General manager of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Pat Garel, said yesterday that the absence of clubs at the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) weekly press conference is “unacceptable’ and would not be “tolerated” in the future. Humble Lion FC and Waterhouse FC failed to send representatives to yesterday’s mandatory function. The Clarendon-based Humble Lion did not show, while Waterhouse’s manager turned up after the briefing was over. “It is embarrassing for the no-show of the clubs as the weekly press conference is mandatory. We will have to do something about it moving forward,” Garel told The Gleaner during the press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. “This can’t be tolerated and is unacceptable. The clubs that are selected to be in attendance were sent emails for them to be there two days prior to the holding of the press conference” she said. Struggling Waterhouse are scheduled to host Maverley-Hughenden FC in the feature game to be televised live on Television Jamaica (TVJ) on Sunday. “The absence of Waterhouse is really unacceptable as their game is a live television one. The sponsors won’t be pleased,” she asserted. Garel also claimed that she contacted an official of the Waterhouse club before the 10 a.m. start of the press conference and she was told that the manager and two players would be in attendance. Waterhouse’s manager, Doreen Thompson, who turned up an the end of the briefing, said she was informed very late. “I was informed late by the coach (Marvin Tate). I’m not a person who normally shows up late (for any function),” Thompson informed The Gleaner. In the case of Humble Lion, the club’s secretary, Daphne Taylor, said assistant coach Lenworth Gordon and captain Wolry Wolfe should have been the representatives. “We sent the assistant coach and Wolry Wolfe. At the moment, we don’t know why they did not turn up,” Taylor said when contacted. The other four clubs who were scheduled to attend the briefing – Maverley-Hughenden, Jamalco, Harbour View and Tivoli Gardens – were represented.
View comments But Alaska blew it after Kevin Racal and Carl Bryan Cruz couldn’t complete and inbound play.“It was my mistake because I immediately passed it to Bryan while he wasn’t looking,” said Racal, who had no second thoughts in owning up for the gaffe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCruz also took responsibility for the endgame blunder, which was off a play they’ve been practicing for a while.“The ball was really going to me. We were practicing for that play, but NLEX had a better defense,” he said. “When I gave JVee (Casio) a back pick, Larry Fonacier was able to bump me which delayed me from getting to the ball. If I wasn’t bumped, KRacs’ pass would have been perfect.” LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESFighting back from 30 points down, Alaska had a chance to force overtime with 11.6 seconds on the clock with NLEX.Coach Alex Compton sued for time and devised a play which he felt could have given the Aces an opportunity to tie the game at 92.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours That play ultimately dashed Alaska’s hopes of completing the come-from-behind victory as NLEX held on, 96-89.Despite the tough defeat, both forwards believe that the Aces could only draw positives from this loss as they gear towards the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.“This is a wake up call for us that nothing comes easy,” said Cruz. “Every game, we really have to work for it. We came from a six-game winning streak and we’re up there, so it humbles us that from the start of the game, we have to keep on grinding.”“We just have play our game. The coaches will always be there to remind us what we should and should not do,” Racal said.Alaska, which saw its six-game winning run end, faces San Miguel next Saturday in Batangas.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina FEU, UST retain UAAP athletics titles
FILE – In this April 6, 2018 file photo, Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, center, is escorted by New York Court Police officers after a hearing at the Brooklyn Criminal Court, in New York. McGregor is due in court amid plea negotiations to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena. The 30-year-old Irish fighter is expected to be joined Thursday, July 26 in Brooklyn by his 25-year-old friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court amid plea negotiations to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena.The 30-year-old Irish fighter is expected to be joined Thursday in Brooklyn by his 25-year-old friend and co-defendant Cian (KEE’-uhn) Cowley.ADVERTISEMENT Video showed what appeared to be McGregor hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a news conference for the UFC 223 event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in April.Two fighters hurt by broken glass were unable to compete.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’McGregor has expressed regret, saying after his last court appearance in June that he understood the seriousness of the matter and hoped to resolve it soon.Last week, he attended the World Cup final as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s guest. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brazil coach Tite extends contract until 2022 World Cup Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments
Frogs didn’t fall from the sky. The moon did not turn blue. But a relatively rare phenomenon occurred Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. The Clippers won there for the first time in February with a 103-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak, and not only were they victorious at home for the first time since January, but they won for the first time in 13 days. Maybe Elton Brand was caught up in the moment. Maybe he was basking in his monster game of 31 points, 12rebounds and tying a career high with eight blocks. But without prompting, Brand said, “We had the question all season long: Is this the turning point? Is this the turning point? This has to be the turning point. We have to play well. We leapfrogged them, and now we have to catch the next team.” By mentioning “leapfrogging,” Brand was pointing out that the Clippers entered the day in the No. 10 position in the Western Conference, behind Golden State. They moved to ninth and a half-game behind New Orleans for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. Although a home victory over Golden State – which did not have Baron Davis – might not look like that glorious of an NBA moment, Brand’s point was that only 27 games remain and the Clippers cannot afford to wait any longer to make a move. Time is running out. “I’ve been asked at least four times, after a big win or road win, if this is the turning point,” Brand said. “This has to be it.” Even though they won by 13points, the Clippers hardly had control – until the fourth quarter. Through three quarters, there had been nine lead changes and seven ties with no team leading by more than six points – and that was the Warriors. With the Clippers up 83-81 with 7:54 left, they went on an 8-0 run to go up by 10, and Golden State did not recover. Corey Maggette scored five points, and Shaun Livingston had a three-point play during the run. Maggette and Livingston’s play during that critical run underscored their role in the win. Those two, along with Brand and Quinton Ross, are the only Clippers in the normal rotation who aren’t hobbled by some sort of injury. In a sense, Los Angeles needed to have big contributions from them on Saturday, and they responded. Maggette had an overall solid game with 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Livingston responded with 14points and a career-high 14assists. At times, Maggette has engaged in a media soap opera with coach Mike Dunleavy, who regulated him to a sixth-man role at the start of this season. Maggette tries to be professional about his role, but at times slips and criticizes his coach to reporters. But on Saturday, Maggette started for a second straight game, and contrary to some carefully chosen words in the past, his coach was extremely complimentary of his play. “Corey had a great day in practice yesterday,” Dunleavy said. “He was playing very similar to how he played today. Defensively, he did a terrific job.” Dunleavy was pleased with the team’s defense. The Clippers outrebounded Golden State 48-35. Most of Brand’s blocks came because his teammates were beaten by the speedy Warriors. Still, the fact that the Clippers held the Warriors to 90 points, when they average 105.8 per game, second only to the Phoenix Suns, made it look like their defensive mojo could be back. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
INVESTIGATORS are probing the cause of a fire in Letterkenny last night.The house fire in Glendale Manor was attended by two fire crews, backed up by Gardai and the ambulance service.Two people who were in the house were treated for smoke inhalation. “The fire was quickly brought under control and no-one was seriously hurt,” said a fire brigade spokesman. NO-ONE SERIOUSLY HURT IN LETTERKENNY BLAZE was last modified: June 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:NO-ONE SERIOUSLY HURT IN LETTERKENNY BLAZE
A young Donegal man is on his way to achieving great goals through a PLC course in Sport Recreation and Exercise. Myles Mulgrew from Milford is almost at the end of a one-year Post-Leaving Cert course in Errigal College with Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service, which has already boosted his prospects for progressing to Third Level education. The 19-year-old fell short of the Leaving Cert points he needed to study sports in college last year. However, he didn’t let that stop him and he decided to use his gap year to develop more vocational and technological skills. Myles MulgrewMyles told Donegal Daily: “Instead of working or sitting around for the year, I thought I would go and get a new qualification. Sport is a big passion of mine but never something I thought about going into professionally. “The PLC course is giving me time and helping me see if it is something I would be interested in as a career.”Myles is enjoying balancing practical and academic work in the PLC course. Modules range from soccer, GAA, basketball, health and fitness, nutrition, health and safety, nutrition, communications and more. “There is a good mix of subjects and we be out coaching first and second years in the school. You’re always looking forward to being outside at some stage in the week,” he said. Work experience is included also. For this, Myles completed a rewarding placement coaching the Special Olympics Team in Letterkenny. On the back of his PLC studies, Myles has already gained an offer from Ulster University to study sports if he achieves a merit. He is also using his year to study Leaving Cert Spanish to have a third language under his belt.“I’m thinking about sport or doing teaching through arts now,” Myles said, as he plans his progression to Third Level with new possibilities,” he said.He is keen to recommend the PLC to other learners with a passion for sport.“I would say 100% do it if you have any kind of interest. It gives you a great taste of what a sports course would actually be like in college,” Myles said. Donegal ETB’s FET Service also offers this course in Stranorlar through Finn Valley College and two other sports-based courses (surf instructor and beach lifeguard and an outdoor activity instructor traineeship). You can apply online for all of them through www.fetchcourses.ie. Some of these courses are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Myles Mulgrew moves towards great goals with Donegal ETB was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal ETBerrigal collegefurther education trainingmyles mulgrewPLCpost leaving certSport Recreation and Exercise.
If Judge Jones or the NCSE thought for a minute that the Dover ruling would bring an end to the ID wars, the news media should clear up any miscalculations. Here is a clearinghouse of recent headlines:Peruse Pyrrhus: “Pyrrhic victory” is a phrase used by John West, Pat Buchanan on Real Clear Politics and others to characterize the completely one-sided decision by Judge John E. Jones. (For those needing a history refresher, King Pyrrhus of Epirus won a battle against the Romans in 279 BC, but sustained such heavy losses it nearly ruined his kingdom, and eventually contributed to its downfall.)Hail Storm: “Victors hail US evolution decision,” wrote the BBC News with a big portrait of Charles Darwin. The article quoted the decision and echoed primarily the attitudes of the winners.Praise Be: News@Nature similarly accentuated the positive attitude of the winners: “a complete victory,” said a lawyer representing the Dover parents who brought the ACLU lawsuit. Kevin Padian, pro-Darwinist scientist who testified, called ID effectively dead, crowing, “The whole place here is saying that this is beyond our wildest dreams.”Straight Story: Jeffrey Mervis at Science Now was a little more reserved at the celebration, at least giving one quote to John West who called this “government-imposed censorship” that “won’t work.” He gave Judge Jones last word, though, with his attempt to head off at the pass claims he was an activist judge.Basking Sharks: The two lawyers who won the Dover case are enjoying some fame, reports Law.com. Their comments seem like verbatim duplicates of those by Judge Jones. Tom Magnuson on Access Research Network, however, noted an irony in their views. Their stated principle, “right to believe includes the right not to believe,” seems to fly in the face of the Dover decision: “The Darwinistic worldview will now be taught unchallenged. While in school in Pennsylvania, you WILL be taught the state-sponsored worldview,” he commented.Slam-Dunk? No. Mortal Wound? No. Alan Boyle at MSNBC said the debate will move on to new grounds. As much as it “pleased Darwin’s defenders,” it rankled intelligent design proponents at least as much.Networkers: The ID Network went on offense, not defense. They accused the ruling: “The decision in Dover today took evolution out of science and made it a religion.”Catholic Rebuttal: Cardinal Schonborn answered his critics with a forthright response in First Things about the limits of science. Tom Magnuson on Access Research Network called this “a MUST read to understand the current culture war between scientism (neo-Darwinism) and design theory.”Politically Incorrect: Tom Bethell, author of A Politically Incorrect Guide to Science, wrote in The Washington Times that this is not even “remotely a setback for ID” Making it “Banned in Boston” is only going to ignite the flames.Public Justice: The Center for Public Justice denounced the ruling, calling it “largely philosophical and theological in character” and that Judge Jones was outside his domain, acting like a “court authority in the high Middle Ages.” School choice was their recommendation.Neo-Orthodoxy: Paul Campos in the Rocky Mountain News referred to the Spanish Inquisition in a satirical editorial about the irony of free-speech liberals embracing an intolerant orthodoxy.Judge in the Dock: John West wrote a series of articles for EvolutionNews asking pointed questions about Judge Jones and his decision: #1 Is Judge Jones an activist judge? #2 Did Judge Jones read the evidence submitted to him in the Dover trial? #3 Did Judge Jones accurately report and describe the ID resources? #4 Is Judge Jones a conservative Republican?No Waterloo: ID leader William Dembski wrote in Science and Theology News that the Dover decision is no Waterloo, but merely one battle in a long culture war.Skittish: A school in Fargo, ND won’t allow intelligent design as a debating topic. It’s too awkward and controversial, reported the Bismarck Tribune and InForum. Tom Magnuson quipped on Access Research Network that apparently schools don’t want to infringe on anyone’s Constitutional right to be comfortable.Museum Shrapnel: MSNBC talked about ongoing efforts at museums, zoos and aquariums to help docents deal with evolution critics. Sunday School for Scientists: The AAAS is planning a special session at its annual meeting at St. Louis in February to deal with the teaching of evolution in American high schools. “Evolution on the Front Line” will feature a series of presentations Sun. Feb. 19, including one by Vatican astronomer Rev. George Coyne. “The Sunday evolution forum is considered especially important in light of events in neighboring Kansas and other heartland areas,” the announcement states. Talking points: integrity of science, the best in science education for a knowledge-based, globally competitive economic future.Horn on the Cobb: Skipping over from Dover to Cobb County, an article by Joseph Knippenberg appeared in The American Enterprise talking about the textbook sticker case in Georgia as a textbook case on religion in the public square. Regarding the efforts to remove the stickers that merely called for critical thinking, he ended, “One begins to wonder whether liberal toleration is a sham, offered only to the most docile, and whether liberalism isn’t itself the very sort of orthodoxy it claims to eschew.”Bluffing words, commotion, posturing, strategizing, politicking, grandstanding… science, please? None of this matters, really; Darwinism has already been falsified (see next story). Since evolution has failed “in a most spectacular way,” we ought to be concerned not with war but with clean-up.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Down again, up again; the SETI Institute got a reprieve for its Allen Telescope Array from actress Jodie Foster, star of the Sagan SETI saga Contact. And just in time; NASA needs contact to protect earth from aliens who might invade to punish us for global warming. Foster is actually only one of 2,557 donors who rose up to keep SETI going, according to PhysOrg. Bill Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut (one of those who read from Genesis back on Christmas Eve 1968) was another. Live Science said sci-fi writer Larry Niven also put his money where his hope is. The SETI Institute only raised enough money so far to man the Allen array through year end – or should that be to “alien the Man array”? The Guardian UK released a photo of one of the aliens punishing humanity for global warming. Sure enough, (if one can believe the sensationalist British rag), some NASA guys and Penn State eggheads are worried that changes in Earth’s atmosphere might trigger tough love: “Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth’s atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.” It’s a “highly speculative scenario,” Ian Sample, “science correspondent” admitted, but what hey – they’re NASA scientists. Their speculations are only for humanity’s good, provided we take action now: “ ‘Green’ aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet,” Sample surmised, drawing authority from the authors of a joint study that considered “plausible outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity ‘prepare for actual contact’.” Of course that is just one of a number of “plausible scenarios,” good, bad, and neutral. What makes this scenario appealing is that it has political teeth. The authors explained, “These scenarios give us reason to limit our growth and reduce our impact on global ecosystems. It would be particularly important for us to limit our emissions of greenhouse gases, since atmospheric composition can be observed from other planets.” So Earthlings might just be the real illegal aliens. Maybe it’s time to consider what Wynne Perry at Live Science suggested: renaming Homo sapiens (wise man) something more realistic. Clever way to sneak global eco-politics into a story, don’t you think? They will have better luck aiming their telescopes at those described in the 08/17/2011 entry. Plenty of aliens there. Some of them are green, too.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Builders who follow the prescriptive requirements of the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) in Climate Zone 6, 7, or 8 are required to install a minimum of “20+5 or 13+10” wall insulation. What does this mean? According to an explanatory footnote in the code, the “First value is cavity insulation, [and the] second is continuous insulation or insulated siding, so ‘13+5’ means R-13 cavity insulation plus R-5 continuous insulation or insulated siding.”Here in Vermont (a Climate Zone 6 state), builders have been framing walls with 2x6s for at least 35 or 40 years. Nobody installs R-13 insulation in walls in Vermont, so the most likely way that Vermont builders will comply with this code provision is to install R-20 insulation between the studs and R-5 rigid foam insulation on the exterior side of the wall sheathing.While this approach meets minimum code requirements, it violates a tenet of good wall design: namely, that any rigid foam installed on the exterior side of wall sheathing needs to be thick enough to keep the sheathing above the dew point during the winter. (For more information on this issue, see Calculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam Sheathing.)Cold wall sheathing is more likely to be damp than warm wall sheathing, so the “20+5” requirement is problematic. There’s more, however: the 2012 IRC still maintains antiquated vapor barrier requirements. In section R702.7, the code notes that “Class I or II vapor retarders are required on the interior side of frame walls in Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 and Marine 4.” That requirement has always been unfortunate, but it has proven to be hard to change.Of course, if you’re building a wall with exterior rigid foam, the wall can no longer dry to the exterior; it needs to be able to dry to the interior. An interior Class I vapor barrier prevents inward drying, and a…
You are a leader, and you have to make hard decisions.Jack Welch was often under fire for requiring that his managers fire the bottom 10 percent of their employees every year. The idea that one would remove employees without considering their individual circumstances, their families, and the hardship it would create caused a lot of people to chafe, me among them. I have always believed you retrain or reassigned people before you remove them.Jack often defended this policy, making the case that it is really cruel to allow someone to believe they were safe only to dismiss them during a downturn, when it would be more difficult for them to find work—and when it would come as a surprise. In that, he isn’t wrong.The genius isn’t in the cold, calculated decision to fire the bottom 10 percent of your employees every year. I also don’t recall reading stories about the 10,000 GE employees who were let go every year, meaning this policy may have been more honored in its breach. The genius in this policy is that it forced managers to make a decision about what to do with underperforming employees.I don’t know Mr. Welch, but I don’t believe that he would have any problem with retraining or reassigning people into roles in which they are better equipped to succeed. I am positive he would have no trouble with the idea that you should work with people and do your very best to help them grow and succeed before removing them from your company and your charge. I do, however, believe that the idea that you have to make a decision one way or the other was his real intention.Too many leaders allow problems—including underperforming employees—to go unaddressed for too long. As a leader, you have to ask yourself, “If I were removed from your role, what would your replacement immediately do to produce better results?” It is the leader’s job to make decisions, even without all the information you need, and even when you can’t be sure. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now