Shipp, Collison lead Bruins

first_imgTUCSON, Ariz. – Josh Shipp wasn’t just in a shooting slump. He had earned the distinction of being one of the worst shooting wings in the Pacific-10 Conference. Yet, as he stood outside UCLA’s locker room flashing his ever-present smile while minimizing the importance of Saturday’s long-overdue breakout game, he said he always maintained confidence with his shooting. In the process, the Bruins strengthened their position for a No. 1 seed in next month’s NCAA Tournament and showed how dangerous they can be when a third scorer surfaces. “It’s about time, and it’s perfect timing,” UCLA guard Arron Afflalo said. “If a guy is going to go through his mental struggles, I’m glad he went through (them) at that portion of the season. Now, it’s the most important time, when you want your better players to come along.” Bruins point guard Darren Collison, an Etiwanda graduate, scored 17 points and had a career-high 15 assists, one off Earl Watson’s school record. Afflalo added 15 points, but it was Shipp’s performance that solicited all the smiles. He came in shooting 15.8 percent from 3-point range in league play and was two for his past 19. In his past seven games, Shipp was shooting 38.3 percent from the field and averaging 8.8 points, well off the 14.1 points he was averaging before the slump. “Numbers lie sometimes. You can’t always go by the numbers, because they don’t always tell the whole story,” Shipp said. “I know I can shoot the ball, so I kept shooting. I’m not going to lie, it felt good. I’m going to keep shooting, though.” With Afflalo dogged by foul trouble and an errant touch, Collison needed a scoring partner. Shipp obliged. He found his groove with a 3-pointer that gave UCLA a 28-23 lead with 7:08 left and he remained in the flow. Shipp scored seven of UCLA’s nine points as the Bruins stretched a 38-36 lead to 47-40 early in the second half, and his jumper from the left with 4:43 to play gave UCLA a 68-59 lead. “Josh Shipp had a tremendous game,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “I think this is going to be a turning point for Josh Shipp, getting back on track the way he was playing earlier this year. I’m telling you that right now. He played with great poise and confidence.” Marcus Williams and Mustafa Shakur each scored 17points for Arizona, but the offensive end is not why the Wildcats are mired in the middle of the Pac-10 and wearing the tag of enigma. UCLA, which never trailed, obliterated Arizona’s lackadaisical 2-3zone by getting wide-open 3-pointers – the Bruins were 13-of-28 from beyond the arc – getting alley-oop dunks on the backside and corralling every loose ball. In fact, Arizona’s defense was so porous, uninspired and inactive it committed just threefouls in the first 37 minutes, 50 seconds. “It’s got to hurt you; it’s got to be like someone stuck a knife in you when someone scores,” Olson said of Arizona’s defense. “We don’t have that, and I’m sure that’s our fault as coaches. It’s not that we don’t know what we are doing, it’s that we are having a difficult time getting some key guys to play defense like their life depends on it.” Olson experienced his first weekend sweep in Pac-10 play since his first season with the Wildcats. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Shipp’s confidence must be high now, after he made 10-of-14 shots and tied a career-high with 24 points to lead No. 5 UCLA to an easy 81-66 defeat of 19th-ranked Arizona at McKale Center. UCLA (23-3, 12-2) stretched its Pac-10 lead to a full game over idle Washington State, while the Wildcats (17-9, 8-7) suffered through their second-worst home loss in coach Lute Olson’s 24 seasons. last_img read more

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Astronaut cleared to run space marathon

first_imgAll systems are go for astronaut marathoner Suni Williams. Williams, who qualified for the Boston Marathon before learning she would be on the International Space Station on race day, was cleared for a 26.2-mile simulated run at 10 a.m. EDT Monday – just when the real event will be leaving Hopkinton down on Earth. That will allow the U.S. Navy commander to run at the same time as her sister, Dina Pandya, fellow astronaut Karen Nyberg and about 24,000 others who are expected to face heavy rain and head winds on their way to Boston’s Back Bay. Williams will run the equivalent distance at the space station, in low orbit about 210 miles above Earth, while tethered to a treadmill by bungee cords so she doesn’t float away. Williams qualified for the Boston race by finishing last January’s Houston Marathon in 3 hours, 29 minutes, 57 seconds. But she left on the shuttle Discovery on Dec. 9 and has spent the past five months in space. Due to the demands of her schedule, NASA had considered having her run Sunday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Event draws 1,000 women

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “When you teach girls and women to love every inch of herself, it protects her. When you love yourself, you know in your gut who doesn’t have good intentions around you. Your sirens go off,” Northrup said. Awards were be given to three women for their “Beyond the Ordinary” lives, including Mother Antonia, known as the Prison Angel, who was honored for her humanitarian work. A former Beverly Hills socialite and twice-divorced mother of seven adult children, she sold her home in 1978 and moved into a Baja California prison to minister to inmates. Now 80, she heads a Roman Catholic religious order that women ages 45 to 65 can join to work with the poor. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 LANCASTER – More than 1,000 women gathered Thursday for the second annual Antelope Valley Women’s Conference to hear about how to live a pleasurable life, manage time better and get the respect they deserve. The event featured three keynote speakers, morning and afternoon sessions with other guest speakers, an art show, a book fair showcasing local authors and works by the speakers, and 126 vendors. “I think this is a beautiful event. I’ve never seen so many women get together that are all empowering one another and inspiring one another,” said Yakeisha Tillett, a 28-year-old real estate agent from Palmdale. “I can meet different people and network. This is definitely something I would come back to.” One of the keynote speakers was Dr. Christiane Northrup, known for her empowering approach to women’s health. last_img read more

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It’s three in a row for Mulroy Woods with third Lucinda O’Sullivan star

first_imgMulroy Woods Hotel in Milford are celebrating their third placement in Lucinda O’Sullivan’s prestigious food guide: ‘Little Black Book of Great Places to Stay & Eat in Ireland’This is another unbelievable accolade to be bestowed on Mulroy Woods Hotel as they get to display the coveted star of approval for 2019.Lucinda O’ Sullivan is Ireland’s most widely read food and hospitality critic and her Little Black Book of Great Places to Stay & Eat is a highly regarded hospitality guide. This is the third year running Mulroy Woods have received this prestigious award. Mulroy WoodsOwners Marty and Patricia Kelly said: “This is recognition for the amazing food and surroundings here at “The Woods”. “It is amazing that our team have been chosen to be included in the “Little Black Book” again for a third year. It is such an honour to be in receipt of the prestigious star.” Head chef Ben Dear has been in situ since July and has developed a delectable new menu.Food at Mulroy Woods HotelFood at Mulroy Woods HotelFood at Mulroy Woods HotelMulroy Woods is now offering a full Winter bar food menu and have introduced an early bird offering that runs from 4pm- 7pm.  The ever-popular Sunday carvery lunch is hosted in the Mulroy Suite and is enjoyable for all the family.Marty and Patricia continued: “Mulroy Woods is passionate about ensuring a warm and memorable experience for all our guest and are continually updating and improving what we have to offer & 2019 will be no different with exciting new plans for the hotel early in 2019.” Why not get that special someone in your life a voucher for Mulroy Woods Hotel for Christmas? This perfect gift can be used in all areas of the hotel. Contact the hotel on 079153313 for voucher requests.The popular Christmas party nights are filling up fast too, so contact the hotel directly on +353749153313 to book Robert Mizzell on the 14th December and the Christmas Country Dance on the 30th December.Come and celebrate Christmas at “The Woods”It’s three in a row for Mulroy Woods with third Lucinda O’Sullivan star was last modified: December 6th, 2018 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) Tags:hospitalityhotellucinda O’sullivanMilfordmulroy woodslast_img read more

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Czech mate

first_imgGELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) – Four years ago, the U.S. team woke up Americans to soccer with its surprise success in the World Cup. This time, it opened with a thud. Routed 3-0 by the Czech Republic on Monday night, the United States might have a very short World Cup stay this year. Czech giant Jan Koller scored just five minutes in, Tomas Rosicky added two goals and the Czechs coasted to an easy win. Eager to prove they are among soccer’s elite after their surprising quarterfinal finish in South Korea four years ago, the Americans brought their most-talented team ever to this year’s tournament. They even got a pregame pep talk from President Bush, who called from Camp David before the game and wished them well. But they disappointed millions of fans back home and about 5,000 who made the trek to Germany, falling to 0-8 in Europe in World Cup play. With the loss, the Americans put themselves in an extremely difficult hole – in the last two World Cups, the only team to advance from the first round after losing its opener was Turkey in 2002. Next up for the United States is traditional power Italy on Saturday, followed by rising Ghana on June 22. U.S. captain Claudio Reyna came closest to scoring, hitting a post midway through the first half. But Rosicky scored on a soaring 25-yard shot in the 36th minute, and the Americans never got back into the game against the Czechs, semifinalists in the European Championship two years ago. Rosicky hit the crossbar in the 68th and added a goal in the 76th minute, getting past the U.S. defense off a through pass from Pavel Nedved, Europe’s 2003 player of the year, and beating Kasey Keller on a breakaway. Eddie Johnson, who entered at halftime, provided some energy, missing just wide in the 70th minute and high in the 76th. When the Americans returned to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, they were embarrassed 5-1 by Czechoslovakia in their opener. Ever since December’s draw, they said this game was an opportunity to show how much they’ve improved. They’re ranked fifth in the world by FIFA’s much-criticized computer formula – the Czechs are second behind only Brazil – but the Americans created few dangerous scoring chances. Four years ago, the United States broke on top in its opener against Portugal in the fourth minute. This time, it was the Americans who fell behind quickly. David Rozehnal played the ball to the right flank for Zdenek Grygera, who had plenty of space and time, and crossed the ball before an onrushing Pablo Mastroeni could get there. The 6-foot-7 1/2-inch Koller, who returned only last month from knee surgery, already had been fouled by Oguchi Onyewu and Eddie Pope in the first two minutes. He stayed behind Onyewu, a 24-year-old who has been with the national team for less than two years, and was inside of the more experienced Pope. He easily bent his bald head to meet the cross and put the ball past Keller for his 43rd goal in 69 international appearances, a Czech record. Reyna, who hasn’t scored for the national team since 2000, nearly tied the score in the 29th, curling a 25-yard shot that got by a diving Petr Cech in goal. Reyna had a hopeful look on his face, but his expression quickly changed to disgust as the ball clanked off the far post. Just as the United States was starting to establish some offensive rhythm, the Czechs went up 2-0. Nedved crossed and Onyewu headed the ball out. But it went to Rosicky, who settled it and sent a spectacular right-footed shot into the top corner to Keller’s left, above the goalkeeper’s raised right hand. Koller injured his right leg battling Onyewu for a ball on the flank in the 43d minute, and was taken off on a stretcher, one hand behind his head, the other covering his face. He was taken to a hospital to be examined. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DONEGAL LADIES GAA NOTES: MINOR PANEL NAMED

first_imgWell done to all the girls who have  been selected for the Minor team for 2012.It is a very strong panel as several are currently on the current Senior team and acquiting themselves at that level, as Michael Naughton is missing several players who are unable to participate due to reasons of emigration and employmentat the moment.I know like the Senior team they will all play with pride in the jersey and never give less than 100%. Well done to Loreto Milford  who have reached the U16C  Ulster Schools final where they meet Loreto Cavan  in Ballyshannon Friday at 11.30am.On the way they beat PCC Falcarragh,Glenties Community,Rosses Community school,in the group stages and Donegal Town in the semi Final.They have done their school and area and themselves proud.The Senior Ladies had an almighty battle on their hands against Monaghan on Sunaday last where they lost by a large margin. The unavailability of Geraldine Mc Lauglin was a large minus before they took the field but it looks like they never gave  less than themaximum.They still need to win at least one more game to stay in Division 1. Good luck girls keep up the momentum. All of the rest of the program is on home soil so that should be a bonus.Congrats to the following, on making this years Donegal Minor Panel.1- Ciara Gallagher2- Saba Mellor 3- Emer Sholvin4- Sara O Boyle5- Keneshia Mc Kinny6- Amy Shovlin 7- Lucy Murphy8- Annie Quinn9- Fiona Allen10- Maria Carr11- Clare Brady12- Ashling Ryan13- Emer Gallagher14- Naimh Carr15- Nicole Mc Laughlin16- Laura Crawford17- Cheyenne Giffen18- Rosin Curran19- Rose Boyle20- Cathy De Ward21- Aine Dufy22- Naimh Mc Menimin23- Lauren O Connell 24- Laurn Lyinch25- Shannon Mc Donald The Minor Management would like to thank all those who attended the trials and for the clubs and parents who supported them.DONEGAL LADIES GAA NOTES: MINOR PANEL NAMED was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)Tags:DONEGAL LADIES GAA NOTES: MINOR PANEL NAMEDlast_img read more

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South Africa’s ratings outlook upgraded

first_imgJapanese ratings agency Rating and Investment Information (R&I) has affirmed South Africa’s foreign currency issuer rating and domestic currency issuer rating at A- and A respectively, while upgrading the ratings outlook for both from negative to stable. Economic growth, government debt “While several factors including completion of investment related to the World Cup are anticipated to slow the growth of investment in public works, the economy is expected to return to a growth track from 2011 onward,” the agency said. “Macroeconomic management continuity has been maintained even through changes of political leadership, and if the economic scenario based on the recovery trend does not go greatly awry, R&I believes the government can sufficiently achieve its projected fiscal deficit reduction plan,” the agency said in a statement this week. Although South Africa’s real GDP growth rate in 2009 was negative due to the global economic crisis, R&I believes the country’s economic growth trend is unaltered, with capital inflows to remain steady even as the global financial environment undergoes adjustments. Given such a fiscal projection, South African government debt will climb as well, with outstanding public debt rising to a peak of about 45% of GDP by the 2015 financial year. “In consideration of such factors, R&I has affirmed both the foreign currency issuer rating and the domestic currency issuer rating, and has returned the rating outlook to stable from negative, where it had been since October 2008.” 30 April 2010center_img In contrast to the South African government’s forecast of 2.3% GDP growth in 2010, R&I says private sector forecasters expect it to be in the range of 2.5% to 3.5%. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “R&I continues to see whether the government can steadily implement the necessary expenditures, while cutting the budget deficit as envisaged, controlling debt service burdens that are expected to increase.” “One strong point is the fact the debt burden is still light and the government can adopt measures with comparatively broad leeway from a fiscal management perspective,” the agency said. South Africa’s foreign currency short term debts rating has been affirmed at a-1. While reduced revenues from tax collection have lead to a budget deficit equivalent of 7.3% of GDP for the current financial year, a government outlook released in its 2010 budget shows that the size of South Africa’s deficit reduction over the next three years will be comparatively gradual at 2.2% of GDP.last_img read more

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Rain Control in Energy Efficient Buildings – Building Science Podcast

first_img_This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called “Building Science Fundamentals” taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, both of Building Science Corporation._ _For information on attending a live class, go to_ BuildingScienceSeminars.com _This week, Dr. Joe talks about rain control in well-insulated buildings; specifically, how brick is affected by water, how it used to be installed, how it’s installed today, how it should be installed, and why._ _______________________________Rain Control in Energy-Efficient BuildingsRain control is really, really, really, really important now that we are going to be doing really, really, really good buildings. Really, really, really good buildings are going to have lots and lots of insulation, therefore they will have really, really, really, really low drying potentials. Therefore rain control is a really big deal. All of the stuff I’m going to talk about from a rain control perspective has been known for a long time; it’s just that we didn’t have to know it. In other words, we knew stuff, wrote it in books. It’s been known for a long time. It fell into disuse simply because the potentials for drying were so great, we didn’t really have to be good at it—we only had to be adequate. Now we have to be very good. In order to demonstrate the water holdout capacity of brick, I used an ordinary garden hose. I’ve opened up the back of the wall to see that water passes through the brick in approximately 25 to 30 seconds, so brick is transparent to water. Now, it wasn’t always this way; the performance of brick assemblies has noticeably changed for the worse from a water control perspective. It doesn’t matter now, pretty much because we assume that brick leaks, so we put a water control layer behind it, a drainage plane. What I would like to talk a little bit about is the mechanism of the water penetrating through the brick Water doesn’t actually pass through the brick. Water doesn’t actually pass through the mortar. Water passes through the connection between the mortar and the brick, and that’s an important thing to appreciate or understand. Water passing through the connection between the mortar and the brick didn’t typically occur until the last half of the last century, meaning that we were pretty good with brick and mortar until relatively recently, and that’s because we stopped letting old people do brick. Dip your brick before you set it down Let me explain how brick used to be done. First, you have to understand a little bit about how brick is made. Brick is made in a brick kiln. It is in the kiln for a while at several thousand degrees. So when the brick comes out of the brick kiln where it has been at several thousand degrees, it is really, really dry. It is kiln dried. Its moisture content is unbelievably low, like zero. We take it out of the kiln, we wrap it in plastic, and we ship it out to the job site. What is the likelihood that the brick is going to be dry? One hundred percent. The old timers, 100 years ago, before they would put the brick on the mortar bed, they would dip the brick in a pan of water so that, when they put the brick on the mortar bed, it wouldn’t desiccate the mortar, wouldn’t suck the water out of it. If it sucked the water out of it, there wouldn’t be a bond between the mortar and the brick. That lack of a bond that we get today allows water to pass through. It doesn’t affect the brick structurally; remember, brick is a big deal from a compression perspective. We didn’t really care much about the tensile strength, so we weren’t really caring about that bond. We now call it a setting bed. What that means is that we have an awful lot more water passing through the first layer of brick. A little bit of water can really add up How much water passes through the first layer of brick? Well, around 1% or a little less than 1%. Now that doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is if that water enters directly into the assembly. It’s easily managed if we direct the water down a drainage layer, a drainage plane, to a flashing system that expels it at the bottom of the wall. The typical way of handling that penetrating water through the cladding is by layering tar paper in shingle fashion. We call this the “drainage plane” — we want to drain the ‘rain on the plane.’ You don’t need much space for drainage I like the term “drainage plane” because it describes what the layer does — it drains water on a plane. Sometimes we call it a WRB, which, depending on which ASHRAE or ASTM committee you’re talking to, might mean “weather-resistant barrier” or might mean “water-resistant barrier.” Well, I’m not interested in the barrier; I want drainage to occur. That’s why I like the term drainage plane. I don’t like barriers. I want drainage. For drainage to occur, you actually need a gap between the cladding and the drainage plane. If you smush the brick so that it is in direct contact with the drainage plane, drainage can’t occur because the water will be held there by capillary forces. You need some type of a gap. A traditional gap — and I use the term “traditional” for a reason, because it is based on tradition, go figure — is around 25 mm or 1 in. All you need is about 3/16 in. for drainage; you don’t need an inch. Why and where do we get the inch from? Well, the inch comes from the typical thickness of a mason’s knuckles and fingers. It’s a historical artifact. If attorneys laid brick, it’d be a 1/4 in. Now does that imply that I don’t need an inch for drainage? I’m not implying it at all, I’m saying it. I don’t need a 1-in. gap for drainage. In fact, I don’t need much of a gap at all; 3/16 in. will give me drainage. Mortar droppings are part of the problem So what’s the big deal about mortar droppings? Mortar droppings don’t affect drainage very much. But what mortar droppings do affect is ventilation, and we have to understand that sometimes we may want to ventilate a cladding as well as drain the cladding. So it’s getting important to the design of building enclosures to actually decide whether we want to drain and ventilate or just to drain. If you want to ventilate, you’re going to need an air inlet, an air outlet, and a clear pathway connecting the inlet and the outlet. That means no mortar droppings. So mortar droppings dramatically affect ventilating a cladding, but they don’t dramatically affect drainage. Why ventilate a cladding? What happens if a wall cladding is able to store a lot of water? It would be a reservoir. We would call such a cladding a “reservoir cladding.” We could probably describe brick as a reservoir cladding, and this reservoir would be charged during a rain event. So it rains on the brick, the brick gets wet, there is a lot of water stored on the surfaces of the brick. It is not drained because it is stored. It is like a sponge: You fill up the sponge with water, and then, once the sponge is filled, only then if you add more water does water drain out. In other words, if you add water to a brick wall, water doesn’t come out of the bottom; it keeps building up until you can’t store any more water, and then the water drains out. The reservoir is charged. Think of this as a water source. Next, the sun comes out and beats down on the brick. What happens to the temperature of the water in the brick when the sun beats down on it? It gets higher. Now there is hot water on the outside of the wall. So moisture flow is going to go from where? Warm to cold. Think of the water as splitting—some of it is going to evaporate to the outside, and some of it is going to evaporate to the inside. The concentration of water in the brick is greater than the concentration of water in the outside air but also the water in the air behind the brick. Moisture is going to go from a higher concentration to a lower concentration. Remember, we will follow the thermal gradient and the concentration gradient. A whole bunch of moisture is going to end up on the back of the brick What we want is a moving stream of air to intercept that inwardly driven moisture and flush it out the top of the wall. So we want to back-ventilate reservoir claddings to uncouple or disconnect the reservoir cladding from the rest of the assembly. Everybody got a handle on the language here? Uncouple, disconnect, back-ventilate, reservoir claddings. This is just the language that we are going to be using to describe these phenomena. Goose is not a vapor barrier If there are mortar droppings behind the brick, we don’t get effective back ventilation, and the reservoir cladding isn’t really disconnected from the wall. Let’s say that the WRB (whatever that is) is Tyvek. Tyvek is a fantastic plastic WRB. It’s very good at handling liquid-phase water. It’s extremely vapor open, so Tyvek would not be a vapor barrier. In fact it’s around 50 perms. Commercial Tyvek is around 20 perms; the residential is around 50 perms. So we would say that water would blow through the Tyvek in the vapor form like shit through a goose. Let’s say that there’s plywood sheathing on the wall. Is plywood a vapor barrier? No, it’s not. As the moisture is driven in through the Tyvek, it will increase the moisture content of the plywood. The plywood will breathe, and then the moisture will end up where? In the wall cavity. So the more vapor-open the sheathing-building paper complex, the more likely that moisture will blow through that assembly. What if instead of plywood I had Dens-Glass Gold? Let’s say that this is a commercial building. Dens-Glass Gold is probably the single most common commercial sheathing. It’s around 30 perms, so it breathes. So moisture is going to blow through the Tyvek and the Dens-Glass Gold like a hot knife through butter. Is the fiberglass insulation going to stop it? Fiberglass is very, very vapor open. It’s going to be around 150 perms for three inches, so it really breathes. So where is the water going to end up? Well, if there is polyethylene in the wall, it is going to condense on the poly and run down and corrode the metal track or rot the bottom plate. If there isn’t poly in the wall, if it’s gypsum board, it’s going to blow through the gypsum board until it hits the vinyl wallpaper. So a really, really bad scenario would be metal studs with gypsum board on the inside with vinyl wallpaper, with Dens-Glass Gold on the outside, Tyvek, a brick veneer and mortar droppings. We would call that a hotel. Bad decisions lead to mold and rot So it rains on the brick, the brick gets wet, the sun blows the whole darn thing through, and you are going to end up with an awful lot of mold at the interface of the vinyl and the gypsum board. Now I don’t really care because it’s trapped between the vinyl and the gypsum board. It’s in the wall, but I’m not breathing it, so it’s not an issue. But the moisture is going to pick up and increase until I’m beginning to actually grow mold on the backside of the gypsum board. Now it’s in the cavity, it’s no longer at the interface between the vinyl and the gypsum board. It’s actually in the cavity, on the cavity side where it intersects the fiberglass. Again, I don’t have much of a problem if it stays there. Well, if I have a dropped-ceiling return plenum which is at a negative pressure and it is now connected to my exterior wall, if you pop your ceiling tile, what’s the likelihood that that interior gypsum board is airtight? Zero. You are going to shovel in a little bit of mineral wool? Yeah, give me a break, a lousy filter. So I’m going to actually suck the mold out of the wall and inject it into the breathing zone of the occupied space. Now, that would be a problem. That would be like having mold on your surface and you would go with your nose and suck it in. That’s a health effect. The point here is that we usually have a whole series of things happening If there weren’t mortar droppings in the wall cavity and the cladding were back-ventilated, there wouldn’t be any inwardly driven moisture, and I could probably (and the operative word here is probably) get away with vinyl wallpaper in places like Chicago. On the other hand, even with no mortar droppings and back-ventilated cladding, I could never get away with the vinyl wallpaper in a place like Atlanta — the operative phrase is “get away with.” If I didn’t have the vinyl wallpaper at all, I could probably not have to worry about too much of an issue with mortar droppings with my brick veneer from a ventilation perspective as long as I had my flashings done right. The liquid water would drain away. I could live with the reservoir because the moisture driven in would actually blow all the way through the assembly and life would be pretty reasonable. So if you have a reservoir cladding, you need drainage. We don’t need much of a gap for drainage, but we need a lot for back ventilation. How much do we need for back ventilation? The answer is: It depends. It depends on what the reservoir is. You could get away with as low as 3 or 4 mm, or 6 mm, or sometimes 9 mm; sometimes you are going to need 25 mm. When you aren’t sure, you basically ask for as much as you can get. It’s a pretty reasonable way of doing things in life: You err on the side of caution.last_img read more

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Protect forest rights, avert possibility of eviction: tribals

first_imgLeaders of 80 tribal groups from across Madhya Pradesh called upon governments to work towards safeguarding their traditional rights over forests in a bid to avert the possibility of eviction. As the Supreme Court on November 26 will hear States on the status of pending rights claims, the groups, under the banner of ‘Protect Jal-Jungle-Zameen and Lives’, visited Chambal, Bundelkhand, Vindhya, Mahakoshal and Malwa-Nimar regions of the State over a month. Spreading awarenessThey highlighted non-implementation of laws to authorities, spread awareness on them among tribals, and mobilised them. “This movement is a call to governments that they should consider it their duty to ensure the rights for tribals, facing the threat of eviction owing to the Court’s order,” said Gulzar Singh Markam, organiser of the ‘Hunkar’ rally, which began on October 2 and culminated at an event here on Sunday. The Court on February 28 had stayed its February 13 order that lakhs of those whose claims, under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, were rejected be evicted. In Madhya Pradesh, which boasts the largest forest cover and 24 tribal districts, the most in the country, 3,60,181 out of 6,26,511 claims were rejected. “The Centre believes tribals should be heard before any decision is taken. Issues should be resolved locally and States should do their bit. So far nine States have submitted status reports,” Union Minister of State for Steel Faggan Singh Kulaste told The Hindu. According to a report of the Standing Committee on Forests, 25,000 hectares of forests were diverted for industrial use every year across the country, said Madhuri Krishnaswamy, of Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan. ‘Eye on polls’As for the Centre’s withdrawal of the proposed changes to the FRA, she said, “This was done keeping an eye on the Assembly elections in Jharkhand. We fear they will revive the plan after the results.”“The main challenge during our field visits was to bring distinct tribes on the same platform. They may have their own peculiarities, but the struggle is towards a common goal,” said Yogesh Diwan, member of Janpahal. Former State in-charge of the Bhim Army, Sunil Astay, said it was important for Dalits and tribals to become part of a common struggle as both were suppressed at the hands of the same forces. “At present, Dalits are aware of their rights, but many tribes still aren’t. Being part of the same movement will help them demand rights more forcefully.”State Forest Minister Umang Singhar, Home Minister Bala Bachchan, Tribal Affairs Minister Omkar Singh Markam and more than 15 MLAs across party lines were present at the event.last_img read more

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Lionel Messi Has Been Better Than Ever Before as Numbers Show Best Scoring Rate in A Decade

first_imgMessi scored two freekicks in the last game to draw level in the race for most goals from freekicks in La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi has scored four out of the 10 he has taken in La Liga this season, which is a 40 percent success rate. Lionel Messi’s goal-scoring record is a known fact for everyone but his conversation rate this season has been better than any other point in his illustrious career. The Barcelona and Argentina star has the numbers to prove it.In his latest outing, against Celta Vigo Messi scored a hat-trick – one penalty and two freekicks – with just five shots. That is a remarkable 60 percent conversion rate. In fact, in La Liga this season, Messi has scored a goal in every 3.5 shots he has taken this season – his lowest ratio in the last decade.Here is span shot of Lionel Messi’s strike-rate in the last 10 years -A Flourish data visualisation Agentinabarcelonacristiano ronaldoFree Kick First Published: November 12, 2019, 9:32 AM ISTcenter_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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