Massimiliano Allegri to turn down top European job to stay at Juventus

first_img Allegri has been in charge of Juventus since July 2014 1 Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is ready to snub Real Madrid this summer after passing on the Arsenal job too.The 50-year-old has built a strong reputation for himself in Italy and he has now won Serie A four times on the spin.Allegri’s work led to him being linked with the Arsenal job earlier this summer, but he reportedly opted to stay at Juventus.And now, according to Tuttosport, the Italian is ready to swerve another big job to stay loyal to the Serie A champions.Allegri is said to have told Real Madrid he has no plans to takeover there this summer as he is committed to Juve.The Italian still believes he has unfinished business in Turin and he is not prepared to quit right now.last_img read more

Should QPR bring back Holloway?

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR are ready to bring back former manager Ian Holloway if they are unable to land Birmingham boss Gary Rowett.West London Sport this week revealed that odds-on favourite Tim Sherwood was not in the running and that Rangers had targeted Rowett, with Holloway in the frame as the preferred back-up option. Do you think Rangers should re-appoint Holloway?Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz See also:Sherwood looks out of the running for QPR jobFreedman and Robinson apply for QPR jobQPR speak to Holloway about manager’s jobQPR want Birmingham manager Rowett  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

National Corn Yield Contest entries open for 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers have from May 6, through Sunday, July 31, 2019, to enter the National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC). This year marks the 55th year for the contest that began with 20 entries from four states. Last year 7,258 entries from 46 states made NCYC the premier event of its kind in the nation.“NCGA wants to challenge you to take advantage of this opportunity to explore new ideas and production techniques while gleaning knowledge to enhance your future yield potential,” said Linda Lambur, NCYC manager. “It’s not just about big yields but promoting innovative production methods and sharpening management skills. It’s about being more precise in how we grow each bushel of corn and that ultimately will make corn production more sustainable.”A farmer must have an NCGA membership number to have an entry in the contest which can only be obtained from NCGA. Please call 636-733-5512 or email ncyc@ncga.com to obtain your membership number or to create a new membership number. Your full name, mailing address, phone number and email address are required.Winners will receive national recognition in publications, such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. At each Commodity Classic, state winners are recognized at the NCYC Breakfast, and national winners receive awards at the NCGA’s Evening Awards Banquet. You can find both entry and harvest rules on the Corn Yield Contest website.last_img read more

How I Fixed My Leaky, Underinsulated Exterior Wall

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESAir Flow Pathways in a Leaky Exterior WallCut-and-Cobble InsulationVapor Retarders and Vapor BarriersDo I Need a Vapor Retarder?Installing Fiberglass RightQuestions and Answers About Air Barriers The fixImage #3 (below) shows the approach I took. I couldn’t do anything from the outside because of the brick veneer, so my first objective was to eliminate the air leakage pathways in the sheathing. I chose to use the cut-and-cobble method and put extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam board in the back of each cavity. I sealed the pieces of rigid foam into place with one-part spray foam and a professional foam gun. I had to tack most of them into place to hold them there while the foam cured.The reason I chose XPS instead of polyisocyanurate is its better drying capability. A half inch of XPS has a vapor permeance of about 2 perms, making it a Class 3 vapor retarder. Polyiso, with its foil facing, has a permeance less than 0.2, making it a Class 1 vapor retarder.On top of the XPS, I installed unfaced fiberglass batts. I chose unfaced batts because the kraft paper facing is unnecessary in an above-grade wall in our location (IECC Climate Zone 3). The paper facing also makes it harder to install the batts well.I installed the batts with minimal compression and so they completely filled the cavities. Yes, because of the 1/2″ of XPS in the cavity, they’re all compressed a little bit in depth. Because they’re friction fit against the studs, there’s a little bit of lateral compression as well. I still give myself a Grade 1 on the install, though. What do you think?In the band joist, I used salvaged blocks of XPS held in place with a 2-part spray foam kit. That should cut the air leakage significantly — as well as the spider infiltration. Yes, I found spider webs in those joist bays over our master bath. Who knows how many generations of spiders have lived and died up there?Some of the products I used here aren’t available from the big box stores. I bought both kinds of spray foam and the unfaced batts from my friend Rod MacKenzie at Green Building Resources in the Atlanta area.The R-value improvementI ran the numbers in my series and parallel heat flow spreadsheet. The original wall, with its R-7.4, Grade 3 batts, wasn’t very good. But it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. The Celotex sheathing has an R-value of 1.5. Plywood and OSB come in at about R-0.5, so that extra R-1 of continuous insulation does help.Here are the numbers for the whole-wall R-value:Before   R-9.2After      R-13.9That’s a 50% improvement in the R-value. Not bad.As I described above, my fix also should cut the air leakage significantly for that section of wall. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to quantify that with before-and-after blower door tests. Our owners’ association had the floor of our building air-sealed and insulated with spray foam at the same time I was doing this work so any decrease I measure will be due to both changes in the air barrier.The bathroom is close to being finished now, and I look forward to having it be much more comfortable and energy-efficient than it was before. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. When I began remodeling my master bathroom last month, I found the exterior wall ripe for some serious improvement. It had a number of problems, and I was excited to find them.It was worse than I imagined in some ways. The photo at right shows the wall partially opened up.The problemsYes, there was insulation behind the bathtub, but as usual, there was no interior sheathing on that section. Here’s a list of the problems I found:Termite damage. The studs on both sides of the window were eaten up and had to be replaced.Inadequate insulation. The wall had fiberglass batts labeled as R-7.4.Poorly installed insulation. I’d put a Grade 3 on the installation quality of those batts.Sheathing with a lot of air leakage. The asphalt-impregnated fiberboard sheathing wasn’t tight against the framing (see Image #2, below). As you can see, there was a lot of air movement in the cavities. (See my previous article on this air leakage.)Uninsulated band joist. No insulation or air-sealing at all here.last_img read more

Pacquiao perfecting a surprise package?

first_imgPacquiao readily re-linked with Hall-of-Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the famed Wild Card Boxing gym in Hollywood.Pacquiao was also photographed doing a morning run around the Griffith Park.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefTo top it all, he did gym work with his son on Christmas Eve.Naturally, there were those who started to suspect Pacquiao could be cramming, rushing to hit peak form. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Truth is there’s neither rust nor evident rush, only renewed intensity.One reason behind this could be the fact that Pacquiao will be fighting a younger, talented and very hungry challenger in Adrien Broner, 29, listed as a four-division world champ who has never suffered a stoppage.But if the fight were held tomorrow, Broner would be at a terrible disadvantage. Unlike Pacquiao, he was still terribly over the limit as bared in the latest video from his training camp in Florida.During his last birthday celebration, Pacquiao, 40, declared he has been feeling young and vigorous as 25.He also vowed to show against Broner the unseen best in his arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Before taking the evening flight to Los Angeles on Saturday, Manny Pacquiao did a four-mile jog in the morning then sparred for eight rounds later, veteran sports scribe Eddie Alinea reported.In California, his camp said there would be no holiday break for Pacquiao. It will be work, work, work all the way to the Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight crown in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: SMC sweepcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ He did not mention specifics, although there were strict orders during earlier training at the Elorde Gym for guests and media to refrain from recording the proceedings.The order, it would be noted, came at a point when his handlers were working to perfect sharp, snappy blows clearly intended for the opponent’s body.Meanwhile, Broner’s chief handler, Kevin Cunningham, said they plan to jam Pacquiao’s fighting rhythm and zero in on his predictable adjustments.It goes without saying that Pacquiao, with that declaration from the opposing camp, can only be expected to come up with a full-proof weaponry, something like a bag of explosives, killer blasts to the body.These new killer blows could only be expected to flash and dig like phantom daggers, thrown from incredible points and angles.Broner better be ready with iron-clad defense of his body.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid View commentslast_img read more