Smith Optics Expands Fishing Presence

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first_imgSmith Optics, Inc. announced sponsorship additions to its fishing program as well as additions to its collection of watersports eyewear, including new polarized Bronze Mirror and Blue Mirror lens tints in the proprietary ChromaPop lens technology.Based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith Optics was founded in 1965 with the creation of the first goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. Today, Smith is known for its diverse line of sunglasses, snow and motorsports goggles, snow helmets, premium protective eyewear and ophthalmic eyewear.Announced this week, Smith Optics has partnered with Flats Class TV, a saltwalter-angling program true to its roots for flats enthusiasts. Flats Class TV host and new Smith Optics brand ambassador, C.A. Richardson, said, “the introduction of ChromaPop is a real game changer for shallow water anglers — delivering sight-fishing enthusiasts a pair of optics that create maximum color contrast and definition by eliminating color confusion. Now, an angler can quickly distinguish a single bonefish over sand, a tarpon under a school of bait or a speckled trout suspended over turtle grass in an instant; this allows for quicker more accurate presentations and ultimately better hook up ratios.”smith fishingProfessional bass angler, Luke Clausen, has rejoined Smith Optics for the 2014 season as a brand ambassador. One of only five to win the Bassmaster Classic (2006) and the FLW Forrest Wood Cup (2004), Clausen has been a long-time user of Smith sunglasses. “The new ChromaPop lens has improved my vision on and off the water. Objects have more precise clarity and colors are more vivid. When I take the glasses off I feel like I am going from an HD to regular-def world,” said Clausen.Clausen and Richardson join Bruce Chard, a fly fishing flats guide in the Florida Keys for more than 20 years, as key ambassadors for Smith’s fishing program. Specializing in sight fishing for bonefish, tarpon and permit, Chard has become one of the most sought after fly fishing guides in the Southeast while also authoring the upcoming release of his new book on tarpon fishing.Barry and Cathy Beck, guides and trip hosts for Frontiers International and considered “the first couple of fly fishing,” continue their long-standing relationship with Smith Optics and the promotion of its eyewear through the 2014 season.Smith products are sold in more than 50 countries through sporting goods and specialty stores. For more information, check out smithoptics.com.smith chroma pop 2014last_img read more

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il Dies

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first_imgBy Dialogo December 19, 2011 What’s going to happen now? Will the world just watch in disbelief?? That’s it… those with nuclear powers can do as they please… This is a huge motivation for other people to pursue such technology and free themselves from colonialist ties. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack, state media reported on December 19, sparking concern over who is in real control of the nuclear renegade state as his untested youngest son takes over the family dynasty. A tearful television announcer, dressed in black and her voice quavering, said the 69-year old iron ruler died on December 17 of “physical and mental over-work” on a train on his way to give field guidance – advice dispensed by the “Dear Leader” on his trips to factories, farms and military bases. North Korea’s official KCNA news agency named Kim’s youngest son, Kim Jong-un, as the “Great Successor”, lauding him as “the outstanding leader of our party, army and people”. Video from Chinese state television showed residents weeping in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. KCNA reported people were “writhing in pain” from the loss of the man who in 1994 assumed the leadership of the totalitarian state from his father Kim Il-sung, the North’s first, and officially eternal, president. While his father had 20 years as official heir, Kim Jong-un only became successor in the period after Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke around August 2008. He takes over a hermit state whose economy has been ravaged by decades of mismanagement under Kim Jong-il, who only briefly flirted with economic reform, preferring to stick with central planning and the brutal crushing of any opposition.last_img read more

Ex-Nursing Home Aide Charged With Injuring Patient

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A certified nurse’s aide has been accused of seriously injuring a 57-year-old quadriplegic woman who was a patient at the now-closed John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in Yaphank two years ago, authorities said.Jolly Stewart of Middle Island was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, falsifying business records and wilful violation of health laws. She was released without bail following her initial Suffolk County court appearance Thursday.Prosecutors with the New York State Attorney General’s office said Stewart tried to move the patient from her wheelchair to a bed using a mechanical lift, but without seeking help—despite the patient’s care plan specifically requiring two staff members for such a move—on Aug. 12, 2012.When the victim fell to the floor, Stewart allegedly also failed to get help in an alleged attempt to cover up the incident, and then falsely wrote in the patient’s record that she had rendered all care according to the patient’s care plan, authorities said.The victim suffered a five-inch laceration to the head, a fractured knee and bruising to her heel and buttocks area, authorities said.The nursing home closed last year. The New York State Health Department referred the case to the attorney general’s office after receiving the complaint.Stewart faces up to 4 years in prison if convicted. Her attorney was not immediately available for comment.last_img read more

Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund awards 3 scholarships

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first_imgThe three winners were Zane Olmstead, Mohammed Sakayl and Simone Davey. Olmstead won the kindness counts scholarship. Sakayl and Davey won the memorial scholarship for STAC cross country athletes. The winners were awarded $500 each school year. “I mean I was surprised, I always try to be kind and nice but I wasn’t expecting a reward for that,” Olmstead told 12 News. “That is how I was just taught to be and what I feel is right.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The Noah Farrelly Memorial fund announced three winners of their annual scholarship Sunday.center_img Olmstead and Sakayl both graduated from Binghamton High School and Davey is a Vestal graduate. All three will start college in the fall.last_img read more

Argyll expands across Europe

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Postponed Tokyo Paralympics schedule unveiled with minor changes

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first_imgTopics : Tokyo 2020 organizers on Monday unveiled the new schedule for the coronavirus-postponed Paralympics next year, with only minor modifications to the original calendar for the event.The historic decision to delay the 2020 Games over the pandemic means the Paralympics are now scheduled to run from August 24 to September 5, 2021.The program will feature 539 events across 22 sports, with modifications made only to start and finish times for some events, Tokyo 2020 said at a press conference. “Having the schedule fixed is a big step for athletes. We would like to continue our work to create a safe and secure Games,” Tokyo 2020 Games delivery officer Hidemasa Nakamura told reporters.The postponement of the Games has created a massive headache for organizers, as they navigate everything from securing venues to devising coronavirus countermeasures.So far specific measures to prevent infection have not been announced, with decisions expected sometime this autumn.For the Paralympics in particular, officials said they are mindful that they must cater to the needs of individual athletes and spectators with a range of different health and physical requirements.center_img Tokyo organizers said they are also working with the International Paralympic Committee to assess how the viral pandemic has affected athletes in various countries.Japanese Paralympian and taekwondo fighter Mitsuya Tanaka told reporters at the briefing that the pandemic has deeply affected athletes. “In taekwondo, we go face to face. We have restrictions during sparring, for example. Compared to the time before the coronavirus, we cannot practice like we used to,” he said. “Of course we are all concerned. I am too. But we will do what we can to manage our safety. All the other athletes are doing the same as they prepare for this. I believe that’s the duty of athletes,” he said.Much about the rescheduled Games remains uncertain, including the cost of the postponement and whether the event will be feasible if a vaccine or treatment for the virus is not found.Among the proposals mooted for holding the Games during a pandemic is a reduction in the number of spectators, though Olympic officials have said they are not keen on limiting fans and do not want to hold the event behind closed doors.last_img read more

Unai Emery admits Arsenal must improve away form following Newcastle win

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first_img Tom OlverTuesday 2 Apr 2019 8:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Unai Emery admits Arsenal must improve away form following Newcastle win Comment Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Unai Emery post match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:44FullscreenArsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Unai Emery post match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-0-newcastle-unai-emery-post-match-press-conference-1896526/This 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.Mesut Ozil was named man of the match for his performance against Newcastle and Emery praised the German’s outstanding ‘quality’ after the victory.‘We were improving little by little and our first goal helped us a lot,’ Emery told Sky Sports.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Mesut Ozil has quality, when he can find the best performance for the team, he is playing like we want with the system and how tactically we want. He is giving us his quality.‘We are making progress in the table but we know it is difficult, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United are going to win a lot of games.’MORE: Arsenal looking to replace Denis Suarez with Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser Ramsey opened the scoring before going off injured (Picture: Getty)‘We need to convince people that we can be consistent away.‘Our challenge is away because we are going to play five matches away in the last seven matches.‘Our challenge is to be as consistent away as we are at home.’center_img Advertisement Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette’s goal killed off Newcastle with seven minutes remaining (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery admitted that Arsenal must still improve away from home if they are to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League following their 2-0 victory over Newcastle.Arsenal moved above Manchester United and north London rivals Tottenham on Monday night as goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette either side of the break sealed a comfortable win at the Emirates.The result means have equaled last season’s points total of 63 with seven matches remaining of the 2018/19 campaign.However, Emery refused to get carried away with the win, knowing that the Gunners must start picking up more points away from home.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Our target is very clear,’ the Spaniard said after the final whistle.‘It’s going to be very difficult but step-by-step we’ve started to rise up the table after the first two matches in the Premier League when we lost against Manchester City and Chelsea.‘We are improving and now we are third. But we know it is going to be difficult for us because our opposition is big opposition and it is going to be very tough for us.last_img read more

Neighbourly revamp takes modern approach, returning home to former glory

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first_imgAll the hard work is done at 8 Edgewater Place, Helensvale.HOMEOWNER Josephine Sverdioff is looking for new neighbours, as she lists a Helensvale investment property owned with husband Steven.The couple live next door to the home at 8 Edgewater Place, which they purchased three years ago.“It is kind of a funny story about why we bought the house,” Mrs Sverdioff said.“The story in the street is that 8 Edgewater was one of three homes owned by a Malaysian prince.“The prince apparently stayed in house number 10 on holidays and the two houses either side of the mansion were for his staff, which were number 8 and number 14.” The open-floor plan offers light-filled living spaces.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Sverdioff said the homes lay dormant for years before all three came on the market at the same time. “My husband and I decided it would be a great opportunity to buy the one next door to us,” she said. “It has a very royal and elegant feel about it so we believed the story about its previous owners.“The only problem with buying a house that no one has lived in for a while is that the gardens were in shambles and the home was in need of tender loving care.” The house has an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a light and bright space with timber panels adding an elegant touch. The renovation has created a modern home.The couple said they were determined to clean up the property and bring it back to its original glory, spending more than $100,000.“It was a big job but most of the work was just redesigning the backyard and making the patio area more accommodating,” Mrs Sverdioff said.“The inside really didn’t need much, it was already pretty spectacular. We took a modern approach to the style and kept the original character and the rest just fell into place.” A lap pool and new garden are some of the new features on the property. The six-bedroom home includes three ensuited bedrooms and is being sold fully furnished.It will be auctioned on February 18, 2017, at 2pm, through Patricia Chapman, McGrath, Paradise Point.last_img read more

What the median house price gets you on the Gold Coast

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first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Location dictates price with homes closer to the beach, shopping centres and transport bumping values up. The Coast’s median price is expected to continue to climb.“If you’re located close to Pacific Fair, generally you will pay a premium on that. “It’s the same with houses near Robina Town Centre and potentially Westfield Coomera. Those big infrastructure projects generally help with the pricing of property.”REIQ director John Newlands said inland suburbs including Ashmore, Robina and parts of Burleigh and Palm Beach offered more homes with prices close to the median.While he didn’t think million-dollar properties would dominate the Coast market any time soon, he believed the median would continue to climb.“It’s certainly showing growth and I still see it growing,” he said. “It’s starting to creep up there, but I still think it’s quite affordable.”McGrath Palm Beach agent Lisa Hale said there were plenty of older homes in Elanora and Palm Beach in the $600,000 to $700,000 range.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“You have a lot of older-style homes in Elanora but they are on good-sized blocks and flat blocks,” she said. “For what you get, it’s still quite affordable. “There’s definitely still good buying in that area.”Vendor Norman Herfurth has his Elanora property on the market with a listing price of $600,000-$650,000. Inside Mr Herfurth’s Elanora property. Picture: Jerad WilliamsHe spent three months renovating the property at 15 Carilla Place, Elanora.“It was quite a well-built house but just neglected,” he said. “It’s a good location and it’s a good property to get your foot in the market.”Ray White Oxenford agent Gail Norton warned prospective buyers to use median house prices for each suburb as a guide only. In some suburbs, including Pimpama, Upper Coomera and parts of Ormeau, she said there were a mix of houses, acreage properties, units and townhouses, which often skewed the median. The Gold Coast’s median house price at the moment is $655,000. Norman Herfurth is the owner of an Elanora property he’s selling in that price range. Picture: Jerad WilliamsTHE Gold Coast is renowned for its multimillion-dollar mansions but the average house in the region is worth much less.Latest CoreLogic data shows the median house price on the Coast is in fact $655,000 — up from $627,000 at the same time last year.So where can house hunters actually buy a house in that price range?REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said location dictated price with homes closer to the beach, shopping centres and transport bumping values up.“Location is going to make a big impact on what you get,” he said.center_img WHAT YOU CAN BUY FOR THE GOLD COAST’S MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE: Norman Herfurth spent three months renovating his Elanora house before listing it. Picture: Jerad Williams North: 10 Rundle Ave, Pimpama — $625,000-$660,000South: 15 Carilla Place, Elanora — $600,000 — $650,000Central: 38 Dandar Drive, Southport — Offers over $610,000Beach: 15 Coombabah Rd, Runaway Bay — $685,000Hinterland: 5-7 Doomben Court, Beechmont — $649,000last_img read more

NEMMO Project Trials Blade Panels at HarshLab

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first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The NEMMO project has recently installed a set of tidal turbine blade panels made from fibreglass and a gel-coat coating for testing at the HarshLab facility. The samples, taken from the current Magallanes’ turbine blade, will be submerged for six months to determine the level of biofouling on the surface. These results will then be used as a reference for the development of new blade materials and coatings.The creation of novel coatings and materials is a core part of the NEMMO project.After modelling and testing, the team will define the optimal material composition, textures and surfaces to reduce wear on the blade. The wider objective is to lower maintenance costs and increase the yield of tidal turbines, and to improve the cost-effectiveness of tidal energy overall.The Next Evolution in Materials and Models for Ocean Energy (NEMMO) project has been set up boost the competitiveness of tidal energy by optimising tidal turbine blade design and performance.The project aims to create a larger, lighter and more durable composite blade for floating tidal turbines, enabling devices to reach capacities of over 2 MW.NEMMO project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme.last_img read more