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  • Did you know this about Steven Gerrard?!

    first_imgSteven Gerrard’s final game at Anfield is live on talkSPORT – Liverpool v Crystal Palace on Saturday 16 May 2015.With Steven Gerrard’s incredible Liverpool career approaching its conclusion, we’re testing Kopites on their knowledge of the legendary Reds captain.How much do you know about Gerrard?Get stuck in to our Stevie G quiz, here…About | Privacy | Terms 1 Steven Gerrard last_img

  • Cyclist to rack up the Ks to help the elderly

    first_img17 April 2014The aQuelle Tour Durban, one of KwaZulu-Natal’s and South Africa’s premier road cycling races, is a tough enough challenge for the average participant, but for David Kleynhans this year’s race will be part of an epic 3 300km journey to raise funds and awareness for the elderly.Epic journeyKleynhans, 42, an avid road cyclist, will ride from his home in Welgemoed in Cape Town to Durban, covering the 1 600 km trip in seven days, to arrive in Durban in time to start the 105km aQuelle Tour Durban road race on Monday, 28 April.After the event, he will set off on his return journey to his home in the Cape.While Kleynhans is very fit, the trip is more about raising money and drawing attention to the difficulties facing the elderly through his FRAIL charity.‘My first Tour Durban’“This will be my first aQuelle Tour Durban,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.“After I started to cycle, I saw the need to support others. Over the last 10 years I have done one or two tours a year, sometimes three tours in a year.”Kleynhans grew up in the Addo area of the Eastern Cape before moving to Cape Town as a teenager, and spent time in the care of the elderly, and was moved by their plight.‘Heartache’“Through family I was shown the heartache that some seniors have to live with,” he said. “I was shown love, and now I wish to share it with our seniors, who cared for me when I was toddler.”“I am able-bodied and able to care for myself, but who cares for those less fortunate to have any family members?” he asked.FRAILKleynhans’ FRAIL (Friendship, Relatives, Acceptance, Involvement, Love) programme will benefit from his fundraising efforts, which will be driven by sponsorships and the sale of raffle tickets.“I am asking people to sponsor me four cents per kilometre. That’s R65 one way,” Kleynhans explained. “Every R65 sponsorship will get an entry into the raffle.”He will also be interacting with community and local government leaders on each stage of his trip to seek support.Charity driveThe aQuelle Tour Durban has a very strong charity drive, and through Club Cappuccino the race supports the Domino Foundation, which serves the Amaoti community. Numerous individual riders use the race to either raise funds for charities of their own, or simply ride to raise awareness of these organisations and causes.KLENYHANS’ SCHEDULE20 April: Cape Town to Laingsburg. 275km21 April: Laingsburg to Beaufort West. 200km22 April: Beaufort West to Graaff-Reinet. 204km23 April: Graaff- Reinet to Queenstown. 280km24 April: Queenstown to Qumbu. 280km25 April: Qumbu to Port Shepstone. 250km26 April: Port Shepstone to Durban. 120km28 April: aQuelle Tour Durban. 105km29 April: Depart Durban for Cape Town.5 May: Arrive in Cape Town.To learn more about Kleynhans’ ride, or to support him, please visit the following websites: The Hub Cycling Forums, Frail Cycling to Help Old Age Homes on Facebook, Frail David Kleynhans on Facebook, or Frail Kleynhans on Twitter.last_img read more

  • Pinpointing Leaks With a Fog Machine

    first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members 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.center_img In the last few years, energy consultants have developed a quick and easy way to pinpoint air leaks in a building envelope. The technique uses a theatrical fog machine — a small, inexpensive device that creates smoke-like fog for dances, Halloween parties, or theatrical events. Fog machines have heating elements that vaporize “fog juice,” a solution of water and glycol or water and glycerin.With the help of a blower door or a window fan, a fog machine can dramatically reveal holes in a building envelope. For the last 30 years, energy raters have been using blower doors to determine a building’s leakiness. The results of a blower-door test — reported as infiltration airflow (in cfm) at a pressure difference of 50 Pascals — usually reveal how tight a building is, but not the location of any leaks.Once a house is depressurized, however, air leaks can be located by walking from room to room feeling for drafts, or by waving a smoke pencil near likely problem areas. Finding these leaks requires experience, persistence, and a certain amount of detective work. (For more information on blower-door testing, see “Blower Door Basics.”)The fog-machine technique adds a whole new dimension to leak discovery. It’s leak detection for dummies. Instead of crawling around on your hands and knees with a smoke pencil, you look for leaks by standing around in the front yard. The leaks don’t reveal themselves as subtle whiffs of moving air; they shout, “Over here! I’m leaking!”During a conventional blower-door test, the fan is set up to blow outward, depressurizing the house. A fog test, on the other hand, requires the house to be pressurized, with the fan blowing inward. Fog tests are usually scheduled after a house has been insulated but before the drywall has been hung.The… last_img read more

  • The Importance of Rehearsing What Could Go Wrong

    first_imgMy instructor gave me very clear directions. He said, “Pull the accelerator towards you.” I barely moved it and the plane started to nudge forward. He said, “No. Pull it all the way out.” I was trying to follow his instructions and managed to pull it half way out, the plane gaining speed down the runway.” My instructor, tired of me hesitating, grabbed my hand and pulled it back and the plane leaped forward, gaining speed. I pulled back on the yoke, as he directed, and we were flying.Ten minutes later, my instructor explained what we were going to do next. He said, “Now we are going to stall the plane.” That didn’t sound very positive to me, being that we were a few thousand feet above the surface of the Earth. I asked, “Why would do that? Why would stall the plane.” His answer didn’t make me feel any better. He replied, “Sometimes planes stall, and if you don’t know what to do, you can flip the plane, and spiral upside down into the ground.”To stall a plane, you need only climb at a rate that exceeds the planes ability. The plane gets loose and wobbly, and alarms start screaming. Your instinct is to pull back, which is exactly the wrong thing to do. The right thing to do is to push the yoke forward, and doing so makes everything better very quickly. We did this a few times, and the instructor told me we would practice it at ever lesson. Should something happen, you want to reflexively do the right thing.Salespeople (and their leaders, managers, and companies) complain about scripts and role plays. They also continually go over the same ground, talking about this objection or that unreasonable client challenge. They recount their continued struggle with commitments that aren’t kept and clients that go dark, as if there is no way to improve their results.Why wouldn’t one work through the common conversations they have with their clients to ensure they create the most value possible for their client while also creating a preference to work with them?How could one be harmed by rehearsing their responses to the most common concerns their dream client’s are going to struggle with to ensure they can resolve them effectively, if it is possible to do so?Why wing it and see for the first time the words that come out of your mouth when your client challenges you? Why repeat what hasn’t worked for you before, when you could gain new language choices that improve your performance in front of your dream client, that same performance in which they are trying to determine whether they should work with you over your competition?If you are continuously challenged by the same scenario, it is not the challenging scenario that is to blame. It’s your lack of improving your ability to effectively handle it. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

  • Turncoats meet with mixed results

    first_imgIn the run-up to the Assembly elections, several politicians from the opposition parties quit to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Shiv Sena in the hope of scoring a win. For the most part, however, the turncoats faced disappointment on Thursday, losing to those who replaced them in their previous parties. The BJP had rejected 12 of its own sitting MLAs, favouring imports from other parties instead. In an embarrassing defeat to the party in Satara, Udayanraje Bhosale — one of the most high profile leaders to defect from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) four months after winning the Lok Sabha elections — lost the parliamentary bypoll to the NCP’s Shrinivas Patil. In Indapur, where former minister Harshavardhan Patil quit the Congress party to join the BJP, lost to the NCP’s Dattatray Bharane by 3,110 votes. Meanwhile, former NCP MLA from Akole, Vaibhav Pichad, contested on a BJP ticket but lost to the NCP’s Kiran Lahamate with a humiliating margin of 57,689 votes. Two other sitting MLAs who quit the NCP, Jaydutta Kshirsagar from Beed and Dilip Sopal from Barshi, met the same fate.The Congress also managed to retain its seat in Shrirampur, despite its three-time MLA Bhausaheb Kamble exiting the party a few months ago. Natha Kanade defeated Mr. Kamble, who was contesting from the Shiv Sena, with a margin of 18,994 votes. Nirmala Gavit, the MLA from Igatpuri in Nashik district, met a similar fate. She had left the Congress for the Sena before elections.However, it was not a bad day for all defectors contesting on a BJP ticket.Kalidas Kolambkar, a seven-time Congress MLA from Wadala who joined the BJP before the elections, defeated the Congress’s Shivkumar Lad with a comfortable margin of 30,845 votes. Similarly, former senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, who left the party this June, emerged victorious from Shirdi on a BJP ticket. An MLA from the constituency since 1995, he defeated the Congress candidate Jagannath Thorat with a crushing margin of 87,024 votes. Jaykumar Gore, who won in 2014 on a Congress ticket, retained his seat as a BJP candidate, while two former NCP members who joined the BJP, Rahul Narwekar and Ranajagjitsinh Patil, also emerged victorious from the Colaba and Tuljapur constituencies respectively.last_img read more