Labourer jailed for larceny

first_imgTwenty-two-year-old Preston Skeete, a labourer of Central Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, will spend the next four years behind bars after being found guilty on two counts of larceny.Preston SkeeteThe sentence was handed down by Magistrate Wanda Fortune when Skeete made his final appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.He was sentenced to two years in prison on the first count of larceny which stated that on April 7, 2018, while at Amelia’s Ward, he stole a cellular phone from Shondel Frank valued $20,000, a purse valued $4,000 and $236,000 in cash. The items amounted to a total value of $260,000 and were the properties of Shondel Frank.He was also sentenced to two additional years behind bars on the second count which stated that on August 17, 2018, while at Lot 6043 Third Phase, Amelia’s Ward, he stole two gold chains valued $168,000 from Felicia Seon. Skeete is presently before the court on an attempted murder charge. That case is still pending.last_img read more

Man United transfer news: Seven players who could be leaving Old Trafford

first_img 6. Will Keane – Keane scored the first goal of the Mourinho era against Wigan, but, like Wilson, he has fallen down the list of forwards at United’s disposal. At 23 years old, it is likely any move away from the club will now be a permanent one. 7 7 5. Andreas Pereira – Pereira scored against Wigan in preseason but Mourinho has made it clear he is not in his first-team plans just yet. Pereira could be sent out on loan to gain some Premier League experience, but looks like he could make an impact at the club in the future. 2. Adnan Januzaj – Januzaj was once hailed as the heir apparent to Ryan Giggs after he was handed the Welshman’s iconic no.11 jersey. However, after an unsuccessful loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, the Belgian is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. David Moyes is keen to bring him to Sunderland and there is also interest from the likes of AC Milan, but Januzaj is eager to make his exit permanent, rather than another loan deal. 7 7 Paddy McNair and Donald Love both left Manchester United for Sunderland this week as Jose Mourinho begins to trim his first team squad ahead of the new season.Following the signing of Paul Pogba for a world record fee of £89m, Mourinho spoke of having his desired squad size of 23 players, including the goalkeepers.His next job is to cut the rest of his squad, with anyone not included in that 23 at risk of being sold.But which players not in the 23 could be on their way out of Old Trafford, either on loan or permanently?Click the arrow above, right, as talkSPORT looks at seven squad members whose time as a Red Devil could be over. 7 1. Bastian Schweinsteiger – click the arrow, right, to see who else could be on their way out of Old Trafford – Schweinsteiger has been banished from the first team and forced to train with the under 23s as Mourinho looks to move the 32-year-old on from the club. The former Germany captain has yet to speak out on the situation but Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has accused the United boss of a lack of respect. Schweinsteiger is thought to be attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs however. 7 7 3. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – Despite a fantastic breakthrough season under Louis van Gaal, Borthwick-Jackson could be sent out on loan as it appears Mourinho favours Marcos Rojo as Luke Shaw’s back up. 7. Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Like Borthwick-Jackson. Fosu-Mensah made a positive start to his United career at right back, but he is also capable at centre back and defensive midfield. However, despite moving to the shirt number 24, he too could be sent out to gain more experience, with Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian ahead of him for the right back spot. 4. James Wilson – Wilson has not been handed a squad number this season which suggests he is on his way out of the club after being taken over in the pecking order by Marcus Rashford. Birmingham and Fulham are leading the chase for the Englishman but it could just be another loan deal after he spent the end of last season at Brighton. last_img read more

Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona all chasing the ‘next Philippe Coutinho’

first_img targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Aouar has been compared to Barca and former Liverpool man Coutinho REVEALED LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Although the Brazil international is still only 26, the Catalonians are aware they are no longer Europe’s elite team because they are still yet to properly replace Xavi and Andres Iniesta.Aouar has scored five goals already this season and is comfortable playing as a No.8, a No.10 or as an attacking midfielder from the left-hand side. 2 Houssem Aouar is being tracked by Chelsea and Liverpool ahead of the January transfer window.The Lyon midfielder has wowed French football fans with his technical brilliance in Ligue 1 and is also a transfer target for Barcelona. The Brazil international left Anfield in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father center_img targets The 20-year-old broke into the first team in his home town last season and has not looked back, with his high-energy and skills impressing scouts across Europe.He turned down in the Reds as a youngster before signing his first professional deal with Lyon and Liverpool have continued to monitor his progress.However, according to RMC Sport, Chelsea and Barca are also looking at the playmaker.The Blues are preparing themselves for another bumper offer from Real Madrid for star man Eden Hazard, while their LaLiga rivals believe Aouar is the natural replacement for Philippe Coutinho. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Latest Transfer Stories Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND RANKED last_img read more

LETTERKENNY CULTURE NIGHT 2013 EVENTS REVEALED

first_imgBy RACHEL McLAUGHLIN: Free music, art and entertainment events are promised for September 20 as Letterkenny’s Culture Night schedule is revealed today.The seventh annual culture and heritage night will take place in venues all across the town from 6pm to 11pm. All events are family friendly and free of charge. Full Tilt Recording Studios will host an open recording session in studio, where a brand new dance track will be produced on the night.Live music performances will be held at An Grianán Theatre, the Regional Culture Centre and St. Eunan’s Cathedral, among other venues.Sports fans can admire and recall Donegal’s past and present Sporting Heroes at an exhibition in Donegal County Museum. Drama brings Ulster heritage to the fore in performances such as The Footstep Theatre’s ‘Planters, Paupers & Rebels’.Indoor and outdoor art exhibitions include the ‘Loinnir’ Sculpture Trail in Letterkenny Town Park. The illuminated display had great success over the years in many Donegal locations. Get hands-on at art workshops for all ages at Create a Link Art Studio, or sit back and relax at a special edition of North West Words open mic readings and music at Café Blend.Culture Night 2013 has something for everyone.View and download the events brochure at http://www.donegallibrary.ie/media/donegal-library/contentassets/files/pdflibrary/Culture_Night_2013_Programme.pdfLETTERKENNY CULTURE NIGHT 2013 EVENTS REVEALED was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

WIND FARM BOSSES AND COUNCIL IN LEGAL BATTLE OVER NEW TURBINE

first_imgDD Exclusive: Picture of the enforcement notice attached to the gate of the wind farm by council officials last nightExclusive: A Donegal Co Council Enforcement order has been served on the directors of Loughderryduff windfarm, Conal Shovlin, John Gillespie, Inge Buckley and Peter Mc Ardle.This was served yesterday and was attached to the entrance gate of the controversial windfarm between Ardara and Glenties.However we understand the directors are set the launch a legal challenge to the council’s move after being told they didn’t have seek planning permission. The enforcement order relates to the erection of a wind turbine without planning permission.The work on this development commenced on Monday but immediately ran into difficulties when the lorry containing part of the turbine tower slid into the verge on the narrow country road at The Tullies”.It is understood that another lorry containing another part of the turbine was involved in a road traffic accident in France en route to Donegal.The turbine is currently partially erected. The enforcement notice at the site orders the “said development to cease immediately” and “remove the unauthorised wind turbine in its entirety including all constituent parts from the subject site”.However North West Wind Ltd has told its investors in a memo that the work at the site is “repair work” and legal advice given to it was that planning permission was NOT required.Sources say the issue could now become embroiled in the courts.  WIND FARM BOSSES AND COUNCIL IN LEGAL BATTLE OVER NEW TURBINE was last modified: September 5th, 2013 by John2Share 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:disputeDonegal County CouncilLoughderryduffwind farmlast_img read more

Donegal United Nations veterans to be remembered

first_imgMembers of the United Nations Veterans Association will gather next Sunday at a wreath-laying ceremony in Letterkenny.The Post 19 Branch Letterkenny will host the event and all the different associations are invited to attend and join the Guard Of Honour.The different associations and families of deceased members who lost their lives on active service overseas with the United Nations will lay wreaths in their honour. Association dress and medals are to be worn.The event will be hosted at the U.N. memorial in Conwal Graveyard Letterkenny at 2pm on Sunday, September 15.Proceedings will get underway at 2pm and the different associations taking part are asked to attend at 1.30pm.Refreshments will be served after the event in the Mount Errigal Hotel. The event is also open to the public.Donegal United Nations veterans to be remembered was last modified: September 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

San Jose Sharks forward’s NHL career at a crossroads

first_imgSAN JOSE — Forward Antti Suomela, arguably the Sharks’ biggest free agent signing out of Europe in 2018, is now fighting for a job to stay in the NHL.“This is the biggest year for me, absolutely,” Suomela said Tuesday. “I really want to play well this year.”Suomela, 25, receives his first opportunity Tuesday to show he belongs, as he’ll start on a line with Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc for the Sharks’ preseason … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img

Geocaching in 2015: A Year in Review

first_img2015 was an epic year in the world of geocaching. There were many laughs, plenty of new geocaches hidden, and a lot of “Found it” logs.  As we start to plan for the new year ahead,  it’s fun to reflect on many of the amazing things that happened in 2015. Here are 15 of them. 8) GeoTours expanded.19 new GeoTours were launched this year, bringing the GeoTour grand total at 61 tours worldwide. The average number of geocaches per tour is 44, and their geocaches tend to have more favorite points than the average geocache. 10) Geocachers celebrated Pi. And puzzles. And ate pie.While some folks celebrated Pi Day on March 14 (3.14) with a slice of pi pie, we celebrated this year’s Pi Day with two new souvenirs…and pie. The first souvenir was earned by 37,000 geocachers who attended an event on that day. The second souvenir celebrated the mystery of pi—to earn it, geocachers had to log a “Found It” on a Mystery Cache. Kudos to the 50,000 geocachers who took on that head scratching challenge. 123456<> GIFF weekend! A mouth watering and well-themed buffet at one of the GIFF events. At GC62QRQ in the Netherlands. This was a short film made by the event hosts, featuring the event attendees…which was incorporated into a new Puzzle cache. At GC64R4K, a GIFF Weekend event in Hong Kong. Sparkler after-GIFF-party at GC64KHQ in the United Kingdom. HurricaneJuan, creator of the film “Saturday” at GC5VCFG in Florida. A theater full of geocachers at GC62MTK in Slovenia. An outdoor GIFF event in Texas. GC65G3T, a GIFF event in a Burger King in Moscow. A very real, giant GIFF chocolate bar at GC64NMA in Lanvénégen, France. Geocachers at a very cozy GIFF event in Tel-Aviv. <> A group of kids hides a geocache in Nepal. The ultimate “found it” face. Image by lividity at GC40JXW. 13) Geocachers watched 16 creative geocaching films at GIFF Weekend.The GIFF (Geocaching International Film Festival) Weekend 2015 souvenir was awarded to over 14,000 geocachers who attended 449 GIFF events in 46 countries. That’s amazing. But what’s even more amazing is the sheer number of special and wonderful moments that happened at all the movie nights. 123456<> 11) Five new countries received their own geocaching souvenirs.Time to update your bucket lists, geocachers. Cheers to Thailand, Turkey, Estonia, Lithuania, and Slovenia who were added to the growing list of country souvenirs this year! What was your favorite geocaching moment from 2015?Share with your Friends:More A group of community volunteer reviewers from around the world answers questions at this year’s Block Party panel. Four U.S. community volunteer reviewers having a good time at the event. Geocaching HQ’er Heather visits with a group of Swedish reviewers. A group of community volunteer reviewers from around the world answers questions at this year’s Block Party panel. A community volunteer translator from Slovenia explores the Italian mountainside. A group of German community volunteer reviewers. The group attempting the infamous gum wall cache in Seattle. <> 5) The game’s 453 community volunteers made the game better for everyone through their contributions as reviewers, moderators, and translators. Restoration CITO event. Beautiful area for CITO-ing in the Czech Republic. This little geocacher smiles as she picks up trash around a park. CITO in Costa Dorada, Spain. CITO event in France that involved restoring this old walking bridge. This CITO event was a huge success. Can you tell? Germany’s Frühjahrsputz am Kemnader See 2015 CITO group photo. HQ’er Alex smiles as she planted a new plant at a local park. CITO essentials. <> 1234567<> Geocaching in Cambodia. Four geocachers explore old ruins while geocaching in Albania. Geocachers from the German Mudmen geocaching group conquer the Alps. Geocaching family at GCQMX8 in Santiago, Chile . Geocacher Diegeocrasher at GC20FAE in South Africa. Antartic geocaching at GC115ZX. 6) Geocachers joined in the global CITO (Cache In, Trash Out) movement and gave back to our lovely planet. Over 19,000 geocachers collected garbage, restored natural areas, and worked on community improvement projects during CITO weekend in April. If each person picked up one 5 lb (2.26 kg) bag of trash, that’s over 40 metric tons of garbage collected. That’s (approximately) 7.4 elephants, or 7 elephants and two cows. This impressive number does not include the hundreds of additional CITO events that took place throughout the rest of year. A wonderful summer full of geocaching adventures. Road Trip! Instagram #geocaching photo contest winner @aventyrsmobilen. Every road tripper needs a trusty co-pilot. Many geocachers joined in the fun. Instagram #geocaching photo contest finalist @skaubystine. Instagram #geocaching photo contest finalist @yeseniascenter_img 9) Over 52,000 geocachers around the world went on a Geocaching Road Trip.During the summer months, geocachers had the opportunity to complete five geocaching quests, each of which earned them a special souvenir for their geocaching profile. By completing all missions, they earned an extra special 6th souvenir. The theme was “Geocaching Road Trip”, and the adventures were epic. A group of kiddos search for the code word at the last ever Geocaching Block Party Mega-Event in Seattle. Tree climbing event GC66NYX in France. A geocacher signs the giant blow-up “15” logbook at the last ever Geocaching Block Party Mega-Event in Seattle. A very unique logbook at a small Meet & Greet. Geocachers blew bubbles at this event in Europe. Signal at the 2015 GeoWoodstock. Yummy geocaching events all day long! 2015 Pi Day Event Logbook. Eating pie at a “Pi Day” geocaching event. Thailand Souvenir. Estonia Souvenir. Turkey Souvenir. Lithuania Souvenir. Slovenia Souvenir. 7) 4 incredible trackable branded promotions took place, including the super cute Mountain Warehouse promo.With nearly 500 photos entered into the Mountain Warehouse photo contest, geocachers showed clever photography skills while shooting Meryl Sheep trackable tags all over the British countryside and beyond. One particular trackable, Wooliam the Sheep, has already traveled 32,000+ miles (51,499 km). “GeoWoodstock” –the 1st Geocaching Mega-Event– held in Texas May 2006. Every year since, GeoWoodstock keeps movin’ and groovin’ to new locations. The first Geocoin ever created by Moun10bike in 2001. Back in 2001, geocachers Eoghan and Pumpkin Princess decided to throw a little gathering in Austin, Texas with their geo-buddies. This was the first recorded instance of a geocaching get-together, now known today as an Event Cache. The plaque marks the exact location of the first geocache ever placed. “GCF” (and its can of beans) was hidden by David Ulmer on May 3, 2000. Co-Founder & CEO Jeremy Irish placed the first Geocoin in a cache in 2001. Take a little trip down memory lane –and pick up some trash along the way– to the first ever CITO event held on April 26th, 2003. At one point in time, there was a colony of Signals. ‪This was the first Signal Doll shipment at Geocaching HQ. The three founders of Geocaching.com at their then new office in downtown Seattle. The first image of the geocaching mascot Signal the Frog was revealed on a t-shirt in August 2003. ‪ The oldest active geocache –GC30 Mingo– was hidden in Kansas on May 11, 2000. 14) Geocaching.com added new languages.The Geocaching.com website is now translated into 22 different languages including English. The iPhone and Android Free apps are also available in 19 different languages. More to come!15) There were over 83,000,000 logged geocaches and over 588,000 new geocaches published this year.Great job, geocachers. Great job. 12) New features were added to make your geocaching world a bit better.Message Center? Check.New search? Check. Lots of new features on the free geocaching app? Check.More features to come in 2016! 3) A group of courageous geocachers journeyed to the center of the earth to log an EarthCache. Well, sort of.Need more laughs? Check out all the past geocaching April Fools videos:2012 – Cachers of Steel2013 – T.I.N.Y.2014 – DNF Pride4) The geocaching community grew.In December, the 15 millionth geocaching account was created on Geocaching.com. Considering that many geocaching accounts represent families, couples, teams, and other groups, there are well more than 15 million geocachers worldwide. 123<> 1) We celebrated 15 years of geocaching!It’s hard to believe that the hobby we all love celebrated its 15th birthday this year. During this time of nostalgia, it’s fun to look back at some of the most historic moments in geocaching history. 2) A year of events. Great events. 2 Giga-Events (5,000+ geocachers)45 Mega-Events (500+ geocachers)Over 28,000 geocaching events totalIt’s evident from all the fun gatherings that took place that geocachers enjoyed making new friends and spending time with the old at an average of over 76 geocaching events per day!   SharePrint RelatedConfirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Geocaching 2 by 2 – Power your Relationships with GeocachingJune 3, 2013In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” <> From all of us at Geocaching HQ, thank you for making this year the best geocaching year to date. <> 12345<> Warm waters & lots of signatures. 24 hour trip geocaching in Alaska. This group of kiddos are super excited to find the cache… and its swag. Geocaching in the classroom. How to make the best ammo can cache ever.last_img read more

Creating a New Tool for Builders

first_imgA Web-Based Information Resource From the DOEEnergy Modeling Isn’t Very AccurateWUFI Is Driving Me CrazyA Brief Introduction to WUFI, in 5 Easy PiecesEnergy Modeling Has a Very Fast Payback Why Don’t Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency?Measuring Passive House Energy Performance RELATED ARTICLES By this time next year, if all goes well, builders will be able to tap into a unique source of online advice for designing exterior walls that deliver high energy efficiency with minimal risk.Building Science Advisor, already in the works for a year and a half, is still at least six months away from completion. But when it’s up and running, the interactive website will blend real-world advice with computer simulations to help builders choose the least risky path to high-performance.Spearheading the project is André Desjarlais, the program manager for Building Envelope and Urban Systems Research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The target audience, he says, are builders who are nervous about the risks associated with building tighter, better insulated houses. He heard plenty of those misgivings through Building America, the Department of Energy program that addresses building science questions for residential construction.“Through the grapevine, we got a lot of feedback,” Desjarlais said by phone. “Builders were saying, ‘I’m really nervous about the changing of the building codes. You’re adding insulation; you’re making the wall systems more airtight. You’re forcing me out of my comfort zone. How do I know this is going to work? How do I know I’m not going to get into problems.’”In a survey conducted by the Home Innovation Research Labs, the research arm of the National Association of Home Builders, builders were asked what kept them up at night. “Moisture in walls, moisture in attics, were one and two,” Desjarlais said. “The survey agreed with our casual observation of what people were telling us.” Computer simulations weren’t enoughAt first, Desjarlais and his colleagues thought they could build a huge database of wall systems using computer simulations alone. The Building Envelopes Program at Oak Ridge already had loads of data on various wall systems. Why not turn that into an online library accessible to builders?Because, they realized, lots of builders don’t trust computer simulations. One reason is what’s politely called the “garbage in, garbage out” effect: however good the computers and software may be, loading information into a modeling program improperly will never produce anything but inaccurate results. Computer modeling is especially contentious among builders when it comes to predicting how high-efficiency buildings, such as those built to the Passive House standard, will actually perform.“There are some people out there who go out of their way to bad-mouth computer simulations,” he said. “What I think what they’re really bad-mouthing is there are a lot of people out there who are not skilled enough to do that sort of exercise, who don’t have the knowledge to appreciate the outcomes of the selections they make to run the computer simulations.“The tools are correct from a physics perspective,” he continued. “We’ve validated the tools so many different times, whether they be on masonry systems or stick-built systems. We’re confident that if you do it right it works. But a couple of people who yell louder than most have gotten it into the builders’ minds that these computer models just don’t work.”Developers thought the solution was to anchor the program in the expert opinions of builders in the field and fill in the gaps with computer simulations when the information was incomplete or contradictory. Builders, it seemed, wanted more than an online library of research papers or a stack of magazine articles before diving into the world of energy-efficient construction. Getting advice from buildersDesjarlais and his group began looking for builders who could contribute information based on their experience. Over the course of a year, they solicited builders at conferences and trade shows, giving them a “teaser” of what they hoped the tool would do and eventually collecting the names of some 200 builders who said they were willing to help.These builders became the beta testers for the Building Science Advisor. This past August, Oak Ridge sent a link for the in-development web tool and asked for comments. The comment period ended in early October, with about half of the original list of builders taking the time to go over the site and sending in their comments.“We got everything from ‘This is the best thing that ever happened,’ to ‘You guys are stupid, this has already been done,’ and everything in between,” Desjarlais said.Developers are still going over the comments with the goal of creating some general rules that would be useful to other builders. “What we want,” he said, “is a good a compilation of expert advice as we possibly can put together.”Desjarlais said there are at least two other web-based tools designed to give builders similar insights. One, created by a company called IBACOS, is called Perform. It offers an online library to its client base of mostly production builders. The other online tool is the Wall Thermal Design Calculator developed by the Canadian Wood Council.Desjarlais said one important distinction is that Building Science Advisor rules will be created with the help of dynamic rather than steady-state calculations. Dynamic calculations, he said, take into account the constantly changing conditions that affect buildings rather than relying on brief snapshots of climate and performance. The Canadian design tool, he said, doesn’t include very challenging building scenarios. Although it uses WUFI simulations, it’s focused on wood construction with low energy loads.“You can’t find anything that doesn’t pass there,” Desjarlais said of the Wall Thermal Design Calculator. “Everything passes. If I use very low moisture loads, I can make anything pass. What good is that?”(A spokeswoman said the Perform library has information on more than just wall systems, but access to the library isn’t free.) How the tool will workBuilding Science Advisor will include recommendations for between 80 and 90 cities around the country, spread out geographically and climatically as best its developers could manage. Although the number of data sets is low, Desjarlais said the hope is that builders who can’t find the city where they plan to build will be able to find a city with a similar climate — in a neighboring state, say.Desjarlais said developers want to put their money into describing the maximum number of potential wall systems rather than a long list of building locations.A builder planning a house in Maine, for example, could choose one of two cities as a starting point. After logging on, the builder would begin specifying building components — framing, insulation, and cladding, for example — and get an idea of how risky the wall might be. In the end, Desjarlais says the tool will treat systems “probabilistically” to give builders the odds on whether a particular wall system will result in moisture or other problems.“No one else has done that in the past,” he said. “Instead of saying, ‘This wall passes and this wall fails,’ you say, ‘Eighty-seven percent of the time this wall is OK, and 92% of the time this wall is OK,’ and so you can give people a better indication of what how close you are to getting into trouble.“Then, this is André’s vision, you can start playing some ‘what ifs,’ ” Desjarlais continued. “What if I get rid of this component and put a cheaper component in? My risk goes up by 5% but I just saved a dollar a square foot. It gives builders some useful information they can work with and make their own decisions. They can make the decision based on data as opposed to whim, or whatever.”Computer modeling still plays a role, but mostly when there isn’t enough information coming in from builders, or the information is contradictory or unclear. “One of the interesting things about getting information from so-called experts is how frequently the experts disagree,” Desjarlais said. “We can use computer modeling to get to solutions where we have a disagreement of opinions, or for a family of systems where there isn’t enough wisdom.“Hopefully the tool will tell them the same thing that their own experience tells them. If we can do that in 90% of the cases I think we’ll be in good shape.”The website will not make an attempt to predict the costs of various wall systems, Desjarlais said — at least that’s the case at the moment. Material and labor costs associated with different wall types is out of date as soon as it’s published, he said, and individual builders will be far better suited to collecting that information.Desjarlais said that he hopes the website will go live by next August. It probably will be hosted at the Building America Solution Center. Access will be free. (To read a GBA review of the Building America Solution Center web site, see A Web-Based Information Resource From the DOE.)last_img read more

Valdez: We have to maintain composure in Game 3

first_imgPalace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR That sequence pushed Bali Pure on the hill, 14-13, and a point away from making the finals.Valdez, however, redeemed herself when her 15th and final point of the game came off Keddy’s fingertips, giving Creamline a 15-14 edge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Keddy’s leadership is also what makes Bali Pure a strong team,” praised Valdez, who also marveled at the American’s imposing presence on the floor.“I didn’t think I was going to get blocked at that point but I really didn’t think about the score. I just wanted to get the ball back and score a kill,” Valdez recalled. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Creamline went on to topple Bali Pure in five sets with the Cool Smashers earning their first win over the Water Defenders this conference after four tries.And it couldn’t have come at a better time with Creamline facing elimination.The Cool Smashers forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Thursday and the former Ateneo standout expects the Water Defenders to be at their best.“The important thing is we just have to maintain our composure in Game 3.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez coiled her body in the air before unleashing a forceful spike that more often than not, translates to a point for her team and triggers a wild celebration from the crowd.But that particular moment on Tuesday night was a different story with Jennifer Keddy, Bali Pure’s lengthy 6-foot-4 import, meeting Valdez midair and emphatically denying the Creamline star’s attempt.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: LeBron channels his inner Mamba, rocks Kobes in practice LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more