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first_imgHSE Community Gardening Course Sustainability in The Garden at the CPI Centre: Subject to numbers the following course will run in May for four weeks. It will look at the following Sustainability in the Garden, Getting the most out of our polytunnell, Bee Keeping and its benefits and Cooking your own produce with the Community Chef. This course will run for four weeks. If you would like further details or to book a place please contact Corina/Mary on 074 – 9143976. Messy Hands Baby and Toddler Group: Runs every Tuesday morning in the CPI Centre from11.00am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome and this is a great opportunity to get children socialising from an early age before playschool.  Community Walking Group: Runs every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. All new and past members are welcome. This is a great opportunity to come along and get to know people in the local community under the guidance of your local walking leader. For further information please contact the CPI Centre on 074-9143976. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop: We would like to make an appeal for clothing, bric-a-brac and furniture for our shop. Arrangements can be made to collect or deliver. If you can help please call 074-9146726. Robert Emmets Club Notes: Lotto & Bingo: Friday 12/4/13, Numbers: 1, 10, 23, 26. Two winners of €100 – Eilish Rush & Ruby Druce. Next week the Lotto Jackpot is €1,200. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and customers for their continued support. This week’s Bingo Snowball is €1,380 with a total prize fund of €3,000 on the night with books and sheets only €7. Silver Circle is now on sale if anyone is interest in selling or buying lines. Mens Teams: The senior team’s match with Burt was postponed due to the county hurling game on Saturday in which Burt had eight players playing. The club would like to announce Mick Flynn, Tara Catterson, and Dominic Mc Glinchey as the Reserve Management Team for the 2013 season. Reserve training will begin this Wednesday at 7pm. Senior team training continues at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Underage: The under 14’s put in a great performance to beat Downings in the league last week 5-3 to 4-5. The club under 8’s and under 10’s teams fielded four teams in a blitz on Saturday morning in Glenswilly with all four teams winning all their respective games. Our coaching in the four schools within the club area is up and running again. Games this week: Sat 13th Under 10’s away to Four Masters in Donegal Town, Sat 20th Seniors are away to Urris, throw-in 7 pm. Facebook: For team photo’s and current information on club activities join our FACEBOOK page, search ‘Robert Emmets’!  DD LOCAL – CASTLEFIN NOTES was last modified: April 15th, 2013 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:Castlefin noteslast_img read more

Conte hails Luiz and hints duo could return at Burnley

first_imgDavid Luiz has been described as a “warrior” by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.The Brazilian centre-back has maintained his ever-present run in the side since rejoining the club, despite carrying a knee injury of late.And Conte expects Luiz to put on the battle armour once again when the Blues travel to Burnley on Sunday.“He’s fit. He’s playing with a little pain in his knee but he’s a warrior and I think he’s playing very well.“I’m pleased for him. He’s showing me great attitude, and a great will to continue to fight despite sometimes having a bit of pain.”Conte also said Willian and Cesc Fabregas could come into the side at Turf Moor.He said: “There is this possibility because we are talking about two great players in good form.“To have, in this moment, Cesc and Willian on the bench or on the pitch is very important.“Pedro is playing very well, he’s in great form. Cesc is playing very well when he plays, and also when I call him to come on.“I have different solutions, for sure, but for me the most important thing is I can count on the squad and every single player is in good form.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Is this end of the Warriors’ dynasty? Steve Kerr says ‘no’

first_imgOAKLAND – At this point, the Warriors can barely think.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has struggled processing that their failed championship run coincided with losing Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson to debilitating injuries. Warriors general manager Bob Myers struggled to comprehend that the NBA Draft starts on Thursday, exactly a week after the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in their final game at Oracle Arena.So, Kerr and Myers could use this weekend to …last_img read more

BART Promos on Foursquare: Free Tickets for Check-Ins

first_imgdana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting For once the Bay Area Rapid Transit service has more to brag about than its endless supply of used under-the-seat bubble gum and noxious mystery smells. According to its site, Bay Area Rapid Transit will be the first transit agency to partner with location-based game sensation Foursquare. ReadWriteWeb first covered the point-based check-in service in March, and since then Foursquare has spread like wildfire across the US and to the UK. As of next month, users from Dublin to Milbrae will have a chance to win the coveted title of Mayor of one of the most utilized transit services in the Bay Area. From November onward, the transit authority will award $25 promotional tickets to random users who check-in at one of 34 BART stations. During the three month pilot program, the agency will also look for new ways to reward Foursquare mayors and incorporate local discounts from mybart.org venue partners. Said BART website manager Timothy Moore, “We hope this partnership will encourage users to check out different stations and neighborhoods, and will show people who aren’t already BART riders some of the great things to do that are easy to get to on transit.” Despite the fact that a number of BART-related Foursquare tips are going to document urine stains and public drunkenness, the reality is that absolutely anything beats driving the US-101 during rush hour traffic. BART check-ins are likely to encourage tired drivers to get out of their car and into a greener and less frustrating alternative. Those interested in official BART tips can visit the transit authority’s profile page at foursquare.com/user/SFBART. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Real World#Real-Time Web#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Window Performance 4 — Dealing with Edge Losses

first_imgAlex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. Watch for a forthcoming BuildingGreen special report on windows. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. The problem with aluminum is that it’s highly conductive, readily transferring heat from the warm inner pane of glass to the cold outer pane. Because of this heat loss, the inner pane of glass often cools off enough that water vapor from the indoor air condenses on it — and you get droplets of water forming on the inside of the window. If you have wood windows, that condensate often wets the wood, causing staining or even rot.We indicate risk of condensation forming on a window using a standardized measure from the National Fenestration Rating Council, “Condensation Resistance.” This is expressed as a number between 1 and 100, with higher numbers indicating greater resistance to condensation.So, what to do about it? Manufacturers have worked hard over the past several decades to deal with the problem. Here are the primary options:Stainless steelStainless steel is just 1/15th as conductive as aluminum. Furthermore, stainless steel is a lot stronger, so glazing spacers made out of stainless steel can have thinner walls. Conductivity is proportional to the cross-sectional area of the material through which heat is flowing, so stainless steel glazing spacers are better for two reasons: lower conductivity and thinner walls. Indeed, stainless steel is rapidly displacing aluminum as the leading glazing spacer material.Butyl rubberButyl rubber is a great sealant because it sticks really well to glass and other materials, and it’s also a good insulator. Rubber is 120 times less conductive than stainless steel and 1900 times less conductive than aluminum. To work as a glazing spacer, a thin reinforcing metal strip is often used to maintain the proper thickness. The strip of metal increases the conductivity (though the metal never contacts the glass); the spacer’s conductivity remains a lot lower than an all-metal spacer. A desiccant is incorporated into the butyl rubber.Swiggle Seal, the first so-called “warm-edge spacer,” was introduced in 1979. The name refers to the thin ribbon of metal reinforcement that is in a wavy shape. While the edge of an IGU with low-e2 and a standard aluminum spacer has a condensation resistance of 19.3, according to testing done by Enermodal Engineering, with butyl rubber and a metal strip that condensation resistance improves to about 38. Swiggle Seal is manufactured by TruSeal, which is now owned by Quanex Building Products Corporation. While still found in some products, the success of stainless steel spacers has dampened the market for butyl rubber spacers in recent years.Silicone foamThe least conductive glazing spacers are made of silicone foam. These inorganic foams don’t soften as much as butyl rubber and lose their shape, so they don’t require strips of metal reinforcement. Like the butyl rubber spacers, a desiccant is formulated into the silicone foam.The dominant product on the market employing this technology is the Super Spacer, made by Edgetech in Cambridge, Ohio (which is now also owned by Quanex. Super Spacer is made of silicone foam with no metal reinforcement. Several additional layers are added to make the foam impervious to vapor — both to keep water vapor from getting in and to keep any low-conductivity gas fill, such as argon, from escaping. The condensation resistance of the above-described IGU with this glazing spacer is 44.9.Bottom lineAlong with minimizing the risk of condensation at the edges of windows, warm-edge spacers will improve the overall unit U-factor of a typical residential, double-glazed window by about U-0.02 Btu/hr·ft2·°F. For example, if the unit U-factor with standard aluminum spacers would be 0.30, the warm-edge spacers would reduce that to 0.28. That improvement (reduction in heat flow) might sound modest, but it adds up! Over the last three weeks I’ve focused on the major strategies for improving the energy performance of windows: adding extra layers of glass, increasing the thickness of the airspace between the layers of glass, adding low-emissivity coatings, and replacing air with a low-conductivity gas fill. These strategies all help to reduce heat flow through an insulating glass unit (IGU), and if we do a really good job with these strategies we can achieve center-of-glass R-values of R-5 or higher.But these measures don’t do much to improve the energy performance at the edges of an IGU.In the olden days, when windows were single-glazed and wood-framed, the window sashes insulated better than the glass. With the air films on both sides, an inch-thick wooden window sash provides about R-2, while a single layer of glass provides just half that. When we switched to double glazing, the glass and wooden sash insulated about equally.With the advent of low-e coatings and low-conductivity gas fills, though, the glazing itself became better insulating than the frames and edges of the glass. All of a sudden, instead of the glass being the weak point, in terms of heat loss, the glass became better-insulating than the edges of the windows. A significant culprit of that window-edge heat loss is the heat-conducting glazing spacer that holds the two pieces of glass apart.Better glazing spacersUntil recently most glazing spacers were made of hollow aluminum channel. Aluminum is an easy material for manufacturers to work with, and the cavity formed by the channel allows a desiccant to be added that adsorbs any water vapor that gets into the insulating glass unit (IGU) during manufacture. 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Somehow Google Got Really Good At Design. How’d That Happen?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … People are buzzing about a supposedly leaked video (below) that supposedly shows the Chromebook Pixel, a touch-screen laptop supposedly designed by Google. It’s gorgeous. And coming on the heels of the Nexus 4 smartphone, and the very slick work that Google did with Jelly Bean, this product furthers the impression that Google has started to get really good at design, as some people have been noticing lately. TechCrunch has the whole story of where the video might have come from and how it made its way accidentally onto YouTube. It’s not worth repeating other than to say that there’s a company in Mountain View, Calif., that seems to be run by a former Google engineer and maybe makes videos for Google, and apparently they got hacked and this video got leaked. Who knows and who cares. Our own Jon Mitchell believes it’s a real product, and he’s a leading authority on Google. Check out the video of a world “where all your things are always wherever you are, and your computer actually gets better over time.” If this thing is for real, I want one.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Tags:#Chrome#Chromebook#Google dan lyons Related Posts last_img read more

Indian shooters looking to dominate

first_imgAn Olympic gold medallist, a world champion and multiple World Cup medal winners are among India’s 28-member shooting squad for the Commonwealth Games. That should give India a bagful of medals.Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra.Abhinav Bindra’s historic gold at the Beijing Olympics four years ago gave Indian shooters a shot in the arm. Today they are a force to reckon with at international competitions.Besides Bindra, the number of top-class shooters from the country is equally impressive-Gagan Narang, Ronjan Sodhi, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Samaresh Jung and the latest sensation and India’s first woman world champion, Tejaswini Sawant.Indian shooters have been a dominant force at the Games. In the 2006 Games, they won 27 medals, including 16 gold-comprising a large chunk of India’s overall tally of 50. Pistol shooter Jung, with five gold, was adjudged the best athlete.The firepower of the shooting squad is such that it can even do without defending champion Rathore, who skipped the last day’s trials held two weeks ago, and newly crowned Arjuna Award winner Sanjeev Rajput. Both have been dropped from the squad. Rathore’s berth went to junior World Champion Asher Noria.The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has put more emphasis on international competitions than spending time in unhelpful conditions in camps, starting with the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in February. Then there has been a series of World Cups ending with the World Championship in Munich.With medals coming in each and every international event, chief coach Sunny Thomas feels that Indians will dominate the shooting event at the New Delhi Games.advertisementlast_img read more

Antetokounmpo, Harden in NBA team of the year, but no LeBron

first_imgFILE – Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during the second half of a game at Fiserv Forum on March 26, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPGiannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden led the voting for the NBA’s First Team of the Year but LeBron James missed out on a spot for the first time since 2007, results showed Thursday.Milwaukee Bucks forward Antetokounmpo and Houston Rockets guard James Harden advanced to the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award along with Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Leonard, Raptors close in on NBA Finals after thumping Bucks View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP James, however, did earn a place on the NBA’s third-team of the year, extending his streak of 15 consecutive All-NBA selections.The second All-NBA team meanwhile comprised Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard at forward and Joel Embiid at center.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The 24-year-old Antetokounmpo, Harden and George were joined in the NBA’s team of the year by Golden State star Stephen Curry and Denver’s Nikola Jokic.Antetokounmpo, who is nearly seven-foot tall and known as the ‘Greek Freak’, and Harden were both unanimous first-team selections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHowever, there was no place in the first team selection for Los Angeles Lakers’ James.James missed out on the NBA playoffs this year for the first time since 2005 after a disappointing, injury-hit first season with the Lakers. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Video: Kansas State’s Band’s Formation Appears To Jam A Spaceship Into A Jayhawk’s Mouth

first_imgKansas State marching band as seen on a tv.kansas state marching band jayhawkUpdate: Kansas State’s marching band has issued a statement on the performance. We apologize for anyone offended by our halftime performance depicting the starship enterprise and the Jayhawk mascot.— KState Marching Band (@KStatePride) September 6, 2015 Earlier: Kansas State is having no trouble with South Dakota tonight. But its marching band might have some explaining to do come Sunday morning.During the halftime show, which you can view below, half of the band (on the right) formed the Starship Enterprise from the Star Trek series, while the other half (on the left) formed the Kansas Jayhawk – their main rival’s logo. Next, the spaceship entered the bird’s mouth. The video is NSFW, [email protected] your (and mine) favorite university just did this at halftime. #EMAW #Jayhawks #dickinthebeak pic.twitter.com/28RFMP1dBG— Scott Pufahl (@pufizzle) September 6, 2015Please no one get fired for this “coincidence” https://t.co/f2ZAHVVVJM— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) September 6, 2015We’ll see if they get away with it. Kansas fans likely won’t be amused.last_img read more

Former tennis star Boris Becker drops immunity claim

first_imgLONDON — Retired German tennis star Boris Becker has dropped his claim to have diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain.The three-time Wimbledon champion had been claiming that his unpaid role as a sports attache for Central African Republic gave him immunity from bankruptcy rulings.His lawyers argued in June that his work on sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs meant he was covered by a 1961 convention on diplomatic relations. That assertion was abandoned Monday.Becker was declared bankrupt in June 2017. He is selling some of his memorabilia including Wimbledon trophies to try to lower his debts.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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