Airport security: TSA testing new tech at Las Vegas airport

The security agency’s new Innovation Checkpoint, in the basement of Terminal 3, features new technology and procedures that may be rolled out across the country. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Renewing your licenses or getting a new “Real ID” can be confusing. A breakdown of a few of the things you’ll need to know. USA TODAY LAS VEGAS — The TSA body scanner in the basement of McCarran International Airport looks unfinished, two large panels facing each other with no tubelike enclosure like those at other airports. Passengers going through the scanner during security screening don’t raise their arms, fingers touching above their head, as they do at other airports. They extend them by their sides, palms facing back, a sort of reverse-goal-post position. The scanner is called an enhanced Advance Imaging Technology body scanner, and it’s part of a first-of-its kind TSA test of new technology. Rather than deploying certified new security technology from the TSA lab to a variety of airports across the country for testing alongside standard equipment,...

Vertical baggers can juggle many package formats now

Today’s shopper expects multiple choices—in products and in type of packaging. That’s one of the reasons a brand’s number of stock-keeping units is exploding. And with flexible packaging continuing to encroach on rigid containers in several categories, the demands of versatility and speedy changeover for machines that make these packages are high. In response, vertical form-fill-seal (vffs) equipment designs are evolving to meet the expanding operational and marketing challenges of packagers that use this type of equipment. The latest vffs machines can run numerous flexible-packaging formats, with fast changeover, for example. User requirements for improved uptime, line efficiency, sustainability, waste reduction, sanitary machine design and operator-friendliness are also driving equipment vffs advancements. Read what vffs experts have to say about all the trends in the exclusive Packaging Digest Q&A below. The participants are: • Dennis Calamusa, president/CEO at AlliedFlex Technologies Inc. (the exclusive Velteko distributor for North and South America); Over the past few years, we have seen a growing trend by prominent vffs producers to implement advanced techno...

The San Diego Gulls are nearly the halfway mark of their maiden season and, by all

The San Diego Gulls are nearly the halfway mark of their maiden season and, by all accounts, the American Hockey League club has surpassed all expectations. The AHL serves as the top-tier affiliate of the National Hockey League and local fans have flocked to the Gulls’ new nest to watch top young prospects on their way up to the NHL as well as players with extensive NHL credentials working their way back to pro hockey’s “big show.” The San Diego Gulls are nearly the halfway mark of their maiden season and, by all accounts, the American Hockey League club has surpassed all expectations. The AHL serves as the top-tier affiliate of the National Hockey League and local fans have flocked to the Gulls’ new nest to watch top young prospects on their way up to the NHL as well as players with extensive NHL credentials working their way back to pro hockey’s “big show.” Besides being a hit at the turnstiles (the Gulls have the second-best attendance average of 8,621 in the 30-team league), the team – the top affiliate of the NHL Anaheim Ducks — has also proven to be a hit on the ice with a record of 17-12-0-1 heading into this weekend’s set of games at the Valley View Casino Center. The la...

Jaden Smith celebrates his 21st birthday by surfing in Malibu after launching his free food truck

On Monday, the birthday boy was seen wearing a Ripcurl wet suit with a gold chain as he paddled through the waves in Malibu, California.   Earlier in the week on Sunday, Jaden was also spotted on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles, opening a free pop up food truck to feed the homeless.  Surfer bro: Jaden Smith chose to celebrate his 21st birthday with an afternoon of surfing in Malibu, California on Monday As he walked across the sand, Jaden’s pink hair was on display while he carried his white surfboard with blue lining. Promoting his recently released album, ERYS, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith also wore a gold chain with a pendant spelling out the title.  Impressive: After making his way out in the water, Smith was then captured catching a wave as he stood up on the board After making his way out in the water, Smith was then captured catching a wave as he stood up on the board. Wishing her son an amazing year ahead, Jada took to Instagram to post a heartfelt video in honor of his big day. She captioned the post saying: ‘After my first trimester… being pregnant with you were some of the happiest moments of my life. You were tangible joy. When you...

An 1880 brick house in Columbus, an A-frame mountain home near Boulder and a one-bedroom cottage

An 1880 brick house in Columbus, an A-frame mountain home near Boulder and a one-bedroom cottage on an island in Pine Plains. This real estate agent-owned house is in German Village, a historic district known for its red-brick architecture. The one-and-a-half-story building, which faces an alley, is walking distance from Lindey’s, a popular restaurant and bar, and three blocks from Frank Fetch Park, a pocket park where mini concerts are held. Downtown Columbus is about two miles north. Indoors: From the front, the house, with its white picket fence, looks deceptively small, but one enters into a living room with ceilings almost 10 feet high (and a decorative fireplace). This room flows into a central area used as a dining room, with a staircase rising along an exposed-brick wall. The final room is a kitchen with white cabinets, granite countertops and an adjacent half bathroom. To the right of the upstairs landing is a bedroom with exposed brick, closets tucked under the roof eaves and Amish cabinets installed by the current owners. To the left of the landing is a peak-ceilinged bathroom with a marble-clad combined tub and shower. The bathroom leads to a bonus room that could be...

Residential Solar Mounting Guide 2019: Situations and Solutions | Solar Builder Residential Solar Mounting Guide 2019: Situations and Solutions

Solar installers face jobsite annoyances every day. Awkward roof space. Plastic baggies of tiny components. Missed rafters. And so on. Death by a thousand racking cuts. Luckily, for all of these situations, there is a mounting solution out there to make your life easier. QuickBOLT is a cool new name and logo, with a newly registered trademark for its solar mounting product innovation, but don’t be fooled: all of it is tied to a company and system you already know with decades of roofing and solar experience. Yes, formerly known as SolarRoofHook, QuickBOLT is the solar wing of Quickscrews International Corp., and its one of a kind Microflashing system is a component of its QuickBOLT and Low Profile QuickBOLT Mounting Kits. The QuickBOLT is the world’s first and only UL Certified Microflashing mounting system, which seals roof penetrations and can be installed without lifting shingles or removing nails and staples. The QuickBOLT with Microflashing has been installed over 600,000 times with zero leaks. With its new branding and new trademark in hand, we thought it was time we reintroduce you to the company’s strategy and how its system works. Holes must be made in the roof for a s...

Global DC Motor Control Devices Market Size will Observe Substantial Growth by 2025

Global DC Motor Control Devices Market contains holistic business information and changing trends in the market, providing an in-depth study of DC Motor Control Devices market. The report comprises segmentation, company profile, factors of growth, restraining factors of growth, and regional analysis. It has mentioned the methodology used for the primary analysis and techniques used for the analysis. It provides a detailed study of top players together with their business overview, product description, and business strategy. The report deeply considers influential factors including market size, growth drivers, market opportunities, rising trends, investment risks, and forecast. The manufacturing process is assessed along with revenue, shipment, price, interview records, business distribution, and potential, enabling users to get a complete scenario of competitive analysis of the market. It demonstrates raw material prosperity, product awareness, growing demand, financial stability, and industry environment. The report is the best fit for DC Motor Control Devices business owners, company officials, investors, and other professionals. A thorough assessment of considerable competito...

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Please feel free to log in with any of the following accounts: ASICentral, ESP, Connect, or ASIUniversity. This week, Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC) hosted its annual National Convention at the International Centre in Toronto. It marked the first year that the organization, which has more than 1,300 members across Canada, held the show in partnership with the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and SAGE. More than 160 suppliers exhibited their wares at the show, including heavy-hitters such as Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730), Cutter & Buck (asi/47965) and alphabroder (asi/34063). “Bundling products is really trendy right now,” said Amy Kitzman, regional sales manager for Ariel. “Instead of choosing one product, clients choose several that complement each other. And we’re seeing a lot of tone-on-tone and full-color digital printing, particularly on drinkware, and we’re coming out with really fun, unexpected colors for all of our hard goods.” Cutter & Buck’s retail-inspired booth featured outerwear, athletic quarter-zips, vests and polos. “Our Rainier line of insulated pieces and the Response line of technical items are just killing...