Free Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov!

first_img Committee to Protect Journalists June 4, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeCitizen-journalists The imprisonment of Mehman Huseynov is another step by the Azerbaijani authorities to retaliate against him for his critical journalism and defiance, but also to deter others from seeking justice for police abuse, a persistent and well-documented problem in Azerbaijan. At least 5 other journalists and bloggers are currently in prison on politically motivated charges in Azerbaijan. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Receive email alerts RSF_en Human Rights Watch On January 9, a group of plain-clothes officers attacked Mehman Huseynov, blindfolded and gagged him with towels, forced a bag over his head and took him to the Nasimi district police station, where police used an electroshock weapon on his groin, and punched him, bloodying his nose. The next day, officers took him before a court that found him guilty of disobeying police orders and fined him 200 manat (US$120). English PEN Front Line Defenders “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Human Rights First While authorities refused to conduct a credible investigation into Huseynov’s torture allegations, the Nasimi police chief brought a criminal lawsuit against him for defamation. After just two hearings, a court found Huseynov guilty and sentenced him to two years in prison. IFEX Golos Svobody Kyrgyzstan On a day when the world commemorates the fundamental importance of press freedom, we call on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mehman Huseynov and hold to account those responsible for the torture and other ill-treatment he was subjected to. This would mark an important step towards ensuring press freedoms and guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. News People in Need Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan Follow the news on Azerbaijan Dignity May 2, 2017 Free Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov! News PEN International FIDH, under the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders April 9, 2021 Find out more Center for Civil Liberties Norwegian Helsinki Committee Human Rights House Foundationcenter_img Amnesty International Human Rights Club Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights ARTICLE 19 News Mehman Huseynov remained defiant, went public about the abuses he suffered at the station, and filed a complaint with the prosecutor’s office. The authorities formally opened an inquiry into Huseynov’s allegations, but swiftly closed the inquiry claiming the allegations were groundless. On April 27, an appeal court upheld the prosecutor’s decision to shut down the investigation. Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated across the globe on May 3, we, the undersigned organizations, cannot forget the untenable price journalists pay for government criticism in Azerbaijan. The case of Mehman Huseynov is emblematic. Huseynov is a popular journalist and blogger in Azerbaijan who is known for his hard-hitting exposés of alleged corruption by senior Azerbaijani officials. In March 2017, a Baku court sentenced him to two years in prison on charges of defaming an entire police station, after he gave a statement in front of the courthouse in which he described the abuses he had suffered at that police station. International Partnership for Human Rights Regional Center for Strategic Studies Organisation Civil Rights Defenders AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeCitizen-journalists Netherlands Helsinki Committee Help by sharing this information Freedom Files to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) June 8, 2021 Find out more International Media Support News Mehman Huseynov has been targeted by the government for years, since the authorities brought bogus criminal charges against the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), founded by his brother, Emin Huseynov, who was forced to flee the country for his own safety. Since 2012, Mehman Huseynov has been under a travel ban and has been repeatedly harassed and intimidated by the police. Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), under the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders PEN Americalast_img read more

Congolese journalist held on defamation charge

first_img Organisation News to go further News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment February 18, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News Ngoie was arrested on 22 December on a charge of defaming Fabrice Puela, a parliamentary representative for the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), President Félix Tshisekedi’s party, and was transferred to Kinshasa’s Makala prison two days later.A regular participant in TV political discussion programmes, Ngoie said during a programme two months ago on Radio Télévision Groupe Avenir (RTGA) that, according to his sources, Puela had tried to use political blackmail to extract money from former National Assembly speaker Jeanine Mabunda. Jonas Ngalamulume, the National Congolese Press Union’s lawyer, who is representing Ngoie, said the purpose of today’s hearing was just to consider the request for Ngoie’s release and that no date to has so far been set to hear the substance of the case.“This is yet another case illustrating the dangers associated with journalism in the DRC,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Although simply accused of defamation, this journalist has been detained for the past week and is being treated like a criminal. We call for his immediate release. It’s time the DRC adopted new legislation that provides press freedom with much more protection, so that journalists stop ending up in prison over work-related matters.”As RSF reported at the time, Radio France Internationale correspondent Pascal Mulegwa was summoned to appear in court last week in a suit brought by a senator for quoting an NGO’s claim that, when transport minister, he had channelled a public transport company’s funds into his senatorial election campaign.Journalists and media outlets continue to be subjected to many abuses in the DRC. Journalist in Danger (JED), RSF’s local partner organization, painted an alarming picture in its latest annual report on 2 November, revealing that it had registered no fewer than 116 press freedom violations in 2020, including 40 arrests.The DRC is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Pius Romain Rolland Ngoie, a well-known freelance journalist who has been held on a criminal defamation charge for the past week in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is due to appear in court for a releasel hearing today. February 16, 2021 Find out more News Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Le journaliste indépendant Pius Romain Rolland Ngoie, poursuivi pour diffamation. Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders December 29, 2020 Congolese journalist held on defamation chargelast_img read more

Herald-Tribune issues printed for the last time

first_imgBatesville, IN—Starting Tuesday, The Herald-Tribune and the Greensburg Daily News will begin a new chapter.  The area prints will join as one, The Daily News.  The newspaper stated it will continue to provide coverage for both Batesville and Greensburg. Back on April 13,  the Daily News announced that they would cut the 5 days a week paper down to a three-day-a-week publishing schedule by discontinuing the Wednesday and Friday newspapers. The publication is said to circulate on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.last_img read more

Jerry Stiller Dead at 92

first_imgAfter a long career performing in comedy routines with his wife Anne Meara, Stiller became known for his role on Seinfeld as Frank Costanza, and as Leah Remini’s father on The King of Queens.### Jerry Stiller, George’s dad on Seinfeld has passed away at age 92. His son, actor Ben Stiller confirmed his father’s death in the early hours of Monday morning on Twitter. Stiller says his father died of natural causes. last_img

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 6, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly sunny skies will be in over most of the state today, but we still can’t shake the cold over the region. Temps will again be a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday, but by no means are we approaching normal or any above normal temps. The threat of lake effect snow lingers today in far NE Ohio, but with winds not as strong, it should be less of a factor.  Tomorrow clouds increase, but we still see no significant precipitation threat over the northern half of the state. From I-70 south, we can see some scattered snow showers perhaps as early as late afternoon, but more likely overnight tomorrow night into early Friday. There is not a lot of moisture to work with, but we could see the potential for a coating to an inch of the white stuff.Friday turns out partly sunny from midday on, and we should start to see temps turn milder. That milder push will come ahead of our next significant weather event. Clouds increase through the day Saturday, and then rain develops from Saturday evening through sunrise Sunday. We are pulling our rain totals back just a bit, but are still looking at some good moisture potential. Right now we expect .3”-.9” over 100% of the state. The map at right shows precipitation potential for the event. The rest of Sunday turns out partly sunny as clearing settles in, but the winds really ramp up on the backside of the event. West winds will blow at 15-30 mph, after a strong south wind Saturday. Monday and Tuesday are partly sunny and chilly.Our next system is still on track for midweek. Clouds spread in overnight Tuesday night and rain is develops in NW Ohio Wednesday morning. This is expected to be a minor wave to start the event, then better rains and even thunderstorms come from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. Rain totals from the two waves combined will be from .5”-1.25” with coverage at 90%. The rest of Thursday will feature a mix of clouds and sun. Friday can be partly sunny, but flurries can remain with minor coverage.  Even though we see the rains stretched out over a longer period, we likely do not see much of an increase in moisture totals, with our projections at .25”-1”. That is a small increase on the top end, but we are leaving the bottom end of the range alone this morning. We turn colder with partly sunny skies next Thursday to finish out the 10 day window, although some models are trying to keep with a later arrival of the system and therefore a slower exit. We will watch the developments closely.For the extended period, is trending less active this morning. The weekend features plenty of clouds, but so far nothing more than flurries. Monday and Tuesday, the 18th and 19th should bring partly sunny skies, but another cool push, and then we have some rain coming into the state next Wednesday, the 20th, but it stays over the southern third, mostly from US 50 south. We look to finish out the extended period with partly sunny skies and a cold afternoon for Thursday the 21st.last_img read more

Passive House: After Hours

first_imgI left Maine with a plan. I had already corresponded with Dr. Wolfgang Feist (founder of the Passivhaus Instiut) and Katrin Klingenberg (head of PHIUS, Passive House Institute U.S.) and asked if I might be able to interview them for Green Building Advisor and the Green Architects’ Lounge. Both had indicated a willingness to do so, but the schedule for the event at the Boston Architectural College on October 23 was pretty full and they really didn’t know if there would be time.So I had decided that after joining up with Martin Holladay for the small group conversation prior to symposium, I’d try to steal some time between the meeting and the symposium. Failing that, I would attempt to pull them aside afterward for a quiet interview or even better, take them out for a drink and record a short interview on location.As you can imagine, there was a shortage of spare time to steal away during the event. So I was thrilled when I was included in the small party of six for dinner afterward. Our mission was to find a nice quiet place to dine, drink, chat and record an interview.It turns out there’s no such place on Newbury St. in Boston. So, an audio recording of the dinner interview exists, but I’m afraid the background noise is too distracting and makes for an annoying aural experience (unless you really enjoy the chiming of flatware, background music, background conversations from neighboring tables, and the loudest fajita ever ordered). Perhaps if we find an audio editing genius, who enjoys donating their free time, the Green Architect’s Lounge will release it as a bonus later. Until then, the transcript will have to do.Engaging and delightfulIt was a beautiful autumn evening. We walked a few blocks to our restaurant, chatting about some of the evening’s events and how the Boston Architectural College building might be perfect for a deep-energy retrofit (possibly Passivhaus?). In attendance were Dr. Wolfgang Feist; Katrin Klingenberg; Declan Keefe of Placetailor; John B. Clancy (or “J.B.”) of Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects; Mark Anstey of J.P Design; and myself.I found all to be most engaging and delightful, Dr. Feist in particular. After hours of discussion on the topic (and being seven hours ahead of all of us) he was still just as kind and eager to talk about Passivhaus as though his day was just beginning. In fact I thank them all for participating and ignoring the microphone on the table as we happily talked about politics (omitted, for obvious reasons), architecture, and some finer details of the Passive House system.If you are new to the Passive House concept, I urge you to visit a few of the links on this page prior to continuing. It will help you quite a bit, as this conversation does not cover the basics (like, “What is a Passive House?”).A toast, to my dinner guests and you, fine reader. Varying climatesBriley: Using the same study that you used to come up with these [passive house] standards, could you theoretically do that same study for our six different climate zones and come up with six different sets of standards?Dr. Feist: You may be surprised; this has already been done.Briley: I am surprised! … and I see Katrin is smiling like crazy.Dr. Feist: It’s not yet published, but we have a project financed by the German Environmental Foundation, and they asked us to do these studies in six different climate zones worldwide.Briley: Worldwide?Dr. Feist: Yes, including China, but not tropical climates. … Siberia, Dubai (one of the toughest climates in the world).Briley: Right, and the buildings probably have to be all glass…Dr. Feist: …Ha, they now even have a big hall where they can go skiing in the middle of the desert. But seriously, it is a really tough climate. It also turns out that the main [Passivhaus] principels can be used everywhere. There are only a few climates — like Lisboa in Portugal — where the conditions are so good that you don’t need any heating or cooling anyway, so you don’t really have to do a lot to meet the standard.Klingenberg: Like San Diego.Dr. Feist: And then there are parts, say, in Antarctica, where it is extremely tough to do anything.Briley: Did you develop a standard for Antarctica?Dr. Feist: No, we did not. Though there were some crazy guys in Belgium who have already built a Passivhaus polar research station. It’s already there. But I don’t care about this climate. It’s kind of like northern Sweden; if you say you can’t build a Passivhaus there, well, then I could live with that.The PHPP spreadsheet and thermal massBriley: So Dr. Feist, there must have been a moment long ago where you said, “I know what I’ll do: I’ll open up an Excel spreadsheet, and I’ll work out these formulas.” Is that how it went down?Dr. Feist: No, it was completely different. When we started the first project, there was nothing like that, so we had to use simulation software where we simulated every nail to get the right values, and it didn’t turn out so well. It’s interesting. There was another American involved in that. It was Amory Lovins [of the Rocky Mountain Institute]. I showed him the simulations and the measurement, and after an hour of conversation he said, “Well, Wolfgang, you are completely wrong.” [Laughter around the table.]I was completely shocked. My belief was that the first Passivhaus project was just a research project. He said, “No, you are wrong. This is not a research project – this is the solution.” And he also told us, “You have to simplify and create a tool that is easy to handle.”So that is the point where we started to think about how to simplify the concept and how we arrived at these simple three standards, on the one hand, and on the other, to see if we could reduce the complexity of the simulation to focus on the real important parts. Of course, thermal mass is also important, to have that in the simulation makes it much more complicated. If you want to include thermal mass, you can’t be satisfied with just the envelope, you have to use the whole structure, and that makes it much more complicated to bring these data all into the program. So we decided to simplify it to a simple almost envelope-only system.Briley: So does the Passive House Planning Package take thermal mass into account at all?Dr. Feist: It does, but you estimate the thermal mass, by looking at how many areas are filled with masonry or timber, and you account for those and calculate a good guess, for thermal mass. Because the influence of thermal mass isn’t so high – this is still good enough compared with the accuracy of other inputs.The PHPP: Passive House Planning PackageBriley: Do you think there’s going to be any development in the PHPP software? Right now it’s a spreadsheet, a very elaborate spreadsheet. I’m just now getting my feet wet and starting to use it myself. I started off thinking “Ah, Excel! I can do this.”Dr. Feist: It’s easy, no? That’s the reason we did it this way. Well, there are two reasons: one is that anyone can use it, and the second is that it’s open. You can see every algorithm which I think is important. It’s also easy if you want to add something. There have been other discussions about having other programs besides the spreadsheet, but I think we will always keep the spreadsheet.Briley: Are you prepared to see other people run away with the spreadsheet and adding on other complex things?Klingenberg: Good luck with that. [Chuckles around the table.]Dr. Feist: I think we should never stop thinking about development. I like to have feedback and it’s good to give that feedback back to the community. That’s why we’ve started Passipedia, because it’s very important to share knowledge. [Dr.Feist was referring to their new Web site, www.passipedia.com, that acts as a warehouse for user knowledge on all subjects relating to the Passivhaus standard.]Anstey: There’s a gentleman who spoke up at the meeting today who mentioned that he worked on AutoCad, and I was wondering if someone has tied together a CAD system and the PHPP spreadsheet.Keefe: Revit would be great for this.Dr. Feist: Have you heard of SketchUp? There’s already a draft that uses SketchUp to input the geometric data into the spreadsheet because inputting the basic data into the cells is fun, but dealing with all of the geometric data is tough work.Klingenberg: So it’s like you put the information on both of them…?Dr. Feist: You make a sketch, then you hit the button and you get your areas and volumes for PHPP.Klingenberg: Do you know when this is going to be available?Dr. Feist: There’s already a draft, so maybe we’ll try to get it in the next draft of the PHPP. Or maybe we’ll create a separate tool. I think that would be very interesting for architects.Briley: It would! Because it’s hard to input the information if it’s not a rectangle, or a box.Dr. Feist: The other thing is you get to change and choose components. Because that’s lots of fun, isn’t it?Briley: Oh yeah, lots of fun [light sarcasm]. I do that in my spare time when I’m not doing stuff like this.Keefe: One of the guys I work with is working on the same thing for Revit, where there’s a file within Revit that has all the geometric data. We’re trying to get from Revit into PHPP.Klingenberg: There’s another person in Chicago that’s already done it. It’s probably something we should really talk about, because there are some other platforms, some other design tools… I think Laura will show you some of her design students have built a platform through Grasshopper that connects the Rhino software with PHPP. It’s pretty cool, they can pull a corner of the building and it updates the data automatically.Dr. Feist: That’s good! Even as a tool for teaching!Klingenberg: Yeah, it’s perfect. And for designers! Designers don’t want to deal with numbers. So they just pull on the corner of their building and…Dr. Feist: …and it gives you a feeling of what they are doing. Cool.Anstey: And for shading. Like Fred’s building where there are a lot of different shading conditions for all the different windows. SketchUp models shading. It tells you at any time whether the window is fully shaded or partially shaded… If we had to input that, sort of analog, then it would take us forever. Not that we need to get to that level of precision, but it would be really great to let SketchUp tell the model, “That window is 45% shaded, this window is 22% shaded” — because it changes so much.Dr. Feist: You know there are sheets for shading. And as it turns out, this is really important, much more than people think. That’s one of the reasons why some of the old passive solar concepts didn’t work, because they very often didn’t look at shading.Well, that’s interesting that you had the same opinion on this [development of the software] because that’s very high on our list.Passivhaus commercial buildingsBriley: So Katrin, you mentioned that you were dabbling with the idea of coming out with a passive house standard for commercial or institutional building types?Klingenberg: We’re not developing a new standard; it’s basically the same standard. We’re going by the same certification. But there are a lot of inquiries we’re getting right now, especially from governments. We really want to do this for commercial buildings, for our governmental buildings, and for our schools and for retrofits.Dr. Feist: We’ve done research on offices and schools and so on, and I think this is not so different in Europe as in the U.S. But they do have different boundary conditions than residential buildings (these schools and offices), so the calculation process has changed a little bit, so we definitely know how to do this. The interesting thing is that if you change the purpose of a building then the criteria will change.Briley: It WILL change?Dr. Feist: It will change. For swimming pools, for example. They normally have incredibly high [energy] consumption — like ten times that of an ordinary building.Briley: And hospitals…Dr. Feist: Yes, hospitals. That might be next. What we have learned is that we can’t do that from a theoretical point of view. You have to work through all of these calculations and then come up with a recommendation.Briley: You mean like one number for energy consumption?Dr. Feist: Maybe three or four. But you can come up with a performance standard that will be different from a dwelling.Klingenberg: We’re getting busy implementing the first schools, and maybe by the time we’re ready for the hospitals, you guys [to Fiest] will have it all worked out [with a laugh].Dr. Feist: [With a laugh, to Katrin] Keep away from hospitals for the moment.Heating, cooling, AND primary energy useJ.B. If a building is below the total energy demand standard but is somehow not able to meet the heating demand, is that a bad building?Dr. Feist: No, It’s not a bad building, but it’s not a Passivhaus. You could be using an expensive heating system, and that’s the problem. The heating requirement, 4,755 Btu per square foot… if you start changing that number, then soon you start changing other numbers, and where do you stop? That’s the first reason. The second is, we want to have an incentive for the development of better components. I think that’s a good idea to have.J.B. I’m in complete agreement in holding the line. I guess I was wondering if one line needs to be held, do both lines need to be held, since the primary energy consumption includes the heating demand?Dr. Feist: To be honest on that, I really think that the heating demand and cooling demand is more important, because that represents the structure of the building. The thing that would last for a hundred years…J.B. Because [in the future] you could always change to more efficient light bulbs…Dr. Feist: …And the systems could change several times over the life of the building, and the amount of the primary energy depends on the supply system. So we put in the primary number because what we don’t want is an efficient Passivhaus that then uses electric resistance heating.Briley: That makes it clear, because there are a lot of people out there who think the primary energy standard should be the only standard.Dr. Feist: I don’t agree with that. We had that in Germany. In Germany the code is on primary energy. That has a lot of difficulty. For example if you have a poorly insulated building and you heat it with wood chips, it will get a good number, but this is not a solution that everybody can do. The other question to address with the primary energy, is how to account for cogeneration.Briley: So you keep the heating and cooling load in there because it directly relates to the building, whereas the primary energy is really focused on the energy coming into the building — which over time could be a variable.Integrating Passivhaus and LEEDBriley: There seems to be this misconception out there that it’s Passivhaus versus LEED — that you have to pick one or the other. Isn’t that a false choice?Klingenberg: Definitely false.Anstey: They seem ripe for synergy.Briley: It’s like LEED covers this huge spectrum of “green,” while Passivhaus is focused on just energy.J.B. It’s how they [LEED] cover it. What they cover is fine, but if they’d give you values that are quantifiable and not just a point…Briley: Right, it’s binary. Point, or no point.Anstey: It’s like in the earlier versions of LEED when they give you a point for a bike rack…Briley: I’ve gotten that point before!Anstey: …So, I think they have a learning curve, and that’s fine.Briley: Yeah, like with LEED for Homes, we complain because in Maine we’re a water-rich state. And there are a lot of points I can get for an awesome irrigation system that I don’t need.J.B. You could not irrigate at all.Anstey: That’s one point.J.B. [laughing] But if you do irrigate you can get 10!Briley: [To Katrin] Well, it’s very nice to hear that you guys are chatting [LEED and Passivhaus].Klingenberg: It’s a very fine line. I can’t say much more about it. We’re also talking to Sam Rashkin at the Energy Star department, which is doing better.Briley: Can you at least give us an impression on how it’s going with the LEED folks?Klingenberg: I think it’s going really well. I think I expressed that today at the symposium. It’s amazing. There’s an awakening that is happening that would have been unimaginable a year ago.Is there a size bias?Briley: Katrin, you mentioned that the compactness of a building relates to the efficiency of a building, which we all conceptually understand. But when you’re sizing standards by the square foot, is there an advantage given to larger buildings?Dr. Feist: Yes, there is, but with respect to usable area… We only count the usable area, we don’t count the ‘brute’ area because that might create wasteful space and that’s what we don’t want. So we only count usable spaces, and this gives us the right relation. So it makes bigger buildings less expensive than the smaller ones, and I agree with that.Briley: You mean to make buildings more compact, not necessarily bigger.Dr. Feist: If you do just a single-family home, that is not true, because if you make it bigger it will just make the home more expensive and you’re not going to just make something bigger to get better square foot numbers. That won’t happen.What we’ve already defined, but it’s not yet published, is something for smaller buildings. I think if you have a smaller amount of area per person, we don’t want to punish that. So you will be able to choose a per area value or a per person value. I think we should not bring up these social discussions of limiting the size of homes, especially in America.Briley: Because it’s easy to make someone shut down and say, “Well, then I’m not interested, because I want my space.”Feist: Yeah.Anstey: You also don’t know what a house is going to be used for in 20 years time. Because there are plenty of examples of huge mansions that are now multi-unit condos. If you did the PHPP on them 100 years ago, they’d be massive, but now you’ve got 40 people in them. As it’s all about the envelope…Dr. Feist: [Very pleased] That’s the argument to be used!J.B. And what we found interesting today is we heard that Passivhaus is easier with multi-unit buildings. Well, 1) I don’t think that’s true, and 2) obviously with a larger building with a better envelope-to-volume ratio, yes it is easier. But, that should be an incentive to build multi-unit buildings. It would be really difficult to do it as a single-family detached, but if you get a benefit for joining walls and floors and ceilings then…Dr. Feist: This is pushing us in this direction. We had the same thing. I had a very serious discussion with the German government. Why not have the same requirement for ALL buildings, say 40 kwh per square meter, because that would be tougher for single-family homes than for multi-unit buildings. 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Cone rues missed timeout in Ginebra’s final possession

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite that, Cone was happy with the kind of shot the Gin Kings had in the clutch.“As it turned out, we got a good shot. Justin was able to get a good floater that could have gone in. That’s the problem, we could not set up and they [Meralco] could not set up their defense,” he said.Still, Cone could not wrap his head around his team failing to call for a timeout, noting that had they sued for time, Ginebra could have gotten a better shot.“We wish that we had a better alternative,” he said.The Finals is now tied at 2-all as the series shifts to Philippine Arena for the deciding games. Game 5 is on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hugnatan relishes role as Meralco’s floor spacer in Finals series Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFailing to go on the hill in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Ginebra coach Tim Cone was left to rue the missed chances to call for time in the waning seconds on Friday.“We were trying to call a timeout but our players couldn’t see us,” he lamented.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “That’s the problem with the league rule that coaches can’t call timeouts. The crowd was crazy and they can’t hear you. You are yelling, but the only guy who could call the timeout is the one handling the ball. The whole bench was calling for a timeout but it’s unfortunate that we couldn’t call a timeout.”The Gin Kings had the last 15 seconds of the game to plot a game-winning or game-tying play after Sol Mercado completed the chasedown block on Jared Dillinger on the other end.FEATURED 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 shutoutHowever, the players sought the opportunity to make a play without convening even as Cone and LA Tenorio desperately tried to get the attention of their teammates to no avail.Joe Devance handed the ball to a cutting Justin Brownlee, who then went for what appeared to be the game-tying floater, but left his shot a little short as Meralco escaped with the 85-83 Game 4 thriller. Read Nextlast_img read more

Philadelphians take to the streets to celebrate Super Bowl

first_imgRead Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH It was time for a celebration 58 years in the making.On Sunday evening, just as Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to a surprise Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, the scene more than 1,000 miles away in Philly was jubilation and pandemonium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFireworks were set off. Car horns blared. And Philadelphians young and old descended on Broad Street, the iconic thoroughfare that will soon host a parade to commemorate the city’s first major pro sports championship since the Phillies won the 2008 World Series. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC A Philadelphia Eagles fan celebrates the team’s victory in the NFL Super Bowl 52 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in downtown Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rain and hail that pelted Philadelphia for much of the day dissipated just as people across the city spilled out of sports bars, apartments and houses.They all had one destination: Broad Street.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children PLAY LIST 01:16Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Patriots defense pushed around in Super Bowl loss to Eagles View commentslast_img read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse stumbles against Denver in first loss of the

It was a hard day shooting for the No. 12 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, which struggled to find the back of the net in its first loss of the season to No. 5 Denver Saturday. Despite outshooting the Pioneers 38-30, the Buckeyes lost, 10-9, snapping a four-game win streak to start the year. The shots from OSU, said coach Nick Myers, rarely challenged the goalie, something he credited to the Pioneers’ defense. “We felt like we had a plan and credit Denver for playing a great zone and their goalies playing really well,” Myers said. “We struggled to break the seal and couldn’t get the extra goal we needed.” Offensively, the game started slow, with neither squad being able to find the back of the net for almost the first seven minutes. The action, though, would pick up, as OSU (4-1) and Denver would score twice before the end of the game’s first period. Goals from OSU freshman attacker Carter Brown, senior attacker Logan Schuss and junior midfielder Michael Italiano in the second quarter gave the Buckeyes a 5-3 lead with about five minutes to play in the first half. From that point on, though, Denver would command the rest of the game. Scoring the next five goals, and seven of the game’s final eleven, the Pioneers kept the contest out of the Buckeyes’ reach until the very last minutes. A goal from sophomore midfielder Jesse King goal with just more than a minute remaining pulled OSU within one score with the hopes of sending the game into overtime. On the ensuing faceoff, senior midfielder Trey Wilkes won the ball and gave the Buckeyes possession in the last minute. But OSU could not capitalize as a shot from King sailed high and allowed Denver to run out the remainder of the clock. Italiano, who tallied two goals Saturday, was disappointed in the loss, but admitted Denver’s defense was the difference in the game. “We had the game plan to get the ball, get down there and try to get the goal,” Italiano said regarding OSU’s last series to try and tie the contest. “We didn’t get the look we wanted, credit Denver’s defense. They showed up today and got the stop and the win.” Denver swapped out two goal keepers, one in each half, who combined for 18 saves on the day, stifling a previously hot OSU offense. Senior midfielder Dominique Alexander said he thinks the Buckeyes’ poor shooting day had more to do with the goalies’ ability than an off-day for OSU’s offense. “Sometimes you play a hot goalie, or two hot goalies in their case,” Alexander said. “We’ve got good shooters on our team and I have confidence in any one of those guys.” The Buckeyes are set to travel to Charlottesville, Va., to take on No. 9 Virginia on March 16 at 3 p.m. They will then head to Notre Dame, Ind., to face the No. 3 Fighting Irish on March 20. read more