Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Yahoo Sports first reported Nwaba’s agreement.The 25-year-old Nwaba averaged 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 23.5 minutes in 70 games — 21 starts — for the Bulls. Chicago revoked its qualifying off to Nwaba, who received interest from Indiana as a free agent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’At 6-foot-4, Nwaba is a solid defender and better-than-average shooter who will likely join Cleveland’s rotation and give coach Tyronn Lue depth as the Cavs try to stay competitive following LeBron James’ exit as a free agent.Nwaba previously played with the Los Angeles Lakers and in Cleveland will be reunited with former teammates Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. FILE – David Nwaba #11 of the Chicago Bulls moves against Marvin Williams #2 of the Charlotte Hornets at the United Center on April 3, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard David Nwaba has agreed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Nwaba, who played for the Chicago Bulls last season, will join the Cavs once contract terms are finalized, said the person who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations between the sides is are ongoing.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Milan, Turin, Cortina to launch joint bid for 2026 Olympics View comments
A dog was left tied to a gate trying to feed her six newborn puppies, according to the ISPCA.The lurcher dog was found chained to the gate in a field near Elphin in Co Roscommon.A passer-by who found the dogs contacted gardaí and the ISPCA. Emmy Lou and her pups were rescued after ISPA and gardaí were alertedThe dogs were taken to the National Animal Centre in Longford.They were cold and hungry, but do not appear to have any other health issues.ISPCA Centre Manager Hugh O’Toole said he did not understand how anyone could think it was okay to leave a dog tied to a gate with no access to food or water. He said the adult dog, which is two years old, was not microchipped.Mr O’Toole said: “Leaving a young dog only two years old tied up without water, food or shelter most definitely put her along with her young puppies’ lives at risk.“I don’t understand how anyone can think it is okay to leave a dog tied to a gate to nurse her puppies.”He added: “With the recent level of rainfall and cold weather this week, the outcome could have been very different and I’m happy we were alerted so we could help them.”Dog found chained to gate trying to nurse six puppies was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
SANTA CLARA — George Kittle, out. Robbie Gould, out. Ahkello Witherspoon, still out.So who’s in for the 49ers tonight against the Seattle Seahawks?As expected, the starting offense is welcome back fullback Kyle Juszczyk and tackles Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey. Also back in uniform is wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who didn’t play the past two games and hasn’t had a catch in the past three.Here are what each inactive means: TE George Kittle: His knee and ankle injuries last …
28 September 2015Government wants to engage more actively with South African youth, using the pillars of the National Development Plan (NDP) to highlight and solve challenges in unemployment, education and social cohesion.Minister Malusi Gigaba during the Governance and Administration Cluster Media Briefing #GABriefing pic.twitter.com/oo77kpqfda— GCIS Media Liaison (@GCISMedia) September 27, 2015Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba stated government has partnered with youth organisations and business to make sure youth development is prioritised.At a media briefing of the Governance and Administration Cluster on Sunday 27 September 2015, the Minister said the partnerships were formed to alleviate the challenge of youth unemployment.Presidential Youth Working Group“President Jacob Zuma launched the Presidential Youth Working Group in June 2015, to promote youth participation in governance and policymaking and to mainstream youth development and empowerment in the work of government, to build a better life for young people,” Minister Gigaba said at the briefing.“In the work of the Presidential Youth Working Group, the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, the following work streams have been established: Economic Participation and Transformation Education; Skills and Second Chances; Health Care and Combating Substance Abuse; Nation-Building and Social Cohesion, and Effective and Responsive Youth Development Institutions.”The Minister’s statement comes after Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, accompanied by Deputy Minister Buti Manamela, signed the National Youth Policy in Khayelitsha, in the Western Cape in August this year. This policy framework, which was signed after a lengthy consultative process, also identified partnerships with all sectors of society as a way of advancing youth development.Minister Gigaba said that the strategies of the Presidential Youth Working Group’s work streams would form part of the Integrated Youth Development Strategy and progress will also be included in the MTSF for proper monitoring and evaluation.“The process to amend the National Youth Development Agency Act, 2008 (Act 54 of 2008), is ongoing, with a draft Bill currently with the State Law Advisors,” the minister said.Interventions to fast-track NDP implementationMinister Gigaba said interventions had been implemented to assist in fast- tracking several NDP imperatives, including growing the economy with an appropriate and healthy Growth Domestic Product (GDP) rate, as well as creating jobs and eradicating poverty and inequality.He said these were implemented using government’s Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-19, which Cabinet adopted last year.“The current initiatives to stimulate growth include government’s Infrastructure Build Programme, the War Room on electricity, Operation Phakisa on the Ocean Economy and in Mining, and the Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and create jobs,” the minister said. He also stated that there were other reports showing success linked to the implementation of the framework.A recent report on education and skills development showed that tremendous progress was made in the education sectors which continue to be a priority area of focus.While with rural development and land reform, progress on land acquisition for smallholders has been slow, but government’s implementation of programmes are being reviewed and strengthened to resolve some of these issues.Health care, crime and social cohesionMinister Gigaba said in regards to health care, South Africa has received worldwide recognition for its HIV and Aids programme, which has over three million people initiated on treatment, contributing to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.“Good progress is being made under safety and security, regarding the reduction of overall levels of serious crime,” he said, “the department is implementing Operation Fiela (Reclaim), to rid our country of illegal weapons, drug dens, prostitution rings and other illegal activities.”“This multidisciplinary, interdepartmental operation is contributing to the safety and security of our communities,” the minister concluded.Source: SAnews.gov.za
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The combination of insect pressure and ample moisture in 2018 added up to poor soybean seeds that some farmers are seeing as they bring in the harvest. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Kyle Poling talks with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the causes for the shriveled, discolored and rotten looking beans and how to prevent the same thing from happening next year.
What comes first: insulation or vapor barrier?Meyer’s plan to encapsulate the crawl space will include both insulation for the walls and a vapor barrier to seal the floor. Which comes first?“Most people install polyethylene on the floor and walls before insulating the walls, but frankly, it doesn’t matter very much,” Holladay tells him. “If you insulate the walls first, with either rigid foam or closed-cell spray foam (and no polyethylene on the walls), everything will still be OK. You can do the floor last if you want.”If Meyer chooses polyiso foam insulation for the walls, however, Dorsett suggests it would be better to lap the ground vapor barrier up the foundation at least a foot before installing the insulation to prevent the cut edge of the insulation from touching soil directly.“Holding the polyiso in place with 1×4 furring through-screwed to the foundation puts a few minor holes in the vapor barrier,” he says, “but on the walls that doesn’t matter.” A gas appliance will probably be too bigDana Dorsett sees trouble ahead if Meyer goes forward with his plan of installing a gas-fired furnace in the house, particularly if he puts the furnace in the attic as the HVAC installer wants to do.“Almost any gas-burner is going to be ridiculously oversized for a 1150-square-foot rambler in Fall City, especially after tightening it up a bit,” Dorsett says. “That would be mistake #1. Putting it in the attic rather than in [an] insulated, conditioned crawl space would be mistake #2.”With an outside design temperature of between 20° and 22°F, and assuming Meyer performs some air-sealing work, the heating load is likely to be less than 15,000 Btu per hour — and that puts him within range of a 1.5-ton ducted minisplit.There are two models that might work, Dorsett says: the Mitsubishi MVZ-A18AA and the Fujitsu AOU/ARU-18RLFCD. “With either of them you have the benefit of modulated ultra-quiet output (more so with the 18RLFCD than with the A18AA), and at your average wintertime temps you would beat their HSPF efficiency numbers if the ducts are all extremely short, and inside a conditioned insulated crawl space,” Dorsett says.Under the right conditions, a 1.25-ton or 1.5-ton ductless minisplit also might do the job, and cost less to install, he adds. There might even be local rebates available to help pay for the conversion from electric baseboard to a heat pump.“Even the smallest gas furnaces are likely to be 2x oversized for your actual loads,” Dorsett says. “If you’re committed to going with natural gas, a condensing gas water heater and a suitably sized hydro-air handler is probably a better solution than an oversized gas furnace + water heater.” RELATED ARTICLES The house is currently heated with electric baseboard heaters, but Meyer is considering a switch to a gas-fired forced-air system. If he locates the furnace in the crawl space, it would heat the space and the ductwork would not have to be insulated. Is that a better option than putting the furnace into the attic and running a duct to the crawl space? Or heating the crawl space by placing an exhaust fan in one of the crawl space vents and opening a floor register between it and the house? Would the exhaust fan be enough to mitigate radon hazards?Meyer’s questions are the starting point for this Q&A Spotlight. What if the house got bigger?Meyer replies that he plans to expand the house into part or all of the garage in the next year, enlarging the house to a total of about 1,600 square feet.“We are in the process of converting to natural gas for cooking, water heating (tankless gas water heater), space heating (forced-air furnace), and possibly clothes drying,” Meyer says. “The baseboard heat and the old electric tank water heater are costing us a fortune. The house is not too open, and has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths (‘1.75 bath’ in realtor speak).”Even so, Dorsett says, the design heat load will be less than 25,000 Btu/hour, making only the very smallest gas furnace a reasonable option.“Replacing the electric baseboard with hydronic baseboard, running off a condensing tank hot water heater would allow you to micro-zone with impunity, and never have to suffer the limitations of a tankless water heater,” Dorsett says. “It’s a lot easier to find places to route pipes than it is to route ducts (which is how ducts all too often end up outside of conditioned space). The 50-gallon all-stainless HTP Phoenix Light Duty is a good candidate for this type of combi-system, but there are others.”A ducted HVAC system would only make sense if Meyer were planning on central air conditioning, Dorsett says, “in which case heat pumps (ducted minisplit or traditional) make a lot of sense.” Insulate the exposed footing, tooThe photo Meyer has provided of the crawl space (see the image at the top of the page) shows that some of the concrete footing has been exposed. Holladay suggests that Meyer insulate the exposed areas with closed-cell spray foam, available in a two-part kit.Meyer seems concerned about cost of adding a required thermal barrier over the two-part foam, but Dorsett says painting it with an intumescent paint would be enough in most jurisdictions.Alternately, Meyer wonders whether he could use rigid foam to cover the exposed parts of the footing.“There’s nothing wrong with your plan to cover the horizontal and vertical parts of the exposed concrete footing with rigid foam,” Holladay tells him. “And, as Dana Dorsett pointed out, there’s less heat loss through concrete components that are well below grade than through concrete components that are near grade. So you’re fine. “ You don’t need to heat the spaceDon’t worry about the heat, GBA senior editor Martin Holladay advises, because you don’t really need it.“A sealed, unvented crawl space in your climate will not require any heat to stay warm,” Holladay writes. “Once you have sealed the air leaks and insulated the walls, it will never freeze.”Many crawl spaces do incorporate an exhaust fan and a register in the floor above, he adds, but those features have nothing to do with heating the space. They are included to control moisture.Holladay adds that Meyer could install a register from his forced-air heating system to the crawl space. In that case, he should keep the floor grille, but not bother with an exhaust fan.Here, too, the object is not to heat the crawl space but to provide humidity control.As for radon control, he adds, start with a radon test to determine whether it’s a problem that must be dealt with. If so, Meyer will need to do more than rely on a crawl space exhaust fan alone. Building an Unvented Crawl SpaceFive Ways to Deal with Crawl Space Air CAD Details from the GBA Library: Building Plans for Conditioned Crawl SpacesThermal Barriers and Ignition Barriers for Spray FoamFrom Fine Homebuilding: Sealing a Crawl SpaceHow to Insulate a Basement WallAll About RadonAn Open Discussion on Closed Crawl Spaces David Meyer’s Seattle-area home is built over a crawl space, and after stripping out the old insulation and vapor barrier he is ready to re-insulate and seal the area. After looking into his options, Meyer is leaning toward “encapsulation,” meaning the crawl space would be sealed (unvented), with the insulation on the walls, not between the floor joists.He’ll have 18 inches of clearance to work with. The floor framing consists of what he calls the “old style post and pier construction method” with 4×6 joists on 48-inch centers, followed by 2×6 tongue-and-groove subflooring, and hardwood finish flooring on top of that.“After cleaning up the crawl space I started doing research into how to insulate the area, and found the encapsulation method,” Meyer writes in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “I like the method due to not having to run insulation in the floor joists, giving me more space to work down there, and also in keeping the area cleaner for rodent inspection purposes and for when I do plumbing or other type of work.”There are, however, a few details yet to be worked out. Our expert’s opinionGBA technical director Peter Yost added these thoughts:On the West coast, it sure seems that there’s a preference for venting crawl spaces and placing the air and thermal barriers or control layers on the underside of the first-floor assembly. I have found it really hard to get continuity of the air and thermal control layers there, so I have a strong preference for installing them on the crawl space perimeter. It does mean you are conditioning or semi-conditioning an extra volume, but that penalty is overcome by what you gain in energy efficiency and moisture control by placing your crawl space firmly inside your building.You should check with local HVAC folks about the 18-inch clearance in your crawl space, but getting a furnace into this space, much less getting it well installed, seems highly unlikely to me. I’m betting that the space is just too tight.When in comes to testing for radon, of course you test at the lowest inhabited level of the house. But when do you test? If you test before your work is complete, there is some uncertainty concerning whether you will improve or worsen radon levels on the first floor. And don’t rely on just what your neighbors might say or know; research has shown there is very little correlation of radon levels in buildings that are right next to each other.Another question is: What type of radon testing do you do? The most accurate radon test is the alpha tracker test, but to get useful numbers you need to test for up to three months when the building is closed up, as it would be during the winter. I have found that the Siren Pro Series 3 electronic meters correlate pretty well with alpha track testing, and they give results in just three days (although testing over longer periods is much more valuable). I like the fact these meters can be set for short-term testing (three-day averages that after three days drop the first data and add in new — a running average) and set for long-term cumulative data collection.In the photo provided, there is evidence of water wicking up the concrete piling on the right, but also what appears to be a sheet capillary break between the concrete and the wood post. Make sure that you indeed have a capillary break underneath each post.Finally, on the question of whether you need a thermal barrier or ignition barrier to protect spray foam in crawl spaces: The model building codes allow for spray foam thermal barrier exceptions in attics and crawl spaces where entry is limited to repairs or maintenance. So in this type of crawl space you can use one of these ignition barriers prescribed by the codes:Mineral fiber insulation, 1 1/2 inches thick.Wood structural panels, 1/4 inch thick.Particle board, 3/8 inch thick.Hardboard, 1/4 inch thick.Gypsum board, 3/8 inch thick.Corrosion-resistant steel, 0.016 inches thick.Alternative ignition barriers — such as intumescent paints or coatings — can be approved by code officials based on testing that follows ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria 377, Appendix X. Be careful: even if someone claims a material qualifies as an alternative ignition barrier, you should really insist on the appropriate test information.Finally, you may be able to leave spray polyurethane foam (SPF) exposed, so long as the SPF has been tested and approved per AC 377 Appendix X or ASTM E 970. (For more information on this topic, see Thermal Barriers and Ignition Barriers for Spray Foam.)
AVC: Philippines loses second straight as Korea stays undefeated The former Lakers star, who is in town thanks to the efforts of SnippetMedia, shared that his son is working on his game in hopes of one day getting a nod to join Gilas Pilipinas, even going to as far as applying for a Philippine passport before he turned 16.READ: Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food cravingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“My son has been coming over to the Philippines and he’s very motivated. He’s working very hard. He’s going to be a senior next year. He’s very good academically and he got an offer from Yale and a lot of Ivy League schools. He can also play in Division I college also so he’s a very smart kid,” the NBA legend said.The younger Artest, who is a 6-foot-1 guard, is currently studying at Beverly Hills High School in California and is about to graduate in 2018. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Metta World Peace. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFor Metta World Peace, having his Fil-American son Jeron Artest don the Philippine colors will be one of his biggest achievements considering that he has never been called up for national team duty.“I was never invited to play to the Olympics. They said that they don’t need a player like myself for the team. That was tough for me because I wanted to play in the Olympics. So anytime your kid gets a chance to play for the national team, I do feel like it’s special. To play for the national team is really something different,” he said on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT READ: Metta World Peace says he can still make an impact But World Peace knows that his son’s path to the national team—or any team for that matter—won’t be easy just because he’s the son of the former Ron Artest.“I told him it doesn’t mean that you’re my son is that you can play basketball in America, or you can play anywhere in the world and you’ll get to the team. You have to earn it,” he said. “And he’s working really hard. I’m so proud of him and I hope it all works out. He definitely wants to be on the team.”RELATED VIDEOMetta World Peace says Fil-Am son gets PH passport, hopes to play for Gilas4.9K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
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