Photo: NASCAR on FOX / YouTubeDAYTONA – NASCAR veteran Ryan Newman was seriously injured in an explosive crash on the final lap of Monday’s Daytona 500.Newman’s car went sideways, head-first into the wall, was hit at full speed by another car, went into the air, flipping twice and landed upside down in a cascade of sparks and dripping fuel.Newman was removed from the crash scene by emergency crews and NASCAR reportedly kept media away while the car was taken back to the garage area.Newman was taken to Halifax Hospital, where he was being treated by a trauma team. In a statement to the media, Newman’s family said he is in “serious condition but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.”No other details were available as of 10 p.m.Share: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)
South Georgia 4-H members learned the importance of water conservation during the 4-H20 Camp’s stop at the University of Georgia’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) in Camilla, Georgia, on Wednesday, June 14.The presenters, including several UGA faculty and staff, introduced approximately 100 students to the various ways water is used in agriculture. During all three days of this year’s camp, including Thursday’s last stop at a water park, Water World, in Dothan, Alabama, presenters taught children to conserve water, a valuable natural resource.“Our main goal is to help kids gain a better understanding of the importance of water in this region, where it is so pivotal to the success of our farmers,” said Calvin Perry, SIRP superintendent. “Because of the role agriculture plays in our state, south Georgia is a major user of water. We can all be more conservative and more efficient.”On Wednesday, the students heard from UGA Cooperative Extension specialist Gary Hawkins, who discussed water resource management, and Mitchell County, Georgia, 4-H member Kyle Hamilton, who talked about solar power and pumping water for agricultural purposes. Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter discussed irrigation in agricultural crops while emphasizing water efficiency.Other speakers included UGA Extension 4-H Specialist Melanie Biersmith; Mitchell County Family and Consumer Sciences agent Sylvia Davis; and Mitchell County 4-H program assistant Debra Cox.The Mitchell County Extension office started 4-H20 Camp in 2008 amid growing concerns over water use in south Georgia. Since then, the camp has grown tremendously and attracts participation from other counties and other states.“We started the 4-H2O Camp 10 years ago in the wake of the water wars with Georgia, Florida and Alabama,” said Jennifer Grogan, Mitchell County Extension coordinator and 4-H agent. “Because of Mitchell County’s place in the agricultural world, we wanted our youth to understand why it is important to save water.”Water is also an important resource for animals in the ecosystem, a message that Nick Fuhrman, also known as “Ranger Nick,” emphasized to the students. Fuhrman, an associate professor in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, allowed the students to see and interact with many of the animals he uses as teaching tools on the “Ranger Nick” segments of the “Georgia Farm Monitor” television show.“Having Ranger Nick here with his animals shows the 4-H’ers that we’re not the only ones using water. Water conservation is extremely important to the future of these animals, and I’m glad he was able to be here to emphasize that point,” Perry said.The 4-H students participated in different water conservation activities at SIRP. They made snow cones from ice, created a mural and played in water under a center irrigation pivot.The 4-H2O Camp began on Tuesday, June 13, at Gin Creek in Colquitt County, Georgia.(Michael Pannell is a Young Scholars Program intern on the UGA Tifton campus.)
Businesses give Shareheat major boost, but CVPS issues urgent pleaRUTLAND, Vt. – A handful of leading Vermont businesses has stepped forward in an effort to head off potential heating crises, boosting the CVPS Shareheat matching fund to a record $187,000, but CVPS has issued an urgent plea for donations to the crisis heating program.”CVPS has pledged $100,000 to Shareheat this year, and through the Shareheat Business Partnership Program, we’ve now added $85,000 to that pool,” President Bob Young said. “The funds will be used to match customer contributions dollar for dollar and given to local community action agencies to help Vermonters in need this winter. The need will undoubtedly be tremendous.”Shareheat Business Partners include Chittenden Bank, National Life Group, Merchants Bank, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Carris Reels, Entergy Nuclear-Vermont Yankee, Omya, Vermont Country Store and Weidmann Electrical Technology.Chittenden Bank contributed $20,000, Merchants Bank donated $15,000, and Omya and Vermont Country Store added $10,000 each to the program. Carris Reels, Entergy Nuclear-Vermont Yankee, National Life Group, Passumpsic Savings Bank and Weidmann Electrical Technology have donated $5,000 each. Vermont Electric Power Company pledged $3,000 and Hubbardton Forge and Noble Environmental Power donated $2,000 each to the matching pool.”Chittenden Bank is pleased to partner with CVPS by donating $20,000 to the Shareheat program. The cold days and nights are coming fast, and there are many Vermonters who will struggle to keep their families warm. I want to make sure we are doing what we can to help,” said Michael Seaver, president of Chittenden Bank.”As part of its Vermont Matters initiative, Merchants Bank is pleased to provide $15,000 to the CVPS Shareheat program,” said Doreen Allen, Merchants Bank vice president – community reinvestment act officer. “This is part of a larger commitment of $50,000 made by Merchants Bank to assist Vermonters with the challenge of heating their homes this winter due to the high cost of fuel.””The $187,000 matching pool will essentially double donations up to that limit,” CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said. “Funds go directly to the five community action agencies within the CVPS service territory. Each donation is directed back to the donor’s community, so their contribution helps their neighbors.”With Vermonters facing record fuel costs and increasing inflation across the board, CVPS kicked off its annual Shareheat campaign five months earlier than usual this year, back in July. The company announced it will commit $100,000 in matching funds for incoming donations, the largest sum CVPS has ever donated in Shareheat’s 21 years, and began seeking business partners to increase that pool.CVPS Shareheat is an emergency fuel fund of last resort. It is used primarily when low-income Vermonters are ineligible for other programs, have used up their eligibility, or never applied for assistance because they didn’t expect to need help.”The generosity of these businesses has given us hope that we will be able to do what Shareheat has done for more than two decades: ensure no one goes cold for lack of funds,” Young said. “With that goal in mind, we urge anyone in a position to help to send in a donation today.”Businesses that would like to join the Shareheat Business Partnership Program may call Ann Warrell at 747-5697.Contributions to Shareheat should be mailed to: CVPS Shareheat Fund, 77 Grove Street, Rutland, Vt. 05701. Checks should be made payable to the CVPS Shareheat Fund, and should be written out separately from CVPS bill payments.
By Lorena Baires/Diálogo August 11, 2016 Storms, floods, and landslides are becoming increasingly aggressive in El Salvador, so the country’s Armed Force (FAES, for its Spanish acronym) is training its command personnel to improve rescue operations for the civilian population during any disaster. Since last May, these training sessions have taken place at the Computerized Tactical Training Center (CETAC, for its Spanish acronym). Thanks to precise mathematical models and complex calculations based on Salvadoran cartographic data, the modern center allows trainees to face simulated weather-related disasters like those that occur in real life. During a recent session, teams had to face a mock storm with overflowing bodies of water and flooding in agricultural communities in the departments of San Vicente and Usulután, located in the eastern part of the country. “This simulation introduces real situations that our troops could face in the field. The training sessions seek to improve decision making to avoid deaths among the civilian population and our personnel, as well as to raise the level of efficiency in the use of resources,” explained Colonel Jaime Ruiz Chávez, CETAC director. Participants were divided into units, and each commander had to assume control of all alloted resources and delegate responsibilities to promptly carry out rescue and relief missions. In this way, all participants were able to put their knowledge to the test at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of military leadership. “This simulated emergency has occurred in reality, and the population feels secure and confident awaiting our help. It is therefore important to increase our operational readiness to act immediately, responding to demands,” said Lieutenant Commander Humberto Samayoa, one of the unit commanders for this exercise. A total of 29 members of the Sectoral Technical Commission for Logistics, comprising the Ministry of Health, the Red Cross of El Salvador, the General Directorate for Civil Protection, the National Civil Police, the Autonomous Executive Port Commission, and the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers, participated in this simulated storm. Carlos Hernández, representative of the National Directorate for Civil Protection, acknowledged that CETAC’s simulation tools have been valuable in pointing out deficiencies in rescue and emergency care procedures. “For us, it is important to participate in these events because it allows us to experience real disasters, identifying how to best provide a prompt and effective response to the people when they are impacted by these phenomena,” Hernández said. Over the past 10 years, El Salvador has been impacted by four large meteorological events. The level of response from the FAES and relief agencies has allowed for a reduction in the number of deaths. In 2005, Hurricane Stan left 70 dead; in 2009, Hurricane Ida caused 91 deaths; in 2010, 11 people were killed as a result of Tropical Storm Agatha; and 32 deaths were recorded after tropical depression E-12. Support for military teaching system Brigadier General Luis Ortiz, commander of the Doctrine and Military Education Command (CODEM, for its Spanish acronym), said that CETAC is a valuable technical tool for training rescue entities because its simulator creates realistic situations and is the only one of its kind in Central America and the Caribbean. “To help improve their response capabilities, CETAC is at the disposal of any government institution involved in assisting the civilian population during emergencies,” Brig. Gen. Ortiz said. These exercises, and others developed at CETAC, have allowed CODEM’s schools to enhance their curricula by establishing procedures that focus the lectures toward integrated teaching methods. This creates interest in research and incorporates modern technology into learning systems. Engineer Carmen Elena Gallardo, a member of CETAC’s Research and Development team, believes that simulation applications in the past few years have increased within the armed forces and in practically all of the armies without exception. “Without a doubt, important technological innovations have been produced that have influenced the process, but the fundamental cause for this increase has been the conviction that simulation can provide assistance in diverse fields – from instruction and training to evaluation, planning, and decision-making,” Gallardo said. These applications often begin as video games, but, because of their popularity and the immersion level that is achieved, military-exercise versions have been developed.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A dog that appears to have been choked to death, tied up and burned was found stuffed in a black plastic garbage bag in Central Islip this week, Suffolk County authorities said.The young female Pit Bull was found hog-tied with wire cable with burns on the inside of her mouth on Audwin Road at 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Suffolk County SPCA investigators.A necropsy was performed on the dog, but the results were inconclusive, authorities said.A $2,000.00 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.Suffolk County SPCA investigators ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
Why are smartphone prices rising in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Under the hood, the tipster claims that Oppo phone will come equipped with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz. But there is no word on the RAM and storage variants. Further, the tipster claims that the handset has a 4,300mAh battery and comes with 65W fast charging support. It is said to run on ColorOS 11 based Android 11 OS.For photos and videos, the Oppo PEGM00/ PEGT00 handset allegedly sports a quad rear camera setup with 64-megapixel primary sensor. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel sensor and two 2-megapixel shooters, the tipster says. For selfies and video calls, the smartphone has a 32-megapixel camera on the front.- Advertisement – An Oppo smartphone with model number PEGM00/ PEGT00 has been certified by TENAA in China. The listing reveals the dimensions, display size, and rated battery capacity of the smartphone. A separate leak, claimed to be of the same smartphone, has delved out information about other key specifications of the smartphone. Both these developments show that the handset has a 6.43-inch display and is 7.9mm thick. The phone is also said to come pre-installed with ColorOS 11 based on Android 11.According to the TENAA listing, the Oppo smartphone PEGM00 and its network variant PEGT00 has 159.1 x 73.4 x 7.9mm dimensions. It is equipped with a 6.43-inch display, and is a 5G-capable handset. It is equipped with a dual-part battery, and the rated size of one of its batteries is 2,100mAh.- Advertisement – Known tipster Digital Chat Station has shared the details of an unidentified Oppo smartphone which could be the same handset spotted on TENAA. According to the tipster’s post on Weibo, the smartphone has a 6.43-inch OLED panel with a hole-punch design. The position of the hole-punch cutout is not known yet. The screen supports a refresh rate of 60Hz and a sampling rate of 180Hz.The Oppo smartphones is claimed to house a 4,300mAh batteryPhoto Credit: Weibo- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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Why Arsene Wenger blocked move for Arsenal transfer target Mario Lemina Mario Lemina was on Arsenal’s transfer radar two years ago (Picture: Getty)Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing Mario Lemina this summer, but the Southampton midfielder might have already been an established member of Arsenal’s midfield were it not for Arsene Wenger.The 25-year-old central midfielder has, according to the Daily Mail, been made available for transfer by Ralph Hassenhuttl who has grown frustrated by the injuries which restricted the Gabon international to just three appearances during the second half of last season.United and Arsenal, both of whom are seeking midfield reinforcements this summer, are said to have made initial enquiries while Leicester City and Atalanta are also said to be monitoring the player’s situation.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners first identified Lemina as a potential target during the summer of 2017 when he was put up for sale by Juventus.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 CityUnder Wenger, Arsenal employed the expertise of analytics company StatDNA to plan their transfer strategy and Lemina was highlighted by a player comparison matrix.According to the Evening Standard, Wenger put the brakes on a move for Lemina, despite receiving several recommendations from within the club, citing a lack of experience.Lemina subsequently went on to sign for Southampton where he has impressed, in spite of his injury troubles. Arsene Wenger was responsible for blocking Arsenal’s move for Mario Lemina (Picture: Getty)Speaking about his future last week, Lemina said: ‘I still have another three years of contract, but it is true that I do not rule out the possibility of seeing something else.‘The last four months have not been easy for me, with my injury. The coach put his team together. I want to start afresh. So why not leave?‘We have very good discussions with the club. We are in agreement. If I don’t feel good in this project, I can leave. They are giving me the opportunity to be able to go elsewhere.’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 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jul 2019 10:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link346Shares Comment Advertisement
Inside the home at 7 Dawson St, Yeerongpilly. Picture: Supplied. THIS updated Queenslander is full of character and charm with timber floors, high ornate ceilings, picture rails and casement windows. Owners Daniel Kis and Milica Smiljanic bought the property at 7 Dawson St, Yeerongpilly in 2007 and have called it home with their two sons. “It was pretty much in original condition when we bought it,” Mr Kis said. The updated kitchen features a modern colour scheme and stainless steel appliances. Picture: Supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“We renovated all the (internal) space and put a pool in the back garden.” Mr Kis said the pool area was the highlight of the property. “Our two boys are six and 10 and they just love it. In summer they spend most of their time in the pool or the backyard,” he said.Inside, the Queenslander has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, three bedrooms, a family bathroom and a study. The patio area overlooks the inground swimming pool. Picture: Supplied.The modern kitchen has an island bench, granite benchtop and stainless steel appliances.Downstairs there is a second bathroom, tandem parking for two cars, a laundry, storage space and a patio.The home is on a 526sq m block walking distance to schools and public transport, and close to the new Yeerongpilly Green development. The property is on the market through Jane Elvin of LJ Hooker Annerley Yeronga.