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Brathwaite powers Pride to win


first_img Brathwaite then allied with Chase in an up tempo 66-run, fourth wicket stand off 46 balls, which pushed Pride past the 200-run mark. Test batsman Chase clobbered a four and three sixes in a 27-ball cameo, but once he was bowled by Pervez in the 45th over, Pride lost their next six wickets for 42 runs. ICC Americas’ run chase was in peril as early as the fourth ball of the innings when Hakeem Dobson was caught at the wicket off Roach without scoring, and captain Nitish Kumar followed for one off the first ball of the second over when he was bowled by Holder, with three runs on the board. They were in further trouble at seven for three in the third over when Kamau Leverock, coming off a half-century in his last innings, departed for just one after cutting Roach to Warrican at third man. Amsterdam and Srimantha Wijeyeratne (1) put on 29 for the fourth wicket before three quick wickets tumbled for as many runs in the space of 11 balls. Tottering on 39 for six, Allen blasted a four and four sixes in a 32-run, seventh wicket partnership with Saad bin Zafar (4) but the latter’s dismissal, lbw to off-spinner Ashley Nurse in the 18th over, brought a swift end to the innings. FOURTH-WICKET STAND LUCAS STREET, Barbados, (CMC): Opener Kraigg Brathwaite’s second Regional Super50 hundred inspired unbeaten Barbados Pride to a commanding 171-run victory over ICC Americas in a one-sided contest at Windward Cricket Ground here yesterday. In another imperious display by the hosts, they stormed to 282 for nine off their allotted 50 overs after opting to bat first, and then bundled out ICC Americas for 111 in the 34th over, to seal their fifth straight win. Test batsman Brathwaite followed up his 101 against Guyana Jaguars just over a week ago with 108 off 134 deliveries, while left-hander Jonathan Carter sustained his good form with 57 and Roston Chase, 40. Leg-spinner Timil Patel (3-57) and fast bowler Cecil Pervez (3-58) claimed three wickets apiece. Captain and seamer Jason Holder then crippled the ICC Americas run chase with a brilliant spell of three for 25 from 10 overs while left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican (2-18) and fast bowler Kemar Roach (2-22) supported with two wickets apiece. All-rounder Timroy Allen stroked a typically whirlwind 36 off 25 balls while Alex Amsterdam chipped in with 30. But they were the only two to pass 20 as ICC Americas slumped to 39 for six in the 12th over and never really recovered. ICC Americas had earlier struck the first blow of the contest when Anthony Alleyne fell cheaply for two with three runs on the board in the second over. However, Brathwaite led the recovery in an innings that included seven fours and six, and which anchored three successive half-century stands He put on 79 for the second wicket with Shai Hope who made 27 and another 92 for the third wicket with Carter, whose knock was a busy one requiring just 56 balls and including three fours and a six.last_img read more


Councillor repeats call for new water main after area’s fifth outage in two weeks


first_imgThere are again calls for Irish Water to lay a new water main from Ballindrait to Tober following the latest outage today.This is the fifth time in the last fortnight for an outage. Crews responded to the burst pipe today.It follows a similar incident yesterday and three times last week residents and business owners experienced the same problem. “I have met Irish water almost monthly and presented them with a petition,” Coucillor Gerry Crawford said.“The petition highlights the concerns of the local people, which this line is meant to bring a water supply to, but it is not doing so..“New pipe works locally are making worse the position on this pipeline. The matter needs to be taken seriously“I am repeating my call to Irish water to lay a new water main. “This line serves the area’s biggest problem and this has happened on many occasions over a long period of time.”Councillor repeats call for new water main after area’s fifth outage in two weeks was last modified: April 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:ballindraitCouncillor Gerry CrawfordIrish WaterToberwaterlast_img read more


Should I Build a Mechanical Room in My Attic?


first_imgIn many southern states, it’s common for an HVAC contractor to install an air handler and ductwork in a vented unconditioned attic. In July, the attic temperature rises to 120°F. Perhaps the homeowner, irritated by his hot bedroom and concerned about his high electricity bills, sticks his head through the attic access hatch, and nearly faints. It’s a sauna up there.One solution to this problem is to convert the vented unconditioned attic to an unvented conditioned attic by applying spray foam to the underside of the roof sheathing. That’s a good solution, because it brings the attic air handler and attic ductwork into the home’s conditioned space, but the price tag is very high.So the homeowner thinks of a different solution, and posts a question on GBA: Can I build a mechanical room with insulated walls in my attic, so that the air handler is (more or less) in conditioned space?I usually advise, “That’s a bad idea.” Let’s investigate why. The many features of a mechanical room First of all, let’s describe the features of an adequate mechanical room. It needs to have an insulated floor, walls, and ceiling, and these assemblies need to be relatively airtight. The walls should be finished with 5/8-inch drywall. The room needs to be big enough to allow maintenance workers to access the equipment comfortably, and to swap failed equipment with new equipment when necessary.Can you create this type of mechanical room in an attic? Sometimes, but not always. What are the hurdles?Let’s say you’ve addressed these hurdles. Your attic has a generously sized access hatch, and you don’t have any furnaces or water heaters up there — just an air handler… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more


Objective and Subjective


first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Science has reduced everything to bits and bytes. Everything is atoms, and everything is now data. It is all subject to being measured, analyzed, and used to make decisions. Because we trust objective data, it’s used to make predictions about the future.We trust data because we trust things that we can measure. You can rely on measurements. You can use data to make sober, rational, clinical, reasoned decisions. Data isn’t subjective, and it isn’t emotional.Data doesn’t care what story it tells. It just tells the story.The human mind is subjective. It’s not made up of bits and bytes. The information it stores isn’t data, at least not the way we think of data now.Trust isn’t made up of atoms or bits and bytes. Love, even if it produces a measurable increase in serotonin, can’t be measured. The sacrifices that human beings make to help others isn’t measured on an objective “altruism” scale. Neither is integrity – or fear, hope, joy, or disappointment.Fortunately, we have evolved in such a way as to allow us to make somewhat objective decisions with a subjective mind about another subjective mind.Objective data is good at telling its part of the story. But the subjective mind is even better at telling its part of the story. You are wise to use both.last_img read more


Leading or Following the Client


first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Mindshare equals wallet share. The greater your share of mind, the greater your share of wallet.You are either leading your clients or they are leading you. For decades, salespeople have been taught to uncover dissatisfaction and to sell their solutions. The challenge with this approach now is that it is too reactive for the disruptive age in which we find ourselves. It’s passive and reactive in a time that calls for initiative and a proactive approach.Waiting and ReactingIf you are waiting for your prospective or existing clients to tell you what is broken so you can fix it, you are operating in reactive mode. Anyone can walk into your prospective client’s office and asked them what sort of issues, challenges, and opportunities they’re working on. But if the prospective client already knows these things, you are following the client. There are a lot of people who would prefer to follow the client, allowing them to determine exactly what they need for themselves.Leading and Taking InitiativeLeading the client is different. Instead of waiting for your prospective client to decide that they have a compelling reason to change, you get in front of them and provide them with that compelling case for change before they have even recognized that need. You provide them with their next big idea, their next initiative, and their next breakthrough. That’s leadership. It’s how you own mindshare.Leading the client is difficult. You have to possess deep business acumen. You need to have the situational knowledge, those experiences that inform your thinking and provide you with the ability to help chart the appropriate course forward. You have to understand the trade-offs that your prospective clients are going to need to make as they take a step into the unknown.A Proactive ApproachProactively helping your prospective clients avoid challenges before they recognize them is a far more powerful space to occupy than the traditional role of waiting until your prospective client has enough of a compelling reason to change to begin searching for help. What do you know that your prospective client doesn’t know yet?What can you see clearly that your dream client has not yet begun to notice?What are the competitive threats or future opportunities your prospective clients should be pursuing now that aren’t even on the radar?last_img read more