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Fulham close to deal for Munich goalkeeper

first_img1 Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly is set to sign for Fulham, his German second-tier club 1860 Munich have revealed.The Hungarian spent three years with Palace and two with Burnley, and also enjoyed loan spells at Aston Villa and West Ham.He has been in Munich since 2010 and is now set for a return to English football with Fulham.Felix Magath’s side are struggling in the Championship having lost their first four games since being relegated from the Premier League.But Kiraly is set to join the fight, with 1860 Munich sporting director Gehard Poschner saying he could  not stand in the 38-year-old’s way.“It is absolutely understandable that Gabor accepts this unique challenge in the birthplace of football,” he said. “Out of respect for him, we have complied with his request.” Veteran stopper Gabor Kiraly last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MILFORD LADIES TO MAKE ULSTER DEBUT

first_imgSaturday will be an historic day at Moyle View park as the Milford Ladies team make their debut in the Ulster junior championship.They qualify for Ulster by virtue of their first county final win four week’s ago. The ladies section of the club was set up six years ago when Martin Barrett and Louis Gallagher entered a team into the under 14 league. Since then the ladies section has gone from strength to strength with teams now competing at all levels from under 12 up to senior. Indeed there are a number of the under 14 team from six years ago who are still members of the senior panel having played all the way up.Three years ago it was decided to enter a team at adult level for the first time and the club competed at Junior level. They exceeded all expectations in their first year by reaching a county semi-final and also being beaten in a play off for the league. In the teams second year the hard work continued as they won the league and Gaelteacht titles. In this their third year, they secured the Intermediate Gaelteacht title back in May and are currently unbeaten in the Intermediate league with a couple of games left to play. In early September they secured the holy grail of a county championship with their defeat of St. Nauls having also beaten Buncrana and Dungloe along the way. It has also been a very successful year at underage level for the club with both the under 14 and under 16 teams reaching county semi finals.The team currently have thirty members on the panel with a good blend of youth and experience. The large panel has been needed in the last few weeks as with girls returning to college training has been effected, but with everyone home at the weekends the girls have spent the last few Sunday morning’s putting in a huge effort to get ready for the game. Every member of the panel has put in the work this year and have made it really hard for the management to pick a starting fifteen for each game. But it is reassuring to know that anyone that starts or comes in as a sub will make a huge contribution. The team also has a number of players who have played for the county at various levels over the last couple of years including Orla Harrisson, Bridgeen Devenney, Caoimhe Barrett, Niamh Carr, Amber Barrett, Orla McAteer and Shannon McGroddy and they will be hoping that the experience of these girls will be a big help on Saturday.The girls are up against the Antrim champions, St Josephs Glenavey, and the throw in at Moyle View Park is at 3pm. The club would urge the whole town to come out and support the girls and try and make the home advantage count. It’s been a fantastic year so far but the girls are determined that their year is not over yet. GAA NEWS: MILFORD LADIES TO MAKE ULSTER DEBUT was last modified: October 8th, 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:Milford Ladies GAA club noteslast_img read more

CORONER’S WARNING AFTER 2 MEN DIE AND THIRD TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER DRINKING ‘CONTAMINATED’ ALCOHOL

first_imgCoroner John CannonURGENT BREAKING NEWS: THE Co Donegal coroner has issued an urgent warning after two men died and a third man was rushed to hospital after consuming contaminated alcoholic drinks.John Cannon was speaking after he opened the inquests into the deaths of two men. The third man was treated at Letterkenny General Hospital. He believes the drink was either poitin or contraband ‘fake’ drinks.Mr Cannon made the public warning, fearing that other people may consume alcoholic drinks contaminated with deadly chemicals, and most likely illegally-made or contraband products.The cases related to Denis Boyle, of Belcruit, Meenbanad, Burtonport who died on December 18 2013 and Rimantas Grigaliumas, also of Meenbanad, Burtonport, who died three weeks ago on March 13.The Coroner was concerned that the cause of death in both cases were similar in being alcohol related with an exceedingly high level of poisonous contaminant.The evidence given at the inquest held in Letterkenny by investigating Gardaí stated that both men had been drinking heavily immediately before their deaths.The Coroner said the toxic and poison range of Methanol is 100-125 mg/dl and in one of those deaths the Methanol level was five times higher – at 585mg/dl.Sergeant Bridget McGowan indicated to the court that a third person had been admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital and Garda investigations are continuing but it was believed this serious illness may have also been caused by Methanol or some other contaminant.Coroner Mr Cannon stated: “The fact that such substance such as methanol and other toxic ingredients are used to either corrupt or debase or make impure an alcoholic beverage to pretend a taste or potency of its quality in order to make it more marketable in an unlawful underground market is potentially lethal and dangerous to public health.“The toxicological analysis of the sample analysed by the State Laboratory in relation to these deans is catastrophically alarming and it is important that the public is aware and warned of the existence of poisonous alcohol availability in the public place.“This potentially catastrophic alcohol is either a home brew, like poitin, or it may be available as cheap illegally imported alcohol with the pretence of conventional branded names of well known distilleries. It appears to be easily obtained and as such is a serious public health issue.“There are almost twice as many deaths due to alcohol in Ireland compared to all other drugs combined. More than 100 deaths every year in Ireland are directly attributable to alcohol. In 2012 4015 people aged under 30 were discharged from hospital with chronic diseases which were alcohol related. It behoves us to highlight and warn the general public on such matters.”CORONER’S WARNING AFTER 2 MEN DIE AND THIRD TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER DRINKING ‘CONTAMINATED’ ALCOHOL was last modified: April 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:alcohol warningDEATHSDonegal coronerJohn Cannonlast_img read more

COMMUNITY ALERT: IS MISSING MAN STILL IN DONEGAL?

first_imgStephen McCloskey, pictured on the right, with his familyTHE FAMILY of a missing man have issued a heartfelt plea to people in Donegal to help find him.Father-of-three Stephen McCloskey (33) left his sister’s home in Ard Grange in Derry on October 28 but has not been seen since.His Nissan Terrano 4×4 was found abandoned in Burt. Searches for the missing man continued yesterday with the Garda deploying a helicopter.His sister Lisa McCloskey has been putting up posters up around Donegal, hoping someone will recognise him“We’re not good, we are getting worse now as the days go on,” said Lisa“It’s getting worse. It’s unbearable what we are going through, we just want him home. I just hope someone in Donegal saw him. “His partner Sinead is distraught. They have been together for 15 years. And the three children are missing him so much.“We are just appealing for anybody to come forward with information, should it be the silliest wee thing or they don’t even think that it means anything, even if they think it could help in the slightest wee bit.Family and friends have joined together along with volunteers from Foyle Search and Rescue to search the fields around Burt – a place that holds no association with Stephen. COMMUNITY ALERT: IS MISSING MAN STILL IN DONEGAL? was last modified: November 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BURTderry citydonegalMISSING MANStephen McCloskeylast_img read more

Crime Alert: Family left terrified after gang try to break into home

first_imgA young family were left terrified after burglars tried to break into their home this evening while they were watching television.Gavin Mhuineachaìn arrived home to find his partner and children “petrified” at their home in Whitehill/St Johnston.Gavin’s partner revealed how burglars had tried the handles on their doors. The culprits only stopped when the lights were switched on and they fled.Gavin has issued a warning to other householders in the area to be vigilant.He revealed “Anyone in the area should be alert. Somebody just tried to break into our house around 9pm.“I just arrived home, partner & kids were sitting petrified. Someone tried to open front door only it was locked and they were shaking the handle until the lights were knocked on. The dogs were locked up at 8pm but around the same time they somehow got out of their dog run and were running around the back. PLease just beware,” he said. Crime Alert: Family left terrified after gang try to break into home was last modified: October 1st, 2017 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:break-indonegalSt JohnstonWarninglast_img read more

Geology of the Gaps: Dolomite

first_imgDolomite, a common rock minerals of the world, suffers from an “explanation gap.”An article on PhysOrg admitted that a common type of rock widespread on earth remains little understood since it was first described over 200 years ago.Not only in the Dolomites, but throughout the world dolomite is quite common. More than 90 percent of dolomite is made up of the mineral dolomite. It was first described scientifically in the 18th century. But who would have thought that the formation of this mineral is still not fully understood, although geologists are aware of large deposits of directly formed (primary) dolomite from the past 600 million years. The process of recent primary dolomite formation is restricted to extreme ecosystems such as bacterial mats in highly saline lakes and lagoons. “As these systems are very limited in space, there is an explanation gap for geologists for the widespread presence of fossil dolomite,” explains Dr. Stefan Krause, Geomicrobiologist at GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.However it formed, dolomite seems to have required vast quantities of bacteria.  A recent paper is alleged to have brought “a light light” into the “darkness of this scientific riddle.”  A team was able to get some dolomite to crystalize under conditions that prevail in the current oceans.  But that raised a new question:Evidence of primary dolomite formation by a process as common as microbial sulphate respiration under conditions that currently prevail in the seabed, provides new insights into the reconstruction of fossil dolomite deposits. But why are large scale deposits from primary dolomite no longer formed at the ocean floor? “Here we are still faced with a puzzle,” says Professor Tina Treude, head of the Working Group at GEOMAR.  “One possibility is that massive primary dolomite can form particularly during times when large quantities of organic matter in the seabed are degraded by sulfate-respiring bacteria. Such conditions exist when the sea water above the seafloor is free of oxygen. In Earth’s history, several such oxygen-free periods have occurred, partly consistent with time periods of intensified dolomite deposition.”The “possibility,” though, invokes an explanation that calls on conditions that at first were described as those that currently prevail, yet apparently do not prevail, because large scale deposits of dolomite are not forming now on the ocean floor.  By admitting the puzzle, and stating that the “possibility” is only “partly consistent with” times assumed to have existed in the unobservable past, the geologists effectively restate that the “explanation gap” for dolomite formation has not been substantially filled despite two centuries of research.This would be a good topic for creation geologists to examine in terms of global flood conditions.  At the very least, they couldn’t do any worse than secular geologists have during their two-century turn at bat.  The umpire should call foul for stalling and let another team play.  They’ve been practicing, as search lists from ICR, CMI and AIG show. Not only in the Dolomites, but throughout the world dolomite is quite common. More than 90 percent of dolomite is made up of the mineral dolomite. It was first described scientifically in the 18th century. But who would have thought that the formation of this mineral is still not fully understood, although geologists are aware of large deposits of directly formed (primary) dolomite from the past 600 million years. The process of recent primary dolomite formation is restricted to extreme ecosystems such as bacterial mats in highly saline lakes and lagoons. “As these systems are very limited in space, there is an explanation gap for geologists for the widespread presence of fossil dolomite,” explains Dr. Stefan Krause, Geomicrobiologist at GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Allsorts® Navy Feather Comb Fascinator Ladies Day Royal Ascot Weddings – Lovely fascinator and great value for money, arrived quickly and packed well

first_imgExcellent item, much better than the photograph & quickly supply.Incredibly superior value for dollars, ideal for wedding day, brief shipping.Quite quite, great color and sizing not too large, would have favored it on a clip but the comb seems to secure it effectively to my hair.Here are the specifications for the Allsorts® Navy Feather Comb Fascinator Ladies Day Royal Ascot Weddings:Navy Blue Feather Fascinator.Comb attachment.Ideal for wedding’s, the race’s and lot’s more.More colour’s available in Allsort’s Accessorie’s store.Fast free delivery on all item’s across Allsort’s Accessorie’s.Incredibly amazed with the good quality. The flower is not just caught on with glue, it is also stitched to the comb.Magnificent fascinator was excellent for ascot.Reviews from purchasers :Good colour and fits well.Great product badly packagedbeautifully crafted.Some of the feathers seemed abit sorry for by themselves although.Beautiful fascinator and good value for cash, arrived rapidly and packed very effectively, just what i preferred – would recommend.And it was absolutely free for delivery.Quite swift supply, fantastic quality at a discount rate, not also massive and fussy specifically what i was seeking for. I was a little bit worried the fascinator would slip, but stayed in area for 12hrs until finally i removed it. I wore it for ladies day, so comfortable to wear i’d neglected it was there.Lovely merchandise, sent immediately and a acceptable cost. I would be joyful to get from this spouse and children operate enterprise yet again and delighted to advise.I purchased two of these, a single in black and just one in navy. Extremely very and seriously very good price for funds.Lovley carnt defeat for the selling price.This is exactly what i needed. It arrived on time and i was pretty pleasantly shocked when i opened the box a observed it. Excellent good quality and great benefit for dollars.I ordered this for a wedding ceremony in april. I was shocked when it was shipped in an envelope by way of the letterbox as i was anticipating it in a box. Within was a letter detailing they preserve postage down by not utilizing containers and all i necessary to do was give it a ruffle and it would bounce back again to form and which is accurately what it did. Looks wonderful in and feels like it is not heading to budge. Would definaltely use allsorts again 😀.Just added that bit that was wanted to entire my outfit.Truly happy with the high quality and cost of this. Purchased to wear at my sons wedding day as i hate hats. Only downside was the packaging. It arrived in an amazon box like a activity or dvd- and completely flat. Fortuitously i managed to carefully ‘tease’ it back again into superior shape👍.Superior than predicted, arrived in 3 times :).Quite happy with this solution will go correctly with my outfit for my niece’s marriage. Will definatly buy from this business again.Great accent, matching my outfit. Appeared wonderful at the wedding.Perfectly well worth the funds,fast dispatch. What i did although was to incorporate with yet another flower and insert some diamanté which elevated the fascinator and looked actually particular. A lot of comments and compliments.SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-10-06 02:01:08Reviewed Item Allsorts® Navy Blue Feather Comb Fascinator Ladies Day Royal Ascot WeddingsRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  34  reviewsPrice£2.85last_img read more

Think Home Buyers Won’t Pay Extra for Energy Efficiency?

first_imgAccording to a national survey of 116 single-family home builders, developers, and remodelers performed by McGraw Hill in 2013, 73% of those surveyed said that home buyers will pay more for a green home. This is up from 61% in 2011. (The study defined a green home as one that incorporates environmentally sensitive site planning, resource efficiency, energy and water efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and homeowner education — or projects that would comply with the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard or other credible rating system.) RELATED ARTICLES If Only Green Homes Could Be Sold Like Breakfast CerealHelping Owners of Green Buildings Get a Fair AppraisalWhy Single-Family Green Homes Are Slow to Catch OnPutting Value on Green EnhancementsOne Broker’s Take on the Selling Power of GreenMore Builders Going GreenGreen Building is a Growing BusinessConsumers Associate Green Building With High QualityGreen Building’s Growing Market PowerMarketing High-Performance HomesHow We S’posed t’ Get Paid fer This Green Stuff? A much smaller study in the Seattle and Portland areas found similar results: 68 certified homes in Seattle sold at an average price premium of 9.6% and 24 in Portland sold for a 3% to 5% premium. The certified homes also sold 18 days faster than non-certified homes. A similar study has not been performed on a national level to date.So, while builders think buyers will only pay an extra 1% to 4%, and home buyers themselves say they will pay 3.5%, in reality (on the West Coast at least), green homes are selling for about 9% (that is, $34,800) more! What builders thinkA breakdown of how much those surveyed expected buyers to pay additionally for a green home is shown in the graph above. The most common estimate was that buyers were willing to pay an additional 1% to 4% for green features.The same builders were asked how much it would cost to incorporate green features. Their estimates are shown in the pie chart below.[Data source: McGraw Hill Construction]The most common estimate was that building green would cost an additional 5% to 10%. So on average, builders think it costs more to build green than home buyers are willing to pay.center_img What home buyers sayIn another national survey, this time of recent and prospective home buyers performed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 2012, home buyers said they are willing to pay an additional $7,095 (about 3.5%) up-front for a $1,000 annual savings on their utility bills, and 91% of them said they wanted an Energy Star rated house (28% said that Energy Star was essential, while 63% said it was desirable).What home buyers doIn a study of 1.6 million home sales in California from 2007-2012 it was found that homes with an Energy Star, LEED for Homes, or GreenPoint certification sold for an average of 9% or $34,800 more than homes with no such certification. The study also estimated that the incremental cost for builders to achieve theses certifications was at most $10,000. Nick Sisler is a co-founder and engineer at Ekotrope, which provides software and energy consulting for builders. Ekorope’s software is a RESNET accredited HERS and IECC Performance rating tool. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.last_img read more

Pete’s Product Puzzle: Cetco RX-101 and Sika 703

first_imgWhat’s the scary thing about the two products in the photo above? The scary thing is that it is rare to find a residential builder or architect who has seen these products before, despite how critical their function is. Any ideas or guesses? I can honestly say that until recently, I had no idea what they were for, nor had I ever seen them on a job site. Waterstops prevent water entry at cold concrete joints They are both waterstops: products designed to waterproof the cold joint between footings and below-grade concrete walls. They are actually pretty common in commercial construction. (You know, because the physics of water and its movement are different for commercial and residential below-grade concrete building assemblies.)RELATED ARTICLESCapillary Breaks Above FootingsVideo: A Passivhaus FoundationPolyethylene Under Concrete SlabsUsing a Dimple Mat to Keep a Basement Wall Dry For years, I have been recommending capillary breaks between all porous building materials that might be connected to soil moisture — including the cold joint between a footing and a below-grade wall — but apparently turned off my building science brain when it came to water movement through the cold joints of footings, below-grade walls, and basement slabs. And yes, there are ways to detail the exterior of the cold joint between the footing and bottom of the foundation wall (see Image #1 in the Gallery), but these details are put to shame by waterstops. PVC waterstops come in a wide range of shapes and sizes (see Image #2), depending on the type of cold joint, the hydrostatic head anticipated, and the movement you expect at the cold joint. These waterstops are installed with half their profile in the footing and half in the concrete wall. The waterstop is wired in place using a system of grommets punched into the top of the exposed flange. Information resources for PVC waterstops To join your PVC waterstop end-to-end (forming a loop), or to add a new 50-foot length of PVC waterstop at the end of a piece that’s not long enough, you’ll need a welded joint. It’s pretty tricky to get the weld watertight. (See this video resource on PVC joint welding.) Another good resource on PVC waterstops is this guide. Bentonite and butyl Bentonite and butyl rubber waterstops are popular because they are quite a bit easier to install than PVC waterstops: They are either secured to the center of the set footing with an adhesive primer or a metal screen. (It’s critical to keep concrete — even just a bit of slurry — from getting underneath the waterstop strip as the foundation wall concrete is cast.) But these strip waterstops do not tolerate the joint movement that the PVC waterstops do. Waterproofing the crack at the perimeter of a basement slab What about the cold joint between the basement slab and the exterior foundation wall? Can you use waterstops there? Dan Collins of Sika set me straight: “There must be at least 3 inches of concrete on both sides of waterstops. Without that thickness of concrete, the waterstop can blow apart the too-thin (typical 4-inch-thick) residential basement slab. The right product to use at that cold joint is either Swellstop [see Image #3] or Lokstop [see Image #4].” A survey article on waterstops The best resource I found on the subject of waterstops is a Construction Specifier article entitled, “Understanding Waterstops.”  The article tells you everything you need to know. A residential project that used waterstops One final note: In my research on waterstops, I came across a very cool project right here in my Vermont backyard: The Vermont House Project. I followed up on this unique project by Susan Hodges and Tim Denny — the only single-family detached one I could find that includes waterstops. Here is Tim: “I have long been a avid reader of the GBA, so I am very happy that you found the blog about our (still) ongoing house building project in Vermont. “I do not remember where I heard about using a waterstop, because we first used this productback in 1994 when we built a house with a full basement in Athens, Georgia. It just makes so much sense to seal that cold joint between footing and foundation and it is one of the many things that costs little to do during original construction but is very expensive or impossible to do later. “In Vermont, where we knew we had a very wet site, besides footing drainage, we took additional steps [beyond waterstops] to reduce this water intrusion (e.g. UGL Lock on the footing surface, Xypex admix to make waterproof concrete, Roxul drain board on exterior of the foundation wall, and backfilling with sand). Three years later we have had zero water intrusion or moisture through the wall, despite continually getting 2 to 3 quarts of water per minute from the footing drain! “We purchased the 50-foot rolls of PVC Waterstop #679 (6 inches x 3/8 inch) from our local A. H. Harris and Sons supply for $165.50 each. One roll weighs 75 pounds. Our foundation required two rolls [see Images #5 and #6]. It was a pain in the butt to install (and only got done correctly because we were on site all the time and did most of the work getting it positioned for the pour), but otherwise was very cheap protection.”   In addition to acting as GBA’s technical director, Peter Yost is the Vice President for Technical Services at BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than twenty years. An experienced trainer and consultant, he’s been recognized as NAHB Educator of the Year. Do you have a building science puzzle? Contact Pete here. You can also sign up for BuildingGreen’s email newsletter to get a free report on insulation, as well as regular posts from Peter.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: England Boss Gareth Southgate dislocates his shoulder

first_imgAdvertisementIn a bizarre happening of events, Gareth Southgate has dislocated his shoulder close to England’s World Cup Base near Repino. He had gone on a 10km run to break his personal record as it was a scheduled off for his squad. Most of the players weren’t at the base when this happened.While falling he had used his hand to stop him from falling on his face and thus hurt his shoulder. The England team doctor Rob Chakraverty was running with him and he also helped in treating him at the hospital. The former player and England International, was seen celebrating some days back celebrating his team’s 2-1 win over Tunisia. He would not be able to carry on the form when his team faces Panama on Sunday. BREAKING: @England boss Gareth Southgate has dislocated his right shoulder while out running today. #SSN pic.twitter.com/rofWjm3Bqg— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 20, 2018Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018 : Portugal vs Morocco ReviewFootball: Issa Diop joins West Ham as a club-record signing from Toulouse Advertisementlast_img read more