“I expect soon or never,” Mourinho said after his side’s 1-0 win against Burnley. “I think it is so close, so close, so close that if it doesn’t happen it’s not going to happen.”Sky said it understood it could be a straight swap deal but details were yet to be finalised.McClaren, who was Alex Ferguson’s assistant when Manchester United won the treble in 1999, said the Sanchez signing would be a major coup for the club but warned his earnings could unsettle other players.“If he (Sanchez) is on the wages that is being bandied about then other players will know that when their contracts come up or they are in demand from other clubs,” he said.But McClaren believes United have struck a major blow by landing Sanchez, who has scored 80 goals in 166 appearances at Arsenal.“Any manager worth his salt would love to have Sanchez in their team,” McClaren told BBC Radio 5 Live.“Sanchez coming in for the second half of the season at Manchester United is a huge boost to them.“He has got that experience and toughness, he wins games and he is a leader. It will lift the level of the whole club.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Alexis Sanchez arrived at Manchester United’s training ground ahead of his expected move from Arsenal on Sunday, reports said, as his swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan edged closer.Earlier, the Chile international posted a video on Instagram, apparently showing him walking across an airstrip towards a private jet following reports that he was due in northwest England for a medical.Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper said Sanchez had been pictured arriving at United’s Carrington training complex to complete his move from the London club, widely expected to be finalised on Monday.Sky reported that Mkhitaryan would have a medical in London on Sunday.Chile’s Sanchez, 29, is set to become United’s best-paid player, with some reports putting his salary at £400,000 ($554,000) per week, prompting a warning from former England boss Steve McClaren that his high wages could create dressing-room disharmony.“Wage parity is very important to players. Yes, they find out — at all levels — and if someone is paid a lot higher than others that can cause a problem,” he said.Sky Sports News showed Armenian international Mkhitaryan, also 29, at a central London hotel on Saturday evening alongside agent Mino Raiola.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and United manager Jose Mourinho both said they expected the two-way deal between the Premier League rivals to go through.Wenger said Sanchez was absent from the Arsenal squad on Saturday because he was close to completing a deal that has been in the making since United out-bid Manchester City for the former Barcelona star.
Kansas City Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop misses the possible game-winning field goal against the San Diego Chargers during the closing seconds of regulation of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in San Diego. The Chargers eventually won the game 27-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Steelers fan imprisoned for murder has sued the National Football League and wants a federal judge to delay the remainder of the playoffs so the Steelers can have another chance to qualify for them.The Steelers were denied a sixth and final playoff seed in the AFC when the San Diego Chargers beat the Kansas City Chief, 27-24, in overtime in their final regular season game.The Dec. 29th game went into overtime after Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop missed a last-second 41-yard field goal try that would have won the game. The NFL has since acknowledged San Diego should have been penalized for lining up too many players on one side of Kansas City’s center, meaning Succop should have gotten another chance to make the kick from 5 yards closer.Daniel Spuck, 45, who’s serving an 11 to 22 year sentence for third-degree murder at a state prison in Mercer, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, filed a hand-printed federal lawsuit on Jan. 2, against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.Spuck argues that the Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs “because the defendants through their employees (game official and instant replay booth) were negligent and fraudulent when they missed an illegal alignment by the Chargers …”Chiefs coach Andy Reid called timeout after the missed field goal to argue with officials about the illegal formation. But illegal formations are not reviewable under the NFL’s instant replay policy, so the play stood.Spuck’s complaint seeks a court order for relief “on behalf of Plaintiff, Pittsburgh Steelers players, coaches and fans.”Among other things, he wanted the playoffs delayed for seven to 10 days to allow time for a re-kick by Succop, a coin toss, or a neutral site game between Pittsburgh and San Diego to determine a sixth seed in the AFC playoffs.The NFL isn’t commenting on the lawsuit and, so far, federal judges in Pittsburgh have not scheduled a hearing on it.Since it was filed, the sixth-seeded Chargers won their wild card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals last week and face the Broncos Sunday afternoon in Denver.Spuck isn’t represented by an attorney and filed the lawsuit himself. Federal court records indicate he frequently files lawsuits – most often habeas corpus petitions seeking to overturn his conviction or related appeals – or otherwise claiming his civil rights have been violated while incarcerated.He was convicted in March 1996 and sentenced a month later for the February 1995 stabbing death of his estranged wife’s ex-husband. He was also convicted of endangering his wife, who survived, by stabbing her until she uttered the words “I love you.”
MIchael Crawford continues to shine after returning to the Green and White following a mid-season hiatus, scoring three goals and adding an assists for a four-point game.The 6-foot, 160-pound Penticton sniper has 13 points since returning to Nelson, including four goals in the past two games.Matt MacDonald, Austin Lindsay, Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap, Michael Rand and Tyler Fyfe also scored for Nelson.Josh Gladman, Mitchell Pearson and Matt Lucero replied for Grand Forks, which trailed 4-0 and 5-1 after the first and second periods, respectively.Nelson, finishing fourth in the Murdoch Division, takes on defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the playoffs beginning Friday in Fruitvale.Game two is set for Saturday (February 21) at the Hawks Nest before the series shifts to Nelson for Games three and four, (Monday) Feburary 23 and (Tuesday) February 24.If necessary, the final three games of the series would be played February 26 (Beaver Valley), Feburary 27 (Nelson) and February 28 (Beaver Valley). The Nelson Leafs conclude what has been a trying Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season on the pond Sunday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.Puck drop at the NDCC Arena is 2:30 p.m.Nelson enters the contest against the West Kootenay rivals after pounding Grand Forks Border Bruins 8-3 Friday in the Boundary City.
Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick You’re also given the option to set up automatic forwarding to your new account and the TrueSwitch service outside of Gmail gives users the option of notifying all their contacts of their new email address. That doesn’t appear to be an option with Gmail and that’s probably a good thing.Dear Internet, please offer features like this at every website. The ability to pull in contacts and data from one service provider to another is the dream of data portability. It enables users to try new services, prevents them from being locked-in to old ones, promotes competition between service providers and generally makes the world a better place.Not all Gmail users can see the new Import feature but over the next few weeks that will probably change. GMail is rolling out a new feature to some users that makes it easy to import contacts and archived emails from other email accounts, with other providers, into your Gmail account. The feature is powered by a 3rd party service called TrueSwitch and it really is a breeze. The feature was announced this Spring but the roll out has been slow and many users are seeing it for the first time today. Some still don’t see it.Users are required to give TrueSwitch (through a Gmail interface) the username and password for the old account, then import can take a few hours or days. I pulled in contacts from an old Hotmail account and am now waiting to have them arrive in my Gmail contacts list. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
For an overview of the Solar Decathlon teams, see GBA’s 2011 Solar Decathlon Resource Guide In terms of climate, there isn’t much difference between living in South Florida and some of the more inviting parts of the Caribbean just to the south, where the rhythms of warm, sunny, often humid summer days seem to stretch on indefinitely, and where summer-afternoon thunderstorms, an assortment of aggressive insects, and seasonal hurricanes break up the quiet. The Solar Decathlon team representing Florida International University, in North Miami, has designed the “PerFORM[D]ance House,” its entry for the 2011 competition, to exploit the pleasures of this climate while protecting the home’s occupants from its drenching and sometimes buggy outbursts. With about 800 sq. ft. of photovoltaic panels mounted on its flat roof, this square pavilion features folding glass doors (backed by similarly configured screen doors) on all four sides for maximum cross-ventilation. A wide bamboo deck surrounding the entire building is shaded by louvered aluminum panels which can be manually tilted to further block the sun or, in advance of hurricane-force winds, lowered to completely cover the windows. MORE INFORMATION GBA’s 2011 Solar Decathlon Resource Guide Florida International’s Solar Decathlon Web page The PerFORM[D]ance House on Facebook DOE Web page for Florida International’s team Live at the International Builder’s ShowThe name PerfFORM[D]ance is, in fact, intended as a play on the adjustability of the overhangs, the large deck, the simple shape of the shell, and the easy access to the uncluttered interior, which is serviced by a ductless heating and cooling system. “The idea is the pavilion performs and dances to the interior conditions of its inhabitants, but also the exterior conditions of the local environment,” Manny Dorticos, one of the FIU team’s leaders, explains in the accompanying video. A green take on tradition A south-facing solar thermal array mounted on the grounds near the house provides hot water, reducing the potential load on the PV system. But Dorticos points out that a large portion of the energy savings in a setting such as South Florida is expected to come from the cross-ventilation allowed by building’s open design and the shading options provided by the panel system. The four-square house, with its full-perimeter deck, in fact is a contemporary echo of many traditional Southern homes that include spacious porches with large overhangs. With the aim of landing a LEED for Homes rating, the FIU team has been choosy about the materials used. These include American hardwoods (for the kitchen cabinets) and lots of recycled wood for the rest of the interior. Another feature of the PerfFORM[D]ance project is its rainwater management system, which includes graywater bio-filtration swales and planters populated by local plants (such as tickseed flower, mint, sedge grass, switchgrass, buttonbush, and swamp milkweed) and an edible-plant garden. Water collected on the roof flows into the swales and planters via pipes hidden in the exterior walls and in the landscape. What about the cost? Dorticos noted that while the team is pushing to bring construction costs closer to the $250,000 goal identified in the affordability contest – one of 10 Decathlon competitions – at this point PerfFORM[D]ance is pricing at just under $350,000, a figure that, under the circumstances, the team considers “very acceptable.” “Unfortunately there isn’t enough (real-world market) competition to make this technology affordable to the public,” he said. “The idea of this competition as a whole is … so that sustainable design is really part of our lives and becomes the norm for construction.”
Heating and cooling with a ducted minisplitWolf chose a single-ceiling-head Fujitsu ducted minisplit for heating and cooling. The system has a single supply for the main level of the house, and a second supply for the lower level. There’s a single, short return duct on the main floor.There are no separate supplies for the bedrooms and other separated spaces. In winter, if you close a door to the bedroom at night, the temperature in that room will slowly sink. Wolf’s clients were satisfied the system would work for them, but he points out that it’s not the kind of heating and cooling system for everyone.“To do this, two things are important,” Wolf said. “One is that you have this level of performance, a Passivhaus-level building envelope so that the rate of heat loss is really slow. What happens is these spaces stabilize at an even temperature so it doesn’t take very much to bring them back up to temperature.”Also, anyone living in a house with a similar system has to be OK with leaving doors to bedrooms and other spaces open most of the time. “This is not a home where, let’s say, your young adult lives with the door closed all the time,” Wolf said.Other features of the house:A Zehnder heat-recovery ventilator, which Wolf describes as “pricey and fabulous, beautifully engineered and easy to install.”A heat-pump water heater.Triple-glazed SchÃ¼co windows.A 10-kW photovoltaic array.Wolf is getting very good performance out of relatively straightforward building techniques and ordinary materials. “There are two parts to this,” he said. “There’s designing it and building it. And the whole point is that in the design phase you have to have a pretty sophisticated understanding of all the principles that make these houses work.“But if you design those in,” he added, “you kind of bake them into the design, and think practically as a builder, too, it’s very doable. It’s not hard to show people how to do it even if they haven’t done it before.” Two Connecticut builders can claim top honors in the most recent CT Zero Energy Challenge, a design competition that promotes high-efficiency houses with a low environmental impact.Nick Lehto and Jamie Wolf are both being recognized as Overall Winner, and each will apparently receive a $10,000 check. Scores were based on judging in four categories: lowest overall HERS index, lowest HERS index without renewable-energy add-ons, lowest cost per square foot, and lowest projected annual net operating costs.Lehto Design/Build’s entry was a 2,619-square-foot single-story home in Killingly, Connecticut.Wolfworks won for a 2,932-sq/ ft. house in Farmington, Connecticut. It’s the second such award for Jamie Wolf, the design/build firm’s principal. A Passivhaus-certified home his firm built in Harwinton was the 2012 contest winner.Among eligibility requirements: single-family and multifamily projects must have a HERS index of 45 or less without renewable energy systems and be new construction or a complete gut rehab. The contest is sponsored by Energize Connecticut, an initiative that helps homeowners, renters, and businesses use energy more efficiently.Green Building Advisor was unable to reach the contest administrator for scoring details, but Lehto and Wolf thought the results would be formally announced a little later in the year. A family farm is the setting for Lehto projectLehto’s clients were a couple who live on a farm that has been in the husband’s family for a century. They occupied an old farmhouse on the property, the same house where the husband had been born. But the woman was interested in moving into something more up to date — just not too contemporary.“Her initial thought was that an energy-efficient house would have to be some type of modern cube,” Lehto said, “which I think, sadly, a lot of people have that stereotype. When she saw that the homes we did basically look like normal homes she was very interested in going forward. The more she involved she got, the more she learned, the more excited she got about the whole thing.”They brought Lehto plans for a home with some Arts & Crafts detailing, which they had purchased at a web site called The Red Cottage. He modified the floor plans, reoriented the garage and applied energy-efficient construction practices. The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.Lehto came to the building trades early. His father and uncle are both builders, as are two of his cousins. But it was in 2008, on a trip to Finland, that Lehto was first introduced to some unfamiliar building components. “That was the first time I’d ever encountered an air-source heat pump,” he said. “Growing up in New England, I didn’t know an air-source heat pump even existed. The fact that they were using them in that climate, I was pretty impressed. And basically they don’t have any windows that aren’t triple-paned. That really opened my eyes as to what was available.”He returned to the U.S. a convert. Wolfwork’s design also uses double stud wallsJamie Wolf’s clients wanted a smaller retirement home, something he sees a lot these days. Wolf combined net-zero energy performance with Sarah Susanka’s Not-So-Big-House thinking to produce the 2,932-square-foot three-bedroom home in Farmington.One key to high performance is a “sandwich wall” that combines dense-packed cellulose and rigid polyisocyanurate foam board. The structural outer wall is built with 2x6s, the inner wall with 2x4s. The air barrier is Huber’s ZIP system sheathing, taped at the seams.“We build that first wall, and our air barrier is complete,” Wolf explained. “When we build that first wall, we do a fog test and a blower door test then so if there’s anything that needs to be fixed we can see it and get at it and we can fix it.”Next, Wolf added dense-packed cellulose to the outer wall, installed 3 inches of rigid foam, and then built the inner 2×4 wall and dense-packed that. Above-grade walls have an R-value of 50.“It’s worked really well for us,” he said, “because it’s easy for everyone to understand how to build it. We just tell the framers the interior wall is just another partition wall and it’s built at the same time the partition walls are built.”The outer framed wall is built 24 inches on center; the inner wall at 16 inches o.c., which Wolf says keeps trim carpenters happier. The two walls are tied together with plywood window bucks sealed with Siga tape.The air barrier at the ceiling level is a layer of plywood applied to the bottom chord of the roof trusses. That may be a little unconventional, but Wolf says it helped remind subs on the job how important it was to keep the air barrier intact.Foundation walls are insulated on the inside with 2 inches of polyiso rigid foam, plus a 2×6 stud wall filled with dense-packed cellulose for a total R-value of about 34. There are 6 inches of expanded polystyrene (EPS) under the slab, rated at R-24.Airtightness was measured at 0.49 ach50. Straightforward construction, tight building envelopeThe double 2×4 stud exterior walls are 12 inches thick and filled with dense-packed cellulose to R-45 (Lehto has his own insulation blower because he’s had trouble finding an insulation subcontractor in his area that does cellulose). The trussed roof is insulated to R-70 with 20 inches of blown-in cellulose.He used nothing more exotic than plywood sheathing and 3M 8067 flashing tape for the air barrier in the exterior walls. Gypsum drywall is the ceiling air barrier. Where partition walls meet the ceiling, Lehto sprayed polyurethane foam from the top to seal potential leaks.A blower-door test measured air leakage at 0.38 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 pascals (ach50).Other features include:A foundation made of insulated concrete forms (R-22); there are also 4 inches of extruded polystyrene insulation under the slab (R-20).A State heat-pump water heater for domestic hot water, and a three-head Mitsubishi ductless minisplit air-source heat pump for space heating and cooling.Triple-glazed Mathews Brothers windows with a U-factor of 0.18 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.26.A roof-mounted photovoltaic array rated at 8.5 kilowatts.
Former MP and father of Jannayak Janta Party chief Dushyant Chautala, Ajay Chautala, has been granted furlough from Tihar jail, authorities said on Saturday. Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel confirmed that the elder Chautala is being released on furlough for a period of two weeks.The decision came a day after Mr. Dushyant Chautala extented support to BJP to form government in Haryana. Ajay Chautala was convicted in 2013 by a Delhi court for his involvement in a recruitment scam in which 3000 teachers were illegally recruited. He has been lodged in Tihar jail along with his father and former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala.
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About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder McTominay reveals Williams advice: Like you’re in the park with mates!by Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScott McTominay handed Brandon Williams some valuable advice before the teenager’s Manchester United debut.19-year-old Williams was excellent in the goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar last week.”I thought he did brilliantly,” McTominay told MUTV.”I said to him before the game to just be himself and told him he had nothing to worry about.”I told him to go and play the game like it was a Reserves match or he was playing in the park with his mates… you don’t want to think too much about it, you just need to go out, express yourself, show what you can do and that’s what he did.”A fellow United academy graduate, McTominay exactly what Williams must do from here.He added: “He just needs to concentrate on how he’s performing on the pitch and listen to Ole and the coaches and I’m sure they’ll be pleased with him.”Obviously, we didn’t create as many chances as we hoped [against Alkmaar] but we still got a point away from home and didn’t concede again so they’re positives we can take.”And, of course, Brandon was a big, big plus and I’m very pleased for him. To have a game like that this early in his career is great.”
TORONTO – The Toronto Real Estate Board is “pressing ahead” with the Competition Bureau’s demand to make home sales data available on realtors’ password-protected websites, but that doesn’t mean the board’s concerns around privacy are gone.In his first interview since the Supreme Court of Canada refused in August to hear TREB’s seven-year fight to keep the numbers under wraps — effectively forcing them to be made public — the board’s chief executive officer John DiMichele told The Canadian Press, “the element of privacy in our opinion hasn’t been settled completely yet.”DiMichele is particularly concerned because he claims to have seen evidence of brokers’ remarks about homeowners being posted online, information that is not included in the home sales data feed TREB had to make available to realtors last Tuesday.“If someone is receiving this data, we have a duty and responsibility to find out if it is coming out of our system because… (they) will say things like elderly gentleman, hard of hearing, knock loud, or children home alone between 3 and 5 p.m.,” he said, noting that codes to access and secure properties could also be included in the remarks.DiMichele wouldn’t reveal how he discovered such violations, but said they had been “brought to our attention” recently.He also refused to discuss in detail what kind of action will be taken against anyone who is caught posting unauthorized information or home sales data without password protections — conditions mandated in a Competition Tribunal ruling that came into effect recently, after the Competition Bureau argued that TREB’s refusal to release the data was anti-competitive and stifled innovation.“I can’t comment about specific cases, but if people are doing these things, we are certainly going to contact them, if they are contactable because right now my understanding is that some of these websites don’t have identifying information,” DiMichele said.“Where are they getting the data? If they are getting it from public records, just let us know. If they are getting it from another source that is not TREB, then there is not much for us to say on that, but if it they are posting this data of a private nature, we certainly have to take initiative.”In early September, the board sent cease-and-desist letters to real estate companies warning it will revoke data access and TREB memberships or bring legal action against members it believes are violating its user agreement by posting sales numbers online “in an open and unrestricted fashion.”The board’s lawyer Brian Facey previously said in an email to The Canadian Press that the letters were an attempt to find out the source of the members’ numbers and “ensure no one has breached their contracts with TREB.”TREB has never said how many letters it sent, but real estate companies Zoocasa and HouseSigma Inc. said they had received letters and had stripped their websites of the data until Sept. 18, when the TREB feed was allowed to be posted.Others, including real estate website Bungol, left the numbers up without password protections.Several realtors who applied for access to the TREB feed complained last week that they weren’t granted access as soon as it became available and many said they were still waiting to get their hands on the numbers as late as last Friday.The board has received about 1,000 requests for access to the feed from the board’s 50,000 members, DiMichele said, but only about 600 of those requests have been fulfilled so far.“Not every delay is on TREB’s side,” he said.“We are fulfilling them on a regular basis, but sometimes the other side is not prepared or we have people that think they want to do this, so they submit an application and go through the process and then they decide not to proceed, but we are working through it the best we can.”Follow @Tara_Deschamps on Twitter.