This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Summer vacation is here and you want to keep your home safe. But it’s going to take more than couple of entry sensors, a motion detector, and an alarm for you to feel secure. Modern DIY security systems let you bypass the hard sales pitch and time-consuming professional installation. You can even ditch the monthly service fee. Just buy a prebuilt package online, set it up yourself in minutes, and integrate it with your existing smart home. But with so many options, which gives you the most for your money? Let’s take a closer look at two of the top contenders. One of the first companies to bring a doorbell cam to market, Ring is now an Amazon company with a complete security system. You can create your own custom hardware kit directly on the Ring site or choose a standard package consisting of a base unit, keypad, motion detectors, and up to eight entry sensors on Amazon. What’s n...

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The RAIN RFID Alliance announced today that 15.4 billion RAIN

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The RAIN RFID Alliance announced today that 15.4 billion RAIN RFID tag chips were sold in 2018. This is 23% growth over 2017, and the RAIN RFID market is on track to over 20 billion tag chips sold annually for 2020 and beyond. Tag chip forecast discussions began after the RAIN RFID Alliance was founded in 2014, and the industry has been expecting to achieve annual sales of over 20 billion tag chips by 2020.  RAIN Alliance collects volume data from the leading RAIN tag chip manufacturers, all of which are members of the Alliance. RAIN Alliance members, including Alien Technologies, Axzon Inc., EM Microelectronic, Impinj, Inc., and NXP Semiconductors, sold 15.4 billion tag chips in 2018. “RAIN is the preeminent identifying technology for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), and last year RAIN technology enabled over 15 billion things to be connected to the IoT,” said Steve Halliday, president of RAIN RFID Alliance. “We have daily discussions with members of the Alliance, currently over 160 worldwide, and it is exciting to hear about the growing number of RAIN solutions to tag ‘things’ across many markets.”...

Directional Drilling Solutions & Services Market Regional Share and Analysis During 2018-2026

Global directional drilling solutions & services market generated revenue of US$ 8.5 billion in 2017. By 2026, the directional drilling solutions & services market is expected to be valued at US$ 18.3 billion with a CAGR of 8.6% over the forecast period. Rental segment in the market is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate during the forecast period. As costs of purchasing directional drilling equipment such as rotary steerable systems and mud motors is quite high, preference is being given to rental services wherein required tools and services can be rented out as per requirements. North America held dominant position in the global directional drilling solutions & services market in 2017, and is projected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. In 2017, the U.S. accounted for the largest share in terms of revenue in the region. High presence of directional drilling services providers in the region is expected to be a major factor for growth of the market in the region. Moreover, large number of oil & gas companies are operating in the region, which has resulted in multiple boring and drilling operations. According to the statistics publishe...

Global and Regional Analysis of Aluminium Ladder Market by Industry Dynamics, Market Positioning, Pricing Strategy and Forecast By 2024

The Aluminium Ladder market report analysis series and provides a comprehensive insight into the global Aluminium Ladder channel. It analyses the market, the major players, and the main trends, strategies for success and consumer attitudes. It also provides forecasts to 2024. Look insights of Global Aluminium Ladder industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/268174    Global Aluminium Ladder market is projected to reach CAGR of XX% in the forecast period 2019 to 2024. The new market report contains data for historic years 2017, the base year of calculation is 2018 and the forecast period is 2019 to 2029. The overviews, SWOT analysis and strategies of each vendor in the Aluminium Ladder market provide understanding about the market forces and how those can be exploited to create future opportunities. Get sample Copy of this Aluminium Ladder Market Report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/request-sample/268174  Important application areas of Aluminium Ladder are also assessed on the basis of their performance. Market predictions along with the statistical nuances presented in the report render an insightful view of the Aluminium Ladder market. The mar...

Australia has a legal right to defend its shores, but the Abbott government’s border protection policy

Australia has a legal right to defend its shores, but the Abbott government’s border protection policy has begun to drift into some legal grey areas, writes Donald Rothwell. Images of bright red lifeboats appearing unannounced along the Indonesian coast and Australian diplomats being summoned in Jakarta to receive formal protests over the conduct of Operation Sovereign Borders are the latest chapter in the saga of the Abbott government’s border protection policy. An inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the violation by the Australian Navy of Indonesian sovereignty had also recently been completed with a public version of that report about to be released. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr Marty Natalegawa, continues to voice his concerns over Operation Sovereign Borders, indicating that the use of lifeboats has escalated the diplomatic rift and that he will be raising Australia’s conduct this week in talks with the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. While the Abbott government refuses to discuss any “on water” matters associated with Operation Sovereign Borders, it would seem reasonable to conclude that lifeboats are being used ...

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Reopen Cardozo Hotel in Miami

“Since we are in the entertainment business, we want our guests to feel good in the hotel and enjoy their stay,” Estefan tells PEOPLE.  Grammy-winning pop singer Gloria Estefan, and her Grammy-winning music producer husband Emilio, just finished a $15 million redesign of the sexy Cardozo South Beach hotel on Ocean Drive. And PEOPLE has a first look inside! After a nearly four-year closure, the iconic 1939 created Art Deco hotel, which the couple purchased around 1992, has just reopened with 41 brand new guest rooms and suites, and the Northern Italian BiCE Cucina Miami restaurant. “We can’t wait for our friends around the world to experience the new Cardozo because it is so personal, and we like people to feel comfortable and relaxed when they are with us,” Gloria, 61, tells PEOPLE during an exclusive tour, after which she is leaving for London to promote On Your Feet!, the traveling jukebox musical based on her life. Inside the modern white vibe is mixed and matched with elements from the Cardozo’s historic original decor. The sparkling lobby still has the original terrazzo floors, while newly installed rounded windows and herringbone flooring pay tribute to the building’s h...

Reviewing Genuine Parts Company (GPC)’s and Reebonz Holding Limited (NASDAQ:RBZ)’s results

This is a contrast between Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) and Reebonz Holding Limited (NASDAQ:RBZ) based on their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Specialty Retail Other and they also compete with each other. Demonstrates Genuine Parts Company and Reebonz Holding Limited earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation. Table 2 has Genuine Parts Company and Reebonz Holding Limited’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins. Genuine Parts Company has a Current Ratio of 1.2 and a Quick Ratio of 0.6. Competitively, Reebonz Holding Limited’s Current Ratio is 0.5 and has 0.3 Quick Ratio. Genuine Parts Company’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Reebonz Holding Limited. Genuine Parts Company dividend pay is $2.92 per share with 2.84% dividend yield annually. Reebonz Holding Limited does not offer a dividend. The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for Genuine Parts Company and Reebonz Holding Limited. The upside potential is 9.33% for Genuine Parts Company with average price target of $112. Competitively the avera...

Mohamedou Salahi spent more than fourteen years in detention at Guantánamo Bay, where he was repeatedly

Mohamedou Salahi spent more than fourteen years in detention at Guantánamo Bay, where he was repeatedly tortured. Mohamedou Salahi spent more than fourteen years in detention at Guantánamo Bay, where he was repeatedly tortured. In 2004, Steve Wood was deployed to Guantánamo Bay, as a member of the Oregon National Guard. He and his comrades were told that many of the detainees were responsible for 9/11 and, given the opportunity, would strike again. “I just remember being super excited, because I thought, I’m going to be doing something important,” Wood told me. For two weeks, he worked as a guard in the cellblocks, monitoring men who had been captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan. Then a sergeant major pulled him aside for a brief interview, and assigned him to work the night shift in Echo Special, a secret, single-occupancy unit that had been built to house the United States military’s highest-value detainee. The International Committee of the Red Cross—which has access to many of the world’s most notorious detention sites, some of them in countries where there is no rule of law—had recently sent representatives to Guantánamo, but the base commander, citing “military n...

AD/CV Duties on Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod

Vulcan Steel Products Inc. (petitioner), on February 21, 2019, filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from China and India. The U.S. AD law imposes special tariffs to counteract imports that are sold in the United States at less than “normal value.” The U.S. CVD law imposes special tariffs to counteract imports that are sold in the United States with the benefit of foreign government subsidies. For AD/CVD duties to be imposed, the U.S. government must determine not only that dumping and/or subsidies are occurring but also that there is “material injury” (or threat thereof) by reason of the dumped and/or subsidized imports. Importers are liable for any potential AD/CVD duties imposed. In addition, these investigations could impact purchasers by increasing prices and/or decreasing supply of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod. The merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is carbon and alloy steel threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon or alloy...

Detection and resolution of scratch-causing roller side defects

Metal scrapers, which do not scratch uncoated glass, are used by window cleaners throughout the world to clean quality uncoated tempered and annealed glass surfaces in an efficient, effective, environmentally friendly manner. Metal scrapers are also commonly used within the glass, painting and automotive industries. Some tempered glass, however, scratches easily during cleaning, as a result of having travelled on furnace rollers contaminated with glass fines. The roller side then bears numerous fine defects which cause scratches when cleaned with a common metal scraper. Complaints of tempered glass scratching this way are widespread in the US market, though not unheard of in other markets. The author proposes a simple surface quality test using a standard window cleaning scraper and common smartphone or shop microscope. His presentation is intended to increase awareness and promote the discussion and resolution of tempered glass roller side defects. Numerous microscopic roller side defects are caused when tempered glass is processed on furnace rollers contaminated with glass fines; these defects in turn cause numerous fine scratches during cleaning with common metal scrapers. ...

McHugh will join Houston’s Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock on Friday as he works his way

McHugh will join Houston’s Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock on Friday as he works his way back from elbow discomfort. (Brian McTaggart on Twitter) McHugh has missed the last month with a sore elbow, and likely won’t be inserted back into the rotation even when he is ready to return. He’s 3-4 with a 6.04 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings, and is worth a look if he does make it back into a starting role at some point. Steel Pipe, Steel Pipe Trader, Seamless Steel Pipe, Pipe Fittings, Weled Steel Pipe – Rise,http://www.risepipe.com/

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You spend one-third of your life in bed, so it’s worth it to splurge a little on sheets you really love. And from a health standpoint, it’s important to look for ones that weren’t treated with pesticides or harsh chemicals. That means avoiding sheets labeled “wrinkle-free,” “easy care,” or “permanent press,” since they were likely treated with formaldehyde resin—a known carcinogen. Instead, look for 100 percent organic options, especially if you’re going the cotton route since cotton only covers 2.4 percent of the world’s farmland, but it accounts for 24 percent of the global sales of insecticide and 11 percent of pesticides sales. But don’t take claims at face value: Even if a company says its fabric is organic, the claim doesn’t hold much weight unless it’s backed up by a trustworthy label. Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Greenguard Gold and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) labels are the most trustworthy ones for fabric, according to a recent study by Consumer Reports. You should also look for a company that is transparent about its supply chain, since sheets—especially when the raw products are grown a...