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PH wins bronze in women’s 50m rifle for shooting’s 1st medal

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines squeezed into the podium with a bronze medal in the women’s 50 meter rifle prone event Thursday in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.Filipino shooter Amparo Teresa Acuña came up with 612.9 finish to give the Philippine shooting team in Malaysia its first medal so far.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles What’s in store for your animal sign this year LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Thailand bets finished with the gold and silver medals, respectively, as Ratchadaporn Plengsaengthong scored 619.8 and Supamas Wankaew 617.7. 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’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Country Wide Basketball League promotes regional basketball Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

Ford creates jobs to boost SA production

first_img28 August 2012Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has created 800 jobs in response to strong demand for increased production of its Ford Ranger pickup truck, which begins on 3 September.Training of employees to fill the extra positions at the company’s Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria and its Struandale engine plant outside Port Elizabeth began in June.This follows last year’s R3.4-billion transformation and upgrade of Ford’s South African manufacturing and assembly plants to produce and export its new Rangers to 148 countries, mainly in Africa and Europe.The Struandale plant expanded its annual production capacity to 75 000 engines and 220 000 engine component kits, and is the only Ford facility to share both component machining and engine assembly for the Duratorq TDCi diesel engine programme which supports the Ford Ranger.“In order to meet continued strong demand in South Africa and abroad, we are adding shifts to our operations, creating jobs and confirming our commitment to South Africa,” FMCSA chief executive officer Jeff Nemeth said in a statement.“We invested significantly to transform our operations, and it is our strong belief that these jobs have the power to transform people’s lives as well.”Nemeth said it enabled the empowerment of local communities which Ford operated in.“The main objective of training the potential new employees is to give trainees a better understanding of our industry and equip them with the necessary skills to take up positions in the plant and start building world-class Rangers,” he said.“Our enthusiasm for technical innovation is always tempered by our responsibility to the vehicle, to our customers and their safety.“We’re investing in the continuous training and education of our employees. Each one of the 800 potential new employees underwent comprehensive pre-employment assessment prior to the commencement of training.”Successful candidates were then given both classroom and on-the-job training to equip them to build the Ford Rangers.“As part of the One Ford plan, and to maintain a viable and strategic presence in southern Africa, we require a globally integrated supply chain and a highly trained workforce,” Nemeth said.“We are pleased with the investments in South Africa and we are committed to having world-class facilities and standards.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

An ‘Almost Passivhaus’ Project That Bloggers Love to Hate

first_imgSimple renovation ruled outPaino already lived on 11th Street when he bought the house next door in 2009 for $580,000, according to an account in The New York Times. He was originally intending a straightforward rehab that would undo the results of a botched renovation dating from the 1970s.The ugly beige facade at the front of the building would be stripped away, and Paino would restore the brick behind it. But there was a problem: The building, two blocks from the East River, was in a flood plain. In order to comply with city building requirements, Paino would either have to give up the ground-floor garden apartment as living space or raise the town house three feet, The Times said.So up he went, and in the process Paino realized the building would never really fit with its neighbors because window and door lines between adjoining town houses could not possibly align. Instead, he designed the front of the building to look completely different from its neighbors. The blue, gray and white ceramic tile is set in a pattern suggesting a cloud formation. A tired old townhouse in Long Island City, New York, that became an environmental showcase has tongues wagging in the neighborhood, not necessarily because of its Passivhaus efficiencies but because of its unusual exterior design.Its owner, architect Thomas Paino, calls it the Climate Change Row House. Its detractors, including a blogger at the website Curbed, think it’s the ugliest house in Queens.Somewhere in the middle lies the interesting tale of how this nondescript row house built in 1903 was transformed into a model of energy efficiency. Under all that tile, a high-performing houseThe Climate Change Row House website, which is still under construction, lists a number of features emblematic of sustainable building practices, if not the Passivhaus standard, including a rooftop greenhouse, “Passive House standards for energy conservation throughout the structure,” solar hot water, LED lighting, a Zehnder energy-recovery ventilator and Mitsubishi heat pump.Jordan Goldman, the Passive House consultant who worked on the project and the engineering principal at ZeroEnergy Design in Boston, said the certifying agency he worked with, the Passive House Association of Ireland, said the project would have to comply with new construction standards and would not be eligible under EnerPHit rules, which cover refurbished buildings.Goldman advised Paino that new-construction certification “was not viable” without spending a lot more money. For example, the building could meet the renovation air leakage standard of 1.0 air changes per hour at 50 pascals but not the more stringent 0.6 ach50 required for new construction without a lot more work.In the end, they settled for a building that performs a lot better than an average house and would have met the EnerPHit standard had they been permitted to apply, Goldman said.“We would like to propose to make this a demonstration house with as complete documentation on the process of achieving energy efficiency through the structure’s design, the judicious evaluation and selection of appropriate building materials and their installation, and monitoring outcomes,” the website says. “These are essential measures that should set an example of how we can meet the challenges of a changing climate.”center_img No shortage of opinion, pro and conThe design provided plenty of fodder for Jeremiah Budin over at Curbed, who in February said the building “most closely resembles a pair of blue camouflage cargo shorts.” The website New York Shitty called it “the Lego House.” Another website gave it the “Frank Lloyd Crap” award, and anonymous posters piled on in the comments section.A post at Bloomberg.com included a number of photos of the project, and lots of comments, pro and con, from readers .NY Passive House, which might have been expected to root for the project, seemed lukewarm. “I hope people will not see this and think, ‘Oh, look, Passive House creates unusual buildings,’” co-founder Andreas Benzinger told the newspaper.But the town house also had its share of fans, too. “It’s brilliant,” one post at Curbed said. “Did you see the before pictures? People, not everything needs to be old brick or vinyl siding.”“The nonconformism makes me kind of happy,” said another.Paino told GBA by telephone that 80% of the comments about the project have been positive.“The media love controversy,” he said. “They’ve really played up the negative responses.”last_img read more