Few would think to combine donuts and a relay race, but that is exactly what happened on South Quad Sunday. The track and field team held the Riley Donut Run Sunday as a fundraiser for Riley Children’s Hospital. “We came up with the idea based of a fundraiser held at NC State,” junior Doug Onuscheck, the event organizer said. “There they run two miles, eat a dozen donuts and run two more miles. Risk management wouldn’t let us do that, so we shortened the run.” The donut run was a relay race where teams of four ran the length of South Quad, ate three donuts and ran back. The first team to have everyone finish won. “The first race is more of a fun run,” Onuscheck said. “The second race is more exciting and competitive.” Not all the participants were track team members or even runners. Some just decided to form teams because they thought it sounded like a good time or because the money was going to charity. “We joined at the last minute. We were just drawn into the event,” sophomore Chrissy Finkel said. Finkel and her team, Jump for Children, were excited to have a good time while raising money for charity. They were a last minute entry; one of their runners even wore jeans. “I didn’t even have to worry about trying to keep up, everyone was so much faster,” Finkel said. “It was just a really fun event.” While some teams were there for fun, others were there to support Riley and run a competitive race. Team Deca, made up of the decathletes on the track team, won the relay. They came out strong and at one point were almost a minute and a half ahead of the rest of the competition. The second place finisher was the team No Shirts, No Shoes, No Service, who are all jumpers on the track team. Rounding out the top three was Team Gryffindor, made up of two members of the track team, a student manager and a regular student. In the end, what really helped Team Deca clinch their victory was their donut eating strategy, especially that of senior Justin Schneider. “First I squished all three donuts into one big ball which I dunked in water. Then I squeezed the water out of the donuts into my mouth, which got rid of the sugar,” Schneider said. Other runners tried to shove all three donuts into their mouth at once. Some ate each one separately, but everyone had a great time comparing their eating strategy. This is the first year for the event and the track team was just trying to see how excited people would get before they set any goals for fundraising. “We aren’t sure how much we’ve made yet, we’re just kind rolling with it and seeing how it ends up,” Onuscheck said. Overall, the event was deemed a success, Onuscheck said.
JAMESTOWN — It may cost more to park in downtown Jamestown, cost more for parking tickets and have less, if any, free parking.According to a proposal from Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist, which will be discussed at Monday evening’s City Council work session, parking violations lag behind other similar-sized cities. His proposed increases would start Jan. 1, 2021, if approved.“This would bring us to a lower level, but increase revenue and fine structure,” Sundquist said in his recommendation to Council.Under his plan, parking violations fines for meter violations, meter feeding and overtime in zone violations would increase from $10 to $15. They were last increased from $5 to $10 in January, 2013. Failure to pay would double the fines after 20 days and triple them after30 days. From March 2019, through February, 2020, the average fine collected in Jamestown was $19.12, compared to the national average of $32.40, according to numbers provided to council by Sundquist.In addition, Sundquist seeks to raise the hourly parking rate at metered locations to $1 per hour,“Parking meter revenue in 2019 was $156,804. This resolution could potentially double-parking meter revenue,” Sundquist’s proposal said.As well, Sundquist wants council to approve adding parking meters to 150 parking spaces in the Central Business District which are currently free parking. He also suggested increasing the fees to local businesses from $300 to $600 for a Business Owner Parking Permit. Starting January 1, if approved, the city would eliminate the two-hour free zone parking.“Approximately 150 spaces would now have meters in the most highly trafficked area of downtown. The effects on parking revenue could potentially be enormous, especially as the parking spots with the most value and use will now have meters,” Sundquist’s proposal said. “The City has enough meters in storage to have every spot metered and could quickly deploy the meters into the free zone for operations starting Jan. 1, 2021. Increasing the business owner permit fees to be in line with garage rates will increase the amount collected there.”The current so-called courtesy parking zone runs from West Fourth Street and Cherry Street to Pine Street between West Fourth and West Second Street. The current two-hour free parking runs from North Main Street to Institute Street along East Second Street.The full proposal from the city is posted below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),So because people in jamestown are better about avoiding parking violations and the city makes less money off of them then the national average youre going to raise the costs of everything from the actual violation to the cost to park even the businesses that have parking lots? Politicians are a joke anymore
Australia’s AGL Energy unveils plans for 500MW battery at Liddell coal plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:AGL Energy has kick-started the transformation of the ageing Liddell coal-fired power station, lodging initial development documents for a new big battery of up to 500MW – more than three times the size of the Tesla big battery in South Australia, which remains the biggest in the world.The 1,680MW Liddell power station – one of biggest in NSW – has been flagged for closure by AGL in 2023, despite repeated calls by the federal government to keep it open. AGL has intentions to repurpose the existing infrastructure at the Liddell site, once the coal power station is decommissioned to support the construction of new generation and storage infrastructure.The preferred plan for the Liddell power station site developed by AGL includes an initial big battery installation of 150MW, but the planning approval it is seeking from the NSW government is for a big battery of up to 500MW in total.The hours of storage – expressed in megawatt hours – is yet to be determined, but the Liddell battery is set to be overtake the Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia – currently being upgraded from 100MW/129MWh to 150MW/194MWh and setting new records in testing – although much bigger batteries are being built or are planned in the US.AGL says that it has already approached a number of suppliers to tender for the supply of the battery systems to be installed at the Liddell site and has lodged an initial scoping document with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.The announcement comes just a day after AGL told shareholders during its annual earnings update that it had set a target to grow its battery storage and demand response programs to up to 1,200MW in available capacity.[Michael Mazengarb]More: AGL seeks approval for 500MW big battery at site of Liddell coal generator
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was shot and wounded following an argument with a man in Wyandanch on Monday afternoon, said Suffolk County police who are now searching for the gunman.Keith Garrison was standing on North 15th Street just north of Merritt Avenue when he got into a fight with a man who pulled out a gun and fired shots at Garrison shortly after 4 p.m., police said.The victim was struck in the neck and back. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he is listed in serious but stable condition.First Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this shooting to contact them at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2202-TIPS.
If you are a millennial investor – or just think like one – you are likely to have some very different attitudes about investing than previous generations. We conducted a survey and this one stands out for me: 67% of millennials say they want investments to reflect their social and environmental values. (For women, it’s 76%.) Putting your money where your beliefs are is a great idea.What’s not a great idea is ignoring your retirement, and that is, unfortunately, a common millennial attitude as well. It’s hard to focus on retirement when you are starting out . According to our survey, only 36% of millennials monitor their retirement savings and only 38% increase savings when they can. There’s something ironic in worrying about the planet’s future while ignoring your own.The good news is you don’t have to choose. If you have a sustainable investing strategy option in your retirement account that invests based on social or environmental criteria, you can help do some good for the world while also potentially doing some good for your retirement. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Beware of spoilersThere you have it folks, Jon Snow is dead. Well, for at least one more episode.While we assumed most of the Monday Morning Quarterbacking would be devoted to Jon’s ostensible demise, it was Melisandre that captivated Sunday night’s audience with the reveal that the Red Woman is much older than all of Westeros’ false kings (and Queens) combined.But the Lord of Light priestess’ shocker was just one of the many captivating scenes in a packed hour that effectively set the stage for the much-ballyhooed sixth season, which for the first time won’t be anchored by George R.R. Martin’s book the series is based on.Here’s your LIP GOT recap and some takeaways from Episode 1, The Red Woman:The Game of Thrones show-runners did not waste any time bringing Kit Harrington back into the fold. The premiere started where Season 5 left off, with Jon Snow’s body lying in a pool of his own blood. This time Jon was all alone.There was the omnipresent snowfall at Castle Black mixed in with the heartbreaking howls from Ghost, Jon’s now ownerless direwolf. First on the scene was Davos, who quickly instructed those loyal to Jon to whisk his body away. The few men by Davos’ side barricaded themselves inside a room at Castle Black, where they seem also to be standing guard next to Jon’s body.If he’s not buried or turned into ashes anytime soon, then it makes it exceedingly likely that fan predictions of he-who-knows-nothing’s rebirth will indeed come to fruition. We expect Jon will be lying in a state of repose for some time to build anticipation for his assumed reincarnation, if it ever does come.This brings us to Melisandre, who many have predicted would be the one to bring our dear Jon back from the dead before the frozen zombies get a hold of him. But with Stannis confirmed dead (we think), it seems the once over-confident Melisandre has lost her swagger. Clearly deflated by Stannis’ overwhelming defeat at the hands of the treacherous Boltons, the fire-loving clairvoyant is shocked by Jon’s murder, telling Davos that the flames showed Jon fighting at Winterfell.Perhaps losing confidence in her own beloved deity, we get the premiere’s most compelling reveal: that Melisandre uses her power—perhaps thanks to her supernatural necklace or that well-placed potion—to hide the fact that she is extremely old—perhaps even centuries old. As if she feels like her one true God has betrayed her, The Lord of Light’s sultry enforcer in Westeros morphs into a sagging senior shell of her supernatural self. All she could muster is a slow climb into bed, beside a raging fire.The premiere also offered some hopeful moments, none more inspiring than Brienne’s rescue of Sansa Stark, who GOT fans will remember, fled the Boltons with the help of the man formerly known as Theon. But their legs were no match for human-tormenting Ramsay’s hounds and horse-backed goons. Before Sansa could be taken into captivity yet again, Brienne and a newly confident Podrick emerged from the forest to finally deliver on one of her oaths.After one of those beautifully choreographed GOT battle scenes, it was Brienne and Podrick who emerged victorious, ending with Brienne pledging her life to Sansa, an offering the hardened Stark girl gracefully accepts. Sansa’s rescue is indeed significant because we know the restless Boltons require her help to unite the North. With many families in the North still loyal to the Starks, it could embolden others to join ranks around Sansa if she can successfully rally the northerners to her side. Watch out, Boltons!As for Brienne, it is surprising that she made her long-sought recovery of Sansa one episode into the season after failing miserably to find Catelyn Stark’s eldest daughter. Be that as it may, the twist does move the plot along and gives us a small measure of hope that Sansa will take all of those gross injustices that have befallen her and her family and use it to dish out a healthy helping of revenge.Back where winter is an afterthought and fire-breathing dragons are once again shrieking across the sky, Daenerys is having a tough go of it. The Mother of Dragons, who fled a Sons of the Harpy uprising in Meereen atop one of her ill-tempered dragons at the end of the last season, was dumped in Dothraki territory, where she was taken captive. A chained Daenerys is demeaned repeatedly by a pair of captors discussing how they’d have her way with her in private.Of course, little do they know that Daenerys was once the wife of a Khal. Faced with the brutal realization that she could become a Dothraki sex slave, Daenerys reveals this powerful piece of information, which as it turns out, means that no man can sleep with the wife of a dead Khal. But Daenerys’ reprieve is short-lived, as she’s told she’ll be thrown in some walled community of other Khal widows, which sounds like cold comfort at best.Danenery’s tenuous predicament would make us a little more uncomfortable if she didn’t have a trio of dragons that could save her at any moment. Nothing’s guaranteed, but it would make for one hell of a rescue op.Meanwhile, our favorite GOT pair, Tyrion and Varys are making their way around a deserted Meereen as they plan their next move. Tyrion, it seems, is primed to take over the leadership role left vacant by Daenerys’ absence. But it won’t be easy, as evidenced by the upheaval inspired by the Sons of Harpy and the burning of Daenerys’ fleet of ships. Good luck, Tyrion.Back in Lannister land, it seems like we’re finally seeing a softer side of Cersei. Told that a Dornish ship is entering the port, Cersei perks up, happy to see her daughter, Myrcella, once again. But the best Jamie could do is return to King’s Landing with their daughter’s dead body.Remarkably, Cersei blames her daughter’s death not on Jamie but on the evil witch who predicted that three of her children would perish. We all know how much Cersei loves her children, but in Myrcella she found something she didn’t know she was capable of creating: a person with a heart of gold, and not the kind the Lannisters are used to. Jamie and Cersei’s embrace after she concedes that Myrcella’s death was predetermined would be endearing if it wasn’t for that whole incest thing.But don’t be fooled by Cersei’s newfound motherly touch. With Dorne now without its king thanks to Ellaria’s coup, war with the Lannisters seems to be on the horizon.Before you go, here’s a preview of Episode 2:(Photo credit: HBO)
Mar 20, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Egyptian authorities have reported that a 30-year-old Egyptian woman died of H5N1 avian influenza and a young man is recovering from the same infection, signaling what may be the first known human cases in Africa.Both patients were exposed to sick poultry, and samples from both tested positive at a US Navy laboratory in Cairo, according to reports from Agence France-Presse (AFP).The woman fell ill in early March after close contact with sick chickens, ducks, and a turkey in her household flock, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today, citing information from the Egyptian government. She was hospitalized Mar 16 and died Mar 17.She was tested by the US Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU-3) in Cairo, the WHO said. Samples were being sent to a WHO collaborating lab outside Egypt for confirmatory testing, the statement said.An AFP report yesterday said the woman, named Amal Mohammed Ismail, was from Nawa village just north of Cairo and had kept poultry despite a ban on poultry raising since avian flu first broke out in Egypt in February.The woman’s village has been sealed off, and health officials were taking samples from people who might have had contact with her or her birds, AFP reported.The sick man was identified in a Mar 19 AFP report as Mohammed Bahaa Abdel Moneim, 28, who has a chicken farm north of Cairo where a number of birds died a week ago. The report cited Health Minister Hatem al-Gabali as the information source.The US Navy lab detected the H5N1 virus in samples from both patients, according to an AFP report today. It said samples from both were being sent to London for further tests.An Egyptian health official named Sayyid al-Abbasi said the man’s condition improved after he was treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu), according to an IRIN News (United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks) report today.”He’s well now, though he’s still under surveillance,” al-Abbasi was quoted as saying.Egypt confirmed its first H5N1 outbreak in poultry on Feb 17, and the virus has since turned up in 18 of the country’s 26 governorates, the WHO said. Elsewhere in Africa, the virus has infected birds in Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon this year, but no human cases have been reported in those countries.In other developments, four children in Serbia have been hospitalized with suspected avian flu symptoms, according to an AFP report today. The Serbian health ministry said the children were placed in isolation, while another 24 people were being monitored. Serbia first detected H5N1 avian flu in a swan found dead earlier this month.See also:Mar 20 WHO statement on case in Egypthttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_03_20/en/index.html
Trudeau called for a crisis meeting Monday morning with the ministers of finance, public safety, transport and indigenous services, among others, to try and find a peaceful solution.The prime minister has been criticized by the opposition for his repeated absences while protesters have blocked roads, rails and ports across the country and occupied government offices in a bid to “shut down Canada.”Canadian National Railway (CN), the third largest railroad in North America, moves an estimated Can$250 billion (US$190 billion) worth of goods across Canada each year.The demonstrators support certain leaders of the indigenous Wet’suwet’en First Nations people, who are fighting construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through their traditional lands in westernmost Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau canceled an official visit to the Caribbean at the last minute due to indigenous protests that have paralyzed railways in eastern Canada for more than a week, his office said Sunday.Following a tour of Africa and Europe, which wrapped up on Friday, Trudeau was scheduled to visit Barbados on Monday and Tuesday as part of Canada’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.”The Prime Minister will no longer attend the CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting this week,” his office said in a statement. Foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne will go in his place. The pipeline is part of a Can$40 billion natural gas export project that also includes a new Pacific coast terminal.Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller visited one of the roadblocks in Ontario on Saturday. He spent all day talking with protesters and Mohawk First Nation officials.He said the discussions had produced modest progress, but no blockades were lifted.Several authority figures, including Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer, have called for law enforcement to intervene and lift the blockades, but Trudeau’s administration has rejected this option.The ongoing protests are an important test for Trudeau’s efforts for reconciliation with First Nations people, which he has said is a priority.Topics :
One of the houses at 181 Baskerville St, Brighton.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019While he recounted many family occasions including Christmas parties at the Baskerville St property, Mr Taylor said ideally he would like to see a nice family purchase one, or both homes.“This has been a family home for all of us,” Mr Taylor said. “A few of the brothers have mixed feelings about it, but really it’s a fairly unique opportunity for a buyer.”Siobhan Cowell from Jim McKeering Real Estate Sandgate said the property would suit a first homebuyer or investor. One of the two houses on one block due to go under the hammer.SIX brothers have joined forces and made the decision to sell their parents’ estate at Brighton.Sibling Tim Taylor said there were two homes on the 1457 sq m block at 181 Baskerville St, which could be sold as two houses or separately.Mr Taylor, who works in the marine industry, said currently one of his brothers lived there and a family friend lived in the other house.“Our parents have passed away and so it’s time to sell,” Mr Taylor said. “They (parents) both moved into the home around 1960.” The second house, which will also go to auction.“Anyway you look at it, this is an all-round winning combination,” she said.“This four-bedroom post-war home is a surprisingly large home with separate lounge/dining and family rooms with internal stairs leading to a second bathroom, an undercover entertaining area and a large, family-sized back garden.”She said there was plenty of room for kids and a dog to play. Ms Cowell said Brighton was one of Brisbane’s growth bayside suburbs.“This home is walking distance to local shops and schools,” she said. “You will be impressed with parklands and the beachfront lifestyle.”
One in two homes tested for meth in Queensland come back with a positive reading.MORE than half of all Queensland homes tested for methamphetamine residue have come back with positive results, and some of the suburbs are where you would least expect it.From Chapel Hill and Chermside, to Woolloongabba, East Brisbane, Maroochydore and Upper Mount Gravatt, houses in these suburbs, and many more, tested positive to a presence of residue of methamphetamine when tested by Meth Screen between January 1 2018 and March 31 2019.Meth Screen tested 179 Queensland homes last year, with 97 of those returning a positive result for methamphetamine residue.Of the 56 properties tested by Meth Screen in the first quarter of 2019, 28 came back positive, and 27 were above the acceptable level of 0.5ug (micrograms per 10sq cm).Some of the highest readings of 2018 were up to 1600 times the acceptable level, with sky high readings at Jimboomba (800ug), Chermside (780ug), Southport (300ug), Chapel Hill (310ug) and Redland Bay (102ug), among many others. Buying a house without testing for methamphetamine is like buying a lotto ticket and hoping for the best.Mr Matthews urged prospective home buyers to test a house for methamphetamine residue in the same manner one would get a building and pest inspection before purchasing, and for investors between tenants.Testing starts from $198, but Mr Matthews warned those who choose to forgo screening risked thousands in clean-up bills, let alone the health risks contamination could cause.“Most of the time there is absolutely no evidence (of methamphetamine contaminants) except for maybe neighbours talking about it,” he said.“How are you going to know if it’s contaminated if you don’t test it?“The levels could be really low or they could be staggeringly high, but if you don’t know, as soon as you purchase it and you then find out its contaminated, there could be a $30,000 to $40,000 problem.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoPlace Estate Agents director of property management Cathie Crampton believed the production and consumption of ice within rental properties was an increasing issue.Place Estate Agents director of property management Cathie Crampton believed the production and consumption of ice within rental properties was an increasing issue, and supported the notion of compulsory testing between tenants.“Absolutely it is a problem, particularly in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia there are massive examples of contamination in properties” Ms Crampton said.“I think there needs to be legislation … be that like smoke alarms.“There needs to be testing around the commencement and the renewal of a lease.”A Queensland Health spokesman said most illicit drug labs were found within rental properties and residual chemical contamination could linger for years in the walls, floor and furnishings.The spokesman said methamphetamine residue could produce symptoms such as throat irritation, breathing difficulties, headaches, eye and skin irritations, nausea, dizziness and mental health problems, and infants, children, pregnant women, elderly people or those with compromised health may be at a higher risk. While Mr Matthews said it was difficult to know exactly how many Australian houses could have a presence of methamphetamine as there had been no long term testing, by comparing it to data from New Zealand and the United States with the rate of methamphetamine usage in Australia, it could conservatively be estimated that 8-10 per cent of properties in Australia would test positive to a presence of methamphetamine.However, he stressed this did not mean the property was contaminated. Meth Screen test for traces of methamphetamine. PICTURE: MATT THOMPSONMeth Screen managing director Ryan Matthews said no suburb was immune, with some of the most unsuspecting of houses testing as contaminated.“We’ve seen levels in beautiful homes that you would never suspect,” Mr Matthews said.“Some people in more affluent suburbs have got more money.“You can’t rule it out based on demographic — it doesn’t discriminate.”Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows death rates from methamphetamine quadrupled from 1999 to 2016, from 0.4 per 100,000 to 1.6 deaths respectively. Last month, News Corp reported a Gold Coast family unknowingly lived in a house with dangerous levels of methamphetamine and not only had to throw out most of their belongings, they experienced health issues as a result of the residue. Some of the largest or most surprising readings from 2018: Beenleigh — 160ugBellbird Park — 360ugBroadbeach Waters — 270ugBuderim — 21ugCentenary Heights — 150ugChapel Hill — 310ugChermside — 780uqEast Brisbane — 5.1ugEdens Landing — 140ugGoodna — 320ugJimboomba — 800ugMaroochydore — 15ugMoranbah — 610ugRedland Bay — 102ugSouthport — 300ugUpper Mount Gravatt — 80ug