Learn more about smart meter flaws

first_imgRe Jan. 17 article, “Residents curb energy usage”: Once again there’s an article touting the benefits of having “smart meters” installed on your house or business.Are you concerned about your health, especially babies and grandchildren? What about your privacy, safety and higher maintenance costs? Why are the big corporations paying the energy companies for the data collected from these smart meters. Why would 8 percent of the people refuse these “beneficial” smart meters.You can find out the answers to these questions and concerns by simply going to your library and borrowing the DVD documentary, “Take Back Your Power.” Then you’ll know the rest of the story.Paul VolskyRichmondvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR’s longest race

first_imgJohnson’s Hendrick Motorsports team mate Chase Elliott, who had pitted on the final caution, was moved up to second place.The race, which started on Sunday and finished on Monday, was halted for nearly 90 minutes after rain swept across the 1.5 mile super speedway after 50 laps.”I feel like I’ve thrown this race away a handful of times and I thought we were going to lose it today,” said Keselowski.”We might not have been the fastest car today but wow did we grind this one out.” Brad Keselowski won the Coca Cola 600 in a shootout on Sunday as NASCAR did its best to fill the sporting void created by the novel coronavirus shutdown with its longest ever race.The 600-miler on the US Memorial Day weekend was already the longest race on the NASCAR calendar but on Sunday it went even longer after William Byron’s spin with five laps to go set up a two-lap shootout for victory.Deciding not to pit, Keselowski stayed on the track to move to the front of the pack and bolted clear on the restart, holding off a challenge from seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, who was later disqualified after the post-race technical inspection. Aside from a charity golf match pitting Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, NASCAR continued to have the sporting spotlight all to itself as the NBA, MLB and NHL continue to look for ways to return from the shutdown.The Coca Cola 600 was the first of four races on four consecutive days at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with the Xfinity Series hitting the track on Monday followed by a truck series race on Tuesday and the Cup drivers back on Wednesday.All races are being run under strict social-distancing regulations and in front of empty grandstands.That provided an eerie backdrop at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which on Sunday would normally have been packed with fans honoring military personnel who died serving in the US armed forces.With the US death toll from COVID-19 expected to soon exceed 100,000, NASCAR also used Sunday’s race to honor frontline workers and others battling the pandemic. Midway through the 400 lap race drivers pulled onto pit road and stopped for a moment of silenceTopics :last_img read more

Chelsea fan caught punching David Luiz poster on live TV ahead of Arsenal transfer move

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Some Chelsea fans have even been bombarding David Luiz’s restaurant with a series of one-star reviews as the Brazilian edges closer to joining bitter rivals Arsenal.The Gunners are also expected to announce Kieran Tierney’s arrival in the coming hours after the Celtic left-back traveled down from Glasgow on Wednesday night for a medical. The Chelsea fan unleashed a flurry of left and right hooks on David Luiz’s poster (Picture: Sky Sports)Transfer deadline day has the capacity to send football fans over the edge and one Chelsea supporter had clearly reached breaking point as he was seen punching a poster of David Luiz outside Stamford Bridge – and, thankfully, it was all captured on live television.Arsenal have been on the lookout for a centre-back following Laurent Koscielny’s move to Bordeaux earlier this week and the north London club reportedly agreed an £8million deal with Chelsea for Luiz with just hours remaining of the transfer window.The 32-year-old Brazil international trained away from Chelsea’s first-team this week in an attempt to force through a move to the Gunners.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe would be the fifth player through the doors at the Emirates this summer, with Dani Ceballos (loan), Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and William Saliba – who has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne – also signing on the dotted line.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityWith Chelsea expected to make an announcement over Luiz’s departure imminently, Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill stood outside Stamford Bridge waiting for updates.Cotterill, though, was upstaged by an enraged Chelsea supporter in the background who was busy picking a fight with a giant poster of Luiz on the walls of the stadium.You’ve got to love deadline day…This Chelsea fan is taking David Luiz leaving the club well 😂 🥊 pic.twitter.com/WeO5A4DHka— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 8, 2019 Tierney is set to join Luiz at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown believes his former club are making a huge mistake in signing David Luiz from Chelsea.‘If I was at Arsenal and had the ear of Unai Emery, I would be advising my manager not to sign David Luiz,’ he told The Daily Mail. ‘Walk away from this deal. This is not the defender for you. It’s too high risk.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Yes, Arsenal want a centre back, but is Luiz the answer to their prayers? I don’t think so.‘The way the 32-year-old plays, he would be exposed in that Arsenal defence. He would not get the same protection that he enjoys at Chelsea, where N’Golo Kante patrols in front of the back line.‘In possession, Luiz is a wonderful passer, but he makes mistakes when playing as part of a back four. ‘He has a tendency to lose his marker and is one of those all-or-nothing players — if he doesn’t win the ball in a challenge, then congratulations because you’re in.’MORE: Jermaine Jenas praises Arsenal’s ‘huge’ David Luiz signingcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Aug 2019 2:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Chelsea fan caught punching David Luiz poster on live TV ahead of Arsenal transfer move Commentlast_img read more

Swapping states for space and savings

first_img“My sister lives in the area and I knew Meecham St … I got my sister to go through and my husband came up for my brother’s bucks party last weekend so he saw it, and I am now here for the hen’s weekend so I was able to bid on it and luckily we got it,” Sarah said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“We had a massive mortgage (in Sydney), a big looming mortgage over our heads, not much spaces, two little kids that want space so it was a push for space and lifestyle for us.“My sister and brother live here, my parents are on the Sunshine Coast, my husband got a direct transfer with his job, so it was an easy choice.“It is a lot of house for the price compared to Sydney.”The two-storey house has dual living options, with a fully equipped kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom on the lower level, plus a study/bedroom. There is also access to the patio and the pool. The view from inside the pool houseUpstairs there are two more bedrooms, including the master bedroom with its ensuite and walk-in robe, the kitchen has a servery window that opens on to the impressive covered deck, a living room and a separate dining area. The house has lots of traditional featuresOutside there is a pool and a pool house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45A YOUNG family from Sydney will soon swap their small cottage for a sprawling Queenslander in the Brisbane suburbs.They were the highest bidders for 9 Meecham St at Grange, snapping up the stunning four bedroom Queenslander on a 810 sqm block for $1.54 million. 9 Meecham St at Grange sold under the hammer for $1.54 millionSarah, who only wanted to be known by her first name, said their Sydney home was just 190 sqm and had a significant mortgage attached to it, so the extra space for her growing family, plus the reduced financial pressure, would be welcomed.The property, which had been owned by the vendors since 1982, changed hands at auction yesterday, which two of the six registered bidders vying for the house.Led by Ray White auctioneer Phil Parker, bidding opened at $1 million, and was followed by two $100,000 bids and then four $50,000 bids before stalling at $1.4 million. Auctioneer Phil Parker at the Grange house (AAP Image – Richard WaughPrivate discussions between the potential buyers, the vendors and agents saw the highest bid raised to $1.54 milllion, where it was announced on the market and then sold within a matter of minutes.“Raining, nice and cold, but a good crowd turned out and we had plenty of good bidding and a great result under the hammer,” Mr Parker said, saying the vendors, who are downsizing, were happy to meet the market.“They bought a good house.” Grey skies did not keep the 30-strong crowd away (AAP Image – Richard WaughGrange is undergoing a transformation, with many of its grand Queenslanders undergoing extensive renovations. The median house sales has increased 26.6 per cent in the past five years, and is now $917,500, according to CoreLogic.Sarah said she only saw the house the day before, but had been “following” the house and the suburbs for about 18 months.She said they had wanted to make a “treechange” and move from Sydney to Brisbane, keen for a slower pace and a better lifestyle.last_img read more

TORM Profitable in 2017 despite Challenging Market

first_imgDanish shipping company TORM managed to remain profitable in the year ended December 31, 2017, despite a challenging product tanker market.The company’s profit before tax amounted to USD 3 million in 2017, compared to USD -142 million seen in the previous year, while its revenue dropped to USD 657 million from USD 680 million reported in 2016.For the full year 2017, TORM achieved Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) rates of USD 14,621 per day, which were down from USD 16,050 per day reported a year earlier.Despite a healthy consumer-driven demand for refined oil products, the record high clean petroleum product inventory levels globally, which were built up during 2015 and 2016, had a negative impact on the product tanker market in 2017.Inventory drawdown was an overriding theme in 2017, which naturally had a negative impact on product tanker demand. In fact, global stocks of clean petroleum products decreased by a volume equivalent to a loss of potential trade of 4%.“In 2017, TORM continued to execute on its strategic objectives. I am pleased that we were able to grow the fleet through attractively priced vessel acquisitions, complete the US listing in December and finally, in January this year, we raised USD 100 million in new equity for further growth.” Christopher H. Boehringer, Chairman of the Board, said.“Looking ahead, I have confidence in the strength and performance of the TORM platform. With an encouraging market outlook for product tankers, I look forward to reporting on our progress throughout 2018,” Boehringer added.During 2017, TORM acquired six MR resale vessels, two of which were delivered in the third quarter of 2017, and executed newbuilding options for two LR1 vessels for a total consideration of USD 259 million.In addition to the vessel acquisitions, TORM has over the course of 2017 sold five older vessels, including one MR and four Handysize vessels. TORM has also made three sale and leaseback transactions that are treated as financial leases although they have no purchase obligation attached.In December 2017, TORM achieved a milestone by listing its A-shares on NASDAQ in New York. Following the balance sheet date, in January 2018, TORM completed an equity raise of USD 100 million.last_img read more

Bulldogs Tennis Teams Get ‘W’ Over Knights

first_imgThe Batesville Boy’s Varsity Tennis Team defeated South Dearborn 5-0 on Monday to improve their record to 7-0 on the season and 5-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Dalton Ranshaw 6-0, 6-1#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated Keaton Ballart 6-1, 6-0#3 Signles- Ben Schwettman defeated Kyle McGaha 6-2, 6-4#1 Doubles- Matthew Taylor and Spencer Rose defeated Ryan Howell and Brett Upton 6-0, 6-3#2 Doubles- Paul RItter and Harsh Patel defated Austin Turner and Adam Niebrugge 6-0, 6-0The JV also defeated South Dearborn 2-0.The doubles teams of Brandon Laker and Jonathan Kunkel won 6-0 and Sam Esser and Will Harmeyer won 6-3.Batesville will play at home against Franklin Co. on Tuesday at 4:30 PM.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

Joshua: I’m in ‘killer’ mood for Ruiz

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua has explained his new “killer” mindset for the Andy Ruiz Jr rematch on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.In a video posted to his YouTube channel, AJ gave fans an insight into his Sheffield training camp as he prepares for a potentially career defining bout.Discussing his mental state, Joshua said: “Mindset’s calm, mindset’s cool. Killer mindset, that’s what it’s about.“Ice cold, stay in the moment, stay disciplined, just killer.“I belong here, I deserve to be here. This ain’t new to me.“Everything we do is only for greatness. That’s just how I wanna approach my training camps moving forwards.“Boxing’s a sticky and a tricky game mentally. Physically is one thing, but there’s highs and lows with this.“Do I wanna do it? Am I good enough? Am I getting the opportunities that I deserve?“So many obstacles, but you’ve just tell yourself that you belong here and you belong at the top level.“When you keep on telling yourself that, you’ll soon find yourself in positions that are only for the greats.” Tags: Andy RuizAnthony JoshuaKiller moodlast_img read more

US billionaire completes takeover of AS Roma

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge The Friedkin Group are the new owners of AS Roma, the Serie A side announced on Monday, two weeks after US billionaire Dan Friedkin signed a deal worth more than $700 million to purchase the Italian club.The Group announced the acquisition of the 86.6 per cent majority stake in the club and will launch a mandatory tender offer upon the publicly held ordinary shares. Roma said earlier this month that formal contracts with the Houston, Texas-based Friedkin Group were signed for a transaction valued at 591 million euros ($700.75 million).“Our commitment to Roma is total,” Dan Friedkin, CEO and chairman of The Friedkin Group, said in a statement. “We will be very present in Rome, a city that holds a special place in our hearts, as we embark on this exciting journey.“We recognise we are entrusted with a team that is a vital part of the soul of Rome, and this is a responsibility that we find humbling and will always take very seriously.”The club confirmed it had received the resignation of departing club president James Pallotta and other members from the board of directors.“Like every Roma fan in the world, I truly hope The Friedkin Group can build on what we have done over the last eight years, transforming Roma into a truly international club, and take AS Roma to the next level,” Pallotta said. “This is an incredibly special football club and I leave with many unforgettable memories.”After a group of US investors led by Pallotta bought Roma in 2012, the club finished runners-up three times behind champions Juventus.However, they missed out on the Champions League in the last two seasons after finishing sixth and fifth.Reuters/NAN.Tags: AS RomaDan FriedkinSerie AThe Friedkin Grouplast_img read more

Warnock back on Palace throne

first_imgNeil Warnock has been appointed Crystal Palace’s new manager, the club have announced. Press Association A Palace statement read: “Crystal Palace are delighted to announce that Neil Warnock has been appointed as their new first team manager with immediate effect. “Neil has agreed a two-year deal and will lead the team this Saturday in our Premier League game at Newcastle United.” Warnock left Palace for QPR in 2010 after two-and-a-half years in charge and helped them to the Championship play-offs in 2008, where they were beaten in the semi-finals by Bristol City. After the Eagles went into administration he joined QPR and guided them to a place in the Premier League for the first time in 15 years in 2011. Warnock was sacked in 2012 before joining Leeds but lasted just over a year at Elland Road, leaving in April 2013. In March he rejected the chance to take over at Nottingham Forest, while earlier this month he also distanced himself from reports linking him to the Huddersfield job. Palace had been linked with a series of replacements for Pulis including Glenn Hoddle and Tim Sherwood. Malky Mackay was expected to be appointed before offensive text messages he sent while manager of Cardiff were made public. The 65-year-old has signed a two-year deal to return to Selhurst Park, where he managed between 2007 and 2010, as Tony Pulis’ replacement. Warnock, who has not managed since leaving Leeds in 2013, beat former West Brom head coach Steve Clarke to the job after the pair became the front runners to replace Pulis this week. Keith Millen had been in caretaker charge after Pulis’ exit, with Palace losing their opening two league games to Arsenal and West Ham. The club want to keep Millen on the backroom staff with the 47-year-old having been appointed as assistant manager under Ian Holloway in 2012. He oversaw Tuesday’s 3-0 win at Walsall in the Capital One Cup second round, which saw Dwight Gayle score a first-half hat-trick. After the trip to Newcastle, Palace host Burnley on September 13 in Warnock’s first home game back, before going to Everton and welcoming Leicester later next month. last_img read more

Toulon continue winning start

first_imgToulon made it two wins from two with an impressive 23-13 victory at Ulster on Saturday afternoon to put themselves in a strong position in European Champions Cup Pool Three. Bryan Habana’s try on the stroke of half-time – which gave the visitors a 16-3 half-time lead – and then an interception score in the 58th minute from Delon Armitage saw Toulon home, with huge performances also from Steffon Armitage and Juan Smith. L eigh Halfpenny also contributed, with three penalties and two conversions. The hosts landed two penalties from Paddy Jackson, who also converted Craig Gilroy’s late consolation try, but defeat left Ulster’s bid to make the last eight looking effectively over. Press Association The French side had the first scoring opportunity after two minutes, but Halfpenny’s monster wind-assisted penalty from inside his own half – which came just after Juan Fernandez Lobbe left the action with a leg injury to be replaced by Juan – drifted wide. He was on target seven minutes later, though, after Ulster were penalised at a scrum following a Toulon break deep in their own territory which had seen Gilroy kick for touch on the full without realising he had run the ball into his own 22. This became 6-0 on 13 minutes when Halfpenny nailed his second penalty after Ulster were penalised for not releasing, but Ulster hit back on 20 minutes with Jackson’s first shot at goal after Louis Ludik was illegally wrapped up in a tackle. Ulster then began to exert some territorial squeeze on the European champions, who then lost fly-half Matt Giteau to a leg injury after he had cleared from near his own line and James O’Connor replaced him. Then just after the half-hour, Toulon moved a ball wide at pace from a lineout and Halfpenny put Delon Armitage clear to dive over in the right corner, only for the final pass to be called forward. Halfpenny made it 9-3 with two minutes of the half remaining after Ulster’s scrum again fell foul of referee Wayne Barnes, but the killer blow then came right at the end of the half when Habana scorched over in the same corner as Armitage’s earlier disallowed effort. The TMO was consulted but awarded the try which came after Toulon had injected pace into a sweeping move which went left and right. Halfpenny nailed a brilliant conversion and the half ended with the visitors leading 16-3. Ulster needed to score first after the sides resumed and Jackson did the necessary on 44 minutes after Delon Armitage’s high hit on Stuart Olding to narrow the gap to 10 points. Halfpenny was then wide with a 51st-minute penalty into the wind and then four minutes later Jackson did the same, before Ulster’s inaccuracy coughed up the game’s decisive score which saw Delon Armitage intercept a Nick Williams pass and run most of the length of the field to dot down under the sticks. Halfpenny’s conversion of the 58th-minute try made it 23-6 to the French side, which effectively sealed the result. However, Ulster refused to wilt and, with three minutes remaining, Gilroy swept in for a consolation score after O’Connor had missed touch and Tommy Bowe and Jared Payne had countered. Jackson drop-kicked the conversion to narrow the visitors’ lead to 23-13 and they saw out the remaining minute without Habana, who was yellow-carded for a deliberate knock-on. All that remained was Ian Humphreys’ penalty shot from halfway for a losing bonus, but it fell short. last_img read more