Video: Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden on his team’s win versus the Detroit Lions

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device)Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders returned to the Bay Area with a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions. With some key turnovers from the Raiders defense and a late touchdown pass by Derek Carr, Gruden’s Raiders improved to 4-4 on the season.Gruden highlighted the play by his quarterback during his post-game press conference. “He made some great throws,” Gruden said. “The scramble touchdown to Renfrow was as good …last_img

With Bow & Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Disney Fancy Dress Ears Head Band : but I was expecting at least slightly better quality. The headband and the bow are fine

first_imgRapid shipping and what i anticipated.But i was anticipating at the very least a bit much better excellent. The headband and the bow are high-quality. These ears are not fairly as pictured. The ears by themselves are smaller sized than shown. They are also pretty cheaply produced. I know they are also marketed cheap, but i was anticipating at minimum slightly improved top quality. The headband and the bow are fantastic, but the ears are just manufactured from foam sheets.Black With Red Bow & White Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Disney Fancy Dress Ears Head BandBlack with red or pink bow & white polka dot Minnie mouse Disney fancy dress ears head bandCute Disney’s Black Minnie Mouse Ears (3 3/4″ x 5″ high – 9.5cm x 7.5cm – at widest points)These cute Disney Minnie mouse ears are made with polyester satin lovely qualityDecorated with satin red & white or pink & white polka dot bow. So versatile and lovely qualityBow measures 5 3/4″ x 3.5″ (15cm x 9cm) at widest points Great for special occasionsAll placed on sturdy 1.2cm wide black plastic flexible fit Alice head band that will fit most head sizesEnvisioned fabric ears but it’s foam continue to cute tho.Wore to my sons mickey mouse theme birthday party.Ears fantastic top quality furry and gentle and the. On a person of the ears i purchased the glue was displaying a tiny bit, the other ears ended up fine. Ears very good excellent furry and smooth and the bow was soft velvet but a bit thinner than i was expecting.Black With Red Bow & White Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Disney Fancy Dress Ears Head Band : I would not say it was large but a small bow but well made. Excellent headband, quite at ease. I wore it all day with my minnie mouse outfit.last_img read more

Market Facilitation Program application deadline extended

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program as provided by the trade mitigation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The original deadline had been January 15, 2019, but farmers have been unable to apply for the program since the lapse in federal funding caused the closure of USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices at the end of business on December 28, 2018.“President Trump instructed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to craft a program that would protect farmers from unjustified retaliatory tariffs from foreign nations. As part of that package, the Market Facilitation Program has been making payments directly to farmers who have suffered trade damage,” Perdue said. “Using existing funds, we were able to keep FSA offices open as long as possible, but unfortunately had to close them when funding ran out. We will therefore extend the application deadline for a period of time equal to the number of business days FSA offices were closed, once the government shutdown ends. Farmers who have already applied for the program and certified their 2018 production have continued to receive payments. Meanwhile, I continue to urge members of Congress to redouble their efforts to pass an appropriations bill that President Trump will sign and end the lapse in funding so that we may again provide full services to our farmers and ranchers.”last_img read more

Placing Concrete In Our ICF Foundation Walls

first_imgWhen the pump truck arrives, everyone becomes alertOur Logix block has a 6-inch-thick concrete core. But the horizontal and vertical rebar, plastic zip ties, and plastic webbing in the block present many obstacles to using a mechanical vibrator during the pour. Instead, the crew would bang the ICF walls with hammer and block to vibrate and level the concrete within the block, particularly at the bottom courses.A trailer-mounted boom concrete pump truck arrived at the appointed hour and set up station, followed by the first of an eventual seven concrete delivery trucks. There was a sense of focus and some tension on the faces of the crew as the concrete began to flow from the delivery truck to the pump truck, up the long boom before emerging from the end of the hose and flowing into the bottom course of block.Only a few of the crew had experience with ICF block, and none with Logix brand. I guess all “concreters” live with an element of fear that they might have overlooked some detail in the concrete forms, and suddenly there’s a breach letting concrete flow onto the ground. That can be a very expensive repair and even messier cleanup. BLOGS BY ROGER NORMAND Construction Begins — and We Encounter a Few SnafusDo We Really Need 12 Inches of Foam Under Our Slab?Passive House Certification: Looking Under the HoodBackup Electrical Power for a Passivhaus Project?Can We Get More and Pay Less To Keep About The Same? We’ve been at this foundation business for about three weeks now. It seems longer!After we worked through several snafus detailed in my previous blog, the crew resumed stacking the block. Other chores included:Erecting ICF bracing on the interior side of the block. This steel bracing includes an adjustable turnbuckle to push or pull an errant wall back into plumb. The bracing also served as staging to allow the crew to stack the block to the full 12-foot height of the wall, and later as a platform to control placing the concrete into the block’s hollow core.Framing a concrete retainer and nailing surface for the four window wells on the south side. We will be using Timbersil rather than pressure-treated lumber where wood meets concrete. PT lumber has associated health and corrosive concerns. Timbersil is a manufactured (and more costly) lumber made by infusing glass into the wood fiber, rendering the wood impervious to rot or decay. It looks identical to dry PT lumber, but the glass barrier in the lumber is permanent, non-toxic, and not corrosive. RELATED ARTICLES Convincing the concrete to flow under the windowsIt was tricky to get the concrete to flow under the four window openings. The crew tweaked the slump, vibrated from below the window with block and hammer, and above using long poles. The sound from banging the block immediately below the window confirmed the cavity was filled.In retrospect, perhaps a better way would have been to initially leave out the bottom of the window frame, flow concrete into the cavity until it is filled, then toe-nail the the bottom frame into place.Overall, we are very pleased the Logix Platinum Series ICFs and the efforts of the foundation crew.Here’s a video on assembling the block and placing the concrete. Not enough bracingThere were no breaches, and we saw little sign of water seeping out of any joints. Nonetheless, it wasn’t a completely uneventful pour.We had to await delivery of concrete twice – once because it was being pumped into the Logix faster than deliveries could be made, and then at the end when the crew realized we were short about 4 yards of concrete. Uh-oh. It’s after 5 p.m.Fortunately, the concrete plant remained open, and quickly dispatched another truck to complete the pour.Some of the block rose up a bit during the pour but settled back into position as more concrete was added above. It will be interesting to see whether we maintained a uniform elevation at the top of the foundation when it comes time to set the bottom plate of the walls.A few of the walls bowed out of plumb as we neared the top courses of block. Much of that was because we had 10-foot tall bracing for a 12-foot-high wall. The crew had strung lines at the top corners of the foundation and quickly noticed the problems and brought the offending walls back into plumb. GBA Encyclopedia: Insulated Concrete Forms Foam Forms Create an Energy-Efficient Concrete House Spray foaming any gaps between cut block. While this will seal against air leaks and thermal losses, the more practical goal is to prevent any leaks and potential block failure while placing the concrete.Nailing temporary horizontal 1-by wood bracing at weak points on the interior and exterior surfaces where less than full-sized block were used, e.g., around window openings, where shorter blocks were needed, or at the two odd angle corners in the foundation.Finally, we were ready to place some concrete! The first article in this series was Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus Project. Roger Normand’s construction blog is called EdgewaterHaus. [Editor’s note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a [no-glossary]Passivhaus[/no-glossary] in Maine. This is the 23rd article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]last_img read more

NCC to grow, change training syllabus

first_imgThe National Cadet Corps (NCC), India’s military youth movement in schools and colleges, is all set to grow with the defence ministry planning to increase its sanctioned strength from the existing 13 lakh to 15 lakh cadets.The outfit is also readying to change its training syllabus, refining the philosophy to make it contemporary and meet the aspirations of the country’s youth.These issues were discussed at the NCC Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting chaired by Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju recently.”The important issues discussed during the CAC meeting included introduction of a new syllabus based on the refined training philosophy to make it contemporary and meet the aspirations of the youth of the country.””In addition, an increase in authorised strength of cadets to be enrolled in NCC, raising of additional NCC units and enhanced role of NCC cadets in social and community development programme were also discussed during the meeting,” defence ministry officials said.Addressing the meeting, Raju complimented the NCC on the excellent performance of its cadets in various activities pertaining to training, sports, adventure, social service and community development.Describing the NCC cadets as “leaders of tomorrow,” Raju said since they are the key instruments of social change, economic growth and technological innovations, there is an urgent need to channelise their energy in proper direction with care.On the occasion, NCC Director General Lt. Gen. P.S. Bhalla presented a detailed update on NCC activities in the past two years to the members of the CAC.CAC is the apex body that advises the government on policies regarding the constitution and administration of NCC.The CAC also consists of nominated members of parliament, the tri-services chiefs, and eminent educationists.- With inputs from IANSadvertisementlast_img read more

Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident

first_imgMOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “First and foremost to the Jimenez family I want them to know how truly devastated I am for my involvement and the loss of a loved one,” Boeheim read from a prepared statement. “The grief and pain his family is feeling at this time is, simply put, unimaginable. Juli, my family, and I are heartbroken. I love this community, and to see so many of my community members rally around the Jimenez family is a reminder of how special a community central New York is.”For Boeheim, who struck and killed Jimenez on a darkened highway that leads out of town, the game was his first public appearance since the accident. Boeheim, in his 43rd season as head coach at his alma mater, had addressed the team Thursday but did not take part in practice. Although he returned for practice Friday, he had not appeared in public until he made his way into the Carrier Dome to a big ovation from the crowd of 35,642.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHead down, Boeheim made his way to center court and acknowledged the crowd with a brief wave before giving Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski a heartfelt hug.“That was such an incredible environment,” Krzyzewski said. “The support the fans gave the team and the support they gave Jim was great and such an emotional time.” Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Swingman Cameron Reddish was out with an illness and point guard Tre Jones suffered a shoulder injury roughly 5 1/2 minutes in to put Duke down two starters in that one. It was a completely different team, just like it was on Saturday without injured freshman star Zion Williamson, who had a season-high 35 points in that first game.Williamson watched from the bench as freshman forward RJ Barrett, who had a triple-double and double-double in Duke’s previous two games, scored 30 points to help fill the void and Alex O’Connell had a career-high 20 in his first start of the season.Tyus Battle led Syracuse with 16 points on 4-of-17 shooting, Elijah Hughes had 12, and Marek Dolezaj and Frank Howard had 10 apiece as the Orange hit only 1 of 11 3-pointers in the decisive second half.“Our offense is really the difference,” Boeheim said. “They’re going to score points. They’re a tremendous offensive team. If you can hold them in the 70s, that’s a pretty good effort, but offensively we didn’t get the movement we need to and we didn’t make shots when we got them.”For freshman Orange guard Buddy Boeheim, the coach’s youngest son, the whole night was a moment that forever will be etched in his mind.“When he first came out, it was just a great moment for the community, a great moment for him,” Buddy said. “It was just great having him there. You obviously want to win, but it’s more than basketball sometimes.”ATTENDANCE RECORDThe game set a record for an on-campus basketball game, eclipsing the mark of 34,446, twice against Duke.SHOW OF SUPPORTSeveral former Orange stars attended the game, including Sherman Douglas, Derrick Coleman, John Wallace, Todd Burgan and Billy Owens. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, wearing a No. 4 Syracuse jersey, also attended and sat just to the right of the Syracuse bench.BIG PICTURE Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Love scores season-high 32 as Cavs beat Grizzlies View comments The accident happened after the Orange’s 20-point victory over No. 18 Louisville. Police say Jimenez was a passenger in a car that apparently skidded out of control on a patch of ice and hit a guardrail. Police say Jimenez was trying to get to safety when he was struck by Boeheim’s SUV. Boeheim had swerved to avoid the disabled car, which was resting perpendicular across two lanes.Jimenez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Another man in the car suffered minor injuries. A moment of silence was observed before the game for Jimenez and his family.Police say Boeheim has cooperated and sobriety tests administered to Boeheim and the unidentified driver of the other vehicle were negative for any signs of impairment. Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner said Thursday night there was “no reason to believe that there are criminal charges that will be coming for anyone.”Once the game started, it seemed like just another tilt featuring the two winningest coaches in NCAA Division I history, except for the massive crowd that made the dome’s walls shake every time the Orange scored. The Blue Devils (24-3, 12-2) improved to 7-0 on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference.In the first game between the teams, the Orange (18-9, 9-5) pulled off the upset, 95-91 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, as Tyus Battle scored a season-high 32 points and Syracuse used its 2-3 zone defense to rattle Duke in overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim waves before the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)SYRACUSE, N.Y. — When it was over and the last of the deafening cheers of the record Carrier Dome crowd had stopped, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim forgot about basketball for a poignant moment.Three nights earlier, the 74-year-old Hall of Fame coach had been involved in an accident that took the life of 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez, and that was foremost on his mind. Talking about a tough 75-65 loss to top-ranked Duke on Saturday night would have to wait.ADVERTISEMENT Duke: Williamson is recovering from a sprained knee. Duke was crushed at home, 88-72, on Wednesday night by No. 8 North Carolina after Williamson was hurt on the game’s first possession.Syracuse: Just being with the players and coaching them will help Boeheim cope with the tragic accident as the season winds down.UP NEXTDuke: At No. 20 Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.Syracuse: At No. 8 North Carolina on Tuesday night. 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