Luzerne County Council OKs voting system, 911 upgrade

Luzerne County Council approved two major, manager-recommended contracts Tuesday — a $3.6 million paper-trail voting system from Dominion Voting Systems Inc. and a $24.7 million 911 emergency radio upgrade from Motorola Solutions Inc. However, another administration recommendation to keep Bethlehem-based Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley as insurance broker for two more years was rejected by a council majority. After thanking a Brown & Brown representative in the audience for the company’s service, county Manager C. David Pedri exercised his authority to recommend the company ranked second: Pittston-based Joyce Insurance Group. Joyce Insurance submitted a proposal to charge $50,000, or $10,000 less than Brown & Brown, officials said. Council ended up tabling the decision after several citizens questioned the sudden change without a formal proposed contract and public presentation by the company. Councilwoman Sheila Saidman asked for a Joyce Insurance representative to appear at a council meeting next week. Saidman said she was rejecting the Brown & Brown recommendation based on Councilman Matthew Vough’s recent inquiry about whether any county-based companies had r...

The Mysterious Relationship Between Pets and Their Owners

Halfway through the photographer Sage Sohier’s new book, “Animals,” is a picture of a woman and her small daughter at the dining table of their home in Sterling, Connecticut, in 1992. The child is playing, oblivious to the scene around her. Her mother, dressed in a pale robe, has a telephone in one hand and her head in the other, looking exasperated. Sohier had met this woman at a dog show and learned that she was the owner of several vizslas—a photogenic breed, like a smaller, reddish Weimaraner. Here are four of them: two perched officiously on dining chairs and another pair lying under the table, like dozy sidekicks. The muscular canine quorum looks calm and in control, as if a coup has taken place in the household. The drapes are closed and considered looks are exchanged in a scenario whose cartoonish wit, crowded domesticity, and faintly sinister air are common in Sohier’s images of pets and their owners. The photographs in “Animals” were taken mostly in New England between 1979 and 1993. Sohier’s career began in the late seventies with black-and-white studies of Boston (where she still lives) and beyond, documenting street and domestic life and the scratchy pastoral of sub...

Jun-11-2014        Smiths Medical ASD; Inc.              Low Dead Space Connector with Sideport; 3.5mm – Portex Low Dead

Jun-11-2014        Smiths Medical ASD; Inc.              Low Dead Space Connector with Sideport; 3.5mm – Portex Low Dead Space Connector with Sideport; 3.5mmProduct Usage:  The connector is used to attach the endotracheal tube to the patient breathing circuit. The low dead space connector minimizes mechanical dead space and subsequent carbon dioxide rebreathing. The connector’s sideport permits access for administration of artificial surfactant; airway pressure monitoring; gas sampling; and instillation of sterile saline for airway leakage.                One lot of 3.0mm sized Connectors; Product Reorder No. 10035-05PS; Lot No. 2553426 were placed in packages labeled as size 3.5mm. Jun-13-2014        Convatec Inc.     Convatec Inc. – Convatec Flexi Seal Control Fecal Management System Rx Only REF 411107Product Usage:For use to manage fecal incontinence through the collection of liquid to semi-liquid stool and to provide access to administer medications as prescribed by a physician.  Convatec Inc. is recalling Flexi-seal FMS Control Kit since it does not have a 510K. In addition; an internal assessment of product performance; including a review of customerfeedback; has confirmed...

$ 25 Fire TV Stick 4K, Nest thermostats, $ 150 robot vacuum cleaner, more – BGR

There are so many great daily deals nowadays, but in particular we have selected five that you should definitely check out. The best is definitely the Fire TV Stick 4K streaming media player for the lowest price ever. It only costs $ 24.99 with the coupon code 4KFIRETV, but the deal is only available to some customers – more information can be found on the terms and conditions page. Other top offers on Wednesday are AirPods 2 and AirPods 2 with wireless charging at Black Friday prices, Nest smart thermostats for just $ 159.99, a one-day turnover that reduces the $ 260 eufy RoboVac 12 robot vacuum cleaner to just $ 149.99 , and a lot of fantastic 4K TV deals for Super Bowl 54. View all deals below. Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to stay up to date with the newest and best deals we find on the internet. Prices are subject to change without notice and all of the discount coupons listed above may be available in limited stock. BGR can receive a commission on orders placed via this article. Instax Camera, Instax Film, Needlework, Phone Accessories – Goldennard,https://www.goldnard.com/

Candlelight vigil held for AK Steel worker burned at Mansfield plant

Amy Fowler, who was burned while on the job, has worked for AK Steel since 2015. She’s in serious condition at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. An AK Steel employee helps light candles for children who attended a vigil Tuesday night for Amy Fowler, who was severely burned Friday night. (Photo: Zach Tuggle/News Journal) MANSFIELD – When he learned that Amy (Crank) Fowler had been badly burned Friday while working at AK Steel’s Mansfield Works plant, Gary Lambert wondered what she had been doing “on the floor” while workers were “tapping the furnace.” “They said, ‘Gary, sh...

Pitting and crevice corrosion of offshore stainless steel tubing

Oil and gas platforms regularly use stainless steel tubing in process instrumentation and sensing, as well as in chemical inhibition, hydraulic lines, impulse lines, and utility applications, over a wide range of temperatures, flows, and pressures. Oil and gas platforms regularly use stainless steel tubing in process instrumentation and sensing, as well as in chemical inhibition, hydraulic lines, impulse lines, and utility applications, over a wide range of temperatures, flows, and pressures. Corrosion of 316 stainless steel tubing has been observed in offshore applications around the world. Corrosion is a serious development that can lead to perforations of the tubing wall and the escape, under pressure, of highly flammable chemicals. The two prevalent forms of localized corrosion are pitting, often readily recognizable, and crevice, which can be more difficult to see. Many factors contribute to the onset of localized corrosion. Inadequate tubing alloy and suboptimal installation practices can lead to deterioration of tubing surfaces in a matter of months. It is speculated that today’s minimally alloyed 316 stainless steel tubing, with about 10% nickel, 2% molybdenum, and...

Review: Ausdom ANC7S Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Once upon a time we electronics nerds and hobbyists had just four places to shop: Dick Smith Electronics, Tandy/Radio Shack, Jaycar and Altronics. Dick Smith Electronics decided to turn itself into a consumer electronics store and exists no more (except as a Kogan-backed online outlet). Tandy collapsed with its US parent. But if you want to buy a 47-kiloohm resistor or a 2-metre length of two-core shielded microphone cable, Jaycar and Western Australian-based Altronics persist. Yes, they do some consumer electronics, but haven’t forgotten those of us who want to buy an affordable multimeter. So, what about those consumer electronics? It turns out that Altronics sells a pair of active noise cancelling headphones for just $139 (or $129 if you’re buying two or three, or only $115 each if you’re making them Christmas gifts for four or more friends). They are the Ausdom ANC7S active noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones. These, it turns out, are the most expensive headphones Altronics offers for sale. The naming is a bit tricky and doesn’t appear fully on the Altronics website. If you’re searching for them, put item number C9021A into the Altronics search box. The Altronics Noise Can...

This 120VAC-powered immersion cooker from My Sous Vide is designed to help us cook better meals in our

This 120VAC-powered immersion cooker from My Sous Vide is designed to help us cook better meals in our own kitchens. The company’s slogan is: “If you can heat water, you can cook like a pro.” (The notion of cooking better seems to be an ongoing quest for me.) Sous vide is a cooking method wherein food is packaged and then submerged in hot water to cook, rather than baking or boiling. This is typically achieved with an immersion cooker, which is designed to heat water, monitor temperature, and circulate the water in a pot so that heat is distributed evenly. The two bottom pieces can be easily removed (see the figure below) simply by twisting to unlock and then sliding off. These pieces are designed to come off with little effort, for maintenance purposes, according to the documentation. With the two protective covers removed, all that remained for gaining access to the unit’s innards was the removal of six screws…and some unexpected prying using two flathead screw drivers. The image below reveals wires, multiple PCBs, a rather hefty-looking motor, and an AC-to-DC power converter. After disconnecting various cables, desoldering wires from PCBs, and wi...

Difficult time in Marisa Burke’s life about to become an open book

Marisa Burke, former news anchor at WNEP-TV Channel 16, will host a “Meet and Greet” on Thursday at Sabatini’s Pizza, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. She will discuss her soon-to-be-released book “Just Checking Scores” and her career at Channel 16 and will answer guests’ questions. MOUNTAIN TOP — The primary goal of any journalist is always to be accurate. That’s why Marisa Burke’s book will be, as she says, her words and nobody else’s. The book — titled “Just Checking Scores” — is not a puff piece by any stretch. It is primarily about a time in Burke’s life that cast even a brighter — and not so flattering — spotlight on, perhaps, the most recognizable media person in the region. As far as the book’s title, Burke said people will understand its meaning once they read the book. At the end of 2016, Burke, former news anchor at WNEP-TV Channel 16, accepted a buyout from the station she called home for nearly 33 years. She decided to write the book in 2012 and 2013 when her ex-husband had gotten in trouble with the law for a second time. In October 2013, Burke’s husband at the time, Mark Kandel, 53, of Peckville, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard C...

Best water filter jugs to buy in 2019 if you live in a hard water area

If you want to up your water intake without having to buy plastic bottled water, we’ve rounded up the best water filter jugs to invest in for your home But we all know the struggle of trying to drink enough water to keep us at a level of healthy hydration. If you live in an area of particularly hard water where it’s heavily treated, it can be difficult to stomach the metallic taste- and buying plastic bottled water is both expensive and bad for the environment. This is why a decent water filter is a great option. As the water runs through the filter, it blocks out impurities and regulates mineral and chemical content to ensure you get the purest glass of water. What’s more, using filtered water for your kettle or coffee machine can reduce the amount of limescale build upand make your hot drinks taste much better. BRITA has come to be the most well-known brands for filtered water – and for good reason. This Elmaris water filter jug is slim enough to fit into most fridge compartments to offer you deliciously pure water all day long. Using the MAXTRA filtration system, this not only filters out mineral nasties but it helps to enhance the flavour of water. Th...

Fairmont set to replace all of its meters | News, Sports, Jobs

CHANGEOVER — Marty Meixell, electric distribution superintendent for Fairmont Public Utilities, displays the new Aclara Technologies electric meters for commercial and residential customers that will replace existing units over the next five years. FAIRMONT — This spring, Fairmont Public Utilities will begin the monumental task of replacing all its electric and water meters for residential and commercial customers. The process of switching out between 13,000 and 14,000 meters, as well as load management devices and lift station monitors, will be phased in over five years. “The cost is just under $2.5 million for all of the meters and the load management devices,” said Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director. “We started the planning process with the 2020 budget to include funds to get all the infrastructure in place and meters for testing to make sure everything works as we anticipate. Once that’s in place, more meters will be installed.” As soon as weather permits, Marty Meixell, Fairmont’s electric distribution superintendent, will have his crew out installing six 65-foot poles in the community to serve as control units to read all Public Utilities meters, including ...

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