Fishing the North Coast: Rain on the way, hopefully steelhead too

first_imgComing off one of the driest Decembers in history, we really have nowhere to go but up as far as rainfall totals go. Eureka checked in with a measly 1.94 inches of rain for December, well below the 8.12-inch average. But there is a change on the horizon as the forecast is finally calling for some well-needed rain. The lack of rain has made it tough on the winter steelhead anglers, where options have been few. Other than the Smith and main stem Eel, all of the other coastal rivers that are …last_img

Oakland A’s bring back left-handed reliever on free agent deal

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)Left-handed reliever Jake Diekman agreed to a two-year contract, with a 2022 club option, with the Oakland A’s, the team announced on Tuesday.The contract is reportedly worth $7.5 million over the two years, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.Diekman came to the A’s in a trade with the Kansas City Royals at the 2019 July deadline. He recorded a 4.43 ERA with 21 strikeouts, 16 walks and a 3.95 FIP and allowed no home runs in …last_img

How Much Fresh Air Does Your Home Need?

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has had a residential ventilation standard since 2003, when ASHRAE 62.2 (“Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings”) was first approved for publication. (For more information on providing fresh air for homes, see Designing a Good Ventilation System.)Until recently, the basic ventilation rate formula established by ASHRAE 62.2 back in 2003 — 7.5 cfm per person plus 1 cfm per 100 square feet — has remained unchanged. (The standard assumes that the number of occupants in a home equals the number of bedrooms plus one.)However, the latest (2013) version of ASHRAE 62.2 includes a significant change in the decade-old ventilation formula. Under the new formula, high-performance homes will need to be ventilated at a higher rate, namely 7.5 cfm per person plus 3 cfm per 100 square feet. This means that for a tightly built 2,400-square-foot home with 3 bedrooms, the minimum airflow rate of the ventilation equipment has jumped 89%, from 54 cfm to 102 cfm.This new formula has been criticized by some building scientists, especially those who have long argued that even the older formula — the one specifying a lower ventilation rate — was probably too high. The most prominent critic of the new formula is Joseph Lstiburek, a principal of the Building Science Corporation in Massachusetts and one of the original members of the ASHRAE committee that developed the 62.2 standard.One of the most prominent defenders of the new formula is Max Sherman, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the former chairperson of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee. (Sherman is also a Holladay Distinguished Fellow, an ASHRAE honorific named after my grandfather.)The 2010 version (and earlier versions) of ASHRAE 62.2 asserted that the (old) formula used to determine the minimum airflow rate of ventilation equipment was based on the assumption that all homes deserve an “infiltration credit” of… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

NEW EMPLOYEE AIMS FOR TOUCH GROWTH

first_imgThe ATA would like to announce that from Monday, November 8, Rachel Moyle will be commencing full time employment with the association. Rachel has been working with the ATA since September 2003 when she was awarded the media scholarship position. She has attended several ATA events and worked on maintaining the website. From Monday onwards she will be continuing work with the ATA in the Media field. This work will encompass both current tournament and website duties, as well as further media relations for Touch throughout Australia. She will be working to gain the sport more public attention, raise awareness and knowledge and help with gaining assistance and sponsorship through the media. Rachel will be available for all local, regional and state associations to work with. She is able to write stories, media releases and assist with general media work for all levels and groups involved with Touch. Please feel free to contact Rachel at any stage if you have a story or press release that needs to be written or would like assistance for either your website or local newspapers and media outlets. Please also feel free to contact her if you would like assistance in gaining publicity for your event or tournament. Rachel’s employment will also encompass two other areas for Australian Touch. She will be taking over the national travel and accommodation for ATA, part of the job Mellissa Craft held until recently finishing at ATA. She will also be undertaking the management of the Hot Spots program. The Hot Spots program has been introduced to assist CB’s and their Business Development Managers to attract new affiliates and to win back unaffiliated groups. The ATA envisages this program to produce a 3% growth in affiliated teams for the 2004/05 period. The ATA will help meet the requirements for a new affiliate by offering the following Hot Spots package. * Advertising campaign * Starter Kit made up of Administration Polo Shirts, 5 Touch Balls, 5 Referee Shirts * 5 targeted referee training sessions * Targeted Sporting Pulse education * Affiliate CD (marketing CD) * Sportsware Competition and Database program All enquiries on media work or assistance, the Hot Spots program and national travel and accommodation can be directed to Rachel Moyle at [email protected]last_img read more

College Spun Media Is Looking To Hire A Full-Time Writer This Summer

first_imgCS Square LogoCS Square LogoCSsquarelogo-e1344353072209We are expanding!College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over four million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry.We’re looking for one full-time writer to add to our staff for our Hoboken, New Jersey (next to NYC) office. We’re looking for candidates who are obsessed college sports and understand the ever-changing digital journalism landscape. Ideal candidates will also have relevant experience. As an employee of College Spun, you will help dictate the site’s editorial direction.Qualifications:You must be entrepreneurially-minded and OBSESSED with college sports.You must have experience at an online publication.You must be a great writer who can spot an interesting story and have the personality to tell it in an entertaining way.You must be well-versed in social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc).You must be able to edit and manage other writers; team players only.You must not care about a 9-5, Monday-Friday lifestyle. Games are all on nights and weekends.You must be competitive by nature and self-motivated.You must be willing to relocate to the NYC area.Think you’re the perfect candidate? Then we can’t wait to meet you. If that’s not you but you know someone else who is that person, please introduce us.To apply, please email [email protected] with your resume and two writing samples.last_img read more

Venezuelan opposition asks UK bank not to give Maduro gold

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela — Key Venezuelan opposition leaders are urging the Bank of England not to hand over $550 million worth of gold reserves requested by President Nicolas Maduro.A letter sent Friday to the bank says Maduro’s government would steal the 14 tons of gold or use it to oppress and kill Venezuelans.The letter is from former National Assembly President Julio Borges and opposition party leader Carlos Vecchio, both living in exile.Critics accuse Maduro of draining the country’s gold reserves to make up for plummeting crude production in the once-wealthy oil nation. The government has been repatriating gold reserves since 2012.The letter notes that the United Kingdom and United States both consider Maduro’s government illegitimate.The Bank of England and Venezuela communications ministry didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

RBI penalty Swift blames shortcomings in automated payment processes at banks

first_imgMumbai, Mar 7 (PTI) Global financial messaging cooperative Swift said Thursday blamed the shortcomings in banks’ automated payment processes and also reconciliations for the regulatory penalties on 19 of them over the past few past week and said it’s not their job to police the lenders. Over the past week, the Reserve Bank has penalised 19 banks, including SBI and ICICI Bank, for non-compliance with the Swift system– the virtual connection between India and the rest of the world when it comes to financial messaging. The penalty amounts ranged between Rs 1 and Rs 4 crore and the overall penalty totals Rs 40 crore. Alain Raes, Swift chief executive for Asia Pacific and EMEA, however, refused to comment on the penalised banks’ contention that such shortcomings are “minor” in nature. “It’s about STP (straight through processing) automation within a bank’s operations, which has nothing to do with us, and also reconciliation,” Raes told reporters here. He also stressed that none of these shortcomings are Swift’s own doing and expressed their inability to police all the members. Whenever we find a shortcoming in any member institution, we flag the same to the respective regulator and it’s up to the regulator to take a call on how to tackle the issue, he said. Raes, however, conceded that the aspects on automation are fairly expensive for the lenders, but its country head Kiran Shetty was quick to add that the cost of a fraud will be much larger. It can be noted that the modus operandi of over Rs 13,000 crore fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank, allegedly perpetrated by diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, rested on the abuse of the Swift system. In the absence of an integration between a bank’s core banking system and the Swift platform, a PNB official connived with the fraudsters to send several payment messages to dubious foreign entities, defrauding the bank. Raes parried a question on whether all the institutions served by them have their CBS platforms integrated with Swift but said they have been insisting on reducing manual intervention in transactions as much of the frauds have happened due to manual interventions. He also said it will be unfair to blame Swift for frauds being perpetrated at member-banks as their role is limited to flagging concerns as a “hygiene” policy. He said the agency has listed down 16 principles which are mandatory for every institution connecting with the world, adding all its Indian clientele are in compliance with them from a self-attestation perspective. It is also adding two more principles as part of its ongoing efforts to make the security architecture more robust, he said, adding these two are derived from the list of 11 principles which are a part of an “advisory” list at present. About data localisation, Raes said increasing instances of regulatory requirements in various geographies will push up costs of financial messaging. Shetty said SBI will soon be joining a list of 11 Indian banks using the modern GPI (global payments initiative) platform aimed at making payments more efficient, fast, transparent and cheaper. Swift India also recently appointed former SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya as the chairman of its board, he added.last_img read more

Filing of nomination papers for 13 LS constituencies in Rajasthan to commence

first_imgJaipur: Notification for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections that will see 13 out of 25 parliamentary constituencies in Rajasthan go to polls will be issued Tuesday, signalling the commencement of the nomination filing process for the same. Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar Monday said nomination papers will be accepted from 11 am to 3 pm till April 9. Scrutiny of the papers will be done on April 10 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is April 12, he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Voting in the 13 constituencies of Tonk-Swai Madhopur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Kota and Jhalawar-Baran will be held on April 29. Of these, the BJP has not declared its candidates for the Rajsamand and Barmer constituencies, while the Congress is yet to name its candidates for the Rajsamand, Ajmer, Bhilwara and Jhalawar-Baran seats. The Lok Sabha election in Rajasthan will be held in two phases, with the remaining 12 constituencies going to polls on May 6.last_img read more

Terrifying Crane falls on busy Seattle street killing four

first_imgSeattle (US): A construction crane fell from a building on Google’s new Seattle campus during a storm that brought wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city’s busiest streets and killing four people. One female and three males had died by the time firefighters had arrived Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. Two of the dead were ironworkers who had been inside the crane while the other two were people who were inside cars, Fire Department spokesman Lance Garland said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportA 25-year-old mother and her 4-month-old daughter were in a car that was smashed by the crane on its passenger side, and both managed to escape with only minor injuries, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said, calling it a miracle. They and a 28-year-old man were taken to Harborview Medical Center. A fourth person also was injured and treated at the scene. The crane collapsed near the often-congested intersection of Mercer and Fairview Avenue just north of downtown in the South Lake Union neighborhood shortly before 3:30 pm, Scoggins said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe deadly collapse is sure to bring scrutiny about the safety of the dozens of cranes that dot the city’s skyscape. With Amazon, Google and other tech companies increasing their hiring in Seattle, the city has more cranes building office towers and apartment buildings than any other in the United States. As of January, there were about 60 construction cranes in Seattle. Durkan said the city had a good track record with crane safety but that officials would conduct a review. “It’s a horrible day in Seattle when something like this happens. But it’s a time when we come together because Seattle is a city that rallies around each other,” she said.last_img read more