Temperatures are dropping quickly and winter is here to stay. A serious issue that all homeowners should be aware of is the risk of frozen pipes. The damages from frozen pipes can rack up to thousands of dollars in repairs to the pipes and property. Broadley’s is here to remind you of these simple steps to take, ensuring a safe winter season.Insulate Water PipesThe insulation will slow down the cold’s effect to the pipes, but does not necessarily prevent freezing.Disconnect Garden HosesIf there is water in the hose, it can freeze and eventually make its way through the spigot and into your pipes. To maintain the lifespan of your hose, move them indoors for the winter.Know Common Frozen Pipe LocationsAs mentioned earlier, insulate these pipes in particular and keep an eye on them throughout the winter when temperatures drop below 32° F.Keep Thermostats No Lower Than 55° FEven if you leave the house for a few days, make sure temperatures are at least 55° F. Frozen pipes often happen while people are on vacation and forget the house needs to remain somewhat heated.Turn Water Off When AwayIf you plan to go away for a few days, turn off your main water supply and make sure all facets are drained.Keep Certain Doors and Windows ClosedIf your water supply is in your garage, make sure to keep the doors closed as much as possible. It is also recommended to keep windows located near pipes closed and to close open-air vents to prevent wind drafts during very low temperatures.Open Cabinet DoorsWhen temperatures drop below 32° F, it is recommended you leave cabinet doors open that are located below sinks so that the heat from your home can warm the pipes.Consider a Wi-Fi ThermostatNot only does owning a Wi-Fi thermostat make your life easier and more comfortable, allowing you to stay in bed while you heat the home or to have your home heated before you return from vacation, but it can save you from the nightmare of frozen or busted pipes. Broadley’s recommends brands such as Nest, Honeywell or Ecobee. Call them for installs or to learn more about each!If you find yourself in a situation with frozen or busted pipes, and are unsure how to handle it, give Broadley’s a call at (609) 390-3907. Remember, if your pipes do burst, make sure to turn off your water right away!
Kim Collins He has been an icon of sprinting for more than two decades and now Kim Collins, the 2003 100-meters world champion, is planning to hang up his spikes at the end of this summer’s IAAF World Championships in London, England.Collins, who turns 41 in April, is the oldest man to ever win a World Championship 100 meters medal. He has won five medals in 10 appearances at World Championships.Collins is testimony to the statement that one gets better as one gets older as his times kept imrtpoving with age. His personal best time of 9.93s was set in 2016 at the age of 40. But, after suffering a series of injuries prior to the Olympic Games in Rio last summer, and during this past indoor season, the enigmatic Collins has decided that the time has come to call an end to his athletics career.“I think London will be my last. My oldest son now is 19. The kids are growing. But it’s been great for the younger generation as it shows that if you take care of your body, you can have a long-lasting career. I’m making sure my body is healthy, I’m eating right and getting a lot stronger in the gym which many years ago I didn’t do. My body is getting a lot stronger and more flexible which helps me perform to the best of my ability and not get injured,” Collins saidCollins first competed at the World Champions in Gotenberg in 1995 as a member of his country’s relay squad. However, his recollection of Athens in 1997 were not so memorable. “In ’97 when I came back I had a small injury. I ended up running 21 seconds for the 100m. It’s the slowest 100m ever run!,” he said. read more
Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share Submit Expanding industry social responsibility provisions, the Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato – AAMS, Italy’s lead regulatory body for gambling/betting services has launched it’s consumer ‘Unique Self Exclusion Registry’ (self-exclusion programme).The programme forms part of the ‘Digital Gaming Observatory’ research foundation, supervised by the Politecnico di Milano (Milan Technology University) and is further supported by Italian state financial auditor SOGEI.The industry-wide programme will allow vulnerable Italian betting/gaming consumers to ‘self-exclude’ from gambling services and promotions, with any licensed operator.Adhering to safe-gambling policy, the operator must immediately close the player’s account and further register the consumer’s details with the self-exclusion registry.The registry will allow players to self-exclude for a fixed period or indefinitely, however, for extreme problem gambling cases monitoring bodies can request a full six-month exclusion for most vulnerable users.The self-exclusion programme will cover all Italian gambling operators and their existing verticals, forming part of the government’s ongoing initiatives to modernise the Italian gambling framework for modern consumers.With Italian gambling sector revenues surpassing the €1.3 billion in 2017, industry stakeholders have urged the government to modernise regulatory provisions, in order to maintain a sustainable marketplace.Prior to the launch of the self-exclusion registry, Italy’s Gaming Observatory had warned the AAMS of the growing popularity of betting services among younger consumers (18-25), primarily utilising mobile betting/gambling services.The Observatory had warned industry stakeholders of imbalanced safer gambling provisions and messaging which were targeting Italy’s older gambling consumers demographics, with little impact amongst younger audiences.__________________ Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 read more