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A Heat-Pump Water Heater – Is it Right for You?

first_imgCall us to help find the right water heating solution for you. At Energy Efficiency First, in partnership with Quality Renovation and Carpentry, we couple construction experience with principles of building science, and we embrace emerging energy efficient technologies like the hybrid heat pump water heater. We also offer a complete set of energy performance contracting services. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Energy Efficiency FirstA Heat Pump Water Heater is an energy efficient upgrade giving homeowners significant energy savings.Electric water heaters used to be simple insulated tanks with a couple of electric-resistance elements that heated the water. As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) study put it, “Traditional Electric Resistance Water Heaters (ERWHs) are an inefficient and expensive form of water heating . . . and have the lowest source Coefficient of Performance and the highest cost per BTU of delivered water thermal energy.” The DOE posits that “swapping ERWHs with HPWHs could result in roughly 50% reduction in water heating energy consumption for 35.6% of all U.S. households.”According to the DOE report, Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs) promise to significantly reduce energy consumption for domestic hot water over standard ERWHs. While ERWHs perform with energy factors (EFs) around 0.9, new HPWHs boast EFs upwards of 2.0. With the advent of HPWHs, home owners get at least twice as much hot water from each kilowatt-hour of electricity consumed as from standard electric water heaters. The Energy Factors of these units range from 2.0 to 2.5–meaning that they are, effectively, 200% to 250% efficient at converting electricity into heat.These efficiencies are achieved by combining a vapor compression system, which extracts heat from the surrounding air at high efficiencies, with electric resistance elements, which are able to help meet large hot water demands. The primary heating mechanism is a heat pump refrigeration cycle (like those in a refrigerator or air conditioner, but operating in reverse) that transfers heat from the surrounding air to the water stored in the tank. Auxiliary electric resistance elements are also included for reliability and quicker recovery. HPWHs are hybrids: they integrate a heat pump and electric resistance element(s) into a single storage tank. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) representatives have publically endorsed the fact that the AirGenerate AirTap unit will work efficiently down to 20 degrees, before it starts operating like a traditional resistance electric water heater.DOE believes that HPWHs have efficiencies and operating costs similar to natural gas storage water heaters, making HPWHs an excellent choice for homeowners who currently use an electric resistance, fuel oil, or propane water heater and do not have access to natural gas. A caveat is that, if the unit would be installed in conditioned space, replacement of natural gas water heaters with HPWHs is not recommended in heating dominated climates because HPWHs will increase the load on the space heating system without a similar benefit to the space cooling system.How do HPWHs work?Instead of using electricity directly to heat water, a heat-pump water heater uses electricity to move heat from one place to another–in this case, from the surrounding air where the unit is located into the water. This is done by circulating a special “refrigerant” fluid that can be alternately evaporated into a gas and condensed into a liquid by changing its pressure. Surrounding air is drawn into the heat pump where the heat in that air vaporizes refrigerant in the “evaporator,” releasing cooler air into the room. The refrigerant vapor is then pumped through a “compressor” where it condenses back into liquid form and releases its stored heat into the water. All this sounds pretty complicated (and, well, it is), but this “refrigerant cycle” is well understood and widely used in both refrigerators and air conditioners.How can a HPWH save you money if you have an existing electric water heater?According to Puget Sound Energy, the average home uses 17% of its energy usage to heat water. This is the second largest way that a home consumes energy, after space heating.DOE estimates that a HPWH will pay for itself in under five years.The DOE table below, Table 4, shows the 2012 nationwide average cost to install a HPWH, after rebates are applied, as $2,100 and the predicted savings from operating a HPWH as $322. These calculations were based on average installation costs and average savings as indicated in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) National Residential Efficiency Measures Database and the U.S. Energy Guide labels.Using these averages, DOE calculated the Simple Payback Period and the Return on Investment ratio for installing HPWHs. Two methods of evaluating the cost effectiveness of energy efficiency measures are simple payback (SPB) and return on investment (ROI). The SPB period is the ratio of incremental initial cost (dollars) to annual energy savings (dollars/year). The ROI is the ratio of net proceeds to the investment costs. DOE calculated SPB for HPWHs as 4.7 years, and the ROI as 113%.While considerably more expensive to install than ERWHs, reductions in utility bills will likely result in more savings over the course of the water heater’s life. Also, because HPWHs provide such dramatic savings, rebates in the range of $1,800 are available to encourage utility customers to make the switch.last_img read more

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ThurstonTalk is Hiring – Associate Editor

first_imgThurstonTalk is expanding!  We’re looking for a creative, independent thinker to join our editorial team.  Primary responsibilities will include distributing content via social media, coordinating content and editing copy.More important than someone’s technical skills is the candidate’s ability to integrate into our team.  Here are our five beliefs that guide our decision making and publishing calendar.We are ignited by a passion for community.We believe in living in a place that we all are proud to call “home.”We connect people to the positive things happening in town.We are cheerleaders for dynamic, vibrant, supportive communities.We find joy in building community social networks.Job Requirements:Proven knowledge of multiple social media platforms including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and PinterestAbility to clearly communicate a message through email, social media, and verbal conversationsPrevious experience interfacing with customersProven initiative to get tasks completed independentlyExperience working as a team to problem solve and create solutionsSincere passion for sharing positive storiesIf you share these beliefs and have the resume to back up the job requirements, drop us an email with your resume.  Please include a 200-word writing sample about how ThurstonTalk connects the community.  Resumes and writing samples can be sent to submit@thurstontalk.com by Monday, March 10. Facebook164Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2016)–With the temporary rail set at 30 feet, Hillhouse High broke alertly from her number two post position and cruised to a front-running one length win under Santiago Gonzalez in Thursday’s $55,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Exchange Rate got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.96.Based in New York prior to shipping west to Baltas this past summer at Del Mar, Hillhouse High ran a big second in her Southern California debut going one mile on grass Aug. 20.The (Richard) Mandella filly (Into The Mystic) that beat her down there is a nice horse and she only got beat a head,” said Baltas. “This is a nice mare and I’ve always thought that. Today, with her speed and the rail being out, I thought she would be very tough.”Off at 7-2 in a field of seven fillies and mares three and up, Hillhouse High paid $9.20, $4.40 and $2.60.Owned by Golden Eagle Farm Investment, L.P. she picked up $33,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $268,487. She improved her overall mark to 19-3-6-4.Fifth and on the move leaving the three furlong pole, runner-up Amboseli cut to the rail and was moving well at the wire as she finished 2 ¼ lengths in front of favored Barleysugar. Ridden by Mike Smith, Amboseli was off at 2-1 and paid $3.20 and $2.60.Irish-bred Barleysugar, ridden by Gary Stevens, rallied three-wide turning for home but was no match for the top two. Off at 9-5, she paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.43, 47.09, 1:10.35 and 1:22.01.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita for an eight-race card is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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Brown’s Double-Doubles Earn Him Southland Weekly Honors

first_imgSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Brown recorded two of his league-high five double-doubles last week, averaging 11 points and rebounds per game. He poured in 12 points on 5-of-9 (.555) shooting and snatched 11 rebounds to go with two assists and two steals against NC Central. Brown averaged a double-double in two contests this week: a 77-61 win over NC Central and an 80-67 loss to UMKC. Brown and the Cowboys are set to play their first televised game inside the H&HP Complex against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on Cox Sports TV and ESPN+. McNeese finishes the week on the road against UTRGV at 7 p.m. Saturday. Honorable Mention: Shannon Bogues, Stephen F. Austin; Moses Greenwood, SLU; Josh Nzeakor, Lamar Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Roydell Brown, McNeese – Jr. – Guard – New Orleans, La. The New Orleans, La., native followed it up with another 11-rebound performance while adding 10 points and two assists. This marks Brown’s first weekly honor of the 2018-19 season. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese guard Roydell Brown is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.last_img read more

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Rose admits Spurs want him GONE but he won’t leave until contract runs out

first_imgSpeaking to chief sports reporter Dave Kidd, Rose said: “I am opinionated and I might not have long left in football.“One thing is for sure, for the rest of this career, I will play this game how I want to play it and, while I am not going to disrespect anyone, I am going to voice my opinions.”He also clarified in that interview that he is not seeking a transfer out of Tottenham.33 Danny Rose is determined to see out the remaining 18 months of his contract first given to him by Spurs chairman Daniel LevyCredit: Rex Features TOTTENHAM defender Danny Rose insists he will see out the 18 months left on his contract despite claiming the club want to sell him.The left-back was speaking while on international duty with England, where he maintained he will “not be going anywhere until my contract is finished”.3 Danny Rose, pictured with boss Mauricio Pochettino, says he will see out the remaining 18 months of his contract with TottenhamCredit: EPARose, 29, was believed to have been close to a move to Watford on transfer deadline day, but the deal fell through.He has since gone on to be a regular starter this season for Mauricio Pochettino and has kept his place in the England squad.Last season, despite many claiming he wasn’t up to his usual standards, he still featured in 37 games for Tottenham.He was named in the PFA Team Of The Year two seasons running previously.NO NEW CONTRACT ON OFFERSpeaking to The Standard he said: “It’s pretty obvious what happened [in the summer].”People upstairs at Tottenham were trying to do what they were trying to do. I’ve said [to them] I’ve got 18 months left on my contract and I’m not going anywhere until my contract has ­finished.”In January, you’re probably going to hear something [about my future].”I’m telling you right now that I’m not going anywhere until my contract is finished.”[Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy told me in the summer there was no new contract for me at Tottenham, which is fine.”I respect that. We move on.”Rose has previously exclusively revealed to SunSport how he feels undervalued and misunderstood as a footballer.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerlast_img read more

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Past The Finishing Post

first_imgTrack : Good Weather: FineRace 1 1500 M (Purse $720,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO – (NW4)SHANE ELLIS1. #1 MEET JUSTIN DaneNelson 54.0 $250.00 $77.002. #4 PARTY CUP JPatterson2 54.0 2-3/4L $118.003. #5 BALLON D’OR LSteadman2 54.5 3-1/2L $97.004. #2 NO MONEY FRIEND SMuir 56.0 4-1/2LFinal Time : 1:35.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.4, 1:13.0,Winner : 5yo b colt – STORM CRAFT – DINERO SENORITATrainer : GARY CRAWFORD Owner: PROPER FIX SYNDICATEBred by MICHAEL GAYLEQu: $810.00 Ex: $1,629.00Trifecta: $1,752.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $650,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)JEVVANNE ERWIN1. #5 ZEPHYR OWalker 54.0 $242.00 $123.002. #10 PRINCESS EMANUELLE RHalledeen 54.0 2-3/4L $133.003. #8 MISTER BONES CBudhai 54.0 Neck $125.004. #9 MR. LYNDHURST RWilson 54.0 3-1.2LFinal Time : 1:13.1 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 4yo ch filly – NASHEET – RUSHING FORCETrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : PAUL LUMSDENBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $841.00 Ex: $1,421.00D/E: $2,713.00Superfecta: $22,230.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-(NW3)FILLIES & MARESDANE NELSON1. #6 QUICK CHIC OWalker 52.5 $133.00 $60.002. #7 CLEARLY OURS PFrancis 51.0 3-1/2L $100.003. #9 GOFORHOME DaneNelson 55.0 5-1/2L $92.004. #10 TURBO MACHINE AndrePowell3 52.5 3LLate scratch : #8 HERECOMESTROUBLEFinal Time : 1:09.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.2Winner : 5yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – RACING MACHINETrainer: JOHNNY WILMOT Owner: SYDNEY ROMANBred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $425.00 Ex: $851.00D/E: $654.00 (5-8) $318.00Superfecta: $3,756.00Rolling Triple: $10,564.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACEOMAR WALKER1. #8 FIVE STAR SEllis 54.0 $121.00 $50.002. #1 PEEPING TOM WHenry 52.0 Sh.Head $50.00*3. #11 ALEXANDER REW OWalker 54.0 2-3/4L $50.004. #7 KINGONAMISSION JInnis2 49.0 6-1/2L5. #5 SON OF SPARTACUS KRobinson 56.0 1-1/4LFinal Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.3Winner : 3yo b colt – TRADITIONAL – JADORETrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : MILADE & RICHARD AZANBred by MILADE AZANQuinella : (1,8) $2,712.00 Exacta : (8-1) $5,556.00D/E : (6-8) $660.00Trifecta : (8-1-11) $2,135.00Hi-5 : (8-1-11-7-5) $85,413.50Rolling Triple : (5-6-8) $3,925.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE – FILLIESROBERT HALLEDEEN1. #12 ARTHUR’S DREAM SEllis 55.0 $729.00 $238.002. #13 TIZ A VIBE RHalledeen 52.5 2-1/4L $112.003. #5 KILLER BEE OMullings 54.0 3-1/2L $93.004. #3 CLASICAL PRINCESS DaneNelson 55.0 2-1/4L5. #10 NUCLEAR TRAIN RLahoe 53.0 Sh.HeadFinal Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo ch filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SPACEDOUTTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : EDISON CHAIBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $1,355.00 Ex: $3,534.00D/E: $2,511.00Superfecta: $24,983.00Rolling Triple: $18,624.00(SVREL) EXERCISE RIDERS’ RACE TROPHYRace 6 800 M (S) (Purse $600,000) 5-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $110,0 SINCE DEC. 11. #12 FIRST’K’BOY RSmith 52.5 $286.00 $104.00*2. #7 SONG ON TRACK CMamdeen 51.0 1-3/4L $64.003. #6 PEARL APPEAL AByfield 53.0 1-3/4L $148.004. #13 POWERFUL RED DEllis 58.5 1-1/2L5. #11 UNCLE CHUBBY MPottingerJr 54.0 NeckLate scratch : #9 BORDER LINEFinal Time : 0:49.3 Splits : 24.0, , ,Winner : 9yo b horse – BURNING MARQUE – MISS NICKELSTrainer: ERROL POTTINGER Owner : BARSHERBred by RENTALS & MORE LTD.NOTE: HORSE #7 SONG ON TRACK PASSED THE POST 1ST, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 2ND.Qu: $352.00 Ex: $970.00D/E: $15,687.00Trifecta: $4,840.00Hi-5: $82,397.50Rolling Triple: $19,820.00Pick-4: $61,152.00Super-6: $11,731.80 (5 OF 6)Carry-over : $1,689,392.25Race 7 1400 M (Purse $1,000,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE -(NW OF AN OV LIFETIME)RAYAN WILSON1. #6 BIRDIE MY LOVE OEdwards2 52.0 $183.00 $63.00*2. #11 LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 53.5 1-1/4L $64.003. #5 DANCING QUEEN PWilliams 53.0 6/1 1 $137.004. #8 ANOTHER FURY WHenry 52.0 2LLate scratch : #9 MR. AMBASSADORFinal Time : 1:25.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.0, 1:11.3,Winner: 4yo filly – BURNING MARQUE – BYE BYE BIRDIETrainer: FITZROY GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIEBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Qu: $261.00 Exacta: $692.00D/E: $1,126.00Superfecta: $1,324.00Rolling Triple: $54,305.00AL GOPIE MEMORIAL CUPRace 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $600,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #11 JASON’S GOLD DaneNelson 55.0 $252.00 $93.00*2. #7 NEWTON’S FIRST LAW RHalledeen 55.0 4L $73.003. #4 LUNA EMMA AndreePowell3 48.0 3-1/4L $154.004. #3 CAPTAIN CUDJOE JErwin 54.0 1-3/4L5. #14 MOON WALK AndrePowell3 52.5 1LFinal Time : 1:01.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.1Winner : 4yo b colt – REGION OF MERIT – FORMALLY GOLDTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner : GARTH SAMUELSBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $447.00 Ex: $920.00D/E : (6-11) $1,375.00Trifecta : (11-7-4) $8,177.00Hi-5 : (11-7-4-3-14) $30,691.00Rolling Triple : (12-6-11) $12,086.00PlacePot 8 : (1,4-5,10-6,7-1,8-12,13-7) $48,492.00LADY GEETA TROPHYRace 9 1200 M (Purse $1,300,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. #4 CAMPESINO RHalledeen 52.0 $104.00 $50.002. #5 GARY GLITTER CBudhai 50.5 1/2L $50.00*3. #1 SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.0 1-1/4L $50.004. #6 BRAWN DaneNelson 54.0 3/4LFinal Time : 1:11.1 Splits : 22.3, 44.3Winner: 7yo b horse – COMPADRE – YAELLATrainer: PHILIP FEANNY Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $1,144.00 Ex: $1,381.00D/E: $1,177.00Trifecta: $297.00Rolling Triple: $10,976.00JAMAICA JOCKEYS’ GUILD TROPHYRace 10 1400 M (Purse $620,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #3 WARTIME OWalker 54.0 $93.00 $66.002. #2 KAMALI STAR AntThomas3 50.5 7-1/2L $170.003. #10 PIANO MAN RHalledeen 54.0 Neck $149.004. #1 DRAGLINE WHenry 53.0 2L5. #5 PHOTOGENIC DaneNelson 54.0 8/1 3/4Late scratch : #12 MAJOR FORCEFinal Time : 1:27.0 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:12.4,Winner : 4yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – TIME CRISISTrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : PAUL LUMSDENBred by DR. PAUL R. WRIGHTNOTE: HORSE #6 JON MARSHALL PASSED THE POST 5TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Qu: $1,796.00 Ex: $2,354.00D/E: $291.00 (4-12) $79.00Trifecta: $3,230.00Hi-5: $64,717.50Rolling Triple : (11-4-3) $1,982.00Pick-4: $9,548.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6 : (12-12-6-11-4-3) $798,839.10 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $170,680.50 (8 OF 9); $1,273.50 (7 OF 9)Carry-over : $1,926,565.20last_img read more

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Street Child Empowers 50 More Parents

first_imgAt least fifty Liberian parents yesterday received U$100.00 each, amounting to U$5,000.00 from Street Child of Liberia, through Street Child UK, as part of its Family Business Scheme.Presenting the amount at a program held at the auditorium of the Educational Promoters in Chocolate City, Gardnersville, its board member, Sumo Dangbuah told the beneficiaries, majority of them women, “This grant is meant to help you make businesses to ensure that your children don’t return to the street.”It is Street Child’s second grant presentation, held at the same venue a couple of weeks ago, which also awarded 50 parents, each receiving U$100.00.The parents are beneficiaries of Street Child whose children were identified, registered and reunited with them. Described as Family Business Scheme, the grant is to ensure their sustainability, according to the Project’s coordinator Mrs. June-Rose Dangbuah.Mrs. Dangbuah told the Daily Observer that the beneficiaries went through a day-long ‘how to start and manage a business seminar.’Beneficiaries interviewed by the Daily Observer expressed appreciation for the grant and promised to use the money and the knowledge gained at the seminar to help their children.“We are excited at this program,” a spokesperson told the Daily Observer, “this money can help us.”There are more than 400 children beneficiaries in the Street Child of Liberia program.He said through a process of counseling, Street Child provides families of street children a package of support that aims to enable them to lift themselves out of extreme poverty and to afford the costs of educating their children. Yesterday’s program was assisted by a team of Street Child of Liberia volunteers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Teen behind the scenes

first_imgAs with most things in Hollywood, it’s about who you know. Family friend Namrata Singh Gujral was shopping for financiers for her screenplay when Gill and her father, Gladwin Gill, took notice and came on board as her backers. “It was such a pleasure to have a friend who believes enough in the film that she came in with the help of her dad to wrap up some much-needed financing to get the movie started,” said Gujral, who also plays the lead and shares producer and screenplay credits. Gill said she was drawn by the film’s theme of assimilation and cross-cultural identity. In the movie, Shelley leaves her home in the Himalayas for Los Angeles to find her childhood love, and she finds herself caught between worlds. “She learns how to keep her cultural identity while still embracing the positive things America offers,” said Gill, who confronted similar issues and whose father is Pakistani and mother is from the Philippines. “She becomes her own person.” While Gill’s future in the pictures is uncertain – she still has to finish college – she did learn a few things. “Movies are hard to make,” she said. “Very stressful.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – While most high school seniors were worrying about their future and what to wear to the prom, Natasha Gill was working her Hollywood connections. Gill, 18, has an executive producer credit in the locally made independent film “Americanizing Shelley,” which she earned from working behind the scenes during her last year in high school. She also nabbed a small role as a makeup artist. “I missed out on a lot of homework. I don’t know if that’s a bad thing,” said Gill, a Glendale native who just finished her freshman year studying political science at Pepperdine University. “It was college application time, and you have to make sure your GPA’s up. I didn’t sleep for a year.” The feature, described by its producers as “Pygmalion” meets “Bend it Like Beckham” meets “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” began a weeklong run Friday in Los Angeles and Glendale. last_img read more

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Liverpool’s Henderson calm over lack of signings

first_img0Shares0000Jordan Henderson says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) ‘knows better than everyone else’ about signings © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINILONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says manager Jurgen Klopp’s judgement in the transfer market should not be questioned despite a lack of heavyweight signings in the transfer window.The Reds have added just teenagers Sepp Van Den Berg and Harvey Elliott to a squad that won the Champions League and finished second to Manchester City with the third-highest points total in Premier League history. There has been criticism of Klopp for not making a significant signing to help his side’s quest for a first domestic title since 1990, but Henderson said that was unwarranted.“If the manager hasn’t signed anyone then he knows better than everyone else,” said the midfielder.“I think we’ve got a fantastic squad of players, we’ve shown that. We can use everybody, we’ve got big players (Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) coming back from long-term injuries, which is like new signings as the manager says.“We believe we’ve got a strong group in the changing room, a strong team, and we’ve just got to keep learning, keep improving on the training pitch, keep doing what we’ve been doing for a long time now, and keep staying hungry for more success.”Liverpool lost to City on penalties in the Community Shield on Sunday but their second-half display suggests they can challenge the reigning champions this season, which gets under way on Friday when the Reds host Norwich.Liverpool finished with 97 points last season, losing just one match, and they will have to maintain similar standards to have a chance of usurping Pep Guardiola’s City.However, Henderson stressed the quality of the performances could be improved despite the club’s impressive points tally.“We can’t always think back to what we did last season. We’re looking forward, we want to improve as a team,” he said.“There were a lot of games last year where we didn’t play particularly well and play as well as we like and we did grind results out at times.“Performance-wise we can be much better and that’s what we’ve got to focus on. Performance has got to be improving all the time.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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IT’S 90 NOT OUT FOR DONEGAL’S VERY OWN QUEEN NETTA

first_imgNetta Cole is looking super at 90 years young!The Queen wasn’t the only one to reach the age of ninety yesterday. There was a party too in Newtoncunningham in Donegal where Netta Cole celebrated her 90th surrounded by family and friends.In fact the Queen sent Netta a birthday card when they both celebrated their 80th, ten years ago. Back then the Queen broke with protocol as she doesn’t normally send cards to those living outside the UK.Congrats on your birthday Netta – our Queen of Donegal!IT’S 90 NOT OUT FOR DONEGAL’S VERY OWN QUEEN NETTA was last modified: April 21st, 2016 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) Tags:donegalNETTA COLENewtowncunninghamQueenlast_img read more

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