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  • David Ragland Joins USU Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

    first_img Tags: Bowling Green Falcons/Craig Smith/David Ragland/Franklin Phiillips CC Plainsmen/Indiana State Sycamores/Northern Kentucky Norse/Richaun Holmes/Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles/USU Men’s Basketball/Valparaiso Crusaders/Vicennes Trailblazers Written by Brad James June 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local David Ragland Joins USU Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State men’s basketball coach Craig Smith announced the addition of David Ragland to his staff as an assistant coach.Ragland comes to the Aggies after a 2-year stint on the staff of the Valparaiso Crusaders of the Missouri Valley Conference.Last season, the Crusaders defeated the Aggies 72-65 during the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge with Ragland on the staff.In 2017, he was instrumental in the Crusaders’ Horizon League regular season championship which saw them earn an at-large berth in the NIT.While at Valparaiso, Ragland’s primary responsibility was offense and he was successful as the Crusaders finished in the top five of the Missouri Valley Conference last season in both points per game and scoring margin, while finishing third in field goal percentage.Prior to his arrival at Valpariso, Ragland spent one season at Northern Kentucky (2015-16) and helped the Norse find their feet during their first season in the Horizon League.Ragland was on the Bowling Green staff in 2014-15, helping Falcons star Richaun Holmes earn first-team all-Mid American Conference honors, while the squad won 21 games that season.Before this, Ragland was at Indiana State from 2010-2014, helping the Sycamores to the NCAA Tournament in 2011, while they made the postseason all four years during his time at Terre Haute, Ind.During his playing days, Ragland was with Division II Southern Indiana and helped the Screaming Eagles win 47 games and leading the team in assists each year he was on the squad.He also played for the Division II Missouri Southern State Lions, helping the team to a 30-3 record and a place in the Division II Final Four.After his playing days, Ragland started his coaching career as an assistant at Franklin Phillips C.C. of Borger, Texas.After his time with the Plainsmen, he became the head coach at Vincennes after three years as an assistant with the Trailblazers.The highlight of his tenure was leading the squad to the NJCAA District Tournament finals during the 2009-10 season.Ragland and his wife have two children, Ava and Joshua.last_img read more

  • Hicks scores twice to lead Leafs past Trail 3-2

    first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsEverett Hicks scored twice to lead the Nelson Peewee Leafs to a narrow 3-2 victory over Rossland/Trail in West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep action Friday at the Civic Centre Arena.Leading 1-0 after one period, Hicks scored his second of the game on the power playing as he re-directed a goal-mouth pass from Jayden Maida. Bryce Twible also assisted on the play.Jaden Bennett scored what proved to be the winner in the third on a nice pass from Taylor Cooper.Aigne McGeady-Bruce had an assist on the first period goal by Hicks.Curt Doyle was in goal for the Reps to register the win.The Reps return to action Friday against Castlegar. Nelson travels to play Creston Saturday before concluding the three-game weekend Sunday in Grand Forks.The following weekend the Reps meet Trail in game one of the West Kootenay Peewee Rep Playoffs. Home is has yet to be [email protected]last_img read more

  • Scrounging for a team in a summer league, Brownlee finds a home instead

    first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Despite finishing out of the podium, Batang Gilas flies home with history “I was in a panic. I had to call around, I was able to get a hold of (agent) Sheryl (Reyes) and she was in the NBA Summer League in Vegas at the time,” coach Tim Cone said. “She gave me a list of names and at the end of the list of names was Justin Brownlee.”Cone had seen Brownlee play before and knew his game fits the PBA like a glove.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“He was the guy that I’ve always wanted because I had scouted him in previous Summer Leagues and in the D-League and I’ve always thought he’s going to be perfect for this league,” he said.“She said he (Brownlee) could make it and he’d get on the plane next day and he got on the plane next day and lo and behold.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cone had faith in Brownlee even before the forward could put on the kind of scoring display that he is now known for.“I remember he missed his first eight. He was 0-for-8 in that first game. I remember that distinctly because when I was telling everybody about Justin, I was telling them, ‘He’s a lights out shooter.’ I kept telling everybody that,” said Cone, who won his third title since transferring to Ginebra—all with Brownlee as his import.“But as the conference progressed, we knew we had something special and mostly it’s not just special on the floor,” he added. “What makes an import truly special is the combination of what he is on and off the floor.”The PBA has a long list of great imports who have come and gone but there are only a few who left a lasting legacy.Cone believes Brownlee, widely-regarded as one of the best imports in Ginebra history, belongs in that elite company.ADVERTISEMENT “The guys that can do both are really the special ones. I said that about Norman Black, Bobby Parks, Sean Chambers absolutely and I think Justin Brownlee is another one,” he said.“He’s just great on both sides and it’s hard to find that. It’s really harder than you think to find greatness on and off the court.”Looking back, Brownlee still can’t wrap his head around the kind of journey he’s had considering how it started.“You mean back in 2016? Yeah, I didn’t expect, I definitely didn’t expect this. I was just hoping I could come and help out the team, you know with Paul, he was injured,” the 30-year-old Brownlee, who was named Best Import in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup, said.“I think he had a timetable, a few weeks to a month or whatever it was. I was just coming in to just do whatever I can to help the team win, and I was gonna be the replacement.”Not too long ago, Brownlee was in the Summer League hoping to crack a roster spot.“He wasn’t playing in the Summer League. He was walking around in Las Vegas at that time hoping to make a Summer League team and he didn’t make it,” Cone said.He found a home instead. Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Justin Brownlee celebrates after making a basket. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwo years ago, Justin Brownlee was brought in by Barangay Ginebra originally as a temporary replacement for first-choice import Paul Harris.The Gin Kings needed Brownlee to fill in after Harris suffered a gruesome hand injury just before the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup began.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

  • Round-up: QPR and Bees signings close, Stones latest, Traore to see specialist

    first_imgQPR and Brentford are both close to adding a defender to their squads.United States international Tim Ream (pictured above) is discussing personal terms after Rangers agreed a fee with Bolton for the 27-year-old.And Brentford are tonight on the verge of completing a deal to sign right-back Maxime Colin, 23, from Anderlecht.However, the Bees have been dealt a blow with the news that summer signing Andreas Bjelland will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury against Oxford.Chelsea are of course looking to sign a defender – John Stones. But Everton boss Roberto Martinez has again said that the England centre-back is not for sale.Martinez is keen to keep Stones at Goodison ParkThere continues to be speculation over the futures of various Chelsea players, with Italian media reports suggesting Juventus want both Ramires and Juan Cuadrado.Meanwhile, Armand Traore is due to see a specialist on Friday and QPR are hopeful he will be given the green light to return to action.Chris Ramsey has backed recent signing Grant Hall, insisting there is no sentiment involved in bringing in people who previously worked with the QPR head coach at Tottenham.Hall has been praised by R’s fans on Twitter for his debut display against Yeovil this week.Finally, Chelsea Ladies defender Gilly Flaherty has told West London Sport she believes her team’s attacking options could be vital during the title run-in.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • The Green Architects Chat With Allison Bailes

    first_imgHow do you quantify and discuss mean radiant temperature and its impact on naked people? Allison helps bring an understanding to the least understood of the four major factors of thermal comfort (temperature control, humidity, air movement, and mean radiant temperature).Talk to us about having an architect on staff to help integrate design and mechanical engineering. Allison talks about how his office moves through the design of a mechanical system along with the building. He also explains how Manual J, T, and D designs add to the project.Cost offsets: In a mixed climate, is it still a good strategy to improve the thermal envelope in order to reduce the size of the mechanical equipment and anticipated operating costs? And how is that done? After a discussion of the differences in climate, Allison explains an approach very similar to that used in a cold climate.What’s the most important piece of advice you have for someone setting out to perform a serious renovation project? It’s not a big surprise that improving the building envelope gets top priority in Allison’s response.We’ve noticed that you’ve embraced the “Pretty Good House” concept in your blogs. What has attracted you to this concept? Allison talks about seeing the blogs on GBA from Mike Maines and thinking, “What a great idea”— to move away from prescriptive programs toward a more independent method of improving our housing stock.What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen built into a project? Allison shares a nice story about his in-laws’ home.Finally, Phil shares the song of the episode, “This One’s Different,” by the Georgia band Howler. Also be sure to check out Allison’s Energy Vanguard blog. Remember, you can always e-mail us at [email protected] or visit us on Facebook to let us know what topic you’d like us to cover for a podcast.Thanks for listening, everyone. Cheers. The HighlightsMoscow Mule Cocktail. Since we recorded in the morning, on a workday, we did not consume these during the podcast, but Phil and I enjoyed them later. It’s 1½ oz. vodka and the juice from half a lime, added to ice in a highball glass or beer glass, and topped with Ginger Brew (Jamaican style). Garnish with a twist or wedge of lime. Happy Summer, everybody. For many, many more cocktail ideas, browse Fine Cooking’s cocktail recipes section.Tell us about Energy Vanguard and then tell us what’s new in Energy Star Version 3. Allison shares how his company came to be and what they do. He also gives us a little history on Energy Star and the big difference that Energy Star 3 brings. It’s going to be the HVAC contractor who’ll have to make the most adjustments. Allison Bailes was in town to talk to the Building Science Discussion Group, and Phil and I thought we’d grab him to share a conversation with our listeners. (For more on the Building Science Discussion Group, see “Steve’s Garage.”)Allison is the founder of Energy Vanguard, an Energy Star provider and training organization. He’s also a green building advisor here on GBA, where he lends some warm-climate experience to the more cold-climate-oriented crew.After briefly talking about juggling and his choice to be left-handed, we covered many topics, mostly surrounding the requirements of the new Energy Star specifications and his company’s approach to auditing and designing mechanical systems. Subscribe to Green Architects’ Lounge on iTunes— you’ll never miss a show, and it’s free!RELATED CONTENTcenter_img PODCAST: The Green Architects Chat With John StraubePODCAST: The Green Architects Chat With James Howard KunstlerPODCAST: An Interview With Martin Holladay, Part 1We Are the 99% — AND the 1% The Trouble with Homes — Asthma and Poor Indoor Air QualityIs the Pretty Good House the Next Big Thing? OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTChris Briley: Hey, everybody, welcome to the Green Architects’ Lounge podcast. I’m your host, Chris Briley.Phil Kaplan: And I’m your host, Phil Kaplan. Nice to see you, Chris.Chris: We’ve got a special guest with us today. Dr. Allison Bailes III is the founder of the very popular blog Energy Vanguard, a contributor to GBA, a recovering physicist, the program manager at Southface Energy Institute, home performance manager of the Hoots Group, a juggler, a left-hander, and — brace yourselves — he’s a man! Allison, thank you for coming in.Allison Bailes: Well, thank you, guys. It’s good to be here.Chris: We’ve discovered that you’re left-handed now.Allison: Yes, as of 2007.Phil: Tell us the story!Chris: You were born right-handed …Allison: Yeah, I just evolved. I felt like a left-hander in a right-hander’s body. In 2006 I became a juggler. I had taught myself to juggle in 1993, but in 2006 I became obsessed. When you’re juggling, it’s important to be as uniform as possible with both hands. If you’re a right-hander, you have to practice more with your left hand, and vice-versa. So, I decided if I want to get better at juggling, I should switch everything to the left hand. In 2007 I started with three things. One was washing the dishes. Instead of holding the sponge in my right hand, I would put it in my left hand. Brushing my teeth and eating were the other things I started with.Chris: So, left-handedness is a lifestyle choice …Phil: Hey, Chris, why don’t you tell us about today’s drink before we dig into this further?Chris: This is a Russian cousin to the Dark and Stormy. It’s called the Moscow Mule. [The guys talk about the drink recipe.]Phil: In keeping with the Green Architects’ Lounge tradition, we’ve got a song to go with the drink. I pulled out an album by one of my favorite bands, Howler, and found out they’re from Georgia, where Allison is from. The name of the album is “America, Give Up,” and the name of the song is “This One’s Different.”Chris: OK, back to green architecture. Personally, I have questions about Energy Star 3. No one in our building science discussion group knows anything about it. What’s the big difference between Energy Star 2 and 3? And what are the little differences?Phil: But first, tell us about Energy Vanguard, and why you would know about this in the first place.Allison: Energy Vanguard is a HERS training provider and rating provider. We do HVAC design and architecture. We’ve been a provider for about three years now and got an award last year from Energy Star — the Leadership in Housing Award for qualifying an outstanding number of Energy Star homes, which was nearly 300.We don’t do ratings ourselves; we are a provider only for independent raters. We’ve got some companies that are really good at qualifying Energy Star homes. There’s a company in Nashville called E3-Innovate, a great home-performance and rating company. Another company in Macon, Ga., did over 100 ratings of Energy Star homes last year. In our work as a rating provider, we have to know about Energy Star.The Energy Star program started in the mid-1990s. It involved some energy modeling with rating software and one inspection at the final. The second version of Energy Star came out in 2006 and introduced the second inspection at pre-drywall, which is one of the best things to have come out of the Energy Star program: getting the rater into the house — a third-party verifier — to look at the envelope, look at the mechanicals, and find problems before they get covered up. And Energy Star still kept the final inspection, the testing, and the energy modeling.Now we’re in the transition to Energy Star 3; we can certify homes as Energy Star 2.5 or 3 at the moment. As of July 1, they will all be Energy Star 3. Instead of the one checklist we had before, Version 3 has four checklists: No. 1 for the builder, on water management; No. 2 for the rater, a thermal enclosure rating checklist; No. 3, the HVAC rater checklist; and No. 4, a checklist for the HVAC contractor.The HVAC contractor has the biggest adjustment — because the HVAC industry is good at certain things, but not good at getting the whole thing right. I’m generalizing here. There are some very good HVAC contractors who are good at the whole process — the system, the sizing, the design, and the distribution, which is often neglected, especially in our part of the world where we mostly have forced-air systems.Version 3 requirements are pretty stiff. There are a lot of requirements for airflow, and the design requirements are heavy. But, someone besides the contractor, like Energy Vanguard, can do the design and complete that part of the HVAC contractor’s checklist. And the contractor does the part for installation, while the rater does the rating checklist.HVAC is the biggest change in Version 3. Version 2 basically required that the contractor had to do a Manual J and size the system accordingly, and match the indoor and outdoor coils for air-conditioning, and have low duct leakage. Those requirements were relatively simple — although one of the biggest battles I had over and over was with the rating provider. Our raters would send us their files for quality assurance, so we’d have to look at the energy model and go through the documents, look at the Manual J, and look at the system that was installed. If the system was too big — if the Manual J said this house needed 2 tons of air-conditioning and the contractor put in 3½ tons of air-conditioning, that does not meet the Energy Star requirements of no more than 15 percent oversizing. So, it was always a battle.Usually, if a contractor wanted to put in 3½ tons of air-conditioning, instead of coming up with a 2-ton Manual J, they could maybe fudge the numbers a little bit and come up with a 3½-ton Manual J, so the Manual J and the system were in agreement.But, I would look through the Manual Js and find all sorts of mistakes. They would change the design temperatures. You’re supposed to use the correct indoor and outdoor design temperatures for the location of the house. You’re supposed to put in the correct number of people because people add heating and cooling load to the house. For cooling, the number of people has an effect because each person gives off 230 Btu per hour of sensible heat, and that goes into the calculation.The rule is that the number of people should equal the number of bedrooms in the house, plus one. So, a three-bedroom house would have four people. I’ve seen a Manual J with a three-bedroom house that had 11 people living in it. Another provider had one with 25 people. This is one of the ways you can cheat on a Manual J.Energy Star requires the Manual J to be in agreement with the size of the system installed. If you change the parameters of the load calculation, and the provider and the rater don’t look deeply into it, you can get the oversize system anyway in an Energy Star house. And there are some out there like that.Chris: You’re warm climate focused. We and GBA have been accused of being cool climate focused.Allison: Well, Energy Star has a requirement for limiting the size of air conditioners, but there’s no similar requirement for limiting the size of heating systems. You want the system size as close to the actual loads as possible because an air conditioner does two jobs. To do the dehumidification properly, it needs a longer run time. The more oversized a system is, the shorter the run time is.Chris: You ever run a dehumidification system through ductwork that is not air-conditioning?Allison: There are some houses that have them, and those are great. Air conditioners are only going to be dehumidifiers when they’re running. The worst days for humidity in houses are what some people call 80/80 days. It’s 80 degrees outside, so it’s not hot; the air conditioner is not going to be running much because there is not much of a sensible cooling load. If it’s 80 degrees and cloudy and the humidity level is 80 percent, the air conditioner won’t be running enough to dehumidify the house. That’s when a dehumidification system will help keep the house comfortable.Chris: I want to get to mean radiant temperature. “Naked People Need Building Science” was the title of one of your blogs. Let’s say a room has a large glass wall facing north. It can suck the heat from you or radiate heat toward you.Allison: The issue of mean radiant temperature is not one that most people have to deal with. Different factors affect your comfort, chief among them air temperature. If they’re uncomfortable in a house, the first thing most people check is the thermostat. Humidity is the second most important factor, but most people check the temperature first. Another one is air movement. In summertime we want the ceiling fans on; in winter, we don’t want drafts blowing on us.The fourth one is mean radiant temperature, and that’s important, especially in certain rooms. In the South we have bonus rooms, also called frogs — finished room over garage. These rooms often have comfort problems, and a lot of them have to do with mean radiant temperature. I’ve been in many attics behind the kneewalls in those bonus rooms, and what you see is fiberglass batts stuffed in 2×4 bays, and they’re falling out and not making good contact with the drywall. The cold air in the attic in winter, or the hot air in summer, gets right up against the sheetrock, so the walls are cold in winter or hot in summer. Someone in that room might feel uncomfortable, even if the air temperature is good, because of the net radiant heat transfer between them and the walls.You alluded to windows earlier. In new houses we’re putting in double- or triple-paned windows, and they’re not as much of a problem as the single-paned windows in older houses — although they’re worse than walls. In an older house, if you stand next to a single-paned plate glass window on a cold night, your body is losing heat to that window and it’s not sending much back to you.Chris: You have an architect on staff, which is unusual in your field of energy auditing.Phil: Yes, energy affects the shape and form of a house. Talk to us about that.Allison: I hired an architect two years ago and immediately put him through the HERS class, so he learned about building science and energy modeling. His background is in commercial architecture, most recently high-end restaurants, and now he’s a certified energy rater with us. He doesn’t go out and do ratings, but when he designs a house or designs HVAC for a house, he does the rating file, and we can pass that along to the client if he or she wants to get the home Energy Star rated.So, in addition to teaching him home energy rating stuff, our architect also learned HVAC design. We use the software Right-Suite Universal from Wrightsoft.HVAC design is four steps. The first is calculating the heating and cooling loads; that’s Manual J. Manual J is a code designed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. The second step is Manual S, or equipment selection. Once you know the loads, room by room — how many Btu per room for heating and cooling — that tells you how many cubic feet per minute of air flow you need for a forced-air system. Once you have that, you select equipment and figure out how to zone the house.Once you have equipment selected, the next step is air distribution, or Manual T, which decides where you’ll put the vents in a forced-air system, the supply vents and the return vents, what kinds of grilles and registers you’ll use, and how much throw you’ll get so that there is proper air mixing in the house. That’s not as important, by the way, in a high-performance home.Chris: There’s not as much heat loss through the envelope.Allison: The standard way of installing a duct system is to place supply vents under windows and near doors. Typically, older homes have a lot of load there. But high-performance homes have better windows, so we can place supply vents toward the center of the house and shorten the duct system, which helps with installation, cost, and efficiency. So that’s Manual T, deciding how to get the air distributed. And then there’s Manual D, for duct design — connecting the equipment to the vents, etc.Phil: That’s cool! Makes me want to take a HERS class. Can you do a northern version?Allison: We’ve had northerners in our class before. Recently a guy from Massachusetts came down and took our class.Phil: Let’s talk about cost offsets to justify improving the envelope. If we improve the envelope to some extent, then we can start extracting mechanical systems, including distribution. Is that still possible in mixed hot/humid climates? Can we not supply every room? Is that part of the strategy? Can we eliminate a large part of the heating system? How do you make that work?Allison: Absolutely. That’s what Passivhaus is all about — reducing the loads to such a small number. There was an article a few years ago about a house in Illinois so well sealed and air tight that you could heat it with a blow dryer. In a heating climate, it’s a bit easier to do that than in a cooling and humid climate like the Southeast. We’re not just worried about temperature but also about humidity, and getting dehumidification from the cooling system is important.Chris: We get people who move here [to Maine] and want to install air-conditioning. They haven’t lived here and made the adjustment yet. But then we put thermal mass in their house, and they say, “You’re right, Mr. Architect.” We hear that once in a while.Phil: We also can avoid that conversation by installing air-source heat pumps, which have a cooling component built in.Allison: When you make the house better and better, you can save some money by reducing the size of the equipment you install or, at the next level, change the type of equipment you install. You can use ductless minisplit heat pumps; your distribution system is the air handlers themselves, placed throughout the house. Can you just supply the heating and cooling in certain rooms? Yes. In a small bathroom, in the interior of the house, there’s not really a need to install a vent in that room.Chris: For the lion’s share of houses out there, the HVAC designer is the HVAC contractor. What’s the process for a client who comes to me, the architect, and asks me to design the HVAC?Allison: If you have a really good envelope and you put the HVAC distribution system inside the envelope, there’s more leeway for letting the HVAC contractor do things. However, you can still have comfort problems because of poor distribution. A smart contractor can make sure distribution is handled properly.Chris: What is your first piece of advice about renovation?Allison: Pay attention to the envelope first. Don’t add insulation to an older home if it doesn’t have the proper flashing and drainage plane on the outside. If you do a complete gut rehab from the inside and add insulation to the walls, you might have moisture problems. The envelope comes first, always.I saw a house under renovation in Atlanta, in which they were creating conditioned space from what had been an unconditioned attic. They raised the roof a little bit, insulated the roof line, and used blown cellulose. Not long after, the contractor had to return and change most of the decking on the roof. This was in wintertime. The warm, moist air in the conditioned space had gotten through the cellulose, and the cellulose had sagged, and the warm, moist air pockets in the attic, against the roof deck, caused condensation, and the roof deck started to buckle.Moisture is one of the biggest things people need to understand. People worry about vapor retarders and vapor barriers, but a lot of the moisture comes from infiltration, not from the diffusion process — especially in the Southeast.Phil: We’ve talked a lot in our building science discussion group about the Pretty Good House. What drew you to it?Allison: I saw it on GBA — I saw Mike Maines’s article about it — and thought, wow, what a great idea. There’s a lot of frustration out there about some of the programs — Passivhaus takes it too far, LEED for Homes is going through requirement changes, Energy Star 3 is too hard. There’s some merit to those arguments, but the programs still do have a role. The Pretty Good House movement is a good idea because it gives those of us in the field, who aren’t creating the program guidelines, the chance to figure out how we would do it if we had our own program.Maybe we don’t want to go as far as the other programs, but we want to build something that’s pretty good. There is still a need for third-party verification and the requirement to get the air handler and distribution inside the envelope. Let’s stop putting ducts in unconditioned space.Phil: LEED houses and Passivhaus are not climate-specific, and Pretty Good House will allow us some flexibility to do that. It’s not as prescriptive. It will get to things that are more right.Chris: There’s a book in the works.Yeah, there will be leeway for builders to be creative. You’re not submitting anything to anybody for certification. You’re just paying attention to each feature of what a Pretty Good House needs or wants.[The guys joke about “reinvented physicists.”]Allison: On my blog I write about how the physical world works — for example, how a radiant barrier works, or the second law of thermodynamics. That law is really important; in any HERS rater or building science class you take, you come to the second law of thermodynamics.Building science boils down to very few things: controlling the flow of air, heat and moisture. Heat naturally wants to move from areas of high temperature to lower temperature; moisture moves from where it’s wet to where it’s dry; and air moves from high pressure to low pressure areas. That’s the second law of thermodynamics.Phil: We need to know a lot more about the universal rules.Chris: What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen a homeowner or builder or architect do?Allison: The strangest was probably at my in-laws’ house. I did some work there and was crawling around in the attic. The insulation had turned black — a telltale sign that a lot of air was moving through the insulation. I peeled it back and saw a 2-ft.-wide by 6-in.-deep hole in the sheetrock. I looked through it and saw the back of the refrigerator.The house was built in 1962, but 10 years ago they had the kitchen redone. The contractor decided that since the fridge was sitting in a niche behind cabinetry, it needed to be vented to the attic, and he cut a big hole in the Sheetrock. And that thing drew a lot of air. The heat coming off the fridge helped the stack effect even more. A hole of that size increased the blower-door test by 700 cfm. Just by sealing that hole, it made a pretty big dent in the blower-door test. The refrigerator effect…[Allison reveals he’s a new, full advisor on GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, and surprises Chris and Phil with the news that they too will be welcomed onto the advisory board.]last_img read more

  • Use Smart Collections To Sort Mixed Format Footage in FCPX

    first_imgSave yourself a ton of time when dealing with a mixed format project by using Smart Collections in FCPX.It’s become quite common to edit a project that’s comprised of many different formats. Run and gun-type material — documentaries, promos, etc. — is often shot across a multitude of formats (often in different frame rates) and at some point during the editorial process this likely becomes very problematic.In some cases, and for many reasons, it can be very beneficial for you to have your footage sorted by frame rate. As an example, at some point you might want to bring all of your slow motion footage (60p) into a timeline, and it would be ideal to access all of it at once.Another scenario might be that you want cross convert your 25p (PAL) footage into 29.97 (NTSC) prior to bringing it into your timeline. There are countless reasons why organizing your footage based on frame rate is so beneficial, and thankfully FCPX offers an easy solution for doing this.The Smart Collections feature in FCPX essentially allows you to pick any set of parameters and filter all of the footage in your project based on them. In this case, I’d recommend creating a collection for each of your frame rates. Let’s say you’re cutting a documentary shot on 3 cameras (23.98, 29.97, and 60p). You’d create three different smart collections, each of which pertain to a different frame rate:This way, any clip in your project is automatically organized by frame rate and any new clip you add to your project will be organized in the same way. Not all projects have a need for organizing footage this way. However, in the finishing stages of nearly any mixed format project, this type of organizational structure will be extremely effective in helping you streamline your output/delivery process.Want a few more FCPX tips? Check out these articles from right here on PremiumBeat!Vimeo Video School: Final Cut Pro X From Start to Finish10 Must-Have Final Cut Pro X PluginsArchive and Backup Files in Final Cut Pro XDid this FCPX tip help you out? Got any other workflow tips you can share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

  • Cavs owner gets ‘vile’ voicemails after LeBron’s ‘bum’ tweet

    first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “I received voicemails after LeBron tweeted that were some of the most vile, disgusting, racist,” Gilbert said on Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”“There’s an element of racism that I didn’t even realize existed in this country this much.”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 shutoutGilbert said he had not told James about the voicemails. He called the comments unnerving.“And you could hear it in their voice — the racism,” Gilbert said. “It wasn’t even really about the issue, and that’s what really got me, because they went to who they really are, some of them.” MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next LATEST STORIES “Our interests are in the policies at the federal level, and not the politics surrounding the elections,” he said. “We have often supported both political parties in the same election so that we have the ability to impact positive change, regardless of who occupies the offices.“Our focus with any office-holder or politician is about the communication of the still substantial needs of our former rust-belt cities that are now finally beginning the road to recovery and growth that other parts of America have been experiencing for a long period of time.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answer questions during an NBA basketball news conference at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio. Gilbert says he received “vile, disgusting” voicemails after LeBron James called President Donald Trump “a bum” on Twitter. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert received “vile, disgusting” voicemails after LeBron James called President Donald Trump a “bum” on Twitter.Gilbert said he was flooded with phone messages when the NBA’s most celebrated player criticized Trump for rescinding a White House invitation to Golden State’s Stephen Curry to honor the team’s NBA championship.ADVERTISEMENT FEU rolls to 3rd straight win, routs UP Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight This week, James said he did not regret his comment about Trump.“Me and my friends call me that all the time,” James said during a news conference on media day. “I’m not his friend, though. He’s not my friend. No, when I woke up and saw what he said about Steph Curry. First of all, it’s so funny because it’s like you inviting me to your party, right? As a matter of fact, it’s not like you invited me.“It’s almost, like, ’Hey, I’m not going to be able to make it. I’m not coming and then you would be like, ‘LeBron, guess what? You’re not invited.’ I wasn’t coming anyways, so that was funny to me when I woke up and saw that. So, my first initial response was, you bum.”James also commended NFL players for protesting after Trump said owners should fire any players who kneel during the national anthem.Gilbert has ties to Trump, from his Quicken Loans mortgage lending company donating $750,000 to the president’s inauguration party. But Gilbert said in a statement this week that he supports both political parties.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters 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 View commentslast_img read more

  • 9 months agoNapoli coach Ancelotti confident keeping PSG target Allan

    first_imgNapoli coach Ancelotti confident keeping PSG target Allanby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti is confident keeping hold of Allan.The midfielder is being linked with PSG.Ancelotti said, “I am not afraid of losing Allan, as the club wants to remain competitive. “We are just evaluating the possibility of loaning a player or two out, as Amin Younes and Vlad Chiriches are returning from injury and we don’t want the squad to be too large.“I don’t foresee any big moves in the January transfer market. Let’s not try to hide the fact Marko Rog is the most likely to be loaned out.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

  • 9 months agoAgent waiting on Barcelona approach for Chelsea striker Giroud

    first_imgAgent waiting on Barcelona approach for Chelsea striker Giroudby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Olivier Giroud is yet to hear from Barcelona, it has been revealed.Giroud was linked with Barca in the Catalan press this week.However, a representative of the Frenchman told Foot Mercato he’s yet to be contacted by Barca.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed he’d like to sign a new striker this month.And Giroud fits the bill given his experience and affordability. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img