Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Long Beach police beach patrol officer watches the beachgoes on a recent sunny afternoon (Photo by Joe Abate)Officials are warning Long Islanders to keep cool as the region braces for its first potential heat wave of summer as temperatures hit the 90s Monday and humidity makes it feel like it’s over 100.A heat advisory is in effect for Nassau County, although Suffolk County is close to joining their neighbors to the west as the Island heats up this week, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.“We are in store for a very long week,” said Ashley Sears, an NWS forecaster who urged the public to stay in air conditioning, wear light clothing, keep hydrated and avoid outdoor activity.A heat wave is defined by three or more consecutive days in which temps break 90 degrees, which forecasters are predicting will happen for the first time this year on LI.Monday is expected to hit a high of 95, Tuesday is predicted to reach 93, Wednesday may top 90, Thursday is on tap for 91 and Friday is forecast to hit 92 before rain cools things off this weekend.Cooling centers were being opened in the Town of Hempstead and beaches are being kept open late in Riverhead as well as Brookhaven town. Nassau County extended closing time at pools and beaches until 8 p.m. at Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park, Nickerson Beach, North Woodmere and Wantagh Park.Nassau and Suffolk SCPA officials also reminded pet owners to keep animal companions cool with fresh bowls of cool water, shade, a hose or kiddy pool and not lock pets in hot, parked vehicles.
Presidential sarcasm There’s been no such humor coming from the Oval Office — except, possibly, for the sarcastic kind.Trump has been incensed by unflattering newspaper reports about his work habits and use of the sometimes two-hour briefings to praise himself, while battering rivals.He tried damage control after his disinfectant comment by claiming it was sarcasm aimed at journalists during the press conference, although he’d clearly been talking directly to his medical advisors, not the journalists, and there was no sarcasm apparent in his voice.Over the weekend, he also used the sarcasm defense to explain a bizarre tweet in which he told journalists whom he believes treat him unfairly to give back their “Noble Prizes.”When the Twitterverse lit up with questions about why Trump was misspelling the Nobel Prize, which is not even awarded to journalists, and whether he really meant the Pulitzer Prize, the president complained:”Does sarcasm ever work?”On Monday, Trump kept up an anti-media tweet storm, writing: “FAKE NEWS, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!””There has never been, in the history of our Country, a more vicious or hostile Lamestream Media than there is right now, even in the midst of a National Emergency, the Invisible Enemy!” Trump also wrote. The next day, an angry Trump left the briefing without taking questions. Over the weekend, no briefing was held.And on Monday, the White House first scheduled a briefing, then called it off — and then added it back into the agenda.Trump’s new press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said the topic would be “additional testing guidance and other announcements about safely opening up America again.”In the wake of the turmoil, White House strategic communications director Alyssa Farah chipped in with a light-hearted dig. The White House abruptly canceled — and then reinstated — Monday’s coronavirus media briefing after President Donald Trump, ridiculed for his suggestion to inject patients with disinfectant, railed against “enemy” journalists.The afternoon press conferences — which began as a way to inform Americans about developments in the crisis but eventually took on the combative tone of Trump’s campaign rallies — have been a daily fixture since March.On Thursday, a freewheeling Trump ran into a public relations disaster when he suggested people could possibly inject disinfectants to fight the virus, prompting a barrage of scorn, alarm and criticism around the world. “We like to keep reporters on their toes,” she tweeted, adding a winking emoji. New look briefings? Yet another tweet on Saturday fed rumors that Trump was going to shut down the briefings altogether.”What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately,” Trump wrote, adding his frequent refrain that he got “record ratings.”The Republican incumbent, whose re-election campaign is staggering from the economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus threat, faces huge pressure to demonstrate his leadership.McEnany indicated that a new strategy would be rolled out, emphasizing Trump’s business background and his focus on reopening the US economy.”We’re looking at different ways to showcase this president leading,” she told Fox News.McEnany suggested a shift “to showcase [to] the American people the great entrepreneurship of this president.””I’m not going to get ahead of what the briefings will look like this week. They may have a different look,” she said. Topics :
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“My goals for next year at Selkirk are to excel both on and off the ice in the classroom,” says Fuchs. “There’s nothing more I’d want than to win a BCIHL championship while staying on top of my school work and maintaining a good grade point average.”Similar to the Saints, Fuchs and the Thunder Cats are currently chasing down a home ice playoff spot and sit two points back of the Kimberley Dynamiters in the Eddie Mountain Division with six games remaining. They will need Fuch’s experience down the stretch.“Marcel is a hard worker on and off the ice and a high character individual who will thrive in any role given to him,” says Dubois.“He has been a tremendous leader for us this season and understands the level of commitment and focus that it takes to be part of a winning program. The Thunder Cats organization is thrilled that he will have a chance to advance his academic and hockey careers in the BCIHL.”After a weekend off, this year’s edition of the Saints return to the ice on Friday night when they will host the Simon Fraser University Clan at the Castlegar Recreation Complex starting at 7 p.m.The game is Alumni Night as Selkirk honours past members of the Saints.With Trinity Western University solidified in the BCIHL top spot, the Saints are focussed on capturing second place which would give them the coveted home-ice advantage when the playoffs start in March.The Saints are currently in third place in the league, one point behind the University of Victoria and two points ahead of Simon Fraser.The Saints have six regular season games remaining, including four straight on the road to end the season.The Saints last regular season home game is February 13 against Eastern Washington University.Playoffs start on March 6. As the Selkirk College Saints head into the stretch run of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, the two-time defending champions are also looking further down the road to the team that will hit the ice in 2015-2016.Earlier this week, the Saints announced the playing commitment from Marcel Fuchs to attend and compete for the Saints beginning next season.Fuchs is a 5-foot-11, 180 pound forward who is completing his third season of junior hockey with the Kootenay International Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Creston Valley Thunder Cats.“We are excited to have Marcel join our recruiting class,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin. “Our program continues to add individuals who take pride in both their academics and athletics.”Now coached by former Saints bench boss Jeff Dubois, Fuchs has appeared in 41 games this season. The 20-year-old who is originally from Mission, BC has accumulated 22 points, with two of his team’s eight goals being game winners.Overall, Fuchs has played 142 games in the KIJHL, scoring a total of 69 points and 179 penalty minutes. In 2013-2014 playoffs, Fuchs scored eight points in 16 games but the Thunder Cats lost to the eventual KIJHL Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the Kootenay Conference Championship series.“I was able to watch Marcel quite a few times during his KIJHL career and he always brings energy and a consistent work ethic to each game,” says Evin. “He will be a capable two-way player and penalty killer who takes pride in playing the game the right way.”Fuchs plans to enroll in the General Associate of Science Program at Selkirk College and later pursue a degree in Respiratory Therapy.
Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has warned the Minister for Finance “not to use Brexit as an excuse” in the forthcoming Budget.Mr Doherty told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland that Brexit was “very convenient to allow the Taoiseach wriggle off the hook” about previous promises such as tax cuts.He added “The opposition needs to be clear that it will not allow the government to use Brexit “as a way of not doing things.” He also called for funds to be diverted from the Government’s Rainy Day Fund into a Brexit Stabilisation Fund.There are strict and specific guidelines as to what the Rainy Day Fund can be used for, said Mr Doherty and it cannot be used “for dealing with Brexit.”A Brexit Stabilisation Fund could be used for job stimulation, direct support for sectors such as agriculture and regional assistance, added Mr. Doherty.Brexit stablisation fund needed for job stimulation – Doherty was last modified: September 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BrexitdonegaljobsPearse Doherty
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This season farmers are at high risk of having a field fire during corn harvest.The conditions present during harvest season include dry plant material and grain dust that are highly combustible. Hot equipment or engine sparks are great ignition sources. It is not uncommon for exhaust pipes or catalytic converters to exceed 1,000 degree F. Add a little wind and there is a perfect opportunity for a field fire.Being prepared to handle field fires is important for all workers and transport drivers. Combines, tractors, grain trucks, and pick-ups should all be equipped with a trustworthy fire extinguisher as the first lines of defense.Combines should carry an ABC 10-pound fire extinguisher in the cab and a larger 20-pound unit at the ground level. Tractors and trucks are recommended to have a five-pound minimum extinguisher available. These extinguishers should be in each vehicle in the field. Nothing is worse than watching the combine go up in flames while you’re running to the end of the field to retrieve the fire extinguisher on the grain cart. Having an extinguisher on each piece of equipment ensures you will be ready to react on the first signs of smoke. Don’t get caught with a false sense of securityIf you follow the recommendations and own enough fire extinguishers, then you must also follow the maintenance recommendations. Check the pressure gages periodically, making sure the needle remains in the “charged” zone. If a unit has been partially discharged, it must be fully recharged before using it again. Even a slight discharge can create a gap in the internal seal of the extinguisher valve, causing the pressure to leak out. The pressure needle may linger in the charged zone; however there may not be adequate pressure to expel the contents.Extinguishers could use a little shake a few times a year. By inverting the extinguisher and shaking it several times each season makes sure the powder doesn’t get lodged at the bottom of the unit. Equipment vibrations are notorious for compacting the reactive ingredients of fire extinguishers, making them worthless when they are needed.Extinguishers should also be inspected periodically by a fire professional. Fire service companies can be found in community directories. Your local fire department or insurance company can also point you in the right direction for service companies. Some extinguishers are not designed to be refilled, or are too old to be refilled. These units should be replaced when they expire. Having these old extinguishers around does no good when the time comes to pull the pin. Follow other fire prevention practicesIt is also important to keep machinery in good repair. Apply grease to bearings and oil chains regularly to reduce friction. It is recommended to perform maintenance checks at the end of the day, rather than at the beginning, to detect any hot smoldering areas that may break out into flames overnight.Keep machinery clean and free from plant materials, especially around the wrap points. Wipe up any fuel or oil leaks to eliminate additional fuel sources; and do not leave oily rags on equipment or in the cab.Use an air compressor or leaf blower to remove crop residue, and a pressure washer to remove built up oil or caked-on grease.Take time to cool down the equipment each night, and check for any hot spots. These steps can make a difference to save equipment, facilities, commodities, and lives.Being prepared to handle field fires is important for all workers. Having machinery equipped with a trustworthy fire extinguisher is one of the first lines of defense.Be fire smart, and have a safe harvest.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not a bad day today with sunshine returning for a second straight day. We probably do see another windy day today, but those winds will be from the southwest and will bring some slightly warmer air. Still, before you get too excited, that warmer air is still chilly, and the winds will make it feel worse than it actually is. Tomorrow will be a bit of a transition day ahead of our next weather system. The northern half of the state stays with the status quo…at least partly sunny skies and no major problems. The southern half of the state sees sun to start, but clouds increasing through the afternoon. Low pressure is on a track to move from the central plains through the Ohio Valley and out through the DC area by the time all is said and done. That keeps precipitation on a southern track. Snow develops Tomorrow evening and then continues overnight and in to Saturday morning south of I-70. There is no precipitation threat north of I-70. We expect snows from that period to run from a coating to 2 inches from I-70 down to southern quarter of the state, and then and then from 2-4” in far south central areas and near the river. We turn partly sunny for the balance of Saturday. Milder air tries to work into southwest Ohio, perhaps enough to melt everything rather quickly. However, northern parts of the state stay cold. The map at right shows snow potential from late overnight tomorrow night into Sunday. Scattered snow showers move through on Sunday, but we are pulling coverage back just a bit. We expect a coating to 2 inches of snow over the region with 60% coverage. This will all be very light snow, more of a nuisance than anything else. Partly sunny skies are back for Monday, as a reinforcing shot of cold air is on the way. Clouds increase through the day Tuesday. Our next well organized system shows up late Tuesday afternoon and evening, with precipitation extending through most of Wednesday. There is an expectation that we end up with snow for that window from I-70 northward, and rain down south. Snow totals can be 1-3” up north, while we pick up a few hundredths to a tenth or two of rain in the south. The biggest thing to watch with this system will be coverage. Right now, we see about 70% coverage, but better coverage on the snow than the rain. Track of the low and warm air will be key. We see clearing move in for Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. Thursday and Friday will be dry with plenty of sunshine.For the extended period, we have scattered snow showers for Saturday the 23rd with the potential of a coating to 2 inches of accumulation. Then after dry and sunny, yet chilly period for the 23th-25th, we have clouds increasing for Tuesday the 26th. Rain starts that Tuesday late afternoon and evening, and then we finish with snow. There can be .25”-5” of rain Tuesday night, followed by at least 1-3 inches, but it is way to early to start really getting concerned about this system. We go partly sunny again behind the system Thursday and Friday to finish the month and start March.
I’ve been doing HERS ratings and green building certifications for several years now, and I have run across some pretty scary things during inspections that sometimes make me wonder what everyone was thinking.Now, I was a contractor for a long time, and I understand the challenges of getting things done on time, correctly, and within the budget, and by no means am I trying to minimize those challenges. What does amaze me is how little attention some contractors and trade contractors pay to the details as their projects are underway.In many cases, the contractors have elected to have their buildings certified for their own purposes, often without even informing or involving the client.More whining about batt insulationAt the project startup meetings, we go over requirements for HVAC design and installation, duct sealing, insulation grading, weather barriers and flashing, and other processes that help to make buildings perform better and meet certification requirements. Everyone is on board at the beginning — including the project manager, insulation contractor and HVAC installer — but too often things break down very quickly.I can no longer even count the number of times I have discussed the challenge of meeting the Grade 1 installation standard with fiberglass batts, suggesting that they consider a blown-in alternative, only to be assured that the installers are very experienced and will have no problem doing everything right. Never have I inspected a batt insulation job for the first time and not had to remove at least half if not more of the insulation due to compression, lack of trimming around obstructions, or large gaps.Usually by the second or third visit, they have it figured out, until, of course, the crew changes and we start all over again. Thankfully, the installers themselves don’t hold it against me that they have to do so much rework, but there is clearly a big disconnect between trade contractor management team and their field staff.Duct, duct, looseI’ve seen my share of bad duct installations, but it just doesn’t seem to be getting better. I’ve run across lots of ducts jammed into spaces they don’t fit or belong in, plenty of unsealed or poorly sealed duct connections, and many floor registers that have done double duty as dustpans throughout the job.I recently saw what may be the most egregious example of incompetent ductwork on a house seeking EarthCraft certification. Instead of using wye connection to split a flex line, they connected two flex lines together with a metal sleeve, and cut a hole in the sleeve to stick another flex line into.To add insult to injury, none of the connections had any mastic or tape on them, but they were nicely covered with insulation, taped tightly. This one took some work to do this badly.I have also seen takeoffs that are only marginally connected to the plenum, but covered with carefully sealed insulation. A while back I started to suggest to my builder and remodeler clients that they require their HVAC installers to leave all the connections exposed for their inspection before closing up the insulation, giving them an opportunity to inspect connections before they are covered up.Water, water, everywhereProbably one of the most frightening things I have seen was a house that was insulated with open-cell spray foam before it was fully dried in. There were some roof/wall connections that were not fully sealed, but that didn’t keep them from going ahead with the insulation.I showed up on for a pre-drywall inspection, only to find fully soaked spray foam in stud cavities and visibly wet and moldy I-joists and OSB. What were they thinking?On a similar note, one of my pet peeves is not keeping the water-resistant barrier (WRB) intact throughout the construction process. While there are plenty of contractors who have a hard time understanding that water actually flows downhill and all flashing must be shingle lapped, I find that even those who know how to flash correctly still too often install their finish siding before all the mechanical penetrations are in place. Wires, pipes, and ducts are cut through siding and the WRB, leaving perfect little pathways for water to flow straight into the structure, practically guaranteeing future mold and rot.Just scratching the surfaceWhile this is my current “best of” collection, I am sure that there will be still better ones in the future. Multifamily projects that keep the same production team in place throughout the project tend to show improvement throughout the process, but since many of my clients are small builders and remodelers rather than production builders, I often start over with a new, often inexperienced, teams on each project.Hopefully someday there will be enough trained people out there that I see very well executed projects at every site visit. Until then, I will continue collecting photos for my collection.
E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad The outspoken Kanter added: “Play basketball and try to be the best. When he’s doing all these little things to all those people who sit on their laptop and just writing comments – they got no life. Come on, man. You don’t do that.” Khristian Ibarrola /ra Despite the public apology, his former teammate Enes Kanter couldn’t help but chastise the NBA superstar.“Well, I’m not angry. It’s just really sad,” the 25-year-old Turkish center said of Durant’s comments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I remember when he was here – I played with him one-and-a-half years – and when he was here, this organization and these fans, this whole state, gave him everything he asked for, everything he wanted,” he explained to CBS Sports Radio’s Andrew Bogusch, as relayed by The Score.“The cooks, the chefs, the massage therapists, the coaches, players – everything – just (to make) sure he is okay and getting what he wanted to get.” Former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Kevin Durant (35) and Enes Kanter (0). AP File PhotoReigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant recently owned up to his recent comments regarding his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, admitting it was “childish and idiotic.”The Golden State Warriors forward was caught red-handed using an alternate Twitter account to answer a negative comment made by a netizen about him, but failed miserably as he accidentally replied using his own verified handle.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next SMB draw collective effort in win over Phoenix Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ LATEST STORIES Durant also claimed that with the exemption of Russell Westbrook, his former OKC squad mates were not talented enough to win an NBA title.Despite the stinging words, Kanter took more offense on Durant’s critical comments on coach Billy Donovan.“What he said about Billy Donovan, I don’t know if anyone made the conference finals in his first year in the NBA,” Kanter said. “Billy Donovan, of course he’s pretty new in the NBA, but I feel like he’s done an amazing job. There’s coaches in the NBA that have not made the playoffs yet, and they’ve been in the league for 10, 15 years, but he made the playoffs in his first two years, and I think he’s done a good job.”Although Kanter does not deny Durant’s supreme talent, he claims that a player of his stature shouldn’t try to please everybody and pay attention to critics.“You just won a championship. You were the Finals MVP,” he said of KD. “I understand interacting with fans, but having a fake account and just answering back and trying to have a conversation with them and stuff, come on, man. If you’re Kevin Durant, you don’t do that. He is one of the top five players in the league. Come on, man. Just go do your thing.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa
What happens when you combine jewel craft with perfect timing? You get this Bvlgari high jewellery timepiece which is uber sexy and sleek. The timepiece makes a shimmering style statement for those who like to wear their heart on their wrist. Its artistic coils wrap themselves around the owner’s wrist,,What happens when you combine jewel craft with perfect timing? You get this Bvlgari high jewellery timepiece which is uber sexy and sleek. The timepiece makes a shimmering style statement for those who like to wear their heart on their wrist. Its artistic coils wrap themselves around the owner’s wrist, asserting their hold over them. The serpent motif has inspired countless designs for the brand in its 127-year history and is once again used in this haute joallerie collection to create brilliant magic. The snake stands for immortality and infinity and the design of the piece incorporates these characteristics, giving it a fluid look and feel. The watch is inconspicuous or ‘secret’ and at first glance the piece looks like nothing more than a dazzling piece of jewellery with impeccable craftsmanship. The eyes of the snake are created using inlaid celestine or malachite and the sleek head has a dial studded with pave diamonds. The gems used are of the highest quality and the timepiece is set with 172 diamonds and has a white gold case which weighs 40 grams. The coiled bracelet is set with an additional 386 diamonds and 388 emeralds and the quartz movement the timepiece sports has been customised for the brand. The glittering serpent symbolises wisdom and a contemporary design language has been used by Bvlgari to showcase its slithering form with elan. The Bvlgari Serpenti high jewellery collection is available in boutiques across India.Price: Rs 1.2 crore