Terry: We proved the doubters wrong

first_imgJubilant Chelsea captain John Terry said his team had proved their doubters wrong by winning the FA Cup.The Blues’ 2-1 victory against Liverpool at Wembley meant they got their hands on the trophy for the fourth time in six years.And Terry told ITV: “It’s fantastic – it’s what we live for.“We spoke about winning yesterday and we’ve had a tough competition in the FA Cup this season and we’ve won. It was a great performance.“At times people have slated us as too old, past it or not together, but as a team we come together and unite when our backs are against the wall, and we’ve done that superbly in the last 16 or 17 games.”More reaction to follow.Click here for the Chelsea v Liverpool quizSee also: Drogba strikes again as Chelsea beat Liverpool in controversial finalCech insists Carroll’s header did not cross the lineFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pondering an Attic Conversion

first_imgCreating a Conditioned AtticFans in the AtticVented or Unvented Attic?Spray Foam InsulationGreen Basics: Cooling OptionsFans and Natural CoolingDesigning a Good Ventilation System The attic is just another roomOnce the roof deck is insulated, the attic becomes a conditioned space just like any other room in the house, GBA senior editor Martin Holladay says. “If you install closed-cell spray foam on the underside of your roof deck, creating an unvented attic, there is no reason to believe that your attic will be warmer than a vented attic,” Holladay writes. “If anything, it will probably be cooler. “Your attic will be within 5 or 10 degrees of your living room temperature. If your living room is hot, your attic will be, too. If your living room is cool, your attic will be, too.”The closed-cell foam, Holladay adds, should have only a marginal effect on how long the new roof shingles will last. Although the insulation will make the roof shingles “somewhat hotter” than they would be over an unconditioned attic, insulation is only one of a number of factors affecting shingle temperature.“The most important factor affecting shingle temperature is shingle color,” Holladay says. “If you want cooler shingles, out of the belief that cooler shingles last longer — and they probably do — then install white shingles, not dark shingles.” Insulation plan has some disadvantagesSpraying 5 inches of foam on the bottom of the roof deck has at least a couple of problems, says Dana Dorsett.Because closed-cell foam is vapor-impermeable, it would trap moisture at the roof deck, Dorsett says, and using foam at that thickness is a lost cause from an insulation point of view because of thermal bridging through the rafters.“What’s more,” Dorsett says, “the blowing agents of most 2-lb. foam have a huge life cycle global warming hit, making anything beyond the first inch or two net negative for the climate.”Instead, Dorsett recommends spraying 1 inch to 2 inches of foam against the roof deck and finishing with damp-spray cellulose or high-density fiberglass, a strategy that’s “the best of both worlds.” In support of his suggestion, Dorsett refers Graff to a Building Science Corporation report on the subject.“All insulation systems are compromises,” Holladay says. Installing a continuous layer of rigid foam insulation over the roof sheathing or under the rafters would control thermal bridging, he advises.“Unlike Dana Dorsett,” Holladay adds, “I don’t think that installing 5 or 6 inches of closed-cell spray foam on the underside of your roof sheathing will cause any moisture problems. It’s true that the roof sheathing won’t dry to interior to any degree — but as long as the roof sheathing is dry on the day that it is insulated, the system should perform as designed.” RELATED ARTICLES center_img Incorporating whole-house ventilationGraff currently places a fan in an attic window for nighttime cooling. With downstairs windows opened, and the fan in the attic window running, warm air is pushed out of the house and cool outdoor air is drawn in to replace it. This is an effective, low-cost way of cooling down a house without the use of air conditioning.With an insulated roof deck, Graff wonders, what happens to this strategy? “So how does warm air leave the attic?” he asks. “It sounds as if the air in the attic will never get changed, and I will no longer be able to bring in cool air at night.”Holladay noted that nighttime ventilation cooling — using either a conventional whole-house fan or the NightBreeze system — is a good way to cool a house in any climate that has cool tempertures at night. Graff responded that the NightBreeze system seems like something that would be added to a central air-conditioning system, not a stand-alone solution.“When you convert a vented unconditioned attic into an unvented conditioned attic, you are incorporating the attic into your conditioned space,” Holladay replies. “It’s just like another room in your house. It shouldn’t be significantly warmer or colder than any other room. It’s just like a second-floor bedroom or a third-floor bedroom. But If you want nighttime ventilation cooling using a whole-house fan (usually installed in the ceiling of the upstairs hallway), it’s much easier to do with a vented, unconditioned attic.”But, James Morgan writes, there’s no reason Graff wouldn’t be able to continue using an exhaust fan installed in his attic window — if he really needs to. “I see no reason why this arrangement will not continue to work in the new attic regime,” Morgan says. “To get the proper benefits, of course, there has to be an open air path to the attic space where the window is located and all window AC units need to be shut off.“A whole-house fan is simply a bypass arrangement to enable nighttime cooling in homes without such a convenient layout as you currently have. It’s not so much that it won’t work, but that you don’t need it.” Rob Graff is getting a new roof, and with it an opportunity to turn his vented attic into an insulated, conditioned space.But he’s also got some concerns.“They will be spraying 5 inches or so of closed-cell foam directly against the decking,” he writes in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “This will fully seal my attic. My question is, how does this work if you do not have air conditioning in the house, other than window units in the bedrooms and one in the living room?”Graff’s two-story house includes a partially finished attic, and he’s not sure how that can be vented once the roof deck is insulated.“My concern is that, because heat rises, the attic will gather heat. How do I get that heat out of the attic if it has no vents? Also, how would I integrate a whole-house fan into this design?”Graff’s questions are the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Our expert’s opinionPeter Yost, GBA’s technical director, adds these thoughts:First, it is always helpful to know the climate that any assembly is facing, whether there is any HVAC equipment in the attic, and what the roof cladding is. I am going to assume that this is a cold climate, there is no HVAC equipment in the attic, and the roofing consists of 3-tab asphalt shingles.Given these assumptions, here is my hygrothermal assessment (that is, my assessment of the energy and moisture performance of the attic space and roof):1. Net energy efficiency gain by moving the air and thermal barrier to the roof line.In almost all climates and building types, it is a net gain to “cathedralize” the attic, even if this space is not going to be used as fully conditioned space or living space. This is especially true for hot climates, but in many cases holds for cold climates as well, in large part because the roof plane is usually the easiest plane to get these two barriers continuous, and because the increased volume of the overall inside space of the building typically represents a relatively small energy penalty. Particularly in a cold climate, sealing air leaks at the eave is critical to combating ice dams.2. Using the same attic window(s) to ventilate at night.There is no reason that Rob Graff can’t continue to pull air from the living spaces below, up and through the cathedralized attic space. In fact, the significant moderation in temperatures afforded by the roofline air and thermal barriers will reduce the need for night-time cooling.3. Impact on attic solar heat gain of roof cladding type and color.The thermal performance of the roofing (its reflectance — the fraction of solar energy the roof cladding rejects — and its emittance — the fraction of absorbed energy the cladding can re-radiate) is important. But take a look at the numbers below for different roofing materials. White shingles are much better than black, but white metal roofing is far better than white shingles at rejecting the sun’s energy and shedding any that it absorbs. Interestingly, while Galvalume has a really high reflectance, the small portion that it absorbs is not easily re-radiated or emiited, so a white metal roof is far better at keeping an attic cool than a bare metal roof. We don’t know the age or condition of Rob’s roofing, but switching to white shingles is not nearly as effective as switching to white metal, albeit at a much higher initial cost.White 3-tab asphalt shingles (representative numbers from Energy Star): Initial reflectance – 0.66; Initial emissivity – 0.85.Black 3-tab asphalt shingles (representative numbers from Florida Solar Energy Center): Initial reflectance – 0.034; Initial emissivity – 0.90.White metal roofing: Initial reflectance – 0.84; Initial emissivity – 0.91.Galvalume metal roofing (bare metal): Initial reflectance – 0.90; Initial emissivity – 0.06.4. Drying potential of the closed-cell spray-foamed roof assembly.Given that the vapor permeability of both the spray foam and the asphalt roofing shingles is very low (both are Class I or Class II vapor retarders), the new roof assembly has little to no drying potential. While Martin Holladay is correct in saying that if the roof is dry at the time of spray foaming, it can stay dry, that is really dependent on just how much confidence Rob Graff has in the ability of his roof to shed bulk water and not leak. A very simple roof plane with few penetrations and in a sheltered location is one thing, but a complex roof plane with lots of penetrations in an exposed location is a whole other matter. I generally recommend strongly against assemblies without one dedicated direction of drying potential, unless the roof assembly has been designed and constructed (and will be maintained) flawlessly.5. Need for ignition barrier on spray foam.One code inspector may give a homeowner a pass for leaving the spray foam exposed in a non-living space;another may not. But frankly, if the pitch of the roof brings any utility to the newly enclosed attic space, Rob Graff will end up storing stuff or inviting people to this space, and it will need an ignition barrier, easily provided by gypsum board as the attic is finished.last_img read more

9 months agoBrighton boss Hughton won’t blame Gross for Salah pen

first_imgBrighton boss Hughton won’t blame Gross for Salah penby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton insists he doesn’t blame Pascal Gross for Liverpool’s winning penalty on Saturday.Gross was penalised for a foul on Salah, which gave the Egyptian the chance to break the deadlock from the penalty spot, and Hughton showed his understanding towards the incident.“You’ve also got to feel for Pascal — he was up against arguably the best player in the country in that position.“It was one-v-one and he needs to have help. There’s no blame on Pascal, I think he did a great job to track him [Salah] anyway.“These are the moments in the game that Liverpool generally find because of the quality that they’ve got.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Colin Cowherd Says Alabama Is The “Wal-Mart Of College Football”

first_imgColin Cowherd discussing something on his show.YouTube/Colin CowherdColin Cowherd has moved on from his weekly trolling of Iowa to find a new target. This week, Cowherd is apparently taking a few shots at Alabama. The FOX Sports radio host isn’t a fan of how “bland” the program has been during the Nick Saban era.Cowherd called Alabama the “Wal-Mart of college football” when discussing the team’s lack of quarterback success at the next level. He also doesn’t think that Saban’s excessive use of Derrick Henry will benefit the running back in the future.Where @ColinCowherd perfectly compares Alabama to Walmart. #RollbackTide #HerdHere https://t.co/mwfBwTGISE— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 15, 2015Obviously, it’s hard to argue with how much success Saban’s had in Tuscaloosa. We imagine that he doesn’t really care whether he’s winning with enough style points.last_img read more

Young talent leads Ohio State mens basketball into matchup with High Point

OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) dribbles the ball up the floor during a game against James Madison on Nov. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 73-56.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s basketball team moved up two spots to No. 12 in the Associated Press poll Sunday despite losing its first game of the year last week.OSU coach Thad Matta said he is hoping that his team will continue to improve each game.Seeming to do so are the young Buckeyes such as freshman guard D’Angelo Russell who was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.Matta said that the young players in particular have stood out in the early part of this season.“These guys are just out here playing. They are not trying to calculate or figure anything, worried about this or that. They are just playing basketball,” Matta said Tuesday. “When all of our guys play that (way) they appear to be better. That is how this team has to play that is when we play our best basketball.”Not only have the young players been contributing early on in the season, they are playing almost as many minutes as the seniors on the team.Russell, along with redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams, and freshman forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop combined are averaging 19.9 minutes per game while the rest of the Buckeyes are averaging 20.45.Tate said Tuesday that Matta told the young players they would be given an opportunity to contribute, and added he is just trying to take advantage.“Coach told us coming in that we had a special class. It’s a young team still, even with the seniors. In practice, we keep showing coach that we can play those minutes.No matter what their position or year, Matta said all players need to step up as the season progresses, and the production starts with the coaches.“We owe it to our guys to bring the best out of them regardless of what class they are in,” Matta said. “I have never really bought the term ‘gamer,’ so you have to show us (coaches) in practice what you are capable of doing.”Senior center Amir Williams said Tuesday that the upperclassmen are not feeling sorry for themselves despite sharing a significant amount of playing time with the freshmen and added he feels they all need to come together, especially on the floor.“I feel like we can definitely be playing better as a team,” Amir Williams said. “We got a couple guys who are just trying to get themselves together still on the offensive end and defensive end.”Wednesday, the Buckeyes are set to take on High Point University (6-2) which is tied for the early lead in the Big South Conference standings.Despite not being a power conference team, Matta said he expects a challenge from the Panthers.“I view this team as a team you could see in March in the NCAA tournament winning their conference,” he said. “(They have) a transfer we played against from South Carolina. I think our guys…respect the fact that they’ve got to battle.”The guard Matta referenced, Panther redshirt-senior Brian Richardson, played against the Buckeyes as a freshman member of the Gamecocks on Dec. 17, 2011, a game OSU won, 74-66.While Richardson only appeared in that game for three minutes without scoring a point, the High Point guard is now averaging 11.1 points per game as a redshirt-senior for the Panthers.The Panthers are led by redshirt-junior forward John Brown who is averaging 19.6 points per game to go along with 5.6 rebounds per game.The Buckeyes and Panthers are set to tip off Wednesday at 7 p.m. from the Schottenstein Center. read more

Jorginho refuses to discuss future

first_imgNapoli midfielder Jorginho has refused to discuss the speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City in the summer and he insisted that his sole focus is on Italy right nowThe 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League champions for the past few months and a transfer fee of £42m is reported to have been agreed on between City and Napoli.Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos, confirmed that an offer has been made.“We know that an offer from Manchester City has reached Napoli … we are waiting for a response from the Azzurri, who don’t seem to have rejected the offer,” he said, as stated on MEN.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…But, for now, the player himself is choosing to remain focused on Italy’s next two games.“I’m not thinking about it now,” said Jorginho, according to Football-Italia.“I’m just focused on the next two Italy games.”City have made Jorginho their main target for this summer as a replacement for the departed Yaya Toure.last_img read more

Manchester United plan backroom restructure

first_imgManchester United are planning to appoint a director of football as part of the club’s restructuring, according to The Guardian.United are looking to install a director of football position for the first time in the 140-year history of the club. There’s is a recognition among the club’s hierarchy that times have changed in the game of football and appointing a director of football would help the club get to the next level.The move is expected to help the club continue their football style and ethos, as well as provide a more streamlined transfer policy.United had a disappointing transfer window this summer with manager Jose Mourinho keen to sign a new central defender and club Chief Executive Ed Woodward refusing to spend exorbitant amount on that position in the team.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.The United gaffer targeted Leicester City’s Harry Maguire or Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin but Ed Woodward was reluctant to shell out money on either as he believed they won’t be an upgrade on the current crop of defenders at the club.A director of football is expected to act as the middleman between the club and manager with a preference on maintaining the club’s style and ethos. This would provide the club with a blueprint of how to recruit future managers and players.It remains unclear as to how Jose will react to the club’s proposal to appoint a director of football, especially if it takes place during his tenure.There’s understanding that the club’s Chief Executive Ed Woodward would remain in charge of transfers should United appoint a director of football.last_img read more

Cardiff distance themselves from Warnocks Brexit outburst

first_imgCardiff City have distanced themselves from Neil Warnock’s controversial outburst regarding Brexit following the team’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town.The Bluebirds manager had been asked about his prospects of signing new players in January as the club seek to avoid relegation, with it then being suggested the United Kingdom’s scheduled exit from the European Union (EU) in March could make it difficult for club’s in the UK to sign players.Warnock responded by stating the UK will be better in footballing terms with Brexit, saying he “can’t wait to get out” of the EU and “to hell with the rest of the world”.Cardiff released a statement on Monday distancing themselves from the views of their manager’s.“Comments made by our manager following Saturday’s fixture are representative of his personal political stance,” the statement read, according to FourFourTwo.“These comments do not reflect the political position of Cardiff City Football Club, nor its board of directors.”AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“Warnock has been vocal in recent weeks with his criticism of the January transfer window.”During his outburst on Saturday, he said:“I think once the country knows what they’re doing, it will be straightforward [to bring new players in after Brexit].”“Any transfer window is difficult for me, not just this one. I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wants, if I’m honest.”“They had a referendum and now we see different politicians and everyone else trying to put their foot in it. Why did we have a referendum in the first bloody place?”“I can’t wait to get out of it [the EU], if I’m honest. I think we’ll be far better out of the bloody thing, in every aspect. Football-wise as well, absolutely. To hell with the rest of the world.”last_img read more

Editorial Director Mike Lafavore Out at Rodale People on the Move —

first_img Vox Media has named Nishat Kurwa its first executive producer for audio. Kurwa is a 15-year veteran of the radio industry; she served most recently as senior digital producer of Marketplace at American Public Media. Since his September 2015 induction, Rodale has undergone several major shakeups. President Scott Schulman’s contract was not renewed, just weeks after Lafavore took over some of his duties. In January, 40 staffers were let go. Since then, Rodale has hired a new CFO, and a new COO.  Meredith Corporation has named Jill Waage the new editor-in-chief of Traditional Home and Jennifer Darling as the new editor-in-chief of Allrecipes. Waage has held several roles at Better Homes & Gardens, including brand executive editor, editorial director of home content, and executive editor of special interest media. Prior to joining T in 2013, Haramis served as editorial director at Bullett Magazine. Nick Haramis, articles editor at T: The New York Times Styles Magazine, will take over as the new editor-in-chief of Interview. The position has been vacant since Keith Pollock left late last year to oversee digital at Architectural Digest.  Bethany Heitman has been named editor-in-chief of StyleWatch. She’s been serving as interim editor of the brand since late last year. Prior to that, she held senior roles at Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.  Lafavore took on the newly created role at Rodale in 2015 after a 15-year hiatus from the publisher. While he was responsibile for the entire magazine porfolio, Lafavore initially focused on Men’s Health, the magazine he edited for 12 years until 2000.  Mike Lafavore has left his role as editorial director at Rodale, Folio: has confirmed. All editors-in-chief at the publisher now report to CEO Maria Rodale. The company declined to comment further. “When I was approached by Interview, it sort of felt like a no-brainer,” Haramis tells WWD. “In addition to sort of being humbled to work at such an esteemed magazine, it was also like ‘oh, dope, I get to do the thing that I really love doing at T but throughout an entire magazine.’” Eve Peyser has joined Vice as a staff politics writer. She was previously Gizmodo’s night editor. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: T has been without an editor-in-chief since Deborah Needleman left early last month. This was just another in a stream of shakeups that led to executive editor Whitney Vargas being named interim editor-in-chief. Vargas has since left the brand.  Darling has also held a wide range of positions, most recently as editorial director for Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications.last_img read more

Army to Recognize Outstanding Community Partnerships

first_imgThe Army is launching an awards program to recognize partnerships between installations and communities that enhance readiness through installation support services.“Partnering with federal, state and local governments to find creative solutions to challenges is especially important during times of constrained resources,” according to a memo announcing the competition from Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management. The awards program will be incorporated into the Army Community of Excellence program in the future.The inaugural awards competition is open to all partnerships signed in fiscal 2015 or 2016 by garrisons, reserve centers and armories. Partnerships can include memorandums of understanding, memorandums of agreement, cooperative agreements, educational agreements, leases or licenses, mutual aid agreements or intergovernmental support agreements.Submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:improves mission trainingprovides cost efficiency (savings or avoidance)expands capabilitycreates efficienciesimproves community relationsdemonstrates ingenuityApplications should be submitted on behalf of the Army command and the corresponding community.Nominations are due Oct. 15. For a copy of the awards application and for more information, contact Ivan Bolden at ivan.g.bolden.civ@mail.mil or (703) 545-2538, or Donna Wilhoit at donna.l.wilhoit.civ@mail.mil or (703) 545-2525. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more