August 28

Asantehene to honour Kwesi Nyantakyi

first_imgThe Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will honour the Ghana Football Association President for bringing honour to Ghana through his election as Executive Committee Member of Continental football governing body, Caf.Kwesi Nyantakyi beat off opposition from Anjorin Moucharaf, president of the Beninois FA to secure the seat.Despite the public endorsement of Moucharaf by Caf President Issa Hayatou, the GFA President won overwhelmingly.A statement issued in Accra by the Ghana Sports Advocates Coalition (GSAC) said Mr. Nyantakyi will be honoured at the Manhyia Palace at 12pm Wednesday 16 March 2011.After the ceremony, the new Caf Executive Committee member will interact with students and lecturers of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Independence Hall at 4pm.The interaction will centre on football administration in Ghana, the challenges and the way forward. According to the statement, the entire GFA Executive Committee Members will address journalists at 7pm.Source: read more

August 13

Dismas Indiza shatters Ugandan golf course record

first_imgIndiza tees off powerfully. He had a dream day at Kigo but still five shots off the leader. PHOTO CASTLE-LITE MEDIALEADER-BOARD Muthiya Madalitso 72 66 69 (-9) Charamba Tongoona 70 71 70 (-5) Dismas Indiza 73 76 63 (-4) Stephen Ferreira 76 69 68 (-3) Meyer Breyten 75 67 73 (-1) Mazibuko Irvin Thato 68 73 74 (-1)Best placed Ugandan Phillip Kasozi 75 73 74 (+4)Indiza’s near perfect #UGGolfOpen19 scorecard!! birdies pars under Course record 63Par – SCORE 4 4 3 2 3 4 3 4 3 4 2 4 4 4 3 4 4 4LIVE UPDATES (click)DRAW DAY 4 (bottom)Kigo, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG |  Defending champion Dismas Indiza bounced back into contention for the 2019 Uganda Open professional title by shattering the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa course record on Friday.The Kenyan 50-year old golf veteran blazed to a bogey-free round, sinking birdies in all but three holes on the first nine, and sinking another three on the back nine for a record nine-under par 63.He will however have to hit another record run on Saturday, on the par 72 course that’s full of water hazards, to retain the title.“I am happy today for the round. I was enjoying the course, it was wonderful for today…I was hitting my ball on the fairway, second shot on the green, One put, two put,” he said.He however did not predict how the final day would go. “You never say anything about tomorrow before it comes, ” Ndiza said.The big hitter moved up 19 places into the top three gunning for a lion’s share of the $50,000 prize that is at stake. Indiza has a score of 212 strokes from the first 54 holes, five behind the Open leader.Another former champion Muthiya Madalitso from Zambia still leads overall by 4 strokes  (207 from 54) going into the final round. He had surged into the overall lead on day two Thursday after matching the course record 66 strokes set by Ugandan amateur Ronald Otile a week ago.The Open this year is Uganda’s first Safari Pro Tour event and has attracted a record number of foreign entrants.Players from 19 different countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Seychelles, Swaziland, USA, Spain and Portugal are competing in the Safari tour event.The other Safari Tour events of the 12 in East Africa are scheduled for Entebbe next month, and next year at the Kitante UGC Open. (see full list bottom)The event marks the climax of an amazing three weeks of Uganda Open action that started with the Ladies, then Amateur, to the Professionals now. Nile Breweries under their brand Castle Lite, are the anchor sponsors of the Open. Co-sponsors are Absa,  UTB, Minet, Pepsi, NTV Uganda, DSTV, Serena Hotels, Timecop security, Isuzu, Britam Insurance and Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa.DRAW DAY 4Professional Event Draw Day 4 – Uganda Open 2019 by The Independent Magazine on ScribdPAST UGANDA PRO OPEN WINNERS2006 – Deo Akope (Uganda)2007 – Dismas Indiza (Kenya)2008 – Dismas Indiza (Kenya)2009 – Richard Ainley (Kenya)2010 – Jean Baptiste Hakizimana (Rwanda) Share on: WhatsApp 2011 – Dismas Indiza (Kenya)2012 – Dismas Indiza (Kenya)2013 – Vincent Byamukama (Uganda)2014 – Deo Akope (Uganda)2015 – Madalisto Muthiya (Zambia)2016 – Joshua Seale (South Africa)2017 – Stephen Ferriera (Portugal)2018 – Dismas IndizaSafari Tour Calendar 2019/20Event 1 Nyali Golf and Country Club 24th – 28th August 2019 (DONE)Event 2 Uganda Open (Lake Victoria Serena) 10th – 14th September 2019Event 3 Royal Nairobi Golf Club 12th – 16th October 2019Event 4 Entebbe Open (Entebbe Golf Club) 30th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019Event 5 Rwanda Open (Kigali Golf Club) 6th – 9th November 2019Event 6 Great Rift Valley Golf Club 23rd – 27th November 2019Event 7 Muthaiga Golf Club 14th – 18th December 2019Event 8 Thika Greens 4th – 8th January 2020Event 9 Sigona Golf Club 25th – 29th January 2020Event 10 Kitante Open (Uganda Golf Club) 12th – 15th February 2020Event 11 Karen Country Club 22nd -26th February 2020Event 12 Tanzania Open (Kiligolf) TBC 2019 Magical Kenya Open, Karen Country Club, 12th – 15th March 2020last_img read more

August 12

England under 16s unbeaten in autumn internationals

first_img England’s boy under 16 golfers have enjoyed a triumphant autumn on the fairways, winning all three of their Home Internationals as well as beating Spain in a mixed match. The highly skilled squad began with a 10-2 victory over Wales at Oswestry in September, winning all eight singles after sharing the foursomes 2-2. Then it was on to St Andrews for the match with Scotland earlier this month which resulted in an 11½ – 3½ victory for England. All five foursomes were secured while the England boys won six of the ten singles and another was halved. The third match was played at The Links Portmarnock over the weekend against the Irish and again England came out on top, this time 13-3. Just half a point was dropped in the morning four foursomes before all four afternoon four-balls were won. That meant England led 7½ – ½ going into the eight second day singles in which five victories were achieved along with one half. “The boys did very well and it’s very pleasing to see the strength in depth we have in England Golf,” said England Boys Manager Derek Hughes. “Some of these lads are in the under 18 squad while others are on the fringe so these were very creditable performances where everyone played a part.” Over the three internationals, Harry Hall (Cornwall), Lewis George (Cheshire), Chris Handy (Co Durham) and Will Enefer (Shropshire & Herefordshire) each won six of their seven games. Matty Lamb (Northumberland), who wasn’t involved in the Welsh match, won all five of his games against the Scots and the Irish. In the earlier mixed under 16 match with Spain at Heswall, England won 10-2, dropping just one point in the eight singles, while England’s under 16 girls won 2up overall from their four singles against the Swiss. Image caption: Matty Lamb competing in the England v Ireland U16, 2013. Image copyright Ronan Quinlan 14 Oct 2013 England under 16s unbeaten in autumn internationals last_img read more

December 29


first_imgInterventionalist Cardiologist Dr Santosh David with Friends of Letterkenny General members Donna Henderson, Paddy Rooney and Peter Cutliffe supporting the North West Charity 10k.Preparations for the North West Charity 10k are gathering momentum this weekend with runners and walkers being reminded by the organizing committee that an office is being opened at Letterkenny Community Centre from Monday evening for registrations.The charity event sponsored by and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure is taking place on Sunday, May 5th in Letterkenny.Entrants will be able to collect their numbers, t-shirts and those running will be able to pick up their chip timers. The portacabin office at the Community Centre will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening from Monday to Friday and also on Saturday afternoon from 2 – 6 p.m. As many people as possible are encouraged to come early in the week so as to avoid congestion on the day of the event. It is also important that those who have registered on-line come and collect their numbers, t-shirts and chip timers before Sunday. The first 2,500 entrants will get the new t-shirts.A designated person can block register for a club, charity or a group of friends meaning not everyone has to be physically present to register. This will especially helpful for participants outside the general Letterkenny area.This year the three charities who will benefit from the North West 10k are the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital, the Special Needs Accessible Playpark group SNAP and Donegal Mountain Rescue.The entry fee is 15 euro for runners and 10 euro for walkers. For information visit FOCUS ON FRIENDS OF THE HOSPITALThe Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will be one of the main beneficiaries of the North West Charity 10k with the organization currently concentrating all their energies on providing a suite of rooms on the campus to install vital equipment for cardiac investigations and treatment.When the new Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory is up and running it will mean that a huge number of people across Donegal will be able to have heart problems diagnosed and treated at Letterkenny General rather than having to go to either Dublin or Galway. Around half a million euro is required to complete the project and the Friends are very optimistic that with the public’s support that the figure will be reached by the end of the year.The campaign to provide the Catherisation Laboratory is already well underway and now with the backing of the massive financial pulling power of the North West 10k on Sunday, May 5th the Friends would hope to bring this absolutely vital medical facility a step closer.The new cardiac unit would allow diagnostic angiographies to be carried out by Interventionalist Cardiologist Dr Santosh David who is already based at the hospital. It will allow for the early detection of heart disease by checking blood supply and scanning for blockages. In addition the cardiologist will be able to insert stents and pacemakers to correct heart problems while also allowing for a procedure called angioplasty which helps to clear plaque from the coronary arteries.It will be a ‘win win’ situation for both the patient and the HSE in terms of minimizing stress and cutting costs.When the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital was setup in 1991 to purchase a CT Scanner not many would have envisaged that the organization in the next 21 years would raise close to six million euro for a range of specialist medical equipment and infrastructural improvements that have been hugely beneficial to the people of Donegal.The latest Friends project has already been raised €750,000 to buy the high tech equipment for a Cardiac Cathederisation Laboratory which is to be located in the hospital. Now with the help of the North West 10k committee the Friends are aiming to raise some of the estimated half a million euro finance for the provision of the actual laboratory on the hospital campus. Currently Dr David has the use of a mobile suite every Thursday at the hospital for carrying out some of these investigations but there is no facility to actually provide treatment after a diagnosis.The bulk of the surgical procedures are undertaken at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin while around 10% of patients are sent University Hospital Galway. So it will be a huge boost to the people of Donegal when the Cathederisation Lab is up and running. At a time when the patient is already trying to cope with the stress of facing cardiac surgery the fact that that procedure can be done at Letterkenny General will be a huge relief.The burden for families will also be lessened by being able to visit their loved ones more regularly and it also save on the costs of travel and accommodation in Dublin or Galway. It will ease the pressure on the HSE ambulance transport budget.Senior management is currently finalizing a site on the hospital campus for the facility. Letterkenny General equipped with a Cathederisation Laboratory will be a massive development for county cardiac services at a time when the public is hearing so much about health cutbacks.Over the past 23 years the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital has raised over €5.5 million for a range of state of the art medical devices for investigative and treatment purposes as well as money for service development and patient care.The aim this year is to raise €365,000 for the Cat Lab project.The Friends objective is to raise €21,000 every 21 days through a number of initiatives including the North West 10k. Among the other significant achievements of the ‘Friends’ over the years is the MRI and Dexa Scanners and the 750,000 euro for the new Acute Mental Health Unit which opened in September 2011.REGISTRATION OPENS TONIGHT FOR THE NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: April 29th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Friends of the HospitalNorth West 10last_img read more

December 16

Beefing Up Insulation (and Making it Easier to Hang Cabinets) in a Kitchen Remodel

first_img Q&A: Is Dense-Packed Cellulose an Air Barrier?Are Dew-Point Calculations Really Necessary?When Sunshine Drives Moisture into WallsGreen Basics: Rigid Foam InsulationVapor Profiles Help Predict Whether a Wall Can DryRELATED MEDIA RELATED ARTICLES Perfect Wall, Roof & Slab (podcast)The History of Insulation (podcast)GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE “You’ll have to move the electrical boxes inward or use deep box extensions,” he adds. “For that, I’ve used plywood pieces attached to sides of studs to attach the boxes.”David Meiland wouldn’t bother with continuous layer of plywood, either. “But,” he adds, “I might run a 2×4 across the wall at the top of the uppers, interrupting the foam. Tape the 2×4 to the foam.”Andy Ault, however, favors the plywood route. In fact, it’s standard operating procedure for his crew when they build wine cellars.“The only difference being that we step up to 3/4-in. ply to increase our holding power,” Ault writes. “Granted, those racking systems have many more points of attachment, but it’s still super helpful to know that no matter where the layout lands and no matter where we may need to shim that we will have a solid material to bite into.”The problem with blocking, he adds, is that it introduces more voids in the insulation and adds to thermal bridging. In addition, trying to sink 3-in. screws through a layer of insulation and catch blocking perfectly may be harder than it sounds.What about moisture issues in the walls?The existing wall may not be at the top of the class from an insulation standpoint, but it’s also unlikely to trap much moisture, either, as Meiland points out. But, he says, “Once you add the foam you reduce the amount of air and heat going out and it may not dry as well.”Moisture working its way in from the outside and collecting in the cellulose insulation is another concern, Ault says.“Given the possibility of reduced drying potential, I would probably go with something like Roxul vs. cellulose,” Ault says, referring to a type of rock wool insulation. “That way it’s just one less food source if moisture does end up in the cavity for longer periods.”He also suggests adding some asphalt felt to the back side of the exterior sheathing while the wall is opened up. In the event that some water is pushed through the wall, it would be a hedge against water penetration while still allowing the wall to be vapor-permeable.“And depending on what region you’re in and what direction the wall faces, this may also help to give you a little resistance to inward solar vapor drive,” he adds.What type of foam is best?Riversong likes the original plan, minus the plywood, and recommends that Nash use XPS (extruded polystyrene) rather than foil-faced polyisocyanurate, to allow for some vapor permeance.“I would not install any felt or other membrane inside of the sheathing, as that will do little to prevent water intrusion, which will still soak into sheathing and framing members, making them more vulnerable,” he says. “And I would not hesitate to use dense-pack cellulose, since it can tolerate cyclical wetting and redistributes moisture so well as to reduce the vulnerability of the framing in the event of leakage.”Nash wonders about the choice of XPS over the less permeable polyiso: “If a goal is to reduce the moist air moving into the wall in winter, why not go with the foil-faced? Is it to have some potential to dry to the inside when needed?”XPS and foil-faced foam board both have the potential to be perfect air barriers, Riversong replies. But 1 1/2-in. XPS has a permeance of 0.75 perm while the polyiso has a permeance rating of close to zero.“So XPS will allow some inward drying potential, while foil will trap moisture,” he says.An expert’s opinion:We asked GBA Technical Director Peter Yost for his take on the question. Here’s his reply:1. On securing the cabinets:While I like the 2xs as less material-intensive for securing the cabinets, I have to go with Andy Ault on this one. Eliminating the thermal bridging and being able to secure anywhere on the plywood wins out with me. When I built my SIP kitchen addition, I got some really superior screws from Winter Panel with a thread count and coarseness of thread that gave excellent holding power even in 1/2-inch OSB.2. Moisture management in 2x walls with interior rigid insulation:If you are reducing the drying potential of the framed wall, make sure that you have checked or even improved the bulk water protection of the wall. Overhangs, flashings, etc. should be checked to make sure that the wall is not already challenged by moisture.Because this kitchen remodel is in the Northeast, I agree with Robert Riversong in terms of the XPS and its 0.75 perms being a better bet than the 0 perm foil-faced polyiso rigid foam. We want to maintain whatever drying potential we can even as we seek to keep wintertime moisture out of the wall assembly.If the rigid insulation is taped and installed as an interior air barrier, it would be nice to choose a cavity insulation that restricts air flow in the framing cavity. While neither dense-packed cellulose nor Roxul batts are considered air barriers by a long shot, they are less air permeable than some other batt or blown products. Having just used Roxul batts in my attic, I really like how they perform.Finally, match high performance walls in the kitchen with a high performance exhaust system. Keep the kitchen drier, more efficiently, with an Energy Star exhaust fan vented to the exterior.center_img Premier Building Systems’ SIPsWinter Pane EPS and Polyurethane SIPsFoamglas, My New Favorite Insulation Eric Nash is renovating a kitchen with “old school” 2×4 walls. He’s gutting the room, but not touching the outside of the house. He’d like to present the homeowners with some options for increasing the R-value of the exterior walls while making a better air seal.Here’s his plan: fill the stud bays with cellulose, add 1 1/2 in. of rigid foam insulation on the inside, then a layer of 1/2-in. plywood on which to hang cabinets, and, finally, 1/2-in. drywall.How about that? he asks in a Q&A post at Green Building Advisor.Is plywood necessary to hang cabinets?Anyone who’s installed kitchen cabinets knows how reassuring it is to have solid material in the walls to catch mounting screws. That’s what the layer of plywood beneath the drywall would accomplish.But is 1/2-in. plywood enough?Robert Riversong doesn’t think so. “If it’s only the cabinets you’re concerned about, I would forgo the plywood, install appropriate blocking and use 3-in. cabinet screws,” he writes. “I would rather have cabinets secured to framing than to 1/2-in. plywood.last_img read more

September 28

Former Ohio State football players Reid Fragel Jake Stoneburner take on NFL

INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL Scouting Combine, a pinnacle of anatomical scrutiny in the world of sports, has already seen two former Ohio State football players endure its challenges. Five additional Buckeyes will face the gauntlet that is the Combine in the days to come. Former OSU right tackle Reid Fragel and former tight end Jake Stoneburner had their respective chances to impress NFL coaches and scouts, as they were put through a series of timed or measured drills along with the rest of the Combine’s offensive lineman, tight ends and specialists Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Tests included the 40-yard dash, bench press (225 pounds), vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle run. Fragel posted a 5.14-second run in the 40-yard dash, a 7.62 run in the three-cone drill and a 4.68 shuttle run, according to Fragel’s 33 repetitions on the bench press was sixth best in his position group. Fragel, the tight end-turned-offensive lineman with a year of experience at right tackle, posted the fourth-best broad jump in his position group at 9-foot-5, as well as a 30-inch vertical jump, according to Stoneburner, who was a tight end invitee to the Combine despite switching to wide receiver for his senior campaign at OSU, showed his speed in the 40-yard dash when he clocked in with a time of 4.65 seconds, according to Stoneburner’s 4.27-second 20-yard shuttle run time was the best time posted in his position group, as was his 11.5-second 60-yard shuttle run. The Dublin, Ohio, native also impressed with a 9-foot-8 broad jump – the fifth best mark in his position group. The tight end, who caught 13 touchdowns and 53 passes in his OSU career, had a 34.5-inch vertical jump (fourth best among tight ends), a 116-inch broad jump and a 7.12-second three-cone drill, according to Neither player was made available to the media following their workout. Next up for the troupe of former Buckeyes is Zach Boren, a fullback-turned-linebacker invited to the Combine as a fullback  (Boren had 12 rushing attempts for 40 yards and two touchdowns during OSU’s 2012 season). The remaining four Buckeyes at the Combine, including former defensive lineman and team captain John Simon, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, linebacker Etienne Sabino and defensive end Nathan Williams, are scheduled to take the field for their tests on Monday. Combine activities conclude on Tuesday when defensive backs hit the turf. Sunday’s Combine activities begin at 9 a.m. read more

September 18

Zappacosta still hopes that Conte will stay

first_imgDavide Zappacosta and Chelsea have experienced a difficult season as they failed to make it to the top four in the Premier League and they were eliminated in the first knockout round of the Champions League.However, the Italian full-back believes that his side will win the FA Cup final against Manchester United as a reward of their hard work and that Antonio Conte will stay at the club for more seasons to come.The former Torino player spoke about his expectations as he said, according to Gianluca Di Marzio:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We deserve to win the cup. We worked hard all season and we always gave our best. We struggled in the Premier League and we came up against an outstanding Manchester City side, but we have been competitive until the end.”“He (Conte) is the one that gave me an opportunity with Italy and brought me here to Chelsea, giving me a chance in a top club. I remember when he called me on August the 30th to ask me if I liked the idea of joining Chelsea. Of course, I told him ‘yes’. His future? I would like him to stay, but it’s his decision to make. I can say that everyone here is on his side, he achieved some great results in these two years.”last_img read more

September 18

Napoli reject Chiriches offer

first_imgNapoli have rejected an offer from Stoke City to sign Vlad Chiriches, according to Sports Mole.The Romanian centre-half was mostly on the sidelines through the whole of last season under former manager Maurizio Sarri and has been considering his club future as he seeks more playing time.The porters were looking to take advantage of his current predicament to bring him to the Brittania but have seen their bid of around £13.3million rejected out of hand by Napoli.Stoke City suffered relegation to the Sky Bet Championship from the Premier League last season and are looking to bounce back up immediately.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The club have already signed Nigerian international midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Benik Afobe who spent last season on at Wolverhampton Wanderers.New boss Gary Rowett is keen to add to his squad and has targeted former Spurs defender Chiriches to bring more steel to the club’s defensive unit.The Romanian is expected to play a huge role at Naples this campaign as new boss Carlo Ancelotti is a huge admirer of his abilities.Napoli and Ancelotti will be hoping to go one step further by usurping Juventus from the top of the league after they finished second last season.last_img read more

September 14

Week In Review 73083

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Thursday 8/2Audio Player08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdRunner Begins His Journey From The Kenai Peninsula To Key West, Florida, Brothers’ Café To Open In Kenai Airport, Alaska Communications Providing Better Access To Internet On The Kenai, Alaskans Expected To See A Drop In Insurance Rates Monday 7/30Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Monday-0730.mp3VmJennifer-on-Monday-0730.mp300:00RPdTroopers Issue High Number Of Citations In Kenai River Dipnet Fishery, Cook Inlet Undersea Pipeline Granted Full Construction Permit, “We Are Loving The Kenai River To Death” Tuesday 7/31Audio Player08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSeward Highway Reopened After Carjacking And Numerous Collisions, Male Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Vehicle Off Kenai Spur Highway, Alaska Permanent Fund Reportedly Up $5.1 Billion In FY18, Education Bill Steers Marijuana Tax Revenue Towards Schoolslast_img read more