Steve Gallen has left his job as manager of Hong Kong Pegasus.The Acton-born 42-year-old, who spent 19 years on the coaching staff at QPR, took over at the Hong Kong Premier League club in June.He succeeded former R’s assistant manager Kevin Bond, who has returned there for a second spell in charge.Gallen said: “It was a great experience and an opportunity I’m glad I took.“But my family are in England and I just feel that’s where I belong right now. Kevin will do a good job there I’m sure.”Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz See also:Gallen appointed as Charlton recruitment chief Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SANTA CLARA – Dee Ford’s simplified job is to line up on the edge and aim for the quarterback. With a lingering knee issue, it’s a good thing he’s not the 49ers’ only hope on a suddenly riveting defensive line.“It’s fun to look (down) the line of scrimmage and know that somebody is going to get there,” Ford said.The 49ers are nine sacks and three undefeated games into their pass-rush revival. There is no doubt what front four presents their most menacing pass rush: newcomers Ford and Nick …
Why it matters“OK, that’s all well and good,” you’re thinking about now. “But what does this mean to me?”Here’s why it’s important to understand the distinction between these three levels of the building enclosure. Products have ratings. Sometimes it’s the material that’s rated. Sometimes it’s an assembly. And sometimes shady salespeople try to confuse prospects by blurring the lines between what was rated.Let’s take the case of foil-faced bubble wrap. It’s a product made up of a couple of materials: plastic and aluminum foil. But when used in the building enclosure, it’s only one part of an assembly.By itself, foil-faced bubble wrap has an R-value of about R-1, almost entirely due to the air trapped in the plastic bubbles. Yet go to a trade show and you’ll see sellers of these products claiming much higher numbers. At the Southeast Building Conference a few years ago I asked a foil-faced bubble wrap seller what the R-value of his product was. He claimed a whopping R-15.4.No! That’s not for the bubble wrap itself. That’s for bubble wrap in a particular assembly, and I’m skeptical even of that. Martin Holladay covered this topic really well in his article, “Stay Away from Foil-Faced Bubble Wrap.” (See especially the section of his article titled, “Blurring the line between product R-values and assembly R-values.”)Of course, R-value isn’t the only place you need to understand the distinction between material, assembly, and enclosure. Here are a few others:Windows. U-factor and solar heat gain ratings apply to the whole assembly, not just the glass.Blower door tests. Done for a whole enclosure. Permeance. Individual product ratings must be combined with the other materials in an assembly to find the net drying capacity of an assembly.An assembly problem or a material problem?Here on GBA, Peter Yost recently explained an interesting failure on his home. (It’s the “OK, Mr. Building Scientist,” which you should go read if you haven’t yet.)He had mold growing on his fairly new wood clapboard siding. The first thing most people with some understanding of building science would look for is a moisture problem. Maybe there’s a failure in the drainage plane, or maybe the builder should have used a vented rainscreen, or…In his case, though, the culprit wasn’t a problem with an assembly. It was a material problem. I won’t spoil it for you, though. Go read it now and find out what caused his mold.A blower door test won’t tell you how tight an assembly isHere’s one final example to help you understand materials, assemblies, and enclosures. Blower door testing tells you how tight a whole building enclosure is. It doesn’t tell you how tight each wall assembly or window or floor or ceiling is. You could have a really airtight enclosure overall and still have a failure in one location if a lot of your air leakage happens at that one place. Blower doors don’t tell you how good individual assemblies are. That’s why visual inspections are still necessary.The building enclosure is what determines how well a building will perform. To get a good building enclosure, though, you need to use good assemblies. And for the assemblies to perform, they’ve got to be made with good materials. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. RELATED ARTICLES Understanding Air Barriers, Vapor Barriers, and Drainage PlanesGBA Encyclopedia: The Building EnvelopeHow to Become a Building Enclosure Control FreakThe Importance of Defining the Building EnclosureAll About Water-Resistive BarriersDo I Need a Vapor Retarder?Vapor Retarders and Vapor BarriersQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersBlower Door BasicsLstiburek: Air Barrier or Vapor Barrier? When you approach the subject of building science, especially regarding heat, air, and moisture flows through a building enclosure, it’s easy to get confused. There’s a lot to learn: blower door testing, insulation grading, R-value, vapor permeance, radiant barriers, combustion safety, solar heat gain coefficients, and on and on. That’s why we break things down into simpler pieces. In science, that process has led to all kinds of discoveries (atoms, nuclei, quarks, organs, cells, bacteria…).In building science, the first big breakdown that I find helps people grasp the basic ideas is seeing the house as a combination of the mechanical systems and the building enclosure. I heard an analogy on the radio once that helps make sense of this: Your HVAC system is the faucet; the building enclosure is the cup. The mechanical systems are very important, of course, but they depend on the quality of the building enclosure. And that’s where another important classification clarifies things.The building enclosure is the boundary between the conditioned space and various types of unconditioned space (outdoors, garage, attic…). It’s a key concept in building science and in understanding the house as a system. This is Building Science 101. But there’s a hierarchy here. We should be thinking of this in three levels:MaterialAssemblyEnclosureThe enclosure includes floors, walls, and ceilings. Each of those components is typically made up of assemblies. And assemblies are made of materials.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Nevin: Kepa should be unhappy with goal recordby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea legend Pat Nevin believes that goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will not be happy about his start to the season.The young goalkeeper has already conceded 14 goals in the first six competitive games of the season.While he has not been at fault for a significant majority of those goals, Nevin believes conceding so many will bother Kepa.The Spaniard will be hoping to get his first clean sheet of the season soon enough.”Chelsea this season have already given away 11 goals in just five games, that is the second most in the entire league after Norwich with 12!” Nevin wrote on the club’s official website.”The thing is, that can happen if you play such open, high-tempo football and you have a young team who are learning, even if they are learning very fast.”The positive flip side of course is that we are third top scorers in the league after Man City and Liverpool, this time scoring 11.”They are by a distance the most extreme goal statistics in the league, underlining just how exciting it has been.”In fact only Man City fans have watched more goals in their side’s matches, 23 to our 22, a measly one more for the reigning champions.”Frank will be working hard to reduce the slippage at the back and I am sure it is not making Kepa particularly happy, but as long as we keep scoring it will be fun.”
OTTAWA — The first 4-20 demonstration on Parliament Hill since marijuana became legal is expected to draw an even larger crowd than usual.Several thousand people normally set up shop on the Hill to smoke marijuana and highlight cannabis culture but organizers of this year’s event expect many more people to emerge from their shells and join in now that it’s legal to do so.But during a morning press conference today, the organizers also made clear there are still issues the federal Liberals have left hanging, making the job of legalization incomplete.Shawn Mac calls the legal cannabis system a “boondoggle” and accuses the government of using misleading information to justify over-regulation that has helped large companies in the market.The Marijuana Party of Canada says the Liberals need to expunge past convictions for simple possession, instead of suspending records, and issue a formal apology for the harms prohibition had particularly on black communities.There are also concerns being raised about the government’s decision to tax medical marijuana.The Canadian Press
OSU junior forward Alexa Hart (22) and redshirt junior guard Kianna Holland (right) cheer a teammates’ basket on March 3 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports Director
McCarthy: “We have been monitoring the Seward Highway MP 104-114 area for rock fall hazards. Central Region DOT&PF now has approval to address seven sites throughout the area that we can increase safety to the highway through lower cost improvements—draping of mesh, scaling and/or rock bolts. We also have approval to make more significant safety improvements at two additional sites (MP 113.2 and MP 109). These projects will take some time to develop, but we anticipate the improvements to be complete in 2020.” McCarthy says the design phase of the fixes has been approved, but until the work beings DOT doesn’t want people to stop along this area as it still continues to shed rocks. DOT still asking drivers to use caution in the MP 109 and 114 area especially with the loose rocks under the fresh snowfall. Shannon McCarthy with DOT says there are several areas between mileposts 104 and 114 that will either have rock bolts, or mesh installed to try to stop falling rock before it reaches the road. Facebook46TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After the Seward Highway saw significant rock fall after the 7.0 earthquake on November 30 officials with the Department of Transportation are now tasked with finding a way to prevent this from occurring again in the future. The popular Seward Highway MP 109 water spout has been removed and is currently barricaded off. McCarthy: “We are cautioning people not to stop in that area, don’t collect water.”
Mi-8 Helicopter. Photo: UNBMoscow on Saturday said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia in the early hours of the morning.The Russian transport ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter carrying three crew members and 15 passengers crashed when it collided with machinery carried by another helicopter soon after take-off.It added that the second helicopter landed safely and that the accident took place in “normal” weather conditions.“The first take-off was carried out by a Mi-8 with an external cargo suspension without passengers on board, the second take-off was performed with passengers who were workers on shifts at the oil station,” the ministry said in a statement.“According to preliminary information, the Mi-8 carrying passengers for reasons unknown collided with the external suspension of the second helicopter after take-off. As a result it fell, was destroyed and burned,” it added.“Three crew members and 15 passengers died.”The helicopter was operated by Russian national airline Utair, which has its head office in Khanty Mansiysk airport in western Siberia.In a statement issued on its website, Utair said the crash took place at 5:43am Moscow time (0243 GMT) after taking off from a helipad at the Vankor oil and gas field, in the Turuhansk district of the Krasnoyarsk region.The oil field is operated by Russian national oil company Rosneft through its subsidiary Vankorneft.Utair said the helicopter was made in Russia in 2010.It added that the pilot was born in 1985 and was trained at the Omsk Aviation School in southwestern Siberia.“He flew 5,990 hours, 2,300 of which he was the helicopter commander,” Utair’s statement said.The airline said it sent its specialists to the site of the crash.Russia’s transport ministry said it created a commission to investigate the crash and that the vice director of the Federal Air Transport Agency was on his way to the site.The country’s Investigative Committee said it opened a criminal investigation into the crash.Accidents involving helicopters and small planes are frequent in Siberia and far eastern Russia, where air transport is commonly used to cover vast distances.In April, a Mi-8 helicopter crashed in far eastern Russia, killing six people.In November 2017, six people died when a small plane crash-landed in the Khabarovsk region.In 2016, 19 people died when a Mi-8 helicopter carrying oil and gas field workers crashed in a remote area of Siberia.
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