Savant Adds Battery-Powered Shades

first_imgSavant has expanded its shade offerings to include both battery-powered motor solutions as well as new quiet, high-powered wired motors. All Savant wired or wireless solutions fit into the same low-profile tube and bracketing system, giving integrators a no-compromise window treatment for both new construction and retrofit applications.For retrofit projects, Savant’s new rechargeable battery-powered motors install into the same high quality JGeiger bracketing system as the wired solution and are available with over 400 fabric choices with sheer, translucent and blackout options. Savant Shades can be controlled within the Savant smart home ecosystem via the Pro Remote and Savant Pro App, locally or remotely.Savant’s latest shading solutions also deliver higher-power motors that support large window walls and they even claim that they are as loud as a barely audible whisper. Integrators will appreciate that the new motors connect to Savant’s low-voltage power enclosure that easily manages power supplies for both low-voltage keypads and shades.Savant offers multiple bracket styles to accommodate any installation. Design-first exposed roller brackets are available in both inside/jamb mount and floating/outside mount styles and can be ordered in different finishes — white, black, black aluminum and silver aluminum. Additionally, Savant offers basic pocket bracket kits that can be used in both a traditional hidden pocket installation or as part of Savant’s Negative Reveal Pocket Kits.Here are the details.last_img read more

Key Automotive Group Names President for Key Safety Systems, Promotes Tim Nelson to President of Key Plastics

first_imgFARMINGTON HILLS, MI — Key Automotive Group (KAG) has named Daniel Ajamian president and COO of its affiliate, Key Safety Systems, Inc. KAG also announced that Tim Nelson has been promoted to president and COO for the North American operations of the company’s other principal subsidiary — Key Plastics L.L.C. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Ajamian most recently served as president and COO of Key Plastics North America. Previously, he was group president for the company’s trim products group. He joined the company in 2001, from Carlyle Management Group, where he was CFO of the Aerostructures and U.S. Marine Repair units. Since 2001, Nelson was Key Plastics’ group president for its exterior and underhood products division. Having joined the company in 1985, he was promoted to vice president of operations for Key Plastics’ trim products group in 1999, following a series of operations and engineering assignments in the company’s Pennsylvania operations and corporate offices. Key Safety Systems (KSS), a KAG affiliated company since April 2003, is a designer and manufacturer of safety-critical components and systems including airbags, seat belts and steering wheels. Also KAG affiliate, Key Plastics engineers and produces value-added components and sub-assemblies for exterior applications, interior trim and functional underhood products. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Panel calls for evidence over will-writing regulation

first_imgThe Legal Services Consumer Panel has made a call for evidence from solicitors and others in an investigation launched today into whether will-writing should become a regulated activity. The Legal Services Board has asked the panel to provide evidence of what problems consumers encounter in making a will, and whether they need more protection. The panel’s findings will inform the board in making a decision next year on whether will-writing should be regulated. The panel is seeking evidence of badly written wills containing drafting errors; instances where will companies have put pressure on consumers to name them as executors of the estate; inappropriate cross-selling; and fees charged that are much higher than the original quote, as well as other issues. Panel chair Diane Hayter said: ‘The case for regulating will-writers may rest on whether there are abuses across the industry, or just a few rogues who can be dealt with under existing laws.’ Law Society president Linda Lee said: ‘The Law Society will be responding to the call for evidence from the panel, because it is clear that consumers need greater protection against inaccurate and badly written wills prepared by people with little or no legal training. ‘The Law Society has been highlighting this problem for some time. There is strong evidence that unregulated will-writers provide a substandard service for clients, leading to wills being lost or beneficiaries losing out. In some cases there is even dishonesty. As a result, the testator’s wishes may be ignored and their families or other executors have to pick up the pieces. ‘This is not the case when people use solicitors, who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and who are fully insured in case of any mistakes. We are deeply concerned that members of the public use will-writers thinking that writing a will is a simple and straightforward task, or that there is protection should anything go wrong, when neither is the case.’last_img read more

We’re going to Omaha!

first_imgRoy Lang IIIRoy Lang III GLENN GUILBEAUGLENN GUILBEAUGlenn Guilbeau and Roy Lang, Gannett Louisiana sports writers, are headed to Omaha for LSU’s appearance in the NCAA College World Series.Leading up to the first pitch at 2 p.m. Sunday, look for analysis of the LSU-TCU matchup, plus features, photos and videos that capture all the excitement of Omaha.At noon Sunday, check for a video blog from Omaha. At 1 p.m., Glenn and Roy will answer fan questions live on Periscope.At 2 p.m. Sunday, you can follow all the game action, along with Roy and Glenn’s colorful commentary.last_img read more

Hill & Neilson set the pace at Burapha

first_imgDiv A was a Scottish quinella with the popular Angus Neilson celebrating his return with 40pts to beat fellow Scot, Jim Black on 38.  Wally Brown, also having his first game with us on this trip played well for his 37pts to edge John Cunningham and Steve Mann on count back.There were four ‘2’s from Wally Brown & Pete Stonebridge (A3) and Jim Black & Bob Finley (B3).Div A (0-15)1st Angus Neilson (8) 40pts2nd Jim Black (12) 38pts3rd Wally Brown (13) 37ptsDiv B (16+)1st Greg Hill (17) 42pts2nd Stephen Blazsanyik (18) 38pts3rd Pete Stonebridge (16) 38ptsWednesday, Nov. 27, Khao Kheow – StablefordA disappointing turnout of just 10 players here at Khao Kheow today to play the A & B nines from the yellow tees.  The course was in excellent condition, particularly A, but the one or two recovering patches on B hardly interfered with the play.  The greens were fine and very true to putt on.We got our first two three-balls away on time but Suzi and Jack’s playing partners, John White and Mick Indge, were nowhere to be seen.  Just then the phone went and a little Irish voice piped out, “I tink we missed the turning Jack, we’re in Chonburi”.  Well we waited as long as we could, letting a couple of three-balls go out in front before teeing off as a two-ball, which was a little bit slow.We didn’t actually see John & Mick until we were on the green of A6, when we looked across to see them teeing off on A3.  So if anyone has a Garmin available I think John might be looking for one.  It reminds me of the time he missed the turning to Treasure Hill earlier in the year – he blamed the fact that they had cut the big tree down!Wally Brown followed up his third place on Monday with a win here with an excellent 36pts, beating the course specialist Suzi on c/b.There were no ‘2’s, so after all John’s excursions, it was well worth it as he earned third place with 32 ahead of John O’Keefe with 27.1st Wally Brown (13) 36pts2nd Suzi Lawton (28) 36pts3rd John White (28) 32ptsWednesday, Nov. 27, Siam Plantation – StablefordWe had a bit of a high season treat at Siam Plantation today, as Jack had a few vouchers which had to be used before the end of this month and they were added to a couple of Steve Mann’s Race2Bkk vouchers, which were kindly donated as prize by Siam Plantation.  Add member Rosco into the equation, who signed in a few guests, and the result was 16 to play this magnificent golf course which is always in pristine condition.We played the B & C loops and the scoring was not the best but at least we all enjoyed it, even though 4 players preferred to keep their scores a secret.As there were no ‘2’s, we were able to split into two divisions – Joe Mooneyham won Div B with 31pts from John Lawton on 30 who beat Tim Knight on c/b.  Div A was won by Steve Poznanski with the day’s best score of 33pts, from Mark Rossiter (31) and Kevin Waycott (30).Div A (0-13)1st Steve Poznanski (11) 33pts2nd Mark Rossiter (13) 31pts3rd Kev Waycott (8) 30ptsDiv B (14+)1st Joe Mooneyham (14) 31pts2nd John Lawton (20) 30pts3rd Tim Knight (24) 30ptsFriday, Nov. 29, Green Valley – StablefordFriday was a perfect day for golf… especially if you like to play in windy conditions!  The unusually strong wind kept the temperature down as well as the scores.As is usual nowadays, the Green Valley course was in very good condition and 31 players took to the greens but judging by the scoring, the low handicappers seemed to find the conditions harder than the “B grade” players.It was a welcome back to Jon Kittilsen who posted the day’s best score of 37 points to win Div B from John Lawton, who has been seen experimenting with a new swing but we are reliably advised that his level par 36 contained many flukes and lucky bounces.  Bob Lindborg took third on 35, ahead of three tied on 34 as Jim Bryan got the better of John O’Keefe and Tim Knight on c/b.The best score posted by the lower handicappers was incredibly just 31pts, which was recorded by big Steve Poznanski, picking up his second win of the week.  He beat John Cunningham on c/b while the minor places went to Angus Neilson (30), who won on Monday, beating Jim Black on c/b, who was second in the same comp (as Angus).  The last place went to a surprised Paul Greenaway, who beat two other players on c/b, all on 29pts.There were five ‘2’s from Bob St. Aubin (4th), John Cunningham & Bob St. Aubin again (9th) and Dennis Pelly & John O’Keefe on the 12th.Div A (0-14)1st Steve Poznanski (11) 31pts2nd John Cunningham (6) 31pts3rd Angus Neilson (8) 30pts4th Jim Black (12) 30pts5th Paul Greenaway (8) 29ptsDiv B (15+)1st Jon Kittilsen (22) 37pts2nd John Lawton (20) 36pts3rd Bob Lindborg (21) 35pts4th Jim Bryan (16) 34pts5th John O’Keefe (17) 34ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956. PSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, Nov. 25, Burapha – StablefordIt was a hello to some familiar names from Geraldton, West Australia; Quilly, Herdy & Mark to name but a few and also welcome back to Angus Neilson, Wally Brown, Mick Indge & Svenn Lund, bringing the number playing at Burapha today to 31.There were a few rumbles of discontent that we stayed on the shorter white tees for the A & B loops this week but you can be sure we will be back on the blues before too long.The weather was perfect and the course as usual was in great condition, although new sand in some bunkers made for some interesting lies.  The high season (and rates) is now with us, bringing with it a somewhat slower pace of play but the scores were better than usual with Greg Hill having the best of the day to win Div B with a great 42pts.  Stephen Blazsanyik (better known as Waldo) took second on 38 after beating Pete Stonebridge on count back and Bruce Mcadam filled fourth spot on 36.last_img read more

Graham jumps to early lead

first_imgThe course was in good condition, but the speed of the greens was variable with the A course greens being generally slow and the B course ones considerably faster. PSC Bunker Boys @ The Bowling GreenMonday, July 2, Pattana – StablefordJust nine golfers today, but the three groups of 3-balls were able to set off with a clear course ahead of them.  After a short discussion on the first tee we decided to play off the yellow tees rather than the whites, since some holes, particularly on the B nine, offer a daunting challenge to the shorter hitters. Gerry Cooney is beginning to claw his way up the leaderboard after returning from long term injury.Lee Butler returned to form to record the best score of the day, and picked up three near pin prizes on the way.  Lee’s friend and arch-rival Barry Murnin was in second place, after reportedly spending the whole weekend at the driving range.1st Lee Butler (14) 38pts2nd Barry Murnin (15) 36pts3rd John Graham (10) 35ptsNear Pins:  John Graham and Lee Butler(3)Wednesday, July 4, Khao Kheow B & C – StablefordEleven golfers today, and once again we were presented with a wide open course, and the leading three-ball completed the round in under 3½ hours.  The course was in good condition, the greens having largely recovered from recent damage, and they were playing fast and tricky.Eddie Kelly continued his recent run of good form (two out of the last three rounds under his handicap) to take the honours – and is surely heading for a cut!  We welcomed back Richard Baldotto for his annual visit, but he’s going to need a few more games to get into the swing of things, completing his first round with the not so impressive total of 23 points.Lee Butler was heard to complain that his disappointing round was caused by a dog which followed him round the course, and was standing next to him on every shot, panting heavily – it wasn’t until the 16th hole that he found out the dog belonged to the caddy!1st Eddie Kelly (17) 37pts2nd Paul Edgar (19) 33pts3rd John Graham (10) 31ptsNear Pins:  John Graham (2)Friday, July 6, Greenwood B & C – StablefordSo much for my comment about Richard on Wednesday – he emphatically proved me wrong by scoring 39 points (a massive improvement of 16 points over Wednesday’s total), only narrowly losing out on first place to John Graham on the count back.  John’s had three podium finishes this week, to establish an early lead in the race to Golfer of the Month, and is playing consistently well.Both your scribe and his stand-in correspondent are enjoying a drunken weekend in Phnom Penh, so nothing to report from the course today.1st John Graham (10) 39pts2nd Richard Baldotto (25) 39pts3rd Paul Edgar (19) 38ptsNear Pins:  Paul Edgar, Dave Ashman.Note:  The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society who now play out of the Bowling Green on Soi X-Zyte between Pattaya 3rd Road and Soi Buakhaow.  We play three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so if you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us.We meet at the Bowling Green at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players with valid handicaps are always welcome.  For more information call Dave on 087 1469978, email dave. [email protected]last_img read more

With Le’Veon Bell away, Steeler running backs get extra work

first_imgLATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner knows what to expect. In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner breaks a long run from scrimmage at practice during NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) Two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is skipping training camp at St. Vincent College for the second straight season because of a contract dispute. Bell’s absence last summer meant Conner saw additional snaps in camp as a rookie.This time, he’s raised expectations. He’s at the top of the depth chart, at least until Bell arrives.“Le’Veon here or not, I’m focused and trying to prove to myself that I’m in shape and I can handle playing,” Conner said. “I’m focused no matter who’s here or who’s not here.”Bell chose to not sign his franchise tender until the eve of the 2017 season. He is expected to follow the same path this time. That’s with Conner, who intends to prove he can handle the heavier workload.“I want to show it all,” Conner said. “Every time I get in, I’m going to make every rep count.”Conner, a former star at the University of Pittsburgh, showed flashes as a rookie, sporadically filling in to give Bell a breather. The Steelers’ 2017 third-round pick appeared in 14 games, rushing 32 times for 144 yards, an average of 4.5 yards per carry, before a knee injury ended his season.A leaner, trimmer Conner initially turned heads during spring workouts and that effort has carried into training camp.Conner set the tone with a touchdown on the first competitive snap of training camp. Ben Roethlisberger delivered a quick slant to the slot where Conner hauled in the touchdown ahead of former first-round pick Artie Burns.On Monday, Conner broke off a long touchdown run during a drill that featured live tackling. He displayed burst through the hole and into the secondary where he ran away from safety Nat Berhe en route to the end zone.Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects that kind of development from Conner in his second season.“We’ve been around the track for a lap,” Tomlin said. “He understands what’s going on in terms of the environment of professional football. He should utilize that experience and knowledge to produce a better, more consistent performance.”Rookie Jaylen Samuels still seeks that kind of consistency. He is taking advantage of the extra snaps to see where he fits in.Samuels, a fifth-round pick, was a do-everything standout at North Carolina State. The 6-foot, 225-pounder stepped in at running back, fullback, wide receiver and even tight end. He ranks second in school history in total touchdowns, fourth in touchdown catches and sixth in scoring runs.The Steelers list Samuels as a running back, but he’s also being used in the slot or split out as a receiver.“I don’t want to be held to just one skill,” Samuels said. “I want to be able to showcase a lot of different skills. Whenever I go against different mismatches, I want it to be tough on them.”Samuels knows he needs to improve on his pass blocking.“I didn’t really do it in college as much,” Samuels said. “I did a lot in practice, but not really game-time situations because I was either in the route or I was getting the ball.”Tomlin made Samuels take five consecutive, unsuccessful turns during the team’s “backs on backers” drill in which a running back or tight end attempts to pick up a blitzing linebacker.“I feel like pass blocking is probably the most that’s lacking in my game right now,” Samuels said. “That’s the one thing I need to work on.”Samuels will have his chance for additional development at training camp with Bell away.“It’s definitely an opportunity to display my skills, and earn some respect from the players and coaches,” Samuels said. “I’m excited for the opportunity that’s ahead of me.”last_img read more

Al Ain will face River Plate in Club World Cup semi-final

first_img15/12/2018 IN SPORT.ES Ref: Jair Marrufo (USA). Booked Mohamed Youcef Belaili of Esperance. Al Ain: Khalid Eisa, Mohammed Fayez, Ismail Ahmed, Mohamed Ahmad, Tsukasa Shiotani, Tongo Doumbia (Yahia Nader, m.84), Aboudan Al Jaberi (Amer Abdulrahman, m.67), Ahmed Barman, Hussein El Shahat, Caio, Bandar Mohammed (Marcus Berg, m.80). Upd. at 20:10 CET Arabian Gulf League title holders Al Ain thrashed African champions Esperance to reach the Club World Cup semi-finals against River Plate. Goals: 0-1, m.2: Mohamed Ahmad. 0-2; m.15: Hussein El Shahat; 0-3, m.59: Bandar Mohammed. They face River in the semi after they beat arch-rivals Boca Juniors in Madrid to win the Copa Libertadores and qualify for the Club World Cup. El Al Ain, rival de River en semifinales del Mundial de Clubes Sport EN Esperance: Moez Ben Cherifia, Sameh Derbali, Chamseddine Dhaouadi, Khelil Chemmam (Ali Machani, m.70), Ayman Ben Mohamed, Fousseny Coulibaly, Franck Kom (Adem Rjaeibi, m.63), Ghilane Chaalali (Mohamed Meskini, m.46), Anice Badri, Taha Yassine Khenissi, Mohamed Youcef Belaili. Mohammed Ahmed, Hussein El Shalat and Bandar Al Ahbabi struck to help the hosts triumph at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium to dispatch their Tunisian opponents.last_img read more

Solar rebates boom out

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke Booming outer suburbs such as Pakenham, Berwick and Clyde North are proving to be some of the most popular places…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

MATCHTRACKER – Leinster Hurling Final Galway V Kilkenny

first_imgOne change in the Galway team for the start of the game: Gearoid McInerney is in for Fergal Moore at corner back Good afternoon and welcome to our Matchtracker of the Leinster Hurling Final at Croke Park 4pm. GAME ON!First point of the afternoon from Joseph Cooney: Galway 0-1 Kilkenny 0-03 Mins: John Joe Farrell open Kilkenny’s account: Galway 0-1 Kilkenny 0-1Lester Ryan has an effort ruled out by Hawk EYE6 Mins: Cathal Mannion makes it Galway 0-2 Kilkenny 0-18 Mins: Walter Walsh levels it: Galway 0-2 Kilkenny 0-2Goal chance for Kilkenny goes wide10 Mins: Conor Whelan points for Galway: Galway 0-3 Kilkenny 0-212 Mins: Conor Whelan again! Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-213 Mins: TJ Reid get his first point from a free. Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-3Walter Walsh ties the game. Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-415 Mins: Conor Fogarty put Kilkenny into the lead: Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-516 Mins: Cathal Mannion level it again! Galway 0-5 Kilkenny 0-518 Mins: GREAT SAVE from Colm Callanan…..65 for Kilkenny…TJ Reid points: Galway 0-5 Kilkenny 0-619 Mins: Point from a free by Joe Canning:  Galway 0-6 Kilkenny 0-621 Mins: Superb point from Davy Glennon: Galway 0-7 Kilkenny 0-626 Mins: Massive free from Joe Canning: Galway 0-8 Kilkenny 0-628 Mins: Another lovely point from Cathal Mannion….his third! Galway 0-9 Kilkenny 0-629 Mins: Joseph Cooney stretches the lead to 4 points: Galway 0-10 Kilkenny 0-630 Mins: Pointed free for TJ Reid. Galway 0-10 Kilkenny 0-732 Mins: Huge free again from Joe Canning. Galway 0-11 Kilkenny 0-733 Mins: Cathal Mannion again! Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-735 Mins: TJ Reid free – Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-8 – 4 minutes of added time!35 +1 Mins: TJ Reid with another free: Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-935 +3 Mins: Free pointed by Joe Canning. Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-9John Joe Farrell replies and the half time whistle blows.HALF TIME: Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-10.SECOND HALF underway – Richie Hogan & John Power on for Kilkenny36 Mins: Richie Hogan…over the bar. Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-1136 Mins: Joe Canning answers with a free….Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1138 Mins: Conor Fogarty brings it back to 2 points: Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1239 Mins: TJ Reid points o free: Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1340 Mins: Great long range point from Conor Cooney. Galway 0-15 Kilkenny 0-1344 Mins: Super point from Conor Cooney….Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 0-1344 Goal for Kilkenny – John Joe Farrell……………………Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-13Followed by a point from TJ Reid…Kilkenny lead 1-14 to 0-16…Cyril Donnellan on for Galway46 Mins: Another point for Kilkenny. Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-1547 John Power adds another point: Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-16 followed by another – Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1649 PHEW!!! Goal chance for Galway….didn’t go over the line….followed up by point from Cathal Mannion. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1752 Mins: Free pointed by Joe Canning….back to a 1 point ball game. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1853 Conor Whelan adds to the response from Galway. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1955 Mins: Michael Fennelly points for Kilkenny. Kilkenny 1-18 Galway 0-1956 Mins: TJ Reid from a free put 3 between them again, Kilkenny 1-19 Galway 0-19…..Jason Flynn on for Galway57 Mins: HAWK EYE calls a Michael Fennelly effort WIDE59 Mins: Andy Smith comes on for Davy Glennon60 Mins: JJ Farrell point. Kilkenny 1-20 Galway 0-1961 Mins: Kilkenny pulling away…another point from JJ Farrell. Kilkenny 1-21 Galway 0-19GALWAY NEED A GOAL!!!!!!!64 Mins: Richie Hogan puts daylight between the sides! Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 0-1965 Mins: Andy Smith get one back for Galway. Paul Killeen on for John Hanbury. Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 0-2067 Mins: TJ Reid again! Kilkenny 1-23 Galway 0-20There will be 4 minutes of added time!70 Mins: Free from TJ Read – Richie Hogan adds another. Kilkenny 1-25 Galway 0-2070 +1 Great save from Joe Canning goal chance.70 +2 Conor Cooney with a point. Kilkenny 1-25 Galway 0-2170 +3 Conor Fogarty with the answer……Cyril Donnellan get his score..Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22FULL TIME: Another second-half master class from Kilkenny. Kilkenny are Leinster Champions:Final Score: Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more