Ison and Lim Finish Top-14 to Lead Bulldogs at Hawkeye Invite

first_imgFreshman Tim Lim finished a stroke back from Ison to place tied for 14th. Lim shot a two-over-par 74 on the final day for a total score of 149 (75-74). Results Story Links Senior Drew Ison fired a one-over-par, 73, to finish tied for 11th-place with a team-best total score of 148 (75-73). Chase Wicklund, who played as an individual, recorded a total score of 167 (80-87). The Bulldogs registered a 302 for a final score of 602 (300-302) and moved up five spots to finish tied for sixth with Minnesota, who recorded a 317 in the second round. Iowa State managed to hold on to its lead to take home the team title with a score of 583 (280-303). Host Iowa finished runner-up one shot behind the Cyclones with a score of 384 (285-299). Sophomore Kyle MacDonald carded a three-over, 75, on the 7,239-yard, par-72 course to finish tied for 30th with a score of 152 (77-75). Tommi Avant carded an 80 on the final day to finish with a total score of 154 (74-80), while Arjun Reddy closed out the team’s performance with a total score of 160 (76-84). “I am extremely proud of the team and how we played today. The conditions were so tough. It was absolutely freezing out with strong winds and rain,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “We had the second-best score of the day which shows our mental toughness and character. We also moved up five spots and had a strong finish.” IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Drake University men’s golf team put together the second-best score of the day to finish tied for sixth place at the two-day, 36-hole Hawkeye Invitational. The Bulldogs will have nearly 10 days to make final preparations for the MVC Championship on April 23-24 at Cape Girardeau, Mo. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Pair of first-half goals propel Eureka boys soccer past McKinleyville

first_imgEureka >> The ability to apply the pressure and adjust to pressure is what did it for the Eureka boys soccer team. The Loggers scored a pair of first-half goals to claim a 2-0 win over the McKinleyville Panthers at Albee Stadium on Saturday evening to move within two games of first-place Fortuna in the standings.A strong first-half performance saw the Loggers 3-2 H-DN, 5-4 overall) maintain a slight control of the ball in the defensive third of the Panthers (2-3 H-DN, 3-4 overall). “Our …last_img read more

Choosing an Air Barrier and a Housewrap

first_imgIn the midst of framing his new house, Joe Norm has switched gears and opted out of Zip System sheathing in favor of CDX plywood. The question he faces now is how he should air seal the exterior side of the walls—tape the seams between sheets of plywood, or tape the seams of the water-resistive barrier (WRB) he installs over the sheathing? More to the point, will a common WRB like DuPont’s Tyvek be good enough, or should he be prepared to spend more on an “exotic” product? “I priced out VaproShield IT and it looks to be 3x the cost of Tyvek,” Joe writes in a Q&A post. “Solitex Mento looks to be about 2x the cost. Why are these products so much more and how are they justified over Tyvek?” That’s where we start this Q&A Spotlight.RELATED ARTICLESA New Encyclopedia Article on Water-Resistive BarriersThe Complicated Role of a Water-Resistive BarrierKeeping Water Out of Walls: Housewrap and BeyondA Canadian Couple Needs Help Choosing a Heating SystemCombining Sheathing With a WRB and Air Barrier Staple-up WRBs are not the best air barriers GBA Editor Brian Pontolilo has just finished a series of blogs on WRBs and has come to at least one conclusion: “There is no easy answer when it comes to the performance of individual products.” In order to win code approval, a WRB must pass certain criteria of the International Code Council’s Evaluation Service. Reports on test results offer only limited information, but Pontolilo adds that there are better choices for an air barrier than a staple-up housewrap. “It is well known that staple-up housewraps like Tyvek don’t make the best air barriers,” he says. “At least they are challenging, at best, to detail as an air barrier. If you choose this type of product, taping the plywood seams is a more straightforward approach to air sealing.” If Norm wants his WRB to double duty as an air barrier, Pontolilo would recommend the Zip System sheathing, peel-and-stick membranes, or liquid-applied products instead. Beyond the question of which WRB to use, Pontolilo adds, is the importance of including a ventilated rainscreen in the design. Tighter houses need better WRBs Houses with drafty exteriors can tolerate water more readily than tight houses, AlexPoi writes. If Norm is building a tight house, he’ll be better off with a high-quality WRB. “A little bit of water in a leaky house is not a problem because air movement will dry the sheathing pretty quickly if it gets wet,” AlexPoi says. But when the house is tight, and air movement through the walls is limited, is takes longer for moisture to dissipate. “So, if you are building a tight house with OSB sheathing in a wet climate, I would personally not take the risk to cheap out on the WRB just for the peace of mind,” AlexPoi continues. “After all, a good WRB will cost you just a couple of thousand more but could save you big time.” AlexPoi suggests Norm pay particular attention to flashing details to keep bulk water out. Sheathing makes a robust air barrier Andrew C believes that taping the seams of the plywood sheathing is Norm’s best bet for a durable air barrier. “Properly detailed, the WRB can be a belt-and-suspenders backup air barrier to the taped sheathing, but the sheathing remains primary,” Andrew C writes. “As others have pointed out, flashing design details and attention to these details, along with avoiding dumb designs like dead-ending a roof valley into a wall, are critical to durability.” To Andrew C, a wall design with taped plywood and Tyvek CommercialWrap (a suggestion from Malcolm Taylor as a more durable alternative than Tyvek) makes the most sense. Why opt out of Zip System sheathing? Norm opened his original question by noting that he had decided against using Zip System sheathing, an OSB product with an integral WRB from Huber Engineered Woods that has become increasingly common on both walls and roofs. How come? Patrick O’Sullivan wants to know. “No good reason really,” Norm replies. “I’m not fond of OSB in general and I couldn’t totally get past the idea of hundreds of feet of reverse laps for water to get caught up in. I”m sure Zip is great and in the end I may regret not trying it out.” Even though Taylor thinks taped plywood sheathing and a WRB in sheet form would be a good route, he also thinks Zip Sheathing is worth considering. “Zip-R [a version of the sheathing bonded to a layer of foam insulation] makes some sense to me, and I’m pretty sure Zip will turn out to be a good long-term sheathing/WRB,” he says. But when it comes to choosing a particular WRB, Taylor says that as long as it is installed “diligently,” he hasn’t seen anything suggesting one WRB is significantly better than another. As to the long-term durability of plywood vs. OSB, a question that Zerphyr7 raises, Alex P refers him to an Instagram photo posted by architect Steve Baczek showing two small pieces of Zip sheathing taped together with Zip tape that have been left outside for a decade. “He says the tape is perfectly fine and the edges have swollen a little with full exposure to rain, ice and snow,” Alex P says. Our expert’s opinion GBA Technical Director Peter Yost adds this: I like to keep the air barrier and the water-resistive barrier together so that at penetrations I can seal both in the same plane or location. On the topic of ventilated rainscreens, for all but the driest of climates, I strongly prefer a free-draining and airflow-promoting gap (open top and bottom) between the cladding and the WRB. The one situation that no code-approved test for WRBs requires is water held in tension between the claddings and the WRBs (no gap between them). I have seen this water held in tension result in wet sheathing with a variety of different WRBs. Quite some time ago now, Paul Fisette—now retired, but then head of the Wood Technology and Construction program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst—worked up a test for water held in tension. You can read that report here. Paul was a “wingnut” long before I codified that term on BuildingGreen and then with Martin’s help here on GBA . On a side note, does WRB stand for “water-resistive barrier,” “water-resistant barrier,” “weather-resistant barrier,” or “weather-resistive barrier?” In the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), these terms are used interchangeably: water-resistive barrier 30 times, water-resistant barrier six times, weather-resistant barrier three times, and weather-resistive barrier twice. That is just odd. Even more odd is to use the terms “resistive” and “resistant”—both meaning some level of opposition—with the term “barrier,” which means an absolute stop or block. In our industry, we certainly struggle with water and weather, even in our terminology.last_img read more

Audiocast with Kim Feeney, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS and Kristen DiFilippo MS, RDN, LDN

first_img 3:07 “Sports Nutrition Podcast” Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 1. Photospin.com/Toh Kheng HoDietitians!  Do you want to become a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)?  Are you working with athletes or service members who want the best athletic performance and peak conditioning? Listen to this audiocast for a preview of our upcoming webinar.Performance Nutrition Considerations for Service Members and Veterans.You can register here.  Dietitians earn 1 CPEU.center_img read more

Nine Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

first_imgNine members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) surrendered to the police in Chattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Sunday, the police claimed.“Nine Maoists left the CPI(Maoist) and surrendered to the police in presence of Dantewada district SP Kamlochan Kashyap on Sunday after getting disillusioned with the Maoist movement due to constant discrimination and exploitation [by senior leaders]. The Maoists, who surrendered on Sunday, also include Nanda, the gunman of senior Maoist leader Ganesh Uike and a member of the CPI(Maoist) Dand Karanya Special Zonal Committee ,” the police said.Nanda alias Barse had joined the rebels in 2009.last_img read more

COA has not yet referred KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya’s case: BCCI Ombudsman

first_imgBCCI Ombudsman Justice DK Jain on Tuesday said the Committee of Administrators (COA) is yet to refer him the matter involving India cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who are facing an inquiry over their sexist remarks during a TV show.The Supreme Court had appointed its former judge Jain as the BCCI Ombudsman last month to resolve disputes. Jain took charge at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, earlier this month.”I have not taken up any matter Suo Motu for now. Once the COA refers a case to me, I will take it up,” Jain told PTI when asked about the case involving Rahul and Pandya.The Vinod Rai-led COA, after consulting amicus curiae P S Narsimha, had decided to lift the suspension on Rahul and Pandya in January, pending an inquiry. At that time, the BCCI did not have an Ombudsman.Both Pandya and Rahul were sent home from Australia after their sexist comments on a popular chat show triggered a massive controversy, leading to their provisional suspension.After their provisional suspensions were revoked, Pandya joined the team in the middle of the New Zealand tour while Rahul, who had a disastrous tour of Australia, was told to play the home A series against England Lions.Rahul is now part of the India ODI squad which is locked in a battle with Australia while Pandya is nursing a back injury.It remains to be seen what action the BCCI will take against the cricketers, if at all.last_img read more