How to Clean and Prevent Mold in Bathrooms

first_imgMethod #3  BoraxMix one cup of Borax with a gallon of water.Borax can be found at most stores and is an effective weapon against tough bathroom mold.use a brush and the solution to scrub the area.Rinse and dryThese are just a couple of ways to rid yourself of mold but they have worked well for us. If you have any other questions about cleaning please visit Maid Perfect. We love answering questions and we love to clean. Facebook6Tweet0Pin1Submitted by Drew Freemantle for Maid PerfectOne of the most common places to find mold is in our bathrooms. Mold needs a moisture, heat and organic materials containing carbon to grow. Our bathrooms provide the perfect environment for mold to thrive.Preventing Mold in The BathroomEliminate the sources of humidity and moisture for mold to survive.Make sure that you keep floors, countertops, showers dry because mold can begin to form within 24- 48 hours if the conditions are right.Reduce the bathroom moisture by drying your clothes right after you wash them.Get in the habit of always using the bathroom fan.Check every once in a while for leaky faucets and shower heads.Reduce humidity by keeping your home well ventilated.Get a dehumidifier if you have a bad humidity problem.Three Ways to Get Rid of MoldSimple white vinegar is one of the best, and least toxic, ways to eliminate mold.Method #1 VinegarFill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray the tile, grout, ceramic surfaces liberally and let it sit for 1 to 2 hours.Rinse and scrub the mold with a damp microfiber clothMake a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water and use a stiff toothbrush for stubborn grout. Rinse and repeat if necessary.Method #2  Hydrogen PeroxidePut hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and spray the affected area.Leave peroxide on surface for 10 – 20 minutesScrub area with a brushRinselast_img read more

LVR athletic department crowns top Bombers for 2013

first_imgL.V. Rogers saluted its top athletes of the 2012-13 school term during a recent ceremony at the Fairview-based high school.Top scholar athlete honours were presented to Jordan Mulvihill and Jayden Roch.Mulvihill earned the award for his performance on the Bomber volleyball team and a number 1 Canadian ranking in skip rope during the recent championships.Roch was one of the top volleyball and basketball players on the Bomber squad this season. Both athletes averaged of over 80 percent in school along with an 18 /24 or better ranking from one of their coaches.Best All Around honours went to Devyn Parker and Trace Cooke.Winners must participate in two or more sports along with making significant contributions to the teams.Parker was a top swimmer for LVR as well as made significant contributions to the Bomber basketball and rugby squads.Cooke was key contributor to the Bomber soccer and rugby teams as well as earned top ranking in Canada for Freestyle Skiing.Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year went to Matt Zukowski for Basketball and Paige Mansveld for field hockey, soccer and basketball.last_img read more

Ex-49er Frank Gore’s Hall of Fame candidacy: Durability shouldn’t be held against him

first_imgLet’s play a game of call and response. I say, “Hall of Fame worthiness,” you say …Hey, come back. It’ll be different this time. This time the discussion will be led by the estimable and relentlessly level-headed Peter King.Typically Hall of Fame debates are irresolvable gum-bumping exercises that leave everyone dissatisfied.But after the long holiday football weekend, King pleaded the Hall of Fame case for former 49ers running back Frank Gore, currently in his 15th NFL season, and who …last_img

Hopes of a peaceful Sudan poll

first_imgSouthern Sudan is set to become Africa’s new country. (Image: Final Gear) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s recent visit to the country’s south region is being seen as a possible sign that the upcoming referendum will be peaceful, and its outcomes will be accepted by the different parties. It’s all systems go for the January 2011 landmark referendum, which is expected to result in Southern Sudan becoming a country of its own. The predominantly Christian population there is in favour of breaking away from the Arab-dominated north.Thousands of citizens have to return home to take part in the vote. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than 400 000 Southern Sudanese have travelled back from camps for displaced people in and around Khartoum, while others have returned from exile in neighbouring countries.The referendum, which will take place over seven days from 9 to 15 January, is an outcome of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2005. This ended a two-decade-long war between the north and south.Al-Bashir visited Southern Sudan’s capital Juba on 4 January, just five days before voting kicked off, and was warmly welcomed by the region’s President Salva Kiir. International media reported that the visit was seen as Al-Bashir’s farewell to the region.Al-Bashir, who’s wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, vowed to “congratulate and celebrate” with the south should its people vote for secession. He will recognise a new Southern Sudan state, he promised.There had been fears that Al-Bashir’s government would not support the breakaway, as the south is important to the broader country’s economy. About three-quarters of the country’s oil reserves are located there.Although unity between the two regions is desirable, Al-Bashir’s Khartoum-based government will respect the outcome of the referendum, the UK’s Guardian newspaper reported.“Imposing unity by force doesn’t work … We want unity between the north and the south, but this doesn’t mean opposing the desire of the southern citizen,” said Al-Bashir.Former South African president Thabo Mbeki, who’s in Sudan at the moment, was encouraged by Al-Bashir’s visit to the south.Mbeki, who’s highly active in the Sudanese negotiations as chairperson of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel, said Al-Bashir has show that he’s committed to the peace process.“Speaking in Juba, President Bashir displayed once again his commitment to the CPA and his qualities of national leadership,” Mbeki said in a speech at the University of Khartoum on 5 January.“There is no greater test of statesmanship than to accept, in a graceful, generous and humane manner, the decision of those of your people who have the opportunity to choose secession.“President Bashir’s Juba speech demonstrated that he, and the Sudanese leadership, are rising to the occasion, meeting the challenge of the exercise of self-determination by the Southern Sudanese.”Credible referendum predictedVoter registration has been completed and any remaining challenges regarding this will be dealt with through the courts before the final list of eligible voters is published, according to the UN.More than 3-million people have registered for the poll, with 51% of the portion being female.The UN panel tasked with monitoring the referendum is confident of a smooth voting process. “Based on our observations so far, we believe that a credible referendum can take place,” said the panel’s head Benjamin Mkapa, according to a UN statement.“The eyes of the world will be watching this referendum, and we hope that all the hard work that has gone into preparing for it will culminate in a vote that is smooth, transparent and a credit to all,” added Mkapa, the former president of Tanzania.The panel also includes António Monteiro, Portugal’s former minister of foreign affairs, and Bhojraj Pokharel, a former chairperson of the Election Commission of Nepal. The UN appointed the trio to ensure a credible referendum on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.It has been facilitating talks with opposing parties and other authorities, and encouraging them to resolve problems and disputes, the UN said.International and local observersAbout 3 000 observers from different parts of the world will travel to Southern Sudan to monitor the referendum. The Carter Centre, established by former US President Jimmy Carter, will lead a 100-strong observation delegation, which will include respected figures like former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan.The African Union will also send in a team of observers.“The referendum is a critical step in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement,” Carter said in a statement. “We hope this process will help the people of Sudan work for a peaceful future, regardless of the outcome.”Former US Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is said to have already arrived in Southern Sudan. The European Union is expected to deploy 110 observers from its 27 member countries.Russia said it will relocate four helicopters from Chad to Sudan to help the UN guarantee security during the referendum, according to an Al Jazeera report. China will also send a team of observers.last_img read more

Grace: third European title of the season

first_imgHe’s up to fourth in the Race to Dubai standings, trailing only Rory McIlroy, Louis Oosthuizen and Justin Rose. Charl Schwartzel is in tenth place and Jbe Kruger 12th position, and Retief Goosen 16th spot. LEADERBOARD Branden Grace (-21) 67, 67, 64, 69, 267 Nicolas Colsaerts (-18) 68, 67, 66, 69, 270Richard Finch (-17) 67, 73, 65, 66, 271George Coetzee (-16) 72, 67, 64, 69, 272Victor Dubuisson (-16) 69, 68, 68 67, 272Marcus Fraser (-15) 67, 69, 67, 70, 273Ricardo Gonzalez (-15) 68, 73, 65, 67, 273Francesco Molinari (-15) 72, 65, 67, 69, 273Alexander Noren (-15) 68, 72, 63, 70, 273Fabrizio Zanotti (-15) 70, 68, 64, 71, 273 Lower down the leaderboardEnglishman Richard Finch claimed third, four shots behind Grace on 17-under 271. South African George Coetzee and Victor Dubiosson of France shared fourth on 16-under-par 272. Only two players – Seve Ballesteros (1977) and Sandy Lyle (1979) – have won three European Tour titles in a single season at a younger age than the 23-year-old. Swede Johan Edfors is the only other player to have won three titles in his first year on the tour after graduating from Qualifying School. Grace has achieved the feat after only 15 events of the season. South African golfer Branden Grace recorded his third European Tour win of the season in the Volvo China Open on Sunday – only the second player ever to achieve the feat in his debut season on the tour. Jbe Kruger tied for 18th on 12-under-par 276 after rounds of 66, 72, 69, and 69. Keith Horne shared 44th spot on seven-under-par 281, with rounds of 72, 68, 72, and 69. Interviewed immediately after he secured victory, he said: “I stayed really calm today. I kept hitting the ball well. I missed a couple of shots the first couple of holes, but regrouped well and made the birdies where it counts on the par fives, and just stayed with it from there.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img Final roundGrace led by three shots heading into the final round and finished three shots ahead of defending champion Nicolas Colsaerts after both posted three-under-par 69s over the last 18 holes. That left Grace on 21-under-par 267 after previous rounds of 67, 67, and 64. South African golfers have now won six of the 15 European Tour events played this season. Louis Oosthuizen took victory in the Africa Open and Maybank Malaysian Open, Jbe Kruger won the Avantha Masters, and Grace claimed the Joburg Open and Volvo Golf Champions. LucrativeGrace’s third win was also his most lucrative yet, worth €398 595 (approximately R4.11-million), or to put it another way, worth more than R1-million per round. Commenting on a spectacular breakthrough season, he added: “I thought my first win was around the corner. To have three before May is literally unbelievable, but I’ve been playing well, so I’ve been feeling like I can win and I’ve been giving myself opportunities.” Coetzee matched Grace from the second round onwards, firing 67, 64, and 69. The difference, though, was Grace’s 67 in the first round; Coetzee opened with a level-par 72. Grace’s earlier wins came in South Africa, so Sunday’s win was his first European Tour victory outside of his home country. 23 April 2012 Two other South Africans have previously won three European Tour events in a season: Ernie Els (2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005) and Retief Goosen (2001).last_img read more

Play Your Part in protecting the environment

first_imgBrand South Africa joined 500 community members as they got down and dirty removing litter in the Durban Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve during a clean-up campaign in September.(Image: Durban Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve)Although South Africa faces the challenge of deteriorating environmental quality, everyone can play a part in tackling this task.Increasing quantities of waste, poor waste management and lack of access to waste services lead to pollution, health risks and environmental degradation.To address this, Brand South Africa joined the National Clean-up and Recycle 2017 initiative organised by Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife and Plastics South Africa in the Durban Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve on 16 September 2017.The monitored and collaborative coastal clean-up, with schools and community members, aimed to contribute to the preservation of the environment and to remove rubbish from the oceans that could be harmful to fish and other marine creatures.About 500 community members, including learners from three different schools, took part in the clean-up.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Megastore: Google’s Answer to NoSQL Databases

first_imgLast month Google released a paper on its high availability datastore Megastore. Megastore “blends the scalability of a NoSQL datastore with the convenience of a traditional RDBMS in a novel way, and provides both strong consistency guarantees and high availability,” the paper says. Megastore is the technology behind Google’s High Replication Datastore, which covered here previously.It’s a short paper, only 12 pages long. But in case you want something quicker, here are two summaries:James Hamilton’s summaryTodd Hoff’s summaryFor an even quicker overview, here are three key points:It has been widely deployed for internal use at Google for several years.It uses the Paxos algorithm to manage replication between data centers.Although it offers an eventual consistency mode, it can instead prioritize consistency over performance. It offers three levels of read consistency: current, snapshot and inconsistent.At the moment, this is only available to the public through App Engine. Perhaps Google will open source it eventually? klint finley A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers last_img read more

How I Read Books Now: A Revision

first_imgA few months after my brain surgery in 1992, I told my neurologist that I felt like my brain was on fire and that I was reading a book every couple of days.I fell in love with reading in 6th grade when Ms. Paolini required me to read Jonathon Livingston Seagull. From there, I went to the public library every week, picking up stacks of books, and in 8th grade found The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. It took me the entire year to read those books.When I was grounded as a kid, while my physical body was trapped inside, my mind was with Conan the Barbarian or Tarzan or Dr. Calvin. While I was playing music, my reading slowed, even though I was never without a book.My neurologist listened patiently while I described how I believed that my brain was making new neural connections and how I felt somehow different. When I was done explaining what I was experiencing, he looked at me and said, “There is no evidence that any of that is true. You lost a piece of your brain, and this is most likely a reaction.” While I am not suggesting he was wrong, we now know the brain can—and does—create new neural connections and pathways throughout your life, and things like exercise and meditation help that process. His view was that I was compensating, and he may not have been incorrect.I read a nonfiction book every week through college, law school, and my executive education. A few years ago, I decided to slow my reading. I changed my intention from simply reading a book to apply my learning. Instead of reading 50 books, I read 10 or 12 books deeply. I read the same book multiple times, often listening to the audio version at the same time. I read much more challenging work with the desire to improve my life as the outcome of my investment. The strategy for reading was only possible because I had read widely enough to know where I wanted to go deep.After a few years reading the entire works of Ken Wilber and Nassim Taleb a number of times, I am now back to reading widely, just finishing Christian Madsbjerg’s brilliant book Sensemaking: The Power of Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm (I interviewed Christian for my In the Arena podcast yesterday. It will post soon).What I have ended up doing without knowing it is reading widely until I find something worth a much greater effort and then going very deep in something that is important, useful, and meaningful. Now I am reading widely, while I search for something that requires me to go deeper.Without reading widely, you don’t know what’s available to you. Without reading deeply, understanding and applying the work is less likely. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Jeff Horn, right, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)The decision of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to uphold the victory of Australian boxer Jeff Horn no longer surprised Senator Manny Pacquiao.“We have seen worse judgments in the past where judges manipulated results. Nothing surprises me now,” Pacquiao said in a text message to reporters on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Upon the analysis, the findings stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd, the 8th and 9th by 100 percent; the 5th round was won by 80 percent; and the 11th round by 60 percent,” the WBO said in a statement.“Horn won the 1st, 6th and 12th rounds by 100 percent; rounds 2, 4, and 7 by 80 percent; and then, the 10th round by 60 percent.” PSL: Cignal turns back Foton, wins bronze LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won five rounds while Horn won seven rounds. Based on this analysis, Jeff Horn was the winner of the bout,” it added.Both Pacquiao and Horn said they were open for a rematch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “Let the people judge for themselves. People saw what happened,” he said.The Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board (GAB) earlier sought a thorough probe from the WBO on the result of the July 2 welterweight match in Brisbane.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveralast_img read more