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Motorist caught with drugs paraphernalia at Bridgend

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous article17 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleThe Derby – The Managers Views News Highland Twitter Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+center_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A motorist has been caught with a quantity of drugs paraphernalia on the Donegal/ Derry border.Gardai from Buncrana were conducting a routine rural border patrol in the Bridgend area yesterday evening when they came upon a car pulled in at the roadside.Gardai subsequently carried out a search of the car and a quantity of drugs paraphernalia was uncovered.The driver also tested positive for Opiates and was arrested and charged to appear in court at a later date. Facebook By News Highland – February 21, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Motorist caught with drugs paraphernalia at Bridgend WhatsApplast_img read more

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Study ranks ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ places to wear a badge

first_imgBatesville, In. — A new report from WalletHub has ranked the “best” and “worst” states in the country to be a police officer.Using 27 indicators the study determined Indiana and Ohio are 25 and 26 respectively in terms of hazards and protections. Kentucky entered the list at number 41.A link to the complete survey is here.last_img

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Derek Harris Appointed New CEO of Community Youth Services

first_imgFacebook276Tweet0Pin1Submitted by Community Youth ServicesCommunity Youth Services (CYS) has announced the appointment of Derek Harris as their new Chief Executive Officer. He will assume responsibilities on July 20, 2018 and will succeed Scott Hanauer, who is retiring.Derek has been part of the CYS team for over 16 years, beginning as the program director at Haven House before being promoted to Deputy Director. During that time he has supported the expansion of early intervention, behavioral health, foster care, crisis residential centers and high risk youth services while being responsible for strategic planning, contract compliance, fund development, budgeting, and employee development and supervision.Derek has been committed to national and community service throughout his career of over 26 years.  He believes in strengthening the community by empowering youth and families to create their own success. He enjoys working in a community that shares that belief. “I’ve had the pleasure of dedicating the majority of my career working for Community Youth Services.  In doing so, I have firsthand experience in not only seeing the value of the services we provide but the impact we are making in the community.  We have led changes that have increased services not only in our community but have created programs to support at-risk youth across the state. I am honored to continue to serve the community and the agency that I care deeply about and to continue my passion for this work in this newly appointed important and vital role.”Harris has worked in social services with youth/young adult programs for over 23 years in non-profit administration and direct service for youth and young adult programs with titles of Assistant Director, Program Director, Deputy Director and now Chief Executive Officer. He is a certified peer monitor for the Family and Youth Services Bureau, the Chair of the Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub (local continuum of care), and the Chair of the Balance of State Continuum of Care- Youth Subcommittee with members from 34 counties across WA State.  Derek works to advocate for youth issues at the local, state and federal levels. As an active Peer Monitor for the Federal Family Youth Services Bureau, he conducts national reviews of other agencies’ program fidelity.  He is the CYS lead for the Thurston Thrives Initiatives, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, the Washington Coalition for Homeless Youth Advocacy and the National Network for Youth.After serving our country in the Army in Europe and Southwest Asia, Derek relocated to Thurston County, his home now for over 26 years where he resides with his wife, Robyn.  Derek graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Social Work.  He volunteers as a Post 11402 member for The Veterans of Foreign Wars.Derek was selected following a thorough, national search process which resulted in a field of exceptional candidates from all over. The interest in the position is a testament to the reputation and outstanding leadership of the volunteers and staff at Community Youth Services.  Current CEO, Scott Hanauer said, “There is an enormous opportunity that lies ahead for CYS and we couldn’t be happier with having Derek lead the organization to achieve  the goals laid out before us.”Community Youth Services is a nonprofit organization empowering youth, young adults and families since 1970. CYS is an integrated service agency providing a continuum of programs across shelter/housing, education/vocation, out-of-home care, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and early intervention with service offices located in Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Pierce Counties. CYS is one of the largest child welfare agencies in the South Sound with over 22 programs, serving over 6,500 youth and families annually. CYS’ mission is to provide a continuum of individualized services and advocacy to empower youth and families to meet their goals of safety, stability, belonging and success.CYS will host a meet and greet open house to meet the new CEO on July 25, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the CYS main building located at 711 State Ave, NE, Olympia, WA.  The public is welcome to attend.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Youth Soccer U16 Selects

first_imgThe team includes Ali D’odorico, Ashley Hall, Grace Dehnel, Anna Milde, Jodi Surina, Julia Burkart, Shianne Michalchuk, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Seright and Mattea Lorenzo. Front, Emily Taylor, Shaen Panko-Dool, Allison Bendis, Bella Guderyan, keeper Hanna Quinn, head coach Paul Burkart, assistant coach Morgan Dehnel, Technical Director Brett Adams, Trainer Shane Taylor and Manager Layla Precious. The Nelson Selects U16 Girls completed a season for the history books after edging out Vernon United 2-0 to capture the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup  in Penticton.The squad played exception during the four-day tournament as the Select knocked off heavyweight after heavyweight en route to the Provincial Title.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selected the squad Team of the Week.last_img read more

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PICK FIVE CARRYOVER OF $335,216 INTO SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK; TOTAL PICK FIVE POOL SHOULD EXCEED $1 MILLION

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 4, 2017)–There were no perfect tickets in Saturday’s Pick Five at Santa Anita, resulting in a huge carryover of $335,216 into Sunday’s racing. Track officials project that the total Pick Five Pool should exceed $1 million.Sunday’s Pick Five will be comprised of races one through five, including the Grade III Las Flores Stakes which is carded as race three.With a nine-race card on tap for Sunday, admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. and first post is at 12:30 p.m.For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit: http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.last_img read more

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Warriors’ Iguodala flips off live ESPN camera in Game 3 vs. Blazers

first_imgWarriors forward Andre Iguodala was caught for the second straight game doing something obscene in an arena tunnel.Thursday night, he ran through the Oracle Arena tunnels shouting “these mother (bleepers) is crazy,” incredulous at the strength of his hands after stripping Damian Lillard of the ball to seal the Warriors’ win in the last few seconds.In the first quarter of Saturday night’s Game 3 in Portland, Iguodala went back to the visitors’ locker room at Portland’s Moda Center while play …last_img read more

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SA infrastructure plan ‘ready to roll’

first_img16 April 2012 South Africa is ready to roll out its multi-billion rand, state-led infrastructure drive, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Friday as the government unveiled details of the plan, which it will soon take to the provinces and other stakeholders to start implementation. The plan, first announced by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address in February, lists 17 strategic integrated projects that cut across energy, transport and logistics infrastructure to schools, hospitals and nursing colleges. Motlanthe told delegates attending the Provincial and Local Government Infrastructure Conference in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, that public-private partnerships were on the cards, and the government would be engaging businesses on the plan.Economic and social infrastructure The projects cover economic and social infrastructure across all nine provinces, with an emphasis on undeveloped areas and opportunities. Energy projects will focus on supporting sustainable “green” energy initiatives through a diverse range of clean energy options. Several new hospitals will be built, and existing ones refurbished in preparation for the National Health Insurance Scheme. About 122 nursing colleges will be revamped, and 90 new schools will be built this year.Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape Investment in rail, water pipelines, and energy generation and transmission infrastructure have been identified for Limpopo province. Officials say the emphasis here will be on coal and platinum mining for local use and export, with the region’s rail capacity expected to be extended to Mpumalanga province’s power stations. In KwaZulu-Natal, the plan is to strengthen the transport corridor between South Africa’s main industrial hubs, while beefing up access to Durban’s export and import facilities. In the Western Cape, work will focus on strengthening maritime capacity in the Saldanha-Nothern Cape linked region.Work getting under way Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, presenting the project plans, said these were now being aligned with human settlements and skills development planning. “The infrastructure programme has two components,” Patel said. “There is a component that we are implementing now, and construction is commencing.” The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission was working on guidelines to ensure clear coordination among different provinces working on this component, Patel added. “The second part deals with plans that have not been implemented because … of lack of clarity over which sphere of government has the responsibility and … lack of coherent business plans to unlock the finance from Treasury for these projects.”Plans to address shortage of engineers However, Patel said the government was concerned about the insufficient number of engineers, which could threaten the speedy implementation of some of the projects. Several strategies were being explored to address this, including entering into deals with universities and Further Education and Training colleges to ensure an expanded supply of engineers for the economy. “The broader principle is that as our infrastructure programme gathers pace, one of the key bottlenecks we are going to hit is the shortage of engineers, so we have to now ensure that there is appropriate development of new skills commensurate with the ambition of our plan,” Patel said. “We think it’s about time we encouraged … engineers to come back to South Africa through the programme of work we have for them,” he added. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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How to Track Down Leaks in Forced-Air Ductwork

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Green Basics: Forced Air HVAC SystemsKeeping Ducts IndoorsSealing Ducts: What’s Better, Tape or Mastic?Duct Leakage TestingGBA Product Guide: Aeroseal Q&A: Is it Permissible to Apply Mastic Over Old Joint Tape? Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:It’s really hard to pinpoint leak locations in duct systems. The tests described are all good for determining which side of the system has leaks, but not for locating them.Aeroseal works; it is an effective interior sealing method for smaller leaks. But the Aeroseal application has trouble spanning and sealing big leaks (larger than 5/8 inch). Aeroseal literature indicates that their system is appropriate for duct systems with pre-seal testing of 12% leakage or more and post-seal testing of 8% or less.Studies have shown that the biggest bang for the buck is meticulously sealing (with duct mastic and fiberglass mesh tape) the supply and return trunks as well as the plenum. Access is generally easy for these three.There is a relatively new test, the Zone DeltaP test. In this test, “zone bags” are used to restrict air flow in different locations; when inflated, the bags create different pressure levels and air flows upstream and downstream of the bag. The results can target duct repair/sealing to the most leaky locations. CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Mechanical Systems Leaky ducts in a forced-air heating and cooling system are an all-too-common problem contributing to significant energy losses and lower indoor air quality.Mark Renfrow knows that. Duct tests at his 3,400-sq. ft. home revealed “huge leakage.” A contractor addressed the problem by applying mastic to any accessible ductwork. But the key word is “accessible.” Many parts of the system apparently are not so easy to reach.“We retested and got down to about 25% leakage, and at that point the contractor said it was the best they could do,” Renfrow writes in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor.“The ductwork is all metal with insulation,” he adds. “We have a lot of ductwork. Tearing all the old insulation off to seal the joints seems excessive when I don’t really know what is causing the leakage. It my be in inaccessible runs most likely in supply areas.” GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE Caulks & AdhesivesRenfrow has two questions. First, can ducts be sealed effectively from the inside? And second, how come mechanical contractors can’t do a better job of isolating the source of leaks?Although the original post isn’t new, the topic continues to interest GBA readers and is the subject of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. Where to get the right kind of helpOne hurdle to improving the performance of forced-air systems is finding a professional who’s fully up to speed. Renfrow says he talked to two HVAC contractors who didn’t know how to isolate the problem. “In fact,” he says, “they shrugged their shoulders and said that much leakage is normal.”“The average person can barely understand duct leakage and the cost implications,” Meiland writes. “As you have seen, many HVAC contractors aren’t up to date either. The typical energy auditor can barely sell their services, much less the upgrades a typical house needs, partly due to the short-term mentality that most homeowners have, along with the lack of ready money for improvements.”Kelly suggests the searchable database at the Building Performance Institute. “I would look for one with the Envelope Professional designation,” Kelly says.Also, he adds, it might be possible to find an expert through the National Comfort Institute. The Aeroseal approachGiven the difficulty of removing duct insulation to seal all connections, tackling the problem from the inside of the system is appealing. The company mentioned in this thread is Aeroseal. According to the company’s website, the process was developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The technology is now licensed to Aeroseal.Renfrow found a single contractor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who uses the Aeroseal process and was given a rough estimate of $4,000. That brings a response from Brad Brenner, who works with the company. “The DOE has called Aeroseal technology one of the top 23 most important consumer technologies to come out since the agency was first established,” Benner writes. And while the technology has been available for a few years, he adds, it hasn’t received much attention.”“A new company dedicated solely to Aeroseal technology was established earlier this year,” he says. “They are working on changing that. The first order of business is getting more contractors educated, trained, and licensed.”According to Benner, the cost to an average homeowner will be between $1,100 and $2,000, not the $4,000 Renfrow was quoted. More important, the process typically reduces heating and cooling costs by about 30%, allowing homeowners to save between $250 and $850 a year on utility bills. “It’s a fairly quick and unobtrusive procedure,” he says, “in and out in a day.” There are methods for isolating leaksIn reply, several posts suggest there are established methods for narrowing down the source of duct leaks. David Meiland, for example, writes that the air handler can be partitioned with cardboard and masking tape effectively enough to discover whether leaks are more serious on the supply or the return side. “You can also get a general idea of which side has more leakage when the blower door is set up, by running the air handler and watching what happens on the manometer,” he says.Danny Kelly suggests using a blower door and pressure pan. “Run your blower door like you typically would and take a reading at each supply/return register,” he writes. “Since your ductwork is supposed to be a closed system, you should get a reading of 0 at each register in an ideal world. By doing this you can often find the few runs that have the most leakage and concentrate on those. An experienced BPI [Building Performance Institute] contractor can help with this.”Art Vandelay agrees that a specialist should at least be able to determine whether the supply or return side of the system is the chief culprit. “Tape off all registers, then turn the [air handler] fan on for a brief period. Insert pressure probes in both supply and return plenums. Whichever side is at a lower operational pressure, as measured with manometer while the fan is ON, is leakier,” he writes. “Don’t leave the fan on for too long, and use care if the trunk is made of duct board.”last_img read more

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Who Deserves the Prize for the Greenest Home in the U.S.?

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. It’s not unusual for an architect to announce, with great fanfare, that he or she has just designed “the greenest home in America” — nor is it unusual for journalists to rush these stories to print. The phenomenon has been going on for years — so long, in fact, that I decided to do a small survey of the “greenest homes.”So, what do these 10 homes have in common? At least two things: they are all larger than the average American home, and they are all considerably more expensive than the average American home.I was unable to get data on the size and cost of all of the homes. However, I did get size information on 9 of the 10 homes, and cost information on 6 of the 10 homes.The average area of the 9 homes I have data on is 4,186 square feet. The smallest home is 2,500 square feet, and the largest home is 6,500 square feet.The average cost of the 6 homes I have data on is $2.3 million. The least expensive home cost $1 million, and the most expensive home cost $5 million.You might be wondering, “Are these green homes Spartan or luxurious?” To answer that question, let’s look into the homes’ amenities:We all know the moral of this story: if your house is larger than the average American house, and if it costs much more than the average American house, there’s no way that it can be the greenest house in the world — or even the greenest house in Santa Monica.If it costs several million dollars and measures 3,500 square feet, then you’re not in contention for this prize. Go away.If we aspire to be green, that means (in theory) that we want to minimize our environmental impact. When it comes to green construction, Americans aren’t in the running.… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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Tokyo 2020 plans weather monitoring after heatstroke fears

first_imgPH 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 “I feel that only in Japan would you go to that kind of detail,” he said, citing preparations for providing shade and water for athletes and spectators.If 2020 takes place in the same conditions that prevailed last summer in Tokyo, “the Organising Committee is really, really ready to counter the situation,” said Dubi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Japanese medical groups have warned the event could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.In December, Tokyo 2020 officials announced they would move back the start of the marathon to “between 5:30am and 6am”. They had previously moved it back to 7am.Organizers have toyed with various ways of beating the heat including the introduction of daylight saving time — an idea that appears to have fallen by the wayside.Last time Japan hosted the Olympics, in 1964, the competition was held in October to avoid the hot summer conditions.IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi told reporters later Friday that what 2020 organizers were doing in terms of heat countermeasures was “stunning”.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIEScenter_img FILE – Mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games Miraitowa (centre L) and Someity (centre R) pose during their debut event in Tokyo on July 22, 2018.The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games announced the names of the mascots on July 22. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGITokyo 2020 organizers on Friday unveiled plans for a center to monitor extreme weather, after concerns the city’s scorching summer could cause heatstroke or even deaths during the Games.The next Olympics will also overlap with Japan’s typhoon season, and the potential for extreme conditions has become a major headache for the event after a string of weather-related disasters.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Organizers will work with a private weather company and the government’s meteorological agency to analyze climate data in areas with Olympic venues, a Tokyo 2020 official told AFP.The center will send warnings about weather-related emergencies, including the risk of heatstroke and even evacuation information if necessary, she added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLast year Japan was rocked by a number of weather emergencies, including record rainfall in the west of the country that killed more than 200 people.A deadly heatwave also gripped the country during the summer, raising concerns about outdoor events during the Games, particularly the marathon. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PBA: Fuel Masters destroy Elite to keep unbeaten streak going SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

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