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Indiana second best state to drive in, according to study

first_imgIndianaLocalNews By Brooklyne Beatty – January 19, 2021 2 621 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ TAGSdriveIndianarankedstudyvehicleWallethub Twittercenter_img Facebook Indiana is the second best state to drive in, according to a recent WalletHub study that worked to determine the states that provide the best commuting conditions.WalletHub compared the 50 states across four key dimensions:Cost of Ownership and MaintenanceTraffic and InfrastructureSafetyAccess to Vehicles and MaintenanceIndiana ranked second overall, and second in the Cost of Ownership and Maintenance category. The Hoosier state ranked 22nd in Traffic and Infrastructure, 33rd in Safety and 19th in Access to Vehicles and Maintenance.Other top-ranked states include Texas, North Carolina, Iowa and Tennessee. The worst state to drive in was determined to be Hawaii.To view the full study, click here.  WhatsApp Google+ Indiana second best state to drive in, according to study WhatsApp Previous articleForever Learning Institute soon enrolling for spring semesterNext articleCrowdfunding campaign launched for Hums Park Hammock Station Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Hospital admissions for heat stroke declining in the U.S.

first_imgHeat waves are becoming more common, but the number of hospital admissions for heat stroke has declined significantly in the United States in recent years, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published in the journal Environmental Health. In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers examined data from more than 23 million Medicare beneficiaries in 1,916 U.S. counties between 1999 and 2010.Heat stroke is a serious and life-threatening illness that often occurs when patients have a core body temperature over 104 degrees Fahrenheit. In the study, researchers calculated the relative risk of heat stroke among older adults during heat wave days (defined as at least two consecutive days with daily mean temperature greater than the 97th percentile of temperatures in that county) compared to non-heat wave days.Researchers found that over time, the risk of heat stroke declined, with notable geographic differences. The risk was highest in the Northeast, while it was lower in the South and Southwest. They also found that heat waves early in the summer were more likely to result in heat stroke admissions than those later in the season.According to Francesca Dominici, professor of biostatistics and senior associate dean for information technology at Harvard Chan School, and senior author of the study, there could be several reasons for the decline, including greater awareness of the risk of heat stroke, expanded use of air conditioning, and the potential that climate change is making people acclimate more easily to higher temperatures. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Brisbane builder selling his own dream home on the river

first_img AFL star Jason Akermanis hopes to kick goals selling real estate MORE: Welcome to QLD’s power streets Australia’s most wanted streets revealed Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The Veronicas selling their QLD hinterland hideaway FOLLOW COURIER MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK Kirsty and Ben Morland with Evie, 9, Max, 7, and Isla, 5, at their home on Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, which they are selling. Image: Josh Woning.To say Brisbane builder Ben Morland has a soft spot for Yeronga’s most famous street would be an understatement. The owner of design and construction firm grayHAUS grew up in Brisbane Corso and has built six luxury houses in the street — including his own dream home. “My parents built our family home here when I was in my early teens,” Mr Morland said.“When I moved away, I earmaked this street as somewhere to live and stay in. Ms Rudolph said the kitchen was at the heart of the home in a seamless integration of living areas.“There’s a series of more private areas including a study, three lounge rooms, and a four-car basement with storage and a self-contained office/apartment,” Ms Rudolph said. The home of Susie O’Neill at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.The property is scheduled to go to auction on Saturday, September 5, at 3pm.Brisbane Corso is also home to Olympic swimming great Susie O’Neill, who is also selling her property at 401 Brisbane Corso.Other residents include former Olympian turned property developer Mark Stockwell and owners of the racehorse, Winx. This house at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.“I drove past one day and a sign was up for sale (in the street) and I said to Kirsty; ‘We’re buying that house’.”The Morlands subdivided the riverfront block and built two houses on it.They built their current home at 352 Brisbane Corso on one and sold the other to rugby league coach Wayne Bennett. The home is a design masterpiece, with a heavy use of concrete.Mr Morland and his wife, Kirsty, along with their three children, moved into their modern masterpiece on 610 sqm some 18 months ago.“I went above and beyond here,” he said.“My lovely wife and I had many a robust conversation about the design for about 12 months.“We always knew we were going to make this the family home, so we had the time to get it right.” The kitchen is the centre of the home at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.The house is a mid-century modern masterpiece, featuring suspended concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling glazing, offering unobstructed views of the swimming pool, fireplace, outdoor dining area and backyard.Mr Morland said his wife kept telling him to ‘soften it down’, when it came to the design features.“I love this house,” he said. “I love how open and free-flowing it is.“And the street appeal. It has that elevated aspect and is flood-free, which is a plus in Yeronga.” This mid-century modern design is signature to grayHAUS.But it’s time for a change and the Morlands have an itch to build a new project on acreage.“Our kids are super active and they need more room to run amok,” Mr Morland said. “The house would suit someone who had extended family, or an older family with teenagers as there’s a terrific, fully self-contained apartment on the lower level with its own access.“I had a vision of creating a great house with a connection to the space where the kitchen was in the heart of the home to enjoy Queensland living.” The property is scheduled to go to auction next month.Mr Morland said the family would miss living in Brisbane Corso, particularly being close to the river and the parklands.“The Corso is an active hub of Yeronga, with a great community feel,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“I like Yeronga because it’s off the beaten track a bit — close to Brisbane but … this little bubble off the main road.“It’s a tightly-held suburb. A lot of homes will sell to locals in the area, and a lot offmarket.” Ray White New Farm Principal Matt Lancashire and prestige agent Christine Rudolph are marketing the Morlands’ property at 352 Brisbane Corso. This house at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.Mr Lancashire said the property in Brisbane’s millionaire’s row was “the hottest new arrival” to the Brisbane Corso when it was built in 2018.“This mid-century home has a contemporary twist and the grayHAUS team have invested an insane level of detail into creating this welcoming family home, with a layout designed to flow effortlessly between spaces, where raw materials are offset by warm timber elements,” Mr Lancashire said.last_img read more

Germany Lose to Austria in Neuer Comeback

first_imgGermany head coach Joachim Low rested Bayern Munich pair Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels, along with Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, in order to give them time to recover at the end of a demanding club season. It looked for a while as if the rest of Low’s squad would be given the night off too as a downpour put the game in doubt.Czech referee Pavel Kralovec carried out a number of pitch inspections – with the kick-off put back three times – before finally deciding that play could start.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Germany captain Manuel Neuer’s comeback ended in defeat by Austria in a friendly delayed by 105 minutes because of heavy rain in Klagenfurt. Goalkeeper Neuer, out since September with a broken foot, returned just 15 days before his country’s World Cup defence begins against Mexico.Mesut Ozil pounced on a goalkeeping error to give Germany the lead. But Martin Hinteregger equalised with a superb angled volley before Alessandro Schopf steered in the winner.It ensured Austria their first win over Germany in 32 years and maintained Franco Foda’s 100% record since becoming their coach last November.last_img read more

Limited minutes for Thompson and Battle sting Syracuse in 80-75 loss to Pittsburgh

first_img Published on February 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Battle was never really a factor for much of the game, and outside of his buzzer-beating 3 on Tuesday against Clemson, he was never a big contributor in that game either. His father, Gary Battle, tweeted that his son had a fever before playing the Tigers, and Battle still looked dogged on the court against Pittsburgh.He struggled to finish a pair of contested layups, and admitted with a hoarse voice after the game that he felt almost entirely out of sync.“I just didn’t play well,” Battle said. “I haven’t practiced in a couple days, so it’s tough getting back in to all that stuff and jumping right back into the game. Especially because I’ve been sick, too.”Thompson’s foul trouble only further fractured Syracuse’s chances of making a comeback. He scored only four points, but simply the threat of another shooter on the floor could have injected life into SU’s offense earlier than the final few minutes of the game. Roberson pitched in eight points, including a timely pair of free throws and offensive rebounds, but it took the Orange a while to get much offense working in the paint.It’s become a frustrating theme for head coach Jim Boeheim, who said he’s used to Thompson playing in foul trouble by now. He then disputed that Battle played sick against Clemson, but what’s inarguable about Saturday’s game is that Syracuse doesn’t have the same ceiling without its star freshman.All season, Tyler Lydon and Andrew White have shown to be the most pivotal scorers on the team. But in a game when SU’s offense sputtered for huge chunks of time, it was left to think what could have been if Battle and Thompson had played like they’re capable of. Commentscenter_img PITTSBURGH — Facing an 11-point deficit and most of the second half still to go, Syracuse had Pittsburgh right where it wanted it. Not only did SU enter Saturday’s game on a five-game winning streak, but it won the last three by overcoming a double-digit gap on the scoreboard.With 14:51 still to go, in came Frank Howard and Tyler Roberson off the bench. Out went Tyus Battle, Taurean Thompson and the Orange’s best chance to string together a fourth straight remarkable comeback.Battle hasn’t been himself in the past couple games, fighting a cold that resulted in him playing only 16 minutes. Thompson exited with three fouls and wouldn’t reenter for 12 more minutes, with only 2:21 remaining. Both players have engineered their own comebacks in this recent stretch— Battle against Virginia, Thompson against Clemson — but playing 16 minutes each never allowed Syracuse to play like its capable of.“We bring a lot of offense and defense to the table,” Thompson said about him and Battle. “We have chemistry.“I do think we’re the best team when we’re both on the court.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead, Thompson was left on the bench to imagine how he could have altered plays he was never a part of. Battle watched the Orange offense finally start to pick up in his absence, but that didn’t happen until the game’s final minutes. Syracuse (16-10, 8-5 Atlantic Coast) never did finish off a long game of catchup, and the result was an 80-75 loss to Pittsburgh (14-11, 3-9) at Peterson Events Center on Saturday afternoon.Without Thompson, SU is forced to lean on an offensively-challenged Tyler Roberson. The senior might be the more stable defender, but the Orange’s shooting options are limited greatly in the absence of Thompson. Without Battle, Syracuse has to run with a two-point guard lineup that isn’t as efficient from the behind the arc. Howard’s one 3-pointer, drawing Syracuse within seven with 70 seconds to go, was his second since Dec. 19 against Eastern Michigan.Without two freshmen who have proven to be key cogs in SU’s late-season revival, the offensive ceiling of this team is severely diminished.“We got a ‘next man up kind’ of feeling around here,” Howard said. “…It shouldn’t be a problem (replacing Thompson and Battle), but today we just didn’t bring it.”By the end of the first half, Roberson and Howard combined for a plus-minus of -26, with Roberson sporting a -16 on his own. The Orange was +9 with Thompson on the court in the opening stanza, despite going into halftime with a seven-point deficit.MORE COVERAGEThe Final Word: Syracuse falls at Pittsburgh, 80-75Graphical breakdown of Syracuse’s 80-75 loss at PittsburghWhat we learned after Syracuse’s 80-75 loss at PittsburghTyler Lydon held to only 8 points in Syracuse’s 80-75 loss at PittsburghGallery: Syracuse loses to Pittsburgh, 80-75last_img read more

Boca Juniors arrive in Madrid to end Copa saga

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Boca Juniors landed in Spain on Wednesday as they prepare to end the long-running Copa Libertadores final saga over two weeks after a fan assault threw the fixture into doubt.Boca players were greeted by an army of fans outside their hotel in Madrid as they prepare to finally dispute the second leg of the final against arch-rivals River Plate on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, with the scores level at 2-2 after the first match at Boca’s La Bombanera ground almost a month ago.The match has been delayed ever since River fans attacked the Boca team bus hours before the match was supposed to take place at River’s El Monumental stadium on November 24.River jetted off from Buenos Aires on Wednesday afternoon, with Boca already in the Spanish capital in order to contest the decisive leg of the biggest match in Argentine football history at a venue at which they had both initially refused to play.Over the weekend River joined Boca in saying that it was “incomprehensible” that the game had been moved to Spain, insisting that the club bore no responsibility for the “faults in the security operation” for the high profile fixture in Buenos Aires.On Tuesday Boca hero Juan Roman Riquelme slammed the decision to move the match away from Buenos Aires to Spain, saying that it would make one of the world’s fiercest derbies “the most expensive friendly in history”.“The final is losing a bit of its magic,” Cristian Farfalla, a young Boca Juniors supporter who made the transatlantic trip from Argentina, told AFP. “Honestly, I would have preferred the game to be played over there (in Argentina). But on the other side, I have the chance to be able to come and see it, which I wouldn’t normally have been able to do.”On Monday the two clubs each put 5,000 tickets on sale to supporters in Argentina at 3,600 pesos (84 euros), or a quarter of the average monthly Argentine salary.Meanwhile in Spain 20,000 tickets were put on sale for Boca fans outside Argentina on Tuesday, and a source close to the match organisers told AFP that the same number of tickets would go on sale to River supporters who live abroad.last_img read more

State Department suspends employee allegedly member of white supremacist group

first_imgThe State Department suspended an employee of its energy bureau for alleged ties to a white supremacist group.According to Politico, Matthew Gebert, a foreign affairs officer for the department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, has been an active member of a white supremacist group for more than five years.Gebert has been linked to the Washington D.C.-area chapter of white supremacy.A report published Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate speech, also linked Gerbert to racist propaganda published online.The group cited a post from Gebert where he allegedly called for white people to establish “a country of our own with nukes, and we will retake this thing lickety-split.”The State Department has not spoken out about the matter at this time.last_img

Informal Group Looks to Preserve Rumson Estate

first_imgBy John BurtonThe Rohallion Estate in Rumson is for sale and neighbors fear the property could be bought and subdivided for development.RUMSON — A group of area residents are hoping they can muster enough support to preserve a borough property that they believe has historical significance.The group, who met for the first time on Thursday, July 26, has begun hashing out ideas to save the Rohallion Estate, 45 Bellevue Ave., a sprawling 5-acre property with numerous large specimen trees and an expansive multistory home nestled in the center.The 10 members of the group walked through the palatial home and grounds. “Rumson starts losing its estates, it starts losing its validity,” fears Bob Baxter, a North Rohallion Drive resident and a member of the group.“I grew up here,” around the estate, said Nick McCabe, another area resident. “And I can’t tell you how beautiful it was.”McCabe’s parents bought their property, about 3 acres on North Rohallion, in the 1950s from the then-owners of estate.The fear for some is that the 5-acre tract will eventually be purchased and subdivided for development, possibly putting at risk the home, designed by the iconic late 19th and early 20th century architect Stanford White, who was responsible for the original Madison Square Garden.“We’re looking at a little piece of our heritage disappearing,” Baxter said.The Rohallion Estate on Bellevue Avenue in Rumson.The group is only in its infancy, but participants are discussing the possibility of raising the money needed to purchase the property, or if the property can be purchased by local or Monmouth County government to use for something appropriate. “You could do so much that wouldn’t be invasive,” McCabe said.“You could look at it as a park,” Baxter suggested.Another possibility would be to find a private buyer to consider using the location for a business that would work in the existing residential neighborhood, such as a bed-and-breakfast or even a catering facility.Edward Dean Adams commissioned White to design a country home in 1887, with the architect using a Normandy chateaux as his model, according to a history written by Derrill W. Hart.Khaled Mostafa is the current owner, according to borough tax rolls. It has been on the market for the last couple of years, said Pauline Poyner, with Coldwell Banker real estate agency.Borough tax records indicate it is assessed for $3,250,000, and the real estate listing puts the selling price at about $4.5 million, down from the original price of just under $5 million.Mayor John Ekdahl said borough officials “actually gave some thought to (purchasing) it before we built the new municipal building,” on East River Road a few years ago.The estate sits on a sprawling 5-acre property with numerous large specimen trees.However, when officials looked at the building, they found it would have been difficult – if not outright impossible – to reconfigure it for the borough’s uses and meet current requirements. “The layout just wasn’t appropriate to an office setting,” said Ekdahl.“At the end of the day I would love to see some public elegant use,” McCabe said.But the trick, observed, Jamie Wark, a Linden Lane resident who is part of the group, is “to figure out ways to make it financially feasible.”Group members said their next task will be to put together a plan to present to interested parties to begin the conversation about saving the location.Baxter was not deterred by the challenge.“We’re going to save it,” he said. “And, more than save it, we’re going to reinvent it into something that we all can be proud of.”The location, which is zoned for residential use that needs a minimum 1.5 acres for development, is adjacent to Rumson Country Day School, a private school.Any future subdivision of the property could prove problematic, Ekdahl speculated, given the location’s wealth of “some magnificent trees,” and the borough’s tree protection ordinance.The mayor shared group members’ appreciation of the site. “It was probably the most magnificent property in Rumson for years, or decades,” he said.last_img read more

World War I-Era Ordnance Found Along Jersey Shore

first_imgGardner said crews spent the time between December and March sifting and digging through the sand, excavating up to 10 feet in some places. Metal detectors were also used on the beaches, as well as instruments to inspect the surf zone in the ocean as well.Gardner also added that there is no origin of the boosters, either where they came from or when then were dumped into the ocean. Though only speculating, he said they were most likely tossed overboard when considered as excess after WWI.The ordnance found along these beaches has no correlation to the mortar round found by a beachgoer at the F Beach Jan. 5 on Sandy Hook. That ordnance was destroyed by the Naval Weapon Station Earle’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, which closed down the beach two days later.“Unexploded ordnance are not uncommon at Gateway’s Sandy Hook Unit,” Gateway National Recreation Area’s superintendent Jen Nersesian said in a statement. “Not only was Fort Hancock an active military base until 1974, but this site was also the proving ground of the U.S. Army from 1874 until 1919.”Gardner said that since the search has ended along the three towns, residents can comfortably go to the beach, yet must always keep an eye out.“By conducting this thorough screening of the beaches, we do feel we’ve significantly reduced any potential risks to the public related to these items,” he said. “I do want to clarify although that highly unlikely, given the dynamic environment of the ocean and surf zone, the potential could still exist for an individual to discover one of these items.”In the chance someone encounters a possible unexploded ordnance, the USACE asks residents to follow the Three R’s:Recognize: A possible munition item has been encountered.Retreat: Mark the area and move away from the item.Report: Immediately notify a lifeguard or call 911 to report the discovery. This article was first published in the March 16-23 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. By Jay Cook |Over 300 pieces of military-grade ordnance, each no larger than a pocket-sized ChapStick, were recovered along beaches in three Shore towns, and ultimately disposed of safely.The beach towns of Loch Arbour, Allenhurst and Deal had been the site of a post-Sandy coastal storm risk management project spearheaded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which began in 2015.Sand pumped onto those beaches for the replenishment was riddled with hundreds of fusing components for World War I-era artillery, unbeknownst to the USACE.Starting in December of 2016, the Baltimore District – which specializes in munitions and explosives – came to aid in the removal.“For the past couple months, what we’ve done is sifted through the sand that was placed on the beach, while being pumped in,” said Baltimore District spokesman Chris Gardner. “We modified our processes to prevent any more from being inadvertently pumped onto the beach.”In total, 362 fusing components, mostly consisting of boosters, were found over a three-month span, which ended in the first week in March.Boosters are one of four components to a basic artillery round, acting as the explosive agent. Despite their size, Gardner said, the pieces had the potential to still be live and dangerous.After collection, the rounds were taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for safe detonation, said Staff Sgt. Caitlin Jones.On March 2, the 87th Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit destroyed 329 boosters on location at the base.“When those kinds of items are found in the region,” Jones said, “our team is trained to retrieve them in a variety of environments and safely dispose of them on our range.”last_img read more

Leafs explode past Cats 3-1 to complete weekend sweep

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs exploded for three third-period goal en route to a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Creston Thunder Cats Saturday in the East Kootenay City.The win was the second of the weekend for the Leafs.Nelson opened weekend Thursday be edging the Grand Forks Border Bruins 2-1.Linden Horswill, Colton McCarthy, with his fifth goal of the season, and captain Colton Schell on the power play, was all the goals Leaf netminder Cody Boeckman would need to secure the win.Nelson dominated most of the game, firing a total of 42 shots at Cats goalie Michael Hails. The Coldstream native was perfect through 40 minutes, holding the Leafs scoreless and keep the home town ahead 1-0.Trevor Hanna scored the lone goal for the Cats.Nelson, 2-1-1, moves into second spot in Neil Murdoch Division standings, one point behind defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The two Murdoch leaders begin a home-and-home series Friday in Fruitvale.The Beaver Valley contest concludes a four-game road trip for the Leafs.Nelson plays host to the Hawks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAF BANTER: Team captain Colton Schell is leading by example and leads the team in scoring with six points. Rookie Colton McCarthy is right behind Schell in points and Nelson in goals with five. McCarthy is also tied for the league lead in goals with Ryan Henderson of Columbia Valley. . . .Nelson rookie Jacob Boyczuk and defenceman Seth Schmidt each finished the Creston game with two assists. . . . Recently acquired forward Brendan Colter was in the lineup for both weekend games for the Leafs.last_img read more