first_imgThe situation of Willian José, does not escape anyone, is much more delicate. The fruitless negotiation with Tottenham, and his attitude has left him marked. And now the Royal must work to redirect his position to the fans, the Brazilian being the first to step forward asking for forgiveness publicly. At the moment, Imanol has already punished him leaving him out of the call in two consecutive games. The Spurs have never seriously launched themselves for Willian José, whom they convinced with a succulent offer. Because his offers never approached even the minimum he requested La Real, who wanted to get 37 million from the operation (22 for the people of San Sebastian), since thinking about charging 70 million euros was a utopia. The first offer was ridiculous and then they have not reached more than 20 million. La Real felt that he could not accept any of these proposals, no matter how much the situation seemed irreversible because of the Brazilian’s position of strength.The player’s agents keep pressing until the end, moving it even among other clubs like the West ham and the Barcelona; but the former only wanted an assignment that did not accept the Real, and the second did not enter to value the offer. In the last hours, the agents have made another attempt in the Premier League offering Willian José to Manchester United, which would only value the option as assigned, something that the Royal does not contemplate, because it wants to make a return on its output, and not at any price. It doesn’t seem like a simple option, except on the last day of the market. The Donostiarras have not moved their position, and that Tottenham thought that the situation was so delicate that the Royal would have to rectify and claudize its need to sell it To avoid greater evils. It has not been like that, and without more contacts throughout the week, the English have had to break the negotiations. So Willian José, except last minute drastic turn that nobody dares to discard on the last market day, does not move from the Real, which at all times has defended its interests above the attitude of its player, to which if you finally end up staying you will have to re-integrate into the group. Because it is one thing to sell it, and it is quite another to give it away. Work is ahead. Before the demand of both players, the Real one was forced to listen to offers and negotiate for its exit. With Januzaj there was interest of the Rome, that only wanted it yielded while in San Sebastián they wanted a sale. There was no negotiation because the Roman team opted for the option of Carles Pérez, and the Belgian player’s agent did not present any offer in the terms demanded by the Royal. Faced with this situation, the Royal decides not to weaken by removing one of the players with the highest quality of the squad, and now it is up to Imanol to plug it in again so that its best version is seen, as the Oriotarra did in his first stage on the bench realistic, when he replaced Eusebio. Willian José stays. Adnan Januzaj stays. Case closed. After so much dizziness the partridge, one with less tino than another, in the end neither of them will move from the Royal Society in this winter market and will end this season dressed in blue and white. Another thing is what will happen in summer, when everything indicates that they will end their stages in San Sebastian. In the San Sebastian club they are tired of so much swinging, they consider that to play in the Real one needs a little more commitment, and not constantly be with the sword of Damocles on the table, threatening that they will have a good offer to leave.center_img But in this market, the San Sebastian club has definitely decided to continue counting on both players for the remainder of the season. There is no longer a material deadline to close your exits and look for possible substitutes. But the truth is that during much of this month of January, both Januzaj and Willian José have been more outside than within the Real. The agents of both players communicated their firm decision to leave the club, but they did it differently. Because while the Belgian was in front, the Brazilian decided to negotiate behind the back of the Real and press when he had an agreement with Tottenham refusing to play the Cup match against Espanyol.last_img read more

first_img RECORD STAND BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Spin twins Damion Jacobs and Nikita Miller shared eight wickets to follow up powerful batting that concluded with a third first-class hundred for Devon Thomas and spur Jamaica Scorpions to an innings and 73-run victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the WICB Regional 4-Day Tournament on Saturday. Jacobs grabbed 5-64 from 18 overs to end with match figures of 10 for 167, and Miller collected 3-44 as the Hurricanes, trailing by 307 on first innings, were bowled out for 234 in their second innings about an hour past the scheduled close on the rain-marred third day of the day/night, fifth-round match at Warner Park. Left-hander Chesney Hughes was the mainstay of the batting for the Hurricanes with 54 wicketkeeper/batsman Jahmar Hamilton supported with 45; left-handed opener Kieran Powell, the Hurricanes captain and former West Indies opener, made 40; veteran all-rounder Tonito Willett added 27; and Kacey Carty, a member of this year’s West Indies Under-19 World Cup winning squad, got 23. The result meant that the Scorpions bagged a whopping 21 points from the match, moving them to a total of 67.8 and extending their lead at the top of the standings. Hurricanes ended with 3.8 and now have 40.4. The Antigua-born Thomas, a former Hurricanes captain, became the second century-maker for the Scorpions, finishing unbeaten on 114, to follow Brandon King, who was dismissed earlier in the day for 194 as the visitors piled up 550 for seven declared. King struck 17 fours and 13 sixes in a memorable maiden first-class hundred that lasted 218 balls in 288 minutes. Thomas struck 14 fours and one six from 227 balls in a shade over five hours of batting and anchored the rest of the innings following his record stand of 309 for the fifth wicket with King before the declaration came about 40 minutes before the dinner break. Powell gave the Hurricanes a frenetic start, smashing eight fours and one six from 17 balls in a 15-minute stay at the crease before he was caught at cover off Reynard Leveridge. The Hurricanes reached 53 for one at dinner and were 77 for two, having lost opener Montcin Hodge caught at first slip off Marquino Mindley when rain drove the players off the ground on resumption. An early tea break was taken following the lengthy rain delay, and the Hurricanes offered token resistance only when play was resumed. Carty added 46 with Hughes for the third wicket before he became the first of Jacobs’ scalps when he was bowled swinging wildly at a well-tossed-up delivery from the leg-spinner. Hughes then shared 62 in the biggest stand of the innings for the fourth wicket with the in-form Hamilton, defying two, rain interruptions to reach his 50 from 138 balls before he dragged a delivery from Miller to mid-wicket, leaving the Hurricanes 174 for four. The home team reached 200 without further incident, but Jacobs bowled Hamilton off the inside edge and triggered a collapse that saw five wickets fall for six runs in the space of 63 deliveries before Miller trapped Willett lbw to bring the curtain down. Earlier, the Scorpions, resuming the day on 461 for four, continued to plunder the depleted Hurricanes attack, which had lost the services of Cornwall the previous day and was now further hampered by a sore shoulder that sidelined Gavin Tonge.last_img read more

first_imgDeclan Bonner will have some talking to do at half-time as his side trail Derry by TWO points at half time in the Ulster MFC semi-final. Donegal have been poor in the opening half and Derry are full value for their two point half-time.Derry have dominated the middle sector and have used that dominance as a platform to launch attacks.Donegal started slowly in their victories over both Tyrone and Armagh and Donegal supporters will be hoping they can blow Derry away with another improved second-half display. Donegal have quality all over the pitch and have strength and depth on the bench.Bonner may utilize the options available to him to give Donegal an extra kick in the second-half.Half-time score Derry 0-05 Donegal 0-03 ULSTER MFC SEMI-FINAL: DONEGAL TRAIL DERRY BY TWO POINTS AT HALF-TIME was last modified: June 27th, 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:DerrydonegalGAAnewsSportUlster MFClast_img read more

first_imgDES Newton, who played for both Roscommon and Donegal, had been appointed the new manager of Roscommon, it was announced today.He was favourite to succeed Fergal O’Donnell who quit the post last month.Newton had been favourite for some time for the position and his appointment was ratified by the Roscommon County Board today. A winner of an All-Ireland U21 Football title and two Connacht Senior Football Championship, Newton has been involved with Kilmacud Crokes in recent years and will commute from Dublin for training and matches.Former All-Star corner back Enon Gavin has been confirmed as one of his selectors with another set to be appointed in due course.FORMER DONEGAL PLAYER TO MANAGE ROSCOMMON was last modified: November 18th, 2011 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:DES Newtonwho played for both Roscommon and Donegallast_img read more

first_imgLaura says the men who helped them save her three children “rescued my world.”A MOTHER of three young children trapped inside a car after a crash has appealed for help in tracing the men who rescued them.Laura Faulkner, from Ballyclare in Co Antrim, found herself trapped with her husband and three young children, at the side of the road near Ballybofey.The car flipped upside down during the road traffic accident and the five members of the Faulkner family couldn’t get out. But three mystery Donegal men raced to their aid and managed to get them out of the vehicle to safety.Mum Laura told Donegal Daily they were terrified.But for the actions her mystery rescuers, she believes anything could have happened.She told us: “We were driving last Sunday morning near Ballybofey when our car came off the road and we ended upside down in a ditch. “A group of lads were in the car behind us and came down immediately to help and got my kids out.“I have no idea who these lads were but I would love to find them and tell them how much I appreciate them jumping straight in to help.“We were unable to get out and I was terrified.“I would be delighted if Donegal Daily readers could help trace these young men. I just want them to know when they pulled my 3 month old, 18 month old and 4 year old out the car that they rescued my world.“I cannot thank them enough.” * IF you helped the Faulkner family or know who did, please email us at so we can pass on your details to Laura.‘HELP ME FIND THE HEROES WHO RESCUED MY THREE CHILDREN FROM CRASHED CAR’ – MUM was last modified: April 10th, 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:BallybofeyBallyclareCounty Antrimcrash scenedonegal daily newsLaura Faulknerlast_img read more

first_imgAllison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog. Whether you want to build a new home or fix an old one, the way to ensure that you get the best performance is to do the building envelope right. That means installing the right amount of insulation and installing it well, and it means having an air barrier with minimal leakage. But how do you know when you’ve done enough air sealing? How tight is tight enough?I get asked this question every once in a while, and I love to talk about the measures for air leakage anyway, so let’s dive in. First, of course, you have to be able to measure how much air leakage the house has. That’s what a blower door is for.About air leakage unitsFirst, you have to choose how you want to specify the air leakage. The most common unit used by blower door operators is ACH50, which stands for Air Changes per Hour at 50 Pascals. I prefer cfm50 per square foot of building envelope, or better, cfm50 per hundred square feet of building envelope (sfbe). (One cfm50 is a cubic foot per minute with a pressure difference of 50 Pascals between inside and outside.) RELATED ARTICLES Blower Door Basics Blower Door Testers Wanted — Scientists and Engineers PreferredQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersOne Air Barrier or Two?Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Air-Sealing BuckPinpointing Leaks With a Fog MachineDuct Leakage Testing The two reasons for that choice are that (i) air leakage happens at the surface, not in the volume, and (ii) it’s the best unit, in my opinion, to express what a Blower Door is really good at — measuring the amount of air moving across the building envelope at elevated pressure.Please don’t talk to me about ACHnat (‘Natural’ Air Changes per Hour). I loathe that measure! If you’re using a blower door, you can’t measure it; the only ones who can are researchers using tracer gas analysis.Now we’re ready to discuss the actual question: How much air leakage should you aim for? OK, we’re not really there yet. I lied. First, we have to know about your house. Are you building new or fixing an existing home? If the latter, what’s your budget and how complex is the building envelope?New homesLet’s start with the easier one: new construction. The first rule here is that a house can never be too tight. The Passive House program takes houses about as far as you can go with air tightness, and their threshold is 0.6 ACH50. I tested a net-zero house a couple of weeks ago that had less than 200 cfm50 of air leakage, or about 0.5 ACH50. That’s really tight!A target that’s more achievable for anyone — and which the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will require for most climate zones (CZ 3 and higher) — is 3 ACH50. That’s also the level that Joe Lstiburek identified as a good target in his great article on blower door testing new homes, Just Right and Airtight.That number — 3 ACH50 — translates to about 0.25 cfm50 per square foot of envelope, or 25 cfm50 per hundred square feet of envelope. Since roofers have already abbreviated 100 square feet as 1 square, I like the latter form the best. It gets it into a whole number form and is easy to remember. Get your blower door number down to 25 cfm50 per square (or below), and you’ve got a tight house. The house I built ten years ago came in at 14 cfm50 per square (1.7 ACH50).But wait. I can hear you wondering, “Is he saying that this one number, 25 cfm50 per square, is good for every climate zone?” My friend David Butler says that we should consider cost effectiveness and not just apply a “one-size-fits-all” threshold. “We should always ask ourselves which combination of efficiency measures will provide the lowest energy usage within a given budget,” he wrote recently. “The cost-benefit of achieving 3.0 ACH50 would look very different in Buffalo than in Tucson, on multiple levels.”He does have a point, He went on to explain that “in hot climates, I’d rather fight to bring ducts inside (always challenge in non-basement homes) than to arbitrarily specify a 3-ACH50, especially in dry climates where latent loads are negligible.”Lstiburek, a Canadian who lives in New England, thinks the roughly equivalent 3 ACH50 is good because it’s achievable, and it solves a lot of comfort and efficiency problems associated with air leakage. I understand David’s point, but here in Georgia, home builders now have to pass a blower-door test and get their houses 7 ACH50 or below. What we’re finding is that a significant number of builders are getting down to 3 ACH50 in their attempt to meet the code target. Once builders get their crews trained, 3 ACH50 should cost them about the same as 5 or 7 ACH50. Now, if we can just get them to change the target to 25 cfm50 per square!Existing homesThis can of worms is really too big for the little article I’m writing here, but let me try to shed at least a little light on it. The amount of air sealing you’re going to be able to do in an existing home is limited — unless your budget isn’t. Generally, with a good attack on the holes, you can get about a 20% to 30% reduction in your Blower Door number (whether you specify it in cfm50, ACH50, or cfm50/sfbe). Sometimes you can get much more when you add surface area or volume by moving the building envelope.The first thing you want to know here, though, is: How leaky is your home to start with? If you’re already at 25 cfm50 per square, it’s going to be really hard to get a 20% reduction. If you’re at 100 cfm50 per square, it should be a snap to reduce it to 75 cfm50 per square or even lower. The higher that starting number is, the more big holes you probably have in your building envelope.If you’re starting at 100 cfm50 per square, however, don’t count on getting down to 25 cfm50 per square unless you’re doing a deep-energy retrofit. Sometimes deep-energy retrofits are called deep pockets retrofits, for obvious reasons. They cost a fortune! Check out Martin Holladay’s recent post called The High Cost of Deep Energy Retrofits here at GBA.I’ve done a number of air-sealing jobs when I was in the contracting business, and the results varied. Sometimes it was a frustrating 5-10% reduction, and other times it was an easy 20%. The most reduction I ever achieved was about 40% in a house that started with about 120 cfm50 per square. We encapsulated the crawl space and did a lot of work on the kneewalls and can lights on the upper floor.SummaryIf you’re looking to make your home tight and you really want some numbers to go after, here are my recommendations:New Homes:  25 cfm50 per hundred square feet of building envelope (or 3 ACH50)Existing Homes:  Get a blower door test, and try to reduce the number by 20% or more.last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now If you were in your buyer’s position right now, what would you do?Would you buy what you are trying to sell them? Do you believe that what you are selling is absolutely, unequivocally going to help your buyer produce the results that they need right now? If you were your buyer, would you be willing to bet the farm on that decision?If you were your buyer, would you trust the advice that you are giving them? Would you believe that the person selling (that’s you) has the business acumen and situational knowledge to know what the best course of action is? Would you believe that they are a subject matter expert with advice worth taking? Would you be 100% confident that you have the right partner in front of you?If you were in your buyer’s shoes, would you believe that the person sitting across from you cares about you and your problem enough to trust them with your business? Would you believe that the solution they put in front of you was exactly what you need, or would you wonder if it was really what they need to sell? Would you worry that the person selling you might disappear after they make the sale?Would you have what you need to justify a decision to buy from you? If asked, would you be willing to defend a decision to buy the solution you recommend and defend the decision to buy it from you? Would you have the evidence you need to justify that decision to challenges from within your company? Would you be defenseless and embarrassed by the fact that you can’t describe the reasons you should choose the salesperson and their solution over all others?last_img read more

first_img Decemberelbow surgeryinjuryKei Nishikori First Published: October 24, 2019, 10:53 AM IST Tokyo: Japanese tennis ace Kei Nishikori has undergone surgery on his right elbow following which he will not be taking part in any competition this season.The 29-year-old, who turned pro in 2007, said following May’s French Open he had swelling and fluid in the elbow and confirmed Monday that he would be receiving surgery to address the issue, reports Xinhua news agency. On Tuesday evening, he underwent surgery at a hospital in Tokyo.The Shimane Prefecture-born star, currently ranked 8th in the world, will begin post-surgery rehabilitation on Thursday, according to his management company.It said he would likely return to full training in the earlier part of December, with an aim for him to return to the pro circuit next season.Despite Nishikori hoping to play at one of the indoor competitions in Europe ahead of the November 10-17 Association of Tennis Professionals Tour (ATP) Finals, he said that the pain in his elbow was hampering his performance.In September, Nishikori, the only male Japanese tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 5 in singles, heard from his doctors that he would not be able to swing a racket for about four weeks.After bowing out of the US Open in August in the third round, Nishikori, who beat Rafael Nadal to win the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, announced in a Twitter post on October 15 that he will part ways with longtime coach Dante Bottini.Nishikori, who added Michael Chang to his coaching staff in 2014, did not announce any changes in this partnership.In his time away from the tour he has missed playing in the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo and the Shanghai Masters in China. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

first_imgSricity, Apr 27 (PTI) Isuzu Motors India today opened its manufacturing plant here and rolled out its India-made D-Max pick-up.The facility was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.The initial production capacity of the plant is 50,000 units per annum and can be scaled up to 1,20,000 units, Isuzu Motors President Masanori Katayama said.”We are very happy to start our local manufacturing operations in India. India is one of the biggest automobile markets and also one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. India is a key part of Isuzu Motors global growth strategy,” he said.”This new plant in India will not only cater to requirements of the growing Indian market, but will serve as a key manufacturing hub for Isuzus global operations.”Isuzu had earlier committed an investment of Rs 3,000 crore for the Indian project.Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu was present.With its existing operations in the US, Japan and Thailand, this plant in India is expected to provide a manufacturing leg-up to Isuzu globally.A statement from Isuzu said the new generation of Isuzu D-Max pick-ups will be manufactured at the plant, with 70 per cent localisation at the start of production, which will be stepped up.Isuzu will also consider export of vehicles manufactured at this facility at a suitable time in future.”This state-of-the-art manufacturing plant will follow Isuzu global manufacturing standards and Isuzu Manufacturing Management (IMM) practices. The plant will also focus on safety, quality and Isuzus commitment to environment,” it said. PTI GDK GK SRK ARDadvertisementlast_img read more