Super Bowl Watch Parties in Broward, Palm Beach

first_imgStill looking for a place to take in the big game tonight? Check out these watch parties and deals:Broward:W Fort Lauderdale401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; (954) 414-8300 or Marriott.com and Eventbrite.comThe hotel’s Living Room Lounge will kick off its free 6 p.m. watch party with beer samples from Wynwood’s Concrete Beach Brewery, $35 bucket specials, $6 drafts and football-themed bites from chef Stephen Starr as game day action plays on nearby jumbo screens.Royal Pig Pub350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; (954) 617-7447 or RoyalPigPub.comThis gastropub will broadcast the game on all 31 of its TVs. They are offering a burger, French fries and a beer for $10, along with bottomless Grey Goose cocktails for $27.97 starting at 5 p.m. There also will be Bud Light seltzer samples from 6:30 to 8 p.m.Township219 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; (954) 338-4070 or TownshipFTL.comEnjoy $5 Grey Goose and $5 Cazadores cocktails, 5-for-$19 buckets of Bud Light and Bud Light Seltzer and 20 percent off sharables and pretzels. There will also be cornhole, ping-pong and Jenga on the patio and a 96-inch projector screen showing the game.Legends Tavern and Grille10 SW Sixth St., Pompano Beach; (754) 220-8932 or LegendsTavernAndGrille.comGet 75-cent wings, $3 Bud Light drafts and $4 High Noon hard seltzers, plus restaurant raffles throughout the day for Legends-branded gift cards and a 55-inch 4K TV.American Social721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; (954) 764-7005 or AmericanSocialBar.comWatch the game on 15 TV screens. They will also feature $15 beer buckets, $6 smoked chicken wings and $4-$6 shots of select liquors.Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar4040 Galt Ocean Drive # B1-A, Fort Lauderdale (behind Ocean Manor Beach Resort); (954) 566-7500 or BambooBeachTikiBar.comMmeet wide receiver Andre “Bad Moon” Rison (1997-99 with the Chiefs), who will be appearing with NBA legend Dennis Rodman during Bamboo’s all-day watch party. The party will also feature $25 Bud and Bud Light buckets, along with 13 flat screen TVs and two projectors blasting the big game.The Wharf Fort Lauderdale20 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; (954) 372-7606 or WharfFTL.comTwo giant screens, and DJs spinning during commercial breaks. RSVP via: Eventbrite.com.Palm Beach:Deck 84840 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach; (561) 665-8484 or Deck84.comThe eatery will serve half-off drinks at the bar and high tops during the game, plus pre-game live music from 2 to 5:30 p.m.Batch Gastropub14813 Lyons Road, Delray Beach; (561) 877-0000 or BatchGastropub.comEnjoy $15 unlimited boneless wings, $4 Bud Light drafts and $5-for-$20 buckets of select domestics.Renegades Country Bar and Grill600 Village Blvd., West Palm BeachAll-you-can-eat-and-drink for $50. Upgrade to call drinks for $65 (not including gratuity). The game will be shown on Renegade’s 50 flat screens and seven giant projectors. RSVP via Eventbrite.com.West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault332 Evernia St., West Palm Beach; (561) 619-8813 or WestPalmBeer.com$10 one-topping Neapolitan-style pizzas (normally $13-$17), $4 pints of dry-hopped blonde ale and $4 12-ounce pours of red saison.The Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill209 6th Street, West Palm Beach; (561) 812-2336 or ButcherShopBeerGarden.comThe Butcher Shop will salute the Chiefs during its 2 p.m. tailgate party, dishing out Kansas City-style smoked ribs and wings, smoked brisket and pulled pork sliders, $5 wells and 5-for-$15 beer buckets. During the watch party, kicking off at 5 p.m., specials will include $5 quarter rack of ribs and $10 smoked wings.850 WFTL reminds you to party responsibly. Enjoy the game!last_img read more

Raiders’ grades in loss to Green Bay Packers

first_imgHow the Raiders graded Sunday in a 42-24 loss to the Green Bap Packers at Lambeau Field:PASS OFFENSE C-minusSince Derek Carr’s pylon fumble came off a broken pass play, it will factor in here rather than run offense. That play, plus a fourth-quarter forced interception by Kevin King, were exactly what you don’t want from your franchise quarterback and will dominate all evaluations of this game. But Carr was 22 of 28 for 293 yards. He did throw the ball downfield more critics expected. …last_img read more

Adjusting Bath Fan Use in Winter

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESBathroom Exhaust FansDoes a Home with an HRV Also Need Bath Fans?Designing a Good Ventilation System A Failure That Stalls the Certification of Many Energy Star HomesGBA Encyclopedia: Exhaust VentilationHow to Use the Psychrometric ChartAll About Dehumidifiers You may have heard or read somewhere that you should run your bathroom exhaust fan whenever you take a shower and then let it run for a while after you’re done with the shower. Showers increase the humidity in the bathroom. Sometimes it gets high enough to cause condensation to appear on the mirror and other surfaces in the bathroom. And that can result in mold growth.So you should always run your bath fan when you shower. Or so they say.Reasons to run the bathroom exhaust fanBath fans are a really nice thing to have. I know. I lived without one in my 48-year-old condo for years before finally remodeling and installing an exhaust fan two years ago. They do indeed remove moisture. I took the photo above one day last summer after intentionally leaving the fan off so I could get a good picture of condensation. (Yeah, I’m like that.)But they also remove odors. Bathrooms have been known to be smelly on occasion. You know, with all the candles and incense and hairspray and stuff. Right? Oh, and then there’s the cleaning products. And, in some bathrooms (not mine!), a pile of dirty laundry. Seems like there’s something else, too, but anyway, you get the point. Bath fans are good for removing odors. Another reason to run the bath fan is if it’s part of your whole-house ventilation system. You can get controls to run them continuously or a certain number of minutes per hour. Some fans have the controls built in. Either way, if the bath fan is part of your whole-house ventilation, you don’t want to turn it off in winter. (By the way, bath fans don’t have to be part of exhaust-only whole-house ventilation. You can pair them with supply fans to have balanced ventilation.)You may not need to run the bath fan for your morning shower in winterNow, let’s explore the humidity side of things. Taking a shower increases the amount of water vapor in the air. But that may not be a bad thing. What’s bad about dumping a lot of moisture into bathroom air is when it gets into the porous materials, like drywall, and keeps them wet. When they stay wet long enough, they can start growing mold. Not good.Let’s look at another aspect of what wintertime does in many homes. What’s the relative humidity in your home when it’s cold outdoors? Remember: Cold air is dry air. It’s not the furnace drying out the air in your home. It’s cold, dry air leaking in, or being pulled in by the mechanical systems and stack effect.So if your home’s air is really dry, not running the bath fan when you shower may be a good thing. Are you running a humidifier to combat dry indoor air? All the more reason not to run the bath fan.Think about this: You take a shower, which increases the humidity in the bathroom. So you turn on the bath fan, using energy to suck out the humid air. Then you use more energy to heat the air that has to be made up by the air exhausted from the bathroom. Then you use more energy to run a humidifier because your indoor air is too dry. Hmmmm. Something doesn’t add up here.Moisture migration after a showerI live in a 48-year-old condo. I’ve done some work to make it more airtight but not enough yet. (OK, if you really want to know why, it’s because our condo association pays the gas bill and I’m behind on retirement savings. Skin lotion is cheaper than replacing the atmospheric combustion appliances. And I have a low-level carbon monoxide detector. There. Now you know.)When it gets cold, which Floridians think happens way too often and Vermonters believe almost never happens, our indoor air gets pretty dry. We’ve had some cold snaps this winter. Below (Images #2 and #3) you can see a couple of graphs of data from one of them. The outdoor temperature on this particular day started off at about 25°F and got up to 47°F. (We got 2 inches of snow later that night.)The first graph shows the temperature and relative humidity in the bathroom, up high near the ceiling, and the temperature and relative humidity at the central return vent in the living room. Several interesting points jump out when you look at the graph, but let’s focus on the humidity part. It’s not hard to see when I took a five-minute shower. The relative humidity spiked in the bathroom, going up to almost 80%. And then it started coming down as soon as I turned off the water. The relative humidity drops back to about where it started in about two hours.The second graph shows the same thing except with dew point instead of relative humidity. Here you can see the real longer term effect of the shower. Although the relative humidity dropped to about the same level it had been before my shower, the dew point stayed elevated. If you understand my previous rants about relative humidity versus dew point, you know the reason. The relative humidity dropped to the same level, but the temperature also was higher. The rising dew point shows that we actually had more water vapor in the air.When is it OK to leave the bath fan off?If you think it might help in your home to capture that moisture, here are a few pointers to help guide you.If the air in your home is really dry, you may be able to shower without the bath fan running.If you run a humidifier, why are you removing humidity from the bathroom?If you are attentive to what’s happening in your home, this may be worth a try.Beware that adding moisture to a home in winter can cause problems. Remember that article I wrote about two rules for preventing humidity damage? If you’ve got humid air, you need to keep it away from cold surfaces. If you’ve got cold surfaces, you need to keep humid air away from them.There are two keys for making this work for you instead of against you:Watch for excessive condensation. When I took the shower for the above graphs, the condensation disappeared pretty quickly because the overall humidity in the home was low.This works best if you leave the bathroom door open during the shower. Not everyone can do that so you might need to run the fan at least while you’re in the shower. But if you get out and open the door quickly, you probably can turn the fan off quickly. Watch the condensation. Once it dissipates, you can turn the fan off.If you decide to experiment with this, be sure to keep an eye out for condensation that lingers and any surfaces in the bathroom that might grow mold. If you can keep those two things under control, you should be fine leaving the bath fan off when you shower in winter. Even if you do run the bath fan for humidity control, the disappearance of condensation is a pretty good guide to when you can turn it off. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

Smart city project to boost Tallahassee resiliency, urban mobility

first_imgDonal Power How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Tags:#IoT#mobility#Smart Cities#smart grid#Tallahassee#transportation Florida State University (FSU) is partnering with the City of Tallahassee on an urban mobility project that aims to boost smart city resiliency.According to FSUnews.com the university is working with city officials to enhance Tallahassee’s utilization of current transportation and power systems.The city is looking to determine how to better handle large-scale civic interruptions like power outages and traffic jams to improve the lives of citizens. The project will ultimately seek to cut traffic congestion, improve mobility across the city and reduce financial losses for local firms.See also: Architects need to be at the smart city table“We are starting with using case studies to see where we are and what the current status of mobility is in Tallahassee,” said Reza Arghandeh, an FSU professor instrumental in the project. “From this big picture, we will focus on specific neighborhoods in order to collect data from the site and then implement our algorithms, as we are taking a mathematical approach.  The end goal will be the implementation of our model.”The team is developing a tool to gather integrated heterogeneous data via social media and other aspects of urban infrastructure. As well, FSU researchers seek to boost citizen participation and build new indices to track urban mobility.Tallahassee looks for deeper understandingIn order to get a deeper understanding of the city’s urban mobility issues, FSU is collaborating with the city on data analysis via the The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC). The GCTC supports efforts to economic, social and physical challenges facing today’s cities and is under the auspices of  the National Institute of Standards and Technology.This urban mobility initiative will become part of the FSU team’s ongoing work under for 100 Resilient Cities, which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.“I think the city needs an efficient, convenient platform,” says Jinghui Hou, another FSU prof instrumental to the project. “That is why we believe that there is a great deal of potential in this mobile application that will engage people and encourage participation through opening up city discussion.”center_img Related Posts Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

After hot start, Pasig Chooks bows out of 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Masters

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Taylor Statham vs Riga defender. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Pasig Chooks failed to sustain its phenomenal start and bowed out of the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar after a quarterfinals loss Friday night.Pasig, which upset top-seeded Liman the day before, couldn’t conjure the same magic in the knockout quarters, falling to Riga Ghetto, 21-15, in a frustrating showing.ADVERTISEMENT Magic finally get a playoff game at home; Thunder, Pacers on ropes View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Riga Ghetto pulled away on a 4-0 run from a tie at 13-all, pouncing on the Filipino side which was already in penalty with 3:04 left to play.Joshua Munzon and Taylor Statham, two of the Philippines’ top 3×3 players, had five points apiece in the loss to the Latvian side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe inaugural Chooks to go Pilipinas 3×3 champions are going home with two wins in their name. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

PSL spot-fixing investigation: Nasir Jamshed charged with bribery offence

first_imgBanned former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been charged with bribery offences as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in cricket, Britain’s National Crime Agency said on Thursday.Jamshed was banned for 10 years in August by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2017.The NCA said that Jamshed, along with British nationals Yousaf Anwar, 35, and Mohammed Ijaz, 33, were arrested in February 2017 as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in tournaments arranged by national cricket boards in Pakistan and Bangladesh.Prosecutors served the trio with written summonses charging them each with two counts of bribery. They will appear before Manchester Magistrates Court on January 15.The Pakistan Cricket Board’s legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi has said that Jamshed was the “linchpin” in the scandal (PSL).Batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have been handed five-year bans for their role, while paceman Mohammad Irfan and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz received shorter suspensions.Britain has taken action over match-fixing in cricket before. In 2011, Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were found guilty of taking bribes to fix part of a test match against England in a case that prosecutors said revealed rampant corruption at the heart of international cricket.A third cricketer, Mohammad Amir, admitted his part in the scam, which involved deliberately bowling no-balls at pre-arranged times, before the trial started.last_img read more

Draymond Green Is Better Than Ever On Defense

2016-173.4%6.4% Draymond Green’s block rate usually increases during the playoffs 2013-143.04.5 2015-163.03.8 Blocked dunks are not only difficult to accumulate, players also run the risk of becoming a potential poster. “There’s definitely a sense of urgency, but it’s also [me] not caring if I get dunked on,” Green said when asked by FiveThirtyEight about his spike in blocked dunks. “Because every time you do it, you put yourself in that position. I like the reward we can reap from getting a block. That outweighs getting dunked on. The way I see it, it’s still just two points. I try to read what the offense is trying to do and be a step early, if I can.”Green, who’s averaging just under five blocks and steals a game combined this postseason, knows his aggressive approach is inevitably going to cause some embarrassment. And that was on display in Game 4 when Utah’s Derrick Favors got the best of him on one play.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/draymonddunkedon.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But more important than a few blocked dunks, the Warriors rely heavily on Green’s instincts to read the opposing team’s offense. Many times, his ball denial or ability to close out on someone like Gordon Hayward forces the opponent to look elsewhere to get a shot; a huge accomplishment in the postseason, when teams learn which role players can handle the moment versus which ones can’t.Earlier in the series, acting Warriors coach Mike Brown was asked to compare or contrast Green’s defensive ability with that of Ben and Rasheed Wallace, from the mid-2000s Detroit Pistons teams. In his response, Brown praised Green, saying he was more versatile than those two while saying that Green took a similar leadership role in terms of how much he communicated with teammates on the court.“They anchored whatever defense they were a part of, and they did a lot of things that were kind of on the fly, that they felt,” Brown said. “That’s something Draymond does. I mean, he has carte blanche. Steve [Kerr] has empowered him since day one to quarterback the defense, and he does a heck of a job in that regard.”And as long as Green keeps improvising the way he has, it will be tough for anyone to challenge the Warriors.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Block percentage is a rate estimate of how many 2-point shots a player blocks while he’s on the court.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 2012-131.83.5 SEASONREG. SEASONPLAYOFFS Much like the regular season that preceded it, this NBA postseason has been marked by some eye-popping individual performances. As he tries to reach the NBA Finals for the seventh-straight year, LeBron James has been phenomenal, even by his own ridiculous standards. Meanwhile, point guards Isaiah Thomas and John Wall have been throwing haymakers at one another for the right to face James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.But perhaps no star has raised the level of his game in the postseason as much as Golden State’s Draymond Green. Yes, he was great on offense in Game 4, recording a triple-double as his team finished a sweep of the Jazz1He averaged 16 points, nearly nine rebounds and seven assists for the series.. But it was his defense — both in this series and all postseason — that made his performance as special, if not more so, as Stephen Curry’s or Kevin Durant’s.Utah scored a meager 95 points per 100 plays with Green on the floor (down from 105 points per 100 with Green on the sidelines), connecting on just 52 percent of its shots inside of five feet with Green on the court (down from a respectable 61 percent with him on the bench), according to NBA.com. But Green’s raw defensive numbers in the series weren’t the real surprise — the Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner was statistically the best interior stopper in the NBA this season2Among players who played at least 50 games and defended three or more shots per game from close range — rather it was the emphatic way in which he repeatedly shut down the Jazz at the rim.On Monday night, Utah tried and failed to score on Green at the basket, shooting just 3 of 10 from close range with him nearby. You would have thought the Jazz had learned their lesson earlier in the series: In Game 2, they tried sneaking three alley-oops past Green, including two to Rudy Gobert, a skilled big and Defensive Player of the Year candidate in his own right. In all three instances, Green snuffed out the play.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/alleyoop1.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/draymondswat.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenswat2.mp400:0000:0000:06Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Those plays came on the heels of a series against Portland in which Green had a couple of similar rejections at the rim.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenrejection.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/greenrejection2.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In all, he’s blocked four dunk attempts in 283 minutes this postseason, the most in the league. It’s important to remember here that blocking the dunks of 7-foot-1-inch NBA players is about as hard as it sounds. During the regular season, players were successful on better than 90 percent of their dunk attempts, according to Basketball-Reference.com. To give Green’s postseason performance even greater context, consider this: In his entire career — five seasons and 10,627 regular-season minutes — he had four such blocks, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. 2014-152.92.5 read more

No major impact on supply of medicines despite ravaging fire BCDA president

first_imgKolkata: A devastating fire that engulfed Bagree Market on Sunday will have no major impact on the supply of medicines in the state, said Bengal Chemist and Druggist Association (BCDA) president Sankha Roychoudhury.Around 25 wholesale medicine shops have been completely gutted but the extent of the loss is yet to be confirmed. According to Roychoudhury, it would take some time to ascertain the loss as all the electronic gadgets including the computers which keep a record of the total stock of medicines were completely damaged. Bagree Market has wholesale markets of medicines which supply various important drugs including that of cancer to various places. People get medicines at a much cheaper rate.Though a huge amount of medicines has been destroyed in the fire, it would have no major impact on the market as most of the wholesale shops are situated in Mehta Building, BCDA president said. The electricity connection of the Mehta Building has been disconnected since the fire incident took place at Bagree Market.Roychoudhury apprehends that if the electricity connection in Mehta Building is not restored within the next few days, it may have an impact on the supply of medicines. Many of the important drugs need to be refrigerated and if the load-shedding continues, it would certainly affect the supply in medicine, feels the BCDA president. He also assured that their organisation will extend all possible help to the people whose medicine shops have been damaged in the fire.”As many as 25 shops have been completely destroyed in the Bagree Marketfire. We have already spoken to the distributors to find out a way if compensation could be arranged as many people are facing huge losses. It has become little difficult to ascertain the extent of the damage as all the computers have been gutted,” Roychoudhury said.”There is nothing to worry as of now and it would hardly have any impact on the medicine supply as we have enough stock of medicines in Mehta Building as it houses the maximum number of wholesale medicine shops,” Roychoudhury added.last_img read more