Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsA normal light switch offers only two choices: on and off. But a dimmer switch allows you to control how bright you want the room to be. Simply turning a knob or sliding a lever lets you adjust light levels.Now if you’re ready to make the switch, so to speak, Doug Cornwell, chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, is ready to shed some light on the subject.Here, in this installment of Alure Home Improvement’s “60-Second Fix: How To Change Your Light Switch To A Dimmer,” he shows how to swap a toggle switch in the bathroom with a dimmer switch.Why would you ever want to do this? Because you might have some “high hat” lights in the ceiling that would provide better lighting more suitable to your mood at the moment if you could lower the intensity of the overall illumination.Though there is an assortment of dimmer switches to choose from, the concept is essentially the same: cutting down the AC current to reduce the total energy empowering the light bulb.Now that you understand the idea, Cornwell stresses the serious nature of what you’re about to do. You certainly want to play it safe, so don’t ignore this:“First, and foremost, the most important thing is to make sure the power is off!” he advises.To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Never start fooling around with anything electrical until you safeguard your action by defusing the situation. Go to the fuse box or circuit breaker and make sure no power is going to that bathroom switch. If it means that you end up working in the dark, then get a flashlight or do the work by daylight. Moonlight is best left for serenades.So, once your working condition is guaranteed to be safe from any unwanted shocking experiences, remove the switch plates holding the switch against the wall in order to expose the switch’s inner mechanism and allow yourself some flexible movement. In this example, two toggle switches are lined up side by side, but Cornwell intends only to remove the right one and replace it with a dimmer switch.Cornwell points out the two screws, one on the top and the other on the bottom, holding this toggle switch in place. Loosen the top one first, he recommends. Once you remove the screws, the toggle switch assembly will slightly protrude from the wall. Grab it firmly and pull it out just far enough so you can clearly see where the wires are attached in back.Now, before continuing, he demonstrates what the back of the dimmer switch looks like so you’ll understand which wire goes where. This is important advice. If you connect the wires wrongly, the switch won’t work. And even more seriously, you could risk a short circuit or even a fire.“If you look at the dimmer switch,” Cornwell explains, “you’ll see it comes with three wires: two black wires and one green wire. The green wire is the traditional ground. Always remember that: ‘the green ground.’”Next, he undoes the three wires connecting the toggle switch, which you’ll see also consist of two black and one green wires.As he shows, these wires don’t require their own terminals on the dimmer switch. As Cornwell illustrates, you can use a wire connecter nut to connect the dimmer switch’s wires with your house’s wires. Here, Cornwell is using a blue wire connector, but the connector’s color isn’t as important as the colors of the wires.Cornwell demonstrates how you grab the wires with a pair of pliers and straighten the exposed leads—the inner copper ends that are surrounded by the wire’s insulation. Carefully prepare them. Then just connect black to black; it doesn’t matter which black wire goes with which. You put both ends of the wire from the wall and the wire from the dimmer switch into each connector nut.“Twist it on,” he says.One, two, three, twist! And they’re connected.Click here to learn more about Alure Home Improvements“What I like to do once it’s done,” adds Cornwell, “is take black vinyl electrical tape and wrap it firmly around the connector nut.”Make sure you do all three wires! Then you can simply push the wires back into the wall. Take the wall plate’s attachment screws and screw the switch back into the wall box.“Put the plate back on and you’re all set to go,” says Cornwell.With the last screw in, you now have a toggle switch and a dimmer switch.The mood lighting awaits. So remember, you don’t have to curse the darkness; Alure Home Improvements teaches you how to usher in a little bit of light!
Tyshon Dye, who played three seasons for the Clemson Tigers and was a member of their 2016 national championship team, drowned Friday, the university has confirmed.According to multiple reports, the 25-year-old Dye was swimming Friday afternoon with family at Richard B. Russell State Park in Georgia near the South Carolina state line. He was a member of the 2016 national championship team.After graduating with a degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management, Dye used his final year of eligibility to play for the East Carolina Pirates, where he gained 283 yards from scrimmage in 2017.BREAKING NEWS: Very sad news to report today as Former ECU Football Player, Tyshon Dye, has passed away in a drowning accident. Pirate Radio extends our deepest sympathies to Tyshon’s friends and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. https://t.co/61nVch5TvR— Pirate Radio ☠️ (@pirateradio1250) July 6, 2019 When Dye disappeared underwater, family called 911. Search crews recovered his body around 6 p.m.Our hearts break tonight to confirm the passing of Tyshon Dye.https://t.co/WCGoG0SmOj pic.twitter.com/Boq32fJqA8— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) July 6, 2019″All of our hearts are just broken,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. I can honestly say Tyshon Dye is one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever been associated with or coached. We’re just all heartbroken tonight, and we’re praying for his family and know that he’s been called home.”Dye played three seasons at running back for the Tigers, rushing for 351 yards and five touchdowns in 17 games from 2014-2016.
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Story and Photos By Jay CookMIDDLETOWN –Proponents for more reliable electric power service and citizens deeply concerned about its effects on their lives will both get to air their points of view at a highly anticipated public hearing.On Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., Middletown High School North will be the host site for a public hearing overseen by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) regarding the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP), a $111 million transmission line proposal by Jersey Central Power & Light Co. (JCP&L).Supervising the meeting on behalf of the OAL will be Judge Gail M. Cookson, one of 24 judges assigned to the Newark division of the government entity.Middletown North High School will be the venue for the Jan. 25 public hearing on the proposed power lines in eastern Monmouth County.Middletown High School North was chosen to host the public hearing since it is one of the largest facilities within the possibly affected areas. The auditorium inside the school seats 725, with approximately 315 parking spaces on campus, according to the high school’s principal’s office.An influx of traffic to the area on the evening of Jan. 25 is expected. Across the street from Middletown High School North is Tindall Park, which if necessary, logistically could serve as an overflow for parking.Regarding the meeting itself, OAL public information officer and chief administrative officer Patrick Mulligan gave light to exactly what Cookson’s role will be at the public hearing.“The judge is there as a referee just to make sure things progress without much fanfare or too many headaches,” he said.At 7 p.m. on Jan. 25, Cookson is expected to call the meeting to order. There will most likely be sign-in sheets for all parties who wish to speak on the record for or against the MCRP. Chances are elected officials will be given the right to speak first, if they wish.There is no time limit to the meeting itself, meaning it could last anywhere from one hour to upwards of four or five, Mulligan said. However, time limits may be imposed on speakers at the hearing. The length of those limits likely will not be known until Jan. 24, so Mulligan suggested speakers keep their comments “brief and short.”The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will also be providing security on site for the public hearing.The issue at hand is the MCRP, a nearly 10-mile long, 230-kV high-voltage transmission line connecting power substations from Aberdeen to Red Bank according to a 671-page petition filed to the BPU on Aug. 9. The line would travel along the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line commuter rail right-of-way through neighboring towns Hazlet, Holmdel and Middletown.When that petition was filed to the BPU, it was immediately transferred to the OAL, which will be the initial decision-maker on whether or not the project continues. The OAL will make a choice for or against the MCRP, and then it will be up to the BPU to decide if they agree with that choice.Since announcing the project to residents within 200 feet of the proposed corridor in late May of 2016, JCP&L has stood their ground on the importance for the project.“For this project in particular, throughout the process we have held multiple opportunities to interact with the public,” said Stephanie Walton, a spokesperson for FirstEnergy – the Akron, Ohio-based parent company of JCP&L. “We had public meetings back in June and we have a public website and a hotline where folks can call in and have their questions addressed as well.”That website, MonmouthReliability.com, has been logging JCP&L’s updates to the project’s status as the process has advanced. The webpage also discusses the benefits to the MCRP, provides a question-and-answer section, information about the communities involved and a contacts page.With about a week until the public hearing, Walton said that the public utility is finalizing which representatives will speak on behalf of the company for the necessity of the project.Walton also said that JCP&L plans to remain an open book to the public going forward.“When built, it will provide additional reliability to 214,000 residential and commercial customers in Monmouth County,” she said. “It is an important project, and we’ll just continue to explain the need for the project and answer any questions from the administrative law judge or any questions throughout this regulatory process.”Fighting the project on the home front is Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE), a local Monmouth County grassroots group formed out of concerns over the MCRP’s effect on nearby towns.President Rachael Kanapka, who has been a constant source of optimism for concerned residents, believes RAGE’s fight is stronger than ever.“We all have an obligation, if you oppose this project, to go and make sure the judge hears from all of us,” Kanapka said. “We’re encouraging people obviously to attend – their presence is critical.”As a public meeting, residents can put their views on the record with the OAL and BPU. RAGE has been working on an outreach program to try and engage as many residents as possible in Monmouth County who feel the MCRP would be detrimental.Utilizing RAGE talking points, along with bringing young children to make the testimony personal, is a strategy the group plans to use on Jan. 25.“I want the auditorium overflowing with people so that the judge sees that this project is not wanted and that this project is not needed,” Kanapka said.Following a code of conduct and decorum at the public hearing is also key to ensuring a smooth evening.The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG), a nonprofit organization that seeks transparency and accountability in all levels of state government, provided a few guidelines to public hearing protocol.According to Walter Leurs, the vice president to NJFOG, the most important issue is that people need to show up and voice their opinions on the record.He also believes following the set of rules by the presiding judge will improve the speed and effectiveness of the hearing.“Know the rules and follow them,” Leurs said. “This is a hearing, so there’s going to be certain expectations of decorum and procedure. If there’s time limits, follow the time limits. If there’s places to sit, sit where you’re supposed to sit. When other people are speaking, don’t talk or interrupt.”He also said that submitting written testimony on the record is just as – if not more effective – than speeding through the exact same statement in hand. Make sure to announce that written testimony is being added, and follow that up with a quick overview as to what it says.Leurs warned against being redundant. If a resident shares the same beliefs as those who spoke before him, announce that, and then add in a personal sentiment.“Shakespeare said that brevity is the soul of wit,” Leurs said. “So, when people are making their comments, get to the point – be succinct and be clear.”
The Greater Trail Minor Hockey League has successfully nominated Trail’s Ken Koshey for the Kraft Hockey Goes On contest.Koshey now sits in the top 100 and will need the votes of his family, friends, colleagues and the Greater Trail Area to win a spot in the top 25. Five grand prize winning nominees will win $100,000 for their selected Minor Hockey Association and a total of 20 second prize winning nominees will also win $20,000 to be awarded to their selected Minor Hockey Association.Koshey has been involved in Trail for over 40 years and has touched the lives of several people in his community.“This year, my oldest son played Atom and was placed on Ken Koshey’s team,” said Alison Morrison, a mom of two Trail hockey boys.“I got to experience first-hand why he received a special award in 2010. He was so positive and so encouraging of every child on his team. My son’s confidence bloomed under Ken’s praise and the team had a fun-filled and fantastic season.”Greater Trail will soon be able to vote for Ken amongst the top 100 during a 48-hour voting period, which will take place between March 23 (starting at 9 a.m. ET) and March 24, 2013 (ending at 11:59:59 p.m. ET).Voting is easy; go to http://www.krafthockeygoeson.comand vote for Ken Koshey! Winning Nominees will be announced April 3rd.
Sparked by a ball control offence Team Ferda repeated as champs in the Open Division of the Nelson Youth Soccer Winter Tournament Sunday at the Indoor Facility on Cedar Street.Ryan Lewis and Mitch Popadynetz each scored three times as Team Ferda defeated D-Nial 8-0 to capture the Winter Open Division Tournament title.Popednytz and Lewis struck early in the game, each scoring once as Team Ferda jumped to a 3-0 lead at halftime.Lewis scored his second of the game five minutes into the second half and the rout was on.Andrew Tranfo and Kevin Lewis completed the scoring for Team Ferda. Keeper Mitch Melanson, called on to make a few key saves, registered the shutout in goal for Team Ferda. Team Ferda, winners of the A Pool with a 2-0 mark, advanced to the final by stopping PT Wagons 7-2 in semi final action Sunday morning.PT Wagons jumped to a 2-0 lead before Team Ferda struck for three goals before halftime to secure a 3-2 lead at recess.Team Ferda then increased the margin as the second half progressed.In the other semi final, D-Nial, champs of the B-Pool, outlasted Pawnee Rangers.PT Wagons edged Pawnee Rangers for the consolation prize in the Open Division.Los Amigos defeated Real Lenheds 6-5 to finish fifth in the tournament.In the Winter Rec Division, Abacus scored early and often to defeat Blue Thunder 6-1 in the final.Both teams finished the round robin with 20 points after playing to a 2-2 draw during the previous action.Team Focus took third with 13 points Red Dog close behind in fourth with 11.
Naomh Columba 06.09.2011Many congratulations to our under 14 team, and to their managers, Gabriel O’Neill and Andrew Gillespie, on their fantastic county final victory on Friday night last. Our lads overcame Aodh Rua, Killygordon in a breathtaking affair in Davy Brennan Memorial Park, Glenties. Well done to all involved – the club & parish are very proud! Anyone who has photos from Friday night, and who would be happy to have them included in a club display , please contact Caitríona Nic Seoin. Our seniors suffered a disappointing defeat to St Michaels on Sunday last, despite a good display in the first half. The reserves fared better, winning with a seven point margin. We are scheduled to play host to Milford in the second leg of the championship this weekend. Games are set for Saturday, 4.30pm and 6pm starts in Páirc na nGael. Please come along and support the lads. The next club meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 8th, at 9.15pm in the clubhouse. We have been requested to start compiling information for the 2011 county yearbook, which will be launched at county convention. Can all managers please compile a few words to sum up their teams season, and forward onto Caitríona – [email protected] / 086 1970127. Ádh mór: to everyone heading away to college in the coming weeks. We wish you all the best. Pilates classes are resuming for the new season, and will take place every Tuesday evening, at 7pm, in the clubhouse at Páirc na nGael. For further information, please contact Rosie on 087 9927829. Níor bhaineadh lotto na seachtaine seo caite. Uimhreacha: 11. 16. 23. 24. Duaiseanna Aitheantais: Siún Donovan, Cill Chartha. Seamus Doherty, Mín an Aoire. Proinnsias Kennedy, Mín an Aoire. Clement O Gara, An Charraig. Owen Carr, An Caiseal. Lotto na seachtaine seo chugainn (6/9/2011) €4800.GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTES was last modified: September 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTES
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly to mostly sunny today. Most of the scattered shower action stays north over Lake Erie and into southern Ontario, but we need to keep an eye out in NE Ohio.Tomorrow, Mostly sunny over 80% of the state. A small batch of moisture sneaks into far SW Ohio, near Cincinnati, and then affects the far southern tip of the state. Showers can give a few hundredths to .2″ there, but coverage is minor.Partly to mostly sunny from Saturday through Monday. Temps normal to above normal.Rain and thunderstorm action develops Tuesday. Rain totals can be from .1″-.75″ with 80% coverage. This likely is our best rain chance over the next 10 days.Partly to mostly sunny and dry again from next Wednesday through Sunday. For the weekend, through, there looks to be a little more instability over the state, so even though we expect partly sunny skies, we may have to watch for a few scattered showers. Right now they stay north into MI and over Lake Erie…but could easily drift south. The map at right shows rain potential through the next 10 days.For the rest of the extended period, we have rain potential for Sunday night through Monday the 19th, and some action may come as thunderstorms. That can produce .25″-1.5″ over 60% of Ohio.For Tuesday the 20th through Thursday the 22nd, we can see Partly to mostly sunny skies, but cant rule out of scattered showers on Thursday, triggering up to .25″ and 40% coverage.Showers move through to finish the extended period on Friday the 23rd. .1″-.4″ are the likely totals with 70% coverage.
China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Tags:#Healthcare#mental health#online marketplace#scheduling platform#startup Mental health has dominated the news in recent years, from weak assessments of Europe’s mental health institutions to mass shootings to celebrity suicides. Each story underscores the need for mental health support — and the consequences of not making such support accessible.And the need for it may be stronger than previously believed: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that nearly 44 million American adults suffer from mental illness each year, translating to one in five adults experiencing a mental illness in any given year. NAMI correlates this with the high rate of addictions, homelessness, and crime plaguing those with mental health issues, and it notes that suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.With mental health support so badly needed, why do progressive nations have such a hard time supplying it? Part of it has to do with identification, and part of it has to do with accessibility. In an era when we rely on technology to fuel much of our work and medical care, we’ve been reluctant to apply technology to the problem of improving access to mental health support — and UMA Health is looking to change that.Creating a Marketplace for a Silent NeedAccording to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, only 40 percent of those suffering from anxiety issues and related disorders have disclosed this to their employers — despite these issues impacting their work performance and relationships with their colleagues. That means those suffering from mental illness are in a catch-22: They’re afraid disclosure will make their bosses and co-workers view them as weak, but they’re endangering their livelihood through the behaviors their mental health challenges cause.This is unfathomable to Dave Kerpen, the serial entrepreneur who recently became CEO of UMA Health. Kerpen’s father has chronic bipolar disorder that’s led him to spend the past three decades in and out of psych wards in New York. Kerpen says many hesitate to tell their employers for fear of judgment, but it gets in the way of peak performance, which should be the ultimate goal of both the employer and the employee.“I’ve always believed that mental health isn’t about those who are sick vs those who are well — it’s about all of us improving our happiness, security, sense of safety and self-worth,” he says. “It’s about all of us becoming focused on who we are and what we want to get out of life and give to this world.”Thus, he wanted to help build UMA Health, an online marketplace that connects people to mental health professionals and executive coaches, offering transparent information on costs, specialties, locations, availability, and ratings. The platform operates outside insurance processing, making it easy for patients to schedule and pay for appointments in one place. It also removes big barriers preventing those with mental health conditions from seeking help: Will there be a paper trail? Do I need a referral to see a specialist? How do I know this provider can even help me?Eliminating Barriers to CareKerpen says he endured the struggle firsthand while searching for a new therapist after his longtime therapist moved away, and he was frustrated by what he found: a lack of transparency about rates, lengthy phone call loops, and a time-consuming online search that made even getting help feel cumbersome.He believes that this difficulty, combined with the sheer frequency of mental health challenges, should encourage health professionals and private businesses to find ways to smooth the path to treatment and remove the stigma. “Managing mental health appointments should be as simple as getting an Uber,” Kerpen says.UMA is extending its services to companies aiming to improve their productivity. Its UMA for Business program enables employers to purchase discounted stipends for executives and employees seeking mental health care or career coaching. Kerpen says giving the UMA dollars directly to employers removes the fear of being punished for pursuing help for mental health — it emphasizes the forward-thinking perspective of businesses looking to help people before problems arise.And that also highlights the fact that everyone could use a mental health boost, not just those treating an “illness.” Kerpen says, “We’re all living on a spectrum of mental health, meaning there’s always room to move forward. We want to help those who’ve felt stuck at 30 and those who want to move from 95 to 100.”UMA believes the long-term impact is positive for both employees and employers. “Employees feel their development and well-being are prioritized, which keeps them going,” Kerpen says. “And employers remain competitive in their recruitment and retention efforts, being seen by both employees and candidates as providing a supportive environment.”UMA is looking to expand nationwide, and its free membership will help its expansion. Both consumers and mental health care providers or professional coaches can join the platform at no cost, and therapists have already applauded its elimination of administrative headaches: Aplana Choudhury, a licensed mental health counselor in New York, says she’s shifted to using the platform for all her clients, both those obtained through UMA and those who worked with her prior, because it enables them to focus on their work, not administrative concerns.In addition to accepting HSA cards and extending free membership, the company is offering $100 in credits for future appointments to those who sign up. Kerpen says, “We simply want to get people in touch with the providers who can get them where they want to go and keep them feeling as healthy and happy as possible along the way.”Technology has been applied to nearly every other aspect of our existence, but many remain hesitant to apply it to something as nebulous and feelings-centered as mental health. But, as UMA proves, technology may enable us to push many barriers out of the way and get exactly what we need: accessible mental health care for all. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Related Posts How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture How to Get Started in China and Have Success
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Against the region’s volleyball team, the Filipinos are not only shooting for a better record than in the AVC but are also aiming for the top prize.“We will give out best come the SEA Games,” said national team veteran Jovelyn Gonzaga in Filipino Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena. “The goal is to bring home a medal for the Philippines, and we’ll put on our best performance there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Philippines had a chance to take the seventh place in the tournament but its spirited comeback against the 21st-ranked Kazakhs lasted just two sets.Gonzaga said they failed to adjust quicker to the Kazakhs’ constant attacks in the fifth set and she hopes they can improve on their mental toughness come the Games at Kuala Lumpur. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’ LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines had a disappointing end in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after losing in five sets to Kazakhstan 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 21-25, 15-3, to finish at eighth place.But the AVC is just the first part of the national team’s grueling August schedule as it will also compete in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village View comments “I think our opponents read our strategy and we had a hard time adjusting,” said Gonzaga who had 10 points in the loss. “Holding on to your momentum all depends on the team’s mental toughness and that’s the area we have to improve on.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension