ANAHEIM — Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin has stressed the need for more offense in the four-game series against the revitalized Los Angeles Angels.He had to fill out a lineup card without one of his most dangerous hitters on Friday, however. Khris Davis was given the night off after he was hit on the left hand in the seventh inning of the 8-3 loss to the Angels in the series opener on Thursday.“Just a little swollen today, having trouble gripping the bat, so we’ll give him the night off,” …
The target market for Team New Jersey’s entry in the 2011 Solar Decathlon is a couple (perhaps retired) who wants a small, durable, energy-efficient house suitable for the Jersey shore. And in practical terms, trying to appeal to home buyers longing for respite somewhere along New Jersey’s long, lively, and mostly pleasant Atlantic coastline probably isn’t a bad idea, provided you’re willing to put up with allusions to MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” It’s unlikely the members of Team New Jersey – a collaboration of students and faculty from Rutgers: the State University of New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology – weren’t expecting joking references to the show (are there any other kind?) and other digs at Jersey Shore pop culture. But they’ve become experts at deflecting snark by steering attention to the amenities of the home, dubbed “eNJoy: A Generation House.” The 960-sq.-ft. one-bedroom house has a shell of precast concrete panels and an inverted hip roof that, with its large overhang, is designed to maximize rainwater collection. Live at the International Builder’s ShowAs architecture student Zachary Hvizdak told Fine Homebuilding’s Justin Fink during an interview at the International Builders’ Show in Janaury, the team aimed for a blend of contemporary design and energy efficiency performance that will make the most of the insulation, durability, and thermal mass of concrete. “We’re pushing this technology,” Hvizdak said, noting that because all of the panels are being custom made, eNJoy’s construction costs will exceed $250,000, which means the project likely won’t be competitive in the Decathlon’s affordability contest. Born to run – on the sun In addition to the thermal mass value and durability of precast concrete panels, the team cites a few other advantages to their use, including their resistance to mold, their adaptability to sturdy modular construction, their low maintenance, and the recyclability of concrete. Made by Northeast Precast, based in Millville, in southern New Jersey, the panels feature about 6 in. of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between 3 to 4 in. of poured concrete. MORE INFORMATION Team New Jersey Web page DOE Web page for Team New Jersey GBA Resource Guide for 2011 Solar Decathlon Despite all the concrete, eNJoy aims for a stylized contemporary look – a solid form with small punched openings to let in light, although most of the daylighting comes from a long line of clerestory windows on the north side of the house and a contiguous stretch of large windows on the south side. Hvizdak points out that the large inverted hip roof gives homeowners significant flexibility when placing the building’s photovoltaic panels and solar hot water collectors for optimal exposure. As on a flat roof, the PV and solar hot water panels on eNJoy, when installed on angled mounts, can be grouped on the north or south portions of the roof, depending on surrounding foliage, to maximize exposure to the sun. The building’s electrical system, HVAC appliances, and plumbing will be concentrated in a central core – in one of three modules that will be bolted together to form the main structure. From NJ to DC and back Once it has prepared them for shipping, the team will load the three modules, along with the PV array, entry ramps, decking, and landscaping components, onto a total of seven trucks. The team expects to take about two days to reassemble the house on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Upon its return to New Jersey, the house will be offered for sale. Construction costs are expected to be about $300,000, although Clinton Andrews, a professor at Rutgers and one of the project’s faculty leaders, told the CourierPostOnline, which covers southern New Jersey, that about $100,000 could be trimmed from those costs if the house were to go into production. We’ve asked the team for more details about the materials and mechanicals used, and the expected performance of the building. Whether the eventual buyer of the prototype is in fact a couple interested in a spot near the Atlantic shore remains to be seen, although the team certainly would entertain an offer from MTV. “If they were the ones to buy the house,” Hvizdak told Fine Homebuilding, “it would be OK.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Alex Sandro signs new deal with Juventusby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Sandro has signed a new deal with Juventus to 2023.The deal is reportedly worth €5m-a-year.”I thank all the people who helped me arrive where I am today,” wrote Alex Sandro on Instagram.“I am very happy to continue being part of the Juventus family.”The agreement puts the full-back in the top 10 for Serie A salaries, on a par with Juventus teammate Emre Can.
INSIDER: Juventus have beaten Barcelona for Velez Sarsfield teen Matias Souleby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have beaten Barcelona to a deal for Argentine teen Matias Soule.The Velez Sarsfield whiz has been likened to Barca star Lionel Messi.However, local reporter Gianluca Poggi told Calciomercato.it, “Soulé will sign for Juventus at the end of the year. “He’s a good player, left-sided, able to play as a playmaker, but also on the left side. “He has a good technique and a good sense of purpose.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
CHESTNUT HILL, MA – SEPTEMBER 28: P.J. Williams #26 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates his interception with Jalen Ramsey #13 against the Boston College Eagles in the second half at Alumni Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Jordan Brand may have started on the hardwood but the company has inked an impressive lineup of NFL players in recent years. Two players who will hear their names called tonight just became the latest to join the Jordan family. Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a potential top-five pick, and Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman have signed with Jordan. Their arrival was announced with this very cool hype video.Jalen Ramsey and Corey Coleman were grinding all season. Now, they join the @jumpman23 family. #WEAREJORDAN https://t.co/BAihKNGQvl— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 28, 2016Other Jordan NFL players have included Andre Johnson, Dez Bryant, Charles Woodson, Dwight Freeney and others.
Tiger Woods answered questions Monday from a large gathering of reporters at Augusta National in preparation for The Masters, golf’s first major, which begins Thursday. It was the first time Woods spoke to the media, aside from a pair of brief, five-minute interviews with ESPN and The Golf Channel, since a sequence of events stemming from a Thanksgiving Day car accident revealed Woods’ involvement with a number of mistresses and his subsequent entry into rehab.Below is audio from Woods’ press conference. Tiger Woods at the Masters by The Lantern OSU
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When the bus departed the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Friday afternoon, some players were in tears. Not because of a loss and not because of their season, but because of a moving and emotional speech from one man. Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel spoke to the team before the Buckeyes departed for the 108th meeting between the OSU Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines. “It was like he didn’t skip a beat,” said senior center Michael Brewster. “It was like you blinked and your like, ‘man was everything just a nightmare?’” Brewster said the visit from Tressel was brief, and a surprise to the whole team. “To be able to see him again and hear a few words from him, it definitely got us pumped up. It was an honor,” Brewster said. Tressel gained a reputation at OSU as the Michigan killer. With a record of 8-1 against the Wolverines, Tressel looked to bring a little of that magic to the Buckeyes on Saturday. In the end, OSU fell to Michigan for the first time since Nov. 22, 2003, with a 40-34 victory on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. “He came in and spoke to us and did a great job and got us fired up,” said junior linebacker John Simon. “Unfortunately we couldn’t come up with a win.” When Tressel was introduced as head coach of OSU on Jan. 18, 2001, Tressel’s disdain for Michigan became almost immediately apparent. During halftime of a basketball game between OSU and Michigan, Tressel had a brief message for Buckeye Nation. “Be proud of our young people in the class room, in the community and most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Mich., on the football field,” Tressel said. Sure enough, 310 days later Tressel and his unranked-Buckeye squad travelled to Ann Arbor and defeated the No. 11-ranked Michigan Wolverines, 26-20. Tressel’s respect for the rivalry and the dedication to it was heart-felt and genuine, not only from the day he was introduced as head coach, but up through his dismissal from the university. Less than a week after his forced resignation for his involvement with “Tattoo-gate,” a group of students walked to his house in Upper Arlington, Ohio, to show their support to the former head coach. After meeting with several students and speaking to the crowd, Tressel had one parting message to students. “Don’t forget: Nov. 26, we’re going to kick their ass,” Tressel said. The game did not go as Tressel had promised. OSU’s attempt to comeback from a late-fourth quarter deficit was stopped by an overthrown pass to senior wide receiver DeVier Posey and was ultimately thwarted by a fourth-down interception thrown by freshman quarterback Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes didn’t win the game like they had wanted, but Simon said one of Tressel’s message was clear. “(Tressel) said you have to live in the moment, play the game in the moment,” Simon said. “And I think we did that today, you know, taking every play one play at a time.” Brewster said he was one of the guys that found himself in tears after Tressel spoke. “It was emotional for some guys, myself included, it stinks when you feel like you get robbed a year out of your life with him,” Brewster said. “I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that I get to meet back up with him next year, somehow, some way.” Tressel’s message was simple, Brewster said. Tressel told the team that the key was to be relentless on defense, to play opportunistic and mistake-free offense, and to have superior special units. “(Tressel said) the same thing he says all the time, that we used to be bored about,” Brewster said. “But now we can’t wait to hear it again.”
Dirk Kuyt managed to score the opener in the legends match between Liverpool and Bayern Munich and Luis Garcia insisted that the Dutchman’s contribution was huge as he was running throughout the whole game.The Spaniard was amazed by Kuyt’s performance as he seemed to be tireless and was able to remain like that for the whole 90 minutes – scoring a goal himself and creating numerous other chances.The former Liverpool midfielder spoke about his former teammate as he said, according to liverpoolfc.com:“He was running the whole game! He was the youngest and he gave us the full 90 minutes and the goal and many chances.”Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“So I think it was fantastic to have him back.”“I’m so happy to be back here at Anfield. The crowd were again amazing. And it’s for a fantastic cause with our foundation.”“I think with a draw, we were waiting for another goal. We couldn’t quite do it but at the end, I think everybody enjoyed the game.”“It’s always a mix of feelings to come here, seeing some old friends and to catch up with most of them. And you see the crowd and all the kids coming to Anfield. “
Derby County manager Frank Lampard is in seventh heaven after his side scored two late goals to win 4-3 at Norwich City on Saturday.Norwich were 3-2 ahead with just nine minutes to go, but Florian Jozefzoon’s 87th-minute goal pulled the game level before Jack Marriott netted in stoppage time to complete the comeback for Frank Lampard’s side.The game was delayed by 25 minutes after a fuse box problem caused a section of the stadium to lose power after Norwich had gone 3-2 up.“It was a game which had everything and I don’t think I have been involved with one like that before,” Lampard told Sky Sports.“I have certainly never gone back to the dressing room and then come back like that before and as a manager, I have never been involved in a game with two late goals like that.Frank Lampard admits Chelsea may struggle for top-six spot Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Chelsea manager Frank Lampard couldn’t offer any guarantees on a top-six finish this season due to the strong competition.“I think the delay worked in our favor because Norwich had just scored their goal and the momentum was with them.It was bad timing for them and good timing for us because it gave us the chance to reorganize things and I thought David Nugent did a superb job when he came on, playing a part in both our goals.“Norwich will be saying they deserved something from the game, and they would have [deserved] a point to be fair, but I think we deserved this for the way we came out after the delay.“The players deserve so much credit for coming away from a tough place like this with three points.”