Fire Triangle – Colts Neck Fair http://coltsneckfair.com/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 21:31:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://coltsneckfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Fire Triangle – Colts Neck Fair http://coltsneckfair.com/ 32 32 Ship carrying grain from Ukraine arrives in Istanbul https://coltsneckfair.com/ship-carrying-grain-from-ukraine-arrives-in-istanbul/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 12:09:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/ship-carrying-grain-from-ukraine-arrives-in-istanbul/ KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine on Monday traded accusations that each side is bombing Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed Ukrainian bombing caused a power surge and fire and forced personnel to cut production at two reactors, while Ukraine blamed Russian troops for stockpiling weapons there. Nuclear experts have […]]]>

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine on Monday traded accusations that each side is bombing Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed Ukrainian bombing caused a power surge and fire and forced personnel to cut production at two reactors, while Ukraine blamed Russian troops for stockpiling weapons there.

Nuclear experts have warned that further bombing of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which was captured by Russia at the start of the war, is fraught with pitfalls.

The Kremlin echoed this on Monday, saying Kyiv was attacking the factory and urging Western powers to force a halt to it.

“The shelling of the territory of the nuclear power plant by the Ukrainian armed forces is very dangerous,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “It is fraught with catastrophic consequences for vast territories, for all of Europe.”

Ukrainian military intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov countered that Russian forces planted explosives at the plant to ward off an expected Ukrainian counter-offensive in the area. Previously, Ukrainian officials said Russia was launching attacks from the factory and using Ukrainian workers as human shields.

Yusov called on Russia to “make a gesture of goodwill and hand over control of the plant to an international commission and to the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), if not to the Ukrainian army”.

Ukrainian mediator Dmytro Lubinets also urged the United Nations, the IAEA and the international community to send a delegation to “completely demilitarize the territory” and provide security guarantees for factory workers and the town where it is located. based the factory, Enerhodar.

He accused Russia of “nuclear terrorism”.

The IAEA is the UN’s nuclear watchdog. Its chief executive, Rafael Grossi, told The Associated Press last week that the situation around the Zaporizhzhia plant “is completely out of control” and issued an urgent appeal to Russia and Ukraine to They authorize experts to visit the complex in order to stabilize the situation and avoid a nuclear accident.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced support for the idea on Monday, saying “any attack on a nuclear power plant is a suicidal thing.”

A nuclear materials expert from Imperial College London said the Zaporizhzhia reactor is modern and housed inside a heavily reinforced steel and concrete building designed to protect against disasters.

“As such, I do not believe there would be a high probability of a breach in the containment building, even if it were accidentally hit by an explosive shell, and even less likely than the reactor itself. could be damaged,” Mark Wenman told the college’s Nuclear Energy Futures.

He also said that the spent fuel tanks at the complex, where the shells were allegedly hit, are solid and probably do not contain much spent fuel.

“While this may sound worrying and any combat at a nuclear site is illegal under international law, the likelihood of a serious nuclear release is still low,” he said.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Sunday’s attack caused a power surge and smoke, triggering an emergency shutdown. Firefighters extinguished the flames and plant personnel lowered the power of reactors No. 5 and No. 6 to 500 megawatts, he said.

And the head of the Ukrainian company operating the plant said all but one of the power lines connecting it to Ukraine’s energy system had been destroyed. Petro Kotin, head of Ukraine’s state-owned Eherhoatom, blamed Russian bombing and said a blackout would be “very dangerous for such a nuclear facility”.

As fighting continued on the front lines of the war, the United States pledged $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine on Monday. This would be the largest delivery to date of rockets, ammunition and other weapons directly from US Department of Defense stockpiles for Ukrainian forces.

The latest announcement brings total U.S. security assistance committed by the Biden administration to Ukraine to $9.1 billion since Russian troops invaded on Feb. 24.

Ukraine’s presidential office said the Russians had shelled seven Ukrainian regions in the past 24 hours, killing five people. Among the targets, he added, was Nikopol, a town just across the Dnieper from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Gas pipelines, plumbing and power lines were down there, leaving thousands of people without power.

Russian rockets and artillery also hit eight municipalities in the northern Sumy region on Monday, killing one person, authorities said.

Ukrainian forces struck Russian-held areas in the south, officials said, including the strategic Antonivskiy Bridge in the southern city of Kherson. A Russian military supply artery, the bridge has been closed in recent weeks due to earlier shelling. Plans to reopen on Wednesday have been scrapped, said Moscow-appointed deputy head of the Kherson region administration Kirill Stremousov.

Meanwhile, one of the ships that left Ukraine on Friday as part of a deal to unlock grain supplies and avert a global food crisis has arrived in Turkey, the first loaded ship to reach its destination. . The Polarnet, flying the Turkish flag, loaded with 12,000 tons of corn, docked at the port of Derince.

“This sends a message of hope to all families in the Middle East, Africa and Asia: Ukraine will not abandon you,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted. “If Russia fulfills its obligations, the ‘grain corridor’ will continue to maintain global food security.”

Twelve vessels have now been allowed to sail under the grain deal between Ukraine and Russia, which was brokered by Turkey and the United Nations – 10 outbound and two inbound. Some 322,000 tonnes of agricultural products left Ukrainian ports, mostly corn but also sunflower oil and soybeans.

Four ships that left Ukraine on Sunday were due to anchor near Istanbul on Monday evening for an inspection on Tuesday to ensure they are only carrying food.

The first freighter to leave Ukraine, the Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, which left Odessa on August 1, however, encountered a problem with the delivery. It was heading to Lebanon with 26,000 metric tonnes of maize for chicken feed, but the maize buyer in Lebanon refused to accept the shipment as it was delivered much later than its contract, said the Ukrainian Embassy in Beirut.

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Kareem Chehayeb in Beirut, Mehmet Guzel in Derince, Turkey, and Andrew Wilks in Istanbul contributed.

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Golden Triangle Theater finds new home in old church https://coltsneckfair.com/golden-triangle-theater-finds-new-home-in-old-church/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 22:38:05 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/golden-triangle-theater-finds-new-home-in-old-church/ The Golden Triangle Theater has found a new home in a familiar location, the former First Baptist Church building on Seventh Street North in downtown Columbus. The massive structure, built in 1908, had been on the market since 2005 before Vince Rapisarda bought it earlier this year. He was soon approached by the organization about […]]]>

The Golden Triangle Theater has found a new home in a familiar location, the former First Baptist Church building on Seventh Street North in downtown Columbus.

The massive structure, built in 1908, had been on the market since 2005 before Vince Rapisarda bought it earlier this year. He was soon approached by the organization about the potential use of some of the space.

“(The Golden Triangle Theatre) approached me a while ago about what they were doing and the fact that there was no theater in Columbus, and they knew I had the sanctuary as well as all kinds of office and classroom spaces,” Rapisarda said. “I was pretty excited when they first approached me.”

The Golden Triangle Theatre, although a relatively new group, is a non-profit organization formed to support and develop the arts in Columbus.

However, it was transient at first, which made it hard to really bite your teeth at first.

“The theater is really finishing its first year of existence, we formed in June of last year, and we were working, mainly, in a few places,” said Garrett Torbert, executive and artistic director of the organization. “We started at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation, in their center of activities, and then ended up, last spring, at the Columbus Arts Council, and we kind of created a little partnership with them.”

The theater offers many programs for adults and children in the community with the aim of promoting the arts and encouraging creativity, but the problems really arose when it began to grow rapidly.

“We had such a huge number of registrations in the spring compared to the fall when we had about 15, and in the spring we had about 57, so that was a huge increase,” Torbert said. “This summer we worked to decide on our next focus and how we wanted to continue to establish ourselves, and we thought the best way was to find a facility that would meet our needs as we want to grow and offer more. things.”

The organization has another inspiration for expansion, however, one that hits much closer to home.

“This summer we lost one of our instructors who really helped me get the program started,” said Torbert. “It really had a big impact on how we moved forward, and I think one of the things she would have wanted us to do was to keep going. So that’s what we’re doing.

The instructor was Tennille Komulainen, a teacher at Columbus Christian Academy who had a background in the performing arts, but didn’t have many outlets to explore those passions in the area, which led her to s involved in the theater organization, said Torbert.

“She had acting degrees, and I think coming on board really reignited a fire that she once had,” Torbert said.

Create a central place for the theater
The theater plans to start later this month, and the once empty halls of the church will be filled with the sounds of children and adults discovering their passions.

“We’ll start occupying the space this fall and we’ll use it for our weekly classes that we do, and then also we start offering more teaching opportunities, like music lessons,” Torbert said.

The theater and Rapisarda share a common goal, making the building a central location for the arts in the region.

“With the Golden Triangle moving in there, I think it’s a start, and we want to grow on what they’re doing,” Rapisarda said. “We would like to expand this beyond the Golden Triangle Theater Group. I wish I had more groups like this in this building.

“We have 81,000 square feet to bring people to this area,” he added.

The church sanctuary is where the performances will be staged. Courtesy picture

The shrine is a sight to behold.

While the stained glass windows and balconies fit the theme of the theater perfectly, the stage does not.

Thus, the stage will change to adapt to the theatrical aesthetic of the rest of the sanctuary, while allowing for performances to be held there. It will simply be a question of building a flat scene in place of the existing one.

With Rapisarda spearheading this aspect of the project, the theater began preparations for its next season.

Last year, the group mounted four stage productions.

This season, it will once again offer a full program of entertainment.

It will host a holiday showcase on December 9, which will include a local girls’ choir and a string band. Then in February, he will stage a production of “Annie” followed by “Sound of Music” in May.

The theater also plans to expand its base.

“We’re looking to reach a broader base, growing more in West Point and Starkville, in terms of our student base, and we’re getting that, so we’re really excited about that.”

It currently hosts 11 instructors/volunteers, but is always looking for more people who are passionate about the arts.

“We’re always looking to add, our aim is to be as inclusive as possible,” said Lindsay Clemons, chairman of the group’s board. “Anyone interested in the performing arts and theater arts, anyone who wants to help in any way, we welcome contributions of time, talent and of course financial contributions are always welcome.”

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Oak Fire: Community unites to replace Mariposa County couple’s beloved piano destroyed by flames https://coltsneckfair.com/oak-fire-community-unites-to-replace-mariposa-county-couples-beloved-piano-destroyed-by-flames/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 04:13:18 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/oak-fire-community-unites-to-replace-mariposa-county-couples-beloved-piano-destroyed-by-flames/ MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. — For Pastor John and his wife Sue, July 22 would be the last time they saw their Triangle Road home standing. That night they were forced to evacuate as the Oak Fire exploded in size. Eight days later, they returned to what would have been their 36-year-old home, reduced to rubble. […]]]>

MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. — For Pastor John and his wife Sue, July 22 would be the last time they saw their Triangle Road home standing.

That night they were forced to evacuate as the Oak Fire exploded in size.

Eight days later, they returned to what would have been their 36-year-old home, reduced to rubble.

“There are people who have lost everything and they are really hurting,” John said.

While browsing the property for the first time on Sunday, John and his son-in-law, Brian, found a sign of hope: a piano.

John had waited his whole life to get this piano, only to have had it for less than a year. Either way, he says that moment reminded him that the flames couldn’t take away his family.

The K. Kawai grand piano has helped create memories for generations. After learning it had been lost in the fire, relatives gathered to replace the prized possession.

Nina Baker and Mary Silva led the mission, but many others were involved.

After several failed attempts to track down the same piano, an impromptu trip to Gottschalks in Fresno would stun even the store clerk.

“I explained the story of John and Sue. His eyes got so big, his jaw dropped, he said you’re not going to believe it – we just had this exact piano,” Baker said. .

John was surprised with the piano on Monday at his daughter’s house.

John and Sue are overwhelmed with gratitude for the love they have received.

“We’ve been so loved, so supported by people we don’t know,” Sue said.

Nearly 130 families lost their homes in the Oak Fire. Resources remain available through Mariposa County Health & Human Services Agency.

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Symphony Of War Is A Perfect Steam Hit For Fire Emblem Fans https://coltsneckfair.com/symphony-of-war-is-a-perfect-steam-hit-for-fire-emblem-fans/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 20:40:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/symphony-of-war-is-a-perfect-steam-hit-for-fire-emblem-fans/ Screenshot: Dancing dragon games There was a bunch of Intriguing strategy RPGs this yearbut one of my favorites so far is symphony of war. It’s been climbing the charts on Steam for the past few months, and for good reason. From a distance it looks like another fire emblem counterfeit. Up close, it does enough […]]]>

Warriors prepare to fight in one of Symphony of War's tactical battles.

Screenshot: Dancing dragon games

There was a bunch of Intriguing strategy RPGs this yearbut one of my favorites so far is symphony of war. It’s been climbing the charts on Steam for the past few months, and for good reason. From a distance it looks like another fire emblem counterfeit. Up close, it does enough interesting things to stand on its own, and I definitely recommend you give it a try.

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga released quietly on Steam in June and was accumulate positive reviews from. Developed by an indie team called Dancing Dragon Games with a history of RPG Maker projects, it’s a trope-filled military drama about civil war and demonic threats. But you can practically ignore all of that. Beneath the predictable plot and airbrushed character portraits lies a deep strategy game that’s hard to put down. Personally, I think it’s even better in the strategy department that Triangle Strategy.

Make no mistake: symphony of war is old school. While new entries into the fire emblem series deepened visual novel elements and relationship mechanics, it focuses almost exclusively on renovating the nuts and bolts of classic grid-based battles. What works so well is that symphony of war nails the basics and also adds lots of new wrinkles for fans to dig (especially those who have also dug last years dark deity).

GIF: Dancing Dragon Games / Kotaku

The most important thing is that each individual unit represents an entire team made up of several types of fighters. Perhaps there are knights in front flanked by pikemen while wizards and archers rain down death from behind. When two units move next to each other and dash, a turn-based mini-skirmish ensues. The mages in the back cast fireballs and healing spells while the knights in the front deal melee damage. The fight takes place over two rounds, with the attackers getting the first round and the defending side the second. Some fighters can only attack on the first or second round, while others will occasionally get lucky in a bonus round. The action is easy to follow and also opens up a lot of room for customization.

Adding more subtle layers of complexity, unique fighter bonuses, and an expanded research tree. Mounted fighters can attack first without retaliation. Infantry provides defensive bonuses to nearby units. And archers can naturally attack from a distance without facing counterattacks. These and other stats can then be increased and amplified by researching new technologies. Rather than upgrading specific units, you increase the overall capabilities of your army.

A map shows where grid-based combat takes place in Symphony of War.

Screenshot: Dancing dragon games

In this way symphony of war sometimes forces you to think like a 4X Strategist while playing like a traditional JRPG enthusiast. Instead of customizing a single party and fighting in a dungeon, you build a small army of them and tackle an entire battlefield. Completing missions faster and capturing enemy units and buildings along the way earns you extra cash and points which can then be reinvested in equipping your various crews. A few innovative tweaks and the decades-old tactical JRPG formula feels fresh and modern again in 2022.

A few other games have also taken hybrid approaches to tactical RPGs recently. The iron oath and songs of conquest both come to mind. The first is a roguelike with fights that take place on a hexagonal grid. The latter also sports a hexagonal battlefield in service of map exploration and city building closer to a 4X game. They’re really promising games in their own right (and still in Early Access), but none are so focused on the depth of leveraging small advantages so that one group of animated sprites can wipe the floor with another.

symphony of war is far from a perfect package, but it delivers one of the meatiest and most innovative takes on the tactical RPG formula I’ve come across. in years.

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Devastating losses on the oak fire https://coltsneckfair.com/devastating-losses-on-the-oak-fire/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:08:18 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/devastating-losses-on-the-oak-fire/ MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has been burning in Mariposa County for a week. Firefighters report that 106 residences were destroyed. While many evacuations have been lifted and people are returning home, others have no home to return to. More are returning to their properties to find everything burned around their homes. A desert where they […]]]>

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has been burning in Mariposa County for a week. Firefighters report that 106 residences were destroyed. While many evacuations have been lifted and people are returning home, others have no home to return to. More are returning to their properties to find everything burned around their homes. A desert where they once had their own “slices of paradise” as one local described it.

The fire is managed under unified command between the CAL FIRE Unit Madera-Mariposa-Merced, the Sierra National Forestand the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department.

LOCAL OAK FIRE SERVICE CENTER: August 1 through August 3, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mariposa High School Gymnasium, 5074 Old Highway N, Mariposa, CA 95338. This is a multi-agency support center to provide assistance to ALL residents affected by Fire Oak.

OAK FIRE INFORMATION LINE – 844-668-3473

Current situation

Fire crews, along with cooperating agencies, are working around the clock to repopulate areas within the fire perimeter. There was minimal fire growth overnight and containment increased from 6% to 45%. The total area burned is now 19,208.

Teams continue to work around communities patrolling for hotspots and providing structure defense. Firefighters construct and improve the direct line of fire in extremely steep, uneven and difficult to access terrain. Persistent drought, extremely dry fuels and tree mortality remain factors contributing to the spread of fires. Damage inspection will continue until all areas of the fire have been assessed.

At the community meeting held last night in the Mariposa County High School auditorium, Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese assured residents that everything is being done to get them home as soon as possible. He wanted residents to know that their safety is the top priority for his team and the fire department. He also wanted the community to know that all homeowners who have lost their homes will be notified in person and addresses will be NOT be posted until everything has been assessed and notifications are complete.

Mariposa County Sheriff/Coroner Jeremy Briese

What many will experience, unfortunately, is what I would call utter devastation. –Mariposa County Sheriff/Coroner Jeremy Briese

Road closures

• Triangle Road from Hwy 140 to Darrah Rd including all secondary roads
• Jerseydale Rd including all secondary roads
• Silva Road from Van Ness Drive to Triangle Road
• Darrah Road from Deer Springs to Triangle Rd
• Carstens Road including all secondary roads

Evacuation orders

Evacuation orders are updated throughout the day as more areas open to residents. The most recent orders are available on the Evacuation map.

Oak Fire Public Information Card 7.29.2022

Firefighter Sergio Porras mops up hot spots while battling the Oak Fire in the Jerseydale community of Mariposa County, Calif., on Monday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

What we can expect

Fire managers expect minimal fire growth over the next 72 hours. Fire activity will be moderate and will continue to slowly crawl and smolder through the underbrush in most areas as crews continue to tend to hotspots and build direct fire lines. Helicopter crews will be on hand to coordinate with ground crews to keep the fire cool in areas that are currently uncontrolled.

USEFUL LINKS

Evacuation map

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Evacuation alerts

California Fire Incident Page

Inciweb incident page

Topographic map of Cal

Forest fire warning camera

Pacific, Gas and Electric (PG&E)

Drift Smoke/Air Quality Information

Mariposa County is recovering

Mariposa Community Foundation

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In “Fire of Love”, the story of a couple of scientists’ passion for volcanoes begins with their end https://coltsneckfair.com/in-fire-of-love-the-story-of-a-couple-of-scientists-passion-for-volcanoes-begins-with-their-end/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:05:31 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/in-fire-of-love-the-story-of-a-couple-of-scientists-passion-for-volcanoes-begins-with-their-end/ Keep you posted, Cultural Queue is an ongoing series of recommendations for books to read, movies to watch, and podcasts and music to listen to. CNN’s Sara Sidner interviewed Sara Dosa for the Amanpour program. See more from Amanpour here. How do you tell a story when the last chapter is common knowledge? You start […]]]>
Keep you posted, Cultural Queue is an ongoing series of recommendations for books to read, movies to watch, and podcasts and music to listen to.

CNN’s Sara Sidner interviewed Sara Dosa for the Amanpour program. See more from Amanpour here.

How do you tell a story when the last chapter is common knowledge? You start at the end.

“Fire of Love,” Sara Dosa’s moving documentary about husband-and-wife volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft, begins June 2, 1991, at Mount Unzen in Japan. The Kraffts, star scientists in their field, are seen in a playful mood in archival footage. But narrator Miranda July quickly pierces that. “Tomorrow will be their last day,” we are told via his voiceover. Unzen would erupt on June 3, killing the Kraffts along with 41 others in a pyroclastic flow. It’s such a definitive ending, there was no choice but to start there.

“We really didn’t want the audience to focus on how Katia and Maurice might die…instead, we hoped people would focus on how they lived,” the director told Sara Sidner in an interview. for CNN’s “Amanpour.”

“It’s a collage film that’s told through…their images, their photographs, their writings, and we wanted audiences to know first and foremost that what they’re watching is (what the Kraffts) left behind in passerby. So we had to acknowledge their death.”

Katia and Maurice Krafft, volcanologists and subjects of the documentary “Fire of Love”. Credit: Image’Est

The film includes excerpts from around 200 hours of footage taken by the couple for their own research and documentaries, as well as media interviews and excerpts from their books.

“Fire of Love” garnered near universal praise from critics, first at sun dance in January and ahead of the film’s release in the US and UK this summer. Armed with a 16mm video camera, French scientists have captured the intimate life of volcanoes from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Colombia to the United States. In vivid hues, rumbles and lava races, the rocks fly, those restless mounds full of sound and fury, grappling with their creative and destructive potential.

Working with editors Erin Casper and Jocelyne Chaput, Dosa harnesses the anthropomorphic qualities of volcano images to illustrate the Kraffts’ relationship to each other and to their subjects. “We like to think of the film as a love triangle between Maurice, Katia and the volcanoes,” she explained.

Katia and Maurice met in the 1960s through their common interest. Their personalities contrasted, Maurice gregarious and carefree, Katia more calm and observant; differences that impacted their fieldwork.

A still of "fire of love" with Katia and Maurice Krafft during an interview in their home in Alsace, France.

A still from “Fire of Love” featuring Katia and Maurice Krafft during an interview at their home in Alsace, France. Credit: IN A

In one scene, we see Katia unamused as her husband rows through a lake of sulfuric acid (and then faces more than three hours of paddling in a headwind to get back to shore). “It will kill me one day,” Maurice says of his work. Katia often tried to make sure that was not the case, even though she herself was hardly risk averse. In one of the documentary’s many eyebrow-raising scenes, she stands, calm and collected, on the edge of a crater while measuring a temperature of 1,200 Celsius (2,192 Fahrenheit).

Asked to describe their relationship by an interviewer, Maurice quips: “It’s volcanic — we often break out!”

“They had a conflict there,” Dosa said. “They were usually able to reconcile, because they knew it was so important to be in tune with each other, to support each other, if they wanted to pursue their ultimate love, which was close to erupting volcanoes. .”

The Kraffts knew how to leverage their daring activities to gain notoriety and funding to continue their research. their image-making was not a disinterested exercise. But it was to Dosa’s and ours’ benefit that the Kraffts were, in their words, so “fascinated, like a magnet, getting closer and closer” to danger.

“It’s really because of their love and their audacity, to be so close to capture these images, that we now have them in our film,” Dosa said. And although “they really died doing what they loved”, their legacy has saved many more deaths.

Krafft’s pictures of a pyroclastic flow in 1986, for example, was used in an educational video to help governments understand their dangers, the director explained, and a week after the couple died, its lessons were put into practice when Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines. “The video helped save many lives,” Dosa said.

“It’s quite tragic, but poetic.”

“Fire of Love” is in theaters in the US and will be released in the UK on July 29.

Add to Queue: Explorers Pushed to Their Limits

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ bestselling tale of his 1,350-mile crossing of Antarctica with Michael Stroud is a classic for a reason. Relentless, often heartbreaking, Fiennes details the gangrene, starvation and hypothermia they faced, as well as the extreme mental toll of the undertaking. Winston Churchill’s old epigram, “If you’re going through hell, keep going,” comes to mind.

Not all journeys are counted in miles, as Matt Wolf proves in his documentary about eight men and women quarantined inside the Biosphere 2 research facility between 1991 and 1993. The site in Arizona was designed to test if humans could live in deep space inside an enclosed space. eco-friendly system, growing and raising all their own food in a pressure cooker environment. The results were equally fascinating and disturbing.

In 1970, Japanese adventurer and “the godfather of extreme skiing“Yuichiro Miura attempted to descend Mount Everest on skis. He wasn’t alone – Miura’s team consisted of hundreds of porters and tons of equipment. Bruce Nyznik’s Oscar-winning documentary ponders the journey to the mountain and the lost lives quest for greatness.
Look: “In Hell” (2016)

Excerpts from Werner Herzog’s documentary will sound familiar to anyone who’s seen Sara Dosa’s “Fire of Love,” as both contain footage shot by the Kraffts. But the German director’s documentary has a broader focus, exploring active volcanoes from Ethiopia to North Korea with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer. They are a subject worthy of Herzog’s brand of poetic storytelling.

Journalist David Grann has launched his own expedition trying to uncover the whereabouts of lost explorer Percy Fawcett. The famous Brit disappeared in the Amazon in 1925, fate unknown, and Grann, fearless but not always prepared, enters the rainforest in search of answers in this New York Times bestseller. His investigation weaves together the backstory of Fawcett as well as the explorers who went in search of him. It has been adapted into a wonderful 2016 film by James Gray.
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Fire Safety on the Minds of Barnegat Light Taxpayers https://coltsneckfair.com/fire-safety-on-the-minds-of-barnegat-light-taxpayers/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 18:05:28 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/fire-safety-on-the-minds-of-barnegat-light-taxpayers/ DRILLING: Members of the Barnegat Light Taxpayers’ Association heard fire safety advice from a fire company official last week. (Above) Drills are regularly practiced at the fire company, beneficial to seasoned members and new members alike. (Photo by Bob Birdsall) The July sizzle provided an opportunity to discuss fire safety and some common — but […]]]>

DRILLING: Members of the Barnegat Light Taxpayers’ Association heard fire safety advice from a fire company official last week. (Above) Drills are regularly practiced at the fire company, beneficial to seasoned members and new members alike. (Photo by Bob Birdsall)

The July sizzle provided an opportunity to discuss fire safety and some common — but not always realized by residents — causes of shoreline fires.

The topic of the requested presentation at the July 23 meeting of the Barnegat Light Taxpayers Association was “Fire! Fire! Fire! What can we do to prevent it and what to do if it happens. Barnegat Light Volunteer Fire Co. engineer and building inspector for 22 years, Ed Aras, spoke in the town where towering flames from an April 15 house fire still lingered in homeowners’ minds.

“This subject was suggested to us by a number of residents following the devastating Good Friday house fire,” said BLTA President Rich Brodman, speaking of the three-alarm fire that destroyed the house at 507 Central Ave. Fortunately, the blaze caused no injuries.

Aras began by emphasizing how vital “self-help” is to the all-volunteer teams in the LBI area, as he addressed an audience many of whom come from cities where the teams are paid.

“When I turned around and needed help, while I was running the second engine with another man, we turned around and there were six guys on the street in Surf City who said: ‘What can we do, captain?’ I said I wasn’t the captain, but…we put the fire out in no time, probably about an hour and a half, which wasn’t bad considering the situation.

Staff from the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office were “here for 3 1/2 hours after the fire was declared out,” Aras said. “To my knowledge, they have not been able to determine the cause of the fire. I hate to tell you this, but sometimes it happens.

Experts told students that “you don’t always find a cause.”

With that, the stage was set for an overview of causes and reactions.

“Some of the things we seem to forget about are grilling,” Aras began. “I have witnessed a number of these fires in my career; It’s not funny. You’re too close to home. Or you’re too close to the ceiling – “oh, it’s raining outside; we’ll just shove it in the garage.

His answer to this mistaken assumption is “No, no, no, no, no! The heat radiates and rises, and it will start burning down your house before you know it. The vinyl siding will melt in a flash.

He recalled that about two years ago in High Bar Harbor a gas grill fire broke out, ironically a block from where the chef lived. “The grill was against the house. The wind was blowing northwest. And it just radiated heat and destroyed the whole side of the house. I can’t stress enough that you need to keep your fires going,’ he said, also speaking about smokers.

Flammable liquids can be a problem when stored to fuel lawn mowers, weeders and hedge trimmers. Common practice often does not mesh with security practices.

“Where do you put them? In the garage. Where is our oven? In the garage. Well, you have to separate them from the heat source.

“One of the things they teach you in fire school is called the ‘fire triangle’. A fire triangle is made up of three elements: heat, oxygen and fuel. If you knock one of those things, there is no fire.

The chemicals that carpenters use for finishing are flammable. Aras said they should be kept not only away from a heat source, but also perhaps in a shed in a specially designed cabinet.

“Stop by the fire station on a Sunday and I’ll show you around the fire station and show you everything we have.”

This was the part of the conference that led to information about fire extinguishers. Aras said to never hesitate to call 911 in an emergency.

You better call us than try to fight a fire yourself.

But he added that the owner of a fire extinguisher should also know how to use it effectively by reading the instructions or asking questions, just as home fire drills are important.

“If you’re going to use it, keep it close to leaving the house,” Aras added. “Because sometimes a fire can get away from you in a second.”

The recommended technique is to hit the “base of the fire” with the extinguisher. “It knocks him down.”

“If there’s a fire and there’s smoke and whatever, get out,” Aras spoke of an advisory, “and you close the door behind you. Closing the door eliminates some of that air, oxygen from the triangle of fire. Fire runs wherever it wants to go. It knows no boundaries and it will burn anything and everything, including Sheetrock, believe it or not.

In the case of kiln fires, the fuel intensifies the urgency even more.

“What’s the first thing you do? Close the oven door and get out,” Aras pointed out. “And when you go out, call 911.”

Smoke detector batteries should be checked as recommended. “If you have the new ones, what you should do is get a stick and go around every month and press the button so you can hear each one of these works.”

He also said, “If your detectors are 10 years old or older, they can be hardwired, but you have to change the batteries; they are interconnected. You may have one that goes bad, so if you have to change them, you have to change them all. So you buy the new ones. The wiring system is still there.

As for keeping too many old newspapers and magazines lying around, the firefighter said “it’s not a good idea”. He said, “It’s fuel. If you start saving a lot of newspapers and magazines and things like that, it just increases the heat load inside the house in the event of a fire.

He reminded that gas fireplaces and furnaces must be cleaned once a year and oil furnaces must be cleaned. For the small price, “it’s a saving grace.”

“The other thing you should look at is the dryer vent and what’s in there,” Aras posed. An example of Boy Scouts effectively illustrated.

“The best thing we ever had to start a fire, when my son was in the scouts, we used to take this stuffed animal, crayons and wax paper, and we would put that together in a bundle and put it in their backpack. When they wanted to light a fire, they just had to light it, and it goes up like that. You can imagine what these lint will do in your dryer vent.

“The suggestion is that you get someone professional to clean this pipe. If it was installed more than 10 years ago, you might want to consider replacing it,” he added , explaining that older vent sections might have screws inside that could snag lint.

National recommendations suggest cleaning forced-air heating ducts every three years, he said.

Parking a car in a garage after it has been running can be another hazard, officials say.

“It’s hot and you have all these other things lying around. It takes time for a car to cool down. You better leave it outside,’ he said, a statement that’s more apt today than it was in our parents’ days, when car paint wasn’t as tough. to the elements.

Electric cars ended the conversation, and Aras chose his words carefully.

” They are wonderful ; you can’t hear them, but you can definitely see them if there’s a fire. These batteries will burn; there is no doubt.

“I’ve seen pictures and read a number of articles in publications about fires – last year around this time they had a really big article about the fire in a Tesla; it was like three or four years. It took 38,000 gallons of water to put out that fire. They were there for over eight hours. You have to be careful with those cars and their charging units.

A charging outlet should be placed outside the home, not inside, in case of fire, he said. This led to a summary that could relate to many elements of the home: “Maintaining all this equipment is the most important thing to prevent fires.”

— Maria Scandal

mariascandale@thesandpaper.net

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Disaster Risk Reduction, Every Nigerian’s Business – Gwarzo https://coltsneckfair.com/disaster-risk-reduction-every-nigerians-business-gwarzo/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 02:57:14 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/disaster-risk-reduction-every-nigerians-business-gwarzo/ The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, said disaster risk reduction is a collective enterprise of all citizens of the country. He made the remarks during the in-house fire awareness/prevention training program organized by the Ministry’s Humanitarian Affairs Department, for its senior managers, held […]]]>

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, said disaster risk reduction is a collective enterprise of all citizens of the country.

He made the remarks during the in-house fire awareness/prevention training program organized by the Ministry’s Humanitarian Affairs Department, for its senior managers, held at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja.

Represented by the Director of the Humanitarian Affairs Department, Alhaji Ali Grema, the Permanent Secretary said the drill and the internal fire drill were organized by the department in conjunction with the Federal Fire Service as part of the responsibility of the Department of Humanitarian Affairs to raise awareness about mitigation. and disaster risk reduction in the workplace.

The permanent secretary emphasized fire safety awareness campaigns, saying this will help prevent loss of life and property from fire hazards.
“It helps in identifying basic fire equipment and types or classes of fires as well as identifying escape/escape routes, methods of storing flammable objects in homes and places of work, and assistance in case of fire.”

“It should be recalled that Nigeria has experienced numerous fire hazards in homes and workplaces, putting thousands of people at risk of loss of life and property. The demonstrations on the use of various fire equipment fire will be useful in an emergency to mitigate risks/disasters,” he added.

The resource person, Fire Superintendent Manu Sunday, guided the participants through the theoretical and practical sections.

He said the objective of the training is to familiarize participants with the different classes of fire, extinguishing fires, types of extinguishers and their uses.

He said that for a fire to occur, certain elements must be present in the right proportion, such as heat, oxygen and fuel (the fire triangle) and extinguishing a fire depends on the Fire cause and fire extinguishing methods include starvation, smoldering, cooling, and inhibition.

He said firefighting equipment includes passive and active protection.

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Oak Fire in Mariposa County has burned 1,300 acres – CBS Sacramento https://coltsneckfair.com/oak-fire-in-mariposa-county-has-burned-1300-acres-cbs-sacramento/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 01:16:50 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/oak-fire-in-mariposa-county-has-burned-1300-acres-cbs-sacramento/ Push ahead to quickly repair damaged roads in Yellowstone National ParkThere is urgent pressure to repair roads damaged by flooding last month caused by global warming. 7 hours ago 1 dead, 1 injured as shooting erupts during music video production in FairfieldOne person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Friday night in […]]]>

Push ahead to quickly repair damaged roads in Yellowstone National ParkThere is urgent pressure to repair roads damaged by flooding last month caused by global warming.

1 dead, 1 injured as shooting erupts during music video production in FairfieldOne person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Friday night in Fairfield. The police have yet to release any suspicious information.

Oak Fire evacuees speak outThe Oak Fire erupted overnight and closed a main road to Yosemite National Park. The latest threat came just two weeks after the Washburn Fire approached giant sequoias. Some people who were evacuated spoke about their experiences.

Shortage of infant formula could get worseAbbott remains one of four companies in the United States that supplies 70% of the nation’s formula.

Fire At Large Sacramento Home A Challenge For FirefightersThe layout of the house, which was unique, made it difficult for teams to trace the source of the flames.

Oakland ice cream shop owners ponder future after devastating robberyThe owners of a longtime ice cream shop in Oakland are now focused on rebuilding after a group of people crashed a car into their store, ransacked the place and stole their ATM. Reports by Max Darrow.

Monkeypox declared a public health emergency of international concern by WHOThe World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The decision was announced on Saturday morning after the WHO convened its second emergency committee on the matter on Thursday.

Hit-and-run driver involved in fatal Sacramento crash arrestedThe suspect was identified as a 29-year-old man from Sacramento. He was arrested three hours after the accident.

How are local firefighters helping to fight the oak fire?Sac Metro Fire sent a response team to the Oak Fire with the necessary equipment to get into urban settings and provide assistance, if needed.

Crash sends car into pedestrians, killing 1 personThe SUV was heading south on Stockton Boulevard when it hit a car, knocking it onto the sidewalk and into three pedestrians. The driver fled, triggering a manhunt.

Saturday Night Forecast – 7/23/22We are looking at temperatures reaching the mid 90s in the valley on Sunday. The foothills will experience temperatures in the 90s, reports Jordan Segundo.

Sacramento area firefighters head to Oak FireSome firefighters from our area left to fight the fire. Others are ready to go. Those who leave will be out for 14 days in a row.

Fires are burning in our areaTwo fires burned in the Sacramento area Saturday: One was a house fire in Old Sacramento and the other was in a field in West Sacramento.

Oak Fire reaches 11,900 acres, 10 structures destroyedThe Oak Fire in Mariposa County has exploded in size. Containment remains at 0% as Governor Newsom declares the fire a disaster.

Sacramento hit-and-run accident kills 1, injures 2Three people were struck by a driver who the CHP said was speeding down Stockton Boulevard, hit a vehicle and then struck pedestrians.

Fire burns home on Marmith Avenue in SacramentoFirefighters say a fire burned through a large home in Sacramento on Saturday (7/23/22).

Investigating Wage Theft: You May Be A Victim Without Even Knowing ItWage theft is a crime that has cost California workers an estimated $2 billion a year. You can be a victim without even knowing it. In conjunction with CalMatters, a nonprofit, nonpartisan political newsroom, we are investigating wage theft in California. We want to help you determine if you are a victim and how to get your money back.

‘I just knew something was wrong’: Kristin Smart Murder Trials wraps up first week with Smart’s dad and friendThe first week of Kristin Smart’s murder trial at the Monterey County Superior Courthouse ended Friday with a tense scene, at times, between the defense and Smart’s father. Twenty-six years ago, the 19-year-old California Polytechnic student and Stockton native went missing, and prosecutors say Paul killed Kristin and her father, Ruben, helping her hide his body .

Hundreds of police conduct complaints in Sacramento turned out to be trueThe 2021 annual reports show that hundreds of Sacramento police conduct complaints were found to be founded.

Week 2 of the California Stare Fair included more security and fewer minersState Fair officials say there have only been two arrests so far and no major issues.

Monkeypox: Concern is growing, more cases in children under 8 could be seen in the futureCases of monkeypox continue to grow in the Sacramento area and surrounding areas.

California Homeless Union demands answers after saying Union Pacific railroad expansion could displace up to 2,000 peopleThe California Homeless Union is demanding answers after saying the proposed Union Pacific rail expansion could move up to 2,000 people along the tracks. Union calls the city of Sacramento and Union Pacific after the railroad agency warns of upcoming sweeps. The agency will remove the homeless to make way for a rail expansion project. The problem is that the shelters in the city are full and the displaced people have nowhere to go.

Oak Fire Update: Unconfirmed Reports Say The Fire Has Been Mapped Over 4,300 AcresThe fast moving oak fire continues to burn into the night.

Oak Fire in Mariposa County burned 1,300 acresThe Oak Fire in Mariposa County southwest of Yosemite has burned 1,300 acres. Evacuations have been issued for Carstens Rd, Buckingham Mt. Rd, Plumbar Creek Rd, Triangle from 140 to Darrah to Darrah and Jerseydale and all secondary roads.

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Smoldering Beirut port silo at risk of collapse amid fire https://coltsneckfair.com/smoldering-beirut-port-silo-at-risk-of-collapse-amid-fire/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 11:55:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/smoldering-beirut-port-silo-at-risk-of-collapse-amid-fire/ BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister warned on Friday that the ruin of a huge grain silo is at risk of collapsing due to an ongoing fire that is spreading amid the summer heat at the port of Beirut where a Devastating explosion two years ago tore through the Mediterranean city. A fire in the […]]]>

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister warned on Friday that the ruin of a huge grain silo is at risk of collapsing due to an ongoing fire that is spreading amid the summer heat at the port of Beirut where a Devastating explosion two years ago tore through the Mediterranean city.

A fire in the structure has been smoldering for two weeks due to the fermentation of 800 tonnes of grain inside during hot weather. The government said the blaze spread after flames reached nearby power cables.

The fire and the dramatic sight of the smoldering, partially blackened silo brings back memories and, in some cases, trauma for survivors of the gigantic explosion that tore through the port two years ago. Experts say part of the structure is leaning and in danger of tipping over.

Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who oversees a caretaker government, ordered firefighters and civil defense volunteers to stand down on Friday for their safety. Civil Defense volunteer Youssef Mallah told The Associated Press that they were still at the port, but had been ordered to stay away from the silo.

The August 2020 explosion was caused by hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers, which had been improperly stored for years in the port warehouse.

The tall structure withstood the force, effectively protecting the western part of Beirut from the blast that killed more than 200 people, injured more than 6,000 and badly damaged entire neighborhoods.

The government said experts had warned that trying to put out the fire with water could make it worse due to the humidity, but the Home Secretary on Thursday ordered firefighters to try to contain the fire. fire with water anyway. Over the weekend, the Lebanese army sent a helicopter to also try to put out the fire with water.

Another minister warned last week that the situation at the port was “delicate and complicated”, and warned of a collapse.

Emmanuel Durand, a French civil engineer who volunteered for the government-mandated team of experts, said the north block of the silo was “on the way to catastrophic failure” and a collapse was inevitable at this point. He told the AP that the grain fire cannot be extinguished by water, which actually fuels the fermentation process and can cause the silo to tip over more quickly.

Durand, who is based in Switzerland, has been monitoring the silo for two years via sensors and sending warnings to the government. The silo which tilted at no more than 0.5 millimeters per day two weeks ago is now moving at the “cruising speed” of 2 millimeters per hour, he said.

Earlier this year, the Lebanese government decided to demolish the silo, but was forced to suspend the decision following protests from the families of the victims and survivors of the explosion, who have yet to see justice served. They argue that the silo may contain evidence useful for a forensic investigation. Some also say the silo should serve as a memorial for the tragic incident.

The forensic investigation revealed that various government officials were aware of the hazardous substance which had been stored at the port for years, but took no meaningful action to remove or dispose of it. No one responsible has yet been convicted.

The people involved filed a complaint against the judge in charge of the investigation. A rally organized by the Hezbollah group against the judge leading the investigation proved deadly last year, killing six and injuring dozens.

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