+POOL (or +Pool) is an initiative to bring a floating swimming pool to the East River, on the Manhattan and/or Brooklyn banks, in New York City; a permanent location has yet to been determined. The 9,300 square feet (860m2) pool would be filled with water filtered from the river it floats in. The two companies behind it, Family New York and PlayLab, have been using the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for the project.
The planned cross-shaped, Olympic-sized pool would be used to clean the waters of the East River while providing a public space for water-based recreation. With its current design, the pool would flush out up to half a million gallons of river water daily through a layered filtration system. Over a quarter of a million gallons of filtered river water would be used to fill the pool itself. The planned long-term goal is to raise a total of $15 million to fund the entire pool by 2016.
In July 2011, the team raised over $41,000 on Kickstarter to test filtration materials using water from the East River. With the help of researchers at Columbia University, the tests yielded feasibility, and in July 2013 over a quarter million dollars was raised to build a 35 square foot miniature version of the floating pool. The "test lab" is to be a working prototype to analyze its effectiveness in river conditions.
The pot in poker refers to the sum of money that players wager during a single hand or game, according to the betting rules of the variant being played. It is likely that the word "pot" is related to or derived from the word "jackpot."
At the conclusion of a hand, either by all but one player folding, or by showdown, the pot is won or shared by the player or players holding the winning cards. Sometimes a pot can be split between many players. This is particularly true in high-low games where not only the highest hand can win, but under appropriate conditions, the lowest hand will win a share of the pot.
See "all in" for more information about side pots.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Overcoming the formidable Dominican Republic in a must-win pool game to qualify for the quarter-finals of women’s volleyball is a tall order for Japan but SarinaKoga is confident the hosts can advance if they play as a team and not rely on one person.
Outside hitter Brayelin Martinez, their tallest at 2.01 metres, was in sublime form when she scored 24 points against pool leaders Brazil.</p>"I think it's very important for us to work together as a team tomorrow... It's going to be a really important game, a meaningful game.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Overcoming the formidable Dominican Republic in a must-win pool game to qualify for the quarter-finals of women's volleyball is a tall order for Japan but SarinaKoga is confident the hosts can advance if they play as a team and not rely on one person ... It's going to be a really important game, a meaningful game.
Lunch with James Stewart, then Bob Hope’s for a pool party where the host lectured them on the importance of midday naps ... By the time Howard and Austin met her, she was a shell of her former self, sitting next to an empty swimming pool, with her wig in a Walmart carrier bag.
In the early months of the pandemic, nearly 1.7 million workers over the age of 55 dropped out of the job market. With a public health crisis taking a heavy toll on older people, many retired early or simply quit in order to stay safe ... Here’s another way to look at the data ... “Companies should ask. ‘Are we overlooking a really important hiring pool?’ ”.
The reigning Olympic champions bounced back from their narrow defeat against the Dutch to finish Pool A in third place. It was Susannah Townsend and Hannah Martin who provided the all-important goals to advance through to the next stage of the competition - where they will face Spain.
The pools don’t close this week.) ... The importance of knowing how to swim was another key lesson. As childhood morphed into adolescence, it became even more important. Those hot days in July were best spent at the town pool, where you had to get in the water every once in a while or Roger Keith, aka The PoolNazi, would kick you out.
Then just before Friday's 4 p.m ...Bloom stressed throughout his remarks the importance of building up organizational depth, noting that when you have a deeper pool of young talent you can go out and make a big splash without imperiling the future ... The Blue Jays went out and got top starter Jose Berrios and closer Brad Hand ... Email ... Twitter. @MacCerullo. .
In the early months of the pandemic, nearly 1.7 million workers over the age of 55 dropped out of the job market. With a public health crisis taking a heavy toll on older people, many retired early or simply quit in order to stay safe ... That in itself is a barrier.” ... ‘Are we overlooking a really important hiring pool?’ ”.
By BENITA HEATH. FOR THE DAILY INDEPENDENT ...Pick Your Own. Her lemons came from the Olympic-sized pool at the 2828 Hackworth St ... The pool was so badly cracked that it couldn’t be fixed. So now the pool is her garden ... “Eighty percent of the flowers sold in this country are imported,” she said ... The pool was excavated and the flower business started to grow.
Pools and gyms across the US shut down in light of the first wave of the outbreak ... "It's very important for us to keep training because once we are out of the pool for more than three days, we lose what we call the 'water feel'," she said in the interview.
Kolkata... We have ambitious plans for the Royals brand globally, and this is an important strategic step.” ... “Barbados Royals will be an important part of the Royals’ cricket ecosystem. With a fantastic talent pool of local players, we have the opportunity to innovate and develop strategies that will benefit the Royals Group ... .
We have ambitious plans for the Royals brand globally, and this is an important strategic step," he added. Rajasthan RoyalsDirector of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, whose role now includes the Barbados Royals, added, "Barbados Royals will be an important part of the Royals' cricket ecosystem.