Saugus High School Shooter Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

A Los Angeles Sheriff Sheriff’s vehicle patrols the surroundings of the Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Investigators said Friday they have yet to find a diary, manifesto or note that would explain why a boy killed two students outside the Southern California high school on his 16th birthday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) The death of a 16-year-old boy who killed two students and wounded three others at his Southern California high school has left investigators struggling to discover what prompted the deadly attack. Friends and neighbors described Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow as bright, funny, quiet and above all normal before he pulled a gun from his backpack Thursday and in 16 seconds shot five students at random before saving the last bullet for himself. Berhow died Friday afternoon from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His mother was present when he died, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Berhow had shown no signs of violence and didn’t appear to be linked to any ideology or terrorist group, authorities said. After more than 40 interviews and a search of his home, authorities still were in the dark, C...

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

Alcohol breath tests, a linchpin of the criminal justice system, are often unreliable, a Times investigation found. The Dräger Alcotest 9510 and similar devices from other manufacturers are found in police stations across the country. The test results produced by these machines are increasingly drawing skepticism from judges.Credit…Cooper Neill for The New York Times A million Americans a year are arrested for drunken driving, and most stops begin the same way: flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror, then a battery of tests that might include standing on one foot or reciting the alphabet. What matters most, though, happens next. By the side of the road or at the police station, the drivers blow into a miniature science lab that estimates the concentration of alcohol in their blood. If the level is 0.08 or higher, they are all but certain to be convicted of a crime. But those tests — a bedrock of the criminal justice system — are often unreliable, a New York Times investigation found. The devices, found in virtually every police station in America, generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place. Jud...

AGS ventures into corrugation industry with SHCC partnership

AGS specialises in providing solutions in the colour management space as well as converting equipment for the packaging segment. The SHCC machines are equipped with lead edge feeder, auto-printing solutions, slotting systems with a computerised setting of box dimensions and cutting solutions. SHCC has installed about 40 machines in India since 2006 and has been exporting machines to China, Europe, South America, South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and Oceania. Vishnuu Kamat, vice president, sales, AGS, said, “We foresee a huge opportunity in the corrugation industry due to the increasing e-commerce pie. By partnering with SHCC, we will strengthen our foothold in the industry and provide high-quality and precision machines which ensure reliability and longer lifespan.” Shiny Yu, international sales director, SHCC, said, “India is an exciting market with huge potential for future growth. The rising demand for consumer appliances and products has resulted in a higher requirement for packaging materials. This is, in turn, augments the demand for our products. Our partnership with AGS will help us penetrate deeper into the Indian packaging market by le...

Hail Has Damaged Insurance Market for Car Dealers. Parametric Insurance May Help.

Nick Pacifico has been working at his family’s Cadillac dealership in Denver since 2003. He’s never seen insurance costs this bad. “Getting coverage is nearly impossible,” said Pacifico, vice president at Rickenbaugh Automotive Group. Two years ago he paid about $160,000 to insure $20 million worth of Cadillacs and Volvos on his lot, where about a third of the inventory is kept outside. This year he’s paying almost $600,000. Pacifico is not the only one. Hail is wreaking havoc in the market for auto dealer lot insurance. In 2018, Zurich North America, one of the major commercial auto insurance providers, decided not to renew policies with hundreds of dealerships throughout the middle of the U.S., citing “catastrophic” losses due to hail damage. (In a statement, Zurich said it remains one of the largest providers for auto dealers, including those in hail-prone states.) “Everybody that I know is faced with a very expensive change,” said David Ditgen, who worked at Zurich for 15 years and is now a broker at AutoRisk Dealer Financial Services in Denver. Understory, a weather-tech startup in Madison, Wisconsin, has a plan to bring down costs and offer dealers a lifeline, according to...

Watering doesn’t end with fall, but irrigation systems need to be winterized

A friend who is an avid gardener told me that I may need to water some of my new plantings this fall, and I’m worried about the cold weather and my irrigation systems. Any advice on the best way to water late in the season would be appreciated. Your sprinkler system needs to be winterized in the fall before freezing weather settles in to prevent water freezing in the system and causing damage. I neglected to do so one year, and after returning home from a Thanksgiving trip, I found that the irrigation system backflow preventer had split apart from the water freezing in it. You should not be using your sprinkler system any longer this year, and it is best to get it serviced as soon as possible. Compressed air is used to blow excess water out of the system, since just shutting the water off to the irrigation system and letting it drain is generally not enough to rid the system of water and prevent winter damage. Any water left in the sprinkler heads or piping freezes and expands and may potentially damage piping, valves and sprinkler heads. You can do spot watering with a garden hose as needed in late fall. Some Novembers can be dry and warm, and new plantings benefit from supplem...

The company provides a detailed analysis of the market and future aspects of the Sodium CarboxyMethyl

The company provides a detailed analysis of the market and future aspects of the Sodium CarboxyMethyl Cellulose (CMC) Market. It focuses on critical and critical data that makes it a very important tool for research, experts, analysts, and managers to achieve ready-to-access analysis. The report provides an inclusive analysis of the Sodium CarboxyMethyl Cellulose (CMC) market size forecast from 2018-2025. Sample report can be viewed in a PDF form by visiting @ researchunt.com/report/global-sodium-carboxymethyl-cellulose-cmc-market-research-report-2019-2025/#Free-Sample-Report The report embraces the complete information of the key players involved in the worldwide Sodium CarboxyMethyl Cellulose (CMC) market. In addition, it provides its market share by various regions with the company and product introduction and their position in the Sodium CarboxyMethyl Cellulose (CMC) market. In addition, the report takes into account recent marketing developments as well as their marketing strategies along with an overall business overview. In addition, the report covers market growth factors and restraints of this market. Application Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Different Demand Ma...

Networx: Pick your plastic plumbing pipe: PEX vs. PVC – Lifestyle – The Columbus Dispatch

Are you planning to install or replace plumbing pipes in your home? You’ve probably heard that plastic pipes made of PEX or PVC are competing with copper in popularity, but what are they, exactly? And PEX vs PVC … which is best for your home? Household plumbing systems use PEX for pipes to supply water and carry away sewage. The term PEX stands for “crosslinked polyethylene.” PEX piping is manufactured by melting high-density polyethylene and extruding it in the form of a tube. This material was first introduced to the United States only 40 years ago, but it’s catching on fast. - Easy install. PEX pipes are flexible and therefore simpler to install than PVC. Your plumber will have to create fewer connections, because PEX can bend to accommodate changes in direction. What’s the payoff for you? Fewer potential sources of plumbing leaks. The small number of connections still necessary will be made using cold expansion rings or crimp fittings. No need for glue, which can leach into the water with PVC pipes. - Compatibility with metal pipes. When a connection to copper or other metal pipes is required, PEX works better than PVC because crosslinked polyethylene won’t corro...

What Are the Best Restaurants to Visit in London this Weekend?

Another stunning addition to London’s clutch of Sichuan restaurants, a southeast London fishmonger with a restaurant attached, and a neighbourhood legend in Southall aThis weekly column suggests five restaurants to try during the weekend. There are three rules: The restaurants must not be featured in either the Eater London 38 Essential map, or the monthly updated Heatmap, and the recommendations must be outside Zone 1. In need of more London restaurant recommendations? Head for the latest. London is home to the biggest population of Pashtuns in the western hemisphere, although this has not yet led to any significant concentration of Afghani restaurants. The most likely area if it happens, is a single stretch of road on the Wealdstone side of Harrow and Wealdstone which currently boasts two Afghan restaurants and a parlour selling sheeryakh, an Afghan ice cream heady with saffron and rose. Of the two restaurants Masa is the larger, and the one with the most compelling offer. Mantoo are decent versions of the never-spelled-the-same-way, pan-central Asian dumplings; better are aashak filled with chopped leeks and topped with yoghurt and chilli oil. The true test is the simple bara...

WilCo Sheriff’s Office Veteran Seeks To Unseat Chody

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX — Mike Gleason, who retired as assistant chief deputy at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office three years ago, has filed paperwork to run for the sheriff’s position in seeking to unseat Robert Chody, according to reports. The Democrat’s entry into the race for next year’s election comes at a time of mounting scandals at the sheriff’s office. The firing of the firing of two canine officers after Chody perceived them to have disrespected the chain of command, the sheriff’s refusal to fire a commander who created an offensive Facebook page making light of date rape while calling for violence against black NFL players and a state probe into the county’s police training academy for racist language from an instructor and other forms of abuse have galvanized members of the community calling for Chody’s ouster. “With over 24 years of law enforcement experience in Williamson County, Mike Gleason has the tools and knowledge to protect and serve the community while implementing positive change,” his campaign website reads. Steel Pipes And Tubes – Steel Pipe Suppliers, Stainless Steel Products | RELIA...

Switzerland’s hidden pharmaceutical hub | October 31, 2016 Issue

The last hour of a train ride from Zurich to Lugano, Switzerland, is the best. As the train moves from the German- to the Italian-speaking region of the country, it ducks every few minutes into a tunnel through a mountain in the foothills of the Alps, emerging into a new Swiss vignette—a succession of quaint villages in valleys, each more enchanting than the previous. Curved around the banks of Lake Lugano, the destination city is the largest in Ticino, the only wholly Italian-speaking canton of Switzerland. To the visitor, it seems to maintain a balance between a relaxed Italian culture and the watchlike precision and order of Switzerland as a whole. That balance has helped nurture the region’s drug industry. Among the small businesses with factories nestled between Alpine foothills is a concentration of pharmaceutical activity mostly unknown to anyone outside Switzerland. Basel, the northern Swiss town that is home to Roche and Novartis, is generally viewed as the country’s drug basket. But Ticino’s cluster of small providers of finished drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and services such as micronization and formulation should come as no surprise given the regi...

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Laser processing of tubes and profiles has been one of the fastest-growing areas of metal fabrication during the past decade. It’s easy to see why. The tube laser allows fabricators to simplify part design and eliminate an array of time-consuming manufacturing steps. Still, walk onto a shop floor with a tube laser and there’s a good chance you’ll see the machine sitting idle. Why? Because it’s waiting for material. Taking the broader, order-to-ship view, laser tube cutting still makes the entire operation extremely efficient. It can simplify or eliminate numerous downstream manufacturing steps, so some machine downtime for material handling is a small price to pay. But material loading technology for the tube laser has evolved significantly. For many laser tube operations, extensive downtime for material handling might soon be a thing of the past. Tubular product designs have many benefits. Metal tubes have a very high strength-to-weight ratio, creating structures and frames that can stand up to demanding usage without the need for heavy, expensive construction. But tube and profile fabrication, especially using conventional techniques, comes at a cost. Utilizing conventional ma...

It’s a safe bet that most nails driven on a construction site today weren’t put there

It’s a safe bet that most nails driven on a construction site today weren’t put there by a hammer. Framing and Roofing nailers have made the job faster and easier, so it’s no surprise they get put in the game while hammers ride the bench—at least for the bulk of the work. Our best framing nailer shootout lets you see which framing nailers performed the best. Whereas framing nailers drive longer, smaller-headed nails from a collated stick to fasten lumber, roofing nailers drive shorter, larger-headed nails from a collated coil to fasten shingles, house wraps, and siding. Some framers prefer coil framing nailers, but in our neck of the woods stick nailers rule supreme. There’s not a huge amount of variability among these nailers, but some features might lead you to choose one over another. This article covers features and what to look for in a Pro roofing nailer. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); Talk to Pros and they will tell you that weight is the most important consideration when choosing a roofing nailer. Securing shingles and siding is an all day or multiple day job. If the tool is heavy, ...

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