Gear On The Go: October 2018

first_imgThe chill in the air means pumpkins on the dashboard and cider in our fridge. We’ve been on the road for seven months, adventured in over 10 states, and hiked thousands of miles. Our tour comes to an end at the end of this month but we still have plenty of exploring left to do! Let’s pull on those headlamps, puffy jackets and gloves, there’s still fun yet to be had. However, it does mean that this is our final Gear On The Go of the 2018 season. We’ve made it a good one! Nite Ize Dual CamJam Tie Down SystemBeing able to secure things both inside and outside of the van is extremely important to us. Nite Ize created this complete tie-down system that’s saved the day more times than we can count. It’s intuitive, useful and you can use the full length of the strap. We’ll never be able to use a regular cam strap again. The system comes in either 12 or 18 feet of durable 1″ nylon webbing with an integrated loop on the end. The durable zinc alloy Dual CamJam buckle features two separate cam locking mechanisms allowing you to slide the buckle and position it just about anywhere in your configuration. The proprietary design creates the ability to tighten the webbing strap in either a straight line or looped configuration. The ability to use the straight line configuration has been perfect for strapping down our boats to the roof of the van. These extra durable straps have a working load limit of 400lbs and a full break strength of 1200 lbs. $20-$24Sea To Summit UtlraLight Insulated MatThis easy-to-pack pad has been an absolute workhorse for us for two years now. We’ve used it on countless backpacking trips and it has yet to let us down. Sea To Summit’s Air Sprung Cell technology keeps us warm and comfortable no matter what surface we’re sleeping on. Usually, ultralight sleeping systems are meant for warm summer nights, but with an R-value of 3.3 we’ve used this mat well into the fall and it’s never let us down. Sea to Summit’s Air Sprung Cell technology is what makes these sleeping mats so comfortable. Rather than feeling like you are sleeping on an air-filled sleeping mat, the Air Sprung Cells create stability and give you the feeling that you are actually sleeping on a real bed. Sea to Summit also utilizes the strongest face fabric and laminate material available in a backpacking air-mat. This mat also comes with a high-quality stuff sack that doubles as a pump, a repair kit, and a spare one-way valve insert. Perhaps our favorite feature of all Sea To Summit’s inflatable products is the two-way valve that allows for easy inflation, deflation, and adjusting how much air is inside. It’s available in four sizes, to fit your specific needs. $119.95-$149.95Old Town Castine KayakWe’ve been using our Castine for a little over seven months now and we’re still impressed. This day-touring-style kayak provides sunup to sundown comfort. It’s available in three sizes so finding the right fit is easier than ever. It also offers plenty of storage, and we’ve even used ours to paddle into some of our favorite campsites.All three models feature the all-new Slide-Away Day Hatch, adjustable thigh braces, and with the ACS2 Seat, you’ll feel like you’re floating on a cloud all day long. We’ve been in a lot of kayaks throughout the years that are just plain uncomfortable. The Castine line of kayaks is the perfect blend of comfort and performance. We’ve paddled these kayaks into fairly strong headwinds and there’s something about the way they are designed that makes paddling these boats just feel easier. Old Town is a name you can trust. They have been in the business since 1898 and you can’t make it that long unless you make rock-solid products. $1,300-$1,400Wenzel Shenanigan 8Having shelter you can put up quickly saves more time for adventuring, partying, and relaxing. This eight-person tent is perfect for your next festival weekend, car camping gathering, or play pretend afternoon. It uses a one pole system, so once you hammer down the stakes around the corners, you javelin into the empty tent with the single pole and now you have a living area. It has multiple vents so when the festival gets hot, your tent will stay breezy. There are organizational pockets on the sides to keep your phone separate from your blanket fort. With roll-up windows, you have the chance to let the sunlight in or make friends with your tent neighbors. The best part of this tent is being able to put on your festival outfits without crouching on the ground. The 94-inch center height turns your tent into a professional dressing room. This simple design is perfect for a weekend away, be it to listen to tunes, or enjoy the sounds of nature. With 127 square feet of livable space, there’s room for the whole family.There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors that make this happen: Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to winlast_img read more

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London boroughs west – Talk of the towns

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Boeing eyes major bond issue to raise funds: Sources

first_imgThe sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Boeing declined to comment. The company is expected to elaborate on its funding options when it unveils its first-quarter earnings on Wednesday.Boeing has also considered applying to the US Treasury Department for aid under a $17 billion program for companies that are critical to national security, according to the sources. But Boeing’s chief executive, David Calhoun, has been wary of the strings attached to such aid, especially the possibility that the company would have to give the government an equity stake.Boeing is also examining the funding support available to companies from the Federal Reserve, one of the sources said. One of Federal Reserve’s newly established programs, the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility, will provide support to companies issuing bonds without placing any strict conditions on them, such as limits to dividend payouts or executive compensation.Calhoun told investors during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Monday that the company would need to borrow more over the next six months. Boeing Co is working with investment banks on a multibillion-dollar bond-fueled financing package, aiming to shore up its balance sheet amid a sharp travel downturn from the pandemic, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.The preparations reflect Boeing’s confidence that it can tap the capital markets to strengthen its finances, even as the largest US planemaker weighs seeking government aid.Boeing has lined up investment banks to potentially market an offering to bond investors in the coming days, provided that market conditions are favorable, the sources said, cautioning that the exact timing and size of the offering had not been decided. The proceeds could amount to US$10 billion or more, depending on investor demand, one of the sources added. Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service Inc estimated this month that Boeing’s funding needs could top $30 billion in 2020. The company secured about half of this by drawing down on a $13.8 billion credit line in March, Moody’s said. Boeing also suspended its dividend.Boeing is trying to bring its 737 MAX jet back into service after two fatal crashes, even as the aviation industry is hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, which has dried up demand for passenger air travel.The 737 MAX jet is expected to remain grounded at least until August, as the manufacturer continues to grapple with software issues, people briefed on the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.Boeing’s first-quarter deliveries were a third of the 149 seen a year earlier and the lowest since 1984 for the first quarter.The Chicago-based company also canceled a $4.2 billion deal for Embraer SA’s commercial aviation division over the weekend, prompting the Brazilian company to initiate arbitration.On Monday, Boeing unveiled new voluntary layoff offers (VLOs) to employees. Boeing spokesman Bernard Choi said on Tuesday that “several thousand employees taking VLO or retiring is our expectation.”Topics :last_img read more

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Matthias Ginter responds to Chelsea transfer speculation

first_imgMatthias Ginter responds to Chelsea transfer speculation Ginter is open to signing a new deal at Gladbach (Picture: Getty)Ginter added: ‘The current team has great potential and the coach has brought a huge added value for us. ‘The club is in the process of building something with the great fans and the environment. ‘I also have big goals with the club and of course I’m still tied into a contract.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalGinter’s current contract is due to expire in 2021 but Gladbach have an option to extend his deal by 12 more months.However, Gladbach are hopeful that the centre-half will commit his long-term future to the club with a lengthier contract.‘I can imagine that but there is no hurry,’ he said regarding a new long-term deal.‘Discussions have yet taken place on this topic due to the coronavirus pandemic.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chelsea star Willian tells friends he wants to join ArsenalMORE: Chelsea handed major transfer boost as Bayern Munich confirm Kai Havertz stance Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Aug 2020 7:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Chelsea have reportedly been eyeing a move for Matthias Ginter (Picture: Getty)Matthias Ginter has rubbished rumours that he could be set for a move to Chelsea and declared that he’s ‘definitely staying’ at Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.The 26-year-old centre-back, who won a World Cup winners’ medal with Germany back in 2014, impressed at the heart of Gladbach’s defence this season and won plenty of admirers with his performances in the Bundesliga.Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with Ginter ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and the Germany international admits he’s been ‘flattered’ by the recent speculation. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement The defender says he’s ‘flattered’ by the recent rumours (Picture: Getty)But Ginter has no plans to switch club anytime soon and it’s clear where he sees his future.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m definitely staying in Gladbach,’ Ginter told German publication Kicker when asked about the rumours.‘Of course I heard of the enquiries and was flattered by this attention.‘But I’ve said often enough how good things are for me in Gladbach.’ Commentlast_img read more

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Is this one of Burleigh’s best waterfront locations?

first_img2 Elanora Drive, which fronts Tallebudgera Creek, at Burleigh Heads sold for $2.55 million and attracted a crowd of 400 that spread into the creek.“I’ve lived in Burleigh since I was one-year-old and Koala Park has been a bit of a sleeper but I think it’s coming to the fore now,” Ms Cox said. “More million-dollar houses are going up on either side of us, we all call it the new Hedges Avenue.” Positioned perfectly on Tallebudgera Estuary.When they finally did buy it the family lived in the older-style house for two years before rebuilding a sophisticated two-storey residence to accommodate their family. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We really wanted it to have a casual beach feel and so it’s got pebbles in the showers and the tiles downstairs look a bit like sand,” Ms Cox said. The house has six bedrooms and two bathrooms. 16 Elanora Dr, Burleigh Heads will go to auction in March.ACCESS to kilometres of pristine water and the surf is right at your backdoor but the coastal influence is evident from the minute you step inside this sophisticated two-storey home. Kerrie Cox first eyed off her property at Elanora Drive, Burleigh Heads, from across the road.“Because it was on the creek we thought, one day we are going to own that house,” Ms Cox said. Coastal style features throughout.There are multiple living areas including a dining room that opens onto a balcony overlooking the creek.“We jump off the back wall into the water, we put a paddleboard or surfboard in,” Ms Cox said.“It’s not a canal, it’s a creek and the water is just stunning.”Ms Cox was buoyed by the successful auction of a neighbour’s house in February last year, which proved so popular it attracted a crowd of 400 people, including stand up paddleboarders, and ran out of bidding paddles. last_img read more

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Aberdeen Harbor Project: Dragados UK Opts for OSIL

first_imgOcean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) has provided construction company Dragados UK with a turbidity monitoring solution to report on the dredging activities of the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project.The UK based provider of tailored integrated systems for environmental monitoring has supplied two 1.9m buoy platforms, equipped with standalone turbidity sensors, and were on-site for the installation of the buoys in addition to conducting pre-installation monitoring during the build and testing of the buoys.OSIL was able to complete the entire process from quotation to installation (including meeting clients, specifying requirements, building and shipping the buoys) in less than 2 months owing to their wealth of experience in turbidity monitoring for dredging projects.The construction and installation of the buoys itself only took 1 month from receipt of the order.The buoys are set up to trigger an alarm if one or other of the buoys reports a rise in readings above the predetermined threshold, and will provide continuous sediment monitoring during dredging operations. The turbidity monitoring will run in conjunction with other planned mitigation strategies to monitor and protect the marine fauna in the area, said OSIL.Image source: OSILlast_img read more

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What to Do When You Feel Disconnected from Your Partner

first_img Sharing is caring! Share There comes a point in every relationship where we can feel a bit “disconnected” from our partner. Maybe you’ve been really busy with work or other obligations. Maybe you haven’t spent that much time with them lately. Maybe you feel kind of emotionally distant. Or, maybe you have spent time together, but something has just been feeling “off.”When this happens, we can find ourselves really questioning the relationship: Are we supposed to be together? Is it always going to be like this from here on out?Though it may seem like things are falling apart in this moments, it’s not necessarily the end, but merely a sign to do something different. So here are things we can do when we’re feeling disconnected in our relationship:1. Go along with what they want to do — even if it isn’t quite your cup of tea. Is there something that you’re partner wants to do with you, but you’ve been making every excuse not to do it? Do they have a favorite hobby that they want to share with you, but your not very excited about it?Whatever it is — do it with them! Even if you might hate it. Even if you find yourself bored or even a bit miserable. And you know why it’s good to do it with them? Because if they truly want you to do it, they will appreciate and value the fact that you went out of your way to do it with them. They will be happy because you decided to really value the relationship more than yourself.Now, of course, I don’t mean that you need to do it all the time. But if your partner truly respects you then they will simply appreciate your effort for stepping outside of your box for them.2. Reflect back to them their positive traits that you enjoy. To say “thank you” when they buy you dinner or give you a gift is one thing, but to let them know that they are truly being seen takes it to a whole new level.So, for instance, is your partner very helpful around the house? Is your partner a great listener? Is your partner very affectionate? If so, then tell them! Casually say, “Wow, you are so affectionate — it’s great!” In doing so they will feel more seen, loved and appreciated in the relationship.3. Let yourself ask those more intimate questions. Is there something you’ve wanted to ask your partner, but you held back because of fear? Maybe it is how they felt about some past event or what their motivation was behind an action they made.Whatever it is, ask with openness and curiosity to really know and discover more about them. If any questions to ask come up with the underlying motivation to release some kind of underlying anxiety or with some need to control, then let it go. Rather, ask through that inner soul desire to truly learn more about your partner.4. Ask yourself (and him): What can we do that would make us feel more love? Note here that I did not say “What can he do…” The reason for this is because we don’t want to find ourselves caught up in this place of all these things that we wish our partner was doing to make us happier and more loved. It isn’t healthy and, frankly, it’s just flat out codependent.So, the key here is to take personal responsibility for your own happiness but, since it is a relationship, to have the intention of really making changes together as one unit. So, what kinds of things could you both change in order to feel more love your relationship? What new activity might you do together? How might you start acting differently? What new things might be talked about? Will you cook for each other? Will you be more affectionate?5. Spend time giving them you’re undivided attention. This kind of sounds like a no-brainer, but I feel like we all need this reminder every so often. Whenever we get really stressed out about several things, we can find ourselves so wrapped up in all the things we have to do that we forget to simply just stop and take the time to really enjoy being with our partner.So, before checking emails or answering phone calls, take the time to simply just be with your partner. Enjoy early morning hugs and kisses without thinking about all the stuff you have to do. Focus completely on the present moment of just being with them and that is all.Yes, it sounds simple, but sometimes taking the time to just really be with our partner each day is actually all we really need to turn our relationship around.Ultimately, remember this: When we are feeling disconnected from our partner, it isn’t necessarily a sign to leave, but to go deeper. It’s a sign to make subtle changes in order to open your heart and create more intimacy. Sure, it may not always work out for both parties and parting ways may become the best option, but it should be the last resort. 295 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships What to Do When You Feel Disconnected from Your Partner by: Huffingtonpost – November 17, 2014center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Passion of online Arsenal fans convinced Gabriel

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… Lille defender, Gabriel Magalhaes, has been convinced about joining Arsenal by the passion of their fans. The Brazilian centre back is on the brink of sealing a £27million move to Arsenal from French side Lille as Mikel Arteta continues planning for the future at the Emirates. The Telegraph reports Arteta has Arsenal fans to thank somewhat for getting the deal over the line amid heavy interest elsewhere.Advertisementcenter_img The illustrious history of the north London side appealed to Gabriel but in an intriguing twist, it is believed that the 22-year-old was also convinced into joining by the club’s fans. read also: With teams vying for his signature, including Manchester United and Napoli too, he had been bombarded by messages from Arsenal fans on social media urging him to join the club – which reportedly helped him come to his decision with him feeling wanted. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Midfield options please Arteta

first_img Press Association “We know what to expect. Stoke away is always a tough game,” said Wilshere. “We have to again press them high up the pitch and try to deal with the long balls they are going to play, so when we get the ball, we have to play.” Club record signing Mesut Ozil is expected to shake off the dead leg which kept him out of the Sunderland game, having been given some extra time away to recover. Defender Kieran Gibbs remains a doubt with an injury to a buttock muscle. However, Laurent Koscielny (back) and Nacho Monreal (foot) are expected to be over minor knocks by this weekend. Arteta had returned to the starting XI in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Sunderland following suspension for the Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich, with Mathieu Flamini on the bench. Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who had been in sublime form before a thigh injury sidelined him on Boxing Day, is close to a return – all of which will bolster Arsenal’s selection choices for the run-in. “It helps the team because we can rotate players and we can play differently,” Arteta said on Arsenal Player. “We can play with two [in midfield] and it gives us another option. “No-one has been able to play every game this season. I think the league is getting more demanding, you need a big squad, you can’t afford to have only 11 players.” The imminent return of Ramsey will be a welcome boost for Wenger ahead of a testing run of fixtures next month. To kick off, there is the FA Cup quarter-final against Everton followed by the return leg of their European tie in Germany, not to mention the north London derby on March 16 before showdowns against title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City. A trip to Stoke’s Britannia Stadium is hardly the ideal preparation for a run of games which is likely to shape Arsenal’s season. Midfielder Jack Wilshere, though, maintains the Gunners are ready to meet those challenges head on. While many pundits had confidently predicted a new year collapse, the Gunners trail leaders Chelsea by just a point heading into the final dozen matches of the campaign, although third-place Manchester City hold a game in hand. Much had been made of Arsenal’s lack of attacking back-up for main frontman Olivier Giroud following the season-ending injury to Theo Walcott, but Arsene Wenger certainly has plenty of options in a supporting role. Arsenal’s strength in depth through midfield can give them an edge in the Barclays Premier League title race, according to Mikel Arteta.last_img read more

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Orange softball trounced by Sooners in 1st ever NCAA tournament game, 1 loss from elimination

first_img Comments COLLEGE PARK, Md. Oklahoma second baseman Amber Flores couldn’t help but smirk as Syracuse’s Lisaira Daniels stood on first base in the top of the fourth inning.Daniels reached first on a bunt-single that proved to be the only blemish in the Sooners’ box score.  One slow roller away from making their shortened blowout win over the Orange a perfect game.‘(We) played just like (we) have the last two weeks very dominating and a very complete game,’ Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso said.In Syracuse’s first-ever NCAA tournament game, the Orange was clobbered, 10-0, in the opening game of the College Park NCAA Regional by the red hot Sooners (44-10) at Robert E. Taylor Stadium Friday. The No. 14 seeded Sooners notched its 11th consecutive win with at least one run in every inning. Oklahoma also only allowed one SU (32-25) hitter (Daniels) to reach base. It was the most lopsided game of the season for the Orange and only the second time all year that it has been beaten in a shortened game.The Orange will take on the regional host in Maryland at 2 p.m. Saturday. The loser will be eliminated from tournament competition.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust minutes after the game started, Syracuse faced a major obstacle. For the third consecutive game, umpires called sophomore pitcher Jenna Caira for a series of illegal pitches. This time four illegal pitches in the top of the first led to a pair of runs for the Sooners, and SU head coach Leigh Ross quickly made a change to bring in freshman Stacy Kuwik.‘We’re here to win, and I don’t want to jeopardize that with all the illegal pitches,’ Caira said. ‘And if that means me not playing, then I’ll do it.’ The last time Kuwik came in to relieve Caira she threw the game of her life: one run allowed in seven innings to beat DePaul in the semi-finals of the Big East tournament.The setting was the same Friday. The results were completely different.Oklahoma pummeled SU’s freshman over her three innings of work. Every Sooner with an at-bat reached base safely, and OU scored eight runs off of Kuwik.‘Every opportunity, for the most part, that we had a chance to get something done, we got it done,’ Gasso said.This included intelligence on the base paths. With runners on the corners in the bottom of the second, the Sooners executed a perfect double steal. As soon as Syracuse catcher Lacey Kohl threw down to try and nail the runner at second, Oklahoma’s Karolyne Long stole home. This pushed the lead to 5-0 and deflated the Orange even further.Especially considering how outmatched the SU batters looked at the plate. Oklahoma’s 6-foot-2 freshman pitcher Keilani Ricketts fired pitch after pitch pass the Orange. She retired the first ten batters she faced and only two balls left the infield all game long.‘I think when you’re 6-foot-2 and you’re right on top of them (at 43 feet away on the pitching mound), it’s like she is handing the ball to you,’ Ross said. ‘She threw hard, the fastest pitcher that we faced this year.’Friday marked the sixth game this year in which Ricketts has thrown at least four innings and allowed just one hit. Ricketts and reliever Michelle Gascoigne combined to record 10 of the 15 outs via strikeout.Despite allowing the most runs of the season, Ross and Daniels both said it was important that the team avoid a perfect game or no-hitter. Because the Regionals are a double-elimination format, there is still softball left to be played and the team can’t get hung up on the past.‘From every pitch, every strike, every hit they had and every play we have to learn from it,’ Daniels said. ‘That’s the only way we are going to get better. We can’t dwell on it.’ Mjcohe02@syr.edu Published on May 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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