Ghana Under-23 football team, the Black Meteors on Sunday whipped Jr. Lone Star 2-0 in the first leg of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Olympics qualifiers in Tamale, Ghana.A goal was scored in each half with the second goal being praised by the Communication Director of Liberia Football Association (LFA), Henry Flomo, who is in Ghana.“65 min., a beautiful set-piece put Ghana up by 2-0,” Flomo wrote on Facebook.Flomo blamed the defeat of the U-23 Lone Star over the late arrival in Ghana.“Liberia has lost by 2-0. Good composure, good timing, but lack of zest and hunger. Connection between the middle and forward was wanting,” Flomo noted on Facebook. Maybe fatigue and strategy took advantage of the U23,” he wrote.According to the narration, the U-23 Lone Star arrived in Accra, Ghana on Sunday early morning and waited for connecting flight to go to Tamale, the northern Region of Ghana.“The Liberian delegation has retired at its final destination in Tamale, northern Ghana after a 45 minute AntraAir flight from Accra between 7-8am,” Flomo added. “Coach Thomas Kojo has made sure his boys get a rest for the tiny time in between now and game time at 3:30pm local time; head of delegation, Commissioner Andy Quamie, is sorting out formalities leading to the match, including technical meeting.”However, knowing of the time of arrival and fatigue, Coach Thomas Kojo told Ghana’s Adom FM Radio that though his side (U-23 Lone Star) was punished, they were happy with the team’s performance.If the Black Meteors won again on Friday, they would meet Congo Brazzaville, and then with Nigeria.Meanwhile, the U-23 Lone Star is expected to play her home game also in Tamale, Ghana.The Ghana Football Association consented to serve as neutral ground for the Black Meteors to play in Ghana owing to the delocalization of football in the country, because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus Disease (EVD).Liberia’s delegation: Goalkeepers: Jemeriah Sekey (Fassell FC), Tommy Songo (LISCR FC), Allington Sengbeh (BYC).Defenders: Fred Fofana (Watanga), Raymond Fransah (MC Breweries), Alvin Macarnel (BYC), Darkar Kollie (Jubilee), Alycious Sinujla- (Fassell FC), Marlee Roberts (LPRC Oilers), Prince Kennedy (LPRC Oilers), Albert Nimely (Fassell FC).Mid-Fielders: Abraham Barshall (LISCR FC), Stephen Seameh (LISCR FC), Oscar Dorley ( MC Breweries), Prince Saydee (BYC), Elijah Clarke – Fassell FC, Sunnyboy Dolo (Nimba United), Continenta Queejay- (LPRC Oilers), Cooper Gaypia – (University of Mt. Olive in the USA).Strikers: Van -Dave Harmond (BYC), Herron Scarla Berrian (Platanias Chania in Greece), Sporo Somah (Sewe Sport in Ivory Coast); Officials: Thomas Kojo – Head Coach, Janjay Jacobs – Deputy Coach, Jaydeh Donyan Brown – Administrative Manager, Agnes Togbah – Medic and Sunnyboy Mason – Care taker; Andy Quarmie, head of delegation and Henry Flomo – Media Officer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AS awkward TV moments go, this one took some beating.Kevin Cassidy, double All-Star winner and some-time commentator/pundit for TG4 was standing on O’Donnell Park as a telly colleague starts interviewing Jim McGuinness.What – enquired the TG4 reporter – about Cassidy? Would be be returning to the fold? The Gaoth Dobhair man was three feet away, head looking down to the ground, feet shifting from side to side. It was difficult to work out who was more embarrassed – McGuinness or Cassidy.“Kevin made his decision and that’s it. That was 2011 and this is 2012,” McGuinness said.“We have to move on now. He made his comments on Friday night and they are what they are. From my point of view we have dealt with the issue.”McGuinness was responding to Cassidy’s declaration on Friday that he had retired from inter-county football. Today at O’Donnell Park Donegal were seriously missing other star performers who are still in the fold.“We’re very disappointed with the performance and our energy levels,” McGuinness said afterwards.“We missed Michael (Murphy) and Colm (McFadden) a lot in the full-forward line. There’s a lot of work but at least they showed a lot of heart to try and get back into it.“Laois are a physically strong team and they put a lot of emphasis on that, while our three biggest players are Michael, Colm and Christy Toye and when you take them out of your team then it has an impact.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily AWKWARD OR WHAT? TG4 QUIZ McGUINNESS AS CASSIDY STANDS JUST FEET AWAY was last modified: February 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Jim McGuinnessKevin CassidyTG4
A multiple award-winning documentary which highlights the injustices and inequality of EU fishing regulations is to be screened to members of Dáil Éireann later today. Atlantic, was directed by Richie O’Donnell and was narrated by Irish acting legend Brendan Gleeson.Atlantic follows the fortunes of three fishing communities in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of industrial over-fishing, oil exploration and ecological collapse in their waters. Jerry Early, a fisherman from Arranmore Island stars in this informative and engaging film which really hits home the hardship that so many fishermen and fishing communities have suffered due to the draconian measures put in place by the EU.Pelagic freezer-trawlers, also known as super-trawlers due to their vast size – are allowed to overfish in our waters, while small fishermen are denied the chance to the same.Which ultimately forces them to stop fishing – and they’re no longer able to make a living from the fishing industry. Members of Dáil Éireann have been invited to a special Dáil screening of Atlantic in the Dáil AV Room on later today at 5pm.A Q&A session will be held afterwards and will include the film’s director Richie O’Donnell (The Pipe, 2010) and fishermen who feature in the film.A letter to Dáil members said, “Some of you have already attended the screenings held throughout 23 counties and in the EU Parliament since last April.“Even if you have already seen the film, we hope that you will avail of this one-off opportunity to attend a parliamentary screening, to learn about the issues raised in the film, and to lend your voice and that of your constituents to the discussion about Ireland’s offshore resources of fish and fossil fuels.“In the context of Brexit, the struggles faced by coastal and island communities in particular have taken on a new relevance.“The documentary will soon air on RTÉ 1 television. We hope that you will avail of this unique opportunity to view the film before its national broadcast.” Documentary starring Arranmore fisherman to be screened to members of Dáil Éireann was last modified: November 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)
Donegal Chef Brian McDermott and his family have revealed that they will be starring in a heartwarming TV programme which will air on RTE One in two week’s time.Chef Brian of The Foyle Hotel Moville is used to being in front of the cameras in his TV cooking demonstrations and as a local food ambassador. But this time, the entire McDermott family have opened their home up to RTE crews for an appearance in Raised by the Village. The reality series sees city teenagers moving out to the Irish countryside to get a good healthy dose of rural life.On Sunday 13th October, we will see 14-year-old Dublin girl Amber leaving her social-media obsessed world to visit Moville and stay with Brian, his wife Brenda and their teenage daughters Niamh and Aoife.Chef Brian McDermott with his daughters Niamh and Aoife and Amber from Dublin during the filming of Raised by the Village. Photo: Brian McDermottAmber’s social media obsession was causing her serious problems. She could spend up to 18 hours a day on her phone, scrolling through Instagram and comparing herself to online images of perfection. Amber’s mum was worried about seeing her once bubbly daughter become sullen and withdrawn, so she decided to send her to the village to hopefully learn how to reconnect with her true self.The McDermotts welcomed Amber with open arms when the episode was filmed in June. She spent a busy, phone-free week with the family enjoying the great Donegal seaside and getting hands-on in the Foyle Hotel kitchen. No phones! Chef Brian McDermott with his daughters Niamh and Aoife and Amber from Dublin during the filming of Raised by the Village. Photo: Brian McDermottNiamh and Aoife know all about the value of part-time jobs and spend their summers working in all aspects of the family hotel. In the show, Amber joins the girls at work to get an eye-opening experience of hospitality, cooking and of life without a phone.Chef Brian McDermott filming Raised by the Village in Moville. Photo: Brian McDermottLooking ahead to the programme air date, Chef Brian McDermott said it was a great experience for his family to host Amber and take part in the show.“It was a heart-warming experience and it benefitted us and Amber. She left us happy and said it really changed her,” he said.Watch Raised By the Village on RTE One on Sunday 13th October at 6.30pm.Chef Brian and family open their home to a special visitor – and TV cameras! was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Chef Brian McDermottmovilleraised by the villageRTE Onethe foyle hotel
Eureka >> With school set to begin and preseason practices two months away, College of the Redwoods has had to find a new head women’s basketball coach even before its previous one even coached a game.Former Humboldt State assistant DJ Broome, who was named the Corsairs’ head coach back in mid-April, has accepted a job to be the No. 1 assistant to Pat Fuscaldo at Sonoma State University. And as a result, CR decided to stay in-house for its replacement, naming Jain Tuey as its new coach, …
As the landscape around our building site disappears under a rare blanket of snow, the sheathing on our houses has been disappearing under a thick layer of exterior mineral-wool insulation. Known as Comfortboard IS, this insulation has impressed us with its green virtues, versatility, and price.Made in Canada by Roxul, Comfortboard is one product in a line of “stone wool” products that combine the power of rock with the characteristics of insulation wool. Originally inspired by the way wind spins molten lava into fibrous material during a volcanic eruption, stone wool is fire-, mold- and insect-resistant. It’s also water-repellent. This latter feature is attractive in the Pacific Northwest, where building tends to happen year ’round despite the weather.Comfortboard also has excellent thermal properties. The 2 inches of Roxul we installed will add R-8.4 to our walls. (Comfortboard is also available in thinner and thicker boards).Exterior insulation keeps the sheathing warmWhile our staggered stud wall has less thermal bridging than many standard walls, the 2×10 top and bottom plates and rim joists do have some. This exterior insulation helps reduce heat loss in those places and brings the weakest parts of the wall (aside from windows and doors) up to R-20. (The 2×10 wall plates have an R-value of about R-11.6, and 2 inches of Roxul has an R-value of R-8.4.) This level of insulation is better than the average for most 2×6 stud wall systems. Shannon Cowan and Patrick Walshe are building an energy efficient, multi-family house in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. They chronicle this and other adventures in sustainable family living at their blog, A Green Hearth. RELATED ARTICLES Installing Mineral Wool Insulation Over Exterior Wall SheathingMineral Wool Boardstock Insulation Gains GroundWrapping an Older House with Rock Wool InsulationWindwashing in Exterior Mineral WoolGBA Product Guide: Roxul Mineral Wool Insulation Batts Residential Insulated Sheathing – Design Guide Roxul Report: Fastener Guidelines Roxul: Cladding Attachment and Support Structural Testing of Screws Through Thick Exterior InsulationQ&A: Fastening methods for Roxul ComfortBoard IS Q&A: Installing outie windows with 2-inch exterior Roxul board Q&A: Mineral wool exterior insulation, humidity, and windwashing Most of our wall assembly has a higher R-value, of course. The walls will have 9 1/4 inches of cellulose insulation (R-32) plus the exterior mineral wool insulation, for a total of about R-40.Mounted on the exterior like rigid foam, Comfortboard mineral wool has the added benefit of allowing walls to dry out to the exterior (research on this topic is available at the Building Science Corporation website). It helps prevent condensation on the inside of the sheathing by keeping it warm most of the time. (You can use some rules of thumb to figure out what R-value you should have on the exterior of the sheathing — the information is available in an article titled Calculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam Sheathing — though the minimum thicknesses listed for foam are not as vital for mineral wool, which is more vapor-permeable than rigid foam.)Comfortboard is made of natural, inorganic materials and has a high recycled content. The manufacturer has invested deeply in emission reductions and other green initiatives that help offset the energy used during production. Mineral wool generally has a minimum recycled content of 75%, making products in this category a nice alternative to petroleum-based foams and their greenhouse-warming blowing agents and flame retardants.Recently, some green builders have expressed concerns over reports that Roxul mineral wool products may contain formaldehyde. When we sent an inquiry to Roxul about the formaldehyde question, a company spokesperson responded, “Although a formaldehyde-based organic binder is used during manufacturing, a high-temperature curing phase virtually eliminates volatile compounds. The result is no measurable free-form formaldehyde in the final product and no volatile organic compounds that can off-gas.”Initial installation concernsInitially we were concerned that installation would be tricky due to the softer nature of the Comfortboard. It’s less rigid than foam; its compressive strength is about 5 psi, compared to 25 to 30 psi for common types of rigid foam. It truly feels like a thick wool blanket.Our builders shared some of the same concerns. Gerard Dubenski of Big Coast Construction, working with Penbay Construction in Nanaimo, British Columbia, led the crew who installed the product. None of them had ever used Roxul Comfortboard before. “Comfortboard is softer than foam, but we found that cap nails helped to consistently prop out the strapping at the required distance from the sheathing,” he said when interviewed at our building site.Dubenski and his crew attached the insulation with 2 1/2 inch cap nails tapped in by hand until they were flush with the surface of the Comfortboard. They installed these nails in vertical rows over the studs, which are 16 inches on center. The vertical spacing between nails was 24 inches, so that each 2’ x 4’ piece of Comfortboard (installed with the 4-foot dimension running horizontally) had one nail per stud.In addition to securing the Comfortboard, the nails helped to mark the studs for later installation of the rainscreen strapping (which was anchored to the studs).Adjusting the furring strips to be sure they’re plumb and co-planarWhen adding the 1×4 strapping over the Comfortboard, Dubenski and crew placed one screw at the top and and once screw at the bottom of each furring strip, and then checked it with a long level to be sure it was plumb before adding the remaining screws. “Once we got the hang of it, we didn’t need to fiddle around much backing screws out,” Dubenski said. “We also took care when installing the fiber-cement siding to make a few adjustments.”Now that the installation of the Comfortboard is almost complete (and with more than half of the siding on), Dubenski has a better understanding of the product. He cites a few challenges that arose when mounting boxes for penetrations through the wall. “We installed solid wood backing in places as needed, such as around doors where we wanted to install security screws,” he says. “Now that we’ve worked with it, I can only see it as being easier and easier because we have worked out methods for using it.”Dubenski sees many benefits to mineral wool. “We liked it more than foam. It was easier to cut with a large utility knife or bread knife. We also took pieces [of mineral wool] and submerged them in the pond as a test, because we were so worried about the wall being soggy. The water beaded off. As it turns out, the Roxul will actually help keep the wall dry.”Dubenski recommends the product for a variety of applications, including renovation jobs where the siding is stripped and the owner wants more insulation. “You could do it from the outside without any inside mess. I was definitely skeptical at first, but I am sold on it now. I will definitely use it again.”What about window flashing?Because Comfortboard is made from fuzzy mineral wool, it’s difficult to attach tape or peel-and-stick to its surface. For this reason, our builder and architect advised us to install “picture-frame” strips of 2-inch-thick XPS foam around each window — just enough to nail the window flanges to, and to provide a surface for sealing the rough openings with peel and stick membrane.We’ll provide further details on our approach to window flashing in an upcoming blog.It won’t rot and it won’t support moldAs owners who have watched the construction progress, we have been impressed by the versatility of Comfortboard IS. Its green points are important to us. The product’s affordability adds to its appeal, since it costs about the same as XPS foam.“I’m a fan of mineral wool because it doesn’t settle, doesn’t rot even if continually wetted, is fireproof, and won’t support mold or bugs,” summed up Albert Rooks. (Rooks was quoted in Scott Gibson’s article, “Choosing a Cost-Effective Wall System.”) “It’s like a little piece if the Canadian Rockies (since it’s made of Canadian basalt) covering your house, and nearly as durable.”Not that we need convincing: with this rare snowfall, we can see some of the benefits first hand. And we look forward to enjoying the other benefits down the road.
World number one players Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka will head the list of seeded players in the draws for the London Olympics’ tennis tournament.The draw will be held at Wimbledon on Thursday for the star-packed tennis competition beginning on Saturday, Xinhua reports.Each of the singles tournaments has 64 competitors, with 16 seeds based on the world rankings of June 11.Reigning Wimbledon champion Federer aims to win his first Olympic singles medal, having captured men’s doubles gold with Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Second-ranked Novak Djokovic is the defending bronze medallist and fourth-ranked Andy Murray looks to win a medal on home soil.Reigning gold medallist Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw from the event with knee tendinitis.In women’s category, Belarussian Azarenka will lead the pack of top ten players in the prestigious event to be held at All England Club.The doubles events will each contain 32 teams, with eight seeded pairs selected at the discretion of the International Tennis Federation(ITF).If there are two players or doubles teams from the same National Olympic Committee(NOC) in any event, they will be drawn in opposite halves of the draw. If there are three or four players or teams from the same NOC, they will be drawn into different quarters of the draw.The draw for the 16-team mixed doubles, based on the rankings of June 11, will be held on July 31.Players can only enter the mixed doubles event if they are competing in at least one of the other four events.advertisement