Giants activate switch-pitching Venditte, take extra precautions after marathon win

first_imgCINCINNATI — For the first time in more than 20 years, a Giants player hit a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth before another launched a go-ahead home run in extra innings.Stephen Vogt’s first home run as a Giant tied Friday’s game at 11-11 before Evan Longoria hooked a high fly ball into the left field seats in the 11th in a historic, 12-11 come-from-behind win.Vogt and Longoria became the first Giants players to accomplish the feat since Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent did so in a …last_img read more

Justin Fink’s Canned Spray Foam Tip

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in I’ve been paying attention to energy-efficiency and air-sealing tips for many years, but I still learn something new every week. This week, I learned a very useful tip from my fellow Fine Homebuilding editor, Justin Fink.Justin wrote a great article on canned spray foam, “You Don’t Know Foam,” that appeared in the current issue of Fine Homebuilding.I’ve known for years that one-component spray foam (unlike two-component spray foam) is moisture-cured. I’ve also known that freshly installed foam pulls moisture from the air to cure, and that builders working in very dry climates (like Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona) know that it helps to mist a little water on surfaces before using one-component canned spray foam.I didn’t realize, however, that misting water before using canned spray foam can make a significant difference in New England. Nor did I realize that misting water can double the yield from a can of spray foam.Here is what Justin wrote:“Polyurethane cures by reacting with the moisture in the air. If very little or no moisture is available, the light and fluffy foam will collapse into itself as it cures. A light spray of water applied to surfaces before filling voids with foam will go a long way toward getting foam to cure properly.“This is especially important when working in areas of low humidity, but it’s also best practice when filling deep voids. In the case of deep voids, apply the foam in layers, misting lightly between them. It only takes an ounce of water to cure an entire can of polyurethane foam, so think in terms of a spray bottle, not a garden hose.“Manufacturers of some cans of foam, both straw-dispensed and gun-dispensed, recommend misting water either into the cavity to be… center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Gorkha movement gathers steam

first_imgThe fresh movement for a separate State of Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling hills gathered steam on Tuesday with smaller parties backing the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) demand.At a meeting called by the GJM at the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club, representatives of the Gorkha Rashtriya Nirman Manch, Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), the Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists(CPRM) and the BJP were present. It was decided to collectively carry forward the struggle for Gorkhaland.In an embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress, the GNLF, with whom it had forged an alliance in the recent municipal polls, came out in full support of Gorkhaland.“The GNLF wholeheartedly supports the demand for Gorkhaland,” GNLF spokesperson Neeraj Zimba Tamang said, adding the alliance with the Trinamool Congress was only an “electoral understanding.” Mr. Tamang said the demand for Gorkhaland was raised by GNLF founder Subhash Ghising and the party would stand by whoever raises the issue.GJM general secretary Roshan Giri demanded a written clarification from the West Bengal government on the three language policy, which intends to make Bengali compulsory. He said the movement would be peaceful.last_img read more

Ambedkar statue found damaged in Saharanpur

first_imgA part of the western district of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh was tense on Tuesday after a statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar was found damaged in a village, following which locals staged a protest on the road.The incident was reported from Ghunna village in the Kotwali Dehat area of Saharanpur, which has been sensitive over the last few years due to clashes between the Dalits and the dominant upper castes.SSP Saharanpur Dinesh Kumar Prabhu said the statue was damaged on Monday night by some “anti-social elements.”Locals blocked traffic which was restored after discussions between the administration and the protesters.Members of Dalit-Ambedkarite outfit Bhim Army were reportedly leading the protest.Mr. Prabhu said the administration had replaced the damaged statue. Police had been deployed in the area and the situation was peacefullast_img read more

Zark’s Burger burns Mila’s Lechon to a crisp

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The early call-out worked as the Jawbreakers restored order in the third quarter and fired 23 unanswered points on the way to an easy victory.Marinerong Pilipino also coasted to its first back-to-back wins with a 96-84 rout of Wangs Basketball-Letran in the second game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBehind Renzo Subido and Abu Tratter, the Skippers finished the first half on a 7-0 spurt and sustained that run in the third period with Billy Robles leading the charge to push the lead to as big as 23 several times.Rian Ayonayon topscored for Marinerong Pilipino with 14 points and six assists. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIEScenter_img From a slim 44-41 lead, Zark’s-Lyceum zoomed to a 67-41 advantage with 3:24 left in the third quarter, made easy by the Mighty Roasters’ pathetic showing in the second half.The listless outing that saw the Roasters absorb a fourth straight loss prompted the commissioner’s office to summon their team officials, led by coach Jesse Ricardo, on Friday.“We don’t have control on how our opponents play,” said Robinson. “We always tell the players that no matter who we’re playing, we have to play at our best every time. If the opportunity is there to score, we’ll keep on scoring,” he said.Mike Nzeusseu led Zark’s-Lyceum with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino and Kim Cinco both poured 12 points in the beatdown.CJ Perez was held to a conference-low nine points, but also collected five boards, two assists, and a steal as he allowed the Jawbreakers’ substitutes to shine, resulting in Zark’s 55 bench points.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Dwyane Wade returns to Miami as Cavs continue to deal Wilson Baltazar of Zark’s Burger-Lyceum battles Michael Parala of Mila’s Lechon for possession.—AUGUST DELACRUZZark’s Burger-Lyceum shook off its early struggles and clobbered Mila’s Lechon by a whopping 47 points, 102-55, on Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.“I was mad at the players at the start because we’re playing their (Mila’s) brand of basketball,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson. “That’s why I called two early timeouts to make sure that we’re in the right frame of mind.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more