first_imgTroopers arrested him on charges of reckless driving and fleeing and eluding.Conrad was taken to Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.It is unknown whether the troopers were hurt.Our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, says its crew at the scene noticed at least two FHP cruisers were damaged, in addition to Conrad’s car.All three vehicles were eventually towed away. Conditions turned dangerous along I-95 in St. Lucie County Thursday, and it was not because of the weather.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pair of troopers noticed a blue Volkswagen driving in a “reckless manner” in the northbound lanes of the highway, between mile markers 89 and 103, at about 11 a.m.The FHP says the driver, who was later identified as 34-year-old Johnson Conrad, was going more than 120 mph at one point, while changing lanes repeatedly.After chasing the vehicle for more than 20 miles, one of the troopers performed a PIT maneuver near mile marker 114, Becker Road in Port St. Lucie. That caused Conrad to spin out on the highway.If you drive in a willful or wanton disregard for the public’s safety, you will go to jail!Great job Troopers!!— FHP West Palm Beach (@FHPPalmBeach) May 28, 2020last_img read more

first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 The FA has confirmed that English football has collectively agreed to extend the postponement for all-levels of the professional play until Thursday 30 April. The postponement has been agreed upon by The FA, Premier League, EFL and Women’s professional game, with the directive accepted by the PFA and LMA.English football has undertaken this decision facing ‘unprecedented times’ as UK health and emergency services fight back to limit the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak.In its statement, the FA also underlined its commitment to resuming the 2019/2020 football season, as well as assessing potential contingencies as to how the competitions would be finished in a safe manner.Football leadership has backed UEFA’s decision to postpone its EURO 2020 tournament until a provisional June or July period, allowing European domestic leagues to finish the campaigns.Seeking to finish its domestic schedule, the FA will extend its current rules and regulations which deem that the ‘season shall terminate no later than the 1 June’ so that each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season.The joint statement ends: “The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.”The news of the postponement will, inevitably, affect the betting industry with football being one of the sector’s biggest industries. This has led to many companies identifying esports or virtual sports as potential short-term replacements until the live sporting schedule resumes.last_img read more

first_imgEY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist Ramona Nicholas is set to feature on a top business show and share an insight into her success.The Donegal native and joint MD of the Cara Pharmacy Group will be featured in episode 3 of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year on be3 tonight (Monday) at 8pm.Ramona was chosen as one of 24 finalists in the prestigious national business awards. She is a self-made, award winning, entrepreneur who is Joint MD of the Cara Group, which holds 13 pharmacies, two home stores and a thriving online store. The Group was formed with her husband in 2002, and over the last 15 years the group has grown organically, through acquisition to a turnover of over €25 million. They employ over 180, with their HQ based in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.Ramona NicholasA qualified Pharmacist, she is skilled in strategic planning, HR, aggressive purchasing methods, design management, accounting structures, and web development.Ramona is passionate about retail and brand management on the high street and through e-commerce; and about the growth of entrepreneurship in Ireland, especially female entrepreneurs and is a mentor to female start-ups.CSR is close to her heart and through the ‘Cara in the Community’ Initiative, they have raised over €150,000 for local and national charities, in particular the Cara 10 Challenge ( She believes that in order to receive, one must give back. She completed two series as a Dragon on the RTE Series ‘Dragons’ Den’ and was the only female and youngest person to complete the series ‘The Secret Millionaire’ in 2012, both experiences have created strong brand awareness for the company.#Ramona was selected as one of the ‘Top 24 Most Influential Women’ in Ireland in 2014. She resides on the coast of South Donegal with her husband Canice, son Alex (8) and daughter Sarah (1).Here’s a sneak preview of the show, make sure to tune in to be3 at 8pm to be inspired!Tune in to @be3Ireland Monday at 8pm to hear from @carapharmacy, @lmkeatingltd, @Nostra_Tech @MountCharles_ and @HeightForHire #EOY20years— EOY Ireland (@EOYIreland) October 6, 2017Leading Donegal entrepreneur to inspire on TV business series was last modified: October 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CARA PHARMACYRamona Nicholaslast_img read more

first_imgRedding >> Returning from injury, Red Bluff’s Jayne Brandt performed well in a number of events over the weekend at the Sierra Nevada Bill Rose Junior Olympics in Redding. Brandt won the 100 breast stroke, placed runner-up in the 200 breast stroke and finished top 10 in many more races of the 15- to 16-year-old group. Brandt’s victory in the 200 breast stroke was a personal best and AAA qualifying mark of 1 minute, 17.19 seconds. Brandt also helped spearheaded a couple relay wins, swimming …last_img read more

first_img17 July 2014South African playwright Athol Fugard, the creator of anti-apartheid masterpieces such as Blood Knot, The Island and Master Harold … and the Boys, has been named as the first African recipient of a Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award, Japan’s highest honour in the arts.The five winners of the 2014 awards – Fugard in the theatre/film category, Martial Raysse for painting, Giuseppe Penone for sculpture, Steven Holl for architecture, and Arvo Part for music – were announced in Paris on Wednesday.“The five artists are recognized and awarded for their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community,” the Japan Art Association said in a statement.The awards, each of which comes with an honorarium of 15-million yen (about R1.5-million), will be handed over at a ceremony in Tokyo on 15 October.Fugard’s plays have been performed around the world from the early 1960s onwards, establishing him as a major artist.“The passion in his works stems from a deep sense of justice and a feeling of personal moral responsibility to give voice to the weak and voiceless – in turn giving his plays universal meaning,” the Japan Art Association said.His first novel, Tsotsi (1980) was made into a film that won the Oscar for the best foreign language film in 2006, and he received a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2011.In April this year, his latest play, The Shadow of the Hummingbird, premiered in New York, with Fugard, now 82, appearing on stage in an acting role for the first time in 15 years. The play, with the same cast, will run at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre from 30 July to 17 August.Fugard joins an illustrious list of former recipients of the award, including playwrights Arthur Miller and Tom Stoppard, filmmakers Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Jean-Luc Godard, and performers John Gielgud, Pina Bausch, Sakato Tojuro and Sophia Loren.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgVentilation is a great thing. Bringing outdoor air into the home and exhausting stale indoor air improves indoor air quality. Well, most of the time, anyway. Sometimes the outdoor air quality is worse than indoor air. Sometimes you bring in too much humidity and start growing mold. And sometimes you bring in the wrong outdoor air. But the issue of outdoor air vs. indoor air is a topic for another article.Probably the most common type of whole-house mechanical ventilation system in homes is an exhaust-only system. You put some controls on the exhaust fans that are already in the home and those fans are set to exhaust stale air from the home, either continuously or intermittently. The problem is this type of system sucks. Literally. And if your house is sucking from an attached garage, a moldy crawl space, or dirty attic, you could be making things worse.One way to avoid having a house that sucks is to do balanced ventilation. You exhaust stale air from the house and you supply an equal amount of outdoor air directly rather than relying on the negative pressure of the house to bring in the outdoor air.Here are five ways to do balanced ventilation. I’ve put them in increasing order of cost, complexity, and efficiency. 1. Open the windowsOK, technically I shouldn’t include this one because it’s not a real solution for most homes. This one works only if the home is in a mild climate that needs to little to no conditioning. But if that’s your situation, you don’t need a fancy ventilation system. Just open the windows.2. Pair a central-fan integrated supply system with the exhaust fansA lot of homes get exhaust-only whole-house ventilation (fans plus controls). One easy way to upgrade is to install a central-fan integrated supply system to complement the exhaust-only side. The two most commonly used controls for this are made by AirCycler and Honeywell.These systems are integrated with the blower in the central heating and cooling system. They bring in outdoor air when the system is running and mix it with the indoor air circulating through the duct system. It gets filtered and conditioned before being introduced into the home. When tied to the exhaust-only controls, you get balanced ventilation.The main drawback of this system is energy use in systems that don’t have variable-speed blowers. In addition to bringing in fresh air when the system is heating or cooling, it can turn the blower on when the home doesn’t need heating or cooling. And some blowers use a lot of power. Turning on a 400 watt fan to bring in 50 cubic feet per minute of outdoor air is overkill. If you have a high-efficiency heating and cooling system with a variable-speed blower, you should be able to do this at less than 50 watts.And another drawback is moisture. In a humid climate, running the blower without the compressor on can evaporate moisture on the coil and put it back into the home. (I’ve shown my data on what happens when you leave the fan on continuously in the summer in an article called How Your Thermostat Can Grow Mold and Make You Uncomfortable.) This wouldn’t be quite as bad as that, but it can make things worse. Curt Kinder, an HVAC contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, wrote recently, “Data and experience in my area of operation, northeast Florida, suggest that operating the system fan independently of the compressor raises indoor relative humidity by upwards of 10%.” If that scares you, consider the next three options.3. Pair a supply fan with the exhaust fansAnother way to get balanced ventilation is to use the exhaust fans with controls and also install a supply fan. You can do this with a bath fan installed to blow air into the home or you can use a fan made specially for this task. I’m thinking of the QuFresh fan made by Air King.They have two basic models. One has a sensor for temperature and relative humidity, and the other does not. The purpose of the sensor is to limit the amount of ventilation when it’s really cold, really hot, or really humid outside. It’ll still run 15 minutes an hour so you’ll keep getting some ventilation air.I like the concept and the features in the QuFresh fan. I haven’t had a chance to try one out yet, but they do a lot of good things. You can adjust the flow rate from 30 to 130 cfm. It has a slot for a 2 inch filter that could be up to MERV 13. It’s quiet (0.5 sone at 50 cfm). And it’s relatively inexpensive.4. Pair a ventilating dehumidifier with the exhaust fansThe strategy here is to use controls on your exhaust fans, as in the previous two, and supply your ventilation air through a whole-house dehumidifier. Many models allow you to do this by providing two intake ports on the dehumidifier, the smaller of which attaches to a duct that goes to the outdoors. We like Ultra-Aire but you can also find good models from AprilAire, Honeywell, and others. (Disclosure: Therma-Stor, which makes Ultra-Aire dehumidifiers, advertises in the Energy Vanguard Blog.)One drawback of dehumidifiers is the heat they put into your home. The Ultra-Aire model SD12 eliminates that problem by being a split-system dehumidifier. It removes the humidity indoors but puts the heat outdoors. That means it even provides a bit of cooling (about a third of a ton).5. Use a heat-recovery or energy-recovery ventilator (HRV or ERV)This is what most people think of when someone mentions balanced ventilation. The photo at the top of the article shows the inside of a typical ERV, with arrows to show the two air streams. (An HRV looks the same but uses a different material in the heat exchanger.)The operation is simple. It has two fans, one to exhaust stale indoor air, one to bring in fresh outdoor air. It filters both air streams. The two air streams pass through a heat exchanger, a capillary core in most models. The two air streams pass near each other and exchange heat in an HRV and heat and moisture in an ERV. But the two air streams don’t mix.This is a great way to ventilate a home. It’s also more expensive than the methods mentioned above. Panasonic does have a small “spot” ERV called the Whisper Comfort, but aside from that model, you’re probably looking at $1,000 or more for an ERV or HRV. The biggest difference between this type of balanced ventilation and the previous ones is the heat exchanger. You get balanced ventilation with recovery, which means you don’t need to do as much conditioning of the outdoor air you bring in.Finding balanceThere’s your quick rundown of the main ways to do balanced ventilation. We’re seeing a lot of creativity in the ventilation market these days because ventilation is a big deal. I think we’ve gotten to the point where we rarely have to fight the battle about the need for airtight houses. The old myth that a house needs to breathe, while not completely gone, has mostly been relegated to the dustbin of bad thinking.But let’s be clear about what balanced ventilation really means. It doesn’t mean the building is always at neutral pressure with respect to outdoors. Wind, stack effect, and other mechanical systems can always unbalance a building. When we talk about a balanced ventilation system, we mean simply that that particular system doesn’t result in the building going positive or negative because it’s exhausting and supplying equal amounts of air.Another point here is that my main motivation in writing this article was to show some ways you can convert an exhaust-only system to a balanced system. Methods 2 and 3 above show how you can do that relatively easily and inexpensively. Method 4 would be a good way to do it in the humid climates of the southeastern US.And one more thing. I was going to make this a list of six ways to do balanced ventilation but decided to save the other one for a separate article. Going a step beyond the ERV, you could go with a souped-up ERV. There are two companies making devices that include balanced ventilation with recovery, a small heat pump, better filtration, and more. One is the Conditioning ERV, or CERV, by Build Equinox. The other is the Minotair by Minotair Ventilation. We’ve got two HVAC design jobs going right now that will be using these devices, so stay tuned for more on these later.Meanwhile, try to stay in balance. Or at least be positive. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. 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first_imgSpain coach Moreno says Barcelona whiz Fati could make 2020 Euros squadby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain coach Roberto Moreno says Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati could make their 2020 Euros squad.Fati, 16, recently acquired his Spanish passport and was called up to the Under-21 squad, replacing teammate Carles Perez for the match against Montenegro on Tuesday.”I would like Ansu Fati to be with the U21s,” Moreno said. “We had him in a pre-list.”He has broken the system in terms of players in specific age groups. Hopefully he can help the U21s with qualifying.”I’m not ruling out the fact that he could play at Euro 2020. It would be foolish to say that he will not go.”There will come a time when we have to look at the different pieces and see who is in the picture. Any good player is welcome in the team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgzoom Dutch heavy lift shipping company Jumbo and Germany-based BBC Chartering are joining forces in a strategic co-operation, the Global Project Alliance, effective immediately.Under the agreement, the parties would combine heavy-lift expertise and fleet capacity in an effort to “provide comprehensive solutions to customers on a global scale.”The partners will focus on offering their combined solutions by jointly bidding on specific projects. While both partners have agreed to an exclusive co-operation, they will continue to operate as separate entities.“Jumbo and BBC Chartering make a great match, which one can truly call ‘the biggest and the best’. We look forward to forge this alliance and intensify our collaboration on commercial, operational and strategic levels,” Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering, said.“We realize that the world of project shipping is changing rapidly, and that our organizations need to focus on building strategic assets that will enable them to create value in the future,” Andersen added.last_img read more

Ohio State senior Logan Melander performs on pommel horse against Michigan on Feb. 4. Credit: Daneyliz Rodriguez | Lantern reporterReturning from the Big Ten championships with their 14th conference title, the No. 3 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team prepares to hit the road for the NCAA championships. The journey, however, might not be the only thing on the minds of the athletes, as the Buckeyes mourn the loss of former team member, Larry Mayer, who passed away Monday evening.“We recently lost a member of our gymnastics family, and it was very hard for us,” said OSU coach Rustam Sharipov. “Larry Mayer was bright and a great athlete … Our thoughts go to his family and we are thinking of him. As for (the) NCAA championship, we’ve had some rough patches this season … but the guys work very hard and we are ready.”Mayer, 24, graduated in 2015 with a successful season, placing 10th on vault at the Big Ten event finals and seventh on vault at the team finals. He also won vault with a 15.150 against Michigan, and tied for second place on vault against Penn State with a 14.900. He was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.The NCAA championships start on Friday at the Christl Arena at The United States Military Academy at West Point.The championships qualifier begins Friday with two pre-qualifying sessions. The top three teams will advance to Saturday’s final session.Last season, the Buckeyes advanced to the 2016 NCAA championships with a second-place finish at the NCAA pre-qualifier at St. John Arena. However, it was Oklahoma who took home the title with a team score of 443.400 points. Stanford finished second with 434.050, while OSU placed third with 433.050.The Buckeyes will enter the championships ranked third in the all-around, second on pommel horse, third on rings, third on parallel bars and fourth on high bar.“We’ve basically just been making sure that everyone is healthy and everyone feels ready to go this weekend, but we’re actually so prepared that athletes who haven’t competed much this season will compete during the qualifier to give other guys a break,” said junior Seth Delbridge. “We’ve had a great season, and I just want to do the best that we can to earn the title. If we all go in with this outlook, I think we’ll do great.”OSU will compete in the first pre-qualifying session on Friday at 1 p.m. Team, all-around and event finals will take place on Saturday. read more