Televisions – JVC Europe Tue, 13 Sep 2022 06:54:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Televisions – JVC Europe 32 32 Toshiba unveils its first-ever Quantum Dot 4K TV Tue, 13 Sep 2022 06:54:22 +0000

Toshiba launched its first Quantum Dot TV at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin. The Toshiba QA5D will come in four screen sizes – 43in, 50in, 55in and 65in – with the smallest model costing a very reasonable £399.

As Toshiba’s flagship TV for 2022, it features the Japanese manufacturer’s three TRU Picture Engine technologies: TRU Resolution, TRU Micro Dimming and TRU Flow. There’s support for Dolby Atmos, the Dolby Vision HDR format, Chromecast is built-in, and Google Assistant can be accessed via the remote. Sound is provided by Onkyo, while the QA5D uses Android TV as the operating system.

The QA5D was one of five new Toshiba TVs unveiled at IFA, with the UF3D, UK4D, UA3D and LK3C making up the rest of the 2022 lineup.

The UF3D is Toshiba’s first smart TV to feature Amazon’s Fire TV platform and will be available in the same sizes as the QA5D, with prices starting at £369. Also available in the same sizes, the UK4D, which uses Toshiba’s own operating system, sports a frameless design and integrates Amazon Alexa. The 43in model is slightly cheaper than the UF3D at £349.

The UA3D, which sits below the QA5D as the company’s less advanced Android TV option, also launches at £349 for the 43-inch model.

Finally, the LK3C – the only Full HD option in a range dominated by 4K sets – is an alternative designed for those looking for a smaller screen. It will be available in 32-inch and 43-inch screen sizes, with the smaller model costing £229.

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Sarasota County First Responders Remember 9/11 Attacks Sun, 11 Sep 2022 16:20:00 +0000

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) – Inside Sarasota County Fire Station No. 9, the memory of countless first responders lives on.

Members of the Sarasota County Fire Department, alongside other first responder organizations, gathered Sunday morning to remember all the lives lost on September 11, 2001 with a service reflecting that day. Rich Collins, director of county emergency services, led the memorial.

His speech took listeners back to that tragic day as millions of people were glued to their TVs watching the attacks unfold, “And I wonder if the people I knew who were part of the department and were they there that day,” Collins told the room.

Unfortunately, Collins knew someone that day.

He told the story of a New York City Fire Department firefighter named Andy Fredricks, a 21-year veteran of the service who had a passion for training. Fredricks and Collins had become friends over the years at various

Collins explained that Fredricks was one of the first to enter the World Trade Center, but never came out. It’s sad for Collins to think about losing her friends years later, but her story also serves as a stark reminder of what first responders risk every day.

“That every day we come to work is a gift to serve our community,” he said. “Part of that gift may be that we give our lives.”

Twenty-one years later, the victims and heroes of the September 11 attacks are commemorated by ceremonies organized by the guard of honor as well as a series of speeches and prayers. The exhibits evoke strong memories for many who think about what they saw that day and the people who are still missing in their lives.

It’s tough, but Sarasota County Fire Chief Mike Regnier says it’s necessary.

“Awards fade, accolades die, but that memory must live on,” he told the crowd in a speech.

Some of that memory is now physical in Sarasota. The speakers presented a large piece of exposed metal, a piece of the World Trade Center taken from the ashes of the attacks. First responders explaining the artifact will not only serve as a reminder of the lives lost, but also the bravery that united our country in the days that followed.

The heroism that lives in the hearts of all first responders who answer the call in times of disaster.

“That’s why when you wake up, you iron your shirt, you put on your Class A uniform, you think about the sacrifice that took place years before we could even wear a uniform,” Regnier said.

Sarasota County plans to hold a similar memorial service again on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks next year.

Philips enables surround sound on its TVs to send sound wirelessly to compatible speakers Fri, 09 Sep 2022 07:54:44 +0000

Xperi is the firm behind the DTS or IMAX Enhanced sound system and these days they announced an enhanced version of DTS Play-Fi which we already know. An improvement that comes thanks to the support to offer sound up to 7.2.4 channels that also does not need cables to go from the TV to the speakers.

The brand announced this DTS Play-Fi home theater upgrade, over the original DTS Play-Fi wireless audio platform. An improvement that Phillips brand televisions can benefit from in order to connect the speakers without the need to use cables.

Immersive and wireless audio

The DTS Play-Fi home theater system allows wirelessly connect compatible speakers and subwoofers to your TV for an enhanced audio experience, and select Philips speakers can now benefit from this enhancement.

Specifically, the models will be compatible with 7.2.4 channel wireless audio. Philips OLED937, OLED907, OLED807, OLED707, PML9507 and PUS8807 of line 2022.

In this way the audio can be sent wirelessly to a Philips soundbar, for example the Fidelio FB1 being compatible, which together with the FS1 loudspeaker and the FW1 subwoofer allow surround sound. These speakers and soundbar are interconnectable and able to operate both in isolation and as a home theater set wireless.

In addition, the arrival of 7.2.4 channel audio without cables does not prevent televisions from continuing to be compatible with the old Play-Fi speaker ecosystem.

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To be able to work without cables, DTS Play-Fi uses the TV’s built-in Wi-Fiso you don’t need cables or other accessories to create a surround sound experience.

So far this system works with DTS audio systemsbut they didn’t say whether it will also work with Dolby audio formats like Dolby Atmos.

Movie theater

In addition to Philips TVs, this DTS Play-Fi wireless upgrade will reach TVs from brands like Vestel (signature that includes Finlux, Grundig, Hitachi, JVC, Strong, Toshiba and Thomson) via a firmware update.

If you want to start using the DTS Play-Fi wireless system and you have a compatible TV, you need to find the new option in the menu or download the Play-Fi mobile app and go to “DTS Play-Fi Home Theater”, “Setting” Yes “Connect the speakers”.

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Record number of recordings registered for the library’s summer reading program | News, Sports, Jobs Mon, 05 Sep 2022 04:51:55 +0000

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS — Staff from the UPS Steubenville store were among many participants in the Steubenville and Jefferson County Public Library’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program. They included, in front, Matt Gallabrese, and behind, left to right, Ashley Reid, Kathy Markert and Karlie Markert. Stephanie Rivers also participated. — Contributed

STEUBENVILLE – While the numbers show children embraced books for fun during the summer months, they weren’t the only age group to take part in the library’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program public of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

More than 1,300 people took part.

“Kids, adults and teens came out in record numbers this summer to participate and win chances to win big prizes like bikes, televisions, passes to the Pittsburgh Zoo and a trip for four to King’s Island”, said Misty Teasdale, Children’s Services Coordinator.

The countywide library system makes the reading program inviting from the moment patrons enter the library with decorations from life-size displays to professional programs that families can attend together, according to Teasdale.

“Attendees were able to enjoy fun interactive programs like a magic show with Jim Kleefeld and educational programs on topics like manatees and knots,” she says.

New this year, the library challenged businesses and organizations to register and read, watch or listen. The UPS store in Steubenville, for example, formed a team of five and won a free lunch from the library.

“It’s great to see the library offering events and initiatives that the whole community can participate in. Through this program, our store employees were able to compete with each other to see how many books we could read. We look forward to participating in more activities like this. commented participant Matt Gallabrese.

For those who missed this summer’s schedule, don’t worry, Teasdale noted. “It will return next year from June 5 with a ‘Tails and Tales’ animal theme.”

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LG C2 vs LG G2: Which should you buy? Fri, 02 Sep 2022 20:42:18 +0000

The LG C2 is our current pick for the best TV you can buy. The LG G2 is a step up from the C2, so it just stands to reason it’s the better TV, right? Not so fast.

Before jumping into one of these high-end OLED TVs, there are several important factors to consider. We’ve spent hours lab testing both TVs to their limits to help you decide between the two. Here’s how the C2 and G2 compare, from features to performance.

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Credit: Revised/Tim Renzi

Each of these televisions is available in several sizes. Due to the nature of OLED display technology, we do not expect there to be performance differences between sizes within the same series.

These TVs are still relatively new at press time, so you’ll probably have to wait a bit longer to see deep discounts on each model. Here’s how each series unfolds.

LG C2:

  • 42-inch (LG OLED42C2PUA), MSRP $1,399.99
  • 48-inch (LG OLED48C2PUA), MSRP $1,499.99
  • 55-inch (LG OLED55C2PUA), MSRP $1,799.99
  • 65-inch (LG OLED65C2PUA), MSRP $2,499.99
  • 77-inch (LG OLED77C2PUA), MSRP $3,499.99
  • 83-inch (LG OLED83C2PUA), MSRP $5,499.99

The C2 is available in six sizes: the standard 55- and 65-inch models, plus a few smaller models and a pair of larger models. The larger models are great options for those looking to upgrade a home cinema, while the 42-inch model is sure to be a hit with gamers.

LG G2:

  • 55-inch (LG OLED55G2PUA), MSRP $2,199.99
  • 65-inch (LG OLED65G2PUA), MSRP $3,199.99
  • 77-inch (LG OLED77G2PUA), MSRP $4,199.99
  • 83-inch (LG OLED83G2PUA), MSRP $6,499.99
  • 97-inch (LG OLED97G2PUA), price TBD

The G2 is less flexible on the smaller end of the scale; its most compact model is 55 inches.

One thing that might be relevant for a small contingent of buyers: LG has announced a gargantuan 97-inch version of the G2, the largest OLED ever made. Its price has not yet been revealed, but we estimate that this model will be at least $10,000.

Considering the lower cost and increased flexibility of the C2, this one is a pretty easy call.

Our choice : LG C2


The lower right corner of an LG G2 OLED lying on a wooden table.

Credit: Revised/Tim Renzi

The LG G2 (seen here) was designed to hang on the wall like a portrait. There’s an optional stand sold separately, but it’s inelegantly designed and makes the G2 wobble.

It’s not often that the design category carries the most weight in a head-to-head high-end TV showdown, but I think it does here. For the C2 and G2, how you plan to present your new TV should be an important factor in your decision making.

The G2 “Gallery” OLED gets its name from its design, as it’s meant to be hung on the wall like a portrait. An optional stand for the G2 is sold separately, but it’s a somewhat inelegant setup that, frankly, feels like an afterthought.

But being designed for wall mounting from the start has its advantages, and few TVs look better on a wall than the G2. Its ultra-thin wall bracket (supplied with the TV) holds the G2 closer to the wall than traditional wall mount brackets, and its narrow silver frame completes the art gallery look.

If you buy the separately sold G2 Stand for a tabletop setup, you might be disappointed – as we were – with the amount of wobble it generates. (You’ll want to make sure kids, pets, and tipsy guests don’t get too close.) The optional G2 stand also tilts the panel back, much like an easel. I imagine most people will get used to the recline, but it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.

The back corner of an LG C2 OLED display on a wooden table.

Credit: Revised / Betsey Goldwasser

The LG C2 (seen here) can also be wall-mounted, but the stand that comes with it is much more stable than the stand sold separately from the G2.

The C2, on the other hand, features a more console-friendly design. Each size in the series (other than the 42-inch model) features an elegant pedestal-style bracket that holds the C2’s panel securely in place. (The 42-inch C2 offers a pair of legs in place of the fixed center stand.)

The lightweight composite fiber material of the C2 also makes it easy to move around the house, should you decide to move it. And while the G2 has to be thicker than most OLED TVs for its panel to rest against a wall, the C2 is free to be as thin as a smartphone at its narrowest point.

While the C2’s ultra-thin panel looks quite nice on a wall, the G2 is a much better choice for wall mounting due to its overall design philosophy. But the C2 looks best on a table or media console and doesn’t wobble as much, making its design much more accommodating.

Our choice : LG C2

Features and smart platform

Software and feature wise, the C2 and G2 are basically identical. Before we expand on this topic further, let’s take a look at the long list of shared features.

  • Resolution: 4K (3840×2160)
  • Display Type: OLED
  • HDR support: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
  • Dolby Atmos: Yes (native decoding)
  • eARC Support: Yes
  • Native refresh rate: 120Hz
  • HDMI: 4xHDMI 2.1
  • Color: DCI-P3 color space / 10-bit chroma resolution
  • Smart platform: webOS 22
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
  • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
  • Other Features: FreeSync Premium, G-Sync compatibility, Game Optimizer, Google Stadia, GeForce Now, Filmmaker Mode, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay 2, ASTC 3.0 tuner, hands-free voice control
The webOS screen of an LG C2 OLED resting on a wooden table in front of a brick wall with a Review neon sign hanging on it.

Credit: Revised / Betsey Goldwasser

The LG C2 (seen here) and LG G2 feature the same smart platform: webOS 22.

Both TVs come with the latest version of LG’s webOS smart platform. From the dedicated webOS home screen, you can choose from a wide variety of streaming apps like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, and HBO Max. There are also surplus apps available for download if you decide to make webOS your primary streaming hub.

The G2 and C2 are gaming powerhouses in equal measure. Each TV supports both Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for smoother, low-latency gaming. Additionally, the four HDMI 2.1 ports on both TVs support 4K gaming at 120Hz with 48Gbps bandwidth.

Movie buffs and picture purists will appreciate that both TVs support HDR10 and Dolby Vision, a popular, proprietary version of HDR. Dolby Vision titles can be streamed on platforms such as Netflix and Apple TV, and Blu-rays are often mastered for Dolby Vision as well.

Although LG TVs no longer support DTS audio, the C2 and G2 can decode Dolby Atmos audio natively, and both can pass it via eARC to Dolby Atmos soundbars, either in the non-Dolby Atmos format. compressed or in compressed format (Dolby Digital Plus).

Whichever LG OLED you fall for, you’ll be securing a state-of-the-art home entertainment TV.

Our choice : To draw


An image of a snake displayed on an LG C2 OLED sitting on a wooden table in front of a brick wall with a Review neon sign.

Credit: Revised/Tim Renzi

The LG G2 (seen here) offers better reflections than the C2, as well as slightly more voluminous colors.

Contrast is the bread and butter of an OLED TV. Its self-illuminating pixels allow for perfect black levels, rich colors, and unparalleled viewing angles, among other benefits. The C2 and G2 are no exception; their infinite contrast is the fundamental element of their exceptional performance.

While both of these LG OLEDs are incredibly bright for their class, the G2 delivers a brighter and more colorful picture, as advertised. Looking at these TVs side-by-side, you might not notice a difference in overall full-screen brightness. Instead, you’ll see the highlights of the G2, especially during HDR content. The added brightness goes a long way in improving the perceived depth of the image.

Side-by-side, eagle-eyed viewers might also notice – as I did – that the G2 offers a slightly more nuanced color palette due to its industry-leading HDR color gamut. It’s quite subtle, but the G2 is better at expressing color gradients. In testing, I noted that the color change from green to yellow of a toucan’s feathers was better represented on the G2 than the C2.

In the end, the G2 is undeniably the more efficient of the two, and its difference in image quality will be appreciated by experienced viewers in search of perfection. If you put aside their difference in brightness and color volume, the C2 and G2 offer similar performance on all types of content. Both TVs look amazing, but the G2 has a slight edge.

Our choice : LG G2

And the winner is…

An image of penguins swimming on the LG C2 OLED sitting on a wooden table in front of a brick wall with a Review neon sign hanging behind it.

Credit: Revised / Betsey Goldwasser

The LG C2 (seen here) is the best choice for most people, especially if you don’t plan on wall-mounting your next TV.

For most people, the LG C2 is the best choice. It offers the same feature set as the G2 across a wider selection of screen sizes, and while the G2 technically offers a better image, the difference in image quality doesn’t quite justify the higher price.

If you plan on using a stand, the C2’s case is even sturdier; I wouldn’t choose the G2 over the C2 if I wasn’t planning to wall mount my next TV. Of course, if you are looking for a TV to mount on your wall, the G2 is the best option on the market. Everything about it practically screams, “Put me on your wall,” the loudest voice being its questionable stand design.

Most people, however, won’t end up wall-mounting their next TV. They also probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the C2 and the G2 in their most accurate picture mode. And, for what it’s worth, 48-inch and 42-inch TVs are far more popular than 97-inch TVs. For all these reasons, the C2 is the best choice for most buyers.

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Highland bling: the blockbuster castle with a gold-lined oculus and a covering in crushed televisions | Architecture Mon, 29 Aug 2022 16:18:00 +0000

IIt’s a sunny evening on the beautiful shores of Loch Awe in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, and something sparkles behind the trees. Climbing a winding dirt road, past acres of densely planted pines, we come to a clearing where a group of chiseled gray boulders rise from the landscape like a rocky outcrop, their abrasive sides shimmering in the light, like carved from a crystalline mineral. .

“It’s covered in smashed television screens,” says Murray Kerr, the architect of one of the most unusual castles built in Argyll since the 1600s. the building would look like a country man in tweed standing on the hill, but then we learned how much our client hates televisions, so it seemed like the perfect material.

From afar, it looks like pebbledash, or harling as it’s called here. But as you approach the monolithic gray mass, its walls are revealed to be covered in large nuggets of glass, which have been recycled from old CRT screens. It looks like something dug out of a future geological seam of e-waste, valuable sediment from the Anthropocene era.

It’s one of the many quirky details to be found in this sprawling 650 square meter home, which was conceived as a physical autobiography of guests, David and Margaret, who preside over a clan of six children and six grandchildren. children. “It might seem extravagant to have a house this size,” says David, a financial adviser, as he shows me around the seven en-suite bedrooms, one of which has been designed as a dormitory for the grandchildren, with eight bunk beds. “But we fill it regularly.”

No TV… the living room with its view of Loch Awe. Photography: Gilbert McCarragher

Like most castles, it has been under construction for a long time. The couple, who have lived for years in the village of Quarrier near Glasgow, acquired the 40-hectare (100-acre) site in 2007 for £250,000 after seeing it advertised in their local newspaper’s property supplement. It was former Forestry Commission land, with planning permission for a small log cabin. “They came to me with a picture of a baronial palace,” Kerr explains. “They wanted a 12,000 square foot house with a big basement for parties and room for an 18 foot Christmas tree. And it had to be symmetrical.

Kerr’s firm, Denizen Works, isn’t the first place you might look for a neo-baronial mansion. But he had been recommended by two friends, based on the characterful, modern home he had designed for his parents on the Isle of Tiree in the Hebrides. A series of barrel-vaulted rooms built on the ruins of a farmhouse, it won the Grand Designs Home of the Year award in 2014. “We started by talking about the history of Scottish architecture,” says Kerr, “iron age brochs [drystone roundhouses] and defensive tower houses, baronial pilings and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Eight years later, they have the most asymmetrical house possible, half the size, with no basement.

Copper at bottom…the twin metal tubs.
Copper at bottom…the twin metal tubs. Photography: Gilbert McCarragher

It’s an abrupt arrival, but the building conveys a rugged Highland spirit that somehow feels in tune with the place. It stands with a harsh and defensive air, rising above the loch like a fortified stronghold, as if ready to repel the marauding clans. From the west, you can see tower house echoes in the form of a squat corner tower that rises 10 meters (counterintuitively housing a cinema at the top), while there are further allusions to the castle in the murderous and deep chamfered windows. openings chiseled in the walls.

The interior of the cups, cut with scalpel precision, is rendered with smaller pieces of glass, as if revealing a softer interior material. Although it was built with a prefabricated timber frame and then wrapped in breeze blocks, Kerr describes the form as being “carved from a solid mass”, quoting Basque artist Eduardo Chillida, whose cubic marble sculptures inspired the cut sections. From the south, the house is a lower affair, tucked into the landscape, with a wing of rooms sloping to the right, where a lochan, or small loch, is planted with reedbeds to filter waste water from the septic tank.

The building is cleverly positioned to be virtually invisible from the surroundings, but it came as a shock to some nonetheless. When his renderings were first published in the local press, readers didn’t hold back. “Looks like a brute muckle of a thing. Confused and lumpen,” one wrote. “It all looks a bit like the Atlantic Wall circa 1944,” said another. “I’m all for modern architecture,” someone wrote on a local Facebook group, “but this looks like something my little boy made in Minecraft.”

a semi outdoor nook with fire burning in the hearth and chair with landscape beyond
Warm corner… the outdoor fireplace and the exterior made of crushed TV screens. Photography: Gilbert McCarragher

Kerr was undeterred. “It’s good that it sparked a healthy debate,” he says, adding that Tiree’s house elicited a similar reaction early on. David agrees: “We didn’t design it to impress anyone else. That’s what we want.

Their tastes are certainly singular, as the interior reveals. In addition to hating TVs, the couple also have a disdain for fitted kitchens. The main kitchen features nothing but a gigantic eight-door Aga, positioned against a polished stainless steel wall, a table and a silver-painted pantry cupboard. The functional elements – sink, dishwasher, sideboards – are grouped together in a small kitchen on the side, while the fridge-freezer has been entirely relegated to a utility room on the other side of the house. Fetching the milk for a cup of tea is good for your step count, at least.

At the heart of the house is a large central hall, rising almost six meters. It’s a theatrical space, its walls dotted with irregular windows that give views from the landing above, including a tiny postage stamp opening at child’s height. “Kids love to walk around,” says David, adding that the house’s two staircases create a sort of circular promenade.

The sky is the limit… an oculus lined with gold leaf casts a warm light into the great chamber.
The sky is the limit… an oculus lined with gold leaf casts a warm light into the great chamber. Photography: Gilbert McCarragher

True to record, the main reason for the room’s great height is to accommodate a giant Christmas tree – felled each year in the forest and fixed in a dedicated sunken hole in the ground (soon to be topped with a hole cover). bronze decorative man). A matching oculus in the ceiling, lined with gold leaf, casts a warm light into the large chamber, where the walls are covered in an earthy clay plaster, mixed with grains of golden mica that give off a subtle shimmer.

The polished concrete floors also contain tiny mirror fragments, bringing the crystalline shine of the facades indoors, even on overcast days. It’s a scintillating prelude to the most bling-bling room yet to be fitted out: a whiskey sanctuary, with a sunken bar entirely upholstered in polished copper. “Rosebank is my favourite,” says David, referring to the Lowland single malt distillery which closed in 1993 (although it is due to reopen next year). “Something attracts me that every time you drink a bottle, there’s one less left in the world.”

The couple’s rarefied tastes also extend to furniture. Some of the rooms were specifically designed around pieces commissioned from Southern Guild, a boutique ‘collectible design’ gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. The barrel-vaulted dining room, for example, was to house a four-metre black steel table, with views over the loch. It is lit by an imposing black ash chandelier, with long moving rays reminiscent of the kind of crossed swords or deer antlers one might find in a baronial castle hall.

Likewise, the living room has been designed around a large L-shaped leather sofa, facing not a television but a large open fireplace – one of four hearths that dot the house. Another fireplace sits outside, creating a cozy nook on the half-covered first floor terrace so you can warm up while watching the “dreich” weather roll in from the loch.

Outdoor shot of Ardteatle with loch and trees reflecting in the water
Reflecting space… the house seen from the loch. Photography: Gilbert McCarragher

The bathrooms continue the polished copper theme, including one with a pair of side-by-side tubs – meant to be romantic, but especially loved by grandchildren, who enjoy splashing around watching their reflections in the copper ceiling mirror. Further autobiographical touches come in the house’s small seating areas, upholstered in purple leather from the Muirhead Tannery (leather suppliers to the House of Lords and Concord).

The leather even extends to the ceiling of the library, where volumes include Donald Trump’s How to Get Rich, alongside a Winnie-the-Pooh book, Return to the Hundred Acre Wood – according to which the property has the name. But all is not what it seems. Push the spine of the book open and, in a moment of Scooby-Doo slapstick surprise, the entire bookcase rotates to reveal a study hidden behind.

In a way, this sums up the attitude of the whole project: this house is a deeply idiosyncratic reflection of the clients, forged with the weight of the Highlands outside, protecting an ironic sense of fun, decadence and malice within. Just try not to get lost on your way to the fridge.

The New Waterfront Restaurant in Downtown Panama City Sat, 27 Aug 2022 19:03:11 +0000

There’s a new restaurant in the waterfront district of downtown Panama City, and it’s already the talk of the town. Harrison’s Kitchen & Bar serves traditional Southern flavors and fresh Gulf seafood in a casual setting. The opening of Harrison’s and the future Hotel Indigo (located next door) is part of the revitalization taking place in a historic downtown that was hit hard by a powerful storm, Hurricane Michael, in 2018.

The local community has been involved with the restaurant even before it officially opened this month. In 2021, The St. Joe Company, which manages the property, asked residents to nominate and vote on potential names for the new restaurant. The winning name, Harrison’s, refers to an old name for the city and to Harrison Avenue, the main artery of downtown Panama City and the street at the end of which the restaurant is located. The restaurant’s design, with its wood accents and industrial vibe, is a nod to the history of the Panama City Marina and its crucial role in the downtown community.

“A city’s downtown is part of its history and lifeblood,” said Matt Moore, Director of Concepts and Development for The St. Joe Company. “We think it’s appropriate not only that the name chosen represents the heritage of this area, but also that the people of Panama City and Bay County had a hand in choosing it. We want to create a flagship business that helps revitalize downtown Panama City, but just as importantly, we hope Harrison’s will be a place where people come to relax, enjoy great food, meet friends and create memories.

Panoramic views of the Panama City Marina and St. Andrews Bay provide a breathtaking backdrop to Harrison’s food and beverage offerings. To eat, there’s okra, the Georgian salad (with mixed lettuce, sliced ​​peaches, Thomasville Green Hill cheese, spiced pecans, pickled onions, and champagne dressing), shrimp and oyster po’boys, shrimp and grits, and lime pie. For drinking, there’s beer, wine, and signature cocktails like the Low Country Bourbon Punch, Shell Island Sipper, and Harrison’s Bloody Mary. For the best views, you can dine outside, where there’s a covered patio, fireplace, and lawn with an adult-sized Connect Four game and cornhole sets. If you stop in to watch sports, the wraparound rectangular bar is the perfect spot, with eight big-screen TVs hanging in the center of the bar.

Harrison’s Kitchen & Bar is located at 5 Harrison Avenue in Panama City, Florida. They are open Tuesday through Sunday, with brunch on Sunday and lunch every other day of the week. Come listen to live music from local bands at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and during Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, but you can book the space for private dinners and events.

Global consumer electronics and plastics market Thu, 25 Aug 2022 12:22:26 +0000

New York, Aug. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the forecast period 2022-2031, Kenneth Research has released in-depth market research on the Global consumer electronics and plastics market which covers the following:

  • Market Growth Over the Forecast Period
  • Detailed regional synopsis
  • Market segmentation
  • Growth engines
  • Challenges
  • Major market players and their detailed profiling

Global consumer electronics and plastics market size:

The global consumer electronics and plastics market is expected to generate around USD 59 billion in revenue by 2031 and grow at a CAGR of around 6% over the forecast period. Market expansion can be attributed to their lightweight features, low cost, and better impact and corrosion resistance products. For example, desktop computers are lighter and easier to handle due to their lightweight and corrosion resistance characteristics. It was estimated that the total number of computers sold in 2021 was 350,000 units and is expected to be sold over 74 million units in 2022 worldwide. Further, the growth of the market is expected to be driven by increasing demand for consumer electronics and expanding population. For example, in 2021, there were almost 1.5 billion mobile phones sold worldwide, compared to almost 550 million televisions.

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Global Consumer Electronics and Plastics Market: Key Takeaways

  • The Asia-Pacific region acquires a notable share of the turnover
  • Home Appliances Segment to Influence the Revenue Graph
  • The polystyrene segment retains a significant presence in the market

Growing population and increasing demand for consumer products to drive market growth

Internet usage is currently used by approximately 5 billion people worldwide, or about 62% of the world’s population. The number of people using the Internet also continues to increase; according to the most recent figures, there were approximately 181 million more people online worldwide in the 12 months to July 2022. Additionally, by 2025 there are expected to be 2,740 million users of appliances and in 2022 there will be 25% of users and by 2025 it is expected to be 36% of users globally. The demand for electronic consumer goods is expected to increase as the number of internet and electronic users increases, which is expected to support the expansion of the market.

Global Consumer Electronics and Plastics Market: Regional Overview

The global consumer electronics and plastics market is segmented into five major regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

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Increase production volume and corporate profit growth to propel market growth in Asia-Pacific region

The Asia Pacific market is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period owing to factors such as increasing population, better lifestyles and an increase in the number of global industry players preferring to outsource production there. In addition, China has dominated the global consumer electronics market in terms of production volume, and this trend is expected to continue. By 2026, China’s consumer electronics production is expected to reach 2.1 billion units. In addition to this, the annual growth rate of total profit of electronics enterprises in China was 17.5% in 2020, which increased to 39% in 2021. The significant growth of enterprise profit along with the increase of production volume are expected to accelerate the expansion of the region’s market.

Growth of e-commerce and increasing adoption of smart devices to drive the market in the North American region

On the other hand, the North American region is expected to gain a major share in the global consumer electronics and plastics market over the forecast period. In 2019, US manufacturers shipped a total of $3,887.6 billion through e-commerce, and service companies generated $1,295.3 billion in revenue from electronic sources in 2019, up from 13.0% from the revised USD 1,145.9 billion in 2018. Growing adoption of smart devices and user-friendly devices are expected to increase commerce sales and market expansion in the region.

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The study further incorporates annual growth, demand and supply and forecasts future opportunities in:

  • North America (USA, Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, NORDIC [Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark]Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC [Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman]North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa).

Global consumer electronics and plastics market, segmentation by application

  • Household appliances
  • Consumer electronics
  • Toys
  • Others

Home appliance segment is expected to hold the largest share among these over the forecast period. Global retail sales of large and small household appliances reached over USD 400 billion in 2020. Improving living standards and rising disposable income are attributed to the growth of the market. For example, in the United States, more than 510 million small and large household appliances were shipped. American households spend about $305 per year on major appliances and an additional $125 per year on small appliances. Growth in the standard of living and disposable money is expected to boost the international trade of large and small household appliances, which helps the segment flourish.

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Global consumer electronics and plastics market, segmentation by type

  • Polyethylene
  • Polyvinyl chloride
  • Polystyrene
  • Polypropylene
  • Others

The polystyrene segment is expected to hold a substantial market share over the forecast period. Polystyrene is a naturally transparent thermoplastic material that is a crucial ingredient in creating several incredibly durable, flexible and lightweight items. The production of polystyrene and the creation of its many applications is a significant part of the global economy and improves the quality of life by enabling the creation of more efficient electronic devices such as televisions, computers, refrigerator liners and many more. ‘others that consume more energy, cost and high performance. The global import value of polystyrene products has witnessed a notable growth from 2020 to 2021. In 2020, the global import value was USD 3,186,956,000 which increased to USD 5,517,129,000 in 2021 with a 76% annual growth value from 2020 to 2021. This significant business growth propels the growth of the segment.

A few of the well-known market leaders in the global consumer electronics and plastics market profiled by Kenneth Research are BASF SE, Dow, Celanese Corporation, Trinseo, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., Covestro AG, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Dupont, Solvay, Exxon Mobil Corporation and others.

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Recent developments in the global consumer electronics and plastics market

  • In October 2021, in order to produce plastic and other important products, Exxon Mobil Corporation built its first major advanced plastic waste recycling facility in Baytown, Texas.
  • In August 2021, to maintain the supply of recycled MMA and improve the quality and production of transparent acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, LG Chem and Veolia R&E, a producer of recycled MMA (methyl methacrylate) in Korea, signed a collaboration agreement strategic. The main raw material of transparent ABS, MMA, is widely used in various industries, including automotive, home appliance, computer and building materials.

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]]> LCI Industries declares quarterly cash dividend Mon, 22 Aug 2022 20:15:00 +0000

ELKHART, Indiana, August 22, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII), which, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. (“Lippert”), provides, domestically and internationally, a wide range of highly engineered components for leading original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the leisure and transportation product markets, and related aftermarkets in these industries, today announced that its Board of directors had approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.05 per common share.

The dividend is payable on September 16, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 2, 2022.

About LCI Industries

LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert, supplies, domestically and internationally, a wide range of high-tech components for major OEMs in the leisure and transportation product markets, consisting primarily of vehicles recreation and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to transport boats, livestock, equipment and other goods; trucks; boats; the trains; prefabricated houses; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries, primarily by selling to retailers, wholesale distributors and service centers, as well as retail customers directly via the Internet. Lippert’s products include steel frames and related components; axles and suspension solutions; sliding mechanisms and solutions; bath, kitchen and other thermoformed products; vinyl, aluminum and frameless windows; manual, electric and hydraulic stabilizing and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual access steps; awnings and awning accessories; towing products; truck accessories; Electronic components; Appliances; air conditioners; televisions and audio systems; tankless water heaters; and other accessories. Additional information about Lippert and its products is available at

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” regarding our financial condition, results of operations, business strategies, operating efficiencies or synergies, competitive position, growth opportunities, acquisitions, management plans and objectives, our markets for the Company’s common stock, the impact of legal proceedings and other matters. Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the safe harbor provided by Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

Forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, those relating to our future business prospects, net sales, expenses and income (losses), capital expenditures, tax rates, cash flow, financial condition, liquidity, compliance with commitments, retail and wholesale demand, integration of acquisitions, R&D investments and industry trends, wherever they appear in this press release, are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of senior management of the Company at the time such statements were made. There are a number of factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, in addition to other matters described in this press release, the impacts of COVID-19, or other future pandemics, and the Russian-Ukrainian war on the global economy and on customers, suppliers , employees, operations and cash flow of the Company. flows, price pressures due to domestic and foreign competition, costs, availability and prices of raw materials (especially steel and aluminum) and other components, seasonality and cyclicality of the industries to which we sell our products, the availability of credit for financing the retail and wholesale purchase of products for which we sell our components, the inventory levels of retailers and manufacturers, the availability of transportation for products for which we sell our components, the financial condition of our customers, the financial condition of the retailers of products to which we sell our components, the retention and concentration of significant customers, the costs, pace and successful integration of the acquisition isitions and other growth initiatives, production facility and labor availability and costs, team member benefits, retention of team members, achievement and impact of expansion plans, efficiency improvements and cost reductions, business disruption resulting from natural disasters or other unforeseen events, successful entry into new markets, costs of compliance with environmental laws, the laws of foreign jurisdictions in which we operate, other operational and financial risks of conducting business internationally, and increased government regulation and oversight, the performance and information technology security, ability to protect intellectual property, warranty and product liability claims or product recalls, interest rates, prices and availability of oil and gas gasoline, the impact of international, national and regional economic conditions and consumer confidence on the sale has Details of the products for which we sell our components, and other risks and uncertainties are further discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. , and in subsequent filings by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date on which the forward-looking statements are made, except as required by law.

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The Orville Has A Surprisingly Satisfying Response To Fans’ Biggest Critics Sat, 20 Aug 2022 19:00:00 +0000

As popular as The Orville has become since its inception, a review has dogged it from the start – the character’s pop culture jokes make absolutely no sense. However, not only The Orville agree with these criticisms, but in acknowledging them, he actually offers an explanation that justifies them in the continuity of the show.

Created by Seth MacFarlane, The Orville mixes workplace comedy with sci-fi drama, though the balance has tilted towards the latter since its first season, much to the approval of critics. Especially early in the series, the titular ship’s human crewmates tend to joke about modern pop culture in a way that doesn’t make sense for the setting, as people in 2419 still somehow consider another one Duck Dynasties and Avis Car Rental as relevant cultural touchstones. It’s in the same vein as the classic star trekwhere the lack of futuristic pop culture has led to fan theories that the Federation is a stagnant culture, but in this case it’s at least the timeless art that’s still appreciated.


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In 2021 The Orville: Digressions (by David A. Goodman and David Cabeza), fans can see the alternate reality created by Kelly’s young autodidact about her potential future. Without Kelly defending Ed Mercer, he never becomes a captain and ends up becoming an unloved first officer. While being disciplined by his captain in #1, Ed is called out for “the pop culture references that no one seems to understand but you. Five-hundred-year-old movies and TV shows that no one watches anymore, no one cares about anymore.”

This moment brings up the bizarre idea of ​​random human pop culture being memorable centuries later, but it also hints at some sort of explanation for the show’s jokes. This moment presents Ed’s use of 21st century references as a personal obsession, hinting that it’s not that everyone understands these references in the future, but that Ed himself is abnormally obsessed with the culture of the time. While Kelly and Gordon often crack similar jokes on the show, the two are also close to Ed in their personal lives, and it makes sense that what fans actually see are three people who share a niche interest, with their combined high ranks establishing this as part of the ship’s culture.

It makes sense given the scenes of Ed recommending “old” movies to loved ones, Kelly choosing old music for karaoke, and Gordon Malloy’s habit of programming the ship’s environmental simulator with scenarios that others don’t. crew members will enjoy. It is logical that The Orville is simply a workplace where everyone should relate to the 21st century obsession of the senior team – something that The Orville: Digressions makes it clear that it would not fly on other ships in the fleet. When Gordon says, “We are, without a doubt, the strangest ship in the fleet”, it looks like this fixation might be part of the reason.

At the end of the day, The OrvilleThe humor of isn’t meant to be taken seriously, but in a curious sci-fi show asking questions about today’s society through the prism of the future, it’s a detail that has an understandable impact on the immersion of some fans. Fortunately, The Orville is aware of this, and while his solution may not be perfect, it is perfectly suited to the show’s overall tone as “workplace sitcom meets speculative fiction.”