Wilson’s hat-trick keeps Vauxhall on course

first_imgTyane Wilson netted all three goals in Vauxhall’s 3-0 win over Norman Manley, which ended the game with 10 players, in their crucial Zone F ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup fixture at Vauxhall High School, to keep the east Kingston school on track to advance to the next round.The tricky attacker netted in the second, 22nd and 55th to push his team to 19 points, four clear of second-placed Excelsior and Jonathan Grant, and all but knock out Norman Manley (eight points) from the competition.Norman Manley’s Shamar Reid was ejected on a second yellow card on 53 minutes.Vauxhall’s coach, Keon Broderick, cautioned that the job is not over.”We are on 19 points and things are looking promising, but we are not there as yet; we still have some more work to do as we have two games to play, two crucial games and that will determine where we finish in the table,” he commented.”Today we scored early in the game and that was good because they started to chase the game and once they started to chase it opened gaps for us in the midfield to score two more goals,” he added.Wilson picked up an ankle injury in the first-half, which earned Reid his first yellow card, and it was obvious he was not 100 percent. But 10 minutes into the second-half he latched on to a pass over the defence and lobbed the advancing Brandon Edmond to seal his hat-trick.”That young man (Wilson) is spectacular, he is one of the best forward players in the league right now,” stated Broderick.He added: “Once the boys remain disciplined I have no doubt that we will see it through.”Meanwhile, Excelsior (15 points) stopped Jonathan Grant 1-0 to take second place in the group on goal difference, over the said opponent.In Zone C, St George’s College (19 points) blanked Kingston Technical 7-0 to move three points clear at the top. Innswood (16) slipped to third on goal difference after a 2-2 draw with Ardenne, while Denham Town (16) climbed to second following a 2-1 win over Eltham.In Zone B, Hydel’s (19 points) 4-2 win over Cumberland carried them six points clear at the top, over joint second-placed Papine High, who beat Dunoon Technical 2-0, and Haile Selassie, who stopped Greater Portmore 3-1.last_img read more

Kevin Durant helps lead Warriors past Pacers after friend’s death

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Indiana ended its four-game swing out West by losing an eighth straight road game and missing another chance to clinch a playoff berth following a 115-109 defeat at the Clippers on Tuesday night.The Warriors, whose defense has become a greater focus with the playoffs approaching, have allowed their fewest points in two of the past four games. Oklahoma City scored 88 points Saturday before the two-time defending champions held down Indiana.Klay Thompson began 0 for 7, missing his first five 3-pointers, and wound up with 18 points on 7-for-18 shooting. He scored his first field goal of the night, which he followed with another basket the next possession, at the 7:46 mark of the second quarter and his first 3 came in the final minute of the first half as Golden State built a 53-43 lead at the break.“Well I finally decided to make a shot, so that felt good,” Thompson cracked.Golden State returned from an impressive 3-1 road trip — with wins at Houston, Oklahoma City and Minnesota and a loss at San Antonio — to play its first game at Oracle Arena since a 115-111 flop against lowly Phoenix on March 10.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? TIP-INSPacers: G Darren Collison sat out a second straight game with a bruised right quadriceps muscle. When he missed Tuesday it snapped his streak of 71 straight starts this season. … Indiana is 4-9 on the road vs. the Western Conference, having lost the last five.Warriors: All five Warriors starters scored in double figures for the fourth time, with Golden State winning each of those. … The Warriors won 132-100 at Indiana on Jan. 28, getting 39 assists and shooting 54.1 percent and going 13 of 31 on 3s. … Golden State is 27-4 when notching 30 or more assists (32 on Thursday). … Bogut is three regular-season games shy of 700 in 14 seasons.UP NEXTPacers: Host Nuggets on Sunday.Warriors: Host Mavericks on Saturday night having won 12 straight at home in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Joel Embiid DeMarcus Cousins returned after missing two games with a sore right ankle and had 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Andrew Bogut received a warm welcome for his home debut after re-joining the Warriors on the road. The 7-foot big man played on Golden State’s 2015 championship team and the 73-win team the following season that lost in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to LeBron James and the Cavaliers, and he got hurt in Game 5 of the finals and missed the rest of the series.“In my old age you get a bit sentimental,” Bogut said. “It’s funny how life works, right?”Both teams had slow starts: The game was tied at 19 after the first quarter, when the Warriors were 1 of 10 on 3s.“I thought our defensive intensity was good in the first half, and what happens in this league is when you’re not scoring points the flood gates can open,” Pacers assistant Dan Burke said.BOGUT’S RETURNKerr still expects Bogut to make an impact even with Cousins healthy again and despite “an insurance-policy role.”Bogut had seven rebounds and four points — shooting 1 for 8 — in nine minutes.And Bogut was greeted exactly how Kerr figured — with “a raucous reception.”The big man waved and smiled as fans cheered when video highlights were shown on the big screen with “Welcome back Andrew Bogut.”“I think our fans recognize that, in many ways, Andrew represented the shift in the Warriors organization and its emphasis on defense,” Kerr said. “I think that trade was really kind of the first domino to fall in terms of — well Steph’s drafting was the first one, let’s not forget that one — but shortly thereafter Andrew came over in the trade and there was an organizational shift toward a defensive mindset which I think Mark Jackson implemented and the players started to reflect that philosophy.” 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Durant led a balanced Warriors attack, playing the same day childhood friend Cliff Dixon was shot to death in Atlanta. Warriors guard Quinn Cook also was close with Dixon as they’re all from the Washington D.C./Maryland area.Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 15 points with four 3-pointers during the Warriors’ 35-point third quarter in which they limited Indiana to 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Tonight I thought our spirit and our energy were fantastic,” coach Steve Kerr said, crediting his group for being “engaged.”Tyreke Evans scored 20 points off the bench and Thaddeus Young added 18 for the Pacers, who were without coach Nate McMillan for family reasons. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, blocks a shot from Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant established Golden State’s defensive energy by swatting away shots early. Eventually, the Warriors got going on the other end as they almost always do.Durant had 15 points, six assists and three blocks after losing a close friend earlier in the day, and the Warriors ran away from the Indiana Pacers 112-89 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

President Weah’s Greatest Challenge

first_imgThe announcement by President George Weah sometime ago setting up a Special Committee to probe allegations of wrong doing by former officials tasked to fashion out the ExxonMobil oil concession agreement had taken the public by surprise. Why, because it was hardly ever imagined that President Weah after having publicly declared on several occasions that he was committed to protecting the interests of his predecessor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf would have dared venture to raise the curtain on her past stewardship of the nation’s affairs.The Committee has long since completed its assigned duties and recommended that the former officials restitute monies paid to them by ExxonMobil through the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL). To date no former official has paid back a cent, notwithstanding President Weah’s declared commitment to transparency and the fight against corruption. In yet another instance, President Weah is on record for having called for the prosecution of perpetrators of human rights abuse. His call was made long before he ever became President.However, there are now worrying signs that President Weah appears to be withdrawing his call for accountability and is instead seeking accommodation with perpetrators on grounds that there are more pressing national concerns to attend. One such individual has called attempts to ensure accountability a “fiasco”. Some of his officials have even argued that because former President Sirleaf ignored the TRC recommendations, President Weah should likewise do the same and abandon calls for accountability. In just a few days from now, President Weah, currently in China, will be headed to the UN General Assembly in New York upon completion of his visit to that Asian country.But President Weah will be going to the UN at a time when the country’s Judiciary finds itself in rather dire straits with threats of impeachment by the House of Representatives hovering over the Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh. Without realizing it, the issue of accountability has however, taken center-stage with the impeachment process of Associate Justice Ja’neh proceeding at pace. The Supreme Court Bench led by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor is digging in their heels, insisting that the House Speaker appears before the Court to answer to Justice Janeh’s claim of violation of his rights to due process.The House for its part has refused to budge, insisting that it will not appear before the Court, arguing that the power to impeach falls strictly within the purview of the Legislature. Under Article 43 of the Constitution the power to prepare a Bill of Impeachment is vested solely in the House of Representatives, while the power to impeach is vested solely in the Senate. When the President, Vice President or Associate Justice is to be tried, the Chief Justice shall preside.Now that the Bill of Impeachment has been prepared and forwarded to the Senate, and with both sides digging in, it remains to be seen whether Chief Justice Francis Korkpor is going to preside over the trial of his colleague as required by the Constitution or whether he is going to refuse to do so on grounds that the House is in error and has disrespected the Court. And without uttering a word, a huge precedent is being set with far reaching implications for the growth and development of the country’s fledgling democracy.But just what President Weah, a virtual newcomer in politics, should make of these developments which, for all purposes, are sorely testing the resilience of our nascent democracy. In the opinion of this newspaper, these problems or developments are but symptomatic of the corrosive and erosive effects of impunity on social cohesion including our national political and economic well-being. It is impunity for example which has seen government officials including legislators and judicial officials place themselves above the law.As noted in US State Department Human Rights reports, justice is on sale to the highest bidder and in ways more than one, Judges and Justices as well have interfered in court cases in which they have vested interests. Likewise also are members of the Legislature who, from all intents and purposes have placed themselves above the law. They have without any degree of conscience passed into existence very bad concession agreements that have placed the future of the country in jeopardy. They have also refused to submit to audits by the General Auditing Commission.As for the Executive, what more can be said? It has over the years exercised unbridled powers and bent its coequal branches to its will. These developments have taken on appearances of a tragic comedy — the Legislature up against the Judiciary with the Executive looking on with bemused interest. The towering figure in this drama is President Weah who came to the job with almost impeccable credentials — having no part in the violence of war, corruption free and self-made. He now has a charge to steer the nation from the path of endemic corruption, impunity and recurrent conflict to a path of peace and development.How he intends to go about this will of course continue to remain a subject of intense concern. He has to tackle impunity head-on. As a first step in this direction, President Weah should implement the recommendations of the Special Presidential Committee (SPC) calling for restitution. His is indeed a tall order to which he has to measure up.His colleague and former team mate James Salinsa Debah summed it up in these words:“George has achieved a lot in football and the people love him for it. But should he become president of Liberia, the public will forget his performances on the football pitch and judge him by what he achieves in office. People in the country are yearning for change and want it very quickly. If he doesn’t deliver it, the people could turn on him. It is a big risk he is taking and I wish him well.”This is indeed President Weah’s “Greatest Challenge”.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA SENIOR staff nurse with decades of experience dealing with road tragedies committed three dangerous driving offences within minutes of each other, a court has heard.The incident, Letterkenny District Court was told, was one of the worst cases of dangerous driving witnessed by experienced officer Garda Damian Mulkearns.Mary O’Callaghan, The Commons, Bellinaleck, Co Fermanagh is a senior specialist nurse at Enniskillen Hospital. She admitted the offences which took place two days before Christmas last year as she drove into Ballybofey from Donegal Town.Judge Paul Kelly heard how Ms O’Callaghan, who is 59, swerved in and out of a line of traffic overtaking cars and narrowly missing both oncoming vehicles and a traffic island.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the nurse was extremely embarrassed and regretful about the offences which were “a single blight on 40 years of driving.”He said she had had a “difficult shift” the night before, had friends arriving for Christmas and had her priorities in the wrong place.The solicitor added that it could have been a “very sorrowful Christmas had things gone the other way and there had been a crash.”Judge Kelly told the defendant: ” I am amazed at someone in your position would drive in such a manner; Gda Mulkearns description of the incident as being one of the worst he has ever seen speaks volumes about these incidents.”Sentence was adjourned until October 13 with the nurse sent on the Pro-Social Drivers Course and ordered to pay €150 towards the cost of it.SENIOR STAFF NURSE ADMITS 3 DANGEROUS DRIVING CHARGES IN ‘WORST CASE FOR YEARS’ was last modified: July 17th, 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:dangerous drivingEnniskillenFermanaghMary O’CallaghanNURSElast_img read more


first_imgCome Cook With Us’ FundraiserThis excellent fundraiser for Bord na nÓg takes place this Thursday night (November 19th) in the Abbey Hotel from 8pm. Tickets are available from all underage managers and are priced at €10. Contestants on the night include Austin O’Kennedy, Mark Sweeney and Davy Crawford among others. There will also be a comedian on the night alongside the cooking. All club members, parents, players and locals are asked to get behind this fundraiser, with all money raised on the night being reinvested in the underage and ladies sections of the club.Bord na nÓg Awards NightThe Bord na nÓg awards night takes place on Sunday November 22nd in the St John Bosco Centre from 7pm to 9pm. All coaches and managers are asked to be there from 6pm to help set up the venue. GAA President Aogan O’ Fearghail will be in attendance on the night. Senior Board AGMThe Senior Board AGM, Sunday 6th Dec , 7.30pm @Dom’s Pier 1. AGM nomination forms available at Liam Mullin’s Shop, Abbey Hotel reception and from club officers. Soft copy available on request by email to, secretary.fourmasters.donegal@gaa.ieU12 Boys FootballTraining for next years U12 boys football team continues every Wednesday night at 6pm in Tír Cónaill, new players always welcome.Senior Men’s FootballThe senior men’s football team will play Bundoran in the play off to stay in Division 1 for 2016, no date/time for this fixture has been released.Club Lotto ResultThere was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €3,200 in Week 17 of the 2015/2016 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday November 9th.The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Philomena Caldwell, Main Street, Paddy Muldoon, The Glebe, Charlie ‘Coventry’ Mc Ginty, Garvagh and Damien Timoney, Castle Street.The numbers drawn were 6, 8, 13 & 18 with the jackpot now standing at €3,300. New members are still welcome so why not play online now  at www.fourmastersgaa.com Scór na nÓgA very entertaining night was had by all at the county final but unfortunately our dancers did not go through.The county champions in Scór na nÓg 2015/’16 are outlined below.Rince Foirne – Naomh AdhamhnáinAmhránaíocht Aonair – Amy Ní Chléirigh, Naomh AdhamhnáinAithriseoireacht – Evan Carron Key, Aodh Rua Cúl na gCuirridínCeol Uirlise – Naomh AdhamhnáinLéiriú Stáitse – Gaoth DobhairBaileád Ghrúpa – Gaoth DobhairNaomh Columba Tráth na gCeist team (County Champions) who go straight to the All Ireland finals of Scór na nÓg in Killarney as there is no Ulster final for the Tráth na gCeist competition.This was the last county final of Scor for Con O Donnell and Cathaoirleach Bord na Contae CLG Dhún na nGall, Sean Dunnion gave a glowing speech about Con on the night which was fully deserved and it was nice to see Con getting this well earned recognition.CondolencesOur thoughts and prayers are with the Breslin family on the recent passing of Mary. May she rest in peace.Well doneWell done to the AVS Senior boys football team and management team who defeated Milford (Loreto Community School) on a scoreline of 4-19 to 5-12 after extra time in Convoy Centre of Excellence. The club had 11 players starting or coming on during the game with other club players also part of the squad. They now await to the winners of the Rosses Community School and St Columba’s Glenties game in the semi finalGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS AWAIT DATE TO FACE BUNDORAN IN RELEGATION/PROMOTION PLAY-OFF was last modified: November 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

In the big inning

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “If you’re playing back in that situation, a line drive in front of you scores two runs,” said Angels coach Ron Roenicke, who positions the outfielders. “We just put (outfielders) in place where (hitters) are apt to hit the ball, and (Cano) smoked it. In general, not too many left-handers drive the ball in this ballpark the opposite way.” But Cano did, and it was the difference in the game. “Since I was a little kid, I used to hit the ball to left field,” Cano said. “That’s something I’ve been working on the whole year here in the big leagues, and to use the whole field.” Colon pounded his fist into his glove after the play, upset he couldn’t get the final out of the inning. “I was looking to throw a fastball away, but it was maybe a little higher than I wanted,” Colon said of the 2-2 pitch. “He hit it higher than I thought he would.” Anderson was unavailable for comment because he left the ballpark before reporters were allowed into the clubhouse after the game. Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield and Derek Jeter had two hits apiece for the Yankees, who could not muster any more offense after the second inning. Colon, the probable Cy Young Award winner in the American League, had his worst start of the season this year against the Yankees back on April 26 in a 12-4 loss. Tuesday, he settled down after his early-inning troubles and went seven innings, allowing four runs and eight hits. He allowed only one Yankees base runner to reach scoring position after the second inning, but by then, the damage had been done. Mussina, who carried a 14-8 career record against the Angels into the game, shut out the Angels on five hits through 5 innings. The Angels’ only runs of the game came on Bengie Molina’s solo homer off Tanyon Sturtze with one out in the seventh inning, and Darin Erstad’s one-out RBI single in the ninth off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who earned the save. Their best opportunity to get to Mussina came in the second inning when Juan Rivera singled with two out and Steve Finley followed with a liner into the right-field corner that took a Yankees bounce when it one-hopped into the seats. “I think the key (play) was the ball bouncing into the seats,” Mussina said. “Because Rivera was going to score if the ball stays in play, and Finley might have ended up on third.” Adam Kennedy popped out to left to end the threat. “I get a base hit in the second and the lead is cut in half, and (the 4-0 deficit) is not that big of a deal,” Kennedy said. “After that we couldn’t get much going.” Colon retired the first two batters of the game, then yielded consecutive singles to Giambi, Sheffield and Hideki Matsui, setting the stage for Cano, who came up with the biggest hit of his young career. “The kid had a great at-bat,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “That’s not easy to do. To have that kind of an at-bat in that kind of situation was really something.” The Yankees added to their lead in the second inning, again coming up with clutch two-out hits. After Colon struck out both Bernie Williams and Bubba Crosby to begin the inning, Jeter singled to spark the rally. Colon fell behind in the count to Alex Rodriguez, 2-0, then drilled him with a pitch in the back. Rodriguez has hit Colon well during his career, batting .442 (19 for 43) with seven home runs, including three in one game earlier this season. Giambi followed with his second hit in the day, a line drive into the right-field corner to drive home Jeter for a 4-0 Yankees lead. Through the first two innings, the Yankees were 6-for-8 with two outs, and Colon had already made 48 pitches. Losing the first game of a playoff series is nothing new to the Angels, who lost the first game in each of their three series in 2002, and they won all three. “Obviously it wasn’t by design then and it’s not by design now,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We have to keep playing our game, and we have to do a little better job offensively.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Angels had no need for a closer, not after their starter struggled early and put them in a hole from which they could not climb out. The Yankees jumped on Bartolo Colon in the first inning and rode the arm of starter Mike Mussina and the Yankees bullpen to a 4-2 victory and 1-0 series lead before a crowd of 45,142 at Angel Stadium. With all of the Yankees’ offensive firepower, it was rookie Robinson Cano who came up with the big hit, a two-out, three-run double in the first inning that set the tone for the night. Angels left fielder Garret Anderson, who had played left field only once since Sept. 20 because of a sore back, was playing shallow by design and got a poor jump on the ball. center_img ANAHEIM – The Angels might have hoped to relive some of that postseason magic of 2002 when they asked ex-Angels pitcher Troy Percival to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Maybe that was the problem: Percival, wearing jeans and a black shirt, was throwing the first pitch of the game, not the last. last_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness with Paul and his mum Anne-Marie.The family of a young Donegal boy have a real Christmas to celebrate after being told he will have an operation which could help him walk for the first time.Little Paul Doherty was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which left him in a wheelchair.But his mother Ann-Marie never gave up hope of him walking one day and now Paul will have an operation in March 2015. While the operation does not guarantee the five year old Killygordon lad will take his first steps, his mum is determined he gets a chance.In recent months Ann-Marie has undertaken to raise the €60,000 needed for the operation in America.Anne Marie explained “Since Paul could talk he always told me “Mammy, I want to walk”. It broke my heart to see him stuck in a wheelchair not been able to run about with his brother and sister or even to be able to pick up a toy from the floor that he wanted to play with.“Paul is a happy boy, playful and full of devilment! As his mother, I always fought to get him the services and therapies he needed. While the HSE gave Paul what they could they could never offer him the opportunity to be able to walk. “Then I came across an operation in America called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). The operation involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord that are misfiring the muscles in his leg.”Anne Marie always said that the €60,000.00 would pay for the operation and just 4-6 months of an intense 2 year post operative physiotherapy program. Now having gathered the €60,000 needed for the operation, Ann-Marie is continuing the ‘Mammy I Want To Walk’ campaign so Paul can get even more therapy to help him walk after the operation. BRAVE PAUL GETS DATE FOR OPERATION WHICH COULD HELP HIM WALK FOR FIRST TIME was last modified: December 15th, 2014 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:donegalKillygordonpaul dohertyWALKlast_img read more

Installing Rigid Foam Above a Concrete Slab

first_img 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. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img If you’re building a new cold-climate home with a basement, you’ll probably want to install a continuous horizontal layer of rigid foam under the basement slab. Even though the rigid foam won’t save enough energy to justify its cost, it’s worth installing for another reason: it will reduce summertime condensation and mold accumulation, and will therefore help your basement smell better. (To learn more about sub-slab foam, see “All About Basements.”)What if you’re living in an older house that has an uninsulated basement slab? If you want the benefits of floor insulation, you’ll have to install the rigid foam on top of your existing slab.Before we discuss slab insulation, it’s worth reviewing the three basic mechanisms that can make a basement slab damp:If you install carpeting on an uninsulated slab, you can end up with moldy carpeting. The cold slab is a condensing surface, and the indoor air (especially during the summer) provides the moisture. That’s why you want to install rigid foam on your basement slab before you install carpeting.Here are the basic steps to installing rigid foam above an existing slab:Ideally, your basement slab was installed over a layer of 6 mil polyethylene. If you’re not sure whether your slab has poly underneath, you can always drill a hole through your slab in an inconspicuous area of your basement. If the diameter of the hole is at least 3/4 inch, you should be able to tell (with your finger, a probe, or a flashlight) whether there is any poly under the slab.If there’s no poly under your slab, or you’re worried that there may not be any poly under your slab, it’s probably a good idea to install a layer of 6-mil poly between the… last_img read more

First Footage: This Short Film was Shot on the Canon C200

first_imgSee the versatility of the Canon C200 in the short film From Dock to Dish.All images and video from Canon Pro.From Dock to Dish gives us our first glance at the image-capturing capabilities of Canon’s latest addition to their cinema line, the Canon C200. Directed by Andrew Fried (Chef’s Table) and DP’d by Bryant Fisher, the film follows the journey of a fisherman from catching a fish all they way to serving it in a dish. Take a moment and check out the camera’s imaging power.First Impressions and Image QualitySimply put, this camera captures outstanding imagery. The colors and pictures are crisp, sharp, and clean. Since the filmmakers captured this entire film with Cinema RAW Light, it showcases what this camera is capable of capturing.Right out of the gate, I immediately noticed how well the shadows performed in the opening scene — they retain a remarkable amount of detail. The highlights from the lamps are similarly impressive. The fifteen stops of dynamic range offered from the C200 also performed well. One thing I did notice is that the shadows did include some noise. According to the BTS video, the filmmakers captured these scenes between 1600 and 2000 ISO. Although the noise is noticeable, it’s not an unpleasant sight, and it is still 100 percent usable.Another impressive demonstration of the C200’s image capture capability involves the interior scenes from the market. Granted, we don’t know much about the filmmakers’ lighting setup, but I would assume the overhead fluorescent lights here were not pretty. However, the RAW codec would have provided enough information to feature the clean colors and grade that we see in these scenes.I wish that this film would have featured 4K footage in the 150 mbps quality. Although the RAW feature is very exciting, it’s not practical in many scenarios. I think most C200 shooters will utilize the lighter codecs more frequently.Slow MotionOne of the most anticipated features of the new camera is slow motion at 4K. This short showcases the slow motion feature, which yields a smooth and detailed image. Often, when you use a camera’s slow motion feature, it significantly reduces the data rate of the image. This then degrades the image to almost an unusable state. However, the slow motion on this camera looks just as detailed as its 24p counterpart. Being able to shoot 4K at a standard frame rate and in slow motion without jeopardizing quality is a huge bonus.ConclusionThe Canon C200 is an exciting new camera. The short film, From Dock to Dish, gives us the first detailed look at how well this camera can perform in real-world situations and even less-than-ideal lighting scenarios. It can produce beautiful imagery that’s flexible in post-production. The number of features this camera offers is a big step up for Canon, and it’s what filmmakers have been waiting for.What are your thoughts on the new Canon C200? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Pictures of Sunny Leone, elephant, deer replace voters in UP voters list

first_imgThe district administration of Ballia in Uttar Pradesh was left embarrassed after images of an elephant, a deer, a pigeon and pornstar-turned-Bollywood actress Sunny Leone found their way into a revised voter list uploaded on the government website.The images were placed against the names of valid voters, whose original photos had been replaced.The rest of the details, including the addresses, however, were intact. Among the 7-8 voters whose photos were found tampered with was Narad Rai, former minister in the Samajwadi Party government. The photograph of an elephant was carried against his name in the list, while a voter named Durgawati Singh had a photo of Leone representing her.The voters belong to part 33 and 95 of the Balla Sadar Vidhan Sabha seat voter list.The anomalies were detected during the inspection of the revised voter lists that were uploaded on July 15. The election commission is carrying out the process of demarcation of voting booths and integration of voter lists, which are scheduled to be published on September 1.Additional District Magistrate Manoj Kumar Singhal told The Hindu as per initial probe, the anomaly was attributed to the mischief of a data operator, who changed the photos of at least four voters in a fit of revenge as he was “aggravated over being transferred” out of the constituency.Case against data operatorUP Chief Election Officer L. Venkateshwarlu also said that as per the probe the data operator in the district, identified as Vishnu Dev Verma, had “deliberately tampered with the voter list” with the aim of “corrupting” it.Mr. Verma was believed to be “disturbed” after he was transferred from Ballia constituency on charges of assaulting a lekhpal, said the UP CEO in a statement.Mr. Singhal said that a case has been lodged against Mr. Verma, and his services have been terminated. Mr. Verma faces charges of cheating by personation and forgery of valuable documents under Sections 419, 420, 467 and 468 of the Indian Penal Code.Mr. Singhal said the errors in the list have been corrected and will reflect in the updated list to be published on September 1.The CEO has also ordered a high-level probe into the incident and directed all districts to inspect their lists and correct all such errors before the final publication.Mr. Rai, who found his photograph replaced with that of an elephant, however, said the action taken against the data operator was not enough and that all other officials “through whom the voter list was passed” should also be punished. “The district administration is to be blamed for this. Such lapses have become common under the rule of the BJP. Voter lists are being made in a haphazard manner,” he said.last_img read more