Bernerd’s sure thing

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2 Dead: Car found in canal in Loxahatchee Groves

first_imgLOXAHATCHEE, Fla. — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people after a car was found in a canal near A Road in Loxahatchee Groves.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says a passerby spotted the car just past 6 a.m. on Friday. Authorities say two people were in the car already deceased and divers were sent to get them out.last_img

CITY OF OLYMPIA SNOW/ICE UPDATE – TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0CITY OF OLYMPIA SNOW/ICE UPDATE – TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 8:30 A.M. Crews on 24-Hour Shifts: City of Olympia street crews are on 24-hour shifts.  Their primary focus is on lifeline roads and major hills.  Lifeline roads are the main routes that fire, police and transit use.  Olympia has five dump trucks, that have been outfitted with snow plows. Buildings with Flat Roofs: Owners/managers of buildings with flat roofs are reminded to remove snow and ice from drain scuppers (roof drains) so that thawing water can flow and relieve weight pressure. Other reminders: Information about what we use:Salt Brine Anti-Icing Agent. When snow is predicted, a salt brine anti-icing agent is applied to Olympia’s lifeline roads and hills before the snow begins to fall.  This helps to keep snow and ice from sticking to roadway surfaces for easier removal. The salt brine is a combination of whey, salt and molasses. Whey is used in place of water because it contains salt naturally, which requires less salt additive. Molasses is used to help adhere the solution to the road surface. The molasses causes some temporary staining, but it washes as the snow and ice melt. Expect Snow Berms: Due to the amount of snow being pushed by plows, residents should expect snow berms across driveways and neighborhood streets. Olympia Parks Classes Cancelled.  All Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation classes and activities are cancelled for Tuesday, January 17. Generator Warning.  Do not use outdoor heating or cooking appliances or generators in your home due to the potential build-up of deadly carbon monoxide gas. Avoid Hills: Due to heavy and wet snow, hills should be avoided. Please do not drive around road closed signs. Garbage Collection: City crews are attempting to reach regular Tuesday customers, however some areas may not be accessible.  Leave your cart at the curb if not collected. What you can do to help in case of snow and ice:As with any emergency, have on hand a minimum three-day supply of food and medication for you, your family, and any family pets.Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or shut-in neighbors.If physically possible for you, clean the storm drains near your home to keep the water from melting snow flowing.Keep a snow shovel and a container of sand in the trunk of your car and in your garage or home.Clear the sidewalk in front of your home or business.Only drive if it’s essential, or take the bus if you must go somewhere.Do not drive around road closed signs – the road is closed for your safety.Expect and be prepared for power outages.  Heavy snow could knock down trees and power lines. Awnings/Carports.  Business owners with commercial awnings or residents with porch or patio coverings or carports, please check snow and ice load, sagging and building separation. Remove accordingly, or block entry if needed. Sand/Salt Mixture. City crews also apply a sand/salt mixture, especially at intersections and on hills and inclines to help with traction.last_img read more

Pineapple Express brings considerable avalanche danger

first_imgAvalanche risk is considerable at the alpine and tree-line level in the West Kootenay backcountry, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Heavy snow falling is expected to overload buried weak interfaces in the snow pack in the backcountry, even in sheltered locations, according to James Floyer of the CAC. Up to 40 centimetres of new snow has fallen in the last 24 hours, but a freezing rain crust was laid down late in the storm as the snow turned to rain and lies on or near the surface. “Approximately 50-60 cm. of storm snow now sits on a buried surface hoar layer that I suspect exists in the alpine in shaded areas, at tree line and below tree line,” he wrote in his report. On southern aspects, this snow lies on an unsupportive sun crust, he said. Around 140 cm. of snow exists at tree line elevations. There are some reports of facets on the rain crust near the ground. Special message The region is still under the influence of a classic “Pineapple Express.” Very dangerous avalanche conditions will develop and persist throughout this storm Weather forecast Wednesday: A weak ridge of high pressure builds bringing dry conditions and cooler temperatures. Thursday: Expect light precipitation and light southwesterly winds. Avalanche activity Recent reports include naturally occurring wind slab avalanches large enough to bury a person and up to 40 cm. deep in open tree line and low alpine terrain. Wind slabs and storm snow weaknesses are susceptible to human triggers with reports of small slope-cuts, “whumpfing,” and shooting cracks. Areas to avoid Slide paths with alpine or treeline start zones during heavy or prolonged periods of snowfall and large wind loaded north aspect slopes. Areas of concern Wind-loaded slopes in alpine and open tree line areas and slopes exposed to terrain traps. Techniques to manage risk Watch for obvious signs of instability such as recent avalanches, whumpfs, shooting cracks or hollow sounding patches of wind slab. Back off onto simple terrain if you observe any of these. Stay well back from large avalanche paths. Regroup only in safe areas well away from avalanche runout zones such as in stands of dense mature forest. Enter your line low or avoid the steepest top part of the slope using ridges and ribs to get below the pillows at the top.last_img read more

Archers, Tamaraws notch 2nd wins via routs

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Archers put the game away in the third quarter where they widened the gap to 20, 57-37, after a basket by Santi Santillan with 1:49 remaining.The Red Warriors relied heavily on Alvin Pasaol anew. The explosive forward had 20 points on 8-of-20 from the field, four days after dropping 36 points in a 90-76 loss to league-leading Adamson on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUE, which struggled with a 31-percent shooting, remained the only winless team at 0-3.Encho Serrano and Jollo Go added 11 and 10 points, respectively for DLSU. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lady Eagles stun Pablo, Air Force Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Earlier, Far Eastern University banked on a strong start to dump University of the Philippines, 89-73.Five Tamaraws scored in double figures, led by a perfect offensive game from Prince Orizu, who had 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the field.Arvin Tolentino scored 13 off the bench while Wendell Comboy added 12 points and five rebounds for the Tams.FEU, which posted its second win in three outings, scored eight unanswered points to start the game and never trailed.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT First GameFEU 89—Orizu 15, Tolentino 13, Comboy 12, Parker 11, Iñigo 11, Cani 8, Ebona 8, Tuffin 5, Stockton 3, Gonzales 2, Escoto 1, Bayquin 0.UP 73—Gomez de Liaño Ja 15, Gomez de Liaño Ju 13, Manzo 11, Desiderio 10, Akhuetie 9, Prado 8, Vito 3, Murrell 2, Lim 2, Jaboneta 0, Tungcab 0, Gozum 0, Dario 0, Spencer 0.Quarters: 25-13, 49-35, 69-46, 89-73Second GameLA SALLE 82—Baltazar 16, Melecio 16, Serrano 11, Go 10, Caracut 9, Santillan 6, Dyke 5, Bates 3, Manuel 2, Montalbo 2, Corteza 2, Capacio 0.UE 72—Pasaol 22, Varilla 14, Manalang 11, Bartolome 6, Maloles 5, Cullar 4, Gallardo 4, Acuno 2, Strait 2, Lacap 2, Antiporda 0, Beltran 0, Guion 0.Quarters: 21-14, 39-27, 59-45, 82-72 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES La Salle notched its second consecutive win after trouncing University of the East, 82-72, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament on Sunday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Aljun Melecio waxed hot from the 3-point area, going 5-of-7, to finish with 18 points, while Justine Baltazar recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds that went with three blocks for the Green Archers, who upped their mark to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Double Tri Nations win for SA

first_imgSouth Africa is the Tri Nations winechampion as well as the rugby cupholder.(Image: Stellenbosch Wine Routes) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rianie StrydomGM, Haskell Vineyards+27 82 290 6399• Andre MorgenthalCommunications Manager, Wines of SA+27 21 883 3860Janine ErasmusNot only is South Africa tops in the Tri Nations rugby ranking, it’s also the reigning champion in the lesser known, yet no less prestigious, Tri Nations wine challenge.The annual Tri Nations rugby tournament, contested by South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, draws millions of sports-mad fans each year. The same three nations vie for the Tri Nations wine challenge, which this year took place in Sydney, Australia, in September.In 2009 the Springboks outshone all opposition on the field, while a Shiraz from Haskell Vineyards in Stellenbosch snatched the sought-after Four Seasons Hotel Trophy for the best wine of the show – right from under the noses of 321 of its southern hemisphere rivals.Haskell Pillars Syrah 2007 also took the award for the best Shiraz on show, as well as the best red, which is not surprising given South Africa’s long-standing reputation as a producer of world-quality wines.Haskell GM and winemaker Rianie Strydom was ecstatic. Invitation to the competition is by invitation only, and she was honoured just to have been able to participate.“I am proud that our wine performed so well internationally. This is not only an award for Haskell Vineyards, but for South Africa,” she enthused. “It shows that our wines have come of age.”Strydom, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, with viticulture and oenology as majors, added that she was thrilled to have beaten Australia’s top winemakers on their own turf. She joined Haskell in 2004 after a 10-year tenure as winemaker with the award-winning Morgenhof estate.Other South African wine estates that shone on the night include Kleine Zalze, which took the trophy for best Cabernet, and Doolhof, which was the runner-up. All in all, local wines brought home an impressive 19 gold medals – South Africa’s best result at the competition so far.Among the medallists were Pongracz, Cape Chamonix, Nederburg, Constantia Glen, Neethlingshof, Rustenberg, Fleur du Cap, Lomond, Kaapzicht, Beaumont, Kanu, Springfontein, Laibach, Neil Ellis, Boekenhoutskloof, and Anthonij Rupert.Setting the standardThis is not the first time that a South African wine has walked off with the big prize. Warwick Wine Estate claimed the same honour when it won the Tri Nations challenge in 1999 for its 1998 Warwick Chardonnay.But Haskell Pillars Syrah 2007 has set a new standard by becoming the first local wine to be named best red as well.The Haskell range of wines will hit the stores in November 2009, giving the young Haskell Vineyards the best start they could have wished for.Prestigious competitionThe Tri Nations wine competition was established in 1995. This year’s edition, the 14th, saw only the best wines from the three countries – each wine therefore a potential winner – facing off.Wines compete in 13 classes, with between 20 and 30 wines in each class, and are blind-tasted by the judging panel, which comprises one judge from each participating country.Once all the entrants have been tasted the 13 category winners are judged again for best red, best white, and best wine on show. The top 13 wines each receive a trophy, and the three best wines overall receive a perpetual trophy.South Africa’s 2009 representative was the experienced wine consultant and international judge Michael Fridjhon, who has been a Tri Nations judge from the start and this year chaired the panel. Australia was represented by professional wine writer Huon Hooke, while wine master Bob Campbell represented New Zealand.Wine countryHaskell Vineyards is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains in the premium wine-growing region of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province.The 23ha farm, which sits next to the famous Rust en Vrede winery, was known as Dombeya (Latin, meaning “wild pear” in reference to a tree that grows freely in the region) until American entrepreneur Preston Haskell bought it in 2002. Haskell, who lives in Moscow, is one of Russia’s top property developers.The American soon brought Australian Grant Dodd on board as his business partner and the two wasted no time in making a number of improvements, among them a brand new state-of-the-art cellar that can process 150 tons of grapes.According to Haskell, his goal is to produce 10 000 cases in total of Haskell and Dombeya wines over the next few years.With 15ha of vines, the estate still produces Dombeya wines and has garnered a number of awards for them, but will soon launch its own brand. Haskell Pillars Shiraz 2007 is the first product of that label and already seems destined for greatness.Queries or comments? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Meet The SoloWheel Glide 3

first_imgRelated Posts Blueair 680i Air Purifier: Clean Air For Your H… ReadWrite Product Reviews The Segway was the first of the self-balancing class. Then came the hoverboards. Now it’s time for the future of self-balancing vehicles. Meet the SoloWheel Glide 3, a self-balancing electric unicycle that serves as a fun and convenient way to get around town. The team at ReadWrite got to “Glide” around in one of these for a while and we’re hear to tell you what we think of it. SoloWheel Glide 3 SpecsThe SoloWheel is a self balancing electric unicycle, or an EUC (not our term). The SoloWheel can zip around at a max speed of 19 miles per hour and travel up to 31 miles on a full charge. Although, our team doesn’t recommend taking this thing to it’s max speed right away. The range on the SoloWheel is also a big plus. As long as you leave the charger at your home or wherever you typically travel to, you should be just fine. The downside to all that power and range is weight. The SoloWheel weights a little over 30 lbs which isn’t the most fun to carry around with you. Not to mention, it’s not able to climb up stairs very well either. Fortunately, the SoloWheel Glide 3 does come with a retractable handle that you can use to walk the wheel around like a suitcase. This makes it much easier to walk around with while you aren’t riding. You can find all the other specs here. Must Be Hard to Ride Right?We’re going to be honest with you guys. There’s definitely a learning curve to riding the SoloWheel. At first, it’s difficult to maintain proper balance. The SoloWheel is very sensitive to your movements, so any lean forward or backwards will trigger movement. When you’re getting started for the first time, I highly recommend holding onto something sturdy. And try to make sure it’s not something that can be ripped off the wall…The best way to learn is to practice moving back and forth by leaning while standing in between a doorway. Hold onto both sides of the doorway while you lean back and forth. You need to train your body and mind to trust the device. Once you’ve practiced this, try taking it for a spin without holding on to anything. We recommend picking a wall or table 10-15ft away and ride over to it trying to maintain your balance the whole time. Once you’ve practiced enough in the office (we don’t recommend riding this in the office), you can take it out in the parking lot for longer rides. After about 3 days of riding, you should be able to take it around town. Again, it really comes down to trust and balance. Once you get the hang of those, you should be fine. SummaryThe SoloWheel Glide 3 isn’t a cheap gadget. It retails for $899 USD. That said, it’s a well-built machine and deserves that price tag. Whether you’re looking for a new toy or a fun way to commute to and from work, the Solo Wheel Glide 3 is definitely something you should consider. Just remember to wear your safety equipment while riding!Special thanks to wellbots for setting us up. Here is a 10% OFF discount for your readers on the Glide 3 with code READWRITE10 CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… The ReadWrite reviews team provides reviews on the latest and greatest technologies, services, and products.For all review inquiries please email [email protected] Tags:#solowheel A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacylast_img read more

Ginebra outlasts Magnolia in OT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra held off fierce rival Magnolia in overtime, 97-93, to close in on a quarterfinals slot in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings made key defensive plays down the stretch to clinch their fifth win in eight games and stay in fifth place.ADVERTISEMENT Yeng Guiao on facing Italy, Serbia in World Cup: ‘A miracle can happen’ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aguilar extended his team’s lead to six after stealing an inbound pass and finishing a dunk on the other end off an assist by Thompson with 1:42 remaining. He then, blocked Ian Sangalang’s attempt the next play.The Kings also spoiled the late-game heroics of Jio Jalalon, who forced OT with a deep 3-pointer over Aguilar with 4.2 ticks left in regulation.Jalalon wound up with 22 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Hotshots, who fell to 3-5.ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Google Philippines names new country directorcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson pumped in a career-high 27 points, including a back-breaking triple that gave Ginebra a 94-90 cushion with 1:56 left. He also had 11 rebounds and five assists.“Scottie was just spectacular. He was having a big night,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsJapeth Aguilar also finished with a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds while LA Tenorio collected 10 points, five rebounds and eight assists on a night where he set the league record for the most number of consecutive games played with 597.“We wanted to make it a memorable night for LA with a win,” Cone said. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snaglast_img read more

Put a Spring in your Step – Play Touch Football!

first_imgRegistrations into new season Touch Football competitions are now open! The Spring/Summer months are just around the corner and what better way to get into shape with your friends than to register and participate in the several touch football competitions offered right around the country.Touch Football Australia has set the strategic target of one million participants in the sport by 2020; excitement is building across the country with participation growth evident particularly across junior competitions.Tune in to TFA/NRL’s new season television commercial, highlighting the key attributes of the sport: family, friends and fun and inclusive opportunities for all participants young and old…and all at a location near you!Touch Football is one of Australia’s leading community sports and according to Australian Sports Commission’s recent AusPlay research, Touch Football is the most affordable/best value for money sport.“As we know Touch Football is a very inclusive, diverse and social sport; catering for both genders, a wide variety of ages, abilities and communities with an extensive national footprint,” Acting TFA CEO, Garry Foran said.“We are encouraging all juniors and seniors along with community groups and other sports including Rugby League players coming out of Winter competitions, to dust off their boots and participate in the many fun, social and inclusive Touch Football competitions and programs on offer over the 2017-18 Spring/Summer period.”Visit PlayNRL.com and www.touchfootball.com.au (and state websites) on registration and location competition information and contacts. Using the locator button, simply enter your postcode to find your closest touch football affiliate and you and your teammates are on your way to a season of fun, fitness and re-connecting/meeting new friends.So, get your mates and team together – put a spring in your step and register now to play touch football!New Touch Football Season Activation Television Commercial (TVC)National Junior Touch Football Promotion VideoJoin the conversation and follow the TFA and State/Affiliate social media channels on the latest campaign information new season promotions.last_img read more

Canadas housing sector faces high degree of instability for eighth quarter CMHC

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s housing sector is facing a high degree of vulnerability to market instability for the eighth straight quarter with Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Hamilton taking on the brunt of the risks, said the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.Those four markets were facing high risks because home prices remain higher than levels supported by the economy and cities’ demographics, said the Crown corporation in a quarterly report it released Thursday based on an analysis of overheating, overvaluations, overbuilding and accelerations in pricing in 15 regions across the country.“Despite the stability in these results, we note that the trends in both overvaluation and price acceleration have been moving in such a way that suggests that vulnerabilities are gradually dissipating,” said CMHC chief economist Bob Dugan, alluding to the recent slowdowns that have been seen in sales volumes and price growth in British Columbia and Ontario.“It can take awhile for that imbalance to solve itself. It is not so much that we are waiting for prices to fall (because) this imbalance can be resolved in any number of ways, whether prices slow or fundamentals grow more rapidly.”In Vancouver and Toronto, Dugan said more affordable forms of housing, including condos, have been the strongest contributors to price fluctuations.His corporation has detected signs of moderate overheating in Vancouver, although price growth has been slowing over the last two quarters and detached properties in some areas are seeing declining prices.In Toronto, CMHC said sales continued to trend lower in the first quarter of 2018, well below the threshold for overheating. The drop in sales and decline in the average price of single-detached homes, it found, continued to weigh on the overall average price.It said market conditions for condos continue to remain “tight,” contributing to stronger price growth for such housing.Meanwhile Ottawa, Winnipeg, Montreal, St. John’s, Moncton, Halifax fared much better. CMHC said they were among the regions with a low risk of vulnerability to market instability.However, CMHC said it was paying close attention to Winnipeg, where home prices are creeping up despite declines in personal disposable income, and Montreal, which it flagged last quarter as being a market to watch because of strong growth in house prices that could warrant a change to a moderate vulnerability rating if price acceleration persists.That moderate vulnerability rating is already being held by Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina because of overbuilding.The rating has been fuelled in Calgary and Edmonton by overbuilding because condo inventory is high, but in Saskatoon was driven by a price decline that has been “significantly larger” in the townhouse category where supply has been far exceeding demandIn Regina, CMHC attributed the moderate rating to downward pressure on home prices.last_img read more