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  • Chilean Naval Reserve to Include Women Starting in October

    first_img Hello, I want to know how my niece can take the course of aspirant to naval reserve officer? She wants to do it but she doesn’t know how. She is about to finish her college career. Sincerely, Erik Morales. The Officer Candidates’ Course of the Women’s Naval Reserve made its first official visit to a ship of the fleet, with the objective of gaining an inside understanding of the operational aspects of the Chilean Navy. During the course of the day, the 14 female Reserve candidates also visited Prat’s Crypt and the Naval Museum. The objective of the women’s course, the first in the history of the Naval Reserve, is to generate a commitment to service that will directly benefit our most vulnerable compatriots, in addition to contributing to promoting the values of the institution and serving as a bridge between the civilian world and the Chilean Navy. On board the frigate Prat, the candidates were welcomed by its commander, Cmdr. Leonardo Quijarro Santibañez, who together with his officers gave a forceful explanation of the ship’s capabilities and functioning. In this way, the candidates learned a little about the seamen’s way of life. The training activities planned for this course consist of mastering the peculiarities of naval life, learning sailor’s jargon and the Navy’s particular traditions. In addition, a series of institutional visits are planned in order to gain an understanding of the Navy’s purpose and work. Among these, a highlight will be a visit to the ASMAR Talcahuano Shipyard in September. The course had its first official session at the Naval Reserve Officers’ Company (CORNAV), at the Metropolitan Naval Station, presided over by the general coordinator of the General Secretariat of the Navy, Capt. Bernard Johnson, and the head of the Coordination and Institutional Interests Department of the Navy General Staff, Capt. Kurt Hartung, the latter of whom gave a lecture on the organization and work of the institution. In October, the 14 female candidates will take the military oath and graduate as junior ensigns, in the first graduation of the Mixed Class of Naval Reserve Officers. By Dialogo July 28, 2011last_img read more

  • $100 is too much for borrowers

    first_imgThe majority of Queensland borrowers can only bear a small change in interest rates before they are tipped into mortgage stress.Comparison website Finder.com.au have released survey results showing 55 per cent of Queensland mortgage holders would be financial stressed if home loan repayments rose by just $100 per month.Finder said this is equivalent to an increase in the average home loan rate of 0.45 per cent based on the national average mortgage of $360,600.The result was mirrored across other states with New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australian all recording 59 per cent of mortgage holders would struggle to find the extra $100 per month.In South Australia, a whopping 71 per cent of mortgage holders would struggle to deal with the increase.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoBessie Hassan, a money expert at Finder, said the results show many borrowers have overextended.“The typical mortgage holder would be in trouble when interest rates got back up around 5.28 per cent,” she said.“That’s a pretty small window before borrowing costs start to hurt.”Ms Hassan said some owner occupiers were getting into huge housing debt at record low interest rates, but it wouldn’t take much to be in the red.She said given major lenders have already announced out-of-cycle interest rate increases, borrowers at their limit need to consider their options.“The reality is borrowers have overextended themselves if it only takes a $100 leap in repayments for more than half of all homeowners to reach their tipping point.”last_img read more

  • Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Ivica Zubac finding fast on-court chemistry

    first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Croatian and the Canadian are clicking quickly.Ivica Zubac said it took him only one game to realize that he and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander could be embarking on the start of a beautiful on-court friendship.The Clippers’ new starting center flourished in his debut with the team on Feb. 9, contributing 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots in a rousing come-from-behind victory in Boston, a win that Zubac said he remembers for the first lob he received from Gilgeous-Alexander.“I sensed it since the first game, when he threw me the lob against Boston,” Zubac said Friday morning at shootaround. “I was like, ‘I don’t know if I got two lobs in my career (and) I already got three with him.’ I can see he knows how to pass since Day 1, and with time it’s only gonna get better.” Mbah a Moute remains sidelined with that lingering knee issue, said Rivers, adding that the 32-year-old forward was able to participate only in part of Wednesday’s practice and not at all in Thursday’s.“Luc’s out, but Wilson will play,” Rivers reported before tip-off. “(Chandler) gives us size because he can play the 3 or 4, gives us another shooter, really stretches the floor and I think he gives us a lot of toughness; he’s a tough, good defensive player.“Now, saying all that,” the coach added, “he hasn’t played in a while, so I don’t know what he can give us right away. But he looked good. You could tell he’s watched a lot of film, which is really nice because offensively the things we were running, he picked up on a lot of it pretty well.” That practice time is going to be key down the stretch of a team that’s fielding five newly acquired players and is hoping for the return of Luc Mbah a Moute from a sore left knee sometime in the not-too-distant future.“We’re doing really good I think with all the new guys, and with practicing it’s gonna get better,” Zubac said. “We’ve been working on some stuff we had didn’t have time to work on. It’s only going to get better with practice.“Now’s the right time to improve, we’ve gotta continue winning games, we’ve gotta keep doing this playoff push.”CHANDLER AVAILABLEWilson Chandler was set to make his Clippers debut on Friday after a couple impressive practices this week, Rivers said.Chandler, a 6-foot-9 forward, has been recovering from a right quad strain he suffered in a game against Golden State on Jan. 31, when he was still on the Philadelphia 76ers.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 In 10 games together so far, the young duo – Zubac, a 21-year-old center, and Gilgeous-Alexander, a 20-year-old rookie point guard – has a respectable 3.0 net rating, which is only going to get better, Clippers coach Doc Rivers predicted.“They’re getting it, especially in the pick-and-roll stuff,” Rivers said before Friday’s game against Oklahoma City at Staples Center. “We hope they’re together for a long time, so the better and the quicker they can get their rhythm, the better for the team, obviously. They clearly have it going a little bit and that’s good, good for both.“I just set a screen and roll hard,” Zubac said. “(Gilgeous-Alexander is) trying to get myself open, trying to get him open, and it’s either me or him and he can make that pass so it’s been a really good combination.”TALKING ABOUT PRACTICEThe Clippers enjoyed a rare three-day break between their victory over the Lakers on Monday and Friday’s matchup with the Thunder, practicing twice in that span and holding a shootaround Friday.“For the veterans, they probably needed the rest; we didn’t go but an hour each (practice),” Rivers said. “But for the young guys and the new guys, they just needed to get on the floor so we could put in a couple things and work sets so they can actually understand the second and third options of things.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

  • QPR chasing Stoke striker along with Villa and Swansea – report

    first_imgQPR want Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones, the Sunday Mirror report.It is claimed Aston Villa are also interested and that Swansea would like to take him on loan.QPR manager Harry Redknapp has been put off by Tottenham’s apparent £7m valuation of Tom Huddlestone but is hopeful of negotiating a deal for the midfielder, according to the Mail on Sunday.The Sun on Sunday say Robbie Keane has turned down a loan move to Loftus Road from LA Galaxy.Related West London Sport story: QPR boss rules out move for duo (December 29)The Sunday People say both QPR and Newcastle are sending delegations to France to try to clinch the signing of Marseille striker Loic Remy.The Daily Star Sunday claim QPR boss Harry Redknapp was hoping to sign Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea prior to the forward’s move to Liverpool and that Yossi Benayoun could join Reading from the Blues.Meanwhile, Chelsea have agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with highly-rated teenager Conor Hunte, the Sunday Mirror report.It is claimed that Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United were ready to snap-up the 16-year-old midfielder had he not decided to stay with the Blues.The Sunday Mirror also say Chelsea are ‘on alert’ amid reports Real Madrid’s former Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric is keen to return to England. Both Manchester clubs are also said to be interested in the 27-year-old, who was a target for Chelsea prior to joining Real.Chelsea are poised to sign Malaga midfielder Isco, 20, either this month or in the summer, according to the People.And a number of papers report that Chelsea are in contract talks with Frank Lampard despite initially indicating that he would not be offered a new deal.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Grading the Installation Quality of Insulation

    first_imgThe two criteria for assigning the gradeWhen the HERS rater is inspecting the insulation installation quality, they look at two criteria:Missing insulationCompression and incompletely filled areasMissing insulation. When a cavity in a building assembly has insulation installed in a way that leaves gaps, that affects the amount of heat that flows across the building envelope. More heat will pass through assemblies that have gaps. (If you want to see just how much a little bit of missing insulation can hurt performance, check out this calculation for a ceiling with an uninsulated attic hatch.) The more gaps there are, the worse the grade it gets. Here’s how the HERS Standards relate missing insulation to grade:Grade I: “Occasional very small gaps are acceptable.” In another place, the Standards say, “if the exterior sheathing is visible from the building interior through gaps in the cavity insulation material, it is not considered a ‘Grade I’ installation.” Grade II: Up to 2% missing insulationGrade III: Between 2% and 5% missing insulationIf you’re wondering what happens when you do an inspection and find that more than 5% of an assembly is missing insulation, the answer is that you have to break out the uninsulated part and model it separately. If it’s new construction, you’ll probably be telling the builder to finish insulating, but in existing homes, sometimes you have to model the uninsulated part.The illustration below (image #3), taken from the HERS Standards (Appendix A, pages A-11 to A-16), shows visually what the rater should be looking for.Compression and incomplete fill. Compression is a common problem with fiberglass batt insulation because the batts are often not cut to the proper size for the cavity.Grade I: Up to 2% of the area can have compression or incomplete fill. If a spot is incompletely filled, it must be depleted no more than 30% to attain Grade I. In other words, no more than 20 square feet of each 1000 square feet can have this problem, and even those 20 square feet must be filled to at least 70% of their intended depth.Grade II: Up to 10% of the area can have compression or incomplete fill and again must be filled to at least 70% of their intended insulation depth.Grade III: Unspecified. I take this to mean that any compression or incomplete fill that lies outside the bounds specified for Grade I or Grade II would garner that assembly a Grade III.The illustration below (image #4), again taken from the HERS Standards, shows what these conditions would look like. Making the gradeMost of the time, assigning a grade to an insulation installation isn’t really so hard. Sometimes, you look at it and see immediately that it’s Grade I. Other times, it’s immediatley obvious that it’s Grade III. The difficulty comes in when you’re on the boundary between I and II or between II and III. That’s when you might need to dig a little deeper and get out your measuring tape. If you want to learn more about this, download a copy of the HERS Standards (link below) and read pages A-11 through A-16 in Appendix A. If you’re a home builder or insulation contractor working with HERS raters, it’s important to know exactly what they’re looking for.Putting a grade on the installation of insulation and doing inspections before drywall goes into new homes were two of the biggest changes that RESNET and ENERGY STAR introduced six years ago. New homes that have gone through this process have gotten a lot better as a result. GBA Encyclopedia: Batt and Blanket InsulationInstalling Fiberglass RightHow to Install Cellulose Insulation Download the HERS Standards: 2006 National Mortgage Industry Home Energy Rating System Standards (pdf) A home energy rating includes energy modeling to see how energy efficient a home is or will be. Most HERS ratings have been done for new homes that are seeking to qualify for a program’s label or certification, such as the ENERGY STAR new homes program. The rater gathers all the information about the building envelope, the heating and cooling systems, ventilation, water heating, lights, and appliances. The data go into the energy rating software, which does the calculations and comes up with estimated annual consumption and costs as well as a number called the HERS Index.center_img The three grades: I, II, and IIIThe R-value of the insulation in all the insulated building assemblies (walls, ceilings, floors) can have a big effect on the results. Now that raters put a grade on the installation quality, it helps the rater develop a more accurate energy model of the home. When a rater goes in and looks at the insulation, they’ve got to record each assembly as having a Grade I, Grade II, or Grade III insulation installation quality.Note: This protocol applies to all types of cavity insulation, not just fiberglass batts. Spray foam, cellulose, and mineral wool can all be installed with gaps, compression, and incompletely filled areas, and they can all be installed well.Grade I is the best. This means that the insulation is installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It completely fills the cavity in the case of air-permeable insulation and also is encapsulated on six sides (with an exception for IECC climate zones 1-3). It’s cut around electrical junction boxes, split around wires and pipes, and generally not compressed.Grade II is second best. There’s some allowance for imperfections in the installation but overall, it’s still not too bad. The HERS Standards say a Grade II installation can have “moderate to frequent installation defects: gaps around wiring, electrical outlets, plumbing and other intrusions; rounded edges or “shoulders”; or incomplete fill…”Grade III is the lowest grade. It has “substantial gaps and voids.”The energy rating software models these three grades differently. When the rater enters Grade I, the software calculates according 100% of the cavity insulation having the R-value entered. When the rater enters Grade II, the software models the cavities as having 98% of their area insulated to the given R-value and 2% uninsulated. For Grade III, 95% of the cavity area is calculated with the given R-value and 5% is treated as uninsulated. (The reason for these particular numbers should become clear to you below.) Six years ago, RESNET published a major revision of the HERS Standards, officially named the 2006 Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Systems Standards. One important new feature in the standards was the grading of insulation installation quality. Before this change, R-13 insulation installed poorly (as shown in the second photo, below) was equivalent to any other R-13 insulation, including insulation with impeccable installation quality (as shown at the top of this article).If you know any HERS raters, you’ve probably heard the debates about the various types of insulation and the poor quality of installation they sometimes see. (OK, you’re right; it’s more than just an occasional sighting.) In fact, the Green Curmudgeon’s suggestion that maybe we ought to consider banning batt insulation has generated a discussion that won’t die.So, how exactly does this system of grading the installation quality of insulation work? Raters have been doing it for six years now, so it’s time for the rest of you to find out what they’re doing. First, a brief overview: RELATED ARTICLES Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog.last_img read more

  • Making her mark

    first_imgLike all touch football players, Victorian Taylor Mason wants to play at the highest level.But in a sport where their national team is made up of mostly players from New South Wales and Queensland, it’s difficult for players from other states and territories to be selected.Well, times are changing.At the Trans-Tasman Touch Series in Mudgee in April, Leah Percy became the first player from Victoria to play for an Open’s at the national level.Mason was part of the contingent of 20 people who made the trip from the southern state to the wine capital of NSW’s Central West to cheer Percy on.And it was an experience Mason won’t forget.“Seeing Australia play New Zealand was amazing and to play a few games up there was cool,” she said.Those games Mason was referring to were the three trial matches against Mudgee’s mixed opens team – the Mudcrabs – who were preparing for the Country Championships.Watching Percy wear the green and gold has inspired this 16-year-old to dream big.“I want to try and make the Australian team but right now I want to make the Alliance for Elite 8s next year,” Mason said.Although one of the youngest in the Victorian girls team contesting this week’s X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC) at Port Macquarie, Mason is one of the most experience.“I got ask to try out for state about four years ago and it just went on from there.“I played opens for Victoria; we went away in March to the NTLs [National Touch League] and had a really good tournament.”Victoria finished third in the women’s opens – their best ever result at the national championships.Mason said her Victorian teammates are hoping to cause a few headaches for the stronger teams from NSW and Queensland at this week’s NYC.“We will go all right. Hopefully get a few wins under our belt.“It’s more about developing and the experience in this tournament,” Mason said.For more information on the NYC, check out these websites:NYC – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auRelated LinksMaking her marklast_img read more

  • 10 months agoWolves goalkeeper Jackson Smith pens pro terms

    first_imgWolves goalkeeper Jackson Smith pens pro termsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves goalkeeper Jackson Smith has signed a three-year pro contract.The 17-year-old has been with Wolves since the age of eight, having signed his first registration in April 2010, and has featured for Darren Ryan’s under-18s this season.Smith, who has agreed terms until 2021, was between the sticks for recent U18 Premier League fixtures against Liverpool, Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers.On Monday the youngster graced the Molineux surface as Wolves were narrowly beaten by Wigan Athletic in the FA Youth Cup. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

  • 10 months ago​Liverpool axe last straw for Man Utd midfielder Pogba

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Liverpool axe last straw for Man Utd midfielder Pogbaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveItalian newspaper Tuttosport claims that Manchester United star Paul Pogba is fed up at the English club.Pogba was an unused substitute as his side were bested 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.It was the third time in the league that he had failed to get a start.And the paper claims that Pogba wants out of United. He could even push for a January move.Juventus and Barcelona are the two clubs credited with an interest, while it is possible Paris Saint-Germain would also desire Pogba. last_img

  • 21 days agoNewcastle boss Bruce fears he’s already running out of time

    first_imgNewcastle boss Bruce fears he’s already running out of timeby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce fears he’s already running out of time to implement his ideas.The Magpies are second from bottom in the Premier League after one win in seven matches and the head coach accused his team of ‘surrendering’ during last Sunday’s 5-0 defeat at Leicester.”They’ve played a certain way and that certain way has been drilled into them (by Rafa Benitez),” said Bruce.’We have to start with that again. If that’s the way they play, I understand that, that’s what we’ll do.”He added: “If you take a manager’s job, you’re under pressure from day one and these days you don’t get time to implement things. You have to be instant, that’s the way it is.”You can’t think you’re going to get two or three years to change things round, you have to work with what you’ve got and try to find a few results.”You don’t get the time anymore – it’s the same with all managers. The flak always stops with me at the top of the tree.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more