Frozen pipes a concern as temperatures dip

first_img(Photo: Paul Goyette/CC BY-SA 2.0/MGN) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With temperatures below freezing, there’s a risk of pipes freezing.There are steps homeowners can take now to help prevent that from happening.- Advertisement – “Frozen pipes become a concern anytime the high temperature drops below freezing for a sustained period. We want to make sure our customers know how to keep their home’s water flowing during the Arctic blast, and also what to do if their pipes do freeze this winter,” says Aqua North Carolina President Shannon Becker.Becker recommends that all customers take the following steps ahead of severe winter weather:Make sure to have a supply of heat tape and pipe insulation, as well as a portable space heater and a hair dryer on hand.Locate and visibly mark the home’s master water valve. In the event that a pipe does break, use this value to turn off water to the home.Make sure the lids on outdoor meter pits are not broken or missing.Shut off and drain any outside faucets including those for lawn sprinkling systems.Prevent drafts in unheated areas, such as crawl spaces or basements, by replacing broken glass or making other repairs.Becker also advises customers to take the following precautions in any unheated areas of their homes when temperatures drop below freezing:Wrap pipes with insulation material or heat tape. Wrap indoor water meters with a blanket. Proper and safe use of portable space heaters can also keep exposed pipes in drafty areas from freezing.For interior plumbing located on an outside wall such as a kitchen sink, install heat tape to the pipes beneath the sink. If no small children are in the house, open cabinet doors beneath the sink to allow the warm air in the home to reach the pipes.When temperatures remain near 10°F, customers may want to leave a very thin stream of water running continuously from at least one tap in their home—preferably the one farthest from the meter. The additional cost of the water is cheaper than the cost of repairing ruptured pipes.If a customer can locate the frozen area of a pipe, open a spigot and use a hand-held hair dryer (blow dryer) or heat tape to thaw the area. If this does not resolve the issue, contact a licensed plumber.last_img read more

CFPUA to begin flushing pipes Tuesday

first_img The flushing will be begin at 10 p.m. and run through the night until 7 a.m. It is possible that customers may experience low pressure and/or discoloration during the process.CFPUA recommends that customers reduce water use while crews are in their area, and if you do experience discoloration, to run cold water for at least one to three minutes to allow the lines to clear.For more information and a map of when CFPUA will be working in your area, click here. CFPUA (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC  (WWAY) — Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will conduct routine flushing maintenance during the summer months.Beginning Tuesday, CFPUA crews will force water through pipes at a high velocity which will be flushed out of fire hydrants removing accumulated sediment.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Woman injured after falling in the sea at StPauls Bay

first_img SharePrint A woman was grievously injured after she fell in the sea in St.Paul’s Bay on Sunday morning. In a press release the Police said that the incident happened at around 4.30am in Triq Isouard. The victim is a 46-year-old Serbian who resides in Mellieħa. The woman was taken to Mater Dei Hospital. <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img WhatsApplast_img

Funeral for Terry Farrugia to be held today

first_imgThe funeral of radio presenter Terry Farrugia will be held this afternoon, it has been announced.The news was announced on the Facebook page ‘Terry Time’ set up exclusively to collect money to support his cancer care.The announcement states that the funeral will take place at 2PM at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in San Pawl tat-Targa. The family is asking attendees to bring cards and flowers and also to make a donation to Puttinu.A number of radio stations have also held a minute silence in respect to Terry. The announcement of the funeral comes only a few days after the former VIBE and BayFM radio presenter passed away.Acute Myeloid LeukemiaBack in April 2016, Terry was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia which he started a course of treatment and chemotherapy to eradicate.  After one year it was discovered that his cancer had returned thus requiring more aggressive treatment and a bone marrow transplant. Although a local donor could not be found, Terry was taken to the UK for the transplant in March 2018.First tests indicated that it had been successful but later assessments showed that there were small signs of cell disease returning. Shortly after, it was confirmed that Terry had cancer again. Doctors decided to seek a different type of medicine.Terry Farrugia passes away‘Terry Time’ was formed earlier this year as a dedicated site to help raise €500,000 to support the cost of Terry’s treatment in Houston Texas.€500,000 sought for local radio presenter’s cancer treatmentBay Radio and Vibe FMTerry Farrugia began his career in the early nineties with the Radio Island Sound with its ‘Terry Time’ program. He then began working with Bay Radio and later with Vibe FM. In 2009, Terry was station manager of Vibe FM.Audio: “Always smiling, even during treatment” – JD PatrickWhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Pilots killed in private airplane crash were on a lifetime trip to

first_imgTwo Brits who were killed in a light-plane crash in the south of France on Wednesday had been ‘on the trip of a lifetime’ to Malta.The crash occurred over the high mountain Maddalena Pass, on the Alpine border with Italy.Both men were part of a group of several planes who had set off from Eshott Airfield in Northumberland on Sunday.Corporate Dispatch reports that on Facebook Richard Pike, director of Purple Aviation, based in Felton, Northumberland, said thep had been travelling in a series of stages, scheduled to reach Malta on Saturday.The expedition from Newcastle to Malta was meant to be “the trip of a lifetime”, he said.The pilot of the plane has been named as 37-year-old Andrew Buck. The other passenger is yet to be named.Photo FacebookWhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Scientists and Technologists Discover Super Jupiter

first_imgAdvertisement Astronomers have discovered what they’re calling a “super Jupiter” orbiting a star 170 light years away from earth.According to astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, the newly discovered gas giant planet has 13 times the mass of Jupiter and orbits the star Kappa Andromedae, which has a mass 2.5 times larger than our Sun.Most exoplanets are discovered through indirect detection such as the so-called transit method, in which a small change in the light emanating from a planet’s parent star is observed as the planet orbits it. – Advertisement – But the Jupiter-like planet was actually photographed directly, using the Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.The direct detection of the massive planet means scientists should be able to use other means to gather further information about it, including performing an in-depth analysis of the planet’s light, as well as investigating the radiation emitted by Kappa Andromedae, which could provide insight into the planet’s atmosphere.Scientists hope the discovery will shed light on how planets are formed, because Kappa Andromedae is a very young star–30 million years old–compared to our sun, which is 5 billion years old. This planet probably formed in a similar way to ordinary, lower-mass planets, in a “protoplanetary disk” of gas and dust.Source: VoANewslast_img read more

Huawei partners MTN Uganda to launch CallerTunez Online Awards

first_imgAdvertisement MTN Uganda announces to launch the CallerTunez Online Awards in partnership with Huawei, the leading ICT solution provider.The CallerTunez online Awards will run from 6th August 2015 to November 2015. The MTN users can dial *170# to enjoy CallerTunes service and win cash reach 2.5 million UGX and Huawei devices (the Mate7, P7 and media Pad) during the Awards promotion.As the technical partner, Huawei owned a mixed team, joined by Ugandans, Kenyans and Chinese, will provide the professional technical and operation support for this online awards. – Advertisement – In 2010, Huawei helped MTN Uganda to deploy CallerTunez services for MTN Uganda users. By now it has been running for five years, and the subscribers increased to 1.5 million. The CallerTunez helped MTN Uganda to offer a more impactful user experience to their users.The service allows MTN users to choose a tune and set it as their phone welcome tune for calling parties. The calling party can hear personalized music, sound, voice clip, or message instead of the familiar “duu-duuu” sound. It has greatly enhanced the experience of subscribers when enjoying the latest ICT technology. “The technology should not always be cold and stiff, and we should care more about the experience of our subscribers however they are using their phones. As the service provider and platform provider, Huawei hopes to develop more customer-oriented service with MTN, to fulfill customer’s differentiated needs by more humanized designs. We also hope more Uganda people can take this opportunity to enjoy phone calls more,” Said the Manager Director of Huawei Uganda, Mr. Stanley Chyn.Besides Uganda, Huawei also deployed the CallerTunez services in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt and others in Africa. According the latest research, Huawei CallerTunez (RBT) solution is the No.1 brand all over the world.last_img read more


first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Tuesday 11 JuneQuiet morning so far, with just a couple of horses attracting interest.Salisbury 3.00We’ve laid Muthmir, a debutant from the William Haggas stable, bought for 130,000 Guineas as a yearling.Lingfield 7.30Also seen money here for Meridius who now has just five rivals. He finished 10th of 11 at Newmarket on debut and only start.last_img

Man U v Man City In theory

first_imgIn theory….. two dangerous words. Chelsea and Man City are trading as joint favourites for the Premier League title, but which position would you rather be in ???Chelsea have a four point lead – but Man City have three games in hand – which, in theory, could put them three points clear of Chelsea if they win all of them.I’d rather be in Chelsea’s position to be honest with the points on the board. No game can be taken for granted and the pressure is always much more on the team chasing.As Chelsea themselves demonstrated when losing at Villa Park – even the relatively straight forward games can throw up a banana skin to trip up on.Whilst Old Trafford might not be the fortress it used to be in recent seasons (Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton, Newcastle and West Brom have all won there this season), Man City face a tough task against their arch rivals and neighbours – particularly with less pressure on Man U as at long last they are stringing some good results together.The Champions League comeback against Olympiakos lifted a massive weight over Man U and probably kept David Moyes in his job and they have since gone on to beat West Ham comfortably at the weekend.Man City also arrive in good form having thrashed Fulham 5-0 at the weekend and are also unbeaten in their last eight away games. Their record over United in recent seasons has been impressive:HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Sep 2013 Premier Man City 4-1 Man UtdApr 2013 Premier Man Utd 1-2 Man CityDec 2012 Premier Man City 2-3 Man UtdApr 2012 Premier Man City 1-0 Man UtdJan 2012 FA Cup Man City 2-3 Man UtdOct 2011 Premier Man Utd 1-6 Man CityAug 2011 C Shield Man Utd 3-2 Man CityApr 2011 FA Cup Man City 1-0 Man UtdFeb 2011 Premier Man Utd 2-1 Man CityNov 2010 Premier Man City 0-0 Man UtdFor City, Vincent Kompany is back from suspension but Sergio Aguero and Matija Nastasic are both on the sidelines through injury.David Moyes is likely to make a late call on the fitness of Chris Smalling (hamstring), Jonny Evans (calf) and Rio Ferdinand (back). His problems are confounded by captain Vidic being suspended and Robin van Persie being out with a knee injury.The draw at around 5/2 with Star Sports makes some appeal – proving once again, from Man City’s point of view, that points on the board are more important than games in hand.That’s in theory at least……RECOMMENDED BET (scale of 1-10 points)10 points DRAW at around 5/2 with Star SportsRUNNING RETURN (MARCH): LOSS 62.25 POINTSRUNNING RETURN (YEAR): LOSS 82.28 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

BENS BLOG 5 Reasons Why Greyhound Racing Is Better Than Horse Racing

first_img5 Reasons Why Greyhound Racing Is Better Than Horse Racing1) Everything at the dogs is easier: you don’t have to suffer the traffic and palaver of Royal Ascot, the wait between races is half the time, and what’s more; it costs a fraction of the price to go!2) The Dogs is a free-for-all, whilst the endless nepotism of horse-racing is quite simply nauseating. In Greyhound Racing, there aren’t a group of Establishment figures, who are considered, absolutely above question, let alone criticism, and are molly-coddled all the way.3) The form at The Dogs is far easier to understand, rather than the endless waffle you have to endure, at the horses. Normally coming from snake-oil salesmen, looking to promote themselves, by complicating everything.4) The viewing is superb at most dog-tracks. Half the time, its a waste of time, going to most flat race-meetings.5) People who go Greyhound Racing, go for exactly that. The Dogs isn’t a social climbing event, where you are going to bump into one cut-out, sneering-Hooray-Henry, after another. This, unfortunately, is an inevitable certainty at places like Goodwood.Enjoy a trip down memory lane with Yankee Express trained by the legendary George Curtis… In other news:We are in Cudillero, Northern Spain, and thankfully, have already found a tremendous little eatery, in this delightful town.‘El Faro’ does the job, and ticks all the boxes, on every level. It scores an immediate 8.5, and shouldn’t be missed if you’re ever here.On the other hand, ‘El Pescador’, was double the money, had a slow and surly waitress, and the food was very average indeed. 2.Over and out, B xlast_img read more