Warriors Looking Forward: Can Dubs keep home-court advantage?

first_imgClick here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.The Golden State Warriors take a two-game road trip this week to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday before returning home to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Beat writer Mark Medina wonders whether Golden State can sustain home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.The Warriors have a one-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the top spot in the conference, …last_img read more

Raiders mailbag: How realistic is finishing over .500?

first_imgALAMEDA — Let’s get to some mailbag questions with the Raiders finally coming back home with a 3-4 record heading in to Sunday’s game at the Coliseum against the Detroit Lions:Q: After coming out of the never ending road trip with a positive vibe, how realistic is it for the Raiders to go over .500? — @JPOzstrikerTake a look at what’s left. My biggest issue with the Raiders is their inability to deal with elite quarterbacks, with Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson being the latest examples. …last_img read more

HCue: How To Make a Cammo Can

first_imgInstructions:CLEAN – Wash off any dirt on the surface of the ammo can so that the paint will hold.PAINT GREEN – Cover any lettering or other coloring with green spray paint.ARRANGE FOLIAGE – Apply looped scotch tape to back of foliage and arrange it facing the same direction on one side of the can for a natural effect. PAINT ALTERNATE COLORS – Painting lightly, make three wide diagonal stripes with black spray paint, then apply two brown stripes in between. Quickly lift off the foliage and let it dry. REPEAT STEPS 3 & 4 ON ALL SIDES – Since you are painting lightly, you should be able to paint in an order that allows sides to dry as you go.LABEL – To make your Cammo Can official, add a Geocaching Logo Stencil to the front.HIDE – You know what to do from here. And if you don’t, go here.Do you have a geocaching tip that would make a great HCue video? Share your idea(s) in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More What you’ll need:Ammo can – Buy online or at an army surplus storeFlat camo spray paint – Green, black, and brownFoliage – Ferns, cedar, and weeds all work well (avoid plants with too much surface area like leaves)Scotch TapeNewspaperGeocaching stencil – Optional… but awesome SharePrint RelatedGeocaching ROCKS!October 18, 2015In “Community”Lake Gunn Fishermans Rest (Milford Rd, Fiordland) – Geocache of the WeekSeptember 12, 2018In “Geocache of the Week”FF2017: Warp Pipe — Geocache of the WeekMay 1, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Small Florida Homes With Solar Features

first_imgSolar Hot Water and PV Make Them Near-Zero-EnergyCAPE CORAL, FL — Greencastle, a green builder in Cape Coral, Florida, is aiming at the small-home market with three new designs for near-zero-energy homes. Called the MicroModern, the MicroFlorida, and the MicroTuscany, each of the three models measures under 1,600 square feet. According to Greencastle president Shawn Harvey, the homes are “not too big, not too small, but just right.”The energy-efficient homes have low-e double-glazed windows (0.30 solar heat gain coefficient), Icynene-insulated attics, and above-grade walls made with insulating concrete forms (ICFs). The tight, well insulated envelopes “should reduce the cooling demand to probably one ton,” said Harvey. The homes will include metal roofing, hard-surface flooring (Travertine tile and hardwood), and LED lighting.Greencastle will build one of the homes on your lot for about $300,000, a price which includes a solar hot water system and a 3-kW photovoltaic array. Although the PV array isn’t big enough to provide all of the electricity for a typical family, it should make a big dent in the average utility bill. “I would love for these homes to be true zero-energy homes,” said Harvey. “But really, what I am selling is a near-zero design. The hot water demand has been almost eliminated and lighting demand is reduced dramatically. I know that the 3-kW array should more than meet the demand of the air conditioning system.”According to Harvey, Florida builders are facing a tough economic climate. “If I told you the market was challenging, that would be an understatement,” he said. “There are tens of thousands of foreclosed properties around here. A year ago when we developed the concept for these homes, it was clear that things were going to get tougher. We decided we were going to do our best to create demand. We believe that good design will sell if priced right. Based on the reaction we have had to these houses, we believe there is a market for this niche, and that this niche has been totally unserved. Certainly, there are days when there is no good news at all and you have to work at keeping your chin up and moving forward in the belief that things will improve.”For more information, visit www.greencastleinc.com.last_img read more

20 held for Naseerpur communal clash

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police have arrested 20 people on charges of murder and rioting after communal violence rocked Naseerpur village in Muzaffarnagar on Monday. One person was killed and over a dozen were injured in the violence that was triggered by a petty fight over overflowing water from a sewage line. The Naseerpur violence is the second such incident in less than a week in the district. On Saturday, hundreds of agitated villagers of Sherpur clashed with the police and burnt their vehicles after rumours of cow slaughter spread in the area.Twenty-two-year-old Akash died of a gun shot injury in the Naseerpur violence. Three hundred people have been booked. According to the police, Iqbal was on his way to the local mosque on Monday when he got into an argument with one Brijpal over an over flowing drain. The issue was sorted out in the afternoon at a meeting of the village elders, who persuaded them to arrive at a compromise. But by the evening, the issue flared up again and led to a violent clash in which people attacked each other with firearms and stones. Brijpal and his son Akash were injured in the firing. Akash succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital.Village head arrestedThe police arrested the Naseerpur village head, Sabir on Thursday after he was named in an FIR filed by Brijpal. Sabir, however, told The Hindu that he had nothing to do with the clash. “I had organised a panchayat, where the village elders brought about a compromise between Iqbal and Brijpal. But the same evening, they started fighting once again,” he said. Superintendent of Police (city) Muzaffrnafar Rakesh Kumar Singh told The Hindu that paramilitary forces and Provincial Armed Constabulary had been deployed in the village and the situation was “under control.” Many fledMany Muslim families have reportedly fled the area fearing retaliation after an angry mob, despite the police deployment, set the house of a person accused of firing at Akash. BJP leaders, including Union Minister and the local MP Sanjeev Baliyan, met the family of Akash on Wednesday. They also talked on the phone to Chief Minister Adityanath, who they said had agreed to ensure that the victim’s family was granted ₹20 lakh in compensation and a government job for one of its members.last_img read more