While you wait for expert help, follow the PASS rule: Pull the pin, Aim the hose, Squeeze the lever, and Sweep the hose. How to handle fire mishaps: An expert's advice Photograph: Courtesy minthu/Pixabay.com What we do when we first spot a fire in a home, office or restaurant is key to stopping a fire from going out of control. And knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher is crucial to it. But how many of us really know how to use a fire extinguisher? How to use the fire extinguisherThe basic rule to remember when using a fire extinguisher is PASS: Pull the pin, Aim the hose, Squeeze the lever, and Sweep the hose. Step 1: Pull the pin Most fire extinguishers have a ring attached to secures them. Keep the nozzle pointed away from you and pull this pin. Step 2: Aim the hose at the base of the fire Identify the source of the fire. Stand at a distance of about 8 feet and aim the nozzle at the source of the fire. Remember not to aim at the flames. Step 3: Squeeze the … [Read more...] about Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? It’s never too late to learn!
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A MUM has revealed her simple tip for putting away washing easily eliminating the need to fold any clothes – and it only takes minutes. Doing laundry is a necessary but time-consuming job, and if you have kids it can feel like your washing machine is permanently on. And after washing, all laundry needs to dry, be ironed and then folded away – taking up even more time. But one mum has revealed her simple yet effective tip for putting away washing in less than 15 minutes.Leanne, from Brisbane, Australia, regularly shares her tips and tricks with her 20,000 followers on Instagram. The mum confessed that she’s “not a fan of doing laundry”, so simplified it by using coloured coat hangers. She added her method also isn’t “labour intensive or boring”. Mum-of-two Leanne said: “In our household all our clothes are hung up except for our underwear and socks.“The underwear gets hung up to dry on a peg rack and folded into a draw. … [Read more...] about Busy mum-of-two cuts her weekly laundry time in half by using coloured hangers and a clothing rack
New racing car will be driven by Chinese drivers mentored by Lotus' parent firm Geely. Lotus has lifted the lid on its new Evora GT4 Concept racing car at this year’s Auto Shanghai. Decked out in a livery combining the Union Flag and Chinese flag, the little sports car is based on the same lightweight aluminum chassis as the road car, but adds to the mix with tweaks that improve aerodynamics and cooling. For example, the front end has much the same layout as the Evora GT430 road car, but Lotus has modified it slightly to allow for the essential cooling ducts.Further back, the Norfolk-based company has fitted louvers beside the wheels to reduce the air pressure building up in the arches, while the tail has been bestowed with a composite four-vane diffuser and an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. And inside, there’s an eight-point T45 roll cage, a six-point FIA HANS-approved harnesses, and HANS-compliant seat, as well as an electrical kill switch and … [Read more...] about Lotus Evora GT4 Concept Race Car Revealed In Shanghai
Yes, the 911 moves its engine to the middle for LM-GTE racing. If there’s one defining factor about the Porsche 911, it’s always been the car’s rear-engine layout. That’s changing now, though, with the new 911 RSR. As spy photos had indicated, big changes are in store for the racer. The car has a mid-engine layout and will campaign in 19 races in the LM-GTE category in 2017, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. By putting the 4.0-liter flat-six engine ahead of the rear axle, Porsche says that engineers were able to install a larger rear aerodynamic diffuser. The new arrangement could conceivably also provide more balanced handling than hanging the engine out over the rear of the car. But because this is such a big change, pretty much every part of the RSR was developed from scratch, including the suspension, powertrain, and body. The car weighs 2,740 pounds (1,243 kilograms).That engine is a naturally aspirated unit that, depending on what … [Read more...] about 2017 Porsche 911 RSR Le Mans racer goes mid-engine
The "M5 Lite" now has M850i-matching power and optional laser headlights. [UPDATE] BMW USA has confirmed in an e-mail to Motor1.com the 2020MY M550i xDrive will get the same engine as its Euro sibling. If you have the patience to read the lengthy press release attached at the bottom, you’ll discover that BMW is making a lot of tweaks to its European portfolio this summer. In our humble opinion, the icing on the cake is a serious upgrade for the M550i hilariously nicknamed the “poor man’s M5.” Unveiled on the Old Continent towards the end of 2016, the performance sedan had the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 dialed to an already meaty 456 horsepower and 480 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque.How much does the revised version make? You’ll be happy to hear the engine now pushes out 523 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm), thus confirming a rumor from August 2018. If these numbers seem familiar, there’s a very good reason as that’s exactly … [Read more...] about 2020 BMW M550i xDrive Gains More Power In Europe, U.S.