Humboldt Crabs host PUF Caps as home stretch of 2016 season approaches

first_imgSome of those players will head to college in the fall and will be college teammates with players on the Crabs’ roster. Others will be … ARCATA >> If you were to take a quick glance at the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists’ 2016 roster, you would see one singular commonality no matter what name you come across.Division I school. Division I school. Division I school. Division I school.It happens 30 times as you scroll down from name to name.The Caps, by the way, have 30 players.last_img

The Largest Passivhaus Building in the U.S.

first_imgDuring schematic design, the project team chose to remove the trash room, elevator, laundry rooms, and fitness room from the conditioned Passivhaus envelope. These spaces require high ventilation rates. If the spaces had been located inside of the Passivhaus zone, the large volumes of conditioned air that will be exhausted from the building would have made it difficult to attain the Passivhaus goal.There were also concerns about the degree of airtightness that could be achieved at these spaces given the number and size of vents that would be required at the laundry rooms and elevator shaft. This early decision has had significant ramifications on later design decisions and is currently being studied for revision as construction is progressing. 2×10 studsThe three-story wood-framed building sits on a slab-on-grade foundation (see Image #1, above). Typical exterior walls have 2×10 framing with blown-in fiberglass cavity insulation and 1 1/2-inch-thick rigid mineral wool exterior insulation (see Image #7, below). Mineral wool was chosen due to its permeability and capacity to facilitate drying to the exterior.At the exterior walls, the plywood sheathing (with taped seams) serves as the primary air barrier. Plastic housewrap installed over the sheathing serves as the water-resistive barrier. A smart vapor barrier is located on the interior of the wall framing. This is a polyamide membrane with a variable permeance rating to allow the wall to dry to the interior.The ground floor slab sits on a 4-inch layer of EPS insulation, which also wraps around and under the perimeter and interior footings. Type II EPS is used under the slab and at the sides of the footings; however, Type IX EPS is used under the footings for its higher bearing capacity. American HRVsSelection of the heat-recovery ventilation equipment required a similar amount of scrutiny as the window selection (see Image #9, below). Products offered by European manufacturers were evaluated and compared with those offered by North American manufacturers. This was a challenging process as inconsistencies between the different testing standards made it difficult to compare the performance of one ERV or HRV to another.Ultimately, the team chose to use equipment from the Loren Cook Company — a North American manufacturer — due in part to cost considerations, but also based to a significant degree on the mechanical contractor’s prior experience with that manufacturer’s products. Space heating with heat pumps and electric-resistance heatersThe building will be served by three rooftop mechanical penthouses housing HVAC equipment (see Image #5, below). Each penthouse will serve a “pod” of 18 to 20 apartments and a portion of the common areas. Rather than designing a fully centralized system, or a decentralized system with individual HVAC units in each apartment, the pod design is an approach that provides a high degree of efficiency while simplifying distribution and likely cutting down on maintenance needs.Approximately 90% of the space heating demand will be met by heat pumps delivering space heat through the ventilation system, while wall-mounted electric resistance cove heaters in the apartments will fulfill the remaining 10% (see Image #8, below). An L-shaped buildingThe building has an L shape, with two wings of residential units and a “knuckle” of common spaces at the corner (see Image #6, below). Although in terms of energy-efficient design, the building form is not optimal — either from an orientation or massing standpoint — the L shape was required to meet urban design guidelines in the Orenco Station district of Hillsboro. RELATED ARTICLES Placing a Concrete Foundation on Rigid Foam InsulationWalls and Windows for the Orenco PassivhausMultifamily Passivhaus Project Starts in OregonOnion Flats’ Big Multifamily Passivhaus PlanA Passivhaus Take on MultifamilyA Net-Zero Multifamily Project in Seattle Multifamily Construction is Good News for Green Building Construction has startedIn 2011, REACH selected Walsh Construction Company as the general contractor for the project. We’ve been at the table with REACH and the design team from project inception, working together in a highly collaborative effort to help put the project together. Construction began in June 2014, and a great deal has happened at the site since then.The project is scheduled for completion in May 2015. Over the next six months, we plan to share stories of the construction, including successes as well as some of the challenges we’ve encountered along the way. In Portland’s western suburbs, a structure is on the rise that could change the face of affordable housing in America. Situated adjacent to the Orenco Station light rail transit stop in Hillsboro, Oregon, the Orchards at Orenco will provide 57 units of housing. The project sponsor, REACH Community Development, is aiming to achieve Passivhaus certification. When complete in the spring of 2015, Orchards read more

Corporates played their part in India’s gold rush

first_imgIt isn’t cheap to grow champions. They need years of nurturing and care to deliver on the promise they show in their formative years. In a country like India, where a large number of parents don’t have the resources to fulfil the latent potential in their children, it is necessary for others to step in. Corporate academies have played a great role in identifying talent at the grass-root level.In sports such as archery and hockey, the scouts may have to go to remote areas for this purpose. The Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur is one such initiative whose contribution is not lost on its products.”The academy’s role in the development of Indian archery is exemplary. The coaches there are fully dedicated and pursue their passion with single-minded dedication,” Rahul Banerjee, who won the gold medal in the men’s individual recurve at the Commonwealth Games, told MAIL TODAY. Rahul, the brother of another acclaimed archer, Dola Banerjee, also won the bronze in the team recurve event.Besides the two siblings, women’s individual recurve gold medallist Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar, the men’s individual recurve bronze medallist, have also honed their skills at the Tata Archery Academy. “I joined the academy when I was in class X and stayed there for six years. They take care of the educational needs as well as boarding and lodging. The cadets also get scholarships,” Rahul said.”Coaches such as Dharmendra Tiwary and Purnima Mahato have rendered great service to the sport. In addition, foreign coaches also visit the academy regularly. I also go there whenever required.” Archery being a traditional sport, its practitioners are less likely to be found in big cities. “The scouts go to remote areas in Jharkhand, Orissa, Punjab and North-East to select their cadets,” the archer said.advertisementSteel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is another corporation doing its bit for sports. At present, it runs fully functional academies in hockey, football, athletics and archery. “There are organisations who are promoting other sports. We are concentrating on games that are popular at the grass-root level in these areas,” SAIL’s assistant general manager (sports) Surinder Khanna, in charge of all the academies run by the conglomerate, told MAIL TODAY.The steel giant operates an academy for hockey in Rourkela, two for football in Bokaro and Burnpur, for athletics at Bhilai (boys) and Durgapur (girls) and one for archery at Kiriburu in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. In fact, former India captain Dilip Tirkey is known to visit the hockey academy and has also been present at selection trials.”The academies take in cadets in different age groups and depending on the promise they show, can remain there for three to five years,” Khanna said. “All their educational, boarding, food and medical expenses are taken care of and they are also paid a stipend.” But the lack of employment opportunities presents a hindrance to the development of these players.”Unfortunately, we cannot recruit them at SAIL. We cannot stop them from earning a livelihood as sometimes they are the sole breadwinners in their families. Most of them move on to the railways or police who provide them employment,” the official said. Players like Birendra Lakra and Sushil Xalco have already represented the country in hockey at various levels.last_img

10 months agoWatford demand huge money for PSG target Doucoure

first_imgWatford demand huge money for PSG target Doucoureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford are demanding huge money for Abdoulaye Doucoure.The Mirror says PSG must pay up if they want Watford’s Doucoure.The Hornets rate their player just as highly as they did Richarlison.That means the French club will have to find the £50 million or more that Everton did to take their Brazilian.Head coach Javi Gracia accepts it will be very tough to keep Doucoure at Vicarage Road if PSG get close to their asking price. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoLiverpool could lose Salah after strong season – Mido

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool could lose Salah after strong season – Midoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool could lose Mohamed Salah if he has another 25 goal season, Egypt legend Mido has claimed.The 26-year-old bagged an incredible 44 goals across all competitions in his debut season for the Reds.After a slow start to the season, Salah now has 16 goals to his name. And Mido believes his continued success would attract attention from the world’s biggest clubs.Mido told CNN: “You never know in football.”If Barcelona or Real Madrid come for you your head is going to flip, all the players are like that.”Barcelona and Real Madrid are different – no disrespect to Liverpool.”I think Barcelona and Real Madrid were waiting to see how Salah would do this season; they don’t buy players after only one good or great season.”I think if Salah scores 25-plus goals, I think they will come for him and it will be difficult for Liverpool to keep him.” last_img

10 months agoReal Madrid fullback Carvajal: We should’ve finished off Villarreal

first_imgReal Madrid fullback Carvajal: We should’ve finished off Villarrealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal admits they blew two points for their draw with Villarreal.Real kicked off 2019 with a 2-2 draw against the Yellow Submarine.Carvajal lamented, “We had some real chances to finish the game and make it 1-3, but in the end, we drew and dropped two points. We needed those three points to close the gaps on the leader. Now we need to keep working hard and rack up some points. This is not an easy place to come play. We’re disappointed because we were ahead for practically the whole match and not winning really stings.””We knew that they would have to push forward and leave the defence open. Before finishing with a draw, we had two massive chances to kill it off, we did not finish and they nicked a goal at the end.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

‘Operation Restore Paradise’ Begins May 20

first_img The St. James Municipal Corporation, in collaboration with the police, will be undertaking activities aimed at restoring and maintaining law and order in the Parish starting on Monday, May 20. The initiative dubbed ‘Operation Restore Paradise’ will span one week, and will involve other agencies including the Ministry of Health and Wellness, National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Island Traffic Authority, Transport Authority and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard. Story Highlights “So we are going to de-culture persons by telling them what is right, by showing them the stuff that they are not supposed to do. Educating them on the laws, rules and regulations. We are going to sell to them the mission of restoring paradise. We are going to get the citizens to be a part of the solution to the problem that we are having out here in St. James,” Superintendent Ellis further noted. The St. James Municipal Corporation, in collaboration with the police, will be undertaking activities aimed at restoring and maintaining law and order in the Parish starting on Monday, May 20.The initiative dubbed ‘Operation Restore Paradise’ will span one week, and will involve other agencies including the Ministry of Health and Wellness, National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Island Traffic Authority, Transport Authority and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard.Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis, made the announcement at a press conference held the Municipal Corporation’s Office on Friday (May 17).“We have decided to take a zero tolerance approach as it relates to law and order in the city of Montego Bay, because we think that we have a paradise and what we are seeing taking place in our paradise is not acceptable,” Mr. Davis said.“The approach will be one of sensitizing our people, one of enforcement when it becomes necessary and one of prosecution when it becomes necessary,” he added.The Mayor informed that traffic enforcement will be a major part of the operation, and persons with outstanding traffic tickets, as well as operators of Public Passenger Vehicles who operate in contravention of the Road Traffic Act will be targeted.“For business operators who operate in the city, [we will check] their certification, as it relates to public health, and as it relates to contracts with the NSWMA to remove their garbage,” Mr. Davis stated.Meanwhile, Commanding Officer for the St. James Police Division, Superintendent Vernon Ellis said the police will be ensuring that the law is adhered to.Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis (right) addresses a press conference held at the Municipal Corporation’s office, Montego Bay, St. James on Friday (May 17). At left is Commanding Officer for the St. James Police Division, Superintendent Vernon Ellis.“The security and safety of a parish is the business of everyone. The challenges we face out here, the security forces cannot arrest our way out of the challenges. Some of the solution lies with many other agencies. We have decided that this time around…that we will be using a multi-agency approach,” he stated.Superintendent Ellis also informed that the police will aim to sensitise the public on the different laws in the country.“So we are going to de-culture persons by telling them what is right, by showing them the stuff that they are not supposed to do. Educating them on the laws, rules and regulations. We are going to sell to them the mission of restoring paradise. We are going to get the citizens to be a part of the solution to the problem that we are having out here in St. James,” Superintendent Ellis further noted.last_img

Energy sector helps boost Toronto stock market loonie steady

first_imgStrength in the energy sector, boosted by rising oil prices, helped lift Canada’s main stock index Tuesday while the Canadian dollar was largely unchanged.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 26.97 points to 15,616.36 as the May crude contract rose 2.7 per cent.The rise in oil prices came from expectations of a shrinking supply glut as well as from the potential shift in U.S. policies towards Iran, said Craig Jerusalim, portfolio manager at CIBC Global Asset Management.“There were comments coming out of OPEC with rising demand and flat OPEC production that that supply glut was getting narrowed faster than expected. So as long as OPEC doesn’t change their policy, that glut should continue to narrow and be supportive for energy prices.”The gains were, however, mixed for energy companies, with exploration and production companies generally climbing while Canada’s biggest pipeline companies Enbridge Inc. and TransCanada Corp. continued to decline after a U.S. taxation ruling last week, said Jerusalim.Declines on materials and base metals also weighed on the TSX as First Quantum Materials Ltd. dropped 12.37 per cent to $18 after being hit with $10 billion in duties, penalties and interest from the Zambian government.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 116.36 points to 24,727.27. The S&P 500 index was up 4.02 points to 2,716.94 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 20.06 points to 7,364.30.Facebook continued to decline in the U.S. as it faces scrutiny over data privacy, a contrast to gains for Shopify in Canada that was up 5.21 per cent after announcing an expansion of its “shopping on Instagram” feature internationally, said Jerusalim.“Really we’re seeing two different stories on technology north and south of the border. South of the border, it’s really all about watching privacy and personal data issues.”The Canadian dollar closed at 76.47, up 0.01 of a US cent, largely unchanged ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve rate guidance Wednesday.The May crude contract was up US$1.41 to US$63.54 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up three cents to US$2.68 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was down US$5.90 to US$1,311.90 an ounce and the May copper contract was down four cents to US$3.04 a pound.last_img

Arab summit to showcase unity against Trumps Israel policy

first_imgTunis: Leaders meeting in Tunisia for the annual Arab League summit on Sunday were united in their condemnation of Trump administration policies seen as unfairly biased toward Israel but divided on a host of other issues, including whether to readmit founding member Syria. This year’s summit comes against a backdrop of ongoing wars in Syria and Yemen, rival authorities in Libya and a lingering boycott of Qatar by four fellow League members. Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir skipped the meeting as they contend with mass protests against their long reigns. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USRepresentatives from the 22-member league minus Syria aim to jointly condemn President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israeli control over the Golan Heights, which Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 war, and Trump’s decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At the opening of the summit, King Salman said Saudi Arabia “absolutely rejects any measures undermining Syria’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights” and supports the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, with east Jerusalem as its capital. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHe added that Iran’s meddling was to blame for instability in the region. One of the few things that have united the Arab League over the last 50 years is the rejection of Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights as well as east Jerusalem and the West Bank, territories seized in the 1967 war that the Palestinians want for their future state. The international community, including the United States, largely shared that position until Trump upended decades of US policy by moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem last year and recognizing Israel’s 1981 annexation of the strategic Golan plateau earlier this month. The Arab leaders meeting in Tunisia are expected to issue a statement condemning those moves but are unlikely to take any further action. That’s in part because regional powerhouses Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cultivated close ties with the Trump administration, viewing it as a key ally against their main rival, Iran. Both face Western pressure over their devastating three-year war with Yemen’s Houthi rebels, and Riyadh is still grappling with the fallout from the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents last year. Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Saturday that Arab ministers had voiced support in a preparatory meeting for a declaration that Trump’s Golan move violates the UN Charter, which prohibits acquiring territories by force. In Syria, small protests against Trump’s Golan move were held in different parts of the country and state media criticized the Arab summit. “The Golan is not awaiting support from the Arabs, and not a statement to condemn what Trump has done,” the Thawra newspaper said in an editorial that accused Arab leaders of taking their orders from the US and Israel. The Arab League is expected to consider readmitting Syria, a founding member that was expelled in the early days of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad. But officials speaking ahead of the meeting said it was unlikely Syria would be welcomed back anytime soon. The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus last year, and other Arab states have expressed support for restoring relations. But Saudi Arabia and Qatar have actively supported the rebels trying to overthrow Assad, and many other states view his government as an Iranian proxy that should continue to be shunned. In a rare sign of easing tensions across another regional rift, King Salman and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sat at the same sprawling table when the heads of delegations met Sunday. It was the first time the two leaders have appeared in the same room since Saudi Arabia led the boycott of Qatar nearly two years ago over Doha’s ties to Iran and its support for regional Islamist groups.last_img