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first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 10th August 2012 NEW YMCA STEP Programme for early school leavers 17-25 years old APPLICATION DATE EXTENDEDYMCA’s Support, Training and Enterprise programme (STEP) in Letterkenny is currently recruiting for their September 2012 to June 2013 programme which is hoped will be validated this July.The 40 week full-time programme offers IT training with ECDL certification, and a full FETAC Level 4 award in Employment Skills. There are modules in Communications, Work Experience, Career Planning, Customer Service, Functional Maths, Understanding Interculturalism and Team Working.There are also two work placement components totalling 6 weeks within the course.The aim of the programme is to support participants in gaining employment or accessing further education.The programme is primarily aimed at early school leavers who are unemployed and between the ages of 17-25 years, having left school at least 6 months previously.Participants receive the equivalent of FAS training allowances and also receive a transport & meal allowance.The course is funded by the Department of Education and Skills.For further information and application forms please contact Stewart on 0868395954. Latest date for applications to be received has been extended and is now Friday 10 August 2012. ASIST REFRESHERThe Family Resource Centre will be hosting a 3 hour refresher workshop for those who previously participated in Asist training within the past 18 –24 months.The workshop will be held on Thursday 4th October from 7–10pm. Tea/coffee available. To book a place please contact 074 9145796.HEALTHY WALKS Following the success of our walking group on Thursday mornings, thanks to Joe Porter we are also starting walks on Thursday nights, meeting here in the Centre at 7.15pm. If anyone is interested in coming along, please do. Walks take place at 9.30am and at 7.15pm. ARE YOU A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WITH DELAYED COMMUNICATION OR LEARNING SKILLS?Raphoe Family Resource Centre are providing the opportunity for local parents or guardians of pre-school children to spend a Thursday morning from 10.30am -12 noon participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships. Siblings welcome.If you would like further information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796PARTY in the (CAR) PARK!Donegal Youth Service presents Party in the (Car) Park! on Saturday 18 August from 1.30-5.30pm at Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny with 12 acts of Donegal’s finest talent providing the entertainment. There will be fun for all the family with bouncy castles, tie-dying, magic & mentalism, dance workshops and face painting. The Party in the (Car) Park is a non-alcoholic event.BOXING CLUBThe boxers and officials of the Raphoe Boxing Club extend their congratulations to local Olympic Star Chloe Magee who turned in two devastating displays at the London Olympics only to agonizingly lose out to the former World Number 2 French player Pi Hongyan by 2 sets to 1 on Tuesday last. In her first game, Chloe had a very convincing win over the Egyptian, Hadia Hosny. Well done Chloe and hopefully you will appear in your third Olympics in Brazil in 2016.Training at the Raphoe Club is now back in full swing after the summer break and all new and former members (boys and girls) are very welcome along. Sessions take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 6-8pm.Congratulations go to Convoy’s Irish Boxing Champion Bryan Mc Namee who has been selected for International duty in Kilkenny on August 11 when the Irish Schoolboys face a highly rated Scottish Schoolboys Selection.RUNNING GROUPThe new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOEDonegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at [email protected] or to Lisa at [email protected] Thank You.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to [email protected] every Thursday to meet the print deadline.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: August 10th, 2012 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:Raphoe Community noteslast_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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UP schoolboy attack: Principal arrested, suspect sent to juvenile home

first_imgThe principal of a school, where a class I boy was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by a girl, was on Thursday arrested even as officials said the suspect wanted a holiday in the event of a schoolmate’s death. The girl was later sent to a juvenile home till January 31. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the trauma centre and talked to doctors, inquiring about the well-being of six-year-old Ritik, who was attacked in the toilet of Brightland School in Triveni Nagar locality by his senior, in a chilling reminder of the murder of class II student Pradyuman Thakur in a Gurgaon school last year. The boy was stated to be out of danger. The school’s principal Rachit Manas was arrested by the police in connection with the incident that took place on January 16.“He has been arrested for negligence and hiding evidence. He did not inform the police of the incident,” Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said. Later, Chief Judicial Magistrate (Custom) Chhavi Asthana granted bail to Manas on furnishing two sureties of ₹20,000 each and a personal bond of the same amount. Kumar said the knife used by the 11-year-old girl, who was his senior in the school and was studying in class 7, has also been recovered. She was produced before the juvenile justice board after which principal magistrate Achal Pratap Singh sent her to the juvenile home for allegedly causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.“The hair recovered from the victim has been sent for forensic examination,” Kumar said. District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said that prima facie it appeared that someone might have told the girl that a holiday could be announced by the school authorities only if there was death of any student.“For getting the school closed, the girl attacked Ritik,” police said. The victim’s father Rajesh had on Wednesday said, “I was informed by the school that my son is injured. He has been attacked with knife by a girl.” The boy was rushed to the trauma centre. Dr. Sandeep Tewari, who was treating the boy, said the victim had deep wounds on chest and stomach that “seem to have been inflicted with a knife-like sharp object”.An FIR was lodged in connection on Thursday. Panic gripped the school a day after the incident took place when other parents came to know about the matter and charged the school administration with trying to hush up the case. Taking note of the incident after the picture of the wounded boy went viral on social media and TV channels, District Inspector of Schools (DIoS) Mukesh Kumar Singh issued a notice to the school seeking clarification as to why legal action should not be initiated against it.“The school has not provided information to our office regarding the incident after registration of the FIR. A clarification has been sought from the school,” Mr. Singh said. Seven-year-old Pradyuman of Gurgaon’s Ryan International School was found dead with his throat slit by a sharp-edged weapon in the school’s washroom in September last year in which a 16-year-old student has been charged with committing the crime.last_img read more

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SINTRONES: fanless box computer for deep learning AI operations

first_imgSINTRONES unveils its brand new ABOX-5200 Fanless Box Computer designed for a variety of demanding environments and application in surveillance and field control systems. With new Intel Coffee Lake 8th Gen technology’s outstanding performance, ABOX-5200 can effectively support autonomous vehicles, factory automation and license plate recognition.With high performance and cost-effective benefits, ABOX-5200 offers the best solution for customers and it can be adapted to various industrial requirements, including:Smart solution i.e. Smart Patrol, Smart Factory Automation Control System;Surveillance system i.e. Bus Surveillance Fleet Management, Outdoor Video Surveillance System;Visual management i.e. Police Car Automatic License Plate Recognition, Vision Control System.The ABOX-5200 is powered by Intel 8th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 CPU with 10 x GbE/ 3 x COM/ 3 x DP/ 4 x USB 3.0/ 9-48V AI GPU Computing. It can provide high computing performance on graphic processing by harnessing the power of its graphics processing unit (GPU). The new ABOX-5200 was engineered using dual hot swappable SATA Storage RAID 0,1,5.Continuously, ABOX-5200 fanless box computer can process deep learning A.I. operations, support end-to-end deep learning solutions which play a vital role for automation solutions and autonomous vehicles. The principle is to have the high performance on processing numerous data – streams in and from sensors, including cameras and radars. ABOX-5200 computing technology is a perfect fit for connected smart patrol, smart factories, Police Cars, Automatic License Plate Recognition, AI.The ABOX-5200 has 10x GbE LAN(Optional for 8x PoE), 8x GPI, 4x GPO and 3x RS-232/422/485 and 9-48VDC Input and wide range operating temperature -40 ~ 70°C that can be operated in extreme weather conditions.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Apacer showcases solutions for transportation applications at InnoTrans 2018Next Top 10 SBCs for 2018last_img read more

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