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Dzumhur in the Semifinals of Casablanca

first_imgDamir Dzumhur defeated Íñigo Cervantes with 2:1 in sets in the quarterfinals of the Challenger in Casablanca.Dzumhur, the fourth holder of the tournament, celebrated against the Spanish tennis player after two hours and six minutes of play with 6:4, 3:6, 6:2.The Spaniard, the 103rd tennis player of the world and the fifth holder of the tournament, expressed strong resistance to the best BH tennis player, and the first set was decided already in the ninth game after 45 minutes, when Dzumhur made a break which confirmed his leadership with 1:0.The second set was played for a minute longer than the first. Cervantes played a lot better, and after three break-balls in the eight game he managed to make a break which, although Dzumhur had an opportunity for a re-break, Cervantes confirmed already in the next game for a tie in sets.The third set, which lasted for 37 minutes, belonged entirely to Damir. After he lost his first service-game, Dzumhur won the next four and brought the match to the end in a matter of routine.Dzumhur will play against the Japanese Taro Daniel, the 128th racket of the world, today in the semifinals. The seventh holder of the tournament eliminated the Dutch Thiem de Bakker in the quarterfinals with 2:1.Dzumhur and Daniel already met once this year. The Japanese celebrated with 2:1 (6:4, 3:6, 6:3) at the Challenger in Braunschweig on July 8th, and this will be an opportunity for Damir to get revenge on him.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Rams’ Brian Allen first NFL player to test positive for COVID-19, report says

first_imgRams center Brian Allen is the first NFL player to test positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), and he actually tested positive for it twice, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Wednesday night.Glazer reported that Allen told him he lost his senses of smell and taste after contracting the virus three weeks ago. He was retested a few days later and the results came up positive again. MORE: Sports figures who have tested positive for COVID-19 While Allen is the first NFL player to test positive, he is not the first NFL figure to do so. Saints coach Sean Payton said last month that he tested positive. He has since recovered.The NFL has taken steps to isolate team personnel and keep them away from team facilities in response to the coronavirus outbreak. For example, the NFL Draft from April 23-25 will be conducted remotely. According to Glazer, Allen told him that he should be given the all clear by a doctor on Thursday but still is unable to smell or taste.Breaking news from @JayGlazer: Los Angeles Rams C Brian Allen is first NFL player to test positive for Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/pkGeD2GHJ2— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 16, 2020The Rams confirmed Glazer’s report early Thursday. Coach Sean McVay told the team’s website that Allen notified the organization that he wasn’t feeling well, and that the Rams closed their facility when Allen initially tested positive.”He did a great job of letting us know right away so we could be timely in our response in making sure we didn’t expose anybody else to that,” McVay told the website.Allen, 24, is entering his third NFL season after being drafted in the fourth round by the Rams out of Michigan State in 2018. He started Los Angeles’ first nine games last season but missed the final seven games after suffering an MCL injury against the Steelers in LA’s ninth game.last_img read more

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Bombers struggle to 33-32 victory over Mount Sentinel

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers survived a lackluster performance to edge the Mount Sentinel Wildcats 33-32 in West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Thursday in South Slocan.The win was the second in as many games for the Bombers after starting the season 0-4.Starting slowly with a handful of players riding the pine due to disciplinary reasons, the Bombers had the hands full against the pesky Cats.LVR led 22-20 at halftime before running into a scoring drought in the third quarter, scoring a single basket.In the end the Bombers had just enough to hold off the Cats. Senior forward Samantha Einarson led the Bombers in scoring for the second game in a row with 17 points.LVR ran into foul trouble with senior Kiandra McLaren and rookie guard Kyley Mirva spending time on the bench.The Bombers return to action Monday, December 26 for the annual LVR Alumni Game. Game time has not been determined.Earlier in the day is the LVR Boy’s Alumni Tournament. The tournament begins at noon at the [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL’S new Mayor Frank McBrearty gave up the chance of an inaugural dinner – to support the Save Lifford Hospital campaign.The Labour party councillor instead donated €500 to the campaign group which is hoping to win a reprieve after being recommended for a downgrade.And he invited councillors and family and friends to the Salad Bowl cafe in Lifford, opposite the council chamber. Staff there laid on a spread of sandwiches and snacks as Mayor McBrearty celebrated getting the council’s top job….with a cup of tea.He was joined by his father Frank McBrearty Snr as well as Senator Jimmy Harte and members of all the political parties.“The last thing I wanted to do was go out and have a big dinner when people are struggling,” said Mayor McBrearty.“So I made a donation to the Save Lifford Hospital campaign and provided a few sandwiches and tea instead. “The Salad Bowl did a great job.”The new Mayor said he was looking forward to serving all the people of Co Donegal in the year ahead.“I now leave my political allegiances at the door and will work in a neutral environment for everyone in the county, regardless of who they are or where they are,” he said.The colourful politician has been known for his outspoken views in the past.And he’s never been afraid to speak his mind. But he admitted that when it came to his acceptance speech: “I was quite nervous. And that’s because it was a huge honour for me and for my family and for my party. I take my new responsibilities very seriously indeed.”He plans to use his year in office to promote sport as a way of helping to beat or ease mental health issues.“As someone who has suffered from depression myself I know what it is like to take it on and then recover,” he added.NEW MAYOR MCBREARTY SWAPS DINNER FOR SARNIES was last modified: June 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Cllr Frank McBreartyLabour partyLiffordSalad BowlSave Lifford Hospitlast_img read more

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Theophane prevails in British title scrap

first_imgKilburn’s Ashley Theophane was given a torrid time before showing his class to retain his British light-welterweight title with an 11th-round stoppage of Ben Murphy.Southern-area champion Murphy was a replacement for Nigel Wright, who withdrew from the fight for medical reasons.And the late stand-in was determined to take his big chance, bulldozing his way forward like a man possessed and immediately putting Theophane under pressure in a barnstorming opening round for the Hove-based fighter.Keen to drag his more skilful opponent into a brawl, he continued to swarm all over Theophane in the next round and was warned by the referee for use of the head.It was a similar story in the third and fourth, with the 5ft 3in Murphy – four inches shorter than the Londoner – again storming crudely forward and hurling punches while Theophane offered little in return.Theophane offered slightly more in the fifth but was caught by a stiff left hook towards the end of the round that appeared to shake him slightly.In the following round Theophane began to assert himself, but entered the second half of the fight behind on the scorecards and having taken a worrying amount of shots.Theophane stepped it up again in the seventh, landing with body shots and then opening up a cut around Murphy’s right eye.Those body shots appeared to have an effect and by the eighth Murphy seemed to finally be tiring, with Theophane at last landing with combinations and bringing his usually excellent jab into play.Undeterred, Murphy continued to pile forward in the ninth but his cut worsened and the 10th round was a bad one for him, with Theophane landing a number of classy shots that had the underdog looking groggy – and grateful to hear the bell.It was a mere stay of execution for Murphy, whose gutsy challenge ended when Theophane opened up with a flurry of punches that forced his opponent onto the ropes and the referee to step in.Theophane’s victory takes his record to 31-4-1 and means one more successful defence of his championship would see him keep the coveted Lonsdale belt for good.It would also leave him on course for a possible world title shot.Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

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Half-time: West Ham 0 QPR 1

first_imgLoic Remy scored 14 minutes into his QPR debut to put them ahead in the London derby at Upton Park.The club-record signing beat West Ham’s offside trap to race on to Adel Taarabt’s clever pass before calmly firing past keeper Jussy Jaaskelainen.Earlier, Rangers keeper Julio Cesar saved from point-blank range to deny Kevin Nolan.After going behind the home side responded with a spell of pressure and felt they should have been awarded a penalty on the half-hour mark.Clint Hill appeared to hold back Marouane Chamakh, who wriggled away from him and then went down under a challenge from Shaun Wright-Phillips.QPR (4-4-1-1): Cesar; Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Fabio; Mackie, Derry, Mbia, Wright-Phillips; Taarabt; Remy. Subs: Green, Traore, Ferdinand, Park, Hoilett, Faurlin, Bothroyd.Click here for our West Ham v QPR 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA government promotes industry at Mining Indaba

first_imgThe South African government is calling on potential investors to inject their resources in the local mining sector, saying that they can contribute throughout the value chain, from exploration to beneficiation.The South African government will be punting the mining industry at the 2018 Mining Indaba. (Image: Brand South Africa)South Africa’s mining and minerals industry is open to investment throughout the value chain – from exploration to beneficiation. To promote investment in the sector, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (MP) will officially open the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba and showcase South Africa’s prowess in mining. The Indaba will be held from 5 to 8 February 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).Join government as it engages delegates of the 2018 Mining Indaba and the media corps on the industry’s prospects, government’s plans and investment opportunities in the South Africa.Team SA’s calendar of events at the 2018 Mining Indaba include:•Official opening address by Minister Zwane: 05 February 2018 at 09:10 – 09:30•Q&A with Minister Zwane and his cabinet colleagues: 05 February 2018 from 14:00 – 16:00. Ask the Minister questions in advance at http://www.dmr.gov.za/miqc.•Visit the South African stand (stand number 616) during the indaba for more information on SA’s mining industry.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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A Home Where the Digital Wallpaper Changes When Grandma Visits

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Digital wallpaper in a teenage boy’s room can change when Grandma comes to visit and the room becomes hers. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Microsoft Home is designed to be the model of what a home may look like in five to ten years. It’s a home that has the elements of touch and gestures to to display contextual data on walls, counters and tables. It is an example of the connections between devices and physical objects. It shows how intelligent systems change the reality for how a room functions and people interact. It’s an environment that has a deeper relationship with data which in turn affects our preconceptions about reality.I took some notes using Google Docs on my Android. Gave me a bit sense for this house as I tapped as best I could on the micro tap keyboard of the MyTouch 3G that I find increasingly unsatisfying. The experience helped me realize that no one could live in such a house now if dependent on a smartphone with a poor interface. It would be unmanageable. The home is connected and managed by machines that use the physical objects in the home to display what the homeowner wants to view, engage with or display.For example, In the area adjacent to the kitchen, a picture cabinet uses object recognition to scan 3D pieces. The cabinet then displays correlating images that appear in window panes. For example, a souvenir piece of the Eiffel Tower triggered a search to display images related to a vacation in Paris. The tour went on to show a dining room table that doubles as a visual knowledge base. alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I went on a home tour at the Microsoft campus in Redmond yesterday. I saw a plant with a sensor that notified our guide it needed a bit of water. The plant delivered the information to our guide’s smartphone which she then placed on a platter by the front door. The platter became a digital screen that displayed the news about the plant and other little things that people check when they walk into their homes.I rang the doorbell but no one was home. The doorbell took my picture. My guide saw the image of me on her smartphone. She was right there but might have been at Pikes Market. In this home you don’t need to be there to let someone in. 3D glasses were provided for us to view art and other objects at a gallery that we enter seemingly as if we were there visiting.Throughout the tour we were accompanied by Grace, a virtual assistant that takes commands and performs tasks.Much of this home did not feel too futuristic. It all seemed plausible to some extent. It’s a reminder of the compute capability that comes with cloud managed systems that can control the experience and command physical objects to do tasks whether with people are there or not. It’s a home that I’d like to live in. But first I’d have to get a better smartphone.last_img read more

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How to Insulate a Flat Roof

first_imgInsulating Low-Slope Residential RoofsGreen Basics: Insulation ChoicesGreen Basics: RoofsSpraying Polyurethane Foam Over an Existing Roof Roofing With Foam From Building Science Corp.: Moisture-Safe Unvented Wood Roof Systems Combine blown fiber insulation with rigid insulation“In Atlanta even an inch or two of exterior rigid polyiso or 3 in. of rigid high-density rigid rock wool panels would be enough dew point control to allow you to blow the joists full of cellulose,” Dana Dorsett replies. “Alternatively, 2 in. of closed cell foam on the underside of the roof deck would be sufficiently protective to fill the rest with blown fiberglass.”Only one of West’s four options makes sense to Dana Dorsett, and that’s a slightly modified No. 4.Instead of using rigid extruded polystyrene insulation, however, Dorsett suggests polyisocyanurate, a greener choice, or 2 in. of closed-cell polyurethane foam with the rest of the roof cavity filled with cellulose. Spray foam roofing could even be used on the top of the roof deck as long as it was finished with a UV-resistant coating. That, Dorsett says, would some money in upfront costs and eventual roofing replacement costs. “Mopping on new UV-resistant goop every 15-25 years is a lot easier and cheaper than re-roofing with membranes or composite asphalt solutions,” he says. (For more information on the use of spray foam as roofing, see Spraying Polyurethane Foam Over an Existing Roof and Roofing With Foam.)Dorsett would avoid all of the other options, either because they use batt insulation or because of the global warming potential of the XPS foam. Our expert’s opinionWe have comments from two experts, GBA technical director Peter Yost and also Brett Dillon, managing director of IBS Advisors of San Antonio, Texas.First, Peter Yost:I hate to draw this line in the sand, but I have just seen too many air leaks and related moisture problems with can lights in unvented roof assemblies: if you must have them, install them in a dropped soffit or ceiling so that the cans and all wiring are NOT within the roof assembly proper.Atlanta is a real challenge: significant moisture drive during both heating and cooling seasons, and what I recall as an average of 54 inches of rain annually. Better get those unvented roof assemblies details right.I asked Brett Dillon to weigh in on this question for three reasons: he knows his building science cold, he works in lots of different climates, and — being from the Southwest — he deals with flat roofs all the time.Here’s Brett:Here’s what I have from an architect friend in the Atlanta area, including construction cost to frame the roof:Built-up roof, $6-$11 per s.f.Single-ply membrane, $7-$11 per s.f.Closed-cell spray polyurethane roofing foam, 1.5 to 2 in. thick, $6-$12 per s.f.Standing seam metal roof, $9-$15 per s.f.Vegetated roof system with growing medium and root barrier, $110-$120 per s.f.These roofing materials are approved for a 1/4:12 (2%) slope. Asphalt roll roofing isn’t supposed to go on anything with less than 1:12 slope, so I didn’t include it.I’ll be honest — I think low-slope roofs are a really bad idea in the Southeast where we get huge amounts of rain at once, especially Atlanta. I’ve worked on projects that have used the built-up roof, single-ply membrane, and the vegetated roof systems. They all had failures within four years.The vegetated roof system had to be re-engineered during design to support the weight of saturated growing medium plus plants and furniture. That added to the cost, plus it had open-cell spray foam under the deck, tapered polyisocyanurate foam board above the deck, a single-ply membrane, a root barrier, growing medium and furniture platforms, and plants. It still leaked over time.Nothing fixes a flat roof like making it a 2:12 slope! And then there’s this whole flat roof thingTo James Morgan, the central question is why use a flat roof in the first place. It may be nothing more than architectural artifice.“In 1933 a group of European architects took a cruise around the Mediterranean and decided the whitewashed flat-roofed parapet-walled village buildings they saw there should be the model for a ‘rational’ style of architecture applicable anywhere, in any climate and in any culture, whatever local indigenous, traditional building wisdom may tell us to the contrary,” Morgan writes. “We have suffered the consequences ever since.“Which is my way of saying, why not put a ‘real’ roof on your projects?” he continues. Morgan suggests a roof with “climate-appropriate overhangs and roof pitches designed to actually and reliably protect the vulnerable structure below. Oh, and by the way, there are many better ways to light artwork than ceiling cans. As any decent contemporary art gallery can attest.”“Does holding up a few bad examples justify maligning an entire genre of architecture?” West replies. “One can find examples of bad design and lack of appropriate maintenance across all periods and styles. I’m sure I could send you dozens of photographs of the same issues with traditional homes. Once you go over one-story in height, most normally sized overhangs don’t provide that much protection to the lower floors anyway. How often does the rain fall perfectly vertically?” Among West’s questions are:What option provides the best R-value for the money?Does the use of closed-cell spray foam under the roof sheathing make it harder to track leaks in the future?“Any help in assessing these options and especially in comparing real-world costs wold be greatly appreciated,” West writes. That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight.center_img First, lose the can lightsWhat jumps out at GBA senior editor Martin Holladay first is West’s use of recessed lighting in the ceiling below the roof deck.“It’s too bad that you (as an architect) don’t have the ability — either the persuasive power or the judgment — to insist that an insulated ceiling have zero recessed can lights,” Holladay says. “If the can lights are there, it clearly makes no sense whatsoever to depend on fluffy insulation (either fiberglass or cellulose) sitting on top of the ceiling drywall. All of those options should be taken off the table.”What’s left, he adds, are using spray-foam insulation on the underside of the roof sheathing or rigid foam on top of the roof sheathing. Holladay informed West that these options were discussed in a recent GBA article, Insulating Low-Slope Residential Roofs.West is aware of the energy shortcomings of recessed lighting fixtures, but they seem to come with the territory, he tells Holladay.“I try to limit the number of recessed cans as much as possible and use many fewer than most architects I know,” he says, “but the reality is that people that want a modern home tend to also value having wall art and they want to light it appropriately and there’s no other decent/affordable way to do that except with recessed can products.”Besides, he adds, most of the scenarios he proposes include spray-foam insulation on the underside of the roof sheathing, an air and thermal barrier that would not be compromised by the light fixtures. RELATED ARTICLES Most of the houses that Atlanta architect Scott West designs are contemporary, and they typically come with flat roofs. Construction often consists of 12-in. deep I-joists or open-web 2×4 trusses capped with oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing. Roofs are unvented, and the use of recessed can lights is probably unavoidable.The most common options for insulating these roofs, West writes in a post at GreenBuildingAdvisor’s Q&A forum, would include:Over the roof sheathing, add an additional layer of OSB installed on tapered 2x furring strips to slope the surface of the roof to drains, and then insulate with R-30 fiberglass batts between the rafters. “Not particularly smart or green in any way,” he says, “and requires extensive air-sealing, but as with most things, the most-common way is most affordable.”Place 4 in. of XPS rigid insulation on top of the deck and 4 in. of closed-cell foam on the underside of the deck for a total R-value of about 44.Place 4 in. of XPS rigid insulation on top of the decking, 2 in. of closed cell foam under the deck as an air barrier and then add R-30 batts for a total R-value of about 62.Skip the XPS above the deck and use sloped decking as in the first option, then use 2 in. of closed-cell foam and fill out the remaining 10 in. of the roof cavity with dense-packed cellulose for a total R-value of about 47.last_img read more

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10 months agoCeltic boss Rodgers: Liverpool sack led to hospital admission

first_imgCeltic boss Rodgers: Liverpool sack led to hospital admissionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic boss Brendan Rodgers admits his Liverpool sacking led to admission to hospital.The Northern Irishman, now in charge at Celtic, told The Coaches Voice after his sacking he was rushed to hospital having spent time on holiday.Rodgers said: “I went to Spain for a week. Then I came back, and flew to Dubai. Within a couple of days in Dubai, I was rushed into hospital.“I went through all the tests. It was felt that I was having some issues internally, but then they got into the process of what had happened with work, with my life.“They pieced it all together, and it was simply a case of my body being so tense, so tight, from all that had happened in finishing my time at Liverpool.”It reinforced for me that it was time to find a calmness, to re-energise and make sure I was genuinely ready for the next challenge.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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