Two motorists who were seemingly intoxicated escaped unhurt on Sunday afternoon after they collided with each other on the Plaisance Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).They were reportedly drag-racing when the accident occurred.The two motor vehicles PSS 2303 and PJJ 1617 collided just after 16:00h.Guyana Times was told that as a result of the speed, both men lost control of their motor cars and crashed into each other. As a result of the collision, the two vehicles were badly damaged. The men were taken into Police custody, as an investigation was launched.
Story Links Rio Rematches Fields Print Friendly Version Rio Rematches Start List DES MOINES, Iowa – Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, has announced the finalized fields for the Rio Olympic Rematch events at the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The final fields include the addition of Urbandale, Iowa, native and current Missouri standout Karissa Schweizer to the women’s 1,500 meters.Schweizer will race against a pair of Iowa Olympians in 2016 bronze medalist Jenny Simpson and Shelby Houlihan as part of a field that includes six Olympians.The Rio Olympic Rematch events now feature 68 Olympians that have won a total of 30 Olympic medals. Those events begin Friday at 5:45 p.m. with the women’s pole vault. Seven total Rio Olympic Rematch events will be staged on Friday as part of Hy-Vee Night at the Drake Relays followed by seven more on Saturday.Boldon also announced that Purdue’s Devynne Charlton, a Bahamian national, has been added to the women’s 100-meter hurdles field. There she will face world record holder Keni Harrison, Olympic bronze medalist Kristi Castlin and two-time Olympic medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson.”One of the exciting features of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee is that our fans get the unique opportunity to see the future stars of the sport compete alongside the world’s best right here in Des Moines,” Boldon said. “Devynne Charlton is an exciting addition to a world-class 100-meter hurdles field and Karissa has earned the opportunity to compete alongside fellow Iowans Jenny Simpson and Shelby Houlihan. They are rising stars in the sport and we’re thrilled to give our fans the chance to see them compete on a big stage.”
Hot water outputThe hot water delivery from these and all tankless water heaters depends on the temperature rise. The smaller, 100,000 Btu/hour models provide about 3.8 gpm at a 50°F temperature rise, but only 2.1 gpm at a 90°F rise. The largest Eternal Hybrid provides 7.6 gpm at a 50°F temperature rise and 4.2 gpm at a 90°F temperature rise — which should be plenty for two or three simultaneous showers. CostAs with most other tankless water heaters, cost is the Achilles heel. Prices of the A.O. Smith NEXT Hybrid are typically in the $1,800 to $2,000 range (not including installation), and I think the Eternal Hybrids are even more expensive. For the larger Eternal Hybrid models, there may also be the added cost of running 3/4” gas lines, instead of more typical 1/2”.Yes, they appear to have some performance advantages over conventional tankless water heaters, but whether they will make economic sense over conventional gas storage water heaters will depend on the situation and usage habits. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. He also recently created the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Various sizesThe A.O. Smith NEXT Hybrid has a maximum gas input of 100,000 Btu/hour, which the company claims is enough to provide a “first-hour rating” of 189 gallons. (See last week’s blog for more on water heating ratings.)The Eternal Hybrid is available in three sizes with maximum gas inputs of 100,000, 145,000, or 195,000 Btu/hour. The minimum gas input is 16,000 Btu/hour for the smallest model and 26,000 Btu/hour for the other two. The largest of these models, the GU195, is available for modulating installations in which up to eight units are installed together for commercial applications.The A.O. Smith NEXT Hybrid and the smallest Eternal Hybrid can be supplied with the 1/2-inch gas line; the larger Eternal Hybrid models require 3/4-inch gas lines. In last week’s blog I compared tankless and storage water heaters and explained why tankless water heaters often don’t make that much sense.This week I’ll describe a newer type of water heater that has some features of both storage and tankless designs and solves several problems that are common with tankless models. While these are referred to as hybrid water heaters, they are quite different from heat-pump water heaters, which are also often referred to as hybrid. I’ll cover heat-pump water heaters next week. High efficiency, condensing technologyBoth the A.O. Smith NEXT Hybrid and Eternal Hybrid use condensing combustion technology to exceed 90% efficiency. Grand Hall claims up to 98% efficiency with the Eternal Hybrid. The flue gases are cool enough that they are vented through a side wall using PVC or ABS plastic pipe. In fact, due to the acidic condensate, these water heaters should not be vented into a masonry chimney.Like other advanced, state-of-the-art tankless water heaters, both products have electronic ignition rather than a standing pilot light. Some storage but also continuous hot waterAs far as I can tell, the hybrid water heater was invented in 2006 by a relatively small company, Grand Hall USA of Garland, Texas, a company that also makes barbeque grills. Grand Hall’s Eternal Hybrid water heater defined this product type.In 2010, the nation’s largest water heater manufacturer, A.O. Smith followed suit with their NEXT Hybrid, which the company has been promoting fairly actively.Both are gas-fired tankless water heaters that have a small buffer tank, which is kept hot. The Eternal Hybrid has a two-gallon tank; the A.O. Smith NEXT Hybrid tank is probably about the same size, though the company doesn’t divulge the specifics.There are two advantages of the buffer tank: first, it eliminates the so-called “cold water sandwich” problem in which someone taking a shower may suddenly get a shot of cold water from a standard tankless water heater; and second, it allows hot water to be delivered with even tiny loads, as might be delivered in a low-flow bathroom faucet. (With most tankless water heaters the burner isn’t activated unless the hot water flow exceeds 0.5 or 0.6 gallons per minute.) Like other tankless water heaters, its small size is another big benefit.
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Still, it’s only one loss just four games into the season and De Jesus wants his team to put the defeat behind and bounce back immediately.“I told them that they have to bounce back and it’s important that we won’t let any team beat us again,” said De Jesus. “Our first goal is to bounce back, we shouldn’t think about the championship at this point and instead we should find a way to recover from this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ramil de Jesus. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—De La Salle’s unbeaten run came to an end when it suffered an upset loss to University of the Philippines in five sets, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Lady Spikers head coach Ramil De Jesus said the setback wasn’t much attributed to their opponents’ superior skills but to the Lady Maroons’ better team chemistry.ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES UST star Milena Alessandrini feared to have suffered partially torn ACL 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash “It came to a point that our opponents showed their cohesiveness on the floor because there are times when we’ll receive easy balls but it would end up being a point for UP because we lacked communication on the floor,” said De Jesus in Filipino.The loss meant the Lady Spikers now have to share the top spot with the Lady Maroons with identical 3-1 records.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDe Jesus added that his team also failed take advantage of opportunities.“We were in good situations but we couldn’t capitalize, and we have to fix that,” said De Jesus. “This was also the first time this season that my players encountered an opponent that wanted to badly beat us. That was one of factors, UP wanted the win more than us.” Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments