8 energy-saving tips for spring

first_img 66SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The weather is warming. Wildflowers are blooming. Trees are sprouting new leaves, and people are swapping coats and scarves for shorts and colorful dresses.There’s no doubt about it – spring is in the air. And with a new season comes a new opportunity to re-evaluate your home-energy usage and prepare for warmer months. To help kick off your eco-friendly home makeover, here are eight tips to curb your energy use and ultimately save you money this spring.Give your AC a tuneup. When the temperature starts rising, air conditioners start working overtime. Give your AC a tuneup early to ensure it runs efficiently, economically and safely throughout the season. When servicing your AC, you should replace your filters, check your refrigerant levels, and clean your evaporator coils. You may want to schedule an inspection and maintenance visit from a certified HVAC technician, who can make sure your system is up to speed and catch problems before they become major expenses. Routine maintenance can reduce your AC’s energy consumption by 15 percent. continue reading »last_img read more

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Ved Aditya clinches double crown in Anup Lahoty Memorial Tennis Championship

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Ved Aditya Kalita of India Club clinched double crown in 21st India Club open Anup Lahoty Memorial Tennis Championship 2019 which concluded at the India club premises today. In the closing ceremony Abani Baruah and Biswadeep Bora, President and Secretary General of India Club, former player Shankar Datta Lahkar, Anupam Chowdhury and Bijon Choudhuri gave away the prizes to the winners and runners up. Roushni Bhardwaj and Parthiv Kalita were adjudged most promising players in girls and boys section respectively.Final Results- Girls under 14 years: Tanishqa Patar defeated Namrata Das (6-2, (1-6), 6-2). Girls under 18 years: Ishika Chakma defeated Tania Kumari (6-0, 6-0). Boys under 12 years: Ved Aditya Kalita defeated Aryan Bora (7-6(7-5), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4).Boy’s under 14 years: Ved Aditya Kalita defeated Pritam Baruah (7-6(7-4), 6-4). Boy’s under 18 years: Tushar Paul defeated Arunesh Bora (6-3, 6-4). Gentlemen’s Doubles: Tutu Thapa and Sudhansu Mahanti defeated Manash Kuli and Bedabrata Mohan (6-4,6-3).Senior Gentlemen’s doubles (Above 35 Years):Shiv Kumar Prajapati and Rajesh Baruah Defeated Ashish Agarwala and Rajeeb Kumar Bora (9-2). Mixed doubles (Above 35 Years): Priyanuj Dutta Lahkar and Runumee Das defeated Deepjyoti Baruah and Sunumoni Barkataky (9-2). Gentlemen’s Veteran doubles (Above 45 Years): Subhashis Dutta Gupta and Suresh Sadda defeated Subhash Kalita and Bulbul Das (8-5).Gentlemen’s Veteran doubles (Above 55 Years): Diganta Thakur and Nabarun Saikia defeated Partha Dowarah and Raktim Phukan (9-3).Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

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McGUINNESS STILL UNDECIDED AS HE OUTLINES HIS CHAMPIONSHIP CONCERNS

first_imgJim McGuinness has outlined the conditions which he needs in place if he is to continue as Donegal GAA manager.Jim McGuinness is concerned about the fall-out between senior players during the club championship.The Glenties man met with three members of the officer board last Saturday who in turn put forward his case when the Donegal County Board met last night.Top of the list is the issue over the hosting of championship games in the run up to the All-Ireland senior championships. The board took on McGuinness’ concerns which they have agreed to discuss in much more detail.A statement from the board issued this morning said “It was the unanimous view of Coiste Bainistiochta CLG Dhun na nGall at their meeting on Monday August 26th that Jim McGuinness would remain as senior football team manager for 2014.
Further discussions will take place in due course.”McGuinness was not at the meeting as he was in Glasgow with Celtic where he works from Monday through until Thursday.However a source revealed that the board understands Jim’s concerns – especially around the issue of senior players “Jim’s main concern is the holding of the club championship in the run-up to the All-Ireland championship.“You have a situation now where senior players are competing against eachother during club games and they are full-blooded affairs.“It is difficult to ask players then to be best friends and sit beside eachother the following Tuesday at senior county training.“Other counties cannot understand why we are playing senior championship with so many senior players involved in the run-up to the All-Ireland,” said the source.The case of both Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher, who both picked up injuries in club games, were cited by the source. But the source added “We have to get the clubs to buy into the system. Perhaps we can play a couple of rounds and then park the championship until such time as the county exits the All-Ireland.“That is an option but we will have to examine the overall situation.”Although McGuinness has yet to commit himself to the final year of his four year contract, it is understood that if he receives the assurances he is seeking he will commit.There is no deadline for him to commit. He did meet with his panel last Saturday morning where he received their unanimous backing if he decides to stay on for the final year of his contract.“The ball is in Jim’s court. He has received the full backing of the county board and it is his decision.“Thankfully there is no pressure on him to make a decision quickly. We still have a lot to discuss but the clubs must also be part of this process,” said the source.McGUINNESS STILL UNDECIDED AS HE OUTLINES HIS CHAMPIONSHIP CONCERNS was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal county boardJim McGuinnessManagerlast_img read more

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