McIlroy aims for Fedex Cup glory

first_imgRory McIlroy’s hoping home comforts will help him win golf’s PGA Fedex Cup this weekend.Victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta will see him top the money list.McIlroy’s been so desperate to be in the running that he’s played six events in seven weeks. US golfers Chris Kirk, Bill Horschel, Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan are McIlroy’s big challengers.last_img

Fire destroys historic Iron Market in Haiti

first_imgFire engulfed the Iron Market in February 2018. Fire destroyed the historic “Iron Market” in Haiti with President Jovenel Moise saying the police were already carrying out investigations to determine the cause of the blaze that destroyed a building that dates back to 1891.Several lose livelihood“The news of the Iron Market fire … saddens me a lot. I think of all those who have lost their livelihoods. Police authorities are already working to shed light on this drama,” Moise said indicating that it would cost approximately US$7-million seven to rebuild the facility.The former Commander-in-Chief of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), Mario Andrésol, said the origin of the fire of a public market in Haiti is rarely accidental.Source of fire – political or criminal“It is either political or criminal. The antagonistic groups that cluster around municipal cartels easily make it possible to go up the criminal chain. Politics is something else,” he added, while the Speaker of the Senate, Joseph Lambert, said he was disgusted and dismayed at the fire.“The Iron Market is burned. Can human beings think a crime like this?” he said, as former president Michel Martelly and former prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, also expressed their disappointment at the situation.Market dates back to 1890sAccording to residents, a pile of garbage that was set on fire vacant lot near the market, could have spread and cause the destruction of the historic market that dates back to the 1890s Former Haitian president, Florvil Hyppolite inaugurated the building in 1891 after it was shipped in pieces from Paris.The Marche en Fer, or Iron Market, market was damaged by fire in 2008 and then completely destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. It was rebuilt with international help and re-opened by former US President Bill Clinton in 2011.last_img read more

Pochettino gloomy despite Spurs’ best Premier League start

first_imgPochettino, who has been praised for nurturing a group of talented young players delivering an eye-catching style of football, has had to contend with a number of frustrations despite the bright start to the Premier League season, which has brought seven wins from nine games.Tottenham’s new stadium is facing ongoing delays, with the club announcing that the rest of their 2018 home games will be at the national stadium.And Spurs became the first club in Premier League history not to sign anyone during the summer transfer window, even though many of their players were involved in the latter stages of the World Cup.“The season so far, it’s strange because my feeling is the worst feeling I’ve had in the five years that I’ve been here,” said Pochettino.Harry Kane finally celebrates after scoring in a past Premier League game“It’s the worst. My feeling, but it’s the best start ever for the club in the Premier League. It’s strange, no?”Pochettino, who has in the past been linked with the Real Madrid job even though he is yet to win silverware, said his depressed mood dated back to events in the summer.“I am disappointed we are still waiting for the new stadium when the expectation was to be there at the beginning of the season,” he said.“I don’t know, many things happened in the summer, many things that make myself not in my best mood or best humour.”Pochettino’s main frustration on the pitch has been the lack of a killer touch. The club have reached the FA Cup semi-finals in the past two years only to be defeated by Chelsea and Manchester United.“I think, like a team, we still didn’t win nothing,” he said. “We fail but we achieve. And of course always when we arrive at like a final game, we always fail.“It’s about learning to compete. It’s about learning to be better. It’s about changing something we need to do different.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Victory at Brighton eased the pressure on Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after three straight defeatsLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 29 – Mauricio Pochettino says he feels the “worst” he has done as Tottenham manager despite guiding the club to their best-ever Premier League start as he prepares his team to take on Manchester City.The 46-year-old Argentine believes Spurs are “not showing that level to be a real contender” even though they would leapfrog the defending champions if they beat them at Wembley.last_img read more

What’s next for the Raiders without captain Bruce Irvin?

first_imgALAMEDA — When the Raiders drafted Arden Key in the third round in April, he thought he’d spend the early stages of his career learning from Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin.Instead, he never shared a field with Mack and now Irvin is gone eight games into Key’s NFL career. The rookie edge rusher out of LSU has gone from No. 3 to No. 1 only halfway through the season after Mack’s trade to the Bears and Irvin’s recent release, and the Raiders need Key and others to step up if their pass rush hopes to …last_img read more

All About Attic Venting

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Most homeowners and builders believe that attics should be vented. If you walk down to your local lumberyard and lean on the counter, the employees and nearby customers will offer a variety of opinions about why attics need to be vented. Unfortunately, it’s highly unlikely that the statements you hear will be true.Here are the four most common reasons people suggest to explain the practice of venting attics:Although attic ventilation is sometimes able to contribute in a very small way to addressing the problems on this list, there are much better solutions to all four problems than ventilation.If you plan to install insulation on your attic floor, then most building codes require that the attic be vented. (For example, see Section R806.1 of the 2015 International Residential Code.)The standard code formula requires 1 square foot of net free ventilation area for every 300 square feet of attic floor area, assuming that half of the ventilation openings are located in the lower half of the attic (generally at the soffit) and half near or at the ridge. If a roof has only soffit vents and no ridge vents, most codes require 1 square foot of net free ventilation area for every 150 square feet of attic floor area.Manufacturers of soffit vents and ridge vents usually specify the net free vent area of their products on product packaging or in specifications available online. (Researchers have shown that the net free vent areas reported by manufacturers are exaggerated, but that is a topic for another article.)If you plan to install insulation between your rafters, building codes require that the attic be sealed (unvented). The code allows you to install a ventilation channel between the underside of the roof sheathing and the top of the insulation installed between the rafters if you… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Off the Shelf: Conversations with Authors of Children’s Books

first_imgScreen shot of book coversThe Family Development Early Intervention team is always on the look-out for quality children’s books that help address some of the unique needs of military children.The following is an interview with Susan Kerner, author of Always By My Side and Mama’s Right Here.  Her own experience with loss and raising a child whose father has died inspired her to write these warm, sensitive, and touching books.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What, if any, experiences do you and/or your book’s illustrator have with the military?I have little direct contact with the military but have a cousin whose husband has served and continues to deploy on many tours in the Middle East as a Marine (though his children are high school and college age now). I have participated as a speaker with the Army SOS (Survivor Outreach Services) and have shared my books with their national and international responders. I have also been a resource for TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors) families as well as for the American Widow Project.What made you decide to write this book? Was there some incident or experience with the military that inspired you?I lost my husband due to illness when I was pregnant with our first and only child and quickly became aware of the dearth of resources and positive, non clinical, non religious books for children missing a parent. I didn’t want a book about death – I wanted my child to see herself in a book where one parent wasn’t present. I also wanted to provide her with ideas and ways in which she could feel close to her father who wasn’t physically present because we celebrate and feel close to him always – in varied ways, despite the fact that he cannot be physically with us. I wanted her to be aware of ways she is like him and can feel connected to him. AND I wanted to arm her with an explanation for when other kids asked where her dad was – I didn’t want her to feel taunted or self-conscious saying he was dead or not with us – I wanted her to feel strong and empowered with words such as, “My daddy is in me and everywhere, he’s just here in a different way!”. And it’s proven to be SOOO helpful for her. There were so many books about non-traditional families, adoption, same-sex parents, and books about the death of pets or grandparents but none that represented children who might only have one parent at home for whatever reason.When I began my blog (, I started connecting with other widowed parents. I received a lot of responses about my first book from military employees and families. I felt compelled to write a second book addressing families in which the mother was not present. In the civilian world families can suffer the death of a parent and there are many parents who are absent due to business demands. In dual military families, both parents could be deployed at the same time. My cousin has been a helpful advocate in getting the word out about my books. I have been so impressed by the supports available to military families. Sadly, in the civilian world, such a close-knit network isn’t shared.What message(s) do you hope that children and families receive as a result of reading your book?I hope readers feel that there are genuine, beautiful, unique and celebratory ways that children can channel a feeling of connection – when missing a parent. Absence whether due to a sleepover, divorce, deployment or loss does not have to mean disconnect, abandonment nor an “out of sight out of mind” response. We can celebrate, honor, cherish and feel linked to those we miss or have lost, and children can feel confident about still having a parent, whether or not they are around.Have you received any feedback from military families after they read your book, and if so, what have they said?Military families have stated that it has been very useful in comforting children who have deployed parents and miss them – and that it has been a supportive and helpful tool for children when they’ve lost a parent. Many children bring the book to school on sharing days and on special days – and it has proven to be a helpful tool for teachers and caregivers and a lovely way for kids to share their family’s story with peers and other families without the weight or ominous nature typically associated with absence or death.Are there any other books for military children that you would suggest for young children?I feel strongly that inclusion and shared experiences – military or civilian – is crucial in bringing together as much support as possible. So I encourage families when looking up my book on Amazon, or in libraries, to see which other books are recommended by buyers or that are placed in similar categories. One good book often leads to others.To learn more check out this 2013 interview with Susan Kerner from The Blaze.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, onTwitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

JRU recovers from loss, turns back Perpetual

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal Unversity bounced back from its debilitating loss to Lyceum and held back University of Perpetual Help, 70-56, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers improved to 4-1 with their lone loss coming against the Pirates, 95-87, last May 22 that saw their three-game win streak stopped.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP More scoring options in Flying V lessen burden for Jeron Teng For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Teytey Teodoro splashed home five three-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points to lead JRU.JRU head coach Vergel Meneses said their loss against the Pirates was a wakeup call for his team who got a bit complacent after defeating reigning UAAP champions La Salle, 95-81, in the opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“This is a wakeup call for us because they started to think that they can beat anyone, we beat the no.1 collegiate team in the Philippines,” said Meneses as they settled for the second spot in Group B. “They thought that every game will be the same.”Ervin Grospe also finished in double digits for the Heavy Bombers as he put up 12 points and five rebounds. MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Genmar Ylagan had 13 points to lead the 2-3 Altas.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio not just another game

first_imgSolskjaer retains magic touch at Man United with another win But Leonard’s first game in San Antonio since being traded to Toronto along with Danny Green for DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl has more significance than just another regular season gamePopovich once deemed the franchise belonged to the 6-foot-7 MVP candidate with the impending departure of the Big Three — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. But Leonard’s unhappiness and request for a trade stunned the organization.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“Give me some popcorn, I just want to watch it,” Spurs veteran LaMarcus Aldridge quipped Wednesday. “If I can just get some popcorn and watch it, I would, but I might have to play.”It’s easier to joke about the pending reunion because there was nothing funny about the breakup. Leonard sat out all but nine games last season with a right quadriceps injury that first flared up prior to training camp. The diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the injury created unrepairable tension between Leonard and the Spurs.Neither side has offered any details on the saga — a stance that continues.“You move on in life,” Popovich said. “We’re not going to redo what’s happened in the past in any way shape or form. That’s of no consequence at this point and it does no good to go backwards and talk about this, that or the other.”Leonard still speaks like he plays for the Spurs even though he is no longer in San Antonio. Like Popovich, Leonard views Thursday’s matchup as another game and another chance to improve.“It’s going to be fun,” Leonard said. “Everybody’s anticipating the game. Things like that only get me better for the long run, so it’s going to be a good game.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Five months later, DeRozan said he hadn’t thought much about the matchup against his former team.“Emotional? I don’t know, I never experienced an emotional game,” DeRozan said. “I couldn’t answer your questions about it right now. I don’t feel like it’s going to be an emotional game, but that’s right now.”Said Popovich: “A lot of people, because of the trade, will add fuel to it and try to make it this, that and the other, and that’s fine. But for us, it’s about just trying to get better, create better habits on both ends of the floor. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing. Those are the goals every game.”Aldridge agrees with his teammate and coach — to a point.“It’s emotional for sure, I’ve been there,” the Spurs forward said. “I wasn’t on the end kind of how (DeRozan’s trade) went down. I left a team, and it was not good blood there.“I can’t speak for him, but I know it’s definitely not just another game, for sure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The trade is working out well for both teams — for now.Leonard is averaging career highs in points (27.3) and rebounds (8.2). DeRozan is having his best season for rebounds (5.9) and assists (6.3) and his 22.9 points per game is within range of his career high of 23.5 points.Toronto (28-11) has spent most of the season atop the Eastern Conference but is currently second behind Milwaukee (26-10) based on winning percentage.San Antonio (21-17) has rallied from a poor start to win 10 of its last 13 to close within 4 1/2 games of the top spot in the West.While the parties involved may have moved on, many Spurs fans have not. Leonard is expected to be booed heavily during the game, but Popovich hopes that is not the case.“I don’t speak for other people, but I hope that we’ll treat everybody with kindness and respect,” Popovich said. “We always have in the past, so we’ll see.”Leonard spent his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Spurs after being acquired from Indiana in a draft-day trade. So, his departure is personal to many fans in San Antonio.“I hope they react just as well and the same that they do with any other ex-teammate that comes back,” Spurs guard Patty Mills said. “He’s been a great teammate, a great friend to me, he deserves that. I’m hoping that it will be a warm welcome back to San Antonio, a place where he has won a championship and grew up here and people have treated him well.”Healing is an emotion DeRozan can understand.When the trade was first announced, DeRozan posted on social media that he felt “betrayed” by the Toronto organization. In the subsequent weeks following the trade, DeRozan said he wanted to gain revenge against the Raptors and that he had circled Thursday’s game “twice” on the league schedule. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates with forward Pascal Siakam (43) after defeating the Chicago Bulls during NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Ontario, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)SAN ANTONIO — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is downplaying the significance of Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio.As usual, Leonard isn’t saying much.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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