first_img2016-2017 HEATING ADVICE TO STAY SAFE AND SNUG AND SAVE MONEYDon’ Be Flustered By Winter’s BlusterFuel to heat our homes can mean high bills. And heating increases the risks of fire, explosion and carbon monoxide poisoning. But a heating system that works efficiently can mean more warmth, more safety—and more money left for other things.The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Building Commission, Evansville Fire Department, Vanderburgh County township fire departments, American Red Cross, Vectren Corp. and your local heating and air conditioning contractors want to alert the citizens of Evansville and Southwestern Indiana to the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, fire and explosion from a malfunctioning furnace, a blocked flue or chimney, a broken gas line or inadequate air for combustion.There may be hidden damage to your furnace, gas piping, flue or chimney. We are recommending that all citizens have their furnaces, space heaters, ranges, water heaters, gas lines, chimneys, flues and other heating equipment checked by a licensed heating contractor without delay. (You should do this every year.) You will protect yourself and your family this winter and save on heating bills.Carbon monoxide replaces the oxygen in the air we breathe when fuel-burning equipment is operating and the vent or chimney is obstructed or there is not enough air to let the equipment burn fuel efficiently. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and tasteless and catches its victims unaware, sometimes as they sleep. If you suspect a carbon monoxide problem, leave your home and call 911 or your local fire department.Families in Evansville and across the country have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, and many others have become seriously ill. Symptoms may be similar to the flu, including headache, dizziness, nausea and shortness of breath. There may be fatigue and confusion. But you may go to sleep and never wake up.Always use portable generators outdoors, far away from the home and any openings. Candle fires also have killed families. Be careful using candles during power outages and other times! And make a family fire escape plan.Help alert your family with carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors, available at all hardware stores, home centers and department stores. Regularly test detectors and change the batteries.THEY CAN HELPEvansville Urban Enterprise Association offers free carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors, while supplies last, to residents of the Enterprise Zone and the service areas outside the zone who have not received them in the past. Phone (812) 426-2490.Community Action Program of Evansville (CAPE) handles the Indiana Weatherization Assistance Program in Vanderburgh, Posey and Gibson counties. (Every county in Indiana has an agency for the weatherization program.)  CAPE may repair or replace faulty heating equipment and make other energy-efficient improvements. CAPE also helps with heating bills. CAPE has income limits. Phone (812) 492-3928.Memorial Community Development Corp. offers emergency home repairs. The program covers repairs urgently needed to protect the residents. The home must be occupied by the owner, and there are income limits. Phone (812) 402-5530.Vectren Corp. has details on no-cost home energy assessments and energy-saving products, income-qualified weatherization and rebates for purchases of qualifying furnaces, programmable thermostats, insulation and duct sealing. Phone (866) 240-8476 or visit Vectren.com/SaveEnergy.Community One offers volunteer-based basic home repairs and weatherization to low-income people who own and occupy their homes, especially the elderly and disabled. Phone (812) 250-6888.Handy Chore will change furnace filters, install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, provide fire extinguishers, make some windows and doors weathertight, repair storm doors and outer doors and pump out flooded basements. Handy Chore serves homeowners who are disabled or at least age 60. Phone SWIRCA & More at (812) 464-7817.FOOTNOTE:  Faith-based organizations, social agencies and township trustees may help with heating bills and needs.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

De Gea’s career crossroads a danger to Man Utd’s revival

first_imgDavid de Gea. PHOTO via @ChampionsLeague Share on: WhatsApp Madrid have since gone onto win the Champions League for the past three seasons with Keylor Navas in goal. The Costa Rican has performed well, but is not seen as being in De Gea’s class, as evidenced by the fact Real pounced to sign Thibaut Courtois earlier this season when the Belgian also refused to extend his contract at Chelsea.– PSG, Juventus interested –As Real have reigned in Europe, United have faded. In the four seasons before De Gea signed, Alex Ferguson’s side reached three Champions League finals. In the seven seasons since, United have made the quarter-finals just once and look likely to fall short of the last eight once more.Courtois’s arrival appears to have closed the door to a move to Madrid.However, PSG and Italian champions Juventus are reportedly interested and could offer De Gea the guarantee of Champions League football — while United battle just to make the Premier League’s top four once more — as well as a better chance to compete in the latter stages unless big changes are made at Old Trafford.Solskjaer hailed De Gea as “the best goalkeeper in the world” this week as he pleaded with him to commit his future to the club.The Norwegian has lifted the mood of players, staff and fans with is affable nature off the field and much improved results on it, making him the front runner for the manager’s job on a full-time basis.A huge task remains ahead for whoever is in charge, though, not just to recruit the right players to make United contenders for titles at home and on the continent once more, but to convince one of their few truly world class talents United’s new project is worth hanging around for.center_img London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United’s solitary defeat 16 games in to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s caretaker reign in charge against Paris Saint-Germain exposed the gulf the English giants still have to bridge to become a European powerhouse once more.But that the Red Devils travel to Paris on Wednesday trailing only 2-0 from the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie is thanks to David de Gea.The Spanish number one made two brilliant stops from Kylian Mbappe and Juan Bernat three weeks ago as PSG threatened to run riot to again underline his calibre as one of the best goalkeepers in the competition.With Paul Pogba suspended for the return to his native city, De Gea is the one United player who could walk into a PSG side that has divided goalkeeping duties between 41-year-old Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon and Alphonse Areola this season.Worryingly for United that prospect is all too real with De Gea so far holding out in contract negotiations to prolong his current deal beyond the summer of 2020.According to reports, De Gea is seeking at least parity with Alexis Sanchez as the club’s highest earner.The Chilean joined United on a contract worth up to £500,000 ($660,000) a week including bonuses last January, but has not had anywhere near the desired impact, scoring just five goals in 41 appearances.By contrast, De Gea has won United’s player of the year for four of the past five seasons and believes his consistency should be rewarded.But for a matter of minutes on the final day of August in 2015, De Gea’s career could have been very different. A similar contract standoff between the player and club seemed to pave the way for a move to Real Madrid only for the fax confirming the transfer to miss the deadline.last_img read more

Trib Total Media buys stake in Pittsburgh Power indoor football team

first_imgLynn SwannPITTSBURGH (AP) – Trib Total Media has purchased a multi-million dollar stake in the Pittsburgh Power indoor football league team.In a Monday press release Arena Football describes the transaction as a large stake of the franchise, which is entering its fourth season in Pittsburgh.The league says the new ownership group consists of Matt Shaner, Trib Total Media, and former NFL star Lynn Swann. Trib Total Media owns the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and other regional media properties.The Pittsburgh Power play spring and summer season games at Consol Energy Center.last_img read more

Stirring Things Up On The Cupcake Wars

first_imgRED BANK – Holy Cannoli! Red Bank’s own Mr. Cupcake is going to be on national television this Sunday competing in the Food Network’s Cupcake War, and if he wins, the victory will be sweet.The popular weekly series features four top cupcake bakers recruited from around the country. The four contestants vie for the top prize of $10,000 by competing in a series of cupcake challenges.Once a humble dessert most frequently found at classroom birthday parties and booster club bake sales, the cupcake has come into its own in recent years, achieving a level of popularity that’s been a sweet dream for bakers like John Manganiotis, a.k.a. Mr. Cupcake.Manganiotis owns four Mr. Cupcakes stores: the one inside Ricky’s Candies at 86 Broad St. in Red Bank, and three others in Clifton, Hackensack and Oradell.Mr. Cupcakes: John ManganiotisManganiotis’ grandfather owned a diner, and his father was in the restaurant business before opening a convenience store in Clifton.“We were very well liked in Clifton,” the younger Manganiotis said.He had tried college and knew it wasn’t for him. He dreamed of having his own business.He went to work for an Italian bakery, where he trained as a baker.“I’d never baked before,” he said. When the owners decided it was time to move on, Manganiotis asked them to sell him the bakery.He was 22.“I told them, ‘I have no money, but I have a dream,”’ he said during an interview with The Two River Times at Ricky’s on Tuesday.  “They took a gamble on me and I was in business.”He soon decided to move away from the traditional bakery idea and specialize in one thing: cupcakes. “I just wanted to focus on one product and make it the best,” he says now.The humble cupcake was about to have a makeover.Soon, Manganiotis was creating his own cupcake recipes, such as his French Toast cupcake that incorporates maple syrup and cinnamon into the cupcake batter.His new enterprise was attracting attention, and soon Manganiotis was doing radio and television interviews.“I opened up in September and by November I was on TV and everything. “My story got the people in the door and my amazing product kept them coming in.”His father soon joined him in the business and that allowed him to expand to other locations, Manganiotis said.Today, cupcakes are in demand for weddings, baby showers and other large events, with the Mr. Cupcakes outlet in Red Bank filling at least 5 ‘cupcake tier’ orders every weekend.And when the buyer comes back to return the tier, they usually order a few more cupcakes to take home since there are seldom any left over.Red Velvet cupcakes are most popular right now, and Mr. Cupcakes features two different versions, one that celebrates the southern red velvet tradition and another that puts a more creative spin on the red velvet idea.Other popular flavors are Cookie Jar, Carrot Cake and Peanut Butter & Jelly. “The reason why my cupcakes are different is that all the ingredients are in the batter,” says Manganiotis.As his status as a cupcake celebrity grew, he was invited to appear on season one of the “Cupcake Wars,” in a show that is frequently re-broadcast. On that episode, he admits, “I kind of got hosed.”But he was recently invited to return for a re-match.This Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Food Network, four bakers will compete in three rounds of baking challenges designed to test their baking, production and time management skills.And while he knows how the competition turns out, Manganiotis isn’t saying. “Food Network has a really strict policy. There’s a $500,000 fine.”last_img read more

Location Nixed for New Fair Haven Borough Hall, Police Station

first_imgThat’s why the borough is now looking at building new structures in the Fisk Street parking lot, which the borough already owns, he said. Fisk Street is already home to the borough police department building, which is deteriorating in certain parts, has mold issues and is not ADA-compliant. “There’s many, many options other than taking a good person’s building and displacing several businesses. The neighbors next door don’t like it, the businesses don’t like it,” said resident Diane Mevorach at the session. “It’s just a minute down the street. We’re only 1.6 square miles. We don’t need 13,000 square feet.” By Allison Perrine FAIR HAVEN – A controversial plan to purchase property at 623 River Road for municipal use was nixed last week, as the borough council unanimously voted to drop the proposed ordinance. At a Feb. 24 council meeting, Jen Portman, owner of Synergy Hot Yoga, explained that her business and others in the building at 623 River Road have been committed to the town and were “outraged” when they learned of the plans, according to borough minutes. She said that businesses are being “forced out” of the building and likely out of town. Noting that Synergy has members who used the space, she said she hoped the borough would reconsider the plans. “That whole concept plan was viewed through a lens that was certainly different or shattered by COVID,” Lucarelli told The Two River Times. “It won’t be what we could have had or what might have been, but we’ll make it work.” Put forth at the July 13 meeting, council members voted to withdraw ordinance No. 2020-02 to purchase the property. The decision to do so was born out of the borough’s facilities committee, according to Mayor Ben Lucarelli. Despite not moving forward with the purchase of 623 River Road, Lucarelli said work is still needed for the police station and community center. Necessary upgrades have been discussed by the council for the past two years; other sites have been considered, like the former Sunoco station, but were not deemed suitable. “We looked at renovating it and that was a large number, and you still had an old building that really didn’t work – the same old wiring, the same plumbing,” said Lucarelli. The borough is now doing design studies to judge the square footage and see if everything will fit, he added. The borough council officially scrapped plans to purchase the property at 623 River Road for a new police station and borough hall. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Wulfhorst The article originally appeared in the July 23 – 29, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. But residents publicly took issue with the idea at multiple meetings about the plans. At a March 5 Q&A session presented by borough administrator Theresa Casagrande, nearly 100 residents turned out and argued that the estimated $20 million project was too expensive and said the council was not transparent about its intentions. The plan was to relocate the police station, borough hall and council chambers to the property, a 13,484-square-foot brick building on a 1.44-acre parcel. It is owned by Reiss Manufacturing, Inc. and has an assessed valuation of $2,788,500. It is occupied by several businesses, including Synergy Hot Yoga, Steve Scanlon Photography, Live Well Physical Therapy, Rosenberg and Fecci and more. The existing borough hall would then be converted into a library and community center.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Taghum Hall Society

first_imgThe society got together recently to unveil its new Hydrogen Alpha Scope for its Starry Nights/Sunny Days Program.During the unveiling, the society had a fundraising barbecue which generated funds for upcoming programs for the society and had those attending pose for the Mallard’s Team of the  Week honour.Of course the reason for the Hydrogen Alpha Scope will come into play Sunday during the Solar Eclipse at the Taghum Hall.The public is welcome to attend. Picnic begins at 5 p.m. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports dipped into the vault to find this week’s Team of the Week recipient — Taghum Hall Society.last_img read more


first_imgON-TRACK CROWD OF 21,528 COME OUT TO SEE AMERICAN PHAROAH & FOUR GRADED STAKES;SADLER & ESPINOZA EACH TASTE VICTORY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 76TH RUNNING OF GOLD CUP;ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED IN ONTARIO, CANADA, PAYS $184,699.20 –30– ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–Longshot Hard Aces, with Victor Espinoza aboard, charged up the rail and won Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by a nose over Hoppertunity, as the 5-year-old horse by Hard Spun got a mile and a quarter in 2:02.46.In getting his first graded stakes win, Hard Aces was far back early behind solid early splits of 23.37, 45.90, 1:10.17 and 1:35.91, and in a bit of an ironic twist, Espinoza, who appeared in the Winner’s Circle earlier in the day with Bob Baffert’s Triple Crown Champion, American Pharoah, Espinoza denied Baffert the afternoon’s biggest prize in a desperate finish before an on-track crowd of 21,528.“I lost a little ground at the start from being bumped by Batti Man, he took me out of the race a little,” said Espinoza, who was last in a field of 11 three year olds and up turning down the backside. “I decided not to encourage him early and save ground. I thought my best shot was to save ground and get through on the inside and it worked out well.”Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, Hard Aces overhauled favored Catch a Flight approaching the sixteenth pole and was fully extended to hold off Hoppertunity, who was fanned very wide turning for home. Off at 7-1, Hard Aces paid $17.80, $8.00 and $4.20. With the winner’s share of $300,000, he more than doubled his earnings to $592,145. Hard Aces improved his overall mark to 23-6-3-7.“We got a good trip,” said Sadler. “We were hoping the pace would be there. We saw 45 and change, it looked like there was a lot of speed, but it’s got to come together. Victor did a beautiful job with him. He’s ridden him a few times and he’s not an easy horse to ride. He’s a very difficult horse to ride, so Victor’s gone forward with him for two or three races.“We thought the last race (a third place finish behind Catch a Flight in the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles Californian) was key. He really stepped forward with a strong race right at the end of a mile and an eighth and he got some more pace today.”Sadler said the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 22 would be next for Hard Aces.The second choice in the wagering at 5-2, Hoppertunity, who came off a third place run in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs June 13, finished 1 ¼ lengths in front of Catch a Flight and paid $5.60 and $3.40.Argentine-bred Catch a Flight, who came off a pair of wins in the Grade III Precisionist Stakes May 2 and the Grade II Californian, was mid-pack early, inched closer to the lead going to the far turn, put a head in front a furlong out but was third best under Gary Stevens.Off at 8-5, Catch a Flight paid $2.40 to show.“He ran a super race, he’s as honest as any horse can get,” said Stevens. “I’m disappointed we didn’t win, but he runs his race every time and he tries hard, it’s all you can ask. No real excuses, he had a good trip.”The Gold Cup, run at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park from 1938 through 2013, was contested for the second year in a row at Santa Anita and for the 76th time since its inception.Sadler and Espinoza each collected their first-ever win in one of America’s most prestigious mile and a quarter races for handicap division horses.There was one winning ticket in Saturday’s Pick Six. Purchased through a hub in Ontario, Canada, it paid $184,699.20.First post time on Sunday, closing day at Santa Anita, is at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

General Motors begins self-driving tests on Michigan public roads

first_img5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#autonomous cars#Chevrolet Bolt#driverless cars#General Motors#Michigan#Self-Driving David Curry Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Related Posts center_img General Motors has started public road tests of its autonomous Chevrolet Bolt in Detroit. It comes a few weeks after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder legalized self-driving cars in the state.Tests started in Warren, Michigan last week and GM wants to rapidly expand to the entire Detroit metro area. This should provide the automaker with a wide selection of objects and circumstances that aren’t available on race track or highways.See also: Roll your own Mini for the self-driving, ride-sharing future GM already tests autonomous Chevy Bolt in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona, but Michigan has a more varied climate, including a lot more snow than the other two cities.This type of climate is necessary for autonomous vehicle testers, if they want their system to be workable across the world. The current crop of self-driving cars do not work in heavy snow or fog, but GM wants to change that in the next few years.Bolts will have crowded self-driving roads in the stateGM did not say how many autonomous Chevy Bolts would arrive in Michigan, but has confirmed it will start manufacturing units at a nearby factory. General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the manufacturing will be a learning experience for the company, in preparation for mass manufacturing of autonomous cars in the near future.It won’t be the only company testing cars in Michigan. Hyundai, Toyota, Faraday Future and Ford are all testing cars in the state and rumors suggest tech companies will follow, after the state legislature legalized self-driving vehicles on public roads.After the $660 million acquisition of Cruise Automation, GM has made it well known that it is ready for the autonomous future. It may not have the tech expertise of Google or Apple, but it does have decades of experience in building, mass manufacturing, and deploying cars. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

The Antidote to Hope is Action

first_imgHope. The very word suggests that one believes what they want is out of their control. Something unavailable to them without divine intervention. It suggests passivity and waiting. Hope and waiting are the twin diseases of the disempowered, those who believe they lack agency.Of all the strategies one might choose to produce better results, hope should not be one of them, least of all the reliance on a luck, or chance, or circumstances to unfold in a way that is favorable to you. Any strategy that requires that one do nothing but wish for what they want is to believe that reality in some way resembles a fairy tale.The antidote for the infection or the disease called hope is massive action. Hope indicates that you know what you want, and that is an excellent place to start – something many people haven’t yet figured out. Hope suggests that you have a goal of some sort, some sort of future state that finds you in a better position than the one in which you find yourself now. In the long history of success, hope’s role has been to disappoint those who rely on it for help.If there is something that you want, it is certain someone already has it. And because someone already has what you want, the strategies, tactics, and actions necessary to create it are well-known (and with equal certainty, books and courses are available to you). To hope is to ignore the strategies and tactics, and refuse to take the actions necessary to bring what you want in life. The energy you expel hoping, and being disappointed, is better spent doing what is necessary to have whatever it is you want.Good things don’t happen to you. They happen because of you. If you want to increase the chances that Fortune occasionally smiles on you, let her see you working like you don’t need her help. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Serious business

first_imgView comments MOST READ Read Next “It was a hard-fought victory,” said Racela. “I knew all along that we were going up against a tough team in Rain or Shine. The breaks went our way down the stretch.”Bullock made both his free throws for a 114-112 Rain or Shine lead in the last 46 seconds, pushing the second-ranked TNT against the ropes.But Castro also made a pair of his own to force 114-all before a Jericho Cruz miss paved the way for that air ball/alley oop shot. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESTNT relied on an endgame burst to beat Rain or Shine, 118-114, Friday night and finally nail the last semifinal slot in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But just as soon as the final buzzer sounded, it dawned on TNT coach Nash Racela that they are going to be taking an even more difficult task of facing a rampaging defending champion Barangay Ginebra in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Eagles try to stretch unbeaten run; Archers vow rebound “It’s gonna be tough, personally I saw the last game where they dominated San Miguel,” said Racela. “You know their (Gin Kings) strength, it’s their height and the coaches that they have.”They start their best-of-five semifinals series on Monday also at the Big Dome. On Sunday, the other semifinal pairing gets going when Star battles Meralco in Biñan, Laguna.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 shutoutThe Final Four matchups bumped up on intrigue as it will pit squads belonging to rival business tycoons.The reigning champion Kings and the Hotshots are owned by San Miguel Corp.’s Ramon S. Ang while Smart/PLDT’s Manny V. Pangilinan owns Meralco and TNT. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  But even without that curious subplot, TNT import Glen Rice Jr., acknowledged the daunting job ahead.“We just have to go out there and grind it out and see what happens,” said Rice, who topscored with 34 points including a put-back off a rare air ball by Jayson Castro that sealed the victory in the final 10.2 seconds.“It’s a pass, I guess,” differed the son of the famed NBA superstar. “He just happened to find me open.”The shot gave the Texters a 116-114 lead and TNT forced the Painters into a turnover to cement their entry into the semifinals after being forced to a knockout match by a gritty Rain or Shine squad.The Painters, who evened out a twice-to-beat disadvantage after a 106-102 win Wednesday, was in the thick of the fight all throughout until import J’Nathan Bullock threw away a chance to equalize in the last 10 seconds by a bad pass.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more