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December 2009“I’ve been doing lot of reading lately about superinsulated net-zero houses and passive solar houses… As the articles say, why spend tens of thousands of dollars on a heating system when you only need to spend a few hundred a year? If you superinsulate, it makes sense to incorporate a right-sized heating system. So out with the masonry stove (sadly, I really like them) and the radiant floor (again, sadly). In with the small wood stove and some other small backup space heating system, yet to be determined.” September 2010“We have chosen our windows. If you remember earlier posts about our criteria for windows (April Update and Window Shopping), you’ll know that we were looking for low U-values (more insulation), high SHGC values (more heat from the sun), and low dollar values (more money in our wallets). We found 2 out of 3. Accurate Dorwin (based in Winnipeg, Canada) is going to make us windows with two different types of glazing. Our south-facing casement windows will have a 0.24 U-value and 0.47 SHGC. All other windows will have a 0.20 U-value and a 0.44 SHGC. The fixed window units are the most efficient with a 0.18 U-value. All values are whole window values. Serious came in second.” December 2008“The program is for a very small house (and barn, more on that in a future post), one bedroom, one bath, kitchen, living, dining and unfinished basement. We’re trying to keep it around 1,000 sq. feet, and as green as makes sense. No surprise, budget is the main driver. We want to do this without taking out a mortgage and by doing as much of the work as we can ourselves. Not just to save money, but because its just plain fun for us.” May 2010“It was a very hard decision (over 2 years in the making) but we’ve come to the realization that a wood stove is not in the cards for this house. We will however, have a patio fire pit, and reserve the right to maybe add an interior fireplace at a later date.” June 2010“We are the proud owners of a brand spank’n new hole in the ground. Foundation dig is complete. In other news, I was able to position the house precisely on the site this weekend, thanks to the new pin the surveyors placed on our boundary line last week. Which means I can now finish the site plan.“We also heard back from the engineer this weekend. Ugh, lots of work to interpret his calculations into the plans. But it’s good that we hired someone. It really was more complicated than I could do myself.” Larry and Jill Burks are self-described city folks building a house in upstate New York. It’s not any old house, but a 1,200-sq.-ft., superinsulated home that they hope will generate more power than it consumes in a year — a “net-positive” house.Their blog, Up Hill House, is the step-by-step story of how the house gets built, beginning in June 2008 when they bought 50 acres of land and a cabin near the town of Cambridge, N.Y.The couple had been looking for a place in New York City, but the best they could do was a 400-sq.-ft. apartment in Brooklyn that was on the market for $400,000. “Maybe it was my years of studying architecture, but I could not see spending the next 30 years paying a mortgage on a small soulless apartment with no redeemable architectural character,” Larry writes. “Not to mention no outdoor space. That’s when it hit me. This is crazy! There has to be another choice.”This change of direction helped launch their project, described in dozens of entries over the last 33 months. Larry offers an extremely detailed look at how the house was planned and how it’s being built, writing about everything from window selection to sitework and heating options. The tone is expert. It turns out that while Larry has an architecture degree, he designs “easy to use Web applications,” not houses. The couple has already moved out of New York to be closer to the project, and will live in the house fulltime once it’s completed.The two-bedroom, one-bath house should be finished in May, if all goes according to plan, and come in at about $142 a square foot. The house comes with R-44 walls and a R-75 roof, along with a 6.9-kW photovoltaic array.The blog can be read in two ways, either chronologically or by topic. So, if you want to follow the project as it unfolds, just start with Larry’s June 2008 post and work your way forward as the couple develops plans for the house, clears the site, and sees the house take shape. If you’re more interested in specific topics, such as windows and doors (11 posts), energy calculations (eight posts), or the foundation (eight posts), Larry has made that possible, too.It’s an engaging mix of technical and non-technical information, both personable and informative. And it gets to the inherent complexities of building a high-performance house. January 2011“As the snow piles up outside, I have turned my thoughts to Spring. Not only because it’s warmer and nature is waking from its long slumber, but also because I hope we will be conducting our first blower door test by then. Specifically I’ve been considering what type of results I should be expecting from the blower door tests, and how to interpret them.“We made the decision early on to build an air-tight house. This guided our choice of building materials, Zip system and tape for the exterior sheathing, gaskets and acoustical sealant to seal all other connections, and foam to seal gaps at the rims, windows and doors. The blower door test will help us seal any gaps we missed. But what target should we aim for? How do we know when the house it tight enough?”
Eleven people drowned and six were rescued early on Friday after two boats carrying them and Ganesh idols capsized at the Lower Lake of Bhopal, said Collector Tarun Kumar Pithode.“First, one of the boats capsized near the Khatlapura Ghat, from where idols are immersed. Then, the other one capsized too, as those in it may have tried to rescue them,” he said.While those rescued were in a stable condition, the bodies of the deceased were taken to the Hamidia Hospital in the city for post-mortem, said Mr. Pithode.Meanwhile, State Law and Legal Affairs Minister P.C. Sharma said, “The incident is unfortunate. An investigation will be done into it.”Mr. Pithode announced a compensation of ₹4 lakh for families of the deceased and ₹50,000 would be given as immediate relief. Boats capsize during Ganesh idol immersion in BhopalVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0000:3300:33 Watch: Boats capsize during Ganesh idol immersion in Bhopal
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Dr Pepper Snapple Group announced today the launch of a digital yearbook, gathering photos and signatures from Club alumni, donors and supporters.The Alumni & Friends Yearbook was created as a platform for alumni to reconnect with fellow Club kids, share stories about their Boys & Girls Club experiences and make new connections with alumni across the country. Participants can sign the yearbook at bgca.org/yearbook.One lucky Boys & Girls Club alum or supporter who signs the yearbook between now and October 5, 2018, will win an in-person celebrity experience with Club alum Shaquille O’Neal, along with a $10,000 donation to a local Boys & Girls Club of their choice. Boys & Girls Clubs has nearly 16 million living Club alumni, including celebrities like Denzel Washington, Misty Copeland, Shaquille O’Neal and business leaders like Dr Pepper Snapple president and CEO Larry D. Young. These alumni and many others come from all walks of life but share a common bond through their Boys & Girls Club experience.“The foundation of the Boys & Girls Club experience can be life-changing and life-saving for so many kids, especially those who need us most,” said Jim Clark, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “The collective strength of our Alumni & Friends help reconnect members and supporters while giving back to the next generation of Club kids.”Thanks to Dr Pepper Snapple, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is creating a network of passionate Club Alumni & Friends who can support and provide mentorship to current Club members and other alumni. By reconnecting with the Boys & Girls Club community through Alumni & Friends, former Club kids and supporters can also be powerful advocates for Clubs and the kids and communities they serve.“The lessons I learned and experiences I gained as a Club kid in Springfield, Mo., helped shape who I am today,” said Young. “With the Alumni & Friends Network, former Club kids have access to invaluable mentorship and other resources that help light pathways to successful and rewarding lives, and this digital yearbook is a great way for alums to make those connections.”The Boys & Girls Clubs continues to have a major impact on its members past graduation, with more than 54 percent of Boys & Girls Club alumni say the Club saved their life. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni & Friends, go to www.bgca.org/alumni.
Happy 2319 #2319Day pic.twitter.com/PcjZOqT4Wh— ıllıмυѕнιıllı (@fakedymond) February 3, 2019 Comments “2319! WE HAVE A 2319!” Happy #2319Day pic.twitter.com/eUVpc4hYvn— Jonathan (@Jonatha08077969) February 3, 2019 And here’s a human reenactment of the scene. Tags Now playing: Watch this: Toy Story Land is incredibly detailed Monsters Inc. fans are thrilled that Feb. 3, 2019 correlates into 2319 day. Walt Disney Pictures Monsters Inc. fans have more than just the Super Bowl to enjoy on Sunday.Since it’s Feb. 3, 2019, fans of the Pixar film were quick to that the date correlates to the code 2319, a number that leads to a sequence in a hilarious scene from the 2001 film.As pointed out by CNET sister site ComicBook.com, the scene in question involves the monster George (Sam Black), who gets an unexpected haircut as a result of getting a child’s sock stuck on his gloriously orange fur. At this point in the film, monsters think children are toxic, making the sock a big issue code-named 2319. 3:02 HAPPY #2319Day #redalert #MonstersInc pic.twitter.com/MeO0cp38HD— Bring your own Geek (@Bringyourowngek) February 3, 2019 39 Photos I think i’m funny #2319Day #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/MaNCKxwHxU— Chloseph (@ChlosterSays) February 3, 2019 3 Happy 2319 Day!!@WaltDisneyWorld @Disney @DisneyPixar @WaltDisneyCo @MonstersU #2319Day pic.twitter.com/ZdwQG2JcFH— Brad Fowler 🇺🇸 (@BradFowler11) February 3, 2019 Hidden details of Toy Story Land TV and Movies And a costumed one, too. Share your voice One even thinks 2319 could be a Super Bowl strategy (don’t do this). Have you posted your own 2319 salute on social media? Drop us a link in the comments and we may add it to this roundup. Happy 2319 day, and watch out for those socks! Just going to leave this here 😂 #Disney #2319Day pic.twitter.com/MzPGWjsgVn— Yoshi P73🍔🍟 (@Mexicanpancake7) February 3, 2019 Fans who remember the scene have taken to Twitter to celebrate the date, with all sorts of orange-ful posts in memory of George’s hair. Disney Pixar
Illustration of C. sp. nov. 2 and closely related species (Fig. 8 in Lei et al. 2014), Illustrations by Stephen D. Nash ©Conservation International. Photographs by Edward E. Louis, Jr. Top left panel represents C. grovesi. Top left panel represents a lateral view of C. sp nov. 2, top right panel includes all lineages in the Cheirogaleus crossleyi group. Bottom photographs are of the holotype of C. sp. nov. 2 (TRA8.81) at Andringitra National Park. Credit: Primate Conservation 2017 (31): 27-36 A team of researchers with members from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Global Wildlife Conservation and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership has discovered a new species of lemur living in southeastern Madagascar. In their paper published in the journal Primate Conservation, the group describes features of the new species, some of its observed behaviors and the two places on Madagascar it was found. © 2018 Phys.org Explore further Duke University receives two endangered lemurs from Madagascar This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: New species of lemur found on Madagascar (2018, January 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-species-lemur-madagascar.html More information: A New Cheirogaleus (Cheirogaleidae: Cheirogaleus crossleyi Group) Species from Southeastern Madagascar, Primate Conservation 2017 (31): 27-36 , http://www.primate-sg.org/primatre-conservation-31/ , (PDF)AbstractA new species in the genus Cheirogaleus is described from Ranomafana and Andringitra national parks, Madagascar. Ranomafana National Park is a rainforest situated in a montane region, and Andringitra National Park is comprised of grassland, lowland and highland forests displaying great altitudinal variation. Both parks are known to harbor wide species diversity in flora and fauna. Genetic and morphometric analyses of the samples collected at these localities confirmed that this Cheirogaleus lineage represents a new species in the C. crossleyi group, and here we elevate it to species status as Cheirogaleus grovesi, for the British-Australian biological anthropologist, evolutionary biologist and taxonomist Colin Groves. Lemurs are a type of primate endemic to the island of Madagascar. Currently, there are 113 known species, many of which are considered to be at risk because of deforestation and poaching. Prior research has shown that they evolved independently of monkeys and apes. The new species, a Grove’s dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus grovesi) has been found to live in two distinct regions in Madagascar, both national parks. One is mostly rainforest; the other a mix of forest and grasslands.The researchers report that the newly discovered species is a little smaller than the North American squirrel (approximately 6 inches long) and features large, round black eyes, teddy bear-like ears, fluffy long tails and dexterous hands.The members of the new rainforest species, the team reports, spend their time up in the canopy, which provides them shelter, food and a place to reproduce. They are believed to exist in social groups, but sometimes spend time alone, as well. Some specimens were captured via dart guns and nets to catch them when they fell. The team took measurements and blood and tissue samples for later study. Such samples were crucial in proving that the species was unique, as some were used to perform DNA analysis and comparison with other lemur species.The new species was named after recently deceased primatologist Colin Groves, who spent his career working to find and classify new species of mammals. He was credited with identifying over 50 species over the course of his 40-year career. The researchers note that the identification of C. grovesi is likely one of many more to come, as there are many lemurs that have been identified but not yet classified. They note also that sometime in the near future, the endangered status of C. grovesi will be assigned as well.
Kolkata: Zha Liyou, Consul General, the Consulate General of the Peoples’ Republic of China in Kolkata felt that the sectors such as manufacturing, food processing, finance, technical training, sports, tourism and shooting films could play a major role in strengthening the bilateral relationship between India and China.He was addressing a Special Session “India-China Economic Ties: A Sub-National Perspective” organised by Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry at its office on Thursday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe also mentioned about cultural and educational exchanges and spoke about Kunming which could be a dream wedding destination for the people from across the country. Referring to age-old relationship of India and China, Liyou said that the relationship in both the state and provincial level should be fostered better as a part of bilateral relationships. He pointed out that there could be an exchange of more business delegations between Kunming and Kolkata and focus areas would be agro technology, mining, healthcare and hospitals tourism and hotels and solid waste management. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBoth the Centre and provincial governments may find business solutions to further promote economic, cultural and educational ties between two countries at the sub national level. He said that Kolkata – Kunming and West Bengal – Yunnan relationships could be taken to a new high even though India and China have different structure with India having collaborative federalism and China having strong Government at the Centre. On tourism he said that while in 2018, 8 lakh Indian tourists went to China, the corresponding figure for Chinese tourists to India was only 2 lakh, which needs to be addressed. He also urged the governments of both the countries to generate more business. Earlier, in his welcome address, Vishal Jhajharia, President of the Chamber spoke about India’s huge trade deficit with China, which has been an area of concern over the years.
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