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Lakers notes: Snowboard leaves Radmanovic lying

first_imgThe Lakers do not plan on voiding the five-year, $30.2 million deal Radmanovic signed last July. But Radmanovic, who will miss six to eight weeks with the injury, does face a possible fine and/or suspension. “I did a stupid thing snowboarding, but I don’t want to be a liar,” Radmanovic said. “That’s not something that I am. “We can have a relationship now that feels comfortable,” Jackson said. “The last couple of days have not felt totally comfortable. “This we can feel comfortable.” It was the latest turn in Radmanovic’s disastrous first season with the Lakers. He suffered an injury to his shooting hand during training camp, was dubbed a “space cadet” by Jackson in December and was averaging just 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Radmanovic told the story of his coffee-run gone awry to Jackson and Kupchak after the Lakers reconvened Tuesday following the All-Star break. He said he “panicked” after the injury and was afraid of the repercussions. The truth ate at Radmanovic for two days, until he decided to call his agent Thursday night and tell the real story. He asked to talk to Jackson and Kupchak on Friday morning, but was waiting for the right time to address his teammates. Kupchak said Radmanovic’s decision to tell the truth would be taken into consideration as the Lakers decide what penalties he will face. He added that owning up to the embarrassing truth publicly was “to some degree a punishment.” “We’ll discuss it internally over the next couple of days on what we may or may not do,” Kupchak said. “If it’s something that we feel needs to be shared, we’ll share it with you. If not, it’ll stay internally.” Lakers owner Jerry Buss nevertheless made a rare appearance in the locker room before Friday’s game. He sat between reporters and said, “I will mull it over,” to a question about possible punishment for Radmanovic. “It shows a lack of maturity and respect for his obligation to the Lakers and his teammates and the fans of Los Angeles,” Kupchak added. “Based on my conversation today, I think he realizes that. I think the remorse you see is real.” Radmanovic, who said he never before had been snowboarding, was prepared for whatever punishment awaits. His injury could not have come at a worst time, with the Lakers already down two injured starters in Kwame Brown and Luke Walton. “Obviously, coming out and telling the truth is going to have some penalties,” Radmanovic said. “But I’m willing to take them because I was responsible for it. Before I stepped onto that snowboard I was probably not thinking about the things that could happen and this could be something that could finish my career.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lakers forward Vladimir Radmanovic was about as good a liar as he was a snowboarder, which was why he arrived at the team’s practice facility Friday and decided to come clean to coach Phil Jackson and general manager Mitch Kupchak. Radmanovic did not suffer a separated right shoulder by falling on a patch of ice on a trip for coffee Saturday afternoon in Park City, Utah. Instead, he was injured while snowboarding in what he admitted was a violation of his contract. center_img “Obviously, I lied but there was a way to correct it and hopefully this is going to help.” Jackson said his last words to his players before the All-Star break were: “You guys take care of yourselves. This is a time when things can happen.” Although snowboarding is not prohibited in the standard player’s contract, skiing and other activities with an injury risk are. “Unfortunately, before I stepped on that board, I wasn’t really thinking about it,” Radmanovic said. “Until things happen, you don’t believe it’s going to happen to you. … Hopefully, it’s going to be a lesson for me.” Jackson was skeptical at best of Radmanovic’s story when he first heard it Tuesday, joking to reporters about having “Pinkerton” detectives investigate the case and later calling it “a situation that’s a curiosity, for sure.” last_img read more

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Stunning tribute to light up the spirit of Gola Island once more

first_imgA remote island off the coast of Donegal will be lit up once again this evening as people gather to remember the families who fled the island back in the 1960s.Gola Island, a mile off the coastline of Gaoth Dobhair, was left uninhabited in the 1960s.Tonight around 40 lanterns will light up the evening sky as they are placed at the homes and ruins which once made up a thriving community which number more than 200 people in the 1940s. The island, which is 500 acres in size, is the backdrop to one of the country’s best-known traditional Irish songs, ‘ ‘Baidin Fheilimi.’The ESB did connect electricity to the island back in 2005 and some families still use the island in good weather in the summer months.Today’s gathering ‘A Taste of Gola’ will see people retrace their ancestor’s footprints and take part in many of their customs.At 1pm Vincent Breslin will give an informational and historical talk on the life of the island author Seán ‘Ac Fhionnlaoich- Johnny Mhicí Thaidhg, who wrote books based on island life- “ Ó Rabharta go Mallmhuir” and “Is Glas na Cnoic”. From 2-4pm the island will promote the riches of the seas with a pop-up seafood tent, showcasing locally sourced crab claws, lobster, chowder and fish.Refreshments will be available to complement the local produce.At 5pm, the islanders will maintain and re-establish the old tradition of saying a rosary at the grotto on the pier.As those who gather wait for dusk to fall, a local house will have an open door for islands, locals and visitors to mingle and chat at an Oíche Airneál (night visiting) with tea/ coffee and refreshments available.Finally, as people make their way back to the mainland, the ferry ‘The Cricket’ will tour the bay to view the island lights. Stunning tribute to light up the spirit of Gola Island once more was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalESBGaoth Dobhairgola islandLIGHTSlast_img read more

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One Minisplit or Two?

first_imgChristopher Vernott is an architect at work on his own home — a tight, well-insulated house in southeastern Connecticut — and the time has come to rough-in the heating and cooling system.Because of the double-stud wall construction, triple-glazed windows, and careful air-sealing, his heating and cooling loads are low, he writes in a Q&A post at Green Building Advisor.Manual J calculations, the standard means of sizing heating and cooling equipment, show he will need 11,000 Btu per hour of heat on the first floor and 5,300 Btu per hour on the second floor. Cooling loads are a little higher: 12,500 Btu/h on the first floor and 7,000 Btu/h on the second floor.“My safe design strategy includes a [Mitsubishi] Hyper Heat head sized for the first floor load and a minisplit ducted cassette on the second floor with two to three short runs supplying the bedrooms,” he writes. “My second design, somewhat more risky, includes one Hyper Heat head sized for the whole house and located on the first floor.” Choosing HVAC Equipment for an Energy-Efficient HomePassivhaus Buildings Don’t Heat ThemselvesGreen Basics: Ductless Minisplit Heat PumpsInstalling a Ductless Minisplit SystemHeating with a Minisplit Heat Pump It dependsGBA senior editor Martin Holladay doesn’t offer much encouragement for Vernott’s one-head plan. Pumping tempered fresh air into second-floor bedrooms won’t be enough to keep them comfortable, he says, referring Vernott to articles on the particular challenges of designing heating and cooling systems for houses like his. (Both are listed in the “Related Articles” section.)Building scientist John Straube has discounted the notion that ventilation air can be used to equalize temperatures from room to room, Holladay says. “Open doors work better than HRV ducting,” he quotes Straube as saying.But, as Straube added, it’s also a question of what you’re comfortable with. Hundreds of thousands of houses are heated with wood stoves — single-point heating systems — and their owners are happy because they’re willing to make certain accommodations.James Morgan adds a second to Holladay’s comments.“Noting that Christopher’s concerns are for cooling, not heating of the second-floor bedrooms, I would say that Martin’s comments apply double,” Morgan writes. “Considering that the heat gain in the second floor will be greater than on the first and that the temperature gradient is working against you, if you don’t add a second [minisplit] head now you will undoubtedly find yourself doing so in the future.”Dana Dorsett does the math to show that ventilation provided by a heat-recovery ventilator or an energy-recovery ventilator won’t be enough to keep the second floor comfortably cool. “Moving heat with air is only good for about 0.018 Btu per cubic foot per degree F difference, so even with a fairly substantial 10°F temperature delta (say 85°F upstairs, 75°F out of the HRV) at 100 cfm (6,000 cubic feet per hour) you’re only looking at about 1,000 Btu/hr of cooling supplied by the HRV flow,” he writes. “That may be good enough under low sensible cooling conditions, but it won’t put much of a dent in the 7,000 Btu/hr peak load when it’s really hot out — you’ll cook.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:I checked in with HVAC expert Marc Rosenbaum on this one, and he indicated that Martin Holladay (and other contributors) pretty much nailed it.Two other considerations:Exterior shading, in addition to overhangs. Any fixed overhang handles much of unwanted solar gain, but late-in-the-day low-angle sun, right when you need the shading the most, means, optimally, operable exterior window coverings. Interior window coverings are often less expensive, but they lose the solar gain battle by letting that energy in and then dealing with it.High-efficiency ceiling fans. In open, two-story spaces, fans can deal nicely with cooling distribution. In individual rooms, ceiling fans can very effectively provide thermal comfort at considerably higher air temperatures. Look for Energy Star-rated ceiling fans, particularly the ones with the curved, aerodynamic blades. RELATED ARTICLES center_img Both plans include an energy-recovery ventilator (ERV).Vernott isn’t as concerned with heating as he is with cooling, in particular the south-facing second-floor bedrooms.“If I exhaust the first floor with ERV pickups close to the floor level to grab the cool air, and then supply the bedrooms on the second floor with the tempered incoming fresh air, will it be enough to cool down the bedrooms a little?” he asks.That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. A middle-ground approachVernott replies that it might make sense to rough in the lines for a second-floor head or cassette and install it down the road if the south-facing bedrooms get too hot in summer. Roof overhangs, he adds, were designed to keep the sun off the second-floor windows in July and August, which could affect cooling loads.Given that he and his wife apparently have a high tolerance for temperature imbalances, he’s also weighing a third option: “If I put a single head in the second-floor landing area, 5 ft. 6 in. by 7 ft., will the unit potentially short cycle in such a small area, even with all the bedroom doors open?” he asks. “The ducted cassette seems like the best approach for delivery reasons, but I prefer to have the extra efficiency of a wall unit. Keith G. mentions the head in the master and then letting it ‘leak’ out or fan distribute to other rooms — a possibility.”A high-capacity fan pushing conditioned air up the stairwell might just keep the second floor comfortable, Dorsett replies, depending on the room layout.“If cooling the bedrooms isn’t a high priority most of the time (probably isn’t), Keith’s solution — a $99 window-shaker [air conditioner] will get you through the worst of it, for a helluva lot less money than a second minisplit,” Dorsett says. “A 7K peak cooling load isn’t much.” Don’t get too wound upKeith Gustafson has lived in less-than-ideal conditions, and he thinks some variation in temperatures from room to room isn’t the end of the world.In his last house, he used a 5,000 Btu/h window-mounted air conditioner and a small pedestal fan to blow cool air down the hall to two other bedrooms. That arrangement kept things cool enough, although he replaced that with a 9,000 Btu/h minisplit in the hallway that “worked perfectly.”“People get too wound up about rooms getting hot or cold,” he writes. “In my current house we are using our minisplits for heat for the first time this fall. One 9K unit kept the downstairs (1,200-sq.-ft. family room, two bedrooms, bath, laundry, tiny office) within two degrees except for the distant office, three degrees, through all of October.”“I consider acceptable less than 2 degrees, as defined by the WTWWT spec. As in, ‘what the wife will tolerate.’ “last_img read more

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25 days agoBarcelona president Bartomeu to meet with Pique to clear the air

first_imgBarcelona president Bartomeu to meet with Pique to clear the airby Carlos Volcano25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is set to meet with defender Gerard Pique to clear the air after the latter’s recent comments.Sport says Pique has questioned the board twice in the last week. He said he did not like the team’s pre-season tours of Japan and the US, claiming “we did more travelling and less training and we’re feeling it.”Then he hinted that the board were planting stories in the media against the players.The objective of the meeting will be to smooth things over and stop Pique’s digs which in Madrid they are using to do more damage to Barcelona. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Hot Docs 2017 Award Winners Announced

first_imgEmerging Canadian Filmmaker AwardFrançois Jacob for A Moon of Nickel and Ice (Canada)Sponsored by Jameson First Shot, the award includes a $3,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs.Screening Sunday, May 7 at 10:15 a.m. at Scotiabank Theatre 3.Best International Feature Documentary AwardThe Other Side of the Wall (D: Pau Ortiz; P: María Nova López, Emiliano Altuna, Tatiana García, Carlos Rossini; Spain)Sponsored by Panicaro Foundation, the award includes a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Panicaro Foundation.Screening Sunday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m. at the Aga Khan Museum.Special Jury Prize – International Feature DocumentaryA Cambodian Spring (D&P: Chris Kelly; UK)Sponsored by A&E, the award includes a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs.Screening Sunday, May 7 at 6:15 p.m. at Toronto Centre for the Arts.Emerging International Filmmaker AwardEgil Håskjold Larsen for 69 Minutes of 86 Days (Norway)The award includes a $3,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs.Screening Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Aga Khan Museum.Best Mid-Length Documentary AwardDeath in the Terminal (D: Asaf Sudry, Tali Shemesh; P: Asaf Sudry, Tali Shemesh, Alma Har’el; Israel)The award includes a $3,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs.In the Best Mid-Length Documentary category, the jury also acknowledged the film The Lives of Thérèse (D: Sébastien Lifshitz; P: Muriel Meynard; France), with an honourable mention.Best Short Documentary AwardSovdagari (D: Tamta Gabrichidze; P: Ilia Tavberidze; Georgia)The award includes a $3,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs.Hot Docs is an Academy Award® qualifying festival for short documentaries and, as winner of the Best Short Documentary Award, Sovdagari will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the annual Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided it complies with Academy rules.In the Best Short Documentary category, the jury also acknowledged the film Volte (D: Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała; P: Ewa Jastrzebska; Poland), with an honourable mention.Outstanding Achivement AwardPresented by the Hot Docs Board of Directors to Tony Palmer.Doc Mogul AwardPresented to Monique Simard, president and CEO of SODEC by the Hot Docs Board of Directors at a special awards luncheon on Monday, May 1.Don Haig AwardMontreal-based producer Daniel CrossThe award includes a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the Don Haig Foundation and Telefilm Canada.Don Haig Award Pay It Forward PrizeToronto-based filmmaker Kalina BertinAs part of the award, the recipient can name an emerging female documentary filmmaker to receive a $5,000 cash prize, courtesy of Telefilm Canada, and professional development opportunities at the Hot Docs Festival to further her career path.Lindalee Tracey AwardThe award, honouring an emerging Canadian filmmaker with a passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice and a sense of humour, was presented to Thyrone Tommy for his film Mariner. The recipient will receive a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of the Lindalee Tracey Fund, $5,000 in post-production services from Technicolor, and a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture by Andrew Kuntz, specially commissioned to honour Lindalee.The feature and short length Audience Awards will be announced on Monday, May 8. The winner of the $50,000 Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary will be announced on Sunday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. followed by a free screening of the film.The Canadian Feature Documentary Jury: Claire Aguilar (Director, International Documentary Association), Ian Darling (filmmaker), Min Sook Lee (filmmaker)The International Feature Documentary Jury: Hubert Davis (filmmaker), Kyoko Miyake (filmmaker), Christine Vachon (filmmaker)The Mid-Length Jury: Maya Gallus (Hot Docs 2017 Focus On honouree), Eric Hynes (journalist, film critic and programmer), Nanfu Wang (filmmaker)The Shorts Jury: Mike Plante (filmmaker and festival programmer), Michelle Latimer (filmmaker, programmer, actor, activist), Anne Thompson (editor, Indiewire/founder, Thompson on Hollywood) Facebook Twitter Advertisement At the Hot Docs Awards Presentation, hosted by Garvia Bailey, host of Good Morning Toronto! on Jazz.FM91, 12 awards and $67,000 in cash and prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers.Best Canadian Feature Documentary AwardUnarmed Verses (D: Charles Officer; P: Lea Marin; Canada)Sponsored by the Documentary Organization of Canada and Telefilm Canada, the award includes a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Telefilm Canada.Screening Saturday, May 6 at 3:15 p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox 1.Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature DocumentaryResurrecting Hassan (D&P: Carlo Guillermo Proto; Canada, Chile)Sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada and DGC Ontario, the award includes a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs. 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First Nation communities pinning hope on courts to block Site C dam

first_imgAPTN National NewsTreaty eight First Nations in northeast British Columbia are hoping that the Federal Court of Appeal will soon side with them.They say flooding agricultural lands in a pristine valley along the Peace River to make way for a new dam is a bad decision.APTN’s Tina House has the details.last_img