USA: Conservators, Scientists to Start Three Dimensional Laser Scanning of Howell Torpedo

first_img May 5, 2014 View post tag: Scientists View post tag: Scanning View post tag: Torpedo View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Conservators, Scientists to Start Three Dimensional Laser Scanning of Howell Torpedo “The torpedo was lost in 1899 during a training exercise on board USS Iowa and recovered in May 2013 by the Navy’s marine mammal program,” said Kate Morrand, UAB’s senior conservator and laboratory manager. “It is now undergoing treatment at the archaeology and treatment lab.”3D laser scanning is a non-contact, non-destructive technology that digitally captures the shape of physical objects using light. The scanner captures a physical object’s exact size and shape into the computer world as a digital 3-dimensional representation.“We used the Creaform 3D scanner to gather dimensional data on the surface of the torpedo in addition to the Faro Focus scanner for supplemental and color data,” said Nicholas Cifelli, a member of the NSWCCD team. “The scanner shoots a laser beam out and cameras detect the distance of the scan and once that’s done the software will create a mesh of the points to create a digital model.”The 3D imaging project is a joint undertaking and serves as an exercise to train NSWCCD engineers in the use of this highly advanced scanning equipment while providing NHHC with a finely detailed, fully interactive 3D scan of the artifact. 3D images are helpful in analyzing the dimensions of an artifact and also observing any physical changes that may occur during conservation treatment.“It’s good for visualization,” said Cifelli. “We can also compare this torpedo to how it’s supposed to be designed to see deformations and see how it’s changed over the last 115 years.”Once the scan is complete UAB plans to use it as an online interactive education and outreach tool.The Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy’s unique and enduring contributions through our nation’s history, and supports the Fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis, and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, nine museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus.[mappress]Press Release, May 5, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: start View post tag: three Conservators and scientists from Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archeology Branch (UAB) and Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) collaborated to begin a three dimensional laser scanning of the Howell Torpedo, April 30. View post tag: Navy View post tag: laser View post tag: Dimensional Training & Education View post tag: News by topic USA: Conservators, Scientists to Start Three Dimensional Laser Scanning of Howell Torpedo View post tag: Howell Share this article View post tag: Conservatorslast_img read more

HAPPENINGS AT THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY GOP

first_img Voter Registration for the Municipal Election ends Monday, October 7, 2019. Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville  County Commission Meeting-   Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Jump start your child’s learning with On My Way Pre-K Email RSVP to: [email protected]  and pay at door. Or mail to:Electronbeane     PO Box 2621    Evansville in 47728Make checks payable to: ElectronbeanePaid for and authorized by the Committee to Elect Ron Beane, Dan Beane Treasurer. scvasvasvasv View bills from the 2019 legislative session that Governor Eric Holcomb has signed into law.  click here    Time: 9:00 AM News and Upcoming Events for August 13, 2019 October 7Voter Registration Ends for Municipal Election Evansville Town Hall –Monday, August 19, 2019 County Council Ron  Beane Fundraiser – August 20, 2019What: Ron Beane for City Council At-Large FundraiserDate: Tuesday, August 20, 2019Time: 5:30 pmLocation: Milano’s Italian Cuisine500 Main Street, Evansville$50 Per Person <> Cash BarSponsorships: Platinum $1000Gold $500Silver $250 County Council  For more information visit On My Way Pre-K provides grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families to attend a high-quality pre-K program. Nearly 8,000 young Hoosiers have benefited from the program since its creation in 2015.To apply, families must meet the following eligibility requirements:Their child must be 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2019, and starting kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year;Parents or guardians in the household must be working, going to school or attending job training; andThe family must have an income below 127 percent of the federal poverty level.With school starting and limited spots remaining, I encourage families to act quickly to see if their children are eligible. Click here to apply.    Time: 5:30 PM   VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, August 14, 2019Time: 11:30 AMLocation: GOP Headquarters815 John Street, Evansville Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen    Time: 8:30 AM County Council  For more information visit  For more information visit August 27 (3:00 pm)County Commission Meeting (Print Event Flyer Here) Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville August 20 (5:30 am)Beane Fundraiser October 8Absentee Voting for Primary Election Begins at Election Office September 27Mayor Winnecke Golf Outing To keep young Hoosiers safe and hold motorists accountable, lawmakers passed a law increasing the penalties for individuals who fail to stop when a school bus stop arm is extended. Through the new law, the penalty for injuring or killing someone as a result of recklessly passing a school bus has been increased, which could potentially mean larger fines, and longer jail sentences for violators. A court can also suspend your driver’s license for 90 days, or for a year if it’s your second offense.For the safety of both children and drivers, it is important to continuously watch out for school buses and the students around them as they return to the roads this month.Click here to see helpful tips for motorists to best keep young Hoosiers safe. Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville scvasvasvasv Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville Kevin Harrison, Editor Stop for children, school buses : (from inhousegopblog)As children return to school and more buses are on the roads, it is important for motorists to know the laws and prioritize safety.When a bus is stopped with its flashing red lights activated and its stop arm extended, drivers are required to stop when approaching a school bus from any direction. If motorists are on a highway that is divided by a barrier or unpaved area, they are required to stop if they are traveling in the same direction as the school bus. If there is no barrier, all lanes in all directions must stop.While most drivers follow these traffic laws, there are still some who are either unaware or disregard the law completely. In fact, Hoosier bus drivers report an average of more than 2,500 stop-arm violations each day.  For more information visitCity Council          If you have any questions, contact Mary Jo Kaiser, VCRP Political Director, at [email protected]  Click on Image to Enlarge for more info. Thank you. EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting- August 22 (9:00 am)County Council -2020 Budget Hearing    Time: 3:00 PM GOP ELEPHANT  For more information visitcenter_img or (812) 425-8207. VCRP Monthly Breakfast : Saturday, August 17, 2019What: VCRP BreakfastDate: Saturday August 17, 2019Where: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 477137:30 – Doors Open (Complimentary Continental Breakfast)8:00 – Program> Guest Speaker : Dottie Thomas, Vanderburgh County Deputy Treasurer> Chairman Parke provides update on political happenings9:00- Adjourn Let us know if you plan on attending. Contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 for [email protected] more information. Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville Plan on joining the VCRP, City Council candidates Ron Beane , David Christmas and our special guests State Sen. Jim Tomes and State Rep. Matt Hostettler at the Evansville Gun Club Saturday, September 14, 2019. Tickets will be available at the event, but please let us know if you plan to attend by contacting Mary Jo Kaiser at :[email protected] or by calling 812-425-8207.Make Checks Payable to: Vanderburgh County Republican PartyThe Evansville Gun Club is located at : 5010 County Road 1150 S  Haubstadt, IN. 47639Get directions to Evansville Gun Club HERE Farley Smith, Treasurer August 23 (11:30 am)Women’s Equality Day Luncheon  County Council 2020 Budget  Hearing- Date: Wednesday August 21, 2019 With more than half the available slots already filled, it is important to apply now for On My Way Pre-K, Indiana’s early learning program. Applications are still being accepted from eligible families throughout the state for this school year. August 26 (5:30 pm)City Council Meeting                                                        Visit www.vanderburghgop.com Team Holcomb Annual G.O.Party Date:Wednesday August 28, 2019 Time: 5:30 P.M. (EST) VIP Receptio            6:00 P.M. (EST) General Reception Party (Early Arrival)     6:30P.M.(EST) General Reception Party Location: The Dallara IndyCar Factory 1201 Main St. Speedway, IN 46224 See Event Flyer for more InformationRSVP for the Team Holcomb G.O.Party!    Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building                  951 Walnut St., Evansville  City Council Meeting-   Date: Monday, August 26, 2019 August 21 (8:30 am)County Council Meeting August 26 (11:00 am)Lt. Governor Crouch Golf Outing Stay in touch with GOP state legislators representing our area by clicking the links below. Visit the Vanderburgh GOP EVENTSpage for daily updates. Register to vote online or update an existing voter registration record by visiting the Indiana Voter Portal at https://indianavoters.in.gov/ . For information on how to register to vote by mail or in person visit the Vanderburgh County Voters Registration webpage, or contact the Vanderburgh County Voter Registration office at 812-435-5222. Stay in touch with GOP members of Congress representing our area at these links:United States Senator Mike BraunUnited States Senator Todd YoungCongressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (Indiana 8th District)                      Click Image for Reply Card August 19 (6:00 pm)Bucshon Town Hall County Commissioners August 26 (5:30 pm)EVSC Board of Trustees Meeting *Paid for by Team Holcomb. Authorized by Eric Holcomb for Indiana and the Indiana Republican Party. August 21 (9:00 am)County Council -2020 Budget Hearing State Senator Jim Tomes, District 49 State Senator Vaneta Becker, District 50 State Representative Matt Hostettler, District 64State Representative Wendy McNamara, District 76State Representative Holli Sullivan, District 78      Mark Your calendar                CLICK on event for more information              Time: 5:30 PM    Time: 9:00 AM August 17 (7:30 am)VCRP Monthly Breakfast Central Committee:Wayne Parke, ChairmanMary Jo Kaiser, Political DirectorDottie Thomas, Vice ChairmanLon Walters, Secretary September 14Fun Shoot Fundraiser  County Council 2020 Budget  Hearing- Date: Thursday August 22, 2019   Date: August 26, 2019  County Council Meeting-   Date: Wednesday August 21, 2019   Make sure you add [email protected] to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox! Doors open: 5:30pm CTTown Hall: 6:00pm – 7:30pm CTLocation: Southern Indiana Career and Technical School – Assembly Hall 1901 Lynch Rd, Evansville, IN 47711 You’re invited to join Congressman Larry Bucshon for a town hall meeting .  2020 House Republican Internship Program :The Indiana House of Representatives Republican Internship Program offers paid, spring semester internships at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge of state government through active participation in the legislative process.Learn more HERE…         Apply HERE.                 The deadline to apply is October 31st. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare scvasvasvasvlast_img read more

WHO NEEDS DIRECTIONS? by JIM REDWINE

first_img Gavel GamutBy Jim Redwine(Week 28 November 2016)WHO NEEDS DIRECTIONS?Christopher Columbus commanded three ships: the Niña with 20 men, the Pinta with 26 men, and the Santa Maria with 41 men. There were no women. Chris landed in1492 in what we now call the Bahamas. He thought he had reached his goal of the Indies.That group of Pilgrims who landed in what they hoped was northern Virginia was composed of 102 passengers. While there were women on board only 41 adult males signed the Mayflower Compact in November 1620. The Mayflower Compact set forth their original destination: “[A] voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia”.Half the passengers of the Mayflower died during the harsh northern winter of 1620-21. The main men in charge were William Bradford, Myles Standish, Edward Winslow, John Carver, William Winslow and John Alden. No women had any say in navigation from England to America.Had the Mayflower landed in Virginia instead of Massachusetts it is unlikely so many passengers would have expired due to the weather and lack of food. A slight turn to the left while still out to sea could have resulted in a landing in a more temperate and hospitable clime. On the other hand, as the Jamestown settlors of Roanoke, Virginia experienced, the locals in Virginia were less hospitable than those who saved the Puritans of Plymouth, Massachusetts, some twenty years later.Of course, the Wampanoag Native Americans who saved the lives of the Plymouth Bay colonists may have eventually experienced the realization of the adage, “No good deed goes unpunished”. They were, at least, invited to the first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621.The Mayflower compact set the proper tone of America’s democratic ideals. It was a solemn commitment to, “… combine ourselves together in a civil body politic” and to, “ … adhere to future laws as are just and equal … for the general good of the Colony”.President George Washington signed a Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789 recommending a commemoration on the first Thursday of each November. President Abraham Lincoln, during the midst of the Civil War, 1863, set a national day of Thanksgiving for the fourth Thursday in November and Congress in 1941 established a national day of Thanksgiving as a federally recognized holiday.The events that have transpired since 1492 and 1620 due to two incidents of missed directions give those of us of the male persuasion great credence when those on the distaff side claim we do not know where we are going. It is not so much that we may be lost, it is that we have great confidence we will eventually arrive at a better place.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Sweet thoughts

first_imgWindow Displays: Make a real feature of your window to encourage people to linger and come into your bakeryAnalyse your sales: Constantly assess your product offering. Pay attention to what sells well and adapt these for Valentine’s Day specialsYour market: Identify who your typical customers are (office workers, ‘grey’ market, school kids). What do or do they not like? What can you do to appeal to this market?Staff: Train and incentivise your staff to be in a position to promote the seasonal specialsPersonalise: Cookies and muffins can be iced in-store on demand to increase impactDifferentiate: Create Valentine’s lines with added sensory experience using gourmet fillings and toppings, indulgent flavour combinations and a high-quality appearance. Half strawberries dipped in chocolate make an indulgent decoration on muffins and cakesAdd value: Getting creative will add value and visual appeal, you can use inexpensive Valentine’s-themed sugar plaques, ribbons and packaging to make bakery lines extra specialPresentation: Make up some Valentine’s Day gift baskets that will command a premiumSigns: Signs have been shown to increase sales by up to 49%. Use words such as ‘mouth-watering’, ‘freshly baked’, ‘moist’ and ‘delicious’ to tempt people to buyNovelty shapes: Frogs, lips, hearts and flowers create a point of difference.Bag a heartMini Brownie Bites recipeAdd 130g vegetable oil to 1kg Chocolate Mississippi Cake/Muffin Mix. Mix for 30 seconds on 1st speed, add 290g water and 140g of sugar and mix for one minute on 1st speedScrape down and mix for a further one minute on 1st speed. Fold in chocolate chips, as requiredScale as required and spread batter flat. Bake at 180°C (360°F) for 35 minutesOnce cool, cut into squares or hearts and decoratelast_img read more

Speech: What we talk about when we talk about green cities

first_img Lee Hazel in Wiltshire was given a confiscation order of £1.97million, with an 8 year custodial sentence should he fail to pay, following the disposal of waste on a farm and the illegal importation and treatment of unpermitted waste. Barry Kilroe was sentenced in Manchester Crown Court to 15 months after breaching permit conditions at two waste sites that caught fire – closing the M60 motorway and the Manchester to Liverpool railway line. the circular economy is emptying your recycling bin; natural capital is flowing into the Manchester Ship Canal; And, climate resilience is walking through your sewers. And, on October 30, 6 former corporate officers of waste companies in Nottinghamshire got a mixture of immediate prison sentences, suspended prison sentences and community orders following illegal waste operations in the Midlands. David Shrigley (not the artist) was sentenced to 40 days for refusing to remove waste from a site in Cornwall that posed a serious fire risk and environmental harm. Martin McDonagh ran away to Ireland to avoid 20 months for removing household waste in Plymouth and dumping it randomly out the back of a blue transit van. We’re pursuing him with a European arrest warrant. These are just a few examples of our action.I am proud of my colleagues in the Environment Agency for their bravery in bringing these criminals to justice and I am pleased that following sentencing guidelines in 2014, courts began imposing higher fines for environmental offences.However, for the damage these crimes do to the environment and to communities’ health and wellbeing; for their flagrant disregard for public safety; for the money taken out of pockets of responsible local businesses, and – in some cases – into the pockets of organised crime: I still don’t think the deterrent is strong enough.-Today, I am calling for higher fines and custodial sentences for waste criminals.How we deal with the rising tide of waste is a global challenge, but no one should have to live next door to this disgusting criminality:Not by the sea; not in the countryside; and not in Manchester.Of course, I realise we won’t solve all of our waste problems with jail time.Waste criminals are exploiting the weaknesses of a linear economy.In this role, I’ve visited illegal waste sites, and I can tell you that packaging from even the most responsible businesses ends up there.All companies need to consider their duty of care in fully understanding where their waste products go.I look forward to hearing from Marks & Spencer’s Mike Barry – speaking next – about this area of their business.-Everyone should be challenging themselves to do more.A circular economy is a useful target to aim for.Ultimately, the circular economy, natural capital and climate resilience are simply useful pointers to a better way of organising ourselves.And they apply in Manchester as much as anywhere else in the world.If they sound complicated – that’s because life is pretty complicated.Maybe we should take the advice of the American writer Nora Ephron who said:“It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications.”-As we try to understand these vast, complicated challenges today at the Green Summit, I want to leave you with one very simple thought:The Environment Agency is here to help.Thank you. (I know this because I have walked in your sewers with the Environment Agency’s confined spaces team – who work to reduce flood risk from the rivers beneath Manchester’s streets.)The challenges facing the world in the next century will be felt most by people living in cities.The Committee on Climate Change has identified increased flooding as the biggest climate risk facing the UK.And, in November 2017, Moody’s rating agency warned cities to address climate risk or face credit downgrades. Climate change will bring heavier storms than the one you saw here on Boxing Day 2015.We must ensure Manchester’s investments and ambitions are not undermined by the weather.We need to stop force majeure from becoming run-of-the-mill.-So, what to do?Well, the short answer is you need to attract enough industry and development to invest in resilient infrastructure, so that you can keep your power, water, communications and transport running smoothly in all conditions – while ensuring that you don’t lose the natural environment and culture that made people want to live in Manchester in the first place.-I said it was the short answer, not that it was an easy answer.But, Manchester has faithfully reinvented itself before, so let’s roll our sleeves up and do it again.-There are many people who are here today to help – and as Chair of the Environment Agency, I want us to be your partner of choice in your ambition to become one of Europe’s leading green cities.As an emergency responder, our first priority is your safety in severe weather.Our broader role is to protect and enhance the environment while ensuring sustainable growth and development.We’re working with Business in the Community to bring companies in Manchester together with local communities and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to deliver sustainable drainage in schools and for the NHS.For four years, we’ve been working in the GMCA – and its predecessors – allowing us to enhance the contribution of natural assets like clean air, water and green space while protecting major investments.For instance, the £1 billion redevelopment of the old Royal Mail Depot near Piccadilly.We are supporting GMCA’s involvement with the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities programme, helping Manchester prepare to meet the challenges of 21st century life.Through your selection as the Government’s Urban Pioneer, we are exploring the potential for taking a natural capital approach to development decisions.We are working to improve water quality in the city’s rivers and we have restocked the River Irwell with 10,000 course fish for local anglers.-Most of all, we are part of Manchester.Our work, ably led by area director Lee Rawlinson, creates new jobs and local skills among colleagues and partners who are proud to call Manchester home.The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan puts natural capital at the heart of the industrial strategy.It also says we will make sure “that all policies, programmes and investment decisions take into account the possible extent of climate change this century.”We currently have 1659 kilometres of flood assets in Greater Manchester, including the recent £10 million Salford Flood Improvements Scheme, delivered with Salford City Council, which protects nearly 2,000 properties.As well as protecting existing development, it enables over 90 hectares of regeneration in Lower Broughton and delivered 5.5 hectares of new wetland habitat, 10 hectares of wildflower meadow and 2.5 kilometres of new footpath and cycleway.By giving people safe lanes to cycle on, we can also reduce emissions from the roads – helping everyone breathe cleaner air.While looking at the potential for that scheme, we discovered 344 kilometres of Greater Manchester’s flood assets are within 10 metres of a cycle path.So, I am announcing today that we will work with Chris Boardman, the walking and cycling commissioner, to make our flood assets part of the city’s cycle lanes.This is a fantastic example of how to combine natural capital, with climate resilience, wildlife protection and the creation of green spaces.-But I realise that such projects usually require a lot of private sector investment to get off the ground.We’re working on it.I’ve got 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry and I’m a member of the government’s Green Finance Taskforce, which reports in to Claire Perry, who we just heard from, and the Treasury.We’re pushing for the development of natural capital thinking in the UK to create more opportunities to generate revenue from projects that improve the natural environment.Measuring the benefits of these will sharpen the business case for investment and help to unlock private finance for environmental projects, thereby supporting the resilience of UK infrastructure.An understanding of natural capital will certainly help climate resilience, but how does the circular economy fit in?-At the end of 2017, Blue Planet 2 focussed minds on the impacts of plastic pollution.That television programme – called “public service broadcasting at its finest” by the Prime Minister, has already made a difference to our lives, with the extension of the plastic bag charge.But it seems tackling plastic pollution is a bit like spring cleaning: as soon as you start, you find more dirt. Just last week, researchers from The University of Manchester told us they had found the highest levels of microplastics anywhere in the world in the River Tame, in Denton.-We’re working with the water industry and leading academics to investigate microplastics entering the environment.This work will inform plans to tackle the pollution at the source, before it reaches local rivers.In January, I was in Cornwall announcing £750,000 for a scheme to fight plastic washing up on beaches – a pilot scheme that we hope will inform further action around the country.I am hopeful, but I don’t underestimate the challenge.Councils are already feeling the Chinese government’s decision to ban imports of plastic waste, as this adds millions of tonnes of waste to our current systems.Waste management businesses are the unsung heroes of the environmental movement.Their work to ensure that the Right Waste goes to the Right Place, is an essential service.Unfortunately, good waste businesses are too often undermined.The economic impact of waste crime in England in 2015 was estimated to be at least £604 million – not to mention the incalculable misery and ill health it brings to people all over the country.The Environment Agency stands with Greater Manchester police and authorities all over the country in our commitment to stamp out environmental crime.In January, new powers were introduced for my colleagues to lock gates and block access to problem waste sites.Last year, we were closing over 2 illegal waste sites every day and we will always push for prosecution.-For example, last year: ‘What we talk about when we talk about green cities’Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment AgencyManchester Green Summit, 21 March 2018In an article for the New Statesman in January, the editor of the Today Programme, Sarah Sands, wrote about the type of language that works in newspapers and words that work on the radio.She shared an anecdote about working with Prince Harry, who guest edited the show over Christmas.During an on air discussion about supermarkets and plastic, the Prince wanted the presenter to ask:“Do we need to create a circular rather than a linear economy?”An important question that I’m sure many people will want to discuss today.But instead of asking that, the editor pressed the button and said to the presenter:“Say, should there be more pressure from the government?”-This is an important lesson for those of us who care about green issues.If we are to persuade people of our cause we should note that even Prince Harry can’t get the “circular economy” on the radio.-Of course – there are good reasons for using nerdy terms like “the circular economy”, “natural capital” and “climate resilience”.But, the seemingly impossible scale of these issues is bigger than our day to day activities.So, the words we use as shorthand, aren’t part of everyday language.-I want to thank the Mayor for inviting me to join you today.Manchester is the perfect place to talk about these things.As the cradle of the industrial revolution – and a place that has reinvented itself more than once – these huge global challenges are alive in your city.In Manchester:last_img read more

County health department blames cold weather for recent spike in water main breaks

first_imgBROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department says recent cold weather is to blame for a spike in water main breaks across the county. Phelps said this can happen for a couple of reasons. Or, “If it’s a certain area where there’s not much water being used, there’s no water flowing through, it’s sitting stagnant, it’s going to freeze inside the pipe as well it can actually crack that way.” One, “We recently had a cold snap, we’re down in the single digits, those types of temperature without much snow cover to actually insulate the ground, we do get the ground as it freezes expands obviously, so as it expands sometimes it contacts pipes, puts pressure on pipes that already have a considerable amount of pressure from the water pressure inside.” When it comes to the break, “it can be anything from a small crack sometimes they split right in half, those are the one where the street’s flooded.” In the last week, there have been four water main breaks in Broome County: two in Endicott, one in Vestal and one in Johnson City just this past Tuesday.center_img Environmental Health Director for the Broome County Health Department Joshua Phelps explained water main breaks Thursday. Referring to a ‘water main,’ he said, “A water main is going to be one that has a large amount of water as opposed to a smaller distribution line going to a home, so a water main might feed one street, several streets just depending on the size.” So Phelps said ultimately, “In our field if we see something like that in the same time frame, widespread across the county, the causal factor is usually something like weather, something big enough to impact the whole area where you’re having those same issues.” If you’re notified of a boil water advisory because of a water main break, Phelps advises to follow directions until it’s lifted.last_img read more

TripAdvisor plans to introduce a loyalty program to win the battle against Google Travel

first_imgWhen you think of the experience of online travel booking, such as searching portals like Priceline.com, Expedia.com or Booking.com, the loyalty program is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But in the campaign against Google Travel, a loyalty program could be the element that will put online travel agencies at an advantage, Skift reports. TripAdvisor is not the only one considering a loyalty program. And Booking Holdings, which owns platforms like Booking.com, Agoda.com and Kayak.com, plans to upgrade its existing program. Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, said the company plans to “expand the reach of the Genius program.” However, with minimal differences between online travel agencies, TripAdvisor will have to differentiate itself very creatively and ultimately offer users unique value. Of course, this would not be the first loyalty program in the online travel agency sector – Expedia Rewards and Orbitz Rewards have been around for years. However, TripAdvisor could make a difference thanks to its powerful review-based system.center_img This is at least the idea of ​​TripAdvisor, which in its latest financial reports has hinted that they are determining the type of loyalty program that makes sense to their community. The concept is, in this case, that current TripAdvisor members are already showing deeper engagement with the platform. By implementing a loyalty program, users will have an additional incentive to stay in the TripAdvisor network, and as far away from Google’s “claws” as possible. Source / photo: Shift; TripAdvisorlast_img read more

Secondary market looks healthy out in front

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South Korea’s Moon honors Gwangju Uprising victims

first_imgChun, who was convicted in 1996 of treason over Gwangju and condemned to death but released following a presidential pardon, remains hugely divisive and still denies any direct involvement in the suppression of the movement.Moon has regularly highlighted Gwangju, and on Monday reiterated his call for it to be included in the country’s constitution.He backed a newly launched probe into the crackdown, urging those responsible for the “state-led violence” to come forward.”The purpose is not to punish, but to record our history properly,” Moon said.”If you confess the truth now, it will open a path toward forgiveness and reconciliation.”The South is still technically at war with the nuclear-armed North and Moon’s opposition seeks to paint him as a Pyongyang sympathizer, while attempting to use Gwangju to discredit liberals by linking them to the North. Those who died, Moon said “believed that those who will remain will open up a better world. They were convinced that today’s defeat will turn to tomorrow’s victory”.”Those who survived fought for democracy to fulfill the yearnings of the dead.”But Gwangju remains one of the most politicized historical events in a heavily polarized country.Some conservatives in the South continue to condemn the uprising as a Communist-inspired rebellion, while the left-leaning Moon — who participated in other anti-dictatorship protests — has reopened investigations into the military’s actions, including an alleged helicopter shooting incident. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in honored the victims of the pro-democracy Gwangju Uprising on Monday, speaking at the spot where protestors were killed 40 years ago.Demonstrators protesting against military dictator Chun Doo-hwan confronted his martial law troops on May 18, 1980.Official bodies point to around 160 dead over the next 10 days — including some soldiers and police — and more than 70 missing, but activists say up to three times as many may have been killed. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal to rival PSG for Manchester United contract rebel Ander Herrera

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 Mar 2019 11:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link417Shares Arsenal to rival PSG for Manchester United contract rebel Ander Herrera Herrera will not be short of offers if he does decide to leave United (Picture: Getty)‘It’s logical when you’ve got three months left on your contact and there is an international break. I knew something would come out.‘I take it as normal. I focus on playing football in the month-and-a-half that remains (of the season). The rest is left to my agent, both the possible renewal with United and any talks with another club for my departure.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bolster his midfield in the summer (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is in need of a new midfielder with Aaron Ramsey joining Juventus in the summer and is a fan of his compatriot.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTForeign clubs are already able to hold pre-contract talks with Herrera, though Arsenal will have to wait until he has been released before making official contact – giving PSG the edge.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHerrera is believed to be looking to almost double his current £80,000-a-week salary, with PSG prepared to offer him a three-year deal, though he would be open to staying in the Premier League.Speaking about the speculation, Herrera told El Periodico: ‘I do not concern myself with what will happen in four months, so I do not know if my time here is over.center_img Advertisement The Spaniard’s current deal expires in the summer and he could leave Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are ready to rival Paris Saint-Germain for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and have registered their interest in the Spaniard, according to reports.Herrera is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer, when he can leave the club on a free transfer, and has already received a £150,000-a-week contract offer from PSG.The 29-year-old insists he is yet to decide where he will play his future next season, and now the Daily Mail claim Arsenal are hoping to lure him to the Emirates. Advertisementlast_img read more