Tesco's 'drastic' Dave lives up to his nickname
They reflect falling profitability, particularly at large sites. These results mean the clock is running. Straight outta Hounslow. How might Michael Lewis dramatise the life of Navinder Singh Sarao, a British high-frequency trader accused of ...
April 22, 2015
It was a modern marvel, which pundits of the time compared to the pyramids in Egypt or the Great Wall in China. Seven two-lane tunnels would direct . It would take them slightly more than a year of round-the-clock operations (prolonged by a terrible ...
April 10, 2015
Bonelli House offers a look at Kingman a century ago
I must have been to the Bonelli House half a dozen times, most of the trips coming when I was in elementary school and field trips downtown were a frequent thing. It wasn't one of my favorite field trips (to a kid, a house is a house), but I did enjoy ...
April 3, 2015
Test Drive: 2016 Mazda6 is sexy outside, classy inside
It Instead, continues to rely on a relatively large-displacement four-cylinder, but as part of its ballyhooed Skyactiv technology it builds that engine with an unusually high compression ratio. That means the pistons squeeze the air tightly in the ...
March 28, 2015
Clocks' many duties stand the test of time
When decorating with them, the fireplace mantel is a natural, Steve Overstreet of Wichita, a member of the clock collectors group. But if you don't have one, you can have a mantel put along a wall, he says. Clocks can be placed on end tables or sofa ...
March 6, 2015
Antiques & Collectibles: Seth Thomas regulator clock a timeless favorite
Question: What can you tell me about an old oak wall clock left in an office building I recently ac-quired? It is 37 inches long, 16 inches wide and 5½ inches deep with a brass pendulum and weight. Its metal dial is painted white, has Roman numerals, a ...
March 7, 2015
Dow loses 293, back in the red for 2015
Stocks fell for a third straight day Wednesday as the Dow plunged 293 points and turned negative for the year. The big drop came after a disappointing manufacturing report and news of a mega-merger between two food icons. The Dow Jones industrial ...
March 25, 2015
--> The abandoned tunnel at Sideling Hill, the longest of the original tunnels on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, is more than a mile and a quarter long. Nine workers were killed during the blasting for the tunnel in 1886. Since there are no lights in the tunnel, the photograph was shot with the camera on a tripod using a 30-second exposure. A road that for the first time in Pennsylvania history would bend the earth to its needs rather than the other way around, cutting travel time between the two cities by more than six hours. Less than eight years earlier the state had embarked upon its first massive road-paving program - sold by then Gov. " Some of the men, and not just the old gaffers, who built the turnpike could remember when a road project simply entailed farmers dragging logs with horse teams to smooth the muddy ruts in the road by their homesteads. The idea of the highway itself - a giant public works project to employ tens of thousands of men amid the Depression - was so far-fetched that opponents said it couldn't be completed, much less in the single year of construction called for in the... The work would be done amid labor fights, tunnel collapses, a hellish winter and ongoing legal disputes over the road's right-of-way.
Mazda was on the edge of new-wave styling when it unveiled the Mazda6 midsize sedan in 2014, hoping the sex appeal finally would swipe some Camry/Accord/Fusion buyers. Despite its much-improved appeal, which generated much-improved sales, Mazda6 remains an afterthought among midsize sedans, outsold nearly eight-to-one by the Honda Accord, which seems most like the Mazda, and almost three-to-one by the... The freshened 2016 version now is upon us, and the model's sales jumped 28% in February, the month it went on sale. Mazda wisely left the 2016's outsides almost untouched — modified grille area and that's it — while attending to the interior with richer materials, nicer dashboard and instruments. But as part of the interior upgrades, Mazda included a navigation system that — for Test Drive, at least — worked poorly. The only way we could enter a destination, using either the voice command or by manually selecting letters and numbers, was to go through the progression: State, city, street, number, waiting between each for the system to absorb and digest. Mazda said it shouldn't work that way. In fact, it sent a video showing the system responding to a voice speaking the entire address conversationally, as a navi should work — leaving us puzzled about the alternative navi reality we found.
Time never stands still at the Old Time Clock Shop in Wichita. In fact, as you step into the warm confines of the small shop at 1946 W. 13th St. – the only clock store in Wichita – you can hear time move. The top of the hour is almost always striking from one clock or another, as the clocks – ranging from antique to modern – are mostly set at different times. “It’s the sound and the mystique of something that ticks and continues to operate that’s 100 to 200 years old,” said Scott Childs, owner of the shop and one of only a couple of people in town who still repair clocks. As most Americans prepare to set their clocks ahead one hour before going to sleep Saturday night for the return of daylight saving time – and Childs’ shop will reset around 30 – people’s love for clocks seems to have stood the test of time, even... There’s also demand for high-end clocks and ones that remind people of ones they grew up with, or that Grandma and Grandpa had, Childs said. He and his staff work on about 2,500 clocks in the shop a year, and he makes about 700 grandfather-clock house calls. He also moves clocks for customers,.