Orchard Road ice cream carts could end with their owners

SINGAPORE: Attending to his customers, Mr Chieng Puay Chui and his ice-cream cart have been a familiar sight along Orchard Road for about three decades. The 71-year-old, more commonly known as Uncle Chieng to his customers, has been an ice-cream street hawker since 1965. About 30 years ago, he decided to start selling ice-cream along Orchard Road outside the old Tangs building, and moved to his current spot in front of Ngee Ann City when it opened 26 years ago.  But his ice-cream cart and six others along the stretch of shopping street could become a memory when their licence holders pass on. Street hawkers like Mr Chieng hold licences that are personal to the holder and non-transferable, said the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). “It’ll be a pity if there are no more ice-cream uncles, especially because this is Singapore’s traditional ice-cream,” said Mr Chieng in Mandarin. “I don’t know if anything will be done to make sure Orchard Road will still have ice-cream uncles in the future.” Mr Chieng is among 13 street hawkers allowed to sell ice-cream on any “public land”, according to SFA, with seven choosing to operate along Orchard Road. Tourists from Indonesia, China, Thailand...

Sofa designs so good, they’re impossible to resist: Part 3

A good sofa can really make your life better. Simply plunge into its soft goodness, and let it soak up all your worries. Lay your head back, and lounge about for a while. Whether it’s your home or office space, we all need some super comfy and super plush sofas. So we’ve rounded up some of the best for you! The Capsule Sofa by Kateryna Sokolova for PALAU is an elongated oval safe haven. Its cocoon-like design allows for complete privacy no matter where you are. Hop into it, and tune out the world. Such a design would be extremely useful in bustling office spaces, where personal space is needed at healthy intervals. The Lawless Sofa by Evan Fay is a complete mind twister! A concoction of swirling masses hoisted on a metallic base. Something about it just makes me want to dive right into it! In an attempt to raise awareness about the ever-increasing number of abandoned dogs, Seungji Mun created the Dog House Sofa “to enhance the harmony between humans and their pets”. Though this seating sculpture by Benjamin Guedj is still a concept, I couldn’t help but get drawn towards its tubular rolls and semi-circular hand rests. Not to mention the plush green color is certainly eye-catchin...

Ocean Crawler Automatic GMT Watch Powered By Soprod C125

Summer 2019 saw the hotly-anticipated reissue of the Ocean Crawler Core Diver, which had been a popular model with brand followers upon its original debut in 2018. Now, to round out the year, Ocean Crawler is releasing the Ocean Crawler Automatic GMT watch — a direct follow-up to the Core Diver with added GMT functionality. Interestingly, however, the caliber chosen to power this new model comes from SOPROD, as opposed to Sellita. This special release will be limited to just 50 units of each of the four colorways announced. The latest model from Ocean Crawler maintains the dimensions of the Core Diver case, resulting in a familiar silhouette. At 44mm-wide and 15.6mm-thick, the Ocean Crawler Automatic GMT watch has a strong presence on the wrist, but with a manageable lug-to-lug length of 50mm, it does not go so far as to impede wearability. With 22mm-wide universal lugs, the Ocean Crawler Automatic GMT can accept a variety of straps. The brand offers this model on a fabric NATO, a shark mesh bracelet, and a woven steel bracelet, with each band option changing the overall appearance of the watch considerably. (This is especially the case of the blue-cased model on the blued shark...

This family of potable water components (valves, regulators, fittings, tubing and hoses) includes potable water solenoid

This family of potable water components (valves, regulators, fittings, tubing and hoses) includes potable water solenoid valves. These NS-Series NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified valves (from GC Valves) are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications. Stainless steel or thermoplastic bodies and synthetic seating and sealing materials makes NS series valves suitable for use with a variety of liquids, oils and gases. Valve operation is normally closed (N.C.) and open when electrically energized. The valves can be mounted in any position and a spring-loaded plunger assures positive shutoff. Three types of 2-port (2-way), 2-position NS series valves are available. NS201 and NS211 series are piloted diaphragm valves; NS201 series valves can also operate under zero pressure differential. NS201 and NS211 series valves have 316L stainless steel or Nylon 6 bodies and are ported for 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2 or 2-inch NPT. These valves are available with 120VAC, 24VAC or 24VDC solenoids. NS301 series valves are direct acting with an armature that acts directly on the valve orifice to control fluid flow and does not require a minimum pressur...

Raybow Expands CDMO Business To U.S. With Acquisition Of PharmAgra Labs

Planning an expansion project at the PharmAgra site, adding additional capacity and personnel in the Brevard, NC area. Copyright © 2019 Rodman Media. All rights reserved. Use of this constitutes acceptance of our privacy policy The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Rodman Media. Alpha Atriopeptin, Oxytocin Acetate, Abarelix Acetate – JYMed,https://www.peptidejymed.com/

These are the best dash cams available and why you should buy one for your car,

These are the best dash cams available and why you should buy one for your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to choosing a dash cam there are several things to consider. Those include the video quality, storage limits, collision detections, and companion apps for iPhone or Android. While there are dozens of dash cams to choose from, including several that cost upwards of $500, our list has excellent options anywhere from $49 to $250. That way you can record a meteorite falling from the sky, crazy drivers, police interactions, or be protected in the unfortunate event of an accident and ensuing insurance claims. One of the best brands when it comes to a dash cam is Nextbase, and they’ve been a favorite for a long time. And while the latest series is more expensive, and they have a 522GW that’s amazing, the Nextbase 422GW is the best all-around option in terms of overall value and the price. The Nextbase 422 has an easy click and go mounting system, records stunning 1440p HD video (30fps) at 140-degrees angles, and is one of the first dash cams that have Amazon Alexa, emergency SOS response, Bluetooth AND WiFi all in one system. Basically, it’s one of the most feature-complete optio...

The CAAD13 Disc 105 represents far more than a quick update for Cannondale’s aluminium race bike

The CAAD13 Disc 105 represents far more than a quick update for Cannondale’s aluminium race bike – drag has been reduced, versatility has increased and the ride is more comfortable than ever. This is a really impressive revamp and an excellent alternative to carbon. Aluminium bikes are always harsh, right? No, no, no. And in conclusion, no. That’s one of the more pervasive myths in the bike world but one ride on the new CAAD13 (CAAD stands for Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design, fact fans) is enough to demonstrate that’s really not the case. This bike offers a superbly smooth ride. Dave praised the CAAD12 Disc highly in his 2016 review, but one of his few gripes was that the front end could sometimes feel too firm. There was too much feedback coming through the handlebar, and this didn’t match the smoothness at the back. The CAAD13 isn’t so much a revision of the CAAD12 as a complete overhaul with new tube shapes and a frame silhouette that bears no resemblance whatsoever to those of the bikes Cipollini rode back in the day. Bleary-eyed traditionalists might lament that, but one of the results is a bike that feels more comfortable and chatter-f...

Three recipes that will help you love the Instant Pot

These recipes are part of a new partnership between Christopher Kimball and the cooks at Milk Street and the Globe Magazine’s Cooking column. There are lots of tricks to using an Instant Pot, including techniques to keep long-cooked foods tasting fresh, ways to cook delicate items such as pasta, methods to cook dried beans without soaking them, and how to stagger your ingredients so each is cooked only as long as it needs. The best thing about the Instant Pot is that it does most of the work for you. We use the Instant Pot’s marriage of sauté pan, pressure cooker and slow cooker to control the pace of cooking, while keeping flavors fresh and bright. Whether you want it done as fast as possible, or would rather take your time, the Instant Pot let’s you decide. Here we’ve applied the Milk Street method — fresh flavor combinations and a few new techniques from our travels around the world — for a compelling, all-new approach to the Instant Pot. For fall, we focus on a quintessentially autumnal ingredient: butternut squash. An Indian-inspired soup is spiced with garam masala and curry powder, while a chicken tagine gets sweetness from squash and spinach. This aromatic, colorful sou...

Your Complete Guide to October 2019 Events in Seattle – Things to Do

It goes without saying that October is dominated by Halloween events—and Seattle takes the season of ghouls and gourds very seriously—but it’s also filled with concerts, major author appearances, festivals, food & drink events, and tons more. As we do every month, we’ve compiled the biggest events you need to know about in every genre, from Morrissey and Interpol to Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, from the Earshot Jazz Festival to the Seattle Queer Film Festival, and from Seattle Restaurant Week to Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience. If all of that isn’t enough, you can also look ahead to the rest of this year’s big events, see our list of cheap & easy year-round events, or check out our complete Things To Do calendar. Feast at the Market This progressive meal/self-guided tour lets you eat your way through Pike Place Market, tasting dishes from Aerlume, Honest Biscuits, Matt’s in the Market, the Pike Brewing Company, Red Cedar and Sage, Seatown Market Diner, and other restaurants, capped off with desserts at Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen. Proceeds benefit Neighborcare Health at Pike Place Market Clinic, which provides comprehensive primar...

High-rise fires and non-conforming products: how can architects manage the risk?

The tragedy of London’s Grenfell Tower fire has ignited a global wave of concern surrounding the safety of certain cladding products. Wendy Poulton, risk manager at Informed, considers the various investigations into non-conforming building products that have taken place following incidents across Australia. Since none of the findings have been tested in a civil trial, what are the risks involved in specifying non-conforming products? Flammable cladding is thought to have contributed to the spread of the fire at the Grenfell tower in London. The June 2017 fire in London’s Grenfell Tower, with its shocking loss of life, has refocused the world’s attention on the fire-proofing of high-rise buildings. Comparisons have been drawn with Melbourne’s Lacrosse Building, where in November 2014 a blaze spread rapidly up the building facade, but was contained by the sprinkler system so that there was no loss of life. However, these are very early days, and we await expert investigations to provide better guidance on what has caused and contributed to the terrible Grenfell Tower incident. Meanwhile, this is an ideal moment to recap the investigations and advice from public bodies on the Lac...

Best golf belts: Add a burst of style to your game with these 8 eye-catching belts

When it comes to finding the best golf products, every golfer needs a little guidance. Don’t sweat it, we got you covered! For our new Best of Everything series, we’ve canvassed the golf accessories, apparel and game-improvement space to identify the very best stuff for your game. Think of us as your personal shopping assistant. Belts may be the most ubiquitous style accessory in both men’s and women’s closets. It’s rare to own just one, or even two. You need a variety of styles to match specific occasions: Formal, casual, work attire, and, of course, golf. But believe it or not, belts have only been a fashion staple for the past 100 years or so. Before the Roaring ’20s, pants didn’t even include belt loops. Now, you’d be hard-pressed to find a pair without them, unless you’re into wearing sweats or joggers, which don’t count as welcome apparel at some courses. Regardless of your style preferences when it comes to pants, belts remain an important element of on-course wardrobes. Apart from adding a bit of flair to an otherwise run-of-the-mill ensemble, they’re also functional, helping to keep pants and polos firmly in place. While belt buckles had a bright, shiny spotlight on Tou...

The star turn of most hackspaces and other community workshops is usually a laser cutter. An

The star turn of most hackspaces and other community workshops is usually a laser cutter. An expensive and fiddly device that it makes much more sense to own collectively than to buy yourself. This isn’t to say that laser cutters are outside the budget of the experimenter though, we’re all familiar with the inexpensive table-top machines from China. Blue and white boxes that can be yours for a few hundred dollars, and hold the promise of a real laser cutter on your table. Owning one of these machines is not always smooth sailing though, because their construction and choice of components are often highly variable. A thorough check and often a session of fixing the non-functional parts is a must before first power-on. [Extreme Electronics] bought one, and in a series of posts documented the process from unboxing to cutting. Starting with a full description of the machine and what to watch for out of the box, then a look at the software. A plugin for Corel Draw was supplied, along with a dubious copy of Corel Draw itself. Finally we see the machine in operation, and the process of finding the proper height for beam focus by cutting an inclined plane of acrylic. The series rounds o...

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