look at this data and dispatch a flock of KickScooter T60s to the area for people to jump on and ride off. I’m not sure I want to see what a group of these zipping around without a driver looks like, though. The idea is pretty unnerving. Ninebot didn’t explicitly say what kind of technology unlocks the autonomous abilities but it said the scooter uses “vision-based navigation technology.” Obviously, something needs to award the machine the ability to “see” the world around it, whether that’s lidar, radar or something else.Ninebot also took the wraps off two new delivery robots. DeliveryBot S2 is an upgraded version of the S1 that can see the world better via its lidar and also go up and down elevators without help. Meanwhile, DeliveryBot X1 can tackle city infrastructure and even recognize traffic lights and withstand rain. Tags The newest Lime scooters beef up for safety at CES 2019 More From Roadshow 1 2019 Audi Q8 review: Stop worrying and love the roof Comment Share your voice 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback review: Goody two-shoes Now playing: Watch this: Preview • The best folding electric scooter you can buy Car Industry Auto Tech
On Feb. 26, the Baltimore Ceasefire 365 movement was honored during the inaugural Black History Month Community Leaders Awards ceremony, presented by the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. And on that day I was proud to be an honorary member of Baltimore Ceasefire 365.So, here is the backstory on how I got to be a part of the Ceasefire crew for a day. My friend, Ericka Bridgeford, the group’s co-founder, texted me on Facebook to announce Ceasefire would be among the group’s honored at the Black History Month event at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, in Annapolis. “Wow….Dope!” I replied. “When can I write about this?” Her reply was, “We have one more seat for a guest…and we’re inviting you to attend the awards ceremony. Can you come?”It was my honor.It has been a short, yet remarkable odyssey for the Baltimore Ceasefire movement, an organic answer to the violence, murder and mayhem that has seemingly possessed Baltimore for too many years. After Bridgeford ranted to her son last spring about the skyrocketing murder rate, she reached out to her inner circle, specifically Ogun Gordy and her best friend Letrice Gant (aka Ellen Gee), and the first Ceasefire weekend was birthed in Aug., 2017.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)When AFRO First Edition was on WEAA’s airwaves, we dedicated an hour a week on the show for several weeks, leading up to the first Ceasefire in an effort to help build momentum and spread the word. In less than a year, the movement has garnered accolades from around the world and the nation. And this week, the vital work of Ceasefire 365 was officially honored by the state.“Baltimore Ceasefire 365 is a grassroots peace movement created to raise awareness about the high murder rate in Baltimore City, comfort families of the deceased, and reduce violent deaths in the city. The group makes a simple ask: For Baltimore City to be free of murder for 72 consecutive hours. This simple ask has transformed into ceasefire weekends in Baltimore with much success,” is how Ceasefire’s bio read in the program accompanying the awards ceremony.The awards ceremony this week recognized the incredible, life sustaining work that so many organizations do everyday across our state, typically with little fanfare and too often, few resources (hopefully that will change one day).Organizations like Generosity Global, which helps the homeless population in Baltimore, and Inge Benevolent Ministries, which operates the only shelter in the country exclusively for Muslim women refugees and their children, among the other groups honored, are the bedrock of volunteerism and service in our state.For the Ceasefire crew, getting out on the streets of the city and engaging many of the young men and women, who are most vulnerable to violence and murder is hard, grimy, challenging, joyous and ultimately, life affirming work.It is a never-ending battle against all of the demons that the world outside of Baltimore (and far too many of us within the city) often attempt to define us as; murderous, violent, ignorant, lawless, ruthless, addicted, to name a few. True, we are all of those things. Yet, we are not bound by them, because we are so much more; resilient, loving, fiercely loyal, wise, brilliant, creative, powerful. The good overwhelms the bad, if it wasn’t true, the city wouldn’t be standing.We are “more than conquerors” to quote Romans 8:31-39.When Ceasefire was presented with the award, Gant eloquently spoke for the group. After thanking Van Brooks, with the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, among others and name checking the Ceasefire crew, Gant ended her short speech with what has become the Baltimore Ceasefire mantra.“Don’t let anybody tell you what Baltimore can’t do.”Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore editor and host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition video podcast, which airs Monday and Friday on the AFRO’s Facebook page.