BY EAMON HARVEY Karl Griffin wins 800m at Athlone International meetEarlier tonight, Karl Griffin, UCD A.C. /Tir Chonaill, in a packed Athlone International Stadium, had the narrowest of victory over Irish 800m champion Niall Tuohy, U.L/Ferybank A.C. –Griffin 1min50.47secs;Tuohy 1min 50.48secs.The Donegal Town man, beaten by Tuohy in recent Irish Universities and Indoor championship finals battled his way from a 3metres deficit with 50m to go to shade the race. This is Karl’s final indoor race of the season and a second sub 1min 50.5secs qualification time for summers World Juniors.Earlier today the the Irish team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships to be held in Sopot, Poland from 7-9 March was announcedMark English, UCD AC/Letterkenny, who recently smashed the 800m Indoor record, gained selection while David McCarthy, West Waterford AC, who has strong Donegal connections, gets the 1,500m berth.Name Event Club Coach Amy Foster* 60m City of Lisburn AC David ReidMark English 800m UCD A.C Teresa McDaidRose-Anne Galligan 800m Newbridge A.C David FarrowCiara Everard 800m UCD A.C James NolanDavid McCarthy 1500m West Waterford A.C Chris Jones Claire Tarplee 1500m DSD A.C George Gandy* Amy Foster has decided not to compete at the World Indoor Championships in order to focus on the Commonwealth Games.KARL GRIFFIN WINS 800M IN ATHLONE AND GETS WORLD CHAMPS TIME was last modified: February 27th, 2014 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:athleticsAthloneindoorkarl griffinWorld Junior Championships
Ardarathon: Ardara 10K Fun Walk/Run27th April 2014Position Race Number Time Name Category Club 1 162 36.24 Paul Ward SM Tir Chonaill AC2 301 38.16 Gareth Kerrigan SM Milford AC3 61 39.07 Declan Gillespie SM Sliabh Liag AC4 124 40.02 Finbarr Gallagher MM Inishowen AC 5 209 40.37 Kierin Reynolds SM Individual6 302 40.38 Brian Doherty SM Milford AC7 122 40.42 Richard McCarthy MM Tir Chonaill AC8 35 40.58 Martin McGuinness SM Individual9 255 41.11 Ben McGonagle SM Rosses AC 10 285 42.12 Jonathan McLoone SM Individual11 257 42.12 Kieran McMonagle SM Individual12 161 42.30 Daniel Mannion SM Tir Chonaill AC13 147 42.32 John Molloy MM Individual 14 34 42.34 Kevin Boyle SM Individual15 238 42.49 Drew Doherty MM Finn Valley AC16 68 43.01 Donal Hauaghey SM Tir CHonaill AC17 279 43.14 Denis Boner 0 Rosses AC18 38 43.22 Paul Hegarty SM Athenry AC19 39 43.35 Joe Melly JM Individual20 263 44.36 Patrick Trimble SM Individual21 84 44.36 Brian McGonagle MM Tir Chonaill AC22 282 44.36 Colin Sweeney SM Individual23 8 45.00 Paul McHugh MM Individual24 174 45.02 Olly Duffy SM Individual25 206 45.10 Claire Quinn SF Individual26 18 45.14 Paul McGee SM Rosses AC27 134 45.43 Ton Bangert MM Individual28 228 45.46 Nakita Burke SF Individual29 242 45.48 Tony Hegarty MM Individual30 212 45.55 Ultán Brennan JM Individual31 277 46.25 Nick North MM Individual32 12 46.32 Greg Doherty SM Individual33 258 46.38 Paddy Solin SM Cumann Ramhaíochta Traigheannach34 27 46.47 Eleanor Godden JF Kilkenny City Harriers35 25 46.47 Ashley Godden MM Marble City Cyclers36 245 46.50 Kevin Maguire SM Finn Valley AC37 166 47.02 John M. Byrne SM Individual38 5 47.04 Margaret Sweeney SF Individual39 24 47.29 Joe Boyle MM Individual40 247 47.54 Declan McGrory SM St. Naul’s Runners41 184 47.03 Gerard McConnell SM Individual42 131 48.05 Robert Farrell SM Individual43 112 48.09 Una Craig/Gavin MF City of Derry Spartans44 145 48.11 Rodney Irwin SM Individual45 164 48.13 Patrick Gallagher JM Individual46 54 48.21 Gerard McHugh JM Tir Chonaill AC47 132 48.24 James Boyle SM Individual48 232 48.32 James Maghuire MM Finn Valley AC49 82 48.47 Joseph Cannon SM Individual50 3 49.11 Noel Moore SM Individual51 48 49.14 Martin McShane SM Individual52 294 49.19 Michael Maguire SM Individual53 267 49.19 Gerry Maguire SM Individual54 10 49.22 Caroline Kennedy Moran SF Bruckless Road Runners55 259 49.29 Caroline Spratt MM Tir Chonaill AC56 312 49.29 Kieran Gavigan MM Individual57 178 49.46 Conor Boyle SM Individual58 154 49.56 Joseph McLaughlin SM Clg. Ard an Ratha59 20 50.08 Paul Boyle SM Individual60 130 50.17 Don Earley SM Individual61 165 50.17 Frank O’Deorain MM Individual62 187 50.24 Pauric McNern SM Bruckless Road Runners63 60 50.38 James McHugh SM Individual64 140 50.41 Daryl Maguire JM Finn Valley AC65 250 50.41 Edwina Sweeney SF Tir Chonaill AC66 76 50.41 Ronan Doherty SM Individual67 2 50.44 Jackie Harvey MM Tir Chonaill AC68 146 50.45 Yvonne Molloy SF Individual69 148 50.47 Molly Gallagher JF Tir Chonaill AC70 121 50.54 Loretta Cullen MF Individual71 185 50.59 James Green MM Individual72 211 51.10 Caroline McNulty SF Finn Valley AC73 172 50.14 Eugene McGinley MM Individual74 144 51.18 Vera Haughey MM Tir Chonaill AC75 281 51.24 Emily Bonner SF Individual76 70 51.29 Julie McNamee SF Individual77 239 51.29 Pat Byrne MM Killybegs AC78 281 51.29 Emily Bonner SF Individual79 240 51.36 Alan McGroary SM St. Naul’s Runners80 262 51.37 Bernadette McNeey MF Tir Chonaill AC81 276 52.34 Rory Murray SM Individual82 17 52.37 Seamus Ferry MM Gweedore83 264 52.47 Rose Mannering SF Individual84 15 52.47 Sinéad Boyle SF Rosses AC85 21 52.50 Aisling Boyle SF Individual86 69 52.50 Noel Boyd SM Rosses AC87 207 52.52 Dennis Slevin MM Tir Chonaill AC88 229 52.55 Eimear McClafferty SF Individual89 14 53.02 Shane Caher MM Ballina90 43 53.04 Angela Trimble SF Individual91 150 53.05 Barry Cox SM Individual92 37 53.06 Rosemary Newhirst SF Tir CHonaill AC93 62 53.18 Barry Maguire JM Erne Gaels94 136 53.26 Cáit Doherty SF Individual95 149 53.38 Patrick Gallagher (Larry) MM Individual96 256 53.38 Alison McMonagle SF Individual97 49 54.17 Ian Melly MM Individual98 173 54.26 Jonathon Wilson SM Individual99 216 54.28 Roberta Dobbyn SF Individual100 253 54.33 Nicola Maguire SF Individual101 36 54.46 Janet Boyle SF Individual102 219 54.46 Jaroslaw Majkusiak SM Individual103 42 54.51 Sean Kennedy SM Individual104 179 54.51 Shaun O’Donnell MM Lifford AC105 151 55.07 David Doherty SM Individual106 143 55.23 Donal McGuinness SM Bruckless Road Runners107 120 55.31 Nóra Anderson SF Individual108 311 55.37 Philip Gallagher SM Individual109 33 55.42 Danielle Boyle SF Glenties AC110 198 55.45 Sharon Cunningham SF Bruckless Road Runners111 59 55.48 Regina McHugh SF Individual112 275 55.54 Lisa McCrudden SF Individual113 66 56.03 Paul McCrossan MM Tir Chonaill AC114 55 56.08 Caroline McHugh MF Individual115 75 56.18 Sarah McGrory SF Tir Chonaill AC116 205 56.18 Mary Gallagher MF Glenties AC117 77 56.24 A.N. Other 0 Individual118 230 56.30 Cailum Malley JM Individual119 22 56.34 Teresa Sweeney SF Individual120 26 56.39 Maria Godden SF Kilkenny City Harriers121 119 56.39 Barbara McMenamin MF Individual122 41 57.16 Nonie Melly MF Individual123 175 57.18 Brian Doherty SM Individual124 194 57.22 Carmel Monaghan SF Bruckless Road Runners125 135 57.28 Marjan Bangert MM Individual126 220 57.29 Kieran Reynolds SM Individual127 214 57.29 Lisa Gavigan SF Individual128 233 57.29 Gerry Friel SM Individual129 215 57.29 Paul Collum SM Individual130 304 57.34 Leonard Molloy MM Individual131 288 57.47 Jonathan Craig SM Individual132 45 57.50 Lorraine McBrearty SF Individual133 295 57.58 Jane Flannery SF Individual134 186 58.10 Tame Teacht SM RLF135 170 58.10 Joanne Gallinagh SF Individual136 4 58.10 Tanya Carson SF Individual137 129 58.10 Dessie Goyvaerts SM Individual138 111 58.17 Ted Breslin MM Individual139 71 58.17 Donna Maskenny SF Individual140 273 58.17 Anne Cannon MF Individual141 9 58.41 Lora-Lee Curran SF Bruckless Road Runners142 260 58.46 Caitríona Solan SF Individual143 163 58.50 Colette Byrne SF Sliabh Liag AC144 217 59.15 Shaun Dobbyn JM Individual145 192 59.15 Majella Cunningham SF Bruckless Road Runners146 180 59.15 Jason Peoples SM Convoy Running Club147 64 59.31 Fiona Curristin SF Individual148 199 59.45 Joanne Reynolds SF Individual149 6 59.50 Anne Rodgers SF Rosses AC150 7 59.57 Patricia O’Donnell SF Individual151 67 60.11 Mary Doherty SF Individual152 234 60.19 Billy Broderick MM Killybegs AC153 315 60.40 Rosa Flannery SF Individual154 51 60.43 Aidan Gillard SM Individual155 50 60.43 Orla McGill SF Individual156 127 61.14 Zoe Campbell JM Individual157 19 61.18 Anne Cannon SF Run LK158 156 61.18 James McEwlane SM Individual159 200 61.46 Angela Gillespie SF Individual160 97 61.48 John Boyd JM Individual161 53 61.52 Jonathan McHugh JM Tir Chonaill AC162 201 62.10 Phil Byrne SF Bruckless Road Runners163 160 62.31 Mary McGuckin MM St. Naul’s Runners164 155 63.01 Catherine McCormack MM Individual165 171 63.06 Lorna O’Donnell MM Rosses AC166 74 64.00 Mags Nulty SF Tir Chonaill AC167 168 64.05 Charlie O’Donnell MM Individual168 152 64.21 Jamie Molloy JF Individual169 148 64.21 Molly Gallagher JF Tir Chonaill AC170 213 64.21 Laoise Brennan JF Individual171 13 64.21 Iwona Szanczuk SF Ballina172 268 64.54 Niamh McFadden SF Individual173 117 65.31 Majalla Shovlin MF Individual174 102 65.31 John Sweeney MM Individual175 181 65.56 Carol Herron SF Individual176 157 66.39 Celine O’Shea SF St. Naul’s Runners177 128 66.41 Caroline Ward SF Individual178 169 67.28 Angela Gallagher SF Individual179 227 67.33 Carol McDonagh MF Individual180 141 67.40 Ann Bowden MF Individual181 261 68.41 Bríd Marie Solan SF Individual182 65 68.46 Caroline Breslin SF Individual183 266 69.32 Tomas Godden JM KCH184 109 70.02 Shane Whyte JM Individual185 167 70.04 Ceceylia Sheridan SF Individual186 289 70.24 Emily Whelan SF Individual187 290 70.24 Sinéad Bennett SF Individual188 291 70.24 Amanda Boyle SF Individual189 286 70.44 Martin Mulhern SF Individual190 158 70.47 Jacqueline Doherty SF St. Naul’s Runners191 138 71.00 Stephen McCahill MM Individual192 11 71.14 Regina Doherty SF Individual193 159 71.14 Finola Kennedy SF St. Naul’s Runners194 218 71.18 Jason Dobbyn JM Individual195 46 71.31 Brid McHugh SF Individual196 47 71.32 Marian McShane SF Individual197 103 71.35 Lara Sweeney JF Individual198 73 72.28 Francis Spencer SF Tir Chonaill AC199 231 74.20 Valerie Maguire MF Individual200 313 74.41 Thomas O’Shea JM Glenties AC201 280 74.43 Shaun McConnell JM Individual202 251 75.13 Niamh Maguire JF Individual203 271 75.13 Áine Brennan JF Individual204 203 75.25 Kate Cahier SF Individual205 137 75.50 Margaret McGill SF Individual206 139 75.50 Anne O’Donnell MM Individual207 177 76.18 Isabel Boyle MF Individual208 110 76.18 Jacinta Breslin MF Individual209 237 76.18 Christine Breslin SF Individual210 188 77.18 Miriam McNern SF Individual211 249 77.43 Michael Byrne SM Individual212 248 77.43 Evelyn McHugh SF Individual213 210 78.04 Laura Furey JF Tir Chonaill AC214 241 78.16 Teresa Keeney SF Individual215 56 78.23 Mureil Ward MF Individual216 96 78.27 Hugh Gallagher JF Individual217 246 78.31 Gráinne Gavigan SF Individual218 88 80.02 Saoirse McGonagle JF Tir Chonaill AC219 142 80.02 Rían O’Murchu JM Individual220 296 82.19 Claire Gavigan SF Individual221 176 82.24 Heater Browne SF Individual222 182 82.26 Mary Conway SF Individual223 91 82.35 Niamh Boyle JF Individual224 254 82.37 Cathy Gavigan SF Individual225 183 82.41 James Gallagher MM Killybegs AC226 278 83.34 Kate Morgan MF Individual227 314 83.35 Tara Maguire SF Individual228 123 83.41 Aidan McHugh SM Individual229 90 83.41 Kathleen Boyle MM Individual230 92 83.41 Deirdre Ward SF Individual231 44 84.53 Eileen B oyle SF Individual232 202 85.29 Niamh Byrne JF Bruckless Road Runners233 303 87.00 Brigid Kee SF Individual234 272 87.00 Majella Boyle SF Individual235 287 87.00 Eunan Maguire SM Individual236 108 88.03 Danny Sweeney MM Individual237 105 88.03 Daniel Sweeney JM Individual238 28 88.09 Eileeen Hegarty MF Individual239 29 88.41 Anne Connaghan MF Individual240 223 88.41 Mary Rice MM Individual241 224 88.41 Mary Lafferty SF Individual242 225 89.00 Norita McGinley MF Individual243 284 89.00 Noreen Maguire MF Individual244 283 89.00 Brid Kennedy MF Individual245 204 89.24 Gabriel O’Donnell MM Individual246 89 89.48 Lyndsy Melly SF Individual247 191 90.01 Norietta Stevens SF Individual248 190 90.01 Rosita Ward SF Individual249 113 90.01 Francis Gallagher SM Individual250 114 90.01 Deirdre Gallagher SF Individual251 16 90.15 John Cassidy MM Individual252 78 90.15 Caroline Heekin SF Individual253 79 90.15 Connell Melley MM Individual254 94 93.29 Pauline Gallagher SF Individual255 95 93.29 Patricia Molloy SF Individual256 126 93.29 Michael Mulreany JM Individual257 106 93.39 Nuala Mangan MF Individual258 107 93.39 Gerard Slowey MM Individual259 93 94.32 John Paul Gallagher SM Individual260 100 94.32 Amy Boyd JF Clg. Ard an Ratha261 189 94.46 Susan Patterson MF Individual262 52 95.01 Daniel L. McHugh JM Tir Chonaill AC263 305 95.05 Kevin Shovlin JM Individual264 81 95.50 Niamh Gallagher SF Individual265 116 95.50 Eithne Ní Ghallchoghair SF Individual266 80 95.50 Seamus Gallagher MM Individual267 235 98.10 Lee McHugh JM Tir Chonaill AC268 86 98.38 Laoise McGonagle JF Tir CHonaill AC269 133 98.38 Lisa Adair JF Individual270 23 99.28 Leanne Sweeney JF Individual271 104 99.28 Emma Sweeney JF Individual272 222 99.31 Linda Gallagher SF Individual273 221 99.31 Anne Sharpe MF Individual274 196 101.40 Edith Kelly JF Individual275 118 101.49 Tony Breslin MM Individual276 320 101.49 Michael O’Haire SM Individual277 293 101.58 Eimear Moore JF Individual278 195 102.28 Neil Hennigan SM Individual279 197 102.29 Fiona Hennigan MF Individual280 292 104.07 Denise Boyle SF Individual281 32 105.04 Mary O’Donnell MF Kilkenny City Harriers282 300 105.10 Barbara McKelvey SF Individual283 274 106.10 Niamh O’Donnell JF Quinn, Co. Clare284 63 109.48 Eileen Maguire SF Individual285 58 109.48 Mary Smith SF Individual286 243 109.48 Patricia Ryan SF Individual287 101 109.48 Laura Boyd SF Individual288 99 109.48 Imelda Boyd SF Individual289 98 109.48 Ann Maguire SF IndividualRESULTS: WARD TAKES HONOURS IN THE ARDARATHON was last modified: April 27th, 2014 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:10k fun runArdaraResults
Winning Team – Killybegs mayor, Mark Nesbitt, with some of the organisers of the successful Beaumont Foundation coffee morning in the Tara Hotel, Killybegs (l to r): Diane Harvey, Sabrina Noctor, Samantha Boyle, Evelyn Harvey, Helen O’ Donnell, Alanna Keeney and Catherine Meehan.A coffee morning organised by Evelyn Harvey in the Tara Hotel, Killybegs, has raised a staggering €1,120 – more than double what was raised by a similar event last year.“It was a massive success and I want to thank everyone who supported us and everyone who helped in any way”, said Evelyn. “When I started to count the money and realised how generous people had been, I started to cry.“I am just amazed at the amount of support not only from Killybegs but from places like Kilcar, Carrick, Straleel, Glencolmcille and Ardara”, she said. And when she told the Beaumont Foundation how well the event had gone, they replied: “Delighted you got such a great turnout for your coffee morning today Evelyn. Sure you’re the salt of the earth up there in Donegal! So glad you’re our patient as you do know we only have the very best! Well done and thanks to all your family and friends for digging deep again.”Added Evelyn: “A lot of people heard about the event on social media and many of the people who came had amazing stories about their experiences in Beaumont.”Evelyn said she wanted to thank all the volunteers, friends and family and all the people who baked for the event, “because I don’t bake, myself”, she laughed.This is the second year Evelyn has organised a coffee morning for the Beaumont Foundation, following her major surgery in the hospital three years ago. “The most important thing for me is that I am giving something back to the hospital that helped me”, she said. She said that sometimes people walked out of a hospital and seemed to forget about what they had been through and about the nurses and surgeons and everyone “right down to the dinner ladies”.It was clear today, she said, that many people did not forget and were only too delighted to support an event like the coffee morning to say thank you.The Beaumont Hospital Foundation, established in 1995, is a registered charity which operates independently of Beaumont Hospital administration. Their mission is to generate and manage funding for innovative health and medical advances, aimed at improving quality of life for patients and their families.Said Evelyn: “I want to thank the management and staff of the Tara Hotel, and Sweet News for the balloons, everyone who baked, my family and friends and everyone who supported me. It was massive and we will see you all again this time next year for an even bigger event.”‘SURE YOU’RE THE SALT OF THE EARTH IN DONEGAL’ – BEAUMONT FOUNDATION was last modified: October 18th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Beaumont FoundationdonegalKillybegs
In the last few days and weeks, more amazing discoveries were made about bodies in the solar system.Mercury: Results from the second flyby of Mercury on Oct. 6 by MESSENGER were announced Oct 29. This pass covered more “hidden” territory that had never been seen before, bringing the coverage to 95%. According to Space.com and Science Daily, the spacecraft uncovered several “oddities.” For one thing, the western side seen for the first time is 30% smoother than the eastern side. One crater was buried in solidified lava 12 times the height of the Washington Monument. Reactions from scientists: “We need to think hard about why that’s actually the case,” said one. “That’s an awful lot of volcanic material in one place for such a little planet.” The laser altimeter measurements will help quantify the topographic relief scientists observed. National Geographic News elaborated on why “huge volcanic eruptions” is surprising for this planet smaller than Jupiter’s Ganymede and Saturn’s Titan. Another “knock-your-socks-off” observation was that Mercury’s magnetic field has a strong interaction with the solar wind, casting a long tail on the night side. For a world that was thought to be too small and dead to possess a magnetic field at all, Mercury was shown to have a symmetric dipole field. Furthermore, it is closely aligned with the rotation axis – another difficulty for theory. In addition, atoms of magnesium, sodium and calcium were detected in the planet’s tenuous atmosphere. For more interpretation of the new images, see the Planetary Society report.Enceladus: The little moon of Saturn that creates its own ring around the planet by erupting ice particles out of its interior just got another visit on Halloween. Cassini performed another tricky “skeet shoot” operation to image the surface while rotating during the fast flyby. A blog by the team allows you to share the anticipation and relief of another successful pass. Pictures arriving Saturday show the best-ever views of the fissures at the south pole. They have been posted at JPL and at Ciclops, the imaging team’s website. Locations of known geyser plumes are circled on the snapshots. One particular hi-res image shows that the surface is peppered with boulders and criss-crossed by fine fractures. Are the ice blocks lobbed out of the fissures by eruptive activity? Why is one plume not aligned with the tiger stripes? As of this posting, very few interpretations have been posted. Cassini has additional flybys planned (the next is a year from now), but because of seasonal orbital characteristics and illumination, it will be a long, long time before any spacecraft can get images this good of this “fabulous place,” ISS team leader Carolyn Porco said. A blogger on Unmanned Spaceflight calculated that to be around the year 2025. In the meantime, these images and the data from the other 3 flybys of 2008 are sure to be featured in many scientific papers to come.Meanwhile, on Mars, the twin Mars Exploration Rovers are getting their own National Geographic TV special tonight to celebrate five years roving the red planet. At Mars’ north pole, the Phoenix lander is struggling to eke out as much science as possible before winter, reported Space.com.Those who realize just how difficult it is to get images like these will appreciate more than ever the privilege of being among the first human beings to see such wonders from distant lands.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Splayed window openingsAnother great feature of Eli’s WindowPLUS system — one that took some real figuring — was to splay the openings so that more light will enter and the view out will be less restricted. Our total wall thickness will be about 15 inches, and without the splayed openings it might seem that one is looking out through tunnels.Eli developed a system that allowed these splayed window frames to be prefabricated and installed with lapped weather barriers (high-tech German products that we got from 475 High Performance Building Supply, a specialized product distributor targeting the Passive House movement) and a pre-formed metal sill cladding.Next-up: the tricky installation our exterior cork insulation. RELATED ARTICLES Window Installation Tips for a Deep Energy Retrofit ‘Innie’ Windows or ‘Outie’ Windows?Best Construction Details for Deep-Energy RetrofitsBuilding Details for a Deep-Energy Retrofit Details: Installing a Window in a Foam-Sheathed Wall First, some contextWith our new home, we are creating a demonstration with dozens of cutting-edge energy-saving and green building features and products that one can include in a new or existing home. As someone who has written about such products for several decades now, this is a lot of fun — though the decision-making often remains a challenge, since there are so many great products and materials to select from.With our house — the rebuild of a 200-year-old Vermont Cape — we wanted to demonstrate what one might do to dramatically improve the energy performance of existing windows if those windows are in good enough shape that one can’t justify replacement. So that’s what we set out to do on the south and east facades — only we installed new windows, because what had been there (installed in the 1970s I suspect) were small and didn’t serve our needs.In our product research, we were looking for was a solidly built wood window that would look great in an historic home, not cost too much, and offer reasonable performance. A few weeks ago I reported on the amazing, high-tech Alpen, R-12 (center-of-glass) windows that we installed on the north and west facades of our farmhouse in Dummerston, Vermont. At that time I promised to report on the other windows we were installing on the south and east facades (windows 2.0 if you will). Ready for storm windowsWe were willing to accept the relatively low R-value (3.6 is a far cry from 12.2 that we achieve with the Alpen Windows), because we’re planning to add high-performance storm windows toward the outside of the window surrounds. We haven’t figure out exactly what type of storm window we will add, but our designer-builder, Eli Gould, designed the window system with an added storm in mind.Eli refers to our window surround system, which can accept storm windows, as the WindowPLUSâ„¢ system. Functions include extending the wall out to the plane of the exterior insulation, providing a framework for the sophisticated system of air-sealing and weather-protection components, providing a thermal break at the window edge, housing the high-performance storm windows, and potentially providing a space to house a hidden, roll-down screens or shades.Our hope with the storm window is to work with some leading manufacturers to envision and build the ideal storm window for deep-energy retrofits. It will be highly durable with a frame made of either aluminum or fiberglass, and it will include low-e glass. We’re trying to figure out whether it will include an integral screen with an operable glass panel, or whether — like old-fashioned storm windows — require seasonal removal. The more durable storm window will also offer protection of the wood-framed prime windows..With our application we are trying to determine whether having two low-e coatings — one on the prime window and one on the storm — will cause the temperature between the two windows to get too high. This may inform the type of low-e coating we use or other material decisions. With older prime windows that don’t include low-e glass, this wouldn’t be a problem. In fact, we would like to see a storm window developed that could be configured with insulated, low-e glass for an even higher level of performance. Good quality, honest wood windowsThe new windows we installed on the south and east walls are wood, double-hung Norwood windows with a high-solar-gain low-e coating. They are made in New Brunswick, Canada, reasonably affordable, and — by most standards — energy efficient. But the center-of-glass R-value is only about a third of what we achieved with our high-tech, quad-glazed, triple-low-e coated, Alpen windows.We decided to install these windows in the plane with the wall sheathing (Zip sheathing from Huber Engineered Woods serves as the wall system’s air barrier) and then build window surrounds to frame the six inches of exterior insulation to be installed on the walls. This will be a fairly common need with existing houses if we are to carry out “deep-energy retrofits” that rely on exterior insulation.Our Norwood windows use a specialized low-e coating from Guardian Glass Industries. It is a sputtered coating (like most low-e coatings being used today), but it has very high transmissivity. In other words, it is highly transparent, both to visible light and solar heat gain.Both of those glazing properties were important to us: the visible light because we want our house to have as much daylighting as possible with unimpeded views of the gorgeous surroundings; and the high solar heat gain because, on the south, we want to benefit from passive solar heating.The windows use Guardian’s ClimaGuard 75/68 glass (PDF file), and in our double-glazed configuration with a half-inch gap filled with argon, the windows provide 75% visible light transmittance, a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.684, and a U-factor of 0.275 (R-3.64). Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.
If you’re lucky enough to have a garage, you already know it can be used for more than keeping your car out of the snow. As Kent Jeffery explains in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor, garages also are useful for car and equipment repairs, and for storing garden vegetables, cans of paint and anything else a spouse may not want in the house.But in order for a garage to serve those purposes, the temperature has to be above freezing — and for much of the country that means a source of heat.Jeffery is in the midst of a house construction project, but already is thinking ahead to what his heating options might be for the garage. He’d like to keep a temperature of 45°F with an occasional boost to 65°F while he’s working on a project.The options he’s considering include a direct-vent natural gas heater, electric resistance heat, a ductless minisplit heat pump, an unvented natural gas heater, or a portable heater used only when he needs it.Any suggestions? That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. His 1989 house is anything but superinsulated, so WD added some insulation to the access doors, put clear plastic over the windows, and added 2 inches of polyiso foam insulation to the moveable garage doors (not an easy task).“The result was a garage that was noticeably warmer in cold weather and cooler in warm weather,” Jeffery writes. “It’s about 5°F warmer than ambient during cool weather. I’ve used the garage for winter construction since then and wore a jacket but didn’t need additional heating.”The bottom line, he adds, is that “I had little or no justification for a heater.” If Jeffery’s garage is going to be superinsulated like the rest of the house, he may find that the last option (heat only with a portable heater when it’s really necessary) is worth a try.That’s essentially the approach also adopted by Nick T. in Minnesota. He recently added insulation in the garage attic, and at least in mid-November was enjoying temperatures 30 degrees above outside ambient air.When he needs heat, Nick uses an electric infrared heater plus a box fan in the door between the garage and house. His high-efficiency furnace does most of the work. The no-heat optionWriting from the Chicago area, GBA reader WD tells the tale of a neighbor who installed a fancy gas-fired furnace in his three-bay garage but then found he rarely uses it. Maybe that’s because an attached garage picks up enough residual heat from the house, as WD found in his own case. RELATED ARTICLES A radiant floor with a direct-vent water heaterChuck Jensen decided to heat his 24 foot by 26 foot detached garage in Climate Zone 6b with a radiant floor system consisting of PEX tubing buried in the concrete slab.“For the heat source I used the smallest on-demand Rinnai propane direct-vent [water heater] available,” Jensen says. “It is set up with a Taco pump feeding the input and a manual bypass valve for circulating without the Rinnai in the loop. Control is just a timer that runs the pump at intervals for a short period. There is no thermostat. The Rinnai fires up when the pump runs due to the flow.”The heating system “buffers nicely,” he adds, and keeps vehicles and tools good and warm, and he likes the arrangement so much he’s repeating it in a new detached garage that he’s building at a new house. “Very simple and requires very little room,” he says.But when the concrete floor has already been poured, this good advice comes too late, Jeffery replies. In fact, Jeffery has a natural gas boiler and PEX radiant heat in a detached garage/shop — too bad he can’t use this approach in the garage. Using a Tankless Water Heater for Space HeatEnergy-Efficient Garage DoorsShould I Insulate My Garage Door?A Stupid — and Illegal — Way to Air Condition Your Garage Q&A: Garage Wall InsulationGreen Basics: Water HeatingGreen Basics: Green Heating OptionsFrom Fine Homebuilding: Heating Options for a Small Home Gas or electric infrared heatersFor temporary heating for a weekend project, Charlie Sullivan suggests an electric infrared (IR) heater, a simple unit with a quartz element and reflector but no fan. “If you want to go all out you can mount those on the ceiling so there’s IR heat everywhere,” he writes, “but you can also get a portable one and just put it where you are working.”IR heaters might be a good solution, Jeffery says, but the goal here is to protect canned goods, not so much provide personal comfort. “So,” he says, “really looking for a low-level ambient heat of air and objects… at low cost.”Dana Dorsett suggests the heating load would probably be about 10,000 Btu/hour, but a 30,000 Btu/h heater might not be too much if the garage were normally at 45° or 50°F and Jeffery wanted to bring the temperature up fairly quickly.“Non-condensing air-delivery gas-burners are going to have a problem at 45°F indoor temps, but a condensing version could work,” he says. “But ceiling or wall-bracket mounted gas radiant heaters don’t have that problem, and would be far more comfortable while the place is still coming up to its temperature, since it is heating the objects in the garage (including the humans) directly, not heating the air first.”These heaters are common in large warehouses, he adds, “since comfort can be achieved at lower temperatures, limiting the comfort shock and shortening the comfort recovery when large doors get opened and closed.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s GBA technical director Peter Yost:I think we all can agree on these points:1. Insulating a garage door can be cheap and easy (either DIY or with one of many commercially available solutions, such as this one), but air-sealing a door is really hard. I checked in with local builder members of the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network and they all agreed that while gasketing between individual door panels and the concrete floor can be done, air sealing at the head of the door and along the side tracks is damn near impossible.2. True radiant heating (not in-floor “radiant”) is the best heating solution for quick response and situations where there is a lot of air leakage.3. Radiant floor heating systems — hydronic or electric — are high mass, not quick to respond at all, and not a good match for situations with lots of air leakage.Jeffery is actually asking for two types of heating: background, steady heat for perishables and intermittent task heating. That is a bit of a tall order. Fast-acting radiant systems are well-suited for the latter because thermal comfort is based largely on the operative temperature (about 50% contribution from air temperature and 50% from mean radiant temperature) and in a garage you can quickly boost the mean radiant and achieve comfort with a reduced air temperature.But that low air temperature and high mean radiant temperature can’t be sustained over long periods of time because delivered radiant heat is inevitably re-expressed as conduction and convection. The air temperature will gradually rise, unless you have a lot of air changes. So while there is greater thermal comfort and efficiency of fast-acting radiant systems for task heating, those advantages don’t translate well for background steady space heating.The bottom line? Insulate and air seal the garage as best you can to minimize what you need to deliver for background steady heat and use fast-acting radiant heat for your tasks. (For more information, see Space Heaters).I would recommend electric ceiling radiant heating panels for these reasons: they provide good, unobstructed “viewing” angles up and out of the way on the ceiling; they’re easy to wire and more panels can be added as needed; and they modulate for both background steady heat and fast-acting radiant task heating.The only drawback may be that their surface operating temperatures (around 165°F) may not lift the mean radiant temperature enough for all tasks in the garage, but you could augment the ceiling panels with a task panel installed on the underside of a shelf above your workbench; the task panels are standard wall plug units. (The ceiling panels are hardwired either for 110 volt or 220 volt service.) Be cautious of benzene threatDonald Endsley points to a concern about attached garages that applies regardless of a heating system: elevated levels of benzene inside the house. “Benzene is a chemical pollutant that basically evaporates from gas and oil stored in the garage, and also enters the garage through unburned hydrocarbons in vehicle exhaust,” he says. “Basically to counteract this the garage needs to be at a lower air pressure than the house is. That means you really need to add a continuous exhaust fan to the garage.”Longterm problems associated with exposure to benzene include anemia, leukemia, and possibly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma, he says. It’s a known carcinogen with no known safe exposure level.Although he hasn’t confirmed his hunch with any tests, Endsley estimates that a fan moving between 15 and 30 cubic feet per minute would be about right.
A differently-abled man was killed and two others were seriously injured when a mob allegedly thrashed them on suspicion of slaughtering a cow, in Jharkhand’s Khunti district, police said on Monday. The incident happened after local residents allegedly saw Kalantus Barla, Fagu Kacchap and Phillip Horo with the carcass of a cow near a river at Jaltanga village on Sunday and beat them up, a police officer said.While Mr. Barla died on the way to the hospital, Mr. Kacchap and Mr. Horo are being treated at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, the officer said.Police said five persons have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident, following which villagers gheraoed Karra police station on Sunday demanding their release. The villagers ended their gherao after Sub-divisional Police Officer Rushabh Jha assured them that the detained persons would be released if they were found innocent. DIG Amol Venukat Homkar told PTI, “Five persons have been detained and preliminary investigation has found their involvement in the incident. The process of identification is on.” During inspection of the spot, police did not find any carcass but there was evidence that the persons were beaten up by the mob, Mr. Homkar said. However, no arrests have been made so far, he added.
NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City MOST READ Anthony is still getting used to his team winning when he has off nights.“I’ve got to remind myself that I am on the team with somebody else, and they do some of the things that you are capable of doing that you have been doing your whole career,” he said. “But for me to be on the same side as that — I don’t have to go after it every night. I just take what the other team is giving us. It’s a beauty to watch when it’s working and when it’s clicking, especially now when we are winning games.”Bradley Beal scored 41 points, John Wall had 21 and Markieff Morris added 20 for the Wizards, who committed 23 turnovers.The Thunder took a 54-40 lead into halftime, but Washington tied the score at 68 before the Thunder rallied. Felton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Thunder up 10, and Oklahoma City led 82-74 at the end of the period.A powerful right-handed jam by Westbrook gave the Thunder a 92-85 lead in the fourth, and a steal by George led to a dunk by Westbrook that put Oklahoma City up 99-89 with just under seven minutes to play. Westbrook punctuated his performance with a two-handed breakaway jam with about a minute remaining.ADVERTISEMENT “We came back,” Beal said. “I don’t think the deficit was too bad. It was just those offensive rebounds and those turnovers down the stretch.“We clawed back into the game, we were moving the ball in transition efficiently, getting rebounds, and all of a sudden, that kind of died down and stopped. When that happens, the game totally flipped in their favor and the momentum changed.”TIP-INSWizards: Coach Scott Brooks spent seven years as Thunder coach. … Went more than four minutes without scoring to start the game. … C Ian Mahinmi committed three fouls in three minutes in the first quarter and finished with four fouls in 11 minutes.Thunder: George drained a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer but was called for a technical foul on the play. … Westbrook will be on the Team LeBron All-Star squad along with former Thunder player Kevin Durant.JOKE’S ON WESTBROOKAnthony had Westbrook, whose name appeared last, convinced the list of All-Stars was in order of selection. After Westbrook learned that the list was alphabetical, he responded to his teammate.“See, I told you man, it’s in alphabetical order man,” he told Anthony. “Of course I was first.”STAT LINESWestbrook is averaging just 2.5 3-point attempts during Oklahoma City’s win streak. He averaged 4.6 per game before that.“Yeah, trying to keep attacking the basket and find ways to get in the paint and make plays happen,” he said.QUOTABLEBeal on whether Adams, who was issued a technical foul for kicking him in the groin in the third quarter, did it intentionally: “I don’t know if it was or not, all I know is I got kicked where I shouldn’t have.”UP NEXTWizards: at Atlanta on Sunday. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Thunder: at Detroit on Sunday. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I just read the game honestly and if it’s time for me to take over, then that’s what I do,” Westbrook said.George scored 18 points on 6-for-19 shooting and Anthony added 13 on 4-for-11 shooting. Westbrook filled in the gap by making 19 of 29 field goals in one of his most efficient shooting performances of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We need him to be that way,” Oklahoma City reserve point guard Raymond Felton said. “Some nights he can score 46, some nights he can score 20. Whatever it is, we still need him to be aggressive the way he was tonight.”Steven Adams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 20 of 28 after an 8-12 start. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Durant drops triple-double, Warriors hit 21 3s to beat Wolves Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony couldn’t find their shooting rhythm, so Russell Westbrook went into attack mode and overwhelmed the Wizards.Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points, and Oklahoma City beat Washington 121-112 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains hopeful that a big league team will play an exhibition game in Cuba during spring training next year.President Barack Obama announced in December his intention to restore diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba, and embassies were re-established in July.“There are a variety of issues involved there, not all of which are wholly within baseball’s control,” Manfred said Nov. 10 at the General Managers’ meetings.“Obviously, the Federal Government has some significant influence on whether that’s going to take place, and there are issues that need to be solved before that can happen.”U.S. teams played spring training games in Cuba before Fidel Castro’s revolution but none appeared there from March 1959 until the Baltimore Orioles faced Cuba’s national team in Havana in March 1999. MLB has not returned since.“We got a little time still. There isn’t really a firm cutoff,” Manfred said. “We’re going to proceed internally and get to the point where we’ve sort of identified who would go, meaning which club would go if we can get it done. And one club maintaining flexibility with respect to a spring training date is a lot easier than 25 clubs maintaining that flexibility.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
Jamshedpur FC star Tim Cahill has said that he loves cricket and that he admires India captain Virat Kohli for the way he has worked his way to the top.Cahill, who made one last appearance for Australia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup earlier this year, joined Jamshedpur FC had returned to Championship side Milwall in December last year but was then released by the club.Upon joining Jamshedpur, Cahill had said, “”I’m excited to announce that I’m signing for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). I’ve been really impressed in my conversations with the club by their professionalism and goals for what they want to achieve.”Ahead of the fifth season of the Indian Super League, which starts on September 29 in Kolkata, Cahill spoke to the media about his love for Sachin Tendulkar and Kohli.Also read – ISL: Australia’s record goalscorer Tim Cahill joins Jamshedpur FC”I love cricket. My all-time favourite is Sachin Tendulkar, without a shadow of a doubt. But now, it is obviously Virat Kohli because I love his background story of how he has achieved what he is today,” Cahill, Austrailia’s record goalscorer, said on Saturday.Cahill further spoke on the facets of Kohli that appeals to him and admitted that he followed the Indian star on social media.”He works hard, he is humble, he sacrificed a lot and is very committed. But I also like the way he tends to give back so much to the Indian people off the park, both emotionally and charitably. So I follow him on the social networks. He is a good example,” Cahill further said.advertisementCahill is also good friends with former Australian pacer Brett Lee. “He is a close friend,” Cahill said adding he spoke to several friends before coming to India.”I had a lot of idea about the condition of Indian football before coming to Jamshedpur. I talked to a lot of foreign players, who have been here. I asked about the structure. The main thing that kept coming back was the local talent in India and how good it is in India and how it is growing.”| #JamshedpurFC conducted their first training session ahead of the new #HeroISL campaign at the JRD Tata Sports Complex!Check out the full gallery https://t.co/ssSUReWAJ7#JamKeKhelo pic.twitter.com/sGV7S9rU7xJamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) September 21, 2018Cahill, who is one of the high profile recruits for ISL 2018-19, said he would look to be more than just a marquee signing for Jamshedpur FC.”With three Asian Cup and four World Cup appearances, I would like to contribute on the park as much as off it,” Cahill, who scored 50 goals for Australia in a career spanning 14 years, told reporters on Saturday.Having debuted last season as part of ISL’s expansion to 10 teams, Jamshedpur finished a creditable fifth in their maiden campaign.”I take great pride in playing and training. I would look to add more value than just be a marquee signing.”Asked whether his age will come in his way with the long ISL season stretching from September 29 to March next year, the former Everton legend said: “It’s only 18 matches per season with good number of breaks in between.”I’m used to playing 30-40 matches per season. It’s not long for me, it’s very short I would say. I would give my best.”Cahill was all praise for Jamshedpur FC and said they tick all the boxes as far as structure and professional goes, something that made him join the club.”The professionalism, the set up of the academy, the training ground and the future of the club really impressed me. Here at Jamshedpur FC, we have no distraction as players.”We have our complex, training pitch, gym and an upcoming swimming pool. It’s the perfect vision to help Indian football grow, something that excited me.”The personal goal is to improve my team and see the right results. We have a great blend of foreign and Indian players including three from the (Tata Football) Academy that speaks volumes of our team building. Taking the talent making them represent the country is our goal.”Wow what a way to meet our fans in India @jamshedpurfc The love for football is amazing and I’m so happy that I can experience this passion first hand. I’ve played all over the world and I’m excited now to play in INDIA. @IndSuperLeague pic.twitter.com/TM5ecOGAG6TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) September 19, 2018Cahill received a warm welcome in Jamshedpur by the city fans with drum beats and dance.advertisement”When I got to Jamshedpur, the first thing noticed was it’s green, there’s not much of traffic and loads of fans — beautiful people, football and family. We are together 24×7 in the academy. This the environment I want to be in, this is professional football,” he said.”We are trying to be pioneers and be an example. We are focused in making a good structure something that the fans can be proud of. We want to make sure to tell the right story to the fans. It’s on TV everywhere, it’s global, like cricket, like anything.”Cahill will miss Jamshedpur FC’s opener against Mumbai City FC, serving a three-match ban handed by the Football Association for his tussle in his last match for Milwall against Fulham.Having scored a brace against him seven years ago in their 4-0 win over India in the Asia Cup, Cahill will play with goalkeeper Subrata Pal.”I’m sorry for scoring,” Cahill told Pal, seated on the same dias. I’m lucky enough to play against India. It was a memorable match. We swapped jerseys, took photos. I’ve some great memories. The most important thing is respect,” he said.Few of Jamshedpur players complained of hectic travelling as they have to go to Ranchi, about three hours by road or rail, to board a flight for their away matches.”We are professional footballers, four hours by train, no problem. We are a good group of players who are very humble and gel as a team,” Cahill signed off.(With PTI inputs)