first_imgConvoy GAA News:Bingo continues in hall at 8.30 Club Lotto Counties drawn AM CE KY MO, Mary Patton at the Bingo matched 3 counties, jackpot next week €1500. Ladies Training @7 on Wed 7.30 Fri New Players always welcomeG4M&O takes place each Wed at 8.15 New Players always welcome. Underage training each Friday from 6-7 all welcome €2 and Gum shieldU 8 have a blitz away to O Donnell Park Letterkenny on 16th MayWell done to all our u 10 players who played in the u 10 blitz at home on Sat thnks to all teams who attended and to everyone who helped in any way .U 12 boys away to Glenfin on Wed May 13th Bus Times Raphoe @5 Convoy@5.15 Drumkeen @5.30 remember €2 and GumshieldsU 14 boys Bus Times for u14 game v McCools Monday May 18th. Raphoe 5.45, Convoy (green) 5.55, Drumkeen (grotto) 6.10 Bring €2 and gum shield. Hard luck to the U 16 boys who were defeated at home v St EunansU 14 girls away to Red Hughs Tom evening best of luck girlsU16 girls training on Mondays 7-8 new players are always welcome.Well done to our Senior Men who won away to Pettigo t the weekend .Hard luck to our County Girls who lost out in their finals at the weekend .Best of Luck to Donegal Senior men V Tyrone on Sunday .GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER PETTIGO IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgIt is understood that one man has suffered serious injuries following a road smash in Liscooley near Killygordon last night.Three vehicles including a motorbike are believed to have been involved.The accident is understood to have happened around 9pm. There were initial reports that one of those injured was a motorcycle Garda but this has now been ruled oubt. INVESTIGATION AFTER SERIOUS CRASH OVERNIGHT was last modified: May 31st, 2013 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Weekly Poll: Why Is Apple Building a Massive, $1 Billion Data Center

first_imgIn last week’s poll, we asked if one company will come to dominate cloud computing. We had 115 responses.Today we posted about the massive data center that Apple is building in Maiden, NC. We know so little about what Apple plans to do with the 500,000 square foot data center. So, we want to ask you: Why is Apple building a massive, 1$ billion data center? alex williams Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Speculation runs the gamut.Is it to give Apple the ability to deliver its own content?From Dan Rayburn: “…it does indicate that over time, third party CDNs like Akamai and Limelight could very well lose a large portion of Apple’s business. While it’s way to early to speculate what kind of content Apple will deliver and in what volume, this strategy is nearly identical to what we’ve seen Microsoft do over the years.”People point to Apple’s Lala acqusition as a case in point that Apple wants to offer iTunes in the cloud.Michael Robertson, the founder of gives this scenario:“What is of value is the personal music storage service which was an often overlooked component of Lala’s business. As Apple did with the original iPods, Lala realized that any music solution must include music already possessed by the user. The Lala setup process provides software to store a personal music library online and then play it from any web browser alongside web songs they vend. This technology plus the engineering and management team is the true value of Lala to Apple.”Will One Company Come To Dominate Cloud Computing?We asked that question last week. We had 115 people respond. About 45 percent of you said, no, there is too much diversity in the market for it to be dominated by one company: So, what do you think? Why is Apple building this massive data center? Related Posts last_img read more

It’s Alive! – Visiting a Certified Living Building

first_imgLocation, location, locationBill mentioned that many visitors to the lab talk about replicating the building in other regions, not realizing that the details of this building (like those of most buildings) are climate-specific. While I love the passive ventilation, the louvers don’t provide much in the way of insulation or air sealing, so they wouldn’t be very useful in most climate zones. The solar thermal cooling is a great idea, but it will only work in certain climates where there is enough of a daily temperature swing.This building is a great experiment, and the kids who use it are learning amazing lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives. It is not a building type that will work in most climates, but as a research facility, home to many building science experiments, and an example of seriously forward thinking, it is a great model for schools and professionals to aspire to. Geeking out in a living buildingLuckily, the day I was able to visit, Bill Wiecking, the lab director, was available. Bill spent quite a bit of time showing me around. I was a bit challenged to keep up with his rapid-fire explanations, but learned about many of the interesting features included in the building, as well as some of the challenges that they ran across.Probably the most interesting feature (to me, at least) was the solar thermal cooling system. Because the site has a dependable cycle of the diurnal temperature change, liquid that is pumped into the solar panels is cooled at night, stored in tanks, then run through fan-coil units to provide air conditioning during the day.Their passive ventilation system is elegant in its simplicity: manual louvers at waist level combine with electrically operated ones at the top of the building. Air flows up along the roof slope, limiting the amount air movement in the room while still providing necessary ventilation. The bottom louvers have a habit of closing on their own, so the students created simple blocks of wood to hold them open.The building is equipped with indoor and outdoor CO2 sensors to determine when ventilation is required. Instead of basing their ventilation on absolute CO2 concentrations indoors, they compare inside to outside to identify when indoor concentrations are high enough for ventilation. They originally ran their ventilation automatically, but reverted to manual controls to avoid over- or under-ventilating. Everyone has problemsBill and I did a bit of commiserating about our experiences fighting with mechanical engineers about HVAC system sizes, and trying hard to get contractors to do what you really want from them.He pointed out a set of ¾-inch copper lines that were installed instead of the 1-inch lines specified for the thermal cooling system. The smaller lines didn’t work and were ultimately abandoned in place when the properly sized ones were installed.Design and construction of the building were challenging, and building operation has been challenging, too. Doors to the offices and workrooms with individual minisplit air conditioning systems (used primarily for dehumidification) are often blocked open with the AC running. Behavior problems never stop being an issue, even in the best buildings.The CO2 sensors are costly and require frequent replacement. And one thing I noticed was the significant quantity of cobwebs throughout the building. Spiders must love how the passive ventilation brings loads of insects right into their webs. While they don’t cause any problems, the webs detract from the look of the building. Cleaning them is likely an ongoing project, sort of like painting the Golden Gate bridge.center_img On vacation in Hawaii recently (yes, life is really tough for us consultants), I had the opportunity to visit the Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Energy Lab, the first classroom and the third building certified under the Living Building Challenge Program.I realize that when you live in paradise, it’s easier to build a net-zero energy and net-zero water use building, but the Energy Lab serves a greater purpose and, for those institutions that have the opportunity (and the money) to create facilities such as these, they can really help to advance sustainable building.The most interesting thing I gleaned from my visit was how engaged the students are in efficiency and building technology. These kids are learning about how buildings operate, and are in the process of auditing the rest of the campus to recommend improvements to be made.They are becoming what someone recently described to me as “sustainability natives.” Those who become architects, builders, or engineers will, unlike most current practitioners, have sustainable principles ingrained in their thinking. Today, green building practices are often an afterthought to most professionals. But as more people grow up understanding the value of high-performance construction, sustainability will be fully integrated into their thinking and their work when they become practitioners. RELATED ARTICLES Yes, the Living Building Challenge is OverreachingEarly Lessons from the Living Building ChallengeAmerica’s Greenest Office BuildingLiving Building Challenge 2.0 ReleasedFirst Living Building Challenge Projects certifiedlast_img read more