To Install Stucco Right, Include an Air Gap

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in In many areas of the country, hundreds of stucco-clad homes have suffered wall rot. Although building scientists are still researching the causes of wall rot behind stucco, it’s clear that all of these walls got wet and were unable to dry.Among the reasons that have been proposed for the recent epidemic of stucco-clad homes with wall rot:If you’re planning to install stucco on a wood-framed wall, you can benefit from the many lessons learned from all of the failed stucco installations of the last twenty years. Before we tackle the question of how to avoid such failures, however, let’s delve into some stories from the recent wall-rot plague.I wrote a special report on rotting stucco-clad walls in Minnesota for the May 2006 issue of Energy Design Update. The article began, “In Minnesota, home inspectors have discovered that hundreds of recently built homes — especially stucco-clad homes — have rotting walls. In spite of years of efforts by construction experts to educate builders on improved water-management details, wet walls continue to take a staggering toll on builders and insurance companies.“According to Ron Glubka, the chief building official in Woodbury, Minnesota, the city’s wet walls represent ‘the largest construction defect problem in local history.’ … Glubka [reports that] the building department has issued permits for wall repair work for 344 out of the 670 stucco-clad homes built in Woodbury in the 1990s — a failure rate of 51%. … In most of the Minnesota cases, the necessary wall repair work has not been minor or cheap. In one case discussed in the November 19, 2005 issue of the Star Tribune, a Minneapolis newspaper, the stucco walls at the Woodbury home of Steve and Debbie Long required $174,860 of repairs; the total bill was paid by their builder’s insurance… center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Setback For AAP: Punjabi NRIs Sever Ties, Back Rebels

first_imgThe factional feud in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has reached overseas with several Punjabi non-resident Indians (NRIs) associated with the party taking on the central leadership over its decision to dissolve all its organisational units outside the country.Read it at Hindustan Times Related Itemslast_img

Cristiano Ronaldo Could Win His 6th Ballon d’Or After Odds Against Him See Sharp Drop

first_img Ballon d’Orcristiano ronaldofootballlionel messi First Published: October 30, 2019, 3:55 PM IST 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. Argentine great Lionel Messi and Portugal megastar Ronaldo have dominated the Ballon d’Or winning the honour five times apiece over 10 years. And it seems that the hegemony is to continue following odds dropping against the Juventus front man winning the award for a record-breaking sixth time.According to Bleacher Report, Ronaldo’s odds of beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Messi to the award have dropped from 33/1 to 5/1 in the last 24 hours. Dutch defender van Dijk who helped Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League title and a second finish behind Manchester City in the Premier League, is being touted as the favourite among the 30-man shortlist of nominees, to win the coveted award.Meanwhile, The Sun, citing Italian media, reported that Ronaldo has pipped van Dijk and Messi to win the award, the winner of which is to be announced on December 2.”Italian publication Corriere dello Sport write that the Portuguese superstar has already pipped Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk to the award following an interview he did with France Football,” reported The Sun.The publication has full ownership of the highly coveted Ballon d’Or and presents the trophy to the best player in the world each year. Reports in Italy suggest that France Football headed to Turin where they wined and dined with Ronaldo just weeks before the 2019 winner is announced on December 2, the report further said. last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton equals hero Ayrton Senna with pole in Canadian Grand Prix

first_imgTriple world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a moment of Montreal magic on Saturday to put his Mercedes on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix and equal Ayrton Senna’s career haul of 65.The Briton’s third pole in a row in Canada equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of six at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but it took a stunning lap worthy of his late Brazilian hero Senna to do it.After Ferrari had dominated the day’s final practice, Hamilton moved it up a level with a lap faster than any previously recorded at the sun-bathed island circuit.Then, with Ferrari’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel piling on the pressure with a time only 0.004 slower, the Briton went even faster to finish with a flourish and a lap of one minute 11.459 seconds.”It was a sexy lap. It was a great lap. I can’t believe that it came together so well,” he said.”At the time while doing the lap I had no comprehension that I was going for my 65th. I had completely forgotten that. It was just about the here-and-now.”The pole, which left him three adrift of Schumacher’s all-time record of 68, came 10 years on from the first of his Formula One career at the same track with McLaren in his rookie 2007 season.Vettel, a four times world champion with Red Bull who leads Hamilton by 25 points after six races, qualified second for Sunday’s race.Finland’s Valtteri Bottas, who replaced retired 2016 champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes in January, qualified third with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, the polesitter in Monaco two weeks ago, fourth.advertisementRed Bull will make up the third row with young Dutchman Max Verstappen qualifying fifth alongside Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo.SENNA HELMETAfter qualifying, Hamilton was presented with one of Senna’s race-worn helmets — a gesture from the Brazilian driver’s family that left him moved and momentarily stunned.”I’m shaken, I’m speechless,” he said, standing in front of the crowded stands with the gift.”Ayrton, I know for many of you was your favourite driver and it was the same for me. He was the one who inspired me to be where I am today. So to match him, and to receive this, is the greatest honour.”Senna, also a triple champion, died in a crash at Italy’s Imola circuit in 1994.It was a scintillating duel between Hamilton and Vettel, adding another line in what is shaping up as a season long fight.”He (Hamilton) was the better man today but I am not entirely happy,” said the German, winner of three of six races so far, compared to Hamilton’s two.”Nevertheless I feel the car is very good, I was really happy this morning, I was happy this afternoon and it should be very good in the race so I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”While Mercedes celebrated a return to form, the struggles continued down the paddock at McLaren as double world champion Fernando Alonso, back from his Indianapolis 500 adventure, failed to get out of the second qualifying and will start 12th.The Spaniard’s Belgian team mate Stoffel Vandoorne had an even more frustrating day and will start 16th in the 20 car field.Pressure has been mounting on McLaren’s engine partner Honda to deliver but no upgrades have been ready for Montreal and the team continues to languish down the timesheets.Canadian teenager Lance Stroll disappointed the large flag-waving home crowd when he failed to make it out of the opening round of qualifying.The first Canadian to race at home in Formula One since 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve in 2006, Stroll and his Williams team are hoping the 18-year-old can snatch his first points of the season.But he will be starting 17th and will need to produce something extra special to crack the top 10.Williams, however, have produced good performances on the island layout with a driver on the podium for the last two years. Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa could make it three after qualifying a respectable seventh.last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan don’t stand a chance against India, says Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgLegendary batsman Sourav Ganguly lauded India’s strong team performance throughout the ICC Champions Trophy campaign and said that Pakistan are too worked up while playing against India and they don’t stand a chance in the final.”I just get a feeling that sometimes when they play India, either they are too worked up, they don’t stand a chance,” Ganguly said to India Today.WATCH FULL VIDEO “The Pakistan I saw against South Africa, Sri Lanka and even England, it’s not the Pakistan I see against India. I don’t know how there can be such a big difference between a side in a matter of one day or one game,” Ganguly added.Ganguly went on to praise India’s collective performance on the field and pointed at the strength the bowling setup has brought to the team.”India are too far ahead. They have looked a solid team. No holes, no weaknesses in this Indian side. Yes in the past it was like, India have a strong batting line-up but the fast bowling people would say India are not good enough to pick wickets but Indian fast bowling has just been superb.”   Ganguly said he felt that the final would be a one-sided affair with the Indian team shining bright yet again.”I’m just a little worried that the final may go the same way (India’s tournament opener against Pakistan.”I hope it’s a great final because you expect world titles to be fought very hard and I hope Pakistan stand up and compete,” Ganguly said.advertisementGanguly lauded Virat Kohli’s captaincy and said that even he knows that Team India is very much capable of overhauling Pakistan.”The way his team has played and responded, they have looked a class side, class apart from the rest and deep down I think he knows his side has got the capability to go past Pakistan, if they play well to their potential.”Ganguly said that in order to have any sort of footing in the game, Pakistan will have to bowl exactly the way they bowled to England in the semi-final and restrict India to 250.”They need to bowl the way they have. For them, if they have to win the game, they have to restrict India to 250, either way, batting first or bowling first and that’s the only way they can win this game.”So from that point of view, the only positive that Sarfraz has is their bowlers have done a remarkable job. Mohammed Amir will hopefully be back after the back spasm. Although the new kid Ruman Raees did exceptionally well in his first game and that’s what I said, they’ll just have to turn up and bowl exactly the way they did against England, the other day at Cardiff.”Ganguly further said that both the teams will want to chase as both will be comfortable with the idea of restricting the opposition considering their bowling attack.”Pakistan will also go the India way, win the toss and chase because they want to bowl first and restrict the opposition as they are a good bowling unit. Virat Kohli wants to go the same way.”Ganguly said both the teams will go with an unchanged XI except “may be Mohammed Amir will come back in place of Raees and the rest will remain the same.”last_img read more

Talking Horses: Gronkowski ready to take first steps to Kentucky Derby

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. features Topics It is a long and rarely-trodden path from Sunbury in south-west London to Louisville, Kentucky, but one of the runners in the 7.10 at Kempton Park this evening will take the first step along the 4,000-mile route when the track stages the Road to the Kentucky Derby Conditions Stakes over a mile.The race was originally scheduled for last Thursday’s meeting, which was lost to the weather, but has been saved because it carries precious qualification points for the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in early May. Along with the Patton Stakes at Dundalk on Friday, points will be awarded on a 20-8-4-2 basis to the first four home, while a third qualifying race at Kempton on 30 March, with 30 points to the winner, will decide which European-trained horse will get a guaranteed spot in the field in Kentucky. Show Catterick 1.50 Discoverie 2.20 Verni 2.50 Kaloci 3.20 Dica 3.50 Tickanrun 4.20 Shantou Prince 4.50 Indian Opera Lingfield 2.00 Kafeel 2.30 Captain Lars 3.00 Warrior’s Valley 3.30 Nordic Lights 4.00 Prestbury Park 4.30 Berrahri 5.00 Marshall Aid Fontwell 2.10 Boreham Bill 2.40 Citadel 3.10 Casterly Rock 3.40 Cabernet D’Alene (nb) 4.10 Master Burbidge 4.40 Legal Eyes Kempton 5.40 Star Archer 6.10 Tarseekh 6.40 Herecomesthesun 7.10 Court House (nap) 7.40 Envisaging 8.10 Porto Ferro 8.40 Tommys Geal 9.10 KoubbaTips by Greg Wood. Quick guide Horse racing tips for Wednesday 7 March Horse racing tips Was this helpful? Reuse this content Thank you for your feedback. Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Aidan O’Brien’s Mendelssohn, who has a dirt pedigree, is among the entries at Dundalk and is seen as a contender for the Kentucky Derby despite having won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar in November. The name in Wednesday night’s field that is guaranteed to ring a bell with American fans, however, is Jeremy Noseda’s Gronkowski, who is named after 28-year-old Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, a tight end with the New England Patriots. The three-year-old Gronk is likely to start favourite this evening, having taken well to all-weather surfaces with two wins from as many starts including a six-length success in a three-runner race at Newcastle last time out. He is no better than 6-5 this morning, but this is a race with more depth than the betting might suggest and there are several dangers in the field. Fortune’s Pearl, fifth home in a Group Three at Newmarket in September, is a contender, but John Gosden’s Court House (7.10) looks like the value bet at the early odds. He missed the kick at Lingfield last time but still recovered to record an easy win in a decent time, and 6-1 is a fair price about the son of Dawn Approach getting at least one hoof on the plane to Kentucky. Jumps racing returns after a blank day on Tuesday and Cabernet D’Alene (3.40) looks a likely winner at Fontwell Park. Nick Williams’s runner showed improvement to win by 11 lengths at Market Rasen in January in a useful time and a 10lb rise in the weights may not be enough to stop him. Prestbury Park (4.00) and Warriors Valley (3.00) should both go well at Lingfield Park, while Discoverie (1.50) is the pick of the prices on the card at Catterick Bridge. center_img Ruby Walsh to make return from broken leg as Cheltenham Festival nears Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on Facebook Hide Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Horse racing Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Talking Horseslast_img read more

4-Star RB Jalen Berger Announces Loaded Top 10

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep running back Jalen Berger has trimmed his list of 30 scholarship offers down to a top 10. The four-star revealed the 10 schools earlier tonight.In alphabetical order, Berger is still considering Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia.The 6-foot, 187-pound back is the No. 1 prospect in New Jersey and the No. 9 running back in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Overall, he’s the No. 54 recruit in the cycle. Top 10!! (No Order)🤝 pic.twitter.com/ql4fVsr54J— Jalen Berger (@JalenBerger) June 18, 2019Recently, Berger has visited a number of programs in his top 10, including Ohio State, Rutgers, Michigan, Pitt and Syracuse.Ohio State already has a commitment from the No. 2 rising senior in New Jersey, four-star offensive lineman Luke Wypler. The Buckeyes are also involved with a number of other top prospects in the Garden State.You can see the state prospect rankings for New Jersey for the class of 2020 here.last_img read more

Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener as head coach

first_img Next India Today Web Desk KabulSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 27, 2019 17:13 IST Lance Klusener will now be heading the coaching duties for the Afghan cricket team (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSLance Klusener said that he will try to turn Afghanistan into one of the best sides in world cricketKlusener was chosen amongst over 50 candidates who applied for the head coach positionKlusener has previously served as the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians in IPLFormer South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener has been appointed as new Head Coach by the Afghanistan Cricket Board.After the tenure of former Head Coach Phil Simmons was completed, ACB invited applications for the position and received over 50 applications from candidates that also included Lance Klusener.ACB CEO Lutfullah Stanikzai said that the process was carried out successfully concluding with the appointment of Klusener who will commence his role prior to the series against West Indies in November. He added: “Lance Klusener is a renowned name in the cricketing world. It will be great to see our players benefit from his vast experience both as a player and a coach.” Mr. Stanikzai expressed confidence that Klusener’s presence would prove effective in the national team’s preparations for next year’s Asia Cup as well as the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.Meanwhile, Mr. Klusener said: “I am extremely excited and honored to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in world cricket. Everyone knows the fearless brand of cricket Afghanistan play. I am very confident that with some hard work we can become one of the best sides in the world. I am really looking forward to working with the Afghanistan team and helping them take their cricket to the next level.”Lance Klusener is Level 4 certified coach and has served as bowling coach of Mumbai Indians in IPL, consultant to South Africa National Academy, batting coach of South Africa Test team, Head Coach of Dolphins franchisee in South Africa domestic cricket, batting coach of Zimbabwe and most recently as batting coach of South Africa T20I team.advertisement(ACB Press release)Also Read | 6 for 7. Meet Sri Lanka’s 17-year-old Slinga who bowls like MalingaAlso Read | England may rope in South Africa’s Gary Kirsten as head coachFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Lance KlusenerFollow Afghanistan cricket teamFollow Rashid Khan Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener as head coachFormer South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener, who recently served as the batting coach of his country’s senior men’s T20I side, will replace Phil Simmons as the new head coach of Afghanistan.advertisementlast_img read more

Jess Cagle To Be Honored At 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los

first_imgGLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, will honor Jess Cagle, Editorial Director of Time Inc.‘s Celebrity, Entertainment and Style Group at GLSEN’s Respect Awards – Los Angeles to be held Friday, October 21, at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills.Jess Cagle joins previously announced YouTube star and #Gamechanger Award recipient Connor Franta as an honoree for the event.The GLSEN Respect Awards, introduced in 2004 and held annually in Los Angeles and New York, showcase the work of students, educators, individuals and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.“I am thrilled to announce Jess Cagle as an honoree for the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles,” said GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard. “Jess is a committed advocate and philanthropist who advances our message of respect for all.”Jess Cagle will be honored with the Visionary Award. His dedication to LGBTQ youth is evidenced by his participation in the GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles year after year, as well as his ongoing philanthropy. In addition to his advocacy on behalf of GLSEN’s constituents, under his direction, People and Entertainment Weekly have brought attention to issues of race and gun violence among others in a way that demonstrates a commitment to GLSEN’s vision for a world where everyone is respected for who they are.GLSEN has led the way on LGBTQ issues in K-12 education since 1990. Through ground-breaking original research, innovative program development, student leadership and educator training, community organizing, and targeted state and federal advocacy, GLSEN has seen the impact of its work with the development of educational resources, direct engagement of youth and educators, and national programs like GLSEN’s Day of Silence, GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, and GLSEN’s Ally Week.Previous GLSEN Respect Awards honorees have included Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel; Zachary Quinto; Julia Roberts and Danny Moder; Derek Hough; Matthew Morrison; NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt; Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg; Bob and Harvey Weinstein; former NBA player Jason Collins; Darren Star; Shonda Rhimes; Michele and Rob Reiner; Andrew Tobias; John Mack, CEO of Morgan Stanley; NBA executive Rick Welts; the National Education Association; Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak; Simon Halls and Matt Bomer; MTV; Disney-ABC Television; Johnson & Johnson; and HBO, as well as student leaders and educators from around the country.Co-chairs for this year’s event are Jim Fielding, Dave Karger, Patrick Moran and Chip Sullivan. The event is co-hosted by Lawrence Angrisani, Greg Berlanti and Robbie Rogers, Brad Bessey and Frank Sanchez, Edison Briones, Kevin Brockman and Dan Berendsen, Jess Cagle, Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan, Terry Clark, Donald De Line, Andrew Hotz and Kevin Friedman, Lauren Huff, Mike Irvin, Richard Konigsberg and Craig Olsen, Duncan Millership and Simon Thomas, Cody Morris and Christopher Landon, Corey Palent, Jonathan Rollo and Joey Gonzalez, Ben Roy, Mimi Slavin, and Ben Spector.Sponsors of the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles include Presenting Sponsors Wells Fargo, Target and The Walt Disney Company.For more information about the GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles, click here.last_img read more

Brantford police seeking help to locate missing 82yearold woman

Brantford police are seeking the public’s help to find an 82-year-old woman who failed to return to her home after evening choir practice on Monday.Police said early Tuesday that the woman was reported missing at 11 p.m. Monday.The woman was driving a green 2006 Nissan Sentra with Ontario licence plate ASBX519.Police said the woman contacted her spouse by cell phone to say she was in her vehicle and lost. Her phone has since been turned off and/or its battery depleted, police said.Anyone who sees the woman’s vehicle or a woman who appears lost should immediately call 911, police said. read more

UN health agency enlists volleyball federation in effort to rid sport of

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that volleyball has become the latest sport to ban tobacco products and advertising as part of the agency’s campaign against the potentially deadly substance. Tobacco Free Volleyball will join forces with Tobacco Free Football and the Tobacco Free Olympics as part of the worldwide movement to rid sport of all association with tobacco, WHO said. The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will formally join the agency’s Tobacco Free Sports Initiative on Friday. Friday’s date – 31 May – is commemorated annually as World No Tobacco Day, and this year it coincides with the start of the world’s first Tobacco Free World Cup in the Republic of Korea and Japan. WHO said the anti-smoking message will be spread across the world through World Cup television public service announcements as well as signs and posters in the stadiums. “Sports and tobacco do not mix,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland. Hailing organized volleyball’s support for the public health initiative, she said, “By going tobacco free, sports federations, teams, organizers and athletes are ending the positive associations between sport and tobacco and delivering the message that tobacco kills.” FIVB President Rubén Acosta said the popular sport would contribute to this effort. “We are confident that our major international competitions in Volleyballand Beach Volleyball, and particularly our 2002 World Championships, have the power and the means to help spread the message that the use of tobacco and its health risks are completely incompatible with sport,” he said. Noting that millions of people around the world enjoy volleyball, he stressed the importance of joining forces with WHO to “make sure those people hear and understand the tobacco-free message.” The WHO campaign comes in response to widespread advertising of tobacco products at athletic meets. According to the agency in the United States alone major domestic cigarette companies reported spending $113.6 million on sports and sporting events in 1999. read more

This is a good distraction 46year old championship debutant lost his job

first_img DARREN MULHEARNE, THE 46-year old goalkeeper who made his senior championship debut for Waterford footballers at the weekend, has revealed how he lost his job the week that he received his shock call-up to the squad.Mulhearne kept a clean sheet at Cusack Park in Ennis on Saturday evening, though it wasn’t enough to prevent a 0-9 to 0-8 loss to Clare in the Munster SFC quarter-final after a gutsy performance.But behind the feelgood factor of a 46-year old making his championship debut is the reality that, off the field, Mulhearne is currently dealing with unemployment having been let go from his job of 19 years as a construction inspector.“I’m actually unemployed at the minute. I got redundancy from my job. I was in a job for 19 years with Virgin Media up until a few days before the madness started,” said Mulhearne, after they had almost shocked Clare.Injury to regular goalkeeper Aaron Beresford meant manager Benji Whelan looked to Mulhearne to solve his problem a fortnight ago. The call came as a surprise to Mulhearne, but it was a timely boost for him, coming the week he got redundancy from the job he worked in for almost two full decades.“It was about a week after the redundancy that I got the call, so this is a good distraction. Yeah, it’s great, great news. I might become a professional footballer,” he remarked.Mulhearne is not the oldest player ever to play inter-county GAA. Most recently Leitrim hurling goalkeeper Tommy McLoughlin played until he was 47 back in 2012, while former Cavan goalkeeper Enda Sheridan was 52 when he lined out in 1999, but Mulhearne is surely the oldest player to ever make his debut.Twenty-nine years on from his first call up to the Waterford panel as a 17-year-old, the 46-year-old Kilrossanty goalkeeper said he was delighted with his performance in Ennis. The day was made all the more special because his extended family were all in Cusack Park to witness the historic event. His wife Camilla, their 15-year-old son Cian, and daughters Casey (13) and Caoimhe (9) were all there, which gave him an enormous sense of pride at full-time.“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, every single minute of it. It was brilliant. A dream come true,” added Mulhearne. Short URL https://the42.ie/4632319 Tuesday 14 May 2019, 12:00 PM Mulhearne was hoping to help Waterford claim a first Munster Championship win since 2010. Source: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHONow that he has broken his inter-county duck, Mulhearne is hungry for more action, but he will have to wait and see who Waterford are paired with in the first round of qualifiers before he can plan his second day out. Even if the squad’s injuries clear up he is keen to play his part.“Hopefully I’ll stay on. Look, even if I’m not playing I’ll be able to give support to the keepers. Then you’ve two or three keepers at least you can do things and improve everybody. That’s the thing, keep improving now and get a good draw in the qualifiers, get a home draw and hopefully we’ll get a run at that.“Look, we’re very disappointed to lose, but it’s great that you can be disappointed after going to a second division team and be so disappointed that you lost. Hopefully we can drive on from here.” 6 Comments 32,289 Views May 14th 2019, 6:31 AM Look, I’ve a couple of children. The girls like football; my son, he’s not big into the GAA or any kind of a sport. Even him, he’s delighted for me. It was a great buzz for them. They even travelled up. The whole lot, even my sisters travelled up today. It was great.“I was only called up two weeks ago last Wednesday. I only came for the last while, I can’t be doing that winter training. That’s for mugs!“The whole team welcomed me in straight away. It has been great, and the whole buzz around it, kind of generated a buzz for a few weeks as well. It was, it was brilliant. I’ve really enjoyed it.”center_img Mulhearne runs out for a kick-out. Mulhearne runs out for a kick-out. Image: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO Image: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Declan Rooney ‘This is a good distraction’: 46-year old championship debutant lost his job the week of shock call-up Mulhearne joked that he wasn’t prepared to slog through winter training after enjoying his day in the sun with Waterford. Share5 Tweet Email last_img read more

Resident council steps up at Highland Park apartments

first_imgFor more information about the Highland Park Resident Council, or to donate to the group, email Elizabeth Hamilton at elhamilton@quietimpact.com.Living in the Highland Park apartments wasn’t what many residents hoped it would be.In Vancouver’s VanMall neighborhood, the federally subsidized living quarters for the 62-and-older crowd seemed a little run-down. The windows looked like they hadn’t been washed in ages. The carpet was stained with dog urine and the laundry room was dirty. The community center wasn’t lively enough, and life seemed lonely and glum for some seniors.“A lot of the residents feel as though they have nothing to do except sit in their apartments and watch TV,” resident Elizabeth Hamilton, 73, said. “Once you retire and you’re not active in going to work every day or taking care of your family … time can hang heavy on hands.”A group of residents there, though, have decided to do something about it. After researching public housing rules, they formed a resident council that they hope will give them a stronger voice as they work with the building’s management to boost their surroundings and their spirits.Since forming, residents have bombarded the council with ideas. A pool table and a piano in the community room. Replacing the carpets and sanitizing the laundry room. Finding affordable car-washing and dog-washing services.They also hope to beef up security, by installing a gate and security cameras, after some of the residents were harassed by teens who were riding their bikes through the building’s grounds. Essentially, the council has created its own mini representative government for its residents, and its six board members hope to meet regularly with management to express resident concerns.last_img read more

IIM Bangalore sees fall in campus hiring by ecommerce firms Report

first_imgCampus hiring by e-commerce firms at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) has fallen this year. The e-commerce firms have made only 54 job offers to students at IIM-B, compared to 68 last year.Surprisingly, Snapdeal, one of the top three online retailers in India, did not recruit any student at IIM-B this time. Last year, it had given 17 offers, emerging as the top recruiter at the institute in the e-commerce space.India’s largest online retailer Flipkart made 11 offers this year and Amazon hired 16 students, The Financial Express reported.”The frenzy that was there for the last couple of years in this sector is definitely getting moderated and it is visible. Companies would try to cut down cost in every possible aspect, as cost becomes an important driver when they look at profitability at this stage,” Raja Lahiri, partner at consultancy Grant Thornton India, told the daily.Uber, Ola Cabs, Paytm, Urban Ladder, AskmeBazaar, Hopscotch, and CarTrade were the other major e-commerce firms that conducted campus recruitment at IIM-B.However, an IIM official, requesting anonymity, told the FE that students at the institute were cautioned over accepting offers from consumer Internet firms. In the December quarter last year, firms like FoodPanda, Tinyowl, Housing.com and others had cut jobs massively amid escalating costs and poor demand for their services.”Earlier we were very excited about the new opportunities coming up, but after recent examples of how start-ups tackled employees while winding up has left us thinking. Not that we are averse to working with e-commerce companies, but we are treading cautiously,” he said.last_img read more

Bengaluru airport to roll out facial recognition system to reduce congestion at

first_imgKempegowda International Airport BengaluruPixabayBengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will soon have biometric facial recognition technology at the boarding points. The technology is already available at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport under the Narendra Modi government’s Digit Yatra initiative.”As an outcome of trials conducted and proof of concept established over 24 months ago, BIAL is implementing a biometric-based passenger boarding process at the KIA. It will ensure quick, seamless boarding for passengers,” Bangalore International Airport Limited officials told The Times of India.At the moment, travellers are required to show their boarding pass at multiple checkpoints. However, with facial recognition, travellers will have to show their documents and have their faces scanned at one point.Reports state that the first phase will be rolled out by July-end and will be implemented at the domestic terminal. After the trial run and the technology flows smoothly, it will be implemented for international passengers after the go-ahead by the government as well as other approvals by regulatory authorities.KIA in Bengaluru has already a body scanner initiative trial in place at the security checkpoints. Those travellers who don’t want to go through the body scanner will be frisked. Before installing the body scanners, a trial run at KIA began on July 1 and is expected to go on for three to four weeks.The body scanners will be situated at airports deemed as ‘hypersensitive’. The other airports include Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Kolkata, and Hyderabad. Along with them, three airports in Jammu and Kashmir are also included in the list, reports Hindustan Times. This initiative was made mandatory by the Bureau for Civil Aviation Secretary (BCAS).One of the reasons to implement the new technology is to reduce the amount of time spent at the counter which leads to congestion and help make travel more efficient and hassle-free.last_img read more

50 Years Later NASA Creates Tribute To 3 Astronauts Who Died In

first_img Share Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesApollo 1 astronauts Ed White (from left), Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, 1967. The astronauts died as a result of a fire in the cockpit during a training session on Jan. 27, 1967.Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire that killed three astronauts during a routine test on the launchpad. The accident shocked NASA as the agency was rushing to meet President Kennedy’s 1961 challenge to have men on the moon by the end of the decade.The test was a dress rehearsal for the Apollo 1 crew — Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. The ultimate goal was to check out the command module, NASA’s first three-man spacecraft that would take astronauts to the moon.The crew was rehearsing the real launch, which was about a month away. They were suited up and in the capsule running through checklists and testing equipment.But something sparked in the oxygen-rich environment. Within seconds, the capsule filled with flames, smoke and toxic gases.NASA Engineer John Tribe was working in the control room when it happened.“It was incomprehensible to us how on earth we could have a fire in the cockpit,” Tribe says.The astronauts were killed almost instantly. The entire incident lasted less than five minutes.“We had imagined the worst, we’d hoped for the best, it was not to be, “Tribe said. “We’d lost three of our team.”The accident halted the Apollo program as NASA scrambled to figure out what went wrong. Reporter George Alexander was one of only three journalists allowed to visit the capsule after the fire.“What burned? I’d have to say just about everything that was in there except for these few odd bits and pieces,” Alexander said. “Like a page which had only its edges slightly browned. This bit of parachute harness. But everything else burned.”The capsule was pressurized with 100 percent oxygen. In that environment, something not considered a fire hazard was extremely combustible. The hatch of the capsule opened inward, making it difficult for the crew to open it.After the accident, there were hundreds of significant changes to the capsule and safety procedures. The redesigned capsules would use a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen, reducing the fire risk. And a new hatch was designed that could be opened in just five seconds.Only 21 months later, NASA sent humans back into space aboard Apollo 7. And less than a year after that, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed Apollo 11 on the moon.Astronaut Michael Collins was also on that mission. He says if the fire on Apollo 1 hadn’t happened, it’s likely a similar accident would have occurred in space — and that could have led to the program’s cancellation.“Without it, very likely, we would have not landed on the moon as the president had wished by the end of the decade,” Collins says.The successes of the Apollo lunar program overshadowed the loss of the crew.For 50 years, NASA kept the Apollo 1 command module locked up — until now. Beginning Friday, the hatch from the burned capsule will be put on public display at the Kennedy Space Center as a tribute to the sacrifices of Grissom, White and Chaffee.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Govt working on road map to accelerate exports

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to accelerate exports and to remove the hurdles faced by the industries and exporters, the Bengal government is working towards the formulation of a comprehensive road map, which will not only ease out the process but also contribute towards the economic growth of the state.State Industry, Commerce & Enterprise minister Amit Mitra will chair a high level meeting with the industrialists and all the stakeholderson June 18, with an objective of providing them with a Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsbetter platform and chalk out a road map so that the state’s export policy gets a further impetus.The export commissioner office of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) will organise the programme to work on the identified growth sectors and towards the promotion of various products from the state in the international arena. Mitra will hold the meeting to take stock of the steps that need to be taken to achieve the target.When contacted, Vandana Yadav, Managing Director, WBIDC, said that the focus areas would be the sectors like textile and garments, metal and metallurgy, gems and jewellery, food processing, handloom and handicraft. Identifying the needs of the industries and issues relating to the exports would also be looked into. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedExporters from Bengal will also get a platform to articulate the problems they might have been facing and get speedy remedies. The government will also listen to the needs of the industrialists and will also assess which areas need to be worked on, to scale up the export growth.According to sources, one of the major problems for the exporters in the state is the lack of a certifying agency. All sorts of goods that are exported abroad need to undergo clearance from the certifying agencies. As there is no city-based certifying agency, the products have to be delivered to other cities for certification. Most of the certifying agencies are based in Mumbai and North Indian cities. As a result of this, exporters from the state face difficulties. It has been learnt that the state government might take up the issue with the Centre in this regard.For example, for food processing industries, there should be a testing lab. Otherwise, it becomes a lengthy process to get the tests done from outside. Scope of setting up a testing lab may also be discussed during the meeting. Exploring the potential markets in the case of textile and garments, gems and jewellery and others would also be worked on.According to a senior government official, the move will not only help the state’s economy, but also create demands of various products in the international market. “The government has already come up with an export strategy and now it is the time for preparing a road map to iron out the problems the exporters might have been facing,” the official said.It may be mentioned here that after coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has made significant improvement in the building of infrastructure and the state has been poised for a big spurt in export. Various sectors like micro, small and medium enterprises & textiles, leather, IT, food processing, horticulture and floriculture and energy have seen an unprecedented growth.last_img read more

Chavez ally Twitter account seized recovered

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day “Our Twitter account was hacked by the Venezuelan right. We’re sure of it,” Cabello said, according to the state news agency.An initial out-of-the-ordinary message on the account Saturday had said that factions of the national intelligence agency and the military were rising up against the government while Chavez “is in Cuba on the verge of death.” Other messages called for Chavez’s supporters to “defend the revolution” outside the presidential palace.One message called for Defense Minister Henry Rangel Silva to “execute the squalid ones,” a term Chavez uses for his adversaries. It went on to say that “if the revolution is in danger there will be blood,” and said that opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles “is behind the coup.”The tweets circulated widely until state media and government officials announced that Cabello’s account had been seized.Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami announced on Twitter that “we now have control of the account.”Cabello is considered one of the most influential leaders of Chavez’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, of which he is a vice president. It’s unclear what purposes such a cyber-attack might serve, and officials said they were investigating. The incident occurred less than a month before the Oct. 7 presidential election, in which Chavez is seeking another six-year term.Such seizures of Twitter accounts have become an increasingly frequent smear tactic in highly polarized Venezuela. Some well-known Chavez critics last year also had their accounts taken over, and a group calling itself “N33” claimed responsibility for some of those attacks.Some of the victims last year included an activist, a humorist, three journalists, a TV show host, an ex-diplomat and a former Chavez supporter, all of them openly critical of the president.Both Twitter and Google say such attacks most likely involve phishing, a form of Internet fraud in which victims are tricked into revealing passwords or other personal information through emails with links to pages that appear to be authentic. Once a victim enters a password for Twitter or an email account on a fraudulent page, hackers are able to use it to take over the real account and change the password.Chavez has undergone multiple cancer treatments in Cuba since June 2011, including two surgeries that removed tumors. In the past few months, Chavez has said that tests show he is free of the disease. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosteronecenter_img Associated PressCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela’s National Assembly president said his Twitter account was taken over on Saturday in an online attack that unleashed a series of bogus messages saying a coup was under way.Diosdado Cabello, a close ally of President Hugo Chavez, said on state television that his account has been blocked to prevent more false messages, and later said he had recovered control of the account. How men can have a healthy 2019 (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Comments   Share   last_img read more

Aussie snowfields hit the pocket

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Australian ski fields risk driving travellers to winter wonderlands overseas as the price of lift tickets are ranked the most expensive in the world.Of the main five ski resorts in Australia, including Victoria’s Falls Creek, Hotham and Mt Buller, plus Perisher and Thredbo in NSW, the adult peak season tickets costs $106 or more.The largest ski resort in the country with 50 lifts and 1245 hectares of snowy terrain, Perisher is the most expensive of the Aussie resorts at $112 per day.  Thredbo resort isn’t far behind at $110 per day.Compared to the less desirable wind swept skifields of New Zealand, Australian resorts are well-equipped with modern and fast lifts and good tracks.  However it is questionable if this justifies the price, according to seasoned skier Adrian Peterson.”Lift passes in Canada on my recent trip were only $60 a day,” Mr Peterson commented.Europe also has much lower ticket prices on the lifts, with the world’s largest ski area – Les Trois Vallees in France, charging about half the price of Perisher lift passes at 49.1 Euros (approx $58).Australian resorts do suffer from a short snow season and have the added cost of snowmaking.”Considering our general landscape and climate of beach and sunshine, we are lucky to have snowfields at all,” Mr Peterson pointed out.Do you think our snow resorts are overpriced on lift passes?last_img read more

Qantas resumes PerthSingapore service

first_imgIn an effort to improve services for West Australian travellers, Qantas will resume regular flights between Perth and Singapore from 26 June 2015.The airline has announced it will operate five return Perth-Singapore flights per week on Boeing 737 aircraft, providing almost 1,700 seats on the route each week.Qantas’ regular service between Perth and Singapore ended in May 2014 and since then the airline has only operated the service during peak holiday periods.Qantas International chief executive officer Gareth Evans said the airline is pleased to be able to meet the needs of their customers by resuming the service.“We know how important it is for West Australian business travellers to have seamless access to Asia so we’re delighted to be able to offer the Perth-Singapore route with a schedule and aircraft type that will make it commercially viable,” Mr Evans said.“The new international service has been made possible through the Qantas Group’s aircraft utilisation program – which is about having the right aircraft on the right route – and matching schedules with customer demand.”Passengers on the route will be provided with in-flight entertainment and new economy-class meals.The service arrives in Singapore at 17:20, allowing passengers to easily connect with Qantas’ airline partners in key Asian destinations.Domestic upgrades for West Australian travellers include two additional weekly return flights between Perth and Brisbane, bringing the total flights between the two cities to 30 each week.Qantas will also introduce F100 aircraft on some services out of Perth later this year to better match capacity and meet market demand.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more