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Thanks to Tedisco for protecting kids

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I would like  to show my support in  favor of New York state Sen. Jim Tedisco proposing a law that help fund armed school resource officers among other resources for school districts through a license plate program. The Guardians for Schools license plate program is a step in the right direction. I feel it will be of great value in trying to combat gun violence, which is affecting our schools.Schools are meant to be safe because they are sites of growth and development for young people. Parents should never have to fear that their children will lose their lives to senseless gun violence. Sen. Tedisco, thank you for showing that you really care. I know that I speak for a lot of other people. We are very proud of you.Walter “Neal” BrazellRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationRotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Merkur Sportwetten hires Markus Ettlin as new management spokesman

first_img Merkur Sportwetten increases stake in Belgium’s Betcenter August 4, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Gauselmann Group outlines plans to reopen once lockdown lifted April 24, 2020 Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming March 12, 2020 Related Articles Markus EttlinHaving recently expanded its presence into the Polish sports betting market with a Totolotek SA takeover, Merkur Sportwetten GmbH has announced that it has hired Markus Ettlin as its new Managing Director and Chairman. Ettlin joins Merkur Sportwetten after holding the position of senior manager at the duty-free provider Gebr. Heinemann for 18 years. He joined the Gauselmann Group in December last year and has spent his first few months familiarising himself with the different business segments. Paul Gauselmann, founder and Chairman of the Management Board of the Gauselmann Group commented on the new appointment: “The sports betting business segment is gaining increasing traction within the Gauselmann Group. “In Markus Ettlin we have gained a top manager with many years of experience in wholesale and retailing, who will help to significantly drive the business forward and optimise the customer experience at the point of sale, both bricks-and-mortar and online. “An additional bonus is that he comes from a family business, which will of course aid smooth integration into our corporate culture.”“I am looking forward to my new assignment. Offering our customers a first-class brand experience across all platforms is my top priority. What’s more, forthcoming liberalisation of the market offers huge growth potential,” Markus Ettlin added. Merkur Sportwetten operates as a subsidiary of the Espelkamp-based Gauselmann Group, consolidating the group’s national and international operations. Its portfolio includes the betting broker Cashpoint as well as the sports betting brands XTiP, Cashpoint’s Austria and Denmark divisions, and Betcenter.Its expansion into the Polish market has meant that sports betting enthusiasts will be able to wager bets via MERKUR SUN across 2,200 points of sale (shops, kiosks, terminals) and a wide variety of internet channels.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, April 10 to Sunday, April 12, 2015: Friday, April 10, 2015•8:50 a.m. Aaron L. Fair, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•8:30 a.m. Officers investigated possession of certain stimulants, making false information and theft by known suspect in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•1:17 p.m. Officers investigated an aggravated burglary in the 100 block E. 15th, Wellington.•1:57 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 S. Elm, Wellington.•7:01 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated assault in the 200 block W. 4th, Wellington.•9:46 p.m. Robert L. Heasty, 65, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated assault.•8:04 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 1200 block S. C, Wellington. Saturday, April 11, 2015•1:58 a.m. Officers investigated possession of depressant by a known suspect in the 500 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•5:40 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated indecent liberties with a child in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•7:53 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•8 p.m. Juvenile male, 15, Wellington was referred to juvenile court. Sunday, April 12, 2015•2:20 a.m. Officers investigated driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test and disobeyed stop sign.•2:34 a.m. Rhiannon K. Townsend, 26, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test and disobeyed a stop sign.•8:48 a.m. Officers investigated unlawful discharge of a firearm in the Wellington limits in the 600 block N. Blaine, Wellington by known suspect.•2:58 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block S. C, Wellington.•5:40 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. Olive, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Chad A. Koehler, 38, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Wilbur W. Smith, Wellington.•7:50 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license tag at the city of Wellington Lake.•8:07 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care by known subject(s) in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington.•10:50 p.m. Felicia D. Tidwell, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for parking in a handicapped parking zone.last_img read more

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RBR Community Struggles with Loss

first_imgBy John Burton Red Bank Regional High School is a community in pain, as its members struggle to come to terms with the sudden loss of a well-loved student.“Grief has no limits,” observed Suzanne Keller, program coordinator of the School Based Youth Service Program, at the high school, 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver, as she works with the community to deal with this loss.The program, commonly known as The Source, has seen more than 70 of the high school students coming forward to seek counseling following the sudden death of Albert Edward Martin Jr. The lone senior on the varsity team, Martin collapsed Dec. 3 during a team scrimmage and died.“This was a safe haven for them,” Keller said of the program, as its five full-time counselors addressed the grief students were experiencing over the loss of Martin, who many considered a best friend. His personality crossed many socioeconomic and cultural boundaries among the school’s diverse population.That outpouring continues as students maintain their efforts to raise money to help Martin’s family with the funeral expenses and to honor his memory, said Marianne Kligman, the school’s information officer.Schoolmates have established a small memorial at Martin’s locker; they have written their reflections on a large canvas placed in the school’s common area (which will be given to Martin’s mother); and Martin’s basketball jersey number, 34, will be retired during the first home game on Monday, Dec. 17, Kligman said.“I tell kids this was a tragedy for our school,” Keller says she tells those coming to the Source for support, and addresses what they are feeling.The Rev. James A. Jackson Jr. offers words of comfort and condolences to family and friends during the funeral of Albert Martin Jr., held Dec. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank.There was a sense of profound loss, grief, sadness and tears from the crowd that filled the First Presby­terian Church of Red Bank, also known as Tower Hill Church, at Martin’s Dec. 8 funeral. There also were fond remembrances and smiles and even some laughter as they said goodbye to their friend, known to just about everyone who came in contact with the 6-foot 5-inch student as “Biggie.Hundreds of people crammed into the church, 255 Harding Road, for the viewing and service, with fellow students, family, friends and school and local elected officials on hand to share their grief and memories of the young man.In a voice wavering with emotion, Red Bank Regional Principal Risa Clay read Maya Angelou’s “When Great Trees Fall,” making that connection to Martin, whom she called “a gentle giant.”Martin had the ability to cross racial and socioeconomic lines and “touch hundreds of lives,” in his community and the diverse one that populates the regional high school, she said.“Some of us are angry and some are shocked,” at having lost him, she said. “But all of our lives are better for,” having known Martin.David Prown is a Red Bank business owner with a longstanding history of involvement in helping area youth, was introduced as a mentor to Martin. Prown recalled meeting Albert when the boy was in fifth grade and was playing first base on a local baseball league.“He was bigger than the umpire,” even at that young age, Prown remembered.Prown recalled Martin’s favorite question to him over the years: “Mr. Prown, do you want to get something to eat?” he would ask, usually wanting to go to Burger King. Prown also talked of taking Albert to see a production at the Two River Theater. “The moment the theater went dark, Albert went to sleep,” Prown said, adding it wasn’t long after that Martin began to snore – loudly.Prown’s comments caused the congregation to chuckle and Prown asked them to “close your eyes and think of your favorite Albert memory and open your eyes and see the smiles around you.”Scott Martin, Albert’s basketball coach said, “This week at the high school was one of the most painful times of my life,” … there was “so much hurt, so much pain.“But, there is also something beautiful,” in the way he touched many lives across so many cultural lines and could even disarm the coach or teachers who were irked over some infraction. “He didn’t even have to try … he just did it,” the coach said, with his own voice quivering.“He had this smile,” remembered fellow student Garrett Sickels, “He had this quality of reassurance.”Sickels said he knew Martin since the two were 6-year-olds and became close friends over the course of their lives. They and others would regularly go to a local Chinese buffet restaurant – because it could appease Martin’s large appetite, Sickels said.After Martin’s death, teammates went to the restaurant where Sickels said he opened the fortune cookie that read: “Every down hill has an uphill” and among the lucky numbers was 34 – Albert’s team number and his lucky one.“It was Albert’s way of saying he’s OK,” Sickels assured the mourners.After the funeral, the crowd and family climbed into waiting cars, while others milled around in front of the church. Ishier Lawrence, a 17-year-old Red Bank resident, loosened his dark tie and looked at the hearse preparing to depart.“He was like a brother,” Lawrence said, explaining Martin and he would hang out together, playing Xbox and would go to Elsie’s Subs in Red Bank regularly.“Albert put other people ahead of him. He was a good soul,” Lawrence said before stepping away to read a text on his cellphone. “It was hard to see him go, he had such a bright future ahead of him.”last_img read more

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Pupils benefit from couple’s calling

first_img27 March 2012 Last year, matriculants at Quayiya Secondary School in the informal settlement of Zwelihle, outside Hermanus, notched up a 66% pass rate – an impressive achievement , because just a year before the school had been classified by the Department of Basic Education as dysfunctional, with more than two-thirds of its pupils failing the all-important Grade 12. “We take them to art galleries, farms, radio stations, nature walks, and even crazy beach parties. Often experts in the field of interest accompany us.” “This is where we really move beyond the surface and get to know the children. This is where we learn about their hopes and dreams and aspirations.” De Wet is also the founder of the Enlighten Education Trust which works with youngsters between the ages of 15 and 25 in the Overstrand area. A non-profit organisation which focuses on life skills, life enrichment and leadership, De Wet makes it clear that Enlighten is not an upliftment programme. Ivy Ngoqi and Lungisa Qendu are two such pupils. Familiar with the hard knocks of life, they now believe they have a future. Their work recently attracted sponsorship from insurance group MiWay, which supports the Krynauws’ outreach programme with a car and petrol and mobile costs. This remarkable success is largely the result of the dedicated investment of time and interest by Theo and Angie Krynauw, and the partnership they have built with Quayiya’s principal, Nkosilungile Lolwana. The real thrill they receive from their work is seeing the way the children are beginning to believe in themselves and how they start to visualise their own future, full of hope, says Theo Krynauw. At first they would speak to the pupils every Monday during assembly. The couple would arrive at the school with a borrowed public address system and talk to the 1 200 pupils about living a spiritual and motivated life. “It was as if people had given up on it and couldn’t be bothered any more,” says Krynauw. An exceptionally pretty girl, Ivy could also very easily be a Face of Africa model, the Krynauws believe. To help get her modelling career off the ground, which could ultimately help her to achieve her dream of becoming a paramedic, the Krynauws will take her to Cape Town later this year to build a professional modelling portfolio. When the Krynauws moved down to the coast from Pretoria in February 2011 they felt they had a calling, and had their hearts set on becoming involved in the broader community. “There are thousands of youth trapped in townships with limited life experience or with experiences only moulded by township life,” he says. “We look at those young people with potential and through our three interventions aim to expose them to other experiences and the bigger world outside.” “It has been the most thrilling and fulfilling year of our lives,” says Theo Krynauw. Medical help First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. Life has been very difficult for Ivy since her mother died in December, says Theo Krynauw. But she dreams of becoming a paramedic and, with the couple’s help, is working hard towards that goal. The medical needs of the children are not ignored. The Krynauws have negotiated with general practitioners, dentists, optometrists and audiologists in the area to give their time and professional help in the case of emergencies. Out and aboutcenter_img “It is so rewarding to find children with such potential and then to somehow or other connect them with a source to meet their practical needs, be it medicine or bursary money for further studies.” Rather than settle down to a sedate retirement, a couple from Hermanus in the Western Cape has pitched in to change the lives of pupils at a school in an informal settlement and, in so doing, has helped the school to double its matric pass rate in just one year. “Our focus is not on religion but rather on raising the values of the children in general,” says Krynauw. “If a person feels they have value, they start to do valuable things.” Overstrand junior council De Wet was instrumental in launching the junior council eight years ago, and says that in its history Lungisa stands out as the best to date – quite an achievement considering that some junior mayors came from far more privileged and well-educated backgrounds. Two pupils are chosen from the weekly group and are brought in to spend one night with the Krynauws at home. Getting involved in the community Zwelihle is a Xhosa-speaking settlement of some 30 000 inhabitants, most of whom are unemployed. The couple was touched by the plight of Quayiya, which had such a negative public image that nobody wanted to become involved with it. He adds: “For as long as they want us to be involved we will be involved in this school.” “Some members, such as Lungisa, live in shacks while others come from rich families who travel overseas once a year,” says De Wet. Lungisa is junior mayor of the Overstrand Municipality, where Hermanus is situated. Krynauw refers to him as a “remarkable boy” with leadership qualities that have helped him develop into one of the best junior mayors the area has ever produced, according to Theo de Wet, manager of the Overstrand junior council. Lungisa, who excels in maths, hopes to further his studies after matric. If all goes well, and with the help of the Krynauws, he will qualify for a R75 000 bursary from engineering group Aurecon, to offset the costs of a civil engineering degree. “We went up to the school and told them ‘we are here, we are available, how can we help’,” Krynauw recalls. The junior council is racially representative with the 35 members selected from five schools in the area. Junior council members have to undertake at least eight community service delivery projects during their one year term. With a matric pass rate of 32% in 2010, the school had been classified as dysfunctional and seemed to be beyond saving. This was just the challenge the Krynauws were looking for. The first few assembly meetings were soon followed by more practical exercises and now, each week a different group of ten pupils is taken on an excursion to expose the youngsters to something totally outside of their limited life experience.last_img read more

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World leaders line up to bid Mandela farewell

first_img9 December 2013Some 70 heads of state have confirmed that they will be attending the memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation reported on Monday.The memorial service, to be held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday, is shaping up to include one of the biggest gatherings of world leaders in history.US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron will be among those attending the memorial service, along with former US presidents George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.Department of International Relations: list of heads of state and royalty travelling to South Africa to bid farewell to Nelson MandelaThe government has been working around the clock on the preparations for the event, with most of the world leaders due to arrive in South Africa on Monday.“The world literally is coming to South Africa,” Clayson Monyela, head of public diplomacy for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, told reporters in Pretoria on Monday morning. “On the numbers for the memorial service, we are sitting at over 70 heads of state and government in office and we are looking at 10 for former heads of state and government.”Monyela said the large number of high-profile guests was unprecedented.“I don’t think it has ever happened before,” he said, adding that the United Nations would be represented by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the African Union by AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, “and we have princes and princesses, kings and queens coming”.Monyela said it was a tough task logistically, but that the government was up to the challenge and would ensure that everything went according to plan.The majority of international guests will not travel to Qunu in the Eastern Cape for Mandela’s funeral, which is taking place on Sunday, 15 December.For the memorial service, once the venue is full, people will be redirected to three other stadiums that will be broadcasting the event on giant screens: Ellis Park in Johannesburg, and Orlando Stadium and Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.Cars will not be allowed near the stadiums, but special bus and train services will be running. The event is scheduled to start at 11am, with the stadium entrances scheduled to open at 6am.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Flatrock Passive: Wrapping Up the Air Barrier

first_imgIn the previous post we were beginning to install the OSB air barrier on the interior side of the 2×8 stud walls. Once all joints are caulked with acoustical sealant and then taped, the OSB will act as both an air barrier and a vapor retarder.It didn’t take long to decide that lifting these heavy sheets (each sheet of 1/2-inch OSB weighs about 46 pounds) and attaching them to the ceiling using muscle power and a dead man support was out of the question. Our local Princess Auto had a drywall lift on sale so we bought it (see Image #2 below).We started in one corner of the building. One person on a ladder guiding the other where to push the drywall lift loaded with a sheet of OSB worked great. Our first sheet was cut so that the edge of the sheet could be nailed under the underside of the roof truss. Using a framing nailer armed with 2 3/8-inch nails was the way to go. A hammer and nails was just frustrating. The second run of OSB was offset so the joints were staggered. There were 42 sheets of OSB in the ceiling, which took about eight hours for us to complete.After the ceiling was complete, the next task was to install the OSB on the walls. Luckily we already had a plan in place for this because we had completed the installation on the main level. The batt insulation had already been installed upstairs so all we had to do was start at one corner and install the sheet goods one at a time. Sealing around windows and doorsWith the date for our blower-door test set within the coming week, we had some major work to complete with air sealing around the windows and doors. Like all of the details for the air barrier, there is a redundant system for air sealing. First, the gap between the window and the buck gets a good bead of spray foam. This will provide some air sealing as well as some insulation to the gap. Next, a backer rod is installed. Finally, the backer rod is caulked to the door jambs/header and the window buck.Overall, its not a hard detail to implement… unless there’s not enough space between the window frame and the buck.When the windows were installed, we worked to ensure there was an even space all the way around. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that framing is accurate. It is not. Once a square window goes into a framed opening we quickly saw the bucks weren’t as square as the windows. We had to rob space at one corner of the window in order to get an even space at the opposite diagonal corner. With the longest window (9 feet), this lead to a 1/4-inch gap at the window corner.Low-expansion polyurethane foam was the first step in air-sealing windows and doors.My experience with the window installation is that Kohler doesn’t provide for enough space when specifying windows. They specified the rough opening should be 3/4 inches larger than the window frame. With framing inaccuracies being anywhere from 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch (especially as studs are drying, cupping, and warping), that’s simply not enough room to play with. A full inch would be better and would lead to a better installation, with gaps wide enough to work with.In any case, I had no other option but to work with the space left. Luckily, my spray foam gun has tips which can be inserted into fairly narrow openings. The big issue is seeing how much spray foam you are actually applying to the space between the buck and the window. Using a flashlight helps, but with really deep bucks it was really hard to see. I was using a low-expansion foam so I just had to spray enough so the bead touched the window/door and the buck.After some expansion there was still enough room to push backer rod in place. We caulked the backer rod to the door and the stud opening. For large gaps, we opted to caulk one side of the backer rod to the window/door and caulk the other side to the stud opening. On gaps smaller than 3/8 inch, the gap was filled with caulk.Because of the uneven spacing between the windows and the bucks, we needed a selection of backer rod. I picked up backer rod with thicknesses from 3/8 inch to 3/4 inch for the windows. Backer rod should be about 1/8 inch larger than the gap it’s filling in order for it to be effective. The rod should compress enough that it stays in place. Working around the window I transitioned from one size backer rod to another, pushing it in place with my fingers first and then pushing it firmly against the spray foam using a 4-inch broad knife.It is really amazing how effective backer rod is. The gap at the bottom of one of the sills was too narrow to spray foam. Because the bottom of the window was not caulked (for drainage) we could feel air entering the building from outside (it was a particularly windy day again). My only option here was to insert layers of backer rod. Pushing lengths of backer rod into the gap immediately stopped the air from entering, so I know it is doing the job it was meant to do. Sealing the seamsAfter the OSB was fastened it was time to start air-sealing the seams. The technique is straightforward: simply caulk the seam with a 1/4-inch bead of acoustical sealant and then roll 3M 8067 tape on top (see Image #3 below). After rolling the tape I used a J-roller to apply pressure to the tape and the bead of acoustical sealant. This flattens the acoustical sealant and pushes it into the seam. The walls were completed using the same procedure.Corners… those darn corners! They are a real pain to work with. The 3M tape is too floppy to work with in a corner. Blueskin, on the other hand, is pretty easy in comparison. First, the corner was primed with Bakor Hi Tac Primer. To make an inside corner I simply cut a square of Blueskin, and ran a half cut through the center. After a simple fold it was ready for install (see Images #4 and #5 below).There was an interesting conundrum with the upstairs wall. The OSB is attached to the bottom side of the trusses, then strapped with 2×4 before drywall is attached. In order for the ceiling to be the right height for drywall and to allow for about 1/2 inch of play at the bottom, the exterior wall had to be about 99 1/8 inches high. This height is not standard. Because of this, a single sheet of OSB wasn’t high enough to reach to the top of the wall. We had to add a 3-inch-wide strip all the way around the top of the 2×8 wall. This lead to a minor problem: How to seal the upper corner of the wall with Blueskin? My plan was to run the Blueskin 4 inches down the wall and 2 inches onto the ceiling. This would effectively cover two joints at the one time.Blueskin doesn’t have a split paper backing. Using a straightedge, I could score the paper backing if I cut lightly with a utility knife. 3M tape was too hard to work with in the corners. Blueskin is firmer and easier to place. We came up with a two-person system that allowed us to lay about 8 to 10 feet at a time. We primed the surface with Bakor Hi Tac Primer before applying the self-adhering membrane.The key here is to work slowly and methodically. Trying to rush leads to a bad installation with a lot wrinkles and folds. Even working slowly allows some folding. With some experience working with the material, we eventually were able to minimize wrinkling, mainly through careful observation as we were applying the tape. Overall the installation went pretty smoothly (see Image #6). The trick was to angle the bottom of the sheet against the bottom wall plate, wedge it with a foot and use hand force to compress the insulation while pushing the OSB in place against the studs. Nailing initially (with a framing nailer) at the plate holds the sheet in place. Working our way across and up the sheet with nails on 24-inch centers completed the job. If we overlapped with a window we found that scribing around windows and then cutting to fit worked best. RELATED ARTICLES Questions and Answers About Air BarriersOne Air Barrier or Two?Service Cavities for Wiring and Plumbingcenter_img Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of blogs by David Goodyear describing the construction of his new home in Flatrock, Newfoundland, the first in the province built to the Passive House standard. The first installment of the GBA blog series was titled An Introduction to the Flatrock Passive House. For a list of Goodyear’s earlier blogs on this site, see the “Related Articles” sidebar below; you’ll find his complete blog here. BLOGS BY DAVID GOODYEAR Insulation and an Air BarrierInstalling Windows and DoorsFoam Sheathing and Window DetailsFraming and Air SealingA Well Insulated SlabFootings and Frost WallsA Final Design and Energy ModelingAn Introduction to the Flatrock Passive House Air-sealing the rim joistsAir-sealing the rim joists called for a two-component spray foam (see Image #7 below). Initially, I was going to get a contractor to do this for me. However, after exploring my options, I decided to do it myself. We used a 600-board-foot kit that we purchased at our local Home Depot. We were equipped with a disposable suit, a respirator, safety glasses, and a set of nitrile gloves.Working in the rim joist space is difficult. Space is limited, which makes it hard to orient the spray gun and also makes it hard to see where you are spraying. It took some time to get the application right. Spraying on 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch gives about 1 inch when the foam has fully expanded.We sprayed the corners first then the surfaces as specified in the instructions. We sprayed a second coat after a couple of hours to ensure we had about 2 inches of foam as specified in my construction drawings (see Image #8 below). Spray foam can suffer from issues during the curing process, which can lead to non-uniform R-values. In places where the foam was protruding, I cut it off to inspect the quality. The pieces that were cut were randomly sampled. The inside of the the samples looked almost like XPS insulation. There were no large voids or bubbles so I am pretty confident that the application was good. Spray foam is expensive but about half the price if you do it yourself. A few final detailsSome final details included sealing around the ERV duct vents (see Image #9 below). First, I applied a bead of acoustical sealant around the duct, sealing it to the OSB sheathing. Next was a Roflex gasket from 475 High Performance Building Supply, pushed back to the OSB and tape-sealed with 3M 8067. The same application was completed for our wood stove air intake.In preparation for the blower door test, all duct openings, pipe stubs, etc, were sealed with tape and plastic. According to my Passive House designer, the area included in the thermal boundary is 5,906.8 square feet. Based on the PHIUS standard, I need to hit 0.05 cfm/sq. ft. for a total of 295.34 CFM at 50 pascals of depressurization. This is a hard target to meet but I feel that we have implemented the air-sealing details accurately, so we are hopeful!With the air-sealing details completed, we feel a sense of accomplishment and a sense of uncertainty.last_img read more

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JRU overcomes Adamson, enters semis in Filoil

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Papi Sarr led Adamson with 19 points and 18 rebounds. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Teytey Teodoro went off for the Heavy Bombers, erecting a game-high 23 points to go along five rebounds.JRU head coach Vergel Meneses credited his team’s stingy defense, especially on the three-point area where the Falcons went dry hitting just 6-of-33.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s our defense, our defense carried us the whole game,” said Meneses. “Even though we weren’t scoring, the other team wasn’t able to get on a big run.”Ervin Grospe played lieutenant for the Heavy Bombers and put up 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Austria believes championship experience SMB’s biggest edge For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES FILE PHOTO – Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University booted Adamson University, 67-56, in the quarterfinal stage of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Thursday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The semifinals-bound Heavy Bombers will face the winner between San Beda and University of the Philippines in the other quarterfinals series.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

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10 months agoEx-West Ham defender Collins rips up Aston Villa deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-West Ham defender Collins rips up Aston Villa dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer West Ham defender James Collins has ripped up his contract at Aston Villa.The Mirror says Collins has ripped up a £50,000 contract at Aston Villa after injuring himself just an hour after signing it.Unattached former Welsh international defender Collins has been training with Championship Villa this term after leaving West Ham.Dean Smith tabled a short-term deal worth around £10,000-a-week until the end of January to secure experience and cover at the back.But Collins went out to train later that morning and promptly injured his calf.The star, frustrated with himself, then trooped back inside Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground and tore up the paperwork. last_img read more

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Stars Attend Rush HeARTS Luncheon

first_imgRussell Simmons, Cynthia Nixon, Kenneth Cole, Cynthia Rowley and Angela Simmons were just a few of the many attendees at last week’s Rush HeARTS Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel, hosted by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.Danny Simmons, Angela Simmons, Russell SimmonsCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesCynthia Nixon served as the host of the event that honored Daymond John, Cynthia Rowley & Bill Powers, Amber & CC Sabathia and featured artist Shantell Martin, who were recognized for their careers and philanthropic achievements, and their unyielding dedication to our youth, arts and education initiatives.Cynthia Nixon at Rush HeARTS LuncheonCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe luncheon featured a special guest performance by Marsha Ambrosius and music by DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss.The Annual Rush HeARTS Education Valentine’s Luncheon raises funds for Rush’s Education programs for New York City’s inner city youth.last_img read more