Experiment shows need for a dam gate

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Letters to the editor from Russ Wege on March 4 and James Duggan on March 5 regarding the solutions proposed to address the flooding of the Mohawk River were right on target. You can see the results by doing a simple test with a faucet, sink, stopper-drain valve and an overflow drain hole.Think of the faucet as the river, the sink as “Lake Schenectady,” as I call it, the stopper-drain valve as the gates or siphon (like they use at the Gilboa Dam), and the overflow hole as the dam. With the stopper-valve closed, fill the sink with water like the river until it just flows out of the overflow hole. The faucet lets the water flow out of the overflow hole like to does over the dam. Turn the faucet on more to make the river raise the water level to flood stage. By opening the stopper-drain valve, the water level drops below the dam to a safe level to stop the flooding. One can also dredge the channel in the river to make the water flow out faster.There may be a problem with the New York Power Authority and the Canal Corporation not wanting to spend all the money that it would cost to do this. The Power Authority could also install low-flow generators so they wouldn’t have to keep the river high.In addition, all the money spent on meetings held, after-flood cleanup and safety warnings to get people to leave the area could all be spent on prevention to permanently resolve this issue and perhaps even clean up the river. Meanwhile, we will have to wait and see how long it will take to fix the problem.EDWARD SCHAPERJAHNGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

A peaceful and modern family retreat in Narangba

first_img17 Regal Crescent, Narangba.“There’s fantastic parks around here and I really love our street (because) it’s really quiet.”The home has an open kitchen, living and dining room that leads to an alfresco dining area.The main bedroom has an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe, while the four other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.Outside, there is a playground and sandpit.Mrs Jones said they also designed a children’s retreat so their three kids could have their own space to play. 17 Regal Crescent, Narangba.“We built the kids’ retreat at the other end of the house (so) they can be as noisy as they want to be,” she said.They also added Crimsafe screens. 17 Regal Crescent, Narangba.“We’ve had a few people through who said it looks smaller from the front,” Mrs Jones said.She and her husband, Aaron, built the house three years ago.Mrs Jones said they chose the 544sq m block because they wanted to live in the area.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“We found the block and then matched the house to the block,” she said.“It’s just so private – we see the top of houses and the rest is just all trees.center_img 17 Regal Crescent, Narangba.Looks can be deceiving when it comes to this near-new home at Narangba.Owner Christina Jones said the five-bedroom house, at 17 Regal Cres, was often mistaken for a small property.last_img read more

Commissioner Hill ‘not opposed’ to solvency rules for pensions

first_img“I know of your [pension funds’] concern over the HBS [holistic balance sheet] stress test,” he said, adding that he looked forward to the industry’s recommendations.“I’ll listen very careful to your considerations.”Hill has previously said there could be a need to “deepen the single rule book” for financial institutions, and included the potential rollout of further solvency requirements within those rules. The commissioner said the development of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) was one of the main issues now facing the financial sector.“It could be of great potential benefit” to support a developing economy and job creation, he said.He said the CMU was receiving encouragement from all sections, including the industry, and that pension funds were possibly one of the largest sources of investment, notably for infrastructure projects. The project, he noted, was relevant parts of the EU, including those with less developed capital markets.The fact 40% of workers in the EU do not have occupational pensions brings into focus the development of personal pension schemes, he added.Again, applying tact, he assured the audience of his belief in the importance of the occupational system.  The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority is due to issue a consultancy exercise on the subject on 1 July, and report on it around February next year.A bystander at the reception noted that Hill made no mention of the term ‘29th regime’, suggesting that perhaps this was because it could cause misunderstanding.The term was previously employed to denote the development of a new, European regime for private pensions, rather than the harmonisation of existing systems across all member states.But Hill’s reference indicated that he was taking the subject seriously.He has used the term on at least one previous occasion, but without elaboration. The European Commission is not opposed to the use of solvency rules when regulating pension funds, Jonathan Hill has said. Hill, commissioner for financial stability, told a reception hosted by industry group PensionsEurope that funds had to be “managed responsibly”. “I do not oppose solvency rules,” he said.Clearly aware of the years-old campaign by the occupational pension sector to oppose insurance-type rules on solvency matters, Hill appeared to speak tactfully but firmly.last_img read more

COVID-19: 1062 recover as MOH registers 599 new cases

first_imgOut of the 599, 593 Kenyans while six are foreigners.Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981In terms of age, the youngest is a one-year-old while the oldest is 82 years.In terms of gender in the new cases, 373 are males while 226 are female.Also Read  Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East MauThe distribution of cases in Counties are as follows; Nairobi (318), Kiambu (70), Nakuru (38, Machakos (38), Mombasa (28), Kajiado (26), Isiolo (10), Kakamega (6) and Kisumu (4).Two more patients have succumbed to COVID-19 complications bringing the total number of fatalities to 420. The Ministry of Health has registered 1062 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours; it’s highest since the virus entered the country.At the same time, Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe has announced 599 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the countrywide tally to 26,436.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalitiesThe Health CS was in Kisumu to inspect the County’s preparedness to combat the spread of the virus. The new cases were detected from 4,420 samples that the Health Ministry took for testing.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

Edwards, Georgia host Bama

first_imgEdwards, Georgia host Bama February 7, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAlabama (12-10, 4-5) vs. Georgia (12-10, 2-7)Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Kira Lewis Jr. and Alabama will battle Anthony Edwards and Georgia. The sophomore Lewis has scored 20 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 17.2 over his last five games. Edwards, a freshman, is averaging 22.6 points over the last five games.center_img Associated Press FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Georgia’s Edwards, Sahvir Wheeler and Toumani Camara have combined to score 45 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 52 percent of all Bulldogs scoring over the last five games.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Edwards has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Georgia field goals over the last three games. The freshman guard has accounted for 29 field goals and six assists in those games.YET TO WIN: The Crimson Tide are 0-5 when they score 76 points or fewer and 12-5 when they exceed 76 points. The Bulldogs are 0-5 when they fail to score more than 61 points and 12-5 on the season, otherwise.ASSIST RATIOS: The Crimson Tide have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Bulldogs. Georgia has 31 assists on 72 field goals (43.1 percent) over its past three outings while Alabama has assists on 39 of 83 field goals (47 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Alabama offense has scored 81.6 points per game this season, ranking the Crimson Tide eighth among Division I teams. The Georgia defense has allowed 73.8 points per game to opponents (ranked 260th overall).last_img read more

Jeffrey storms Europe with maiden win in Hungary

first_imgGUYANESE motoracing driver Kristian Jeffrey continued to fly the Golden Arrow Head high in Europe, picking up his maiden SR3 Radical win in Hungary yesterday.Jeffrey, who is in Hungary under the banner of the Radical Works team picked up his first top step podium finish at the Hungaroring with an enterprising drive.Jeffrey spoke exclusively to Chronicle Sport, saying, “I had qualified fourth for race 1 with all the guys ahead of full professional driver. However, I had the pace to stay with them while they were battling, which gave me a good feeling.”“The race was an hour long and after the pit stop halfway through, we were able to come out P3. I then pushed and put down some decent times while others pitted to move me up the order to P1,” He added.“At that point, I had 20 minutes to go to push to the end and bring the car home. We made it happen with consistency and good race pace for my first place finish and a first 1-2 finish for the team.”He is preparing for two more races today at the same venue and with his confidence high, he is poised to produce one of his strongest weekends thus far in the series; having last weekend picked up a second placed finish.last_img read more

GFF opens up over Top Brandz

first_imgWITH the final and third-place playoff of the GFF Super 16 Classic, set for January 1, 2018, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will have a surprise Jamaican artist as part of the post-match entertainment package and not Popcaan as was initially announced.This change was due to budgetary constraints of the GFF to honour, in a timely manner, the payment requested by the proposed artist.However, the GFF has secured an alternate world renowned artist who has committed to perform at the grand finale.The promotion or identification of this new artist is embargoed due to his contractual obligations until January 1, 2018.Wayne Forde, president of the GFF said it’s unfortunate that Popcaan is unable to be present but the new artist will provide top quality entertainment as the GFF pulls the curtain down on the first yearend tournament held.“This is the first year for the GFF Super 16 Classic with each game exceeding expectations. Grove Hi-Tech FC seems to be the proverbial dark horse. We are disappointed that it was not possible to secure the additional funding for the January 1 final show. We now have 10 months to bring off a spectacular 2018 event.”The GFF had engaged Top Brandz Distributors, under the Corona Beer brand, as a partner to promote the entertainment for the grand finale but following the funding challenge of the initial proposed artist and GFF opting for an alternate, the company chose to withdraw its support.The GFF is, however, optimistic that the partnership with Top Brandz Distributors will bear fruit in the new year since the opportunities are present in football to have a mutually beneficial relationship.The tournament, which will now be called the ‘GFF Super 16 Classic’ has a first prize of $2M, the second prize is $1M, third-place prize is $500 000 and the fourth-placed team will take away $250 000 together with football equipment including balls and cones.The third-place and final are billed for the National Track and Field Stadium, Leonora.The matches are scheduled for 18:00hrs and 21:00hrs with the show to follow immediately after the final.last_img read more

IFC statement says e-mail did not originate at USC

first_imgUSC’s Interfraternity Council released a statement Thursday to clear up rumors that have been circulating about the viral e-mail that was linked to USC’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity.In the statement, IFC and the Panhellenic Council condemn the “racism, sexism, and other bigoted content of the e-mail,” and provide several updates on the investigation into the e-mail’s origins.The e-mail, the statement says, did not originate at USC. According to IFC, the e-mail was forwarded to USC’s Kappa Sigma chapter by someone who “is not a registered member of the USC greek community.”IFC and PHC will be taking a stand against the offensive language and concepts that were in the e-mail, according to the statement.The two organizations have created a Gentleman’s Pledge for every fraternity member at USC, and it was signed by all of the fraternity presidents. The Pledge emphasizes proper conduct and respect toward all women and individuals.The two councils will also work with the Women’s Student Assembly and the Center for Women and Men to fight sexual violence.IFC and PHC plan to further review the priorities on The Row.last_img read more

Roos Weers plays key role in No. 1 Syracuse’s counter-attack offense

first_img Published on September 15, 2016 at 12:00 am Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edu Roos Weers protected a slow-rolling ball as she turned 270 degrees around a Stanford attacker. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Emma Lamison 60 yards up field, breaking loose from a Cardinal defender.Almost blindly, Weers smashed a pass across the center line and toward Lamison, watching as the ball connected with Lamison’s stick mere feet from the Stanford goal.Lamison’s shot skirted wide, but the ending was irrelevant. Weers had just turned a play that looked like a defender’s scenario into a counterattack constructed of offensive genius in under five seconds.All it took was one quick move.Weers’ ability to spur SU’s counter attack from the defensive end has been one of the primary factors in No. 1 Syracuse’s (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) early season success and could be once again when the Orange visits No. 11 Wake Forest (4-2, 0-1) on Sunday at noon. The sophomore defender has a team-leading six assists and has also scored three goals on the season. With Weers as a key defender, SU has allowed just six goals all year, averaging only one per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWeers showcased her blistering abilities against Stanford in the first half Sunday along the bleacher-facing sideline of J.S. Coyne Stadium, snatching balls from defenders and whisking passes effortlessly up field. As Weers shifted positions, midfielders Serra Degnan and Laura Hurff helped fill her spot and let her push the offense.“The midfield makes it possible for (the defenders) to move up for the counter,” Weers said. “Then the midfielders can stay back and help us play defense.”During a timeout Sunday, Weers walked to the sideline and called midfielder Erin Gillingham over. Gillingham had just entered the game as a substitute. Weers began coaching her up, gesturing with her arms and hands as SU head coach Ange Bradley started talking to the rest of the team.“Last year was her first year here, and she was coaching players just like that,” Lagerweij said. “That’s just something natural that she’s really good at, she’s really a leader for us.”On Friday against Boston College, Weers snagged a stray ball after a BC penalty corner and made a split-second decision to send it up the field. While the rest of the Syracuse defenders chucked away their corner-masks, Weers lasered an 80-yard pass through the heart of the field to a running Elaine Carey.“It’s not really something you see all the time,” Hurff said. “Most defenders don’t take the ball confidently into the circle, but Roos’ confidence in the circle is something that you just don’t see very often.”Carey scooped up the ball and slotted it past BC goalie Audra Hampsch before several Eagles defenders even reacted to the pass. It was the epitome of a counter, and it was all thanks to Weers.This weekend, Weers’ defending and counterattacking will be relied on heavily as the Orange travels to Wake Forest, a team which has scored 10 goals on the season. She will again have to be a wall on defense, but also a facilitator on offense — all while likely playing almost all 70 minutes of the game.But for Weers, playing both sides and excelling is just another part of the game. It’s a role that she has assumed, and a role that won’t be changing any time soon.“It’s not common, it’s special,” Bradley said of Weers’ skillset compared to other defenders. “And it’s really beneficial to us.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Broward County Gives Update on Canceled Events & County Operations

first_imgBroward County Public Schools will temporarily close effective, Monday, March 16Miami-Dade County Public Schools will temporarily close effective Monday, March 16.Palm Beach County Public Schools will temporarily close effective Monday, March 16.The 17th Judicial Circuit Court has canceled jury duty for the weeks of March 16 and March 23. If you are currently serving on a jury, you should continue your service unless otherwise ordered by the judge. For questions about jury duty, call 954-831-7051. Other court operations are normal.The National Hockey League has paused the 2019-2020 season, and no hockey games will be played at the local BB&T Center until further notice. There are numerous rumors and unfounded claims circulating on social media about COVID-19. Watch for official public service announcements coming soon from the Board of County Commissioners.Key points to remember, as proffered by the FDOH and CDC, are: Mayor Dale V. C. Holness BROWARD COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) continues to confirm additional cases of COVID-19 in Broward County. On Friday, March 13th, there were 11 cases, with five cases associated with Port Everglades.Broward County remains under a local State of Emergency and the Emergency Operations Center is partially activated, at a Level 2. Containment actions and preventive measures are critical to stopping the spread of the virus.Broward County is working with the Supervisor of Elections office and the Florida Department of Emergency Management to ensure proper hand sanitizing measures are in place so that residents feel comfortable going to polls to vote in the Tuesday, March 17 Presidential Preference Primary and future elections.Early voting will continue at designated libraries through March 15 as planned.On Thursday, the Florida Director of Emergency Management advised “that municipalities cancel all major gatherings in their jurisdictions, until further notice.” The County is following suit.After careful consideration, Broward County has CANCELLED the following events and activities in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community: The 18th Annual Water Matters Day, scheduled for this Saturday, March 14 at Tree Tops Park in Davie has been canceled and a rescheduled date has not yet been determined.All libraries programs have been canceled until further notice; however all our Libraries remain open and all services are available. If you have any questions, call your Library.The last two weekends of the Renaissance Festival, March 14-15 and March 21-22, at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, have been canceled.The Animal Care rabies clinic scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 9AM to Noon at the Former Pompano Shelter in Pompano Beach has been canceled.The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) has canceled two upcoming events: the Janitorial Services at FLL Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Meet & Greet on March 19th and the Jacobs Engineering Meet & Greet on March 24th. OESBD is converting many of their workshops and technical assistance training sessions over the next two weeks into webinars and YouTube videos so that businesses can continue to receive assistance. For more information, visit Broward.org/EconDev.center_img Several Parks events for the weekend of March 14-15 have also been canceled or postponed. For Broward County’s full list of cancellations, please visit Broward.org/CoronaVirus.Aside from these cancellations, Broward County is maintaining its normal business operations. Residents are reminded that many Broward County services are available online, including property tax payments, which are due April 1. For the fastest and most convenient way to pay your tax bill, visit Broward.county-taxes.com.Other closures you may wish to be aware of include: Practice good personal hygiene and maintain a healthy lifestyle.Practice “social distancing.” Read MoreIf you are sick, stay home. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing and/or severe illness), call the Florida Department of Health at 954-412-7300 BEFORE visiting your health care provider, and follow their instructions.Be cognizant of the fact that our seniors are among the most vulnerable. Take steps to help protect the elderly from the spread.Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds, using antibacterial soap and hot water. Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and hot water is not available.DON’T TOUCH your face or directly touch public surfaces such as handrails, elevator buttons, restroom faucets, gasoline pumps, etc.last_img read more