Test Drive: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4×4 – Business – Ionia Sentinel – Standard-Ionia, MI

Entry Price: $32,045Price as tested: $62,775This week, we’re driving the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, delivered in Summit 4×4 dress with an optional 5.7-liter Hemi sitting under the hood. As a fully capable and comfortable 4×4, the Summit comes standard with Quadra-Lift air suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential, making it a more than capable off-road vehicle.But more so than its 4×4 off-road abilities, most Grand Cherokees are utilized as competent highway performers while the AWD traction is an added benefit when inclement weather arrives. Even in warmer climates where 4×4 isn’t necessary, 2WD Grand Cherokees seem just as popular and offer consumers a chance to own one for several thousand dollars less.Regardless of model and traction choice, Jeep Grand Cherokee’s best selling attribute just might be its roots, which date back to 1941 and the World War II era. This special Jeep identity still finds customers of all ages gravitating to any and all Jeep brand trims thanks to its heralded military workhorse legacy. As for the five-passenger Jeep Grand Cherokee, it shares a direct link back to the original Willys Jeep Overland station wagon that de...

Conjugated polymers optically regulate the fate of endothelial colony-forming cells

↵‡ Present address: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy. ↵§ Present address: Smart Bio-Interfaces Italian Institute of Technology, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy. The control of stem and progenitor cell fate is emerging as a compelling urgency for regenerative medicine. Here, we propose a innovative strategy to gain optical control of endothelial colony-forming cell fate, which represents the only known truly endothelial precursor showing robust in vitro proliferation and overwhelming vessel formation in vivo. We combine conjugated polymers, used as photo-actuators, with the advantages offered by optical stimulation over current electromechanical and chemical stimulation approaches. Light modulation provides unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution, permitting at the same time lower invasiveness and higher selectivity. We demonstrate that polymer-mediated optical excitation induces a robust enhancement of proliferation and lumen formation in vitro. We identify the underlying biophysical pathway as due to light-induced activation of TRPV1 channel. Altogether, our r...

Mother accused of abandoning baby on bus in Bethlehem will no longer face criminal charge

Northampton County’s prosecutor plans to drop the criminal charge against a woman accused of leaving her baby with a bus driver and then tearfully walking away. At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, District Attorney John Morganelli said Ashley Leann Walters displayed combative and erratic behavior, and will be subject to a temporary involuntary commitment due to mental health issues. Initially, Morganelli said his office recommended Walters, 26, be released on her own recognizance while she awaited a preliminary hearing. Walters had been held in Northampton County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $10,000 bail after being charged with child endangerment following the incident Saturday in Bethlehem. It was a misdemeanor charge, and Morganelli said his office is committed to the county court’s policy of not having cash bail for defendants charged with nonviolent offenses. But after a metal health evaluation by pretrial services in order to change her bail, Morganelli said it was determined she would be subject to an involuntary commitment and should be going to the hospital by the end of the day Wednesday for treatment. Asked if postpartum depression was an issue for Walters, o...

Janie Moore wants her story to be written so that people can understand the devastation and

Janie Moore wants her story to be written so that people can understand the devastation and negative impacts that power plants cause to residents’ health and the environment, not to mention the fear and heartbreak. She does not want what has happened to her to happen to anyone else. She believes that her story can help others oppose and stop proposed power plants in other communities. Why should you care about someone who lives in Ohio? The same thing that has happened to Janie could have happened in Burrillville, Rhode Island. It could happen again here. It is happening all over the country. We must learn from Janie’s story… Janie Moore and her family have remained in the path of a gigantic, 1,650 MW (nameplate capacity of 1,875 MWs), fracked gas, 3-General-Electric-turbine, combined cycle power plant in Byesville, Guernsey County, Ohio. Guernsey Power Station (GPS), has been approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board and is currently under its first phase of construction as you read this. The construction began at the end of September. During operations, it will emit seven million tons of carbon dioxide per year as well as hundreds of tons per year of nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxi...

Samsung’s new laptops charge phones with their touchpad

Some features are the result of consumer demand. Others simply make sense. And then there are features like the Galaxy Book Flex and Ion’s Wireless PowerShare that appear to be more a product of a “because we can” approach to product design. Wireless charging is, in and of itself, kind of a no-brainer in an era when many or most flagship smartphones support the technology. Samsung’s implementation, however, leaves a lot to be desired here. It’s true, of course, that Wireless PowerShare’s implementation is less than ideal, requiring one of two phones to be face-down, but I can certainly see applications for the tech. On the new laptops, however, charging the phone requires that it occupy all of the trackpad. In the case of the Flex, I suppose you can still use the touchscreen (there isn’t one on the Ion), but even so, there’s no scenario in which having a phone sitting on the trackpad doesn’t seriously dampen one’s ability to get some serious work done. Between the issues and the fact that you can charge your phone the old-fashioned way with the laptops, it’s hard to find a scenario in which the feature is anything but a gimmick. Samsung says the trackpad offered the easiest impl...

William Hill advert linked betting to sexual success

An advert for a betting firm seen on the dating app Tinder has been banned for linking gambling to sexual success. The ad for William Hill, which was sent as a message to users, read: “Stuck in the friend zone? You won’t be for much longer if you use this Cheltenham [horse racing] free bet offer.” It said that, according to advertising rules, gambling ads must not link betting to “seduction, sexual success or enhanced attractiveness”. “We considered that the text… suggested that those who gambled would be more likely to develop a friendship into a sexual relationship and therefore linked gambling with sexual success,” it said. The firm said customers who signed up would “enter into a relationship with William Hill”, and the advert was supposed to relate this to the nature of the business they were advertising on – Tinder. However, upon reflection it agreed the ad could have been misinterpreted and took it down voluntarily. William Hill said: “We take on board what the ASA have said about this particular advert and have removed it from circulation.” Tinder meanwhile said it had reviewed the ad before p...

Gerber Technology Expands its MCT Digital Cutting System into European Market at FESPA

TOLLAND, CONN., USA, April 16, 2019– As the need for on-demand manufacturing increases across an ever-widening array of substrates, producers in the sign & graphic and packaging industries need a system that offers speed and versatility to meet every request that comes in. In order to remain competitive, companies must offer more material options and quicker turnaround times without diminishing the quality of their product. As the most versatile digital cutting solution on the market, the Gerber MCT Cutter has all the tools, including laser, to complete the most challenging jobs for a wide range of substrates, while increasing productivity and delivering high-quality results. The innovative system allows users to control target registration, cut file editing and machine production from one, integrated user interface. Six months after having acquired MCT Digital, Gerber is expanding its MCT digital cutting system worldwide into the sign & graphics and packaging markets. The highly-integrated system of hardware and software has won a number of accolades in the North America market. “We are excited to bring such strong innovation in digital finishing to the European sign &a...

These 39 Highly-Rated Products On Amazon Seriously Deserve 6 Stars

If I could give Meryl Streep 100 Oscars, I would. If I could give my favorite coworker a significant raise, I also would. And if I could give these highly-rated products on Amazon six stars, well… I’d do that, too. But alas, Amazon puts a cap of five stars on product ratings, so you’ll just have to believe me when I say that they deserve six out of five stars. These products are a step above the rest, inspiring thousands of reviewers to go through the trouble of posting ratings and writing reviews that let the rest of us know just how good they are — and I appreciate that. (Hey, it makes my job easy.) And while you might think that a product deserving of six stars might have a hefty price tag to go along with it, think again. Believe it or not, all of these products are surprisingly affordable. That means you can do a lot of shopping and still have money to eat out at that six-star restaurant you’ve been meaning to try. (Is that a thing?) Anyway, go ahead and check out these outstanding and underrated products; you just might end up writing a review, too. This coconut oil is made from 100% raw, natural, virgin coconut oil — and it’s silkier and mor...

Fuel System Plumbing: Covering The Basics With Russell Performance

Automotive plumbing – be it for brakes, fuel system, or whatever, typically doesn’t get much pre-planning before the process actually gets underway. That’s a shame, because the flow of fluid is crucial to making horsepower, and also stopping those raging ponies. Not having a plan usually results in more than one last-minute trip to a part’s store, hoping to find what you need. Also, if the hoses and fittings are not properly selected and made for the application, you can seriously damage your vehicle. That’s why we decided to get together with the folks at Russell Performance to give you some insight into choosing and building the hoses you’ll need. Proper planning of what parts you will need and how you will be routing the lines, even before you begin installing your fluid system, will ensure you have everything you need when you get started. When planning the flow of fuel, there are a few things you need to consider. Many of today’s blended fuels can degrade hose if the fuel system is not made of the proper materials designed to withstand that fluid. “The Russell Pro Classic, Pro Classic II, and Pro-Flex are compatible with all fuels, but if using E85, not for long-term use. [...

Rozkręć biznes w Chinach, czyli co i jak tam sprzedawać

Dla Chińczyków „szeroki świat” otworzył się dopiero stosunkowo niedawno dlatego chętnie kupują wszelkie produkty markowe i dobrej jakości. Już dziś w Chinach jest ponad 300 milionów osób zarabiających miesięcznie tysiąc i więcej dolarów – Michał Broniek, prezes spółki zarządzającej platformą MadeInEurope.com.cn. Madeineurope.com.cn jest platformą, która ma ułatwić polskim i europejskim przedsiębiorcom kontakty z potencjalnymi partnerami w Chinach, w języku chińskim. Ogromna popularność e-commerce w Chinach daje nam możliwość skutecznego promowania platformy, a co za tym idzie – produktów i usług naszych klientów. W skrócie zatem jest to platforma matchmakingowa oraz promocyjna. Każdy nasz klient przygotowuje opis swojej firmy oraz produktów / usług w języku angielskim, który tłumaczymy na chiński i wraz ze zdjęciami umieszczamy na stronie. Dzięki kategoriom produktowym potencjalni zainteresowani mogą samodzielnie wyszukać interesujące ich rzeczy. Ponadto nasi handlowcy z Chin są w stanie na bieżąco informować o produktach zamieszczonych na Made in Europe. Zapytania od zainteresowanych konkretnymi produktami lub usługami są tłumaczone z języka chińskiego na angielski i przesyłane...

Biocomposite of the Year 2019 award announces nominees

A big role for biocomposites in plastics reductionBiocomposites can help companies to reduce plastics in a range of products, without compromising performance o For the seventh year in a row, the innovation award Biocomposite of the Year will be granted to producers and inventors of innovative, new applications for biocomposites – Natural Fibre Composites (NFC) and Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC). There has never been a greater demand for alternatives to classic plastic products as today. Nowadays, up to 80% of plastics can be replaced by biogenic fillers, such as wood flour and cork or by natural fibres for reinforcement. Biocomposites are available for almost every application: packaging, consumer goods, toys, handles, shoes, façade and terrace elements, floors, automotive parts and even room applications. This year’s nominated companies give a good picture about the emerging application fields for biocomposites: automotive, packaging, casing for consumer goods, instruments as well as solutions for construction such as facades, according to the organisers. The winners of the innovation award will be selected at the 8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne, in Cologne, next month. Ou...

I was bitten by the audiophile bug at a relatively young age. When I was in

I was bitten by the audiophile bug at a relatively young age. When I was in my early teens, my parents purchased me a high-end stereo system complete with tuner, equalizer, dual cassette deck, 25-disc CD changer and massive three-way floorstanding speakers. Some 25 years later, I haven’t the foggiest why they gifted me the system as I hadn’t shown much interest in music up to that point and I know without a doubt that they couldn’t afford it. Nevertheless, I listened to it faithfully and eventually developed both a love for music and an ability to tell when something sounds good and when it doesn’t. I never got around to exploring the ins and outs of audio equipment as console gaming, computers and photography consumed much of my free time over the past two decades. Recently, however, an opportunity to further tinker with my sound system presented itself and I couldn’t pass it up. I recently picked up a set of the same floorstanding speakers I had as a teen. As a side project, I turned my attention to my Logitech G51 PC speakers. This was a very popular gaming speaker setup years ago when I bought it, but have been using them in a 2.1 channel configuration connected to my deskto...

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