Graham Hunter on Khedira to Arsenal, Vermaelen to Barcelona and Alves to Liverpool reports

first_imgSpanish football expert Graham Hunter joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday to discuss all things La Liga.Hunter began by reflecting on Xavi’s decision to retire from international football after winning 133 caps for Spain and a host of major honours along the way.He went on to assess the future of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal, and discussed the likelihood of Dani Alves leaving Barcelona, amid reported interest from Liverpool.last_img read more

7 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House: 3. The Walls

first_imgFURTHER RESOURCES:In Green Basics: Blown-In or Loose-Fill Insulation Insulating Roofs, Walls, and FloorsIn Product Guide: Blown InsulationIn Community Forum: Dense-packed insulation Is dense-packed cellulose an air barrier?In Blogs: Cellulose Insulation Roofing and Siding Jobs Are Energy Retrofit OpportunitiesVideos: How to Install Rigid Foam Insulation Outside a House Superinsulating a Home With Rigid Foam Editor’s introduction: With energy prices rising again, many homeowners are planning energy-efficiency improvements to their homes. But most people are unsure of where to begin, and even seasoned builders don’t always know which priorities should rise to the top of the list. Betsy Pettit, an architect at Building Science Corporation , recommends starting where you can get the most bang for the buck.Step 3: Insulate your wallsTable of Contents:1. The Basement2. The Roof3. The Walls4. The Windows5. Mechanicals6. Appliances7. Renewable EnergyFilling empty wall cavities with cellulose is a cheap, easy, effective way to warm up an old house. Blowing insulation into existing wall cavities is an art, to be sure, but many contractors have been doing it for years. By checking the quality of the job with an infrared camera, an insulation contractor can verify that all voids have been filled.If the home’s existing siding is nearing the end of its useful life, it’s possible to install a thick layer of rigid foam on top of the existing sheathing at the same time that the siding is replaced.This article is adapted from Betsy Pettit’s Remodeling for Energy Efficiency in Fine Homebuilding magazine.last_img read more

HC orders probe in R.S. Pura rape

first_imgThe J&K High Court on Thursday ordered an investigation against two officials in a case of illegal confinement and rape of a 15-year-old girl at R.S. Pura in Jammu in August.A prosecuting officer and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) will face the investigation.“The prosecuting officer and the ASI in-charge of the R.S. Pura police station have suppressed a material fact in the report submitted to the court. They have not stated anywhere in the report that the victim, in her statement, had recorded that the accused compelled her to submit herself to the sexual lust and desire of three persons, who forcibly raped her for a long time,” held Justices M.K. Hanjura and Dhiraj Singh Thakur.Justice Hanjura directed the Director-General of Police, J&K, to conduct an inquiry into the role of the officers and submit a report within four weeks.The victim left school at 1.30 p.m. for home on August 22. A vehicle with eight or nine passengers stopped her. “One of them was wielding a gun. They dashed her schoolbag onto the ground and forcibly pushed her into the vehicle. She was put up in a shed in a forest area,” according to the investigation reports. The probe suggests the victim was forced to marry one of the accused. Forced statementIt is alleged that on September 11, 2017, she was forced to make a statement before the court that she was in love with one of the accused and wanted to marry him. “However, in the court, she narrated the entire episode to the presiding officer. She said she did not want to marry the accused and was brought to the court to make a false statement,” said the report.last_img read more

Mob torches liquor shop

first_imgAn irate mob, comprising mostly women from the neighbouring Sweepers’ Colony, allegedly ransacked and burnt a country liquor shop located in Ward No. 17 of Choudwar Municipality, about 15 km from here, on Saturday morning. The mob reportedly went berserk after finding the body of a local youth lying in a pool of blood near a canal, five km away from the liquor shop. The police said a man named Ashok Naik (30) and his acquaintance from the colony had gone to the liquor joint on Friday evening. When Ashok did not return home late in the night, his family members searched for him. His body was found lying near the Dhumabati canal. Believing that Ashok’s murder had something to do with the liquor shop, the colony residents rushed to it and set it on fire after ransacking it. The police said a murder case has been registered and investigations are on.Another body found In another incident, the Mangalabag police of the city retrieved the body of another youth lying in a pool of blood near the tuberculosis ward of the SCB Medical College and Hospital on Saturday morning. The police had suspected it to be a murder case after seeing a liquor bottle and some belongings strewn near the body. However, an autopsy led doctors to believe that it was a case of suicide.last_img read more

Maharashtra plans to build Formula 1 racing track

first_imgMaharashtra government has invited bids from consultants for setting up a ‘Formula 1 Racing Track’ in the state.Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation which has been entrusted with the job of putting up the track has invited bids from consultancy firms in this regard.Bids are to be submitted by December 23 and may be opened on the same day, according to the tender document on the website of the corporation.The consultants should be able to complete the work in six months, it said.As per the tender, the consultant submitting the bid should have completed an assignment of giving consultancy services for at least one racing track, should have experience in designing race circuits or other sporting facility on a similar scale and should have knowledge of F1 Racing and other forms of Formula racing around the world.The tender does not indicate the possible location of the racing track but according to reports it is expected to come up along the Mumbai-Pune expressway.last_img read more