This Clemson Hype Video Will Get Tigers Fans Amped For 2015

first_imgThis Is Clemson featuring the Clemson tiger paw.This Is Clemson Hype VideoMuch to the chagrin of Florida State fans, the Clemson Tigers have been predicted by many, including the media, to win the ACC in 2015. If star quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy, those predictions just may turn out to be right. Earlier this offseason, a YouTube user named @joemac413 put out an incredible four-minute hype video to tease the 2015 for fans. It’ll have Tigers supporters ready to run down the hill with the team this September. Is this the year Clemson finally breaks through and competes for a national title?last_img read more

Save Your Ankles With The Point 3 X-Wrap Socks:

first_imgIn case you haven’t noticed, the U.S. is fighting through one of the worst winters in nearly twenty years. That means people all over the country are combating the urge to stay in their homes and apartments as much as possible, and are still trying to get some exercise in to fight off extra cold weather weight.One of our go-to winter activities is playing indoor basketball. When you are trudging through frigid winds and leftover dirty snow, by the time you get to the YMCA or neighborhood gym, your body is stiffer than you’d like it to be—especially your ankles. And very often that can result in nasty twists, rolls and sprains.Luckily, cutting edge basketball apparel brand, POINT 3, has developed their X-Wrap socks, the world’s first basketball socks that provide a base layer of ankle support. X-Wrap socks help prevent needless and nagging ankle injuries that can put an extra strain when you’re getting around in the next polar vortex.We’ve already written about POINT 3’s revolutionary The World’s Best Basketball Shorts featuring DRYV Moisture Control panels, and the X-Wrap socks are an even more ingenious addition to athletic apparel. The key to these socks is that they are made with compression bands that stretch around your ankle and arch for support that standard socks just don’t have. Also, the 75% wicking polyester fabric keeps your feet dry for even the most epic pick-up sessions. And extra thick cushioning provides additional impact resistance and comfort so there is no lingering soreness in the subzero temperatures once you leave the gym.In addition to the 75% wicking polyester, the X-Wrap sock is also made from a 23% nylon and 2% spandex blend, which means that each pair forms tightly around the foot for an anatomically correct left/right fit. But while these socks provide the highest level of support on the market, they are still not meant to replace any ankle brace or other support you may require for a game of pick-up.Just because most of the world is a frozen tundra, doesn’t mean that you can’t fit in a little indoor run. And if you’re going to play ball, why not treat yourself to the best socks on the market. You’ll thank us once the game is over. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style last_img read more

Ober Metalworks: Strengthen Your Style with Titanium and Silver

first_imgWhen Patrick Ober was 14, he started learning how to make armor.His brother was in college at the time and learning the craft and Patrick absorbed as much as he could through that association. Little did he know that it would tie-in to his career later in life.Last year, Patrick quit his job and applied his full-time focus to his business—Ober Metalworks. He works out of the garage in his Asheville, North Carolina home and fashions impressive bracelets, watch chains, and other items out of titanium and steel.For some of his pieces he uses an ancient loop-in-loop technique and hand punches each ring, with 5-ton and 20-ton hand punches. The result is an intricate piece of jewelry that will last throughout the ages. He also crafts spinning tops on his lathe. They have a bronze middle and titanium on the outside. “Depending on size and weight, they can spin for a long time,” he said. “Ten minutes is average, but others spin longer.”While he does most of his business online, he does travel each Labor Day to participate in a big knife show in Las Vegas. In addition, he does a fair amount of commissioned work and enjoys working with a customer to create special custom pieces.Two pieces of body armor hang on the walls—one is a shirt crafted from stainless steel and bronze that took him six months to complete. Customers who order these are primarily involved in Renaissance festivals and Markland events where participants engage in medieval battle with weapons and armor.His products range in price from $15 to $3,000 so there’s definitely something for every budget. “I try to cover as many prices as possible,” Ober said. “My goal is for it to go to someone else, so price is important.” Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

June 17-23 is CPR Week

first_img The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!.Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday.CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (June 13), CPR Coordinator at the HFJ, Alonzo Mothersill, informed that the training will cost $1,500.“The certification usually costs $5,400, but, on CPR Day, our Family and Friends CPR course is discounted for all non-medical personnel and students,” he said.He is encouraging all individuals to take an interest in acquiring CPR skills for the benefit of family members and colleagues, who may, at some point, require such assistance.CPR is a lifesaving technique that helps to support and maintain breathing and circulation in an individual, through administering chest compressions and rescue breaths.The technique becomes necessary in cases where an individual has suffered a heart attack, has collected water in his lungs (near drowning) or has stopped breathing or the heart has stopped for any other reason.Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday. Story Highlights CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

CUPE Hospital Workers and District Health Authorities Reach Tentative Agreement

first_imgDeputy Premier Frank Corbett congratulated negotiators for CUPE hospital workers and district health authorities on the tentative agreement they reached after a weekend of negotiations. “I am pleased that negotiators were finally able to reach this tentative agreement,” said Mr. Corbett. “It addresses the principle of parity while also recognizing the fiscal realities confronting the province.” The tentative agreement avoids a strike in 33 hospitals outside of the capital region. District Health Authorities will begin immediately to re-establish services that had been scaled back in preparation of potential strike action. On Sunday negotiators for CUPE school support staff also negotiated a tentative agreement with school boards outside of Halifax.last_img read more

Carey looks forward to World Cup clash against India and calm Dhoni

first_imgNottingham: Nervous to start with at his maiden World Cup, Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey says he now cannot wait to challenge India, especially Mahendra Singh Dhoni, when the two sides clash on Sunday in London. Carey’s 55-ball 45 was good support to Nathan Coulter-Nile’s 60-ball 92 in Australia’s 15-run win over the West Indies here on Thursday. The early nerves of playing at a big tournament taken care of by that effort, Carey made some confident statements about the match against India. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun “Playing against him (Dhoni) in India and Australia, he’s very calm. He always gives himself a chance to finish off the game,” Carey was quoted as saying by the ICC’s official website. “He gives himself time out in the middle. They’re pretty calm heads, they give themselves a chance to finish off an innings. “It’s a World Cup, so I didn’t know too much what to expect. Rolling to the first game in the bus and seeing all the crowd gave me some goosebumps. I thought it was a pretty cool feeling.” Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up Reflecting on his performance against the West Indies, the 27-year-old said it helped that he was batting with Steve Smith at the other end. “I gave myself a fair bit of time to get my innings going. Speaking to Smudge (Steve Smith) there was plenty of time left on the board. “It was a matter of trying to absorb a bit of pressure, just bat and scrap through as many as we could.” Despite being the less experienced of the two, Carey said Smith didn’t give him any particular advice on how to turn things around after Australia had been reduced to 79/5 at one stage. The defending champions recovered to post 288. “I suppose when I was two off 23 balls he gave me no indication I was doing something wrong, backing up what I was trying to do out there. “There was no pressure from him, so we were fine just going together. I think we know at Trent Bridge, if we give ourselves a bit of time we can score freely,” he said. “I didn’t think it was a bad thing at the time, I guess if you get out we’re 80/6 I gave myself a bit of time to assess the conditions and give the tail a chance,” he added.last_img read more

Items owned by Colonel Sanders to be auctioned next month

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. – Some items given to Colonel Harland Sanders’ driver and friend are being auctioned next month, including one of the Kentucky Fried Chicken founder’s white suits and matching Stetson hat.Heritage Auctions of Dallas said in a news release that Dick Miller spent the last decade of Sanders’ life working for him. Miller stayed on after Sanders’ death in 1980, helping Sanders’ wife, Claudia, and working for the company. He said he wants to sell his memorabilia so someone who appreciates the items will end up with them.The collection includes the couple’s driver’s licenses and credit cards, an inscribed belt buckle and a wristwatch.The live auction will be Nov. 3 at Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction, with internet bidding available.last_img read more

Report Brakes unused on fiery Russian plane that killed 41

MOSCOW — A Russian state news agency says a report from the country’s civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that caught fire while making an emergency landing, killing 41 people, had not deployed the plane’s air brakes.The report Friday indicated that human error could be an important factor in the May 5 crash of the Aeroflot SSJ100 at Moscow’s Shermetyevo airport. Video showed the plane making a hard landing and flames bursting from its underside, quickly enveloping the rear half of the fuselage. In all, 33 people survived.The RIA-Novosti news agency said it had obtained a report from Rosaviatsiya, the civil aviation authority, which showed the brakes — flaps that hang down from a plane — were not used. It also said the pilot changed the plane’s pitch markedly.The Associated Press read more

Darfurs rebels vow to work together towards peace during UNchaired talks

Four days of talks in Arusha in Tanzania ended today with a pledge from the rebels reaffirming their commitment to the so-called Road-Map outlined by the UN and African Union Special Envoys for re-energizing the political process, Jan Eliasson and Salim Ahmed Salim.The representatives of the rebel movements agreed to present a common platform on the sharing of power and wealth, security arrangements, land and humanitarian issues, and they also recommended that final talks towards a political solution to the Darfur conflict be held in two or three months’ time.Mr. Eliasson and Mr. Salim chaired the Arusha talks, which were also attended by representatives of Chad, Egypt, Eritrea and Libya, to chart the progress being made towards the staging of final negotiations on the Darfur crisis, which has killed more than 200,000 people and forced two million others to flee their homes.The talks were also supposed to “create an enabling environment for the non-signatories [to last year’s Darfur Peace Agreement] to meet and consult among themselves, with other participants and the Special Envoys in order to facilitate the preparations for the negotiations,” according to the statement of conclusions issued by Mr. Eliasson and Mr. Salim today.Not all of the non-signatories attended the Arusha talks. In the statement of conclusions, the rebel groups that did take part “decided to keep open the possibility for those who were invited but did not participate in the Arusha Consultations, to join their common platform.”Mr. Eliasson and Mr. Salim also said they would continue to pursue the case of Suleiman Jamous, a Darfurian elder who has been detained by the Sudanese Government, “in view of the role Mr. Jamous can play in the political process.”Mr. Eliasson has now travelled to Khartoum for two days of meetings with Government officials in the Sudanese capital, before he heads to the three states of Darfur and then on to neighbouring Chad on Saturday.The Arusha talks were held just days after the Security Council authorized the deployment of a hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping force – the first of its kind – to try to quell the violence and suffering wracking Darfur.The hybrid operation – to be known as UNAMID – has an initial mandate of 12 months and will incorporate the existing AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS), which has been deployed across Darfur since 2004. It will become the largest peacekeeping force in the world, with almost 26,000 troops and police officers when it reaches full deployment.By October, UNAMID is scheduled to have its management, command and control structures in place, and then by the end of the year it is expected to be ready to take over operations from AMIS.Since fighting erupted between rebel groups, Government forces and allied Janjaweed militias in 2003, UN officials have repeatedly described Darfur as the scene of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. 6 August 2007Darfurian rebel groups attending United Nations-sponsored “pre-negotiation” talks over the weekend have agreed to work together to try to devise a solution to the deadly conflict that has devastated the Sudanese region since 2003. read more

Trade protectionism in rich countries hurts poor nations UN survey finds

Video of press briefing The report also recommends greater openness between developing countries, with South-South trade estimated to account for about 40 per cent of all trade in developing countries.But it warns that “openness and liberalization are not a panacea for poverty reduction,” stressing that economic policy-making has to be tailored to the individual circumstances of countries.The survey makes a link between economic policies geared to promoting growth and a reduction in poverty, although it adds that a mix of economic policies is best in fighting poverty.At the launch of the survey today, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs José Antonio Ocampo said first-rate economic policies are needed if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty by 2015.”But the current era of low economic growth and difficulties in maintaining an open trade regime poses a threat to universally agreed goals on reducing world poverty,” he said.According to the survey, land redistribution and the liberalization of agricultural markets can also reduce poverty in rural areas, home to three out of every four people defined as living in absolute poverty.The report also observes that the maintenance of macroeconomic stability during times of growth ensures countries have greater manoeuvrability in economic crises, thus better protecting the poor.It contrasts the experience of many East Asian countries in the late 1990s, when they recovered relatively quickly from a financial crisis, to Latin America, where crises have become cyclical and governments are able to do little to help the poor during downturns. read more

Starting Monday BC businesses will foot the bill for recycling costs

Starting Monday, B.C. businesses will foot the bill for recycling costs VANCOUVER – The B.C. government’s controversial new recycling program takes effect Monday, irking some local business owners who say that additional costs will drive up the price of consumer goods.The new regulations require that all businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to B.C. residential customers be responsible for collecting and recycling the material once customers are done with it.Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, says this will create additional costs for businesses, which will pass the extra expenses onto consumers.“Producers will be adding costs to food, newspapers, and other things distributed to retailers, then retailers will extend their traditional markup to consumers,” wrote Huberman in an email. “This additional cost will make them less competitive with competitors from other provinces and countries.”“In Ontario, cardboard is being charged at eight cents a kilogram while in B.C. this program is at 29 cents a kilogram — this is huge,” she wrote.Huberman says that B.C.’s recycling fees should be reduced to match those in Ontario.However, the director of the non-profit organization overseeing the new recycling program on behalf of 940 companies says the increased costs from the new rules would only hurt small businesses, who are generally exempt from the new regulations anyway.“I think the exemptions that have been announced by the government address many of the concerns with respect to small business,” said Allan Langdon of Multi-Material BC in an interview.He says businesses that either make less than $1 million in sales, produce less than 1,000 kilograms of print and packaging or businesses that do not operate as a chain or franchise are exempt from the new program.“From our perspective that’s really taken away the impact on the kind of small businesses that maybe have had a problem with the administration or costs,” he said.Langdon says up to 3,000 corporations are affected by the new regulations and those companies who are not signed onto Multi-Material BC will have to co-ordinate their own recycling efforts.About 1.25 million households will be receiving service from the non-profit organization starting Monday, he said.In municipalities where there are already recycling trucks, Multi-Material BC has offered cash incentives to help foot the bill, while some areas that don’t have curbside service will be seeing pickups for the first time.Collection services for the North Okanagan, the Trail area, Rossland, the Castlegar area, Coquitlam, Anmore, Prince George and Quesnel will be phased in during the next few months starting Monday, Langdon said.For consumers who are already putting out their recycling bins, perhaps the most noticeable change will be that some municipalities will be asking their residents to separate glass from other recycled goods.Langley, Richmond and possibly Burnaby will implement separate glass collection bins, Langdon said.This will prevent glass from being shattered and contaminated, which ensures that it will get recycled, he said.The change is being implemented because Multi-Material BC is required to measure how much material is recycled — not just how much is picked up, he said.Note to readers: Minor edits by Steven Chua, The Canadian Press Posted May 18, 2014 12:43 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Nenshi and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson clash over Kinder Morgan

Nenshi and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson clash over Kinder Morgan (Kaitlin Lee, 660 NEWS) by Mike Tarasko Posted Jun 8, 2016 7:55 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mayor Naheed Nenshi continues to argue the merits of Kinder Morgan in his on-going feud with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.Robertson has written a letter to the prime minister, expressing his concern over the pipeline which would carry crude from the oilsands to ports in his city.But Nenshi tells City News, Robertson’s math doesn’t add up when he talks about potential job losses if an oil spill occurred.“He talks about hundreds of thousands of jobs being at risk, which is pretty much all the jobs in Vancouver. It really doesn’t make all that much sense to me and I’d like to see where those calculations are coming from,” he said.Nenshi says the port is extremely safe for oil tankers, pointing out dangerous goods are already handled there on a daily basis without issue. read more

Empty office space on the rise in Calgary

Empty office space on the rise in Calgary The commercial real estate sector in Calgary is taking a hammering from the low price of oil.A new report by RE/MAX says the vacancy rate is approaching 25 per cent.The number of commercial property sales in the city dropped 12 per cent in the first quarter.There’s a lot of space available in those office towers in the core.RE/MAX Regional Vice President Elton Ash says it’s the second year in a row the value of commercial sales in Calgary are less than $1-billion by July.He expects full recovery won’t happen until oil prices rebound, but points out for companies thinking of moving or expanding here, there’s a look of good properties available that are more likely to come on the market as owners sell off assets. by Cindy White Posted Sep 28, 2016 10:23 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email (Stock photo: FreeImages.com) read more

UNICEF urges action to prevent child deaths from malnutrition in Central African

Before violence erupted earlier this month in the capital, Bangui, almost 1,000 children were being treated for severe acute malnutrition there. Now, only eight out of 15 nutrition centres in the city are operating, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “Roughly half of the children have now resumed treatment, which in itself is remarkable, considering the current situation, with children and families scattered in more than 40 displacement sites,” said UNICEF nutrition specialist Bonaventure Muhimfura. “But, we have to do more. It is crucial to re-open the remaining nutrition centres as soon as possible to save children’s lives.”While over 400 children have now resumed treatment for severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF expects a significant rise in the number of admissions to nutrition centres in the coming weeks. The impoverished country has been thrown into turmoil since mainly Muslim Séléka rebels launched attacks a year ago and forced President François Bozizé to flee in March. A transitional government has since been entrusted with restoring peace and paving the way for democratic elections. The mainly Christian anti-Balaka movement has taken up arms and inter-communal clashes erupted in Bangui earlier this month.Violence is continuing in the capital, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in CAR (BINUCA), Babacar Gaye, told UN Radio today.“We have just spent what we could call a dramatic Christmas with an enormous amount of violence in the city. Violence first of all against Security Council mandated soldiers, violence between communities and violence between armed elements from the two factions… And this unfortunately has led to an enormous loss of life and suffering.”He added that the UN-mandated International Support Mission, an African Union (AU) peacekeeping force known by its French acronym MISCA, assisted by French troops, are trying to stabilize the situation in the capital. The recent violence has displaced some 639,000 inside the country, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which noted that this includes more than 210,000 spread across 40 sites in Bangui.The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that about 1.3 million people – more than 40 per cent of the country’s rural population – now need urgent assistance. Crop production has decreased sharply due to conflict, and food insecurity will have a serious impact on the nutrition status of children and women, the agency noted.So far in December, the World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have distributed nearly 500 tons of food to more than 118,000 people in Bangui. The agency is scaling up its emergency response to provide more than 1 million people with life-saving food support over the next six months. read more

Extremists must not be allowed to escalate IsraeliPalestinian tensions warns Ban

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban condemned the numerous rockets launched from Gaza towards Israel over the last few days. He also voiced concern over recent violence in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The violence includes yesterday’s car ramming near the settlement of Shiloh which resulted in serious injuries to two Israeli soldiers; the firebomb attack that seriously injured an Israeli woman on Monday in East Jerusalem; and the violent clashes in the aftermath of the Duma terrorist attack. Also, Mr. Ban received “worrisome” reports today of provocations by settlers in Hebron, the statement noted.“The Secretary-General condemns these acts and expects all parties to speak out against and prevent such incidents. He calls upon Israeli and Palestinian political and community leaders not to allow extremists to escalate the situation and take control of the political agenda.” read more

Mens Volleyball No 7 Ohio State loses second straight to No 11

Junior setter Sanil Thomas sets the ball during the second set of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn State on Jan. 28, 2018 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) to pick up their fifth win of the season. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Senior ReporterThe No. 7 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (2-2) lost its second-straight match against No. 11 Stanford (4-0) on Saturday.The Buckeyes were, once again, plagued by service errors, committing 26 in total, doubling Stanford’s match total.Senior setter Sanil Thomas had one kill and two errors on three attacks, but provided 41 assists and his serve to begin the match was an ace.Redshirt sophomore opposite hitter Jake Hanes led the Buckeyes with 24 kills and two aces, also committing a team-high seven service errors.Losing a close first set, 25-22, in which Hanes tallied nine kills and a service ace, Ohio State came back to win an even closer second set, 26-24, in large part because of three kills and two blocks by redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson.The Buckeyes jumped out to a quick three-point lead in the third set, but couldn’t maintain it as two blocks and two aces from Stanford and eight Ohio State service errors put the set away for the Cardinal.Beginning the fourth set, Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson chose to replace junior outside hitter Reese Devilbiss with sophomore Kyle Skinner. The decision came after Devilbiss committed a team-high five errors and managed only a .095 hitting percentage through three sets.In his one set of play, Skinner had two kills, one block assist, and a .250 hitting percentage.After falling behind 14-8 in the fourth set, a few Stanford attack errors, decisive kills by Hanes and sophomore outside hitter Martin Lallemand and a Lallemand service ace set up the Buckeyes to a two-point deficit.But three service errors by three different Buckeyes in the final seven points quashed any brewing comeback for Ohio State.The Buckeyes will return to action at home on Friday against George Mason at 7 p.m. and then on Saturday against Erskine at 7 p.m. read more

Electro Scan for water and other pipelines

first_imgWant to find sources of infiltration? Want to make sure your next piping or pipe lining project is delivered ‘leak free’? Then, you may want Electro Scan. It is attracting a lot of interest in the sewer market, and many accolades. It must have great applications in the mineral industries.  As Electro Scan says, “it’s a simple fact – pipe defects that leak water also leak electricity. Since electricity flows through the slightest crack and around corners, Electro Scan finds all defective pipe joints and sewer tap connections that CCTV can’t by visual observation. In addition to identifying leak locations, Electro Scan indicates the size, too. The bigger the electrical flow, the bigger the defect, the bigger the leak potential. The type of defect – joint, tap, or crack, is shown by the pattern of the electric current.Leaks in pipes are located by measuring the electricity flowing from a probe. As the probe is pulled through a pipe, electricity is used to scan the pipe indicating all defects – hence the term ‘Electro Scan.’Electro Scan’s proprietary technology and intelligent data management solutions marks the location of joints, shown with a plus mark ”+” and when coinciding with a diamond mark ”◊” indicates a defective joint.Peaks between joints are indicated by a triangle mark “Δ” show a structural defect or defective service connection.Results are transmitted, processed, recorded and displayed on Electro Scan’s smartphone app. The scan data is exported to Electro Scan’s Critical Sewers™ cloud computing app for post-processing and re-transmission to the smartphone.Once resident in the Electro Scan Critical Sewers cloud computing app, Member Only users can complete additional analysis and reporting, including integration with Geographic Information Systems and use with Hydraulic Modelling. An Executive Dashboard allows rapid access to scans completed that day or week.Of course, electro scan only works if a pipe does not conduct electricity. Since Electro Scan relies on water in the pipe to provide electrical contact with the pipe wall, it will detect all defects of a pipe submerged in water. To Electro Scan the entire circumference of a pipe, the pipe need only be full at the probe location, eliminating the need to have the entire pipeline full of water.last_img read more

HSE says hospitals will be smokefree by 2015

first_imgALL 51 HOSPITALS will be smoke-free the end of the year, says the Health Service Executive (HSE). The ban on smoking is only left to be implemented in four hospitals in the country.Today Bantry General Hospital (BGH), Mallow General Hospital (MGH), Kerry General Hospital (KGH) and St Luke’s Hospital Rathgar campus became tobacco-free campuses.ProhibitedFrom today, smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the grounds of these healthcare facilities. Under the framework for the introduction of the HSE’s Tobacco Free Campus Policy smoking by employees, service users, visitors and any other parties will be prohibited within all HSE campuses by the end of the year.The HSE states that “moving towards a tobacco free society will reduce the number of premature deaths from tobacco and result in healthier, longer and better quality lives for many Irish people”.Hospitals such as the Mater, St Vincent’s and Cork University Hospitals are already smoke-free campuses.While the HSE says that it is vital that there is a change of attitude towards smoking, the framework for implementation states that compassion will always guide care of the terminally ill patient who wishes to smoke.Terminally ill “However, terminally ill patients will generally have been accessing services prior to this stage. Therefore they will be aware of the policy and smoking may not be an issue. Each patient will be assessed on an individual and case by case basis and in certain circumstances an exemption may be given after a formal risk assessment has been completed,” states the HSE.Read: Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday>Read: Father with terminal lung cancer joins with HSE in fight against tobacco>last_img read more

Actress sues Amazon for 1 million after IMDb posts her age

first_imgThere are many questions that one should not ask a woman, covering a broad range of topics. Queries like “How much do you weigh?” and “How many boyfriends have you had?’ usually do not go over very well. Those questions pale in comparison to the ultimate no-no in relationships with humans of the female persuasion, though.That question is “How old are you?”Amazon and IMDb (Internet Movie Database) are finding out first hand just how upset a woman can get when you talk about her age, especially in public.In one of the more odd cases that has been reported, an unnamed actress has filed suit against IMDb and its parent company Amazon for listing her date of birth publicly on the internet back in 2008. The suit claims that her career had been damaged due to the fact that studios do not want to hire an older woman for movie roles. The suit accuses Amazon and IMDb of breach of contract, fraud, and violation of privacy and consumer protection laws.The complaint actually includes the words “over-the-hill,” which in a lawsuit is certainly a humorous addition, adding to the mirth surrounding this story.Of course, the internet is on fire trying to figure out exactly which actress the “Jane Doe” listed in the suit could be. The only info that is to be had is that she is of Asian descent, and lives in Texas. If you are a friend of this actress, we do not recommend throwing her an over-the-hill party!More at BBC Newslast_img read more

Watch Drunk Raccoons Stumble Around Canadian Neighborhood

first_imgStay on target Watch: Injured Baby Raccoon Receives Custom-Made WheelchairWatch: Trapped Raccoons Use Ladders to Escape From Warehouse Blaze “He couldn’t really move. He was dragging his legs, he was wobbling, having a hard time standing up,” Emily Rodgers, a resident, told CBC News of a raccoon she observed in the vicinity. “You could tell something was wrong with him for sure.”Julie Fong, another resident, said a local police officer requested permission to observe her backyard, since there was concern over a raccoon in the neighborhood that seemed “tipsy.”“So that’s why this guy was kind of sleeping it off under our deck. There was a drunk raccoon under our deck,” Fong said. “He said it was sort of stumbling along, just looking completely off, [like] somebody who may have had a few extra libations would be walking.”Raccoons are getting “drunk” on fermented fruit and stumbling around Stittsville: https://t.co/YFQSARfnq3 via @RobynMillerCBC pic.twitter.com/09LOokQwuL— CBC Ottawa (@CBCOttawa) September 6, 2019According to Michael Runtz, a Carleton University biology professor, the raccoons may have dined on too many fermented fruits, such as apples, which fall off of trees around this time of year. This could be why the neighborhood raccoons were walking funny and sleeping off their “hangovers” in the middle of the road.“It’s possible that some of the fruit is fermenting under the heat, and that these guys are getting a bit tipsy by eating that fermenting fruit. Don’t try to give them coffee and get them sobered up, just let them go their course,” Runtz explained to CBC News. “If you’re really concerned about the animal, call…some of the animal control officers to come have a look at it.”More on Geek.com:Watch: Trapped Raccoons Use Ladders to Escape From Warehouse BlazeWatch: Injured Baby Raccoon Receives Custom-Made WheelchairRaccoon Rescued After Getting Head Stuck in Gratecenter_img Raccoons appearing to be “drunk” were recently spotted in a Canadian neighborhood and people are concerned about the creatures’ strange behavior.Residents in Ottawa, Ontario, have noticed that the raccoons, which are nocturnal animals, were not acting normally over the past week, Fox News reported. The raccoons, which were caught stumbling around the area and taking “power naps” on the ground, may have eaten fermented fruit by mistake, according to experts.last_img read more