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The Obama administration unveiled Sept. 12, an updated college assessment online tool, which is designed to help students and their families better plan for college and its associated costs via open access data sets.

Through the Education Department, students, their parents and their advisers can now access the revamped College Scorecard and a bevy of data the agency has made available. That data provides a snapshot of former students’ earnings, graduates’ student debt and borrowers’ repayment rates, among other statistics. It also provides information on whether students were first generation college attendees or Pell Grant recipients.

The data sets were released as application program interfaces and are available for download so students and organizations can manipulate them however they see fit.

Further, The White House employed the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s design-minded 18F team to create a user-friendly experience. The developers took an agile approac…………… continues on FierceGovernmentIT

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2 Men Steal Tools From St. Pete House
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2 Men Steal Tools From St. Pete House

St. Petersburg police are seeking the public’s help in finding two suspects they say entered a residence under construction and stole some tools on August 28.

The incident happened in the 100 block of 16th Avenue Northeast. The suspects, who were caught on surveillance video, stole a tool box with miscellaneous tools and a Husky air compressor. Police say they may have gotten away in an older model gold or beige four door sedan; possibly a Mazda Protg.

The first suspect is a white m…………… continues on News Talk Florida

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sep 04, 2015

alessandra baldereschi uses natural herbs and spices in tools for household cleaning

alessandra baldereschi uses natural herbs and spices in tools for household cleaning
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taking influence from past traditions and infusing present-day aesthetics, milan-based designer alessandra baldereschi has created a series of house cleaning tools using natural and aromatic herbs. combining the properties of herbs and spices, they not only serve as an extra ingredient in cooking but they contain elements that prove useful in performing everyday cleaning activities such as de-greasing, disinfecting and deodorizing.

the aromatic herbs are easily grown gardens and are efficacious in household cleaning

with this knowledge, baldereschi developed ‘grandmother tips’, two collections illustrated as carefully packaged wooden tools and cardboard recipes. the first series takes form as brush and broom tools of varying sizes, with the bristles seemingly replaced with sprouting, fresh herbs. comprised of eight tools, each of whi…………… continues on Designboom

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Hardware Tip of the Week: House Pressure Wash and Rain Gutter Tune Up
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Pressure Wash: Does your house need repainting?
Maybe a pressure wash will do instead. Whether such a wash will clean things up suitably or is used just
as a first step in surface preparation for painting, you must be careful to avoid damage.
If it can etch concrete, it surely can blast wood or vinyl. Spray nozzle tips are sized in degrees, with zero being most powerful. So, start from the highest number and work down — being careful to spray downward, especially on siding and flashing.
This avoids lifting and driving water underneath (not to mention possibly blasting things off).
Make sure all windows and doors are closed tight. Rent your pressure washer from Island True Value Tackle & Hardware today.
Gutters: It’s a good day for fixing-up your rain gutters (with quick-fix tips from the Carey Brothers). Gutters leak? Sag? All clogged up? Runneth over like the proverbial “cup”?
To find sagging low spots pour water in the high end and gently bend metal brackets up with pliers where water accumulates. Then pat…………… continues on Island Gazette

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Port Renfrew artisan loses house, tools in fire http://tools.ihomewise.com/port-renfrew-artisan-loses-house-tools-in-fire/ http://tools.ihomewise.com/port-renfrew-artisan-loses-house-tools-in-fire/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:32:57 +0000 administrator http://tools.ihomewise.com/port-renfrew-artisan-loses-house-tools-in-fire/ Port Renfrew artisan loses house, tools in fire
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Bruce Carlson, a Pacheedaht First Nation artist and lifelong Port Renfrew resident, found himself and his family in a very tough spot after his house burned down – with everything in it – a couple of weeks ago.

Carlson carved totems, masks, as well as other aboriginal works out of wood, which he sold abroad. He also served as the local community’s tow service, being the only one with a tow truck and proper equipment in the small community.

That won’t be the case any longer, as all of his carving tools, as well as the pieces he was working on, burned beyond repair in the fire. And while his truck, which was parked next to the house, had a cracked windshield and minor body damage, two compressors were destroyed.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

“Now he’s got nothing – no tools to work with and no one to tow and help with his truck,” said Ardina Jones, Pacheedaht health director.

Just days after the fire, which took place in the early hours of Aug. 23, significant relief efforts were made on behalf of the T’Sou-ke First Nation, delivering clothes and other small items.

Much remains to be done, howeve…………… continues on Sooke News Mirror

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Picton Home Hardware helps people improve their…
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The Picton Home Hardware Building Centre  has everything people need to build and maintain the home of their dreams. Since 1976 this family run business has been located in the heart of Prince Edward County, where homeowners and contractors can find all of the supplies they need to successfully undertake any project. The store sells everything from lumber and electronics to pet supplies. Popular items sold include power tools; paints and stains; barbeques; nails and screws; lumber materials; lawn care products; packaged decks; and flooring.

A house and cottage are the single biggest investments most people make in their lifetime.

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Hardware store reaches out to same-sex couple after house vandalism http://tools.ihomewise.com/hardware-store-reaches-out-to-same-sex-couple-after-house-vandalism/ http://tools.ihomewise.com/hardware-store-reaches-out-to-same-sex-couple-after-house-vandalism/#comments Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:56:14 +0000 administrator http://tools.ihomewise.com/hardware-store-reaches-out-to-same-sex-couple-after-house-vandalism/ Hardware store reaches out to same-sex couple after house vandalism
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Updated: 07/29/2015 6:49 PM
Created: 07/29/2015 6:43 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

WYNANTSKILL – As NewsChannel 13 first reported last week, a home in Wynantskill was spray-painted with gay slurs and an apparent reference to transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner.

Now, the homeowners are getting some help.

Country True Value on Route 4 in North Greenbush is offering paint, paint supplies, and paint remover – anything to bring the house back to what it once was.

One of the owners of the store, Anthony Gross, calls the gay slurs and the vandalism disgusting.

“We grew up in this community, and basically – it’s a small community, so we caught wind of it pretty quick. Being a locally owned and family run business, we thought we should do something for our neighbors here,” explained Gross.

When he heard that someone vandalized the home of the same-sex couple in Wynantskill last week, he wanted to do something to help.  He also happens to live nearby.

A gay slur was painted on the house of Lyle Houston and John McEnerney. They have lived there for 10 years and worked hard on their home. Also, the name “Jenner” was scrawled on the wall – an apparent reference to Caitlyn Jenner. A car window and h…………… continues on WNYT

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Power tools, jewelry stolen in house burglaries
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Police appeal after £40000 worth of tools stolen from North-east house http://tools.ihomewise.com/police-appeal-after-40000-worth-of-tools-stolen-from-north-east-house/ http://tools.ihomewise.com/police-appeal-after-40000-worth-of-tools-stolen-from-north-east-house/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:57:14 +0000 administrator http://tools.ihomewise.com/police-appeal-after-40000-worth-of-tools-stolen-from-north-east-house/ Police appeal after £40000 worth of tools stolen from North-east house
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POLICE were today appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of tools were stolen from a house.

The theft is believed to have happened at a home in the Collieston area near Ellon between January and July 2015.

The value of the tools is estimated to be around £40,000.

PC Mark Maclean, who is investigating the incident, said: “We’re appealing for anyone with information on this theft to come forward.

“We’d also be particularly interested to hear from anyone who knows of high end tools being sold second hand in the area.

“Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”

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Deputies: Woman steals 4 chainsaws from hardware store
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A 28-year-old Interlachen woman is accused of stealing four chainsaws from a Lowe’s store in Palatka, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said Bettie Mitchell engaged in a three-day shoplifting spree and took four chainsaws worth a total of $ 1,296.

Mitchell is charged with four counts of larceny and two counts of resisting an officer without violence. She is being held in the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $ 15,004 bond.

Deputies said the loss prevention manager at Lowe’s reviewed surveillance tapes at the store and spotted Mitchell leaving with a stolen chainsaw on four different occasions over the three days. The loss prevention manager also recognized Mitchell from previous encounters, deputies said.

The manager contacted the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued for Mitchell on the theft charges.

On Aug. 8, Mitchell was spotted entering a vacant home on Orange Avenue in East Palatka. Deputy Sean Baccus, assisted by four additional deputies, tried to call Mitchell out of the house, but without success. The deputies finally made entry into the house and ultimately found Mitchell hiding in a closet. She reportedly refused to come out of the closet she was hiding in, and had the additional two charges of resisting…………… continues on WJXT Jacksonville

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On the House: Library lends tools of all types, for all needs http://tools.ihomewise.com/on-the-house-library-lends-tools-of-all-types-for-all-needs/ http://tools.ihomewise.com/on-the-house-library-lends-tools-of-all-types-for-all-needs/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:07:26 +0000 administrator http://tools.ihomewise.com/on-the-house-library-lends-tools-of-all-types-for-all-needs/ On the House: Library lends tools of all types, for all needs
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Modern Tools In A Modern World: Questions From The House
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Yesterday I testified before the House Committee on Small Business’s Subcommittee on Health and Technology. Our assigned topic was Modern Tools in Modern World and we were asked to focus on apps, or how mobile computing tools “improve businesses’ day to day operations, make them more efficient, assist their marketing and outreach capabilities, and ultimately, stimulate revenue and job growth.”

At first I thought the topic was a bit quirky, at least the focus on apps and small businesses. However, I actually came away thinking it is a quite interesting thing to ponder. And I was especially intrigued by how the selection of those testifying allowed for the framing of the issue in a much broader way than I had originally thought.

First up, Morgan Reed, Executive Director of

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Texas House could give police more tools to fight online predators http://tools.ihomewise.com/texas-house-could-give-police-more-tools-to-fight-online-predators/ http://tools.ihomewise.com/texas-house-could-give-police-more-tools-to-fight-online-predators/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:42:44 +0000 administrator http://tools.ihomewise.com/texas-house-could-give-police-more-tools-to-fight-online-predators/ Texas House could give police more tools to fight online predators
News from KXAN.com:

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Police say online predators hold the advantage in talking to our Texas children online. In 2013, a court struck down a law saying that sexual conversations were free speech – even if it’s between an adult and a minor.
A central Texas lawmaker wants to give the advantage back to police.

Police in Texas see the problem, predators stalking and talking to children online.

“That’s really what we’re seeking to go after, that behavior. The enticement of this child himself,” said Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix when he spoke with KXAN earlier this year.

But from Cedar Park and Austin police say; they can’t go after predators like they want to.

“It is considered first amendment speech to discuss things of a sexual nature with a child online,” Detective Joel Pridgeon told KXAN.

A victim’s family reached out to Cedar Park Republican Tony Dale to help.

“I was shocked to learn that what this man was doing was not a crime,” said Rep. Dale.

Right now it is illegal to send a graphic picture or arrange a meeting, but an adult talking to a child in a sexual way is legal.  He wants to change that and make sexual conversations to be against the law as well as give police the ability to do undercover sting operations.

“In 2013, criminal court of appeals overturned the law saying that it was overly broad and un…………… continues on KXAN.com

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The ‘House’ of Self-Storage Technology: Tools Changing the Structure of Our …
News from Inside Self-Storage:

By Zachary Esparza

Technology is increasing at an incredible rate. To fully take advantage of it in the self-storage industry, facility operators need be aware of the available tools and how they work together. Technology has the potential to increase rentals, improve revenue, streamline workflow and provide better customer service. At the same time, consumers are more knowledgeable about mobile apps, online-payment capabilities and other computer-driven features, and they expect advanced services and products from the companies they patronize.

Think of your facility technology as the foundation of a house. It provides the base to support the home’s other components and functions. Let’s take a look at some of the newest and best tools operators are using today and how they integrate to create a solid, successful structure.

The Framework: Facility-Management Software

A facility’s management software holds the operation together. With everything and everyone now connected via the Internet, it’s more important than ever to ensure your software is meeting the changing needs of your customers and business.

“As technology has evolved, management software has grown to be an important and integrated part of a busy and thriving business operation,” says Steve Weinstein, a software and security consultant for QuikStor Security &…………… continues on Inside Self-Storage

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Tim Tebow Doesn’t Have the Tools to Fit in Chip Kelly’s Offense http://tools.ihomewise.com/tim-tebow-doesnt-have-the-tools-to-fit-in-chip-kellys-offense/ http://tools.ihomewise.com/tim-tebow-doesnt-have-the-tools-to-fit-in-chip-kellys-offense/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:54:53 +0000 administrator http://tools.ihomewise.com/tim-tebow-doesnt-have-the-tools-to-fit-in-chip-kellys-offense/ Tim Tebow Doesn’t Have the Tools to Fit in Chip Kelly’s Offense
News from Bleacher Report:

When you look at the Tim Tebow-Chip Kelly marriage finalized Monday, it’s easy to imagine the seeds of a blissful union. Quickly, the dot-connecting process feels automatic.

Tebow is a quarterback who’s quite familiar with a spread offense, and that’s the foundation for everything Kelly has done offensively since becoming the Philadelphia Eagles head coach.

Tebow is athletic and a powerful runner, two characteristics Kelly should crave, as they make the Heisman winner an effective read-option threat.

But then when the thought of Tebow sharing a field with Kelly in any capacity—even as the most magnetizing fifth-string player in the histor…………… continues on Bleacher Report

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Methods Machine Tools Hosts Michigan Open House http://tools.ihomewise.com/methods-machine-tools-hosts-michigan-open-house/ http://tools.ihomewise.com/methods-machine-tools-hosts-michigan-open-house/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:58:45 +0000 administrator http://tools.ihomewise.com/methods-machine-tools-hosts-michigan-open-house/ Methods Machine Tools Hosts Michigan Open House
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News Item From: 4/15/2015 Modern Machine Shop, Edited by Stephanie Monsanty ,

Methods Machine Tools Inc. is hosting an open house May 6-7 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the opening of its Detroit Technology Center in Wixom, Michigan. The company will display machines from its partners at the event, including:

  • Yasda YBM-640V-VIII CNC jig borer vertical machining center and YMC 430-VII Micro Center VMC;
  • Nakamura-Tome AS-200MY,  single-spindle, single-turret turning center; NTJ-100s; a WT-100 twin-spindle, twin-turret horizontal turning center; and a TW-20MMY twin-spindle, twin-turret turning center;
  • FANUC D21LiA5-10K, D21MiA5-24K and D21MiA5-ECO RoboDrill VMCs and D21SiA5-NTRL automated cell;
  • FANUC RoboCut wire EDM machines including the C400-10″; 
  • KIWA KMH-500A HMC;
  • Feeler HV-800 VMC, a FT-250MC horizontal turning center and a VMP-580APC 40-taper VMC;
  • VisionGauge 500 Series digital optical comparators and new 700 series;
  • Zeiss Contura-…………… continues on Modern Machine Shop

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Blight bills pass state House committee, give ‘tools’ to communities http://tools.ihomewise.com/blight-bills-pass-state-house-committee-give-tools-to-communities/ http://tools.ihomewise.com/blight-bills-pass-state-house-committee-give-tools-to-communities/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:24:20 +0000 administrator http://tools.ihomewise.com/blight-bills-pass-state-house-committee-give-tools-to-communities/ Blight bills pass state House committee, give ‘tools’ to communities
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HARRISBURG – Bills to attack neighborhood blight and revive older communities are getting a rollout this week in House and Senate committees.

The House Urban Affairs Committee approved bills Monday to make the state Housing Trust Fund more comprehensive on a statewide basis and provide a local property tax abatement to property owners and developers rehabilitating blighted properties. The Senate Urban Affairs Committee will meet Wednesday to move anti-blight bills in that chamber.

The reach of the Housing Trust Fund is limited now to counties in the Marcellus Shale drilling region since its main revenue source is an earmark of impact fee money from gas drillers. The House panel approved a measure to give the trust fund another revenue source with a portion of money from the existing state realty transfer tax on homes sales. This bill if enacted would enable the trust fund to tackle housing projects statewide, said bill sponsor Rep. Thomas Killion, R-168, Newtown Square.

These would include projects to fix blighted properties and provide affordable housing, including rental homes, he said.

Tax abatement

The 10-year tax abatement bill would apply to those rebuilding a blighted property or in an deteriorated area, said sponsor Rep. Judy Ward, R-80 Hollidaysburg. The bill states that all code violations must be corrected, zoning requireme…………… continues on News Item

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From The Archives: The New Tools Of Home Improvement
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In April 1956, Popular Science told readers how to modernize homes with bleeding-edge technology. The mark of a great home, we noted, “is not its size or shape or color, but how much up-to-date machinery it has to make living easier.” At the time, that meant retractable electrical cords, smokeless ovens, and countertop blenders. Today, that means something entirely different: app-based security systems, voice-controlled lighting, and cloud-based intelligence that learns your daily routine and adjusts the heat or AC to your liking–before you even walk in the door. Learn how to set up today’s smart home here.

In 1990, Dutch astronomer Chriet Titulaer built his House of the Future, a $ 6-million mock-up of how we would live in 10 years. As Popular Science reported that September, it included state-of-the-art technologies–some of which came to fruition just a few years late.

Personalized Security

From six feet away, the front door recognized the owner’s unique chip card and automatically granted entry.

Intelligent Fuel Indicato…………… continues on Popular Science

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