Creamline on top as Alyssa leaves

first_imgAlyssa Valdez made sure she leaves Creamline on a winning note.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Off to join the Philippine team’s training in Japan, Valdez unloaded 30 points to lead Creamline past defending champion Pocari Sweat, 25-15, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre on Saturday.The win gave the Cool Smashers their fourth straight win and solo leadership. They also inflicted the Lady Warriors’ first defeat in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But they will miss the services of Valdez in the next three matches as she is scheduled to return Aug. 2.“Pocari gave us a good fight,” said Valdez who will join the Nationals on Monday when they start a multicity training camp in preparation for the Asian championship and Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games next month. MOST READ LATEST STORIES By the time Valdez returns, Creamline would either be in the playoffs or already assured of a semifinal berth.Jia Morado said Creamline will surely feel Valdez’s absence but is confident that “my teammates will step up.”“We are not relying only on Alyssa, we’re relying on everyone,” said Morado.It was a virtual spiking derby between Valdez and Pocari gunner Myla Pablo, who accounted for 25 points.The two main draws of the league fueled their respective teams, keeping the match tight until the Lady Warriors, champions of the past three conferences, lost their momentum late in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Pocari was within 19-21 but committed successive errors, including a Pablo attacking miss. Pau Soriano ended it with a block off an exhausted Pablo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles01:56Valdez, PH volleybelles stay positive despite ‘frustrating’ losses01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deliver when called Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationlast_img read more

Meairs memorial set for next month

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A memorial service for Carmina “Connie” Meairs, a member of the first family of softball in Long Beach, will be held Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at the Midcities Baptist Church, 14391 Newland St., Westminster. Meairs, 83, died Thursday in Boulder City, Nev., after battling Alzheimer’s disease. – Staff reports center_img For more than 50 years, Connie, and her husband, Ervin “Red” Meairs, were fixtures at Joe Rogers Field. Red was a player, manager and owner of fastpitch softball’s most storied team, the Long Beach Nitehawks. Connie manned the concession stand. While the Nitehawks played on weekends, Connie had the concession stand open on weeknights as well, feeding the recreation softball crowd. For additional information on the memorial service, please call (714) 893-1624. last_img read more

Enron trickery alleged

first_imgHOUSTON – Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling gave misleading information to Wall Street analysts about the earnings of a highly touted business unit in 2001, the company’s former head of investor relations testified Thursday. Skilling did not disclose in conference calls with analysts that the Enron retail energy division had suffered $726 million in first-half losses from its contracts, and Skilling insisted that the unit was profitable, Mark Koenig told jurors. Those losses had been moved into the Enron wholesale division, which was making enough money to absorb them, but that accounting change was not initially disclosed to analysts, Koenig said. “It would have been a big surprise, a negative surprise, a large surprise to investors,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Analysts did get a surprise when Skilling made a sarcastic response to a hedge-fund worker frustrated with Enron’s lack of details in its reports. For the jury, prosecutors played a tape of the worker asking Skilling during an April 2001 conference call why Enron had not published more detail on its finances. “You’re the only financial institution that can’t produce a balance sheet or a cash-flow statement,” complained Richard Grubman of Highfields Capital Management. “Thank you very much,” Skilling sarcastically answered. He then added, “We appreciate it,” and he called Grubman an obscene name. Lay laughed aloud; Skilling simply smiled. Several jurors laughed, and then a few appeared to sneak peeks at Skilling when the moment of levity was over. Outside court, Skilling’s lead lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, said he was not worried about the tape and would have played it himself if the prosecution had not. Koenig, the former executive vice president for investor relations, is the first government witness against Skilling and former CEO Kenneth Lay, both accused of fraud and conspiracy in the spectacular collapse of Enron in 2001. In his second day on the witness stand, Koenig again stopped short of saying that either Skilling or Lay explicitly ordered the books “cooked” or that Skilling was aware he was giving analysts bad information. Under questioning from prosecutors, Koenig described pleading guilty in 2004 of aiding and abetting securities fraud. He is one of 16 former Enron executives who have pleaded guilty since the company filed for bankruptcy protection in December 2001. He admitted on the witness stand Thursday that he lied to investors. “I wish I knew why I did it,” he told jurors. “I did it to keep my job, to keep the value that I had in the company, to keep working for the company. I didn’t have a good reason. If I did, I wouldn’t be here.” Koenig’s testimony took the jury of eight women and four men into new areas of the company where he claims the books were cooked or investors were given bad information. On Wednesday, Koenig testified Skilling misled analysts about Enron’s broadband division, as in one quarter when virtually all of its revenue came from the sale of a type of fiber, not part of the sector’s core revenues. Koenig spoke Thursday of a decision by Enron management to raise its forecast for 2001 profits in a press release April 17, 2001. He said he was aware of no “bottoms-up analysis” and said there was a “decision to simply raise it.” He said Skilling, Lay and Enron top accountant Richard Causey had the authority to raise the guidance, but Koenig again stopped short of saying definitively that Lay or Skilling ordered that the numbers be fudged. The defense said in opening statements that many former Enron executives, including Koenig, were pressured by prosecutors into pleading guilty when they had committed no crimes, suggesting that they were afraid of paying for long legal battles. A federal prosecutor asked Koenig on Thursday whether it was true that he entered the plea deal because he could not afford to fight the government. “I pled guilty because I am guilty,” he said. Outside court, Petrocelli stood by his defense: “I don’t believe any of these witnesses for one minute thought that they were doing anything wrong.” Koenig walked jurors through two different explanations Skilling gave for his resignation from Enron in mid-August 2001. Skilling initially said in a press release that the decision was entirely personal, Koenig said. But Skilling told The Wall Street Journal days later that the company’s plunging stock price – it had lost half its value that year – was also a factor. Both Skilling and Lay sold millions of dollars in stock options before the company declared bankruptcy. Skilling is charged with insider trading; Lay is not. Skilling faces 31 criminal counts; Lay, seven. Each could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. Kenneth Rice, who ran the Enron broadband unit, is expected to follow Koenig on the witness stand. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Liverpool star Mo Salah returns to group training with Egypt

first_imgLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah has boosted his and Egypt’s World Cup hopes by making a return to group training.The Reds flyer has stepped up his rehabilitation from the shoulder injury he suffered in their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup عودة @MoSalah للتدريبات الجماعية 🏃🏻‍♂️#الفراعنة #egy pic.twitter.com/IWgmMizn1Y— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 13, 2018Salah suffered shoulder damage in the Champions League final on May 26 after a tangle with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, which saw the Liverpool man exit the game after just 30 minutes.After initial fears, the Professional Footballer’s Association, Football Writers Association and Premier League player of the year would be ruled out of the World Cup, the Egyptian Football Federation announced it did not expect Salah to be sidelined for more than three weeks and he was named in the squad for the tournament in Russia. Salah made his return to full training on Wednesday misery SUPERSTITION LU BEAUTY Egypt’s World Cup campaign begins on Friday, as they face Uruguay in Ekaterinburg.The sides are joined in Group A by hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, who meet in the tournament’s first match a day earlier.Egypt’s second game is on Monday against Russia in St Petersburg. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers diamond geezer World Cup latest on talkSPORT.com Shy guy Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch You’re the one 2 NO JOY 2 Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song There were fears the 25-year-old, who scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season, could miss the start of the tournament.But it appears the forward has put his injury heartbreak behind him by making a return to full training.Salah was pictured taking part in a training session on his own with a coach last week.But the Egypt national side confirmed on social media on Wednesday that their star man had made his full return to first-team training. Salah looked in good spirits as he stepped up his return just in time for the World Cup Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Fallon d’Floor Good times Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Pure class last_img read more

He was our No.1 – heartfelt poem honours rally legend Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly

first_imgDonegal will say goodbye to a local hero on Thursday when Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly is laid to rest. Shock and sadness permeated through the county following the tragic accident which took the life of driver Manus Kelly at the Donegal International Rally on Sunday.As a father of five, a rally champion, a businessman and a county councillor, he has touched many lives. Kind-hearted tributes poured in for the Glenswilly man in recent days to remember his best qualities, his sportsmanship and his kindness. Thousands more have expressed their deepest sympathies with his family and friends and all those affected. One friend, Pete Rose from Letterkenny, has put his grief into writing. In this poem written for the Kelly family, he shares how Manus will always be in the hearts of his family, friends and fans:The lights are Red, the flags are yellowThe sky is dark, the Clouds they billow.The hay bales are gone, and banners are down,A whole county shocked as we gather around.There are no words, no gesture can heal,The wounds that we have or the way that we feelThe loss is too much to ever be measuredThe memories are all we have to be treasured.Nobody could know you were going away,People feel Robbed and had much more to say,Taken too soon, is a phase that they use,Emphasis placed on the best that they choose. A Husband, a Son, a Brother, a Gent,Respected by all everywhere that he went,Soft spoken and kind as long as the Day,Always made time, for all things that you’d Say.The sense of Loss is enormously Deep,A County, a Town joins together to Weep,A Rally Champion to many, Husband & Father to 5A Brother to 8, Keep his memory alive.He’s the dew on the Grass at the first Rally StageHe’s the spirit of the co-driver as they turn over that page.He’s the breeze at Knockalla as they head around that turn, The sound of the tires as the diff spins & burns.The lift of the car as they dive over the bridge,The heart of the Rally Fan, looking over the hedge.How can we help remember Manus this way,We can tell all the stories and things that he’d say,The way that he’d smile and things that he’s done,Tell all that ask you, He was our No.1Words: Pete Rose He was our No.1 – heartfelt poem honours rally legend Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly was last modified: June 28th, 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:Manus ‘mandy’ kellypoemRIPtributelast_img read more

SA fifth for governance in Africa

first_img26 September 2007South Africa ranks fifth in an innovative, comprehensive new ranking of governance quality in sub-Saharan Africa.Launched in London and Cape Town on Tuesday, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance assesses the 48 countries of sub-Saharan Africa against a new index that “shines a light on governance in Africa”.A project of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the index was independently developed by a team from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the US, with the help of an advisory council of African academics.The index examines each sub-Saharan African country for three years (and hereafter annually), based on 58 individual measures of five “essential political goods”, namely:Safety and security;Rule of law, transparency and corruption;Participation and human rights;Sustainable economic development; andHuman development.South Africa places fifth on the 2007 Ibrahim Index – based on data for 2005 – with an overall score of 71.2, after Mauritius (86.2), Seychelles (83.1), Botswana (73.0) and Cape Verde (72.9).At the bottom of the list were Somalia (28.1), Democratic Republic of Congo (38.6), Chad (38.8), Sudan (40.0) and Guinea-Bissau (42.7).South Africa scored second-highest (81.1) for participation and human rights, third-highest (67.4) for sustainable economic development, and fourth-highest in two categories: rule of law, transparency and corruption (75.2), and human development (70.5).In the safety and security category, however, South Africa was three places from the bottom of the list with a score of 61.1 – only Sudan (31.1) and Burundi (60.4) fared worse.SA’s poor safety and security ranking was due entirely to its low scores on the individual measures for “levels of violent crime” and “ease of access to small arms and light weapons”.The complete data set is presented as an interactive tool on the Mo Ibrahim Foundation website, which also features a formal mechanism allowing criticism and feedback to help improve the index.“We are shining a light on governance in Africa, and in so doing we are making a unique contribution to improving the quality of governance,” Mo Ibrahim, the foundation’s founder and chairman, said in a statement.“The Ibrahim Index is a tool to hold governments to account and frame the debate about how we are governed. Africans are setting benchmarks not only for their own continent, but for the world.”Ibrahim, the multi-billionaire founder of Celtel International, launched the foundation in October 2006 with the support of four former heads of state: Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Alpha Konare of Mali, Bill Clinton of the US and Tony Blair of the UK.On 22 October, the foundation will announce the winner of the world’s biggest prize, the US$5-million Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, to be awarded to a former African executive head of state or government who has demonstrated exemplary leadership.Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan will chair the committee that decides on the winner of the prize. Other judges are former UN representative in Namibia Martti Ahtisaari, Unesco’s Aicha Bah Diallo, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Irish president Mary Robinson and former Tanzanian prime minister Salim Ahmed Salim.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Energy Star Homes Must Comply with Version 3 Guidelines Now

first_imgSince the Energy Star team first released the Version 3 guidelines over two years ago, they made several revisions and have adjusted the implementation schedule. Currently, they’re up to Revision 5 of Version 3, and some items have been delayed, but Version 3 kicked in for good on Sunday. Really! If the house you’re hoping to qualify for Version 2.5 was permitted before 2012 and had its final inspection by the end of Saturday, 30 June 2012, you’re golden. If you’ve slopped over into July, it’s Version 3 for you!I’ve included the Energy Star Version 3 implementation schedule graphic here, and you can see that since we’re now in July, it’s all Version 3, no matter when the house was permitted or finished. What to watch out forSo, now that it’s really here, what are the big issues with qualifying new homes under Energy Star Version 3? There are a few, and they add up. We’ve qualified a lot of V2.5 homes and a few V3 homes through Energy Vanguard Energy Ratings, our HERS rating providership, and here are three obstacles that we’re seeing:Bath fans – Energy Star Version 3 requires bath fans to be able to exhaust 50 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air. The HERS rater has to measure it, too, so when builders put in 50 cfm bath fans, they’re probably not going to pass. The typical bath fan moves only half its rated air flow, so a 50 cfm fan generally won’t cut it for Energy Star. One problem is the duct that makes an immediate 180° turn (as shown in the photo below), but there are other reasons bath fans underperform, too.HVAC contractors – Energy Star Version 3 expects a lot of HVAC contractors. On the whole, they had great difficulty with the minimal V2 program requirements (Manual J, properly sized cooling system, coils matched according to AHRI standards). Now they have to do full HVAC design and commissioning and get certified through the Quality Assurance program of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). The fees for that are over $1000 to get started and then about $820 per year (not including ACCA membership) to continue. Not many have done it yet. There are only 12 Georgia HVAC contractors listed on the ACCA website as of today. Even in Texas, which has probably had more homes qualify for Energy Star than any other state, only 63 HVAC contractors are listed.Cost – Energy Star has a document that shows their projections for the extra costs and savings (pdf) associated with qualifying a home for Version 3 versus having it meet the 2009 IECC. They say it will cost a home builder in the range of about $3500 to over $9000, depending on location, to qualify for Energy Star Version 3. The problem is that the builder doesn’t realize the savings; the homeowner does. Also, they’re comparing Version 3 costs to the costs to build to the 2009 IECC, which not everyone is doing yet.Of course, these aren’t the only things that builders are balking at and getting stuck on. The requirement that all homes must have mechanical ventilation systems and Grade I insulation installation (or continuous insulation) are a couple of others.So, now that the new guidelines are here, what happens next? Energy Star Version 3 is no longer an entry level energy efficiency program. Getting the Energy Star label on your home will be a lot more meaningful now that Version 3 is mandatory.What are you seeing out in the field? Builders, are you sticking with the program? HVAC contractors, why aren’t you jumping in yet? HERS raters, what other hangups have you found? RELATED ARTICLES Efficiency Programs Struggle to Stay Ahead of Energy Codes The Energy Star Homes Program Raises the Bar with Version 3Energy Star Version 3 Version 2 had a fixed HERS Index requirement of 85 (or 80 in the far North); Version 3 has a variable HERS Index target, which is usually in the low 70s.Version 2 had one checklist for the HERS rater: Version 3 has 4 checklists: 2 for the HERS rater, 1 for the HVAC contractor, and 1 for the home builder.Large houses have to get to a lower HERS Index because of the new Size Adjustment Factor.All parts of the building envelope must have Grade I insulation or continuous insulation.All Version 3 homes must have mechanical ventilation systems that meet the requirements of ASHRAE 62.2.center_img On the 1st of this month, the Energy Star new homes program moved fully (well, almost) into the much more rigorous set of guidelines called Version 3. There’s been a lot of discussion on the the transition for the past three years, when the Energy Star team at the U.S. EPA first started vetting the update with HERS raters and home builders. In case you’ve ignored or haven’t heard much about it yet, here’s a quick overview of what’s new: Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog.last_img read more

Manual J Load Calculations vs. Rules of Thumb

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESHow to Tell If Your Air Conditioner Is OversizedSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual DHow to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 1How to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 2Calculating Cooling LoadsWhen Do I Need to Perform a Load Calculation?We Are the 99% — AND the 1%Air Conditioner Basics A 3-Ton Air Conditioner Will Rarely Give You 3 Tons of Cooling We do a lot of heating and air conditioning system design at Energy Vanguard. Alexander Bell, who goes by Andy, is our design wizard, and I’ve been getting involved with the process again lately.When I talk to potential clients, a lot of them tell me their contractor wants to size their air conditioner using a rule of thumb. The rule is usually something like this: Install one ton of air conditioning capacity for every 500 (or 400 or 600) square feet of conditioned floor area. How far off are they? Let’s take a look.A bit of our Manual J dataTrue HVAC designs always start with a load calculation. So we can look at the data. The graph below shows data for just a few buildings we’ve done in the past few years. Forty of them, to be exact. We’re in the process of putting all our data into a spreadsheet so we’ll have more to show later.On the horizontal axis, I plotted the conditioned floor area, in square feet. On the vertical axis, I plotted the cooling load divided by the floor area, or square feet per ton. Remember, when HVAC contractors use rules of thumb to size air conditioners, they usually pick a number between 400 and 600 square feet per ton.Here’s what our data show. In case you’re wondering, I threw out the data for cooling loads in cold climates when I plotted this graph. We had one in Maine that was nearly 4,000 sf/ton, but that’s not really relevant because Maine doesn’t have much of a cooling load. Probably a majority of the homes there don’t even have air conditioning. Most of the homes in the sample set were in the Southeastern U.S., including Texas, but we had a couple in California and several in the Midwest as well.The average of the 40 shown above is 1,431 sf/ton. Yes, that’s about a thousand sf/ton higher than the common rule of thumb in use.“But wait,” you say, “cooling load isn’t the same as air conditioner size. Didn’t you tell us that you have to adjust the air conditioner size when you do Manual S?” Why, yes. Yes, I did. Most of the time, the air conditioner size will be larger than the cooling load.But we’re usually talking maybe 10%. So instead of 1,431 sf/ton based on the load, the actual AC size might give us 1,300 sf/ton.That’s till a lot different from the 500 sf/ton rule of thumb. Oh, and that 10% difference is usually offset by the oversizing inherent in Manual J.Five facts about load calculationsHere are a few points that came up in the comments to the article and on LinkedIn and Facebook as well as some takeaways that I feel need to be emphasized.1. No matter the number, you can’t use square feet per ton to size air conditioners. I posted the square feet per ton results we got from 40 Manual J load calculations in hot and mixed climates. The average was 1,431, but you can’t use that to size air conditioners. You have to do an actual load calculation. Those 40 results ranged from a low of 624 to a high of 3,325 sf/ton.2. If you tell me that your load calculations average 400-600 square feet per ton, I assume you’re not doing them correctly. Is it possible that homes meeting current building and energy codes need that much air conditioning? Yes. If they have a lot of window area, they face west, and are in states with weak codes. My friend Mike MacFarland of Energy Docs in California gets 1,500 sf/ton for retrofits and achieved 3,350 sf/ton for a new zero energy home. And their design temperature is 102° F so don’t tell me this doesn’t apply in Florida or Arizona.3. You need room-by-room load calculations to get the air flow right. Contractors who use whole-house rules of thumb often don’t get the right amount of conditioned air for individual rooms. The result is one of the most common homeowner complaints: rooms that are too hot or too cold. (Of course, enclosure problems also play a role in this.)4. The square feet per ton you get from Manual J still gives you an oversized system, even when you do it correctly. Mike MacFarland says he finds that Manual J results in equipment with 20-40% too much capacity. David Butler says 15%. In my own condo, for which I’ve measured AC runtimes for the past two years, I’m seeing about 75%. (I’ll write more about my condo soon.)5. It’s easy to get whatever load you want when you do a Manual J load calculation. I’ve written about this before. Putting in the wrong values for windows is an easy way to add load, as is putting in too many people, using exaggerated design temperatures, and the wrong orientation. If you want 500 sf/ton, it’s not hard to produce a Manual J load calculation that gives you that number. I don’t think it’s a matter of someone starting out thinking they want to hit 500 sf/ton. It’s more a matter of not believing the lower loads and changing design temperatures, number of people, and other factors to match what they believe are the correct conditions to model. That’s not the right way to do it, though.Designing an HVAC system starts with proper sizing. Look at the square feet per ton number you get to see if you’re in the ballpark. If the number is less than 1,000 sf/ton, there’s a good chance the number is wrong.Rules of thumb must die. Start with a real load calculation. 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.center_img Note that not a single one of these load calculations was as low as the high end of the typical range used in rules of thumb. The low number on that graph is 624 square feet per ton. The majority of the cooling loads shown here are above 1,000 sf/ton. Only eight are below 1,000 sf/ton.last_img read more

Mark Schaefer on Becoming Known Instead of Becoming Famous – Episode #81

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:03 — 36.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere are few people who know what it takes to become known, like Anthony’s guest on this episode, Mark Schaefer. Mark has spent his entire adult life consistently generating the quality content that has placed him in the spotlight in the business world. From studying under Peter Drucker to engaging with business leaders worldwide, Mark’s experience has led him to write his newest book, “Known” – an examination of how we become known and why it’s more important and powerful to be known than to be famous. Anthony and Mark have a wide-ranging conversation, all centered around the things it takes to truly become known for the value you provide, so be sure you make the time to listen.Mark Schaefer on Becoming Known Instead of Becoming FamousClick To TweetHow being known is different and more powerful than being famous.A quick check just now reveals that 27,100 people are Googling the phrase, “How to become famous” every day. That tells you a lot about the culture we live in. But Mark Schaefer, Anthony’s guest on this episode of In The Arena, is convinced that being known is very, very different than being famous and that it has a great deal more power for good in the world. In this conversation, Anthony quizzes Mark about his book, “Known” and asks about the specific things that go into being known. Be advised, it’s a long game, but one well worth playing. You’re going to enjoy this conversation.Being famous is about you. Becoming known is about your goals.Anyone who wants to become famous is seeking glory, the spotlight, notoriety. And when you look closely you’ll see that those things all have to do with the individual. They are purely selfish. But becoming known is a step in the journey of those who are trying to make a difference, it’s a move toward accomplishing their crazy goals that can change the world. Find out how Mark Schaefer says we have to go about becoming known and why it’s the exact opposite of becoming famous by listening to this episode. In his characteristic way, Mark tells stories and gives examples so you can walk away from this conversation knowing exactly what you need to do next. Ready? Welcome to In The Arena.Being famous is about you. Becoming known is about your goalsClick To TweetHow important is content creation in becoming known?In the digital world, content is everywhere – from stupid cat videos to in-depth articles outlining the newest sales strategies. With so much content available you might think that adding your voice to the noise is not going to make much difference. But here’s how it can: If you create content that is better and you do it more consistently, you’ll rise to the top – you’ll become known. Mark Schaefer highlights the importance of creating great content in this day and age and provides some tips for how you can adjust your mindset to play the long game required – and it’s all on this episode.Consistency is the power behind becoming known through content creation.It’s hard to keep going when you don’t see the results of what you’re doing. Mark Schaefer understands that. He’s been posting incredible, regular content for years and it wasn’t until the recent past that he began seeing the influence he was having. Why did he keep going all those years when it seemed like nothing was really working? It’s because he has the philosophy that as long as you see signs that what you’re doing MIGHT be making a difference, you should keep going. The certainty of your impact only comes through consistency, and by default, that’s a long game. You have to believe in the change you’re trying to make enough to keep going. You can hear a good deal more of Mark’s wisdom, on this episode of In The Arena.Consistency is the power behind becoming known through content creationClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction of his guest today, Mark Schaefer. What is the new equity of influence? Why being known is different than being famous. How important is content creation in becoming known? Anthony’s decision to create content to become known – and the results. Is there any truth to the “follow your passion” mantra? How narrow should a niche focus be to truly become known? Human content VS non-human content. Mark’s experience studying under Peter Drucker. The truth behind Mark’s biggest blog post: Content Shock.Our Sponsors:Join Anthony for the Outbound ConferenceJeffrey Gitomer Sales Seminars – use the code “Anthony” to receive your discount.Sales Gravy University – tell Jeb that Anthony sent you.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeMark’s website: https://www.businessesgrow.comMark’s post “Content Shock” – https://www.businessesgrow.com/2014/01/06/content-shock/0071841156B01MUVMPQP150111110814555091240060851139The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. 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As Darjeeling shutdown continues, senior GJM leaders resign from GTA

first_imgDarjeeling unrest: The story till now Senior leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), including party president Bimal Gurung and general secretary Roshan Giri, on Friday resigned from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) , a regional autonomous body. Their resignation letters were sent to the West Bengal Home Secretary.The resignation comes in the wake a decision taken by all political parties in Darjeeling on June 20 that the GJM representatives will resign from the GTA.Mr. Gurung, who was staying away from media for seven days since his house was raided, resurfaced on Friday.  At a press conference he announced that all 43 elected members of GTA would resign. He added that he would continue to stay at Patleybas and dared the police to come and arrest him. ” We won’t allow any elections to the GTA in the Hills,” Mr. Gurung declared. Also Read  An agreement, signed by the GJM, the State government and the Centre in 2011, led to the formation of the GTA, which was administered by the GJM, with Bimal Gurung as its Chief Executive. The council has 43 elected representatives, while two are nominated. Boarding School students return to plainsHundreds of students of the boarding schools in Darjeeling descended to Siliguri on Friday. In the ongoing indefinite shutdown demanding ”Gorkhaland”, the GJM provided a 12-hour breather to them to travel.The schools have arranged private buses and other means of transport to send back the students to the plains. But local people were not allowed to use the facility. Over 5,000 students from about 50 schools study in Darjeeling and Kalimpomg district.Summer vacations of over a dozen schools in the Darjeeling hills began on Friday and the school authorities have expressed concern over the students reaching their home safely.As the indefinite strike in the hills entered the ninth day with protests, there was a protest in Siliguri also. A section of drivers plying to Sikkim put up posters and said that no vehicle would go to the neighbouring State.last_img read more