Heat wave in Northeast, East Coast bringing record temperatures

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A heat wave continues to affect the Northeast with more than a dozen record highs tied or broken Sunday from New Hampshire down to Virginia. Some of the records from Sunday include Richmond, Virginia, which reached 101 degrees; Washington, D.C.’s Dulles Airport, which tied its record at 98; Norfolk, Virginia which hit 102 and Manchester, New Hampshire, which peaked at 98 degrees. More records are possible Monday with 15 states from South Carolina to Maine under Heat Advisory and Warnings. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s with near 100 possible from Hartford, Connecticut to Washington, D.C. Record highs will also be possible in Hartford which is forecast to be 97 and has a record of 100 along with Baltimore which is forecast to be near 100 and the record there is 102.But as they always say, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. So Monday will feel like its 100 to 110 degrees from New York City to Washington, D.C. and all the way down to the Carolinas.The big question is how long will this sauna type of weather last? Will we see any relief? There is a weak cold front that is expected to move through the Northeast on Tuesday and some drop in humidity should occur for New England down to New York City and Philadelphia, but down in D.C. and the Carolinas, the scorcher is expected to continue. More substantial cooling and drier air is expected in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic by the end of the week, however. Summer is now half way over and the meteorological fall begins Sept. 1, just a little more than a month away.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Peruvian Army Commander Visits Military Units in the US

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo March 12, 2019 Far from being his first visit to the United States, it was a particularly significant one. In late February, General Jorge Orlando Céliz Kuong concluded his first trip to the United States—where he completed a Master in Business Administration— since assuming command over the Peruvian Army in November 2018. “This trip is extremely important to me and my staff who joins me, because it will help the institutional transformation process we are conducting in Peru,” Gen. Céliz told Diálogo. “Here, for instance, we see how the United States develops this same process, something that they have come far in implementing already.” Activities kicked off with a bilateral meeting with Major General Mark Stammer, commander of U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH), at Fort Sam Houston. Gen. Céliz was accompanied by a Peruvian Army delegation including: Lieutenant General Walter Enrique Astudillo Chávez, commander of Army Education and Doctrine; Major General Julio Cesar Castañeda Zegarra, commandant of Army Education and Doctrine; and Major General Edwin Patterson Monsalve, command general secretary. To conclude the meeting, Gen. Céliz and Maj. Gen. Stammer planned another bilateral meeting in April to discuss a potential ARSOUTH-sponsored regional conference hosted by Peru. Center for the Intrepid As part of the visit, Gen. Céliz stopped at the Center for the Intrepid. Located within the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in Fort Sam Houston, the cutting-edge medical rehabilitation clinic offers therapy, treatments, and reintegration services to U.S. military personnel. According to U.S. Army Brigadier General George Appenzeller, BAMC commander, the clinic was initially founded to assist U.S. service members who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. “Veterans from previous conflicts are also eligible to receive treatment, as well as military personnel who sustained injuries in other operations, training exercises, or non-combat situations,” he said. Military medicine At ARSOUTH, Gen. Céliz gave a presentation on the vision, guidelines, and current transformation process of his army. “We are committed to modernizing, creating real and effective capabilities, becoming a multi-mission army, however, always in compliance with the security needs of our society,” he said. Gen. Céliz also pointed out interoperability as a strategic effort between the armed forces and police to facilitate the fight against challenges that “affect nearly all nations of the Southern Hemisphere, such as narcotrafficking.” The Peruvian delegation also visited the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence (AMEDDCS HRCoE). “The center is where the Army Medical Department formulates its medical organization, tactics, doctrine, and equipment. The school is where the Army educates and trains all its medical personnel,” said Oscar Ramos-Rivera, director of the International Programs Division at AMEDDCS HRCoE. As part of the visit, U.S. air medical pilots treated the Peruvian delegation to flight simulations in combat environments. Gen. Céliz concluded his stay in Fort Sam Houston meeting with various high-ranking U.S. officers to conduct initial agreements for training, non-reciprocal exchanges, and emergency treatments for members of the Peruvian Army. The delegation continued on to Columbus, Georgia, to visit Fort Benning. Military life and family balance In Georgia, the Peruvian delegation started its visit with a private meeting with Major General Gary Brito, commander of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. The institution teaches and trains future members of units to be deployed to various U.S. combatant commands worldwide. Gen. Céliz showed special interest in learning about the center’s efforts to improve family and military life balance. The Peruvian delegation also visited the U.S. Army’s 198th Infantry Brigade—which strives to transform civilians into soldiers—and the warehouse where Stryker tanks are stored. There, Peruvian officers learned how to operate what U.S. service members refer to as “a platform of capabilities, not just a warfare vehicle.” The U.S. Army heavily relies on the Stryker family of armored vehicles for exercises and operational missions. WHINSEC A visit to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) was a must while in Georgia. Gen. Céliz, a WHINSEC instructor in the late ‘90s, caught up with former colleagues and conducted a lecture for the WHINSEC Command and General Staff Officer course on the Peruvian Army’s main challenges. “This institutional transformation is a very difficult and challenging initiative. Some things can be done immediately at no cost, such as shifting mentality or changing organizational culture,” Gen. Céliz concluded. “It’s important to know what other armies do, especially the U.S. Army, to analyze possible takeaways or what can be adapted for Peru. This trip was very productive.”last_img read more

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Watch the ocean from the bath in this Coolangatta penthouse

first_img1101/110 Marine Parade CoolangattaMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It is a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane.”The 142sq m unit has an open-plan design with the living area extending out onto a wraparound balcony. In the main bedroom, floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light while the ensuite has a double marble vanity and spa bath. The Brisbane motel owners said Coolangatta was the place to invest because of its entertainment spots, beaches and cafes. 1101/110 Marine Parade CoolangattaThe couple said the property was so popular with holiday-makers that they couldn’t find the time to squeeze in for a getaway themselves. “We had to ask to use it because it was rented out all the time,” Mrs Prosser said. “Which was never a bad thing but we really love Coolangatta so when we could stay we always jumped at the opportunity. 1101/110 Marine Parade CoolangattaSIT back, relax and let the ocean views engulf you from the balcony or the bathtub in this modern unit located only a street from the beach.Owners Eric and Bev Prosser bought the three bedroom unit in Reflection Tower Two last year in August to use as an investment and weekender. center_img 1101/110 Marine Parade Coolangatta“It is a family-orientated area and it is quiet compared to the Gold Coast,” she said. “That was one of the other reasons we wanted to get a place at Coolangatta.“We use to pay to stay around Coolangatta when we wanted to see a show at Twin Towns.“The apartment is really ideal for entertaining guests it has plenty of space to lounge around.”The owners, who are selling the unit fully furnished, said they had plans to reinvest in the area.Other building highlights include a pool, theatre and gym.last_img read more

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Dr. Fauci Receives Security Detail After Death Threats

first_imgThe nation’s top infectious disease expert is reportedly surrounded by men in black because someone has threatened to kill the messenger.Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly has been given a 24-7 security detail after receiving death threats. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic, is facing threats to his personal safety and now requires personal security from law enforcement at all times, including at his home. https://t.co/JsmvnXbkIa— CNN (@CNN) April 2, 2020 A law enforcement official says the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General, the agency’s law enforcement arm, asked the US Marshals Service for assistance following threats to Fauci. The Marshals then deputized HHS officers to act as personal security for the doctor.The source of the threats has not been identified.Fauci didn’t answer questions related to the matter during Wednesday’s coronavirus task force briefing. President Trump, however, said people would “be in big trouble” if somebody attacked him.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Bantam Reps

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs looked unstoppable during a recent Bantam Rep Tournament in Osoyoos. The Reps ran the table to capture the tournament title Sunday in the South Okanagan City. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to congratulate the Bantams with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Brent Petrick, Carson Arcuri, assistant coach Kyle Mace, Logan Mengler, Keaton Roch, Amit Bhabra, Austin Tambellini, Matthew Brind’Amour, Aigne McGeady-Bruce and Trainer Chuck Brind’Amour. Middle, Justin Podgorenko, Logan Hascarl, Bryce Twible, Nolan Renwick, Everitt Hicks, Nolan Percival, Sawyer Hunt, Jayden Maida and Jacob Shukin. Front, goalie Jesse Beauvais. Missing, goalie Greg Markholm and Micah May.last_img

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Blues may recall Lukaku and Sturridge will reject loan move – reports

first_imgChelsea could recall Romelu Lukaku from his season-long loan at West Brom in January, The People suggest.The Blues have an option to take the striker back and are tipped to do so if he does not get a regular starting place for the Baggies.The People also say Daniel Sturridge plans to reject loan offers and would rather leave Chelsea on a permanent basis in January.Liverpool were interested in a loan deal for Sturridge earlier this year and are expected to make another attempt to sign him when the transfer window opens, but the forward is apparently not keen on a temporary move.And The Sun on Sunday report that Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has pleaded with owner Roman Abramovich to do whatever it takes to keep Ashley Cole at the club.Meanwhile, Fulham are plotting a £12m bid for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, according to the Sunday Mirror.Bent has been dropped and stripped of the captaincy by manager Paul Lambert and it is claimed Fulham will offer the player a way out of Villa Park.It comes after Whites boss Martin Jol indicated he would like to sign Bent, saying: “If your club wants to be top 10, you need strikers such as Darren Bent, who’ll score 15-20 goals a season.”This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Giants add Jake Barrett, designate John Andreoli for assignment

first_imgJust days after designating one right-handed reliever for assignment, the Giants have added another to a crowded bullpen.The Giants acquired pitcher Jake Barrett from the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations. To clear a 40-man roster spot for Barrett, San Francisco designated recently acquired outfielder John Andreoli for assignment.First-year president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi picked up Andreoli off of waivers Friday in a move that compelled the club to …last_img

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How to Get the Eichler Look Without the Energy Pricetag

first_imgOne problem is thermal bridgingAs Armando Cobo points out, many architectural styles have included beams that extend out from the house this way. One problem is thermal bridging, which is a path for thermal loss due to the lower R-value of wood versus cavity insulation, such as cellulose or polyurethane foam.Cobo has several suggestions: First, stop the beams or timber trusses at the outside edge of the wall, install rigid foam insulation over the sheathing and then install faux beams on the outside. “It’ll help you with the thermal bridging at the beams, it solves the moisture intrusion and you will have a better insulated wall overall,” he writes.“A second option if you don’t want to use exterior foam board could be to stop the beam or timber truss 2 in. from the outside edge of the wall, cut out 2 in. rigid foam to fit, then finish your wall and install the faux beams outside,” he adds.Yet a third option would be to add a foam band around the soffits and trim with cladding, then install the faux beams on the outside of the house.“As you can see,” he says, “the object is to break the continuous beam to avoid thermal bridging and moisture intrusion.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:The Eichler designs take me back to Hawaii, where I lived as a kid in the early ’60s. So add Hawaii to the list of San Diego and Bali. But it is downright sad to push any design out of its climate context. Low-pitched roofs, tons of shaded glass, and massive through beams and rafters need to stay put in the mildest of climates. Could you make this design work in another climate? Of course, but unwieldy would be a euphemism.If we climate-tune our mechanical systems, material selections, and details, why not our overall designs? We have enough boulders to push uphill without adding this one to the list. Thermal Bridging Significance of Thermal Bridging?Are Architects the Problem? Building Plans for the Thermal Bypass Checklist The real issue is ‘painful’ designTo GBA senior editor Martin Holladay, the real issue is that architectural schools are traditionally weak on building science, resulting in “these types of painful designs.”“Beauty is an idiosyncratic concept,” Holladay writes. “But to me, homes with major thermal bridges are aesthetically disturbing. Looking at them hurts.”He’s not the only one who laments form-over-function thinking resulting in architectural styles that win rave reviews but perform poorly.“Ahh, the things we do for beauty,” adds Gustafson, “the picture in the post is the 6-in. heel of the architectural world. The beams would not seem to be the biggest source of heat loss by a long stretch. The contortions needed to eliminate them (and keep the look) would seem unwieldy.”Brooks finds the architecture attractive, but agrees there’s a certain amount of hype in architectural schools and in media that cover architecture, including Fine Homebuilding magazine. “This type of ‘fashion’ is certainly not-so-energy-efficient,” he says, “and not what I would recommend unless I lived in San Diego or Bali.”James Morgan adds this footnote: “My practice has been faced with attempting to upgrade the thermal performance of a number of these Eichler-style relics from the days of cheap oil. And yes, the thermal bridge is typically the least of one’s worries: the over-glazing and the frequent absence of ANY roof insulation other than the 2-in. thick T&G roof deck are far more consequential.“The design esthetic stems from the common misapprehension that the best way to integrate interior and exterior spaces is to separate them only by a thin glass curtain wall,” he adds. “It’s past time to get beyond such naiveté and thoughtlessness.” In Dallas, Texas, Marc Kleinmann is working on plans for a house which the owner wants to look like the the iconic designs by California developer Joseph Eichler: lots of glass, a low-sloped roof, and roof beams that penetrate the exterior walls to support a broad roof overhang.That style was all well and good back in the 1950s and ‘60s, but with our keener interest in energy efficiency, Kleinmann wonders in this Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor whether it really makes much sense.center_img CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Is the added weight a problem?Kleinmann, as it turns out, had been thinking of breaking the beams at the exterior walls but was concerned that with a 3-ft. overhang, the solid 16-in. beam tails would be too much weight for the roof.Cobo suggests installing a couple of nailers between the rafters, gluing the beams to the soffit and toeing the beam-ends into the nailers. If the beams are especially heavy, he suggests drilling up through the middle and bolting them to the nailers with a nut and washer on top. He might want to plug the bottom of the beams to improve their appearance: “a lot of work, but if that’s what your client wants…”John Brooks offers a a link to details of Eichler designs and says the beauty of the houses is in the way materials were used in a “judicious way.“I think it would be a ‘faux pas’ to strap on faux beams,” Brooks says.Keith Gustafson agrees, but for a different reason. With beams spaced up to 96 in. apart, it should be possible to come up with a detail that minimizes thermal bridging. More important, he says, “I can think of structural reasons why the continuous beam is superior, especially with big overhangs.” “Don’t know yet if those are going to be structural or not,” he writes of the protruding beams, “but either way I have can see some issues with several large 16-in. beams continuing from interior to exterior.”He adds that while the beam detail could be designed so they did not actually penetrate the wall, “I can see lots of headaches with that method, too.”It’s an interesting problem, and it leads to the larger question of aesthetics over practicality in modern architecture: Is the California Modernist style merely a “relic” of the age of cheap oil? That’s the focus of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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‘Live Long and Prosper’? Tech Can Ensure We Do

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry If you want to break into the tech industry, a good area of focus is finding ways to help humans live longer. Some of the most auspicious areas of technology today include healthcare advancements such as the IoT and wearable tech, and for good reason.Not more than 150 years ago, the average human lifespan was just about 40 years. Modern medicine has managed to double our average lifespan over the past 150 years by solving simple health problems and expanding treatment options. Who’s to say we couldn’t double it again in another 150 years by adding technology to the equation?That’s the question that many of today’s technology companies are working to answer. Wearable tech, artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data are all lending their assistance to the goal of cheating death.Many of the major players in today’s tech industry are on the ball, devoting millions of dollars toward life-extending initiatives. Google co-founder Sergey Brin has donated $50 million to Parkinson’s research, while Google’s umbrella company Alphabet has put more than $730 million toward Calico, a company singularly focused on lengthening the human lifespan. Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel have entered the life extension game as well, funding Unity Biotechnology, a company designing drugs and treatments to keep aging individuals disease-free as long as possible.Health Maintenance Through TelemedicineToday, it’s easier than ever to manage our health. “The theme of healthcare is going to be changed completely through simple things like connecting data from heart monitors, blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, and even by understanding how someone’s moving around their house,” says Geoff Gross, founder and CEO of Medical Guardian. He believes connected care — that is, connected devices and the data they provide — will continue to transform healthcare for the better.Virtual doctor visits and advances in wearable sensors all help us prioritize our well-being. The modern healthcare landscape makes connecting with our healthcare providers as easy as picking up a smartphone, tapping a wristwatch, or enabling a webcam.Preventive care is the name of the game, and it’s where today’s tech really shines. We no longer have to wait until our yearly physical or rely on our own self-assessment to gauge the state of our bodies. Wearable tech and an aggregation of data from the population at large can begin to do the work of raising red flags for us, helping keep our bodies on a long-term path to wellness.Harnessing Robotics and 3D PrintingWhile technology is improving practices for sustaining our bodies, it’s also helping us rebuild them. 3D printing advances are already hitting the market, helping us reconstruct worn-out pieces of our physical frames. 3D-printed organs and tissues and robotic replacements for failing organs are quickly taking a leading role in longevity efforts.Robotics and 3D-printed human parts are likely to become commonplace therapies and may even help us enhance our human capabilities to become improved versions of ourselves. Robotics are being developed to perform surgeries, help patients relearn how to walk, and even transfer drugs and linens throughout hospitals.It’s no secret that organ donor lists fall short; supply cannot meet demand. 3D printing is working to close that gap, too. The goal is that cells will be printed exactly where they’re needed to better treat burn victims, and replacement parts from earlobes to functioning organs will be printed on demand.Treating the Mind, as Well as the BodyTo really tackle longevity, though, tech efforts to develop medical monitoring and treatment options must extend beyond physical symptoms to treat not just the body, but also the mind. This need is all the more urgent because the average U.S. life expectancy has actually been declining in recent years, due in large part to unexpected spikes in drug overdoses and suicides. The body is important, but if we want to live longer, we must also manage our mental health.Telepsychiatric services are at the forefront of mental health advancements, and they remain a promising potential tool for treating addiction and helping those at risk of suicide. The “2019 State of Mental Health” report by Mental Health America found that 56 percent of individuals with mental health problems are still not receiving treatment. Introducing telepsychiatry removes a common barrier to treatment — namely, access to care — making individuals much more likely to seek the help they need.While tech is making virtual mental health services available, the fact that health insurance providers aren’t always required to cover any of the cost presents an additional barrier for Americans. Thirty-two states have legislated that private insurance cover telemedicine in an effort to build a technological support system into standard medical care. Hopefully, this trend will continue to make the most of the tech available to us.Improving Health Through AgtechThe benefits that technology can lend to our life extension efforts don’t stop at healthcare. Technology can also improve food production and keep our populations well-fed and healthy.The quality and quantity of food available throughout the world today is an impressive feat of modern agriculture. As the average lifespan lengthens, however, our population will undoubtedly grow. This means we must learn how to develop more nutritious, bountiful, and longer-keeping food on less land.Smart farming is now possible with the use of new technological solutions such as drones, AI, and other monitoring systems that can help manage crops and livestock and collect data that can be used to improve future farming practices. Companies are cropping up everywhere (no pun intended) with new technologies to improve efficiency and productivity in agriculture. For example, Harvest CROO automates strawberry harvesting, GreenIQ automates sprinkler systems, and Plantix evaluates soil conditions.Until recently, hunger and starvation had been on the decline. Sadly, the number of people facing food insecurity has risen around the world in recent years. The market for ag-optimizing tech is growing, and it’s poised to become not just a passion project, but a must-have if we hope to support a growing population.Some of our biggest tech moguls are tuning in to the life extension effort, and any tech company willing to tackle the challenge will have no shortage of peers to keep it company. A future where we no longer have to say early goodbyes to loved ones is more than a pipe dream. In today’s tech industry, another game-changing increase to the average lifespan could be no more than a few technological hurdles short of a promise. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Follow the Puck Tags:#3d printing#Agtech#life extension#technology#telemedicine#telepsychiatry#wearables last_img read more

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Senco launches Aham range of jewellery for men

first_imgSenco Gold & Diamonds, the fastest growing jewellery retail chain in India on April 17 unveiled ‘Aham’- the first signature men’s jewellery collection of its kind in the presence of the Kolkata Knight Riders star cricketers – Lockie Ferguson, Matt Kelly, Sandeep Warrier and Rinku Singh.Aham offers a signature collection of rings, bracelets, cuff-links, ear-studs, chains and pendants in diamond, gold and silver. The price of the collection starts from Rs 30,000 for the gold collection, Rs 2000 for silver, and Rs 40,000 for the items in diamond. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSpeaking on the occasion, Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, said, “We are delighted to launch our new range of Aham collection, which has been designed especially for the cosmopolitan man; urbane, dignified and grounded. The signature range can be used as part of daily wear, as well as on social occasions or for sheer power dressing by the men of honour.” “It’s a great opportunity for the brand as Bengal’s biggest and India’s fastest growing jewellery chain, to explore the trend of fashionably premium men’s accessories, which is still a signature for the men of honour going by its ancient roots, and reinforce our association with the men in action on the 22 yard – the Kolkata Knight Riders,” he added. He further thanked the star players of KKR, who graced the ocassion and wished them luck for the ongoing IPL.last_img read more

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