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2012-07-05 02:23:29

WICHITA, Kan., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitchen and bath remodeling projects can be stressful, especially when you don't know where to start. Custom Cupboards' official design consultant is on the job -- in a new blog and online newsletter. Roger Hazard's Design Survival Guide offers tips, ideas, resources and inspiration for homeowners, homebuilders, kitchen remodelers and others who love great kitchens. Hazard will share his personal vision for creating appealing living spaces that fit...

2011-03-01 12:13:00

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ediquete LLC, a company devoted to designing products for the betterment of the game of golf, has introduced the newest ally to golf course superintendents and players alike - the WISP. The WISP is a convenient, durable and brilliantly designed bristle brush system that sifts sand sediment displaced by bunker shots directly into the grass surface. This ensures the green will be in the best condition for the next player and helps restore the...

2008-12-16 18:05:00

Scientists using nationwide data collected since 1970 have produced a map depicting natural hazard mortality across the United States. Susan Cutter and Kevin Borden from the University of South Carolina said their map presents a county-level representation of the likelihood of dying as the result of natural events such as floods, earthquakes or extreme weather. This work will enable research and emergency management practitioners to examine hazard deaths through a geographic lens, the...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News Over the past 10 years, geologists with the Utah Geological Survey have been working toward a paradigm shift in the prevailing thought toward development. The perception among the geotechnical community, says UGS senior geologist Francis Ashland, was that landslides in Utah were prehistoric. "The engineering community doing predevelopment studies hasn't kept up with the science," he said. Since landslides began moving in the 1990s, UGS has had its...

2006-08-05 11:46:31

By Elspeth Burnside LYTHAM (Reuters) - Review of the third round at the women's British Open at Royal Lytham & St Anne's on Saturday: * American Sherri Steinhauer, a two-time former winner, leads on seven-under-par 209 after a third round 66. The 43-year-old had four birdies and an eagle three at the long 15th where she holed a long, snaking putt. * Teenager Michelle Wie, who was penalized two shots for touching a loose impediment in a bunker on her backswing in round two, shot...

2006-06-28 10:04:22

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. Inc. has agreed to pay a $262,500 civil penalty to settle claims that it failed to report a hazard with its infant teether rattles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. The commission said Tiffany did not report to the government in a timely manner that the center bar on its Farm Teether Rattle could break, releasing small beads and animal figures and posing a choking and aspiration hazard to babies.

2006-06-02 10:05:08

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - American Steve Flesch pared the final hole to take a one-shot lead at the Memorial tournament when the weather-hit first round was completed on Friday. The left-hander signed for a six-under-par 66 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, finishing a stroke ahead of compatriot Sean O'Hair. Thirteen players were a further two shots back on a high-quality leaderboard, including U.S. Masters champion Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, former world number one Nick Price of...

2006-06-01 18:39:02

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Beefed-up bunkers at the Memorial tournament drew a mixed player response after Thursday's opening round, Phil Mickelson describing them as fair and Nick Price as pot luck. Backed by the PGA Tour, Memorial host Jack Nicklaus has arranged for all the bunkers on the par-72 Muirfield Village layout to be raked in an unconventional way to make sand escapes something of a lottery. "It's fair for everybody, and everybody has to play it," U.S. Masters champion...

2006-05-30 14:44:06

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Even the best bunker players can expect a testing time at this week's Memorial tournament, says event founder and host Jack Nicklaus. Backed by the PGA Tour, Nicklaus has arranged for all the bunkers on the par-72 Muirfield Village layout to be raked in an unconventional way to make sand escapes something of a lottery. "We spend money every year to try and deepen the bunkers and do different things and the bunker has ceased to become a penalty," golfing...

2006-02-16 16:04:40

By Mark Lamport-Stokes PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Tiger Woods, battling a dose of flu, kept alive his hopes of a third successive victory this year with a two-under-par 69 in the Nissan Open first round on Thursday. The world number one, who triumphed at the Buick Invitational in San Diego in late January and also at the Dubai Desert Classic the following week, mixed six birdies with two dropped shots and a double-bogey at the par-three fourth. "I was disgusted with...