Peterbilt delivers first medium-duty electric model 220EV to Frito-Lay

Six battery electric model 220EV medium-duty trucks will be used by PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division as part of its Modesto, California, Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project (ZANZEFF) announced Oct. 3. “Peterbilt continues to lead the charge in electric commercial vehicle development. With Frito-Lay’s Model 220EV, Peterbilt will have 15 battery electric trucks in three applications – city delivery, regional haul and refuse – in customers’ hands running real routes and collecting real-world validation data,” said Jason Skoog, PACCAR vice president and Peterbilt general manager. The zero-emission 220EV is powered by two battery packs with a total capacity of 148 kWh and a Meritor Blue-Horizon two-speed drive eAxle. It features a range of more than 100 miles and a recharge time of one hour. Peterbilt’s Model 220EV was introduced at CES in January 2019 and now joins the Models 579EV and 520EV in customer field trials. In addition to customer testing, Peterbilt is engaged in validation testing at the PACCAR Technical Center (PTC) in Mount Vernon, Washington. Kitchen Scrubber, Semi Finished Sponge, Semi Finished Scourer – Bunker,https://www.bunkerscourer.com/

WANTED: Theft suspect wanted for stealing lawnmower out of victim’s truck bed

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Harris County law enforcement needs your help locating a suspect who allegedly stole a lawnmower and sold it to a pawnshop. Sources with Constable Mark Herman’s Office say the theft occurred on September 26 in the 20000 block of Chipplegate Lane. The victim told deputies that two male suspects stole a lawnmower from the bed of his truck as he was mowing a client’s lawn. Surveillance video captured one of the suspects, Jarius Horton, who was later positively identified as the male who sold the lawnmower to the pawnshop. Upon further investigation, constables discovered the second suspect involved in the theft was a 16-year-old juvenile. Sources say the juvenile has already been arrested on another unrelated charge and booked into the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center on the theft charge as well. If anyone has any information on Horton or his whereabouts, you are urged to contact Harris County Precinct 4’s dispatch or your local law enforcement. UPDATE: Reports from WFAA say Chaz Thames admitted to having at least five shots before he caused a deadly wrong-way crash on Monday. Thames also reportedly told police he believed he was driving west on Inter...

Dollar General Deals: 3-Day Sale, ketchup, bbq sauce, coffee, apple juice, hot dogs, bath tissue, diapers :: WRAL.com

If you previously used a social network to login to WRAL.com, click the “Forgot your password” link to reset your password. On TV at 5: Tracking rain in the Triangle and at 6: How will Durham respond to gun violence? — Showers that started during the morning could still be around during the evening commute home. On WRAL News at 5, Mike Maze will tell you where the wet weather is. At 6, Sarah Krueger will tell you what city leaders are doing to address a spate of violence that has left at least two people dead and several injured. more Dollar General has some very good deals this week including a 3-Day Sale through Tuesday, Hunt’s ketchup, Kraft BBQ sauce, apple juice, single serve coffee, Purex, Nestle candy bars, Armour hot dogs, salad dressing, paper towels, bath tissue, Luvs diapers and more! Cheez-It crackes, select, 3 for $5 – $1/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points Scott paper towels, 6 rolls, select, $4.50 – .50/1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link or .55/1 coupon from Scottbrand.com Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, select, Buy 2 Get 1 Free (reg price $1.50) – $1/4 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons Betty Croc...

Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life

Increasing ship traffic, sonar and seismic air gun blasts now planned for offshore energy exploration may be disrupting migration, reproduction and even the chatter of the seas’ creatures. Slow-moving, hulking ships crisscross miles of ocean in a lawn mower pattern, wielding an array of 12 to 48 air guns blasting pressurized air repeatedly into the depths of the ocean. The sound waves hit the sea floor, penetrating miles into it, and bounce back to the surface, where they are picked up by hydrophones. The acoustic patterns form a three-dimensional map of where oil and gas most likely lie. The seismic air guns probably produce the loudest noise that humans use regularly underwater, and it is about to become far louder in the Atlantic. As part of the Trump administration’s plans to allow offshore drilling for gas and oil exploration, five companies are in the process of seeking permits to carry out seismic mapping with the air guns all along the Eastern Seaboard, from Central Florida to the Northeast, for the first time in three decades. The surveys haven’t started yet in the Atlantic, but now that the ban on offshore drilling has been lifted, companies can be granted access to e...

Dirty Dozen of fruits, vegetables: Kale pesticides surprise experts

Trendy kale is No. 3 on an environmental watchdog group’s annual Dirty Dozen list of fruits and veggies that contain the most pesticides. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Kale has soared to healthful new heights over the last few years. Because it’s low in calories, high in fiber and contains antioxidants, it has become the new darling of the world of greens. Now, alas, comes some bad news about kale. It has wound up on Environmental Working Group’s 2019 Dirty Dozen list, an annual ranking of the fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides. Kale came in at No. 3, behind No. 2 spinach and No. 1 strawberries.  “We were surprised kale had so many pesticides on it, but the test results were unequivocal,” EWG toxicologist Alexis Temkin said in a news release. “Fruits and vegetables are an important part of everyone’s diet, and when it comes to some conventionally grown produce items such as kale, choosing organic may be a better option.” EWG’s yearly Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which it has been producing since 2004, is based on test data from...

Enhancing ferroelectric photovoltaic effect by polar order engineering

↵† Present address: Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. ↵§ Present address: Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA. Ferroelectric materials for photovoltaics have sparked great interest because of their switchable photoelectric responses and above-bandgap photovoltages that violate conventional photovoltaic theory. However, their relatively low photocurrent and power conversion efficiency limit their potential application in solar cells. To improve performance, conventional strategies focus mainly on narrowing the bandgap to better match the solar spectrum, leaving the fundamental connection between polar order and photovoltaic effect largely overlooked. We report large photovoltaic enhancement by A-site substitutions in a model ferroelectric photovoltaic material, BiFeO3. As revealed by optical measurements and supported by theoretical calculations, the enhancement is accompanied by the chemically driven rotational instability of the polarization, which, in turn, affects the charge transfer at the band edges...

Ford Treks to SEMA With Impressive Group of Offerings

Tens of thousands of people flock to SEMA every year and Ford will show off 50 customized vehicles, including special Escapes, Explorers and Expeditions. Each year several automakers trek to Las Vegas with a car hauler full of creative concepts hoping to outdo the others on the show floor at SEMA, and Ford plans to make a play for top honors featuring a slew of specialized entries this year. The company is highlighting eight versions of their Ford Escape, Explorer or Expedition with some set up to go fast and others set up to go where others dare to tread. The company will actually have 50 customized vehicles on display next month. “There’s a growing hunger for consumers to personalize their SUVs, which have a huge range of possibilities from lowered street rides to off-road overlanding,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford vehicle personalization and accessories. “As the latest versions of Escape and Explorer continue to provide buyers with even more options for what they want, the aftermarket is a great place to see just how much more there is out there.” The Ford display is the largest original equipment manufacturer exhibit at this year’s SEMA show. Additionally, the autom...

11 Best Leather Notebook Covers: Your Easy Buying Guide (2019)

Whether you use it to organize your entire life or just your thoughts, having a notebook nearby is, depending on you you ask, either absolutely vital or just really handy. Whether you go for a simple cover for just one notebook or the traveler’s notebook style that allows you to utilize multiple smaller notebooks at once, a leather notebook cover turns your disposable journal into a valuable accessory. Class up your journaling, note taking and planning with one of our picks for the best leather notebook cover. To start off, we chose something simple but lovely. This is a relatively thin leather cover with an elastic closure and insert holder. It’s available in both brown and dark brown and has a nice touch with the protective leather flap on the elastic. You can put one hardcover A5 size notebook in it, or up to five thin softcover notebooks with the addition of another elastic. There are no pockets nor pen loops, but you could always add an insert for these later. Featured size: A5Example notebooks that fit: Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Medium Journal, Northbooks 5×8 InsertsWhy you would choose this one: You want something simple and inexpensive for your first notebook cover. Most ...

Best lawn mower for your garden: Cordless, petrol, rotary or cylinder? Our guide

Whether you’ve got a postage stamp or a football pitch to contend with over the summer, all the expert advice recommends that you get out to cut your lawn every week.  As head grounds person you need to make sure that the machine in your shed is going to make the most of your patch of green and turn it into a talking point when you gather in the garden. Larger lawns are usually suited to the extended run time that petrol machines bring, but there are plenty of mowers these days that are powered by batteries that offer excellent performance without the hassle of starter cords, filling fuel tanks and maintenance. Most mowers are self-propelled (you can save money if you’re willing to do some of the hard work yourself) and make light work of the largest areas of turf, but you should also consider the cutting width of the machine – the bigger the blade, the quicker you’ll be done.  Similarly, if the mower has a mulching option or a sizeable collection bag you’ll spend less time disposing of the cuttings and more time mowing.  Over the season, you’ll need to keep adjusting the height that you’re cutting at so the mower should have a good selection that can be adjusted effortlessly w...

Best beauty gifts of 2019: 20 amazing makeup and skincare gifts

This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. Holidays are for giving gifts that people won’t necessarily splurge on for themselves but that they’ll cherish if given to them. It’s a time to spring for the extra-special hairbrush that’ll make an everyday chore more luxurious, or for a beauty subscription box that encourages experimentation with new makeup and skincare products. No matter who is on your list, we have something they’ll love. These are the best beauty gifts of 2019, according to Reviewed. Best gifts for beauty 2019: Bio Ionic GrapheneMX and Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer (Photo: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser / Jackson Ruckar) The thrill of a smooth, sleek, speedy blowout cannot be underestimated. Our favorite hairdryer is worth the investment. The Bio Ionic GrapheneMX Professional Dryer takes wet hair to out...

Oxo is introducing a new two-piece cutting board set to its assortment. The set will be

Oxo is introducing a new two-piece cutting board set to its assortment. The set will be available in early 2020. According to the company, the boards are made of polypropylene and come in a prep size and an everyday size. They are double-sided to help prevent cross contamination. The cutting boards are durable, non-porous and made of odor-resistant construction. They also feature soft, tapered edges for easy lifting. Both boards feature a drip catcher that traps liquid to help minimize messes and easily pours out. The cutting boards are scheduled to be available in February of next year. .@eBay advances in third quarter. #ebay #ecommerce #retail #housewares #homeworld homeworldbusiness.co… #PlanetaryDesign to release new BruTrek French presses. #coffee #kitchenware #housewares #homeworld homeworldbusiness.co… .@FarmandFleet slates fifth Michigan location. #blains #farmandfleet #retail #housewares #homeworld homeworldbusiness.co… .@Target ramps up several initiatives ahead of holiday season. #retail #target #housewares #homeworld homeworldbusiness.co… Manual Mill Pizza Oven, Milk Frother, Pepper Mill, Oil Sprayer – Yisure,http://www.nbyisure.com/

Impress your date when you pick up a pair of chopsticks, twirl them in your hands

Impress your date when you pick up a pair of chopsticks, twirl them in your hands and dive into your sushi. Sure, it takes a little while to master the art of eating with chopsticks. But once you do, you can eat your Asian food the way it was meant to be eaten. Sadly, you don’t always have a spare set of chopsticks on you, especially if you’ve used the ones you received when you ordered delivery. With a set of reusable chopsticks, you’ll always be able to enjoy your dumplings, rice bowls or shumai. Put that fork down and use your trackpad or mouse to check out these reusable chopsticks, so you can “chop” out the competition. Yup, we went there. Whether you prefer wood or metal chopsticks, the Hiware 10 Pairs Reusable Chopsticks Set gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll get five pairs of metal, stainless steel, spiral chopsticks and five pairs of natural bamboo chopsticks. They all measure 8.8 inches and are easy to hold. The stainless steel sets are made of high-quality grade steel that has been brushed and polished. The top and bottom parts of the steel ones have an anti-slip design, so even beginners can use them. The bamboo ones are also polished and have Chinese characte...

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