Crowd build up as games nears end

first_imgAt BSP Stadium were track and field, hockey, beach volleyball and netball are being played, a bumper crowd is expected.As early as 8am this morning, people who have yet to purchase tickets lined up at the ticket booths to grab the remaining tickets to be part of the games.On the draw card today, the track and field events started at 10am and end at 1:50pm with the relay of the men and women’s 4x100m relay.In beach volleyball, PNG women will play for the bronze medal play off at 2pm and men gold medal qualifier at 1pm. And in netball, the PNG ladies will look to book a ticket to the gold medal play off as they take on Cook Islands after lunch, and the hockey men and women qualifiers run from 1-5:30pm this afternoon.last_img read more

US Open: Federer tries to end decade drought in New York

first_imgFederer hasn’t done it in the biggest moments in New York over the last decade. The loss to del Potro was followed by semifinal defeats against Djokovic in both 2010 and 2011, blowing two match points in both. He finally got back to the final again in 2015 but was beaten by Djokovic, then had to miss the 2016 event because of a knee injury.He won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in a resurgent 2017 but tweaked his back while reaching the Montreal final and knew his body and his game weren’t in shape by the time he got to New York.“I knew from the get-go it was not going to be possible for me to win,” Federer said. “Everything would have had to fall into place.”So he was even more cautious in monitoring his schedule this year, sitting out the clay-court season again and pulling out of Toronto, making Cincinnati his only hard-court warmup. That’s left him only four tournaments in five months, perhaps explaining some of the shots that once were winners but were sprayed around the court against Djokovic.“It’s a fine line of how fit do you need to be and how much tennis can you play to be competitive?” Hall of Famer Rod Laver said. “And if you’re not able to go get the match practice, then you’ve got to rely on being competitive on the other side of the coin, which is how fit can you be. He certainly is fit enough but mentally in the final, I could tell he was sort of down. You could tell he was just frustrated with some of the shots that he played.”Federer won’t second-guess his scheduling, believing he’s made the right decisions for his preparation. Nor will he kick himself over the U.S. Opens lost over the last decade.“I won the U.S. Open five times. So I stand here pretty happy, to be quite honest,” Federer said. “It’s not like, ‘God, the U.S. Open never worked out for me.’ It hasn’t the last couple years, but it’s all good.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “I still wish I could have played that match again,” Federer said Friday.He’s never been that close to winning the U.S. Open since, just once even reaching the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’That would have been hard to imagine then, when Federer would steamroll into New York at the tail end of some of the greatest seasons in tennis history. He was 247-15 from 2004-06, and knew he’d figure things out across seven matches on the hard courts in a city where he is so comfortable.“For a long period I think I was not losing much,” Federer said, “and when I came to the Open, I had all the answers for all the guys, all my opponents, all conditions, wind, you know, night, day. I really embraced everything about New York.” Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Still does, which is why — at age 37, and a full decade removed from his last title at the place — Federer believes he can succeed again at the year’s final Grand Slam tournament and collect a male-record 21st major when main-draw play begins Monday. A sixth U.S. Open title would break a tie with Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras for the most in the professional era.“Well, I mean, it would mean the world to me,” he said.Novak Djokovic just beat Federer in the final in Cincinnati, and the Wimbledon champion might be the favorite in New York. Defending champion Rafael Nadal is the top seed after taking back the No. 1 ranking that Federer had regained earlier this season for the first time in five years, and del Potro is up to a career-best No. 3 in the world and proved again he could handle Federer at the U.S. Open when he stopped him last year in the quarterfinals.Yet few would count out No. 2 seed Federer, even as erratic as his gifted game looked against Djokovic on Sunday in Ohio.“If you are playing well before, is easier to play well in the Grand Slam, no? No doubt of that,” Nadal said. “At the same time it’s true that especially a few players are able to increase the level of concentration, the level of tennis, level of intensity in some places. If you have to do it, this is one of the places.”ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer, of Switzerland, wipes his face during his match against Thanasi Kokkinakis, of Australia, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)NEW YORK — Even with all the times Roger Federer held the U.S. Open trophy, he still can’t forget the time it slipped through his fingers.He had won five titles in a row in Flushing Meadows and was a game away from a sixth in 2009 when Juan Martin del Potro pulled out a fourth-set tiebreaker, then won the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Body of US-based chef found in Kitty apartment

first_imgThe nude body of a US-based chef was on Sunday morning discovered on the kitchen floor of his Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown apartment. The dead man has been identified as 52-year-old Andrew Gordon.Dead US Based Chef, Andre GordonBased on reports received, the man, who was scheduled to return to the United States today, was last seen alive on Friday evening. However, relatives became worried after calls to his mobile phone went unanswered between Friday evening and Sunday morning.They nevertheless, contacted a friend and requested that he check on Gordon. As he arrived at the man’s Lot 51 Station Street, Kitty apartment, he recognised that the doors were open. He called out several times for the man but there were no answers.It was at this time that he decided to enter the house where he saw the man lying on the kitchen flood in a nude state. An alarm was raised and the police were summoned. While the detectives stated that no marks of violence were found on the man’s body, bloodstains were reportedly seen on his neck.Persons in the area contended that the now dead man entertained lots of people at his apartment including a group of young ladies. When Guyana Times visited the scene on Sunday afternoon, neighbours were tight-lipped.His body was taken to the Lyken Funeral Home where a post-mortem is expected to be conducted today. Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

Croatia on fire after World Cup ‘miracle’

first_imgCroatia beat England 2-1 in extra-time thanks to a Mario Mandzukic goal in the second period of extra-time to book a date with France in Moscow on Sunday.Thousands of fans gathered at the country’s largest fan zone in Zagreb’s main square, braving intermittent rain to cheer on the “Fiery Ones” (Vatreni) on a giant screen.“We don’t intend to stop now,” coach Zlatko Dalic assured HRT.Popular song “Play my Croatia” was played on radio stations and waiters, shop workers, TV presenters and nurses donned red-and-white jerseys.Some stores closed early to enable employees to watch the match, with various concerts, plays and cinema screenings cancelled.The side led by Luka Modric have been feted as national heroes for their run to the last four in Russia.They matched the feat of their predecessors in 1998 who reached the semi-finals in the country’s first World Cup as an independent nation.But on Wednesday night Dalic’s players did even better, securing a historic first World Cup final for the country of about four million people.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia fans in Zagreb celebrate the World Cup semi-final win over England which sets up a first ever appearance in the final © AFP / Denis LovrovicZAGREB, Croatia, Jul 11 – Tears and cries of joy, hugs and chants, firecrackers and flares — Croatia was on fire late Wednesday after their victory against England set up a first ever appearance in a World Cup final.“Croatia in World Cup finals! It is so beautiful! Miracle of all miracles in Russia!” the state-run HRT television commentator Drago Cosic shouted ecstatically.last_img read more

Bandari better side than Leopards, say Simba

first_img“I saw them (Bandari) play and I think they are on a higher level than Leopards and now we will also have to raise our level. We know that some good clubs are out and we will do our best to keep the cup here in Tanzania,” the Belgian said.Simba beat Leopards 2-1 in the first round tie on Wednesday with Aussems heavily rotating his squad having come off a tough outing away in the CAF Champions League against DR Congo’s AS Vita in Lubumbashi where they lost massively 5-0.Looking back at that AFC game, the tactician said he was pleased with only 60 minutes of the game and says they ‘played nothing’ after conceding from Vincent Oburu’s goal.“We had a tough game last weekend in Congo and we had to play all players 45 minutes each. I have a group of 22 players at my disposal and we try to balance the squad as well. The first 60 minutes was good but after conceding a stupid goal, we didn’t play much after that,” the coach said.Simba SC fans cheer on their team during their Sportpesa Cup first round match against AFC Leopards at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 23, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We played AFC a few weeks ago here and we played them again in the first round of this competition and I think they made a good performance, sometimes it’s not easy when you play a team twice and I think they have improved since last game we played against them.”Aussems said he had to give each player who had a big role to play in Lubumbashi at least 45 minutes but he expects them to be fresher against Bandari after having longer rest.But still, the French tactician says despite the fact that he wants his side to win the tournament, his biggest target is to prepare for their third Champions League group stage match against Egyptian giants Al Ahly.“We have come into this tournament with an objective to win it. But I will be honest the biggest thing for me is the game against Al Ahly. This game will help me prepare for Al Ahly. It is good because sometimes apart from training, you need some competitive matches to help you prepare,” he noted.Simba SC forward Meddie Kagere has won the title twice with Gor Mahia and is looking to bring the good luck in to his new club. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSimba are looking to become the first Tanzanian team to win the competition and are now Tanzania’s biggest hopes with giants Yanga having been eliminated by Kariobangi Sharks.With defending champions Gor Mahia also eliminated from the competition, Aussems says they have a huge chance of seeing the title remain in Tanzania and earn the right to host English Premier League side Everton FC for their first pre-season engagement for the 2019/2020 season in July.Simba expect their good run at the National Stadium to continue against Bandari with at some point club spokesperson Hajji Manara declaring that not even Barcelona can beat them at Taifa.Simba has won two massive games at the stadium, a 3-1 victory over Nkana in the first round of the Champions League earning them a slot in the group stages while their last major engagement at the iconic stadium was a 3-0 beating of Algerian outfit JS Saoura in their first group stage match.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards forward Eugene Mukangula attempts to dribble past Simba SC midfielder Jonas Mkude during their Sportpesa Cup first round match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 23, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, January 25 – Having watched Bandari play in their 1-0 win over Singida United on Tuesday, Simba SC head coach Patrick Aussems expects a tougher tie compared to their game against AFC Leopards when the two sides clash in the semi-final of the SportPesa Cup on Friday evening at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.Aussems believes Bandari who finished second in last season’s Kenyan Premier League are tactically and technically superior than Leopards, but believes they will be able to overcome the Kenyan side and progress to their second consecutive final.last_img read more

He MUST stay! Spurs star says club can do ‘something special’ with Pochettino

first_img Jan Vertonghen embraces Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino 1 Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham can achieve huge success in the coming years – if they keep hold of head coach Mauricio Pochettino.Pochettino has helped turn Spurs into genuine Premier League title contenders in only his second season at the helm.The Argentine is drawing admiring glances from other clubs, but Vertonghen believes he is on the cusp on producing ‘something special’ at White Hart Lane.“For me it is vital [that Pochettino stays],” said the Belgian. “To keep this thing going, he has to stay.“I think everyone wants him to stay and he feels that – that we want to fight for him and that this team is the best thing for him so I hope he stays.”He added: “If you feel the spirit in this team, it is something special at the training ground, in between the players. It’s everywhere.“If you feel the buzz around the club, it’s something I haven’t experienced before in this way.“I am extremely excited. It is something I have never experienced before and we have to keep this together.“Not just the players, the squad as well, the crowd and then nice things can happen.”Sunday’s 3-0 defeat of Champions League hopefuls Manchester United saw Tottenham consolidate second place in the Premier League.They remain seven points adrift of leaders Leicester, but the north Londoners are not giving up on the title with five games left to play.“We have to believe,” said Vertonghen. “I think we showed belief on the pitch and obviously Leicester, compliments to them, but we have to try and chase them.“For us, personally, it is important to win these games, to show the rest of the Premier League that we don’t give up.“That we’re there and we’re ready for next season as well. We will try to compete on every level and I think this team is capable of doing that.”last_img read more

RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE BALLYARE 10K

first_imgFINN Valley’s Gerard Gallagher romped to victory in one of the toughest 10km races in the Donegal calendar at Ballyare.With thanks to Kieran Carlin for the pictures:All the results are below: Ballyare 10k 2014 Place Time  No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 33.16 103 Gerard Gallagher SM Finn Valley A.C.2 36.10 148 Ciaran McGonagle SM Rosses AC 3 36.23 120 Noel Diver SM Rosses AC4 36.58 80 Liam Doherty SM Cranford AC5 36.58 104 John Sweeney SM Cranford AC6 37.16 165 Brian Crossan SM Individual7 37.17 72 Jude O’Donnell M40+ Individual 8 37.30 73 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A.C.9 38.35 102 Paul Doherty SM 24/7 Triathlon Club10 38.40 144 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A.C.11 39.28 155 Paul Murray SM Finn Valley A.C. 12 39.31 156 Barry Coyle SM Individual13 39.42 130 Paul Dillon M40+ Individual14 39.46 77 Joe Gallagher M40+ Milford A C15 39.58 71 Pat Hegarty M50+ Finn Valley A.C.16 39.59 68 Anthony Doherty M45+ Individual17 40.03 66 Joe Hegarty M40+ Individual18 40.11 65 Michael McHugh M40+ Milford A C19 40.27 97 Damien McGoohan SM 24/7 Triathlon Club20 40.28 112 Raymond McGahey M40+ Individual21 40.29 83 Nick Fowell M40+ 24/7 Triathlon Club22 40.30 79 Paul Cullen SM 24/7 Triathlon Club23 40.31 99 Paul Lynch SM 24/7 Triathlon Club24 40.46 163 Michael Murphy SM Cranford AC25 41.11 85 Gerard McGettigan M50+ Milford A C26 41.15 161 Mark Connolly M50+ Finn Valley A.C.27 41.16 114 Des Goyvaarts SM Individual28 41.18 157 Declan McCann SM Individual29 41.43 124 Adrian Gill SM UHG30 42.10 94 Colm McTaggart SM Individual31 42.13 98 Brian Doherty SM Milford A C32 42.17 134 Terry McFadden SM Milford A C33 42.19 123 Johnathon Edwards SM Individual34 42.43 149 Francis Gildea SM Individual35 42.51 75 Eugene McGettigan SM 24/7 Triathlon Club36 42.54 146 Karl Crossan SM Individual37 42.55 136 Paul Gildea SM Individual38 43.11 160 Kieran McMonagle SM Individual39 43.31 91 Daniel Cullen SM Letterkenny A.C.40 43.33 140 Paddy McCauley SM Individual41 43.33 135 Patricia Nulty SW Milford A C42 43.34 122 Hugh Coll M40+ Individual43 43.40 84 James Gibbons M50+ Milford A C44 43.43 141 Carl McGinley JM Individual45 43.52 162 Paul Friel M40+ Milford A C46 44.19 107 P.J Lyons M40+ Individual47 44.25 151 Paul Lee M40+ Letterkenny A.C.48 44.43 132 Emma McGee SW Letterkenny A.C.49 44.49 119 Gavin McCrossan SM Individual50 44.52 82 Tony Gallagher M50+ Finn Valley A.C.51 44.58 131 James Whoriskey SM Milford A C52 45.02 87 Mark Houston JM Individual53 45.06 106 Noreen Bonner W50+ Finn Valley A.C.54 45.14 126 Gerard McConnell SM Individual55 45.51 143 Ciaran Burke SM Individual56 46.12 86 Gerard Dorrian M50+ Individual57 46.41 133 Catherine McKinley SW Letterkenny A.C.58 46.45 142 Eugene McGinley M40+ Individual59 46.52 96 Seamus Ferry M40+ Milford A C60 46.52 125 Tim Flanagan M40+ Milford A C61 46.58 154 John Ward SM Milford A C62 47.15 90 David Connors SM Milford A C63 47.31 129 Darren Ferry SM Individual64 47.55 110 Mary Hippsley W40+ Finn Valley A.C.65 47.56 88 Martin Anderson M40+ Finn Valley A.C.66 47.57 101 conor Mc Gonagle M40+ Finn Valley A.C.67 47.58 92 Liam McGinty M40+ Finn Valley A.C.68 47.59 67 Joseph Casey M40+ Individual69 48.00 111 Sean O’Leary M50+ Finn Valley A.C.70 48.06 129 Darren Ferry SM Individual71 48.42 105 John Ferry M40+ Individual72 48.43 100 Marian Kerr W35+ Letterkenny A.C.73 49.02 108 John Pollock M50+ Individual74 49.13 89 Brian Duffy M40+ Individual75 49.23 128 Margaret Shields W45+ Letterkenny A.C.76 49.38 150 Kenneth Moore M40+ Milford A C77 50.22 145 Catherine Regan SW Letterkenny A.C.78 50.23 138 Shaun O’Donnell M50+ Lifford AC79 50.34 152 Derek Brennan SM Individual80 50.41 69 James Doherty SM Milford A C81 50.47 118 Claire Molloy SW Individual82 50.47 116 David Doherty SM Individual83 50.52 164 Francesca Patton SW Convoy Runners84 50.55 137 Noel Kilpatrick SM Milford A C85 51.22 147 Gary Price SM Individual86 51.23 166 John Carr SM Individual87 51.25 167 Paul Thornton SM Individual88 51.29 78 Mark Gildea SM Individual89 51.40 109 Aidan Dorrian JM Milford A C90 51.46 117 Barry Fox SM Individual91 52.10 158 Oliver Gallagher SM Individual92 52.14 95 Darina Ferry W40+ Milford A C93 52.31 74 Bridgeen Doherty SW Individual94 52.41 76 Hugh O’Donnell M50+ Individual95 54.02 70 Tommy Naughton SM Individual96 54.26 81 Mary Martin W60+ Finn Valley A.C.97 57.06 115 Christine Coyle W40+ Milford A C98 59.49 93 Ann Doherty M60+ Milford A C99 60.10 121 John Lafferty M40+ Individual100 61.16 64 Lisa Smith W40+ Bangor101 62.44 159 Rachael Gallagher SW IndividualTotal Runners: 10115 August 2014 RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE BALLYARE 10K was last modified: August 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp 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Is Your Drinking Water Safe?

first_imgIs There Lead in the Water of Your Green Building?Should You Worry About PFOA in Your Water?Water Risks Higher in Green Buildings, Report FindsStudy Finds EPA Lax in Protecting California WaterPiping as PoisonEPA Looks at Fracking Risks to Water By SUSAN BOSER and DIANE OLESONAmerica’s drinking water infrastructure is aging and in serious need of modernization. Pipes are overdue for replacement, and water and wastewater treatment systems need upgrades to deal with new classes of pollutants. Changing a drinking water standard or adding a new substance to the list of contaminants regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency is time-consuming. Some water systems are having problems meeting current standards, much less upgrading to meet new requirements.A 2017 Gallup poll found that 63 percent of Americans worry a great deal about drinking water pollution. And a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, “Threats on Tap,” suggests that they have good reason. According to the report, community water systems — public systems that serve cities and towns year-round — registered more than 80,000 reported violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015.As water resource educators with Penn State University’s Extension service, our role is to educate the public using research-based information. Most of our work is focused on private water systems — mainly wells and springs, which are used by over 15 million U.S. households. These private systems share many of the critical concerns about public systems addressed in NRDC’s national report. Critical contaminantsBacterial contamination threatens public and private water supplies. It can happen at the source, during water treatment — especially as systems age — or in the piping systems that deliver water to customers.Public water systems are required to disinfect water and maintain a secondary level of disinfectant throughout the system to ensure that water delivered to homes is safe. Leaky supply lines cause several types of problems. First, they waste treated water. Second, they can lower water pressure in the system. When this happens, untreated water can seep in, contaminating water that has already been treated.High-quality construction and maintenance are crucial for private water systems too. We have seen systems that lacked a watertight well cap, allowing insects or surface water to enter the well. Some wells have cracked casings enclosing the well bore hole, or no casing at all, which can allow polluted runoff to contaminate water in the well. When private septic systems fail to properly treat wastewater, bacteria from the wastewater can contaminate the landowner’s private well, and may reach aquifers serving other nearby wells and municipal systems.The water supply crisis in Flint, Michigan has brought new attention to lead contamination and other impacts associated with corrosive water. Similar problems exist in other private and public systems. Most lead contamination comes from supply lines to the home or lead solder in pipes and fixtures within the home.We receive calls from homeowners concerned about lead in both public and private water supplies. If their home was built before lead solder was banned from plumbing systems in 1991, we recommend testing their water. Clean water and proper sanitation have greatly improved life expectancy in the United States over the past 150 years. Now, however, we see an urgent need to upgrade water infrastructure, and to update regulations, enforcement and public education about drinking water safety. With many public and private water systems across the nation aging and under stress, it is important for everyone to understand the risks associated with drinking water contamination, and to know how to take simple steps such as having their water tested if they suspect there may be a problem. The authors are extension educators with Pennsylvania State University. This article was originally published at The Conversation.center_img RELATED ARTICLES Monitoring and testing are crucialWe can treat only what we monitor. Over the years, Penn State Extension’s research has found that fewer than 50% of private water system owners have ever had their water tested. Although we work to educate private water system owners about their responsibility to monitor their water, and recommend testing it annually, many owners only do so when they are concerned about their water’s appearance or taste.Monitoring is just as critical for public water systems, on a much larger scale. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has proposed new fees, at EPA’s urging, to pay for hiring more inspectors for public water systems that serve more than 10 million residents. This is a step in the right direction but a drop in the bucket compared to current needs.Protecting source waters and preventing contamination in the first place is even more cost-effective than hiring new inspectors. Pollution is much easier to contain at the source than when it is detected downstream or has already contaminated drinking water supplies.Safe drinking water is a critical resource. The United States needs to invest in infrastructure, public education, source water protection, regulation and monitoring for new contaminants to keep water flowing to a thirsty nation. Land use and source water protectionDelivering clean drinking water starts with protecting sources, including groundwater and surface rivers and lakes. Many water quality problems that we see in Pennsylvania are based on local land uses. Nitrates from agriculture and development are a particular problem in water wells in the southeast and south-central parts of the state. Exposure to nitrates in drinking water can cause health effects, especially in infants, inhibiting their blood’s ability to carry oxygen.Fertilizer from farm fields, lawns and gardens contributes large amounts of nitrogen to surface and groundwater. Nitrates are very water-soluble and readily move across the land and into groundwater. Pesticides and herbicides do the same if they are not properly applied. Homes in rural areas that use septic systems can also release nitrates if the systems aren’t working properly.In western Pennsylvania, unconventional shale gas drilling has become a major industry since 2009. In late 2016 EPA published a report on how these operations can affect drinking water. Many homeowners near drilling operations are proactively testing their water supplies to get a baseline reading of their well water quality.When land uses change — for example, energy operations move in, or a farm is sold and developed — nearby residents frequently take a closer look at their source water and watch for impacts within the watershed supply area. Households that use well water face some unique challenges. EPA does not regulate private water supplies. Pennsylvania does not have statewide well construction standards, and only a few municipalities regulate water testing or construction. In general, homeowners with private water systems are solely responsible for testing their water and installing any necessary treatment equipment to correct problems.We always tell well owners not to apply or dump anything within 100 feet of their well that they don’t want to drink, since this area supplies most of the water to their well. On a larger scale, the same advice holds true for public water supplies.Some communities are creating source water collaboratives to monitor drinking water supplies and address problems. For example, the River Alert Information Network is a regional water protection program in the Ohio River basin in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. This network of public water systems has set up a real-time monitoring network that can notify drinking water supply intakes downstream of contamination that may be flowing in their direction.last_img read more

Upcoming Webinar – Hidden Heroes: Caregiver Stress and What to Do About It

first_imgPlease join us Wednesday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, for our free webinar entitled ‘Hidden Heroes: Caregiver Stress and What to Do About It.’In this session we will address family caregiving: its role in society, the stress associated with it and the impact caregiving stress can have on a person. Additionally, we will discuss how military helping professionals can assist family caregivers.Presenter:Denise Miner-Williams, PhD, RN brings to the table 39 years of nursing background. Dr. Miner-Williams is an adjunct associate professor with University of Health Sciences San Antonio medical school, a retired Army Nurse Corps officer, and active as an Advance Care Planning Certified Facilitator and with ABODE Contemplative Home for the Dying. For over ten years she has worked with family caregivers with the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers in San Antonio, TX. On a personal note, she remains involved with the military life having three children as Army officers. She also understands the role of family caregiver having had a daughter with dual diagnosis.Continuing Education Credit Available!The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration has applied for 1.0 continuing education credit from The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join this event, simply click on “Hidden Heroes: Caregivers Stress and What to Do About It” The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system, but is open to the public.If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 12, 2017.last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for the day: July 25, 2014

first_imgARIESYou are involved in multifarious activity and need to avoid stress. A business venture can be gainful if you lend it some energy. Beware of instability and indecision caused by self-contradiction and superficiality. Light and playful ways bring balance. Lucky number 6. Colour pink.TAURUSTie up loose ends and complete unfinished business today. Avoid hurried actions and judgments as they lead to chaos. Business matters are settled and conflicts are resolved. Adopt a subtle approach to tackle difficult people. Relationships are supportive. Lucky number 4. Colour green.GEMINI’The Knight of Pentacles’ enables you to resolve earthy matters. You are clever with finances and material aspects and invest gainfully. You can rid of health problems with Yoga and relaxing pastimes. You are blessed with a steady and deep relationship. Lucky number 4. Colour green. CANCERVarying occupation can help to recharge your energy. You may experience weakness and strength alternately as health problems are resolved. You handle gain and loss in business, in quick succession. Schedules are revised. End of the day brings positive attitudes. Lucky number 2. Colour red.LEOThe Princess of Cups infuses a gracious and gentle quality in your life today. You make breakthroughs in personal and professional aspects. You celebrate a cozy dinner with loved ones. You move with the sweetness of this time to rejuvenate sensitive relationships. Lucky number 5. Colour pink.VIRGOYou are into sport, theater and travel today. Communications and visitors are positive and encouraging. Goodwill and friendship enhance your social standing. With mastery in your craft you integrate resources and forces to achieve goals and targets. Lucky number 14. Colour peacock blue.advertisementLIBRAYou are energized with a feeling of achievement today. You meet targets quickly to take on whatever comes next. You are powerful and give direction in the work area. You finally win after fighting for what you think is right and what makes you happy! Lucky number 6. Colour yellow. SCORPIOYou draw ‘The Ace of Wands’ that takes you through a touching experience and transforms you. An opportunity comes when you are considering a change anyway. Unexpected events should be taken in your stride. Don’t be afraid to encounter people or situations Lucky number 1. Colour orange.SAGITTARIUSYou are the wise Hermit as you play the role of consultant at home and at work. You may take on extra responsibility, be the father figure and shoulder a burden with your partner. You function best in an individual capacity and make independent decisions. Lucky number 9. Colour red.CAPRICORNYou initiate a current of forceful energy to achieve success in an important venture. You impress people with your charisma. You function best in a position of control and rebel against domination. Personal relationships are sensitive as you seek appreciation. Lucky number 2. Colour red. AQUARIUSThere is balance and harmony at home and synergy in the work area. Beware of over indulgence. You are open to opportunities and people around you. An influential friend offers you an opportunity. Romance adds a special flavor to your relationship. Lucky number 2. Colour yellow.PISCESYou need to follow regular routines to remain healthy and centered as you go through a temporary period of struggle. You gain respect by standing up for fair play and supporting people and values. Remain flexible to maintain partnerships while using authority. Lucky number 3. Colour orange.last_img read more