SU and several partners will test a variety of air barrier panels using a specially designed two-story “house” wired to monitor each panel’s performance during the four seasonsSyracuse University announced this week that it and several partners are about to launch a three-year, $2 million study of air barrier systems at a campus laboratory specially designed to analyze and control unintended air flow between outdoors and indoors.The research team is a big one. In addition to SU faculty and students, the partners include the industry group Air Barrier Association of America, which will install panels of various materials and properties; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which will analyze data from instruments it installs in the lab to measure temperature, moisture, and air movement; the U.S. Department of Energy; the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, whose mission is to create jobs through its research in environmental and energy technologies.The laboratory, formally known as the Building Envelope Systems Test Laboratory, resembles a two-story house. (Click here to view a recent report by WSYR-TV.) In place of windows, however, the building features 34 openings for test panels, each 4ft. wide by 9ft. high. Located in an open area on SU’s South Campus, the building gets full exposure to the distinctly seasonal weather common to Central New York. (We’re talking cold winters.)“This project represents a new approach to doing research, with an industry and government laboratory and a university collaborating together,” Laverne Dalgleish, executive director of the Air Barrier Association of America, told SU’s news service. “This is research that is international in scope and that will be used around the world.”
In Lancaster, California, net-zero energy is taking on a whole new meaning. The city of 150,000, about an hour north of Los Angeles, will require most new homes to include photovoltaic panels as it tries to becomes the first city to produce more solar electricity than the city consumes on a daily basis.According to an account in The New York Times, Lancaster will need to add another 126 megawatts of capacity to the 39 MW it already has, and the 50 MW now under construction, to meet the goal.Lancaster’s mayor, a lawyer named R. Rex Parris, has been instrumental in pushing the city toward a solar future. The pro-business Republican has teamed up with manufacturers and installers, including the Chinese firm BYD and developer KB Home, and says his own house has the biggest residential solar array in town.One of Lancaster’s largest PV projects was for its school system. After rejecting one proposal as too expensive, the city created its own municipal utility, bought more than 32,000 solar panels, and installed 7.5 MW of PV on 25 schools. New homes must include PV systemsAccording to a post at GreenTechMedia, the zoning changes approved by the Lancaster City Council require solar panels with a capacity of between 1 kW and 1.5 kW on houses built on lots of 7,000 sq. ft. or more. Rural homes on lots of up to 100,000 sq. ft. must have a system rated at 1.5 kW. Developers of subdivisions will be permitted to build larger, common systems.Among other requirements, a builder’s model home has to include the type of solar system that will be offered, the post said.Parris apparently has his sights set on more than just solar. He also would like to see the city require all new homes be built to LEED standards, and that all new houses have gray-water systems.According to GreenTechMedia, the mayor said, “The salvation of this planet, if it is not already too late, will be from the bottom up, and there is no reason Lancaster can’t be the example for the world.”
MOST READ “I’m happy, but sad at the same time. I’m happy that he’ll be able to spend time with his family and loved ones back in the United States. I’m sad because I’m not gonna be with him every day,” he said. “Sixteen years we’ve played together and we were basically with each other every single day. Now that he’ll be gone in practices and games, it’s gonna be a big adjustment for me. But for him, this one was the best way to go and that’s perfect.”READ: Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career Caguioa and Helterbrand had gone the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in the Ginebra franchise. They started as the upstart “Bandana Brothers” days and became the face of the franchise as “The Fast and the Furious” before settling as reliable veterans for this championship team.Though Caguioa admitted he tried to talk Helterbrand out of retiring last year, but he supports his brother’s decision to end his illustrious run in the pro league.“I kind of talked to him out of it after the first championship last year. But this season, I was ready for it. I kind of sensed it, and I know that he’s ready. I’m happy because he’s happy with that decision,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:41Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career03:06Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Scary start: Cavs dealing with numerous early-season issues CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayjay Helterbrand, who is capping off a triumphant 17-year career, has asked the Ginebra brass to hold off on any retirement ceremony for him until Mark Caguioa decides to hang up his sneakers too.“I told them that I want to wait until Mark retires and we’ll do it together. I think it will be fitting to do that,” said the 2009 PBA MVP.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH READ: Helterbrand to sign one-year extension with GinebraOverall, Caguioa is just grateful to have someone like Helterbrand for the most of his career, adding that their duo could arguably be one of the longest partnerships the league has ever saw.“It’s very rare to have a partner like him, your tandem for as long as 16 years. This might be the longest tandem the PBA has ever seen,” he said. It may be a long wait for Heltebrand as Caguioa isn’t ready to call it a career just yet.READ: Jayjay Helterbrand announces retirementFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I told him wait for about 10 years, when I’m 47 (years old),” said the MVP of the 2012 season.Caguioa shared that it was bittersweet to see his backcourt partner call it a career, but he also believes that it’s just right for Helterbrand to make his exit while on top with Ginebra’s back-to-back titles. View comments
Hard-hitting batsman Aaron FinchHard-hitting batsman Aaron Finch has been appointed as the captain of Australia’s new Twenty20 team after George Bailey stepped down to concentrate on longer format of the game, Cricket Australia said on Monday.Finch said he was honoured and excited to be take on such a big responsibility.”Having the honour to captain your country in any form of the game is something that all young cricketers dream about. It came as a big surprise but it was a very nice phone call to receive from Rod Marsh,” said Finch.”I never imagined when captaining in the past that it would lead to national responsibilities. I’ve just set out to be the best player that I can and luckily an opportunity like this has come my way.”I have been fortunate enough to play under some fantastic captains, including Michael Clarke and George Bailey and I have learnt a lot from them.”It goes without saying that I will do my utmost in this role as we lead into the ICC World T20 in about eighteen months’ time. It’s going to be very exciting,” added the opening batsman, who averages 41.25 with a strike rate of 156 in 18 matches for Australia.Finch, made his T20 international debut in 2011, will replace Bailey who has chosen to stand down from the role to concentrate on his preparation for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and first-class cricket.National Selector Rod Marsh said: “Aaron is the world’s number-one ranked T20 International batsman and thoroughly deserves this opportunity.advertisement”He has gained quality leadership experience through his role as captain of the Melbourne Renegades and the Pune Warriors. He also captained Australia A against the England Lions last year and excelled when given that chance.”When George indicated that he was stepping down from the position, we thought Aaron was the obvious choice to succeed him. We know he will relish the opportunity to lead his country,” he said.”He has a task ahead of him. He is taking on a young side that is currently ranked fifth in the world. His first challenge will be building consistent performances as they head towards the ICC World Twenty20 in 2016,” Marsh said.The decision to appoint Finch as captain was ratified by Cricket Australia’s board of directors.Cricket Australia Chairman Wally Edwards said that Finch was a sound choice to lead the Australian side.”Aaron has demonstrated his class on and off the field for Australia in International Twenty 20 competition,” Edwards said.”He is an incredibly exciting limited overs player and a great role model for children playing and watching the game.”On behalf of the Cricket Australia Board, I’d like to congratulate him on his appointment and wish him well in this important job for Australian cricket.”
The Family ties are strong for many competitors at the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships, but QSST’s Peter Norman has a greater family affinity with the game than most.Peter’s parents Greg and Kerry Norman are former National Open World Cup representatives.Greg is a former Australian Men’s and Mixed Open representative, and Kerry is Australia’s most capped National representative having played, coached, or managed Australia a record 78 times.She is in the Hall of Fame and is the current coach of the Australian Women’s Open team who won the FIT World Cup in Stellenbosch South Africa in 2007.Peter 16, is no slouch himself and is racking up some very impressive statistics in terms of his young career.Peter is the only player to have represented Queensland at every available schools age division since he was 10 years old and has an unbroken seven-year tenure in the maroon and white.Peter took the Queensland representative record away from National Rugby League star PJ Marsh, who held the record of six consecutive years representing Queensland at schools level before Peter snared the mark in 2007.Kerry, ironically was the manager in one of PJ’s early representative teams and she and Peter had a chance meeting with PJ last year on a visit to Sydney, and the Eels hooker joked that Peter deserved the record because “I had to repeat grade 12”.Peter is proud of his record wearing the Queensland colours and also of his parents.“Mum and Dad have done heaps for me and I am very proud of what they’ve achieved. It’s awesome to think that I’ve done ok and achieved some good stuff, but I still have a long way to go,” Norman said.Peter has enjoyed an exceptional 2007, starring for Sharks at the NTL in March, leading South Coast at the QSST Open Championships in April, performing well at the National Youth Camp in July, and winning a South East Queensland Touch League Premiership with the Southern Storm Men’s Open team just last week.The only downside for Peter, was a bout of pneumonia that laid him low for 4 weeks, and included a week’s stint in hospital in August.Pete is back fighting fit now, in fact when the talented youngster completes his duties with Queensland tomorrow afternoon (hopefully with a winning grand final appearance) he will be making his way to Port Maquarie to contest the 2007 National Body boarding Championships Sunday morning.Pete finished 5th in the 2006 National Body boarding Championships and will be looking to go better in 2007, despite backing up from his week of Touch in Coffs Harbour.“I’m looking forward to it, it’ll be tough to back up, but I like challenging myself and it’ll all be good. Mum’s coming, she reckons Bodyboarding is like watching paint dry compared to Touch, but she is really supportive. Dad’s in Europe at the Rugby World Cup, but he is checking in with me to see how we’re going, so hopefully we’ll have some good news for him tomorrow afternoon,” Peter said.Peter has played a starring role for QSST with his intelligent ball play, robust defence, and mature talk on the line being a feature of an improved showing from the QSST team in 2007.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Huesca ask Real Madrid for Andriy Luninby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuesca have asked Real Madrid about a loan deal for Andriy Lunin.Lunin has battled for minutes while with Leganes this season.Marca says Huesca have made an ambitious loan request to Los Blancos for the Ukrainian.During his loan spell with Mauricio Pellegrino’s team, Lunin has played just two league matches and, with the club unlikely to progress past Los Blancos in the Copa del Rey, the opportunities for him to play for the remainder of the campaign look severely limited.In his pre-match press conference on Friday, the former Southampton coach made clear that Leganes were in the market for a new stopper, and this suggests that the departure of Lunin isn’t impossible, as many may have thought when the window opened.
APTN National NewsAn Aboriginal man convicted of manslaughter has been granted a new trial in what is being described as a landmark decision after the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled First Nations weren’t included in the jury selection pool.As a result the court found Clifford Kokopenace’s 2008 trial was invalid, as was his subsequent conviction of manslaughter in the stabbing death of a friend on the Grassy Narrows First Nation.The court found the exclusion of First Nations from the jury roll and the Crown not negotiating with Nishnawbe Aski Nation over the matter violated Kokopenace’s constitutional rights.“The courts found that the Crown efforts to create a representative jury were willfully inadequate, including finding that the Crown ‘completely ignored’ the process for negotiating with First Nations leadership on addressing the question of exclusion of First Nations from juries,” said lawyer Julian Falconer who represented Nishnawbe Aski Nation as an intervenor on the appeal heard last May.The court made the ruling in a 2-1 decision Friday and the problem is not with the system Ontario has adopted, but rather with the way the province failed to deal with problems with the process said Jonathan Rudin, program director of Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto.“What the majority of the court found was that Ontario’s method of selecting jurors denies Aboriginal people in northern Ontario their right to a fair trial since it does not allow for a First Nations on-reserve residents to be properly represented on jury panels,” said Rudin. “Ensuring the system meaningfully includes First Nations on-reserve residents engages the honour of the Crown.”Rudin said the decision does not mean that an Aboriginal accused person has to have First Nations on-reserve people on his or her particular jury, but that the larger panel from which jurors are chosen has to be representative.“This case is of tremendous consequence, because it sets a standard of conduct for government with including First Nations in the justice system,” said Falconer. “This goes to the very root of Aboriginal alienation from the justice system and prescribes the standards that the Crown ought to be meeting and certainly rejects he steps that have been taken to date.”The court had upheld Kokopenace’s conviction but suspended the ruling pending the outcome of the constitutional challenge.Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said they’ve been pursing the issue since 2008 when it was learned the Kashechewan Inquest into the deaths of Jamie Goodwin and Ricardo Wesley contained the names of First Nations people from only 14 of NAN’s 49 First Nations on the jury roll.“We were stonewalled by the government and had to take this to the courts,” said Fiddler. “We are hopeful that the Ontario government will now see that this is the way forward.”In February, Frank Iacobucci released his report First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries that looked at First Nation representation on Ontario jury rolls. The report came with 17 recommendatiosn.
Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) takes a shot during a game against Michigan State Jan. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 82-68.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorIn a competitive year for the Big Ten conference, there is no room for a letdown.That is exactly what the Ohio State women’s basketball (13-10, 3-4) team look to avoid Thursday when it takes on a reeling Illinois (9-11, 2-5) squad that has lost six of its last eight games.Despite the poor record of Illinois, OSU coach Kevin McGuff said Illinois is a more than capable team.“Illinois is really talented. They have played really well at times,” McGuff said. “Quite frankly, I am a little surprised at their record because I know they are very well-coached and have some talent.”McGuff said he is worried about the threat coach Matt Bollant and the Illini can pose with their speed.“They are not big, but they are fast,” McGuff said. “Hopefully some of our size around the basket can bother them.”That size, of course, comes from 6-foot-5-inch Ashley Adams and 6-foot-2-inch Darryce Moore, the senior Buckeye centers who could be poised for a big game despite struggling in the team’s last game against Michigan State, with Moore scoring eight and Adams failing to score.“We have a pretty big team, as far as our post players,” sophomore guard Ameryst Alston said. “Our post players should have a field day.”Illinois leads the Big Ten in steals (225) and turnover margin per game (+6.05), something which Alston said the Buckeyes have to notice.“They do play this funky zone,” Alston said. “They do a good job of turning other teams over. Limiting our turnovers will be a difference in the game.”Figuring out the defense of Illinois has been the focus this week for the Buckeyes as Alston and junior guard Raven Ferguson were the first two into the locker room for film study, something Alston said is common.“We spend a lot of time with each other off the court,” Alston said with a grin. “We have so much chemistry and I think us being close off the court helps on the court.”Alston and Ferguson have led the Buckeyes for most of the season in the scoring column, but sophomore guard Cait Craft ended her scoring struggles Sunday against Michigan State with 12 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. It was Craft’s first game notching double digits in points since a victory over Purdue Jan. 2.“I struggled the last couple of games after our Big Ten opener,” Craft said. “With the constant support of my teammates and constant encouragement, it is easy to get back in the flow.”Craft is tied for third on the team with both Moore and senior forward Martina Ellerbe with an average of 8.8 points per game.The Buckeyes know the matchup with Illinois will not be easy, Craft said.“Their style is a lot different, but they are still a very good team,” Craft said. “Any given night, anybody can beat anybody.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Illini Thursday at the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m.
Juventus pair of Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara are expected to have their medicals with AC Milan tomorrow ahead of their transfer to the club, according to Calciomercato.Higuain is expected to arrive at the Casa Milan later today with a host of the club’s supporters already waiting for him at the club’s headquarters. Caldara is expected to arrive in Italy tomorrow for his medicals with the Rossoneri after leaving Juventus’ training base in the United States.The former Atalanta defender will join Milan without making any competitive appearances for Juventus. The 24-year-old made two unofficial appearances for the Bianconeri who have now swapped him for their former defender Leonardo Bonucci.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Italy international returns to Turin after signing for Milan last summer for a deal believed to have cost the Rossoneri around €40million. Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso revealed earlier this week that Bonucci had informed the club that he wanted to return to Juventus.Higuain is expected to join Milan on an initial loan deal of €18million with an option to make permanent for €36million.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed that he will be sticking with Petr Cech for their upcoming game against Chelsea on SaturdayCech’s status as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper has been put into question following Bernd Leno’s £22m arrival from Bayer Leverkusen during the summer transfer window.But, while he retained his place in goal for Arsenal’s first league game of the season against Manchester City, Cech struggled to adapt to Emery’s new style of play and had nearly conceded an own goal.Although the 36-year-old did pull some saves during the encounter, despite the Gunners losing 2-0 to Pep Guardiola’s side.“I am very happy with his performance,” said Emery, according to Sky Sports.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I think he has experience, quality, capacity like a first goalkeeper with us – and also Bernd Leno.“They are two goalkeepers important for us. Different qualities but for us, like we want to play, the two goalkeepers can play.“Saturday the decision is easy, Petr Cech will continue to start the match, I believe in him. If he starts bad, I believe in him also.”Arsenal will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.