Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man and a woman were charged with burglary Friday after it was discovered that they allegedly forged lease documents and lived in a vacant Uniondale house illegally, Nassau County police said.The discovery came when the 53-year-old owner of the vacant Barry Place home arrived and found the pair—Dwayne Williams of Hempstead and Pamela Council of North Carolina, both 40 years old—living there, police said.Investigators discovered that the pair had allegedly forged the lease documents and moved into the house without the owner’s permission, police said. Police also noted that a lock box was removed from the front door and the locks were changed.They were arrested just before 10 a.m., police said.Both Williams and Council were charged with burglary. Williams was also charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument. Council is also facing forgery charges.The pair will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.
* legislative franchise “PECO does not have a legislative franchise and CPCN to continue legally operating,” Treñas pointed out. His Executive Order No. 71 on such was served yesterday by the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) to PECO’s business office on General Luna Street. The BPLO personnel who served to PECO the executive order was assisted by the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office and Iloilo City Police Office. Congress instead granted the franchise to new power distribution utility MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power). President Rodrigo Duterte signed the franchise law (Republic Act 11212) on Feb. 14, 2019. Such denial of PECO’s motions, according to Judge Emerald K. Requina-Contreras, aimed to “avoid any further confusion” among consumers as to which entity is now the rightful power distribution utility in Iloilo City. The order, dated May 8, was “effective immediately.” ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas has revoked the business permit of Panay Electric Co. (PECO). “I understand that there are still legal remedies being undertaken by PECO, but until then, the court leaves it to the ERC the matters which is no longer within the ambit of the court’s jurisdiction. The court recognizes the Energy Regulatory Commission as the lone quasi-judicial entity which has the sole jurisdiction over the operation of electric distribution utilities,” stressed Contreras. In making the ruling, Contreras cited the ERC decision (March 5, 2020) to revoke PECO’s CPCN and instead grant a provisional authority to MORE Power to operate a power distribution network. Its five sub-transmission line substations in as many districts (in Barangay Baldoza, La Paz; Barangay Tabuc Suba, Jaro; Barangay Bolilao, Mandurriao; Barangay Avanceña, Molo;, and General Luna Street, City Proper) were taken over by MORE Power on Feb. 28 this year. In another blow to PECO, the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 23 hearing the expropriation case that MORE Power filed against PECO denied PECO’s motions questioning MORE Power’s takeover of the latter’s power distribution assets. In this city, a private power distribution utility is required to have the following: PECO’s CPCN was also revoked by ERC. The Commission instead granted it to MORE Power. * Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) issued by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) pursuant to Republic Act No. 9136 (Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001) PECO was established in 1923 and served the consumers of Iloilo City for 96 years. In recent years, PECO was besieged with complaints from consumers such as erroneous billing, poor customer relations, high rates, and frequent brownouts./PN PECO’s franchise expired on Jan. 19, 2019 and it failed to secure an extension or a new one from Congress.
Man City more dangerous without Aguero, says MourinhoBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City could be a more difficult proposition without suspended Sergio Aguero than with him in today’s eagerly-anticipated Premier League derby.The Manchester United manager made the curious comment during a news conference ahead of today’s lunchtime kickoff when he also played down the significance of a match in which he will lock horns with City boss Pep Guardiola for the 17th time.Both managers have enjoyed 100 percent starts in their new posts, winning all three games in the Premier League.But while Mourinho has a full cast list at his disposal, Guardiola will be deprived of Aguero’s lethal firepower after he was banned for three games following an elbowing incident against West Ham United.Aguero, top scorer for City every year since joining in 2011, has scored six goals this season and has seven career goals against United, but Mourinho refused to accept his unavailability tipped the balance his side’s way.“Yes it changes because it is more difficult,” Mourinho said. “When Aguero is available we know that he plays, we know their formation and their dynamics – nobody has doubts.“If he is ready, he will play. But now he doesn’t play, they have an amazing squad in terms of options and there are many things (Guardiola) could do.”Leroy Sane, the 20-year-old winger signed for 37 million pounds ($49 million) from Schalke, is one option for Guardiola who has suffered only three defeats to Mourinho teams.The Portuguese knows Guardiola will have something up his sleeve, but insists that players, not managers, will decide the outcome of the game.“He could decide to play with (Kelechi) Iheanacho or (Raheem) Sterling,” Mourinho said.“He could decide to play with Silva as a fake number nine between the lines. It is clear that they have many options,” Mourinho added.“That for us, in the preparation of the game, makes us have to go step-by-step with every situation because we are trying to reduce the unpredictability of the game.“To try to do this now is more difficult.”Mourinho said that so early in a long season no match, even one against City, was more important than any other.But landing an early jab on the chin of Guardiola would be an irresistible carrot for the Portuguese who has transformed the mood at Old Trafford since his arrival, following the departure of the unpopular Louis van Gaal.With Zlatan Ibrahimovic among the goals and Paul Pogba adding much-needed zest to United’s engine room, they look slight favourites to take the points.“We are ready, we are waiting,” Mourinho said, refusing to get drawn on the inevitable spotlight at the renewal of hostilities between himself and former Barcelona boss Guardiola.“I know what the derby means to the fans but I have to stay under emotional control,” he added.
It’s easy to forget that Cori “Coco” Gauff of Delray Beach is only 15 years old. In her Grand Slam debut, Gauff beat Venus Williams, a five-time champion, in the first round at Wimbledon. Gauff is the tournament’s youngest player and has said in previous interviews that she is inspired by the Williams sisters.Friday was a rough match for Gauff who was up against Slovenia’s Polona Hercog. Gauff was down a set at and lost her mixed doubles match but then bounced back and won. In a press conference, Gauff stated that she was confident she could win even though she was behind in the second set.“I was like, ‘I can fight back—I just need to hold serve and then break,’ ” Gauff said in an interview after her big win.Gauff’s father, Cory, is the owner of Paradise Sports Lounge in Delray Beach. Many Delray Beach tennis fans would go to the lounge in support of Gauff. The lounge has hosted watch parties for each of Coco’s Wimbledon matches.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsUniversity seems such a long time ago for Nelson’s Matt Hopkins.However, Lindenwood University hasn’t forgot the impact the L.V. Rogers grad had on the Missouri institution.The university recently inducted Hopkins in to the Lindenwood Hall of Fame during the fall.Hopkins, a four-time all conference and all-region golfer, joined nine other individuals and three teams in the 2010 class.“It was a great honour to receive,” Hopkins told The Nelson Daily from Vancouver. “I hadn’t been back to school since I graduated in 2005 and it gave a chance for my family to see where I went to school as well, as they weren’t able to make it down while I was attending college.”Hopkins, 28, attended Lindenwood on a golf scholarship from 2002-2005 after graduating from L.V. Rogers High School where he was a standout on the Bomber golf team. During his four years the son of Matt Hopkins of Victoria and Sheila Hopkins of Nelson, helped the team win four-conference championships and participated in four national tournaments. Hopkins had 24 top-ten finishes and won three tournaments during his career.“It gave me a lot of pride to be honoured . . . anytime you recognized it feels great,” said Hopkins, who now works as an account manager in the ticket operations department for the Vancouver Canucks. “I felt great that people at Lindenwood remembered me, and my accomplishments to the athletic program . . .. Which is moving to NCAA Division II (in 2011).”As a freshman, Hopkins was the regional individual champion and led Lindenwood to a regional championship. The next year, Hopkins helped the team repeat as regional champions. In 2005, Hopkins finished in the top 15 at the national tournament and was named to the All-American team. He set a course record that year with a six-under-par 66 at the national championships.The induction ceremony was hosted by former Lindenwood grad Bob Ramsay, a radio personality from ESPN 101 in St. Louis.Each inductee had a chance to speak about their time at Lindenwood. There was also the homecoming football game the following day, where all HOF inductees were recognized on the field at halftime.After graduation, Hopkins managed to get his tour card on the Canadian Professional circuit.Despite having the game to compete at that level, the 5’10” scratch player failed to get the financial backing to make it a go on tour.“The issue for me was always one of sponsorship,” admits the former Granite Pointe at Nelson golfer. “I was able to qualify for the Canadian Tour on my first attempt, but was never able to gain much in terms of help making a real go of it. “I didn’t really have anyone that I knew that had been in the situation locally, so I found it tough to gain any traction.”Despite having to pull the plug on his professional career, Hopkins doesn’t want to forget the people that helped him get off the ground, albeit for a brief time.“To even get where I did I was pretty happy, but I would have been able to do it without a few people — my mom, my sister Shannon, my dad, Lauren Thast, Sandy Renwick, Murray Elias, Howie Hyssop and Grant Arcuri all come to mind,” Hopkins said. “Without those people the dream would have never even got off the ground in the first place.”Spoken like a true Hall of [email protected]
There was no mistake on the better team at this tournament.The L.V. Rogers Bombers outscored the opposition 21-1 to capture the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships. The Bombers rocked Stanley Humphries Rockers 10-1 before trouncing David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 11-0 to coast to the title.Bomber keeper Kat Garbula had very little work in both games, registering the shutout against the Lakers.It’s the second time in as many years LVR has won the Kootenay Zone tournament.The Bombers are off to the AA Championships May 30 to June 1 at Mark R. Isfeld High School in Courtney.The tournament draw has yet to be released.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It has been a very unusual growing season, but that is part of farming. We’re going to be finishing up in the next day or so. We are down to two days of harvesting and we’ll be finished for 2017. We have been waiting on this last corn because of the heavy rains we had the week before. Where we are now conditions are just fine. It has been nine days since we had rain. With favorable harvest conditions now it will be nice to coast to the finish line.Overall the corn plant health is still excellent in our area because we are working on the re-planted fields. Because of the later planting date, the stalk integrity is still there and standability is not an issue at all.Looking at the yield results, it is very important to have a good stand to achieve optimum yield. Without the population, it is very difficult for the corn plant to compensate for the blank spaces in the field.Corn has been a pleasant surprise this year. Most producers I have visited with have been pleasantly surprised with the way the corn has performed. Corn moisture is still in the mid-20s — not much drying occurs after the middle of November. The bushels are there. In some cases there is some extra moisture but having those bushels to sell this year is very important. Corn is a much better scenario this year for us than soybeans.There are just a few acres of soybeans remaining in the area and maybe 10% to 15% of the corn is still standing around here but it will be coming off very soon. It has been a challenging growing season and I am ready to put 2017 to rest and start looking forward to 2018.
Continuing our series on water heating, this week we’ll look at two options for heating water with the home’s central boiler. First some terminology: boilers heat water or produce steam for distribution in baseboard units or steam radiators, while furnaces heat air for distribution through ducts and registers. Integrating water heating with a standard hot-air furnace is not possible; if you have a furnace, you have to stick with a stand-alone water heater.There’s a lot of appeal to the idea of using your boiler to also heat water. You can get by with just one burner for both heat and hot water, so there’s less to maintain or to go wrong, and when you’re heating the house anyway, it doesn’t take all that much extra energy to heat water also.There are two common options for using a home’s boiler for water heating. The most common is referred to as a “tankless coil.” This is a relatively small heat exchanger that fits into a gas- or oil-fired boiler. These are popular for people with hot-water baseboard heat because they’re inexpensive options or retrofits for standard boilers. A copper-coil heat exchanger extends into the boiler, and water is heated as it flows through this coil. It is very much like the “tankless water heater” described last week, except that the heat source is your boiler.The problem with tankless-coil water heaters is that the boiler has to be hot to produce hot water. In the winter in a cold climate, the boiler is hot much of the time and may not even need to fire up to supply hot water (due to residual heat in the boiler). But during the summer the boiler is less likely to be hot, and the on-off cycling to heat water wastes a lot of energy. It is not unusual for water heating using an oil-fired boiler and tankless coil to use 200 to 300 gallons of oil during the summer months, and the average efficiency during that period may be as low as 25%. Thus, tankless-coil water heaters can make sense in the winter months, but they aren’t a good idea in summer.The other primary option for using a heating system to produce hot water is to install an “indirect” or “indirect-fired” water heater. This is a separate insulated water tank that is heated using hot water from the gas- or oil-fired boiler. The indirect tank is usually plumbed to be a separate “zone” on the heating system. One advantage of this option is that during the warmer months the boiler only has to fire up occasionally to heat water in the indirect tank. Because water in the tank remains “thermally stratified” (with the hot water at the top, where it is drawn off to supply your shower or dishwasher), you can draw hot water from the tank multiple times before the boiler turns on to heat water in the tank.Another plus is that because there is no burner on the storage tank, you can wrap it with extra insulation without having to worry about an air supply or venting (as you do with a gas-fired, storage-type water heater).The downside to indirect water heaters is the cost. A good one will likely cost over $1,000, including installation of the additional zone on the heating system. This is much more expensive than a tankless coil or a conventional gas or electric storage-type water heater.Interestingly, both kinds of integrated water heaters can help to keep your boiler in good working order. If your boiler is in a basement that stays fairly damp during the summer months, having it fire periodically—as will occur with either a tankless-coil or indirect water heater—is recommended by many heating contractors as a way to minimize corrosion. That was one of the reasons we put in an indirect water heater when we installed a Buderus boiler at our home ten or twelve years ago. Otherwise, I would likely have stuck with the stand-alone electric water heater that we had operated using off-peak electricity prior to installing a central heating system (more on off-peak electric water heating in a future column).Some people choose to use a tankless-coil water heater during the winter months and then switch over to a stand-alone electric or gas-fired water heater during the summer. Except for possible boiler corrosion problems in damp basements, this can be a good compromise. Ask your heating contractor or plumber for advice on these different options for your particular situation.