Creative Water Sources.

first_imgSometimes having water for an emergency, whether it’s the weather or Y2K, means knowing where to look.”The tank of your hot water heater or water pressure tankcan supply many gallons of emergency water,” said Judy Harrison,a University of Georgia Extension food safety specialist.Check Pipes, Ice Trays and Toilet Tank”You could also use water in your plumbing and in icecubes,” Harrison said. “As a last resort, you can usewater in the reservoir tank of your toilet (not the bowl) — butpurify it first.”During a natural disaster, consider water from wells, cisternsand other disaster-area delivery systems unsafe until tested.To use the water in your hot water tank:* Turn off the electric or gas supply to the water heater.* Open the drain at the bottom of the tank to retrieve thewater.* Start the water flowing by turning off the water intake valveand turning on a hot-water faucet. Don’t turn on the gas or electricitywhen the tank is empty.* When power is restored and the tank refills with water, turnon the gas or electric to heat the water.To use the water in your pipes:* Turn on the faucet at the highest point in your house tolet air into the plumbing system.* Drain the water from the pipes through the lowest faucetin the house. If the main water valve is closed, be sure thatgas to heat the water is turned off to prevent overheating.Water Beds Can Be Life Savers”Water beds can be emergency water sources, too,”Harrison said. “Beds hold up to 400 gallons, but some waterbeds contain toxic chemicals that aren’t fully removed by manypurifiers.”If you designate a water bed in your home as an emergency resource,drain it yearly and refill it with fresh water containing twoounces of bleach per 120 gallons.Emergency water sources can be found outside your home, too.Rainwater, streams, rivers and other moving bodies of water, pondsand lakes and natural springs are all good sources of water. Butremember to purify the water before drinking it.”You should purify all uncertain water before using itfor drinking, food preparation or personal hygiene,” Harrisonsaid.Purify, Purify, PurifyThere are several ways to purify water.”None is perfect,” Harrison said. “The bestsolution is a combination of methods.”Here are two common, easy purification methods:Boiling is the safest method. Put water ina clean saucepan or other cooking container. Bring the water toa rolling boil and continue boiling for 10 minutes, keeping inmind that some water will evaporate. Let the water cool beforedrinking, keeping it covered during cooling.Boiled water may taste “flat” when opened. Improvethe flavor by incorporating air into the water by shaking or pouringit back and forth between two clean containers.Chlorination uses liquid household chlorinebleach to kill microorganisms. Add 2 drops of bleach per quartof water (4 drops if the water is cloudy). Mix it thoroughly andlet it stand for 30 minutes.If the water doesn’t slightly taste and smell of chlorine atthat point, add another dose and let it stand another 15 minutes.Test it again.”Distillation and purification tablets are also usefulways to make water safe,” Harrison said.(Photo by Faith Peppers, University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Coach Sure Elite Runners ‘ll Boost Lagos Media Marathon

first_imgNigeria’s foremost long distance race Coach, Nuhu Stephen, has commended the organisers of the first Lagos Media Marathon.While commending the initiative, Coach Nuhu who handles most of the country’s top long-distance runners including the likes of Deborah Pam gave assurances of a large turnout of elite runners for the maiden media race.Pam made history at the 2019 Lagos City Marathon; finishing among the top 10 runners. The Plateau State-based coach said it was a welcome development that media practitioners were going a step further in promoting sports outside their usual writing and reportage.“This is a very commendable initiative, most of the runners previously thought that the race was just for journalists but since the general public is welcomed, they would be coming in large numbers from this Northern region to Lagos,” the coach said.Coach Nuhu who has always been an advocate of better attention to long distance runners because of their enormous potentials which is yet to be fully tapped into thanked Lagos State for taking the big step again by adding another race to the growing calendar of road races in the country.“You know I have always said that Long distance runners need more attention and competitions to fulfil their potentials, I am happy that we are making progress and Lagos is doing well in this regard,”the coach stated.The registration for the Lagos Media Marathon is still ongoing on its official website lagosmediamarathon.com.Also, forms are being collected at various designated centres including the Teslim Balogun Stadium and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Lagos branch Office at the National Stadium in SurulereOver six million Naira will be won by various winners in the maiden Lagos Media Marathon fixed for May.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse women’s lacrosse ACC Tournament opponent preview: What to know about Boston College

first_img Published on April 25, 2019 at 11:04 am Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 After defeating No. 7 Virginia on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament, No. 4 Syracuse (15-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) will take on No. 1 Boston College (18-0, 7-0) in the semifinals in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, at 5 p.m. on Friday. SU, the No. 4 seed both nationally and in the ACC, used a 9-2 first half to ultimately defeat the No. 5-seed Cavaliers, 12-10. The Eagles took down Louisville, 15-4, in their first-round contest.Here’s what to know before Friday’s matchup.Last time they played: The Orange jumped out to a 7-2 lead on the Eagles in the first half of their matchup on Feb. 16, but lost control of the game from there on out. Sam Apuzzo poured in seven goals to lead Boston College to a 14-12 comeback win, the smallest margin of victory for the Eagles all season.The Boston College report: The Eagles have been absolutely dominant this season and come into Friday’s matchup riding the nation’s longest active winning streak. Eight of their 18 wins have come by double-digits, and nine of them have been versus teams currently ranked in Inside Lacrosse’s top-20. After losing in the NCAA Championship the past two seasons, Boston College opened the season ranked No. 1 and has yet to relinquish that spot.The Eagles are paced by the reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Apuzzo, who leads the country in points, and Kenzie Kent, BC’s other star attack, who leads the country in assists. Boston College is second in the country in scoring offense, draw control percentage and shot percentage. It leads the NCAA in draw controls per game and points per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse beats Boston College: Control the pace of the game, slow down the Eagles’ high-powered offense and win draw controls. That’s what the Orange did for the first 22 minutes of their first game against Boston College, and it resulted in a 7-2 lead. When Syracuse stopped doing that and lost six draws in a row, the Eagles took advantage. Stopping the second-best offense in the country from scoring is far easier said than done, but it’s possible for SU.Syracuse has a Tewaaraton Award watch list member of its own in Emily Hawryschuk, who will likely take the majority of draws against Boston College as well as serve as the focal point of Syracuse’s offense. If she can establish any sort of consistency in the draw control circle, that’ll go a long way in helping the Orange’s offense grab and maintain the momentum of the game.Stat to know: 261 — The amount of goals BC’s Apuzzo has tallied in her storied career. That’s eighth-most in NCAA history and one ahead of Kayla Treanor, Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer. If Boston College reaches the championship games of both the ACC and NCAA tournaments and Apuzzo scores at the same pace she has all season, she’d score 24 more goals and finish with 285 in her career, which would place her fourth in history. She needs 38 more scores to push her to second place but appears out of reach of the all-time record, which Courtney Murphy holds with 341.Player to watch: Kenzie Kent, attack, No. 4While Apuzzo gets most of the attention, it’s Kent who facilitates the Boston College offense. Her 58 assists this season lead the country and are more than twice as many as Nicole Levy’s 26, which lead Syracuse. But lacrosse might not even be Kent’s best sport. The 2016-17 ACC Athlete of the Year, Kent played four years for the Boston College women’s ice hockey team and finished her career fourth all-time in assists and eighth in points. Kent’s played on five career Final Four teams — three in hockey and two in lacrosse — but has yet to win an NCAA championship. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more