AAA: 1 in 5 U.S. Drivers Want an Electric Vehicle

first_imgChevrolet Bolt EV Premier Midsize Car Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Compact Car Category Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Subcompact Car Best Under $30K Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSAAAElectric Vehicles Previous articleApril’s showers nearly double the average rainfall for many countiesNext articleOn this day in Florida history: Skyway Bridge collapses Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Large Car Survey reveals its annual top picks for electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient vehiclesAmerica’s appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees a strong future for electric vehicles. To help “green” car shoppers make an informed choice, AAA conducts independent, rigorous test-track evaluations of electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient, gas-powered vehicles.“Electric vehicles have become more affordable, attractive, and they include innovative technology,” said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Many consumers view electric vehicles as the cars of the future, but AAA still encourages consumers to do their homework when choosing an EV to determine whether or not it is a good fit for their lifestyle.”Perhaps fueling American’s desire for electric vehicles, AAA’s survey found that “range anxiety” is beginning to ease. Among those unsure or unwilling to choose an electric vehicle for their next car, 63 percent (down 9 percent from 2017) cited not enough places to charge as a detractor while 58 percent (down 15 percent from 2017) expressed concern over running out of charge while driving. Range anxiety is less of a concern for millennials (48 percent) than Generation X or Baby Boomers (64 percent and 66 percent, respectively).While the range is important to most (87 percent) electric and hybrid vehicle shoppers, it is not the only consideration. Reliability is king with nine-in-ten (92 percent) of those likely to by an electric or hybrid vehicle stating it is important when evaluating which car to buy. Electric and hybrid car shoppers are also prioritizing crash ratings (77 percent), cost (71 percent), acceleration and handling (69 percent) and advanced safety technology such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance (60 percent). Fewer drivers are concerned with style, color, or design of the vehicle (34 percent) or brand of the vehicle (33 percent). Full survey results available here.To help drivers looking to making the switch or find their next green vehicle, Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center conducts extensive and thorough testing of high fuel efficiency, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles each year, and assigns ratings based on criteria important to buyers such as ride quality, safety and performance.“Electric Vehicles are energy efficient and environmentally friendly,” continued Nasworthy. “Potential buyers also like the fact that electric vehicles require less maintenance than internal combustion engines.”In 2018, the following vehicles earned AAA’s Top Green Vehicle award: Ford F-150 4X4 XLT Sport BMW 530e i-Performance You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier Pickup Tesla Model X 75Dcenter_img Kia Niro LX Best Over $50K Tesla Model S 75 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Tesla Model X 75D SUV/Minivan Vehicle LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Overall Winners, detailed evaluation criteria, vehicle reviews and an in-depth analysis of the green vehicle industry can be found at AAA.com/greencar.Although Americans may be more eager to buy an electric vehicle, having the right infrastructure will be critical to its widespread adoption. In 2018, the availability of charging stations had grown to more than 16,000 in the United States and, although anxiety over range has reduced, AAA’s survey found consumer expectation for charging time while on the road may not align with reality. Seven-in-ten (68 percent) Americans feel that while out driving, a charging time of no more than 30 minutes is a reasonable amount of time to wait.Drivers can access charging station locations through AAA’s Mobile app or TripTik Planner. Additional survey data, study methodology, graphics, photos and video can be found at NewsRoom.AAA.com. Tesla Model X 75D Nissan Leaf SL Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Best $30K – $50K Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Roscommon House / Neil Cownie Architect

first_imgArchitects: Neil Cownie Architect Area Area of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Mafi, Okalux, AbodoMain Contractor::Mosman Bay ConstructionStructural Engineer:Cenit GroupLandspace Architect:PlanEHydraulics Consultant:Wayne Lupton & AssociatesCity:FloreatCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Robert FrithRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Roscommon House is in conversation with its past, present, and future: as a house that reflects the unique attributes of its locations ‘Garden Suburb’ town planning, modernist architecture, and ideals of the original subdivision. A new house in conversation with the ethos of the suburb with a strong sense of belonging’. With a significant legacy of modernist and brutalist buildings still remaining in suburb, I felt a responsibility to produce a design for this new house that not only served the needs and desires of my clients but was also in conversation with the ethos of the suburb, without mimicking or replicating the past.Save this picture!© Robert FrithSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Robert FrithThrough the spatial arrangement of courtyards, the building incorporates the spirit of the garden suburb into the house, while the robust exterior materials of the building carry to interiors to continue this seamless interaction between indoor and outdoor living.Save this picture!© Robert FrithThe interiors embrace the uneven concrete surfaces and are in keeping with the Japanese aesthetic ‘Wabi-sabi’ where we have sought beauty from imperfection. Materials have been chosen for their roughness, texture, modesty, and acceptance of the beauty in aging.Save this picture!© Robert FrithThis house was designed to reduce energy and water consumption over its projected long lifespan. The site orientation and the teasing apart of the floor plan provide an excellent solar orientation to living spaces and maximise opportunities for cross ventilation from the prevailing cool winds.Save this picture!© Robert FrithThe building’s environmental elements are integrated within the building form itself and external environmental features such as the solar panels are concealed. The north-facing flat roof to the street conceals a 16.5kw photovoltaic array comprising 50 panels is currently exceeding pre-installation estimates by 20%. The owners use less than 20% of the generated electricity during the day, leaving 80% for storage in batteries that will be installed in the basement within two years. From that point, the house will be self-sufficient for electricity.Save this picture!© Robert FrithSave this picture!© Robert FrithThe selection of long-lasting, low-maintenance materials contributes to thermal mass, maintaining stable internal temperatures regardless of the season. Insulation – both thermal and acoustic – adds to indoor comfort throughout the year.Save this picture!© Robert FrithMy clients gave me the opportunity to provide a holistic design approach and service across architecture, interior design, product design, furniture, artwork selection, and landscape, the house, and its contents work together as one realization.Save this picture!© Robert FrithProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse of Ichijoji / YAPSelected ProjectsJinhua Science & Culture Complex / DDB ARCHITECTSSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957844/roscommon-house-neil-cownie-architect Clipboard Photographs:  Robert Frith Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 “COPY” ArchDaily Roscommon House / Neil Cownie Architect Year:  CopyHouses•Floreat, Australiacenter_img Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957844/roscommon-house-neil-cownie-architect Clipboard Save this picture!© Robert Frith+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Australia Roscommon House / Neil Cownie ArchitectSave this projectSaveRoscommon House / Neil Cownie Architect “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeNeil Cownie ArchitectOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookFloreatAustraliaPublished on March 02, 2021Cite: “Roscommon House / Neil Cownie Architect” 01 Mar 2021. 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Learning for life: Fit for work

first_imgLearning for life: Fit for workOn 1 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development are the processesby which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1. What legislation has accelerated the debate on the assessment offitness to work? a) Disability b) Employment c) European d) Health and safety 2. OH nurses need to recognise the legal requirements of employment forthe benefit of a) The Health and Safety Executive b) The environmental health officer c) Employers and employees d) Trade unions 3. The fitness to work framework can also be used to help with a) Reducing insurance premiums b) Litigation processes c) Disciplinary procedures d) Documentation 4. Assessment should be made on a) Test results b) Each individual c) Past history d) Medical criteria 5. Assessment of fitness to work has to consider which of the followinghealth aspects? a) Psychological b) Physical c) Sociological and intellectual d) All of the above 6. In order to assess fitness to work the OH nurse needs a thoroughknowledge of a) The job specification b) Individual qualities c) The contract of employment d) Interviewing procedures 7. Standard requirements for fitness to work are available for a) Nurses, drivers and offshore workers b) Nurses, teachers and drivers c) Drivers, offshore workers and teachers d) Nurses, teachers and offshore workers 8. Documentation of the decision-making process aids a) Transparency and efficacy b) Opacity and equitability c) Transparency and equitability d) Opacity and efficacy 9. In the working environment when should lifts NOT be used a) When they are being cleaned b) During silent hours c) When there is an emergency such as fire d) When building inspections are taking place 10. The Disability Discrimination Act applies to employers with more thana) 1,500 or more employees b) 150 or more employees c) 51 or more employees d) 15 or more employees Feedback1.a)All this legislation is important with regards to health at work but theDisability Discrimination Act 1995 has put a different slant on fitness towork. Obtain a copy of the booklet, The Disability Discrimination Act 1995:What employers need to know (1999) DL170 available from the Disability RightsCommission. 2. c), 3. d) The framework may help with all the factorsproviding suitable documentation is in place. Revise your knowledge of recordsand record keeping by reading the 1998 UKCC booklet, Guidelines for records andrecord keeping. 4. b) Although the other answers are all important everyindividual should be assessed separately. 5. d), 6. a) A sound knowledgeof the workplace and the work the individual will be doing is necessary inorder to make an assessment of fitness to work. 7. c) This answer isinteresting and should promote debate. Discuss it with respected colleagues orat you local OH group and consider how you may be able to bring about changeshould you think it is necessary. 8. c) See the answer to question 3.9. c), 10. d) Originally the figure was 20 or more employees but it wasquickly changed to 15. Take some time to explore the Disability RightsCommission website at www.drc-gb.org.uk and see what interesting and usefulpublications can be downloaded or obtained free of charge. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Elderly man set to turn $1600 Gold Coast home into million-dollar property

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:19Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:19 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenThe 6 best coastal homes that have sold01:19 The most recent property to sell on the street was No. 64, which fetched $1.2 million in September. Ocean Pde’s highest sale sits at the $2 million mark. The record is held by a contemporary beach house that changed hands in 2018. Burleigh Heads has an $815,000 median house price and has jumped 38.4 per cent in the past five years, latest CoreLogic figures show. Marketing agent Will West of Lacey West said it had been attracting a range of buyers including local, Brisbane and Sydney house hunters. “The property itself, he (Mr Mahon) was living in the top level and renting out the two bottom levels,” he said. “It’s attracting investors, dual-living buyers, Airbnb investors as well as people looking at it just for the land.”The property had an estimated rental return of $4700 a month. MORE NEWS: Local icon’s home on the market The Burleigh Heads property at 88 Ocean Pde is going under the hammer at the weekend.AN elderly Burleigh Heads resident is set to pocket a hefty windfall from the sale of his Tallebudgera Creek property, which he paid a pittance for six decades ago.As a 28-year-old RAAF officer on leave from his Hong Kong posting, Tom Mahon bought the 809sq m sloping bush block in 1959 for 850 pounds — about $1600 in today’s currency. Now, the property could fetch upwards of $1 million, a figure that is set to be determined at auction on October 20. Mr Mahon, 88, is selling the beloved “character-filled” home to fund his aged care needs and move closer to family. “I’ve loved every minute here,” Mr Mahon said. “It’s peaceful and private up here in the trees, with great water views from every level and direct access to Tallebudgera Creek.” Tom Mahon bought it in the late 1950s for 850 pounds — roughly $1600 in today’s currency. Tom Mahon in Hong Kong, 1957.The house started out as a two-bedroom cottage in 1963. A three-level, seven-bedroom house now stands on the land at 88 Ocean Pde, a tightly-held enclave that fronts the Gold Coast’s famous Tallebudgera Creek. “I had seen first-hand how people lived in Hong Kong and in other parts of Asia. I understood how terrific the quality of life was here,” he said. “I had, and still have, absolute confidence in property on the Gold Coast too. “My father missed an opportunity to buy a Surfers Paradise block from Jim Cavill while my parents were on honeymoon in the 1920s — our lives could have been very different.“When I saw this block I saw the value, north facing, waterfront, good size, elevated with views of the headland and ocean. “So, as the saying goes, I bit off more than I could chew, and chewed like heck.”Mr Mahon’s nephew, Peter Mahon, said it was a magical location for family gatherings. “The uncles and aunts used to do whatever grown-ups did, while the cousins roamed for hours along the creek, beaches and headland. We loved it,” he said. MORE NEWS: Why now is a good time to take your property to auction It is expected to fetch a hefty price at auction. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe home’s position is highly sought-after.The property was listed for sale in 2013 with a $1.35 million price tag, according to property records. Its neighbour at No. 86 last sold for $366,000 in 1997 and a 2013 sale saw No. 84 change hands for $740,000. last_img read more

Raimond van der Gouw backs Jose Mourinho to restore United’s confidence

first_imgRaimond van der Gouw believes Jose Mourinho would restore the confidence of the Manchester United players if he replaced Louis van Gaal as manager. “I saw the last game (a 2-1 home defeat to Norwich), and the players are out of confidence,” the former United goalkeeper told BBC Radio 5 Live. When asked whether Mourinho would bring the confidence back to the team, Van der Gouw said: “I think so. The manager is always responsible, but the players will have to look at themselves. It’s not the manager who is kicking the ball, t hey can do much better.” Van der Gouw suggested that Van Gaal’s assistant Ryan Giggs, who was interim manager after United sacked David Moyes, lacked the experience to take the job on a permanent basis. “It is a possibility, he did it last season for a few games,” said the Dutchman, who won four major trophies during a six-year spell on the playing staff at United. “He does have a lot of experience as a player, he has a little experience as an assistant manager, but to do the Manchester United job is a massive job.” Although many critics have been quick to point the finger at Van Gaal, his compatriot Van der Gouw believes United have become a victim of the narrowing gap between the biggest and smallest clubs in the Premier League. He said: “Manchester United are not playing the way we expected, but you need to look at the whole season. “Most top clubs are not the same anymore, smaller clubs are making the gap much smaller. “It’s not the same as a couple of years ago, it’s not just a couple of clubs, (leaders) Leicester are doing really well.” Mourinho has been linked to the top job at Old Trafford after Van Gaal’s United dropped out of the top four and exited the Champions League. Mourinho is understood to be interested in taking over at United if Van Gaal is sacked and Van der Gouw thinks appointing the former Chelsea manager could be a wise move. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Softball World Cup pushed back to 2022

first_imgThe World Baseball Softball Confederation says it decided to delay the tournament, initially scheduled for February next year, after consultation with hosts New Zealand. The confederation says, ”Important health and safety measures, including travel restrictions applied by governments worldwide to help stop the spread of COVID-19 have caused modifications to the global baseball softball events calendar.”The WBSC and Softball New Zealand are working to confirm new dates.New Zealand, which has won the men’s world championship seven times, last hosted the tournament in 2013. ___ Louisville has furloughed 45 athletic department staffers for at least 60 days and eliminated 40 other support positions in the latest budget moves resulting from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Organizers say they will take time to “engage with the consequences of the authorities blocking our events, agree on further steps and then inform you.”There was no mention of any plan to restrict the race to elite runners only. That was the solution used by the Tokyo Marathon on March 1.The Berlin Marathon is typically one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 A 99-year-old World War II veteran who has raised more than 28 million pounds ($34.5 million) for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic has been invited to perform one of British sport’s quaintest traditions once the crisis is over.Tom Moore will get the chance to ring the famous bell at Lord’s cricket ground, signalling the start of a day’s play, as a reward for his fundraising efforts that have become a national rallying point. The job is typically given to former cricketers or figures in the sport.The offer was made to Moore, a cricket fan, by England captain Joe Root – a fellow Yorkshireman.“I’d love you to give us a team talk at some point as well,” Root said in a video conversation with Moore, “and get all the lads in the right frame of mind.”The Twitter account of Lord’s posted a message to Moore, saying he is “an inspiration to us all.” The Olympic-style competition for sports and events that are not on the Summer Games program will now be known as The World Games 2022.The event was initially scheduled for July 2021, but it will now be held in July 2022 to accommodate the one-year postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics.While those games will continue to be known as “Tokyo 2020,” the World Games decided to go with a more accurate moniker.The organizing committee also unveiled a new website.___ Athletic director Vince Tyra also announced 4% pay cuts for staffers earning more than $100,000 in the next year, with those earning below that figure taking 2% salary cuts. The newest salary cuts do not include head coaches, senior staff or the AD, whose salaries were reduced 10% earlier this month. Wednesday’s moves bring the total of cuts to $5 million including previous moves, but the furloughs, reductions and new pay cuts do not include coaching staffs. “We have around 325 employees including all the coaching staff, so this is more impactful to the non-coaching staff,” Tyra said in a teleconference. “We had some really long-term employees that were impacted by today’s decision, so it’s a heart-felt process.” Louisville will honor the contracts of eliminated staffers through June 30, allowing them to file for unemployment. Several vacancies won’t be filled because of a hiring freeze while another staffer is retiring. The furloughs take effect in 30 days, and Tyra said the 60-day window allows the option to bring some staffers back early or extend others.Tyra warned of the staff moves Monday as the department announced 15% cuts in sports budgets. With the aid of a walking frame, Moore walked 100 laps of his garden in eastern England to support workers in Britain’s National Health Service. He wanted to complete the mission before his 100th birthday on April 30, and his family initially set a target of raising 1,000 pounds.___The Dutch soccer association has canceled the remainder of the women’s league season and cup tournament following a discussion with the clubs.The KNVB says the consequences of the cancellation will be clarified on Friday when soccer authorities talk with the clubs.PSV Eindhoven currently leads the women’s league. The group that runs the U.S. Open went on to add: “If you do play doubles, avoid all incidental contact, no Bryan Brothers chest bumps and no whispering to each other from a close distance to strategize.”American twins Bob and Mike Bryan have won 16 Grand Slam titles in men’s doubles together and celebrate wins by jumping simultaneously and bumping chests.All professional tennis has been suspended at least until mid-July. The U.S. Open is still scheduled to begin main-draw play in New York on Aug. 31.___The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama has unveiled an updated logo and title after being delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The spring prep sports season is officially over in South Carolina.Gov. Henry McMaster and state education superintendent Molly Spearman announced Wednesday that schools across the state would remain closed through the end of the academic year in early June. That means any chance of high school athletes continuing to play spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse ended with the decision.Schools have been shut down since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prep coaches and athletes held out hope that if schools were opened, they could continue playing. Instead, all competitions, including spring football workouts, were called off.___Canada has rescheduled its Olympic swimming trials for April 7-11, 2021, in Toronto. The Latest: Softball World Cup pushed back to 2022center_img The cancellation follows Tuesday’s announcement by the government that its ban on all large-scale events was being extended until Sept. 1.The KNVB says it also plans to cancel the rest of the men’s season but will discuss the issue with UEFA before making the final decision.___The French rugby league has canceled the semifinals of its Top 14 league because of the coronavirus pandemic.The LNR’s executive committee abandoned hosting the semifinals on June 19 and 20 and the final in mid-July in the southern city of Nice but says they could potentially be played before the end of summer if health conditions allow. The head of the NFL Players Association says the new collective bargaining agreement does not have a similar clause to one that allows the NBA to start cutting players’ pay in mid-May.Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said Wednesday on a call with reporters that the CBA with the NFL does not have a “force majeure” provision, which would prevent someone from fulfilling a contract because of unforeseeable circumstances. The NBA is using that clause to begin taking a 25% chunk out of players’ checks starting May 15 for a league that shut down March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The NFL began its new business year March 18 and allowed teams to begin virtual offseason programs Monday. The draft begins Thursday night, with the 2020 schedule expected to be released in early May.Smith says it’s clear under the new CBA what happens if NFL games are canceled, and the union will follow that labor deal depending on developments.“We’re bound by a contract that we call the collective bargaining agreement,” Smith said. “And certainly it has provisions in it that are different than other sports.” It will be shortened to five days instead of seven, which was the original plan for this year. Selection and nomination policies for the team chosen from the trials will be developed with the Canadian Olympic Committee.The date change is a result of the Tokyo Games being rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, because of the coronavirus. Swimming Canada will hold its open water trials April 17-18, 2021, in the Cayman Islands. Swimming Canada high performance director John Atkinson says that while swimmers are unable to train now, he’s hoping they will resume in this fall.___ April 22, 2020 ___The U.S. Tennis Association is warning folks: “No Bryan Brothers chest bumps.”That was among the suggestions from the USTA on Wednesday, when it offered return-to-play guidelines to help players and people running tennis facilities know when — and how — the sport should resume at the amateur level as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.The USTA thinks it will be safe to again play tennis “in some cities and states sooner than in others.”One of the recommendations is to maintain social distancing by staying 6 feet apart from other people — and, therefore, to avoiding playing doubles, because it “could lead to incidental contact and unwanted proximity.” ___Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego says he thinks some players could need “multiple weeks” to get back into true basketball shape if the NBA decides to return to action this season. The league hasn’t played games in nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.Borrego says unlike when there was a lockout — and players gathered routinely for five-on-five pickup games in gyms — he knows some players who don’t have access to a court to work on basketball-specific drills. The Hornets staff is monitoring players and helping them with their conditioning remotely during the lockdown, but Borrego cautions the league needs to be “very careful” not to rush back too soon because “nobody wants to get hurt or injured in this time.”Borrego says when players return to practice, they’ll be monitored individually by the training staff to determine their physical condition.___ The LNR says it is waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible.France is under lockdown until May 11.___The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic.City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year. 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Bahamas to host inaugural blockchain cryptocurrency conference

first_imgPrime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will address the inaugural Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference that government says could do “wonders“ for the country.To do wonders for Grand BahamaMinister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, J. Kwasi Thompson, said the June 20-22 conference has the full backing of the government adding “we believe that this is going to do wonders for Grand Bahama. “The government has been very focused on ensuring that we progress with our tech hub initiative,” he said, noting that the country is already seeing the benefit of the initiative with the opening of GIBC Digital that has already employed 25 people and scheduled to hire an additional 25.Fastest moving industry in technologyThompson described blockchain and cryptocurrency as “one of the fastest moving industries in the technology field” and he is pleased with the response to the conference both locally and internationally. He said the caliber of speakers shows the desire the country has to be a part of the industry.Investment Officer in the Office of the Prime Minister, Omar Isaacs, said the conference focuses on opportunities for venture capitalists and some of the pitch presentation companies in attendance from around the world.Blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions, while cryptocurrency is a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.last_img read more