Rob Hess/ABC News(BROOKLYN, Iowa) — It’s been 10 days since 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts mysteriously vanished in a rural Iowa town, but investigators say they haven’t given up hope that they will find her alive.“At this point, we don’t know her exact whereabouts but we continue to look. We are hopeful that she is still alive and so we will continue to think that way until told otherwise,” Richard Rahn, special agent in charge of the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation, told ABC News on Friday night.“We’re doing everything we can to locate her and track her down,” he added.Tibbetts, a rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, went for a jog the evening of July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa, a close-knit farming community of about 1,500 people where she is staying with her boyfriend for the summer. She never returned.She was reported missing the following day when she didn’t turn up for work.“That is so out of Mollie’s character, one, not to show up for work, two, not to let her employer know, and, three, boyfriend, myself and her brother — just no one was notified that she didn’t go to work,” Tibbetts’ mother, Laura Calderwood, told ABC News in an exclusive interview Friday.Tibbetts’ boyfriend, 20-year-old Dalton Jack, told ABC News he last saw his girlfriend July 16. The next day, he traveled to the city of Dubuque, Iowa, for his work at a construction company.He said she stayed at his Brooklyn house alone and watched his dogs. Going for an evening run, he added, was her regular routine.“She goes for a run every night. She likes to go whenever the sun’s not down, but it’s starting to cool off, like 6 or 7,” Jack told ABC News in an interview Monday. “She knows Brooklyn extremely well, better than I do, and I’ve lived here my entire life.”Jack said he believes Tibbetts would have had both her fitness tracker and her cell phone when she went out for her jog.“She probably has on her FitBit because she never takes it off. She uses it for the sleep tracker and for all her runs and everything,” he said. “She probably has her cell phone, but it’s either off or dead and we’ve tried calling it obviously and it goes straight to voicemail.”Data from Tibbetts’ FitBit, a GPS-enabled activity tracker, has been “helpful” and could be “key” in locating her, according to Rahn.“It certainly helps in that we are able to help establish a timeline and that’s certainly critical for any investigation like this,” he added.Rahn declined to say whether investigators have found her FitBit or if they know its location.Authorities, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, have scoured swaths of land in Brooklyn and the surrounding Poweshiek County while looking for Tibbetts. They recently searched a pig farm several times near Guernsey, Iowa, about 10 miles south of Brooklyn.Rahn told ABC News it’s “not uncommon” to go back to a site and conduct additional searches as tips come in. He declined to reveal what clues if any investigators may have found at the pig farm. But he said one thing is for certain — Tibbetts isn’t there.“I can tell you she’s not there. Aside from that, I’m not sure what I’m able to release, but she’s certainly not there,” Rahn said.KCRGInvestigators have also canvassed neighborhoods and conducted dozens of interviews. Thus far, no one has been identified as a suspect nor has anyone been arrested or criminally charged for Tibbetts’ disappearance, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation.As each day passes, Tibbetts’ mother, Calderwood, said the uncertainty has been “excruciating.”The mother, who also lives in Brooklyn, said her daughter was looking forward to new, exciting activities in her life. Tibbetts, who is the middle child in her family, was expected to move into her first apartment and start her sophomore year at the University of Iowa this fall. She was also planning a trip to the Dominican Republic with her boyfriend next month to attend his brother’s wedding, according to Calderwood.Still, she said, their family remains hopeful.“If it were me that were missing, Mollie wouldn’t give up hope — that’s not even a thought,” Calderwood told ABC News. “You won’t see me giving up hope. That’s not an option.”Tibbetts was last seen wearing dark-colored running shorts, a pink sports top and running shoes. Anyone with information related to her disappearance can call the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679 or send an email to [email protected]“I’ve been telling a lot of people that they often see things that they don’t believe is critical when in fact it can be,” Rahn said. “Even if you don’t think it’s important, call us so we can then decide and run out that lead.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
A bakery ingredients supplier has visited school pupils to entice young talent into the food manufacturing industry.Caroline Ratcliffe, marketing executive at Zeelandia, visited the Havering-based Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School in January and discussed job opportunities available to Year 11 pupils.She encouraged students to undertake specific training and courses such as A Level Food Technology, and consider roles in nutrition, marketing, management and food science that are on offer in the sector.Ratcliffe said: “It’s important, from my own experience, to go out there and speak to school-leavers, offer them the insight into the industry and recommend work experience opportunities and training that could guarantee them a good career in the sector.”Zeelandia is looking to organise a breadmaking workshop with the school in the future, to be headed up by the firm’s bakery technologist Andrew Taylor.“Not only is it important to talk to young talent about the wide array of opportunities out there, but we are trying to show them how exciting a career in bakery is,” added Ratcliffe.
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The chairman of the under-fire supermarket chain Morrisons has announced he plans to step down.Sir Ian Gibson told the board this morning that he will not be seeking re-election at next year’s annual general meeting. Sir Ian said: “This term will take me into my eighth year on Wm Morrisons’ board, and this announcement gives the board time to conduct an orderly search for a new chairman and ensure a smooth transition.”The decision to step down comes as reports suggest that Morrisons is to look at a management restructure. This could mean the loss of up to 2,000 jobs, according to The Guardian. It said the move would likely affect managers overseeing product categories such as fresh food or non-food across the chain’s 500 stores.
It did not matter whether Curry flailed the ball from 32 feet or on a high-arcing finger roll. He often made the shot, anyway.In related news, the Warriors coasted to a 144-122 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday at Oracle Arena as Curry posted a team-leading 51 … Click here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.OAKLAND – The ball went high up in the air. Since the ball left Stephen Curry’s fingertips, of course it dropped into the basket.
Evidence that some LED manufacturers exaggerate the performance of their products in marketing materials has been around for years.The Department of Energy, through its Solid-State Lighting Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting (CALiPERS) program, has long conducted tests on commercially available LED products. When research findings on the CALiPERS website showed that certain products did not measure up to the efficiency-per-watt levels claimed by their manufacturers, the information was sometimes picked up by news sources, including Energy Design Update, which ran an article on the subject in March 2006 and a related news item a year a later.It wasn’t until this week, however, that a federal agency took legal action against a manufacturer over performance claims for its LED products. On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that alleges California-based Lights of America has been misrepresenting the output and life expectancy of its LED bulbs.Will the FTC be a guiding light?The LEDs cited in the FTC complaint include one that was advertised as a replacement for a 40-watt incandescent bulb, which typically produces 400 lumens. But in tests, the FTC says, the LED produces only 74 lumens. Similarly, the agency says, an LED advertised as having a 90-lumen output produced only 43 lumens in the company’s own tests.Another issue raised in the FTC complaint is the life expectancy of some of Lights of America’s LEDs. The company rated the longevity of one of its bulbs at 30,000 hours, the suit says, although independent tests showed the bulb’s lumen intensity depreciated 80% after 1,000 hours.After an inquiry by the New York Times, a Lights of America executive responded that the company would fight the charges and had already responded to the government’s investigation of its products by removing lumen equivalency claims from its packaging and by revising the bulbs’ lifetime ratings. The executive also told the Times that the bulbs targeted in the suit were produced before LED standards were established.While the FTC suit won’t clear up all sources of confusion over LED performance and marketing, the need for clarity and accuracy is increasing as the lights become more widely available to consumers. The best of them really do perform well and the worst cause considerable confusion, Chris Calwell, senior research fellow and founder of energy efficiency specialist Ecos, told the Times.“The best of the products we have tested are absolutely living up to their claims about light output and wattage equivalency; the worst of the products are clearly not,” he said, urging the FTC to provide unambiguous marketing guidance for LED manufacturers.
Responses to Martin’s PV module testingSeveral bloggers responded to Martin’s performance testing of his 30-year-old PV module, including: www.solarfeeds.com www.residentialsolar101.org cleantechnica.com THANKS, BLOGGERS!We will continue to update and promote this page as we stumble across more bloggers talking about our little site.Bloggers: Visit our Press Room for RSS feeds of most of our frequently refreshing stuff: constructionmanagementdegree.org(GBA is included in a list of Green Architecture, Construction and Renovation blogs.)zeroresource.com(Anna at ZeroResource picked up on the GBA mention of the Vdara Hotel “death ray” in Las Vegas.) Carlislegreenbuild.blogspot.com(David and Virginia give a positive review of Martin’s blog about blower-door testing.)www.ongreen.com(OnGreen provides links to five of Martin’s blogs.)www.beyondefficiency.org(BeyondEfficiency regularly links to the Energy Nerd blogs.)www.mwalliance.org(The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance regularly links to the Energy Nerd blogs.) www.hearth.com(Hearth.com picks up the debate that Martin began: “Should Green Homes Burn Wood?”)swinburnearchitect.com(Robert Swinburne includes a link to a GBA article on a green home that he designed.) www.greensquared.com(GreenSquared gives a thumbs-up to Martin’s article on the energy-efficiency pyramid.) www.mnn.com(A blog on the Mother Nature Network recommends Alex Wilson’s article on ground-source heat pumps.) www.popboulder.com(Populus recommends Martin’s “Top Ten Energy Efficiency News Stories of the Decade.”) www.popboulder.com(Populus recommends a news story by Richard Defendorf.) allanedwardsbuilderinc.blogspot.com(Allan Edwards recommends Martin’s blog on designing efficient homes for hot climates.)thegreenspotlight.com(According to The Green Spotlight, GBA is the top-of-the-list Web site for case studies of green homes.) christmasbonuses.info(A blogger recommends Michael Chandler’s blog, “The Case Against Christmas Bonuses.”)www.practicaleco.com(Practical Eco mentions GBA blogger Michael Chandler.) greginthedesert.net(Greg Smith recommends “Martin’s Useless Products List”) kitchen-exchange.blogspot.com(Peggy Deras recommends a GBA White Paper, “Thinning the Herd.”) www.energycircle.com/blog(Peter Troast recommends a GBA page with “an excellent debate on this between two smart guys — Martin Holladay and Michael Blasnik.”)www.resnet.us(The RESNET site includes a link to the blogs of GBA’s Green Building Curmudgeon, Carl Seville.) greengoddess-vidaverde.blogspot.com(The Green Goddess recommends Martin’s blog, “Roofing and Siding Jobs Are Energy-Retrofit Opportunities.”)269southmain.blogspot.com(Daniel Lewis recommends the GBA Encyclopedia page on Rigid Foam Insulation.) dangerousintersection.org(Erich Vieth recommends Martin’s blog on the Jevons Paradox.) www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-OH/FUSIONDesignllc/109547437513(The Facebook page of this husband-and-wife design team from Columbus, Ohio, includes regular links to GBA blogs.) www.bestgreenhometips.com(The BestGreenHomeTips site recommends Martin’s Useless Products List.) www.re-nest.com(Trent Johnson of Re-Nest recommends the Insulation Overview article in the GBA Encyclopedia.) blog.cleanenergy.org(After a blogger on the CleanEnergy.org site recommended Martin’s Useless Products List, Allison Bailes posted this comment: “Martin Holladay is one of the most knowledgeable people in the construction/energy industry, having been the editor of Energy Design Update before going to Green Building Advisor. He’s constantly on the lookout for these kinds of scams and does a great service with his blog.”) www.justgreenhomes.net(Dan Bossenbroek on the JustGreenHomes site recommends GBA’s Pro/Con debate, “Open-Cell or Closed-Cell Foam?”)www.homeevolutions.com(The HomeEvolutions site recommends a blog by GBA’s Michael Chandler.) www.green-talk.com(On the Green Talk site, Anna recommends Martin’s blog on solar hot water.)www.timeian.com/blog/(Tim Eian recommends “In Defense of the Passive House Standard” by Marc Rosenbaum and David White.)blog.small-house-building.com(According to the Small House Building site, GBA is “a wonderful website dedicated to green building practices and advice.”)www.prairiesageprojects.com/blog(Steve Weiss recommends Martin’s blog, “The History of the Chainsaw Retrofit.”)the-passive-house-magazine.info(The International Passive House magazine recommends a GBA news story.) www.passivebuildings.ca(The Passive Buildings Canada site recommends Martin’s interview with Dr. Wolfgang Feist.)topengineeringdegree.com(This Web page places GBA on its list of “50 Must-Read Green Engineering Blogs.”) www.jetsongreen.com(Preston Koerner recommends Martin’s blog on “The Energy Efficiency Pyramid.”) content.usatoday.com nationallumber.wordpress.com(In the opinion of Steve Linsky, National Lumber’s Green Building Coordinator, GBA is “the best website in the building industry for a combination of pure construction detail info and sustainable construction programs and ideas.”) constructireland.ie(On this list of 6 links, one is Jetson Green, one is Treehugger and two are GBA.)constructireland.ie(Construct Ireland recommends Martin’s interview of Dr. Wolfgang Feist.)www.calrecycle.ca(Originally referred to GBA software, but links to us as a tool for assessing green building)certifiedgreendealer.org(GBA is at the top of a list of “favorite links.”)koganbuilders.com(GBA is mentioned as one of three resources for the blog’s readers.) /constructionknowledge.wordpress.com(GBA’s Building Science podcast on list of favorite sites.)www.greenbridgearchitects.com(Juli MacDonald calls GBA “a valuable resource for third-party evaluation of green building products and for construction detailing and methods.”)/www.mlfreemanarchitect.com(FHB and GBA are listed as green building resources.) modcoach.blogspot.com(A green skeptic talks about GBA.)constructionknowledge.wordpress.com(GBA’s BSC podcast is listed as a favorite construction blog.) becgreen.ca(GBA is listed as a green building resource.) www.njmsc.org(Remodeling green resource)usweatherizing.com/blog(Blogroll)www.zuerns.com(“Green” tab on their website is a list of green resources – GBA is one of them) www.riyantoyosapat.com design-banter.blogspot.com(A blog about wood heat – references Martin’s wood burning blog) www.energyvanguard.com(GBA – particluarly Martin’s blog – mentioned as this blogger’s top source of green building info) /www.energycircle.com(Energy Nerd is at the top of this list, with a very nice review) www.treehugger.com(Mentions and links to Green Architect’s Lounge and Martin’s earlier blog, both which mention Energy Pyramid) design-banter.blogspot.com(Positive commentary on green building sparked by some points in Martin’s blog) www.treehugger.com www.bobvila.com(One of the Bob Vila’s editors takes Martin a little out of context and challenges the perception that Martin advocates that we don’t build any new homes; the blog does agree with the “less total energy vs. more energy efficient” argument.)applianceadvisor.comaltbuildingservices.comwww.sesshudesign.com www.demandsidesolutions.com www.affinityproperties.com(According to Affinity Properties, GBA is a “great resource for all things green building.”)www.originalgreen.org(The OriginalGreen blog recommends the Twitter stream of GBA’s Carl Seville.) blog.sls-construction.com(The SLS Construction Blog recommends Martin’s Christmas carols.)
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curry stood 11 strokes back of the leader Nicholas Thompson but managed to make three birdies and several difficult shots on the challenging Stonebrae course in Hayward, California.Curry got off to a inauspicious start as he began his round on the back nine. His drive at the 10th hole landed in the cupholder of a golf cart sitting left of the fairway and he scrambled to make bogey on the hole.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“My first shot on the tour was in the cup, not in the right cup,” Curry joked. “That was probably a first on the tour. There was a golf cart just left of my target on hole number one. It went right in the cup holder. Not an ideal way to start, having to calling a rules official over, but I settled in after that.” National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player Stephen Curry reacts after saving par on the 18th green during the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Hayward, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)NBA star Stephen Curry got off to a rocky start but then held his own Thursday in his professional golf debut, shooting a four-over 74 in the first round of the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, who in June helped the Golden State Warriors to their second NBA title in three seasons, is playing the event on a sponsor’s exemption.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Among the players Curry finished ahead of was two-time PGA Tour winner Frank Lickliter.“If you told me I was going to shoot 74 on the first round I would take that all day every day,” he said. Asked if he was going to make the weekend cut, Curry said, “I got the jitters out. Hopefully that will happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ 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 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments ’NBA Live 18’ to feature WNBA teams for first time ever Curry finished with three birdies, five bogeys, one double bogey and nine pars. He hit eight of 18 fairways while needing 27 putts and posted a better score than eight players in the morning session.“It was a day of firsts for everything,” Curry said. “First opportunity to play with these guys, first tee shot was crazy, first par I made trying to settle in and then obviously the first birdie was a really cool moment.”Curry said he was nervous on the first tee and compared it to the pressure of a NBA contest.“The feeling is the same,” he said. “The adrenaline rush is there but you have a whole lot more time to think about what is going on. The best guys out here are able to master those thoughts for five hours.“Soon as he said my name on the first tee I could barely feel my hands I had to take a deep breath. After third or fourth hole, it was just golf like normal.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’
India’s Yogeshwar Dutt defeated Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari of Iran in the repechage round 2 of the 60kg wrestling competition of the London Olympics on Saturday. With this win Yogeshwar is just a win away from bronze medal. This was his fourth bout of the day in which he won three and lost one. First, he beat Bulgaria’s Anatolie llarionovitch Guidea in the qualification, but ended up losing to Russia’s Besik Kudukhov in the pre-quarterfinals. Later in the repechage round one Yogeshwar defeated Puerto Rico’s Franklin Gomez Matos. However, Dutt’s Olympic medal hopes were rekindled as he qualified for the repechage round of the men’s 60kg wrestling event after Russian Besik Kudukhov, who had defeated the Indian in the pre-quarterfinal.Yogeshwar must thank World Champion Kudukhov for keeping alive his bronze medal hope.The Russian, bronze medallist at the 2008 Beijing Games, won his quarter-final match 3-1 against Esmaeilpoorjouybari and semi-final 3-0 against Myong Ri to qualify for the final. Kudukhov will face Azerbaijan’s Toghrul Asgarov in the title clash.Yogeshwar had lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to Kudukhov. The Indian survived just two periods before losing 3-0 to the reigning World Champion, who was also a bronze medallist at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Maroons demolish Cardinals PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone knows just how good Justin Brownlee is that—if he would have his way—the versatile import should be wearing the Gilas Pilipinas jersey as soon as possible.Cone didn’t discount the capabilities of current naturalized player Andray Blatche, but if it were him, he’d vote for Brownlee to represent the Philippines as a naturalized Filipino in international competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Brownlee, who has so far won three titles with the Gin Kings, had said that he would love to play for the Philippines and that stance has not changed one bit.“I’d definitely be honored to play and represent the country, that’s definitely been a dream of mine since I’ve been here in the Philippines,” said Brownlee, who is listed as 6-foot-5 but is playing—and dominating—in a conference where 6-foot-10 imports are allowed.“Connecting with the Philippine culture and the people, it’s been unbelievable,” said Brownlee. “Hopefully, the [legislative] process is still going forward and it’s not standing still or going backwards, I’m still excited for it.”Cone said that Brownlee’s impact goes beyond basketball and that the prolific 31-year-old’s personality alone gives the team wonders.Brownlee started playing in the PBA in 2016 as a replacement import for Paul Harris and has since become entrenched in the local basketball culture.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Isn’t Justin amazing?” said Cone after Ginebra’s 110-95 win over Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I tell you, I know that Andray is a great player, and I know all these guys, I really don’t have any say in that.”“But I tell you my vote goes for Justin for the national team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMikee Romero, the 1-Pacman party-list representative and NorthPort governor, had filed House Bill No. 8106 endorsing Brownlee’s naturalization in the lower House in August 2018.Once that bill goes through both levels of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, and gets signed by President Duterte to become a republic act, then Brownlee can officially say he’s a Filipino. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments