CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Mayor Winnecke Talks About the Growth of Evansville

first_imgMayor Winnecke Talks About the Growth of EvansvilleFrom a laundry list of downtown developments to new transportation services to the ongoing fight against blight. In his sixth State of the City Address, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke touched on all that happened during his time in office. He said there is…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Oral Tracey: Protect Taylor from ‘burn out’

first_imgBoys and Girls’ Champs 2016 is now done and dusted. Once again, it showcased brilliance as Jamaica continues to lead the world in the systemic production of young track-and-field talent. With two early individual records in the 200 and the 400 metres, along with an overall four gold medals, Christopher Taylor of Calabar High was undoubtedly the most dominant athlete on show. The precocious 16-year-old talent must be looked at beyond the scope of setting Champs records and lifting the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for Calabar. Taylor’s supreme talent is a rare gift to be nurtured and showcased by Jamaica for the wider world. Many observers, myself included, are seriously concerned for the future of Taylor in term of realising his potential as a genuine world beater. The World Youth champion over 400 metres is in his fourth year at Calabar High, where he has been nothing but a fearless and aggressive competitor and a champion. He competed in 10 races at Champs 2016 and was flat out in at least eight of those runs. Outside of the physical rigours of doing so much work at such a young age with such a frail physical structure, the possibility of physical, mental, and psychological burnout of this young gem is a clear and present danger. In terms of making the successful transition to the senior level, it is a potentially lethal combination to be as talented as Taylor at such and early age and to attend a Champs-chasing school like Calabar. Rising to the pinnacle of personal performances and team achievements, 14- and 15-year-old provides for a lofty emotional ride for any young athlete. The satisfaction of excelling repeatedly at Champs from such a very early age could be debilitating for the development and transition process of a special young athlete like Taylor. The story has been told of a former Champs star who instructively also attended Calabar and was competing at a World Junior Championships. When he was approached by his national coach with words of motivation and encouragement before the start of his event, the youngster’s response was: “Coach, it’s not Champs, but I will try my best.” The scary history is there for all to see. None of our current senior international male world beaters were outstanding Champs stars at Class Three and represented Champs-winning teams. The athletes who make the transition are generally not from the top Champs schools and generally were not Class Three standouts. Usain Bolt never won at Class Three and competed for William Knibb; Asafa Powell never won at Champs, he went to Charlemont High; Yohan Blake was a big star at Champs for St Jago, but not at Class Three. As great as Taylor is as an athlete, and as a ruthless as he is as a competitor, he is still human and it would a be a tragedy of immense proportion if this youngster – who is already the best in the entire world at his age group – does not make the successful transition to the senior ranks. He is the most special athlete to emerge from the Jamaican production line since Bolt and while the dynamics are different, we must remember that there were moments along the way when we almost lost Bolt. Just as was done for Bolt, Taylor should be protected from ‘burn out”. One more year in school maximum to facilitate the completion of his physical development, then the deliberate and meticulous process should begin of moulding Taylor into the international star he is destined to be.last_img read more

SOCIETY FAILED TEENAGE SUICIDE VICTIM ERIN, PRIEST TELLS MOURNERS

first_imgSOCIETY failed Erin Gallagher, the 13-year-old bullied schoolgirl who died by suicide, a priest told mourners at her funeral today.A white coffin bearing the remains of the Finn Valley College student was carried into the Church of St Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, for Requiem Mass at 11am.Hundreds of people packed into the chapel, with heartbroken friends crying during the Mass. Erin’s mother Lorraine, sister Shannon and brother Sean were supported by family and friends.Erin died on Saturday after being taunted online on the website ask.fm.Mourners heard Father John Joe Duffy question the level of resources available to dealing with bullying and criticise the failure to monitor and ban websites.“I am asking all agencies and arms of the State who are responsible for the care of children to finally come together and formulate a comprehensive policy of prevention and support; of helping individuals so that this day will never have to dawn on another parent or family in this country again,” said the priest. “This is the challenge we as a society now face. We are only here today because society has failed Erin Gallagher.”He said that the “authorites may hide behind technical and other difficulties but these sites can be regulated and they must be regulated.”He went on: “This is not the first tragedy, but let it be the last but it can only be the last when we face the reality that we are not standing up to this as a society.“As a country we are very good at after care after the fact but we fail miserably at prevention.“We have seen the excellent support these past few days from professional services but must take a step backwards and ask what levels of support were available and where were they before this tragic event.” He said he didn’t want to take away from the excellent work done after Erin’s death.But he went on: “Do we have the resources available to man the front line in terms of prevention.“Have we national policies in place? Have we the guidelines for prevention to avoid this in the future?“Is it known and is it clear who we turn to if we see a similar situation develop? “I am challenging those who are charged with the care of children to assess whether their assessements and responses are fit for purpose.“There is a responsibility on all of us to protect our children and children should not have to experience the tragedy that we have here today.“Those charged with their care must reflect on this tragedy. Currently there is much debate on children’s rights but have we the supports which are so necessary?“Have we as a society failed to prioritise the needs and cares of children at a time when everything is being cut back?“Have we employed the necessary social workers, counsellors and psychologists so that the very basic services are available on the ground at the frontline where it is most needed.Society, he added, had failed Erin Gallagher.During the Mass, a teenage friend broke down crying as he read a poem in Erin’s memory. When he finished, there was a round of applause from the audience.Outside the chapel, school children wept as Erin’s coffin was lifted into the hearse, some of them touching the side of hearse.Others released pink balloons.The schoolgirl is being laid to rest at a private service in Castlefin.SOCIETY FAILED TEENAGE SUICIDE VICTIM ERIN, PRIEST TELLS MOURNERS was last modified: November 1st, 2012 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:ask.fmBallybofeyErin GallagherFacebookonline bullyingPRIEST TELLS MOURNERSSOCIETY FAILED TEENAGE SUICIDE VICTIM ERINStranorlarteenager suicidelast_img read more

2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Barrow Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion: Eli Keplinger, Springfield (Champion Dark Cross)Reserve Grand Champion: Riley Wendt, Dublin (Champion Light Cross)Third overall: Grant Dunaway, Hamilton (Res. Light Cross)Fourth overall: Ella Reed, Thornville (Champion Yorkshire)Fifth overall: Lily Rees, Bidwell (Res. Champ Dark Cross)Sixth overall: Zander Ivey, Bloomingburg (Champion Hampshire)    Zander Ivey watches as the judge offers some comments. Champion drive Champion drive Champion drive Champion drive Champion drive Champion drive Eli Keplinger watches the judge in the champion drive. Champion drive Champion drive Jenna Siegel, Marion Co., shows her dark cross. Eli Keplinger, Clark Co., had the champion dark cross. John Lafountain shows his dark cross. Ava Astorino, Champaign Co., had the Div. III champion dark cross. Gracee Stewart, Clinton Co., had the Div. II champion dark cross. Grayden Sproull with his light cross Caroline Endsley from Fairfield Co. showed her light cross. C.J. Wilt from Clark Co. shows his light cross. Wade Smith from Clinton County sows his Tamworth. Liam Shellhouse, from Wyandot Co., shows his Tamworth. Kayla Barker with her Hereford Gracie McHenry, Clark Co., had the Champion Tamworth.Aug. 2 and 3Judges: Travs Platt and Bryan AndersonBerkshireGrand Champion: Brett Zeedyk, HicksvilleReserve Champion: Zander Ivey, BloomingburgChester WhiteGrand Champion: Luke Johnson, WilmingtonReserve Champion: Sable Ruhenkamp, Ft. LoramieDurocGrand Champion: Ava Genter, ArchboldReserve Champion: Gracee Stewart, SabinaHerefordGrand Champion: Wade Smith, New ViennaReserve Champion: Mallory Liles, WapakonetaHampshireGrand Champion: Zander Ivey, BloomingburgReserve Champion: Madison Curless, BlanchesterLandraceGrand Champion: Logan Deel, VintonReserve Champion: Madison Petro, GallipolisPoland ChinaGrand Champion: Cooper Stambaugh, LyonsReserve Champion: Kasen Miller, SomersetSpottedGrand Champion: Ava Genter, ArchboldReserve Champion: Dane Wilt, Washington Court HouseTamworthGrand Champion: Gracie McHenry, South CharlestonReserve Champion: Liam Shellhouse, SycamoreYorkshireGrand Champion: Ella Reed, ThornvilleReserve Champion: Maya McCoy, Washington Court HouseLight CrossGrand Champion: Riley Wendt, DublinReserve Champion: Grant Dunaway, HamiltonDark CrossGrand Champion: Eli Keplinger, SpringfieldReserve Champion: Lily Rees, Bidwelllast_img read more

What is Thermal Bridging?

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Thermal BridgingBuilding Science: Thermal BridgingThe Thermal Bridge to NowhereGBA Encyclopedia: Insulation OverviewUnderstanding R-ValueBuilding With Steel FramingHow to Install Rigid Foam Sheathing Erik North, the owner of Free Energy Maine, is an energy auditor and home performance specialist in Westbrook, Maine. He is also the author of the Energy Auditing Blog. A boring definition of thermal bridgingThermal bridging occurs when a more conductive (or poorly insulating) material allows an easy pathway for heat flow across a thermal barrier. The most common form is probably within the eyesight of every reader of this article: wall studs.Suppose your walls have 6″ fiberglass batts. (I’m sorry. We’re working to update the building code.) Every 16 inches on center in that wall is a 2×6 or 2×4 stud. The fiberglass has an R-value of around 3.5 per inch, and the stud is around R-1.2 per inch. The wood studs allow heat to flow through the wall assembly at a rate that is 3 times faster than the heat flow through the surrounding insulation.While the advertised R-value for a 6-inch fiberglass batt is R-19, the building assembly’s effective R-value is about R-3 lower. Bummer. Cures for the thermal bridging bluesThe question then becomes… What to do?Simple enough: you need to eliminate or reduce the thermal bridging. There are many approaches. In new construction, you can build the walls SIPs (structural insulated panels) or use advanced framing techniques which reduce the number of wall studs.A newer approach involves applying strips of insulation over the wood studs to provide a thermal break.In retrofit scenarios, sheets of polyisocyanurate foam, high-density rock wool, or Larsen trusses can be applied on the exterior side of the wall sheathing as a thermal break.If your home has aluminum-framed windows, the addition of insulated shades can help reduce the severity of the thermal bridging through the aluminum during the summer.Similarly, you can reduce the effect of thermal bridging through a metal-framed door if you install a storm door.Thermal bridging is one of the hidden heat-loss paths that a home energy audit can uncover. Keep it in mind when thinking about the heat loss (and the heating bills) at your home. BLOGS BY ERIC NORTH Is R-Value Dead as a Dodo?Blower Doors Have Become EssentialMajor Thermal BypassesFlash and Batt InsulationExterior Insulation Is Like Like A Sweater For Your HouseHeat Loss from Air Is No Big Deal, Right?Insulating Stud Cavities in Existing Homes The Difference Between Air Conditioners and DehumidifiersHow to Insulate and Air-Seal Pull-Down Attic StairsHow to Insulate and Air Seal an Attic HatchCan Switching to a Dual-Flush Toilet Save Heat?Essential Energy-Audit Equipmentcenter_img Like wind washing, thermal bridging is something folks mention all the time during audits (meaning they never ask about it). But what is thermal bridging, and why do I keep bringing it up when my customers just want new windows?To understand thermal bridging, you need to understand your home’s wall assembly and the various materials used in its construction. Thermal bridging is one reason you can’t blindly judge insulation based on its R-value. Standard wall assembly construction (at least in the Northeast) consists of drywall on 2×6 studs, 6-inch-thick fiberglass batts within the wall cavities, plywood or OSB sheathing, Tyvek building wrap as a water control plane, and siding. The R-value for any cross-section of the wall can be found by adding the material R-value of each layer. My house is well insulated, right?The exterior walls of your home are (hopefully) well insulated. The building shell of your home provides the structural barrier between your dream home’s interior and the rest of the world. It keeps out unwanted air infiltration (mostly), moisture (again, fingers crossed) and retards the flow of heat through the wall. If well insulated, your home ought to stay warmer during cold winter months and cooler in the summer.R-value is the measure of how well your insulation resists heat flow across the material in question. (For more information on R-value, see Understanding R-Value.) In theory (quite literally — a material’s theoretic R-value is tested under lab conditions), R-value is supposed to be an objective comparison of the thermal resistance of different materials.Unfortunately, this just isn’t so. As I explained in a previous post, we all wish there was a magic, universally applicable number like car gas mileage with which to compare various insulation. But there isn’t.last_img read more

Ryan Harrison, Michael Venus win French Open doubles title

first_imgVenus moved to the United States when he was young and he and Harrison, who was born in Louisiana and now is based in Texas, grew up playing tennis together. They were coached by Harrison’s father, Pat, who is still Venus’ coach.“It’s even more special that we’re able to do it alongside each other, because he’s like a brother,” the 25-year-old Ryan Harrison said. “He’s been a part of my family. We have been a home away from home for him … He was like a brother growing up. He taught me how to drive, taught me how to do a lot of things. Didn’t teach me how to talk to girls, one thing he didn’t teach me how to do.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“But it was special, because, you know, he was someone who was there for a lot of memorable moments of my life, including my wedding, being one of my groomsman. To have him with me and the most special moment of my career is surreal.”The 27-year-old Young, who was born in Illinois and is now based in Georgia, was trying to win his first tour-level title in singles or doubles. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Ryan Harrison of the U.S. and Michael Venus of New Zealand, left, hold the trophy after winning the men’s doubles final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Donald Young of the U.S. in three sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Michael Venus has been like an older brother to Ryan Harrison, and the American says that makes their French Open doubles title even more special.Harrison and Venus, who is from New Zealand, beat Donald Young of the U.S. and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3 on Saturday to earn their first Grand Slam title.ADVERTISEMENT Harrison and the 29-year-old Venus had only played four tournaments together coming into Roland Garros, winning a title at Estoril last month — but falling in the opening round at each of the other three.“Two-and-a-half, three months ago, (Venus) decided that he was going to be looking for a partner for the clay season, and I didn’t have anybody,” Harrison said. “We both were very excited. It just kind of all came into play.“We haven’t talked about (Wimbledon) yet. I don’t think we wanted to get too far ahead of ourselves. Because as you’re in the middle of the week, there is a certain level of jinx you don’t want to put on yourself … I think the logical thing would be to play it out for the rest of the year.”Harrison, who reached a career high of No. 42 in the singles rankings in May, hopes the doubles title will serve as a springboard.“Obviously I’m a singles first player,” he said. “A lot of times, in my opinion, you see guys who have really great singles ability actually have big doubles results first because it’s a little easier at times to waive the nerves of the big moments and big stages.ADVERTISEMENT Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finalscenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “This is super special. Wouldn’t have been more happy to do this with Michael and do it this summer. But I’m hoping this can lead into singles success as well, and I know my confidence will be very high coming off of this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Another Caribou Recovery Discussion Postponed

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The scheduled Caribou Recovery Discussion hosted by the Resource Municipalities Coalition for January 11th, 2019 has been postponed.This discussion was an opportunity for the Provincial Government and First Nation leaders to come together and to speak to Caribou Protection. A roundtable discussion would follow this conversation and would be based on the plan discussed to find a balance between protecting Central Caribou herds and economic development. Following the roundtable discussion would be a panel discussion with Government, First Nations and other Stakeholders regarding the findings of the roundtable discussion to be able to provide recommendations for a Private Members Bill for our MLA’s and MP to address.The West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations are willing to have an open discussion with Stakeholders as soon as all sides are willing. At this time, without a draft agreement in place, the Federal Government and Provincial Government prefer to not discuss this issue. With this in mind, the Coalition felt it best to postpone the Caribou Recovery Discussion.The Resource Municipalities Coalition is working to develop Private Members Bills that focus on a process with respect to future dialogue concerning issues that impact our region and continuing to work with Government, First Nations and industries to promote the interests of our communities.To learn more about the Resource Municipalities Coalition CLICK HERElast_img read more

Indian shuttlers take on Malaysia eye knockout stage

first_imgNanning (China): India will start as favourites against a young Malaysian team sans legend Lee Chong Wei when they clash in a group 1D match of the Sudirman Cup here on Tuesday. India, who had reached the quarter-finals twice in the 2011 and 2017 editions, will have to overcome Malaysia, the 2009 semi-finalists, when they begin their campaign. Any hiccups against Malaysia will make their next clash against the mighty China a must-win battle. Malaysia were thrashed 0-5 by China in the opening match and a loss against India will see them bow out of the competition. The 13-member Indian team, seeded eighth this time, will look to draw inspiration from their sensational win over Malaysia en route to an unprecedented team gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018. India’s chances during the mixed team championship will depend on the quality singles players such as reigning BWF World Tour Finals winner PV Sindhu, 2019 Indonesia Masters champion Saina Nehwal, 2019 India Open finalist Kidambi Srikanth and BWF World Tour Finals semi-finalist Sameer Verma. Malaysia will be led by Goh Jin Wei and Soniia Cheah in women’s singles, while Lee Zii Jia will be entrusted with the responsibility in men’s singles in the absence of Chong Wei, who is still recovering from nose cancer. While India hold the edge in both, given the way Soniia stretched All England Championship Chen Yufei on Sunday, it will be interesting to see who India will select to field between World No. 5 Sindhu or Saina, ranked 9th. Srikanth has consistently reached the quarters but struggled to go beyond in 11 of his last 13 tournaments. He had a runner-up finish at the India Open and is expected to hold the edge against Zii Jia. Malaysia will need their doubles to put up a good performance to salvage hopes of making it to the knockout stage. Malaysia saw some promising performances this year from Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik and Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi in men’s doubles, Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean in women’s doubles and Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai and Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing in mixed doubles. For India the return of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy after an injury gap will fuel India’s hopes in both men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Satwik, who recovered from a shoulder injury to make a title-winning comeback at the Brazil International Challenge recently, will form a formidable men’s doubles pair with Chirag Shetty, while pairing with the experienced Ashwini Ponnappa in mixed doubles. If India can quell the Malaysian challenge, they can go with a relaxed mind against the 10-time champions China on Wednesday.last_img read more