Fulham are down to 10 men at Craven Cottage following the sending-off of Brede Hangeland.The defender was red-carded after half an hour for a two-footed challenge on Lee Cattermole.To their credit, the Whites responded strongly and Dimitar Berbatov had a low shot saved by Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet.Earlier, Seb Larsson’s tame shot was held by Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer and Black Cats forward Stephane Sessegnon sent a 25-yard effort over the bar.Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Riise, Hangeland, Hughes, Sidwell, Karagounis (Senderos 34), Kacaniklic, Duff, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Kelly, Petric, Rodallega, Dejagah, Smith, Stockdale.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Dream Pearl and Sand Victor, both trained by Terri Eaton, renew their summer rivalry in today’s $7,000-added Ferndale Arabian Stakes on a nine-race program that shares to spotlight with the Ladies Hat Day.” Post time for the first race will be 2:07 p.m. The seventh annual “Ladies Hat Day”, which has blossomed into a major Humboldt Fair event, will again have hundreds of ladies parading in their finest hat and dress attire in the winners’ circle midway through today’s race program. And there …
The school ranked by The Princeton Review as the number one green college in the U.S. has announced plans for a new campus center that will be built to the German Passivhaus standard. In a news release, the College of the Atlantic said that the 29,000-square-foot Center for Human Ecology will be a multipurpose teaching and gathering space. It will include science laboratories, lecture halls, faculty offices, art studios, and a teaching greeenhouse. Key to the design is the use of mass timber components to replace concrete and steel, a move that will substantially lower the carbon footprint of the $13 million project.RELATED ARTICLESGearing Up for a Passive House Residence at Unity CollegeOn College Campuses, Signs of Progress on Renewable EnergyAnother Maine School Chooses the Passivhaus RouteIn Maine, A Passivhaus School Takes ShapeCareful Air Sealing Trims Energy Use at New College Dorms The college is located next to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, a spectacular setting facing the Atlantic Ocean. The school has made environmental stewardship a cornerstone of its program, and it’s topped The Princeton Review green list for the last three years. The college has just 350 students and 35 faculty members, and offers a single undergraduate degree: a bachelor of arts in human ecology. Founded 50 years ago, COA in 2007 became the first carbon-neutral college and has pledged to stop using fossil fuels by 2030, according to its website. The architects are GO Logic of nearby Belfast, Maine, and Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture – Design. GO Logic has designed other Passivhaus school projects, including a Montessori school in Belfast and an ecology center at the University of Chicago. “The center, and the project as a whole, demonstrates that building performance and sustainability, design aesthetics, functionality, and cost consciousness can be maximized together when you have the right vision and the right partnership between client and design team,” COA President Darron Collins said. Collins is a 1992 graduate. Construction is to begin this spring and be completed by September 2020. Projects totaling another 16,000 square feet are in the works. Mass timber replaces steel In a telephone call, Lock explained that the structure of the building would consist of mass timber components to replace the steel and concrete structure of a more conventional commercial building. The 2×8 exterior walls, which will be wrapped in 6 inches of Gutex fiberboard insulation, will essentially be curtain walls without any structural role. “It’s mostly nominal lumber, but a large portion of the structure is mass timber framing, glue-laminated beams, with a deliberate attempt to move away from steel and concrete as a construction method,” Lock said. “It addresses the college’s desire of a full cycle analysis of embodied carbon throughout, cradle to grave, of all the materials that go into their buildings.” Designers relied on software that calculates the carbon impact of the materials they selected. The carbon analysis covered not only the efficiencies during the building’s service life but also in what it was made from. Substituting glulam beams for steel and concrete provided a significant drop in embodied carbon and also beat steel and concrete in cost by a “fair margin.” Although mass timber added about $1 a square foot to construction costs over engineered lumber, carbon sequestration improved. Manufacturing engineered wood and mass timber components generate similar amounts of carbon dioxide, Lock said in an email, but mass timber sequesters much more carbon. “About 50% of the total mass of the wood is stored C02 in the form of carbon molecules,” Lock wrote, “so you actually have a net positive impact in using wood while the building is standing (versus steel or concrete). The key to going to mass timber is that increase in mass.” The college’s location on Maine’s Mt. Desert Island has helped shape its environmental sensibilities, and its desire for a building with a minimal carbon impact. (Image credit: College of the Atlantic) When carbon became part of the equation for selecting materials, Lock said, designers looked for a way to explain the difference between using mass timber and concrete and steel. “Turns out that they would have to make the life choice of their entire 450-person population not to drive for five years to save the same amount of carbon as they did switching to mass timber,” he said. “It starts to put these decisions in terms that are really tangible. It was really something that was very powerful.” While using mass timber for structural components made sense, cross-laminated timber components for the walls didn’t seem to offer as many advantages as the curtain wall approach the architects chose, Lock said. “I think that’s not the future of [cross-laminated timber], honestly,” Lock said. Instead, he suggested, in mid-size buildings designers could consider replacing the steel with mass timber beams and concrete with CLT panels. “You have a better system that sequesters a lot of carbon and it can be cheaper than steel and concrete,” he said. “That’s where you’re getting your biggest cost and carbon payback at the same time, and that’s what we’re doing here.” The dead whale challenge A mixed use educational building is a lot more complex than a house. A major nut to crack on design was how to handle all the added energy loads created by the various activities in the building. In addition to the usual painting studios and chemistry labs, for example, Lock and his colleagues also had to factor in a lab where students might be dissecting a whale, or a seal. Demands on the ventilation system would be huge. When students were actually working on the carcass, the ventilation system would have to ramp up to 12 air changes per hour, Lock said. So designers had to find out precisely how many hours per week, how many weeks per semester, that level of ventilation would be needed. The chemistry lab provided a similar challenge. Conventional fume hoods are vented directly to the outside, but they extract a steep energy price. Adding seven direct-vent fume hoods would almost double the size of the ventilation system. The solution? Fume hoods that recirculate air. Art studios, where oil-based paints might be used, also required much higher rates of ventilation at certain times. Once all of those activities were parsed out, designers could work with a mechanical engineer to devise a system that would perform adequately without exceeding Passivhaus limits on primary energy use. “The ventilation loads becomes by far the greatest energy load,” he said. “It becomes a very different numbers game. There is not a Passivhaus model like this right now. This will be the first of its kind.” Lock shared a few other building details: Heating and cooling: Plans are to use VRF (variable refrigerant flow) air-source heat pumps, which can heat and cool different spaces simultaneously. Windows will be made by Unilux; exterior doors by Schüco. Renewables: In keeping with a COA campus-wide standard that 75% of all energy for new buildings be produced on site, Lock said, the building will get a 115 kW solar array. Hot water will come from a pair of electric heat-pump water heaters. This post was updated on Feb. 6 to correct an error in the list of Passivhaus projects that GO Logic has worked on in the past.
Marouane Fellaini insists no Man Utd regretsby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has no regrets over his time at Old Trafford.United’s cup double and second placed finish in 2016 the undisputed highlight of his five-and-half years at the club.Fellaini, now with Shandong Luneng, told the Daily Mail: “I played five and half years for Manchester. My first season was a transition, so I was in transition, I know I didn’t have a great season. But after that I played my games, played well and I won things.”Okay, I didn’t win the Premier League but that’s part of football. Manchester City was a strong team and was difficult to battle against them.”But I did some great games, scored some important goals, so for me I was very happy with my time in Manchester.’ Unfortunately, Old Trafford isn’t quite so cheery right now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Eriksen: Media creating something that isn’t thereby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen insists local criticism isn’t affecting Denmark’s players.There’s been claims the national team’s players are fed up with the reporting.But Eriksen says: “There is no frustration on our part. We are the ones who have to play football. In the end, what can be written and said. We are the ones who have to go in and play on the field, so people can relate to it all around and what other people’s opinions are.”Of course, you guys are writing the articles. It is your opinion that is being passed on. If you asked everyone on the team, then I think we had a very shared opinion on how we saw things and how we felt the game had been played.”I understand that it’s not funny to write that we play a draw a couple of times and win 1-0. It’s not as fun to write about as so many other things. Therefore, I think that something is created that is not there.”
Primal Scream, The xx, Editors, Bombay Bicycle Club and more have shared their ultimate playlists with Oxfam to help raise awareness of the massive humanitarian crisis currently affecting Syrian people.In the countdown to the Glastonbury festival, Oxfam will be releasing one specially created playlist a day chosen by some of the biggest and most diverse names in music and hosted exclusively by Spotify. People are being encouraged to share the customised playlists to show solidarity with Syrian people.The humanitarian crisis is of staggering proportions and deteriorating daily. Violent conflict has forced over six million Syrian people from their homes, 1.6m of whom are now refugees in neighbouring countries. They include schoolchildren, students, musicians, accountants, and teachers – people from every walk of life who’ve lost everything.Oxfam is aiming to reach 650,000 people in the coming months, however the massive surge in refugee numbers and the scale of the crisis is leaving relief agencies overstretched and struggling to cope. The charity have recently launched a petition calling on the UK government to champion the needs of everyone affected, by increasing international aid inside Syria and across the region, and supporting efforts to find a peaceful, not military, end to the crisis.The playlists include fourteen of the artist’s favourite tracks ever, from festival highlights, to early musical inspirations. Playlists are available on www.oxfam.org.uk/musicforsyria.To mark World Refugee Day, Oxfam will also be asking people to share a beautifully shot music film by music producer and film maker Alex Forster, featuring a group of Syrian musicians in Zaatari camp, Jordan. The musicians, also brothers, are part of Oxfam’s Voice project, which helps refugees to make their voices heard, using tools such as music and storytelling to raise their concerns and highlight their needs. The film shows the men singing and talking about how music has helped them cope with life in the camp, channelling their sadness and anger. Their inspiring lyrics reflect camp life and are often patriotic highlighting how they miss their homeland.Syrian musician, Diaa Hariri said: “Music is now much more important to us than it used to be before. We change the lyrics of the songs in a way that expresses our lives now.”Syrian musician, Hasan Hariri said: “The motive behind our singing is both social and therapeutic; therapeutic because we forget a little about our frustration and hardships in the camp, and at the same time it is social because we bring people together to enjoy their time.”By sharing the music, film and playlists people will be supporting the charity’s ‘Love Syria’ festival campaign. For more information, click here.Source:Oxfam.org.uk
Imagine seeing Grammy award-winning singer Ne-Yo in a tug-of-war with Olympic Legends Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Gail Devers on his side – and all 3 of them losing to a group of kids from the Boys & Girls Club!Ne-Yo, Jackie and Gail struggling at Tug-of-WarAll three celebrities took part in the huge National event kicking off Day For Kids, an initiative which launched on September 7th, in Atlanta, with more events to follow across the country throughout the months of September and October. The events are aimed at encouraging adults to act like kids again, to remind them how important childhood is, and to help children everywhere enjoy their childhood, since so many nowadays are facing critical issues like poverty, obesity, bullying and other problems.Ne-Yo, Jackie and Gail enjoyed the Day for KidsNational Statistics today show: 15.1 million school-age children are home without adult supervision after school every day One in five children live in poverty One in four high school students fail to graduate each year Nearly 4,400 juveniles will be arrested every day One-third of American children are obese or overweightBut, one day can help change this trajectory and put them on the path to a great future. For many at-risk youth, that’s the day they enter a Boys & Girls Club to get the needed resources and support to help them develop into productive adults.To elevate the critical issues facing youth in our country, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is leading this nationwide initiative. The Day for Kids events bring together hundreds of adults to participate in fun childhood field day activities, including relay races, tug-of-war and dodge ball.Speaking to the crowd, Ne-Yo talked about his history with the Boys & Girls Club, saying, “The Boys and Girls Club helped me gain the self confidence to go ahead and do what it is that I knew that I was destined to do.”Ne-Yo is grateful that he grew up with the Boys’ & Girls’ Club.When interviewed later, he added, “…I feel like, in that I come from here, for me to come back and to show these kids my success is inspiration for them to then go off and be great themselves… I would not be who I am if not for the Boys and Girls Club.”To find out what is happening near you, contact your local Boys & Girls Club, or visit the Day For Kids website.
Mike Darcey is to leave BSkyB to take Tom Mockridge’s role as CEO of News International as part of the restructuring of News Corp into two companies looking after publishing and media and entertainment respectively.News Corp has also confirmed that Robert Thomson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, will become the CEO of the new publishing entity, to be called News Corp, while Rupert Murdoch will serve as chairman and CEO of Fox Group, the umbrella group for film and TV activities, and chairman of News Corp. Chase Carey will serve as president and chief operating officer of Fox Group, while James Murdoch will continue as deputy chief operating officer.Darcey has been chief operating officer at BSkyB since 2006. “I’m delighted that Mike Darcey has agreed to take the reins as News International’s new CEO,” said Rupert Murdoch. “Mike is a world-class executive with unprecedented strategic and commercial experience and I look forward to benefiting from his many talents. His broadcasting background will provide important leadership in the development of our already impressive suite of digital products at News International.”News Corp expects to complete the split by the middle of next year, pending approval of the board and shareholders, as well as regulatory approvals, favourable rulings from certain tax jurisdictions on the tax-free nature of the transaction to the company and its stockholders, and certain other conditions. News Corp expects to make preliminary filings with the SEC on the separation shortly.Bedi Ajay Singh, the former finance chief at MGM Studios, will become chief financial officer of News Corp. Paul Cheesbrough, News Corp’s chief technology officer and a former digital media chief at the BBC, will continue in his role for the publishing company.“This is an incredibly exciting time, for me personally, and for our companies’ ambitious futures,” said Murdoch. “The challenges we face in the publishing and media industries are great, but the opportunities are greater.”
Canal+’s OTT TV service myCanal has teamed up with Apple to offer 4K UHD TV content on the new Apple TV 4K box.My Canal subscribers with a n Apple 4K UHD box will be able to view the best Ligue 1 football match of the day in 4K UHD, along with original Canal+ series and selected movies, series and documentaries in 4K UHD.Content on the service in the format will include the latest seasons of originals Le Bureau des Légends and Kaboul Kitchen, with others including Versailles, The Young Pope, Jour Polaire and Les Guerriers de l’Ombre to be added on an ongoing basis.In order to view the content, subscriber will need the Apple box, a 4K TV and an internet connection of 20Mbps or above.Canal+ said that 4K UHD content on the myCanal service would be made available on other Apple devices including iPads, MacBooks and iMacs soon.The pay TV operator has teamed up with French technology outfits Ateme and Anevia to tap into their expertise in securing and distributing 4K UHD content both live and on-demand.
Digital Element’s Charlie Johnson.Charlie Johnson, digital media director of Europe for Digital Element discusses using IP Intelligence data to manage digital rights and improve user experience.A quarter of internet consumers in Europe are being blocked from routine online activities, including streaming media and uploading content to popular social network sites, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey. Additionally, the survey found that a large proportion of browsers (41% of mobile and 37% of fixed line) experience problems viewing video content due to connection speed issues.These types of negative online experiences can frustrate users, are damaging for brands, and in the majority of cases are unnecessary. There is an alternative. By using IP Intelligence data, content providers can stream media to the right visitors at the right speed, enhance the customer experience, increase customer loyalty, and comply with geographic content rights.IP Intelligence is information returned from a user’s IP address – information such as location, connection speed and ISP. With this information, websites can make decisions about what content to make available to web visitors. However, it is important to work with accurate data, and not all IP data providers are created equal. There is a vast chasm between those who simply repackage publicly-available data and premium providers who deploy multiple methodologies to analyse IP routing infrastructure.Premium IP data, at its most granular level, can enable websites to accurately locate a user down to the city/postal code sector level without becoming personally-identifiable. The coverage is global, accuracy is 99.99% at a country level, and the data is refreshed regularly. It is an effective business solution that is simple to integrate into content streaming platforms and manage in-house. Conversely, publically-available data has patchy global coverage, is rarely updated, and is inherently inaccurate.It is vital for content providers to comply with digital rights licenses, either at a country or regional level, and yet many are using poor approaches that restrict content to users who should be able to view, while allowing access to those who should not. The deployment of accurate IP technology negates this issue because it accurately identifies the user’s location. At the same time, working with less accurate data providers can create false restrictions, leading to disgruntled consumers, as the Eurobarometer survey intimates.Furthermore, accurate IP-derived connection speed data helps ensure streaming content is optimised to the viewing platform and helps eliminate the technical problems associated with delivering video or music over a range of devices and connectivity types.To summarise, content owners can optimise the web media viewing experience and reduce negative online experiences by deploying the following IP-derived data parameters:Geolocation Accurately locating web visitors down to postal code sector/zip level enables delivery of localised content and eradicates false positives while maintaining geographic rights compliance with content owners. Accuracy can only be achieved by using accredited IP data specialists monitoring the constantly changing public internet 24/7.Connection speedThe web viewing experience can also be enhanced by optimising the content format according to the user’s connection speed and type, seamlessly providing a positive brand experience and reducing abandonment from poorly-displayed content.ProxiesContent owners also need to protect themselves from those actively falsifying their location, but not to the detriment of other legitimate users. Proxy IPs can fluctuate within a day, and therefore daily and weekly updates to this data is necessary to minimise the risk of false positives.MobileBeing able to recognise the device type and/or connection type is important to optimise content delivery. Distinguishing between WiFi, fixed internet, 3G and 4G can enhance a user’s viewing experience and generate additional revenue channels while maintaining consumer loyalty.As Europe continues to move towards an “open internet”, website and content owners need to continue to embrace IP data targeting to connect and enhance users’ online viewing experiences, whilst remaining focused on compliance and rights management. Simple, cost-effective and intelligent IP targeting is an integral component of a geographic rights management solution that protects online content owners while also building strong consumer relationships.For more information visit info.digitalelement.com/uk[advert_ banner]