Published on March 19, 2017 at 11:30 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Mike Hopkins said he had always wanted to be a head coach. Now he’s fulfilled that goal a year earlier than he would have at Syracuse.The Orange’s former head coach-designate left SU, the school he played at for four years and coached at for 22, to become Washington’s head coach. Instead of serving as Jim Boeheim’s heir for another season before taking over in 2018-19, he shocked the Syracuse community on Sunday by becoming the one tasked with turning around the Huskies.“I can’t express enough thanks to Coach Boeheim for so many years of mentorship and guidance,” Hopkins said in a UW press release. “The timing is right for me and my family to make this move.”The right timing for Hopkins became precarious timing for the Orange. On March 18, 2015, Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Boeheim planned to retire after the 2017-18 season. On June 25, 2015, Syverud announced Hopkins would succeed Boeheim as SU’s head coach. Hopkins leaving for Washington nullified those plans and Boeheim subsequently signed a contract extension, reportedly through 2021-22.Hopkins had been linked to other head coaching jobs prior to that, including fellow Pac-12 opportunities with Southern California (2013) and Oregon State (2014). But with just a year left until the chance to take over the Orange, his move to Washington came as a surprise.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just think it was a sudden thing,” said Gary McKnight, who coached Hopkins at Mater Dei (California) High School. “… I think he was looking for the right situation.”The program awaiting Hopkins at Washington is one in need of a fresh slate. The Huskies just finished its season with 13 straight losses, a 9-22 record and went 2-16 in the conference. UW hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since 2011.Washington’s roster this past season featured freshman Markelle Fultz, widely projected as the top pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Its 2017 recruiting class included Michael Porter Jr., the No. 1 ranked player in the country according to ESPN. But he may decommit after the Huskies fired head coach Lorenzo Romar on Wednesday.In comes Hopkins, who received the backing of UW’s administration with a six-year contract, according to ESPN. He’s back on the west coast, significantly closer to where he grew up. Washington bolsters its well-regarded athletic program with Hopkins, who has plenty of tools at his disposal for a successful rebuild.“When I first started coaching, my goal wasn’t to be the head coach at Syracuse,” Hopkins told The Daily Orange in a 2015 profile. “My goal was to be the best coach on the planet. I just wanted to be the best.”What he leaves behind is a program that adored Hopkins enough to entrust its future, until Sunday, in him. He’s played a major role in recruiting since 2000, worked closely with SU’s bigs since 2011 and helped develop numerous centers like future NBA players Fab Melo and Rakeem Christmas.Hopkins’ fingerprints are all over the Orange. And on the day he departed from SU, the community he left behind responded.“He’s been everything for Tyler, really,” Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon’s father, Tim, said.“I wouldn’t be half the person I am today if it wasn’t for (Hopkins),” SU graduate assistant Katie Kolinski wrote in an Instagram post.“Washington got a steal,” former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams tweeted.While Boeheim served an NCAA-mandated nine-game suspension last season, Hopkins stepped in as the Orange’s interim head coach. At the time, his 4-5 record provided a small glimpse into SU’s planned future.Now it’ll go down as the only glimpse.“Mike received a great opportunity,” Boeheim said in a statement, “and we thank him and wish him the best.”— Senior Staff Writer Connor Grossman and Asst. Sports Editor Sam Fortier contributed reporting to this story. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
We have agreed to terms with S Earl Thomas.Welcome to Baltimore, @Earl_Thomas ❗️❗️📰: https://t.co/voO0sgXkfL pic.twitter.com/SmfdjnaX4t— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 13, 2019Former Seahawks’ S Earl Thomas intends to sign a four-year, $55 million deal that includes $32 million fully guaranteed at signing with the Baltimore Ravens, league source tells ESPN. Deal includes $22 million in first nine months.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019Yeaaaaaaaa !! 💰🙏🏾— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) March 13, 2019Thomas was originally drafted by the Seahawks in 2010 and has spent his entire nine-year career in Seattle. He has made three All-Pro teams and won Super Bowl 48 with the Seahawks.Thomas, who turns 30 in May, is coming off a year in which he missed 12 games after suffering a leg fracture. Related News Earl Thomas is moving on.The six-time Pro Bowl safety has signed a four-year, $55 million deal with $32 million guaranteed with the Ravens, Baltimore announced Wednesday. The deal will pay $22 million over the first nine months, according to the report. NFL free agency rumors: Ravens never made Le’Veon Bell an offer NFL free agency rumors: Steelers kicking tires on WR Tyrell Williams The Ravens cut Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle before the free-agent period began so they needed a replacement at the spot.
Fort Dunree has it all – history, wildlife, walks, water sports and the most scenic coffee shop in Ireland!If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a spectacular day in Donegal, put Fort Dunree on your list.Fort Dunree is located about seven miles north of Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. The site is situated along the shores of Lough Swilly commanding a majestic view of the Lough and its shorelines. Near to the spot where Wolfe Tone was brought ashore in 1798, a small fort was erected to guard against the possible return of a French invasion fleet. In the late 19th Century the fort was modernised and enlarged with the building of the “Top Fort” on Dunree Hill. During World War I it stood guard whilst Admiral Lord Jellicoe’s Fleet anchored in Lough Swilly prior to engaging the German Navy at the Battle of Jutland. Control of the Fort was transferred to the Irish Free State just before World War II. Fort Dunree, InishowenThe Fort Dunree heritage museum complex was originally opened to the public in 1986, and has provided interest for the tourists of all ages ever since. It has also been a source of great pleasure and reminiscence for those of a military background, whether having served at the post or just been involved in its military history.In its natural spectacular setting, Fort Dunree is rich in wildlife, some of it unique to the area. This is explained by a beautiful wildlife exhibition with sea life and birdlife displays. A Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way, Fort Dunree houses a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room and a network of walkways that are a must for any visitor to the Inishowen Peninsula. In recent years Pier facilities have been developed on site so that Kayaking, Snorkelling and Coasteering can now be booked in association with Inish Adventures. Fort Dunree, InishowenThe Coffee Cup at Fort Dunree offers visitors a range of food prepared on site so sit back and enjoy “The most scenic Coffee Shop in Ireland”!Opening Hours: June – September, Monday – Sunday 10.30 am – 6.00 pmOctober – May, Monday – Friday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12.00 pm – 5.00 pmFor more info visit www.facebook.com/fortdunree or dunree.pro.ieSo much to see and do at amazing Fort Dunree this summer was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FORT DUNREEThings to dotourism
An Garda Síochána Donegal in association with the Joint Policing Committee launched the Donegal Garda Youth Awards on Tuesday last at the Council offices in Lifford.The presentation of the Donegal Garda Youth Awards will take place in early 2020.There are four overall awards categories: – Individual award– Group award– Special achievement award– Community Safety award (Individual or group)All categories are for young people aged between 13 and 21 years on 31 st August 2019. The nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award.This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.Each Garda Division in the country will nominate one winner in each of the above four categories, to represent their Division at the National Youth Awards which will take place in Spring 2020. The nomination forms are now available from any Garda Station in the Donegal Garda Division, and also online on the Joint Policing Committee Website at donegalcoco.ie/JPCNomination forms can be submitted by post to the Chief Superintendents Office, Donegal Garda National Youth Awards, Letterkenny Garda Station, New Line Road, Co. Donegal F92 PC03.Completed forms can also be emailed to [email protected] in Donegal open for Garda Youth awards was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Palo Cedro >> The Red Bluff Spartans last battled Foothill to a narrow 32-30 loss more than two months ago in Palo Cedro. On Friday, Red Bluff and Foothill will meet again in the quarterfinals of the Northern Section Division II playoffs in Palo Cedro. The Spartans (4-6), seeded fifth, will look to repeat a solid night offensively after accruing 345 yards of total offense the first time around against the Cougars (5-5). Quarterback Marshal Brose completed 9 of 21 passes for 214 yards and …
SAN JOSE — Brent Burns was in the middle of his post-game interview after his team’s 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes when some music — inadvertently, presumably — began to blare inside the Sharks’ locker room.“That explains my head on the breakaway right there,” Burns said Saturday night after the music was cut off, “a whole lot of (stuff) going on.”Things cleared up in overtime. Burns missed a chance to give the Sharks a two-goal lead early in the third period, as he was denied …
SharePrint RelatedBy the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 13, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Watch out for Wampas* — Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 27, 2013In “Community”Behind the Scenes of the PodCacher PodcastApril 3, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos” By Annie StuderMoonrise by KrückstockLast night, Geocachers around the world ventured out via the light of the “Super Duper Moon” when the full moon was at its closest orbital point (perigee) to the Earth. It will be 20 years before we’ll see another full moon this close to Earth, so whether you’re a new to geocaching or have over 10,000 finds, this was an excellent opportunity to find a geocache at night. View from GC15D5C by JamarajaSome may be familiar with NightCaching, OwlCaching, or SuperMoonCaching, but this was SuperDuperMoonCaching. Since the moon was at the nearest proximity to Earth, it appeared larger and brighter (due to an optical illusion), especially while rising on the horizon. Thus, moonrise often is the ideal time to photograph a lunar event. The extra bright moon (basically the brightest nightlight ever) can also illuminate night-time only geocaches.Geocaching at night can mean finding geocaches after dark and traditional NightCaching often means finding the way to a geocache by shining a light source (like a headlamp) on reflective trail markers (FireTacks).Can you spot the FireTack at GC41CCZ? by kari9999Whatever your style is for geocaching at night, here are three tips to help you become a SuperDuperNightCacher: 1. Read the geocache description before you head out in the night. It’s helpful to know the details about if you need tools, container size, and other hints.2. Bring the right gear. With all geocaching you’ll want your writing utensil and GPS or smartphone, in addition to these handy tools, for NightCaching you’ll want a LED headlamp, flashlight, a UV light is also helpful and extra batteries.3. Check in before you check out on your geocaching night excursion. As a precaution (which is a good habit for all geocaching adventures), tell a friend or family member where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone.If MoonCaching isn’t your style, perhaps geocaching under a meteor shower is more to your liking. Keep your eyes out for the Perseid meteor shower each night before the moon rises and after it sets through August 13th.And don’t worry if you missed this SuperDuperMoon, there’s a SuperMoon in September to look forward to for more NightCaching by moonlight. And if you’ do like to geocache tonight, the moon only still pretty super. It’s about 93% as bright as last night.While out NightCaching, did you nab any amazing SuperDuperMoon shots or a pic at your favorite NightCache spot? Share it with us in comments below!Share with your Friends:More
The first phase nears an endIn the late ‘90s we had invested in double-pane replacement windows. This had been done without making any structural changes to the house. Imagine my surprise when I saw straight through to the interior wallboard backing from the outside while removing the siding—the gap between the rough framing and the window jamb had never been sealed. Not only were the old windows cold and drafty, but without any insulation around them, most of our heat had been conducted straight out the wall. Even with the newer windows, heat retention was negligible. My best investment at that point was a foam gun and cans of low-expansion foam.First solar array. Kuenn’s first foray into photovoltaics was an eight-panel array on his garage roof, a grid-tied system with a rated capacity of about 1.5 kilowatts.By the end of the summer of 2007 I was able to start putting things back in place while planning the new PV array. With our previously removed plantings back in place and window frames built out, you’d hardly know the house had changed. At that point, we were just tired of the mess. We immediately noticed the house remaining cool on hot humid days as long as we shut windows early in the morning. Without air conditioning, this was a great benefit and relief.I needed to upgrade from the original 100-amp main panel to a 200-amp panel. I also did not want the power lines to cross over our yard and shade our solar modules. That meant hand digging (yes, again — I didn’t want to hurt the roots of my grapes or apple trees) a 100-foot long trench 2 feet deep for buried utility lines.By late November, with cold hands and a headlamp, I completed the adjustable-tilt PV rack on the garage roof and wired up the array: eight 190-watt modules for a total rated capacity of about 1.5 kW.We really lucked out. Our solar power was commissioned on December 6, 2007, and the next day more than 8 inches of snow fell.Goal accomplished? Stay tuned… We replaced the windowsThe first update came in 2000 when we decided to get double-pane windows and a new patio door, and to replace the hail-dented aluminum siding with vinyl. We replaced the storm-damaged roof shingles as well. The second installment of Paul Kuenn’s blog series is here: One Man’s Quest for Energy Independence — Part 2. Wait, what’s that breeze?In the winter of 2006-2007, I spent some time in my basement workshop and for the first time on a windy, cold winter day I noticed some cobwebs moving above my head. I followed the breeze past the unfaced fiberglass insulation stuffed between the floor joists at the rim. I was shocked to see through a horizontal space between wood and basement concrete wall into the back yard. My first thought: “I’m heating the back yard!”Running out to the garage to find some caulk, I noticed the wind forcing the power line to scrape the roof, taking grains of asphalt shingles with every swing. Obviously, some changes were needed to make this a comfortable home and keep my hard-earned pay away from the utilities.While taking in all the facts and figures of photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal installation, I knew I needed first-hand experience by living with it. My significant other was game after dealing with my organic ways for 20 years. At about the same time, I received a letter in the mail regarding a life insurance policy that had terminated and needed to be cashed. It was like rain during a drought.We had already taken out the house’s original water heater and replaced it with an on-demand unit as a back-up to one solar thermal collector and 50-gallon storage tank. The liquid circulating through the collector heated water for domestic use via an external heat exchanger.Making way for insulation. To gain access to the area around the foundation, the author rented a masonry saw and sliced through an existing concrete patio. The pieces would become a retaining wall on the other side of the house.The next stage would be to seal and re-insulate the house and add a grid-tied PV system. Paul Kuenn lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. He is a past owner of a climbing school and guide service who has studied environmentally sound building practices, along with plumbing and electrical. He’s a graduate of solar thermal and photovoltaic installation programs at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. In the last eight years Paul also has worked as a third-party inspector for fire and rescue apparatus. In his spare time, he helps homeowners use the least amount of fossil fuel energy possible. We didn’t add any new insulation, but we did cover the torn tar paper on the exterior walls with a water-resistant barrier (WRB) — a big update for someone who is gone a lot. We were smart enough to hire a contractor even though I had been in the building trades most of my life and built my first solar home in Colorado in ‘85. Needless to say, we wanted it done quickly.By 2006 I had retired as a climbing guide after 29 years in cold climates above the clouds appreciating every bit of warmth the sun could give me. I spent most of the winter studying and taking courses through my lifetime membership with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association in Amherst, Wisconsin.While I began installing solar equipment professionally close to home, I also befriended Rob Ryf of Solar Heating Services who helped me install our solar domestic hot water system (one solar thermal panel feeding one storage tank) with a Rinnai on-demand water heater as a backup. With his long history in the heating and cooling industry, he appreciated any opportunity for a retrofit. Better yet, he was game to try anything to make things work if I were to advance my system in the future. Insulation and a modest PV arrayAfter consulting with another MREA member and PV installer, I began in the spring of 2007 with efficiency measures and house insulation. I received the electrical and building permit through the inspector’s office ($25). As solar installation was new to them, they trusted my MREA training as long as it was used on my own house.All spring and summer I beefed up the existing framing in the garage roof (2×6 rafters 24 inches on center) to accept an adjustable tilt rack for the new 1.52-kW PV system.I’d also started retrofitting the house. I removed the siding and dug by hand a 5-foot-deep trench around the basement. I also began working odd solar jobs for local installers and whatever I could do to keep cash flowing to maintain my schedule. Some long days and warm early spring weather allowed me to move fast while listening to my favorite public radio shows. The radio and rechargeable hand tools were powered by my homemade portable solar display.With an EPA-approved breathing mask and full protection suit, I attacked the attic. Keep in mind, you have to do all this work with few inches to spare at full arm’s reach. With a 4:12 roof pitch, the nails from the roofing are sticking into your head even while you are laying prone five feet from the outer walls. When this house was built the standard bird’s mouth cut was sawed into the rafters. This lowered the soffit below the wall height. It also left only 3 inches (2×6 rafters back then on this hip roof) of free space for ventilation from top plate to roof sheathing.I pulled back the 50-year-old blown fiberglass from the top of the perimeter walls to expose holes in the top plate where wiring had been pulled. I knew the walls could never really be warm with the top plate exposed to the cold. Any wall joints and soffit areas that had direct wall top openings were closed with expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation and sealed with my polyurethane foam gun.It was a filthy and tiresome job that I couldn’t imagine anyone doing for a living. I’m 6-foot-2 and the hip roof was only 5 feet high at the center. There were vents in the soffit and three vents near the ridge. That left 4 feet of attic floor less than 16 inches from the rafters along the entire perimeter of the hip roof. I’d come down drenched in sweat even on cool nights. RELATED ARTICLES A Leaky Old House Becomes a Net-Zero ShowcaseMission Zero House: A Net-Zero RetrofitRetrofits versus ReductionsDeep Energy Retrofits Are Often MisguidedThe History of the Chainsaw RetrofitThe High Cost of Deep-Energy RetrofitsEnergy-Efficiency Retrofits: Insulation or Solar Power? Brand New Appearance and Performance for An Older DuplexDeep Energy Makeover: One Step At A TimeAn Old House Gets a Superinsulation RetrofitRoofing and Siding Jobs Are Energy-Retrofit OpportunitiesFrom ‘Tea House’ to Tight House BLOGS BY PAUL KUENN One Man’s Quest for Energy Independence — Part 2One Man’s Quest for Energy Independence — Part 3One Man’s Quest for Energy Independence — Part 4 Insulating the foundation wallsOn hot days I insulated and sealed the basement rim joist. I had found enough EPS, 2 to 4 inches thick, for half of the exterior basement walls at the nearby Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. The 8-foot lengths would be glued sideways to reduce heat loss at the top 4 feet of the 7-foot tall foundation.Going down. After digging around the foundation by hand, the author installed sheets of expanded polystyrene insulation on the upper four feet of the foundation wall.The patio slab had to be cut to allow trenching against the house. I rented a water-cooled diamond saw for an afternoon and cut blocks 3 feet in length and 14 inches wide. With a grunt, I shoved them onto a dolly and hauled them to the north side of the house where the grade was lower. Stacked neatly, they could form a terrace and help insulate the coldest basement wall.Once flipped over, the concrete looked enough like stone to pass as a natural wall. I didn’t have time or the motivation to dig fully to the base of the wall so I planned on laying down a frost protective surface (2 inches of extruded polystyrene) 4 feet outwards from the wall just under the top layer of dirt surrounding the basement. This horizontal layer plus the new upper basement wall insulation would control heat loss and still allow natural cooling in summer (from the lower wall and slab).To control air leakage at the rim joist and force out any water behind the wall’s WRB, I pulled out the staples at the bottom of the WRB’s, caulked along the joint between the concrete foundation and wall, and put flexible butyl window wrap under the WRB and down and over the top of the new vertical 2-inch insulation. It would have been nice to work from the bottom up but I had to work around the weather. One day I’d be down in the trench with the shovel, the next would be spent stretched out on my stomach in the corners of the attic.Opportunities abound when you decide to make a house wider and longer by 4 inches (2 inches of new insulation on each adjoining wall). I didn’t want to move the windows outward as I had read they stay warmer when deeper in the wall. I built out the sills and framing to match the new 2+ inches of insulation thickness. We had enough old vinyl siding that had been left in the garage loft to make up the difference in the width and length of the house. It would take just a bit of moving pieces around. Seemed easy enough.After sealing any holes in the plaster ceiling and closing off any holes in top plates with foam, we blew in 18 inches of cellulose, and with all of the siding removed, I installed 2 inches of EPS on all outside walls. In 1987, my wife and I purchased a one-story, 1,200-square-foot ranch with a basement in Appleton, Wisconsin. It had been built in 1960. Its 2×4 walls were filled with 3 inches of fiberglass batting; the house had single-pane windows. The basement slab had been poured directly onto clay without a gravel drainage base. There was sectional tile drain around the exterior perimeter and one sump. The house had a large patio door facing west and a bay window facing east, and only two windows on the south side.Faced with opportunities galore, we started by ripping out the ugly free-standing fireplace. You know, the kind that looks like the Martian in Bugs Bunny cartoons. We threw R-30 insulation into the attic over the ceiling joists, which were barely covered by blown-in fiberglass.We both love winters and sweaters, and we spent the next 20 years verifying that fact. It didn’t matter what temperature you set the furnace at, it was a drafty, cold house.
BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Del Rosario paces ICTSI Orchard LADIES by 1 shot Pocari, led by import Michelle Strizak and local aces Myla Pablo, Cai Nepomuceno and Desiree Dadang, zeroed in on the third semis seat with a five-set win over Creamline last Tuesday.A win over the Perlas Spikers at 6:30 p.m. will give the reigning titlists a sweep of the quarterfinals and a slot in the semifinals along with early qualifiers BaliPure and Power Smashers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Cool Smashers hope to rebound from that loss to Pocari Sweat as they try to boost their Final Four bid against the Lady Jet Spikers starting at 4 p.m.The Lady Warriors will continue to miss Krystal Rivers, who has yet to get her International Transfer Certificate. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat guns for the third semifinal berth while Perlas tries to force at least a playoff for the last Final Four seat as the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference quarterfinals winds up Thursday at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.Creamline also seeks to stay in the semifinal hunt as it tangles with winless Air Force in the other vital quarters pairing in the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments