Pasadena’s Upper Hastings Ranch Neighborhood Lights Up for the Holidays

first_img Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s Upper Hastings Ranch Neighborhood Lights Up for the Holidays STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 6:09 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Upper Hastings Ranch community of Pasadena is continuing its annual tradition of adorning the neighborhood with elaborate Christmas decorations, but are asking that those who come to take a look remain in their vehicles for safety.Having already canceled many previous events this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Hastings Ranch Association Treasurer Jolean Matsumoto said the 67-year-old tradition of decking the halls is going on now and continuing through Jan. 2.“We wanted to do something light at the end of a dark year. Something joyful, so that everybody can enjoy and keep the tradition going,” Matsumoto said.  “It’s something joyful instead of all this sadness going on throughout the year.”In the interest of safety, the UHRA is asking that all visitors remain in their vehicles while checking out the displays and be mindful of social distancing.“We’re just asking everybody to be safe when they come and see the displays,” Matsumoto said. “We’re trying to do everything the same as much as we can, but just be socially distant and be safe when you come and enjoy the light.”Awards will be given out in several categories, Matsumoto said. Instead of a panel of guest judges, the selections will be made this year by the UHRA board.“Just come and enjoy, but be safe,” Matsumoto said.See also:Christmas Tale Demonstrates Hastings Ranch Holiday Spirit HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes ‹› Business News Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a commentlast_img read more

Comparisons of the biology of the intertidal Subantarctic limpets Nacella concinna and Kerguelenella lateralis

first_imgTwo limpet species occur intertidally on subantarctic South Georgia, the patellid Nacella concinna and the siphonarlid Kerguelenella lateralis. N. concinna is confined to the lower shore close to LWS; K. lateralis occurs in middle shore pools, so their distributions do not overlap. N. concinna has a much narrower thermal niche (−12.9°C to +15.6°C) than K. lateralis (−17.8°C to +31.8°C). Environmental data are presented to show that the upper lethal temperature of N. concinna is low enough to prevent the limpet living higher on the shore. Both limpet species are slow-moving, but K. lateralis shows increasing speed with rising temperature, peaking at 15–20°C. In contrast, N. concinna moves actively down to −1.9°C (when sea water freezes), but there is a steady decrease in speed of locomotion above +2°C. Locomotion ceases at 14°C in N. concinna (c.f. 30°C in K. lateralis). Both species exhibit very low tenacities, but in N. concinna tenacity decreases with increasing shell length. In K. lateralis there is no effect of temperature on tenacity. Both species show a positive allometric relationship between foot area and shell length. N. concinna feeds upon microbial films and microepiflora, but K. lateralis eats colonial diatoms and Enteromorpha bulbosa. Observations on shell middens of the kelp gull Larus dominicanus showed that the gulls did not eat K. lateralis, though they ate great quantities of the less accessible N. concinna. Gulls ate N. concinna as small as 11 mm shell length (within the size range of K. lateralis). Experiments on gulls demonstrated an unwillingness to eat K. lateralis, probably because the siphonariid extrudes a viscid white mucus when the foot is touched.last_img read more

Ruby is ‘all business’ – Maher

first_img With regular partner Steve Pateman sidelined by suspension, Maher made an ambitious bid to recruit the great Irish jockey, and it paid off as Walsh steered the 12-year-old to National glory at Ballarat racecourse, in Victoria. Maher reports Bashboy to have taken his exertions well and while there were suggestions the famous victory could be his swansong, the trainer believes there is every chance he could race on. “The horse has come out of it in great order. He actually pulled out pretty well on the day and he’s been fine since,” the trainer told Press Association Sport. “I still can’t really believe it, to be honest. It’s not a total surprise he won, obviously, but for it all to come together on the day, along with the whole Ruby thing, I’m still pinching myself. “Ruby is just a class act. He walked the track and had a spin round in one of the hurdle races. “It came across that he was all business and he was coming here to get it done. “We knew if he was going to do it we had to back his staying ability. “He wasn’t going to win in a sprint with all that weight and Ruby gave him a great spin and put it to them. “The horse just made the one blunder at the second-last. People were joking here Ruby did that just to add to the theatre of it! “I’m going to have lunch with the owner later in the week and we’ll have a chat about thing things then, but the horse is as free as a bird and thrives on his work. Trainer Ciaron Maher hailed Ruby Walsh “a class act” when reflecting upon Bashboy’s historic third victory in the Australian Grand National. Press Association “There is a rule over here that you can’t race in the Grand National from the age of 13 and upwards, so that would rule him out, but if we could get an exception to that we could look to bring him back. “He only has four races a year, so he doesn’t have a lot of racing, and the National is the only handicap he runs in, so he doesn’t have to concede a lot of weight in his other races. “It will be up to the owner to decide, but there are a couple of races in New Zealand he could run in in September. He could do that if the owner decided this will be his last year. “If he decided to bring him back next year, he could just go out in the paddock and come back in January as normal.” Maher was keen to gauge Walsh’s thoughts on how Bashboy measured up to the great horses he rides in Britain and Ireland and was pleased with what he heard. “He didn’t really compare horses directly, but he did say he and Willie (Mullins) had been planning to bring some horses over here some time and the class of horses they were thinking of bringing over wouldn’t be good enough, so that was a nice boost for us,” said Maher. “We’re under no illusions that the top-level horses you have in Britain in Ireland. “The top horses at the Cheltenham Festival, are serious machines and our horses over here probably don’t measure up, but it was nice to hear that Ruby felt that they might have to bring higher grade horses over here than they thought. “Ruby said some of the three-mile races you have over there for horses that are 10 years old and over, over three miles around somewhere like Sandown, would be good for Bashboy.” Maher’s weekend triumph with Walsh has further whetted his appetite to have a runner in Britain in the future. He said: “I would love to bring a horse over there. Australia is importing a lot of stayers now and I recently bought a horse from France called Kapour. “He showed some good form in France and has won a stakes race in Sydney since he arrived. “I think he’s quite a good horse and I have run him in a hurdle trial as well, which he seemed quite good at, so he could be an option to bring over. “I don’t know if there has ever been an Australian horse run at the Cheltenham Festival. I would have to do my homework on that, but Cheltenham is the pinnacle of jumps racing and if I had one good enough I would love to bring him over. “I’ve worked in Britain and Ireland, but I’ve never been to Cheltenham before. I’d love to get there next year if I can.” last_img read more

South Africa’s ‘green accord’ for jobs

first_img18 November 2011 The South African government, business and labour have signed a new accord – one of the most comprehensive social partnerships on “green” economy development in the world – geared to create 300 000 jobs within the next 10 years. The groundbreaking Green Economy Accord, signed by various ministers in both Cape Town and Pretoria on Thursday, has the backing of South Africa’s three labour federations, whose membership together accounts for more than two-million workers. These are the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), and the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu). Ten ministers actively involved in the development of the agreement include the Ministers of Environmental Affairs, Transport, Trade and Industry and Labour. The agreement comes ahead of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, starting in Durban on 28 November.‘South Africans are drawing together’ Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, who led the proceedings during the signing ceremony, said the accord showed that government’s social partners were ready for COP 17. The parties to the accord had agreed to work with the government during and after the conference. “The green economy can create a large number of jobs, provide a spur for industrialisation and help to create a sustainable future for this and the next generations,” Patel said. “This accord is one in a series of agreements in which social partners commit to work to achieve the goals of the New Growth Path. South Africans are drawing together to achieve common national objectives.”Key commitments Key points in the accord include the government’s commitment to install one-million solar water heaters by 2014/15, as well as to procure 3 725 MW of renewable energy – more than the energy usage of Cape Town – for use in the national grid by 2016. The Industrial Development Corporation will provide funding of up to R25-billion for investments in the green economy over the next five years. The agreement also commits business to develop benchmarks in support of the National Energy Efficiency Strategy. It commits state electricity company Eskom to consider new technologies that could improve the energy efficiency of its coal-fired power plants. Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said South Africa generated 90 percent of its energy from coal, and the government was promoting a move to “clean coal” through carbon capture and storage, among other means.‘The train is turning in the right direction’ Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi said they were excited about the accord, which would see South Africa relying less on its capital-intensive mining sector and more on manufacturing in order to create jobs. “The train is turning slowly [in] the right direction … we like the direction the train is facing,” Vavi said after the signing ceremony in Cape Town. He said that while the 300 000 jobs target might seem small, this was going to be a platform for more job creation in future. In support of the agreement, he said, Cosatu would establish work-based committees to educate workers on saving energy, as well as “green” retirement investments.‘Opportunities in bio-fuels’ Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said the new accord promised to create investment and job opportunities in South Africa’s bio-fuels sector. She said that development of this sector would not compromise the country’s food security. For example, she said, sorghum, sugar-beet and jatropha could be used to make bio-fuels. Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said the government would be invest billions of rands in improving the passenger rail system to ensure that South Africans moved away from travelling by cars to using trains. The Transport Department would also be improving the country’s freight rail system to ensure that fewer goods went by road. Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said his department was pulling SA’s universities and its Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas) together to ensure that their projects supported the green economy by, among other things, growing the number of artisans in the country. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Quotes from the 2016 Budget

first_imgMinister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2016 Budget speech to the National Assembly in Parliament on Wednesday, 24 February. He emphasised that together, South Africa was capable of facing, and overcoming, economic challenges. Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivers his Budget speech in Parliament, Cape Town on 24 February 2016. (Image: GCIS Government ZA, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr)• Full text: South Africa’s 2016 Budget• South Africa’s women in politics• Powerful women shape Africa• Remembering the voices of the women of 1956• Projects aim to empower women in agriculture Compiled by Priya PitamberMinister of Finance Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget speech was one of hope despite the global economic conditions and local challenges South Africa is facing. He repeated that as a nation, we were robust and were able to achieve the country’s goals as outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP).We look back on some of the more memorable quotes from his address.His introduction set the tone immediately:We do so in a spirit of frankness, both about our challenges and the opportunity to turn our economy’s direction towards hope, confidence and a better future for all.I have a simple message. We are strong enough, resilient enough and creative enough to manage and overcome our economic challenges.On what South Africans want:All of us want jobs, thriving businesses, engaged professionals, narrowing inequality, and fewer people in poverty.All of us want a new values paradigm, a society at peace with itself, a nation energised by the task of building stronger foundations for our future society and economy.We want our government to function effectively, our people to work in dignity, with resources for their families, decent homes and opportunities for their children.We want to see progress throughout our land, in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, construction, tourism, science and research, sport and leisure, trade and commerce.It is within our grasp to achieve this future.On the trials we face:We are conscious of the difficulties we face. Our resilience as a nation, black and white, can propel us to a better future if we make the right choices.On the Budget:The Budget tabled today is guided by the NDP. It is a budget for inclusive growth, it emphasises partnerships amongst role players in our economy, it prioritises education and infrastructure investment, it supports employment creation and it contributes to building a capable, developmental state. The bulk of the 2016 Budget will go to economic affairs, agriculture, and basic education. (Image: 2016 Budget Guide, Sars and the Department of Treasury)On working together:Our faith communities, non-governmental organisations and community volunteers all demonstrate daily that basic needs can be met with dignity. Initiatives like Operation Hydrate and Gift of the Givers have led the way in responding to the impact of the drought.On the growth of South Africa and other countries:It is notable that faster growth is being achieved in countries which have undertaken bold structural reforms, such as India’s scaling back of subsidies for industry and opening up of trade opportunities, and the promotion of skilled immigration, urban investment and labour-intensive manufacturing and agro-processing in South-east Asian and several African economies. These efforts have helped boost investor sentiment and reduce economic vulnerabilities.Our own structural challenges and reforms are articulated in the National Development Plan. Our economic recovery depends on our ability to convert the plan into actions that deliver on the promise for a better life for all.The Treasury currently expects growth in the South African economy to be just 0.9% this year, after 1.3% in 2015. This reflects both depressed global conditions and the impact of the drought.Our working partnership with business leaders and social stakeholders, under President Zuma’s initiative, is about implementing these and other aspects of the National Development Plan.This year’s Budget… is focused on fiscal consolidation. We cannot spend money we do not have. We cannot borrow beyond our ability to repay. Until we can ignite growth and generate more revenue, we have to be tough on ourselves.On new taxes:Introduction of a tyre levy to finance recycling programmes, increases in the incandescent globe tax, the plastic bag levy and the motor vehicle emissions tax.Introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.On the health of the nation:Our policy commitment is to achieve universal health coverage and comprehensive social security. These contribute to the broader framework for inclusive growth, decent work, income security and social protection that forms part of the National Development Plan.We can turn today’s adversity into opportunities.On working with our strengths:We can address the weaknesses that create policy uncertainty, we can build on the strengths that are our resource base, our institutions and our workforce. We can do things differently where we need to innovate.On thanking key role players: Allow me to thank you, Mister President and Minister Deputy President, for your leadership and support. I must also thank Cabinet colleagues for your contributions to addressing the challenges before us.Members of the Ministers’ Committee on the Budget, including Deputy Minister Jonas, have provided sterling support.I thank our provincial premiers and finance MECs, and municipal mayors, who share our fiscal and financial responsibilities.Please allow me to express appreciation to:Minister Nene for his valuable contribution to our government and Treasury;Director-General Lungisa Fuzile and officials of the National Treasury;Governor Kganyago, the deputy governors and staff of the South African Reserve Bank;Commissioner Moyane and staff of the South African Revenue Service;Commissioners and staff of the Financial and Fiscal Commission;The chairpersons, boards, chief executive officers and staff of the DBSA, the Land Bank, the Public Investment Commission, the Financial Services Board, the Financial Intelligence Centre and the Government Pension Administration Agency;The staff and constituency representatives of Nedlac, and particularly its Public Finance Chamber;Judge Dennis Davis and members of the Tax Committee;I am especially grateful to the chair of the Finance Committee, the honourable Carrim, acting chair of the Appropriation Committee, honourable Gcwabaza and chairs of the Select Committee on Finance and Appropriation, honourable De Beer and honourable Mohai, who have responsibility for facilitating the consideration of the Division of Revenue Bill and the Appropriation Bill, and the revenue bills, which will be tabled later in the year.In conclusion:We are resilient. We are committed. We are resourceful.Looking back on his extraordinary life of resilience, and of commitment, former President Mandela said this:“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”last_img read more

The Digital Age promises growth

first_imgIf governments and the private sector continue to invest in infrastructure, the digital economy could add $300-billion a year to Africa’s GDP, according to discussion papers at the World Economic Forum: Africa 2017, being held in Durban, South Africa from 3 to 5 May 2017.Two young girls attend a training on computer science at the technical school in Mellit, North Darfur. (Image: Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID)Sulaiman PhilipThe Third Industrial Revolution transformed Africa. It made it easier for young Africans to create their own companies and rely less on traditional nine-to-five employment. Now comes the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the birth of a truly digital economy.The digital economy is a key topic at the World Economic Forum: Africa 2017, being held in Durban, South Africa from 3 to 5 May 2017, and papers at the gathering have unpacked its potential.Despite a slow start, the development of Africa’s digital infrastructure is speeding up — resulting in African digital entrepreneurs developing innovative web-based apps and new ways of doing business.Digital apps such as mPedigree, M-Farm and Frontline SMS, have found African solutions to African challenges. Digital entrepreneurs are making it easier and safer to live, work and travel across Africa.The digital economy is growing despite Africa trailing the rest of the world in connectivity rates — a challenge that is shaping the kind of digital products being developed. A lack of connectivity has made entrepreneurs more creative but it will constrict opportunities in the future.The Masiphumelele, Cape Town, library offers internet access, digital literacy and computer training in a community that is mostly young and unemployed (Image: Beyond Access)The technology-driven revolution will mean the death of routine blue- and white-collar jobs as the continent embraces automation. Employers will need more adaptable and innovative staff.High-skilled jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will increase. African governments eager to build on this new future need to provide the infrastructure that allows citizens to access the digital world for learning and to do business.Governments need to embrace the innovative mind-set to build a population that creates technology and not just consumes it. They need to replace traditional approaches to education and delivering services. For example, Morocco’s e-Notary services digitises some legal services, making it less expensive to litigate.Embracing technology such as cloud services will not only make it cheaper for governments to deliver services, but will also improve data collection and analysis which in turn improves the quality and types of services delivered.Inclusive developmentIf Africa does not manage the growth of the digital transformation, the danger exists that the income gap could worsen. Administrations need to embrace the development of STEM fields. Africa will move to become a skills-based economy; an investment in 21st century education is crucial. Africa needs, as a continent and as individual countries, to introduce polices and strategies that will transform the lives of Africans. A prosperous and inclusive future for the continent requires new ways of thinking from governments today.Data is the diamonds and gold of the digital age. It is the commodity on which societies can create opportunities. Governments need to empower their citizens by releasing data and not regulating access.Programmes such as South Africa’s national broadband strategic plan, Connect, will make broadband access affordable to 90% of the population by 2020 and 100% by 2030. This is one way of allowing citizens to affordably participate in the information economy.A new way to beat challengesAfrica’s digitally savvy youth are finding new solutions to intractable problems. The agriculture, health and education sector are seeing innovations that are improving the quality of life of students, pregnant women and small-scale commercial farmers, among others users, across the continent.Legislation that creates a more business friendly environment will help to build a larger entrepreneurial pool that will increase economic growth. Embracing Microsoft’s cloud computing initiative, Africa Open for Business, has helped investors navigate complex business and governance legislations by streamlining regulations and making it easier to do business.Silicon Valley entrepreneurs speak of “moving fast and breaking things” as they remake the world. Governments, especially African governments, do not have the luxury of moving ahead at breakneck speed without considering the consequences of their actions. So, while governments are more deliberative, they do need to embrace the world of disruption and change.The ability to adapt to these changes will define economic growth, good governance, job creation and innovation. It is time for Africa to embrace the new motto of social network Facebook. As it grew, CEO Mark Zuckerberg refined the move fast motto: “Move fast with stable infrastructure. It may not be as catchy as move fast and break things, but it’s how we operate now.”Africa can move beyond a continent of promise to become a continent of opportunity and growth if governments embrace the disruption and change and promise of the digital age.For Africa to compete in the digital economy, government and private sector investment is required to build infrastructure. (Image: Eric Parker)last_img read more

Toronto Passive: Some Thoughts on Drainwater Heat Recovery

first_imgRemovable Basement FloorsWalls, Roof, and an ElevatorDesigning a High-Performance Home A closet flange becomes a sturdy base for this heat exchanger. Unions will allow the heat exchanger to be disconnected an checked periodically.InstallationYou can see there is a lot of copper in these things. The one we installed was a good 60 lb. We came up with a simple way to mount the item effectively. We used a 4-inch water closet flange. We removed the small groove inside this flange so the 4-inch ABS pipe could be passed right through. This is basically creating a bulkhead fitting on your pipe, but there is no break in the pipe. Glue it on with solvent, and then mount it to a couple of wood runners, which make good supports. Notice also we’ve installed unions around the exchanger. This will let us more easily check its insides from time to time and clear out any build-up. Drainwater heat recovery is a simple way of capturing some of the energy in hot water that’s headed down the drain — energy that ordinarily is thrown away.Here are a few points to consider:The cost is $500 to $1,200. Installation is extra.Go with the largest diameter and longest exchanger you can fit into your plumbing, assuming a vertical installation. There are horizontal units available from Ecodrainalthough I believe they are available in just one size. Leave at least a 12-inch run of straight drain pipe above the exchanger to smooth out the flow. (You can see we’ve done this from the photos. We’ve used 4-inch pipe.)It is still worthwhile to pump shower drains in the basement back up so they can drain into the heat exchanger. The cost of these Gulper pumps with a kind of control that senses the water level in the drain is something like $300.Gather all your drains to one place, if possible. In our case, we’ve done this with all the shower drains in the house, which all happen to be clustered together in the building.Savings of about 20% or more on water heating energy is possible, depending on how things are plumbed in the house.Hot water recovery times can be dramatically improved. This, to me, is a very sure sign of energy being saved.The design requires a double-walled heat exchanger. In other words, there must be a (tiny) air space between the copper pipe carrying the drain water, and the copper pipe carrying the potable water — this severely limits the efficiency of the unit, and increases the costs (more on this later).Surface tension effects cause the drain water to stick to the drain walls in a thin film. This is why heat exchange is arranged at the surface of the drain pipe.Simple payback periods range from two years to 10 years. Editor’s Note: Lyndon Than is a professional engineer and Certified Passive House Consultant who took a year off from work to design and build a home with his wife Phi in North York, a district of Toronto, Ontario. A list of Lyndon’s previous blogs at GBA appears in the sidebar below. For more, you can follow his blog, Passive House Toronto. BLOGS BY LYNDON THAN Efficiency could be improved with another designThe best units are limited to something like 60% efficiency, measured in terms of inlet and outlet water temperatures. Industrial heat exchangers are good for over 90%, even over 95% in some cases. A much more effective design would be to have a copper drain pipe inside of a larger, plastic pipe filled with pressurized, cold water. This would increase heat exchange efficiencies a lot (to probably above 80%, easily more), and reduce the cost of the units greatly as well. It would also reduce the pressure drop incurred by the units we use today.Given the huge potential for energy saving across a nation like Canada, one would think it is possibly worth the very small contamination risk. After all, if ever there were a leak, the pressurized water would go into the drain, not the other way around, and it would be fairly easy to detect: just check the water meter while all fixtures are turned off. Perhaps an annual check would be worthwhile.Imagine if we could recover 95% of the energy used to heat hot water for bathing. Small electric point-of-use hot water heaters would be so much more viable; they could be built right in to shower fixtures, and this could lead to all sorts of interesting plumbing configurations (just plumb one line, for example — no need for both hot and cold?). Water pressure lossesSomething not mentioned very often: What about the pressure losses? The unit we chose to install uses a single 3/4-inch copper tube (about 60 feet of it) wrapped around the 4-inch drain. In choosing a product, it is a matter of heat exchange performance and this is measured by the Canadian government testing apparatus. After finding units that perform well, we looked for designs that retain the most water pressure.So, how to plumb in order to retain water pressure? If you have high water pressure, this may not be an issue, but keep in mind, water pressure is not free. Someone, somewhere, must provide it, and I feel we must always think of our buildings as off-grid, so we want to minimize energy losses at every opportunity. Therefore, buy a unit that performs just as well, but results in the least pressure loss. Then, I would plumb everything through it. After all, we heat a lot of water to just room temperature via space heating — it sits there in the toilet, in the pipes, etc. But to recover that heat using the drainwater heat exchanger, the cold side must flow. Therefore, as per manufacturer recommendations, just plumb everything through it. I would still provide a small line to a drinking water fountain or ice maker, however. An alternate strategyOne way around this is to avoid the issue altogether. Instead of directing reclaimed heat to the domestic hot water system, transfer it to the space heating system instead, i.e. to a non-potable heat sink, such as a hydronic heating component, or directly to refrigerant in a heat-pump system. This avoids the water contamination issue, and can recover much closer to 100% of the energy used for heating water. Sadly, I know of nothing on the market that does this as yet, but it would be very easy to build something. A coaxial pipe heat exchanger is all you would need.Another approach involves using an auxiliary tank and a pump. We recover heat even from processes like clothes-washing and dish-washing, in which the hot drain water is not expelled at the same time cold water is being drawn in. Why not just leave the water in the tub?One comment I’ve read is this: Recover your hot water heat simply by leaving the shower water in the bathtub and letting it cool to room temperature before allowing it to drain away. This is an excellent measure, and no cost to install, but it has some issues. First, it adds moisture to the house — good in winter, probably, not so good in summer. Second, it’s only possible with bathtubs because showers can’t hold much water. Third, consider the ring around the tub. Fourth, it gets difficult to have multiple showers in a short period of time, such as on busy mornings with a family of four.And fifth, don’t assume it is 100% heat recovery. The water in the tub cools only to room temperature, which is almost the halfway-point from the cold water inlet temperature to the 40°C (104°F) or so needed for a shower or bath. So, heat recovery is something like 60%, similar to a good drainwater heat recovery installation. RELATED ARTICLES Drainline Heat ExchangersDrainwater Heat Recovery Can Lower Your HERS ScoreGreen Basics: Drain-Water Heat Recoverylast_img read more

WATCH: LeBron, Melo, KD clash in star-studded pickup game

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Man I need some run!! Where y’all hooping at?? Off season please hurry up and end, I have basketball Jones!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 9, 2017“The King” got his wish granted on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as he hopped on his private jet and played in a glorified pick-up game in Life Time Athletic at Sky in New York City.As seen in now viral Instagram posts, LeBron put in some off-season work and played a scrimmage with fellow All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant.ADVERTISEMENT His Cleveland Cavaliers  teammates JR Smith and Dahntay Jones were present as well, along with Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, among others.A source who watched the spirited game told ESPN that James played for two hours, then casually flew back to Ohio to attend a LeBron James Family Foundation function.“He just has a love for basketball,” the source described James, adding that he might even organize another pickup game in Los Angeles, California, in the coming weeks.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump SEA Games: Archery instructor collects bronze in men’s compound NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The 2017-2018 NBA season is still a good two months away, but LeBron James is already itching for some hardwood action.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe four-time NBA Most Valuable Player recently made known on Twitter his desire to return to the court after a lengthy off season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “Man I need some run!! Where y’all hooping at?? Off season please hurry up and end, I have basketball Jones!!,” he wrote last week. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Archer Tagle settles for silver in recurve event

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Uichico, Gilas confident as PH shoots for 18th basketball gold Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nicole Marie Tagle. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission Facebook pageArcher Nicole Marie Tagle settled for silver in the individual women’s recurve, bowing to Diananda Choirunisa of Indonesia in the gold medal match in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.Engaged in a tight battle, the final went down to the fifth set before the 15-year-old Dumaguete native yielded to the top-seeded Choirunisa, 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT Tagle earlier beat Myanmar’s Thida New in the semifinals, 6-2, to assure herself of the podium finish.It was still a triumphant campaign for Tagle, who gave the Philippines its second silver medal in the biennial meet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMale standouts Luis Gabriel Moreno and Florante Matan missed out on advancing to the semifinals of the individual men’s recurve.Rogelio Miguel Tremedal, Mark Javier, Pia Elizabeth Biduare, Kareel Meer Hongitan, and Mary Queen Ybañez all failed to progress to the quarterfinals. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Indian Contingent

first_imgIndia’s contingent for the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea was reduced to a 679-member squad including 516 athletes and 163 coaches/support staff. The Indian Olympic Association(IOA) had sent the original list of 942 participants including 662 athletes and 280 officials for approval.Participating Disciplines:Aquatics(Swimming), Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Kayaking & Canoeing, Cycling, Equestarian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Rowing, Sepaktakraw, Tennis, Shooting, Squash, Taekwando, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling(Greeco Roman), Wushu, Weightlifting, YachtingFull List:last_img read more