Half-time: QPR 0 Blackburn 0 – Hill on hand to save out-of-sorts Rangers

first_imgQPR were subdued in the first half at Loftus Road and have Clint Hill to thank for being on level terms at the break. Blackburn have caused them plenty of problems and Jason Lowe’s header from Ben Marshall’s 18th-minute cross was cleared off the line by the Rangers skipper.Marshall has been a constant threat on the left flank and Rovers went close again when his excellent cross was headed over by Chris Taylor from seven yards out.And there was another lucky escape for the home side when Jordan Rhodes headed narrowly wide from another left-wing cross, this time Tommy Spurr’s.R’s boss Harry Redknapp opted to stick with two up front for the time being, with Andy Johnson again starting up front alongside Charlie Austin.Matt Phillips, who scored after coming on as a substitute against Bournemouth in midweek, was given a starting place and Gary O’Neil was dropped to the bench.QPR (4-4-2): Green; Simpson, Hill, Dunne, Assou-Ekotto, Phillips, Barton, Carroll, Hoilett, Austin, Johnson.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Onuoha, Jenas, Kranjcar, Henry, O’Neil. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Photo library: Countryside 23

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) KwaZulu-Natal province: The luxury Didima holiday resort in the Drakensberg range of mountains.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province: The luxury Didima holiday resort in the Drakensberg range of mountains.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province: The luxury Didima holiday resort in the Drakensberg range of mountains.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province:Sugarcane Fields in the north coast region.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goat on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageCOUNTRYSIDE 23: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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Efficiency Programs Struggle to Stay Ahead of Energy Codes

first_imgI’d surely call a home built like that a high-performance home. Those specifications are part of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which you can read more about in Martin Holladay’s 2012 IECC overview. The 2009 IECC was a big step up from 2006, too. When we adopted IECC 2009 here in Georgia, we instituted mandatory airtightness and duct leakage testing, so we’re a step ahead on that requirement. RELATED ARTICLES An Overview of the 2012 Energy CodeEnergy Star Raises the Bar for Home Builders The Energy Star Homes Program Raises the Bar with Version 3 Smart people in the home-building industry have a saying about codes: A code-built house is the worst house allowed by law. The implication behind that statement is that if all you’re doing is meeting the code, you’re probably short-changing the people who will live in the house. The folks at the International Code Council (ICC) are doing their best to make sure that that barely-legal house is worth living in. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog.center_img What about Energy Star?So, if the energy codes are getting so much better, what will happen with energy efficiency programs like Energy Star new homes? Since the mid-1990s, more than a million new homes have qualified for the Energy Star label. The reason the numbers are so high is that the program set its requirements to an attainable 15% better than the energy code. As the codes get more stringent, Energy Star gets more stringent, and home builders have begun to reassess their priorities.Is it possible that for the many builders who have participated in Energy Star and had their homes labeled with the well-known brand, satisfying the energy code will become sufficient? Will only the extreme programs, like Passive House, survive?I answer that question with an emphatic NO. It boils down to two words: adoption and enforcement. The IECC is a model code, meaning that it’s just a suggestion from the ICC. If no one adopts it, it’s meaningless. For those jurisdictions that do adopt it, the code is only as good as its enforcement.Even if the requirements were exactly the same, I’d take an Energy Star Version 3 home over an IECC 2012 home. My reason? The Home Energy Raters who qualify Energy Star homes, on average, have more training, knowledge, and skill in the process of verifying compliance with energy efficiency requirements and in finding building science problems than those who do building inspections for code. Building inspectors generally do a lot more inspections in a day, and are responsible for looking at a lot more than just the energy efficiency details, so it’s not really a fair comparison. In addition to their greater knowledge and skill in building science, HERS raters also are subject to quality assurance rules that have someone looking over their shoulder and checking their work.That’s where we are right now anyway. The ICC is pushing hard, and states are getting their acts together (well, some are). I hope that eventually the people who verify energy codes will have to meet similarly stringent training and quality assurance requirements as HERS raters. If and when we get to that point, my answer to this big question may change.What do you think? Code-minimum closes in on high-performanceIf I told you that your new home had to meet the following requirements, would you call that a high-performance home?Be pretty darn airtight (3 ACH50 for all but the two warmest climates, zones 1 and 2, and 5 ACH50 for them) and be verified with a Blower Door testHave almost no total duct leakage (4 cfm25 per 100 square feet, the same as ENERGY STAR Version 3 for leakage outside the building envelope), as verified by a duct leakage testInclude a mechanical ventilation system if the airtightness is less than 5 ACH50 (which catches all new homes except those that come in at exactly 5 ACH50 in climate zones 1 and 2)Increase attic insulation from R-30 to R-38 (climate zones 2 and 3) or R-38 to R49 (climate zones 4 and 5)Increase above-grade wall insulation from R-13 to R-20 (climate zones 3 and 4)Insulate above-grade walls to R-20 in the cavities plus R-5 continuous (e.g., 1″ XPS foamboard sheathing) or R-13 cavity plus R-10 continuous in the cold climates of zones 6, 7, and 8Install really good, double-pane, low-e windows.last_img read more

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Vijender wins 75 kg boxing gold

first_imgIndia’s Vijender Singh on Friday beat Uzbekistan’s Abbos Atoev to win the gold medal in the 75 kg boxing event at the Asian Games in Guangzhou. Vijender won the bout 7-0. Vijender’s feat got India its second gold medal in boxing and 14th overall at Guangzhou.last_img

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6 days agoWatford boss Sanchez Flores mixed emotions after draw with Tottenham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores mixed emotions after draw with Tottenhamby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores had mixed emotions after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham.Abdoulaye Doucoure’s early goal had set the Hornets on their way to a first victory of the campaign and it increasingly looked like they would get it until controversy reigned four minutes from the end when Dele Alli’s equaliser was allowed to stand after a VAR review, despite the big screens initially showing ‘no goal’. Sanchez Flores said, “Sometimes we were defending a little bit deep but they have very good players. Sometimes when the central defenders could drive and get into positions close to box it was very difficult. But I thought the team was really safe and always with the possibility to create opportunities on the counter-attack.“I saw many teams playing against Tottenham when we were analysing in the week. Newcastle, how they won here, Southampton, how they played, and I think we played much better but we could just draw. Just draw sounds a little bit weird because they got the goal with four minutes left, but if we are realistic and thinking before the match, to draw here is a good result.” last_img read more

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Notre Dame Welcomes Wisconsin To The Under Armour Family In Spectacular Fashion

first_imgEarly "Badgers Badgers Badgers" viral video.badgers badgers badgers mushroom mushroomFriday morning, Wisconsin and Under Armour officially announced a 10-year contract worth $96 million. One of the apparel manufacturer’s biggest clients came up with a very cool way to welcome the Badgers to the family.Upon hearing the news, Notre Dame tweeted out a video of the famous viral “Badgers” clip with audio of House of Pain’s “Jump Around” – an ode to one of the best Wisconsin football traditions. Check it out:Welcome to #TeamUA, @UWBadgers. You know what to do… @UnderArmour pic.twitter.com/2SOcRLHzLG— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) October 9, 2015Well played, Fighting Irish social media manager.last_img

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Logistics Units Push Cosco Shipping to Profit

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Cogent Holdings Limited COSCO Shipping International (Singapore) returned to profit in the first quarter of 2018, following the acquisition of two logistics units.The company’s profit for the period was at SGD 2.8 million (USD 2.1 million), compared to a loss of SGD 78.9 million (USD 58.8 million) seen in the same quarter a year earlier.Turnover from continuing operations increased to SGD 40.6 million for the first quarter of 2018 as compared to SGD 11.4 million reported in the previous year, mainly due to turnover of SGD 32.1 million from the newly acquired logistics businesses, namely Cogent Holdings Limited and PT Ocean Global Shipping.“The company aims to expand its logistics network in South and Southeast Asia through acquisitions and investments and is looking into potential targets to acquire and investment opportunities,” Gu Jing Song, Vice Chairman and President of the company, said.“We have only just started on our transformation journey and there is much to be done,” he added.last_img read more

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Toronto market edges lower US stocks mixed loonie slips lower

first_imgIndex and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index crept lower in late-morning trading as strength in the consumer staples sector was more than offset by weakness in the health care group, which includes the big marijuana companies.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 7.56 points at 14,775.50.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 45.81 points at 24,573.08. The S&P 500 index was down 0.49 of a point at 2,650.58, while the Nasdaq composite was down 19.41 points 7,078.90.The Canadian dollar traded for 74.87 cents US compared with an average of 74.93 cents US on Wednesday.The January crude contract was up 27 cents at US$51.42 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was up 11.3 cents at US$4.25 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down US$4.10 at US$1,245.90 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 0.25 of a cent at US$2.77 a pound. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

first_imgMILWAUKEE — The nation’s craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown.The partial shutdown has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines.The federal agency that regulates alcohol production and distribution is closed. That means government employees can’t issue the permits needed for the beer to flow.Brewers are nervous that they will lose money if brewery openings and seasonal beers are delayed much longer in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s demand for taxpayer funding of a wall along the border with Mexico.Russ Klisch is founder and president of Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee. He has a suggestion to improve the negotiations between Trump and congressional Democrats: They should get together for a few beers.Ivan Moreno, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Northern BC Murder Suspects recorded a video before their death

first_img 1 of 2 VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Star is reporting that Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod recorded a video before their death near Gillam Manitoba.In an article published Tuesday, the Star says 30 seconds of the video was shared with family members of the suspects.  The RCMP declined to comment on the existence of the video and said they would provide an update on the case in the coming weeks.The family member told the Star that Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod said goodbye to their families and their wishes for their remains. The RCMP believe Schmegelsky and McLeod are responsible for the deaths of Folwer and Deese and a third person Leonard Dyck.  The body of Leonard Dyck was found near Dease Lake on July 19, 2019. center_img The Star says the RCMP have the full video.The bodies of the two suspects were found on August 7 near Gillam.  The two had been on the run since at least July 15 after the bodies of Lucas Fowler, and Chynna Deese were found south of the Liard Hot Springs. Leonard Dyck was found near Dease Lake on July 19. Chynna Noelle Deese of the United States and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia – RCMPlast_img read more

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