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  • Family’s battle to help brave Niall over cancer battle

    first_imgA campaign to provide accommodation for a Donegal family whose 16-year-old son has just been diagnosed with cancer is bringing the entire community together.On November 16th last Niall Gallagher went to his GP feeling unwell. Niall had been feeling very tired and low in energy which was highly unusual for him.He then presented with some swelling on some of his organs. His doctor referred him to Letterkenny University Hospital immediately. He spent the night there in the haematology ward before being rushed to St. James’ Hospital in Dublin on Sunday 17th November. He was diagnosed early on Monday morning with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and will be a patient on the Denis Burkitt ward for the foreseeable. Niall and his family are now facing one of the hardest journeys of their lives.Niall is a talented football player from Malin Head. He is a sociable, smart and gentle teenager with plenty of opportunities ahead of him.See https://www.gofundme.com/f/niall039s-leukemia-treatment?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0bxzDOWq81ow5v5ISSw5iYzGGWvOu0n9O15Gwn92xAMWvusA433D7iRkYHe has commenced a 3-year programme including chemotherapy for ALL. So far, he is beginning his third week of chemotherapy, steroids and other medications as well as several lumbar punctures. Niall will remain in St. James’ for up to 6 months initially. His progression will then tell the story of what will come next. Since Niall is 16 years of age he is treated as an adult and is unable to avail of services such as The Ronald McDonald House for his families’ accommodation.It is truly devastating what Niall is going through this right now and asking for financial assistance is not easy. Niall’s family have now secured rented accommodation close to the hospital and will move in there on the 8th December.Unfortunately, the financial burden of this is incredible. All monies raised will help towards the rent and the long term costs of Niall’s journey to and from Dublin over the next few years. What we’re hoping to raise is just a drop in the ocean but we’re hoping to give Niall and his families some support and show them that we care.So far in excess of a staggering €20,000 has been raised but his family will need every cent of that money and more.Niall continues to amaze us every day with his positivity and at how well he is coping through this unexpected journey in his life. He is the strongest, bravest young man that we know and with all that he is going through he still has a smile and a great sense of humour. We know that with his strength, bravery, his determination and a lot of support he will come out the other side and beat this horrible disease. How can you help?1. Prayers and positivity – we ask that you join us in praying for Niall’s recovery and send him strength and positivity throughout his journey.2. Please donate – Niall and his families would be grateful for any donations big or small. For those unable to donate through the page and wish to do so they can contact a family member or friend.3. Share the link and story with your connections on your social media platforms. On behalf of Niall and his families, we thank you for your prayers, your help, your generosity and your support.Once again here is the link https://www.gofundme.com/f/niall039s-leukemia-treatment?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0bxzDOWq81ow5v5ISSw5iYzGGWvOu0n9O15Gwn92xAMWvusA433D7iRkYFamily’s battle to help brave Niall over cancer battle was last modified: December 7th, 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:BattlecancerGo Fund MeNIall Gallagherlast_img read more

  • Q&A Spotlight: Will One Radiant Floor Heat Two Stories?

    first_imgOne of the houses had double-glazed windows, “not huge R-value,” very good solar orientation and a sprawling layout. Radiant-floor tubing was extended to the second floor, but after two winters the client had no interest in second-floor heat distribution.The other house was much tighter. Here again, heat in only the first-floor slab was enough to keep the house toasty.“I essentially agree with Martin, though, only disagreeing in what the threshold might be,” says Kolbert. “An energy model (and someone who knows what to do with it) would help make the decision.”Robert Riversong, however, isn’t so sure it’s going to work.“Unless your house is very energy efficient (32,000-45,000 btu/hour maximum design load), then a single floor won’t be able to comfortably heat an entire house, and you won’t get the radiant comfort advantage on the non-radiant floors,” writes Robert Riversgong. “In fact, a cool concrete/stone/tile floor will be quite uncomfortable.“All floors should be heated, and the radiant design is critical to effectiveness, efficiency and comfort,” he says. “Get yourself a heating contractor who understands this and who is willing to do the calculations necessary to design an appropriate system.”Keeping feet warmPeople like radiant-floor heat because they think it will keep their feet warm all winter, even when the heat isn’t cranked up.That, at least, is the perception. But NickJ reports the reality can be a little different.“My wife wanted warm feet,” Nick writes. “So we installed radiant in our main floor slab and upper wood floors.”The system keeps the house warm enough, no problem there. But for the heat to be perceptible on the bottom of their feet, Nick adds, “you’d be baked out of the house.”“There is a widespread misunderstanding that a radiant floor needs to be hot in order for feet to feel warm,” Riversong replies.“With shod feet, 90% of people report comfort with a floor that is between 66°F and 84°F, and with bare feet a floor between 79°F and 84°F. Your feet (and most of your skin) are typically 91.4°F, so nothing less than that temperature is going to add heat to your feet.”With bare feet, he adds, the conductivity and specific heat of the flooring material is more important to comfort than the temperature of the floor.Whole-body temperature is as much dependent on the “mean radiant temperature” of all solid materials in the room as it is on air temperature. That’s why, he says, radiant heat feels comfortable even at lower temperatures.But the second floor still won’t be comfortable if only the basement slab is heated.Do the calculationsOne bedrock principle of energy-efficient building is not to hire heating contractors who insist on using a seat-of-the-pants method to calculate a home’s heat load. The best way to calculate a home’s heat load — the first step to designing a residential heating system — is to perform a Manual J calculation, a method promulgated by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.Scholau’s architect thinks the one-floor heat plan will work, but his wife is skeptical; so Schonlau asked a heating contractor to run a Manual J calculation. The contractor said he could do it, but apparently commented that the calculation might as well be used for toilet paper for all the help it would provide.“Should I keep looking for HVAC contractors who will do it or is there a better approach?” he asks. “I’d like to know what the heating and cooling loads are up front, so I can better educated about choosing equipment.”It would probably be best to find a different contractors, says Holladay. “As I’m sure you know, I’ve written that many Manual J analyses are done poorly, and a Manual J calculation is not the be-all and end-all to HVAC system design,” Holladay says. “But to dismiss Manual J entirely shows a remarkable lack of sophistication, so it calls all of the contractors’ promises into doubt.”Armando Cobo writes that a better assessment would come from “Manual GAMA-H-22.” Presumably, GAMA refers to the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, a trade group representing manufacturers of gas-fired water heaters, furnaces, and boilers. Using that standard, Cobo says, a qualified, independent mechanical engineer should be able to analyze the house and recommend a way of heating it. Manual J, he says, is used to calculate heating loads, while H-22 is used to design hydronic systems.Although David Meiland says he’s rarely seen a third-party mechanical designer on residential jobs, Michael Chandler suggests it’s not so odd.“Our Energy Star and Green Rating provider (Southern Energy Management) handles all our Manual J and HVAC system design with their in-house mechanical engineer,” Chandler says. “They don’t do it for free, but it’s a great service and gives us really useful data on our assumptions and actual performance and helps us make changes to move our quality in a positive direction.He suggests Schonlau check with his Energy Star provider. “[There’s] a good chance they can connect you with an engineer who can take it our of the HVAC installers hands,” he writes. “I haven’t had my HVAC installer do his own Manual J for years.”Expert opinionWe asked Peter Yost, GBA’s technical director, for his opinion. Here’s what he had to say:There are really two distinct issues here:1. Can you pump enough BTUs through the basement “radiant” floor system to offset the home’s total heating load?That is the type of question that ACCA Manual J can answer and I don’t doubt that Michael Schonlau can get this calculation done correctly by an energy rater or top-notch HVAC contractor. I also suspect that he can do it without Passivhaus adherence to building envelope performance, but we don’t know any details of the home’s design or siting, so it’s very hard to say with as little information as we have.2. Can the basement “radiant” floor system maintain thermal comfort throughout the home?Manual J certainly won’t help us here. And this is an even harder question because it involves real people with lots of individual perceptions of thermal comfort that ASHRAE Standard 55 wraps up into percentages of large numbers of people satisfied and dissatisfied. We heated homes here in New England for many years with “gravity” distribution systems where grates and passive convection accomplished distribution, but accomplished may be a real stretch if you were to ask folks with these systems. Admittedly, none of those old New England farm houses were or are even in the same universe as Passivhaus.My main point: This is a design questionHow heat generated in the basement will effectively make its way up to the second floor is a design question, probably best attempted by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis. But CFD is not in any HVAC contractor’s or energy rater’s tool boxes that I know.Radiant floor heating may not be best for this situationAnd if I were going to heat one floor, I don’t think I would choose a system with such a low and slow rate of heat exchange as a radiant floor system. It’s hard for me to imagine this system not lagging far enough behind changing outdoor conditions that the home would not be swinging between under- and over-heating in all the spaces, but certainly the basement. And forget any setback strategies.So, can it be done? Absolutely. Will the occupants and their guests be comfortable throughout the heating season? I honestly don’t know but am skeptical. It it were my house, I would be designing in a Plan B to boost the second floor.Terminology technicalitiesFinally, you may be wondering why I have twice put the term radiant in quotation marks when used in the phrase, radiant floor heating. At best, 60% of any hydronic floor heating system is radiant heat transfer. And up on the second floor of this home, it won’t be anywhere near 60%. It will be the air temperature and convection that drive heat distribution with a distinct lack of the cozy “warm toes” phenomenon. RELATED ARTICLES Energy Solutions: Radiant-Floor HeatingMusings of an Energy Nerd: Heating a Tight, Well-Insulated HouseLessons Learned the Hard WayMusings of an Energy Nerd: Saving Energy With Manual J and Manual D Q&A: Sizing HVAC Equipment Michael Schonlau is building a house in Omaha, Nebraska, where he can expect 6,000+ heating degree days a year. He’s planning on putting a radiant-floor system in the basement slab of the ranch-style home with a footprint of about 1,600 sq. ft.In a recent posting on GBA’s page, Schonlau asked whether he’ll have to install radiant loops under the subfloor of the first floor as well as the basement — or will the heat generated in the basement migrate upstairs and keep the house comfortable?“Please assume the house will be well-insulated and air sealed, with ‘good’ windows,” he wrote. But will that be enough to keep his wife’s toes warm through a long Nebraska winter?It’s been doneGBA senior editor Martin Holladay tells Schonlau it can be done, but “but only if you aim for near-Passivhaus levels of airtightness, insulation, and window quality.”Dan Kolbert is more optimistic.“We’ve built a couple of houses on slabs with no heat distribution on the 2nd floor,” Kolbert says. “They were good, but certainly not Passive House.”last_img read more

  • Redick’s 3s, Simmons’ triple-double lift 76ers over Pacers

    first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, blocks the shot attempt by Indiana Pacers’ Darren Collison during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — J.J. Redick has seen plenty in his 12 NBA seasons, yet he insists he’s never heard a louder regular-season crowd.Those fans in Philadelphia were going bonkers over their new sharpshooter.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort After Redick’s 3 made it 113-110, Domantas Sabonis was called for a charge at the other end and fouled out. After two empty possessions that included Joel Embiid missing a dunk, Simmons slipped and it appeared Philadelphia was going to turn it over.But Redick ended up with the ball and drilled an off-balance 3 as the shot clock expired.“Believe it or not, it is something that I occasionally practice,” Redick said.Each team led by nine points in an up-tempo game before the Sixers took control behind Redick, who signed a free-agent deal with Philadelphia in the offseason.Turner hadn’t played since sustaining a concussion in Indiana’s season-opening win against Brooklyn on Oct. 18. McMillan had Turner come off the bench, and after a rusty start, he helped Indiana dominate inside in the first half.Turner had a thunderous dunk over Dario Saric late in the first quarter and blocked Embiid’s jumper early in the second. His 3-pointer ignited a late 9-0 run that helped Indiana to a 63-56 halftime lead.But Turner struggled with his shot in the second half and Embiid got the better of him late.“He was a little rusty,” McMillan said. “He had to play more minutes than we probably would have liked. Sabonis got in foul trouble. He missed some shots that he’s capable of knocking down, and just timing.”Embiid had 18 points and nine rebounds. Robert Covington scored 22 for the 76ers, who shot 50 percent from the field.TIP-INS Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “He’s amazing,” Simmons said.Simmons was pretty good, too. He had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his second triple-double in a rookie season delayed a year because of injury.The Sixers (5-4) last had a winning record when they were also 5-4 on Nov. 13, 2013, but their painful rebuild appears near an end as they won their fourth straight game.Victor Oladipo shook off a slow start to score 31 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 21 and Myles Turner had 11 points and nine rebounds in his return from a concussion for the Pacers. They were outscored 11-0 to close the game as their three-game winning streak was snapped.“We had a couple possessions where we had open looks,” coach Nate McMillan said. “You have to knock those shots down.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacers: F T.J. Leaf didn’t return after spraining his left ankle early in the second quarter. McMillan said X-rays were negative. . Damien Wilkins (personal reasons) was inactive.76ers: Richaun Holmes had several loud dunks during an effective third-quarter stint in his season debut. The center had been out since breaking his left wrist in the preseason. . Furkan Kormaz was assigned to Delaware of the G-League after the game.ROUGHHOUSINGEmbiid was called for a Flagrant 1 foul late in the first quarter when he swatted Thaddeus Young on the head on Young’s dunk.UP NEXTThe Pacers visit the New York Knicks on Sunday night.The 76ers have three days off before starting a five-game trip out West on Tuesday night at Utah. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Porzingis has 37, leads Knicks over Suns Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Redick scored 31 points and hit three decisive 3-pointers late, Ben Simmons had a triple-double and the 76ers moved above .500 for the first time in nearly four years with a 121-110 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.Redick said he had “goosebumps” hearing the ear-splitting sellout crowd finally get a chance to celebrate success.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We all recognize the significance of tonight and getting over .500 for the first time in a long time,” Redick said. “My focus was more on winning. Obviously I had a good third quarter there where I got hot and then the three 3s down the stretch were more about, let’s just get a win.”Redick was 8 of 12 from 3-point range, including the go-ahead jumper with 2:06 left, another 3 to barely beat the shot clock with 1:08 remaining and a third from the left corner to make it 119-110 with 46 seconds to go. View commentslast_img read more

  • 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

  • 6 days agoBournemouth manager Eddie Howe: Let’s keep perspective

    first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe: Let’s keep perspectiveby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe says they shouldn’t get down after their 0-0 draw with Norwich City.A share of the spoils saw the Cherries climb a place to ninth in the Premier League, joining Tottenham, Burnley and West Ham on 12 points.“Sometimes, you have to have the bigger picture in the back of your mind,” said Howe. “It wasn’t the three points we wanted but it wasn’t a defeat.“People will see we’re playing Norwich at home and the expectations are for it to be a home win. I understand that and that’s certainly our expectations as well.“But these games are never that easy and we fully respect Norwich, their manager, their players and the way they play. They are a tough nut to crack and they were for us today.”Howe added: “For me, the past two games defensively have been a big improvement. We were relatively okay from the defensive side at Arsenal and today we were strong again.“Aaron Ramsdale made one big save and, apart from that, he didn’t have too much to do. The disappointing thing is that their goalkeeper wasn’t overly worked and, with the quality we had on the pitch, that was the disappointment.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • A TORONTO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT JUST WON A HUGE AWARD FROM TIFF

    first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Twitter “It makes you feel like you’re doing something right. Like I’m on the right path,” he said after winning the award ealier this week.The seven minute short film is about Charlie and his quest to build himself a robot date that he can bring to his school’s prom.My Fair Robot also won awards at the Zoom Student Film Festival.London will be heading to York University in the fall as one of 10 students accepted into the BFA screenwriting program.By Jordan Steinhauer ~ blogTO Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: A Toronto high school student just won a huge award from TIFF, which kind of makes you wonder what you’re doing with your life, huh?Filmmaker Cole London, who is just 17 and a student at Claude Watson School for the Arts, just won the coveted Best Film award at the annual TIFF Jump Cuts High-School Filmmakers Showcase.London’s film, My Fair Robot, beat out over 90 other student films to take home the top prize. Advertisementlast_img read more