Guyana has vast untapped resources – US Ambassador

first_img…tells Private Sector potentials are enormousIn a welcome reception hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Guyana Inc for newly-accredited United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch on Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel, the new envoy showered praises on the Chamber for the rapid growth it has made since its launch last year and said she was thrilled to engage with it immediately.US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch addressing a large crowd of Private Sector representatives, politicians and entrepreneurs on Tuesday at the Marriott, with President of AMCHAM, Zulficar Ally at the backGlobally, AmCham promotes and creates bilateral trade, business opportunities, and partnerships. And the US Ambassador said these objectives are among top priorities for her mission. “So, it is very gratifying to have a local partner committed to the same goals. We see a long future of continued economic cooperation between the United States and Guyana and we will do all we can to expand economic opportunities and promote growth across all sectors,” she stated.Ambassador Lynch pointed out that Guyana’s Private Sector is carving out its role in a new and exciting era in the country’s development trajectory. Lynch said AmCham-Guyana has already had several notable successes, from taking the organisation from a mere idea to an official affiliate in record time and exponential growth of its membership since its August 2018 founding.“…to its already diverse and impactful civil engagement, AmCham-Guyana has shown that it intends to be an active stakeholder committed to seeing growth and development in Guyana. Both American and Guyanese companies will benefit from the dedication and commitment of this organisation, as will the people of Guyana and the United States,” she added.The Ambassador also highlighted another collaborative effort from this year between Guyana’s Private Sector and the US Embassy. Last June, the Private Sector became part of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (or OSAC) by setting up its own Country Council. These councils focus on issues, including business and information security, as well as intellectual property rights.“What initiatives like AmCham, and OSAC show is that Guyanese businesses and entrepreneurs are being pro-active in positioning their country to engage successfully in the global business environment. The Private Sector is not only reaching out and building linkages and cooperation with businesses and organisations across the world, it is also looking at how to become more competitive and develop strong and innovative local content for emerging markets. For this, I commend you,” the newly appointed Ambassador said.Meanwhile, President of AmCham-Guyana, Zulficar Ally, in his address to the gathering noted that the organisation now has 45 active members and seven committees through which members can participate. Further, AmCham is also an associate member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean, which received the fattest acceptance in history.Ally revealed that partnerships between local companies and that of the United States have already begun to bear fruit. In addition to that, AmCham has also made significant stride in ensuring that it is becomes a diversified and gender neutral organisation.Oil sectorWith the recent oil discoveries, now totalling an estimated 5.5 billion barrels, and which have catapulted Guyana onto the global stage; Lynch said the country’s economy is much more than oil. This, she said, is evident in the fact that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has seen positive growth for at least the last 10 years.Lynch said foreign investment is likely to greatly increase in the coming years. “Guyana has vast untapped resources, so the potential is enormous. Together with sound democratic governance and an independent and active civil society, the Private Sector here has the opportunity to thrive, and Guyana has the opportunity to become one of the wealthiest countries in the hemisphere.”The US envoy also commended the move being made to establish a Sovereign Wealth Fund. She said no matter what the future holds for the law itself, having a Sovereign Wealth Fund in place from the first day of production is needed to protect 100 per cent of the people’s patrimony. This includes not only profits from the oil that has already been discovered, but also from new discoveries.However, Lynch also said prudent management of incoming revenues will ensure that investments by the Government in its people do not simply last for as long as oil is pumped out of the ground, but beyond that, for the next 30, 50, even 100 years, through the creation of diverse new industries and projects.last_img read more

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Trojans can’t pull the upset

first_img“We can be happy because we reached a lot of our goals from early in the year that probably no one really believed but us,” said Lodrick Stewart, who led USC with 22 points. “The coaching staff taught us a lot and brought us beyond what we thought we could do this year.” USC (21-10, 11-7) will play sixth-seeded Stanford in the first round of the Pac-10 tournament at 6:20 p.m. Thursday. The teams split two games in the regular season, with USC winning last week at Galen Center. This game mirrored USC’s season so far, with a lot for the coaching staff to be happy about, but not the desired conclusion. It’s the first time this season the Trojans lost consecutive games. Stewart forced overtime with a 3-pointer from in front of the USC bench with five seconds left. Many of his family members, who came over from Seattle, got a great view of the shot from right behind the bench. Stewart had a chance to win the game in the first overtime when he was hit on the elbow by Kyle Weaver on a 3-point attempt with 2.1 seconds to go and the Trojans trailing by twopoints. After making the first free throw, he missed the second. The Cougars (24-6, 13-5) called a time-out to ice him, but Stewart came out and hit the final free throw to force another extra period. PULLMAN, Wash. – USC players and coaches shook hands with their opponents at midcourt Saturday and walked into the tunnel with hints of smiles on their faces. Call it a glass half-full point of view. “I just wish I could have made one more free throw,” Stewart said. “It’s frustrating because I knew if I made those three, I could seal the game. That last free throw, whew, I was nervous in there on that one. I miss it, we lose. I make it, we get another shot.” In double overtime, USC trailed by three with 45 seconds remaining. Stewart attempted a 3-pointer to tie the score again, but it barely nicked the rim. Gabe Pruitt hit two 3-pointers down the stretch but Washington State made its free throws to hold off the Trojans. Taj Gibson’s full-court heave at the buzzer came up well short. USC nearly pulled out the victory despite playing without leading scorer Nick Young for both overtimes. Young fouled out with 18 seconds left in regulation after he stopped at the free-throw line and tried a series of moves to get defender Weaver up in the air with the Trojans trailing by two points. But Weaver stayed on the ground, Young lowered his shoulder and Weaver flopped to the floor. An offensive foul was called. It was similar to the first game between the teams, a 58-55 Washington State win at Galen Center, when Young caught the inbounds pass – down by one in the final seconds – and was called for charging at midcourt. “It’s one of the things I was proud of,” coach Tim Floyd said. “I think our guys played well without him.” Young said he thought he jinxed himself by watching the movie “Deja Vu” with Denzel Washington on Friday night. He stayed hunched over on the court for a minute before walking off. “It was very hard,” Young said. “Especially when it went into double overtime and how intense the game was. It was hard to see my teammates out there and not be able to do anything to be a part of it except cheer for them.” matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img A regular season full of positives ended with a disappointing 88-86 double-overtime loss to No. 13 Washington State at Beasley Coliseum. The Trojans, ranked No. 23, lost the battle for second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, but couldn’t be too discouraged with third after entering the season picked to finish sixth by the media. It’s USC’s highest placement since taking second in 2001-02. The Trojans were last in the Pac-10 just two years ago. last_img read more

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Brazil coach Tite losing sleep ahead of Argentina Copa semi

first_img“I couldn’t sleep properly, I’m not Superman, I’m the way I am and I can deal with that,” he said ahead of Tuesday’s match in Belo Horizonte’s Mineirao stadium, the scene of Brazil’s 7-1 semi-final humiliation against Germany at the 2014 World Cup.“Yesterday I woke up at 3.15 am, I was thinking about what I’m going to do.“As a coach I always have a notepad next to me to write something down. That’s the reality of being a coach, not just me, (Argentina coach Lionel) Scaloni too, all of us.”This match has been billed as a clash between the individual brilliance of Argentina’s star players such as Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero against the collective ability of Brazil.But Tite said the Argentina team is more than just a collection of individuals and that it would be impossible to try to just stop those singular talents.“Argentina make the most of those individual talents linking them into a coherent unit,” he said.“You can’t eliminate Messi, you might be able to reduce what he can do but you can’t neutralize a player of that level, just as you can’t neutralize (Philippe) Coutinho, (Roberto) Firmino, Willian, David (Neres) — at some point, they will produce something.”In goalkeeper Alisson, Brazil have one player who is used to knocking Messi out of important competitions.He was in goal in 2017/18 when Roma came back from a 4-1 Champions League first leg deficit against Messi’s Barcelona to win 3-0 at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico and reach the semi-finals on away goals.And in May, having since made a then-world record £56 million ($71 million) transfer to Liverpool at the start of the season, he was part of the side that produced a remarkable 4-0 victory at Anfield in the Champions League semi-final second leg after losing the first leg 3-0 at the Camp Nou.“In football there’s no logic, there are matches where one player makes a difference: I saw that when we played against Messi and he made the difference,” Alisson said about the Champions League first leg between Barcelona and Liverpool in which Messi scored a brace.“But in the second match our team prevailed and we qualified.”He added: “Every match has its story; the match with Roma had its story, the match with Liverpool had another story. Fortunately they were two stories that went my way.”– Aguero confirmed, but not Messi –Scaloni was giving little away about his team selection, although he’s expected to stick with much the same line-up as beat Venezuela 2-0 in the quarter-finals.That means Messi and Aguero would line up alongside Lautaro Martinez in attack.“Aguero will play, I’m saying that because I’ve read there’s a doubt, so to be clear,” said Scaloni.That’s as far as he would go, though.“No-one’s confirmed for the team, not even Messi. Only Aguero,” he added.Aguero has had a mixed tournament so far, having a quiet game in the opening 2-0 defeat to Colombia before he was dropped for the 1-1 draw with Paraguay.But he made a goalscoring return to the starting line-up in the 2-0 defeat of Qatar and was involved in both Argentina’s goals against Venezuela.Little was expected of Argentina before the tournament but they have been improving and this clash between the continent’s two heavyweights is eagerly anticipated.The pressure, though, is on Brazil “because they’re the hosts and have something to prove in front of their fans,” said Scaloni.Although he said they were at an advantage as “they’ve been together a long time with the same coach and players who’ve played together for a long time.”Argentina, on the other hand, are in a period of transition since their dismal 2018 World Cup exit, with several new and inexperienced players in the squad, as well as a new coach.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil coach Tite admits that nerves have been getting to him ahead of the Copa America semi-final against arch rivals Argentina © AFP / DOUGLAS MAGNOBELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Jul 2 – Brazil coach Tite admitted on Monday he’s been having sleepless nights ahead of the Copa America semi-final against Argentina.Tite took over from the sacked Dunga following Brazil’s poor performance at the 2016 Centenario Copa America and said that he is just as nervous now as he was during his early matches in charge of the national team.last_img read more

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House Wine-Bar and Taproom to host Whiskey Masterclass

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The fabulous House Wine-Bar and Taproom are hosting a Whiskey Masterclass tomorrow night. Whiskey lovers are being invited to attend the brilliant Master-class which gets underway at 7.30pm.Sue Glackin, Sales and Marketing Manager at Voodoo Venue told Donegal Daily, “The Whiskey Master-Class promises to be a great evening for those who would like to learn a little bit more about their favourite tipple and a great way to meet some new people. “You can learn the difference in Scotch, Irish and American whiskey’s & Bourban’s, as well as the ultra trendy Japanese whiskey’s, that are currently taking the market by storm.“€20 per person, will include, 3 tasting samples and 2 whiskey cocktails, as well as some nibbles, on the night.”If you’re interested in attending the event, then avoid disappointment and get booking NOW!Spaces are booking up fast, so call the office on 074-91-09815 – or message us via Facebook, to book your place NOW! House Wine-Bar and Taproom to host Whiskey Masterclass was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesHouse Wine Bar and TaproomnewsVoodoo VenueWhiskey Masterclasslast_img read more

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KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP SEAL SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH TERMON GAA

first_imgGAA: Mairtin and Angela Kelly from Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top Letterkenny have become the official sponsor for the Termon GAA Minor Board.Last Friday evening at a launch bash in Kelly’s Roadside Diner, Mountain Top they threw a great evening for the underage players and their families. Kelly’s Centra are the perfect match for the Termon GAA Minor Board, you only have to see the way they run their business from performance of staff that they work as a team.Mairtin and Angela have embraced the benefits of a healthy lifestyle with new ranges of produce and healthly living initiatives which is also the message and ethos Termon GAA promote within the club.Mairtin and Angela have been huge supporters of the Termon ladies team through the years and like the Termon ladies, Kelly’s Centra are also All Ireland champions having been recently awarded Centra store of the year.Not only do they both share the same aims and goals, by providing much needed sponsorship for the Termon GAA Minor Board, but they have provided new players for the Termon GAA Club in their three young children. Speaking at the launch owner of Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, Mairtin Kelly said, “We are delighted to be associated with the Termon GAA Minor Board, not only do we as a team see that we are the right fit, but we share the same vision in terms of team building, healthy living and with our sponsorship providing these young players with the opportunity to grow and become part of a bigger community.“When we moved here and opened our business, we knew that we wanted our children to be part of a community organisation that they would grow up in, make friends and feel that sense of community in, Termon GAA have already made us feel part of their community and we are looking forward to a great few years ahead together.”Mairtin and Angela have supported Termon GAA in person on sidelines, at training, and at presentation awards.The club are delighted to have them as club members as well as sponsors  and hope the support will be reciprocated by all club members.And Termon GAA Minor Board encourage all their members to avail of the fantastic facilities that they provide at Kelly’s Centra & Kelly’s Roadside Diner, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Michael Boyle, Termon GAA and county player also attended the launch as a special guest & he did the honors of taking the time to talk to the young players, thanked Kelly’s Centra, welcomed them to the club and stayed to sign autographs for the underage players. KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP SEAL SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH TERMON GAA was last modified: June 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAKelly’s CentraNoticesSportTermonlast_img read more

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A’s Mailbag: Who will play second base in 2020? Do the A’s have a crack at the AL West and more

first_imgThe MLB is in the thick of the postseason, but it’s never too early to start discussing the A’s offseason. I took some questions and offered up a couple long-winded answers.Do you think the goal has to be division winner next season?  One bad month or start always dooms the team. How can they put it ALL together. I know the competition is fierce. (@couchtomato62)“Next year, we battle for the division. I don’t want to play in any more Wild Card games.” – Yusmeiro Petit, October 3, 2019 .“What …last_img

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SA hands over new Timbuktu library

first_img‘Place of scholarship’ A total of 14 officials also received training in conservation at the Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research. The project, adopted by the New Economic Partnership of Africa’s Development (Nepad) as its first cultural project, provided intervention measures to slow down the degradation of the manuscripts and encouraged active intellectual engagement emanating from research. the physical conservation of the manuscripts and training of the Malian conservators; The move to preserve the manuscripts was motivated by their historical value and anticipated contribution to the re-writing of the African history from an African perspective, the Presidency said in a statement. the construction of the library and archives building to house the manuscripts and all services relating to the preservation, collection and accession of the manuscripts; and South African Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane handed the new facility over to the Malian government in a ceremony held over the weekend. Nepad cultural project “The reality is that Timbuktu was the crossroad that linked sub-Saharan Africa to the cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East for millennia,” he said. “Timbuktu flourished as a place of scholarship with a university when Europe had only two universities.” 31 May 2010 Also present at the weekend’s ceremony were the South African ambassador to Mali, Mali Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Siby Ginette Bellegarde, the governor of the local region and the mayor of Timbuktu. Above all, Chabane said, the manuscripts of Timbuktu demonstrated conclusively that the myth propagated by colonisers, that Africans were ignorant and illiterate, was totally false. South Africa has handed over a new library and archives building to house the ancient Mali manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research in the historic city of Timbuktu. “While the script used in the manuscripts is Arabic, the languages contained therein include local languages such as Songhay, Fulfulde and others,” he said. The building was constructed, following a visit by former president Thabo Mbeki in 2001, to properly house the manuscripts in a bid to preserve Africa’s intellectual heritage. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material According to Chabane, colonial literature and discourse has always characterised Timbuktu as the world’s most remote place. South African conservators led by the National Archives worked closely with the Tunisian government and provided training both in South Africa and Mali. In South Africa, training, mostly on preventive conservation, was provided to more than 10 Malian conservators. According to Chabane, the South Africa-Mali Timbuktu project was managed through a trust that had three main objectives, including: “Africans proclaim these manuscripts as integral to their own culture, their own literary culture that records matters of faith, law, social arrangements, environment, sciences and medicine.” the creation of public awareness on the need to preserve the manuscripts and their importance as sources relating the true story of Mali and the surrounding regions.last_img read more

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Volvo Race boost for Cape Town firm

first_imgRay Maota The Volvo Ocean Race takes nearlynine months to complete and willtest the competitiveness, physicand mental ability of the crews.(Image: Volvo Ocean Race) Bruce Parker-Forsyth, CEO ofWorld Sport, said he is encouragedby the opportunities that are openingup for Western Cape business inAbu Dhabi and the role the VolvoOcean Race will play in introducingnew players into the UAE market.(Image: Worldsport)MEDIA CONTACTS•Chris Haber Worldsport: Director: Media and Marketing+27 21 426 5775RELATED ARTICLES• Cape Town has Africa’s best airport• Law and Order comes to Cape Town• Cape Town a top emerging innovator • Fortune 500 head to Cape Town Worldsport, a Cape Town-based events management company, has been chosen to organise the stopovers of the 2011/2012 Volvo Ocean Race in both Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Mother City.The local company has managed the race’s stopovers in Cape Town for the past four years, but will facilitate the Abu Dhabi stop for the first time following the latter’s recent selection as a host port.In 2010 the Mother City, as Cape Town is affectionately known to South Africans, was announced as the first port of call for the 2011/2012 race. The race starts on 29 October in Alicante, Spain, and will end on 3 July 2012 in Galway, Ireland.Bruce Parker-Forsyth, CEO of Worldsport, said: “I am encouraged by the opportunities that are opening up for Western Cape business in Abu Dhabi and the role the Volvo Ocean Race will play in introducing new players into the UAE market.This year will be the eighth time Cape Town has featured as a stopover port for the race.“As the past few stopovers have proved, the race is a superb platform to achieve business tourism and sporting objectives for Cape Town and the Western Cape.”During the 2008 race stopover, the city hosted 30 000 visitors overnight and generated an estimated R308-million (US$44-million) for Cape Town and the Western Cape province, according to Pieter Cronjé, director of communications for the city.Worldsport will be working with a R349-million ($50-million) budget to host the Abu Dhabi stopover.Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for tourism, events and marketing, Councillor Grant Pascoe, said: “We have committed ourselves to make the Cape Town stopover a memorable experience for the participants, tourists, corporate visitors and media.“This stopover has become an integral part of our focus to sustain and grow Cape Town’s sport tourism industry.”Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, who was part of a delegation that went to support Worldsport’s bid to become the stopover operator in both cities, said the outcome proved Cape Town’s strength in exporting services.Pascoe added: “I believe the trade delegation which visited the United Arab Emirates in December 2010 convinced the authorities in Abu Dhabi that they can confidently do business with Cape Town, across a range of spheres.“The involvement of Worldsport in the Abu Dhabi stopover will be the beginning of many other ventures with the UAE.”Spotlight on Mother City Cape Town has been in the spotlight all year, with the city and individuals living there scooping a number of prestigious awards. It has also been recognised as a leading destination capable of hosting major global events.The city will use the Volvo race stopover to highlight a number of initiatives, including the Table Mountain World Heritage nomination, Cape Town Green Goals, the World Design Capital 2014 award nomination, youth development and volunteering.Table Mountain is also one of 28 finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition. Although the final voting round for this will take place before the Volvo boats arrive, the race will be used as a platform to boost the city’s chances of winning.Volvo’s environmental education drive, Save our seas, will be intertwined with the city’s Green Goals initiative.The race will be used to highlight Cape Town’s bid to be named the 2014 World Design Capital award. This award is given to cities that use impressive design for their social, economic and cultural development.Volvo has opened a sailing academy in Cape Town, and this will be used to show that the city is serious about developing its youngsters.Race around treacherous seasThe gruelling Volvo Ocean Race, described as the Everest of Sailing, was initiated in 2001. The route covers 39 000 nautical miles of the world’s most treacherous seas and takes nearly nine months to complete.Every vessel consists of a crew of 11 whose skill, physical endurance and competitive spirit are put to the test as they race day and night for up to 20 days at a time.last_img read more

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Dealing with Rising Damp in Building Reconstruction

first_img BLOGS BY VERA NOVAK Disseminating Building Science KnowledgeJobsite Communication: Creating a DialogueShades of Green: the 1970s vs. the Millennial GenerationBe the Change You Want to See in the WorldDesign for DisassemblyThe First National Green Code — or Communism? The other option is for the moisture to wick toward a dry exterior — usually via whatever covering you have. This was the primary reason for paint blistering and peeling off my wood siding in a previous house, and the cause of the plaster finishes of these walls staining and crumbling. Not good. While China is building new cities as fast as possible, Eastern Europe is faced with a challenge on the opposite end of the scale. With a negative population growth and an abundance of old houses, it makes much more sense to rebuild the existing infrastructure than to build new.I’m now visiting Eastern Europe. Many of the villages have houses built prior to World War II. Fortunately, the thick stone walls and strong timbered roof structures make for solid buildings that withstood years of abandon and can serve for many more centuries once refurbished.One of the greatest causes of deterioration is rising damp. Moisture in the soil wicks up the stone walls, through the porous mortar, and continues to move from wet to dry up the wall above grade. It can dry to either side of the wall — to whichever side is dryer. This means that if you have a nice dry interior, the moisture will move inward and evaporate into your dry air, pulling more moisture up behind it.All fine, as long as you really don’t mind mold, wanted extra humidification, and are willing to leave your walls with a chalky, porous finish. Sort of a cave-man décor. Silicone cream or stainless-steel flashingThe easiest method is drilling holes at regular intervals in a mortar joint and filling the holes with a silicone cream, which will theoretically spread sideways through the mortar bed and create a waterproof layer.However, in many stone foundations, there is no level bed of mortar. The solution for this scenario is far more complex, and calls for cutting (or also this link) through the foundation and inserting a rubber or stainless-steel flashing. (See also a video of an installed steel sleeve).The great lesson for me is that buildings can be constructed in a way that can last for a few hundred years. This can provide a durable infrastructure that is available for adaptive re-use, and thus a longer service life to extend the value of the embodied energy of the building materials.It also points out the importance of not taking any shortcuts when building new. Waterproofing and inserting a capillary break between the footings and the foundation wall are very important and should be included in the new construction, when it is the least expensive and easiest to do.This is a lesson we tried to hammer home to the ICF builders, as this building material is so well suited to legacy buildings. Dr. Vera Novak was recently awarded a PhD in Construction by Virginia Tech. Her work is dedicated to increased depth and breadth of sustainability in construction, by leveraging the points of greatest potential impact. She is currently working on optimizing corporate sustainability practices to support regenerative design, as well as adapting a lean thinking process for smaller scale projects. She also writes the Eco Build Trends blog. Plastic dimple mat, perforated pipe, and landscape fabricNot surprisingly, these Eastern European countries have developed the tools and techniques to address the problem. There are two points of attack, depending on the source of your water. If the soil is relatively dry, waterproofing and good drainage might be sufficient to prevent surface water from reaching the basement walls.Recently, in a little village in Slovakia, I approached an older gentleman who was in the process of retrofitting the waterproofing details around the foundations of his 110-year-old home. He had dug down 3 feet, and installed plastic dimple-board and a landscape-fabric-wrapped drainage pipe; then he backfilled with gravel.He told me that all the installation details can be found on Google. (Gotta love it). He then proceeded to explain that the edge of the dimple-board needed to be covered, and that there was a poly / acrylic-type mortar that can be used in place of concrete to effectively continue the waterproofing up the foundation for 3 or 4 feet. It comes in a pebble coating, or can be the backing for a more traditional stone foundation. The stones are isolated both from the wall behind, and the foundation below.I was relieved to hear of this home-improvement plan, since I had seen far too many of these dimple-boards just poking up above grade an inch or more, hanging out on the outside of the foundation finish. This is a problem, since the gap allows rain to flow down between the board and the side of the building.I checked into some of the company websites and found that their installation instructions often stop short of discussing how to finish the top edges. (It’s not their problem …) A very definite gap in information that could sabotage the entire effort.The alternative, if you don’t have the space to dig around your foundation or are in an area with underground moisture, is to insert a water-impermeable layer in the foundation wall just above grade. I looked into this after my trip to England last year (see my blog post, “Dealing with Damp”), but have found a bit more information through Google Slovakia. (I need to figure out how to “trick” the location of my computer so I can virtually be in different countries when I am using Google.) RELATED ARTICLES Podcast: Efflorescence = Water DamageHow Did Water Damage this Brick Basement? What is a capillary break between the footing and foundation wall?last_img read more

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Curry leads Warriors fightback after Sixers blitz

first_imgStephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on in the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on November 18, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Curry led a second-half blast by the Warriors to shatter a 22-point lead by the 76ers and win the game, 124-166. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Stephen Curry scored 35 points as the Golden State Warriors bounced back from a disastrous first half performance to overpower the Philadelphia 76ers 124-116 on Saturday.Curry erupted in a one-sided third quarter for the Warriors after the Sixers stunned the reigning NBA champions with an astonishing 47-point first quarter display at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.ADVERTISEMENT The points haul was the most the Warriors have conceded in a single quarter since giving up 48 points in the fourth quarter of a game against Portland in November 1992.The Sixers led 47-28 after the first period and extended their lead to 74-52 at the break, leaving the Warriors staring at a potential blowout loss.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 shutoutHowever Steve Kerr’s men came roaring back after half-time, and with Curry and Kevin Durant to the fore, put up their own 47-point quarter in the third.Curry rattled in 20 points alone in the third quarter as the Warriors erased a 22-point Sixers lead and quickly accelerated clear of their rivals. By the end of the third, the Warriors had raced into a 99-89 lead, a comfortable buffer they never looked like relinquishing throughout the fourth.Curry finished with 35 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Durant weighed in with 27 points five rebounds and three assists.“They played well in the first quarter so you’ve got to credit them,” Curry said afterwards. ”Sometimes when you get down like that it’s not all our fault. We helped them a little bit with some turnovers and easy three-pointers, which gave them momentum, especially at home.“The second half, at the beginning of the third quarter we got some stops and that allowed our offense to take over. We executed better.”ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Klay Thompson (17), Zaza Pachulia (10) and David West (14) also chipped in with double-figure tallies.Warriors power forward Draymond Green praised the way his team responded to the early onslaught.“They came out and punched us in the mouth but we were able to weather the storm,” Green said.“First half they bullied us. We gave no resistance, they got whatever they wanted. In the third quarter we made some stops, Steph got hot and we started playing like ourselves.”Ben Simmons led the scoring for the Sixers with 23 points while Joel Embiid had 21 points. Four other Sixers players — Dario Saric, Robert Covington, J.J. Redick and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot made double figures.The Warriors improved to 12-4 with the win while the Sixers fell to 8-7. /cbb Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ Hyper Court: Basketball at your fingertips Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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