first_imgJamaica win again at World TT champsJamaica’s men’s table tennis team made it two wins from two games at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships at Malawati Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after scoring another 3-0 win yesterday, this time over Laos.In the opening game, Michael Hyatt scored a narrow and nail-biting 3-2 win — 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 over Phathaphone Thavisack. Kane Watson then brushed aside Mosangsinh Sonpasith 3-0, winning 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and Mark Phillips beat Oliyavong Phonepaseud 3-2 in five sets — 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7.In their first game on Sunday, Jamaica defeated Morrocco, also 3-0.Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Watson won 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 and Phillips won 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.The Jamaicans are second in the group with maximum four points. They trail leaders Morroco (five points), who they defeated in their opening game and who has played a game more.The Jamaicans will face the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today.The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the DRC, Ghana, Laos and Morrocco.Daley still St James FA bossWESTERN BUREAU:Incumbent Gregory Daley was returned for another term as President of the St James Football Association, following Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.Other members of the executive are: David Watt, first vice president; Hopeton Gilchrist, second vice president; Dennis Waite, general secretary; Tracey Reid, assistant general secretary and treasurer Gavin McNeil.It is the second time in near four months that the Montego Bay United (MBU FC) owner was losing a football-related election, after failing in his bid to challenge Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change, we understand the culture they work under and help each club administratively to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” Daley said.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members When it comes to understanding heating systems, most of us are comfortable with the basics. To warm up your house on a cold day, you need a source of heat in your living room — say, a wood stove or a radiator. To keep the heat in your house, you need insulation.That’s the way most builders understood heating from 1935 to 1980. Somewhere around 1980, however, building scientists began to realize that the old picture was imperfect.We now know what was missing from the old picture: an understanding of air pressure. A house is a dynamic system, and that system is greatly affected by air pressures inside and outside the home. Forces affecting the performance of the home include wind, the stack effect, and many different types of fans. These forces operate in buildings, and all buildings include leaks in their thermal envelopes. Moreover, most homes have ducts with leaky seams. Finally, many of these ducts are partially indoors and partially outdoors.If you put all these factors together, you realize that you can’t understand home performance without understanding the effects of air pressure. What happens when the furnace comes on? Building scientists use a variety of techniques to measure air leakage through a home’s thermal envelope. Air leaks faster on cold days than mild days (because the stack effect is stronger when the outside temperature is cold), and it also leaks faster on windy days than on still days. No surprises there.Let’s say that technicians are studying a typical American home. They are measuring the air leakage rate (the infiltration and exfiltration rate through the home’s thermal envelope) while the furnace is off. They get a reading. Suddenly, the furnace turns on, and the technicians notice the air leakage rate has suddenly increased… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Gabbiadini not suited to my systemby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says the sale of Manolo Gabbiadini to Sampdoria was good for all parties.With Saints looking to trim the squad and Gabbiadini a player that has constantly attracted some interest from Serie A clubs, the decision was made to cash in now, free up some space on the wage bill and bring in extra funds.Hasenhuttl said: “If you are a new manager at a new club you get the first experience, first impressions of the player and it seems to me he is a good player with fantastic technique but with this intensive pressing system we try to play, to be honest, it’s not his way of playing.“It was better to find a solution that is better for both sides.“We can’t show him what he wants to see from us and he can’t bring what we want to see from him so it’s better to find a different solution.“I think it’s a good step for him to go back to Italy and I wish him all the best.“He’s a fantastic player and I am sure he can score goals at every club in the world and we go in different ways.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Derby boss Lampard wants reaction against Southamptonby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDerby manager Frank Lampard wants to see a reaction from his team.After losing to Leeds United on Friday, Derby are hoping they can get back to winning ways in the FA Cup replay.The clash against Southampton is a great chance for the Championship side to progress into the fourth round.Lampard said to reporters: “It’s a good ‘reaction’ game for us, to show that what you saw on Friday night was not what we’ve seen this season.”It’s important for us. We love the FA Cup, and the fans do, too.”It’s another opportunity for the players to show what they can do against a good Premier League team.” last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Turning to the irrigation systems, he said the $100 million will go towards the rehabilitation of irrigation systems to improve delivery of water to farms, geared at enhancing Jamaica’s agricultural productivity and food security. This was disclosed by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during the 2018/19 Throne Speech in Parliament on February 15. A total of $220 million will be spent by the Government on two programmes geared at expanding and improving the island’s water capacity infrastructure. A total of $220 million will be spent by the Government on two programmes geared at expanding and improving the island’s water capacity infrastructure.The projects are the construction and maintenance of rural water systems, valued at $120 million; and the rehabilitation of irrigation systems, costing $100 million.This was disclosed by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during the 2018/19 Throne Speech in Parliament on February 15.He said the $120 million will be spent on the repair and upgrading of rural water systems, including catchment tank rehabilitation and rainwater harvesting.Turning to the irrigation systems, he said the $100 million will go towards the rehabilitation of irrigation systems to improve delivery of water to farms, geared at enhancing Jamaica’s agricultural productivity and food security.He said in the new fiscal year, the Administration will continue to implement several projects and programmes to expand capacity and infrastructure, protect revenue, regularise service and users, and protect water sources.The Governor-General noted that the Government continues to work towards the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.The Throne Speech was delivered under the theme ‘Continuing on the Path to Prosperity’.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, is scheduled to speak at the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark between 9-12 October. He will speak on lowering pollution, including the Odd-Even scheme, and other issues which he oversaw in his recent years as Chief Minister. The CM will join leaders of other cities like New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles and Berlin and speak on the climate crisis impacting the world an official stated.This is not Kejriwal’s first foreign tour as CM, in September last year, he travelled to Seoul in South Korea to sign agreements between Delhi and Seoul. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAn official statement read, “The CM is expected to speak on his government’s experience in lowering air pollution in the city and present the set of initiatives taken by the Delhi government that led to the 25% reduction in air pollution in the city. He is also expected to speak about the role of improved electricity supply, phasing out of generators on a large scale, reduction in construction sites, shifting industries to CNG, the increased green cover, and reduction in industrial pollution due to the shut down of two thermal power plants.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe third edition of Odd-Even scheme is scheduled to be implemented from November 4 to November 15. CM Kejriwal is likely to speak about the Odd Even scheme, as an innovative solution to the air pollution spike. Apart from Delhi, only Paris and some other cities have successfully rolled out such a scheme. A statement from the Environment Minister, Kailash Gahlot, said, “It is a moment of pride for India that a leader of the country will present a major governance success story before the world.” Kejriwal will also speak at an event during the summit called the ‘Asian Mayors and City Leaders Meeting on Low Carbon Inclusive Growth’. Mayors and city leaders of Asia’s largest cities will meet to discuss how inclusive and sustainable growth can be attained using greener energy and leaving a lower carbon footprint. Many such bilateral meetings and sessions will take place, the details of which will be announced later.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: In order to check the alertness of their staff in the cases related to missing persons, Delhi Police conducted surprise inspections in more than 50 police stations.Sources said that negligence was found in few police stations. Police sources told Millennium Post that a report of the surprise inspections was sent to Delhi Police Headquarters (PHQ). The checking was conducted earlier this year under the theme of “missing persons, promptness in the registration of cases and behaviour towards complainants.” Adding further, sources revealed for the purpose, a methodology was adopted by the checking officers in which they visited the police station assigned to them. “The officers picked up random cases of missing persons and reviewed their investigation. They also examined the missing person register,” sources said. After reviewing all the criteria, total marks/grading points of maximum 10 were awarded by checking officers to the police stations as per the satisfaction level of the complainants. Sources added that five police stations were awarded low grade after negligence of their cops were found in handling missing cases. “In one of the missing cases, it was revealed that no sincere efforts were made IO during the perusal of case file by checking officer,” said sources. Sources further revealed that negligence was found in another case in which three years old girl went missing from the hospital. The case was supposed to sent to the AHTU for further investigation but it was found undone. During one of the surprise checks, several reminders were given to the investigating officer (IO) but the case file was not produced before the checking officer for the perusal. “The officer wrote in his report that there seems to be an effort to avoid inspection of the case file for the obvious reason as it shows that no sincere efforts have been made in the investigation. The IO in the case was transferred but has not returned the case file to police station record,” sources added. “There were no efforts were made to trace the missing child by police personnel. No hue and cry notices, no newspaper publication issued by the IO,” the checking officer wrote in the inspection report of another police station.last_img read more

first_imgJaipur: Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said people all over the world were criticising Modi for “openly campaigning” for the ruling party there. Speaking to reporters here, Gehlot also demanded that the prime minister address the nation about the prevailing condition in the Kashmir Valley. Modi went against the country’s long-standing policy of not interfering in elections of another country when he “openly campaigned” for one political party during his rally in the US, the chief minister told reporters here. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh “Modi went to Houston and it happened for the first time in 70 years that a prime minister of our country openly campaigned there for a particular candidate, meaning his party. It must be condemned because the prime minister tore apart our foreign policy of being non-aligned which was founded by Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi,” he said. “This event is being talked about world over and people are criticising the Indian prime minister for campaigning for a political party there. It has a meaning. Suppose someone from the other party become the US president. How would his relation with our country be,” Gehlot questioned. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Referring to the situation in Kashmir, Gehlot said, “People are confined in their homes there for 45 days and have no connection with the rest of the country. Is it not the duty of the prime minister to address the nation and tell us what is going on there?” The prime minister addresses the nation on every matter, he does ‘Mann ki Baat’ but this is also a big issue which is being criticised all over the world, he said. Reacting to Union minister Nitin Gadkari’s statement that Kashmir was the victim of Jawahar Lal Nehru’s wrong policies, the chief minister said a dangerous environment is being created in the country. “Such politics in the name of religion never happened in history. The atmosphere today is very tense, people are afraid, what will happen to democracy,” he asked. Speaking on the probability of a nationwide implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Gehlot said NRC was facing criticism by the BJP’s own workers and leaders in Assam. “Their own people are criticising it in Assam,” he said. The chief minister exuded confidence that Congress candidates will comfortably win the bypolls in the two Assembly seats of Khinwsar and Mandawa which is scheduled to be held on October 21.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: An under-construction shed collapsed at Shalimar railway station in Howrah district on Monday, injuring a few workers, a spokesperson of the South Eastern Railway (SER) said here. The construction work was being carried out by IRCON, a turnkey government-undertaking, the official said. The injured have been hospitalised, he said, adding that the incident occurred outside the passenger area. Further details are awaited.last_img