The Irish Wheelchair Association launched their national fundraising campaign ‘Angels’ on Wednesday last as they held a karaoke night. The event took place in the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Community Centre, Glenview, Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny.The beloved Angel pins and other Angel-themed products will be sold by volunteers throughout County on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November 2019. Irish Wheelchair Association’s Angel fundraiser will help provide a range of essential services to people with physical disabilities from its community centres in Donegal and across the country.Irish Wheelchair Association provides a diverse range of services supporting people with disabilities in their personal development and community life.In 2018 alone, Irish Wheelchair Association provided over 1.3 million hours of Assisted Living Services to 2,246 adults and children across Ireland and almost 80,000 days of services in community centres nationwide.Its fleet of 119 buses provided people with disabilities with accessible transport throughout Ireland to connect them to their communities. Mary McGrenra from Irish Wheelchair Association in Donegal explained: “Irish Wheelchair Associations Angel Appeal is our largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised from our Angel’s Day campaign help us support people with physical disabilities within our community.“We provide essential services to people with disabilities that facilitates independence, improves quality of life and supports them in accessing education, employment and participation in community life throughout Donegal.“Volunteers will be selling Angel pins outside all ALDI stores and in various other locations throughout the county. If you meet our volunteers please purchase an Angels pin or make a donation to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy equal rights, choices and opportunities and live their lives independently.”This November Irish Wheelchair Association is asking community groups, organisations, businesses, and schools in county Donegal to volunteer their time to assist with the Angels Appeal.There are lots of ways to get involved; including volunteering to sell Angels pins/products or hosting a coffee morning during November. To learn more about how you can get involved in Angel’s day please email [email protected] visit www.iwa.ie/angels or contact Caroline Boyle on 074-9177448 or email [email protected] Wheelchair Association launch ‘Angels’ campaign in Donegal – Pic Special was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
James DeGale will face Fulgencio Zúñiga of Colombia at the Sports Arena in Hull on Saturday 8 December.The bout will be for the WBC silver championship and the 35-year-old Zúñiga, who has a record of 25-6-1 (22 KOs), believes he has the experience to stop DeGale’s march towards a world title shot.“He might not think I have his experience but he will have a different view after I beat him on the 8th,” said DeGale, who holds the European super-middleweight title.The Harlesden man added: “Zuniga is a big test for me as he’s only lost to world class opponents in Kelly Pavlik, Lucian Bute and Tavaros Cloud.“More recently he went 12 rounds with the unbeaten world-ranked South African, Thomas Oosthuizen, so it shows he is world class and a dangerous opponent.”DeGale had been expecting to take on Kenny Anderson – a former opponent of his arch-rival and fellow West Londoner George Groves.Instead he will be up against Zúñiga, who believes he can emulate Groves’ victory over DeGale.“I want to fight James DeGale because it gives me the opportunity to win against an Olympic gold medalist,” he said.“I have fought the best in the world but DeGale does not have my experience so I will win this fight.“He has lost before and so he will lose again to me. I am a pressure fighter and I will fight him and pressure him in the ring until he gives up.”DeGale’s promoter Mick Hennessy said: “After Kenny Anderson’s team agreeing all terms with us and then pulling out on the fight, I’m pleased and proud to say we’ve found a better world-class opponent who has been very active.“In only 14 fights for James to be European champion and now fighting for the WBC silver belt is shows the phenomenal talent he is.“Styles makes fights and these two are going to gel to make an explosive encounter.”See also:DeGale wins to retain European titleEx-champion Pavlik still on DeGale’s radarDeGale aiming to end the year in styleDeGale keen to produce sharper displayYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
During the Westford Symposium on Building Science in 2010,* I was watching the tweets from the people who were there. At one point, I saw this one: “@EFL_Guy: ‘Air leaks through surfaces, not volume’ Joe Lstiburek.” I’d been meaning to blog about this issue for a while, so I wrote an article about it. Now, a couple of years later, it’s time for a little update. Also, between my original article and this update, Lstiburek wrote an excellent article on what blower doors are good at: Just Right and Airtight. You’ll want to read that article, too.If you know nothing about the field of building science, Joe’s statement above probably seems so obvious that you wonder why anyone would even utter it. Had it only been so obvious to a few more people back in the early days of testing buildings for infiltration, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now. Volume is the wrong quantity to normalize blower door resultsWhy volume?! It’s perfectly obvious that if you want to normalize a number, you divide by something that makes sense. Would it make sense to measure the efficiency of your car in miles per square foot of gasoline? That’s a similarly absurd ratio, because you pay for gallons of gasoline, and a given volume of gasoline can have different surface areas depending on the shape of the container. (That reminds me of the joke about the spherical cow.)It’s the same with houses. Just as two homes with the same CFA can have different surface areas, two houses with the same volume can have different surface areas. And, as Joe said, air leaks through the surface, not through the volume, so not only do we not care about volume when we’re talking about air infiltration, it’s misleading.Normalizing to volume also builds in a bias toward larger homes. Since surface area is proportional to the square of the radius and volume is proportional to the cube of the radius, the volume increases faster than the surface area as a house grows in size. So, large houses benefit when dividing by volume instead of surface area. How do we compare air leakage in homes of different sizes?The reason we’re talking about this, of course, is that we want to be able to compare the blower door test results for houses of different sizes. If I told you that I have two friends who both weigh 200 pounds, you’d have no idea if either is overweight. If I then tell you that one is 6’4″ and the other is 5’2″, you now have a better picture of the situation. The former is at a normal weight for his height, while the latter is obese. We can “normalize” the results by taking their heights into consideration.We generally talk about the size of houses in terms of the square footage of conditioned floor area (CFA). Fortunately, no one decided to institutionalize a blower door metric using that quantity because, although leakage would scale with CFA, it doesn’t yield an accurate picture. As you already know from the title of this article and from Joe’s statement, air leakage occurs at the surface of the building enclosure, which doesn’t keep the same proportion to the CFA for different houses. A 3,000-square-foot ranch house, for example, will have more enclosure area than a 3,000-square-foot colonial, because more of its floor and ceiling areas are part of the enclosure. RELATED ARTICLES Blower Door Testers Wanted — Scientists and Engineers PreferredHow Much Air Leakage in Your Home Is Too Much?Blower Door BasicsQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersPinpointing Leaks With a Fog Machine * Yes, that was the one that inspired one of my most popular articles, I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Building Science Summer Camp. You want a fair comparisonThe whole reason to divide the cfm50 by anything is so that you can compare infiltration rates in different size houses. If you can’t get a fair comparison between small houses and large houses if we use volume, why are we using volume?Here’s another example for you. Let’s say you want to paint your house, so you go to Dummies.com, where they tell you that it takes about one gallon per 350 square feet of surface area you’re going to paint. What if over at Elstupido.com, however, they told you that you’ll need one gallon for each thousand cubic feet of volume? Whose advice are you going to take? Right! Dummies are better than El Stupidos. You’re not painting the volume; you’re painting the surface.Air leaks into and out of the house through all the surfaces that make up the building enclosure: floors, ceilings, and walls. If you wanted to reduce your home’s air leakage, you wouldn’t seal the volume. You’d seal the leaks through the surfaces. (Just don’t seal those weep holes at the bottom of your brick walls!) These days, everyone who learns how to use a blower door gets indoctrinated into the cult of the ACH (air changes per hour). You take the raw number from your test — cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air flow with a specified pressure difference between the house and the outside (usually 50 Pascals), also called the cfm50 — and you divide it by the volume. (You also multiply by 60 to change minutes to hours.)So we normalize our blower door results using the home’s volume for this metric. An alternative to air changes per hourAs I commented in Martin Holladay’s musing on blower doors a while back, there’s an easy solution to this problem. Let’s use the quantity that Southface uses in the EarthCraft House program: what they call the Envelope Leakage Ratio, or ELR (although I’d call it the Enclosure Leakage Ratio). Divide the cfm50 by the surface area of the building enclosure. It’s simple. It makes sense.Despite my protestations here, I do use ACH50 all the time. It’s pretty well established in energy codes and programs, and it’s probably not going away. Just understand that when you use ACH50, it’s not the best metric and it’s biased toward larger houses.The quantity that I really dislike, however, is ACHnat, which supposedly takes your blower door result and then tells you how leaky the house will be under “natural” conditions, when the blower door is turned off. Next week I’ll tackle that one. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is an energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.
DMK MP Kanimozhi.A special Supreme Court bench will on Monday hear the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum scam case after two of the judges recused from hearing the matter.Kanimozhi is likely to face some tough time in convincing the court to grant her bail as the case will be heard by a bench headed by Justice G S Singvi, who has been monitoring the case since the beginning and had asked searching questions to the government on the role of several influential people in the multi-crore scam.It would be the last hope for DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s 43-year-old daughter Kanimozhi, who has been in jail for almost a month, after her plea was rejected first by the special CBI court and then by the Delhi High Court.Kanimozhi and Kumar have been accused by the CBI to be involved in the illegal transaction of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV which was alleged to be a bribe given by a telecom operator which had benefited in the scam.The CBI in its affidavit filed in the apex court opposed their bail pleas on the ground that if released, they could tamper with evidence and influence witnesses.Earlier two judges — P Sathasivam and A K Patnaik — before whom the matter was listed had recused themselves from the high-profile case.Instead, Justice Singhvi, whose bench has been monitoring the case, will tomorrow hold a special hearing along with Justice B S Chauhan to decide the bail.advertisementAccording to informed sources, justices P Sathasivam and A K Patnaik conveyed their decision to recuse to Chief Justice S H Kapadia, following which he constituted another bench.Opposing the bail plea, the probe agency contended in its affidavit that Kanimozhi and Kumar were key conspirators and Rs 200 crore transferred to Kalaignar TV was part of the “bribe” amount and not a loan as claimed by the accused.The central agency submitted the special CBI court and later the Delhi High Court carefully evaluated material evidence and other factors to refuse bail to them.The apex court had on June 13 agreed to hear their bail plea and asked CBI to explain where the Rs 200 crore, allegedly diverted to DMK-owned Kalaignar TV in 2G scam, has gone and also to file a response on their bail pleas in a week’s time.The court had also asked CBI to come out with a status report on the loss to the state exchequer due to the award of 13 licences to one of the telecom operators and trial proceedings in the CBI special court.Kanimozhi and Kumar had moved the apex court seeking bail on June 10 challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that rejected their bail on the ground that they have strong political connections and the possibility of them influencing witnesses cannot be ruled out.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
MOST READ Devin Booker scored 21 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and Mikal Bridges 16 for Phoenix, which has dropped eight straight for its second-longest losing streak of the season. The Suns dropped 10 in a row from Nov. 25 to Dec. 11.Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, the first pick in the NBA draft, missed his fifth straight game with a sprained left ankle. Rookie guard De’Anthony Melton missed his second game because of a sprained right ankle. While coach Igor Kokoskov is hopeful of having Ayton back this week, he said Melton will miss a significant amount of time.Richaun Holmes returned after missing the past four games with a sprained right foot and scored 12 points with 10 rebounds.“They were attacking our bodies, they were attacking the paint and the rim. We were passive. We were just defending ourselves,” Kokoskov said. “We have to guard the yard. There was no secret.”The Lakers jumped out to a 12-2 lead less than five minutes into the game as the Suns missed eight of their first nine shots from the field. Phoenix found its shooting stroke, though, and went on a 14-4 run, which included three straight 3-pointers, to tie it at 16. It would be tied three more times in the first quarter before the Lakers went on a 6-2 run the final 1:06 to lead 31-27 at the end of the first.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Los Angeles began to steadily pull away in the second quarter and saw its lead grow to 63-46 with 1:15 remaining on Rajon Rondo’s driving layup. The Lakers were 16 of 26 from the field in the quarter as they led 65-53 at halftime.Phoenix slowly cut into the Lakers’ lead in the second half and got within six at 90-84 with 11:25 remaining on a three-point play by Holmes. But the Lakers put it out of reach again with a 14-4 run, which included 11 points by Lance Stephenson.TIP-INSSuns: Emanuel Terry, who was signed to a 10-day contract Sunday, made his NBA debut during the second quarter and finished with five points. … Jamal Crawford appeared in his 1,304th game and moved past Elvin Hayes for 20th in NBA history in games played.Lakers: Los Angeles is 6-10 since James was injured in a Dec. 25 game at Golden State. … Stephenson finished with 17 points and is averaging 11.5 points in the past four games. … Rajon Rondo had 11 assists and has 24 in the two games since he returned from a finger injury.UP NEXTSuns: Travel to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.Lakers: Host the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Read Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Offensive lines key in Super Bowl for both Rams and Patriots Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac reach for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won, 116-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gave his short-handed team one important key going into Sunday’s game against Phoenix: Attack the paint.The Lakers were able to do that, and in the process snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Suns.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Ivica Zubac and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each scored 24 points and Brandon Ingram added 22 as Los Angeles won for the first time with LeBron James and Lonzo Ball both out of the lineup. Walton was also missing Kyle Kuzma (hip) and Tyson Chandler (rest). Still, the Lakers dominated the inside against a small Phoenix lineup as it had a 70-46 advantage in points in the paint.“I was boxing out my guy and my teammates were also boxing out their guys. Their guards weren’t able to fly in and get the boards,” said Zubac, who also had a career-high 16 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Lakers’ domination in the paint also opened up the perimeter. They were 10 of 23 on 3-pointers, including an 8-of-15 clip in the second half.“When you’re getting downhill and putting pressure on the rim like that, when you do get 3s, they have a tendency to go in more often,” Walton said. “We needed a win and we got a real nice game.” View comments