Seahawks roll past Camels

<p><p>Steven Linkous slammed his bat into the dirt near home plate, disappointed in what figured to be an inning-ending fly out. The <a href=""><b>UNCW</b></a> left fielder has been the offensive catalyst at the top of the order all season, but his mistake Tuesday did the trick, too.</p><p>Campbell left fielder Jimmy Monaghan dropped the lazy pop, a routine play gone wrong that allowed UNCW to plate the go-ahead run. The Seahawks added two more before the sixth inning finally finished, taking full advantage of the error en route to a 14-7 win over the Camels. They turned a tight contest at Brooks Field into a lopsided ninth straight victory.</p><p>I guess the baseball gods were on our side that time, said Linkous, who reached all five times up and scored four runs.</p><p>UNCW (24-9) made Campbell pay for its miscues from the start. Anthony Lopez had an apparent lead-off home run wiped off the board because he missed first base. That run didn't end up mattering much because of more sloppiness. The Camels (20-18) issued seven walks and tossed four pitches to the backstop, plus the costly error that allowed the Seahawks to break open a 4-4 game in the sixth.</p><p>It opened the door for us, coach Mark Scalf said. We'd left some runners out there. It probably took a little bit of the pressure off as we were trying to get back into the ballgame and take a lead.</p><p>UNCW's still-sizzling offense kept the pressure on. Six different players had at least two hits, paced by Robbie Thorburn (4-for-5 with a home run). Nick Feight knocked in three runs to push his NCAA-leading total to 62. The slugging catcher put the cap on a six-run seventh with a long home run down the left field line. The Seahawks have now scored 62 runs in their past four games.</p><p><strong>More to say:</strong> I think we're just riding a big wave of momentum right now. It's good to get these wins like this. We've just got to carry it over to the weekend and keep this thing rolling. Robbie Thorburn.</p><p><strong>More to know:</strong> UNCW used seven pitchers to piece together the victory. Starter Justin Crump didn't make it through the second inning. Whitman Barnes improved to 2-0 in relief. With three more home runs, UNCW has totaled 47 this season. The Seahawks have put at least one out in every game of this winning streak. UNCW has won 19 of 21 games at Brooks Field this season.</p><p><strong>Up next:</strong> The Seahawks return to Colonial Athletic Association play with a weekend series against Towson. Friday's first pitch is set for 6 p.m.</p><p><em>Reporter Eric Detweiler can be reached at 910-343-2261 or <a href=""></a>.</em></p></p><!-- Nothing to do. The paragraph has already been output --><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" id="tout_embed" src="//"></iframe>


LiftMaster Helps Homeowners Ready the Garage for Harsh Winter Weather | Reuters

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ELMHURST, Ill., Nov. 10, 2015

ELMHURST, Ill., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter is fast approaching, with the Farmer's Almanac predicting harsh winter weather across the country come December. While homeowners can take simple steps to prepare their homes for the upcoming season such as installing storm windows, insulating pipes and caulking exterior doors it's important not to overlook the one area that directly protects us from winter weather the garage.

The garage door is the main access point to the home for more than 70 percent of homeowners, and as harsh and potentially dangerous winter weather approaches, it's important for homeowners to ensure the safety and security of their household's main point of entry. LiftMaster the number one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers is providing homeowners with helpful tips to ensure their garages and garage door openers are ready for winter season. LiftMaster's tips include:

Keep the cold out: It's always important to make sure the garage door is functioning properly, but it's vital during winter when the cold air and snow can cause damage to parked cars or other valuable property. Homeowners should check the weather stripping around the garage door to ensure it's keeping out the cold air, and replace any damaged or missing seals. It's also important to check that the garage door opener is operating properly; homeowners can use LiftMaster's simple 3-Step Safety Check to check the performance of key industry-standard safety features such as photo eyes and auto-reverse. Connect the garage: Winter weather can swoop in without warning, and homeowners may need to change their plans at a moment's notice. Homeowners should consider installing connected home technology such as LiftMaster MyQ for added convenience and peace of mind. "MyQ allows users to open, close and control their garage door opener from any connected device," said Juan Lopez, director of Marketing, Connectivity and Controls, "If school is unexpectedly canceled and you need to let the kids in, or you're out holiday shopping and realize the garage door may still be open, MyQ will give you the ability to control, open or close your garage anytime, from anywhere." Be prepared: Winter storms can cause outages throughout the neighborhood, and with cold and snowy roads it may take local utilities a significant time to restore power. LiftMaster's Elite Series 8550 comes fully integrated with Battery Backup so you can still park your vehicle, reach stored items and access your home even during the worst storms. Prior to an outage, homeowners should also make sure they have a fully-stocked emergency kit in the garage including flashlights, a first aid kit, drinking water and non-perishable food for the whole family. Catch issues early:Older garage doors and openers can malfunction in cold weather, so garage door maintenance and inspections are even more important ahead of and during the winter months. Metal parts of a garage door can contract during cold weather, which can lead to broken springs and other issues. Homeowners should use a garage door lubricant on any moving parts, and schedule an inspection with their local dealer to examine the garage door and opener to identify any potential defects. If the opener is too old, homeowners should consider upgrading to a newer model like LiftMaster's 8550W Elite Series with Wi-Fi capability for easy connectivity and security.

With these helpful tips, homeowners can ensure their garage is safe, functional and secure well through the winter and into spring. For additional information on garage door openers and safety in and around the garage, visit

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LiftMaster is the number one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, as well as a major manufacturer of commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and related access control products. Driven by the access and security needs of the marketplace, LiftMaster's expansive line of state-of-the-art residential and commercial products are designed to fit any lifestyle or application, providing the latest technology and innovations in safety, security and convenience. For inquiries on LiftMaster products or to inquire about becoming an authorized Dealer, please visit

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Research and Markets: Global Garage Door Industry Report 2015

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Garage Door Industry Report 2015" report to their offering.

The Global Garage Door Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the garage door industry.

The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The garage door market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One Garage Door Industry Overview

Chapter Two Garage Door International and China Market Analysis

Chapter Three Garage Door Technical Data and Manufacturing Plants Analysis

Chapter Four Garage Door Price and Production by Regions by Technology

Chapter Five Garage Door Manufacturing Process and Cost Structure

Chapter Six 2010-2015 Garage Door Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Seven Garage Door Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Eight Up and Down Stream Industry Analysis

Chapter Nine Garage Door Marketing Channels Analysis

Chapter Ten 2016-2021 Garage Door Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Eleven Garage Door Chain Relationship Analysis

Chapter Twelve Garage Door New Project Investment Feasibility Analysis

Chapter Thirteen Global and China Garage Door Industry Research Conclusions

Research Methodology

Companies Mentioned:

1st United Door Technologies (USA) ALULUX (Germany) Amarr (USA) B&D (New Zealand) BDMY Baoer Automation Technology Beijing Hong Risheng Industry & Trade Beijing Xinlanbo Technology C.H.I. Overhead Door (USA) Clopay (USA) Foresee Garage Doors Co.,Ltd. GARAGA (Canada) Garex (Canada) General Doors Corp (USA) GuangXi ZiLanXiang Remote Gate Hrmann (Germany) Martin Door (USA) Nanning City Double Garage Door Industry Northwest Door (USA) Novoferm (Germany) Overhead Door Corporation (USA) Panpan Group Raynor (USA) Rytrrna (Lithuania) Rytrrna Garage Door Product Picture and Specification SAFE-WAY (USA) Shuangshi Garage Door Industry Steelcraft (Canada) Windsor Door (USA) Youtai Door Industry

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Reprogramming a Toyota Sienna Garage Door Opener with a Liftmaster/Chamberlain Unit

I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but it has taken me several hours and 2 trips to Home Depot to reprogram a different button so that it works with our LiftMaster (aka Chamberlain) garage door opener. In case I ever need to do this again, or on the off chance there are others in cyberspace with the same problem, here is the solution:

Clearing the MemoryIf you have existing codes loaded into your Sienna's garage door console that need to be erased, you need to hold down the first and third buttons for about 20 seconds until the indicator light flashes. In my case, I was able to play with the broken button to find when it gave off a signal. At this time, I pressed the third button and was able to clear the memory.Buy a New Garage Remote Control

Unfortunately, the Sienna can't be synched directly with the LiftMaster. You will need a new clicker to synch with the overhead unit, which can then be used to reprogram your van. At the outset, I didn't recognize that this was a 2 step process.

Purchase a clicker that is compatible with Chamberlain. The first one that I bought was an older model that had DIP switches that required programming. Apparently, these will only work for garage door openers that were manufactured before 2003. This turned out to be a huge time suck. DON'T buy a remote that contains these switches.I purchased the model shown below from Home Depot, and am now realizing that the Amazon version was $15 less at the time that I write this.Programming the ClickerEnter the program mode on the new remote by pressing the small button on the back until the red light (on the front) turns on and remains steady. Press the "learn" button on the overhead unit. Within 30 seconds, press the button on the clicker that you are trying to program for 2 seconds. Repeat until the light on the overhead unit flashes. Once that happens, your remote isprogrammed. Press any other button to exit "programming mode" on the clicker. Programming your SiennaIf the memory has been cleared, simply press the button that you want to program in your van and, while holding the clicker about 2 inches away, press the correct button. The van's indicator light will change from a slow blink to a fast blink. At this point, you can release both buttons. The van is now 'primed' to accept the signal from the LiftMaster. Press the "learn" button on the overhead unit. Within 30 seconds, press the button in the van TWICE for about 2 seconds each time. The first time, you will see the lights flash on the overhead unit. The second time, the garage door will open. Congratulate yourself - you are done!

Last week, one of the 3 garage door buttons in our 2008 Toyota Sienna broke. The button snapped while being pressed and is now floating in the socket. The cost of repairing the broken button is around $500 - hardly worth fixing.


Carbon Monoxide Safety - InfoBarrel

Carbon monoxide is a gas with a toxicity level that can cause permanent damage, in some cases death. It is a silent killer because people don't realize what is happening. Education on the preventions, warnings and symptoms of this toxic gas is of up most importance. How else can one stop something, they don't know anything about? Many carbon monoxide related deaths are due to carelessness, or the lack of knowledge of the dangers and warning signs.What to do for protection: Install CO detectors in the home. There should be at least one on every floor. These should have battery back up, especially since more fires and candles are burning in a power outage.

Have annual inspections of all appliances, and keep up proper maintenance.

Only use a gas oven to cook food.

Avoid setting anything on fire inside a closed in spot unless there is proper ventilation. This includes a large amount of candles or a grill.

Be sure that the flu of a fireplace is open, and that chimneys are free of debris.

Avoid running a car in the garage. Have the garage door open upon starting an engine.

In the event of an accident or car running off the road, make sure the tail pipe is not blocked. There are incidents to where families have died because a bank or snow pile was blocking the tail pipe.

If burning candles inside a car, be sure to crack a window.

Never let children, or anyone else ride in the back of trucks. Yes, this has lead to poisoning.

Never ride in a car that has part of the floor board rusted out, or a car that doesn't have proper exhaust system. This includes a catalytic converter.

Avoid using machinery and tools that are fuel operated areas that are not ventilated. This would include sanders, grinders, lawn mowers and weed eaters.

Avoid using paint thinners in areas that are not ventilated.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:

The first symptoms of poisoning are almost flulike. With continued exposure, the symptoms escalate to headache, vomiting and nausea, dizziness and confusion. Until finally passing out, stop breathing and death.

What to do in an emergency:

It's possible that they just simply never wake up. When there are light symptoms of poisoning: turn off the supply if possible, gather everyone in the building, and proceed to exit for fresh air. Go to the emergency room for treatment, and have a blood test for exposure. If the symptoms are more severe try to exit the building ASAP! Before you pass out and call 911 or get assistance.

Carbon monoxide is not visible, it is tasteless and does not produce an odor. This is why it is a silent killer. This is why learning the symptoms are so important. The detectors are so essential because many times the carbon monoxide poisoning will occur at night while people are sleeping. It's possible that they just simply never wake up. It is sad to lose any life, but this can wipe out an entire family.

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