Adventures of Zen

first_imgAs Amadi bathed her dog Zen, the doorbell rang. Mother called Amadi to see who was there at the door. Amadi rushed, leaving Zen inside the bathtub as Zen played in the bubble bath. Zen was a few months old and loved being in the water but he needed supervision because of his playful disposition. He would often land up in trouble due to his restlessness. Usually, mother bathed Zen and Amadi would help her along but as they were expecting some guests that night, she allowed Amadi to bathe Zen alone after Amadi ensured that she will be responsible in handling Zen.As soon as Amadi rushed back to the washroom she couldn’t find Zen. The bathtub was full of water and bubbles as Amadi had forgotten to turn the tap off. Panicked, she dipped her hands inside the bathtub to rescue Zen. Struck by guilt, tears rolled down her eyes as she could feel her body freeze in shock. She immediately felt the listless body of Zen just under the tap. She howled and her mother rushed inside hearing her. They immediately rushed to the vet who drained the water out of Zen’s lungs and revived him.last_img read more

New nuclear reactors get environmental approval from NRC

first_img TAGSUSACE The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, have completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement for two proposed reactors at the Levy County nuclear power plant in Florida. The project is expected to cost $22.5 billion. 4.27.2012 Previous articleNuclear power unit returns to serviceNext articleFirst disposal of radioactive waste completed at Texas facility chloecox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Vogtle nuclear update: Milestones at Units 3-4 construction sites By chloecox – No posts to display Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN) submitted a COL application in July 2008 to build and operate two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors at the site. The AP1000 is a 1,100 MW pressurized water reactor design. Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine Scottish nuclear power plant back online after maintenance outage Facebook Twitter Linkedin Facebook Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale NuclearNew ProjectsReactors New nuclear reactors get environmental approval from NRC The NRC said that there are no environmental impacts that would preclude issuing the combined construction and operating licenses (COLs) for units 1 and 2 at the plant. Linkedinlast_img read more

Hudson County Exec. DeGise warns residents of phone scam for SNAP…

first_img Bayonne Previous articleNJ Sierra Club calls on DEP to move Liberty State Park clean up plan forward, fight privatizationNext articleEast Newark council approves $180k settlement with former CFO to avoid litigation John Heinis Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter BayonneCommunityHobokenJersey CityNewsNorth Bergen/GuttenbergSecaucusUnion CityWeehawkenWest HudsonWest New York TAGShudson county division of family serviceshudson county governmentsupplemental nutrition assistance programtom degise SHARE Hudson County Exec. DeGise warns residents of phone scam for SNAP clients By John Heinis – October 20, 2020 3:04 pm 0 Facebook Twitter Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Bayonne Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise is warning residents of a phone scam targeting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients and applicants, seeking out confidential financial information.Hudson County Department of Family Services. Photo via John Heinis/Hudson County ViewThe county’s Division of Family Services received a complaint from a resident/SNAP recipient against FSP Consulting, alleging, among other things, that the person was asked in the course of the solicitation to provide confidential information such as bank account numbers.“The Hudson County Division of Family Services is the only agency a resident should have contact with regarding SNAP benefits and it will NEVER request bank account information,” DeGise said in a statement.“If you receive a phone call or correspondence from anyone other than the Division of Family Services related to your benefits, please disregard this contact and immediately report it to the Division of Family Services or to the Hudson County Division of Consumer Protection.”All residents who have been defrauded by FSP Consulting, its subsidiaries, or any other entity and have not yet reported it, should Division of Family Services Director Robert Knapp at 201-395-5463 or Hudson County Office of Consumer Protection Chief Steve Krywinski at (201)795-6231 (he can also be emailed at [email protected]).“Our first line of defense in the fight against fraud is you. Please contact us if you receive this kind of solicitation to help us protect you, your families and your neighbors,” DeGise concluded.last_img read more

Hugh Graham Captures $50,000 Grand Prix at CSI2* Orangeville International

first_imgCanadian Olympian Hugh Graham saved the best for last, winning the $50,000 CSI2* Zucarlos Grand Prix, presented by Kubota Canada & Stewart’s Equipment, on Sunday, August 18, at the CSI2* Orangeville International Show Jumping Tournament in Orangeville, ON. Held for the second year at the Orangeville Agricultural Society (OAS) Event Centre, the CSI2* Orangeville International is produced by Hayes Co.Graham of Schomberg, ON, was the last to go, mastering the first round track set by two-time Olympic course designer Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela to make it seven for the jump-off. As the final rider to return for the jump-off, Graham knew exactly what he had to do to win, and the 64-year-old veteran rose to the challenge, shaving almost three seconds off the leading time.“I thought it was a nice course,” said Graham of the track set in a large grass field. “Leopoldo got seven clean, which was more than I thought he would get as it was technical enough. The jump-off track was nice; it had some different options in it. I was very efficient, and it worked out well for me. It didn’t hurt that I went last, too.”Fresh off her recent appearance at the North American Young Riders’ Championship where she was Canada’s top finisher placing eighth overall, Jacqueline Steffens of Harriston, ON, was the first rider to post a clear round over the shortened jump-off track. Riding Quercus Van Generhese, a 13-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by her family’s Double C Farm, the 19-year-old set the early time to beat at 48.19 seconds.Two horses later, Roberto Teran and Woklahoma, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, took over top spot after crossing the timers in 46.51 seconds. As the final challenger, Graham had the final say, taking the win in 43.64 seconds with Distant Star 3E, a horse formerly campaigned by Teran when he rode for KingRidge Stables.“I knew what I had to do, and I knew what my horse could do,” said Graham of the 14-year-old Canadian Sport Horse mare owned and bred by KingRidge Stables of King, ON. “It’s a great horse, it’s been in the ribbons every class this year, and this is its third or fourth win. I’ve been riding it the last couple of years. We bred it, Roberto showed it for the first few years when he worked for us, and then I took over. It’s always proved that it wants to be a winner. It’s quick enough, nice stride, well-broke, handy. It’s very competitive.”For Graham, it was especially nice to compete so close to home. “It’s a dream for me,” he smiled. “All of these shows are right in our neighbourhood.”The Orangeville Agricultural Society (OAS) Event Centre boasts a grass field, which is becoming rare in show jumping sport as many competition venues are opting for the more easily maintained and weather-friendly all-weather footing.“It’s nice to have a change for sure, and we don’t see grass very often,” noted Graham, who made his Olympic debut at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. “It’s nice to compete on grass, it gets you prepared for when you have to jump on grass at venues like Spruce Meadows, and that’s important. Orangeville is now the only place we have to jump on grass in Ontario.”Two-time Olympian Jay Hayes, who Co-Chairs the Orangeville International alongside his wife, Shawn, noted, “People enjoyed jumping on this huge surface, the size of the ring is 400’ x 300’, which is the biggest in eastern Canada. All of the exhibitors really loved Leopoldo’s open courses; galloping on the grass in the huge open field is what it’s all about. That’s where our sport came from, and that where it has to go.”Hayes was especially pleased with the final day of competition, noting, “Leopoldo set a very nice track, the sun was shining, our sponsor tent was full, and it was beautiful weather. Special thanks to Kubota Canada and Stewart’s Equipment, special thanks to Trish Crang and Highland Meadows, and special thanks to the Aziz family and Iron Horse Farm. Without our sponsors, we couldn’t have sport.”John Gilliland, General Manager, Sales and Marketing for Kubota Canada, and Rob Allison, National Marketing Manager for Kubota Canada, were on-hand to make the presentation to Graham, joined by Ed Stewart of Stewart’s Equipment, a local Kubota dealership based in Erin, ON. The $50,000 CSI2* Zucarlos Grand Prix, presented by Kubota Canada & Stewart’s Equipment, is named in memory of the legendary show jumping horse Zucarlos, Hayes’ mount at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.Earlier in the week, Teran of Colombia took the top two places in the $25,000 Hayes Co. Open Welcome held Friday, August 16, following a 12-horse jump-off. Teran guided Woklahoma to victory for the ARK Partners LLC and also finished second riding ADC Chef Z for owner Bob Suriwka. Yann Candele of Caledon, ON, settled for third with Cantera and fourth with Brooklyn Blues while 2008 Olympic team silver medalist of King City, ON, rounded out the top five riding Vannety B for Silver Bay Holdings.Karina Aziz of Hamilton, ON, topped a three-horse jump-off to win Saturday’s $10,000 1.40m Highland Meadows Modified Grand Prix riding Fleur Rooster van Betz for Iron Horse Farm. Ryan Roy of King City, ON, took second with Limbo 124 while Hayes rounded out the top three riding Leondias for owner and class sponsor, Trish Crang. Graham and In The Money 3E took fourth while Aziz and a second mount, Chacco’s Goldy, placed fifth.Building on the success of its inaugural event in 2012, the CSI2* Orangeville International attracted top competitors, including numerous Olympians, to the 84-acre OAS Event Center. Spectators enjoyed the excitement from the ringside ‘Champions Pub’ where Pommies Dry Cider was flowing.Having formerly organized show jumping tournaments in Sutton, Collingwood and Ottawa, the Hayes family’s Hayes Co. celebrated its 29th year by mounting the international show jumping event in its hometown of Orangeville. Two-time Canadian Olympian Jay Hayes, his wife Shawn, and their three daughters, Lauren, Ainsley and Regan, and son-in-law Johan Letimonier, all call Orangeville home.Hayes Co. would like to thank all of the sponsors who make the Orangeville International possible through their generous support: Antarés, Best Western Inn & Suites Orangeville, Blackbird, Casillero del Diablo, Cavalier Transportation Services, Champion Shavings, Dutch Masters, Equestrian Factory Outlet, Equitex, Friends of the Tournaments, Glen Echo Nurseries, Hearn Veterinary Services, Henry Equestrian Insurance, Highland Meadows, Highlands National Leasing, Horse Sport, Iron Horse Farm, Kubota Canada, Luke Proulx Farrier Services, Martha W. Jolicoeur/Illustrated Properties, McKee-Pownall, Mill Street, NationWide Auto Warranty, Nobelton Feed Mill, Olive Media, Omega Alpha, Orangeville Citizen, Patrón XO Café, Pommies Dry Cider, Premier Marine, Rock Garden Farms, Rogers TV, Sarkis Equine Design, St. Remy, Stewart’s Equipment, Stonewood Construction Management, the Mitton/Lewtas Family, Thompson, Tooze, McLean &Elkin, and Wentworth Stables.The CSI2* Orangeville International is pleased to offer a portion of proceeds to the Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville, its charity partner for 2013.$50,000 CSI2* Zucarlos Grand PrixRider/Hometown/Horse/Faults/Time1. Hugh Graham/Schomberg, ON/Distant Star 3E/0:0/43.642. Roberto Teran/Colombia/Woklahoma/0:0/46.513. Jacqueline Steffens/Harriston, ON/Quercus Van Generhese/0:0/48.194. Karen Cudmore/Omaha, NE/Shea/0:0/48.525. Angela Covert/St. Lazare, QC/Utan/0:4/46.266. Lauren Hunkin/Kemptville, ON/Larry 0146/0:4/47.517. Karen Cudmore/Omaha, NE/Shea/0:4/55.688. Neil Badcock/King City, ON/Campino/19. Susan Horn/Bolton, ON/Her Courchevel/410. Mac Cone/King City, ON/Vannety B/411. Yann Candele/Caledon, ON/Brooklyn Blues/412. Jay Hayes/Orangeville, ON/Riva 7$25,000 Hayes Co. Grand PrixRider/Hometown/Horse/Faults/Time1. Roberto Teran /Woklahoma/0:0/32.092. Roberto Teran/Colombia/ADC Chef Z/0:0/32.703. Yann Candele/Caledon, ON/Cantera/0:0/33.784. Yann Candele/Caledon, ON/Brooklyn Blues/0:0/33.895. Mac Cone/King City, ON/Vannety B/0:0/34.186. Lauren Patava/Etobicoke, ON/Sly/0:0 /34.247. Lauren Hunkin/Kemptville, ON/Larry 0146/0:0/35.268. Yann Candele/Caledon, ON/Vortex/0:4/34.649. Karen Cudmore/Omaha, NE/Shea/0:4/36.6010. Hugh Graham/Schomberg, ON/Distant Star 3E/0:4/36.6311. Susan Horn/Bolton, ON/Zahara S/0:12/36.0512. Jay Hayes/Orangeville, ON/Riva/0:15/48.40 Tags: Hugh Graham, Roberto Teran, Zucarlos Grand Prix, Orangeville International Show Jumping Tournament, Distant Star 3E, Woklahoma, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email*last_img read more

Zombies, Run dev Six to Start acquired for $9.5m

first_imgMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 8th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareZombies, Run developer Six to Start has been acquired by the Australian fitness firm OliveX.The deal covers all of Six to Start’s issued shares, with OliveX paying USD $6.65 million upfront, with a further $2.85 million tied to future performance.The UK-based Six to Start is a specialist in gamified fitness apps, the best known of which is Zombies, Run. It has also released The Walk and Zombies, Run 5k.Zombies, Run has 300,000 monthly active users, around 50,000 of which pay for a subscription. According to a statement from OliveX, the average revenue per subscriber is more than £25 per year.Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Keith Rumjahn, CEO of OliveX, said that the acquisition of Six to Start will “bring immediate value to OliveX.”When the acquisition is complete, Six to Start founder and CEO Adrian Hon will become chief innovation officer at OliveX. In addition, he will continue to serve as executive director at Six to Start.We talked to Hon and Zombies, Run writer Naomi Alderman in 2013, when Zombies, Run was in the midst of explosive growth — you can read the interview here.last_img read more

Airbnb plans to file for IPO this month

first_imgSince the pandemic struck, Airbnb has secured private-equity financing at high interest rates, and increased its focus on longer-term rentals.Despite economic disruption caused by the coronavirus, technology companies whose services do not necessarily depend on fixed physical locations have soared in value.The Nasdaq Composite index which lists many tech companies has risen by nearly 14 percent this year.Rental insurance provider Lemonade scored a valuation of $3.8 billion when it went public in early July, more than doubling its share price on the first day of trading.Airbnb has said that despite the pandemic, guests booked more than one million nights’ worth of future stays on July 8 alone, the highest level of bookings since March 3. [WSJ] —Orion Jones  This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Getty)Airbnb plans to file IPO paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission later this month, a move that would allow the peer-to-peer home-rental giant to potentially sell shares to the public before the end of the year.Morgan Stanley was tapped to lead the IPO, the Wall Street Journal reported.In May, Airbnb laid off almost 2,000 employees — some 25 percent of its staff — as it grappled with the fallout from the pandemic, which devastated the travel industry and saw Airbnb’s valuation fall to $18 billion from a high of $31 billion. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced in July that the president of Airbnb’s Homes division, Greg Greeley, would step down after two years with the company.Read moreAirbnb has thousands of unregistered listings in LA, city chargesAirbnb executive to step down as startup revives IPO plansAirbnb banked on short-term rentals. Can it continue without them?last_img read more

Why Kevin Harvick will win the 2017 Monster Energy Series title

first_imgRELATED: Buy tickets for Homestead-Miami Championship WeekendEditor’s note: This is the third in a series of four stories examining why each driver could win the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. RECAP: Martin Truex Jr. | Kyle Busch | Brad Keselowski• • •Kevin Harvick will win the 2017 championship because … He’s “The Closer.”The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has a history of sealing the deal late in races, and we’ve yet to see a title won in this format that didn’t come down to the wire — with all three champions holding off his playoff competitors and winning the race outright since its debut in 2014.And who set the bar for that? Harvick, the 2014 champion.The veteran driver is near-untouchable at Miami in his career, as the statistical leader in top-five finishes (eight), top 10s (14), laps run (4,277), and lead-lap finishes (15). He has the best driver rating among the Championship 4 at the 1.5-mile facility at 106.0 and sports a nice average finish of 6.9 — with the next closest among the four being Truex at 12.3.In addition to his Miami-specific stats, Harvick has been sensational on intermediate tracks in general in 2017, only finishing outside the top 10 once, at Las Vegas. The 2014 champ crashed out of that one with a tire going down shortly before the end of Stage 1 … while racing inside the top 10.All of this could lead to just one more “Monster” reason for Harvick to be happy come Sunday night.MORE: Kevin and DeLana through the years | Breaking down the Championship 4last_img read more

Bristol Motor Speedway, Formosa Productions explore racing future in Nashville

first_imgFormosa Productions Inc. and Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) have today reached an agreement to explore bringing major NASCAR racing events back to Nashville. The joint effort intends to combine local racing and other major motorsports events that once made Fairgrounds Speedway one of the premier raceways in motorsports.Formosa Productions has a multi-year contract with the Metro Nashville Board of Fair Commissioners to promote and manage the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and operate a limited number of local racing events. BMS and Formosa Productions, who will continue to lead local racing efforts, have signed a contract to work with Metro Nashville and the Board of Fair Commissioners, owner of the historic raceway at the Nashville Fairgrounds, on a long-range plan of significant track improvements and high-profile race events that could include NASCAR events upon the facility meeting standards.“This is terrific news for fans of racing and drivers all across the country and will bring a brighter future for Nashville Fairgrounds,” said Tony Formosa, president of Formosa Productions. “I’m excited to work with Bruton and Marcus Smith and the Bristol team who I feel will bring this historic facility back to where it belongs. Today marks an exciting new beginning for the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.”Claire Formosa, vice president of Formosa Productions added, “This is exactly what the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville needed. This is one of the most historic short tracks in the country. To know that we now have the chance to bring back NASCAR and restore this facility to what it once was, without losing any of its history is remarkable. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this facility and everyone involved.”Said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, “Tony and our team both see the same bright future for Fairgrounds Speedway. Nashville has a special reputation as one of the most exciting tracks in the history of motorsports, and the region has a remarkably large and passionate fan base. The motorsports industry — the sanctioning bodies, drivers and race teams — is excited about Nashville’s potential to be a regular site for major events. With Metro supportive of that vision, we are eager to start working tomorrow with the city, Tony and other stakeholders at the Fairgrounds and beyond, to develop a first-class racing facility and program.”last_img read more

Post-Katrina, Innovative Charter School in New Orleans Sets Example for Nation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSince Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a laboratory for all sorts of charter schools.One school promising a college prep environment opened its doors to incoming freshman in the desolate Ninth Ward, where most of the students entered with reading skills at only a fourth grade level.By focusing on enthusiasm for the goals of reaching college and daily character growth, the Science & Math Academy has designed a program that both addresses their deficits and accelerates them beyond the average. And, the program is working.In two years, as founder and incoming principal, 28-year-old Ben Marcovitz has taken the original freshman class,  previously with little hope for a successful future, to nearly the top of the city’s list for overall test scores.WATCH the video to witness the transformation of kids enrolled at Sci Academy…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Cheapest gas prices most likely over. How does that impact Texas?

first_img Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:• Midland Odessa – $1.61/g, down 5.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.66/g.• San Antonio – $1.41/g, down 1.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.43/g.• Austin – $1.46/g, down 3.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.49/g. It’s becoming clearer that 99-cent per gallon gas prices from the COVID-19 pandemic are solidly behind us as gasoline demand rebounds across the country with cities and states slowly reopening.“The lowest-priced stations in the country will see some upward movement, but most areas will still see declines,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.Texas gas prices have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.49/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations. Gas prices in Texas are 17 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 110.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.“While oil may continue to struggle, a disconnect between low oil prices and rising gasoline prices has emerged at the hands of refineries that have slowed production over the past month to avoid flooding the market with unwanted gasoline,” DeHaan said.“As demand stages a rebound, it remains to be seen how quickly refiners will raise production to meet the locations that have or will begin to re-open in the days and weeks ahead. For now, expect prices to see upward potential- but only in the lower priced states- as we await a boost in gasoline production.”center_img According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas is priced at $1.09/g today while the most expensive is $2.39/g, a difference of $1.30/g.The lowest price in the state today is $1.09/g while the highest is $2.39/g, a difference of $1.30/g.The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.75/g today.The national average is down 14.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 114.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.Historical gasoline prices in Texas and the national average going back ten years:May 4, 2019: $2.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.90/g)May 4, 2018: $2.57/g (U.S. Average: $2.81/g)May 4, 2017: $2.20/g (U.S. Average: $2.35/g)May 4, 2016: $1.99/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)May 4, 2015: $2.39/g (U.S. Average: $2.62/g)May 4, 2014: $3.45/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)May 4, 2013: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)May 4, 2012: $3.66/g (U.S. Average: $3.80/g)May 4, 2011: $3.86/g (U.S. Average: $3.99/g)May 4, 2010: $2.78/g (U.S. Average: $2.89/g)last_img read more