A slippery start for your Monday morning drive

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ Twitter Previous articleSouth Bend Common Council accepting applications for Standing Committee positionsNext articleNew app could help crack Dephi murders case Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Facebook A slippery start for your Monday morning drive WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – January 18, 2021 0 119 (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Emily Kennedy/ABC 57 Meteorologist) Roads are very slick and snow-covered in spots this Monday morning, Jan. 18. Extra travel time is advised.A few lake-effect flurries possible today in our Michigan counties, otherwise mostly cloudy skies. Clouds will break up south of the Indiana Toll Road for Tuesday with more cloud cover and possible flurries to the north. It’s cold, too, with daytime highs only in the upper 20s.Temperatures start to warm Wednesday with some sunshine in our forecast. Thursday is even nicer with a high near 40 degrees. A cold front moves through Thursday night, dropping daytime highs into the upper 20s for Friday. The weekend is quieter but another system arrives Sunday night into Monday morning.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Monday: Flurries north, mostly cloudy. High 32.Monday Night: Mostly to partly cloudy. Low of 22.Tuesday: Mix of sunshine and clouds. High 27.Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 33.last_img read more

Ag Coordinator

first_imgKathleen Chumbley Freeman has joined the University of Georgia Griffin campus as the academic program coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.A native of Hampton, Georgia, Freeman is a graduate of Bible Baptist Christian School in Hampton. She earned an associate’s degree in business from Gordon College and a bachelor’s degree in business from the UGA Terry College of Business.She learned about UGA-Griffin while driving from Hampton to Barnesville, Georgia, when she was a student at Gordon College.“I passed the big ‘G’ on the lawn when I was driving back and forth. Then I met the Terry College coordinator when she came and spoke to us at Gordon,” she said. “After I earned my associate’s (degree), I decided to attend UGA-Griffin because it was right around the corner.”As a student at UGA-Griffin, Freeman served as a student ambassador and president of the campus’s student advisory council. She also worked full time as a probation officer. After graduation, she accepted a position as an admissions counselor at Gordon College.After working as an admissions counselor for two years, Freeman learned that she loved recruiting students, but she wanted a job at UGA-Griffin.“I just love the atmosphere (on the Griffin campus) and the community and family feel the campus has. Many of the same people who were my mentors when I was a student are still here,” she said.Now recruiting students to the agricultural majors offered at UGA-Griffin, Freeman focuses on meeting 4-H members and school-age students in agriculture-related clubs and classes.“I’m going to work on changing how people see agriculture. It’s more than farmers and tractors,” she said. “I have a business degree and I’m working in agriculture, the No. 1 business in Georgia.”Freeman feels the experience she has as a former UGA-Griffin student will help her in her new position.“The campus has grown since I was a student here. Everything seems to be on a grander scale. We have a food truck that visits and we will soon have a café in the Mule Barn,” she said.For more information on the UGA-Griffin academic program, go to www.griffin.uga.edu. To contact Freeman regarding UGA-Griffin agriculture majors, call (770) 228-7314 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Pertamina picks Siemens to supply machinery for Balikpapan refinery

first_imgThe new equipment “will enable a cost-effective expansion of the Balikpapan refinery and contribute to the success of Pertamina’s RDMP,” said Matthew Chinn, EVP of new equipment solutions for Siemens Energy oil and gas division, in the statement.The compressors will move gaseous substances, such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and sulfur emissions, both of which are byproducts of oil refining, within the facility. Meanwhile, the electricity generation equipment will power internal operations.The installation and commissioning of the equipment is slated for 2022.The expansion of the Balikpapan refinery, with an estimated cost of US$5.3 billion, is slated to increase the facility’s production capacity by 40 percent to 360,000 barrels per day once fully upgraded in 2026, according to the RDMP.The project will also enable the refinery to produce high-quality fuel of the Euro V standard.Topics : Indonesian state-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina has chosen German engineering company Siemens to supply key machinery for its oil refinery in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.Siemens will supply 17 gas compressors and ten pieces of electricity generation equipment, including gas turbines, steam turbines and a hot gas expander, to the refinery, according to a company statement from May 28.The move is part of Pertamina’s refinery development master plan (RDMP) to upgrade four refineries, including the one in Balikpapan, to help the oil company meet the country’s growing fuel demand without increasing fuel imports.last_img read more

2 Talisay LSIs escape quarantine

first_imgThe escapees were immediately apprehended, according to Lizares. They were subjected to confirmatory swab tests and subsequently turned out negative for the viral illness.“Regardless, their irresponsibility should not be justified nor tolerated. This must be meted with proper legal sanctions,” Lizares said. Lizares expressed his dismay over the incident“The panic and worry that this incident brought should not be forgotten. This should be a wakeup call to all who continue to violate the rules set forth by the government for our safety,” he added.Lizares called on his constituents to cooperate. In a Facebook post, Mayor Neil Lizares said the LSIs escaped through the facility’s backwall.“They evaded the police only because they wanted to buy alcoholic drinks. Sadly, it is clear that they did not think of the possibility of infecting other people [if they are positive for coronavirus disease 2019],” an incensed Lizares pointed out. “We cannot guard each and every Talisaynon in their actions. Instead, we ask for your cooperation,” he said.Lizares reminded Talisaynons to observe social distancing, wearing of face masks, frequent handwashing and other health protocols./PNcenter_img BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Two locally stranded individuals (LSIs) escaped from a quarantine facility in Talisay City, Negros Occidental over the weekend.last_img read more

More Candidates Seeking Office In Franklin County

first_imgNew names are surfacing along the campaign trail for offices that were previously uncontested in Franklin County.The primary election was held in May but the deadline to fill a vacancy for the general election, such as the Democratic or Republican Party ticket, is next week.Republican Keith Hall would have ran unopposed for the District 2 County Council seat in the fall until two recently submitted their candidacy.District 2 consists of Highland, Whitewater, Springfield and Bath townships.According to the Franklin County Observer, Steve Haas of Highland Township has been appointed by the Democratic Party as their candidate. Current County Commissioner Scott McDonough has also filed to run as an Independent for the council seat.New additions to other races:Franklin County Clerk Karla Bauman (R) was previously uncontested until the Democratic Party endorsed Jordan Spurlock.Incumbent Sheriff Ken Murphy (R) will be opposed by Laurel Police Chief Brad Spurlock (D) for office.District 1 County Councilman Joe Sizemore (R) will now be challenged by Democrat Gary Baker for the seat.last_img read more

Sweeping takeaways as A’s cast eyes toward Toronto, Vlad Jr.

first_imgOn this date last year, the A’s won their 13th game. The team had just moved into third place, riding a four-game win streak and was living in relative obscurity. A loud 84 wins from that point on shocked the baseball world.The 2019 A’s season is sketching out in a similar fashion — the team’s 6-5 walk-off victory against the Texas Rangers marked win No. 14. But the image for success this time around is vividly drawn.What’s different? The unknown potential is known potential. These A’s know …last_img read more

Hike or seek this season

first_imgSeptember is a great time of year to go geocaching because it marks the start of the shoulder season. This is the time between the summer and winter seasons (or winter and summer for all you southern hemisphere folks!) Spring and Fall weather may have a bit less predictability, but one thing is certain: there are fewer people on the trails.  Make a List (Premium member feature) and share it: Adding caches to a List is a convenient way to plan your route and it’s just as important to share your geocaching plans with someone else too!Download the List for offline use: Make sure to save your geocaches in advance so that you can access them when you are out of cell range.Do your research: Check to see if there is useful trail information in the geocache description, or if recent finders provided useful information or pictures. Tips for hiking: Take advantage of this time of year by trying something new with your caching, Autumn can be a wonderful time of year to go hiking, while the warming temperatures of Spring can have you seeking to plan future geocaching adventures.  SharePrint Related5 reasons to keep geocaching as the seasons changeOctober 9, 2018In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching 2 by 2 – Power your Relationships with GeocachingJune 3, 2013In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”From the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the SnowDecember 18, 2013In “Community”center_img Check out the search map: Easily filter for the caches you want to find, add them all to a List*, download to GPX, or send to your Garmin device. Plus, Premium members can create Pocket Queries—custom geocache searches you can have emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis. *Lists created on Geocaching.com automatically sync to your Geocaching® app. Use Sorting and Filtering: Premium members can filter by geocache type, size, difficulty and terrain ratings, and filter out found and owned geocaches. Did you know you can even filter by your favorite cache owner? Look for the funnel icon at the top right of the map screen to access Filtered Search in the Geocaching® app.Join a Geocaching organization: Located all around the world, geocaching organization and groups connect geocachers to other local explorers.  How are you preparing for a new season of geocaching? Share in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More Tips for seeking:last_img read more

The 2015 Passive House Conference in Germany

first_imgThe 19th Annual International Passive House conference was held in Leipzig, Germany, on April 17-18, 2015. With large contingents attending from North America and China, as well as an emerging group of practitioners stretching across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Portugal, the global effort of Passive House was palpable.Compared to previous years, project types continue to expand, from factories, to office complexes to day-care centers. So do the details: optimizing thermal bridges, earthquake load requirements, incorporating wood-fired furnaces, and onsite renewables.As with the other conferences before, there was a dizzying array of information sharing and professional networking. I’m going to try to boil it down to a few themes. Ken Levenson is co-president of the North American Passive House Network, president of New York Passive House, and partner at 475 High Performance Building Supply. Building materials: better windows and ventilation equipmentA key theme to delivering solutions for any particular place is the development and availability of the best possible components. Dr. Wolfgang Feist, director of the Passivhaus Institut (PHI), opened the conference with a detailed discussion of developing component technologies for insulation, windows, and ventilation, heating, cooling, and dehumidification systems. “Today the investment costs for improved efficiency of building components are exceptionally low; the cost difference is more than compensated through the saved energy costs,” said Dr. Feist. A global communityThis conference allows attendees to meet and learn from practitioners located around the world. There was a series of talks on fast-paced developments in China. There were sessions on the challenges of building in Russia, on new buildings in Spain and Italy, and on an embassy in Kinshasa, Congo. This international sharing shifts our perspective from the limits we face every day to the possibilities everywhere – it was liberating. Of course North America was well represented, with presentations (in addition to the one by Allen Gilliland mentioned above) by Matthew O’Malia of G-O Logic, Sam Hagerman of Hammer and Hand, and Adam Cohen of Passiv Science.It was a special treat to meet living legend Harold Orr, who received the fourth Passive House Pioneer Award. Accepting the award in the closing plenary session, Orr gave a moving talk on the development of the Saskatchewan Conservation House, noting, “You can’t build a solar house in Regina because the sun has no energy by the time it gets there.” He also said, “Lots of insulation and airtightness – that’s what works.”Finally, following what seems to now be an established tradition, the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) Dinner was held on Saturday evening. This year the dinner was organized by NAPHN board member Andre Harrmann, a Leipzig native. With 120 attending, we unwound while meeting more great people – from North America, the U.K., Latvia, Austria, Belgium, Slovenia, and so on – discussing, into the night, the conference proceedings and our ongoing work, in the pleasant amber glow of German beer. Germany’s energy transformationThe Passivhaus Institut has introduced a new visionary primary energy calculation, Primary Energy Renewable (PER), as well as new Certification levels, Plus and Premium, which acknowledge the benefits of on-site renewable production. In PHI’s formulation, the fundamental resilience of a building enclosure is not lessened by adding renewables. The renewable energy production is not in the service of making a building a “survivalist island” (my term), but instead is distributed to the grid to contribute to the survival of society.Listening to the various talks on the subject, it occurred to me that, just as American businesses helped reshape our global economy with such drivers as the personal computer and the Internet, something similar is happening with the German Energiewende (or energy transformation) that is leading the global shift from a fossil-fuels-based world economy to one based on renewable energy production. A post-fossil-fuel world will be based on interconnected producers of renewable energy, on energy storage technology, and on efficient energy use. This is not unlike the power our personal computers provide: not in isolation, but through their Internet connection.PHI scientist Jessica Grove-Smith gave a detailed explanation of what’s under the hood of the new PER and the new certification levels. And Benjamin Krick walked through project examples, showing challenges and opportunities in reaching the new Plus and Premium categories.All the new calculations are made with the new updated Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), Version 9 – an English language as well as an IP version will be available to US practitioners in the Fall of this year.(If you are planning to attend the NYPH Passive House Conference, you can see Jessica Grove-Smith provide an in-person 60-minute presentation and Q&A session on these topics on June 11, 2015.) RELATED ARTICLES A Passivhaus Conference in GermanyReport from the Passive House Conference in Maine Highlights from the North American Passive House Conference Joseph Lstiburek Surprises Passive House Conference AttendeesNew Passive Building Standards for North AmericaRedefining PassivhausAn Energy-Efficiency Conference in GermanyGermany’s Energy RevolutionForgotten Pioneers of Energy Efficiencycenter_img More retrofit projectsWhile Passive House retrofits have been happening for a long time, each year the dominance of retrofitting grows. PHI’s retrofit standard, EnerPHit, is used increasingly in many countries.Susanne Theumer and Maria del Carmen Rivero Arias, both of PHI, presented on a study of the successful applications of the EnerPHit standard across the 16 climate zones of Mexico. They concluded that EnerPHit “has once again proved to be the best option for achieving energy efficiency without compromising comfort or cost efficiency in the case of building modernizations, even for the analyzed examples within the warm and hot climate zones.”Many sessions were dedicated to examining retrofits. One presentation discussed a study of retrofit work at 20 residential units in the United Kingdom. Another focused on product innovations, including Fixit 222 Aerogel, an insulating plaster mix product that incorporates aerogel insulation.Passive House Academy director Tomas O’Leary provided an update on the EuroPHit Project, a three-year project funded by the European Union. The study involves 20 refurbishment projects in several countries, from Spain to Sweden. Project organizers hope to develop new tools and materials for wide-scale implementation. O’Leary said, “EuroPHit contends that it is best to develop a refurbishment plan for buildings which might span several years (or even decades) and to do a deep retrofit on a step-by-step basis to ensure that in the end the EnerPHit standard is reached.”Other presentations discussed retrofits of office complexes, high-rises, and historic landmarks. These presentation made it remarkably clear that in many ways, the future involves retrofits. Next year’s conferenceThe 2016 conference, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first Passive House in Darmstadt, Germany, will be held on April 22-23, 2016. I hope to see you there. Sharing dataIf you are a data junky, this conference was the place for you. Numerous presentations provided extensive data: date on component and equipment performance and data on user satisfaction, including extensive data from residents and workers in the new Bahnstadt District in Heidelberg, Germany.Nick Grant of Elemental Solutions in the U.K. showed how data collected from several school projects informed the teams’ evolving process of design and PHPP optimization, leading to ever-better school buildings. (His presentation is online here.) Certified windows are getting better while prices are dropping. It is clear that large-scale manufacturing and wide availability and use of critical components are essential to improving cost-effectiveness.Senior PHI scientist Dr. Benjamin Krick presented the 2015 Component Awards, which focused on window components suitable for retrofit applications. With 41 qualifying entries, the quality of the winners was exceptionally high, including First Prize windows by Optiwin and Smartwin.It was announced that 2016’s conference will feature competition winners for outstanding ventilation solutions in retrofit applications.Many sessions covered innovative application of high-performance components. For example, a presentation by Allen Gilliland of One Sky Homes (San Jose, California) focused on simplified approaches to ventilation and space conditioning.last_img read more

NBA players, US celebrities upset over Horn win, say Pacquiao ‘robbed’

first_imgCayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “Uhhhhhhh, can U Say Bulls**t??!!Manny got F****d!!! That’s the Face of a Winner??!” posted the award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson on Twitter referring to Horn, whose face was swollen and had a cut above the right eye after taking a punch in the second round.READ: Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision win FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Boxing is wack!!!! Pac-man got robbed again…This is why MMA is so big now..SMH,” said retired NBA player Chauncey Billups, who was the Finals MVP during the Detroit Pistons’ championship run in 2004.In 2012, Pacquiao also suffered a controversial loss to Timothy Bradley by split decision in a bout where he yielded the same welterweight crown. Pacquiao regained the belt two years later in a one-sided rematch. Shortly after controversial decision was made, Kobe Bryant posted a GIF showing a shocked close-up of rapper and actor Ice Cube on Twitter that has been retweeted and liked for over 30,000 times as of posting.READ: Pacquiao easily makes weight, Horn ‘feeling better’Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves also had the eight-division champion’s back.“Disrespected @mannypacquiao like he not a legend. #PacquiaoHorn.”The numbers also showed Pacquiao got the better of Horn and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors let the people know about it, tweeting a post with a photo of the punch stats.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Round 11: Horn trying to preserve energy Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, left, lands a left, to Jeff Horn of Australia, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn came away with a unanimous decision victory over Pacquiao on Sunday to claim the WBO welterweight title before a boisterous crowd at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.Horn’s upset win, however, didn’t sit well with NBA stars and Hollywood celebrities, who did not hold back on social media in venting out their disappointment over the shocking turn of events.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ READ: Horn trainer promises ‘bloody Sunday’ “The sun must’ve been in the judges faces,” said the athletic swingman.Horn threw 52 more punches with 625 but Pacquiao landed 90 more shots with 182.Pacquiao landed 32% of his 573 total punches and also hit 123 power punches as compared to Horn’s 73.RELATED VIDEOHorn answers questions about his victory over Pacquiao8.2K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View comments MOST READlast_img read more

The best this month

first_imgQuick roundup of what’s hot around the globe this month. Choose from the hottest events, shows happenings in the world of music, art, cinema, literature, sport, fashion, wine food.MAY 2AustraliaThink scrumptious grilled prawns, oysters, scallops, lobsters and the best Australian wine to go with it. Sample some of the most delectable seafood at Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival held annually at Brisbane. Being one of the most popular events in the city, locals don’t leave any opportunity to miss out on their favourite dishes. Top restaurants are willing to make any dish you fancy.CanadaAthletes from around the world come to Vancouver to take part in Canada’s largest marathon-Vancouver International Marathon. Besides running on the usual 42-km long track, you can also choose the half marathon or the eight-km long race. There is even a marathon for children. And feast your eyes on some of the most stunning places in the city while running.MAY 6 to 16UKWant to have a good laugh? Head to Liverpool for the ultimate comedy show-Liverpool Comedy Festival-that takes place at various locations in the city. Besides a comic play, there are a range of interesting shows for children as well and a number of acts you have not even heard about. It’s more exciting than you think. So our suggestion is just relax and get ready to roll on the floor with laughter.MAY 7 TO 9SpainThis is one race you would not want to miss. Gear up to watch the world’s best racers build up speed and take on each other at the race tracks at Catalunya outside Barcelona. Feel the surge of adrenaline at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, a much-awaited event in the city. A mix of different speed corners and track surfaces keeps the drivers challenged and viewers engaged.MAY 8GermanyNo city can hold more live concerts than Munich does during the Long Night of Music when more than 100 locations across the city come alive with over 400 live concerts. Think blues, flamenco, hip-hop, jazz, rock and much more. From 8p.m. to 3 in the morning you can visit various venues and explore Munich’s vibrant music scene. And one ticket gets you entry to all the places.MAY 12 TO 23FranceThe red carpet is rolled out, the films have been shortlisted and there is a buzz in the air as one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals-Cannes Film Festival-is back. Running in its 63rd year, the red carpet is ready to welcome over 50,000 filmmakers and actors coming from across the world. Thousands of films from across the world are screened. So get ready to watch films and party.MAY 13 TO 16New ZealandThe New Zealand Boat Show is for serious boaters and for those who dream of owning a boat. The country’s biggest collection of new boats and accessories are displayed by over 200 exhibitors. This show attracts as many as 40,000 visitors. There are a number of workshops that take place over the days, which even includes tips on boating and fishing.MAY 17 TO 23AustraliaIf you are a bookworm the Sydney Writers’ Festival is right up your sleeve. It is clearly the biggest literary and book festival of the country where you come face to face with your favourite authors and books. It has the widest selection of books you can lay your hands on. Some of the best authors of Australia will come for talk shows. Get ready to live your fantasy of being surrounded by books.MAY 23 TO JUN 6FranceThe ultimate in tennis championship, the French Open is back. Hosted by one of the prettiest and romantic cities in the world-Paris-you can watch pros in action as they fight for the title at Roland Garros court. Famous for more than the world class tennis tournament, this grand slam event is also trademark of some things completely French. Book your tickets in advance and enjoy the game.MAY 24 TO 17SingaporeIt is time for children to go wild and show their creativity at the Sculpture Carnival held at Sculpture Square in Singapore. For four days artists conduct workshops and teach children from 10 to 18 years of age how to make sculptures perfectly. Everything on display is created by the youngsters who use bright and cheerful colours to create their perfect artwork.MAY 26 TO 28IndiaThis summer head to the coolest part of Rajasthan-Mount Abu-to experience Rajasthani warmth and hospitality at the Summer Festival. The first day you can catch traditional cultural performances. The second and third day are full of fun activities. Don’t forget to visit the food stalls and dig into Rajasthani food. The grand finale on the third day includes fireworks.MAY 27IndiaHead to the holy city of Varanasi to celebrate Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of the Buddha. Pilgrims from across the country gather here to pay homage to the Enlightened One. Prayer meetings, group meditation sessions and religious services also grace the occasion. Be one among the millions of people who scramble to take a dip in the sacred Ganges to wash away your sins. advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more