Grow Your Own Green … Insulation, That Is

first_img Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. At first they used grants and the winnings from competitions to finance the company. One of those competitions was the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, which gives a huge chunk of money (~$700,000) to the business with the best idea for reducing CO2 emissions. They entered in 2008 and won. RELATED ARTICLES Alternative WallsStraw-Bale WallsNatural Building In NicaraguaThe Natural Building MovementGBA Encyclopedia: Insulation OverviewGBA Encyclopedia: Insulating Roofs, Walls, and FloorsGBA Encyclopedia: Insulation Choices Rather than blowing agents, this insulation uses growing agents. It’s natural. It’s made with agricultural waste and fungi. You can grow it in place. No hydrocarbons are involved, and it yields little to no toxic waste. Compared to most other insulation materials, it takes little energy to make the stuff (low embodied energy). Indoor air quality is likely to be better, too.Wow! If you’re looking for a super green insulation, mushroom insulation could be for you… if you can wait a bit longer. Mushroom insulation sprouts in New YorkThey decided that using their materials as a replacement for packaging was the most marketable direction to go, so mushroom insulation got put on hold for a while. They’ve since picked it back up, and their focus has been on building tiny houses and growing the insulation in the assemblies. They’ve got a nice blog about the project, and it’s called — you guessed it — Mushroom Tiny House. One of the things you’ll find there is a nice little video explaining how they make insulation from mushrooms.I recently spoke with Sam Harrington of Ecovative Design, the company started by Bayer and McIntyre, and got the scoop on where they’re going with this. The plan at first is to grow insulation that can be used in board form and as structural insulated panels (SIPs). The mushroom tiny house is basically a grown-in-place SIP.Harrington said they’re benchmarking their product against extruded polystyrene (XPS). The advantages are that it uses natural materials, doesn’t have the global warming issues associated with the blowing agents in foam insulation, and has much lower embodied energy. The main drawback is the lower R-value. XPS is about 5 per inch, and mushroom insulation ranges from 1.8 to 4 per inch, with the typical material coming in at about 3 per inch. That means that your walls are going to have to be thicker with mushroom insulation. How mushroom materials science got its startI first heard about this a while back when I saw a TED Talk by Eben Bayer, Are mushrooms the new plastic? While studying engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bayer and his classmate, Gavin McIntyre, came up with the idea of using mycelium, the white vegetative strands of fungus you find under logs, to grow materials that could replace plastics.They’ve gotten a lot of great media coverage, and I recently read a really nice article in the New Yorker about them. According to that piece, the two young engineers worked on developing their idea in their senior year at RPI and then took it full time into a business incubator upon graduation. The challenges were numerous, as they experimented with different varieties of mycelium and substrates. But, along with starting a few fires in their lab, they persisted and promoted and had some good help from advisers who saw the potential of their idea. Mushroom insulation and indoor air qualityTheir longer-term plans include using it to replace as many environmentally-harmful materials as possible: plastic foam, acoustical tiles, medium density fiberboard (MDF), particle board, adhesive, and engineered wood. One advantage of their materials is that the mycelium is their adhesive, so they don’t have to use the stuff with nasty volatile organic compounds (VOCs). That means better indoor air quality.But wait, I hear you asking, what about the IAQ problems of having fungus and spores and who knows what from the oat hulls and wheat chaff substrate? Ah, but there are no spores. They’re using mycelium only. And although they call it mushroom insulation, you’ll see no mushrooms sprouting from the walls. The substrates used as the filler material that the mycelium feeds on and weaves together are sterilized to prevent other organisms from growing. Then, once the mushroom insulation has finished growing, they hit it with steam to stop the growth. Get ready for mushroom insulationNone of the mushroom insulation products is ready for market yet. If you’re an early adopter, Ecovative Design is taking pre-orders. (According to their blog, the cost is about $0.66 per board foot.) To get shipments of mushroom board insulation, SIPs, or the other materials they’re working on, you’ll need to wait a while longer.When their building products enter the market, I hope they can scale it up so that the cost is competitive with the other materials out there. It’s also going to be important for them to do enough R&D to reduce the number and severity of problems that new products so often have.Yeah, it’s still fairly early in the development of mushroom insulation, but I’m excited to see this material getting ready to enter the building products market. When it does, it may well be the greenest insulation available.last_img read more

Tech Company Promises a Village of Printed Houses

first_imgA Texas construction technology company says it has developed a 3D printer that will be used later this year to build a cluster of houses in an impoverished Latin American community as the experimental equipment graduates to real-world use. The project will pair the Austin-based company ICON with a California nonprofit called New Story that has been building houses in the region for the last several years. ICON will roll out its Vulcan II printer for the project, an updated version of a printer that was unveiled last year in Austin where it printed a single-story house in a couple of days. Since then, ICON has been tweaking the design and now says it can create the walls of a house in a day or less, according to an article posted by Fast Company. Wiring, plumbing, windows, doors, the roof, and other details all would be left for crews using conventional techniques. ICON regards 3D printing as the most promising technology for building affordable and durable housing in distressed areas.RELATED ARTICLES3-D Printing Could Help Solve a Housing CrisisAre Printed Houses In Our Future?Dutch Firm Creates a House of Cardboard In addition to taking on the Latin American project, ICON says it plans to ship Vulcan II printers to a small group of customers this year while it actively seeks orders for 2020. Fast Company didn’t offer details, and ICON declined in an email to answer any questions. How the printing process works According to information posted at ICON’s website, the gantry-style printer is capable of printing walls that are 8-1/2 ft. tall and up to 28 ft. wide (the length of the building is, in theory, unlimited). A computer-guided nozzle dispenses a 1-in.-tall, 2-in.-wide bead of a proprietary cement-based material that cures to form finished walls. The printing material, called Lavacrete, is mixed and pumped from equipment housed in a trailer. The 3,000-lb. printer uses 2 gal. of water per minute and can lay between 5 in. and 7 in. of material per second. It requires a crew of four to six people to operate. The interior of the house printed in Austin, Texas, last year. Windows, doors, the roof, and wiring and plumbing are added by conventional means after the walls have been printed. ICON says 3D printing has many advantages over conventional construction, including faster builds, near-zero waste, and less reliance on manual labor. Concrete is a well-understood and affordable material, the company adds, and printed walls combine structure, interior and exterior sheathing, a moisture barrier, and insulation into one. Although the company says the high thermal mass of printed walls are advantages for comfort and energy efficiency, the R-value of a completed wall isn’t listed. Given the low thermal resistance of concrete in general, it’s not clear whether these printed houses would be suitable for anything other than very mild climates where freezing temperatures aren’t a concern. If additional insulation would be added for some climates, the company doesn’t explain how that would be done. The Latin American project is a mystery Fast Company writes that New Story was frustrated at the slow pace of reconstruction in Haiti after a major earthquake there in 2010. The nonprofit thought that rebuilding with conventional construction techniques would be too slow, so it began working with ICON on the development of the printer. New Story originally said the printer would be used to make dozens of houses in rural El Salvador this year. The houses could be created in a single day for about $4000, much less than the $6500 that New Story was spending to build simple houses with concrete walls, according to an article published last year. But a variety of factors, including access to land, permitting, and utilities, prompted the nonprofit to move operations to another part of Latin America. Where, exactly? New Story won’t say, because “intense interest that the technology generates could undermine completion of the project,” Fast Company reported. New Story’s website says the houses will be between 600 sq. ft. and 800 sq. ft., and that in the future it would share the technology with other nonprofits and governments that are focused on providing housing for underserved families. In an email, New Story declined to answer questions about the project. Printing houses is becoming more common Icon is by no means alone in developing the technology for printing full-scale houses. In an article posted at ALL3DP, an industry newsletter, Leo Greguric mentions four examples (including the Austin house produced by ICON). They range from a 410-sq.-ft. house built by a Russian company for $10,150 to an office building in Dubai that took 17 days to print at a cost of about $140,000. The Chinese company WinSun says it built 10 small houses in just 24 hours in 2014, and later went on to fabricate a three-story villa that could be printed in a month at a cost of $160,000. In 2014, a Minnesota man named Andrey Rudenko printed a small castle with a gantry-style printer he designed. Rudenko’s website shows a variety of buildings made with a printer, and he will sell you a printer of your own for as little as $300,000. It’s capable of printing a house measuring 10 meters by 15 meters (33 ft. by 49 ft.), according to his website. Although it’s difficult to generalize about costs, Greguric writes, it’s possible to print a house for as little as $4000, a price that would include the roof. “As time progresses, more and more companies will adopt 3D printed buildings,” he says. “This, combined with developing technologies, will bring prices down and quality up. And that’s great news if it means more access to safe, affordable shelter for those in need.”last_img read more

Anthony, Jackson gone, but Knicks’ losing likely to continue

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Derrick Rose ‘fine’ with veteran’s ‘bargain’ salary with Cavs Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH New York Knicks Jarrett Jack, right, reacts during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony is gone. Phil Jackson is gone.The losing appears here to stay.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The New York Knicks have entered a rebuilding mode, with new president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry touting the team’s youth even before they had traded Anthony on the eve of training camp.The young players might be ready to win in a couple years, but for now, it looks like another long season inside Madison Square Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The whole talk for us is it’s a start for us to instill a culture of playing as hard as you can, trying to play together as a team,” coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We don’t necessarily have these superstars that have been in the league for many years carrying our team. We’ve got to do it collectively.”That will fall on players such as Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez, rookie Frank Ntilikina and center Enes Kanter, who was acquired from Oklahoma City in the trade for Anthony. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Jackson-Anthony drama hung over the Knicks last season and into the summer, with the team president making it clear he wanted to move on from the All-Star forward. But before he could, the Knicks moved on from Jackson, who couldn’t build a playoff roster in his three seasons. Mills was promoted and he has taken aim at cleaning up the mess within the organization.“Part of my job is to try to add some sense of calmness to what had been a little bit of a crazy environment that we’ve been going through,” Mills said. “So I think that we have a good group of people here.”But it’s a group that looks incapable of defending, and it will be hard to outscore its ineptitude on that end without the 40 points per game the Knicks lost when they traded Anthony and let Derrick Rose leave.So they could be even worse than last season’s 31-51 finish, but at least some of the dysfunction could begone. Fans seemed fed up with it under Jackson, so maybe they’ll accept a team that loses quietly if they see growth on the court without the circus off it.“They want to see effort, they want to see tenacity, they want to see hard work and they just want to see us not backing down from anybody,” Hardaway said. “The icing on the cake is winning ballgames. That’s what we want to do and that’s our goal, to win ballgames, and win as many as possible to see ourselves looking towards the end of the season where we can find ourselves in the postseason.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Some things to watch with the Knicks:KRISTAPS’ KNICKS: Porzingis left frustrated, blowing off his exit interview before returning to Latvia for the summer. The third-year forward came back as the face of the franchise, returning to New York the day Anthony left for Oklahoma City.FRANK FROM FRANCE: Jackson’s last big move was drafting the 19-year-old Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick. It’s hard to tell yet what the Knicks have in the French point guard, who missed summer league with an injury and then most of preseason when he was hurt again.HARDAWAY’S HERE: Mills’ first big move was to give Hardaway a $71-million deal to return to New York after Jackson traded the former first-round pick to Atlanta two years earlier. His game grew with the Hawks, and the Knicks believe he’s ready for a bigger role now.SPEED IT UP: Jackson’s triangle system is mostly gone, with Hornacek saying the Knicks want to open up the offense more in hopes of getting more easy shots.JOAKIM’S JOB: Joakim Noah’s forgettable first season of a $72-million deal ended with him serving a suspension for violating the anti-drug policy. It continues into this season and it’s unclear where he fits after that in a center rotation that also includes Kanter, Hernangomez, Kyle O’Quinn and sometimes Porzingis. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Former Union minister Silvera dies

first_imgAizawl, Apr 9 (PTI) Former Union Minister C Silvera died due to massive stroke here today, his family sources said.Silvera (81) collpased in the bathroom and died on the spot.He is survived by his wife Lallawmzuali and three sons.Silvera was born on May 6, 1935 and earned his MBBS degree from Christian Medical College in Vellore. He worked as medical officer under the Baptist Church of Mizoram before joining politics.He was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1985 and to ninth, tenth and eleventh Lok Sabha.He was inducted as union minister of state for health and family welfare on February 17, 1994 and afterwards was allotted industry portfolio.Silvera was the first and and so far the only Mizo to be in the union council of ministers. PTI HCV KK SMJ LNSlast_img

PH Azkals legend Phil Younghusband retires at 32

first_imgBut Younghusband will be best remembered for his goal in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup in Hanoi, Vietnam. With the Azkals ahead, 1-0, against then defending champion Vietnam, Younghusband, who was suffering from food poisoning the night before, rifled home the goal that sealed a 2-0 victory which is still considered one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. That match now called the “Miracle in Hanoi” remains the most memorable in recent Philippine football history.Younghusband played for two clubs in the Philippines, spending seven seasons with Meralco Manila and two seasons with the Davao Aguilas.A string of events may have led to Younghusband’s decision to retire as he had recounted in the same episode of Across The Line.After Davao suddenly folded in December 2018, Younghusband was left out of the starting lineup in the three matches in the Asian Cup, which was the biggest tournament to date for the Azkals.“I was disappointed not to in the starting lineup, but no one spoke to me before the first game so I ended up asking Sven (Goran Erikssen) and he apologized which I completely understood,” said Younghusband, who came off the bench in all three matches in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “But from then on, my morale was very low at that time. I wanted to be in this competition. I never wanted to end but then when I was there I was demoralized very low. But of course, I know everyone who’s involved in the team deserved an opportunity to be there.”Younghusband said the experience left a scar and admitted that it was the reason why he took a break from the sport this year.Asked how he wanted to be known after his career, Younghusband said he’d rather be remembered as a “good person first before a football player.”“I want people to say that was a really good person before a football player. Then I want people to say he contributed to football a lot and he’s a big part where football is now in the country,” Phil said.Still, Younghusband said him and brother, James, who plays for Ceres-Negros FC, will continue to be mentors and ambassadors of the sport.“I also want to do what I can to help the sport,” he added.“I still want to raise the interest again. I still think if we can do it in before 2010, it should be easier now. The hope that we can bring football to where it was before, that drives me and keeps me going but I still think no matter where I go in life, I still want to play a role in Philippine football even if its from the outside or on the periphery, I still want to be part of Philippine football in some way. It has given me a lot and I want to give that back to the sport.” US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending Articles02:19Boxing’s 40-year-old Pacquiao counts on experience in Thurman fight02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Younghusband served as captain for the national team following Rob Gier’s retirement three years ago. He wore the armband as the Azkals clinched an AFC Asian Cup berth for the first time in history with a 2-1 win over Tajikistan at Rizal Memorial Stadium in March 2018. Younghusband also marked that game with the 50th goal of his international career.“It was an amazing moment,” said Younghusband as he looked back on the goal in a recent episode of the football podcast Across The Line hosted by former national team star Chris Greatwich. “Anyone could have taken that (penalty) and scored. But it was all about qualifying to the Asian Cup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceA member of the reserve team of English football club Chelsea, Younghusband was first called up to represent the country in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games in Bacolod, where he scored twice in the 2-4 loss to Malaysia.He returned to Bacolod a year later to play his first senior international tournament for the Philippines in the Asean Football Federation Championship qualifiers, leading the Azkals with six goals from three matches. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Glen Rice Jr. ordered not to play by Australia’s NBL after arrest Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phil Younghusband. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhil Younghusband, the face of the Philippines’ rise from footballing obscurity over the last decade, announced his retirement from the sport at age 32 on Monday.In an international career spanning 13 years, Younghusband finished his career as the country’s top goal scorer with 52 goals and also holds the record in most appearances for the national team with 108 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’last_img read more

Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan cannot take their eyes off each other in this pic from Himachal Pradesh

first_imgIt is no secret that Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan are currently in Himachal Pradesh for Imtiaz Ali’s next. Ever since their arrival in the beautiful state, social media accounts of their fan clubs are brimming with new pictures of the actors from the picturesque location. After a video of them strolling in Shimla went viral, pictures of Kartik and Sara from Kinnaur set the internet on fire. And now, a new photo of them gazing at each other has surfaced on the internet.The picture shows Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan sitting atop a mountain in Himachal Pradesh. Clad in grey track suit and red cap, Sara is seen looking at her co-star Kartik.Kartik, who became an overnight star after the success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, is seen dressed in denims and a maroon T-shirt.Earlier, another picture of Sara and Kartik from their Himachal diaries made it to social media. In the photo, Sara can be seen wearing a printed salwar kameez as she poses with Kartik.advertisementKartik, on the other hand, is seen sporting a black T-shirt with blue trackpants and a white jacket.It was in March this year that Sara Ali Khan shared the first look of her film with Kartik. Making the announcement, she wrote, “Honoured, grateful and uncontrollably excited to be a part of Imtiaz Ali’s next! Starring @kartikaaryan & @randeephooda releasing on 14th Feb,2020. Presented by Jio Studios @imtiazaliofficial @reliance.entertainment @wearewsf @maddockfilms. Shoot in progress -Imtiaz Ali”The film, which is said to be a sequel to the 2009 hit Love Aaj Kal, went on floors a few months ago. After wrapping up the Delhi and Mumbai schedules, Sara and Kartik are now in Himachal Pradesh for Imtiaz Ali’s film.The film, which also stars Randeep Hooda, is set to hit the screens on Valentine’s Day 2020.ALSO READ | Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan are all smiles in this new photo from Himachal Pradesh. See picALSO READ | Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan take a stroll in Shimla with their faces covered. Watch videoALSO WATCH | Sara Ali Khan’s first look from Kedarnath outlast_img read more

West Ham sack Bilic as Moyes waits in wings

first_imgWest Ham United West Ham sack Bilic as ex-Man Utd boss Moyes waits to take over Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 19:10 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Slaven Bilic West Ham Getty Images West Ham United Premier League West Ham United v Liverpool The Croatian has been dismissed, with his replacement at the London Stadium already lined up, barring a late breakdown in negotiations West Ham have sacked manager Slaven Bilic after a terrible run of form.The club’s 4-1 loss to Liverpool at the weekend left them in the Premier League’s bottom three, having collected just two wins from their opening 11 games of the season.West Ham 4th favs for the drop Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bilic’s reign has subsequently been brought to an end, with former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes waiting in the wings to replace him.”West Ham United can confirm that Slaven Bilic has today left his position with the club,” read a statement on their official website.”The chairmen and board of West Ham United would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven and his team for their services over the past two-and-a-half years, but believe a change is now necessary in order for the club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition.“West Ham United can confirm that Bilic’s coaching assistants Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak have also left the club with immediate effect.“The club’s search for a new manager to take West Ham United forward is underway and an announcement regarding Bilic’s successor is expected to be made over the coming days.”Moyes is set to be given a deal until the end of the season, whereupon his performance will be reviewed.Bilic guided West Ham to seventh in his debut season at the club, the last at the Boleyn Ground, before finishing 11th last season.However, joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have issued a statement, claiming that they gave Bilic the tools to move the club forward, which he has failed to do.David Moyes West Ham“It is with disappointment and heavy hearts that we have made the decision to relieve Slaven Bilic of his duties as West Ham United manager,” the statement read.”Since joining the club in the summer of 2015, Slaven has conducted himself throughout with honesty and integrity, and shown great determination and commitment to the role.”In his first season – our final campaign at the Boleyn Ground – he led the team to a memorable finish that no Hammers fan will ever forget, and gave us a 3-2 victory against Manchester United in our final home game there that will go down in West Ham United history.”During the summer, the board invested heavily signing the players Slaven believed would complete the squad he needed to push the club back towards the level we had reached in his first season, and we believe we have the players capable of doing that.”Sadly, performances and results have not been of the expected standard and, in recent weeks, we have not seen enough indication of the required improvement to give us the encouragement that things would change and we would meet our Premier League aspirations this season.”As custodians of the football club it is our responsibility as a Board to do what is best for West Ham United, and we believe a change is now necessary to ensure we can begin to move the team back in the right direction.”We see this as an exciting opportunity to appoint a quality manager to the position to inject fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm into a very talented squad.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

St. James Municipal Corporation Plans for Early Flood Warning System

first_imgAs part of its disaster-preparedness strategy, the St. James Municipal Corporation is seeking to establish an early flood-warning system in Montego Bay, aimed at providing advanced information on flooding.In an interview with JIS News, Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis, said the system “will alert citizens and business operators when a flood is imminent for Montego Bay”.The Mayor emphasised that the system is needed, as Montego Bay, being a coastal town, is easily inundated during heavy rains.Councillor Davis said the projected cost to implement the system is $10 million, and preliminary consultation has commenced with various stakeholders regarding the project.“It is a work in progress, and that is something we are hoping to get the necessary funding for, because it is an expensive system. We are probably looking at seven to 10 million dollars, but it will be money well spent,” he added.He pointed out that documents are being prepared in order to approach international funding agencies for grant assistance.“The Inter-American Development Bank is interested in climate change; the Canadian Government is interested in climate change. So we are presently putting that document together, so we can begin to pursue grant funding to do this project,” the Mayor outlined.In the meantime, the Mayor told JIS News that he welcomes plans by the Government to commission an engineering company to assess the city’s drains, with a view to improving them.last_img read more

New allies fresh conquests to be included in Modi cabinet

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP allies JD(U) and AIADMK are likely to be part of the new government while it will also reflect the saffron party’s inroads into states like West Bengal and Telangana, sources said Sunday.A JD(U) leader said the Bihar party expects at least one Cabinet berth in the government which will be sworn in on May 30. The party may also get one more berth in the Council of Ministers. The Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Sunday that Narendra Modi will be sworn in as Prime Minister on Thursday for his second term. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThough there has been no official word on likely faces in the new government, many leaders are of the view that most key members of the previous dispensation will be retained. There has been speculation that Arun Jaitley, who held the finance portfolio in he previous government, may opt out due to health reasons but people close to him have insisted that he has been doing well after undergoing treatment. The government on Sunday stepped in to insist that reports regarding his heath condition are false and baseless. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations”Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley’s health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering,” its principal spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted. Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasupta, who is associated with the BJP, said Jaitley is off all medication now and is recovering his strength. He is still meeting officials, Dasgupta said. “Questions about Arun Jaitley health understandable. He is recovering from a bout of heavy medication. But he is still in terrific form and his wit is firmly intact. Needs a little rest to get back his strength. All our good wishes,” Dasgupa tweeted. A number of senior faces from the outgoing cabinet including Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Narendra Singh Tomar and Prakash Javadekar are expected to figure in the new cabinet. Speculation has been rife that BJP president Amit Shah, who won the Lok Sabha election from Gandhinagar with a massive margin, may also join the government. Shah has refrained from commenting on the matter. Another BJP ally LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan, sources said, has pushed for induction of his MP-son Chirag Paswan in the government. His party LJP won six seats in the polls. Ram Vilas Paswan, one of the most veteran parliamentarians, was a Cabinet minister in the last government. Though the AIADMK, which was also not part of the previous government, has won only one seat, it may be given a ministerial berth as it is in power in Tamil Nadu and a key dravidian ally of the BJP. The BJP put up its best ever show in West Bengal and Telangana these elections, winning 18 (from two in 2014) and four seats (from one in 2014) respectively in the two states. This may result in the party giving a greater representation to these states in the government.last_img read more

Daylight shooting Man killed by armed assailants in Narela

first_imgNew Delhi: More than half a dozen bullets were sprayed on a car which resulted in the death of a person in Narela area of Outer North district.The incident took place in broad daylight on Sunday. Police said that the deceased was involved in more than a dozen criminal cases. The investigators claimed that they are probing the case from different angles including personal enmity. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer-North) Gaurav Sharma said, “This is not the case of a gang war and we will solve it soon.” According to police, they were alerted about the incident in the morning. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice further said that a team was rushed to the spot which was in Lampur Mod, Main Road in Narela. The deceased in the case was identified as Virender alias Kala. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. Adding further, an official said that the deceased was a bad character of one of the police stations in the city. He was involved in 14 criminal cases. The investigation in the case revealed that the deceased was going to his relative’s house in the morning when three to four armed assailants intercepted his SUV car and started incessant firing at his vehicle. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHis driver fled the spot but the Virender was trapped inside the car. “Around seven-eight rounds were fired at deceased. After committing the crime the accused fled the spot,” added the officer. It is suspected that personal conflicts resulted in the death of Virender. After the police team reached the spot it was found that the car was riddled with bullets. The investigators said that several teams have been formed to solve the case. “We are working on various leads. Several people have been questioned in this regard,” police said. The cops are also using technical analysis to solve the case. Raids are going on in various places. Reports were coming that the deceased had contested in municipal polls on a party ticket from Narela area earlier. “Few years ago, he had contested the election and lost,” a police officer said adding that property dispute angle is also being probed. The Delhi Police are also scanning CCTV footages of some places to get further clues in the case. Sources said that the investigators are probing whether the deceased had arguments or conflict with some person in recent past. A case under the appropriate section was registered in the police station.last_img read more

Manitoba judge approves 90M flood compensation settlement

first_imgKathleen Martens APTN NewsFirst Nations people are individuals first and band members second, a Manitoba judge was told Friday.“We are not children,” said Clifford Anderson. “We do not need our chief and council’s consent to pursue a matter like this.”Anderson is one of the lead plaintiffs in a flood damage class-action settlement that was decided in a Winnipeg courtroom.“These are my personal losses, not something owned by the band,” he told Justice James Edmond in urging him to accept the $90 million offered by the provincial and federal governments.“We have a fair deal.”Edmond approved the compensation package that would award adults $42,000 to $67,000 in “disruption payments” while children would receive 10 per cent of that.Anderson was one of three flood victims to speak in favour of the deal that would compensate members of four First Nations for personal damages.The communities of Pinaymootang, Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan and Dauphin River that ring Lake Manitoba were flooded in 2011, after the Manitoba government intentionally diverted water from the swollen Assiniboine River to spare Winnipeg.More than 4,000 people were affected and spent the past six years living in trailers, hotels, apartments or staying with friends and family members – mostly in Winnipeg. While 3,600 were living off reserve.“What am I doing here in a strange place?” said Elder Mary Stag of her time living in the Manitoba capital.“I’m 78. This is no place for me. My place is in Dauphin River.”Stag said the compensation would help ease the displacement but she would never recover completely from losing her home and community.“I don’t even know how to describe it without crying in front of the courtroom,” she said of the hardship.Bertha Travers of Little Saskatchewan also urged the judge to accept the settlement offer.“Some people have been given houses but they have no furniture,” she said. “We’d like to see… our belongings replaced.”Two chiefs filed last-minute motions opposing the settlement reached by McKenzie Lake Lawyers in London, Ont.As did four evacuees from Lake St. Martin, who spoke against the compensation point system.There is an “unjustness and inequity” to this, said their lawyer David Newman, because the Manitoba government “chose not to do it as a humanitarian public policy thing.”He said the money was a drop in the bucket compared to what they lost after their community was wiped off the map.But Anderson said this settles claims for personal belongings not communal property like housing, infrastructure and land. Something, he said, band members have come to rely on their leadership to fight for.“My brother (Kurvis) and I recognized we could go after personal losses,” he said, noting his chief and council supported the court action.“I am a band member who has rights – individual rights.”Under the deal, compensation is also available for band members who lived off reserve and the estates of people who died since the flooding.The governments didn’t admit wrongdoing and continue to negotiate with band councils on other lawsuits related to the widespread damage.The flooding also ruined farmland and destroyed cottages.Kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

AAP politicising cow will lodge plaint with EC BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party was trying to incite communal tensions by “politicising the cow” and said it would lodge a complaint with the Election Commission.The BJP’s reaction came on a tweet by AAP Lok Sabha poll candidate Raghav Chadha in which he wrote “door to door campaigning by BJP” and posted a photo of a cow and a calf standing at the doorstep of a house. The post has been liked by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader Vijender Gupta said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”We have taken an appointment with the Election Commission of India and will apprise them about how the AAP is politicising the cow, which is a symbol of harmony, and trying to create communal tension,” Gupta, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly, told reporters.The tweet is a violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and the Delhi BJP will lodge a complaint with the poll panel on Wednesday, he said. BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri said complaints have been filed at the Govindpuri, Pul Prahladpur and Sangam Vihar police stations against the AAP for trying to incite communal tension through Chadha’s tweet. “We will urge the Election Commission (EC) to invalidate the AAP and urge them to ensure that FIRs are filed on these complaints. “His (Chadha) said act has not only hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus but has also intended to create mutual hatred, differences and cause tension between different religions,” he said.last_img read more

No need to keep a chowkidar who helps fraudsters flee India

first_imgDiamond Harbour: Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tall claim of calling himself a ‘chowkidar’, Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool YouthCongress president and sitting MP, said there is no need to keep a chowkidar who allows money launderers to flee India and take safe shelter in foreign countries. “We do not want a chowkidar who will allow money launderers like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya to flee the country and get settled in a foreign country peacefully,” he said while addressing a rally at Sarisha High School ground on Saturday afternoon. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaComparing the BJP with a special type of insect that is found during Diwali, he said: “BJP is like that particular type of insect called “shyamapoka” which can only be seen during Diwali and Kali Puja. The leaders of BJP come before the election and during the year, they cannot be seen anywhere near the constituency,” he said. “I request locals not to support BJP leaders as they are like snakes. At the earliest opportunity, they will bite those who have helped them,” he added. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAbhishek said the BJP candidate from Diamond Harbour constituency, Nilanjan Roy, is a resident of Balurghat and “he needs at least three months to know the area. But before that elections will be over and he will go back to Balurghat.” He maintained that in the past five years, the MPLAD fund worth Rs 25 crore has been used for the development in the area. In addition to this, the state Public Works department and Public Health Engineering department have spent another Rs 1,600 crore. On top of it, the state Tourism department, Irrigation and waterways department and Transport department spent another Rs 2,600 crore. He said: “I can say with utmost conviction that in the past five years, the same amount has not been spent for the development of Varanasi which is Modi’s constituency.” Abhishek added that he would conduct road shows and organise meetings in Diamond Harbour. He assured that more development in the area would be taken up in future.last_img read more

Sharma to push for progress in Sri Lanka

During the Secretary-General’s last visit in September 2012, his discussions with government identified a number of areas in which Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth would collaborate to deepen their partnership. These included the strengthening of the Human Rights Commission; strengthening the public service, local government, electoral institutions and processes; youth entrepreneurship; sport for development and peace; supporting implementation of the report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission; legislative drafting; and strengthening an independent media. The Commonwealth Secretariat has been working with the Government of Sri Lanka to take all of these forward.The Secretary-General’s engagements in Colombo will include meetings with the President, the Speaker of Parliament and the Minister of External Affairs. He said that the Secretary-General will review organisational preparations for CHOGM and discuss possible outcomes that Sri Lanka and Commonwealth leaders will want to achieve at the summit. Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma will push for advancing Commonwealth values and principles, including the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers, during his ongoing visit to Sri Lanka, the Commonwealth Secretariat said in a statement issued in Colombo today.Richard Uku, Official Spokesperson and Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat said that the Secretary-General will discuss matters of shared interest between Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which takes place in Sri Lanka in November. “We want the 2013 summit to achieve significant outcomes for all members. It should show ways in which all Commonwealth citizens – be they city dwellers or residents of remote communities – can increasingly become beneficiaries of national development and growth, and be confident that they can shape their societies through democratic culture and processes. Development and democracy are mutually reinforcing,” Uku said. Sharma is expected to discuss, among other issues, options for advancing Commonwealth values and principles, including the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers.“The Commonwealth approach is to highlight our shared values and to offer best-fit practical assistance that helps achieve progress,” Uku concluded. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Prosecutors charge former Audi boss in emissions scandal

FRANKFURT — German prosecutors have charged the former head of Audi, Volkswagen’s luxury division, with fraud in connection with sales of diesel cars with software that enabled cheating on emissions tests.Prosecutors in Munich said in a news release Wednesday that they had charged Rupert Stadler and three other individuals. The three unnamed individuals were charged with having developed engines used in Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche models that had software that made the emissions controls work better on the test stand than in real-life driving.Stadler was charged with having known about the manipulation in Audi and Volkswagen cars and with continuing to sell the models despite that knowledge.Volkswagen admitted the cheating in 2015 and paid billions in fines and settlements while two executives went to prison in the U.S.The Associated Press read more

UN officials challenge Johannesburg forum to invest more resources to fight global

Sounding the drumbeat for a stronger public commitment to fight global problems, United Nations officials today challenged governments meeting at the World Summit on Sustainable Development to invest more resources to help reduce worldwide hunger and poverty, provide clean water and ensure adequate treatment for HIV/AIDS.”Governments, international organizations and financing institutions need to use their resources effectively to improve their performance and to step up their cooperation, working as one to overcome hunger and to consolidate the primary role of sustainable agriculture and rural development in food security,” Jacques Diouf, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said in an address to the Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.For her part, Carol Bellamy, the Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said that achieve truly sustainable development meant creating world that was fit for boys and girls. “Something as simple as providing safe water and clean toilets in schools will not just help protect children from deadly diseases – it will keep millions of them, especially girls, going to school,” she stressed. “And, making sure children get a quality basic education can help a single generation make a huge leap.”Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Piot, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said that the international community needed to make a major commitment to redress the human resource crisis provoked by the disease. He called for a broad spectrum of actions, from increased prevention and accessible treatment to investing in new models of development that re-build human capacity from the community up. “Turn our backs on the epidemic and, in the worst affected countries, development will continue its rapid slide into ‘undevelopment,'” he warned. “But act purposefully and in partnership, and the impact of AIDS can be turned back.”In other news from the Summit, negotiations on some issues, such as outstanding targets and timetables, were being sent to a group of ministers for resolution. Although dozens of additional paragraphs in the draft action plan have been finalized, there were still several tough issues – such as trade subsidies, globalization, and a target for providing proper sanitation – that have not been resolved, UN officials said.Negotiations were also continuing on setting a target for promoting renewable energy as a part of the goals dealing with energy, an issue that cuts across various regions and negotiating groups. There was still disagreement on a timetable for phasing out subsidies for fossil fuels, and whether the Summit should encourage the launch of action programmes for energy on a centralized basis, or whether efforts should be more decentralized. read more

Ashley Judd appointed Goodwill Ambassador by UN Population Fund

“Ashley and UNFPA will be joining forces to raise awareness of the huge work that still needs to be done across the world to stop women dying giving life and to empower women to choose when and how often to become pregnant,” said UNFA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. In a press conference with Dr. Osotimehin announcing the appointment, Ms. Judd told journalists that that it was an “honour” to be appointed as UNFPA’s Goodwill Ambassador and to advocate for women’s rights.“At the heart of sustainable development is the ability of a woman to regulate her fertility,” Ms. Judd said.She also spoke out about violence against women, saying that the family is often the seat of gender-based violence and other violations of human rights.In a press release, UNFPA commended Ms. Judd for her strong commitment to social justice and passionate advocacy of the right of every girl and boy to enter adulthood safely and empowered.“Being a girl is not a crime, it is a privilege,” she said. “I am excited to do what I can to help girls and women everywhere contribute to their potential – which is indeed awesome – to the progress of all humankind.”Ms. Judd’s appointment comes at the opening of the historic 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The priority theme for the 60th session is women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.Goodwill Ambassador Judd will give the keynote address tomorrow, at a special event at the UN General Assembly Hall, using words and music to call for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and son preference. read more

People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and its

first_img Waterford FC owner Lee Power. Mar 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM Bad news for Drogheda as Killian Brennan suffers broken collarboneFrom the England U18 squad with Cole and McManaman to becoming a LOI legend Short URL By Ryan Bailey Follow us: 31,971 Views Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 9:30 PM 19 Comments Waterford FC owner Lee Power. ‘People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and it’s the same with Waterford’ Waterford FC owner Lee Power outlines his ambitions for the League of Ireland club. Share213 Tweet Email1 MORE SO THAN in any other walk of life, the fine margins between success and failure in sport — but football in particular — are incredibly pronounced. In the short-term, one result can define a season but also has the capacity to shape a club in the long run.In the case of the 2012 SSE Airtricity League promotion/relegation playoff, the outcome has had a huge influence on the landscape of Irish football and the fortunes of the two clubs involved.In the five years since, Dundalk – who won the tie 4-2 on aggregate to maintain their Premier Division status — have gone in one direction and Waterford United (as they were called back then) have gone in the other. The contrast, both on the pitch and financially, couldn’t be starker.After a 2-2 draw between the two cash-strapped and embattled clubs in the first leg at Oriel Park, a Michael Rafter brace was to prove the difference on the night for the Lilywhites, who were managed by Darius Kierans and had Chris Shields and Stephen McDonnell in their ranks. Michael Rafter celebrates after scoring for Dundalk against Waterford in 2012. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOAfter plummeting to the bottom of the Premier Division, Dundalk were given a lifeline and two years later they were League of Ireland champions. The rest, as they say, is history, as Stephen Kenny’s men have reached unprecedented heights both domestically and in Europe.Conversely, Waterford have since been consigned to the First Division and their financial difficulties came to a head last season when players and staff were let go in a desperate bid to keep the club afloat. The board issued an urgent appeal to raise €80,000 to ensure the six-time League of Ireland champions survived until the end of the year. Somehow, they did.How much longer they were going to be around was another question and all the signs were that a club steeped in history would follow the likes of Sporting Fingal and Kildare County in going under.So the intervention of Lee Power, the former Ireland U21 international and current owner of League One side Swindon Town, couldn’t have been more timely as he assumed control of Waterford from former chairman John O’Sullivan last November.It’s not overstating it to say Power’s investment has saved Waterford but his decision to add the south-east club to his growing portfolio is far more than a rescue act; the 44-year-old points at Dundalk’s achievements as first-hand evidence as to what can be achieved. Lee Power playing for Plymouth Argyle in 1998. Source: EMPICS SportBut, the real question here is why?Why would a multi-millionaire put money into a First Division club in a league with a history of ill-advised takeovers and financial mismanagement? Surely there are far more attractive and lucrative markets out there with less risk attached.Yet Power’s answer is straightforward: he has a close affiliation with Waterford as a club, city and county through family heritage. He also sees genuine potential in the league.“We looked at the League of Ireland as an upcoming market, and Dundalk highlighted that with their achievements and the more we looked at it, it was a market that I wanted to be heavily involved in,” Power tells The42.“Waterford was the only club I wanted to be involved in so I asked my friend Eamonn Collins [former St Pat’s manager and football agent] to find out if Waterford would be available and lucky enough for me there was a possibility it would be.“There were no guarantees as it’s a very complex process when you’re buying a club in Ireland as a lot of them are owned by trusts or committees. We were just very lucky Waterford was owned by an individual and with my roots in the city, it just fitted well.” Waterford’s home at the RSC. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOThat individual was O’Sullivan, who had been chairman for over a decade and almost single-handedly kept the finances in check while the club was languishing in the doldrums.From first discovering the club was available to takeover, Power met with O’Sullivan a couple of times in Portugal and four months later, all the paperwork was complete, the debts paid and the slate wiped clean.It was during those meetings, and a visit to the Regional Sports Centre (RSC) for the last game of the 2015 campaign, when Power learned of the limitations O’Sullivan had been running the club under for a number of years. An average home crowd of under 300 and no primary shirt sponsor meant revenue was almost non-existent.“When I found out there were a few problems financially, it was perfect for me,” Power continued. “I decided to come in and help out and get the show on the road.“If anything it probably excited me more that the club had been in doldrums. It’s such a big club in Ireland, the history is there, and the fact that there hasn’t been a lot for the city and county to shout about was a big motivating factor. Lee Power in 1992. Source: © INPHO“Firstly, there have been a number of clubs who have gone out of business unfortunately and a lot of local people have been left with bills. It was very important to John and also to me that all these bills got paid and the debts got cleared and it was a clean slate and a blank canvas.“It’s quite complex when there’s a lot of creditors involved and that’s the reason why we cleared those and started again.”Once the future of Waterford was secure, Power went about identifying the right people he wanted at the club to drive this project forward. The crest and name (Waterford FC) were changed in a throwback to bygone glory days but the most important decisions were always going to be in a football sense.With the financial muscle to invest resources into the squad and staff, Power convinced Pat Fenlon to take the role of director of football and then added Alan Reynolds, who had been first team coach at Cork City, as head coach. It was a clear statement of intent.Fenlon’s first task was to assemble a new squad, with Power handing the former Bohemians and Hibernian manager a substantial budget to recruit the right calibre of player for their promotion tilt. Waterford FC director of football Pat Fenlon. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“I’ve worked very closely with Pat,” Power, who enjoyed a playing career with Norwich City and Peterborough United among others, continued.“He was key to this project as well, to get someone with his pedigree and experience in the league. I was delighted but also surprised he was willing to drop down. But that just shows you he believes in the project and he’s managed to get a number of players to drop out of the Premier Division to come here. They had offers but wanted to join us and that bodes well.“It’s a difficult one because we need to be promoted so we might have been a little bit more generous [with contracts] than we wanted to be to try and get out of this. It’s imperative that we get out of the First Division so the budget in place is probably the biggest budget in the league, but that doesn’t guarantee anything.“Pat has spent the money well. I believe we’ve broken the transfer record, obviously bringing [Kenny] Browne back from Cork. We’ve spent fees, albeit different sort of fees to the UK, but they’re still fees and hopefully now that squad can achieve what we want them to achieve and then next season hopefully it’s a completely different ball game.”It’s clear Power wants success, and in his first season that would equate to promotion, but it’s not the be-all and end-all and he stresses repeatedly that this is about the club’s long-term sustainability rather than instant reward. Kenny Browne is back at Waterford this season. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOPower was hugely impressed by the facilities available to the club at Waterford Institute of Technology, comparing them to Premier League or Championship standard, and he sees the national U15s and U17s leagues as a huge opportunity to develop young talent from a county which has previously produced internationals such as John O’Shea, the Hunt brothers [Stephen and Noel] and Daryl Murphy.He explained: “The big thing that attracted us here is the underage leagues. It’s a bit like our academy system in England. That’s the market we want to target and invest in. We want to get the best players in the city, county and the country to come to Waterford because it’s a bit like growing your own vegetables.“Long after I’ve left and there’s a new owner, there is a conveyor belt of players coming through which means the club doesn’t have to go over budget and still be competitive.“Pat has a number of different areas he’s responsible for but because of the way the football club is going to be structured with the youth system, he has a lot of work to do with the 15s and 17s.“We want to put a structure in place like the UK structure and Alan [Reynolds] will be on the ground every day with the players. Pat won’t be spending as much time on the training pitch as Alan but he has other duties. We’re starting afresh with the club that needs to be built from the bottom up and build the foundations. Pat knows the ins and outs of Irish football and I’d want nobody better on my staff to do that.” A former Waterford player, Alan Reynolds is the club’s new head coach. Source: INPHOA new era for Waterford FC started in rather inauspicious fashion last week when the Blues slipped to an opening day defeat to Athlone Town.Fenlon’s side welcome Cabinteely to the RSC for their first home game of the campaign tomorrow night and one of the motivating factors for Power is to restore the pride in the club that may have been lost in recent times.His father was born and raised in Waterford city before moving to London, but Power’s roots run deep having learned of his heritage during three years representing Ireland U21s in the early 90s.“People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon. I mean Swindon were losing £5 million a season when I took over and Paolo di Canio had just left as manager,” he says.“Everyone thought I was crazy and it’s the same here. But this is a blank canvas and the big thing in Waterford is I know if the team is doing well you’re going to get bums on seats.“It’s a very proud city, it’s a very proud county and I know that from my playing days. As you can tell from my accent, I’m a London boy born and bred but when I was playing for the 21s, you used to see it and I learned it very quickly. Estonian international Sander Puri, pictured here tackling Arjen Robben, is one of Waterford’s new signings. Source: Peter Dejong“I’m proud that I have an association with the county through my family and I want them to be proud of the football club. Obviously I don’t speak like Waterford people but I’d like to think I’m one of their own and if we can get the place rocking, we want a bit of a siege mentality and we don’t want teams to look forward to coming to Waterford.“We want to go out there and have a place which is very hard to come and I do believe if we manage to get promoted we would become one of the biggest forces in Irish football again.“You want to do it for people like John O’Sullivan and all the volunteers who have poured their life into the football club. While this investment made business sense for me also, I want this to succeed for the staff, volunteers and all the supporters.“I only want to succeed, I don’t want to fail anywhere. I want to put smiles on faces and want to make sure everyone is happy and we can look back in many years to come and reflect on a fantastic thing and for my family as well, my local team that I’ve managed to go over and help.“It’s nice for them. Obviously my grandparents aren’t here anymore, but it’s nice for my father, he’s not very well at the minute, but I know he’s proud and I’m proud. That’s the big thing I want, it’s a proud county and if you give people something to hold onto, it will put a smile on their face and these people will go through a brick wall for you and that’s what we want.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Stonehenge un monument préhistorique peut en cacher un autre

first_imgStonehenge : un monument préhistorique peut en cacher un autreExposés dans un documentaire diffusé sur la chaîne britannique Channel 4, les résultats d’une étude de 10 ans menée sur les vestiges du site néolithique anglais de Stonehenge débouchent sur l’hypothèse d’une “double vie” du célèbre site.   Après une décennie de fouilles, de travaux de laboratoire et l’analyse de 50.000 fragments d’os incinérés provenant de 63 individus, l’équipe de Mike Parker Pearson, de l’University College de Londres, propose une nouvelle lecture du fameux site archéologique de Stonehenge, dans le sud de l’Angleterre. Les chercheurs suggèrent qu’il n’y a pas eu un mais “deux” Stonehenge.En effet, selon eux, le premier serait une grande structure circulaire – construite 5 siècles avant le monument principal – jouxtant un cimetière. Pour en arriver là, les spécialistes ont étudié plusieurs éléments parmi lesquels un site tout proche appelé Durrington Walls, qualifié par le Pr Pearson de “plus grande colonie néolithique dans tout le nord de l’Europe”, avec environ 1.000 maisons. Mais ils ont également considéré la présence de 80.000 ossements de bovins et de porcs – dont l’examen montre qu’ils étaient parfois originaires des Highlands écossais.Or, tout ceci a semblé témoigner d’une grande affluence et d’une grande activité à Stonehenge il y a 5.000 ans, soit 500 ans environ avant l’édification du monument “définitif” que nous connaissons. L’analyse des dents du bétail montre un pic d’abattage de jeunes animaux (nés au printemps) durant le solstice d’hiver, et, dans une moindre mesure, durant celui d’été. Un cimetière plutôt qu’un observatoire ou un calendrier À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon Mike P. Pearson, des gens semblent donc être revenus sur le site à chaque solstice, depuis toute la Grande-Bretagne, durant une dizaine d’années – comme le suggèrent les marques successives de réparation des maisons. Leur but : se livrer à des festivités, mais surtout construire le (premier) monument de Stonehenge petit à petit.À cette époque (3.000 av. JC, donc), plutôt que d’être un observatoire astronomique ou un “calendrier”, le site, estime le Pr Pearson, était principalement un cimetière. Les sépultures contiennent un nombre presque égal d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants (dont un nouveau-né). La présence d’objets comme une tête de massue ou un petit bol partiellement brûlé ayant pu servir “d’encensoir” suggère que les défunts auraient pu être des dignitaires politiques ou religieux, accompagnés de leurs familles.Le 22 mars 2013 à 10:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE 2K16 soundtrack now available on iTunes

first_img Birthday: 2nd of September Red Carpet at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards Katy Perry ‘knows what she wants’ Now Playing Up Next Facebook WhatsApp Courtesy of 2K16 soundtrack now available for streaming on iTunesGrappling gamers can surely expect to raise some hell in the squared circle when WWE 2K16 hits shelves this fall. Now, they can hear what tunes will help them rock the virtual ring.2K revealed the soundtrack details for the highly-anticipated WWE video game during “Release” on Beats 1 on Apple Music Friday morning. The companion album to WWE 2K16 will feature 11 incredible songs from across multiple genres, covering musical tastes from hip-hop to heavy metal to country and everything in between.Also confirmed on “Release,” the WWE Universe can stream the WWE 2K16 soundtrack right now on iTunes.The WWE 2K16 soundtrack includes:– Billy Idol – “Rebel Yell”– Diplo (feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai) – “Revolution”– Fashawn (feat. Nas & Aloe Blacc) – “Something To Believe In”– Kid Ink – “Hello World”– Marilyn Manson – “Deep Six”– MGK (feat. Victoria Monet) – “A Little More”– Run-DMC – “It’s Tricky”– Skid Row – “Youth Gone Wild”– Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”– Yelawolf – “Till It’s Gone” [Dan Heath Remix]– Zac Brown Band (feat. Chris Cornell) – “Heavy Is The Head”– Zedd (feat. Logic and X-Ambassadors) – “Transmission”WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on Oct. 27, 2015, in North America and on Oct. 30, 2015, internationally. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCharli XCX’s ‘genuine’ collaborationsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:03/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 95.82%0:02Remaining Time -1:01 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Lizzo Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Preview for WWE Network special on Elias airing this week, Top 10 WWE Ringside Rescues Charli XCX’s ‘genuine’ collaborations Google+ Videos Articles Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 The Fabulous MTV VMA 2019 Red Carpetlast_img read more