first_img News PHOTO: TWITTER @AZADESSA Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom ChinaSouth AfricaAsia – PacificAfrica Media independence InternetFreedom of expression June 7, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaSouth AfricaAsia – PacificAfrica Media independence InternetFreedom of expression Receive email alerts to go further Organisation center_img RSF_en South African journalist and columnist Azad Essa denounced on Thursday, September 6th, the sudden end of his column “At the World’s End” on the South African second largest media group Independent Media, known online as IOL, following a story condemning the persecution of Uyghurs in China. According to explanation provided by the management team of IOL, a “redesign of the newspaper” would have made it necessary to immediately stop the chronicle and to replace the journalist.This pretext in all likelihood conceals the media’s desire not to displease its Chinese investors; in reality, 20% of IOL is controlled by China-Africa Private Development Fund (CADFUND) and China International Television Corporation (CITVC).RSF denounces such a serious attack on the editorial independence of an online daily. “In a democracy like South Africa, it is not acceptable that the editorial line depends on the nationality of its investors, decries Cédric Alviani, director of RSF East Asia Office. “This example reflects Beijing’s growing influence outside its borders as it seeks to impose a new world media order, by which journalistic ethics and citizens’ right to information would be excluded.”In South Africa, Chinese group StarTimes has become the majority shareholder of the satellite television provider Top TV. In Senegal, national daily Le Soleil distributes Chinafrique, which is published by Chinese national magazine Beijing Review, without charge. In Europe, according to a survey by Bloomberg News, China has invested nearly 3 billion euros in equity interests in various media outlets in the past decade.China occupies the bottom of the 2018 RSF World Press Freedom Index (176th out of 180 countries). A columnist with Independent Media, the South African second largest media group partially controlled by Chinese investors, denounced the sudden end of his column after publishing an article critical of China. June 10, 2021 Find out more In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival News Help by sharing this information News September 18, 2018 – Updated on September 21, 2018 South Africa: Journalist loses column after publishing an article critical of China June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img He will be in the dugout as Southampton look to protect their 3-0 first-leg advantage but assistant Erwin Koeman will take the post-match press conference, when he will no doubt face questions over his brother’s injury. Press Association Sport understands Koeman has been advised to have his ruptured Achilles operated on as soon as possible, meaning he could miss Sunday’s Premier League opener against Newcastle. Ronald Koeman is to go under the knife after rupturing his Achilles but the Southampton manager will be on the bench against Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday. The Dutchman sustained the injury towards the end of training at the GelreDome on the eve of Saints’ Europa League third qualifying round second leg. The incident saw Koeman leave Arnhem behind the team coach in a van, which he boarded on crutches with his foot in a protective boot – aids that will be needed again on Thursday. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_img…has one hand on titleKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Three-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars beat Jamaica Scorpions in a nerve-jangling contest here Saturday, to increase their lead at the top of the standings and virtually assure themselves of a fourth straight title in the Regional Four-Day Championship.Set a 136 for victory at Sabina Park on the third day, Jaguars stumbled and stuttered their way to their target, before achieving victory 45 minutes before the scheduled close, when tail-ender Veerasammy Permaul (10 not out) turned off-spinner John Campbell into the on-side for a single.The run chase was carried by opener Chandrapaul Hemraj who top-scored with 40 while Keemo Paul got 21, but Jaguars collapsed from 64 for two to 84 for six as they lost four wickets for 22 runs in quick time.Paul, who counter-attacked lashing three sixes in 11-ball cameo, put on a crucial 30 for the seventh wicket with Permaul to edge Jaguars closer to their target.Drama ensued, however, when Paul was stumped off left-arm spinner and captain Nikita Miller. And with only nine runs added, veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul was caught close-in off by Fabien Allen for 16 looking to work Miller away on the leg-side.The double success for Miller left Jagurs tottering on 123 for eight, handing Scorpions a huge chance to snatch a late win.But Brandon King dropped Gudakesh Motie (6 not out) at second slip in a critical miss for Scorpions and he remained with Permaul to see Jaguars to their sixth win of the season.Miller was the best bowler with four for 64 to end with an eight-wicket match haul.Earlier, Scorpions were dismissed for 212 in their second innings after resuming from their overnight 167 for five.Opener Assad Fudadin added nine to his overnight 61 before falling lbw to left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer, after facing 192 balls all told and striking seven boundaries.He extended his sixth wicket stand with wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas to 39 before becoming the first casualty of the day.Thomas lasted 118 deliveries and hit four fours before going bowled by Paul, as Scorpions lost their last four wickets for 19 runs.Left-arm spinner Motie finished with four for 39 while Paul picked up two for 33.SCORPIONS 1st Innings 106Jaguars 1st Innings 183Scorpions 2nd Innings(overnight 167 for five)J Campbell c Paul b Motie 62A Fudadin lbw b Reifer 70J Blackwood run out 9B King b Motie 0P Palmer run out 10F Allen b Permaul 4+A Thomas b Paul 36D Green c Johnson b Motie 0*N Miller not out 4D Jacobs c Persaud b Motie 0R Leveridge lbw b Paul 0Extras (b5, lb4, nb8) 17TOTAL (all out, 80.5 overs) 212Fall of wickets: 1-112, 2-127, 3-133, 4-149, 5-153, 6-192, 7-193, 8-197, 9-212, 10-212.Bowling: Paul 13.5-3-33-2, Joseph 3-0-27-0, Reifer 13-4-26-1, Johnson 2-0-16-0, Permaul 23-3-62-1, Motie 26-9-39-4.JAGUARS 2nd Innings (target: 136 runs)C Hemraj c wkp Thomas b Green 40V Singh lbw b Leveridge 3*L Johnson c King b Campbell 16A Persaud b Jacobs 7S Chanderpaul c Allen b Miller 16+A Bramble c wkp Thomas b Miller 3R Reifer lbw b Miller 6K Paul st Thomas b Miller 21V Permaul not out 10G Motie not out 6Extras (b7, lb1) 8TOTAL (8 wkts, 58.3 overs) 136Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-48, 3-64, 4-72, 5-76, 6-84, 7-114, 8-123.Bowing: Leveridge 8-3-7-1, Miller 19-7-64-4, Campbell 20.3-6-37-1, Green 4-2-6-1, Jacobs 7-1-14-1.last_img read more


first_imgMiramar police say the truck belonging to a missing mother has been found in Hollywood.Leila Cavett’s son was found wandering alone in Miramar on Sunday morning, but she was nowhere to be found.Miramar police say Cavett had recently traveled to Florida from Alabama, and that her last known location was possibly in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. Highway 441.Police are actively searching for Cavett and are concerned for her safety and well-being.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Miramar Police Department at (954) 602-4000 and press 0 for communications.last_img


first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The sidewalk was buzzing on Friday afternoon as people lined up to sample a treat at the borough’s newest ice cream store.Nicholas Creamery, located between a cinema and a coffee shop, offers a variety of artisanal ice cream, with small-batch offerings crafted by hand from locally sourced, all-natural ingredients.Owner Nicholas Harary has made his reputation in the restaurant industry, operating one of the most lavish eateries in Monmouth County, Restaurant Nicholas in Middletown. But on this day the revered chef was expanding his brand with gourmet take-away cups, cones and milkshakes.“This is where I live. These are my friends and neighbors and it’s very special to be able to serve them in this fashion and bring smiles to their faces,” said Harary, with emotion, about the hundreds of borough students, teachers, parents and neighbors who filled the lobby.Just as Restaurant Nicholas promises a unique and upscale dining experience, Nicholas Creamery wants to deliver big and bold flavors using basic ingredients like milk, cream, eggs and sugar.“It was important to us, if we were going to do this, that we serve a pure product that tastes great,” said Jodie Edwards, Harary’s business partner for the last decade. “We both have kids. We both have discussions with friends and family who are concerned about what’s in their kids’ food,” Edwards added.On Friday, conventional flavors like Valrhona chocolate, Tahitian vanilla, mint chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk and salted caramel were popular with customers.More daring flavors include a Scoop of Sunshine, a blend of lemon ice cream, graham crackers and white chocolate pearls; The Goat, comprised of goat cheese ice cream, roasted strawberries and balsamic reduction; as well as a limited time offering named Hudson Cafe Coffee Crunch, a collaborative effort between the creamery and the longtime Atlantic Highlands coffee shop.According to the staff, the customer favorite seemed to be Kentucky Dreaming, a recipe which includes Nicholas Reserve Four Roses Bourbon and brown sugar.Cups of ice cream range from $3.50 to $5.25. Add a dollar more for cones, and 50 cents for toppings. Sundaes and milkshakes are $7.50.“We’re excited about having this place here and think it’s great,” said Andrew Salsano of Atlantic Highlands, who ventured to the creamery with his wife and three-year-old son. “We frequent the Restaurant Nicholas from time to time and we’re a big fan of what they do over there. So if there’s a new place in town to get ice cream, we’re really happy it’s being run by Nicholas.”According to Harary, operating a fine dining establishment like Restaurant Nicholas over the last 20 years has been a labor of love but a laborious process nonetheless for all of his trusted staff and employees.Nicholas Creamery, however, is a platform for Harary, Edwards and Restaurant Nicholas pastry chef Kelly Kennedy to take a step back from the fast-paced and high-intensity realm of upscale food service.“We love what we do over at the restaurant but it’s so serious all the time,” Harary said. “It’s a place for special events and occasions where people expect to have a certain experience. But the creamery is a place where we can have some fun and experiment with new ideas and get our families involved in the creative process.”Harary’s eight-year-old daughter Juliana has already made her mark on Nicholas Creamery as a flavor designer; customers can expect to see a Spongebob Squarepants-themed creation with caramelized pineapples coming soon.“This is certainly a creative outlet for myself, Jodie and Kelly,” Harary said. “Especially for Kelly. She loves ice cream. People love to buy our ice cream at the restaurant, so we’ve always talked about selling it, but we didn’t want to sell pints out of the restaurant. So now Kelly is working double duty, making ice cream in the mornings here, before taking care of her pastry duties at night.”The First Avenue location is the first of two Nicholas Creamery sites. A second shop will be opening later this summer in Edwards’ hometown of Fair Haven at 586 River Road.“We’ve been discussing this idea for years,” Edwards said. “And it’s very special for us to have a model that includes locations in the communities we live in. We want to be active in our communities. We want Nicholas Creamery to be the place our friends and family can come after a school event or a baseball game. We want to have fun with our neighbors and this is great way to do it.”Nicholas Creamery is located at 84 First Avenue. June hours will be Monday through Friday, 3-10 p.m.; weekends noon-10 p.m.This article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgAfter beating the Utah Jazz on a last-second tip-in earlier this season, the Warriors fell to the Jazz 108-103 in Salt Lake City Wednesday.The loss, which drops the Warriors to third in the rough-and-tumble Western Conference, was their third this month and second in five games.Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 32 points, Kevin Durant — after a tough first half — chipped in 30, but Klay Thompson, Jonas Jerebko, and Draymond Green had rough offensive games against one of the NBA’s best …last_img


first_imgEmirates has launched a luxury private jet service for those who don’t think its first class is good enough.The luxurious chariot is a 110-seat Airbus A319 which is fitted out for just 19 passengers in two main zones.The first area is a wide dining and executive lounge at the front of the aircraft designed to seat up to 12 passengers, combining a work area and a rest zone with two large sofas surrounding four mechanically-activated tables and two 42” HD LCD screens.Second distinct area comprises 10 Private Suites each featuring a fully lie flat seat and a 32” HD LCD screen.The suites are complemented by a large and elegant Shower Spa, equipped with a full-height shower, featured innovations like a floor heating system, decorative serigraphy on mirrors and marble accents, as well as luxury, all-natural skincare products.The plane is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including Emirates’ award winning in-flight entertainment (ICE) with up to 1,500 channels of on-demand entertainment, as well as a live TV, video conferencing facilities and high-speed internet and mobile phone connectivity.The personalised service for customers includes booking an aircraft at short notice and a premium chauffeur drive service.Emirates support the A319 with a dedicated team of experienced in-flight crew and ground staff.last_img read more


first_img9 July 2013 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has instructed Eskom to work tirelessly to ensure that South Africa’s security of electricity supply is not compromised by the delay in the completion of the country’s new Medupi coal-fired power station. Medupi, under construction in Limpopo province, was unlikely to deliver its first power to the country’s grid by the end of this year as planned, state power company Eskom said on Monday. Medupi’s unit 6, the first of Medupi’s six 800 MW units, was due to deliver its first power to the grid by December 2013. A more realistic target for the first synchronisation of unit 6 to the grid was the second half of 2014, Eskom said. Gigaba has instructed Eskom to provide him with mitigation strategies to ensure an uninterrupted electricity supply given these delays. Eskom CEO Brian Dames said on Monday: “The power system will remain tight, as we have said, and we are working to put initiatives in place. We remain determined to keep the lights on, with the help of all South Africans. This is being done with support from government.” Eskom has been engaging with contractors Hitachi and Alstom to resolve critical technical issues regarding the welding on the station’s boilers and the control and instrumentation systems for its units. The government had “noted the interventions that the Eskom board and executive management have put in place to ensure that there is no further delay to the delivery of power to the grid,” the Department of Public Enterprises said in a follow-up statement on Monday. “Following Minister Gigaba’s instruction, the Eskom board has established a sub-committee focusing on the mega projects which includes Medupi, Kusile, Ingula and 765 transmission lines. The board sub-committee is to closely monitor progress and to report to the minister regularly of any emerging risks that may require his attention and intervention.” Following Gigaba’s concern about the dual role played by Eskom’s finance director as the group capital executive, Eskom’s board has also agreed to split the roles, appointing a new executive for group capital as a matter of urgency to ensure close monitoring of the build programme. Meanwhile, the Department of Public Enterprises said tough action would be taken against those responsible for delaying the launch of the Medupi power station. Gigaba’s spokesperson, Mayihlome Tshwete, said on Monday that contractors who have failed to deliver could be fined or forced to pay back some of the money. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more


first_imgOur expert’s opinionHere’s what GBA technical director Peter Yost had to say:In any climate, getting that attic-roof air barrier continuous is job number one. And that is, of course, much, much easier if continuous rigid insulation topside is possible. The topside rigid insulation addresses the thermal bridging at roof framing and also warms everything to its interior (in the winter).Following the 30% rule (30% of the total roof assembly R-value is in the exterior rigid insulation) means avoiding any serious risk of condensation within the roof assembly, regardless of the vapor and air permeability of the cavity insulation and the vapor permeability of layers to the interior of the roof framing cavity. In fact, selection of interior layers with relatively high vapor permeability means good drying potential of the roof assembly to the interior.But this configuration does eliminate soffit-to-ridge ventilation at the vulnerable existing roof sheathing, so getting that roof-attic air barrier continuous becomes that much more important. It is possible to add soffit-to-ridge ventilation topside of the new nailbase sheathing for the new cladding, but this also adds to the depth of the new roof assembly, challenging eave and fascia aesthetics.So where does the bulk water barrier (the roofing underlayment) go when you add topside exterior rigid insulation? It always makes sense to “warm” that membrane by locating it under the new rigid insulation — but it also makes sense to locate the water barrier layer where it is easiest to connect it to the flashing protecting any roof penetrations.I must admit that I have never used rigid mineral wool or fiberglass insulation board on the exterior side of roof sheathing, but I am attracted to the hygrothermal performance and environmental profile of these types of rigid insulation. In my neck of the woods, these materials are pretty challenging to use, because they are hard to source and expensive. And of course, the air permeability of these rigid insulation boards means that you can’t tape them as your continuous air barrier system.In summary, select the materials for your new roof assembly that yield the most continuous air and thermal and bulk water barriers while also providing the best overall drying potential and lowest environmental impact.Does this sound like I am avoiding actual full specs for this roof assembly? You bet! There are enough possible combinations that prescribing performance is not really possible. Joe Watson lives in a three-story 1993 house in Richmond, Virgina, with a walkup attic, part of which he’d like to turn into living space. The question is how.“I am looking to insulate all the rafters and bring the HVAC into semi-conditioned space,” he writes in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “I would get a minisplit system for the 20×20 room that would be drywalled in on the third floor. (The rest of the attic space would be left unfinished with a fire barrier of the insulation).”He’s been told that R-30 will be adequate for his Climate Zone 4 home, and Watson so far is looking at two insulation options: fiberglass batts and spray foam.“If I go fiberglass, I would attach 2x4s to the 2×8 rafters to give me a space of 10.75 inches to add insulation and leave a gap for a vent from soffit to ridge,” Watson says. “If I go spray foam (professionally done only) I am unsure on open-cell vs. closed-cell in my climate zone. Two of the three quotes I got said open-cell, but could do closed-cell for more $$$ (shocker). I get my third quote tomorrow.“After reading so many posts/blogs/articles, I am lost on the open-cell vs. closed-cell question for my area,” he continues. “We get really hot in the summer, and, last winter hit the low teens at night (unusual, though). Any thoughts?”That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Green Basics: Insulation ChoicesOpen-Cell Spray Foam and Damp Roof SheathingIt’s OK to Skimp On Insulation, Icynene SaysInstalling Fiberglass RightCreating a Conditioned AtticHow to Install Rigid Foam On Top of Roof SheathingHow to Build an Insulated Cathedral Ceiling Watson could use either open-cell or closed-cell spray foam insulation, Holladay adds, but he should be aware of “deceptive” sales pitches from spray-foam contractors.“It’s common for these contractors to try to convince homeowners that ‘R-20 spray foam performs as well as R-38’ and other similar nonsense,” Holladay says, providing a link to a relevant article: It’s OK to Skimp On Insulation, Icynene Says.Dana Dorsett thinks that closed-cell foam would be a waste of money in this situation because thermal bridging through the rafters will erode so much of its insulation potential.“Using R-6 per inch closed-cell foam where it is thermally bridged by framing is a waste of good foam, since its performance is so severely undercut by the framing fraction,” Dorsett says. “With 7 inches (R-42) of closed-cell foam in a 2×8 rafter, you’d almost make code minimum on an R-value basis, but would still be a long way away from making it on a performance basis (a U-factor of U-0.026, which is a whole-assembly R of about R-38) due to that thermal bridging.”Instead, Dorsett recommends open-cell foam trimmed to the rafter edges along with an air barrier in the form of painted wallboard, OSB or a smart vapor retarder such as MemBrain or Intello. After that, he suggests adding 2x6s perpendicular to the rafters and adding a layer of rock wool or R-21 fiberglass insulation. A big advantage of open-cell foam, he says, is that it’s blown with water rather than a hydrofluorocarbon, a powerful greenhouse gas. The unvented roof optionInstalling one or more layers of rigid foam insulation on top of the roof deck will address the thermal bridging problem. Because Watson says that his roofing is about due for replacement, this option might be attractive.If so, Dorsett says, the exterior foam should represent at least 30% of the total R-value of the roof assembly.“So, if you install 4 inches of EPS (R-16 to R-17-ish), or 3 inches of polyiso (R-16 to R-17, de-rated for climate and location within the stack-up), or 3 1/2 inches of nailbase polyiso, or 4 1/2 inches of nailbase EPS on the exterior you could install up to about R-35 to R-38 of fibrous insulation tight to the underside of the roof deck without much moisture risk,” he says.“Roxul sells some high density rock wool R-30s that fit 2×8 framing. If you install 3 inches of polyiso or 4 inches of EPS above the roof deck, you’d only be at about R-46 to R-47 in the center of each cavity, but the insulated assembly would still meet code minimum requirements on a U-factor basis due to the thermal break that the continuous foam provides over the rafters.”Filling the rafter bays completely with spray foam insulation also produces an unvented roof assembly, but this option would bring Watson back to one of his original questions: open-cell (vapor-permeable) foam or closed-cell (vapor-impermeable) foam?A layer of open-cell foam 5 inches to 6 inches thick applied directly to the bottom of the roof deck, and no interior vapor retarder, will mean moisture cycling on the roof deck, Dorsett tells him — “count on it.” But, he adds, moisture that accumulates during the winter should dry out in the spring.“You really need 10 to 11 inches of open-cell foam (installed in two passes) to hit R-38, but with a smart vapor retarder or half-perm vapor-barrier latex paint on the ceiling gypsum, the moisture risk would be pretty low,” Dorsett says. “At 10-inch thickness most half-pound foam is already under 5 perms, and much less risky to the roof deck already. But it can still accumulate more moisture than is prudent if you don’t bring the vapor permeance a bit lower.”A roof assembly consisting of 2×8 rafters and 2x4s perpendicular to them, all of it filled with open-cell foam, would give Watson 10 3/4 inches of insulation and hit the R-38 target perfectly. Later, he could think about adding a layer of rigid foam on top of the roof deck.center_img Choosing the right battsShould Watson choose batt insulation, he’ll have several choices, including fiberglass in several densities or rock wool.“If you’re going with soffit-to-ridge venting everywhere, you can go all-fiberglass, but not with low-density R-19s or R-22s,” Dorsett writes. “R-19s are crap — they only perform at R-18 when compressed to 5 1/2 inches in a framing bay (!), and perform at R-13 compressed into a 2×4 bay. They are a “fluffed” R-13 (same weight per square foot), which makes them more of an air-filter than an air-retarder. They are way too air-permeable to use without an exterior air barrier. R-22s are about as bad, performing at only R-19 when compressed to 5 1/2 inches.”The only batt that will meet its nominal R-value rating is a high-density R-21 version made for cathedral ceilings, he adds. They’re twice as dense as either the R-19 or R-22 fiberglass batts and provide enough resistance to air flow not to lose much insulation value to wind-washing even without an exterior air barrier. Better yet are R-23 rock wool batts, Dorsett says.Installing 2×6 framing perpendicular to the rafters for a second layer of batt insulation will dramatically reduce the thermal bridging when compare to sistering the 2x6s to the rafters in the same direction, Dorsett says, and Watson also should consider adding a layer of housewrap as an air barrier between the rafters and the 2x6s.“With R-23s in both the vented rafters and the 2×6 cross members you are at R-46 center-cavity, but it will outperform R49 between joists due to the much lower thermal bridging,” he says.With a vented roof assembly, Holladay adds, Watson should install a ventilation baffle in each rafter bay so that the ventilation gap extends uninterrupted from the soffit to the ridge vent. “The only situation in which the ventilation gap can be omitted is if you have an adequate layer of foam insulation above the mineral wool, in which case you no longer have a vented assembly — you have an unvented assembly,” he says. Dealing with the sales pitchWatson has been in touch with a local rep for Icynene, a brand of open-cell spray foam, and he’s been given some different advice.“Open-cell spray foam is an excellent choice in our climate zone 4,” says the message from Icynene. “The climatic conditions associated with Richmond are mild enough that the chances of interior condensation occurring on your roof deck are rare. This is confirmed by the 2015 IBC which does not require air impermeable insulation (i.e. spray foam) to have a vapor retarder if installed on the underside of structural roof sheathing in climate zone 4. Even in extreme cold weather if open-cell spray foam is used, moisture that may be present on the underside of the roof deck would be able to dry to the inside through the water-vapor-permeable open-cell foam. Our dealers have successfully conducted this construction approach many times.”Further, the Icynene rep says, an alternative performance path to meet code would allow lower R-values in the attic insulation when balanced by improvements elsewhere — in high-efficiency heating and air conditioning equipment, for example.“The typical R-value found in this performance method for an attic assembly in climate zone 4 is R-20 or about 5 1/2 inches of open-cell foam,” the rep says.To Holladay, the message has a familiar ring. “My thought is that Icynene has gotten a little bit more sophisticated in the way it recommends thin insulation, but that it is still peddling the same weak tea that it was peddling in 2010,” Holladay says. “If a builder hires an energy consultant to do the performance path calculations, then the approach suggested by Icynene might be justified.“But there is no justification whatsoever for these sentences: ‘The typical R-value found in this performance method for an attic assembly in climate zone 4 is R-20 or about 5 1/2 inches of open-cell foam. This is the reason why in a retrofit situation many localities will allow 5-6 inches of open-cell foam to pass even without a specific model being done for the building.’“If a local code official allows the use of R-20 roof insulation in Climate Zone 4 without insisting that the builder show evidence of performance path calculations, one might conclude that the official is either lazy or ignorant. Perhaps a more charitable explanation for such a ruling is possible, but I can’t think of one right now.” R-30 worth of insulation just isn’t enoughNo matter what his local building office says, Watson’s climate zone calls for more insulation than R-30, says GBA senior editor Martin Holladay. “In your climate zone,” he writes, “the 2012 International Residential Code calls for a minimum of R-49 roof insulation — so even if your local code official is fine with R-30, it would be much better if you could aim higher.” RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more


first_imgMOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tim Cone impressed with Ginebra hopeful Teytey Teodoro: ‘He reminds me of Willie Miller’ The league suddenly tapped the crowd darlings to be on opening night since the season opener would be held at the 55,000-capacity Philippine Arena and Ginebra has the fan base to more than fill the seats.“I told the guys that’s the curse and blessing of being a member of Ginebra,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone after his team’s practice Friday at Upper Deck.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“You’re going to do things because of your popularity, you have a huge fan base and you will be asked do things that teams aren’t being asked to.”Ginebra already showed its tremendous power in filling up Philippine Arena in Games 5 to 7 of the 2017 Governors’ Cup finals against Meralco, and that’ the drawing power PBA wanted from the Gin Kings for the season opener. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? FILE – A PBA game day at Philippine Arena on Christmas Day. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra is literally on a race against time.The Gin Kings are in a pinch less than two weeks before the start of the 2019 PBA season after they were told that they would play in the opening day on January 13 from the initial schedule of January 19.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img “The idea of being a member of this group and that fan base overrules any inconveniences that we may have, we’ll come out.”Cone knows that he doesn’t have that much time in his hands to prepare the Gin Kings for the 13th so he had to resort to two-a-day practices.And these are the kinds of sessions that Cone used during the 1990s when he coached Alaska.“These guys are experiencing what it’s like to play when I was a young coach—when I wanted to kill people,” joked Cone.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more